Patents Represented by Attorney Townsend and Townsend & Crew, LLP
  • 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: 7874696
    Abstract: A wall luminaire is described having a housing intended for the reception of the electrical components and having at least one light permeable element mounted to the housing whose special feature consists of the fact that light generated by a plurality of LEDs with an associated optical system or by a fluorescent lamp arrangement is guided in bundled form between two surfaces which are disposed in the sidelight region of the light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventor: Hartmut S. Engel
  • Patent number: 7876556
    Abstract: A disk array system capable of efficiently cooling the canisters and achieving the high-density mounting of the canisters without reducing the number of canisters is provided. In the disk array system having a HDD box which stores a plurality of canisters, a canister on an upstream side of cooling air and a canister on a downstream side of the cooling air both standing upright are arranged with a difference in level therebetween in the HDD box. The canister on the upstream side has a reliability assurance temperature lower than that on the downstream side, and a disk size of the canister on the upstream side is smaller than that on the downstream side. Also, the canister on the downstream side is arranged higher than that on the upstream side so that an alarm indicator LED and a ready indicator LED can be checked visually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Katakura, Shigeaki Tanaka, Yasuji Morishita
  • Patent number: 7876557
    Abstract: A disk array device comprises: a hard disk drive module including a disk for recording information thereon and having one side that has a length substantially equal to the diameter of the disk; a battery nodule; an operation module; a fan module having at least one cooling fan; a controller module having a controller; a power supply module provided for supplying power to the modules; a circuit board to which the above-mentioned modules are connected via electrical connectors; and a substantially box-shaped chassis in which the modules and the circuit board are housed. A front surface and a rear surface of the chassis are opened in a rectangular shape. A length of one side of the opened front surface of the chassis is substantially the same length as the one side of the hard disk drive module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Suzuki, Masahiko Sato, Kenichi Tateyama, Naoto Matsunami, Koichi Kimura, Hidehiko Iwasaki, Kenichi Takamoto, Kenji Muraoka, Takamasa Ishikawa, Nobuhiro Yokoyama, Kiyotaka Takahashi, Yoshinori Nagaiwa
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 7877386
    Abstract: A user uses a graphical user interface to configure a search process. One or more set up pages may be output to the user to allow the search process to be configured. Once the search process is defined, a graphical user interface is generated that provides the search process. A searcher can then use the interface to perform searches. A search page is provided that includes fields that were defined. When a search term is received, a search is performed according to a search definition. The search results are then returned according to how the search results were configured. For example, the search results may be returned in a stepped fashion. Additionally, a quick create option is provided on the search result page. This allows a user to create an entry that is classified according to the search definition for the field that was searched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Shurtleff, Milind Madhusudan Sawant, Michael P. Sverdlov, Chuaoyuan Wang
  • 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: 7876301
    Abstract: A system provides an image displaying technique that provides stable high contrast even in an area having high brightness. Based on information about an average brightness level of a digital luminance signal, black-correction processing which decreases a brightness level by offsetting the brightness level to the minus side, and increase processing which increases a contrast gain within a dynamic range, are performed for an analog luminance signal or a digital luminance signal, enabling improvement in contrast even where brightness is intense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Aoki, Ryo Hasegawa
  • 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: 7876919
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide microphone assemblies for hearing aids which are resistant to moisture and debris. An embodiment provides a microphone assembly for a CIC hearing aid comprising a microphone housing including a housing surface having a microphone port, a fluidic barrier structure coupled to the housing surface, a protective mesh coupled to the barrier structure and a microphone disposed within the housing. The microphone housing can be sized to be positioned in close proximity to another component surface such as a hearing battery assembly surface. At least a portion of the housing surface and/or the barrier structure are hydrophobic. The barrier structure surrounds the microphone port and is configured to channel liquid and debris away from entry into the microphone port including matter constrained between the housing surface and another surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: InSound Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunder Ram, Dean Johnson, Richard Gable, Michael Ipsen, Ian M. Day
  • 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: 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: 7875498
    Abstract: A chip module is disclosed. It includes a circuit substrate, a semiconductor die comprising a power transistor mounted on the circuit substrate, and a passive electronic component. The passive electronic component is in electrical communication with the semiconductor die, and is in thermal communication with the semiconductor die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Elbanhawy, Benny Tjia
  • Patent number: 7874262
    Abstract: The invention relates to a masking system (1) for the masking of a crank chamber (2) of an internal combustion engine (3) during a surface treatment of a cylinder running surface (4, 41, 42) of a cylinder bore (5, 51, 52) of a cylinder (6, 61, 62) of the internal combustion engine (3). The masking system (1) includes a hollow masking body (7) with a connector segment (71) for the connection of the hollow masking body (7) to the cylinder bore (5, 51, 52) as well as a screen segment (72). In accordance with the invention, the hollow masking body (7) is configured such that the connector segment (71) of the hollow masking body (7) can be positioned on the cylinder bore (51) of the first cylinder (6, 61) at the crank chamber side during the surface treatment of a first cylinder (6, 61) of the internal combustion engine (3). The invention further relates to the use of a masking system (1) in accordance with the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Sulzer Metco AG
    Inventors: Christian Bohnheio, Gerard Barbezat
  • 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