Patents Examined by Gregory Morse
  • Patent number: 8328796
    Abstract: A light energy delivery head is provided which, in one aspect, mounts laser diode bars or other light energy emitters in a heat sink block which is adapted to cool both the emitters and a surface of a medium with which the head is in contact and to which it is applying light energy. In another aspect, various retroreflection configurations are provided which optimize retroreflection of back-scattered light energy from the medium. The size of the aperture through which light energy is applied to the medium is also controlled so as to provide a desired amplification coefficient as a result of retroreflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Henry H. Zenzie
  • Patent number: 8328857
    Abstract: A method of treating spinal cord injury (SCI) includes transcutaneously irradiating at least a portion of a spinal environment of the patient with light having a power density of at least about 0.01 mW/cm2 at the portion of the spinal environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
    Inventors: Juanita J. Anders, Ilko K. Ilev, Ronald W. Waynant, Kimberly R. Byrnes
  • Patent number: 8323191
    Abstract: A stressor detection system (100) comprises sensor means (101) arranged for being attached to a person for obtaining a time-varying signal representing a physical quantity relating to an environment of the person, and processing means (102) for deriving a stressor value from the obtained signal representing a degree to which the environment is inducing stress in the person. The processing means is arranged for deriving an amount of complexity comprised in the signal, and for deriving a higher stressor value for a larger amount of information. The processing means is further arranged for performing a spectral frequency analysis of the signal and for deriving the stressor value also in dependence on the spectral frequency analysis. The sensor means comprises a microphone (105), a camera (104), and a tri-axial accelerometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Maarten Peter Bodlaender, Ronaldus Maria Aarts, Privender Kaur Saini
  • Patent number: 8323273
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provides systems, devices, and methods for non-invasively modifying, maintaining, or controlling local tissue optical properties. Methods and devices of the disclosure may be used for optically clearing tissue, for example, for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes. A method of optically clearing a tissue may comprise contacting the tissue with an optical clearing device having a base, an array of pins fixed to one side of the base, a brim fixed to the base, an inlet port in the base, an exit port in the base, and a handpiece interface tab fixed to the side of the base opposite the array of pins, applying a mechanical force to the tissue, and illuminating said tissue with at least one wavelength of light through the optical clearing device. A method may further comprise controlling the temperature of the tissue illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Christopher G. Rylander, Thomas E. Milner, Oliver Stumpp, J. Stuart Nelson
  • Patent number: 8317777
    Abstract: A steerable multi-linked device. The device includes a first multi-linked mechanism and a second multi-linked mechanism. The first mechanism defines a first plurality of grooves. The second mechanism defines a second plurality of grooves. The first and second pluralities of grooves cooperate to define at least two working ports along a length of the device. At least one of the first and second mechanisms are steerable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Medrobotics Corporation
    Inventors: Brett Zubiate, Amir Degani, Howie Choset
  • Patent number: 8313480
    Abstract: A device and a method for thermal treatments of target material with various thermal interactions are disclosed. A preferred treatment includes Thermal Heat Shuttle that transports a predetermined known quota of energy to the target surface. In particular, the launching of thermal energy quanta from various energy sources in lumps of energy quanta and leading to the treatment and healing of a variety of skin conditions are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph Neev
  • Patent number: 8313518
    Abstract: A light therapy appliance comprises an electronic circuit including Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) configured to emit light at one or more different wavelengths. A hand held enclosure containing the electronic circuit includes a front lens that directs the multiple different colored lights to a top surface of skin. The light therapy appliance can be programmed for different skin conditions and may be used in conjunction with different topical ointments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Oregon Aesthetic Technologies
    Inventors: John Ripper, Jason Sagen, Forrest Seitz, Allen Siefken, Stevan Wittenbrock
  • Patent number: 8313433
    Abstract: Systems and processes for managing data relating to one or more medical or biological conditions of a plurality of subjects (such as patients) over a wide area network, such as the Internet, may be employed for diabetes subjects or subjects with other medical conditions requiring monitoring and/or treatment over time. Such systems and processes provide various functions for several types of users, including patients or subject-users, healthcare provider-users and payor entity-users and combinations thereof, which allow for improved treatment and medical data management of individual subjects and groups of subjects and which allow collection and analysis of aggregate data from many subject sources, for improving overall healthcare practices of providers and subjects (e.g., patients).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Cohen, Joel Goldsmith, Pam S. Roller, Sanford Widran, George W. Patterson, James R. Daugherty, William P. Van Antwerp
