Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • Patent number: 8306159
    Abstract: Aspects of a method and system for decoding single antenna interference cancellation (SAIC) and redundancy processing adaptation using burst process are provided. A wireless receiver may decode bit sequences based on a first decoding algorithm that may utilize redundancy in the data and that may impose physical constraints. The receiver may also decode a received bit sequence based on a second decoding algorithm that utilizes SAIC. Received data may be processed in a burst process portion in either decoding algorithm. Burst processed data from one of the decoding algorithms may be selected based on signal-to-noise ratio and/or received signal level measurements. The selected burst processed data may be communicated to a frame processing portion of the corresponding decoding algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Arie Heiman, Huaiyu Hanks Zeng, Jie Lai, Yueheng Sun, Nelson Sollenberger, Yossy Pruzanski
  • Patent number: 8305380
    Abstract: A method of managing resources is provided. The method includes identifying a resource associated with a processor responsive to an impending transition, and copying the identified resource from a memory associated with the GPU or to the memory associated with the GPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignees: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., ATI Technologies UTC
    Inventors: David Gotwalt, Oleksandr Khodorkovsky
  • Patent number: 8305955
    Abstract: Aspects of a method and system for communication are provided. In this regard, a femtocell may receive messages from a plurality of different sources comprising one or more other femtocells, one or more cellular enabled communication devices, and one or more non-cellular network nodes. The femtocell may select, based on the received messages, a master clock within one of the plurality of different sources as a master clock for synchronization of the plurality of different sources. A femtocell clock, a global navigational satellite signal (GNSS) clock, a cellular base station clock, or a cellular enabled communication device clock may be selected as the master clock. The femtocell may transmit and/or receive synchronization messages to and/or from the one or more cellular enabled communication devices and the one or more non-cellular network nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Wael William Diab, Charles Abraham, Xuemin Sherman Chen, Vinko Erceg, Victor T. Hou, Jeyhan Karaoguz, Mark Kent
  • Patent number: 8305958
    Abstract: A method and system for advanced media access control delegated from a host device, such as a WiFi device, to a smart wireless communications module. In an embodiment, the host signals to the wireless module a list of one or more preferred networks. The wireless module offloads from the host the processing required to scan for the preferred network(s), as well as possibly other management tasks. The wireless communications module may automatically reassign the network connection from an existing network to a preferred network, or may report to the host when a preferred network is discovered. In either case, the wireless communications module may monitor the wireless environment, and scan for preferred networks, in parallel with maintaining an existing connection. The method and system allows rapid adaptation to a changing network environment, and enables lower system power consumption by distributing management functions between the host and the lower-powered wireless communications module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Mahesh D. Iyer, Venkat B. Rao
  • Patent number: 8306527
    Abstract: A method of improving frequency accuracy of a clock unit adapted to clock a femtocell local cellular communication home base station is provided. The method comprising: providing a local cellular communication home base station having an oscillator adapted to operate as a clock therein, wherein at least one cellular communication device is camped thereto, and wherein the at least one camped cellular communication device is further in communication with at least one neighboring cellular communication base station which is associated with an oscillator adapted to operate as a clock therein; periodically applying a derivative operator over periodically obtained local communication parameters and periodically obtained neighboring communication parameters thereby generating derivative communication parameters over time; and correcting the accuracy of the frequency of the clock in the femtocell local cellular communication home base station using the derivative communication parameters over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Percello Ltd.
