Patents Examined by Robert L. Nasser
  • Patent number: 8527025
    Abstract: Devices and methods for determining analyte levels are described. The devices and methods allow for the implantation of analyte-monitoring devices, such as glucose monitoring devices, that result in the delivery of a dependable flow of blood to deliver sample to the implanted device. The devices comprise a unique microarchitectural arrangement in the sensor region that allows accurate data to be obtained over long periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Shults, Stuart J. Updike, Rathbun K. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 8007443
    Abstract: The present invention includes an asymmetric inductive band that preferably has a conductor affixed from a first edge of a conductor substrate and looped across said substrate. A first and a second section of the conductor preferably is formed having “hairpin-like” features at some or all intermediate endpoints, or pivot locations, at discrete points along the length thereof. In addition, the first and the second section are arranged in an asymmetric relation to each other and, in general, each, of the hairpin-like features do not preferably directly oppose another of said features. The hairpins are preferably connected by a sawtooth shaped conductor that also contributes to the change in self-inductance when stretched, in addition to the apex, or hairpin, shape of the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Compumedics Limited
    Inventor: Richard Newman
  • Patent number: 7949391
    Abstract: A medical device system includes a brain monitoring element, cardiac monitoring element, therapy module and a processor. The processor is configured to activate the therapy module upon detection of a cardiac event in the cardiac signal. The processor is further configured to monitor the brain signal and communicate to the therapy module to change the cardiac triggered therapeutic output to the brain based upon the brain monitoring. A method of treating a person with a neurological disorder is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon E. Giftakis, Nina M. Graves
  • Patent number: 7949392
    Abstract: A medical device system that includes a brain monitoring element, cardiac monitoring element and a processor. The processor is configured to receive a brain signal from the brain monitoring element and a cardiac signal from the cardiac monitoring element. The processor is further configured to compare the brain signal to the cardiac signal. A method of comparing a brain signal to a cardiac signal is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon E. Giftakis, Nina M. Graves
  • Patent number: 7945316
    Abstract: A medical device system for comparing a cardiopulmonary signal to a brain signal. In one embodiment of the invention, a medical device system is provided that includes a brain monitoring element, respiratory monitoring element and a processor. The processor is configured to receive a brain signal from the brain monitoring element and a respiratory signal from the respiratory monitoring element. The processor is further configured to compare the brain signal to the respiratory signal. Methods of comparing a brain signal to a cardiopulmonary signal are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon E. Giftakis, Nina M. Graves
  • Patent number: 7945301
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for the administration of carbon monoxide (CO) to a patient. It allows the safe and effective use of carbon monoxide as a medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Ikaria, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Krebs, Rainer Müllner
  • Patent number: 7927274
    Abstract: A system is provided for monitoring glucose in a host, including a continuous glucose sensor that produces a data stream indicative of a host's glucose concentration and an integrated receiver that receives the data stream from the continuous glucose sensor and calibrates the data stream using a single point glucose monitor that is integral with the integrated receiver. The integrated receiver obtains a glucose value from the single point glucose monitor, calibrates the sensor data stream received from the continuous glucose sensor, and displays one or both of the single point glucose measurement values and the calibrated continuous glucose sensor values on the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Rasdal, James H. Brauker, Paul V. Neale, Peter C. Simpson
  • Patent number: 7901361
    Abstract: A breathing apparatus is provided for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea that optimizes the positive pressure to the airway of a patient. The apparatus is configured to detect flow limitations in the patient airway from an analysis of inspiratory flow waveforms. The airway pressure setting is raised, lowered or maintained depending on whether a flow limitation has been detected and on the previous actions taken by the apparatus. The apparatus may include a blower, a flow sensor, a pressure sensor, a microprocessor, a pressure controller and a nasal fitting. The apparatus is configured to increase the airway pressure when a flow limitation is detected in the airway of the patient and to decrease the airway pressure when a flow limitation is not detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: David M. Rapoport, Robert G. Norman
  • Patent number: RE47407
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measuring a fluid and determining a leak comprising the steps of providing a meter and a meter register coacting with the meter. When a leak is detected, a signal is transmitted from the meter register regarding fluid consumption. The transmitted signal indicates a leak either when the measured flow rate remains a fixed volume over a fixed period of time, or the measured flow rate exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Arad Measuring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Dan Winter
  • Patent number: RE47571
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of transmitting backhaul signals performed by a relay station in a wireless communication system is provided. A relay station performs scheduling with a base station in order to transmit the backhaul signals, and transmitting the backhaul signals to the base station using both resources for downlink transmission and resources for uplink transmission based on the scheduling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Han Byul Seo, Byoung Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: RE47593
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a request for a reliability estimate associated with an ad hoc application. In response to the request, one or more components associated with the ad hoc application and upon which the ad hoc application relies are identified. The method also includes generating a directed graph. The directed graph identifies one or more dependency relationships among the identified components. The method also includes calculating, based at least in part on the directed graph, a reliability estimate for the ad hoc application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Alexander Allen
  • Patent number: RE47598
