Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear
  • Patent number: 8343537
    Abstract: A hemostatic device for promoting the dotting of blood includes a gauze substrate, a clay material disposed on the gauze substrate, and also a polyol such as glycerol or the like disposed on the gauze substrate to bind the clay material. When the device is used to treat a bleeding wound, at least a portion of the clay material comes into contact with blood emanating from the wound to cause the clotting. A bandage that can be applied to a bleeding wound to promote the clotting of blood includes a flexible substrate and a gauze substrate mounted thereon. The gauze substrate includes a clay material and a polyol. A hemostatic sponge also includes a gauze substrate and a dispersion of hemostatic material and a polyol on a first surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Z-Medica, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond J. Huey, Denny Lo, Daniel J. Burns, Giacomo Basadonna, Francis X. Hursey
  • Patent number: 8345717
    Abstract: A continuous wave Raman laser for producing visible laser output comprising: a resonator cavity; at least a first reflector and a second reflector said first and second reflectors being located at opposite ends of the resonator cavity; a laser gain medium located in the resonator cavity for generating a continuous wave fundamental beam which resonates within the resonator cavity when pumped by a pump beam from a pump source external to the resonator cavity; a solid Raman-active medium positioned in the resonator cavity for Raman shifting the fundamental beam to produce a continuous wave Raman beam which resonates within the resonator cavity; and a non-linear medium positioned in the resonator cavity for frequency converting the continuous wave Raman beam to a converted wavelength to produce a continuous wave converted beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Macquarie University
    Inventors: Peter Dekker, Helen Margaret Pask, James Austin Piper, David James Spence
  • Patent number: 8346937
    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 1, 2013
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Swaminathan Sivasubramanian, David R. Richardson, Bradley E. Marshall, Christopher L. Scofield
  • Patent number: 8343535
    Abstract: Disclosed are a hydrogel dressing for covering or treating a wound and a method for preparing the same. The hydrogel dressing includes a matrix structure of a cross-linked mixture, and an elastic sheet coated with an elementary metal or ionic metal embodied in the matrix structure. The mixture comprises a hydrophilic polymer, about 0.5 to about 5 wt % of a photocatalyst agent and at least 80 wt % of water based on the total weight of the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Andrew Burd, Michael Wing Wai Tsang
  • Patent number: 8346857
    Abstract: Methods and systems for allocating resources, such as computer controlled resources, in a networked system are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ticketmaster LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Denker, Kip Levin, David Scarborough
  • Patent number: 8344044
    Abstract: Provide an agent-to-be-filled/glass-containing resin molded product having no skin layer formed on its surface and free of sink marks, warping and other forms of deformation and also allowing an agent-to-be-filled blended in it to sufficiently effectuate, with a low blending ratio, action equivalent to when the agent-to-be-filled is blended at a traditional blending ratio; wherein the agent-to-be-filled/glass-containing resin molded product is characterized in that it is made of one type of resin selected from the group that includes polyethylene resin, polypropylene resin, polyethylene terephthalate resin and polyamide resin, that it contains solid, spherical glass beads with an average particle size of 10 to 40 ?m, and when the glass blending ratio of these solid, spherical glass beads is 40 to 70 percent by weight, no skin layer is formed on the surface of such glass-containing resin molded product as measured by laser Raman spectroscopy, and presence of the aforementioned solid, spherical glass beads and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Kenji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8343224
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method for promoting spinal fusion using a spinal implant comprises providing a spinal implant, wherein the spinal implant comprises an anterior wall, a posterior wall and two lateral walls configured to extend between the anterior wall and the posterior wall. In some embodiments, the spinal implant further comprises at least one internal chamber generally positioned between the anterior wall, the posterior wall and the two lateral walls, wherein the internal chamber being is adapted to receive at least one graft and/or other fill material. In some arrangements, the anterior wall of the spinal implant comprises at least one opening or hole that places the internal chamber in fluid communication with an exterior area or portion of the spinal implant. In one embodiment, at least one of the two lateral walls comprises an access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Pinnacle Spine Group, LLC
    Inventors: Jim R. Lynn, Russell W. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8343875
    Abstract: Methods for forming a semiconductor device include forming self-aligned trenches, in which a first set of trenches is used to align a second set of trenches. Methods taught herein can be used as a pitch doubling technique, and may therefore enhance device integration. Further, employing a very thin CMP stop layer, and recessing surrounding materials by about an equal amount to the thickness of the CMP stop layer, provides improved planarity at the surface of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Werner Juengling, Richard Lane
  • Patent number: 8344279
    Abstract: A mobile terminal keyboard comprises a keyboard body and a key, where sidewalls of the key can produce a cavity so as to form a capsule structure. The keyboard body and the sidewalls can be made of a transparent material; and transparent liquid can be included in the cavity. The mobile terminal keyboard can be convenient for a user and humanized. Light can pass through the transparent liquid in the cavity from one or more directions and generate refraction to form a colorful effect. The liquid in the cavity also can be deformed to generate various color changes on the press of a key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Beijing Borqs Software Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng Liao
  • Patent number: 8346825
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for verifying data copies and reverifying the copies over the life span of media according to a verification policy. Characteristics of media and use of media are tracked to provide metrics which may be used to dynamically reevaluate and reassign verification policies to optimize media usage. Copies that fail verification operations may be repaired by repeating a storage operation for recent copies or by substituting a close temporal copy of the failed copy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Brockway, Parag Gokhale, Jun Lu
  • Patent number: 8346908
