Patents Represented by Attorney Baker & Daniels LLP
  • Patent number: 8294731
    Abstract: A graphics processor or a graphics block for use in a processor includes a type buffer used for determining if a currently processed pixel requires further processing. Each pixel has a number of sub-pixels and each sub-pixel line includes at least one counter that is stored in an edge buffer. A limited edge buffer that can store edge buffer values in a limited range can be employed. Each buffer can include information regarding the whole screen or a portion of thereof. The edge buffer also can be an external or internal buffer, and when implemented internally, the graphics processor or graphics block need not employ a bi-directional bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Mika Tuomi
  • Patent number: 8295667
    Abstract: A microstructured fiber or photonic crystal fiber is described having a doped solid core region and a cladding region, holes being provided in the cladding region, the fiber having a low hybrid splice loss to conventional fiber as well as being able to be tightly bent due to the microstructured cladding. The cladding region can contain a plurality of holes surrounding and distanced from the core. These holes are preferably located symmetrically around the core and extend longitudinally along the length of fiber. The holes may be two or more D-shaped holes or truncated D-shaped holes arranged symmetrically around the care. In other embodiments, the holes comprise hole structures arranged symmetrically around the core in a ring. The holes may be arranged having the inner side facing the core formed from arcs of a circle, e.g. equal arcs of a circle. Between the arcs circular holes may be provided called capillaries, i.e. smaller holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Raychem BVBA
    Inventors: Jan Watté, Jürgen Van Erps, Tomasz Nasilowski, Christof Debaes, Hugo Thienpont
  • Patent number: 8292600
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and apparatuses for operating and controlling AOD pumps (10, 10?, 10?, 100, 460, 580, 740) and other pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Proportion-Air, Incorporated
    Inventors: David A. Reed, Timothy D. Hogue
  • Patent number: 8296693
    Abstract: An apparatus for verifying an operation of a hardware descriptor program under test includes a lexical analyzer, a parsing engine and a generator. The lexical analyzer receives input/output (I/O) information of hardware descriptor language code that represents a circuit description of an integrated circuit to be tested. The lexical analyzer performs lexical analysis on the I/O information of the hardware descriptor language code so as to generate a stream of tokens. The parsing engine interprets the stream of tokens representing the I/O information of the hardware descriptor language code based on an interpretation of rules required to test a plurality of functions capable of being executed by the integrated circuit. The generator generates verification module code based on the interpretation of the stream of tokens representing the I/O information of the hardware descriptor language code and the rules interpretation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventor: Lawrence H. Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8290728
    Abstract: A method includes generating a first, second and third voltage output from a temperature sensing element of an integrated circuit using a respective, corresponding first, second and third, switched current source, for sequentially switching a respective first, second and third excitation current through the temperature sensing element. The third switched current source generates the corresponding third voltage output as a reference voltage between the first voltage and the second voltage. An error corrected difference is calculated between the first voltage and the second voltage using the reference voltage. In the method, the second excitation current is proportional to the first excitation current by a value n, and the third excitation current is proportional to the first excitation current by the square root of n.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Oleg Drapkin, Grigori Temkine, Kristina Au, Filipp Chekmazov, Paul Edelshteyn
  • Patent number: 8290266
    Abstract: A method is proposed for segmenting a 2- or 3-D space, spanned by a set of medical data comprising intensity values at locations within the space, to estimate the position of an object of medical significance. The method using a level set function having a level set which provides a model of boundary of the object. The level set function is iteratively updated by a force defined based on the medical data. For computational efficiency, only the force in the narrowband of the model boundary needs to be calculated. Minimization of an energy function, related to the force, provides a termination condition for the iteration. High level knowledge can be incorporated in several ways, such as by an explicit force term which takes over from the force based on the medical data when prior knowledge of the object is about to be violated by the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventor: Jimin Liu
  • Patent number: 8289319
    Abstract: An apparatus for rendering an image includes a command binning module. The command binning module generates binned image information by classifying command information into bins that each correspond to a display tile of an image to be rendered. The command binning module generates image depth information for each display tile based on the binned command information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Petri O. Nordlund, Mika H. Tuomi
  • Patent number: 8287297
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clearance compensation unit for a plug connection, in particular an electrical RJ plug connection, comprising a plug connector and a counter connector, the clearance compensation unit comprising a clearance compensation spring which has at least two spring portions in such a way that clearance between the plug connector and the counter connector can be compensated in at least two dimensions by means of the spring portions, it being possible to push the plug connector against another spring portion of the clearance compensation spring or against a limit stop of the counter connector. The invention further relates to a plug connector; a counter connector; in particular a plug, a built-in plug, a coupling or a socket; a housing therefor; or a support collar; preferably for an electrical RJ plug connection, comprising a clearance compensation unit according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Schmidt, Werner Boeck
  • Patent number: 8287415
