Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Wolff & Samson
  • Patent number: 8348018
    Abstract: A display device for a lift system with at least one lift shaft, in which several lift cabins travel. The device includes an allocation manager that allocates an identifier to a lift cabin carrying out a transport job and a display at a boarding location that outputs an identifier of a lift cabin. The display can simultaneously display the identifier for several lift cabins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventor: Miroslav Kostka
  • Patent number: 8342292
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for setting up a number of operating units in a lift system having a number of floors. The operating units are connected in series. A first operating unit is connected to a central controller, and at least one operating unit is provided on each floor. Configuration data with an address data packet is sent from the controller to the operating units. The address data packet has a number of addresses, which permits the fixing of an address for each operating unit. The invention further relates to a lift system for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventor: Beniamino Demma
  • Patent number: 8336675
    Abstract: An elevator with belt-sheaves and at least one flat belt to suspend and move an elevator car. For the purpose of guiding the flat belt on the belt-sheaves, the belt has at least one guide groove in which at least one guide rib projecting from the sheave running surface of the belt-sheave engages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Ernst Ach, Martin Rogger
  • Patent number: 8320245
    Abstract: A policy enforcement point (PEP) attaches to the edge of a network to manage loading when the network nears or exceeds its capacity due to changes in the network, e.g., component failures or incremental growth. Autonomous PEP's at the network's edges provide short-term, application-aware controls on their own that are applied to the corresponding network ingress traffic. Path tables are used to calculate whether particular PEP's can admit more traffic, or should they shed sessions/calls to keep service up for the existing application traffic. Long-term controls are periodically downloaded as admission tables from a session/call admission controller to the PEP's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Andrew S. Lange
  • Patent number: 8319683
    Abstract: Base data received at a rover receiver is extrapolated to a rover measurement time referenced to a clock in the rover receiver. The base data comprises a plurality of base parameters, such as pseudo-ranges and full phases, calculated at base epochs from data received from navigation satellites. Base data is decomposed into a computed component, a common component, and an information component. Only the information component is extrapolated, thereby increasing the extrapolation time interval (during which base data are missing) over which an acceptable accuracy in determination of rover coordinates may be provided. The extrapolated base data is calculated by adding the computed component updated to the rover measurement time, the information component extrapolated to the rover measurement time, and the common component. A second-order recursive digital filter is used to generate the extrapolation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Topcon GPS, LLC
    Inventors: Mark I. Zhodzishsky, Victor A. Veitsel, Vladimir Beloglazov, Roman Nevzorov
  • Patent number: 8318090
    Abstract: Disclosed are a germicidal system and method for deactivating pathogens on the surface of a bodily extremity protected by a prophylactic covering substantially opaque to UV-C radiation. The device includes an enclosure having one or more openings through which the extremity can be inserted. The enclosure contains a radiation source configured to produce germicidal radiation having a wavelength of about 253.7 nm. The openings are configured relative to the radiation source such that the inserted extremity is in close proximity to the radiation source. The prophylactic covered extremity is preferably a gloved hand thereby sanitizing the surface of the glove. The extremity inserted is preferably exposed for a predetermined period of time to ensure a desired level of sanitization. Optionally, the device can include detectors to determine the position of the hand, the spread of the fingers, and whether the hand is covered by a glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Germgard Lighting, LLC
    Inventor: Eugene I. Gordon
  • Patent number: 8320381
    Abstract: An application-aware policy enforcement point (PEP) attaches to the edge of a packet-switched network to manage loading when the network nears or exceeds its capacity due to changes in the network, e.g., component failures or incremental growth. An advanced bandwidth manager (ABM) comprises a session/call admission controller (S/CAC) that monitors and maps ever-changing network topology information gathered from remote listeners about how traffic is being routed through various parts of the network. These reports are harmonized to build a single view of the network topology, and the point-to-point connections are abstracted into path tables. Autonomous PEP's at the network's edges provide short-term, application-aware controls on their own that are applied to the corresponding network ingress traffic. The S/CAC uses the path tables to calculate whether particular PEP's can admit more traffic, or should they shed sessions/calls to keep service up for the existing application traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Andrew S. Lange
