Patents Represented by Attorney Hope Baldauff Hartman, LLC
  • Patent number: 8347541
    Abstract: A power supply system for a firearm including a plurality of leads disposed in a rail for providing power to an electric firearm accessory attached thereto and an electric firearm accessory including connectors for electrically connecting to leads disposed in a rail on which the accessory is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wolf Pac Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: John Thompson
  • Patent number: 8352302
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for determining a plurality of turfs from where to reallocate a workforce to a given turf. According to embodiments, a method for determining a plurality of turfs from where to reallocate a workforce to a given turf is provided. According to the method, an indication of the given turf is received. Optimal turfs from where to reallocate technicians to the given turf are determined from a plurality of turfs. Visual cues for identifying at least a portion of the optimal turfs are generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Ingman, Robert Cole, Richard Miller
  • Patent number: 8352099
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for providing additional yaw control to a multi-engine aircraft experiencing engine thrust asymmetry. A primary flight control system of the aircraft is configured to limit the operational thrust of an operating engine of the aircraft to provide additional yaw control when the aircraft is experiencing thrust asymmetry. The system includes a thrust limit module for calculating the maximum engine thrust limit to be imposed on an operating engine. The maximum engine thrust limit is calculated using inputs corresponding to the sideslip angle and the roll rate of the aircraft. The maximum engine thrust limit is imposed on the operating engine of the aircraft such that the operational thrust generated by the operating engine is limited to the maximum engine thrust limit. By reducing the operational thrust generated by the operating engine, the yawing caused by the thrust asymmetry is likely to be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David P. Eggold, Daniel R. Shapiro, Kyle J. Gardner
  • Patent number: 8352721
    Abstract: A computer system firmware stores an operating system boot loader along with accompanying firmware boot driver and a service option ROM. A firmware boot enables the computer system to initiate an operating system boot without necessarily utilizing a hard drive or other peripheral. The service option ROM is installed, indicating to the firmware that a firmware boot is available. When selected the firmware boot copies the operating system boot loader from firmware to main memory and then initiates the operating system boot loader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: American Megatrends, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefano Righi, Natalya Kalistratova
  • Patent number: 8352718
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable medium for expediting initialization of a computing system are provided. According to one aspect of the invention, a computer-readable medium is provided having computer executable instructions stored thereon, which when executed by a computer, cause the computer to cache a portion of a firmware to a cache prior to initialization of a main memory. In particular, the computer-executable instructions cause the central processing unit of the computer to cache a range of memory addresses corresponding to the location of the portion of the firmware stored in a computer storage media to the cache prior to the initialization of the main memory. The firmware may be a BIOS and/or EFI firmware. The computer-executable instructions then cause the computer to execute the portion of the firmware from the cache until the main memory is initialized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: American Megatrends, Inc.
    Inventor: Srinivasan N. Rao
  • Patent number: 8352553
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for providing a bi-direction e-mail transport between a management (“CRM”) server computer and an e-mail server computer. An e-mail connector communicates with a CRM server computer to determine whether any e-mail messages are pending send at the CRM server computer. If any e-mail messages are pending send, the e-mail connector retrieves the e-mail messages from the CRM server computer. The e-mail connector then communicates with an e-mail server computer to send the retrieved e-mail messages to their intended recipients. The e-mail connector may also retrieve e-mail messages from the e-mail server computer and determine whether the e-mail messages are CRM related. If the e-mail messages are CRM related, the e-mail connector is operative to transmit the CRM-related e-mails to the CRM server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dominic J. Pouzin, Ilana Rae Smith, Shashi Ranjan, David Robert Shutt
  • Patent number: 8351903
    Abstract: A method for updating voicemail data at least partially stored at a device (30) can include obtaining a command to update the voicemail data at a device (30). The device (30) can activate a data session through which voicemail data can be downloaded to the device (30). In some embodiments, the device (30) can automatically activate a data session upon the occurrence of a trigger event, for example, upon the receipt of a message waiting indicator, or upon powering on the device (30). In other embodiments, the device (30) can wait for a user action or command to download voicemail data. The action or command can be received at the device after a trigger event, or at any other time. Exemplary devices (30) and communications networks (10) for implementing these and other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II, LLC
    Inventors: William Joseph Sigmund, Michael Robert Zubas, Brian Keith Rainer
  • Patent number: 8347208
    Abstract: Portions of content are transformed into portions of rendered content. While the portions of the content are being transformed into portions of the rendered content, each discrete portion of the rendered content can be provided to the application program after that portion is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gareth Alan Howell, Matthew James Ruhlen, Brendyn O'Dell-Alexander, Nicholas Allen Robarge, Zhenjun Zhu, Sugandha SudeshKumar Kapoor, Kiran Akella Venkata, Juraj Gottweis
  • Patent number: 8346756
    Abstract: Tools and techniques related to calculating valence of expressions within documents. These tools may provide methods that include receiving input documents for processing, and extracting expressions from the documents for valence analysis, with scope relationships occurring between terms contained in the expressions. The methods may calculate calculating valences of the expressions, based on the scope relationships between terms in the expressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Livia Polanyi, Martin Henk Van den Berg, Barney Pell
  • Patent number: 8346696
    Abstract: Methods provided by this description may include receiving input signals for classification, and deriving specified signal parameters from the input signals. These methods may also compare the specified signal parameter to signal parameters derived from training signals, with the training signals being associated with predefined signal classes. These methods may also classify the input signals based on this comparison of the signal parameters, as derived respectively from the input signals in the training signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: James Bryan Baker
