Patents Represented by Attorney Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP
  • Patent number: 6981927
    Abstract: An improved mold and method of making a golf ball product is disclosed. The mold parts are flared outward towards the parting line, which creates a golf ball product having a flared area around the equator. The flared area is provided to facilitate post-mold processing steps, particularly buffing. Dimples are formed on the outer surface of the golf ball product, including the flared area. The flared area is removed, resulting in a spherical outer surface having uniform dimples throughout, including the equatorial region. Thus, the flared area allows for more an improved post-buff golf ball product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Steven Aoyama
  • Patent number: 6893361
    Abstract: The invention includes a golf ball having a center, a hoop-stress layer of high tensile elastic modulus material wrapped or wound about the core, at least one layer of a resilient elastomeric material, and a cover of at least one layer. The center in the golf ball can be a fluid with an encapsulating shell or a solid. A binding material can be used in conjunction with the hoop-stress layer to facilitate positioning of the hoop-stress layer around the center for easier manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: William E. Morgan, Roman D. Halko, Emanuel Vieira
  • Patent number: 6884182
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a golf ball which comprises a core, a cover and at least one improved intermediate layer disposed between core and the cover. The intermediate layer a composite of at least two dissimilar materials that is radially oriented and transversely isotropic so that the layer provides unique performance properties when the ball is struck with different clubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Nicholas Nardacci
  • Patent number: 6885637
    Abstract: In an ATM satellite communication system, congestion parameters for the downlink from the satellite are measured in the satellite and are broadcast to the downlink terminals or to the downlink and uplink terminals linked by virtual channels extending through the satellite. At a downlink terminal or uplink terminal, the parameters broadcast from the satellite are used to calculate an explicit rate for a virtual channel in the downlink. The explicit rate calculated at the terminal is used by the source for the virtual channel to determine the rate of transmission of Available Bit Rate cells on the virtual channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Bae Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Inc.
    Inventor: William M. Shvodian
  • Patent number: 6867279
    Abstract: A golf ball comprising a layer including a saturated polyurethane composition formed of a saturated prepolymer and a saturated curing agent, wherein the layer may be casted as an outer cover, formed as an intermediate layer, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Shenshen Wu
  • Patent number: 6864744
    Abstract: The invention concerns an amplifier circuit which comprises an amplifier unit (210) arranged to receive an input signal, to influence the amplification of this input signal and to transmit an output signal. The amplifier circuit also comprises a first control unit (210) and a second control unit (220). Those control units receive said output signal. Furthermore, the amplifier circuit comprises a selector unit (240) which is arranged to receive first and second control signals from the control units (310, 220). The selector unit (240) is arranged to control the amplification of the amplifier unit (201) in accordance with that one of said first and second control signals which gives the lowest amplification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Transmode Systems AB
    Inventor: Gunnar Forsberg
  • Patent number: 6851901
    Abstract: The invention refers to a tool (1), a machine tool, and a method for cutting machining of a workpiece. The tool includes a mounting portion (5) for mounting of the tool in the machine tool, a tool shaft (7), which has a first inner end (7?), connected to the mounting portion (5), a longitudinal center axis (a), which extends through the mounting portion and the tool shaft, and a main cutting edge (9) on the tool shaft. The main cutting edge (9) has an extension in an axial direction along an imaginary envelope surface, which is concentric to the center axis (a) and located radially outside an outer periphery surface of the tool shaft (7). The main cutting edge (9) is arranged to permit cutting engagement with said workpiece when the tool is rotated around the longitudinal center axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Saab AB
    Inventor: Nils-Erik Havskog
  • Patent number: 6850129
    Abstract: A device for a coaxial connection that is intended to connect a coaxial cable (6) to the conductive pattern (3a) of a circuit board and contains an outer conductor (1) with an inner conductor (4) that is insulated relative thereto. The device contains a longitudinal coupling element (8) that is axially slidably mounted in a recess (4a) in the inner conductor (4;6a) and arranged so as to be in capacitive communication with the inner conductor (4;6a) and connected to the conductive pattern (3a). A layer (7) of insulating material is arranged between the coupling element (8) and the recess (4a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: SAAB Ericsson AB
    Inventor: Anders Lagerstedt
  • Patent number: 6849007
    Abstract: A golf ball having a dimpled surface that is subdivided into two or more distinct regions wherein different dimple placement schemes are used in different regions. A preferred embodiment has polar regions dimpled according to an octahedral-based dimple pattern and the equatorial region dimpled according to an icosahedron-based dimple pattern. This preferred embodiment has dimples of varying sizes and has 388 total dimples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: William E. Morgan, Steven Aoyama
  • Patent number: 6848835
    Abstract: The invention concerns a contact device that comprises a carrier member (10), a receiving unit (12) for receiving at least one optical fibre (14), a control circuit (16) that includes a converter for converting optical signals to electrical signals and vice versa and a first contact member (18) connected to the control circuit (16) and designed such that a second contact member may be connected to the first contact member (18) for conducting electrical signals from and to the first contact member (18). The receiving unit (12), the control circuit (16) and the first contact member (18) are fixed relative to the carrier member (10). The contact device is designed to be fixable at a structural element (20) in a room (22) or other part (22) of a building. The invention also concerns a use of the contact device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Transmode Systems AB
