Patents Represented by Attorney Turocy & Watson, LLP
  • Patent number: 8352671
    Abstract: A memory system is provided. The system includes a controller that regulates read and write access to one or more FLASH memory devices that are employed for random access memory applications. A buffer component operates in conjunction with the controller to regulate read and write access to the one or more FLASH devices. Wear leveling components along with read and write processing components are provided to facilitate efficient operations of the FLASH memory devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Spansion LLC
    Inventor: Tzungren Allan Tzeng
  • Patent number: 8351694
    Abstract: The invention facilitates adaptive compression of multi-level images, such as captured digital images of a whiteboard, etc., encoding a bitstream comprising a color image component and a black-and-white image component. Either or both of a color and a black-and-white image can be output to a user based on user desires, receiving device capabilities, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Neiversan Networks Co. LLC
    Inventors: Henrique S. Malvar, Erin L Renshaw
  • Patent number: 8351444
    Abstract: Communication environment switchover may be provided. A received signal strength level may be determined corresponding to a signal sent from a first device and received at a second device. The received signal strength level may be measured at the second device. In addition, the first device may be re-provisioned. For example, the first device may be re-provisioned to communicate in a second environment if the first device is provisioned to communicate in a first environment and if the received signal strength level is greater than a first threshold value. Furthermore, the first device to be re-provisioned to communicate in the first environment if the first device is provisioned to communicate in the second environment and if the received signal strength level is less than a second threshold value. The second threshold value may be less than the first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John Alson Hicks, III, James A. Worsham, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8352481
    Abstract: A receiving unit receives a processing request from a client, requesting acquisition of data including a plurality of elements from a database. An acquiring unit acquires first data and data structure information from the database in response to the first processing request. A generating unit replaces a first element with a first identifier and generates a second data including the first identifier and the second elements. A transmitting unit transmits the second data to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Masakazu Hattori
  • Patent number: 8352905
    Abstract: A control system development platform is provided. The platform includes a shell component adapted to support development of a control systems application. An abstract model is associated with the shell component to facilitate development of the control systems applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Julien Chouinard, Gilles Brunet, Denis Lavallee, Chan-Dara Trang, Jean-Francois Laliberte, Frédéric Darveau, Olivier Larouche
  • Patent number: 8348163
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a first conductive plate, a second conductive plate, arranged in parallel with the first conductive plate, which has at least one slot formed thereon, a power feeding element located between the first and second conductive plates to feed power to the first conductive plate, and a shutter configured to be movable to close/open the slot of the second conductive plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sadatoshi Oishi
  • Patent number: 8350285
    Abstract: A semiconductor light-emitting device of the invention includes: a semiconductor layer including a light-emitting layer and having a first major surface and a second major surface opposite to the first major surface; a phosphor layer facing to the first major surface; an interconnect layer provided on the second major surface side and including a conductor and an insulator; and a light-blocking member provided on a side surface of the semiconductor layer and being opaque to light emitted from the light-emitting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Sugizaki, Akihiro Kojima, Susumu Obata
  • Patent number: 8347973
    Abstract: A method of recovering petroleum from dormant oil wells or increasing the production of oil wells. An alkali metal or alkaline earth metal carbonate is introduced into a water layer associated with a subterranean petroleum reservoir and/or an explosive composition is introduced into an oil layer associated with a subterranean petroleum reservoir. CO2 gas is produced by reacting the alkali metal or alkaline earth metal carbonate with an acid and/or by detonating the explosive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: James K. and Mary A. Sanders Family L.L.C.
    Inventors: James Kenneth Sanders, Duck Joo Yang
  • Patent number: 8349718
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a silicide layer is formed after the fabrication of a functional gate electrode using a gate-last scheme. An initial semiconductor structure has at least one impurity regions formed on a semiconductor substrate, a sacrifice film formed over the impurity region, an isolation layer formed over the sacrifice film and a dielectric layer formed over the isolation film. A via is patterned into the dielectric layer of the initial semiconductor structure and through the thickness of the isolation layer such that a contact opening is formed in the isolation layer. The sacrifice film underlying the isolation layer is then removed leaving a void space underlying the isolation layer. Then, a metal silicide precursor is placed within the void space, and the metal silicide precursor is converted to a silicide layer through an annealing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Uozumi
  • Patent number: 8347169
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for creating codewords using common partial parity products. The method initially accepts an algorithm for creating p indexed parity bit positions, where the parity bit for each position is calculated from mathematical operations performed on bits from n indexed user word positions. A first group of parity bit positions is found, where the parity bit for each position in the first group is calculated using at least a first number of common mathematical operations. A second group of parity bit positions is found, where the parity bit for each position in the second group is calculated using at least a second number of common mathematical operations. The common mathematical operations are subtracted from the first and second group of parity bit position calculations, so that unique mathematical operations can be found, associated with each parity bit position calculation in the first and second group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
    Inventor: Omer Acikel
  • Patent number: 8342392
    Abstract: A system for providing secure document distribution is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Overtouch Remote L.L.C.
