Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Gazdzinski & Associates
  • Patent number: 8351968
    Abstract: The present invention relates to wireless communication systems, interrogators and methods of communicating within a wireless communication system. One aspect of the present invention provides a wireless communication system including at least one remote communication device configured to communicate a return link wireless signal; an interrogator including: a communication station configured to receive the return link wireless signal and to generate a return link communication signal corresponding to the return link wireless signal; communication circuitry coupled with the communication station and configured to communicate the return link communication signal; and a housing remotely located with respect to the communication station and including circuitry configured to receive the return link communication signal from the communication circuitry and to process the return link communication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Round Rock Research, LLC
    Inventors: David K. Ovard, Roy Greeff
  • Patent number: 8346255
    Abstract: Configuring a mobile wireless communication device using a carrier service configuration profile selected from a set of stored carrier service configuration profiles. Carrier service configuration profiles are selected based on one or more combinations of identifier values stored in the mobile wireless communication device. Carrier service configuration profiles are priority ranked based on a specificity of the one or more combinations of identifier values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Kukuchka, Shuvo Chatterjee, Arun Godfrey Mathias, Matthew Klahn
  • Patent number: 8346205
    Abstract: A method and system for wireless communications between base and mobile stations use reference signals transmitted from base stations prior transmission of data signals. The reference signals are used to determine propagation characteristics of communication channels between the base and mobile stations and optimize, in real time, parameters of receivers of the mobile stations for processing the following data signals. Applications of the invention include wireless communication systems compliant with OFDMA, 3GPP LTE, RFN-OFDMA, OFDM, TDMA, and the like communication protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Leo G. Dehner, James W. McCoy, Kevin B. Traylor
  • Patent number: 8346274
    Abstract: A method to control multiple radio access bearers is performed at a mobile wireless communication device when the mobile wireless communication device is connected to a radio network subsystem in a wireless communication network by first and second bidirectional radio access bearers. The mobile wireless communication device transmits a data packet on an uplink of the first bidirectional radio access bearer to the radio network subsystem. When the data packet is not correctly received by the radio network subsystem, the mobile wireless communication device retransmits the data packet repeatedly. After N retransmissions of the data packet, the mobile wireless communication device releases the first bidirectional radio access bearer while maintaining the second bidirectional radio access bearer. The first bidirectional radio access bearer provides a channel to transport packet switched data, and the second bidirectional radio access bearer provides a channel to transport circuit switched data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sachin J. Sane, Jianxiong Shi
  • Patent number: 8346925
    Abstract: A network security apparatus adapted to provide for secure communications across data networks, including untrusted networks. In one embodiment, the security apparatus comprises one or more components disposed within the software stack of a computerized device, the components including an association process adapted to establish security associations between devices on the network, and an encryption key generation process adapted to generate one or more encryption keys. In one variant, the keys are specifically for use with temporary or ad hoc security associations. The one or more keys are exchanged according to a key exchange protocol after the device is authenticated or authenticates another device. In one implementation, the device comprises a portable device such as a laptop computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Round Rock Research, LLC
    Inventors: James M Holden, Stephen E Levin, James O Nickel, Edwin H Wrench
  • Patent number: 8345655
    Abstract: A technique of operating a wireless communication system includes determining respective geometries of multiple subscriber stations, which include a first subscriber station and a second subscriber station, with respect to a serving base station. Respective control channels, which include a first control channel associated with the first subscriber station and a second control channel associated with the second subscriber station, for the multiple subscriber stations are then scheduled based on the respective geometries. The first control channel is scheduled to be encountered earlier in a control channel search procedure, of the one or more control channel symbols, than the second control channel. The first subscriber station has a lower geometry than the second subscriber station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ning Chen, Leo G. Dehner, James W. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8340578
