Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Salzman & Levy
  • Patent number: 6741744
    Abstract: The invention features a method wherein a recognition environment utilizes pseudo-English as a programming language to extract simple and complex objects with image-and/or map-data as inputs. Based on this human/computer interface in which pseudo-English is a programming language, the object-recognition system has three major logic modules: (1) an input data module; (2) an information-processing module, coupled with the above-noted human computer interface (HCI) module; and (3) an output module that has a feedback mechanism back to the main information-processing and the input-data module. A physical phenomenon (i.e., one that is visible, audible, tactile, etc.) is analyzed by the information-processing module to determine whether it is susceptible to description or articulation. If not, the phenomenon is matched or compared, via the output module, to a known articulatable, physical-phenomenon model and recognizable features are extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventor: Shin-yi Hsu
  • Patent number: 6741778
    Abstract: Optical packages and a method of fabricating same, wherein an active optical device can be located relative to a substrate and coupler. The structure includes a substrate having electrical contact pads and alignment pads with precision aligned through-holes for at least one optical fiber. The optical fibers are supported by a housing, or coupler, having alignment pins that are precision located relative to the through-holes in the substrate and the optical fiber. A die, or active optical device, with one or more active optical elements on a first die surface and electrical contacts on a second die surface, is aligned with the electrical pads of the substrate and the active optical elements. The method incorporates the steps of grinding alignment pins into metallic pads and grinding optical fibers in one pass and then aligning the active optical device and the optical fibers by using the surface tension of conductive adhesive liquid. The fibers are then bonded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benson Chan, Richard R. Hall, How Tzu Lin, John H. Sherman
  • Patent number: 6723927
    Abstract: An interposer provides a high reliability interface between an LGA connector and a motherboard. The interposer includes a stepped spacer for each solder interconnection which prevents the relaxation of mechanical contact force while ensuring the integrity of each solder interconnection. The interposer provides noble metal plated contact pads on a first surface to receive the contact members of an LGA connector, and contact pads for BGA solder connections for attachment to a motherboard. A description of the processes to manufacture the interposer is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: High Connection Density, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhineng Fan, Ai D. Le, Che-Yu Li
  • Patent number: 6724931
    Abstract: The invention features a method wherein a recognition environment utilizers pseudo-English as a programming language to extract simple and complex objects with image—and/or map—data as inputs. Based on this human/computer interface in which pseudo-English is a programming language, the object—recognition system has three major logic modules: (1) an input data module; (2) an information—processing module, coupled with the above—noted human computer interface (HCI) module; and (3) an output module that has a feedback mechanism back to the main information—processing and the input—data module. A physical phenomenon (i.e., one that is visible, audible, tactile, etc.) Is analyzed by the information—processing module to determine weather it is susceptible to description or articulation. If not, the phenomenon is matched or compared, via the output module, to a know articulatable, physical-phenomenon model and recognizable features are extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventor: Shin-yi Hsu
  • Patent number: 6718465
    Abstract: A reconfigurable processor architecture based on unique square recursive order decomposition of partial product matrices is described. This architecture can be easily reconfigured by taking advantage of the locality of data that is produced by the square recursive ordering to compute the inner products of input arrays with four or more options. Each input array may contain sixty-four 8-bit items or sixteen 16-bit items or four 32-bit items or one 64-bit item, with items in either 2's-complement or unsigned form. The processor can be pipelined to output an inner product in one machine cycle, and to complete an inner product evaluation in two to four cycles, which is particularly attractive to high-speed and efficient matrix multiplication applications. The processor consists mainly of an array of 8×8 or 4×4 simple multipliers and at least one adder array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventor: Rong Lin
  • Patent number: 6712527
    Abstract: A package is described that couples a twelve channel wide fiber optic cable to a twelve channel Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) transmitter and a multiple channel Perpendicularly Aligned Integrated Die (PAID) receiver. The package allows for reduction in the height of the assembly package by vertically orienting certain dies parallel to the fiber optic cable and horizontally orienting certain other dies. The assembly allows the vertically oriented optoelectronic dies to be perpendicularly attached to the horizontally oriented laminate via a flexible circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benson Chan, Mitchell S. Cohen, Paul F. Fortier, Ladd W. Freitag, Richard R. Hall, Glen W. Johnson, How Tzu Lin, John H. Sherman
  • Patent number: 6705877
    Abstract: The present invention is a family of memory modules. In one embodiment a memory module with granularity and upgradeability of bandwidth, and a low profile uses 256 MB SDRAM or DDR SDRAM memory devices in chip scale packages (CSPs) to support a memory data bus width of up to at least 512 bits. Each module includes an impedance-controlled substrate having contact pads, memory devices, and other components on its surfaces. In one embodiment, the inclusion of spaced apart multiple area array interconnections allows a row of memory devices to be symmetrically mounted on each side of each of the area array interconnections, thereby reducing the interconnect lengths and facilitating matching of interconnect lengths. Short area array interconnections, including ball grid array (BGA) and land grid array (LGA) options, provide electrical communication between modules and the rest of the system. Thermal control structures may be included to maintain reliable operating temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: High Connection Density, Inc.
