Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Baker Botts LLP
  • Patent number: 8350696
    Abstract: System and method for tracking assets comprises determining if an asset is inside a geofence area, using a first set of asset monitoring parameters to monitor operation of the asset, if the asset is inside the geofence area, and using a second set of asset monitoring parameters to monitor operation of the asset, if the asset is outside the geofence area. The invention further comprises a system and method for providing one or more competitors with an asset tracking device, wherein the asset tracking device allows each competitor's location to be monitored, defining one or more geofence areas on a racetrack, and detecting when the competitors enter a designated geofence area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Independent Witness, Incorporated
    Inventors: Scott McClellan, Eric Capps, Todd Follmer
  • Patent number: 8347006
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, minimizing interconnections in a multi-shelf switching system includes receiving a map describing the switching system, where the switching system comprises shelves and input/output (I/O) points. The map is transformed to yield a graph comprising nodes and edges. A node represents an I/O point, and a node weight represents a number of interface cards of the I/O point represented by the node. An edge between a node pair represents traffic demand between the I/O points represented by the node pair, and an edge weight represents the amount of the traffic demand represented by the edge. The graph is partitioned to yield a groups that minimize interconnection traffic among the shelves, where each group represents a shelf of the multi-shelf switching system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Qiong Zhang, Paparao Palacharla, Xi Wang, Takao Naito
  • Patent number: 8344870
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a vehicle includes a dashboard including one or more touchscreen displays; a wireless network interface; and multiple icons for presentation by one or more of the touchscreen displays to a user in the vehicle. Each of one or more of the icons is configurable by the user through tactile interaction with the icon via one or more of the touchscreen displays. Each of the icons when presented to the user makes accessible to the user through one or more of the touchscreen displays particular functionality. The vehicle includes software associated with the icons that is operable to render the icons on the touchscreen displays and implement their functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Evans, James Vila, Marc J. P. Giradot, Michael M. Schwarz
  • Patent number: 8346238
    Abstract: A method for communicating in a wireless communication network includes establishing a first direct communication link with a base transceiver station and communicating data associated with a communication session over the first direct communication link. The method also includes establishing a mesh connection to the base transceiver station. The mesh connection includes at least one mesh communication link with at least one intermediate communication device of a plurality of communication devices in the wireless network, the at least one intermediate communication device communicating with the base transceiver station over a second direct communication link with the base transceiver station. The method further includes switching between communicating data associated with the communication session over the first direct communication link and communicating data associated with the communication session over the mesh connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shmuel Shaffer, Labhesh Patel, Ramanathan T. Jagadeesan, Bich T. Nguyen, Gregory D. Pelton
  • Patent number: 8347320
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes specifying an application-specific navigation model of an event-driven application; analyzing the navigation model with respect to one or more navigation requirements of the event-driven application to determine whether the event-driven application satisfies the navigation requirements; generating one or more drivers for the event-driven application based on the navigation model; and traversing the navigation model with the application-independent event drivers to analyze the event-driven application with respect to one or more business-logic requirements of the event-driven application to determine whether the event-driven application satisfies the business-logic requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Oksana Tkachuk, Sreeranga P. Rajan
  • Patent number: 8345851
    Abstract: A system and method that provides a user with the ability to transmit confidential information to an IVR system in a secure manner includes invoking an interactive voice response (IVR) routine, the IVR routine determining each of the digits in the sequence by making successive queries and/or digit guesses. A user of the voice communication device need only make an affirmative response or a negative response to each query or digit quess. Once determined, each of the digits in the sequence is sent to the destination system. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sravan Vadlakonda, Shantanu Sarkar, Aseem Asthana, Ashish Chotai
  • Patent number: 8338470
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising dexmedetomidine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof wherein the composition is formulated as a liquid for parenteral administration to a subject, and wherein the composition is disposed within a sealed container as a premixture. The pharmaceutical compositions can be used, for example, in perioperative care of a patient or for sedation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: Priyanka Roychowdhury, Robert A. Cedergren
  • Patent number: 8338386
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the prevention/treatment of ichthyosis vulgaris (IV), atopy and potentially other disorders associated with loss-of-function mutations in the filaggrin gene sequence. The prevention/therapy is based on the use of agents which enable the host's translational machinery to read through a nonsense mutation found in a mutant allele of the filaggrin gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: University Court of the University of Dundee
    Inventors: William Henry Irwin McLean, Frances Jane Dorothy Smith
  • Patent number: 8324260
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter relates to methods of administering an effective amount of dexmedetomidine to a pediatric patient in order to reduce the incidence of neurological damage. More particularly, the presently disclosed subject matter relates to methods of providing sedation or analgesia to a pediatric patient by administering a dexmedetomidine infusion and optionally a loading dose. The dexmedetomidine can be administered before, during, or after surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcelo Garcia da Rocha, Wayne Wisemandle, Dennis James Stalker, Edward Koo
