Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C.
  • Patent number: 7231027
    Abstract: A system and method to provide secure access across the untrusted public switched telephone network is described. The system and method can be initiated by a security policy defining actions to be taken based upon at least one attribute of the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Securelogix Corporation
    Inventors: Greg Schmid, Kirk Smith, Keith S. Pickens, Craig Heilmann
  • Patent number: 7219371
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat dissipating safety helmet comprising a shell, a liner and a strap. The shell comprises a top portion, a rim, and a visor outwardly extending from the rim, a plurality of spaced longitudinal strips connecting the top portion and the rim. The top portion, longitudinal strip and visor are integrally molded. There are transverse strips between the longitudinal strips, which are transversely interlaced with longitudinal strip. The helmet is weatherable, safe, air-permeable, heat dissipating, durable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Multi Polar Enterprises (Shen Zhen) Limited
    Inventor: Ying Liu
  • Patent number: 7216088
    Abstract: A system and method for determining interdependencies between project team members working on a development project. The method includes receiving data indicative of a temporal relationship between a first and a second project team member having modified at least one artifact of the development project. The data indicative of the temporal relationship between the project team members may be statistically analyzed. At least one metric representative of an interdependency relationship between the first and second project team members may be formed. The metric(s) representative of the interdependency relationship may be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Perot Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Oscar A. Chappel, Christopher T. Creel
  • Patent number: 7215287
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a new family of antennas with a multiband behaviour, so that the frequency bands of the antenna can be tuned simultaneously to the main existing wireless services. In particular, the invention consists of shaping at least one of the gaps between some of the polygons of the multilevel structure in the form of a non-straight curve, shaped in such a way that the whole gap length is increased yet keeping its size and the same overall antenna size. Such a configuration allows an effective tuning of the frequency bands of the antenna, such that with the same overall antenna size, said antenna can be effectively tuned simultaneously to some specific services, such as for instance the five frequency bands that cover the services AMPS, GSM900, GSM1800, PCS1900, UMTS, Bluetooth™, IEEE802.11b, or HyperLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Fractus S.A.
    Inventors: Ramiro Quintero Illera, Carles Puente Baliarda
  • Patent number: 7202818
    Abstract: A multifrequency microstrip patch antenna comprising an active patch and a plurality of parasitic elements placed underneath said active patch, featuring a similar behavior (impedance, directivity, gain, polarization and pattern) at multiple radiofrequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Fractus, S.A.
    Inventors: Jaume Anguera Pros, Carles Puente Ballarda
  • Patent number: 7200096
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for modulating multilevel data arrays to make them suitable for storage in multidimensional storage media, such as in holographic storage. In order to get a uniform signal of constant energy at the recording plane, first the multilevel data array, Vout, displayed on a spatial light modulator, has frequent transitions between symbols of different levels, and second it has constant energy. The energy is defined as the summation of the values of the symbols in the data array. The first constraint is achieved using V?in=Vin?qM(q, ZO), where ?q stands for the modulo-q addition operation; M(q, Zo) is a data array with randomly distributed symbols of q levels, where q is the number of levels and ZO is the seed used to generate the random multilevel data array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Data Storage Institute
    Inventors: Cheng Chiang Phua, JingFeng Liu, Tow Chong Chong, Yi Hong Wu, Jun Li
  • Patent number: 7198096
    Abstract: A stacked array of low profile heat pipes each with a plurality of micro tubes extended therethrough. The stacked low profile heat pipes are placed into thermal connection with heat producing components. A heat transfer fluid is contained in the micro tubes of the low profile heat pipes and removes the heat from the heat producing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Thermotek, Inc.
    Inventors: Overton L. Parish, IV, Tony Quisenberry
  • Patent number: 7188064
    Abstract: A system and method for coding text data wherein a first group of text data is coded using a Viterbi algorithm using a Hidden Markov model. The Hidden Markov Model computes a probable coding responsive to the first group of text data. A second group of text data is coded using the Viterbi algorithm using a corrected Hidden Markov Model. The Hidden Markov Model is based upon the coding of the first group of text data. Coding the first group of text data includes assigning word concepts to groups of at least one word in the first group of text data and assigning propositions to groups of the assigned word concepts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: University of Texas System Board of Regents
    Inventors: Richard M. Golden, Michael Arthur Durbin, Jason Warner Earwood
  • Patent number: 7187076
    Abstract: An area array connector for providing a thermal and an electrical interconnection between a first circuit element and a second circuit element is described. The area array connector includes at least one electrically conductive interconnector adapted to provide an electrical interconnection between the first circuit element and the second circuit element. The area array connector also includes at least one thermally conductive member adapted to provide thermal interconnection between the first circuit element and the second circuit element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: AirBorn, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Cuff, John L. Grant
  • Patent number: 7182890
    Abstract: The invention relates to a matrix suitable for use in the replication of a plastic element having a positive microstructure, comprising a first wear-resistant layer that is supported by a carrier element, wherein the matrix comprises a heating means for supplying electrical heat energy through the wear-resistant layer or carrier element. The invention further relates to a plastic element producing machine and a method for the manufacture of a plastic element having a surface with a positive microstructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignees: Gyros Patent AB, Åmic AB
    Inventors: Per Ove Öhman, Lars Rune Lundbladh
  • Patent number: 7180994
