Patents Represented by Attorney Stites & Harbison PLLC
  • Patent number: 8352720
    Abstract: In a computer system in which a server has, in addition to a disk used for booting, an operation transfer destination disk that has the same content as the boot disk, a method for changing the disk used by the server or another server in the computer system for booting to the operation transfer destination disk is realized by changing the content of the operation transfer destination disk to enable the OS and applications installed in the operation transfer destination disk to be booted from the destination disk and by changing the setting of a boot program of the server to enable booting from the operation transfer destination disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Hatasaki, Takao Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8350819
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for determining touch points on a touch panel and a system thereof. The method includes the following steps: sampling, calculating a difference, comparing the difference, sampling a determinative area, and calculating a barycenter. The barycenter position from the said steps is a touch point position. The present invention can overcome the problem of the ghost point in traditional touch panels and also be applicable for touch panels of various types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Alcor Micro Corp.
    Inventors: Chi-Tung Chang, Chuen-Heng Wang
  • Patent number: 8348178
    Abstract: Spraying installation (1) on a chassis (2) of a truck (3), comprising a spraying nozzle (4) at the free end of a telescopic arm (5) attached to the chassis (2) via elevation means, characterized by the telescopic arm (5) being supported in a first position (A) oriented along the length of the truck (3) and above the top of the truck, wherein the telescopic arm (5) is stowed in a horizontal transport position, and supported in at least one other, active position (B, C), whereby the telescopic arm stays in a horizontal position during the movement between said positions (A and B, C) in a space confined between the vertical planes of the two sides of the truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Vestergaard Company A/S
    Inventors: Elo Svanebjerg, Martin Hoejholm Jakobsen
  • Patent number: 8350640
    Abstract: A transceiver module for a satellite antenna comprises a base and a cover. The base includes a transducer extending between a first end plate and a second end plate in a first direction, a first filter portion including a number or first grooves extending in the first direction and arranged along a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, and a waveguide to guide signals toward a third end plate. The cover serves as a second filter portion for the transceiver module and includes a number of second grooves arranged along the second direction. The base includes the transducer, the first filter portion and the waveguide as an integral member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Azure Shine International Inc.
    Inventor: Wen-Chao Shen
  • Patent number: 8349790
    Abstract: Compounds of general formula (I) below: in which R is a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, a CH2OH group, an ester group, preferably COOEt, or a methylene group, and in which not more than one of the four dashed lines represents a carbon-carbon double bond, and also their enantiomers and their diastereoisomers, a process for preparing them, and their use as an odorant agent in perfuming compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: V. Mane Fils
    Inventors: Jean Mane, Jean-Claude Clinet
  • Patent number: 8345531
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for selecting a transmission technology (MIMO or non MIMO) for a HSDPA connection established between a RNC and a UE depending on the mobility of said UE, measured at the RNC as variations of the position of the UE. Then, if the connection is established with HSDPA MIMO technology and the position variations exceed a first pre-defined threshold, the connection is switched to HSPDA non MIMO technology. Also, if the connection is established with HSPDA non MIMO technology and the position variations are below a second pre-defined threshold, the connection is switched to HSPDA MIMO technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Vodafone Group PLC
    Inventors: Andrea De Pasquale, Kyriakos Exadaktylos, Esperanza Alcazar Viguera, Maria Diaz Mateos, Beatriz Garriga Muñiz, Francisco Javier Dominguez Romero, Brendan McWilliams, Julio Urbano Ruiz, Clara Serrano Solsona, Javier López Roman, Aitor García Viñas, Santiago Tenorio Sanz, Yannick Le Pezennec
  • Patent number: 8342338
    Abstract: A separator 2 for separating solids, such as grit, from an influent, such as water, the tray assembly 4 comprising a plurality of nested tray units 14 which are spaced apart from one another along a vertical separator axis 16. Each tray unit 14 comprises a substantially conical tray 18, an aperture 20 in the apex of the tray 18, and a means for restricting flow through the respective aperture 20, such as a baffle 22 disposed at or adjacent the aperture 20. In use, grit is separated from water circulating among the trays 18 and falls through successive apertures 20 in each of the trays to exit through the bottom of the tray assembly 4. The baffles 22 restrict upward flow through the apertures 20 in the trays 18 thereby reducing agitation of the grit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hydro International plc
    Inventors: Robert Yaw Gyamfi Andoh, Jeremy Fink, Michael Guy Faram, Paul Stephen Barter
  • Patent number: 8343616
    Abstract: The coating agent of the invention is a coating agent to be used between conductor members, comprising a thermosetting resin, a white pigment, a curing agent and a curing catalyst, the coating agent to be used between conductor members having a white pigment content of 10-85 vol % based on the total solid volume of the coating agent, and a whiteness of at least 75 when the cured product of the coating agent has been allowed to stand at 200° C. for 24 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Urasaki, Hayato Kotani
  • Patent number: 8345428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to units or modules for data acquisition that may either be used as stand alone units or be used to form a modular system where a plurality of modules are mounted together in a frame or rack structure as well as combinations of such stand-alone units and frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S
