Patents Represented by Attorney Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
  • Patent number: 8274486
    Abstract: A touch screen assembly and method of manufacturing thereof that includes a single layer of conductive material is provided. The conductive material is configured to include a horizontal pattern and a vertical pattern of electrodes, with one of the patterns having gaps between the electrodes, such that the electrodes in the horizontal pattern do not come into direct contact with electrodes in the vertical pattern. To provide a connection between the electrodes separated by gaps in the interrupted pattern, an insulating material is placed onto the gaps over the uninterrupted pattern, and a printable and electrically conductive connector is positioned over the insulating material and functions to couple at least two electrodes together. In one embodiment, the conductive connector includes carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Fabrice Barbier, Farouk Zabel
  • Patent number: 8276158
    Abstract: In a response based messaging system in which the reliability of the message transmission is supplemented by storing at both the source and destination a copy of the message, storage space is bounded. By including in the response to a message acknowledgement from the destination that the message has been received, the copy of the message stored at the source can be deleted. Furthermore, by including in the message an identifier of what message acknowledgement the source is expecting, the destination can delete from its storage medium any previously stored messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran K. Bhumana, Jerry Alan Waldorf, II
  • Patent number: 8267443
    Abstract: A computer housing (10) is disclosed, that uses a camming action to move a latch (62). The latch (62) is movable between at least two positions—a latching position and an unlatching position. Moving the latch (62) to its unlatching position causes the latch (62) to engage and move one or more latching members or snaps (42) that detachably engage a bezel (38). Once the latching members or snaps (42) have been sufficiently moved, the bezel (38) may be moved away from the remainder of the computer housing (10). Reattaching the bezel (38) to the computer housing (10) automatically moves the latch (62) back to its latching position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Chen-Chien Kuo, Huai-Wen Fu
  • Patent number: 8272009
    Abstract: A system and method (i.e., utility) is provided for use in connection with delivering content that is targeted to users of a broadcast network. More specifically a utility is provided for inserting targeted content into a broadcast content stream based at least in part on information associated with content of the programming that will be provided via a broadcast network. In this regard, one or more textual fields associated with the programming is monitored (2004) or otherwise reviewed. Based on the textual information from the at least one textual field of the programming, targeted content or ‘assets’ are identified (2008) (i.e., from a collection of assets) that have at least partially matching textual constraints. At least one of the identified assets may then be inserted (2010) into a content stream of the broadcast network and provided in conjunction with the programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Invidi Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David Downey, Bruce J. Anderson, Daniel C. Wilson, Daniel A. Boulet
  • Patent number: 8269447
    Abstract: A drive system is presented for controlling rotation of a sphere. The system facilitates holonomic motion of a drive with respect to a sphere such that a holonomic drive or drives may be maintained at a relative position with respect to a sphere. The motion of a sphere may be controlled by controlling the position of a drive with respect to the sphere. The drive may be controlled by way of a controller. A holonomic drive may be urged against a sphere by way magnetic interaction of the holonomic drive and a second structure. Also, a support structure is facilitated that allows a sphere to pass through a support column without breaks or interruptions in the sphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Lanny Smoot, Dirk Ruiken
  • Patent number: 8267926
    Abstract: An electrode catheter and a method for assessing electrode-tissue contact and coupling are disclosed. An exemplary electrode catheter comprises an electrode adapted to apply electrical energy. A measurement circuit is adapted to measure impedance between the electrode and ground as the electrode approaches a target tissue. A processor determines a contact and coupling condition for the target tissue based at least in part on reactance of the impedance measured by the measurement circuit. In another exemplary embodiment, the electrode catheter determines the contact and coupling condition based at least in part on a phase angle of the impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Saurav Paul, Hong Cao, Kedar Ravindra Belhe, Chou Thao
  • Patent number: 8265745
    Abstract: A system and method is provided that allows for determining the local impedance of one or more electrodes of an electrode catheter. Such local impedance may be utilized to identify the relative position of an electrode catheter to a sheath of a guiding introducer. In another arrangement, local impedance of a catheter electrode can be utilized to calibrate a catheter electrode to provide improved contact sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibillation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Hauck, Jeffrey A. Schweitzer, Kenneth H. Drew
  • Patent number: 8261861