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a semiconductor system may be disclosed. The semiconductor system according to the one embodiment may include, for example, a plurality of electronic devices and a host apparatus. The host apparatus may simultaneously initialize the plurality of electronic devices in units of group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihisa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: RE47830
    Abstract: Pattern recognition based on associative pattern memory (APM) and properties of cycles generated by finite cellular automata. APM addresses (e.g., positions in a two dimensional array) represent states. Cycles are repeating sequences of addresses. Each state is mapped to a “randomly” selected region within the input pattern. Each feature extracted from this region determines one of many next states. All next states (one for each feature type) and all sampled regions are assigned to each state randomly upon APM initialization. The process progresses from state to state, sampling regions of the pattern until the state-transition sequence repeats (generates a cycle). Each feature pattern is represented by one cycle, however different cycles can be derived from one pattern depending on the initial state. Some embodiments use a refractory period assuring a minimum cycle length, making it likely that any given pattern yields only one cycle independent of the initial state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: BoonLogic, LLC
    Inventor: Larry J. Werth
  • Patent number: RE47857
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a digital broadcast system and a data processing method. A broadcast signal in which mobile service data and main service data are multiplexed is transmitted and received. Then, in a broadcasting receiver, the program table information describing channel information and event information of the mobile service data according to an identifier of an ensemble in which the mobile service data are multiplexed, in the received broadcast signal. And the mobile service data is outputted by using the parsed program table information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jae Hyung Song, In Hwan Choi, Ho Taek Hong, Kook Yeon Kwak, Byoung Gill Kim, Jong Yeul Suh, Jin Pil Kim, Won Gyu Song, Chul Soo Lee, Jin Woo Kim, Hyoung Gon Lee, Joon Hui Lee
  • Patent number: RE47933
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a request for a reliability estimate associated with an ad hoc application. In response to the request, one or more components associated with the ad hoc application and upon which the ad hoc application relies are identified. The method also includes generating a directed graph. The directed graph identifies one or more dependency relationships among the identified components. The method also includes calculating, based at least in part on the directed graph, a reliability estimate for the ad hoc application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Alexander Allen
  • Patent number: RE47937
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, and including a method for providing content. The method comprises receiving a first login request from a first device used by a user, the request being associated with a first anonymous identifier associated with the first device, and determining a user tag for the user, that does not include any personally identifiable information associated with the user. The method further comprises receiving a second login request from a second different device used by the user, the request being associated with a second different anonymous identifier associated with the second different device, and storing an association between the user tag, the first anonymous identifier and the second different anonymous identifier. The method further comprises receiving a request for content from either the first or second different device and providing content in response to the request using the association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vinod Kumar Ramachandran, Ping Wu, Nareshkumar Rajkumar
  • Patent number: RE47952
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, and including a method for providing content. The method comprises receiving a first login request from a first device used by a user, the request being associated with a first anonymous identifier associated with the first device, and determining a user tag for the user, that does not include any personally identifiable information associated with the user. The method further comprises receiving a second login request from a second different device used by the user, the request being associated with a second different anonymous identifier associated with the second different device, and storing an association between the user tag, the first anonymous identifier and the second different anonymous identifier. The method further comprises receiving a request for content from either the first or second different device and providing content in response to the request using the association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vinod Kumar Ramachandran, Ping Wu, Nareshkumar Rajkumar
  • Patent number: RE47985
    Abstract: A system and method for multiple vehicles to be dispatched and routed to multiple destinations, with or without constraints, containing a software core, which uses bounded geographic regions (“BGRs”) and Node Pairs to explicitly optimize, in two dimensions, for user desired dependent variables, by analyzing variance due to standard and user-defined independent variables. The invention stores Node Pair data, and can use error function, feedback, and ANOVA/MANOVA to create a tightly convergent dispatching and navigation solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Right There Ware LLC
    Inventors: John C. Heed, Thomas P. Heed
  • Patent number: RE47996
    Abstract: A control circuit of a surgical device is disclosed. The control circuit includes a first circuit portion coupled to at least one switch operable between an open state and a closed state. The first circuit portion communicates with a surgical generator over a conductor pair to receive a control signal to determine a state of the at least one switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Douglas J. Turner, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Vincent P. Battaglia, Jr.
  • Patent number: RE48039
    Abstract: The present application discloses systems and methods for operating a stimulation prosthesis that contains a command module and a stimulator module that communicate by a data link. The stimulation prosthesis has at least two operating states: a configuration state and a stimulation state. In one embodiment, the stimulation prosthesis may use a communication protocol that is suitable for the current operating state. The risk of unintended transitions between the operating states due to data transmission errors is substantially eliminated. And in accordance with another embodiment, in addition to switching stimulation strategies, the stimulation prosthesis may also switch stimulation data formats to a format that is optimized for the new stimulation strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventor: Brett Swanson