Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Rogers & Wells
  • Patent number: 6391920
    Abstract: Male menopause is characterized by significant decreases in serum levels of bioavailable androgens. The administration of antiestrogens to men experiencing male menopause can remedy the relative androgen deficiency in men by stimulating the body's production of testosterone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventor: Harry Fisch
  • Patent number: 6385352
    Abstract: A system and method for reading a two-dimensional image, and for comparing the two-dimensional image to stored data representative of a known image. The optical scanning device comprises a sensor for capturing the two-dimensional image, which sensor includes an LED array for projecting an emitted light towards the two-dimensional image. The sensor also includes a lens disposed forward of the LED array for focussing the emitted light and thereby framing the two-dimensional image. The sensor further includes an optical assembly for focussing an ambient light reflected from the framed two-dimensional image. And the sensor includes a CMOS (or CCD) detector for detecting the focussed ambient light, the CMOS detector including a photodiode array for sensing the focussed ambient light and a processor for processing the ambient light to obtain an electrical image signal. The optical scanning device also compresses the electrical image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Roustaei
  • Patent number: 6372267
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of processing a fat-containing bean, e.g., cocoa beans, for producing solids comprising active polyphenols and/or fat-containing products, comprising extracting the fat to produce solids and fat-containing products. Additionally, the inventive method also provides cocoa compositions comprising at least one active polyphenol, wherein the concentration of the polyphenol(s) with respect to the nonfat solids is conserved with respect to the concentration of the active polyphenol(s) in the bean from which the compositions are derived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Mars Incorporated
    Inventors: Kirk S. Kealey, Rodney M. Snyder, Leo J. Romanczyk, Jr., John F. Hammerstone, Jr., Margaret M. Buck, Giovanni G. Cipolla
  • Patent number: 6372249
    Abstract: The use of liposomal formulations, particularly formulations of positively charged and neutral lipids facilitates cellular uptake of SDI molecules. The transcription and/or expression of SDI-1-encoding nucleic acid molecules is facilitated by constructs that contain intervening untranslated regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Baylor College of Medicine
    Inventors: James R. Smith, David J. Drutz, Deborah R. Wilson, Louis A. Zumstein
  • Patent number: 6359747
    Abstract: Disk formatting pattern methods and apparatus are disclosed. The methods feature forming a magnetic disk format information pattern on magnetic disk media by elevating the temperature of a pattern area and exposing the area to a magnetic field. The magnetic field has a field strength sufficient to alter magnetic properties of the elevated temperature region, but insufficient to substantially alter magnetic properties of disk regions at the disk's ambient temperature. A patterning system is also featured. The system includes a light source assembly, a pattern mask, and a magnetic field source. The light source assembly is arranged to project a light beam toward a surface of a magnetic disk. The pattern mask is arranged in the path of the light beam to produce a pattern image on the disk surface, and the magnetic field source produces a magnetic field at disk surface regions receiving the pattern image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventor: David S. Kuo
  • Patent number: 6357742
    Abstract: A paper conveying mechanism comprises at least one pair of right and left conveying rollers, which are rotated at an identical speed and convey paper, and a driving device. The driving device simultaneously inclines the at least one pair of the right and left conveying rollers toward an identical direction along the surface of the paper, such that the axes of the at least one pair of the right and left conveying rollers are kept parallel with each other. The direction, along which the paper is conveyed with the conveying rollers, is altered easily with the simple constitution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mamoru Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 6360357
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for allowing an end-user to define at run-time the way an object in the system will react to existing operations, or events, that are later performed on the object. In the system of the invention, the end-user can attach to the object code specifying behavior that the user wishes the object to exhibit from that point forward. The code defining the new or additional behavioral features will be interpreted by the applications software so that each time an event or operation is performed on the object, the system will recognize that the object has user-specified behavior associated therewith. The code remains associated with the object. In the system of the invention, there is no need to exit the application software. The new code specifying the desired behavior is immediately callable and executable by the system upon being input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Dassault Systems
    Inventor: Laurent Di Cesare
  • Patent number: 6351739
