Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Fish & Richardson P.C.
  • 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: 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: 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: 8352465
    Abstract: This specification relates to presenting image search results. In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include the actions of receiving an image query, the image query being a query for image search results; receiving ranked image search results responsive to the image query, the image search results each including an identification of a corresponding image resource; generating a similarity matrix for images identified by the image search results; generating a hierarchical grouping of the images using the similarity matrix; identifying a canonical image for each group in the hierarchical grouping using a ranking measure; and presenting a visual representation of the image search results based on the hierarchical grouping and the identified canonical images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Henry A. Rowley, Aparna Chennapragada
  • 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: 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: 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: 8351649
    Abstract: Technologies for object tracking can include accessing a video feed that captures an object in at least a portion of the video feed; operating a generative tracker to capture appearance variations of the object operating a discriminative tracker to discriminate the object from the object's background, where operating the discriminative tracker can include using a sliding window to process data from the video feed, and advancing the sliding window to focus the discriminative tracker on recent appearance variations of the object; training the generative tracker and the discriminative tracker based on the video feed, where the training can include updating the generative tracker based on an output of the discriminative tracker, and updating the discriminative tracker based on an output of the generative tracker; and tracking the object with information based on an output from the generative tracker and an output from the discriminative tracker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: University of Southern California
    Inventors: Gerard Medioni, Qian Yu, Thang Ba Dinh
  • Patent number: 8348762
    Abstract: A system making use of video games and data communications external to video games is used to provide advertisements, prizes and other benefits to gamers. The prizes relate to either of real world products and services as well as content for use within the video game environment. During a video game session an advertisement is provided to the gamer. When the gamer interacts with the advertisement the video game software acts to facilitate a transaction between the gamer and the advertiser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Willis
  • Patent number: 8352269
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques and systems to provide a narration of a text in multiple different voices. Further disclosed are techniques and systems for processing indicia in a document to determine a portion of words and associating a particular a voice model with the portion of words based on the indicia. During a readback process, an audible output corresponding to the words in the portion of words is generated using the voice model associated with the portion of words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Peter Chapman
  • 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: 8350785
    Abstract: In the case of reducing an effect of variations in current characteristics of transistors by inputting a signal current to a transistor in a pixel, a potential of a wiring is detected by using a precharge circuit. In the case where there is a difference between a predetermined potential and the potential of the wiring, a charge is supplied to the wiring to perform a precharge by charging rapidly. When the potential of the wiring reaches the predetermined potential, the supply of charge is stopped and a signal current only is supplied. Thus, a precharge is performed only in a period until the potential of the wiring reaches the predetermined potential, therefore, a precharge can be performed for an optimal period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime Kimura
  • 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: 8349613
    Abstract: Methods for determining the amount of vitamin D compounds in a sample are provided. The methods can employ LC-MS/MS techniques and optionally the use of deuterated internal standards. Methods for diagnosing vitamin D deficiencies are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Ravinder J. Singh, Robert L. Taylor, Stefan K. G. Grebe
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 8351355
    Abstract: In a particular embodiment, interworking between an H.323 protocol and SIP protocol for a call forward/redirection is provided. A first user may call a second user. The second user may have set preferences that cause a call redirection/forward to another end device. The end device may be associated with the second user or another user. Different preferences for the call forward/redirection may be provided. For example, a call may be forwarded all the time, when the second end device is busy, when there is no answer, etc. The redirection may then be performed using a gateway. When end devices communicate using SIP and H.323, the gateway provides interworking to provide the call forward/redirection. For example, the gateway maps a 3xx message in SIP to an H.450.3 message in the H.323 protocol, and vice versa, to provide the call forward/redirection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Parameswaran Kumarasamy, Jayesh Chokshi, Anantha Seetharaman, Kavithadevi Parameswaran, Shyam Patnam
  • 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