Patents Represented by Attorney Gates & Cooper LLP
  • Patent number: 8352746
    Abstract: A method, program and system for processing data is disclosed. The method, program and system comprising the steps of: (a) receiving (e.g., during an enrollment process) a first biometric data and a first personal key, (b) processing the first biometric data and the first personal key through an irreversible cryptographic algorithm, sometimes after: (i) generating one or more variants from the first biometric data, (ii) processing the first personal key through a reversible cryptographic algorithm, and (iii) adding salt to the first biometric data or first personal key, (c) receiving (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Jonas
  • Patent number: 8350578
    Abstract: A system, device, method, and apparatus provide the ability to wire a voltage sensitive device to a nanoelectromechanical system (NEMS) resonator. A voltage sensitive device is configured to detect one or more voltage signals and output one or more electrical potentials in real-time. An array of piezoelectric NEMS resonators (with each resonator tuned to a unique frequency) is used to receive the output electrical potentials and convert each output electrical potential to a corresponding resonance frequency varying signal. The output signal from each resonator varies in linear proportion to the resonator's corresponding frequency variation arising from the applied electrical potential. The frequency varying signals are multiplexed together into a single readout signal path that is monitored to determine variations in vibrational amplitude. A demodulation device deconvolves the multiplexed frequency varying signals to recover and uniquely identify the output electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Akram Sarwat Sadek, Rassul Bulatovich Karabalin, Michael L. Roukes, Sotirios K. Masmanidis
  • Patent number: 8352011
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and apparatus for detecting an analyte in blood. The apparatus is particularly suited for bringing a sensor into direct contact with blood in vivo. The apparatus comprises a sensor that detects the presence of an analyte and an assembly means. The assembly means has a sensor end, wherein the sensor end of the assembly means is affixed to the sensor, and the assembly means is adapted for coupling with a venous flow device. By coupling with a venous flow device, the assembly means brings the sensor into direct contact with blood flowing through the venous flow device. Examples of venous flow devices that bring the sensor into direct contact with the blood of a subject include, but are not limited to, intravenous catheters and external blood loops, such as are used in extra corporeal membrane oxygenation or hemodialysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Nannette M. Van Antwerp, Bradley J. Enegren, John J. Mastrototaro, Rajiv Shah, Udo Hoss, Yanan Zhang, Jenn-Hann Larry Wang, Kent L. Clark
  • Patent number: 8349329
    Abstract: The invention relates to the identification and isolation of novel DNAs encoding the human Toll proteins PRO285, PRO286, and PRO358, and to methods and means for the recombinant production of these proteins. The invention also concerns antibodies specifically binding the PRO285, or PRO286, or PRO358 Toll protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Genetech, Inc.
    Inventors: Audrey Goddard, Paul J. Godowski, Austin L. Gurney, Melanie R. Mark, Ruey-Bing Yang
  • Patent number: 8344611
    Abstract: A blue-green emitting Ce3+-activated oxyfluoride phosphor for use with a light emitting diode (LED) in solid state lighting applications. The blue-green emitting Ce3+-activated oxyfluoride phosphor is represented as: (Sr1-x-yAEy)3(Al1-zTz)O4F:Ce3+x wherein 0<x?0.3, 0?y?1, AE includes at least one element selected from alkaline earth metals on the periodic table, for example, Mg, Ca and Ba, 0?z?1, and T includes at least one atom selected from Al, B, Ga, and In. The blue-green emitting Ce3+-activated oxyfluoride phosphor may be combined with another phosphor to generate the white light. Specifically, the present invention provides for white light generation by combining the blue-green emitting Ce3+-activated oxyfluoride phosphor with either a near-ultraviolet (UV) LED and red emitting phosphor, or with a near-UV LED and a red-yellow phosphor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Won-Bin Im, Ram Seshadri, Steven P. DenBaars
  • Patent number: 8334151
    Abstract: An (Al, Ga, In)N and ZnO direct wafer bonded light emitting diode (LED), wherein light passes through electrically conductive ZnO. Flat and clean surfaces are prepared for both the (Al, Ga, In)N and ZnO wafers. A wafer bonding process is then performed between the (Al, Ga, In)N and ZnO wafers, wherein the (Al, Ga, In)N and ZnO wafers are joined together and then wafer bonded in a nitrogen ambient under uniaxial pressure at a set temperature for a set duration. After the wafer bonding process, ZnO is shaped for increasing light extraction from inside of LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Akihiko Murai, Christina Ye Chen, Daniel B. Thompson, Lee S. McCarthy, Steven P. DenBaars, Shuji Nakamura, Umesh K. Mishra
  • Patent number: 8325988
