Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • Patent number: 8284703
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of scheduling and transmitting uplink packets within uplink sub-frames of a wireless system is disclosed. The method includes determining a size of a standard data unit, and determining if the standard data unit can be transmitted within a single sub-channel of an uplink frame by comparing the size of the standard data unit with a number of bits that can be transmitted within the uplink frame as determined by an uplink quality. If the standard data unit is too large to be transmitted within a single sub-channel of an uplink frame, then the standard data unit is divided into sub-data units. The sub-data units are transmitted over multiple uplink frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Anuj Puri, Manish Airy, Amar Prakash Azad, Arogyaswami Paulraj
  • Patent number: 8283992
    Abstract: A balun that includes a first conductor, a second conductor, and a third conductor. The first conductor has a first length. The first conductor also has a first end connected to a first balanced power amplifier output port. The second conductor has substantially the same first length. The second conductor also includes a first end connected to a second balanced power amplifier output port and a second end connected to a second end of the first conductor. The third conductor has substantially the same first length. The third conductor has a first end connected to an antenna port and a second end connected to a ground potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Tom McKay, Vas Postoyalko, Edwin Li
  • Patent number: 8284798
    Abstract: Provided is a communications interface system. The communications interface system includes one or more protocol modules configured to include interface protocols that facilitate direct communication between a switching subsystem, a physical layer subsystem, and a Power over Ethernet subsystem. The protocol modules are connectable to a communications bus, the direct communication occurring across the communications bus in accordance with the protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Wael William Diab
  • Patent number: 8285241
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed to effectively frequency translate a filter characterized as a low quality factor (Q) filter corresponding to a baseband frequency of approximately zero Hertz or to an intermediate frequency (IF) to a filter characterized as a high Q filter at frequencies greater than the baseband frequency or the IF. A downconversion mixer is used to frequency translate a communication signal to the baseband frequency or the IF using a first local oscillator signal to provide a downconverted communication signal. A filter characterized as the low Q filter corresponding to the baseband frequency or the IF filters the downconverted communication signal to provide a filtered communication signal. An upconversion mixer is used to frequency translate a communication signal using a second local oscillator signal, the second local oscillator signal being substantially similar in frequency of the first local oscillator signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ahmad Mirzaei, Mohyee Mikhemar, Hooman Darabi
  • Patent number: 8284819
    Abstract: Aspects of a method and system for interference suppression in WCDMA systems may include one or more circuits that are operable to receive a plurality of multipath signals via one or more receiving antennas. A plurality of weighting factor values may be computed based on the received multipath signals. Estimated signals may be based on the weighting factor values. Residual signals may be generated based on received signals and the estimated signals. Addback signals may be generated based on the estimated signals and the residual signals. Updated estimated signals may be generated based on the addback signals and the weighting factor values. Incremental signals may be generated based on the updated estimated signals and addback signals. Updated residual signals may be generated based on the incremental signals and previous residual signals. The interference suppressed signals may be generated based on the updated residual signals and updated estimated signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Hahm, Wei Luo, Arkady Molev-Shteiman, Hongwei Kong, Xiao-Feng Qi, Li Fung Chang, Nelson Sollenberger
  • Patent number: 8283521
    Abstract: A new transcription factor coding gene induced by water deficit or abscisic acid of Helianthus annuus, having a homeodomain associated to a leucine zipper, was characterized. The transcription factor is useful to be cloned in DNA constructions for transforming host cells and plants. The transgenic plants comprising the transcription factor gene are tolerant and resistant to harmful environmental conditions such as water stress and high salinity. A nucleic acid promoting sequence is also provided wherein the sequence is induced by water deficit or abscisic acid. Constructions, host cells and transgenic plants that comprise the transcription factor gene are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Bioceres S.A.
