Patents Represented by Attorney Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt
  • Patent number: 8351886
    Abstract: Embodiments of circuits, apparatuses, and systems for a voltage regulator with a bandwidth variation reduction network are disclosed. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Kiran Karnik
  • Patent number: 8351491
    Abstract: A system and method for supporting multiple applications are described. A digital subscriber line system includes two transceivers in communication over a communication channel using multicarrier modulation. Application profiles are defined for characterizing transmission of information over the communication channel. Each application profile is a parameter set that is associated with a unique set of one or more applications that may become active between the transceivers and specifies the transmission requirements for such applications. Each transceiver stores the application profiles and transmits information over the communication channel according to the one of the stored application profiles. When a change in a number of applications active between the transceivers occurs, a second one of the application profiles is retrieved. The transceivers then transition to transmitting information over the communication channel according to the second application profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Daphimo Co. B.V., LLC
    Inventor: Marcos C. Tzannes
  • Patent number: 8351997
    Abstract: In a wireless network, a wireless device may dynamically estimate how long it can remain in a sleep mode without missing out on necessary opportunities to communicate within the network. In some embodiments, this estimate may be based at least partly on an estimate of how long it will take to transmit data in a transmit queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Changwen Liu, Adrian P. Stephens, Robert J. Stacey
  • Patent number: 8348678
    Abstract: Cable assemblies and connector systems that include magnetic elements are disclosed. The cable assemblies may include first and second cables. A first plurality of magnetic elements may be arranged around the first cable proximate a first end, while a second plurality of magnetic elements may be arranged around the second cable proximate a second end. Magnetic forces between respective ones of the first and second pluralities of magnetic elements may tend to retain the respective first and second ends of the first and second cables proximate one another. The connector systems may include mating retainers, each of which may include a plurality of magnetic elements. Magnetic forces between respective ones of the pluralities of magnetic elements may tend to retain the mating retainers proximate one another. In some examples, the mating retainers may include guiding elements, which may be configured to orient the mating retainers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Automotive Industrial Marketing Corp.
    Inventors: Jaime S. Hardisty, Terry T. Babb, Justin I. Wang, Eric R. Irby
  • Patent number: 8350295
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for forming a device structure including a high-thermal-conductivity substrate are disclosed herein. A method forming such a device structure may comprise forming an active layer over a first substrate in a manner such that a frontside of the active layer faces the first substrate and a backside of the active layer faces away from the first substrate, forming a second substrate over the backside of the active layer, and removing the first substrate to expose the frontside of the active layer. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Saunier, Edward Beam, Deep Dumka
  • Patent number: 8345491
    Abstract: Embodiments of a memory cell comprising a voltage module configured to supply a first supply voltage and a second supply voltage, a data node programming module configured to receive the first supply voltage and to program a data node based at least in part on a write data line, and a complementary data node programming module configured to receive the second supply voltage and to program a complementary data node based at least in part on a complementary write data line, wherein the voltage module is configured such that the first supply voltage is substantially different from the second supply voltage for a period of time while the memory device is being programmed. Additional variants and embodiments may also be disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Satish K. Damaraju, Ak R. Ahmed, Scott E. Siers
  • Patent number: 8342163
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide an aggregate cutting saw chain having a pitch in the range of approximately 0.440 to approximately 0.450. Embodiments also include tie straps and/or other components having fluid distribution features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Blount, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian S. Osborne, James L. Vanderzanden
  • Patent number: 8347011
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for prioritizing transactions is disclosed. I/O devices may generate transactions with a stream identifier. A transaction classifier may assign a priority to a transaction based upon a stream identifier of the transaction. An arbiter may select a transaction for processing based upon priorities assigned to the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: William T. Futral, Kenneth C. Creta, Sujoy Sen, Gregory D. Cummings, Sivakumar Radhakrishnan
  • Patent number: 8344420
    Abstract: Embodiments include but are not limited to apparatuses and systems including a heterostructure having a first barrier layer, a gallium nitride channel layer on the first barrier layer, and a second barrier layer on the gallium nitride channel layer and including a first sublayer, a second sublayer, and a third sublayer. The first barrier layer, the first sublayer, and the third sublayer may each include aluminum. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Jimenez
  • Patent number: 8340162
    Abstract: A Discrete Multitone Modulation (DMT) system and method with the capability to adapt the system bit rate on-line in a seamless manner. The DMT system provides a robust and fast protocol for completing this seamless rate adaptation. The DMT system also provides a framing and encoding method with reduced overhead compared to conventional DMT systems. The DMT system and method provide seamless rate adaptation with the provision of different power levels. This framing and encoding method enables a system with seamless rate adaptation capability. The system and method of the invention can be implemented in hardware, or alternatively in a combination of hardware and software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Daphimo Co. B.V., LLC
