Patents Represented by Attorney Fish & Richardson
  • Patent number: 8352061
    Abstract: While a substrate is polished, it is also irradiated with light from a light source. A current spectrum of the light reflected from the surface of the substrate is measured. A selected peak, having a first parameter value, is identified in the current spectrum. A value of a second parameter associated with the first parameter is determined from a lookup table using a processor. Depending on the value of the second parameter, the polishing of the substrate is changed. An initial spectrum of light reflected from the substrate before the polishing of the substrate can be measured and a wavelength corresponding to a selected peak of the initial spectrum can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic J. Benvegnu, Boguslaw A. Swedek, Jeffrey Drue David, Harry Q. Lee
  • Patent number: 8348934
    Abstract: A method and apparatus include determining a value of a parameter associated with operation of an electrosurgical probe having a particular probe design, and determining whether the value of the parameter is within a range of values that has been predetermined for the particular probe design to indicate that the probe is treating tissue in a desired manner. Power is delivered to the probe according to an algorithm based upon a determination that the value of the parameter is outside the range of values The algorithm delivers power in a pulsed profile including portions of low power and portions of high power. In one embodiment, the tissue treatment is ablation, the parameter is impedance, and the method limits tissue necrosis to less than 200 microns. In another embodiment, the tissue treatment is shrinkage, the parameter is temperature, and the method limits power delivery when the probe is not shrinking tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas M. Lorang, Mathew E. Mitchell, Karen Drucker, Kobi Iki
  • 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: 8352590
    Abstract: A method and a system for collecting information in a network. A wiretap tunnel interface is initialized between a wire-tapping device and a network device. The wire-tapping device receives information related to routing protocol traffic from the network device through the wiretap tunnel interface. The wire-tapping device collates the received information about the routing protocol traffic. This collated information is used by the network administrator to manage the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ganesh Chennimalai Sankaran, Balaji Venkat
  • Patent number: 8352245
    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: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew I. Lloyd
  • Patent number: 8348211
    Abstract: A medical supply unit is provided including at least one carrier provided with coupling devices with fixing rails. In the fixing rails, fixing elements of an adapter engage, which are locked in the fixing rail by an operating means actuated by hand by means of a locking means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Trumpf Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Georg Bauer
  • Patent number: 8352467
    Abstract: A search engine system provides search results that are ranked according to a measure of the trust associated with entities that have provided labels for the documents in the search results. A search engine receives a query and selects documents relevant to the query. The search engine also determines labels associated with selected documents, and the trust ranks of the entities that provided the labels. The trust ranks are used to determine trust factors for the respective documents. The trust factors are used to adjust information retrieval scores of the documents. The search results are then ranked based on the adjusted information retrieval scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Ramanathan V. Guha
  • 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: 8352319
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for generating user identifier profiles. A user identifier profile characterizes a user based on events that occurred during past user sessions for a user (e.g., past online activities). An event is an action that occurs during a user session, such as a web page view, an advertisement click-through, and a conversion. A user identifier profile can be used, for example, to select advertisements targeted to the user. A user identifier profile includes information about inferred user interests and inferred user demographics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Xuefu Wang, Sarah Sirajuddin, Oren E. Zamir, Aitan Weinberg
  • Patent number: 8349162
    Abstract: The present invention relates to An electronic osmotic dehydrator of electrophoresis style with a phase control using three-phase current, and more specifically, to An electronic osmotic dehydrator of electrophoresis style with a phase control using three-phase current, which can minimize an unnecessary loss of power consumed in the rotating drum itself by emboding the applying structure of the DC power supplied to the dehydrating domain of the electro-osmotic dehydrator so that a strength of the electric field generated between the rotating drum and the caterpillar may be variably controlled depending upon a sludge volume, and improving a structure of the rotating drum to which the DC power is applied, when forming an electronic osmotic dehydrator comprising a rotating drum in the cylindrical form, a caterpillar running on an endless track at a certain space from the rotating drum and two filter cloth belts for transferring and dehydrating the sludge as wound between the drum and the caterpillar, which is a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Korea Water Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Yeong Chae Lee
  • 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: 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: 8350469
    Abstract: When a light emitting element is actuated to allow the light emission, the generation of Joule heat occurs, leading to the decomposition or crystallization of an organic compound to cause the degradation of the light emitting device. Therefore, a light emitting element of the present invention is provided for effecting removing or decreasing the generation of heat. In the present invention, between two electrodes, layers having organic compounds and carbon-based thin films are alternatively laminated one after another for stepping down the driving voltage in the light emitting element using the tunnel effect. In addition, a carbon-based thin film is placed on a film containing an organic compound, so that it prevents the electric field from being locally concentrated and also prevents the generation of short-circuit between the anode and the cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Hideaki Kuwabara
  • 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: 8349991
    Abstract: The present invention relates to amphiphilic polymers, and micelles and compositions comprising the same, and their use in a variety of biological settings, including imaging, targeting drugs, or a combination thereof for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Inventors: Clark K. Colton, Arthur Watterson, Rajesh Kumar, Virinder S. Parmar, Robert Fisher, Jayant Kumar
  • Patent number: 8352452
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus consistent with the invention provide improved organization of documents responsive to a search query. In one embodiment, a search query is received and a list of responsive documents is identified. The responsive documents are organized based in whole or in part on usage statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Dean, Benedict A. Gomes, Krishna Bharat, Georges Harik, Monika H. Henzinger
  • Patent number: 8352934
    Abstract: The invention relates to upgrading software or firmware in a network. The invention simplify the process of upgrading the software or firmware by using a drag and drop mechanism. Accordingly, with the help of a user-friendly GUI, a user initiates the process of upgrading by dragging and dropping a software icon onto a device icon. The software icon may represent the software to be used for upgrading and the device icon may represent a network device including the software or firmware that is to be upgraded. A set of checks is performed during the process of upgrading. The set of checks includes checking the compatibility of the software used for upgrading with the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Amol Borole, Jean-Francois Vincent, Manoj Panda
  • 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: 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: D674134
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Nathan Carroll, Shannon Maxwell Black, Tommy C. Holland, Jason Andrew Macko, Christopher Joseph DiNovi