Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Patent number: 8353007
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for identifying a wireless network are provided. In exemplary embodiments, a method includes at least a digital device receiving network information associated with a network, generating an access identifier based on the network information, generating a credential request including the access identifier, providing the credential request to a credential server, receiving a credential request response from the credential server, the credential request response comprising network credentials to access the network, and providing the network credentials to a network device to access the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Devicescape Software, Inc.
    Inventor: John Gordon
  • Patent number: 8348139
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide laminate composite preform foils for high-temperature Pb-free soldering applications. The laminate composite preform foil is composed of a high-melting, ductile metal or alloy core layer and a low-melting solder coating layer at either side of the core layer. During soldering, the core metal, liquid solder layer, and substrate metals react and consume the low-melting solder phase to form high-melting intermetallic compound phases (IMCs). The resultant solder joint is composed of a ductile core layer sandwiched by the IMCs layers at substrate sides. The joint has a much higher remelt temperature than the original melting temperature of the initial solder alloy coating, allowing subsequent mounting of packaged devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Indium Corporation
    Inventors: Weiping Liu, Ning-Cheng Lee
  • Patent number: 8351434
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving network performance. A method of transmitting packet data across a network includes a transmitting network device establishing a reservation to transmit traffic to a plurality of wireless receiving network devices across a network; the transmitting network device transmitting a sequence of packets across the network, wherein a packet of the sequence of packets includes data requesting the receivers acknowledge receipt of the packet; the transmitting network device waiting for a predetermined time to receive acknowledgement of receipt of the packet from the wireless receiving network devices; the transmitting network device retransmitting a packet across the network only if it does not receive an acknowledgement for that packet from any of the wireless receiving network devices within the predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Takayasu Fukuda, Michael Buyanin, Alaa Muqattash
  • Patent number: 8350698
    Abstract: A security system comprises one or more sensor devices configured to detect conditions at one or more sites; one or more checkpoints at each of said one or more sites configured to receive signals from the one or more sensor devices; and a central headquarters processor configured to receive signals indicative of the conditions detected at said one or more sites from the one or more checkpoints. The central headquarters processor is configured to process the signals to determine if an event has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Richman Management Corporation
    Inventor: Lawrence Richman
  • Patent number: 8348153
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for providing long term storage of customized transaction card images, comprising the steps of approving or rejecting a selected customized image, marking the customized image as approved or rejected, packaging the customized image into an image file for a transaction card issuer, sending the image file to the transaction card issuer via a secure transfer process, and sending the image file to long term storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Tom Ferrara, Billy Wu, Anna Whelan, Peter Weinberger
  • Patent number: 8345783
    Abstract: Phase tracking in an OFDM symbol comprises determining a sufficient statistic for CFO and SFO estimation from a differential metric between a current OFDM symbol and a previous OFDM symbol transmitted on the same frequency band. The sufficient statistics corresponding to positive pilot tones are combined with those corresponding to negative pilot tones to estimate the CFO and SFO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Dumitru Mihai Ionescu, Haidong Zhu, Abu Amanullah
  • Patent number: 8347355
    Abstract: Networking as a Service (NaaS) delivers network services using remote appliances controlled by a hosted, multi-tenant management system. The system may include a heartbeating process for communication between a web-based server and appliances, in which the appliances periodically contact the management system on the server. The heartbeating process allows the appliances to maintain a completely up-to-date configuration. Furthermore, heartbeating allows for comprehensive monitoring of appliances and for software distribution. The system may also include means for authenticating appliances, without the need for pre-installed PSKs or certificates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Aerohive Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Steven Mower, Matthew Alan Palmer, Steven Couch Mayhew
  • Patent number: 8344813
    Abstract: A systems and methods for providing phase lock conditions detection, such as a quality of phase lock and loss of lock detection, are described herein. One exemplary method comprises detecting an output frequency, comparing the output frequency with a first reference signal, providing a first signal and a second signal as a function of the output frequency and first reference signal comparison, receiving a predetermined threshold from a second reference signal, monitoring a deviation of the first and second signals from the predetermined threshold, generating a third signal as a function of the deviation, comparing the third signal to a window threshold wherein the window threshold is set based on a predetermined loop variable, generating a fourth signal a function of the third signal and the window threshold comparison, and providing an alarm based on the fourth signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Harris Stratex Networks Operating Corporation
    Inventor: Alan Victor
  • Patent number: 8346223
    Abstract: A method of delivering a user specific customized service to a mobile user device is disclosed. User specific customized service information is received over a first channel. An identifier for the user specific customized service is generated. A link is sent that includes the identifier of the user specific customized service over a second channel. The user specific customized service identifier is received. The user specific customized service over a third channel is sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Flurry, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean N. Byrnes, Gabriel Vanrenen, Dan Scholnick
  • Patent number: 8339209