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transmission unit (1), particularly multi-range transmission (2), comprising an input (E) and an output (A) and arranged between them a continuously variable transmission part (3) and a mechanical transmission part (4), comprising two three-shaft planetary gear sets (5, 6), each having a first (5.1, 6.1), second (5.2, 6.2) and third shaft (5.3, 6.3), wherein the first shafts of both planetary gear sets can be connected to the input and at least one second or third shaft of the respective planetary gear set can be non-rotatable connected to the output (A). The invention is characterized in that the planetary gear sets can be connected via two shiftable coupling units (K1, K2), which can be selectively and alternately actuated, to form a four-shaft planetary gear set and that the first coupling unit (K1) is arranged between the first shaft (6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Dieter Glockler
  • Patent number: 8287312
    Abstract: The invention relates to a female electrical connector having a contact volume for receiving a jack, a shell for securing the position of the connector relative to a substrate and a status switch, which is adapted to be operated by inserting the jack into the contact volume. In order to provide for a smaller connector, the present invention provides that the switch is at least partially integrated into the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Nederland BV
    Inventors: Martijn Riemeijer, Sjoerd Zwartkruis
  • Patent number: 8289134
    Abstract: A security system and method of operation thereof are provided in which users of the security system are each assigned a preferred language. A user interface of the security system communicates information to particular users in their assigned preferred languages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dennis M Caler, David L Anderson, Jeffrey M Swan
  • Patent number: 8286022
    Abstract: A differential serial communication receiver circuit automatically compensates for intrapair skew between received differential signals on a serial differential communication link, with deterministic skew adjustment set during a receiver training period. Intrapair skew refers to the skew within a pair of differential signals, and is hence interchangeable with the term differential skew in the context of this document. During the receiver training period, a training data pattern is received, such as alternating ones and zeros (e.g., a D10.2 pattern as is known in the art), rather than an actual data payload. The differential serial communication receiver circuit includes a differential skew compensation circuit to compensate for intrapair skew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Richard Fung, Ramesh Senthinathan, Nancy Chan
  • Patent number: 8282021
    Abstract: An apparatus for application of a liquid or liquid-solid solution to soil includes an articulating tractor, a frame, a pivot point, a boom and a drag hose. The articulating tractor has a front portion and a rear portion connected to an articulation point. The rear portion has a rear wheel axle. The frame is adapted to mount on the rear portion of the articulating tractor. The frame has a front frame end located between the rear wheel axle and the articulation point. The pivot point is on the front frame end and positioned about 12 inches or more from the rear wheel axle. The boom pivotally attaches to the pivot point. The drag hose has a distal end in fluid communication with a source of liquid or solid-liquid solution and a proximal end coupled to the boom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Tom Schottler
  • Patent number: 8282598
    Abstract: Components may be used separately or in combination to create anchoring systems for intra-luminal implants for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes. Various systems include an external component adapted for deployment around a portion of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., the duodenum) and an internal component adapted for implantation within the gastrointestinal tract. Various systems use anchors that are based on mechanical interference, elasticity, spring force, shape memory transformation, magnetic attraction, repulsion and/or levitation. Various embodiments rely on longitudinal anchoring of the implants with minimal force against tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: MetaModix, Inc.
    Inventors: Kedar R. Belhe, Paul J. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8283522
    Abstract: The subject invention provides novel plants that are not only resistant to 2,4-D, but also to pyridyloxyacetate herbicides. Heretofore, there was no expectation or suggestion that a plant with both of these advantageous properties could be produced by the introduction of a single gene. The subject invention also includes plants that produce one or more enzymes of the subject invention “stacked” together with one or more other herbicide resistance genes. The subject invention enables novel combinations of herbicides to be used in new ways. Furthermore, the subject invention provides novel methods of preventing the development of, and controlling, strains of weeds that are resistant to one or more herbicides such as glyphosate. The preferred enzyme and gene for use according to the subject invention are referred to herein as AAD-12 (AryloxyAlkanoate Dioxygenase). This highly novel discovery is the basis of significant herbicide tolerant crop trait and selectable marker opportunities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Terry R. Wright, Justin M. Lira, Terence Anthony Walsh, Donald J. Merlo, Jayakumar P. Samuel, Gaofeng Lin
  • Patent number: 8285398
    Abstract: A lead includes a lead body extending from a distal end to a proximal end, and at least one conductor disposed within the lead body and extending from the distal end to the proximal end of the lead body. The lead further includes an outer terminal ring, a terminal pin, and an insulative sleeve disposed between the outer terminal ring and the terminal pin, where the insulative sleeve is coupled with the outer terminal ring with a snap-fit connection. A pin latch is disposed on an outer periphery surface of the insulative sleeve, where the pin latch is rotatable about a hinge point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Sundberg, Paul E. Zarembo
  • Patent number: 8281637
    Abstract: Provided are tools, tool kits, and associated methods for forming and/or clasping needs associated with, for example, jewelry making activities. The tools herein releasably secure forming pegs and restrain lateral movement of the forming pegs to a first line of action. The tools also translate an actuation force along a second line of action to relative lateral movement of the forming pegs along the first line of action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Swanstrom Tools USA Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy W. Sheriff
  • Patent number: D668892
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Kimball International, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith E. Metcalf, Ralph L. Langen, Jeffrey P. Bueltel, Todd E. Boyd, Stanley J. Epple
  • Patent number: D669018
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Achim Ehrat
  • Patent number: D669172
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: King Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. McGrail, David J. Miller, Yung Siung Tony Yeh, Kristin Jugenheimer Size, Randal Chinnock, George Grubner, Elizabeth Powell Goodrich, Paul Gregory, Gary Palladino, Brian Hack