Patents Examined by Marvin M. Lateef
  • Patent number: 7717705
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for supporting, stacking and transporting kiln run, in particular, when firing ceramic products, comprising an assembly from supports and support beams, in particular carrier beams, cross beams, large plates or similar, on which, in particular, one or several supports for placing kiln run are provided. The device comprises at least one substantially rectangular sleeve, in particular disposed on a kiln cart. In this sleeve a substantially rectangular support of the support assembly is disposed, wherein the sleeve has at least one adjustment means, which is supported in the sleeve, and which can be pressed against the support, wherein the sleeve additionally comprises at least one pressure means, formed from at least one elastic element, which is preloaded through the impact of the adjustment devices, so that it builds up reversal forces against the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Industriekeramik Rodental GmbH
    Inventor: Winkler Erhard
  • Patent number: 7707824
    Abstract: A method of regulating an amount of NH3 stored in a catalyst of an exhaust after-treatment system includes determining a mass of NH3 into the catalyst based on a dosing rate of a dosing agent that is injected into an exhaust stream upstream of the catalyst and determining a mass of NH3 out of the catalyst. An accumulated mass of NH3 within the catalyst is calculated based on the mass of NH3 into the catalyst and the mass of NH3 out of the catalyst. The dosing rate is regulated based on the accumulated mass of NH3 within the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles E. Solbrig
  • Patent number: 7707973
    Abstract: A handheld, hatchling holder not only simplifies manual examinations but also better protects the hatchling's welfare. The welfare concerns include not only bruising but also yolk-sac rupture. The handheld, hatchling holder has a cupped seat portion for cupping the ventral-end of a hatchling. The cupped seat portion is apertured, as with an opening. The hatchling is seated on the handheld, hatchling holder such that the cupped seat portion provides support to portions of the hatchling's perineal area that surrounds the alimentary vent (cloaca) as the alimentary vent is situated for exposure by the opening. The holder and opening facilitates not only welfare-friendly discharge of the meconium in the hatchling's alimentary vent through the opening but also welfare-friendly examination of the distended innards of the vent for markers of gender. The quality of the meconium discharge (or absence thereof) also facilitates determining whether the hatchling exceeds a hydration standard or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Ultra-Hatch, Inc.
    Inventor: L. Taizo Toelken
  • Patent number: 7690519
    Abstract: A product shelf unit specially adapted for yogurt cups and the like, includes a metal base bracket that attaches to a horizontal rectangular bar. A plastic tray is slidably received on the base bracket which has two elongated walls which slide within the hollow interior of elongated walls in the tray. The base bracket includes lateral projections that engage stop members in the tray which keep the tray in a rearward position. The front end of the tray is lifted up, allowing it to slide forwardly for restocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Display Specialties, Inc.
    Inventors: William Henry Kahl, Jeremy David Jarrett
  • Patent number: 7614143
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of manufacturing a bollard light assembly that provides a choice of light output by being size-adaptable depending on the choice of light output. The methods comprise, in pertinent part, selecting an elongated light and interposing a number of lens rings and light deflectors which correspond to the length of the selected elongated light. Also provided is a lighting bollard assembly manufactured according to the methods of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Paul D. Seff, Alston G. Brooks, Gregory S. Nailler
  • Patent number: 7545352
    Abstract: A display panel includes: data lines adapted to transmit a data signal; scan lines adapted to transmit a select signal; and pixels, each pixel being coupled to one of the scan lines and one of the data lines, and each pixel including: light emitting elements adapted to emit light corresponding to a current supplied thereto; a pixel driver adapted to input the data signal while the select signal is being supplied and to output a first current corresponding to the data signal; and switching units adapted to transmit the first current to the light emitting elements, each of the switching units including first transistors respectively coupled between the pixel driver and the light emitting elements, and having different type channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-Kyu Kwak, Sung-Chon Park
  • Patent number: 7522481
