Patents Represented by Attorney Muirhead and Saturnelli, LLC
  • Patent number: 8352431
    Abstract: Providing a snapshot copy of data includes selectively collecting a plurality of data objects based on evaluation of a predicate associated with each of the data objects and performing a snapshot operation in connection with modifying at least one of the plurality of data objects. The snapshot operation may be performed prior to modifying the at least one of the plurality of data objects. The snapshot operation may be a copy on write operation. Providing a snapshot copy of data may also include providing a data structure that maintains a plurality of snapshot instances. The data structure may be a table. Each of the snapshot instances may include at least one of: an object set description, a timestamp indicating when the snapshot was initiated, a snapshot name and a handling policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Boris V. Protopopov, Arkady Kanevsky, Jurgen Leschner, Rossen Dimitrov
  • Patent number: 8351960
    Abstract: In a mobile telecommunications network including a micro base station, a method of controlling the micro base station includes: determining one or more registered users of the micro base station; determining a location of the one or more registered users; and causing the micro base station to transition between a first operational mode and a second operational mode depending upon the location of at least one of the one or more registered users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Vodafone Group PLC
    Inventor: David Lister
  • Patent number: 8346797
    Abstract: A search device and an information providing system are structured, to lessen a user's operation load, such that a crawling portion executes a crawling while sequentially changing an expansion header indicating a voice display capacity in an HTTP request into a voice display capacity of a typical model within each of model groups, and registers the obtained result in a search index in correspondence to the model name within the model group, a search service providing portion executes a search from the search index in correspondence to a search condition like a key word from a cellular phone terminal unit and the model name in the HTTP request, and a response portion generates a search result in correspondence to a template, and sends to a Web browser of the cellular phone terminal unit via an HTTP server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Vodafone Group PLC
    Inventors: Osamu Kurai, Kentaro Okada, Satoru Tanaka, Masaharu Ejiri, Minoru Kushida, Nobuyuki Imamura, Ayako Kanno, Akihito Kiuchi
  • Patent number: 8346163
    Abstract: A system for distributing radio frequency signals using a data cable system includes a method and components that receive a radio frequency (RF) signal, identify at least one unoccupied channel on the data cable system, convert the RF signal to the frequency associated with an unoccupied channel as a converted signal, insert the converted signal into the cable, extract the converted signal from the cable as an extracted signal, convert the extracted signal to a transmission frequency as a transmission signal, and transmit the transmission signal at the transmission frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Vodafone Group PLC
    Inventors: Allan Bartlett, Alan Law, Toby Proctor
  • Patent number: 8346159
    Abstract: Configuring a cellular telecommunications network base station repeater for use at a particular location includes performing data collection activity at the location to obtain an indication of the transmit frequency of a nearby base station of the cellular telecommunications network. The repeater is then set to amplify received signals at that frequency. By only amplifying this particular frequency, the repeater can provide cellular telecommunications coverage at a location (for example a basement) where coverage might not otherwise be available by amplifying only the relevant frequency. This is in contrast to amplifying indiscriminately a wide range of frequencies, which can interfere with other radio transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Vodafone Group PLC
    Inventors: Alan Law, Roger Beck, Toby Proctor
  • Patent number: 8346788
    Abstract: Described are techniques for mapping a first set of objects in a first data model to a second set of objects in a second data model. In response to receiving the first set of objects, a third set of objects are generated using the first set of objects. The third set of objects include association objects each of which represent an association between a first object in the second set and a second object in the second set. A command set of provided for generating the second set of objects by extracting information from objects included in any of the first set and the third set. A request for an object in the second set is received. In response to the request, commands of the command set are executed to generate the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Kim, Jingyan Zhao, Yong Wang, Lorenzo Bailey, Utkarsh Vipul, Muhamad Djunaedi, Xuan Tang
  • Patent number: 8338769
    Abstract: A fin retention and deployment mechanism includes a detent in each of a plurality of fins, a mechanism that engages the detent, and at least one spring clip that maintains each of the fins in a non-deployed position. The mechanism also includes a gas generator, a manifold, coupled to the gas generator and having a plurality of cylinders in fluid communication with gas from the gas generator, and a plurality of pistons disposed in the cylinders. A bottom of each of the pistons is coupled to each of the fins to provide deployment thereof when a corresponding top of each of the pistons is acted upon by gas from the gas generator. In response to the gas generator expelling gas, the pistons may move the fins to a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Sankovic
