Patents Represented by Attorney Fay Sharpe LLP
  • Patent number: 8350397
    Abstract: Switching control systems and methods are presented for controlling power conversion systems to provide electrical power to a grid or other load in which a synchronous machine is driven by a wind turbine or other prime mover to provide generator power to a switching type current source converter (CSC), with a current source rectifier (CSR) of the CSC being switched to provide d-axis control of the synchronous machine current based on grid power factor feedback, and with a current source inverter (CSI) of the CSC being switched to provide leading firing angle control and selective employment of dumping resists to dissipate excess generator energy in a fault mode when a grid voltage drops below a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongqiang Lang, Navid Reza Zargari, Manish Pande, Bin Wu
  • Patent number: 8352857
    Abstract: Reference identification and resolution identifies reference text fragments in a document and associates referenced object text fragments in the document with the identified reference text fragments. Reference profiles are abstracted from the document. Each reference profile specifies at least a reference number and an object type identifier. A reference profile is paired with an object text fragment of the document containing the reference number of the reference profile. The pairing is repeated to associate reference profiles with object text fragments. A reference text fragment of the document satisfying one of the reference profiles is associated with the object text fragment paired with the satisfied reference profile. The associating is repeated to associate reference text fragments of the document with object text fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Katja Filippova, Herve Dejean
  • Patent number: 8351084
    Abstract: A mechanism for providing edge enhancement or attenuation in a vector error diffusion process includes warping a marking decision color space as a function of at least one pixel value of a target pixel. The warping changes the membership of sets of error modified pixel values associated particular sets of marking. The warping is controlled by a function of pixel values of a target pixel from an input image. Therefore, the warping is constant for uniform portions of the image. Since pixel values change at edges or where colors change, a mechanism is provided for the presence of edges to influence the vector error diffusion process. Selection of the function by which the marking decision color space is warped provides a means for controlling the aggressiveness of the edge enhancement or attenuation. Equivalent processing includes warping or adjusting error modified pixel values according to corresponding functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Edgar A. Bernal, Robert P. Loce
  • Patent number: 8348912
    Abstract: The present application discloses a new and novel system and apparatus for improving the accuracy with which a person may apply eye drops to their own eye. The apparatus holds a bottle of eye drops at a fixed and certain distance above the eye, beside the nose, and below the forehead brow such that the user may easily apply eye drops consistently to one particular portion of their own eye. The apparatus sits on the nasion of the nose using a nasal bridge device and also rests on two pillars that are placed on the user's forehead. Used in such a manner, the apparatus facilitates one-handed eye drop application, facilitates both non-visual alignment and oblique alignment, and reduces reflective blinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Anakin LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Rehkemper, David T. Tse, Steven Rehkemper, Brad D. Simons, Jay Tapper
  • Patent number: 8350069
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for reacting a natural oil with a short chain alcohol in the presence of alkaline catalyst, in which a mixture of natural oil, short chain alcohol and alkaline catalyst is fed in one direction along a pipe reactor under transitional or turbulent conditions, so that the reactants are mixed in a direction normal to the flow direction to a greater degree than in a direction parallel to the flow direction or so that the reactants are mixed in a direction normal to the flow direction, such that the time taken for 90% of the elements of fluid to pass through the reactor is within 20% of the mean residence time of reactant in the reactor. There is also provided a ship, comprising means for storing a raw material used in the synthesis of biodiesel, a plant for the synthesis of biodiesel and means for storing the biodiesel synthesized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Renewable Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Owen Matthew Davies, Richard David Jackson
  • Patent number: 8351688
    Abstract: A system categorizes one or more objects based at least in part upon one or more characteristics associated therewith. A first classifier includes a rule set to determine if each of the one or more objects meets or exceeds a quality threshold. A second classifier, orthogonal to the first classifier, includes a rule set to determine if each of the one or more objects meets or exceeds a quality threshold. In one embodiment, the quality threshold associated with the first classifier and the quality threshold associated with the second classifier are less than a predetermined target threshold. The result for each object of the first classifier is compared to the result of the second classifier. The object is categorized if the result of the first classifier and the result of the second classifier match. The object is uncategorized if the result of the first classifier does not match the result of the second classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Scott Robert Hancock, Francois Ragnet, Damien Cramet
