Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Cantor Colburn LLP
  • Patent number: 8352687
    Abstract: A cache includes a cache pipeline, a request receiver configured to receive off chip coherency requests from an off chip cache and a plurality of state machines coupled to the request receiver. The cache also includes an arbiter coupled between the plurality of state machines and the cache pipe line and is configured to give priority to off chip coherency requests as well as a counter configured to count the number of coherency requests sent from the cache pipeline to a lower level cache. The cache pipeline is halted from sending coherency requests when the counter exceeds a predetermined limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Deanna Postles Dunn Berger, Michael F. Fee, Arthur J. O'Neill, Jr., Robert J. Sonnelitter, III
  • Patent number: 8352326
    Abstract: A virtual business transaction is implemented between a first virtual world and a second virtual world by providing a searchable catalog that includes one or more items each comprising a virtual good, a virtual service, a real good, or a real service. An object representation is stored for each of the items. Each of the stored object representations is associated with metadata comprising any of digital rights metadata, ownership metadata, identity metadata, payment method metadata, or currency detail metadata. A set of transformation algorithms are established that are customized through a rule set. A request is received specifying a copying, modifying, or reselling of an item selected from the items in the searchable catalog. The copying, modifying, or reselling of the item from a first virtual world to a second virtual world is implemented using the set of transformation algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Boas Betzler, Sandra L. Kearney, Tanaz Sowdagar, Hagen R. Wenzek
  • Patent number: 8349460
    Abstract: Organosilicon composites are described, comprising 30 to 90 vol. % of a cured organosilicon copolymer derived by curing an organosilicon polymer having, in the same copolymer, silicon-containing repeating units comprising a silicon hydride and silicon-containing repeating units comprising a C1-10 ethylenically unsaturated group; and 10 to 70 vol. % of a dielectric filler. The composites are used in the manufacture of circuit subassemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: World Properties, Inc.
    Inventor: Sankar K. Paul
  • Patent number: 8348712
    Abstract: A toy vehicle is disclosed. It has a main vehicle body portion and a display device rotatably mounted to the main body portion, the display device being configured to create a plurality of images via a persistence of vision effect. A mechanism is also present for rotating said display device. An actuator is included and is attached to a sensor for determining when the actuator is depressed. A microcontroller is in operable communication with the sensor and the display device; the microcontroller changing the appearance of at least one of the plurality of images when the sensor determines the actuator has been depressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Gabriel De La Torre
  • Patent number: 8350975
    Abstract: In an array substrate capable of improving the quality of displayed images and a method for manufacturing the array substrate, the array substrate includes a base substrate, a first conductive pattern including a gate line and a first light-blocking pattern, a semiconductor layer overlapping the light-blocking pattern, a second conductive pattern including a data line and a storage line overlapping the first light-blocking pattern, and a pixel electrode overlapping the storage line to form a storage capacitor. The first conductive pattern may further include a second light-blocking pattern overlapping the semiconductor layer which is formed under the data line. The first and second light-blocking patterns block light proceeding toward the semiconductor layer formed under the storage line and under the data line, respectively, so that the semiconductor layer may be prevented from being excited by light energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Young Lee, Sahng-Ik Jun, Kyung-Ho Park, Yoon-Jang Kim
  • Patent number: 8349440
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high barrier multilayer film for functional medical solution product comprising in order, an outer layer comprising polyethyleneterephthalate deposited inorganic oxide thereon; a first adhesive layer comprising ester type polyurethane; a first intermediate layer comprising ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer; a second adhesive layer comprising ester type polyurethane; a second intermediate layer comprising polyamide; a third adhesive layer comprising ester type polyurethane; and an inner layer comprising propylene-based polymer. The multilayer film has the merits of improved transparency, heat resistance, sealing property, durability, competitive price, oxygen barrier property and less pinhole, so that may be applied to a outer bag of pouch type container of medical solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Choongwae Corporation
    Inventors: Sung-Man Lee, Jin-Sung Moon
  • Patent number: 8352251
    Abstract: An audio signal processing circuit is provided which comprises an ADC which samples an audio signal at a predetermined sampling frequency, a high-band compensation processor which compensates a signal sampled by the ADC to a frequency band which is higher than a signal band sampled by the sampling frequency, and an encoding unit which encodes a signal processed by the high-band compensation processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Sanyo Semiconductor Co., Ltd., Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Kondo