    Inventor: Lars Bodén
  • Patent number: 6845162
    Abstract: The invention refers to a device for sound control in a space (2) with a sound field from at least one sound source (3). The device includes a pulse sensor (5), which provides a pulse signal from the sound source (3). Moreover, the device includes a number of sound influencing members (8) for reducing the sound field in the space (2) and a number of sound sensors (9), which sense the actual sound field in the space and provide an error signal. A control unit includes a signal supplied device (11, 12), which receives a pulse signal and supplies a first signal to an adaptive filter (15). The filter has a number of filter coefficients and generates a drive signal for each sound influencing member (8). The signals supply device also supplies second signals to a calculating member (24), which calculates the value of the filter coefficients by the second signals and the error signals for updating the adaptive filter (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: A2 Acoustics AB
    Inventors: Urban Emborg, Mats Gustavsson, Siv Leth, Fredrik Samuelsson
  • Patent number: 6844384
    Abstract: A golf ball and process for forming a golf ball having at least one layer, where the layer is formed of a polymer blend comprising a thermoplastic component having a flexural modulus of about 60,000 psi or greater and at least one oxa ester, oxa acid, or a combination thereof. The thermoplastic component may be a high acid acid ionomer or a saponified ionomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Kevin Harris
  • Patent number: 6839138
    Abstract: An automated game ball inspection apparatus and system for determining quality of surface treatments applied to the surface of game balls. The inspection system includes an imaging system including a detector for creating and providing an image signal of the ball being inspected to an analyzer. The inspection system also includes an environmental modification device to account for contours on the spherical surface of the ball such that the imaging system can create and analyze still images of the ball. A sorter or reject device, may be provided to act upon the ball based on an output signal from the analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Welchman, Steven A. Bresnahan, Henry James Conaty, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6838519
    Abstract: A golf ball comprising a core, a cover, and at least one intermediate layer disposed between the core and the cover, wherein the core has a compression of less than about 60 and the intermediate layer is formed from a blend comprising a polyurethane material, wherein the golf ball has a compression of about 75 to about 85.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Christopher Cavallaro, Kevin M. Harris, Jeffrey L Dalton
  • Patent number: 6835794
    Abstract: Golf equipment having improved cut and shear resistance that includes a polyurea composition, preferably saturated, formed of a polyurea prepolymer and a curing agent, wherein the polyurea prepolymer includes an isocyanate and a polyether amine, and wherein the curing agent includes a hydroxy-terminated curing agent, amine-terminated curing agent, or a mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Shenshen Wu, Craig A. Wilson, Murali Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 6836773
    Abstract: An enterprise-wide web data mining system, computer program product, and method of operation thereof, that uses Internet based data sources, and which operates in an automated and cost effective manner. The enterprise web mining system comprises: a database coupled to a plurality of data sources, the database operable to store data collected from the data sources; a data mining engine coupled to the web server and the database, the data mining engine operable to generate a plurality of data mining models using the collected data; a server coupled to a network, the server operable to: receive a request for a prediction or recommendation over the network, generate a prediction or recommendation using the data mining models, and transmit the generated prediction or recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Pablo Tamayo, Jacek Myczkowski, Marcos Campos
  • Patent number: 6827657
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a golf ball wherein at least one portion of the golf ball is formed from a staged resin film that may contain fillers or additives to alter the physical or chemical characteristics of the ball, such as its weight distribution, its moment of inertia, and its moisture transmission properties. The invention also relates to methods of forming a golf ball having a portion formed from a staged resin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6827644
    Abstract: A system is provided for distributing magic games from a web server via the internet, in which a game provider provides magic games from the web server, while a user communicates the magic games using a portable remote information terminal, whereby answers to questions asked in the magic games are outputted and displayed on the portable remote information terminal in the form of any of voice, graphics and characters or a combination of any two or more thereof, so that an audience can enjoy various types of magic games via the internet using the portable remote information terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Tenyo Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kondo
  • Patent number: 6826563
    Abstract: A method for building bitmap indexes on a primary B+tree used for storing data in the database that has a mapping table associated with it. The bitmap index is built by using the mapping table row identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene I. Chong, Jagannathan Srinivasan, Souripriya Das, Charles G. Freiwald, Aravind Yalamanchi
  • Patent number: H2189
    Abstract: A system, method, computer program product, and application program interface for indexing data relating to results of speech recognition in a database management system provides the capability to perform simple and efficient searches on audio speech data with reduced development effort. An application program interface for indexing data relating to results of speech recognition in a database management system comprises an indextype operable to support text queries on speech recognition results, an interface operable to provide interaction with an index of the indextype, and a format adapter interface a format adapter that the index creation activity will invoke to extract relevant information from a proprietary speech recognition format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Vishal Rao, Rajiv Chopra