Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Olson & Bear LLP
  • 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: 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: 8350352
    Abstract: A bipolar transistor comprising an emitter region, a base region and a collector region, and a guard region spaced from and surrounding the base. The guard region can be formed in the same steps that form the base, and can serve to spread out the depletion layer in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: William Allan Lane, Andrew David Bain, Derek Frederick Bowers, Paul Malachy Daly, Anne Maria Deignan, Michael Thomas Dunbar, Patrick Martin McGuinness, Bernard Patrick Stenson
  • 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: 8350042
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds and methods of synthesis of Formula I for the development of antiviral drugs for the treatment of HCV infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Thomas C. Hermann, Maia Carnevali
  • Patent number: 8352635
    Abstract: A method includes, in a network of interconnected computer system nodes, receiving a request from a source system to store data, directing the data to a computer memory in conjunction with its geolocation, geolocation enabling selecting nodes that are proximate to each other or a user to increase speed and efficiency, and continuously forwarding the data from one computer memory to another computer memory in the network of interconnected computer system nodes in conjunction with their geolocations without storing on any physical storage device in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tajitshu Transfer Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Patent number: 8350978
    Abstract: An LCD includes: a first substrate; first, second, and third gate lines extending along a first direction, formed over the first substrate and being parallel with each other; data lines insulated from the first gate line, the second gate line, and the third gate line and extending along a second direction that intersects the first direction; first, second, and third thin film transistors connected with the first gate lines, the second gate line, the third gate line, respectively and connected with the data lines; a passivation layer covering the first thin film transistor, the second thin film transistor, and the third thin film transistor; and first, second, and third pixel electrodes formed over the passivation layer and connected with the first thin film transistor, the second thin film transistor, and the third thin film transistor, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seok-Je Seong, Ji-Eun Lee
  • Patent number: 8345518
    Abstract: High density-information storage is accomplished by the use of novel, near-field optical devices in combination with high-density storage media. The near-field optical devices are configured to focus light to nanoscale spot sizes and may employ negative index of refraction materials for focusing. The high-density storage media may include protein-based storage media, such as photochromic proteins, and high-coercivity magnetic storage media. Light energy provided the optical devices may enable exposed protein molecules to transition between stable molecular states that may be distinguished on the basis of their respective spectral maxima. Light energy provided by the optical device may also be used to heat localized regions of magnetic media to a selected temperature, effecting local changes in coercivity of the magnetic media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Sakhrat Khizroev, Rabee Ikkawi, Nissim Amos, Roman Chomko, Alexander Balandin
  • Patent number: 8346263
    Abstract: A method, system and memory are provided for enabling interoperability. A communication session between different communication systems, such as radio systems, operating using different protocols is initiated by receiving a scenario identifier from one of the user devices. An interoperability server receives the scenario identifier and accesses interoperability data to obtain the connection information corresponding the scenario matching the scenario identifier. The data includes scenarios for communication sessions and the connections required for each scenario. Once the interoperability server obtains the connection information, the communication session is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cassidian Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre Olivier, Douglas Gordon Roberts
  • Patent number: 8342681
    Abstract: Computer eyewear for reducing the effects of Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). In one embodiment, the eyewear comprises a frame and two lenses. In some embodiments, the frame and lenses have a wrap-around design to reduce air flow in the vicinity of the eyes. The lenses can have optical power in the range of approximately +0.5 to +2.5 diopters for reducing accommodation demands on a user's eyes when using a computer. The lenses can also include prismatic power for reducing convergence demand on a user's eyes when sitting at a computer. The lenses can also include a partially transmissive mirror coating, tinting, and anti-reflective coatings. In one embodiment, a partially transmissive mirror coating or tinting spectrally filters light to remove spectral peaks in fluorescent or incandescent lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Gunnar Optiks, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Croft, Matthew Michelsen, Robert Joyce
  • Patent number: 8344096
    Abstract: The phosphorus-containing polycarbonate polyol disclosed herein has a structural unit (I) represented by a formula: —OCOO— and a structural unit (II) represented by a residue A, wherein A denotes a n-valent residue in which n of alcoholic hydroxyl groups are removed from a phosphorus compound having at least n of alcoholic hydroxyl groups, in which n is an integer of 2 or larger, and wherein a terminal group of the polyol is a alcoholic hydroxyl group. The novel phosphorus-containing polycarbonate polyol, as a reactive flame-retardant agent, can provide flame-retardant properties easily to polyurethane or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Takasawa, Kosuke Fujiyama, Masahiro Naiki, Masahiko Watanabe, Yasuhiro Kawachi
  • Patent number: 8346330
    Abstract: A reflection-detector sensor position indicator comprises emitters that transmit light having a plurality of wavelengths. A detector outputs a sensor signal. At least one reflection detector outputs at least one sensor position signal. An attachment assembly attaches the emitters, the detector and the reflection detector onto a tissue site. A sensor-on condition indicates that the attachment assembly has positioned the emitters generally centered over a fingernail, the detector on a fingertip opposite the fingernail and the reflection detector over the fingernail. The sensor signal, in the sensor-on condition, is at least substantially responsive to the emitter transmitted light after attenuation by pulsatile blood flow perfused within a fingernail bed underneath the fingernail. The sensor position signal, in the sensor-on condition, is at least substantially responsive to the emitter transmitted light after reflection off of the fingernail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventor: Marcelo Lamego
