Patents by Inventor Charles A. Berg

Charles A. Berg has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20160266832
    Abstract: A method, system, and program product for optimizing distribution and availability of data partitions is disclosed. Placement logic is run for data partition distribution which optimizes a configuration of a memory data grid. A determination of a change in performance of the memory data grid after adding new members to the memory data grid is provided. Replication of data partitions in the memory data grid is minimized. Optimum data partition distribution in the memory data grid is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: NITIN GAUR, KULVIR S BHOGAL, CHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS JOHNSON, TODD ERIC KAPLINGER, DOUGLAS CHARLES BERG
  • Publication number: 20150122842
    Abstract: Various containers are provided that have a product volume and one or more standoff structures coupled to the product volume. The standoff structures are configured to protect the product volume. The standoff structures may, for example, prevent damage (e.g., denting, rupture, scuffing, etc.) to the product volume, such as to indicia or information disposed on the product volume, that occurs when, for example, the container is dropped, falls, is placed into contact with another object, or is placed into a confined structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Charles Berg, JR., Scott Stanley, Ken McGuire
  • Patent number: 7624231
    Abstract: An apparatus, program product and method stripe value data associated with each of a plurality of keyed data sets across a plurality of processes in a data process set and accessing a first keyed data set among the plurality of keyed data sets using at least one of the plurality of processes. Value data is striped by dividing a keyed data set among the plurality of keyed data sets across the plurality of processes in the data process set based on a striping strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas Charles Berg
  • Publication number: 20080126695
    Abstract: An apparatus, program product and method stripe value data associated with each of a plurality of keyed data sets across a plurality of processes in a data process set and accessing a first keyed data set among the plurality of keyed data sets using at least one of the plurality of processes. Value data is striped by dividing a keyed data set among the plurality of keyed data sets across the plurality of processes in the data process set based on a striping strategy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventor: Douglas Charles Berg
  • Publication number: 20060191929
    Abstract: An erectable and collapsible container including a support structure formed by a bottom wall and a pair of opposing end walls articulable relative to the bottom wall about respective hinges. The end walls include flexi-resilient sections connected along hinges for articulated movement of the end walls between collapsed and erected configurations. A pair of flexible opposing side walls extend between the end walls and include sections foldable about hinges during articulated movement of the end walls. A pair of opposed flexible panels extend from the side walls and define a bag-like upper portion extending from the support structure and forming a sealable opening for the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Charles Berg, John Norcom
  • Publication number: 20060111171
    Abstract: Systems and methods for capturing images of gaming players and incorporating such images for display into casino games are disclosed. Such casino games can include reel, reel simulation or card games. Methods can include using a camera to capture at a casino game an image of a player located within the field of view of the camera, electronically sensing the image captured by the camera, and electronically displaying at least a portion of the electronically sensed image on a first electronic display associated with the casino game such that the displayed portion of the image is utilized within the play of the casino game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: Charles Berg, Andrew Pascal
  • Publication number: 20060025736
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article having a backsheet, a topsheet and an absorbent element. The topsheet, backsheet, and the absorbent element has an imparted color in which at least two elements of the imparted colors for the aforementioned elements have an L* value of greater than about 60 and a C* value of greater than about 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Charles Berg, Margaret Hasse
  • Publication number: 20060025735
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article having a backsheet, a topsheet and an absorbent element. The topsheet, backsheet, and the absorbent element has an imparted color in which each of the imparted colors for the aforementioned elements are color matched. Color matching exists when the colors are contained within a specified CIELab color space volume, have a specified hue difference, or have a total color difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Charles Berg, Margaret Hasse
  • Publication number: 20060025742
    Abstract: A tampon having an absorbent member. Optionally, the tampon can have an overwrap and/or a skirt portion. The absorbent member and the overwrap have an imparted color in which each of the imparted colors for the aforementioned elements have an L* value of greater than about 60 and a C* value of greater than about 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Margaret Hasse, Charles Berg
  • Publication number: 20060025743
    Abstract: A tampon having an absorbent member. Optionally, the tampon can have an overwrap and/or a skirt portion. Color matching exists when the colors are contained within a specified CIELab color space volume, have a specified hue difference, or have a total color difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Margaret Hasse, Charles Berg
  • Publication number: 20060004320
    Abstract: An applicator device capable of housing a tampon is shown that includes an insertion member and a plunger. The insertion member includes an insertion end opposed to a gripper end. The plunger is slideably configured within the insertion member. The plunger includes an outside diameter, longitudinal axis, a first end opposed to a second end and an indicia of low placement. The indicia of low placement is located on between the first end and the second end of the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Charles Berg, Diana Gann, Thomas Osborn
  • Publication number: 20060004319
    Abstract: An applicator device capable of housing a tampon including an insertion member and a plunger. The applicator comprises an insertion member and a plunger. The insertion member includes an inside diameter, an insertion end opposed to a gripper end and an indicia of low placement. The plunger is slideably configured within the insertion member. The plunger includes an outside diameter, longitudinal axis, a first end opposed to a second end. The indicia of low placement is located on between the insertion end and the gripper end of the insertion member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Charles Berg, Diana Gann, Thomas Osborn
  • Publication number: 20050273042
