Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Baker & Daniels
  • Patent number: 8306699
    Abstract: A construction vehicle including methods and apparatus for operator directed electronic tracking adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Glenn Owen Scheer
  • Patent number: 8303665
    Abstract: This glenoidal component for a shoulder prosthesis comprises a base which may be immobilized on the glenoid cavity of a shoulder, and an element provided to be mounted on this base and forming a convex surface of articulation centered on an axis of symmetry. This axis of symmetry is non-perpendicular to a rear face of the base intended to abut against the glenoid cavity, this making it possible to compensate a defect in parallelism between the resectioned surface of the glenoid cavity and the axis of the patient's spinal column. A surgeon can select the component most adapted to the orientation of the resectioned surface from a set of components in which the axes of symmetry of the components are oriented differently with respect to their rear faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Tornier SAS
    Inventors: Alain Tornier, Francois Sirveaux, Gilles Walch, Daniel Mole, Christophe Levigne, Pascal Boileau, Luc Favard
  • Patent number: 8306633
    Abstract: A lead system has an elongate body, an active fixation assembly movable relative to the elongate lead body, including a non-stationary electrode. The lead system further includes a non-stationary electrode member and an electrical interconnect electrically connected between the non-stationary electrode member and the stationary electrode member. The electrical interconnect provides a reliable electrical interconnection between the stationary electrode and the non-stationary electrode, while allowing the non-stationary electrode to move relative to the stationary electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric John Wengreen, Eric Falbe Hammill, Luke Thomas Babler
  • Patent number: 8303369
    Abstract: A dollhouse is moveable from a closed or folded position to an open or unfolded position. In its open configuration, the dollhouse provides one or more play areas on each side of the dollhouse. The dollhouse can be provided with a variety of sensors for detecting play activities and providing feedback such as audible feedback, motion or lights in response to the specific play activities. Feedback can also be produced in response to the order in which the sensors are activated and in response to activation by particular play components to encourage desired play behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: TOMY International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin K. Smith, Liliane Davidson
  • Patent number: 8302711
    Abstract: A utility vehicle is disclosed. The utility vehicle may include storage areas under the dash. The utility vehicle may include suspension systems for utility vehicles having shocks with both a fluidic stiffness adjustment and a mechanical stiffness adjustment. The utility vehicle may include an electrical power steering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J Kinsman, Kelly J Knutson, Louis J Brady, D Brett Gass
  • Patent number: 8302724
    Abstract: An electric vehicle is disclosed having a frame, a plurality of ground engaging members, an electric motor, a front drive system, and a rear drive system. The electric motor is configured to provide power to at least a portion of the ground engaging members. The vehicle also comprises a plurality of batteries, an electronic controller, and a drive mode input. The drive mode input is operatively coupled to the electronic controller. The electronic controller operates the electric vehicle in one of a plurality of drive modes based on the drive mode input. In a first drive mode, the electronic controller specifies a first amount of motor braking to be applied by the electric motor, and in a second drive mode, the electronic controller specifies a second amount of motor braking to be applied by the electric motor. The second amount differs from the first amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R Gillingham, Joel M Notaro, Josh J Leonard, Stephen G Crain, Bradley R Morisch
  • Patent number: 8306630
    Abstract: A medical device lead includes an insulative lead body, outer and inner conductive coils, and a flexible core assembly. The outer conductive coil extends through the lead body and is coupled to a first electrode at a distal end of the outer conductive coil. The inner conductive coil extends coaxially with the outer conductive coil, is coupled to a second electrode at a distal end of the inner conductive coil, and includes a central lumen. The flexible core assembly is disposed in the central lumen and is comprised of a material that has a saturation magnetization of at least about 1.5 T and a relative permeability of greater than one. The flexible core assembly includes a positioning interface configured for manipulation of the flexible core assembly such that the flexible core assembly translates through the central lumen during insertion and extraction of the flexible core assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Stubbs, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Arthur J. Foster, Ronald W. Kunkel
  • Patent number: 8306099
    Abstract: A signal receiving device is adapted for receiving a multi-bit signal-under-test that supports one of first and second base frequency types, and outputting a type indicator for indicating which one of the first and second base frequency types is supported by the signal-under-test. The signal receiving device includes a counter and a frequency determining circuit. The counter includes an accumulating unit for counting cycles of an operating clock so as to obtain a bit count. The frequency determining circuit is coupled to the counter for comparing the bit count to one of first and second preset values in accordance with a previous value of the type indicator so as to obtain a comparison result, and determining whether to update a value of the type indicator based on the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Cho-Hsin Li, Tsung-Li Yeh
  • Patent number: 8304605
    Abstract: DIG-11 Cry toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, use of such toxins to control pests, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Kenneth Narva, Aaron T. Woosley, Ignacio M. Larrinua, Timothy D. Hey
  • Patent number: 8304604
    Abstract: DIG-3 Cry toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are useful to control insect pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Holly J. Butler, Doug A. Smith, Kenneth Narva, Thomas Meade
  • Patent number: 8305382
    Abstract: A graphics processing system comprises at least one memory device storing a plurality of pixel command threads and a plurality of vertex command threads. An arbiter coupled to the at least one memory device is provided that selects a command thread from either the plurality of pixel or vertex command threads based on relative priorities of the plurality of pixel command threads and the plurality of vertex command threads. The selected command thread is provided to a command processing engine capable of processing pixel command threads and vertex command threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Laurent Lefebvre, Andrew Gruber, Stephen Morein
