Patents Represented by Attorney Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt
  • Patent number: 8296553
    Abstract: A method and system to perform a fast reset or restart of a platform by minimizing the hardware initialization of IO devices in the platform during a restart of the platform. The basic input/output system (BIOS) of the platform traps any software initiated reset request (SIRR) or warm reset. The BIOS restores the input/output (IO) devices coupled with the platform to their previous hardware state to avoid the full platform initialization when the SIRR is trapped. The restart of the platform can be performed in a fast manner as the full platform initialization is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Barnes Cooper, Faraz A. Siddiqi, Michael R. Rothman, Vincent J. Zimmer
  • Patent number: 8294330
    Abstract: A surface acoustic wave device with improved temperature characteristics includes a piezoelectric substrate of a single crystal of symmetry 3m, providing propagation of a SAW having an electromechanical coupling factor exceeding 5%, an electrode pattern on a substrate surface forming a resonator, and a SiOx overlay covering the electrode pattern. An optimized thickness of the electrodes combined with an SiOx overlay provide improved performance in RF applications with improved temperature characteristics. To suppress spurious responses the SiOx thickness is varied depending upon the relative thickness and period of the electrodes. The electrode pattern forms resonators with the silicon oxide thickness over the electrodes inversely related to the period of the electrodes of the resonators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin P. Abbott, Natalya F. Naumenko
  • Patent number: 8294331
    Abstract: An acoustic wave device operable as a piston mode wave guide includes electrodes forming an interdigital transducer on a surface of the piezoelectric substrate, wherein each of the plurality of electrodes is defined as having a transversely extending center region and transversely opposing edge regions for guiding an acoustic wave longitudinally through the transducer. A Silicon Oxide overcoat covers the transducer and a Silicon Nitride layer covers the Silicon Oxide overcoat within only the center and edge regions. The thickness of the Silicon Nitride layer is sufficient for providing a frequency modification to the acoustic wave within the center region and is optimized with a positioning of a Titanium strip within each of the opposing edge regions. The Titanium strip reduces the acoustic wave velocity within the edge regions with the velocity in the edge regions being less than the wave velocity within the transducer center region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin P. Abbott, Robert Aigner, Alan S. Chen, Julien Gratier, Taeho Kook, Marc Solal, Kurt G. Steiner
  • Patent number: 8296554
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, apparatuses, articles, and removable storage devices for pre-boot recovery of a locked computer system. In one instance, the method includes determining on pre-boot whether a removable storage device is attached to a computer system, determining whether the computer system is in a locked state and, if the removable storage device is detected, transferring control to a pre-boot authentication module (PBA) stored on the removable storage device to interact with a manageability engine to restore the computer system from the locked state to an unlocked state. If the removable storage device is not detected, the computer system shuts down if the system is determined to be in the locked state and no other PBA is detected. The computer system comprises a host operating environment and a manageability engine that operates independent of the host operating environment. Other embodiments may also be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mojtaba Mirashrafi, Mousumi Hazra, Gyan Prakash, Saurabh Dadu
  • Patent number: 8296591
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe methods, computer-readable media and system configurations for stochastic power management of one or more computer systems. A method may include ascertaining a workload of a plurality of computer systems (e.g., a data center). Additionally or alternatively, a method may include initiating, by a control module operated by a processor of a first of the plurality of computer systems, a stochastic power management process to manage power consumption of the first of the plurality of computer systems. The stochastic power management process may be conditionally initiated based at least in part on the ascertained workload of the plurality of computer systems. The stochastic power management process may include a plurality of virtual machine management actions having corresponding probabilities being taken, one or more of which may result in power savings. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Wendy C. Wong, Eve M. Schooler, Shivani A. Sud
  • Patent number: 8288845
    Abstract: Embodiments of a microelectronic package are generally described herein. A microelectronic package may include a die having a first side and a second side, opposite the first side, a flange coupled to the first side of the die, and a lead frame proximately positioned relative to the die and coupled to the second side of the die. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Bartlow, William McCalpin, Michael Lincoln
  • Patent number: 8290034
    Abstract: Methods, medium, and handheld, wireless devices which compress, enhance, encode, transmit, decompress and display digital video images in real time. Real time wireless videoconferences connect multiple handheld video devices. Real time compression is achieved by sub-sampling each frame of a video signal, filtering the pixel values, and encoding. Real time transmission is achieved due to high levels of effective compression. Real time decompression is achieved by decoding and decompressing the encoded data to display high quality images. A receiver can alter various setting including but not limited to the format for the compression, image size, frame rate, brightness and contrast. A zoom control can be used select a portion of interest of video being transmitted or being played back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Zin Stai Pte. In, LLC
    Inventor: Kendyl A. Roman
  • Patent number: 8291392
