Patents Represented by Attorney Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner P.A.
  • 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: 8336278
    Abstract: A method for forming a structural paver deck assembly includes fastening structural decking panels across a bare frame structure. One or more of the decking panels includes an upper panel surface having a non-planar contoured decking panel surface. A paver decking surface is seated over the plurality of structural decking panels to form a paver decking surface. Seating includes positioning a plurality of paver pieces on the structural decking panels including interfittingly engaging the paver pieces to the non-planar contoured decking panel surface. Seating further includes aligning the plurality of paver pieces in at least one specified direction, wherein the paver pieces includes paver contour surfaces along a lower surface having a corresponding shape to the non-planar contoured decking panel surface. Interfitting engagement of the paver contour surfaces with the non-planar contoured panel surface orients the one or more paver pieces in the at least one specified direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: VAST Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Steven George Smith, Troy Achterkirch, Steven John Thorkelson
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8341729
    Abstract: Various embodiments described and illustrated here include one or more of systems, methods, software, and data structures that may be used to implement policies for hardware access and monitoring control. One embodiment includes obtaining device property data from each device coupled to a system and determining if each device is a device authorized for use with the system. Such embodiments may further include allowing only devices authorized for use with the system to be accessed by processes of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventor: Srikanth Mandava
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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