Patents Represented by Attorney Sheridan Ross PC
  • Patent number: 8168262
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a flocked article is provided that includes an elastomeric film and a plurality of flock fibers on a flocked surface of the film. The flock fibers are embedded in the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: High Voltage Graphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Brown Abrams
  • Patent number: 8159969
    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: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Aware, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcos C. Tzannes, Dongjun Lee, Todor Cooklev, Colin Lanzl
  • Patent number: 8122059
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for constructing objects within a cache system thereby allowing the cache system to respond to requested objects that are not initially available within the cache system. One embodiment of the invention caches image files, where the images are divided into components and stored in a format that allows identification and access to the components. The cache system determines that an object, such as an image file, is missing from the cache memory, locates sufficient components from the cache memory and/or external storage, and constructs the object from the located components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Aware, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Abraham Gut, Alexis Paul Tzannes, Edmund Camplon Reiter
  • Patent number: 8116361
    Abstract: An alternative approach to coping with the ever increasing demand for faster communications hardware is to design modems that are capable of operating its speeds at a higher data rate than a speed required for a single port of the standard communication rate for that modem. Basically, by utilizing a resource manager, that directs the data in and out of the various portions of the modem in an orderly manner, keeping track of which of the ports is being operated at any given point in time, a standard single port modem can be reconfigured, for example, at an over clocked rate, to manipulate the data input and output of a modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Aware, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Heller, Edmund C. Reiter, Michael A. Tzannes
  • Patent number: 8104662
    Abstract: A novel inert environment enclosure includes an object inlet where production objects enter the enclosure and an object outlet where the production objects exit. At least one of the object inlet and the object outlet includes both a top-side flow obstructer and a bottom-side flow obstructer for preventing air from entering the enclosure. In a particular embodiment, the top-side flow obstructer and the bottom-side flow obstructer each include a curtain constructed from a flexible fabric having a plurality of individual adjacent fingers. In another particular embodiment, the inert environment enclosure is a nitrogen hood that houses a wave soldering machine. A inert gas nozzle is mounted at or near the inlet and/or the outlet. The inert environment enclosure maintains a positive pressure with respect to the surrounding environment when production objects are passed through the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Flextronics AP LLC
    Inventors: Larry E. Yanaros, Frederick W. Wagner
  • Patent number: 8108914
    Abstract: A security management system that includes a hierarchical security platform, converged IT and physical security management, unified credentialing, credential issuance and incident(s) management. An exemplary aspect of the invention also relates to physical and logical security management and information technology/network security management, with a credential issuance and integrity checking system as well as associated readers and printers of the credential. Still further aspects of the invention relate to obtaining, assembling and analyzing one or more of data, video information, image information, biometric information, sensor information, terrorist information, profile information, and/or other types of information to provide a comprehensive platform for all aspects of security management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Vetrix, LLC
    Inventors: Melani S. Hernoud, Elizabeth J. Pierce, Gregory Reith
  • Patent number: 8103335
    Abstract: A cardiogram waveform correcting and displaying device is disclosed that is capable of facilitating visibility of cardiogram waveforms. A first filtering system 58-1 through nth filtering system 58-n are low-cut filters, each having a first cutoff frequency fc1 through an nth cutoff frequency fcn, respectively. Recognition module recognizes feature values of waveforms related to variation of the waveforms in accordance with any outputs of the first filtering system 58-1 through the nth filtering system 58-n. Judging module 62 selects which of the first through the nth filter is used based on the recognized feature values with the recognition module. A filter which restricts base-line variation is used when the base-line variation is large, and a filter having less influence to waveforms is used when the base-line variation is small. Display controller displays on a display portion output of the selected filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Nihon Kohden Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuji Nagai, Shinya Nagata
  • Patent number: 8102909
    Abstract: Using a known or later developed time domain equalizer coefficient training algorithm, a least square solution for the time domain equalizer coefficients is taken at a starting point and iteratively improved on. In particular, the improvement is directed towards maximizing number of bits per frame loaded over the time domain equalizer coefficient choice. This can be accomplished by maximizing capacity directly rather than setting a goal to shorten the channel and hoping that the capacity will be maximized as a result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Aware, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart D. Sandberg, Arnon Friedmann, Jelena Jovin, Bindu Chandna
  • Patent number: 8097227
    Abstract: Processes are provided for recovering precious metals from refractory materials using thiosulfate lixiviants. The processes can employ heap leaching or lixiviants that include one or more blinding agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Placer Dome Technical Services Limited
    Inventors: Ralph Peter Hackl, Jinxing Ji, Paul George West-Sells
  • Patent number: 8094703
    Abstract: Through the use of a least squares minimization concept, the loop length, the number of bridged taps and length of the bridged taps on a transmission line can be determined from readily available modem data. In particular, the loop length, the number of bridge taps and the length of bridged taps can be estimated by comparing a measured frequency domain channel impulse response of the transmission line to a model of a loop that is comprised of multiple sections and multiple bridge taps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Aware, Inc.
