Patents Represented by Attorney Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Patent number: 8341164
    Abstract: A data structure for storing items of information having a time of life includes a time of life interval for each item of information. The items of information are organized in a data structure having nodes and edges connecting the nodes. This data structure is preferably a directed acyclic graph structure. The data structure includes parent nodes and child nodes. The time interval specified for any child node must always be contained within the time interval specified for that child node's parent node, such that the data structure includes no child nodes with a time of life interval that falls outside of the time of life interval of its parent node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Barr Rosenberg, Mark Gilbeau Howard, Till Gaston Balz Bay, Bernd Kurt Alexander Schoeller
  • Patent number: 8336698
    Abstract: A method and system for accepting money items. The method for accepting money items comprises generating a money item signal that corresponds to a money item under test, determining a level of risk of a fraud attempt, and determining a fraud attempt based on the level of risk. The method further comprises generating a transformed money item signal as a function of the level of risk and the money item signal in response to determining the fraud attempt. The method further comprises comparing the transformed money signal to window limit values to generate a result and accepting or rejecting the money item based on the result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Money Controls Limited
    Inventor: Kevin Charles Mulvey
  • Patent number: 8334703
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for remote detection and monitoring of concealed objects are disclosed. According to one embodiment, an apparatus includes one or more transmitting antennae, one or more receiving antennae with a plurality of receiving channels, a pulse sequence generator providing a sequence of pulse signals to the one or more transmitting antennae, and a signal processing unit receiving a sequence of return signals from an object reflecting the sequence of pulse signals. The signal processing unit includes a variable delay generator that receives signal profile of the sequence of pulse signals from the pulse sequence generator, an amplifier that amplifies the sequence of return signals, a multi-channel integrator that integrates the plurality of receiving channels and produces integrated multi-channel signals, and an analog multiplexer that multiplexes the integrated multi-channel signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Roiksimt
    Inventor: Kirill Mostov
  • Patent number: 8326282
    Abstract: A vehicle information system for passenger vehicles, such as automobiles and aircraft, and methods for manufacturing and using same. The vehicle information system includes a broadband communication system with a broadband antenna system and a broadband control system. Exploiting the advent of high-speed connectivity solutions, the vehicle information system supports a low-cost, high-capacity bidirectional data connection with a terrestrial content system and thereby can be established as another node on the “Worldwide Net.” The vehicle information system likewise provides wireless access points for communicating with passengers' personal media devices. As desired, the vehicle information system can support mobile telephone connectivity and/or presentation of live integrated digital television (IDTV) programming. The vehicle information system thereby provides enhanced information, entertainment, and communication services during travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Anthony Margis
  • Patent number: 8303316
    Abstract: The patent deals with a contact fixture for a PCB with one first plug-in connector and one second plug-in connector, whereby the first plug-in connector has a number of first contact elements, the second plug-in connector has a number of second contact elements, the first plug-in connector is arranged on the first side of the PCB, the second plug-in connector is arranged on the second side of the PCB opposite to the first side, the first contact element and/or the second contact element is/are designed as a connector to establish a detachable electrically conductive connection with at least the second contact element or the first contact element, and the first contact element and the second contact element are connected through an opening in the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: dSPACE digital signal processing and control engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Scheibelhut, Andreas Hostmann
  • Patent number: 8301478
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for the operation of an In-home Assistant Service. The service provides a marketplace to connect households with assistants for frequent and specialized jobs. The service collects profile data of potential assistants including multiple skills the assistant can provide. It also enables the household to provide detailed request criteria. A locate process is then performed to determine, which assistants best meet the identified criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Lifeworx, Inc.
