Patents Represented by Attorney Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP
  • Patent number: 8025058
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally connectors for interconnecting a conduit of a fluid pressure device to an interface configured to deliver a fluid of the fluid pressure device to a patient. A connector includes a body portion configured for fluid connection to the conduit of the fluid pressure device; and a first branch and a second branch each extending from and fluidly connected to the body portion, wherein each branch is configured for fluid connection to the interface. A concavity is formed at an interface between each of the body portions, the first branch and the second branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Mergenet Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Chandran, Norman Hansen, Louis Javier Collazo
  • Patent number: 7996259
    Abstract: A method of assisting a website designer in establishing an arrangement between a first website being designed by the website designer and a second website in order to market the first website at the second website upon the activation of the first website on the internet is provided. The method includes, during design of the first website, receiving information at a user interface indicating a type of an element for marketing that is to be displayed at the second website, and information specifying the second website at which the element is to be displayed; saving the information at a first database that is coupled to the user interface; obtaining the element for marketing of the type indicated; and causing the display of the element for marketing at the second website when the first website is activated with respect to the internet. The element for marketing includes at least one of a banner ad concerning the first website and a link to the first website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Perfect Web Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas L. DiStefano, III
  • Patent number: 7975409
    Abstract: A snow plow assembly with a longitudinally extending plow body has a blade mounting structure that supports a longitudinally extending plow blade. The blade mounting structure has a series of hinges that receive a longitudinally extending pivot rod to couple the plow body to the snow blade and set of springs to bias the snow plow blade into an operative position and to resiliently restore the snow plow blade to the operative position after encountering an obstacle. The hinge portions fixed to the snow plow body each have a receiving slot to slidingly receive a hinge key and the hinge keys define a bearing surface for abutting one end of the coil spring. A locating notch is provided in the hinge keys to limit relative movement between a hinge key an associated hinge portion. A hinge lock to capture the pivot rod is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Adepco Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Gino Paonessa
  • Patent number: 7966772
    Abstract: A tubular insert sleeve for an excavated hole and a safety cover fitted to cover an operatively upper end of the insert sleeve are provided to maintain the integrity of an excavated hole and limit access to the hole in order to improve the safety of the public. The sleeve is made of cooperating segments which can easily be separated and which a form a sleeve when assembled. The operatively upper end of the assembled sleeve forms an outwardly extending bell-shaped end of greater outer diameter to define an outwardly extending flange which is more easily grasped for removal of the sleeve from an excavated hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Super Sucker Hydro Vac Service, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard George Bartels, Darren Bernard Bartels, Marc Beaudry, Darren Van Buuren
  • Patent number: 7958197
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for type-ahead processing for multiple different addressees. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for type-ahead processing for multiple different addressees can include detecting character input in an addressee field of a composition view of a messaging client executing in memory by a processor of a computer. The method also can include matching the detected character input to entries in a table of different lists in that each of the entries in the table includes multiple different addressees specified for a previously composed message. Finally, the method can include auto-completing the addressee field with a selected list of multiple different addressees matching the detected character input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rebecca Hughes, Nancy E. Kho, Jamie Liu, Judy J. Piper
  • Patent number: 7937503
    Abstract: An apparatus for maintaining a limit value of a resource for use in a concurrent limit checking system comprising: a resource having an associated limit value; a plurality of request handlers having access to a plurality of sub-limit values, wherein the sub-limit values when summed equal the limit value and wherein each request handler is operable to check a request value of a request for consuming the resource against its associated sub-limit value, in order to determine whether the request can be satisfied. The apparatus comprises a coordinator, responsive to the first request handler determining that the first request cannot be satisfied, for generating a coordination request comprising a coordination request value required to satisfy the first request, a receiver for receiving a coordination response from the second request handler; and an updater for updating the sub-limit values in accordance with the coordination request value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Cameron Kenneth Martin
  • Patent number: 7933958
    Abstract: The present invention is a system, method and apparatus for for real-time blogging. In a preferred aspect of the invention, a real-time bi-directional blogging system can include a blog and a bi-directional syndication interface to the blog. Importantly, an instant messaging system can be coupled to the syndication interface of the blog. The instant messaging system of the present invention can include a chat server and at least one chat client. Notably, a bot can be coupled to the chat server. The bot can be programmed to communicate blog postings received in the chat server to the chat client or clients. The bot can be further programmed to communicate responses to the blog postings received from the chat client or clients to the blog through the syndication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Derek W. Carr, Peter P. Eacmen, Ronny A. Pena, Rodney Smith, Ajamu A. Wesley
  • Patent number: 7934200
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to scenario testing of an application under test and provide a method, system and computer program product for enhanced scenario testing. In one embodiment of the invention, a scenario testing data processing system can include an action recorder configured to activate each of recording and playback sessions in an application user interface. The system also can include an application communicatively coupled to the action recorder and the content browser. The application can include one or more controllers, each controller corresponding to one of the sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey Yu Kwan Liu
  • Patent number: 7930699
    Abstract: A task roster. A task roster can include a visual list of component tasks, the component tasks collectively forming a high-level task; a specified sequence in which the component tasks are to be performed; and, one or more visual status indicators, each visual status indicator having a corresponding component task, each visual status indicator further indicating whether the corresponding component task has been performed in the specified sequence. The task roster also can include a component task initiator configured to launch a selected component task in the visual list of component tasks upon a user-selection of the selected component task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Lucinio Santos-Gomez
