Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm John L. Rogitz
  • Patent number: 8343232
    Abstract: A mesh to repair a hole in a muscle wall includes a resilient mesh body and fortifying structure such as mesh portions of thicker weave than other portions, or strengthening members that can be engaged with the mesh and then removed from the mesh once the mesh is place over the hole. The same principles can be applied to a plug that is engaged with the mesh for filling the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Insightra Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Vaso Adzich, Stephen Graham Bell, Giuseppe Amato
  • Patent number: 8347329
    Abstract: A method of providing a menu for video content is disclosed and may include delivering a looping video clip over a first video channel. The looping video clip may be configured to be displayed on a video plane. The method may also include delivering side channel data over a second video channel. The side channel data may include two or more navigable menu elements that may be configured to be displayed on a graphics overlay plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Patrick Dawson
  • Patent number: 8347186
    Abstract: A systematic encoder such as a systematic polar encoder for channel encoding to ameliorate the effects of noise in a transmission channel. The codeword carries a data word to be transmitted transparently, and also carries a parity part derived from the data word and a fixed word. Implementations advantageously reduce coding complexity to the order of N log(N), wherein N is the dimension of a matrix of the nth Kronecker power associated with a matrix effectively employed by the encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Polaran Yazilim Bilisim Danismanlik Ithalat Ihracat Sanayi Ticaret Limited Sirketi
    Inventor: Erdal Arikan
  • Patent number: 8342466
    Abstract: A support bracket that is stable in multiple dimensions includes a flat support platform and a coupling flange connected to an end of the support platform. A mount flange is connected to an end of the coupling flange, with a hole being formed in the mount flange. An L-shaped hook member extends away from an edge of the mount flange. The hook member is advanced into a slot in a support substrate and slid until it abuts an end of the slot, with the mount flange disposed flush against the support substrate. A fastener is then advanced through the mount flange and into the support substrate. This combination of structure securely holds the bracket on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: James Toshima
  • Patent number: 8339514
    Abstract: Rather than have a unique code set per TV product, a common code base is provided to service multiple products and even multiple product lines. Embedded systems can be upgraded through a network connection. The software architecture provides a flexible approach to supporting multiple product offerings through a plug-in modular middle-ware and to providing standardized hardware acceleration for both 2D and 3D graphics. The plug-in capability provides for feature additions and upgrades after sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Dawson, Aixin Liu, Kai Liu, Andy Nguyen, Ling Jun Wong
  • Patent number: 8334789
    Abstract: An IPTV can receive a user name and present a screen enabling a user by means of a remote control to select health information categories, inputting numeric parameters into the selected categories which can be uploaded to an Internet server for analysis and viewed by the user for subsequent monitoring/charting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Lino Mitsuo Nakada
  • Patent number: 8330779
    Abstract: Instead of estimating a saturation value for an ADC color comb register of an LCD made in a region without a standard color bar, a standard color bar of another geographic region is used to calculate the saturation value for the register so as to optimize the color of images presented on the LCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Le, Tuan Pham
  • Patent number: 8317491
    Abstract: A cooling system for an indwelling heat exchange catheter includes a heat exchange bath that is configured to receive a conduit that carries saline to and from the catheter. A heating/cooling fluid is in the bath and exchanges heat with the saline. The heating/cooling fluid flows through a heat exchanger that includes a refrigerant and two variable speed DC compressor for removing heat from the refrigerant. A gear pump circulates the working fluid to and from the catheter and is removably engaged with a pump support platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Noda, Stelica Stelea
  • Patent number: 8321301
    Abstract: A shopper inputs a 3D image of himself to a computer which normalizes the image to a standard. The shopper can select an article of clothing from a web site and the image of the article is normalized to the shopper's image using the same normalization standard and superimposed onto the shopper's image. The manufacturer's size corresponding to the correct article size may also be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Natalia Manea, Ciprian Manea
  • Patent number: 8321543
