Patents Represented by Attorney Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Patent number: 8315203
    Abstract: A multi-dimensional, such as a three-dimensional, map is created using nodes in communication with each other. The nodes communicate with each other wirelessly via radio frequency (RF) using Bluetooth™ protocol. Detailed location information from the location nodes is downloaded. A mesh network of nodes is in communication with at least one base station and, in turn, is in communication with at least one control center. A mobile device associated with a user located in a specific area of a geographical location is in communication with a control center to create a multi-dimensional map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Wirelesswerx International, Inc.
    Inventors: James Ashley, Jr., Patrick Mooney
  • Patent number: 8315444
    Abstract: A sensor which uses a plurality of partial fingerprint readers (imagers), and various computational algorithms, to detect changes in fingerprint images as a function of finger movement. The sensor can provide both finger motion information and fingerprint images. The sensor uses multiple partial fingerprint readers, arranged in different directions on a surface, to detect finger motion in two dimensions. The sensor can also detect the relative speed and direction of finger movement. Some sensor embodiments use deep finger penetrating radio frequency (RF) based circuits, which can be inexpensively printed or formed on the surface of robust and flexible dielectric materials such as Kapton tape. The sensor also has textured surfaces to help guide the user. The sensor both small and robust, and is well suited for control applications for low-cost mass market microprocessor controlled devices such as cell phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, and other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Validity Sensors, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence C. Gardner
  • Patent number: 8313021
    Abstract: A system for managing enhancement features assigned to financial presentation devices such as credit cards. The system includes an accounts database and a feature management module. The accounts database stores account holder data containing assigned enhancement features for associated credit cards. The feature management module is capable of updating and managing the assigned features of an individual credit card independently of other cards so as to provide enhancement features that can be customized for each individual cardholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Visa U.S.A.
    Inventors: Shaun Bodington, Barbara Elizabeth Patterson, Gregory Charles Trifiletti
  • Patent number: 8314375
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods include a solar array having one or more strings of series-connected local management units (LMUs). Each LMU is parallel-connected to one of a plurality of solar modules. The strings are connected in parallel via a parallel bus. Local string management units (LSMUs) can increase or decrease an output voltage of the solar array by upconverting or downconverting string output voltages from each string. LSMUs can also operate in a bypass mode to increase overall power output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Tigo Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Shmuel Arditi, Ron Hadar, Maxym Makhota, Mordechay Avrutsky
  • Patent number: 8316392
    Abstract: The solution of the ad delivery platform described herein provides for the marketing and monetizing of media assets via the delivery of advertisement with on-demand video. The ad platform optimizes the delivery of ads by controlling the insertion frequency and format of the ad delivered with video streams. The ad platform provides flexible and configurable ad insertion rules to specify the insertion frequency and format for the composition of ads during playback of on-demand video media. The ad insertion rules may be based on a user profile, user behavior history, topic of the stream to be delivered, duration of the video or ad, and/or the popularity rating of the video or ad. The ad platform includes a reporting tool and usage reports to measure the effectiveness of the ad insertion rules in delivering ads to market and monetize the video media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Gulrukh Ahanger, Pavel Murnikov, Todd Boes, Robert Hammond
  • Patent number: 8308884
    Abstract: Described are methods of making a paint roller using an adhesive made from a compound of polypropylene and calcium carbonate having between 5% and 66% calcium carbonate by weight. Described are methods of making a paint roller using preformed strips or core material made from a compound of polypropylene and calcium carbonate having between 5% and 66% calcium carbonate by weight. Described are methods of making a paint roller using a composite cover material made from a compound of polypropylene and calcium carbonate having between 5% and 50% calcium carbonate by weight. One or various compounds may be used to form portions of one or multiple components that make up the paint roller, including, for example, the thermoplastic strips, adhesives and/or the backing of a composite cover material. The materials can be assembled in a continuous manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Chandra Sekar
