Patents Represented by Attorney Marger Johnson & McCollom, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8186512
    Abstract: Low waste packaging for use with a consumer product includes a planar tag element of a generally rectangular configuration having front and back planar surfaces upon which advertising indicia may be printed and a cut-out into which a portion of the consumer product is received. The packaging includes first and second semi-annular ring portions that may be assembled around the consumer product when received within the cut-out and affixed to each other through the planar tag element. The method for packaging a consumer product includes receiving the consumer product within a cutout formed in a lower portion of a planar tag element; and assembling two halves of a retaining member about an upper shank of the consumer product so that annular portions of the retaining members contact the consumer product and laterally extensive tags of the retaining members sandwich the tag therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Life+Gear, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Bertken
  • Patent number: 8185996
    Abstract: A system for removing ink from a substrate. The system includes an ink separator configured to separate the ink from the substrate; and a substrate conveyor configured to provide the substrate to the ink separator. Accordingly, the ink can be removed from the substrate such that the substrate can be re-used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventor: Eric J. Shrader
  • Patent number: 8176113
    Abstract: A rich media file is a self-contained file, including both the information to be viewed by a user and the viewer that displays the information to the user. The information can be formatted however the client likes: for example, the information can be split across several pages, and can include text and still and animated images. There can also be web links to pages on a network, and e-mail forms to simplify sending an e-mail message to the client. The rich media file can include viewing limitations, so that only the proper password can unlock the file, or that the rich media file will automatically expire after a specified condition occurs. The rich media file also assists the user in obtaining the latest version of the rich media file, by offering to retrieve a newer version for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Marger Johnson & McCollom, P.C.
    Inventors: Robert M. Caruso, Konstantin J. Balashov
  • Patent number: 8176425
    Abstract: A simple display of items from a list, which changes in synchrony with the corresponding video display, and permits simple navigation under user control. The display includes three control objects positioned below a video frame window on a display screen. A middle displayed object is located in a focus position and corresponds to the video segment currently being played in the video window. When play of the segment is complete, the object located to the right of the focus position moves and displaces the middle displayed object, most recently displayed within the focus position, to indicate a forward progression within the viewed video sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Ensequence, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Wallace, Troy Steven Acott, Larry Alan Westerman, Carl Johnson
  • Patent number: 8143791
    Abstract: A control system for a light-emitting device may include test circuitry, photodetectors, and process circuitry. The test circuitry is configured to sequentially drive individual groups of light-emitting elements in a light-emitting device during a test sequence. Each group of light-emitting elements includes one or more light-emitting elements. The photodetectors are configured to detect an intensity of light present at a plurality of locations of the light-emitting device during the test sequence and generate a detection signal corresponding to the detected intensity of light. The process circuitry is configured to process the detection signals and transmit an adjustment signal based on the processing. The light-emitting elements may then be driven such that at least one characteristic of light emitted by all of the plurality of light-emitting elements is substantially the same at each of the plurality of locations of the light-mixing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventor: Patrick Yasuo Maeda
  • Patent number: 8139588
    Abstract: A router includes a management module and a routing module. The routing module can be used to route data around a network. The management module can be used to manage the operation of the routing module, including generating an integrity report for the router, which can be used to generate a trust report for the router. The trust report can include an integrity/trust score for the router. The management module can control the routing module via a secure control interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Parasu Hardjono, David Maurits Bleckmann, William Wyatt Starnes, Bradley Douglas Andersen
  • Patent number: 8133452
    Abstract: A biochip package allowing biochips optimized for high-volume production to be compatible with general-purpose devices and a biochip packaging substrate of the biochip package are provided. The biochip package can include a biochip having a probe array mounted thereon and a biochip packaging substrate on which the biochip is mounted and which has a through cavity exposing a rear surface of the biochip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: June-Young Lee, Dong-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 8135325
    Abstract: A flash lamp including an integrated plurality of pixels. Each pixel includes a transparent first electrode; a cell including a gas coupled to the transparent first electrode; and a second electrode having a non-uniform surface coupled to the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventor: David K. Biegelsen
  • Patent number: 8128300