  • Patent number: 8351075
    Abstract: A print mediator includes an interface module which serves as an interface for a document to be submitted for printing. The interface module communicates with an associated printing infrastructure for acquiring color rendering information for a print queue of the printing infrastructure. A reviewing application receives the acquired color rendering information and generates a visual representation of a document to be submitted for printing based thereon. Problems relating to color rendering by the printing infrastructure are detected and proposals for correction are presented to the submitter by the reviewing application. The user can review the proposals and accept or reject them as well as making annotations on the document. An analogous reviewing application is accessed by the print shop operator to review the document and submitter's annotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Roulland, Jutta K. Willamowski, Tommaso Colombino, David Martin, Jacki O'Neill, Karen M. Braun, Robert J. Rolleston, Mary Ann Sprague, Geoffrey Woolfe
  • Patent number: 8347944
    Abstract: Nano-composite structures are formed by pre-loading carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into at least one of a plurality of channels running the length of a cartridge, placing the pre-loaded cartridge in a piston chamber of a die-casting machine, creating a vacuum therein, and filing the piston chamber with molten metal to soak the pre-loaded cartridge and fill empty cartridge channels. Pressure is applied via the piston to eject the carbon nanotubes and molten metal from the cartridge channels and inject the nano-composite mixture into a rod-shaped die cavity. The internal diameter of the cavity is equal to or less than the final diameter of the nozzle. The nano-composite mixture is cooled to form a solid nano-composite rod having the first predetermined diameter, wherein the carbon nanotubes are aligned in a non-random manner. Furthermore, drawing down the nano-composite rod to smaller diameter wire further disperses the nanotubes along the length of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cleveland State University
    Inventors: Taysir H. Nayfeh, Anita M. Wiederholt
  • Patent number: 8351085
    Abstract: Disclosed are moiré-free color halftoning methods, apparatus and systems to digitally reproduce an original color image. The disclosed embodiments are particularly useful for rendering a color image with a color printing device. According to one exemplary embodiment, an image forming method utilizes three or four rotated hexagonal screens which can include regular shaped hexagon screens or convex tessellated hexagon screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Shen-ge Wang, Robert P. Loce
  • Patent number: 8352405
    Abstract: A sentiment classifier for sentiment classification of content. An aspect classifier is configured to classify content as being related to a particular aspect of information, the aspect classifier incorporating at least a portion of the domain specific sentiment lexicon. A polarity classifier is then configured to classify the content classified by the aspect classifier as having one of a positive sentiment of the particular aspect of information, a negative sentiment of the particular aspect of information or as having no sentiment as to the particular aspect of information. The polarity classifier also incorporating at least a portion of the domain specific sentiment lexicon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Ji Fang, Bi Chen
  • Patent number: 8351840
    Abstract: A printing system comprises a paper path architecture for parallel printing using multiple marking engines. The media path configuration enables all the media feed trays to be located in one place, relative to the marking engines. A cross-over module is located between marking engines. The cross-over module can interleave media sheets that are being transported away from a first marking engine with the sheets being transported to the second marking engine. The cross-over module also includes a straight through path that enables media sheets to be transported directly to a finishing device without going through either marking engine. The marking engines include internal duplex loops such that media can be supplied to each engine in alternate groups. A merge module selectively merges the media which can then be further processed in a finishing transition module prior to communication to a finishing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Barry Paul Mandel, Steven Robert Moore, Injae Choi, Stan Alan Spencer
  • Patent number: 8348469
