Patents Represented by Attorney Swidler Berlin LLP
  • Patent number: 7085768
    Abstract: A data storage system for storing a number of versions of a number of objects, the versions of the objects being arranged in branch groups, at least one version of at least one object defines a branch group, and the versions of the objects are stored in accordance with their branch group, comprising: an object branches table including a branch column, an object identity column, a version sequence column and an object data column, wherein data identifying the branch group, the object and the number of versions of the object in the branch group are stored in the branch column, object identity column and the version sequence column respectively, and the versions of the objects in each branch group are stored in the object data column, and wherein the object branches table is arranged such that only one row of the object branches table is provided corresponding to each object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Tim Scott, Denis Michael Goddard
  • Patent number: 7072977
    Abstract: High bandwidth network access is extended to vehicles and passengers on vehicles. The network is extended to a vehicle by way of one or more intermediate nodes, which may be other vehicles or signal relays. In order to acquire the vehicles to which to extend the network, route data is provided to the intermediate nodes and to the vehicles. Computers on-board the vehicles and intermediate nodes determine which pairs of vehicles and intermediate nodes should establish links to form a network based on the route data and link scoring. The vehicles and intermediate nodes then control directional antennas to point at each other based on the route data and the scoring to establish the links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Codem Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn G. Bernard, John M. Gargasz
  • Patent number: 7052276
    Abstract: The invention relates to simulation of effects in a combat environment, wherein personnel, vehicles and buildings are exposed to simulated fire from military weapons. Direct fire and indirect fire are simulated by means of at least one of light rays and radio waves. Effects of attacking fire are registered by means of a target object device, which includes sensors adapted to detect the light rays respective the radio waves and are co-located with the target object (140). According to the invention the target object is associated to at least one protecting object located between the simulated fire and the target object if such object exists in the current combat situation. This enables a consideration to various protecting object— influence on the simulated fire and the effects on corresponding actual fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Stefan Davidsson, Ulf Björkman, Ingemar Emricson, Peter Hermansson, Åke Jansson, Per Klahr
  • Patent number: 7054872
    Abstract: A method for maintaining a system for database management. The method includes recording the addresses of newly created leaf blocks during a split operation on a primary B+tree and maintaining the new addresses in a list as part of primary B+tree metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Souripriya Das, Aravind Yalamanchi, Eugene I. Chong, Jagannathan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 7051037
    Abstract: The present invention provides an efficient method and system of data mining using SQL queries for model building and scoring. The invention provides a database management system having a database containing data, a database engine operatively connected to process the data, a SQL server operatively connected to the database and a data mining tool, whereby the data mining tool is based on a Naïve Bayes model. The SQL server uses the data and the Naïve Bayes model to develop the data mining tool. The data mining tool is located is located in the database management system. The data mining tool has a model building system based on at least one SQL query and training data, and a scoring system based on SQL queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Shiby Thomas, Marcos M. Campos
  • Patent number: 7041721
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a golf ball and to a process for forming a golf ball having at least one layer, where the layer is formed of a polymer blend including a highly neutralized polymer formed from an oxa acid, a thermoplastic resin, and an inorganic metal compound, an organic amine, or a combination thereof, wherein greater than about 70 percent of the acid groups in the polymer blend are neutralized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Kevin M. Harris
  • Patent number: 7041006
    Abstract: Golf balls having a portion or layer formed from a polymeric composite that preferably includes at least two polymers with distinct microstructures. In particular, the balls can include a polybutadiene having at least about 80 percent cis-isomer polybutadiene blended with a polybutadiene having at least about 50 percent trans-isomer polybutadiene. Methods of preparing such golf balls are also recited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Laurent C. Bissonnette, Roman D. Halko, David A. Bulpett, Michael P. Mallamaci
  • Patent number: 7041769
    Abstract: Polyurethane and polyurea compositions for golf balls with improved stability of the curative blend, wherein the curative blend includes a pigment, a curing agent, and a compatible freezing point depressing agent so that the curative blend has a lower freezing point than the curing agent by itself and the blend does not lose pigment dispersion upon solidification and subsequent thawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Shenshen Wu, Kelly J. Gasper, Constantine A. Kondos, Murali Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 7041743
    Abstract: A golf ball comprising a center comprising a polybutadiene having a molecular weight of greater than 200,000 and a resilience index of at least about 40; and a cover layer comprising a polyurethane composition formed from a prepolymer having no greater than 7.5 percent by weight unreacted isocyanate groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Shenshen Wu, Edmund A. Hebert, Laurent Bissonnette, David A. Bulpett, Murali Rajagopalan, Peter Voorheis, Mark N. Wrigley
  • Patent number: 7033286
    Abstract: An improved dimple pattern for a golf ball is disclosed. The dimples may be arranged according to an Archimedean pattern. The dimples may be arranged on the golf ball such that there is no great circle about the golf ball that does not intersect a dimple. Preferred Archimedean patterns include a truncated octahedron, a great rhombcuboctahedron, a truncated dodecahedron, and a great rhombicosidodecahedron. A nonplanar parting line may be used. The parting line may include a parallel segment parallel to the true equator of the golf ball and a plurality of diverging segments that diverge and converge relative the true equator. The parallel segment may be non-collinear with the true equator. The diverging and converging parting line segments may cooperate to form areas that diverge and converge away from the true equator. The size of this area may be designed to not fully surround the biggest dimple or to minimize any undercut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: William E. Morgan, Nicholas M. Nardacci
