Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
  • Patent number: 8351397
    Abstract: Aspects of a method and system for detecting enhanced relative grants in a wireless communications system may include determining one or more signed signal power levels, wherein the one or more signed signal power levels may be positive E-RGCH signal levels or negative E-HICH signal levels. A probability density function may be estimated from the determined one or more signed signal power levels, and a decision threshold based on the estimated probability density function may be set. The probability density function may be estimated based on symmetry of the probability density function. The decision threshold may be set to achieve a desired probability of false positive detections. The decision threshold may be used to distinguish a received HOLD signal from a received DOWN signal for an E-RGCH channel, or to distinguish a received DTX signal from a received ACK signal for an E-HICH channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Jamie Menjay Lin
  • Patent number: 8351552
    Abstract: A communication receiver includes a front end, which is arranged to receive a Radio Frequency (RF) signal, which includes modulated symbols carrying data that have been encoded by a block Forward Error Correction (FEC) code. The front end converts the RF signal to a sequence of soft received symbols, wherein the soft received symbols are subject to distortion by at least first and second noise components having respective at least first and second statistical distributions. A metric calculation unit is arranged to process the soft received symbols so as to extract parameters indicative of the at least first and second statistical distributions, and to compute FEC metrics based on the extracted parameters. A FEC decoder is arranged to accept the FEC metrics as input, and to process the metrics in an iterative FEC decoding process so as to decode the FEC code and reconstruct the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Provigent Ltd.
    Inventors: Zohar Montekyo, Ronen Yonesi, Jonathan Friedmann
  • Patent number: 8351870
    Abstract: Methods and systems for vector combining power amplification are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a plurality of signals are individually amplified, then summed to form a desired time-varying complex envelope signal. Phase and/or frequency characteristics of one or more of the signals are controlled to provide the desired phase, frequency, and/or amplitude characteristics of the desired time-varying complex envelope signal. In another embodiment, a time-varying complex envelope signal is decomposed into a plurality of constant envelope constituent signals. The constituent signals are amplified equally or substantially equally, and then summed to construct an amplified version of the original time-varying envelope signal. Embodiments also perform frequency up-conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Sorrells, Gregory S. Rawlins, Michael W. Rawlins
  • Patent number: 8349895
    Abstract: A method and product for improving maternal and child health through nutrition. Omega-6 fatty acid and/or omega-3 fatty acid are provided to a woman and/or child prior to, during and/or after pregnancy to improve the health of the woman and her child. The ratios of the omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids vary during various stages, e.g., pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and post-pregnancy. The omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids can be in a variety of forms, such as at least one of highly purified algal oil comprising 70% by weight or more of the desired HUFA, triglyceride oil combined with phospholipid, phospholipid, protein and phospholipid combination, or dried marine microalgae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventor: Mary Van Elswyk
  • Patent number: 8351560
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for phase interpolator based transmission clock control. The system includes a transmitter having a phase interpolator coupled to a master timing generator and a transmission module. The phase interpolator is also coupled to a receiver interpolator control module and/or an external interpolator control module. When the system is operating in repeat mode, the transmitter phase interpolator receives a control signal from a receiver interpolator control module. The transmitter phase interpolator uses the signal to synchronize the transmission clock to the sampling clock. When the system is operating in test mode, a user defines a transmission data profile in an external interpolator control module. The external interpolator control module generates a control signal based on the profile. The transmitter phase interpolator uses the signal to generate a transmission clock that is used by the transmission module to generate a data stream having the desired profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron W. Buchwald, Michael Le, Hui Wang, Howard A. Baumer, Pieter Vorenkamp
  • Patent number: 8351855
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, apparatuses, and methods for providing a proximity coupling without Ohmic contact. Such a system includes a plurality of wireless-enabled components (WECs) that are wirelessly coupled to each other. Each WEC includes a metal-based element, a substrate, and a semiconductor layer that separates the metal-based element from the substrate. A signal is configured to be transmitted via a proximity coupling (e.g., a magnetic coupling, an electric coupling, and/or an electromagnetic coupling) between the metal-based element and the substrate without an Ohmic contact between the metal-based element and the substrate. In an example, a first subset of the plurality of the WECs is co-located on a first chip, and a second subset of the plurality of the WECs is co-located on a second chip. The first chip and the second chip may be located in a single device or in separate devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Jesus Alfonso Castaneda, Arya Reza Behzad, Michael Boers, Ahmadreza Reza Rofougaran, Sam Ziqun Zhao
  • Patent number: 8351022
    Abstract: A radiation beam modification apparatus for controlling a property of a beam of radiation in a lithographic apparatus includes a flexible sheet provided with a plurality of apertures, and a positioning apparatus comprising a first rotatable member and a second rotatable member, wherein a first end portion of the flexible sheet is coupled to the first rotatable member, a second end portion of the flexible sheet is coupled to the second rotatable member and a central portion of the flexible sheet extends between the first rotatable member and the second rotatable member. The apertures may be used to control the numerical aperture of a projection system of a lithographic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Petrus De Boeij, Leon Martin Levasier
  • Patent number: 8350755
