Patents Represented by Attorney Edell, Shapiro & Finnan LLC
  • Patent number: 8267803
    Abstract: An infant support structure includes a support frame having a lower member configured to engage a support surface. First and second spaced arcuate posts extend upwardly from the lower member, each of the posts having a distal end portion. A seat portion is disposed between and coupled to the posts. A first end of a toy bar is secured to the distal end portion of one of the posts, and a second end of the toy bar is secured to the distal end portion of the other of the posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Trapp, John DeRubes, Domenic T. Gubitosi, Brian S. Kelly, John Martin Maul, Philip R. Pyrce, Robert W. Salmon
  • Patent number: 8270458
    Abstract: Apparatus arranged to analyse a signal comprising a series of symbols, the apparatus comprising means for calculating a metric of said signal, filter means for filtering said signal, means for calculating a metric of said filtered signal and means for comparing said metrics, wherein the filtering means is arranged to track a spectral feature of the signal and maintain that feature within the pass band of the filtering means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignees: MStar Semiconductor, Inc., MStar Software R&D, Ltd., MStar France SAS, MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Cyril Valadon
  • Patent number: 8271479
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention disclose a method, a system and a computer program product of discovering automated insights in XML data by generating a query result in response to querying data using a query, wherein the data is in a markup language format, and identifying a pattern associated with the query result, wherein the data in the markup language format is used for pattern identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Manish A Bhide, Venkat Chakravarthy, Mukesh K Mohania, Girish Venkatachaliah
  • Patent number: 8271259
    Abstract: The virtual supercomputer is an apparatus, system and method for generating information processing solutions to complex and/or high-demand/high-performance computing problems, without the need for costly, dedicated hardware supercomputers, and in a manner far more efficient than simple grid or multiprocessor network approaches. The virtual supercomputer consists of a reconfigurable virtual hardware processor, an associated operating system, and a set of operations and procedures that allow the architecture of the system to be easily tailored and adapted to specific problems or classes of problems in a way that such tailored solutions will perform on a variety of hardware architectures, while retaining the benefits of a tailored solution that is designed to exploit the specific and often changing information processing features and demands of the problem at hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventors: Gary Charles Berkowitz, Charles Christopher Wurtz
  • Patent number: 8270456
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising a pre-filter rake architecture with various features designed to, in at least some circumstances, to lessen the data processing burden associated with the architecture. In one embodiment, the pre-filter aspect can be disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Leach, Cyril Valadon, Neil Colin Campbell
  • Patent number: 8270495
    Abstract: Techniques are provided herein to produce encoded video bitstreams and to similarly decode encoded video bitstreams according to a coding standard not supported by an on-chip encoder/decoder. For purposes of encoding, a video sequence is received at a first device. A first bitstream is generated at the first device by encoding the video sequence according to a first coding standard and information associated with the video sequence is generated at the first device according to a second coding standard. The first bitstream and the information are then transmitted to a second device. At the second device the first bitstream is decoded to produce a second bitstream. The second bitstream and the information are combined by removing syntax elements associated with the first coding standard from the second bitstream and adding the information to produce a third bitstream according to the second coding standard. Similar techniques are provided for decoding an encoded bitstream to recover a video sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Chen Chou, Rui Zhang
  • Patent number: 8269789
    Abstract: A method and system of the present invention determines the performance values of components of a flow by taking the interactions between the components into account, and visualizes the performance values on a graphical user interface during a flow design phase. Thus, interactions between the components of the flow become transparent to the user and bottlenecks can be identified immediately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stefan Raspl, Yannick Saillet
  • Patent number: 8265668
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assigning a short codes to provide uniformity among wireless carriers. In the systems and methods, a Universal Short Code (USC) Administrator maintains a list of short codes and their lease status so that SMS messages sent to a particular short code may be routed to the proper holder of the short code. A network facilitator is in communication with both the USC Administrator and at least one wireless carrier to route the SMS message to the proper holder of the short code. The short code may be leased for a specified period of time so that the short code can be reassigned after expiration of the lease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sybase 365, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip J. Sweatman, Robert C. Lovell, Jr., Venkatesh Chava, Christian Zimmern
  • Patent number: 8265171
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering real-time video imagery to a receiver over a channel. A current video frame is captured and digitized. The digitized frame is divided into a plurality of macroblocks. For each macroblock an intra, inter or skip mode coding mode is determined. Based on instantaneous feedback received from a receiver regarding successfully received video packets for a prior video frame, a quantization parameter is set and the macroblocks are encoded in accordance with their respective selected coding mode. Synchronized error concealment is performed at both the encoder and decoder sides of the system and retransmission of lost video packets, using an adaptive retransmission scheme, are performed in accordance with the instantaneous feedback from the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Richwave Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Eckehard Goetz Steinbach, Wei-Kung Deng, Shyh-Chyi Wong
  • Patent number: 8260361
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for improving the performance of a beamforming antenna array in a wireless communications system. By observing a predetermined times of channel spatial signatures, one or more test spatial signatures are generated based on statistical analysis of the observed spatial signatures for predicting channel characteristics. A beamforming weight is derived based on the generated test spatial signatures for beamforming by an antenna subsystem of the wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Jin, John Grabner
  • Patent number: 8261326
    Abstract: A database security overlay that identifies each network and local access gateway to a database, and monitors each access path from the identified gateways to analyze each connection to the database and block any connections determined to transport unauthorized or undesirable content. Access gateways that establish connections are identifiable by interprocess communication (IPC) mechanisms employed in accessing the database. An evaluator monitors access attempts, while a tapping mechanism on IPC mechanisms that provide the connections captures access attempts from the access gateways. The tapping mechanism intercepts and forwards access attempts to the evaluator to centralize and focus DB paths amid multiple local and external connections on the DB server. A lightweight check for each local access quickly determines if the access attempt warrants further scrutiny.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Ron Ben-Natan
