Patents Represented by Attorney Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner P.A.
  • Patent number: 8347048
    Abstract: A system and method provide for a reception of data at a computer processor. The data relates to a dataset in a computer system. The computer processor calculates a weight for the dataset as a function of the data, and the processor executes an action on the dataset as a function of the weight. In an embodiment, the action is a backup of data on the computer system, and through recalculation of the weight over a period of time, the backup schedule, backup media, and other parameters are altered based on the changing weight for a dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventor: Siva Sai Prasad Palagummi
  • Patent number: 8343862
    Abstract: Embodiments discussed herein relate to processes of producing a field stop zone within a semiconductor substrate by implanting dopant atoms into the substrate to form a field stop zone between a channel region and a surface of the substrate, at least some of the dopant atoms having energy levels of at least 0.15 eV below the energy level of the conduction band edge of semiconductor substrate; and laser annealing the field stop zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Schulze, Frank Pfirsch, Stephan Voss, Franz-Josef Niedernostheide
  • Patent number: 8343155
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a method for reducing a bone fracture and an apparatus such as a cable button for use with a bone plate, the cable button including cable button threads, a plurality of cable button apertures, a hex socket, and a hex opening. The present disclosure also includes a method for reducing a bone fracture and an apparatus such as a cable button for use with a bone plate, the cable button including a plurality of legs, where a leg includes a protrusion, where the protrusion engages the bone plate, and the cable button defines at least one cable button aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Larabeth Gladys Fisher, Michael Joseph LaLonde, Michael Kent Keith
  • Patent number: 8345660
    Abstract: A set sleep period is coordinated among a plurality of mesh network nodes to conserve power. A controller is synchronized with an existing wireless mesh network by sending a network synchronization signal from the controller indicating that sleep timing information is lost, and receiving a reply from one or more wireless mesh network nodes within the existing wireless mesh network comprising sleep timing information for the wireless mesh network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Digi International Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Filoso, Jay Douglas George
  • Patent number: 8343764
    Abstract: Transgenic seed for crops with improved traits are provided by trait-improving recombinant DNA in the nucleus of cells of the seed where plants grown from such transgenic seed exhibit one or more improved traits as compared to a control plant. The present invention provides recombinant DNA molecules for expression of a protein, including a recombinant DNA molecule for expression of a glutamine synthetase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abad, Marie A. Coffin, Barry S. Goldman
  • Patent number: 8342944
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a wagering game system includes at least one wagering game computer program operative on the wagering game platform to detect a wager. A persistent state manager software component is operative to read or write persistent state data to and from the wagering game computer program and persistent state media. In one embodiment, the persistent state media is a bar-coded ticket, and in another embodiment an electronic data storage device such as a RFID device. A messaging system allows persistent state media devices to interact with the wagering game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: WMS Gaming Inc.
    Inventors: Mark B. Gagner, Jim Motyl, James M. Rasmussen, Craig J. Sylla
  • Patent number: 8346350
    Abstract: Detected changes in atrial activation can be used to discriminate between hemodynamically stable and hemodynamically unstable tachyarrhythmias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Li, Arjun Sharma
  • Patent number: 8346961
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using routing protocol extensions to improve spoke to spoke communication in a computer network are disclosed. Embodiments provide systems and methods to establish a tunnel between a first spoke and a hub, exchange routing information between the first spoke and the hub using a routing protocol, extend the routing protocol and an associated database to include next hop mapping information, and establish a tunnel between the first spoke and a second spoke according to information in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajiv Asati, Mohamed Khalid, Alvaro Enrique Retana, Donnie Van Savage, Pratima Pramod Sethi
  • Patent number: 8347230
    Abstract: A novel method for graphically organizing and displaying multiple pages of internet content based on how the page was accessed. Pages are determined to be indirectly accessed if they were accessed via a hypertext link or a trail of hypertext links. Pages are determined to be directly accessed if accessed via other means, such as a bookmark or via Uniform Resource Locator (URL). Page groupings are created for each directly accessed page, and each indirectly accessed page is categorized into a grouping associated with a directly accessed page containing a link through which the indirectly accessed page was accessed. The web pages are presented to the user in an interface that is a graphical representation of the page groupings, wherein a user selects a page to view by first selecting the page's page grouping and then selecting the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Decker, John W. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8346520
