Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Erik B. Cherdak
  • Patent number: 6658419
    Abstract: System and method for facilitating a windowed content manifestation environment within a world wide web (WWW) browser client. The system and method include and involve a server system that is configured to serve a software system and associated content via an electronic data network such as the Internet and WWW. Also included and involved is a web browser client (web browser software application) operating within a data processing system that is coupled to said server system via the electronic data network and which instantiates a content manifestation environment (e.g., a dynamic screen display environment within the data processing system). The web browser client is operative to receive the software system and the associated content via the server system, to process the software system and the associated content to produce at least one window object within the content manifestation environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Simple.Com
    Inventor: Sandro Pasquali
  • Patent number: 6640055
    Abstract: Camera having a built-in and self-contained flash sub-assembly. The camera includes a body having a movable cover member, and a flash device for illuminating a subject to be imaged. The flash device includes a light emitting unit, a capacitor for supplying electric current to the light emitting unit to emit a flash of light, and a step-up circuit which, in accordance with a power source such as a battery, etc., charges the capacitor. The light emitting unit, the capacitor, and the step-up circuit are disposed in the moveable cover member of the body. The flash sub-assembly also may be disposed within a pop-up/out flash type unit supported by a camera body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoki Nishimura, Hidenori Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 6636856
    Abstract: System and method for facilitating a windowed content manifestation environment within a world wide web (WWW) browser client. The system and method include and involve a server system that is configured to serve a software system and associated content via an electronic data network such as the Internet and WWW. Also included and involved is a web browser client (web browser software application) operating within a data processing system that is coupled to said server system via the electronic data network and which instantiates a content manifestation environment. The web browser client is operative to receive the software system and the associated content via the server system, to process the software system and the associated content to produce at least one window object within the content manifestation environment. The generated window object(s) are each associated with a set of controllable attributes and are configured to manifest at least a portion of the associated content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Simple.Com Inc.
    Inventor: Sandro Pasquali
  • Patent number: 6535593
    Abstract: System and method for facilitating consolidated billing within a converging telecommunications network. The system and method include and involve a network resource control facility communicating with and controlling a plurality of network resources within a merged telecommunications network to deliver at least one merged communications service. Each network resource is configured to provide a communications function and to generate corresponding billing data. The network resource control facility is configured to consolidate the billing data from at least one network resource from the plurality of network resources in real-time related to at least one telecommunications service provided within said telecommunications network to generate consolidated billing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Simplified Development Corp.
    Inventor: James P. Cashiola
  • Patent number: 6535882
    Abstract: A network client configured to operate within a data processing system and to receive content from a remote server system to facilitate a windowed content manifestation environment. The network client includes and involves a content retrieval module configured to receive content from a network server system via an electronic data network, and a processing engine coupled to the content retrieval module configured to operate a content manifestation environment within the data processing system, and to process the content to produce at least one window object within the content manifestation environment. The window object is configured to manifest at least a portion of the content therein. The window object corresponds to at least one executable program object and is controlled by the processing engine without requiring the content manifestation environment to be refreshed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Wired Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Sandro Pasquali
  • Patent number: 6519589
    Abstract: New and improved systems and methods for generating and facilitating registration and transfer of available domain names. The systems and methods include and involve a data storage facility for storing at least one adjunct term for use in generating at least one registerable domain name, and a processor arrangement which is coupled to the data storage facility and which is configured to be accessed by a user system via an electronic data network, to receive at least one root term from the user system, to concatenate at least one root term with at least one adjunct term to generate at least one candidate domain name, to query a data source to determine if the candidate domain name(s) is available for registration and/or transfer, and to notify the user system of the candidate domain name(s) when the same are available for registration and/or transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: RareDomains.com
    Inventors: Michael Mann, Ronald Fitzherbert
  • Patent number: 6434563
