Patents Represented by Attorney Silicon Valley Patent Group
  • Patent number: 8345232
    Abstract: An inspection system includes imaging optics for imaging an object plane into an image plane. The imaging optics include an objective lens having positive optical power, a first lens group having negative optical power, and a second lens group having positive optical power. The optical elements are arranged along a common unfolded optical axis with a pupil plane of the imaging optics located between the first lens group and the second lens group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nanda Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Markwort, Rajeshwar Chhibber, Klaus Eckerl, Norbert Harendt
  • Patent number: 8341609
    Abstract: A computer is programmed to automatically identify multiple sequences of executable code such that each sequence fits within a page of memory. When the executable code comprising several sequences is loaded into the paged memory, each sequence is placed in its own page. The computer is further programmed to prepare a number of structures which identify a corresponding number of instructions that transfer control between sequences. Each structure identifies at least a control transfer instruction in one sequence and a target in another sequence. When loading the sequences into memory, the structures are used to replace destination addresses of control transfers between sequences with new addresses derived from base addresses of pages that have been allocated in memory to hold the sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Robert H. Lee, David Unietis, Mark Jungerman
  • Patent number: 8339529
    Abstract: A multi-domain vertical alignment liquid crystal display that does not require physical features on the substrate (such as protrusions and ITO slits) is disclosed. Each pixel of the MVA LCD is subdivided into color components, which are further divided into color dots. The color components include polarized extension regions that extend between color dots of neighboring color components (and neighboring pixels). The voltage polarity of the color dots and polarized extension regions are arranged so that fringe fields in each color dot causes multiple liquid crystal domains in each color dot. Specifically, the color dots and polarity extension regions of the display are arranged so that neighboring polarized elements have opposite polarities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hiap L. Ong and Kyoritsu Optronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiap L. Ong
  • Patent number: 8336091
    Abstract: Approaches for performing a multiple level authentication on an entity are provided. A primary authentication credential and a secondary authentication credential may be established for a user account. The primary authentication credential uniquely identifies a particular account of the software application. The secondary authentication credential uniquely identifies an entity, such as a user, application, or device, authorized to use the particular user account. Upon receiving a request to access the software application using the particular user account, a determination is made as to whether the request is accompanied by the primary authentication credentials and a secondary authentication credential associated with the particular user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel ManHung Wong
  • Patent number: 8330946
    Abstract: A method and apparatus identifies defects in a sample using photoluminescence with a silicon filter to filter out the primary excitation light from the return light received by the detector. The silicon filter passes the light emitted by the sample in response to the excitation light, while absorbing the lower wavelength excitation light that is reflected by or transmitted through the sample. The silicon filter has introduced impurities that reduce the recombination lifetime which reduces or eliminate photoluminescence in the silicon filter in response to the excitation light, thereby improving the signal to noise ratio of the signal received by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nanometrics Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrzej Buczkowski, Christopher Raymond
  • Patent number: 8327261
    Abstract: One or more computers are programmed to obtain an identifier of a natural language (“session language”). Additionally, the one or more computers are programmed to create and store in a computer memory, a webpage to be displayed to the user, including at least a title of a piece of content. In addition, the one or more computers automatically use the language identifier to select from among multiple tags that are expressed in multiple languages, a set of tags in the session language. One or more tags in the selected set are then stored in the web page in the computer memory, if the selected set is non-zero. If the number of tags in the selected set is zero (i.e. there exist no tags in the session language), in some embodiments a message is included in the webpage, indicating that there are no tags available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Pramod Agrawal, Robert Chin, Rajasimhan Baskar
  • Patent number: 8327256
    Abstract: Approaches for rendering data on a display are provided using matrix tree and matrix tree table presentation structures. A matrix table is rendered on a display. The matrix table comprises a set of columns and a set of rows. Each column is associated with a different dimension instance of a first dimension, and each row is associated with a different dimension instance of a second dimension. The intersection of each column and row is a cell. In one approach, a tree of nodes is rendered within at least one cell of the matrix table. In another approach, a tree table is rendered within at least one cell of the matrix table. The tree table comprises a tree of nodes, where each node of the tree of nodes comprises a row of data. A tree of nodes in a cell of the matrix table may be expanded or collapsed upon request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Akhil Choudhury
