Patents Represented by Attorney Edell, Shapiro & Finnan LLC
  • Patent number: 8308229
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to an infant support structure. In particular, the invention relates to a strap management system for an infant support structure. In addition, the invention relates to an infant support structure that includes a seat portion that can be used alternatively as a booster seat and with a frame as part of a highchair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Seth Galley
  • Patent number: 8312332
    Abstract: A test apparatus includes a test input signal generator that generates a test input signal of word width N, and terminals that connect to inputs and outputs of an electrical circuit to be tested. The electrical circuit includes N digital test inputs and M digital test outputs. The terminals for the test inputs are connected to the test input signal and an electrical circuit is driven such that it outputs at its test outputs data with a macro clock cycle T of length L as test response. A compactor includes M inputs that are connected to the terminals for the test outputs of the circuit to be tested. The compactor compacts the test response with a micro clock cycle t of length l and outputs a data word of width m, where the length L is at least twice as large as the length l.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Andreas Leininger, Michael Goessel
  • Patent number: 8309454
    Abstract: A workpiece has at least two semiconductor chips, each semiconductor chip having a first main surface, which is at least partially exposed, and a second main surface. The workpiece also comprises an electrically conducting layer, arranged on the at least two semiconductor chips, the electrically conducting layer being arranged at least on regions of the second main surface, and a molding compound, arranged on the electrically conducting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Brunnbauer, Thorsten Meyer, Stephan Bradl, Ralf Plieninger, Jens Pohl, Klaus Pressel, Recai Sezi
  • Patent number: 8311538
    Abstract: A method and system for facilitating HLR access includes receiving a query request from a query entity, processing the query request to yield an SS7 request message, dispatching the SS7 request message to a HLR, receiving an SS7 response message from the HLR, constructing a query response, and returning the query response to the query entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Sybase 365, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Lovell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8310384
    Abstract: A phase digitizing apparatus for generating a corresponding digital value in response to a phase of an input signal is provided. The phase digitizing apparatus includes a coarse phase generator, for generating a coarse phase code according to the phase of the input signal and a first time unit; a fine phase code generator, for generating a fine phase code according to the phase of the input signal and a second time unit; and a calculating unit, for generating the digital value according to the coarse phase code and the fine phase code; wherein the first time unit is greater than the second time unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Po Lin Yeh, Chien-Hsing Lin, Shao Ping Hung, Chih-Tien Chang, Chun-Chia Chen, Jui-Hua Yeh
  • Patent number: 8308239
    Abstract: An infant support structure that supports a child above a support surface is disclosed. The infant support structure includes a frame, a seat, and an elastic member that supports the seat for vertical and horizontal movement relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Lundeen
  • Patent number: 8311482
    Abstract: A wireless base station apparatus is provided that is configured to automatically optimize the radiation pattern it uses when installed for operation in a wireless network in order to serve wireless client devices within a coverage area. The wireless base station is configured to determine its geographical location and to evaluate its geographical location based on stored geographical map data that indicates the physical geographical environment surrounding its geographical location. Based on the physical geographical environment surrounding the geographical location, the base station determines a radiation pattern best suited to serve wireless client devices within a coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Jin, John Grabner
  • Patent number: 8312050
    Abstract: Provided is a solution for storing data, the data comprising a set of tables, each table comprising a set of columns, each column comprising a set of values, each value being one or more data types. In the solution, a binary tree can be created for each of the data types. Each binary tree can comprise a set of nodes. A set of arrays can be associated with each node of the binary tree. The array associated with each node of each binary tree can correspond to one of the columns that comprises the value of the data type represented by the node of the binary tree. Each array can indicate at least one table row and column from the plurality of tables in which the value of the data type represented by the node of the binary tree occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Oliver Draese
  • Patent number: 8302218
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tub for bathing infants or children. The tub includes a receptacle for containing water and for receiving an infant. The tub also includes a selectively removable insert or positioning member that can be used to change the bathing area inside of the tub. When the positioning member is locked to the tub, the positioning member defines two separate infant seating positions within the tub. The positioning member is removable from the tub to allow the entire receptacle to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Dignitti, John L. Jones, Jr., Juliette Welch
  • Patent number: 8304823
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an integrated circuit including a ferroelectric memory cell is disclosed. One embodiment of the method includes: forming a amorphous oxide layer over a carrier, the amorphous layer including: O and any of the group of: Hf, Zr and (Hf,Zr), forming a covering layer on the amorphous layer, and heating the amorphous layer up to a temperature above its crystallization temperature to at least partly alter its crystal state from amorphous to crystalline, resulting in a crystallized oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: NaMLab gGmbH
    Inventor: Tim Boescke
  • Patent number: 8303033
    Abstract: An infant support structure includes a frame member defining a central area, a seat disposed in the central area and coupled to the frame member, and a leg member pivotally coupled to the frame member and movable between a deployed position extending outwardly from the frame member and a folded position adjacent the frame member. A support member has a first end movably coupled to the frame member and an opposite second end pivotally and slidably coupled to the leg member. The second end is slidable along the leg member as the leg member is moved between the deployed position and the folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Lundeen
