Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Olson & Bear LLP
  • Patent number: 8344377
    Abstract: Optical filter functionality is incorporated into a substrate of a display element thereby decreasing the need for a separate thin film filter and, accordingly, reducing a total thickness of a filtered display element. Filter functionality may be provided by any filter material, such as pigment materials, photoluminescent materials, and opaque material, for example. The filter material may be incorporated in the substrate at the time of creating the substrate or may be selectively diffused in the substrate through a process of masking the substrate, exposing the substrate to the filter material, and heating the substrate in order to diffuse the filter material in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Gally, William J. Cummings
  • Patent number: 8346048
    Abstract: A illumination device comprises a light guide having a first end for receiving light and configured to support propagation of light along the length of the light guide. A turning microstructure is disposed on a first side of the light guide configured to turn light incident on the first side and to direct the light out a second opposite side of the light guide, wherein the turning microstructure comprises a plurality of indentations. A cover is physically coupled to the light guide and disposed over the turning microstructure. An interlayer is between the cover and the light guide, wherein the interlayer physically couples the cover to the light guide. A plurality of open regions is between the interlayer and the plurality of indentations. Various embodiments include methods of coupling the cover to the light guide while preserving open regions between the cover and plurality of indentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ion Bita, Gang Xu, Kollengode S. Narayanan, Russell W. Gruhlke, Marek Mienko, Lai Wang
  • Patent number: 8343088
    Abstract: A device and method for treating an occluded infection collection along the digestive tract with a stent delivered to an appendix, diverticulum or other anatomical structure of the digestive tract. A device and method to remove an obstruction from an occluded infection collection along the digestive tract with an obstruction removal device delivered to an appendix, diverticulum or other anatomical structure of the digestive tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Douglas Bates, Steven F Bierman
  • Patent number: 8346932
    Abstract: Embodiments of the use case-based management system enable non-technical users to manage devices, resources, and services that are remote to the premises where their integrated system management devices, applications, or appliances are located. This permits users to subscribe to remote voice, data, and other services without having to first configure their local equipment to ensure proper acceptance of these services. The users can simply select the desired remote services in the use case-based management system, enter a minimum amount of non-technical information such as account information provided by the service provider, and enable the service. The use case-based management system automatically creates generalized system management requests and passes them externally to the proper remote service, resource, or device managers, which then translate and broker these requests into proper low-level commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sutus, Inc.
    Inventors: Phil Holland, Jeff Brace, Henk Spaay, Martin Leonard, Peter Donald Baker, Michael Sample
  • Patent number: 8345833
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to processing calls to busy telecommunications lines. In one embodiment, the presence of a subscriber accessing a computer network over a first telephone line via a first computer terminal is detected, wherein the subscriber also has a first telephone station connected to the first line. When a caller calls the first line and the first line is busy, the call is forwarded to a second telephone line associated with a call manager system. The call manager system determines when the subscriber is no longer accessing the computer network. At least partly in response to determining that the subscriber is no longer accessing the computer network, the call manager system transmits a text message to the caller, the message including the subscriber's phone number. The caller can then call back the first line using the transmitted phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Callwave Communications LLC
    Inventors: David S. Trandal, David J. Brahm
  • Patent number: 8343674
    Abstract: A fuel cell system and a method for controlling the same corrects concentration sensing values by estimating temperature according to the load amount of a stack. A control method of a fuel cell system including the steps of: measuring the load amount of loads supplied with power from a stack; estimating temperatures at the area where a concentration sensor is installed from the load amount values; producing the corrected concentrations by correcting the concentration sensing values according to the estimated temperatures; and controlling the drive of the fuel cell system according to the corrected concentrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ri-a Ju, Jin-hong An, Dong-rak Kim, Hyun Kim, Ho-jin Kweon, Young-jae Kim
  • Patent number: 8343932
    Abstract: The invention relates to the identification of a naturally occurring internal proteolytic cleavage site in the ApoA1 protein, which leads to inactivation of the mature protein. Specific modification of this cleavage site leads to a stabilised ApoA1 protein, which is beneficial for the reverse cholesterol transport. The invention therefore encompasses pharmaceutical compositions comprising a recombinant stabilised variant ApoA1 protein or rHDL particles comprising such a protein, for use in the treatment of patients having reduced HDL or hampered reverse cholesterol transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Pronota N.V.
