Patents Represented by Attorney Rabin & Berdo, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8351802
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is capable of performing a plurality of controlling operations. The image forming apparatus includes a detachable replaceable part having an information storing unit that stores predetermined information, an information reading unit that reads the predetermined information from the information storing unit, a determining unit that determines whether the replaceable part is a genuine part or not based on the predetermined information read by the information reading unit, a display unit capable of displaying the predetermined information, and a control unit that determines a controlling operation among the plurality of controlling operations based on a determination by the determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Sonoda, Yoichi Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 8351784
    Abstract: A packet-optical integrated switch without an optical transponder, includes: a packet line card configured to output an Ethernet packet signal to a pre-set output port; a packet switch fabric configured to transfer the packet signal from the packet line card to the output port previously set in a destination address included in the packet signal; a 10 gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE)/optical transport unit level 2 (OTU2) integrated line card configured to convert the packet signal from the packet switch fabric into an OTU2 optical signal having a pre-set wavelength; and a wavelength selection switch fabric configured to allocate the optical signal from the 10 GbE/OTU2 integrated line card to a pre-set wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) port by pre-set wavelength to exchange the optical signal to each port by wavelength, wherein the packet line card, the packet switch fabric, the 10 GbE/OTU2 integrated line card, and the wavelength selection switch fabric perform the reverse operations of the process, respectivel
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hong Ju Kim, Hyun Woo Cho, Ji Wook Youn, Hyun Jae Lee, Bup Joong Kim, Sun Me Kim, Byung Jun Ahn
  • Patent number: 8350646
    Abstract: A connection structure of an armature and a pushing mechanism of a relay has an armature and a pushing block. The head of the armature is T-shaped and connected by a vertical arm and a cross arm. One end of the pushing block has a bar-shaped through hole and a bar-shaped blind hole, disposed alongside and vertical to the motion direction of the pushing block. A through groove to connect the bar-shaped trough hole and the blind hole is disposed at the centre of the bar-shaped through hole and the blind hole. With the through groove, the T-shaped armature head can move along the through groove when the T-shaped armature head is shoved into the bar-shaped through hole. The cross arm of the T-shaped armature head is dropped into the bar-shaped blind hole to cooperate with the bar-shaped blind hole to drive the pushing block when the armature swings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xiamen Hongfa Electroacoustic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhonghua Tan
  • Patent number: 8347993
    Abstract: An off-road vehicle having a belt type continuously variable transmission and an air intake path. A four cycle type engine includes a crank case and a cylinder extending upward from the crank case. A belt type continuously variable transmission is provided on one end of the crank case in a vehicle width direction. A belt chamber is formed inside a transmission case for housing the belt type continuously variable transmission. A part of the transmission case in front of a rear end of the cylinder is connected to an intake path for leading air to the belt chamber. The intake path extends upward from the transmission case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yousuke Ishida
  • Patent number: 8348646
    Abstract: A variable displacement vane pump includes a first and a second fluid pressure chamber (31,32) where the cam ring (4) is made eccentric to the rotor (2) by a pressure difference between the first and the second fluid pressure chamber (31,32), a control valve (21) for controlling a pressure of the first and the second fluid pressure chamber (31,32) so that an eccentric amount of the cam ring (4) is reduced to be small with an increase in a rotation speed of the rotor (2), a pressure applying section (36) for applying a pressure to the cam ring (4) in a direction of increasing the eccentric amount all the time, and a cam ring movement restricting portion (12) for defining a minimum eccentric amount of the cam ring (4) by restricting the movement of the cam ring (4) in a direction of decreasing the eccentric amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kayaba Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Fujita, Masamichi Sugihara, Hiroshi Shiozaki, Koichiro Akatsuka
  • Patent number: 8351296
    Abstract: An ultrasonic lamp control method is provided. The control method includes the following steps. The ultrasonic lamp emits a first burst, and detects whether a first echo is received within a fixed period of time after the emission of the first burst. If the first echo is received within the fixed period of time, then the ultrasonic lamp neglects the first echo and emits a second burst. The ultrasonic lamp detects whether a second echo is received within the fixed period of time after the emission of the second burst. If the second echo is received within the fixed period of time, then the ultrasonic lamp enters a control mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lite-On IT Corporation
    Inventors: Chao-Wen Hu, Yi-Chung Lee
  • Patent number: 8352879
    Abstract: A method for swapping display contents between a first and a second screen. The first screen is a primary screen. A window is displayed on one of the first and the second screen. The method includes: calculating a window movement distance according to a relative position between the first and the second screen; performing swapping to set the second screen as the primary screen; obtaining a coordinate of the window after swapping; obtaining a first coordinate by adding the window movement distance to the coordinate of the window after swapping if the window is located in the first screen before swapping; obtaining a second coordinate by subtracting the window movement distance from the coordinate of the window after swapping if the window is located in the second screen before swapping; moving the window from one of the first and the second screen to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Chee-Chun Leung, Ming-Chuan Hu, Han-Hsing Ying, Chun-Ming Hu, Li-Da Chen
  • Patent number: 8352534
    Abstract: An integer division circuit with allowable error is described, what a signal processing apparatus includes a pointer, a first left shifter, a second left shifter, a subtractor, a multiplier, and a right shifter. The pointer searches for a most significant non-zero bit of a divisor and outputs a most significant byte value. The first left shifter performs a shift operation according to the most significant byte value, so as to generate a first exponential coefficient. The second left shifter performs a shift operation according to the most significant byte value, so as to generate a second exponential coefficient. The subtractor calculates a multiplier factor according to the divisor, the first exponential coefficient, and the second exponential coefficient and outputs the multiplier factor to the multiplier. The multiplier multiplies an input value with the multiplier factor and outputs a result to the right shifter. The right shifter outputs a calculation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Altek Corporation