  • Patent number: 8320380
    Abstract: A method for video-on-demand (VoD) admission control at a network edge assigns to a triple-play network virtual topology lesser resources than there exists in a corresponding underlying physical link bandwidth. This prevents video-on-demand (VoD) starvation of data-class traffic. At least one policy enforcement point (PEP) is attached to an edge of the network, providing for autonomous short-term, application-aware controls to be applied to corresponding network ingress traffic, and also providing for long-term controls on corresponding network ingress traffic. The network ingress traffic to the network comes under management when the traffic nears or exceeds network capacity. It is enabled to do so by computations of current network routing topology and bandwidth reservations. Path tables are used to calculate if a PEP may admit more, or must shed, sessions/calls to maintain service for other existing application traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Andrew S. Lange
  • Patent number: 8274983
    Abstract: A policy enforcement point (PEP) attaches to the edge of a packet-switched network to manage loading when the network nears or exceeds its capacity due to changes in the network, e.g., component failures or incremental growth. Autonomous PEP's at the network's edges provide short-term, application-aware controls on their own that are applied to the corresponding network ingress traffic. Changes become necessary when a network event results in a loss of resilient bandwidth that effects the traffic class under admission control. Or, when an unexpected surge in traffic exceeds the PEP's reserved resources to a particular destination. The resources available across the network are recalculated for minimizing impact on existing sessions or calls, and it informs the PEP's of the new resources available. If the new maximum exceeds the current utilization to that destination, the PEP invokes a local priority drop mechanism to back off the traffic until it is under the new limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Andrew S. Lange
  • Patent number: 8264483
    Abstract: An ordered set of physical points, each comprising a nominal point and an associated allowable deviation, is approximated by a sequence of geometric elements determined by a method of intersecting polytopes in a parametric space. A first bundle of geometric elements connecting a first subgroup of physical points is generated and mapped to a first polytope. A second bundle of geometric elements connecting a second subgroup of physical points is generated and mapped to a second polytope. If the intersection between the first polytope and the second polytope is not null, the points in the intersection region correspond to geometric elements which approximate the physical points in the combined two subgroups. The process is repeated iteratively for additional subgroups. The center point of the final intersection region corresponds to an approximate best-fit geometric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Topcon GPS, LLC
    Inventor: Igor Vadimovich Loginov
  • Patent number: 8256897
    Abstract: Certain diseases of the retina are diagnosed by circular profile analysis of retinal parameters, such as thickness. Retinal thickness around a user-defined circle on the retina is measured by various ophthalmological techniques and—+mapped to a circular profile map. The circular profile map does not use segmentation of measurement data into arbitrary arcs, and thickness is mapped to a quasi-continuous range of display bands. The circular profile map is superimposed on a fundus image, or other two-dimensional image of the retina, allowing association of the circular profile map with the presence of blood vessels and other anatomical features. The simultaneous display of a series of circular profile maps generated from sets of measurement data taken at different times permits the ready visualization of the progression of retinal abnormalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Topcon Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yijun Huang, Tetsuyoshi Royama, Alexandre Kotchkin
  • Patent number: 8256581
    Abstract: A security system for an elevator has a car position sensor, which is adapted to determine if a car is at a landing. The security system further has an indicator, which is located at the landing. The indicator is adapted to emit a warning signal if the car is not at the landing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventor: Edward J. Nowel
  • Patent number: 8250460
    Abstract: First, second, and third sets of spreadsheet cells are defined in a display, the first and second sets being separated by a first boundary having a selected orientation, the second and third sets being separated by a second boundary having the selected orientation. A selected scrolling function is disabled within selected sets among the first, second and third sets of cells in accordance with an alternating pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Ho, Fuzzy Khosrowshahi
  • Patent number: 8250459
    Abstract: First, second, and third sets of spreadsheet cells are defined in a display, the first and second sets being separated by a first boundary having a selected orientation, the second and third sets being separated by a second boundary having the selected orientation. A selected scrolling function is disabled within selected sets among the first, second and third sets of cells in accordance with an alternating pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Ho, Fuzzy Khosrowshahi
