Patents Represented by Attorney Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8294628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multiple-port dual-band antenna system and the associated interface formed by DPDT or SPDT switches, that can be integrated on one and the same multi-layer structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Le Naour, Ali Louzir, Philippe Minard, Jean-Luc Robert, Francoise Le Bolzer
  • Patent number: 8287604
    Abstract: A capacitor includes a plurality of nanochannels formed in a dielectric material. A conductive film is formed over interior surfaces of the nanochannels, and a charge barrier is formed over the conductive film. An electrolytic solution is disposed in the nanochannels. An electrode is coupled to the electrolytic solution in the nanochannels to form the capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Haight, Stephen M. Rossnagel
  • Patent number: 8290841
    Abstract: A system and method for determining policy coverage and generating a suggested policy for gaps in the policy coverage includes determining policy coverage for one or more policies in a policy coverage space and determining regions uncovered by the policy coverage in the policy coverage space. Suggested policies are generated to cover the regions uncovered by the policy coverage. The policy coverage is supplemented with the suggested polices to complete coverage of a policy set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mandis S. Beigi, Carolyn Brodie, Seraphin Bernard Calo, David Alson George, Clare-Marie Karat
  • Patent number: 8290219
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a cancelable biometric includes shifting at least one pixel region in a biometric image comprised of pixel regions. The at least one pixel region is combined with at least one other pixel region to form a replacement region for the at least one pixel region to form a transformed image. The biometric image is reused to generate another transformed image if the transformed image is to be canceled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan H. Connell, Nalini K. Ratha, Jinyu Zuo
  • Patent number: 8289597
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for reading from and/or writing to holographic storage media, and more specifically to an apparatus for reading from and/or writing to holographic storage media having an improved overlap between one or more reference beams and an object beam or a reconstructed object beam. According to the invention, the apparatus has a common aperture arrangement of a reference beam and an object beam or a reconstructed object beam, wherein the focus of the reference beam is shifted relative to the focus of the object beam or the reconstructed object beam within a focal plane of the object beam or the reconstructed object beam inside or close to the holographic storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventor: Wolfgang Hossfeld
  • Patent number: 8288218
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and method for fabricating a semiconductor device include providing a strained semiconductor layer having a first strained axis, forming an active region within a surface of the strained semiconductor layer where the active region has a longitudinal axis along the strained axis and forming gate structures over the active region. Raised source/drain regions are formed on the active regions above and over the surface of the strained semiconductor layer and adjacent to the gate structures to form transistor devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen W. Bedell, Huiming Bu, Kangguo Cheng, Bruce B. Doris, Johnathan E. Faltermeier, Ali Khakifirooz, Devendra K. Sadana, Chun-Chen Yeh
  • Patent number: 8284287
    Abstract: Image sensor, which comprises a plurality of pixels arranged as a pixel array with rows and columns and at least one read-out arrangement for reading out the pixels row by row. The columns are grouped into blocks with a certain number N of columns. Each read-out arrangement comprises N column read out circuits and an addressing circuit for with at least two groups of addressing lines for addressing the blocks. The blocks are selectively addressed by the groups of addressing lines in a way that a read-out sequence of blocks addressed by the groups is continuous across all blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Patrick Vogel, Steffen Lehr, Heinrich Schemmann, Sabine Roth, Petrus Gijsbertus Maria Centen, Jeroen Rotte, Friedrich Heizmann
  • Patent number: 8285932
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mass storage system with improved usage of buffer capacity, and more specifically to a mass storage system for real-time data storage with an embedded controller. According to the invention, the mass storage system has a first data path between a real-time data interface and a mass storage array, the first data path including a data buffer without access latency, and a second data path between an embedded processor and the mass storage array, wherein the data buffer without access latency is also used as a data buffer for non real-time data transfers between the embedded processor and the mass storage array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Stefan Abeling, Johann Maas, Wolfgang Klausberger, Thomas Brune
  • Patent number: 8286153
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for optimizing component composition in a distributed stream-processing environment having a plurality of nodes capable of being associated with one or more of a plurality of stream processing components. The system includes an adaptive composition probing (ACP) module and a hierarchical state manager. The ACP module probes a subset of the plurality of stream processing components to determine the optimal component composition in response to a stream processing request. The hierarchical state manager manages local and global information for use by said ACP module in determining the optimal component composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaohui Gu, Philip S. Yu
  • Patent number: 8285064
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for processing images, texture pattern blocks representative of a typical texture of the images being stored in a memory, the method comprising the following steps: transforming the pixel grey levels of a current block into a current block of frequency coefficients using a predefined transform; building up a merger block, each frequency coefficient positioned at a defined place of the merger block being equal either to the frequency coefficient positioned at the same place of the current block, or to the frequency coefficient positioned at the same place of a texture pattern block among the texture pattern blocks stored in the memory; selecting a merger block according to a predefined function (J); and replacing in the image the current block by the selected merger block. The invention also concerns an electronic device for processing the corresponding images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Julien Haddad, Dominique Thoreau, Philippe Salmon, Xavier Castellan, Christophe Chevance
