Patents by Inventor Allan Olson

Allan Olson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20080221477
    Abstract: In a method and device for measuring an electrical bio-impedance of a patient at least one impedance measurement signal is generated by a current pulse generator, the signal having at least one asymmetric multiphasic impedance measurement waveform that is asymmetric in term of pulse amplitude and/or pulse width relative to the operating voltage of the current pulse generator. The waveform has a DC component that is substantially equal to zero, and is adapted to the available voltage headroom of an implantable device that contains the current pulse generator. The impedance measurement signal with the aforementioned waveform is applied to a patient and a resulting impedance signal is produced thereby, from which at least one impedance value is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Allan Olson, Louis Wong
  • Patent number: 7398969
    Abstract: A system and method for supplying media to a device. The novel system includes a first tray for holding a first supply of media, a first mechanism including a shaft adapted to feed media from the first tray to the device when the shaft is rotated in a first direction, and a second mechanism for moving the first tray from a first position to a second position when the shaft is rotated in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Luis Elenes, Wesley Schalk, Allan Olson
  • Publication number: 20080132216
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a source telephone receives message data and an identifier of a destination telephone, either from a user interface or from an origin telephone. In response to detecting that the source telephone is not located within a cell, the source telephone selects an intermediate telephone that is connected to the source telephone via a local wireless network. The source telephone then sends a forward request to the intermediate telephone. The forward request includes the message data and the identifier of the destination telephone. In various embodiments, the intermediate telephone is selected if it is located within a cell, if it is moving toward a cell, or if its estimated arrival time at one of the cells is earlier than the estimated arrival time of the source telephone. The forward request instructs the intermediate telephone to forward the message data upon reaching the cell or to another intermediate telephone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Curtis Duane Kronlund, Scott Alan Moore, Gregory Allan Olson
  • Publication number: 20080071881
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products and systems for displaying an advertising image in a Web browser window when the window becomes deactivated or idle for a period of time. The image may replace the Web content previously loaded and displayed in the Web browser window. However, it is desirable for the Web content to remain loaded in memory so that the Web content may be quickly displayed after reactivating the window or detecting user interaction with the window. However, the advertisement preferably remains for a brief delay period after either reactivation or detection of user interaction in order to enhance advertising effectiveness and provide the user with a brief opportunity to read the advertisement, click on a hyperlink for more information, or hold the image for further viewing. After the delay period, the Web content preferably will automatically return to be displayed in the client area of the Web browser window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Curtis Duane Kronlund, Scott Alan Moore, Gregory Allan Olson
  • Publication number: 20080052759
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an instant message is received that includes data, a privacy indication, and an override indication. In an embodiment, if the privacy indication specifies that the data is non-private, then the data is presented. But, if the privacy indication specifies that the data is private, then a privacy notice is presented and the data is hidden until an acknowledgment of the privacy notice is received. The privacy notice may include a prompt for the acknowledgment. In an embodiment, if the privacy indication specifies that the data is private and the override indication allows the privacy indication to be overridden, the data is presented. In another embodiment, if the privacy indication specifies that the data is private, the override indication allows the privacy indication to be overridden, and a time period since a user interface device received input is less than a threshold amount of time, then the data is presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Curtis Duane Kronlund, Scott Alan Moore, Gregory Allan Olson
  • Publication number: 20080010497
    Abstract: In an embodiment, data and a specification of a default logging method are received from an application. If more than a threshold amount of metadata has been collected, then a logging method is selected based on the metadata and rules, and the data is saved via the selected logging method; otherwise, the data is saved via the default logging method. In various embodiments, the metadata describes the data, the performance of the computer system in which the saving is performed, the resources of the computer, or a reason for saving the data. A rule identifies a field in the metadata, a field threshold, and a rule logging method. If a value in the field in the metadata satisfies the field threshold in the rule, then the selected logging method is the rule logging method; otherwise, a different rule is chosen. In this way, an appropriate logging method for logging data may be selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: Curtis Duane Kronlund, Scot Alan Moore, Gregory Allan Olson
