Patents Represented by Attorney Fish & Richardson
  • Patent number: 8351439
    Abstract: Techniques for determining media statistics for a communication from a first device to a second device are provided. The techniques include receiving media traffic for the communication at a network device configured to receive the media traffic from the first device. The network device is also configured to transmit the media traffic to the second device. A copy of the received media traffic is also forked to a processor. The received media traffic is sent to the second device while the forked copy of the media traffic is analyzed at the processor to generate media statistics about the media traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Chu, Mohammed Taher Shaikh, Parameswaran Kumarasamy
  • Patent number: 8350694
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing control of a monitoring system (e.g., a home alarm or security system) using one or more mobile devices. In some implementations, a native mobile device application enables use of a mobile device as a security/automation system keypad and controller for a home security system. In these implementations, the mobile device, using the native mobile device application, checks real time status of system and sensors, arms/disarms system, turns lights on/off, looks in on live video of security cameras, reviews history of system events, reviews saved video clips, monitors/changes thermostat settings, and performs other features of a traditional security keypad in a home security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 8348398
    Abstract: There is provided a droplet ejection device comprising: a droplet ejecting head comprising a droplet ejecting surface on which an ejecting aperture from which droplets are ejected and a collecting hole for collecting adherent liquid adhered to the droplet ejecting face are formed; and a collecting unit that causes the liquid to overflow to the droplet ejecting face through the collecting hole and collects the overflowed liquid through the collecting hole together with the adherent liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuyo Yokota
  • Patent number: 8352949
    Abstract: Communication between an integrated device and a mobile application client on a mobile personal communication device involves a command generated using a mobile application client implemented by non-managed code. The command is received by an operating system, is socket based and conforms with a standard network communications protocol. The command is forwarded to an intermediate module implemented by code executed on the mobile personal communication device and configured for socket based communication according to the standard network communications protocol. After receiving the command, the intermediate module generates a command communication, for receipt by the peripheral device, according to a protocol specific to the peripheral device. The command communication instructing the peripheral device to perform an operation corresponding to the command. The operation is performed using the peripheral device upon receiving the command communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Uwe Kunath, Srdjan Boskovic, Christoph Persich, Ralph Resech, Karl Christian Roediger, Martin Hirtle, Michael Habermueller
  • Patent number: 8352562
    Abstract: A first computer system is monitored for alterations of a program landscape which includes multiple applications configured to operate on the first computer system. An alteration of the program landscape is detected and aspects of the alteration of the program landscape are determined. A catalog of additional computer systems which are associated with the first computer system is accessed. That a second computer system of the accessed catalog of additional computer systems should receive an event notification is determined. An event notification including information corresponding to the determined aspects of the alteration of the program landscape is generated. The event notification including the event information is sent from the first computer system to the second computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Steven T. Winkler
  • Patent number: 8352395
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing techniques for training an attentional cascade. An attentional cascade is an ordered sequence of detector functions, where the detector functions are functions that examine a target image and return a positive result if the target image resembles an object of interest and a negative result if the target image does not resemble the object of interest. A positive result from one detector function leads to consideration of the target image by the next detector function, and a negative result from any detector function leads to rejection of the target image. The techniques include training each detector function in the attentional cascade in sequence starting with the first detector function. Training a detector function includes selecting a counter-example set. Selecting a counter-example set includes selecting only images that are at least a minimum difference from an example set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Jonathan Brandt
  • Patent number: 8352052
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for editing audio data. In some implementations, a method is provided. The method includes receiving digital audio data and receiving a first input to a volume control to increase a volume of the audio data. The method further includes amplifying the audio data in response to the first user input without clipping the audio data and receiving one or more subsequent user inputs to the volume control, where in response to each subsequent user input performing compression and amplification of the audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Green, James Hart Shafer
  • Patent number: 8352914
    Abstract: In one example, a system is provided to determine the impact of implementing a change request on a software program. The system may include an architecture model of the software program that includes components. Each of the components may have attributes that may be used by the system to determine a degree of effort to modify each respective one of the components. Components may be associated with keywords. The system may search the change request for the keywords to identify components that may be impacted by the change request. The system may determine the degree of effort to modify any impacted component based on the architecture model. The system may determine the overall impact on the software program based on the degree of effort determined for the impacted components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Santonu Sarkar, Arun Panayappan, Kimberly Sparkes Ostman
  • Patent number: 8351139
    Abstract: An optical element module is provided. The optical module includes an optical element unit that includes an optical element and a support structure that supports the optical element unit. The support structure includes a support device and a contact device mounted to the support device. The contact device exerts a force on the optical element unit in a first direction via a first contact surface of the contact device. The first contact surface contacts a second contact surface of the optical element unit. The contact device includes a first linking section and a second linking section extending along a second direction running transverse to the first direction and arranged kinematically in series between the first contact surface and the support device. The first linking section and the second linking section are elastically deformed in response to a bending moment resulting from the force. The first linking section and the second linking section are arranged on opposite sides of a reference plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Kugler, Ulrich Weber, Dirk Schaffer
  • Patent number: 8350473
