Patents Represented by Attorney Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
  • Patent number: 8332379
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying nodes with similar content. In one aspect, the method comprises determining a structure of a network of nodes, said structure defined by incoming links and outgoing links between nodes within said network, grouping said nodes within said network into a first set of modules, calculating a first modularity value between each of the modules within the first set, said modularity value indicating a degree of similar content within each module, calculating a topical relevance value for each of the modules, selecting those modules whose topical relevance value exceeds a threshold value and calculating an authority score for the selected modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Duan, Pei-Yun S. Hsueh, Yan Liu
  • Patent number: 8327312
    Abstract: Printability of a very-large-scale integration design is assessed by: during a training phase, generating a training set of very-large-scale integration design shapes representative of a population of very-large-scale integration design shapes, obtaining a set of mathematical representations of respective shapes in the training set, identifying at least two classes of physical events causally linked to the printability for the very-large-scale integration design shapes, each of the classes being associated to a respective level of printability, labeling each mathematical representation of the set according to one of the identified classes, based on a lithography model, and selecting a probabilistic model function maximizing a probability of a class, given the set of mathematical representations; and during a testing phase, providing a very-large-scale integration design shape to be tested, testing the provided very-large-scale integration design shape, and labeling the provided very-large-scale integration de
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul T. Hurley, Krzysztof Kryszczuk, Juri Ranieri, Robin Scheibler
  • Patent number: 8323871
    Abstract: An antireflective hardmask composition layer including a polymer having Si—O and non-silicon inorganic units in its backbone. The polymer includes chromophore and transparent moieties and a crosslinking component. The antireflective hardmask composition layer is employed in a method of forming a patterned material on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sean D. Burns, David R. Medeiros, Dirk Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 8322285
    Abstract: A combined firework is disclosed. In the combined firework, several tubular holes whose central longitudinal axes are parallel to each other are uniformly distributed in a body, the tubular holes have openings upward and bottom ends closed. The closed end of the bottom of each tubular hole is provided with two small through holes penetrating through the bottom of the body and respectively provided with an inward fuse and an outward fuse in series connection. The body, the tubular holes and the small through holes thereof are an integrally molded structure. On the bottom in the tubular hole propellant powder is provided and connected with the outward fuse and the inward fuse. On the propellant powder an inner cylinder or effect powder is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Ziyou Zhong, Yongzhang Liu, Weimin Zhong, Liang Zhong, Binbo Gong
  • Patent number: 8325412
    Abstract: A light source apparatus includes an excitation-light source, a first light guiding member and a second light guiding member which guide excitation light emitted from the excitation-light source, a wavelength converting member which is installed near an emitting end of excitation light from the excitation-light source of the first light guiding member and the second light guiding member, and which receives excitation light which has been guided by one of the first light guiding member and the second light guiding member, and emits a wavelength-converted light of a wavelength different from a wavelength of the excitation light, a first light receiving element which is installed near the wavelength converting member, and which directly or indirectly receives the wavelength-converted light of which, the wavelength is converted by the wavelength converting member, and an optical path switching section which guides the excitation light to one of the first light guiding member and the second light guiding member ac
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Tojo, Takeshi Ito
  • Patent number: 8326244
    Abstract: A power amplifier of the present invention comprises MOS transistor (1) having a gate length of 180 nm or less, and output matching circuit (5) connected to a drain terminal of MOS transistor (1). Also, MOS transistor (1) is applied with voltage Vd_n normalized by a voltage value allowable in a DC state as a drain-source voltage, where Vd_n is in a range of 0.5 to 0.9. ZL (=RH+j·XL) represents a value equal to a load impedance when viewing the output matching circuit (5) from the drain terminal normalized by gate width W (mm) of MOS transistor (1), and a real part (RL) of the ZL is RL>0.64×Vd_n+0.19 (?·mm), and RL<0.64×Vd_n+1.73 (?·mm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Maruhashi, Masahiro Tanomura, Hidenori Shimawaki
  • Patent number: 8327084
    Abstract: A system and method to trigger synchronization and validation actions at memory access, in one aspect, identifies a storage class associated with a region of shared memory being accessed by a thread, determines whether the thread holds the storage class and acquires the storage class if the thread does not hold the storage class, identifies a programmable action associated with the storage class and the thread, and triggers the programmable action. One or more storage classes are respectively associated with one or more regions of shared memory. An array of storage classes associated with a thread holds one or more storage classes acquired by the thread. A configurable action table associated with a thread indicates one or more programmable actions associated with a storage class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christoph von Praun, Luis Ceze
