Patents Represented by Law Firm Staas & Halsey
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8345977
    Abstract: A method for processing a document image includes: performing horizontal and vertical text line extraction on the document image; providing an overlapping matrix, a value of an element of the overlapping matrix indicating an overlapping relation between horizontal and vertical text lines; merging the overlapping matrix in the vertical and horizontal direction; determining one or more text overlapping regions in the document image, based on the values of the elements of the merged overlapping matrix; counting the total number of strokes or pixel points in the horizontal and vertical text lines, respectively, within one of the one or more text overlapping regions; and determining an orientation of the text overlapping region is horizontal if the total number of strokes or pixel points in the horizontal text lines is larger than that in the vertical text lines, otherwise, determining the orientation is vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Jun Sun, Yoshinobu Hotta, Hao Yu, Satoshi Naoi
  • Patent number: 8346948
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a code converting portion that converts a scan code output from a keyboard into a corresponding key code, a data converting portion that converts the key code into packets, and a changing portion that changes an output destination of the scan code from the code converting portion to the data converting portion, when an application software to operate a server apparatus remotely located is activated in the information processing apparatus, which is in connection with the server apparatus over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventors: Akihiro Matsunaga, Kenichi Fujita, Shinichi Katayama
  • 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: 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: 8345579
    Abstract: In a relay device, a first memory stores correspondence information representing a correspondence relationship between a node and a port. A second memory stores information by which a port to suppress flooding of a frame is distinguishable. A relay part limits a port, which floods a frame addressed to a node of which information is not stored in the first memory, based on the information stored in the second memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Osamu Shiraki, Takeshi Shimizu
  • 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: 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: 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: 8346283
    Abstract: A method for measuring a position includes: allocating a first ranging code and a first ranging region for a mobile station; receiving a second ranging code and allocation information on a second ranging region of the mobile station from a neighboring base station; transmitting the first ranging code and the second ranging code to the mobile station; receiving the first ranging code from the mobile station in the first ranging region; calculating a received timing adjustment value of the first ranging code; receiving a received timing adjustment value of the second ranging code from the neighboring base station; and measuring the position of the mobile station according to the received timing adjustment value of the first ranging code and the received timing adjustment value of the second ranging code. Therefore, the cost and efficiency can be improved by measuring the position of the mobile station by changing the ranging method used in the conventional system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jae-Sun Cha, Kwang-Jae Lim, Chul-Sik Yoon
  • Patent number: 8345771
    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: 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: 8345207
    Abstract: A thin film transistor array substrate includes pixel regions, each comprising first, second and third transparent electrodes, which are electrically isolated, wherein the second transparent electrode comprises strip-like second electrode portions electrically connected to one another, and the third transparent electrode comprises strip-like third electrode portions electrically connected to one another, the positions of the strip-like third electrode portions corresponding to those of the strip-like second electrode portions, and wherein the strip-like third electrode portions have a width less than that of the strip-like second electrode portions. When the substrate is actuated, a first horizontal electric field is formed between the first and second transparent electrodes and a second horizontal electric field is formed between the third and second transparent electrodes, so that the transmittance can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Infovision Optoelectronics (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Techen Chung, Chiate Liao, Xiangjian Kong, Jiahao Lu
  • Patent number: 8345058
    Abstract: A graphics display device and method performing display indicating that graphics software for graphics drawing is an evaluation version including storing a display pattern indicating that the graphics software is an evaluation version, storing a parameter indicating a display method of the display pattern and displaying the display pattern based on the parameter by a cursor display hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
    Inventor: Takeo Komichi
  • 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