Patents Examined by Matthew Kim
  • Patent number: 10343460
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes a plurality of first shoulder blocks arranged in a tire circumference direction cn a main groove side in a shoulder land portion, and a plurality of second shoulder blocks arranged in the tire circumference direction on a tire ground contact end side in the shoulder land portion, in which the first shoulder blocks and the second shoulder blocks are arranged alternately in the tire circumference direction, the first shoulder blocks each include a protruding portion protruding into: a space between two of the second shoulder blocks arranged in the tire circumference direction, at least at the time of being grounded, the protruding portion overlaps in the tire circumference direction with the second shoulder blocks on both sides in the tire circumference direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Fujioka
  • Patent number: 10343459
    Abstract: [Object] A pneumatic tire that allows reduction of the occurrence of a TGC and, at the same time, allows reduction of rolling resistance, is provided. [Solution] The tire 12 includes a band 26 disposed radially inward of a tread 14, and a belt 24 disposed radially inward of the band 26. The band 26 includes a cord that is helically wound and extends substantially in a circumferential direction. The belt 24 includes an inner layer 24a, and an outer layer 24b that is layered over the inner layer 24a and disposed radially outward of the inner layer 24a. The inner layer 24a and the outer layer 24b each include multiple cords aligned with each other. The cords in the inner layer 24a and the cords in the outer layer 24b are inclined relative to an equator plane. A direction in which the cords in the inner layer 24a are inclined relative to the equator plane is opposite to a direction in which the cords in the outer layer 24b are inclined relative to the equator plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuo Asano, Yasuhiro Kubota
  • Patent number: 10335995
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a three-dimensional object compensates for different rates of shrinkage during curing of dissimilar materials. The compensation is achieved by ejecting the different materials with reference to the shrinkage rates of the materials to enable the materials to be at approximately a same height following curing of the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony S. Condello, Jeffrey J. Folkins
  • Patent number: 10338390
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for fabricating an eyepiece from a lens blank including blank bodies that are bonded to each other. In an embodiment, the blank bodies are formed by injection molding and adhered to one another. Fabrication of the eyepiece includes variously machining the blank bodies to shape respective lens bodies of the eyepiece. One or more blocking structures are coupled to reinforce the lens blank during at least part of such machining. In another embodiment, any blocking structures that are to resist forces of a particular machining process are coupled only indirectly to one of the blank bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ozan Cakmakci, Oscar A. Martinez, James C. Dunphy, Hongqin Shi, John Fitch, Omar Negrete, Yeh Tung
  • Patent number: 10327504
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a bladder having a first side formed from a first polymeric sheet and a second side formed from a second polymeric sheet. The first and second polymeric sheets define a closed volume between the first side and the second side. The second polymeric sheet at least partially defines an outsole at the second side of the bladder. The outsole includes a ground-contacting surface and a plurality of lugs. The first polymeric sheet includes a portion that extends from the first side of the bladder and is fused to the second polymeric sheet opposite the ground-contacting surface at the one of the plurality of lugs, and further defines the one of the plurality of lugs. A method of manufacturing the sole structure comprises forming the bladder and fusing the portion of the first polymeric sheet to the second polymeric sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Conrad Rehagen
  • Patent number: 10328621
    Abstract: In an injection molding system, a compression ratio of an image acquired by a molded article image acquisition means is changed based on a physical quantity related to injection molding and stored in a storage means. Thus, an image of a molded article is compressed and stored according to the compression ratio obtained based on the physical quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Uchiyama, Yuusuke Imai
  • Patent number: 10322529