    Abstract: A system and method for solving the weak membership problem in a system of nodes that might include redundancies. Each node is given the same random seed. Each node uses a link state protocol to determine the current system topography, and then an optimization such as simulated annealing is run on the topography at each node, independently of the other nodes, to determine the optimum weak membership for use thereof in subsequent system operations. Since each node starts with the same random seed, the nodes all arrive at the same solution without having to communicate a common solution between nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Henry Esmond Butterworth, Joseph Samuel Glider, Juan Carlos Gomez
  • Patent number: 8314892
    Abstract: To reduce latency during channel change, when a user changes the TV channel on a mobile TV device such as a wireless phone, the device leaves the power save mode and enters, for a limited timeout period, a fully energized mode in which the receiver and front end logic of the device remain energized during periods in which content from the old channel, content from the new channel, and content from a “next” channel are interleaved into the broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Behram Mario DaCosta
  • Patent number: 8313461
    Abstract: A kit of parts comprises a system and instructions for use for controlling patient temperature which uses a central venous line catheter having a heat exchange element. The central venous line catheter is provided with one or more lumens for providing access to the central blood supply of the patient and with additional lumens for communicating heat exchange fluid to the heat exchange element. Heat exchange fluid temperature is controlled through a feed back loop iii which patient temperature is sensed and used to control a temperature control unit comprising a heating device and/or a cooling device in heat exchange relationship with the heat exchange fluid. A tubing set transports the heat exchange fluid between the central venous line and the temperature control unit, with a pump serving to circulate the fluid in a closed fluid circuit in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
    Inventors: Blair D. Walker, Scott M. Evans, David P. Baiding, Peter Barker
  • Patent number: 8316406
    Abstract: Based on a user profile, content that is predicted to be desired by the user, including past episodes of a series that may have been missed by the user, is downloaded to the user's home system during periods of low bandwidth usage in the home system. A determination is made dynamically as to whether to provide the content from a server or a peer-to-peer network based on network attributes, file size, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Li-De Lin, Paul Jin Hwang, Masashi Kuroko, Timothy Scott Miller
  • Patent number: 8316436
    Abstract: A user can define two or more input modes with respective input values to establish an authentication protocol to unlock a computer or govern other computer behavior. As an example, the user may first establish a particular voice recognition pattern followed by a particular image recognition and subsequent logons can be accomplished only by speaking the voice recognition pattern into the device and then by presenting the commanded image, such as an image of the user's face, to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shirai, Yasuhiro Habara, Koki Iwazaki
  • Patent number: 8310523
    Abstract: A plug-in is provided to a CAD program on a vehicle to permit the CAD program to present an image from a vehicle-mounted video camera that exceeds a 180 degree field of view, even though the core CAD program without plug-in is designed to present no more than a 180 degree field of view image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Koki Iwazaki
  • Patent number: 8308788
    Abstract: An externally-applied heat exchange pad has three layers laminated together, an inner and outer non-conductive layer and a middle conductive layer. A leak in the inner layer causes coolant to contact the middle layer and change impedance, which can be sensed and used as an indication of an impending total leak of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
    Inventors: Stelica Stelea, David Searl Kimball, Lynn Miyeko Shimada, Kenneth A. Collins, Grant Palmer
  • Patent number: 8308482
    Abstract: A personal under fire trainer includes a harness holding a wireless receiver and plural electrode leads. The harness can be donned by a trainee and the leads connected to electrodes attached to the trainee's body. A trainer can operate a remote transmitter to send a signal to the receiver, activating one or more electrodes which contract the trainee's muscles, forcing the trainee to react under simulated gun fight conditions while receiving simulated gunshot wounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy Andrew Pearce, Jeffrey Frank Vasquez
  • Patent number: 8311734
    Abstract: A mobile computer that can be borne in a vehicle and that can receive position information may adjust a maximum speed limit to account for unfavorable weather or road conditions and cause the vehicle to automatically reduce speed below the adjusted maximum limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Fredrik Carpio, Paul Jin Hwang
  • Patent number: D673677
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Insightra Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne A. Noda, Giuseppe Amato
  • Patent number: D673749
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: John A. Heiser, Jr., Keith Francis Rukvina