Patents Represented by Attorney Karen Dana Oster
  • Patent number: 8215478
    Abstract: A multi-operating-mode reciprocating slat conveyor having a plurality of operating modes (each operating mode having a predetermined number of steps) and means for switching between operating modes responsive to at least one operating mode changing event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hallco Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Michael Price Almond
  • Patent number: 8214200
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for approximating an MDCT coefficient of a block of windowed sinusoid having a defined frequency, the block being multiplied by a window sequence and having a block length and a block index. A finite trigonometric series is employed to approximate the window sequence. A window summation table is pre-computed using the finite trigonometric series and the defined frequency of the sinusoid. A block phase is computed for each block with the defined frequency, the block length and the block index. An MDCT coefficient is approximated by the dot product of a phase vector computed using the block phase with a corresponding row of the window summation table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: XFRM, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Cabot, Matthew S. Ashman
  • Patent number: 8174712
    Abstract: A system and method for generating passive metadata from user interface selections at an imaging device includes an imaging device and at least one destination having at least one controllable setting. The imaging device preferably includes a document imaging system for capturing an image file, a user interface system for accepting passive data user input pertaining to the image file, a data conversion system for converting the passive data into a metadata file, and a transmission system for transmitting the image file and an associated metadata file through a network to at least one destination. The passive data affects at least one controllable setting of the destination. Passive data may be, for example, routing information, user information, file formatting instructions, and/or billing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Tanna Marie Richardson, Shinsaku Tohki, Masaya Ishihara, Tetsuya Shibata
  • Patent number: 8132295
    Abstract: A pull mechanism that is attachable to a barrier structure having a sliding mounting panel and at least one base. The sliding mounting panel having a first sliding-retaining member and the at least one base have a second sliding-retaining member. The sliding mounting panel is in sliding-retaining relationship with the base such that there is longitudinal movement therebetween. A fastener may be used to both fasten the pull mechanism to the barrier structure and to limit the sliding relationship, between the sliding mounting panel and the at least one base. In some preferred embodiments of the present invention the sliding mounting panel has a top surface to which decorative elements may be attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Kreations, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly Renee Otis, Mike Burnham
  • Patent number: 8134377
    Abstract: A locater tool for positioning a support device for supporting a test probe head or a test probe tip, the locater tool including a template, means for indicating a support device position associated with the template, and means for indicating an achievable probing zone on a surface having connection points when the support device is in the support device position. The locater tool may be a device-attachable locater tool or a pre-positioning locater tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: LeCroy Corporation
    Inventors: Julie A. Campbell, Bruce Clinton Tollbom
  • Patent number: 8130429
    Abstract: An adaptive print driver receives printing instructions relating to a document and outputs print data pages to an imager. The adaptive print driver includes a printing instruction parser for parsing printing instructions, a format controller for assigning a data format to the parsed print instructions and transferring the parsed print instructions according to the data format to a plurality of format generators. The plurality of format generators generates print data which is passed to a coalescer that coalesces the received print data into at least one print data page. The adaptive print driver uses a data format determination analysis process to balance rasterization on the adaptive print driver to achieve an optimal load balance between rasterization to take place on the adaptive print driver and rasterization to take place on the imager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch
  • Patent number: 8123454
    Abstract: An elongated container of a truck has a closed front end wall and a hinged rear outlet closure, and a side infeed opening for receiving garbage. This empty container is configured to receive an elongated base upon which is mounted a reciprocating conveyor floor for moving garbage in the container outward through the opened rear closure for deposit at a garbage disposal site. The power drive mechanism for driving the reciprocating floor is located at the front end of the container and is shielded from input garbage by a deflector secured to the reciprocating floor. The deflector also serves as a pusher for compacting and moving garbage in the container out through the opened rear closure. The self-contained reciprocating floor is easily carried manually and fed through the opened rear closure and secured firmly in the truck container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hallco Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Olof A. Hallstrom
  • Patent number: 8098078
    Abstract: A conductive connector includes a flexible-deflectable extension having a probing end and a head connection end. A conductive transmission path extends between the probing end and the head connection end. A pogo-rotational-action pin is electrically connected to the transmission path at the head connection end of the flexible-deflectable extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: LeCroy Corporation
    Inventor: Julie A. Campbell
  • Patent number: 8083998
