Patents Represented by Attorney Edward J. Radlo
  • Patent number: 5841775
    Abstract: A N input and N output, scalable switching network (80) is implemented with an array of log base x of N rows and N/x columns of routers (40-68); where each router has 2x ports and where the rows of routers are connected to each other via a blocking compensated cyclic group mapping interconnect (49 and 59). A N input and N output, bi-directional scalable switching network (90) is implemented with an array of log base x of (N/2) rows and (N/2)/x columns of routers (40-68); where each router has 2x ports, and where the rows of routers are connected to each other via a blocking compensated cyclic group mapping interconnect (49 and 59). The routers provide destination routing. The levels of blocking compensated cyclic group mapping interconnect provide connectivity between the rows of routers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Inventor: Alan Huang
  • Patent number: 5660930
    Abstract: A [(Pt/Co/Pt)/Pd] multilayer thin film (40) provides improved perpendicular anisotropy and magnetic coercivity relative to Pt/Co multilayer thin films (10) without reducing the Kerr rotations provided by the component Pt/Co layers (44, 48, 46). [(Pt/Co/Pt)/Pd] multilayer thin films (40) comprise a substrate (26), an optional underlayer (110) including a crystallographically textured layer (114) of Pt and a crystallographically textured layer (116) of Pd, and several quadlayers (42) of Pt, Co, and Pd forming a periodic array (43) in the direction of the normal to the substrate (26). Each quadlayer (42) of the periodic array (43) typically comprises a first layer (44) of Pt atoms approximately one to two atomic monolayers thick, a layer (46) of Co between one and three atomic monolayers thick, a second layer (48) of Pt of substantially the same thickness as the first layer (44) of Pt, and a layer (50) of Pd that is at least as thick as the Pt layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Gerardo A. Bertero, Robert Sinclair
  • Patent number: 5657381
    Abstract: Apparatus for efficiently routing facsimiles to and from a plurality of facsimile devices (62, 64, 66). At least one BRI line (16) is coupled to several ISDN terminals (21-28). At least one multiplexer (31, 32) is coupled to the outputs of the terminals (21-28). A fax server (50) is coupled to the outputs of the multiplexers (31, 32), typically via fax process computers (41, 42). Coupled to the fax server (50) are a plurality of facsimile devices (62, 64, 66), each having a unique fax number. A given facsimile device (62, 64, 66) may send or receive more than one facsimile simultaneously by means of programming its fax number into more than one terminal (21-28) address. A terminal (21-28) may be coupled to more than one multiplexer (31, 32). Multiple BRI lines (16) may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Dirk Hughes-Hartogs
  • Patent number: 5644710
    Abstract: A multi-component system for linking a user to a product or service provider includes a user processing device, a storage device, and a provider device. The storage device stores provider-specific application software, user-specific data, and a file management program. The storage device and the processing device are coupled to each other to form a user device which communicates with the provider device. Under direction of the file management program, the processing device carries out a recognition methodology which determines whether the processing device and the storage device are authorized to operate with each other. This aspect of the system makes it possible to render the storage device operable only with a specific user processing device, referred to as the principal processing device. This, in turn, reduces the possibility of fraud since the storage device cannot be used without the principal processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Assignee: ETA Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: William Cedric Johnson, Donald L. Marx
  • Patent number: 5627639
    Abstract: An imaging spectrometer that includes a mask (214) that has an array of n rows (302) and n columns (304) of transmissive elements (306) for transmitting the light from a plurality of locations of an image and of opaque elements (308) for blocking light from a plurality of locations of the image. The transmissive and opaque elements are arranged in a Hadamard pattern having rows (and columns) that are different cyclic iterations of an m-sequence. A grating (110) disperses the transmitted light from the transmissive elements (306) in a linear spatial relationship in a predetermined relationship to the wavelength of the transmitted light. A detector array (406) has a plurality of detector elements (408) arranged in a row to receive the dispersed transmitted light from the grating (110). Each detector element (408) provides an intensity signal indicative of the intensity of the light impinging thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen B. Mende, Edward S. Claflin
  • Patent number: 5627674
    Abstract: Lens systems (8, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58) with first and second rigid lens elements and a liquid lens element therebetween are provided. The first and second rigid lens elements (10, 11; 20, 21; 30, 31; 40, 41; 50, 51; 60, 61) and the liquid lens elements (16, 26, 36, 46, 56, 66) co-act with each other to cause the lens system to have substantially diffraction limited performance over a continuous ultraviolet wavelength band, wherein the first and second rigid lens elements and the liquid lens element are configured and positioned with respect to each other according to a selection of particular designs and design forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul N. Robb
  • Patent number: 5625707
    Abstract: Pattern recognition, for instance optical character recognition, is achieved by training a neural network, scanning an image, segmenting the image to detect a pattern, preprocessing the detected pattern, and applying the preprocessed detected pattern to the trained neural network. The preprocessing includes determining a centroid of the pattern and centrally positioning the centroid in a frame containing the pattern. The training of the neural network includes randomly displacing template patterns within frames before applying the template patterns to the neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Canon Inc.
