Patents Represented by Attorney Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Patent number: 8343915
    Abstract: A method of preventing or treating cardiovascular disease is provided. The method comprises administering heat shock protein 27 (HSP27), a co-factor, variant or analogue thereof. The cardiovascular disease can include atherosclerosis. A pharmaceutical composition comprising HSP27 for use in the prevention or treatment of cardiovascular disease is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation
    Inventors: Edward R. M. O'Brien, Katey Rayner, Yong-Xiang Chen, Xiaoli Ma
  • Patent number: 8346324
    Abstract: A holster for use with a handheld device and a peripheral device is disclosed herein. The holster provides a mating structure for holding a peripheral device so that a mobile device charges the peripheral device. The holster removes the inconvenience of having to charge a peripheral off a battery charger at work or home by permitting the peripheral to charge off the handheld device. The holster can be used with any handheld device and peripheral device, such as a cellular phone and a wireless headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Robert J Lowles
  • Patent number: 8339782
    Abstract: An improved handheld electronic device and keypad include keys having upstanding engagement surfaces that provide a greater effective space between keys than the nominal key-to-key distance therebetween. More particularly, an upstanding engagement surface of one key is spaced farther from that of an adjacent key than the nominal key-to-key distance therebetween. The added space facilitates input by reducing miskeying errors, which allows for faster input with reduced visual and mental attention being required during such input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Jae Ryee Song
  • Patent number: 8335868
    Abstract: A method or apparatus operates a multitude of devices in a serial interconnection configuration to establish a device identifier (ID) for each device. An input signal is transmitted through a serial interconnection to a first device using inputs that are also used by the first device to input other information thereto (e.g., data, commands, control signals). A generating circuit generates a device ID in response to the input signal. A transfer circuit then transfers an output signal associated with the device ID to a second device through a serial output of the first device. The serial output is also used by the first device to output other information (e.g., signals, data) to another device in the serial interconnection configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Mosaid Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Hong Beom Pyeon, HakJune Oh, Jin-Ki Kim
  • Patent number: 8335756
    Abstract: A semantic infrastructure (SI) system is provided to interface with an information asset management tool, such as a document management system. The SI is a semantic layer that links together structured, unstructured and tacit information. The SI determines a set of valid terms associated with remaining facets based on the term selection for a first facet and in accordance with predefined facet relationships. The present invention links the content of documents to an enterprise view and to a corporate file plan. The SI includes a database storing assets each associated with a plurality of facets. Embodiments of the present invention provide a unified approach, i.e., an approach that can provide file classification, taxonomies, metadata, thesauri and data model functionalities, to better describe and organize information assets using a single database employing a faceted classification system. A stored metadata instance is mapped to an externally supported metadata format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Cogniva Information Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yves Marleau
  • Patent number: 8336022
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for implementing a configurable browser-based form application. A configurable application toolset is provided, having a plurality of reusable browser-based form application components, or shells, that are configured in response to a received set of configuration parameters. Based on the configuration parameters, the toolset can be used to create any number of browser-based form applications. The application includes a browser-based form, a database, and rules governing the collection and storage of gathered and stored data. All of the configuration parameters are stored as data, so that no recompiling or modification of compiled software code in the shells is required when changes are needed, or an entirely new browser-based form application is desired. This reduces cost and time in software development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as Represented by the Minister of Health Through the Public Health Agency of Canada
    Inventors: Cameron Turner, Hany Bishay
  • Patent number: 8332188
    Abstract: An apparatus and method to generate and evolve canonical form expressions representing a characteristic of a given system. Static and dynamic behavior of non-linear electrical circuits can be modeled. Searching of canonical form expressions can use evolutionary algorithms, simulated annealing and Tabu searching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Solido Design Automation Inc.
    Inventor: Trent Lorne McConaghy
  • Patent number: 8331199
    Abstract: A method of controlling reminders for an electronic calendar event record includes: displaying a reminder notification at a first electronic device, the reminder notification associated with the calendar event record, displaying an option at the first electronic device for taking a first action at the first electronic device, sending an update command for a second electronic device, the update command for taking a second action at the second electronic device in response to receipt of selection of the option at the first electronic device the first action differing from the second action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Neil Adams
  • Patent number: 8327841
    Abstract: The treatment of snoring related sleep disorders require the knowledge of the location of origin of snoring in a patient. A method and device are provided for the determination of a location of origin of a primary vibration signal generated by snoring in an upper airway of a patient. At least two sensors are used to respectively detect the primary vibration signal and to generate respective intermediate signals. The sensors are spaced apart in a longitudinal direction of the patient's neck. The respective intermediate signals are processed to generate an output signal. The output signal is indicative of the location of origin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: BRAEBON Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Donald Carmon Bradley
  • Patent number: 8331911
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operation upon a wireless mobile device to handle message notifications. A method can include receiving a message by the wireless mobile device over a wireless communications network. The received message is processed so that at least a portion of the sender's message is displayed to a user of the wireless mobile device before a signed receipt is provided to the sender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Neil P. Adams, Herbert A. Little, Michael K. Brown, Michael S. Brown
  • Patent number: 8331361
