Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Foley, Hoag & Eliot LLP
  • Patent number: 6965890
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and device for selecting documents, such as Web pages or sites, for presentation to a user, in response to a user expression of interest, during the course of presentation to the user of a document, such as a video or audio selection, whose content varies with time. The method takes advantage of information retrieval techniques to select documents related to the portion of the temporal document in which the user has expressed interest. The method generates the search query to use to select documents by reference to text associated with the portion of the temporal document in which the user has expressed interest, as by using the closed caption test associated with the video, or by using speech recognition techniques. The method further uses a weighting function to weigh the terms used in the search query, depending on their temporal relationship to the user expression of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Verizon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Jayanta Kumar Dey, Haiping Xu
  • Patent number: 6914966
    Abstract: Schemes for routing a call using caller identification are described herein. These schemes are termed “real caller ID” and can be capable of determining the identity of a calling party independent of a telephone number from which the call originated. According to one exemplary embodiment, a method of routing a call from a calling party to a receiving party may include accessing a database containing a plurality of voice templates of prior calling parties. Each voice template may have correlated therewith a call disposition parameter defined by the receiving party. Next, a voice response from the calling party may be compared with one of the plurality of voice templates stored in the database. Subsequently, the call may be routed to the receiving party based on a match between the voice response and the one of the plurality of voice templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignees: Verizon Laboratories Inc., BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Robert Anthony Virzi, Marie Wenzel Meteer
  • Patent number: 6912525
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and device for finding documents, such as Web pages, for presentation to a user, automatically or in response to a user expression of interest, which documents are part of a Web site being accessed by the user, and which documents relate to a document, such as a Web page, being accessed in the Web site. The method takes advantage of information retrieval techniques. The method generates the search query to use to find documents by reference to the text of the document in the Web site being accessed by the user. The method further uses a weighting function to weigh the terms used in the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Verizon Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Renu Chipalkatti, Jeffrey Getchius, Jay Ponte
  • Patent number: 6907401
    Abstract: A portal switch is provided that controls participation of merchants in on-line aggregators, such as portals, used for buying and selling goods and services. Merchants may enable or disable participation in an aggregator site by turning on or off software settings. When participation is enabled, the merchant's site makes its catalog entries and merchant profile available to the aggregator. By enabling or disabling the switch, the merchant actively expresses a willingness to participate in (or, conversely, a desire to be excluded from) the aggregator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignees: Verizon Corporate Services Group Inc., Genuity Inc.
    Inventors: John Jacques Vittal, Cynthia Grace Mills, Laurence Raphael Brothers
  • Patent number: 6850935
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for automatically assigning index terms to electronic documents such as Web pages or sites in a manner which may be used to facilitate the retrieval of electronic documents of interest. The method involves determining co-occurrences of terms in other documents with the electronic document, and selecting terms as index terms based upon those scores. The method permits the efficient retrieval of electronic documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Verizon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventor: Jay Michael Ponte
  • Patent number: 6763095
    Abstract: A method and system for administering calls on a voice network allows a user to selectively determine which calls will be accepted and assists the user in placing calls to other users on the network. The user may establish a list of users whose calls will be accepted and may also establish a list of users whose calls will not be accepted. The method and system may provide unwanted callers with an option to speak with the user for a fee. The method and system may also display phone or other messages to the user on a video display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignees: Verizon Laboratories Inc., Genuity Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Wayne Cermak, Robert Anthony Virzi, Jenise Diane Dorf
  • Patent number: 6609200
    Abstract: The invention includes a markup language according to the SGML standard in which document type definitions are created under which electronic documents are divided into blocks that are associated with logical fields that are specific to the type of block. Each of many different types of electronic documents can have a record mapping to a particular environment, such as a legacy environment of a banking network, a hospital's computer environment for electronic record keeping, a lending institution's computer environment for processing loan applications, or a court or arbitrator's computer system. Semantic document type definitions for various electronic document types (including, for example, electronic checks, mortgage applications, medical records, prescriptions, contracts, and the like) can be formed using mapping techniques between the logical content of the document and the block that is defined to include such content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignees: Financial Services Technology Consortium, International Business Machines Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Clareon Corporation, Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Milton Anderson, Frank Jaffe, Chris Hibbert, Jyri Virkki, Jeffrey Kravitz, Sheveling Chang, Elaine Palmer
  • Patent number: 6548637
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds, and pharmaceutical preparations thereof, that bind selectively to mammalian opioid receptors. The present set of compounds comprises full agonists, partial agonists, and antagonists of mammalian opioid receptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Sepracor, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Persons, James R. Hauske, Roushan A. Hussoin
  • Patent number: 6548729
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fibrin sponge comprising a residual moisture content of at least 3%, preferably of 3 to 35%, in particular 10 to 20%, and preferably containing a blood clotting activator or proactivator, a method of preparing this fibrin sponge as well as a kit for wound gluing which comprises the fibrin sponge and a component containing a blood clotting factor. The sponge according to the present invention is suitable for hemostasis, tissue adhesion and aiding wound healing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignees: Baxter Aktiengesellschaft, Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Seelich, Edgar Scheel, Johann Odar, Yves Alain Delmotte
