Patents Represented by Attorney Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC
  • Patent number: 8336408
    Abstract: A quick disconnect field instrument display assembly for assembling a display meter with a communication module. A snap-fit locking feature and a tab each mounted on both sides of a display meter housing locks with a receptacle tab located on a communication module housing in order to rotate the display with 90° indexing (360° display rotation). A printed circuit board can be firmly snapped into the display meter housing with the snap-fit locking feature on both sides and a display unit can be mounted in parallel to the display meter housing in order to restrict movement of the printed circuit board. A snap feature located on the inner side of the communication module housing secures a communication board and a number of tabs on the communication module housing facilitate 360° rotation with respect to the display meter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: George Hershey, Mark Striano, Rajender Singh
  • Patent number: 8333401
    Abstract: A dual chassis with multi-directional transmission includes a front chassis and a rear chassis that can be united to function as a traditional unitary chassis or can be separated to become two independently, but connected, chassis that can traverse uneven terrain during ground movement. The multi-directional transmission serves to increase the distance between the two chassis and enable them to travel at differing vertical and horizontal angles with respect to the surface of the earth. As part of the multi-directional transmission, a central multi-directional mechanism connects a medial portion of said front chassis to a medial portion of said rear chassis to selectively allow for the independent horizontal and vertical movement of said front and rear chassis when traversing uneven terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Lares Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Francisco Javier Lares
  • Patent number: 8332339
    Abstract: An emotional memory control system and method for generating behavior. A sensory encoder provides a condensed encoding of a current circumstance received from an external environment. A memory associated with a regulator recognizes the encoding and activates one or more emotional springs according to a predefined set of instructions. The activated emotional springs can then transmit signals to at least one moment on a fractal moment sheet incorporated with a timeline for each channel in order to form one or more watersheds. An activation magnitude can be calculated for each moment and transmitted to a reaction relay. A synaptic link can then form between the moment and a motor encoder, thereby linking a specific moment with a specific action state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Knowmtech, LLC
    Inventor: Alex Nugent
  • Patent number: 8330589
    Abstract: A security system includes a warning notification module adapted to recognize at least one of a wireless or audible signal. A door bell ringer or emergency transmission signal from a wireless transmitter can provide a recognition signal to a microprocessor in the security system via the warning notification module. The microprocessor retrieves dog barking sounds stored in memory and provides them to at least one of an amplifier or radio frequency transmitter after the microprocessor receives the recognition signal from the warning notification module. Dog barking sounds can be broadcasted using the wireless transmitter. Processing can be with a time delay after first receipt of the recognition signal. A random module can enable random retrieval of various dog barking sounds from memory for processing. A time out module can disable operation of the microprocessor at a set time after recognition signal receipt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventors: Melisendro T. Ortiz, Luis M. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 8327307
    Abstract: A method and system for eliminating implementation timing with respect to a synchronization circuit. A standard library cell having a pair of clock input pins can be connected with at least two asynchronous clock domains of the synchronization circuit in order to measure a timing signal between the flip-flop latches crossing the asynchronous clock domain. A timing delay with respect to each bit pair of the asynchronous clock domain can be determined utilizing a static analysis approach during a layout phase in order to effectively synchronize the asynchronous clock domain. Each bit pair of the asynchronous clock domain can be checked via a static timing analysis tool in order to thereby improve functional accuracy of the synchronization circuit in a wide range of digital logic designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Krönke, Ansgar Bambynek, Jürgen Dirks
  • Patent number: 8323465
    Abstract: A three-dimensionally ordered macroporous sensor apparatus and method of forming the same. A direct opal film associated with a number of pores can be formed by vertical deposition of one or more nanospheres on a glass substrate. The thickness of the direct opal film can be controlled by concentration of the nanospheres. A mixture of a precursor/monomer of a sensing material and a complexing agent can be filled into the pores associated with the direct opal film, such that the mixture permeates the interstitial spaces between the pores. The nanospheres may then be removed in order to form a three dimensionally-ordered macroporous electrode with an inverse opal structure. Optionally, the sensing material can be coated on an inverse opal backbone structure formed from an external inactive material and utilizing a coating operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Zhi Zheng, Linan Zhao, Marilyn Wang
  • Patent number: 8322730