  • Patent number: 8279214
    Abstract: The invention concerns a video processing for improving the picture quality of picture which are displayed on display devices like plasma display panels and all kind of display devices based on the principle of duty cycle modulation of light emission and for reducing the average power dissipation. The basic idea behind the invention is to generate only the required amount of sustain pulses that effectively produce light and to avoid generating unnecessary sustain pulses. To this end, the video range of the input video is increased in order to be equal to a nominal range, 255 in the case of a 8-bit coding, and a power level mode with a reduced number of sustain pulses is selected to keep constant the brightness of the image. The number of sustain pulses that do not produce light is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Carlos Correa, Cédric Thebault, Rainer Zwing
  • Patent number: 8280683
    Abstract: A system and method for correlation of resources with hardware events includes event driven sampling a call chain of functions to determine when functions of the call chain are active. The call chain is mapped to execution times based upon a probabilistic integration of the functions such that when portions of the call chain are active, resources associated with call chain activity are correlated with hardware events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Ulrich Alfons Finkler
  • Patent number: 8273618
    Abstract: A method of forming a high-K gate stack for a MOSFET device to control the threshold voltage for the MOSFET device. A first high-K metallic oxide layer is formed on a semiconductor substrate. At least one composite layer is then formed directly on the first layer. The composite layer is composed of a second high-K metallic oxide layer formed directly on a dipole induction layer. The dipole induction layer includes a high-K metallic oxide having higher oxygen vacancy affinity and lower oxygen vacancy diffusivity than the first and second layers. A metallic gate electrode is then formed on the composite layer. Formation of the various layers is such as to position the dipole induction layer of the composite layer between the gate electrode and substrate so as to shift the threshold voltage to a desired level. A high-K gate stack in a MOSFET device formed by the above method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wanda Andreoni, Alessandro Curioni, Carlo A. Pignedoli
  • Patent number: 8275615
    Abstract: A translation method and system include a recognition engine having a plurality of models each being employed to decode a same utterance to provide an output. A model combiner is configured to assign probabilities to each model output and configured to assign weights to the outputs of the plurality of models based on the probabilities to provide a best performing model for the context of the utterance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Suleyman S. Kozat, Ruhi Sarikaya
  • Patent number: 8272163
    Abstract: A modular unit, system and method include a base layer having a plurality of reservoirs configured to prevent water flow through a lower portion, the lower portion for contacting a support surface, and having interlocking portions configured to interlock adjacent base layers when installed. A water permeable layer is disposed over the base layer. A detachable wall is mountable on the base layer to contain planting media. The water permeable layer may include a water-holding capillary fabric mat layer with entangled filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Metro Green Visions, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Dubner
  • Patent number: 8270714
    Abstract: A visual summary of the image sequences is generated, displaying at least one image from a plurality of the image sequences. Color correction is applied to a feature in one of the displayed images and images comprising at least one feature being close to the color corrected feature according to a distance criterion are selected, displayed, and color correction, based on the color correction to the feature, is applied to the features in the selected images. An apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Jurgen Stauder, Francois Le Clerc, Philippe Robert
  • Patent number: 8270485
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of watermarking a binary stream resulting from the encoding of a set of coefficients comprising at least one coefficient encoded by predictive coding, called predictively coded coefficient. The method comprises the steps of: a) identifying, in the binary stream, a first binary word representing the predictively coded coefficient; b) computing a modified coefficient from the predictively coded coefficient on the basis of at least one watermarking bit; c) encoding the modified coefficient into a second binary word; and d) replacing in the binary stream the first binary word with the second binary word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Séverine Baudry, Philippe Nguyen, Noémie Lechable
  • Patent number: 8270491
    Abstract: The present invention is situated within the frame or video processing domain and more particularly in the domain of video interpolation. It relates to a device for generating an interpolated frame from source frames temporarily surrounding it. This device comprises motion estimation means, motion compensated interpolation means, linear interpolation means, means for mixing the frame produced by the motion compensated interpolation means with the frame produced by the linear interpolation means. According to the invention, the mixing coefficients assigned to these two frames depend on the displaced frame difference and/or the frame difference between the source frames surrounding this interpolated frame and/or estimated motion vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Jonathan Kervec, Didier Doyen, Hassane Guermoud
  • Patent number: D668765
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Ideal Living Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Todd Sinett, Lyndon T. Treacy
  • Patent number: D668845
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Chi Huynh