Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • Patent number: 8274353
    Abstract: An inductor circuit is disclosed. The inductor circuit includes a first in-silicon inductor and a second in-silicon inductor each having multiple turns. A portion of the multiple turns of the second in-silicon inductor is formed between turns of the first in-silicon inductor. The first and second in-silicon inductors are configured such that a differential current flowing through the first in-silicon inductor and the second in-silicon inductor flows in a same direction in corresponding turns of inductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Carol Barrett, Tom McKay, Subhas Bothra
  • Patent number: 8275082
    Abstract: Certain aspects of a method and system for a delay locked loop for a rake receiver are disclosed. Aspects of one method may include normalizing a signal power of a first control channel based on a threshold value. A sampling time associated with at least one or more of the following: the first control channel, a second control channel, an on-time control channel, and a data channel, may be adjusted based on a comparison between the normalized signal power of the first control channel and a signal power of the second control channel. The second control channel may be delayed with respect to the first control channel by a particular time period. The first and second control channels may be common pilot control channels (CPICHs). The combined signal power of the first control channel may be normalized based on said threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Hongwei Kong, Li Fung Chang, Huaiyu Zeng
  • Patent number: 8274265
    Abstract: An integrated circuit device for delivering power to a load includes a controller circuit, a cascade circuit, and a power delivery circuit. The controller circuit generates a plurality of control signals. The cascade circuit receives the control signals from the controller circuit and sequentially outputs the control signals onto a cascade bus. The power delivery circuit receives the control signals from the controller circuit and delivers an amount of current to the load, in response to one of the control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: NetLogic Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandeep Khanna, Maheshwaran Srinivasan, De Cai Li, Chetan Deshpande
  • Patent number: 8276109
    Abstract: A mixed-height cell library for designing integrated circuits is provided. The mixed-height cell library includes a first plurality of cells having a first track height and a second plurality of cells having a second track height that are configured to be coupled to the first plurality of cells at respective power and ground rail lines. A method for mixed-height cell placement and optimization is also provided. The method comprises abutting cells of different track heights to form a plurality of rows of cells by coupling power and ground rails of the cells at a secondary layer that is different from a primary layer that is used to connect active material and determining whether re-ordering cells within rows allows for further compaction of adjacent rows. The method further comprises re-ordering cells within rows so to allow for further compaction of adjacent rows. The method also includes the steps of splitting rows vertically to minimize the distance between the split rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Penzes, Koen Lampaert
  • Patent number: 8275897
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing accelerated data storage and retrieval utilizing lossless and/or lossy data compression and decompression. A data storage accelerator includes one or a plurality of high speed data compression encoders that are configured to simultaneously or sequentially losslessly or lossy compress data at a rate equivalent to or faster than the transmission rate of an input data stream. The compressed data is subsequently stored in a target memory or other storage device whose input data storage bandwidth is lower than the original input data stream bandwidth. Similarly, a data retrieval accelerator includes one or a plurality of high speed data decompression decoders that are configured to simultaneously or sequentially losslessly or lossy decompress data at a rate equivalent to or faster than the input data stream from the target memory or storage device. The decompressed data is then output at rate data that is greater than the output rate from the target memory or data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Realtime Data, LLC
    Inventor: James J. Fallon
  • Patent number: 8270629
    Abstract: A system and method allow for safe use of headphones that include a microphone when using the headphones with a cellular phone, a music device, or the like. A desired audio signal, e.g., a voice of a caller or music, is discontinued when a microphone associated with the headphones picks up either a change in ambient noise or a particular type of ambient noise, e.g., an ambulance, a police car, a fire truck, someone yelling, brakes squealing, or the like. During this state, the headphones output either an audible alert signal, the ambient noise, or a pre-stored signal that states “fire,” “police,”, “yelling,” etc. In this way, a person can safely talk on the phone or listen to music when walking or driving, while still being cognizant of what is going on around them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Subhas Bothra, Louis Pandula
  • Patent number: 8270441
    Abstract: A high power integrated fiber laser system includes cascaded amplifiers that utilize low numerical aperture fiber amplifiers. The system is rugged and lightweight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Optical Air Data Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Rogers, Priyavadan Mamidipudi, Rupak Changkakoti, Peter Gatchell
  • Patent number: 8270664
    Abstract: A device such as a set-top-box, digital TV, DVD player, multi-media player, cellular telephone or digital cinema player that may handle data such as multimedia data and/or audio/video signals, may determine its location. The device may determine its location based on GPS information and may send its location to an external entity, for example, a service provider. The device may generate a watermark comprising its determined location and may embed or insert the watermark within the data. In addition, the generated watermark may comprise one or more of a unique identifier for the device, a source of the data, for example, a service provider, a date and a time. The watermark may be secured via processing, for example, the watermark may be encrypted prior to being embedded. The data may be compressed when embedding the watermark. The watermark embedding process may be handled via a secure embedded processor and/or secure code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Mamidwar, Xuemin Chen, Robert Brownhill
  • Patent number: 8270121
    Abstract: The present invention provides a magnetic head suspension, wherein a supporting portion such as an arm or base plate includes a pair of supporting pieces extending from its opposite sides in the widthwise direction to a tip-end side of the suspension, and a concave portion which is defined by the pair of supporting pieces and is opened toward the tip-end side of the suspension, there is provided an elastically-deformable elastic plate which is connected to the pair of supporting pieces at a first end and a second end in the widthwise direction of the magnetic head suspension, the member forming the load beam portion is connected to the elastic plate, and the elastic plate forms the load bending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Suncall Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Takasugi, Yasuo Fujimoto, Kenji Mashimo
  • Patent number: 8268878
    Abstract: Compounds of general formula (I) wherein R is phenyl optionally substituted with one or more halo substituents; and their pharmaceutically acceptable salts, hydrates, solvates, complexes or prodrugs are useful in orally administrable compositions for the treatment of allergic diseases such as asthma, allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Oxagen Limited
    Inventors: Richard Edward Armer, Graham Michael Wynne, Colin Richard Dorgan, Peter David Johnson
  • Patent number: 8268016
    Abstract: The present invention provides a treatment composition comprising a hydrophobic dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Sun Products Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Norman Batchelor, Jayne Michelle Bird
  • Patent number: 8270117
    Abstract: In the magnetic head slider locking apparatus according to the present invention, a spring portion takes a sandwiching posture in which a center region of a proximal-side engage portion sandwiches a magnetic head slider in a suspension longitudinal direction in cooperation with a distal-side engage portion when an operational force to the spring portion is released after the magnetic head slider has been mounted in a state where the spring portion has been elastically deformed from an initial posture to an elastically deformed posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Suncall Corporation
    Inventor: Masahito Wakahara
  • Patent number: D667387
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steve Jobs, Bruce Hilton Watrous, Jr., legal representative, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: D667461
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 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, Peter Russell-Clarke, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Vincent Keane Seid, legal representative, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: D667462
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 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, Peter Russell-Clarke, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Vincent Keane Seid, legal representative, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: D667834
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Lee Coffman, Brendan Langoulant, Stephen O. Lemay, Angela Guzman Suarez
  • Patent number: D667835
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: D667836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen O. Lemay
  • Patent number: D667840
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Freddy Anzures
  • Patent number: D667843
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Laurent Baumann