  • Patent number: 8260844
    Abstract: An information messaging and collaboration system is described. In one embodiment, for example, a method is described for interactive content retrieval and display, the method comprises steps of: providing a plurality of portlets for retrieval of content for display in a user interface; mapping a message action to a first portlet to create a messaging portlet for sending a message in response to user interaction with the messaging portlet; creating a listener portlet by registering a second portlet to receive messages from the messaging portlet; and in response to user interaction with the messaging portlet, retrieving particular content for display in the user interface based on the message received by the listener portlet from the messaging portlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sybase, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Timmons
  • Patent number: 8259381
    Abstract: An optical limiting structure includes a metal layer with a single metal particle or a plurality of metal particles spaced from each other so as to form an array, where the metal particles have sizes no greater than about 1000 nanometers. A phase-change material layer is disposed adjacent at least a portion of the metal layer, where the phase-change material layer includes a phase-change material. The optical limiting structure is configured to transition from a first optical state to a second optical state, where the optical limiting structure substantially limits transmittance of light of at least one wavelength through the optical limiting structure at the second optical state, and the at least one wavelength at which the optical limiting structure substantially limits transmittance of light is different from any wavelength of light at which transmittance is substantially limited through the phase-change material prior to integration into the optical limiting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Exelis Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Bresenhan Kaye, Richard Forsberg Haglund, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8256937
    Abstract: A drawing assembly for children includes a housing having a drawing surface and an illumination assembly pivotally connected to the housing and movable between a storage position within a recess in the housing, and a deployed position. The illumination assembly includes an illumination source that is positionable to provide illumination to the drawing surface when in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Bleyle, Ray Cappello, Ken Temple
  • Patent number: 8255453
    Abstract: A system for managing the use of BOTs by computer network users, the system including a gateway-to-BOT communications manager configured to relay communications to a BOT on behalf of a computer user in a manner that prevents the BOT from associating the communications with the computer user, and a gateway-to-user communications manager configured to relay the communications from the computer user to the gateway-to-BOT communications manager, and relay to the computer user communications received from the gateway-to-BOT communications manager that originate from the BOT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vladimir Gamaley, Hagit Hamdani, Dvir Landerer, Gabi Miro, Gili Nachum, Gil Perzy, Reuven Svechin
  • Patent number: 8254845
    Abstract: Techniques are provided to improve receive beamforming at a wireless communication device that receives energy in a frequency band at M plurality of antennas, where the received energy includes desired signals and interference signals. The wireless communication device has no knowledge of the spatial signatures of the desired signals and interference signals. A weighted sum signal vector is computed from the received signals and a covariance matrix is computed from the receive signals. Eigenvalue decomposition of the covariance matrix is computed to obtain M eigenvalues of corresponding M eigenvectors of the covariance matrix. A correlation rate is computed between the M eigenvectors and the weighted sum signal vector. A combined receive beamforming and nulling weight vector is computed from the M eigenvectors and the weighted sum signal vector and based further on the correlation rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yanxin Na, Hang Jin
  • Patent number: 8253583
    Abstract: A hazard indicator including a power-saving control circuit having a transistor with a collector connected via a resistor to the output of the signal processing circuit. In operation, the transistor delivers the clocked control signal for the semiconductor switch as a function of the current-proportional voltage applied to the base of the transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Novar GmbH
    Inventors: Tido Krippendorf, Heiner Politze
  • Patent number: 8245422
    Abstract: A single component traction cleat of co-molded hub and dynamic traction portions includes dynamic traction elements flexible about proximal ends secured inboard of and below a hub periphery having cut-outs through which the elements move when flexed. The hub has a cross-like configuration with spoke-like legs from which static traction elements depend. Locking posts located on the hub spoke legs include a recess between two symmetrical interference sections for receiving a locking tooth on a mating receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Softspikes, LLC
    Inventors: Rand J. Krikorian, John Robert Burt
  • Patent number: 8249538
    Abstract: An offset direct conversion receiver apparatus and corresponding receiving method are provided. A received wireless signal is directly downconverted and demodulated to a baseband offset frequency that is offset from zero frequency to produce an in-phase (I) baseband offset signal centered at the baseband offset frequency and a quadrature-phase (Q) baseband offset signal centered at the baseband offset frequency. The I baseband offset signal and Q baseband offset signal are bandpass filtered to produce an I bandpass signal and a Q bandpass signal, respectively. The I bandpass signal and the Q bandpass signal are downconverted from the baseband offset frequency to zero frequency to produce an I baseband receive signal and a Q baseband receive signal. A technique and logic are also provided to select the best baseband offset frequency used in an offset direct conversion receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Jin, John Grabner
  • Patent number: 8248934
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining and displaying a transaction reset metric of individual transactions between host devices operating over a network includes a network management device, a processor, and a display device. The network management device monitors flows between the hosts, where the individual flows include individual transactions involving exchanges of packets. The network management device identifies flow resets that terminate flows between hosts. The processor evaluates the flow resets by identifying each flow reset that occurred during an incomplete transaction as a transaction reset and computes a transaction reset count metric as the sum of transaction resets that occur. The processor also identifies individual transactions terminated by a transaction reset. The display device displays on an individual transaction basis whether or not individual transactions were terminated by a transaction reset and displays the transaction reset count metric for selected portions of the network under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Kosbab, Daniel Prescott