Patents Represented by Attorney Aka Chan LLP
  • Patent number: 8352006
    Abstract: Hypoxia is diagnosed through measurements of oxygen saturation. Some examples of hypoxia conditions that may be diagnosed include peripheral vascular disease, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, ischemia, hypotension, and arteriosclerosis. In a specific implementation, a hypoxia condition is diagnosed based on changes in oxygen saturation in tissue. Ischemia is induced, and then measurements of changes in oxygen saturation in tissue are made. Based on changes in oxygen saturation, a diagnosis is provided of whether a patient has or does not have a hypoxia condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ViOptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohamed Elmandjra, William O'Keefe, Jian-min Mao, Robin Bush, Linda Christenson
  • Patent number: 8328008
    Abstract: A case incorporates a built-in stand for an electronic device, such as an electronic tablet computer, which the case houses. The case protects the electronic device and allows a user to view and access the device without removing it from the case. The built-in stand is adjustable and allows for multiple viewing angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Incase Designs Corp.
    Inventors: Markus Diebel, Hyun Hong
  • Patent number: 8332805
    Abstract: A system of automatically routing interconnect of a integrated circuit design while taking into consideration the parasitic issues of the wiring as it is created. The system will be able to select an appropriate wiring pattern so that signals meet their performance requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Pulsic Limited
    Inventors: Jeremy Birch, Mark Waller, Mark Williams, Graham Balsdon, Fumiaki Sato, Tim Parker
  • Patent number: 8332799
    Abstract: An iterative technique is used to automatically route nets and alter spacing of an integrated circuit design to achieve a fully routed and compact result. After identifying solid and hollow channels, the technique automatically places route paths to connect pins of cells in the solid channels, where route paths may be placed within the solid channels or hollow channels. The technique can reduce a width of at least one hollow channel when an entire space of the hollow channel is not occupied by a placed route path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Pulsic Limited
    Inventor: Mark Waller
  • Patent number: 8323129
    Abstract: An elongated shaft has a shock-absorbing core, a fiber-reinforced durable plastic outer skin encasing the core, and an elongated stiffening member encased within the core. The elongated stiffening member may be a spar or a hollow tube. If it is a hollow tube, the tube may contain a weight that moves along the inside of the tube as the shaft is swung. The shaft also has a way to attach athletic equipment, such as a lacrosse head frame and net or hockey blade, to one end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Rene P. Meyer, Scott D. Patterson
  • Patent number: 8321437
    Abstract: Activity data is analyzed or evaluated to detect behavioral patterns and anomalies. When a particular pattern or anomaly is detected, a system may send a notification or perform a particular task. This activity data may be collected in an information management system, which may be policy based. Notification may be by way e-mail, report, pop-up message, or system message. Some tasks to perform upon detection may include implementing a policy in the information management system, disallowing a user from connecting to the system, and restricting a user from being allowed to perform certain actions. To detect a pattern, activity data may be compared to a previously defined or generated activity profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: NextLabs, Inc.
    Inventor: Keng Lim
  • Patent number: 8321819
    Abstract: In an electronic design automation technique for optical proximity correction, a mask is represented by a function with an exact analytical form over a mask region. Using the physics of optical projection, a solution based on a spatial frequency analysis is determined. Spatial frequencies above a cutoff are determined by the optical system do not contribute to the projected image. Spatial frequencies below this cutoff affect the print (and the mask), while those above the cutoff only affect the mask. Frequency components in the function below this cutoff frequency may be removed, which will help to reduce computational complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Gauda, Inc.
    Inventors: P. Jeffrey Ungar, Ilhami H. Torunoglu
  • Patent number: 8312991
    Abstract: A case incorporates a built-in stand for an electronic device, such as an electronic tablet computer, which the case houses. The case protects the electronic device and allows a user to view and access the device without removing it from the case. The built-in stand is adjustable and allows for multiple viewing angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Incase Designs Corp.
    Inventors: Markus Diebel, Hyun Hong
  • Patent number: 8307560
    Abstract: A revolutionary, new sizing and fitting system for jeans is based on the concept of shape, not size. This sizing and fitting system is organized around some basic body shapes categories: e.g., slight curve (straighter figure, flatter fanny), demi curve (evenly proportioned hip and seat) and bold curve (smaller waist, larger seat). To use the system, the consumer finds their shape using a shape measuring tool. The shape measuring tool calculates a shape category based on a differential of two measurements in the seat area. With this shape category information, the consumer can easily locate a pair of form-fitting jeans. The sizing and fitting system is also applicable to pants, shorts, skirts, and other clothing where form fit is desirable in the seat and hip area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Levi Strauss & Co.
