Patents Represented by Law Firm Jones & Askew
  • Patent number: 6130957
    Abstract: A scheme for producing computer generated holograms in which a motion vector of each object to be displayed is detected, objects are classified according to their motions, a hologram fringe pattern for each classified group of objects is calculated separately by image processing stored basic patterns, and a hologram to be displayed is produced by synthesizing all separately calculated hologram fringe patterns. In another aspect, a gaze point of the observer is determined, and a hologram to be displayed is produced by using high resolution hologram fringe patterns for objects located at the gaze point and low resolution hologram fringe patterns for regions other than the gaze point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Horikoshi, Kazuhito Higuchi, Takaaki Akimoto, Satoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6131102
    Abstract: Suggestions may be ordered by their associated costs so that the best suggestions may be displayed to the user and so that, in certain instances, a misspelled word entered by the user may be automatically replaced with a suggestion. To begin generating suggestions and costs, the user input and dictionary word (path of a trie) are considered in parallel. State variables are maintained such as the current cost of the dictionary word and the number of letter positions that have gone unmatched up to the current pointer position, also referred to as the offset. If the offset is zero and the next letters match, the cost associated with the dictionary word is maintained equal to zero. However, if the offset is zero and the next letters of the user input and the dictionary word do not match, then a cost for the dictionary word may not yet be determined. Otherwise, if the offset is greater than zero, possible paths in the trie and associated costs for the paths are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas W. Potter
  • Patent number: 6129432
    Abstract: Furniture such as chest of drawers including reversible drawers thereinwhich include roller-type drawer brackets but also provides reversible features which allow for the selective use of a chest of drawers which can be used with its "smooth" side up, or with a "changing table"--type top facing upwardly for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Baby's Dream Furniture, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Lee Pollard
  • Patent number: 6128608
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing knowledge discovery from data using multiple learning machines in general and multiple support vector machines in particular. Training data for a learning machine is pre-processed in order to add meaning thereto. Pre-processing data may involve transforming the data points and/or expanding the data points. By adding meaning to the data, the learning machine is provided with a greater amount of information for processing. With regard to support vector machines in particular, the greater the amount of information that is processed, the better generalizations about the data that may be derived. Multiple support vector machines, each comprising distinct kernels, are trained with the pre-processed training data and are tested with test data that is pre-processed in the same manner. The test outputs from multiple support vector machines are compared in order to determine which of the test outputs if any represents a optimal solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Barnhill Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen D. Barnhill
  • Patent number: 6126944
    Abstract: Novel baculovirus expression vectors and recombinant antigens for detecting, type-specific herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection have been made. Diagnostic kits and assays for detecting type-specific HSV infection have been described. High level production of foreign proteins in substantially pure form are now made possible by the novel baculoviruses of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Philip E. Pellett, Demetrio Sanchez-Martinez
  • Patent number: 6128633
    Abstract: A system for manipulating page-breaks in an electronic document. A User Interface Process provides a graphical user interface allowing a user to select a page-break within an electronic document and then identify a new location for the page-break. A System Process performs the steps of moving the selected page-break to the new location and adjusting the scaling and the automatic page-breaks for the remainder of the document to accommodate the page-break at the new location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric H. Michelman, Michael Christopher Connolly, Paul A. Hagger, Jo Anne M. Mowery
  • Patent number: 6126139
    Abstract: A valve unit for the evacuation and filling of media, especially liquids, in a system comprising a valve housing (4), at least two valve seats (15), in one of said valve seats there being housed a valve part for evacuation, and in the second of said valve seats there being housed a valve part for filling. The valve part (5) comprises a longitudinal channel (1) and at least two communication holes (3) extending from the longitudinal channel (1) to the valve part's outer surface (20), said channel (1) being provided with a through-flow cut-off (14) which divides the channel into two part channels, a first part-channel (16) and a second part-channel (17), said part-channels (16, 17) each comprising a communication hole (3), and a slide (6) disposed around the valve part (5), said slide (6) having at least one recess (18) on the surface (21) facing towards the valve part (5) and forming at least one closed cavity, said slide (6) being activated by the feeding of a gas or liquid medium to the valve seating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: A Gramkow A/S
