Patents Represented by Attorney Kenneth F. Kozik
  • Patent number: 8260137
    Abstract: The invention relates to receiving of a modulated light signal from a lighting device, particularly from a solid state lighting (SSL) device. It is an object of the present invention to provide a receiver and a receiving method which are primarily designed to operate efficiently for light (wave) signals that adhere to specific constraints. In order to achieve this object, the invention provides a receiver for a modulated light signal which is keyed with a code sequence of a predefined number of chips, comprising —a light sensor adapted to receive the modulated light signal and to convert it into an electrical signal, —sampling means adapted to take several consecutive samples of the electrical signal during a chip period, and —processing means adapted for calculating for each sample of a chip period an inner product with the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Johan Paul Marie Gerard Linnartz
  • Patent number: 7801838
    Abstract: A system improves recognition results. The system receives multimedia data and recognizes the multimedia data based on training data to generate documents. The system receives user augmentation relating to one of the documents or new documents from a user. The system supplements the training data with the user augmentation or new documents and retrains based on the supplemented training data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Ramp Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Colbath, Scott Shepard, Francis G. Kubala
  • Patent number: 7739292
    Abstract: A distributed system includes client- and server-side components that, together, allow XML schemas or the like to be managed in a collaborative way across an enterprise environment. The server-side component, or server, is used to assemble a collection of one or more schemas. The server exposes the collection of schemas to one or more client components that connect to the server. Such connections may be made over a computer network. The client component preferably exports a display interface through which a user can visualize dependencies between schemas, e.g., by dragging them into a workspace and viewing all related schemas and how they are connected, as well as what elements and other components they define. In this way, the client component provides a high-level view of a larger (e.g., enterprise-wide) information architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Altova GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Falk, Vladislav Gavrielov
  • Patent number: 7689404
    Abstract: In some speech recognition applications, not only the language of the utterance is not known in advance, but also a single utterance may contain words in more than one language. At the same time, it is impractical to build speech recognizers for all expected combinations of languages. Moreover, business needs may require a new combination of languages to be supported in short period of time. The invention addresses this issue by a novel way of combining and controlling the components of the single-language speech recognizers to produce multilingual speech recognition functionality capable of recognizing multilingual utterances at a modest increase of computational complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventor: Arkady Khasin
  • Patent number: 7568237
    Abstract: A system and method for granting and transmitting access rights to data, the method includes steps of: receiving a request for information relating to a specified individual, wherein the request identifies a person requesting the information; determining the degree of relationship between the person requesting the information and the individual to whom the information relates; retrieving access rights for the requesting person from a repository; determining the owner of the rights as well as the rights that owner has granted to secondary parties; and determining, managing and transmitting to second parties said access rights modified to permit or deny the second party to further transmit, modify, change or delete owner's information to third parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Health Allianze
    Inventors: Steven Mark Paris, Tamela Louise Jamieson
  • Patent number: 7551618
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for a stack bypass application programming interface (API). A stack bypass API for receipt of a packet includes a registration function that registers an application selectable filter function and a receive function that are used during operation by an Ethernet driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Digi International
    Inventors: Paul Jacobson, Julia Ravalski, Olaf Schiller
  • Patent number: 6008817
    Abstract: A comparative visual assessment system including an input device, an output device, a computer system, the connected to the input device and the output device, the computer system having a user interface connected to a comparative visual assessment engine, the comparative visual assessment engine including assigning a plurality of weights to a corresponding plurality of components representing a subject, assigning a plurality of scores to the corresponding plurality of components representing the subject, determining a functional score for each of the plurality of components, determining an angle to be used for an output to the output device of a vector for each of the plurality of components, assigning the functional score to a length of the vector for each of the plurality of components, and displaying the vector on the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: Comparative Visual Assessments, Inc.
    Inventor: John T. Gilmore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5984063
    Abstract: A garment separator having a generally rectangularly shaped section of taffeta, the taffeta having an upper strip of nylon tape and a lower strip of nylon tape, and the upper strip of nylon tape fitted to mate with a nylon tape affixed to a receptor zone of a garment carrier. A method of reducing wrinkling of garments in a garment carrying device including the steps of adapting the garment carrying device with a nylon tape in a receptor zone, placing a first garment in the garment carrying device, placing a generally rectangularly shaped taffeta section over the first garment, the taffeta section having a strip of nylon tape, attaching the taffeta section to the receptor zone by engaging the nylon tape of the receptor zone with the nylon tape of the taffeta section, placing a second garment over the taffeta section, and closing the garment carrying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Inventors: Robert N. Wallace III, Aseniah M. Thompson-Wallace
  • Patent number: 5963556
    Abstract: A network device for interconnecting computer networks, the device including a bridge having a plurality of ports through which network communications pass to and from the bridge, the bridge also including a first interface enabling a user to partition the plurality of bridge ports into a plurality of groups, wherein each group represents a different virtual network, wherein the bridge treats all ports within a given group as part of the virtual network corresponding to that group and the bridge isolates said virtual networks from each other, whereby any communications received at a first port of the bridge are directly sent by the bridge to another bridge port only if the other bridge port and the first bridge port are part of the same group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: George Varghese, John Bassett, Robert Eugene Thomas, Peter Higginson, Graham Cobb, Barry A. Spinney, Robert Simcoe
  • Patent number: 5802497
    Abstract: A method of conducting computerized commerce on a number of computer systems connected by a computer network including providing a broker computer system, the broker system having a database of broker scrips, each of the broker scrips representing a form of electronic currency, providing a vendor computer system, the vendor computer system having a database containing products which may be exchanged for the broker scrips, the vendor computer system capable of providing vendor scrips, providing a consumer computer system, the consumer computer system having a user interface wherein a user may initiate transactions in the consumer computer system to obtain one or more of the products contained in the database of the vendor computer system, sending a first request from the user on the consumer computer system to obtain a first broker scrip from the broker computer system, processing the first request in the broker computer system, sending the first broker scrip to the consumer computer system in response to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: Mark S. Manasse
