Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman, LLP
  • 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: 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: 8341482
    Abstract: A user equipment comprises a transmitter and an adaptive modulation and coding controller. The transmitter is configured to transmit data over an air interface in a single transmission time interval with a first specified modulation and coding scheme, where the single transmission time interval has a plurality of transport block sets. In response to receiving a repeat request for retransmission of at least one particular transport block set, the transmitter retransmits the at least one of the particular transport block sets. The adaptive modulation and coding controller is configured to change the specified modulation and coding scheme to a second specified modulation and coding scheme, enabling a combining of a particular transport block set transmitted at the first specified modulation and coding scheme with a retransmitted version of the particular transport block set transmitted at the second specified modulation and coding scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Ariela Zeira, Nader Bolourchi
  • 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: 8339776
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a base, a display module, and an connection portion. The display module includes a display screen that stands upright. The connection portion includes an extending portion that extends above the base. The connection portion is connected to the display module and is supported by the base to be rotatable about a rotation axis that extends vertically. The rotation axis is located on the display screen side with respect to the center axis of the extending portion extending along the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Mitsuyoshi Takao
  • 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: 8341207
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and machine-readable medium are described for establishing peer-to-peer (“P2P”) communication channels. In particular, in one embodiment, a matchmaker service performs a series of operations to service match requests received from a group of mobile devices. In one embodiment, the matchmaker service groups the match requests into matchable sets based on the application for which the requests are received and one or more variables associated with the application. Match requests within each match set can then be matched based on variables such as the NAT type, connection type and language associated with each of the mobile devices. Other variables such as geographical location, experience level, and age of the match requests may also be used to render match decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Matthew Werner, Philip Smith, Andrew H. Vyrros, Patrick Gates
  • Patent number: 8339811
    Abstract: An output voltage sensor for use in a power converter controller includes a first pulse sampler circuit coupled to receive a feedback signal representative of an output of a power converter. The first pulse sampler circuit is coupled to capture a first peak voltage representative of a second peak of a ringing voltage of the feedback signal at a first time in the feedback signal. A second pulse sampler circuit is coupled to receive the feedback signal representative of the output of the power converter. The second pulse sampler circuit is coupled to capture a second peak voltage representative of the second peak of the ringing voltage of the feedback signal at a second time in the feedback signal. The output voltage sensor is coupled to output a change signal to a drive circuit of the power converter controller in response to the first and second peak voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Power Integrations, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex B. Djenguerian, Arthur B. Odell, Henson Wu
  • 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: 8341360
    Abstract: A block of data may be transferred to memory through a plurality of write operations, where each write operation is preceded by a protocol request and a protocol response. A plurality of protocol requests issued in a first order may elicit a corresponding plurality of protocol responses in a second order, and the write operations may be performed in yet a third order. Chipsets implementing the data write methods are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Raman Nayyar, Kenneth C. Holland
  • 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: 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: 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: 8341271
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing device discovery in a wireless communication system is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sibeam, Inc.
    Inventors: In Sung Cho, Kumar Mahesh, Prakash Kamath, Jeffrey Gilbert, Rob Frizzell
  • Patent number: 8339787
    Abstract: A thermal valve for controlling heat transfer between two electronic components is disclosed. The thermal valve includes a first thermally conductive strip that is secured to the first electronic component and a second thermally conductive strip that is secured to the second electronic component. The first strip and the second strip are located between the two electronic components. The first strip changes its shape toward making contact with the second strip in response to a temperature increase of the first electronic component, and the second strip changes its shape away from making contact with the first strip in response to a temperature increase of the second electronic component. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Tsai
  • 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: 8334161
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating solar cells with tunnel dielectric layers are described. Solar cells with tunnel dielectric layers are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Tim Dennis, Scott Harrington, Jane Manning, David Smith, Ann Waldhauer
  • Patent number: 8333860
    Abstract: A micro device transfer head and head array are disclosed. In an embodiment, the micro device transfer head includes a base substrate, a mesa structure with sidewalls, an electrode formed over the mesa structure, and a dielectric layer covering the electrode. A voltage can be applied to the micro device transfer head and head array to pick up a micro device from a carrier substrate and release the micro device onto a receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: LuxVue Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Bibl, John A. Higginson, Hung-Fai Stephen Law, Hsin-Hua Hu
  • 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