Patents Represented by Attorney Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
  • Patent number: 8346794
    Abstract: Input data queries directed at a plurality of target databases and originating from any of a plurality of sources are first converted to validated canonical forms, which are then used to query the target databases. Specifically, upon receiving an input data query, a relatively accurate reference database is selected based on the type of the input data. This reference is then queried for the input data with the intent of finding an exact matching record or a near-matching record that can be considered an exact match and thereby validating the input data. Otherwise, the requesting source is instructed to provide a new query. Once having a validated record, it is converted to a canonical form, which is then used to query the target databases intended to be searched. In a further embodiment, multiple reference databases are queried to determine a canonical form of the data or to determine multiple canonical forms of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: TTI Inventions C LLC
    Inventors: Kong Eng Cheng, Munir Cochinwala, Dennis E. Egan, Benjamin W. Falchuk, Chiao-Wei Lee, John R. Wullert, II
  • Patent number: 8345830
    Abstract: An audio indication of a recipient for a message is received, the message to be sent by a user to the recipient. An electronic database is searched for the recipient. When the recipient is found in the electronic database, information is determined from the electronic database concerning the recipient. An audio prompt is formed including at least some of the information concerning the recipient that was obtained from the electronic database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyoko Takeda, Theodore R Booth, III, Jason Clement
  • Patent number: 8345010
    Abstract: A movable barrier operator system operational component includes an integral display comprising at least one of a numeric display, an alphanumeric display, and a graphics display. The display can comprise an active display or an active interactive display and can further operate in conjunction with adjacent user-input interface opportunities. So configured, numerous user interface events can be highly leveraged to contribute to ease of installation and ease and reliability of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Fitzgibbon, Robert Daniel-Wayman, Eric Gregori, Robert J. Olmsted, Eric J. Robb
  • Patent number: 8345846
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a telephony communication interface device. The device includes a communication transceiver configured to communicate with a remote system via a predetermined communication channel. A control circuit is coupled to the communication transceiver. The control circuit is configured to determine a device operating mode status based on communication transceiver activity. The device operating mode status includes a telephonic communications mode and a remote system communications mode. An interface circuit is coupled to at least one telephone set. The interface circuit is configured to propagate voice telephony signals between the at least one telephone set and a telephony network in a telephonic communications mode and propagate voice intercom signals between the at least one telephone set and the communication transceiver in the remote system communications mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Shary Nassimi
  • Patent number: 8338371
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an angiogenesis-inducing protein, a composition containing it and the uses of said protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Pelenova Biotecnologia S.A.
    Inventor: Fatima Mrue
  • Patent number: 8341158
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a dataset representing a plurality of users, a plurality of items, and a plurality of ratings given to items by users; clustering the plurality of users into a plurality of user-groups such that at least one user belongs to more than one user-group; clustering the plurality of items into a plurality of item-groups such that at least one item belongs to more than one item-group; inducing a model describing a probabilistic relationship between the plurality of users, items, ratings, user-groups, and item-groups, the induced model defined by a plurality of model parameters; and predicting a rating of a user for an item using the induced model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Chiranjit Acharya
  • Patent number: 8340609
    Abstract: The return channel in a multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) communication system is used to provide signal information on an individual-channel basis. In one embodiment, in a controlled factory environment, this information may be used to incrementing up or down the variable gain amplifier and/or the power amplifier of a MIMO transmitter and/or receiver so as to generate a default signal power offset to be used during normal operation. Thereafter, such signal information may similarly be provided via the return channel and used to further adjust the transmit parameters to account for location-specific signal conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Hardacker, James Milne, Robert A. Unger
  • Patent number: 8339512
    Abstract: The detail and clarity of high-definition video content may be enhanced by a display device or client-side device before being displayed. In certain embodiments, the high-definition video image frames may be upsampled by scaling the image's resolution. The now-upsampled HD video image frames may then be low pass filtered so as to concentrate the image's energy distribution into a tighter range of frequencies. The filtered HD video image frames may then be sub-sampled back down, such as to the original HD image's frame resolution, or other HD-level resolution, without compromising image detail. In this fashion, the clarity and detail level in video content, even though already considered of a high-definition quality, may be further improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Takaaki Ota
  • Patent number: 8339700
    Abstract: The infrared reflective layered product can reflect infrared radiation with certain wavelengths to prevent heat accumulation while exhibiting excellent heat resistance. The product includes a base layer (B), a layer (A) layered on one side of the layer (B), and a layer (C) layered on the other side of the layer (B). Layer (A) is a colored resin layer which has an absorptance of a light with a wavelength of 800-1400 nm of not more than 10%. Layer (B) is a thermoplastic resin layer which shows a dimensional change (s) satisfying 1%?s??1% when left at 150° C. for 30 min. Layer C is a colored resin layer having a reflectance of a light with a wavelength of 400-1400 nm of not less than 50%. The product may also include a water vapor barrier layer (D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Techno Polymer Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Atsushi Watanabe, Masanori Hashimoto, Wataru Kakuno
  • Patent number: 8338783
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dosimetry device for verification of quality of a radiation beam in standard and conformal radiation therapy, and for IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) applications. The device includes an active area comprising individual radiation detectors. The active area comprises a limited number of lines of radiation detectors, and a number of extra radiation detectors dedicated to the energy measurement of electrons or photons. It also comprises a build-up plate with energy degraders. The energy degraders are located upstream from the extra radiation detectors in the path of the radiation beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Ion Beam Applications S.A., Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Departimento di Fisica Sperimentale, Università Degli Studi
