Patents Represented by Attorney Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
  • Patent number: 8350699
    Abstract: A metal detection device, system and method are provided. The device includes a receiver that receives a signal pattern representing electromagnetic field disturbances over time caused by movement of metal doors in a detection region. The device further includes a memory in communication with the receiver. The memory stores a recorded signal pattern of a previously received signal pattern and at least one quality criterion. The device further includes a processor in communication with the memory. The processor determines pattern vitals indicating a quality of the received signal pattern. The processor further determines whether the at least one quality criterion is met based at least in part on the pattern vitals. The processor further updates the recorded signal pattern based at least in part on determining whether the at least one quality criterion is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Lee Dinh, Adam S. Bergman, Manuel A. Soto
  • Patent number: 8350702
    Abstract: A security tag including independent EAS and RFID components disposed in a housing configured for geometric placement of the RFID and EAS components for optimum RFID performance. The EAS component is situated in a first compartment and the RFID component is situated in a second compartment. The RFID component includes a hybrid antenna RFID inlay and an IC chip. The tag housing includes a key structure that minimizes the de-tuning of both the EAS and RFID components by positioning the IC chip such that the IC chip is closer to a first side of the second compartment than the second side of the second compartment when the antenna inlay is inserted within the housing. The housing further includes one or more pins that raise the RFID inlay above the magnetic resonator of the EAS component to further insure optimal RFID read performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Richard L. Copeland, Edward Day, William Johnson, III, Dan Luo, Eugenio Morgado, Dale W. Raymond
  • Patent number: 8352417
    Abstract: A system, method and program product for managing data for researchers. A research data server receives and manages experimental data and research data and results from the researchers, and operates with a virtual storage device to maintain the experimental data and research data and results. A reference data access server receives and manages external reference data relating to the research and operating with the virtual storage device to maintain the external reference data. Computational resources allow researchers to capture, process and analyze experimental data to obtain results. A research data network connects the virtual storage device, research data server, reference data access server and the computational resources to allow transfer of data there between. Security management services authenticate and authorize access by the researchers to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ock Kee Baek, Carl Stephen Ewig
  • Patent number: 8339963
    Abstract: A technique for end-to-end admission control of real-time packet flows is disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the technique may be realized as a method for end-to-end admission control of real-time packet flows in a network having a plurality of network elements. The method may comprise transmitting at least one probe packet from a first network element to a second network element via a network path, determining, at least one intermediate network element on the network path, at least one flow rate associated with a plurality of packets, marking at least one predetermined bit in the at least one probe packet if the at least one flow rate is greater than a predetermined rate, and controlling an admission of additional packets into the network based at least in part on the marking of the at least one predetermined bit in the at least one probe packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Rockstar Consortium US LP
    Inventors: Jozef Babiarz, Kwok Ho Chan
  • Patent number: 8337492
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for the mapping of electrical signals and the ablation of tissue. Embodiments include an ablation catheter that has an array of ablation elements attached to a deployable carrier assembly. The carrier assembly can be transformed from a compact, linear configuration to a helical configuration, such as to map and ablate pulmonary vein ostia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic Ablation Frontiers LLC
    Inventors: Christopher G. Kunis, Ricardo David Roman, Alexander J. Asconeguy, J. Christopher Flaherty, Randell L. Werneth
  • Patent number: 8333310
    Abstract: A clip assembly for a mobile device case. The clip assembly includes a base having an opening there through, the base is mountable to the mobile device case. An arm is also included having a projection disposable within the opening and a recess. The arm is rotatable about the base. A lock is also included, the lock is insertable into the recess to secure the arm to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: A.G. Findings & Mfg. Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Fernando J. Tages
  • Patent number: 8335587
    Abstract: An edible item is prepared by identifying a number of edible items; associating a predetermined portion of confection with each of the edible items; associating an item identifier with each of the edible items and with the predetermined portion of confection; providing a supply of confection; presenting a selection of item identifiers on a visual display; selecting a single item identifier from the product identifiers presented on the visual display; and dispensing the predetermined portion of confection associated with the edible item associated with the item identifier. Data can be collected related to one of the selection of the single item identifier and the predetermined portion of confection dispensed; and the data can be stored for recall, display, output, and/or transmission. Information about the supply of confection, including supply amount available for dispensing, temperature, consistency, and other characteristics can be stored, displayed, or transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Anthony V. Feola
  • Patent number: 8328560
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laparoscopic apparatus. In particular, it relates to an apparatus for the training of medical professionals, particularly those engaged in the field of laparoscopic surgery. The apparatus comprises a housing; an opening in the housing through which a laparoscopic tool can pass; retaining means in operative association with the opening and adapted to guide the laparoscopic tool through the opening, the retaining means providing resistance to movement of the laparoscopic tool. Accordingly, the present invention provides a realistic surgical experience by mimicking the sensation of carrying out surgical techniques on a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Endosim Limited
    Inventors: Ian Niblock, Robert Bailie, Walter Prendiville, Ray O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8331869
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods for testing a wireless device, especially one with multiple antennas. In one embodiment, a plurality of antennas are placed around a device under test in an anechoic chamber. Each of a plurality of the antennas is connected to a path of a variable path simulator capable of generating multiple paths between the antennas and external wireless communication test equipment. The variable path simulator introduces a delay spread into each path. In this way, a multipath environment is simulated with signals appearing to arrive from different angles and different distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: ETS Lindgren, L.P.
