Patents Represented by Attorney Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
  • Patent number: 8327127
    Abstract: A user agent in a Web access device transmits an HTTP request for Web content to an origin server. The request contains a set of capabilities of the Web access device. A content authoring mechanism and adaptation determination service on the origin server process the request to determine what transformation is required to make the requested content fit the capabilities of the Web access device. The adaptation determination service invokes a niche transformation service that performs, in response to the content and the capabilities, the necessary transformation. The transformed Web content is transmitted to the user agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lalitha Suryanarayana, Sreenivasa Rao Gorti
  • Patent number: 8326951
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically configuring necessary parameters of a device to be coupled to a network with minimum human intervention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a wired and/or wireless Ad-hoc network is established to facilitate communications among a group of devices. When a new device is added to the network, a rudimentary communication path is initially established between one of the devices in the network and the new device such that necessary parameters (e.g., SSID, WEP security, channel frequency) can be exchanged for the new device to function properly in the network. To ensure the parameters are exchanged in a secure fashion, an additional public security procedure can be used between the two devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. J. Millington, Paul V. Hainsworth
  • Patent number: 8322962
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to score book covers are described. An example scoring apparatus includes a first scoring roll and a corresponding second scoring roll. The first scoring roll opposes the second scoring roll to process a cover at a first location of the cover. A first slider to couple the first scoring roll to the scoring apparatus such that the first slider enables independent adjustment of the first scoring roll relative to the second scoring roll in a first lateral direction relative to the second scoring roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: James M. Lanman, Patrick S. Lawson
  • Patent number: 8326212
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to collect media exposure information are described. An example apparatus includes an identifier card including a plurality of machine readable codes corresponding to one or more media stations and a metering device including a scanner to read a first one of the codes and a memory to record media exposure information identifying exposure of a user to a media station associated with the first one of the codes, the media information being stored in association with a timestamp corresponding to a time at which the first one of the codes was read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Arun Ramaswamy, Bruce Hoynoski
  • Patent number: 8321556
    Abstract: A method of storing collected data on a wireless device. User interaction with a wireless device and/or the performance of the wireless device is monitored and data related thereto collected. The collected data may be structured into a tagged hierarchical structure comprising a plurality of events that are separate and independent from one another. Each event may describe a specific application with a plurality of attributes. The tagged hierarchical structure formed as a tree structure is translated into a syntax generic language. The result may be formed into a compact format using a zipped format and/or a binary-equivalent format and then stored and transmitted to a central location (e.g., a server) for statistical analysis processing. The server transforms the received data into expanded format and forms a hierarchical tree structure for each event and its attributes. The result is processed for producing a statistical analysis of the collected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Manjirnath Chatterjee, Roderick Swift
  • Patent number: 8321059
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to calibrate valve-mounted instruments, such as a position controllers and/or a position transmitter, are described. A disclosed example apparatus to calibrate a valve assembly including a valve, an actuator and a position sensor includes an interface to receive a valve position value and to receive a position sensor sensitivity value, and an endpoint estimator to compute a first estimated value corresponding to an expected fully-open position of the valve based on the position sensor signal and the first and second values, and to compute a second estimated value corresponding to an expected fully-closed position of the valve based on the position sensor signal and the first and second received values, wherein the first and second estimated values are computed without repositioning the valve between computation of the first and second estimated values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Fisher Controls International, LLC
    Inventors: Perry K. Carter, Stephen G. Seberger
  • Patent number: 8318499
    Abstract: A system for managing the inventory of reagents for a laboratory automation system. The system for managing the inventory of reagents comprises a controller, software for the controller, and a refrigerator capable of refrigerating reagents, detecting the presence or absence of reagents in the refrigerator, and detecting the location of reagents in the refrigerator. The system for managing the inventory of reagents is connected to a laboratory automation system. The laboratory automation system comprises at least one clinical analyzer. A typical system for managing inventories of reagents includes an operator interface for the loading of boxes of reagents and other supplies, radio frequency identification system for identification of inventory and tracking, robotic mechanisms for loading containers onto the track system and removing containers from the track system, de-capping equipment, refrigeration equipment, and information technology connections to laboratory analyzers and vendors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Patrick P. Fritchie, John C. Jones, Oscar F. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 8321936
    Abstract: A system and a method for detecting malicious content associated with an electronic message are described. An electronic message, such as an e-mail, a chat request, a torrent file or a text message is initially received. The electronic message can then be compared to known viruses using pattern or signature matching techniques. The electronic message is then transmitted to a virtual machine which executes the electronic message in an environment simulating the destination computing system of the electronic message. The virtual machine monitors execution of the electronic message to identify one or more malicious actions and classifies the electronic message accordingly. For example, message component execution is monitored for attempts to access system files, attempts to access user information, attempts to transmit system configuration data or attempts to transmit user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: M86 Security, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Green, Richard Payne, William Kilmer
  • Patent number: 8316483