    Abstract: A string light engine includes a flexible power cord, a heat sink, an IDC terminal, a PCB, and an LED. The flexible power cord includes an electrical wire and an insulating material for the wire. The heat sink attaches to the power cord. The IDC terminal is inserted through the insulating material and electrically communicates with the wire. The PCB is at least partially received in the heat sink. The PCB includes a first surface having circuitry and a second surface opposite the first surface. The circuitry is in electrical communication with the IDC terminal. The second surface is abutted against a surface of the heat sink so that heat is transferred from the LED into the heat sink. The LED mounts to the first surface of the PCB and is in electrical communication with the circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Mrakovich, Jeffrey Nall
  • Patent number: 8351100
    Abstract: A system and method for achieving process spot color consistency using white and CMYK toners is disclosed. The present application employs traditional CMYK using the automated spot color editing approach and enhances this approach by applying a white toner to the printing substrate prior to applying the color. This new and novel method will improve the color printing technology for printing or alternately, applying the application of the white as a distinct separation layer for the color toner separations, on plastics, ceramics, woods, and other such non-paper materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Lalit Keshav Mestha, Grace T. Brewington
  • Patent number: 8352856
    Abstract: A system resizes content within a document that includes a document segmenter that receives a document that contains content. The document segmenter analyzes the content within the document and segments the content into a plurality of object types. An object priority applicator determines a class value associated with each object type. A location scaler identifies a datum point for each object type within the document, wherein each datum point maintains a relative location to one another regardless of document resizing. An object sizing component resizes each object based at least in part upon the class value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Claude S. Fillion, Vishal Monga, Zhigang Fan
  • Patent number: 8345657
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and corresponding device of processing and parsing a to-be-transmitted data packet in a communication network, such as a LTE system. A sub-header that is used for a header portion of a transmitted data packet is generated for each component data packet constituting the transmitted data packet, containing: original data packet ID for indicating an original data packet which the component data packet belongs to; segmentation processing ID for indicating times of segmentation happened to the original data packet in order to the component data packet, and a data segment which said component data packet belongs to after each segmentation; data amount IF for indicating a data amount of a data portion of the data packet. With the technical solution provided by the present invention, the header structure definition of a data packet is optimized, and the transmission resource utilization efficiency is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Tao Yang, Mingli You, Jin Liu, Pingping Wen
  • Patent number: 8341917
    Abstract: An anchoring clip system that includes an anchoring clip that has a top flange portion and a base flange that can be connect to a substructure, and a cap member designed to be inserted over a portion of the roof panels so as to secure the roof panels to the anchoring clip. The anchoring clip system can optionally be designed to allow for fluid flow through or on one or more components of the anchoring clip system. The anchoring clip system can optionally include a locking crown that improves the wind uplift resistance of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Garland Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Resso, George Jones, Ron Nelson, Michael Huber, John Pierson
  • Patent number: 8342340
    Abstract: A merchandising system includes an elongated mounting member selectively securable to an associated shelf. A cooperating member is received on the mounting member, wherein the cooperating member extends rearwardly over the associated shelf. The cooperating member includes an elongated body. An engaging element is mounted to the elongated body and is movable in relation thereto. The engaging element selectively contacts the mounting member in order to selectively secure the cooperating member to the mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fasteners For Retail, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Rataiczak, III, Paul A. Mueller, Daniel J. Kump, Raymond J. Fritz, Richard Alan Williams, Wallace D. Tiller, Jr., Daniel Edward Kustra
  • Patent number: 8345804
    Abstract: A low complexity RACH preamble detector is described herein. The RACH preamble detection algorithm uses the peak detection of the time domain correlation function through frequency domain processing. The frequency domain processing considers the reference signals generated directly from frequency domain CAZAC sequence or time domain CAZAC sequence with DFT conversion. A low-complexity poly-phase LPF along with down sampling is implemented before the FFT to reduce the required length of the long FFT operation N-folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Lei Song, Fang-Chen Cheng, Henry H. Ye
  • Patent number: D673886
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC
    Inventor: Joshua R. Leonard
  • Patent number: D673887
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: FIrestone Industrial Products Company, LLC
    Inventor: Joshua R. Leonard