Patents Represented by Law Firm Townsend and Townsend
  • Patent number: 8204280
    Abstract: The pairing of members in the online community based on at least physical preferences and displaying to a person advertisements depicting people whom that specific person is attracted are provided. The invention can provide face similarity technology to match a member with people they will find attractive based on preference data from the user. For example, profiles of people who look similar to other people that the member has indicated to be attractive can be provided to the member. Additionally, using mutual attraction criteria, the invention can answer the age old ‘Does she/he even like me?’ question before users even sit down on the first date, thus enabling users to enjoy high quality and compatible dates knowing the feeling of attraction is mutual. The face similarity technology can also be used to provide advertisements depicting people that a person finds attractive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Redux, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kluesing, Max Crane, David McIntosh, Darian Shirazi
  • Patent number: 7993733
    Abstract: The invention includes the structure of a multilayer protective coating, which may have, among other properties, scratch resistance, UV absorption, and an effective refractive index matched to a polymer substrate such as polycarbonate. Each layer may contain multiple components consisting of organic and inorganic materials. The multilayer protective coating includes interleaved organic layers and inorganic layers. The organic layers may have 20% or more organic compounds such as SiOxCyHz. The inorganic layers may have 80% or more inorganic materials, such as SiO2, SiOxNy, and ZnO, or mixtures thereof. Each layer of the multilayer protective coating is a micro layer and may have a thickness of 5 angstroms or less in various embodiments. The multilayer protective coating may contain in the order of hundreds or thousands of micro layers, depending upon the design requirement of applications. In each micro layer, the components may have substantially continuous variations in concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Stowell, Manuel D. Campo
  • Patent number: 7993647
    Abstract: The present invention provides monoclonal antibodies to HIV-1 Vpr and hybridoma cell lines that produce the monoclonal antibodies to HIV-1 Vpr. Methods for use of such antibodies in the detection of HIV-1 infection are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Kopp, Terence M. Phillips, Ulrich Schubert, John Yewdell
  • Patent number: 7941645
    Abstract: An isochronous processor includes a state register, a functional unit, a control module, and an activation unit. The state register includes an arm buffer and an active buffer. The functional unit performs a transformation operation on the data stream in response to an active value of the control parameter obtained from the active buffer. The control module updates the arm value of the control parameter in the arm buffer in response to control instructions. The activation unit detects a load event propagating with the data stream and transfers the parameter value from the arm buffer to the active buffer in response to the load event. During this transfer, the control module is inhibited from updating the arm buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Duncan A. Riach, Leslie E. Neft, Michael A. Ogrinc, Wayne Douglas Young
  • Patent number: 7941353
    Abstract: A system for displaying financial information includes a financial statement having a set of financial accounts, a set of business processes associated with the set of financial accounts, and an financial statement manager for displaying the financial statement and the associated set of business processes. The financial statement manager is further adapted to display the financial statement and the set of risks associated with the set of financial accounts, the financial statement and a set of risk controls associated with the set of financial accounts, and/or the financial statement and a set of sample transactions associated with the set of financial accounts. The financial statement manager is further adapted to import the financial statement, which can be encoded in XML format. The system includes a web server for displaying the financial statement and the associated set of business processes as a web page on a user's web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Nigel King, Wakana Masumoto, Peter Heller, Melanie Harp
  • Patent number: 7936691
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems are presented for replicating data from a first network device to a second network device involving selecting a plurality of data sections containing data accessed by the first network device, systematically assigning at least one replication attribute to each of the plurality of selected data sections, and replicating the plurality of selected data sections from the first network device to the second network device, to create a replicated version of the plurality of selected data sections accessible by the second network device, wherein replication of each of the plurality of selected data sections is performed in accordance with the at least one replication attribute assigned to the selected data section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Network Equipment Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Vu, Raj Sarkar, Saeed Nekoomaram, Prakash Jayaraman
  • Patent number: 7923683
    Abstract: A method for analyzing a sample for the manufacture of integrated circuits, e.g., dynamic random access memory devices, commonly called DRAMS. The method also provides an integrated chip including a thickness, a width, and a length. In a specific embodiment, the integrated chip has at least one elongated structure through a portion of the thickness, while being normal to the width and the length. In a specific embodiment, the elongated structure has a structure width and a structure length that extends through a vertical portion of the thickness. The method includes removing a slice of the integrated chip from a portion of the thickness in a directional manner normal to the structure length. In a specific embodiment, the slice is provided through an entirety of the one elongated structure along the structure length to cause a portion of a thickness of the slice providing the elongated structure to be of a substantially uniform sample thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Shanghai) Corporation
    Inventors: Qi Hua Zhang, Chorng Shyr Niou, Pan Liu, Ming Li
  • Patent number: 7918846
    Abstract: An ophthalmological surgery system and method for performing ablative photodecomposition of the corneal surface by offset image scanning. The image of a variable aperture, such as a variable width slit and variable diameter iris diaphragm, is scanned in a preselected pattern to perform ablative sculpting of predetermined portions of a corneal surface. The scanning is performed with a movable image offset displacement mechanism capable of effecting radial displacement and angular rotation of the profiled beam exiting from the variable aperture. The profiled beam is rotated by rotating the aperture in conjunction with the offset displacement mechanism. The invention enables wide area treatment with a laser having a narrower beam, and can be used in the treatment of many different conditions, such as hyperopia, hyperopic astigmatism, irregular refractive aberrations, post ablation smoothing and phototherapeutic keratectomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: AMO Manufacturing USA, LLC
