Patents Represented by Attorney Lewis and Roca LLP
  • Patent number: 8311896
    Abstract: A system and method for aggregating demand is provided. At least one seller may sponsor a deal room to aggregate selling goods/services from a plurality of buyers. The demand aggregation system can include a dashboard for allowing the at least one seller to set up DealRooms, price curves, offers, products, customers, and/or customer groups, for example. The dashboard can include a plurality of wizards for configuring such information. The demand aggregation system can also include seller displays for notifying buyers of changes in prices relative to ship dates and times of order. The demand aggregation system can also include a predictive modeling and reporting function. An algorithm is employed to utilize product information to post a probability chart on a product price point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: eWinWin, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory J. Mesaros
  • Patent number: 8306870
    Abstract: A system and method that facilitates e-commerce volume pricing is provided. According to one aspect of the present invention, the system includes an offers and orders component that receives and aggregates orders for a product from a plurality of buyers. The system also includes a logistics component that determines a shipping price for the product for a subset of the plurality of buyers. The shipping price is determined at least in part upon the subset of buyers sharing a shipping method. According to another aspect of the present invention, a method is provided in which buyers within an aggregated purchasing group may be subject to different pricing structures for the same product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: eWinWin, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory J. Mesaros
  • Patent number: 8301769
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for controlling requests for resources from remote computers. A remote computer's ability to access a resource is determined based upon the computer's operating environment. The computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource will interrogate the remote computer to ascertain its operating environment. The computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource may, for example, download one or more interrogator agents onto the remote computer to determine its operating environment. Based upon the interrogation results, the computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource will control the remote computer's access to the requested resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Aventail LLC
    Inventors: Chris Hopen, Gary Tomlinson, Parvez Anandam, Brian Young, Alan Flagg
  • Patent number: 8296382
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for routing a message through a plurality of test methods. The method includes: receiving a message; applying a first test method to the message; updating a state of the message based on the first test method; and determining a second test method to be applied to the message based on the state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: SonicWALL, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian K. Wilson, David A. Koblas, Scott D. Eikenberry, Paul R. Wieneke, Damon K. Uyeda, Tim Nufire, Jonathan J. Oliver
  • Patent number: 8290824
    Abstract: A system and method that facilitates e-commerce volume pricing is provided. According to one aspect of the present invention, the system includes an offers and orders component that receives and aggregates orders for a product from a plurality of buyers. The system also includes a logistics component that determines a shipping price for the product for a subset of the plurality of buyers. The shipping price is determined at least in part upon the subset of buyers sharing a shipping method. According to another aspect of the present invention, a method is provided in which buyers within an aggregated purchasing group may be subject to different pricing structures for the same product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: eWinWin, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory J. Mesaros
  • Patent number: 8289047
    Abstract: An architecture of hierarchical interconnect scheme for field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Actel Corporation
    Inventor: Benjamin S. Ting
  • Patent number: 8285600
    Abstract: A system and method for aggregating demand is provided. At least one seller may sponsor a deal room to aggregate selling goods/services from a plurality of buyers. The demand aggregation system can include a dashboard for allowing the at least one seller to set up DealRooms, price curves, offers, products, customers, and/or customer groups, for example. The dashboard can include a plurality of wizards for configuring such information. The demand aggregation system can also include seller displays for notifying buyers of changes in prices relative to ship dates and times of order. The demand aggregation system can also include a predictive modeling and reporting function. An algorithm is employed to utilize product information to post a probability chart on a product price point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: eWinWin, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory J. Mesaros
  • Patent number: 8285804
    Abstract: Handling a message comprises: classifying an incoming message for a recipient, storing the classified message and providing a notification to the recipient, wherein the notification includes summary information about the classified message and an interface that allows the recipient to operate on the classified message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: SonicWALL, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian K. Wilson, Kwok H. Ng, Damon K. Uyeda, Scott D. Eikenberry, David A. Koblas
  • Patent number: 8285598
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided to facilitate buying and selling products utilizing social pricing. Sellers initiate sale of a product with volume discounts for a limited time. In other words, the more people that buy a product, the lower the price for the group. Buyers have a real incentive to become prosumers that not only purchase a product but also promote purchase by others. A social pricing system brokers interaction between sellers and buyer groups, and provisions mechanisms to aid promotion of products by consumers utilizing social networks and other online activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: eWinWin, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory J. Mesaros
  • Patent number: 8281348
    Abstract: A personalized media service provides, e.g., user customization of radio channel selections, immediate availability of multiple pre-programmed and/or customized channels, the ability to intersperse different types of content including periodically refreshed information content, availability of personal radio functions on devices such as car audio systems, PDAs, smartphones, MP3 players, etc. Available channels include, e.g., pre-programmed channels selected for the user based on an interest profile, user-owned content, user-specified recorded content, etc. An audio user interface facilitates user selection of programming and user purchase of currently played audio material. An overall radio experience is thus provided that combines the customization and flexibility of digital media with the immediacy and ubiquity of radio. Video materials may also be accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Tom Carhart, Murgesh Navar, Sergiy Bilobrov, Andrey Yruski
