Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Lawrence G. Fridman
  • Patent number: 8296655
    Abstract: A context sensitive information management system and method for use in a system comprising a number of applications each able to display information in response to a user input and a contextual coprocessor. The method comprising the steps of: the contextual coprocessor storing a plurality of context definitions each defining information to be displayed; the user making an input to an application; the application displaying information in response to the user input; the contextual coprocessor identifying a stored context definition corresponding to a current context definition; and the contextual processor displaying the information defined by said identified stored context definition; in which the context definitions stored by the contextual coprocessor are based upon data passing between the application and the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: TIS Software Limited
    Inventor: Peter Lusty
  • Patent number: 8286692
    Abstract: The method for reducing interstitial elements in alloy castings which comprises the following steps: pouring the alloy for the formation of a casting; and allowing said alloy to cool. According to the method, at least a peripheral region of the casting is heated, so that the flux of interstitial elements is caused towards the at least one peripheral region. The method is achieved where most of the interstitial elements concentrate in at least one region in the surface region of the casting. At later stages these elements can be easily eliminated from the respective regions by means of a thermal surface treatment or surface machining of the casting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel Gaude Fugarolas
  • Patent number: 8253109
    Abstract: An article comprising a slab generating scintillation light in response to ionization event and formed with at least two sides. The ionization event is resulted from interaction of high-energy particles within a material of the slab between these sides. A photoreceiver sensitive to the scintillation light is integrated on each side of the slab in an optically-tight fashion. An arrangement is provided for analyzing signals resulted from the ionization event and generated by the photoreceivers. The photoreceivers and the analyzing arrangement are adapted for extracting a position of the ionization event within the slab material relative to the slab sides. A correcting arrangement is provided for correcting the signals and to provide attenuation of the scintillation light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignees: SRI International, Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Joseph H. Abeles, Serge Luryi
  • Patent number: 8224339
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mobile network, especially according to that of GSM- and/or UMTS-standards for the communication of mobile stations. The network consists of at least two base stations with antennas for sending and/or receiving communication signals, wherein the covered area of the base stations forms a radio cell which is divided into a close-up range and a far range, wherein different transmission sources are provided for the radio traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Vodafone Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Rene Habendorf, Ernesto Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 8185629
    Abstract: A method of controlling an access to a public mobile communication network by a device for transmission of data is provided. The method comprises the step of accessing the mobile communication network by the device at a predetermined time and date. For this purpose a network traffic load information is transmitted from an entity connected to the mobile communication network to the device. Subsequently the time and date of an access to the mobile communication network by the device is determined with consideration of the received network load information. A corresponding system for controlling an access of a device to a public mobile communication network for transmitting data is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Vodafone Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Sebastiaan Hoeksel
  • Patent number: 8158871
    Abstract: An audio recording is processed and evaluated. A sequence of identified notes corresponding to the audio recording is determined by iteratively identifying potential notes within the audio recording. A rating for the audio recording is determined using a tuning rating and an expression rating. The audio recording includes a recording of at least a portion of a musical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignees: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, BMAT Licensing, S.L.
    Inventors: Jordi Janer Mestres, Jordi Bonada Sanjaume, Maarten de Boer, Alex Loscos Mira
  • Patent number: 8158941
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel way of operating sensing elements or bolometers in the resistive hysteresis region of a phase-transitioning VO2 (or doped VO2) films. The invention is based on a novel principle that minor hysteresis loops inside the major loop become single-valued or non-hysteretic for sufficiently small temperature excursions. This single valued R(T) branches being characterized by essentially the same temperature coefficient of resistivity (TCR) as the semiconducting phase at room temperature. These non-hysteretic branches (NHB) can be located close to the metallic-phase end of the major loop, thus providing for tunable resistivity orders of magnitude lower than that of a pure semiconducting phase. Operating the Focal Plan Array in one of these NHBs allows for having high TCR and low resistivity simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Michael A. Gurvitch, Serge Luryi, Aleksandr Y. Polyakov, Aleksandr Shabalov
  • Patent number: 8156615
    Abstract: A connecting structure for connecting a first component to a second component may include a clip and a hollow seat portion. The clip is capable of engaging the second component and has a hollow main body. The main body has a support shaft and at least one engagement blade formed therein. The hollow seat portion is integrally formed in the first component and has at least one engagement wall portion. The clip main body is constructed to be placed on the seat portion while the seat portion is introduced thereinto. The support shaft is constructed to be introduced into the seat portion when the clip main body is placed on the seat portion. The at least one engagement wall portion has at least one rib portion that is capable of contacting the support shaft introduced into the seat portion. The at least one engagement blade is arranged and constructed to engage the at least one engagement wall portion when the clip is rotated about an axis thereof, so that the clip can be secured to the seat portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Daiwa Kasei Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jyun Komeno, Toshio Iwahara
