Patents Represented by Attorney Baker & Daniels LLP
  • Patent number: 8350867
    Abstract: A method includes detecting one of an application access or a file type access, and configuring, in response to detecting the application or file type access, automatically without user interaction, a display system in an image quality configuration for the application or the file type where the image quality configuration is based on providing best image quality with respect to the application or the file type. Configuring the display system in an image quality configuration, may involve determining that a profile associated with the application or associated with the file type is stored in memory, and configuring the display system according to the profile. The method may adjust at least one anti-aliasing parameter or at least one anisotropic filter parameter. The method may monitor an operating system to obtain an indication that an application has been accessed or that a file type has been accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Raymond F. Dumbeck, Andrew W. Dodd, Michael Casey Gotcher
  • Patent number: 8348090
    Abstract: A bulk storage container includes a tank with a “full drain” outlet, and a coupler attached to the outlet, in which the full drain outlet and coupler utilize a metal-on-metal threaded connection to create a fluid-tight seal therebetween. The polymer coupler includes a metal insert with internal threads, and the tank includes a metal insert with external threads corresponding to the internal threads of the coupler insert. The metal inserts are integrally molded within the walls of the tank and coupler, respectively. Advantageously, the threaded metal inserts provide a rigid structural connection between the tank and coupler that is highly durable and leak resistant. In addition to the threaded fluid-tight seal, a shoulder of the coupler abuts a corresponding face formed on the tank, with a gasket between the shoulder and face to provide a secondary seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ROTO Engineering GmbH
    Inventors: David L. Crager, Douglas J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8344319
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a novel system and method for evaporating and ionizing compounds comprising an LIAD source and an ionization source that operates at atmospheric pressure. This system is readily adaptable for use with most commercially available mass spectrometers. Ionization sources include Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization sources (APCI) and Atmospheric Pressure Photo Ionization (APPI) sources. The ionization sources are positioned such that the analyte desorbing from the surface of the LIAD is fed into the ion stream produced by the ionization source and ionized analyte and ionized fragments of the analyte are fed into the sample inlet of a mass spectrometer. These systems allow for the mass spectrometric analysis of non-polar compounds that lack readily ionizable functional groups, such as saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons and compounds with medium to low polarity, as well as hydrocarbon mixtures, such as petroleum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Hilkka I. Kenttamaa, David Jesse Borton, II, Jinshan Gao, Zhicheng Jin, Benjamin Curtis Owen
  • Patent number: 8344505
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing semiconductor packages at the wafer level is disclosed. A wafer has multiple integrated circuits (ICs) formed on its active surface, with each IC in communication with a plurality under-bump metallization (UBM) pads formed on one surface the package. The UBM pads include a larger pads near the center of package and smaller UBM pads near the periphery. The method includes attaching a stiffener to an inactive surface of the wafer; forming under bump metallization pads; and forming solder bumps extending from the UBM pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Neil Mclellan, Adam Zbrzezny
  • Patent number: 8344760
    Abstract: A circuit includes an input/output buffer circuit. The input/output buffer circuit includes an output buffer circuit and a bias control circuit. The output buffer circuit provides an output voltage in response to output information. The bias control circuit provides an output buffer bias voltage based on the output voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Yamin Du, Oleg Drapkin, Grigori Temkine
  • Patent number: 8342351
    Abstract: A cap adapted for sealing a caulking cartridge. The cap may include a first member and a second member. The first member may have the shape of a frustum. The second member may be longer than the first member and extend through the first member. The second member may include an elongated portion, a planar member and a ring portion. The elongated portion may include a plurality of shoulders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Terry J. Hobbs, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8342714
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a housing, a light emitter located in an interior region of the housing, a driver for the emitter, and a heat sink coupled to the driver. The heat sink includes a plurality of fins for cooling the driver. The apparatus further includes a driver mounting portion having a mounting surface and a side wall. The side wall is coupled to one of the heat sink and the driver so that the plurality of fins of the heat sink are exposed. The mounting surface of the driver mounting portion is coupled to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Stray Light Optical Technologies
    Inventors: Gerald W. Rea, Robert A. Drake
  • Patent number: 8342854
    Abstract: A learning system includes a plurality of teacher and student stations for holding one or more learning sessions between a teacher and one or more students. A server serves instructional material for creating a learning environment during the learning session, and a database stores at least one of teacher and student attributes that relate to language ability. In the present invention, the instructional material is a computer generated instructional material that is produced based on the language ability of the student or the teacher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Educate Online Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Anna Parmer, Joe Tojek, John Stuppy
  • Patent number: 8342778
    Abstract: A vibratory pile driver configured to insert curved sheet pile beneath a conduit by rotating the pile driver about a fixed pivot element to advance the curved sheet pile along a fixed arc. In one exemplary embodiment, the distance between the fixed pivot element and the clamps that secured the curved sheet pile to the pile driver is the same as the radius of curvature of the curved sheet pile. In another exemplary embodiment, when the curved sheet pile is secured to the pile driver by the clamps, the center of the radius of curvature of the curved sheet pile lies substantially on the rotational axis of the fixed pivot element. In this embodiment, the vibratory pile driver may be rotated about the fixed pivot element to advance the curved sheet pile along an arc having curvature substantially identical to the radius of curvature of the curved sheet pile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hercules Machinery Corporation
