Patents Represented by Attorney Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk
  • Patent number: 8330632
    Abstract: Calibration of an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is accomplished via a reference comparator, a first and second multiplexer (MUX), and a finite state machine (FSM). By sampling an analog input with the reference comparator and comparing the results with those of the ADC using the FSM, all the comparators in the ADC can be calibrated without interrupting the ADC's normal operation. The first MUX provides a same reference voltage to the reference comparator as a comparator selected for the calibration, and the second MUX provides the FSM with the output of the selected comparator. The FSM then performs a comparison of the reference comparator and the selected comparator, extracts the polarity of the mismatch, and updates the contents of a memory with the extracted polarity. An offset control in the selected comparator receives a signal corresponding to the extracted polarity stored in the memory and injects offset current into the comparator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Rizwan Bashirullah, Jikai Chen
  • Patent number: 8330310
    Abstract: A spindle motor is disclosed. The spindle motor includes a rotation shaft; a bearing rotatedly supporting the rotation shaft inserted therein; a bearing housing supporting the bearing and coupled to a stator; and a base plate coupled to the bearing housing, wherein the base plate has a reverse burring part projected from an upper part of the base plate along the outer surface of the bearing housing and burred from the upper surface of the bearing housing towards the lower surface opposite to the upper surface to support the outer surface of the bearing housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chanseok Kim
  • Patent number: 8323997
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a color printed circuit board. The method includes non-consecutively printing a conductive ink on a flexible insulation board in a piezoelectric inkjet manner to form an electrically conductive pattern, applying an electrically conductive bonding agent to a light emitting chip mounting portion of the electrically conductive pattern for mounting a light emitting chip, forming a waterproof layer on an overall surface of a resultant after mounting the light emitting chip on the light emitting chip mounting portion of the electrically conductive pattern to which the electrically conductive bonding agent is applied, and forming a color pattern on an overall surface of the light emitting diode using a color ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Digital Graphics Incorporation
    Inventor: Kwan Soo Choi
  • Patent number: 8324243
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds of the aminated hydroxyquinoline type capable of preventing the migration of metastases or tumoral cells. Such compounds are useful for treating cancers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Biopharmed
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Kraus, Olivier Blin, Frederic Champavere
  • Patent number: 8322484
    Abstract: Disclosed is an EPS motor having a steering angle sensor for an electronic power steering system, wherein the EPS motor includes a housing, a bracket, a rotating shaft, a stator and a rotor, and the housing includes an upper housing having the stator and the rotor in an internal space thereof, the bracket coupled to an upper portion thereof, and the rotating shaft coupled to the upper housing to protrude downwards therefrom, and a lower housing disposed under the upper housing to receive the steering angle sensor therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Changhwan Lee
  • Patent number: 8323563
    Abstract: An on-demand portable chlorine dioxide generator has a reagent bound medium in a first enclosed volume; a complementary reagent solution in a second enclosed volume, and a structure for selecting between a first position where the complementary reagent solution is forced through the reagent bound medium and a second position where said complementary reagent solution remains isolated from the reagent bound ion exchange medium, where a ClO2 solution is generated only during periods when the structure for forcing is actuated. The ClO2 solution can be discharged for use as a portable sprayer that can be used to treat surfaces infected by anthrax or other biological contaminants. When the bound reagent is chlorite, the complementary reagent is an acid or an oxidant. When the bound reagent is an acid or an oxidant, the complementary reagent solution is a chlorite solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ernest Richardson, Daniel Eugene Denevan, Dwight C. Ramdon
  • Patent number: 8324767
    Abstract: A spindle motor structure is disclosed having a structure incorporating a spindle motor, a driving substrate, and a base on which the spindle motor and the driving substrate are installed. The spindle motor includes a stator having a core wound with a coil and a rotor rotating about the stator. The driving substrate is aligned at an outer periphery of the rotor and soldered with driving control parts of the spindle motor including a plurality of circuit parts including a driving integrated circuit and the like. The spindle motor is assembled with or dissembled from the base independently from the driving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Myung Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 8324370
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a ribonucleic acid comprising a double stranded structure whereby the double-stranded structure comprises a first strand and a second strand, whereby the first strand comprises a first stretch of contiguous nucleotides and whereby said first stretch is at least partially complementary to a target nucleic acid, and the second strand comprises a second stretch of contiguous nucleotides whereby said second stretch is at least partially identical to a target nucleic acid, and whereby the double stranded structure is blunt ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Silence Therapeutics Aktiengesellschaft (AG)
    Inventors: Klaus Giese, Jörg Kaufmann, Anke Klippel-Giese
  • Patent number: 8322478
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hands-free electric scooter including: a bottom housing; a steering housing disposed on the bottom housing; a steering shaft having a pressurizing plate mounted along the lower periphery thereof, a horizontal protrusion formed on one side of the pressurizing plate, a manipulating rod mounted on the underside of the horizontal protrusion, and a stopper mounted along the intermediate periphery thereof; a steering jig having an insertion hole formed at one side thereof, a micro switch mounted at the rear side of the insertion hole and having a grounding stick disposed at one side thereof, and an installation hole formed at the front side of the insertion hole; and a potential meter adapted to control direction changes of the hands-free electric scooter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Robo3 Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joon Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 8321128
    Abstract: A method of correcting a map matching and a navigation system for implementing the method are provided. The method includes: determining whether a vehicle turns by using an acceleration sensor; and performing a map matching correction by using the determination of whether the vehicle turns and Global Positioning System (GPS) information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Thinkware Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Sa Da Park
  • Patent number: 8319964
