Patents Represented by Attorney Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
  • Patent number: 8332747
    Abstract: A method and systems for copying textual objects from source documents into an object document, and for tagging, linking and processing said copied textual portions, including the disclosure of a new type of hyperlinking mechanism, for enabling to identify and trace the sources and the authorship of said copied textual portions or of all textual sub-portions or fragments of text that could be generated from said copied textual portions by editing the object document. The invention can be implemented by means of software implementing the disclosed system and method running on word-processors and web browsers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fernando Incertis Carro, Rita Asuncion Jarillo Sanchez, legal representative, Ghislain Imbert De Tremiolles
  • Patent number: 8332237
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing sample prescriptions electronically and creating a complete data set of information regarding the life-cycle of the sample prescription. In one embodiment, a sample prescription system comprises a management module that stores files corresponding to sample prescriptions. Each corresponding file is linked to a unique sample code. The sample code and linked file together comprise an electronic history of the sample's life-cycle, which is built dynamically over time into a comprehensive code containing all information relevant to a prescribed sample and its path to consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: ITD Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Greenman
  • Patent number: 8328694
    Abstract: A training method in which training coordinator device is in communication with a training transducer integrated in an exercise article. The training coordinator device receives training schedule data, for example, via an internet link, and uses this schedule to prompt and encourage a user in performing training activities in a real time and persistent manner defined in the training schedule by means of a user interface which may take the form of an LED array. The training coordinator device monitors training activities by signals from a suitably adapted training transducer, which may be integrated in an exercise article such as a bicycle etc. Information concerning the user's training activities may be published via an internet link for access by both the user and medical professionals, who may also be the source of the training schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lara Barre, Andres Garcia, Nikolaj Groeneweg, Jillis Ter Hove
  • Patent number: 8332666
    Abstract: A power management method and system. The method includes retrieving and storing by a computer processor, identification data identifying power consumption devices. Each power consumption device receives an input voltage signal and consumes power. The computer processor monitors a power consumption level for each power consumption device. The computer processor disables each power consumption device from receiving and consuming power. The computer processor generates an association list associating each power consumption level with the identification data. The computer processor generates and stores a prioritization list indicating an order of priority for disabling the power consumption devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Jensen Boss, Rick Allen Hamilton, II, Julianne Frances Haugh, Anne R. Sand
  • Patent number: 8332280
    Abstract: A system for performing a method for managing a supplier for participation in trading networks. The method includes: receiving from each trading network a volume commitment consolidating volume commitments for offerings of commodities and services; negotiating with each trading network to supply to customer members of the trading network the commodity or service; storing, for each trading network for each supplier, attributes including start date, end date, services and products offered to the trading network, and payment flow for the commodities and services; offing a trading network package based on negotiations occurring before receiving purchase requests from the customer members, the trading network package including: (i) a value-add service offering to the customer members for a fee, and (ii) a managed package for which a customer member provides a volume commitment and actual purchases are tracked; and negotiating price discount levels for committed levels of demand from the trading networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Theresa W. Broden, Glenn C. Godoy, Jane M. Murphy, Mark A. Musa, Sherry L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8332256
    Abstract: A monitoring method and system. The method retrieving by a computer, first data associated with a marketing plan associated with social networks and second data associated with marketing plan objectives. The computer processor identifies social network effects associated with the marketing plan objectives, business key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with the marketing plan objectives, and social network KPIs associated with the associated social network effects. The computer processor represents a marketing plan measurement model comprising a mathematical relationship between the business KPIs and the social network KPIs. The computer processor monitors changes associated with the business KPIs and the social network KPIs and generates and stores a report indicating the changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kuntal Dey, Natwar Modani, Amit Anil Nanavati, Subramanya Kabbinahithlu Narayana Prasad, Zheng Zhu
  • Patent number: 8329040
