Patents Represented by Attorney Chapin IP Law, LLC
  • Patent number: 8351035
    Abstract: According to example configurations herein, a fluid sample flow including particulate matter passes through a conduit. One or more optical sensors monitor optical energy scattering off of the particulate matter in the fluid sample flow as it passes through the conduit. A magnitude of the optical energy sensed by the one or more optical sensors varies depending on particulate matter present in the fluid sample flow. An analyzer monitors the magnitude of the optical energy sensed by the one or more optical sensors and detects changes in the optical energy. A change in the optical energy can indicate a change in the particulate matter present in the fluid sample flow. In response to detecting the change in the optical energy, the analyzer initiates one or more functions such as recalibration, purging, execution of diagnostics, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Goohs, Pedro Lilienfeld, Dieter Kita, John G. Hiss
  • Patent number: 8350908
    Abstract: Tracking a target across a region is disclosed. A graphical user interface is provided that displays, in a first region, video from a field of view of a main video device, and, in a plurality of second regions, video from a field of view of each of a plurality of perimeter video devices (PVDs). The field of view of each PVD is proximate to the main video device's field of view. A selection of one of the plurality of PVDs is received. In response, video from a field of view of the selected PVD is displayed in the first region, and a plurality of candidate PVDs is identified. Each candidate PVD has a field of view proximate to the field of view of the selected PVD. The plurality of second regions is then repopulated with video from a field of view of each of the plurality of identified candidate PVDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: VIDSYS, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Jeffrey Morris, Richard Casey Clarkson
  • Patent number: 8344712
    Abstract: A power supply system includes multiple power converter phases. A controller (e.g., a processor device) monitors energy delivery for each of multiple power converter phases that supply energy to a load. The controller analyzes the energy delivery associated with each of the multiple power converter phases to identify an imbalance of energy delivered by the multiple power converter phases to the load. Based on the analyzing and detection of an imbalance condition, the controller modifies a future order of activating the multiple power converter phases for powering the load. Accordingly, a single phase of a multiphase switching power converter may be prevented from becoming overloaded while delivering energy to power the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Rectifier Corporation
    Inventors: Gary D. Martin, Robert T. Carroll
  • Patent number: 8346554
    Abstract: A method for automatic speech recognition includes determining for an input signal a plurality scores representative of certainties that the input signal is associated with corresponding states of a speech recognition model, using the speech recognition model and the determined scores to compute an average signal, computing a difference value representative of a difference between the input signal and the average signal, and processing the input signal in accordance with the difference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Igor Zlokarnik
  • Patent number: 8340927
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring a flow velocity and a flow rate of groundwater leaking from the earth surface includes: a storage tank that is fixed to close a side surface and a top surface of an earth surface region from which the groundwater leaks and that stores the groundwater leaking from the earth surface; a liquid column tube that causes the groundwater stored in the storage tank to introduce thereto and causes a water column to rise; and a pressure-type measuring unit that is formed in a top opening of the liquid column tube and that senses a differential pressure. Accordingly, it is possible to easily and rapidly measure a flow velocity and a flow rate of groundwater leaking from the earth surface by the use of a user's terminal in real time, or by time zones, or on the user's request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM)
    Inventors: Ki-Sung Sung, Jeong-Chan Kim, Kue-Young Kim, Tae-Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 8330988
    Abstract: A scheduling application prints a portable pocket sized hardcopy of information items such as scheduled items and task lists, and prints the information onto the pocket sized hardcopy in a consistent manner on each visible side of the hardcopy by rotating and inverting the printed material in anticipation of subsequent folding. The consistent manner encompasses inverting and arranging portions of the hardcopy along fold lines to enable folding that results in an upright orientation to the displayed text and figures. Conventional scheduling mechanisms are typically unwieldy to quickly initiate and enter a single item or entry. Electronic mediums need to be powered on, a keystroke, stylus, or pointing device sequence applied to access the corresponding scheduling or notepad application, and the information entered. Conventional paper mediums tend to be bulky and thus typically in a briefcase or purse, and often have binders or covers as well as page tabbing systems that need to be navigated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventors: Faizan Nabi Buzdar, Sabika Nazim, Misbah Ullah
  • Patent number: 8330438
