Patents Represented by Attorney Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner P.A.
  • Patent number: 8336103
    Abstract: A machine-actionable memory may include: one or more machine-actionable records arranged according to a data structure, the data structure including links that respectively map between at least one R_ID field, the contents of which denote an identification (ID) of a remediation (R_ID); and at least one POL_ID field, the contents of which denotes an ID of at least one policy (POL_ID), the at-least-one policy respectively defining a condition satisfaction of which is potentially indicative of unauthorized activity or manipulation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Bailey Bezilla, John Leonard Immordino, James Le Ogura, Sachchida Nand Ojha
  • Patent number: 8335783
    Abstract: Techniques for collecting statistics of column data or R-Tree indexes are provided. A distributed database system includes a plurality of processing nodes controlling portions of spatial data. The nodes are instructed to create minimum bounding rectangles (MBR's) for their spatial data or R-Trees. The individual MBR's are merged and reformatted into a grid of equally sized cells. Each processing node is provided a copy of the grid to update based on statistics of each processing node's spatial data for a target table. The updated grids are then merged into a single grid and used by an optimizer to evaluate queries before the queries are executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Howard Milby
  • Patent number: 8335215
    Abstract: Memory stores data for access by a computer program that is capable of being executed on a data processing system. A data structure is stored in the memory, which includes information resident in a database used by the computer program. The information includes payload data made up of data objects, process data for a process associated with the data objects, and a header that includes technical data for transmitting the data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Uwe E. Fischer
  • Patent number: 8335364
    Abstract: In one example, a two points on a medical image can be identified. In this example, three or more anatomical features can be identified and labeled. For example, these labels can be displayed with other medical images that show the same anatomical features. For example, points in the L1 and L5 vertebrae can be identified, and labels for the L1-L5 vertebrae can be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Virtual Radiologic Corporation
    Inventors: Sarah Osmundson, Wade J. Steigauf
  • Patent number: 8335724
    Abstract: Various embodiments include an apparatus comprising a server operable to generate a customized virtual catalog including a plurality of composite images, wherein at least one of the plurality of composite images includes an image of a promotional product decorated using a decorative image associated with a client requesting access to the customized virtual catalog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Branders.com, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Sipes, Gerald McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 8335801
    Abstract: In a method and system for matching content between content sources, a first set of metadata describing a first content item is compared to a second set of metadata describing a second content item. Based on the comparing, an accuracy score is generated. The accuracy score indicates an amount of similarity between the first set of metadata and the second set of metadata. The accuracy score is compared to a predetermined accuracy threshold value. Based on the accuracy score being greater than or equal to the predetermined accuracy threshold value, a determination is made that the first content item and the second content item are a match. Based on the accuracy score being less than the predetermined accuracy threshold value, a determination is made that the first content item and the second content item are not a match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Fanhattan LLC
    Inventors: Paul Anton Richardson Gardner, Olivier Chalouhi
  • Patent number: 8334232
    Abstract: The invention relates to a porous heterogeneous catalyst. In order to prepare a catalyst which catalyzes with a relatively high selectivity the hydrogenation of individual unsaturated bonds of polyunsaturated compounds it is proposed that the inner surface of the catalysts is coated with an ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sud-Chemie AG
    Inventors: Andreas Jess, Wolfgang Korth, Bastian Etzold
  • Patent number: 8335865
    Abstract: Some embodiments include methods and apparatus to decode a functional request embedded in a portion of a standard device request, and execute the functional request by a universal serial bus (USB) device. The standard device request can include a Get_Descriptor request. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Girish Desai, Senthil Chellamuthu
  • Patent number: 8335129
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a correlation SONAR system is adapted for use in shallow water. A pulse generator transmits an initial burst of pulses towards a bottom of a body of water. Echoes of the initial burst of pulses are received on a hydrophone array. After the receiving the echoes of the initial burst of pulses, a second burst of pulses is transmitted towards the bottom of the body of water. The echoes of the second burst of pulses are received on the hydrophone array, and a SONAR processor correlates a pulse from the initial burst of pulses and a pulse from the second burst of pulses to calculate a velocity estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony L. Scoca, James Huber
  • Patent number: 8335873
    Abstract: Methods and systems for transmitting data are presented. Data received from at least one data source is retained in at least one buffer. In one example, initial hierarchical data may be provided from the at least one buffer to a device, followed by additional hierarchical data. In one example, the data is received into the at least one buffer via a multicast connection, and the data is provided to the device via a point-to-point connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: OpenTV, Inc.
