Patents Represented by Attorney Stoel Rives LLP
  • Patent number: 8352341
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward incorporating corporate culture, change management, and employee morale concerns into a business facilities management process to ensure continuity of operations and revenues when managing a change event. A preferred methodology focuses on flexible and careful consideration of human factors throughout the change process, with frequent status re-assessment and plan re-alignment. A preferred system may allow the user to incorporate existing preferred software tools to manage logistics associated with an office move, and together with an information-based kit, address human factors and provide a form factor solution to facilitate teamwork and buoy employee morale. In a preferred configuration, the relocation kit may simplify the change process and enable managers of change and mobile employees to experience a sense of control, order, calm, and fun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Relocation Management, LLC
    Inventors: Barbara N. Greenberg, Sabrina M. Jetton
  • Patent number: 8347483
    Abstract: An ultrasound transducer includes an array of PZT elements mounted on a non-recessed distal surface of a backing block. Between each element and the backing block is a conductive region formed as a portion of a metallic layer sputtered onto the distal surface. Traces on a longitudinally extending circuit board—preferably, a substantially rigid printed circuit board, which may be embedded within the block—connect the conductive region, and thus the PZT element, with any conventional external ultrasound imaging system. A substantially “T” or “inverted-L” shaped electrode is thereby formed for each element, with no need for soldering. At least one longitudinally extending metallic member mounted on a respective lateral surface of the backing block forms a heat sink and a common electrical ground. A thermally and electrically conductive layer, such as of foil, transfers heat from at least one matching layer mounted on the elements to the metallic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: MR Holdings (HK) Limited
    Inventor: Xiaocong Guo
  • Patent number: 8348925
    Abstract: An introducer sheath for placement into the vascular system of a human subject. The introducer sheath has a tubular shaft, a side arm, and a hemostasis valve with an integrated attachment mechanism for attaching and detaching a proximal end of the introducer sheath to and from the skin of the human subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fischell Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Robert E. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell, David R. Fischell, Scott J. S. Fischell
  • Patent number: 8352107
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, systems and components enable selective control of an operational mode for a vehicle that is subject to an administrative standard. In some instances a qualified person or entity may attain a possible consequential result related to a user-selected vehicle operation mode that may involve a vehicle operation paradigm and/or a vehicle travel route and/or a vehicle travel destination. In some embodiments, implementation of the selected vehicle operation mode may modify a conformity status of the vehicle relative to the administrative standard. Various accessible records may be maintained regarding administrative compliance states and their respective benefits, as well as regarding certification of preferable consequential results available to qualified recipients based on a correlated vehicle operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Thomas J. Nugent, Jr., Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 8346789
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes determining the presence of pre-existing metadata associated with at least one local media content file. The method of this embodiment may also include determining at least one data field contained within the pre-existing metadata and generating a homogeneous metadata file for the at least one local media content file by mapping data contained within the at least one data field of the pre-existing metadata into at least one defined data field of the homogeneous metadata file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Eric N. Klein, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8342469
    Abstract: A positioning system for a suspended medical device includes a positioning adjustment block fixed on a ceiling rail, a latch assembly, and a positioning assembly fixed on a trolley. The latch assembly is in a snap fit with the positioning adjustment block, and the latch assembly is connected to the positioning assembly through buffer springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhenggang Wang, Shanzhi Huang, Yuan Wang
  • Patent number: 8346402
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device is operable to use a signal derived from an electrical power delivery system to effectively detect an islanding condition. The intelligent electronic device is configured to compare a frequency deviation (from nominal frequency) and a rate-of-change of frequency of the electrical power delivery system to a protection characteristic of the intelligent electronic device to quickly and securely detect islanding conditions thereby enhancing power protection, automation, control, and monitoring performance. The intelligent electronic device uses local measurements of the electrical power deliver system to provide reliable and economical means to properly separate a generation site from the remainder of the electrical power delivery system. Such may be useful to prevent reclosing out of synchronism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc
    Inventors: Armando Guzman-Casillas, Mangapathirao Venkata Mynam, Marcos A. Donolo
  • Patent number: 8337465
    Abstract: Ports for accessing a vessels within a patient include passageways that can guide needles or other access devices directly into the vessels. The ports can be implanted subcutaneously within a patient. Some ports may be used in the creation and use of vascular access buttonholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Vital Access Corporation
    Inventors: Nathaniel P. Young, Trent J. Perry, Duane D. Blatter, Christopher M. Phillips, Mark A. Crawford, G. Doug Smith, Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 8338746
    Abstract: A set (50) of laser pulses (52) is employed to sever a conductive link (22) in a memory or other IC chip. The duration of the set (50) is preferably shorter than 1,000 ns; and the pulse width of each laser pulse (52) within the set (50) is preferably within a range of about 0.1 ps to 30 ns. The set (50) can be treated as a single “pulse” by conventional laser positioning systems (62) to perform on-the-fly link removal without stopping whenever the laser system (60) fires a set (50) of laser pulses (52) at each link (22). Conventional IR wavelengths or their harmonics can be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yunlong Sun, Edward J. Swenson, Richard S. Harris
  • Patent number: 8337464
    Abstract: Ports for accessing a vessels within a patient include passageways that can guide needles or other access devices directly into the vessels. The ports can be implanted subcutaneously within a patient. Some ports may be used in the creation and use of vascular access buttonholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Vital Access Corporation
    Inventors: Nathaniel P. Young, G. Doug Smith, Mark A. Crawford, Randall K. Jones