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus provide the ability to reconstruct an image from an object. A hand-held image acquisition device is configured to acquire local image information from a physical object. A tracking system obtains displacement information for the hand-held acquisition device while the device is acquiring the local image information. An image reconstruction system computes the inverse of the displacement information and combines the inverse with the local image information to transform the local image information into a reconstructed local image information. A display device displays the reconstructed local image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jian Ren, Changhuei Yang
  • Patent number: 8313927
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel polypeptide, designated in the present application as “UCP4” (SEQ ID NO: 1), having homology to certain human uncoupling proteins (“UCPs”) and to nucleic acid molecules encoding those polypeptides. Also provided herein are vectors and host cells comprising those nucleic acid sequences, chimeric polypeptide molecules comprising the polypeptides of the present invention fused to heterologous polypeptide sequences, antibodies which bind to the polypeptides of the present invention, and methods for producing the polypeptides of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Adams, James Pan, Alan Zhong
  • Patent number: 8306946
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to deploy a data management application to a target computer system. Metadata for a master data management (MDM) application is stored in a deployment database. The metadata is representative of business rules and process workflows that manage business data from multiple sources and a model definition for a model for a central business database. Configuration settings for the MDM application are stored in the deployment database. The metadata and configuration settings are retrieved from the deployment database. Installation instructions of the MDM application are confirmed based on input into a graphical user interface. The master data management application is installed on the target computer system based on the installation instructions, metadata, and configuration settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventors: Neelesh V. Bansode, Santosh K. Singh, Carl L. Christofferson, Thomas K. Ryan, Brian J. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 8303572
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. A base is provided which is adapted to receive a reservoir. The base has a base engagement member, such as a detent, projecting therefrom. A cap is provided which is adapted to receive the base. The cap includes a first cap engagement member, such as a detent opening, which is adapted to removably engage the base detent. The cap further includes a second cap detent opening which is adapted to removably engage the base detent. A piercing member, such as a needle, is disposed in the interior of the cap in such a manner that the needle is separated from the reservoir septum when the base detent is in the first cap detent opening, and the needle pierces the reservoir septum when the base detent is in the second cap detent opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy W. Adair, Sheldon B. Moberg, Chalirmkiert Srisathapat
  • Patent number: 8299452
    Abstract: A yellow Light Emitting Diode (LED) with a peak emission wavelength in the range 560-580 nm is disclosed. The LED is grown on one or more III-nitride-based semipolar planes and an active layer of the LED is composed of indium (In) containing single or multi-quantum well structures. The LED quantum wells have a thickness in the range 2-7 nm. A multi-color LED or white LED comprised of at least one semipolar yellow LED is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Hirohiko Hirasawa, Roy B. Chung, Steven P. DenBaars, James S. Speck, Shuji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8294166
    Abstract: A transparent light emitting diode (LED) includes a plurality of III-nitride layers, including an active region that emits light, wherein all of the layers except for the active region are transparent for an emission wavelength of the light, such that the light is extracted effectively through all of the layers and in multiple directions through the layers. Moreover, the surface of one or more of the III-nitride layers may be roughened, textured, patterned or shaped to enhance light extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Shuji Nakamura, Steven P. DenBaars, Hirokuni Asamizu
  • Patent number: 8291345
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to display a sun and shadow simulation in a 3D system. A 3D view of a real world scene is displayed, using a 3D graphics application, on a display device. A plug-in is installed into the application. A calendar period (e.g., a month, day, and year) is defined by the user. A timeline arc is displayed with the calendar period defining a radius of the arc, and starting stopping endpoints of the timeline arc defining an interval of time during the calendar period. A timeline slider is displayed on the arc that indicates a time of day within the calendar period. A visualization is displayed, in the 3D view, of shadows cast by a sun on objects in the 3D view. A position of the sun is based on the calendar period and the time of day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Howard