    Inventor: Chen-Hung Chan
  • Patent number: 8350371
    Abstract: The semiconductor device according to the present invention includes a semiconductor chip, a solid plate to which the semiconductor chip is bonded, and a bonding member made of a BiSn-based material interposed between the semiconductor chip and the solid plate, while the bonding member has a heat conduction path made of Ag for improving heat conductivity between the semiconductor chip and the solid plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoharu Haga, Shoji Yasunaga, Yasumasa Kasuya
  • Patent number: 8348060
    Abstract: An air enclosure is provided. An air filling passageway for filling air into the first and second air cylinders is formed between two inner films. A plurality of first air cylinders and at least one second air cylinder are formed between two outer films. The second air cylinder includes an upper section, a middle section, and a lower section. The upper section, middle section, and lower section are isolated from each other. At least one tiny tube, connected with the upper and lower section is disposed at the middle section. The air is filled into the first air cylinders, as well as the upper section and the lower section, while the middle section remains flat. Because second air cylinder includes expanded upper section, lower section, and flat middle section, an accepting space with different shapes can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Chian Hua Liao, Yao Sin Liao, Bo Xin Jian
  • Patent number: 8352122
    Abstract: An engine control apparatus that effectively suppresses a rise in rotation number of an engine in a jump of a vehicle. An engine control apparatus includes an acceleration detecting device for detecting an acceleration component of gravity acceleration in a perpendicular direction of the vehicle body based on a signal inputted from an acceleration sensor, and a control circuit for judging whether the vehicle has jumped or not based on the acceleration component to be detected. The control circuit suppresses a rise in rotation number of the engine when the vehicle is judged to have jumped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiko Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8350324
    Abstract: The semiconductor device of the present invention includes a first conductive type semiconductor layer; a second conductive type source region formed in a surface layer portion of the semiconductor layer; a groove formed by digging in the source region from a surface thereof; an insulating film laminated on the semiconductor layer to cover a surface of the semiconductor layer; a contact hole penetrating through the insulating film in a layer thickness direction at least at a position facing the groove; a wiring formed on the insulating film; and a contact plug embedded in the contact hole so that a bottom portion thereof enters the groove to electrically connect the wiring and the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaki Hino
  • Patent number: 8351839
    Abstract: A medium transporting apparatus includes a first transport member and a movable guide member. The first transport member transports a medium in the medium transport direction. The movable guide member comes into contact with and guides the medium transported by the first transport member along a medium transport path. The movable guide member is also movable from a first position to a second position downstream of the first position in the medium transport direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Keigo Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8342287
    Abstract: A vehicle steering apparatus (1) comprises: a control device (12) which controls an actuation of an electric motor (18); a control housing (H) which partitions an accommodation chamber (100) which accommodates the control device (12); an adjacent housing (27, 28; 280; 35A) which is adjacent to the control housing (H); and a heat-conducting member (96; 96A; 96B; 96C; 96D; 96E). The adjacent housing (27, 28; 280; 35A) is opposite to the electric motor (18) with the control housing (H) interposed therebetween. The heat-conducting element (96; 96A; 96B; 96C; 96D; 96E) comprises: an adjacent section (97) which is adjacent to a heat-generating element (83) of the control device (12) so that heat can be conducted; and a connected section (98; 98A; 98B; 98C; 98D; 98E) that is connected to the adjacent housing (27, 28; 280; 35A) so that heat can be conducted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Kouya Yoshida, Nobuhiro Uchida
  • Patent number: 8344828
    Abstract: A metamaterial transmission line for transmitting an electromagnetic wave. The metamaterial transmission line may include a substrate including a substrate configured to include a an upper portion and a lower portion on which a ground plane is formed, a signal line configured to be formed on the substrate, and a defected ground structure configured to include an etched region and two metal portions, wherein the etched region is generated by etching a part of the ground plane and the metal portions extend from the signal line and are disposed on the etched region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Kyung Hee University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Bom-Son Lee, Tack-Gyu Kim, Jae-Ick Choi, Wang-Joo Lee
  • Patent number: 8344677
    Abstract: Power conversion equipment includes an electric power converting section that converts DC electric power to multiphase AC electric power and feeds the converted multiphase AC electric power to a multiphase AC motor. A first short-circuit section includes a first switch disposed between a first DC power supply and the electric power converting section. A second short-circuit section includes a second switch disposed between at least one of an electric power feeding section and the electric power input section in the first DC power supply, or between a multiphase AC output point of the electric power converting section and the multiphase AC motor. A switch control section controls the first switch and the second switch such that the first and second switches are prevented from being brought into the closed-state simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoki Takizawa
  • Patent number: 8345917
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing system, comprising: a viewing apparatus equipped with a content reproduction unit that reproduces content containing video data or audio data; a radio communication apparatus equipped with a storage unit in which user data correlated to a user to whom said radio communication apparatus belongs are stored and a data transmitting unit that transmits viewer data that include part of or all of said user data stored in said storage unit; and an information processing apparatus equipped with an analyzing unit that analyzes, based upon the user data, a viewership effect of the content reproduced by said viewing apparatus and a content distribution unit that distributes content data to be used to reproduce the content to said viewing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Sakurada
  • Patent number: D674028
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bandai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Takahashi, Takamichi Murayama, Kengo Nakanishi, Naomi Takebe, Kazuhiro Kikuchi
  • Patent number: D674029
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bandai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Takahashi, Takamichi Murayama, Kengo Nakanishi, Naomi Takebe, Kazuhiro Kikuchi
  • Patent number: D674030
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bandai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Takahashi, Takamichi Murayama, Reina Kukutsu, Naomi Takebe, Yoshiki Tsuruoka