Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Jackson Walker L.L.P.
  • Patent number: 8350625
    Abstract: A power amplifier circuit comprising a scalable power amplifier including an input and an output, and a plurality of activated amplifier elements operative to produce an output signal at the output, and operative to dynamically vary a power output level of the output signal. A variable impedance circuit operatively responsive to dynamically load the output of the scalable power amplifier. Wherein the scalable power amplifier further includes an amplifier configuration circuit operatively responsive to selectively activate the selectively activated amplifier elements by at least reducing power to at least one of the selectively activated amplifier elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Abbas Komijani, Seyed-Ali Hajimiri, Scott D. Kee, Ichiri Aoki
  • Patent number: 8352218
    Abstract: An apparatus for coordinating building including a data memory for storing a three dimensional building model, the three dimensional building model having a plurality of elements, each element having a plurality of attributes. An element ownership processor for assigning ownership of each of the plurality of elements to one of a plurality of users, wherein each of the plurality of users has ownership of a subset of the plurality of elements. A model modification processor for receiving the three dimensional building model and for allowing a user to modify only elements that they have ownership of. A model synchronization processor for receiving only modified elements from the model modification processor and updating the three dimensional building model to include the modified elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Graphisoft
    Inventors: Mihaly Balla, Peter Mohacsi
  • Patent number: 8350744
    Abstract: A method for providing a virtual, universal remote control feature includes displaying a virtual remote interface for an electronic device. A user interaction with an element of the virtual remote interface is detected. The virtual remote interface element is mapped to a device-function code. The device-function code is provided to a code transmitter. The device-function code corresponds to a control command associated with the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven M. Belz, James Pratt, Marc Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8352994
    Abstract: A method and system for test monitoring video assets provided by a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN) includes an expert test monitoring platform (ETMP) configured to emulate MCDN client systems at a facility of an MCDN service provider. The ETMP may be used to test monitor MCDN performance by acquiring a baseband video signal and performing a test operation. The test operation may involve determining if a video freeze event and/or an audio freeze event has occurred with respect to the baseband video signal. In one example, detection of both an audio and a video freeze event may determine a freeze event for an MHD. After a freeze event is detected, the MHD may be restarted. The freeze event may be logged as a result of the test operation. A predetermined network address may be sent a notification of the freeze alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Hung John Pham, John Clayton Clark, IV
  • Patent number: 8346671
    Abstract: A system for point-to-point encryption is provided. A card reader system reads unencrypted card data stored on a magnetic stripe of a card and encrypts the card data, the card reader system being contained in a first housing. A point of sale device coupled to the card reader system and contained in a second housing separate from the first housing has a user interface for obtaining a transaction amount. A transaction request system transmits the transaction amount and the encrypted card data to an authorization gateway, wherein the unencrypted card data is prevented from being processed by the point of sale device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Merchant Link, LLC
    Inventors: Susan Zloth, Daniel Lane, Benjamin Smyth
  • Patent number: 8343260
    Abstract: Fluorinated metal-organic frameworks (“FMOFs”) are capable of adsorbing and desorbing gases and molecules. The FMOFs can be arranged in a variety of configurations and have internal hollow channels and cavities. In the FMOFs, hydrogen atoms have been substituted completely or partially with fluorine atoms or fluorinated groups in each linking organic ligand. The FMOFs have high densities, leading to an enhanced volumetric capacity for gas storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: University of North Texas
    Inventors: Mohammad A. Omary, Chi Yang
  • Patent number: 8346060
    Abstract: A system for creating customized audiovisual content is provided. The system includes a location cue system for providing a plurality of synchronized location cues to direct a plurality of movement sequences for an actor. A speech cue system for providing a plurality of synchronized speech cues to direct a plurality of spoken sequences for the actor. A sequence controller for receiving location cue data and speech cue data and controlling the location cue system and the speech cue system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ScreenFX Studios, LP
    Inventors: Carolyn Johnston, Michael Mooney
  • Patent number: 8344208
    Abstract: A series of viral vectors derived from foxtail mosaic virus, sunn hemp mosaic virus and white clover mosaic virus sequences, and which are capable of expressing heterologous proteins in plants, including the tobacco, Nicotiana benthamiana, and cowpea, bean, and other legumes with the properties of unusually limited expression in the absence of gene silencing suppressors and high level expression in their presence. In a preferred embodiment, these viral vectors may be introduced via agroinoculation, and expression of the heterologous gene may be inducible with little or no leakiness in the absence of induction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Baylor University
    Inventors: Christopher M. Kearney, Zun Liu
  • Patent number: 8336498
    Abstract: A shrimp aquaculture structure including a set of at least two raceways each having a length, width, and at least one depth to give an average depth, and including two ends, two side walls having a top, a sloped bottom joining each side wall at two side wall junctions. Some of five raceways may be stacked at least partially on top of another of the five raceways. According to another embodiment, the disclosure relates to a process of shrimp aquaculture by using the set of five raceways and sequentially transferring shrimp form one raceway to another once the shrimp reach a given average size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventor: Addison Lawrence
  • Patent number: 8333981
    Abstract: A fungus treatment composition used to deliver active drugs trans-nail as well as a method for producing the fungus treatment composition, which may contain up to 50% additive ingredients. Preferred embodiments of the invention may include fungus treatment compositions which provide high nail penetrating power, which have antifungal agents, which have antifungal essential oils, which have optimum drying and barrier properties, which have pharmaceutically elegant properties, or most preferably an embodiment having a total combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Humco Holding Group, Inc.
