Patents Represented by Attorney Roeder & Broder LLP
  • Patent number: 8348056
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical waste disposal assembly (1810) for disposing of sharps and one or more of fluid pharmaceutical waste and solid pharmaceutical waste includes a receiver assembly (1851) having a sharps receiver (1815), a waste receiver (1812), and a receiver retainer (1816). The sharps receiver (1815) receives sharps. The sharps receiver (1815) includes a sharps receiver body (1823) that defines a sharps region (1827C). The waste receiver (1812) receives one of fluid pharmaceutical waste and solid pharmaceutical waste. The waste receiver (1812) includes a waste receiver body (1819) that defines a waste region (1827A) that is independent of the sharps region (1827C). The receiver retainer (1816) receives the sharps receiver (1815) and the waste receiver (1812). The sharps receiver body (1823) and the waste receiver body (1819) are positioned substantially adjacent to one another within the receiver retainer (1816).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cactus LLC
    Inventor: David A. Maness
  • Patent number: 8339726
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing a unique identifier for data storage media is disclosed herein. The servo track of the data storage media is encoded one or more times with media manufacturer's data. The media manufacturer's data includes a variety of information including the unique identifier. The unique identifier differentiates among different media manufacturers, different spools or pancakes from which a given media comes from, and different media within a given spool or pancake. The unique identifier scheme is configured to facilitate standardization among media manufacturers while providing error correction and flexibility for future changes in format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Quantum Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Koski, Matthew V. Ball
  • Patent number: 8335413
    Abstract: An optical fiber switch (16) for alternatively redirecting an input beam (14) comprises a redirector (18) and a redirector mover (20). The redirector (18) redirects the input beam (14) so that a redirected beam (46) alternatively launches from the redirector (18) (i) along a first redirected axis (354) that is spaced apart from a directed axis (344A) when the redirector (18) is positioned at a first position (348), and (ii) along a second redirected axis (356) that is spaced apart from the directed axis (344A) when the redirector (18) is positioned at a second position (350) that is different from the first position (348). The redirector mover (20) moves the redirector (18) about a movement axis (366) between the first position (348) and the second position (350).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Daylight Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Dromaretsky, Michael Pushkarsky, Brandon Borgardt
  • Patent number: 8306077
    Abstract: A laser source assembly (10) for providing an assembly output beam (12) includes a first MIR laser source (352A), a second MIR laser source (352B), and a beam combiner (244). The first MIR laser source (352A) emits a first MIR beam (356A) that is in the MIR range and the second MIR laser source (352B) emits a second MIR beam (356B) that is in the MIR range. Further, the beam combiner (244) spatially combines the first MIR beam (356A) and the second MIR beam (356B) to provide the assembly output beam (12). With this design, a plurality MIR laser sources (352A) (352B) can be packaged in a portable, common module, each of the MIR laser sources (352A) (352B) generates a narrow linewidth, accurately settable MIR beam (356A) (356B), and the MIR beams (356A) (356B) are combined to create a multiple watt assembly output beam (12) having the desired power. The beam combiner (244) can includes a combiner lens (364) and an output optical fiber (366).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Daylight Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Pushkarsky, Timothy Day, David F. Arnone
  • Patent number: 8305559
    Abstract: An exposure apparatus (10) for transferring a first mask pattern (29A) from a first mask (26A) and a second mask pattern (29B) from a second mask (26B) to a substrate (28) includes a first mask stage assembly (18A), a second mask stage assembly (18B), an illumination system (14A), a substrate stage assembly (20), and an optical assembly (16). The first mask stage assembly (18A) positions the first mask (26A). The second mask stage assembly (18B) positions the second mask (26B). The illumination system (14A) selectively generates a first illumination beam (32A) that is directed at the first mask (26A) to generate a first pattern beam (38A), and a second illumination beam (32B) that is directed at the second mask (26B) to generate a second pattern beam (38B). The substrate stage assembly (20) positions the substrate (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Williamson, Shane R. Palmer
  • Patent number: 8300214
    Abstract: A method for matching a first OPE curve (700) for a first exposure apparatus (10A) used to transfer an image to a wafer (28) to a second OPE curve (702) of a second exposure apparatus (10B). The method can include the step of adjusting a tilt of a wafer stage (50) that retains the wafer to adjust the first OPE curve. As provided herein, the first exposure apparatus (10A) has the first OPE curve (700) because of the design of the components used in the first exposure apparatus (10A), and the second exposure apparatus (10B) has a second OPE curve (702) because of the design of the components used in the second exposure apparatus (10B). Further, the tilt of the wafer stage (50) can be selectively adjusted until the first OPE curve (700) approximately matches the second OPE curve (702). With this design, the two exposure apparatuses (10A) (10B) can be used for the same lithographic process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Nikon Precision Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Renwick, Steven Douglas Slonaker
