Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Blakey, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman
  • Patent number: 8255911
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, parallel processing optimization method for an apparatus configured to assign dynamically a part of some of basic modules, into which a program is divided and which comprise a execution rule which defines a executing order of the basic modules and are executable asynchronously with another modules, to threads includes identifiers based on the execution rule wherein the some of the basic modules are assignable to the threads, and configured to execute in parallel the threads by execution modules, the method includes managing the part of some of the basic modules and the identifiers of the threads assigned the part of some of the basic modules, managing an executable set includes the some of the basic modules, calculating transfer costs of the some of the basic modules when data, and selecting one of the basic module with a minimum transfer cost in the transfer costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Ryuji Sakai
  • Patent number: 8102237
    Abstract: A low profile coil-wound bobbin is disclosed. A low profile coil-wound bobbin includes a spool and a terminal. The spool is configured to have a coil-wire arrangement wound around the spool. The terminals are to be coupled to the coil-wire arrangement and a first side of a circuit board. The terminal is configured to mechanically and/or electrically couple the low profile coil-wound bobbin to the first side of the circuit board such that the low profile bobbin extends through the circuit board to another side of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Power Integrations, Inc.
    Inventor: Marvin C. Espino
  • Patent number: 8094633
    Abstract: Techniques for determining a paging area of a paging group in a wireless communications network based on a value of one or more dynamically changing communication characteristics. In various embodiments, a paging area may be determined to reduce resource use in a wireless communication network supporting an idle mode of a mobile station. In one embodiment, the paging area may be determined based on a speed of a mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shantidev Mohanty, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 7966939
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is a rotating structure. An outer ring is placed on a first surface of a trench in a foundation having a ground surface. An inner ring is positioned inside the outer ring on the first surface. A bar assembly is positioned between the outer ring and the inner ring. A plurality of rollers supports the bar assembly. A plurality of motors engages to the bar assembly to cause the bar assembly to rotate when activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventor: Eric Holt
  • Patent number: 7949250
    Abstract: A method in a camera device having an image sensor and an electro-mechanical shutter mechanism is as follows. A constant drive current is applied to the shutter mechanism to close shutter at the end of a first exposure. Then, a decaying drive current is applied to the shutter mechanism during a readout interval for the first exposure. Other embodiments are also described and claimed. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Tsai
  • Patent number: 7937091
    Abstract: A mechanism and supporting apparatus to enable resource sharing among groups of users over mobile terminals. The system presented leverages the carrier infrastructure to simplify the requirements at the terminals, and describes a graphical user interface binding mechanism that allows developing generic graphical users interfaces that can be customized to heterogeneous devices at run-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: NTT Docomo, Inc.
    Inventors: Manuel Roman, Nayeem Islam
  • Patent number: 7936348
    Abstract: A control indication assembly. A first control mounted on a surface of a computer is coupled to a first sensor, to a first sensing circuit to send an electrical signal to the first control when a user-touch occurs to the first sensor, and to a first indicator to indicate an occurrence of said user-touch. A second control mounted on a surface of a display which is coupled to the computer is coupled to a second sensor, to a second sensing circuit to send an electrical signal to said second control when said user-touch occurs to the display, and to a second indicator to indicate an occurrence of the user-touch. The first and second control are configured such that the first and second indicator are synchronized to exhibit identical behaviors when the user-touch occurs to either the first control or the second control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Gong, Brian Q. Huppi, Christoph H. Krah, Richard D. Cappels, Duncan R. Kerr, Michael Culbert
  • Patent number: 7923139
    Abstract: A secondary battery provided with a safety element (16) comprising a conductive current interrupter (161) and an insulation holder (162) at thereof bottom. By safety element provided at the bottom of the battery, either sealed formation technology or open-formation technology is allowed in battery formation processing, and any other sealing method is selectable as well as pressing sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: BYD Company Limited
    Inventors: Xi Shen, Lei Han
  • Patent number: 7774773
    Abstract: Provided are an active node, and a system and method of transmitting contents using the active node. When contents to be transmitted from a contents server to a terminal are received, resource information of the terminal is identified, the contents transmitted from the contents server are transformed into a pertinent format to the terminal based on the resource information, information included in a header of the contents is transformed into information about the transformed contents and is transmitted to the terminal, thereby reducing load according to contents transformation of a contents server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Seung Hee Oh, Taek Yong Nam, Ki Jo Kim, Kyungshik Lim, Jun Ho Lee, Sung Won Sohn
  • Patent number: 7626251
    Abstract: A microelectronic die assembly. The die assembly includes a microelectronic die, and a thermally conductive element attached to the backside of the die with a thermal interface material. The thermally conductive element has lateral dimensions smaller than, substantially equal to, or larger than lateral dimensions of the die by up to a maximum amount, wherein the maximum amount is adapted to allow a mounting of the die assembly to a package substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Daoqiang Lu, Chuan Hu, Dongming He
  • Patent number: 7454101
