Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Shaw Pittman
  • Patent number: 8352885
    Abstract: A three-dimensional mask model of the invention provides a more realistic approximation of the three-dimensional effects of a photolithography mask with sub-wavelength features than a thin-mask model. In one embodiment, the three-dimensional mask model includes a set of filtering kernels in the spatial domain that are configured to be convolved with thin-mask transmission functions to produce a near-field image. In another embodiment, the three-dimensional mask model includes a set of correction factors in the frequency domain that are configured to be multiplied by the Fourier transform of thin-mask transmission functions to produce a near-field image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Peng Liu, Yu Cao, Luoqi Chen, Jun Ye
  • Patent number: 8351080
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for estimating a banding profile in an image printing system is disclosed. The method includes obtaining image data across multiple measurement intervals by one or more sensors; combining the image data with timing information into a coherent signal by a processor; estimating periodic and aperiodic components of the coherent signal using least squares estimation by the processor, wherein the periodic component represents a banding profile; and wherein at least the periodic component is used to generate an output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Palghat Ramesh, Peter Paul
  • Patent number: 8350707
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method for automated emergency assistance with manual cancellation that is responsive to physiological, environmental and/or input sensors associated with an individual. In embodiments, the invention enables a sensor system or device to be biased toward what would be false alarms, which may be avoided by the individual informing the device that he or she does not need assistance. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intel-GE Care Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Bradford Needham, Kofi B. Cobbinah, Terrance Dishongh
  • Patent number: 8352340
    Abstract: Methods and corresponding systems are provided for exercising employee stock options between an employee and a company. The stock option exercise generally includes the steps of establishing a plurality of escrow accounts including a company escrow account, a third party escrow account, and an employee escrow account, receiving notice of intent to exercise a stock option from an employee, transferring securities to satisfy the stock option exercise from the company to a company escrow account, transferring property equivalent to a third party purchase price from a third party to the third party escrow account, transferring the notice of intent to exercise a stock option to the employee escrow account, and transferring property held in the plurality of escrow accounts to the employee, the company, and the third party in accordance at least in part with the stock option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: UBS AG
    Inventors: Elizabeth White, John Furlong, Landy Tam
  • Patent number: 8351354
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a computer-implemented method is disclosed that includes receiving, at a wireless adaptor of a device, a wireless data packet from an access point (AP), wherein the wireless data packet includes a Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID) of the AP; changing the BSSID of the received data packet by a processor or hardware to produce a modified wireless data packet; and transmitting the modified wireless data packet to an application on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nimrod Diamant, David Gordon, Benjamin Getz
  • Patent number: 8349238
    Abstract: An imprint template configured to imprint an imprintable medium by an imprint lithography process is disclosed, the imprint template having a pattern with a pattern density corresponding to a volume of imprintable medium used to substantially fill pattern features per unit area of a contact face of the imprint template, wherein adjacent regions of the pattern on the imprint template contact face, each of which will provide different functionality once imprinted onto a substrate, have substantially the same pattern density, have differences in pattern density which are minimized, or differences in pattern density which are maintained below a maximum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: ASML Netherlands B.V., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Bartus Leonard Meijer, Aleksey Yurievich Kolesnychenko
  • Patent number: 8351079
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for estimating a banding profile in an image printing system is disclosed. The method includes obtaining image data across multiple measurement intervals by a sensor; combining the image data with timing information into a coherent signal by a processor; determining aperiodic components of the coherent signal by the processor; determining the periodic component of the coherent signal using spline interpolation, wherein the periodic component represents a banding profile, by the processor; and printing an output print with a correction applied based on the banding profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Palghat Ramesh, Peter Paul
  • Patent number: 8348816
    Abstract: A storable exercise apparatus for home use. The apparatus includes an upright tower, a base structure, a bench frame, and a bench attached to the bench frame. A set of flexible pull lines coupled to a resilient spring system are carried within the tower structure. The user exercises by pulling the pull lines against the bias of the spring system. The grips for the pull lines are mounted at the top of the tower and generate significant tipping force on the tower when the apparatus is in use. To prevent tipping, the bench frame has pivotal and load-transmitting connections with the tower structure; the tower is stabilized by the weight of the user on the bench. The bench may be placed in either a raised or lowered position, and can be stored by collapsing and pivoting it so that it abuts the tower vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Stamina Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Gerschefske, Juliu Horvath, Lee San-Ping, Marjolein Brugman
  • Patent number: 8349320
    Abstract: Herpesvirus entry mediator (HVEM) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily (TNFRSF) and acts as a molecular switch that modulates T cell activation by propagating positive signals from the TNF related ligand, LIGHT (p30, TNFSF14), or inhibitory signals through the immunoglobulin superfamily member, B and T lymphocyte attenuator (BTLA). A novel binding site for BTLA is disclosed, located in cysteine-rich domain-1 of HVEM. BTLA binding site on HVEM overlaps with the binding site for the Herpes Simplex virus-1 envelope glycoprotein D (gD), but is distinct from where LIGHT binds, yet gD inhibits the binding of both ligands. A BTLA activating protein present in human cytomegalovirus is identified as UL144. UL144 binds BTLA, but not LIGHT, and inhibits T cell proliferation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
    Inventors: Carl F. Ware, Carl De Trez, Michael Croft, Timothy C. Cheung, Ian R. Humphreys, Karen G. Potter, Christopher A. Benedict, Mitchell Kronenberg, Marcos W. Steinberg
  • Patent number: 8348886