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for mitigating the effects of interference between multiple air interfaces located on an electronic device. In one embodiment, the air interfaces include a WLAN interface and PAN (e.g., Bluetooth) interface, and information such as Receiver Signal Strength Index (RSSI) as well as system noise level information are used in order to intelligently execute interference mitigation methodologies, including the selective application of modified frequency selection, variation of transmitter power, and/or change of operating mode (e.g., from multiple-in multiple-out (MIMO) to single-in, single-out (SISO)) so as to reduce isolation requirements between the interfaces. These methods and apparatus are particularly well suited to use cases where the WLAN interface is operating with high data transmission rates. Business methods associated with the foregoing technology are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jaime Tolentino, Camille Chen, Michael Jason Giles, Huy Le, Gary Thomason, David A. Hardell
  • Patent number: 8341328
    Abstract: A single instruction, multiple data (“SIMD”) computer system includes a central control unit coupled to 256 processing elements (“PEs”) and to 32 static random access memory (“SRAM”) devices. Each group of eight PEs can access respective groups of eight columns in a respective SRAM device. Each PE includes a local column address register that can be loaded through a data bus of the respective PE. A local column address stored in the local column address register is applied to an AND gate, which selects either the local column address or a column address applied to the AND gate by the central control unit. As a result, the central control unit can globally access the SRAM device, or a specific one of the eight columns that can be accessed by each PE can be selected locally by the PE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon Skull
  • Patent number: 8341246
    Abstract: Personal content server apparatus and associated methods that allow a user (e.g., cable or satellite network subscriber) to access content, such as a video program, from a location outside the subscriber's network. In one embodiment, a personal content server streams the content to the subscriber over a network connection from the local e.g., (subscription) network to a remote network upon authorization by a content manager process. Various access, business or operational rules are applied depending on the content and delivery mode; e.g., to live video broadcast, video-on-demand (VOD), or archived content from the subscriber's digital video recorder (DVR) or networked PVR. Secondary content (e.g., promotions, advertisements, etc.) can also be selectively replaced if desired in order to make the remotely delivered content more appropriate to the remote user's context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. LaJoie, Michael Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8335874
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing data samples utilizes a channel map populated by device descriptor, or by an application program interface. Packet processing code loops through all of the samples contained in a packet while incrementing through a channel map and steering table without having to look up a table to determine in what audio buffer the sample is to be stored or read. Additionally, the present invention utilizes a stride map, so the audio subsystem knows how many samples to skip in order to reach the next sample frame. The present invention can be used for handling received packets as well as forming packets to send over a bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Xavier Mora, Niel D. Warren
  • Patent number: 8328727
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for non-invasively assessing one or more hemodynamic parameters associated with the circulatory system of a living organism. In one aspect, the invention comprises a method of measuring a hemodynamic parameter by measuring a non-calibrated value of the parameter non-invasively, and inducing a stress of the circulatory system while measuring a second parameter. The response of the circulatory system to the stress is determined directly from the subject, and a calibration function is derived from the response and applied to the non-calibrated measured value to produce a calibrated measure of the actual value of the hemodynamic parameter. Methods of using backscattered acoustic energy for determination of hemodynamic markers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Tensys Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank R. Miele, Ronald Mucci, Stuart L. Gallant
  • Patent number: 8321748
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method that protects symbol types by characterizing symbols as one of two types—DATA or NON_DATA, generating a symbol characterization bit, placing the symbol characterization bit at both ends of the symbol, and transmitting the symbol with the symbol characterization bits at both ends. Thus, a single byte error may affect a type bit in two consecutive symbols, and will affect one or the other of the type bits in a single symbol, but cannot affect both type bits in a single symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Whitby-Strevens, Jerrold Von Hauck
  • Patent number: 8320909
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for expanded cell search and selection in a mobile wireless device. The mobile device locates cells in a first of neighbor cells and in a second list of stored cells and evaluates located cells using suitability criteria. When locating a suitable first cell that uses a first radio access technology (RAT) in the first list, the first cell is selected. When locating a second suitable cell that uses a second RAT in the first list and not locating a suitable cell that uses the first RAT in the second list, the second cell is selected. When locating a third suitable cell that uses the second RAT in the first list and locating a fourth suitable cell that uses the first RAT in the second list, the fourth cell is selected when more suitable than the third cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Venkatasubramanian Ramasamy, Giri Prassad Deivasigamani
