Patents Represented by Attorney Michaelson & Associates
  • Patent number: 8155274
    Abstract: System for coordinating the use of a mapping system comparing the physical connection status of a cable link in a network with the administrative data about said cable link in the network administration. The coordinating system uses data from one or several existing databases. Based on an analysis of the data retrieved from the one or more databases the system generates a detailed work order for an engineer to perform measurements with a mapping system. A mapping system is a system that performs measurements on the connections within a telecommunication network and compares the results of these measurements with the data in one of the databases. Differences are analyzed by the coordinating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke KPN N.V.
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Marinus Huiusman, Johannes Theodorus Maria Kuijpers, Reinier Bernardus Moree
  • Patent number: 8087536
    Abstract: Composite pressurizable structures overwound with fibers or braided bundles of fibers are described. The pressurizable structures comprise one or more axial sections which themselves comprise both concave and convex surfaces. The shape characteristics are related to geodesic as well as to non-geodesic trajectories of the fibers. Axial sections of the pressurizable structures can be rotated, expanded, or bended with respect to their longitudinal axis. Such pressurizable structures may be used in pressure vessels, flexible pipelines, spring elements, robotic actuators, adaptive buildings among other uses. Manufacturing techniques facilitated by the present structures allow for the construction of very large structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Technische Universiteit Delft
    Inventors: Sotiris Koussios, Otto Korneles Bergsma, Adriaan Beukers
  • Patent number: 8043685
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a sheet applicable for closing an opening of a liquid dispensing container for a liquid handling system used in chemical experiments, in which the sheet is capable of preventing natural volatilization of a liquid in the container even if the tip is frequently inserted and drawn, and also facilitating inserting and drawing of the tip. The composite sheet of the present invention comprises a sheet having elastic property and another sheet having slip property wherein the sheets are stacked. The composite sheet of the present invention can be used to close an opening of a liquid dispensing container for a liquid handling system used in chemical experiments. It can prevent volatilization of the solvent, and also facilitate inserting and drawing of the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Chugai Seikaku Kabushikikaisha
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yoshinari, Hideo Shimura, Kazumasa Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 8031848
    Abstract: A system is described for providing communication services and this system comprises a communication network with a number of exchanges and a number of connection points. Each connection point is connected by a fixed line to an exchange and is adapted to connect at least one communication terminal to the corresponding exchange. First connection points of the number of connection points are in an operative state and second connection points of the number of connection points are in an inoperative state. Operative connection points allow a communication terminal connected thereto access to at least one communication service through the system by having been assigned a unique address from a first group of unique addresses to each of the operative connection points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke KPN N.V.
    Inventor: Robert Scheltens
  • Patent number: 8022987
    Abstract: A sensor node detects a plurality of information-based events. The sensor node determines whether at least one other sensor node is an information neighbor of the sensor node based on at least a portion of the plurality of information-based events. The information neighbor has an overlapping field of view with the sensor node. The sensor node sends at least one communication to the at least one other sensor node that is an information neighbor of the sensor node in response to at least one information-based event of the plurality of information-based events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Teresa H. Ko, Nina M. Berry
  • Patent number: 8014999
    Abstract: The invention provides a softscaled frequency compensation function that allows the evaluation of a first quality measure indicating a global impact of all distortions in an audio transmission system, including linear frequency response distortions and second quality measure that only lakes into account the impact of linear frequency response distortions. The softscaled frequency compensation function is derived from a softscaled ratio between a time integrated output and a time integrated input power density functions. The first quality measure is derived from the difference loudness density function as function of time and frequency, using the frequency compensated input loudness density function and the gain compensated output loudness density function both as a function of time and frequency, in the same manner as carried out in ITU standard P.862.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast - natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventor: John Gerard Beerends
  • Patent number: 7975131
    Abstract: A processor having multiple distinct instruction sets is disclosed where one set, a default set, is always available for execution while a second set is only available once a valid control code is externally supplied to the processor to effectively “unlock” and enable the second set. Once the second set is so unlocked, then the instructions in both sets are available for subsequent execution by the processor to provide enhanced functionality only available through use of the second set, such as accessing on-line services and content information. Multiple unlockable instruction sets can also be similarly provided, each being separately unlocked and enabled through entry of an corresponding externally supplied control code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke KPN N.V.
