Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Sofer & Haroun, LLP
  • Patent number: 8335307
    Abstract: A directory assistance system includes a request handling module for receiving a plurality of incoming directory assistance requests from requesters and an agent platform for handling the directory assistance requests by providing at least one listing to the requester. A record database stores a record relating to the first request, and includes a first identifier, a time and a listing entry. An incoming request tracking module tracks second incoming directory assistance requests, by reviewing a second identifier associated with the directory assistance request, comparing the second identifier against the first identifiers in the records, and if a record has a matching first identifier to second identifier from request, then, prior to the second request being sent to the agent platform, offering to automatically provide the stored listing entry from the record to the requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Grape Technology Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Faith McGary, Xavier Riley, Michael Bates, Scott DeNardo
  • Patent number: 8328025
    Abstract: A baffle system for use in a clarifier tank, having a tank bottom and a periphery and a substantially vertical peripheral wall bounding the interior of the tank, has a plurality of baffles mounted on the peripheral wall of the clarifier tank. each baffle has an upper baffle surface with a lower end and an upper end. The upper end of the upper baffle portion is coupled to the side wall of the clarifier tank wall. The lower end of the upper baffle portion is disposed. at a substantially 60° angle away from the side wall of the clarifier tank such that the upper baffle surface slopes downwardly and away from the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventors: Earle Schaller, Elaine Schaller
  • Patent number: 8332005
    Abstract: A superconducting electrical cable is specified, which is surrounded by a cryostat (3), which comprises two concentric metallic tubes (4, 5) which enclose thermal insulation between them and is used to carry a cooling medium. The cable has at least one superconductor (1), which is composed of superconducting material, as well as a normal electrical conductor (7), which is composed of normally conductive material and is electrically conductively connected to the superconductor. The normal conductor (7) is arranged outside of but resting on the cryostat (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Frank Schmidt, Rainer Solka
  • Patent number: 8330672
    Abstract: An electronic display arrangement for taking light signals forming an image emitted from a miniature screen (2) and referred to as a screen image, and for conveying them to the eye (O) of a user to enable a virtual image (I) to be viewed, the arrangement having a miniature screen control device having an arrangement for subdividing a source image into N screen images (IE) and in that it includes a mosaicing device (3) having an exit viewport (10) and serving to convey the N screen images in a manner in which they are spatially offset from one another and time shifted from one another at a period (?) shorter than the remanence time of the retina of the eye divided by N, each screen image (IE) being conveyed towards the eye of the wearer for viewing a virtual sub-image (IN), the N resulting and adjacent virtual sub-images together forming said virtual image (I) in full, said mosaicing device (3) being constituted by a light polarization control element (5) and by an element (7) for spatially reconstructing the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventors: Renaud Moliton, Cécile Bonafos, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8325904
    Abstract: A method for providing directory assistance, including receiving at least one request from a requester for an un-listed contact information, where the un-listed contact information is stored in one of a plurality of carrier databases. A request is generated to a third party for the un-listed contact information, where the third party is in contact with the carriers, one of which has the un-listed contact information. A notification is received from the third party indicating that the un-listed contact information has been retrieved by said third party and a message is sent to the un-listed contact information, through the third party, indicating that the requester is trying to contact them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Grape Technology Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bates, Alan Sunners, Faith McGary, Christine Baumeister, Harold Robinson, Xavier Riley
  • Patent number: 8317443
    Abstract: A shear screw has predetermined breaking points in two planes, separated axially from one another, and it has centrally a blind hole extending over a substantial length and having a cross section which is suitable for transmitting a torque to the shear screw by means of a pin-like tool of adapted dimensions which can be inserted into the blind hole. The blind hole extends to about level with the predetermined breaking point which is arranged in the lower region, facing the end face of the shear screw, of the latter and has a strength greater than that of the other predetermined breaking point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Ing Gart Stauch, Volker Markgraf, Rainer Bachmann, Peter Grötsch
  • Patent number: 8314330
