Patents Represented by Attorney Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • Patent number: 8328306
    Abstract: A liquid container, which is operable to supply a liquid to a liquid ejecting apparatus, includes: a liquid containing portion capable of containing the liquid; and a liquid supply portion one end of which is connected to the liquid containing portion and the other end of which includes an opening which opens outwardly, the liquid supply portion that allows the liquid to flow from the liquid containing portion to the ejecting apparatus, the liquid supply portion that includes a liquid detecting portion which is operable to detect an amount of the liquid in the liquid container and which includes; a liquid detection chamber that contains the liquid supplied from the liquid containing portion; and a sensor that is disposed in the liquid detection chamber and that outputs a detection signal which is used to detect the amount of the liquid in the liquid container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Iwamuro, Hitotoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 8327038
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and a method to connect at least two items of equipment, a first item of equipment having a first confidentiality level and a second item of equipment having a second confidentiality level, the two items of equipment in communication with equipment external to the system through the use of a protocol wherein the system includes at least: a medium allowing the transmission of data between the first and second items of equipment; an interface between the medium and the first item of equipment; an interface between the medium and the second item of equipment; first module to allow a first monodirectional adaptation of the protocol and to allow the transmission of data monodirectionally; and a second module to allow a second monodirectional adaptation of the protocol and to allow a reception of the data monodirectionally from the first module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Fabien Alcouffe, Eric Weber, Antoine Quentin
  • Patent number: 8322917
    Abstract: The operational reliability of a heat pipe 200 provided for carrying heat dissipated by an electronic component 101 to a heat exchanger 300 is tested by using the heat pipe in the reverse direction, by providing energy in the form of heat at the exchanger 300, and by measuring the propagation time ?P of the heat from the exchanger to the electronic component. Application to heat pipe tests in onboard computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Marc Gatti, Gerard Nemoz, Bruno Bellin, Christian Pitot
  • Patent number: 8316538
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for adapting an electronic component with leads that are not suited to surface mounting on an electrical circuit. The method includes a step of bending said leads. The bending step shapes the leads of said component so that they are suitable for mounting on the surface of the electrical circuit. In particular, the invention applies to electronic components such as radio frequency and microwave power transistors, marketed notably in a straight-lead version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Pierre Bertram, Olivier Ruffenach, Georges Peyresoubes
  • Patent number: 8321754
    Abstract: A method for transmitting multimedia data in an ad hoc network including receiving a packet on a radio interface, and if the node is not its destination, is copied into a local buffer Q while awaiting the verification of the packet, the packet is also uploaded to the top layers for on the one hand verification of its possible corruption and on the other hand optional storage in a local stack P of long duration with additional information about the data fragment. In the case where the transmission on the last hop before the current node has corrupted the packet, it is verified that the headers are intact so as to be able to route the packet appropriately, after having verified whether the stack P is present and whether it contains an intact version of the packet, in which case it is the intact payload which will be substituted for the erroneous payload in the buffer Q.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Catherine Lamy-Bergot, Fracchia Roberta
  • Patent number: 8317908
    Abstract: An air purifier has an air blower and a rotating brush, the brush having long flexible bristles made of a material that is capable of developing negative triboelectric charge. During a portion of the rotation cycle, the bristles move across a surface that can accumulate a positive charge. This causes the bristle to charge negatively. Air impurities are attracted to the negatively charged bristles and are discharged into a collecting bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kaz USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Fraden
  • Patent number: 8320277
    Abstract: Method and system for routing data streams in a meshed system, in which use is made of multitopology routers each provided with an intelligent module and wherein at least one step is implemented which takes account of the flow objectives associated with a data stream, the intelligent module associated with each multitopology router determines the proportion of resources reserved for the streams established for the various operational importances and a metric of links is calculated for each of the topologies, and each multitopology router driven by its intelligent module determines a routing table for each topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Roland Schutz, Michel Delattre
  • Patent number: 8320150
