Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Lipton, Weinberger & Husick
  • Patent number: 8352060
    Abstract: A method and system for fabricating a dental prosthesis are provided. High resolution digital scanned images of a patient's oral structures are acquired. Three dimensional (3D) cone beam X-ray images of hard and soft oral tissues are acquired. The scanned images are integrated with the 3D cone beam X-ray images in a 3D space to obtain combined three dimensional images of the oral structures. The occlusal relationship between upper and lower oral structures are digitally simulated using the combined three dimensional images. The dental prosthesis is digitally modeled for planning intra-oral positioning and structure of the dental prosthesis. The digital dental prosthesis model is refined based on simulated force tests performed for assessing interference and retention of the digital dental prosthesis model. A prospective dental prosthesis model is created based on the refined digital dental prosthesis model. The dental prosthesis is fabricated based on a verified prospective dental prosthesis model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hankookin, LLC.
    Inventors: James Jiwen Chun, Angela Soyoung Chun, Andrew Youngho Chun, Jennifer Miseong Chun
  • Patent number: 8350714
    Abstract: A method and system for generating an alert for a possible collision between objects and a swinging barrier is provided. The method and system provides multiple sensing devices, a control unit, and multiple indicator devices at predetermined areas proximal to the swinging barrier. The sensing devices and the control unit electronically communicate with the indicator devices. The sensing devices are configured to establish sensing zones proximal to the swinging barrier. The sensing devices detect presence of one or more of stationary objects, approaching objects, and receding objects in the established sensing zones. The control unit tracks and differentiates the presence of the stationary objects, approaching movements of the approaching objects, and receding movements of the receding objects in the established sensing zones, and generates an alert signal. The indicator devices selectively indicate a possible collision on receiving the alert signal from the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew Ian Trim
  • Patent number: 8352514
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system is provided for associating and extracting content artifacts from a graphical representation of electronic content. A multi-dimensional virtual lattice comprising one or more grid layers is created. The nodes of the multi-dimensional virtual lattice represent metadata acquired from predefined content criteria. Electronic content comprising content artifacts acquired from multiple content sources is graphically represented within the multi-dimensional virtual lattice using the grid layers. Each of the content artifacts from the electronic content attaches to one or more nodes of the multi-dimensional virtual lattice. A user provides search criteria comprising keywords. The content artifacts attached to nodes of the multi-dimensional virtual lattice whose metadata matches with the keywords are extracted and displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CK12 Foundation
    Inventor: Murugan Palaniappan
  • Patent number: 8341867
    Abstract: A cheek support apparatus comprising a generally inverted U-shaped shell member, a base member, and a cheek supporting member is provided for a firearm. The shell member made of a form fitting material, for example, a thermoplastic material, is selectively configured with different coefficients of friction to enable rigid contact of the shell member to a stock of the firearm. The shell member comprising an inner frictional surface defines an opening for accommodating the stock of the firearm. The base member is rigidly attached to a closed upper end of the shell member. In an embodiment, one or more shim members are removably attached on the base member for adjustably positioning the cheek supporting member on the base member. The cheek supporting member is removably attached on one or more of the shim members or the base member for supporting a user's cheek, for example, during recoil of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Curtis Daniel Criswell
  • Patent number: 8346614
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method and system for promoting a web technology through a virtual service marketplace. Online tools are provided on a host website for creating a project website. The host website comprises the virtual service marketplace. A user defines a project and proposes the project to multiple consultants in the virtual service marketplace. The consultants bid for the proposed project in the virtual service marketplace. Core controlling factors set by the user during project definition are synchronized with core controlling factors set by the project consultant. The user selects a project consultant based on the synchronization. The selected project consultant creates the project website using the online tools. The user pays the selected project consultant for creating the project website. The presence of the virtual service marketplace promotes the web technology and the growth in numbers of users and consultants familiar with the web technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Metabyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Manu Mehta, Lynn R. Slater, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8338977
    Abstract: A hybrid vertical axis energy apparatus comprising a housing assembly, a drive mechanism, a solar device, a motor, a vertical axle, and an electrical generator, is provided. The housing assembly is configured to rotate along its vertical axis in response to a force of wind and a force of thermal updraft of air flow. The drive mechanism is rigidly attached to the housing assembly and is in engageable communication with an adjacent drive mechanism attached on an adjacent housing assembly. The solar device is rigidly attached to the housing assembly. The motor is connected to and in electric communication with the solar device. The vertical axle is rigidly connected to the motor's axial shaft. The electrical generator is rotatably connected to the housing assembly or the adjacent housing assembly and converts the mechanical energy produced by rotation of the housing assembly and the adjacent housing assembly into electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: William Edward Lee, Robert F. Pienkowski