    Abstract: A tunable optical dispersion compensator includes an optical input port, an input variable optical coupler, at least two optical dispersion paths, an output variable optical coupler, and an optical output port. The input variable optical coupler is coupled to selectively split portions of the optical signal received from the optical input port into each of its output ports. The optical dispersion paths are each coupled to one of the output ports of the input variable optical coupler to impart dispersion compensation to each of the split portions of the optical signal. An output variable optical coupler selectively combines the split portions of the optical signal received on its input ports from the optical dispersion paths. The optical output port is coupled to the output variable optical coupler to output a dispersion compensated optical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Jones
  • Patent number: 7384405
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus including a handle capable of manipulation by a human hand, and one or more head portions to mate to various types of treatment attachments, which may be moved over an area of skin and/or body part by a motion generator moving the head portions, and/or by a user manipulating the handle. Various suitable attachments include applicator attachments having abrasive surfaces, oxygenating attachments having pores through which oxygen may travel, brush attachments for cleaning and polishing, thermal attachments for heating and cooling, and light radiating attachments. The motion generator may move the attachments by vibrating, spinning, oscillating, or propagating sonic waves through the head portions. Thus, attachments may be attached and removed from the head portions to treating skin and/or body parts by abrasion, cleaning, polishing, lighting, or oxygenation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Inventor: Dean L. Rhoades
  • Patent number: 7240843
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a system and method for real-time validation and redemption of paper and electronic coupons; electronic coupon distribution; electronic clearing and reporting of paper and electronic coupon redemptions; and an “Universal Club Card” that combines coupon scanning, coupon redemption, coupon distribution, loyalty cards, club cards, gift cards, frequent shopper programs, store credits and many other retail store promotions into one efficient and convenient portable scanning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Lobar Code Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Frederic Paul, Vijay R. Chetty
  • Patent number: 7129182
    Abstract: A method for etching a metal layer is described. That method comprises forming a metal layer on a substrate, then exposing part of the metal layer to a wet etch chemistry that comprises an active ingredient with a diameter that exceeds the thickness of the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Justin K. Brask, Mark L. Doczy, Jack Kavalieros, Uday Shah, Matthew V. Metz, Robert S. Chau, Robert B. Turkot, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7099360
    Abstract: An optical transmitter includes an external cavity laser array formed in a PLC, a trench-based detector array and an AWG. The external cavity laser is formed using an array of substantially similar laser gain blocks and an array of gratings formed in waveguides connected to the gain blocks. Each grating defines the output wavelength for its corresponding external cavity laser. Each detector of the detector array includes a coupler to cause a portion of a corresponding laser output signal of the laser array to propagate through a first sidewall of a trench and reflect off a second sidewall of the trench to a photodetector. In one embodiment, the photodetector outputs a signal indicative of the power level of the reflected signal, which a controller uses to control the laser array to equalize the power of the laser output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Achintya K. Bhowmik, Nagesh K. Vodrahalli, Gennady Farber, Hai-Feng Liu, Hamid Eslampour, Ut Tran, William B. Wong, Ruolin Li, Jesper Jayaswal-Arentoff
  • Patent number: 7091610
    Abstract: The present invention describes methods, apparatus, and systems related to polysilicon gate contact openings over active regions formed by a separate mask to provide enough control of dielectric removal to produce a contact opening at least down to the gate layer but not down to the junction layers. Embodiments include, self-aligned polysilicon contacts done by timed contact etch, by a two layer dielectric, by adding a dielectric etch stop layer, and by partially planarizing a dielectric or etch stop layer over the gate layer. Thus, even if mis-aligned, the gate contact openings will be deep enough to reach active region gates, but not deep enough to reach junctions. As a result, by using a separate mask and by selecting a period of time for etching to active gates, gate contact openings can be formed during manufacture of ICs, semiconductors, MOS memory cells, SRAM, flash memory, and various other memory cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Bohr
  • Patent number: 7037295
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing a co-extruded, tapered multi-layer shaft. A co-extruded, tapered multi-layer shaft may be fabricated by selecting a first material for the inner layer of the shaft and a second material for the outer layer of the shaft. The first and second materials are then co-extruded by a co-extrusion system including a puller with programmable tapering capabilities. The system forms a hollow tubing having an inner layer and an outer layer, wherein the tubing has the desired tapered characteristics. The result is a tapered tubular shaft having an inner layer and an outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Tiernan, Jeong S. Lee, Mina W. B. Chow, Stephen G. Schaible
  • Patent number: 6965859
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for audio compression receives an audio signal. Transform coding is applied to the audio signal to generate a sequence of transform frequency coefficients. The sequence of transform frequency coefficients is partitioned into a plurality of non-uniform width frequency ranges and then zero value frequency coefficients are inserted at the boundaries of the non-uniform width frequency ranges. As a result, certain of the transform frequency coefficients that represent high frequencies are dropped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: XVD Corporation
    Inventors: Victor D. Kolesnik, Boris D. Kudryashov, Sergey Petrov, Evgeny Ovsyannikov, Boris Trojanovsky, Andrey Trofimov
  • Patent number: 6957358
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for dividing a network into clock partitions to limit the overhead created by transmitting clock sources. A clock partition can be implemented through several methods. A first method turns off the clock topology exchange on ports connected to the nodes outside the partition. A second method appends a four-byte partition identifier to network clock distribution protocol (NCDP) messages. A third method uses private network-network interface (PNNI) peer group identification to determine the clock partition group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna Sundaresan, Chandrasekar Krishnamurthy, Mahesh Chellappa
  • Patent number: D658940
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Nostalgia Products Group, LLC
    Inventor: Gregg Bond