Patents Represented by Attorney Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
  • Patent number: 8346833
    Abstract: A filter and method of filtering modifies the computation order to accommodate horizontal symmetric filtering, and modifies the source operands while modifying the single instruction multiple data (SIMD) computation, so as to eliminate such heavy overhead of transposing a pixel matrix. The filter and method of filtering reformats the equations involved in the prior art to the following equations, thereby acquiring the interpolation results by reducing the required clock cycles to three cycles: acc=a0*(|p0+p5|p1+p6|p2+p7|p3+p8|) acc=a1*(|p1+p4|p2+p5|p3+p6|p4+p7|)+acc acc=a2*(|P2+P3|P3+P4|P4+P5|P5+P6|)+acc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guo Hui Lin, Yang Liu, Lu Wan, Min Zhu
  • Patent number: 8343578
    Abstract: A method and associated structure. A substrate is provided. The substrate has an energetically neutral corrugated surface layer. A film is formed on the corrugated surface layer. The film includes a combination of a di-block copolymer and a stiffening compound. The di-block copolymer includes lamellar microdomains of a first polymer block and lamellar microdomains of a second polymer block. The stiffening compound is dissolved within the first polymer block. At least one lamellar microdomain is removed from the film such that an oriented structure remains on the surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ho-Cheol Kim, Charles Thomas Rettner
  • Patent number: 8345993
    Abstract: A multi-level data encoding system is provided that is operable on a computer. The encoding system includes a data input device adapted to input a data set and store the data set in a database. The system further includes an encoder adapted to encode the data set and separate the encoded data set into two files, wherein each character of the data set comprises a unique electronic footprint. Additionally, the system includes a data field adapted to organize the encoded data set for proper decoding, a master file comprising one file of the encoded data set and an overlay file comprising the other file of the encoded data set. The system also includes a decoder adapted to align the overlay file onto the master file to decode the encoded data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Glenn E Weeks
  • Patent number: 8337229
    Abstract: A connector having a nut-body continuity element is provided, wherein the nut-body continuity element electrically couples a nut and a connector body, thereby establishing electrical continuity between the nut and the connector body. Furthermore, the nut-body continuity element facilitates grounding through the connector, and renders an electromagnetic shield preventing ingress of unwanted environmental noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 8341588
    Abstract: A method of forming and electrical structure. The method includes determining that a first semiconductor device requires an engineering change order (ECO). An additional structure layer required to implement the ECO is determined. A first insertion point location for inserting the additional structure layer within the first semiconductor device is selected. The first insertion point location is associated with a second insertion point location within a design for a second semiconductor device. The second semiconductor device is generated in accordance with the first ECO. The second semiconductor device comprises second structures. The second structures comprise same structures as first structures in the first semiconductor device. The second structures are formed in locations within the second semiconductor device that are associated with locations in the first semiconductor device comprising the first structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Herzl, Robert S. Horton, Kenneth A. Lauricella, David W. Milton, Clarence R. Ogilvie, Paul M. Schanely, Nitin Sharma, Tad J. Wilder, Charles B. Winn
  • Patent number: 8337228
    Abstract: A female equipment port a first portion having a first diameter, a second portion having a second diameter and a threaded portion, a base portion structurally integral with the first portion and the second portion, wherein the first portion axially extends from the base portion, a transition portion axially separating the first portion and the second portion, wherein the first diameter is greater than the second diameter, wherein the first portion, the second portion, and the transition portion are configured to engage portions of a seal member of a cable connector to form a plurality of environmental seals is provided. Associated methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 8341442
    Abstract: A modification method and system. The method includes detecting and monitoring by a computing system, a frequency signal associated with an input voltage signal used for powering a plurality of power consumption devices at a specified location. The computing system compares the frequency signal to a predetermined frequency value. The computing system determines that the frequency signal comprises a first value that is not equal to the predetermined frequency value. The computing system calculates a difference value between the first value and the predetermined frequency value. The computing system compares the difference value to a second value. The computing system enables a load adjustment modification process associated with the plurality of power consumption devices. The computing system generates and stores a report associated with the load adjustment modification process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Jensen Boss, Rick Allen Hamilton, II, Julianne Frances Haugh, Anne R. Sand
