Patents Represented by Attorney Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Patent number: 8279464
    Abstract: A method and system for processing a job in a production environment includes a knowledge base containing multiple product intents. Each product intent includes parameter requirements and/or parameter restrictions for producing a finished product. The method and system receive a product description that includes desired properties of a proposed job, and use a semantic reasoning, system to infer which of the product intents in the knowledge base corresponds to the product description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Michael David Shepherd
  • Patent number: 8277662
    Abstract: It is intended to effectively suppress corrosion of a feed-water supply pipe in a preheater, by means of recirculation of boiler water to feed-water to be supplied to a steam boiler, even if a concentration of an alkaline component of the feed-water is relatively high. An alkali metal hydroxide is added from an agent-adding unit (14) to feed-water after removing therefrom a water hardness component in a water-softener unit (15) using a cation exchange resin and then removing therefrom dissolved gas in a degasifier unit (16). Then, the feed-water is supplied to a steam boiler 20 via a feed-water supply line 13 while being heated by a preheater (41). A part of boiler water having a pH value increased along with an increase in concentration of the alkali metal hydroxide resulting from enrichment thereof in the steam boiler (20) is mixed with the feed-water via a recirculation line (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Miura Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8280627
    Abstract: Conventional map information processing apparatuses have the problem of not being able to automatically provide appropriate information according to map browse operations. The present invention provides a map information processing apparatus, comprising: a map information storage portion in which map information, which is information of a map, can be stored; an accepting portion that accepts a map browse operation, which is an operation to browse the map; an operation information sequence acquiring portion that acquires operation information, which is information of an operation corresponding to the map browse operation; a keyword acquiring portion that acquires at least one keyword from the map information using the operation information; a retrieving portion that retrieves information using the at least one keyword; and an information output portion that outputs the information retrieved by the retrieving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Micware Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Sumiya, Ryoko Hiramoto
  • Patent number: 8276227
    Abstract: A pillow having a first pillow and a second smaller pillow attached to a face of the main pillow by an attachment member that is of sufficient length and flexibility to allow the second pillow to be positioned in an infinite number of parallel and/or skewed orientations relative to the first pillow. A third pillow, also smaller than the first pillow, can be attached to the first pillow on a face opposite the second pillow by another attachment member that is of sufficient length and flexibility to allow the second pillow to be positioned relative to the first pillow and second pillow in an infinite number of parallel and/or skewed orientations. The invention provides a fully formed pillow and a pillow cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Vincent J. Pileggi
  • Patent number: 8279868
    Abstract: A system and method for providing land mobile radio (LMR) content using a cellular data network is provided. The method includes communicating the LMR content via at least one of an LMR network and a cellular data network. The method further includes encapsulating the LMR content using a packet switching protocol when communicating the LMR content via the cellular data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Pine Valley Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Michael Martinez, John Vaughan
  • Patent number: 8280904
    Abstract: The invention described herein is generally directed to a method and apparatus for creating and retrieving audio data. In one implementation the invention comprises an annotation system configured to record, store, and retrieve media. The annotation system contains a set of client-processing devices configured to capture media for subsequent playback. Each client-processing device typically contains a record button to initiate the capture and is configured upon performing the capture operation to trigger an association of a unique ID with the media. The client-processing devices are further configured to upload the media and a unique ID to a server for purposes of storage. The server obtains the media and unique ID for subsequent retrieval and provides the media and the unique ID to at least one client-processing device from the set of client processing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Trio Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Alan Bartholomew
  • Patent number: 8278486
    Abstract: A process for producing an enantiomerically enriched compound of Formula I: where the R-configuration, or S-configuration at the stereogenic center is marked with an *; by hydrogenating an enamide of formula III: in an organic solvent in the presence of a catalyst comprising a transition metal selected from rhodium or iridium, complexed to a chiral diphosphine ligand; Ar is optionally substituted phenyl; Z is OR1, SR1 or NR1R2; and P is R3, OR3 or NR3R4; R1 and R2 are selected from H, C1-8 alkyl, C5-12 cycloalkyl, aryl and aryl-C1-2-alkyl; or R1 and R2 together with the nitrogen atom form a C4-7-membered heterocyclic ring optionally fused with a 5- to 6-membered carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring; and R3 and R4 are selected from H, C1-8 alkyl, aryl, C5-12 cycloalkyl and aryl-C1-2-alkyl; or R3 and R4 together with the nitrogen atom form a C4-7-membered heterocyclic ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Chiral Quest, Inc.
    Inventors: Shulin Wu, Bo Yu, Yejing Wang, Alain Delice, Jingyang Zhu
  • Patent number: 8273059
    Abstract: A tearaway sheath assembly (100) having a splittable sheath tube (102) a splittable hub (110), a split valve (150,250) and a split cap (180). The valve (150,250) has a slit (158,258) at least partially across the transverse distal section (154) such that transverse distal section may be displaced laterally during insertion through the slit (158,258), of a dilator (200) or a catheter. The valve (150,250) is formed in two separate halves (152A,152B;252) that are fused or adhered to each other to form a sealed weak bond (154) that is easily broken during splitting of the sheath; each valve half is mechanically affixed in a proximal valve-receiving recess (130) of the hub such as by anchor posts (136) extending through apertures (166A,166B) in ears (164A,164B) of each valve half. A two-part cap (180) is affixed to the hub proximal end (120) and traps the valve between itself and the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahase Nardeo, William J. McCreight, Nicholas P. McGrady
  • Patent number: 8274860
    Abstract: A distance measurement apparatus arranged to measure the distance to an object (106) comprising a first sonic transmitter (100) arranged at a first distance (h1) from that object and a second sonic transmitter (102) arranged at a second distance (h2) from that object (100), wherein the first and second distances are different, the first (100) and second (102) transmitters being controlled by processing circuitry (108) and the first and second transmitters being arranged such that sonic pulses emitted, in use, thereby are incident upon that object (106) and the apparatus further comprising at least one sonic receiver (100) arranged to receive a plurality of reflected sonic pulses and generate an output therefrom and the processing circuitry (108) being arranged to receive the output, determine the times since the first and second pulses were emitted and generate a distance to that object from the determined times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Pulsar Process Measurement Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Tran, Keith Victor Beard
  • Patent number: 8274688
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining print capacity are disclosed. A maximum job speed for a document processing device and information pertaining to a plurality of jobs performed by the document processing device may be received. The information may include a job speed and a job size for each job. Sets of first and second jobs may be identified from the plurality of jobs. Each first job may have a job speed greater than a percentage of the maximum job speed. Each second job may have a job speed less than the percentage of the maximum job speed. A job size threshold may be determined based on the job sizes for the first and second jobs. In response to such determination, a linear function based on the one or more second jobs may be obtained. The linear function may be a function of job speed based on job size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Sudhendu Rai, John C. Handley
  • Patent number: 8272801
    Abstract: A tool for treating a surface by rubbing and including means to dispense onto the surface stuff, for example, a lotion for skin treatment, and including also a pair of opposed fins which are supported by a stiff, tapered, upstanding spine portion that traverses the tool and has an upper radial face for wiping and scrapping stuff, the fins extending laterally of and along the lower length of the spine portion and having an under face for rubbing contact with the surface, and each fin having optionally an upper absorbent face on each side of the spine portion to provide a swabbing capability, and the tool having a distal end and a proximal end, with the upstanding spine portion narrowing toward the distal end of the tool and the spine portion being hollow and shaped towards the proximal end for holding of the tool directly or coupled to a holdable object and also a method for making the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Geoffrey Robert Linzell
  • Patent number: 8273561
    Abstract: High pressure to treat aggregated interferons, particularly recombinant human interferon-?, to reduce the aggregate content of interferon material. Highly pure, soluble monomeric recombinant interferon-? is prepared in representative embodiments. Multiple strategies may be used in combination that make nonglycosylated IFN-? more amenable to high pressure treatment. It has been found that refolding yields of high pressure treatment can be significantly improved by use of a combination of strategies, including, or example a pre-treatment of the IFN-? that involves solubilizing and then precipitating the protein. This pre-treatment is particularly effective with respect to recombinant IFN-? inclusion bodies recovered from host cells such as E. coli cells. According to another strategy, refolding under high pressure is much more effective when the refolding reagent incorporating the IFN-? incorporates a zwitterionic surfactant and/or a cholate salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nuron Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Cleland, Stephen P. Eisenberg, Mary S. Rosendahl, Matthew B. Seefeldt
  • Patent number: 8267258