    Abstract: Methods and systems to dynamically configure a process model based on process execution context are described. In one example embodiment, a system to dynamically configure a process model can include a context engine, a rules engine, and a business process engine. The context engine can maintain context information related to an executable business process model. The context information is dynamically extensible during execution of the executable business process model. The rules engine can obtain a relevant context form the context information. The relevant context can be associated with a step and a rule to control the step within the executable business process model. The business process engine can execute the executable business process model and can dynamically configure the executable business process model during execution based on application of the relevant context by the rules engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Ruopeng Lu, Christian Janiesch, Kai Stettner
  • 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: 8346796
    Abstract: A system for searching property listings based on location may include storing, in a database of a mobile electronic device, a set of property listing entries, wherein a property listing entry includes an identification data field and a location coordinate data field. A property searching application may be executed on a processor of the mobile electronic device, wherein executing the property searching application includes multiple operations. Updated property listing entries may be received from a listing server. The set of property listing entries may be transformed based on the updated property listings. A search area may be determined. The database may be queried to retrieve one or more property listing entries from the set of property listing entries based on a comparison between the search area and the location coordinate data fields of the property listing entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: MobileRealtyApps.com, LLC
    Inventor: Aaron Kardell
  • 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: 8346579
    Abstract: A recurring automatic payment date may be set for an insurance policy premium based on customer preference. A server may receive a customer-specified day of a month and/or a request for bimonthly withdrawals, such as may be entered via a user interface on an insurance company webpage. The customer specified day(s) may be analyzed against data associated with the insurance policies to determine whether the day is disallowed. The day may be disallowed, for example, because it would result in falling behind an earned premium curve and thereby require a double bill or short bill to stay ahead of the earned premium curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventors: Alex Solis, Jeff Dennes, Carl G. Loyd
  • Patent number: 8347291
    Abstract: A system and method for interaction with a remote server is described. Using an enterprise scheduler, jobs and other tasks may be scheduled on a remote server. Typically, the enterprise scheduler and remote server communicate through an API which serves as an interpreter between them. A Java API is used when the remote server utilizes Java technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Dirk S. Marwinski
  • Patent number: 8342841
    Abstract: A storage device is provided for holding bone implant surgery articles. The storage device includes a body defining a plurality of openings capable of holding at least one rotatable drill bit that may be mounted on a drill and used to form a bore in bone and at least one implant container that holds an implant capable of being placed in the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Zimmer Dental, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyson Vogel, Charles Howlett, Mojtaba Esfahni
  • Patent number: 8344410
    Abstract: Discrete flexible pixel elements are hermetically sealed from the environment and comprise unitary, self-contained replaceable modules which enable efficient, economical production of large scale, free-form electronic displays, signs and lighting effects for outdoor use. The method and means for producing hermetically sealed discrete flexible pixel elements include encapsulation means, exterior casement means, and cable connector means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett D. Wendler, Eric S. Bravek, Erich J. Grebel
  • Patent number: 8345046
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method, computer program and device for automatically adding shadows to objects (2; 20) in a computer-generated scene (1). This is performed by calculating a first three dimensional [3D] position for a shadow object 5 (5; 50) based on a 3D position of a first original object (2; 20) and a 3D position of a first light source (3; 30), and adding a shadow object (5; 50) to said scene (1) at said first 3D position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Trapcode AB
    Inventor: Peder Norrby
  • Patent number: 8343755
    Abstract: The invention relates to sensors for detecting chemical and biological material and for chemical actuation. In particular, the sensors of the present invention incorporates membranes or beams that are deformable in the presence of chemical adsorption on its surface. The sensor of the present invention contains a polymeric membrane or beam (102) that is clamped at least at two opposing ends (104) and (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: Matthew R. Begley, James P. Landers, Jerome P. Ferrance, Ling Huang, Michael H. Jones, Marcel Utz, Scott Barker
  • Patent number: 8347322
    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: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Brown, M. Ian Graham, Shantanu Talapatra, Scott Dale