Patents by Agent Workman Nydegger
  • Patent number: 8350030
    Abstract: Disclosed herein an improved process for producing 5-Fluoro-1-(2R,5S)-[2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-oxathiolan-5-yl]cytosine and its pharmaceutical acceptable salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Matrix Laboratories Limited
    Inventors: Om Dutt Tyagi, Umamaheswar Vasireddy Rao, Vellanki Sivarama Prasad, Arabinda Sahu
  • Patent number: 8353005
    Abstract: Defining a unified access management policy expression that unifies access control policy with events or workflows. Unified management policy information is stored. The unified management policy information defines permissions for access to resources together with events or workflows. A request is received to execute the one or more operations on one or more objects. The requested operation is verified against the unified management rules. Verifying includes performing a single retrieval, retrieving both the access control information and the events or workflows and calculating the applicability of the rule to the conditions represented by the request. Matching rules are applied, access control decisions performed and associated workflows are executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jack Kabat, Vadim Meleshuk, Jasjeet Gill, Alexander T. Weinert
  • Patent number: 8352711
    Abstract: The coordination and execution of chores in a multiprocessing environment. The coordination of chores is accomplished utilizing a compiler generated correlation that relates blocks of code that execute chores and blocks of code in which the chore can be realized. By tracking the execution of the program and using the compiler-generated correlation, chores can be identified for the currently executing code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Dean Tribble, Mark Ronald Plesko, Christopher Wellington Brumme
  • Patent number: 8351798
    Abstract: Fiber optic transmission technologies that allow DPSK or even higher order PSK to be performed at 20 gigabits per second per channel or even higher bit rates in a WDM (e.g., DWDM) wavelength multiplexed channeling environment. The technology employs pre-compensation of chromatic error dispersion such for each of most, if not all, channels have a portion of minimum absolute accumulated dispersion that occurs somewhere within the length (perhaps at the mid-point) of the optical channel. Post-compensation is then employed at the receiver to reduce or even potentially eliminate the chromatic dispersion. The technology allows for reduced bit error rates at high bit rates over even very long haul (e.g., trans-oceanic submarine or long terrestrial) optical fiber links, and for all channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xtera Communications Ltd.
    Inventors: Sumudu Geethika Edirisinghe, Jörg Erich Schwartz, Wai Mun Wong
  • Patent number: 8348261
    Abstract: A paper inverting apparatus that inverts the front and back of paper by transporting the paper through a paper inverting path that inverts the front and back of the paper, includes an extending/contracting mechanism that extends/contracts the path length of a circulation path of which the paper inverting path is configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Ryuji Moriyama
  • Patent number: 8351832
    Abstract: An image forming method includes: feeding a transfer material to a transfer portion by gate rollers; contacting the transfer material with a transfer material grip member that is disposed on a transfer roller; holding the transfer material on an elastic holding portion which holds the transfer material disposed on the circumference surface of the transfer roller; transferring the transfer material held by the holding portion; and transferring an image at the transfer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Kamijo, Satoshi Chiba, Shinichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8348394
    Abstract: A discrete element electrode terminal and a driving IC are formed between piezoelectric element rows. A circuit substrate is placed at a side opposite to a flow path substrate side of the driving IC. An input pad is formed on an elastic film at a position corresponding to an inter terminal of the driving IC. An output terminal of the driving IC is electrically bonded to the discrete element electrode terminal, the input terminal of the driving IC is electrically bonded to the input pad, and the input pad is electrically bonded to a substrate terminal of the circuit substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinao Miyata
  • Patent number: 8348375
    Abstract: One of the two flow passages branches from one of two ink cartridges to one of the two discharging portions and one of the two individual discharging portions. The other flow passage branches from the other ink cartridge to the other discharging portion and the other individual discharging portion. A ratio of frequency of use of each of the discharging portions, Ra, and frequency of use of each of the individual discharging portions, Rb, satisfies Ra:Rb=1:½.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Manabu Munakata
