Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Merchant & Gould P.C.
  • Patent number: 8332643
    Abstract: A process for establishing secure mutual trust includes generating a one-time-password. The one-time-password is transferred between the devices in a communication occurring off of the network. Each device generates a set of authenticators by hashing a plurality of sub-strings of the password and the device's authentication certificate with a respective set of nonces. The devices exchange the respective sets of authenticators. Each device then alternates revealing its respective set of nonces and its authentication certificate in a multi-stage process. The devices re-calculate the authenticators based upon the respective set of nonces and authentication certificate revealed by the other device along with the one-time-password sub-strings that it posses. If each device determines that the authenticators re-calculated by the given device matches the authenticators previously received from the other device, secure mutual trust is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Harry S. Pyle, Bruce Louis Lieberman, Daniel R. Simon, Guillaume Simonnet, William Dollar
  • Patent number: 8332943
    Abstract: Adware and viruses are examples of objects that may be embedded in a web page or linked to a web page. When such an object is detected to be associated with a web page loading on a browser, an analysis may be performed to determine a trust level for the object. The object is suppressed based on the trust level. A prompt is displayed to advise a user that the object has been suppressed, and to provide an opportunity to interactively accept or decline activation of an action for the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Sauve, Li-Hsin Huang, Tony Schreiner, Jeffrey Davis, Tom Pipinich, Jonathan Gass, J. Craig Hally
  • Patent number: 8327562
    Abstract: A hydraulic system with thermal shock protection. The hydraulic system can include a controller that limits when hot hydraulic fluids may be directed to cold hydraulic components. The hydraulic system can be used in machines such as trenchers to protect hydraulic components such as hydraulic motors from failure due to thermal shock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Ty Hartwick, Jason Morgan
  • Patent number: 8330059
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel approach of utilizing a collection bin for a front loading waste collection vehicle. The collection bin includes a weighing system with a processor for measuring the weights of material collected from each waste container and associating this weight with appropriate data, such as the owner of the waste container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: The Curotto-Can, Inc.
    Inventor: John Michael Curotto
  • Patent number: 8327833
    Abstract: A masonry block that is produced from a workpiece that is split in a block splitting assembly which uses any of a variety of projections to supplement or replace the action of the splitting blade in splitting and dressing the workpiece. The resulting masonry block has features that provide the masonry block with a weathered appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, David Matthew LaCroix, Michael J. Hogan, Glenn C. Bolles
  • Patent number: 8329834
    Abstract: The present invention provides dual catalyst systems and polymerization processes employing these dual catalyst systems. The disclosed polymerization processes can produce olefin polymers at higher production rates, and these olefin polymers may have a higher molecular weight and/or a lower melt index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Albert P. Masino, Rex E. Murray, Qing Yang, Steve J. Secora, Kumudini C. Jayaratne, William B. Beaulieu, Errun Ding, Gary L. Glass, Alan L. Solenberger, Ted H. Cymbaluk
  • Patent number: 8329833
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymerization catalyst compositions employing novel dinuclear metallocene compounds. Methods for making these new dinuclear metallocene compounds and for using such compounds in catalyst compositions for the polymerization and copolymerization of olefins are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Rex E. Murray, Kumudini C. Jayaratne, Qing Yang, Joel L. Martin
  • Patent number: 8332123
    Abstract: In a method and an apparatus for detecting a continuous ingress of fuel into the lubricating oil of an internal combustion engine, that is to say oil dilution, in particular of a motor vehicle during cold starting, there is provision, in particular, for the continuous ingress of fuel to be detected by means of a lambda control. The continuous ingress of fuel is preferably determined using the outgassing of fuel from a crankcase of the internal combustion engine, wherein the depletion is based on adaptation values of the lambda control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Miersch-Wiemers, Norbert Mueller, Mike Dürr, Juergen Raimann
  • Patent number: 8330470
