Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman, LLP
  • 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: 8347081
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for employing a secure content protection system is disclosed. In one embodiment, a certificate having a unique device identification associated with a first device is received, and, at a second device, a revocation list having unauthorized device identifications is received. The unique device identification is incrementally compared with the unauthorized device identifications of the revocation list, and media content is transmitted from the second device to the first device, if the unique device identification is not matched with the unauthorized device identifications of the revocation list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Silicon Image, Inc.
    Inventors: Hoon Choi, Daekyeung Kim, Wooseung Yang
  • 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: 8347015
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system to synchronize multiple host controllers with non-uniform frame rates. The apparatus includes a first host controller, a second host controller, and logic. The first host controller is configured to access memory at a first frame rate. The second host controller is configured to access the memory at a second frame rate which is different from the first frame rate. The logic is coupled to the first and second host controllers to synchronize the memory accesses of the first and second host controllers at a common frame rate. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Michael N. Derr, Darren L. Abramson, Bryan C. Doucette, Karthi R. Vadivelu
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 8347293
    Abstract: Multiple domains are created for processes of a storage server. The processes are capable of execution on a plurality of processors in the storage server. The domains include a first domain, which includes multiple threads that can execute processes in the first domain in parallel, to service data access requests. A data set managed by the storage server is logically divided into multiple subsets, and each of the subsets is assigned to exactly one of the threads in the first domain, for processing of data access requests directed to the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Network Appliance, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Lango, Robert M. English, Yasuhiro Endo, Mehul S. Shah, William P. McGovern
  • Patent number: 8344478
    Abstract: Inductors and methods for integrated circuits that result in inductors of a size compatible with integrated circuits, allowing the fabrication of inductors, with or without additional circuitry on a first wafer and the bonding of that wafer to a second wafer without wasting of wafer area. The inductors in the first wafer are comprised of coils formed by conductors at each surface of the first wafer coupled to conductors in holes passing through the first wafer. Various embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Ellul, Khanh Tran, Edward Martin Godshalk, Albert Bergemont
  • 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: 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: 8347177
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed wherein a user equipment (UE) receives control information on a first channel and uses the control information to process a second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nader Bolourchi, Stephen E. Terry, Stephen G. Dick
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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