    Abstract: An identity migration program provides interfaces for a user to manage operations for migrating locally-managed identities to centrally-managed identities. The provided interfaces include a project management interface, an identity selection interface, a migration rule editor interface, and a project scheduling interface. In certain embodiments, the identity migration program includes a communication module that provides interfaces for managing communication between the identity migration program and locally-managed and centrally-managed servers. Interfaces may also be provided to manage identity group migration and migration error resolution. A migration process management interface enables the user to halt, roll back, or resume a migration project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Quest Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolay Vanyukhin, Oleg Shevnin, Alexey Korotich
  • Patent number: 8341904
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is a fixing system for a skirting, more particularly for a skirting board, in form of a wall finish, more particularly the wall finish of a floor, comprising a joint element, the flat base wall of which is located under a panel, more particularly under the floor board, being separably connected to a skirting profile element. The joint element is an flexible element and is bent in an arch, wherein the free end of an arm of the joint element is clickway connected to the base arm of the skirting profile element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Adam Slawomir Galas
  • Patent number: 8343215
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for increasing the depth of focus of the human eye is comprised of a lens body, an optic in the lens body configured to produce light interference, and a pinhole-like optical aperture substantially in the center of the optic. The optic may be configured to produce light scattering or composed of a light reflective material. Alternatively, the optic may increase the depth of focus via a combination of light interference, light scattering, light reflection and/or light absorption. The optic may also be configured as a series of concentric circles, a weave, a pattern of particles, or a pattern of curvatures. One method involves screening a patient for an ophthalmic lens using a pinhole screening device in the lens to increase the patient's depth of focus. Another method comprises surgically implanting a mask in the patient's eye to increase the depth of focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: AcuFocus, Inc.
    Inventors: David Miller, Ernesto Blanco
  • Patent number: 8343116
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a system for treating skin includes a handpiece assembly comprising a tip and a main body portion, the main body portion comprising an interior cavity and at least one canister configured to store at least one of a treatment material and a waste material. The treatment material and/or the waste material is in fluid communication with the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Edge Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Roger Ignon, Ed F. Nicolas
  • Patent number: 8344552
    Abstract: Optimizing a wireless power system by separately optimizing received power and efficiency. Either one or both of received power and/or efficiency can be optimized in a way that maintains the values to maximize transferred power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nigel P. Cook, Hanspeter Widmer, Lukas Sieber
  • Patent number: 8345606
    Abstract: Apparatus for and methods of enabling a gateway node of a first packet-switched data network to select a first channel for transferring a data packet to a destination packet data protocol address of a correspondent node provided service in the first network are disclosed. The gateway node is configured to select the first channel from a plurality of channels configured to transfer data packets to the destination packet data protocol address of the correspondent node, wherein the data packet is sent from a mobile node of a second packet-switched data network external to the first network, and wherein the mobile node has been in a communication session with the correspondent node while provided service in a third packet-switched data network different to the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Orange SA
    Inventor: Xiaobao Chen
  • Patent number: 8344997
    Abstract: Methods and devices for applying bias potentials of opposite polarities to columns of electromechanical display elements are described herein. The bias potentials may be applied such that a column and an adjacent column receive bias potentials of opposite polarity. The bias potentials may be applied such that a polarity of bias voltages received by columns of a first set of the display elements is opposite a polarity of bias voltages received by columns of a second set of the display elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Clarence Chui, Manish Kothari
  • Patent number: 8342929
    Abstract: A multi-media interactive play system has a number of play elements situated in a variety of play environments or play media. The play elements are linked to a common record of participant performance, progress, character attributes, etc. The participant's performance in the play elements determines the play elements to which the participant may proceed as well as the play parameters of the play element in which the participant is currently involved. The play elements are thus interlinked to define a sequence or path network along which the participant advances. By advancing through the play elements the participant carries out a plot, story, theme, etc. that attaches a significance to the successful completion of a given play element or elements. Also disclosed in a variety of play elements suitable for use in the system, an example of a plot or theme that may be carried out by the system, and a send/receive radio frequency network that may be used to track play participants in a play center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Creative Kingdoms, LLC
    Inventors: Rick A. Briggs, Denise Weston
  • Patent number: 8343957
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel chemical series of formula I, as well as methods of use thereof for binding to the benzodiazepine site of the GABAA receptor and modulating GABAA, and use of the compound of formula I for the treatment of GABAA receptor associated disorders. The general structure of formula I is shown below: The invention further provides a method of modulation of one or more GABAA subtypes in an animal comprising administering to the animal an effective amount of a compound of formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Dart Neuroscience (Cayman) Ltd.
    Inventors: Alan P. Kaplan, Varsha Gupta
  • Patent number: 8336683
    Abstract: A damper for a bicycle having a primary unit and a remote unit that, in some arrangements, is substantially entirely outside of the primary unit. The primary unit includes a damper tube, a spring chamber, and a piston rod that supports a main piston. The main piston is movable within the damper chamber of the primary unit. The main piston and the damper tube at least partially define a compression chamber. The remote unit comprises a remote fluid chamber and, in some arrangements, an inertial valve within the remote unit. The inertial valve is preferably responsive to terrain-induced forces and preferably not responsive to rider-induced forces when the shock absorber is assembled to the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael McAndrews, Anthony Trujillo