  • Patent number: 8344470
    Abstract: Embodiments of MEMS devices comprise a conductive movable layer spaced apart from a conductive fixed layer by a gap, and supported by rigid support structures, or rivets, overlying depressions in the conductive movable layer, or by posts underlying depressions in the conductive movable layer. In certain embodiments, both rivets and posts may be used. In certain embodiments, these support structures are formed from rigid inorganic materials, such as metals or oxides. In certain embodiments, etch barriers may also be deposited to facilitate the use of materials in the formation of support structures which are not selectively etchable with respect to other components within the MEMS device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Sampsell, Clarence Chui, Manish Kothari, Mark W. Miles, Teruo Sasagawa, Wonsuk Chung, Ming-Hau Tung
  • Patent number: 8344364
    Abstract: Provided are a nano semiconductor sheet, a thin film transistor (TFT) using the nano semiconductor sheet, and a flat panel display using nano semiconductor sheet. The nano semiconductor sheet has excellent characteristics, can be manufactured at room temperature, and has good flexibility. The nano semiconductor sheet includes: a first film and a second film disposed on at least one side of or inside of the first film, and includes a plurality of nano particles arranged substantially in parallel to each other. In addition, provided are a method of manufacturing a nano semiconductor sheet and methods of manufacturing a TFT and a flat panel display using the nano semiconductor sheet. The method of manufacturing a nano semiconductor sheet, includes: forming first polymer micro-fibers having a plurality of nano particles arranged substantially in parallel; preparing a first film; and arranging a plurality of the first micro-fibers on at least one side of or inside of the first film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Min Lee, Nam-Choul Yang
  • Patent number: 8344565
    Abstract: An actuator arrangement for the axial displacement of an actuation member by means of a drive force which is generated by an electric machine, in particular for a shift-clutch arrangement of a multi-step gear change transmission. The actuation member is mounted axially displaceably on a rotary shaft. The electric machine has a stator fixed to a housing and a rotor which is coupled to the actuation member and is arranged coaxially with respect to the actuation member. The rotor is coupled to the actuation member with a form fit in the axial direction. Here, the rotor or the actuation member has a radial projection which engages into a radial groove of the other part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: GETRAG Getriebe- und Zahnradfabrik Hermann Hagenmeyer GmbH & Cie KG
    Inventors: Mark Schweiher, Uli Christian Blessing, Thorsten Gatzka, Ulrich Knoedel
  • Patent number: 8342999
    Abstract: A transmission having a plurality of tilting balls and opposing input and output discs provides an infinite number of speed combinations over its transmission ratio range. The transmission provides multiple powerpaths and can be combined with electrical components to provide motor/generator functionality, which reduces the overall size and complexity of the motor and transmission compared to when they are constructed separately. In one embodiment, rotatable components of a continuously variable transmission are coupled separately to an electrical rotor and to an electrical stator so that the rotor and stator rotate simultaneously in opposite directions relative to one another. In other embodiments, an electrical rotor is configured to transfer torque to or from a disc that is in contact with a plurality of speed adjusters, while an electrical stator is configured to transfer torque to a shaft that is operationally coupled to the speed adjusters via an idler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fallbrook Intellectual Property Company LLC
    Inventor: Donald C Miller
  • Patent number: 8346338
    Abstract: Systems and methods for minimizing or eliminating transient non-glucose related signal noise due to non-glucose rate limiting phenomenon such as ischemia, pH changes, temperatures changes, and the like. The system monitors a data stream from a glucose sensor and detects signal artifacts that have higher amplitude than electronic or diffusion-related system noise. The system replaces some or the entire data stream continually or intermittently including signal estimation methods that particularly address transient signal artifacts. The system is also capable of detecting the severity of the signal artifacts and selectively applying one or more signal estimation algorithm factors responsive to the severity of the signal artifacts, which includes selectively applying distinct sets of parameters to a signal estimation algorithm or selectively applying distinct signal estimation algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul V. Goode, Jr., James H. Brauker, Apurv U. Kamath, James Patrick Thrower, Victoria Carr-Brendel
  • Patent number: 8343653
    Abstract: A secondary battery according to the present invention includes a polymer cell in which insulating wing portions are provided on lead tabs and a top case assembled to the polymer cell and having an evasion portion to reduce interference with the insulating wing portions. A secondary battery can reduce interference which occurs between an insulating wing portion having an irregular shape. Further, as a result, it is possible to reduce the variance of the external dimension of an inner pack and achieve a more stable manufacturing process of the inner pack, and increase the reliability and competency of the inner pack to which the polymer cell is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Woon-Seong Baek
  • Patent number: 8343678
    Abstract: A fuel cell system including: a reformer to convert a fuel into hydrogen; a reformer chamber to contain air heated by the reformer; a fuel cell stack to convert the hydrogen into electricity; a first pump to supply an oxidant to the stack; and a second pump to supply the heated air to the stack, to preheat the stack. The system may also include a controller to control the operation of the system, such that the heated air is not supplied until it reaches a predetermined temperature, and the oxidant is not supplied and the stack is not operated, until the stack reaches a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gi-Jang Ahn, Jin-Ho Lee, Ki-Woon Kim, Seong-Jin An, Hyun Kim
  • 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