Patents Represented by Attorney Thorpe North & Western
  • Patent number: 8222732
    Abstract: A heat spreader is presented which can provide effective thermal management in a cost effective manner. The heat spreader includes a plurality of diamond particles arranged in a single layer surrounded by a metallic mass. The metallic mass cements the diamond particles together. The layer of diamond particles is a single particle thick. Besides the single layer of diamond particles, the metallic mass has substantially no other diamond particles therein. A thermal management system including a heat source and a heat spreader is also presented, along with methods for making and methods for use of such heat spreaders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: RiteDia Corporation
    Inventor: Chien-Min Sung
  • Patent number: 8224973
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a mobile station to communicate with an application service provider (ASP) in a wireless network using a Universal Services Interface (USI) comprising, memory, one or more processors and a transceiver, to store some or all USI context as required by the ASP and wherein when a user accesses the ASP, the USI client inserts relevant USI context as part of an ASP request message and in order to fetch the USI context of the MS, a USI proxy sends the USI context request to a USI server and the USI server sends a USI context response back to the USI proxy which contains the USI context for the MS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Pouya Taaghol
  • Patent number: 8218669
    Abstract: Delay diversity is implemented within a wireless system in a manner that can achieve a relatively flat spectrum in a receiving device. In at least one embodiment, phase shift values from an orthogonal P×N matrix A are used to provide phase shifts to a data packet to be transmitted from N transmit antennas, in a single spatial stream, to a remote wireless device. The matrix A is an orthogonal matrix with A·AT=P·I and P?N. Delay diversity values are also provided to the data packet before transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Yossi Erlich
  • Patent number: 8215498
    Abstract: The subject invention features, in one example, a modular rack system including a plurality of legs each including an integral cable raceway and arranged to define electronic equipment bays between spaced legs, equipment mounting rails for the bays; and a cable management tray extending across the top of each bay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jason Rathbone, Michael Rotelli, David Tolmie
  • Patent number: 8218492
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus that may include a transceiver operable to communicate with a receiver in a wireless network and adapted to select an optimal mode for transmissions, wherein the receiver estimates the optimal mode and feeds it back to the transceiver which changes a transmitted mode accordingly and wherein the optimal mode is based on a predetermined metric based on a performance equation that puts a threshold to separate between a high correlated signal to low correlation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rotem Avivi, Yuval Lomnitz, Uri Perlmutter
  • Patent number: 8215523
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus including a product dispenser in which product is dispensed by manual movement of an activation mechanism as, for example, by moving a lever with a person's hand, arm or foot. The dispensing apparatus includes an electrical generator for generating electrical energy as a result of the manual movement of the activation mechanism, preferably by electromagnetic induction or electrochemistry. The electrical energy from the generator is utilized in the dispensing apparatus to power a data communication unit for receiving information about the product dispenser and transmitting the information to a receiver, preferably but not necessarily wirelessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Gotohti.com Inc
    Inventor: Heiner Ophardt
  • Patent number: 8217269
    Abstract: Devices and methods for electrical interconnection for microelectronic circuits are disclosed. One method of electrical interconnection includes forming a bundle of microfilaments, wherein at least two of the microfilaments include electrically conductive portions extending along their lengths. The method can also include bonding the microfilaments to corresponding bond pads of a microelectronic circuit substrate to form electrical connections between the electrically conductive portions and the corresponding bond pads. A microelectronic circuit can include a bundle of microfilaments bonded to corresponding bond pads to make electrical connection between corresponding bonds pads and electrically-conductive portions of the microfilaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Stephen C. Jacobsen, David P. Marceau, Shayne M. Zum, David T. Markus
  • Patent number: 8211864
    Abstract: The present invention provides an intraceptor that interacts with and decreases activity of with VEGF and/or a VEGFR for the treatment of angiogenesis-related conditions. The present invention further provides pharmaceutical compositions, and methods of use thereof, for the treatment and prevention of an angiogenesis-related condition using said intraceptors. The invention further provides for nucleic acids encoding said intraceptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignees: Medical College of Georgia Research Institute, University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Balamurali Ambati, Nirbhai Singh, Shivan Amin
  • Patent number: 8211382
    Abstract: Specialized microfluidic networks are utilized to deposit substances on sensor surfaces. In particular, a flow-based microfluidic printhead is used as an interface to deliver multiple analytes to a sensor for simultaneous analysis. Furthermore, internal referencing is incorporated into sensor regions for improved sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Wasatch Microfluidics, LLC
    Inventors: David Myszka, Bruce Kent Gale, Joshua Wayne Eckman, Sriram Natarajan
  • Patent number: 8212327
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for configuring and constructing a single photo detector or array of photo detectors with all fabrications circuitry on a single side of the device. Both the anode and the cathode contacts of the diode are placed on a single side, while a layer of laser treated semiconductor is placed on the opposite side for enhanced cost-effectiveness, photon detection, and fill factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: SiOnyx, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal T. Kurfiss, James E. Carey, Xia Li
  • Patent number: 8213344
