Patents Represented by Attorney Marger Johnson & McCollom, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8344854
    Abstract: An inter-office communication management system can include an inter-office communication item such as an inter-office mail envelope or routing slip. The inter-office communication item can be a transient document. An inter-office communication identifier placement module can affix an inter-office communication identifier to the first inter-office communication label. The inter-office communication label can be attached to the inter-office communication item. An inter-office communication tracking module can be used to track the inter-office communication item based on the inter-office communication identifier affixed to the inter-office communication label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventor: Eric J. Shrader
  • Patent number: 8344032
    Abstract: A composition including a plurality of active ingredients. A first active ingredient of the active ingredients is pyruvate. For each other active ingredient, an amount of that active ingredient is proportionally less than an amount of the first active ingredient. The composition can affect ATP and Krebs efficiency when ingested by an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Kevin Meehan
  • Patent number: 8335950
    Abstract: A test and measurement instrument including an input configured to receive a signal and output digitized data; a memory configured to store reference digitized data including a reference sequence; a pattern detector configured to detect the reference sequence in the digitized data and generate a synchronization signal in response; a memory controller configured to cause the memory to output the reference digitized data in response to the synchronization signal; and a comparator configured to compare the reference digitized data output from the memory to the digitized data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventor: Que Thuy Tran
  • Patent number: 8325811
    Abstract: We describe a motion compensated frame interpolation apparatus and method that includes a motion vector interpolation module for an object and uncovered area to generate information for motion vectors that cross interpolated pixels in object and/or uncovered areas. A motion vector interpolation module for a covered area generates information for motion vectors that cross interpolated pixels in covered areas. A motion vector counter records a number of motion vectors that cross an interpolated pixel. A buffer for motion vector interpolation buffers the information for motion vectors that cross interpolated pixels in the object and/or uncovered areas and the covered areas. And a video data interpolation module generates video data of the interpolated pixels in object and/or uncovered areas and the covered areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Pixelworks, Inc.
    Inventor: Yanxin Li
  • Patent number: 8320316
    Abstract: A method for accelerating network accessing of a terminal in a wireless communication system, comprises: a wireless terminal receiving system parameter information, and after obtaining system information of a base station identifier (BS ID) and a network access provider identifier (NAP ID), immediately judging validity of the NAP ID, or validity of both the NAP ID and the BS ID; if a result of the judgment is “valid”, the terminal proceeding to a subsequent procedure of the network discovery and selection according to information stored in the terminal, otherwise, carrying out a new procedure of network discovery and selection. The method avoids continuing to perform processes such as message receiving and decoding in the case that a NAP ID or a BS ID is invalid according to a procedure in the current protocol, thereby increasing the speed of network accessing of a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Jianquan Song, Li Chu, Ling Xu, Ning Wang, Zheng Huang
  • Patent number: 8313209
    Abstract: A multi-power source is described that provides power through a single source—e.g. rechargeable batteries—whose charge is maintained through four or more different power sources. Examples of such power sources are taken from a group consisting of disposable batteries, mechanical energy as developed through a crank, solar power, an external DC source such as provided through a car battery connection, and an external AC input as from an in-wall outlet. The power source is used to power an emergency multifunction tool, such as a modular light source having a flashlight, lantern, siren, flasher, and radio functions powered from the multi-power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Life+Gear, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Connor, Dennis Bertken
  • Patent number: 8311754
    Abstract: Methods and mechanisms for processing a plurality of electrical parameters of a common alternating current service that supplies power for multiple electrical devices. In an embodiment, an instance data structure is identified based on a data set which is generated from samples of an alternating current service, the instance data structure corresponding to an on-off cycle of an electrical device. Based on the instance data structure, a contribution by the on-off cycle is subtracted from the data set to determine a residual data set. In another embodiment, the residual data set is processed to determine whether the residual data set includes a contribution by an on-off cycle of another electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Home Comfort Zones
    Inventor: Harold Gene Alles
  • Patent number: 8307020
    Abstract: A computer system is used to distribute an application using a data resource. An application using a data resource is created using an authoring environment. The application is converted into a certified master application template. The certified master application template is used to create a certified application and certified data resource. The certified application and certified data resource are distributed. During the distribution of the application, the certified master application template is modified and a new certified data resource is created. The new certified data resource is distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ensequence, Inc.