    Inventor: Michael Foegelle
  • Patent number: 8330640
    Abstract: Embodiments include an anechoic chamber lined with absorber to absorb electromagnetic energy incident upon the absorber and reflector edge interfaces. The chamber comprises a reflector to reflect waves from a source to form a substantially plane wave field in a test zone within the chamber. In some embodiments, the outer periphery of the reflector extends to the interior walls, floor and ceiling of the chamber. The outer periphery of the reflector is embedded in the absorber in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: ETS Lindgren, L.P.
    Inventor: Kefeng Liu
  • Patent number: 8327427
    Abstract: System and method for transparent single sign-on authentication on computers in a networked environment. A preferred embodiment comprises receiving an authentication request from an operating system of a first computer, requesting credentials of an application making the authentication request, authenticating the credentials, storing the credentials if the authentication is successful, and transmitting the credentials to a second computer. On subsequent access requests made by the user on the second computer, the credentials can be retrieved from the secure store, eliminating the need to prompt the user to re-enter authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Rockstar Consortium US LP
    Inventors: Martin Soukup, Albert Reiche, Arn Hyndman, Hongbo Li
  • Patent number: 8326229
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods for over-the-air testing of wireless systems. Embodiments comprise separated anechoic chambers containing wireless devices. The anechoic chambers are connected by propagation path corridors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: ETS Lindgren, L.P.
    Inventor: Michael Foegelle
  • Patent number: 8320334
    Abstract: A first mobility management entity associated with a packet-switched wireless access network receives information associated with a mobile station being served by the first mobility management entity, where the information identifies a serving generic access network controller for the mobile station. The serving generic access network controller is used to provide a circuit-switched service to the mobile station while the mobile station is attached to the packet-switched wireless access network. The first mobility management entity initiates a handoff of the mobile station from the packet-switched wireless access network to a circuit-switched wireless access network, where the circuit-switched wireless access network is in a region served by a second generic access network controller different from the serving generic access network controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Rockstar Consortium US LP
    Inventors: Michael Thomas, Saso Stojanovski, Eric Parsons
  • Patent number: 8317852
    Abstract: An expandable stent comprised of a plurality of helical segments is disclosed. In one embodiment, the stent is generally cylindrical in shape having a cylindrical axis, and comprises a first and second set of helical segments. The helical segments in the first set are substantially parallel and have a first pitch forming a first helical angle with respect to the cylindrical axis. The helical segments in the second set are also generally parallel to each other and form a second pitch that differs from the first pitch, thereby forming a second helical angle with respect to the cylindrical axis. In an alternative embodiment, the stent comprises one set of helical segments and a plurality of circumferential elements that are joined together by the helical segments to form a plurality of cylindrical elements which are joined together to form a stent body. The stent may also have endzones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: OrbusNeich Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. Addonizio, David L. Camp, Jr., Gary J. Becker, John D. Pazienza
  • Patent number: 8315251
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and communication network system that allows an endpoint to be simultaneously registered with more than one communications server is described. In one embodiment, the communication network system includes a network, a plurality of communications servers that are coupled to the network, and a plurality of endpoints coupled to the network. Each endpoint is capable of being simultaneously registered with more than one communications server. A communication method for an endpoint involves registering a first logical line of the endpoint with a first communications server, and registering a second logical line of the endpoint with a second communications server. Consequently, flexibility is obtained by allowing an endpoint to choose the registering communications server for each logical line of the endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Rockstar Consortium US LP
    Inventors: Ravi Anant Ravindranath, Eddie Tan-atichat, Sreeedhara Baithadka, William P. Korbe
  • Patent number: 8311485
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for canceling interference signals from a received signal. A ratio module receives as input a ratio of a filtered receiver output signal level and a filtered transmitter output signal level. A product module receives as inputs an output of the ratio module and a transmitter output. The product module calculates a product of the output of the ratio module and the transmitter output. An adjusted receiver signal module receives a difference calculated from the received signal level and the output of the product module. The method and system are suitable for use in a metal detection subsystem with a larger security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Lee Dinh, Adam S. Bergman, Manuel A. Soto, Stanley A. Strzelec
  • Patent number: 8307089
    Abstract: A system for media content storage and delivery. The system includes a server that has a receiver and a processor. The receiver receives media data that indicates media content to be stored. The processor is in communication with the receiver. The processor determines media content characteristics that correspond to the media content to be stored. The processor determines a length of time to store the media content based on the media data and determines a cost amount based at least in part on the determined media content characteristics and length of time to store the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ariel Inventions, LLC
    Inventor: Leigh M. Rothschild
  • Patent number: 8298218
    Abstract: A cryogenic medical device is provided, including a catheter body defining a proximal portion and a distal portion; a expandable treatment element on the distal portion of the catheter body; a plurality of granules disposed within the expandable treatment element; an encapsulation member surrounding the plurality of granules, the encapsulating member having a plurality of selectable geometric configurations; and an actuator element coupled to the encapsulation member for the selective adjustment thereof. A method for thermally treating a selected region of tissue is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic Cryocath LP
    Inventor: Rachid Mahrouche
  • Patent number: D672199
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: American Gift Corporation
    Inventor: Gary A. Kluger
  • Patent number: D672611
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: American Gift Corporation
    Inventor: Gary A. Kluger