  • Patent number: 8317359
    Abstract: A light emitting device is produced using one or more light emitting diodes within a light mixing cavity formed by surrounding sidewalls. The light emitting device includes a light adjustment member that is movable to alter the shape or color of the light produced by the light emitting device. For example, the light adjustment member may alter the exposure of the wavelength converting area to the light emitted that is emitted by the light emitting diode in the light mixing cavity. Alternatively, the height of a lens may be adjusted to change the width of the beam produced. Alternatively, a movable substrate with areas of different wavelength converting materials may adjustably cover the output port of the light mixing cavity to alter the color point of the light produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Xicato, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Harbers, Mark A. Pugh, Menne T. de Roos, John S. Yriberri, Peter K. Tseng
  • Patent number: 8319918
    Abstract: A multi-domain vertical alignment liquid crystal display that does not require physical features on the substrate (such as protrusions and ITO slits) is disclosed. Each pixel of the MVALCD is subdivided into color components, which are further divided into color dots. The polarity of the color dots are arranged so that fringe fields from adjacent color dots causes multiple liquid crystal domains in each color dot. Specifically, the color dots of a pixel are arranged so that each color dot of a first polarity has four neighboring pixels of a second polarity. Thus, a checkerboard pattern of polarities is formed. Furthermore, the checkerboard pattern is extended across multiple pixels in the MVALCD. In addition, many display unit include multiple pixel designs to improve color distribution or electrical distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Kyoritsu Optronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiap L. Ong
  • Patent number: 8314603
    Abstract: A network cable includes a data cable with cable connectors at opposing ends. A tracer optical waveguide is connected to the data cable, e.g., within the same jacket or by connectors such as heat shrink tubing. The ends of the tracer optical waveguide are physically separate from corresponding ends of the optical waveguide, e.g., the ends of the tracer optical waveguide furcate from the data cable. In use, a light signal is introduced into one end of the tracer optical waveguide, e.g., by Visual Fault Locator, and the light signal is emitted and can be observed from the opposing end, thereby identifying corresponding ends of the tracer optical waveguide, and thus, opposing ends of the connected data cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Realm Communications Group, Inc.
    Inventor: John B. Russell
  • Patent number: 8310880
    Abstract: A controller uses N dedicated ports to receive N signals from N non-volatile memories independent of each other, and uses a bus in a time shared manner to transfer data to and from the N non-volatile memories. The controller receives from a processor, multiple operations to perform data transfers, and stores the operations along with a valid bit set active by the processor. When a signal from a non-volatile memory is active indicating its readiness and when a corresponding operation has a valid bit active, the controller starts performance of the operation. When the readiness signal becomes inactive, the controller internally suspends the operation and starts performing another operation on another non-volatile memory whose readiness signal is active and for which an operation is valid. A suspended operation may be resumed any time after the corresponding readiness signal becomes active and on operation completion the valid bit is set inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: 248 Solid State, Inc.
    Inventors: Reinhard Kuehne, Vivian Chou
  • Patent number: 8297766
    Abstract: A lighting module includes a light output window, at least one side wall that defines a cavity and a mounting plate, and at least one light source, and at least one reflector that is within the cavity. The light output window may be one of the side walls in a side-emitting configuration. The spectral distribution of the light coming out of the light output window may be changed by manipulating the relative position of the side wall to the at least one reflector that is within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Xicato, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Harbers, Mark A Pugh, Menne T de Roos, Peter K. Tseng
  • Patent number: 8297767
    Abstract: An illumination module includes a plurality of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and a light conversion sub-assembly mounted near but physically separated from the LEDs. The light conversion sub-assembly includes at least a portion that is a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) material that also includes a wavelength converting material. Despite being less reflective than other materials that may be used in the light conversion sub-assembly, the PTFE material unexpectedly produces an increase in luminous output, compared to other more reflective materials, when the PTFE material includes a wavelength converting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Xicato, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter K. Tseng, Gerard Harbers
  • Patent number: 8296316
