Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Central Coast Patent Agency
  • Patent number: 8346835
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and filter structure for filtering an input signal, which is applied to an input (1) of the filter structure, having a symbol rate. The input signal is guided to multiple parallel branches of the filter structure connected to the input (1), in which at least two sequence holding members (4) are each disposed. Symbol values of the input signal, which are applied to the outputs of the sequence holding members (4) at certain points are guided to multiple (N) parallel signal addition units (3) having weighted inputs. One output signal each is generated in the signal addition units (3) as the sum of the weighted symbol values that are applied to the inputs. According to the invention, space and energy saving filter structure is provided, wherein: the same amount of sequence holding members (4.1, 4.2, 4.3) is disposed in each of the parallel branches; as many signal addition units (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Universitaet Stuttgart
    Inventors: Markus Groezing, Manfred Berroth
  • Patent number: 8331232
    Abstract: In a data packet router, a router fabric card for routing data packets is provided. The router fabric card comprises a plurality of ingress/egress ports, the ports connected through a switching facility for switching connection states of the port paths between individual ingress paths and individual egress paths on the fabric card, and a scheduling component for scheduling communication between ports on the fabric card. Data coming into ingress on the card is organized into individual data-packet trains, each individual train comprising data packets and inserted data denoting a starting point and an ending point of a train. The switching facility recognizes the start data and the end data of a train and switches port paths to a next-assigned connection state accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Pluris, Inc.
    Inventors: I-Sing Roger Niu, Ying Wang, Russell R. Tuck, III
  • Patent number: 8322665
    Abstract: The All-in-one Tripod/Monopod is single-shaft assembly with a base section located at the bottom and telescoping sections that form both a tripod and a monopod of unlimited height. The base is a section with three legs individually hinged at the bottom of the section. The legs can be pivoted independently. All legs pivoted downward form a tripod. All legs pivoted upward form a monopod. Minimum length and portability are provided when all sections are retracted and all legs are pivoted upward. Modularity allows sections to be individually added and removed so that they can be used in whole or in part. Modularity is provided for through a three position latch assembly. Both the top section of the shaft, and the tripod/monopod handle have a threaded screw for mounting a camera or other device. Individual sections, when detached, make special purpose monopods, chest pods, belt pods and extendable poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: James Charles Palik
  • Patent number: 8326945
    Abstract: In a server-based system for creating and editing image-based and or text-based projects, the system having access to a digital medium containing an executable graphics user interface (GUI) accessible by computer browser, a method is provided for triggering automatic page save operations and includes the steps, (a) monitoring editing activity occurring in the project editor viewport, and (b) upon detection of a loss of a page from an editor viewport and or detection of a violation of a safety measure, automatically persisting the current page data to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Interactive Memories, Inc.
    Inventors: Aryk Erwin Grosz, Daniel Andrew Laffoon, Daniel Thanh Schultz
  • Patent number: 8321684
    Abstract: Digital process for authentication of a user of a telecommunications or data network for access to protected data or a service reserved for a defined circle of users or for the use of data currently entered by the user, wherein a voice sample currently enunciated during an access attempt by the user on a telecommunications or VoIP terminal device is routed to a voice analysis unit and, herein, a current voice profile is computed and this is compared in a voice profile comparison unit against a previously stored initial voice profile and, in response to a positive comparison result, the user is authenticated and a first control signal enabling access, but in response to a negative comparison result a second control signal disabling access or triggering a substitute authentication procedure is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Voicecash IP GmbH
    Inventors: Marc Mumm, Raja Kuppuswamy
  • Patent number: 8316128
    Abstract: A software application for managing routing of communiqués across one or more communication channels supported by a data-packet-network includes one or more workspaces for segregating communication activity; one or more unique user identities assigned per workspace; and one or more contact identities assigned to and approved to communicate with a workspace administrator of the one or more workspaces using the assigned user identities. In a preferred embodiment the application enforces a policy implicitly defined by the existing architecture of the workspaces and associated user and contact identities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Forte Internet Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Clemmett Macleod Beck, Mark Franklin Sidell, Thomas Knox Gold, James Karl Powers, Charles Dazler Knuff
  • Patent number: 8306985
    Abstract: A system for increasing search ranking of a community Website includes a link code application module residing on and executable from a digital medium, a link verification module residing on and executable from the digital medium, and a member feedback module residing on and executable from the digital medium for providing feedback about link quality and for distributing rewards to persons using the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Roblox Corporation
    Inventor: Chad Alton Flippo
  • Patent number: 8286590
    Abstract: A hummingbird feeding station includes a first hollow body having a closed end and an openable end, the first hollow body for receiving and for containing a liquid for consumption, one or more openings extending through at least one wall of the first hollow body for enabling consumption of the liquid contained therein, and a second hollow body having a closed or a sealed end and an open end, the second hollow body for receiving and containing a liquid. The second hollow body is disposed between the first hollow body a point of origin of insects attempting to access the liquid in the first hollow body, the liquid contained in the second hollow body functioning as a barrier preventing the insects from accessing the liquid contained in the first hollow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Heidi Sundquist
  • Patent number: 8277318
    Abstract: A game system involves software executing from a machine-readable physical medium on a computerized appliance, an interactive interface provided by the software and accessible to a client, enabling the client to participate in a video game incorporating an avatar associated with the client, a jumbled association of parts of a specific vehicle represented in a scene in the video game, and one or more trigger devices available to the client, individual trigger devices associated with different specific vehicles. Applying a trigger device from the one or more devices to the association of parts, if the device is associated with that specific vehicle, causes the parts to rearrange in the interactive interface into a recognizable vehicle operable by the avatar manipulated by the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Roblox Corporation
    Inventor: David Baszucki
  • Patent number: 8276375
    Abstract: An exhaust system has one or more exhaust tubes having a first diameter, interfaced to an exhaust manifold at one end and open at an opposite end for exhaust gas to escape, and a tubular extension of a second diameter, larger than the first diameter, joined to the open end of individual ones of the exhaust tubes, the extension cut at an angle with vertical and joined to the exhaust tube in a manner that exhaust gas expanding at the open end is free to expand upward, but expanding downward strikes the tubular extension, creating a downward force on the exhaust system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Samuel Plough
  • Patent number: 8275111
    Abstract: A routing software application for predicting a best routing destination from a pool of considered routing destinations for an incoming event into a communications routing system has a detection module for detecting the arrival of the event for routing; at least one instance of an information gathering routine for gathering and compiling information about the considered destinations; at least one reporting module for organizing and reporting the gathered information; and a processing module for computing values from the gathered information and selecting the best routing destination based on isolation of the best computed value. In a preferred embodiment scalar load information per media type and per destination and agent skill information related to at least media skills per type of media per destination is processed by the processing module, which isolates, identifies, and selects at least the best destination for routing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir G. Golitsin, Vitaly Y. Barinov
  • Patent number: 8275647
    Abstract: A system for assembling a business process or a portion thereof includes a rules base containing executable rules and defined business process elements, a workflow orchestration engine, and at least one interface available to a process beneficiary. Information known about and or provided by a process beneficiary interacting with the at least one interface is used to execute one or more of the rules causing assembly of a new business process or a portion thereof according to workflow orchestration rules the new or modified process directing servicing of the process beneficiary accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolay Anisimov, Vladimir Mezhibovsky, Brian Galvin
  • Patent number: 8267548
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device for a motor vehicle. Said lighting device comprises a light source (1; 96) for emitting electromagnetic radiation, in particular light which is visible to the human eye, and a reflector (70; 81; 90) for focusing the emitted light. The light source (1; 96) is fastened on the reflector (70; 81; 90) at least indirectly in a defined position relative to a reflective surface of said reflector. In order firstly to make heat transfer from the reflector (70; 81; 90) to the light source (1; 96) more difficult and secondly to enable EMC shielding by virtue of an electrical contact between the light source (1; 96) and the reflector (70; 81; 90), the invention proposes that a material (72) with poor thermal conductivity is arranged between the reflector (70; 81; 90) and the light source (1; 96) for thermally insulating the light source (1; 96) from the reflector (70; 81; 90).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Automotive Lighting Reutlingen GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Froehlich, Jochen Mehl, Christian Johann, Matthias Roder
  • Patent number: 8266515
    Abstract: A system for categorizing transactions includes a collection function gathering information concerning transactions, including at least date, description and amount of the transactions, for a particular person or enterprise, and a processing function categorizing individual ones of the collected transactions according to at least part of the transaction description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Yodlee.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Ramakrishna Satyavolu
  • Patent number: 8260706
    Abstract: A Web server hosted by a first enterprise has a first mechanism receiving a request for information or services to be provided to an end user, and a second mechanism determining whether the request comes directly from the end user, or from a server hosted by a second enterprise. If the request is determined by the second mechanism to come from the server hosted by the second enterprise, any information or service provided to the end user by the first enterprise is identified as coming from the second enterprise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Yodlec.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregg Freishtat, Vikas Rijsinghani
  • Patent number: 8261334
    Abstract: A data gathering system is guided by an Internet-capable appliance associated with a user, which has a Pin Vault software instance executing from a digital memory media coupled to the appliance and a Pin Vault file stored in a data repository coupled to the appliance. The Pin Vault file comprises data for authenticating the user to one or more web sites storing information of interest to the user, and the Pin Vault software cooperates with an Internet service to provide, from the Pin Vault, data as needed by the Internet service to log onto and authenticate as the user at the one or more web sites storing information of interest to the user, to gather information on behalf of the user. The data for authentication is never kept at the Internet service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Yodlee Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Hazlehurst, Matthew Aman, Doug Diego
  • Patent number: 8259924
    Abstract: A communications center system includes unsolicited inbound transaction traffic for routing to agents, one or more channels engaging visitors to the communication center other than interaction with a live agent, a profiling function for gathering information about the visitors to the communications-center, during the time the visitors are engaged in other than interaction with a live agent, a ranking function for ranking the visitors as to desirability for interaction, according to the information gathered, and an invitation function for sending invitations to transact to the visitors according to the ranking. The system monitors agent availability and the unsolicited inbound transaction traffic, and manages the invitation function to balance total traffic with agent availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolay Korolev, Vladimir Mezhibovsky
  • Patent number: 8250150
    Abstract: A software suite for managing the publishing and consumption of information and payload data across one or more transport protocols supported by a data-packet-network includes a posting application for publishing the information and payload data, and a consuming application for accessing and consuming the information and payload data. In a preferred embodiment the posting application enables posting of information that is consumable separately from the payload data wherein the information richly describes the payload data including provision of instructions for sampling the payload data before consuming the payload data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Forte Internet Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Clemmett Macleod Beck, Mark Franklin Sidell, Thomas Knox Gold, James Karl Powers, Charles Dazler Knuff
  • Patent number: 8244635
    Abstract: A personal information collection and delivery system has a collection component executed by a first enterprise, for collecting information for specific individuals from a plurality of information provider's sites, an aggregation component executed by the first enterprise, for aggregating and storing the collected information identified for individual ones of the specific individuals; and a plurality of delivery components executed by a like plurality of second enterprises, for delivering said aggregated information to the specific individuals. This system is characterized in that delivery is distinguished to individual ones of the second enterprises. In some cases the information providers are the second enterprises that manage delivery, in which case they may limit access according to a variety of variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Yodlee.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregg Freishtat, Vikas Rijsinghani
  • Patent number: 8239640
    Abstract: A system for controlling one or more aspects of a data storage and access routine incorporates a filter driver residing on a digital storage medium internal to or accessible to a host computing system; and a configuration interface residing on the digital storage medium. The interface enables reservation of an amount of memory for accelerating processes of data access and data storage and wherein the filter driver monitors data read and data write requests and processes those requests allowed through configuration and according to configured parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Dataram, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Caulkins