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for creating a dynamic profile for a plurality of structurally similar extensible markup language (XML) documents based at least in part on a document structure or data pattern of the XML documents. A specialized XML parser is generated based at least in part on the dynamic profile and then is specialized in parsing XML documents that substantially match the dynamic profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jianhui Li, Hui Chen, Tianyou Li, Tao Xie, Kevin Jones
  • Patent number: 8285400
    Abstract: There is provided a digital controller which can reduce a variation in output voltage as compared to the conventional digital controller at the time of abrupt changes in load and in input of a power amplifier. The digital controller is built in the power amplifier for supplying an output voltage vo to a load and is equipped with a manipulated variable calculating unit which detects the output voltage vo to calculate a manipulated variable ?1 and a signal generating unit which converts the manipulated variable ?1 into a signal for making the power amplifier operate. A feedforward function from an equivalent disturbance qy caused by the variation in the load is replaced by a feedback function from the output voltage vo and the manipulated variable ?1, thereby allowing a transfer characteristic from the disturbance qy to the output voltage vo to result in a quadratic differential characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: TDK-Lambda Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji Higuchi, Kazushi Nakano, Tatsuyoshi Kajikawa, Eiji Takegami, Kazushi Watanabe, Satoshi Tomioka
  • Patent number: 8285945
    Abstract: A switch 100 includes a plurality of ports 101 for exchanging data. A shared memory 102 enables the exchange of data between first and second ones of the ports 101 and includes an array 202 of memory cells arranged as a plurality of rows and a single column having width equal to a predetermined word-width and circuitry 202, 204, 206, 208 for writing selected data presented at the first one of the ports 101 to a selected row in the array as a word of the predetermined word-width during a first time period and for reading the selected data from the selected row as a word of the predetermined wordwidth during a second time period for output at a second one of the ports 101.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: S. Aqua Semiconductor, LLC
    Inventor: G. R. Mohan Rao
  • Patent number: 8281116
    Abstract: A method for accessing a protected area of a solid-state storage device via firmware control is described. During system initialization, firmware components are loaded and executed to initialize a computer system. These firmware components include a firmware driver for accessing solid-state storage devices connected to the computer system. The system firmware enables a protected area on a solid-state storage device's media to be accessed under firmware control. After firmware accesses, the protected area is closed from access by non-firmware entities by “hiding” the true size of the media such that those entities are unaware of this area of the media. Mechanisms are disclosed for providing firmware access to the protected area only during pre-boot, and for both pre-boot and run-time operations. The firmware-controlled media access scheme may be used to load firmware stored on solid-state media during pre-boot and to store system information in the protected area during pre-boot and/or run-time operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Rothman, Vincent J. Zimmer
  • Patent number: 8281297
    Abstract: A method of producing a reconfigurable circuit device for running a computer program of moderate complexity such as multimedia processing. Code for the application is compiled into Control Flow Graphs representing distinct parts of the application to be run. From those Control Flow Graphs are extracted basic blocks. The basic blocks are converted to Data Flow Graphs by a compiler utility. From two or more Data Flow Graphs, a largest common subgraph is determined. The largest common subgraph is ASAP scheduled and substituted back into the Data Flow Graphs which also have been scheduled. The separate Data Flow Graphs containing the scheduled largest common subgraph are converted to data paths that are then combined to form code for operating the application. The largest common subgraph is effected in hardware that is shared among the parts of the application from which the Data Flow Graphs were developed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents
    Inventors: Aravind R. Dasu, Ali Akoglu, Arvind Sudarsanam, Sethuraman Panchanathan
  • Patent number: D667617
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sorel Corporation
    Inventor: Angie Spring
  • Patent number: D667619
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sorel Corporation
    Inventor: Carl Blakeslee
  • Patent number: RE43685
    Abstract: A system contains a laser output measurement circuit used in a laser control system (210). The circuits contain a photodiode sensor (109), sample and hold amplifier (202), IC with synchronizer and delay circuits (206), and an analog to digital converter (204). The circuits measure the laser light output (107) while the laser Module (106) transmits signals. The measurement circuit tracks and stores the laser light output (107) signal using a Photodiode Sensor (109) and with a Sample/hold (202). The methods calculate the value of the laser light output (107) from mathematical relationships, which correlate the light output (107) of the laser Module (106) to the current value of the drive signal (100). Some of the distinguishing features in the present invention are 1) feedback information from the photodiode is obtained in a synchronous manner as a snapshot of the laser performance, and 2) the measurements are precise and calibrated, and 3) no disruption of the signal transmission occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Tecey Software Development KG, LLC
    Inventor: Jorge Sanchez
  • Patent number: D669105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Blount, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Nikkel, Marco Antonio De Souza
  • Patent number: D669256
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Columbia Sportswear North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Castellon
  • Patent number: D669507
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Special Products Co.
    Inventors: Daniel Banjo, Jonathan Harrach-Salazar
  • Patent number: D669552
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Crimson Trace, Inc.
    Inventors: Drew Essig, Frederick Karl
  • Patent number: D669553
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Crimson Trace, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Hughes, Frederick Karl, Lewis Danielson