Patents Represented by Attorney Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner P.A.
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 8336178
    Abstract: A roof panel seamer which is self-propelled and bidirectional for forming a standing seam joining two adjacent metal roof panels. Two seamers are disclosed, one for forming a 90° seam and the other for forming a 180° seam. Friction wheels, rather than gears, are used to transfer power from the main support body to the auxiliary support body of the seamer. The seamer includes five roll forming stations, the leading three of which are effective for each direction of travel. One of the roll forming stations for each direction of travel in the 90° seamer imparts a curve to the leg being bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Englert Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce E. Meyer
  • Patent number: 8341028
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for creating a computerized market for used and collectible goods by use of a plurality of low cost posting terminals and a market maker computer in a legal framework that establishes a bailee relationship and consignment contract with a purchaser of a good at the market maker computer that allows the purchaser to change the price of the good once the purchaser has purchased the good thereby to allow the purchaser to speculate on the price of collectibles in an electronic market for used goods while assuring the safe and trusted physical possession of a good with a vetted bailee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas G. Woolston
  • Patent number: 8337408
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for remote monitoring of patient cognitive function using implanted cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices and a patient management system. The method comprising: presenting a cognitive test to a patient via a user interface; receiving a result of the cognitive test using the user interface; and using the result of the cognitive test in determining a heart failure condition status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh Wariar, Robert J. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 8340008
    Abstract: A network includes a plurality of logical access entities. Each access entity includes two or more communication interfaces. The network further includes a plurality of logical node entities. Each logical node entity includes two or more communication interfaces that are configured to wirelessly communicate in a redundant manner with any of the logical access entities. In an embodiment, a communication degradation in the network is assessed, and the network is configured as a function of that assessment to provide fault tolerance within the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ramakrishna Boyina, Jagadeesh Brahmajosyula, Vinayak S. Kore, Arun V. Mahasenan, Srivastava Namburi, Amit S. Punpale
  • Patent number: 8337405
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for detecting anomalies in images according to various aspects of the present invention operate in conjunction with an optical flow system. The optical flow system may receive image data for a first image and a second image and generate flow vectors corresponding to differences between the first image and the second image. An analyzer may be coupled to the optical flow system and analyze the flow vectors to identify anomalies in the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Donald E. Waagen, Estille Whittenberger, John S. Costello
  • 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: 8339135
    Abstract: A biological detector includes a conduit for receiving a fluid containing one or more magnetic nanoparticle-labeled, biological objects to be detected and one or more permanent magnets or electromagnet for establishing a low magnetic field in which the conduit is disposed. A microcoil is disposed proximate the conduit for energization at a frequency that permits detection by NMR spectroscopy of whether the one or more magnetically-labeled biological objects is/are present in the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Laurel Sillerud, Todd M. Alam, Andrew F. McDowell
  • Patent number: 8340936
    Abstract: A system target location includes one or more sensors operable to determine a location of a target and generate a set of coordinates corresponding to the target. The system further includes a system controller operable to receive one or more sets of coordinates from the one or more sensors, generate a combined estimate of the target location, and validate that each of the sets of coordinates correspond to the same target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Timothy G. Brauer, Charles J. Pruszynski, Mark S. Svane