Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman, LLP
  • Patent number: 8339796
    Abstract: Disclosed is an embedded printed circuit board, in which electronic devices having different thicknesses can be embedded together, thus achieving highly dense electronic devices, and when electronic devices having considerably different thicknesses are embedded, two electronic devices which are comparatively thinner can be embedded in a perpendicular direction, thus reducing an embedding area and suppressing warping of the printed circuit board, and an insulating member the thickness of which is variably adjusted is interposed between base substrates, so that spaces between the electronic devices are completely filled therewith, thus solving the problem of void defects, resulting in reliable printed circuit boards, and, when a base substrate includes a core made of metal, the printed circuit board can less warp. Also a method of manufacturing the embedded printed circuit board is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sang Chul Lee, Jung Soo Byun, Jin Seon Park, Doo Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 8340153
    Abstract: A hybrid orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) and method are disclosed. A WTRU includes a transmitter and a receiver. The receiver processes received data to recover data mapped to the subcarriers using OFDMA. The receiver recovers first input data by separating user data from multi-user spread data and recovers second input data from non-spread data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yingming Tsai, Guodong Zhang, Jung-Lin Pan
  • Patent number: 8339325
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless energy transmission structure which includes a disc part including a first conductor plate and a second conductor plate which are spaced to face each other and a dielectric material inserted between the first conductor plate and the second conductor plate, and generating an electric field between the first conductor plate and the second conductor plate; and a ring-shaped wire part one end of which is connected to the first conductor plate and the other end of which is connected to the second conductor plate, and having a meta structure in which a plurality of meta cells is repetitively arranged so as to induce a magnetic field using the electric field, so that the wireless energy transmission structure is reduced in size and is improved in transmission distance and transmission efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd., Soongsil University Research Consortium Techno-Park
    Inventors: Jae Won Choi, Chul Hun Seo, Chong Min Lee, Du Won Jung, Yang Hyun Kim, Eung Ju Kim, Kwang Du Lee, Jung Ho Yoon, Jeong Hoon Kim, Sang Hoon Hwang, Chul Gyun Park, Jung Aun Lee
  • Patent number: 8340705
    Abstract: Methods of camping on a hybrid cell and checking access priority and devices therefor are provided. The service of a CSG user is preferably guaranteed by adjusting a UE's camping right and a passing probability of an access priority checking according to the user's contracted characteristic and limit access information of a hybrid cell Node B. At the same time, the initial access delay of a non-CSG user is reduced, the initial access efficiency of the non-CSG user is improved, and the network resource and the UE's power are saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Liu Liu, Xiaoming She, Lan Chen, Yixue Lei, Mikio Iwamura
  • Patent number: 8340312
    Abstract: An audio host device has an electrical interface having a speaker contact, a microphone contact, and a reference contact. The reference contact is shared by a microphone and a speaker. The reference contact is also directly coupled to a power return plane of the audio host device. A difference amplifier is provided, having a cold input and a hot input. The hot input is coupled to the microphone contact. A variable attenuator circuit is also provided having an input coupled to receive a signal from a sense point for the reference contact, and an output coupled to the cold input of the difference amplifier. A controller has an output coupled to control the variable attenuator. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Johnson, Lawrence F. Heyl
  • Patent number: 8340581
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for removing unwanted noise by a radio frequency identification (RFID) interrogator are provided. The interrogator transmits a transmitted signal while receiving a received signal. The received signal can include backscatter modulated signals from one or more RFID tags, as well as unmodulated reflections of the transmitted signal from the environment. The unmodulated reflections are undesirable and may make tag signal extraction difficult. A canceling signal is summed with the received signal to cancel or reduce the unmodulated reflections prior to tag signal extraction. In a specific embodiment, a phase shifted, amplitude adjusted reflection of the transmit signal is used by a directional coupler as the canceling signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Alien Technology Corporation
    Inventor: John Stephen Smith
  • Patent number: 8336188
    Abstract: Methods and systems, in one embodiment, are described related to a chuck with a plurality of vacuum grooves on a surface. Each single vacuum groove of the plurality of vacuum grooves has a single port connected with a single vacuum line coupled to a vacuum source. The single vacuum line is not shared with another groove and a restriction is applied to the single vacuum line in order to isolate each single vacuum groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: FormFactor, Inc.