    Inventor: Han Kiliccote
  • Patent number: 8342401
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a code reading apparatus includes an image capturing section configured to capture an image picked up by an image pickup section; a code reading section configured to detect a code symbol included in the captured image and read code information corresponding to the code symbol; an image comparing section configured to compare, if the code information read this time and code information read before this time and most recently are the same, images related to the reading of the pieces of code information; and an output section configured to output the read code information and, if the images are similar as a result of the comparison of the images, regard the code information read this time as code information read twice and suppress output of the code information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiichi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8345279
    Abstract: Information stored in a corporate database is monitored and used to determine when certain business-related events have occurred. Event information is transmitted over the Internet to a print production facility, where it is used to fire one or more event rules, which in turn automatically generate print requisitions or print production orders. In one variation, print requisitions are routed through an existing and commercially available procurement system before a print production order is generated. The system can monitor and handle events from multiple corporations, each having its own business-related event rules, and each potentially having its own procurement approval system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Tijemiksho Data, LLC
    Inventors: Cory Klatt, Brent Krum
  • Patent number: 8345255
    Abstract: A system (and corresponding methodology) for testing, evaluating and diagnosing quality of solar concentrator optics is provided. The innovation discloses mechanisms for evaluating the performance and quality of a solar collector via emission of modulated laser radiation upon (or near) a position of photovoltaic (PV) cells. The innovation discloses positioning two receivers at two distances from the source (e.g., solar collector or dish). These receivers are employed to collect modulated light which can be compared to standards or other thresholds thereby diagnosing quality of the collectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: MH Solar Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: James Thomas Zalusky
  • Patent number: 8344856
    Abstract: A position detecting system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a moving machine capable of moving along a predetermined path, plural storage media configured to store position information and arranged in parallel along the path, and a reading unit provided on the moving machine side and configured to read the position information of the storage media arranged in a reading range corresponding to the reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keisuke Noda
  • Patent number: 8345087
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) display apparatus includes an image generation subsystem (IGS) for generating at least one two-dimensional (2D) image and providing filtered rays derived from the at least one 2D image to an optical element for modulating the filtered rays and producing a 3D image, wherein the filtered rays comprise limited overlap of pixel information. A method and a computer program product for generating 3D images are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Parellel Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Oliver S. Cossairt
  • Patent number: 8346066
    Abstract: An image pick-up apparatus is provided, which is provided with a recording medium, a image processing unit, a display, and a controlling unit. The recording medium stores plural continuous image frames of one scene. The image processing unit adds and combines a predetermined number of image frames among the plural image frames stored in the recording medium to successively produce image frames H for reproduction. The display switches the image frames for reproduction at a reproducing frame rate to reproduce a moving image. The controlling unit sets the number of image frames to be added and combined by the image processing unit in accordance with a reproducing speed of the moving image, whereby the moving image is reproduced with noises reduced at various reproducing speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kimiyasu Mizuno, Jun Muraki, Koki Dobashi
  • Patent number: 8347264
    Abstract: An automation collaborative framework (ACF) is provided. The ACF includes an abstract automated model (AAM) that defines a generic data management scheme. The AAM is extended so as to define an extended data management scheme according to control solutions received from a user. A concrete automation model (CAM) then implements a concrete data management scheme, in which the concrete data management scheme is derived as a function of the generic data management scheme and the extended data management scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ICS Triplex Isagraf Inc.
    Inventors: Julien Chouinard, Gilles Brunet, Denis Lavallee, Chan-Dara Trang, Jean-Francois Laliberte, Frédéric Darveau, Olivier Larouche
  • Patent number: 8338174
    Abstract: A material for ameliorating skin tissue provided by the invention comprises, as a main component, a culture obtained by culturing cells or tissue fragments derived from human or other mammalian alveolar mucosa. Typically, 50% or more of the cells contained in the culture are fibroblasts, and having a high growth rate and a high productivity in vascular endothelial cell growth factor (VEDF) and/or keratinocyte growth factor (KGF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: National University Corporation Nagoya University
    Inventors: Katsumi Ebisawa, Ryuji Kato, Hideaki Kagami, Minoru Ueda
  • Patent number: 8338918
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, includes: preparing a semiconductor substrate with a first notch; preparing a supporting substrate with a second notch; laminating the semiconductor substrate with the supporting substrate so that the first notch can be matched with the second notch; and processing a second main surface of the semiconductor substrate opposite to a first main surface thereof facing to the supporting substrate to reduce a thickness of the semiconductor substrate to a predetermined thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masahiro Sekiguchi, Eiji Takano, Tatsuhiko Shirakawa, Kenichiro Hagiwara, Masayuki Dohi, Susumu Harada