Patents Represented by Attorney Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC
  • Patent number: 8225482
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a waveguide structure includes forming a metal layer of a predetermined size on a substrate to form a structure, forming a lower clad layer on the structure in order to completely cover the metal layer, forming a core layer of a predetermined size on the lower clad layer at the location corresponding to the metal layer, and forming an upper clad layer thereon in order to completely cover the core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Seagate Technology International
    Inventors: Sung-dong Suh, Eun-hyoung Cho, Jin Seung Sohn
  • Patent number: 8220564
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a method of switching horizontal directional drilling procedures during bore path turning. Such methods can include identifying a hierarchal arrangement of a plurality of different boring procedures utilizing different boring techniques, the hierarchy arrangement representing boring procedures of increasing ability to bore through harder soil while changing a trajectory of a boring tool. Such methods can further include boring a first leg of a curved bore path using a boring tool connected to a drill rig by a drill string, the first leg being bored using a first boring procedure of the plurality of different boring procedures. Such methods can further include monitoring a plurality of boring parameters during boring of the first leg, the plurality of boring parameters comprising: torsional pressure of the drill string, rotational travel of the drill string, hydraulic pressure, and axial displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Randy Ray Runquist, Hans Kelpe
  • Patent number: 8225014
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of short-rage communication systems. In particular, the present invention relates to radio frequency identification transponders with fixed physical memory capacity having however a flexible virtual memory capacity allowing for providing amounts of data by the radio frequency identification transponders extending the fixed physical memory capacity. Accordingly, a method and a radio frequency identification transponder for continuos data provision by a radio frequency identification transponder is provided. A stream of data is received via a data interface for the transponder and the received data is stored in a transponder memory. Then the stored data is read out form the transponder memory and supplied to a radio frequency interface for being communicated therewith. Next, the memory, which is currently used for storing data, which has been read out previously, is provided afterwards for storing data being received subsequently via the data interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Carmen Kuhl
  • Patent number: 8214027
    Abstract: A method and system provides for generating a snapshot representative of one beat of a patient's normal cardiac rhythm. Cardiac rate channel signals and shock channel signals are sensed. A fiducial point is determined for a predefined number of the cardiac rate channel signals. A predefined number of the shock channel signals are aligned using the fiducial point. A template is generated using the aligned shock channel signals, whereby the template is representative of one of the patient's normal supra-ventricular conducted cardiac beats. The template is updated on a periodic basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaeho Kim, William Hsu, Joseph Bocek, Harley White
  • Patent number: 8214034
    Abstract: A device and method for multi chamber pacing a patient's heart having heart failure and intrinsic conduction, wherein ventricular tracking is used to pace the ventricle when the sinus rate exceeds a preset atrial maximum tracking rate. The ventricular tracking pacemaker increases the range of pacing the ventricle. The ventricular tracking minimizes the loss of ventricular pacing caused by intrinsic conduction when the sinus rate is below an atrial maximum tracking rate, and it induces a new ventricular pacing behavior for sinus rates above the atrial maximum tracking rate without any significant pacing hysteresis as the sinus rate returns towards the lower rate limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew P. Kramer, Albert Maarse, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Rene H. Wentkowski
  • Patent number: 8209450
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to performing maintenance operations in a data system using configurable parameters. In one embodiment, a method in a data system is provided. The method includes receiving an indication of a data latency threshold and performing at least one maintenance operation in the data system based on the data latency threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Seagate Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Ryan Fulkerson, Paul Francis Kusbel
  • Patent number: 8208238
    Abstract: An apparatus for reorienting the magnetic anisotropy of the soft underlay of a magnetic recording disc having a diameter less than that of the pallet, which operates by first heating the disc, then using a heat transfer plate to cool the disc in the presence of a magnetic field having a radial direction emanating from the center of the magnetic recording disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Seagate Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Stephen Mcleod, Charles F. Brucker
  • Patent number: 8206803
