Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Stern, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
  • Patent number: 8293478
    Abstract: A marker for determining the onset of periodontal disease and a marker for determining the progression stage of periodontal disease, each containing autoinducer-2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi Souno, Hidetake Fujinaka, Junji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8239417
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for creating a report on the basis of a plurality of remote datasets. The system for achieving this includes an intelligence server, connected to one or more tree servers. The tree servers are in turn connected to one or more databases. A user specifies a report to be created by the system. A client, acting on behalf of the user, creates a report definition that is sent to the intelligence server and the tree servers. Each tree server creates one or more segments, or slices, of the report, using the information that resides on the tree server. These slices are then sent to the intelligence server, which aggregates the slices into a tree structure. The tree structure is then converted into a report for presentation to the client. Moreover, the intelligence server receives updates from the tree servers as necessary. To do so, the tree servers and the intelligence server remain in communication for the purposes of passing update messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Armanta, Inc.
    Inventors: Bei Gu, Kenneth Howard, Eric J. Kaplan, Peter Chirlian, Aleksandr Shukhat
  • Patent number: 8028207
    Abstract: A PC BIOS can contain an early memory test that can identify a memory slot containing a bad memory. The BIOS can also contain a program module for using a communications port to report the identified memory slot. The communications port used for reporting is one that can be used without using system memory. In fact, the communications port can be used when there is no system memory installed in the PC. The parallel ports, LPT1 and LPT2 are such communications ports, as are the serial ports COM1 and COM2. An indicator can be electrically connected to the communications port to give a visual indication of a memory slot containing bad memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Caio Villela, Liberie F. Cunha-Neto
  • Patent number: 7711028
    Abstract: A method for spectrally shaping a communication signal is provided. The method comprises generating a plurality of spreading codes, assigning a probability to each of the plurality of spreading codes, and modulating the communication signal by hopping between the plurality of spreading codes such that a time-average proportion of time spent using any one of the plurality of spreading codes is equal to the probability assigned to that spreading code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventor: Ali Saidi
  • Patent number: 7684479
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reconfigurable soft-output bit demapping, reconfigurable for different modes of operation (i.e., different transmitter/receiver configurations) and for different modulation schemes are provided. In an embodiment, a reconfigurable soft-output bit demapping system includes a mode/modulation independent equalizer, a plurality of mode/modulation independent soft-slicers coupled to the outputs of the equalizer, a plurality of mode/modulation independent post-scalers coupled to the outputs of the soft-slicers, and a mode-dependent coefficient calculator. The coefficient calculator generates parameters for configuring the equalizer, the soft-slicers, and the post-scalers according to the used mode of operation and modulation scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Joachim Hammerschmidt
  • Patent number: 7662766
    Abstract: A liquid fabric softening composition comprising an aqueous base, a cationic fabric softening agent, and an emulsified oil which has a refractive index at 25° C. of 1.45 or greater in an amount such that the weight ratio of oil to cationic fabric softening agent is from 1:12 to 1:1, characterised in that the D[4,3] droplet size of the emulsified oil is from 0.4 to 8 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: The Sun Products Corporation
    Inventors: Gary James Peter Ford, Stephane Patrick Roth, Laurent Soubiran
  • Patent number: 7418240
    Abstract: A system for dynamically adapting a communication channel to channel impairments includes a spectrum monitor configured to determine a channel impairment characteristic related to a channel impairment present in the channel. The system includes a system manager configured to determine a quality metric indicative of channel performance for the channel, and adjust one or more operating parameters in a set of channel operating parameters when the quality metric is not within a target range, whereby the communication channel operates in accordance with the adjusted parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Hanna S Hsu, Daniel H Howard
  • Patent number: 7402658
    Abstract: Novel receptor in the TNF family: TRAIN-receptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignees: Biogen Idec MA Inc., Apoxis S.A.
    Inventors: Jurg Tschopp, Catherine Hession
  • Patent number: 7289277
    Abstract: A relay lens is provided in an illumination system for use in microlithography. The relay lens can be used to uniformly illuminate a field at a reticle by telecentric light beams with variable aperture size. The relay lens can include first, second, and third lens groups. At least one of the second and third lens groups can include a single lens. This can reduce costs and increase transmission by requiring less CaF2 because fewer optical elements are used compared to prior systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: ASML Holding N.V.
