Patents Represented by Attorney Holland & Knight LLP
  • Patent number: 8352554
    Abstract: A method and computer program product for defining an activity. One or more members of the activity are defined. At least one piece of content is associated with the activity, thus defining at least one associated piece of content that is accessible by at least a portion of the members of the activity. Associating at least one piece of content with the activity includes determining if the at least one piece of content is from a private source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Miguel A. Estrada, Douglas W. Conmy, Christoph Josef Luecking, Scott H. Prager
  • Patent number: 8351895
    Abstract: A wireless security device and method includes implementing, by a wireless security device, one or more Bluetooth™ wireless protocol profiles for connecting to one or more Bluetooth™ enabled devices. A Bluetooth™ enabled telephony device may be paired with the wireless security device using one or more Bluetooth™ wireless protocol profiles. The wireless security device may send a command to the telephony device over the wirelessly paired Bluetooth™ connection The command may cause the telephony device to place a telephone call to an emergency telephone number. Once the telephone call is placed, a prerecorded emergency message may be sent from the wireless security device to the telephony device, causing the telephony device to play the prerecorded emergency message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Zomm, LLC
    Inventors: Henry A. Penix, Laurie L. Penix, Zachry A. Penix, Peter E. H. Hauser
  • Patent number: 8346697
    Abstract: A method and system for direct construction of a minimal deterministic finite state machine corresponding to a regular expression are provided. The method includes providing a regular expression represented as a regular expression tree with nodes of operators and leaves of elementary character transitions and traversing the regular expression tree recursively to build minimal finite state automata (FSAs) corresponding to the branches of the tree, wherein the FSAs end in a specified tail automaton. The operators are concatenation, alternation, and Kleene closure. A concatenation operation is performed by recursive construction in reverse order wherein each automaton built becomes the tail for the preceding argument of the operation. An alternation operation is performed by recursively building automata corresponding to the arguments of the operation with the same tail and merging them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Branimir Lambov
  • Patent number: 8346898
    Abstract: A method and computer program product for automatically classifying relationships in a social networking or email application is described. A method may comprise associating, via at least one of a client electronic device and a server computer, a first incoming communication type and a first outgoing communication type with a first contact group, and a second incoming communication type and a second outgoing communication type with a second contact group. The method may further comprise monitoring, via at least one of the client electronic device and the server computer, an incoming communication from a contact and an outgoing communication to the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jane B. Marcus, Richard Blair Davies, Jr., A. Julie Kadashevich
  • Patent number: 8344835
    Abstract: The method of winding superconducting wire comprises a winding method comprising: winding the superconducting wire from the source reel onto the first lane of the first bobbin a first number of times in a first direction; fixing the first bobbin and the second bobbin to each other; winding the superconducting wire from the source reel onto the third lane of the second bobbin a second number of times in the first direction; separating the first bobbin and the second bobbin from each other; and winding the superconducting wire from the first lane of the first bobbin onto the fourth lane of the second bobbin a third number of times in a second direction which is different from the first direction while winding the superconducting wire from the third lane of the second bobbin onto the source reel the third number of times in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsel University
    Inventors: Tae Kuk Ko, Jae Sik Kang, Hyun Chul Jo, Suk Jin Choi, Jin Bae Na, Jae Young Jang, Young Jin Hwang, Hyung Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 8341045
    Abstract: A savings and investment system and method including a plurality of pre-paid investment cards (PPICs) which can be purchased by individuals as investment products for themselves or as gifts for PPIC recipients. The PPICs are pre-paid stored value cards that are provided for use with the investment system by a PPIC company, which establishes relationships with partner financial services providers and partner retailers to provide investment vehicles and the PPICs. The value stored on the PPICs can be redeemed through a PPIC website maintained by the PPIC company or the partner financial services provider(s), whereby the value on the PPIC is deposited in an investment account established for the PPIC recipient, and then allocated among specified investment vehicles. The PPIC purchaser may optionally define usage rules governing how the PPIC value is allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nextgen Savings, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel A. Kravitz, Ryan Mersand, Steve Mersand, Andrew Kravit
  • Patent number: 8341726
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling the propagation of an email message includes defining at least a first email recipient and a second email recipient of the email message. A first email propagation policy associated with at least the first email recipient is defined, and a second email propagation policy associated with at least the second email recipient is defined. The email message is sent to the first email recipient and to the second email recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Denner, Patrick Joseph O'Sullivan, Ruthie D. Lyle, Carol Sue Zimmet
  • Patent number: 8327966
    Abstract: An article dump truck has a front tractor unit connected to an associated rear trailer unit with a tipping container by an articulated coupling. The articulated coupling is operable to allow the front tractor unit and rear trailer unit to pivot about a vertical pivot axis, rams being provided to turn the front tractor unit and rear trailer unit about the pivot to steer the dump truck. The articulated coupling also allows the front tractor unit and rear trailer unit to rotate relative to each other about a longitudinal axis of the dump truck. In addition, the front tractor unit has a front chassis mounted on a pair of wheels by an independent suspension system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Technology Investments Limited
    Inventors: Eanna Pronsias Timoney, Sean Timoney
  • Patent number: 8332858
    Abstract: A method and computer program product for detecting an attempt to engage a synchronization object. A tracking list for a line of code that attempted to engage the synchronization object is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Kirk J. Krauss
