Patents Represented by Attorney Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner P.A.
  • 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: 8344941
    Abstract: A method of detecting motion in a load bearing member on a machine. The method includes positioning a Doppler radar detector on the machine and orienting the Doppler radar detector such that the Doppler radar detector floods the load bearing member transmitted radio frequency signals. The method further includes receiving reflected radio frequency signals from the load bearing member with an antenna and generating intermediate frequency signals based on differences between the transmitted radio frequency signals and the reflected radio frequency signals. The method further includes measuring the intermediate frequency signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Peczalski, Steve D. Huseth, Gary Richard O'Brien, Jr.
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8342867
    Abstract: Embodiments of a free-floating connector engagement and retention system are provided. In some embodiments, the system includes a slotted mounting surface, a connector carrier guide, and a connector carrier to receive a connector. The connector carrier may have two threaded holes therein. The connector carrier may be positioned between the connector carrier guide and the slotted mounting surface and may be retained by a set of threaded spring pins that pass through the threaded holes in the connector carrier. The ends of the threaded spring pins may be retained in the slots of the carrier guide and the necks of the threaded spring pins may be retained in slots of the slotted mounting surface. The connector and the connector carrier are free to move within the limits set by the slots of the slotted mounting surface and the slots of the carrier guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Timothy A. Murphy, Timothy R. Werch
  • Patent number: 8346229
    Abstract: A system and method for scheduling advertisement viewing sessions (“ad meetings”) and delivering those advertisements to a willing user. An ad meeting is scheduled by a user by creating and storing an ad meeting calendar item and sending a notification to an advertising agent. The advertising agent may select advertisements to send to the user based on the user's specified preferences, location, the time of the meeting, the time of the shopping trip, and/or other criteria. Alternatively, the advertising agent may invite users to an ad meeting by sending an invitation containing an ad meeting calendar item, or alternatively a user may share advertisements with other users by forwarding advertisements or inviting other users to an ad meeting. As an incentive to view advertisements, the user may have credits applied to their communications service provider account based on their advertisement viewing and sharing activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott
  • Patent number: 8341039
    Abstract: Playlists having media items from more than one source are described. Media items in a first library are mapped to media items from an online media item store. Media items within the playlist that can be found in the first library will be played from the first library, while media items not within the first library will be played from the online media store. By identifying media items present in both libraries and playing them only from the first library, the described method can reduce the royalties needing to be paid by the online media store. Further methods are disclosed for setting limits on the number of media items that can be shared by a second library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William Martin Bachman, Christopher J. Sanders, Timothy B. Martin
  • Patent number: 8341037
    Abstract: Playlists having media items from more than one source are described. Media items in a first library are mapped to media items from an online media item store. Media items within the playlist that can be found in the first library will be played from the first library, while media items not within the first library will be played from the online media store. By identifying media items present in both libraries and playing them only from the first library, the described method can reduce the royalties needing to be paid by the online media store. Further methods are disclosed for setting limits on the number of media items that can be shared by a second library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William Martin Bachman, Christopher J. Sanders, Timothy B. Martin
  • Patent number: 8341280
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for decoupling processing of request and response messages supporting different pluggable respective transports in a service-oriented pipeline architecture for a request-response Message Exchange Pattern (MEP) is disclosed. The method in an example embodiment includes receiving a message having coded therein information identifying a desired pluggable transport mechanism respectively for a request and a response; processing the message through a message processing pipeline; dispatching the processed message to a dispatcher; determining if the desired pluggable transport mechanism is available; activating the desired pluggable transport mechanism, if the desired pluggable transport mechanism is available; and transporting the processed message via the desired pluggable transport mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Sastry K. Malladi, Bhaven Avalani
  • Patent number: 8341567
    Abstract: A method is provided to formally verify a property of a circuit design comprising: receiving a description of at least a portion of the circuit; receiving an indication of search accuracy criteria; receiving a description of a relationship between current and voltage (I-V relationship) for one or more of devices of the circuit; converting each I-V relationship to a conservative approximation of such I-V relationship; assigning voltage labels to one or more terminals of one or more identified devices that indicate voltage relationships among the one or more terminals consistent with KVL; defining a respective current relationship among one or more respective sets of currents of the one or more of the identified devices that is consistent with KCL; searching for one or more combinations of current and voltage values that are within at least one region of each conservative approximation and that are consistent with the voltage labels and that are consistent with each respective defined current relationship; conv
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Saurabh K. Tiwary, Anubhav Gupta, Joel R. Phillips, Claudio Pinello, Radu Zlatanovici
  • Patent number: 8341186
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a method and system for configuring a smart energy network using a link key database. An energy services interface, on the smart energy network, extracts a unique identifier associated with a smart energy device from a communication with the smart energy device. The energy services interface may then use the unique identifier to receive information associated with the smart energy device from the link key database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Digi International Inc.
    Inventor: Joel K. Young
  • Patent number: 8338812
    Abstract: Variable-resistance memory material cells are contacted by vertical bottom spacer electrodes. Variable-resistance material memory spacer cells are contacted along the edge by electrodes. Processes include the formation of the bottom spacer electrodes as well as the variable-resistance material memory spacer cells. Devices include the variable-resistance memory cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Liu
  • Patent number: 8339277
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus [100] and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to transmit downhole data in a drilling fluid via fluid pressure modulation, and receive the downhole data at a fluid pulse receiver included in a conduit [104] coupled to a drill pipe downstream from a Kelly hose. Other apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Spross, Kenneth J. Bryars, Andrew J. Downing
  • Patent number: 8339276
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems, as well as methods, operate to acquire downhole data associated with a borehole casing, process a portion of the downhole data at a downhole location to provide processed data, and regulate surface motor power received at a motor downhole. The surface motor power is filtered and the processed data is transmitted to a surface location on a monoconductor that also carries the surface motor power. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Batakrishna Mandal, Clovis Bonavides, Carl Dodge, Syed Ali, Alberto Quintero
  • Patent number: D673753
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Lakeport Metalcraft and Welding
    Inventor: Roland Stefan Nopper