Patents Represented by Law Firm Stevens, Davis, Miller & Mosher
  • Patent number: 7330781
    Abstract: A method to determine, and guide an aircraft on, an intermediate trajectory between a first trajectory, for low-altitude flight, and a second trajectory, from which a tactical landing is carried out, may include determining a point of transition which lies on the first trajectory. The point of transition represents the start of the intermediate trajectory and corresponds to the point where the aircraft must exit the first flight trajectory so as to reach an initial point of the second flight trajectory, under predetermined flight conditions. Upon determining the point of transition, the aircraft is guided along the intermediate trajectory interconnecting the point of transition and the initial point of the second trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Airbus France
    Inventors: Franck Artini, Edward Strongman
  • Patent number: 7330700
    Abstract: When a CQI that is based on CQI update cycle information and a CQI that is based on repetition count information have an overlapping transmission timing, CQI transmission timing controller 110 and CQI transmission timing priority determiner 120 transmit the CQI that is based on the CQI repetition count with priority. As a result, the receiving side is able to secure the combining count of the CQI and prevent deterioration in CQI error rate characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Aizawa
  • Patent number: 7330379
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device is provided which has a unit by which a fail bit map can be checked instantaneously over the entire address space. The semiconductor memory device is provided with a data logic forcefully controlling circuit 21 which forcefully controls the logic of write data into memory cells selected by using a specified address signal or of read data, a specified row forcefully controlling circuit 40 which forcefully makes the control of memory cells selected according to specified row addresses the control exercised during operation different from normal operation, or a specified column forcefully controlling circuit 50 which forcefully makes the control of memory cells selected according to specified column addresses the control exercised during operation different from normal operation. This forced fail operation mode is selectable aside from normal operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Motomochi, Marefusa Kurumada
  • Patent number: 7326239
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a structure of a prosthesis intended to be implanted in a human or animal passage, particularly an artery, to provide through-passage along said passage, said structure (2) comprising at least one mesh (4) which, at least in part, is approximately cylindrical and comprises at least one corrugated filament (F) forming approximately annular units (UA) linked together, at least some of the corrugations (ON) of said corrugated filament (F) of two respective adjacent units (UA) being linked to one another by linking means (5). According to the invention, at least some of said linking means (5) comprise links (6A, 6C) which are made as a rigid piece and which are provided with at least two loops joined together and, in the case of each of said links (6A, 6C), each of the two loops of the link (6A, 6C) entraps, with some clearance, one of the two corrugations (ON) which are to be linked together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Novatech SA
    Inventor: José Fedida
  • Patent number: 7328283
    Abstract: A header compression/decompression apparatus that improves the throughput of an overall multilayer protocol stack at a network node. In this apparatus, an encoding section 106 compresses multilayer header information included in a protocol data unit on a multilayer protocol stack 101. A session context ID manager 112 generates a session context ID 401 which is formed by integrating information on compression of multilayer header information by the encoding section 106 and, for example, information for identifying a scheme for compressing multilayer header information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pek-Yew Tan, Chan-Wah Ng, Wei-Lih Lim, Toyoki Ue
  • Patent number: 7326040
    Abstract: Plant for manufacturing latex foam layer of unlimited length and having lower and upper recesses. A plurality of laying planes provided with lower protuberances proceeds between an injection station and a layer removing station. Foam provided with lower recesses is directed towards a vulcanizer between the injecting station and the removing station. A plurality of upper plates, each provided with protuberances, is lowered, one by one, on the foam layer to impress upper recesses before the foam layer enters the vulcanizer. The plates, placed on the foam layer, have their ends shaped to avoid any penetration of steam condensation drops. Upper plates release their weight to fixed supports of the planes to which they are bound until they leave the vulcanizer. The return of the plates from the extraction station towards the new cycle of moulding is independent of the operating system of the planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Sapsa Bedding S.R.L.
