Patents Represented by Law Firm Staas & Halsey
  • Patent number: 8351061
    Abstract: A printing apparatus, including a user input unit which receives a first user command to initiate a printing operation, a display unit which displays information relating to the printing operation, a printing unit which performs printing with respect to printing data, and a controller which controls the display unit to display reference information of the printing data before the printing, and which controls the printing unit to perform the printing according to a second user command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin-young Lee
  • Patent number: 8350837
    Abstract: A current detection unit that monitors changes in two types of voltage produced by the voltage control unit, and detects and abnormal current flowing due to a potential between the two types of the voltages at both ends of the voltage control unit and an HPG control that receives a control signal of a constant voltage supplied from the information processing device, and transmits a HPG signal to the information processing device based on the abnormal current detected by the current detection unit and the control signal, wherein the HPG signal is a signal indicating a supply state of the direct current power voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Yasunori Kuroda
  • Patent number: 8351795
    Abstract: An optical transmission system, where in an optical transmitter a detection bit having a specific pattern set according to the number of bits to be transmitted within one symbol time, is imparted with respect to a transmission signal in which transmission information has been encoded according to a preset format, and an optical signal generated by modulating light according to the transmission signal is transmitted to a transmission line. In an optical receiver, logic inversion or bit swap of received data is detected and compensated by using the detection bit included in the received signal, a decoding process of the compensated received signal is executed. As a result, when an optical signal capable of transmitting multi-bit information within one symbol time is transferred, it is possible to realize excellent transmission characteristics, by reliably compensating an error in received data caused by the modulation format or the multiplex system of the optical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hisao Nakashima, Takeshi Hoshida, Takahito Tanimura, Toru Katagiri, Shoichiro Oda
  • Patent number: 8352390
    Abstract: A two-class classification/prediction model is generated in a simple operation by performing two-class classification with a classification rate substantially close to 100%. The two-class classification/prediction model is generated by a) obtaining a discriminant function for classifying a training sample set into two predetermined classes on the basis of an explanatory variable generated for each sample contained in the training sample set, b) calculating a discriminant score for each training sample by using the obtained discriminant function, c) determining, based on the calculated discriminant score, whether the training sample is correctly classified or not, d) determining a misclassified-sample region based on maximum and minimum discriminant scores taken from among misclassified samples in the training sample set, e) constructing a new training sample set by extracting the training samples contained in the misclassified-sample region, and f) repeating a) to e) for the new training sample set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Kotaro Yuta
  • Patent number: 8351692
    Abstract: A method, medium, and system effectively compressing and/or restoring binary images. By compressing pixel values making up a 2×2 block in an input image, using representative values representing the pixel values and a pattern of the pixel values represented by the representative values, it is possible to effectively compress and/or restore binary images having little similarities between pixel values. In addition, by extracting compressed values and a pattern of pixel values making up a 2×2 block in an image, from compressed data of the 2×2 block, and restoring pixel values using the compressed values and the pattern, it is possible to effectively restore binary images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-jo Lee, Si-hwa Lee, Do-hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 8352074
    Abstract: A path planning apparatus and method of a robot, in which a path, along which the robot accesses an object to grasp the object, is planned. The path planning method includes judging whether or not a robot hand of a robot collides with an obstacle when the robot hand moves along one access path candidate selected from plural access path candidates along which the robot hand accesses an object to grasp the object, calculating an access score of the selected access path candidate when the robot hand does not collide with the obstacle, and determining an access path plan using the access score of the selected access path candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics
    Inventors: Guochunxu, Kyung Shik Roh, San Lim, Bok Man Lim, Myung Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 8350415
    Abstract: The present invention is a switch circuit equipped with a first switch connected between another end of an inductive load having a one end connected to a one end of a DC power supply and another end of the DC power supply, a capacitor connected between the another end of the inductive load and the another end of the DC power supply and connected in parallel with the first switch, a second switch that connects the another end of the inductive load and the capacitor, a third switch that connects a one end of the capacitor on an inductive load side to the one end of the inductive load so as to be parallel to the second switch, and a control circuit that turns ON the second switch before the first switch is turned OFF and turns OFF the second switch before the first switch is turned ON after being turned OFF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Noboru Wakatsuki, Hideaki Deguchi, Yu Yonezawa, Naoyuki Mishima
  • Patent number: 8347494
    Abstract: A mounting method for mounting an electronic component on a printed circuit board, the mounting method includes fixing a lower surface of a magnet panel to a magnetic body included in the electronic component by a magnetic force, seizing the electronic component by attracting a part of an upper surface of the magnet panel to an attaching unit, determining a position of the attracting unit to place the electronic component at a predetermined position with respect to the printed circuit board and releasing the attracting unit from the upper surface of the magnet panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yusaku Fujiishi, Hiroshi Shimamori
  • Patent number: 8350505
    Abstract: An electrically commuted reversible synchronous motor is activated in a calibration journey using an externally forced rotating field, during which an electrical angle of a rotating field and a mechanical angle of the rotor are measured simultaneously at a reference position by an external sensor. These items are stored associated with one another as a measurement series of value pairs. The electrical angle of the rotating field and the mechanical angle of the rotor are also detected simultaneously after direction reversal of the rotating field. These are stored as a second measurement series of value pairs. The angle difference between the electrical angle and the mechanical angle are calculated from value pairs of both measurement series. The correction value for taking the actual incorrect angle into consideration is calculated from the two angle differences by averaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Uwe Krause, Uwe Nolte, Jan Spannberger
  • Patent number: 8349052
    Abstract: An electric precipitator prevents dielectric breakdown by ensuring the dielectric distance among a plurality of electrodes. The electric precipitator includes a charging section for charging dust particles in air, and a collecting section for collecting the dust particles charged by the charging section. The collecting section includes a high voltage electrode having a conductive layer coated with a dielectric layer, and a low voltage electrode having at least one protrusion that maintains a gap between the high voltage electrode and the low voltage electrode. The conductive layer includes at least one cutting part formed in an area corresponding to the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyong Soo Noh, Kochiyama Yasuhiko, Jun Ho Ji, So Young Yun, Han Wook Cho
  • Patent number: 8350407
    Abstract: A high voltage power supply apparatus comprising a first circuit disposed on a prepared substrate, and for receiving a first voltage and generating a second voltage that is previously set according to the first voltage, and a second circuit for amplifying and rectifying the second voltage to generate a plurality of high voltage signals, wherein the first circuit and the second circuit are embodied as a single module, wherein at least a portion of the single module is surrounded by an insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-hwa Cho, Joong-gi Kwon, Jong-yang Choo, Chul-woo Oh
  • Patent number: 8348748
    Abstract: Users of a betting exchange system are permitted to bet on poker and other games in which the game has a number of rounds. For a Texas Holdem poker game, each round allows users to submit bets backing and laying one or more hands of cards during a betting window between game transitions, which result in the display to the plurality of users of selected hole or community cards, depending on the round. After each transition, the hands are evaluated to determine if there are any winners or losers and further betting on selected hands may be permitted, or the game may proceed to settlement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Sporting Exchange, Ltd.
