Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm James W. Huffman
  • Patent number: 8348671
    Abstract: Computer-implemented method for enhancing cognition of a participant. A first target image of a set of target images is visually presented for a specified presentation time at a first location in a visual field that includes multiple peripheral locations, each at least a specified distance from the first location. Substantially simultaneously, a first peripheral location in the visual field is visually indicated for the presentation time, after which the visually presenting and indicating are ceased. Candidate target images with a specified discriminability are visually presented, including the first target image. The participant is required to select the target image from among the candidates. If the participant correctly selected the first target image, the participant is required to select the first peripheral location from the multiple peripheral locations. The presentation time is adaptively modified based on the correctness/incorrectness of the participant's selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Posit Science Corporation
    Inventors: Peter B Delahunt, Karlene Ball, Donald F Brenner, Joseph L. Hardy, Henry W. Mahncke, Daniel L. Roenker
  • Patent number: 8346884
    Abstract: A shared network interface controller (NIC) interfaces a plurality of operating system domains as part of the load-store architecture of the operating system domains. A bus interface couples the NIC to a load-store domain bus (such as PCI-Express), using header information to associate data on the bus with an originating operating system domain. Transmit/receive logic connects the NIC to the network. Association logic allows the NIC to designate, and later lookup, which destination MAC address (on the Ethernet side) is associated with which operating system domain. Descriptor register files and Control Status Registers (CSR's) specific to an operating system domain are duplicated and made available for each domain. Several direct memory access (DMA) engines are provided to improve throughput. Packet replication logic, filters (perfect and hash) and VLAN tables are used for looping back packets originating from one operating system domains to another and other operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nextio Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Pettey
  • Patent number: 8285006
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a face recognition system which includes a face recognition method and associate apparatus. The disclosed method provides improved face matching accuracy by introduction of user intervention. When a target face to be recognized has been detected, a candidate list is generated and the user is allowed to actively select a matching candidate face out of the candidate list by entering a user input through a user interface provided by the disclosed apparatus. Data of the target face are then automatically registered to a database where the candidate face data are stored for updating the data of the matching candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Mira Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi Sun Jackson Tang
  • Patent number: 8248923
    Abstract: Automatic provisioning of an access point base station or femtocell. The method may include the femtocell transmitting first information (e.g., location information, signal measurement information, capability information, etc.) to a service provider (e.g., over an IP network). The femtocell may receive second information from the service provider, where the second information includes one or more operational parameters. The operational parameters may include hand-off parameters, admission policy parameters, PN or scrambling codes, power parameters, and/or other parameters. The femtocell may operate according to the received parameters to provide access for a plurality of access terminals in a local area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignees: VIA Telecom, Inc., IPComm, LG Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanislaw Czaja, Mark E. Davis, Anthony Lee, Sang Gook Kim, Li-Hsiang Sun
  • Patent number: 8215961
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for enhancing cognitive ability of an older participant by requiring the participant to differentiate between rapidly presented visual stimuli. First and second visual sweeps are provided for visual presentation to the participant, e.g., spatial frequency or orientation sweeps. At least two visual sweeps are visually presented to the participant utilizing the first visual sweep, the second visual sweep, or a combination. The participant is required to indicate an order in which the at least two visual sweeps were presented. A determination is made regarding whether the participant indicated the order of the visual sweeps correctly. The visually presenting, requiring, and determining are repeated one or more times in an iterative manner to improve the participant's cognition. The duration of the sweeps may be adjusted based on the correctness/incorrectness of the participant's response according to a maximum likelihood procedure. Assessments may be made during the exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Posit Science Corporation
    Inventors: Michael M. Merzenich, Peter B. Delahunt, Joseph L. Hardy, Stephen G. Lisberger, Henry W. Mahncke
  • Patent number: 8210851
    Abstract: A method on a computing device for enhancing the memory and cognitive ability of an older adult by requiring the adult to differentiate between rapidly presented stimuli. The method utilizes a sequence of phonemes from a confusable pair which are systematically manipulated to make discrimination between the phonemes less difficult or more difficult based on the success of the adult, such as processing the consonant and vowel portions of the phonemes by emphasizing the portions, stretching the portions, and/or separating the consonant and vowel portions by time intervals. As the adult improves in auditory processing, the discriminations are made progressively more difficult by reducing the amount of processing to that of normal speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Posit Science Corporation
    Inventors: Travis W. Wade, Joseph L. Hardy
  • Patent number: 8208447
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus suitable to convey timely information for facilitating accurate reception of transmitted data, a pilot signal is modulated to convey information. The information may facilitate efficient interpretation of an associated traffic signal. Modulation of a pilot signal frame may be limited to ensure early detection, and/or to minimize impairment of pilot functionality. In one embodiment, a Secondary Pilot Channel (SPICH) is transmitted at one of several selectable power levels to boost effectiveness of a phase reference, and is modulated to indicate the selected level. Such timely information enables prompt optimal combining of the SPICH with a primary Pilot Channel (PICH), and/or permits processing efficiencies for an associated traffic channel. Pilot signal frames may be transmitted at a predetermined level during a detection preamble portion of a frame to ensure accurate and early detection, and at a more optimal level thereafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: VIA Telecom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Qian, Stanislaw Czaja