  • Patent number: 8327897
    Abstract: Sealing and inflating system incorporated with a vehicular wheel including a tire rim and a tire mounted to the tire rim including a source of sealing and inflating compound arranged in connection with the tire or tire rim, a detecting mechanism for detecting a rupture in the tire, and a release mechanism coupled to the source and the detecting mechanism for releasing a quantity of the sealing and inflating compound from the source when the detecting mechanism detects a rupture in the tire. The source, detecting mechanism and release mechanism can all be arranged in the pressurized interior space defined by the tire and the tire rim. In this case, the source can be attached to the tire rim. One such construction of the source has two substantially semi-circular parts arranged around the tire rim and connected together, with a release mechanism being arranged in engagement with each part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: David A Firestone
  • Patent number: 8324025
    Abstract: A method for packaging one or more power semiconductor devices is provided. A lead frame comprising one or more base die paddles, multiple lead terminals, and a tie bar assembly is constructed. The lead terminals extend to a predetermined elevation from the base die paddles. The base die paddles are connected to the lead terminals by the tie bar assembly. The tie bar assembly mechanically couples the base die paddles to each other and to the lead terminals. The tie bar assembly is selectively configured to isolate the lead terminals from the base die paddles and to enable creation of multiple selective connections between one or more of the lead terminals and one or more power semiconductor devices mounted on the base die paddles, thereby enabling flexible packaging of one or more isolated and/or non-isolated power semiconductor devices and increasing their power handling capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Team Pacific Corporation
    Inventor: Romeo Alvarez Saboco
  • Patent number: 8302263
    Abstract: A rectangular partial door cover, specifically design to cover the doorknob, surface locks, deadbolt locks, and chain locks of an entrance door to an apartment or house. The base of the rectangular device is attached to the entrance door with a set of screws. The device has four sides, and a sliding door with a knob. The door slides open when the knob is pulled back, and it closes when the knob is pushed forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Charles E. Washington
  • Patent number: 8291325
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system is provided for displaying information resources linked from a host interface on selected locations on the host interface. A processing element is defined for a link referenced in the host interface. The processing element determines an address of an information resource referenced by the link. An area representation element specifies locations for displaying the information resource on the host interface. A display element is defined for displaying content of the information resource on the host interface and is linked to the processing element and the area representation element. The linked display element retrieves the address of the information resource from the processing element and retrieves the location selected by the user from the area representation element. The linked display element retrieves content of the information resource from the retrieved address and displays the retrieved content in the selected location on the host interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Pheibush Philippe Arnstein
  • Patent number: 8290786
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method and system for improving the quality of health care in a health plan. The members of the health plan eligible for undergoing predetermined measures of health care are identified. The primary care physicians (PCPs) for the identified members are notified to ensure implementation of the predetermined measures. The health plan staff is notified to ensure coordination between the identified members and PCPs. The status of the identified members is updated based on the implemented predetermined measures. Quality indexes for the PCPs are calculated for the implemented predetermined measures. A performance score of the health plan is calculated to indicate the quality of health care. Identifying and notifying the members, the PCPs and the health plan staff reduces the level of clinical chart review by the health plan staff and improves the quality of health care in a health plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventors: Ravi Ika, Solomon Zak, Rudra Duddala, James Poladas
  • Patent number: 8272866
    Abstract: A removable orthodontic appliance and methods of use and manufacturing of the removable orthodontic appliance for repositioning teeth of an upper jaw or lower jaw are provided. The removable orthodontic appliance comprises a trough shaped arch tray that defines an interstitial space between the sides of the arch tray for accommodating the teeth. The arch tray form fits over the contours of the teeth of the upper jaw or lower jaw from a first molar region through a second molar region. The arch tray extends down the teeth on a labial surface and a lingual surface of the teeth to the gingival areas. One or more arch wires are infused and rigidly anchored within the lingual side of the arch tray. Each of the arch wires comprises a surface pre-infused with a polymeric material for rigidly bonding to the lingual side of the arch tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventors: James Jiwen Chun, Angela Soyoung Chun, Jennifer Miseong Chun
  • Patent number: 8260256
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of billing a user for Voice short messaging services. A user subscribing to a first network may send a first Voice short messaging service (Voice SMS) message to a recipient user subscribing to a second network. The recipient user may reply to or forward the first Voice SMS message. The Voice SMS message reply may be routed to an intelligent network element of the first network. The intelligent network element prompts the recipient for a payment for delivering the Voice SMS message reply to the sender. The off-net recipient user may make the payment through a premium chargeable SMS message. A confirmation of this payment is communicated to the intelligent network element by the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Kirusa Inc.
