Patents Represented by Attorney Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Patent number: 8328593
    Abstract: The present invention is a Low-Drag Fin and Foil System for Surfboards (10), particularly including cambered fin foils (40; 42). The invention (10) also discloses low-drag, directionally unstable fin positions wherein the lesser of negative angle of attack of a trailing fin (50), versus the higher or positive angle of attack of a forward fin (48), makes the board (12) highly maneuverable by creating a yawing moment that aids the rotation of the board (12) as it is turned. The system particularly utilizes fins (40) having foil (42) shapes in which either the cambered side (74) or the non-cambered side (76) is provided with a combination of a convex curvature (68) and a concave curvature (70) to result in an oscillating curvature (72) which has a positive effect on control and acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Kirby J Mead
  • Patent number: 8326346
    Abstract: A hand-held device, such as a remote control, has a time-limited feature, such as backlight illumination, that is caused to be activated upon the occurrence of a triggering event sensed by a triggering sensor, such as a motion sensor. The hand-held device functions to disable and/or downwardly adjust a time period during which the time-limited feature will be allowed to be active upon a future occurrence of a triggering event in response to the device determining that a predetermined number of trigger events sensed via the triggering sensor are false trigger events. The time-limited feature may be disabled by disabling the triggering sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Young, Christopher Chambers
  • Patent number: 8322958
    Abstract: A sleeve interference fastener including a conformable sleeve, wherein the conformable sleeve is comprised of at least one first material having a hardness of X, and a pin member, wherein the pin member is comprised of at least one second material having a hardness of Y, wherein X is sufficiently less than Y so that, in an installed position of an interference fit, at least a portion of the at least one first material of the conformable sleeve conforms to a contour of an inner surface of a hole of a composite structure so as to create a continuous electrical contact at an interface between the inner surface of the hole of the composite structure and the conformable sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Haylock, Hasim Mulazimoglu, Liang Zeng
  • Patent number: 8326777
    Abstract: Incremental training data is used to supplement a trained model to provide personalized recommendations for a user. The personalized recommendations can be made by taking into account the user's behavior, such as, without limitation, the user's short and long term web page interactions, to identify item recommendations. A trained model is generated from training data indicative of the web page interaction data collected from a plurality of users. Incremental training data indicative of other web page interaction data can be used to supplement the trained model, or in place of the trained model. Incremental training data can be indicative of user behavior collected more recently than the data used to train the model, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Qiong Zhang, Wei Du, Wei Yu, Biswadeep Nag, Jessi Dong
  • Patent number: 8324312
    Abstract: A rubber latex composition is disclosed having reduced allergenicity. Methods for producing a rubber latex composition having reduced allergenicity are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Vystar Corporation
    Inventors: William R. Doyle, Matthew P. Clark, Travis W. Honeycutt
  • Patent number: 8322183
    Abstract: The present invention provides a necking system including a plurality of necking dies each necking dies having an at least partially non-polished necking surface and a non-polished relief following the necking surface. The present invention further provides a method of necking a metal container including providing a metal blank; shaping the blank into a bottle stock; and necking the metal bottle stock, wherein necking includes at least one necking die having an at least partially non-polished necking surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Gary L. Myers, Anthony Fedusa, Robert E. Dick
  • Patent number: 8325059
    Abstract: A method and system includes a solar panel. A power bus is coupled to the solar panel. The power bus supports transmission of AC communication signals. A slave node, coupled to the power bus, transmits information regarding solar panel performance. A master node, remotely coupled to the slave node over the power bus, receives the information regarding solar panel performance from the slave node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Tigo Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Leonid Rozenboim
  • Patent number: 8325225
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for a web inspection system. In one embodiment, the present invention is a web inspection system including a web moving unit moving a web of material, a camera positioned adjacent the web moving unit, the camera configured to be in an image capture state or a non-image-capture state, a first illumination system positioned adjacent the web moving unit, the first illumination system constantly illuminating the web of material, a second illumination system positioned adjacent the web moving unit, the second illumination system illuminating the web of material only when the camera is in the image capture state, and a control unit connected to the camera, the first illumination system, and the second illumination system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: PT Papertech, Inc
    Inventors: Michael J. Brenneman, Richard T. Eagle, Kari K. Hilden, Dave Narasimhan
  • Patent number: 8321466
    Abstract: Metadata regarding program content is created by monitoring a manner in which a first rendering of the program content is affected by a user whereupon the metadata will include data which defines one or more segments within the program content. The data within the metadata is then usable during a second rendering of the program content to inhibit, e.g., advance over during playing or omit during copying, the rendering of the one or more segments within the program content defined by the data within the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Black, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 8319825
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to using viewport state data objects (VSDO) to render a series of video frames according to render instructions to achieve video compression. In a particular implementation, the video compression format exposes the VSDO and render instructions to a video render client, allowing the video render client to finish rendering a sequence of video frames from different spatial locations and view transform parameters. Implementations of this video compression format further allow any arbitrary client with enough graphics processing power and bandwidth to retransmit novel, completely rendered viewports to thin clients without taxing the root remote render devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Julian Urbach
  • Patent number: 8317869