  • Patent number: 8308641
    Abstract: A highly portable biometric monitor is disclosed. At least one remote sensor member (12, 12?) includes one or more biometric sensors (20, 22, 24, 25) configured for operative coupling with a patient. A neck collar (14, 114, 214, 314, 414) includes electronics (36, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48) for operating the at least one remote sensor member. The at least one remote sensor member is separate from and not disposed on the neck collar. Optionally, the collar also includes one or more biometric sensors (53). A communication link (18) operatively connects the remote sensor member and the electronics of the neck collar. A motion sensor (26) and position sensor (28) may be disposed with the one or more biometric sensors to sense movement and position, and the electronics (36, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48) configured to account for error in a signal produced by the one or more biometric sensors due to movement sensed by the motion sensor or position sensed by the position sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Richard M. Moroney, III, Larry Nielsen, Suzanne M. Kavanagh, Ronaldus M. Aarts, Margreet De Kok
  • Patent number: 8306599
    Abstract: A process and a device are provided for monitoring the status of the body fluids of a person. The device includes a piece of clothing with ventilating ducts, a first temperature sensor (6) and a first moisture sensor (11) for measuring the inlet flow (7) into the piece of clothing and a second temperature sensor (17) and a second moisture sensor (12) for measuring the outlet flow (10) from the piece of clothing. A pressure sensor (13) is provided sensing pressure in the inlet flow. A fan (5) or a compressed-air source is provided for transporting the cooling air into the piece of clothing. A measuring and analyzing unit (14) is connected to the sensors and the fan (5) or the compressed-air source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Marcus Eger
  • Patent number: 8273019
    Abstract: A health monitoring device that includes a data logger module that collects health information from a subject or clinician during specific time ranges that are part of a health monitoring schedule. The collected health information and/or the time ranges are determined in part by the content of the collected health information. The device records the collected health information along with a time stamp. The device also includes a clock and a time shift mode that allows a user to adjust the clock to a specified point in the health monitoring schedule so that the device operates at the specified point in the same manner as if the device had reached the specified point without intervention by the user to adjust the clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: PHT Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Crowley, Stephen A. Raymond
  • Patent number: 8246613
    Abstract: A method for the treatment of skin including the steps of determining the skin depth for energy absorption necessary for treatment; and generating a spot size for energy impinging on the skin to provide a desired amount of energy to the desired depth for treatment. In one embodiment the selected spot size has a small diameter. In another embodiment the spot diameter is narrower than the spacing between adjacent hairs on the skin. In another aspect the invention relates to an apparatus for the treatment of skin including a source of energy; and a means for selecting a spot size for energy from the source impinging on the skin to provide a desired amount of energy to a desired depth for treatment. In another embodiment the apparatus includes an interlock to prevent the laser from producing light unless the source is positioned to irradiate only the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Shaser, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Dover, Victor Lazarev, Daniel Lawrence Roth
  • Patent number: 7152239
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for preventing detection of a computer connection to an external device. The external device is connected to the computer via a connectionless port. A key to be used to generate valid authorization information to be included in all valid data packets sent between the computer and the external device is provided. The external device is configured to reply to any packet in which the required valid authorization information is not present with the packet that would be sent if the connectionless port were not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Michael P. Lyle, Robert F. Ross, James R. Maricondo
  • Patent number: 7117357
    Abstract: A data processing system, method, and product are disclosed for pre-encrypting static information transmitted by secure Web sites. The data processing system includes a server computer system coupled to a client computer system utilizing a network. The server computer system receives a request for a secure Web page that is maintained by the server. The secure Web page includes dynamically-changing information and static information. The server encrypts and transmits the encrypted dynamically-changing information. The server determines whether the static information has been pre-encrypted. If the static information has been pre-encrypted, the server bypasses the encryption step and transmits the pre-encrypted static information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Steven A. Bade
