Patents Represented by Attorney Staas & Halsey LLP
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 8350620
    Abstract: An integrated circuit power consumption calculating apparatus obtains power consumption of an integrated circuit by outputting circuit component transistor connection information of each of circuit components after setting a group of transistors connected via a source terminal/drain terminal of a transistor within each cell of an integrated circuit, by outputting circuit component logic model information after extracting a logic for each of the circuit components from the circuit component transistor connection information information, by obtaining power information (circuit component power information) of each signal transition state of an input/output terminal for each of the circuit components based on the circuit component transistor connection information information, by generating signal terminal transition information with a logic simulation performed for each of the circuit components of the integrated circuit, and by obtaining power consumption in a signal transition of an input/output terminal of ea
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Itsumi Sugiyama, Tomohiro Tanaka
  • 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: 8352095
    Abstract: An electric power generation device includes: a storage unit that stores information about the electric power generation device; a transmitting unit that transmits information about the electric power generation device to a neighboring electric power demand device; a receiving unit that receives an electric power demand request from the neighboring electric power demand device; and an allocation unit that allocates electric power according to the electric power demand request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sun Me Kim, Ho Young Song
  • Patent number: 8352075
    Abstract: Technology for creating a feature map for localizing a mobile robot and extracting feature information of surroundings is provided. According to one aspect, feature information including a reflection function is extracted from information acquired using a 3D distance sensor and used as a basis for creating a feature map. Thus, a feature map that is less sensitive to change in the surrounding environment can be created, and a success rate of feature matching can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joon-kee Cho, Yeon-ho Kim, Dong-ryeol Park
  • 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: 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: 8345564
    Abstract: Disclosed are a universal plug and play (UPnP) method and a UPnP apparatus providing remote access service. The method includes receiving external inputs of an identifier of a remote access server (RAS) to generate a credential and a session initiation protocol (SIP) identifier of the RAS, generating a payload of a SIP packet including a credential identifier (ID) generated based on the identifier of the RAS, remote access transport agent (RATA) capability information, and a transport address (TA) set corresponding to candidate IP addresses to access a remote access client (RAC), and transmitting the SIP packet to the RAS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong-ho Cho, Se-hee Han, Sang-hyeon Kim, Mahfuzur Rahman
  • Patent number: 8345995
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for coding a chrominance component of an intra-image using spatial predictive coding and a method and apparatus for decoding the coded chrominance component are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo-shik Kim, Chang-yeong Kim, Yang-seock Seo
  • Patent number: 8347253
    Abstract: A design support method for causing a computer using layout data for providing a layout in which macro cells are arranged and in which power supply wirings are formed at certain intervals in each wiring layer to execute, the method including: extracting a set of adjacent macro cells from the layout data; specifying a region located between macro cells that constitute the set of adjacent macro cells extracted in the extracting step from among row regions included in the layout represented by the layout data; detecting a power supply wiring of a specific wiring layer in a projection area located above the region specified in the specifying step, the specific wiring layer being higher than a bottom layer of the layout represented by the layout data; and outputting a region where no power supply wiring of the specific wiring layer is detected in the detecting step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
    Inventors: Kenji Kumagai, Jun Suda
  • Patent number: 8341787
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a drum type washing machine having ball balancers and a controlling method of the same that are capable of reducing spin-drying time. The drum type washing machine having ball balancers according to the present invention includes a rotary tub having the ball balancers mounted therein, a wash motor to rotate the rotary tub, and a controller to detect the eccentricity amount of the rotary tub while controlling the rotary tub to be rotated at a first rotation speed, and, when the rotation speed of the rotary tub reaches a second rotation speed, to control the rotary tub, such that the rotary tub is decelerated to a third rotation speed and a drainage process is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Bae Kim, Sung Mo Lee, Kyo Soon Choi
  • Patent number: 8347331
    Abstract: A method of acquiring program guide information for a digital television receiver, and program guide method, are provided. A method of channel searching for a digital television receiver, comprising: receiving a digital television transport stream (TS) which includes audio, video, and program information; extracting the program information from the received TS; storing the extracted program information in a storage; accessing the storage to generate a channel list based on the stored program information, wherein the channel list comprises at least one channel number and the at least one channel number comprises at least one main channel number; and navigating the channel list to search a channel number, wherein when the at least the one main channel number has at least one corresponding sub-channel number, the sub-channel number can be listed after the at least one main channel number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ju-ha Park
  • Patent number: 8345295
    Abstract: A device and method for controlling the initiation of an image forming apparatus are provided using a NAND flash memory. The device for controlling initiation of an image forming apparatus includes: a NAND flash memory for storing a boot program and system control programs for initiating the image forming apparatus; a random-access-memory (RAM) for temporarily storing an execution program and data; and a driving unit arranged to first read the boot program and an engine control program among the system control programs from the NAND flash memory, execute the boot program and the engine control program, then read remaining system control programs from the NAND flash memory and store the remaining system control programs in the RAM when the boot program and the engine control program are being executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sun-jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8345696
    Abstract: A router controlling a route of packets. The router includes a counter counting an amount of received control packets on a user-identifier-by-user-identifier basis, the control packets being used for managing a network, a discard determining unit comparing a counter value of the counter with a threshold value, and a control packet discarding unit discarding a control packet including a user identifier for which the discard determining unit determines that the counter value exceeds the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Michio Kuramoto, Yasuyuki Mitsumori, Kanta Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8345615
    Abstract: A method of an uplink transfer at the UE side in a wireless communications system over a wireless interface between a radio network and a user equipment node uses a first mode of transfer and a second mode of transfer. The first mode of transfer involves sending a first message by the UE to a Node B of the wireless communication system. The second mode of transfer involves receiving a resource by the UE from the Node B, and sending at least one subsequent message by the UE to the Node B, the at least one subsequent message omits an UE id.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks Oy
    Inventors: Kristan Barraclough, Juho Pirskanen, Burghard Unteregger
  • Patent number: 8345627
    Abstract: A mobile communications system (100), comprising at least one mobile terminal (200), a plurality of base stations (300a-300e), at least one central entity (400) adapted to manage said plurality of base stations, adapted to perform a handover, wherein: —said mobile terminal (200) is adapted to transmit a handover request message in a pre-defined slot requesting a new point of attachment; —said plurality of base stations (300a-300e) are adapted to receive said handover request message and further adapted to determine which one of said plurality of base stations (300a-300e) is to become said new point of attachment; —a base station (300a) arranged to become said new point of attachment is further adapted to transmit a handover response message to said mobile terminal (200); —said mobile terminal (200) is adapted to receive said handover response message and to change its point of attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Matthias Lott
  • Patent number: 8345788
    Abstract: In a method for detecting a signal in a multi-input multi-output wireless communication system that receives signals transmitted through a plurality of transmission antennas by using a plurality of reception antennas, a detection order for detecting the transmission signals received through the reception antennas is determined on the basis of a cofactor determinant of components constituting a channel matrix representing characteristics of channels between the transmission antennas and the reception antennas. In addition, the transmission signal is detected from the signals received through the reception antennas in accordance with the determined detection order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Young Jin Moon, Young-Il Kim, Kan Zheng, Wenbo Wang