  • Publication number: 20070288577
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a send command is received that specifies a reply email, which is a reply to a source email. If the source email includes an answer-required field associated with a question, a determination is made whether the reply email includes an answer associated with the answer-required field. If the reply email includes the answer, then the reply email is sent to a source of the source email, but if the reply email does not include the answer, the reply email is blocked from being sent. In an embodiment, the source email is embedded in the reply email as a replied-to email, the source email includes reply data that is separate from the replied-to email, and the reply data includes the answer and a pointer that identifies the answer-required field. In another embodiment, the answer is embedded in the answer-required field in the replied-to email. In this way, answers may be required to email questions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Curtis Duane Kronlund, Scott Alan Moore, Gregory Allan Olson
  • Publication number: 20070235921
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method and apparatus for advancing a media sheet are shown and described in which a media sheet is urged along a media path toward a first position and a second position. The second position is downstream from the first position along the media path. As a leading edge of the media sheet reaches the first position, the leading edge is prevented from passing the first position for an initial time period while the media sheet is being urged along the media path. As the leading edge reaches the second position, the leading edge is prevented from passing the second position for a subsequent time period while the media sheet is being urged along the media path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Wesley Schalk, Allan Olson
  • Patent number: 7221702
    Abstract: In a transmitter/receiver for bidirectional communication with a transmission medium, the transmitter comprises an amplifier having an input terminal for signals to be transmitted, an output stage with output terminals coupled via resistors to the transmission medium, and a negative feedback circuit connected with its input terminals to the output terminals and with its output terminal to the input terminal of the amplifier. The receiver is connected with first input terminals to the output terminals of the output stage. A current mirror is connected with its input terminal to the input terminal of the amplifier output stage and with its output terminals via resistors across a load. The load is connected across second input terminals of the receiver. The receiver is adapted to extract signals received from the transmission medium by subtracting voltages between said second input terminals from voltages between said first input terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Allan Olson, Torbjorn Randahl
  • Publication number: 20070092620
    Abstract: An extruded, directly expanded, high fiber reduced calorie food product, such as a ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal or sweet or savory snack, is produced at high production rates without substantial loss of extrusion functionality and extrudability by replacing a substantial portion of at least one flour with a gelatinized, enzyme-resistant starch type III ingredient or bulking agent as a reduced-calorie, high fiber flour replacer. The resistant starch type III ingredient or bulking agent contains an enzyme-resistant starch type III having a melting point with an endothermic peak temperature of at least about 140° C., and may have a water-holding capacity of less than 3 grams water per gram of the starch-based bulking agent. The total dietary fiber retention of the gelatinized, starch-based bulking agent may be at least about 90% by weight after the extrusion using a die temperature of least about 100° C., and a die pressure of at least about 150 psig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Jeanny Zimeri, Lynn Haynes, Allan Olson, Vijay Arora, Louise Slade, Harry Levine, Meera Kweon
  • Publication number: 20060286269
    Abstract: A process for grinding edible seeds, such as grain and/or pulses, in a single unit operation in a continuous, short-duration controlled-temperature manner. Grinding may be effected without the need for moving mechanical parts. The granulated product obtained from the grinding treatment is stable to lipid oxidation. It also may be used in preparing instant whole grain food products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Manoj Shah, Andrew McPherson, Kristin Neale, Ramarathna Koka, Allan Olson, Jan Karwowski
  • Publication number: 20060088634
    Abstract: A process for grinding low-moisture processed food in a single unit operation in a continuous, short-duration manner. Grinding may be effected without the need for moving mechanical parts. The granulated food product obtained from the grinding treatment of low-moisture processed food is functionally suitable for re-use in food production lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Applicant: Kraft Foods Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Shah, Nicole Remily, Kenchu Tham, Allan Olson, Phillip Litsas
  • Publication number: 20060083834
    Abstract: A single-stage process for drying and grinding of wet processed food material in a single unit operation in a continuous short duration manner. The granulated food product obtained from the single-stage treatment of wet processed food is suitable for re-use in food production lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Applicant: Kraft Foods Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Shah, Maria Almendarez, Frank Cole, Sarwat Gabriel, David Makowski, Douglas Lehmann, Kenchu Tham, Allan Olson, Philip Litsas