    Inventor: Marcos C. Tzannes
  • Patent number: 8340200
    Abstract: A DMT system and method with the capability to adapt the system bit rate on-line in a seamless manner. The DMT system provides a robust and fast protocol for completing this seamless rate adaptation. The DMT system also provides a framing and encoding method with reduced overhead compared to conventional DMT systems. The DMT system and method provide seamless rate adaptation with the provision of different power levels. This framing and encoding method enables a system with seamless rate adaptation capability. The system and method of the invention can be implemented in hardware, or alternatively in a combination of hardware and software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Daphimo Co. B.V., LLC
    Inventor: Marcos C. Tzannes
  • Patent number: 8341485
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the invention involves increasing hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) throughput. In one embodiment, throughput may be increased by clearing the retransmission buffer at least one frame in advance, based on status received from the downlink device before a full acknowledgement. Another embodiment partitions HARQ bursts into two groups. A first group is for packet data units (PDUs) that are anticipated to be in error and a second group is for PDUs anticipated to be received correctly. Only PDUs that are anticipated to be in error, based on forward error correction (FEC) blocks, are to be saved in the retransmission buffer. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Eilon Riess, Amir Rubin, Timor Israeli
  • Patent number: 8340071
    Abstract: Communication signals using a first and a second frequency band in a wireless network is described herein. The first frequency band may be associated with a first beamwidth while the second frequency band may be associated with a second beamwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ali S. Sadri, Alexander Maltsev, Alexey Khoryaev, Roman Maslennikov, Vadim Sergeyev
  • Patent number: 8341521
    Abstract: Client devices capable of merged browsing, and a server for assisting merged browsing, are described herein. In various embodiments, client devices may receive suggestions of network content fragments to be merge browsed with network content being browsed by the user. The client device may then receive a user selection of fragment(s) and facilitate merged browsing of the fragment(s) with the network content. In some embodiments, the client device may facilitate a user in browsing first network content and in selecting a portion of the first network content. The client device may then facilitate the user in browsing second network content and in merged browsing the selected portion with the second network content. In various embodiments, the server may accept registrations of network content fragments, receive indications from client devices of network content being browsed, and assist in merged browsing the network content with one or more network content fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Ennals
  • Patent number: 8339756
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a power supply clamp may include a switchable discharge device configured to discharge an electrostatic discharge; and a control circuit configured to generate a control voltage to turn off the discharge device at a shutoff time, with the shutoff time being long enough to allow the electrostatic discharge though the discharge device but short enough to reduce a duration of a power-up current transient through the discharge device. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Maloney, Bruce Chou
  • Patent number: 8340477
    Abstract: In some embodiments, provided are methods and reading devices with image capture capabilities for efficiently capturing multiple images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ben Foss, Leyla Najafi, David Poisner, Gretchen Anderson, Jeff Witt, Daniel Senatore, Matthew Peterson, Travis Lee
  • Patent number: 8332981
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a modular gutter for use by bicycles and other conveyances. When utilized, a conveyance may be guided along the gutter either by an individual on the conveyance or adjacent to it, whether up or down the gutter. The gutter may be manufactured in various lengths and arrangements, and additionally, the components of the gutter are designed to permit multiple subunits to be coupled to form longer gutters. Alternatively, the gutters may be cut to a desired length should the manufactured length be too long. Thus, the gutter may be sized for any of a variety of staircases. The gutter may be removably installed on existing staircases without the need to redesign or reconstruct the staircase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Oregon Health & Science University
    Inventors: Christopher Woo, Gary Granger
  • Patent number: 8331293
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses, articles, methods, and systems for negotiating quality of service resources in wireless networks are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Kapil Sood
  • Patent number: 8332793
    Abstract: Techniques for placement of integrated circuit elements include global placement, detailed placement, timing closure, and routing. The integrated circuit is described by a netlist specifying interconnections of morphable devices. The detailed placement uses, for example, Simultaneous Dynamical Integration, wherein the morphable-devices correspond to nodes influenced by forces, including timing forces. The timing forces are derived, for example, from a timing graph; path delay; slack; and drive resistance of the elements. The timing closure uses timing-driven buffering and timing-driven resizing to reduce maximum delay and/or transition time, and/or to fix hold time. Nets having high capacitance and/or fanout, and timing critical nets are preferentially processed. Timing-driven buffering applies buffering solutions to segments of route trees, combines solutions of adjoining segments, and prunes sets of solutions. Timing-driven resizing morphably replaces selected elements with upsized versions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Otrsotech, LLC
    Inventor: Subhasis Bose
  • Patent number: D673762
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sorel Corporation
    Inventor: Angie Spring