Patents Represented by Attorney Clise, Billion & Cyr, P.A.
  • Patent number: 8352318
    Abstract: A marketing campaign collects data for page counts, sessions, orders, and revenue. Four kinds of campaigns are addressed: direct, deferred, site link tracking, and deferred site link tracking. A particular page visit in an end-user session “qualifies” for a campaign if it satisfies the configured conditions for the campaign; that is, if the target universal resource locator (URL) of the page is the landing page of the campaign, the referrer URL is the referrer page of the campaign, or the page tag contains the configured string for the campaign. The data is processed through a set of heuristics identified by marketing experts as the most likely paths to a sale, and exclusivity is assigned to the type of campaign with the highest priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Digital River, Inc.
    Inventors: Sonya Rikhtverchik, Oliver Chang
  • Patent number: 8349898
    Abstract: The invention provides compounds of formula I and compositions thereof. The invention further provides methods of using the compounds and compositions. The compounds of the invention can provide high affinity binding to sigma-1 receptors in a mammal. The compounds can exhibit selectivity for the sigma-1 receptor over the sigma-2 receptor. The compounds and compositions of the invention can also be used to treat conditions that involve the sigma-1 receptor, such as addiction, cardiovascular conditions, and cancer, for example, cancer of the breast, lung, prostate, ovarian, colorectal, or the CNS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Arnold E. Ruoho, Abdol R. Hajipour, Uyen B. Chu, Dominique A. Fontanilla
  • Patent number: 8328635
    Abstract: A system and method for rewarding players of wagering game with a bonus is disclosed. A database is provided for collecting and storing personal interest information from two or more players. The database comprises data fields each representing a category of personal interest information. A player tracking server is utilized to monitor the player's gaming activity. A bonus server operates in conjunction with the gaming server to determine when a bonus is to be awarded to one or more players. A player qualifies for a share of the bonus based on the common personal interest information as compared to the player that triggered the bonus award. The bonus may be shared equally or unequally by players who qualify to receive the bonus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Jeroen Oosthoek
  • Patent number: 8321964
    Abstract: A garment, for example, an undergarment, that includes a pocket is described. The pocket is positioned on the interior of the garment and can be positioned against the wearer's body. The pocket is generally aligned with the centerline of the wearer's body. In an example, the garment includes a body to partially cover the wearer's body. The body includes a rear panel substantially aligned with a center line of the wearer's body. The rear panel includes an interior face to be proximal the wearer and an exterior face to be distal the wearer. A supporting band is to support the body generally at a waist of the wearer. The pocket can be positioned on either the supporting band or the rear panel or both. The pocket is designed to store small or flat objects in a manner that is essentially invisible outside the wearer's clothes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Sarah Jane Gernes
  • Patent number: 8323113
    Abstract: A gaming machine has a display panel with permanent indicia and optionally also adapted for display of transient indicia which act with the permanent indicia as part of the gaming played on the machine. At least a portion of the permanent indicia may comprise an ink or other iridescent coating that glows in the presence of activating light, typically ultraviolet radiation. A source of the activating light is positioned to irradiate the permanent indicia portions. A controller is typically present for activating the activating light source in a predetermined manner which correlates with one or more events taking place in the particular game being played on the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Joseph E. Kaminkow, Neil D. Falconer, Jamie J. Goins
  • Patent number: 8321911
    Abstract: A method for gaming terminals, gaming kiosks and lottery terminals to ensure that the code-signing verification process of downloaded game software can be trusted. Drivers independently developed from the operating system supplier are embedded within the operating system kernel to verify that the micro-coded hardware components, the BIOS, the operating system components and the downloaded game software can be trusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Thierry Brunet De Courssou, Pierre-Jean Beney
  • Patent number: 8302213
    Abstract: Disclosed is an assembly which can include a hardened outer shell and an inner surface comprising a polymeric gel. The polymeric gel is enclosed within an envelope having opposed layers and is attached to the outer hardened surface cover. The hardened outer surface cover may be comprised of most any material known within the art. The sporting or shooting vest comprises a garment including gel-filled pockets or envelopes whereby impact can be absorbed and dissipated. Additionally, the outer layer of the shooting vest may be comprised of a Kevlar material wherein the vest would become a ballistic vest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignees: IG Holdings LLC, Diversified Gel Products, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Kriesel
  • Patent number: 8302596
    Abstract: A matched glass-to-metal connecting device for use in a vacuum tube collector for a solar energy collecting apparatus is made of a glass envelope and a metal sleeve directly bonded to the glass envelope. The glass envelope is made of a glass having a composition, in percent by weight on the basis of oxide content, consisting essentially of B2O3, 19; Al2O3, 8; Na2O, 2; K2O2, 3; BaO, 3; LiF, 1; and balance of SiO2 and the metal sleeve consists of metal material number 1.3981 of DIN 17745. The glass envelope has a thermal expansion coefficient that deviates from the metal part's thermal expansion coefficient by no more than 4% in the temperature range from 25° C. to 350° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: David Velasco, John Ditri, Nancy E. Wasson, David S. Munsky, Mark Trent
  • Patent number: 8291778
    Abstract: Disclosed is an extractive sampling system to secure representative fluid samples and transport to analyzers as a sample destination. The invention is directed to modification of sample acquisition components and the addition of elements to overcome sample obtainment issues that occur in a variety of fluids to be samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Ronald Rockwell Rich
  • Patent number: 8295986
