Patents Represented by Attorney Husch Blackwell Sanders Welsh & Katz
  • Patent number: 7786854
    Abstract: A system and method for performing a walk test for an alarm system having an alarm panel and at least one zone, each zone having at least one sensor, having steps of placing the alarm panel in an engineering mode, establishing a communications channel between the alarm panel and a communication device and remotely placing the alarm panel in an appropriate state for each walk test, selecting a zone, triggering an alarm for each sensor in the selected zone, and using the communications channel to report the triggered alarm to the communication device, and remotely placing the alarm panel in an appropriate state for the next walk test after triggering all of the sensors in the zone. The system and method can also include user input to the alarm panel to indicate the desired communications channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Hosey
  • Patent number: 7787775
    Abstract: A chromatic dispersion compensation system for an optical transmission system incorporates circuitry which determines the length of an optical fiber extending between an output amplifier and an input amplifier. Based on fiber type, the total chromatic dispersion on the fiber is determined. Compensation can then be automatically implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Tellabs Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Boduch, Kimon Papakos, Gary M. Eslary, John M. Golding
  • Patent number: 7788531
    Abstract: This descriptive document is about a new backup device that takes advantage of the components of a PC's conventional power supply and it combines them with additional typical electronic components from an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). The result of such combination is a lower cost backup function that is applied directly to the PC and, therefore, eliminates the requirement of external devices—such as a UPS—to perform this backup function. In this document, the electronic components that combine with the PC's power supply in order to provide the backup functionality described above are referred to as integrated backup unit (URI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Cove Distribution, Inc.
    Inventor: Mary Louise Adams
  • Patent number: 7787668
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fingerprint image capture process control method and the apparatus thereof particularly to a method for capturing and mapping fingerprint images and the apparatus for the same. The present invention determines the proper direction of mosaicing the slices to get correct fingerprint image by comparing the leading and trailing image blocks of two adjacent slices (frames) and uses the direction that is more affinitive as forward capture direction after the comparison. In addition, the identification of image direction may be processed repeatedly while mosaicing the slices, and calibrating the capture direction at any time while mosaicing the slices is allowed, thereby the error rate in mosaicing the slices is reduced and the efficiency of capturing and mapping fingerprint images is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Feitian Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhou Lu, Huazhang Yu
  • Patent number: 7786888
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus usable with ambient condition detectors includes first and second mounting bases spaced apart axially along a common center line. Respective detectors can be coupled to the bases as required in a specific installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Luterotti, Mauro Ceppa
  • Patent number: 7786880
    Abstract: A smoke detector having a closed internal optical path can detect airborne particulate matter, such as smoke from a fire, via a light scattering sensor and/or a light absorption sensor. The path can be implemented with a plurality of reflectors, such as piezoelectric minors. Input light can be coupled to the path, on a pulsed basis, for example via one of the minors, in a resonant condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Barrett E. Cole, James A. Cox, Daniel C. Hawkinson
  • Patent number: 7782197
    Abstract: A system for adjusting parameters of ambient condition detectors in a regional monitoring system is coupled to or includes fire modeling processing. Based on outputs from the processing, selected parameters of respective detectors can be adjusted to shorten detector time to alarm. As a fire condition develops, different detectors can be adjusted dynamically and in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Lang, Andrew G. Berezowski
  • Patent number: 7778405
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for controlling a plurality of contacts with respective clients on a terminal of an agent of an organization. The method includes the steps of setting up the plurality of contacts with the respective clients under an Internet protocol and simultaneously displaying a respective line softkey of each contact of the plurality of contacts on a terminal of the agent where the respective line softkey depicts a status of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Aspect Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Mike Hollatz
  • Patent number: 7778861
