Patents Represented by Attorney Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Patent number: 8320441
    Abstract: Systems (600) and methods (100) for demodulating a Gaussian Filtered Minimum Shift Keyed (GMSK) signal. The GMSK signal is defined in a transmitted symbol domain where each symbol is given by a product of a current data bit and a previous data bit. The GMSK signal is converted from the transmitted symbol domain to a data symbol domain. The conversion is achieved by approximating filtered complex output signals that would be produced by matched filters having filter shapes corresponding to pulses used in terms of a Laurent expansion. Subsequent to the convention of the GMSK signal, a trellis equalization of the GMSK signal is performed exclusively in the data symbol domain based on the terms of the Laurent expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventor: Alan T. Nervig
  • Patent number: 8312953
    Abstract: A preferred embodiment of a system for automatically transferring a personal-transportation vehicle, such as a power chair, between a first and a second position proximate a motor vehicle such as a minivan is provided. The system can be used to transfer the personal-transportation vehicle between a first position on a lift and carrier assembly mounted on the motor vehicle, and a second position proximate a door of the motor vehicle, so that the user can transfer to and from the personal-transportation vehicle with minimal physical effort and movement. The system can generate guidance information for the personal-transportation vehicle based on position information generated by sensors located on one or both of the personal-transportation vehicle and the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: FS Partners, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Panzarella, Thomas A. Panzarella, Jr., Michael T. Martin, John R. Spletzer
  • Patent number: 8308797
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and a method of making same. The replacement heart valve device comprises a stent member made of stainless steel or self-expanding nitinol, a biological tissue artificial valve means disposed within the inner space of the stent member. An implantation and delivery system having a central part which consists of a flexible hollow tube catheter that allows a metallic wire guide to be advanced inside it. The endovascular stented-valve is a glutaraldehyde fixed bovine pericardium which has two or three cusps that open distally to permit unidirectional blood flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Colibri Heart Valve, LLC
    Inventors: David Paniagua, Eduardo Induni, Carlos Mejia, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, R. David Fish
  • Patent number: 8311903
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of evaluating an impact on inventory levels of migrating from a pre-processing environment to a dynamic processing environment may include identifying a plurality of form types to migrate from a pre-processing environment to a dynamic processing environment and identifying an inventory policy. For each identified form type, corresponding job demand information may be received. A computing device may determine a plurality of total inventory requirements for the identified form types based on the identified inventory policy. The computing device may determine a plurality of migrated inventory requirements for the dynamic processing environment based on the identified inventory policy. One or more statistics pertaining to one or more of the job demand information, the total inventory requirements and the migrated inventory requirements may be displayed to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Sudhendu Rai
  • Patent number: 8312378
    Abstract: A system configured to organize and display configuration information associated with at least one digital printing apparatus. The system includes a processor, a communications interface operably connected to the processor and configured to establish an operable connection to at least one remotely located printing device, and a computer readable medium operably connected to the processor, the computer readable medium containing a set of instructions. The instructions are configured to instruct the processor to request configuration information from the at least one printing device, receive the configuration information from the at least one printing device, format the configuration information such that the configuration information is displayable in a window within the user interface, and display the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Warren Martin, Michael Brian Kinn
  • Patent number: 8308336
    Abstract: A multi-segmented light guide for keypad and display apparatus has been disclosed. The light guide film may comprise a plurality of light segments configured to transmit light independently. The boundaries of the light segments may be defined by a plurality of micro-optic structures. The micro-optic structures may have a height at least half the thickness of the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sian Tatt Lee, Muh Fong Chung, Choon Guan Ko, Fook Chuin Ng
  • Patent number: 8312551
    Abstract: A method is provided for tamper detection of a transmitted signal. The method is comprised of generating a first digital data signal having a first data rate. The method is also comprised of generating a second digital data signal having a second data rate. The method is further comprised of concurrently transmitting the first digital data signal at a first carrier frequency using a first modulation format and the second digital data signal at a second carrier frequency using a second modulation format. The method includes selecting the second carrier frequency and a bandwidth of the second digital data signal so that the second digital data signal is contained within a frequency spectrum defined by a bandwidth of the first digital data signal. The method also includes verifying an integrity of the first digital data signal at a remote receiver based on defection at the remote receiver of the second digital data signal. A system (100) is also provided for generating a tamper-protected transmitted signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventor: David B. Chester
  • Patent number: 8312520
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for detecting interference with a remote visual interface, such as a HTML webpage, at a client computer, particularly to determine if a malicious attack such as at HTML attack has occurred. When the web server receives a request for a page, a script is embedded in the page, and as a consequence the client computer requests at least one session key and at least one one time password from an enterprise server. The client computer also performs a check of the HTML interface present on the client computer, which an attack of this type would change. The result of the interface check, encrypted with the session key and one time password, is sent to the enterprise server, so that a comparison with the expected value for the website can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Symbiotic Technologies Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Andreas Baumhof
  • Patent number: 8311341
    Abstract: A method and system is described for determining the distance between first and second images using an enhanced P-Edit distance metric which accounts for differences in the rotation or pose of objects identified in the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: D & S Consultants, Inc.