  • Patent number: 8308522
    Abstract: A flying toy comprises a first wing and a second wing attached to and extending from opposite sides of a fuselage. There is a first propulsion unit, having a first motor and a first propeller system rotated by the first motor, mounted with the first wing; and a second propulsion unit, having a second motor and a second propeller system rotated by the second motor, mounted with the second wing. Each propulsion system has main blades and auxiliary blades which interact with each other. Each of two wings can be angled relative to horizontal independently. The toy can operate as a plane or helicopter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Silverlit Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Jozef Magdalena Van de Rostyne, Kwok Leung Wong
  • Patent number: 8308877
    Abstract: An amorphous alloy having the general formula of: (ZrxAlyCuzNi1-x-y-z)100-a-bScaYb, wherein x, y, and z are atomic percents, and a and b are atom molar ratios, in which: about 0.45?x?about 0.60; about 0.08?y?about 0.12; about 0.25?z?about 0.35; 0<a?about 5; and 0?b<about 0.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Byd Company Limited
    Inventors: Qing Gong, Yongxi Jian, Faliang Zhang
  • Patent number: 8308039
    Abstract: An auto hammer having a housing, a grip portion and a striking device. The striking device includes a striking rod for striking a nail or other element using a straight reciprocating motion. The striking device has an associated clamping mechanism for clamping the nail or other element. The clamping mechanism has a driving portion, a first clamping portion, and a second clamping portion. The first and second clamping portions are moved between a closed position and an opened position. In the closed position, the element is held between the first and second clamping portions. A first slot and a second slot are arranged on the first and second clamping portions respectively. The driving portion is arranged in both the first and second slots and moves along the first and second slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Chervon Limited
    Inventor: Gan Wei
  • Patent number: 8307525
    Abstract: A hand-operated rivet setting tool, having an upper handle, a lower handle, a housing which is connected to the lower handle at its first end and houses a pump assembly and a flexible reservoir, the pump assembly, connected to a flexible reservoir, the front assembly for setting a rivet, having a nose tube connected to a hydraulic cylinder of the pump assembly, a lever assembly, wherein the lever assembly and at least one of the handles are operationally connected to the pump assembly, wherein the pump assembly is sufficiently designed to advance the hydraulic cylinder with the nose tube to set the rivet when the lever of the lever assembly is in a first position, and wherein the pump assembly is sufficiently designed to open a passage for oil to return into the flexible reservoir and the hydraulic cylinder with the nose tube to retrieve toward the housing when the lever of the lever assembly is in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Gregory
  • Patent number: 8312380
    Abstract: Information communication technology operable to provide users with a means for sharing information and comments is disclosed. The information communication technology provides a means for participants to place chat comments on an interactive graphic such as a dynamically rendered map that participants can track, edit and collaboratively work with in order to decide on a suitable meeting location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth F. Churchill, Elizabeth Goodman, Joseph O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8309237
    Abstract: Aluminum alloy products comprising an aluminum alloy base and a sulfate-phosphate oxide zone integral therewith are disclosed. Methods of making the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Levendusky, Albert L. Askin, Joseph D. Guthrie, Luis Fanor Vega, Kevin M. Robare, Clinton Zediak, Wilson C. Lee, Jaskirat Sohi
  • Patent number: 8302536
    Abstract: A rail system for a powered pallet conveyor, which comprises alternative pathways having an electric cable provided on at least one of n parallel rails defining a travel pathway, wherein n?2, whereby the rail system includes a switch for switching between m alternative travel pathways, wherein m?2, and allowing the vehicle to continuously move across the switch after switching. The switch comprises a first actuator for selectively positioning (m*n) rigid rail portions bridging the distance between rail ends at (i) n joining points where the n parallel rails of each of the m alternative travel pathways subject to switching converge, and (ii) (m*n) continuation points where each alternative pathway subject to switching diverges downstream from the joining points A second actuator selectively positions [m(n?1)] rigid rail portions bridging the distance between rail ends, where each alternative pathway is discontinued downstream from the corresponding continuation points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: ROFA Rosenheimer Forderanlagen GmbH