    Abstract: A communication device within a GNSS group propagates GNSS assistance data to one or more other communication devices in the GNSS group utilizing direct device-to-device connections. The GNSS assistance data comprises ephemeris received from one or more GNSS satellites and/or predicted ephemeris. As a source device, the communication device generates, and/or acquires from other resources such as a remote location server, the predicted ephemeris. As a destination device, the communication device receives existing GNSS assistance data from a source device and/or other communication devices in the GNSS group. A GNSS position for the communication device and corresponding time information are used to refresh the received GNSS assistance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Abraham, Mark Buer, David Garrett, Jeyhan Karaoguz, David Albert Lundgren, David Murray
  • Patent number: 8352967
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a system that executes a plugin for a web browser. During operation, the system obtains the plugin as a native code module and executes the native code module in a secure runtime environment. Next, the system enables communication between the native code module and the web browser by providing an interface bridge between the native code module and the web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Antoine Labour, Matthew Papakipos, Shiki Okasaka, Jeffrey Timanus
  • Patent number: 8351161
    Abstract: The present invention provides a magnetic head suspension, wherein a supporting portion such as an arm or base plate includes a pair of supporting pieces extending from its opposite sides in the widthwise direction to a tip-end side of the suspension, and a concave portion which is defined by the pair of supporting pieces and is opened toward the tip-end side of the suspension, there is provided an elastically-deformable elastic plate which is connected to the pair of supporting pieces at a first end and a second end in the widthwise direction of the magnetic head suspension, the member forming the load beam portion is connected to the elastic plate, and the elastic plate forms the load bending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Suncall Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Takasugi, Yasuo Fujimoto, Kenji Mashimo
  • Patent number: 8352754
    Abstract: In a communications system, such as a Power-Over-Ethernet system, where power supply equipment (PSE) supplies power to powered requiring devices (PRDs), a system and method of dynamic power management is implemented. The system and method monitors the power consumed at each port by the PRDs. Based on this monitoring, the PSE dynamically determines the minimum power which can be allocated to each PRD, and so dynamically maximizes the available reserve power. The PSE maintains a queue or queues wherein PRDs are listed in order of a power allocation priority. When additional power is available, the PSE preferentially allocates power to a PRD or PRDs which have higher priority. The system and method of the present invention minimizes the power allocated to each individual network device, as a result of which the total number of network devices that can be supported with the available power may be maximized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: David Kun Chin
  • Patent number: 8351556
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing signals in a receiver are disclosed herein and may include updating a plurality of filter taps utilizing at least one channel response vector and at least one correlation vector, for a plurality of received clusters, based on initialized values related to the at least one channel response vector and the at least one correlation vector. At least a portion of the received signal clusters may be filtered utilizing at least a portion of the updated plurality of filter taps. The update may be repeated whenever a specified signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for the received signal clusters is reached. The initialized values may be updated during a plurality of iterations, and the update may be repeated whenever a specified number of the plurality of iterations is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Kent, Uri Landau, Severine Catreux-Erceg, Vinko Erceg, Ning Kong, Pieter Roux
  • Patent number: 8351468
    Abstract: As additional channels are added to a communication system for applications, such as standard density (SD) and eventually high density (HD) Video on Demand (VOD), additional capacity can be realized by reducing the time required to transmit content. A reduction of transmission time (or an increase of the transmission rate) can be achieved by bonding channels of the communication system. The bonded channels typically provide a statistical multiplexing gain because the additional bandwidth is treated as a large single channel for the download. Bonding channels of the communication system can provide high speed downloading of content, such as video content, far in excess of the playback rate. Using bonded channels can relax the Quality of Service (QoS) requirements of a data stream, such as a video stream, over an internet protocol (IP) network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Quigley
  • Patent number: 8350053
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the regioselective synthesis of 1-alkyl-3-halo-alkylpyrazole-4-carboxylic acid derivatives by cyclization of 2,3-disubstituted acrylic acid derivatives with hydrazines in the presence of carbonyl compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Sergii Pazenok, Norbert Lui, Arnd Neeff
  • Patent number: 8352834
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing high-speed multi-channel forward error correction using external DDR SDRAM is provided. According to one exemplary aspect, an interleaver/deinterleaver performs both read and write accesses to the DDR SDRAM that are burst-oriented by hiding active and precharge cycles in order to achieve high data rate operations. The interleaver/deinterleaver accesses data in the DDR SDRAM as read blocks and write blocks. Each block includes two data sequences. Each data sequence further includes a predetermined number of data words to be interleaved/deinterleaved. The PRECHARGE and ACTIVE command for one data sequence is issued when a preceding data sequence is being processed. Data in one read/write data sequence has the same row address within the same bank of the DDR SDRAM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: BroadLogic Network Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Binfan Liu, Junyi Xu
  • Patent number: D673898
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Ohashi
  • Patent number: D673900
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shingo Kuwano
  • Patent number: D673947
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steve Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Vincent Keane Seid, legal representative, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: D673974
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Sepulveda
  • Patent number: D673975
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniel J. Coster, Anton Davydov, Daniele De Iuliis, Jorge Fino, M. Evans Hankey, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Policarpo Wood, Rico Zorkendorfer