Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman
  • Patent number: 8345730
    Abstract: A method and receiver for reducing a signal (B) interfering with a broadband spread-spectrum signal (A) reaching a receiver (100), the receiver (100) including an interference signal (B) reduction system (20) incorporating an automatic gain controller (21), said method characterized in that the controller (21) continuously carries out a normalization (B?) of an instantaneous peak amplitude of the signal (B), wherein said instantaneous peak amplitude is constant in time for the signal thus normalized (B?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sagem Defense Securite
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Le Liboux, Nicolas Descomps, Ghislain Luneau
  • 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: 8346954
    Abstract: A method is described that involves performing the following between first and second appliance networks: receiving a packet from the first appliance network; removing header information for the first appliance network from the packet; and, sending the packet's payload into the second appliance network without having appended any header information for the second appliance network to the payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan Y. Roe, Jonathan G. Ritchie, James W. Edwards
  • Patent number: 8344739
    Abstract: A capacitive sensor array includes a sensor electrode, a shielding electrode and a background electrode which are surrounded by insulator materials and connected to a control and evaluation circuit. The sensor electrode detects the entry of an object into a space ahead of the sensor electrode. The control and evaluation circuit detects a capacity change of the sensor electrode as compared to a reference potential. The shielding electrode is connected to the sensor electrode via the control and evaluation circuit in such a manner that its potential follows. The three electrodes are arranged behind each other. The insulating materials are arrayed between the sensor electrode and the detection zone and include at least one plastic layer that directly surrounds the sensor electrode and a plastic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Huf Hulsbeck & Furst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Van Gastel, Iko Lindic
  • 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: 8347265
    Abstract: A method of exposing the functionality of an application in a command interface includes generating a command line interpreter (“CLI”) from a component of an application. The application's components are used to automatically generate the CLI to interpret commands to access the functionality of the application. The generated CLI parses, maps, and dispatches the commands and any associated arguments in accordance with the application's components. Application metadata is used to modify the generated CLI to customize the exposure of the functionality of the application in the command interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Network Appliance, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Sirianni
  • 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: 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: 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: 8346075
    Abstract: A method of receiving satellite signals for estimating the location of capture of a photograph by a camera. The method comprises receiving a signal relating to the timing of capture of the photograph; waiting for an interval of non-zero duration; and, after the interval, receiving the satellite signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: U-Blox A.G.
    Inventors: John Bowern, Stuart Butterfield, Paul Gough, Saul Dooley
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8346897
    Abstract: A method and system for software deployment or maintenance where procedures for software installation or maintenance are defined by a skilled individual; site-specific or confidential information is separated from operating system native commands; parameterized commands referencing a hierarchy of variables are acquired by another individual; site-specific or confidential information of the other individual is combined with parameterized commands; new operating system native commands are generated; and, the new operating system native commands are execute on a computing system to reproduce the procedures for software installation or maintenance originally defined by the skilled individual. The software deployment or maintenance procedures originally defined by the skilled individual may be applied to any number of computing systems maintained by any number of other individuals without the skilled individual's further involvement in the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Jon Jaroker
  • Patent number: 8347072
    Abstract: A processor capable of secure execution. The processor contains an execution unit and secure partition logic that secures a partition in memory. The processor also contains cryptographic logic coupled to the execution unit that encrypts and decrypts secure data and code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Millind Mittal
  • 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