Patents Represented by Attorney Tran & Associates
  • Patent number: 8336017
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to automatically generate a custom integrated circuit (IC) described by a computer readable code or model. The IC has one or more timing and hardware constraints. The system extracts parameters defining the processor architecture from a static profile and a dynamic profile of the computer readable code; iteratively optimizes the processor architecture by changing one or more parameters of the architecture in a hierarchical manner until all timing and hardware constraints expressed as a cost function are met using an architecture optimizer (AO); and synthesizes the generated processor architecture into a computer readable description of the custom integrated circuit for semiconductor fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Algotochip Corporation
    Inventors: Suresh Kadiyala, Pius Ng, Anand Pandurangam, Satish Padmanabhan, James Player
  • Patent number: 8335827
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for actively all-to-all exchanging messages in a large group of individuals, comprising accumulating messages from individuals in at least one hub, processing and reorganizing accumulated messages and their groups into short representations of the messages, and selectively actively delivering short representations according to a distribution pattern found as a maximum of a goodness function. Processing and reorganizing accumulated messages into short representations, that is summarization, is performed by constraining the stream of messages to a hierarchical stream format, having a hierarchy of messages linked by a directional parent-child relationship, and iteratively replacing the parent messages in such hierarchy with a representative message chosen among all children of that message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Yuriy Mishchenko
  • Patent number: 8328718
    Abstract: A heart monitoring system for a person includes one or more wireless nodes; and a wearable appliance in communication with the one or more wireless nodes, the appliance monitoring cardiac abnormalities. Other implementations can monitor heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, fluid status, posture and activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 8323189
    Abstract: A heart monitoring system for a person includes one or more wireless nodes; and a wearable appliance in communication with the one or more wireless nodes, the appliance monitoring vital signs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Bao Tran, Ha-Thi Tran
  • Patent number: 8323188
    Abstract: A heart monitoring system for a person includes one or more wireless nodes forming a wireless network; a wearable sensor having a wireless transceiver adapted to communicate with the one or more wireless nodes; and a software module receiving data from the wireless nodes to detect changes in patient vital signs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 8317242
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for holding tools securely with a grip assist are provided. A preferred grip assist preferably includes a wristband having a strap and buckle, a first strap attached to the wristband with a hinge. The first strap also has a ring attached to an end of the strap opposite the hinge. Behind the ring on the first strap, is a first segment of a two segment closure system. A second strap is also attached to the wristband with a second hinge. The second strap has a second segment of the two segment closure system attached to an end opposite the wristband. The two segment closure system is closed to form a grip assist position. The second strap can be held open by a secondary two segment closure system to form an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: David Chen Yu
  • Patent number: 8308389
    Abstract: An apparatus for use when applying a compound from a dispensing tube comprises: a receptacle; a plurality of retaining rings mechanically coupled to the receptacle for attaching the apparatus to the dispensing tube; an application blade secured within the receptacle for contacting the compound being dispensed during application; optionally, a handle mechanically coupled on an opposite side of the receptacle from the plurality of retaining rings; and, optionally, at least one retaining clip for securing at least one of the plurality of retaining rings around a nozzle tip of the dispensing tube. Such apparatus and related methods facilitate initial application of the compound in an evenly distributed and desired topographical manner without requiring subsequent smoothing and/or shaping steps after contact of the compound with a surface to which it is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: David Chen Yu
  • Patent number: 8304251
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to automatically detect the presence of a substance on a test swipe by capturing a background image of the test swipe; applying one or more test chemicals to a test swipe; adjusting the temperature of the test swipe to a predetermined temperature range; capturing an in-situ image of the test swipe after the application of chemical at the predetermined temperature range; subtracting the background image from the in-situ image; generating a difference value from the two images; and searching a known database to identify the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Chem Spectra, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Haas, Douglas Haas
  • Patent number: 8298875
    Abstract: A method to fabricate a junction-less transistor comprising: forming at least two regions of semiconductor doping; first region with a relatively high level of dopant concentration and second region with at least 1/10 lower dopant concentration, and etching away a portion of said first region for the formation of the transistor gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Monolithic 3D Inc.