    Inventor: Kris Tulin
  • Patent number: 8290558
    Abstract: An oximeter tool includes a base with one or more sensor structures to make measurements, a handle, and a spring connected between the handle and the base. A user can hold the handle while measurements are made and the spring permits the handle to flex relative to the one or more sensor structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: ViOptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Lash, Scott Janis, Darius Eghbal
  • Patent number: 8271930
    Abstract: A method co-optimizes a design and a library in such a way to choose the best set of cells to implement the design. The method takes into account the idea of limiting the number of new cells while reducing target costs and respecting design constraints. The method chooses a minimum nearly optimum set of cells to optimize a design. This involves the simultaneous optimization of a cell-based design and a cell library used to implement it. The invention can produce only an optimized library for a specific application, when the circuit is disregarded. The method takes into account a set of new cells described as finalized cells or as virtual cells, possibly having different transistor topologies, different sizes, different logic functions, and/or different cell template than the original library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nangate A/S
    Inventors: Andre Inacio Reis, Anders Bo Rasmussen, Vinicius Pazutti Correia, Ole Christian Andersen
  • Patent number: 8260627
    Abstract: A system and method for determining business partner value by creating weighted metrics for identifying, evaluating and selecting a business partner for a company; creating a business agreement and weighted metrics for evaluating the agreement; creating weighted metrics for ongoing management of the partner; and managing the partner by ongoing periodic evaluation of the weighted metrics for partner selection, agreement, and management. Both company and partners may participate in the evaluation on an ongoing basis (e.g., once per month or once per quarter) rather than an annual review. In one embodiment, weighted metrics of partner selection, agreement, and management are reported, charted and graphed providing for visual evaluation and side-by-side comparison of the perceptions of company and partner for optimization of the business relationship and prediction of future performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: William A. Davidson
  • Patent number: 8255530
    Abstract: Network traffic is manages using a digital signal processing integrated circuit (DSP). The DSP performs one or more of the following functions on the incoming network traffic: classification, policing, congestion control, segmentation and reassembly, queuing, scheduling, shaping and label switching. The DSP may have one or a plurality of processing cores. In one embodiment of the invention, each processing core of the DSP is dedicated to specific traffic management layer. The DSP, used in management of network traffic, provides quality of service (QoS) or class of service (CoS) control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: DinoChip, Inc.
    Inventors: Li-Sheng Chen, Qian-Yu Tang, Dziem Dinh Nguyen, Huadong Shao
  • Patent number: 8255841
    Abstract: Optical proximity correction techniques performed on one or more graphics processors improve the masks used for the printing of microelectronic circuit designs. Execution of OPC techniques on hardware or software platforms utilizing graphics processing units. GPUs may share the computation load with the system CPUs to efficiently and effectively execute the OPC method steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Gauda, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilhami H. Torunoglu, Ahmet Karakas
  • Patent number: 8246408
    Abstract: Large digital displays for entertainment, architectural and advertising displays have interconnected display panels with pluralities of light emitting elements. To solve calibration problems, each of the display panels stores measured luminance and chromaticity data for each of the light emitting elements of the panel. The luminance data is independent of the chromaticity data. A central controller can then perform calibration procedures so that the light emitting elements are matched across the entire display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Barco, Inc.
    Inventor: Grant Arthur John Elliott
  • Patent number: 8244745
    Abstract: In an information management system, activity data is collected and analyzed for patterns. The information management system may be policy based. Activity data may be organized as entries including information on user, application, machine, action, object or document, time, and location. When checking for patterns in the activity or historical data, techniques may include inferencing, frequency checking, location and distance checking, and relationship checking, and any combination of these. Analyzing the activity data may include comparing like types or categories of information for two or more entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: NextLabs, Inc.
    Inventor: Keng Lim
  • Patent number: 8236008
    Abstract: An abrasive tip is used to exfoliate skin and tissue through abrasive materials integrated in the tip. The tip also delivers fluid to the skin and vacuums the fluid and abraded tissue during treatment. Treated skin will look younger and healthier in appearance. In an implementation, the tip is replaceable and disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Envy Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Brendon Boone, III, Basil M. Hantash, Kenneth B. Karasiuk, Steven E. Wojcik
  • Patent number: D664200
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Janet K. Lau
  • Patent number: D672394
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Janet K. Lau
  • Patent number: D673219
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Janet K. Lau