Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman
  • Patent number: 8275662
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for generating a geo-targeted message with search results are disclosed. The method and apparatus allow client entities to present target messages to computer user recipients by providing geo-targeted messaging that provides search results to computer users along with a geo-targeted message. Client entities lease words based on specified geo-target criteria on specified platforms. Users initialize the apparatus and can perform word searches utilizing the method and apparatus where the word may be a client's leased word that is associated to the user's geographic profile. Thus, the user is provided a geo-targeted message along with search results and the client is able to effectively communicate a message to targeted recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Francap Corporation
    Inventor: Don David Wilson
  • Patent number: 8270945
    Abstract: A monitoring apparatus and method in a mobile communication system are provided. A WGW receives information relating to a monitored subscriber from a WSS, establishes a monitoring path between the monitored subscriber and a monitoring server, upon request from the WSS, begins to monitor the monitored subscriber upon receipt of a monitoring start request from the WSS, and transmits monitored data to the monitoring server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong-Woo Byun
  • Patent number: 8270022
    Abstract: A menu displaying system and method having an icon for editing image data in an AV (Audio and Video) device, the AV device having a recording medium capable of storing image data and audio data, and which is capable of reproducing image data and audio data. The method comprises steps for displaying icons and additional information corresponding to the image data stored at the recording medium, selecting one of the icons displayed, and reproducing image data corresponding to the selected icon. A corresponding program stored at the AV device having a recording media such as a hard disc drive, is then reproduced upon a menu screen such that image data stored at the AV device can be easily observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eung-sun Kim
  • Patent number: 8271016
    Abstract: A method of managing radio resources and a Node B implementing the same are provided. If the total radio resources used in a cell exceed target radio resources signaled by an RNC, uplink rates are equally allocated to primary UEs and non-primary UEs by controlling the signal strengths of the primary and non-primary UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: No-Jun Kwak, Ju-Ho Lee, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Kook-Heui Lee
  • Patent number: 8270365
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is provide which reduces uplink signaling overhead in the process of reporting inter-frequency measurement results over a RACH. For measurement reporting, the UE receives an SIB including a cell information list for non-used frequency cells and a threshold from an RNC, compares signal strengths of signals received from the non-used frequency cells with the threshold, and acquires at least one inter-frequency cell ID indicating at least one non-used frequency cell having signal strength exceeding the threshold from the cell information list. The at least one inter-frequency cell ID is included in a RACH message as measurement result information for the at least one non-used frequency cell, and transmitted to the RNC. The RNC determines that the cell corresponding to the inter-frequency cell ID has signal strength exceeding the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyeong-In Jeong, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Himke Van Dervelde, No-Jun Kwak
  • Patent number: 8265506
    Abstract: A device for fusing and fixing a transferred toner of a predetermined image onto a print paper is provided. In particular, a fusing device which can instantly control induced current provided to a fusing unit in an image printing apparatus which heats the fusing unit using the induced current is provided. The fusing device includes a fusing unit which is resistance heated or induction heated by an induced current, and fuses the toner onto the print paper using the generated heat. A sensing unit senses the temperature of the fusing unit. A reference current generating unit generates a predetermined reference current to heat the fusing unit to reach a predetermined temperature based on the temperature of the sensed fusing unit and the reference temperature. A pulse width modulation signal generating unit generates a pulse width modulation signal for generating the induced current so that the induced current corresponding to the reference current is supplied to the fusing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chae Young-min, Han Sang-yong, Kim Hwan-guem, Cho Durk-hyun, Chae Su-Kyoung
  • Patent number: 8265824
