Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman
  • Patent number: 8351741
    Abstract: A method of detecting fluorescence/absorbance/luminescence from 24-well, 48-well, 96-well, 384-well and 1536-well microplates and other sample containers. The sample is pumped into a waveguide. The waveguide efficiently gathers and guides the emission light to the end of the waveguide. The emission light exits the ends of the waveguide and is focused into a detector. To minimize background caused by the excitation light used for fluorescence, the excitation illuminates the waveguides at 90 degrees. To facilitate reuse, the waveguide assembly can be configured to be washed by an appropriate wash solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Creatv MicroTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Cha-Mei Tang, Platte T. Amstutz, III
  • Patent number: 8352987
    Abstract: A method for a scheduled-recording of a program and an image display apparatus using the same are provided. The method for a scheduled-recording of a program includes displaying a search menu for searching other programs related to a program being displayed, and scheduling the recording of at least one program from among programs searched according to search options selected from the search menu. Therefore, a scheduled-recording may be readily set without searching for each program separately from an electronic program guide screen, and thus, greater convenience is provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seok-chool Choi
  • Patent number: 8351391
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting the PL of an interested MBMS service for a UE in an MBMS mobile communication system are provided. A connected mode UE receives FLC applicability information for an interested MBMS service and keeps a current frequency or reselects to the PL of the MBMS service according to the FLC applicability information. Even if the FLC applicability information restricts FLC from the connected mode UE, the connected mode UE can reselect to the PL of the MBMS service according to its priority level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyeong-In Jeong, Gert Jan Van Lieshout
  • Patent number: 8342179
    Abstract: A face mask assembly and method of assembling a face mask is provided for a patient that includes a face piece sized to fit over the patient's nose and mouth. The face mask assembly forms a mask chamber between the face piece and the patient's nose and mouth. An inhalation adapter is coupled to the face piece to deliver medication to the chamber. A filter housing is coupled to the face piece and includes a flange section that defines a passageway to connect the mask chamber and the flange section. A filter is positioned in the filter housing. A cover is coupled to the flange section and has an exhalation opening or vent to allow gases from the mask chamber to pass through the filter and escape from the passageway to the atmosphere. In a second embodiment, the filter housing is modified by providing a frame adjacent the bottom with a cross-shaped structure and a retainer button attached to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Respan Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard A. Hacke, Cornel C. Hacke
  • Patent number: 8343760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel polypeptides that activate p53, and the polynucleotides encoding these p53 activator peptides. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the p53 activator peptides as well as methods of treating abnormal conditions, such as malignant tumors, with the methods comprising administering the pharmaceutical compositions of the present invention to a subject in need of treatment thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Inventors: Wuyuan Lu, Davide Zella, Min Liu, Changqing Li
  • Patent number: 8334873
    Abstract: An image management method and apparatus that uses a plurality of time maps to display retrieved images for allowing a user to conveniently and quickly retrieve images. An upper map is displayed with time intervals included on the upper map and divided into first time units, images corresponding to a point in time in which a key is positioned on the map are retrieved, and the retrieved images are displayed. A lower map is displayed with time intervals included on the lower map and divided into second time units, images corresponding to a point in time in which a key is positioned on the map are retrieved, and the retrieved images are displayed. If a user input for any one of the time intervals expressed on the upper map or lower map is received, candidate images corresponding to the input time interval are retrieved and the retrieved images are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwang-soo Ha
  • Patent number: 8328203
    Abstract: A sealing system, in particular for sealing multiple part exhaust-gas lines for an internal combustion engine, has at least a first flange part (9) and a second flange part (11) guiding a flow of heat (5). The flange parts (9, 11) delimit a receiving space (33) for at least one sealing element (31) between them and adjoin one another. Each flange part forms an outwardly projecting annular flange (13) facing away from the flow of heat (5), and extending transversely with respect to the heat flow. Chambering of the receiving space (33) is formed for the sealing element (31) by an annular groove (45) open at the end face (17) of at least one flange part (11) and recessed axially into said end face (17). At least one covering element (47) is arranged in the annular groove (45) and provides thermal shielding for the sealing element (31) at least on its side facing the end face (17) of the flange part (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Elringklinger AG
