Patents Represented by Attorney Staas & Halsey LLP
  • Patent number: 8351101
    Abstract: A system and method to select a print area to be printed from a document, to search the selected print area for blank areas, and to print and/or store the selected print area, having a size of the searched blank areas turned into a predetermined size or other space marker. Thus, the number of printed pages is reduced by printing only parts of documents in which there exists data for printout. Similarly, readability is improved, and comparison of data with other documents is facilitated. Further, a user can easily select certain content titles in a document for printing and/or storage while skipping underlying data content, and so on, so as to increase the user's satisfaction with printout results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-rim Han, Jae-kyoo Kang
  • 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: 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: 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: 8351110
    Abstract: An optical-signal processing apparatus includes a polarizer that is provided at an output terminal of an optical fiber, and polarization control units that adjust a first excitation light and a second excitation light input to the optical fiber. The polarization control units adjust polarization states of the first excitation light and the second excitation light so that, when the first excitation light and the second excitation light are input to the polarizer, polarization directions of the first excitation light and the second excitation light are orthogonal to each other, and angular difference between the polarization direction of the first excitation light and the polarization direction of the second excitation light, measured against the polarization main axis of the polarizer, is equal to or smaller than a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Shigeki Watanabe
  • 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: 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: 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: 8349915
    Abstract: Provided are an encapsulated colorant, a method of preparing the same, and an ink composition including the encapsulated colorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heung-Sup Park, Jong-In Lee
  • 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: 8350194
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus performing cooking with a cooking container disposed at any desired position on a cooking plate, and a heating device thereof. The cooking apparatus includes a cooking plate to receive a cooking container thereon, and at least one working coil disposed under the cooking plate to heat the cooking container, the at least one working coil including a first portion and a second portion having a different winding structure of a conducting wire which forms the working coil so that a winding density of the conducting wire at one of the first portion and the second portion is relatively higher than the other of the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Ho Lee, Seok Weon Hong, Seong Deog Jang, Hyang Ki Kim, Dae Rae Kim, Kil Young Lee, Min Jae Kang, Se Min Lee, Won Sick Jung
  • 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: 8350882
    Abstract: An optical unit includes an optical element having a first combining surface and a second combining surface that applied an adhesive that is cured when exposed to a curing light respectively and that have different transmittance of the curing light; and a mount member combined with the optical element by the adhesive. The adhesive is cured when exposed to the curing light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ho-hyun Hwang
  • Patent number: 8347523
    Abstract: A clothing dryer including a rotating drum, a shelf installed inside the rotating drum, and a support member, which is rotatably installed at a rear end of the shelf such that the shelf is supported by a rear surface of the rotating drum. The rear end of the shelf is installed on a rear surface of the rotating drum through the support member, so that the shelf is more stably installed inside the rotating drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Suk Chung
  • 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: 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: 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: 8351810
    Abstract: According to a method and apparatus for controlling a voltage of an image forming apparatus, a transferring roll resistance, which indicates the resistance between a transferring roller and a photoconductor drum, is detected by applying a first voltage to the transferring roller. A transferring voltage, which corresponds to the detected transferring roll resistance, is applied to the transferring roller with reference to a transferring table which corresponds to the paper resistance, and a transferring is performed on a printing paper by using a transferring roller to which a transferring voltage is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeong-Jai Choi
  • 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