Patents Represented by Attorney Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner P.A.
  • Patent number: 8349338
    Abstract: The invention refers to a cosmetic gel product containing acrylates and to a method for manufacturing the said product. The gel comprises 0.01-80% by weight of a film-forming agent on the basis of an acrylate copolymer or acrylate derivate which agent is emulsifiable with water, 0.01-90% by weight of an aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent or a volatile silicone derivate, both of which are not miscible with water and are emulsifiable with water-based ingredients and/or with ingredients on the basis of organic solvents in the presence of an emulsifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Coty B.V.
    Inventors: Yelena Loginova, Domnica Cernasov, Ralph Macchio
  • 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: 8353028
    Abstract: A method and system to verify active content at a server system include receiving, at the server system a communication (e.g., an e-mail message or e-commerce listing) that includes active content that is to be made accessible via the server system. At the server system, the active content is rendered to generate rendered active content. The rendered active content presents a representation of information and processes to which an end user will be subject. At the server system, the rendered active content is verified as not being malicious.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Lalonde, Andrew Millard Brown, Mathew Gene Henley, Quang D. Pham, Kevin Black
  • Patent number: 8348767
    Abstract: Example systems and methods related to dynamic generation of in-game assets and in-game obstacles of an online game are presented. In an example, information describing a social network of a first player of an online game is accessed, the information identifying other players of the online game. Game account information of the other players is then accessed. The game account information of the other players identifies in-game assets of the other players. At least one of an in-game asset for the first player and an in-game obstacle to affect the first player in the online game is generated based on a mathematical function that considers the in-game assets of the other player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Amitt Mahajan, Roger F. Dickey, Carl Eric Schiermeyer, Jonathan Chang Tien
  • Patent number: 8352968
    Abstract: A server system facilitates an exchange of messages with a remote client application. The server system includes a plurality of application servers hosting a plurality of applications. A plurality of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) provides programmatic access to the plurality of applications, each of the APIs being configured to receive request messages compiled by the remote client application. First and second request messages, respectively addressed to first and second APIs of the plurality of APIs by a remote client application, each comprise at least one common data component. Further, the first request message includes a first payload specific to the first API, and the second request message includes a payload specific to the second API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Zahid N. Ahmed, Alon Cohen, Daniel Tsun Kao, Ray Tanaka, Gary Yue, Bhaven Avalani
  • 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: 8352969
    Abstract: Disclosed in one example is a method for interfacing with multiple social networks. The method includes receiving a call from a social networking service agnostic social networking application for one of a plurality of social networking functions in a first format, translating the call in the first format to a call in a second format, the second format being one of a plurality of heterogeneous social networking service application programming interface formats, and passing the call in the second format to a first social networking service by utilizing a first social networking service application programming interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Brown, M. Ian Graham, Shantanu Talapatra, Scott Dale
  • Patent number: 8352970
    Abstract: Disclosed in one example is a method for interfacing with multiple social networks. The method includes receiving a call from a social networking service agnostic social networking application for one of a plurality of social networking functions in a first format, translating the call in the first format to a call in a second format, the second format being one of a plurality of heterogeneous social networking service application programming interface formats, and passing the call in the second format to a first social networking service by utilizing a first social networking service application programming interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Brown, M. Ian Graham, Shantanu Talapatra, Scott Dale
  • Patent number: 8352029
    Abstract: A method for implementing a neural stimulation therapy mode in an implantable medical device (IMD) comprising the acts of mapping respective device states, defined by one or more timer states that include at least one neural event timer or one or more indications of one or more sensed physiologic events, to associated device actions in a stored neural table, storing an event represented as a device status word and a time stamp in a queue in response to an action input, and comparing one or more current timer states or one or more indications of one or more sensed physiologic events to a device state contained in the neural table and, if found to match, causing performance of one or more associated device actions, wherein the device actions include one or more of a neural stimulation energy delivery or a change in one or more timer states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Ternes, Doug M. Birkholz, David W. Yost, James A. Esler
  • Patent number: 8348765
    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: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Thakkar, Michael McGary, Kevin Holme, Justin Rouse
  • Patent number: 8352235
    Abstract: A method for modeling power management in an integrated circuit (IC) includes: specifying a circuit design and a power architecture for the IC, the power architecture including a plurality of power domains for specifying power levels in different portions of the IC; determining an emulation module for the IC by including one or more hardware elements for modeling the power architecture in the emulation module; and using the emulation module to simulate changing power levels in one or more power domains of the IC including a power shutoff in at least one power domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsair-Chin Lin, Bing Zhu, Platon Beletsky
