Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • Patent number: 8299503
    Abstract: A memory cell for reducing the cost and complexity of modifying a revision identifier (ID) or default register values associated with an integrated circuit (IC) chip, and a method for manufacturing the same. The cell, which may be termed a “Meta-Memory Cell” (MMCEL), is implemented on metal layers only and utilizes a dual parallel metal ladder structure that traverses and covers each metal and via layer from the bottom to the top of the metal layer structure of the chip. One of the metal ladders is connected to a power supply at the bottom metal layer, corresponding to a logic 1, and another metal ladder is connected to ground at the bottom metal layer, corresponding to a logic 0. The output of the MMCEL can thus be inverted at any metal or via layer and can be inverted as often as required. Significant cost savings are achieved because a revision ID or default register bits may be modified by altering only those metal layers where design changes are necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Manolito M. Catalasan, Vafa J. Rakshani, Edmund H. Spittles, Tim Sippel, Richard Unda
  • Patent number: 8302007
    Abstract: The present invention relates to navigating in a geographic information system. In an embodiment, a method tours geographic information in a geographic information system. A set of actions for a tour is received. Each action includes a tour time. A tour time of at least one of the actions is defined by a user. Each action in the set of actions is executed to tour geographic information in the geographic information system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Barcay, Michael Weiss-Malik
  • Patent number: 8300881
    Abstract: A video transmitter identifies regions in pictures in a compressed three-dimensional (3D) video comprising a base view video and an enhancement view video. The identified regions are not referenced by other pictures in the compressed 3D video. The identified regions are watermarked. Pictures such as a high layer picture in the base view video and the enhancement view video are identified for watermarking. The identified regions in the base view and/or enhancement view videos are watermarked and multiplexed into a transport stream for transmission. An intended video receiver extracts the base view video, the enhancement view video and corresponding watermark data from the received transport stream. The corresponding extracted watermark data are synchronized with the extracted base view video and the extracted enhancement view video, respectively, for watermark insertion. The resulting base view and enhancement view videos are decoded into a left view video and a right view video, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Xuemin Chen, Samir Hulyalkar, Marcus Kellerman, Ilya Klebanov
  • Patent number: 8295484
    Abstract: An input device with an integrated security module communicates with a processing component over an insecure medium. The insecure medium may be a wireless network, software stack, or the like. According to one embodiment, the security module is integrated into an existing chip of the input device. Data generated by the input device is encoded and/or authenticated by the security module prior its transmission to the processing device. The processing device receives the input data and processes it within its own security boundary for providing selected services or information to a user or application associated with the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Buer, Ed Frank
  • Patent number: 8296583
    Abstract: The inventions relate to the delivery, transfer of content, and return of uniquely customized physical digital media. Digital content is specifically encrypted for use on a target player associated with a specific customer account. After use, the media is returned to a receiving location where use information is read from the media. Attention is given to cost of delivery, security of content, user experience in selecting, choosing, paying for, viewing or utilizing the content, and usage information created as a result of the content being utilized, rented, purchased, loaded or deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Drakez Tokaj RT. L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kelly C. Sparks, David A. Gust
  • Patent number: 8293707
    Abstract: The invention provides novel heterodimeric fusion proteins comprising a first polypeptide including an alpha subunit of FSH (?FSH) linked directly or indirectly to a binding partner of neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) and a second polypeptide including a beta subunit of FSH (?FSH) linked directly or indirectly to an FcRn binding partner. In one embodiment the FcRn binding partner includes an Fc fragment of an immunoglobulin, e.g., an Fc fragment of IgG. Also provided are methods making and using the fusion proteins of the invention. The invention provides a method for increasing fertility in a subject and a method for treating a subject having a disease state responsive to treatment by FSH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Syntonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Susan C. Low
  • Patent number: 8296310
    Abstract: Unified management of time related information presents a user with a single interface by which the data in different ERP systems can be browsed and modified. Each of the ERP systems can contain data specific to a data group such as the address data group in a human resources ERP system, sales data in a sales ERP system, and project data in a project planning ERP system. A view management module obtains records from the ERP systems. The view manager also obtains journaling information that can be kept in the ERP systems or kept separately. The view manager creates a history view and data group views that can be presented to a user. The user interacts with the presentation to sort, browse, analyze, and edit the view and data. Data changed in a data group view can be forwarded to produce changes in the ERP and journaling systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Whitt, Ajit Varma, Natsha Carlitz, Tal Dayan
  • Patent number: 8290933
    Abstract: A method and system for accurately estimating a result size of a Group-By operation in a relational database. The estimate utilizes the probability of union of the columns involved in the operation, as well as the relative cardinality of each column with respect to the other columns in the operation. In addition, the estimate incorporates the use of table filters when indicated such that table filters are applied prior to determining the size of the tables in the operation, as well as including equivalent columns into the list of columns that are a part of the Group-By operation. Accordingly, the estimate of the result size of the operation includes influencing factors that provide an accurate estimation of system memory requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Bingjie Miao, Srinivasan R. Mottupalli
  • Patent number: 8290450
    Abstract: Methods and systems for calibrating a transmitter with I/Q imbalance and local oscillator feed-through include generating a test tone, frequency up-converting the test tone, monitoring one or more features of the up-converted test tone, and adjusting one or more features of the transmitter in response to the monitoring. The monitoring optionally includes monitoring a beating of the envelope of the up-converted test tone. In an embodiment, a first harmonic of the up-converted test tone is monitored for local oscillator feed-through (LOFT). Alternatively, baseband data inputs to the transmitter are disabled, and LOFT is measured by measuring power at the transmitter output. A second harmonic of the up-converted test tone is monitored for gain and phase imbalances. The adjusting optionally includes adjusting a gain imbalance, adjusting a phase imbalance, and/or adjusting a DC offset. The adjusting optionally includes an iterative refinement process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Joachim Hammerschmidt, Rajendra Moorti
  • Patent number: 8286185
    Abstract: The invention features various techniques for managing transfers of information in public packet switched communications networks. One aspect of the invention features a system for extracting data from sources of network-based information in a communications network. An object embedding-program locates a script program and causes the script program to extract data from a page of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Soverain Software LLC
    Inventors: John R. Ellis, David K. Gifford, G. Winfield Treese
  • Patent number: D669069
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 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: D669071
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 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, Bruce Hilton Watrous, Jr., legal representative
  • Patent number: D669091
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill
  • Patent number: D669422
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Fujioka
  • Patent number: D669423
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Fujioka
  • Patent number: D669426
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Fujioka
  • Patent number: D669452
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 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: D669468
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 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: D669914
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Evans, Brian R. Frick, Sean Michael Harold, David Bryan Sams, Loren Skelly
  • Patent number: D669915
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 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