Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Robert C. Klinger
  • Patent number: 8180926
    Abstract: A spoofing module that mimics remote computer resources to optimize system responsiveness and avoid expiration of intentional and unintentional timeouts in extended computer systems. The invention is capable of appearing to the host system and selectively responding to the host system as if it were the actual hardware. The invention includes a throttling mechanism to prevent data over-run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Nuon, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Daniel
  • Patent number: 8178773
    Abstract: A System and method for the creation and performance of enriched musical composition. One aspect of the invention allows a composer to associate content with one or more triggers, and to define behavior characteristics that control the functioning of each trigger. Another aspect of the invention provides a variety of user interfaces through which a performer can cause content to be presented to an audience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Beamz Interaction, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Henry Riopelle, Gary Bencar
  • Patent number: 8164536
    Abstract: A dual polarized variable beam tilt antenna having a superior Sector Power Ratio (SPR). The antenna may have slant 45 degree dipole radiating elements including directors, and may be disposed on a plurality of tilted element trays to orient an antenna boresight downtilt. The directors may be disposed above or about the respective dipole radiating elements. The antenna has a beam front-to-side ratio exceeding 20 dB, a horizontal beam front-to-back ratio exceeding 40 dB, a high-roll off, and is operable over an expanded frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin Le, Louis J. Meyer, Pete Bisiules
  • Patent number: 8137208
    Abstract: An automatic real-time game scoring device and golf club swing analyzer which may include enhanced capability based on GPS parametric and golf course specific information. One aspect of the invention includes the capability to assess a player's swing as a function of ball strike, club information, and length of an actual golf shot. In another aspect of the invention, the device provides for scoring a game as a function of the club used, the shot characteristics, and specific course parameter such as the hole played, game conditions, which may be analyzed during game play, as well as post game. The system presented according to the present invention is capable of adding to an individual's score only actual golf ball shots while ignoring practice swings. For recreational golf, the system allows for user overrides (“whiffs” and “mulligans”) at the golfer's digression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Innoventions Partners, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Ahem, Charles Mollo
  • Patent number: 8136802
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a level compensator in a vacuum system including a fixing tube fixed to a structure, a hollow slider disposed in the fixing tube so as to move in a vertical direction, and a spring disposed between the fixing tube and the slider so as to elastically support the slider, in which a vacuum pump having an inflow port at one end, an outflow port at the other end, and an inhalation hole in a side wall thereof is mounted inside the slider. When compressed air guided to an upper opening in the slider passes between the inflow port and the outflow port and is discharged through a discharging port formed on the side wall of the slider, air is induced to the space inside the slider from the lower portion of the slider, and is discharged along with the compressed air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Pneumatic System Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Ho-Young Cho
  • Patent number: 8128383
    Abstract: A downhole sucker rod pump including a brush disposed between the downhole pump barrel and the well tubing to provide an effective seal which is not damaged during the insertion and/or withdrawal of the pump. The bush has a sufficient density and stiffness, such that it provides a sufficient interference fit between the pump barrel and the well tubing, that which retains its integrity with damage during the insertion and withdrawal process of a deep well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Kenny Pulliam
  • Patent number: 8120324
    Abstract: A system and method adapted to rejuvenate batteries at or near the resonant frequency of the battery. The present invention takes a battery and applies a modulated current charging signal to increase battery performance. A resonant signal is adapted to re-train and adjust battery materials for proper operation. By repeated charge/discharge cycling, battery memory decreases and/or battery capacity increases, thereby improving the battery capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Battery Management, LLC
    Inventors: John Arthur Fee, Brian L. Graham
  • Patent number: 8117372
    Abstract: A hardware/software system and method that collectively enables virtualization of the host computer's native I/O system architecture via the Internet and LANs. The invention includes a solution to the problems of the relatively narrow focus of iSCSI, the direct connect limitation of PCI Express, and the inaccessibility of PCI Express for expansion in blade architectures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Nuon, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Daniel, Joseph Hui
  • Patent number: 8095425
    Abstract: The invention is a business system that incorporates Affinity organizations and secondary affinity organizations to secure subscribers as buyers for affiliate organization products. In one embodiment, purchases are made through a customizable purchasing platform that, when visited by a subscriber, appears to be a web site administered by the subscriber's partner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Larry Morrow
  • Patent number: 8090263
    Abstract: A system for expanding PCI Express (PCIe) compliant signals over a fiber optic medium with no latency. A standardized fiber optic transceiver is adapted to provide an optimal PCIe expansion over a fiber optic medium. Signal buffers are utilized to translate and fine-tune standardized PCIe traffic to a level of low voltage differential signaling (LVDS) that is comprehensible to a wide range of fiber optic transceivers over a wide range of interface bandwidths. The intended use for such a high-speed LVDS buffer is to strengthen and enable PCIe signals over metal (copper) cable or metal printed circuit board (PCB) traces for large PCBs, such as backplanes, server motherboards, etc. By disposing the PCIe buffer used for metal (copper) cable between the PCIe bus and the fiber optic transceiver, one can achieve the signal conditioning and translating required to allow PCIe signals to pass over the fiber optic medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventors: Kip Mussatt, Marius Stefanescu
  • Patent number: 8064433
