Patents Represented by Attorney RatnerPrestia
  • Patent number: 8351885
    Abstract: A Radio Frequency Receiver on a Single Integrated Circuit (“RFSIC”) is described. The RFSIC may include a mixer, a phase-locked loop (“PLL”) in signal communication with the mixer, and an on-chip auto-tuned RF filter in signal communication with both the mixer and PPL, such that the same PLL simultaneously tunes the frequency of the VCO and the frequency response of the auto-tuned RF filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CSR Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Noshir Dubash, Jeffrey E. Koeller, Daniel Babitch
  • Patent number: 8351642
    Abstract: In a speaker, a first space enclosed by the surface of a second edge close to a magnetic circuit body, a suspension holder, the outer circumferential surface of a voice coil body, the magnetic circuit body, and a frame is airtight to the atmosphere outside the speaker, to make a first space function as an air suspension. The voice coil body is supported with a first edge and a second edge, and with the aid of the springiness of gas inside a first space. Hence, an equivalent, low Young's modulus can be set to the first edge and the second. Consequently, deformation of the diaphragm connected to the first edge is reduced during sound reproduction, thereby reducing disturbance in frequency response in the middle and high ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Osamu Funahashi
  • Patent number: 8350833
    Abstract: When a connection failure occurs in an FFC for electrically interconnecting the ground potentials of the printed boards, the failure is immediately detected. A plasma display device has a scan electrode driving circuit for dividing scan electrodes into a first scan electrode group and a second scan electrode group and driving them, scan electrode driving ICs for applying a scan pulse generated by the scan electrode driving circuit to the scan electrodes, a timing generating circuit for generating switch signal SI used for switching the scan electrode driving ICs in a predetermined order, and a first printed board and second printed board that have the scan electrode driving ICs. The ground potential of the first printed board is electrically connected to that of the second printed board via an FFC. Switch signal SI is input from the first printed board to the second printed board via the FFC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Tsukasa Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 8349758
    Abstract: A catalyst with large surface area structure, in particular for steam-reforming catalysts, which is characterized in that the large surface area structure is formed of a large number of round or parallel penetrating holes of polygonal cross-section, wherein the catalyst carrier is prepared in the injection molding process, coated with a washcoat and then impregnated with the active component. The catalyst carrier includes at least one sinterable material and has a lateral pressure resistance of at least 700 N. Also, a process for the preparation of such catalysts and the use thereof in a reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sud-Chemie AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Gabriel, Ingo Hanke
  • Patent number: 8350784
    Abstract: In a plasma display panel, abnormal discharge in address periods is suppressed to enhance image display quality. The scan electrode driving circuit generates a first falling down-ramp voltage i.e. down-ramp voltage L2 or down-ramp voltage L4, in initializing periods, generates sustain pulses in sustain periods, generates a rising up-ramp voltage, i.e. erasing up-ramp voltage L3, at the ends of the sustain periods, and applies the voltages to the scan electrodes. After generating the sustain pulses in the sustain periods, the scan electrode driving circuit generates a second down-ramp voltage, i.e. erasing down-ramp voltage L5, which has a portion falling with a gradient gentler than that of down-ramp voltage L2 and down-ramp voltage L4. After generating erasing down-ramp voltage L5, the scan electrode driving circuit generates erasing up-ramp voltage L3 and applies the voltage to the scan electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Tomioka, Naoki Noguchi
  • Patent number: 8350584
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a device, comprising a base assembly, a plurality of carrier columns extending from the base unit, and a plurality of vertical support plates, each vertically movable along a respective carrier column and including a pivotal device mounting bracket. A pneumatic unit including a piston rod is associated with each vertical support plate such that vertical motion of the piston rod controls vertical motion of the respective vertical support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: inTEST Corporation
    Inventors: Charles P. Nappen, Christopher L. West, Steven J. Crowell
  • Patent number: 8350197
    Abstract: An induction heating cooker including a top plate where a pan is placed; a heating coil for induction heating the pan; an inverter circuit for supplying a high frequency current to the heating coil; an infrared sensor, which is arranged under the heating coil and detects an infrared light radiated from the pan; a light guiding part including an upper opening formed at an upper end facing the top plate and a lower opening formed at a lower end, and guiding the infrared light from the pan to the infrared sensor; and a control unit for controlling an output of the inverter circuit according to an output from the infrared sensor; wherein the light guiding part includes a nonmetallic material part in which the upper opening is formed upper than a lower surface of the heating coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tominaga, Kenji Watanabe, Masaharu Ohashi, Shintaro Noguchi, Tomoya Fujinami