  • Patent number: 6495012
    Abstract: The invention provides a sensor with a reference electrode and a flowing electrolyte which is particularly useful for measuring the ion concentration of a process solution. The invention includes a sensor having a pressurized reservoir which provides flow of an electrolyte, a non-metallic solution ground and a resistance temperature device bonded to a non-metallic solution ground. The invention provides sensors with greater accuracy and stability by minimizing or eliminating ingress of contaminants from a process solution through the external junction of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: The Foxboro Company
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Fletcher, David N. Skinner, Ellen Candela, Michael M. Bower
  • Patent number: 6449773
    Abstract: A headgear and method for exhibiting displays, such as company logos, special events, messages, or just general advertisement on the bill of the headgear are provided. The bill, generally made from a stiff material, can be provided with a flexible and pliable insert to permit a display to be embroidered or sewn therethrough, while permitting the bill to maintain its shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Ahead Headgear
    Inventors: Kenneth Shwartz, Charles Lord
  • Patent number: 6449143
    Abstract: An operator workstation has a worksurface and left and right upper support members extending upward from the worksurface. Multiple flat-panel display units are mounted between the support members above the level of the worksurface. The displays are mounted above one another, between the support members. Lower support members support the workstation in connection with a base mounted between the lower support members. The base has a substantially triangular cross-section, while the lower support members have a substantially triangular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: The Foxboro Company
    Inventors: Albert Rooyakkers, John Porter
  • Patent number: 6437103
    Abstract: Radioimaging agents, which exhibit high uptake and retention in the myocardium are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Biostream Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Babich, Kevin Maresca, Timothy Shoup, David R. Elmaleh
  • Patent number: 6435388
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to glove inflation apparatuses and methods for donning sterile gloves. The apparatuses includes at least one vacuum chamber that has an opening sized and shaped for receiving a glove and for establishing a fluid-tight seal between the glove and the vacuum chamber. The apparatuses further includes a vacuum pump which is connected to the chamber and a source of compressed gas which is in fluid communication with the glove. The apparatuses further includes a switch that is connected to the pump and the source of compressed gas. The switch has two states. In the first state, the switch permits the pump to evacuate the chamber. In the second state, the switch permits the source of compressed gas to expel the glove from the opening of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventors: Kurwin J. Binder, Leon E. McCrary, Edward Jordan
  • Patent number: 6429939
    Abstract: A fiber optic sensor with a digital signal processing system and a method of using a digital signal processing system with a fiber optic sensor is disclosed. The system digitally samples the output signal of the fiber optic sensor at a frequency which is an integer multiple of the modulator drive frequency and multiplies the sampled output signal with predetermined sine and cosine coefficients corresponding to the (fundamental) modulator drive frequency and at most the second, third and fourth harmonic thereof. This simple system can maintain a constant modulation depth and modulator phase shift and provide sensor output data over a wide operating range of the fiber optic sensor. The fiber optic sensor can be employed, for example, for rotation rate and magnetic field measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: KVH Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sidney M. Bennett, Richard B. Dyott
  • Patent number: 6429406
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contact tip for a welding or cutting torch which includes at least one internal opening for guiding and engaging at least one welding electrode, wherein the internal opening is produced by deep drilling in a bar-shaped semi-finished product, such as a solid material. The use of drawn semi-finished products can thus be eliminated, thereby widening the range of material selection and reducing the cost of the semi-finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Alexander Binzel Schweisstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Richard Sattler
  • Patent number: 6425995
    Abstract: The invention provides a sensor with a reference electrode and a flowing electrolyte which is particularly useful for measuring the ion concentration of a process solution. The invention includes a sensor having a pressurized reservoir which provides flow of an electrolyte, a non-metallic solution ground and a resistance temperature device bonded to a non-metallic solution ground. The invention provides sensors with greater accuracy and stability by minimizing or eliminating ingress of contaminants from a process solution through the external junction of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: The Foxboro Company
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Fletcher, David N. Skinner, Ellen Candela, Michael M. Bower
  • Patent number: 6424416
    Abstract: Percentage concentrations of constituents or color components of a sample are determined using a spectral analyzer with a wide illumination spot size and detector. The analyzer irradiates the sample, picks up diffuse reflectance of individual wavelengths from the sample and spatially separates the diffuse reflectance into a response at individual wavelengths. The result is to simultaneously detect the intensities of the individual wavelengths in parallel from the sample being analyzed. Percentage constituents of a composite substance can be determined or, alternatively, the components of color in a sample can be determined by analyzing wavelengths of reflected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Textron Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Erich R. Gross, Anthony S. Lee
  • Patent number: 6424277
    Abstract: AC calibration apparatus (2) comprising an analogue to digital converter (4), and in which the absolute gain of the analogue to digital converter (4) is dynamically assessed by applying a reference AC signal which is in addition to a sampling signal required for measurement purposes and which is a square wave of a known amplitude at a precise sub-harmonic of the sampling frequency of the analogue to digital converter (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Outram Research Ltd.
    Inventor: John Outram
  • Patent number: D460925
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Inventors: Daniel Arnoux, Axel Arnoux, Claude Genter