Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • Patent number: 8321392
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for invoking an operation to change a current data row of a table in a local database. As a result, a pending change data row is inserted in the table, distinguished by a primary key comprising a common key value and a pending change indicator. The pending change is then submitted for synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sybase, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Ireland, David Clegg, Michael Ho, Hemal Pandya, Guo-ping Zhang
  • Patent number: 8321429
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for processing a database query are presented. Steps for creating a secondary enumeration when necessary and utilizing the secondary enumeration to improve query operations by processing enumeration values of the secondary enumeration instead of data represented by the enumeration values are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sybase, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Kirk, David E. Walrath, Roland F. McKenney, Roger D. MacNicol
  • Patent number: 8320857
    Abstract: Methods and systems for loop-through for multi-band TV tuners and set-top box and/or TV set applications are disclosed and may include generating master and slave output signals from one or more low-noise amplifiers including master and slave stages. The master and slave stages may include parallel-coupled gain paths. Gate terminals and source terminals of input transistors for the master and slave stages may be directly coupled. The input transistors for the master and slave stages may share an inductor coupled to the source terminals and to ground. The master and slave stages may include cascode stages. VHF and UHF signals may be amplified in the multi-band receiver. The generated master output signal may be processed in the multi-band receiver, and may be utilized to generate I and Q output signals. A plurality of the slave output signals may be summed and communicated to a receiver external to the multi-band receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Aristeidis Kyranas, Hamed Peyravi, Konstantinos Vavelidis, Nikolaos Kanakaris
  • Patent number: 8320874
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for providing an interoperable communications system including a plurality of otherwise disjunct communication systems each including at least one communications device. The system includes a plurality of system interface controllers each coupled to one of the communication systems and a common network for connecting the communication system and associated communications devices to the common network. A controller is coupled to each of the system interface controllers. The system interface controller being operable in response to commands from an authorized controller wherein the connection between each of the communication systems and the common network is controlled by a controller associated with, and authorized to control each communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Mills, Joseph Boucher
  • Patent number: 8321499
    Abstract: A method for controlling a user station configured for communications with a multiplicity of independently-operated data sources via a non-proprietary network includes steps for providing a user interface to enable a user at the user station to select multiple ones of the multiplicity of independently-operated data object sources to be polled; automatically polling each of the selected data object sources in order to determine availability of desired data at each of the selected data object sources; and automatically transporting desired data determined to be available from each of the selected data object sources to the user station. Software and a user station for implementing the method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures I LLC
    Inventor: Richard R. Reisman
  • Patent number: 8316382
    Abstract: The present invention throttles notifications to a user based on changes in particular state values. A computer-implemented method manages notifications of changes to one or more settings of an application. The method includes: displaying a first notification of a change of a setting to a value; updating a count of notifications displayed for the value; and throttling a subsequent notification of a subsequent change of the setting to the value if the count exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Gueorgui Djabarov, Yefim Tetelman
  • Patent number: 8316252
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system are provided for controlling a clock distribution network. For example, an embodiment of the method can include programming a predetermined delay time into a plurality of processing elements and controlling an activation and de-activation of these processing elements in a sequence based on the predetermined delay time. The processing elements are located in a system incorporating the clock distribution network, where the predetermined delay time can be programmed in a control register of a clock gate control circuit residing in the processing element. Further, when controlling the activation and de-activation of the processing elements, this activity can be controlled with a state machine based on the system's mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Mantor, Tushar K. Shah, Donald P. Lee
  • Patent number: 8315336
    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: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Sorrells, Gregory S. Rawlins, Michael W. Rawlins
  • Patent number: 8311003
    Abstract: Embodiments for a method and apparatus of selecting a transmission mode between the subscriber and a base station are disclosed. One method includes determining a predictive window. Instantaneous channel quality measurements are averaged, wherein the averaging is dependent upon a size of the predictive window. A first estimate of the transmission mode is determined based on the averaged instantaneous channel quality measurements. A margin is calculated based on reception of a qualifying downlink transmission. The transmission mode is selected by updating the first estimate with the margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Kameswara Medapalli, Djordje Tujkovic, Kamlesh Rath, Louay Jalloul, Bertrand Hochwald
  • Patent number: 8311088
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing video data are provided herein. Aspects of the method may comprise receiving on a chip, a plurality of video frames and storing a portion of the received video frames in a memory on the chip. A first portion of the stored video frames may be decoded on the chip and a second portion of the stored video frames may be encoded on the chip during the decoding. A third portion of the stored video frames may be converted from an input video format to a YUV video format. A reference frame corresponding to the converted third portion may be identified from the stored video frames. After conversion, the converted third portion of the received video frames may be utilized as the reference frame for estimating/encoding, or compensating/decoding temporal motion of the subsequently received video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Lu, Weiping Pan
  • Patent number: 8308058
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for interfacing a user device to a transaction system. An interface is provided in order to call a function on the transaction system for performing the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Sybase, Inc.
    Inventors: Raphael Sutton, Dilip Sarmah, Mark Theiding
  • Patent number: D670644
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuji Miyazaki
  • Patent number: D670692
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: D670713
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill, Mikio Inose, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Patent number: D671067
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshikazu Yasunaga
  • Patent number: D671114
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: D671126
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mikio Inose, Marcel van Os
  • Patent number: RE43825
    Abstract: A system and method forward data between processing elements. A first processing element includes an address register that stores a first memory address. A forwarding storage element is coupled to the first processing element. A second processing element, coupled to the forwarding storage element, transmits a second memory address to the forwarding storage element. The forwarding storage transmits the second memory address to the first processing element, and the first processing element compares the second memory address with the first memory address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Joel Zvi Apisdorf, Sam Brandon Sandbote, Michael Daniel Poole
  • Patent number: D671550
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elbert D. Chen, Christopher Sanders
  • Patent number: D671558
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Freddy Anzures, Alessandro Francesco Sabatelli