Patents Represented by Attorney Marger Johnson & McCollom
  • Patent number: 8352935
    Abstract: A customized distribution, e.g. of Linux software, is built using only packages that satisfy a customer's individual requirements. The packages are verified, at build time, to be interoperable at run-time. Also, the distribution is verified to ensure all package dependencies are included. In cases where no package already exists that meets a user requirements, a new package can be created for this purpose. The packages in the distribution customized for the user can be tracked, so that as updates to the packages are released, the customer can be notified about those updates (without being notified about packages not in the customer's customized distribution). Finally, once the distribution has been built for the user, it can then be offered as a general-purpose distribution for future customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Isaacson, Eric W. B. Anderson, Robert Wipfel
  • Patent number: 8347387
    Abstract: A computer includes a processor. When an instruction to be executed by the processor involves writing to memory, the write can be redirected to a temporary area of memory. The correct amount of data can then be copied from the temporary area to the original target memory address. The advantages of the invention can be achieved, among other possibilities, via re-compiling the program or modifying instructions before execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Ariel S. Rogson
  • Patent number: 8345871
    Abstract: A method of providing secure communications over a network includes receiving, at a receiving computer, a public key of a sending computer, and a hash of a sending random number over a first communication channel, transmitting, from the receiving computer, a public key of the receiving computer and a receiving random number provided by the receiving computer over the first communication channel, and receiving, at the receiving computer, the sending random number provided by the sending computer over the first communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dirk Balfanz, Philippe J. Golle, Diana K. Smetters, Glenn E. Durfee
  • Patent number: 8343081
    Abstract: Methods to control the delivery of CPR to a patient through a mechanical CPR device are described. The method generally allows for a gradual increase in the frequency of CPR cycles. The gradual increase can be regulated by protocols programmed within the CPR device such as intermittently starting and stopping the delivery of CPR, accelerating the delivery of CPR, stepping up the CPR frequency, increasing the force of CPR, and adjusting the ratio of compression and decompression in a CPR cycle. Combinations of each of these forms may also be used to control the delivery of CPR. This manner of gradually accelerating artificial blood flow during the first minutes of mechanical CPR delivery can serve to lessen the potential for ischemia/reperfusion injury in the patient who receives mechanical CPR treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventor: Rob Walker
  • Patent number: 8344854
    Abstract: An inter-office communication management system can include an inter-office communication item such as an inter-office mail envelope or routing slip. The inter-office communication item can be a transient document. An inter-office communication identifier placement module can affix an inter-office communication identifier to the first inter-office communication label. The inter-office communication label can be attached to the inter-office communication item. An inter-office communication tracking module can be used to track the inter-office communication item based on the inter-office communication identifier affixed to the inter-office communication label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventor: Eric J. Shrader
  • Patent number: 8344032
    Abstract: A composition including a plurality of active ingredients. A first active ingredient of the active ingredients is pyruvate. For each other active ingredient, an amount of that active ingredient is proportionally less than an amount of the first active ingredient. The composition can affect ATP and Krebs efficiency when ingested by an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Kevin Meehan
  • Patent number: 8344899
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for alerting a person to check a medical device while conserving battery power. The medical device initiates a status alert if a readiness condition of the medical device is no longer being met. The status alert includes notification periods during which an audible sound is emitted alternating with off periods during which substantially no audible sound is emitted. The audible sounds may include certain tones or at least one spoken word. At least one of the duration of successive notification periods or the duration of successive off periods may be varied. In this manner, the medical device may provide audible sound at different times during the day in an attempt to get the attention of a person. In addition, the medical device may sense an activity to determine when to provide the audible sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Sullivan, Benjamin A. Flugstad, Glenn Morita
  • Patent number: 8335950
