Patents Represented by Attorney Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Patent number: 7678037
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of making a bag from a foldable pattern, comprising: a) inserting the foldable pattern into an assembly machine; b) placing a series of glue spots on designated surfaces of the pattern; c) folding the foldable pattern, in a sequence such that the resulting product is a finished bag with a glued bottom; and d) exiting the finished bag from the assembly machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Mark Campbell
  • Patent number: 7668397
    Abstract: A new approach to objective quality assessment of DCT-coded video sequences, with or without a reference is proposed. The system is comprised of a proprietary segmentation algorithm, a feature extraction process and a nonlinear feed-forward-type neural network for feature analysis. The methods mimic function of the human visual system (HVS): A neural network training algorithm is used for determining the optimal network weights and biases for both system modes of operation. The proposed method allows for assessment of DCT-coded video sequences without the original source being available (pseudo-reference mode). The pseudo-reference mode is also comprised of a proprietary DCT-coded video (MPEG) noise reducer (MNR), co-pending patent application No. 60/592,143.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Algolith Inc.
    Inventors: Chon Tam Le Dinh, François Rossignol, Hong Thai Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7665771
    Abstract: A flexible header joint for a high performance automobile is provided, wherein the first end of the joint receives a header collector and the second end of the joint receives an exhaust pipe. A cylindrical clamp maintains the joint in position to the header collector, the clamp having three spring retainers circumferentially positioned around the clamp. When the automobile is in motion, the clamp allows for the header to twist and rotate relative to the exhaust pipe while still maintaining the seal and thus preventing leakage of exhaust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventor: Jerry Roos
  • Patent number: 7662406
    Abstract: A chewable softgel capsule configured for encasing orally ingestible articles. The chewable soft capsule is provided with an outer shell composition which comprises at least one gelatin in a range of 20% to 60% of the total weight of the shell composition, at least one plasticizer in an amount selected to render flexible the outer shell composition, an anti-tacking agent in an amount selected to render the outer shell composition non-sticky, and water. In one embodiment the chewable soft capsule further comprises at least one starch in a range of 0.1% to 35% of the total weight of the shell composition. The chewable softgel capsule is suitable for encasing therein medicines, pharmaceutical compositions, nutraceuticals, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Viva Pharmaceutical Inc.
    Inventors: Xueju Xie, Yu-Lung Ko, Chien-Kuang Ko, Jason Jiang-Chung Ko
  • Patent number: 7654298
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for removing a flexible floor covering from a floor. The apparatus has a frame supported on a plurality of castors and a roller supported on the frame for rotational motion substantially parallel to the floor. A drive assembly is coupled to the roller for driving same. A plurality of gripping members are carried on the roller for grippingly engaging a portion of the flexible floor covering and a grip releasing means functioning as a wedge placed between the flexible floor covering and the gripping members is provided to prevent floor covering from winding about the roller as the apparatus is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Inventor: Raynald Goupil
  • Patent number: 7644906
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for winding an elongate strap onto a winch. The winch has a hub member to which may be coupled the strap winding apparatus and a reel element fixed to the hub member about which may be wound the elongate strap. The strap winding apparatus has a protective housing and a winding assembly at least partially retained within the housing. The winding assembly includes a coupling ring sized to fit over the hub member for selective mating therewith and a spool assembly. The spool assembly has a spool member mounted in surrounding relation with the coupling ring, a cord which may be wound about the spool member and which may be pulled to urge rotation of the spool member in a first direction, and a torsion spring member connected to both the housing and the spool member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: 9182-9622 Quebec Inc.
