Patents Represented by Attorney Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
  • Patent number: 7767419
    Abstract: The invention provides a method to efficiently express high levels of a recombinant untagged NT-proBNP for use as a calibrator in NT-proBNP immunoassays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Nexus DX, Inc.
    Inventors: Azhar Alvi, William Yajima, Roshana Sikora, George Jackowski, Mee-Ra Hong
  • Patent number: 7734576
    Abstract: A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to receive a selection of two or more data source tables from one or more data sources, determine a data source table that defines keys, and receive mapping information that defines one or more column relationships between the data source table and a second data source table. Relationship structures between the data source tables are analyzed. The data source tables and the relationship structures are graphically represented in a sequential order where the order in which the data source tables are depicted is based on a depth of a relationship between the data source table that defines keys and a second data source table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric Simon, Dinial Bensalah, Steve Kopp, Ioan-Lucian Precup
  • Patent number: 7731686
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a label configured to be coupled to a medicament delivery device. The label includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is configured to be coupled to an outer surface of the medicament delivery device. The second surface includes a textual indicia. The label further includes an electronic circuit system configured to output an electronic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Intelliject, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Shawn Edwards, Evan Thomas Edwards, Mark J. Licata, Paul F. Meyers, David A. Weinzierl
  • Patent number: 7730309
    Abstract: A method and system for a secure telephone protocol are disclosed, which can be implemented using current Voice over IP (VoIP) protocols, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP, as specified in the Request for Comment (RFC) 3261 from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)), Real Time Transport Protocol (RTP, as specified in RFC 3550), and Secure RTP (SRTP, as specified in RFC 3711). The secure telephone protocol can include a shared secret value that is cached and then re-used later to authenticate a long series of session keys to be used for numerous separate secure phone calls over a long period of time, thereby providing cryptographic key continuity without the need for voice authentication. In an embodiment, the secure telephone protocol can utilize the Diffie-Hellman key exchange during call setup, and AES for encrypting the voice stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventor: Philip R. Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 7730087
    Abstract: A method of answering a query includes deconstructing documents into path segments. Identical path segments from different documents are arranged contiguously to form a set of partitions, where each partition has identical path segments. The structure of a query is then analyzed to find a match with a document. Based upon the analysis, a sub-set of partitions is selected for searching. Content from the query is compared to content within the sub-set of partitions to identify matched content. The matched content has associated structural attributes. The matched content structural attributes are compared to the structure of the query to identify an answer to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Raining Data Corporation
    Inventors: Jeff Dexter, Allen James Ratcliffe, Eric Soirot
  • Patent number: 7730023
    Abstract: A computer-readable medium to direct a computer to function in a specified manner includes executable instructions to construct a strategy map characterizing a presumed causal link between a first business metric and a second business metric. A first pattern within data associated with the first business metric is identified; a second pattern within data associated with the second business metric is located. Any relationship between the first pattern and the second pattern is specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Business Objects Sotware Ltd.
    Inventor: John Malcolm MacGregor
  • Patent number: 7724513
    Abstract: A computing system and method of operating a computing system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Silicon Graphics International Corp.
    Inventors: Giovanni Coglitore, Lawrence B. Seibold, Jason Enos, Conor Malone
  • Patent number: 7723563
    Abstract: A non-human transgenic mammalian animal, as described above, contains one or more exogenous double stranded DNA sequence(s) stably integrated into the genome of the animal, which comprises trans-acting regulatory units controlling expression of DNA sequences encoding proteins to be secreted into the milk of transgenic mammals. The DNA sequence of the trans-regulatory gene encodes transcriptional activating proteins, which are not secreted but made in a temporally controlled and mammary tissue specific manner. The DNA sequence containing the protein to be secreted in the milk is constructed on a separate gene sequence under the regulation of a minimal promoter and a trans-activation binding domain. The transgenic mammals are preferably pigs, cows, sheep, goats and rabbits. A related composition and method for making transgenic proteins which require specialized propeptides for proper post-translational processing is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Progenetics LLC
    Inventors: Julian D. Cooper, Tanya K. O'Sickey, Stephen P. Butler
  • Patent number: 7725728
    Abstract: A computer readable medium includes executable instructions to audit data migration. The executable instructions include instructions to define a data migration path from a source to a target. Audit points are specified within the data migration path. Audit statistics to be generated at the audit points are identified. The audit statistics including data corresponding to individual data values transmitted over the data migration path. Audit rules to be applied against the audit statistics are established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Business Objects Data Integration, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronaldo Ama, Sachinder S. Chawla, Balaji Gadhiraju, Awez Syed, Mark Todd, Mon For Yee
  • Patent number: 7720251
    Abstract: A multimedia device includes input ports dedicated to receiving a real-time media signal and a processor system dedicated to capturing the real-time media signal. The processor system defines an embedded environment. The input ports and the processor system are integrated into the multimedia capture device. The input ports include an audio input port and at least one of a visual-capture input port or a digital-image input port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Echo 360, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Benjamin Allen, Steven Lee Geyer, Rodney Dale McElrath
