Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm James R. Young
  • Patent number: 6483608
    Abstract: A color printer that conducts an image from a surface of a CRT through a graded index lens to expose media. The CRT is mounted at an acute angle with respect to the media, to compensate for the graded index lens focusing different colors at different distances. The graded index lens is placed at a center of the acute angle. The CRT may have different phosphor stripes on the face of the CRT for each color being exposed or the CRT may have a white phosphor throughout the entire exposure area of the CRT and utilize color filters to create each color being exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Sienna Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Kerry L. Shaklee
  • Patent number: 6462507
    Abstract: A power supply for supplying energy to a load includes an energy supply source for generating energy, an energy storage device that is charged from the energy generated by the energy supply source, an optional regulator for improving the energy matching of the energy supply source and the energy storage device, an energy converter for delivering energy from the energy storage device and/or the energy supply source to a load, a detector for monitoring the energy level of the energy storage device and for determining when to activate the energy converter to allow energy delivery to the load from the energy storage device and/or the energy supply source, an optional energy discharge controller that allows the energy storage device to discharge over time, and an optional switch controller for controlling a switch, valve, relay, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: OKC Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl Fisher, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6445822
    Abstract: A method for searching for and comparing images includes allowing a user, software application, computer system, etc., to create, identify, select, provide, or otherwise produce one or more reference images that the user, software application, computer system, etc., wants to search for, retrieving or providing one or more candidate images that are to be compared to the reference images, comparing one or more of the candidate images with one or more of the reference images, and indicating the results of the comparisons and the degree of correlation or matching between one or more of the candidate images and one or more of the reference images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Look Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Rikk Crill, David Bruce, Kevin Schehrer
  • Patent number: 6434621
    Abstract: A system for enabling Internet or intranet broadcasting that offers audio automation and webcast automation is disclosed. Multiple webcast channels, or stations, can be created and managed, including Internet Radio, Internet Television, and Scheduled Website Publishing. The channels created can use a variety of media sources, including popular Internet streaming formats. The channels are run using a program schedule created by the webcaster, or by using the system to automatically determine a program schedule utilizing criteria provided by the webcaster or listener. The listener logs onto the Website using a Web browser having player software. Time barriers can be inserted in the program schedule to force a program to run at a specific time. A default script runs a default program in the event an off-air condition occurs. Statutory performance license compliance and reporting is automatically provided for along with automatic advertising insertion. Monitoring and alerting functionality is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Hannaway & Associates
    Inventors: Joseph R. Pezzillo, William P. Snyder
  • Patent number: 6377353
    Abstract: A system measures the three-dimensional linear, angular and volumetric characteristics of an animal or carcass, such as a beef animal. The system uses light spots from a structured light camera to measure multiple points on the animal. The system locates the vertical, horizontal and depth dimension for each point and uses this data to calculate the desired linear and volumetric measurements for conformation of the animal by combining measurements of some of the light spots projected on the animal. The system also provides rapid consecutive three-dimensional motion pictures of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Pheno Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: James S. Ellis
  • Patent number: 6361607
    Abstract: A TEOS trap for controlling TEOS polymerization from reaction furnace effluent in a vacuum pump line a SiO2 CVD process includes a molecular species-selective flow impeding medium that adsorbs and retains TEOS and water molecules from the effluent long enough to consume substantially all the water molecules in TEOS hydrolysis reactions while allowing non-hydrolyzed TEOS, ethylene, and other gaseous byproducts to pass through the trap and retaining solid and liquid phase SiO2-rich TEOS polymers formed by the hydrolysis reactions in the trap for subsequent removal and disposal. The molecular species-selective flow impeding medium has a plurality of adsorption surfaces to make a surface density that performs the TEOS and water flow impeding function and solid and liquid phase TEOS polymer trapping function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dozoretz, Youfan Gu
  • Patent number: 6344749
    Abstract: A test system for measuring a frequency response of a signal path 148 by transmitting a short duration burst test signal 234 from a remote point 152, capturing an impaired burst test signal 432 on a digital signal acquisition unit 416, and analyzing the received signal by digitally processing it with an unimpaired burst test signal 434. A dynamic range test can also be performed with the same burst test signal by removing the energy in a part of the frequency band with a notch filter 232, and then increasing the power of the burst test signal level until non-linear distortion occurs. The distortion products will fill-in the notch, allowing the clipping threshold of the signal path to be measured. A burst trigger signal 244 generated by the transmitter device 201 causes a digital signal acquisition unit to acquire an impaired burst test signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Inventor: Thomas H. Williams
