Patents Represented by Attorney Sheridan Ross PC
  • Patent number: 8352347
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an asset classification system based on investment strategy. The system determines a number for performance measures and strategy classifications. These measures indicate, in one configuration, an extent to which a security or manager is outperforming or attempting to outperform a benchmark and how successful the security or manager has been based on historic performance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AthenaInvest, Inc.
    Inventors: C. Thomas Howard, Andrew Howard
  • Patent number: 8345825
    Abstract: A diagnostic tool is adapted to include the capability of initiating one or more diagnostic tests, collecting the raw data from the diagnostic test(s) and transporting the raw diagnostic data to an OSS. The OSS interprets the raw diagnostic data and stores the results in a database. The stored results can be searched, sorted, manipulated, analyzed, and the like. The results of any of these operations can then be, for example, displayed to one or more entities such as customer support, network operators, network planners, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Aware, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Wahl, Michael Lund
  • Patent number: 8335271
    Abstract: In a receiver transparent Q-mode, i.e., a Q-mode that is only implemented by a transmitter, the receiver is unaware of the Q-mode state of the transmitter. In this type of Q-mode configuration, the transmitter could enter and exit Q-mode as desired while the receiver, could, for example, continue to function as if operating normally, such as in “showtime.” Through this approach, it is not necessary for the receiver to detect the transmitter's entry and exit of Q-mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: TQ Delta, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos C. Tzannes, Arnon Friedmann
  • Patent number: 8335956
    Abstract: Through the identification of different packet-types, packets can be handled based on an assigned packet handling identifier. This identifier can, for example, enable forwarding of latency-sensitive packets without delay and allow error-sensitive packets to be stored for possible retransmission. In another embodiment, and optionally in conjunction with retransmission protocols including a packet handling identifier, a memory used for retransmission of packets can be shared with other transceiver functionality such as, coding, decoding, interleaving, deinterleaving, error correction, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: TQ Delta, LLC
    Inventor: Marcos C. Tzannes
  • Patent number: 8329024
    Abstract: A method and apparatus measures the presence of total residual oxidant species in aqueous environments. More specifically, the apparatus is operable to measure hypohalites (e.g., hypochlorite and hypobromite) in water containing halide salts using electrochemistry. The apparatus can be a sensor having four electrodes—a reference electrode, a working electrode, and two auxiliary electrodes. The fourth electrode, i.e., the second auxiliary electrode, can be used to generate ionized water near and in contact with the working electrode. The ionized water can clean the working electrode to minimize effects due to scaling or biofilm formation. As such, the working electrode does not need the capability to clean itself. Thus, other elements, originally believed to be unsuitable for use in saline aqueous environments, can be used for the electrodes, for example, gold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: ADA Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kent Douglas Henry
  • Patent number: 8329436
    Abstract: The invention relates to processes that efficiently convert carbon-containing materials, such as biomass, into products in such a manner that the energy, carbon, and mass content of the materials are efficiently transferred into such products. Such methods include converting the materials into at least one intermediate by a biological conversion process and at least one intermediate by a thermochemical conversion process and reacting the intermediates to form the product. Such methods have a chemical energy efficiency to produce the product that is greater than the chemical energy efficiency of a solely biological conversion process to produce the product and that is greater than the chemical energy efficiency of a process in which all of the material is initially subjected to a thermochemical conversion step as part of the process to produce the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Zeachem, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan W. Verser, Timothy J. Eggeman
  • Patent number: 8321021
    Abstract: A stimulation system, an implantable electrode device and a method for operating an implantable electrode device are proposed. A simplified implantation, a simple construction and reliable control are made possible by the electrode device being supplied with energy, and controlled, in an exclusively wireless manner via a time-variable magnetic field. The magnetic field is generated by an implanted control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Universität Duisburg-Essen
    Inventors: Erhard Kisker, Heinrich Wieneke
  • Patent number: 8317709
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for generating accurate and precise ultrasonic images of biological materials or animate objects, such as the cornea and lens of the eye, and, in particular, to an ultrasonic scanning apparatus that can position its virtual center of curvature such that its ultrasonic transducer will emit pulses that reflect substantially perpendicularly from a curved specular surface of interest within the eye. This invention can allow real time imaging of a lens as it accommodates and can better enable researchers and ophthalmic surgeons to develop, fit, implant and diagnose performance of accommodative lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: ArcScan, Inc.
    Inventors: George J. Eilers, Wes Weber, John D. Watson
  • Patent number: 8316669
    Abstract: A mold of a glassware forming machine has a longitudinal plane of symmetry, and two half-molds movable between a closed position and an open extraction position by a powered mold opening/closing device, which has a fixed fastening and supporting structure, two mold-holders, and, for each mold-holder, a respective supporting and actuating arm hinged to the relative mold-holder to rotate about a movable hinge axis, and to the fixed structure to rotate about a fixed hinge axis; the fixed hinge axes being located on opposite sides of the plane of symmetry, and at such a distance from the plane of symmetry that, when the half-molds are in the closed position, the line intersecting the fixed axis and movable axis of each arm extends substantially parallel to the plane of symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Bottero S.p.A.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Armando, Gianclaudio Borsarelli, Carlo Sesia
  • Patent number: 8317697
    Abstract: A tamper proof transdermal alcohol content monitoring device is made up of analog and digital sides which are securely attached to the human subject to be monitored. The analog side has a sampling circuit which draws a measured insensible skin perspiration sample from the skin of the subject and measured with an electrochemical fuel cell. A distance measurement of the device from the skin of the subject and temperature of the sample are monitored along with the transdermal alcohol content, and converted to digital signals which are transmitted to a modem when the monitor is in proximity to the modem. The signals are stored in the modem and uploaded to a central monitoring station. Automatic alerts may be sent from the central monitoring station to a supervising agency. The supervising agency may also access the information through secured dedicated websites via the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Hawthorne, Brian Kirby Phillips, Michael Leonard Iiams, William James Roushey, III, Nolan James Farmer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8313152
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of hydraulically mining of oil sands from a well pair drilled into an oil sands deposit is disclosed. The wells are preferably installed from a protected underground workspace in or near the producing zone. The method of hydraulic mining disclosed herein includes: means of drilling production and tailings injection wells; means of augmenting hydraulic excavation for example by inducing block caving and/or wormholing; means of isolating the underground personnel areas from formation gases and fluids; and means of backfilling the excavated volumes with tailings. In one configuration, production wells are formed and lined with a frangible material, for example, a weak concrete or an inflatable epoxy-impregnated felt tube. Hydraulic mining of the full deposit thickness using a directional water jet bit begins at the far end of the drill hole and continues back in stages toward the well-head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Osum Oil Sands Corp.
