Patents by Inventor Keith Bernstein

Keith Bernstein 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: 7398463
    Abstract: Dynamic web page generation is optimized by reducing the processing overhead required to parse the web page HTML code for tokens and insert dynamic content. Using the invention, an HTML file for a dynamic web page need be read and parsed only once throughout the life of the server. A software object parses the HTML, decomposes the page into constituent pieces and saves them to data structures as byte streams, which are cached, along with the software object, rendering multiple disk accesses unnecessary when the page is reconstituted. For subsequent requests, the dynamic page is created from the cached version, which is shareable across users and across requests. The optimization reduces server resource usage for dynamic page generation to near zero. The invention is also applicable to other documents combining static and dynamic content that require composition tools for editing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: AOL LLC
    Inventors: Keith Bernstein, Robert Kieffer
  • Patent number: 7158982
    Abstract: The invention provides a solution to client-server data handling tasks, such as, transport and data manipulation, by keeping the middleware ignorant of the specific semantics of the data and makes it instead a “dumb” or “blind” transport conduit between the client and the data base. Conversely, the invention provides the client with a mechanism to manipulate the database data without the middleware understanding the type or structure of the data that is being acted upon. This flows easily with the functioning of the client and the database, which is, to move the data back and forth from one to the other, with the client accepting the data from the user and displaying the database data to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: America Online, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Bernstein, Robert Kieffer
  • Publication number: 20060275352
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved electrotransport drug delivery system for analgesic drugs, namely fentanyl and sufentanil. The fentanyl/sufentanil is provided as a water soluble salt (e.g., fentanyl hydrochloride), preferably in a hydrogel formulation, for use in an electrotransport device. In accordance with the present invention, a transdermal electrotransport delivered dose of fentanyl/sufentanil is provided which is sufficient to induce analgesia in (e.g., adult) human patients suffering from moderate-to-severe pain associated with major surgical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Mary Southam, Keith Bernstein, Henk Noorduin
  • Patent number: 7054488
    Abstract: A method for determining transparency in image extraction creates a first mask bitmap by combining a first image and a second image, wherein the first image and the second image have the same size and are the same except for transparent areas. A second mask bitmap is created which displaces pixels of first RGB values in the first image to second RGB values. The first mask bitmap is applied to the second mask bitmap by performing an ‘OR’ operation on the first and second mask bitmaps. Pixels in the resulting bitmap of the ‘OR’ operation which have the first RGB values are transparent. Pixels in the resulting bitmap of the ‘OR’ operation, corresponding to the pixels in the first image that had the first RGB values, have the second RGB values. Pixels are identified in the resulting bitmap of said ‘OR’ operation which have said first RGB values as transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: America Online, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg White, Robert Kieffer, Keith Bernstein
  • Publication number: 20060069344
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved electrotransport drug delivery system for analgesic drugs, namely fentanyl and sufentanil. The fentanyl/sufentanil is provided as a water soluble salt (e.g., fentanyl hydrochloride), preferably in a hydrogel formulation, for use in an electrotransport device (10). In accordance with the present invention, a transdermal electrotransport delivered dose of fentanyl/sufentanil is provided which is sufficient to induce analgesia in (e.g., adult) human patients suffering from moderate-to-severe pain associated with major surgical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Mary Southam, Keith Bernstein, Henk Noorduin
  • Publication number: 20050171464
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved electrotransport drug delivery system for analgesic drugs, namely fentanyl and sufentanil. The fentanyl/sufentanil is provided as a water soluble salt (eg, fentanyl hydrochloride) dispersed in a hydrogel formulation for use in an electrotransport device (10). In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the concentration of fentanyl/sufentanil in the donor reservoir (26) solution is above a predetermined minimum concentration, whereby the transdermal electrotransport flux of fentanyl/sufentanil is maintained independent of the concentration of fentanyl/sufentanil in solution. In accordance with a second aspect of the present invention, the donor reservoir (26) of the electrotransport delivery device (10) is comprised of silver and the donor reservoir (26) contains a predetermined “excess” loading of fentanyl/sufentanil halide to prevent silver ion migration with attendant skin discoloration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph Phipps, Mary Southam, Keith Bernstein, Henk Noorduin
  • Publication number: 20050131337
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved electrotransport drug delivery system for analgesic drugs, namely fentanyl and sufentanil. The fentanyl/sufentanil is provided as a water soluble salt (eg, fentanyl hydrochloride) dispersed in a hydrogel formulation for use in an electrotransport device (10). In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the concentration of fentanyl/sufentanil in the donor reservoir (26) solution is above a predetermined minimum concentration, whereby the transdermal electrotransport flux of fentanyl/sufentanil is maintained independent of the concentration of fentanyl/sufentanil in solution. In accordance with a second aspect of the present invention, the donor reservoir (26) of the electrotransport delivery device (10) is comprised of silver and the donor reservoir (26) contains a predetermined “excess” loading of fentanyl/sufentanil halide to prevent silver ion migration with attendant skin discoloration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph Phipps, Mary Southam, Keith Bernstein, Henk Noorduin
