Patents Represented by Attorney Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner P.A.
  • Patent number: 8351770
    Abstract: Embodiments of an imaging station and method for repeatable alignment of images are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the imaging station includes a rotatable stage and a monostand. The rotatable stage may include a structure to support sets of handles for positioning of a subject's hands for at least some of the body poses. A camera is positioned on the monostand for capturing images of the subject and is configured to allow the camera to be repeatably positioned with respect to the rotatable stage for each body pose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Raytheon Company, Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Lawrence C. DePaula, Karleen G. Seybold, Frederick C. Mertz, Robert K. Pina, Ivans S. Chou, Clara Curiel
  • Patent number: 8350788
    Abstract: A louver panel for an electronic sign incorporating multiple spaced primary and secondary louvers extending outwardly from a configured substantially planar panel to provide direct shading of the structure adjacent to an LED, to the structure of the louver panel including the louvers and the panel, and to provide shading for all or part of an LED. Spacings of the louvers provide for regions of shade which improve contrast and which in transition between panels camouflage horizontal seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan L. Nearman, Brett D. Wendler, Eric S. Bravek, Chad N. Gloege, Matthew R. Mueller, Jason N. Harms
  • Patent number: 8352869
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-directional visual browsing on an electronic device are described. In example embodiments, a primary result and a peripheral result associated with a user of a device are determined. A display layout based on attributes associated with the primary result and the peripheral result is generated. The display layout is then rendered and displayed on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Melcher, Dane Howard
  • Patent number: 8350480
    Abstract: A plasma lamp for an electrodeless plasma lamp having a shaped dielectric waveguide body. The shaped body may have a relatively thin region containing a bulb, and a second region thicker than the first region. Microwave probes may be positioned in the second region to provide power to the waveguide body. The body may be shaped to intensify the electric field in the first region adjacent to the bulb to allow operation at a lower frequency than a solid cylindrical or rectangular waveguide body having the same volume and dielectric constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Luxim Corporation
    Inventors: Marc DeVincentis, Yian Chang, Frederick M. Espiau, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8352259
    Abstract: Frequencies from a set of audio source files are extracted and measured across the set to determine a range of each of the frequencies. Stable frequencies of the frequencies are detected based on each range and used to create a stable frequency family. An unknown recording is mapped to the stable frequency family to form an audio fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rovi Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Vladimir Askold Bogdanov
  • Patent number: 8348769
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a printed circuit board that is part of a wagering game machine. The printed circuit board includes a processor operable to execute instructions associated with a wagering game. The printed circuit board also includes a hard drive mount that includes an alignment guide and a blind mate connector for electrically coupling a hard drive to a surface mount connection on the printed circuit board. The hard drive is to store wagering game data for the wagering game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: WMS Gaming Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob C. Greenberg, Raymond E. Macika, Victor Mercado, Eleobardo Moreno
  • Patent number: 8352549
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for creating topic neighborhoods and a visualization for related topic neighborhoods in a networked system are disclosed. The apparatus in an example embodiment includes a neighborhood generator configured to receive an explicit identification of a topic for association with a neighborhood; create a neighborhood in association with the explicitly identified topic; gather neighborhood information related to the neighborhood from sources related to the topic; and provide access to the neighborhood via a neighborhood link on a webpage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Sacco, Ryan Melcher
  • Patent number: 8350525
    Abstract: Methods and systems for charging vehicles in a parking area are described. In one embodiment, a charge request may be received for a vehicle located in a parking area. The vehicle may have a power connection with a power source. An electric charge is provided through the power connection from the power source to the vehicle based on receiving the charge request. Payment is recorded for providing the electric charge based upon departure of the vehicle from the parking area. Additional methods and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Credit Lock, LLC
    Inventor: Bradley A. Handler
  • Patent number: 8351533
    Abstract: Group resource allocation techniques for IEEE 802.16m are generally presented. In this regard a method is introduced comprising generating a plurality of bitmaps to identify resource allocations and multiple input multiple output (MIMO) modes for a group of broadband wireless mobile stations, wherein each mobile station in the group is assigned a position within a user bitmap to identify whether the mobile station is allocated frame resources and wherein the position within one or more MIMO bitmap(s) to identify a MIMO mode, and transmitting the bitmaps in a group resource allocation (GRA) information element (IE) of a broadband wireless media access protocol (MAP) frame portion. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shweta Shrivastava, Rath Vannithamby
  • Patent number: 8352027
