Patents Represented by Attorney Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
  • Patent number: 8352846
    Abstract: Provided is a method for generating a single rate or multi-rate highly structured low density parity check, encoding a data stream with the generated LDPC matrix for transmission in a wireless communication system, and for efficient LDPC decoding at a receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Adeptence, LLC
    Inventor: Ismail Lakkis
  • Patent number: 8351929
    Abstract: A mobile station is provided. The mobile station includes: a wireless communication unit which establishes wireless communication with a base station; a storage unit which stores a roaming list used when roaming to a mobile communication network other than a specific mobile communication network; a communication network selecting unit which selects a mobile communication network with which the mobile station is capable of communicating wirelessly, by using the roaming list; and an update unit which requests update of the roaming list through the wireless communication unit at a time of starting the mobile station, and updates the roaming list stored in the storage unit if changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Izawa, Keiichi Hirata
  • Patent number: 8350970
    Abstract: A radio frequency front end for a television band receiver and spectrum sensor includes a first plurality of adaptive matching networks connected to a signal summer that combines signals received by the first plurality of antennas respectively connected to the first plurality of adaptive matching networks and outputs a combined signal to each of a second plurality of downconverter/tuners. The downconverter/tuners are respectively or collectively connected to an analog to digital converter that converts output of the second plurality of downconverter/tuners into at least one digital signal that is output to the television band receiver and spectrum sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wi-LAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Birkett, Shiquan Wu
  • Patent number: 8350968
    Abstract: A universal transmitter and a universal receiver for respectively transmitting and receiving orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) signals using the international television bands respectively use fixed subcarrier spacing; fixed Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)/Inverse Fast Fourier Transform (IFFT) period values; a fixed symbol duration for each cyclic prefix option; and fixed WRAN frame parameters, but a selectable channel bandwidth for transmission and reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wi-LAN, Inc.
    Inventor: Shiquan Wu
  • Patent number: 8350673
    Abstract: A card comprises an antenna configured to generate and receive radio frequency signals, a chip coupled with the antenna, the chip configured to store sensitive information and communicate the information to an authorized reader via the antenna, and a switching mechanism configured to tune and detune the antenna relative to the chip to enable and disable respectively, the chips ability to communicate the sensitive information via the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Neology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheshidher Nyalamadugu, Jun Liu, Francisco Martinez de Velasco Cortina
  • Patent number: 8350704
    Abstract: A Non-transferable Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) assembly for attachment to an article comprises a RFID module; and a antenna module coupled with the RFID module, the antenna module comprising a conductive layer, a substrate, and an adhesive modification layer between the conductive layer and the substrate, the adhesive modification layer configured such that when the assembly is attached to the article and attempt to remove the assembly will cause the substrate to release and leave the conductive layer intact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Neology, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Mullis, Steve Gonzalez, Emily Olanoff
  • Patent number: 8346702
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that predict the accuracy of expert forecasts based on a corpus of prior expert forecasts. Expert forecasts (also referred to as opinions) are analyzed and processed to determine an opinion and related positions expressed by the expert. Each opinion is combined with relevant industry information to create a structured model for the opinion. A plurality of structured models for a given expert are then analyzed along with information related to the actual outcome of prior predictions to create a decision model for the particular expert. A new opinion issued by an expert is then analyzed using the decision model for that expert to predict the accuracy of the new opinion from the expert. Recommended actions in accordance with or against the new expert opinion may then be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Step 3 Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Busch, Ryan Brunton
  • Patent number: 8344890
    Abstract: In the embodiments described herein, a RFID enabled license plate is constructed by using the license plate, or a retro-reflective layer formed thereon as part of the resonator configured to transmit signals generated by and RFID chip integrated with the license plate. Such an RFID enabled license plate can include a metal license plate with a slot formed in the metal license plate, and a RFID tag module positioned in the slot. The RFID tag module can include a chip and a loop, and the loop can be coupled with the metal license plate, e.g., via inductive or conductive coupling. In this manner, the metal license plate can be configured to act as a resonator providing increased performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Neology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Zhu, Chih-chuan Yen, Jun Liu, Joe Mullis
  • Patent number: 8345014
    Abstract: A high dimensional touchpad (HDTP) controls a variety of computer windows systems and applications by detecting a user's finger movement in the left-right, forward-backward, roll, pitch, yaw, and downward pressure directions. One or more of the detected finger movements are then used to control specific computer applications including focusing a user's attention to one of several web pages, gesture recognition, magnification control, 3D-polyhedral menu selection, Internet browsers, navigation applications, games, media players, spreadsheets, and controlling the functions of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Seung E. Lim
  • Patent number: 8337123
    Abstract: A cutting insert and a cutting tool, with which concentration of stress on a flank corresponding to a first cutting edge (main cutting edge) comprising a plurality of surfaces is reduced, and to provide a cutting method using the cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Takuya Ishida
  • Patent number: 8340237
    Abstract: There is provided a wireless communication method, a wireless communication system, a base station and a mobile station which conduct wireless communication using an OFDM modulation scheme. The base station transmits a timing correction burst to the mobile station only when a correlation peak detected from a received OFDM symbol is within a predetermined timing detection range. If the timing correction burst is not introduced from the base station even after expiration of predetermined time duration, by copying a signal by a length different from a guard interval from the end of an effective symbol and adding the copied signal to the front of the effective symbol, the mobile station generates a new timing correction channel (second time), in which transmission timing of a previously generated timing correction channel is shifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Toru Sahara