    Inventors: Bjorn Monteen, Kuan Yong Ho
  • Patent number: 8340397
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and a method extensible for performing, in real-time, stereo snatching for calculating depth images with a result of searching for points of similarity by using images taken with two cameras. The system includes a coordinate creating module, a census transform module, a delay XOR calculation module, a stereo matching module, and a control module. Accordingly, by using the system extensible for performing stereo matching, depth information of corrected images can be acquired in real-time without using computer systems or software programs for special purposes. Furthermore, since the system extensible for performing stereo matching can be simply realized by hardware, the system and the method of the present invention can be easily applied to actual intellectual-type robots, industrial settings, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sungkyunkwan University Foundation For Corporate Collaboration
    Inventors: Jae Wook Jeon, Seung Hun Jin, Jung Uk Cho, Sung Kee Park, Munsang Kim, Kyoung Mu Lee, Jong Eun Byun
  • Patent number: 8341445
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for intelligent power management for low power link states. Some embodiments include methods, apparatuses, and systems for a device coupled to a controller via a link; a link power management engine to alter a power state of the link based on a transaction and some knowledge of future transactions between the device and the controller; and a memory or logic to store the link power management engine. In some embodiments, the memory stores information about at least one of the following: the power state of the link, the device buffering, the controller or device state or a history of transactions. In some embodiments, the device is a peripheral of a computer system. In some embodiments, the method may include transitioning the device to various link states. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Barnes Cooper, Jaya L. Jeyaseelan, Robert E. Gough
  • Patent number: 8338856
    Abstract: A backside illuminated (“BSI”) complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (“CMOS”) image sensor includes a photosensitive region disposed within a semiconductor layer and a stress adjusting layer. The photosensitive region is sensitive to light incident on a backside of the BSI CMOS image sensor to collect an image charge. The stress adjusting layer is disposed on a backside of the semiconductor layer to establish a stress characteristic that encourages photo-generated charge carriers to migrate towards the photosensitive region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsin-Chih Tai, Howard E. Rhodes, Wei Zheng, Vincent Venezia, Yin Qian, Duli Mao
  • Patent number: 8338714
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a heat-radiating substrate. The heat-radiating substrate includes: a metal core layer; a first insulating layer that is formed on one side or both sides of the metal core layer, includes a bather layer contacting with the metal core layer, first and second pores having different diameters, and a porous layer connected with the bather layer; a first circuit layer that is embedded in the first insulating layer, filled in the second pores of the porous layer, and connected to the sides of the second pores; and a second insulating layer that is formed on the porous layer of the first insulating layer. Further, in the heat-radiating substrate of the present embodiment, the first circuit layer is partially filled in the second pores and the second insulating layer is filled in the second pores to make a plane the first insulating layer. In addition, disclosed is a method of manufacturing the heat-radiating substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Eun Kang, Hye Sook Shin, Ki Ho Seo
  • Patent number: 8339762
    Abstract: A method of actuator coil temperature control for actuators that are not continuously operated, wherein when an actuation current is not being applied to the actuator coil, a) sensing a parameter indicative of the resistance of the actuator coil as an indication of the temperature of the actuator coil, b) if the sensed parameter indicates the temperature of the actuator coil is below a first predetermined limit, then initiating a series of successive actuation current pulses to the actuator coil, each actuation current pulse being terminated before actuation of the actuator occurs, and c) periodically repeating a) and b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sturman Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher North
  • Patent number: 8341611
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus that execute a parallel computing program in a programming language for a parallel computing architecture are described. The parallel computing program is stored in memory in a system with parallel processors. The system includes a host processor, a graphics processing unit (GPU) coupled to the host processor and a memory coupled to at least one of the host processor and the GPU. The parallel computing program is stored in the memory to allocate threads between the host processor and the GPU. The programming language includes an API to allow an application to make calls using the API to allocate execution of the threads between the host processor and the GPU. The programming language includes host function data tokens for host functions performed in the host processor and kernel function data tokens for compute kernel functions performed in one or more compute processors, e.g. GPUs or CPUs, separate from the host processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aaftab Munshi, Jeremy Sandmel
  • Patent number: 8339942
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, in response to at least one of a link failure and node failure of a protected label switched path (LSP), network traffic is switched onto a protection path according to a fast re-reroute (FRR) scheme. A HELLO session is established with the remote node that is not immediately adjacent to the network element, including exchanging one or more HELLO messages with the remote node, each HELLO message having a time-to-live (TTL) value of greater than one if IP forwarding is used. The TTL value of the HELLO message is set to one if the HELLO message is sent via tunnel. In response to a request to restart, a resource reservation protocol (RSVP) traffic engineering (TE) graceful restart (GR) procedure is performed using information obtained from the one or more HELLO messages exchanged with the remote node during the HELLO session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Hua Autumn Liu, Venkatesan Pradeep, Sriganesh Kini
  • Patent number: 8338813
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a substrate, a heater formed on the substrate, and a phase-change layer formed on the heater. The heater comprises a heater layer and first and second electrodes electrically coupled to the heater layer. A process comprising forming a heater on a substrate and forming a phase-change layer on the heater. The heater comprises a heater layer and first and second electrodes electrically coupled to the heater layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Qing Ma, Valluri R. Rao, Tsung-Kuan Allen Chou
  • Patent number: 8341369
    Abstract: In accordance with disclosed embodiments, there are provided methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing hardware of a virtualized processor based system detecting a specified type of memory access to an identified region of memory and in response to the detecting generating an interrupt for a virtual machine monitor (VMM) of the virtualized processor based system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Uday Savagaonkar, Travis T. Schluessler, Hormuzd Khosravi, Ravi Sahita, Gayathri Nagabhushan, David Durham
  • Patent number: 8341165
    Abstract: Extensible Markup Language (XML) data is represented as a list of structures with each structure in the list representing an aspect of the XML. A set of frequently used elements is extracted from the list of structure representation and stored in packed vectors. The packed vector representation allows Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) instructions to be used directly on the XML data to increase the speed at which the XML data may be searched while minimizing the memory needed to store the XML data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin J. Jones
  • Patent number: 8335314
    Abstract: A method and system to increase the security of messages transmitted over an otherwise unsecured network. A secure channel is established in a normal manner over the network. A demodularization module on the sender sends a demodularization method to the intended receiver over the secure channel. The sender encodes a message definition and message data separately consistent with the demodularization method. The message definition and message key is sent over the secure channel as one transmission and the message data with the message key is sent as separate transmissions over the secure channel. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Robert Heidasch
  • Patent number: 8334658
    Abstract: A controller for use in a light emitting diode (LED) driver is disclosed. An example controller includes an input circuit coupled to receive an ac input signal from an ac source. A dimmer disabler circuit is included and is coupled to be responsive to the input circuit to detect an absence of a portion of an ac half cycle the ac input signal for one or more consecutive ac half cycles from the ac input signal. A regulator circuit is included and is coupled to control a switching of a switch to regulate a transfer of energy from the ac input signal to a LED load to be coupled to an output of the LED driver. The dimmer disabler circuit is coupled to disable the regulator circuit from switching the switch in response to the detection of the absence of the portion of the ac half cycle from the ac input signal for the one or more consecutive ac half cycles from the ac input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Power Integrations, Inc.
    Inventor: Balu Balakrishnan
  • Patent number: 8336033
    Abstract: A system and method are provided to generate a hierarchical tree representing stack traces. In one embodiment, stack trace elements in a plurality of stack traces relating to profiling of an application executing at a first virtual machine are identified, the stack trace elements relating to profiling events being detected during the profiling of the application. The identified stack trace elements are sorted as one of parent elements; parent/child elements, or child elements based on a number of times a stack trace element has appeared in the plurality of stack traces and its relationship with other elements in the plurality of stack traces. A tree having nodes to represent the stack trace elements is created such that that the child elements branch from the parent/child elements or the parent elements, and the parent/child elements branch from the parent elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Ralf Schmelter, Michael Wintergerst, Arno Zeller