    Inventors: Sven Eyckerman, Koen Kas, Christine Labeur
  • Patent number: 8345030
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for providing positive and negative voltages of a power supply. In one aspect, the power supply includes an inductor having a first end coupled via a source switch to a voltage source and coupled via a first plurality of output switches to a respective plurality of negative outputs and a second end coupled via a ground switch to a ground potential and coupled via a second plurality of output switches to a respective plurality of positive outputs and a controller adapted to configure the switches into at least one of multiple configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Wilhelmus Johannes Robertus Van Lier
  • Patent number: 8341993
    Abstract: A coil spring forming apparatus including a core bar 2 which rotates around an axis thereof and on which a wire material W fed from a wire material-feeding means is wound; a clamping portion 22 which rotates integrally with the core bar 2 and grips an end of the wire material W on the core bar 2; and first guide rollers 30 and second guide rollers 40 for guiding the wire material W onto the core bar 2; wherein the first guide rollers 30 and the second guide rollers 40 are provided so as to move independently from each other in parallel with the axis of the core bar 2, and a coil spring formed by the above coil spring forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Steel Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Eto
  • Patent number: 8347148
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for monitoring and managing data transactions, such as SQL transactions. In certain examples, a management subsystem generates an alert identifying degrading database transactions to facilitate preventative tuning or other maintenance. In particular, a monitor module tracks performance measurements (e.g., logical reads) of select transactions. A modeler correlates the performance measurements and assigns first performance model(s) to represent the performance measurements and predicted performance measurements of a particular transaction. A trend change module detects a significant change in a trend and/or variance of the performance measurements and can cause the modeler module to generate a second performance model to represent at least a portion of the performance measurements and the predicted performance measurements of the particular transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Quest Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Anthony Harrison, Guy le Mar
  • Patent number: 8346057
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a control block including a read control processor for reading designated content, a time information processor for processing time information. A controller returns, to a user terminal, a response signal, and information indicating a second absolute time point when an operation is executed in response to a request signal generated by the user terminal at a first absolute time point. The controller stores time difference information indicating a time difference between the first and the second absolute time points. When responding to a further request signal sent from the requester via the network, the controller sets, as tag time information, time information obtained by correcting, using the time difference information, a current relative time period for which the designated content is read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Kataoka, Hajime Aoyama
  • 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: 8343583
    Abstract: Methods and systems for depositing a film on a substrate are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes converting a non-gaseous precursor into vapor phase. Converting the precursor includes: forming a fluidized bed by flowing gas at a sufficiently high flow rate to suspend and stir a plurality of solid particles, and converting the phase of the non-gaseous precursor into vapor phase in the fluidized bed. The method also includes transferring the precursor in vapor phase through a passage; and performing deposition on one or more substrates with the transferred precursor in vapor phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ASM International N.V.
    Inventors: Gert Jan Snijders, Ivo Raaijmakers
  • Patent number: 8343422
    Abstract: A water vapor plasma generating apparatus which is able to generate water vapor plasma stably is provided. By applying the water vapor plasma generated by the apparatus to an object to be treated, a sterilization and disinfection treatment can be performed. In addition, by applying the water vapor plasma generated by the apparatus to a substance containing an oily ingredient, an antioxidative treatment can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Chokichi Sato, Hisaharu Ohki, Toshihiko Hanai, Kenkichi Sato, Kunio Sato, Akio Koga, Akira Yamamoto
  • 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: 8346608
    Abstract: A computer method and device for intercepting contracting client's sent electronic messages, scanning the message body content for key words, sending the key words to a remote central computer server which analyses the key words and enhances the message by attaching a relevant, contextual advertising tag line or image/banner/words/HTML/Flash, etc. to the electronic message, and transmitting the enhanced message to a receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Consallus Group L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jason Bosarge, Roger Little
  • Patent number: 8343738
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assay for determining a health state of a subject using a combination of detecting the presence of a virus and detecting the presence of a genomic target or marker indicative of a health state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Human Genetic Signatures Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Douglas Spencer Millar, John R. Melki, George L. Gabor Miklos
  • Patent number: 8343362
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, when forming first, second, and third stampers by transferring three-dimensional patterns of a master, a height adjusting layer having a film thickness greater on the upper surface of a projection than on the bottom surface of a recess is formed between the second stamper and a second release layer, and the surface of the third stamper is etched with an acidic solution having a pH of less than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takuya Shimada, Shinobu Sugimura, Yoshiyuki Kamata, Masatoshi Sakurai
  • 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: D673397
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Scandinavian Business Seating AS
    Inventor: Peter Opsvik