    Abstract: An Internet billing method comprises establishing an agreement between an Internet access provider and a customer, and an agreement between the Internet access provider and a vendor, wherein the Internet access provider agrees with the customer and the vendor to bill the customer and remit to the vendor for products and services purchased over the Internet by the customer from the vendor. The provider creates access to the Internet for the customer. When the customer orders a product or service over the Internet from a vendor, transactional information transmitted between the customer and the vendor is also transmitted to the provider. The provider then bills the transaction amount to the customer and remits a portion of the transaction amount to the vendor, keeping the differential as a fee for providing the service. As a result of this method, there is no need for any customer account numbers or vendor account numbers to be transmitted over the Internet, thereby maintaining the security of that information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Netcraft Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Egendorf
  • Patent number: 6347983
    Abstract: A method and system for lapping a magnetic transducer using an electrical lapping guide is presented. This includes rough lapping the transducer based on a first signal and fine lapping the transducer based on a second signal from a dummy transducer. The dummy transducer can have electrical properties substantially similar to electrical properties of the magnetic transducer. The first signal can include a stripe height calculated as a function of a reference resistor element and an analog resistor element. The second signal can include lap to reader resistance from the dummy transducer and a stripe height calculated from a reference resistor element and an analog resistor element. The dummy transducer can also provide process noise monitoring capability during lapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Shanlin Hao, James K. Price, Dongming Liu
  • Patent number: 6348773
    Abstract: A scanner determines whether a target is a bar code symbol and, if so, whether that symbol is one-dimensional or two-dimensional. For two-dimensional symbols, the scanner aligns a scanning pattern with the symbol and expands the scanning pattern to reach only to the top and bottom edges of the symbol, not beyond. The scanner also has a microprocessor-control scanning engine that uses a coil to drive a scanning element and pick up feed back signals from the scanning element. A pulse-width-modulated regulator also provides fast and efficient operation for driving the coil. The scanning engine can also be designed to generate a pattern that precesses across the target, and a powerful interface to the scanning engine allows decoding and control logic to work efficiently with and independently of the scan engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dvorkis, Edward Barkan, Harold Charych, James Giebel, Stephen Osterweil, Sundeep Kumar, John Barile, Paul R. Poloniewicz, Anthony D. Biuso, Steven M. Chew
  • Patent number: 6347163
    Abstract: A system for reading a two-dimensional image, and for comparing the two-dimensional image to stored data representative of a known image. The optical scanning device comprises a sensor for capturing the two-dimensional image, which sensor includes a light source for projecting an emitted light towards the two-dimensional image and an optical assembly for focussing light, which may be ambient and or emitted light from the light source, reflected from the framed two-dimensional image onto a CMOS or CCD detector for detecting the focussed light, the detector including a photodiode array for sensing the focussed light and generating a signal therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander R. Roustaei
  • Patent number: 6347333
    Abstract: A Virtual Campus including interactive work plans and administrative resources presented online through a WEB interface. Through the Virtual Campus a learner can communicate with others, create and update an individual work plan, access required resources, store work, and be apprised of Virtual University announcements. While online, learners may create work groups with other learners, use a suite of business tools, interact with a registrar, or open a library data base. In addition, an online Virtual Campus can assess those skills a student has successfully mastered by analyzing progress through the aggregate of course modules completed. Academic and career guidance can be formulated referencing the accumulated detail of the students learning experience. Each software module and element can have a list of skills associated with it. The database of skills can reflect a students capabilities in greater detail than is possible using only a final course grade or grade point average.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: UNext.com LLC
    Inventors: Edwin Eisendrath, Andrew M. Rosenfield, Enio Ohmaye, Patrick Keating
  • Patent number: 6347229
    Abstract: A method for tracking the location of mobile units, comprises providing a plurality of mobile units each having a wireless transmitter and a unique address and at least one stationary base unit having a phase array antenna with antenna elements. A signal including an address is received from at least one mobile unit by the at least base unit via the phase array antenna. The phase difference of the signal arriving at the antenna elements from each mobile unit is measured and the coordinates of the location of each mobile unit are calculated as a function of the phase differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignees: Intech 21, Inc., Secure Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Helena Zelmanovich, Victor Zelmanovich, George Bilenko
