Patents Represented by Attorney Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn LLP
  • Patent number: 8348260
    Abstract: A sub-assembly of a document processor that routes at least one document from an input hopper, along a document path and to an output bin is disclosed. The document processor includes a flag movably-arranged within the input hopper to/from a closed orientation and an open orientation; a rod fixed to and extending from the flag, wherein the rod includes an outer surface; a cam member including a camming surface, wherein the camming surface is communicatively-coupled to the outer surface of the rod; a driven shaft connected to the cam member, wherein the cam member further includes a one-way clutch, wherein the driven shaft extends through the one-way clutch; and a feed motor connected to the driven shaft. A method for operating the sub-assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Burroughs, Inc.
    Inventors: Johan P. Bakker, George T. Spray, David B. Tratar, James M. Spall, Michael J. Moore
  • Patent number: 8349464
    Abstract: A prepreg can be obtained by impregnating a decorative base paper with an impregnating resin solution which contains at least one polymer latex and at least one modified starch with a specific molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Schoeller Technocell GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martina Wicher, Mirko Standke
  • Patent number: 8350810
    Abstract: A system for controlling a remote vehicle, the system comprising: a hand-held controller having a plurality of buttons; a display including a graphical user interface having soft buttons; and a processor in communication with the hand-held controller and the display. Buttons of the hand-held controller are mapped to soft buttons of the graphical user interface to allow actuation of soft buttons of the graphical user interface, and the hand-held controller is capable of switching between two or more button function modes, wherein each button function mode assigns different functions to one or more of the buttons of the hand-held controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Robbins, Samuel H. Kenyon, Roger Gerson, Travis Woodbury, Melissa N. Ledoux
  • Patent number: 8343562
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method and apparatus for aqueous extraction of chemical compounds from solid material in which the solid material is entrained in an extraction liquid phase that flowed around immersed sonotrodes emitting radial or focused high energy ultrasonic waves. A significant increase in extracted material and decreases in extraction time is observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cavitus Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Darren M. Bates, Arthur R. McLoughlin, Andrew Sin Ju Yap
  • Patent number: 8344147
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for preparing solid state forms of N-(4-(7-azabicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-7-yl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-4-oxo-5-(trifluoromethyl)-1, 4-dihydroquinoline-3-carboxamide, including Compound 1 Form A, Compound 1 Form A-HCl, Compound 1 Form B, and Compound 1 Form B-HCl, any combination of these forms, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of treatment therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Vertex Pharmaceutical Incorporated
    Inventors: Narendra Bhalchandra Ambhaikar, Robert Hughes, Dennis James Hurley, Elaine Chungmin Lee, Benjamin Littler, Mehdi Numa, Stefanie Roeper, Urvi Sheth
  • Patent number: 8344348
    Abstract: An electrical device includes a first electrode and a second electrode. A first active material is between the first electrode and second electrode. A second active material is between the first electrode and second electrode. A nonlinear electrode material is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The nonlinear electrode material is electrically in series with the first electrode, the first active material, the second active material, and the second electrode. The first electrode and the first active material undergo no chemical or electrochemical reaction when current passes between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ovonyx, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Wicker, Wolodymyr Czubatyj
  • Patent number: 8345333
    Abstract: Provided are a displacement/distortion measuring method and a displacement/distortion measuring apparatus for easily and highly accurately measuring displacement or distortion of an object. An image of the surface of the measuring object is picked up by a line scanner apparatus adhered or brought close to the surface of the measuring object. The image is taken, displacement or distortion is measured by image analysis of the image of the measuring object surface prior to time lapse and that after time lapse, and displacement or distortion measuring results are outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Smart Structures LLC
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsuda, Masakazu Uchino, Yukihiro Ito, Kousuke Yoshimaru, Chikara Yamazaki, Shuichi Yamazaki, Kousuke Uchida
  • Patent number: 8341049
    Abstract: A method for controlling feature upgrades on a plurality of payment system devices, onsite, in a distributed network, involves a web service at each of the plurality of payment system devices. An upgrade utility program communicates with the web service at each of the plurality of payment system devices, and presents a list of available payment system devices to the user. The list of available payment system devices identifies each device by location. A group of payment system devices is selected for receiving feature upgrades, and for each payment system device in the selected group, at least one feature upgrade is selected. A request file is created that contains information indicative of the payment system devices selected for receiving feature upgrades and indicative of the at least one feature upgrade for each selected payment system device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Burroughs Payment Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: A. Ferdinand Gomes, Philip Stoll, Ameya Vasani
  • Patent number: 8333022
    Abstract: A footbed promotes complimentary movement and proprioceptive feedback of a user's foot (e.g., to help an adult balance on an uneven surface) while wearing the article of footwear. The footbed includes a base and a plurality of pads. The base has a first side opposite a second side, each extending from a forefoot region to a heel region. A first portion of each pad extends away from the first side of the base and a second portion of each pad extends away from the second side of the base. The second side of the base is positionable adjacent to an outsole of an article of footwear such that the first side of the base is adjacent a user's foot during use of the article of footwear. Each pad is movable substantially independently of the each of the other pads, relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: SRL, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. Crowley, II, David M. Nau, Marc R. Loverin
  • Patent number: 8333639
    Abstract: An improved ridge vent that includes a support, a cover, a housing, and a concealing structure provides ventilation for a building. The housing contains a biocidal source. Rainwater flows down the cover, into the housing, and over the biocidal source. The water treated with the biocidal source then flows out of the housing and down the roof, inhibiting the growth of mold, moss, bacteria, and fungus. The concealing structure hides the biocidal source from view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth F. Collister, Brenden J. Jones
  • Patent number: 8335368
    Abstract: A document processor and method of use are disclosed. In one aspect, a document processor includes a path of travel of a document, a magnetic ink character reader, and an image scanner. The magnetic ink character reader is located along the path of travel and positioned to read magnetic characters printed on a document passing along the path of travel. The image scanner is located along the path of travel and oriented to capture an image of a surface of a document passing along the path of travel. The document processor also includes at least one drive mechanism located along the path of travel and configured to guide a document along the path of travel in a first direction during operation of the magnetic ink character reader, and further configured to guide the document along the path of travel in a second direction opposite the first direction during operation of the image scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Burroughs, Inc.
