Patents Represented by Attorney Marger Johnson & McCollom, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8271785
    Abstract: Users provide their standard username and password and are authenticated to the system. The system then determines from an object set, such as a container hierarchy, whether the user should have special administrative privileges for any of the resources on the machine to which they are logging in. These administrative privileges can be determined from configurable sets of pre-existing relationships between the user and resources on the system, stored within the object set. If the user is an administrator, then the system sets the UID number for that user to the UID number for administrator users. The system can even be configured to set the administrative UID to be the UID for the super-user “root” (typically, zero). If the user has no administrative privileges, the system sets the UID number for that user to the user's standard UID number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Y. Danoyan, Scott A. Isaacson
  • Patent number: 8268136
    Abstract: Axially fed fluid is sheared during long residence time in a radial workspace between counter-rotating coaxial disk-shaped centrifugal impellers. Gases evolve in the fractal turbulence of a shear layer, which is forced between laminar boundary layers, and an axial suction pump axially extracts evolved noncondensables and volatiles through cores of radial vortices in the shear layer. Cavitation due to shear between the impellers kills pathogens by shock waves, microjets, OH radicals, and nearby UV light pulses. Oppositely charged electrodes bounding the workspace cause electroporesis and electrohydraulic cavitation. The electrodes are counter-rotating ridged armatures of disk dynamos, forming a dynamic capacitor having audio frequency pulsed electric fields. Electrode erosion by arcing is prevented by shear between the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: McCutchen, Co.
    Inventors: Wilmot H. McCutchen, David J. McCutchen
  • Patent number: 8269409
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a process of mixing a luminous substance in powder form to a transferable grade molding compound in a pelletized or powder form, such as a clear epoxy, to derive a homogeneous mixture that can be pressed and sintered into solid pellets. The solid pellets are further processed so as to permit their deposition on and around a light emitting semiconductor driver so as to obtain a white light emitting semiconductor device. This white light emitting device can be used in a variety of lighting applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Microsemi Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen G. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8270641
    Abstract: I describe and claim a multiple audio signal presentation system and method. The multiple audio signal presentation system includes a presentation system to present a plurality of audio signals, and a controller to manipulate one or more of the audio signals, where the audio signals, when concurrently presented by the presentation system, are audibly differentiable responsive to the manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Pixelworks, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Y. Greenberg
  • Patent number: 8266676
    Abstract: A client platform can be verified prior to being granted access to a resource or service on a network by validating individual hardware and software components of the client platform. Digests are generated for the components of the client platform. The digests can be collected into an integrity report. An authenticator entity receives the integrity report and compares the digests with digests stored in either a local signature database, a global signature database in an integrity authority, or both. Alternatively, the digests can be collected and stored on a portable digest-collector dongle. Once digests are either validated or invalidated, an overall integrity/trust score can be generated. She overall integrity/trust score can be used to determine whether the client platform should be granted access to the resource on the network using a policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Parasu Hardjono, David Maurits Bleckmann, William Wyatt Starnes, Bradley Douglas Andersen
  • Patent number: 8257736
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a drug-transfer device includes forming a package having a first component retaining multiple volumes of a drug and a second component retaining an agent. The first component and the second component are integrally formed together. The agent is configured to suppress a physiological effect of the drug when the agent contacts the drug or is coadministered with the drug. The method allows exterior surfaces of the first and second components to be cleanable (e.g., prior to final assembly). After such cleaning, either no or substantially no amount of drug and agent is present outside the package. According to some embodiments, the package may be fabricated such that either no or substantially no amount of the drug is present within the second component and such that either no or substantially no amount of the agent is present within the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Philipp Helmut Schmaelzle, Scott Albert Uhland
  • Patent number: 8253267
    Abstract: An exhaust energy recovery and electrical generation system includes a conduit having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the conduit is configured to receive a gas flow transmitted by a gas flow channel of a gas flow source and wherein the conduit is configured to transmit the received gas flow from the first end thereof toward the second end thereof. A first blade assembly is coupled to the conduit, wherein the first blade assembly is configured to be moved when the received gas flow is transmitted from the first end of the conduit; and an electrical generator coupled to the first blade assembly to generate electricity when the first blade assembly moves. A cross-sectional area of the first end of the conduit may be less than a cross-sectional area of the gas flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey Ryan Gilbert
  • Patent number: 8231309
    Abstract: A pier bracket comprises a metal bar having a plurality of bolt holes formed through a top half of the metal bar and a plurality of opposingly faced barbs extending from planar side surfaces in a lower half of the metal bar. The barbs are configured to provide asymmetrical resistance force to movement of the pier bracket when received within an aperture formed in a concrete pier or footing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Willamette Graystone, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald W. Jones, Brian W. Jones
  • Patent number: 8234170
    Abstract: A machine-controlled method can include estimating expected conversion rates for ads by applying an estimated conversion rate statistical model to each ad, estimating an expected AOV for each ad by applying an estimated AOV statistical model to each ad, applying an inference algorithm, and determining auction bids based on the estimated expected conversion rate and the estimated expected AOV for the ads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Webtrends, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Kassakian, Matthew Esch
  • Patent number: 8234362
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for tracking and reporting traffic activity on a web site whereby cookie data is compiled at the visitor computer using cookie processing script embedded within the web page downloaded over the Internet and operable on the visitor computer. Data mining code within the downloaded web page is operable on the visitor computer to obtain web browsing data. The cookie processing script operates in consideration of this web browsing data and an old cookie previously stored on the visitor computer and associated with the visited web page to obtain new cookie values. These new cookie values are then stored on the visitor computer and also attached to an image request sent to a data collection server where they are processed and posted for viewing by the web page owner. As cookie processing and writing occurs completely within the visitor computer, cookie-blocking technologies are circumvented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Webtrends, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Lu, Xavier Le Hericy, Elijahu Shapira
  • Patent number: 8234148
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for tracking and reporting electronic commerce activity over a web site that is stored on a first server coupled to a wide area network. The web page is programmed to include data fields reflecting commerce transaction activity and data mining code. The web page is uploaded to a visitor computer responsive to a request over the wide area network from the visitor computer. Commerce information is accepted within the data fields of the web page at the visitor computer to form a completed web page. The data mining code is operated on the visitor computer to obtain technical and commercial data and sent to a second server on the wide area network for logging and analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Webtrends, Inc.