    Abstract: A test and measurement instrument including an input configured to receive a signal and output digitized data; a memory configured to store reference digitized data including a reference sequence; a pattern detector configured to detect the reference sequence in the digitized data and generate a synchronization signal in response; a memory controller configured to cause the memory to output the reference digitized data in response to the synchronization signal; and a comparator configured to compare the reference digitized data output from the memory to the digitized data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventor: Que Thuy Tran
  • Patent number: 8330062
    Abstract: An apparatus including an electrical switching device to control current to a load and a second case arranged to substantially encapsulate the electrical switching device. The electrical switching device includes a first case; a plurality of contacts disposed in the first case; and an opening in the first case disposed to expose the contacts. The second case is arranged to duct a blast from the opening of the first case of the electrical switching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Elliott, John B. Engel, Rhonda L. Wilson, Pieter Agnar Paulson
  • Patent number: 8332841
    Abstract: System and method for creating platform-specific self-extracting client packages using a production server are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises compiling a source file on a first build server comprising a first computing platform to produce a first executable seed file for the first computing platform and compiling the source file on a second build server comprising a second computing platform to produce a second executable seed file for the second computing platform; and providing the first and second executable seed files to a production server comprising the first computing platform. The production server uses the first executable seed file to create a first client package and a second client package, wherein the first client package is designed to be installed and execute on a first workstation running on the first computing platform and the second client package is designed to be installed and execute on a second workstation running on the second computing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Novell Intellectual Property Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Brett Funk, Joseph Hyrum Astin
  • Patent number: 8324761
    Abstract: A module including a case; an electrical switching device configured to control power to a load; and a controller coupled to the electrical switching device. The electrical switching device and the controller are substantially encapsulated by the case. Functionality of the module can be exposed through a communication interface in the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Elliott, Richard A. Leinen, Robert L. Hick, Kevin Parsons, Subramanian Muthu
  • Patent number: 8327131
    Abstract: A target machine can be verified prior to being granted access to a resource on a network by interrogating and analyzing digests of various elements of the target machine. The digests can be collected into an integrity report and provided to a Trust Scoring Service. The Trust Scoring Service receives the integrity report and compares the digests with signatures stored in a signature database. A trust score certificate can then be issued to the target machine. The Trust Scoring Service can include a Score Evaluation Server which can interact with a Kerberos Authentication Server and a Ticket Granting Server to embed a trust score within a Kerberos Ticket to enforce a richer set of access policies. The integrity of a web server can be verified and a Trust Score Certificate Logo can be displayed on a corresponding home page of a merchant. By clicking on the Trust Score Certificate Logo, a user can verify the integrity of the merchant's web servers prior to completing a transaction with the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Parasu Hardjono, David Maurits Bleckmann, William Wyatt Starnes, Bradley Douglas Andersen
  • Patent number: 8323036
    Abstract: A wiring substrate connects an electrical system of a towed vehicle to an electrical system of a towing vehicle and includes a wiring connector configured to connect to a connector from a wiring harness of the towed vehicle, a first set of connections to connect to tail light assemblies in the towed vehicles, a second set of connections to connect to vehicle signal connections in the towed vehicle, the first and second sets of connections electrically coupled on the wiring substrate by at least one diode, and a third set of connections to connect to the towing vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Tow Daddy, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Workman
  • Patent number: 8322850
    Abstract: An eyeglass device includes a lens unit and a pair of temple pieces connected to the lens unit. Each temple piece includes a rigid upper portion and a soft lower portion. The rigid upper portion has a rigid front end connected to the lens unit, and a rigid rear end. The soft lower portion has a front soft section disposed below and connected to the rigid front end, a rear soft section connected to the rigid rear end, and an intermediate soft section disposed between the front and rear soft sections and below the rigid upper portion. The intermediate soft section and the rigid upper portion cooperatively define an elongate gap therebetween. The soft lower portion has a bottom abutment face extending from the front soft section to the rear soft section for contacting a user's ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: All-Logic Int. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shun-Tien Yang