  • Patent number: 8282645
    Abstract: A method for guiding a saw blade (22) during preparation of a metatarsal (14) of a foot (10) for a procedure, such as to receive a metatarsal bone implant (20), includes positioning a housing (242) substantially adjacent to the metatarsal (14), coupling an aligner (38) to the housing (242), and aligning a saw guide (30) of the housing (242). The housing (242) includes the saw guide (30) for receiving and guiding the saw blade (22). The foot (10) includes one or more additional metatarsals (142), and the aligner (38) is used to align the saw guide (30) relative to the metatarsal (14) by aligning the aligner (38) to be substantially parallel to and positioned over a longitudinal axis (40) of one of the additional metatarsals (142).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Solana Surgical, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce R. Lawrence, Rebecca Hawkins Wahl
  • Patent number: 8280860
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for deduplicating an incoming data sequence can include the steps of storing signature values for a plurality of data blocklets of a parent data sequence in a deduplication index, sequentially storing signature values for at least some of the plurality of data blocklets of the parent data sequence in a first storage location outside of the deduplication index, determining that a first data blocklet in the incoming data sequence is absent from the parent data sequence, storing a signature value for the first data blocklet in a second storage location outside of the deduplication index, storing a guarded link linking the first data blocklet to the second data blocklet into the second storage location, determining that a second data blocklet that follows the first data blocklet in the incoming data sequence is present in the parent data sequence, the second data blocklet having a signature value that is stored in the first storage location, and copying at least a portion of the cont
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Quantum Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen P. Spackman, Don Doerner
  • Patent number: 8276168
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for increasing data storage capacity of a media library is disclosed herein. The elevation or vertical clearance of a tray assembly included in the library is configured to permit access of data storage media stored near the floor of the library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Quantum Corporation
    Inventor: Christian Allen Todd
  • Patent number: 8256360
    Abstract: A massage table for supporting a person above a surface during a massage includes a table top assembly and a leg assembly. The table top assembly supports the person. The leg assembly is secured to the table top assembly and supports the table top assembly above the surface. The leg assembly includes a plurality of legs. At least at least one of the legs includes (i) a first leg section that is attached to the table top assembly, (ii) a second leg section that is movable relative to the first leg section to adjust the position of the table top assembly relative to the support, and (iii) a section attacher that selectively attaches the first leg section to the second leg section. In one embodiment, the section attacher includes a section stop and a section clamp. The section stop inhibits relative movement between the first leg section and the second leg section. The section clamp also selectively inhibits relative movement between the first leg section and the second leg section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventor: William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 8248135
    Abstract: A circuit (10) includes a circuit input (12), a circuit output (16) and a one or more delay elements (22) positioned between the circuit input (12) and the circuit output (16). The delay elements (22) each include a differential input pair (234), a latch stage (236) and a delay controller (244A1, 244A2, 244B1, 244B2). The delay controller (244A1, 244A2, 244B1, 244B2) selectively apportions current between the differential input pair (234) and the latch stage (236) to achieve a desired delay value for the circuit (10). The circuit (10) can also include a feedback loop (18) that calibrates a DC offset of the delay elements (22). The delay elements (22) can include two or more sets of resistive loads (238A, 238B) and a rate controller (241). The rate controller (241) controls an on/off state of the resistive loads (238A, 238B) to selectively switch between full resistance and half resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yue Yu, Han Bi
  • Patent number: 8241185
    Abstract: A trampoline (10) includes a bed (14), a base frame (12), a bed suspension assembly (16) that resiliently couples the bed (14) to the base frame (12), and a plurality of legs (20) that are connected to the base frame (12) so as to maintain the base frame (12) above a surface (36). The base frame (12) includes a first side frame (22), a second side frame (24), a first end frame (26), and a second end frame (28). The plurality of legs (20) includes (i) a first leg (20A) that is secured to the first side frame (22) and the first end frame (26), (ii) a second leg (20B) that is secured to the first side frame (22) and the second end frame (28), (iii) a third leg (20C) that is secured to the second side frame (24) and the second end frame (28), and (iv) a fourth leg (20D) that is secured to the second side frame (24) and the first end frame (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Funtek USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Masato Ikegami