    Inventors: Guido Levera, Pasquale De Michele
  • Patent number: 7323068
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high damage tolerant Al—Cu alloy of the AA2000 series having a high toughness and an improved fatigue crack growth resistance, including the following composition (in weight percent) Cu 3.8-4.7, Mg 1.0-1.6, Zr 0.06-0.18, Cr<0.15, Mn>0-0.50 , Fe?0.15, Si?0.15, and Mn-containing dispersoids, the balance essentially aluminum and incidental elements and impurities, wherein the Mn-containing dispersoids are at least partially replaced by Zr-containing dispersoids. There is also disclosed a method for producing a rolled high damage tolerant Al—Cu alloy product having a high toughness and an improved fatigue crack growth resistance, and applications of that product as a structural member of an aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Aleris Aluminum Koblenz GmbH
    Inventors: Rinze Benedictus, Christian Joachim Keidel, Alfred Ludwig Heinz, Alfred Johann Peter Haszler
  • Patent number: 7324481
    Abstract: A radio transmitting apparatus that has a plurality of antennas and changes the number of modulated signals transmitted simultaneously according to the propagation environment and so forth. A transmission power changing section 12 of a radio transmitting apparatus of the present invention adjusts the pilot symbol signal level so as to match the data symbol composite signal level according to the number of transmit modulated signals set by a modulated signal number setting section 11. By this means, the operating range of received pilot symbols and the operating range of received data symbols become approximately the same on the receiving side, enabling pilot symbol quantization error to be reduced. As a result, the precision of radio wave propagation environment estimation, time synchronization, and frequency offset estimation using pilot symbols improves, and consequently data reception quality improves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Kobayashi, Yutaka Murakami, Masayuki Orihashi
  • Patent number: 7322177
    Abstract: A machine for removing articles strewn on a tract of ground generally consisting of a wheel unit; a support frame mounted on the wheel unit, having device for advancing the machine along the tract of ground; an endless conveyor mounted on the support frame, having device to gather articles deposited on the tract of ground and a flight extending from a front end disposed adjacent ground level, upwardly and rearwardly to an elevated rear end; a receptacle mountable on the support frame, positioned to receive articles gathered by the gathering device, carried upwardly and rearwardly on the conveyor and discharged therein; a moldboard disposed forwardly of a lower front end of the conveyor, pivotally connected to the support frame; and device for driving the conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Rockland, Inc.
    Inventor: William F. Geraghty
  • Patent number: 7323229
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating a substrate with a layer of a material, such as a metal, in which a quantity of electrically conductive material is vaporized in a space with a low background pressure and energy is supplied to the material which is to be vaporized in order to vaporize this material. According to the invention, the material which is to be vaporized, while it is being vaporized, is kept floating, without support, in the space and is enclosed in an alternating electromagnetic field, the alternating electromagnetic field being generated with the aid of a high-frequency alternating current. The invention also relates to a device for coating a substrate and to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Corus Technology BV
    Inventors: Johannes Alphonsus Franciscus Schade Van Westrum, Gerardus Gleijm
  • Patent number: 7324494
    Abstract: A spreading code determining section (107) determines which spreading code is multiplexed in a received signal that has been received by an antenna (101) and has gone through a radio receiver (102), a correlation processing section (103), a delay profile generator (104), a midamble shift determining section (105), and a path selector (106). When determining that it is during DTX, from the output of the spreading code determining section (107), a DTX determining section (110) reports this to the radio receiver (102), the path selector (106), a JD operation section (108), and a despreading/RAKE-combination section (109) to make them stop processing. Thus, despreading, RAKE combination, and JD demodulation of the received signal are suspended during DTX, so that power consumption can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Hideyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7324866
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device is provided in which it is possible to perform process control taking account of wafer information and to deal with the process control in which a recipe is change from one wafer to another. The method comprises steps of inserting a process control system into the path of a network where a manufacturing execution system (MES) and a manufacturing apparatus are connected with each other by using a LAN, obtaining a process result on the lot of the wafers at a previous step through the use of the process control system to rewrite the process recipe, and transmitting the rewritten process recipe from the process control system to the manufacturing apparatus. Since the method includes the step of obtaining the process result on the lot effected at the previous step as wafer information, it is possible to calculate a control parameter taking account of the state of the wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Shinichi Imai