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for analyzing a target material is provided. A first laser beam pulse can be incident on a target material to create an ablation event so as to produce an ablation plume of target material. Such ablation events can include plasma ablation, sub-plasma ablation, and thermal desorption. At least a portion of the ablation plume of target material can then be transported a sufficient distance away from the ablation event that a second laser beam pulse can interact with the at least a portion of the ablation plume of target material to create an analytical plasma such that the analytical plasma is uncoupled from the ablation event. The creation of the analytical plasma results in one or more elements of the at least a portion of the ablation plume of target material undergoing atomic emission, which can be collected and analyzed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: David Worthington Hahn
  • Patent number: 8313977
    Abstract: Provided are an image sensor and a method for manufacturing the same. The image sensor comprises a semiconductor substrate, an interconnection and an interlayer dielectric, a lower electrode layer, an image sensing device, a first via hole, a barrier pattern, a second via hole, and a metal contact. The semiconductor substrate comprises a readout circuitry. The interconnection and the interlayer dielectric are formed on the semiconductor substrate. The lower electrode layer is disposed over the interlayer dielectric. The image sensing device is disposed on the lower electrode layer. The first via hole is formed through the image sensing device. The barrier pattern is formed on a sidewall of the first via hole. The second via hole is formed through the lower electrode layer and the interlayer dielectric under the first via hole. The metal contact is formed in the first and second via holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Dongbu Hitek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae Gyu Kim
  • Patent number: 8314520
    Abstract: Provided are a lens driving motor and an elastic member of the lens driving motor. The elastic member of a lens driving motor, the elastic member includes a first spring and a second spring. The second spring is different from the first spring and disposed together with the first spring on one side of a carrier to support the carrier. A first lead line of a coil and a first external power source are connected to the first spring, and a second lead line of the coil and a second external power source are connected to the second spring to supply power to the coil. Since the carrier can be assembled to other part after a (+) lead line and a (?) lead line of the coil are connected to the first and second springs, respectively, using solder, a process is simple and convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Soo Jin Jung
  • Patent number: 8308860
    Abstract: A laser-markable composition comprises a marking component and an organic compound, wherein the organic compound absorbs laser radiation at 780 to 2000 nm and thereby causes the marking component to change color, and wherein the organic compound has an absorptivity ratio, A r, of at least 1.25, wherein the absorptivity ratio is defined as formula (I): wherein: Ap780-2000 nm is an absorbance peak in the wavelength region of 780 to 2000 nm; and Aave600-700 nm is the average absorbance in the wavelength region of 400 to 700 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Datalase Ltd.
    Inventor: Anthony N Jarvis
  • Patent number: 8309579
    Abstract: The present invention is related to N-hydroxyamide derivatives of Formula (I) and use thereof in particular for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of autoimmune disorders, inflammatory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases and fibrosis, including multiple sclerosis, arthritis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, liver and pulmonary fibrosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Serono SA
    Inventors: Dominique Swinnen, Jerome Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8310585
    Abstract: Provided is a range finder. The range finder comprises a light-emitting unit, a light-receiving unit, a reflection mirror, an actuator, and a controller. The light-emitting unit emits a light pulse, and a light-receiving unit detects reflected light incident thereto. The reflection minor reflects the light pulse emitted from the light-emitting unit to a measurement space, and reflecting the reflected light reflected by an object in the measurement space so that the reflected light is incident to the light-receiving unit. The actuator allows the reflection minor to move. The controller obtains distance information from a signal detected by the light-receiving unit, and obtains location information from the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Min Lee, Jun Ki Lee
  • Patent number: 8307716
    Abstract: An annular assembly, or ring cell, is provided for testing the load bearing capacity of piles. The ring cell walls of the annular assembly can be made of stamped material. The ring cell walls can be an outer ring wall and an inner ring wall. Alternately, the ring cell walls can have a “U”-type shape cross-section including an outer ring wall, an inner ring wall, and a top wall. Fluid can be provided to the annular assembly through fluid supply lines into an expansion zone. The expansion zone can be a space having a bladder for filling with fluid. In another embodiment, the expansion zone can be a space between a filler material capable of withstanding high pressure separated with a membrane. The pressure of the fluid in the expansion zone can be monitored during testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Loadtest, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Hayes
  • Patent number: 8309278
    Abstract: Complex self-assembled patterns can be created using a sparse template and local changes to the shape or distribution of the posts of the template to direct pattern generation of block copolymer. The post spacing in the template is formed commensurate with the equilibrium periodicity of the block copolymer, which controls the orientation of the linear features. Further, the posts can be arranged such that the template occupies only a few percent of the area of the final self-assembled patterns. Local aperiodic features can be introduced by changing the period or motif of the lattice or by adding guiding posts. According to one embodiment, an array of carefully spaced and shaped posts, prepared by electron-beam patterning of an inorganic resist, can be used to template complex patterns in a cylindrical-morphology block copolymer. These complex self-assembled patterns can form a mask used in fabrication processes of arbitrary structures such as interconnect layouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Joel K. W. Yang, Karl K. Berggren, Yeon Sik Jung, Caroline A. Ross
  • Patent number: 8307827
    Abstract: A system and method for automated inspiratory muscle strength exercise includes software for setting a mechanical ventilator for a pressure regulated breath with an initial pressure target that is at the highest pressure setting a patient can tolerate and increasing the pressure target as tolerated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Anatole D. Martin, Michael J. Banner, Andrea Gabrielli, Neil Russell Euliano, II
  • Patent number: 8310774
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a lens drive device comprises: a housing; a yoke provided on the inside of the housing; a magnet secured to the yoke; a carrier which is located on the inside of the yoke and which is provided with a lens; a coil which is connected to the carrier and which interacts with the magnet; a spring for resiliently supporting the carrier; and a magnetic member connected to the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Hee Lee