Patents Represented by Attorney Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
  • Patent number: 8352584
    Abstract: A computer system for hosting computing clusters for clients. The system includes clusters each including a set of computing resources and each implemented in custom or differing configurations. Each of the configurations provides a customized computing environment for performing particular client tasks. The configurations may differ due to configuration of the processing nodes, the data storage, or the private cluster network or its connections. The system includes a monitoring system that monitors the clusters for operational problems on a cluster level and also on a per-node basis such as with monitors provided for each node. The system controls client access to the clusters via a public communications by only allowing clients to access their assigned cluster or the cluster configured per their specifications and performing their computing task. Gateway mechanisms isolate each cluster such that communications within a cluster or on a private cluster communications network are maintained separate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Light Refracture Ltd., LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey B. Franklin
  • Patent number: 8350928
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically categorizing images in a digital camera is provided. In one aspect, image data is captured by a digital camera. Image data analysis is performed on the captured image data by the digital camera to automatically generate a category tag to which the captured image data may relate. The generated category tag is stored in association with the captured image data for categorizing the captured image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: KDL Scan Deisgns LLC
    Inventor: Eric C. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8351264
    Abstract: Circuitry for generating voltage levels operative to perform data operations on non-volatile re-writeable memory arrays are disclosed. In some embodiments an integrated circuit includes a substrate and a base layer formed on the substrate to include active devices configured to operate within a first voltage range. Further, the integrated circuit can include a cross-point memory array formed above the base layer and including re-writable two-terminal memory cells that are configured to operate, for example, within a second voltage range that is greater than the first voltage range. Conductive array lines in the cross-point memory array are electrically coupled with the active devices in the base layer. The integrated circuit also can include X-line decoders and Y-line decoders that include devices that operate in the first voltage range. The active devices can include other active circuitry such as sense amps for reading data from the memory cells, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Unity Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Christophe Chevallier, Chang Hua Siau
  • Patent number: 8350499
    Abstract: A power conditioning circuit in a light bulb efficiently converts an Alternating Current (AC) input voltage into Direct Current (DC) power for operating LEDs in the light bulb. The power conditioning circuit discharges capacitors when a voltage level of the input voltage drops below a given voltage necessary to operate the LEDs. The capacitors are then recharged when the input voltage is high enough to power the LED. The capacitors are configured to operate as voltage dividers while being charged thus reducing a peak voltage level of the output voltage used for powering the LEDs. The reduced output voltage reduces the overall amount of energy used by the light bulb and reduces the amount of heat radiated by the light bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: C. Crane Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore G. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8346186
    Abstract: A multiprocessor system used in a car, home, or office environment includes multiple processors that run different real-time applications. A dynamic configuration system runs on the multiple processors and includes a device manager, configuration manager, and data manager. The device manager automatically detects and adds new devices to the multiprocessor system, and the configuration manager automatically reconfigures which processors run the real-time applications. The data manager identifies the type of data generated by the new devices and identifies which devices in the multiprocessor system are able to process the data. A communication system for a mobile vehicle, home, or office environment includes multiple processors. The multiple processors each run an Open Communication system that controls how data is transferred between processors based on data content as opposed to the links that connect the processors together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Eagle Harbor Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Alan Preston, Robert Pierce Lutter
  • Patent number: 8344756
    Abstract: Field programmable gate arrays using resistivity-sensitive memories are described, including a programmable cell comprising a configurable logic, a memory connected to the configurable logic to provide functions for the configurable logic, the memory comprises a non-volatile rewriteable memory element including a resistivity-sensitive memory element, an input/output logic connected to the configurable logic and the memory to communicate with other cells. The memory elements may be two-terminal resistivity-sensitive memory elements that store data in the absence of power. The two-terminal memory elements may store data as plurality of conductivity profiles that can be non-destructively read by applying a read voltage across the terminals of the memory element and data can be written to the two-terminal memory elements by applying a write voltage across the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Unity Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Norman
  • Patent number: 8346227