    Inventors: Zvi Or-Bach, Deepak C. Sekar, Brian Cronquist, Paul Lim
  • Patent number: 8276107
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to automatically synthesize a custom integrated circuit by encoding architecture level knowledge in a data model to generate and pass new constraints for physical synthesis of a chip specification uniquely customized to computer readable code. The system receives a look-ahead cost function during architecture optimization consistent with cost observed later in the flow after detailed physical synthesis is performed. The look-ahead cost function is generated from a prior iteration and supplied to a subsequent iteration through the data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Algotochip Corporation
    Inventors: Ananth Durbha, Satish Padmanabhan, Pius Ng
  • Patent number: 8267294
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting a personal electronic device are provided. The device incorporates a support frame structure comprised of three legs. A vertical leg is attached to a shoulder strap, while the horizontal legs are attached to a chest strap. A lower joint is located between the two horizontal legs and this lower joint is also attached to an electronic device support leg. The electronic device support leg is attached to the lower joint and also to a ball joint at the end opposite the lower joint. In use, the lower joint allows for the electronic device to be moved into a viewing position at a desired angle. The ball joint allows rotation of the device between portrait and landscape orientations. A case may also be attached to the electronic device support leg to contain the personal electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventors: David Chen Yu, Michael D. Yu
  • Patent number: 8258810
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first transistor layer and a second transistor layer overlaying the first transistor layer, wherein said first transistor layer comprises a plurality of flip-flops each having a selectively coupleable additional input generated by said second transistor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Monolithic 3D Inc.
    Inventors: Zvi Or-Bach, Ze'ev Wurman
  • Patent number: 8249731
    Abstract: A system to control energy consumption in a building having a plurality of rooms with a wireless data transceiver; an occupancy sensor; a temperature sensor; a processor coupled to the wireless data transceiver, the occupancy sensor and the temperature sensor; and an air register including a motor coupled to the processor, the motor opening or closing one or more air vents in response to sensed motion or room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: Alexander Bach Tran, Alan An-Thuan Tran, Bao Q. Tran
  • Patent number: 8242813
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to detect current for an output load with an inductor. The system includes a high side power transistor a low side power transistor coupled to the high side power transistor; and a controller coupled to the high and low side power transistors to provide cycle by cycle conduction of the low side power transistor, said controller adaptively turning off the low side power transistor when the high and low side power transistors are off and an inductor current is non-positive. Adaptation of the turn off of the low side transistor is based on the time position of the detection of the non-positive inductor current and serves to improve the power efficiency of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Adaptive Digital Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Wile, Andrew Wu
  • Patent number: 8225247
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to automatically design a custom integrated circuit includes receiving a specification of the custom integrated circuit including computer readable code and one or more constraints on the custom integrated circuit; automatically devising a processor architecture and generating a processor chip specification uniquely customized to the computer readable code which satisfies the constraints; and synthesizing the chip specification into a layout of the custom integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventors: Satish Padmanabhan, Pius Ng, Anand Pandurangan, Suresh Kadiyala, Ananth Durbha, Tak Shigihara
  • Patent number: 8214925
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for securely holding a tool are provided. The apparatus includes a glove covering a user's palm and fingers. This flap has a piece of adhesive fabric attached. An additional piece of adhesive fabric is placed on the glove over the user's thumb pad. On the back of the user's hand, over the user's fingernails are located additional pieces of adhesive fabric. In use, the user grasps the tool normally and uses the flap and the adhesive fabric pieces to secure the adhesive fabric, forming a secure grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: David Chen Yu
  • Patent number: 8204833
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present system provide methods and systems for identifying an individual who operates a remote computer. One aspect provides a technique to generate fingerprint of computer and its user based on the information collected through the actions a user conducts on internet. Another aspect of the system provides a technique to compute the fingerprints and find relations between users and computers. Another aspect of the system provides a trust ranking to a user based on the consistency of information collected from the user's various actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Softroute Corporation
    Inventors: Ruicao Mu, Tie Hu
  • Patent number: 8185862
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to automatically synthesize a custom integrated circuit by receiving a specification of the custom integrated circuit including computer readable code and generating a profile of the computer readable code to determine instruction usage; automatically generating a processor architecture uniquely customized to the computer readable code, the processor architecture having one or more processing blocks to implement one or more instructions; determining an instruction execution sequence based on the code profile and reassigning the instruction sequence to spread operation to different blocks on the IC to reduce hot spots; and synthesizing the generated processor chip specification into a computer readable description of the custom integrated circuit for semiconductor fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Algotochip Corporation
    Inventors: Ananth Durbha, Pius Ng, Gary Oblock, Suresh Kadiyala, Satish Padmanabhan
  • Patent number: 8163581
    Abstract: Techniques to utilize layer transfer schemes such as ion-cut to form novel light emitting diodes (LEDs), CMOS image sensors, displays, microdisplays and solar cells are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Monolith IC 3D
    Inventors: Zvi Or-Bach, Deepak C. Sekar
  • Patent number: 8126816
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present system provide methods and systems for authenticating online purchase by tracing internet actions to a remote computer and to an individual who operates the computer. One aspect provides a technique to generate fingerprint of computer and its user based on the information collected through the actions a user conducts on internet. Another aspect of the system provides a technique to compute the fingerprints and find relations between users and computers. Another aspect of the system provides a trust ranking to a user based on the consistency of information collected from the user's various actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Softroute Corporation
    Inventors: Ruicao Mu, Tie Hu