  • Patent number: 8276202
    Abstract: Some embodiments of cloud-based gateway security scanning have been presented. In one embodiment, some data packets are received sequentially at a gateway device. The data packets constitute at least a part of a file being addressed to a client machine coupled to the gateway device. The gateway device forwards an identification of the file to a remote datacenter in parallel with forwarding the data packets to the client machine. The datacenter performs signature matching on the identification and returns a result of the signature matching to the gateway device. The gateway device determining whether to block the file from the client machine based on the result of the signature matching from the datacenter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventors: Aleksandr Dubrovsky, Senthilkumar G. Cheetancheri, Boris Yanovsky
  • Patent number: 8272964
    Abstract: Systems and methods for defining and tracking advertising campaigns across a channel video game network are disclosed. The system allows advertisements to be dynamically activated in video games. Advertisements are tracked to determine user impressions and user exposure to the advertisement. In the system, an impression area is defined relative an advertisements in the game. Methods for redefining the impression area or for accounting for the existence of obstructions that distort the view of the advertisement are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Glen van Datta, Gary Zalewski
  • Patent number: 8275714
    Abstract: A method for performing a digital monetary transaction between a payer and payee comprising the steps of receiving a digital-cash value requested to be withdrawn from an account of a payer; generating a digital-cash code that is associated with the requested digital-cash value and communicating the digital-cash code to the payer; receiving the digital-cash value and the digital-cash code from a payee requesting to deposit the amount specified by the digital-cash value; comparing the received digital-cash value and the digital-cash code to confirm an association; and transferring funds of the amount specified by the digital-cash value to the payee. A system including a central digital-cash system and a network interface preferably can preferably operate the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Rafael A. Eugenio
  • Patent number: 8271603
    Abstract: A system and method for diminishing false positive classifications of unsolicited electronic-mail is disclosed. An electronic-mail message is received whereby a set of message classifiers are applied the message. One or more signatures indicative of unsolicited electronic-mail based on at least the application of the aforementioned classifiers is generated. The one or more signatures are applied to subsequently incoming electronic-mail messages whereby unsolicited electronic-mail may be more accurately identified and false positive identification of normal electronic-mail messages are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: SonicWALL, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian K. Wilson, David A. Koblas, Arno A. Penzias
  • Patent number: 8269203
    Abstract: A resistive random access memory device formed on a semiconductor substrate comprises an interlayer dielectric having a via formed therethrough. A chemical-mechanical-polishing stop layer is formed over the interlayer dielectric. A barrier metal liner lines walls of the via. A conductive plug is formed in the via. A first barrier metal layer is formed over the chemical-mechanical-polishing stop layer and in electrical contact with the conductive plug. A dielectric layer is formed over the first barrier metal layer. An ion source layer is formed over the dielectric layer. A dielectric barrier layer is formed over the ion source layer, and includes a via formed therethrough communicating with the ion source layer. A second barrier metal layer is formed over the dielectric barrier layer and in electrical contact with the ion source layer. A metal interconnect layer is formed over the barrier metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Actel Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Greene, Frank W. Hawley, John McCollum
  • Patent number: 8271332
    Abstract: A system and method facilitating the management of current and prospective customers and customer information is provided. The invention includes an aggregation system adapted to provide management and generation of current and prospective customers. The invention further provides management of current and prospective customer information. Additionally, the aggregation system provides for generating advertisements based at least in part upon market information. Finally, the present invention also includes a printstream aggregation method facilitating the printing of print orders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: eWinWin, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory J. Mesaros
  • Patent number: 8272036
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authentication using paired dynamic secrets in secured wireless networks are provided. Each authenticated user is assigned a random secret generated so as to be unique to the user. The secret is associated with a wireless interface belonging to the user, so that no other wireless interface may use the same secret to access the network. The secret may be updated either periodically or at the request of a network administrator, and reauthentication of the wireless network may be required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyan-Shu Jou, Ming Sheu, Bo-Chieh Yang, Tian-Yuan Lin, Ted Tsei Kuo
  • Patent number: 8267628
    Abstract: A threaded anchor for concrete metal deck floors includes a hollow plastic sleeve having an internally threaded top portion, a flared top end forming several outwardly-extending fingers, and a bottom end. A threaded bolt has a head end and a shaft with external threads mating with the threads of the hollow plastic sleeve. The shaft of the bolt includes internal threads having at least two different diameters. A nut is threaded to mate with the external threads on the bolt. In use, the assembled insert is punched in place through a hole formed in a metal deck layer. The fingers of the plastic sleeve collapse as the assembly is passed through the hole and expand below the deck. The nut is then tightened against the top of the deck to hold the insert in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: MW Engineering
    Inventors: William T. Noce, Soi Q. Hoang
  • Patent number: D668295
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Laerdal Medical AS
    Inventor: Jens Petter Ianke
  • Patent number: D669130
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Laerdal Medical AS
    Inventor: Jens Petter Ianke