Patents Represented by Attorney Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Patent number: 8352458
    Abstract: Techniques for transforming records prior to loading the records into a data warehouse in an efficient manner. In one embodiment, instead of using lookup transformations, a database operation such as an outer join operation is used to transform records stored in a fact staging table to add foreign keys to the records corresponding to the dimension tables that are associated with a fact table in a data warehouse to which the records are to be loaded. Since the outer join operation is memory intensive, a determination is made as to which dimension tables from the multiple dimension tables associated with the fact table are suitable, from a performance perspective, for the outer join operation. Only those suitable dimension tables are outer joined to the fact staging table to add the foreign keys for the outer joined dimension tables to the fact staging table records. Lookup transformations may be used to add foreign keys to the fact staging table records for the non-suitable dimension tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Nitin Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 8348377
    Abstract: A storage device electrically connected to a host circuit includes a data receiving unit, determination unit, and a data transmitting unit. The data receiving unit receives data including first data which are to be written in a memory array and second data which are generated based on the first data from the host circuit. The determination unit determines consistency between the first data and the second data. The data transmitting unit transmits a result of the determination to the host circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi
  • Patent number: 8349156
    Abstract: Disclosed invention uses a coaxial microwave antenna to enhance ionization in PVD or IPVD. The coaxial microwave antenna increases plasma density homogeneously adjacent to a sputtering cathode or target that is subjected to a power supply. The coaxial microwave source generates electromagnetic waves in a transverse electromagnetic (TEM) mode. The invention also uses a magnetron proximate the sputtering cathode or target to further enhance the sputtering. Furthermore, for high utilization of expensive target materials, a target can rotate to improve the utilization efficiency. The target comprises dielectric materials, metals, or semiconductors. The target also has a cross section being substantially symmetric about a central axis that the target rotates around. The target may have a substantially circular or annular a cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Stowell, Richard Newcomb
  • Patent number: 8351686
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining an azimuth of a target point is provided. The apparatus includes a support structure and an imaging device coupled to the support structure and configured to provide image data. The apparatus also includes a position measuring device coupled to the support structure and configured to determine position information and a processor in electrical communication with the imaging device and the position measuring device. The processor is configured to receive the image data from the imaging device, receive the position information from the position measuring device, determine a baseline between a first position and a second position, determine an orientation between overlapping images, and compute the azimuth of the target point relative to the baseline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventor: Christian Graesser
  • Patent number: 8352193
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for deriving the sequence of an oligomer. In one exemplary method for deriving the sequence of a polypeptide, a predetermined set of mass/charge values for amino acid sequences is stored. An abundance value from mass spectrum data for each mass/charge value in the predetermined set is determined to produce a plurality of abundance values. A first ranking, based on the plurality of abundance values, is calculated for each sequence of a set of amino acid sequences having a first number of amino acids. A second ranking, based on the plurality of abundance values, for each sequence of a set of amino acid sequences having a second number of amino acids is calculated. A cumulative ranking, based on the first ranking and the second ranking, is calculated for each sequence of a set of amino acid sequences having at least the second number of amino acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Target Discovery, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke V. Schneider, Michael P. Hall, Robert Petesch
  • Patent number: 8350016
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel synthetic oligonucleotide sequences (hereinafter sequence) of 3 to 9 bases in length comprising one or more non-DNA bases wherein the bases are nebularine, hypoxanthine, or uracil, or combinations of nebularine, hypoxanthine and uracil bases. These sequences optionally further comprise one or more guanine bases or one or more thymine bases, or combinations thereof. The present invention also provides methods of using these compositions to induce responses in cells, and to treat diseases and conditions characterized by undesired cellular proliferation such as autoimmune disease, lymphoproliferative disease, inflammation or cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bioniche Life Sciences Inc.