    Abstract: A cardiac rhythm management system for providing a plurality of therapy modalities. For example, the system may include a cardiac resynchronization therapy module for providing cardiac resynchronization therapy and a pacemaker module for providing bradycardia therapy, as well as a selector module coupled to the cardiac resynchronization therapy module and the bradycardia module. The selector module may select an operating mode from among a plurality of operating modes including the cardiac resynchronization therapy module and the pacemaker module. Various manual and automatic methods may be used to select the operating mode. In addition, a reversion management system may be included to assist the cardiac rhythm management system to recover in case of a disruption to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Julio Spinelli, Qingsheng Zhu, Bruce H. Kenknight, Yinghong Yu, Jiang Ding
  • Patent number: 8350915
    Abstract: A motion detector camera includes a housing, viewing electronics mounted within the housing, an IR emitter exposed on a surface of the housing, a motion detector exposed on a surface of the housing, and a controller operatively coupled to the viewing electronics, the IR emitter, and the motion detector, wherein the controller is adapted to send an activation signal to the IR emitter and to the viewing electronics when the controller receives a triggering signal from the motion detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: IP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Tim Schnell
  • Patent number: 8352478
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for providing a master data framework. The framework receives user input and automatically generates, in accordance with the input, a persistent definition of a business object type. The input can be simple declarations and need not be provided in any particular programming language. Definitions generated by the framework adhere to a same data model, regardless of the business object type they are defining. The framework allows the user to create a definition of a business object type by associating two or more definitions of other business object types. The framework provides services that can be applied, without further customization, to any definition of business object types generated by the framework. These services, for example, can be used by a calling application to instantiate business objects or to change a state of a business object instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Daniel Buchmann, Wolfgang Kalthoff, Gerd Moser, Ralf Philipp, Wolfgang Wiese
  • Patent number: 8346356
    Abstract: An implantable system which includes a gene/protein delivery device and a pulse generator, as well as method of preparing the gene/protein delivery device and using the system, are provided. In one embodiment, the implantable system detects a predetermined condition or event and, in response, delivers gene(s) and/or protein(s) in conjunction with delivering pacing and/or defibrillation pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Girouard, Jeffrey Ross
  • Patent number: 8345059
    Abstract: Methods, systems and data structures produce a rasterizer. A graphical state is detected on a machine architecture. The graphical state is used for assembling a shell rasterizer. The machine architecture is used for selecting replacement logic that replaces portions of shell logic in the shell rasterizer. The machine architecture is used for selectively inserting memory management logic into portions of the shell logic to produce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Hux, Stephen Junkins
  • Patent number: 8345597
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for detecting and geo-locating a target transmitting a CDMA or other spread-spectrum signal within an area of interest. Targets are identified by spatially-dividing the area of interest into a number of cells. First and second receiving beams are sequentially directed toward each of the cells from two or more different intercept sites. The presence of the spread-spectrum signal within each cell is identified from the signals received at each directional beam, and if the spread-spectrum signal is present in both the first and the second receiving beams, then the target can be indicated to be present within the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Richard A. Poisel
  • Patent number: 8342967
    Abstract: A player-matching mechanic selects users for an online asynchronous game where players specify moves at different times. Values from instances of the game are used to determine characteristics of the users including at least one of gameplay characteristics or chat characteristics. Users can be chosen for instances of the game by comparing values corresponding to these characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Thakkar, Michael McGary, Kevin Holme, Justin Rouse
  • Patent number: 8342164
    Abstract: A method of producing gemstones includes obtaining a plate of chemical vapor deposition formed diamond. The plate is cut into a plurality of geometrically optimized preforms. The preforms may be finished and cut into diamond gemstones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: SCIO Diamond Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Robert C. Linares, Patrick J. Doering
  • Patent number: 8346719
    Abstract: Replication techniques are presented. According to an embodiment of a method, a node of a replicated storage network is assigned to be an owner of a data block to issue write memory block commands. The network includes at least two nodes including the node assigned to be the owner. If a read memory block command is received to read the data block, a read_lock is issued for the data block, the data block is read, and the read_lock for the data block is released. If a write memory block command is received to write new data to the data block, a write_lock is issued for the data block, the data block is written and a version associated with the data block is incremented, and the write_lock for the data block is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventor: Gosukonda Naga Venkata Satya Sudhakar
  • Patent number: 8347089
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for secure messaging on mobile computing devices. The method and system provide for an indication of a security trust level associated with a security method used with an electronic message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion (TX office)
    Inventors: Neil P. Adams, Michael S. Brown, Herbert A. Little, Michael K. Brown
  • Patent number: D673753
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Lakeport Metalcraft and Welding
    Inventor: Roland Stefan Nopper