    Abstract: First and second temperature check portions 7 and 8 determine whether an ambient temperature T1 is lower than 20° C. or not, whether an external surface temperature T2 of a windshield S is lower than 25° C. or not and whether a temperature difference (T2?T1) is lower than 20° C. or not, and a weather condition check portion 9 determines whether a condition that condensation occurs over the windshield S is met or not based on results of the checks. A wiper control portion 10 controls a driving operation of a wiper W based on a rainfall state checked by a low sensitivity rainfall check portion 5 when the condition that the condensation occurs is met, and controls the driving operation of the wiper W based on a rainfall state checked by a high sensitivity rainfall check portion 4 when a condition that the condensation does not occur is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignees: Niles Co., Ltd., Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Oishi, Tomoyuki Ohata
  • Patent number: 8266455
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling power of a fixing unit is provided. The apparatus includes a power supply unit supplying DC power to the fixing unit, and a power controller controlling the power supply unit to gradually increase a DC power supply time until a pre-set time is reached. Accordingly, a flicker characteristic can be reduced by gradually increasing a supply time of DC power to the fixing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-ha Kim, Doo-hyo Moon
  • Patent number: 8259096
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for saving power in an office machine having a display panel are provided. The method comprises setting the apparatus in an operation standby mode, detecting whether an error exists in the apparatus and turning on the display panel to display the error thereon when the error is detected. Furthermore, the apparatus keeps the display panel in an off state when the error is not detected. Thus, the exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide a power saving method of an office machine which prevents unnecessary power consumption during an operation of an office machine having a display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-sung Lee
  • Patent number: 8259742
    Abstract: A hybrid channel assignment method comprising the steps of negotiating among routers to select one router to act as a central server; collecting, at the selected router, information on an entire network transmitted from the other routers, and assigning channels based upon the information on the entire network; and reassigning channels of respective routers based upon dynamically-changing traffic characteristics. The hybrid channel assignment method can assign channels using both centralized processing and distributed processing in order to ensure optimally correct channel assignment consistent with present traffic characteristics. This as a result can prevent network resources from being wasted and also increase network capacity, thereby optimizing effective use of the network resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Seoul National University Industry Foundation
    Inventors: Woo-Guil Pak, Yong Lee, Sae-Woong Bahk, Yong-Seok Park, Hyo-Hyun Choi, Sun-Gi Kim
  • Patent number: 8257588
    Abstract: An oil-water separator with a self-priming pump of high oil-water separation ability enables a mixed liquid to be introduced into the oil-water separator without causing emulsification. A separator portion separating a mixed liquid includes a rough cyclone separation portion. A main separation portion downstream of the rough separation portion performs main separation according to specific gravity. A water discharge portion connected to the main separation portion discharges water. An oil storage tank stores the oil separated from the water and overflowing the main separation portion. A self-priming liquid pump connected downstream of the separator portion and connected to the water discharge portion sucks the mixed liquid from an exterior to enable venting and discharging of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: World Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoji Mori, Yasuichi Haga, Yuji Ikehara
  • Patent number: 8257610
    Abstract: The present invention provides a water absorbing agent, and a method for producing the water absorbing agent. The water absorbing agent includes water absorbent resin particles, an organic acid and/or salt thereof having carbon number of 10 or more and not more than 30 in its molecule, and a water-soluble polyvalent cation. The method includes the step (i) of mixing the water absorbent resin particles, the organic acid and/or salt thereof having carbon number of 10 or more and not more than 30 in its molecule, and the water-soluble polyvalent cation with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushi Torii, Taishi Kobayashi, Yoshifumi Adachi, Yusuke Watanabe, Toshimasa Kitayama
  • Patent number: 8258185
    Abstract: Use of neboglamine, (S)-4-amino-N(4,4-dimethyl-cyclohexyl)glutamic acid (CR 2249) (CAS Registry Number 163000-63-3), the racemic mixture thereof or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, for the preparation of a medicament for use in the treatment of toxicodependency induced by drugs such as CNS sedatives such as opiates, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, alcohol, stimulants such as amphetamines and cocaine, and hallucinogens such as LSD, mescalin, cannabis (marijuana) or fencyclidine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Rottapharm S.p.A.