    Abstract: A telecommunications system includes a front end automation system, an operator services switch, an automated operator, and an automation data server. The front end automation system interacts with a caller in order to recognize a request of the caller and determine a response to the request. The operator services switch, which is inter-operably coupled to the front end automation system, receives a call from the front end automation system, after the front end automation system has recognized the request and has determined the response to the request, and creates billing information relative to the call. The automation data server, which is inter-operably coupled to the front end automation system, passes information about the request and the response from the front end automation system to the automated operator. The automated operator, which is inter-operably coupled to the operator services switch, provides the response to the request to the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Dwight E. Scott
  • Patent number: 7173832
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multifunction power convertor in the field of power transmission. The multifunction power convertor consists of a rectifier circuit, a filter circuit connecting with the rectifier circuit, an inverter circuit connecting with the filter circuit, and differential mode voltage suppression reactors (LS1, LS2, LS3) and filter capacitor group that connect in series with the output lines (U, V, W) of the inverter circuit respectively. The characteristic of the present invention is that a closed magnetic ring is provided on the output lines (U, V, W) between the differential mode voltage suppression reactors and the filter capacitor group, and the output lines (U, V, W) wind in parallel on the closed magnetic ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Inventor: Jialin Wu
  • Patent number: 7167545
    Abstract: Information sought, with associated attributes, is stored in the form of data records. Embodiments provide for inquiry of search arguments for several attributes stored in a data record; comparison of the input search arguments with search arguments stored; selection of a number of hits of storage search arguments corresponding to the respective input search argument, for each of the search argument inputs; weighting of the selected search arguments with scores, which weighting indicates the probability with which the respective selected stored search argument agrees with the actually input search argument; selection of suitable data records from the database via the selected number of hits; weighting of the selected data records with overall scores indicating the probability of the respective selected data record agreeing with the actually input search arguments, depending on the scores of the individual selected search arguments; and output of the data record with the highest overall score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Varetis Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Plannerer, Michael Dahmen, Klaus Heidenfelder, Johannes Wagner
  • Patent number: 7159027
    Abstract: A method and device are disclosed for optimizing use of a plurality of different approaches to communicating data. The device includes a plurality of different components, each component capable of being utilized by the device in communicating data with other devices in the network. Each component generates, when an opportunity for communicating data occurs, a decision relating to the communication using a distinct rule set. A decision handler, coupled to the components, generates a final decision relating to the communication of data based upon each decision generated by the components and upon the correctness of prior decisions generated by the components. The correctness of the final decision is used subsequently in generating additional final decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: The University of Texas System Board of Regents
    Inventors: Andras Farago, Violet R. Syrotiuk
  • Patent number: 7158356
    Abstract: The invention relates to a magnetic recording head comprising: a bottom shield; a top shield; and AMR device with MR and SAL separated by a thin insulating layer; a first insulting gap layer between said bottom shield and said AMR; a second insulating gap layer between said AMR and said top shield; a conductive layer contact at one end region of said MR and SAL. Furthermore, magnetic recording heads with GMR device free of electric-pop noise also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Sae Magnetics (HK) Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Shen, Kwok Kam Leung, Hiroshi Kiyono, Tetsuo Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 7150312
    Abstract: A stacked array of low profile heat pipes each with a plurality of micro tubes extended therethrough. The stacked low profile heat pipes are placed into thermal connection with heat producing components. A heat transfer fluid is contained in the micro tubes of the low profile heat pipes and removes the heat from the heat producing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Thermotek, Inc.
    Inventors: Overton L. Parish, IV, Tony Quisenberry
  • Patent number: 7147045
    Abstract: A toroidally shaped LPE with a plurality of microtubes extending through the LPE is disclosed. The LPEs are placed into thermal connection with heat producing components. A heat transfer fluid is contained in the microtubes of the LPEs and removes the heat from the heat producing components. This Abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an Abstract that allows a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain subject matter of the technical disclosure. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims. 37 CFR 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Thermotek, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Quisenberry, Darren C. Hester, Overton L. Parish
  • Patent number: 7145366
    Abstract: An electronic circuit includes at least one differential pair of transistors, a control transistor switch, a first current source and a second current source. The second current source is connected to a common emitter node of the pair of transistors in order to accelerate the discharge of parasitic capacitances during a switching operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.A.
    Inventors: Sébastien Rieubon, Serge Ramet, Philippe Level
  • Patent number: 7143311
    Abstract: A data processor formed on a single integrated circuit and capable of connection to an external memory, the data processor including: a central processing unit; a local memory including a debug memory area; a plurality of interrupt inputs; an interrupt handler coupled to the interrupt inputs for interrupting the central processing unit in response to interrupt signals received on the interrupt inputs, and being arranged to periodically store in the debug memory area of the local memory data indicative of the status of the interrupt handler; the data processor being adapted to, after having been reset, perform a start-up routine including the step of outputting the contents of the debug memory area to the external memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics Limited
    Inventor: Steven Haydock
  • Patent number: D535952
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Dallas Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas M. G. Fekete, Elaine J. Gattenby, Michael L. Bolan