    Abstract: An inductor architecture for resonant clock distribution networks is described. This architecture allows for the adjustment of the natural frequency of a resonant clock distribution network, so that it achieves energy-efficient operation at multiple clock frequencies. The proposed architecture exhibits no inductor overheads. Such an architecture is generally applicable to semiconductor devices with multiple clock frequencies, and high-performance and low-power clocking requirements such as microprocessors, ASICs, and SOCs. Moreover, it is applicable to the binning of semiconductor devices according to achievable performance levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cyclos Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Marios C. Papaefthymiou, Alexander Ishii
  • Patent number: 8337814
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the treatment of infections and the associated symptoms of sinusitis, rhinitis and related neurological disorders of the cranial cavity and facial tissue. More specifically, the present invention is directed to aerosols that are used to treat infections and the associated symptoms of sinusitis, rhinitis and related neurological disorders of the cranial cavity and facial tissue, compositions from which the aerosols are generated and methods of generating the aerosols. In an aerosol aspect of the present invention, an aerosol for delivery to the sinus cavity of a patient is provided. The aerosol includes at least: a) one or more compounds selected from antibiotics, antifungals, leukotriene antagonists, anti-TNF compounds, antihistamines, steroidal antiinflammatories, mucolytics, estrogen, progesterone and related hormones; and, b) water The compounds are present in the water at a concentration ranging from 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Topical Sinus Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Scott Osbakken, Russell N. Reitz, John C. Tarrant
  • Patent number: 8338405
    Abstract: The invention includes a compound of formula I: wherein R1, X, Z, n, and m have any of the values described herein, as well as salts of such compounds, compositions comprising such compounds, and therapeutic methods that comprise the administration of such compounds. The compounds are inhibitors of PDE4 function and are useful for improving cognitive function in animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Dart Neuroscience LLC
    Inventors: Terence P. Keenan, Alan P. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8340634
    Abstract: Enhanced roaming services and converged networks with device assisted services and a proxy is provided. In some embodiments, enhanced roaming services and converged networks with device assisted services and a proxy includes collecting device generated service usage information for one or more devices in wireless communication on the wireless network; and providing the device generated service usage information in a syntax and a communication protocol that can be used by other network devices to augment or replace network generated service usage information for the one or more devices in wireless communication on the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Headwater Partners I, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory G. Raleigh
  • Patent number: 8328090
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for providing stand-in services for transaction card customization, wherein a transaction card franchiser provides the stand-in services for the transaction card issuer with regard to transaction card applicant email notification with respect to approval/rejection decisions and/or billing the transaction card applicant for the cost of a new transaction card on behalf the transaction card issuer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Tom Ferrara, Anna Whelan, Peter Weinberger
  • Patent number: 8331901
    Abstract: Various embodiments are disclosed for a services policy communication system and method. In some embodiments, a communications device implements a service profile for assisting control of the communications device use of a service on a network, in which the service profile includes service policy settings, and the service profile is associated with an ambient service plan that provides for initial access to the service with limited service capabilities prior to activation of a new service plan; and monitors use of the service based on the service profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Headwater Partners I, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory G. Raleigh
  • Patent number: 8325858
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are provided for estimating noise variance using a long-term data aided algorithm and an interference variance using a short-term data aided algorithm. Using these estimations, an interference hypothesis may be determined. Some embodiments compute the variance for a decision directed noise sample, convert the variance for the decision directed noise to a true noise variance per packet, and convert the variance for the decision directed noise to a true noise variance per symbol. The interference hypothesis may be based on the noise variance estimations per symbol and the noise variance estimation per packet. Some embodiments determine the presence of noise based on a comparison of the noise variance per packet, the noise variance per symbol, and each hypothesis and compute the long-term noise variance. Using the long-term noise variance in place of the variance for a decision directed noise sample for a subsequent determination of interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Entropic Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Saeid Safavi
  • Patent number: 8326958
    Abstract: Various embodiments are disclosed for a services policy communication system and method. In some embodiments, a communications device implements a service policy for assisting control of the communications device use of a service on a network; monitors use of the service based on the service policy, in which the monitored use includes a service activation of the communications device; and reports the monitored use of the service to a network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Headwater Partners I, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory G. Raleigh
  • Patent number: 8320566
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that allow multiple transmitting network devices to transmit under an orthogonal frequency divisional multiple access (OFDMA) mode to a receiving network device. The multiple transmitting network devices may be configured to perform constellation scrambling on the symbols they will be transmitting using a predetermined scrambling sequence. They may be further configured to synchronize their use of the sequence, for example, by advancing the sequence for each available subcarrier, such that the receiving device may view the payload as if it were sent by a single transmitter. Accordingly, these multiple transmissions may be descrambled using only one instance of a sequence generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Entropic Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Arndt Mueller
  • Patent number: D671788
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Brinkman Corporation
    Inventor: Owen Alan Slater
  • Patent number: D672745
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Performance Designed Products LLC
    Inventors: Tark Abed, Gerard Lambert Block, Nicholas Peter deSomov, Bradley M. Strahle