Patents Represented by Attorney Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao LLP
  • Patent number: 8352439
    Abstract: A method for processing a write instruction for writing data to a database stored on a logical device includes obtaining first and second addresses that specify the location of the data in respective first and second address spaces. A third address corresponding to an expected location of the data record in the first address space is then calculated. On the basis of a comparison between the first address and the third address, a determination is made as to whether to execute the write instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Terry Seto Lee, Arieh Don, Xiali He, Philip E. Tamer, Alexandr Veprinsky
  • Patent number: 8350594
    Abstract: Enabling scheduling of single cycle as well as scheduling multi-cycle rules in a synchronous digital system whose behavior is governed by an asynchronous system specification (e.g., a TRS) provides a way to allow complex actions at state transitions of the asynchronous system without requiring that the complex actions be synthesized in logic that must be performed in a single clock cycle. For example, a relatively infrequent action may include a critical timing path that determines the maximum clock frequency of the system. By allowing that infrequent action to take multiple clock cycles, even if that action takes more absolute time, other actions may take less absolute time by virtue of being able to operate the synchronous system at a higher clock rate. The overall system may then operate more quickly (e.g., as measured by the average number of rules applied per unit of absolute time).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Michal Karczmarek, Arvind Mithal, Muralidaran Vijayaraghavan
  • Patent number: 8349113
    Abstract: A method sticks onto a curved surface of a substrate a functional film (4) that has a substantially planar initial shape. To this end, the film (4) is retained on a deformable membrane (1) by connecting means (2) that allow portions of said film to slip relative to the membrane when said membrane is deformed. This reduces stresses that are created in the film by the deformation. The method is adapted for applying a functional film to an ophthalmic lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Essilor International (compagnie Generale d'optique), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique—CNRS
    Inventors: Christian Bovet, Jean-Paul Cano, Paul Lefillastre, Antoine Marty
  • Patent number: 8353056
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for detecting program plagiarism through memory access log analysis is provided. A data extractor extracts an access log of an original program and an access log of a target program to be compared with the original program from a memory accessed by the programs. A common string detector enumerates values, which are obtained from the access logs extracted from the original program and the target program, into strings and detects a common string that commonly exists in the strings. A discontinuity calculator calculates a discontinuity value that indicates a distance between the strings by using an array of the detected common strings. A plagiarism determining unit determines that the target program is plagiarized if the calculated discontinuity value is less than a predetermined reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Chung-Ang University Industry-Academy Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Sang Yong Han, Sung Yun Park
  • Patent number: 8348717
    Abstract: A polishing wheel (10) arranged to polish an article. The polishing wheel comprises a hub (12) provided with an axial cavity (18) coaxial with an axis (26). The polishing wheel further comprises a substrate layer (14) being made of an elastomer material affixed to the hub (12) and coaxial with the axis (26). The substrate layer (14) has an outer surface (20) having a substantially symmetrical shape with respect to the axis (26). The polishing wheel (10) further comprises a continuous cover layer (16) affixed to the outer surface (20) and coaxial with the axis (26). The continuous cover layer (16) is made of an elastomer material covering substantially entirely the outer surface (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Essilor International (compagnie Generale d'optique)
    Inventors: Marc Silva, James Daniel Riall, Jean-Marc Padiou, Loïc Quere
  • Patent number: 8348423
    Abstract: Disc designed to be attached to a concave curved surface of an optical component to modify an optical power of said component, the disc comprising a Fresnel lens made up of a series of Fresnel regions of spherical general shape, in which the changes of height between successive Fresnel regions are located on a concave face of the disc, and in which said Fresnel regions are made out in a special distribution. A disc of this kind maintains the dioptric quality without introducing distortions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Essilor International (compagnie Generale d'optique)
    Inventors: Bruno Fermigier, Matthieu Koscher
  • Patent number: 8346891
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for discovering entities in a first portion of a data center network, examining information associated with the discovered entities to determine relationships that exist between pairs of entities in the first portion of the data center network, and generating a specification of the relationships that exist between pairs of entities in the first portion of the data center network based on results of the examining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kubisys Inc.