    Inventors: Dana Brock, Andrew Squires, John David Watson
  • Patent number: 8308997
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fire resistant composition and a method of making fire resistant cellulosic materials comprising the fire resistant composition. More specifically, the invention relates to liquid compositions, including liquid compositions comprising urea and a boron -containing compound for imparting fire resistance to cellulosic products. The boron-containing compound typically comprises boric acids; borates (i.e., boric acid salts); boric oxides (i.e., any compound containing boron and oxygen), and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: U.S. Borax Inc.
    Inventor: David M. Schubert
  • Patent number: 8286839
    Abstract: A dispensing device for a cosmetic product is proposed. The dispensing device has a valve with a female valve element. The valve element has at least one engagement section for the positive and/or locking fastening of a male valve adapter which can be inserted into the valve element after assembly of the valve. Moreover, at its sealing side, the valve element forms a wall section which is enlarged in its inner diameter in order to permit faster filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Aptar Dortmund GmbH
    Inventor: Bernhard Jasper
  • Patent number: 8284800
    Abstract: Messages transmitted between a receiver and a transmitter are used to maximize a communication data rate. In particular, a multicarrier modulation system uses messages that are sent from the receiver to the transmitter to exchange one or more sets of optimized communication parameters. The transmitter then stores these communication parameters and when transmitting to that particular receiver, the transmitter utilizes the stored parameters in an effort to maximize the data rate to that receiver. Likewise, when the receiver receives packets from that particular transmitter, the receiver can utilize the stored communication parameters for reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Marcos C. Tzannes, Dongjun Lee, Todor Cooklev, Colin Lanzl
  • Patent number: 8276896
    Abstract: A positioning device for chip removing tools includes a tool holder receiver aligned with a positioning mechanism such as an engagement or index groove. A tool holder is aligned with the tool holder receiver at an angular position. A tool is aligned with the tool holder at another angular position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Haimer GmbH
    Inventor: Franz Haimer
  • Patent number: 8277691
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composite electrodes for electrochemical devices, particularly to carbon nanotube composite electrodes for high performance electrochemical devices, such as ultracapacitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Ada Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Wen Lu
  • Patent number: 8276048
    Abstract: A system allocates shared memory by transmitting/receiving a message specifying a maximum number of bytes of memory that are available to be allocated to an interleaver. The system determines an amount of memory required by the interleaver to interleave a first plurality of RS coded data bytes within a shared memory and allocates a first number of bytes of the shared memory to the interleaver to interleave the first plurality of RS coded data bytes for transmission at a first data rate. The system also allocates a second number of bytes of the shared memory to a deinterleaver to deinterleave a second plurality of RS coded data bytes received at a second data rate and interleaves the first plurality of RS coded data bytes within the shared memory allocated to the interleaver and deinterleaves the second plurality of RS coded data bytes within the shared memory allocated to the deinterleaver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Aware, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcos C. Tzannes, Michael Lund
  • Patent number: 8264204
    Abstract: A cell controller with excellent reliability in which noise and soon are suppressed is provided. The cell controller includes, corresponding to the number of cell packs, a plurality of ICs each having a voltage detecting circuit detecting voltages of respective cells of a cell pack in which four cells are connected in series, a switch control circuit controlling conduction and a blocking operation of a plurality of switch elements connected in parallel to the respective cells via capacity adjusting resistors, a LIN1 terminal for inputting control information, a LIN2 terminal for outputting control information, a Vcc terminal and a GND terminal, and a LIN2 terminal of a higher-order IC and a LIN1 terminal of a lower-order IC are connected in a daisy chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Nagaoka, Akihiko Kudo, Mutsumi Kikuchi, Kenichiro Tsuru, Tatsumi Yamauchi, Akihiko Emori
  • Patent number: 8261952
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device (1) for dispensing a liquid (2) without spraying as well as a use of such a dispensing device (1). In order to prevent liquid from escaping after a dispensing process, an outlet that opens towards the environment can be closed by means of a discharge valve (7). Said discharge valve (7) is provided with a valve body (9) which can be moved in accordance with the prevailing liquid pressure such that the discharge valve (7) opens when a minimum pressure is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Seaquist Perfect Dispensing GmbH
    Inventors: Reiker Canfield, Reinhard Neuhaus
  • Patent number: 8240071
    Abstract: An advertising device, where one exemplary use is as a “stripper pole” having associated ad material. The ad material can be placed inside a portion of the pole and be visible through a protective cover, and be dynamic. Additionally, the stripper pole may be in a variety of sizes and shapes and may include lighting, rotating mechanisms, engraving and suspended objects. The advertising device includes a connecting element that attaches to at least one end, and optionally between two ends, with a gap between an inner element and an outer element where advertising material can be placed in the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Pole Positioning LLC
    Inventor: Aaron Montell