    Inventor: Bal Agrawal
  • Patent number: 8290755
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a test device for testing a control system and an associated method for operating the test device. The test device includes an addressable memory. The test device is configured to calculate at least one environment model and to execute at least one test model. The environment model is described by environment model variables whose values are filed at fixed physical addresses in memory locations of the memory. The test device further comprises an allocation unit, in which the allocation of all or a part of the environment model variable to the allocated physical addresses of the memory is filed such that the test model can read the allocation of the environment model variables to their specific memory addresses so as to modify the environment model variable values in the environment model during its execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: dSPACE digital signal processing and control engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Nicola Bruski, Ralf G Boerger, Robert Leinfellner, Eduard Miller, Thomas Woelfer
  • Patent number: 8283935
    Abstract: A method of forming a touch sensing circuit pattern includes steps of: forming a first axial conductive line on a transparent substrate; forming an insulation barrier on the first axial conductive line; forming two separated first axial electrodes, two separated second axial electrodes and the second axial conductive line on the transparent substrate. The first axial electrodes are arranged on two sides of the insulation barrier along a first direction. The second axial electrodes are arranged on two opposite sides of the axial conductive line along a second direction. The second axial conductive line is across on the insulation barrier and connects to the second axial electrodes. The method of the invention can simplify the manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: TPK Touch Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Chen-Yu Liu, Ching-Yi Wang
  • Patent number: 8278445
    Abstract: Preparation method of a compound of general formula (I) comprises the following steps: (1) a compound of general formula (II) reacts with a formylating agent in an aprotic solvent at a temperature between ?20° C. and 200° C. in the presence of a Lewis acid, then an organic base is added to promote the reaction to obtain an intermediate product; (2) the above intermediate product reacts with a methylating agent in the presence of an alkali at a temperature between ?20° C. and 100° C. to obtain the compound of formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Nutrichem Company Limited
    Inventors: Shangzhong Liu, Canxian Mu, Wenjun Wang, Jianwei Chen, Shuguang Wang
  • Patent number: 8269777
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises receiving a time period indication selected by a user for a group of objects including a plurality of data points. The plurality of data points are mapped to features selected by the user. Key frames are generated for the group of objects for each interval of time of the time period. Relations can be inserted between any pair of objects. The group of objects and relations are rendered using the key frames over the time period to generate an animation. An object position is offset during animation according to an elasticity variable associated with the relations that is selected by the user. Positions in between key frames are interpolated to provide smooth rendering between variable time frames. In an alternate embodiment, the object position is offset during animation according to features of the group of objects selected by the user, with or without the elasticity variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Presisio Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Warner, Paul Pantera
  • Patent number: 8271984
    Abstract: A method is described and presented for creation of an optimized schedule for execution of a functionality by means of a time-controlled distributed computer system, in which the distributed computer system and the functionality have a set of (especially structural and functional) elements of at least one element class and the elements are at least partially in a dependence. The method according to the invention, in which the task is solved, is initially and essentially characterized by the fact that the dependences between the elements are recognized, classified and the elements are assigned to corresponding dependence classes, and that optimization of schedule occurs by coordination of elements of at least one dependence class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: dSPACE digital signal processing and control engineering GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf Stolpe
  • Patent number: 8264502
    Abstract: A document processing system for accurately and efficiently analyzing documents and methods for making and using same. Each incoming document includes at least one section of textual content and is provided in an electronic form or as a paper-based document that is converted into an electronic form. Since many categories of documents, such as legal and accounting documents, often include one or more common text sections with similar textual content, the document processing system compares the documents to identify and classify the common text sections. The document comparison can be further enhanced by dividing the document into document segments and comparing the document segments; whereas, the conversion of paper-based documents likewise can be improved by comparing the resultant electronic document with a library of standard phrases, sentences, and paragraphs. The document processing system thereby enables an image of the document to be manipulated, as desired, to facilitate its review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP
    Inventors: Lever Wang, Glenn Ricart, Cynthia Ann Thompson, Keith Wishon, Sheldon Laube
  • Patent number: 8253279
    Abstract: An Inductive power switching supply with a digital control for active implantable medical devices is disclosed. A switching power supply (14) receives as input (12) an input voltage (Vi) from a battery (10) and delivers as output (16) an output voltage (VO). The switching power supply comprises an inductor having an inductance value (L) and a switching network (S1 . . . S5, D1 . . . D4), providing, according to a predefined topology, at least two alternative configurations including a charge phase and a discharge phase. The switching network is controlled at the end of the charging and discharging phases and the output voltage is regulated as a function of the input voltage from the nominal voltage. The switching network control does not measure current through the inductor. An analog-to-digital converter (20) is used to deliver a digital value representative of the input voltage (Vi).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sorin CRM S.A.S.