  • Patent number: 6288801
    Abstract: A system for scanning and digitizing large images using an optional reseau for accuracy without obscuring the image to be scanned. The system uses at least one CCD photoreceptor array which is fixed in a rigid position with respect to any accompany lenses and mirrors. In one embodiment, a first CCD photoreceptor array is used to scan the image while a second CCD photoreceptor array simultaneously scans the reseau. In a second embodiment, a single CCD photoreceptor array is used to first scan the reseau and then to scan the image. One illumination source illuminates the reseau while second illumination source illuminates the image. The arrangement of the lens(es) and the photoreceptor arrays allows the determination of any displacement of the scanner along the X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis, as well as the determination of any rotation of the scanner around the X-axis, Y-axis, or Z-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Vexcel Imaging, GmbH
    Inventors: Franz W. Leberl, Christian Jorde, Michael Gruber
  • Patent number: 6288539
    Abstract: A computerized system that scans the animal using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The scan data is analyzed within the computer to determine if an embryo is present or to determine if scar tissue is present, or to determine the size of organs within the animal. The scan data is produced as digital pixel values, coded as gray scale values, within scan wave lines wherein the gray scale values represent types of tissue. The size of the embryo is defined by separating the embryo tissue from the surrounding muscle tissue of the uterus. The embryo is classified by size by comparing and ranking within like kinds of animals to determine the age of the embryo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Pheno Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: James S. Ellis
  • Patent number: 6286045
    Abstract: A system for storing information on a computer network and allowing the information to be accessed by terminals connected to the computer network, either directly, or through an intermediary device such as a local or proxy server, includes computer or web sites which store pages requested by terminals for display on the terminals. The pages may include references to banners to be displayed in conjunction with the web pages on the terminal. The terminal initiates access or connection to a desired computer or web site to access a desired page. After the desired page is downloaded, transmitted, or served to the terminal from the computer or web site, the terminal initiates and sends an initial banner request signal to an information server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Matchlogic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Griffiths, James David McElhiney
  • Patent number: 6276218
    Abstract: A vortex detector for low flow rates comprises a vane that is located downstream from a vortex generator and is connected at only one end in a canthever manner to a cylindrical housing, which defines a flow passage. The end of the vane connected to the housing includes an area of reduced thickness that acts as a resilient, plastic hinged joint to make it easier for weak vortices generated by the vortex generator to impart vibrations or deflections to of the vane. Strain gauge transducers in the area of reduced thickness detect deflections or vibrations of the vane and produce analog electric signals having amplitudes and frequencies that are related to the strengths, frequencies, and period of the vortices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Engineering Measurements Company
    Inventor: John F. Waers
  • Patent number: 6276355
    Abstract: The slitting assembly includes a grinding wheel with a wide flat grinding face for first cutting a multilayer sheet of soft and compressible, electronic device material, such as lithium-ion polymer material for a uni-cell battery, to a first depth and includes a cutting wheel with a blade-like edge for completing the slit by cutting through uncut layers of the multilayer sheet. The grinding face has a width of at least the thickness of the multilayer sheet, and in practice, the depth of the cut is preferably one half the sheet thickness, which in a uni-cell battery sheet is midway through a separator layer. The grinding wheel is positioned to apply cutting forces to the multilayer sheet in a direction that is substantially parallel to the feed direction to control the application of compressive forces that may compress the soft sheet material and if uncontrolled, may create short circuits between electrically conductive layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Macro Energy-Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Ji-Guang Zhang, Khoon Cheng Lim
  • Patent number: 6267871
    Abstract: A system and process for removing metal from a directed flow of an aqueous solution by exposing the directed flow to a high voltage electrical field in the direction of the directed flow. In one embodiment, seven electrode chambers are provided, each connected in fluid communication end-to-end, and each having an electrode encapsulated by a layer of an electrically insulating material. Either DC or AC (preferably 60 Hertz) current may be used. Each electrode is surrounded by a grounded stainless steel lined PVC hollow tube, and a flow passageway is formed between the inner wall of the hollow tube and the outer layer of insulating material. The aqueous solution flows through the flow passageway, thereby being exposed to the high voltage electrical field adjacent to the electrode. The flow is directed into two tubular secondary grounds. Each ground is connected in flow communication end-to-end and has a quantity of stainless steel wool through which the flow is directed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Inventors: Edward C. Weakly, Henry L. DiCamillo
  • Patent number: 6246766