    Inventors: Aslam Khader, Jeffrey Todd Harper, Halstead Winship York
  • Patent number: 8301622
    Abstract: An identity analysis and correlation service system can include a summary manager service for generating identity correlation summaries pertaining to a persona, wherein the generated identity correlation summaries are based on discovered content corresponding to the persona and analyzed content corresponding to the discovered content. The system can include a content search manager service for generating the discovered content based on search criteria and a semantic analysis service for generating the analyzed content. The system can also include a data store for storing the generated identity correlation summaries and a notification service for providing a notification based on the generated identity correlation summaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventors: Tammy Green, Stephen R. Carter, Scott Alan Isaacson
  • Patent number: 8293213
    Abstract: A method and system for affecting a thrombus after ischemic stroke. The method may include injecting a plurality of magnetic particles into a bloodstream and moving or distorting a thrombus formed or lodged in the bloodstream using a magnetic force to manipulate the magnetic particles. The method may include conjugating ferromagnetic particles, paramagnetic particles, or superparamagnetic particles to a thrombus-specific attachment agent such as an anti-fibrin antibody, and injecting the conjugated particles into the bloodstream. Thereafter, the thrombus may be agitated, broken apart, or dissolved using a magnetic field to exert a magnetic force on the conjugated particles. The method may also include injecting a thrombolytic agent into the bloodstream to interact with and further dissolve the thrombus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: David Eric Schwartz, Scott A. Elrod, Richard H. Bruce, Daniel L. Larner
  • Patent number: 8296297
    Abstract: A content analysis and correlation service system can include a summary manager service for generating content correlation summaries, wherein the generated content correlation summaries are based on discovered content and analyzed content based on the discovered content. The system can include a content search manager service for generating the discovered content based on search criteria and correlation criteria and a semantic analysis service for generating the analyzed content based on the discovered content. The system can also include a data store for storing the generated content correlation summaries and a notification service for providing notifications based on the generated content correlation summaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventors: Tammy Green, Stephen R. Carter, Scott Alan Isaacson
  • Patent number: 8287052
    Abstract: A wheel hub includes a barrel, a flange extending radially away from the barrel and a connection member connecting the flange to the barrel. The barrel includes an outboard bearing bore and an inboard bearing bore. The flange at least partially overlaps the inboard bearing bore along a radial direction perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the barrel. The connection member includes an outboard side facing toward the outboard bearing bore and defining outboard ribs and outboard recesses alternately disposed around the circumference of the barrel. Each outboard recess is interposed between the flange and the barrel along the radial direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Kic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Omar J. Fakhoury, Joseph A. Brotherton
  • Patent number: 8283566
    Abstract: A method of forming an interconnect substrate includes providing at least two unit cells, arranging the unit cells to form a desired circuit pattern, and joining the unit cells to form the interconnect substrate having the desired circuit pattern. A circuit substrate, has a desired circuit pattern on a substrate, the substrate made up of at least two unit cells having conductive lines electrically connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: JengPing Lu, Eugene M. Chow
  • Patent number: 8283655
    Abstract: In layered structures, channel regions and light-interactive regions can include the same semiconductive polymer material, such as with an organic polymer. A light-interactive region can be in charge-flow contact with a contacting electrode region, and a channel region can, when conductive, provide an electrical connection between the contacting electrode region and other circuitry. For example, free charge carriers can be generated in the light-interactive region, resulting in a capacitively stored signal level; the signal level can be read out to other circuitry by turning on a transistor that includes the channel region. In an array of photosensing cells with organic thin film transistors, an opaque insulating material can be patterned to cover a data line and channel regions of cells along the line, but not extend entirely over the cells' light-interactive regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael L. Chabinyc, Tse Nga Ng
  • Patent number: 8282193
    Abstract: A method of printing executes a software instruction using a print system controller to measure a vertical position of each row of an array of jets, having at least one offset subset of the array offset in a movement direction, adjusts timing of firing intervals for the offset subset such that the offset subset fire after a longer interval than other jets, and fires jets other than the offset subset at a predetermined firing interval. A print head has an array of transducers, an ink chamber to store ink arranged adjacent the array of transducers, and an array of jets arranged adjacent the ink chamber such that when selected ones of the array of transducers are activated, ink from the chamber exits a jet corresponding to the selected ones of the transducers, the array of jets having at least one subset of the array offset in a vertical direction relative to the other jets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John Milton Brookfield, Jaclyn Nha Danh, Kenneth Ralph Chamberlain, Russell Watt
  • Patent number: 8282097
    Abstract: A transport system for cut sheet media has a first and second cylinder to form a nip, a support subsystem to transport edges of cut sheets having at least one image into and out of the nip, and an array of contact points on each cylinder to make contact with the cut sheets without marking the image. A wheel for a print medium transport system has an outer rim having a series of contact points, an inner hub supporting a means to accommodate a drive shaft, and an internal spring connecting the outer rim to the inner hub. A method of transporting cut sheets in a printing system forms a nip between at least one pair of cylinders, each cylinder having an array of contact points, guides a first edge of a cut sheet into the nip, and uses the arrays of contact points to transport the cut sheets through one of either a fusing or drying process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: David K. Biegelsen, David G. Duff, Erik L. Swartz, Ashish V. Pattekar
  • Patent number: 8277705
    Abstract: A method for restoring a damaged rail seat located on a concrete rail tie. The method comprises applying a polymeric material comprising a poly(urethane-urea) material to the damaged rail seat located on the concrete rail tie; and restoring the damaged rail seat by curing the polymeric material under ambient temperature and pressure conditions. The polymeric material is substantially sag resistant and maintains its shape without substantial runoff from the concrete rail tie during the restoring of the damage rail seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Willamette Valley Company
    Inventors: Craig B. Stolarczyk, Robert M. Loomis, Paul D. Rogers, Omar Tiba
  • Patent number: 8275561
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for evaluating a plurality of electrical devices variously powered by a common alternating current service. In an embodiment, a set of transition reports are processed to determine a cluster of transition reports including on-transition reports for an electrical device. In another embodiment, a data structure is created based on such an identified cluster, the data structure characterizing a first device of the plurality of electrical devices. The data structure is provided in one embodiment for an automatic determining of whether a first transition report subsequent to the set of transition reports corresponds to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Home Comfort Zones, Inc.
    Inventor: Harold Gene Alles
  • Patent number: D670013
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Life+Gear, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Bertken
  • Patent number: D670014
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Life+Gear, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Bertken