Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman, LLP
  • Patent number: 8346760
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention provides a method comprising determining metadata encoded in instructions of a stored program; and executing the stored program based on the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hong Wang, John Shen, Ali-Reza Adl-Tabatabai, Anwar Ghuloum
  • Patent number: 8344452
    Abstract: An MOS transistor formed on a heavily doped substrate is described. Metal gates are used in low temperature processing to prevent doping from the substrate from diffusing into the channel region of the transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nick Lindert, Justin K. Brask, Andrew Westmeyer
  • Patent number: 8345609
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention involves a method for selecting an infrastructure mode wireless channel for a tier-2 wireless node of a plurality of wireless nodes forming a wireless mesh network. The method comprises a first operation of receiving information from at least one neighboring node. Then, the first wireless node determines if a collision has occurred with the at least one neighboring node, where the collision is an overlapping of wireless channels selected by the first node and the at least one neighboring node. If a collision has occurred, the first wireless node compares its network degree, iterative count, and MAC address (progressively in that order) with that of its neighboring node to determine which of the first wireless node or the at least one neighboring node is responsible for re-selecting a different wireless channel from a set of non-overlapping wireless channels that are available to the wireless mesh network. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Patil, Xiangpeng Jing, Aixin Liu, Djung N. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8347285
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to attempting to maintain and/or repair the embedded software components of a computer and, more specifically, to attempting to maintain and/or repair the embedded software components of a server utilizing a service processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Branch, Joshua Boelter
  • Patent number: 8346897
    Abstract: A method and system for software deployment or maintenance where procedures for software installation or maintenance are defined by a skilled individual; site-specific or confidential information is separated from operating system native commands; parameterized commands referencing a hierarchy of variables are acquired by another individual; site-specific or confidential information of the other individual is combined with parameterized commands; new operating system native commands are generated; and, the new operating system native commands are execute on a computing system to reproduce the procedures for software installation or maintenance originally defined by the skilled individual. The software deployment or maintenance procedures originally defined by the skilled individual may be applied to any number of computing systems maintained by any number of other individuals without the skilled individual's further involvement in the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Jon Jaroker
  • Patent number: 8345629
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for transmitting data in a network (e.g., a relay network). In one embodiment, the method comprises performing pre-transmission of a packet to hops to enable the base station and the plurality of hops to transmit the packet synchronously to one or more mobile stations in the wireless communication system; and performing one or more re-transmissions of the packet at a first set of one or more hops in the system during a delay due to pre-transmissions at a second set of one or more hops in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Ismail Guvenc, Moo Ryong Jeong, Fujio Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8346290
    Abstract: Techniques are described that can be used to determine a transmitter power level of a mobile station at cell edge. To determine transmitter power level, the technique considers at least a balance of power transmitted by mobile stations near cell edge and power transmitted by mobile stations closer to cell center, target mean received power by the base station from mobile stations near center cell, target mean power transmitted from cell edge mobile stations, signal-to-interference-power ratio between signals transmitted from base stations of different cells to the mobile station at cell edge, and channel gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ali Taha Koc, Shilpa Talwar, Changho Suh
  • Patent number: 8345132
    Abstract: A color image sensor is disclosed. The color image sensor includes a pixel array including a color filter array (“CFA”) overlaying an array of photo-sensors for acquiring a color image. The CFA includes first color filter elements of a first color overlaying a first group of the photo-sensors and second color filter elements of a second color overlaying a second group of the photo-sensors. The first color filter elements contribute to a first color channel of the color image and the second color filter elements contribute to a second color channel of the color image. The color image sensor further includes a color combiner unit coupled to combine the first color channel with the second color channel to generate a third color channel of the color image based on the first and second color channels. An output port is coupled to the pixel array to output the color image having three color channels including the first, second, and third color channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsin-Chih Tai, Yin Qian, Duli Mao, Vincent Venezia
  • Patent number: 8346214
    Abstract: A method of acquiring telecommunications service is disclosed. The method comprises listening to a wireless signal from a wireless network and decoding a country code from the wireless signal. The method further comprises selecting a subscriber identity based at least in part on the country code of the wireless signal and acquiring wireless service from the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Jasper Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Jahangir Mohammed
  • Patent number: 8344418
    Abstract: A group III chalcogenide layer for interfacing a high-k dielectric to a III-V semiconductor surface and methods of forming the same. A III-V QWFET includes a gate stack which comprises a high-K gate dielectric layer disposed on an interfacial layer comprising a group III chalcogenide. In an embodiment, a III-V semiconductor surface comprising a native oxide is sequentially exposed to TMA and H2S provided in an ALD process to remove substantially all the native oxide and form an Al2S3 layer on the semiconductor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Willy Rachmady, Marko Radosavljevic, Gilbert Dewey, Robert S. Chau
  • Patent number: 8345060
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique for providing color corrected images to a user over a network. In particular, the present invention allows multiple image providers to provide color corrected images to a user when the user's computer and its associated devices are not calibrated and/or characterized, or the calibration and/or characterization data is not available over the network to the image providers. This abstract is provided for the sole purpose of complying with the rules requiring an abstract to allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure contained herein. This abstract is submitted with the express understanding that it will not be used to interpret or to limit the scope or the meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Verisign, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Hilliard, Cornelis P. van Prooijen, Peter G. Engeldrum, Jean-Pierre Huber, Thomas L. Strother, Peter A Bernard, Joel A Warwick, Keith Ball, James E Deutch, Tamara C. Baker
