Patents Represented by Attorney Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
  • Patent number: 8352610
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture are disclosed for tracking, propagation and matching of messages pertaining to the interest in and availability of services across autonomous service domains. In one embodiment of the invention, a system of distributed, federated service domains in a service-oriented environment is provided wherein each service domain comprises: a plurality of locally provided services; a plurality of service requesters; and a service registry comprising descriptions of: one or more locally provided services; and one or more requested services, each of the requested services being one of: a fulfilled reference to a foreign service; and an unfulfilled reference to a foreign service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ignacio Silva-Lepe, Arun Kwangil Iyengar, Thomas Arthur Mikalsen, Isabelle M. Rouvellou, Revathi Subramanian
  • Patent number: 8351412
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for blind transport format detection using Discontinuous Transmission (DTX) detection. According to one aspect of the invention, the transport format that was used to transmit information is determined by identifying a transition between a Discontinuous Transmission segment and a data segment included in the transmitted information; and determining the transport format based on a location of the transition of the Discontinuous Transmission segment. A cyclic redundancy check can optionally be performed for a plurality of possible transport formats, and then the step of identifying a transition can be limited to those transport formats having a valid cyclic redundancy check.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Agere Systems LLC
    Inventors: Rafael Carmon, Tamir Scherzer, Eyal Yair
  • Patent number: 8352936
    Abstract: Techniques for creating a virtual appliance in a virtualization environment are provided. The techniques include implementing a framework, wherein the framework comprises a knowledge representation scheme for describing library knowledge to specify one or more libraries that are used for interaction between two or more appliance components, and using the framework to instrument the one or more libraries via use of the library knowledge, record each of one or more communication parameter values in an original environment, and package one or more disk images, wherein the one or more disk images contain the one or more instrumented libraries, the one or more communication parameter values, and translation logic, to create a virtual appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Soudip R. Chowdhury, Manish Gupta, Kalapriya Kannan, Narendran Sachindran, Manish Sethi, Ram Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 8350738
    Abstract: An exemplary differential track and hold amplifier includes a track stage including first and second linearized pairs connected in series at their respective inputs and in parallel at their respective outputs. The differential track and hold amplifier also includes a hold stage selectively coupled to the outputs of the first and second linearized pairs. The hold stage includes a unity gain buffer with feedback having a hold capacitor interconnected across its outputs. The differential track and hold amplifier also includes an output buffer coupled to the outputs of the hold stage. An exemplary analog-to-digital converter includes a differential track-and-hold amplifier, a voltage ladder, and a plurality of slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mihai Adrian Tiberiu Sanduleanu, Jean-Olivier Plouchart, Zeynep Toprak Deniz
  • Patent number: 8352230
    Abstract: Electrical finite element analysis is carried out on a circuit design, which includes devices, to determine an acceptable power-performance envelope and to obtain data for circuit temperature mapping. A circuit temperature map is developed for the circuit design, based on the data for circuit temperature mapping. Thermo-mechanical finite element analysis is carried out on a package design for the circuit design, based on the circuit temperature map, to determine a package reliability limit based on thermal stress considerations. It is determined whether the package design and the circuit design jointly satisfy: (i) power-performance conditions specified in the acceptable power-performance envelope; and (ii) the package reliability limit based on the thermal stress considerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keunwoo Kim, Soojae Park
  • Patent number: 8351988
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for transmitting a plurality of information signals in a multiple antenna communication system. One or more information signals are coded using a plurality of coders to generate the plurality of coded information signals and an Inverse Fast Fourier Transformation is performed on each of the plurality of coded information signals to create a corresponding output signal. Each of the corresponding output signals are transmitted on a different antenna. Each of the plurality of coded information signals can optionally be separated into K signals. On the receiver side, a signal comprising K different frequencies is received on at least N receive antennas and a Fast Fourier Transformation is applied to each of the at least N received versions of the signal comprising K different frequencies to generate N*K low frequency signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Agere Systems LLC
