Patents Represented by Attorney Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Patent number: 8348897
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a tool is employed in filling a drug-delivery device. The tool may include, for example, a needle that is admitted through a fill port of the drug-delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: MiniPumps, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Shih, Changlin Pang, Fukang Jiang, Sean Caffey, Mark Humayun, Yu-Chong Tai, Raymond Peck
  • Patent number: 8352406
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention analyze information available from social-media websites to predict the likelihood that a prospective candidate will become an active recruitement candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bullhorn, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Costa, Leah Nicole Daniels, Philip Chase Siebert, Matthew Thomas Moore
  • Patent number: 8351238
    Abstract: An electronic circuit such as a latch or a sequencer includes a plurality of transistors, all of the transistors being either NMOS transistors or PMOS transistors, and dissipates less than or approximately the same amount of power as an equivalent CMOS circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Contour Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Shepard
  • Patent number: 8349711
    Abstract: In a method for making a GaN article, an epitaxial nitride layer is deposited on a single-crystal substrate. A 3D nucleation GaN layer is grown on the epitaxial nitride layer by HVPE under a substantially 3D growth mode. A GaN transitional layer is grown on the 3D nucleation layer by HVPE under a condition that changes the growth mode from the substantially 3D growth mode to a substantially 2D growth mode. A bulk GaN layer is grown on the transitional layer by HVPE under the substantially 2D growth mode. A polycrystalline GaN layer is grown on the bulk GaN layer to form a GaN/substrate bi-layer. The GaN/substrate bi-layer may be cooled from the growth temperature to an ambient temperature, wherein GaN material cracks laterally and separates from the substrate, forming a free-standing article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kyma Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Preble, Lianghong Liu, Andrew D. Hanser, N. Mark Williams, Xueping Xu
  • Patent number: 8349077
    Abstract: Reducing the microvoid (MV) density in AlN ameliorates numerous problems related to cracking during crystal growth, etch pit generation during the polishing, reduction of the optical transparency in an AlN wafer, and, possibly, growth pit formation during epitaxial growth of AlN and/or AlGaN. This facilitates practical crystal production strategies and the formation of large, bulk AlN crystals with low defect densities—e.g., a dislocation density below 104 cm?2 and an inclusion density below 104 cm?3 and/or a MV density below 104 cm?3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Crystal IS, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Bondokov, Kenneth Morgan, Glen A. Slack, Leo J. Schowalter
  • Patent number: 8346665
    Abstract: A system operating in conjunction with a financial account permits joint activation of a card associated with the financial account. An event-detection module detects an event related to the card and an authorization component for permitting certain individuals to use the card. A messaging module generates account-related messages and transmitting these messages to individuals associated with the financial account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Enservio, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Colin Miller
  • Patent number: 8336387
    Abstract: A variable capacitor, a microfabricated implantable pressure sensor including a variable capacitor and an inductor, and related pressure measurement and implantation methods. The inductor may have a fixed or variable inductance. A variable capacitor and pressure sensors include a flexible member that is disposed on a substrate and defines a chamber. Capacitor elements extend indirectly from the flexible member. Sufficient fluidic pressure applied to an exterior surface of the flexible member causes the flexible member to move or deform, thus causing the capacitance and/or inductance to change. Resulting changes in resonant frequency or impedance can be detected to determine pressure, e.g., intraocular pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Yu-Chong Tai, Po-Jui Chen, Damien C. Rodger, Mark S. Humayun
  • Patent number: 8337386
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to surgical implants, and in various embodiments to surgical implants configured for promoting growth of well-organized collagenous tissue at an anatomical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Li, Michael Madden
  • Patent number: 8339494
    Abstract: An image sensor includes front-side and backside photodetectors of a first conductivity type disposed in a substrate layer of the first conductivity type. A front-side pinning layer of a second conductivity type is connected to a first contact. The first contact receives a predetermined potential. A backside pinning layer of the second conductivity type is connected to a second contact. The second contact receives an adjustable and programmable potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Truesense Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. McCarten, Robert Michael Guidash
  • Patent number: 8338849
    Abstract: In various embodiments, lighting systems include an electrically insulating carrier having a plurality of conductive elements disposed thereon, a light-emitting array, and at least one power source. The light-emitting array is disposed over the carrier and includes a plurality of light-emitting strings, each light-emitting string comprising a plurality of unpackaged light-emitting diode (LED) dies electrically connected in series. Each LED die has at least two electrical contacts on one surface thereof, and each electrical contact is electrically connected to a conductive element by a conductive adhesive. The power source provides power to the light-emitting strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cooledge Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Albert Tischler, Vladimir Odnoblyudov, David Keogh
  • Patent number: 8334152