    Abstract: An umbilical for subsea installation has a core of at least two longitudinal elements like cables, tubes and solid and/or hollow filling elements and a cover surrounding the core. At least one of the hollow filling elements is provided with several perforations and the cover is permeable for sea water, thereby allowing seawater to fill the interior of the filler elements as well as the interstices between the cable, tube and the filler elements and the cover when the umbilical is submerged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Ragnvald Graff, Einar Mjelstad, Ketil Opstad, Bjorn H. Ramstad, Morten Stensland, Jon Aarstein
  • Patent number: 8314184
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid silicone elastomer composition comprising an unsaturated polyorganosiloxane having at least two unsaturated bonds, a hydrogenopolyorganosiloxane having at least two silicon-hydrogen bonds, a hydrosilylation catalyst, and silica. The invention is remarkable in that the composition further comprises an unsaturated organic polymer having at least two unsaturated bonds, and a cross-linking agent specific to said unsaturated organic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Lorrène Bayon, Christian Koelblin
  • Patent number: 8309495
    Abstract: A method is specified for production of a superconducting electrical conductor which has a ceramic material as the superconducting material. A metal ribbon is formed around a multiplicity of flat strips of a mount which is coated with the superconducting ceramic material, running longitudinally to form a tube having a slot which runs in the longitudinal direction, and whose edges which rest on one another on the slot are welded to one another The tube which is closed by the welding process is then reduced to a diameter which corresponds approximately to the envelopes of all the strips which are located in the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Rainer Soika, Dipl.˜Ing Frank Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8304650
    Abstract: An arrangement for current limiting is specified, using components (4, 5, 6) composed of a superconducting material which are arranged in a cryostat (KR) which comprises two metallic tubes (1, 2) which are arranged concentrically with respect to one another and between which vacuum insulation (3) is fitted, and which cryostat surrounds a free space (FR) for a coolant to pass through. The components (4, 5, 6) each comprise three phase conductors (7, 8, 9) composed of a superconducting material based on rare earths (ReBCO), which are arranged insulated from one another and concentrically with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Mark Stemmle, Rainer Soika
  • Patent number: 8305941
    Abstract: A system for combining a plurality of signals in a wireless communication device employs a plurality of base station duplexers each coupled to a corresponding base station from a plurality of collocated base stations, each base station capable of receiving and transmitting signals in accordance with a corresponding transmission protocol. Each duplexer includes a transmit and receive paths for allowing signals to be transmitted from the base station and further allowing signals to be received by the base station. Isolators are each coupled to a corresponding one of the transmit path of each of the duplexers. Bandpass filters are each coupled to an output port of a corresponding one of the isolator and a combiner receives signals provided by each one of the band pass filters. An antenna duplexer is coupled to an output port of the combiner via a transmit path, where the duplexer provides a combined signal of the collocated base stations to an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventors: Allen S. Cohen, Dennis Nathan, Victor Lander
  • Patent number: 8306377
    Abstract: A loose tube fiber optic cable having at least one optical fiber, a loose tube surrounding the fiber, with the tube having an irregular inner surface. A water swellable powder is provided around the fiber and inside the tube, where the particles of the water swellable powder rest in the irregular inner surface of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: David Keller, Jeff Rosenquist, Robert Pruitt, Allen L. Jones
  • Patent number: 8291940
    Abstract: A flexible conduit pipe for transporting fluids is specified, which consists of two corrugated metallic tubes, an inner tube (1) and an outer tube (2), which are arranged concentrically to one another and are separated from one another by an encircling annular space in which a spacing means is arranged. The spacing means consists of a plurality of rings (4,5) which bear with a basic body (6) against inner tube (1) and outer tube (2) and are arranged at an axial distance from one another in the annular space (3). The rings (4,5) have on their inner circumferential surface a rib (7) which extends in the circumferential direction, corresponds to the corrugation of the inner tube (1) and engages in a respective corrugation trough of the inner tube (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Christian Frohne, Marc Baldermann, Stephan Lange
  • Patent number: 8295466
    Abstract: A user may want to search for relevant information and/or conduct a transaction through an information assistance service. During an information assistance call, the user may return to an information assistance provider multiple times to accomplish the task at hand. To continually serve the user effectively, certain search results by previous information assistance providers are retained for the benefit of a future information assistance provider interacting with the user during the same call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Grape Technology Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary E. Henry
