Patents Represented by Attorney Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner P.A.
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 8337863
    Abstract: The present invention provides an immunogenic conjugate comprising biologically deacylated gram-negative bacterial moieties linked to D. discoideum proteinase 1, as well as novel subunits thereof, and methods of making and using the conjugates in vaccines to treat sepsis and other infectious complications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: EndoBiologics, Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary L. Gustafson, Dan C. DeBorde
  • 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: 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: 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: 8340764
    Abstract: A pacing system delivers cardiac protection pacing to protect the heart from injuries associated with ischemic events. The pacing system detects an ischemic event and, in response, initiates one or more cardiac protection pacing sequences each including alternative pacing and non-pacing periods. In one embodiment, the pacing system initiates cardiac protection pacing sequences including at least one postconditioning sequence to protect the heart from a detected ischemic event and a plurality prophylactic preconditioning sequences to protect the heart from probable future ischemic events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Tamara Colette Baynham, Yi Zhang, Joseph M. Pastore
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8341544
    Abstract: An electronic device associated with a remote wand controlling the operations of the electronic device is provided. The wand may include a motion detection component operative to provide an output reflecting the motion of the wand to the electronic device, such that the movements of a cursor displayed by the electronic device may be related to the output of the motion detection component. The wand may also include an input mechanism operative to receive user inputs. Using the input mechanism, the wand may detect a user's inputs and direct the electronic device to zoom or scroll displayed objects. The electronic device may display a screen saver by which the user may select particular media items for playback while remaining in the screen saver mode. In some embodiments, the electronic device may display video with a scroll bar that includes a preview window of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Duncan R. Kerr, Nicholas V. King
  • 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: 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: 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