    Abstract: Semiconductor material is formed on a host substrate of a material exhibiting optical transparency with an intervening radiation lift off layer. A transfer device, intermediate substrate or target substrate is brought into adhesive contact with the semiconductor material and the radiation lift off layer is irradiated to weaken it, allowing the semiconductor material to be transferred off the host substrate. Electronic devices may be formed in the semiconductor layer while it is attached to the host substrate or the intermediate substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Cooledge Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Ingo Speier
  • Patent number: 8328385
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for providing a light emitting diode and driving circuitry integrated into a component module that will retrofit common incandescent lightbulb applications. The disclosed embodiments will perform with high efficiency at a wide operating voltage range with a very small size allowing for the incorporation within the envelope and form of existing lightbulb bases. Therefore, a single universal LED light bulb module can be used to replace the dozens of conventional LED and incandescent lights currently being used. The electronic circuitries used to drive the LEDs are extremely compact and consequently can be incorporated in nearly any standard bulb base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: TerraLUX, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Catalano, Daniel Harrison
  • Patent number: 8332621
    Abstract: A digital processor and method of operation utilize an alias address space to implement variable length instruction encoding on a legacy processor. The method includes storing instructions of a code sequence in memory; generating instruction addresses of the code sequence; automatically switching between a first operating mode and a second operating mode in response to a transition in instruction addresses between a first address space and a second address space, wherein addresses in the first and second address spaces access a common memory space; in the first operating mode, accessing instructions in the first address space; in the second operating mode, accessing instructions in the second address space; and executing the accessed instructions of the code sequence. Instructions of different instruction lengths may be utilized in the first and second operating modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhijit Giri, Rajiv Nadig
  • Patent number: 8329499
    Abstract: A lateral overflow drain and a channel stop are fabricated using a double mask process. Each lateral overflow drain is formed within a respective channel stop. Due to the use of two mask layers, one edge of each lateral overflow drain is aligned, or substantially aligned, with an edge of a respective channel stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Truesense Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Edmund K. Banghart, Eric G. Stevens, Hung Q. Doan
  • Patent number: 8328386
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for providing a light emitting diode and driving circuitry integrated into a component module that will retrofit common incandescent lightbulb applications. The disclosed embodiments will perform with high efficiency at a wide operating voltage range with a very small size allowing for the incorporation within the envelope and form of existing lightbulb bases. Therefore, a single universal LED light bulb module can be used to replace the dozens of conventional LED and incandescent lights currently being used. The electronic circuitries used to drive the LEDs are extremely compact and consequently can be incorporated in nearly any standard bulb base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: TerraLUX, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Catalano, Daniel Harrison
  • Patent number: 8328406
    Abstract: An illumination system in accordance with an embodiment hereof includes a first substantially flat waveguide for propagating and emitting light. The first waveguide may include a plurality of optical elements increasing in density from an edge to the center of the first waveguide. Light enters the first waveguide at the edge, and light is emitted from the top surface of the first waveguide. The intensity of the emitted light is substantially uniform over the top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Oree, Inc.
    Inventor: Micha Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 8327421
    Abstract: Application-specific and single-sign-on user-authentication credentials are analyzed and consolidated based on commonalities among the credentials and usage of the applications to which they are attributed according to a process whereby a plurality of user-authentication credentials each associated with a different computer application are received; at least a subset of the plurality of user-authentication credentials are associated with each other based on consistencies among the associated authentication credentials and observed application usage patterns attributed to each respective user-authentication credential; an identity signature is created for the individual based on the subset of associated user-authentication credentials; and the identity signature is attributed to the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Imprivata, Inc.
    Inventor: David M. T. Ting
  • Patent number: 8323179
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and methods for associating an implantable sling with a delivery device for delivering the sling to an anatomical location in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. H. Chu, Brian M. Hanley, Alfred Intoccia, Richard C. Tah
  • Patent number: D673315
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: TerraLUX, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Milz, Scott Cardwell
  • Patent number: RE43901
    Abstract: A thermal treatment system including a heat applying element for generating thermal doses for ablating a target mass in a patient, a controller for controlling thermal dose properties of the heat applying element, an imager for providing preliminary images of the target mass and thermal images during the treatment, and a planner for automatically constructing a treatment plan, comprising a series of treatment sites that are each represented by a set of thermal dose properties. The planner automatically constructs the treatment plan based on input information including one or more of a volume of the target mass, a distance from a skin surface of the patient to the target mass, a set of default thermal dose prediction properties, a set of user specified thermal dose prediction properties, physical properties of the heat applying elements, and images provided by the imager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: InSightec Ltd.
    Inventors: David Freundlich, Jacob Vortman, Roni Yagel, Shuki Vitek, Naama Brenner