Patents Represented by Attorney MH2 Technology Law Group, LLP.
  • Patent number: 8350239
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide materials and methods for a pen that can include a writing end for writing an image on an erasable medium and an erasing end for locally erasing an image from the erasable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan J. Roof, Anthony S. Condello
  • Patent number: 8349421
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide precision resistive composite members and methods for manufacturing and using them. The resistive composite member can have controllable dimensions, geometric shapes, mechanical properties and resistance values. The resistive composite member can be used for high-performance sensors or instrument probes that require, for example, high contact pressure, ultra-high frequency, and/or enable state-of-the-art digital signal transmission, characterization, or measurement. The resistive composite member can include one or more “twisted-fiber-tow” or one or more arrays of “twisted-fiber-tow” contained in a suitable non-metallic or essentially non-metallic binder material. The “twisted-fiber-tow” can further include a number of fibers that are twisted individually and/or in bundles in order to control the mechanical properties and fine-tune the resistance of the resistive composite member and thus to customize the high-performance instrument probes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Swift, Stanley J. Wallace, Roger L. Bullock
  • Patent number: 8349582
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide bioaerosol detection systems and methods for detecting bioaerosols. In one embodiment, the bioaerosol detection system can include a humidifier to increase the humidity of a continuously flowing sample volume of a bioaerosol sample using a biologically compatible liquid medium, and an amplifier to deposit vapor on the bioaerosol sample for a particle size amplification process. Bioaerosol(s) can thus be detected and sampled while simultaneously maintaining their viability. The disclosed bioaerosol detection systems and the methods can provide high efficiency for sampling and detecting ultrafine bioaerosol(s) such as viruses and proteins, which can be smaller than 0.3 ?m in diameter and can be as small as 20 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Chang-Yu Wu, Alexandros Demetrios Theodore, Jin-Hwa Lee, Lindsey Ann Riemenschneider
  • Patent number: 8348390
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a device having a multi-scale superoleophobic surface and methods for forming and using the device, wherein a particulate composite layer including metal-containing particulates is formed on a textured micron-/sub-micron surface of a semiconductor layer to provide device with multi-scale rough surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kock-Yee Law, Hong Zhao
  • Patent number: 8343823
    Abstract: Nanowire and larger, post-based HEMTs, arrays of such HEMTs, and methods for their manufacture are provided. In one embodiment, a HEMT can include a III-N based core-shell structure including a core member (e.g., GaN), a shell member (e.g., AlGaN) surrounding a length of the core member and a two-dimensional electron gas (2-DEG) at the interface therebetween. The core member including a nanowire and/or a post can be disposed over a doped buffer layer and a gate material can be disposed around a portion of the shell member. Exemplary methods for making the nanowire HEMTs and arrays of nanowire HEMTs can include epitaxially forming nanowire(s) and epitaxially forming a shell member from each formed nanowire. Exemplary methods for making the post HEMTs and arrays of post HEMTs can include etching a III-N layer to form III-N post(s) followed by formation of the shell member(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Stephen D. Hersee, Xin Wang
  • Patent number: 8339103
    Abstract: A life safety device includes a battery assembly with a rechargeable battery. Extended shelf life is achieved by annually initiating an over-discharge protection mode in which a battery protection circuit prevents current flow from the battery. The life safety device remains in the over-discharge protection mode until the device is connected to a charging power source at the time of installation. The battery assembly then exits the protection mode and enters its normal mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Buchholz, Travis Silver
  • Patent number: 8340536
    Abstract: Systems and methods of diagnosing a photoreceptor associated with an imaging device. The photoreceptor is configured to enter into a diagnostic cycle to complete a set number of cycles. A sensor or array is configured to a scan a component associated with the imaging device during each of the set of cycles to establish defect data. The defect data is analyzed to filter one or more charge deficient spots (CDS) from background noise in the defect data. The systems and methods determine whether the photoreceptor needs replacement based on the determined one or more CDS. The systems and methods are further configured to output a report of the determination. The determination is conducted at fixed or variable intervals throughout the life of the photoreceptor and/or imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Paul, Aaron Michael Burry, Michael F. Zona, Eric S. Hamby
  • Patent number: 8338818
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide non-planar nanowires, nanowire arrays, and nanowire networks as well as methods of their formation and applications. The non-planar nanowires and their arrays can be formed in a controlled manner on surfaces having a non-planar orientation. In embodiments, two or more adjacent nanowires from different surfaces can grow to merge together forming one or more nanowire branches and thus forming a nanowire network. In embodiments, the non-planar nanowires and nanowire networks can be used for cantilever oscillation, switching and transistor actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventor: Stephen D. Hersee
  • Patent number: 8338301
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide methods for planarizing a semiconductor surface. In embodiments, the disclosed planarizing methods can include a chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) process using a slurry-free solution that includes hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) but is free of particles such as oxide particles. A semiconductor surface (e.g., germanium) can then be planarized to provide a desirable surface roughness. In embodiments, high-quality Group III-V materials can be formed on the planarized semiconductor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Sang M. Han, Darin Leonhardt, Josephine Sheng
  • Patent number: 8341252
    Abstract: Systems and methods for registering a domain, including Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), including receiving a request to register an IDN and determining a language category of the request. Code points of the request are converted to yield a generalized variant of the IDN. The generalized variant is compared to a stored database of registered IDNs that may include similar generalized variants of the registered IDNs. Based on the comparison, it is determined whether or not to resister the IDN. In the case the that IDN registration is allowed, the generalized variant of the IDN may be stored in the database to protect against later registration by similar IDNs. Converting the code points of the request may include identifying corresponding code points of variants within the language category, and converting each of the code points of the requested IDN based on a deterministic algorithm applied to the corresponding code points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: VeriSign, Inc.
