Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley
  • Patent number: 8328361
    Abstract: An image projection apparatus includes a projector, a frame, and a partially transparent screen. The frame retains the screen under tension, such that the screen is inclined at an angle with respect to a plane of emission of light from the projector. The screen has a front surface arranged such that light emitted from the projector is reflected therefrom. The projector projects an image such that light forming the image impinges upon the screen such that a virtual image is created from light reflected from the screen, the virtual image appearing to be located behind the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Musion IP Limited
    Inventors: Ian O'Connell, James Rock
  • Patent number: 8325616
    Abstract: Aspects of a method and system for determination and exchange of network timing information are provided. In this regard, for each network hop traversed by a packet, a propagation delay of said network hop may be determined. Moreover, the propagation delay, and/or a hop length calculated utilizing the propagation delay, may be appended to the packet. The packet may, for example, be a MMRP registration packet or a SRP reservation packet. The packet may be dropped in instances that the propagation delay and/or length of a one or more traversed network hops is outside a determined range. The hop length may be determined by multiplying the propagation delay by a speed of propagation on the hop. The speed of propagation may be determined based on the physical layer technology associated with the network hop. Digital rights management may be implemented for media communicated on the network hop based at least in part on the hop length or the propagation delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Weida Huang, Yongbum Kim
  • Patent number: 8316117
    Abstract: A personal presentity presence service provides support for heterogeneous presentities. Presentity types including personal presentities are registered with a presentity manifest store that includes information such as type names, addresses of applications associated with actions related to the presentity type, application parameters, icons for watcher application, and the like. Personal presentity service identifies the personal presentity types associated with the user and automatically organizes these into a personal presence group for management and presentation purposes. Users (watchers) can then register for different groups of personal presentities, which are devices and systems personally associated with the user, based on a type of presentity and receive updated presence information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Hong Thi Nguyen, Michael Sean Denny
  • Patent number: 8310093
    Abstract: Various power processing systems are described that employ a multiply-connected velocity inhibiting circuit. At least one active circuit is employed to synthesize at least one passive lumped element in the multiply-connected velocity inhibiting circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: James F. Corum
  • Patent number: 8311209
    Abstract: In accordance with a method for wireless communication, in a coexistence system comprising a plurality of different wireless interface devices within a single integrated circuit, wherein each of the plurality of wireless interface devices utilizes a corresponding different wireless communication standard, and when one of the plurality of wireless interface devices is receiving or will receive a packet, communicating from the one of the plurality of wireless interface devices, an indication to at least one of a remaining one or remaining ones of the plurality of wireless interface devices, which enables the at least one of the remaining one or ones of the plurality of wireless interface devices to delay corresponding transmission based on the indication. The indication may include status information for the receiving of the packet by the one of the plurality of wireless interface devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Brima B. Ibrahim, Kenneth Ma
  • Patent number: 8310964
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enhanced 2-wire and 3-wire WLAN Bluetooth coexistence solution may include determining whether adaptive frequency hopping is active in a Bluetooth communication device. If the adaptive frequency hopping is active, handshaking with a collocated non-Bluetooth communication device may be disabled. The collocated non-Bluetooth communication device may be a wireless local area network communication device. If the adaptive frequency hopping is inactive, handshaking with the collocated non-Bluetooth communication device may be enabled. If the adaptive frequency hopping is inactive, the Bluetooth communication device may initiate handshaking prior to transmitting data. If the adaptive frequency hopping is inactive, the Bluetooth communication device may also respond to the handshaking initiated by the collocated non-Bluetooth communication device. The handshaking may be executed via a 2-wire Bluetooth/WLAN coexistence interface or a 3-wire Bluetooth/WLAN coexistence interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Asif Grushkevich
  • Patent number: 8310263
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for controlling tri-state drivers are presented herein. During scan testing, a decoder controls the tri-state drivers and prevents more than one tri-state driver from driving a shared resource, regardless of the test patterns shifted into the scan chain. During functional mode, the tri-state drivers are driven by functional enables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Himakiran Kodihalli, Amar Guettaf
  • Patent number: 8311142
    Abstract: An adaptive transmission scheme of the channel environment in the multi-antenna wireless transmission system can raise the spectrum use rate and power efficiency of the communication system. Compared with traditional single antenna input and single antenna output, the channel environment in MIMO wireless communication system is more complex. When the terminal is moving, the different types of channels between terminal and base station can be gone through and then its capacity can be changed more largely. Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to systems that transmit high speed data by way of a plurality of transmitting and/or receiving antennae, and particularly to a transmission scheme in different channel environments in a multi-antenna wireless transmission system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Southeast University
    Inventors: Xiqi Gao, Xiaohu You, Bin Jiang, Zhiwen Pan, Yuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 8311900
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for providing separate views for items. A network page providing a summary view of at least a portion of a pool of items is encoded in a computing resource for rendering by a client computing device. A window superimposed over at least a portion of the summary view is rendered by the client computing device. The window provides a separate view for examination of one item from the pool of items, and the window facilitates a serial examination of the pool of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Bates, Sean M. Scott, Brent Allen Vincent, John P. Simons, Maren M. Costa, Douglas J. Gradt, Eva Manolis, Gianna Lise Puerini
  • Patent number: 8305740