    Inventors: Tigran Safari, Soubir Acharya, Shinichi Urano
  • Patent number: 8344334
    Abstract: A method for the detection or determination of a target comprising a plurality of target compounds, or derivatised target compounds, said method comprising: immobilizing said target on a carrier, directing radiation at said target, said radiation being selected to cause said target to emit a relevant radiation, detecting said relevant radiation emitted by said target, and analyzing said detected radiation to identify and/or quantify the plurality of target compounds in said target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Toximet Limited
    Inventors: Raymond Douglas Coker, John Tetteh, Michael Paul Andreou
  • Patent number: 8346068
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate rotating and oscillating apparatus for a rapid thermal process (RTP), that oscillates an oscillation plate using an oscillation motor moved by an elevating unit. Rotational shafts of the oscillation motor comprise lower and upper center rotational shafts mounted on a central axis of the motor, and an eccentric shaft mounted between the lower and the upper center rotational shafts as deviated from the central axis. An oscillation cam is mounted to the eccentric cam. The oscillation plate has an oscillation hole for inserting the oscillation cam therein. A bearing is mounted between the oscillation cam and the eccentric shaft such that the oscillation cam rotates independently from the eccentric shaft. The oscillation plate supports the whole multipole-magnetized magnetic motor or maglev motor. Accordingly, the substrate can be uniformly heated by both rotating and all-directionally oscillating the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Asia Pacific Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Jang Woo Shim, Sang Seok Lee, Woon Ki Cho, Jun Her
  • Patent number: 8347409
    Abstract: A method includes generating, using a sensor, a data signal. The data signal includes a first component based on a motion in a first direction of an actuator configured to provide motion between a sample and a probe in the first direction, the first direction substantially in the plane of the sample; and a second component based on at least one of topographic variations of the sample in a second direction, and a materials property of the sample. The method further includes generating, using a processor, a compensatory signal based on the first component of the data signal generated by the sensor; and providing the compensatory signal to the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Daniel James Burns, Georg Ernest Fantner, Kamal Youcef-Toumi
  • Patent number: 8346569
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically generating a customized profile for a company for a selected profile type, the customized profile including a set of attribute types, each of the attribute types having a customized attribute range. The system comprises a receipt module for receiving a predefined profile having predefined attribute types corresponding to the set of attribute types. Each of the predefined attribute types has a predefined attribute range representing a range of attribute values for the selected profile type, and for receiving personal assessments of individuals related to the company. Each of the personal assessments has questions related to attributes. Each of the questions has a value assigned by the respective related individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Clearfit Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Schneiderman, Ben Baldwin
  • Patent number: 8344924
    Abstract: An approach to converting an analog value based on a partition of an input range produces probabilities that the input is found within each of the regions based, for example, on a noisy version of the input. In some examples, iterative and/or pipelined application of comparison circuitry is used to accumulate a set of analog representations of the output probabilities. The circuitry can be adapted or configured according to the characteristics of the degradation (e.g., according to the variance of an additive noise) and/or prior information about the distribution of the clean input (e.g., a distribution over a discrete set of exemplar values, uniformly distributed etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigoda, Jeffrey Bernstein, Alexander Alexeyev, William Bradley, Theophane Weber
  • Patent number: 8346031
    Abstract: A micro-resonator sensor uses an evanescent wave of a total reflection mirror. The sensor includes an input waveguide for guiding inspection light incidented on one end section to the other section. A total reflection mirror is disposed at the other section of the input waveguide such that an incident angle made with the input waveguide is larger than a total reflection threshold angle at which the inspection light is totally reflected, and includes a receptor provided on the other side from the side on which the inspection light is incidented and combined with a measurement-subject material. An output waveguide is disposed at a certain output angle relative to the total reflection mirror for outputting a reflection light whose intensity changes according to the measurement-subject material due to an interaction between the evanescent wave generated by the inspection light incidented to the total reflection mirror and the measurement-subject material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Chung-Ang University Industry-Academy Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Young-Wan Choi, Doo Gun Kim
  • Patent number: 8339807
    Abstract: A portable terminal has a first enclosure of a housing having a first interior to contain a plurality of electronic components and a ground. The terminal has a second enclosure of the housing for coupling to the first enclosure, the second enclosure having a second interior to contain an antenna and for facilitating at least one of receiving or transmitting of electromagnetic (EM) signals between the antenna and an environment external to the second enclosure. The terminal has an EM shield positioned at an interface between the first interior and the second interior, the EM shield including electrically conductive material to absorb EM radiation generated by the plurality of electronic components. Also included is an electrically conductive coupling to couple the EM shield to the ground of the first enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Psion Teklogix Inc.