  • Patent number: 7033532
    Abstract: A multi-layer golf ball and methods for preparing a portion thereof including a core having at least one core layer, a mantle having at least one layer including an amount of reinforcing polymer component and a resilient polymer component disposed concentrically adjacent the core, and at least one cover layer disposed concentrically adjacent the mantle, wherein the layer of the mantle is sufficiently rigid to inhibit the resilient polymer component from substantially altering shape prior to crosslinking. The invention also includes an elastomeric composition including a polybutadiene having a high molecular weight average and a predominantly 1,4-cis content, a free-radical initiator, and a reinforcing polymer component having a sufficiently low viscosity at a mixing temperature to permit substantially uniform dispersion of the polymer component with the polybutadiene and having a crystalline melting point sufficiently low to permit mixing while avoiding substantial crosslinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Laurent C. Bissonnette, Antonio U. Desimas, Samuel A. Pasqua, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7029405
    Abstract: A multi-layer golf ball can be prepared, possessing the performance characteristics of both a solid ball and a wound ball, by selecting the content and thickness of one or more of the layers, wherein the multi-layer golf ball comprises a center, an intermediate layer, a wound layer of tensioned material, and a cover, such that any one or more of the following are satisfied: (a) at least a portion of the intermediate layer includes a thermoset material; (b) the winding includes fiber, glass, carbon, polyether urea, polyether block copolymers, polyester urea, polyester block copolymers, isotactic-poly(propylene), polyethylene, polyamide, poly(oxymethyiene), polyketone, poly(ethylene terephthalate), poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide), poly(acrylonitrile), diaminodicyclohexyhnethane, dodecanedicarboxylic acid, or copolymers or combinations thereof; (c) the thickness of the wound layer is less than about 1 mm; and (d) at least a portion of the cover includes a thermoset material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Roman D. Halko, Brian R. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 7031978
    Abstract: The present invention relates to progress notification systems, computer program products and methods of operation thereof, that reports processing progress of data mining operations at regular periodic intervals. The system comprises: an input/output interface for exchanging information with a network; a memory for storing updated progress objects associated with the data mining operation as a set of data mining algorithms progress in processing; and a processor coupled to the input/output interface and the memory, the processor for performing the data mining operation, the data mining operation implementing the set of data mining algorithms; and generating a notification object for the data mining operation at a pre-determined interval, the notification object based on the progress objects at each of the pre-determined intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark F. Hornick, Pavani Kuntala, Gary Drescher, Chitra Bhagwat, Marcos Campos, Joe Yarmus
  • Patent number: 7025305
    Abstract: An aircraft panel comprising a sandwich construction with an outer skin portion of high strength material, an inner portion of high strength material and an intermediate core material. The core material includes areas with low density core material and a reinforcement grid of high strength material, with longitudinal and transversal grid members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Saab AB
    Inventors: Mats Folkesson, Stefan Thuresson
  • Patent number: 7026395
    Abstract: The disclosed invention provides a golf ball including a core and a cover of at least two layers, wherein the at least one cover layer includes an inner cover layer of at least one ionomer resin and an outer cover formed from a polymer blend including at least one grafted metallocene-catalyzed polymer and at least one ionomer neutralized with a metal cation, and optionally, a non-grafted metallocene-catalyzed polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Dalton, Christopher Cavallaro, Roman D. Halko, Murali Rajagopalan, Kevin M. Harris
  • Patent number: 7022030
    Abstract: A golf club head is disclosed. The golf club head includes a first body member and a second body member. The first body member includes a strike face and a top portion. The second body member is coupled to the first body member and extends away from the first body member in a direction opposite the strike face. At least a top portion of the second body member is camouflaged. A preferred method of camouflage is color differentiation, wherein the second body member is darker than the first body member. Specific color values and club head geometries are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Christopher B. Best, Robert D. Hirsch, Philamon W. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 7023377
    Abstract: The invention relates to remote distance measurement by means of a transmitted noise modulated probing signal (E), whereby at least one of a distance (Y(t)) and a velocity (V(t)) in relation to a signal transceiver (200) is determined. The probing of signal (E) is generated on basis of at least one first noise signal (x1(t), x2(t)). The transmitted signal (E) is presumed to be reflected to the signal transceiver (200) via at least one signal reflecting object in the form of an information carrying signal (e). This signal thus constitutes a delayed and possibly doppler shifted version of the transmitted signal (E). Moreover, according to the invention, a second noise signal (x2(t)) is added either to the probing signal (E) before it is transmitted or to the information carrying signal (e) before information pertaining to the reflecting object is derived there from.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Saab AB
    Inventor: Sune Axelsson
  • Patent number: 7020104
    Abstract: A system and method of individualizing a general broadcast by combining a user identifier with a message and encoding the combination with a user specific code. Also, source identifiers can be added to the encoded combination, and the result again encoded and broadcast via a general broadcast system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Fm Bay
  • Patent number: D519569
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Namco Inc.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kiyono, Masatoshi Takai, Masuya Oishi, Toru Yano
  • Patent number: D522001
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventors: Jonathan Bernstein, Valerie Casey, Harold Huthchins, Luke Williams