    Abstract: A tray assembly may include a tray having at least a first track and a second track. The first track and the second track may each include one or more indents and one or more ratchets. Each ratchet may include a plurality of projections, and each projection may be located a distance from each adjacent projection. A tray assembly may include a guide assembly having a first latch coupled to a second latch. The first latch may include a plurality of first teeth configured to engage the first track, and the second latch may include a plurality of second teeth configured to engage the second track. The tray assembly may include a compression element configured to lock and unlock the guide assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Julia Allwright, David Neil Petley, Richard Thomas Calhoun Bridges
  • Patent number: 8268488
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solid-state lithium-ion thin-film electrolyte that, compared to the current state-of-the-art thin-film electrolyte, Lipon, exhibits an equal or larger electrochemical stability window (0-5.5 V vs. Li+/Li), an equal or smaller electronic conductivity (10?14 S/cm at 25° C.), the same ideal transference number for Li+ ions (t=1.000), and a 10× higher Li+ ion conductivity at ?40° C. Latter provides thin-film batteries (TFBs) with at least a 5× higher power performance at ?40° C. over the current state-of-the-art Lipon TFBs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Bernd J. Neudecker
  • Patent number: 8270021
    Abstract: A system for designing cells in a document production environment may include a computing device and a computer-readable medium in communication with the computing device, where the computer-readable medium comprises one or more programming instructions for identifying a plurality of print jobs, comprising one or more functions, where the print jobs are associated with the document production environment, generating a representation for each unique print job and creating one or more workflows. The computer-readable storage medium may also include one or more programming instructions for assigning the workflow to one of a plurality of cells, where each cell may include one or more devices, determining whether one or more of the cells is complex, and splitting at least one workflow within a complex cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy Wayne Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8267370
    Abstract: A clamp assembly (10,110) for flexible tubing (100), having a housing (12,112) and a clamp (14,114) slidable within the housing between first and second positions, to occlude the tubing when the clamp is in the second position. Both the clamp and the housing include tubing-engaging ribs (30,60;130,160) to compress the tubing when the clamp is moved from its first or open position to its second or occluding position, with the tubing-engaging ribs being axially offset to force the tubing (100) into a tortuous path causing occlusion thereof. A pair of latch arms (62) extend forwardly from the clamp to follow respective channels (32) formed into housing side walls (20,22), with latch arm free ends (64) extending beyond the end of the housing to become latchingly engaged therewith when the clamp is moved into its occluding position, and also to be exposed to be manually engaged for delatching when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Fisher, W. Shaun Wall
  • Patent number: 8267909
    Abstract: A canister for use with a medical suction or aspiration device has a first fluid chamber and a second fluid chamber. The first fluid chamber has an inlet. The second fluid chamber has an outlet port. A splash baffle is disposed between the first fluid chamber and the second fluid chamber. The splash baffle has an aperture formed therethrough to allow for fluid flow from the first fluid chamber to the second fluid chamber. An absorbent valve having voids is disposed within the second fluid chamber and engages a portion of the outlet port. The absorbent valve restricting fluid permeability upon contact with fluid from the first fluid chamber to restrict fluid flow through the outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: DeVilbiss Healthcare, LLC
    Inventors: Francis J. Clementi, Joel David Neatrour
  • Patent number: 8271531
    Abstract: An employee tracking system is disclosed, in which processing, accessing or both within the system is determined according to the hierarchical structure of the underlying organization. Each employee is associated with a node in the organization, and access to employee-related data is based upon the node associated with the requester and the node of the employee being checked, as well as the type of data being requested. Employees may clock into and out of work using mobile devices that interface with the employee tracking system host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Evolution Software, AS
    Inventors: Geir Christian Karlsen, Baard Frode Ronningen
  • Patent number: 8263352
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method of detecting hepcidin, prohepcidin or fragments thereof, by contacting the sample with an antibody or fragment thereof that specifically binds to one or more epitopes contained within amino acids 28-47 of SEQ ID NO:2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: DRG International, Inc.
    Inventors: Hasan Kulaksiz, Cyril E. Geacintov, Alfred Jentzko, Wolfgang Stremmel
  • Patent number: 8266077
    Abstract: A method for analyzing documents is disclosed. The method compares concepts consisting of groups of terms for similarity within a corpus of document, clusters documents that contain certain concept term sets together. It may also rank the documents within each cluster according to the frequency of term co-occurrence within the concepts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: John C. Handley