  • Patent number: 8352938
    Abstract: A system, method and program product for migrating a first virtual machine from a first real computer to a second real computer or from a first LPAR to a second LPAR in a same real computer. Before migration, the first virtual machine comprises an operating system and an application in a first private memory private to the first virtual machine. A communication queue of the first virtual machine resides in a shared memory shared by the first and second computers or the first and second LPARs. The operating system and application are copied from the first private memory to the shared memory. The operating system and application are copied from the shared memory to a second private memory private to the first virtual machine in the second computer or second LPAR. Then, the first virtual machine is resumed in the second computer or second LPAR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Hunt, Steven Shultz
  • Patent number: 8352839
    Abstract: Encoding data into constrained memory using a method for writing data that includes receiving write data to be encoded into a write word, receiving constraints on symbol values associated with the write word, encoding the write data into the write word, and writing the write word to a memory. The encoding includes: representing the write data and the constraints as a first linear system in a first field of a first size; embedding the first linear system into a second linear system in a second field of a second size, the second size larger than the first size; solving the second linear system in the second field resulting in a solution; and collapsing the solution into the first field resulting in the write word, the write word satisfying the constraints on symbol values associated with the write word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michele M. Franceschini, Ashish Jagmohan, Luis A. Lastras-Montano, Mayank Sharma
  • Patent number: 8350141
    Abstract: A musical instrument tuner for string instruments is disclosed, which comprises a signal classifier for determining a signal class of an input signal from a number of monophonic signal classes and a number of polyphonic signal classes, a signal analyzer for determining at least one representation of a pitch frequency of the input signal, and an indicator for displaying an output established on the basis of the signal class and the representation of a pitch frequency, wherein the indicator includes at least a monophonic display mode and at least a polyphonic display; and wherein the display mode is selected in dependency of the signal class determined by the signal classifier. Tuning methods, computer program products, music instruments, amplifiers and audio processors relating to the above are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The TC Group A/S
    Inventors: Søren Henningsen Nielsen, Esben Skovenborg, Lars Arknæs-Pedersen, Kim Rishøj Pedersen
  • Patent number: 8352231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for performing a co-simulation and/or emulation of hardware and software. The system includes a hardware simulator with an integrated hardware model, a hardware and/or software environment for controlling the hardware simulator and performing a software simulation and/or a direct software application, at least one synchronization facility within the hardware model for indicating a request from the hardware and/or software environment, a receiver for setting the synchronization facility into a predetermined state, and a controller for switching the hardware simulator between a free-running state and a request-handling state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joern Babinsky, Holger Horbach, Steffen Knoll, Andreas Kohler
  • Patent number: 8352904
    Abstract: A method and a computer program product for modeling early defect removal are provided. The method includes selecting a first set of software development practices to model as a baseline plan, where each of the software development practices has an associated defect removal efficiency (DRE) and is associated with a development phase of a software development cycle. The method also includes selecting a second set of the software development practices to model as a to be plan, where each of the software development practices has a configurable DRE for the to be plan. The method further includes calculating defect removal in each of the development phases as a function of the DRE values, adjusting configuration settings for the to be plan to shift an amount of the defect removal earlier in the development phases of the to be plan as compared to the baseline plan, and outputting a graphical representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Brent Hodges
  • Patent number: 8350777
    Abstract: A metamaterial radome/isolator system includes a radiation source for providing a radiation beam through the radome/isolator having a frequency beyond the bandgap region where the metamaterial permittivity and permeability are both positive and the metamaterial medium has a low, matched relative permittivity and relative permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Matthew A. Morton, Payam Shoghi, Mary K. Herndon
  • Patent number: 8351141
    Abstract: A drive device includes a setting unit 12 for setting a control value using a control value-displacement characteristic at a predetermined reference temperature showing a relationship between a control value used to position a movable unit 5 and a displacement of the movable unit 5; a drive unit 20 for supplying drive power corresponding to the control value set by the setting unit 12 to a shape-memory alloy 1 and causing the shape-memory alloy 1 to expand or contract, thereby positioning the movable unit 5; and a correction unit 13 for correcting the control value so as to correct a position shift of the movable unit 5 from a target position resulting from a difference between a control value-displacement characteristic at an ambient temperature and a control value-displacement characteristic at the reference temperature based on the ambient temperature detected by a temperature detection unit 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Tanimura, Yasuhiro Honda, Natsuko Shiota, Yoshihiro Hara
