Patents Represented by Attorney Staas & Halsey LLP
  • Patent number: 8345589
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for determining timing for initial ranging of user equipment by using ranging of adjacent pieces of user equipment in a multi-hop mobile relay (MMR) system, and more particularly, a method and apparatus for determining timing for initial ranging of user equipment in which a power value and a timing value for periodic ranging of adjacent pieces of user equipment are measured so as to minimize an uplink timing error of a base station. In the MMR system, user equipment transmits an initial ranging code to the base station with irregular timing while not knowing an exact start point of an uplink of the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hyun-Jae Kim, Young-Il Kim
  • Patent number: 8346004
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing motion blur of an image is disclosed. The apparatus includes a motion-blur-function-estimation unit that estimates the motion-blur function of an input image, an image-restoration unit that restores the input image using the estimated motion-blur function, a cost-calculation unit that calculates the blur cost of the restored image, and a control unit that determines the re-estimation of the motion-blur function depending on the calculated blur cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-hwa Oh, Sung-Jea Ko, Seung-won Jung, Seong-deok Lee, Ho-cheon Wey
  • Patent number: 8345745
    Abstract: A method of encoding moving pictures using a plurality of quantization matrices. The method involves selecting one of the plurality of quantization matrices in consideration of an at least one characteristics of an input image; transforming the input image; and quantizing the transformed input image using the selected quantization matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung-cheol Song, Kang-wook Chun
  • Patent number: 8345103
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for obtaining an image. A first filter unit of the apparatus of obtaining an image may pass a light in a first wavelength band corresponding to visible light. Also, a second filter unit may pass a light in a second wavelength band corresponding to an Infrared ray (IR). A sensor unit may sense the light in the first wavelength band and the light in the second wavelength band. An operating unit may operate at least one of the first filter unit and the second filter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seong Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8345312
    Abstract: A method of printing a text with an apparatus using channels is provided. The method includes determining whether print data corresponds to a specified text by determining similarities between channels of print data, and determining a degree of flatness of one of the channels, searching for a boundary area in the print data if the print data is determined to correspond to the specified text, and reducing some of the channels at the boundary area, and compensating for the one of the channels by a density of the reduced channels if the print data is determined to correspond to the specified text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Youn Shin
  • Patent number: 8346970
    Abstract: A data relay device has a reception processing unit for dividing transmitted data into data blocks to store in a storage unit together with labels for managing the data blocks, a manipulation processing unit for manipulating the data blocks stored in the storage unit and a transmission processing unit for transmitting the data blocks of which manipulation is completed to a destination. Since the reception processing unit divides the transmitted data while receiving the same, the reception processing unit, the manipulation processing unit and the transmission processing unit may operated in parallel, thereby realizing reduction of time required to relay the transmitted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nonaka, Tsuyoshi Fujihara
  • Patent number: 8341943
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification system has a NOx purification catalyst that purifies exhaust gas of NOx when an air-fuel ratio of exhaust of an internal combustion engine mounted on a vehicle is in a lean condition and recovers purification ability when the air-fuel ratio is in a rich condition. The system performs recovery control for setting the exhaust gas to a rich air-fuel condition in order to recover the NOx purification ability of the NOx purification catalyst, and at a time of retardation of the vehicle, both a fuel system rich control and an air intake rich control are used in the recovery control. The recovery control can be performed without worsening the drive comfort of the vehicle and with less fuel consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventors: Daiji Nagaoka, Masashi Gabe
  • Patent number: 8344915
    Abstract: A keyboard includes a base, and plural keys arranged on the base, wherein at least a part of the plural keys are arranged in plural steps in a depth direction of the keyboard, in the shape of a sector in such a manner that the keys closer to a central portion in a width direction of the keyboard are arranged backward whereas the keys closer to both end portions in the width direction of the keyboard are arranged forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Satou, Yoshinori Mesaki, Masayuki Itoh
  • Patent number: 8345625
    Abstract: Provided are an efficient handover apparatus and method in a mobile node. In the method in which a handover is performed in a mobile node which establishes a data communication through a point of attachment (PoA), the method including receiving information regarding capabilities of a new PoA; determining whether Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) prefix is available at the new PoA, based on the information regarding the capabilities of the new PoA; and generating an address which is to be used by the mobile node in a data communication with the new PoA, according to a method determined based on whether IPv6 prefix is available at the new PoA. Thus, it is possible to determine whether IPv6 prefix is available at a new point of attachment prior to receiving a router advertisement (RA) message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Soo-hong Park
  • Patent number: 8342586
    Abstract: A robot hand, which minimizes the number of actuators and adjusts the bending angles of joints through torque limiters to flexibly and finely control finger units, and a humanoid robot having the robot hand. The robot hand includes a torque limiter disposed on at least any one joint of a plurality of joints to link another joint of the plurality of joints with the any one joint through a power transmission member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyun Sik Sim
  • Patent number: 8345136
    Abstract: A CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) image sensor is provided. A CMOS image sensor includes a first light-receiving unit converting light into charge, a first floating diffusion region, in which a first potential corresponding to the converted amount of charge is generated and a second floating diffusion region, to which the charge in the first floating diffusion region is transmitted, and in which a second potential is generated, wherein a wide dynamic range signal is acquired from the first floating diffusion region, a high-sensitively signal is acquired from the second floating diffusion region, and the acquired signals are synthesized and output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-chul Song, Seong-deok Lee, Won-hee Choe, Jae-hyun Kwon, Kang-eui Lee
  • Patent number: 8346393
