Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Loudermilk & Associates
  • Patent number: 8346905
    Abstract: A method for providing a report database is disclosed. A server system coordinates management activities for a plurality of localized devices. An abstraction layer references the localized devices as “locations” rather than physical equipment, which are distinct from an IP address. The server system communicates with an individual device of the plurality of localized devices via the abstraction layer to request software distribution information without requiring user initiation at the individual device. Communications between the server system and the individual device are performed using a protectable communications protocol that includes an atomic error handling capability to enable one or more transaction instructions to be reversed upon an error in one of the plurality of transaction instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Converged Data Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Kamenetsky, Timothy J. Kusumi, Adeline Pang, Scott K. Pickett, Uthayakumar Kumarasamy, Dolores Seraphina Atemasov
  • Patent number: 8247676
    Abstract: Methods for generating music are disclosed. A music data file is generated at a first node. The music data file is transmitted from the first node and received at a second node. Musical definition data that provides information regarding a data structure and data for musical parameters is extracted from the music data file at the second node. The musical definition data is processed and music is generated at the second node for playback in accordance with the data structure and the musical parameters. A modified music data file is generated at the second node and transmitted to the first node. Modified music is generated at the first node based on the modified music data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Medialab Solutions Corp.
    Inventors: Alain Georges, Voislav (“Voit”) Damevski, Peter M. Blair, Eric Laurent, Frederic Flohr, Jean-Phillipe Chevreau, Alan R. Loudermilk
  • Patent number: 8248213
    Abstract: Methods for efficiently querying and identifying multiple items on a communication channel are disclosed. The methods preferably use radio frequency identification with interrogation devices and systems that identify radio frequency identification transponders. A depth-first tree traversal protocol algorithm, including commands and symbols, preferably is used to more efficiently interrogate a plurality of transponders in a short amount of time. The communication channel may be an RFID communication channel or a wired communication channel. The time required to obtain the identification numbers of the objects may be made deterministic. The objects to be identified may be clothing, luggage, furniture, computers, parcels, vehicles, warehouse inventory, components on an assembly line or documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Etag Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman E. Moyer
  • Patent number: 8209412
    Abstract: Methods for managing localized devices providing voice/data services in a plurality of geographically diverse locations. A console system is provided to coordinate management activities for software on the plurality of localized devices. The console system communicates with an individual device of the plurality of localized devices via a protectable communications protocol to provide software configuration information to the individual device. The software configuration information provides the individual device with information sufficient to establish a direct link with a software distribution server in order to receive software data without requiring user initiation at the individual device. The protectable communications protocol includes an atomic error handling capability to enable one or more transaction instructions to be conditionally executed. Marketing feedback statistics may be collected from the plurality of localized devices sufficient to assess the response to an advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Converged Data Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Kamenetsky, Timothy J. Kusumi, Adeline Pang, Scott K. Pickett, Uthayakumar Kumarasamy
  • Patent number: 8184624
    Abstract: A system for managing voice and data communications coupled to a wide area telecommunications network. Video data is coupled between the system and a video unit under control of a processor. Audio data is coupled between the system and a microphone unit under control of the processor. The audio data are coupled to a TDM bus in the system operating under control of the processor. The video and audio data are coupled to a digital transmission link of the wide area telecommunications network. A user participates in a video call with the video data, while concurrently the user participates in a telephone call with the audio data. Voice communications of the telephone call that stay in a circuit-switched form are provided via the TDM bus. The video call and the telephone call provide a conference call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Converged Data Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Edward T. Nelson, Scott K. Pickett
  • Patent number: 8159666
    Abstract: Methods in a spectral measurement apparatus are disclosed. Light is received with a plurality of sensors. Each sensor generates an output signal having a frequency proportional to an intensity of light received by the sensor. First, second and third signals are generated each having a frequency proportional to an intensity of light received by a sensor of a wavelength or spectral band. A spectral characteristic of the received light is determined based on at least the first, second and third signals, which are are coupled to a processing element and input in parallel. The spectral characteristic is determined based on measuring a frequency or period of the at least first, second and third signals. Spectral data based on the determined spectral characteristic is generated by the processing element and displayed on a display device for perception by a viewer or transmitted to a data interface for transmission to an electronic device external to the spectral measurement apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: JJL Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Wayne D. Jung, Russell W. Jung, Alan R. Loudermilk
  • Patent number: 8153878
    Abstract: A method of providing a file structure for use in a music playback device is disclosed. A slotted structure is provided that has a header portion that precedes a plurality of slot portions. The header portion includes a set of parameter locations indicating one or more of the following: header length, checksum, file type, file version, and number of slots. A first slot portion includes a set of parameter locations indicating one or more of the following: slot type, name length, name, data length, and data. A second slot portion includes a set of parameter locations indicating one or more of the following: slot type, name length, name, data length, and data. The first slot data parameter location contains audio waveform data, and slots can be added and removed via firmware/operating system without affecting the other slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Medialab Solutions, Corp.