  • Patent number: 7321822
    Abstract: Alternating torque {tilde over (M)}kv(?) or the mean indicated pressure Pml is to be determined from the angular velocity ? from the engine speed, for engine management, for example. Charge pressure compensation (5) must be effected in order for a usable result to be obtained. By preference sensor wheel error compensation (2) and inertial force compensation (4) are also effected. The mean indicated pressure Pml is obtained from the alternating torque {tilde over (M)}v(?) in a characteristic diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Schmidt, Winfried Schultalbers, Henning Rasche, Hermann Fehrenbach, Kurt Bluhm, Carsten Hohmann
  • Patent number: 7321589
    Abstract: The invention relates to method and apparatus for reconfiguring a MAC entity of a MAC layer of the apparatus receiving protocol data units from a mobile terminal via on uplink upon reconfiguration of the uplink channel. Further, the invention relates to methods and mobile terminals for triggering the transmission of a status report from an RLC entity configured for an uplink channel of a network element in a radio access network, as well as a method and terminal for configuring the MAC layer of the mobile terminal. In order to enable an efficient and fast generation of RLC status reports after an uplink channel reconfiguration the invention suggests new mechanisms to trigger the transmission of status reports upon uplink reconfiguration as well a new operation and configuration of radio access network elements and UEs upon uplink channel reconfiguration, in particular a transmission time interval (TTI) reconfiguration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joachim Lohr, Dragan Petrovic, Eiko Seidel
  • Patent number: 7320561
    Abstract: A bulk material handling system generally consisting of means for holding the material; means for conveying the material including a first conduit formed of a permeable material having an inlet communicating with an outlet of the material holding means and an outlet, a second conduit formed of an impermeable material encompassing and spaced from the first conduit, providing a chamber therebetween, and an auger disposed in the first conduit for transporting material received through the inlet to the outlet thereof; means for rotatably driving the auger; and means for supplying a fluidizing gas under pressure to the chamber between the first and second conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: The Young Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard W. Ambs
  • Patent number: 7321223
    Abstract: In a switching power supply apparatus, the change in the voltage VOUT at the OUT terminal is transmitted to a V-I conversion circuit via an error amplification circuit and to an I-V conversion circuit, whereby the output voltage signal VL of the I-V conversion circuit is changed. The peak value of the drain current of a switching device changes since VL is used as the reference voltage of an overcurrent detection circuit. VL is transmitted to an intermittent oscillation control circuit having a hysteresis characteristic, and the switching device is subjected to intermittent oscillation. In the switching power supply apparatus, further reduction in power consumption can be attained during standby, particularly in a no-load condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Hachiya
  • Patent number: 7320139
    Abstract: This system for executing a program to which access by a user is controlled by credentials includes a terminal (T), first memory means (F) associated with said program for storing at least first credentials specific to said user, access control means for authorizing access to said program in response to a match between said first credentials and second credentials applied via said terminal, and a security device (PSD) personal to said user, associated with said terminal and including second memory means (M) for secure storage of said second credentials. The terminal (T) includes at least some of credentials management means (CMP) including means for reading said second credentials and transmitting them to said access control means in response to presentation of a request to access said program, and credentials updating; means for selectively commanding the generation and loading into said first and second memory means (F, M) of new credentials replacing the credentials previously stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Activcard
    Inventor: Yves Audebert
  • Patent number: 7319384
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a transmission signal generation section 1, a transmission signal control section 2, a transmission section 3, a leakage electric power detection section 4, and an electric power control judgment section 5. The transmission signal generation section 1 generates a transmission signal for carrying out transmission using a plurality of sub-carriers, under control of the transmission signal control section 2, and has a transmission electric power control function with respect to each sub-carrier. The leakage electric power detection section 4 detects electric power which is leaked from a transmission line 9 among transmission electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Wakisaka, Yuji Igata, Kazuaki Kusune, Akihiro Yamashita, Fumio Ichihara
  • Patent number: RE40017
    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 aberations have respectivley 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: October 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyasu Miyagawa, Yasuhiro Gotoh
  • Patent number: D561236
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: The Kun Shoulder Rest, Inc.
    Inventors: Rod Muir, Jason Busschaert, Mark Edey, Derek Kirkland