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: 8350275
    Abstract: An optoelectronic device assembly can include: a coated element and an electroactive cell on the coated element, wherein the electroactive cell is selected from the group consisting of a light emitting diode and a photovoltaic cell. The coated element can include: transparent thermoplastic substrate and a protective weathering layer. The transparent thermoplastic substrate can include a material selected from the group consisting of aromatic polycarbonate and polyester, and combinations including at least one of the foregoing materials. The protective weathering layer can have a UV absorbance loss rate at 330 nm of less than or equal to 0.15 A/year as estimated from filtered xenon arc exposure and/or having a rate of erosion of less than or equal to 5 ?m per year as estimated from filtered xenon arc exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SABIC Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Min Yan, James Edward Pickett, Rebecca Suzanne Northey
  • Patent number: 8352479
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer products for content-derived (generated) metadata. Exemplary embodiments include a metadata generation method, including receiving a media file, searching the media file for metadata associated with the media file, adding the metadata to a metadata file associated with the media file, searching the media file for media components and adding metadata entries that are associated with the media components to the metadata file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: James Carlton Bedingfield, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8350408
    Abstract: An external power source is connected to an adapter input terminal (first terminal). A battery is connected to a path input terminal (second terminal). A selection circuit (a first switch, a second switch, logic circuit compares the input voltage input from the external power supply with the battery voltage, and selects one of the two. The voltage thus selected by the selection circuit is output to an external load circuit via a system power supply terminal. A charging circuit charges the battery using the input voltage supplied from the external power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Miyanaga, Yutaka Shibata, Akihito Ito
  • 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: 8353036
    Abstract: A system and method for protecting cross-domain interaction of a web application on an unmodified browser. The system includes: a security framework, which is created by a browser. The security framework further includes: a component creator for creating components from a plurality of sources; and supervision module for supervising and controlling scripts/codes executed during the creation of components and invocation and interaction operations performed by various components after the creation of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rong Yao Fu, Wei Gao, Quan Yuan, Xia Tian Zhang, Shiwan Zhao
  • 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: 8350509
    Abstract: A switching system includes a plurality of diodes forming a diode bridge, and a micro-mechanical system (MEMS) switch array closely coupled to the plurality of diodes. The MEMS switch array is electrically connected in an (M×N) array. The (M×N) array includes a first MEMS switch leg electrically connected in parallel with a second MEMS switch leg. The first MEMS switch leg includes a first plurality of MEMS dies electrically connected in series, and the second MEMS switch leg includes a second plurality of MEMS dies electrically connected in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Pradeep Kumar Anand, Sriram Changali, John Kenneth Hooker, Remesh Kumar Keeramthode, Brent Charles Kumfer
  • Patent number: 8347636
    Abstract: A turbomachine includes a turbine section including a turbine inlet. A transition piece includes a transition piece inlet and a transition piece outlet. A ceramic matrix composite (CMC) bridge member links the transition piece outlet and the turbine inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Butkiewicz, Andres Jose Garcia-Crespo, Stanley Frank Simpson
  • Patent number: 8349969
    Abstract: A method for preparing high-purity polyethyleneglycol-alkylenealdehydes and derivatives thereof is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: ID Biochem, Inc., Hanmi Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pyeong-uk Park, Seong-Nyun Kim, Woo-Hyuk Choi, Hak-Sun Jang, Gwan-Sun Lee, Se-Chang Kwon
  • Patent number: 8348608
    Abstract: A rotor of a turbomachine includes a rotor drum located at a central axis and a plurality of buckets secured to the rotor drum. A rotor shell extends between axially adjacent buckets of the plurality of buckets and is secured to and supported by the plurality of buckets defining a cooling passage between the rotor drum and the rotor shell. A low pressure sink is located at an upstream end of the rotor receptive of a coolant flow through the cooling passage. A method of cooling a rotor of a steam turbine includes locating a rotor shell radially outboard of a rotor drum defining a cooling passage therebetween. A flow of steam is urged from a downstream portion of the steam turbine through the cooling passage toward a low pressure sink located at an upstream end of the steam turbine thereby cooling the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Fred Thomas Willett, Howard Michael Brilliant, Pepe Palafox
  • Patent number: 8350576
    Abstract: A switching system for interfacing a single channel test equipment with a multi-channel device under test, the switching system including: an input connection for connecting to the single channel test equipment; an N-way switch having an N-way switch input coupled to the input connection, the N-way switch having N switch outputs; N output connections coupled to the N switch outputs, the N output connections for connecting to inputs of the multi-channel device under test; a controller coupled to the N-way switch for controlling a connection between the N-way switch input and one of the N switch outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Exelis Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Matthew Rondeau
  • 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: 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: 8352372
    Abstract: A software conditional access system (CAS) for media services provided to a Media Distribution Device, such as a set top box (STB), is disclosed. The STB may be connected to a Media Delivery Service Provider via a broadband connection. Over the broadband connection, a CAS application may be downloaded to the STB, maintained and dynamically updated. Because the CAS is implemented by software on the STB, it is inexpensive to install, maintain and update. When a user desires to purchase media services through the STB, a request, with identifying information, is sent to the Media Delivery Service Provider via the broadband connection. The service provider cross-references the identifying information with a user's account to determine whether to allow the user to view the media service requested. If the service provider determines to allow the user to view the media service, the user's account (typically maintained by the service provider) is charged and a key is downloaded via the broadband connection to the STB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Scott Swix, P. Thomas Watson, Randy S. Zimler
  • 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: 8347729
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided and includes compressed conductive elements that each have independently adjustable dimensions sufficient to provide substantially enhanced piezoresistance to a current flowing across each conductive element with each of the conductive elements subjected to compressive strain, the conductive elements being oscillated in a direction parallel to that of the compressive strain at a defined frequency such that a resistance of the conductive elements to the current is thereby substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, Hendrik F. Hamann, Levente Klein
  • Patent number: 8352509
    Abstract: A method for accessing a multi-format data object stored on a computer readable storage medium is provided. The method includes receiving a request to read a markup language (ML) document stored in a text format section of the multi-format data object. The method further includes locating a binary format section of the multi-format data object, where the binary format section includes a parsed binary representation of the ML document. The method additionally includes returning the parsed binary representation of the ML document in response to the request. A system, and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph A. Bostian
  • 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: 8350236
    Abstract: Methods for implanting an aromatic carbon molecule or a selected ionized lower mass byproduct into a workpiece generally includes vaporizing and ionizing aromatic carbon molecule in an ion source to create a plasma and produce aromatic carbon molecules and its ionized lower mass byproducts. The ionized aromatic carbon molecules and lower mass byproducts within the plasma are then extracted to form an ion beam. The ion beam is mass analyzed with a mass analyzer magnet to permit selected ionized aromatic carbon molecules or selected ionized lower mass byproducts to pass therethrough and implant into a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Davis Lee, Daniel R. Tieger