  • Patent number: 8326142
    Abstract: The present invention is an optical image system having at least a first camera including a first lens and at least a second sensor including a second lens. The system also includes at least one beam splitter for transmitting an incoming beam of electromagnetic radiation of at least a first band of wavelength to a focal plane array of the first camera and reflecting an incoming beam of electromagnetic radiation of at least a second band of wavelength to a focal plane array of the second camera. The first lens is positioned behind the beam splitter for focusing the beam of the first band of wavelength onto an image at the focal plane array of the first camera and the second lens is positioned behind the beam splitter for focusing the beam of the second band of wavelength onto the image at the focal plane array of the second camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Arnold Kravitz, Jongjin George Kim, Sergey Gershtein
  • Patent number: 8325811
    Abstract: We describe a motion compensated frame interpolation apparatus and method that includes a motion vector interpolation module for an object and uncovered area to generate information for motion vectors that cross interpolated pixels in object and/or uncovered areas. A motion vector interpolation module for a covered area generates information for motion vectors that cross interpolated pixels in covered areas. A motion vector counter records a number of motion vectors that cross an interpolated pixel. A buffer for motion vector interpolation buffers the information for motion vectors that cross interpolated pixels in the object and/or uncovered areas and the covered areas. And a video data interpolation module generates video data of the interpolated pixels in object and/or uncovered areas and the covered areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Pixelworks, Inc.
    Inventor: Yanxin Li
  • Patent number: 8325718
    Abstract: A method of transmitting data includes determining how much data is desired to be transmitted from a data source. A utility function is used to determine a pattern of microutilities to be associated with data samples from the data source. The pattern of microutilities specifies a pattern of data delivery to at least one predetermined location relative to the data source. The data samples are propagated according to the pattern of microutilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Juan Liu, Daniel H. Greene, Qingfeng Huang, James E. Reich, Marc E. Mosko
  • Patent number: 8320316
    Abstract: A method for accelerating network accessing of a terminal in a wireless communication system, comprises: a wireless terminal receiving system parameter information, and after obtaining system information of a base station identifier (BS ID) and a network access provider identifier (NAP ID), immediately judging validity of the NAP ID, or validity of both the NAP ID and the BS ID; if a result of the judgment is “valid”, the terminal proceeding to a subsequent procedure of the network discovery and selection according to information stored in the terminal, otherwise, carrying out a new procedure of network discovery and selection. The method avoids continuing to perform processes such as message receiving and decoding in the case that a NAP ID or a BS ID is invalid according to a procedure in the current protocol, thereby increasing the speed of network accessing of a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Jianquan Song, Li Chu, Ling Xu, Ning Wang, Zheng Huang
  • Patent number: 8317749
    Abstract: A method of enabling administration of a drug includes determining, within a drug-transfer device including cells, a location of at least one cell and generating information identifying the determined location. A user may be provided with the drug-transfer device. The drug is retained within the at least one cell when the user is provided with the drug-transfer device. The method also includes encoding a key with the information and providing the user with the key before, after or when the user is provided with the drug-transfer device. Drug retained within the at least one cell is selectively releasable when the key is operably proximate to the drug-transfer device and is encoded with the information. The key can be encoded with the information before and/or after being provided to the user. In some embodiments, the key is encoded based on instructions transmitted over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Philipp Helmut Schmaelzle, Scott Albert Uhland
  • Patent number: 8319262
    Abstract: A CMOS image sensor is disclosed. The CMOS imager includes a lightly doped semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type. At least one CMOS pixel of a second conductivity type is formed in the semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor substrate is configured to receive a bias voltage applied for substantially depleting the semiconductor substrate and for forming a depletion edge within the semiconductor substrate. A well of the second conductivity type substantially surrounds the at least one CMOS pixel to form a depletion region about the at least one CMOS pixel operable to form a minimum predetermined barrier to the depletion edge within the semiconductor substrate to pinch off substrate bias in proximity to the return contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventor: James Robert Janesick