Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
  • Patent number: 8341149
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products for the ranking of a target data set based on learned rules are disclosed. One embodiment is a method that includes generating a learned rule set from a training data record set, creating at least one prototype for each rule in the learned rule set to generate a prototype set, and ranking the target data record set using learned rule set and the prototype set. The generating of a learned rule set includes dividing the training data record set to a positive class and a negative class, and deriving the learned rule set for the positive class. Learning of rules includes deriving the most general projected rules with respect to remaining training data and then refining those rules, eventually selecting the best rules using an F-measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Mitre Corporation
    Inventors: Jianping Zhang, Brent M. Han, Ali R. Hadjarian
  • Patent number: 8338385
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hybrid Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF) gene which is prepared by inserting an inherent or foreign intron between exons 4 and 5 in HGF cDNA, which has a base sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2. The gene has high expression efficiency and simultaneously expresses two heterotypes of HGF and dHGF (deleted variant HGF). Further the gene may be used for treating or preventing ischemic or liver diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ViroMed Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Mook Kim, Woong Hahn
  • Patent number: 8339314
    Abstract: A GNSS enabled mobile device receives GNSS assistance data in a determined format from a central processing station communicatively coupled to a wide area reference network (WARN). The WARN comprises a first plurality of GNSS tracking stations from which usable signals are received by the central processing station, and a second plurality of GNSS tracking stations from which unusable or no signals are received by the central processing station. The central processing station generates the GNSS assistance data using a complete set of GNSS reference feeds of the WARN. The complete set of GNSS reference feeds comprises actual GNSS reference feeds from the first plurality of GNSS tracking stations and virtual GNSS reference feeds derived for the second plurality of GNSS tracking stations from processed actual GNSS reference feeds. The generated GNSS assistance data is reformatted into a determined format and is communicated to the GNSS enabled mobile device, accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Abraham, David Albert Lundgren
  • Patent number: 8340294
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for securely transmitting and receiving a signal. A nonlinear keying modulator is used in the transmitter to encrypt the signal using a nonlinear keying modulation technique. A nonlinear keying demodulator is used in the receiver to decrypt the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Netlogic Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Roy G. Batruni
  • Patent number: 8338396
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of preventing pregnancy and treating PMS including PMDD. More particularly, the invention relates to a method, which involves administering one of several combination oral contraceptive regimens in combination with an antidepressant and a kit containing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Teva Women's Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Bell, Carole Ben-Maimon, Beata Iskold
  • Patent number: 8341125
    Abstract: Managing a log-full condition of a transaction log in a transaction processing system, where the transaction log has a plurality of log records each associated with a particular transaction. When a log-full condition is detected, the active transaction having the oldest log entry of all active transactions is identified and logging for all transactions except for the identified transaction is temporarily suspended. A dynamic transaction backout of the identified transaction is initiated, with the writing of a backout record for the identified transaction to the log being delayed. Confirmation that the backout has completed is awaited before trimming the log. Then the delayed backout record for the identified transaction is written to the log, and normal logging is resumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Ian James Mitchell, Andrew Wright
  • Patent number: 8334722
    Abstract: Methods and systems for vector combining power amplification are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a plurality of signals are individually amplified, then summed to form a desired time-varying complex envelope signal. Phase and/or frequency characteristics of one or more of the signals are controlled to provide the desired phase, frequency, and/or amplitude characteristics of the desired time-varying complex envelope signal. In another embodiment, a time-varying complex envelope signal is decomposed into a plurality of constant envelope constituent signals. The constituent signals are amplified equally or substantially equally, and then summed to construct an amplified version of the original time-varying envelope signal. Embodiments also perform frequency up-conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Sorrells, Gregory S. Rawlins, Michael W. Rawlins
  • Patent number: 8334417
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel process for preparing chloro- or bromoaromatics of the formula (II) by diazotizing the formula (I) by means of sodium nitrite or potassium nitrite in the presence of aqueous hydrochloric or hydrobromic acids and then reacting with an iron(II) or iron(III) compound, optionally in the presence of additional amounts of hydrogen chloride or hydrogen bromide or alkali metal or alkaline earth metal chlorides or bromides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventor: Thomas Himmler
  • Patent number: 8335226
    Abstract: A communication system includes a supervisory node (e.g., a headend) and one or more remote nodes (e.g., cable modems). The supervisory node or a remote node monitors a characteristic associated with the communication system. Remote node transmits an upstream communication among a plurality of physical upstream channels based on the characteristic. The average transmit power used to transmit the upstream communication among the plurality of physical upstream channels is no greater than the average transmit power that would be necessary to transmit the upstream communication using a single physical upstream channel at a lower data rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Kolze
  • Patent number: 8335316
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system for decrypting data frames in an Ethernet passive optical network (EPON). During operation, the system maintains a local cipher counter at a local node, and receives from a remote node a data frame which is encrypted based on a remote input block and a session key. The remote input block is constructed based on the remote cipher counter and a remote block counter. The system updates the local cipher counter based on a received field located in a preamble of the data frame, truncates the local cipher counter by discarding a number of least significant bits, and constructs for the received data frame a local input block based on the truncated local cipher counter, the received field, and a local block counter. The system then decrypts the data frame based on the local input block and the session key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan E Hirth, Edward W Boyd, Ngo Thanh Ho
