Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Lise A. Rode
  • Patent number: 7167580
    Abstract: An image quality assurance method for identifying image defects in a plurality of imaged documents, where each imaged document includes at least one image rendition. The image renditions are analyzed to provide selected image metrics, the latter of which are compared against preselected image quality metric threshold values. An image quality flag is generated for any image rendition if at least one of the selected image metrics for that image rendition does not successfully compare against the preselected image quality metric threshold values. A record entry is created in an image quality flag file for those documents having at least one flagged image rendition, the record entry including information about the selected image metrics of the at least one flagged image rendition for that imaged document. Image defects in a plurality of imaged documents can be identified by examining the record entries in the image quality flag file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Klein, Craig F. Lapan, George E. Reasoner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7079386
    Abstract: A computer system is provided with a rack defining an interior. A computer chassis is mounted at least partially within the interior of the rack, wherein the computer chassis defines an interior. An interconnect assembly is mounted at least partially within the interior of the rack, wherein the interconnect assembly has an interconnect connector. A processor assembly is mounted at least partially within the interior of the computer chassis, and the processor assembly has a processor board and a processor connector mounted to the processor board and connected to the interconnect connector of the interconnect assembly. The processor assembly also has at least eight addressable processor segments mounted to the processor board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. Jochym, Christian E. Shenberger, Keith D. Mease, Joseph J. Scorsone
  • Patent number: 6986003
    Abstract: Multi-processor computer systems with multiple levels of cache memories are slowed down in trying to process software locks for common functions. This invention obviates the problem for the vast majority of transactions by providing an alternate procedure for handling so-called communal locks differently from ordinary software locks. The alternative procedure is not used for ordinary (non communal software lock) data and instruction transfers. The function of the CSWL (Communal SoftWare Lock) is actually accomplished at a specific cache to which an individual CSWL is mapped to, rather than sending the lock to the requesting process, which also enhances efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph E. Sipple, Wayne D. Ward
  • Patent number: 6978271
    Abstract: Mechanisms and methods for traversing trees are disclosed. A novel data structure for modeling a node that includes a unique node counter also is described. In certain embodiments of the inventions the unique node counter is a timestamp of sufficient granularity to render each timestamp in the tree unique. A node counter, in conjunction with the lineage of a specified continuation node may be used to locate an appropriate starting point within a tree in a continuation call when the specified continuation node no longer exists in the tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Philip M. Hoffman, Andrew David Milligan, Robert K. Liermann, Clark C. Kogen
  • Patent number: 6977760
    Abstract: A presentation apparatus is provided for use with a contact image sensor used for scanning the contents of a document. The presentation apparatus includes a base member adapted to be disposed above the surface of the contact image sensor, a first spring arm extending from the base member and a contact member extending vertically from the first spring arm. The first spring arm urges the contact member into contact with the surface for ensuring flat contact between the document and the surface as the document passes therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Moore, Johna Bakker, Richard Woroniec, William Basse
  • Patent number: 6978455
    Abstract: A system and method for interfacing a single host application with multiple machines to be controlled by the host application via a local area network minimizes the complexity of dealing with multiple controlled entities by utilizing a single virtual state machine manager communicating with the host application. The virtual machine manager communicates with the controlled machines via machine proxies in conjunction with a command cache state machine and a command cache, which stores previous action requests generated by the host application. A machine epoxy is created for physical controlled entity attached to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph David Borkowski, Weston Morris, Xiaozhou Ye
  • Patent number: 6970865
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improving search performance in databases organized in B Tree or B+ Tree format has an automatic determination and switching between two methods. It also searches to the end of a current leaf page even if a current value for all key parameters has been fulfilled in the search prior to reaching the end of the current leaf page. Swinging across and thus skipping leaf pages to fetch a next leaf page (trapeze fetching or swinging) is activated only either initially or where a B Tree search has resulted in a skipping of leaf pages previously in a search. User interference with the automatic selection of search type between next sequential leaf or trapeze type is not provided for and not allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Plasek, Jennifer J. Smith, Joseph M. Sandin
  • Patent number: 6934278
    Abstract: A multimedia interface circuit is used to connect multimedia signal sources such as a telephone to a network. The multimedia interface circuit has a telephone communication interface circuit for receiving the telephone signal from the telephone. A signal conditioner receives the signal from the telephone communication interface circuit and conditions it for use on the network. A phone environment simulator cooperates with the signal conditioner to add an artificially simulated phone environment to the signal. The signal is then sent by a network communication circuit to the network. Personal computers and video sources may also be connected by the multimedia interface circuit to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Champa, Daniel A. Shyti
  • Patent number: 6868442
    Abstract: Administrative requests of a distributed network application executing in a clustered computing environment comprising a plurality of nodes, wherein the application requires centralized administration via a master node, are routed from the nodes at which the requests originate to the node that is acting as the master for the distributed network application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen A. Burdeau
  • Patent number: 6822465
    Abstract: The temperature of multiple integrated circuit modules is regulated by a heat exchanger which is sequentially squeezed against, and separated from, a respective uneven contact surface on each of the modules. The heat exchanger has a face of a malleable metal that stays in a solid state and deforms while the squeezing occurs. The surface of the malleable metal has a coating of a release agent that prevents the malleable metal from sticking to the contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: James Wittman Babcock, Jerry Ihor Tustaniwskyj, Blanquita Ortega Morange
  • Patent number: 6818838
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for positioning components on a circuit board and routing traces therebetween is disclosed. The circuit board has two pairs of electrical component-receiving footprint and a plurality of traces interconnecting the footprints. The two pairs of electrical component-receiving footprints are spaced from one another in a first direction, wherein the footprints in each of the pairs are substantially aligned in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction, and wherein at least one of the footprints in one of the pairs is offset from at least one of the footprints in the other of the pairs in both the first and second directions. The plurality of traces interconnect each of the footprints includes at least one trace connecting the offset footprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. Jochym, Christian E. Shenberger, Joseph N. Closs
