Patents Represented by Attorney Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
  • Patent number: 7874977
    Abstract: A device for treating and reducing stuttering by utilizing auditory feedback. A bone conducting hearing aid apparatus is arranged to be attached to the skull bone of a user with a stuttering problem so that his ear canal is left free. A tactile component in the form of a vibrator mechanically transmits sound information to the inner ears of the user via the skull bone so that both cochleas are stimulated. The cochlea on the opposite side of the skull receives a signal that is further delayed and also has another frequency characteristics compared to the digital received by the nearest cochlea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventor: Dan Pitulia
  • Patent number: 7877243
    Abstract: A computer interface for use with a computer simulation system. The interface includes a first grip portion and a second grip portion pivotably coupled to the first grip portion. An actuator is coupled to at least one of the two grip portions and is configured to provide feedback to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Neil T. Olien, Pedro Gregorio, David W. Bailey, Steven P. Vassallo
  • Patent number: 7876335
    Abstract: A system redacts content in a multi-layered document by executing a content modifier process that redacts a first portion of content in a source layer and then automatically redacts related content in at least one target layer. The content modifier process overlays the source redaction region on corresponding areas of other layers in the document to identify target redaction regions in those other layers that contain target content. In turn, the content modifier process automatically identifies and redacts the target content within target redaction regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Jason T. Pittenger, David Stromfeld
  • Patent number: 7877488
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for automatically setting up a Web site for editing. One embodiment of such a system and method may comprise selecting a common file transfer path from a plurality of common file transfer paths, generating a test file, writing the test file to a storing computer through the file transfer server using the selected common file transfer path, requesting the test file from a Web server hosting the Web site, determining the common file transfer path is valid when the test file is received from the Web server responsive to the requesting, and selecting another common file transfer path from the plurality of common file transfer paths when the test file is not received from the Web server, wherein the method is repeated from the generating step using another common file transfer path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Joshua K. Margulis
  • Patent number: 7874106
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention are directed to a sill flashing assembly configured to fit within a lower portion of an opening in a wall. The sill flashing assembly comprises: (1) a central sill flashing member having a substantially horizontal portion and a substantially vertical portion; and (2) at least one end dam member. The substantially vertical portion extends upwardly adjacent an interior edge of the substantially horizontal portion, and the substantially vertical portion defines at least one channel. The end dam member has a planar base and at least one tab extending at an angle greater than zero degrees from an interior edge of the planar base. The tab has a height that is shorter than a height of the interior edge of the planar base, and the tab engages the channel when the end dam member is installed adjacent an end of the central sill flashing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: YKK Corporation of America
    Inventors: Donald G. Pangburn, Richard Braunstein
  • Patent number: 7876319
    Abstract: A vector field, including its local three-dimensional attribute, is substantially visualized on a two-dimensional field of view in an intuitionally visible way. The vector field is mapped onto a three-dimensional coordinate space to produce corresponding coordinate point sequences, the degree of elevation in a local area of a plane in which the coordinate point sequences are connected is determined, the degree of depression in the local area is determined, the degree of elevation/depression in the local area is determined by weight-combining the degree of elevation and the degree of depression, the coordinate space is mapped onto a two-dimensional plane and gray-scale display corresponding to the degree of elevation/depression is conducted on the area of the two-dimensional plane corresponding to the local area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Asia Air Survey Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuro Chiba
  • Patent number: 7870650
    Abstract: A slide fastener slider comprising: a slider body; a pull tab holder body attached to the slider body in a cantilevered state with one end portion thereof fixed to a top face side of the slider body; an opening/closing member disposed slidably on the slider body so as to open and close a gap formed between an other end portion of the pull tab holder body and the upper blade; and an elastic member for urging the opening/closing member to a closing position of the gap, so that a pull tab is detachably held between the slider body and the pull tab holder body, the slider further comprising a fitting sliding structure in which the pull tab holder body is fitted to the slider body from a front or rear end thereof so as to be relatively slidable in a length direction of the slider body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Keyaki, Yoshikazu Hamada
  • Patent number: 7873643
    Abstract: The present invention provides mathematical model-based incremental clustering methods for classifying sets of data and predicting new data values, based upon the concepts of similarity and cohesion. In order to increase processing efficiency, these methods employ weighted attribute relevance in building unbiased classification trees and sum pairing to reduce the number of nodes visited when performing classification or prediction operations. In order to increase prediction accuracy, these methods employ weighted voting over each value of target attributes to calculate a prediction profile. The present invention allows an operator to determine the importance of attributes and reconstitute classification trees without those attributes deemed unimportant to further increase classification structure node processing efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Inventors: Mirsad Hadzikadic, Benjamin F. Bohren, Christopher N. Eichelberger