  • Patent number: 8223456
    Abstract: An exemplary magnetic head assembly for use with magnetic recording media is provided. In one example, a head includes a data island associated with at least one data transducer, the data island having a width along a direction of media transport and a radius of curvature. The magnetic head further includes a mini-outrigger placed adjacent to the data island and separated by a void, wherein a width of the mini-outrigger along the direction of media transport is less than the width of the data island. Additionally, in one example, the radius of curvature of the mini-outrigger is less than the radius of curvature of the data island. The wrap angle of magnetic storage tape to the data island may be less than 3 degrees. Further, the radius of curvature of the mini-outrigger may be less than one-half the radius of curvature of the data island.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Quantum Corporation
    Inventor: George A. Saliba
  • Patent number: 8215641
    Abstract: A trading card game (10) includes a first card (212) having only one immovable section (234). The game (10) also includes a second card (314) including a first section (352) and a second section (354). The second section (354) can be slidable relative to the first section (352) so that the second card (314) moves between a first position and a second position. In the first position, a portion of the second section (354) is unexposed to the players. In the second position, the portion of the second section (354) is exposed to the players, and influences the outcome of at least a portion of the game (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: The Upper Deck Company, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Hacker, Wayne R. Wilcoxen, David S. Smith
  • Patent number: 8197390
    Abstract: A trampoline assembly (10) includes a bed (12), a base frame (14), a plurality of first resilient members (16) that connect the bed (12) to the base frame (14), and a support assembly (22). The support assembly (22) includes (i) a plurality of support arches (26) connected to the base frame (14) and cantilevering upward away from the base frame (14); (ii) a first support segment (28) that is connected to the base frame (14) and one of the support arches (26); (iii) a second support segment (30) that is connected to the base frame (14) and one of the support arches (26); (iv) a support bar (32); and (v) a plurality of support resilient members (34) that connect the support bar (32) to at least one of the plurality of support arches (26). In some embodiments, the plurality of support arches (26) extend around only a portion of the base frame (14). Further, each support arch (26) can be connected to at least one of the other support arches (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Funtek USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Masato Ikegami
  • Patent number: 8190655
    Abstract: A method for converting metadata in a hierarchical configuration within a filesystem from a first format to a second format includes reading metadata that is in the first format within the hierarchical configuration; writing the metadata from the hierarchical configuration into a flat file; and writing the metadata back into the hierarchical configuration, the metadata being in the second format. The method can also include increasing the size of each of a first inode and a second inode within a first inode chunk in the filesystem, assigning the first inode to the first inode chunk, and assigning the second inode to a second inode chunk. Additionally, the method can also include writing a plurality of directory extents from a first location within the filesystem to a second location, each directory extent identifying a location and a length of a contiguous range of directory blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Quantum Corporation
    Inventor: Tim LaBerge
  • Patent number: 8186929
    Abstract: A media storage library for storing a plurality of media cartridges is provided. The media storage library includes at least one media transfer mechanism, and a plurality of storage panels for storing media cartridges, including at least a first movable storage panel. The first storage panel is movable from the first position to a second position, and each storage panel of the plurality of movable storage panels includes at least a first access face for the at least one media transfer mechanism to access the media cartridges. An access space is formed between the first movable storage panel and a second storage panel, and the at least one media transfer mechanism is able to access the media cartridges via the access space and the first access face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Quantum Corporation
    Inventor: Christian Allen Todd
  • Patent number: 8189630
    Abstract: A highly portable, high-powered infrared laser source is produced by intermittent operation of a quantum cascade laser power regulated to a predetermined operating range that permits passive cooling. The regulation process may boost battery voltage allowing the use of a more compact, low-voltage batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Daylight Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rob Marsland, Jr., Timothy Day
  • Patent number: D666836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Eben W. Dobson, III
  • Patent number: D673340
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Eben W. Dobson, III