Patents Represented by Attorney Basch & Nickerson LLP
  • Patent number: 8345999
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for monochrome or binary compression, and more particularly compression of binary images segmented in a binary domain into at least two regions of different image types, where the regions are compressed using different compression techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yingjun Bai, Ramesh Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 8330990
    Abstract: A method and system modify a rasterized digital image to reduce registration artifacts, the image having a black plane and a color plane by determining if a pixel is part of a connected black region and if the pixel is part of a connected color region. It is determined if the pixel is part of a connected black region and a connected color region that are contiguous. A dilation operation is performed on the color plane value of the pixel if the pixel is part of a connected black region and a connected color region that are contiguous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Xing Li, Yingjun Bai
  • Patent number: 8311278
    Abstract: A system to automatically attach subject descriptions to a digital image containing one or more subjects is described. The system comprises a camera a set of remotely readable badges attached to the subjects, where each badge has a readable identification, a receiver to read the badges where the receiver can determine both the identification of each badge and the location of each badge, and a processor to combine the digital image and the identification and location information is described. By accessing a database containing the subject identification associated with each badge identification the processor can attach subject identification information to each subject in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Lee C. Moore
  • Patent number: 8289573
    Abstract: A method and system modify a rasterized digital image to reduce registration artifacts, the image having a black plane and a color plane by determining if a pixel is part of a connected black region and if the pixel is part of a connected color region. It is determined if the pixel is part of a connected black region and a connected color region that are contiguous. A dilation operation is performed on the color plane value of the pixel if the pixel is part of a connected black region and a connected color region that are contiguous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Xing Li, Yingjun Bai
  • Patent number: 8274706
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for halftone independent temporal color drift correction, particularly for correction in hi-addressability xerographic printers. For example, a method includes printing target patches, including two resolutions, measuring printer response from the target patches, and modeling the printer using a transformation to define a correction factor, and a predicted response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Vishal Monga, Shen-ge Wang
  • Patent number: 8261187
    Abstract: Document fragments are managed by the use of fragment objects. Fragment objects contain a reference to a portion of a source document. Referencing documents contain a reference to a fragment object which delivers the content of the fragment of the source document to the referencing document. The source document can be directly updated through updating the fragment of the source document contained in the referencing document via the use of the fragment object. Source document deletion is controlled by storing the references to the source document by fragment objects so that no fragment object has a reference to a non-existent source document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Steven J. Harrington
  • Patent number: 8250468
    Abstract: Document fragments are managed by the use of fragment objects. Fragment objects contain a reference to a portion of a source document. Referencing documents contain a reference to a fragment object which delivers the content of the fragment of the source document to the referencing document. The source document can be directly updated through updating the fragment of the source document contained in the referencing document via the use of the fragment object. Source document deletion is controlled by storing the references to the source document by fragment objects so that no fragment object has a reference to a nonexistent source document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Steven J. Harrington
  • Patent number: 8217108
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel polymeric composite including a nanoparticle filler and method for the production thereof. More particularly, the present invention provides a novel halloysite nanoparticle filler which has the generally cylindrical or tubular (e.g. rolled scroll-like shape), in which the mean outer diameter of the filler particle is typically less than about 500 nm. The filler is effectively employed in a polymer composite in which the advantages of the tubular nanoparticle filler are provided (e.g., reinforcement, flame retardant, chemical agent elution, etc.) with improved or equivalent mechanical performance of the composite (e.g., strength and ductility).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: NaturalNano, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah M. Cooper, Cathy Fleischer, Michael Duffy, Aaron Wagner
  • Patent number: 8205541
    Abstract: A bottle top regulator/aerator for controlling the flow from a bottle having a narrow cylindrical opening through which wine or similar liquid may be poured. The dispensing apparatus includes, in combination, an air inductor, a regulating cartridge having a percolation labyrinth, and an anti-drip trough integrated within a housing. The application of this apparatus provides for both the rapid aeration of the wine, as well as a uniform flow rate absent the hazard of post-pouring droplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventors: Janet Barberio, Paul J. Brennan
  • Patent number: 8208753
    Abstract: A system determines the noise level of image data by high pass filtering image data. Absolutes values of the high pass filtered image data are determined. Thereafter, multiple mean values for absolute values less than a predetermined number of threshold values are determined. Based upon the determined mean values, a plurality of estimated mean values is calculated, each estimated mean value being calculated from a combination of two determined mean values. The noise of the image is determined from a combination of the minimum estimated mean value and the maximum estimated mean value. This noise can be optionally used by a sigma filter, at Step S740, to sigma filter the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Stuart A. Schweid
  • Patent number: 8191288
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various aspects of an improved snow or material pushers for use with loaders, backhoes, agricultural and larger home and garden tractors and the like for moving snow or other materials on generally flat areas such as parking lots, driveways, feed lots, runways, and loading areas. The improvements include, among others, a reversible design, extended side plates and/or wear shoes as well as improved scraping edge configurations so as to provide added functionality and versatility to pushers. As described the various features may be employed alone or in combination to provide the capability for snow and ice removal while minimizing the potential for damage to surfaces and objects thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Pro-Tech Manufacturing and Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Weagley, Michael J. Guggino, James Maier
  • Patent number: 8189507
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods that enable expanded functionality for call control monitoring and control of external electrical/electromechanical devices using a telecommunication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Carl Fitzsimmons
  • Patent number: 8184335
    Abstract: An overall processing time to rasterize, at the first device, the electronic document to be rendered is computed. Also, a rendering time to render, at the first device, the electronic document to be rendered is computed. When the overall processing time to rasterize at the first device is greater than the rendering time to render at the first device, the electronic document to be rendered is parsed into a first document and sub-documents. A productivity capacity of each node is determined, the productivity capacity being a measured of the processing power of the node and the communication cost of exchanging information between the first device and the node. A sub-document is rasterized at a node when a productivity capacity of the node reduces the processing time to rasterize the electronic document to be rendered to be less than the computed overall processing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Hua Liu, Steven J. Harrington
  • Patent number: 8180169
    Abstract: A first sigma filtering circuit sigma filters an image to produce a filtered image. An analysis circuit processes the sigma filtered image to produce an approximation part and a detail part. A second sigma filter circuit filters the approximation part to produce a sigma filtered approximation part. Another analysis circuit process the sigma filtered approximation part to produce a second approximation part and a second detail part. A third sigma filter circuit sigma filters the second approximation part to produce a sigma filtered second filtered approximation part. A first synthesizer synthesizes the sigma filtered second filtered approximation part and the second detailed part to produce a first reconstructed image, and a second synthesizer synthesizes the first reconstructed image and the first detail part to produce a final filtered image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Stuart A. Schweid
  • Patent number: 8173194
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel organic peanut butter formulation and method for production. The peanut butter includes an organic palm oil stabilizing agent that reduces or prevents separation of oils from the peanut butter during storage. Peanut butter incorporating the palm oil, methods for manufacturing the peanut butter, and foods incorporating the peanut butter are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Once Again Nut Butter, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Thaler, Sandra Alexander, Elizabeth A. Blatz, Darin Carlin, Peter Carpenter, Lorraine Eurhardt, Mark Galton, Ellen Halbert, Esther Hinrich, David Howe, Stephen Jones, Lloyd Kirwan, Constance Potter, Richard Wilkins, Linda Zangerle
  • Patent number: 8159463
    Abstract: An apparatus for the electronic display of information, where the apparatus is a substrate incorporating a digital recording medium attached to or embedded within the substrate. The substrate further includes a flexible-substrate display located on an exposed surface of the substrate, where the display is a medium capable of selectively displaying one of at least two possible colors at each pixel location thereon in order to produce a substrate medium that may be modified in accordance with a user's selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Technology Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Michael L. Weiner
  • Patent number: 8136514
    Abstract: An archery or similar projectile launching device having a spring assembly to energize the device and a release mechanism to transmit energy stored within a torsion or alternative spring to the bowstring, so as to accelerate an arrow nocked to the bowstring once the trigger is released. In one embodiment, conjoined cranks wind a torsion spring within a spring motor affixed along the riser of the bow while the bowstring and arrow are concurrently brought into the discharge position. A mechanical advantage may be achieved with the cranking mechanism to reduce the effort exerted by the archer and thereby increase accuracy, velocity and ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: JRH Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Jack Ryan Howard, Patrick L. Muscarella
  • Patent number: 8124678
    Abstract: Disclosed are a polymer nanocomposite material and methods for the formation of the polymer nanocomposite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: NaturalNano, Inc.
    Inventors: B. Dillon Boscia, David J. Arthur, Aaron Wagner
  • Patent number: 8113278
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for enhanced oil recovery using at least one in-situ seismic energy generator for generating seismic acoustic waves. More particularly the system and method employ a downhole electro-hydraulic seismic pressure wave source to enhance the recovery of oil from reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Hydroacoustics Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. DeLaCroix, Dennis R Courtright
  • Patent number: 8104735
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and methods for holding a removable component in a rack or similar mount, and more particularly a latching mechanism for holding a radio transceiver in a shock-absorbing mounting rack such as in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Ultralife Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Ladd