    Abstract: A new continuous query to a data stream management system (DSMS) may use several operators that are equivalent to operators currently being used by continuous queries that have been previously registered in the DSMS. To determine equivalence of operators, the DSMS checks at least the function and the data input to the operators. On finding equivalence, the DSMS modifies a global plan being executed, to use at least an existing subtree of operators during execution of the new continuous query, to generate a modified plan. The DSMS is also programmed to cause each relation source operator (which outputs a relation) to propagate a current state of the relation to each operator newly coupled to the relational operator. After propagation of current state to newly-coupled operators, each operator in the modified plan processes any new data and supplies the result to all operators coupled thereto, including newly-coupled operators and existing operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Namit Jain, Anand Srinivasan, Shailendra Kumar Mishra
  • Patent number: 8296200
    Abstract: Mechanisms and approaches for a collaborative financial close portal are provided. A client receives display data, which when rendered by the client, depicts a collaborative financial close portal that supports one or more workspaces. Each of the one or more workspaces may be used by a different set of users to perform activities related to a financial close process. The one or more workspaces are arranged in a hierarchical relationship. In response to receiving identification data that identifies a user of the client, additional display data is sent to the client, which when rendered, depicts a particular workspace for which the user is granted access. The depiction of the particular workspace includes depicting status information about financial close activities associated with one or more workspaces lower in the hierarchal relationship than the particular workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Keshava Mangipudi, Amira Morcos, Jeremias Romana, Bhupinder Sondhi
  • Patent number: 8292482
    Abstract: A mounting collar on a light fixture provides a compressive force between the illumination module and a light fixture. For example, a mounting collar that is fixed to the light fixture may engage with an illumination module to deform elastic mounting members on the illumination module to generate the compressive force. The mounting collar may include tapered features on first and second members that are moveable with respect to each other and that when engaged generate the compressive force. The mounting collar may include elastic mounting members on first and second members that move with respect to each other, wherein the movement deforms the elastic mounting members to generate the compressive force. The mounting collar may include an elastic member, wherein movement movement of the mounting collar relative to a light fixture deforms the elastic member to generate the compressive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Xicato, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Harbers, Gregory W. Eng, Christopher R. Reed, Peter K. Tseng, John S. Yriberri
  • Patent number: 8289818
    Abstract: A magneto-optical transducer including a magnetic layer on a transparent, non-magnetic substrate is used to characterize the performance of a write head based on optically detected magnetization in the magnetic layer. The write head sample is held in contact with or near the magnetic layer, which is illuminated through the substrate with linearly polarized light. Magnetization in the write head produces a magnetization in the magnetic layer, which alters the polarization state in reflected light. The reflected light is analyzed and the intensity detected using an optical detector, such as one or more photo-detectors or a camera. The performance of the write head can then be characterized using the detected intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Infinitum Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander M. Taratorin, Juergen Heidmann
  • Patent number: 8285688
    Abstract: A repository contains multiple versions of an object but only a single version of the object is supplied when a query is made. The single version is automatically selected from among a number of versions, based on a configuration associated with a workspace in which the query originates. The selected version is presented in a version resolved view, without exposing any information related to versioning of the object. A number of configurations are established, each configuration containing no more than one version of each object in the repository. However, only one configuration is associated with each workspace from which a query can originate. A single configuration is commonly associated with the workspaces of all developers. When developers decide that a set of objects in the repository is ready for use in live operation, the set of objects is “deployed” by copying the design time configuration to generate a new configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Janaki Krishnaswamy, Bhagat Vikram Nainani, Oleg Y. Nickolayev, Vishal Saxena, William George Stallard, David Wheeler Bruce Thompson
  • Patent number: 8281990
    Abstract: An implementation of a system and method for processing transfer rides associated with at least one public transit network is provided. The system and method preprocess transactions to consolidate or eliminate unnecessary transactions with a financial institution clearing and settlement network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Smart Systems Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Martin Friedrich Ludwig Silbernagl
  • Patent number: 8260600
    Abstract: Method and system are disclosed for simulating a circuit. The method includes representing a circuit using a matrix that represents a set of linear equations to be solved, identifying a delta matrix, which is a subset of the matrix that changed states from a previous time step to a current time step, computing an update of the delta matrix using a matrix decomposition approach, generating a current state of the matrix using a previous state of the matrix and the update of the delta matrix, and storing the current state of the matrix in a memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Proplus Design Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Linzhong Deng, Bruce McGaughy