    Abstract: A new method for removing ammonia nitrogen in coking wastewater is disclosed in this invention. It comprises steps as follow: introducing coking wastewater into a reaction pool into which magnesium and phosphate are added; adding sodium hydroxide to regulate the PH of the mixture around 9.0-10.5; separating the supernatant and the precipitate after proper agitation and natural precipitation; dehydrating the precipitate and then adding alkaline fly ash, water to the dehydrated precipitate and stirring the mixture; decomposing the mixture with heating and absorbing the ammonia gas thereof produced with acidic solution. In consideration of high concentration of ammonia nitrogen in coking wastewater, this invention aims at quick and efficient treatment. The concentration of ammonia nitrogen in treated water meets the highest discharge standard stipulated in [China National] Integrated Wastewater Discharge Standard (GB8978-96).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nanjing University
    Inventors: Hongqiang Ren, Lili Ding, Tao Zhang
  • Patent number: 8332252
    Abstract: A computer implemented system and method for evaluating the impact of a project implementation within a customer situation allows building a business case model for each category of products to be associated within the project implementation and then consolidating all the category business case models into a final general business case model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marie-Noelle Buisson, Julien Chabrolles, Philippe Tunica
  • Patent number: 8332267
    Abstract: A method and system for adjudicating measurement data in real time and re-adjudicating a segment of an input measurement data stream upon submission of a new adjudication instruction in a service level evaluation system. An adjudication instruction associated with a service level is received. Measurement data including a first measurement data point is received. The received adjudication instruction is applied in real time to the first measurement data point to generate a first adjudicated measurement data point. A service level is evaluated based on the first adjudicated measurement data point. To re-adjudicate the data stream segment, a new adjudication instruction is received and the segment is identified. The input data stream's adjudication is suspended and the stream is queued into storage. The segment of measurement data is retrieved and re-adjudicated by applying the new adjudication instruction. The input data stream's adjudication is resumed afterwards from the queued input stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Melissa Jane Buco, Rong Nickle Chang, Laura Zaihua Luan, Christopher Ward
  • Patent number: 8332813
    Abstract: A service re-factoring method and system. The method includes selecting by a computing system, a first service comprising a first name. The computing system receives a second name for a second service to be generated from the first service. The computing system executes a service refactoring software application, adjusts a granularity of the first service, and generates the second service. The computing system retrieves first traceability links associated with the first service and a first value associated with a first service identification technique. The first traceability links are created within the second service. The computing system generates a second value associated with a second service identification technique. The first service, the first name, and the first value are removed from the computing system. The computing system stores the second service, the second name, the second value, and the first traceability link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ali P. Arsanjani, Ahamed Jalaldeen, Siddharth Purohit
  • Patent number: 8331761
    Abstract: A system and method of controlling the playback of the event stream information of a particular television channel by a digital video recorder (DVR). The DVR is a computer system configured with a hard drive and video decoder/encoder devices. The hardware environment of DVR (100) includes an input interface (102), tuner (105), MPEG-2 encoder (120), MPEG-2 decoder (110), external mass storage device (125), a central processing unit (CPU) (135), internal memory (127), operating system (140), and event stream generator (250). The system and method of controlling the playback function of the present invention is primarily implemented within event stream generator (250). Event stream generator (250) generates a new video stream for playback onto the television by incorporating the broadcasted event stream information into the selected recorded video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Blaine H. Dolph
  • Patent number: 8326828
    Abstract: A method and system for optimizing resource usage in an information retrieval system. Meta information in query results describes data items identified by identifiers. A chunk of the identifiers and a set of meta information are loaded into a first cache and a second cache, respectively. A portion of the set of meta information is being viewed by a user. The portion describes a data item identified by an identifier included in the chunk and in a sub-chunk of identifiers that identifies data items described by the set of meta information. If a position of the identifier in the sub-chunk satisfies a first criterion, then a second set of meta information is preloaded into the second cache. If a position of the identifier in the chunk satisfies a second criterion, then a second chunk of the identifiers is preloaded into the first cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nianjun Zhou, Dikran S. Meliksetian, Yang Sun, Chuan Yang
  • Patent number: 8327430