    Abstract: An electrical power generation unit including a power source, an energy storage system and a net metering control apparatus capable of controlling power delivered to an electrical utility grid so that that a total amount of electrical power from the power source and the energy storage system does not exceed a prescribed power limit. A process of controlling electrical power flow in an electrical power generation unit connected to an electrical utility grid so that that a total amount of electrical power from the power source and the energy storage system does not exceed a prescribed power limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Chandramouli Vaidyanathan
  • Patent number: 8269039
    Abstract: The invention provides novel compounds and methods to carry out organocatalytic Michael additions of aldehydes to nitroethylene catalyzed by a proline derivative to provide ?-substituted-?-nitroaldehydes. The reaction can be rendered enantioselective when a chiral pyrrolidine catalyst is used, allowing for Michael adducts in nearly optically pure form (e.g., 96-99% e.e.). The Michael adducts can bear a single substituent or dual substituents adjacent to the carbonyl. The Michael adducts can be efficiently converted to protected ?2-amino acids, which are essential for systematic conformational studies of ?-peptide foldamers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Samuel Helmer Gellman, Yonggui Chi, Li Guo
  • Patent number: 8271396
    Abstract: An electronic commerce system managing sale and distribution of products over the Internet or other type of network. In order to prevent attempts by users to fraudulently obtain the products, system analyzes the information submitted by the users in connection with stored and associated information in an order to determine that likelihood that the order is an attempt at fraud. Based upon the determination, system accepts or declines the order. The system also saves the user-entered information for use in determining whether to accept to decline future orders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Digital River, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Alan Ronning, Kelly J. Wical
  • Patent number: 8263754
    Abstract: The invention provides amphiphiles for manipulating membrane proteins. The amphiphiles can feature carbohydrate-derived hydrophilic groups and branchpoints in the hydrophilic moiety and/or in a lipophilic moiety. Such amphiphiles are useful as detergents for solubilization and stabilization of membrane proteins, including photosynthetic protein superassemblies obtained from bacterial membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignees: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Helmer Gellman, Pil Seok Chae, Philip D. Laible, Marc J. Wander
  • Patent number: 8266212
    Abstract: A service-oriented bus for distributed gaming systems allowing gaming machines, servers, workstations, mobile PCs, handheld devices and automatic telling machines to talk together over a network. The game service bus provides a publish-and-subscribe message bus over a private network within a gaming property and/or over the public Internet across several properties. The service bus framework allows participating communicating end points to publish services or subscribe to services in a simple and standardized high level fashion, thereby enabling the devices to understand one-another, thus “talk” together. The “talking together” paradigm is rather appropriate, as it emphasizes the value that the service bus brings to a complex distributed casino gaming system that may include thousands of devices manufactured by dozens of vendors. Gaming machines may talk together in a peer-fashion over the service bus, which is well suited for multiplayer gaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Thierry Brunet de Courssou
  • Patent number: 8266145
    Abstract: An example method is illustrated as including receiving a first content set, the first content set organized according to a rules set, using the rules set to parse the first content set to generate a first pattern set having a plurality of members, assigning a weighted value to each member of the first and a second pattern set based on a frequency of occurrence of each member in the first and second pattern sets, wherein each member of the first and second pattern sets includes digital content, and determining a relevancy score linking each of the members of the first and second pattern set in a one to one mapping of the members of the first pattern set to each of the members of the second pattern set, wherein the relevancy score is based upon the weighted value assigned to each member of the first and second pattern sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: 1759304 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: David Yum Kei Leung, Mehdi Ravandi
  • Patent number: 8257170
    Abstract: A method for casino operators and/or players to instantly “create” new games without requiring recertification by a gaming laboratory. New games are created on the fly by making combinations of game attributes including but not limited to theme, denomination, volatility, RTP. Game attributes are associated to pre-certified software components that are then dynamically linked to instantly offer a new game. Having players dynamically create games according to their preference totally removes the game operator's risk to compose menus of available games that players will not play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Sylvie Linard, Thierry Brunet de Courssou
  • Patent number: 8256134
    Abstract: The apparatus and methods disclosed herein relate to the production of dried co-products from stillage produced by an ethanol production facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Pulse Holdings LLC
    Inventors: James A. Rehkopf, Jeffrey L. Tate, David A. Mirko
  • Patent number: 8251809
    Abstract: A gaming machine may be activated by an individual player for subsequent play by displaying to the gaming machine, without physical contact with the gaming machine, a card carried by the player. The card carries indicia which may include suitable electronic memory, to be sensed by apparatus associated with the gaming machine, to cause the wireless transfer of individualized data concerning the player from the card to the gaming machine or to a computer network that is associated with the gaming machine. The data is evaluated against a stored database, which database may include identification of the card holder. The data is then evaluated against the stored database, and the gaming machine is activated for subsequent play upon favorable evaluation of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Chauncey W. Griswold
  • Patent number: 8246451
    Abstract: Players are selected to celebrate the win. A portion of the bonus pool is divided among the celebrating players. The amount to be received by each player can be verified to meet minimum and maximum amount requirements. The celebration pay is delivered to the gaming machines used by the celebrating players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: IGT, a Nevada Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence R. Pitman, Michael B. Shelby
  • Patent number: D673111
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Stycom Limited
    Inventors: Ying Wai Lo, Hoi Chun Ng