  • Patent number: 8327294
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for controlling operation of a cursor on a display screen of a computer system. In the operation of the computer system, one or more areas on the display screen are designated as user interface areas for receiving input from a user via a Graphical User Interface. The preferred method of this invention comprises the steps of, for each of the user interface areas, designating an area on the display screen as an associated cursor-auto area; and the user applying input to the computer system to move the cursor on the display screen and into one of the cursor-auto areas. When the cursor moves into said one of the cursor-auto areas, the computer system automatically performs a predefined operation to associate visually the cursor with the user interface area associated with said one of the cursor-auto areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Peter G. Fairweather, Alexander Faisman, Genady Grabarnik
  • Patent number: 8327077
    Abstract: A prefetch system improves a performance of a parallel computing system. The parallel computing system includes a plurality of computing nodes. A computing node includes at least one processor and at least one memory device. The prefetch system includes at least one stream prefetch engine and at least one list prefetch engine. The prefetch system operates those engines simultaneously. After the at least one processor issues a command, the prefetch system passes the command to a stream prefetch engine and a list prefetch engine. The prefetch system operates the stream prefetch engine and the list prefetch engine to prefetch data to be needed in subsequent clock cycles in the processor in response to the passed command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter A. Boyle, Norman H. Christ, Alan Gara, Robert D. Mawhinney, Martin Ohmacht, Krishnan Sugavanam
  • Patent number: 8327461
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a probe for scanning probe microscopy. The probe 20 comprises a tunnel-current conducting part 30 and a tunnel-current insulating part 40. The said parts are configured such that the insulating part determines a minimal distance between the conducting part 30 and the sample surface. The invention may further concern a scanning probe microscope having such a probe, and a corresponding scanning probe microscopy method. Since the distance to the sample surface 100 is actually determined by the insulating part 40, controlling the vertical position of the probe 20 relative to the sample surface is easily and rapidly achieved. The configuration of the parts allows for a fast scan of the sample surface, whereby high-speed imaging can be achieved. Further, embodiments allow for topographical variations to be accurately captured through tunneling effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Harish Bhaskaran, Michel Despont, Abu Sebastian
  • Patent number: 8327133
    Abstract: A communication device configured to perform communication with at least one external device via a network using a secret key and an electronic certificate that includes information on a public key corresponding to the secret key, includes a storing system configured to store the secret key and the electronic certificate, a receiving system configured to receive an instruction to delete at least one of the secret key and the electronic certificate stored in the storing system, a revocation instructing system configured to instruct, via the network, a management device that manages a list of revoked electronic certificates to register the electronic certificate stored in the storing system with the list in response to the received instruction, and a deleting system configured to delete the at least one of the secret key and the electronic certificate in response to the received instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kiyotaka Ohara
  • Patent number: 8327147
    Abstract: The present invention relates electronic receipts. There is provided a method for generating an electronic receipt in a communication system providing a public key infrastructure, the method comprising the steps of receiving by a second party a request message from a first party, the request message comprising a transaction request and a first public key based on a secret owned by the first party and wherein the secret is associated with at least the secret of a further public key of the first party, electronically signing at least part of the request message with a second public key assigned to the second party to issue the electronic receipt, and providing the electronic receipt to the first party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Elsie van Herrewegen, Jan Camenisch
  • Patent number: 8327096
    Abstract: A system and method for creating N customized disk images from N identical disk images. A computing system creates N identical disk images from a master image. The computing system customize a first identical disk image according to a customization written in customization scripts. While customizing the first identical disk image, the computing system monitors block-level operations applied on the first identical disk image. The computing system applies the monitored block-level operations simultaneously to other N?1 identical disk according to similar customizations written in customization scripts. After applying the block-level operations, the N identical disk images become N customized disk images. Identical Virtual Machines (VMs) operating in the N identical disk images become N customized VMs by operating based on the N customized disk images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ezra Silvera, Dean Lorenz, Inbar Shapira, Gilad Sharaby
