Patents Represented by Attorney Weiss, Moy & Harris, P.C.
  • Patent number: 7190894
    Abstract: A water heater system that will provided immediate hot water to a point of use has a water storage container having an inlet coupled to a water pipe and an outlet coupled to a point of use fixture. A low current heating element is located within the water storage container and is used to immediately heat up and removes contaminants in the water stored and flowing through the water storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: MC3 Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Roland J. Chamberlain, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7102463
    Abstract: This invention relates to semiconductor devices and to printed circuit boards (PCB) or circuit assemblies used to electrically connect components. Delay devices are associated with the conductive traces or with integrated circuits. Delay is used to offset then realign the wave edges of propagating signals so as to minimize electric field effects on nearby signals. Impedance controlling devices are used to minimize reflections. The effects of split planes may be minimized or negated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Cytek Corporation
    Inventor: Clifford Clark
  • Patent number: 7082514
    Abstract: A method and memory controller for adaptive row management within a memory subsystem provides metrics for evaluating row access behavior and dynamically adjusting the row management policy of the memory subsystem in conformity with measured metrics to reduce the average latency of the memory subsystem. Counters provided within the memory controller track the number of consecutive row accesses and optionally the number of total accesses over a measurement interval. The number of counted consecutive row accesses can be used to control the closing of rows for subsequent accesses, reducing memory latency. The count may be validated using a second counter or storage for improved accuracy and alternatively the row close count may be set via program or logic control in conformity with a count of consecutive row hits in ratio with a total access count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ramakrishnan Rajamony, Hazim Shafi, Robert B. Tremaine
  • Patent number: 7074169
    Abstract: A wheel-guiding device comprises a handle connected to a member of a U-shaped member and the handle is preferably essentially perpendicular to a plane of the U-shaped member for guiding the motion of a preferably wheel. The handle is extendable for adjusting the length of the wheel-guiding device. The wheel's motion is controlled with the wheel-guiding device by engaging the U-shaped member and pushing on the wheel with the wheel-guiding device causing the wheel to both rotate and move in various directions or to stop movement of the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Inventor: Vasil T. Hristov
  • Patent number: 7067135
    Abstract: The invention features methods and compositions for treatment or prevention of infection by, or disease caused by infection with, Staphylococcus spp., particularly S. aureus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Naomi Balaban
  • Patent number: 7062899
    Abstract: A mobile harvesting apparatus and method, which permits the automated harvesting of produce, preferably lettuce. The apparatus consists in its most basic form of a vehicle having a bandsaw positioned at a front portion thereof, the blade of which is positioned to slice the lettuce head at the desired location. The apparatus further includes a conveyor, that transports the harvested produce from the cutting site and onto the apparatus. Preferably, the apparatus additionally features a washing conveyor, washing station, inspection station, and elevator conveyor, to assist in the further processing of harvested produce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Harvesting Innovations
    Inventors: Frank J. Maconachy, David Offerdahl, Chris Garnett
  • Patent number: 7046094
    Abstract: A method and ring oscillator circuit for measuring circuit delays over a wide operating range permits improved analysis of dynamic circuits. A pulse generator circuit provides a pulse to an input of a dynamic circuit under test, which may be a pre-charge or evaluation pulse that is triggered by a transition of an output of the dynamic circuit that occurs during the state opposite that of the state commanded by the pulse. The action of the circuit provides for measuring any amount of delay to the next transition in the opposite state irrespective of the pulse width. By providing a wide-range of operation, characteristics such as leakage, charge sharing, data dependent node capacitance, previous value dependence as well as other dynamic circuit behaviors may be determined. The ring oscillator circuit includes an enable start circuit that causes a first pulse to be generated by the one-shot when the ring oscillator circuit is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wendy Ann Belluomini, Andrew Kenneth Martin, Chandler Todd McDowell
  • Patent number: 7042072
