Patents Represented by Attorney Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner P.A.
  • Patent number: 8340747
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator or pacemaker whose standard circuitry is used to trend a physiological cardiac parameter using intra-cardiac impedance measurements. The trend information may be used to predict the onset of a sudden cardiac death (SCD) event. By being able to predict the onset of an SCD event, patients and their physicians may be forewarned of a life-threatening event allowing them to respond accordingly. The trend information may also be used to predict the efficacy of cardiac-related medications, monitor progress of congestive heart failure, detect the occurrence of myocardial infarction, or simply track changes in sympathetic tone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul V. Goode, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8337806
    Abstract: A hydrogen producing fuel comprises a chemical hydride and metal hydride. In one embodiment the chemical hydride evolves hydrogen spontaneously upon exposure to water vapor, and the metal hydride reversibly absorbs/desorbs hydrogen based on temperature and pressure. The hydrogen producing substance may be formed in the shape of a pellet and may be contained within a hydrogen and water vapor permeable, liquid water impermeable membrane. The hydrogen producing substance may further be soaked in a hydrophobic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. Eickhoff
  • Patent number: 8341593
    Abstract: There is disclosed an integrated development environment for development of a composite application, wherein the development environment integrates a plurality of different heterogeneous development frameworks to provide a single user interface and perspective for developing a composite application including components from the different heterogeneous frameworks. In the environment, objects from different frameworks and layers may be viewed simultaneously, navigated between, edited and composed. Error checking functionality allows edits across different layers or objects of different frameworks to be checked at design time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Ulf Fildebrandt, Tobias Melcher
  • 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: 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: 8341699
    Abstract: A system is provided to monitor a user's interaction with a computer. The system may comprise a random reference data generator to generate a random reference string, an image generator to create an image including the random reference string, a modification module to iteratively modify the image until a distortion criterion is satisfied, and a communications module to communicate the image to a client computer for display to a user. The random reference string comprises a plurality of alphanumeric characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric N. Billingsley, Louis M. Monier
  • 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: 8341524
    Abstract: Improved methods and systems that assist a user in searching media items on a portable electronic device are disclosed. According to one aspect of the invention, a portable electronic device is provided with a search function that enables a user to search for media items resident on the portable electronic device. The search function can search through different types of media items. Those of the media items that are deemed matching can be ranked in order of relevance and displayed in a list for the user. Thereafter, the user can navigate the list to select one of the listed media items for playback. According to another aspect of the invention, various graphical user interfaces can be presented on a portable electronic device to assist a user in interacting with the portable electronic device to utilize a search function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sandeep Gupta, Szu-Wen Huang, Greg Marriott, Jeff Lee
  • Patent number: 8341160
    Abstract: A system to generate an index for a closest match search is described. The system receives a corpus of information that includes member information. The system parses the member information to generate signatures for each of the members and stores the signatures in the index. The signatures are unique to the members. Accordingly, the signatures signify the respective members. The system subsequently utilizes the index to identify input information that matches signatures in the index to identify a closest match of the input information to one or more members in the corpus information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Alpha Kamchiu Luk
  • Patent number: 8341683
    Abstract: Methods for integrating an authored DVD system and a WWW web browser are described. Universal Resource Locator (URL) information corresponding to sites accessible by the browser is stored in fields within the DVD data. When a user actuates a DVD element that has a corresponding URL, the web browser displays information from that site. When the user actuates an HTML menu or other browser-implemented feature, the DVD system accesses a portion of the DVD data specified in the menu. This arrangement provides for two-way communication, i.e., HTML in the browser is able to control DVD content and vice-versa. Having the WWW information embedded in the DVD brings a number of benefits, the foremost of which is the ability to write a “one size fits all” template web page that can interrogate the DVD for URL information and present WWW content corresponding to the URL synchronized with the DVD information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Fergal John Mohan, Rainer Brodersen
  • Patent number: 8340593
    Abstract: Techniques are described that provide uplink power control techniques that can support different uplink multi-input multi-output (MIMO) transmission schemes. Open and closed loop power control schemes can be used to prescribe the power level of the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rongzhen Yang, Apostolos Papathanassiou, Hujun Yin, Yang-seok Choi, Wei Guan
  • Patent number: 8339306
    Abstract: A detection system includes a detection processor configured to receive a frame of image data that includes a range/Doppler matrix, perform a rate-of-change of variance calculation with respect to at least one pixel in the frame of image data, and compare the calculated rate-of-change of variance with a predetermined threshold to provide output data. The range/Doppler matrix may include N down-range samples and M cross-range samples. The detection processor may calculate a rate-of-change of variance over an N×M window within the range/Doppler matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Donald P. Bruyere, Ivan S. Ashcraft, John B. Treece
  • 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: 8340780
    Abstract: Various configurations of systems that employ leadless electrodes to provide pacing therapy are provided. In one example, a system that provides multiple sites for pacing of myocardium of a heart includes wireless pacing electrode assemblies that are implantable at sites proximate the myocardium using a percutaneous, transluminal, catheter delivery system. Also disclosed are various configurations of such systems, wireless electrode assemblies, and delivery catheters for delivering and implanting the electrode assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger N. Hastings, Anupama Sadasiva, Michael J. Pikus, Graig Kveen
  • Patent number: 8340984
    Abstract: A system, in a cloud computing environment (“CCE”) includes a data processor. One or more cloud computing auditing components are configured to monitor the CCE in accordance with a predefined insurance level agreement (“ILA”) and to create a log of one or more CCE events indicated by the ILA. A neutral data warehouse is configured to store the log. A reporting module generates one or more reports for a party indicated by the ILA from the log in the neutral data warehouse in accordance with the ILA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Computer Associates Think, Inc.
    Inventors: Debra Jean Danielson, Eitan Hadar
  • 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: 8338562
    Abstract: The invention relates to a biocompatible, non-biodegradable, and non-toxic polymer of formula (I), comprising of three monomeric units, selected from 1-Vinylpyrrolidone (VP), N-Isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM), and ester of Maleic anhydride and Polyethylene glycol (MPEG), cross-linked with a bi-functional vinyl derivative, of high purity and substantially free of respective toxic monomeric contaminants, and a process for preparation thereof. The invention further relates to nanoparticulate pharmaceutical compositions of poorly water-soluble drugs or compounds comprising the polymer of the invention, which are safe, less-toxic and convenient for bedside administration to patients in need thereof. Furthermore, the invention relates to a highly selective method for preparation of nanoparticulate pharmaceutical compositions of poorly water-soluble drugs or compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Oncology Limited
    Inventors: Anand C. Burman, Rama Mukherjee, Dhiraj Khattar, Sanjoy Mullick, Manu Jaggi, Manoj Kumar Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Deepak Prusthy, Pawan Kumar Gupta, Rajendran Praveen, Shobhit Singh
  • 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: 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
  • 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