  • Patent number: 8321453
    Abstract: A communication system includes: a communication device; and a data receiver that is configured so as to be capable of being connected to the communication device. The communication device includes: a content summary receiving unit that is configured so as to be capable of receiving content summary data transmitted from an external device, the content summary data including at least positional data and title data for content data; and a positional data transmitting unit. The data receiver includes a scheduled port querying unit that is configured to transmit to the communication device a query querying the communication device for a scheduled port. The communication device further includes: a scheduled port notifying unit that, upon receiving the scheduled port query from the data receiver, transmits to the data receiver a scheduled port notification indicating the scheduled port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Matsushita
  • Patent number: 8320011
    Abstract: An image forming device includes a printing unit configured to print images on a recording sheet, a page number acquiring unit configured to acquire a common page number which is common among a plurality of files subject to be printed, a page extracting unit configured to extract a page of image from page data contained in each of the plurality of files based on the common page number acquired by the page number acquiring unit, and a print control unit configured to control the printing unit to print a plurality of images respectively extracted from the plurality of files, which are extracted by the page extracting unit, on a page of a recording sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kunihiko Sakurai, Norio Mizutani, Kousuke Fukaya
  • Patent number: 8317803
    Abstract: A surgery equipment holding device including a holder for holding surgical equipment, a bar connected to the holder, a brake which operatively engages the bar for stopping movement of the bar, and a pair of switches for switching being an active state and an inactive state of the brake. The surgery equipment holding device is characterized in the operation thereof at the time of disengaging the fixation state, and exhibits excellent operability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Otsuka, Toru Shinmura, Kenji Omachi
  • Patent number: 8321704
    Abstract: A method and system for managing electric power consumption by elements of a distributed computing system comprises: determining one or more system metrics that relate to electric power usage as consumed by elements of a configured distributed environment; determining a system value in response to the one or more system metrics, the value determined according to one or more value criteria; and, while in-progress applications are being run in the computing environment, evaluating one or more potential changes in the distributed computing environment and determining an alternate system value based on the changes; and, re-configuring elements of the distributed computing environment dynamically while the computing environment is operating, in accordance with a determined alternate system value. The re-configuring elements step is in accordance with a potential change operative to alter electric power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edward P. Clarke, Jr., Lorraine M. Herger, Marcel-Catalin Rosu, Frank A. Schaffa, Edith H. Stern
  • Patent number: 8320016
    Abstract: An image processing method includes steps of acquiring a first two-dimensional parallelogram image, creating a second two-dimensional parallelogram image by dividing the first image into two figures by a line along a predetermined scanning direction and joining together respective sides of the two figures corresponding to an upper base and a lower base of the first image, calculating a value w representing a numerical number of pixels constituting an upper base or a lower base of the second image and a value h representing a numerical number of pixels in a height direction of the second image, securing a w×h two-dimensional memory space, writing pixel values on each scanning line of the second image, sequentially in a scanning order, onto a corresponding scanning line of the two-dimensional memory space, and storing supplementary information of the second image in association with the two-dimensional memory space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Hattori
  • Patent number: 8318696
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel synthetic polysaccharides with antithrombotic activity exhibiting at least one covalent bond with biotin or a biotin derivative and to a process employing avidin or streptavidin which makes it possible to neutralize these polysaccharides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Philippe Duchaussoy, Jean-Marc Herbert, Maurice Petitou, Pierre Savi
  • Patent number: 8318189
    Abstract: A capsule medication administration system includes: a first capsule for internal body marking; a second capsule for medication; a marking device which makes a marking within a living body; a drug retention section which retains a drug; a release device which releases the drug; a detection device which detects the marking; a decision device which decides whether or not a marking which has been detected by the detection device is a specified marking; and a release control device which operates the release device, if it has been decided by the decision device that it is the specified marking; wherein the first capsule comprises the marking device. The second capsule comprises the drug retention section and the release device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hironobu Takizawa, Akio Uchiyama, Hidetake Segawa, Masahiro Takata, Hideki Koyanagi