Patents Represented by Attorney Seed IP Law Group PLLC
  • Patent number: 8351261
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a device for supplying to at least one integrated circuit a high voltage for erasing and/or programming of a memory. The device includes at least one contact terminal linked to at least one contact terminal of the integrated circuit, a monitor for monitoring a data signal received by the integrated circuit and detecting in the data signal a write command of the memory, and a voltage supplier for applying the high voltage to a terminal of the integrated circuit when a write command of the memory has been detected by the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Rousset) SAS
    Inventor: Francois Tailliet
  • Patent number: 8352609
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing program execution capacity, such as for a group of computing nodes that are provided for executing one or more programs for a user. In some situations, dynamic program execution capacity modifications for a computing node group that is in use may be performed periodically or otherwise in a recurrent manner, such as to aggregate multiple modifications that are requested or otherwise determined to be made during a period of time, and with the aggregation of multiple determined modifications being able to be performed in various manners. Modifications may be requested or otherwise determined in various manners, including based on dynamic instructions specified by the user, and on satisfaction of triggers that are previously defined by the user. In some situations, the techniques are used in conjunction with a fee-based program execution service that executes multiple programs on behalf of multiple users of the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Maclinovsky, Blake Meike, Chiranjeeb Buragohain, Christopher Reddy Kommareddy, Geoffry Scott Pare, John W. Heitmann, Sumit Lohia, Liang Chen, Zachary S. Musgrave
  • Patent number: 8352974
    Abstract: A disk holding device is for use with a disk having a center hole. A disk holding mechanism with coupling levers is movable between a holding position and a release position, for engagement with an edge of the center hole when in the holding position, and for coming away from the edge when in the release position. A solenoid shifts the disk holding mechanism, to hold the disk by setting the disk holding mechanism in the holding position, and to enable loading or unloading of the disk by setting the disk holding mechanism in the release position. A separating projection is opposed to the edge when inserted in the center hole, for receiving the edge while the disk holding mechanism moves to the release position, to ensure separation of the disk from the disk holding mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: TEAC Corporation
    Inventor: Satoru Inoue
  • Patent number: 8352972
    Abstract: A disk sorter for DVDs, CDs or other disks includes a sorter frame. Plural sorting trays are contained in the sorter frame in a multi-level arrangement, respectively have a front tray end and a rear tray end, are inclined downwards toward the front tray end, for containing a disk on a side higher than the front tray end upon reception with the rear tray end. A movable chute structure is disposed behind the rear tray end, movable up or down, inclined downwards toward the rear tray end, for supplying one of the sorting trays with the disk by guiding to the rear tray end. A disk transfer device holds the disk, and places the disk on the chute structure, to transfer to the one sorting tray. Furthermore, a lifting device moves up or down the chute structure, and positions the chute end at the rear tray end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: TEAC Corporation
    Inventor: Satoru Inoue
  • Patent number: 8351538
    Abstract: It is possible to improve the CQI reception performance even when a delay is caused in a propagation path, a transmission timing error is caused, or a residual interference is generated between cyclic shift amounts of different ZC sequences. For the second symbol and the sixth symbol of the ACK/NACK signal which are multiplexed by RS of CQI, (+, +) or (?, ?) is applied to a partial sequence of the Walsh sequence. For RS of CQI transmitted from a mobile station, + is added as an RS phase of the second symbol and ? is added as an RS phase of the sixth symbol. A base station (100) receives multiplexed signals of ACK/NACK signals and CQI signals transmitted from a plurality of mobile stations. An RS synthesis unit (119) performs synthesis by aligning the RS phase of CQI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Atsushi Matsumoto, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 8350559
    Abstract: A position detection apparatus includes a position pointer having a coil and a sensor unit for detecting the position of the position pointer. The sensor unit has a sensor board including a plurality of loop coils juxtaposed and extending in a predetermined direction, and the sensor unit detects a signal generated in the loop coils by electromagnetic induction between the coil of the position pointer and the loop coils, to thereby detect the position of the position pointer. The sensor unit further includes a shield member disposed on the sensor board remotely from the position pointer for reducing noise, and a magnetic path sheet formed from a plurality of magnetic path members of a substantially rectangular shape having a higher magnetic permeability than that of the shield member and disposed between the sensor board and the shield member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masamitsu Fukushima