    Inventor: Christine Podilchuk
  • Patent number: 8311679
    Abstract: The invention is an efficient matrix converter for wind energy conversion systems (WECS) using permanent magnet DC generators, incorporating control algorithms integrated with rotor aerodynamics, generator dynamics and the wind environment. Using a complete model of the system enables the design of an integrated control scheme for the WECS that improves the overall system efficiency. Estimates of wind velocity and rotor speed measurements are fed forward to the matrix converter subsystem for efficient switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventors: Michael A. Paluszek, Pradeep Bhatta
  • Patent number: 8304258
    Abstract: The present invention concerns antibodies specific for the C-terminus of human hepcidin, and related methods and kits for diagnosing and/or treating a disease condition characterized by non-physiological levels of hepcidin protein, including prohepcidin and fragments thereof, comprising obtaining a tissue or fluid sample from a subject; contacting the sample with an antibody or fragment thereof that specifically binds to a polypeptide corresponding to the amino acid sequence between and including amino acids 60 and 84, or, in another embodiment, amino acids 74 and 81, as aligned with the human pre-pro-hepcidin precursor protein, and quantifying the pro-hepcidin and/or mature hepcidin level using an assay based on binding of the antibody and the polypeptide; wherein the non-physiological level of prohepcidin/mature hepcidin is indicative of the disease condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: DRG International, Inc.
    Inventors: Hasan Kulaksiz, Cyril E. Geacintov, Alfred Janetzko
  • Patent number: 8304855
    Abstract: Semiconductor devices (100) and methods of making the same. Each of the semiconductor devices includes a substrate (102) having a first surface (118) and an opposing second surface. A vertical capacitive element (104) is disposed on the first surface of the substrate. The vertical capacitive element comprises a plurality of parallel conductive plates (120b, 120d, 120f, 120h, 120j, 120l, 120n) extending transverse to the first surface of the substrate. Adjacent conductive plates are spaced a distance D from each other. A dielectric material (104) can be disposed in a space separating the adjacent conductive plates. Each of the conductive plates has a height-to-width (h/w) ratio greater than or equal to one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventor: David M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8306288
    Abstract: A system and method for inpainting areas in a fingerprint image is provided. The method includes the steps of dividing a fingerprint image into a plurality of image blocks (506) and computing a plurality of block scores for the plurality of image blocks (508). The method also includes generating a blur matrix for the fingerprint image based on the plurality of block scores (510). The method further includes deriving an inpaint region (IR) matrix for the fingerprint image based on a weighting function and the blur matrix, the IR matrix identifying a portion of the plurality of image blocks for inpainting (512, 514).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Rahmes, Josef Allen, David Lyle, Brian Hicks
  • Patent number: 8303908
    Abstract: This invention relates to technology for analyzing a specific component in a sample liquid, and provides an analyzing tool and an analyzing apparatus. Analyzing tool (Y) includes a liquid inlet (61) at a central portion of the tool and a plurality of channels (51) which communicate with liquid inlet (61) and move the sample liquid introduced through liquid inlet (61) by capillary action from the central portion towards a peripheral portion of the tool. Each channel (51) extends linearly for example from the central portion towards the peripheral portion, and the plurality of channels (51) are arranged radially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: ARKRAY, Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Taguchi, Shigeru Kitamura, Yuichiro Noda, Toshihiko Harada
  • Patent number: 8304197
    Abstract: The present invention concerns methods for detecting a hepcidin precursor in a sample from a patient and involves contacting the sample with an antibody or fragment thereof that specifically binds to one or more epitopes of a hepcidin precursor amino acid sequence located within amino acids 20-50 of SEQ ID NO: 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: DRG International, Inc.
    Inventors: Hasan Kulaksiz, Cyril E. Geacintov, Alfred Janetzko, Wolfgang Stremmel
  • Patent number: 8306847
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for performing forecasting with respect to total demand data (including two or more demand components) collected in a print production environment. Each demand component (comprising a set of demand component related points corresponding with a first time scale) may be processed in such a way that a demand component related point can be forecasted with demand component related points corresponded with the second time scale. Both the forecasted demand component related point and demand component related points corresponded with the second time scale can then be corresponded with the first time scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Robert H Sperry
  • Patent number: 8297781
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the invention provides a multi-color illuminating back light structure comprising a light guide, a reflector, at least one LED and a wavelength converter material. Micro-structures are formed on a first surface of the light guide. The reflector is attached to the first surface of the light guide. A wavelength converter material is deposited on a second surface of the light guide. At least one LED is optically coupled to at least one side of the light guide. A portion of light reflected from the micro-structures and the reflector is converted into light having at least one wavelength different from the wavelength of the reflected light. The light leaving the wavelength converter material comprises light with at least first and second wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tak Meng Cheang, Boon Keat Tan, Scott Weitzel
  • Patent number: D670243
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Eikon Device Inc.
    Inventor: Mike McGuire
  • Patent number: D670660
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Inseat Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Jeff S. Cook
  • Patent number: D671565
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Hayato Kinoshita, Yuuki Kobayashi, Genichiro Watanabe