    Abstract: An assembled mandrel for forming a hollow structure having a shape similar to that of the assembled mandrel, by layering a prepreg on the surface of the longitudinally oriented assembled mandrel, covering the same with a vacuum bag, heating while creating a vacuum inside the vacuum bag, and heat-curing the prepreg while pressing the same into the assembled mandrel, the assembled mandrel being characterized by being equipped with: two outer mandrel members (first mandrel members) extending in the longitudinal direction; a center mandrel member (second mandrel member) sandwiched between the two outer mandrel members, and capable of being withdrawn in the lengthwise direction from between the two outer mandrel members after the hollow structure has been formed; and a tape (detachable member) formed from a low-friction material and adhered to one or more of the contact surfaces between the two outer mandrel members and the center mandrel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Naoaki Fujiwara, Tadashi Yazaki, Makoto Nonaka, Tooru Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10315923
    Abstract: A sheet manufacturing device includes: a holder configured to hold a grown form of carbon nanotubes; a drawing unit configured to draw the carbon nanotubes from the grown form held by the holder; and a support unit configured to support the carbon nanotubes drawn by the drawing unit, the drawing unit including: a single drawing member configured to draw the carbon nanotubes; and a movable unit configured to move the drawing member, the drawing unit bringing the drawn carbon nanotubes to be supported by the support unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Raquel Ovalle, Carter Haines
  • Patent number: 10309061
    Abstract: A method for forming paper straps is provided. The method may include providing a paper strip from a base sheet and directing the paper strip through a first die to form an intermediate string. The method may further include directing the intermediate string from the first die through a second die, the intermediate string exiting the second die in a substantially non-twisted state. Related apparatuses and devices to form paper straps are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Enterprises International, Inc.
    Inventors: Halim Chtourou, Michelle Agnes Ricard, Natalie Pagé, Guy Njamen Tchapda, Michael Lee Reynolds, Lyman Arthur Biggar
  • Patent number: 10300659
    Abstract: A material deposition system for additive manufacturing including an extruder that defines a first input passage for supplying a first material, a second input passage for supplying a second material, a chamber for combining the first and second materials to form a combined deposition material, and an extrusion port for extruding the combined deposition material. The system further includes an adjustable sleeve that is movable between a first position and a second position to vary the interaction between the first material and the second material in the chamber. For example, the adjustable sleeve may be configured to separate the first and second materials in the chamber, and can vary the point at which the materials interface with each other prior to deposition based on the sleeve position. Such a system may enable a varying degree of infiltration, encapsulation, or other interaction between the first and second materials prior to deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Michael Brennan
  • Patent number: 10286737
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire of the present technology includes a tread portion, sidewall portions, bead portions, and a belt-shaped sound-absorbing member bonded to a region on a tire inner surface corresponding to the tread portion along the tire circumferential direction with an adhesive layer disposed between the tire inner surface and the sound-absorbing member. In such a pneumatic tire, an air agitation portion formed by an interruption in the sound-absorbing member is disposed in at least one location on the tire circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Tanno
  • Patent number: 7543133
    Abstract: A computer system having low memory access latency. In one embodiment, the computer system includes a network and one or more processing nodes connected via the network, wherein each processing node includes a plurality of processors and a shared memory connected to each of the processors. The shared memory includes a cache. Each processor includes a scalar processing unit, a vector processing unit and means for operating the scalar processing unit independently of the vector processing unit. Processors on one node can load data directly from and store data directly to shared memory on another processing node via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Cray Inc.