  • Patent number: 8340114
    Abstract: In order to input/output only necessary information in accordance with the form of application, a mobile phone includes: a wireless circuit 22 to connect to a first network in order to communicate with a device connected to the first network; a wireless LAN circuit 23 to connect to a second network different from the first network in order to communicate with a device connected to the second network; and a setting mode switching portion 21 to switch between a first setting mode capable of activating wireless circuit 22 and wireless LAN circuit 23 and a second setting mode capable of activating only wireless circuit 22 among wireless circuit 22 and wireless LAN circuit 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Haruyoshi Oshime
  • Patent number: 8339018
    Abstract: Provided is a highly durable laminated piezoelectric element wherein a stress generated at a portion, i.e., the boundary between an active region and inactive region, is reduced. A method for manufacturing such laminated piezoelectric element is also provided. The laminated piezoelectric element has a laminated structure (15) wherein a plurality of piezoelectric layers (11) and internal electrode layers (13) are alternately laminated. The piezoelectric layer (11) contains a metal element other than those elements constituting piezoelectric ceramic, i.e., the main component of the piezoelectric layer (11), and at a portion (11a) of the piezoelectric layer (11) at the vicinity of an end of the internal electrode layer (13), metal particles having a metal element as a main component exist. The content of the metal at the portion (11a) at the vicinity of the end is higher than the content of a compound of the metal element and a nonmetal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Inagaki, Takeshi Okamura, Tomohiro Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 8334751
    Abstract: A RFID cabinet comprises a cabinet structure and one or more drawers or shelves. Chambers are formed within the cabinet to house the one or more drawers or shelves. An RFID scanner is configured to scan items tagged with RFID tags in the chambers via one or more antennas. The antennas can include transmit and receive antennas or antennas configured to perform both transmit and receive functions. The drawers can have a access cover, or lid that can be controlled so as to control access to the drawer. The scanner can be configured to perform inventory control for the tagged items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Neology, Inc.
    Inventors: John Azevedo, Jeffrey Zhu, Eric Mikuteit, Jun Liu
  • Patent number: 8335470
    Abstract: A communication apparatus and a method used by the communication apparatus to perform magnetic-field communication with an external apparatus is provided. The communication apparatus determines the communication distance between the communication apparatus and the external apparatus based on the voltage level of a radio signal, a distance measuring device, or other means. The communication distance is compared to a predetermined distance and the communication apparatus dynamically adjusts its resonance frequency for improved magnetic-field communication with the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tadashi Koyama
  • Patent number: 8334500
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus operable to reduce defocusing due to temperature changes is disclosed. An optical system comprises a glass lens and a plastic lens, wherein a power of the plastic lenses is smaller than that of the glass lens. An image pickup device picks up an object image that has passed through the optical system as a defocused object image including an area with a large-depth-of-field light and a blurred area. An image processing device generates an image signal with a smaller blur than the blurred object image from the image pickup device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Ohara, Yusuke Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8335204
    Abstract: A wireless local area network (WLAN) gateway may use a modified LTE radio frame and TV white space spectrum for data communications in a wireless local area network. In the modified LTE downlink frame a predefined subset of the pilot (reference) symbol subcarriers are used to carry information to data sinks in the WLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Wi-LAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Vajira Samarasooriya, Shiquan Wu
  • Patent number: 8334337
    Abstract: A composition for use in grips is disclosed. The composition may be used, for example, in making a golf club grip. The disclosed grip provides for improved shock absorption and other beneficial properties. In one embodiment the comprises a cross-linked composition of from about 40% by weight to about 80% by weight of one or a combination of a first material selected from the group consisting of butyl rubber, nitrile rubber, ethylene propylene rubber and chloroprene rubber, and from about 10% by weight to about 50% by weight of one or a combination of a second material selected from the group consisting of ethylene-propylene-diene copolymer (EPDM), polyurethane, ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, polypropylene and cork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Lamkin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Lamkin, David Claas, Christopher A. Lee, Miguel Angel Bravo, Maria Ramirez, Patricia Marquez, Roberto Rodriguez, Carlos Rodriguez, Moises Lucero, Feliciano Guillen, Iran Saenz, Andrew Kerr, Ernesto Castro
  • Patent number: 8328698
    Abstract: A dual action weightlifting machine has a stationary frame including a racking portion and spaced vertical guides slidably mounted on opposite sides of the frame for horizontal movement relative to the frame. A horizontally extending exercise bar assembly has spaced first and second vertical slides slidably mounted on the vertical guides, at least one rotatable user engaging portion for gripping by a user, at least one rack engaging portion comprising a rotatable wear sleeve which rotates independently from the user engaging portion, and opposite first and second end portions for receiving one or more selected weights. The user engaging portion is located between the opposite sides of the frame and has a central longitudinal axis which is coaxial with the cylindrical surfaces of the wear sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hoist Fitness Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall T. Webber, Bruce Hockridge
  • Patent number: 8330823
    Abstract: Capturing a surface in motion picture, including: covering a surface with a pattern formed of a marking material; acquiring a sequence of image frames, each image frame of the sequence including a plurality of images of the pattern covering the surface; deriving a mesh object from the plurality of images for the each image frame; tracking the mesh object in each frame through the sequence of frames; and generating animation data modeling a characteristic of the surface using the tracked mesh object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Demian Gordon