Patents Represented by Attorney Condo Roccia LLP
  • Patent number: 8280625
    Abstract: Methods and computer readable medium for collaborating on geographical maps between two or more computers are disclosed. In particular, sharing a geographical location on a map between two or more computers and co-navigating a map between two or more computers are disclosed. With respect to sharing a geographical location, the geographical location is retrieved to the first computer. The geographical location is added to the map being rendered at the first computer and is sent to a second computer. A map including the geographical location is rendered at the second computer. With respect to co-navigating, a map is displayed from a map perspective at the first computer. The map perspective is sent to the second computer. A map from the same map perspective being displayed at the first computer is rendered at the second computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: VID Scale, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Coch, David Mark Smith, Graham Knight
  • Patent number: 8279890
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting uplink (UL) protocol changes includes reconfiguring a medium access control (MAC) protocol from a first MAC protocol to a second MAC protocol. A hybrid automatic repeat request (HARD) process associated with the first MAC protocol is flushed, and a MAC-e/es reset is performed. Segments of a MAC-e/es packet data unit (PDU) that are contained in a segmentation entity are discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Christopher R. Cave, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 8275428
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a topologically protected ?/8-gate which becomes universal when combined with the gates available through quasi-particle braiding and planar quasi-particle interferometry. A twisted interferometer, and a planar ?/8-gate in CTS, implemented with the help of the twisted interferometer, are disclosed. Embodiments are described in the context of state X (CTS) supported by an ISH, although the concept of a twisted-interferometer is more general and has relevance to all anionic, i.e. quasiparticle systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Parsa Bonderson, Michael Freedman, Chetan Nayak, Kevin Walker, Lukasz Fidkowski
  • Patent number: 8261064
    Abstract: A handheld communications device is created with a touch sensitive display, a secure computing component, and a non-secure computing component. The secure component may comprise a secure CPU executing a secure operating system. The non-secure component may comprise a separate non-secure CPU executing a separate non-secure operating system. The touch sensitive display on the handheld communications device is divided into a secure portion and a non-secure portion such that information displayed in the secure portion is provided by the secure operating system, and information displayed in the non-secure portion is provided by the non-secure operating system. Similarly, data entered through the secure portion of the display is provided to the secure operating system, and data entered through the non-secure portion of the display is provided to the non-secure operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Todd E. Ditzman, Michael J. Paparo
  • Patent number: 8259580
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) determines (1) whether the WTRU is transmitting as much scheduled data as allowed by a current Serving_Grant, (2) whether the WTRU has enough power to transmit at higher data rate, and (3) based on a same power offset as a currently selected E-DCH transport format combination (E-TFC), whether total E-DCH buffer status (TEBS) would require more than predetermined period to be transmitted with the current Serving_Grant×a ratio of active processes to a total number of processes. If criteria (1)-(3) are met, the WTRU sets the happy bit to “unhappy.” If MAC-i/is is configured, the WTRU evaluates criteria (2) by identifying an E-TFC that has a transport block size at least x bits larger than a transport block size of the currently selected E-TFC, and determining whether the identified E-TFC is supported based on a same power offset as the currently selected E-TFC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 8254321
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for serving high speed downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH) cell change are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) sends a measurement report to a radio network controller (RNC) when a signal strength of a target cell approaches a signal strength of a source cell. The RNC adds the target cell in an active set and sends pre-loaded HS-DSCH configuration information for the target cell to the WTRU. The WTRU sends another measurement report when a signal strength of the target cell exceeds that of the source cell. The WTRU monitors a high speed shared control channel (HS-SCCH) on the target cell based on the pre-loaded HS-DSCH configuration information and decodes an HS-SCCH transmission. The WTRU determines whether a MAC-hs/ehs reset is required and if so resets a MAC-hs/ehs entity prior to receiving an HS-DSCH transmission from the target cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Paul Marinier
  • Patent number: 8246529