    Abstract: A tampon applicator for positioning a tampon inside a vaginal cavity. The tampon applicator includes an outer member disposed co-axially with an inner member for insertion of the tampon into the vaginal cavity. The inner member is slidable within the outer member wherein at least 15% of a length of the tampon remains in the outer member when the inner member is fully engaged with the outer member to define a remaining portion of the tampon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Osborn, Diana Gann, Charles Berg, Jacqueline Daniels
  • Publication number: 20050273043
    Abstract: A tampon applicator for positioning a tampon inside a vaginal cavity. The tampon applicator includes an outer member disposed co-axially with an inner member for insertion of the tampon into the vaginal cavity. The inner member is slidable within the outer member wherein at least a portion of the tampon remains in the outer member when the inner member is fully engaged with the outer member to define a remaining portion of the tampon. The remaining portion of the tampon requires a force of less than about 0.30 N to be removed from the tampon applicator. Alternatively, when the inner member is fully engaged with the outer member to define a remaining portion of the tampon, the remaining portion of the tampon requires a force of less than about 0.04 N/mm to be removed from the outer member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Osborn,, Diana Gann, Charles Berg,, Jacqueline Daniels
  • Publication number: 20050273037
    Abstract: A tampon applicator for positioning a tampon inside a vaginal cavity. The tampon applicator includes an outer member disposed co-axially with an inner member for insertion of the tampon into the vaginal cavity. The inner member is slidable within the outer member wherein at least 15% of a length of the tampon remains in the outer member when the inner member is fully engaged with the outer member to define a remaining portion of the tampon. The remaining portion of the tampon requires a force of less than about 0.30 N to be removed from the tampon applicator. Alternatively, when the inner member is fully engaged with the outer member to define a remaining portion of the tampon, the remaining portion of the tampon requires a force of less than about 0.04 N/mm to be removed from the outer member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Osborn, Diana Gann, Charles Berg, Jacqueline Daniels
  • Publication number: 20040071626
    Abstract: A reactor for producing carbon black comprising, in the following order from upstream to downstream, a) a combination combustion/reaction section, wherein the combustion/reaction section comprises at least one inlet for introducing a combustion feed and at least one inlet for introducing a carbonaceous feedstock, b) a choke section, wherein the choke section comprises at least one inlet for introducing a carbonaceous feedstock and wherein the choke section converges to a downstream end, c) a quench section, wherein the cross section of the quench section is equal to or larger than the downstream end of the choke section and smaller than the cross section of the combustion/reaction section, and d) a breeching section. Also disclosed is a method for producing carbon black. Further disclosed is a simplified carbon black plant for producing tread and/or carcass type carbon black.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas Dale Smith, Alan Charles Berg, Luciano Di Feliciantonio
  • Patent number: 4602823
    Abstract: A portable collapsible wheel is provided with fabric-type material spoke elements extending between the hub and the rim for performing the spoke function. The fabric-type material bears the weight of the load supported by the wheel in suspension from the rim. The spoke elements are secured to the hub and the rim and means are provided for tensioning the spoke material. The fabric-type material spoke elements diverge from each other toward the hub for triangulation and stability. The spoke elements may be in the form of disks or shallow conical elements secured to the rim as by hooks, and may be collapsed and folded into a small space. For tensioning, telescoping hub elements are described by way of example. A variety of rim constructions are also provided including a collapsible rim or segmented rim of a plurality of articulated polygonal abutting rim segments flexibly joined in sequence. Segmented rim may be folded and compressed into a circular arch with peripheral tread which forms the wheel tread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1986
    Inventor: Charles A. Berg
  • Patent number: 4465321
    Abstract: Portable collapsible spokeless wheels are formed with a rotating circular wheel rim element defining a full circle and without a central axle, hub, or spokes. The wheel rim element is formed around its outer periphery with a land portion or tread portion for bearing against the ground. The wheel rim element fits within a fender rim element which defines only a portion of a circle but greater than a half circle. At least three sets of rollers or casters are distributed around the inner surface of the fender rim element for bearing against and within a groove formed around the wheel rim. The rollers or casters are complementary with the groove portion of wheel rim element and are spaced apart to define an arc greater than a half circle. The fender rim element is further provided with braces which tie the ends of the fender rim element together and constrain the wheel rim element into a circular arch for bearing the weight of a load in compression rather than in suspension or tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1984
    Inventor: Charles A. Berg
  • Patent number: 4463797
    Abstract: A mold structure for casting large metallic parts such as ingots so as to avoid the formation of the "shrinkage pipe" which normally develops on the exposed top surface of such castings during their solidification comprises a cap for placement on a mold which includes a diaphragm having a front surface located to intercept radiation emitted from the top surface of the cooling metal mass and to re-emit radiation back thereto, and a reflector for returning radiation emitted from the back surface of the diaphragm such as an infrared reflector or a stack of baffles. The cap may include a cooler for cooling the reflective surface and suitable ports which allow the interior of the mold and cap to be evacuated. Portions of the mold adjacent its open top may be provided with insulation to prevent heat loss from the metal by conduction. A heater for providing make-up heat to the top surface of the metal mass may also be included in the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1984
    Assignee: Pyreflex Corp.
    Inventor: Charles A. Berg
  • Patent number: 4398308
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for decreasing the energy consumed by shower baths. The apparatus comprises a heat exchanger used to preheat incoming cold water with hot drain water and a local hot water heater used to elevate the temperature of the hot water feed to levels above about 170.degree. F. The local heater and heat exchanger cooperate to result in energy savings of approximately 50% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1983
    Inventor: Charles A. Berg