Patents Represented by Attorney Marger Johnson & McCollom, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8080812
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide multi-attribute light effects, including one or more channels for each light effect, preferably both channels being provided in an array of solid state light emitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Marson, Alex Schreiner
  • Patent number: 8079667
    Abstract: A drop generator having a via structure configured for electrical and fluidic interconnection. The via structure includes an electrically conductive layer and an electrically insulating layer disposed on the electrically conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Y. Young, Patrick C. Cheung, Stephen David White, John R. Andrews, David J. Gervasi
  • Patent number: 8074350
    Abstract: A method of printing electronic circuits uses pattern recognition to detect locations of interconnects on electronic components oriented on a substrate such that the interconnects face away from the substrate, the interconnects having ramps between the interconnects and the substrate, adjusts routing paths as needed based upon a difference between an intended placement and an actual placement of the electronic components, and generates a new image file for printing with adjusted routing paths. A device has at least one electronic component having interconnects, a ramp from a surface of the substrate to the interconnects, wherein the ramp is formed of one of either a polymer or an adhesive, a printed, conductive path on the ramp providing electrical connection to at least one of the interconnects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Palo Also Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Jurgen H. Daniel, Ana C. Arias, Steven E. Ready
  • Patent number: 8077235
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional electronic device includes forming an array of pixels on a flexible two-dimensional surface, the array being formed according to a three-dimensional structure, the pixels having addressing lines accessible from at least one edge of the array, cutting the two-dimensional surface, the cuts being located to allow the two-dimensional surface to be shaped, and shaping the two-dimensional surface to form the three-dimensional surface, the array of pixels forming the three-dimensional electronic device. A three-dimensional electronic device has a flexible substrate containing an array of pixels, the substrate fabricated as a flat surface, then cut and shaped to form a three-dimensional surface, the array of pixels covering the three-dimensional surface in subarrays corresponding to segments of the three-dimensional surface, and addressing lines for each subarray being accessible along an edge of the three-dimensional surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert A. Street
  • Patent number: 8070872
    Abstract: Disclosed is an organic phase change carrier and a method for forming same, and a phase change ink including same. The organic phase change carrier comprises a colloidal dispersion of nanoparticles exhibiting a substantially uniform distribution of said nanoparticles discretely distributed therewithin, at least one curable monomer; a phase change inducing component, and an initiator. The organic phase change carrier exhibits a substantially uniform distribution of the nanoparticles so that they are discretely distributed therewithin, and are substantially resistant to the aggregation of the nanoparticles distributed therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventors: Marcel P. Breton, Jennifer L. Belelie, Peter G. Odell, Rina Carlini, Adela Goredema, H. Bruce Goodbrand, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Patent number: 8072965
    Abstract: A network device and a method for its operation are disclosed. The network device has a first interface to a client device to allow reception of client device signals and a second interface to a packet network to allow transmission and reception of modem relay signals. A processor translates between modem relay signals received or transmitted on the second interface and client device signals received or transmitted on the first interface. In one implementation the modem relay originator and the client device are collapsed into one device and the first interface is implemented as a virtual interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Cisco Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Todd Grove, Herbert Michael Wildfeuer, Mehryar Khalili Garakani
  • Patent number: 8060597
    Abstract: A method for implementing service interaction in the IP multimedia subsystem is disclosed in the present invention, wherein each service logic has a unique service identifier. The method comprises the following steps: (a) a Serving-Call Session Control Function (S-CSCF) sends a session initiation protocol (SIP) request message to the service capability interaction manager (SCIM) or to the application server (AS) to which a user requests for a service; (b) after the AS or SCIM has received the request and has executed this service, it inserts the service identifier of this service into the SIP request, and returns the SIP request with the service identifier to said S-CSCF. With the present invention, most of the service interaction requirements can be satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Zhenwu Hao
  • Patent number: 8060199
    Abstract: A system is disclosed wherein patient data, such as an electrocardiogram (“ECG”) signal or a chest impedance measurement signal, collected by a defibrillator device during a resuscitation event is analyzed and processed by a computing device to provide an assessment of CPR administered during the event. The CPR assessment results in one or more CPR figures of merit that relate to temporal characteristics of the CPR relative to the duration of the event. In one embodiment, the CPR figure of merit represents a percentage of the event period during which chest compressions were administered to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Walker, Fred W. Chapman