    Abstract: The inventive technique include a system, method and device for treating a patient. The inventive system includes a magnetic field generating device created using a powdered ferromagnetic. The system further includes a circuit in electrical communication with the magnetic core, and a power source in electrical communication with the circuit. The ferromagnetic powder core may be manufactured by at least one of the following: machining, pressing, molding, gluing, and extruding. Also, the ferromagnetic powder core may have a distributed gap structure, where the gap structure operates to focus the magnetic field between pole faces of the magnetic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Neuronetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Edward Riehl, Kenneth Ghiron, Leo P. Carbonneau, Gerard E. Bachand
  • Patent number: 8249004
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for discontinuous reception (DRX) operation in a wireless transmit receive unit aligns uplink and downlink transmissions with a DRX cycle. The transmission may be a channel quality indicator report, a sounding reference signal, or a silence descriptor among other downlink and uplink transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Wang, Guodong Zhang, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 8238260
    Abstract: A method for controlling discontinuous reception in a wireless transmit/receive unit includes defining a plurality of DRX levels, wherein each DRX level includes a respective DRX cycle length and transitioning between DRX levels based on a set of criteria. The transitioning may be triggered by implicit rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Peter S. Wang, Jin Wang
  • Patent number: 8238311
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for session continuity using pre-registration tunneling procedure are disclosed. For session continuity, a tunnel is established between a multi-mode wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) and a core network of a target system via a source system while the WTRU is still connected with the source system. An access procedure is performed toward the target system using the tunnel. A handover is the performed from the source system to the target system once the access procedure is complete. The access procedure includes session initiation protocol (SIP) registration, authentication of the WTRU at the target system, and internet protocol (IP) configuration. The handover may be from a third generation partnership project (3GPP) system to a non-3GPP system, or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Kamel M. Shaheen
  • Patent number: 8233451
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reconfiguring a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) are directed to receiving an active set update message indicating that a mode of operation allowing a certain modulation scheme is enabled or disabled and performing at least one of: performing a MAC reset procedure, updating a set of reference enhanced transport format combination indicators (E-TFCIs) and associated power offsets, determining actions related to E-DPCCH boosting, modifying information related to an enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH), and modifying an index that indicates an E-DCH transport block size table. The update message includes at least one modified information element (IE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Benoit Pelletier, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 8233501
    Abstract: Data of a transport block set is to be transmitted in a wireless communication system. The wireless communication system uses adaptive modulation and coding and has a physical layer hybrid automatic repeat request mechanism. Segmentation information for potential segmentation of the transport block set is provided. The transport block set is transmitted with a first specified modulation and coding scheme. The transport bock set is received and whether the received transport block set is determined to meet a specified quality. When the specified quality is not met, a repeat request is transmitted. The first specified modulation and coding set is changed to a second specified modulation and coding set. In response to the repeat request, the transmit block set is segmented into a plurality of segments supported by the second specified modulation and coding set in accordance with the provided segmentation information. The segments are transmitted and at least two of the segments are transmitted separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Ariela Zeira, Nader Bolourchi
  • Patent number: 8228829
    Abstract: A method of discontinuous reception (DRX) in a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) includes the WTRU receiving DRX setting information over a radio resource control (RRC) signal, and the WTRU receiving DRX activation information over medium access control (MAC) signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Mohammed Sammour, Arty Chandra, Jin Wang, Shankar Somasundaram
  • Patent number: 8220334
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method, system, and device for conducting ultrasound interrogation of a medium. The novel method includes transmitting a non-beamformed or beamformed ultrasound wave into the medium, receiving more than one echoed ultrasound wave from the medium, and converting the received echoed ultrasound wave into digital data. The novel method may further transmit the digital data. In some embodiments, the transmitting may be wireless. The novel device may include transducer elements, an analog-to-digital converter in communication with the transducer elements, and a transmitter in communication with the analog-to-digital converter. The transducers may operate to convert a first electrical energy into an ultrasound wave. The first electrical energy may or may not be beamformed. The transducers also may convert an echoed ultrasound wave into a second electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Penrith Corporation