    Inventor: Marquis Rodrigue
  • Patent number: 7617561
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of vehicle snow clearing systems and more specifically, to an apparatus for clearing snow and ice from the roof or top surface of a commercial vehicle such as, a tractor trailer. The apparatus includes at least one upright member with a longitudinal axis and a lifting carriage assembly coupled to the at least one upright member for movement along the longitudinal axis thereof. A carriage driving assembly is operatively connected to the lifting carriage assembly and the lifting frame for selectively moving the lifting carriage assembly along the longitudinal axis of the at least one upright member. Also provided is a snow clearing assembly carried by the lifting carriage assembly and positionable on the roof or top surface of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: 6954901 Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Couture
  • Patent number: 7612712
    Abstract: A distributed orbit and propagation method for use in a predicted GPS or GNSS system, which includes a predicted GPS server (PGPS Server), a source of high accuracy orbit predictions (Orbit Server), a global reference network (GRN Server) providing real-time GPS or GNSS assistance data to the PGPS Server, a predicted GPS client (PGPS Client) running on a device equipped with a GPS or AGPS chipset. In response to requests from the PGPS Client, the PGPS Server produces and disseminates an initial seed dataset consisting of current satellite orbit state vectors and orbit propagation model coefficients. This seed dataset enables the PGPS Client to locally predict and propagate satellite orbits to a desired future time. This predictive assistance in turn helps accelerate Time To First Fix (TTFF), optimize position solution calculations and improve the sensitivity of the GPS chip present on, or coupled with, the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: RX Networks Inc.
    Inventors: James W LaMance, Maria Eagen, Guylain Roy-MacHabee
  • Patent number: 7610339
    Abstract: A system is provided for the verified exchange of messages through an electronic message exchange system and for the verified archiving of such messages. More particularly, the message format of an initiating message, and optionally of subsequent messages in the exchange of messages, is structured to command the recipient of the message to accept or to express a lack of acceptance of the content of the transmitted message, or to reply in some other structured manner. The entirety of an exchange of messages between two (or more) parties, including the acceptance or non-acceptance of content at any stage of the exchange, is recorded in the secure archives of an authenticator, which facility can verify the authenticity, sequence, date, time and content of and parties to any exchange of messages sent within the inventive system, including acceptance or non-acceptance of content of a given message at any stage of the exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Datawitness Online Ltd.
    Inventors: Glynis Winfield Evans, Vicki Kathleen Auerbach
  • Patent number: 7602266
    Abstract: Microelectromechanical (MEMS) structures and switches employing movable actuators wherein particular ones of which move perpendicular to an underlying substrate and particular others move in a direction substantially parallel to the underlying substrate thereby providing more positive actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Réseaux MEMS, Société en commandite
    Inventors: Stephane Menard, Jun Lu, Nicolas Gonon
  • Patent number: 7595574
    Abstract: A polyphasic multi-coil generator includes a drive shaft, at least first and second rotors rigidly mounted on the drive shaft so as to simultaneously synchronously rotate with rotation of the drive shaft, and at least one stator sandwiched between the first and second rotors. A stator array on the stator has an array of electrically conductive coils mounted to the stator in a first angular orientation about the drive shaft. The rotors each have an array of magnets which are circumferentially equally spaced around the rotor and located at the same radially spacing with respect to the centre of the rotor and the drive shaft at a first angular orientation relative to the drive shaft. The arrays of magnets on adjacent rotors are off-set by an angular offset relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Exro Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Gale Ritchey
  • Patent number: 7562619
    Abstract: The present invention generally pertains to a single ram baler having a preflap assembly and a shear blade assembly. More specifically, the single ram baler of the present invention comprises a preflap assembly operable to pre-compact recycled material of smaller size in a compaction chamber of the baler to improve density properties of the bales produced therewith and to increase the efficiency of the baler. The baler is also operable with recycled material of large dimensions by operating the shear blades assembly without using the preflap assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Industries Machinex Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fortier, Marc Massé
  • Patent number: D591689
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: MuxLab Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Assaraf, Marc Bohbot
  • Patent number: D593006
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Societe en commandite Stationnement de Montreal
    Inventor: Michel Dallaire
  • Patent number: D595618
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Société en commandite Stationnement de Montréal
    Inventor: Michel Dallaire
  • Patent number: D595646
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Société en commandite Stationnement de Montréal
    Inventor: Michel Dallaire
  • Patent number: D596038
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: MA Signature Vodka Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Lucia, Frank Sicurella
  • Patent number: D597896
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Société en commandite Stationnement de Montréal
    Inventor: Michel Dallaire
  • Patent number: D600201
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Société de vélo en libre-service
    Inventor: Michel Dallaire
  • Patent number: D610329
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventor: Sheri Prechel