    Inventor: Andrew Black
  • Patent number: 8351440
    Abstract: An IP address and a MAC address of each of communication devices connected to a plurality of communication ports provided in a switching hub device are associated in an ARP table. Also, priority information representing the communication priority of each communication device is received, and the received priority information is associated with the MAC address of the communication device. When no IP address of a transmission source included in a data packet received at each communication port exists in the ARP table, the IP address and the MAC address of the transmission source are added to the ARP table and priority information is attached to the ARP table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Seigo Sawada, Takumi Iwai, Yoshinari Oshio, Takao Nakamura, Tsuneyuki Takai
  • Patent number: 8352529
    Abstract: REDC (A*B) is calculated for the values A and B by using a Montgomery's algorithm REDC. The part related to the A*B is performed by the three-input two-output product-sum calculation circuit. One digit ai of the value A, one digit bj of the value B and a carry value c1 are input to the product-sum calculation circuit, and ai*bj+c1 is calculated thereat. The higher-order digit of the r-adic two-digit of the calculation result is used as the carry value c1, and the lower digit is used for a later calculation. Further, one digit ni of a modulo N for the REDC, a predetermined value m and a carry value c2 are input into the product-sum calculation circuit, and n*ni+c2 is calculated thereat. The higher-order digit is used as the carry value c2, and the lower digit is used for a later calculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Furukawa, Masahiko Takenaka
  • Patent number: 8348715
    Abstract: A transformable toy which is transformed without any direct touching by a user, displays visual information that is invisible before the form of the toy is changed, and has a game element in addition to the form change is provided. A transformable toy reversibly transformed between a first form and a second form includes a toy main body which changes its form to form the first form and the second form, a restricting mechanism which restricts the form change of the toy main body, and a transformation activating body for detecting physical stimulation from outside and releasing the restriction by the restricting mechanism. The toy main body includes a display body having visual information thereon, and the display body is disposed at such a position that the visual information of the display body is invisible to a user in the first form while the visual information of the display body is visible to the user in the second form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tomy Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoya Miyake
  • Patent number: 8351360
    Abstract: When a request is sent by a switching unit, relating to the use of at least one subset of a codec mode configuration for the establishment of a transcoder-free operation connection by a radio network controller, it is checked whether the at least one requested subset is supported by the radio network controller. If the at least one subset of at least one codec mode configuration is supported, a transcoder-free operation connection to the switching unit and to the communication terminal is established by the radio network controller. Furthermore, a message relating to the at least one subset of the codec mode configuration to be used is signalled from the radio network controller to the communication terminal for the transmission of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Steffen Junghanns, Stefan Oestreich, Claudia Vallentin
  • Patent number: 8352928
    Abstract: A linker generates a simulator-use executable format program from a pre-conversion object program and a simulator-use object program. A simulator executes the simulator-use object program and acquires branch trace information. A binary program converting tool, based on the branch trace information and a branch penalty table, generates a post-conversion object program having a rewritten branching prediction bit of the pre-conversion object program. Another linker generates an actual-machine-use executable format program from the post-conversion object program and an actual-machine-use object program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
    Inventor: Shigeru Kimura
  • Patent number: 8351797
    Abstract: A repeater is disclosed that transmits an optical signal using wave division multiplexing. The repeater includes a demultiplexing unit that separates plural channels contained in the optical signal, an adjusting unit that adjusts at least optical power of each of the channels according to a control signal, a multiplexing unit that outputs a multiple wavelength signal in which the channels are multiplexed, and a monitoring unit that determines a modulation scheme and a bit rate of the optical signal for each of the channels so as to generate the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hisao Nakashima, Takeshi Hoshida
  • Patent number: 8352693
    Abstract: A method for a storage control apparatus for controlling a plurality of storage units, each of the plurality of storage units having data area for storing data includes receiving a first command for copying data stored in a first data area of the storage units into a second data area of the storage units from an exterior, executing copying in accordance with the first command, receiving a second command for copying data stored in the second data area into the first data area from the exterior, executing copying in accordance with the second command, receiving a third command for cancelling copying corresponding to the first command and a fourth command for cancelling copying corresponding to the second command from the exterior until completion of copying process corresponding to at least one of the first and second command, and invalidating one of the third command and the fourth command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Yoshinari Oono
  • Patent number: RE43911
    Abstract: A control system for charging enabling efficient charging of rechargeable batteries in an electronic apparatus which charges its rechargeable batteries by using a charger circuit when driving the apparatus by using an external power source, including first detecting unit for detecting a differential value between a maximum permissible charging current allowed by the rechargeable batteries and a charging current flowing to the rechargeable batteries; second detecting unit for detecting a maximum usable current by detecting a differential value between a maximum supplyable current allowed by the external power source and the current consumption of the apparatus; third detecting unit for detecting a differential value between a maximum useable current and the charging current flowing to the rechargeable batteries; and control unit for controlling the system in accordance with the differential values detected by the first and third detecting units so that the charger circuit generates the maximum charging current
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
    Inventors: Kouichi Matsuda, Mitsuo Saeki, Nobuo Tanaka, Hidekiyo Ozawa