  • Patent number: 6809543
    Abstract: An integrated circuit chip can be thermally destroyed in a tester due to a defective pressed joint with a temperature regulating component. A method which prevents such destruction begins with the step of pressing the chip against the temperature regulating component within the tester. While the pressing step is occurring, thermal power is sent to the temperature regulating component with a magnitude that undergoes an abrupt change. Then, during a time interval that begins with the abrupt change in thermal power, a temperature change is sensed in either the temperature regulating component, or the chip. Thereafter, electrical power is applied to the chip in the tester only if the temperature change, which is sensed by the sensing step, meets a predetermined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry Ihor Tustaniwskyj, James Wittman Babcock
  • Patent number: 6802066
    Abstract: A software buffer is implemented without using notoriously slow locking mechanisms by employing a so-called atomic microprocessor operation to increment a counter tracking the total number of messages inserted into the buffer by various processes. In this manner, a unique slot is guaranteed to be assigned to each respective message to be inserted. Additionally, a count of the total number of removed messages is used to handle situations where two messages are assigned the same slot due to buffer overflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Clinton Carden, IV, Michael James Irving
  • Patent number: 6788538
    Abstract: A structure for removing heat from a packaged electronic component. The structure includes three, main elements. First, a heat sink has a pedestal with opposing ends and a plurality of fins separated by spaces and disposed on the pedestal. The heat sink dissipates heat generated by the packaged electronic component. Second, parallel rails are disposed adjacent the opposing ends of the pedestal, each rail having a catch. Third, a spring clip has (a) end hooks which engage the catches to retain the spring clip on the rails, and (b) a strut extending between the hooks, fitting into the space between adjacent fins, and including an apex which contacts substantially centrally the pedestal and applies a force pressing the heat sink toward the packaged electronic component. Thus, the heat sink is removably attached at least indirectly to the packaged electronic component. Also disclosed is a method of using the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald T. Gibbs, Grant M. Smith
  • Patent number: 6785677
    Abstract: The method of the present invention is useful in a computer system including at least one client. The program executes a method for matching a pattern string with a target string, where either string can contain single or multi-character wild cards. The method includes the steps of preprocessing the pattern string into a prefix segment, a suffix segment, and zero or more interior segments. Next, matching the prefix segment, the suffix segment, and the interior segment(s) with the target string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventor: Barry Lynn Fritchman
  • Patent number: 6785895
    Abstract: A request message for transfer across an interface is formed by a method comprising the steps of representing each of a plurality of data chunks to be stored in the message by a respective chunk object, declaring each of the chunk objects as a variable on a program stack, storing a first data chunk in a first area of the message; storing a second data chunk in a second area of the message; and employing the chunk object representing the first data chunk to locate the first data chunk in the course of loading into the first chunk an offset value representing the location of the second chunk, wherein the offset value represents an offset from a base address of the message. The method enables an overloaded deference operator to employ an offset stored in a chunk object on the program stack to locate a particular chunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventor: Malcolm Stewart Kyle
  • Patent number: 6782536
    Abstract: A method in a computer system is disclosed for discovering host-based legacy screen assets. The system has a client, a server and a host, including a repository. The method comprises the steps of creating an application object comprising a collection of the legacy screen assets; and, creating a recognition file for storing constituent elements of the legacy screen assets. After this, a first stream of data representative of the legacy screen asset is received from the host in response to a request by the client for data fields. Next, the first data stream is parsed into constituent elements and stored in the recognition file and then the constituent elements are associated with the screen assets. The constituent elements of the first data stream are appended to the recognition file for the screen assets; and, then they are associated with data names that are stored in the repository, thereby creating a specification for each of said legacy screen assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Moore, Shelby Kiyee Seid, Joseph Peter Stefaniak
  • Patent number: 6775696
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for providing communication data to an end-user. The device comprises a storage unit coupled to a transmitter. The storage unit collects the end-user's communication data from a plurality of sources. The data may be transmitted to the storage unit by the sources using either wired or wireless techniques. The transmitter sends the communication data to the end-user. The device may further comprise a converter coupled to the storage unit. The converter translates the communication data into a format useable by the end-user. The communication data may be transmitted to the end-user using either wired or wireless transmission techniques. The data sent to the end-user includes completed communications as well as those attempted but not completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Urisys Corporation
    Inventor: Frederick W. Hansen
  • Patent number: 6774921
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically saving the properties of transient controls in a general screen dialog and enabling these properties to be restored at a later time. In a typical GUI based computer program, a number of user interface objects or “controls” are presented graphically to a user on a form to allow the user to input information by interfacing these controls. The activation of the various controls on the form by a user is referred to as the screen dialog. The present invention allows a user of the computer system to save the current properties of a form's transient controls to a database, where this form can later be restored with its transient controls having the same properties as when the form was saved. A screen dialog save procedure loops through all of the controls on a form and inserts a record of each control type along with its respective property values into a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Jeffrey Tadman, Randy Alan Steuckrath, John Earl Pittaway
  • Patent number: H2187
    Abstract: An automatic speech recognizer (ASR) is used in conjunction with a gender-neutral grammar to recognize words uttered by a user of a speech application at a given state of the dialogue implemented by the speech application. An identification of the gender (i.e., male or female) of the user is then made from one or more of the recognized words based on gender-specific characteristics of the written language of the user. The identified gender is used in various ways to improve the performance of the speech application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventor: John Yuchimiuk