    Abstract: A semiconductor package and method of producing the same has a semiconductor die having a first face and a second face. A coating material is coupled to the second face of the semiconductor die. A substrate having a cavity is provided wherein the semiconductor die is placed within the cavity. An encapsulant is used to encapsulate the second face of the semiconductor die placed in the cavity. Connection members are provided to couple the semiconductor die and the substrate in order to transfer signals between the semiconductor die and the substrate. Terminal members are couple to the substrate to connect the semiconductor package to an external device. In the semiconductor package, a thermal expansion coefficient of the coating material C and a thermal expansion coefficient of the encapsulant E should be approximately equal in value in order to limit the problems associated with warpage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Amkor Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Young Ho Kim, Seok Hyun Choi, Choon Heung Lee, Sung Su Park, Sung Soon Park
  • Patent number: 7036694
    Abstract: A scented tie insert and method therefor capable of retaining a fragrance and being inserted into a tie, either a necktie or a bowtie. This device allows a person to have a fragrance without having the fragrance coming into contact with the person's skin or other clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Inventor: Samuel L. Smalls
  • Patent number: 7036829
    Abstract: A retractable skate and method using armatures that extend for skating and retract for walking. It is preferred that the armatures may be locked into position. It is also preferred that the armatures fasten to a pair of wheels, a frame holding a configuration of wheels, or an ice blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Inventors: LeVar M. Maxwell, Stanley H. Bennett
  • Patent number: 7028400
    Abstract: An integrated circuit substrate having laser-exposed terminals provides a high-density and low cost mounting and interconnect structure for integrated circuits. The laser-exposed terminals can further provide a selective plating feature by using a dielectric layer of the substrate to prevent plating terminal conductors and subsequently exposing the terminals via laser ablation. A metal layer may be coated on one or both sides with a dielectric material, conductive material embedded within the dielectric to form conductive interconnects and then coating over the conductive material with a conformal protective coating. The protectant is then laser-ablated to expose the terminals. A dielectric film having a metal layer laminated on one side may be etched and plated. Terminals are then laser-exposed from the back side of the metal layer exposing unplated terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Amkor Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David Jon Hiner, Ronald Patrick Huemoeller, Sukianto Rusli
  • Patent number: 7024733
    Abstract: A device for securing a towel to ground so the towel will not be blown away has a first anchor device coupled to a first end of the towel and a second anchor device coupled to a second end of the towel. The first anchor device and the second anchor device are coupled to the ground to prevent the towel from being blown away. The first anchor device and the second anchor device each comprises a body section. A first arc member is formed on a first end of the body section. The first arc member is rolled in the ground so that ground elements rest inside the first arch member such that the weight of the ground elements prevents the beach towel from being blow away. A second arc member is formed at a second end of the body section. The second arc member partially touches the body section to form an enclosed oval channel, the oval channel used for securing the towel to the body section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Inventor: Donald D. Egigian
  • Patent number: 7022978
    Abstract: A method and apparatus including in-resonator imaging lens for improving resolution of a resonator-enhanced optical system provides resolution improvements for optical inspection and measurement systems, optical storage and retrieval systems as well as other optical systems. An imaging lens is incorporated in the resonator to image a point or area of one of the reflective surfaces of the resonator on a point or area of another reflective surface of the resonator. Resonance may be supported between the two surfaces, or with respect to only one surface with the other surface acting as an intermediary reflector. The partially reflective surface or a totally reflective surface may also be incorporated on a planar outside surface of the imaging lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Xyratex Technology Limited
    Inventors: Bryan Clark, Andrei Brunfeld
  • Patent number: D518427
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Lowell Martinson
  • Patent number: D518762
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Inventor: Lowell Martinson
  • Patent number: D520214
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Inventors: Tim Johnson, Shiloh Johnson
  • Patent number: D522244
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Inventors: Debra Toler, Robert Z. Toler
  • Patent number: D522357
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Optical Media Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Kohnke, Chad Seaverns, Mark Colletti
  • Patent number: D524543
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Inventors: Debra Toler, Robert Z. Toler
  • Patent number: D525146
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: GPMI Company
    Inventors: Allen Young, Aaron Neuhauser