  • Patent number: 7867975
    Abstract: Endostatin compositions capable of inhibiting endothelial cell proliferation, inhibiting angiogenesis and causing tumor regression are described. Specifically, amino acid sequences of endostatin proteins and nucleic acid sequences coding for endostatin proteins are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: The Children's Medical Center Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. O'Reilly, M. Judah Folkman, George S. Abrams, legal representative
  • Patent number: 7866511
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to a dispensing system for use in lavatories. The system may include a container, a mount, and optionally, a conversion module. The container may have an attached dispensing mechanism and a projection that is adapted to fit into a receiver on the mount or conversion module. The receiver may be adapted to engage the projection on the container. The assembled system secures the container into the mount and allows the container to be rotated to a proper orientation while it is secured to the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Celeste Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Roy Harrison, Ernest E. Dill, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7869883
    Abstract: A cochlear implant system comprising a first unit adapted to be worn on or in one ear of an implantee. The first unit has a case housing componentry including a microphone, and a speech processor means. A second unit or accessory is adapted to be worn on or in the other ear of the implantee. The second unit or accessory has a case housing a second power source. An electrical conduction means for transmitting power from the second power source to the componentry of the first unit extends between the first and second units. Such a conduction means can extend around the back of the head of the implantee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventor: Peter Seligman
  • Patent number: 7866217
    Abstract: A device and method for measuring snap member detaching force, the snap member detaching force measurement device includes a cloth holding unit for holding cloth on the periphery of the snap member attached to the cloth; a snap chucking unit for chucking the snap member from its side portion by a plurality of chucking portions of the unit; a torque gauge for applying torque to the snap member chucked by the chucking portions; a tension unit for relatively pulling the snap member from the cloth; and a tensile force gauge for measuring tensile force provided by the tension unit. The snap chucking unit includes turning arms which can lock, with constant chucking force, the state of the snap member chucked by the chucking portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Toru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 7863267
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of and treatments for using pharmaceutical compositions from a class of compounds that directly or indirectly selectively modulates GABAA chloride channel activity to treat alcohol and/or stimulant substance abuse. The present invention also relates to methods of, and protocols for, relieving symptoms associated with alcohol and/or stimulant substance abuse in a comprehensive treatment plan. More specifically, the present invention relates to the use of a selective chloride channel modulator, such as flumazenil, to treat alcohol and/or psychostimulant dependency, the withdrawal symptoms associated therewith, and the cravings associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Hythiam, Inc.
    Inventor: Juan Jose Legarda Ibanez
  • Patent number: 7862570
    Abstract: Surgical positioners may include platforms, surgical item positioners and/or surgical references as well as methods for using stabilizer platforms, surgical item positioners and/or surgical references. Stabilizer platforms may include low profile platforms rigidly mounted to portions of an individual's anatomy. Various items may be secured and/or stabilized by the stabilizer platform, including support platforms as well as surgical references. Support platforms may stabilize and assist surgeons in using, navigating, aligning and positioning surgical items. Surgical references may include modular fiducial systems that may be secured to stabilizer platforms, support platforms, surgical items and/or directly to portions of an individual's anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Russell, Lauralan Terrill-Grisoni, Patrick J. Culley, Therise Ruffin, Kevin Raburn
  • Patent number: 7862644
    Abstract: A scrubber that employs a dry chemical medium includes a first vessel defining a first cavity. A second vessel adjoining the first vessel defines a second cavity, and the first and second cavities combine to form a common chamber. A fan draws a gaseous stream into the chamber at a first location and extracts the gaseous stream from the chamber at a second location. A plurality of partitions extend substantially from the upper end of the chamber to the floor. A dry chemical medium is disposed within the spaces between the partitions for neutralizing a pollutant in a gaseous stream. The partitions have openings of a sufficiently large size to permit gas to flow therethrough but of a sufficiently small size to prevent the dry chemical medium from passing therethrough. A method for converting a wet scrubber to a dry scrubber of the type described is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Purafil, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael DelGais
  • Patent number: D630128
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Yuko Fujita
  • Patent number: D630155
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignees: Integrated Systems Solutions, Inc., Airship Management Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Anthony Buckley
  • Patent number: D630481
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Canica Design Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Hutt, Leonard G. Lee
  • Patent number: D630822
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: J-Brem LLC
    Inventor: Justin B. Thomas
  • Patent number: D630824
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: J-Brem LLC
    Inventor: Justin B. Thomas