Patents Represented by Attorney Fernandez & Associates LLP
  • Patent number: 8346482
    Abstract: BioMEMS/NEMS appliance biologically monitors an individual, using biosensors to detect cellular components. Data is simulated or analyzed using systems-biology software, which provides diagnostic or therapeutic guidance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Dennis S. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8341073
    Abstract: A method and system for searching from a plurality of available, relevant loan products with associated pricing, wherein the searching is based on input consumer criteria, includes creating and updating a centralized and searchable database of lenders' underwriting and pricing guidelines that can be utilized by a consumer and matching and optimization of loan products or pricing for a consumer wherein the consumer's qualifications and needs are matched to the best available loan products with associated rate pricing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: LoanInsights, LLC
    Inventors: William Bramlage, Jonathan Strike
  • Patent number: 8321335
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and systems for presenting a consumer with available loan products with associated pricing comprising comparing the consumer profile to available lender loan products, and optimizing available loan products based upon the consumer criteria, by matching the consumer's qualifications and needs to the best available loan products with associated rate pricing, including combining a plurality of loan products from a single or plurality of lenders to give a consumer a best available loan product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: LoanInsights, LLC
    Inventors: William Bramlage, Jonathan Strike
  • Patent number: 8312039
    Abstract: A system and method for structured search of information, including but not limited to, search for goods and services in e-commerce and mobile e-commerce, is disclosed. In some embodiments, the system comprises a plurality of heterogeneously structured data sources, a plurality of query objects that represent queries to the data sources and that are independent of the structure of the data sources, and a user interface configured to query the plurality of query objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Mikhail Gilula
  • Patent number: 8301386
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for acquiring, processing and presenting data produced by one or more devices and meters in the field. One or more servers, such as Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) servers, gather and store data from one or more field devices. Remote polling interfaces (RPI) provide a secure transport from the SCADA servers to processing and storage elements of the present embodiments. Data gathered from a plurality of heterogeneous SCADA servers are normalized and consolidated into one or more databases for subsequent processing and presentation, thereby collecting and unifying data from a plurality of heterogeneous sources into a device-agnostic and unified presentation for user viewing and interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: eLynx Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Doug Redmond, Ray McDaniel, Duane Sallee
  • Patent number: 8296325
    Abstract: A host website, method and system for digitally labelling websites or subscribers with digital labels which represent characteristics or qualities of the website is disclosed. Digital labels are stored on host websites, each of which is directed to a specific subject or activity. The host website can also provide digital labels for storage in other host websites. The host website is provided with artificial intelligence capabilities. Methods and systems for asymmetric access in a host website database are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Emmanuel C. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8284764
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for profiling VoIP activity in network traffic. The method includes obtaining a plurality of audio packets from a plurality of packets in the network traffic by analyzing a plurality of parameter sets based on a first pre-determined criterion, wherein each of the plurality of parameter sets corresponds to a packet of the plurality of packets and comprises a packet size and a packet arrival time associated with a corresponding packet of the plurality of packets, generating a count of an IP address by counting at least a portion of the plurality of audio packets, wherein each packet of the portion of the plurality of audio packets comprises the IP address, and identifying an endpoint corresponding to the IP address as a VoIP server and identifying the portion of the plurality of audio packets as VoIP activity associated with the VoIP server when the count exceeds a pre-determined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Narus, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Nucci, Supranamaya Ranjan, Ram Keralapura
  • Patent number: 8279860
    Abstract: With the widespread adoption of SIP-based VoIP, understanding the characteristics of SIP traffic behavior is critical to problem diagnosis and security protection of VoIP services. A general methodology is provided for profiling SIP-based VoIP traffic behavior at several levels: SIP server host, server entity (e.g., registrar and call proxy) and individual user levels. Using SIP traffic traces captured in a production VoIP network, the characteristics of SIP-based VoIP traffic behavior in an operational environment is illustrated and the effectiveness of the general profiling methodology is demonstrated. In particular, the profiling methodology identifies anomalies due to performance problems and/or implementation flaws through a case study. The efficacy of the methodology in detecting potential VoIP attacks is also demonstrated through a test-bed experimentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Narus, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Nucci, Supranamaya Ranjan, Zhi-Li Zhang
  • Patent number: 8271202
    Abstract: Modified host bio-data includes biogenetic modeling, sequence engineering, material manufacturing, gene therapy, embedded sensing, programmable operation, tissue scaffolding, clinical trials, contamination checks, and host monitoring. Bio-data are managed for device malfunction or infectious release. Genetically programmable finite state module having partitions or multi-cavity may be accessed for embedded host biometric application. Electronic computer or functionally equivalent system or distributed systems for processing digital data serves to manage modified host data. Unique host identifier and modification indication are stored or accessed in authenticated manner. Modification may be structural tissue regeneration or genetic therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis S. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8270986
    Abstract: A method for content transmission in a cellular network having a collection of cellular zones. The method includes obtaining a statistical trace associated with the cellular network, comprising attributes of historical content chunks received from prior users of the cellular network and trajectories of the prior users moving within the cellular zones, analyzing the statistical trace to identify a portion of the cellular zones as drop zones, allocating drop zone transmission bandwidth to the drop zones based on a pre-determined criterion, receiving, subsequent to the allocating, a transmission request for a content chunk from a mobile device of a user outside the drop zones, delaying transmission of the content chunk while the mobile device remains outside of the drop zones, and transmitting the content chunk in response to detecting the mobile device within the drop zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Narus, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Nucci, Supranamaya Ranjan, Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, Ionut Trestian
  • Patent number: 8260914
    Abstract: A method for detecting automatically generated malicious domain names in a network. The method includes identifying a plurality of domain name service (DNS) queries in the network, wherein the plurality of DNS queries share a common attribute, analyzing, using a central processing unit (CPU) of a computer, the plurality of DNS queries to identify a plurality of alphanumeric elements embedded in a set of domain names associated with the plurality of DNS queries, analyzing, using the CPU, the plurality of alphanumeric elements to determine a distribution metric of the set of domain names, and generating an alert based on the distribution metric according to a pre-determined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Narus, Inc.
