Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.
  • Patent number: 8352840
    Abstract: The invention relates to improving the performance of sequence-based soft-output decoders using event cleanup processing, wherein combinations of potential error events are evaluated using an error detection code (EDC) to select events that produce a modified set of decisions that has no EDC detectable errors. The event cleanup method and associated event cleanup decoder enable to significantly improve the error rate performance of sequence-based decoders and/or significantly improve decoding efficiency compared to other known error cleanup methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, As Represented by The Minister of Industry, Through The Commincations Research Centre Canada
    Inventors: Stewart Crozier, Kenneth Gracie
  • Patent number: 8350542
    Abstract: A stepwise voltage ramp generator includes a tank capacitor, a terminal of which is coupled to a reference potential to be charged with a voltage ramp. A transistor couples the tank capacitor to a supply line. A diode-connected transistor, biased with a bias current is coupled to the transistor to form a current mirror. A by-pass switch is electrically coupled in parallel to the diode-connected transistor, and is controlled by a PWM timing signal, the duty-cycle of which determines a mean slope of the generated voltage ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.R.L.
    Inventors: Diego Armaroli, Davide Betta, Marco Ferrari, Roberto Trabattoni
  • Patent number: 8352781
    Abstract: The system and method are for efficient detection and restoration of data storage array defects. The system may include a data storage subsystem, wherein the data storage subsystem includes a data storage array, read-write logic coupled to the data storage array, a parity generator for producing and storing check data during write operations to the data storage array and generating check data during read operations on the data storage array, and a parity checker for verifying the stored check data with generated check data and identifying defective data read-write elements during read operations on the data storage array. The subsystem may further include a Built-in Self Test (BIST) generator operating only on the identified defective data read-write elements for determining defective data storage elements in the defective data read-write elements, and a restoration mechanism for restoring the valid operation of data access elements containing the defective data storage elements in the data storage array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics International N.V.
    Inventors: Akhil Garg, Prashant Dubey
  • Patent number: 8353006
    Abstract: A communications system for an aircraft carrying personnel having personal electronic devices (PEDs) includes a wireless access device in the aircraft for the PEDs, and an aircraft server in the aircraft cooperating with the wireless access device for determining airborne validation of a ground server address entered via a corresponding PED. An air-to-ground transceiver in the aircraft cooperates with the aircraft server for communicating over an air-to-ground interface the airborne validated ground server address. A ground server on the ground receives the airborne validated ground server address over the air-to-ground interface, determines ground validation of the airborne validated ground server address, and provides ground access for the corresponding PED for which the entered ground server address has both airborne and ground validation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Livetv, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Lynch, Josh Patterson, Brandon Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8348329
    Abstract: A cover for pickup trucks includes a cover with a structure formed by laterals, a front part, a rear part from tubes and/or profiles that form its shape and design. Finish pieces from plastic, metal and/or the like that change the shape and the design can be arranged on the tubes, profiles, and/or the like. The cover is complemented by glass, windows, doors and/or the like, has headlamps, either retractable or non-retractable, and/or the like, and racks and/or like retractables, an air deflector, and a rear wiper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Rubens Fernando Soldatelli
  • Patent number: 8351926
    Abstract: A flight information communication system has a plurality of RF direct sequence spread spectrum ground data links that link respective aircraft-resident subsystems, in each of which a copy of its flight performance data is stored, with airport-located subsystems. The airport-located subsystems are coupled by way communication paths, such as land line telephone links, to a remote flight operations control center. At the flight operations control center, flight performance data downlinked from plural aircraft parked at different airports is analyzed. In addition, the flight control center may be employed to direct the uploading of in-flight data files, such as audio, video and navigation files from the airport-located subsystems to the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Wright, James J. Ziarno
  • Patent number: 8351894
    Abstract: A mobile wireless communications device may include a housing, a wireless transceiver carried by the housing, and a display carried by the housing. The mobile wireless communications device may further include a non-visual indicator carried by the housing, and an orientation sensor carried by the housing. A controller may be carried by the housing, and coupled to the wireless transceiver and the display to perform at least one mobile wireless communications function. The controller may also be switchable to a stabilization mode to activate the non-visual indicator based upon the orientation sensor sensing relative angular movement beyond a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Greg Fields, David Dougall
  • Patent number: 8351965
    Abstract: A wireless communications system may include a plurality of wireless communications networks and a plurality of mobile wireless communications devices for sending and receiving wireless electronic mail (email) messages over the wireless communications networks. The system may further include a resource deployment server for storing a plurality of resource deployment packages (RDPs), where each RDP includes deployment content and deployment instructions therefor relating to sending and receiving email messages. The resource deployment server may also be for dynamically deploying RDPs to the wireless communications networks to update deployment content thereof based upon the respective deployment instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Nathan Provo
  • Patent number: 8351854
    Abstract: A mobile wireless communications device includes a housing and a circuit board carried by the housing and including Radio Frequency (RF) circuitry and a processor carried by the housing and operative with each other. A Near Field Communications (NFC) circuit is positioned on the circuit board and operative with the processor for communicating in accordance with the NFC communication protocol. A touch activated sensor is supported by the housing and operative for enabling operation of the NFC circuit when touched to establish NFC communications from the communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Vahid Moosavi
  • Patent number: 8351927
    Abstract: A flight information communication system has a plurality of RF direct sequence spread spectrum ground data links that link respective aircraft-resident subsystems, in each of which a copy of its flight performance data is stored, with airport-located subsystems. The airport-located subsystems are coupled by way communication paths, such as land line telephone links, to a remote flight operations control center. At the flight operations control center, flight performance data downlinked from plural aircraft parked at different airports is analyzed. In addition, the flight control center may be employed to direct the uploading of in-flight data files, such as audio, video and navigation files from the airport-located subsystems to the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Wright, James J. Ziarno
  • Patent number: 8352628