    Abstract: A sterilizing device for sterilizing at least a portion of a medical instrument including a housing, a reservoir suitable for containing sterilizing agent, a delivery system for conducting the sterilizing agent from the reservoir to a permeable membrane, and a lock out system that blocks access to the permeable membrane when insufficient sterilizing agent is present in the reservoir. In preferred embodiments the delivery mechanism is activatable by pressure applied to the permeable membrane by the at least a portion of the medical instrument (e.g. a head of a stethoscope).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Redpoint International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Hurwitz, Charles Edward Nokes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8077883
    Abstract: An intelligent solo-mute switching system for an audio signal processing device having a plurality of channels. A plurality of multi-throw momentary switches are monitored by a switch interface to detect at least three switch events. A channel state controller responds to the at least three switch events detected by the switch interface in directing a channel gain matrix to govern the plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: XFRM Incorporated
    Inventor: Richard C. Cabot
  • Patent number: 7963041
    Abstract: A guard including three sub-systems: a main guard body, a solid shield, and an attachment mechanism. The main guard body includes a base, a peripheral exterior ring, and a plurality of supports for holding the peripheral exterior ring in spaced relationship with the base. Together, the base, the peripheral exterior ring, and the plurality of supports define at least one aperture. The solid shield is attachable to the main guard body. The attachment mechanism is used to attach the main guard body to an extension member of a filament-type trimmer. When positioned, a rotatable non-rigid filament of the filament-type trimmer is peripherally surrounded by the main guard body when the rotatable non-rigid filament is rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Craig A. Smith
  • Patent number: 7946969
    Abstract: A portable exercise platform having at least two platform sections connected by a mechanism for connecting them in an open condition and in a closed condition. Preferred embodiments include a split longitudinal resistance mechanism and an interwoven latitudinal resistance mechanism. The split longitudinal resistance mechanism includes first and second parts, each part being attached to at least one platform section and having a plurality of resistance bands. The interwoven latitudinal resistance mechanism includes first and second parts, each part being attached to at least one platform section and having a plurality of resistance bands. Preferred embodiments include retractable handgrips, each handgrip having an extendable-retractable strap, each of the plurality of resistance bands suitable for directly or indirectly (via a spreader attachment device) attaching to the extendable-retractable strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Journey Fitness LLC
    Inventors: John Friess, Chris Gunson, Robert Montgomery
  • Patent number: 7926646
    Abstract: A reciprocating slat conveyor includes a plurality of laterally and substantially parallel longitudinal trough-like subdecks and a plurality of longitudinal slats adjacent to and parallel to each other. The slats are in a sliding relationship with a pair of adjacent subdecks and cover the longitudinal space between the pair of adjacent subdecks. The subdecks longitudinally support two adjacent slats at or near a slat longitudinal side edge. The subdecks conduct the movement of the slats, preferably without distinct bearing elements therebetween. Some preferred embodiments include raised double-seal system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Hallco Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Berthelsen, Brady L. Byers, Gregory P. Danis
  • Patent number: 7865319
    Abstract: A method and system for measuring the input (loading) impedance of measurement systems using a test fixture. This is done by first measuring the characteristics of an unloaded test fixture to obtain scattering parameters of the test fixture and using a splitting algorithm to calculate the scattering parameters of each transmission line leg of the test fixture. The test fixture is then measured with a measurement system attached. The test fixture effects defined by the scattering parameters are then removed from the measurement to yield the scattering parameters of the measurement system alone (measurement system effects).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: LeCroy Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence W. Jacobs, Peter J. Pupalaikis
  • Patent number: 7850076
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for managing cash utilize one or more remotely or locally operable cash management devices. A cash management device dispenses cash, determines the denomination and amount of deposited cash and remotely or locally reconciles a cashier cash drawer at the end of a shift. The cash is accounted for from the time it is disbursed from a cash management device, throughout a cashier's sales and when it is deposited into the cash management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventor: Andrei Dorenbaum
  • Patent number: 7847967
    Abstract: A system for partial brute force collation of a print job includes a printing device having ROPM capability and memory. The printing device receives at least a portion of the document from a source device. The memory stores at least a portion of the document. The printing device has a memory printing mode and a brute force collation mode. In the memory printing mode the portion of the document stored in memory is printed. In the brute force collation mode any portion of the document not stored in memory is printed. The system can also alternate between the memory printing mode and the brute force collation mode for each of the N copies of the electronic document of the print job such that the resulting printed output is collated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch
  • Patent number: D648522
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Andrew James Gorman
  • Patent number: D652091
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Journey Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Gellatly, John Friess, Chris Gunson, Robert Montgomery
  • Patent number: D655782
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Brent Gill
  • Patent number: D656651
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Andrew James Gorman