    Inventors: John Gudenburr, William L. Kozlowski, Michael J. Moore
  • Patent number: 8325390
    Abstract: A document scanner and associated feedback mechanism are disclosed. The document scanner includes a document bed including a document positioning surface, and a scanning module slidably connected to the document bed, the scanning module manually movable across the document positioning surface. The document scanner further includes a feedback mechanism arranged to receive information about a speed of movement of the scanning module, and output a feedback signal to a user of the document scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Burroughs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Moore, John Gudenburr, Sammy C. Hutson, William L. Kozlowski
  • Patent number: 8326469
    Abstract: A method for enhancing operational efficiency of a remote vehicle using a diagnostic behavior. The method comprises inputting and analyzing data received from a plurality of sensors to determine the existence of deviations from normal operation of the remote vehicle, updating parameters in a reference mobility model based on deviations from normal operation, and revising strategies to achieve an operational goal of the remote vehicle to accommodate deviations from normal operation. An embedded simulation and training system for a remote vehicle. The system comprises a software architecture installed on the operator control unit and including software routines and drivers capable of carrying out mission simulations and training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventors: Emilie Phillips, Aaron Powers, Andrew Shein, Josef P. Jamieson, Tyson Sawyer
  • Patent number: 8324242
    Abstract: The present invention relates to modulators of ATP-Binding Cassette (“ABC”) transporters or fragments thereof, including Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator, compositions thereof, and methods therewith. The present invention also relates to methods of treating ABC transporter mediated diseases using such modulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Vertex Pharmaceutical Incorporated
    Inventors: Sara Hadida Ruah, Anna Hazlewood, Peter D. J. Grootenhuis, Fredrick Van Goor, Ashvani Singh, Jinglan Zhou, Jason McCartney
  • Patent number: 8320721
    Abstract: An optical mode transformer comprises a first waveguide including a first core, a first cladding and an end facet configured to be coupled to an optical fiber. The transformer further includes a second waveguide comprising a second core, a second cladding and an end directly coupled to an end of the first waveguide. A third waveguide comprises a third core and a third cladding, and is arranged with respect to the second waveguide so as to realize an evanescent optical coupling with the second waveguide. The third core includes a tapered region wherein evanescent coupling takes place, and wherein a refractive index contrast of the first waveguide is less than a refractive index contrast of the second waveguide, the refractive index contrast of the second waveguide is less than a refractive index contrast of the third waveguide, and the refractive index contrast of the third waveguide is not less than 18%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Gaia Cevini, Paola Galli, Stefano Lorenzotti, Marco Piazza, Marco Romagnoli, Luciano Socci, Lorenzo Bolla, Silvia Ghidini
  • Patent number: 8315266
    Abstract: A set top box including a network extender and a media player in communication with the network extender. The network extender is connectable to a residential gateway of a local area network through a wired connection. The media player includes a computing processor executing instructions to format a signal received from the network extender for use by a media device. The set top box also includes at least one wireless transceiver in communication with the network extender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Cedric Fung Lam, Tony Ong, Ke Dong, Steven Fong, Yut Loy Chan, Yifan Gao, Milo Steven Medin, Dov Shimon Zimring
  • Patent number: 8314239
    Abstract: The present invention relates to modulators of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (“CFTR”), compositions thereof, and methods therewith. The present invention also relates to methods of treating diseases using modulators of CFTR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Vertex Pharmaceutical Incorporated
    Inventors: Hayley Binch, Lev T. D. Fanning, Mehdi Michel Djamel Numa
  • Patent number: D672839
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Leapers, Inc.
    Inventor: Tai-Lai Ding
  • Patent number: D672928
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventor: David Orrin Swett
  • Patent number: D673229
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Buddie Toys LLC
    Inventors: Laura Ent, Carly Westfall, Ali Sutton-Settimi