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus for a hybrid vehicle including a power unit which is arranged at a position between a pair of right and left-hand members so as to be offset towards an engine-side side member of the pair of right and left-hand members. A gap formed between the generator and a generator-side side member of the pair of right and left-hand members is larger than a gap formed between the engine and the engine-side side member, thereby avoiding propagation of heat from the generator and the drive motor to the inverter and improving the heat radiating performance of the first radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Toshio Takei
  • Patent number: 8262147
    Abstract: An implement (10) for moving a box (48) within a pickup box (42) is disclosed. The implement (10) includes an elongated body (12) having a hooking section (22). A head (28) is associated with an end of this hooking section (22). The head (28) may be disposed within a groove (46) associated with the bed (43) of the pickup box (42), and may be slid along this groove (46) until positioned under the box (48). The implement (10) can then be rotated to engage the head (28) with the underside of the box (48). A user may then pull on the implement (10) to in turn pull the box (48) along the bed (43) of the pickup box (42). The hooking section (22) of the implement may also be disposed behind a box (48) to pull the box (48) to a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Paul H. Boyum
  • Patent number: 8266239
    Abstract: A remote services architecture which includes a remote services proxy, an intermediate mid level manager, an applications mid level manager, and an application server coupled to the remote services proxy. The remote services proxy provides communications flow management. The intermediate mid level manager provides data queue management, transaction integrity and redundancy. The intermediate mid level manager is scalable to a customer location or a service provider location based upon the needs of the customer. The applications mid level manager provides data normalization and integration with a mail server data flow. The application server provides persistent storage of remote services infrastructure information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Wookey, Trevor Watson, Jean Chouanard
  • Patent number: 8258663
    Abstract: An apparatus for animating a magnetically levitated object. The apparatus includes a display with an overhead housing. A magnetic levitation and oscillation assembly is included with an electromagnet in the overhead housing. A levitated object with a body in which a magnetic element is embedded is positioned proximate to the electromagnet and levitated within the display. The levitation and oscillation assembly includes a levitation actuator driving the electromagnet with a control signal to generate a levitating magnetic field. The assembly includes an oscillating signal generator that oscillates the levitating magnetic field at an oscillating frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Lanny S. Smoot, Gary W. Schnuckle
  • Patent number: 8256753
    Abstract: A multi-station machine vise that is disclosed herein that utilizes soft jaws, which are symmetrical and machineable on all four sides. The jaws being identical in size and configuration makes them interchangeable/usable on any vise station, which results in reduced operating costs. The movable jaws are precisely located and fastened to the vise utilizing a jaw carrier, which incorporates a pull-down action to eliminate jaw lift. The jaw carrier includes a downwardly positioned wedge design that engages a corresponding wedge on a slide that moves the jaw carrier and the jaw. Incorporating the pull-down mechanism into the jaw carrier disposed between and slide and the jaw allows for simplifying the design and manufacture of the jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Productivity Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Rene Teo
  • Patent number: 8257156
    Abstract: Provided are electronics chassis having air inlets with increased cross-sectional area that facilitate airflow through the chassis and thereby provide improved cooling. As electronics chassis are often stacked, it has been determined that the upper surfaces of a lower chassis may be utilized to at least partially define the air inlet of the upper chassis. In this regard, an upper portion of the lower chassis may be removed to increase the size of an air inlet. That is, portions of an upper wall and/or the top wall of a lower chassis are removed and connected by a connecting wall (e.g. a tapered and/or a chamfered wall). Likewise, the bottom wall of an upper chassis may be removed. When stacked, the air inlet of the upper chassis may be disposed above the truncated portion of the lower chassis. In such an arrangement, the size of the resulting air intake is significantly increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Younes Shabany, Hans Yum, Todd Collis, Steve Bisbikis, Steve Koo, Kieran Miller
  • Patent number: 8250797
    Abstract: A wearable band with an adjustable size or length. The band includes a first band element with a body extending from a first to a second end, and the body may include a recessed surface or other receiving portion. The wearable band further includes a second band element or slidable extension with a body extending from a first to a second end. To provide user-selectable sizing, the second band element may be selectively positioned by sliding within the receiving portion of the first band element body so as to extend inward a desired engagement depth from the second end of the first band element body. A portion of the second band element body extends outward from the opening of first band element body such that this extending portion and a length of the first band element body combine to define an overall length of the wearable band assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: John M. Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, John David Worrall, Maximillian Philip Burton, Carson Lau, Adam D. Leonards
