Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman, LLP
  • 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: 8339991
    Abstract: A device performs a self-configure process for operations in a managed network to allocate a network address for the device by determining if the device will operate as a gateway of the managed network, obtaining a network address for communication with external devices outside of the managed network in response to determining that the device will operate as a gateway, scanning for neighbor devices operating in the managed network and maintaining a database of neighbor devices located in the scanning, and selecting a managed network to join based on the database of neighbor devices in response to determining that the device will operate as a node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Meraki, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjit Biswas, John Bicket
  • Patent number: 8340228
    Abstract: A spread signal is produced having an adjustable spread spectrum. A data signal is provided for transmission. The data signal is processed to have a first spread spectrum. The processed first spread spectrum data signal is filtered to have one out of a plurality of spread spectrums. The filtering capable of producing a signal having a spread spectrum of any of the plurality of spread spectrums. The filtered one spread spectrum data signal is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Gary R Lomp
  • Patent number: 8340279
    Abstract: An adaptive interference cancellation system is described. In one example the system operates by receiving a data signal using a DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) and receiving a reference signal, the reference signal corresponding, in part, to noise on the data signal. The reference signal is classified and a noise cancellation signal is applied to the data signal based on the classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Inc.
    Inventors: Sumanth Jagannathan, Chiang-yu Chen, John Cioffi
  • 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: 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: 8341614
    Abstract: Methods, software media, compilers and programming techniques are described for creating copyable stack-based closures, such as a block, for languages which allocate automatic or local variables on a stack memory structure. In one exemplary method, a data structure of the block is first written to the stack memory structure, and this may be the automatic default operation, at run-time, for the block; then, a block copy instruction, added explicitly (in one embodiment) by a programmer during creation of the block, is executed to copy the block to a heap memory structure. The block includes a function pointer that references a function which uses data in the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Blaine Garst, Jr., William Bumgarner, Fariborz Jahanian, Christopher Arthur Lattner
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 8339521
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a display controller, a communication module and a determination module. The display controller is configured to display an operation screen, which is used for operating another electronic apparatus, on a display. The communication module is configured to transmit an operation signal, which indicates an operation in accordance with the operation screen, to the another electronic apparatus. The determination module is configured to determine that a function of the another electronic apparatus is activated in response to transmission of the operation signal. The display controller includes an object generation module configured to generate an object representing an operation button for activating a function of the another electronic apparatus with one operation and to arrange the generated object on the operation screen, when the determination module determines that the function is activated through a plurality of operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masaaki Kikuchi, Yoshihiro Ohmori, Yasukazu Higuchi, Toyokazu Itakura, Yuuichi Togashi
  • Patent number: 8338900
    Abstract: The invention involves the integration of curved micro-mirrors over a photodiode active area (collection area) in a CMOS image sensor (CIS) process. The curved micro-mirrors reflect light that has passed through the collection area back into the photo diode. The curved micro-mirrors are best implemented in a backside illuminated device (BSI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Venezia, Hsin-Chih Tai
  • 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: 8338263
    Abstract: Methods of forming isolation structures are disclosed. A method of forming isolation structures for an image sensor array of one aspect may include forming a dielectric layer over a semiconductor substrate. Narrow, tall dielectric isolation structures may be formed from the dielectric layer. The narrow, tall dielectric isolation structures may have a width that is no more than 0.3 micrometers and a height that is at least 1.5 micrometers. A semiconductor material may be epitaxially grown around the narrow, tall dielectric isolation structures. Other methods and apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Ying Liu, Keh-Chiang Ku, Wu-Zhang Yang
  • Patent number: 8340115
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a combined rate and transmission (TX) antenna selection mechanism are described. In one embodiment, the method includes switching between TX antenna combination during a high throughput (HTP) burst transmission of, for example, a physical layer (PHY) aggregated packet. In one embodiment, switching between TX antenna pairs of various combinations of two out of three antennas is performed during the HTP burst transmission. Following the HTP burst transmission, in one embodiment, a block acknowledgement (ACK) is received regarding the HTP burst transmission. In one embodiment, the block ACK is analyzed to select a TX antenna combination. In one embodiment, a TX antenna combination having a lowest packet error rate (PER) is selected according to the block ACK. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Shay Waxman
  • 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: 8335582
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for providing a user interface to graphically indicate a cause for fault-related events includes providing a user interface to illustrate a plurality of fault-related events for a plurality of recipes performed on a plurality of manufacturing process hardware tools, presenting in the user interface the plurality of recipes in a first axis and the plurality of manufacturing process hardware tools in a second axis, and graphically indicating in the user interface whether the plurality of fault-related events were caused by one of the plurality of manufacturing process hardware tools or one of the plurality of recipes performed on the one manufacturing process hardware tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Rinat Shimshi
  • Patent number: 8334489
    Abstract: Photovoltaic systems with managed output and methods for managing variability of output from photovoltaic systems are described. A system includes a plurality of photovoltaic modules configured to receive and convert solar energy. The system also includes a sensor configured to determine an orientation for each of the plurality of photovoltaic modules, the orientations based on a maximum output from the photovoltaic system. The system also includes an orientation system configured to alter the orientation of one or more of the plurality of photovoltaic modules to provide a reduced output from the photovoltaic system, the reduced output less than the maximum output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Greg Beardsworth, Matt Campbell, Steve Kraft, Jason Jones
  • Patent number: 8333569
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing vapor inside a liquid pump at the start up operation of the pump. In addition, a method and apparatus for removing liquid inside a compressor at the start up operation of the compressor. The pump and compressor each include a sensor attached to them that determines the physical state (i.e., liquid or vapor) of a material inside the pump or compressor. If vapor is detected inside the pump, a thermoelectric module connected to the pump is powered to condense the vapor into a liquid. Likewise, if liquid is detected inside the compressor a heater connected to the compressor is powered to evaporate the liquid into a vapor. After the state of the material inside the pump or compressor is changed, the pump or compressor is powered up for operation in a cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ioan Sauciuc, Gregory M. Chrysler