    Inventor: Bruno Meinzinger
  • Patent number: 8303974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the treatment and prevention of vasospasm. The present invention provides a system for treating a cerebral vasospasm in a human utilizing a pharmaceutical composition and administrating a therapeutically effective amount of the pharmaceutical composition to a predetermined location in close proximity to a cerebral artery within a subarachnoid space wherein the pharmaceutical composition produces a localized pharmacologic effect thereby treating the cerebral vasospasm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Edge Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Loch Macdonald, Brian Leuthner
  • Patent number: 8307029
    Abstract: The disclosure describes systems and methods delivering communications associated with delivery conditions in which the occurrence of the delivery condition is determined by monitoring information received from a plurality of sources via multiple communication channels. The message delivery systems allow messages to be delivered to any “Who, What, When, Where” from any “Who, What, When, Where” upon the detection of an occurrence of one or more “Who, What, When, Where” delivery conditions. A message (which may be any data object including text-based messages, audio-based message such as voicemail or other audio such as music or video-based prerecorded messages) is delivered in accordance with delivery conditions based on any available data, including topical, spatial, temporal, and/or social data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Eliot Davis, Marco Boerries, Christopher William Higgins, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Ronald Martinez, Robert Carter Trout
  • Patent number: 8303783
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improving the corrosion resistance of chrome plated materials. After the materials to be chrome plated are mechanically abrasively polished, but before they are reverse etched, they are power washed with a high-pressure liquid. A sprayer with nozzles directed inwardly towards the materials directs water onto the material at pressures in the range of 1000 or 2500 to 3000 psi. After the materials are chrome plated, they are heated above the melting point of a buffing compound, and then the heated materials with the buffing compound applied are buffed. An induction heater is used, before or after the buffing compound is applied. Computer controls, responsive to operator input of the cross-sectional size, composition and/or speed of movement of the chrome plated materials, to in turn regulate the power to an induction coil heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Industrial Hard Chrome, Ltd.
    Inventor: Charles G. Therkildsen
  • Patent number: 8307392
    Abstract: The solution of the ad delivery platform described herein provides for the marketing and monetizing of media assets via the delivery of advertisement with on-demand video. The ad platform optimizes the delivery of ads by controlling the insertion frequency and format of the ad delivered with video streams. The ad platform provides flexible and configurable ad insertion rules to specify the insertion frequency and format for the composition of ads during playback of on-demand video media. The ad insertion rules may be based on a user profile, user behavior history, topic of the stream to be delivered, duration of the video or ad, and/or the popularity rating of the video or ad. The ad platform includes a reporting tool and usage reports to measure the effectiveness of the ad insertion rules in delivering ads to market and monetize the video media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Gulrukh Ahanger, Pavel Murnikov, Todd Boes, Robert Hammond
  • Patent number: 8301545
    Abstract: In general, the present disclosure includes a system, method and architecture for use in analyzing content of a social network data to identify a financial market trend, e.g., a trend associated with a financial market instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Shah
  • Patent number: 8301473
    Abstract: A stowage and center of gravity verification and assessment tool which assists users in locating items within an environment, determining the center of gravity of the environment, and calculating item location changes that facilitate altering the center of gravity. Each item to be tracked within the environment is equipped with one or more remotely pollable identifiers, such as, without limitation, barcodes, or RFID or ultrasonic tags, and the system stores the mass of each item. As items are moved in the environment, the system tracks the impact of such movement on the environment's center of gravity and recommends item location changes. The system can also assist users in locating items within the environment, provide access to detailed information about individual items, and assist with task scheduling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: United Space Alliance, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher E. Leslie
  • Patent number: D669716
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventors: Ramin Razavi, Jan B. Zwierstra, Trevor Dunlop