    Abstract: In one example, a Bluetooth enabled navigation device pairs with a mobile phone and then sends a plurality of tuning transmissions, each at a different transmission power gain amount, to a remote server using the mobile phone. These tuning transmissions are encoded using frequency tones that synthesize speech for transmission through the mobile phone and a voice channel of its wireless telecommunications network. The navigation device then tunes transmit power settings according to a received response to the tuning transmissions and uses the tuned transmit power settings for subsequent transmission to the remote server using this particular mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: David Quimby, Ken Johnson, Leon L. Hong
  • Patent number: 8342933
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for enhancing participation in gaming activities that involve replacement items, replacement cards, or other draw-type activity. A player is allowed to hold cards (or other items) of a starting hand/payline. Multiple sets of potential replacement cards are provided, from which the player can select the desired set of replacement cards. The selected set of replacement cards is used to complete the player's hand. Multiple hands may be played concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: King Show Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Berman, Erica Quist
  • Patent number: 8347254
    Abstract: Combined memories in integrated circuits are described, including determining a first requirement for logic blocks, determining a second requirement for memory blocks including a vertical configuration for the memory bocks, and compiling a design for the integrated circuit using the first requirement and the second requirement. The memory blocks may include non-volatile two-terminal cross-point memory arrays. The non-volatile two-terminal cross-point memory arrays can be formed on top of a logic plane. The logic plane can be fabricated in a substrate. The non-volatile two-terminal cross-point memory arrays may be vertically stacked upon one another to form a plurality of memory planes. The memory planes can be portioned into sub-planes. One or more different memory types such as Flash, SRAM, DRAM, and ROM can be emulated by the plurality of memory planes and/or sub-planes. The non-volatile two-terminal cross-point memory arrays can include a plurality of two-terminal memory elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Unity Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Norman
  • Patent number: 8336714
    Abstract: A separation screen has multiple discs configured to receive a material stream at an in-feed end and move a first group of materials from the material stream up an inclined angle and over a top out-feed end of the separation screen while a second group of materials from the material steam either fall through openings between the discs while being carried up the separation screen or roll off the in-feed end of the separation screen. A heating system heats an outside surface of the discs so that the discs can separate the first group of materials from the material stream during cold environmental temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Emerging Acquistions, LLC
    Inventors: Dane Campbell, Steve Miller
  • Patent number: 8339867
    Abstract: A margin restore fuse element is described, including a latch configured to store data, a first memory element coupled to the latch and configured to store a first resistive value, a second memory element coupled to the latch and configured to store a second resistive value, a restore circuit coupled to the latch, the first memory element, and the second memory element, the restore circuit being configured to perform a restore data operation to substantially restore the first and second memory elements to the first and second resistive values, respectively. The latch, restore circuit, and other circuitry can be formed FEOL on a substrate (e.g., a semiconductor wafer) as part of a microelectronics fabrication process and the fuse element and memory elements can be formed BEOL over the substrate as part of another microelectronics fabrication process. The fuse and memory elements can be included in a two-terminal non-volatile memory cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Unity Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Chang Hua Siau
  • Patent number: 8335519
    Abstract: In a community of mobile devices, a non-participating device can be joined to the community if the non-participating device meets location dependent criteria. The device's location can be determined, e.g. be an onboard GPS, from which it can be determined if the device is within a geospatial boundary of the community. The geospatial boundary may be calculated from the locations of community member devices. Only devices that meet the location dependent criteria will be eligible for participation in the community.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Osocad Remote Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: Robert W Peterson, Thomas T Wheeler, Deren G Ebdon
  • Patent number: 8335848
    Abstract: Network data associated with a network session is captured at a first location. The network data includes, but is not limited to, web page data transmitted over a network between a web server and a user terminal. User interface events associated with the same network session are separately captured at a second user terminal location. The user interface events include, but are not limited to, user inputs for interacting with the web page data. Both the captured network data and the separately captured user interface events are then used for analyzing the network session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: TeaLeaf Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wenig, John Dawes, John Berkley, Al Gettier, Kirk Saathoff, Wolf Herda, Paul Austin, Ted Knudsen
  • Patent number: 8327749