    Inventors: Laurian Petru Chirila, Iain Campbell Roy
  • Patent number: 8337637
    Abstract: A method for ordering a disordered alloy includes: simultaneously ion bombarding and annealing a disordered alloy to transform the disordered alloy from a disordered crystalline state to an ordered crystalline state. A method for making a perpendicular magnetic recording medium which includes an ordered alloy layer is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Fu-Te Yuan, An-Cheng Sun, Jen-Hwa Hsu, Ching-Ray Chang
  • Patent number: 8339212
    Abstract: A filtering device is capable of suppressing common mode noises upon transmission of a differential signal, and includes a differential transmission line, a grounding layer, a dielectric unit and a conductive structure. The differential transmission line has a pair of conductive traces spaced apart from each other. The grounding layer is spaced apart from the differential transmission line. The dielectric unit is disposed between the differential transmission line and the grounding layer. The conductive structure is embedded in the dielectric unit, is coupled electrically to the conductive traces and the grounding layer, and cooperates with the differential transmission line, the grounding layer and the dielectric unit to form a stacked structure that has an effective negative permittivity, thereby suppressing the common mode noises coupled to the conductive traces. A differential signal transmission circuit is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Tzong-Lin Wu, Chung-Hao Tsai
  • Patent number: 8339128
    Abstract: This method for detecting a magnetic disturber method comprises: the measurement (52) of the magnetic field emitted by the emitter by at least two triaxial sensors placed at different known positions, for each sensor, the determining, (54) from the magnetic field measured by this sensor, of the coordinates of a direction vector collinear with an axis passing through the geometrical center of the emitter and the geometrical center of this sensor, the geometrical center of the emitter being the point at which there is located a magnetic field point source which models this emitter and the sensor being capable of being modeled by a point transducer situated at a point where the magnetic field is measured and constituting the geometrical center of this sensor, verification (56;70) that the smallest distance between the axes, each collinear each with one of the direction vectors, is smaller than a predetermined limit, and if this is not the case, the reporting (64) of the presence of a magnetic disturber and, i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
    Inventors: Malvina Billeres, Roland Blanpain
  • Patent number: 8337633
    Abstract: A hand-washing system for washing fingernail beds and cuticular regions of human fingers and thumbs (collectively “digits”). The hand-washing system includes a work enclosure for containing ones of the digits and a high-velocity, high-flow water spray during a washing operation. The work enclosure defines an interior space, part of which defines an energy-dissipation region that, during use, provides a water reservoir for dissipating energy in the high-velocity, high flow water spray. The work enclosure includes a high-energy spray nozzle and a digit portal sized to receive the four fingers of one hand simultaneously in closed-fingered, upwardly-curled configuration. A mixing valve may be provided to allow a user to adjust the temperature of the water during washing. A quick-disconnect fluid-coupling assembly may also be provided and be used to quickly select between work enclosures of differing size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Clean Hands, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Stine
  • Patent number: 8338158
    Abstract: Cis-aconitate decarboxylase mutants having one or more mutations in a C-terminal region as compared with a wild-type cis-aconitate decarboxylase of Aspergillus terreus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hsin-Ju Hsieh, Pei-Ching Chang, Kelly Teng
  • Patent number: 8333471
    Abstract: A series of progressive ophthalmic lenses is proposed, which is indexed by optical power addition values of eyeglasses of spectacles to be made from these lenses. Each lens of the series determines a further gap between a value of the optical power for the near vision direction and a maximum value of the optical power which is obtained for a direction of gaze pointing below said near vision direction. The lenses of the series are adapted for postures of wearers that may vary as a function of the optical power addition values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Essilor International (compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventors: Bjorn Drobe, Claude Pedrono