Patents Represented by Attorney Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP
  • Patent number: 8350728
    Abstract: A keypad includes a plurality of keys, and a processor that is coupled to control use of the keypad, including to enable use of the keypad in each of a letter entry mode or an alternative entry mode. The plurality of keys include a subset of keys, each key in the subset being (i) enlarged as compared to other keys of the keypad that are not part of the subset, (ii) assigned m letter values for when the keypad is operated in the letter entry mode, and (iii) assigned n numeric values, where 1?n<m, for when the keypad is operated in the alternative entry mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Liu, Manjirnath Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 8348922
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a device, system and method for the transdermal iontophoretic delivery of therapeutic agents. One embodiment provides a method comprising applying first and second patches to the skin. The first patch comprises a delivery electrode, a therapeutic agent and two lateral electrodes. The second patch comprises at least a delivery electrode. A first current is delivered to the skin and create a first driving force to transport the agent into the skin. A second current is delivered to the skin and creates a second driving force to oscillate the agent in a direction substantially parallel to the skin. The agent is transported across the skin using the first driving force to propel the agent into the skin, and the second driving force to oscillate the agent substantially parallel to the skin surface so that it is sieved through pathways of least diffusional resistance in the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: InCube Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Mir Imran
  • Patent number: 8345982
    Abstract: Embodiments enable searching of portions of objects in images, including programmatically analyzing each image in a collection in order to determine image data that, for individual images in the collection, represents one or more visual characteristics of a portion of an object shown in that image. A user is enabled to specify one or more search criteria that includes image data, and a search result may be determined based on one or more images in the collection that show a corresponding object that has a portion that satisfies a threshold. The threshold is defined at least in part by the one or more search criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Baris Sumengen, Diem Vu, Navneet Dalal, Danny Yang, Xiaofan Lin, Azhar Khan, Munjal Shah, Dragomir Anguelov, Lorenzo Torresani, Vincent Vanhoucke
  • Patent number: 8344239
    Abstract: A mounting system is provided for solar modules with a compressable retention structure for solar modules. The retention structure may interleave a upper and lower rail that provides a shelf or other support structure in order to hold a solar module or panel in an operative position. The upper and lower rails may be compressed towards one another in order to cause the support structure to retain the solar modules or panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: PVT Solar, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Reed Plaisted
  • Patent number: 8344745
    Abstract: The fabrication of the wafer may be analyzed starting from when the wafer is in a partially fabricated state. The value of a specified performance parameter may be determined at a plurality of test structures located on an active area of a die of the wafer. The specified performance parameter is known to be indicative of a particular fabrication process in the fabrication. Evaluation information may then be obtained based on a variance of the value of the performance parameter at the plurality of locations. This may be done without affecting a usability of a chip that is created from the die. The evaluation information may be used to evaluate how one or more processes that include the particular fabrication process that was indicated by the performance parameter value was performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: tau-Metrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Majid Aghababazadeh, Jose J. Estabil, Nader Pakdaman, Gary L. Steinbrueck, James S. Vickers
  • Patent number: 8341450
    Abstract: A system that adjusts the timing of write operations at a memory controller is described. This system operates by observing timing drift for read data at the memory controller, and then adjusting the timing of write operations at the memory controller based on the observed timing drift for the read data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Kun-Yung Chang, Fariborz Assaderaghi, Hae-Chang Lee
  • Patent number: 8337488
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus, systems and methods for delivering drugs using an implantable diaphragm based drug pump which can deliver precisely controlled doses of drug to selected target tissue sites in the brain, digestive system, blood stream heart or other selected site. Various embodiments of the pump include multi-chamber bellows or other diaphragm based pumps which can rapidly deliver drug to the selected target tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: InCube Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Mir Imran
  • Patent number: 8339878
    Abstract: A memory controller having a time-staggered request signal output. A first timing signal is generated while a second timing signal is generated having a first phase difference relative to the first timing signal. An address value is transmitted in response to the first timing signal and a control value is transmitted in response to the second timing signal, the address value and control value constituting portions of a first memory access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Ian P. Shaeffer, Bret Stott, Benedict C. Lau
  • Patent number: 8335180
    Abstract: Starting up and synchronizing multiple access points in a wireline communications circuit using transceivers compatible with a wireless communications protocol with an adaptive Time Division Multiple Access scheme for a multi-channel medium with colocated transceivers. Synchronization readiness is asserted and the access points wait for a synchronization start signal's assertion. Methods of operating an access point, its implementation as a chip are further disclosed. An access point assembly including the access points and a synchronization circuit are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Purushotham Kamath, James S. Cho, Prem Kumar, Matthew Smith, Haixiang Liang
  • Patent number: 8334805
    Abstract: A satellite navigation receiver having a digital front end. The satellite navigation receiver includes an analog section for receiving, amplifying, and filtering a satellite navigation signal. The digital front end is coupled to the analog section and is used to perform digital signal processing on the satellite navigation signal before it is passed on to the acquisition and tracking engines. By off-loading some of the functionality from the analog section to the digital front end, the analog section may be made smaller and cheaper and may consume less power. Moreover, additional functionalities can be added to the digital front end to improve performance. Since the digital front end is comprised of digital circuitry, it scales down in size, cost, and power with advances in semiconductor fabrication techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Qinfang Sun
  • Patent number: 8332680