    Abstract: The invention relates to disc drive mechanism (100) which comprises an actuator (113) controlling a radial movement of a lens (109). An actuator controller (115) generates an actuator control signal which is fed to the actuator (113). An activation time processor (125) determines an amplitude variation characteristic of the actuator control signal. Specifically, the activation time processor (125) determines how the amplitude varies as a function of the rotation angle. The activation time processor (125) determines an activation time for a position change actuator signal component which causes the actuator (113) to move the lens (109) to jump to a different track. The position change actuator signal component is added to the actuator control signal in the actuator controller (115) thereby generating a combined actuator control signal which both tracks the disc and effectuates a jump. The activation time is selected such that the dynamic range of the actuator control signal is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Antonius Leonardus Johannes Dekker
  • Patent number: 7505378
    Abstract: A disk reproducing apparatus capable of reproducing data that is recorded on a DVD-Audio, includes a data reproducing unit which reproduces the data, a displaying unit, and a controlling unit which controls the data reproducing unit and the displaying unit. Preferably, the controlling unit, in reproducing a group of data, causes the data reproducing unit to reproduce in seriatim respective data in subgroups, after data in each subgroup is reproduced, decides whether the subgroup is a last subgroup in the group, if the subgroup is the last subgroup, decides whether a menu display forced is indicated, if the menu display forced is indicated, forms and displays a menu screen based on menu data in management data, if the menu display forced is not indicated, decides whether the menu data is present, and if the menu data is present, forms and displays the menu screen based on the menu data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Shimoguchi
  • Patent number: 7505375
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of ejecting an optical disc for an optical drive. First of all, a first voltage to a tray motor for moving a tray positioned at a first position inside the optical drive is provided. Next, a time required for moving the tray from a first position to a second position is measured, wherein the second position is positioned between the first position and a complete-ejection position. After that, a second voltage according to the time is determined. Lastly, the second voltage to the tray motor for moving the tray to the complete-ejection position is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Lite-On It Corporation
    Inventors: Tsing-Sung Hsu, Yi-Cheng Tsao, Chun-Lung Ho
  • Patent number: 7492356
    Abstract: A lighted keypanel equipped with a processor that integrates switch sensing, panel lighting control, and brightness (including ambient light compensation) to reduce cost and simplify interfaces of systems using the lighted keypanel. The lighted keypanel is particularly adaptable for use with a cockpit display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: James S. Pruitt
  • Patent number: 7483348
    Abstract: A video/audio data is recorded in a first storage region of a first recording medium. The video/audio data is decoded and converted into the video/audio data with a prescribed bit rate. The video/audio data is encoded in a format of a second recording medium and recorded in a second region of the first recording medium. The video/audio data recorded in the second storage is copied onto the second recording medium. The saving priority of the video/audio data recorded in the first and the second storage region is evaluated. When shortage in the empty capacity of each of the first and the second storage region of the first recording medium is detected, the video/audio data with a lower saving priority is cancelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hironobu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7480221
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for generating optimum write power, a control unit controls a write voltage generating unit to generate sequentially write voltages of different levels to drive an optical read/write head to generate different write powers so as to write data on a plurality of write intervals of an optical recording medium in sequence. Simultaneously, a detecting and computing circuit detects a peak value, a first level and a second level of a write reflected signal generated by each write interval for computation so as to obtain a first control parameter of each write interval, and detects a peak value, a bottom value and a direct current level of a read reflected signal generated during reading of each write interval for computation so as to obtain a second control parameter of each write interval, thereby generating an optimum write power based on optimal first and second control parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Mediatek Inc.