  • Patent number: 8128006
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a flavoring substance into a consumable beverage by a dispensing device consisting of a tubular body having a substantially hollow interior and formed with valves provided at distal and proximal ends thereof. Upon positioning of the tubular body into the container, the distal end of the body is pressed against interior of the container, so as to activate the distal valve. The proximal valve is activated to break a vacuum in the interior chamber and to enable the flavoring substance to pass through the open distal valve into the consumable beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: Jennifer Goldschein, Geoffrey Goldschein
  • Patent number: 8117887
    Abstract: An operating device for testing torque wrenches is formed with a carrier for fixing a torque wrench to be tested. A transducer is coupled to the head portion of the torque wrench. A grip holder is provided for fixing the grip of the torque wrench and a deflecting mechanism is adapted for generating a torque to the head portion of the torque wrench to be tested. Further on a sliding mechanism is provided for sliding the grip in the grip holder without friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Eduard Wille GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rainer Schwafertz, Lothar Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8109547
    Abstract: A pet sanitation device comprises a frame, an elongated handle and an adjusting assembly. The frame includes a receiving bottom area receiving one part of a bag opening. A closing arrangement is provided for receiving another portion of the bag opening. The adjusting assembly is movably supported on the handle and includes a control member slidable along the handle and a transition element having distal and proximal ends thereof. The distal end is associated with the closing arrangement. In operation, upon slidable movement of the control member, the transition element is activated and the closing arrangement is moved within the frame to convert the bag opening from open to closed position and vise versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: DD & FM, LLC
    Inventor: Frank Miller
  • Patent number: 8090922
    Abstract: A method for the processor controlled administering of a memory of a chip card. Initially, available free memory capacity is determined. Then, the memory is released for storing data. The data in the memory can be deleted. The memory can also be used by new data. A stored indication of the actual amount of free memory space is adapted to the current free memory space. The free memory space is reorganized and allocated. Furthermore, the invention relates to a chip card. The chip card comprises a chip with a memory wherein the memory is managed by a processor-controlled memory management system. An arrangement for identifying used and unused memory are provided. The actual free memory space is displayed by means for displaying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Vodafone Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Dierk Dohmann, Frank Muller
  • Patent number: 8084838
    Abstract: The invention provides a design of PIN diode having a low capacitance and a large area of effective collection of photo-generated charge. The low capacitance is obtained by replacing a continuous collector layer in the diode by a sparse array of collector disks interconnected by narrow metallic runners at a different structural level separated from the collector discs by an interlevel dielectric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventor: Serge Luryi
  • Patent number: 8057348
    Abstract: The differential for vehicles comprises a rotatable carcass (1) inside which are housed a pair of planetary gears (2) rotatably integral with the axle shafts of two of the wheels of the vehicle, and at least a pair of satellite gears (5) linked to each other and movable to each other, each of said satellite gears (5) being rotatably integral with one of said planetary gears (2), and it is characterized in that said satellite gears (5) are linked to each other by threaded cylinders (3) with inverted threads with the same pitch and diameter. It permits always the differentiation of rotation between the wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Jose Gimenez Vidal
  • Patent number: 8029507
    Abstract: An orthopedic device and method for correcting angular deformation of a bone structure having a growth plate. The device includes first and second hinge members connected together at a hinge joint. The device is adapted for mounting the orthopedic device to the bone structure with the pivot joint positioned over the growth plate. Alignment of the pivot joint with the growth plate promotes asymmetric growth of the growth plate to thereby correct the angular deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Pega Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Green, Joseph L. Molino
  • Patent number: 8001762
    Abstract: A method and device for adding special substances to the gaseous outflow of the jet engine in order to create a “virtual wall” of increased pressure zone behind the jet engine nozzle which can serve as a support for the jet engine gas outflow to push against, thus increasing the thrust power of the jet engine. This increase in acceleration power results in the accelerated movement of the jet engine equipped vehicle or higher fuel efficiency. A device that adds the special substances to the gaseous outflow is proposed. Characteristics of the special substances, which if added into the jet engine gaseous outflow may create a “virtual wall” of increased pressure zone behind the jet engine, are proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventors: Artem P. Efremkin, Pavel V. Efremkin
  • Patent number: 7988105
    Abstract: A fastener for attaching an attached article to an attaching object is taught that preferably include a holding member that is arranged and constructed to hold the attached article, and an engagement leg that is arranged and constructed to engage an engagement hole formed in the attaching object. The engagement leg is connected to the holding member via a breakable connecting device. The connecting device is arranged and constructed to be easily broken when a substantial force is applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Daiwa Kasei Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Haruhisa Kamiya, Toshio Iwahara, Makoto Kato
  • Patent number: D640879
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Animal Bikes, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Curran
  • Patent number: D654126
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: XON Systems Limited
    Inventor: Bronte Paul Eckermann
  • Patent number: D655084
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: Otniel Shor, Todd Kramer