  • Patent number: 8338689
    Abstract: An electric instrument music control device is provided having at least two multi-axis position sensors. One sensor is a reference multi-axis position sensor having at least one axis held in a fixed position. Another sensor is a moveable multi-axis position sensor rotatable about at least one axis corresponding to the at least one axis of the reference multi-axis position sensor. The electric music control device also includes a processor in communication with both the reference multi-axis position sensor and the moveable multi-axis position sensor. The processor calculates an angular difference in response to receiving the angular position of the at least one axis of the reference multi-axis position sensor and the angular position of the at least one axis of the moveable multi-axis position sensor. The angular difference correlates to a music effect of an electric instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Telonics Pro Audio LLC
    Inventor: David W. Beaty
  • Patent number: 8337954
    Abstract: A composition and a method. The method including: heating one or more poly(aryl ether ketone) copolymers to form a poly(aryl ether ketone) resin, said poly(aryl ether ketone) resin covalently cross-linked by cyclo-addition reactions of said phenylethynyl moieties; and wherein each of said one or more poly(aryl ether ketone) copolymers comprises (a) a first monomer including an aryl ether ketone and (b) a second monomer including an aryl ether ketone and a hydrogen bonding cross-linking moiety, said moiety capable of forming two or more hydrogen bonds at room temperature, each of said one or more poly(aryl ether ketone) copolymers having two terminal ends, each terminal end having a phenylethynyl moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Anthony DiPietro, Urs T. Duerig, Jane Elizabeth Frommer, Bernd Walter Gotsmann, James Lupton Hedrick, Armin W. Knoll, Teddie Peregrino Magbitang, Robert Dennis Miller, Russell Clayton Pratt
  • Patent number: 8339599
    Abstract: The invention relates to a measuring arrangement for an optical spectrometer, in particular a photon density wave spectrometer, having a measuring chamber, which can be loaded with a sample to be measured, and a coupling-in/coupling-out device which is configured to receive excitation light from a light source and couple it into the sample to be measured in the measuring chamber and to receive measuring light formed in the sample to be measured on account of the excitation light which has been coupled in and to emit said measuring light to a detection device, wherein the coupling-in/coupling-out device has an optical switching device and a plurality of light guide elements which couple to the latter, have a respective optical waveguide and can be connected according to at least one selectable measuring configuration using the optical switching device in order to couple in the excitation light and receive the measuring light according to the at least one selectable measuring configuration, and wherein outputs
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Universitaet Potsdam
    Inventors: Oliver Reich, Hans-Gerd Löhmannsröben
  • Patent number: 8341042
    Abstract: A method and system for uniformly displaying and reporting uniform project completion information, such as uniform earned value measurements (EV), of a large-scale project having a number of individual subprojects. A set of EV Calculation Rules are defined and used as a guide in creating the uniform EVs. The uniform EVs are calculated, then reported. The EV Calculation Rules used to calculate the uniform EVs include an identification of components of the databases required, the locations of these components and the mathematical formulae used to combine these components. On-demand, scheduled and/or event agents implement the rules to create the EV reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Denison Hicks, James A. Martin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8335476
    Abstract: A maintenance method and system is provided. The method includes providing a device comprising a thru state switch and condition circuits. The device is permanently connected between a feed system and an antenna. The device receives a first control signal and disables a connection between the analyzer and the antenna. The device receives additional control signals and enables conditions. The device generates altered responses of the feed system. The altered responses are associated with the conditions. The altered responses are used to normalize an analyzer and the feed system or troubleshoot a communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Erdogan Alkan
  • Patent number: 8336003
    Abstract: A method and a computer system for designing an optical photomask for forming a prepattern opening in a photoresist layer on a substrate wherein the photoresist layer and the prepattern opening are coated with a self-assembly material that undergoes directed self-assembly to form a directed self-assembly pattern. The methods includes: generating a mask design shape from a target design shape; generating a sub-resolution assist feature design shape based on the mask design shape; using a computer to generate a prepattern shape based on the sub-resolution assist feature design shape; and using a computer to evaluate if a directed self-assembly pattern of the self-assembly material based on the prepattern shape is within specified ranges of dimensional and positional targets of the target design shape on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joy Cheng, Kafai Lai, Wai-Kin Li, Young-Hye Na, Jed Walter Pitera, Charles Thomas Rettner, Daniel Paul Sanders, Da Yang