    Inventor: Pascal Pons
  • Patent number: 8255048
    Abstract: A circuit for controlled commutation of multiplexed electrodes, for an active implantable medical device. This circuit is located in a lead equipped with multiplexed sensing/pacing electrodes. This circuit decodes a signal generated by a generator, commanding a series of switches, which ensures selective coupling of the various electrodes to the proximal and distal terminals of the generator. This signal is a modulated signal comprising a coded series of logic pulses defining a particular configuration for coupling the lead electrodes to the proximal or distal terminal of the generator. The signal comprises a micropulse, that precedes the coded series of logic pulses and has an amplitude and duration lower than the amplitude and duration of each of the logic pulses. The detection of this micropulse activates, in response, all the circuit switches to an open position over a duration (PHASE 1) at least equal to the duration of reception of the coded series of logic pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sorin CRM S.A.S.
    Inventors: Renzo Dal Molin, Alain Ripart
  • Patent number: 8254120
    Abstract: An enclosure for electronic assemblies is provided, with a first deck surface and a first side wall with a short side and a long side and a second deck surface, disposed such that it faces the first deck surface, and a second side wall, disposed such that it faces the first side wall, with a short side and a long side, as well as with a first venting element, which extends in the direction of the long side along one of both side walls, and a plurality of plug-in slots for electronic assemblies that are arranged in parallel to one another, whereby the electronic assemblies are disposed, in the plugged-in state, vertically to both long sides of both side walls, and the first deck surface includes, along the end oriented toward the first side wall, a first opening and the first venting element, on the enclosure's outer side of the first deck surface, is disposed at least partially above the first opening, and the first and/or the second deck surface includes a second opening, along the end that faces the second
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: dSPACE digital signal processing and control engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Hasse, Dirk Bittner
  • Patent number: 8232867
    Abstract: A banknote acceptor for authenticating a banknote 2, has a sensing station S with detector 18 that produces image signals corresponding to a face the banknote. A processor 24 pre-processes the image signals and compares them with stored reference data corresponding to an acceptable banknote from memory 25 to determining the authenticity of the banknote and its denomination. A display device 29 displays an image 31 corresponding to the banknote under test based on the image signals from the detector 18, to allow the user to perform a visual check that the banknote detected at the sensing station corresponds to the banknote under test presented by the user. Also, the detected denomination of the banknote is displayed on device 32. The user can accept or reject the banknote using buttons 33 and 34, and retrieve images of previously accepted banknotes with button 35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Money Controls Limited
    Inventors: John Ashby, Andrew William Barson, Malcolm Bell, Les Hutton, Kevin Mulvey
  • Patent number: 8230817
    Abstract: An improved poultry coop that facilitates the prevention of entry of predators and the transmission of pathogens to and between the housed birds. In a preferred embodiment, the coop, which advantageously meets bird flu guidelines, includes an insulated house, a covered run coupled to the house, and a covered feed house. All openings are preferably covered with ½ inch hardware cloth or mesh wire. The same cloth or mesh wire is preferably buried beneath the earth below the coop and coupled to the coop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Black Hen Farms, Inc.
    Inventor: Cheryl Potter
  • Patent number: 8233981
    Abstract: An active implantable medical device including circuits for calculating an atrio ventricular delay (AVD) period. The device is able to detect the atrial and ventricular events; calculate an AVD and to start the AVD on detection of a spontaneous or paced atrial event. The device is able to deliver a low energy ventricular stimulation pulse at the expiration of the AVD in the absence of a detected spontaneous ventricular event. To calculate the AVD, the device uses an acceleration sensor to deliver an endocardiac acceleration (EA) signal representative of the movements produced by the contractions of the atrial cavity; and analyzes the EA signal to identify and isolate in the EA signal a component corresponding to the fourth peak of endocardiac acceleration (PEA4) associated to the atrial activity, and to calculate the AVD based on a parameter of this component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Sorin CRM S.A.S.
    Inventor: Cyrille Casset
  • Patent number: D669873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Margis, Mehdi Izadyar, Marshal H. Perlman, Kaname Tomita, Yasuhiro Araki, Taku Yamada, Omar Lopez, Craig Allan Depner, Sheng Tong
  • Patent number: D669874
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Margis, Mehdi Izadyar, Marshal H. Perlman, Taku Yamada, Omar Lopez, Craig Allan Depner, Sheng Tong