Patents Represented by Attorney Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP
  • Patent number: 8350563
    Abstract: A magnetic field sensor and a method associated with the magnetic field sensor provide gain correction coefficients and/or offset correction coefficients stored in the magnetic field sensor in digital form. The gain correction coefficients and/or offset correction coefficients can be used to generate analog control signals to control a sensitivity and/or an offset of an analog signal path through the magnetic field sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Allegro Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Haas, Ravi Vig
  • Patent number: 8346035
    Abstract: A modular radiation integrator assembly including a radiation source that emits radiation, a first integrator module including a first input port and a first output port, an adjust tube configured to partially receive the first integrator module and engage the radiation source in a manner such that the radiation emitted by the radiation source travels to and enters the first input port, and a second integrator module including a second input port and second output port, the second integrator module couplable to the first integrator module outside the adjust tube in a manner such that the radiation exits the first output port and enters the second input port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Canada Limited
    Inventor: Blaise R. J. Robitaille
  • Patent number: 8344937
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a first radar; identifying a blind spot in coverage of the first radar; providing a second radar to illuminate the blind spot, and merging data from the first and second radars using target classification prior to tracking to reduce false targets. In one embodiment, polarimetric data is used to classify targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Peter R. Drake, Yuchoi F. Lok
  • Patent number: 8344359
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure having a transistor and a thermo electronic structure. The transistor has a control electrode for controlling a flow of carriers through a semiconductor layer between a pair of electrodes. The thermo electronic structure has a first portion disposed on at least one of the pair of electrodes and a second portion disposed over a region of the semiconductor layer proximate the control electrode between the control electrode and said at least one of the pair of electrode. The thermo electronic structure extends from the first portion to the second portion for removing heat generated heat from said region in the semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: John P. Bettencourt, Nicholas J. Kolias
  • Patent number: 8345639
    Abstract: An antenna includes a diplexer having a high pass filter coupled to first and second radiating elements and a low pass filter coupled to third and fourth radiating elements, the first and second radiating elements oriented in a different direction relative to the third and fourth radiating elements. Signals are transmitted to or receive from the first and second radiating elements with a greater intensity relative to the intensity with which the signals are transmitted to or received from the third and fourth radiating elements when the signal frequencies are above a low pass roll-off frequency of the low pass filter. Signals are transmitted to or received from the third and fourth radiating elements with a greater intensity relative to the intensity with which the signals are transmitted to or received from the first and second radiating elements when the signal frequencies are below a high pass roll-off frequency of the high pass filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Marion P. Hensley, Matthew R. Dexter
  • Patent number: 8339790
    Abstract: A monolithic microwave integrated circuit structure having a semiconductor substrate structure with a plurality of active devices and a microwave transmission line having an input section, an output section and a interconnecting section electrically interconnecting the active devices on one surface and a metal layer on an opposite surface overlaying the interconnection section and absent from overlaying at least one of the input section and the output section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Shahed Reza, Edward Swiderski, Roberto W. Alm
  • Patent number: 8340427
    Abstract: In one aspect, a computer-implemented method of providing a symbol includes using a computer to receive a request to provide the symbol, retrieve an image based on the request, modify the image based on the request, convert the image to form the symbol and provide the symbol. In another aspect, an article includes a machine-readable medium that stores executable instructions to provide a symbol. The instructions cause a machine to receive a request to provide the symbol, retrieve an image based on the request, modify the image based on the request, convert the image to the symbol and provide the symbol. In a further aspect, an apparatus to provide a symbol includes circuitry to receive a request to provide the symbol, retrieve an image based on the request, modify the image based on the request, convert the image to the symbol and provide the symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: John S. Bryan, Barry L. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8339134
    Abstract: A magnetic field sensor includes a compensation loop coupled in series with normal circuit couplings in order to reduce a transient signal that would otherwise be generated when the magnetic field sensor experiences a high rate of change of magnetic field. In some embodiments, the magnetic field sensor is a current sensor responsive to a magnetic field generated by a current-carrying conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Allegro Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Weihua Chen, Michael G. Ward
  • Patent number: 8335761
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method, includes changing a production site from a first node to a second node, recording a point in time, Pi, of the production site fail over from the first node to the second node and replicating data from the second node to a third node. The replicating includes determining a latest common point in time, Px, that metadata changes were received between the second node and the third node, adding metadata changes between the time, Px, and a latest point in time that metadata was received at the third node to a delta marking stream on the third node, determining an earliest time, PL, between the time, Pi, and the time, Px, and adding metadata changes from the time, PL, to the latest point in time that metadata was received at the second node to a delta marking stream on the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: EMC International Company
    Inventor: Assaf Natanzon
  • Patent number: 8335346
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method to identify a candidate object includes receiving an image of the candidate object and projecting the received image onto an image subspace. The image subspace is formed from images of known objects of a class. The method also includes determining whether the candidate object is in the object class based on the received image and the image subspace using a likelihood ratio. The likelihood ratio includes a first probability density indicating a probability an object is in the object class and a second probability density indicating a probability an object is not in the class. The first probability density and the second probability are each a function of a distance of the received image to the image subspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Payam Saisan, Shubha L. Kadambe