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a body with a slide member, a supporter connected to the slide member to support the body placed on a plane, and a fastener combining the supporter and the slide member to make the supporter locate at a first position of the slide member. When the body is applied a force, the supporter moves along the slide rod to locate at a second position to adjust an angle between the body and the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Chih Wei Chuang
  • Patent number: 8306104
    Abstract: Various systems and methods providing high speed decoding, enhanced power reduction and clock domain partitioning for a multi-pair gigabit Ethernet transceiver are disclosed. ISI compensation is partitioned into two stages; a first stage compensates ISI components induced by characteristics of a transmitter's partial response pulse shaping filter in a demodulator, a second stage compensates ISI components induced by characteristics of a multi-pair transmission channel in a Viterbi decoder. High speed decoding is accomplished by reducing the DFE depth by providing an input signal from a multiple decision feedback equalizer to the Viterbi based on a tail value and a subset of coefficient values received from a unit depth decision-feedback equalizer. Power reduction is accomplished by adaptively truncating active taps in the NEXT, FEXT and echo cancellation filters, or by disabling decoder circuitry portions, as channel response characteristics allow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Oscar E. Agazzi, John L. Creigh, Mehdi Hatamian, David E. Kruse, Arthur Abnous, Henry Samueli
  • Patent number: 8306070
    Abstract: Certain aspects of a method and system for speed negotiation for twisted pair links using intelligent elastic first-in-first-out (E-FIFO) in fiber channel systems are disclosed. Aspects of a method may include determination of a priority level based on amount of data in at least one elastic FIFO (E-FIFO) buffer communicatively coupled to at least one of the fiber channel host devices. The E-FIFO buffer may be modified either by insertion or deletion of IDLE words or words from an order set based on the determined priority level. The data may be synchronously communicated between fiber channel host devices communicatively coupled via the twisted pair link based on the modified elastic buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Ali Ghiasi
  • Patent number: 8303127
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method for manufacturing an optical compound layer are provided. The display apparatus comprises a light source and an optical compound layer, wherein the light source is adapted to emit a light beam, and the light beam has a polarization direction. The optical compound layer is disposed on the light source correspondingly to receive the light beam. The optical compound layer comprises a thin film and a plurality of dopants doped therein. One of the thin film and the dopants has a specific orientation which is substantially the same as the polarization direction of the light beam and the refractive indexes of the thin film and the dopants are substantially the same as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Chao-Yuan Chen, Jenn-Jia Su, Ting-Jui Chang
  • Patent number: 8305794
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a material that belongs to the class of lacunar spinels with tetrahedral aggregates of an AM4X8 transition element as the active material for an electronic data non-volatile memory, in which: A includes at least one of the following elements: Ga, Ge, Zn; M includes at least one of the following elements: V, Nb, Ta, Mo; and X includes at least one of the following elements: S, Se.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Universite De Nantes
    Inventors: Laurent Cario, Benoit Corraze, Etienne Janod, George Christian Vaju, Marie-Paule Besland
  • Patent number: 8302346
    Abstract: Biological optimization systems for enhancing photosynthetic efficiency and methods of use. Specifically, methods for enhancing photosynthetic efficiency including applying pulsed light to a photosynthetic organism, using a chlorophyll fluorescence feedback control system to determine one or more photosynthetic efficiency parameters, and adjusting one or more of the photosynthetic efficiency parameters to drive the photosynthesis by the delivery of an amount of light to optimize light absorption of the photosynthetic organism while providing enough dark time between light pulses to prevent oversaturation of the chlorophyll reaction centers are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan W. Hunt, Senthil Chinnasamy, Keshav C. Das, Erico Rolim de Mattos
  • Patent number: 8301513
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for providing dynamic item pricing to a customer during online shopping and/or purchasing of wireless devices. In a representative embodiment, a dynamic pricing system is executed in a computing device that generates a network page to send to a client device over a network, the network page including a price for a specified wireless device. The dynamic pricing system communicates with the client device over the network to obtain a selected service plan associated with the specified wireless device. The dynamic pricing system determines an updated price for the specified wireless device in response to the selected service plan for access by the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shih-Ta Peng, Charles Steven Johnson, Aaron C. Rubenson, Gregor Alan Moulton
  • Patent number: 8299250
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compound of the formula (I) or the formula (II) in which: W is an oxygen atom or a radical of the formula NH; X is hydrogen or an alkaline cation or a C1-C8 alkyl or a —(CH2)n3—C(R4)(R5)(R6) radical; X and R on the one hand and X and R1 on the other hand may independently form an optionally substituted cycle with 5, 6 or 7 links. The invention also relates to complexes of said compounds with at least one metal selected from the group comprising copper, palladium, ruthenium, iridium and rhodium, and to a method for the synthesis of these compounds. These compounds and complexes can be used in various asymmetrical catalysis methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignees: Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes, CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
    Inventors: Marc Mauduit, Diane Rix, Christophe Crevisy, Joanna Wencel
  • Patent number: 8300150
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a pixel difference calculator, a summing unit, a determining unit, and an output unit. The pixel difference calculator receives a present image having first pixels and a previous image having second pixels, calculates pixel differences between corresponding first and second pixels, and outputs positive and negative pixel difference values. The summing unit obtains a first output value by adding up those of the positive pixel difference values and a second output value by adding up those of the negative pixel difference values. The determining unit determines a noise level of the present image from the first and second output values, and outputs a blended value. The output unit adds together weights of pixels at the same positions of the present and previous images according to the blended value to generate an output image. An image processing method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Chien-Chen Chen, Chun-Hsing Hsieh
  • Patent number: D670010
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Chiuan Lin
  • Patent number: D670930
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Royston, LLC.
    Inventor: Eric Kaplan