    Inventor: Bjarne Lund
  • Patent number: 6127115
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for detecting the presence of a predetermined infectious agent in a human or animal subject comprising obtaining a preselected portion of a whole blood sample containing at least one intact blood cell from the subject and detecting the presence of a nucleic acid from the predetermined infectious agent in the intact blood cell by nucleic acid hybridization. The preselected portion of the blood sample can include any portion which contains at least one intact blood cell, for example a peripheral blood smear or cytospin buffy coat preparation. The intact blood cell can be any blood cell including, but not limited to white blood cells and red blood cells. In one embodiment, the blood cell is a lymphocyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Inventors: William L. Ragland, Mark A. Goodwin, Renata Novak
  • Patent number: 6127060
    Abstract: A catalyst composition for use in a rechargeable metal-air electrochemical cell comprises an oxygen evolution catalyst coated with a thin film deposition of a binder and an electrically conductive particulate material which is not corroded during charge. This catalyst is useful to make an air electrode which has greater corrosion protection than an air electrode having an oxygen evolution catalyst without the thin film deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: AER Energy Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Read
  • Patent number: 6125897
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing the size of wood members, particularly pan-shaped wood members known in the industry as "lilypads", such that the orientation of the fibers of the lilypads are encouraged to be substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal and rotation axis of a cutting drum having a plurality of cutting members extending from its circumferential surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Inventor: Stanley Dale Arasmith
  • Patent number: 6126668
    Abstract: A microkeratome is provided for use in lamellar surgery on the cornea of the eye. The microkeratome includes a base carrying a camshaft for rotation by a cable connected to the shaft. The base also supports a moving blade assembly slidably mounted on an applanator assembly, with the blade being thin and under tension. The moving blade assembly moves above and sidewardly relative to a suction ring. The moving blade assembly is sized to oscillate side-to-side approximately 1 mm. The moving blade assembly is driven by a connecting cable, wherein longitudinal movement of the cable produces responsive longitudinal movement of the frame and blade to cut a flap or disc of a desired configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Innovative Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott S. Bair, Igor Gradov, Ronald L. Rabie, Edward Larry Hicks
  • Patent number: 6128514
    Abstract: A portable radiotelephone can be shifted between a first condition wherein the radiotelephone does not receive or transmit voice communications by radiotelephone transmissions over radiotelephone channels and a second condition wherein the radiotelephone receives and transmits voice communications by radiotelephone transmissions over radiotelephone channels. The radiotelephone automatically calls a central voice-activated phone dialing system remote from the portable radiotelephone in response to producing the second condition in the radiotelephone. The radiotelephone includes a switch for producing the first and second conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Bellsouth Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Clyde Griffith, Benjamin F. Holcomb
  • Patent number: 6127073
    Abstract: Applications of photoerasable colorant composition include photoerasable price markings for pricing goods, documents such as gaming tickets for securely communicating concealed information, photoerasable paint for temporary markings on terrain and structures such as signs, roadways, trees, and buildings, marking instruments such as pens, and wick or felt markers, ultraviolet light exposure indicators, and dry printing. The photoerasable or mutable colorant composition comprises a mutable colorant and an ultraviolet radiation transorber which, upon irradiation with ultraviolet radiation, interacts with the colorant to irreversibly mutate the colorant and thereby render the colorant substantially colorless. The mutable colorant composition may also include a molecular includant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Sinclair Nohr, John Gavin MacDonald, Jeffrey Dean Lindsay
  • Patent number: 6123189
    Abstract: A sachet for insertion into a beverage container prior to the sealing and pressurization of the beverage container. The sachet is made from a gas permeable and substantially liquid impermeable material. The article is positioned within this material and sealed with substantially no excess gas contained therein. The sachet sinks when dropped into the beverage container and subsequently floats after the container is sealed and pressurized as gas from within the container penetrates into the sachet until equilibrium is reached. The sachet then rises within the beverage container when the container is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Falkenberg, Georg Troska