    Abstract: A memory system permits synchronized transmission of data with multiple memory modules in a dynamically expandable bus system such as with a point-to-point memory bus using strobed data transmission. Memory modules of the system are selectively configured to switch transmission modes to either transmit data to a memory controller or a timing reference signal to another memory module from a common terminal coupled to a common path of the bus which may depend on the number of memory modules configured in the system. The system permits all memory modules to operate with a strobed based memory controller even when some memory modules of the system do not share a strobe signal path with the memory controller of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventor: Scott C. Best
  • Patent number: 8332037
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide lid structures for medical implant (MI) housing. In one embodiment, the invention provides a lid structure for a MI housing comprising a substrate comprising a dielectric material, a conductive portion fabricated on a substrate surface or interior, a frame at least partially surrounding the substrate perimeter, a plurality of vias projecting at least partially through the substrate, a plurality of conductive pins with at least one pin projecting through a via. The frame is hermetically joined to the substrate and can be hermetically joined to the housing. The conductive portion allows electrical components, including capacitors, inductors, resistor and antennas to be fabricated on or coupled to the substrate surface or interior. The antenna comprises a conductive trace positioned on a substrate top surface and is configured to send and receive signals between an implant within a patient's body and a communication device external to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: InCube Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Mir Imran
  • Patent number: 8326879
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for using the contents of voice files as a basis for enabling search and other selection operations for data items that are associated with those voice files. Voice files may be received having associations with other data items, such as images or records. A corresponding text file is generated for each of the one or more voice files using programmatic means, such as a speech-to-text application. Each text file is provided an association with a data item based on the association of the voice file that served as the basis of its creation. Each text file is then made available for the performance of search and selection operations that result in the identification of associated data items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Orb Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Luc Julia, Alexandre Guion, Johan Le Nerriec, Rafael Cortina, Stephen Marth
  • Patent number: 8320707
    Abstract: An index is provided that holds information about each image content item in a collection of items, For each image content item, a first information item identifying the image content item and its location on a network, and at least one of (i) a second information item identifying a signature value of an object in the image content, or (ii) identification of a recognized object in the image content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Munjal Shah, Azhar Khan
  • Patent number: 8320411
    Abstract: Fast retraining of communication parameters for a transceiver in a communication network. In one aspect, it is determined that the transceiver has lost the communication link for data communication, and the transceiver receives a signal providing a fast retraining sequence that updates transceiver parameters in order to reacquire the link for the data communication. The fast retraining sequence is performed in a reduced time relative to a full training sequence used for initializing the parameters for data communication by the transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Aquantia Corporation
    Inventors: Hossein Sedarat, Paul Langner, Ramin Shirani, Ramin Farjadrad
  • Patent number: 8315442
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for a system for creating a data collection of recognized images. The system includes an image analysis module that is configured to programmatically analyze individual images in a collection of images in order to determine information about each image in the collection. The system may also include a manual interface that is configured to (i) interface with one or more human editors, and (ii) displays a plurality of panels concurrently. Individual panels may be provided for one or more analyzed images, and individual panels may be configured to display information that is at least indicative of the one or more images of that panel and/or of the information determined from the one or more images. Additionally, the manual interface enables the one or more human editors to view the plurality of panels concurrently and to interact with each of the plurality of panels in order to correct or remove any information that is incorrectly determined from the image of that panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Baris Sumengen, Diem Vu, Navneet Dalal, Danny Yang, Xiaofan Lin, Azhar Khan, Munjal Shah, Dragomir Anguelov, Lorenzo Torresani, Vincent Vanhoucke
  • Patent number: 8311761
    Abstract: A method of operation in a memory controller is disclosed. The method includes receiving a strobe signal having a first phase relationship with respect to first data propagating on a first data line, and a second phase relationship with respect to second data propagating on a second data line. A first sample signal is generated based on the first phase relationship and a second sample signal is generated based on the second phase relationship. The first data signal is received using a first receiver clocked by the first sample signal. The second data signal is received using a second receiver clocked by the second sample signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventor: Scott C. Best
  • Patent number: 8310064
    Abstract: Semiconductor devices are provided that employ voltage switchable materials for over-voltage protection. In various implementations, the voltage switchable materials are substituted for conventional die attach adhesives, underfill layers, and encapsulants. While the voltage switchable material normally functions as a dielectric material, during an over-voltage event the voltage switchable material becomes electrically conductive and can conduct electricity to ground. Accordingly, the voltage switchable material is in contact with a path to ground such as a grounded trace on a substrate, or a grounded solder ball in a flip-chip package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Shocking Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Lex Kosowsky
  • Patent number: 8311289
    Abstract: A similarity search may be performed on the image of a person, using visual characteristics and information that is known about the person. The search identifies images of other persons that are similar in appearance to the person in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Vanhoucke, Salih Burak Gokturk, Dragomir Anguelov, Kuang-chih Lee, Munjal Shah, Ashwin Tengli
  • Patent number: 8310872
    Abstract: A NAND flash memory device having a bit line and a plurality of storage cells coupled thereto. Programming circuitry is coupled to the plurality of storage cells concurrently to program two or more of the storage cells in different NAND strings associated with the same bit line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Koya, Gary B. Bronner, Frederick A. Ware