Patents Represented by Attorney Christopher P. Maiorana, PC
  • Patent number: 8140514
    Abstract: A method of automatically classifying defects. The method generally includes the steps of (A) receiving information for a current defect, (B) extracting field values from the current defect, (C) counting a number of occurrences of one or more keywords in the current defect, (D) determining one or more new keywords occurring in the current defect and storing the one or more new keywords in a database and (E) creating one or more linkages in the database between a first record corresponding to the current defect and one or more second records corresponding to previous defects based upon one or more similarities between the first and the second records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Khanh Nguyen, Seonmi Anderson, Michael L. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8138816
    Abstract: A control circuit and a conversion circuit. The control circuit may be configured to generate an analog control signal in response to a digital control signal. The conversion circuit may be configured to generate a capacitance signal in response to the analog control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew K. Freeston, Jack Redus
  • Patent number: 8135072
    Abstract: An apparatus including a control circuit and an encoder circuit. The control circuit may configured to generate a first control signal and a second control signal. The encoder circuit may be configured to (i) receive a plurality of coefficients, the first control signal and the second control signal and (ii) generate an encoded signal in response to the plurality of coefficients, the first control signal and the second control signal. The encoder circuit may be further configured to simultaneously encode run before syntax elements with the plurality of coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Scott F. James, Eric C. Pearson
  • Patent number: 8131071
    Abstract: An apparatus having a buffer and a circuit is disclosed. The buffer may be configured to receive a digital image. The digital image generally has (i) a Bayer color representation and (ii) two initial dimensions in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction respectively. The circuit may be configured to generate a resample image in a signal by down-sampling the digital image in the Bayer color representation such that (i) the resample image has two resample dimensions, (ii) at least one of the resample dimensions is smaller than a respective at least one of the initial dimensions and (iii) the respective at least one initial dimension is a non-integer multiple of the at least one resample dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ambarella, Inc.
    Inventor: Elliot N. Linzer
  • Patent number: 8125560
    Abstract: A method for automatically focusing a camera including the steps of (A) recording a first topology and a second topology, where the second topology occurs temporally after the first topology, and (B) comparing the first topology with the second topology. A focus of the camera is automatically adjusted based upon one or more similarities between the first topology and the second topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Ambarella, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsiang-Chun Huang, ChiHong John Ju
  • Patent number: 8121195
    Abstract: A method for reducing memory utilization in a digital video codec. The method generally includes the steps of (A) generating a second reference picture by downsampling a first reference picture using a pattern, wherein the pattern (i) comprises a two-dimensional grid and (ii) is unachievable by performing a vertical downsampling and separately performing a horizontal downsampling, (B) generating a third reference picture by upsampling the second reference picture and (C) processing an image in a video signal using the third reference picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventor: Lowell L. Winger
  • Patent number: 8120431
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a voltage controlled oscillator, a first charge pump, a second charge pump, a switch circuit and a comparator circuit. The voltage controlled oscillator may be configured to generate an output signal oscillating at a first frequency in response to a control signal. The charge pump circuit may be configured to generate a first component of the control signal in response to a first adjustment signal and a second adjustment signal. The second charge pump may be configured to generate a second component of the control signal in response to a first intermediate signal and a second intermediate signal. The switch circuit may be configured to generate the first intermediate signal and the second intermediate signal in response to the first adjustment signal and the second adjustment signal. The comparator circuit may be configured to generate the first and second adjustment signals in response to a comparison between (i) an input signal having a second frequency and (ii) the output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventor: Chunbo Liu
  • Patent number: 8121183
    Abstract: A method for adaptive selection of floating taps in a decision feedback equalizer including the steps of (A) determining values for a predefined metric for tap positions within a range covered by a decision feedback equalizer (DFE) and (B) setting one or more floating taps of the DFE to tap positions based upon the values of the predefined metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Lizhi Zhong, Ye Liu, Catherine Yuk-fun Chow, Ryan Jungsuk Park, Freeman V. Zhong, Amaresh V. Malipatil
  • Patent number: 8115644
    Abstract: an apparatus comprising a sensor system and a controller. The sensor system may be configured to provide information about an angle of a ski rope relative to a ski pylon. The controller may be configured to provide (i) a first indication if the sensor indicates the ski rope reaches a target angle within a target time and (ii) a second indication if the sensor does not indicate the ski rope reaches the target angle be within the target time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher P. Maiorana
  • Patent number: 8112663
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a logically contiguous group of at least three drives, a first loop, a second loop, and a compression/decompression circuit. Each of the drives comprises (i) a first region configured to store compressed data of a previous drive, (ii) a second region configured to store uncompressed data of the drive, (iii) a third region configured to store compressed data of a next drive. The first loop may be connected to the next drive in the logically contiguous group. The second loop may be connected to the previous drive of the logically contiguous group. The compression/decompression circuit may be configured to compress and decompress the data stored on each of the drives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Pavan P S, Vivek Prakash, Mahmoud K. Jibbe
  • Patent number: 8112582