  • Patent number: 8335817
    Abstract: A container application is a native application that allows a web based application to access a computer's resources such as messaging, also known as interprocess communications. If a container application is associated with a window, then the web based application can alter or control many, or all, aspects of the container application's content area and meta user interfaces (UIs). Web based applications are downloaded from application servers and run inside container applications. A web based application can use messaging for drag and drop and other capabilities and thereby more tightly integrate with the user's desktop environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Tal Dayan
  • Patent number: 8334721
    Abstract: An upstream amplifier is integrated on a substrate with a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to form an integrated circuit. In an embodiment, a low-pass filter is also integrated on the substrate. The output signal level of the upstream amplifier is controllable. In embodiments, fine adjustments are made to the output signal level of the upstream amplifier by varying a bias current of the DAC. A software control bit is used to switch between a power-on mode of operation and a power-down mode of operation. The upstream amplifier transmits in a burst mode. The power consumption of the upstream amplifier scales with the amplifier's output signal level. A high degree of matching is attained between the positive and negative paths of the upstream amplifier. This provides high immunity from common-mode disturbances such as substrate noise, clock spurs, and glitches caused by a gain change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Jantzi, Anilkumar V. Tammineedi, Jungwoo Song, Lawrence M. Burns, Donald G. McMullin, Agnes N. Woo
  • Patent number: 8335960
    Abstract: Systems and methods for ensuring data integrity in a data processing system are disclosed. The method may include monitoring when data for a specified device is available for error correction code generation. A new error correction code may be generated in hardware for the data, based on the indicated size of the data. Detected errors may be corrected in software, based on the generated new error correction code. A first indication of the specified device, a second indication of the data and a third indication of a size of the data may be received during the monitoring. The method may also include indicating when the generating of the new error correction code for a specified number of accesses for at least a portion of the data is complete, and enabling or disabling the error correction code generation. The enabling and/or the disabling may be accomplished via an enable signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Yan Zhang, Paul Yang Lu, Yue Chen
  • Patent number: 8335235
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a media access control (MAC) module facilitating operations of an Ethernet passive optical network (EPON). The MAC module includes a frame formatter configured to generate a MAC control frame. The generated MAC control frame includes at least one of: an organizationally unique identifier (OUI) field, an OUI-specific operation code (opcode) field, and a number of fields associated with the OUI-specific opcode. Transmission of the MAC control frame facilitates realization of an EPON function based on the fields associated with the OUI-specific opcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence D. Davis, Glen Kramer, Jaroslaw Wojtowicz, Ryan E. Hirth, Edward W. Boyd
  • Patent number: 8333317
    Abstract: Access to secured services may be controlled based on the proximity of a wireless token to a computing device through which access to the secured services is obtained. An authorized user may be provided access to a service only when a wireless token assigned to the user is in the proximity of the computing device. A user's credential may be stored on an RFID token and an RFID reader may be implemented within a security boundary on the computing device. Thus, the credential may be passed to the security boundary without passing through the computing device via software messages or applications. The security boundary may be provided, in part, by incorporating the RFID reader onto the same chip as a cryptographic processing component. Once the information is received by the RFID reader it may be encrypted within the chip. As a result, the information may never be presented in the clear outside of the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Buer, Ed Frank, Nambi Seshadri
  • Patent number: 8331469
    Abstract: In wireless systems, a method and system for pre-equalization in a single weight (SW) single channel (SC) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system are provided. A first receive antenna and at least one additional receive antenna may receive a plurality of SC communication signals transmitted from at least two transmit antennas. Estimates of the propagation channels between transmit and receive antennas may be performed concurrently and may be determined from baseband combined channel estimates. Channel weights may be determined to modify the signals received by the additional receive antennas. Pre-equalization weight parameters may be determined to modify subsequent signals transmitted from the transmit antennas. The pre-equalization weight parameters may be based on the propagation channel estimates and may be determined by LMS, RLS, DMI, or by minimizing a cost function. Closed loop transmit diversity may also be supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Kent, Vinko Erceg, Uri M. Landau, Pieter G.W. van Rooyen, Pieter Roux
  • Patent number: 8329182
    Abstract: The invention relates to a chimeric monomer-dimer hybrid protein wherein the protein comprises a first and a second polypeptide chain, the first polypeptide chain comprising at least a portion of an immunoglobulin constant region and a biologically active molecule, and the second polypeptide chain comprising at least a portion of an immunoglobulin constant region without the biologically active molecule of the first chain. The invention also relates to methods of using and methods of making the chimeric monomer-dimer hybrid protein of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Syntonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Peters, Adam R. Mezo, Daniel S. Rivera, Alan J. Bitonti, Susan C. Low
  • Patent number: 8331421
    Abstract: Aspects of a method and system for a delay-locked loop for closely spaced multipath may include determining a difference signal computed from one or more early energies and one or more late energies associated with one or more channel taps selected from a plurality of channel taps. A fat finger timing may be adjusted based on the difference signal, the fat finger comprising the plurality of channel taps that are spaced contiguously at chip period intervals. The one or more early energies and the one or more late energies may be determined based on an offset of Tc/2 or 3Tc/8, where Tc denotes the chip period interval. The offset may be measured from an energy peak associated with a multipath component that may be associated with the fat finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Hongwei Kong, Karthik Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: D672769
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 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, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: D673109
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuji Miyazaki