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hand-held photochromic marking implement including a photochromic colorant and solid phase colorant carrier which can be used in direct-to-media marking and a method of forming same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Kugel, Jeffrey Banning
  • Patent number: 8128216
    Abstract: A printing device has an image receptor adapted to have an image formed thereon. The printing device also includes a transfer roller and a motor. A transfer roller load mechanism moves the transfer roller into contact with the image receptor in response to the motor output. A controller manipulates the motor in conjunction with a feedback signal from a load detector and regulates the load of the transfer roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Jones, David L. Knierim, David D. Martenson
  • Patent number: 8131861
    Abstract: Web traffic reporting methods that rely upon third-party cookies suffer in accuracy when those tracking cookies are frequently refused by web users or deleted once they have been accepted. The invention described herein circumvents this problem by employing first-party cookies instead. This is accomplished by a client-side script that maintains the first-party cookie (as placed by the web site in question) and sends a site-maintained visitor ID to a tracking service for analysis. The effect is to improve the accuracy of traffic statistics that rely on that cookie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Webtrends, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Butler, John Teddy, Martin Waugh
  • Patent number: 8127007
    Abstract: Systems and methods of tracking activity over networks and, in particular, tracking web activity over the Internet are described. Exemplary systems and methods may include a receiver for receiving a request from a visitor for a data object, a processor for providing a cookie to track the visitor's web activity, and a transmitter for transmitting the cookie to the visitor in response to the request. The cookie may comprise tracking information for a plurality of web sites visited by the visitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Webtrends, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Bard Hanson, Martin Waugh
  • Patent number: 8126994
    Abstract: A computer system is described in which the execution environment of the system is distributed between a server execution environment and a client execution environment of a client apparatus. Client components executed within the client execution environment are selected to be a primary client component in dependence on a property of an instance of program execution in the client execution environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: ITI Scotland Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Richards
  • Patent number: 8122629
    Abstract: A collapsible sign comprising a pivotal sign carrying member, an upright member hingedly attached to the pivotal sign carrying member, and a foldable support member adapted to stabilize the upright member and the pivotal sign carrying member. The pivotal sign carrying member may be adapted to lock into a substantially perpendicular arrangement with the upright member, or fold into a substantially parallel arrangement with the upright member. A flexible membrane may be rolled around the pivotal sign carrying member. Further, the collapsible sign may include a foldable support having an asymmetric arrangement of legs attached to the upright member. Alternatively, the collapsible sign may include a support member comprising a base member in a perpendicular arrangement with the upright member, and including penetration means for stabilizing the upright member and the sign carrying member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: John Cowgill
  • Patent number: 8118420
    Abstract: A method of leveling ink that is printed on a substrate includes establishing a thermal gradient across a thickness of the substrate, the thermal gradient characterized in that it is less than a viscosity threshold temperature of the ink across most of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Ashish V. Pattekar, Lars Erik Swartz, David K. Biegelsen, Armin R. Volkel, Gregory J. Kovacs
  • Patent number: 8120232
    Abstract: A device has a substrate, a piezo polymer layer arranged adjacent the substrate, a first electrode in contact with a first side of the layer, and a second electrode arranged adjacent the first electrode, such that when the piezo layer flexes, the first and second electrodes are arranged to detect one of a change in voltage or resistance, wherein at least one of the piezo polymer layer or the electrodes are deposited by printing. A method including depositing a spacer layer onto a substrate, depositing a piezo polymer layer onto the substrate, patterning an array of first electrodes in contact with the piezo polymer layer, and patterning an array of second electrodes adjacent the array of first electrodes, wherein depositing includes one of printing and laminating and pattering includes one of printing and etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Jurgen H. Daniel, Ana C. Arias, Robert A. Street
  • Patent number: 8121199
    Abstract: We describe a method for reducing the block effect in video file compression including inspecting an image in a row and column direction, calculating an intensity vector of the block effect responsive to the inspecting, obtaining distribution data for the block effect responsive to the intensity vector, determining position information of the block effect responsive to the distribution data, and filtering the image responsive to the intensity vector and the position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Pixelworks, Inc.
    Inventor: Qinghai Wang
  • Patent number: D658047
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Breffo USA LLC
    Inventor: Breffni Patrick Mathews
  • Patent number: D658165
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Futuristic Audio Design Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Falco Freeman
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    Patent number: D659768
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Alan J. Granat