Patents Represented by Attorney Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8352871
    Abstract: A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code, includes detecting one of an absence of a virtual universe (VU) occurrence in a VU within a predetermined time period, a special event in the VU and a change of real world status from a previous real world status. Additionally, the method includes determining a VU asset of a VU resident relevant to the VU occurrence, the special event or the previous real world status. Further, the method includes performing an automated asset reduction of the VU asset based on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rick A. Hamilton, II, Neal M. Keller, Brian M. O'Connell, Clifford A. Pickover, Keith R. Walker
  • Patent number: 8347623
    Abstract: A cup seal 21 includes a base portion 21a disposed on a cylinder bore opening portion side of a seal groove, an inner circumferential lip portion 21b extended from an inner circumferential side of the base portion toward a cylinder bore bottom portion and having an inner circumferential surface slidably abutting against an outer circumferential surface of a piston (plunger), and an outer circumferential lip portion 21c extended from an outer circumferential side of the base portion toward the cylinder bore bottom portion and having an outer circumferential surface abutting against a seal groove bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 8352237
    Abstract: A method is implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions. The programming instructions are operable to receive a system architecture model of a system and receive trigger coverage rules. Additionally, the programming instructions are operable to determine system integration test (SIT) coverage for each connection and interface of the system architecture model and select a set of use cases execution scenarios to satisfy the SIT coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kathryn A. Bassin, Steven Kagan, Shao C. Li, Zhong J. Li, He H. Liu, Susan E. Skrabanek, Hua F. Tan, Jun Zhu
  • Patent number: 8347247
    Abstract: A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code having programming instructions tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium. The programming instructions are operable to receive a current waveform of a communication between a plurality of participants. Additionally, the programming instructions are operable to create a voiceprint from the current waveform if the current waveform is of a human voice. Furthermore, the programming instructions are operable to determine one of whether a match exists between the voiceprint and one library waveform of one or more library waveforms, whether a correlation exists between the voiceprint and a number of library waveforms of the one or more library waveforms and whether the voiceprint is unique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Nathan J. Harrington
  • Patent number: 8343868
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a structure which includes the steps of providing a structure having an insulator layer with at least one interconnect, forming a sub lithographic template mask over the insulator layer, and selectively etching the insulator layer through the sub lithographic template mask to form sub lithographic features spanning to a sidewall of the plurality of interconnects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel C. Edelstein, Matthew E. Colburn, Edward C. Cooney, III, Timothy J. Dalton, John A. Fitzsimmons, Jeffrey P. Gambino, Elbert E. Huang, Michael W. Lane, Vincent J. McGahay, Lee M. Nicholson, Satyanarayana V. Nitta, Sampath Purushothaman, Sujatha Sankaran, Thomas M. Shaw, Andrew H. Simon, Anthony K. Stamper
  • Patent number: 8345816
    Abstract: Methods and structures that implement an event counter in a RAM are provided. A method includes providing a count-RAM, a carry-RAM, and a pre-counter corresponding to an event source. A column in the count-RAM and a column in the carry-RAM represent a value of a value of the event counter. The method further includes storing a count of the event counter received via the pre-counter in the count-RAM and the carry-RAM in a transposed, bit-serial format, such that location zero of the count-RAM and the carry-RAM counts the least significant bit (LSB) of the event counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Narasimha R. Adiga, Peter H. Hochschild, Ashutosh Misra
  • Patent number: 8342035
    Abstract: A Coriolis mass flowmeter having at least one measuring tube assembly (1) and at least one mounting assembly (2), wherein the mounting assembly (2) includes at least one bracket (3) mounted on the measuring tube assembly (1) and at least a part of an actuator assembly (4) and/or a sensor assembly (5) supported by the bracket (3) for oscillation generation and/or oscillation compilation so that measuring tube assembly (1) can be excited into oscillation in a reference oscillation plane (X-plane). The Coriolis mass flowmeter oscillation behavior is improved for increasing the quality of measurements by the center of gravity of the mounting assembly (2) being set in the reference oscillation plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Krohne AG
    Inventors: Yousif Hussain, Tao Wang
  • Patent number: 8347307
    Abstract: A method includes monitoring a utilization amount of resources within logical partitions (LPARs) of a plurality of servers and identifying a resource-strained server of the plurality of servers, wherein the resource-strained server includes a plurality of LPARs. Additionally, the method includes determining a migration of one or more LPARs of the plurality of LPARs of the resource-strained server and migrating the one or more LPARs of the resource-strained server to another server of the plurality of servers based on the determining to avoid an activation of capacity upgrade on demand (CUoD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Dawson, Carl P. Gusler, Rick A. Hamilton, II, James W. Seaman
  • Patent number: 8347235
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for providing information during content breakpoints in a virtual universe. The system comprises a placement engine configured to detect a content breakpoint within a virtual universe, which is defined as at least one of a login process, a logoff process, a teleportation, a wait state, and during any point where a user changes information streams in the virtual universe. The system also comprises an insertion resolution engine configured to create a list of prioritized information to present to a user within the virtual universe and an information definition engine configured to present the prioritized information to the user of the virtual universe during the content breakpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sheila E. Allen, Christopher J. Dawson, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 8346958