  • Patent number: 7930187
    Abstract: A method and system for managing membership in a collaborative computing environment community are provided. Identification of a selected a group of end user persons to invite to join the collaborative computing community is received. The selected group is evaluated to identify one or more invitees there from. The one or more identified invitees are invited to join the community. An indication from one or more invitees that the invitee wishes to join the community is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Miguel A. Estrada, Joseph A. Russo, Thomas M. Spine
  • Patent number: 7922567
    Abstract: A separator apparatus that separates meat from bone in two distinct separation stages includes a rotary cam pump in series with a deboning screw assembly. In the first separation stage, substantially bone-free meat is separated from bone as the meat-bone mixture passes through the rotary cam pump, and expelled from the separator apparatus. The rotary cam pump then drives the remaining meat bone mixture into the deboning screw assembly, where a second separation stage occurs in which additional substantially bone-free meat is separated from bone as the meat-bone mixture passes through the deboning screw assembly, and is also expelled from the separator apparatus. The remaining bone residue is expelled from a bone residue outlet on the separator apparatus. The meat separated during the first stage can have a different coarseness than that separated during the second stage, and each can be expelled and collected at a different location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Poss Design Limited
    Inventor: Kenneth Benjamin Gulak
  • Patent number: 7925838
    Abstract: A system for maintaining data coherency in a multiprocessor system includes a first processor having a cache and a directory, a second processor having a directory, and at least one additional processor having a directory and separate from the first and second processors. The first processor is configured to determine if a data line is not found in the cache of the first processor and forward a request for the data line to the second processor. The second processor is configured to forward the data line from the second processor to the first processor, update the directory of the second processor to reflect the data line being forwarded to the first processor, and forward a directory update message to the at least one additional processor to reflect the data line being forwarded to the first processor. An entry in the directories includes a memory address, a most recent data holder, and a line state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Dombrowski, Marcus L. Kornegay, Ngan N. Pham
  • Patent number: 7926093
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system and method for configuration of access rights to sensitive information handled by a sensitive Web-Service. In a case of requested configuration changes initiated by the client system the Web-Server system provides a configuration data file to the client system preferably using a SOAP-communication protocol. The changes of the configuration data file are exclusively performed offline at the client side and the updated configuration data file is signed with authentication information and sent as a part of a SOAP-request to the Web-Server system. The Web-Server system provides a filter component for identifying and discarding non-SOAP requests as well as an access control manager for providing authentication examination for incoming SOAP-requests. After successful passing these components the SOAP-request is used for updating the existing configuration data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Eibach, Matthias Gruetzner, Dietmar Kuebler
  • Patent number: 7924873
    Abstract: A method for enabling connectivity for protocol aware applications across different network topologies can include receiving frames passing between a first network having a first network topology and a second network having a second network topology; inspecting an incoming one of the frames to identify a remote resource in the second network and a device identifier corresponding to the remote resource, and an outgoing one of the frames to identify a socket assigned to a local resource in the first network and a device identifier for the local resource corresponding to the socket; and, transmitting data from a protocol-aware application in the first network to the remote resource in the second network in a protocol consistent with the second network topology, and further transmitting data from the remote resource in the second network to the protocol-aware application in the first network in a protocol consistent with the first network topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew H. Richter, Belinda L. Thompson
  • Patent number: 7920747
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to video scaling and compression and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for pre-distribution image scaling for screen size. In one embodiment of the invention, a compressed video delivery method can be provided. The method can include determining a display size for a target computing platform, pre-scaling video imagery to comport with the display size of the target computing platform, compressing the pre-scaled video imagery, and transmitting the compressed, pre-scaled video imagery to the target computing platform over a computer communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Logan S. Gabriel, Eric R. Kern, Paul K. Scrutton, David R. Woodham, Tong Yu, Michael S. Rollins, Janae V. Simons, David R. Chiluk, Torez Smith
  • Patent number: 7917404
    Abstract: The wishes of purchasers and sellers of particular commodity items are matched using a computer database. Hopeful purchasers submit requests during a predetermined sale time frame. The requests include a desired purchase price and a desired purchase quantity for the particular commodity item. After the predetermined period, purchaser information is used to produce a purchase wish list in a predetermined order. An optimum combination of intending purchasers, selling quantities, selling prices, commodity suppliers, supply quantities, and supply prices is created by comparing the purchase wish list with a supply list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyofusa Egashira, Noriaki Mizuno
  • Patent number: 7917894
    Abstract: A source container for use in a computer system executing problem determination tools in an integrated environment across a computer network, the source container comprising a list of pathways to a plurality of source files and module objects. A software development may create the source container independently or within the front end of a problem determination tool. The front end of the problem determination tools sends the source container to its engine, and only source files and module objects having a pathway in the source container are analyzed within the engine of the problem determination tool. Furthermore, the results of the analysis of only those source files and module objects having a pathway in the source container are returned to the front end of the problem determination tool for viewing by the software developer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xuan Zhang Chen, Kushal Sayeed Munir, David Kenneth McKnight, Li Ding, Vadim Berestetsky
  • Patent number: D640397
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: IBT Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Francisco Molina, Glenn Robinson
  • Patent number: D640398
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: IBT Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Francisco Molina, Glenn Robinson
  • Patent number: D640851
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Aqualogic Corporation
    Inventor: James Barrie Ogilvie