  • Patent number: 8348788
    Abstract: In one example, a basketball system includes a basketball goal, a support structure, a connecting structure connecting the basketball goal and the support structure, and a height adjustment mechanism connected to the support structure and the connecting structure. The height adjustment mechanism includes: a biasing mechanism connected at least indirectly to the connecting structure and including a locking pin movable between a first position where the biasing mechanism is locked and a second position where the biasing mechanism is unlocked; and, a handle including an outer surface configured such that rotation of the handle results in a corresponding linear movement of the locking pin as the outer surface slidingly engages the locking pin. The height adjustment mechanism is configured such that a single movement of the handle is sufficient to effect both unlocking of the biasing mechanism and adjustment of a height of the basketball goal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: S. Curtis Nye, Brent Steed
  • Patent number: 8348395
    Abstract: A piezoelectric element, comprising electrodes and a piezoelectric body formed between the electrodes. The piezoelectric body consists of a perovskite oxide including bismuth, lantern, iron and manganese. The molar ratio of the sum of the bismuth and the lantern to the sum of the iron and the manganese is 0.87 or more and 0.94 or less. The molor ratio of the bismuth to the lantern is 3.57 or more and 4.82 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuya Kitada
  • Patent number: 8349298
    Abstract: A dental bleaching composition comprises a dental bleaching agent and a polyvinylpyrrolidone thickening agent. The bleaching composition may include water, flavoring agents, a basic substance and desensitizing agents, as desired. Polyvinylpyrrolidone avoids acid etching and chelation of teeth that were problematic in bleaches using carbomer as a thickener. A delivery system for delivering the bleaching composition comprises the aforementioned dental bleaching composition in combination with a moisture-resistant barrier layer such as a dental tray or a flexible strip of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Tianming Chen
  • Patent number: 8352566
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for sharing information among members of a group. Information about all current members of a group is stored. Instructions are received from at least one current member to invite at least one prospective member to join the group and the invitation to join the group is sent to the prospective member. In the event that an affirmative response is received, the prospective member is added to the current members of the group and automatically updated services are provided to current members of the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Cohen, John Panzer, Catherine Tornabene, Muhammad Mohsin Hussain, Todd Crowe
  • Patent number: 8351955
    Abstract: A method and device for determining an antenna cooperation set, and a method and device for determining a base station cooperation set in the mobile communication field are provided. The method includes that a signal joint processing system obtains the channel quality between a mobile terminal and at least two base stations, determines the base stations, which are corresponding to the channel quality higher than the channel quality threshold, as the cooperation base station set of the mobile terminal. Because the channel quality between the mobile terminal and the antenna of each base station is used to determine the cooperation antenna set dynamically, therefore, the determined cooperation antenna set includes the antennae that have very strong interference to the mobile terminal, or the antennae that have been strongly interfered by the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: China Mobile Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Qixing Wang, Dajie Jiang, Guangyi Liu
  • Patent number: 8348416
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a printing medium support unit supporting a printing medium supplied to a print execution area and guiding the transported printing medium. The printing medium support unit includes a support portion supporting the printing medium and defining a predetermined gap between a print head and the support portion. A suction hole disposed in a width direction of the printing medium adsorbs and supports the printing medium on the support portion by applying a suction force to the printing medium. A first recess portion with an ink discharge port is disposed at a position corresponding to a position at an edge of the printing medium of a size which is supposed to be used and receives ink possibly discarded upon executing marginless printing. A first communication passage applies some of the suction force to the first recess portion in a passage independent from the ink discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuma Ozaki, Kazuya Nomura
  • Patent number: 8348367
