Patents Represented by Attorney Husch Blackwell Sanders Welsh & Katz
  • Patent number: 7742853
    Abstract: A restricted area (60) is created based on positional information of a manned vehicle (20) traveling one of outward/return lanes (51, 52), and a detour course (72) is created based on information of the restricted area (60). Information on the detour course (72) is provided to the unmanned vehicles (10, 11) and the manned vehicle (20). Based on the positional information of the unmanned vehicles (10, 11) which proceed towards each other from the opposite directions with the restricted area (60) therebetween, the unmanned vehicle (11) on the lane (52) which is the opposite side of the restricted area (60) is blocked at a block position (61B) and at the same time a travel permission command for permitting traveling the detour course (72) is issued to the unmanned vehicle (10) traveling the lane (51) on the restricted area side so that the unmanned vehicle (10) travels the detour course (72).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Mori, Tsugio Sudou, Akiharu Nishijima, Masanori Tojima, Kazunori Kuromoto, Koji Takeda, Tomonori Ozaki
  • Patent number: 7739325
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for extensible real-time workflows are described. The present invention allows a user of a transaction processing system, such as a customer relationship management (CRM) tool or an automatic call distribution (ACD), for example, to easily add new event sources without recompiling the core workflow server engine of the transaction processing system. The invention also supports features such as the adding of new services, the exchange of events and parameters with other systems, real-time collection and display of workflow statistical information, the use of a centralized configuration database, incremental loading and unloading of workflows and rules, and exception handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Aspect Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Kazumi Okita, Suresh Kumar Agarwal, Alex Yiu-Man Chan, Roy Sing Ho, Stanley Ka-Hung Poon, Fung-Wah Lin, Binu Thomas
  • Patent number: 7739329
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing agent assistance to a client visiting a website of an organization. The method includes the steps of collecting contact information about the visit to the website by the client and connecting the client with an agent of the organization when the collected contact information exceeds a predetermined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Aspect Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Thompson
  • Patent number: 7732130
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an influenza antigen, comprising a fusion product of at least the extracellular part of a conserved influenza membrane protein or a functional fragment thereof and a presenting carrier, which may be a presenting (poly)peptide or a non-peptidic structure, such as glycans, peptide mimetics, synthetic polymers. The invention further relates to a vaccine against influenza, comprising at least an antigen of the invention, optionally in the presence of one or more excipients. The invention also relates to use of the antigen, a method for preparing the antigen and acceptor cells expressing the antigen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Vlaams Interuniversitair Instituut Voor Biotechnolgoie
    Inventors: Sabine Neirynck, Willy Min Jou, Walter Fiers
  • Patent number: 7733222
    Abstract: A flexible audio output device includes control circuits couplable to a communications system and an audio announcement system. The communications system can transmit function specifying parameters to the device. Various forms of directional audio, or verbal messages can be emitted in accordance with received parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Zia Karim, Daniel C. Hawkinson, Andrew G. Berezowski
  • Patent number: 7728853
    Abstract: A method and system of rendering buildings in three-dimensional space first renders a respective floor, then adds objects and finally walls to bound each of the floors. The result, a three-dimensional rendering of a building illustrates the position of objects within the building in addition to presenting the overall shape of the building. The rendering can be discontinuously rotated, about an axis, in response to user inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Plocher, Jeffrey M. Rye
  • Patent number: 7729479
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for processing a contact with a client of an organization. The method includes the steps of a contact processing resource of the organization detecting a contact with the client through a first communication channel operating under a first communication format, the contact processing resource generating an information request based upon the contact with the client, transferring the information request to a media server of the organization and the media server sending an information response to the client through a second communication channel operating under a second communication format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Aspect Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Dezonno, Mike Hollatz, Michael Peters
  • Patent number: 7728977
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transmitter unit for an open path gas detector for detecting a target gas and comprises: a radiation transmitter, e.g. a tuneable laser diode, capable of emitting radiation at a wavelength absorbed by the target gas, and a radiation deflector, having a deflecting part and a non-deflecting part, e.g. a mirror having a non-reflective part. The deflecting part and the non-deflecting part are located in the path of the radiation emitted by the transmitter and the non-deflecting part does not deflect the said radiation emitted by the transmitter or does so to a different extent than the deflecting part. In this way, the beam has a core in shadow that can be used to align the beam with a receiver unit. The radiation deflector is preferably a mirror having a reflective surface for reflecting radiation emitted by the transmitter and a non-reflective part that does not reflect the said radiation emitted by the transmitter or does so to a lesser extent that the reflecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell Analytics AG
    Inventors: Stephen N. Sutton, Rodney Royston Watts, Michael Proctor
  • Patent number: 7724687
    Abstract: Secure transfer of information between a first command transmitter and a second command transmitter such as those employed for remote control of actuators employed in home automation systems for example for opening and closing windows, solar protection, ventilation, roller blinds, garage doors and the like, is achieved by first authenticating the first command transmitter with respect to a third object preferably constituting part of the existing network, such as a command receiver or command transmitter and only transferring information to the second command transmitter when authentication of the first command transmitter has succeeded. The method particularly applies when a new second command transmitter is to be installed on a home automation network, having identical rights and functionalities to those of the existing first command transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Somfy SAS