  • Patent number: 8349972
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a paint composition comprising a hydroxyl group containing resin (A), comprising structural units based on 2,2-dimethylolalkanoic acid, having a hydroxyl group value of from 200 to 400 mgKOH/g, and comprising less than 25 weight % in the resin solid fraction of structural units based on a lactone compound; a hydroxyl group containing resin (B), having a hydroxyl group value from 50 to 200 mgKOH/g, and comprising from 25 to 75 weight % in the resin solid fraction of structural units based on a lactone compound; and a crosslinking agent (C) comprising at least two OH-reactive functional groups per molecule; wherein the resin solid fraction weight ratio (A)/(B) of the hydroxyl group containing resin (A) and the hydroxyl group containing resin (B) is from 90/10 to 10/90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: BASF Coatings Japan Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsu Konishi, Shinji Mitsumune, Hiroyuki Tagkagi, Takehito Ito, Rui Niimi
  • Patent number: 8349422
    Abstract: The invention relates to a Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container (FIBC) having a body made of flexible woven fabric, and integral handling devices, wherein the fabric is woven from opaque oriented polyethylene terephthalate (PET) strips having a density of from 500 to 1300 kg/m3 and a tensile strength of at least 250 MPa. Advantages of said FIBC include directly printability with the usual type of inks, giving excellent contrast and good adhesion, without pre-treatment like a corona- or flame-treatment. The FIBC based on the PET fabric also shows higher gloss; better UV resistance; better mechanical properties, like high tensile strength and creep resistance; favorable abrasion resistance; and higher temperature resistance than a conventional big bag based on polypropylene strips. The invention further relates to such a FIBC based on stress-whitened PET tapes obtained by a special drawing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Zahir Bashir, Ian Macmillan Ward, Glen Peter Thompson, Anthony Paul Unwin
  • Patent number: 8347698
    Abstract: A sensor is provided and includes a body disposed at a point of measurement interest on a rotor at a radial distance from a centerline thereof and having a substantially cylindrical shape and first and second opposing ends and a sensing end coupled to one of the first and second opposing ends, the other of the first and second opposing ends being coupled to a communication system, the sensing end including a sensing device configured to generate a signal reflective of a detected condition at the point of measurement interest, and at least one of the first and the second opposing ends being formed to define a shoulder portion for absorbing gravitational loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Philip Michael Caruso, Seung-Woo Choi, Robert David Jones, Jong Youn Pak
  • Patent number: 8352071
    Abstract: A method and related system blend fuels and dispense a blended fuel to a vehicle at a fueling station. In one aspect, the method comprises selecting the desired proportion of at least one of the fuels available at the service station, blending that fuel with another one available, and delivering the blended fuel to the vehicle. Preferably, the first fuel is a non-renewable, petroleum based one, while the second fuel is a non-petroleum based, renewable one (such as ethanol or biodiesel).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: GS Cleantech Corporation
    Inventor: David J. Winsness
  • Patent number: 8348280
    Abstract: A seal apparatus including at least first and second adjacent seal segments, each including an elongate body with ends defined at opposing elongate body ends, to be arranged such that an end of the first seal segment joins with a complementary end of the second seal segment, the end of the first seal segment including a first male component protruding from a plane of a first seal surface to define a first female mating section about the first male component, the end of the second seal segment including a second male component protruding from a plane of a second seal surface to define a second female mating section about the second male component, the first and second male components being receivable in the second and first female mating sections, respectively, to form first and second male component overlaps in at least two dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Vishwas Kumar Pandey, Upendra Prabhu Nath Vemula Gopinath, Bhaskar Mani, Donkada Santhosh
  • Patent number: 8348310
    Abstract: A compartment latch is shown. It includes a fork bolt that moves between an open position and a closed position and a first detent lever that that cooperates with the fork bolt and that moves between a latched position and a released position. A support for holding the fork bolt and the detent lever is also provided. A second detent lever for biasing against the first detent lever when the first detent lever is in the released position is provided. The second detent lever is connected to the support at a hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Inteva Products, LLC
    Inventors: Francisco Javier Vázquez, Eduardo Estrada, Alfredo Martinez