    Inventors: Wilhelm Kullen, Martin Kehr, Ulrich Werz
  • Patent number: 8330861
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display apparatus, including: an image processing part which processes an image signal; a display part which displays an image corresponding to the image signal; a storing part which stores a control program and update information related to the control program; a communication part which performs a data communication with a portable apparatus that is assessable to an upgrade server; and a controller which controls the image processing part to display the image corresponding to the image signal based on the control program, and controls the communication part to transmit the upgrade information related to the control program stored in the storing part to the upgrade server through the portable apparatus, and to receive an upgraded control program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 8331599
    Abstract: A speaker device for use in a mobile terminal includes a speaker frame with a speaker unit mounted therein, and a frame cover provided at the rear side of the speaker frame to form a resonance space between the speaker frame and the frame cover. Sound that is output in a forward direction of the speaker unit is emitted to a front space of the speaker frame, and sound that isoutput to the rear of the speaker unit is emitted through the resonance space. The speaker device provides the resonance space at the rear side of the speaker frame to reinforce the output of midrange and bass tones, thereby reproducing the original sound as accurately as possible. The speaker device enables a user to enjoy vivid sound when reproducing a multimedia file or viewing a digital, multimedia broadcast (DMB) program on a small-sized device, such as a mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Kwangwon Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heung-Sik Yun, Byeong-Kuk Lee, Joon-Woo Lim, Do-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 8326076
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprising a function for adjusting a color of an image and a printing method thereof are provided, in which an information reading unit extracts information corresponding to a lens of an imaging device from additional information corresponding to an image captured by the imaging device, an information saving unit saves data required for adjusting the color of the image according the information corresponding to the lens of the imaging device, and an image processing unit adjusts the color of the image according to the data. Accordingly, it is possible to print the printing image closer to a natural color by adjusting color differences according to different imaging devices and the color of the image according to the lens information of the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Song-baik Jin, Jong-un Jeong
  • Patent number: 8325201
    Abstract: A terminal device having a correction function for natural color and a method thereof are provided for creating an image closest in color to the natural color. A priority storing unit stores at a reference color data area a range of natural colors which are colors of objects existing in the natural world. A color editing unit corrects natural color image data corresponding to the natural color area, based on a command for correcting the natural area existing in a predetermined image from the user. A controlling unit decides whether the natural color image data corrected by the color editing unit is included in the reference color data area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mi-jung Jang, Kyeong-man Kim, Hyun-soo Oh
  • Patent number: 8325708
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for communication between a first terminal capable of using both a Circuit Switched (CS) call and an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) session, and a second terminal capable of using the IMS session, in a communication system supporting a Combined CS call and IMS session (CSI service). If the second terminal sends a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) request (INVITE) message to originate a voice service or a multimedia service including the voice service with the first terminal, a CSI Application Server (AS) of an IMS domain managing the first terminal separates a voice service-related component included in the request message from a multimedia service-related component, and generates and sends first and second request messages to the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Na Lim, O-Sok Song, Sung-Ho Choi, Eun-Hui Bae, Tae-Sun Yeoum
  • Patent number: 8325824
    Abstract: A display environment adjustment system and method are provided for a computer which comprises a connector with which a monitor is connected, and a video card supplying a video signal to the monitor through the connector, further comprising a program storage part which stores an auto adjustment program therein to control the video card supplying a pattern video signal according to a predetermined adjustment mode adjusting a display environment depending on the type of the monitor, and a controller which checks the type of the monitor when the monitor is connected with the connector, determines optimal adjustment environment information of the monitor by executing the auto adjustment program and supplies the pattern video signal according to the adjustment mode to the monitor based on the optimal adjustment environment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8325384
