Patents Represented by Attorney Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8335592
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dispensing beverages are provided. Aspects relate to obtaining measurements regarding dispensing an ingredient (including the dispensing conditions of the ingredient) and determining whether to adjust dispensing conditions of at least one other ingredient. In one embodiment, at least one ingredient of a recipe is not dispensed based upon a dispensing measurement. The adjustment of one or more ingredients may comprise the use of adjustable orifices, which do not require separate measurements of ingredients before dispensing, but rather may measure ingredients' parameters (including dispensing conditions) as they are dispensed. Certain embodiments relate to devices and methods that may determine if an ingredient is a non-Newtonian fluid, and if so, may be configured to conduct measurements on such fluids, including, for example, the strain stress and strain rate as the fluid passes within a conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Indrani Deo, Steven Jersey
  • Patent number: 8330977
    Abstract: A method may be provided with a first downloading step of downloading a predetermined size of first compressed data of a first image object which is to be included in both a first band of print data and a second band of the print data, a first decompression step of creating first decompressed data by decompressing the first compressed data having the predetermined size downloaded in the first downloading step, a determination step of determining whether all the first decompressed data corresponding to the first band has been created, a repeating step of repeating the first downloading step, the first decompression step, and the determination step in a case where a negative determination is obtained in the determination step, a second downloading step of downloading second compressed data of a second image object in a case where a positive determination is obtained in the determination step, and a second decompression step of creating second decompressed data by decompressing the second compressed data downloa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masafumi Miyazawa, Yasuhiro Kudo
  • Patent number: 8327682
    Abstract: A fence clip installation tool includes a pair of handles pivotally joined to respective jaws pivotally maintained between two plates to enable the jaws to counter-rotate in unison. Clips of a compatible design may then be nested between the jaws and compressed or deformed about objects upon closure of the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Dutton-Lainson Company
    Inventors: Reinhold A. Haase, Brandon William Miller
  • Patent number: 8330982
    Abstract: A print control apparatus is provided. The print control apparatus includes: a storage unit which stores web page information which is received, in response to search key information transmitted to a server of a search engine, from the server; and a print controller which controls printing of web page information. The storage unit further stores transition information indicating a transition state from the web page information received in response to the search key information transmitted to the server to the web page information to be printed. The print controller includes: a first extracting unit which extracts search key information from the transition information; and a combining unit which combines the web page information to be printed and the extracted search key information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Yamada
  • Patent number: 8331825
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: process units arranged along a first direction and a second direction opposite to the first direction, each process unit including a photoconductor; exposure members arranged such that the exposure members and the process units are alternately arranged along the first and second directions; a support member that supports the exposure members and that is configured to rotate around an axis located in the first direction relative to the exposure members, such that the exposure members are advanced and retracted, in association with a rotation movement of the support member, between an advanced position where the exposure members are respectively advanced into spaces defined between the adjacent process units and a retracted position where all of the plurality of exposure members retracted from the respective spaces. The axis is movable along a direction orthogonal to an axial direction in association with the rotation movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nao Itabashi
  • Patent number: 8332464
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remote network access are provided. The described methods may be implemented in a computer-readable-medium and executed on a processing device. Software modules resident on one or more networks servers and one or more client computing devices cooperate to provide the client computing device(s) with remote network access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: ANXeBusiness Corp.
    Inventors: Steve Dispensa, Matt Miller, Wayne Schroeder, Jason Sloderbeck
  • Patent number: 8329204
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a biocompatible polymer composition suitable for bone repair and a method of treating bone repair using a curable polymer composition wherein the cured composition has an elongation until rupture of at least 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Alexander Cornelis de Vries
  • Patent number: 8331829
    Abstract: A developer cartridge includes a cartridge cabinet including a developer accommodating chamber configured to accommodate developer, and a supply opening that is provided in one wall surface and is configured to supply the developer from an inside of the developer accommodating chamber to an outside of the developer accommodating chamber, a rotational shaft that is rotatably supported in the cartridge cabinet, extends parallel to the one wall surface and extends through the inside of the developer accommodating chamber, an agitating blade that is supported by the rotational shaft and rotates with the rotational shaft to supply the developer toward the supply opening while agitating the developer, and an obstruction member that is supported by the rotational shaft and rotates with the rotational shaft following the agitating blade to obstruct the supply opening during rotation of the rotational shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Soichiro Mase, Ryuya Yamazaki
  • Patent number: D672127
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven H. Walker
  • Patent number: D672129
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Bell, Tobie D. Hatfield
  • Patent number: D672133
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Tetsuya T. Minami
  • Patent number: D672308
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamian R. Cobbett, Kyle Schepke, Steve Jarvis
  • Patent number: D672328
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Franziska Faoro
  • Patent number: D672543
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Williams, Jr.
  • Patent number: D672738
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Shan Lau, Saeyoon Huh
  • Patent number: D672785
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Siddartha Rai, Abhijit Gore, Vineet Gupta, Michael McCormack, Naveen Sethia, Ted Cyrek, Sonal Sawhney
  • Patent number: D672851
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Inoue, Masahiro Nakamura, Yu Yamasaki
  • Patent number: D672852
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Inoue, Masahiro Nakamura, Yu Yamasaki
  • Patent number: D672853
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Inoue, Masahiro Nakamura, Yu Yamasaki
  • Patent number: D672854
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Inoue, Masahiro Nakamura, Yu Yamasaki