    Abstract: Provided is an information storage medium using nanocrystal particles, a method of manufacturing the information storage medium, and an information storage apparatus including the information storage medium. The information storage medium includes a conductive layer, a first insulating layer formed on the conductive layer, a nanocrystal layer that is formed on the first insulating layer and includes conductive nanocrystal particles that can trap charges, and a second insulating layer formed on the nanocrystal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Seagate Technology International
    Inventors: Seung-bum Hong, Simon Buehlmann, Shin-ae Jun, Sung-hoon Choa, Eun-joo Jang, Yong-kwan Kim
  • Patent number: 8202150
    Abstract: A first hand of a card game is played from a first deck of playing cards to determine a first payout. Based on a qualifying card combination being present in the first hand, a second hand from is dealt from a second deck of playing cards. The second hand includes the qualifying card combination from the second deck and at least one randomly selected card from the second deck. The second hand of the card game is played to determine a second payout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: King Show Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Berman, Chad Shapiro
  • Patent number: 8204585
    Abstract: Implantable medical devices and techniques are implemented that use bio-impedance to measure aspects of patient physiology. A signal separation method is performed at least in part in an implantable device. The method involves detecting a plurality of impedance signals using a plurality of implantable electrodes coupled to the implantable device. The method further involves separating one or more signals from the plurality of impedance signals using a signal separation technique, such as an algorithm-based separation technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Hatlestad, Marina Brockway, Yousufali Husaini Dalal, Loell Boyce Moon
  • Patent number: 8197322
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for facilitating access to a plurality of gaming activities via a processing arrangement involve facilitating player identification of a set of gaming activities selected from the plurality of gaming activities. A collection of references are assigned to the set of the gaming activities. Each of the references refers to at least one of gaming activities of the set of gaming activities identified by the player. The collection of references is stored in a computer-readable medium, and player access to the set of gaming activities is facilitated using the stored collection of references.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: King Show Games, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley Berman
  • Patent number: 8199506
    Abstract: A solid state data storage assembly includes thermal interface material that conducts heat away from electrical components of the assembly. In some examples, the thermal interface material is positioned between a printed circuit board assembly, which includes electrical components, and a cover of a housing of the data storage assembly. The thermal interface material may also provide shock protection for the data storage assembly by at least one of increasing a stiffness of the data storage assembly, absorbing some mechanical loads applied to the data storage assembly or distributing the applied loads. In addition, in some examples, the thermal interface material exhibits some tackiness, such that removal of a thermal interface material from a data storage assembly and subsequent repositioning of the thermal interface material within the data storage assembly may provide a visual indication of tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Seagate Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Peter R. Janik, Darren E. Johnston, Gordon A. Harwood
  • Patent number: 8192376
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sleep state classification involve detecting conditions related to sleep, including at least one condition associated with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Additionally, a condition modulated by the sleep-wake status of the patient may be detected. A medical system that is partially or fully implantable incorporates sensors and circuitry for detecting and processing the sleep-related signals. A sleep state processor classifies the patient's sleep state based on the sleep-related signals. Sleep state classification may be used in connection with the delivery of sleep state appropriate therapy, diagnostic testing, or patient monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric G. Lovett, Robert J. Sweeney, Bruce H. Kenknight
  • Patent number: 8190256
    Abstract: Methods and systems are directed to delivering cardiac pacing therapy to a patient. A pacing therapy associated with one or more pacing parameters is delivered. Alternate cardiac pacing therapies associated with one or more alternate pacing parameters are transitioned to, based on a sleep/wake cycle of the patient. Interactions between the pacing parameters of the pacing therapy and the alternate pacing parameters are resolved. Resolving pacing parameters may be based on analysis of lower rate limits and/or lower rate hysteresis, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse W. Hartley, Kent Lee, Quan Ni, Michael A. Querimit, Kenneth L. Baker, Ankur Garg, Kenneth L. Tobacman, Corey J. Miklos
  • Patent number: 8187008