  • Patent number: 8303278
    Abstract: A scroll compressor that utilizes liquid or vapor injection to cool a working fluid being compressed by an orbiting scroll member and a non-orbiting scroll member, and/or to increase the efficiency of the compressor. An injection fitting is secured to, and extends through, the compressor housing and receives liquid or vapor working fluid from a source external to the compressor. The non-orbiting scroll member may be fixedly mounted with respect to the crankcase of the compressor, and internal passages formed within the crankcase and the non-orbiting scroll member, which are substantially isolated from the suction pressure and discharge pressure chambers of the compressor, are used to convey liquid or vapor working fluid from the injection fitting into intermediate pressure working pockets defined between the scroll members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Tecumseh Products Company
    Inventors: Johnathan P. Roof, Anil Gopinathan, Damanjit Singh
  • Patent number: 8298945
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a substrate for use in electronic packaging having a core, m buildup layers on a first surface of the core and n buildup layers on a second surface of the core, where m?n is disclosed. The method includes forming (m?n) of the m buildup layers on the first surface, and then forming n pairs of buildup layers, with each one of the pairs including one of the n buildup layers formed on the second surface and one of the remaining n of the m buildup layers formed on the first surface. Each buildup layer includes a dielectric layer and a conductive layer formed thereon. The disclosed method protects the dielectric layer in each of buildup layers from becoming overdesmeared during substrate manufacturing by avoiding repeated desmearing of dielectric materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Andrew Leung, Roden R. Topacio, Liane Martinez, Yip Seng Low
  • Patent number: 8299632
    Abstract: A routing layer for a semiconductor die is disclosed. The routing layer includes traces interconnecting integrated circuit bond-pads to UBMs. The routing layer is formed on a layer of dielectric material. The routing layer includes conductive traces arranged underneath the UBMs as to absorb stress from solder bumps attached to the UMBs. Traces beneath the UBMs protect parts of the underlying dielectric material proximate the solder bumps, from the stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Roden Topacio, Gabriel Wong
  • Patent number: 8298831
    Abstract: A method of probing a plurality of analyzer molecules distributed about a detection platform is disclosed. The method includes contacting a test sample to the plurality of analyzer molecules, scanning the plurality of analyzer molecules at a rate relating to a carrier frequency signal, and detecting the presence or absence of a biological molecule based at least in part upon the presence or absence of a signal substantially at a sideband of the carrier frequency signal. A molecule detection platform including a substrate and a plurality of targets positioned about the substrate is also disclosed. Specific analyzer molecules adapted to bind a specific analyte are immobilized about a first set of the targets. Nonspecific analyzer molecules are immobilized about a second set of the targets. The targets positioned about the substrate along at least a segment of a scanning pathway alternate between at least one of the first set and at least one of the second set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: David D. Nolte, Manoj Varma, Fred E. Regnier, Leilei Peng, Ming Zhao
  • Patent number: 8301262
    Abstract: Systems and methods for communicating with or powering implantable medical devices using a direct inductive/acoustic telemetry link are disclosed. An illustrative system includes an interrogator device located outside of the patient's body, an implantable medical device including an energy translator circuit adapted to convert inductive or RF signals received from the interrogator device into an acoustic signal for driving an acoustic transducer, and a remote device adapted to sense one or more parameters within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Mi, Abhijeet V. Chavan, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 8300311
    Abstract: The invention concerns a rear projection system in the form of a table consisting of at least one glass panel which has a diffusion coating containing hollow glass balls, whereas the hollow glass balls are arranged in a transparent or translucent binder matrix on the lower or upper surface of the glass panel and is illuminated from below with at least one projector having a projection field and that at least one projection image can be viewed by an observer at an observation angle of at least 176 degrees. The second embodiment involves a rear projection system in the form of a curved, two-dimensionally shaped glass panel having a diffusion coating containing hollow glass balls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Glasstech DOO
    Inventors: Mitja Jelusic, Alex Miletic
  • Patent number: 8300059
    Abstract: Min-axis based mip map determination logic receives a plurality of texture space derivatives with respect to screen space for a given pixel and texel location and selects from a plurality of mip map levels a mip map level based on a min-axis without using a max-axis value and without using an amount of anisotropy. The plurality of mip map levels corresponds to mip map levels of a mip chain. The min-axis may be identified as the squares of the texture space derivatives with respect to either the x-axis or the y-axis of screen space. Selecting the mip map level based on the min-axis ensures that each texel of the selected mip map never maps to more than one pixel during texture mapping where the main texture is of sufficient resolution. Thus, using the mip map level based on the min-axis to fetch texture data from memory and render images results in few aliasing artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: John R. Isidoro, Tien E. Wei
  • Patent number: 8300987
    Abstract: An upscaler is disclosed that upscales each of a maximum value map, a minimum value map and an average value map to a destination resolution. A blending module generates a detail-enhanced upscaled image of the source image having the destination resolution by blending corresponding pixel values from an upscaled image of the source image with at least one of: the upscaled maximum value map and the upscaled minimum value map. The blending may be based on the strength of detected edges in the source image and further based on a comparison of each pixel value in the upscaled image with a corresponding pixel value in an average value map. A source image characteristic calculator may generate the maximum value map, the minimum value map and the average value map based on the intensity values of a source image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventor: Jeff X. Wei
  • Patent number: D669998
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: MTG Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Matsushita