    Inventors: Jodi Schwartz Klessel, Kevin S. Randall, Joseph A. Urbano
  • Patent number: 8213856
    Abstract: A hardware and software implemented, standardize testing, scoring and reporting system has a network interface, being either LAN or the Internet. A test is selected from a library, assigned to a group of examinees, and a record is made of the assignment. The test is available on-line, or downloaded, or both. Downloaded tests are saved as PDF files and printed into booklets. Examinees record answers on bubble sheets, which are scanned at the customer site or shipped to a processing plant. Individual scanned answer sheets provided data for individual scanned records. Scanning software performs an initial auto-correct and then performs an initial check for errors in scanned records. Tests are batched for later inspection. Scanned records with errors are classified as invalid and the test papers are separated. Prompts are generated for a human test paper inspection and scanned record editing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Vantage Technologies Knowledge Assessment, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael P. McGinley, Brian C. Maguire, Scott M. Elliott, Robert Patrylak, George T. Allen, III
  • Patent number: 8209279
    Abstract: Measurement-only topological quantum computation using both projective and interferometrical measurement of topological charge is described. Various issues that would arise when realizing it in fractional quantum Hall systems are discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Freedman, Chetan Nayak, Parsa Bonderson
  • Patent number: 8199757
    Abstract: Enhanced MAC-es PDUs are created by concatenating enhanced MAC-es service data units (SDUs) based on higher layer PDUs and segments thereof, where segmentation information is included in the enhanced MAC-es headers. An enhanced MAC-e header is generated for each enhanced MAC-es PDU to describe information about the enhanced MAC-es PDU. An enhanced MAC-e PDU is created by concatenating enhanced MAC-es PDUs and enhanced MAC-e headers. An enhanced MAC-es header may include a Transmit Sequence Number (TSN) field, a Segmentation Description (SD) field, length (L) fields to indicate the length of each enhanced MAC-es SDU and/or logical channel indicator (LCH-ID) fields. An enhanced MAC-e header may include one or more logical channel indicator (LCH-ID) fields for corresponding enhanced MAC-es PDUs or MAC-s SDUs and length (L) fields. Various techniques are disclosed for indicating the end of the enhanced MAC-e header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Paul Marinier, Christopher R. Cave
  • Patent number: 8179877
    Abstract: Efficient enhanced transport format combination (E-TFC) selection methods and apparatus support flexible radio link control (RLC) packet data unit (PDU) size and medium access control (MAC) layer segmentation. Methods for filling an enhanced medium access control (MAC-e) packet data unit (PDU) with data from logical channels as part of E-TFC selection are provided. In one embodiment, the E-TFC selection algorithm employs a single request from the MAC layer to the RLC layer to request the number of bits it is allowed to send for a logical channel to create enhanced MAC-e PDUs. In another embodiment, the MAC entity performs multiple requests to the RLC entity. In another embodiment, the MAC entity makes a single request to the RLC entity to create one or more enhanced MAC-e PDUs of a set size. A technique is also provided for maintaining a guaranteed bit rate (GBR) for non-scheduled data flows with variable-length headers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Interdigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Paul Marinier, Stephen E. Terry, Christopher R. Cave
  • Patent number: 8177702
    Abstract: A proximity sensor for a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) system detects the proximity of a TMS coil assembly to a position at which the coil is to receive pulses during TMS treatment and provides feedback to the operator so that the operator may adjust the TMS coil assembly as necessary to maintain optimal positioning during treatment. A flexible substrate containing a sensor or sensor array is disposed between the TMS coil assembly and the position such that the coupling of the TMS coil assembly to the position may be detected by the sensor(s). Sensor outputs are processed by signal processing circuitry to provide an indication of whether the TMS coil assembly is properly disposed with respect to the position during TMS treatment. A display may be used to provide an indication of how to adjust the TMS coil assembly to improve the positioning of the TMS coil assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Neuronetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Edward Riehl, Kenneth Marc Ghiron, Stanford W. Miller
  • Patent number: D659870
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Wilmar Corporation
    Inventor: David James Cooper