  • Patent number: 8348034
    Abstract: A cauterizing system having a cauterizer tool for performing cauterization procedures, a cauterizer cord for carrying power to the cauterizer tool, a plug and a power cord for carrying power from the plug to the cauterizer cord, and a housing in which is mounted a mechanism for retracting and extending the cauterizer cord and the power cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ryan Fila
    Inventors: Ryan Fila, John Scott Berglin
  • Patent number: 8351923
    Abstract: A mobile device executes software. The software collects realistic and accurate user quality information without degrading the user experience of the mobile device during the data collection process. The software operates as a background application, and may have a user interface, and the software is remotely controllable and updatable by an external server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Root Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Griff, Ron Dicklin, Jason Browne
  • Patent number: 8350659
    Abstract: A transformer may include a first and a second continuous single piece multi-turn helical winding, one concentrically received by the other. The turns of the windings are electrically insulated from one another and spaced sufficiently close together to permit inductive coupling therebetween. The turns may be formed of a conductor having a rectangular cross-section, which may, or may not, include an electrically insulative sheath. The single piece multi-turn helical windings may have a continuous or smooth radius of curvature, with no discontinuities or singularities between first and second end terminals. The transformer may be formed by wrapping electrical conductor about a winding form. The transformer may be used in various electrical circuits, for example converter circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Crane Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Dziubek, David Perchlik, Jay Kuehny
  • Patent number: 8347715
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a capacitive component with variable capacitance coupled to a control stage that controls the capacitance based on a reference signal, with a reference frequency, and an excitation signal, that is a multiple of the reference frequency. The capacitive component includes a variable capacitive network having a plurality of switched capacitors, each being switchable between a first configuration, where it is connected between connection terminals of the capacitive component, and a second configuration, where it is connected at most to one of the connection terminals. The control stage includes a logic module, coupled to the variable capacitive network for switching periodically each capacitor between the first configuration and the second configuration. A sign circuit, coupled to the capacitive component supplies a control signal having edges concordant with the excitation signal in one half-period of each cycle of the reference signal and discordant edges in the other half-period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventor: Luciano Prandi
  • Patent number: 8350813
    Abstract: A digitizer includes a case having an input portion; at least three first projected portions fixed to the case, the first projected portions coming into contact with a placement surface so as to support the case on the placement surface; and a second projected portion arranged inside of an area defined by connecting the points at which the first projected portions are fixed to the case. The second projected portion is configured such that, when a force substantially parallel to the placement surface is applied to the case, the first projected portions slide against the placement surface so that the case rotates relative to the placement surface with the second projected portion as a rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuta Sato
  • Patent number: 8347716
    Abstract: An integrated microelectromechanical structure is provided with a driving mass, anchored to a substrate via elastic anchorage elements and designed to be actuated in a plane with a driving movement; and a first sensing mass and a second sensing mass, suspended within, and coupled to, the driving mass via respective elastic supporting elements so as to be fixed with respect thereto in said driving movement and to perform a respective detection movement in response to an angular velocity. In particular, the first and the second sensing masses are connected together via elastic coupling elements, configured to couple their modes of vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Gabriele Cazzaniga, Luca Coronato, Giacomo Calcaterra
  • Patent number: 8350166
    Abstract: A position indicator comprises a case having a housing portion and an opening; a rod with a substantially bar-like body and an end and housed in the housing portion such that the end of the rod protrudes outside the case through the opening; and a sealing member attached to the opening and having an aperture into which the rod is inserted such that a gap between the aperture and the rod is sealed. A position detecting system comprises a position detecting device having a plurality of superimposed coils, a processing unit; and a position indicator. When the indicator approaches the position detecting device, a signal is induced by one of the coils, and the processing unit determines a position of the indicator based on the signal and a coordinate of the coil that induced the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Baba
