Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • 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: 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: 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: 8345921
    Abstract: Embodiments of this invention relate to detecting and blurring images. In an embodiment, a system detects objects in a photographic image. The system includes an object detector module configured to detect regions of the photographic image that include objects of a particular type at least based on the content of the photographic image. The system further includes a false positive detector module configured to determine whether each region detected by the object detector module includes an object of the particular type at least based on information about the context in which the photographic image was taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Frome, German Cheung, Ahmad Abdulkader, Marco Zennaro, Bo Wu, Alessandro Bissacco, Hartmut Neven, Luc Vincent, Hartwig Adam
  • Patent number: 8338396
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of preventing pregnancy and treating PMS including PMDD. More particularly, the invention relates to a method, which involves administering one of several combination oral contraceptive regimens in combination with an antidepressant and a kit containing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Teva Women's Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Bell, Carole Ben-Maimon, Beata Iskold
  • Patent number: 8341125
    Abstract: Managing a log-full condition of a transaction log in a transaction processing system, where the transaction log has a plurality of log records each associated with a particular transaction. When a log-full condition is detected, the active transaction having the oldest log entry of all active transactions is identified and logging for all transactions except for the identified transaction is temporarily suspended. A dynamic transaction backout of the identified transaction is initiated, with the writing of a backout record for the identified transaction to the log being delayed. Confirmation that the backout has completed is awaited before trimming the log. Then the delayed backout record for the identified transaction is written to the log, and normal logging is resumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Ian James Mitchell, Andrew Wright
  • Patent number: 8341407
    Abstract: Even with proper access privilege, when a secured file is classified, at least security clearance (e.g. a clearance key) is needed to ensure those who have the right security clearance can ultimately access the contents in the classified secured file. According to one embodiment, referred to as a two-0pronged access scheme, a security clearance key is generated and assigned in accordance with a user's security access level. A security clearance key may range from most classified to non-classified. Depending on implementation, a security clearance key with a security level may be so configured that the key can be used to access secured files classified at or lower than the security level or multiple auxiliary keys are provided when a corresponding security clearance key is being requested. The auxiliary keys are those keys generated to facilitate access to secured files classified respectively less than the corresponding security or confidentiality level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Guardian Data Storage, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Mark Kinghorn, Denis Jacques Paul Garcia
  • Patent number: 8341406
    Abstract: With files secured by encryption techniques, keys are often required to gain access to the secured files. Techniques for providing and using multiple levels of keystores for securing the keys are disclosed. The keystores store keys that are needed by users in order to access secured files. The different levels of keystores offer compromises between security and flexibility/ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Guardian Data Storage, LLC
    Inventor: Hal S. Hildebrand
  • Patent number: D673109
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuji Miyazaki
  • Patent number: D673148
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Evans Hankey, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steve Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: D673515
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Stewart Corbin, Stephen McClure, Brianna Celeste Wilson Green, Alex Chun Lap Yeung
  • Patent number: D673563
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 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, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: RE43905
    Abstract: A system, method and carrier medium for modeling a Financial Service Organization (FSO) business in a computer software program and for storing the model of the FSO business in a database. An object-oriented business model representing the FSO may be created and stored in a business model database. The one or more business objects included in the business model may be configured to describe various products, methods, functions and properties associated with an FSO. A process map business object may describe a process workflow. The process workflow may identify a sequence of tasks to be performed by an FSO production system to process an FSO transaction. The sequence of tasks associated with an FSO transaction may be consistent with pre-defined business logic for the transaction. Selecting a task object from a plurality of task objects and transferring the task object to a process map display representing the process map business object may create the process workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Comp Sci Holdings, Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Steven E. Bierenbaum
  • Patent number: RE43906
    Abstract: Digital assets are in a secured form that only those with granted access rights can access. Even with the proper access privilege, when a secured file is classified, at least a security clearance key is needed to ensure those who have the right security clearance can ultimately access the contents in the classified secured file. According to one embodiment, a secured file or secured document includes two parts: a header, and an encrypted data portion. The header includes security information that points to or includes access rules, a protection key and a file key. The access rules facilitate restrictive access to the encrypted data portion and essentially determine who the secured document can be accessed. The file key is used to encrypt/decrypt the encrypted data portion and protected by the protection key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Guardian Data Storage LLC
    Inventor: Denis Jacques Paul Garcia
  • 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: D673948
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 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, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: D673949
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 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: 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