    Inventors: Nigel C. Phillips, Mario C. Filion, Zdenek Richard Holan, Stephanie Reader
  • Patent number: 8349004
    Abstract: A set formed of a scleral buckle and an encircling band is provided for use in connection with retinal detachment surgery to enable the implantation of both the scleral buckle and encircling band free of any suture. A self-assembling scleral buckle-encircling band combination is secured in place by surface scleral tunnels operative as belt loops to enable the securing of a scleral buckle and encircling band on the eyeball to exert an intended indentation effect for treatment of retinal detachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Yau Wing Vincent Lee, Shun-Chui Dennis Lam, Ta Li David Liu, Chi Lai Li
  • Patent number: 8351737
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus for performing a correction process with respect to object image data, the image processing apparatus including: a first determining unit that determines whether facial image data including a face of a person, which is extracted from the object image data, is attached to relevant object image data; a second determining unit that determines whether reduction image data of the object image data is attached to the relevant object image data; a selecting unit that selects the facial image data or the reduction image data as selection image data; a correction parameter setting unit that extracts a feature amount from the selection image data and sets a correction parameter for image correction based on the feature amount; and a correction processing unit that corrects the object image data based on the correction parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kosuke Shingai
  • Patent number: 8352368
    Abstract: A method and system for making a payment is disclosed. In the method, a Payor can specify an account from which to withdraw funds for the payment and specify an activation code necessary to activate the payment. The payment can be sent to a Payee in the form of a pre-paid transaction account. The account will not be activated unless the Payee provides the activation code. Funds can be withdrawn from the account specified by the Payor either in full at the time the payment is made or are withdrawn as the Payee uses the transaction account to access the funds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Mark Carlson, Surendra Keshan
  • Patent number: 8347659
    Abstract: A lock mechanism for locking at least one door of a container in a closed position includes a housing, at least one lock member at least partially enclosed within the housing, the at least one lock member comprising a first lock member configured to engage a first portion of a container to lock at least one container door in a closed position, and a latching mechanism coupled to the at least one lock member. The latching mechanism includes a fluid chamber configured to hold a fluid, a piston slidably housed within the fluid chamber, and a valve coupled to the fluid chamber and configured to be in one of two states, the two states including an open state where fluid can flow through the valve in two directions to allow the piston to be moved in two directions, and a closed state where fluid is inhibited from flowing through the valve in at least one direction to prevent the piston from moving in at least one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Powers, Daniel Bertuna, David K. Aberizk, Keith L. Frankie, Stuart J. Waddell
  • Patent number: 8350668
    Abstract: Techniques for protecting communication between a card reader and a contactless smartcard are disclosed. In one embodiment, a protocol transmitter includes a transmit circuit and a processor. The transmit circuit is configured to generate a blocking signal having a frequency used by the card reader to communicate with the contactless smartcard. The processor is coupled to the transmit circuit and configured to modulate the blocking signal according to a communication protocol of the contactless smartcard. A first antenna of the protocol transmitter is disposed a predetermined distance from the card reader and is coupled to the transmit circuit to radiate the blocking signal. Optionally, the processor modulates the blocking signal so as to simulate a data exchange between the card reader and the contactless smartcard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Busch-Sorensen
  • Patent number: 8352517
    Abstract: Techniques for managing memory usage in a processing system are provided. This may be achieved by receiving a data stream including multiple tuples and determining a query plan that was generated for a continuous query applied to the multiple tuples in the data stream. The query plan may include one or more operators. Before scheduling an operator in the query plan, it is determined when an eviction is to be performed based a level of free memory of the processing system. An eviction candidate is determined and a page associated with the eviction candidate is evicted from the memory to a persistent storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Hoyong Park, Namit Jain, Anand Srinivasan, Shailendra Mishra
  • Patent number: 8352913
    Abstract: A component name manager operates within an integrated development environment to assist developers in creating dynamic websites and Internet applications. The component name manager identifies an input field displayed on a graphical user interface of an object-oriented software development environment. The input field uses a fully-qualified name of a software component for accessing to access instructions and data associated with the software component and located at an application server. In response to receiving an input associated with the input field, the component name manager displays a list of qualified names of software components available for use in the object-oriented software development environment. Each of the qualified names identifies a path for accessing a corresponding software component. The component name manager can resolve fully qualified names by accessing one or more of an application file, an administrator interface, project level mappings, and global level preference mappings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Kiran Sakhare, Bhakti Pingale