    Abstract: A structure and a method for backing up and restitution of data allowing management of a memory space. The backup and restitution structure includes a matrix of connectors distributed in line and in column, on said matrix. Each connector of one line is connected to its two adjacent connectors. Each connector of one column is connected to its two adjacent connectors. Each line of connectors is connected to a memory of the first-in, first-out type, by a connector situated at one end of the line. Each column of connectors is connected to an input and, or output port of a data stream of the structure by a connector situated at one end of the column. Each connector propagates a data stream. An embodiment is suitable for an onboard computing system including a component, associating a computing structure and a memory space produced for example on one electronic circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Frédéric Blanc, Raphaël David
  • Patent number: 8315935
    Abstract: A derivatives position tracking system that consists of a centralized trading engine with a trade history database capable of communication with a plurality of counterpart computers via a network to enable the execution of a derivatives transaction. The trading engine and counterpart computers enable the counterpart computers to initiate, unwind and assign requests. Upon execution of a tear-up or assignment, a record of such transaction is stored in the trade history database. Whether or not the tear-up or assignment is executed with the original counterpart, the original counterpart receives a notification of the tear-up/assignment and a new position with the counterpart is reflected in the position-tracking database. Additionally, a credit monitoring module can be used in connection with the derivatives position tracking system to enable the trading engine to alert counterparts when a derivatives transaction exceeds a pre-defined credit limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Tradeweb Markets, LLC
    Inventor: George Harrington
  • Patent number: 8305762
    Abstract: There is disclosed an apparatus of planar heat pipe for cooling, which may be embedded in a printed circuit board for cooling of heat-dissipating components. The apparatus includes two panels that are both metal clad on one side, at least one of the panels being grooved on its metal clad side, the panels being assembled by their metal clad sides to form a sealed cavity, the cavity being filled with a fluid, the fluid circulating by capillary action along the grooves towards zones exposed to heat where it vaporizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Thales Nederland B.V.
    Inventors: Wessel Willems Wits, Jan Hendrik Mannak, Rob Legtenberg
  • Patent number: 8304596
    Abstract: A fecal sample collecting device and method. The device of an embodiment includes a removable first layer, having primary and secondary apertures and a second layer having a releaseable adhesive on an inner surface that secures the first and second layers, a flap aligned with the primary aperture, and an integrally formed removable tab. The device also includes a sheet between the two layers. In a first configuration, the sheet is aligned with the primary aperture such that a sample is deposited thereon when the device is used to wipe one's anus, and the removable tab is aligned with the secondary aperture such that a second sample is deposited thereon. Subsequently, the first layer is discarded, thereby exposing the adhesive on the inner surface of the second layer. The device is placed in a second configuration by folding the inner surface upon itself. Thus, primary and secondary samples are enclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Immunostics, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent LaStella
  • Patent number: 8297739
    Abstract: A cartridge comprises an ink supply structure, a terminal bearing structure, and a first restriction portion. The terminal bearing structure has terminals arranged in a terminal plane which is neither parallel nor perpendicular to a plane defined by a mounting direction leading edge of the ink supply structure, so that the contact portions of the terminals receive a force in a direction opposite from the mounting direction. An engagement portion of the first restriction portion is provided at a position adjacent to the terminal bearing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kodama, Izumi Nozawa, Tadahiro Mizutani, Kazutoshi Matsuzaki, Kazumasa Harada, Satoshi Nakata, Hidetaka Kawata
  • Patent number: 8300502
    Abstract: The invention relates to an imaging method and system for providing acoustic images of a surface and more particularly, but not exclusively, to acoustic imaging of a surface within a confined space. Also described are an acoustic probe and a transmit/receive sensor array configuration to implement the imaging method and system. The probe has an array of acoustic transmitters arranged in juxtaposed or spaced relationship around at least a portion of the circumferential surface of the probe, and an array of acoustic receivers also disposed around at least a portion of its circumferential surface. A beam-former is used for focussing and steering the acoustic beams from the acoustic transmitter array onto portions of the structure to be examined and for focussing and steering the receive beams onto said surface portions, said beam-former adapted to cause the acoustic transmit beams to be focussed in a plane orthogonal to the plane used to focus the receive beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Thales Holdings UK PLC
    Inventor: Rob K. Yockney
  • Patent number: 8300708