    Abstract: Various structures, such as microstructures and wall-like structures, can include parts or surfaces that are oblique. In some implementations, a cantilevered element includes a spring-like portion with a uniformly oblique surface or with another artifact of an oblique radiation technique. In some implementations, when a deflecting force is applied, a spring-like portion can provide deflection and spring force within required ranges. Various oblique radiation techniques can be used, such as radiation of a layer through a prism, and structures having spring-like portions with oblique radiation artifacts can be used in various applications, such as with downward or upward deflecting forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Jurgen Daniel, David K. Fork, Armin R. Völkel
  • Patent number: 8185195
    Abstract: Different types of cardiac arrhythmia are classified based on the morphology of the arrhythmic beats. Cardiac beats associated with an arrhythmic episode are compared to a plurality of representative beat morphologies, each representative beat morphology characterizing a type of arrhythmia of the heart. An arrhythmic episode may be classified as a particular type of arrhythmia if the morphology of the arrhythmic cardiac beats matches a representative beat morphology characterizing the particular type of arrhythmia. An appropriate therapy for the particular type of arrhythmia may be selected based on the arrhythmia classification. A particular type of arrhythmia may be associated with one or more therapies used to treat the arrhythmia. The therapy used to treat the arrhythmia may comprise a therapy identified as a previously successful therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaeho Kim, Joseph Bocek, Eric G. Lovett
  • Patent number: 8185202
    Abstract: Methods and devices for reducing phrenic nerve stimulation of cardiac pacing systems involve delivering a pacing pulse to a ventricle of a heart. A transthoracic impedance signal is sensed, and a deviation in the signal resulting from the pacing pulse may be used to determine phrenic nerve stimulation. Methods may further involve detecting the phrenic nerve stimulation from the pacing pulse by delivering two or more pacing pulse to the ventricle of the heart, and determining a temporal relationship. A pacing vector may be selected from the two or more vectors that effects cardiac capture and reduces the phrenic nerve stimulation. A pacing voltage and/or pulse width may be selected that provides cardiac capture and reduces the phrenic nerve stimulation. In other embodiments, a pacing pulse width and a pacing voltage may be selected from a patient's strength-duration curve that effects cardiac capture and reduces the phrenic nerve stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventor: Alok S. Sathaye
  • Patent number: 8176064
    Abstract: In general, the present invention purposes a method for automated information based selective data provision by an identification device is provided. Information data associated with a plurality of data records stored in a data storage are scanned in order to obtain filter information relating to the plurality of data records from the informational data. Then at least one data record out of the plurality of data records is selected. The selection of the data records is obtained on the basis of the obtained filter information which are compared with a predefined filter rule for identifying relevant data records which match with the filter rule. The at least one selected data record is subsequently configured at the identification device and the identification device provides at least one configured data record as an identification information to be retrievable wirelessly by an external inquiring entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Heikki Huomo, Carmen Kuhl, Panu S. Markkanen
  • Patent number: 8175703
    Abstract: Systems and methods involve determination of CRT parameters using a number of CRT optimization processes. Each CRT optimization process attempts to return recommended parameters. The CRT parameters are determined based on the recommended parameters returned by one or more of the CRT optimization processes. The CRT optimization processes may be sequentially implemented and the CRT parameters may be determined based on the recommended parameters returned by a first CRT optimization process to return recommended parameters. The CRT parameters may be determined based on a combination of the recommended parameters returned. The CRT optimization processes implemented may be selected from available CRT optimization processes based on patient conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Yanting Dong, Yinghong Yu, Jiang Ding, Scott A. Meyer, Xuan Wei, Michael John Stucky
  • Patent number: 8152627
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a plurality of rounds of a game, the game comprising providing a play area comprising a plurality of regions and game elements distributed within the regions, moving a roving wild indicator within the play area to one of the game elements, the roving wild indicator moving between the game elements within the play area during each of the plurality of rounds of the game, the element to which the roving wild indicator moves exhibiting wild functionality for at least a current round of the game, selecting one of the plurality of regions as a wild region, each element within the wild region exhibiting wild functionality for at least the current round of the game, marking a plurality of the game elements, each marking for each element of the plurality selected from a plurality of different marking types, evaluating elements of the play area to identify if the game element to which the roving wild indicator is moved in the current round of the game is within the wild region, evalu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: King Show Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Berman, Ryan Strand, Chad Shapiro, Adam Martin