Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
  • Patent number: 7877520
    Abstract: Configuration information settings for a storage device are made highly reliable and facilitated. The storage device includes a service processor for setting storage device configuration information, and a terminal device connected to the service processor via a private line to send a command group, received from an operator and related to the storage device configuration information, to the service processor. The service processor also includes a device for determining approval or denial of execution of the command group prior to execution of the command group received from the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimichi Kishimoto, Yoshinori Igarashi, Shuichi Yagi
  • Patent number: 7877364
    Abstract: A method of storing data including the steps of providing a first index of first location identifiers, a second index of second location identifiers and a dictionary data base of data items, wherein the first location identifiers are adapted to identify the location of second location identifiers in the second index and the second location identifiers are adapted to identify the location of data items in the dictionary data base, receiving data and separating the data into a plurality of data items and storing the data items in a main data base, whereby at least one of the data items is stored in the main data base as at least one first location identifier, which identifies at least one second location identifier, which identifies the or each data item in the dictionary data base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Zentronix Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: John Archbold, Graziano Mele
  • Patent number: 7876849
    Abstract: A data transmission method and apparatus are disclosed using receivers having spatial diversity, with the receivers communicating with a common client via network communication. Improved systems and methods for data transmission according to the disclosed method and apparatus include at least: a transmission source for transmitting a data signal; a first receiver for receiving the data signal; a second receiver for receiving the data signal, wherein the second receiver is spaced apart from the first receiver thereby providing spatial diversity; and a communication network for facilitating communication between a client and at least the first receiver and the second receiver, as needed, wherein the client is capable of analyzing individual data signals received by the first and second receivers and forming a composite signal of a higher quality than the quality of the individual data signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven H. Gardner
  • Patent number: 7874975
    Abstract: Compositions, articles, and methods for treating and imaging vulnerable plaque and other inflamed regions in a patient rely on delivery of a conversion electron emitting source (CEES) to a body location. The CEES may be delivered by coupling to a substance which preferentially binds to vulnerable plaque or other inflammatory marker. Alternatively, the CEES can be delivered on a catheter, scaffold, or other device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Clear Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilbert R. Gonzales, Nicolas Chronos
  • Patent number: 7877348
    Abstract: A method for analyzing data from a database using an analytic database function includes receiving a selection of measured items from a user, receiving a placement item from the user, and determining a partitioning of the selection of measured items from the placement item. A placement item can be a column, a row, or an axis. A template associated with the analytic database function is adapted to define at least one partitioning relative to the placement item. The template is further adapted to define an ordering parameter for the analytic database function and optionally an aggregation level for the analytic database function. A database query is created with the partitioning. The database query can be an SQL statement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Henry Verschell, Raghuram Venkatasubramanian, Steve Cave, Martin Roth
  • Patent number: 7874986
    Abstract: Delivery systems, and methods using the same, having an ultrasound viewing window for improved imaging and a needle for ablation treatment of target tissues. In an embodiment, the target tissue is a fibroid within a female's uterus. In an embodiment the delivery system includes a rigid shaft having a proximal end, and a distal end, and an axial passage extending through the rigid shaft. In an embodiment, the axial passage is configured for removably receiving the ultrasound imaging insert having an ultrasound array disposed on a distal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert K. Deckman, Craig Gerbi, Michael Munrow, Jessica Grossman
  • Patent number: 7874492
    Abstract: A system for facilitating memory and application management on a smartcard the system includes a client having a number of applications and a smartcard having specification logic allowing file structures and security and access conditions to be defined using a set of common commands. Each application has a corresponding group of data on the smartcard. An applet instance is created for each application and corresponding group of application data. At the time of instantiation, the specification logic allows an application to specify the file structure and/or to specify security and access conditions for its group of data. An application can utilize passcode and credential management so that a single passcode is used to access the smartcard regardless of whether the application utilizes the common commands to specify a file structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignees: Visa U.S.A. Inc., Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Philippe Levy, Ayman Hammad, Virginia Simcox, Jerry Sloan, Mary Gorden
  • Patent number: 7874512
    Abstract: System and method for a flyable and roadable vehicle. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides a vehicle capable of air and road travel. The vehicle is adaptable to a flying configuration and a road configuration. The vehicle includes a fuselage having a front end, a rear end, a top side, a bottom side. The vehicle also includes a wing component having a plurality of planes. The plurality of planes includes a first plane and a second plane. The vehicle additionally includes a connecting component for coupling the planes of the wing and the fuselage. The connecting component is able to accommodate a substantial relative rotation between the first plane and the fuselage. The vehicle further includes a plurality of wheels coupled to the bottom side of the fuselage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventor: Junfeng Xu
  • Patent number: 7877388
    Abstract: A method (and system) for clustering a plurality of items. Each of the items includes information. The method includes inputting a plurality of items. Each of the items includes information. The items are provided into a clustering process. The method also inputs an initial organization structure into the clustering process. The initial organization structure includes one or more categories, at least one of the categories being associated with one of the items. The method processes the plurality of items based upon at least the initial organization structure and the information in each of the items; and determines a resulting organization structure based upon the processing. The resulting organization structure relates to the initial organization structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Stratify, Inc.