    Inventors: Raquel Lia Chan, Daniel Hector Gonzalez, Carlos Alberto Dezar, Gabriela Marisa Gago
  • Patent number: 8286076
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for rendering an approximate webpage screenshot client-side are disclosed. A system may receive an indication to render a screenshot of a webpage presented on the client device, and create a canvas at the client device. The system may traverse a document object model (DOM) of the webpage, whereby for each of one or more nodes in the DOM, the system may identify a property of a respective node and render data in the respective node on the canvas based on the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Bolesl/aw Szewczyk
  • Patent number: 8286250
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, a system and a computer program product for determining whether a browser extension leaks information over a network, is provided. A control flow graph (CFG) is generated from a source code included in the browser extension. The CFG is particular to the programming language included in the source code. A sensitive path in the CFG is determined. The sensitive path begins at a sensitive source node and ends at a sensitive end node. A set of tainted variables in the CFG are identified, where each tainted variable stores sensitive or personal information. A subset of tainted variables is generated where each tainted variable in the subset is included in the sensitive path. When a tainted variable in the subset is included in the sensitive end node, the browser extension is determined to leak information over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Minh Thoai Anh Le, Andrew Swerdlow
  • Patent number: 8285988
    Abstract: Aspects of a method and system for command authentication to achieve a secure interface are provided. Command authentication between a host and a slave device in a multimedia system may be achieved by on-the-fly pairing or by an automatic one-time-programming via a security processor. In an on-the-fly pairing scheme, the host may generate a host key based on a host root key and host control words while the slave may generate slave key based the host key, a slave root key and slave control words. The slave key may be stored and later retrieved by the slave device to obtain the host key for authenticating host commands. The host may be disabled from generating and/or passing the host key to the slave. In an automatic one-time-programming scheme, the security processor may burn a random number onto a one-time-programmable memory in the host and slave devices for command authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Stephanie Rodgers, Xuemin Chen
  • Patent number: 8285229
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enhancing system efficiency in a power amplification, modulation, and transmission system are provided. Embodiments include determining output power characteristics of a selected modulation scheme to be employed in data transmission, determining a most probable output power point of operation for the selected modulation scheme based on the output power characteristics, and controlling the output stage power supply of the system to operate at substantially optimal efficiency at the most probable output power point of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Silver, David F. Sorrells, Gregory S. Rawlins
  • Patent number: 8285277
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for interfacing between broadband wireless communication systems and Local Area Network (LAN) systems are disclosed herein. For instance, the method can include receiving wireless data formatted according to the LAN protocol. The LAN-formatted data can be converted to a broadband wireless communication protocol (e.g., a wide area network, a cellular telephone communication network, a broadband satellite communication network, or a combination thereof) to generate broadband protocol data. Further, the broadband protocol data can be transmitted to one or more wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Parker
  • Patent number: 8284804
    Abstract: An IP network includes a central entity and at least one customer premises equipment (CPE) device. The central entity generates a program clock reference (PCR) clock and provides audio-visual packets to a CPE based on the PCR clock. The CPE sets a first clock based on the PCR clock for decoding operations. The CPE sets a second clock that is independent from the first clock for audio and video output operations. For example, the CPE can process the audio-visual packets using the second clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Fisher, Brian Schoner, Rajesh S. Mamidwar
  • Patent number: 8285966
    Abstract: An automated monitor monitors one or more resource parameters in a logical partition running a database application in a logically partitioned data processing host. The monitor initiates dynamic logical partition reconfiguration in the event that the parameters vary from predetermined parameter values. In particular, the monitor can initiate removal of resources if one of the resource parameters is being underutilized and initiate addition of resources if one of the resource parameters is being overutilized. The monitor can also calculate an amount of resources to be removed or added. The monitor can interact directly with a dynamic logical partition reconfiguration function of the data processing host or it can utilize an intelligent intermediary that listens for a partition reconfiguration suggestion from the monitor. In the latter configuration, the listener can determine where available resources are located and attempt to fully or partially satisfy the resource needs suggested by the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Punit B. Shah, Nuzio Ruffolo, Enzo Cialini