    Abstract: A plurality of memory devices of mixed type (e.g., DRAMs, SRAMs, MRAMs, and NAND-, NOR- and AND-type Flash memories) are serially interconnected. Each device has device type information on its device type. A specific device type (DT) and a device identifier (ID) contained in a serial input (SI) as a packet are fed to one device of the serial interconnection. The device determines whether the fed DT matches the DT of the device. In a case of match, a calculator included in the device performs calculation to generate an ID for another device and the fed ID is latched in a register of the device. In a case of no-match, the ID generation is skipped and no ID is generated for another device. The DT is combined with the generated or the received ID depending on the device type match determination. The combined DT and ID is as a packet transferred to a next device. Such a device type match determination and ID generation or skip are performed in all devices of the serial interconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: MOSAID Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Hong Beom Pyeon, HakJune Oh, Jin-Ki Kim, Shuji Sumi
  • Patent number: 8326358
    Abstract: A method of access control in an electronic device includes monitoring for input at the electronic device, for each input determined to be one of a plurality of predefined gestures including gestures from a touch-sensitive input device or from a movement sensor, mapping the input to a respective Unicode character and adding the respective Unicode character to a passcode to provide an entered passcode, comparing the entered passcode to a stored passcode, and changing an access state at the electronic device if the entered passcode matches the stored passcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Runstedler, Brian Groux, Jonathan Cardy
  • Patent number: 8325249
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus enabling use of a light source emitting a light of changing intensity and changing spectrum as a flash with a camera module having a white-balance routine and an exposure routine, wherein an initial value representative of a color spectrum emitted by the light source is transmitted to the camera module, the light source is turned on, and the camera module is signaled to scan a plurality of images of the scene while the light source is turned on, allowing the white-balance and exposure algorithms to be employed with each image scanned to refine the first initial value to refine the degree of compensation employed in correcting a color and a light level in the last one of the images of the plurality of images scanned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Marc Drader, Ken Wu, Michael Purdy
  • Patent number: 8319734
    Abstract: An improved input apparatus and method of enabling input improve handheld electronic devices having a housing and a processor apparatus disposed on the housing. The processor apparatus comprises a processor and a memory. The input apparatus includes an input assembly with an input device for providing input to the processor, a plurality of input members, and at least a first actuating element movable between a first position and a second position. In the second position, the actuating element actuates the input device. Each input member of the portion of input members is movable among an unactuated position and an actuated position. Each of a plurality of input members of the portion of input members, in the actuated position, is engageable with the actuating element to move it toward the second position. The input apparatus enables close arrangement of the input members to provide, for example, a compact keyboard layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Norman Miner Ladouceur, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Patent number: 8319742
    Abstract: A method of controlling a touch-sensitive display includes displaying a keyboard on the touch-sensitive display. A key of the keyboard is associated with at least two characters. Confirmation of selection is detected and a plurality of touch locations on the touch-sensitive display are detected. At least one of the plurality of touch locations is associated with the key. A direction is determined based on at least two of the plurality of touch locations and a first character of the at least two characters is selected based on the direction and confirmation of selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Laura Doktorova, Jason Tyler Griffin, John Jong-Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 8320579
    Abstract: A cord-based controller for an auxiliary device, such as a headset, is provided for use with a portable electronic device. A pressure-sensitive, and preferably bendable, material such as a piezoelectric pressure sensor is placed within or on an or cord of a headphone lead, such as by wrapping it within the outer shielding of the cord. A self-powered controlling sensor is arranged to control the electronic device using a generated control signal. The controlling sensor comprises a sensor material. The control signal is generated by deformation of the sensor material independent of power supplied to the headset and independent of power supplied to the portable electronic device. This is achieved without requiring a separate housing for the controller, which typically protrudes from the cord. A plurality of control sensor elements can be provided, each producing a different control signal voltage transmitted along a single control signal electrical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Bengt Stefan Gustavsson
  • Patent number: 8313987
    Abstract: An anti-fuse memory cell having a variable thickness gate dielectric. The variable thickness dielectric has a thick portion and a thin portion, where the thin portion has at least one dimension less than a minimum feature size of a process technology. The thin portion can be rectangular in shape or triangular in shape. The anti-fuse transistor can be used in a two-transistor memory cell having an access transistor with a gate dielectric substantially identical in thickness to the thick portion of the variable thickness gate dielectric of the anti-fuse transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Sidense Corp.
    Inventors: Wlodek Kurjanowicz, Steven Smith
  • Patent number: 8315672
    Abstract: A method of controlling a portable electronic device that has a touch screen display includes providing a graphical user interface on a touch screen display, detecting a touch event at a first location on the touch screen display, providing a navigation indicator in the graphical user interface in response to detecting the touch event at the first location, and in response to detecting movement of the touch event from the first location to a second location while touch contact is maintained on the touch screen display, changing the position of the navigation indicator in the graphical user interface by a distance that is greater than a distance of movement of the touch event on the touch screen display, a direction of change of position of the navigation indicator is based on a direction of movement of the touch event on the touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Jason Tyler Griffin, Todd Andrew Wood, Mihal Lazaridis, Harry Richmond Major, David Paul Yach
  • Patent number: 8311594
    Abstract: Generally, the present invention provides a method for detecting poor RF conditions, and entering different sleep mode levels or phases in accordance with the RF conditions to save battery power. Mobile device battery life can be conserved when the mobile device detects poor RF conditions and enters a deep sleep mode of operation. In this deep sleep mode of operation the mobile device periodically samples the RF conditions and gradually increases the period between samples when the RF conditions do not improve. Because mobility can change the RF condition for wireless devices even in areas of good RF coverage, the mobile device operating in the deep sleep mode can detect this mobility and thus enhance the probability of entering an idle state, or alternatively, entering a longer power save mode. When the RF condition improves, the mobile device exits from the deep sleep mode and returns to the idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Muhammad Khaledul Islam, Asif Hossain
  • Patent number: D673206
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Recon Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Hamid Abdollahi, Adam Capelin, Rok Oblak