Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • Patent number: 8266674
    Abstract: Improved approaches for effectuating changes to security policies in a distributed security system are disclosed. The changes to security policies are distributed to those users (e.g., user and/or computers) in the security system that are affected. The distribution of such changes to security policies can be deferred for those affected users that are not activated (e.g., logged-in or on-line) with the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Guardian Data Storage, LLC
    Inventors: Weiqing Huang, Senthilvasan Supramaniam, Klimenty Vainstein
  • Patent number: 8266561
    Abstract: A method for providing a high-speed cell library is provided. The method can include, for example, selecting a set of commonly-occurring logic functions. The method can then include obtaining a netlist of area distributions for each of the set of functions. The netlist can be used to synthesize a set of cell libraries wherein an N-diffusion to P-diffusion area allowance is varied among the set of cell libraries. Thereafter, the method may also include comparing a time delay associated with each of the set of cell libraries with a time delay of a library benchmark delay. Based on the comparing, a delay number may be associated with each of the cell libraries. Finally, the cell libraries may be ranked based on the respective delay numbers associated with each of the cell libraries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Penzes
  • Patent number: 8265217
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method of determining a phase estimate for an input signal having pilot symbols. The method includes receiving a plurality of pilot symbols, and then multiplying two or more pilot symbol slots by corresponding correlator coefficients to correct a phase estimate of the input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Tommy Yu, Amy Gayle Hundhausen
  • Patent number: 8266620
    Abstract: A multiprocessing system is disclosed. The system includes a multithreading microprocessor, including a plurality of thread contexts (TCs), each comprising a first control indicator for controlling whether the TC is exempt from servicing interrupt requests to an exception domain for the plurality of TCs, and a virtual processing element (VPE), comprising the exception domain, configured to receive the interrupt requests, wherein the interrupt requests are non-specific to the plurality of TCs, wherein the VPE is configured to select a non-exempt one of the plurality of TCs to service each of the interrupt requests, the VPE further comprising a second control indicator for controlling whether the VPE is enabled to select one of the plurality of TCs to service the interrupt requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: MIPS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin D. Kissell
  • Patent number: 8266373
    Abstract: A content addressable memory (CAM) can include a CAM memory array having both a data field and a mask field. A multiplexer (MUX) can selectively load data from either a register or an external data input to one or both fields of the CAM memory array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: NetLogic Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 8266489
    Abstract: A method for surviving a link down event in a two-way serial-connection link. The method includes sequentially numbering packets to be transmitted across the link, successfully transmitted packets being acknowledged and after the link down event. Only packets unacknowledged are retransmitted when a device coupled to the link attempts to survive the event, each unacknowledged packet being retransmitted in accordance with its number within the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventor: Jaroslaw Grzegorz Marczewski
  • Patent number: 8260758
    Abstract: A method and system for performing at least one transaction on at least one column of a table in a database system is disclosed. The method includes determining whether a first transaction of the at least one transaction fulfills all of at least one criteria. The method further includes ensuring that the at least one column is in a shared numeric lock if the first transaction fulfills all of the at least one criteria, wherein the shared numeric lock is a lock that allows at least a second transaction fulfilling all of the at least one criteria to access the same column concurrently with the first transaction without releasing the shared numeric lock between transactions, and wherein the shared numeric lock is released only after all of the transactions fulfilling all of the criteria have completed processing. The method further includes processing the first transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Konduru Israel Rajakumar
  • Patent number: 8260212
    Abstract: An RF receiver and an RF transmitter, which are integrated in a single substrate, are operable to share a single reconfigurable filter to perform RF receiver filtering and RF transmitter filtering. The reconfigurable filter is configured to operate as a bandpass filter such as an image rejection bandpass filter for receiving RF signals by the RF receiver. The reconfigurable filter operates as a low pass filter for transmitting RF signals by the RF transmitter. The reconfigurable filter is configured to operate in a RF receiver filtering mode or a RF transmitter filtering mode, respectively. The reconfigurable filter is enabled to share configurable circuit components of the radio transceiver in both the radio frequency receiver filtering mode and the radio frequency transmitter filtering mode. The reconfigurable filter transitions between the radio frequency receiver filtering mode and the radio frequency transmitter filtering mode via reconfiguring the shared configurable circuit components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Hung-Ming Chien
  • Patent number: 8260604
    Abstract: This invention relates to translating timed text in web video. In a first embodiment, a method automatically translates timed text for web video. The method includes receiving a request identifying a web video from a client. In response to the request, a timed text track for the web video is retrieved from a timed text database. Each timed text track in the timed text database specifies text to display at particular times in a video. Text from the timed text track is automatically translated to a target language. Finally, the translated text is sent to the client to display with the web video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Harrenstien, Greg Millam, Yuji Sunouchi, Toliver Jue
  • Patent number: 8259111
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system are provided for processing data in a graphics pipeline. An embodiment of the method includes processing one or more vertices of a geometric primitive with a vertex shader function and generating new primitive information for the one or more processed vertices with a geometry shader function. The geometry shader function receives one or more processed vertices from the vertex shader function and emits a single vertex associated with the new primitive information. Each emitted vertex from the geometry shader function can be stored in a memory device. Unlike conventional graphic pipelines that require a memory device for data storage during the vertex and geometry shading processes, the present invention increases efficiency in the graphics pipeline by eliminating the need to access memory when the vertex and geometry shaders process vertex information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Vineet Goel, Todd Martin
  • Patent number: 8261043
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided to perform efficient merging operations of two or more streams of data by using SIMD instruction. Streams of data are merged together in parallel and with mitigated or removed conditional branching. The merge operations of the streams of data include Merge AND and Merge OR operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Hiroshi Inoue, Moriyoshi Ohara, Hideaki Komatsu
  • Patent number: 8258390
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating playlists of media items with audio data are disclosed. Based on two received feature sets, media items corresponding to each feature set are identified. Transition characteristics are also received. Based on the identified media items and transition characteristics, a dynamic playlist is generated that transitions from media items having characteristics of the first feature set to media items having characteristics of the second feature set. Each time the playlist is generated, it may include a different set of media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Rich Gossweiler, Douglas Eck, Hrishikesh Aradhye, Tomas Izo
  • Patent number: 8260761
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products for detecting potential architecture and interfacing issues in database applications are described herein. In an embodiment, the invention operates by accessing trace information. The trace information includes database-related information pertaining to interactions of a database application with a production database. The invention detects potential architecture and interfacing issues in the database application by analyzing the trace information. Such architecture and interfacing issues include, but are not limited to, multiple connections simultaneously blocking on the same row of a table, and client-side joins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: iAnywhere Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel James Farrar, Paul Tonizzo
  • Patent number: 8259672
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of aiding uplink beamforming transmission is disclosed. One method includes a base station downlink transmitting beamformed signals to at least a first terminal, the beam formed signals directed and conveying data to at least the first terminal. The method further includes a second terminal eavesdropping the transmitted beamformed signals, and measuring a signal quality. The second terminal estimates uplink channel information based on the measured signal quality, for aiding uplink transmission. Based at least in part on the estimated transmission channel, the second terminal transmits beamformed uplink signals to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Bertrand Hochwald, Harold Artes
  • Patent number: D666141
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Isao Yonetsu
  • Patent number: D666202
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Richard P. Howarth, Scott A. Myers, David A. Pakula, Tang Tan Yew
  • Patent number: D666409
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Douglas B. Satzger, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: D666550
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiki Sato
  • Patent number: D666554
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Isao Yonetsu
  • Patent number: D667019
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Imran Chaudhri