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling rates for a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) over MQSeries (LoM) server. The system comprises a health metrics engine configured to calculate an actual delay value, at least one LoM server configured to asynchronously obtain the actual delay value from the health metrics engine and place the delay value between one or more requests, and a LDAP master configured to accept the one or more requests and send information in the one or more requests to a LDAP replica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sean E. Aschen, Bahri B. Bali, Catherine Y. Barnes, Gordan G. Greenlee, Dennis L. Hartel
  • Patent number: 8341277
    Abstract: A system and method for providing connectivity to a closed, secure production network, and computer program products for executing the same and, more particularly, to a system and method for creating a virtual network to provide communication with remote tools. The system includes a server configured to create a virtual network for tools in a production facility and provide authentication and tool routing information to a client in order to gain access to the tools in the virtual network. The virtual network isolates each tool of the tools from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Ziyad A. Choudhury
  • Patent number: 8337613
    Abstract: Systems, methods and processes teach by specific examples how the cost of sequestering carbon dioxide (CO2) can be totally offset and turned into profits during coal powered electricity generation from revenue and co-benefits. The process is provided whereby fly ash-carbon mixtures, or de-volatilized coal char, or anthracite coal culm is co-fired in an air-cooled, slagging combustor with limestone or similar slag fluxing materials converts the ash into cementitious slag with properties similar to ground granulated blast furnace slag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Bert Zauderer
  • Patent number: 8336272
    Abstract: A device for locking two building boards connected to one another in a direction (V) perpendicular to a visible side. The device includes a first building board with a lateral edge (I) and a first groove and running parallel to the visible side. The device further includes at least one second building board with a lateral edge (II) and with a second groove and running parallel to the visible side, and a locking element that is placed in the first groove of the first building board to engage in the second groove of the second building board, when both grooves have reached an overlapping position after the connection of the building boards by a vertical lowering movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Prager, Ingo Lehnhoff
  • Patent number: 8341428
    Abstract: A system and method for protecting computing systems, and more particularly a system and method which a dedicated hardware component configured to communicate with a protection program. A computer hardware subsystem includes a memory comprising content. The content is at least a list of files which have been modified within a predetermined period of time. The list of files is a subset of files of a hard drive. A dedicated hardware component is configured to track the files which have been modified and provide a location of the files to the memory. A communication link between the dedicated hardware component and a protection program provides the protection program with the subset of files of the hard drive as referenced by the memory content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Elie Awad, Mariette Awad, Adam E. Trojanowski, Sebastian T. Ventrone
  • Patent number: 8336557
    Abstract: A consumable compressed tobacco product adapted to dissolve in an oral cavity. The compressed tobacco product is formed from a composition that includes at least one tobacco component, at least one flavorant, at least one filler-binder, at least one lubricant, at least one desiccant and at least one glidant. The compressed tobacco products are adapted to dissolve and provide tobacco satisfaction. A method of making a dissolvable compressed tobacco product is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Ashok Kumar, Carolina Marun, Gregory J. Griscik, David R. Golob, Jon Regrut, Suresh Shenoy, William R. Sweeney, Manuel Marquez-Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8334195
    Abstract: CMOS pixel sensors with multiple pixel sizes and methods of manufacturing the CMOS pixel sensors with implant dose control are provided. The method includes forming a plurality of pixel sensors in a same substrate and forming a masking pattern over at least one of the plurality of pixel sensors that has a pixel size larger than a non-masked pixel sensor of the plurality of pixel sensors. The method further includes providing a single dosage implant to the plurality of pixel sensors. The at least one of the plurality of pixel sensors with the masking pattern receives a lower dosage than the non-masked pixel sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Ellis-Monaghan, Jeffrey P. Gambino, Daniel N. Maynard, Richard J. Rassel
  • Patent number: 8335069
    Abstract: An overvoltage protection element with a housing, with at least one overvoltage limiting component which is located in the housing, especially a varistor, with two terminal lugs which are each connected to a respective pole of the overvoltage limiting component in an electrically conductive manner, especially soldered or welded, and with two connecting elements for electrical connection of the overvoltage protection element to the current path or signal path to be protected. In the normal state of the overvoltage protection element, the connecting elements are each in electrically conductive contact with a respective terminal lug. The overvoltage protection element can be produced especially easily and economically by the first terminal lug and the first connecting element being integrally connected to one another and by the free end of the first connecting element which faces away from the overvoltage limiting component being made as a plug-in contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Tegt, Rainer Durth, Christian Depping, Joachim Wosgien
  • Patent number: 8332535
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for providing privacy and limited exposure services for location based services. The system includes at least one module configured to provide fictitious location or route information of a mobile user to selected users or group of users based on a mobile user provided profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John R. Dingler, David C. Olds, Sri Ramanathan, Matthew A. Terry, Matthew B. Trevathan
  • Patent number: D673066
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Dansk Mink Papir A/S
    Inventor: Rudi Pedersen
  • Patent number: D673998
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Wendy Wells