  • Patent number: 8285974
    Abstract: An apparatus for queue allocation. An embodiment of the apparatus includes a dispatch order data structure, a bit vector, and a queue controller. The dispatch order data structure corresponds to a queue. The dispatch order data structure stores a plurality of dispatch indicators associated with a plurality of pairs of entries of the queue to indicate a write order of the entries in the queue. The bit vector stores a plurality of mask values corresponding to the dispatch indicators of the dispatch order data structure. The queue controller interfaces with the queue and the dispatch order data structure. The queue controller excludes at least some of the entries from a queue operation based on the mask values of the bit vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: NetLogic Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gaurav Singh, Srivatsan Srinivasan, Lintsung Wong
  • Patent number: 8279892
    Abstract: A method for increasing upstream bandwidth per cable modem user in a cable communications system that includes a cable modem termination system (CMTS) and a plurality of cable modems is provided. The method permits a cable modem to transmit data to the CMTS on multiple upstream channels simultaneously using a technique called “channel bonding.” Channel bonding allows smaller bandwidth upstream channels to be bonded together to create a larger bandwidth pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Voigt Denney, Niki Roberta Pantelias, A. Scott Hollums, Victor T. Hou, John Daniel Horton, Jr., David Michael Pullen
  • Patent number: 8280035
    Abstract: An Internet Protocol (IP) telephone has a constant impedance filter that is capable of being continuously attached to the physical layer of a computer chip in the IP telephone. The constant impedance filter is located outside the physical layer and is connected to a relay on the physical layer. The relay is configured using native FET devices, which are normally conductive without a supply voltage. Therefore, the relay is capable of operating during the discovery mode of IP telephone operation, where no power is applied to the substrate. Rectifier circuits rectify an incoming signal during discovery mode, and apply the rectified signal to the gate of the relay to improve conductivity of the relay. This allows for faster detection of the IP telephone during discovery mode. During normal operation mode, voltage is applied to the physical layer, and the relay is opened by grounding the native devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Siavash Fallahi, Lin Able Chu
  • Patent number: 8279218
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to selecting and verifying textures in image-based three-dimensional modeling. In a first embodiment, a computer-implemented method for texturing a three-dimensional model. In the method, a polygon orientation of a polygon defining a face of a three-dimensional model is determined. A first camera orientation corresponding to a camera that took a first photographic image in a set of photographic images is also determined. The first photographic image is unconstrained to the three-dimensional model. The polygon orientation is compared with the first camera orientation to determine whether the first photographic image is directed toward the face of the three-dimensional model. If the first photographic image is directed toward the face of the three-dimensional model, a notification is provided for display to a user indicating that the first photographic image could be texture mapped to the three-dimensional model if the first photographic image is constrained to the three-dimensional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Zhe Fan, Brian Gammon Brown, Matthew Robert Simpson, Tilman Reinhardt
  • Patent number: 8277133
    Abstract: A focal plane shutter for cameras includes: a shutter blade assembly; an electromagnet assembly; driving means that includes a mounting member mounted with an iron scrap member that cooperates with an iron core member of the electromagnet assembly; and a setting member that operates the driving means to a set position. The iron scrap member includes a shaft fitted in a mounting hole of the mounting member, an iron scrap portion provided at one end of the shaft and brought into contact with the iron core member, and a removal preventing flange provided at the other end of the shaft, a collar member is fitted to the shaft between the mounting hole and the flange, an edge of the mounting hole is formed to have an arcuate surface protruding toward the collar member, and the collar member is formed to have, on the edge side, an arcuate surface protruding toward the flange and substantially perpendicular to the arcuate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Nidec Copal Corporation
    Inventors: Masakatsu Ichihara, Nobuyoshi Inoue
  • Patent number: D668263
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Jobs, Louis D. Mantia, Jr., William Martin Bachman, Jeffrey L. Robbin
  • Patent number: D668674
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Angela Guzman Suarez