    Inventors: Thanh A. Diep, Hadar I. Avi-Itzhak, Harry T. Garland
  • Patent number: 5619574
    Abstract: A multi-component system for linking a user to a product or service provider includes a user processing device, a storage device, and a provider device. The storage device stores provider-specific application software, user-specific data, and a file management program. The storage device and the processing device are coupled to each other to form a user device which communicates with the provider device. Under direction of the file management program, the processing device carries out a recognition methodology which determines whether the processing device and the storage device are authorized to operate with each other. This aspect of the system makes it possible to render the storage device operable only with a specific user processing device, referred to as the principal processing device. This, in turn, reduces the possibility of fraud since the storage device cannot be used without the principal processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Assignee: ETA Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: William C. Johnson, Donald L. Marx
  • Patent number: 5612786
    Abstract: A method for measuring the contours (30) of a three-dimensional object (4); and a method for calibrating an optical system (2, 8). The object (4) is placed into the field of view of the optical system (2, 8). The optical system (2, 8) is activated to obtain a set of data giving a phase (x.sub.t) at each of a plurality of pixels corresponding to the object (4). The phases (x.sub.t) are unwrapped, e.g., by a method of ordered phase unwrapping. The unwrapped phases are converted into a set of three-dimensional coordinates (x.sub.s, y.sub.s, z.sub.s) of the object (4) for each of the pixels. These coordinates (x.sub.s, y.sub.s, z.sub.s) can be portrayed on a display of a computer (10). The method for calibrating the optical system (2, 8) shares several common steps with the above method. In addition, coordinates of a test calibration fixture (38, 46) are first mechanically measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward D. Huber, Rick A. Williams, Dean M. Shough, Osuk Y. Kwon, Rebecca L. Welling
  • Patent number: 5610980
    Abstract: A multi-component system for linking a user to a product or service provider includes a user processing device, a storage device, and a provider device. The storage device stores provider-specific application software, user-specific data, and a file management program. The storage device and the processing device are coupled to each other to form a user device which communicates with the provider device. Under direction of the file management program, the processing device carries out a recognition methodology which determines whether the processing device and the storage device are authorized to operate with each other. This aspect of the system makes it possible to render the storage device operable only with a specific user processing device, referred to as the principal processing device. This, in turn, reduces the possibility of fraud since the storage device cannot be used without the principal processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: ETA Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: William C. Johnson, Charles C. McMullen
  • Patent number: 5610771
    Abstract: A non-deviating prism system (40) and method provides continuously variable dispersion of light with limited deviation. Light is dispersed in a prism arrangement which includes a selected liquid filled in the spaces between adjacent prism elements (41, 51). The indices of refraction and the apex angles of the prisms (41, 51) and the intervening liquid are set to limited deviation according to predetermined relationship. The prisms are mounted near the edges of mutually insertable tubes (62, 64) and a refractive liquid is secured in a containment space bounded by the prism elements (41, 51).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert D. Sigler
  • Patent number: 5605455
    Abstract: The kiln with displaceable frames, designed to contain also manufactured articles of considerable mass avoiding any direct contact between them and the motor rollers which causes thickenings, is provided with a formation of short transverse, non-through, rollers (22), distributed in two opposite rows to define at least one plate of transport, said rollers extending in an overhanging manner towards the inside of the lateral walls of the kiln; a loading frame (28), rectangular or square, constituted by a pair of stringers (29) connected rotationally to the internal ends of said rollers and interconnected by transverse elements (30) for supporting the manufactured articles to be treated, is introduced into the kiln and guided by lateral surfaces; the kiln is used in industries in which drying or firing of manufactured articles, for instance ceramic articles such as sanitary apparatus, is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Assignee: Mori S.p.A.