    Abstract: A grasping method of a multi-finger hand including calculating positions of tips of plural actual fingers; calculating positions of tips of plural virtual fingers using the calculated positions of the tips of the plural actual fingers; judging that a central position among the calculated positions of the tips of the plural virtual fingers is a central position of a virtual object based on the calculated positions of the tips of the plural virtual fingers; and controlling joint torques of the respective actual fingers corresponding to the tips of the virtual fingers such that motions of the tips of the plural virtual fingers are carried out while uniformly maintaining the relative positional relationships of the tips of the plural virtual fingers based on the central position of the virtual object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Young Kim, Jong Do Choi, Hyun Kyu Kim, Kyung Won Moon
  • Patent number: 8346269
    Abstract: A mobile network system includes a guidance message control server, a call control server and access gateways. The call control server receives a call request notification from a first access gateway, determines whether a second access gateway is connected to a second mobile terminal, transmits a message transmission instruction to the guidance message control server and transmits a response message including a same group specifying information. The guidance message control server receives the message transmission instruction from the call control server, acquires guidance message data specified by a message specifying information and multicast transmits the guidance message data to a multicast group specified by the group specifying information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Ohtsu, Yuji Tajima, Takashi Mitsuhashi, Kohji Inokawa, Yumi Eguchi
  • Patent number: 8346389
    Abstract: A cleaning robot having a carpet detector and a method of detecting a carpet boundary using the same, in which the presence of the carpet on a floor is detected. The cleaning robot having a carpet detector includes a main body, a driver fixed to the main body to move the robot, and the carpet detector detecting a carpet when the robot is driven by the driver. The method of detecting a carpet boundary includes detecting a carpet using respective carpet detectors fixed to both wheels of a robot, obtaining a moving distance of the robot for an interval between times at which the respective carpet detectors detect the carpet, and calculating a boundary direction of the carpet with respect to a moving direction of the robot using the moving distance and the interval between the times at which the respective carpet detectors detect the carpet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeon-ho Kim, Seok-won Bang, Joon-kee Cho
  • Patent number: 8342872
    Abstract: A socket for an electrical part to prevent a bad electrical connection with a circuit by preventing a deformation of a tip of a contact pin. The contact pin of the present invention comprises one terminal contacts to a terminal of the electrical part and the other terminal contacts to the circuit. When a tip of the other terminal is pressed to a substrate under a state that first and second holes of first and second holding plates are shifted each other, an upper terminal of the held portion of the other terminal contacts to a lower surface of the second holding plate, and makes the second holding plate to separate from the first holding plate against a spring force of a urging member. At this time, the portion projecting from the lower surface of the first holding plate toward the substrate moves into the first hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Enplas Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Suzuki, Shin Kobayashi, Yuki Ueyama
  • Patent number: 8342520
    Abstract: A medium registration apparatus for an image forming apparatus. The registration apparatus includes: a subassembly including a first guide plate that guides a medium along a medium transferring direction, and a side guide disposed adjacent to one side of the first guide plate, in parallel with the medium transferring direction and is a side registration reference; a subassembly moving guide that supports the subassembly, so that the subassembly can move in a direction crossing the medium transferring direction; and a subassembly driver that drives the subassembly. The image forming apparatus includes: the registration apparatus; an image forming part; a reverse roller that reverses a transferring direction of a medium printed on by the image forming part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun-tae Kim
  • Patent number: 8341802
    Abstract: A robot cleaner that is capable of preventing dust collected in a dust tank from flowing backward outside when a situation in which the dust may be discharged outside occurs includes a cleaner body, a dust tank mounted in the cleaner body to collect dust, and a backward-flow preventing device to prevent dust from flowing backward outside through a suction port of the dust tank. The backward-flow preventing device includes a shutter unit to open and close the suction port and a stopper unit to drive the shutter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Won Kim, Jae Man Joo, Jun Pyo Hong, Chang Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 8345753
    Abstract: A method, medium, and system compressing and/or reconstructing image data. The data compression method includes compressing current data according to a plurality of modes for compressing current data, determining whether the current data compressed according to the plurality of modes can be represented by a fixed length of bits, selecting a mode from among modes in which the compressed current data can be represented by the fixed length of bits, and outputting the compressed current data according to the selected mode. Accordingly, it is possible to significantly lower the complexity of an image encoder/decoder system, and exactly meet a picture-based Control Bit Rate (CBR) suitable for a Liquid Crystal Display Dynamic Capacitance Compensation (LCD DCC) device/system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-jo Lee, Si-hwa Lee, Do-hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 8347051
    Abstract: A storage apparatus includes a second volume which stores data serving as a copying source of data to be stored in a first volume, serving as a data copying destination in another storage apparatus, a session establishing unit which establishes a session between the second volume and the first volume, and a copy directing unit which directs a volume, including a free area, in the other storage apparatus such that data equivalent to the data to be stored in the first volume is copied, in response to a copy setting command issued by a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Mihoko Wada
  • Patent number: RE43895
    Abstract: A scanning apparatus and method for generating computer models of three-dimensional objects comprising means for scanning the object to capture data from a plurality of points on the surface of the object so that the scanning means may capture data from two or more points simultaneously, sensing the position of the scanning means, generating intermediate data structures from the data, combining intermediate data structures to provide the model; display, and manually operating the scanning apparatus. The signal generated is structured light in the form of a stripe or an area from illumination sources such as a laser diode or bulbs which enable data for the position and color of the surface to be determined. The object may be on a turntable and may be viewed in real time as rendered polygons on a monitor as the object is scanned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: 3D Scanners Limited
    Inventor: Stephen James Crampton