  • Patent number: 8349565
    Abstract: Nucleic acid sequencing methods and related products are disclosed. Methods for sequencing a target nucleic acid comprise providing a daughter strand produced by a template-directed synthesis, the daughter strand comprising a plurality of subunits coupled in a sequence corresponding to a contiguous nucleotide sequence of all or a portion of the target nucleic acid, wherein the individual subunits comprise a tether, at least one probe or nucleobase residue, and at least one selectively cleavable bond. The selectively cleavable bond(s) is/are cleaved to yield an Xpandomer of a length longer than the plurality of the subunits of the daughter strand, the Xpandomer comprising the tethers and reporter elements for parsing genetic information in a sequence corresponding to the contiguous nucleotide sequence of all or a portion of the target nucleic acid. Reporter elements of the Xpandomer are then detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Stratos Genomics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Stamatios Kokoris, Robert N. McRuer
  • Patent number: 8347803
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a roll-suppression device for an offshore structure. The device includes a damping plate separated downward from a hull to be placed below a bottom of the offshore structure by a connection unit, so that the width of the damping plate may be effectively enlarged without occurrence of collision during shuttle docking or ship-to-ship operation. Accordingly, the device may maximize roll-suppression, as compared with a bilge-keel or a step, and a detachable design of the device facilitates ship construction or shore operation inside a drydock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Han Lee, Yong Soo Kim, Je Hyouk Woo, Dae Woong Kim, Sung Gun Park, Jong Ou Nahm, Byeong Won Park
  • Patent number: 8351260
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an integrated circuit electrically powered by a supply voltage and comprising a memory electrically erasable and/or programmable by means of a second voltage greater than the supply voltage. The integrated circuit comprises means for receiving the second voltage by the intermediary of a reception terminal of the supply voltage or by the intermediary of a reception or emission terminal of a data or clock signal. Applicable in particular to electronic tags comprising a reduced number of interconnection terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Rousset) SAS
    Inventor: Francois Tailliet
  • Patent number: 8349838
    Abstract: Polycyclic heteroaryl substituted triazoles and pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds are disclosed as being useful in inhibiting the activity of the receptor protein tyrosine kinase Axl. Methods of using the compounds in treating diseases or conditions associated with Axl activity are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajinder Singh, Thilo J. Heckrodt, Sacha Holland
  • Patent number: 8344918
    Abstract: A process inserts a random noise in a Time to Digital Converter (TDC) designed for calculating the phase error between a first high frequency signal FDCO with respect to a second reference signal, switching at a lower frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics SA
    Inventors: Pierre Baudin, Cyril Joubert
  • Patent number: 8343685
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composite material suitable for use as an electrode material in a solid oxide cell, said composite material consist of at least two non-miscible mixed ionic and electronic conductors. Further provided is a composite material suitable for use as an electrode material in a solid oxide cell, said composite material being based on (Gd1-xSrx)1-sFe1-yCoyO3-? or (Ln1-xSrx)1-sFe1-yCioyO3-?1 (s equal to 0.05 or larger) wherein Ln is a lanthanide element, Sc or Y, said composite material comprising at least two phases which are non-miscible, said composite material being obtainable by the glycine nitrate combustion method. Said composite material may be used for proving an electrode material in the form of at least a two-phase system showing a very low area specific resistance of around 0.1 ?cm2 at around 600° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Technical University of Denmark
    Inventors: Kent Kammer Hansen, Martin Søgaard, Mogens Mogensen
  • Patent number: 8345593
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for obtaining a home node address in a packet switched network comprising nodes. The method comprises the steps of a first node sending to a first home node of a home network a request containing information about a home address of a mobile node to determine whether a binding with said home address indicating a registration of said mobile node at the first home node exists; the first home node receiving the request, said first home node comprising a stored binding table; determining whether the binding with said home address exists in any home node of the home network; and if the home address of the mobile node is in the binding table of any of the home nodes in the home network, the first node receiving a reply comprising the address of the home node with said binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kilian Weniger, Jens Bachmann