  • Patent number: 8335904
    Abstract: Measuring access rates of a computer memory include subdividing the memory into subsections, monitoring access rates for each of the subsections, in response to a subsection having a relatively high access rate, subdividing the subsection into multiple subsections that are separately monitored, and, in response to at least two adjacent subsections having a relatively low access rate, merging the at least two subsections into a single subsection. Monitoring access rates may include monitoring at least one of the following operational parameters: number of data accesses, number of cache accesses, number of cache misses, number of read accesses, number of write accesses, and ratio of read accesses to write accesses. Two or more operational parameters may be used and the operational parameters may be weighted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: John Kitchen, Amnon Naamad, Alexandr Veprinsky
  • Patent number: 8336089
    Abstract: An extensible servicing hosting platform is provided that supports the design, build and concurrent deployment of multiple web accessible services on a services hosting platform. The services hosting platform comprises a services hosting framework capable of hosting multiple service applications, each of which may be shared by multiple tenants that each customize their use of a particular application service by extending the application service to exploit run time platform services within a service execution pipeline. The services hosting framework may easily be leveraged by applications to decrease the time associated with developing, deploying and maintaining high quality services in a cost effective manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Zahid N. Ahmed, George L. Wrenn, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8335820
    Abstract: Described are techniques for preserving connections. First code is executed on a server. The server communicates with a client over one or more connections and the first code uses one or more control structures describing a state of the one or more connections. An operation is performed on the server. First processing is performed in response to the operation. The first processing includes loading second code for execution on the server. The second code replaces the first code and uses the one or more control structures previously used by the first code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Louis Krigovski, Brett Niver, Ramprasad Shetty
  • Patent number: 8335899
    Abstract: An active/active remote mirroring system, for example an active/active SRDF system, provides for remote mirroring between multiple storage volumes, e.g., a first storage device and a second storage device, in which the storage devices may both be active. A plurality of hosts may be coupled to either the first storage device, the second storage device, or both to conduct read and write operations from and to the storage devices, for example to nearest device. The hosts may be part of an application cluster. The first storage device and the second storage device may be connected via a link, such as an SRDF link, for providing remote mirroring capabilities between the storage volumes. In various embodiments the first and second storage devices may be separate devices, volumes, or portions thereof, and/or may be different portions of the same storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: David Meiri, Dan Arnon
  • Patent number: 8327758
    Abstract: An apparatus for strapping an article by means of a flat tape includes least one tape guide frame having a flat tape guide passage, and a tape drive for feeding the tape into the tape guide passage, wherein arranged at the tape guide frame is an opening device which opens a narrow side of the tape guide passage, and a method of strapping an article with such an apparatus. The opening device may include at least one cover element which is movably secured to the tape guide frame and which is movable from a closed position in which it covers the narrow side of the tape guide passage into an open position in which it opens the narrow side of the tape guide passage. In that way a fresh tape loop can be introduced into the tape guide passage before the welding operation is concluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Gerd Mosca AG
    Inventors: Timo Mosca, Lorenz Helmrich, Peter Lüdtke
  • Patent number: 8331009
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for mixing colors in a display unit with pixels that are arranged like a raster. According to said method, each pixel is provided with at least three color mirrors which are disposed behind or next to each other and are formed by transparent receptacles whose interiors are connected to reservoirs via ducts, while a colored liquid, e.g. a red liquid, as well as a fully transparent medium that is immiscible with colored liquid can be moved into the color mirrors and the reservoirs thereof, the fully transparent medium having the effect of making the color of the background in the color mirror appear white, for example. According to the invention, color is mixed by alternately moving the colored liquid and the fully transparent medium into the color mirrors in a rapid sequence, the time fraction during which the colored liquid or the fully transparent medium is located in the color mirror being controllable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: ASPRE AG