  • Patent number: 8333612
    Abstract: A contact assembly for connecting a cable connector to a tubular center conductor of a coaxial cable includes a contact pin, a core insert, and a guided insert. The contact pin includes a proximal end, an opposing distal end, and an intermediate segment therebetween. The contact pin defines a first internal cavity on the proximal end having an inner diameter. The contact pin further includes a central bore extending from the first internal cavity into the intermediate segment. The core insert includes a proximal end, an opposing distal end, and a support section therebetween. The support section includes an axial section having a diameter greater than the distal end, and the distal end is configured for coupling with the central bore of the contact pin. The guided insert includes a body having a proximal end, an opposing distal end, and defines a central cavity at least on the distal end. The central cavity has an inner diameter smaller than the diameter of the core insert support section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris Natoli
  • Patent number: 8333433
    Abstract: A harness apparatus including a first adjustable harness strap, a second adjustable harness strap, and a retainer apparatus. The retainer apparatus includes a first retainer portion slidably attached to the first harness strap, a second retainer portion slidably attached to the second harness strap, and a braking mechanism configured to prevent the first retainer portion and the second retainer portion from moving along the first harness strap and the second harness strap. The first retainer portion is removably attached to the second retainer portion. The braking mechanism includes a braking device configured to apply resistance to the first harness strap and/or the second harness strap and to hold the retainer apparatus in a stationary position along the first harness strap and the second harness strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Mark J. Friedman
  • Patent number: 8335300
    Abstract: A method for improving user satisfaction with automated response computer driven systems is provided. In one embodiment the automated computer system utilizes a Web browser accessing at least a Web site. In another embodiment, the automated computer system is a telephonic response system with voice recognition and generation capability. In each embodiment the user is first prompted to provide indications of user language usage preferences which are then analyzed and stored in a user profile. Thereafter, subsequent information from the automated system is modified in accordance with the stored user profile before presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan Raymond Hughes, Nishant Srinath Rao, Michelle Ann Uretsky
  • Patent number: 8335299
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for capturing, sharing, annotating, archiving, and reviewing phone calls and related computer video output in a computer document format. The system creates a portable, transferable computer file recording of a phone call & computer video (“phone voice recording,” or “PVD”) that contains attached data to help identify, sort, and archive the file while maintaining the integrity of the file. Another aspect of the invention includes a method of using the system comprising initiating a phone call between two parties; beginning a recording of the call and initiating a PVD for the recording; and terminating the call and creating the PVD for the call. Another aspect of the invention includes a method of accessing a PVD by a user, reviewing and/or modifying the PVD, capturing the modified PVD, and sharing the PVD with another user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Computer Telephony Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Crandall, Todd Lindberg, Skip Welch
  • Patent number: 8334048
    Abstract: A method for forming a conductive elastomer by applying or spray coating a conductive paste onto an elastomeric substrate using a reactive top coat to thin the conductive paste prior to spraying onto the substrate. The use of a reactive topcoat to thin the conductive paste avoids the need for hazardous volatile organic components as solvents to thin the conduct paste and improves the bonding of the conductive paste to the elastomeric substrate once the spray coating is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Mary Krenceski
  • Patent number: 8335714
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying users for advertising. Users, attributes, and first web sites provided by ISPs accessed by the users are identified. First data including content of the first web sites and user time spent thereon are received from ISPs and analyzed to determine first attribute values indicative of user interest. Second data received from ISPs include content of second web sites and user time spent thereon. Second attribute values, derived from questionnaires completed by the users, indicate interest in each attribute by each user. Third attribute values are determined by combining the first and second attribute values. The third attribute values are processed to identify users to which a product or service may be advertised. The identified users are communicated to a service provider or product provider. The first, second, or third attribute values may have missing values, which are determined by correlation and linear regression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Hulikunta Prahlad Raghunandan
  • Patent number: D672734
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Askey Technology (Jiangsu) Ltd., Askey Computer Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-Yung Chou, Jung-Jen Hsu, Ching-Feng Hsieh