    Inventors: Jean-Phillipe Chevreau, Alain Georges
  • Patent number: 8144729
    Abstract: Systems and methods by which voice/data communications may occur in multiple modes/protocols are disclosed. In particular, systems and methods are provided for multiple native mode/protocol voice and data transmissions and receptions with a computing system having a multi-bus structure, including, for example, a TDM bus and a packet bus, and multi-protocol framing engines. Such systems preferably include subsystem functions such as PBX, voice mail and other telephony functions, LAN hub and data router. In preferred embodiments, a TDM bus and a packet bus are intelligently bridged and managed, thereby enabling such multiple mode/protocol voice and data transmissions to be intelligently managed and controlled with a single, integrated system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Converged Data Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott K. Pickett
  • Patent number: 8056031
    Abstract: Improved contact devices and methods for producing contact devices and using such contact devices to produce electronic devices are disclosed. A contact device having a plurality of nominally coplanar first contact elements makes electrical contact with corresponding nominally coplanar second contact elements of an electronic device such an integrated circuit or liquid crystal or other display when the contact device and the electronic device are positioned so that the plane of the first contact elements is substantially parallel to the plane of the second contact elements and relative displacement of the devices is effected in a direction substantially perpendicular to the plane of the first contact elements and the plane of the second contact elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Microconnect Corp.
    Inventors: J. Lynn Saunders, Alan R. Loudermilk
  • Patent number: 7990954
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring, making, managing and controlling telephone communications with a computer call assistant with an integrated voice/data communications system are disclosed. A call assistant computer application preferably runs on a personal computer (“PC”) coupled to the integrated system over a packet bus. The call assistant exchanges control and/or status packets with the integrated system preferably over a packet bus. The call assistant enables the user to make, receive and control telephone calls, monitor the status of the user's extension, voice mail, etc., and preferably operates with integrated systems capable of transmitting and receiving voice and data in multiple modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Converged Data Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Kamenetsky, Lois M. Okino
  • Patent number: 7943842
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating, modifying, interacting with and playing music are provided, particularly systems and methods employing a top-down process, where the user is provided with a musical composition that may be modified and interacted with and played and/or stored (for later play). The system preferably is provided in a handheld form factor (860), and a graphical display is provided to display status information, graphical representations of musical lanes or components which preferably vary in shape as musical parameters and the like are changed for particular instruments or musical components such as a microphone input (845) or audio samples. In addition, the present invention makes use of node-based music generation as part of a system and method to broadcast and receive music data files, which are then used to generate and play music.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Media Lab Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Georges, Voislav (“Voit”) Damevski, Peter M. Blair, Eric Laurent, Frederic Flohr, Jean-Phillipe Chevreau, Alan R. Loudermilk
  • Patent number: 7928310
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating, modifying, interacting with and playing music are provided, particularly systems and methods employing a top-down process, where the user is provided with a musical composition that may be modified and interacted with and played and/or stored (for later play). The system preferably is provided in a handheld form factor, and a graphical display is provided to display status information, graphical representations of musical lanes or components which preferably vary in shape as musical parameters and the like are changed for particular instruments or musical components such as a microphone input or audio samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: MediaLab Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Georges, Voislav Damevski, Peter M. Blair, Christian Laffitte, Yves Wenzinger
  • Patent number: 7916001
    Abstract: Systems and methods for efficiently querying and identifying multiple items on a communication channel are disclosed. The invention is well suited to use with radio frequency identification with interrogation devices and systems that identify radio frequency identification transponders. A depth-first tree traversal protocol algorithm, including commands and symbols, is used to more efficiently interrogate a plurality of transponders in a short amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Etag Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Hulvey
  • Patent number: 7908352
    Abstract: A communications system provides voice or data services in a plurality of geographically diverse sites. A plurality of localized devices provide portions of voice or data services at each site. The localized devices are managed with a console system. The console system coordinates management activities for the plurality of localized devices. A protectable communications protocol is utilized for communications between the console system and the plurality of localized devices. The console system communicates with an individual device of the plurality of localized devices via the protectable communications protocol to provide software distribution instructions to the individual device. The software distribution instructions provide the individual device with information sufficient to establish a direct link with a software distribution server in order to receive software distribution data without user intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Converged Data Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Kamenetsky, Timothy J. Kusumi, Adeline Pang, Scott K. Pickett, Uthayakumar Kumarasamy