    Abstract: A portable telephone or cell phone holder fits in a conventional cup holder of an automobile or other vehicle. It has an arcuate sidewall that is less than 360° and is resiliently deformable to be squeezed sown to less than the diameter of the cup holder and then, when released, to grip the inside surface of the cup holder. A tongue extends upwardly and radially inwardly from the sidewall to a distal end to provide a support telephone platform and has a concave slanted surface to accommodate and center a telephone belt clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Energymanager.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean F. Walsh
  • Patent number: 6238514
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved aluminum chloride trap having a disposable element, wherein the disposable element contains trapping media for condensing, solidifying and trapping condensable aluminum chloride vapor. The trap is designed such that the disposable element may be easily removed for rapid and safe disposal of condensed aluminum chloride solids and subsequently replaced with a new disposable element. The disposable element efficiently traps condensable aluminum chloride vapor from an aluminum etch system without the need for internal or external cooling means, such that condensable aluminum chloride vapor is prevented from condensing and depositing on the interior walls of the trap or on the interior walls of a vacuum conduit system used in an aluminum etch system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Youfan Gu
  • Patent number: 6230731
    Abstract: A micro-mass flow controller (10) has a sonic choked flow restriction (28) with an oscillatable valve (26) for repetitiously opening and closing the sonic choked flow restriction (28) in a time-modulated sequence to set or vary mass flow rate of gas through the sonic choked flow restriction (28) over a period of time to something between no flow and maximum mass flow rate. A bimorph piezoelectric actuator (40) is coated in a sputtered dielectric layer (78) and then encapsulated in stainless steel or other metal cladding (80). A closure member (46) on the actuator (40) is registered to a valve seat (70) by actuating the actuator (40) to force the closure member (46) in a puddle of adhesive (86) against the valve seat (70) until the adhesive (86) cures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Engineering Measurements Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Miller, Louis T. Yoshida, Michael Steinbach
  • Patent number: 6220103
    Abstract: A vortex detector comprises a generally cylindrical housing or body that defines a flow passage extending from an upstream end to a downstream end. A vortex generator disposed diametrically across the cylindrical housing near the upstream end of the cylindrical housing and oriented substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal central axis of the flow passage generates a vortex street in a fluid flowing in the flow passage. The vortex street created by the vortex generator impacts a vane located downstream of the vortex generator and connected at one end to the cylindrical housing substantially spans the flow passage diametrically and substantially parallel to the vortex generator such that vibrations or motion are generated in the vane. The end of the vane connected to the housing includes an area of reduced thickness that acts as a resilient, elastic hinged joint for the motion of the vane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Engineering Measurements Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Miller, Louis T. Yoshida, Michael Steinbach, John F. Waers
  • Patent number: 6197119
    Abstract: A TEOS trap for controlling TEOS polymerization from reaction furnace effluent in a vacuum pump line a SiO2 CVD process includes a molecular species-selective flow impeding medium that adsorbs and retains TEOS and water molecules from the effluent long enough to consume substantially all the water molecules in TEOS hydrolysis reactions while allowing non-hydrolyzed TEOS, ethylene, and other gaseous byproducts to pass through the trap and retaining solid and liquid phase SiO2-rich TEOS polymers formed by the hydrolysis reactions in the trap for subsequent removal and disposal. The molecular species-selective flow impeding medium has a plurality of adsorption surfaces to make a surface density that performs the TEOS and water flow impeding fuction and solid and liquid phase TEOS polymer trapping function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dozoretz, Youfan Gu
  • Patent number: 6194793
    Abstract: A power supply for supplying energy to a load includes an energy supply source for generating energy, an energy storage device that is charged from the energy generated by the energy supply source, an optional regulator for improving the energy matching of the energy supply source and the energy storage device, an energy converter for delivering energy from the energy storage device and/or the energy supply source to a load, a detector for monitoring the energy level of the energy storage device and for determining when to activate the energy converter to allow energy delivery to the load from the energy storage device and/or the energy supply source, an optional energy discharge controller that allows the energy storage device to discharge over time, and an optional switch controller for controlling a switch, valve, relay, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: OKC Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl Fisher, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6166825
    Abstract: In a photographic process printer system that receives printable pixel data into a print engine component from a computer component over a high-speed fiber channel communication pathway. Feedback control messages from the print engine component are sent over a low-speed serial channel communication pathway to the computer component to control the transmission of printable pixel data. The computer component continues to transmit packets of printable pixel data over the high-speed fiber channel communication pathway as long as the feedback control messages indicate that the print engine component is ready to receive more packets of printable pixel data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Sienna Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry L. Shaklee, Richard W. Denny, Kurt A. Leniger, William M. Glenn, Jr., Daniel C. O'Brien