    Inventors: Carl Nielsen, Lars Kroman, Aage Vastrup, Halge Larsen, Carsten Hansen, Lars Thestrup
  • Patent number: 8343242
    Abstract: A method of controlling an apparatus for generating electric power and apparatus for use in said method, the apparatus comprising a gasifier for biomass material, such as waste, wood chips, straw, etc., said gasifier being of the shaft and updraft fixed bed type, which from the top is charged with the raw material for gasification and into the bottom of which gasifying agent is introduced, and a gas engine driving an electrical generator for producing electrical power, said gas engine being driven by the fuel gas from the gasifier. By supplying the produced fuel gas directly from the gasifier to the gas engine and controlling the production of the fuel gas in the gasifier in order to maintain a constant electrical output power, the necessity of using a gas holder between the gasifier and the gas engine is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S
    Inventors: Claus Geest, Bjørn Teislev
  • Patent number: 8344588
    Abstract: A multidomain plate acoustic wave device is provided having one or more single piezoelectric crystalline plates with differently polarized ferroelectric domains, where the domains have diverse directions of their axes of polarization. The device may consist of a multidomain plate acoustic wave transducer, a multidomain plate acoustic wave delay line, a multidomain plate acoustic wave rf filter, and any combination thereof. The differently polarized ferroelectric domains may comprise a collection of inversely or differently poled ferroelectric domains within a single piezoelectric medium. The medium may be any crystalline or ceramic plate with non-zero piezoelectric properties, in which the domains are created and embedded. In varying embodiments, the device includes electrodes oriented to generate an external rf field in various, respective directions, including in a direction normal to a basal plane of the device, or in a direction parallel to a length or a width of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: University of Mississippi
    Inventors: Igor Ostrovskii, Andriy Nadtochiy
  • Patent number: 8344613
    Abstract: The invention provides an organic electroluminescence display device that makes it possible to obtain a highly reliable display. The organic electroluminescence display device has an organic electroluminescence element that includes a first layer (3) that contains a first substance that exhibits electron transport properties, and a second substance that exhibits electron-donating properties with respect to the first substance; a second layer (4) that is composed of a third substance that exhibits hole transport properties; a third layer (light-emitting layer (5) that contains a light-emitting substance; and a fourth layer (6) that is formed from a substance that exhibits electron transport properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Hitachi Displays Ltd., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8339921
    Abstract: An optical information recording/reproducing apparatus using holography comprises a signal generation unit that modulates input data, adds at least one control bit to each group of N bits, performs an NRZI-modulation on the modulated data, determines the at least one control bit such that a digital sum value of the NRZI-modulated data is 0, performs NRZI modulation on the data whose at least one control bit was determined, and rearranges the data to generate 2-dimensional data; a pickup that records the 2-dimensional data in a hologram disc and reproduces the 2-dimensional data from the hologram disc; and a signal processing unit that corrects the 2-dimensional data reproduced by the pickup, performs NRZI-modulation on the 2-dimensional data that has undergone a binarization operation, removes the at least one control bit added during the recording, and demodulates the data according to a modulation rule used during the recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yusuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8341347
    Abstract: A storage controller of the present invention enables a larger number of storage devices to be mounted while keeping the installation size small. A plurality of sub-storage units are disposed inside a high density-type storage unit. The respective sub-storage units comprise a plurality of hard disk drives, controller, memory, power supply device, and display part. The respective sub-storage units operate independently of one another. A controller creates a management table based on management data acquired from the respective sub-storage units. The user is notified when there is an error in the table contents. A display part lights up in accordance with an indication from a storage unit specification part, notifying the user of the location of the sub-storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Onabe, Koji Arai, Tetsuya Shirogane
  • Patent number: 8338168
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved chimeric glycoproteins (GPs) and improved lentiviral vectors pseudotyped with those glycoproteins. Also provided are methods and compositions for making such glycoproteins and vectors, and improved methods of in vitro and in vivo transduction of cells with such vectors. Improved chimeric GPs encode the extracellular and transmembrane domains of GALV or RD114 GPs fused to the cytoplasmic tail of MLV-A GP. Vectors pseudotyped with these GAL V/TR and RD 114/TR GP chimeras have significantly higher titers than vectors coated with the parental GPs. Additionally, RD114/TR-pseudotyped vectors are efficiently concentrated and are resistant to inactivation induced by the complement of both human and macaque sera. RD114 GP-pseudotyped lentiviral vectors have particular utility for in vivo gene transfer applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (INSERM), Institut Clayton de la Recherche
    Inventors: Didier Trono, Francois-Loic Cosset, Virginie Sandrin, Bertrand Boson, Didier Negre, Patrick Salmon
  • Patent number: D673041
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Grégory Antier, Michel Luzzato
  • Patent number: D673042
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Grégory Antier, Michel Luzzato
  • Patent number: D673043
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Grégory Antier, Michel Luzzato
  • Patent number: D673434
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apex Tool (HK) Limited Taiwan Branch
    Inventor: Jian Ren Wang
  • Patent number: D673852
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Christopher Wood, Michel Luzzato