  • Patent number: 5761427
    Abstract: In an asynchronous transfer network (ATM), to prevent the bottleneck associated with a host central processing unit (CPU) trying to receive status information for a plurality of interrupts occurring over an interface input/output (I/O) bus, a method and apparatus which transfers all status information directly to the host memory without host involvement. The host CPU is then notified of this new status information via an interrupt. When status information is transferred to the host memory, consistency is ensured and the number of spurious interrupts are reduced. A host software driver may then read the latest status information from the interface I/O bus at its convenience any not incur any performance penalties of I/O accesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Bhupendra Shah, Peter J. Roman, Michael Ben-Nun, Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 5740467
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for transferring data in a data processing system to and from a host system. A communication adapter or input/output controller device is provided in which queues are utilized to transfer information between the adapter or controller and the host system. In order to minimize the amount of time a system or I/O bus or network is used during transfer of data between the adapter or controller and the host system, and reduce the amount of work that must be performed by the host system, the number of interrupts by the adapter or controller of the host system is limited to the minimum amount necessary by using an interrupt arm mechanism and by keeping track of completion indices stored in the host system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley Chmielecki, Jr., Frank A. Itkowsky, Jr., G. Paul Koning, Douglas M. Washbaugh, Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 5684946
    Abstract: A design verification system is provided which includes the ability to automatically correlate the response of a device under test to the input stimuli. The test system uses a pseudo-random exerciser to produce a set of test stimuli for application to a device under test. Once applied, the response of the device is recorded and an automatic correlation is performed using a chosen correlation engine. Once the correlation is complete a new set of stimuli is produced which results in improved test coverage for the device under test. The system is closed-loop and thus allows for iterative testing of a device under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Ellis, Mike Kantrowitz, Will Sherwood
  • Patent number: 5680644
    Abstract: The present invention makes use of synchronizers in transmitting the data from the transmitting system to the receiving system, but in a way so that the synchronizer can be provided with as long a settling time as the designer chooses, in order to provide for as low a rate of synchronizer failure as the designer chooses, and at the same time allowing a low delay from the time when the transmitting system knows it is to transmit a word of data until when that data word is usable within the receiving system. In the present invention the delay in the data path is not related to the settling time provided for the synchronizers, so there is no trade off situation between low failure rate and short delay, as there is in the prior art. This leaves the designer free to design for extremely low error rate due to synchronizer failure, and a big safety margin in the settling time, with no ill effect on performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: David J. Sager
  • Patent number: 5664177
    Abstract: A data structure in a computer memory is constructed from a single primitive data element or attribute. Attributes of the data structure are arranged in accordance with certain rules which impose a hierarchical organization upon the attributes as well as non-hierarchical relationships. The attributes may be created and erased by a data processing system containing the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: Edward S. Lowry
  • Patent number: 5650997
    Abstract: A technique for modifying the IEEE 802.3 standard for selecting backoff times in a Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD) network, in the event that a collision is sensed by a node that has captured the network communication channel. If there is a small number of active nodes on the network, one node may capture the channel and the standard backoff algorithm makes it increasingly unlikely for another node to transmit. The new technique provides for less aggressive, i.e. longer, backoff times before at least the first retransmission attempt made by a node that has captured the channel. Three specific examples of the technique are disclosed. Even though the invention represents a departure from the standard CSMA/CD backoff algorithm, the overall average backoff times provided by the invention can be selected to be consistent with the average times provided by the standard. Moreover, nodes using the invention interoperate successfully with nodes that do not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Henry Sho-Che Yang, Anthony G. Lauck, Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan, William R. Hawe
  • Patent number: 5648959
    Abstract: A network hub for interconnection of modular devices, such as Ethernet repeaters, bridges, and routers is provided. Such a network hub efficiently interconnects the modular devices to each other. The inter-module connection is not through standard Ethernet media cabling or interconnections so that the hop count does not exceed one for all external connections, as defined by IEEE 802.3 Repeater Specification. Timing synchronization is provided by a global synchronization mechanism. Collision detection is provided by a series of lines that distribute the collision to all modules connected to the hub. The network hub comprises an inter-module bus having a backplane, the backplane able to connect to a number of modules, a clock, a method for transmitting data received by a first module across the inter-module bus to a second module and transmitting the data to ports of the second module, and a method for synchronizing the data as it is transmitted by the second module to the clock within the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Ilyadis, Richard Graham
  • Patent number: 5644571
    Abstract: In an apparatus in a computer network, message filtering proceeds by generating respective class specifiers from a received message, using the message source field, message destination field, and type of message field. The class specifiers are used for generating a class specification, and a domain class is generated from the class specification. A domain list is generated to provide a list of ports to which a message directed to the domain class is to be forwarded. The message is forwarded to the ports listed in the domain list. The apparatus may be a bridge, router, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: Michael J. Seaman
  • Patent number: 5638629
    Abstract: A signal fixture for facilitating indication of a striking fish to a fisherman using a baited line and fishing pole. A channel body is provided which can easily snap on and off of the fishing pole. A signal indicator is housed within the channel and held within the channel by a trigger device. The trigger device is adjustably attached to the body and provides attachment to the fishing line and to the signal indicator. When a fish strikes the line rotates the trigger device to allow the signal device to extend perpendicularly from the channel body and thus indicate a striking fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Inventors: Paul J. Robichaud, Peter J. Robichaud
  • Patent number: D619033
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Annie Tierney