  • Patent number: 8230979
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an arrangement for transporting people in a building using an elevator installation (10) having at least one elevator cage (11). The elevator cage (11) is entered by people on at least one first or one second access floor (S1, S2). In order to increase the transport efficiency, at least one target floor (S3, S4, S5, S6, S7) is associated with each access floor (S1, S2) in a fixed manner, in such a way that the elevator cage (11) travels from the first access floor (S1) to the associated first target floor (S4, S5) and from the second access floor (S2) to the associated second target floor (S5, S6, S7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Lukas Finschi, Paul Friedli
  • Patent number: 8230980
    Abstract: An elevator system having at least two elevators, wherein at least one of the elevators is designated as an emergency personnel elevator, can be operated to allow a firefighter to commandeer a second elevator for the purpose of ferrying persons to a safe evacuation floor. The elevator system is configured to determine if a request for an evacuation elevator originates from the firefighter elevator car positioned at one of several floors of a building. In response to the request, an elevator car other than the emergency personnel elevator car is designated as the evacuation elevator car. Further, the evacuation elevator car is dispatched to the floor the emergency personnel elevator car is positioned, and the evacuation elevator car is dispatched to a predefined evacuation floor upon receipt of an evacuation request made by the firefighter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventor: Christopher John Mason
  • Patent number: 8214640
    Abstract: A method is provided for passing control messages and other information through a SIP network by embedding the information in SIP messages. The information is sent from one SIP agent to another by encrypting the information, embedding the encrypted information in one or more implementation-defined SIP header fields, and transmitting a SIP message that includes the field or fields in which the information is embedded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Kamala Prasad Das, Ajay Sathyanath
  • Patent number: 8189544
    Abstract: A key distribution scheme is provided, which is useful for establishing, distributing, and maintaining security associations in a Mobile IP network. An authentication server performs an initial validation of a new session and generates a root key which it delivers to the initial access gateway and to the home agent. The initial access gateway and the home agent each independently compute a derivative key available only to themselves. The initial access gateway, acting as proxy for the mobile station, uses the derivative key to sign the Mobile IP registration or binding update transactions, and sends the signed registration or binding update to the home agent for validation. Once the session is established between the mobile station and the home agent, the access gateways act as proxies on behalf of the mobile station to maintain the session mobility. In handoff, the new access gateway acquires the root key as part of the transferred session context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Peter James McCann, Semyon B. Mizikovsky, Ganapathy Subramanian Sundaram
  • Patent number: 8174450
    Abstract: A micropatch antenna system with simultaneous high bandwidth and low sensitivity to multipath radiation is achieved by positioning a radiating element within a cavity in a ground plane. Bandwidth and sensitivity to multipath radiation may be varied by varying the height of the radiating element above the bottom of the cavity and above the top of the ground plane. The electromagnetic and physical characteristics of the antenna system may be further controlled by introducing dielectric solids or wave-slowing structures between the bottom of the cavity and the radiating element. A dual-band micropatch antenna system with simultaneous high bandwidth and low sensitivity to multipath radiation may be similarly configured by stacking a second radiating element on top of the first radiating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Topcon GPS, LLC
    Inventors: Dmitry Tatarnikov, Andrey Astakhov, Sergey Emelianov, Anton Stepanenko
  • Patent number: 8145391
    Abstract: Disclosed are method and apparatus for controlling the blade elevation and blade slope angle of a dozer blade. Elevation and slope angle measurements are calculated from measurements received from a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) antenna and an inertial measurement unit mounted on the dozer blade. The inertial measurement unit includes three orthogonally placed accelerometers and three orthogonally placed rate gyros. The measurements are processed by algorithms to calculate estimates of the blade elevation, blade vertical velocity, blade slope angle, and blade slope angular velocity. These estimates are then provided as inputs to a control algorithm which provides control signals to control a dozer hydraulic system which controls the blade elevation and blade slope angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Omelchenko, Alexey Vladislavovich Zhdanov