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for checking the operability of a sensor element (100) for determining the concentration of gas components in a gas mixture, particularly of the concentration of gas components in the exhaust gas of internal combustion engine, having an external pump electrode (APE) and an internal pump and Nernst electrode (IPE), a measurement resistor (Rm) and a balancing resistor (Rtrim) connected parallel thereto being provided upstream of the external pump electrode (APE), and a pump current (Ip) being impressible into the external pump electrode by means of a pump current source, and a measuring voltage (Um) incident across the measuring resistor (Rm) via a measuring and analysis device (200) being detectable, characterized in that an activatable switch means (S) is disposed in series to the measuring resistor (Rm), which can be switched at a high impedance for a predetermined amount of time, during which the voltage across the measuring resistor is detected and analyzed in the measurin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Claudius Bevot, Uwe Lueders
  • Patent number: 8326104
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a telecommunications cable having a layer constructed to resist post-extrusion shrinkage. The layer includes a plurality of discrete shrinkage-reduction members embedded within a base material. The shrinkage-reduction members can be made of a liquid crystal polymer. The disclosure also relates to a method for manufacturing telecommunications cables having layers adapted to resist post-extrusion shrinkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne M. Kachmar
  • Patent number: 8326761
    Abstract: A system and method for MICR-based duplicate detection and management identifies duplicate presented items on day one across a plurality of payment channels, prior to posting, preventing them from impacting financial institution customers by rerouting to an adjustments team. Inquiry files containing MICR data for a plurality of presented items are evaluated by a duplicate detection module. Each item presented is evaluated against all previous items based on its MICR line. Unique items are processed in the usual manner. Duplicate suspects undergo further processing. Suspects having identical MICR data, but that are not duplicates, such as NSF (non-sufficient funds) checks being re-deposited, are identified and posted. The remaining suspects go in the suspect queue of a universal workstation. After being researched, suspects found not to be duplicates are posted. The remaining suspects are flagged as duplicates and routed to an adjustor for further action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Alan W. Hecht, Rick Rotella, Brent Mangum, Kathy Smalley, Jack Tobey, Kathy Tyo
  • Patent number: 8323043
    Abstract: An electrical connector, comprising a connector body having an opening for receiving an electrical cable, a connector element disposed at least partly within the connector body and electrically coupleable to the electrical cable, an insulating shield operably associated with the connector body and movable between a first position, in which an electrical contact portion of the connector element is exposed for direct contact, and a second position, in which the insulating shield covers the electrical contact portion to limit direct contact with the electrical contact portion, and a catch mechanism for retaining the insulating shield in the second position, the catch mechanism having an actuable portion for releasing the insulating shield for movement to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: ADC GmbH
    Inventors: Wayne William Dennes, Scott David Lee
  • Patent number: 8325916
    Abstract: A stream of content has multiple sub-streams, where each sub-stream comprises a part of the content and is divisible into logical blocks bounded by intrinsic partitions. For each sub-stream, a specification of the logical blocks bounded by the intrinsic partitions is defined and the sub-stream is divided into the logical blocks bounded by the intrinsic partitions. Each divided logical block is encrypted and then divided into one or more portions to produce corresponding pieces of data, and each piece of data is placed into a data packet as a payload thereof. Each data packet is transmitted to a recipient thereof, and the recipient can retrieve the pieces of data from the payloads of the packets, reconstruct the encrypted logical blocks, and manipulate the sub-stream on a per-logical block basis without necessarily decrypting each encrypted logical block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eduardo P. Oliveira, Geoffrey Dunbar, James M. Alkove
  • Patent number: 8324537
    Abstract: An article of composite material includes a plurality of plies of material consolidated through the application of pressure and heating, in which each material ply is made by a resin matrix reinforced with fiber material. The article includes heating electrical resistance and temperature sensing devices embedded in the composite material, which are respectively placed in at least one interface zone between the material plies and are suitable to allow a temperature control of the article in service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alfonso Apicella, Michele Iannone, Generoso Iannuzzo, Giovanni Sagnella