    Abstract: Generally speaking, systems, methods and media for implementing a firewall control system responsive to remote system information are disclosed. Embodiments of a method may include receiving a data request at a firewall where the data request is associated with a program and determining whether a remote system condition exists for the associated program, where the remote system condition includes a condition to be satisfied based on information received from a particular remote system. Embodiments may also include, in response to determining that a remote system condition exists, determining whether the remote system condition is satisfied based on information received from the particular remote system. Embodiments may also include, in response to determining whether the remote system condition is satisfied, performing one or more firewall actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rick A. Hamilton, II, Brian M. O'Connell, John R. Pavesi, Keith R. Walker
  • Patent number: 8327170
    Abstract: A load management 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 computing apparatuses 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 and analyzes a power demand profile. The computing system enables a load adjustment modification process associated with the plurality of power consumption devices based on the difference value and the power demand profile. 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 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Jensen Boss, Rick Allen Hamilton, II, Julianne Frances Haugh, Anne R. Sand
  • Patent number: 8325476
    Abstract: An electronic device carrier comprising a base and rolling devices. When an electronic device is removed from a receiving chamber of the base, the rolling devices can reduce friction effectively and resilient force of the rolling device can fix the electronic device in the receiving chamber. The electronic device carrier further includes a transmission unit for transmitting data whenever the electronic device is positioned in the receiving chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Askey Computer Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-Hua Huang, Ching-Hui Chang, Ko-Hsien Lee, Ching-Feng Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8322227
    Abstract: A tension testing device for use in a tension test for evaluating the strength of bond between a body and a pin of an electronic device includes a base, a tensiometer, a hanger, and a clamp. The base includes a supporting member and a carrying member, wherein the tensiometer is carried by the carrying member and includes a pulling portion. The hanger is coupled to the pulling portion for underpinning the body and project the pin in the direction of the base. The clamp is disposed on the base, positioned beside the hanger, for clamping the pin. The tension testing device protects the electronic device against test-induced deformation, dispenses with an intricate step of the welding and unwelding of the pin and a test lead, precludes a tension test-induced component of force, manifests ease of use, ensures test stability, and enhances test efficiency and reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Askey Computer Corp.
    Inventors: Xin Shen, Wenxiang Ou, Ching-Feng Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8323053
    Abstract: A connector comprising a connector body attached to a post, the post including a first end portion and an opposing second end portion, and a flange proximate the second end portion, a port coupling element rotatably attached to the post, wherein the port coupling element has a first end and a second end, and a plurality of openings on the port coupling element, the plurality of openings extending a distance toward the first end from the second end of the port coupling element. Furthermore, a method of maintaining ground continuity in a connector comprising the steps providing a connector body attached to a post, the post having a first end, an opposing second end, and port coupling element having a plurality of openings positioned thereon, and biasing the port coupling element in a position of interference with the post is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 8323027
    Abstract: A method and system of teaching success, comprising: instructing student(s) 1) to select at least one Creative Ambition(s) or compelling personal goal (CA?); 2) to identify at least one Thought (T) as in a STARS roadmap for achieving CA?; 3) to ascertain in which thought awareness stage their T for achieving CA? is; and 4) to adjust their pleasure index so that the at least one T that is in a thought awareness stage other than a Willed Action or Willed Inaction is displaced to the Willed Action or Willed Inaction thought awareness stage. CA? may be derived from a Supreme Collective Intelligence (SCI?) or from a collective group of people (SCI). A method and a system, comprising: teaching that a higher Success Ratio may be achieved by de-compartmentalizing success and offsetting intensification of resistance from the Ego by tagging or attaching an intense pleasure or displeasure to achieving the CA?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin W. George
  • Patent number: 8324688
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides ESD protection devices that can effectively cope with electrostatic stress of microchips for high voltage operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Bauabtech
    Inventor: Kilho Kim
  • Patent number: 8325518
    Abstract: A multi-level cell NOR flash memory device includes a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of source regions, a plurality of drain regions, a plurality of source lines, a plurality of bitlines, and a plurality of power lines. The bitlines each have a specific sheet resistance. A specific number of the bitlines are disposed between two adjacent ones of the power lines. Accordingly, the multi-level cell NOR flash memory device is of a high transconductance and uniformity and thereby features an enhanced conforming rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Eon Silicon Solution Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng-Da Liu, Yider Wu