Patents Represented by Attorney Hamilton, DeSanctis & Cha LLP
  • Patent number: 8353042
    Abstract: Methods and systems for content filtering of remote file-system access protocols are provided. According to one embodiment, holding buffers in which data collected from a remote file-system access protocol is stored, a holding buffer context table, a file map table and a usage table corresponding to each holding buffer are created within one or more computer-readable media. References to each of the holding buffers are tracked within the holding buffer context table. References to a common file are mapped to a common holding buffer of the holding buffers with the file map table. Modified and unmodified portions of the holding buffers are tracked using the usage table corresponding to each holding buffer. Responsive to a predetermined event in relation to a holding buffer or the holding buffers, the existence of malicious, dangerous or unauthorized content contained within the holding buffer is determined by performing content filtering on the holding buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventor: William Jeffrey Crawford
  • Patent number: 8347907
    Abstract: An electrical connection device for a gas control valve. In one embodiment the device has a first electrical insulation member with an aperture extending between top and bottom surfaces and a second electrical insulation member having a top face and a bottom face and situated in the aperture of the first electrical insulation member so that the top face resides in the aperture and the bottom face resides outside the aperture. A joint member connects the first and second electrical insulation members. The device also includes first and second electrical terminals that are electrically insulated from one another and wherein each extends from the second electrical insulation member through the joint member to a location outside the first electrical insulation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Orkli, S. Coop
    Inventors: Marcos Pablo Curto, Jon Ander Etxeberria Intxausti, Ignacio Diez Martinez
  • Patent number: 8347373
    Abstract: Methods and systems for content filtering of remote file-system access protocols are provided. According to one embodiment, a transparent proxy running within a network gateway logically interposed between a client and a server intercepts remote file-system access protocol requests/responses. Responsive to receipt of a remote file-system access protocol request from the client, the network gateway issues the remote file-system access protocol request to the server on behalf of the client. The network gateway buffers into a holding buffer associated with the network gateway data being read from or written to a file associated with a share of the server. Then, responsive to a predetermined event in relation to the remote file-system access protocol or the holding buffer, the network gateway determines the existence or non-existence of malicious, dangerous or unauthorized content contained within the holding buffer by performing content filtering on the holding buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventor: William Jeffrey Crawford
  • Patent number: 8340401
    Abstract: A method for associating a three-dimensional surface representing a real object and a three-dimensional reference surface, said reference surface being represented by a set of reference points, the method comprising: obtaining a set of real points representing the real surface, determining the normal vector of each point of said obtained set of real points, selecting, among the set of real points, control points according to the determined normal vector by converting the set of real points to a bi-dimensional space of normal vectors, generating sets of points having similar normal vector among the points of the set of real points and selecting, for each set of points with similar normal vector, one point that is a control point of the real surface, determining correspondence points close to the set of reference points that are determined to correspond to the control points of the real surface, and determining the motion that minimizes the distances between the control points of the real surface and the corres
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Aqsense S.L.
    Inventors: Carles Matabosch I Geronès, Josep Forest I Collado, Jordi Fita I Mas, Lluís Magí I Carceller, Joaquim Salvi Mas
  • Patent number: 8341691
    Abstract: A method, of automatically determining one or more remediations for a device that includes a processor, may include: receiving values of a plurality of parameters which collectively characterize an operational state of the device, there being at least one policy associated with at least a given one of the plurality of parameters, policy defining as a condition thereof one or more potential values of, or based upon, the given parameter, satisfaction of the condition potentially being indicative of unauthorized activity or manipulation of the device; automatically determining, from the received parameter values, whether the conditions for any policies are satisfied, respectively; and automatically selecting one or more remediations for the device according to the satisfied policies, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Colorado Remediation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Bailey Bezilla, John Leonard Immordina, James Le Ogura
  • Patent number: 8339987
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining a congestion metric for a path in a network are provided. According to one embodiment, multiple paths are provided between each pair of multi-path load balancing (MPLB) components within a Layer 2 network by establishing overlapping loop-free topologies in which each MPLB component is reachable by any other via each of the overlapping topologies. A first MPLB component associated with a first network device sends a latency request packet, including a first timestamp provided by a first clock associated with the first MPLB component, to a second MPLB component associated with a second network device via the path. Responsive thereto, the first MPLB component receives, from the second MPLB component, a latency response packet, including a second timestamp provided by a second clock associated with the second MPLB component. The first MPLB component derives a one-way latency value for the path based upon the timestamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Bert H. Tanaka, Daniel J. Maltbie, Joseph R. Mihelich
  • Patent number: 8332980
    Abstract: An appliance having a drain pump with a motor adapted to be supplied with an alternating supply voltage. A controller is adapted to monitor a current value supplied to the motor and to control the frequency of the supply voltage among a plurality of predetermined frequencies when the drain pump is operated in a full drainage mode. A storage medium associated with the controller stores for each predetermined frequency a maximum current value, a minimum current value and an optimal current value. The controller may stores computer implemented instructions for (a) determining if the monitored current value is between the maximum current value and the minimum current value, (b) comparing the monitored current value with the optimal current value, and (c) adjusting the frequency of the alternating supply voltage among the plurality of predetermined frequencies to cause the monitored current to more closely match the optimal current value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Coprecitec, S.L.