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for equalizing phase currents in multiphase switching power converters is described in which pairs of stored digital values that directly or indirectly control the values of the currents in the conversion phases are altered in equal and opposite increments. In one embodiment the digital values being controlled are the relative on-times of the power switches in pairs of conversion phase. The method is stepwise and repetitive in the sense that, instead of calculating or inferring offset values that seek to bring all of the currents in the phases toward equality, pairs of phase currents are altered repetitively and iteratively, using equal and opposite steps in the values of their respective control variables, until the phases are all sufficiently close in value. The steps may be of fixed size or the step size may be selectively modified to optimize the convergence time of the algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Rectifier Corporation
    Inventor: Venkat Sreenivas
  • Patent number: 8332515
    Abstract: A system is shown that supplies web pages from servers (109 to 116, 301 to 305) to requesting clients (102 to 106) over the Internet (101). Each server is configured to supply web page data to requesting clients. A traffic manager (120) receives request data from browsing clients and selects one of the serving devices for serving web page data. A data manipulation station (125) manipulates request data or web page data. The traffic manager supplies a function call to the data manipulation station that includes request data or web page data using Internet protocol. The manipulation station manipulates the request data or the web page data to produce manipulated data and the manipulated date is returned to the traffic manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Riverbed Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Ross Mansell, Crispin Edward Harold Flowerday
  • Patent number: 8330444
    Abstract: According to one configuration, a monitor circuit monitors a delivery of power supplied by one or more switch devices to a dynamic load. Based on an amount of power delivered to the load as measured by the monitor circuit, a control circuit produces a voltage control signal. A gate bias voltage generator circuit utilizes the voltage control signal to generate a switch activation voltage or bias voltage. A switch drive circuit uses the switch activation voltage as generated by the bias voltage generator to activate each of the one or more switch devices during a portion of a switching cycle when a respective switch device is in an ON state, and the respective switch device conducts current from a voltage source through the switch device to the load. The control circuit adjusts the voltage control signal to modify a level of the switch activation voltage depending on the dynamic load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Rectifier Corporation
    Inventors: James Noon, Lawrence Spaziani, Robert T. Carroll, Venkat Sreenivas
  • Patent number: 8321938
    Abstract: A network analysis architecture provides a suite of complementary logic operable at different temporal and spatial timescales. The distinct temporal and spatial scales define different tiers, each analyzing network events according to predetermined temporal and spatial scales of progressive magnitude. Particular event detection logic may be operable on an immediate temporal scale, while other logic identifies trends over a longer time period. Similarly, different spatial scales are appropriate to different algorithms, as in logic that examines only headers or length of packets, or inspects an entire payload or transferred file. Deployment of logic that is focused on different timing and scope of data allows timely action in the case of readily apparent deviations, and permits longer term analysis for identifying trends that emerge over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: William Timothy Strayer, Walter Milliken, Ronald Joseph Watro
  • Patent number: 8315878
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is disclosed that accepts recorded audio data from an end-user. The audio data can be in the form of a command requesting user action. Likewise, the audio data can be converted into a text file. The audio data is reduced to a digital file in a format that is supported by the device hardware, such as a .wav, .mp3, .vnf file, or the like. The digital file is sent via secured or unsecured wireless communication to one or more server computers for further processing. In accordance with an important aspect of the invention, the system evaluates the confidence level of the of the speech recognition process. If the confidence level is high, the system automatically builds the application command or creates the text file for transmission to the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen S. Burns, Mickey W. Kowitz
  • Patent number: 8315875
    Abstract: An email system for mobile devices, such as cellular phones and PDAs, is disclosed which allows email messages to be played back on the mobile device as voice messages on demand by way of a media player, thus eliminating the need for a unified messaging system. Email messages are received by the mobile device in a known manner. In accordance with an important aspect of the invention, the email messages are identified by the mobile device as they are received. After the message is identified, the mobile device sends the email message in text format to a server for conversion to speech or voice format. After the message is converted to speech format, the server sends the messages back to the user's mobile device and notifies the user of the email message and then plays the message back to the user through a media player upon demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen S. Burns, Mickey W. Kowitz