  • Patent number: 7721333
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting a keylogger on a computer is described. One illustrative embodiment creates, in a memory of the computer, a hidden window; generates a unique, unpredictable data pattern; inputs, to the hidden window, the unique, unpredictable data pattern in a manner that mimics keyboard input from a user; scans running processes in the memory other than a keylogger detection process for the unique, unpredictable data pattern; and performs a secondary scan of a suspect process, the suspect process having an associated buffer that contains the unique, unpredictable data pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Webroot Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Jefferson Delk Horne
  • Patent number: 7718442
    Abstract: A system and method operative in accordance with the present disclosure facilitate storage and retrieval of individual or discrete samples of biological, non-biological, and chemical material stored on dry media. Sample material may be disposed upon or within a porous or solid (i.e., non-porous) sample storage medium and subsequently archived in, and retrieved from, storage elements such as multi-well plates, for example, using robotic devices or other automated apparatus. The disclosed system and method enable ejection of sample material from a sealed storage element into a specific well of a multi-well daughter plate, or into a specific cuvette, test tube, or similar container. In some embodiments, a sample carrier comprising a storage medium may be punched or ejected through a first seal of the storage element with an apparatus or implement such as a disposable piercing tip, for instance, inserted through a second seal of the storage element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: GenVault Corporation
    Inventors: James C. Davis, Mitchell D. Eggers, John W. Sadler
  • Patent number: 7719159
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system producing for electrodynamic machinery are disclosed. In one embodiment, an integrated stator-housing structure for constructing electrodynamic machines includes one or more field pole members. Each field pole member can have a first pole face and a second pole face. Also, the members each can have a field pole core being configured to produce a flux path in a direction from the first pole face to the second pole face. In one embodiment, the integrated stator-housing structure can also include a housing structure configured to support the one or more field pole members. The housing structure is configured to mate with one or more other housing structures to form an enclosure of an electrodynamic machine. In another embodiment, the housing structure is composed of potting compound formed with the one or more field pole members in, for example, a mold. In this case, the integrated stator-housing structure includes the potting compound and the field pole members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Novatorque, Inc.
    Inventors: John Patrick Petro, Ken George Wasson, Jeremy Franz Mayer
  • Patent number: 7720808
    Abstract: A computer readable medium comprises executable instructions to form a list of parameters for a report. The list of parameters is compared to existing lists of parameters. A selected list of parameters is designated. A report is generated with the selected list of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Ltd.
    Inventors: Tao Lin, Timothy John Lawrence
  • Patent number: 7714877
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for determining clipping distances are described. In one embodiment, a graphics processing apparatus includes a clipping unit and an instruction memory connected to the clipping unit. The instruction memory includes a clipping program to direct the clipping unit to perform clipping operations. The clipping program includes a clipping distance instruction to determine a clipping distance with respect to any of a set of clipping planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Vimal S. Parikh, Lordson L. Yue
  • Patent number: 7713696
    Abstract: Methods and kits for predicting the efficacy of antifolate (e.g., methotrexate) treatment of rheumatoid arthritis by detecting polymorphisms, particularly single nucleotide polymorphisms, in adenosine pathway genes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Academisch Zeikenhuis Leiden H.O.D.N. Lumc
    Inventors: Hendrik Jan Guchelaar, Tom Willem Johannes Huizinga
  • Patent number: 7716257
    Abstract: A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to receive context information specifying dimensional criteria defining a first value in a first data source. A context transfer to a second value in a second data source is generated based upon the dimensional criteria. The context transfer is performed in accordance with a translation model with a translation map for mapping between multiple data sources. The second value is supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Ltd.
    Inventors: Neil Thomson, Andre Paiement, Dave Gould, Martin Petitclerc, Brian Donnelly, Gordon Chow
  • Patent number: 7716506
    Abstract: A system has a plurality of different clients. Each client generates a report signal indicative of a current latency tolerance associated with a performance state. A controller dynamically determines a power down level having a minimum power consumption capable of supporting the system latency of the configuration state of the clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Roman Surgutchik, Robert William Chapman, Edward L. Riegelsberger, Brad W. Simeral, Paul J. Gyugyi
  • Patent number: 7713959
    Abstract: Disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising mirtazapine and an anticonvulsant drug. Also disclosed are methods of preventing weight gain associated with the administration of mirtazapine comprising identifying a patient to whom mirtazapine is to be administered and administering to said patient a pharmaceutical composition comprising mirtazapine and an anticonvulsant drug. Further disclosed are methods of increasing the efficacy of mirtazapine comprising identifying a patient to whom mirtazapine is to be administered and administering to said patient a pharmaceutical composition comprising mirtazapine and an anticonvulsant drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventors: K. Ranga R. Krishnan, Kishore M. Gadde
  • Patent number: 7716233
    Abstract: An abstract query is received for querying data sources for a combined hierarchical dimension having at least one hierarchy. The abstract query is mapped into data source specific queries by generating context expressions according to the at least one hierarchy. The data source specific queries are executed in an order according to the at least one hierarchy to produce value results for the combined hierarchical dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Business Objects Software, Ltd.
    Inventor: Wuzhen Xiong