  • Patent number: 6346134
    Abstract: A high velocity oxygen fuel thermal spray powder comprising a superalloy having the formula MCrAlY—X, wherein M is at least one metal taken from the group consisting of nickel, cobalt, and iron; X is at least one reactive element taken from the group consisting of hafnium, rhenium, lanthanum, and tantalum; and yttrium is present in levels greater than 1% by weight of the total composition and up to about 6% by weight of the total composition. In addition, the powder may be blended with an agglomeration of M′CrAlY and a ceramic, wherein M′ is at least one metal taken from the group consisting of nickel, cobalt, and iron. The invention offers improved high temperature oxidation, corrosion and creep resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Sulzer Metco (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Lysa Russo, Mitchell R. Dorfman, Kerry LaPierre
  • Patent number: 6338811
    Abstract: A method for producing a substantially smooth surface on a computer disk media comprises providing a substantially smooth master surface. A curable polymer dielectric composition is applied to the master surface as well as the surface of the disk to be smoothed. The master surface is then pressed onto the disk surface and the polymer is cured. The master surface is then removed and the cured polymer forms a smooth surface on the disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Seagate Technology
    Inventors: David Shiao-Min Kuo, Samuel John Falcone
  • Patent number: 6331361
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing and repair wherein a component composed of equiaxed cast or wrought alloys has at least one section joined thereto composed of directionally solidified or single crystal material
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Hickham Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans van Esch, Wayne Greaves
  • Patent number: 6319560
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for coating the outer surface of a workpiece comprises disposing a workpiece in a fixed position along an axis and rotating a thermal spray gun around the axis on a support with a thermal spray thereof directed towards the axis. The powder, fuel and oxygen are rotatably coupling to the gun and the thermal spray gun and the support are moving along the axis while rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Sulzer Metco (US) Inc.
    Inventors: David Hawley, Montia Nestler, Kevin Varley
  • Patent number: 6312753
    Abstract: Cocoa components having enhanced levels of cocoa polyphenols, processes for producing the cocoa components while conserving a significant amount of the cocoa polyphenols, compositions containing the cocoa components or the cocoa polyphenols, and methods of using the cocoa components or the cocoa polyphenols for improving the health of a mammal are described. The cocoa components include partially and fully defatted cocoa solids, cocoa nibs and fractions derived therefrom, cocoa polyphenol extracts, cocoa butter, chocolate liquors, and mixtures thereof. The invention provides processes for extracting fat from cocoa beans and for otherwise processing cocoa beans to yield a cocoa component having conserved concentrations of polyphenols relative to the starting materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kirk S. Kealey, Rodney M. Snyder, Leo J. Romanczyk, Jr., Hans M. Geyer, Mary E. Myers, Eric J. Whitacre, John F. Hammerstone, Jr., Harold H. Schmitz
  • Patent number: 6311221
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods of transmitting modules between a first computer and a second computer are disclosed. At the first computer, a module set is formed by selecting a sequence of modules from a collection of available modules. Each of the selected modules are associated with an application executing at the second computer. The selected modules may then be transparently streamed from the first computer to the second computer. The selection of modules is made in accordance with predetermined selection criteria and is independent of the second computer's execution environment. At the second computer, received modules may be integrated with the executing application. Systems for transmitting modules between a first computer and a second computer are also featured. The disclosed systems include a first computer and a second computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: AppStream Inc.
    Inventors: Uri Raz, Yehuda Volk, Shmuel Melamed
  • Patent number: 6301462
    Abstract: A collaborative learning system and method for implementing innovative criteria fashioned into an electronic learning experience that can be utilized at great distances. Learners can participate in the learning experience asynchronously thereby taking advantage of diverse schedules. A system is provided for offering network based education including software running on a computer or a plurality of computers for delivering educational services online. The network can include an internet protocol network wherein the servers can be accessed via a WEB interface. Software operative with a processor can cause an adaptive assessment tracking the learning style and progress of an individual learner. The system can also be responsive to an online assessment with remediation and guidance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: UNEXT. COM
    Inventors: Brian M. Freeman, Maximilian A. Grant, Edwin Eisendrath, Andrew M. Rosenfield, Enio Ohmaye, Patrick Keating