  • Patent number: 8347072
    Abstract: A processor capable of secure execution. The processor contains an execution unit and secure partition logic that secures a partition in memory. The processor also contains cryptographic logic coupled to the execution unit that encrypts and decrypts secure data and code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Millind Mittal
  • Patent number: 8347270
    Abstract: A computer-implemented software self-assembled system and method for providing an external override and monitoring capability to dynamically self-assembling software containing machines that self-assemble execution sequences and data structures. The method provides an external override machine that can be introduced into a system of self-assembling machines while the machines are executing such that the functionality of the executing software can be changed or paused without stopping the code execution and modifying the existing code. Additionally, a monitoring machine can be introduced without stopping code execution that can monitor specified code execution functions by designated machines and communicate the status to an output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Ann M. Bouchard, Gordon C. Osbourn
  • Patent number: 8345005
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mini joystick including a handle which can be moved in relation to a body, in rotation along at least two axes of rotation. According to the invention, such a mini-joystick includes a Hall effect movement detection set including at least one first element interdependent in rotation with said handle and at least one second element fixed in relation to said body, said elements belonging to the group including the sensors and the magnets, delivering at least one item of information regarding the position of said handle, and detection means for detecting at least one push applied onto an upper part of said handle, able to deliver at least one item of control information when a push is applied, whatever the position of said handle in relation to said body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Guillemot Corporation S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Yves Jaouen
  • Patent number: 8344824
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an asymmetric power divider. The asymmetric power divider includes a power dividing unit, a first matching network, and a second matching network. The power dividing unit supplies different amounts of power to a carrier amplifier and a peaking amplifier, which are connected in parallel. The first matching network is connected between the power dividing unit and the carrier amplifier so as to perform impedance matching between the power dividing unit and the carrier amplifier. The second matching network is connected between the power dividing unit and the peaking amplifier so as to perform impedance matching between the power dividing unit and the peaking amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yu Sin Kim, Song Cheol Hong, Sang Hyun Baek, Youn Suk Kim
  • Patent number: 8345887
    Abstract: A digital audio signal processor uses a matrix transform to produce a multi-channel synthetic reverberation signal based on variably-delayed versions of an input signal. The matrix transform outputs are mixed with the inputs to the signal delaying mechanisms, and some of the outputs are further processed to create the reverberation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
    Inventor: Laurent M. Betbeder
  • Patent number: 8347298
    Abstract: Disclosed is a distributed control method of cooperatively allowing a control strategy for satisfying a constraint on an aggregated resource and simultaneously achieving or maintaining a performance of a system to be determined in a real-time manner by any one of a plurality of entities which have the highest need for the resource at any given time, without providing a specified management entity. The proposed method or “card game scheme” of the present invention is designed to dynamically carry out a function of satisfying a constraint on an aggregate resource and simultaneously achieving or maintaining a performance of the entire system, based on a distributed control with high flexibility, wherein an “agent”, i.e., a software having a function of performing autonomous determination and control, is set in each of the entities, to allow the entities to dynamically take turns to perform a processing of determining a strategy for resource allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
    Inventors: Junichiro Kawaguchi, Osamu Mori, Yuichi Tsuda, Koji Nakaya
  • Patent number: 8343394
    Abstract: Crystalline alumina particles are intimately mixed with a gaseous fuel, air and oxygen. The mixture is then ignited in a torch. Such blending of the powder with the combustible gas allows the alumina particles to be immediately heated to above their melting temperature and allows the particles to form into spheres. The spheres are then rapidly cooled to ambient temperature, providing high purity micron-sized polymorphic alumina spheres without the use of additives or special treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Gap Engineering LLC
    Inventors: Gerard E. Parker, Andrew P. Parker
  • Patent number: 8347265
    Abstract: A method of exposing the functionality of an application in a command interface includes generating a command line interpreter (“CLI”) from a component of an application. The application's components are used to automatically generate the CLI to interpret commands to access the functionality of the application. The generated CLI parses, maps, and dispatches the commands and any associated arguments in accordance with the application's components. Application metadata is used to modify the generated CLI to customize the exposure of the functionality of the application in the command interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Network Appliance, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Sirianni
  • Patent number: 8342153
    Abstract: Digital fuel injector, injection and hydraulic valve actuation module and engine and high pressure pump methods and apparatus primarily for diesel engines. The digital fuel injectors have a plurality of intensifier actuation pistons allowing a selection of up to seven intensified fuel pressures. The disclosed engine operating methods include using at least one cylinder for a compression cylinder for providing compressed intake air to at least one combustion cylinder. A pressure sensor in each combustion cylinder may be used to indicate temperature in the combustion cylinder to limit combustion temperatures to below temperatures at which substantial NOX is generated. A re-burn cycle may be used to complete the burning of hydrocarbons, providing a very low emission engine. A compression cylinder may be provided with a pump actuated by the piston in the compression cylinder. Various aspects and embellishments of the invention are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sturman Digital Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Oded Eddie Sturman