    Inventors: Geert Arnout Awater, D. J. Richard Van Nee
  • Patent number: 8346515
    Abstract: Line system design techniques are provided for use in performing routing and coloring operations associated with one or more demands. In one aspect of the invention, a technique for designing a line system comprises the following steps/operations. A set of one or more demands is obtained for use in computing the line system design. The line system design is then represented as a graph in accordance with a graph coloring operation wherein colors represent bandwidths such that bandwidths are assigned and the one or more demands are routed so as to attempt to achieve a minimum total design cost. The line system being designed may be an optical line system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Mansoor Ali Khan Alicherry, Randeep Singh Bhatia
  • Patent number: 8345101
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically calibrating one or more regions of interest for video surveillance are provided. The techniques include at a user-defined frequency, determining if one or more regions of interest (ROIs) are present within a field of view of a camera, if one or more ROIs are present within the field of view of the camera, automatically calibrating the one or more ROIs within the field of view of the camera, and if one or more ROIs are not present within the field of view of the camera, sending an alert to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Russell Patrick Bobbitt, Quanfu Fan, Arun Hampapur, Frederik Kjeldsen, Sharathchandra Umapathirao Pankanti, Akira Yanagawa, Yun Zhai
  • Patent number: 8346688
    Abstract: Methods for predicting states of a subject are presented. For example, a method for predicting states of a subject includes obtaining training data comprising a plurality of variables, obtaining training states associated with the training data, and forming a predictive model according to the training data and the training states, the predictive model predictive of the training states. The forming of the predictive model includes extracting one or more hidden components from the training data. The extracting of the one or more hidden components includes regression analysis including determining one or more relationships between the one or more hidden components and the plurality of variables, and determining one or more relationships between the one or more hidden components and the training states. A number of the one or more hidden components is less than a number of the plurality of variables and greater than a number of the training states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Melissa Kristin Carroll, Guillermo Alberto Cecchi, Irina Rish
  • Patent number: 8347061
    Abstract: Techniques for providing safe user-managed memory are provided. The techniques include performing memory allocation in constant time, performing memory de-allocation in constant time, performing memory access overhead for safety checking in constant time, and using the memory allocation, memory de-allocation and memory access overhead to protect at least one memory access, user-specified allocation and de-allocation with at least one exception for said user-managed memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pradeep Varma, Rudrapatna K. Shyamasundar
  • Patent number: 8346742
    Abstract: A client device or other processing device comprises a file processing module, with the file processing module being operative to request proof from a file system that a file having a first format is stored by the file system in a second format different than the first format, to receive the proof from the file system, and to verify that the file is stored in the second format using the proof provided by the file system responsive to the request. The proof is based at least in part on application of a function to the file in the second format, and the function imposes a minimum resource requirement on generation of the proof. The file system may comprise one or more servers associated with a cloud storage provider. Advantageously, one or more illustrative embodiments allow a client device to verify that its files are stored by a cloud storage provider in encrypted form or with other appropriate protections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Ari Juels, Marten Erik van Dijk, Alina Oprea, Ronald L. Rivest, Emil P. Stefanov
  • Patent number: 8345955
    Abstract: A method for characterizing thermomechanical properties of an organic substrate is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hien Phu Dang, Arun Sharma, Sri M. Sri-Jayantha
  • Patent number: 8344795
    Abstract: An exemplary filter includes N (?2) unity gain amplifiers, each with a pair of differential input terminals and a pair of differential output terminals; a pair of filter differential input terminals; a first pair of variable resistances coupling the pair of filter differential input terminals to the pair of differential input terminals of the first unity gain amplifier; N?1 pairs of variable resistances coupling the pairs of differential output terminals of each of the N unity gain amplifiers, other than the last one, to the pairs of differential input terminals of its downstream neighbor; N?1 pairs of variable capacitances coupling the pairs of differential input terminals of each of the N unity gain amplifiers, other than the last one, to the pairs of differential output terminals of its downstream neighbor; and a variable capacitance coupling the pair of differential input terminals of the last unity gain amplifier to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mihai Sanduleanu, Ping-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 8341212