    Inventor: José Manuel Herrera Van Der Nood
  • Patent number: 7957437
    Abstract: Disclosed is a semiconductor laser in which the substrate comprises at least three independent functional sections in the direction of light wave propagation, said functional sections serving different functions and being individually triggered by means of electrodes via electrode leads. An intensification zone, a grid zone, and a phase adjustment zone are provided as functional sections. The light wave is optically intensified in the intensification zone while the phase of the advancing and returning wave is adjusted in the phase adjustment zone. The grid zone is used for selecting the wavelength and adjusting the intensity of coupling between the intensification zone and the phase adjustment zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Johann Peter Reithmaier, Lars Bach, Wolfgang Kaiser
  • Patent number: 7827868
    Abstract: A jack assembly, for use in a materials testing system, utilizes both a cam and a resilient push block. The cam, having an progressive eccentric, is situated between the push block and a jaw housing and located partially within a corresponding shallow channel in each such that both channels effectively straddle the cam. The channels accommodate axial rotation of the cam. The push block is formed of a material with an appropriate modulus of elasticity such that bending moments, particularly at ends of the push block and resulting from axial rotation of the eccentric to its top dead-center position, cause the channel in the push block to elastically deform and increasingly and sufficiently deflect against and around the eccentric, thus increasingly pinching the eccentric and securely locking the cam, push block and specimen grip in their proper positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Dynamic Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman A. Lindeman
  • Patent number: 7808554
    Abstract: The present invention involves inserting a sequence of computer-like commands into a video signal stream (230) and which contain data processing instructions (401; 457; 500) and video test patterns (407; 452) in order to automate the integration, configuration, set up, adjustment, calibration and control of the components (131; 132; 133) in a video system, such as an HDTV, a studio video camera, or Telecine conversion of filmed content. The command source can be any video hardware signal source or any video program content, such as a DVD being played in a DVD player, a game console, game software, a Set Top Box or broadcast video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Displaymate Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond M. Soneira
  • Patent number: 7793553
    Abstract: A specimen grip assembly which can be used with a relatively light-weight jaw in a materials testing system. The specimen grip assembly illustratively contains a grip shell and a pair of wedge-shaped specimen grips. The shell has a truncated, frusto-pyramidal exterior shape with two outwardly facing inclined surfaces, both inclined at an angle and which matingly abut and slide against complementary inclined interior surfaces of the jaw. The grips are oriented in a recess within the shell such that inclined surfaces of the grips abut against interior complementary surfaces of the shell. The shell, containing the grips and specimen, is suitably positioned within the jaw, with the shell and grips then jacked into a fixed position. The shell substantially eliminates any noticeable compliance from the specimen grips that might otherwise arise from tensile and/or compressive forces applied to the jaw and specimen grip assemblies during a test program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Dynamic Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman A. Lindeman
  • Patent number: 7776634
    Abstract: A semiconductor laser with a semiconductor substrate, a laser layer arranged on the semiconductor substrate, a waveguide arranged parallel to the laser layer and a strip shaped grating structure is disclosed. The laser layer, the waveguide and the grating are arranged in a configuration which results in weak coupling between the laser light and the grating structure, so that the laser light interacts with an increased number of grating elements. A process for the production of such a semiconductor laser is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Nanoplus GmbH
    Inventors: Johann Peter Reithmaier, Lars Bach
  • Patent number: 7779290
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for collecting, aggregating, and analyzing data associated with the installation and deployment of systems. Energy systems, (500) specifically renewable energy generation systems, are used as examples. The aggregated data serve as the basis for a variety of services that improve the system performance, improve the installation, lower the cost, and provide monitoring and service to maintain optimum performance. Finally, services are provided that facilitate the optimization of responses to poor system performance based on criticality of the failure, servicing of the system by a Certified VAR, or other prioritization method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Fat Spaniel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Christiaan Willem Beekhuis