  • Patent number: 8322509
    Abstract: A solar cell module conveyer comprising an assembly line for intermittently feeding solar cells that constitute a solar cell module, and having machinery arranged for successively executing the working/treating steps; belt conveyers working as an inspection line which is synchronized with the assembly line to inspect the solar cell module fabricated on the assembly line through various working/treatment steps; and a transfer mechanism for transferring the solar cell module from the assembly line onto the belt conveyers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Tohoku Seiki Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yokoo, Koichi Yoshida, Norikazu Kainuma, Akio Murakami
  • Patent number: 8323491
    Abstract: A desalination plant, includes a sea water intake, a desalination unit having a reverse osmosis or a thermal desalination unit, a fresh water outlet and a brine outlet. The plant also includes a salinity gradient power unit having a brine inlet, a seawater inlet and a mixed water outlet. The brine outlet is connected to the brine inlet and the salinity gradient power unit is arranged to generate an electrical current. A solar power heater is between the brine outlet and the brine inlet. A method for reducing the power consumption of a desalination plant providing fresh water and brine from sea water, includes a first step of providing a salinity gradient power unit, a next step of feeding the salinity gradient power unit with brine from the desalination plant as high salinity feed and sea water as low salinity feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Vlaamse Instelling Voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO)
    Inventor: Etienne Brauns
  • Patent number: 8323500
    Abstract: A process for removing water from solid material using liquid-solid extraction and liquid-liquid extraction. In most embodiments, multiple solvents are used to step-wise remove the water from the solids and obtain dry solids. Multiple solvents facilitate the removal of the water from the solids, by step-wise replacing the water with a solvent, replacing that solvent with a different solvent, and then eventually removing the second solvent from the solids. The process utilizes a lesser amount of thermal energy to dry the solids and separate the solvents than conventionally used in drying processes. The first solvent selected has a lower heat of vaporization, enthalphy of vaporization, boiling point, or other such physical property, than water. Each subsequent solvent has a still lower heat of vaporization, enthalphy of vaporization, boiling point, or other such physical property then its predecessor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: KFI Intellectual Properties, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Robert A. Wills, James A. Faulconbridge
  • Patent number: 8327263
    Abstract: A method and system for retrieving and maintaining presentation data in a presentation cache is provided. In a preferred embodiment, a presentation cache object provides a presentation cache with multiple cache entries. Each entry contains an indication of the format of the presentation data and the presentation data stored in that particular format. In addition, other information, such as the advisees of advisory connections for notification of cache updates, can be maintained. The presentation cache object responds to requests for retrieving source object data by returning presentation data cached within the presentation cache when it is available. In addition, the presentation cache object determines when it should delegate requests to the source object and when it can satisfy them on its own. The presentation cache object can return presentation data to a requesting client program even if the server program implementing the source object is unavailable or not running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Atkinson, Antony S. Williams, Craig H. Wittenberg, Srinivasa R. Koppolu, C. Douglas Hodges
  • Patent number: RE43844
    Abstract: A process for making optically pure (R) and (S) salbutamol comprises obtaining the (R) or (S) isomer of either salbutamol or a salbutamol precursor in substantially optically pure form by resolving a racemic or optically impure mixture of enantiomers of salbutamol or of said precursor with either (L) or (D) tartaric acid, and where necessary converting said isomer of said precursor into either (R or (S) salbutamol respectively; then optionally converting said optically pure (R) and/or (S) salbutamol into a pharmaceutically acceptable salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cipla Limited
    Inventors: Yusuf Khwaja Hamied, Rajendra Narayanrao Kankan, Dharmaraj Ramachandra Rao
  • Patent number: D672342
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kendall Howard L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kenneth Randall Herreid, II, Joshua Lee Wickander, Matthew James Jarchow