    Abstract: A method of configuring a storage device is disclosed. The method generally includes the steps of (A) receiving a single data unit over a communication network, the data unit (i) being transferred via the communication network using a standard communication protocol, (ii) defining both (a) a plurality of new configuration items that define a new configuration of the storage device and (b) a command to be performed by the storage device and (iii) having a standard markup language format, (B) calculating at least one configuration change from a plurality of current configuration items to the new configuration items, the current configuration items defining a current configuration of the storage device, (C) adjusting the storage device into the new configuration based on the at least one configuration change and (D) performing a requested operation with the storage device in the new configuration in response to the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Partha P. Porel, Tanmoy Sil
  • Patent number: 8112734
    Abstract: A method incorporating adaptive body biasing into an integrated circuit design flow includes the steps of (A) adding adaptive body biasing input/outputs (I/Os) during a bonding layout stage of the integrated circuit design flow, (B) floorplanning the integrated circuit design, (C) generating an adaptive body biasing mesh and (D) generating a layout of the integrated circuit design based upon a plurality of adaptive body biasing corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Mbouombouo, Ramnath Venkatraman, Ruggero Castagnetti
  • Patent number: 8102910
    Abstract: An apparatus generally having a first circuit and a second circuit. The first circuit may be configured to (i) generate an equalizer parameter in response to an input signal, the equalizer parameter causing a cancellation of post-cursor inter-symbol interference from a plurality of symbols in the input signal and (ii) generate an output signal in response to both the input signal and the equalizer parameter. The second circuit may be configured to (i) generate a target parameter signal in response to the input signal, the target parameter signal representing a mean value of a plurality of sample points of the symbols and (ii) generate a control signal in response to the target parameter signal, the control signal causing a reduction of the equalizer parameter, the reduction causing a decrease in the cancellation of the post-cursor inter-symbol interference from the symbols, wherein the apparatus does not cancel pre-cursor inter-symbol interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Freeman Y. Zhong, Amaresh V. Malipatil, Hollis H. Poche, Jr., Yikui Dong, Venkata Naga Jyothi Madhavapeddy
  • Patent number: 8098073
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a test termination card having a first set of connections and a second set of connections. The first set of connections may be configured to connect to a specific pinout of a device under test. The second set of connections may be configured to connect to a general pinout of a tester load board. The termination card may toggle between (a) connecting the first set of connectors to the second set of connectors to implement a first test type and (b) disconnecting the first set of connectors from the second set of connectors to implement a second test type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Derrick Sai-Tang Butt, Hong-Him Lim, David Carkeek
  • Patent number: 8098834
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a housing, a speaker, and an amplifier. The speaker may be mounted within the housing. A concave portion may be implemented in the housing and may be configured to hold a transformer. An amplifier may be implemented within the housing and may be configured to receive power through a connection to the transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Sound Merchandising, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. O'Shea, Dennis M. O'Shea
  • Patent number: 8098735
    Abstract: A circuit generally having a first module, a second module and a third module is disclosed. The first module may be configured to (i) generate a plurality of parsed residual blocks by parsing an 8×8 CABAC (context-based adaptive binary arithmetic coding) residual block received in an input signal and (ii) generate a plurality of metric signals resulting from the parsing of the 8×8 CABAC residual block. The second module may be configured to generate a scanning position signal based on the metric signals. The third module may be configured to generating a plurality of 4×4 CAVLC (context-based adaptive variable length coding) residual blocks in an output signal by sub-sampling the parsed residual blocks based on the scanning position signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Jamal Benzreba, Harminder Banwait, Eric Pearson
  • Patent number: 8099708
    Abstract: A method of operation for an input/output assignment tool is disclosed. The method generally includes the steps of (A) generating a graphic presentation to a user displaying (i) a circuit icon having a plurality of pin icons and (ii) a plurality of signal icons, (B) moving a first of the signal icons within the graphic presentation to a first of the pin icons in response to a move command from the user and (C) indicating an acceptance of an association between the first signal icon and the first pin icon in response to the association passing a rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Grant Lindberg, Gregor J. Martin, David Asson, Ying Chun He
  • Patent number: 8095734
    Abstract: An apparatus having a cache configured as N-way associative and a controller circuit is disclosed. The controller circuit may be configured to (i) detect one of a cache hit and a cache miss in response to each of a plurality of access requests to the cache, (ii) detect a collision among the access requests, (iii) queue at least two first requests of the access requests that establish a speculative collision, the speculative collision occurring where the first requests access a given congruence class in the cache and (iv) delay a line allocation to the cache caused by a cache miss of a given one of the first requests while the given congruence class has at least N outstanding line fills in progress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Lippert, Judy M. Gehman, John M. Nystuen
  • Patent number: 8095591
    Abstract: On-line health education includes displaying composites of personalized health content and patient-selected entertainment. Suitable sources of entertainment include generally available web pages and television programs. Composites are spatial (for page displays) or temporal (for image sequence displays). Health content is customized to health and personal situations of individual patients, and replaces advertisements. Composites are generated on a central server in communication with an entertainment server and a health server. Amenable diseases or behaviors include diabetes, asthma, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, eating disorders, HIV, mental health disorders, smoking, and alcohol and drug abuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Brown
  • Patent number: 8095340
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing power usage are provided. The system includes a programmable microprocessor, at least one input mechanism, a memory having instructions and/or other information, a display, at least one power consuming power device and a remote server. The systems allows the user of a power consuming device to receive instructions or other information from the server. The method includes using stored program instructions to generate power device related information on a display, collecting power device data representative of the electrical current or power consumed, connecting to a remote computing facility having a server, and providing the data to a computer remotely located from the central server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Brown