    Abstract: A method and system to receive transaction data; determine a gap in the transaction data; and use an algorithm to generate data to fill in the gap is described. The algorithm is selected from a group including a first algorithm and a second algorithm. The first algorithm is to determine a dominant pattern in the transaction data; identify a region within the dominant pattern that corresponds to the gap in the transaction data; and adopt data associated with the corresponding region into the gap to minimize impact on the dominant pattern. The second algorithm includes a Moore-Penrose pseudo-inverse algorithm to choose the transaction data to fill in the gap based on a set of substitute data from among a group of substitute data sets and adopts the set of substitute data into the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Aspect Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald C. Lewis
  • Patent number: 7777624
    Abstract: A microwave direction of travel detector and method of detecting the direction of an intruder in a protected region. The microwave direction of travel detector transmits and receives, by a microwave transceiver a microwave signal directed toward a protected area. The microwave return signal is modulated by a moving target to produce a Doppler signal. The microcontroller monitors the output of the amplifier chain and stores the signal and compares it with previously stored signals. If the amplitude is increasing or decreasing over a preset time period, this would indicate that the target it approaching or receding respectively and an alarm would be generated by the microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Wu, Leslie K. Green, James N. Helland
  • Patent number: 7776290
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container (10) for a multi-component reaction, having at least two chemical chambers (20) and at least one mixing space, the container (10) being formed from a base film (40) provided with recesses (30) and an upper film (50), which is optionally structured, the upper film (50) being joined, especially sealed, to the base film (40), at least over sections. The invention relates also to a method of filling such a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Huhtamaki Ronsberg Zweigniederlassung der Huhtamaki Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Michalsky, Raphael Cholodewicz
  • Patent number: 7777790
    Abstract: A method for electronic imaging includes controlling an image sensor to capture a first sequence of first input images at a first frame rate having a first spatial resolution, and to capture a second sequence of second input images, interleaved with the first sequence and having a second spatial resolution lower than the first spatial resolution. The first and second sequences of the input images are processed to generate an third sequence of output images at a second frame rate higher than the first frame rate and having a third spatial resolution higher than the second spatial resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Feuer, Nir Maor
  • Patent number: 7773740
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for assigning a call to one of a plurality of agents. The method includes the steps of providing a description of the call to each of the plurality of agents, receiving a bid to handle the call from each of the plurality of agents and assigning the call to an agent of the plurality of agents with a highest relative received bid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Aspect Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Beckstrom, Anthony Dezonno, Michael J Sheridan, David Wesen
  • Patent number: 7766071
    Abstract: A rheo-casting container for containing a charge of semi-solid metal alloy includes an elongate body defining a side wall of the container, a mouth at a first end of the body, an opening at a second end of the body, and a closure member to close the opening. The closure member is configured to be displaceable along an interior volume of the body from the second end towards the first end to display a charge of semi-solid metal alloy contained in the container. The closure member is of a metal alloy the same as or similar to the semi-solid metal alloy for which the container is to be used and has a melting point which is not less than the temperature at which the metal alloy is to be introduced into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: CSIR
    Inventors: Hristov Lillian Ivanchev, Daniel Jeremias Wilkins
  • Patent number: 7765563
    Abstract: A viewer response method for use with an interactive telecommunications system. The viewer response method includes accumulating a user interaction history of a user of the system, the user interaction history including user interaction information associated with a plurality of user interaction events and providing user-sensible feedback, based at least in part on the user interaction history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: NDS Limited
    Inventors: Ilan Bauminger, Yossef Tsuria
  • Patent number: 7764388
    Abstract: A system and method for determining dimensions of a package during imaging for supply chain management is provided. The system and method utilize a value of an auto focus control voltage when an image of a package is in focus to calculate a magnification ratio. The calculated magnification ratio is used to multiply the dimensions of the package image to obtain the dimensions of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Addy
  • Patent number: D620745
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Danny Lavy
  • Patent number: D622134
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Harper Brush Works, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Camp, Jr., Randy Cox, Donald Jones, Scott Reid, Larry Todey
  • Patent number: D622413
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Rhino Rack Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Richard Cropley
  • Patent number: D622414
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Rhino Rack Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Richard Cropley