    Abstract: A scalable switch, a system of switches and methods, configured to sense a carrier at the output of the respective switch. The invention intelligently, and dynamically, controls the connection of a respective switch input to a respective switch output as a function of a carrier being present, or absent, at a selected output. Alternatively, a control plane is adopted to make request to send and acknowledge clearance to send. These control methods operate on a step-by-step manner allowing fast and parallel connectivity to be established to connect a variety of interfaces, including Ethernet, PCI, SCSI, and FibreChannels. The present invention reduces switch cost, energy cost, and switch volume, while allowing scalability of connection requirements, reduction of delay, and promotion of green IT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignees: Nuon, Inc., Arizona Board of Regents for and on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Joseph Y. Hui, David A. Daniel
  • Patent number: 8061679
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a notebook/laptop computer stand adapted to support a notebook/laptop computer and having a recessed surface area portion to sufficiently cool the computer while situated thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Hotwire Development, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Lord
  • Patent number: 8058719
    Abstract: A microelectronic device including a microelectronic circuit and at least one planar flexible lead. These planar flexible leads are adapted to bend and flex during mechanical stress allow direct mounting of the device to a member, and withstand extreme thermal cycling, such as ?197° C. to +150° C. such as encountered in space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Tracy Autry
  • Patent number: 8018042
    Abstract: A microelectronic device including a microelectronic circuit and at least one planar flexible lead. These planar flexible leads are adapted to bend and flex during mechanical stress, allowing direct mounting of the device to a member and able withstand extreme thermal cycling between ?20° C. to +80° C. encountered in terrestrial applications. Advantageously, the microelectronic device is adapted to be both weldable and solderable. The invention may comprise a solar cell diode, which is flexible and so thin that it can be affixed directly to the solar panel proximate the solar cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Microsemi Corporation
    Inventor: Tracy Autry
  • Patent number: 8006406
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for drying and reducing the particle size of malleable material. Preferred embodiments of the invention include a drying apparatus for use with a malleable material, comprising a blower, an airlock feeder, a main line which contains an accelerator, a conditioning chamber, and a dehydration chamber, a polishing line which contains an accelerator, a conditioning chamber, and a dehydration chamber, and a squid line blower for providing pressurized heated air to the apparatus. An alternative preferred embodiment of the invention comprises a method of drying and size reducing malleable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: H. Clay Dingee, IV
  • Patent number: 8003446
    Abstract: A single step packaging process that both melts a solder and also cures an adhesive about a microelectronic circuit. The process finds technical advantages by simplifying packaging of a die that may be coupled to a planar flexible lead, which leads to a lower production cost and quicker manufacturing time. The planar flexible lead may be adapted to bend and flex during mechanical stress and during extreme temperature cycling, and allow direct mounting of the device to a member by easily welding or soldering. The invention may comprise a flexible solar cell diode that can be closely positioned on solar panels at an extremely low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Microsemi Corporation
    Inventor: Tracy Autry
  • Patent number: 7988301
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring heat between an object and a fluid, the apparatus comprising at least one set of elongate members, the elongate members each having a tip for contacting the object. The tips of the elongate members generally make a point contact with the object and allow heat to be transferred between the object and a fluid, often air. A gap is provided between adjacent elongate members to facilitate fluid flow around the object and between the elongate members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Digital Projection Limited
    Inventor: Martin Kavanagh
  • Patent number: 7983027
    Abstract: A notebook computer protection device forming a protective sleeve adapted to securely receive a notebook computer. The protection device is formed of a semi-rigid translucent material having a plurality of access openings permitting both a physical and visual inspection of the notebook computer lateral portions when secured therewithin. The protection device protects the notebook computer when subject to the examination process at airports and other transportation hubs, particularly when subject to the x-ray process at security checkpoints. The notebook computer protection device is light weight, inexpensive, and effectively protects a notebook computer during the inspection process, without requiring the removal of the notebook computer therefrom during the inspection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Charles Lord
  • Patent number: 7983253
    Abstract: A scalable switch, a system of switches and methods, configured to sense a carrier at the output of the respective switch. The invention intelligently, and dynamically, controls the connection of a respective switch input to a respective switch output as a function of a carrier being present, or absent, at a selected output. The present invention provides a switching system that is scalable, and not limited as are Stored Program Control (SPC) type switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignees: Nuon, Inc., Arizona Board of Regents for and on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Joseph Hui, David A. Daniel
  • Patent number: 7980526
    Abstract: A portable desk for use in home and office environments for comfortably and conveniently supporting a portable computer or other electronic device on the lap or knees of a user. The desk has an upper surface on which the computer rests. The desk is supported on the user's lap by a flexible, bowable support member which is repositionable, thus allowing the user to change the inclination of the desk in order to adjust the viewing angle of the computer screen. A flexible tray for an accessory such as a mouse may be inserted in a slot at either side of the desktop. The tray may be reversibly inserted with a smooth, planar surface or a textured, frictional surface disposed facing upwardly. Ventilation is provided through a transversely recessed convex channel in the upper surface and may also include a small, USB-powered fan to increase heat dissipation. Cable management features may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Hotwire Development, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Lord, Thomas P. Muday, Randal Toltzman