    Inventors: John Colosi, Srikanth Veeramachaneni
  • Patent number: 8332433
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verifying data in a distributed database using different automated check operations at different times during the database read and update cycles. Various functions may be performed including executing a first check during update operations of the database. A second check may also be executed during the update operation of the database, and be implemented as an execution thread of an update daemon. A third check may be executed at a time interval between update functions of the update daemon. A fourth check may be executed during a time that the database is not being updated. Integrity of data in the database may be verified by a computer processor based on the first, second, third, and fourth checks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Verisign, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bentkofsky, Patrick Quaid, Bradley McMillen
  • Patent number: 8330971
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of printing books based on digital data, comprises accepting a plurality of orders, each order including a request for at least one copy of each of a plurality of titles. The plurality of orders form a streamlined cover set. The streamlined cover set is scanned, the detecting of each cover in the cover set causing digital printing of a book block corresponding to the detected title associated with the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Alexandra D Ruegg, Kenneth Wang, John P Parsons, Daniel Vega, Louis Sinn, Richard T Horn
  • Patent number: 8330980
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for networked print management without the presence of print servers. The system, method, and apparatus allow a user to submit documents to a multifunction device for printing. The multifunction device (MFD) is in communication with one or more other MFDs over an application server. The application server acts as a request broker to allow one MFD to print a document on another MFD. The user accesses the MFD to view the submitted documents. The one or more other MFDs send any additional documents to the accessed MFD. The user selects one or more of the user's documents for printing by the accessed MFD. The user can also select the user's documents on the accessed MFD and forward them to a second MFD for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel G. Sorrentino, Michelle Bremner, Michael Alexander
  • Patent number: 8328331
    Abstract: A nozzle plate for an inkjet printhead, the nozzle plate including a nozzle through which ink is ejected, the nozzle optimally positioned in the nozzle plate. The nozzle plate further including at least one priming hole, the priming hole distinct from and of a smaller diameter than the nozzle, the priming holes positioned at selected locations of the nozzle plate to purge air from the ink jet print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Peter M. Gulvin, Andrew W. Hays, James M. Casella
  • Patent number: 8330956
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide devices and methods of an optical coupled-cavity photo-acoustic spectroscopy (CC-PAS). The exemplary CC-PAS can include three mirrors configured in parallel to couple a Fabry-Perot (FP) cavity with a sample cavity. The sample cavity can be a resonant cavity for containing a sample. The FP cavity can be used as a tunable input coupler for the sample cavity to improve spectroscopic sensitivities when measuring an absorber in the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Denis V. Seletskiy, Michael Hasselbeck, Mansoor Sheik-Bahae
  • Patent number: 8324811
    Abstract: A cathode for use in a magnetron may include a plurality of longitudinally oriented emitter regions disposed around a longitudinal axis of the cathode. Each emitter region can be configured to emit electrons and adjacent emitter regions can be separated from one another by openings. The emitter regions can be configured to promote simultaneous cathode priming, magnetic priming, and electrostatic priming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Mikhail Fuks, Edl Schamiloglu
  • Patent number: 8318302
    Abstract: A fuser member having a substrate; an outer polymeric layer including a fluoropolymer having nano-size copper metal particles dispersed therein, wherein the nano-size copper metal particles have a particle size of from about 50 to about 1,500 nm; and a release agent material coating on the outer polymeric layer, wherein the release agent material coating has a mercapto functional release agent, and wherein from about 85 to about 100 percent of the outer polymeric layer is covered with the mercapto functional release agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David J Gervasi, Santokh S Badesha
  • Patent number: 8318127
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide materials and methods of forming a metal oxide composite and a porous metal oxide, which can be used for applications including catalysis, sensors, energy storage, solar cells, heavy metal removal and separations, etc. In one embodiment, a one-step solvothermal process can be used to form the metal oxide phase with high crystallinity and high surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Xingmao Jiang, C. Jeffrey Brinker
  • Patent number: 8320617
    Abstract: A system, method and program product for camera-based discovery of social networks. The computer implemented method for identifying individuals and associating tracks with individuals in camera-generated images from a face capture camera(s) and a tracking camera(s), wherein the computer implemented method includes: receiving images of an individual from the face capture camera(s) on a computer; receiving images of a track(s) of an individual from the tracking camera(s) on a computer; automatically determining with the computer the track(s) from the images from the tracking camera(s); and associating with the computer the track(s) with the individual(s) and a unique identifier. The present invention has been described in terms of specific embodiment(s), and it is recognized that equivalents, alternatives, and modifications, aside from those expressly stated, are possible and within the scope of the appending claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: UTC Fire & Security Americas Corporation, Inc.
    Inventors: Nils Oliver Krahnstoever, Ser Nam Lim, Ting Yu, Kedar Anil Patwardhan
  • Patent number: 8313776
    Abstract: An antibiotic product is comprised of at least three dosages forms, each of which has a different release profile, with the Cmax for the antibiotic product being reached in less than about twelve hours. In one embodiment, there is an immediate release dosage form, a delayed release dosage form, and a sustained release dosage form, with each of the dosage forms having a different release profile, wherein each reaches a Cmax at different times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Shionogi Inc.
    Inventors: Beth A. Burnside, Henry H. Flanner, Colin Rowlings