  • Patent number: 8305211
    Abstract: A security installation positions a peering ability with a peer installation by establishing a peering agreement to define the conditions constituting a situation for which peering applies, and identifies the resources and assets which will be shared, as well as the duration of the peering, typically until the resolution of the exigent situation or circumstances that prompted the peering. Peering selectively couples security installations for monitoring a particular upon determining that a situation responsive to mediation has occurred within an area monitored by the security installation for monitoring an area. The security installation initiates a peering invitation to a peer installation, in which the peer installation is configured to share resources with the security installation for mitigating the cause of the situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: VidSys, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Jeffrey Morris, Steven Arnold Bolton
  • Patent number: 8297115
    Abstract: A piezoresistive pressure-measuring plug for a combustion engine for measuring a pressure. The piezoresistive pressure-measuring plug: includes a plug body for insertion into a cylinder of the combustion engine, a rod that is arranged in the plug body, a sensing structure comprising a piezoresistive element, that is arranged between the rod and the plug body such that the sensing structure is acted upon, when in use, by the pressure prevailing in the combustion chamber of the cylinder. The sensing structure is arranged in the plug body and, when in use, is compressed in an axial direction by the force applied to the sensing structure and a piezoresistive element mounted on the sensing structure. A PWB is also arranged in the plug body. Such a pressure-measuring plug provides improved bandwidth and reduced build-in height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Sensata Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Gerard Johan Borgers, Cris Ruiz Zwollo, Robert Zwijze, Paulus Thomas Johannes Gennissen, Tim Tiek, Huub Toneman, Serge Groenhuijzen
  • Patent number: 8300471
    Abstract: A memory device includes core memory such as flash memory for storing data. The memory device includes a first power input to receive a first voltage used to power the flash memory. Additionally, the memory device includes a second power input to receive a second voltage. The memory device includes power management circuitry configured to receive the second voltage and derive one or more internal voltages. The power management circuitry supplies or conveys the internal voltages to the flash memory. The different internal voltages generated by the power management circuitry (e.g., voltage converter circuit) and supplied to the core memory enable operations such as read/program/erase with respect to cells in the core memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Mosaid Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Jin-Ki Kim, Peter Gillingham
  • Patent number: 8296242
    Abstract: A method for validating and securing transactions involving multiple agents separated by physical space or scheduling constraints is presented. In the invention messages (informational tokens) are communicated at key junctures during a transaction (a transfer of goods or provision of services) to provide confirmation of the transaction to parties that are not present during the transaction. The transfer of informational tokens may occur by attachment to products or service related packages, through telephone, Internet or other inter-party communications channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Yaneer Bar-Yam
  • Patent number: 8279685
    Abstract: A system includes a voltage generator to produce a pre-charge voltage signal for pre-charging one or more signals in a memory circuit. The one or more signals can be data bus lines used to access memory. The voltage generator can include an input indicating whether the memory circuit is set to a power-saving mode. The input adjusts a magnitude of the pre-charge voltage signal produced by the voltage generator. Adjusting the pre-charge voltage can result in power savings. When in the power-saving mode, the voltage generator circuit can adjust the pre-charge voltage to a value that reduces an amount of leakage current associated with a pre-charge voltage. Reducing the leakage with respect to the pre-charge voltage means that the saved power can be used for other useful purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Mosaid Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Valerie L. Lines, HakJune Oh
  • Patent number: 8275362
    Abstract: In one general sense, information may be presented to a user by receiving one or more ambiguous characters that may be resolved to one of at least two disambiguated characters, exchanging at least one of the ambiguous characters with a host, receiving, from the host, results that reflect disambiguated terms related to the ambiguous characters exchanged with the host, rendering the results in a manner enabling the user to perceive which of the disambiguated terms will be used upon user selection of an aspect of the results, and enabling the user to select an aspect of the results to effect use of a corresponding one of the disambiguated terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Tegic Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Longe, Ethan R. Bradford, David J. Kay, Pim van Meurs
  • Patent number: D672235
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Barry W. Chapin
  • Patent number: D673517
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas DeVesto