    Inventor: John Tinsman
  • Patent number: 8336019
    Abstract: A method is provided to evaluate whether one or more test patterns is power safe for use during manufacturing testing of an integrated circuit that includes a nonuniform power grid and that includes a scan chain, the method comprising: assigning respective toggle count thresholds for respective power grid regions of the non-uniform power grid; and determining whether respective numbers of toggles by scan elements of the scan chain within one or more respective power grid regions meet respective toggle count thresholds for the one or more respective regions during at least one scan-shift cycle in the course of scan-in of a test pattern to the scan chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Senthil Arasu Thirunavukarasu, Shaleen Bhabu, Vivek Chickermane
  • Patent number: 8330523
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, a compensation circuit configured to modulate a control voltage of a switch over a range of ambient temperatures during a conduction state of the switch to maintain a specified resistance between first and second nodes of the switch. The compensation circuit can include a temperature-insensitive resistor configured to provide a sense current, a current mirror configured to provide a mirror current using the sense current, and a temperature-sensitive resistor configured to provide the control voltage using the mirror current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Nickole Gagne, Julie Lynn Stultz, Steven Macaluso
  • Patent number: 8332278
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for creating a computerized market for used and collectible goods by use of a plurality of low cost posting terminals and a market maker computer in a legal framework that establishes a bailee relationship and consignment contract with a purchaser of a good at the market maker computer that allows the purchaser to change the price of the good once the purchaser has purchased the good thereby to allow the purchaser to speculate on the price of collectibles in an electronic market for used goods while assuring the safe and trusted physical possession of a good with a vetted bailee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas G. Woolston
  • Patent number: 8332688
    Abstract: A system and method are described for performing failover and recovery of a computing application hosted by a virtual instance of a machine. An example system may include an instance status monitor, an instance failure detector, and a failover module. The instance status monitor may be configured to monitor status of a virtual instance hosted by a virtualization service. The instance failure detector may be configured to detect that the virtual instance has failed or is running in a degraded or failed state and is thus to be considered a failed virtual instance. The failover module may be configured to facilitate launching a new virtual instance in a recovered state that reflects a last known operational state of the failed virtual instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: David Tompkins
  • Patent number: 8331972
    Abstract: A communication device and computerized method to address conflicts in Virtual Talk Groups is provided. The method may comprise accessing a database to monitor resources in a plurality of Virtual Talk Groups (VTG) to detect if there is at least a potential conflict of the resources. When the potential conflict is detected, the method comprises identifying at least one resource which is contributing to the potential conflict, and initiating automatically an electronic communication to identify the potential conflict. In response to the electronic communication, a new VTG may be initiated and terminals of administrators associated with the conflicting resource may be assigned to the new VTG. Each administrator may administer an associated VTG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shmuel Shaffer, Amit Prakash Barave
  • Patent number: 8329348
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a portable fuel cell power source including an expandable enclosure, a first reactant contained within the enclosure, one or more fuel cells and a fluid port positioned in the expandable enclosure and adapted to be in fluidic communication with the one or more fuel cells. The enclosure may also include an opening to insert a second reactant. When the first reactant is contacted with the second reactant a fuel is generated for use with one or more of the fuel cells. The volume of the portable fuel cell power source in a collapsed state may be smaller than the volume of the amount of first reactant and second reactant needed to substantially consume the first reactant in a fuel generation reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Societe BIC
    Inventors: Gerard F. McLean, Joerg Zimmermann, Jeremy Schrooten
  • Patent number: 8328438
    Abstract: A system for an ice merchandiser having a compressor in a compressor enclosure to cool the ice merchandiser includes a sensor disposed within the ice merchandiser, and a communications component disposed within the compressor enclosure and coupled to the sensor to receive signals from the sensor representative of the amount of ice in the ice merchandiser, wherein the communications component is configured to convert the received signals to a digital format and publish the signals via a network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Spinnaker Process Instruments
    Inventors: Thomas H. Johnson, Carrol E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8332832
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for writing code to access data arrays. One aspect provides a method of accessing a memory array. Data is provided within a one-dimensional array of allocated memory. A dimensional dynamic overlay is declared from within a block of statements, and the declaration initializes various attributes within an array attribute storage object. The data is accessed from within the block of statements as a dimensional indexed array using the array attribute storage object. Another aspect provides a method of creating and accessing a dimensional dynamic array. A dimensional dynamic array is declared from within a block of statements, and memory storage for the array is dynamically allocated. A dynamic overlay storage object is also provided and its attributes are initialized from the dynamic array declaration. The data is accessed as a dimensional indexed array from within the block of statements using the array attribute storage object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith R. Slavin, Shane C. Hu
  • Patent number: 8331857
    Abstract: A Phase-Change Memory (PCM) coupled to receive power provided by near-field coupling to operate the PCM and receive factory programming data entered through the antenna for storage in the PCM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mostafa Naguib Abdulla, Hari Giduturi, Duane R. Mills
  • Patent number: 8332047
    Abstract: Various device embodiments comprise a pulse generator, a signal processing module and a controller. The pulse generator is adapted to provide a neural stimulation signal to be applied at a neural simulation site within an autonomic nervous system (ANS). The signal processing module is adapted to receive and process sensed neural traffic at a neural sensing site within the ANS. The controller is connected to the pulse generator and adapted to provide a neural stimulation control signal to the pulse generator to generate the neural stimulation signal, and to the signal processing module to receive a feedback control signal indicative of the sensed neural traffic. The controller is adapted to adjust the neural stimulation control signal to adjust at least one parameter of the neural stimulation signal to converge on desired sensed neural traffic at the neural sensing site. Other aspects and embodiments are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Imad Libbus, Andrew P. Kramer, Julia Moffitt