  • Publication number: 20040181532
    Abstract: The invention provides a solution to client-server data handling tasks, such as, transport and data manipulation, by keeping the middleware ignorant of the specific semantics of the data and makes it instead a “dumb” or “blind” transport conduit between the client and the data base. Conversely, the invention provides the client with a mechanism to manipulate the database data without the middleware understanding the type or structure of the data that is being acted upon. This flows easily with the functioning of the client and the database, which is, to move the data back and forth from one to the other, with the client accepting the data from the user and displaying the database data to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Keith Bernstein, Robert Kieffer
  • Publication number: 20040128356
    Abstract: A system and method supporting instant messaging which removes many of the problems and barriers to the use of instant messaging through the use of universally unique identifiers to web pages for instant messaging sessions, with recipients invited to the instant messaging session via email.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Keith Bernstein, Alan Chung
  • Publication number: 20030142090
    Abstract: A method for determining transparency of images in extraction comprises various steps, including set transparent areas in Image 1 to black; set transparent areas in Image 2 to white; to perform an “exclusive or” operation on Image 1 and Image 2: subtract 1 from the resulting bitmap of the “exclusive or” operation, wherein the resulting bitmap after the “subtraction” operaton is called first mask bitmap; fill a first temporary bitmap with pixels all set to (254, 254, 254); perform an “exclusive or” operation on the first temporary bitmap and the bitmap for Image 1; fill a second temporary bitmap with pixels all set to (0, 0, 0); divide the resulting bitmap of the “exclusive or” operation on the first temporary bitmap and the bitmap for Image 1 by the second temporary bitmap, wherein the resulting bitmap after the “division” operation is called second mask bitmap; perform an “or” operation on the second mask bitmap and the origi
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventors: Greg White, Robert Kieffer, Keith Bernstein
  • Publication number: 20030014443
    Abstract: Dynamic web page generation is optimized by reducing the processing overhead required to parse the web page HTML code for tokens and insert dynamic content. Using the invention, an HTML file for a dynamic web page need be read and parsed only once throughout the life of the server. A software object parses the HTML, decomposes the page into constituent pieces and saves them to data structures as byte streams, which are cached, along with the software object, rendering multiple disk accesses unnecessary when the page is reconstituted. For subsequent requests, the dynamic page is created from the cached version, which is shareable across users and across requests. The optimization reduces server resource usage for dynamic page generation to near zero. The invention is also applicable to other documents combining static and dynamic content that require composition tools for editing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventors: Keith Bernstein, Robert Kieffer
  • Patent number: 6023271
    Abstract: Systems and methods for programming applications with GUIs in accordance that do not require time-consuming and error-prone custom coding of GUI/internal variable synchronization routines, in general, and GUI/BO synchronization routines, in particular. An embodiment includes a plurality of classes for associating and synchronizing GUI components and BO attributes. The classes include: an inspector class, a selection class and a plurality of editor classes. The inspector class includes methods and data structures that enable a client application to bind a set of GUI components to the attributes of at least one business object. As a first step in associating and synchronizing GUI components and BO attributes a client application constructs an instance of the inspector class. The client application then passes the inspector instance a selection class instance that includes the business object(s) whose properties are to be synchronized with the GUI components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Loki Der Quaeler-Bock, Raymond J. Ryan, Keith Bernstein
  • Patent number: 5297249
    Abstract: A set of hypermedia linking services enable client applications to incorporate hypermedia capabilities in an open system architecture. The users are provided with a consistent hypermedia interface completely managed by the hypermedia services and not by the client application itself. The graphical user interface includes methods for menu handling, dialog box presentation and pointing device message handling, e.g., mouse message handling. Normal hypermedia activities such as object management, object creation, object deletion and object modification is provided. In addition, an open system searching mechanism is provided to satisfy broad non-context requests for information by the user without sacrificing the advantages of an open hypermedia environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Bernstein, John A. Stephens
  • Patent number: 5204947
    Abstract: A set of hypermedia linking services enable client applications to incorporate hypermedia capabilities in an open system architecture. The users are provided with a consistent hypermedia interface completely managed by the hypermedia services and not by the client application itself. The graphical user interface includes methods for menu handling, dialog box presentation and pointing device message handling, e.g., mouse message handling. Normal hypermedia activities such as object management, object creation, object deletion and object modification is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1993
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Bernstein, John A. Stephens