  • Patent number: 8340644
    Abstract: A voicemail system (18, 30) includes a memory (38, 64) and a processor (34, 62). The memory (38, 64) can store data relating to one or more users. An incoming communication can be handled by the voicemail system (18, 30) and provided with functionality based upon a user's preferences, for example. The voicemail system (18, 30) can include functionality to allow a user to convert a voicemail message to a desired format and forward the file to one or more designated destinations. Methods (700, 800, 900, 1000) for forwarding one or messages are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: William Joseph Sigmund, Michael Robert Zubas, Brian Keith Rainer
  • Patent number: 8336830
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods provide for the use of retractable aircraft wing tips to increase the wingspan of an aircraft to decrease drag and increase fuel efficiency. According to various embodiments, a flexible lifting envelope is attached to an outboard end of an aircraft wing. Upon receiving pressurized air, the flexible lifting envelope extends outward to a lift-producing configuration that extends the span of the aircraft wing to which it is attached. When deflated, the flexible lifting envelope retracts into a stowed configuration to decrease the wingspan of the aircraft to allow for parking at airport gates or to alleviate flight loads. Various implementations provide for a telescoping wing tip and for a rolled wing tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: David Scott Eberhardt
  • Patent number: 8341651
    Abstract: Methods and computer-readable media are provided herein for integrating enterprise search systems with proprietary back-end content store access control APIs. A declarative metadata model is utilized to create and store data defining a custom API exposed by a back-end content store for retrieving access rights for documents stored therein. A normalized API for obtaining access rights for a document is also exposed. When a call is made to the normalized API, the stored data is utilized to transform the call to the normalized API into a call to the custom API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Arshish Cyrus Kapadia, Jonah Sarbin Burke
  • Patent number: 8341533
    Abstract: Tools and techniques are described for storage and expedited retrieval of messages and responses in multi-tasking environments. Methods provided by these tools may establish active communications with a first contact, and then received indications of secondary communications involving a second contact. These methods may then present user interfaces (UIs) that include representations of at least the secondary communications. Through the UIs, the methods may receive a selection of one of the secondary communications for an expedited response, and may receive input from the user that provides the expedited response to the secondary communication, while maintaining the active communication in an active state. These methods may provide the expedited response to the secondary communication, based upon the input received from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Wyman, Frank Fitzlaff, Jonathan Howe, Serhiy Serbin
  • Patent number: 8341547
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for providing contact information at turf level. According to embodiments, a method for providing contact information at turf level is provided. According to the method, a selected turf from a plurality of turfs displayed in a spreadsheet-based graphical user interface (GUI) is received. In response to receiving the selected turf, contact information for field supervisors associated with disciplines of the selected turf is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Ingman, Robert Cole, Richard Miller
  • Patent number: 8335825
    Abstract: Included are embodiments of a method for communicating data. One embodiment, among others includes receiving a request from a user to contact the at least one data provider associated with at least one listing stored in a user-defined directory and in response to receiving the request, facilitating activation of instant messaging logic, where the instant messaging logic is configured to refrain from displaying presence information associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Jay O. Glasgow
  • Patent number: 8335753
    Abstract: A modeling system enriched with information from a single source (or multiple sources) that allows for the intelligent extension, formulation or reformulation of a request into various processes including but not limited to transmission, discovery, notification, searching, filtering and storing processes is provided. The innovation builds a network of connected information in a specific domain (or group of domains). Additionally, the system enhances the quality and specificity of the results for queries made in various systems including, but not limited to, search engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alain Thierry Rappaport, Daniel Ryan Adamson, Leo Li-Hong Shih, Timothy Byung Choe
  • Patent number: 8331225
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed which relate to implementing location-based quality of service (QoS) for applications running over a mobile communications network. A user sets up one or more “geofenced area(s)” delimited by position coordinates and associated with their mobile computing device. Also associated with each geofenced area is a “QoS Profile” listing a plurality of requested QoS attributes for traffic going to/from the user's mobile computing device or specific applications running on his/her mobile computing device over the mobile communications network. When the user enters a particular geofenced area associated with their mobile computing device, the QoS Profile associated with that geofenced area is loaded as the active QoS Profile for the mobile computing device. Additionally, as part of their QoS Profiles, a user optionally sets up other conditions which trigger changes in requested QoS attributes for their traffic over the mobile communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Daryl Rector, John Potts Davis, III, Justin Michael Anthony McNamara
  • Patent number: 8331908
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for controlling components associated with a room using a mobile phone. A gateway is configured to receive a command from a mobile phone. Upon receiving the command, the gateway determines whether the command is a room command or a presentation command. If the command is a room command, the gateway causes the room component to respond to the room component. If the command received is a presentation command, the gateway causes the presentation component to respond to the presentation command. A user may input commands to the mobile phone by making gestures with or on a screen of the mobile phone, by utilizing phone keys of the mobile phone, or by interacting with user interface controls displayed on the mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: William George Verthein, Warren Vincent Barkley
  • Patent number: 8332474
    Abstract: Included are systems and methods for directing data. At least one embodiment of a method includes receiving a listing for a data provider, the listing including a plurality of criteria related to the data provider and receiving an indication to add at least a portion of the listing to a personal directory. Other embodiments include adding at least a portion of the listing to the personal directory and receiving an indication from the data provider to send data to the personal directory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Jay O. Glasgow