  • Patent number: 8350856
    Abstract: A method to display time-variant information that includes displaying, for example, on a computer-generated user interface, a common baseline value indication (or representation) for multiple data items. The common baseline value indication represents respective baseline values for each of the multiple data items (e.g., stocks) at a first instance in time. The method includes displaying deviation indicators (or representations), relative to the common baseline value indication, for each of the multiple data items. The multiple deviation indicators represent respective deviation values, relative to respective base values, for each of the multiple data items at a second time instance. Each of the deviation indicators may further visually identify a respective deviation value as being positive or negative, relative to a related base value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Atish Nazir, James Mulholland
  • Patent number: 8346578
    Abstract: Systems and methods to process overhead imagery received from overhead image sources are described herein. Examples include accessing an aerial image including a property, determining an owner of the property, determining whether the owner of the property is eligible to be a member of a financial institution, determining whether the owner of the property has property insurance with the financial institution for the property type of the property in the aerial image, and presenting an offer for insurance to insure the property in the aerial image when the owner is determined to be eligible for the financial institution and does not already have insurance with the financial institution. Examples include accessing an aerial image of properties, determining damage estimates, and reserving resources to repair the properties based on the damage estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventors: John Chandler Hopkins, III, Michael Patrick Bueché, Jr., Andre Rene Buentello, James Philip Hillman, Bradly Jay Billman
  • Patent number: 8346360
    Abstract: Various system embodiments comprise a stimulator adapted to deliver a stimulation signal for a heart failure therapy, a number of sensors adapted to provide at least a first measurement of a heart failure status and a second measurement of the heart failure status, and a controller. The controller is connected to the stimulator and to the number of sensors. The controller is adapted to use the first and second measurements to create a heart failure status index, and control the stimulator to modulate the signal using the index. Other aspects and embodiments are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Imad Libbus, Krzysztof Z. Siejko, Marina V. Brockway, Robert J. Sweeney
  • 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: 8345550
    Abstract: A coaxial network communication node receives multimedia content with one or more other nodes in a Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) coaxial network. The node determines a delay-spread of a coaxial channel based on a probe received from a transmitting node during a link-maintenance operation (LMO) cycle. The probe is stored and reused during the LMO until the channel-shortening TEQ filter converges. The node configures a channel-shortening time-domain equalizer (TEQ) filter to effectively shorten the channel and instructs the transmitting node to shorten a length of a cyclic prefix for subsequent packet-based transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kennan Laudel, Yongfang Guo
  • Patent number: 8347376
    Abstract: Techniques for distributing a new communication key within a group virtual private network (VPN) are provided. A key distribution service determines that a new communication key for a VPN is to be distributed to members of the VPN. The new communication key is sent individually in a unique and separate message to each of the members. The key distribution service also maintains records to determine which of the members have and have not successfully received the new communication key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Weis, Shashi Sastry, Sheela Dixit Rowles
  • Patent number: 8345637
    Abstract: A wireless communications adapts its mode of operation between spatial multiplexing and non-spatial multiplexing in response to transmission-specific variables. An embodiment of a wireless communications system for transmitting information between a base transceiver station and a subscriber unit includes mode determination logic. The mode determination logic is in communication with the base transceiver station and the subscriber unit. The mode determination logic determines, in response to a received signal, if a subscriber data stream should be transmitted between the base transceiver station and the subscriber unit utilizing spatial multiplexing or non-spatial multiplexing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Heath, Rajeev Krishnamoorthy, Arogyaswami J. Paulraj, Peroor K. Sebastian
  • Patent number: 8343049
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an implantable medical device includes a controller circuit, a posture sensing circuit, and a physiological sensing circuit. The controller circuit senses a change in a physiological signal as a result of a change in posture, and generates a response as a function of that change. In another embodiment, the controller circuit identifies a heart failure condition as a function of the change in the physiological signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Hatlestad, Imad Libbus, Aaron Lewicke
  • Patent number: 8347385
    Abstract: A method for processing network traffic data includes receiving a packet, and determining whether the packet is a previously dropped packet that is being retransmitted. A method for processing network traffic content includes receiving a plurality of headers, the plurality of headers having respective first field values, and determining whether the first field values of the respective headers form a first prescribed pattern. A method for processing network traffic content includes receiving a plurality of packets, and determining an existence of a flooding attack without tracking each of the plurality of packets with a SYN bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaohong Wei, Gang Duan, Zhongqiang Chen, Bing Xie