Patents Represented by Law Firm Staas & Halsey
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8341414
    Abstract: A license managing device sets a security area for storing a license file, maintains the security area as an encoded file in an inactive state of the security area by encoding the security area, maintains the security area as a directory in an active state of the security area by decoding the security area, and encodes a license file by using a file encoding key according to the user's request and stores the same in a security area in an active state of the security area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sang-Woo Lee, Sin Hyo Kim, Byung Ho Chung, Hyunsook Cho
  • Patent number: 8339677
    Abstract: An image processing system includes: an image input unit which reads an image printed on a medium and generates electronic data representing the image; and a processing unit which corrects the image represented by the electronic data. The processing unit implements the functions of: detecting, from the image represented by the electronic data, a first pattern having a first size and shape that is attached to the image; measuring a degree of degradation by measuring an amount of displacement of the size of the detected first pattern from the first size; and correcting the image represented by the electronic data to reduce the degree of degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Shohei Nakagata, Kensuke Kuraki, Jun Takahashi, Taizo Anan
  • Patent number: 8340444
    Abstract: Provided are an image encoding and decoding apparatus and method, which can effectively transmit a large capacity image. The image encoding apparatus generates a plurality of actual images with respect to an input image, and generates a difference image capable of predicting another actual image using one actual image, thereby effectively reducing an amount of data before encoding the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Young Lee, Il Soon Lim, Du-sik Park, Jaejoon Lee, Ho Cheon Wey, Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 8338864
    Abstract: A semiconductor device in a continuous diffusion region formed on a semiconductor substrate and having either a P-type or N-type polarity includes: a first transistor formed within the continuous diffusion region; a second transistor formed within the continuous diffusion region and in an area that is different from an area where the first transistor is formed; a third transistor formed within the continuous diffusion region and in an area between the first and second transistors, and having a gate electrode to which a fixed potential is applied; and a fourth transistor formed within the continuous diffusion region and in an area between the second and third transistors, and having a gate electrode to which a fixed potential is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Hiroshi Katakura
  • Patent number: 8338715
    Abstract: A printed circuit board provided with board electrodes, wherein each board electrode is provided with a board electrode base, for carrying by soldering a bottom electrode arranged at a bottom of an electronic device inside from outer edges of the electronic device, arranged inside from the outer edges of the electronic device and a projection projecting out from the board electrode base, narrower in width than the board electrode base, and connected to an interconnect of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Hirano, Mitsunori Abe
  • Patent number: 8340473
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of interpolating an image via a region division are provided. To improve an image quality artifact around an edge, the apparatus to interpolate the image may determine whether an inputted image corresponds to an edge after performing a thinning process with respect to a gradient value of the inputted image, and convert a resolution of the image using optimal location information via a region division and a pixel replacement according to an interpolation direction of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Il Soon Lim
  • Patent number: 8336343
    Abstract: An automatic washing machine includes a remaining water discharging passage to drain remaining water from a pump case by connecting a drain line with an inner part of the pump case. The washing machine includes a water tub; a pump case; a circulation pump coupled with the pump case that circulates washing water contained in the water tub; a drain line to drain the washing water contained in the water tub; and a remaining water discharge passage connecting an inner part of the pump case with the drain line to discharge water remaining in the pump case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Hwan Chung, Myung Sun Kang
  • Patent number: 8340426
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method for recognizing characters. The apparatus includes a display unit to display an image in which a region of interest or an error region is indicated, and a character recognition result, a region-of-interest setting unit to set the region of interest in the image displayed on the display unit, a recognition unit to perform character recognition on the region of interest or the error region and provide the character recognition result to the display unit, and an error correction unit to set the error region in the image displayed on the display region, perform image copying on the set error region according to a user input, and provide a handwriting input using the image copying to the recognition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-wan Eom, Jae-won Lee, Juno-eun Kim
  • Patent number: 8340413
    Abstract: A display device includes a scene conversion detecting module to detect whether a scene is converted in an input image, and a brightness compensating module to determine an image category of the input image when a scene conversion is generated in the input image, and compensating for the brightness of the input image by calculating a weighted mean value of a tone increase value corresponding to the determined image category and a tone increase value corresponding to an image category of a previous image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang-ho Cho, Seung-sin Lee, Du-sik Park
  • Patent number: 8339626
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an engine unit to execute an image forming job, a determination unit to repeatedly determine whether the image forming apparatus is in a standby state or not, based on whether the standby state to wait for execution of the image forming job is maintained for a predetermined time or not, and a controller to control the image forming apparatus to operate in a first power saving mode if it is determined that the image forming apparatus is in the standby state, wherein, in the first power saving mode, information stored in a volatile memory is copied to an internal memory and operation frequencies of a CPU, the volatile memory, and an intellectual property are lowered. Accordingly, power consumption in the standby state is reduced in a stepwise manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Man-suk Park, Kyu-sung Kim
  • Patent number: 8340001
    Abstract: A system for spatial division multiple access using a wireless repeater having a single transmitting/receiving antenna, includes: a base station that selectively transmits a plurality of data stream signals to the wireless repeater within an area through a multi-transmitting antenna for downlink; and at least one wireless repeater that forms a wireless repeater group within the base station area and repeats the data stream signals selectively transmitted from the base station to terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Young Seog Song, Dong Seung Kwon
  • Patent number: 8339489
    Abstract: An image photographing apparatus, method and medium that can enhance color reproducibility and sensitivity. The image photographing apparatus includes a filter unit having a first filter region to pass at least one band of an incident light signal corresponding to a complementary color of a first color, and a second filter region to pass all bands of the incident light signal, wherein the first filter region and the second filter region are each formed in one of two adjacent pixels, and an image sensor unit to sense an image from the incident light signal that passes through the filter unit, the image sensor unit including a plurality of photoelectric conversion layers each having a different spectral sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-Hee Choe, Chang-Yeong Kim, Seong-Deok Lee, Hyun-Chul Song
  • Patent number: 8341469
    Abstract: An FPGA configuration device comprises: a read operation control unit which performs control to read configuration data from a configured FPGA; and a configuration data transfer unit which transfers the configuration data read out of the FPGA to a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kenichi Miyama, Noboru Shimizu, Hiromitsu Yanaka, Toshihisa Kyouno, Nobuyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8340184
    Abstract: A prediction error generating unit generates a predictive vector from the motion vectors of a plurality of adjacent blocks, and obtains a difference from a target vector. A plurality of variable-length coding units respectively encode the output of the prediction error generating unit with different encoding methods. A determining unit estimates the accuracy of the predictive vector generated by the prediction error generating unit based on the degrees of non-uniformity of the motion vectors of the plurality of adjacent blocks. A selecting unit selects one of the encoding results obtained by the plurality of variable-length coding units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Akira Nakagawa, Taizo Anan, Eishi Morimatsu, Takashi Itoh
  • Patent number: 8340538
    Abstract: Provided is a method of controlling electric power of a coil which performs induction heating in an imaging apparatus. The method includes: detecting an input current of the coil; detecting a resonant current of the coil; calculating a difference between the detected resonant current and the detected input current; and controlling electric power supplied to the coil based on the difference. These operations are repeatedly performed whenever the detected input current is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: An-sik Jeong