Patents Represented by Attorney Patterson, Thuente, Christensen, Pedersen, P.A.
  • Patent number: 8350890
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus of wireless video transceiving based on a multi-carrier technique. The method comprises the following steps: image information in a video GOP are separated and a sequential relationship between individual image information is recorded; general image information and important image information are treated discriminatingly in a video transmission process according to the degree of importance of different image information, in order to improve a transmission quality of the important image information; after the image information is received by a receiving end, the image information is recombined into the video GOP according to the sequential relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Jun Ren
  • Patent number: 8346399
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a bolus of a medical agent to a patient. The apparatus comprises a pump mechanism, a data input device, and a processor in data communication with the keypad and arranged to control the pump mechanism. The processor is programmed to receive data specifying a bolus amount through the data port, receive data regarding duration through the data port, receive a percentage through the data port, the percentage defining a portion of the bolus amount to deliver immediately upon executing a deliver command and a remainder of the bolus amount to deliver over the duration upon executing a deliver command, and execute the deliver command thereby controlling the pump mechanism to deliver the bolus. Also a method of temporarily adjusting the delivery rate of an infusion pump. The infusion pump is programmed to deliver a basal rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Blomquist
  • Patent number: 8345468
    Abstract: A capacity and density enhancement circuit for a sub-threshold memory unit array which can decrease the drain current in the bit lines and enhance the pull-up capability of memory cells. The capacity and density enhancement circuit is composed of a first enhancement transistor, a second enhancement transistor, a first mask transmission gate, a second mask transmission gate, a first logic memory capacitor and a second logic memory capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Southeast University
    Inventors: Jie Li, Na Bai, Ming Ling, Aiguo Bu, Chao Wang, Chen Hu
  • Patent number: 8342185
    Abstract: The present document describes a twin-chamber humidifying tube that permits an even spread of moisture on each side of a cigar for up to six months without drying out thanks to the twin chamber system in the tube. The present invention also allows the recovery of dried cigars. Apart from the humidifying role, the invention provides an advertising opportunity since cigars stored in it can be viewed from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Nelson Alfonso Egued
  • Patent number: 8341800
    Abstract: A break-away wiper arm assembly which allows a vehicle escape window to be opened rapidly without any delays or undue forces to impede the escape of the vehicle crew. The invention uses a two piece coupling held together using a retaining ring. As the window is pushed open, the window frame pushes against the wiper arm which overcomes the retaining ring retention force allowing the wiper arm to break away, clearing the area in front of the window for free motion of the window and the unimpeded exit of vehicle occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: BAE Systems Land & Armaments L. P.
    Inventors: Gary Lee Antonich, John Francis Revolinski
  • Patent number: 8336491
    Abstract: An injector for injecting at least one substance into eggs, comprising an injection body that can be moved between a raised position and an injection position, and equipped with an injection conduit, an injection needle, a guiding and protection tube of the needle subject to elastic stress by elastic means to an idle position and capable of being moved towards a retracted position by pressing its distal end against an egg when the injector is in the injection position. The injector is equipped with control means for controlling the supply of said injection conduit with at least one substance, said tube cooperating with said control means to disable the supply of said injection conduit when said tube is in the idle position and to enable the supply of said conduit when said tube is in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ceva Sante Animale
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Yvin, Michaël Nadreau, Ephrem Adjanohoun
  • Patent number: 8340006
    Abstract: A method and system for transmitting data in a wireless communications system using multiple transmit antennas. The method comprises the steps of receiving a plurality of data sequences, each assigned with a priority level; encoding each of said plurality of data sequences in accordance with the assigned priority level to form a plurality of coded data sequences, the coded data sequences comprising systematic data and parity data; interleaving said plurality of coded data sequences to form a plurality of interleaved data sequences; multiplexing said plurality of interleaved data sequences to form a plurality of multiplexed data sequences; and mapping said plurality of multiplexed data sequences to form a plurality of mapped data sequences for subsequent transmission of said mapped data sequences from said multiple transmit antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Qian Yu, Hiramatsu Katsuhiko, Ping Luo
  • Patent number: 8336620
    Abstract: A method for determining integrity of annular seals in wellbores. In an embodiment, two wellbores are selected that extend through a common geological formation which is capable of sealing against casing sections located in the wellbores. A pressure test is typically carried out in a first of the wellbores to check that the formation provides an effective seal, and a logging tool is typically run to obtain well log data from which can be derived a characteristic response that is associated with the formation providing an effective annular seal around the casing section in the first wellbore. A logging tool may then be run in the second of the wellbores to obtain a second set of well log data, which are comparable with the characteristic response to determine whether the formation provides an effective annular seal in the second wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Statoil ASA
    Inventors: Stephen Mark Williams, Truls Carlsen, Kevin Constable
  • Patent number: 8337687
    Abstract: A structured chromium solids particles layer with a network of cracks in which solids particles are embedded, wherein the crack density is 10-250 per mm, the particle size of the solids particles lies in the range of from 0.01-10 ?m, the proportion of solids particles in the overall layer is 1-30 vol.-% and the chromium solids particles layer has a microstructure with depressions in the surface of the layer, wherein the proportion of the surface area accounted for by the depressions is 5-80%. A method for producing the structured chromium solids particles layer on a workpiece includes introducing the workpiece into an electrolyte containing a Cr(VI) compound and electrolytically depositing a chromium layer at a current density of 20-100 A/dm2 and a current yield of 12% or less and then reversing the current direction wherein the solid particles are embedded within the network of cracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Rudolf Linde, Stefan Duerdoth