    Inventors: Caterina Brusasco, Flavio Marchetto
  • Patent number: 8337758
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an in vitro method modeling and measuring the consistency generated in vivo by a food during the digestion thereof. The method includes the steps of grinding the food to reproduce the mechanical breakdown performed during chewing, mixing under stirring of the ground food with a solution modeling gastric fluid in a reactor vessel coupled with a rheometer for a time corresponding to gastric digestion, and adjustment under stirring of the reaction mixture to model intestinal digestion conditions for a time corresponding to intestinal digestion, wherein the rheometer is provided with a stirrer used to homogenize the mixture and measure the viscosity and/or the viscoelasticity thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Generale Biscuit
    Inventors: Pierre Aymard, Robin Wahl
  • Patent number: 8333485
    Abstract: There is provided hands-free lighting, components thereof, and other accessories combined with the hands-free lighting. The hands-free lighting is preferably lighted headgear including hats and includes various accessories for use therewith, such as a protective switch guard associated with hat packaging surrounding an activation switch to prevent inadvertent activation while still allowing intentional actuation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 8331928
    Abstract: A wireless radio frequency transmitter (400), upon detecting (101) an end user assertion of an end user interface and in automatic response thereto, uses a first rolling carrier frequency to transmit (102) a message. Upon then determining (104) that the end user is continuing to assert this end user interface, this transmitter then re-transmits (105) that message using a predetermined fixed carrier frequency. By one approach, the first rolling carrier frequency is selected from amongst a pool of candidate carrier frequencies using a carrier frequency calculation formula. By another approach, this carrier frequency is selected from one or more tables that comprise a plurality of different carrier frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John Steven Scaletta, Edward J. Lukas, Robert R. Keller, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8330722
    Abstract: Keypad keys for handheld mobile communication devices feature flexible key bodies and actuators extending from the key bodies. Switches below the actuators are connected in series circuits. All actuators beneath an intended key must be depressed in order for the circuit to be closed and the key to be recognized as actuated. The flexible nature of the key bodies allows one actuator on a given key to be depressed while other actuators remain non-depressed. This prevents the key from being recognized as actuated when a only a portion of the key is depressed as occurs, for example, due to finger overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Vahid Moosavi, Steven H. Fyke
  • Patent number: 8331098
    Abstract: A mobile device having a flip-around keyboard includes a housing, a display, and a keyboard rotatably coupled to the housing. The housing has a top end, a bottom end, a front surface, and a back surface. The display is located on the front surface of the housing. The keyboard is rotatably coupled at about the bottom end of the housing. The keyboard has a front face having a plurality of keys and a rear face opposite the front surface. In a first configuration, the rear face of the keyboard faces the display of the housing. In a second configuration, the front face of the keyboard faces the back surface of the housing. The keyboard can be rotatably coupled to the housing by a coupler that permits greater than two hundred seventy degrees of rotation about a lateral axis parallel to an edge of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Kwok Ching Leung
  • Patent number: 8329842
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present invention is an ophthalmologic composition having an UV absorber and a violet absorber, wherein a high transmission is achieved in the blue light spectrum, and an eye implant, in particular an intraocular lens, which is produced with this ophthalmologic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Arcltec GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Ritter, Daniel Schmitz
  • Patent number: 8325149
    Abstract: An interface apparatus includes a main unit, an array of interface modules, driver circuitry, and a remote unit. The main unit outputs files to an output unit, is detachably couplable to interface modules and assigns content identifiers to interface modules. The array presents an image to the user and each interface module can be engaged by a user. The driver circuitry is adapted to drive the array to present an image to the user based upon the user's engagement with an interface module. The remote unit is coupled to the output unit and can be detachably coupled to the interface module. When coupled to the interface module, the remote unit can access the assigned identifier and transmit a request signal to the main unit based on the identifier. The request signal is adapted to cause the main unit to output a file identified by the identifier to the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ryutaro Sakai, Isamu Arie, Yuki Kubota, Kuninori Hyogo, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8326774
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and systems to distribute content over a network. Some embodiments provide methods to distribute content within a local media network. These methods receive a request for a first content to be transferred to a sink device, request from the source an access criteria for a first content that is protected according to a first digital rights management (DRM), forward the access criteria to the sink device, receive an evaluation of the access criteria from the sink device regarding at least whether the sink device can interpret the first DRM, determine according to the evaluation received from the sink device whether the sink device can utilize the first content that is protected according to the first DRM, and initiate a transfer of the first content from the source device to the sink device when the sink device can utilize the first content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Brant Candelore
  • Patent number: 8322883
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a flexible and substantially rod-like member having a predetermined length with a light-receiving surface and a light-emitting surface and an elongated light source extending along and positioned adjacent the light-receiving surface of the rod-like member, such that light entering the rod-like member from the elongated light source and through the light-receiving surface is preferentially scattered, thus causing a light intensity pattern that appears substantially uniform along the light-emitting surface of the rod-like member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: iLight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Cleaver, George R. Hulse, Joe A. Chambers, John R. Dominick
  • Patent number: D672202
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Rachel Lyn Craft, Gladys Odette Sierra-Gomez