  • Patent number: 8255361
    Abstract: A method and system of validating a differential update to a computer system. One method includes comparing a list of files in a new computer system image with a list of files in a former computer system image to construct a manifest list of files comprising a subset of the new computer system images and the former computer system images. The method further includes associating information with the manifest list to facilitate determining whether a differential update comprising differences between the new computer system image and the former computer system image is valid. The method also includes comparing a list of files in a computer system to receive the differential update against the manifest list of files and using the associated information to determine if the differential update is valid for the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventor: Vassili Igouchkine
  • Patent number: 8250796
    Abstract: A wearable band with an adjustable size or length and with an interchangeable identification (ID) element. The band includes a first band element with a recessed surface for receiving and retaining the identification element such as with its included ID module extending through a hole in the first band element body. To allow user sizing, the wearable band includes a second band element with a planar body extending from a first to a second end. The second band element body is greater in length than the first band element body and includes a hole for receiving the first band element body. The band includes a coupling mechanism that detachably connects an outer sidewall of the first band element body to the inner sidewall of the second band element body, e.g., to allow the two band elements to be selectively disconnected and reassembled without tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: John M. Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, John David Worrall, Maximillian Philip Burton, Carson Lau, Adam D. Leonards
  • Patent number: 8253780
    Abstract: An image display system for displaying interlaced images to achieve three dimensional effects. The system includes a user electronic device, such as a computer or television, with a display with a faceplate. The electronic device operates the display to generate an image that includes an interlaced portion at an inner display surface or location at an internal offset distance from an outer surface of the faceplate. The image display system includes a lens array with lenticules configured to focus through the lens array material, through an air gap, and into the faceplate the internal offset distance rather than simply on the back of the lens array. The display system may also include a mounting mechanism for selectively positioning the lens array relative to the faceplate to adjust the size of the air gap so as to focus the lens array onto the image being displayed within the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Genie Lens Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Raymond, Howard G. Lange, William K. Seifert
  • Patent number: 8255680
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing layer-independent secure network communication is provided. According to an embodiment of the invention, a transmission medium is provided between a first network node and a second network node. Both the first network node and the second network node support at least one common communication protocol. A Java output stream is established between a first process executing on the first network node and the transmission medium. Also, a Java input stream is established between a second process executing on the second multi-layered node and the transmission medium. Data to be transmitted from the first process to the second process is encrypted by the first process and written to the Java output stream. The data is transmitted to the second network node. Then the data is read from the Java input stream by the second process and decrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventor: Li Gong
  • Patent number: 8250562
    Abstract: A thin-client device having an application program obtains a copy of an application update having an update barrier level via a network. The thin-client device receives a set of configuration parameters from a configuration server via the network and sets the barrier level value to a value specified by the set of configuration parameters. Alternatively, the thin-client device retrieves a default barrier level value stored in the thin-client device. If the set of configuration parameters does not specify a barrier level value, the barrier level value is set to the default barrier level value. The thin-client device compares the update barrier level to a barrier level value corresponding to a minimum application version necessary to maintain support for a critical feature. If the update barrier level is greater than or equal to the barrier level value, the thin-client device updates its application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Raja Doraisamy
  • Patent number: 8248523
    Abstract: A disclosed method of manufacturing a camera module includes providing an image capture device, providing an electronic component, providing a flexible circuit substrate, mounting the image capture device on a first portion of the flexible circuit substrate, mounting the electronic component on the second portion of the flexible circuit substrate, and positioning the second portion above the first portion. The method further includes providing a chip carrier including a bottom surface defining a cavity and a top surface adapted to receive the image capture device and positioning the chip carrier between the image capture device and the flexible circuit substrate. The method further includes mounting a second electronic component within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Albert John Y. Chua, Abhijit Limaye