Patents by Inventor Howard P. Weiss

Howard P. Weiss 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).

  • Patent number: 8892135
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for communication in a wireless sensor network. In one embodiment, one or more routers in a network may be available for communication with one or more star nodes at a randomized time and/or frequency. A connectivity assessment, which may be performed at several different frequencies and/or times, may be performed to evaluate the quality of communications between devices in the network. Primary and secondary communication relationships may be formed between devices to provide for system redundancy. One or more proxies may be maintained where each proxy includes a status of one or more devices in the network, e.g., one or more star nodes or routers. Proxies may be used to handle information requests and/or status change requests, e.g., a proxy may be requested to change a communication relationship between devices in the network and may generate command signals to cause the corresponding devices to make the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignees: Honeywell International SARL, Yokogawa USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Philip Werb, Victor A. Berry, Howard P. Weiss, C. Scott Lamb
  • Publication number: 20140286301
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for communication in a wireless sensor network. In one embodiment, one or more routers in a network may be available for communication with one or more star nodes at a randomized time and/or frequency. A connectivity assessment, which may be performed at several different frequencies and/or times, may be performed to evaluate the quality of communications between devices in the network. Primary and secondary communication relationships may be formed between devices to provide for system redundancy. One or more proxies may be maintained where each proxy includes a status of one or more devices in the network, e.g., one or more star nodes or routers. Proxies may be used to handle information requests and/or status change requests, e.g., a proxy may be requested to change a communication relationship between devices in the network and may generate command signals to cause the corresponding devices to make the change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Sensicast Systems
    Inventors: Jay Philip Werb, Victor A. Berry, Howard P. Weiss, C. Scott Lamb
  • Patent number: 8711704
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for communication in a wireless sensor network. In one embodiment, one or more routers in a network may be available for communication with one or more star nodes at a randomized time and/or frequency. A connectivity assessment, which may be performed at several different frequencies and/or times, may be performed to evaluate the quality of communications between devices in the network. Primary and secondary communication relationships may be formed between devices to provide for system redundancy. One or more proxies may be maintained where each proxy includes a status of one or more devices in the network, e.g., one or more star nodes or routers. Proxies may be used to handle information requests and/or status change requests, e.g., a proxy may be requested to change a communication relationship between devices in the network and may generate command signals to cause the corresponding devices to make the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignees: Honeywell International SARL, Yokogawa USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Philip Werb, Victor A. Berry, Howard P. Weiss, C. Scott Lamb
  • Publication number: 20140071837
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for communication in a wireless sensor network. In one embodiment, one or more routers in a network may be available for communication with one or more star nodes at a randomized time and/or frequency. A connectivity assessment, which may be performed at several different frequencies and/or times, may be performed to evaluate the quality of communications between devices in the network. Primary and secondary communication relationships may be formed between devices to provide for system redundancy. One or more proxies may be maintained where each proxy includes a status of one or more devices in the network, e.g., one or more star nodes or routers. Proxies may be used to handle information requests and/or status change requests, e.g., a proxy may be requested to change a communication relationship between devices in the network and may generate command signals to cause the corresponding devices to make the change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Sensicast Systems
    Inventors: Jay Philip Werb, Victor A. Berry, Howard P. Weiss, C. Scott Lamb
  • Patent number: 7864186
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to display of visual content on a client device using server-side rasterization of visual content. According to some embodiments, visual content is rendered on a server system, transformed into bitmaps compatible with the display attributes of a client device, and transmitted for display on the client device. The server system can perform, in effect, as a remote browser for displaying Web pages, e-mail, e-mail attachments, electronic document and forms, database queries and results, drawings, presentations, images at the client device, and so on. The approach can be “remote” because the server does the rendering and the client provides the interface; “multi-level” because rendered visual content is represented as a multi-level set of raster representations; and constitutes a “browsing system” because the client and server share data about the source visual content element being browsed, and the client performs a specific browsing function assisted by the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventors: John S. Robotham, Charles Lee Johnson, Howard P. Weiss
  • Publication number: 20100194753
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to display of visual content on a client device using server-side rasterization of visual content. According to some embodiments, visual content is rendered on a server system, transformed into bitmaps compatible with the display attributes of a client device, and transmitted for display on the client device. The server system can perform, in effect, as a remote browser for displaying Web pages, e-mail, e-mail attachments, electronic document and forms, database queries and results, drawings, presentations, images at the client device, and so on. The approach can be “remote” because the server does the rendering and the client provides the interface; “multi-level” because rendered visual content is represented as a multi-level set of raster representations; and constitutes a “browsing system” because the client and server share data about the source visual content element being browsed, and the client performs a specific browsing function assisted by the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: John S. Robotham, Charles Lee Johnson, Howard P. Weiss