    Abstract: A femoral component of a knee prosthesis, wherein the femoral component includes a sharp radius at each end (e.g., the anterior end and the posterior end) of the femoral component is disclosed herein. The sharp radius at each end may form a “claw” at each end. Each of these claws may “dig” through the patient's cartilage into the bone (or may “dig” directly into bone if there is no intervening cartilage). One benefit provided by a claw may be facilitating a smooth transition of cartilage/poly bearing to femoral implant/poly bearing (e.g., during knee extension). A femoral component of a knee prosthesis, wherein the femoral component includes a raised rib having a bulbous terminus at a free edge is disclosed herein. This raised rib having a bulbous terminus at a free edge may, for example, simultaneously create sufficient implant strength and adequate cement fixation while minimizing the component's thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Exactech, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Cloutier, James Madden, Nicolas Hohl
  • Patent number: 8319788
    Abstract: An automated method and apparatus for providing color selection capability to a user wherein a first display is generated on a display apparatus of an array of color family groups disposed in a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns. Upon selection of a particular color family group, a second display is generated comprising an enlarged display of a particular selected color family group wherein, as the second display is generated, the array of color family groups of the first display dissolves while the particular selected color family group moves into a central enlarged position and a miniature version of the entire array of color family groups is displayed in a thumbnail navigation frame, located in a corner of the display screen. Various elements of a color family such as color stripe cards, color style cards, and sample chips may be selected and caused to appear via animation in a central enlarged position in the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: John Buzyn, Bernadette Irizarry, Doug Milsom, Damien Reynolds, Donna Une, Marc Webb
  • Patent number: 8321292
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is directed to a system for exhibiting at least visual content in one or more physical retail stores. Another embodiment of the present invention is directed to a method for exhibiting at least visual content in one or more physical retail stores. Another embodiment of the present invention is directed to a programmed computer for exhibiting at least visual content in one or more physical retail stores. Another embodiment of the present invention is directed to a computer readable medium for exhibiting at least visual content in one or more physical retail stores. In one example, the visual content may comprise advertising and/or operating specifications and/or performance specifications and/or dimensions and/or price displayed on a television, a computer monitor, a laptop computer display, a notebook computer display and/or a netbook computer display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: TigerDirect, Inc.
    Inventor: Gilbert Fiorentino
  • Patent number: 8317521
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method teaches a user to evaluate a gemstone, such as a cut diamond. The method includes providing a computer system connected to an apparatus capable of capturing an image of a gemstone. The computer system is arranged to process a received image of a gemstone to determine one or more optical properties of the gemstone. In one aspect, the method presents on a display of the computer system a series of pre-stored screens comprising a graphical representation how the cut of a gemstone affects its light handling ability, and a user interface screen. The user interface screen allows the user to control the operation of the apparatus to measure the one or more optical properties of a particular gemstone provided to the apparatus, to view an image of the gemstone measured, and to view representations of the measured one or more optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sarin Color Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Davy Lapa, Christian Maria Joseph Ghistian Corneille Lenaerts
  • Patent number: 8320368
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses to selectively present communication references based on recommendations from related entities to connect people for real time communications. One embodiment includes: receiving from a user a selection of a first listing, including a reference to be used to request a connection for real time communications between the user and a first entity; responsive to the selection of the first listing, determining one or more entities related to the first listing; selecting a second listing based at least in part on data representing one or more recommendations from the one or more entities; and presenting to the user the second listing, the including a reference for the user to request a connection with a second entity for real time communications. In one embodiment, the first and second entities provide services over connections established via the references included in the first and second listings for real time communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: UTBK, Inc.
    Inventors: Ebbe Altberg, Scott Faber, Ron Hirson, Sean Van Der Linden
  • Patent number: 8312752
    Abstract: A kinematic system of movement for the clamping/pressing unit of a semifinished piece, that is to say of sheet metal or the like, of panelling machines, the kinematic system comprising a frame on which a presser unit is hinged to a pin and which is free to make angular movements around the pin, the presser unit consisting of elements v fixed to a head supporting the upper presser tool, the presser unit being moved angularly by at least one connecting rod driven by a first lower crank, in which the presser unit is driven by a second upper crank, the first and second crank defining an articulated mechanism, for driving the punch-presser unit, with two degrees of freedom in sequence that can be activated independently or simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Finn-Power Oy
    Inventor: Luigi Patuzzi
  • Patent number: 8313619
    Abstract: This invention provides a process for enhancing the generation of hydroxyl radicals in aqueous mixtures containing hydrogen peroxide, which process comprises supplying oxygen and magnesium oxide to the mixture and irradiating it with UV light. The process can be used, for example, for processing ballast water, industrial waste waters, and municipal waste waters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignees: Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jersualem, Arkal Filtration Systems C.S. Ltd
    Inventors: Ashutosh Joshi, Yuri Kolodny, Itay Kreisel, Yoel Sasson
  • Patent number: 8316300
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for presenting an embedded visual media player included in a web page in a floating mode is disclosed herein. The status of the embedded visual media player and/or the position of the embedded visual media player relative to the current viewable area of a window are monitored to initiate the floating mode. The floating mode keeps the embedded visual media player within the viewable area while the web page is scrolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Tomi J. Blinnikka, Steven L. Horowitz
  • Patent number: D671386
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Chevron (HK) Limited
    Inventor: Guigong Ni
  • Patent number: D672006
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Pacific Coast Systems
    Inventor: James L. Mok