  • Patent number: 8322647
    Abstract: An aircraft includes a housing and a powerplant coupled to the housing and configured to rotate a drive shaft around its longitudinal axis. The aircraft may include at least one lift fan assembly coupled to its housing and including a gearbox and at least one lift fan. The gearbox is coupled to the drive shaft and configured to transfer rotational energy from the drive shaft to the lift fan or fans. The lift fan assembly or assemblies may include at least two pivot assemblies, the first pivot assembly configured to pivot the lift fan assembly on a first axis and the second pivot assembly configured to pivot the lift fan assembly on a second axis that is substantially perpendicular to the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: American Dynamics Flight Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Amraly, Paul Vasilescu, Daniel Turek
  • Patent number: 8313269
    Abstract: Pneumatic particulate material fill systems and methods are disclosed. A particulate material fill system includes a cyclone separator having an inlet adapted to receive pneumatically conveyed particulate material. The cyclone separator has a first outlet adapted to vent air and a second outlet adapted to discharge solids. The particulate material fill system includes a tank adapted to receive solids discharged from the cyclone separator via the second outlet. The tank is adapted for use at atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Adam Fisher, Calvin Lynn Stegemoeller
  • Patent number: 8307982
    Abstract: A cake container having a base (14) and a transparent cover (16) lying over the base, both being constructed of heat-formed plastic sheets, with peripheries of the base and cover securely latched together in a way that avoids sudden movement during unlatching. The base has a largely vertical peripheral wall (24) forming a plurality of dimples (26), and the cover has a lower peripheral wall (30) with a plurality of dimple-receiving regions (32). Each dimple-receiving region includes a chimney (52) that receives a dimple until the dimple lies at the top portion (60) of the chimney. The cover then can be turned so the dimple enters a dimple-receiving cavity (54) that prevents the cover from moving up off the base until the cover is turned back. The cover has a plurality of vertical ribs (172, 173, 174) forming wide panels (182) and forming narrow panels (180) between the wide panels. Stickers (124) adhere to peripheries of the cover and base to show the customer that there has been no tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: PWP Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Patent number: 8300265
    Abstract: An ink reduction rate is set in accordance with the type of image and the type of recording medium. For example, when a photograph is to be printed on a glossy paper with low resolution, the ink reduction rate is set to 10%. When a photograph is to be printed on a plain paper with low resolution, the ink reduction rate is set to 25%. When a document is to be printed with low resolution, the ink reduction rate is set to 50%, irrespective of the type of recording paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masashi Ueda, Tomohiko Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8293480
    Abstract: The invention relates to transgenic non-human animals capable of producing heterologous antibodies and methods for producing human sequence antibodies which bind to human antigens with substantial affinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Genpharm International
    Inventors: Nils Lonberg, Robert M. Kay
  • Patent number: 8292709
    Abstract: There is described an apparatus for a sports game involving movement of a projectile, the apparatus comprising impact sensors for detecting impacts by a player of the sport game or the projectile, the impact sensors being coupled to a processor operable to derive characteristic data for a projectile movement from impacts detected by two or more of the player impact sensors. By monitoring impacts, rather than the movement of the projectile through the air, the apparatus may be both inexpensive and easy to install.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Richard Bruce Welch
  • Patent number: 8292913
    Abstract: A dilatation balloon is fabricated according to a process that forms cavities and indentations in the balloon and/or catheter sections. A length of tubing is axially elongated and radially expanded in a form to provide the requisite biaxial orientation and strength. Then, an excimer laser or another type of laser or mechanical material removal tool is used to remove the polymeric material, virtually without thermal effects. Cavities in the sleeve sections of the balloon are defined and if desired, indentations in the cone sections are defined. Material removal, particularly near the balloon sleeves enables a thinner, more flexible bonding area between the catheter shaft and the balloon. Further, the indentations along the cone sections enables tighter wrapping of the balloon for a reduced delivery profile. Rigidity near the sleeves is reduced for better maneuverability of the catheter in tortuous passageways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Boris Warnack, Judith Hartwig, Silke Pschibl, Travis Richard Yribarren, Randolf Von Oepen, Thomas Rieth, Lorcan Coffey, Arik Zucker
  • Patent number: 8278659
    Abstract: Methods for processing an amorphous silicon thin film sample into a polycrystalline silicon thin film are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the city of New York
    Inventors: James S. Im, Robert S. Sposili, Mark A. Crowder
  • Patent number: 8268757
    Abstract: Methods are provided that include, but are not limited to, methods of treating guar splits comprising: exposing guar splits to a treatment chemical to create treated guar splits, wherein the treatment chemical comprises at least one treatment chemical selected from the group consisting of: an aqueous salt solution; a caustic solution, and a derivatizing agent; and grinding the treated guar splits to create ground, treated guar splits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmie D. Weaver, Robert E. Hanes, Jr., Billy Slabaugh, Tommy Slabaugh, legal representative
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    Patent number: D671357
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Punch Products USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Edgar Trombly
  • Patent number: D673451
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Pactiv LLC
    Inventors: Katie Harvey, Ayberk Abayhan, Tom Guerin