    Abstract: A plasma display panel is disclosed. The plasma display panel includes a front substrate, a rear substrate positioned to be opposite to the front substrate, a barrier rib positioned between the front substrate and the rear substrate to partition a discharge cell, and a phosphor layer positioned in the discharge cell. The phosphor layer includes a phosphor material and an additive material. The phosphor layer includes a red phosphor layer emitting red light, a green phosphor layer emitting green light, and a blue phosphor layer emitting blue light. A thickness of the blue phosphor layer is larger than a thickness of the red phosphor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jihoon Lee, Heekwon Kim, Jeonghyun Hahm
  • Patent number: 8350621
    Abstract: An object is to obtain a semiconductor device having a high sensitivity in detecting signals and a wide dynamic range, using a thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor layer is used. An analog circuit is formed with the use of a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor which has a function as a channel formation layer, has a hydrogen concentration of 5×1019 atoms/cm3 or lower, and substantially functions as an insulator in the state where no electric field is generated. Thus, a semiconductor device having a high sensitivity in detecting signals and a wide dynamic range can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama, Atsushi Hirose, Masashi Tsubuku, Kosei Noda
  • Patent number: 8351611
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a media signal and method thereof are disclosed, by which the media signal can be converted to a surround signal by using spatial information of the media signal. The present invention provides a method of processing a signal, the method comprising of extracting a downmix signal from a bitstream; generating a decorrelated downmix signal by applying a decorrelator to the downmix signal; and generating a surround signal by applying rendering information for generating a surround signal to the downmix signal and the decorrelated downmix signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyen-O Oh, Hee Suk Pang, Dong Soo Kim, Jae Hyun Lim, Yang-Won Jung
  • Patent number: 8352338
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for implementing a software architecture design for a software application implementing time recording. The application is structured as multiple process components interacting with each other through service interfaces, and multiple service operations, each being implemented for a respective process component. The process components include a Project Processing process component that supports the management of projects, a Time and Labor Management process component that supports the management of employees timekeeping and work planning, an Accounting process component that records relevant business transactions, a payroll processing process component that supports the execution and monitoring of payroll processes, and a Goods and Service Acknowledgement process component that receives a confirmation from an employee of goods received or services rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Jacques Duparc, Fabian Guenther, Thomas Moser, Peter Sieber, Helgi Thorleifsson, Markus Biehler, Peter Fitz, Jens Freund, Otfried Von Geisau, Stefan Kaetker, Joachim Kenntner, Ralf Klein, Dieter Krisch, Peter Latocha, Peter J. Neumayer, Kai-Michael Roesner, Matthias Tebbe, Gertrud Beisel, Gerd Moosmann, Christoph Jungkind
  • Patent number: 8352247
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for generating suffix rewriting rules. A method includes obtaining a plurality of canonical suffix-rewriting rules each associated with one or more words, generating a suffix tree from the words, selecting a minimum colored subset of the nodes and leaves in the suffix tree, and generating a plurality of final suffix-rewriting rules from the nodes in the minimum colored subset. Another method includes receiving applicable and non-applicable words for a suffix-rewriting rule, generating a suffix tree from the applicable words and the non-applicable words, selecting a minimum colored subset of the nodes and leaves in the suffix tree, and generating a plurality of suffix-rewriting rules, wherein each rule corresponds to a node in the minimum colored subset with a valid status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Evgeny A. Cherepanov, Oleksandr Grushetskyy, Dmitry N. Orlov
  • Patent number: 8352246
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for adjusting language models. In one aspect, a method includes accessing audio data. Information that indicates a first context is accessed, the first context being associated with the audio data. At least one term is accessed. Information that indicates a second context is accessed, the second context being associated with the term. A similarity score is determined that indicates a degree of similarity between the second context and the first context. A language model is adjusted based on the accessed term and the determined similarity score to generate an adjusted language model. Speech recognition is performed on the audio data using the adjusted language model to select one or more candidate transcriptions for a portion of the audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew I. Lloyd
  • Patent number: 8351844
    Abstract: A system and method communicates commands from a command originator to receiving devices, yet the receiving devices do not confirm receipt of the command. The most current command (e.g. the one with the highest sequence number) is rebroadcast by the command originator and the receiving devices, tending to be more frequent upon detection of an event indicating that the most current command was not received by at least one other device, and less frequently upon detection of an event indicating that the most current command was provided with sufficient duplication that if another device could receive it, the device likely did receive it, subject to a maximum and minimum rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alec Woo, David E Culler
  • Patent number: 8352576
    Abstract: A server system stores media library associated with a user. The media library includes at least one media file. The server system determines whether the media file is stored on a second computing device that is able to send the media file to the first computing device across a local network connecting the first computing device and the second computing device. If the determination indicates that the media file is stored on a second computing device that is able to send the stored media file to the first computing device across a local network connecting the first computing device and the second computing device, the server system sends causes the second computing device to send the media file to the first computing device across the local network such that the first computing device is able to output the media file to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: David L. Sparks
  • Patent number: 8352348
    Abstract: Data are received that represents current prices of options on a given asset. An estimate is derived from the data of a corresponding implied probability distribution of the price of the asset at a future time. Information about the probability distribution is made available within a time frame that is useful to investors, for example, promptly after the current option price information becomes available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Athena Capital Advisors, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip A. Cooper, Lisette Cooper, Stewart Myers, G. David Forney, Jr., Leonard L. Scott, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8352910
    Abstract: A system and method adds audio to a media file. The audio may be received via one or more files in an uncompressed format, a compressed format or both types of files may be received. The system and method can mix multiple sources, and converts the audio received into a compressed version in a manner that facilitates streaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Slavik Lozben
  • Patent number: D674093
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas S. Ritchey, Gary F. Prokop, Adam M. Ruggles