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide firearm receiver with ambidextrous features. Some of these features include a bolt-locking mechanism on a firearm receiver that is configured to allow an operator to clear jams while maintaining hold of a firing grip. The bolt-locking mechanism may include a linking mechanism configured to manipulate a bolt-catch device in response to activation of a magazine release button on a firearm receiver. Other features include an ambidextrous magazine release mechanism on a firearm receiver that is configured to allow an operator to release an inserted magazine while maintaining hold of a firing grip with either hand. The magazine release mechanism may include a linking mechanism configured to manipulate a magazine catch device in response to activation of either a right-handed magazine release button or a left-handed magazine release lever that pivots on an external fulcrum on a firearm receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Joshua A. Underwood
  • Patent number: 8331279
    Abstract: A multiprocessor system used in a car, home, or office environment includes multiple processors that run different real-time applications. A dynamic configuration system runs on the multiple processors and includes a device manager, configuration manager, and data manager. The device manager automatically detects and adds new devices to the multiprocessor system, and the configuration manager automatically reconfigures which processors run the real-time applications. The data manager identifies the type of data generated by the new devices and identifies which devices in the multiprocessor system are able to process the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Eagle Harbor Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Alan Preston, Robert Pierce Lutter
  • Patent number: 8323085
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods for increasing potential payout opportunities using multiple card indicia representing multiple cards. One embodiment involves determining whether any one or more of a plurality of cards of a draw poker hand are to be randomly provided with multiple card indicia representing multiple cards, presenting the plurality of cards of the draw poker hand, including the one or more of the plurality of cards determined to be randomly provided with multiple card indicia, facilitating user identification of which of the plurality of cards to hold, replacing the cards that are not held, and identifying a plurality of resulting hands, each of the plurality of resulting hands including a different subset of a total of the indicia of the cards that were held, the cards that were replaced, and any cards provided with multiple card indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: King Show Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Berman, Chad Shapiro, Jacob Lamb
  • Patent number: 8326486
    Abstract: In one example, a network device stores a mapping of application operation modes to vehicle conditions such as a first condition of the vehicle powered but not moving and a second condition of the vehicle moving. The network device receives a wirelessly transmitted request for a particular application to utilize an interface powered by the vehicle. The network device compares an application identifier specified by the received request to the mapping. The network device then identifies a portion of the vehicle interface according to the comparison and signals control software on the vehicle to grant the particular application access to only the identified portion of the vehicle interface itself. The application can reside on the mobile device and utilize the vehicle interface as an extended interface, or the application can reside on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Kamyar Moinzadeh, Leon L. Hong, Lee Zhao
  • Patent number: 8317910
    Abstract: A platinum plating solution for immersion plating a continuous film of platinum on a metal structure. The immersion platinum plating solution is free of a reducing agent. The plating process does not require electricity (e.g., electrical current) and does not require electrodes (e.g., anode and/or cathode). The solution includes a platinum source and a complexing agent including Oxalic Acid. The solution enables immersion plating of platinum onto a metal surface, a metal substrate, or a structure of which at least a portion is a metal. The resulting platinum plating comprises a continuous thin film layer of platinum having a thickness not exceeding 300 ?. The solution can be used for plating articles including but not limited to jewelry, medical devices, electronic structures, microelectronics structures, MEMS structures, nano-sized or smaller structures, structures used for chemical and/or catalytic reactions (e.g., catalytic converters), and irregularly shaped metal surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Unity Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Robin Cheung, Wen Zhong Kong
  • Patent number: RE43841
    Abstract: A photosensitive area 11, such as a photolithographic sheet, in an images plane is notionally subdivided in both dimensions to form contiguous (tiled) sub-areas. Variable illumination means 1,4 provides a selected pixellated light pattern, which is directed 8, 9, 10 to fill a selected one of the sub-areas so that pixels of said pattern are, at least 15 microns across at the sub-area, and control means are responsive to an input signal representative of an image conjointly to control the production and direction of the pixellated patterns so that an entire image is produced over all of the said sub-areas. As shown, the variable illumination means comprises a light source 2 with digital micro-mirror array deflector device 4, and the sub-area is selected by lens array 8 with a shutter 10 and polariser array 11 10. The latter may be replaced by a two-axis steering mirror and lens array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: F. Poszat HU, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Jonathan Miller, Mark Anthony Gleeson Smith
  • Patent number: D672840
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Neufeld