  • Patent number: 6125354
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically adjusting charges billed to an organization by a service provider, so as to create an invoice of rebill charges. An organizational hierarchy, comprising a list of elements of an organization, is displayed on a display device. Services that have been provided to a selected element by one or more service providers are associated with the selected element. The billed charges for the services are then adjusted, so as to calculate the rebill charges.Adjustment of the billed charges is effected by applying reprice parameters and miscellaneous charges. The reprice parameters are used to adjust the billed charge by a desired percentage, by a fixed rate per time, or by a fixed charge per service. The miscellaneous charges are in addition to the billed charges. After adjustment of the billed charges, an invoice is generated based on the rebill charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation
    Inventors: Lloyd MacFarlane, Dwight D. Driskell, Vivian C. Henley, Nancy C. Lane, Michael Greenspan, Betty J. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 6125275
    Abstract: A cellular communications device for communicating over a cellular network control channel of a cellular mobile radiotelephone (CMR) system. A transmitter can transmit a data message formatted to correspond to an identification signal transmitted by a cellular radiotelephone when that device identifies itself to the CMR system. The data message contains selected data and is transmitted via the reverse overhead control channel of the cellular network control channel. A receiver can receive command signals from a mobile switching center of the CMR system via a forward overhead control channel (FOCC) of the cellular network control channel. A controller controls operation conducted by the transmitter and the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: BellSouth Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Irby Comer, Peter Owen Roach, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6123681
    Abstract: An anti-embolism stocking used to inhibit the development of thrombophlebitis. The present invention is directed to a system and method for applying compressive forces to parts of the body to stimulate fluid flow through the parts of the body. In particular the present invention relates to a stocking that is capable of being placed on a portion of the body and then having a stimulus applied thereto to stimulate blood flow within the region of the body upon which the stocking is placed. The stocking includes polymer materials which, when a selected stimulus is applied thereto, causes constriction of the polymer, thereby causing the compressive forces. The stocking may be designed such that the compressive forces may be generated sequentially along the length of the stocking to gradually stimulate fluid flow, such as blood, to and from the preselected body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: Global Vascular Concepts, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles L. Brown, III
  • Patent number: 6120727
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a machine component of sintered ferriferous composite comprising an outer part and an inner part which is fitted into a hole of the outer part. It has the steps of: preparing one of the outer part and the inner part as a green compact of ferriferous powdered metal and the other as one of a green compact of ferriferous powdered metal, a sintered compact of ferriferous powdered metal and a mass of ferriferous molten metal; inserting the inner part into the hole of the outer part; and sintering the outer part and the inner part to bond the outer part and the inner part. The outer part and the inner part are prepared to have a fitting clearance of approximately -100 to +5 .mu.m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Hitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Asaka, Tsuyoshi Kagaya, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6122649
    Abstract: A computer system for creating a user-defined property for a document and for linking properties to content of the document. When the document is open, a first application receives from a user a name, a type, and a value of property to be created, creates a property within the properties area of the document by storing the name and type of the property within the properties area, and stores the value within the properties area. When the document is closed, a second application retrieves the name, type, and value of the created property from the properties area, and displays the name and the value of the created property. To link the property to the content, the first application receives from a user an indication that the property is to be linked to a field within the content of the document, retrieves the value of the field from within the content of the document, and stores the retrieved value and type as the value of the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Heikki J. Kanerva, Martin Thorsen, Brian D. Wentz
  • Patent number: D431756
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Laurel M. Kimbrough, Thomas J. Reddin, Abigail J. Weatherby, Jay K. Fording, Keith G. Savas, Benjamin J. Nash, Edgar B. Montague, III