    Inventors: Francesco Makovec, Gianfranco Caselli, Lucio Claudio Rovati, Antonio Giordani
  • Patent number: 8259077
    Abstract: An electronic device for 3-dimensionally inputting a user command and a method employing the same are provided. The electronic device includes a touch pad sensing a 3-dimensional interface and a controller controlling a GUI (graphical user interface) in response to the 3-dimensional interface sensed by the touch pad. Thus, a user command can be 3-dimensionally input so as to harmonize a 3-dimensional varying method of a 3-dimensional GUI with a 3-dimensional input manipulation of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-beom Shin, Se-hyun Park, Ji-hyeon Kweon, Jae-won Kim
  • Patent number: 8255160
    Abstract: A navigation system is described which includes a mobile terminal 100 which has a transmission source receiver 204 for receiving the signals from one or more unsynchronised terrestrial transmission sources 102-105 and a satellite positioning receiver 200 for receiving signals from the satellite or satellites 107-110 of a satellite positioning system. The terminal also has a clock 208. A processor 209 is arranged to acquire a measurement vector having a list of values, each value representing a measurement made by a receiver 200,204, and the terminal clock's bias. It computes a state vector representing the current state of the system, using a previously-determined state vector, the measurement vector, and a dynamic model in order to derive a dynamic navigation solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Cambridge Positioning Systems Limited
    Inventors: Peter James Duffett-Smith, Anthony Richard Pratt
  • Patent number: 8253956
    Abstract: A method of notifying a print job to safely and conveniently share the print job, a printer and a printing system using the same are provided. The print job information notifying system includes a printer driver transmitting a print job and a designated use information, a print job information storage unit receiving the print job and the designated user information from the printer driver and storing the same, and a print job management unit notifying the designated user that the print job is stored according to contact information if the designated user information includes the contact information of the designated user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ho-Sung Han
  • Patent number: 8254759
    Abstract: A broadcast signal processing apparatus that is capable of recording and reproducing an externally received broadcast signal with respect to a hard disc drive, and which includes a broadcast signal receiving part for receiving a broadcast signal, demodulating and dividing the received broadcast signal into a video and audio signal, a hard disc drive formatted in a file allocation table (FAT) form, and wherein the HDD has a FAT and a data region, and a control part for recording, searching and reproducing the audio and video signals with respect to the HDD based on the FAT file system. When the FAT is updated, the apparatus is further capable of adding a temporary file termination data to an end of the updated data, and converting, corresponding to a recording stop signal, the temporary file termination data into a normal file termination data according to the FAT file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: In-Kyo Suh
  • Patent number: 8250741
    Abstract: A reconfigurable computer-controlled system is provided based on the positioning of bolts. A greater density of bolts per unit area increases the variety of figures or shapes that can be defined by a frame or tool used in the industry, such that it is no longer necessary to construct rigid surfaces with each change made to the shape of the product to be produced or surface to be formed. The use of the memory effect material as an actuator in the reconfigurability mechanism is the key to the success of the reconfigurable system and the control system owing to the permissibility of small bolts which can be adapted to standard sizes and shapes. The mechatronic system uses the positioning of bolts for the reconfigurability of surfaces to manufacture and shape materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
    Inventors: Jorge Armando Cortes Ramirez, Rogelio de la Garza Giacoman, Ruth Oseki Valdes Nakamura, Rodrigo Berlanga Zamarron
  • Patent number: 8252347
    Abstract: A stabilizing and antioxidant composition is prepared from the residue obtained from the saw palmetto berry. The residue from the saw palmetto berry exhibits antioxidant properties that can be used to stabilize various compositions such as food or edible compositions and cosmetics. The saw palmetto residue is also delivered topically or orally to a patient to administer an effective amount of an antioxidant to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Bio-Botanica, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank S. D'Amelio, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8254899
    Abstract: A character agent function is added to a wireless terminal and an avatar user interface (UI) for generating and processing an event is expressed when an event occurs in the wireless terminal, such that call and message-related events occurring in the wireless terminal can be expressed through the character agent function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Ho Kim, Hyun-Ji Kim, Jeong-Wook Seo