  • Patent number: 8278382
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of preparing a transparent polymer material, the method comprising steps i) and ii) in any order, the steps consisting in: i) mixing: mineral nanoparticles having a form factor strictly greater than 1.0; and a polymer matrix comprising a quantity of at least 80% by weight of a polycarbonate (PC) first thermoplastic polymer and of a second transparent thermoplastic polymer other than the first thermoplastic polymer, in order to obtain a mixture; and ii) heating the polymer matrix to the molten state, on its own or in the mixture; to obtain the transparent, polymer material, the mixture of step i) comprising a quantity of mineral nanoparticles having a form factor strictly greater than 1.0 that is strictly less than 5% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignees: Renault S.A.S., Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique), Solvay SA
    Inventors: Virginie Boucher, Sophie Duquesne, Serge Bourbigot, Didier Sy, Marc Lacroix, Alexandra Roos, Nathalie Cornet, Laure Meynie
  • Patent number: 8280913
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the management of contact information, which may include automatic transfer processes (102,103), automatic update processes, automatic customization processes, automatic delivery processes (1061,1062,1063), automatic storage processes (101), automatic portability processes (106), and/or automatic radial mining processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: James P. Bergin
  • Patent number: 8275430
    Abstract: An arrangement for an electrically conducting connection of a superconductive electric cable with a cable having normal conductivity at room temperature is provided, which includes a passage with an electric conductor surrounded by a thermal insulation. The conductor of the superconductive cable is connected to an end of the conductor of the passage, at whose other end a cable having normal conductivity can be connected. On the end of the superconductive cable intended to connect to the conductor of the passage an electrode is mounted serving the electric field control. At least in the area of the electrode a cryostat is present which surrounds it, which is constructed as a circumferentially closed sheath of electrically insulating material with a vacuum free, thermal insulation. The end of the sheath facing the passage is placed during the state of operation of the arrangement at high voltage potential, while the other end is connected to ground potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Frank Schmidt, Nicolas Lallouet
  • Patent number: 8267433
    Abstract: A plug-in coupling for cryogenic lines is described, having at least two pipes (3, 4, 9, 10) fitted one inside the other like a male/female connection while forming an annular gap (16), in which plug-in coupling the pipes (3, 4, 9, 10) are releasably connected to one another by a flange connection (5, 11) located at their “warm” end, the annular gap (16) between the two pipes (4, 9) is sealed at the “cold” end by an annular seal (7) and at the “warm” end by an annular seal (5d) located in the region of the flange connection (5, 11), and the annular gap (16) is connected to a safety valve (13) in the region of the flange connection (5, 11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Stephan Lange, Christian Frohne, Michele Di Palma, Klaus Schippl
  • Patent number: 8271061
    Abstract: A connection arrangement for connecting together two superconductor cables, each having a central conductor comprising at least one superconductive part, a dielectric layer surrounding said central conductor, a shield surrounding said dielectric layer and a cryogenic enclosure surrounding said shield, the connection arrangement has an electrical splicing device for splicing together the central conductors and stripped dielectric layers of the corresponding shields. This connection arrangement has a covering made of semi-conductive material that is placed between the two shield ends and an electrical connection device for connecting together the two shield ends, the connection device surrounding the covering, being contained in the cryogenic enclosure, and comprising two junction elements each electrically and mechanically joined to a respective one of the shield ends, and an electrical splicing arrangement for splicing together the two junction elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventor: Nicolas Lallouet
  • Patent number: 8267730
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for connecting two electrical conductors (4, 5), comprising a metallic clamp (1) that is designed as a pipe section and that comprises in the wall thereof at least two through holes provided with a thread for receiving clamping screws (2) provided with an external thread. In the pipe section of the clamp (1), at least one central through hole provided with a thread is furnished between the two through holes in order to receive a fixing screw (3) provided with an external thread, wherein the fixing screw has a tapered, approximately wedge-shaped tip (11), which, in the assembled position, lies rigidly against the end faces of the two conductors (4, 5) inserted into the pipe section. The tip (11) provided with an external thread is screwed into a hole (10) of the fixing screw (3) provided with an internal thread, and the external thread of the tip (1) runs opposite to the external thread of the fixing screw (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Gert Stauch, Volker Markgraf, Peter Groetsch