Patents Represented by Law Firm Staas & Halsey
  • 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: 8345748
    Abstract: An image encoding and decoding apparatus and method, the image encoding and decoding apparatus includes: an encoding unit adjusting at least one weight value adaptively to the number of bits expressing each pixel of a current image, predicting a pixel value of a block of interest by performing an operation on a pixel value of at least one block having a pixel value similar to the pixel value of the block of interest among blocks included in a previous image and the at least one adjusted weight value, and encoding the pixel value of the block of interest using the predicted pixel value of the block of interest; and a decoding unit adjusting the at least one weight value adaptively to the number of bits, restoring the predicted pixel value of the block of interest by performing an operation on the pixel value of the at least one block having the pixel value similar to the pixel value of the block of interest among blocks included in the restored previous image and the at least one adjusted weight value, and dec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Mun Kim, Dae-sung Cho, Woo-shik Kim
  • 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: 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: 8346286
    Abstract: Provided is a paging method in a broadband wireless communication system. In order to provide a paging service to a terminal in a wireless communication system in which a macrocell base station and a femtocell base station coexist, the femtocell base station receives a deregistration request message from the terminal, and checks whether the femtocell base station can provide a paging service to the terminal. When failing to provide a paging service to the terminal, the femtocell base station receives paging service information from a paging controller, includes paging service information in a deregistration confirmation message, and transmits it to the terminal, and the macrocell base station provides a paging service to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Namsuk Lee, Sook Jin Lee
  • 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: 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: 8345008
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing an adaptive on-screen keyboard are provided. The apparatus includes a sensor for detecting touch action of a user from a touch screen, a pattern recognizer for recognizing a touch pattern of the user using the detected touch action of the user, a rearrangement processor for reconstructing the key arrangement of the on-screen keyboard to be provided through the touch screen on the basis of the recognized touch pattern of the user, and a display for displaying the on-screen keyboard on the basis of information on the reconstructed key arrangement. Thus, the apparatus can increase the convenience of use when the user makes use of the on-screen keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-jeong Lee, Joon-ah Park, Wook Chang
  • Patent number: 8344718
    Abstract: A DC-DC converter includes a switching element to generate a pulse waveform by repeatedly admitting and cutting off the input voltage, a fluctuation component restraining circuit to restrain a fluctuation component generated in superposition on the pulse waveform and having a shorter cycle than a cycle of the pulse waveform, and a control circuit to operate the fluctuation component restraining circuit when the input voltage is equal to or larger than a reference voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Mitsuo Saeki, Koichi Matsuda, Akira Takeuchi
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 8345882
    Abstract: To safeguard data transmission, a first terminal communicates in a first network with the aid of at least one session key and a second terminal communicates in a second network with the aid of at least one session key. The first terminal is connected to the second terminal through a local interface. In the first terminal, at least one first session key is determined and at least one second session key is derived from the first session keys. At least one second session key is transmitted to the second terminal through the local interface by a safety protocol. The second terminal is authenticated to the second network by at least one second session key or by the key derived from the second session key(s) through an authentication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: G√ľnther Hom
  • Patent number: 8347189
    Abstract: A data transmission system includes a packet missing state data storage unit that stores packet missing state data including distribution of the numbers of consecutive missed packets in a decoder and distribution of intervals of the packet missing in the decoder; an interleave unit determination processing unit that determines, based on the distribution of the numbers of consecutive missed packets, an interleave unit that represents the number of Forward Error Correction (FEC) blocks, wherein the FEC block is a unit for which an FEC packet is generated; an FEC block determination processing unit that determines, based on the distribution of the intervals of the packet missing, the number of data packets included in the FEC block; and a packet communication processing unit that identifies, based on the determined interleave pattern data, a transmission order of the packets to the decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Noriyuki Ihara
  • 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