  • Patent number: 8307334
    Abstract: A method for assisting a user in creating software code. In one implementation, the method includes receiving user input editing software code through a code editor, in which the software code is associated with a programming language having a plurality of software constructs. The method further includes receiving user input invoking a code assistant associated with the code editor. The code assistant comprises a plurality of panels that correspond to the plurality of software constructs. One or more of the plurality of panels contain a set of user-selectable options associated with a given software construct to assist the user in editing the software code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Trenten Peterson
  • Patent number: 8305887
    Abstract: Techniques are provide herein to determine the amount of allocated and unutilized bandwidth for services already provided on each of a plurality of quadrature amplitude modulator (QAM) channels. One of the plurality of QAM channels is selected as a selected QAM channel to maximize capacity for future service requests based on a determination that the selected QAM channel can have bandwidth deallocated to support a service at a second bandwidth greater than a first bandwidth. A sufficient amount of the allocated and unutilized bandwidth is deallocated for services provided at the first bandwidth on the selected QAM channel such that the service at the second bandwidth is thereafter supportable on the selected QAM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary M. Springer, Luis A. Rovira
  • Patent number: 8306780
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating, particularly in the field, a Raman spectroscopy device that includes a laser, a spectrograph, an intensified charge coupled device (ICCD), and an autofocus subsystem. Before spectral data acquisition commences a series of ancillary data checks is performed to monitor operating conditions of at least the laser, the ICCD, and the autofocus subsystem. Further, after each Raman spectrum acquisition, a series of data quality checks is performed to enhance confidence in the just collected data. Only spectral data that passes the data quality checks are further processed. However, all spectral data are stored in a log file. When the log file reaches a predetermined capacity, the log file is closed, and a new round of ancillary data checks is performed to again monitor the status of the Raman spectroscopy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Exelis Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Chyba, Brian Kelly
  • Patent number: 8306001
    Abstract: Techniques are provided to improve wireless beamformed communication between first and second wireless communication devices. At a plurality of antennas of the first wireless communication device (e.g., a base station) uplink transmissions sent from the second wireless communication device (e.g., a client or mobile device or station) are received. The first wireless communication device generates a downlink beamforming weight vector from received uplink transmissions, and computes a covariance matrix for received uplink transmissions. The first wireless communication device stores history information based on the covariance matrices for received uplink transmissions. The first wireless communication device computes first and second beamforming-space time code weight vectors based on the covariance matrix for an uplink transmission received in a current frame and the history information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Genyuan Wang, Li Guo, Hanqing Lou, Hang Jin
  • Patent number: 8307333
    Abstract: A system and computer program product for assisting a user in creating software code. In one implementation, the system includes a display; and a code editor configured to permit a user to edit software code that is displayable on the display. The software code is associated with a programming language having a plurality of software constructs. The code editor comprises a code assistant that is invokable by the user, in which the code assistant comprises a plurality of panels that correspond to the plurality of software constructs. One or more of the plurality of panels contain a set of user-selectable options associated with a given software construct to assist the user in editing the software code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Trenten Peterson
  • Patent number: 8300414
    Abstract: A system is provided that is securable to an electronic device. The system includes a module with a connection port that is configured to connect with a corresponding connection port of the electronic device. A securing structure is securable to portions of first ends of the module and electronic device to facilitate attachment of the module alongside the electronic device. When the module is attached to the electronic device with the securing structure, a side surface of the module engages with a corresponding side surface of the electronic device and the connection port of the module connects with the corresponding connection port of the connection device to establish an electrical connection between the module and the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Exelis Inc.
    Inventors: Greg M. Hoff, Dan Leeuw, Ed Poorman
  • Patent number: 8296075
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a computer system and methods of computer-facilitated data analysis for providing reliable DNA alignments. More specifically, the invention relates to the automation of alignment and naming of mitochondrial DNA sequences for use in forensic analysis. The methods of the present invention provide consistency of sequence nomenclature by minimizing alignment ambiguities, thus providing a common functional system within and among laboratories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Mito Tech, LLC
    Inventor: Bobi Den Hartog
  • Patent number: 8295415
    Abstract: A method of evaluating the usage in a received signal of codes from a tree of codes that can be used to orthogonalise communications signals, the method including testing to determine if a given code is in use in the received signal and deducing from the result and from the tree structure the need to test in the received signal for the use of the codes in the portion of the tree depending from said given code. The invention also includes corresponding apparatus and software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignees: MStar Semiconductor, Inc., MStar Software R&D, Ltd., MStar France SAS, MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Juha Olavi Korhonen
  • Patent number: D669762
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: William Miekina