    Inventor: Murat Belge
  • Patent number: 8090008
    Abstract: A system and method that scrambles the phase characteristic of a carrier signal are described. The scrambling of the phase characteristic of each carrier signal includes associating a value with each carrier signal and computing a phase shift for each carrier signal based on the value associated with that carrier signal. The value is determined independently of any input bit value carried by that carrier signal. The phase shift computed for each carrier signal is combined with the phase characteristic of that carrier signal so as to substantially scramble the phase characteristic of the carrier signals. Bits of an input signal are modulated onto the carrier signals having the substantially scrambled phase characteristic to produce a transmission signal with a reduced PAR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Aware, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcos C. Tzannes
  • Patent number: 8076613
    Abstract: The invention depicts and describes a panel heating device (1) for placing in the area of floors, walls or ceilings, comprising an electrically conductive layer (2), another first layer (3), and electrical supply lines (5, 6). The invention provides that the first layer (3) is made of an electrically insulating and liquid-tight material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Ewald Dörken AG
    Inventors: Heinz Peter Raidt, Jörn Schröer
  • Patent number: 8069728
    Abstract: Focusing on the criterion of “Energy save” or “Quiet noise” or other suitable operating parameter and considering the existing limitation of the operation of the electro-dynamic shaker system, apparatus for optimizing the operating condition of the vibration test system is proposed. The apparatus 100 measures the field current and drive current under the state that the desired vibration is fed to the specimen 20, and calculates the necessary force the shaker 1 should supply. Field current is supposed to be varied, and the necessary drive current is calculated based on the necessary force data. Further, the blower rotation is supposed to be varied, and the total power consumption at the coils and the blower is calculated. Also the temperatures of the field coil 4 and of the drive coil 10 is estimated and checked whether within the limitation. Then the optimal operating condition for the focused criterion is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: IMV Corporation
    Inventors: John Goodfellow, Kazuyoshi Ueno, Milan Prodanovic, Koshi Yamamoto, Norihiro Maeda
  • Patent number: 8062254
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein generally describe a medication delivery system. The medication delivery system includes a barrel, a plunger assembly, a dosage selection device, and a force producing element. The plunger assembly is disposed within the barrel. The force producing element can force the plunger assembly from the barrel. The user can select one or two or more dosages with a dosage selection device. The user selects the dosage; then the medication delivery system delivers the same dosage repeatedly. Further, with the force producing element, the user need only depress the plunger assembly into the barrel and does not need to extract the plunger assembly. This allows the user to use only one hand with the medication delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: MacLean, LLC
    Inventor: Rebecca MacLean
  • Patent number: 8063316
    Abstract: In accordance with a first embodiment, the present invention provides a circuit substrate comprising a first surface; a second surface; a first via having a first end near said first surface and a second end near said second surface; a second via having a first end near said first surface and a second end near said second surface; a first conductive element electrically coupling said first end of said first via and said first end of said second via; a second conductive element electrically coupling said second end of said first via and said second end of said second via; an input signal line coupled to said first via; and an output signal line coupled to said second via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Flextronics AP LLC
    Inventor: Dan Gorcea
  • Patent number: 7985591
    Abstract: The present invention relates to: parasitic helminth cuticlin proteins; parasitic helminth cuticlin nucleic acid molecules, including those that encode such cuticlin proteins; antibodies raised against such cuticlin proteins; and compounds that inhibit parasitic helminth cuticlin activity. The present invention also includes methods to obtain such proteins, nucleic acid molecules, antibodies, and inhibitory compounds. Also included in the present invention are therapeutic compositions comprising such proteins, nucleic acid molecules, antibodies and/or inhibitory compounds as well as the use of such therapeutic compositions to protect animals from diseases caused by parasitic helminths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Heska Corporation
    Inventors: Ramaswamy Chandrashekar, Tony H. Morales
  • Patent number: 7964379
    Abstract: A process for producing ethanol including a combination of biochemical and synthetic conversions results in high yield ethanol production with concurrent production of high value coproducts. An acetic acid intermediate is produced from carbohydrates, such as corn, using enzymatic milling and fermentation steps, followed by conversion of the acetic acid into ethanol using esterification and hydrogenation reactions. Coproducts can include corn oil, and high protein animal feed containing the biomass produced in the fermentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: ZeaChem, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Verser, Timothy J. Eggeman
  • Patent number: 7935495
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the detection of early renal disease in animals. The method includes the steps of (a) obtaining a sample from an animal to be tested and (b) determining the amount of albumin in the sample. An amount of albumin in the range of from 10 ?g/ml to about 300 ?g/ml indicates the presence of early renal disease. The present invention also provides antibodies to canine, feline and equine albumin which can be used to detect the presence of early renal disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Heska Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas McDonald, Wayne Arthur Jensen, Annika Weber, Janet S. Andrews
  • Patent number: D645141
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Gliders, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Wills, John Addison
  • Patent number: RE43147
    Abstract: A surveillance system having at least one primary video camera for translating real images of a zone into electronic video signals at a first level of resolution. The system includes means for sampling movements of an individual or individuals located within the zone from the video signal output from at least one video camera. Video signals of sampled movements of the individual is electronically compared with known characteristics of movements which are indicative of individuals having a criminal intent. The level of criminal intent of the individual or individuals is then determined and an appropriate alarm signal is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Prophet Productions, LLC
    Inventor: David G. Aviv