  • Publication number: 20060008562
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing bread crumbs is provided which does not use a conventional staling step. The ingredients of bread dough are mixed together and baked to form bread loaves. The unstated bread is then subjected to a heat conditioning step to create a bread crumb product with qualities similar to bread crumb products produced using a conventional staling step. Thereafter, the bread may be further processed to form smaller bread crumbs, dried, and packaged for sale. As a result, no time-consuming staling step is needed in order to produce a bread crumb product having desirable qualities similar to those of bread crumb products that have been subjected to a conventional staling step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Inventors: Mahesh Padmanabhan, David Richards, Charles Leduc, Manoj Shah, Robert Matthies, Keith Forneck, Patricia Calabrese, Allan Olson, Richard Scelia
  • Publication number: 20050258586
    Abstract: A system and method for 'supplying media to a device. The novel system includes a first tray for holding a first supply of media, a first mechanism including a shaft adapted to feed media from the first tray to the device when the shaft is rotated in a first direction, and a second mechanism for moving the first tray from a first position to a second position when the shaft is rotated in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventors: Luis Elenes, Wesley Schalk, Allan Olson
  • Publication number: 20050063477
    Abstract: In a transmitter/receiver for bidirectional communication with a transmission medium, the transmitter comprises an amplifier having an input terminal for signals to be transmitted, an output stage with output terminals coupled via resistors to the transmission medium, and a negative feedback circuit connected with its input terminals to the output terminals and with its output terminal to the input terminal of the amplifier. The receiver is connected with first input terminals to the output terminals of the output stage. A current mirror is connected with its input terminal to the input terminal of the amplifier output stage and with its output terminals via resistors across a load. The load is connected across second input terminals of the receiver. The receiver is adapted to extract signals received from the transmission medium by subtracting voltages between said second input terminals from voltages between said first input terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventors: Allan Olson, Torbjorn Randahl
  • Patent number: 6757834
    Abstract: To minimize power dissipation in a line driver (3) in a central office (CO) for driving a DSL connection to a network terminal (NT) with a predetermined maximum constellation size, the central office (CO) supplies the line driver (3) with a predetermined supply voltage during a training sequence, and transfers data with a predetermined power spectral density in all available channels. The network terminal (NT) measures the signal-to-noise ratio of each channel, and transfers information to the central office (CO) about channels having signal-to-noise ratios that enable transfer of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Torbjörn Randahl, Albin Johansson, Anders Söderbärg, Tore André, Allan Olson
  • Patent number: 6492709
    Abstract: To compensate for temperature dependent variations and process variations in surface resistance of a main resistor (R1) on a chip (1), one or more compensating resistors (R11, R12. . . R1n) can be connected in series with the first resistor (R1) via normally open switches (SR11, SR12. . . SR1n). The switches are closed to connect one or more of the compensating resistors (R11, R12. . . SR1n) in series with the main resistor (R1) in response to whether the voltage across resistors (R21, R22. . . R2n) produced on the chip (1) in the same process and proportional to the compensating resistors (R11, R12. . . R1n) is higher or lower than a fixed reference voltage (VR3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Allan Olson
  • Publication number: 20010045881
    Abstract: To compensate for temperature dependent variations and process variations in surface resistance of a main resistor (R1) on a chip (1), one or more compensating resistors (R11, R12 . . . R1n) can be connected in series with the first resistor (R1) via normally open switches (SR11, SR12 . . . SR1 n). The switches are closed to connect one or more of the compensating resistors (R11, R12 . . . R1n) in series with the main resistor (R1) in response to whether the voltage across resistors (R21, R22 . . . R2n) produced on the chip (1) in the same process and proportional to the compensating resistors (R11, R12 . . . R1n) is higher or lower than a fixed reference voltage (VR3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventor: Allan Olson
  • Publication number: 20010034851
    Abstract: To minimize power dissipation in a line driver (3) in a central office (CO) for driving a DSL connection to a network terminal (NT) with a predetermined maximum constellation size, the central office (CO) supplies the line driver (3) with a predetermined supply voltage during a training sequence, and transfers data with a predetermined power spectral density in all available channels. The network terminal (NT) measures the signal-to-noise ratio of each channel, and transfers information to the central office (CO) about channels having signal-to-noise ratios that enable transfer of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventors: Torbjorn Randahl, Albin Johansson, Anders Soderbarg, Tore Andre, Allan Olson