  • Patent number: 7773294
    Abstract: There is provided a parabolic pulse amplifier for amplifying a pulse light signal. The amplifier comprises an ytterbium-doped amplification waveguide pumped using a pump source with a pump central wavelength substantially offset from the absorption transition peak wavelength. The pump wavelength is selected such that the absorption coefficient of pump light and the gain coefficient of the signal are substantially equal in the amplification waveguide such that the amplification gain is distributed substantially uniformly along the amplification waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Institut National D'Optique
    Inventors: François Brunet, Louis Desbiens
  • Patent number: 7763095
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the internal gettering of impurities in semiconductors by metal alloy clusters. In particular, intermetallic clusters are formed within silicon, such clusters containing two or more transition metal species. Such clusters have melting temperatures below that of the host material and are shown to be particularly effective in gettering impurities within the silicon and collecting them into isolated, less harmful locations. Novel compositions for some of the metal alloy clusters are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Anthony Buonassisi, Matthias Heuer, Andrei A. Istratov, Matthew D. Pickett, Mathew A. Marcus, Eicke R. Weber
  • Patent number: 7737596
    Abstract: The present invention provides cancellation of cogging torque of a permanent magnet electrical machine using two sets of magnetic elements, one set is mechanically coupled to the stator with the other set being mechanically coupled to the rotor of the machine. At least one of the two sets has permanent magnets with the magnetic elements of the other set being made of permanent magnets or non-magnetized ferromagnetic materials such as soft iron. When the arrangement of the elements of the two sets is properly designed, magnetic attraction and repulsion forces between the magnetic elements of the two sets produces, as the machine operates, an anti-cogging torque which substantially cancels the cogging torque of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Eocycle Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno Boucher, Eric Adams, Simon Cote, Daniel Massicotte
  • Patent number: 7718877
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for setting skin tension, in particular for use in a musical instrument such as a kettledrum. The device comprises a tensioning star provided with an engaging element for engaging an operating mechanism for adjusting the tensioning star in an axial adjusting direction, substantially parallel to a central axis of the tensioning star. The tensioning star is also provided with a plurality of arms extending substantially in radial directions of which at least a part is provided with a coupling element for coupling to a tensioning rod construction attachable to the skin. In addition, the device comprises an adjusting device for adjusting the distance between a coupling element and the central axis of the tensioning star.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Adams Paukenfabriek B.V.
    Inventor: Franciscus Johannes Marie Swinkels
  • Patent number: 7708649
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of training aids and methods for the development and improvement of a proper golf swing. Specifically, the present invention relates to training aids and methods for the development of proper golf swings that aid the student in learning the proper swing mechanics for hitting golf shots straight, hitting golf shots that curve slightly to the right, and hitting golf shots that curve slightly to the left. The training aid may be used to improve golf shots used during full shots, putting, pitching, and chipping. The present invention may be well suited for beginning players to teach proper techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventor: Victor A. Maraschiello
  • Patent number: 7710771
    Abstract: A method and/or system and/or apparatus for a dual gate, capacitor less circuit that can act as a state storage device. Further embodiments describe fabrication methods and methods of operation of such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Charles C. Kuo, Tsu-Jae King Liu
  • Patent number: 7707109
    Abstract: A service mediator system implementable in a computer environment and which delivers services to a customer of a company having at least two types of customers with different billing data. The system additionally delivers the services only after verifying appropriate customer billing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Koninklijke KPN N.V.
    Inventors: Jacobus Johannes Maria Odijk, Hans Frederik Oortmarssen, Jan Ten Hoopen, Willem Jacques Alexander Moermans