    Abstract: An infusion system, which may be a closed loop infusion system or “semi-closed-loop” system, uses state variable feedback to control the rate that fluid is infused into the body of a user. The closed loop infusion system includes a sensor system, a controller, and a delivery system. The “semi-closed-loop” system further includes prompts that are displayed or sounded or otherwise provide indications to the user prior to fluid delivery. The sensor system includes a sensor for monitoring a condition of the user. The sensor produces a sensor signal, which is representative of the condition of the user. The delivery system infuses a fluid into the user at a rate dictated by the commands from the controller. The system may use three state variables, subcutaneous insulin concentration, plasma insulin concentration, and insulin effect, and corresponding gains, to calculate an additional amount of fluid to be infused as a bolus and to be removed from the basal delivery of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sami S. Kanderian, Jr., Garry M. Steil
  • Patent number: 8351018
    Abstract: A fluid handling structure is disclosed in which measures are taken to increase the speed at which meniscus breakdown occurs. Measures include the shape of a plurality of fluid extraction openings and the shape and density of a plurality of fluid supply openings in the fluid handling structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Jozef Maria Direcks, Danny Maria Hubertus Philips, Clemens Johannes Gerardus Van Den Dungen, Koen Steffens, Arnold Jan Van Putten
  • Patent number: 8351598
    Abstract: Crosstalk interference induced by the adjacent pairs is one of the major performance limiting factors of DSL systems. As there is a rapid increase in the deployment of DSL services worldwide, the need to provide information about noise related parameters to the operators and the service providers is of utmost importance. Satisfying such a need enables operators to anticipate the line capacity and understand the noise level characteristics of the loop environment. Specifically, crosstalk and more particularly upstream near end crosstalk (NEXT) in the presence of narrowband interference can be classified to isolate the particular service type causing the upstream NEXT. The identification of the service type of the upstream NEXT would enable operators to address the disturber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ikanos Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Kunal Raheja, Patrick Duvaut
  • Patent number: 8352643
    Abstract: Interactive content may be presented to a user that is manipulating a peripheral. One or more state parameters that are related to the position of the peripheral may be determined. The peripheral may be identified from a plurality of possible peripherals. The interactive content may be adjusted based at least in part on the one or more position parameters and/or the identification of the peripheral. Haptic feedback to be provided to the user may be determined based at least in part on the one or more position parameters and/or the identification of the peripheral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Birnbaum, Danny A. Grant, Robert W. Heubel
  • Patent number: 8347701
    Abstract: A system and/or method for quantifying the presence of one or more components in vehicle exhaust, and more particularly to a non-contact, sampling system and method for quantifying the presence of one or more components in exhaust emissions of commercial and/or heavy-duty vehicles that emit exhaust at an elevated level, under actual operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Envirotest Systems Holdings Corp.
    Inventor: Donald H. Stedman
  • Patent number: 8349767
    Abstract: An aqueous suspension or slurry (suspension concentrate) contains a synergistic amount of thidiazuron, diuron and surfactants. The aqueous suspension contains surfactants in amounts to obtain a stable suspension or slurry without the use of organic solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Arysta Lifescience North America, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse H. Gaytan, Joseph A. Hickey, Osborn J. Turner, IV
  • Patent number: 8351024
    Abstract: A level sensor configured to determine a height level of a substrate is disclosed. The level sensor includes a projection unit to project a measurement beam having a substantially periodic radiation intensity on the substrate; a detection unit to receive the measurement beam after reflection on the substrate, the detection unit having a detection grating arranged to receive the reflected measurement beam, the detection grating comprising at least one array of three or more segments together having a length substantially equal to a length of a period of the measurement beam projected on the detection grating, and configured to split the reflected measurement beam in three or more reflected measurement beam parts, and three or more detectors each arranged to receive one of the three or more measurement beam parts; and a processing unit to calculate a height level on the basis of the measurement beam parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventor: Arie Jeffrey Den Boef
  • Patent number: 8348923
    Abstract: An infusion system, which may be a closed loop, or “semi-closed-loop”, infusion system, uses state variable feedback to control the rate at which fluid is infused into a user's body. The closed loop system includes a sensor system, a controller, and a delivery system. The “semi-closed-loop” system further includes prompts that provide indications to the user prior to fluid delivery. The sensor system includes a sensor for monitoring a condition of the user and produces a sensor signal which is representative of the user's condition. The delivery system infuses a fluid into the user at a rate dictated by the commands from the controller. The system may use three state variables, e.g., subcutaneous insulin concentration, plasma insulin concentration, and insulin effect, and corresponding gains, to calculate an additional amount of fluid to be infused with a bolus and to be removed from the basal delivery of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sami S. Kanderian, Jr., Garry M. Steil
  • Patent number: 8342512
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a pick up device for paper sheets includes an input unit configured to support a plurality of paper sheets in a stacked manner, a supply mechanism configured to move the placed paper sheets in a stacking direction and supply each paper sheet to an pick up position, a pick up mechanism configured to pick up the paper sheet at the pick up position from the input unit one by one, and a control unit configured to determine a supply speed or a feed amount of the paper sheets by the supply mechanism in accordance with thickness information per unit time of the picked up paper sheets obtained from a thickness detector, and configured to determine whether the supply mechanism is to be operated or stopped based on density information of the paper sheets obtained from a paper sheet sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tetsuo Watanabe, Kazuya Saimei, Takashi Hirayama
  • Patent number: 8345231
    Abstract: Method of determining defects in a substrate, the method comprising: scanning a scan range of the substrate with a sensor, the sensor projecting a beam of radiation on the substrate; measuring the fraction of the intensity of the radiation reflected from different substrate areas along the scan range; determining the variations of the measured fraction across the scan range; determining from the variations whether any defects are present in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Nilay Saha, Hermen Folken Pen
  • Patent number: D674001
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Laurent Cohen