    Inventor: Supranamaya Ranjan
  • Patent number: 8253058
    Abstract: A hybrid nozzle for use in a plasma spray gun, especially for plasma spraying silicon to form semiconductor devices such as solar cell. The outlet of the gun includes a two-piece annular electrode against which the plasma is ignited and through which the plasma plume exits the gun together with entrained silicon. In one embodiment, the upstream part is composed of graphite to allow ignition of the plasma and the downstream part is composed of pure silicon. In another aspect, the silicon feedstock is injected into the plasma plume through ports formed through the silicon part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Integrated Photovoltaics, Incorporated
    Inventor: Raanan Zehavi
  • Patent number: 8229470
    Abstract: A method for providing location based service in a cellular data service network (CDSN) by analyzing accounting data packets of the CDSN to determine a user mobility pattern, classifying application data packets of the CDSN into pre-determined application categories, analyzing the accounting data packets and the application data packets to associate the user mobility pattern and one of the pre-determined application category, comparing a newly received accounting data packet and the user mobility pattern to identify a match, and providing, in response to identifying the match, the location based service to a user based on the pre-determined application category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Narus, Inc.
    Inventors: Supranamaya Ranjan, Antonio Nucci, Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, Ionut Trestian
  • Patent number: 8194015
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for electronic display comprising means for generating liquid-crystal-display (LCD) input signals, a LCD panel operable to display a color image according to the LCD input signals, a circuit operable to generate a plurality of sets of gamma correction values for gamma correction of the LCD input signals, and means for eliminating dependency of the plurality of sets of gamma correction values on a supply voltage (AVDD) of the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Alta Analog, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard V. Orlando, Trevor A. Blyth
  • Patent number: 8189189
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and method for monitoring a chemical reaction proceeding from a first state to a second state by emitting and detecting radiation in ranges of interest for a spectral signature of the material undergoing the chemical reaction. Using the concept of optical spectral detection and identification, it is therefore possible to utilize a combination of specific emitters and detectors, optics and signal processing in order to identify materials and events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventors: Robert O. Herendeen, James L. Beck, Larry Perazzo
  • Patent number: 8188952
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a system of reducing flicker in a liquid crystal display (LCD). The LCD produces a display based on a video signal. A gamma curve of the LCD includes multiple gamma reference voltages corresponding to multiple gray scale values of the video signal. The method (and a system implementing the method) includes determining the gamma curve of the LCD for producing a predetermined luminance performance, driving the LCD by a test pattern having one of the multiple gray scale values, measuring a flicker of the LCD driven by the test pattern, and adjusting a gamma reference voltage in the gamma curve based on the flicker measurement to minimize the flicker of the LCD where the gamma reference voltage corresponds to the gray scale value in the gamma curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Alta Analog, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard V. Orlando, Trevor A. Blyth
  • Patent number: 8185231
    Abstract: Computer-aided design and manufacture software and hardware automate garment and fashion definition and production. Configurable garment includes ornamental element, pattern display, and personal identifier and wireless sensor electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis Sunga Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8180916
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a framework for traffic classification that bridges the gap between the packet content inspection and the flow-based behavioral analysis techniques. In particular, IP packets and/or IP flows are used as an input, network nodes are associated to specific network applications by leveraging information gathered from the web, and packet content signatures are extracted in an off-line fashion using clustering and signature extraction algorithms. The signatures learned are systematically exported to a traffic classifier that uses the newly available signatures to classify applications on-the-fly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Narus, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Nucci, Ram Keralapura, Joshua Robinson
  • Patent number: 8160877
    Abstract: A method for real-time speaker recognition including obtaining speech data of a speaker, extracting, using a processor of a computer, a coarse feature of the speaker from the speech data, identifying the speaker as belonging to a pre-determined speaker cluster based on the coarse feature of the speaker, extracting, using the processor of the computer, a plurality of Mel-Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (MFCC) and a plurality of Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM) components from the speech data, determining a biometric signature of the speaker based on the plurality of MFCC and the plurality of GMM components, and determining in real time, using the processor of the computer, an identity of the speaker by comparing the biometric signature of the speaker to one of a plurality of biometric signature libraries associated with the pre-determined speaker cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Narus, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Nucci, Ram Keralapura
  • Patent number: 8153528
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to preparation of a substrate for use in a photovoltaic device by application of a filling material and subsequent planarization of the top surface; optionally, a barrier layer is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Integrated Photovoltaic, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Hendler, Sharone Zehavi, Tanya Dulkin, Raanan Y. Zehavi