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for generation and refinement of service descriptions based on records of invocations of the services, i.e., service description refinement based on actual service use. For example, a method for describing one or more services in a service-oriented environment comprised of one or more clients invoking the one or more services comprises the following steps. An initial description is established for at least one of the one or more services. Information is collected from one or more service invocations including at least one of a client identity, a value of at least one parameter, a return value, and an execution time. The information is analyzed to refine the description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Judah M. Diament, Arun Kwangil Iyengar, Thomas Arthur Mikalsen, Isabelle Marie Rouvellou, Ignacio Silva-Lepe, Revathi Subramanian
  • Patent number: 8328156
    Abstract: Interconnects are formed on attachment points of a wafer by performing several steps. A plurality of cavities having a predetermined shape is formed in a semiconductor substrate. These cavities are then filled with an interconnect material to form the interconnects. The interconnects are subsequently attached to the attachment points of the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bing Dang, Peter A. Gruber, Luc Guerin, Chirag S. Patel
  • Patent number: 8332961
    Abstract: Tips including a platinum silicide at an apex of a single crystal silicon tip are provided herein. Also, techniques for creating a tip are provided. The techniques include depositing an amount of platinum (Pt) on a single crystal silicon tip, annealing the platinum and single crystal silicon tip to form a platinum silicide, and selectively etching the platinum with respect to the formed platinum silicide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Harish Bhaskaran, Michel Despont, Ute Drechsler, Abu Sebastian
  • Patent number: 8332873
    Abstract: A method for determining an application instance placement in a set of machines under one or more resource constraints includes the following steps. An estimate is computed of a value of the first metric that can be achieved by a current application instance placement and a current application load distribution. A new application instance placement and a new application load distribution are determined, wherein the new application instance placement and the new load distribution optimize the first metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Constantin M. Adam, Michael Joseph Spreitzer, Malgorzata Steinder, Chunqiang Tang
  • Patent number: 8324009
    Abstract: Magnetic materials and uses thereof are provided. In one aspect, a magnetic film is provided. The magnetic film comprises superparamagnetic particles on at least one surface thereof. The magnetic film may be patterned and may comprise a ferromagnetic material. The superparamagnetic particles may be coated with a non-magnetic polymer and/or embedded in a non-magnetic host material. The magnetic film may have increased damping and/or decreased coercivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Snorri Thorgeir Ingvarsson, Philip L. Trouilloud, Shouheng Sun, Roger Hilsen Koch, David William Abraham
  • Patent number: 8324667
    Abstract: A circuit comprises a control line and a two terminal semiconductor device having first and second terminals. The first terminal is coupled to a signal line, and the second terminal is coupled to the control line. The two terminal semiconductor device is adapted to have a capacitance when a voltage on the first terminal relative to the second terminal is above a threshold voltage and to have a smaller capacitance when a voltage on the first terminal relative to the second terminal is below the threshold voltage. The control line is coupled to a control signal and the signal line is coupled to a signal and is output of the circuit. A signal is placed on the signal line and voltage on the control line is modified (e.g., raised in the case of n-type devices, or lowered for a p-type devices). When the signal falls below the threshold voltage, the two terminal semiconductor device acts as a very small capacitor and the output of the circuit will be a small value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wing K. Luk, Robert H. Dennard
  • Patent number: 8325854
    Abstract: This inventions provides techniques for estimating both temporal and spectral channel fluctuations with the duration of a data symbol. Certain pulse shaping functions are Discrete Prolate Spheroidal Sequences (DPSSs) and are used primarily because of their relatively limited Inter-Symbol Interference (ISI) properties. During reception, these properties allow one or more parameters of a joint time-frequency channel model to be more easily determined. Once the one or more parameters are determined, they can be applied to received symbols to correct the temporal fluctuations, spectral fluctuations, or both of the channel over which a communication took place. The techniques may be adapted for the Multiple-In, Multiple-Out communication situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Michael R. Andrews, Partha Pratim Mitra, Karin Sigloch, David J. Thomson