    Abstract: A method is for transferring data from a source target to a destination target in a network. The method includes sending at least one request packet for the destination target, with the request packet containing information relating to a first address where data are located and a second address where data are to be stored. Moreover, at least one transaction request is sent to the source target, with the read request being elaborated from information contained in the request packet. The source target transfers the data located at the first address to the second address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics SA
    Inventors: Giuseppe Maruccia, Riccardo Locatelli, Lorenzo Pieralisi, Marcello Coppola
  • Patent number: 8348092
    Abstract: The invention discloses a recycling bin cover comprising a base member engageable with a periphery of a recycling bin's open top; a frame having a plurality of frame members extending upwardly from the base member toward an imaginary apex; a curtain supported on and forming a sidewall extending around the frame; a flap forming an openable sidewall in the curtain; an opening positioned on the curtain and dimensioned to accept materials for recycling into the bin; and one or more lifting members connected to the base member, to the frame, or to both, and extending to form a handle above the recycling bin cover. Also included is a method of advertising by displaying a collegiate or sports emblem on the recycling bin cover disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Augusto Lopez-Torres, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8347425
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a shower attachment capable of affixing to a standard residential or commercial shower enclosure. The shower attachment uses existing plumbing to supply pressurized water to a water intake, which in turn feeds a vertical assembly. The vertical assembly includes a stabilizing rod having a top end and corresponding back end. A pivot arm having a first portion and corresponding second portion connects to the stabilizing rod. A detachable shower wand is positioned at the second portion of the pivot arm, which is capable of receiving pressurized water from the water intake. In addition, a horizontal assembly connects to the bottom end of the shower attachment to secure the device to the shower enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Edgar L. Bronstein
  • Patent number: 8352548
    Abstract: A communications system may include an application server and at least one communications device for processing requests from one another. The communications device may process requests using an HTTP client application, for example. Furthermore, the system may also include an HTTP server for interfacing the HTTP client application with the application server. The HTTP server and the HTTP client application may format requests to be communicated therebetween via the Internet in an HTTP format, and each may provide additional state information with the HTTP formatted requests recognizable by the other for authenticating the application server and the HTTP client application to one another. Furthermore, the HTTP client application may request a first universal resource locator (URL) from the HTTP server for accepting work requests from the application server, and a second URL different from the first URL for responding to work requests from the application server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Teamon Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 8345780
    Abstract: A wireless communication system may include first and second wireless communications devices communicating with one another via a wireless communications link having a settable link characteristic. The first and second wireless communications devices may include respective first and second wireless transceivers and respective first and second controllers coupled thereto. The first controller may be for detecting received interference, for determining a type of the interference from among interference types comprising wideband interference and narrowband interference, and for setting the settable link characteristic to compensate for the interference based upon the interference type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: David Chauncey, Mitel Kuliner, Elias Theodorou
  • Patent number: 8346199
    Abstract: A mobile wireless communications device includes a housing and circuit board in the housing and having radio frequency (RF) circuitry and a power amplifier and microphone mounted thereon. An antenna is carried within the housing and operative with the RF circuitry. An RF shield surrounds and isolates the microphone from the RF circuitry, power amplifier and antenna and shields the microphone from radiated energy generated from the RF circuitry, antenna or power amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Corrigan, George Soliman Mankaruse, Lizhong Zhu
  • Patent number: 8345669
    Abstract: In accordance with a non-limiting example, the system and method places a call from a first call device used by a party A to a second call device such as used by a party B by routing the call from the first call device into a communications server that establishes an internet protocol (IP) call between the communications server and the second call device. A third call device such as used by a party C monitors the second call device. A first SIP invite command is sent from the third call device to the communications server as a pick-up call instruction for the call to the second call device when it has not answered the call from the first call device. A second SIP invite command is sent between the third call device and communications server and the call is transferred from the second call device to the third call device to establish a communications session between first and third call entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Adtran, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashley Armstrong, Jason Amos
  • Patent number: 8347055
    Abstract: A method may defrag a memory for an IC card having a plurality of files stored in memory portions, each file including respective links to one or more other files. The method may include detecting a start address of a first free memory portion of the memory, detecting an address of a memory portion following the start address and storing one file to be moved, detecting files including links to the address of the file to be moved, moving the file to be moved to the start address of the first free memory portion, updating the links to point at the start address, and repeating the above steps until at least two free memory portions following the moved files are separated by one or more of files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Incard S.A.
    Inventor: Saverio Donatiello
  • Patent number: 8346893
    Abstract: A mobile wireless communications device includes a processor cooperating with a wireless transceiver for displaying on a display a linking web page including a plurality of introductory content portions of linked web articles having hyperlinks associated therewith. User selection of a corresponding hyperlink for a given linked web article is permitted via at least one input device. Content of the given linked web article is searched to determine a remaining content portion after the introductory content portion. At least part of the remaining content portion is displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Chris Wormald
  • Patent number: 8347340
    Abstract: A video file system for an aircraft carrying a person having a personal electronic device (PED) for displaying video files includes a ground-based video server and an aircraft-based video system. The ground-based video server stores video files, with each video file being updatable from an available status to an unavailable status. The aircraft-based video system copies video files from the ground-based video server while the aircraft is on the ground. A determination is made, via communications with the ground-based video server and while the aircraft is airborne, whether a given video file has been updated from the available status to the unavailable status. The PED is permitted to display the given video file if it has the available status, and is not permitted to display the given video file if it has the unavailable status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Livetv, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Lynch, Michael G Moeller