    Inventors: Che-yu Li, Sharon Laura Moriarty, Zhineng Fan
  • Patent number: 6697042
    Abstract: A large, efficient, high power collimated backlight assembly has a highly reflective, substantially closed, thin rectangular light cavity containing highly reflective surfaces and one or more light sources. One of the large faces of the cavity is a light exit plate which contains a transmissive, light collimating structure. The cavity side of the collimating structure includes a highly reflective white planar structure containing an array of circular apertures with minimal sidewall absorption. The apertures are centered on the optical axis and located near the focal distance of a closely packed array of hemispherical or spherical lenses located on the outer surface of the collimating structure. Light rays are trapped between the highly reflective surfaces of the cavity, light sources, and aperture walls, until they enter the lenses, which output the majority of rays that enter in a collimated beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Rainbow Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer M. Cohen, Raymond G. Greene, Dean W. Skinner, Douglas H. Strope
  • Patent number: 6692010
    Abstract: A safety sulky for a self-propelled mower. The safety sulky has a chamber adjacent a platform upon which a mowing operator stands. Two, spaced-apart pins that are biased downwardly by a spring can be made to rise above the chamber by two levers. The two, spaced-apart, spring-biased pins can project through the upper surface of the chamber by standing on the levers. The pins operatively engage with, and rise adjacent to, the elongated arm thus intersecting the swing path of the sulky about the connecting arm, limiting its arcuate movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventors: Glenn Johnson, John Pallay, Kevin Mak
  • Patent number: 6693684
    Abstract: The present invention features are series of techniques for designing and assembling of large, robust monolithic and monolithic-like flat panel displays. Many techniques originally developed for creating tiled, flat-panel displays having visually imperceptible seams may be advantageously applied to monolithic structures. These techniques include single-sided wiring, two-sided wiring from opposite sides, segmented row and column lines, and reordering row and column lines in fan-out region. Single-sided wiring facilitates the construction of displays with small outlines. By using these techniques, display sharpness and contrast may be improved. In addition, color and luminance balance and uniformity across the display may also be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Rainbow Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond G. Greene, J. Peter Krusius, Donald P. Seraphim, Dean W. Skinner, Boris Yost
  • Patent number: 6686830
    Abstract: An improved homodyne receiver I/Q receiver for use in RFID and similar applications. The receiver uses a lumped constant network approach to eliminate costly and bulky couplers, circulators and distributed delay lines. A unique single-pole, four-throw ( sp4t) antenna switching arrangement is also provided. The receiver combines small size with improved efficiency and sensitivity to provide a practical, low-cost, hand-held receiver capable of operation over distances of approximately three to five meters. This allows the construction of a hand-held receiver having high performance (i.e., a long reading distance) and good discrimination (i.e., the ability to accurately read closely-spaced tags moving rapidly past a check point). When used with compatible RFID tags, the inventive system may also be used to alter the identification or other information stored within the RFID tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Applied Wireless Identifications Group
    Inventor: Murray Schirtzer
  • Patent number: 6680761
    Abstract: The present invention features designs of pixels and designs of control features for seals on AMLCD tiles optimized for tiling AMLCD flat panel displays (FPDs) which have visually imperceptible seams. The FPD structure has an image view plane which is continuous and remote from the pixel apertures or image source plane on the inside of the tiles. The image is formed on the view plane by a distributed ultra low magnification flies-eye optical system (a screen) that is integrated with the tiles, effectively excluding and obscuring an image of the seams. The innovations described herein minimize the defects on the perimeter pixels by effectively damming the waviness of the front of the seal near the perimeter pixels on the tiles. Dark space required for the seal between the interior tile edges and active regions of the pixels is decreased, as is the space allocated for wiring thereby increasing the feasible aperture ratios near the mosaic edges and all apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Rainbow Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond G. Greene, Donald P. Seraphim, Dean W. Skinner, Boris Yost
  • Patent number: 6668871
    Abstract: A unique wire weaving method using a new wire weaving tool that holds a multiplicity of wires in place during the weaving process. The tool includes a shaft supporting a head with a plurality of wire receiving holes disposed substantially equally thereabout. Normally, a multiplicity of metal wires form a dangling, unwieldy mass of threads and strings, which hamper the weaving process. The present tool allows the wires to be held to the shaft of the tool after they have been bent inwardly from the head, thus locking them in place about the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventor: William J. Bundy
  • Patent number: 6667557
    Abstract: A method for providing a package for a semiconductor chip that minimizes stresses and strains that arise from differential thermal expansion on chip-to-substrate or chip-to-card interconnections. A collar element of one or more elements is provided. Adhesive material connects the collar element to the electric device and to the substrate that supports it, forming a unitary electrical package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Alcoe, Eric A. Johnson, Matthew M. Reiss, Charles G. Woychik
  • Patent number: 6667783
    Abstract: The present invention features a series of techniques for designing and assembling of large, robust monolithic and monolithic-like flat panel displays. Many techniques originally developed for creating tiled, flat-panel displays having visually imperceptible seams may be advantageously applied to monolithic structures. These techniques include single-sided wiring, two-sided wiring from opposite sides, segmented row and column lines, and reordering row and column lines in fan-out region. Single-sided wiring facilitates the construction of displays with small outlines. By using these techniques, display sharpness and contrast may be improved. In addition, color and luminance balance and uniformity across the display may also be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Rainbow Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond G. Greene, J. Peter Krusius, Donald P. Seraphim, Dean W. Skinner
  • Patent number: D484545
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: UNEX Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Howard McIlvaine
  • Patent number: D485021
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Inventor: Linda Marie Gonzalez
  • Patent number: D485399
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventor: Jill Nazimek
  • Patent number: D487782
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Inventor: Kevin M. Watkins
  • Patent number: RE38517
    Abstract: The present invention features a universal, low profile, expandable flow track system that can be drop-load mounted to almost any supporting frame or pallet rack. The flow track system of the invention features a flow track that mounts flush with its end supports, and is infinitely adjustable along both the horizontal axis and depth axis of the storage frame. The flow track is quickly assembled to, adjusted upon, and removed from, the storage frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Unex Conveying Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Pfeiffer, Frank J. Neuwirth