  • Patent number: 8335341
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of methods, systems, and apparatus for providing virtual scan lines in an imaging system that compensate for the optical distortion associated with the system. In some embodiments, the virtual scan lines may be curved or angled according to their position in the Field of View (FOV) of the imaging system to compensate for the distortion. Some embodiments may provide for virtual scan lines that are preconfigured to compensate for a typical or pre-selected level and type of optical distortion. Other embodiments may be configured to measure or otherwise ascertain the actual distortion of the optical lens and/or other components of the system and generate a virtual scan line pattern that compensates for the measured distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Rudeen, WenLiang Gao, Bryan L. Olmstead
  • Patent number: 8334109
    Abstract: A reagent for blood analysis includes: (1) a compound having the general formula I; and (2) at least one surfactant selected from cationic surfactants and nonionic surfactants. In another aspect a method for differentiating and counting blood cells is provided, the method includes the following steps: (a) mixing a blood sample with the reagent for blood analysis according to the present disclosure to form a cell suspension; (b) detecting scattered light signals and fluorescence signals of cells in the blood sample; and (c) differentiating and counting the cells in the blood sample based upon the scattered light signals and fluorescence signals. The reagent for blood analysis may be effective for identifying and counting erythroblasts and/or basophils in a blood sample to be detected, and meanwhile counting leukocytes therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhang Baohua, Xu Bing, Kuang Yuji, Lei Ting, Shao Jianhui, Bao Dequan
  • Patent number: 8335298
    Abstract: A system and method to assist an emergency medical dispatcher in responding to emergency calls. A computer implemented emergency medical dispatch protocol includes interrogatories for a dispatcher to ask a caller to generate an appropriate response. A diagnostic tool is provided to aid the dispatcher in gathering symptom information for a patient who may be suffering from a pandemic illness, such as a severe respiratory infection like influenza. The diagnostic tool facilitates uniform and consistent gathering of symptom information relating to a pandemic outbreak. The information may be stored and/or processed for use in monitoring and/or tracking pandemic outbreaks. The diagnostic tool can be launched automatically by the emergency dispatch protocol, or manually by a dispatcher. The diagnostic tool presents a user interface that provides, among other things, instructions, symptoms, and input fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Clawson
  • Patent number: 8333208
    Abstract: A collapsible walking device that can be disposed in an operative (open) configuration and a storage (closed) configuration. The open, operative configuration of the walking device provides a structure to aid a user in walking or standing. The closed, storage configuration allows for easy and convenient storage and transport of the walking device. The collapsible walking device can be transitioned from the operative configuration to the storage configuration in one motion. The walking device includes four support legs that extend to the ground from adjacent two handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Stander Inc.
    Inventor: F. Troy Miller
  • Patent number: 8334768
    Abstract: Medical devices to be located on a network include a unique identifier, which may be transmitted to a server over the network. The network may have a plurality of network connection points. The server may include a location subsystem configured to store a location of each of the plurality of network connection points. The server may also include a device tracking subsystem configured to store a last known device location based on the unique device identifier. The last known location of the medical device may be updated when the medical device is connected to the network based on the location of the one of the plurality of network connection points used to transmit the unique device identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Mindray DS USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Eaton, James Fidacaro, Jack Balji
  • Patent number: 8332321
    Abstract: A currency dispense and control system (CDCS) for securely dispensing paper currency in multiple modes: (1) an ATM system and (2) a currency control system that allows a merchant or merchant-approved employee to withdraw cash from the CDCS independent of a standard ATM electronic fund transfer (EFT) network. The CDCS may be on-site and implemented using standard ATM hardware or may be located remotely. The CDCS may also include one or more of the following functionalities: a duress dispensation system that allows the CDCS to activate an alarm and/or otherwise communicate with local police or security services during a robbery, a time-release system that effects a time-delayed dispensation functionality, and a user identification and authentication system for authenticating a user identity and determining eligibility of the user to access the currency control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Peregrin Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel H. Bosch, Jonathan H. Bosch
  • Patent number: 8327564
    Abstract: One aspect relates to generating a repeatably displaceable emanating element display that may display at least part of an at least one synchronously modifiable oriented image based at least in part on alterable vehicle-related information, wherein the repeatably displaceable emanating element display may be synchronously modified as perceivable by a viewer at least partially by synchronizing an at least one repeatably displaceable display emanating element based at least in part on an orientation of the repeatably displaceable emanating element display as synchronously modified as perceivable by the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Cameron A. Myhrvold, Conor L. Myhrvold, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 8332099
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, systems and components enable selective control of an operational mode for a vehicle that is subject to an administrative standard. In some instances a qualified person or entity may attain a preferred consequential result related to a selected vehicle operation mode that may involve a vehicle operation paradigm and/or a vehicle travel route and/or a vehicle travel destination. In some embodiments, implementation of the selected vehicle operation mode may modify a conformity status of the vehicle relative to the administrative standard. Various accessible records may be maintained regarding administrative compliance states and their respective benefits, as well as regarding certification of preferable consequential results available to qualified recipients based on a correlated vehicle operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Thomas J. Nugent, Jr., Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: D672381
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Leupold & Stevens, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wunnicke, David D. Lewin
  • Patent number: D672644
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Genpack LLC
    Inventors: Brian S. Allers, James J. Reilly, Edward W. Rider