  • Patent number: 7869424
    Abstract: Integrated communications systems having a scalable or upgradable TDM switch fabric (i.e., e.g., TDM-controlling switch/MUX) are disclosed. At a first point in time a system is first sold, installed and utilized with a first TDM capacity, using a first TDM switch/MUX controlling a first set of TDM streams operating at a first frequency. A first set of line and other cards (e.g., DSP resources) are provided to provide or receive the first set of TDM streams. At a second point in time the system is upgraded by installation of a second TDM switch/MUX; the second TDM switch MUX controls the first set of TDM streams operating at the first frequency and also controls a second set of TDM streams operating at second frequency, which is a frequency different and preferably higher as compared to the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Converged Data Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Delveaux, Michael J. Omodt, William D. Strauss
  • Patent number: 7847178
    Abstract: A digital multi-media device provides features for a user unskilled in musical arts or sound handling techniques that provides automatic musical score composition in accordance with contained composition instructions. Stored sound samples and interfaces for obtaining external signals provide signals for merger with visual and sound presentations to obtain altered presentations either time shifted or in real time. In this fashion the user can create simulated radio stations for playback of prearranged and composed audio material. Further, the automatically composed musical score may be mixed with synthesized, digitized signals from the stored sound samples and external signals obtained through the device interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Medialab Solutions Corp.
    Inventor: Alain Georges
  • Patent number: 7807916
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating, modifying, interacting with and playing music are provided, particularly systems and methods employing a top-down process, where the user is provided with a musical composition that may be modified and interacted with and played and/or stored (for later play). The system preferably is provided in a handheld form factor, and a graphical display is provided to display status information, graphical representations of musical lanes or components which preferably vary in shape as musical parameters and the like are changed for particular instruments or musical components such as a microphone input or audio samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Medialab Solutions Corp.
    Inventor: Alain Georges
  • Patent number: 7785103
    Abstract: A method for outputting a closest match of a plurality of electronically stored shade guide values of a dental shade guide system is disclosed. A protective tip including a hole for couples light from a probe to a measurement spot on a dental object. The probe is in proximity to a reference standard and a calibration/normalization measurement of the reference standard is taken. Light returned from the dental object is measured with an optical sensor. A first frequency proportional to an intensity of a first wavelength/spectral band of light is determined, a second frequency proportional to an intensity of a second wavelength/spectral band is determined, and a third frequency proportional to an intensity of a third wavelength/spectral band of light is determined. A closest match is selected of a plurality of electronically stored shade guide values of one or more dental shade guide systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: JJL Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Wayne D. Jung, Russell W. Jung, Alan R. Loudermilk
  • Patent number: 7737823
    Abstract: Systems and methods for efficiently querying and identifying multiple items on a communication channel are disclosed. The inventions preferably uses radio frequency identification with interrogation devices and systems that identify radio frequency identification transponders. A depth-first tree traversal protocol algorithm, including commands and symbols, is used to more efficiently interrogate a plurality of transponders in a short amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: E-Tag Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman E. Moyer
  • Patent number: RE43340
    Abstract: An Ethernet Optical Area Network (EOAN) system, and methods for implementing and using such an EOAN system, are disclosed. The EOAN system may be used to improve the speed and reliability of data communications networks for small to medium-sized companies in metropolitan area networks. The EOAN system provides end-to-end Ethernet protocol, enabling professionals to have high-speed data communications in real time. The EOAN system may be generally utilized for improving data communications between branch offices, home offices, campuses, and remote sites for a wide variety of industries. The present invention preferably includes a fiber optic ring, Network Operation Center (NOC), NOC architecture components, existing client equipment, and one or more Free Space Optic (FSO) devices, microwave communication technology, and/or data switching platforms to implement high-speed Ethernet-based connections such as within a specified metropolitan area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: 511 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Heinz, Christopher Scheper, David Leary