Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman, LLP
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 8341384
    Abstract: An indication is received from a user to initiate installation of an operating system onto a storage device of a computer. The storage device is partitioned into an original partition and a new partition. Installation software for the operating system is loaded onto the new partition. The computer is booted into the installation software on the new partition. The operating system is installed onto the original partition via the installation software on the new partition. The computer is then re-booted into the operating system on the original partition and the new partition is removed from the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jack R. Matthew, John R. Chang
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8334602
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a die package including an encapsulated die, including: a die including pads on one side thereof; an encapsulation layer covering lateral sides of the die; a support layer covering the encapsulation layer and one side of the die; a passivation layer formed on the other side of the die such that the pads are exposed therethrough; and a redistribution layer formed on the passivation layer such that one part thereof is connected with the pad. Here, since one side of the die is supported by the support layer and the encapsulation layer is formed on only the lateral side of the die, the warpage of the die package due to the difference in thermal expansion coefficient can be minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joon Seok Kang, Young Do Kweon, Hong Won Kim, Jingli Yuan
  • 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: 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