    Inventors: John K. Shimmick, William B. Telfair, Charles R. Munnerlyn, Herrmann J. Glocker
  • Patent number: 7918795
    Abstract: Methods and devices for both imaging and treating uterine fibroid tumors in one real-time system are provided. One minimally invasive method comprises introducing a sheath into a uterus and determining a location of a fibroid using a visualization element within or on the sheath. Upon identification, a portion of the sheath is steered to position at least one treatment needle at the determined location. The needle is then anchored in uterine tissue and the fibroid treated with the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jessica Grossman
  • Patent number: 7918881
    Abstract: A stent deployment system includes a catheter shaft, an expandable member mounted to the catheter shaft, and one or more stents or stent segments slidably positioned on the expandable member. The stent deployment system is adapted for deployment of stents or stent segments in very long lesions and in tapered and curved vessels. The stent deployment system facilitates slidable movement of a stent in a distal direction relative to the expandable member while inhibiting slidable movement in a proximal direction relative to the expandable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Xtent, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard Andreas, David W. Snow, Jeffry J. Grainger
  • Patent number: 7914789
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel human secreted proteins and isolated nucleic acids containing the coding regions of the genes encoding such proteins. Also provided are vectors, host cells, antibodies, and recombinant methods for producing human secreted proteins. The invention further relates to diagnostic and therapeutic methods useful for diagnosing and treating disorders related to these novel human secreted proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Facet Biotech Corporation
    Inventors: Steven M. Ruben, Craig A. Rosen, Gregory A. Endress
  • Patent number: 7916382
    Abstract: A PDLC modulator is fabricated using at least one of a selection of specially-formulated UV curable organic hard coatings as a protective layer on the exposed side of polyester (Mylar) film. The hard coatings of various related types show good adhesion on a polyester film substrate, superior hardness and toughness, and have a slippery top surface, which minimizes unnecessary wear. The coating as applied on the modulator surface significantly reduces scratch damage on modulators caused by unexpected particles on the panels under test. In addition, the slip surface will reduce stickiness to particles and therefore also reduce the possibility of panel damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Photon Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventor: Xianhai Chen
  • Patent number: 7910491
    Abstract: A method of filling a trench is described and includes depositing a dielectric liner with a high ratio of silicon oxide to dielectric liner etch rate in fluorine-containing etch chemistries. Silicon oxide is deposited within the trench and etched to reopen or widen a gap near the top of the trench. The dielectric liner protects the underlying substrate during the etch process so the gap can be made wider. Silicon oxide is deposited within the trench again to substantially fill the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Young Soo Kwon, Bi Jang, Anchuan Wang, Young S. Lee, Mihaela Balseanu, Li-Qun Xia, Jin Ho Jeon
  • Patent number: 7910296
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel method of determining the average DNA methylation density of a locus of interest within a population of DNA fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Orion Genomics LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Jeddeloh, Nathan D. Lakey
  • Patent number: 7911465
    Abstract: Techniques for displaying information related to collection hierarchies. In one embodiment, an integrated direct-manipulation image-based interface is provided for displaying information related to collections. The interface also enables operations to be performed on collections and their elements. Multiple levels of the collection hierarchy are made visible and editable at the same time by the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Bradley Rhodes, Kurt Piersol, Gregory J. Wolff
  • Patent number: 7912930
    Abstract: Systems and methods for resource provisioning. Resources for which provisioning could be performed might include, for example, software, devices, directories, and/or databases. Where performance of an operation involved in provisioning requires interface with a resource, various operations might be performed to achieve such interface. The operations involved in a particular provisioning procedure could, for example, be defined by a system administrator and/or other user. Provisioning procedure execution might be monitored and/or affected. Further, such execution might be checked for compliance with one or more established business rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Babar A. Farooqi, Nishant Kaushik, Svetlana Kats
  • Patent number: 7911686
    Abstract: An optical module, which is arranged in an optical transmission path, includes an optical amplifying unit configured with a semiconductor, wherein the optical amplifying unit amplifies light input from the optical transmission path, and an optical element configured with a semiconductor, wherein the optical element propagates the light amplified by the optical amplifying unit to the optical transmission path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: FiBest, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Nakagawa, Haruhisa Soda
  • Patent number: 7909595
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to an ultraviolet (UV) cure chamber for curing a dielectric material disposed on a substrate and to methods of curing dielectric materials using UV radiation. A substrate processing tool according to one embodiment comprises a body defining a substrate processing region; a substrate support adapted to support a substrate within the substrate processing region; an ultraviolet radiation lamp spaced apart from the substrate support, the lamp configured to transmit ultraviolet radiation to a substrate positioned on the substrate support; and a motor operatively coupled to rotate at least one of the ultraviolet radiation lamp or substrate support at least 180 degrees relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrzei Kaszuba, Juan Carlos Rocha-Alvarez, Thomas Nowak, Sanjeev Baluja, Ashish Shah, Inna Shmurun
  • Patent number: 7911616
    Abstract: A method of detecting the condition of a turf grass is described. According to one aspect of the invention, the method comprises steps of attaching an active sensor to a mower; traversing a section of turf grass; and processing the output of the sensor. A device for detecting the condition of turf grass is also disclosed. The device comprises an array of illuminating devices generating a pattern of illuminating light; a detecting device receiving a pattern of reflected light which is coincident with the pattern of illuminating light; a detecting device adapted to detect stray light from the array of illuminating devices; and a feedback loop controlling the array of illuminating devices. A system employing the device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: LI-COR, Inc.
    Inventors: David Franzen, John Rada, Kevin Ediger, Greg Biggs, Jonathan M. Welles, Tanvir Demetriades-Shah
  • Patent number: D635466
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Fresh Express Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrew McClelland, Toby Wingfield