Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear
  • Patent number: 8352523
    Abstract: A data management system (DMS) includes a continuous real-time object store that captures all real-time activities, with associated object metadata information. The DMS is capable of reintroducing any point-in-time view of data ranging from a granular object to an entire file system. A set of algorithms (for creation of a file or directory, modification of a file or directory, deletion of a file or directory, and relocation/renaming of a file or directory) are used to generate and maintain a file system history in the DMS and to ensure that a latest version of a directory always refers to a latest version of its children until the directory changed. Any point-in-time recovery is implemented using the file system history in one of various ways to provide strong individual file integrity, exact point-in-time crash consistency, and/or recovery of last version of all files in the file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Quest Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Siew Yong Sim-Tang
  • Patent number: 8352613
    Abstract: A system and method for management and processing of resource requests is provided. A content delivery network service provider determines a class associated with a set of client computing devices and monitors resources requests for the determined class. The content delivery network service provider then identifies at least one cache component for providing additional content, such as advertisement content or other additional content provided in anticipation of future resource requests, to client computing devices as a function of the determined class. In other embodiments, instead of cache components, the content delivery network service provider identifies a second set of client computing devices as a function of the determined class for providing the additional content information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Swaminathan Sivasubramanian, David R. Richardson, Bradley E. Marshall, Christopher L. Scofield
  • Patent number: 8352433
    Abstract: A modular computer storage system and method is provided for managing and directing data archiving functions, which is scalable and comprehends various storage media as well as diverse operating systems on a plurality of client devices. A client component is associated with one or more client devices for generating archival request. A file processor directs one or more storage devices, through one or more media components, which control the actual physical level backup on various storage devices. Each media component creates a library indexing system for locating stored data. A management component coordinates the archival functions between the various client components and the file processor, including setting scheduling policies, aging policies, index pruning policies, drive cleaning policies, configuration information, and keeping track of running and waiting jobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Crescenti, Srinivas Kavuri, David Alan Oshinsky, Anand Prahlad
  • Patent number: 8351859
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a communication apparatus comprises a close proximity wireless transfer device, a closeness detection module and a device control module. The close proximity wireless transfer device executes a close proximity wireless transfer. The closeness detection module detects that the close proximity wireless transfer device and an external device are in a close proximity state. Power which the closeness detection module consumes is lower than power which the close proximity wireless transfer device consumes in an idle state. The device control module is configured to activate the close proximity wireless transfer device when the closeness detection module detects the close proximity state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Hideyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 8350007
    Abstract: The present technology relates to the fields of crystallography, biochemistry, and drug design. In particular, methods and compositions for screening, identifying and designing compounds that interact with human mitoNEET.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, Yissum, Research Development Company of Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Inventors: Patricia A Jennings, Jack Dixon, Rachel Nechushtai
  • Patent number: 8352306
    Abstract: Lead distribution systems and methods distribute consumer business leads received from lead sources for routing to one or more destinations that use the leads and/or forward the leads to another destination. A quality level is assessed for each lead source, based in part on a percentage of leads from the source that result in a desired business transaction with the ultimate user of the lead. The system identifies a set of most profitable destinations for each lead, while maintaining a desired overall quality level and flow rate of leads routed to each destination. Adjusting the quality ratings of the lead sources may advantageously be used to affect the placement of their leads with destinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Autobytel Inc.
    Inventors: C. Michael Rose, Peter D. Mathews, Jeffrey E. Sward, Glenn R. Dunkle, John L. Dohoney, Glenn S. Davis
  • Patent number: 8352472
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing electronic data are disclosed. Various data management operations can be performed based on a metabase formed from metadata. Such metadata can be identified from an index of data interactions generated by a journaling module, and obtained from their associated data objects stored in one or more storage devices. In various embodiments, such processing of the index and storing of the metadata can facilitate, for example, enhanced data management operations, enhanced data identification operations, enhanced storage operations, data classification for organizing and storing the metadata, cataloging of metadata for the stored metadata, and/or user interfaces for managing data. In various embodiments, the metabase can be configured in different ways. For example, the metabase can be stored separately from the data objects so as to allow obtaining of information about the data objects without accessing the data objects or a data structure used by a file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy Alan Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Patent number: 8352261
    Abstract: A communication system includes at least one transmitting device and at least one receiving device, one or more network systems for connecting the transmitting device to the receiving device, and an automatic speech recognition (“ASR”) system, including an ASR engine. A user speaks an utterance into the transmitting device, and the recorded speech audio is sent to the ASR engine. The ASR engine returns intermediate transcription results to the transmitting device, which displays the intermediate transcription results in real-time to the user. The intermediate transcription results are also correlated by utterance fragment to final transcription results and displayed to the user. The user may use the information thus presented to make decisions as to whether to edit the final transcription results or to speak the utterance again, thereby repeating the process. The intermediate transcription results may also be used by the user to edit the final transcription results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canyon IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: James Richard Terrell, II, Marc White
  • Patent number: 8348910
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for cleansing wounds (5) in which irrigant fluid from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing (2) and wound exudate from the dressing are moved by a device (18) (which may be a single pump or two pumps) for moving fluid through a flow path (6, 7, 9, 10) which passes through the dressing with a means for providing simultaneous aspiration and irrigation of the wound, and means for supplying thermal energy to the fluid in the wound. The former provides a desired balance of fluid at a controlled nominal flow rate that removes materials deleterious to wound healing, while distributing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing over the wound bed. The latter maintains a temperature at the wound bed under the wound dressing at a level that promotes wound healing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Patrick Lewis Blott, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Julian Lee-Webb, Derek Nicolini, Clare Green, Robin Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 8350320