    Inventor: Steven L. Scott
  • Patent number: 7500055
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for eliminating many of the transactional performance limitations in current digital media server systems by augmenting those existing systems with an adaptable cache. In a preferred embodiment, the adaptable cache is a compact storage device that can persist data and deliver it at an accelerated rate, as well as act as an intelligent controller and director of that data. Incorporating such an adaptable cache between existing storage devices and an external network interface of a media server, or at the network interface itself, significantly overcomes the transactional limitations of the storage devices, increasing performance and throughput for the overall digital media system. The adaptable cache of the present system and method may preferably be integrated directly into the storage and delivery pipelines, utilizing the native communications busses and protocols of those subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Beach Unlimited LLC
    Inventors: Richard T. Oesterreicher, Craig Murphy, Brian Eng, Brad Jackson
  • Patent number: 7451281
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method of providing a user with information quicker than could be achieved by obtaining the information from a storage source, the method comprising receiving a request from a user for stored data accessible by the user, the stored data maintained on one or more disks accessible one at a time and wherein the disks have a latency between the time of the request and the time the information is actually available, and obtaining a first portion of the requested data from a source other than where the requested data is stored, the amount of the first portion spanning the latency period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: D. Mitchel Hanks
  • Patent number: 7409510
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for performing a copy operation. An instant virtual copy operation is issued from a first portion of data to a primary mirroring portion of data, wherein the primary mirroring portion of data corresponds to a secondary mirroring portion of data, and wherein the primary mirroring portion of data and the secondary mirroring portion of data are in a mirroring relationship. The mirroring relationship is transitioned to a duplex pending state in response to determining that the mirroring relationship is in a full duplex state. When the mirroring relationship is in a duplex pending state, each block of data involved in the instant virtual copy operation is transferred from the primary mirroring portion of data to the secondary mirroring portion of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sam Clark Werner, Gail Andrea Spear, Warren Keith Stanley, Robert Francis Bartfai, William Frank Micka
  • Patent number: 7404040
    Abstract: Packet data received by a network controller is parsed and at least a portion of a received packet is stored by the network controller in both a host memory of a system and also in a cache memory of the central processing unit of the system. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: John Anthony Ronciak, Christopher David Leech, Prafulla Shashikant Deuskar, Jesse C. Brandeburg, Patrick L. Connor
  • Patent number: 7401177
    Abstract: A data storage device includes a memory including a plurality of memory banks, a data storage processor that initially arranges data in the plurality of memory banks based on an access pattern including a plurality of desired pixels of data to be read simultaneously so as to store pixels of data between access candidates constituting the access pattern in an identical memory bank, and a data read and storage processor that reads the data initially arranged in the plurality of memory banks of the memory. The data read and storage processor reads a pixel of data from a memory bank, and stores the read pixel of data in a memory bank in which pixels of data in an adjacent range defined in ranges, which are defined by locations of the access candidates of the access pattern, based on a direction in which the access pattern is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Takeda, Tetsujiro Kondo, Kenji Takahashi, Hiroshi Sato, Tsutomu Ichikawa, Hiroki Tetsukawa, Masaki Handa
  • Patent number: 7392339
    Abstract: A “partial PRECHARGE command” is used to precharge a fraction of the banks in a multi-bank DRAM. In a first implementation the command precharges one half of the banks. In a second implementation the command precharges one quarter of the banks. The power drawn by the upper or lower bank precharge on the eight bank DRAM is the same as the power drawn by an “all bank” precharge on a four bank DRAM, without requiring the precharge period to be extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Howard S. David
  • Patent number: 7389390
    Abstract: In a method of operating a microprocessor system provided with safety functions, which comprises two or more processor cores (1, 2) and periphery elements (5, 7) on a common chip carrier, to which the cores can have access for write or read operations, a distinction is made between algorithms for safety-critical functions and algorithms for comfort functions. Further, a microprocessor system appropriate for implementing the method, and the use of the same, has process cores connected to periphery elements (5,6,7,8,9,10) by way of bus systems (3, 4), and bus driver circuits (19) can transmit bus information from one bus to another with the provision of at least one address comparator (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Bernhard Giers
  • Patent number: 7389400
    Abstract: An apparatus and method selectively invalidate entries in an address translation cache instead of invalidating all, or nearly all, entries. One or more translation mode bits are provided in each entry in the address translation cache. These translation mode bits may be set according to the addressing mode used to create the cache entry. One or more “hint bits” are defined in an instruction that allow specifying which of the entries in the address translation cache are selectively preserved during an invalidation operation according to the value(s) of the translation mode bit(s). In the alternative, multiple instructions may be defined to preserve entries in the address translation cache that have specified addressing modes. In this manner, more intelligence is used to recognize that some entries in the address translation cache may be valid after a task or partition switch, and may therefore be retained, while other entries in the address translation cache are invalidated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Corrigan, Paul LuVerne Godtland, Joaquin Hinojosa, Cathy May, Naresh Nayar, Edward John Silha