  • Patent number: 7106861
    Abstract: A digital AV data transmitting unit includes a data significance deciding section for deciding the significance degree of digital AV data, and a transmitting-side plurality-of-authentication-rules storing section storing a plurality of types of authentication rules. Also included are a transmitting-side authentication selecting section for selecting one type of authentication rule from the transmitting-side plurality-of-authentication-rules storing means in accordance with a decision result by the data significance deciding section when receiving an authentication request, and a transmitting-side authenticating section for performing authentication in accordance with the selected authentication rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Nishimura, Hiroyuki Iitsuka, Masazumi Yamada, Shoichi Gotoh, Hideaki Takechi, Naoshi Usuki
  • Patent number: 7107620
    Abstract: Authentication method for authenticating a mobile node to a packet data network, in which a shared secret for both the mobile node and the packet data network is arranged by using a shared secret of the mobile node and a telecommunications network authentication center. In the method, the mobile node sends its subscriber identity to the packet data network together with a replay attack protector. The packet data network obtains authentication triplets, forms a session key using them, and sends back to the mobile node challenges and a cryptographic authenticator made by using the session key. The mobile node can then form the rest of the authentication triplets using the challenges and then form the session key. With the session key, the mobile node can check the validity of the cryptographic authenticator. If the authenticator is correct, the mobile node sends a cryptographic response formed using the session key to the packet data network for authenticating itself to the packet data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Henry Haverinen, Jukka-Pekka Honkanen, Antti Kuikka, Nadarajah Asokan, Patrik Flykt, Juha Ala-Laurila, Jyri Rinnemaa, Timo Takamäki, Raimo Vuonnala, Jan-Erik Ekberg, Tommi Mikkonen, Petri Aalto, Seppo Honkanen
  • Patent number: 7103781
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical disk barcode forming method wherein, as information to be barcoded, position information for piracy prevention, which is a form of ID, is coded as a barcode and is recorded by laser trimming on a reflective film in a PCA area of an optical disk. When playing back the thus manufactured optical disk on a reproduction apparatus, the barcode data can be played back using the same optical pickup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiho Gotoh, Mitsuaki Oshima, Shinichi Tanaka, Kenji Koishi, Mitsuro Moriya
  • Patent number: 7099470
    Abstract: An encryption apparatus using a DES encryption algorithm is disclosed. The apparatus for encrypting 64-bit plain text blocks includes: input buffering unit for receiving a plain text block byte-by-byte and outputting a first and a second 32-bit plain text blocks in response to a first clock; encryption unit for performing time multiplexed encryption of the first and the second 32-bit plain text blocks in response to the first clock and a second clock, thereby generating a first and a second 32-bit cipher text blocks; and output buffering unit for receiving the first and the second 32-bit cipher text blocks in response to the second clock and outputting eight 8-bit cipher text blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
    Inventor: Young-Won Lim
  • Patent number: 7089426
    Abstract: A method and systems are provided for creating an authentication of secure communications between a software video driver and a video display. A video driver transmitting digital video data deemed high-bandwidth digital content, to a display, can perform authentication to determine if a secure connection has been established with a display. The video driver and the display both generate secret keys which are compared to ensure that the display used is authorized for secure communications. The video driver, communicating with a hardware video controller over a peripheral component interconnect (PCI) bus, can establish an encrypted link with the video driver. The video driver occasionally monitors the display to determine if a secure communications link is upheld. If the connection is determined at any time to be insecure, the video controller can alert the video driver, so that transmission of the video data can be terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: ATI Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen A. Bagshaw
  • Patent number: RE39297
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a marking forming apparatus, a method of forming a laser marking on an optical disk, a reproduction apparatus, an optical disk, and a method of manufacturing an optical disk, capable of providing a greatly improved copy prevention capability as compared to prior known construction. To achieve this object, in the optical disk of the invention, for example, a marking is formed by a laser on a reflective film of a disk holding data written thereon and at least position information of the marking or information concerning the position information is written on the disk in an encrypted form or with a digital signature appended thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Yoshiho Gotoh