    Inventor: Inderpal Singh Mumick
  • Patent number: 8256142
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a flexible contoured footbed insole for footwear for providing an anatomically correct foot support to a wearer of the footwear. The flexible contoured footbed insole comprises a heel section and a support system extending anteriorly from the heel section. The heel section comprises a cup shaped structure for accommodating a heel of a foot of the wearer. The support system comprises an inner longitudinal arch support, an outer longitudinal arch support, a transverse arch support, a metatarsal arch support, and a toe support for supporting an inner longitudinal arch, an outer longitudinal arch, a transverse arch, a metatarsal arch, and toes of the foot of the wearer respectively. The flexible contoured footbed insole may further comprise a flexible structure disposed within the support system. The flexible structure provides flexibility and freedom of movement to the foot of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Sashanaz Hashempour Igdari
  • Patent number: 8258974
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method and system for signaling requests for services at a facility, for example, a gaming table in a casino. A control device is provided on the gaming table. The control device comprises multiple switches associated with one or more indicators. Each of the services is assigned to one or more of the indicators. A dealer or a player at the gaming table activates the switches for turning on the indicators based on service requirements of the dealer or the player at the gaming table. The turned on indicators signal the requests for the services. The method and system disclosed herein increases the speed of services, increases the income of each gaming table in the casino, enables determination of performance of employees of the casino attending to the requests for the services, and enables real time allocation of resources to different sections of the casino.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Edmond Bell, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8242323
    Abstract: This invention provides a process for the detoxification of chemical agents including chemical warfare agents such as sulfur mustards, nitrogen mustards, nerve agents of G and V type, lewisite and adamsite by reacting the chemical agents with hydroxyl radicals at a pH greater than 7.0 to detoxify the agents and to render them suitable for disposal. The process can be used on-site and can be easily scaled to fairly large sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventors: Ravi Jain, Abhinav Jain
  • Patent number: 8244017
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system for constructing a three dimensional (3D) tomographic image from an object's two dimensional (2D) panoramic image are provided. A first geometrical attribute set in a first coordinate system is assigned to one or more focal troughs. A second geometrical attribute set in a second coordinate system is assigned to the 2D panoramic image. Second geometrical attributes are correlated with first geometrical attributes for reconstructing the 2D panoramic image in multiple dimensions. Multiple defocused elements of the object are determined along the 2D panoramic image's horizontal dimension. A transverse dimension is determined for the reconstructed panoramic image by mapping the defocused elements to a translation along the transverse dimension in the first coordinate system on either side of the center of the focal troughs. The multiple dimensions of the reconstructed panoramic image are transformed into an orthogonal coordinate system to generate the 3D tomographic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventors: James Jiwen Chun, Andrew Youngho Chun, Jennifer Miseong Chun
  • Patent number: 8235331
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method for supporting a flexible duct. The apparatus comprises a concave duct support structure with a convoluted anterior end and one or more straps. The concave duct support structure is placed in contact with outer surface of the flexible duct. The convoluted anterior end supports curved surfaces of the flexible duct. The concave duct support structure comprises multiple slits. The straps pass through the slits of the concave duct support structure. Distal ends of the straps may be affixed to a structural member for suspending the flexible duct supported on the concave duct support structure. The concave duct support structure prevents the flexible duct from sagging and crimping, thereby allowing free flow of air, liquids, etc. through the flexible duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: David J. McIntosh
  • Patent number: D670557
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventors: Tarek Lakhdar Hamina, Yacine Keballi, Ferahe Keballi
  • Patent number: D671281
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Stacey Lee Singer