    Abstract: Foldable and portable playard assemblies with a storage compartment and methods of use thereof are disclosed. An example playard includes a lower frame having a collapsed position and an erected position, an upper frame having a collapsed position and an erected position and a plurality of corner posts coupling the lower frame and the upper frame. The example playard also includes an upper extension member coupled to and extending from the upper frame and a lower extension member coupled to extending from the lower frame. The upper extension member, the lower extension and two of the plurality of corner posts form a storage compartment frame. In addition, the storage compartment frame remains in an extended position when the lower frame is in the collapsed position and the upper frame is in the collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley H. Thomas, Phillip Holsinger, Traci J. Barron
  • Patent number: 8318255
    Abstract: Metallic substrates have a surface for receiving application of an adhesive that includes a precipitated coating of metallic nanoparticulates. A first portion of the nanoparticulates is adhered to the surface and a second portion is in contact with the first portion. Also provided are adhered constructs. These constructs include a first substrate with a first surface that has a metallic precipitated coating of nanoparticulates. A first portion of the nanoparticulates is adhered to the surface and a second portion contacts the first portion. The constructs include a second substrate that has a second surface; and an adhesive is applied between the first surface and the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Julia J. Mack
  • Patent number: 8321362
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatus to dynamically optimize platforms are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes configuring a processor to operate in a first mode, executing a workload on the processor, and sampling a plurality of registers associated with a performance monitoring unit (PMU). The example method also includes transforming the sampled plurality of registers into a Gaussian signal, partitioning the probabilistic model representation into a plurality of discrete output symbols, and associating one of the plurality of discrete output symbols with the workload based on a probability value associated with the one of the plurality of discrete output symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos Hector Carrizo, Pablo Andrès Garralda
  • Patent number: 8315456
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatus for auditing signage are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves directing an operator to a signage location and capturing an image of a signage at the signage location. The example method also includes detecting an actual characteristic of the signage based on the image and comparing the actual characteristic to an expected characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company
    Inventor: Michael Alan Hicks
  • Patent number: 8316360
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to optimize the parallel execution of software processes are disclosed. An example method includes receiving a first software process that processes a set of data, locating a first primitive in the first software process, and decomposing the first primitive into a first set of one or more sub-primitives. The example methods and apparatus additionally perform static fusion and dynamic fusion to optimize software processes for execution in parallel processing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Byoungro So, Anwar M. Ghuloum, Youfeng Wu
  • Patent number: 8312801
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to adjust the lateral clearance between upper and lower blades of shearing machines are described. An example apparatus includes a first blade opposite a second blade and movably coupled to a frame of the shear press via a ram, wherein the first and second blades are to receive a strip material. A lateral clearance adjustor slidably coupled to the ram shifts the first blade laterally relative to the second blade. A sensor determines a clearance position and a first drive member moves the lateral clearance adjustor from an initial position to the clearance position. A second drive member operatively coupled to the ram drives the first blade toward the second blade to shear the strip material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: The Bardbury Company
    Inventors: Ronald Lee Sundquist, III, Anwar Gulrez Kahn
  • Patent number: 8315176
    Abstract: Example methods and system to validate proper network connections between a digital subscriber line (DSL) access multiplexer (DSLAM) and the subscriber loop to a customer location are disclosed. A disclosed example device includes first and second nodes to electrically couple the device to a port of a DSLAM and to a first end of a communication circuit, the communication circuit to facilitate electrical coupling of the port of the DSLAM to a central office (CO) switch at a second end of the communication circuit, and a signature circuit electrically coupled between the first and second nodes to generate a signature signal in response to a test signal injected onto the communication circuit at a second end of the communication circuit, the signature signal having a magnitude substantially proportional to the test signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Randy S. Young
  • Patent number: 8315620
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to associate a mobile device with a panelist profile. An example method includes initializing a metering application on the mobile device to operate with partial functionality, parsing a message log with the metering application to identify an installation message, extracting a telephone number from the installation message and saving to a memory of the mobile device, sending an initialization message based on the extracted telephone number to prompt an authorization message, and enabling full functionality of the metering application in response to receiving the authorization message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Ralph K. Williamson, Mohamad Hannaoui
  • Patent number: 8307843
    Abstract: Temperature-controlled pressure regulators are described. An example temperature-controlled pressure regulator described herein includes a regulator body having an inlet fluidly coupled to an outlet via a first passageway. A heat block is disposed within the regulator body and receives at least a portion of the first passageway. The heat block is to provide heat to the process fluid as the process fluid flows through the heat block via the first passageway, which separates the process fluid from the heat block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Tescom Corporation
    Inventors: Daryll Duane Patterson, Eric Jacob Burgett, Jonathan Elliot Berg, Keith Duwayne Monson, Sheila Snitker McKee
  • Patent number: 8307956
    Abstract: A wheel restraint for restraining a vehicle at a loading dock includes various features such as, a wheel chock supported by a spring loaded articulated arm with a spring that can be selectively tightened or released, a sensor that detects whether the chock is solidly against a base plate or floor, a bi-directional pivotal joint between the articulated arm and the wheel chock to ensure that the chock can sit squarely on a mating base plate, a wheel chock that meshes with a hydraulically actuated base plate, pivotal or otherwise movable backstops that prevent a wheel chock from sliding out of position, and a base plate cleaning system. The cleaning system might include a vehicle-actuated brush, fluid spray nozzles, electric heater and removable cover plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Andersen, Eric Bublitz, Timothy Cotton, John A. Kish, Kurt Lessard, Timothy Muhl, Kyle E. Nelson, Pamela Pietrangelo, Reinhard E. Sander, Matt Sveum, Benjamin Wieberdink
  • Patent number: D670869
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: A7 Helmet Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Kerry Sheldon Harris
  • Patent number: D670870
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: A7 Helmet Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Kerry Sheldon Harris