  • Patent number: 8350787
    Abstract: An illumination controller determines a target brightness setting value from a illuminance value measured by a illumination sensor, determines a brightness correction start time in response to a target brightness setting value and a current brightness setting value and a calculation information that are stored in a memory, calculates an amount of brightness setting change per specified time from the current brightness setting value stored in the memory and the target brightness setting value at a brightness correction start time, and outputs an output brightness setting value in response to the amount of brightness setting change that is calculated. The brightness controller adjusts brightness of the display unit in response to the output brightness setting value output from the illumination controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Tanba, Hirokatsu Yui, Motohiro Gotoh, Shinji Isawa, Tetsuya Kohga
  • Patent number: 8351186
    Abstract: An electrode foil for capacitor includes a substrate made of a valve metal foil, a first rough surface layer made of a valve metal formed on the first surface of the substrate by vapor deposition, and a second rough surface layer made of a valve metal formed on the second surface of the substrate by vapor deposition. The mode of diameters of pores of the first and second rough surface layers ranges from 0.02 ?m to 0.10 ?m. The thickness of the first rough surface layer is larger than the thickness of the second rough surface layer. The electrode foil has the rough surface layers formed by vapor deposition fabricated stably so that a solid electrolytic capacitor with high capacitance can be obtained using the foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Akiyoshi Oshima
  • Patent number: 8352809
    Abstract: A checking method in which serial data protected by check data are transmitted via a serial data bus from a transmitter to a receiver, the receiver then conditions the data and compares them with the transmitted check data in order to recognize transmission errors, wherein the transmitter bases the production of the check data and the receiver bases the conditioning of the data on the same check data formation method, wherein the check data formation/conditioning is performed using error recognition hardware, wherein the region of the receiver contains not only the error recognition hardware but also error recognition software which are used to additionally check the received data, and wherein also an error in the transmitted data and/or check data is caused by a transmitter-end error stimulation. A transmission and reception circuit for carrying out the above method and also the use thereof is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Lukusa Didier Kabulepa, Adrian Traskov
  • Patent number: 8350433
    Abstract: It comprises stator including stator core having yoke and a plurality of teeth protruded from yoke, which is formed with slots between adjacent teeth, and rotor having rotor core and permanent magnet formed with a plurality of magnetic poles, which confronts tip ends of teeth via gaps, wherein rotor core is formed by rotor core materials circumferentially equally divided into the predetermined number of divisions, and the least common multiple being N for the number of slots and the number of magnetic poles and the least common multiple being M for the number of slots and the number of divisions, then N is equal to M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hu Li, Yuichi Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Murakami
  • Patent number: 8347150
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory and a data processing system having hardware for carrying out a method for the improved internal monitoring of addressing circuits in semiconductor memories or in a data processing system, in which logic levels addressing lines are tapped off, the actually selected address or subaddress is represented by additional address bit lines, the actually accessed address/subaddress is recovered using the address bit lines, and the actually selected address/subaddress is compared with the applied address/subaddress, obtained from the additional address bit lines, in order to recognize an error in the addressing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co., oHG
    Inventors: Lukusa Didier Kabulepa, Houman Amjadi, Wolfgang Fey, Adrian Traskov
  • Patent number: 8346706
    Abstract: A device is arranged to carry out a method for identifying traffic-relevant information in a moving vehicle, wherein image data of a visual sensor and map data of a navigation system are each pre-evaluated for the identification and the results of the pre-evaluation are combined and interpreted. The image and map data is scanned for traffic-relevant information and compacted to relevant image and map data in a first and second scene interpretations, and the relevant image and map data is supplied to a rule engine and to a state machine for interpreting the image and map data. The rule engine evaluates the image and map data and transmits an action to be executed to the state machine which carries out a transition in its state space including pre-defined states and outputs information which is assigned to the state or to the transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Automotive Distance Control Systems GmbH, Contintental Engineering Service GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Groitzsch, Matthias Schorn, Thomas Fechner, Ulrich Kressel
  • Patent number: 8346600