    Inventors: Lev Ryzhikov, Stanislav Smirnov
  • Patent number: 7216218
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of (micro)computer design and architecture, and in particular to microarchitecture associated with moving data values between a (micro)processor and memory components. Particularly, the present invention relates to a computer system with an processor architecture in which register addresses are generated with more than one execution channel controlled by one central processing unit with at least one load/store unit for loading and storing data objects, and at least one cache memory associated to the processor holding data objects accessed by the processor, wherein said processor's load/store unit contains a high speed memory directly interfacing said load/store unit to the cache and directly accessible by the cache memory for implementing scatter and gather operations. The present invention improves the performance of architectures with dual ported microprocessor implementations comprising two execution pipelines capable of two load/store data transactions per cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Sophie Wilson
  • Patent number: 7189410
    Abstract: This invention provides a fibrin sealant bandage, wherein said fibrin sealant may be supplemented with at least one composition selected from, for example, one or more regulatory compounds, antibody, antimicrobial compositions, analgesics, anticoagulants, antiproliferatives, anti-inflammatory compounds, cytokines, cytotoxins, drugs, growth factors, interferons, hormones, lipids, demineralized bone or bone morphogenetic proteins, cartilage inducing factors, oligonucleotides polymers, polysaccharides, polypeptides, protease inhibitors, vasoconstrictors or vasodilators, vitamins, minerals, stabilizers and the like. Also disclosed are methods of preparing and/or using the unsupplemented or supplemented fibrin sealant bandage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: The American National Red Cross
    Inventors: William N. Drohan, Martin J. MacPhee, Wilson H. Burgess, Hernan Nunez, Manish Singh, Gene Liau, Thomas Maciag
  • Patent number: 7177012
    Abstract: Lithographic apparatus using an array of individually controllable elements in which a fraction of the intensity of the beam of radiation patterned by the array of individually controllable elements is diverted to an image sensor for verifying the quality of the image generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Arno Jan Bleeker, Kars Zeger Troost
  • Patent number: 7090045
    Abstract: An articulate vehicle comprises a first frame disposed at one of front and rear portions of the vehicle and a second frame disposed at the other of front and rear portions of the vehicle. The first frame supports a first transaxle apparatus supporting a first axle. The second frame supports a second transaxle apparatus supporting a second axle. Proximal ends of the frames with respect to the vehicle are coupled to each other through a coupling part so that the first and second frames are rotatable relative to each other around a vertical axis according to steering operation. An engine is mounted on the first frame. A first hydraulic motor is integrally assembled in the first transaxle apparatus so as to drive the first axle. A working vehicle is equipped at a distal side of the second frame with respect to the vehicle. A second hydraulic motor is integrally assembled in the second transaxle apparatus so as to drive the second axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Inventors: Hideaki Okada, Michio Tsukamoto, Robert Abend
  • Patent number: 6658627
    Abstract: The present invention is a system of integrated, computer-based processes for monolingual information development and multilingual translation. An interactive text editor enforces lexical and grammatical constraints on a natural language subset used by the authors to create their text, which they help disambiguate to ensure translatability. The resulting translatable source language text undergoes machine translation into any one of a set of target languages, without the translated text requiring any postediting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc
    Inventors: Sharlene L. Gallup, Peggy M. Andersen, Philip J. Hayes, Eric H. Riebling, Teruko Mitamura, Eric H. Nyberg, III
  • Patent number: 6486127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of reducing serum lipids in insulin resistant subjects comprising administration of synergistically effective amounts of D-chiro-inositol and lipid lowering medications. The present invention provides methods to treat a hyperlipidemic subject with insulin resistance comprising administration of D-chiro-inositol and a lipid lowering compound, either as concurrent single agents or as a combined composition. The methods and compositions of the present invention are particularly efficacious in treating insulin resistant subjects with a fasting blood glucose level of less than or equal to 180 mg/dL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Insmed, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ronald Gunn, Geoffrey Allan
  • Patent number: 6485924
    Abstract: Method for identifying compounds that inhibit cytokinesis, wherein the compounds are tested for their ability to modulate the formation and/or the stability of septin filaments. The compounds are useful in tumor therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Manuel Mendoza, Michael Glotzer
  • Patent number: 6408375
    Abstract: A system and method for performing register renaming of source registers in a processor having a variable advance instruction window for storing a group of instructions to be executed by the processor, wherein a new instruction is added to the variable advance instruction window when a location becomes available. A tag is assigned to each instruction in the variable advance instruction window. The tag of each instruction to leave the window is assigned to the next new instruction to be added to it. The results of instructions executed by the processor are stored in a temp buffer according to their corresponding tags to avoid output and anti-dependencies. The temp buffer therefore permits the processor to execute instructions out of order and in parallel. Data dependency checks for input dependencies are performed only for each new instruction added to the variable advance instruction window and register renaming is performed to avoid input dependencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor A. Deosaran, Sanjiv Garg, Kevin R. Iadonato
  • Patent number: 6407089
    Abstract: A novel class of macrocycles, termed triazatrinaphthyrins, is disclosed having general Formula I: or a solvate, hydrate, ester or salt thereof; wherein R1, R2, R3, Ra, Ra′, Ra″, Rb, Rb′, Rb″, Rc, Rc′, Rc″, Rd, Rd′ and Rd″ are defined in the specification. The macrocycles are useful in the extraction of transition metals, in particular in the extraction of lanthanides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Trinapco Inc.
    Inventor: Martin R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D572613
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Fisco Tools Limited
    Inventors: Michael John Levick, Barry Howard Lee
  • Patent number: D588610
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steve Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer