Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear
  • Patent number: 8351517
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a communication unit is configured to wirelessly transmit and receive signals via at least one of a first physical link and a second physical link. A power consumption for wireless transmission and reception of the signals via the first physical link is lower than that a power consumption for wireless transmission and reception of the signals via the second physical link. A first link control module establishes the first physical link between the communication unit and an external device. A remote control module transmits to the external device a playback request signal via the first physical link. A second link control module establishes the second physical link between the communication unit and the external device, after the playback request signal is transmitted. A data transfer module transfers the digital content data between the communication unit and the external device via the second physical link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Makoto Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8348877
    Abstract: Implants and methods for treating ocular disorders are provided. One method involves introducing an implant into an anterior chamber of an eye such that at least a distal end of the implant is temporarily in the anterior chamber. The implant is implanted into eye tissue adjacent the anterior chamber. A therapeutic agent is eluted from the implant into at least one of the anterior chamber, a physiologic outflow pathway of the eye, and a space adjacent a choroid of the eye. The therapeutic agent can be an antiproliferative agent, an anti-inflammatory drug, or a compound for treating glaucoma or ocular hypertension. The therapeutic agent can be contained within the implant or coated on the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dose Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Hosheng Tu, Barbara Niksch, David Haffner, Gregory Smedley, Olav B Bergheim, Morteza Gharib
  • Patent number: 8349492
    Abstract: The negative electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a current collector and a negative active material layer disposed on the current collector. The negative active material layer includes a metal-based negative active material and sheet-shaped graphite and has porosity of 20 to 80 volume %. The negative electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery can improve cell characteristics by inhibiting volume change and stress due to active material particle bombardment during charge and discharge, and by decreasing electrode resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Min Lee, Goo-Jin Jeong, Min-Seok Sung, Yong-Mook Kang, Wan-Uk Choi, Sung-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 8351054
    Abstract: An apparatus detecting the position of the functional layer of the electrode plate includes a first electrode plate sensor disposed at a side of a material to sense start points of electrode plates continuously formed on the material at uniform intervals, a second electrode plate sensor disposed at an other side of the material to sense a length of the electrode plate, a functional layer sensor provided behind the first electrode plate sensor and the second electrode plate sensor above a material traveling direction to sense position and length of the functional layer formed on the electrode by sensing a difference in color, and a controller feeding back a feedback result indicating whether the functional layer is correctly coated through values sensed by the first electrode plate sensor, the second electrode plate sensor, and the functional layer sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: So-Il Moon, Jee-Sang Hwang, Su-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 8352306
    Abstract: Lead distribution systems and methods distribute consumer business leads received from lead sources for routing to one or more destinations that use the leads and/or forward the leads to another destination. A quality level is assessed for each lead source, based in part on a percentage of leads from the source that result in a desired business transaction with the ultimate user of the lead. The system identifies a set of most profitable destinations for each lead, while maintaining a desired overall quality level and flow rate of leads routed to each destination. Adjusting the quality ratings of the lead sources may advantageously be used to affect the placement of their leads with destinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Autobytel Inc.
    Inventors: C. Michael Rose, Peter D. Mathews, Jeffrey E. Sward, Glenn R. Dunkle, John L. Dohoney, Glenn S. Davis
  • Patent number: 8350399
    Abstract: A microturbine system provided with a first and a second blade wheel, at least one nozzle for spouting a pressure medium onto the first blade wheel for driving this wheel, wherein the first blade wheel is configured for transferring pressure medium received from the nozzle to the second blade wheel for driving the second blade wheel, the arrangement being such that the first and second blade wheel are rotatable in opposite directions under the influence of the pressure medium, and a first and second electricity generator, respectively, coupled to the first and second blade wheel, respectively. Also included is the method for generating electricity using the microturbine system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bepart B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Post
  • Patent number: 8352613
    Abstract: A system and method for management and processing of resource requests is provided. A content delivery network service provider determines a class associated with a set of client computing devices and monitors resources requests for the determined class. The content delivery network service provider then identifies at least one cache component for providing additional content, such as advertisement content or other additional content provided in anticipation of future resource requests, to client computing devices as a function of the determined class. In other embodiments, instead of cache components, the content delivery network service provider identifies a second set of client computing devices as a function of the determined class for providing the additional content information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Swaminathan Sivasubramanian, David R. Richardson, Bradley E. Marshall, Christopher L. Scofield
  • Patent number: 8350302
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display apparatus is disclosed. The organic light emitting display apparatus includes: a substrate, a seal facing the substrate, bonded to the substrate, a display area disposed on the substrate configured to produce an image, a pad area disposed on the substrate, present on at least one side of the display area, an insulating layer directly extending from the display area, formed on the pad area, a first adhesive layer surrounding the display area, which bonds the substrate to the seal, and comprising an organic material, and a second adhesive layer insulated from the pad area by the insulating layer, disposed outside the first adhesive layer, which bonds the substrate to the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun-Young Lee, Jong-Hyuk Lee, Yoon-Hyeung Cho, Min-Ho Oh, Byoung-Duk Lee, So-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 8349642
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for treating a metal oxide layer deposited on a substrate. The method comprises the step of applying a substantially atmospheric plasma process at a relatively low temperature. Preferably, the temperature during the plasma process is lower than approximately 180° C. Further, the atmospheric plasma process can be applied in a plasma chamber comprising H2 gas and He gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Joop Van Deelen, Paulus Willibrordus George Poodt