    Inventor: Carlo Melotti
  • Patent number: 5606690
    Abstract: Method and system for selectively retrieving information contained in a stored document set using a metric-based or "fuzzy" finite-state non-deterministic automaton. An automaton is constructed (501) corresponding to a text string query, text strings are read (502) from storage and corresponding dissimilarity values are generated (505). Those strings resulting in values less than a given threshold are recorded (508) and listed for the user. Dissimilarity values are determined based on penalties associated with missing characters, extra characters, incorrect characters, and other differences between the text string query and a text string read from storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Assignee: Canon Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Hunter, Michael G. Roberts, Harry T. Garland
  • Patent number: 5604800
    Abstract: A multi-component system for linking a user to a product or service provider includes a user processing device, a storage device, and a provider device. The storage device stores provider-specific application software, user-specific data, and a file management program. The storage device and the processing device are coupled to each other to form a user device which communicates with the provider device. Under direction of the file management program, the processing device carries out a recognition methodology which determines whether the processing device and the storage device are authorized to operate with each other. This aspect of the system makes it possible to render the storage device operable only with a specific user processing device, referred to as the principal processing device. This, in turn, reduces the possibility of fraud since the storage device cannot be used without the principal processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Assignee: ETA Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: William C. Johnson, Charles C. McMullen
  • Patent number: 5600835
    Abstract: Method and system for selectively retrieving information contained in a stored document set using a non-literal, or "fuzzy", search strategy. A text string query is transmitted (200) to a computer processor, and a dissimilarity value D.sub.i is assigned (208) to selected ones of stored text strings representative of information contained in a stored document set, based upon a first set of rules (106). A set of retrieved text strings representative of stored information and related to the text string query is generated (212), based upon a second set of rules (107). Each of the retrieved text strings has an associated dissimilarity value D.sub.i, which is a function of at least one rule R.sub.n from the first set of rules (106) used to retrieve the text string and a weight value w.sub.n associated with that rule R.sub.n. The retrieved text strings are displayed (216) preferably in an order based on their associated dissimilarity value D.sub.i.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: Canon Inc.
    Inventors: Harry T. Garland, Kenneth M. Hunter, Michael G. Roberts, Hadar I. Avi-Itzhak
  • Patent number: 5598488
    Abstract: An object movement estimator (400) predicts optical flow by estimating changes in sensed images using one-dimensional correlations. Sensed image portions are stored at a first instant of time and compared with sensed image portions at a second instant of time. An optimal flow is estimated by performing a one-dimensional correlation of the sensed image portions at the first and second instants of time, and a time-to-contact is estimated based on the predicted optical flow thus obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Technopolis CSATA Novus Ortus
    Inventors: Tomaso Poggio, John G. Harris, Nicola Ancona
  • Patent number: 5592602
    Abstract: A multimedia authoring program includes a multimedia effect tool for applying and controlling direction of motion, visual, and sound effects for multimedia objects, including text, graphics, and the like, in a multimedia art work. The tool provides a set of palettes, each including a plurality of icons representing different motion and visual effects. The effects are applied to an object in each of a number of time segments that partition the overall duration of the object. The time segments can be enlarged or reduced as desired. For some time segments, including an entry and an exit time segment, there is an associated motion direction and visual effect palette. The motion direction palette allows selection of an icon representing a particular motion that is applied to the object during the runtime of the multimedia art work, whereby the object moves in the selected direction during the associated time segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: Macromedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Edmunds, Kenneth E. MacKenzie, Joseph Dunn, A. Gordon Smith, J. Paul Kase
  • Patent number: 5570238
    Abstract: A thermally compensating lens mount (40) comprises an axially symmetric housing (42) that is formed from an inner layer of a first material (44) having a low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) to an outer layer of a second material (46) having a high CTE. The longitudinal cross-section of the housing (42) has a barrel shaped geometry along the symmetry axis (47) so that differential thermal expansion of the first and second materials (44, 46) decreases the length of the housing (42) along its axis of symmetry (47) by an amount determined by the CTEs of the inner and outer layers (44, 46), their thicknesses, and the geometry of the barrel shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Assignee: Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc.
    Inventor: David F. Leary
  • Patent number: 5561526
    Abstract: A measurement device or system (11) for determining features of a three-dimensional object (20) from two-dimensional images includes a projector (27) for projecting a pattern (73) upon the object (20), at least one imager (17, 19) for obtaining multiple sets of image data of the illuminated object (20) and a processor (47) for obtaining a three-dimensional image (81) of the object (20) from the multiple sets of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward D. Huber, Rick A. Williams
  • Patent number: 5560010
    Abstract: A process for automatically generating declaration statements from the external definitions (I, II) of a source file (12). The process identifies the data-type identifiers of an external declaration (I, II, IV, V), converts user-selected data-type identifiers into data-type keywords, and stores them in a first memory location (38, 50). Object declarators of the external declaration are also identified and stored in a second memory location (49, 50). External declarations that are external definitions are identified and a declaration statement for each external definition is written to an EXTERN or STATIC include file using the stored data-type identifiers and object declarators. External declarations that are typedef declarations are identified and an entry is generated in a symbol table for converting user-selected data-type identifiers to data-type keywords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony J. Albert