  • Patent number: 8323505
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards systems and methods for the treatment of wastewater. A system in accordance with one particular embodiment may include a vacuum filter band system configured to receive a saturated ion exchange resin tank and to apply a water rinse to the resin to generate a resin slurry. The vacuum filter band system may further include a vacuum filter band configured to receive the resin slurry. The vacuum filter band system may also be configured to generate a mixed metal solution. The system may further include a metal specific purification system including a plurality of purification units configured to receive a continuous flow of the mixed metal solution, each of the purification units configured to target a particular metal from the mixed metal solution. Numerous other embodiments are also within the scope of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hydroionic Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rainer Bauder, Richard Hsu Yeh
  • Patent number: 8321514
    Abstract: A trust relationship may be established between a first email user and at least a second email user. At least one email message received by the second user is automatically propagated to the first user based upon, at least in part, the trust relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph O'Sullivan, Liam Harpur, Fred Raguillat, Daniel Terlizzi, Carol Sue Zimmet
  • Patent number: 8316342
    Abstract: A method of interconnecting a first plurality of electronic components and a second plurality of electronic components to form an electronic circuit includes exporting a first netlist representing a first interconnection of the first electronic components in a first design entry tool, exporting a second netlist representing a second interconnection of the second electronic components in a second design entry tool, providing at least a first interface from the second plurality to the first plurality in the second design entry tool, populating the first interface through the first design entry tool, and exporting a third netlist representing the first interface from the second plurality to the first plurality from the second design entry tool, wherein the third netlist stitches the first netlist to the second netlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Taranjit Kukal, Chris Cheung, Vikas Kohli, Keith Felton, Frank X. Farmar, Steven R. Durrill
  • Patent number: 8316329
    Abstract: Double patterning is achieved with a single reticle while maintaining the integrity of in-scribe patterns and without blading the reticle. In-scribe structures may or may not be double patterning. For example, elements such as electrical test structures might have features that are so closely spaced that double pattering is desired. However, elements such as optical alignment marks might not require double patterning. For those elements for which double patterning is not desired, a first sub-array of the reticle has a pattern for the element, whereas the corresponding location in a second sub-array has a blank. By the corresponding location, it is meant the location on the reticle that would be exposed to the same target region to which the element would be exposed if the reticle were used for double patterning. Thus, the blank prevents target region from being exposed more than once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney Rigby, James Frisby, Aaron Parr, Yasuhisa Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8316337
    Abstract: A system for connecting an interface of an electronic device between first and second fabrics includes a constraint generator that associates first and second conditions with the interface, a first equation solver that solves one or more first equation to select a first plurality of connectors in the first fabric and a second plurality of connectors in the second fabric that satisfy the first condition based on an optimality criterion for the interface; and a second equation solver that solves one or more second equation to select one of the first plurality of connectors in the fabric and one of the second plurality of connectors in the second fabric that satisfy the second condition based on the optimality criterion for the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Utpal Bhattacharya, Vikas Kohli, Tarun Beri, Rahul Verma
  • Patent number: 8312671
    Abstract: A line, system, and method are provided for delivering a plurality of fluids to a target plant array at a plurality of pressures. The line comprises a plurality of tubes at least portions of which are hydrophilic. The tubes are connected together to form a co-extensive, multi-chambered delivery system. Each tube is connectable at a proximal end to a source of fluid, preferably comprising at least two different fluids. By having a unitary system positioned in the soil, redundancy of equipment, labor, and systems can be reduced, with the instant system able to perform the functions of multiple systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Developmental Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Edmund A. Sinda
  • Patent number: 8312607
    Abstract: A tool for installing a flexible impeller on a drive shaft in the impeller cavity in a water pump including a gripping surface extending about an upper portion of the tool and an open ended channel extending axially through the tool for receiving and releasably retaining a flexible impeller therein in a compressed state. The channel has an upper portion circumscribed by an annular outwardly inclined impeller abutment surface and a lower constant radius portion circumscribed by a depending cylindrical wall. The inclined impeller abutment surface terminates in the constant radius portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Andrzej Pecherzewski
  • Patent number: 8316332
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for minimizing constraints in the formal verification of an integrated circuit design. The method may include obtaining an unisolated list of constraints initially comprising all known constraints for the integrated circuit design and obtaining an isolated list of constraints initially comprising none of the known constraints. The method may further include attempting to prove an assertion without the known constraints and determining if the assertion is valid. The method may further include updating the isolated list of constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep Goyal, Alok Jain
  • Patent number: D671091
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Zomm LLC
    Inventors: Peter Edmund Heinrich Hauser, Henry Penix, Zachry Penix, Ryan J. Schwarz, Ryan Moore
  • Patent number: D671092
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Zomm LLC
    Inventors: Peter Edmund Heinrich Hauser, Henry Penix, Zachry Penix, Ryan J. Schwarz, Ryan Moore
  • Patent number: D671093
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Zomm LLC
    Inventors: Peter Edmund Heinrich Hauser, Henry Penix, Zachry Penix, Ryan J. Schwarz, Ryan Moore