Patents Represented by Law Firm Staas & Halsey
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8346108
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image forming apparatus capable of avoiding positional interference between an electrical potential sensor and a developing device during the installation or separation of the developing device. The positional interference is prevented by moving the electrical potential sensor out of the movement path of the developing device in association with the opening/closing movement a cover for an access opening in the body of the image forming apparatus for the installation/separation of the developing device. A link device connects the cover and the electrical potential sensor to each other so as to cause the movement of the electrical potential sensor in linkage with the opening/closing of the cover. The link device serves as an anti-interference device that prevents the positional interference between the developing device and the electrical potential sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoo Hung Jeong
  • Patent number: 8344306
    Abstract: Disclosed are an imaging method and apparatus. The apparatus may include an image sensor that may include a plurality of pixels, wherein at least one pixel of the plurality of pixels includes a light-detector element and a filter that band-passes a select visible light component to the light-detector element and band-passes a select non-visible light component to the light-detector element. A color value and depth value may be obtained using the same pixel through the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seong Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8344631
    Abstract: A method for driving a plasma display panel in which a plurality of first and second electrodes are arranged adjacently each other, a plurality of third electrodes are arranged to cross the first and second electrodes, the plasma display panel having a reset period, an address period, and a sustain discharge period is provided. The method includes in the reset period, applying to the second electrodes a first waveform voltage, whose applied potential increases with time, then applying to the second electrodes a second waveform voltage, whose applied potential decreases with time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Plasma Patent Licensing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriaki Setoguchi, Shigeharu Asao, Yoshikazu Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 8345773
    Abstract: An image coding method and apparatus considering human visual characteristics are provided. The image coding method comprises (a) modeling image quality distribution of an input image in units of scenes such that the quality of an image input in units of scenes is gradually lowered from a region of interest to a background region, (b) determining a quantization parameter of each region constituting one scene according to the result of modeling of image quality distribution, (c) quantizing image data in accordance with the quantization parameter, and (d) coding entropy of the quantized image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo-shik Kim, Dae-sung Cho, Shi-hwa Lee, Sang-wook Kim
  • 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: 8344071
    Abstract: Disclosed is a two-pack fluorine coating composition which comprises a combination of: a base component comprising a fluorinated copolymer having a hydroxyl group which can be dissolved in a low-polar weak solvent even at a low temperature and; a curing agent comprising a polyisocyanate compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation, Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shinichiro Watanabe, Isao Kimura
  • Patent number: 8345739
    Abstract: A method, medium, and apparatus controlling a bit rate in image data encoding. The method for controlling a bit rate in image data encoding includes setting a reference bit amount for encoding a block group composed of a predetermined number of blocks created by dividing image data of a frame, encoding pixel values of the blocks according to a bit depth used to quantize the pixel values of the blocks, checking whether encoding of the frame is completed, and comparing a group bit amount indicating the amount of encoded bits of the block group with the set reference bit amount to adjust the bit depth if encoding of the unit frame is not completed and accordingly repeating the setting of the reference bit amount, encoding pixel values of the blocks, and checking whether encoding of the frame is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangjo Lee, Wooshik Kim, Daesung Cho
  • 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: 8347172
    Abstract: Disclosed is a decoding method and device for low density parity check codes using dynamic scheduling. The low density parity check codes are sequentially decoded, and the messages are scheduled in the descending order of the difference between values before and after updating the message transmitted from the variable node to the check node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University
    Inventors: Dong Seung Kwon, Choongil Yeh, Min Sik Seo, Young Seog Song, Byung-Jae Kwak, Ji Hung Kim, Wooram Shin, Hong-Yeop Song, Jung-Hyun Kim, Mi-Young Nam
  • 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