    Inventors: Rodrigo Orue Orue, Javier Valentin Errasti Uriarte, Fernando Sales Villalabeitia
  • Patent number: 8329749
    Abstract: The present invention provides the use of (?)(3-trihalomethylphenoxy)(4-halophenyl)acetic acid derivatives and compositions in the treatment of insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hyperuricemia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Metabolex, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Luskey, Jian Luo
  • Patent number: 8331227
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining link failure in a network are provided. According to one embodiment, multiple paths are provided between each pair of multi-path load balancing (MPLB) components within a Layer 2 network by establishing overlapping loop-free topologies in which each MPLB component is reachable by any other via each loop-free topology. A first MPLB component sends latency requests to a second MPLB component via a particular path. Responsive thereto, the first MPLB component receives latency responses. Based on timestamp information in the latency responses, an estimated latency between the first and second MPLB components is determined. A link failure timeout period is derived based upon the estimated latency. An additional latency request is sent. If an additional latency response is not received by the first MPLB component prior to expiration of the link failure timeout period, then it is concluded that a link failure has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Bert H. Tanaka, Daniel J. Maltbie, Joseph R. Mihelich
  • Patent number: 8327447
    Abstract: Systems and methods for content filtering are provided. According to one embodiment, a self-extracting archive is received with an electronic mail (email) message. Prior to delivery of the email message, a determination is made regarding whether a file contained in the archive may be malicious or undesired. A type of archive and associated structure of the archive are determined by examining identification bytes stored within a header portion of the archive that identify the type of archive. Based on the type and associated structure, for each contained file, descriptive information, including a checksum of the file in uncompressed form, a size of the file in uncompressed form and/or a size of the file in the compressed form, is extracted from the header portion. A file is identified as potentially malicious or undesired when the descriptive information matches a detection signature of a known malicious or undesired file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Michael Fossen, Alexander Douglas MacDonald
  • Patent number: 8322855
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for determining the visual behavior of a person. The inventive method comprises the following steps consisting in: recording the movement of the individual's head, recording the movement of his/her eyes, determining the relative orientation of the eye in relation to the head, and determining the amount of time for which the eye is maintained in each orientation. The aforementioned amount of time is determined by collecting the records of orientations in finite intervals and counting the number of records (frequency) in each interval. Said orientations are specified using angular co-ordinates for both the head and the eye. The data are detected and processed with the aid of a device comprising light emitters (51) which are fixed to the head, cameras (63) and a screen (611, 612) for attracting the individual's gaze. The results from the method are used in order to customize the design of a lens for spectacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: INDO Internacional S.A.
    Inventors: Antonia Giménez Carol, Carmen Prieto Pin, Juan Carlos Dursteler López, Josep Salvador Solaz Sanahuja, Begoña Mateo Martinez, Rosa Maria Porcar Seder
  • Patent number: 8318129
    Abstract: This invention relates to a partially dehydrated hydrotalcite obtained by heat-treating a hydrotalcite under a specific condition so that its weight is reduced by 1.5 to 5%, which is capable of imparting improved thermoresistance to a synthetic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: DOOBON Inc.