    Abstract: A hinged rotatable binding system for snowboards that eliminates leg pain while on the chair lift and in movement through lift lines. The binding system includes a base plate which is fixed to the snowboard and a top rotating plate which is mountable to a boot binding harness. A hinge plate connects the base plate to a mid static disk. The binding system includes a latch lever which acts as a hands-free locking system that is mounted through an outer ridge of the base plate and connected to a retractable plunger. The binding system is provided with an internal hinge and a number of friction plates therefore, fewer parts are needed. The hinged rotatable binding system for snowboards is a cost effective and light weight model with simple assembly features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Snowboard Sport Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Kurt Bryce Sorenson
  • Patent number: 8319845
    Abstract: System and method for capturing visual perspectives of live activities at an entertainment venue with wireless in-play video cameras associated with user equipment for transmission to enterprise equipment for processing and broadcast to remote video monitors for display. Video recording can be from more than one entertainment venue or can be more than one wireless in-play video camera. Remote video monitors can be venue-based hand held devices or video monitors used at home. Remote video monitors can include hand held devices and high definition televisions (e.g., HDTVs) including flat panel display screens therein. A user can select from more than one view from video cameras that the user wants displayed on the remote viewer, enabling a user of the remote video monitor to view more than one camera view through the remote viewer at a time/simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Front Row Technologies
    Inventor: Luis M. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 8319973
    Abstract: A interferometric optical gyroscope includes an active resonator comprising a half cavity vertical cavity surface emitting laser (half-VCSEL) operating as one of the mirrors that form the ring resonator. The half-VCSEL includes a bottom mirror stack and active layers formed on the bottom mirror stack and has a surface opposite the bottom mirror stack. Lack of a top mirror stack typically found in a VCSEL prevents the half-VCSEL from lasing, thus the half-VCSEL forms a reflective amplifier for the light circulating in the resonator. A single or multiple external light sources can be used to induce two counter-propagating beams in the resonator. Higher finesse due to the internal gain in the resonator enhances the sensitivity of the gyroscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Wei Yang
  • Patent number: 8320820
    Abstract: A system supports communications of video and data to hand held devices located within a public venue (e.g., sports stadium). At least one pod includes wireless communications electronics and an integrated antennae deployed as a communications node within the public venue and provides data including video through a data network from at least one server to hand held wireless devices located in the public venue. The pod can include a rechargeable power source sustaining self-contained operation of the wireless communication electronics. An optional solar cell can provide electrical power to charge the rechargeable power source. A pod can be embedded in the wall or floor surface of said public venue and can be provided in the form of a core hole plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Front Row Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Luis M. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 8312056
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying a key influencer in a social media environment for enterprise marketing utilizing topic modeling and social diffusion analysis. A user interest profile can be generated by analyzing historical data stored in a database utilizing. A social graph can be generated and an influence measuring process based on the social graph data can be performed utilizing a static diffusion model and a dynamic diffusion model to calculate a set of key influencers. The dynamic diffusion model considers time stamp information to assess an impact of each user communication on the growth of a conversation within a time period. The key influencer can be identified in a specific topic area and a number of total users that can be reached via the influencer within a specific time window can be predicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Peng, Tong Sun
  • Patent number: 8311958
    Abstract: Methods and systems for constructing biological-scale hierarchically structured cortical statistical memory systems utilizing fabrication technology and meta-stable switching devices. Learning content-addressable memory and statistical random access memory circuits are detailed. Additionally, local and global signal modulation of bottom-up and top-down processing for the initiation and direction of behavior is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Knowm Tech, LLC
    Inventor: Alex Nugent
  • Patent number: 8310660
    Abstract: A method and system for calibrating a multiple-beam curvature/flatness sensor in order to provide an accurate media curvature/flatness measurement. One or more flat media sheets are passed through a multiple-beam media curvature/flatness sensor and the timing data associated with the lead edge/trail edge crossing each beam associated with the multiple beam curvature/flatness sensor is used for the calibration of the curvature/flatness sensor system. The unknown variables in the media curvature/flatness equation which takes into consideration of the manufacture and assembly errors of the sensor as well as the media deflection due to gravity can be determined and eliminated in order to obtain a calibrated media curvature/flatness equation. The calibrated media curvature/flatness equation can further be applied in the curvature/flatness measurement in order to achieve accurate measurement results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Ming Yang
  • Patent number: 8300096