    Inventor: Friedrich-Josef Sacher
  • Patent number: 8332333
    Abstract: Described are techniques for ranking a data set of objects. A graph representing the data set is provided. Examples of ranking preferences are provided for a portion of objects in the data set. Each of the examples indicates a ranking of a first object of the portion with respect to a second object of the portion. In accordance with the examples, a function, f, is determined that ranks the objects of the data set. A ranking of the objects of the data set is determined using the function f.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Shivani Agarwal
  • Patent number: 8327149
    Abstract: Indicating data currentness includes, on any date of a sequence of dates, issuing a proof indicating the currentness status of the data during a particular time interval. The proof may be a digital signature. The time interval may be in the form of a current date and an amount of time. The proof may include a digital signature of the time interval. The proof may include a digital signature of the time interval and the data. The proof may include a digital signature of the time interval and a compact form of the data, such as a hash. Indicating data currentness may also include distributing the proofs to a plurality of unsecure units that respond to requests by users for the proofs. Indicating data currentness may also include gathering a plurality of separate pieces of data and providing a single proof for the separate pieces of data. The data may be electronic documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: CoreStreet, Ltd.
    Inventors: Silvio Micali, Phil Libin, Brandon Volbright
  • Patent number: 8326794
    Abstract: Described are techniques for providing support in connection with a data storage system. An active element manager component is used to perform, a data storage system management operation. The active element manager component collects context information. The context information is transmitted from the data storage system to an external environment. User relevant information is received at the active element manager component from the external environment. The external environment determines the user relevant information in accordance with the context information and support information and services provided by the external environment. The user relevant information includes information about one or more types of support. The user relevant information is displayed via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas A. Wood, Mark A. Parenti, George J. Grosner, Jr., Stephen J. Todd
  • Patent number: 8327324
    Abstract: Logging messages includes providing a logging subsystem that performs logging tasks, providing a log message database that contains log messages that are accessed according to a token value and providing calls to the logging subsystem, where a preprocessor modifies source code to replaces in-line text string parameters with tokens corresponding to the text string parameters. The in-line text string parameters may be log messages. The log message database may be coupled to the logging subsystem and the logging subsystem may access the log messages using the tokens. The preprocessor may determine if an in-line text message already exists in the log message database and, if not, may create a new entry for the in-line text message in the log message database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Changbin Gong, Rulian W. Fiske, Fernando Oliveira, Yu Teng, Rui Tang
  • Patent number: 8325657
    Abstract: Controlling interference in a telecommunications network, in which data are transmitted between mobile devices and base stations in resource blocks, includes, for each of the base stations: allocating resource blocks to one of multiple resource groups, the corresponding resource blocks of each base station being in the same resource group; allocating resource groups to one of multiple transmission power values, the corresponding resource groups of each base station having different transmission power values; and allocating respective ones of the mobile devices to one of the resource groups depending upon a UE characteristic. Interference at a resource block of a resource group of a base station caused by a neighboring base station is detected. In response thereto, an indication of the resource group subject to interference is sent to the neighboring base station and then the transmission power value of said resource group of the neighboring base station is selectively reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Vodaone Intellectual Property Licensing Limited
    Inventors: David Fox, Prakash Bhat
  • Patent number: 8323575
    Abstract: A method includes compressing chemical-analysis data points with no loss of information, generating, from the stored data points, nested data arrays, storing the nested data arrays in a video memory, rendering an image from the nested data arrays, and displaying the rendered image. A chemical-analysis instrument includes a chromatography module, a mass-spectrometry module that receives an eluent from the chromatography module, a computer unit that receives data points from the chromatography and mass-spectrometry modules, and a monitor for displaying rendered images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Jose Luis deCorral
  • Patent number: D673498
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: WAHL GmbH
    Inventor: Carine Collé