    Inventors: John W. Jinnings, Mark Gustin
  • Patent number: 8346374
    Abstract: An implantable lead may include a housing and a laminate distal seal disposed across a distal end of the housing. A coupler and a fixation helix secured to the coupler may be disposed within the housing. The fixation helix may have a retracted position in which the fixation helix does not penetrate the laminate distal seal and an extended position in which the fixation helix has pierced the laminate distal seal and extends therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Foster, Arthur J. Foster, Duane T. Meyer
  • Patent number: 8339133
    Abstract: A fluxgate magnetic field sensor including an excitation current conductor (4) and a layer of saturable magnetic material cladding (6) having a plurality of feed-through channels (16) extending between opposed faces of the cladding layer, the excitation current conductor weaving through a plurality of said feed-through channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Liaisons Electroniques-Mecaniques LEM SA
    Inventor: Wolfram Teppan
  • Patent number: 8340767
    Abstract: A cardiac rhythm management system comprises a medical electrical lead, a pressure sensing element, and an implantable pulse generator. The lead is sized to be advanced through the right atrium and coronary sinus into a coronary vein adjacent to the left ventricle. The lead includes an opening intermediate its proximal and distal ends, and a lumen extending longitudinally within the body in communication with the opening. The pressure sensing element is movably disposed in lead lumen and is dimensioned to extend through the opening in the lead, and includes a flexible, elongated conductive member having a distal end, and a pressure transducer coupled to the distal end of the conductive member. The pulse generator is configured to receive cardiac rhythm signals from the electrode and fluid pressure signals from the pressure transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Lili Liu, Mohan Krishnan, Bruce A. Tockman, David R. Wulfman
  • Patent number: 8340778
    Abstract: An acoustic energy delivery system for delivering acoustic energy to an implantable medical device (“IMD”). The system includes an IMD having a power source and an energy delivery device. The energy delivery device includes a controller and an array of ultrasonic elements electrically coupled to the controller and configured to deliver acoustic energy to the IMD. Methods of delivering acoustic energy to an IMD are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Binh C. Tran, Robert S. Harguth, Bin Mi, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 8340776
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for selectively activating medical devices are disclosed. A medical device in accordance with an illustrative embodiment includes an energy storage device, an acoustic transducer configured to convert an acoustic signal into an electrical signal, a signal detector configured to generate a trigger signal when the electrical signal exceeds a specific threshold established by a biasing element, a control circuit, and an activation/deactivation switch configured to switch the medical device between an inactive state and an active state in response to the trigger signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Eyal Doron, Lance E. Juffer, Keith R. Maile, Andrew L. Cable
  • Patent number: 8337240
    Abstract: The present invention relates to high-current plug-in connectors, in particular to unipolar high-current plug-in connectors for wind turbine generator systems, which can be arranged beside one another in a space-saving manner and can also meet high requirements on the current-carrying capacity. According to the invention, this is achieved in that cross-sections of which the longitudinal extent exceeds the transverse extent are selected for the plug-in and coupling contact. This means that the dimension in the transverse direction can be restricted and simultaneously the cable cross-section and the contact surface required from an electrical point of view are provided by the increased longitudinal extent. Moreover, the plug and the coupling comprise a visible mechanical coding, which prevents accidental reversal of the polarity of adjacently arranged cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Feldmeier, Horst Braun, Zoltan Lampert, Thomas Schnurpfeil
  • Patent number: 8341272
    Abstract: A method for the improvement of a TCP data transmission process in the case of an interruption of the physical transmission medium, wherein after the establishment of a TCP connection between a client (10) and a server (12) a data packet is transmitted from the server (12) to the client (10), wherein the receipt of the data packet from the server (12) is confirmed by the client (10) by the transmission of a confirmation message assigned to the received data packet, ACK message, wherein in the case of the transmission of the ACK message at the client (10) a timer (14) is started with a default time T1, and the same ACK message is repeatedly transmitted to the server (12), in case no further data packet has been received from the server (12) at the client (10) after expiration of the time T1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: T-Mobile International AG
    Inventor: Remi Kleo
  • Patent number: 8338118
    Abstract: The invention relates to processes and devices for detecting an analyte in a sample by fluorescence measurement of a fluorophore, wherein the detection medium which contains a fluorophore or a precursor of the fluorophore is admixed with an absorber whose absorbance spectrum superimposes the fluorescence excitation range of the fluorophore. The system consisting of the fluorophore and the absorber, which is produced in the detection medium, has an altered effective fluorescence excitation range with an altered fluorescence excitation maximum. Illumination with fluorescence excitation light can take place within the range of this altered excitation maximum. The measured signal obtained from determining fluorescence emission exhibits only low dependence on the wavelength of the excitation light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Petrich, Claudia Gaessler-Dietsche, Carina Horn, Kari Hebestreit, Jean-Michel Asfour, Klemens Bardelang, Gerrit Kocherscheidt
  • Patent number: D673083
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Red Milawa Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Ashley Daff
  • Patent number: D673379
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kimball International, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Schweikarth, Donald Woods, Neil Broeker, Mark Wahl
  • Patent number: D673648
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Lucien Masson