    Inventors: Rafy Carmon, Yoav Volloch, Amir Appel, Sharon Levy
  • Patent number: 8306959
    Abstract: Methods and systems for using algorithms in relational database management systems (RDBMSs) for incremental maintenance of materialized views with outerjoins are disclosed. The algorithms achieve the following goals with respect to a class of materialized outerjoin views and the performance of update operations: relax the requirement for the existence of the primary key attributes in a select list of the view to only some of the relations (i.e., the relations referenced as a preserved side in an outerjoin); relax null-intolerant property requirements for some predicates used in the view definition (i.e., predicates referencing relations which can be null-supplied by more than one outerjoin); and implement maintenance of outerjoin views by using one update statement (e.g., MERGE, UPDATE, INSERT, or DELETE) per view for each relation referenced in the view. The algorithms allow design and implementation of the incremental maintenance of materialized views with outerjoins to be integrated into an RDBMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: iAnywhere Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Anisoara Nica
  • Patent number: 8307067
    Abstract: An improved system and approaches for protecting secured files when being used by an application (e.g., network browser) that potentially transmits the files over a network to unknown external locations are disclosed. According to one aspect, access to secured files is restricted so that unsecured versions of the secured files are not able to be transmitted over a network (e.g., the Internet) to unauthorized destinations. In one embodiment, processes operating on a computer system are monitored to determine destination locations, if any, of said processes, and then using such destination locations to determine whether to permit the processes to open files in a secure or unsecured manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Guardian Data Storage, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas M. Ryan
  • Patent number: 8306668
    Abstract: A system is disposed at a location of a utility commodity subscriber for informing the subscriber of and controlling utility commodity usage. The system includes utility meters, an information and control apparatus, and a first and second data communication link. The meters measure usage and generate usage signals. The information and control apparatus includes a microprocessor, a memory, a clock, and a user interface. The first data communication link is between the utility meters and the information and control apparatus, and the second data communication link is between the information and control apparatus and one or more central locations. The second communication link also provides rate information to the information and control apparatus and utility commodity usage data to the one or more central locations. The microprocessor computes an accumulated cost of utility commodity for a predetermined period of time. Information related to the accumulated cost is output to the subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: USCL Corporation
    Inventors: Tomer D. Tamarkin, Robert S. Block, Phillip M. Fine
  • Patent number: 8301896
    Abstract: Multi-level file digests for electronic files are disclosed. A top level digest represents a single digest for the associated electronic file. Lower level digests represent digests for portions of the associated electronic file. The top level digest is derived from the lower level digests. The top level digest is useful for facilitating rapid comparison to determine whether electronic files are the same. In one embodiment, electronic files are encrypted with a block encryption scheme, and digests are efficiently calculated and stored on a block-by-block basis. Advantageously, when modifications to an encrypted electronic file occurs, only those modified blocks need to be processed to undergo decryption and re-encryption to determine the appropriate digest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Guardian Data Storage, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Frederick Kenrich, Yevgeniy Gutnik
  • Patent number: 8301097
    Abstract: A method for processing a plurality of signals may include amplifying an input signal and generating a wideband signal from the amplified input signal. The method may further include bandpass filtering the generated wideband signal to generate a narrowband signal, and adjusting amplification of the input signal based on a narrowband received signal strength indication of the generated narrowband signal, and/or a wideband received signal strength indication of the generated wideband signal. The amplified input signal may be downconverted to generate the wideband signal. The amplified input signal may be downconverted to an intermediate frequency (IF) and/or to a baseband signal to generate the wideband signal. At least one blocker signal may be bandpass filtered from the amplified input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Hooman Darabi, Henrik T. Jensen, Brima Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 8300605
    Abstract: Enabling a standard cellular handset to be used to access a core mobile network via a generic access network is disclosed. A communication between a generic access network element and the core mobile network is intercepted. A modified version of the communication is generated. The modified communication is forwarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ahmed Tariq, Elliott Hoole, Jayesh Sukumaran, Yan Zhang
  • Patent number: 8300788
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for selecting a service to provide a service operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Millen, Joshua Guttman, John Ramsdell, Justin Sheehy, Brian Sniffen
  • Patent number: 8301781
    Abstract: The present invention relates to transferring files between browsers and other browsers or peer-to-peer (P2P) clients. In an embodiment, a system for transferring files includes a first browser and a second browser. The system may have a first client coupled to the first browser and a second client coupled to the second browser. The system may have a relay server coupled to the first and second clients configured to receive data from the first client, send the data to the second client, and send an acknowledgement to the first client upon completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Ludwig, Erik Arjan Hendriks
  • Patent number: 8300544
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a wireless subscriber requesting an Uplink (UL) grant size from a base station (BS) are disclosed. One method includes the subscriber analyzing traffic patterns of uplink data, the subscriber selecting a new grant size based on the analyzed traffic patterns, and the subscriber requesting the new grant size by signaling the new grant size to the BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Brett Schein
  • Patent number: D669906
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill, Mikio Inose, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Patent number: D669916
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    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: D670286
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, 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: RE43790
    Abstract: A circuit for the analog correlation of a 2.5 GHz signal to remove impairments such as echo, cross talk and intersymbol interference is described. Loop stability in a loop which generates an error signal and tap weights is achieved by providing a further delay from the taps of the delay line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: NetLogic Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph N. Babanezhad, Bijit Halder
  • Patent number: D670499
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    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, 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: D670643
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shingo Kuwano