    Abstract: A memory array with staggered local data/bit lines extending generally in a first direction formed in an upper surface of a substrate and memory cell access transistors extending generally upward and aligned generally atop a corresponding local data/bit line. Selected columns of the memory cell access transistors are sacrificed to define local data/bit access transistors which are interconnected with overlying low resistance global data/bit lines. The global data/bit lines provide selectable low resistance paths between memory cells and sense amplifiers. The sacrificed memory cell access transistors and staggered local data/bit lines provide increased footprints for sense amplifiers to facilitate increased circuit integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard Forbes
  • Patent number: 8349642
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for treating a metal oxide layer deposited on a substrate. The method comprises the step of applying a substantially atmospheric plasma process at a relatively low temperature. Preferably, the temperature during the plasma process is lower than approximately 180° C. Further, the atmospheric plasma process can be applied in a plasma chamber comprising H2 gas and He gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Joop Van Deelen, Paulus Willibrordus George Poodt
  • Patent number: 8352444
    Abstract: Dynamic generation of target files is described. A user can select a template file. The template file includes: at least first and second changeable fields configured to be changed persistently, and a third changeable field. The second changeable field is configured to receive a security-related value. A third changeable field includes a first value configured to be changed temporarily to receive an encrypted version of the first value. The template file is parsed to generate a user interface, including: a first prompting label, corresponding to the first changeable field, requesting the user to enter the user content value, a second prompting label, corresponding to the second changeable field, requesting that the user enter audit data and/or access control data. An encrypted version of the first value corresponding to the third changeable field is generated. The first value is temporarily replaced with the encrypted value. The target file is then generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Hon-You Chang
  • Patent number: 8350418
    Abstract: A circuit for generating a reference voltage includes a first transistor configured to receive a reference system voltage, the first transistor configured as a current source, the first transistor configured to provide a current independent of the system voltage, a plurality of diode devices configured to receive the current provided by the first transistor, and a second transistor associated with the plurality of diode devices, the second transistor configured to compensate for process variations in the first transistor, such that the plurality of diode devices provides a reference voltage that is at least partially compensated for the process variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Andre G. Metzger, Anise M. Azizad, Aleksey Lyalin, Peter Phu Tran
  • Patent number: 8347813
    Abstract: A thin film deposition apparatus including a substrate mounting error detector, a chamber and a substrate support positioned in the chamber. The substrate support is configured to support a substrate. The substrate mounting error detector includes: a light source configured to provide a light beam to the substrate, such that the substrate reflects the light beam; a collimator configured to selectively pass at least a portion of the light beam reflected by the substrate; and an optical sensor configured to detect the at least a portion of the reflected light beam passed by the collimator. The detector is positioned and oriented to detect substrate position on a lowered support prior to raising the support into contact with an upper cover of a clamshell reactor arrangement. This configuration allows a thin film deposition process only if the substrate is correctly mounted on the substrate support. Thus, abnormal deposition due to a substrate mounting error is prevented in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ASM Genitech Korea Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Jong Kim, Dae Youn Kim
  • Patent number: 8350902
    Abstract: A system and method of providing composite real-time dynamic imagery of a medical procedure site from multiple modalities which continuously and immediately depicts the current state and condition of the medical procedure site synchronously with respect to each modality and without undue latency is disclosed. The composite real-time dynamic imagery may be provided by spatially registering multiple real-time dynamic video streams from the multiple modalities to each other. Spatially registering the multiple real-time dynamic video streams to each other may provide a continuous and immediate depiction of the medical procedure site with an unobstructed and detailed view of a region of interest at the medical procedure site at multiple depths. A user may thereby view a single, accurate, and current composite real-time dynamic imagery of a region of interest at the medical procedure site as the user performs a medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Inneroptic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharif A. Razzaque, Kurtis P. Keller, Andrei State, Caroline K. Green, Jeremy D. Ackerman
  • Patent number: 8348429
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, an optical coherence tomography instrument comprises an eyepiece for receiving at least one eye of a user is provided; a light source that outputs light that is directed through the eyepiece into the user's eye; an interferometer configured to produce optical interference using light reflected from the user's eye; an optical detector disposed so as to detect said optical interference; and electronics coupled to the detector. The electronics can be configured to perform a risk assessment analysis based on optical coherence tomography measurements obtained using the interferometer. An output device can be electrically coupled to the electronics, and may be configured to output the risk assessment to the user through the output device. The optical coherence tomography instrument can be self-administered, and the eyepiece can be a monocular system or a binocular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Doheny Eye Institute
    Inventors: Alexander C. Walsh, Paul G. Updike, Srinivas R. Sadda
  • Patent number: 8352220
    Abstract: Embodiments may include systems and methods to create and edit a representation of a worksite, to create various data objects, to classify such objects as various types of pre-defined “features” with attendant properties and layout constraints. As part of or in addition to classification, an embodiment may include systems and methods to create, associate, and edit intrinsic and extrinsic properties to these objects. A design engine may apply of design rules to the features described above to generate one or more solar collectors installation design alternatives, including generation of on-screen and/or paper representations of the physical layout or arrangement of the one or more design alternatives. Embodiments may also include definition of one or more design apertures, each of which may correspond to boundaries in which solar collector layouts should comply with distinct sets of user-defined design preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Wayne, Alexander Frumkin, Michael Zaydman, Scott Lehman, Jules Brenner
  • Patent number: D673809
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Stixtogo, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Burns
  • Patent number: D673958
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Incipio Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Andy Fathollahi
  • Patent number: D673997
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventor: Tobin A. Rohrbach