  • Patent number: 8335771
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a continuous data protection system having a protection agent and at least one data protection appliance that enables, in an image access mode, a rolling back of volumes in a highly available storage array on the target side so that the volumes contain data for a selected point in time, creation of a storage array snapshot of the volumes for the point in time, and user access to the storage array snapshot in the storage array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Assaf Natanzon, Arieh Don, David Meiri
  • Patent number: 8332687
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method includes providing a splitter at a first storage array, receiving data from a host, storing the data on the first storage array, using a data protection appliance (DPA) to expose a device, continuously copying data stored on the first storage array to the device using the splitter and replicating the data to a second storage array using the DPA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Assaf Natanzon, Arich Don, Saar Cohen, Slavik Neymer, David Meiri, Brian Riordan, Anestis Panidis, Xiali He
  • Patent number: 8332612
    Abstract: The invention provides a system to reclaim space identified as no longer in use and comprises a vLUN, a thinly provisioned mapped LUN, a mapping layer, and a data reduction engine. Chunks of data are stored at logical chunk addresses (LCAs) in the vLUN and are mapped to corresponding physical chunk addresses (PCAs) in the thinly provisioned mapped LUN. The data reduction engine performs a data reduction process on a first logical chunk of data stored at a first LCA in the vLUN, where the first logical chunk has a size that is a nonzero integer multiple of the size of the storage extent of the thinly provisioned mapped LUN. After the data reduction process, the PCA associated with the first logical chunk is no longer needed, and the thinly provisioned mapped LUN is instructed to deallocate the PCA associated with the first logical chunk that is no longer needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Helen S. Raizen, Michael E. Bappe, Agarkov Vadim Nikolaevich, William Carl Biester, Richard Ruef, Karl M. Owen
  • Patent number: 8330600
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a first cold noise source, a first radiometer receiver, and a first detector. The first cold noise source generates a first thermal radiation signal having a first carrier frequency band. The first thermal radiation signal carries a first information signal. The first cold noise source also transmits the first thermal radiation signal through a first antenna. The first radiometer receiver receives the first thermal radiation signal through a second antenna, and the first detector extracts the first information signal from the first thermal radiation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Robert S. Roeder, Kenneth A. O'Connor, Matthew C. Smith, Shawn K. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8332613
    Abstract: Technology for minimizing disruptions when host data on a physical volume is encapsulated into a virtualization layer or de-encapsulated is disclosed. Evaluation of a physical volume used as data storage for a virtualization layer before committing to direct access to the physical volume is enabled by preventing direct access before presenting the physical volume directly to the host and by preventing the virtualization layer from moving data on the physical volume while redirecting to the physical volume a first plurality of I/O requests that were directed to the virtualization layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Bradford B. Glade, Helen S. Raizen, Matthew D. Waxman, David W. Harvey, Michael E. Bappe
  • Patent number: 8325099
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a coincident phase center dual polarized slotline radiator. In one embodiment, a radiator includes, for each of two polarizations in a unit cell: first and second fins to provide an air transition for a signal, the radiator including a throat region between the first and second fins, a microstrip path transitioning to a slotline feed, a slotline split forming a part of the slotline feed to provide signal power division and 180 degree phase shift for rejoinder in the throat of the radiator to launch the signal into free space. In another embodiment, a four port radiator is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Ronni J. Cavener, Robert V. Cummings
  • Patent number: 8325081
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing transponder responses to reflected signals utilizes data in an interrogator message to confirm that if two interrogations are received within a predetermined period of time and if the two interrogator signals correspond to a side lobe followed by a reflected main beam signal, the presence of multipath reflection can be correctly identified and the reply to the main beam interrogation can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Cornelia F. Rivers, Thomas H. Powell
  • Patent number: 8326406
    Abstract: A method and a system for free space optical tomography provides one or more light source and one or more light sensors spaced, which in one embodiment are spaced apart from and object to be imaged. A surface capture system coupled to a variety of optical models provides the method and system with the ability to render accurate tomographic images though the light has propagated both through a diffuse medium and, in on embodiment, also through free space to the one or more light sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Vasilis Ntziachristos, Jorge Ripoll
  • Patent number: 8320216
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of sonar processing includes identifying, with a processor, a detection having a detection probability value, the detection in a selected beam, wherein the detection is associated with a detection range cell having detection range cell data. The method also includes comparing, with the processor, the detection range cell data with range cell data from a corresponding range cell from at least one overlapping beam overlapping the selected beam. The method also includes updating, with the processor, the detection probability value based upon the comparing. A sonar system uses the above-described method. A computer readable storage medium has instructions thereon to achieve the above-described method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Qin Jiang
  • Patent number: 8319523
    Abstract: In one aspect, an integrated circuit (IC) system includes a receiver IC configured to receive a first clock signal and includes a feedback circuit to provide a feedback signal to a driver IC. The system also includes the driver IC configured to receive a second clock signal and includes a phase selection circuit configured to provide a phase selection signal to the receiver IC based on the feedback signal. The phase selection signal controls the data received by the receiver IC by adjusting the first clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Stephen R. Reid, David J. Katz