    Inventors: Yuan-Chin Liu, Ming-Yang Chao
  • Patent number: 7474277
    Abstract: A direct ocular virtual 3D workspace (laser-based 3D display system) utilizes traditional binocular methods of image composition to produce a 3D workspace in the observers' psyche. This direct ocular virtual 3D workspace is implemented such that in moving environments, such as on a ship or vehicle, the immersion of the individual into the display environment will not result in vertigo and/or motion sickness. This is resolved by utilizing a system that accomplishes eye-tracking, and produces the display image within the eye by means of laser projection. Two images can thus be projected into an individual's eyes to produce a 3D holographic-like image space. The individual will still maintain partial vision, resulting in a holographic-like display in space that the observer can look through. The images provided to multiple collaborators/users are geometrically corrected for each collaborator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Brian L. Uhlhorn, Robert J. Monson, Steven H. Ernst
  • Patent number: 7471594
    Abstract: An information storage medium, a recording and/or reproducing apparatus and a recording and/or reproducing method area, the information storage medium including an access control area for recording access control data (ACD) having common information set so that even a recording and/or reproducing apparatus that cannot recognize a predetermined function applied to the medium can control access to the medium, the ACD including ACD attribute information providing information indicating whether or not to delete the ACD when the medium is re-initialized. According to the information storage medium, when the disc is re-initialized, by recording common information in relation to disc access control which even a drive system with a different standard can know, a drive system that cannot recognize a function applied to the disc as well as a drive system that can recognize the function can perform an appropriate operation by referring to this common information, such that compatibility of the disc can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-hee Hwang, Kyung-geun Lee
  • Patent number: 7460442
    Abstract: An optical disk apparatus for controlling two optical pickups in an optimized way in response to operation modes for rotating the optical disk. When receiving a request for seeking one optical pickup from a HOST, a CPU judges whether to move the other optical pickup synchronously to satisfy positional restriction of the two optical pickups. Furthermore, when operating one optical pickup upon, for example, a read request. from the HOST, the CPU judges whether to move the other pickup to follow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Nagatomo
  • Patent number: 7429873
    Abstract: A high voltage digital output driver with dynamically biased cascode transistors is disclosed. The cascode transistors are dynamically self-biased via capacitors from the output voltage. The dynamic self-biasing doesn't require any switching means. The output-voltage can be increased by adding additional self-biased cascode transistors. The static current consumption in low-state for each individual driver on a same chip is minimal because only one resistor string consuming static current is required for all similar output drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Dialog Semiconductor GmbH
    Inventor: Carlo Eberhard Peschke
  • Patent number: 7427790
    Abstract: An image sensor having a plurality of pixels; each pixel includes one or more photosensitive elements that collect charge in response to incident light; one or more transfer mechanisms that respectively transfer the charge from the one or more photosensitive elements; a charge-to-voltage conversion region having a capacitance, and the charge-to-voltage region receives the charge from the one or more photosensitive elements; a first reset transistor connected to the charge-to-voltage conversion region; a second reset transistor connected to the first reset transistor, which in combination with the first reset transistor, selectively sets the capacitance of the charge-to-voltage conversion regions from a plurality of capacitances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Christopher Parks
  • Patent number: 7415365
    Abstract: A structure-borne sound sensor unit, in particular for an agricultural machine, includes a signal converter, which converts a mechanical sensor signal into an electrical sensor signal, and preprocessing electronics, which are connected with the signal converter. The preprocessing electronics include at least one programmable function component, a data input for receiving configuration data, and a programming interface to configure the function component based on the configuration data received. A control unit for a such a structure-borne sound sensor unit, a sensor system, which includes such a control device and such a structure-borne sound sensor unit, and a related method for controlling such a structure-borne sound sensor unit are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Eckehard Jeppe
  • Patent number: 7414446
    Abstract: A DLL circuit of a semiconductor memory apparatus includes a frequency sensing unit that generates and outputs a high frequency signal and a low frequency signal on the basis of a CAS latency signal. A clock dividing unit divides the frequency of an internal clock by a predetermined value and generates a divided clock in response with whether the high frequency signal is enabled or the low frequency signal is enabled. A phase sensing unit that switches a reference clock and a comparison clock, compares the phases thereof in accordance with whether the high frequency signal is enabled or the low frequency signal is enabled, selectively switches first and second phase control signals generated on the basis of the comparison result, and outputs the switched signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
    Inventor: Kyoung Nam Kim
  • Patent number: 7411271
    Abstract: A complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistor (CMOSFET) is provided. The CMOSFET includes a substrate of a first conductivity type, a first epitaxial layer, a well, a second epitaxial layer of a second conductivity type, a first sinker, a second sinker, a first buried layer and a second buried layer. The first and the second epitaxial layer are sequentially disposed on the substrate. The first sinker and the first buried layer separate a first region from the second epitaxial layer. The second sinker and the second buried layer separate a second region from the second epitaxial layer. The well is disposed in the first region. A first transistor is disposed in the well. A second transistor is disposed in the second region. A deep trench isolation is disposed between the first and the second region and extends from the substrate to the upper surface of the second epitaxial layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Episil Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Shih-Kuei Ma, Chung-Yeh Lee, Chun-Ying Yeh, Shin-Cheng Lin