  • Patent number: 8206156
    Abstract: System and method for improving tactile sensitivity and precision/accuracy of motor control of the hand of a subject. A joystick is configured to provide commands to a computing device. The joystick includes a base, shaft, and a textured surface with a specified level of bumpiness. A computer-implemented exercise is executed, including presenting stimuli, including at least one target, to the subject via a computer display. The subject is required to respond to the stimuli via the joystick within a specified duration, including using the joystick to move a cursor to the target, and, upon reaching the target, disengage from the joystick. The subject's response to the stimuli is recorded, and a determination made regarding whether the subject responded correctly. The duration is modified based on whether the subject responded correctly to the stimuli. The presenting, requiring, recording, determining, and modifying are repeated a plurality of times in an iterative manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Posit Science Corporation
    Inventors: Michael M. Merzenich, Peter B. Delahunt, Henry W. Mahncke, Michael Scott Trujillo, Joseph L. Hardy
  • Patent number: 8197258
    Abstract: Computer-implemented method for enhancing the cognitive ability of a participant using face-name associations. A plurality of facial images of people are provided for visual presentation to the participant, each person having a name. A learning phase is performed, including concurrently presenting a first facial image of a person from the plurality of facial images, and the name of the person. A testing phase is then performed, including: presenting a second facial image of the person from the plurality of facial images, displaying a plurality of names, including the name of the person and one or more distracter names, requiring the participant to select the name of the person from the plurality of names, and determining whether the participant selected the name correctly. The learning phase and the testing phase are repeated one or more times in an iterative manner to improve the participant's cognition, e.g., face-name association skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Posit Science Corporation
    Inventors: Peter B. Delahunt, Joseph L. Hardy, Henry W. Mahncke, Shruti Gangadhar
  • Patent number: 8193015
    Abstract: A method for forming a light-emitting-diode (LED) array is disclosed includes forming an LED structure on a substrate. The LED structure is divided into at least a first LED device and a second LED device with a gap between the first LED device and the second LED device. At least one polymer material is deposited over the LED structure to substantially fill the gap with the at least one polymer material. Portions of the at least one polymer material are removed to expose a first electrode of the first LED device and a second electrode of the second LED device. An interconnect is formed on top of the at least one polymer material electrically connecting the first and second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Pinecone Energies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray-Hua Horng, Yi-An Lu, Heng Liu
  • Patent number: 8193546
    Abstract: A light-emitting-diode (LED) array includes a first LED device having a first electrode and a second LED device having a second electrode. The first and the second LED device are formed on a common substrate and are separated by a gap. At least one polymer material substantially fills the gap. An interconnect, formed on top of the at least one polymer material, electrically connects the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Pinecone Energies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray-Hua Horng, Yi-An Lu, Heng Liu
  • Patent number: 8178886
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor light emitting device includes: (a) providing a temporary substrate; (b) forming a multi-layered LED epitaxial structure, having at least one light emitting unit, on the temporary substrate, wherein a first surface of the light emitting unit contacts the temporary substrate, and the light emitting unit includes a n-type layer, an active region, and a p-type layer; (c) forming a n-electrode on the n-type layer; (d) forming a p-electrode on the p-type layer; (e) bonding a permanent substrate on the light emitting unit, the n-electrode and the p-electrode; (f) removing the temporary substrate to expose the first surface of the light emitting unit; and (g) removing a portion of the light emitting unit from the first surface, to expose at least one of the n-electrode and the p-electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventor: Ray-Hua Horng
  • Patent number: 8171271
    Abstract: A server device and a method of sharing a basic input/output system (BIOS) include a plurality of mainboards, a circuit board, and a memory unit, and a switching unit disposed on the circuit board. A single memory unit stores a plurality of BIOS entity program segments respectively corresponding to a mainboard model, and transmits the BIOS entity program segments corresponding to the model of the mainboard for receiving the BIOS to the mainboard through the switching unit, so that the mainboards of various models may share the BIOS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Kuo-Wei Huang, Ting-Shun Huang
  • Patent number: 8137106
    Abstract: Methodologies for improving a student's phonemic awareness, decoding, spelling, oral and written comprehension are described herein. The method is embodied in a suite of twelve exercises operable on a computing device. The exercises are geared towards training of 1st and 2nd grade students but are not limited to that. The methods present an entertaining screen environment, with target stimulus, and foil or distracter stimulus presented visually, textually, and aurally. The student is required to identify the target stimulus from the distracter stimulus within the context of each exercise. Progress from easier trials to more difficult trials is made as the student successfully completes particular difficulty levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Scientific Learning Corporation
    Inventors: Logan E. De Ley, William M. Jenkins, Virginia A. Mann, Steven L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8117432
    Abstract: A method for controlling a boot sequence of a server includes the following steps. A boot image is created, and a first proxy server program is placed into the boot image. The first proxy server program communicates with a management server. The boot image is restored on a rewritable removable storage device, so as to enable the rewritable removable storage device to boot a managed target server. A second proxy server program is installed and executed in the management server. A basic input/output system (BIOS) of the target server is set to enable the rewritable removable storage device to act as a first boot device. Boot files in the rewritable removable storage device are modified through the first proxy server program or the second proxy server program according to a boot instruction received from the management server, thereby controlling a boot sequence of the target server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Inventec Corp.