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting head having a nozzle that ejects liquid and a pressure chamber in communication with the nozzle. A pressure generator causes pressure fluctuation in the liquid retained in the pressure chamber. The liquid ejecting head is capable of ejecting the liquid from the nozzle as a result of operation of the pressure generator. A driving signal generating section generates a driving signal having an ejection pulse for driving the pressure generator to eject the liquid from the nozzle. The ejection pulse is a voltage waveform four waveform portions having, respectively, voltage levels V1, V2, V3 and V4 that satisfy the following conditions (A) and (B). 0?V3?0.4×V2??(A) 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Teruaki Kaieda, Ryoichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8352397
    Abstract: The inference of a dependency graph that represents a graph of solves that leads from input model parameter(s) to output model parameters using analytics. In one embodiment, the dependency graph is part of visually driven analytics in which the output model parameter(s) are used to formulate data-drive scenes. As the identity of the input and/or output model parameter(s) change, or as the analytics themselves change, the dependency graph may also change. This might trigger a resolve of the analytics. In one embodiment, the intermediate parameters involved in the dependency graph may be viewed and evaluated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Darryl E. Rubin, Vijay Mital, Brian C. Beckman, G. Shon Katzenberger
  • Patent number: 8351430
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for routing using global address pairs. Embodiments of the invention use publicly routable Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to represent sites rather than individual hosts. Hosts can be represented by a global address pair, including site public IP address and a node private IP address. Nodes route packets to address processing modules using IP-in-IP encapsulation. An outer header contains a site public IP address and is destined to a site on inter-site links. An inner header contains a node private IP address and is destined to a private endpoint in intra-site links. In some embodiments, a site public IPv4 address and a node private IPv4 address are encoded into an IPv6 address. Use of an IPv6 address makes encoding of the two IPv4 address transparent to IPv6 applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Parveen Patel, Hasan Shamsuddin Alkhatib
  • Patent number: 8348376
    Abstract: A printer includes first and second ejecting sections of which positions of nozzles are different from each other in a sub scanning direction, and an ejecting section group. The ejecting section group includes first and second individual ejecting sections of which the positions of the nozzles are same in the sub scanning direction. When a frequency of ejecting the liquid using the first and second ejecting sections and the first and second individual ejecting sections are Ra, Rb, Rc and Rd, the first mode in which Ra:Rb:Rc:Rd is 1:1:1:0, a second mode in which Ra:Rb:Rc:Rd is 1:1:0:1 and a third mode in which Ra:Rb:Rc:Rd is 1:1:0.5:0.5 are selected on the basis of the residual amounts of the ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Manabu Munakata
  • Patent number: 8348863
    Abstract: The discovery of a new coefficient named “Radicular Spectral Attenuation Coefficient-RSAC”, applicable in electronic foramen locators is described. The novelty is the use of the spectral attenuation of a multifrequency electrical current signal, applied through the endodontic file into the tooth canal (TC), to determine the root length and the foramen position. FIG. (2): (2.1), (2.4), (2.8) and (2.2), (2.5), (2.9) are the amplitude and frequency axes, respectively; (2.3) is the electrical current frequency spectrum applied into the TC; (2.6) shows the spectrum exponential decay (2.7) of the signal measured over the TC. In (2.10) the axes (2.4) and (2.5) were logaritmized to linearize the exponential decay. The RSAC is the average inclination of the line (2.11), which is proportional to the distance between the tip of the endodontic file and the apical foramen. The RSAC changes as the tip of the file gets near the foramen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Humberto Remigio Gamba, Ronaldo Piazzalunga, Joaquim Miguel Maia, Carlos Alberto Spironelli Ramos, Alexandre Salcedo Ratzke, Marcos Vinicius Haas Rambo
  • Patent number: 8348381
    Abstract: The driving force transmission changeover mechanism has a changeover operation mode in which a state of transmission of the driving force changes and a maintenance operation mode in which the state of transmission of the driving force is maintained, the changeover operation mode being executed when the carriage moves from the dot formation area to a first changeover position within the recording head maintenance area and then to the dot formation area, and the maintenance operation mode being executed when the carriage moves from the dot formation area to a second changeover position within the recording head maintenance area and then to the dot formation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Nakano, Tomoya Takikawa