    Abstract: A network client such as a WWW browser configured to facilitate a windowed content manifestation environment (CME) which is configured to operate within a data processing system and to receive content from a remote server system to facilitate a windowed content manifestation environment. In particular, the customized WWW browser application includes a content retrieval module configured to receive content from a network server system via an electronic data network, and a processing engine coupled to the content retrieval module. The processing engine is configured to provide a content manifestation environment within the data processing system, and to process the content to produce at least one corresponding window object within the content manifestation environment. The corresponding window object(s) are configured to manifest at least a portion of the content therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Simple.Com, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandro Pasquali, Christopher Mark Gibson
  • Patent number: 6397012
    Abstract: Camera having a built-in and self-contained flash sub-assembly. The camera includes a body having a movable cover member, and a flash device for illuminating a subject to be imaged. The flash device includes a light emitting unit, a capacitor for supplying electric current to the light emitting unit to emit a flash of light, and a step-up circuit which, in accordance with a power source such as a battery, etc., charges the capacitor. The light emitting unit, the capacitor, and the step-up circuit are disposed in the moveable cover member of the body. The flash sub-assembly also may be disposed within a pop-up/out flash type unit supported by a camera body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoki Nishimura, Hidenori Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 6365897
    Abstract: Electron beam type inspection device for generating images of specimens (e.g., silicon wafers, etc.) includes an electron gun which emits an electron beam, an electron beam optical system which causes the electron beam to form an irradiation region on a surface of a specimen, a detector which detects at least one of second order electrons and reflected electrons reflected by the irradiation region, a projection optical system projecting the second order electrons and the reflected electrons onto a detection surface within the detector. The second order electrons and the reflected electrons correspond to an observation region within the irradiation region. The inspection device also includes a magnification controller which controls the size of the observation region and the magnification of the projection optical system, and an irradiation controller which controls the current density of the irradiation region based on the size of the observation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Muneki Hamashima, Akihiro Goto, Hiroshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 6364440
    Abstract: A plastic vanity and method for making the same. The vanity includes a base having two side walls, a bottom member forming a shelf inside the base, a rear brace member, a front brace member, and a front opening disposed between the front brace member and the bottom member. The two side walls, the bottom member, the rear brace member, and the front brace member are constructed from a plastic material. The vanity also includes a door swingably mounted to the base and which is configured to cover the front opening. The door, like the base, is constructed from the plastic material. The vanity also has a top opening disposed at the top thereof which is configured to receive a sink top or other surface structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Edward Donahue
  • Patent number: 6343377
    Abstract: A system and method for manifesting content received via the Internet by an automatic data processing system includes and involves a content retrieval module for retrieving content from the Internet. The content is arranged to be manifested by the automatic data processing system. Also included and involved is a content manifestation module that is coupled to the content retrieval module. The content manifestation module is operable to receive a replaceable software delegate during its operation, and to manifest the content within the automatic data processing system in accordance with the replaceable software delegate. The replaceable software delegate controls the manifestation of the content by the content manifestation module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: Netscape Communications Corp.
    Inventors: Rick Gessner, Peter S. Linss, Kipp E. B. Hickman, Troy Chevalier
  • Patent number: 6342943
    Abstract: An exposure apparatus and methods for making and using the same. The exposure apparatus includes at least one projection optical system which projects illuminating light, a substrate stage which supports a substrate to be exposed by the illuminating light and which includes a first plurality of reference marks. The exposure apparatus also includes a mask stage which supports a mask that includes a mask pattern to be projected onto the substrate by at least one projection optical system. The mask further includes a second plurality of reference marks intended to correspond to the first plurality of reference marks. The second plurality of reference marks is integrally formed with the mask pattern. The projection optical system(s) project illuminating light based on the mask pattern and the second plurality of reference marks to produce a projected image corresponding to the mask pattern and a plurality of projected images corresponding to the second plurality of reference marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Kei Nara
  • Patent number: 6341011
    Abstract: An exposure apparatus and methods for making and using the same. The exposure apparatus includes at least one projection optical system which projects illuminating light, a substrate stage which supports a substrate to be exposed by the illuminating light and which includes a first plurality of reference marks. The exposure apparatus also includes a mask stage which supports a mask that includes a mask pattern to be projected onto the substrate by at least one projection optical system. The mask further includes a second plurality of reference marks intended to correspond to the first plurality of reference marks. The second plurality of reference marks is integrally formed with the mask pattern. The projection optical system(s) project illuminating light based on the mask pattern and the second plurality of reference marks to produce a projected image corresponding to the mask pattern and a plurality of projected images corresponding to the second plurality of reference marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Kei Nara