    Inventors: Long Chen, Tom Chen
  • Patent number: 8116466
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for testing a sound card are applicable for detecting whether a sound leakage problem occurs to a sounding interface of the sound card. The testing apparatus includes a switching circuit and a switching unit. The switching circuit is electrically connected to the sounding interface and a sound-receiving interface of the sound card respectively, and has a plurality of transfer paths. The switching circuit is used to receive a first and a second sound channel, and to connect the first and the second sound channel to corresponding transfer paths, so as to transmit the audio signal back to the sound-receiving interface. The switching unit is electrically connected to the sounding interface and the switching circuit, for receiving the first and the second sound channel. The switching unit alters the transfer paths in the switching circuit according to a first and/or a second switching audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Inventec Corp.
    Inventors: Hong-Liang Zhou, Ding-Hao Zhang, Ding-Zhuo Wang, Tom Chen, Win-Harn Liu
  • Patent number: 8103267
    Abstract: A communication device that includes a femtocell base station and a mobile station transmitter/receiver. The femtocell base station may provide bidirectional internet protocol (IP) communication for one or mobile devices to a cellular network. The femtocell base station may be operable to communicate with the cellular network using a wide area network. The mobile station transmitter/receiver may be coupled to the femtocell base station (in a same housing). The mobile station transmitter/receiver may be operable to perform radio frequency (RF) wireless communication with the cellular network, e.g., to detect and/or report environmental parameters, performing testing (e.g., loopback testing), and/or provide communication for the one or more mobile devices (e.g., when the wide area network is down), among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: VIA Telecom, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Lee, Ning Nicholas Chen
  • Patent number: 8094467
    Abstract: An induction power system configured to drive a load includes a primary side circuit (PSC) and a secondary side circuit (SSC). The PSC has a main inductor configured to generate a current-induced magnetic field. The SSC has an induction electrification unit (IEU) and a power distribution unit (PDU). The IEU has a first inductor and a second inductor connected in series, and is adjacent to the main inductor to generate an induced AC. The PDU has a first capacitor, a second capacitor, and a switching device. The first capacitor and the first inductor are connected in series and generate a series resonance to supply a control power. The second capacitor is connected in parallel with the first inductor, the second inductor, and the first capacitor, and generates a parallel resonance, to provide a load power. When the switching device is turned on, the load power is supplied to the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Amidof Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chweisen Wang
  • Patent number: 8083523
    Abstract: Methodologies for improving a student's phonemic awareness, decoding, spelling, oral and written comprehension are described herein. The method is embodied in a suite of twelve exercises operable on a computing device. The exercises are geared towards training of 1st and 2nd grade students but are not limited to that. The methods present an entertaining screen environment, with target stimulus, and foil or distracter stimulus presented visually, textually, and aurally. The student is required to identify the target stimulus from the distracter stimulus within the context of each exercise. Progress from easier trials to more difficult trials is made as the student successfully completes particular difficulty levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Scientific Learning Corporation
    Inventors: Logan E. De Ley, William M. Jenkins, Virginia A. Mann, Steven L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8081591
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system are disclosed providing improved paging procedures in a wireless communication system. In one embodiment, a Power-down Registration signal is transmitted via a 1×RTT modem from an Access Terminal (AT) to an Access Network (AN) in a wireless communication system that includes both a 1×RTT modem and a 1×HRPD modem. The Power-down Registration signal conveys information to the AN indicating that a power-down process has been initiated by the AT, and thereby enables the AN to discontinue transmission of signals and messages to the AT that are not effective when the AT is in an off-state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: VIA Telecom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satyaprasad Srinivas, Anthony S. Lee