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling registration sensors are provided, in which a transfer unit transfers an electrostatic latent image onto a printing medium, at least one registration sensor senses image alignment errors by irradiating light to the transfer unit to sense reflected light, a sensor data storage unit stores characteristics data of the respective registration sensors, and a sensor control unit controls the registration sensors based on the characteristics data of the respective registration sensors, wherein the registration sensors are placed into the transfer unit. Accordingly, time for performing an algorithm of color registration can be reduced, and registration can be achieved correctly in a short time, irrespective of a set frame of the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon-seop Eom, Chang-kyung Ko
  • Patent number: 8318711
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of 2,5-diacetyl-3a,5,6,6a-tetrahydro-6a-hydroxy-2,3a,5-trimethylfuro[2,3-d]-1,3-dioxole (diacetyl trimer) of the formula in the form of one of its stereoisomers or in the form of a mixture consisting of or containing two or more of the stereoisomers (i) as an odoriferous or aromatic substance, (ii) for imparting, intensifying and/or modifying a creamy and/or fatty sensation in the mouth, (iii) for imparting, intensifying and/or modifying a sweet, buttery, cream-like and/or creamy flavor, and/or (iv) for masking a bitter flavor. The invention furthermore relates to corresponding aromatic compositions as well as compositions which serve for nutrition, oral hygiene, consumption for pleasure or for oral pharmaceutical use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Symrise AG
    Inventors: Ian Gatfield, Jakob Ley, Ingo Reiss, G√ľnter Kindel, Gerhard Krammer
  • Patent number: 8318180
    Abstract: Vaccine formulations effective against Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are disclosed, as well as methods of using the vaccine formulations in the treatment, prevention and prophylaxis of Staphylococcus aureus infections in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Northern Arizona University
    Inventors: Mark E. Shirtliff, Graeme O'May, Jeff Leid
  • Patent number: 8316404
    Abstract: A multimedia playback control apparatus and method for a mobile terminal are provided and include an apparatus and method for determining whether a fast forward (FF) command or a rewind (REW) command is input while replaying multimedia content, displaying, if a fast forward command or a rewind command is input, reference frames of the multimedia content, determining whether a release command is input while displaying the reference frames, and restarting the playback of the multimedia content from a playback position corresponding to an instant at which the release command is input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Wook Cho, Dae Gyue Park
  • Patent number: 8306241
    Abstract: An automatic gain controller and a method using the same are provided. The automatic gain controller and method analyze background noise by operating a microphone mounted in a mobile communication terminal and automatically control the gain of the signal part which is non-audible due to the background noise. Thus, a user may listen to music by using an earphone or a headphone connected to the mobile communication terminal in an environment with background noise. The method includes receiving an audio signal to be reproduced, receiving a background noise signal introduced through a microphone, controlling a gain of the audio signal by comparing the background noise signal and the audio signal and outputting the gain-controlled audio signal so that the user can listen to the gain-controlled audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gang-Youl Kim, Sang-Ki Kang, Jae-Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 8306570
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for changing network interfaces in a multiaccess mobile terminal in a wireless communication system including a server for providing high-capacity data transmission service to a mobile terminal, and the terminal for receiving data from the server and supporting various network interfaces. Upon detecting handoff based on current air information received, an interface module reports a change in interface to a new air interface to an upper layer, and manages the mobile terminal such that traffic is transmitted to the new air interface. Upon receiving information on the new air interface from the interface module, a service module determines a bandwidth of the new air interface, generates a message based on the determined bandwidth, and transmits the generated message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heung-Chul Jung, Ji-Cheol Lee, Sung-Won Lee
  • Patent number: 8298421
    Abstract: A filter device for the insertion of filter elements (28) to be positioned in a filter housing (10) having a filter inlet (20) and a filter outlet (22) for the fluid to be filtered. The filter elements (28) are traversed in both directions for filtration or backwashing. Certain filter elements (28) perform the filtration in a filtration position and at least one additional filter element (28) can be backwashed in a backwashing position to clean its active filtration surface. As the individual filter elements (28) are brought into the backwashing position and are then returned to their filtration position in succession by a pivoting device (30), the filter elements are individually displaced into the backwashing position in a temporal sequence, in contrast to prior art, where an arm-type backwashing device is pivoted towards the individual filter elements to carry out the backwashing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Hydac Process Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Wnuk, Markus Maretyak