    Abstract: A method for processing a rebate claim. The method comprises providing a web site accessible by the consumer and integrated with a processing system accessible by the retailer. The processing system receives an identifier of a qualified transaction and/or of the consumer, and receives information from which it can be determined if the qualified transaction at least partially satisfies a rebate offer. Information from the consumer is received on the web site sufficient to match identifying information about the consumer to the information from the retailer and/or sufficient to satisfy conditions for making a rebate claim. The rebate claim is validated and the value of the rebate offer is transferred to the consumer. Embodiments are discussed relating to transactions on a computer network, making rebate claims via a wireless communications device, and use by membership clubs or in conjunction with loyalty cards or other designated cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Ohana Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Quinlan, Edward A. Devlin
  • Patent number: 8343313
    Abstract: The production equipment of paper-made components for loudspeakers includes a mixing device, a fining device, a paper-making device, and a shape processing device. The mixing device mixes material of a paper-made component for a loudspeaker into liquid to generate mixed liquid. The fining device includes a pressure unit, an orifice, and an inner wall. The pressure unit applies pressure on the mixed liquid to cause the mixed liquid to pass through the orifice, and the mixed liquid collides against the inner wall to cause the fining device to generate fined material. The paper-making device paper-makes the fined material to generate a paper-made component. The shape processing device processes the shape of the paper-made component. This structure provides production equipment of the paper-made components for loudspeakers, which prepares material for paper-making in a short time and reduces producing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Mimura, Kenichi Ajiki, Shinya Mizone, Masahide Sumiyama, Toru Fujii
  • Patent number: 8344881
    Abstract: A system for providing tamper detection includes a plurality of circuit cards in a housing. The housing includes magnetic sensors and magnetic signal generators that form multiple pairs of a magnetic sensor (S) coupled to a magnetic signal generator (M). Each pair of S and M forms a tamper detector for a respective circuit card in the housing. A tamper detector of one circuit card notifies another tamper detector of another circuit card of the occurrence of a tamper event. As an example, a first tamper detector of a first circuit card notifies a second circuit card of the occurrence of a tamper event, and a second tamper detector of the second circuit card notifies a third circuit card of the occurrence of the tamper event. The first tamper detector is configured to sense a change in a magnetic field surrounding the first circuit card and generate a magnetic pulse for transmission to the second circuit card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Exelis, Inc.
    Inventor: Lyman Vinton Hays
  • Patent number: 8343917
    Abstract: This invention relates to a combination of erythropoietin glycoisoforms, wherein such glycoisoforms may include a quantity of sialic acid ranging from 4 to 10 molecules of sialic acid per molecule of erythropoietin. The combination of glycoisoforms can be used for the treatment or prevention of sepsis, and used to prepare a pharmaceutical composition including such combination. The invention also encompasses a cell line producing a combination of erythropoietin glycoisoforms, procedures to obtain the cell line, a procedure to produce such a combination of glycoisoforms, and methods of treatment and prevention of sepsis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Protech Pharma, SA
    Inventors: Ricardo Agustin Lopez, Marcelo Gustavo Daelli, Dardo Alexis Pereira Bacci, Gabriel Ignacio Amadeo, Miriam Patricia Pereiro, Cristina Noemi Artana, Nestor Maskin, Bernardo Cesar Pistillo, Carolina Didier, Marina Etcheverrigaray, Ricardo Kratje
  • Patent number: 8342615
    Abstract: A braking system having a master cylinder to which wheel brake circuits (I, II) can be connected, a first piston coupled to a brake pedal, a second piston by means of which the master cylinder is actuated, a third piston actuated by the first piston and connected in a force transmitting fashion to the second piston, a simulation device which gives the driver of the vehicle a pedal sensation, an intermediate space between the second piston and third piston, a pressure generating device which controls the pressure in the intermediate space, a pressure medium reservoir vessel which is under atmospheric pressure and which can be connected hydraulically to the intermediate space, and means for electrically controlling the pressure in the intermediate space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Stefan Drumm
  • Patent number: 8347096
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of strong authentication tokens and more specifically to methods and apparatus employing cryptographic key establishment protocols for such strong authentication tokens. An apparatus comprising storage for a secret key, said secret key for use in the generation of cryptographic values, and a cryptographic agent for generating said cryptographic values using said secret key, selects one of a predetermined set of key transformations in an unpredictable way and applies said selected key transformation to said secret key prior to generating one of said cryptographic values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Vasco Data Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Hoornaert, Frederik Mennes
  • Patent number: D673490
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Christian Koblenzer