    Abstract: Accurate measurements of flight path obstructions are taken from a moving aerial platform. Platform position, including altitude, is combined with dynamic data including target distance and target elevation data to calculate obstruction height or altitude. An optical subsystem on the aerial platform images the obstructions and provides a video stream showing the obstructions. The video stream and aerial platform data are wirelessly communicated to a control terminal where an operator observes a presentation of obstructions and obstruction altitudes or heights. The operator can issue commands to the aerial platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Franklin Abernathy
  • Patent number: 8281010
    Abstract: A disclosed, service management system (50) communicates via wide area network (99) with gateway devices (10), located at respective user premises. The service management system (50) remotely manages delivery of application services by the gateway device(s) (1 On), e.g. by selectively activating or deactivating service logic modules in the gateway devices. The service management system (50) also may selectively provide secure communications and exchange of information among gateway devices (10) and among associated endpoint devices (30). An exemplary service management system (50) includes a router connected to the network and one or more computer platforms, for implementing management functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Prodea Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Ansari, George A. Cowgill, Leon E. Nicholls, Jude P. Ramayya, Ramprakash Masina, Alvin R. McQuarters, Atousa Raissyan
  • Patent number: 8280978
    Abstract: The disclosed examples of a multi-services gateway device (10) comprise application service programming (140) logically positioned on a user premises side of a logical network demarcation forming an edge of the wide area network at the user premises. The programming also defines a logical service provider-user demarcation between the user premises and the application service provider. The application service programming (110, 120, 130) resides on the service provider side of the service provider-user demarcation and only provides a logical application service interface across that demarcation to deliver an application service to an endpoint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Prodea Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Ansari, George A. Cowgill, Leon E. Nicholls, Jude P. Ramayya, Ramprakash Masina, Alvin R. McQuarters, Atousa Raissyan, Robert A. Clavenna
  • Patent number: 8270895
    Abstract: A system, method and/or one or more servers, include a memory (or memories) capable of storing venue-based data comprising video captured from more than one camera located in one or more venues, and one or more processors capable of authenticating one or more remote hand held devices to provide one or more users of the remote hand held device(s) access to the venue-based data. One or more ports is capable of transmitting the venue-based data from the server(s) so that the venue-based data may be received by one or more remote hand held device authorized to receive the venue-based data through one or more wireless data communications networks, in order to permit the venue-based data to be accessible via the remote hand held device(s) by the user(s) of the remote hand held device(s) at locations within or remote from the venue(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Front Row Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Patent number: 8265938
    Abstract: Methods, systems and processor-readable media for providing instant/real-time voice alerts automatically to remote electronic devices. An activity can be detected utilizing one or more sensors. A text message indicative of the activity can be generated and converted into a digitized voice alert. The activity can also be a live utterance (e.g., a live announcement), which can then be instantly converted into a digitized voice alert for automatic delivery in a selected series of languages following the base language (e.g., English). The combined digitized voice alert can then be instantly transmitted through a network for broadcast of consecutive alerts (e.g., English followed by Spanish followed by Vietnamese, etc.) to one or more remote electronic devices that communicate with the network for an automatic audio announcement of the digitized voice alert through the one or more remote electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Verna IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Verna, Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Patent number: 8249000
    Abstract: A method, system and computer usable-medium for prioritizing and controlling the delivery of messages to a mobile client capable of connecting to a network. Data can be collected utilizing an agent associated with a messaging application for the delivery of a message to the mobile client, wherein the data is indicative of one or more characteristics of a network to which the mobile client is currently connected, one or more characteristics of the message itself, and one or more characteristics of the mobile client. The data can be then analyzed, and thereafter a delivery decision is rendered with respect to the message, in response to analyzing such data in order to efficiently control the delivery of the message to the mobile client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Martin J. Gale, Brian M. O'Connell, Keith R. Walker, Jeffrey D. Amsterdam
  • Patent number: 8244105
    Abstract: A method for broadcasting a pre-recorded audio stream together with a video instant replay during a live event being broadcast, comprising, recording, prior to the live event, the comments of individuals who will be participating in the live event, transferring the recorded audio stream comments to an audio bank, accessing the audio stream during the live event, synchronizing the audio stream with a video instant replay of a portion of the live event, and broadcasting the synchronized prerecorded audio stream and video instant replay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Verna IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony F. Verna