  • Patent number: 6321209
    Abstract: System and method for providing a dynamic advertising content manifestation window within a windows based content manifestation environment provided within a web browser. The system and method include and involve an server system configured to transmit a software system and data related to a advertising content source via an electronic data network. Also included and involved is a web browser client operating within a data processing system that is coupled to the server system via the electronic data network. The web browser provides a content manifestation environment. The web browser client is operative to receive the software system and the data via the server system, to process the software system and the data to produce a window object within the content manifestation environment provided by the web browser client. The window object is configured to dynamically manifest therein advertising content received from the advertising content source in accordance with the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Wired Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Sandro Pasquali
  • Patent number: 6311017
    Abstract: A waterproof housing for housing a device that is adapted to receive a sub-assembly. The waterproof housing includes a body having a wall. The wall includes an aperture. The aperture has dimensions corresponding to the sub-assembly. The aperture provides operative access to the device to allow it to receive the sub-assembly through the aperture. The waterproof housing is suitable for housing devices that may have compartments or portions which are to receive corresponding sub-assemblies. Such devices include, but are not limited to, film-based cameras that utilize film cartridges, digital imaging cameras that utilize replaceable data storage modules (RAM cards, magnetic media such as diskettes, etc.), video cameras that utilize magnetic tape cassettes, and devices that utilize batteries maintained in battery compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Ryuichi Mori
  • Patent number: 6298341
    Abstract: New and improved systems and methods for generating and facilitating registration and transfer of available domain names. The systems and methods include and involve a data storage facility for storing at least one adjunct term for use in generating at least one registerable domain name, and a processor arrangement which is coupled to the data storage facility and which is configured to be accessed by a user system via an electronic data network, to receive at least one root term from the user system, to concatenate at least one root term with at least one adjunct term to generate at least one candidate domain name, to query a data source to determine if the candidate domain name(s) is available for registration and/or transfer, and to notify the user system of the candidate domain name(s) when the same are available for registration and/or transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: Raredomains.com, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Mann, Ronald Fitzherbert
  • Patent number: 6292554
    Abstract: System and method for communicating with and controlling disparate telecommunications devices in a telecommunications network. The system and method include and involve a first telecommunications device configured to communicate within a telecommunications network according to a first messaging format, a second telecommunications device configured to communicate within the telecommunications network according to a second messaging format, and an interfacing facility. The interfacing facility communicates with the first and second telecommunications devices via the telecommunications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Simplified Telesys
    Inventors: Gene Oden, Trevor Baca
  • Patent number: 6287021
    Abstract: Apparatus such as a flexible printed circuit board (FPC) for coupling two electronic components that are configured to move relative to each other such as within a multi-part slide-open type camera, multi-part micro-scope, a scanner device, etc., that includes a first end configured to be coupled to a first electronic component, a flexible connecting member emanating from the first end, and a second end at which the connecting member terminates and which is used to connect the flexible connecting member to a second electronic component. The connecting member includes a component surface used to communicate electrical signals between the fist electronic component and the second electronic component. The flexible connecting member has a shape that permits it to extend and retract in directions substantially perpendicular to the component surface. The shape also permits the flexible connecting member to be maintained in a single plane when in a fully retracted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Katoh, Hidenori Miyamoto, Tadashi Otani, Tomoki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 6195153
    Abstract: Scanning type exposure device that includes a projection optical system having a plurality of projection optical system modules configured to facilitate projection exposure of a pattern onto a photosensitive substrate based on a mask. The projection optical system modules are configured to be individually adjusted based on a displacement characteristic related to the mask. Also disclosed are methods of manufacturing and using the scanning type exposure device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Shimizu
  • Patent number: 6181322
    Abstract: A mouse for use with an automatic data processing system having a display device for displaying objects. The mouse is configured to be operated by movement of an operator's hand and includes a positioning system for controlling a position of a pointer within the display device of the automatic data processing system. The mouse also includes a selection button for selecting an object displayed within the display device and which is pointed to by the pointer. The selection button is configured to generate a signal to be processed by the automatic data processing system. The selection button is operable in accordance with movement of a palm section of the operator's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Netscape Communications Corp.
    Inventor: Amit Nanavati