  • Patent number: 8340402
    Abstract: A device for detecting a plant includes a two-dimensional camera for detecting a two-dimensional image of a plant leaf having a high two-dimensional resolution, and a three-dimensional camera for detecting a three-dimensional image of the plant leaf having a high three-dimensional resolution. The two-dimensional camera is a conventional high-resolution color camera, for example, and the three-dimensional camera is a TOF camera, for example. A processor for merging the two-dimensional image and the three-dimensional image creates a three-dimensional result representation having a higher resolution than the three-dimensional image of the 3D camera, which may include, among other things, the border of a leaf. The three-dimensional result representation serves to characterize a plant leaf, such as to calculate the surface area of the leaf, the alignment of the leaf, or serves to identify the leaf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Peter Schmitt, Franz Uhrmann, Oliver Scholz, Guenther Kostka, Ralf Goldstein, Lars Seifert
  • Patent number: 8336358
    Abstract: A wire stretching device for applying a drag force onto a wire wound around an object is provided. The wire stretching device comprises a primary platform, a first sub-platform, a second sub-platform and a driving device. The primary platform comprises a plate, a fixed stick and a track, wherein the fixed stick and the track are disposed on a surface of the plate, and the fixed stick has a first fixing device for fixing a first end of the wire. The object is fixed on a first stage of the first sub-platform, and a second fixing device is disposed on a second stage of the second sub-platform for fixing the second end of the wire. The second sub-platform is moved by the driving device for adjusting the tension of the wire. The first sub-platform is passively moved along the track corresponding to the tension of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Yao-Chou Tsai, Kai-Cheng Chuang, Sung-Hui Huang, Tzu-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 8335429
    Abstract: Apparatus for connecting telecommunications equipment of premises to a telecommunications network, the apparatus comprising a first module associated with the telecommunications equipment, a second module associated with the telecommunications network, the first module connectable to the second module by a telecommunications link, and access means permitting access to only one of either the first module or the second module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Malcolm D Campbell
  • Patent number: 8333094
    Abstract: In an arrangement for bending tubular workpieces, in which a workpiece is supplied to a bending head for bending and is supported from the inside during the bending process in the bending region by means of a mandrel introduced into the workpiece, with the mandrel comprising a mandrel element and a traveler, sitting movably in the workpiece and the traveler being longitudinally displaceable in the workpiece by means of a feed device (14), the traveler is produced from a magnetizable material and the feed device comprises a magnetic device which is applied to a position corresponding to the position of the traveler outside of the workpiece, with a positive magnetic engagement being formed between the magnetic device and the traveler, with the traveler being displaceable in the workpiece via the magnetic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Wafios Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jürgen Wolf
  • Patent number: 8333350
    Abstract: A low profile double impedance bond for placement between a pair of rails and for electrical connection to opposite sides of a pair of insulated breaks on the pair of rails, the impedance bond comprising a rectangular enclosure attachable to ties supporting the pair of rails, the enclosure having a pair of ends and a pair of sides, each side for alignment parallel to one of the rails, the impedance bond having four coils each formed of a strip of copper foil with two ends wound in a spiral configuration about a core, the impedance bond having a terminal connection array formed of a plurality of copper conductors, the conductors, cores, and coils are arranged in a low profile manner on a single platform allowing quick installation inbetween rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Mag-Con Engineering
    Inventor: Dennis Sando
  • Patent number: 8335571
    Abstract: An inductive element adapted for use in implantable intravascular devices (IIDs) having an elongate form factor with a cross-section. The inductive element includes a core that has an outer surface contour that corresponds to the form factor. A set of elongate, or oblong, windings are situated lengthwise along the major length dimension of the inductive element. The windings are also situated to direct a magnetic field along a radial direction in relation to the elongate form factor. In one embodiment the form factor is generally cylindrical and the cross-section is generally round.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Synecor, LLC.
    Inventors: Udai Singh, Stephen C. Masson
  • Patent number: 8327952
    Abstract: A self-contained system for drilling a drainhole laterally to a wellbore that includes a drill head with a tool for boring a drainhole and a self-propelled device for advancing the head into the drainhole during boring; a relay unit lowered into the wellbore, arranged to position the drill head against the sidewall of the wellbore in order to initiate the boring of the drainhole laterally to the wellbore; a cable for supplying electric power to the drill head, reeled out from the relay unit; and a mechanical system for removing cuttings from the drainhole during boring, the debris removed falling downhole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Total SA
    Inventors: Christophe Amadei, Emmanuel Derbez
  • Patent number: 8331890
    Abstract: A FM receiver comprises an IF filter, a demodulator and a decoder. The IF filter generates an RSSI and a FM modulated signal in response to a FM signal. The demodulator comprises a duty-to-voltage amplifier for amplifying a peak of a MPX signal. The duty-to-voltage amplifier comprises a current source, a switch and a current splitter. The current source generates a current. The switch controls a flow of the first current in response to a PWM signal. The current splitter splits the flow of the current into a sub-flow in response to the RSSI. The peak of the MPX signal is proportional to the sub-flow. The decoder receives the MPX signal to generate an audio signal to play sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Hsiang-Hui Chang, Chieh Hung Chen
  • Patent number: D672600
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: National Presto Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael R. Berge
  • Patent number: D673020
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: P.C. Cox Limited
    Inventor: Richard Brummitt
  • Patent number: D673853
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: John Burns, Mark V. Smith, Eric S. Olson, Russ V. Raschke, Michael S. Adams