  • Patent number: 8351237
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a ferroelectric random access memory comprising a first buffer, a second buffer, a third buffer, a first controlling unit, a second controlling unit, a memory cell array, a sense amplifier circuit, and a third controlling unit. The first buffer outputs a first signal changed from a first value to a second value based on notification of power-down. The second buffer stops supply of inner clock signal with the change of the first signal from the first value to the second value. The third buffer receives an address signal corresponding to data to be read or written. The first controlling unit receives a command signal. The second controlling unit generates a basic signal that has a third value when the command signal indicates a bank active command and has a fourth value when the command signal indicates a precharge command and the first signal has the second value. The sense amplifier circuit reads data via a pair of bit lines from the memory cell corresponding to the address signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Ryousuke Takizawa
  • Patent number: 8348770
    Abstract: A device for facilitating the scoring of a fencing match can include a box having first and second fencing cord inputs, an optional third input for connection of the fencing piste, a standardized general-purpose computer output, a power source, and a processing module. The processing module can be in communication with the inputs, outputs, and power source. Further, the processing module can be configured to iteratively apply power to at least a portion of the first fencing cord input and at least a portion of the second fencing cord input at different times. The processing module can also be configured to check for fencing-relevant completed circuits between the fencing cord inputs. Even further, the processing module can output raw data regarding the completed circuits through the standardized general-purpose computer output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey Shawn Hart
  • Patent number: 8352472
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing electronic data are disclosed. Various data management operations can be performed based on a metabase formed from metadata. Such metadata can be identified from an index of data interactions generated by a journaling module, and obtained from their associated data objects stored in one or more storage devices. In various embodiments, such processing of the index and storing of the metadata can facilitate, for example, enhanced data management operations, enhanced data identification operations, enhanced storage operations, data classification for organizing and storing the metadata, cataloging of metadata for the stored metadata, and/or user interfaces for managing data. In various embodiments, the metabase can be configured in different ways. For example, the metabase can be stored separately from the data objects so as to allow obtaining of information about the data objects without accessing the data objects or a data structure used by a file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy Alan Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Patent number: 8350979
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device includes an organic light emitting display panel; a bezel frame comprising a lower surface and side walls and receiving the display panel; a bezel receiving the bezel frame; and a connecting system connecting the bezel frame and the bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mun-su Kim, Sung-yun Kim, Dong-ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8348955
    Abstract: The present invention relates in certain embodiments to medical devices for treating vertebral compression fractures. More particularly, embodiments of the invention relate to instruments and methods for controllably restoring vertebral body height by controlling the flow of bone cement into the interior of a vertebra and the application of forces causes by the cement flow. An exemplary system utilizes Rf energy in combination a conductive bone cement for selectively polymerizing the inflow plume to increase the viscosity of the cement. In one aspect of the invention, the system utilizes a controller to control bone cement flow parameters to either, allow or disallow cement interdigitation into cancellous bone. A method of the invention includes pulsing the flows of bone cement wherein high acceleration of the flow pulses can apply expansion forces across the surface of the cement plume to reduce a vertebral fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: DFINE, Inc.
    Inventors: Csaba Truckai, John H. Shadduck
  • Patent number: 8348892
    Abstract: Disclosed is an expandable transluminal sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, low cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion of at least a part of the distal end of the sheath to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The distal end of the sheath is maintained in the first, low cross-sectional configuration and expanded using a radial dilatation device. In an exemplary application, the sheath is utilized to provide access for a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure such as ureteroscopy or stone removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Onset Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jay Lenker, Edward J. Nance, Joseph Bishop, George F. Kick
  • Patent number: 8352422
    Abstract: Stubbing systems and methods are provided for intelligent data management in a replication environment, such as by reducing the space occupied by replication data on a destination system. In certain examples, stub files or like objects replace migrated, de-duplicated or otherwise copied data that has been moved from the destination system to secondary storage. Access is further provided to the replication data in a manner that is transparent to the user and/or without substantially impacting the base replication process. In order to distinguish stub files representing migrated replication data from replicated stub files, priority tags or like identifiers can be used. Thus, when accessing a stub file on the destination system, such as to modify replication data or perform a restore process, the tagged stub files can be used to recall archived data prior to performing the requested operation so that an accurate copy of the source data is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Vijay H. Agrawal
  • Patent number: 8348544
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting device for the connection between a brace and a formwork girder. The device incorporates respective arms (3) which terminate at one of their ends in hooks (4) which can be coupled on a first flange of the brace (1) and has flat extensions (6) extending from tubular portions (5) intended to rest on a lower projection of the formwork girder (2). It also has parallel rods (7) located with an inclination opposite to that of the arms (3) traversing the tubular portions (5), which are linked by a connecting bridge (9) traversed by a screw (10), the adjustment of which determines the movement of a clamp (11) assembled on the rods (7). The clamp is provided with locking means (12) which can be coupled to a second flange of the brace (1), opposite the first, in order to secure the connection between the brace (1) and the formwork girder (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ulma C Y E, S. Coop.
    Inventors: Ander Ollo Odriozola, Iban Lizarralde Aramburu
  • Patent number: D673760
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tod's S.p.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Della Valle, Andrea Vico
  • Patent number: D673809
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Stixtogo, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Burns
  • Patent number: D673958
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Incipio Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Andy Fathollahi