    Abstract: In a multi-radio wireless device, a first radio and a second radio share a plurality of antennas. A MAC coordination engine may coordinate the activities of the first and second radios to facilitate the allocation of antennas to the radios. In at least one embodiment, the second radio is given priority over the first radio in the allocation of antennas. When the first radio desires to communicate, a number of antennas that is available for use may be determined. It may then be determined whether the communication should be permitted to proceed given the number of available antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jing Zhu, Xue Yang
  • Patent number: 8210119
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spotter device and methods for the formation of microassays, biochips, biosensors, and cell cultures. The spotter may be used to deposit highly concentrated spots of protein or other materials on a microarray a slide, wafer, or other substrate. The spotter uses microfluidic conduits and orifices to deposit proteins, other biomolecules, or chemicals on a spot on a substrate. Each orifice is part of a fluid pathways that includes an inlet and outlet conduit. When the spotter contacts a substrate a seal is formed between the orifices and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Bruce Gale, David Chang-Yen, David Myszka
  • Patent number: 8206973
    Abstract: An automated biological growth and dispensing system utilizing a modular growing tank which is removable for replacement by another growing tank. Mechanisms for the delivery of air, water and/or nutrients are adapted to permit the growing tank to be readily coupled and uncoupled for easy and inexpensive replacement. Mechanisms for agitation may be integral and removable with the growing tank or may be adapted for a quick connection and disconnection with the growing tank. The growing tank may be disposable and each new growing tank may be provided as a sealed container including a starting amount of a biomass and/or nutrient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Gotohti.com Inc
    Inventor: Heiner Ophardt
  • Patent number: 8207051
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices associated with surface modifying a semiconductor material are taught. One such method includes providing a semiconductor material having a target region and providing a dopant fluid layer that is adjacent to the target region of the semiconductor material, where the dopant fluid layer includes at least one dopant. The target region of the semiconductor material is lased so as to incorporate the dopant or to surface modify the semiconductor material. During the surface modification, the dopant in the dopant fluid layer is actively replenished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: SiOnyx, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Sickler, Keith Donaldson
  • Patent number: 8205695
    Abstract: A suspension system for a lightweight robotic crawler is disclosed. The suspension system provides for mounting of a flexible endless track thereon. The suspension system includes a forward guide and a rearward guide around which the endless track can be looped. A deflector positioned between the forward guide and the rearward guide downwardly deflects a ground-engaging portion of the endless track to form a peaked area. The peaked area can support the lightweight robotic vehicle allowing alteration of a distribution of load over the ground-engaging portion of the endless track with respect to a supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Stephen C. Jacobsen, Brian J. Maclean, Ralph W. Pensel, Christopher R. Hirschi
  • Patent number: 8203858
    Abstract: A high voltage power supply for use in small diameter spaces such as in oil well logging devices includes an AC voltage source which provides an AC voltage to a voltage multiplier circuit that converts the AC voltage to a high DC voltage. A parallel or combination parallel-series multiplication circuit is used, rather than a series multiplication circuit, to reduce the reverse voltage across each semiconductor rectifier in the multiplication circuit. The lower reverse voltage reduces leakage currents allowing such circuits to operate at temperatures over 150 degrees C. A special construction of high voltage capacitors allows the power supply to fit small spaces. A piece of elongate conductive material, such as a metal cylinder, forms a common capacitor electrode and is coated with a high voltage dielectric. Separate individual capacitor electrodes are formed around the common electrode and dielectric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Gary Hanington
  • Patent number: 8204649
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling use of a mobile computing device in a vehicle are disclosed. The method comprises monitoring a vehicle-key system comprising a vehicle and a vehicle key having a particular code to determine when the vehicle has been activated using the vehicle key. An operational state of the vehicle is identified based on information received from an OBD port in the vehicle. The operational state of the vehicle is communicated to the mobile computing device. Use of selected device features on the mobile computing device are controlled based on the particular code of the vehicle key when the operational state of the vehicle indicates that the vehicle is outside of selected parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Xuesong Zhou, Wallace M. Curry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8204145
    Abstract: In a communication system using closed loop multiple input multiple output (MIMO), beam forming information may be fed back from a receiver to a transmitter sequentially over a number of frames. The beam forming matrices that are fed back may be quantized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: John S. Sadowsky
  • Patent number: 8201707
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus including a product dispenser in which product is dispensed by manual movement of an activation mechanism as, for example, by moving a lever with a person's hand, arm or foot. The dispensing apparatus includes an electrical generator for generating electrical energy as a result of the manual movement of the activation mechanism, preferably by electromagnetic induction, electrochemistry or piezoelectricity. The electrical energy from the generator may be utilized in the dispensing apparatus to power a data communication unit for receiving information about the product dispenser and transmitting the information to a receiver, preferably but not necessarily wirelessly. The relative amounts of electrical energy generated may be used to estimate the amount of fluid dispensed and the extent to which a fluid reservoir is full.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Gotohti.com Inc
    Inventor: Heiner Ophardt
  • Patent number: D664246
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Irvin, Nathaniel Finlay