  • Patent number: 8348364
    Abstract: A fluid supply device, a printing device, and a method of cleaning a printing device are disclosed. A fluid supply device includes a main tank, a fluid chamber, a fluid-discharging head, a movable carriage, an expansion mechanism that expands the fluid chamber to draw fluid from the main tank, a suction mechanism, a remaining fluid detection unit, a comparison unit that compares the remaining fluid volume in the main tank with a specified value, and a setting unit that sets a cleaning mode. The expansion mechanism is actuated via a movement of the movable carriage. The setting unit sets a first cleaning mode in which a first amount of fluid is vacuumed from the nozzle or a second cleaning mode in which a second amount of fluid is vacuumed from the nozzle that is less than the first amount. The cleaning mode is selected in response to the amount of fluid remaining in the main tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Susumu Taga
  • Patent number: 8348704
    Abstract: Receptacle connectors and male plug connectors having a reduced size in at least one direction can be provided. One example reduces height by not including a center contact tab or tongue, but instead places contacts on an insulator that is adjacent to a bottom portion of the receptacle. Another example may reduce width by reducing contact pitch, and may use a particular shape of contact to achieve good signal quality. Receptacle connectors and male plug connectors can also provide support for one or more new high-speed communication standards, such as USB 3.0 and DisplayPort. Methods can provide one or more standardized connector components to speed connector design and manufacture of new electronic devices such as media players, thus reducing their time to market.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Sloey, S. Brian Lynch, Stephen Paul Zadesky
  • Patent number: 8349400
    Abstract: Methods of making porous composite materials are provided. These methods involve providing a sintered porous first polymeric material, providing a solution containing a second polymeric material dissolved in a solvent, and, depositing the solution onto the sintered porous first polymeric material to form a precipitated porous second polymeric material wherein a portion of the second polymeric material is fused to the sintered, porous first polymeric material by at least one direct physical bond, and the second polymeric material is in at least some of the pores of the first polymeric material. In some methods, the first polymeric material and the second polymeric material are soluble in the same solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Porex Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Ramsey, Jerry Dean Raney, Jacob Shorr, Guoqiang Mao
  • Patent number: 8350356
    Abstract: An anti-fuse apparatus includes a substrate of a first conductivity type and a well region of a second conductivity type formed in the substrate. A junction between the well region and the substrate is characterized by a breakdown voltage higher than a predetermined voltage. The apparatus includes a contact region of the second conductivity type within the well region. The apparatus also includes a channel region and a drain region within the substrate. A gate dielectric layer overlies the channel region and the contact region. A first polysilicon gate, the drain region, and the well region are associated with an MOS transistor. The apparatus also includes a second polysilicon gate overlying the gate dielectric layer which overlies the contact region. The contact region is configured to receive a first supply voltage and the second polysilicon gate is configured to receive a second supply voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Shanghai) Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel Xu
  • Patent number: 8349860
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compounds of formula I-V and tautomers thereof or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters, and prodrugs thereof which are inhibitors of syk kinase. The present invention is also directed to intermediates used in making such compounds, the preparation of such a compound, pharmaceutical compositions containing such a compound, methods of inhibition syk kinase activity, methods of inhibition the platelet aggregation, and methods to prevent or treat a number of conditions mediated at least in part by syk kinase activity, such as undesired thrombosis and Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhaozhong J. Jia, Chandrasekar Venkataramani, Wolin Huang, Mukund Mehrotra, Yonghong Song, Qing Xu, Shawn M. Bauer, Jack W. Rose, Brian Kane, Anjali Pandey
  • Patent number: 8351478
    Abstract: An optical device having a structured active region configured for one or more selected wavelengths of light emissions and formed on an off-cut m-plane gallium and nitrogen containing substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Soraa, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Raring, Nick Pfister, Mathew Schmidt, Christiane Poblenz
  • Patent number: 8350393
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to assembly techniques. According to the present invention, the alignment and probing techniques to improve the accuracy of component placement in assembly are described. More particularly, the invention includes methods and structures to detect and improve the component placement accuracy on a target platform by incorporating alignment marks on component and reference marks on target platform under various probing techniques. A set of sensors grouped in any array to form a multiple-sensor probe can detect the deviation of displaced components in assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wintec Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Kong-Chen Chen