  • Patent number: 8054958
    Abstract: The present invention provides a highly flexible system that can receive SMDR messages in many different formats and process these messages to produce useful reports and control information. The system can collect data via a LAN/WAN connection from PBX systems with internal data storage, PBX systems without internal data storage and legacy PBX systems that are connected to a buffer for storage of SMDR records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: AT Comm Corporation
    Inventors: David Y. Schlossman, John F. Doehner
  • Patent number: 8053168
    Abstract: A printing plate has a substrate and a heat decomposable polymer layer arranged adjacent to the substrate, the decomposable polymer having defined regions within the polymer layer to form a printing pattern. The printing plate may be used in a printing system. The printing plate is formed in a process by providing a substrate, coating the substrate with a heat decomposable polymer to form a plate, and forming a printing pattern in the heat decomposable polymer by selectively decomposing regions of the heat decomposable polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Jurgen H. Daniel, Eugene M. Chow, Dirk De Bruyker
  • Patent number: 8055677
    Abstract: An analyzer/classifier/synthesizer/prioritizing tool for data comprises use of an admissible geometrization process with data transformed and partitioned by an input process into one or more input matrices and one or more partition classes and one or more scale groups. The data to be analyzed/classified/synthesized/prioritized is processed by an admissible geometrization technique such as 2-partition modified individual differences multidimensional scaling (2p-IDMDS) to produce at least a measure of geometric fit. Using the measure of geometric fit and possibly other 2p-IDMDS output, a back end process analyzes, synthesizes, classifies, and prioritizes data through patterns, structure, and relations within the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Abel Gordon Wolman
  • Patent number: 8046930
    Abstract: A pasta dispenser includes a portion wheel having variously sized apertures. The portion wheel is integrated into a cap or lid for the dispenser. In use, the user turns the portion wheel to the desired portion size, tips the dispenser, and retrieves the correct amount of pasta. In some embodiments the apertures are oval. Further, some embodiments include an integrated lid that covers the portion wheel to create a contaminate free enclosure for storing pasta. Yet other embodiments include a pasta dispenser including a head unit having an aperture opening and a shutter that can be slid or rotated over the head unit to partially block the aperture opening. When the container is tipped, portions of pasta can slide out of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Michael L. Rouse
  • Patent number: 8048703
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a light emitting device includes modulating a crystal growth parameter to grow a quantum well layer that is inhomogeneous and that has a non-random composition fluctuation across the quantum well layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporation
    Inventors: Christopher L. Chua, Zhihong Yang, John E. Northrup, Noble Marshall Johnson
  • Patent number: 8048065
    Abstract: The invention refers to A system (10) for registering and tracking the position of a person's eye, in particular for refractive ophthalmic surgery. According to the invention, the system is designed such that eye images containing at least the iris and the pupil of the eye are made at a first wavelength of light and that eye images containing scleral blood vessels are made at a different second wavelength of light. The invention furthermore refers to a corresponding method for registering and tracking the position of a person's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Sensomotoric Instruments GmbH
    Inventors: Horia Grecu, Ralf Weise
  • Patent number: 8047648
    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: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Jones, David L. Knierim, David D. Matenson
  • Patent number: 8047049
    Abstract: A sensing device has at least two remote units mounted on an attachable tape, the remote units being mounted on separate branches of the attachable tape, a controller mounted on the attachable tape, electrical connections at least between each remote unit and the controller, the electrical connections on the attachable tape, and a surface to which the tape is attached such that the branches are separated from each other. A method of manufacturing a sensing device, including providing an attachable substrate, and fabricating electronic devices on the substrate, the electronic devices including at least two remote units, a controller and electrical connections between the remote units and the controller, and arranging the electronic devices such that at least two remote units are separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Jurgen H. Daniel, Sanjiv Sambandan
  • Patent number: 8042807
    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: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: David K. Biegelsen, David G. Duff, Erik L. Swartz, Ashish V. Pattekar
  • Patent number: 8046484
    Abstract: A method of transmitting data is disclosed. The method transmits data from a source device over a contention channel in a centralized network to more than one device on the channel, including a central coordinator. The method then waits for a data acknowledgment signal from the central coordinator as an indicator of successful reception of the data by any device to which the data was transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Ayyagari, Tomohiko Ozeki
  • Patent number: D649274
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Life+Gear, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Bertken
  • Patent number: D650576
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Life+Gear, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Bertken