    Inventor: John Olin Trimble
  • Patent number: 8334405
    Abstract: Chiral thioureas are effective catalysts for the borane reduction of prochiral ketones to optically active alcohols. A prochiral ketone may be reduced to an optically active alcohol in the presence of a substantially sub-stoichiometric amount of chiral thiourea. The asymmetric thiourea compound of the present invention may be produced according to a production method described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Derun Li, John R. Falck
  • Patent number: 8335663
    Abstract: A system for signal processing is provided. The system includes a steady state processing system for receiving a signal. A general purpose processing system is coupled to the steady state processing system and includes a signal acquisition system for receiving the signal and generating acquisition data. The steady state processing system can receive the acquisition data from the signal acquisition system and use the acquisition data to acquire the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi-Ping Nee, Shachar Kons, Uri Parker, Yoni Baron
  • Patent number: 8330789
    Abstract: A receiver device for use in conjunction with an MCDN includes a computer readable storage resource, a controller to execute stored instructions, a network interface coupling the device to the MCDN, and a decoder to decode streaming multimedia content received via the network interface. The receiver includes a remote control interface to detect a remote control command from a remote control device and a handset interface to communicate audio data with a handset device. A local video interface receives video data from a camera or other local video resource. The stored instructions include, a remote control application to execute remote control commands, a handset module to communicate audio date with the handset device, and a session initiation module to establish a video conferencing session. A video conferencing module integrates the audio data and the video data and communicates the integrated data via the video conferencing session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Anup D. Karnalkar, Jyotindra N. Shah
  • Patent number: 8332900
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring video assets provided by a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN) includes an expert test monitoring platform (ETMP) configured to emulate MCDN client systems at a facility of an MCDN service provider. The ETMP may be used to obtain remote control response metrics, along with internal performance data, for client systems in the ETMP. Historical metrics and historical data may be logged along with the release version for the client systems, which may then be used to correlate operational performance when analyzing client system characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Hung John Pham
  • Patent number: 8325940
    Abstract: A driver controller comprising a state machine for controlling transitions between a plurality of states. An output switch for providing a low impedance path to ground during transition periods. An output stage for decoupling output signal from driver amplifier during the transition periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Larsen, Lorenzo Crespi, Mouna Elkhatib, Mary X. Lu, James Bunde Viliadsen Skov
  • Patent number: 8325884
    Abstract: A system, method and software for implementing an automated call routing application in a speech enabled call center environment are provided. In operation, the invention provides for the identification of a call center transaction selection from a natural language user utterance and the invocation of one or more scripts operable to route the user to a call center service agent configured to service the selected transaction. In the event a transaction selection cannot be readily identified or can only be partially identified, the invention provides for the initiation of a dialog module or script directed to eliciting a discernable transaction selection and/or the presentation of one or more menus from which the user may select an available call center transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert R. Bushey, Benjamin A. Knott, Marc Goldstein, Sarah Korth
  • Patent number: 8320551
    Abstract: A method and system for processing application logs describing transactions in a computer telephony integration (CTI) environment is disclosed. The CTI environment includes a plurality of CTI servers configured to execute CTI applications. Numerous instances or types of CTI applications may be executed. A user may request information for a transaction performed in the CTI environment. The relevant application logs indicating the transaction may be determined and output. Information indicating the relevant application logs may be output to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Marcialito V. Nuestro, Rahul Anandani, Kevin J. Murray
  • Patent number: 8320901
    Abstract: A communication device such as a smart phone is enabled for remotely controlling set-top boxes (STBs) over Internet protocol networks using an applet running on the communication device. Authentication from within a multimedia content distribution network may be achieved by verifying that a network identifier associated with the communication device is associated with an account that has granted access to the smart phone and that is associated with the controlled STB. A viewing pane on the communication device permits a user to remotely view content received on or available to the controlled STB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Adam Klein, James Austin Britt, Joshua J. Fox
  • Patent number: 8315245
    Abstract: The invention provides a system, method and apparatus for controlling a mass calling event in a VoIP network. The invention provides for monitoring port traffic information on a network edge device and detecting the occurrence of a mass calling event in conjunction with a call control module. Control instructions or information may then be provisioned to network edge devices to alleviate congestion. The invention enables network edge devices to gap or provide other controls to reduce call overloading. Controls for alleviating congestion include blocking the packets, providing an announcement to the call, re-routing the traffic associated with this specific mass calling event, and reducing the quality of the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Raghvendra G. Savoor, Steve Sposato, Michael Liu
  • Patent number: D674117
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Pavestone Company, LLC
    Inventors: Marcel H. Thomassen, William H. Karau, Jorg Marx