    Inventors: Elijahu Shapira, Victor Lu
  • Patent number: 8229909
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method can include building a multi-dimensional contextual model, receiving search terms from a user, performing a search based on the search terms and the multi-dimensional contextual model, generating search results based on the search, and visually displaying the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Anping Wang, Tim Richardson, Do Joon Ra, David Chen
  • Patent number: 8229984
    Abstract: A computer system is used to create an application. A multi-platform application intended for two or more target platforms is created using an authoring environment. The application is converted into a multi-platform master application template by creating an application representation and creating associated metadata that define at least one allowable modification that may be made to the application representation. For each target platform, an application is created from the multi-platform master application template suitable for the target platform, and the application and multi-platform master application template are submitted to a certification body for certification on the target platform. The certification process affirms that the application, with any modification to the application specified by the multi-platform master application template metadata, meets all requirements for certification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Ensequence, Inc.
    Inventors: Aslam Khader, Jeffrey Todd Harper, Halstead Winship York
  • Patent number: 8218187
    Abstract: Recognizing a language format of an input data stream including reading a next data sample of the input data stream in a current state, selecting a next state in response to the next data sample, transitioning to the next state and repeatedly reading the next data sample and selecting the next state until the next state is an end state, and identifying the language format in response to the current state when the next state is an end state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch
  • Patent number: 8203020
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of isolating shikimic acid from a plant. First, a plant is provided. Next, the plant is grown in the absence of glyphosate for a first time period. The plant is then treated with glyphosate for a second time period. This second time period is sufficient for the glyphosate to increase the amount of shikimic acid in the plant. The plant with increased amounts of shikimic acid is then harvested and the shikimic acid is isolated from the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Kim A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8194721
    Abstract: An integrated circuit 2 includes a serial data transmitter 12 and a serial data receiver 14. A signal amplitude distorting circuit 30 is provided to introduce distortion in the amplitude of a serial data signal generated by the serial data transmitter 12 and looped back to the serial data receiver 14 so as to stress test the serial data receiver 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Integrated Device Technology, inc
    Inventors: Carl Thomas Gray, Jason Thurston
  • Patent number: 8195794
    Abstract: A system, method and storage medium embodying computer-readable code for analyzing traffic data in a distributed computing environment are described. The distributed computing environment includes a plurality of interconnected systems operatively coupled to a server, a source of traffic data hits and one or more results tables categorized by an associated data type. Each results table includes a plurality of records. The server is configured to exchange data packets with each interconnected system. Each traffic data hit corresponds to a data packet exchanged between the server and one such interconnected system. Each traffic data hit is collected from the traffic data hits source as access information into one such record in at least one results table according to the data type associated with the one such results table. Each of the records in the results table corresponds to a different type of access information for the data type associated with the results table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Webtrends, Inc.
    Inventors: William Glen Boyd, Elijahu Shapira
  • Patent number: 8186846
    Abstract: A multipurpose lighting device comprises a module including a first light source for a flashlight function and a second light source for a lantern or omnidirectional glow stick function. A button on the module is operative to selectively alternating between the first and second light sources. An elongate housing is coupled to the second light source so that the second light source illuminates along the length of the housing. Finally, a whistle portion is formed on one end of the elongate housing so that the multipurpose device includes flashlight, glow stick, and whistle functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Life+Gear, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Bertken
  • Patent number: D662016
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventors: Stewart V.D. Worthington, Jake A. Fromer
  • Patent number: D667137
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Weekly Bros. Inc.
    Inventors: Todd O. Weekly, Nicholas O. Weekly