  • Patent number: 8290768
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a set of attributes to a communication includes a decision engine, a monitoring module, and application software. The decision engine receives communications and assigns a set of attributes to each received communication. Each communication and associated set of attributes is sent to the communication's corresponding application which processes the set of attributes for performing an action, such as display. The monitoring module monitors an item selected by the system user. The monitoring module may feed the selected item and associated communication back to the decision module. The decision engine may process the feedback on-line or in real-time. The decision module is a learning system that updates classification criteria using feedback. Classification scores associated with each set of attributes may represent an estimate of the statistical likelihood that each attribute is the proper response to the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Yoram Nelken
  • Patent number: 8286069
    Abstract: A web-based video editing system configured to edit an interactive video is provided. The web-based video editing system includes an editing system configured to receive and process one or more user interactive video editing requests, wherein the editing system is configured to process the requests by generating information indicative of a linked list; a communication device configured to: receive the generated information; examine a current state of the interactive video; and generate information indicative of the examined current state of the video; and a graphical user interface in communication with the communication device and configured to display the edited interactive video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Myspace LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Gavin, Scott Shumaker
  • Patent number: 8280916
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and apparatus for providing data locality in a serialized object stream. Data is extracted from an object into the serialized object stream, thereby creating a simple data stream. Data of a specified type is then relocated from the extracted data to a contiguous section within the serialized object stream, thereby creating an enhanced data stream. The enhanced data stream is formatted in such a manner as to provide backward compatibility with the simple data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventor: Ravinder P. Krishnaswamy
  • Patent number: 8278128
    Abstract: An off-axis cut of a nonpolar III-nitride wafer towards a polar (?c) orientation results in higher polarization ratios for light emission than wafers without such off-axis cuts. A 5° angle for an off-axis cut has been confirmed to provide the highest polarization ratio (0.9) than any other examined angles for off-axis cuts between 0° and 27°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Hisashi Masui, Hisashi Yamada, Kenji Iso, Asako Hirai, Makoto Saito, James S. Speck, Shuji Nakamura, Steven P. DenBaars
  • Patent number: 8281005
    Abstract: A method determines a user demographic profile of a user that visits one or more websites of a predetermined group of websites. The method includes generating a first record of visits by the user to the websites of the predetermined group of websites. The method further includes providing one or more website profiles comprising demographic characteristics of each website visited by the user of the predetermined group of websites. The method further includes calculating an estimated user demographic profile of the user by using the first record of visits by the user and the one or more website profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Specific Media LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Vanderhook, Christopher Vanderhook, Adityavijay B. Rathore, Manish Hiramani Patil, Nagendra Madakasira Narayana Sastry, Raviratan Arora, Shanubhog G. Sangameswara
  • Patent number: 8281321
    Abstract: A message board cache system comprising: a database containing message board information; a notification system in communication with the database, the notification system generating a notification when data in the database is altered or deleted; a web application executing a message board interface, the web application receiving the notification from the notification system and the data altered or deleted; a cache implementation in communication with the web application, the web application deleting an item from the cache implementation upon receiving the notification that the data has been altered or deleted from the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Marc T. Beck, Craig S. Brown, Christopher E. Mason
  • Patent number: 8281359
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for presenting a media data stream complying with a broadcast encryption standard is disclosed. A dongle is removably coupleable to a rendering device, with the dongle performing transcoding so as to allow presentation of the media in a secure manner without modification of the rendering device software or hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: SypherMedia International, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Gagnon, Ronald P. Cocchi, Dennis R. Flaharty