    Inventors: John O. Lamping, Ramana Venkata, Shashidhar Thakur, Samdeer Siruguri
  • Patent number: 7877633
    Abstract: The disk controller has a plurality of channel control units, a plurality of cache memories, a plurality of disk control units, and a plurality of internal switch units. Each channel control unit or disk control unit sends to one of the cache memory units a request packet requesting execution of processing. The cache memory unit sends a response packet in response to the received request packet. Each internal switch unit monitors the request packet sent from the channel control unit or disk control unit, and judges whether or not the response packet to the request packet has passed through the internal switch unit within a first given time period since the passage of the request packet. In the case where the response packet has not passed through the internal switch unit within the first given time period, the internal switch unit sends a failure notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Nakamura, Akira Fujibayashi, Mutsumi Hosoya
  • Patent number: 7877703
    Abstract: Methods for the intelligent rendering of information in a limited display environment are provided. Display environments, especially in mobile devices, are limited with regard to physical space and technical capability. The present invention provides for the scaling of information in the display in light of those limitations. Additional methods for intelligently determining information to be or not to be displayed in the environment are further provided. Determinations of information to be displayed may be a result of a user-determination or automatic determinations made by a user device. Zooming and ‘quick look’ features are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Seven Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Fleming
  • Patent number: 7875829
    Abstract: The thermal processing device includes a stage, a continuous wave electromagnetic radiation source, a series of lenses, a translation mechanism, a detection module, a three-dimensional auto-focus, and a computer system. The stage is configured to receive a substrate thereon. The continuous wave electromagnetic radiation source is disposed adjacent the stage, and is configured to emit continuous wave electromagnetic radiation along a path towards the substrate. The series of lenses is disposed between the continuous wave electromagnetic radiation source and the stage, and are configured to condense the continuous wave electromagnetic radiation into a line of continuous wave electromagnetic radiation on a surface of the substrate. The translation mechanism is configured to translate the stage and the line of continuous wave electromagnetic radiation relative to one another. The detection module is positioned within the path, and is configured to detect continuous wave electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean C. Jennings, Mark Yam, Abhilash J. Mayur, Vernon Behrens, Paul A. O'Brien, Leonid M. Tertitski, Alexander Goldin
  • Patent number: 7877572
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are described for a data processing device. The data processor includes features suitable for executing a software virtual machine. The data processor provides an instruction set that supports object-level memory protection suitable for high speed operation. Memory control logic is provided to accommodate a configuration having relatively less random access memory (RAM) as compared to re-programmable, nonvolatile memory, and to improve access to the re-programmable, nonvolatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Renesas Technology America, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Morita, Shumpei Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 7877090
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of allowing a user to roam from one wireless network and interact with an Internet-based application is disclosed. The method comprises establishing a connection between a wireless mobile device and a first wireless network, wherein the connection allows the wireless mobile device to interact with an Internet-based application; tracking a state of interaction between the wireless mobile device and the Internet-based application; terminating the connection between the wireless mobile device and the first wireless network; establishing a connection between the wireless mobile device and a second wireless network; and sending, to the Internet-based application, data representing a state of interaction of the wireless mobile device with the Internet-based application prior to terminating the connection between the wireless mobile device and the first wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Stephane H. Maes
  • Patent number: 7876287
    Abstract: A system with a main monitor for a host computer and a second, mini monitor for displaying a portion of the display normally intended for the main monitor. In one embodiment, the mini monitor is connected to the computer over a shared, peripheral bus, such as the universal serial bus (USB). The smaller size of the mini monitor and either compression or slower refresh rates allow it to be connected to the USB just like other peripheral devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Hugh J. McLarty, Guy Tiphane, David Wegmuller
  • Patent number: D631265
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Z-Line Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: James S. Sexton
  • Patent number: D631369
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Fresh Express Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrew McClelland, Toby Wingfield, Jacqueline Sue Aberegg
  • Patent number: D631437
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan K. Stacey
  • Patent number: D631526
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Gamo Outdoor, S.L.
    Inventors: Victor Tresserras Torre, Julian Arnedo Vera
  • Patent number: PP21664
    Abstract: This invention is a new and distinct grapevine variety denominated ‘IFG 68-175’. ‘IFG 68-175’ is characterized by producing large bright red, crisp, uniform berries with high sugar content borne on medium size clusters. The fruit ripen and are commercially harvestable from late August to mid-September. Berries color fully even under adverse conditions and do not darken excessively throughout the harvestable period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: International Fruit Genetics
    Inventor: David Cain