    Inventors: Capucine Autret, Jean-Michel Orsat, Florent Pellarin
  • Patent number: 7723031
    Abstract: A method for replicating and amplifying a target nucleic acid sequence is described. A method of the invention involves the formation of a recombination intermediate without the prior denaturing of a nucleic acid duplex through the use of a recombination factor. The recombination intermediate is treated with a high fidelity polymerase to permit the replication and amplification of the target nucleic acid sequence. In preferred embodiments, the polymerase comprises a polymerase holoenzyme. In further preferred embodiments, the recombination factor is bacteriophage T4 UvsX protein or homologs from other species, and the polymerase holoenzyme comprises a polymerase enzyme, a clamp protein and a clamp loader protein, derived from viral, bacteriophage, prokaryotic, archaebacterial, or eukaryotic systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: ThePenn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Stephen J. Benkovic, Frank Salinas
  • Patent number: 7724131
    Abstract: A system and method for reporting alert events to a terminal device of a user of the security system. In one aspect, a security device of the system generates data of an image or a video clip indicative of an alert event in a detection zone of the security system and further generates a message including an indicium associated with the data. A security control panel of the system receives the message including an indicium associated with the data, identifies an address associated with the terminal device, and sends an instruction message including the indicium and the address to the security device. Upon receiving the instruction message, the security device generates an alert message including the data based on the indicium, and sends the alert message to the address of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Hong-Jyh Chen
  • Patent number: 7719407
    Abstract: A voice alarm system, coupled to a fire monitoring system responds to received wireless signals. The signals can be emitted by a portable wireless control unit that can be carried or worn by first responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Charles T. Pearson, Jonathan W. Leach
  • Patent number: 7717737
    Abstract: A battery contact apparatus has one fixed contact formed on a printed circuit board and a displaced movable contact. At least one battery is insertable into the space between the contacts. The movable contact biases the battery toward the fixed contact to provide a complete electrical circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Fabio Bossi
  • Patent number: 7720568
    Abstract: A device for dispensing products senses when the respective products are accessed. A signal indicative of day and time of access can be transmitted to a remote monitoring station. Received signals can be compared to a pre-established schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Berg, Scott R. Lang, Liana Maria Kiff
  • Patent number: 7718123
    Abstract: A mineral acid detection tape includes a cellulose paper substrate saturated with a formula solution and provides an extended life detection tape of at least a three-month period of time when place in service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell Analytics AG
    Inventor: Tamami Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 7720131
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for decoding a wireless signal from a set of samples with an embedded training sequence. The method includes the steps of determining a first frequency offset from the samples where the first frequency offset is assumed to be less than a Nyquist frequency of the training sequence and calculating a first carrier to interference ratio based upon the first frequency offset. The method further includes the steps of determining a second frequency offset from the samples by subtracting an absolute value of the first frequency offset from an integer multiple of the Nyquist frequency and giving the second frequency offset a sign opposite that of the first frequency offset, calculating a second carrier to interference ratio based upon the second frequency offset and selecting one of the first and second frequency offsets based upon a relative values of the calculated carrier to interference ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: PC-Tel, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikash Srivastava, Meng Chen
  • Patent number: 7716962
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a gas sensor that generates an output related to the concentration of a sensed gas, the method comprising: i) obtaining the value of said output or a related value at each of a set of known values of a first variable and at each of a set of known values of a second variable, one of the variables being gas concentration; ii) for each value of said second variable, determining a first best fit function relating said output or related value to the first variable, each best fit function utilizing at least one coefficient whose value is determined; iii) for the, or the corresponding, coefficient values from each of the first best fit functions, determining a second best fit function relating said coefficient to the second variable, and replacing the coefficient values in the first best fit functions by the second best fit function, and, iv) repeating step iii) for each further coefficient, if any, in the first best fit functions so as to generate a final function relating said output or
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Life Safety Distribution AG
    Inventors: Malcolm Woodford, John Darby
  • Patent number: 7710256
    Abstract: A cell phone based test capability enables a tester to audibly communicate with a fire alarm control unit. A detector can be selected and tested. Test results can be audibly communicated to the tester via the cell phone. The tester can initiate the next test via the cell phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Fady S. Tawil
  • Patent number: 7710277
    Abstract: An alarm system is disclosed for detecting and signaling that a human or an animal is in an enclosed space such as a motor vehicle which includes a monitoring device for monitoring temperature in an enclosed space. The monitoring device may specify a minimum and/or maximum temperature, or a range of temperatures in the enclosed space. A detection device detects the presence of a human or animal in the enclosed space when an unacceptable temperature is reached. In the system disclosed, the human or animal is unable to exit the enclosed space, and a signaling device is used to communicate a signal to a receiver outside the enclosed space indicating the presence of the human or the animal in the enclosed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce R. Wilson
  • Patent number: 7703344
    Abstract: A duct detector includes sampling tubes which slidably engage the detector with a fixed orientation to facilitate fluid flow. The tubes have a connector portion and a conduit portion. The connector portion and the conduit portion engage one another with a predetermined orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: William A. MacPherson, III, James M. Murphy