Patents Represented by Attorney Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner P.A.
  • Patent number: 8344491
    Abstract: A multi-die building block for a stacked-die package is described. The multi-die building block includes a flex tape having a first surface and a second surface, each surface including a plurality of electrical traces. A first die is coupled, through a first plurality of interconnects, to the plurality of electrical traces of the first surface of the flex tape. A second die is coupled, through a second plurality of interconnects, to the plurality of electrical traces of the second surface of the flex tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravikumar Adimula, Myung Jin Yim
  • 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: 8346358
    Abstract: A pacemaker is disclosed which reestablishes or keeps the physiological electric conduction of the heart and a method of application. The pacemaker is a pulse generator, it has a ventricular output including at least two superimposed monopolar pulsewaves of reversed polarity between each other, with programmable configuration, with respect to a neutral which can be the pacemaker's metallic box or a third electrode in the case of a tripolar catheter. The catheter can have a deflectable sheath, with an electrode on its distal tip. The invention consists of a new pacemaker, and a method of application in the right ventricular septum, being able to use in order to facilitate the implantation and to avoid the connection and the disconnection, a sheath to check a proper place and then screw the catheter in said place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Felipe Ortega, Alberto German Giniger
  • 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: 8346622
    Abstract: Various embodiments include systems and methods for providing communication among a plurality of users with complementary requirements in an electronic network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Naresh Shetty
  • Patent number: 8346992
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a message generated by a downstream device is received at upstream device. The message may, for example, be received via a peripheral interface and may not require a response. It may then be determined that an error is associated with the message, and an alert message may be sent from the upstream device to the downstream device via the peripheral interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajai K. Singh, David Puffer
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 8337217
    Abstract: In an example, an apparatus, such as a header pin, includes an insulator and a first pin disposed at least partially within the insulator. The first pin includes a first portion configured to electrically couple to a circuit board. A second portion is configured to releasably engage a pin of a surface mount module. The second portion includes a retention feature configured to selectively retain the second portion in engagement with the pin of the surface mount module. The second portion is movable between a first position and a second position, wherein the second portion is biased toward the first position. The second portion is movable to the second position to allow the pin of the surface mount module to pass by the retention feature. The second portion is configured to move back toward the first position to engage the pin of the surface mount module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Digi International Inc.
    Inventor: John Clark Roberts
  • Patent number: 8341400
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are described wherein, in one example embodiment, a public key certificate issued by a certificate authority includes at least one characteristic that conforms to at least one rule established for the operation of a public key infrastructure. An attribute certificate is issued to be used to modify the public key certificate in accordance with information contained in the attribute certificate to create a modified public key certificate wherein the at least one characteristic is modified so as to be non-conformant with the at least one rule. According to one example embodiment, the attribute certificates may be distributed by a certificate authority, or embedded in an application that includes an engine that is used to modify the conforming public key certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Sunil Agrawal, Andrei Sheretov
  • Patent number: 8341111
    Abstract: In some example embodiments, a system and method are illustrated as including receive pattern data that includes transaction data relating to transactions between persons. Next, the system and method may include building at least one secondary network based upon the pattern data. Additionally, the system and method may include displaying the at least one secondary network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Dhanurjay A. S. Patil, Grahame Andrew Jastrebski, Allison E. Miller, Chris Riccomini
  • Patent number: 8341542
    Abstract: To allow users to compensate for different and dynamically changing lighting conditions, the present invention introduces a graphical user interface shading system. The graphical user interface shading system provides a very simple intuitive interface to the user. In one embodiment, the user is presented with an adjustable user interface widget such as a slider that allows the user to select any shading setting along a shading continuum. The graphical user interface shading system reacts to the users control by adjusting a number of different graphical user interface elements in response to the new shading setting. In one embodiment, the graphical user interface shading system adjusts singled colored areas with a linear interpolation, text with a font color selection, icons with an icon bitmap selection, textured areas with a texture blend, and decals with a decal blend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Brody, Tim Wasko, Robert Kondrk
  • 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: 8336369
    Abstract: A leak detection method for an air bed having an air chamber comprises adjusting the air chamber to a predetermined pressure level, sensing a first pressure value of the air chamber after a first time interval, sensing a second pressure value of the air chamber after a second time interval, determining a pressure change in the air chamber, detecting whether the air chamber is leaking by comparing the pressure change with a second pressure value, and displaying a leak detection indicator. In one embodiment, the second pressure value is a pressure change in a second air chamber. In another embodiment, the second pressure value is an expected pressure change of the air chamber that is calculated based upon changes in ambient temperature and barometric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Select Comfort Corporation
    Inventor: Paul James Mahoney
  • Patent number: 8339827
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems may include an interface chip, a first memory die having at least one memory array disposed on the interface chip, and a second memory die having at least one memory array disposed on the first memory die. The first memory die can include a plurality of vias configure allow a first plurality of through wafer interconnects (TWIs) to couple the interface chip with the second memory die, and the interface chip can be configured to communicatively couple the first memory die and the second memory die. Other apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Joe M. Jeddeloh
  • 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