  • Patent number: 7701858
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for communication in a wireless sensor network. In one embodiment, one or more routers in a network may be available for communication with one or more star nodes at a randomized time and/or frequency. A connectivity assessment, which may be performed at several different frequencies and/or times, may be performed to evaluate the quality of communications between devices in the network. Primary and secondary communication relationships may be formed between devices to provide for system redundancy. One or more proxies may be maintained where each proxy includes a status of one or more devices in the network, e.g., one or more star nodes or routers. Proxies may be used to handle information requests and/or status change requests, e.g., a proxy may be requested to change a communication relationship between devices in the network and may generate command signals to cause the corresponding devices to make the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Sensicast Systems
    Inventors: Jay Philip Werb, Victor A. Berry, Howard P. Weiss, C. Scott Lamb
  • Patent number: 7688327
    Abstract: The present invention relates to display of visual content on a client device using server-side rasterization of visual content. Visual content is rendered on a server system, transformed into bitmaps compatible with the display attributes of a client device, and transmitted for display on the client device. The invention allows the server to perform, in effect, as a remote browser for displaying Web pages, e-mail, e-mail attachments, electronic document and forms, database queries and results, drawings, presentations, and images at the client device. The approach is “remote” because the server does the rendering and the client provides the interface; “multi-level” because rendered visual content is represented as a multi-level set of raster representations; and constitutes a “browsing system” because the client and server share data about the source visual content element being browsed, and the client performs a specific browsing function assisted by the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventors: John S. Robotham, Charles Lee Johnson, Howard P. Weiss
  • Patent number: 7675863
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for communication in a wireless sensor network. In one embodiment, one or more routers in a network may be available for communication with one or more star nodes at a randomized time and/or frequency. A connectivity assessment, which may be performed at several different frequencies and/or times, may be performed to evaluate the quality of communications between devices in the network. Primary and secondary communication relationships may be formed between devices to provide for system redundancy. One or more proxies may be maintained where each proxy includes a status of one or more devices in the network, e.g., one or more star nodes or routers. Proxies may be used to handle information requests and/or status change requests, e.g., a proxy may be requested to change a communication relationship between devices in the network and may generate command signals to cause the corresponding devices to make the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Sensicast Systems
    Inventors: Jay Philip Werb, Victor A. Berry, Howard P. Weiss, C. Scott Lamb
  • Patent number: 7609871
    Abstract: In DEXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry), a system for automatically or nearly so identifying a region of interest in an AP (anterior/posterior) spinal image by processing the pixel values within a global region to find the lateral extent of the vertebra and the spaces between vertebra, and further processing the pixel values within the region of interest to derive estimates of bone parameters. In addition, also in DEXA, a system for automatically locating regions of interest in the hip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Ruth, Howard P. Weiss, Kevin E. Wilson, Eric Von Stetten, Tom Richardson
  • Patent number: 7283857
    Abstract: A method of generating medical information including quantitative and image data, comprising steps of performing an image acquisition of at least a portion of a patient to be examined, generating image data based on the performed acquisition, generating quantitative data based on the performed acquisition and constructing a DICOM compatible file, the image data being provided in an image data field and the quantitative data being provided in another field of the DICOM compatible file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Fallon, Howard P. Weiss, David Mislan
  • Patent number: 7242406
    Abstract: The present invention relates to display of visual content on a client device using server-side rasterization of visual content. Visual content is rendered on a server system, transformed into bitmaps compatible with the display attributes of a client device, and transmitted for display on the client device. The invention allows the server to perform, in effect, as a remote browser for displaying Web pages, e-mail, e-mail attachments, electronic document and forms, database queries and results, drawings, presentations, and images at the client device. The approach is “remote” because the server does the rendering and the client provides the interface; “multi-level” because rendered visual content is represented as a multi-level set of raster representations; and constitutes a “browsing system” because the client and server share data about the source visual content element being browsed, and the client performs a specific browsing function assisted by the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Searchlite Advances, LLC
    Inventors: John S. Robotham, Charles Lee Johnson, Howard P. Weiss
  • Patent number: 6853741
    Abstract: In DEXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry), a system for automatically or nearly so identifying a region of interest in an AP (anterior/posterior) spinal image by processing the pixel values within a global region to find the lateral extent of the vertebra and the spaces between vertebra, and further processing the pixel values within the region of interest to derive estimates of bone parameters. In addition, also in DEXA, a system for automatically locating regions of interest in the hip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc
    Inventors: Christopher Ruth, Howard P. Weiss, Kevin E. Wilson, Eric Von Stetten, Tom Richardson
  • Publication number: 20040239681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to display of visual content on a client device using server-side rasterization of visual content. Visual content is rendered on a server system, transformed into bitmaps compatible with the display attributes of a client device, and transmitted for display on the client device. The invention allows the server to perform, in effect, as a remote browser for displaying Web pages, e-mail, e-mail attachments, electronic document and forms, database queries and results, drawings, presentations, and images at the client device. The approach is “remote” because the server does the rendering and the client provides the interface; “multi-level” because rendered visual content is represented as a multi-level set of raster representations; and constitutes a “browsing system” because the client and server share data about the source visual content element being browsed, and the client performs a specific browsing function assisted by the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: ZFrame, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Robotham, Charles Lee Johnson, Howard P. Weiss
  • Patent number: 6704024
    Abstract: The present invention relates to display of visual content on a client device using server-side rasterization of visual content. Visual content is rendered on a server system, transformed into bitmaps compatible with the display attributes of a client device, and transmitted for display on the client device. The invention allows the server to perform, in effect, as a remote browser for displaying Web pages, e-mail, e-mail attachments, electronic document and forms, database queries and results, drawings, presentations, and images at the client device. The approach is “remote” because the server does the rendering and the client provides the interface; “multi-level” because rendered visual content is represented as a multi-level set of raster representations; and constitutes a “browsing system” because the client and server share data about the source visual content element being browsed, and the client performs a specific browsing function assisted by the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: ZFrame, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Robotham, Charles Lee Johnson, Howard P. Weiss
  • Patent number: 6385283
    Abstract: A DEXA bone densitometer produces estimates of future fracture risk from a current fracture data derived from a lateral image of a patient's thoracic and lumbar spine taken in a single scan, typically with the patient on her or his side, and from numerical bone mineral density measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay A. Stein, Eric Von Stetten, Howard P. Weiss, John P. Fallon, Andrew P. Smith, Kevin E. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20020015042
    Abstract: The present invention relates to display of visual content on a client device using server-side rasterization of visual content. Visual content is rendered on a server system, transformed into bitmaps compatible with the display attributes of a client device, and transmitted for display on the client device. The invention allows the server to perform, in effect, as a remote browser for displaying Web pages, e-mail, e-mail attachments, electronic document and forms, database queries and results, drawings, presentations, and images at the client device. The approach is “remote” because the server does the rendering and the client provides the interface; “multi-level” because rendered visual content is represented as a multi-level set of raster representations; and constitutes a “browsing system” because the client and server share data about the source visual content element being browsed, and the client performs a specific browsing function assisted by the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Inventors: John S. Robotham, Charles Lee Johnson, Howard P. Weiss
  • Patent number: 6282258
    Abstract: A method of measuring bone mineral density (BMD) of a selected region of bone in a small body portion (such as a limb or extremity), using a mini C-arm x-ray fluoroscopic imaging system to acquire the data from which the BMD is calculated. Apparatus for performing the method includes a tray for positioning the small body portion in the x-ray beam path of the imaging system and a sample of bone of predetermined density supported by the tray in side-by-side relation to the selected region of bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay A. Stein, Howard P. Weiss, Vincent E. Quinn, John A. Shepherd, Kevin E. Wilson, Joel Weinstein
  • Patent number: 6009147
    Abstract: A method of calibrating an ultrasound bone analysis apparatus having a pair of transducer assemblies. Each transducer assembly has a transducer and a coupling pad, and is movable relative to the other so that a face of each pad can be moved to a position in which they mutually contact and to a position where the faces contact body parts. The method according to the present application includes transmitting an ultrasound signal from one transducer and receiving a signal corresponding to the transmitted ultrasound signal through the other transducer when the transducer assemblies are in the first position and the second position. A time for the ultrasound signal to pass through the body part is determined, and a width of the body part based on positions of the transducers is determined. Then, using the time and width values a speed of sound of the ultrasound signal passing through the body part with squish compensation is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay A. Stein, Steven Teta, Donald Barry, Richard E. Cabral, Tracy L. Ramsdell, Tina LeFebvre, Noah Berger, Tom Richardson, Eric von Stetten, Howard P. Weiss, Thomas L. Kelly, Russell J. Gershman
  • Patent number: 6002959
    Abstract: MXA Scan analysis in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the invention can be viewed as a process of placing points on the lateral morphometry image at the anterior, mid, and posterior positions of the inferior and superior endpoints for each vertebral body in the spinal region of interest. These point locations are then used to calculate the anterior, mid, and posterior heights of the vertebral bodies. These heights are then compared to one another and to known normal values for the heights and ratios of the heights for each vertebral body and among vertebral bodies to quantify the degree of vertebral deformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Steiger, Howard P. Weiss