    Inventors: Sung Wook Lee, DongHo Hyun
  • Patent number: 8320279
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for provisioning and managing network-based virtual private networks (VPNs). According to one embodiment, a routing configuration for each of multiple network-based customer VPNs is generated for multiple customers based on (i) site reachability information for multiple service processing switches and (ii) a global customer routing profile for a network-based customer VPN of the plurality of network-based customer VPNs. Multiple virtual routers (VRs) distributed among the service processing switches are provisioned to support the network-based customer VPNs based on the routing configurations. A custom routing profile, identifying one or more routing protocols to be used for one or more segments of the network-based customer VPN profile, is received for the network-based customer VPN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Manojit Sarkar, Dileep Kumar
  • Patent number: 8309539
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for the treatment of social phobia are provided, including administering a therapeutically effective amount of an androsta-4,16-dien-3-ol steroid to an individual in need of treatment and a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of social phobia having a therapeutically effective amount of an androsta-4,16-dien-3-ol steroid. Therapeutically effective amounts may be, for example, between about 100 picograms and about 100 micrograms, or between about 1 nanogram and about 10 microgram, or between about 10 nanograms and about 1 microgram of an androsta-4,16-dien-3-ol steroid. Administration of the androsta-4,16-dien-3-ol compound is preferably intranasal administration to the nasal passages and the vomeronasal organ of the individual. A preferred androsta-4,16-dien-3-ol steroid is [3?]-androsta-4,16-dien-3-ol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Pherin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Monti-Bloch
  • Patent number: 8306040
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for steering network packets. According to one embodiment a method is provided for steering incoming network packets. Each network packet processing resource of a network routing/switching device is dynamically assigned to one or more network interfaces of the network routing/switching device. Each of the network packet processing resources includes one or more processing elements and a memory. Incoming network packets received by the network interfaces are steered to an appropriate network packet processing resource based on the dynamic assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Sachin Desai, Tim Millet, Zahid Hussain, Paul Kim, Louise Yeung, Ken Yeung
  • Patent number: 8288438
    Abstract: Compounds, compositions, and methods of avoiding edema while treating or preventing PPAR?-mediated diseases, including cancer, using derivatives and prodrugs are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignees: Metabolex, Inc., Dia Tex, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin E. Sanders, David B. Karpf
  • Patent number: 8286592
    Abstract: Portable apparatus and systems for pet bathing. According to one embodiment, a fully contained portable pet washing system includes one or more collapsible fluid bladders, one or more fluid tubes, a variable flow control valve, a bladder holder pack and a detachable fabric-based wash glove. The fluid tubes interface with the collapsible fluid bladders. The variable flow control valve is operable to control the dispensing of wash or rinsing fluid from the collapsible fluid bladders. The bladder holder pack is configured to be fastened as an adjustable waist belt and configured to enclose some portion of the collapsible fluid bladders. The detachable fabric-based wash glove includes at least a portion of an attachment mechanism for engaging the fluid tubes and maintaining the positioning thereof to dispense the wash or rinsing fluid at a location near a palm or finger portion of the detachable fabric-based wash glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Monete, LLC
    Inventor: John Moinester
  • Patent number: 8286246
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide circuits and methods for improved virus processing. As one example, such methods may include providing a system memory, a general purpose processor and a virus co-processor. The methods further include receiving a data segment at the general purpose processor, and storing the data segment to the system memory using virtual addresses. The data segment is accessed from the system memory by the virus co-processor using the virtual addresses. The virus co-processor then scans the data segment for viruses and returns a result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Xu Zhou, Lin Huang, Michael Xie
  • Patent number: 8282963
    Abstract: This invention provides methods for extracting platelets, compositions obtained therefore, and methods for using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventor: Mark T. Roedersheimer
  • Patent number: 8281780
    Abstract: A regulation valve having a valve body with a gas inlet. Housed within the valve body is a rotary regulatory body having a first inlet orifice corresponding to a first minimum flow of a first type of gas and a second inlet orifice corresponding to a second minimum flow of a second type of gas. The first and second inlet orifices are angularly displaced so that when the regulatory body assumes a first angular position within the regulatory body the first inlet orifice faces the gas inlet and so that when the regulatory body assumes a second angular position within the regulatory body the second inlet orifice faces the gas inlet. The regulation valve includes first and second sets of cooperating features that are capable of limiting rotation of the regulatory body to the first and second angular positions, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Coprecitec, S.L.
    Inventors: Johnny Leonardo Carvalho, Kléber Luiz da Silva