    Abstract: A method allowing operating parameters, such as the compression ratio and/or the protection ratio for a multimedia data transmission channel to be determined, wherein it includes at least one step during which several values of sensitivity are determined for pairs of values fixed source bit-rate, desired compression ratio, a step where the different values obtained for an operating point of the fixed channel are compared with one another, and a step where the optimum sensitivity value is selected, the sensitivity value being defined taking the desired source bit-rate and the compression ratio into account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Catherine Lamy-Bergot, Cyril Bergeron
  • Patent number: 8301407
    Abstract: Solid-state gyrolaser having a device for stabilizing the intensities making it possible to maintain equilibrium of the two counter-propagating modes having at least a means for calculating a rotation measurement (?, I?) of the gyrolaser on the basis of the counter-propagating modes having a frequency difference (??mes) between them, by assuming that the frequency difference (??mes) between the two counter-propagating modes is induced only by the rotation of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: François Gutty, Schwartz Sylvain, Jean-Paul Pocholle, Gilles Feugnet
  • Patent number: 8297738
    Abstract: A cartridge comprises an ink supply structure, a terminal bearing structure, and a first restriction portion. The terminal bearing structure has terminals arranged in a terminal plane which is neither parallel nor perpendicular to a plane defined by a mounting direction leading edge of the ink supply structure, so that the contact portions of the terminals receive a force in a direction opposite from the mounting direction. An engagement portion of the first restriction portion is provided at a position adjacent to the terminal bearing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kodama, Izumi Nozawa, Tadahiro Mizutani, Kazutoshi Matsuzaki, Kazumasa Harada, Satoshi Nakata, Hidetaka Kawata
  • Patent number: 8297972
    Abstract: A combination retractor includes an operational unit, a neck region and a handle region. The operational unit further includes a tongue retractor and a flap retractor. The tongue retractor may be concave to provide for a natural area to encapsulate the tongue. The tongue and flap retractors may also be provided as part of a continuous planar extension of the operational unit or may be disposed on different planes. The flap retractor may be formed of a tapered extended edge or tab, which can be made in various lengths and include a beveled edge. A suction mechanism may be added for eliminating fluids. The neck region may contain an S-shaped bend or lateral bends for better operative functionality and ergonomics. The proximal end of the handle region, opposite the operational unit, may further include any useful apparatus, such as a periosteal elevator or periosteal retractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Manuel Barry Gordon
    Inventors: Manuel Barry Gordon, Matthew Gordon
  • Patent number: 8288987
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for recharging a battery of a portable ionizing-radiation sensor resting on a recharging base. The sensor includes, on one or more accessible faces, a plurality of electrical-contact areas connected to the battery that powers the sensor. The recharging base comprises a device for mobilizing one or more mobile contacts. The mobile contacts are connected to a power source. The mobile contacts mechanically enter the body (i.e., housing) of the recharging base and mechanically protrude from the body of the recharging base through one or more openings made in the body of the recharging base. The mobile contacts are electrically in contact with the plurality of electrical-contact areas of the sensor if one or more of the plurality of electrical-contact areas are positioned facing the openings when the mobile contacts protrude from the recharging base. An embodiment of the invention may be used for X-ray or Gamma-ray medical imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Trixell S.A.S.
    Inventors: Thibaut Wirth, Nicolas Demartinecourt, Robert Neyret
  • Patent number: 8291154
    Abstract: The memory device electrically connectable to a host circuit includes a nonvolatile data memory section, a data reception section, a determination section, and a data transmission section. The data reception section receives, from the host circuit, data including first data to be written into a memory array, and second data generated from the first data. The determination section determines the consistency the first data and the second data. The data transmission section transmits the result of the determination to the host circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi
  • Patent number: 8289788
    Abstract: The control section performs a write operation, in synchronism with a clock signal, for transferring write data to one of the plurality of memory devices, utilizing: (i) an identification information transmission period during which the control section sends the identification information of a single memory device to all of the plurality of memory devices through the data line to select the single memory device; (ii) a write data transmission period during which the control section sends a single set of write data having a prescribed size to the selected single memory device; and (iii) a response period during which the selected single memory device responds to the control section with a response signal indicating presence or absence of communication error in relation to the received set of write data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi