Patents Represented by Law Firm Stevens, Davis, Miller & Mosher
  • Patent number: 7415000
    Abstract: In base station 100, TA control amount calculating section 106 calculates a time alignment control amount based on a signal received from communication terminal station 150. Then, TA control amount rounding section 107 performs rounding on the time alignment control amount to obtain a time aliment control amount of the predetermined number of significant digits and a rounding error amount. Reception timing correcting section 109 corrects the reception timing detected in reception timing detecting section 103, using the rounding error amount. Receiving section 104 obtains demodulated data from a received signal at the corrected reception timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kimihiko Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 7406036
    Abstract: A radio communication apparatus, base station apparatus and communication terminal apparatus capable of predicting an accurate transmission rate before starting data communications to know download time and the like. In the apparatus, a packet CH demodulation section (103) demodulates received packet data. A pilot CH demodulation section (104) demodulates a received signal of a pilot channel. A reception state measuring section (105) measures the SIR from the received signal of the pilot channel. A transmission rate candidate selecting section (106) stores a calculation expression that associates CQI with SIR, and selects CQI by the calculation expression using the measured SIR. A transmission rate predicting section (108) averages selected CQI for a predetermined time to output a transmission rate prediction value. A transmission rate prediction control section (110) outputs information of the transmission rate prediction value to a display section (111) when detecting a key input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Imaizumi, Kazuyuki Miya
  • Patent number: 7404400
    Abstract: A spacer device for an inhaler is made of a non-metallic antistatic material, preferably polyamide. The device may comprise two frustoconical members joined at their wider ends, with an inlet and outlet at, respectively, the two narrower ends. A measured dose of medicament is injected through the inlet, and then inhaled from the chamber through the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Cipla Limited
    Inventors: Amar Lulla, Xerxes Rao
  • Patent number: 7362142
    Abstract: A current source apparatus includes a first MOS transistor having a drain serving as current input terminals with the gate connected to the drain, a first switch connected to the source of the first MOS transistor, a second MOS transistor having a drain serving as a current output terminal, a second switch connected to the source of the second MOS transistor, a third switch having one end connected to the gate of the first MOS transistor, and the other end connected to the gate of the second MOS transistor, and a drive circuit which controls the second switch and the third switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Ozasa, Manabu Ohkubo
  • Patent number: 7363486
    Abstract: A method and system for authenticating an end user to one or more remote computer systems using a communications pipe to send authentication codes from a personal security device to one or more remote computer systems and limiting authentication transactions to a secure hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Activcard
    Inventors: Yves Louis Gabriel Audebert, Olivier Clemot
  • Patent number: 7362172
    Abstract: Low distortion is implemented even in a high input level, and a smooth change in gain is maintained. A first amplifier (10) with high gain and low noise that can be gain-controlled by a first gain control signal, and a second amplifier (20) with low gain and low distortion that can be gain-controlled by a second gain control signal are provided, and a third amplifier (30) is further coupled with an outputs of the first and the second amplifiers (10, 20). An input terminal of the first amplifier (10) and an input terminal of the second amplifier (20) are coupled with each other, and an output terminal of the first amplifier (10) and an output terminal of the second amplifier (20) are coupled with each other. The output of the first amplifier (10) is then turned on or off by a mode switching signal. A change in gain resulting from turning on and off the first amplifier (10) is corrected by the third amplifier (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Takatoshi Tanaka, Takuo Hino
  • Patent number: 7355954
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a laser module in which the position and the posture of a laser beam source can be adjusted even in a small space so that an optical intensity necessary for recording and reproducing information can be ensured and the laser module is seldom affected by an ambient temperature. It is another object of the present invention to provide an optical pickup device, an optical disk device, a focus error detection method and a tracking error detection method. The laser beam source adjustment member 55 and the laser beam source shift member 56 are attached to the laser beam source 52 so that the lead 51 can penetrate them. Further, FPC 57 is fixed to the lead 51 being soldered. The laser beam source 52 and the laser beam source adjustment member 55 are fixed between the holding plate 54 and the laser beam source shift member 56 being pushed by the pushing spring 53.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Haruguchi, Junichi Mutoh, Susumu Uragami, Masaharu Fukakusa
  • Patent number: 7351840
    Abstract: A pharmaceutically acceptable salt of perindopril of formula (I) is made from a protected precursor compound of formula (II) wherein R represents a carboxyl protecting group, which process comprises subjecting a compound of formula (II) to deprotection of the carboxylic group COOR attached to the heterocyclic ring so as to yield the corresponding free acid, which deprotection is carried out in the presence of a base which forms a pharmaceutically acceptable salt with the free acid formed by the deprotection
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Cipla Limited
    Inventors: Dharmaraj Ramachandra Rao, Rajendra Narayanrao Kankan
  • Patent number: 7350106
    Abstract: A device for aiding the location of a failure within a complex system may include a database that stores diagnostic aid rules; a detector that detects a failure, if any, of the complex system and provides, upon a failure, information relating to the origin of this failure; and a central unit that determines, for any failure detected, on the basis of the diagnostic aid rules and the failure origination information, the element or elements of the complex system that may have caused the failure. Additionally, the central unit determines the corresponding probability that each element caused the failure for presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Eurocopter
    Inventor: Jean-Yves Longere
  • Patent number: 7349773
    Abstract: A device includes a first unit for defining a main trajectory, which is followed by the aircraft, and an optional trajectory which deviates from the main trajectory, which exhibits at least one common point shared with said main trajectory and which is able to be followed by the aircraft if the trajectory is activated. The device also includes a second unit for automatically determining a decision point which indicates the last position of the aircraft along the main trajectory, where the optional trajectory can still be activated so as to allow the aircraft to follow it. The device further includes a third unit for automatically presenting the decision point to a pilot of the aircraft, and an actuatable unit which allows a pilot to activate the optional trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Airbus France
    Inventor: Jérémy Berard
  • Patent number: 7349713
    Abstract: A type-2 hybrid ARQ data communication device having an improved quality of transmitted data while an increase of power consumption is avoided. The communication device transmits the same information bits (S) plural times (N times) and controls (changes) the transmission power of each transmission packet so that the sum of the transmission power needed for N transmissions of the same information bits may be constant, for example, the transmission power (b) of one packet of the information bits at each transmission may be one N-th (1/N) of the transmission power (a) of one normal packet (b=a/N).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co, Ltd
    Inventor: Kenichi Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 7347328
    Abstract: Collapsible container which includes a base member, collapsible side walls, which adjacent side walls are inter-connectable. The base member is provided with feet members, a circumambient edge and a mainly horizontal load surface. The load surface is provided with recesses extending downwards from the load surface, said recesses being arranged adjacent the edge. At least one side wall is provided with downwards extending protrusions, said protrusions being arranged to interact with said recesses. Said at least one side wall engages the base member through vertical motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Arca Systems AG
    Inventor: Peter Hartwall
  • Patent number: 7344624
    Abstract: A cathode plate and method for electro-refining or electro-winning of metal. The cathode includes a cathode blade and hanger bar. A quantity of electrically conductive material is wrapped around the hanger bar and along the cathode blade to a position, in use, proximate the level of electrolyte in the electrolytic bath. The provision of a deeper and preferably thicker coating of electrically conductive material, as compared with conventional cathode plates, reduces power consumption in the electrolytic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Mount Isa Mines Limited
    Inventors: Nigel James Aslin, Wayne Keith Webb, Reville Wayne Armstrong, Tim Robinson
  • Patent number: 7344085
    Abstract: Multilayer expansion card for connecting an apparatus or device to an electronic apparatus, particularly for association to a mother card of a Personal Computer. The card comprises a first part, intended principally for connection, having a thickness coherent with the requirements of size for connection to the standard slots of the mother card, and a second part, intended principally for the management of the card functions and for processing, and hence the electronics, having a greater thickness with respect to the first part in order to contain a correspondingly greater number of layers intended for the management of a high density of electronic-type signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Eurotech SpA
    Inventor: Mauro Rossi
  • Patent number: 7341289
    Abstract: This invention relates to an emergency unlocking system for a motor vehicle trunk (2), with a trunk lock (6) which comprises at least one lock latch (7) and an interacting locking part (8), with a catch means (14) which limits the trunk opening motion and which comprises a catch hook (15) which can be actuated from outside the trunk (2) and an interacting catch hook engagement element (16) for canceling the motion limitation, and with an emergency unlocking means (20) which is located in the trunk (2) and which acts to open the trunk lock (6) and to release the catch means (14) when actuated. In order to offer an increased safety standard with a simple structure and to meet safety stipulations with respect to the speed-dependent allowability of emergency unlocking, the actions applied by the emergency unlocking means (20) to the trunk lock (6) and the catch means (14) are decoupled from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Audi AG, Federal Republic of Germany
    Inventors: Werner Schretzlmeier, Marco Ikker, Sven Seidler, Ralf Monnig
  • Patent number: 7341096
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for processing a continuously cast metal slab or strip, in which the slab or strip is passed between a set of rotating rolls of a rolling mill stand in order to roll the slab or strip. According to the invention, the rolls of the rolling mill stand have different peripheral velocities, and the difference in peripheral velocity is at least 5% and at most 100%, and the thickness of the slab or strip is reduced by at most 15% for each pass. The invention also relates to metal plate or strip produced using this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Corus Technology BV
    Inventor: Menno Rutger Van Der Winden
  • Patent number: 7340327
    Abstract: The system includes a plurality of engines that generate a thrust of an aircraft, each of the engines controlled by a first controllable actuator. A plurality of brakes reduce the speed of the aircraft when it is taxiing, each of the brakes controlled by a second controllable actuator. A control unit generates a piloting setpoint that relates to the longitudinal behavior of the aircraft. A central processing unit automatically determines, from the piloting setpoint, a plurality of individual control commands that are applied automatically to the first and second actuators and used to satisfy the piloting setpoint and a usage objective for the actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Airbus France
    Inventors: Fabrice Villaume, Jean Duprez
  • Patent number: 7338011
    Abstract: A method for preventing vibration of a rudder of an aircraft may have, on a lateral aerodynamic surface of the aircraft's rudder, a protruding aerodynamic element capable of generating an aerodynamic effect tending to rotate the rudder about its articulation axis. An actuator of the rudder is controlled such that it counters the action of the protruding aerodynamic element and such that it imposes on the rudder a position of equilibrium in aerodynamic extension of the fixed vertical stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Airbus France
    Inventor: Bernard Pauly
  • Patent number: RE40229
    Abstract: An optical disc apparatus for recording, reproducing or erasing an information signal by converging a light flux onto a recording layer through a transparent substrate. The apparatus includes one or a plurality of optical heads having a plurality of objective lenses whose aberrations have respectively been corrected for a plurality of disc substrates of different thicknesses, a cartridge for enclosing the optical disc, a discrimination hole which is formed on the cartridge, and a sensor for detecting the opening/closing state of the discrimination hole and for generating a discrimination signal. In accordance with the result of the discrimination as to the thickness of the loaded optical disc, the objective lens, in which the occurrence of the aberration is smallest, is used, so that the information signal can preferably be recorded, reproduced or erased onto/from the optical discs having different substrate thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyasu Miyagawa, Yasuhiro Gotoh
  • Patent number: D573667
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Dolce & Gabbana S.r.L.
    Inventors: Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana