Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Brian N. Young
  • Patent number: 6801992
    Abstract: A storage provisioning policy is created by specifying storage heuristics for storage attributes using storage heuristic metadata. Storage attributes characterize a storage device and storage heuristic metadata describe how to specify a storage heuristic. Using the storage heuristic metadata, storage heuristics are defined to express a rule or constraint as a function of a storage attribute. In addition, the storage provisioning policy may also specify mapping rules for exporting the storage to a consumer of the storage, such as the server or server cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Candera, Inc.
    Inventors: Kumar Gajjar, Jim Collins, Richard Meyer, Chandra Prasad, Dipam Patel
  • Patent number: 6801172
    Abstract: A first reflecting device is provided that reflects electromagnetic and optical signals to a common focus point. An electromagnetic receiver is positioned at the focus point to receive the reflected electromagnetic signals. The electromagnetic receiver also includes a second reflecting device, which is used for reflecting optical signals. The reflected optical signals are then received by an optical receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Qwest Communications International, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Schwengler
  • Patent number: 6772409
    Abstract: A method of generating procedural language code for extracting data from a data warehouse comprising the steps of accepting a declarative specification and generating procedural language code to execute the declarative specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: ACTA Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sachinder S. Chawla, Jason Chen, Alex Gorelik, Hon C. Thio, Dave Wang
  • Patent number: 6738465
    Abstract: A method for operating a telephone server includes receiving an incoming call from a first user for a second user at a telephone extension, prompting the first user to speak a message, receiving a spoken message from the first user, receiving a spoken telephone call-back number from the first user, recognizing a numeric telephone call-back number in response to the spoken telephone call-back number, associating the numeric telephone call-back number with the spoken message, and storing the spoken message and the numeric telephone call-back number in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Altigen Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Gilbert C. Hu
  • Patent number: 6513117
    Abstract: A delivery system for managing security keys uses three key pairs to establish, register, move and revoke rights in a device to view protected information. The first and second key pairs cooperate to establish a secure certificate containing a device public and private key, and the pairs of keys are manipulated to install the appropriate keys in the device and the associated authentication server without ever exposing the keys. Thereafter, in the event of a need to authorize a new device to view content associated with a prior, authorized device, the key pairs are used to revoke the rights of an old device and establish identical viewing rights in the new device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Gemstar Development Corporation
    Inventors: Marc Tarpenning, Ben Kavanah, Brian Slesinsky
  • Patent number: 6380930
    Abstract: An antenna for wireless communication into a touchpad module. A touchpad module, which can be inserted into an aperture in a laptop computer, includes a touch sensor for detecting touch in a touch sensor circuit for processing signals from the touch sensor. The antenna is connected to a port (input or output) on the touchpad module. The touchpad provides an open aperture for the antenna to communicate with the outside world, without being blocked by the shielding used in a laptop computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: K-Tech Devices Corporation
    Inventor: Gilles Van Ruymbeke
  • Patent number: 6370439
    Abstract: An apparatus for the monitoring of a protection region which comprises a monitoring unit for the detection of an object penetrating into the protection region is described. The monitoring unit has at least one output at which a control signal for the excitation of a device to be monitored, in particular a switching signal for the switching off of the device, can be produced when an object penetrates into the protection region. Furthermore, the apparatus comprises at least one connection for a switch, in particular for an emergency off switch, through which the device can be excited, in particular switched off. The connection is designed as input of the monitoring unit, with it being possible to generate the control signal for the device to be monitored at the output of the monitoring unit through actuation of a switch which is connected to the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Sick AG
    Inventors: Martin Geiler, Franz Dold
  • Patent number: 6345213
    Abstract: A method provides an exact measurement of the tool center point (TCP) being carried out, preferably in the whole working area of the robot. In this measurement, the robot moves very slowly so that little heat is generated by the driving assemblies and the temperature gradients are as low as possible. The measurement can be made, for example, using a high-precision laser distance and angle measurement system. The measurement is carried out such that a measuring point is moved to working area points and then the deviations of the positions and/or orientations of the measuring point are determined using the laser distance and angle measurement system, i.e. a nominal/actual comparison is made. The TCP can preferably serve as the measuring point. The point must always be selected so that the positioning and orientation deviations of the kinematic chain with respect to the PCT can be determined with sufficient accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Institut fuer Werkzeugmaschinen und Betriebswissenschaften TU Muenchen
    Inventors: Ralf-Gunter Graeser, Robert Klingel
  • Patent number: 6341765
    Abstract: With the method a fluid (4) is fed into an apparatus (1), in particular into a column, in which an infeed tube (2) for the fluid opens into a deflection unit (3). This deflection unit is arranged at a vertical distance from installations (10), in particular a column packing. Two partial flows (41, 42) are formed in the deflection unit which flow largely mirror symmetrically along an inner wall of the apparatus (1) and then, after a reunion, form a backwardly moving flow (44), the horizontal velocity component of which is directed radially to the deflection unit. At least one third partial flow (43) is formed by the deflection unit which is directed radially and oppositely with respect to the backwardly moving flow of the reunited partial flows. The third partial flow is developed so strongly that the backwardly moving flow is largely prevented from flowing through the column center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: Sulzer Chemtech AG
    Inventor: Felix Moser