  • Patent number: 8321723
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for logging, analysis, and reporting of events such as reboots in a client device (e.g., consumer premises equipment in a cable network) using applications. In one aspect, an improved event logging and monitoring system is provided within the device with which the application(s) can interface to record event or error data. In one exemplary embodiment, the client device comprises a digital set-top box having Java-enabled middleware adapted to implement the various functional aspects of the event logging system, which registers to receive event notifications (including resource exhaustion data) from other applications running on the device. The network operator can also optionally control the operation of the logging system remotely via a network agent. Improved client device and network configurations, as well as methods of operating these systems, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Ladd, George Sarosi
  • Patent number: 8320486
    Abstract: In a closed-loop wireless communication system (200), a codeword retransmission scheme is provided which allows retransmission of a single codeword using a higher order transmission rank, which may or may not be the same as the higher order transmission rank used to originally transmit the codeword. When one of a plurality of codewords (CW1, CW2) being transmitted over two codeword pipes to a receiver (201.i) fails the transmission, codeword retransmission is enabled by duplicating the failed codeword at the base station (210) and then retransmitting the duplicated codewords over both codeword pipes using the same transmission layers or “rank” as the original transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jayesh H. Kotecha
  • Patent number: 8317681
    Abstract: An improved endoscopic device which is introduced into the intestinal tract of a living organism and which operates autonomously therein, adapted to obtain and store or transmit one or more types of data such as visual image data, laser autofluorescensce data, or ultrasonic waveform data. In another aspect of the invention, an improved endoscopic device useful for implanting the aforementioned endoscopic smart probe is disclosed. In another aspect of the invention, apparatus for delivering agents including nanostructures, radionuclides, medication, and ligands is disclosed. In another aspect of the invention, apparatus for obtaining a biopsy of intestinal tissue is disclosed. In another aspect of the invention, apparatus for detecting the presence of one or more molecular species within the intestine is disclosed. Methods for inspecting and/or treating the interior regions of the intestinal tract using the aforementioned apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 8311834
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing information useful to a particular user of a computerized apparatus. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a portable computerized apparatus (such as for example a digital assistant or notebook computer) which obtains information configured according to a user profile after identification of the user via a short range wireless technology such as RFID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 8310331
    Abstract: Improved inductive electronic apparatus and methods for manufacturing the same. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus comprises an inductive device module comprising N inductors and N+1 core elements. The core elements comprise ferrite core pieces that are optionally identical to one another. These core elements are stacked (e.g., in a longitudinal coaxial arrangement) such that the back of one core element associated with a first inductor provides a magnetic flux path for a second inductor. Form-less (bonded) windings are also optionally used to simplify the manufacture of the device, reduce its cost, and allow it to be made more compact (or alternatively additional functionality to be disposed therein). One variant utilizes a termination header for mating to a PCB or other assembly, while another totally avoids the use of the header by directly mating to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy Craig Wedley
  • Patent number: 8308776
    Abstract: The disclosed screw assemblies include a screw that attaches onto the bone, a housing member that connects and inter-locks the bone screw to the rod, and one or more locking members that permit immobilization of various components of the assembly relative to one another while still permitting some relative movement. The bone screws and bone screw assemblies described herein permit flexible stabilization of the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Samy Abdou
  • Patent number: 8303660
    Abstract: A prosthesis is adapted for implantation into the spine. The prosthesis has a first member and a second member. The first member and the second member have a permitted range of rotational motion with respect to one another. The amount of permitted rotation of the first member relative to the second member is dependant on the extent of flexion and extension of the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Samy Abdou