Patents Represented by Attorney Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8271409
    Abstract: There are provided methods, computer program products, and systems for indexing a data stream. A method for indexing a data stream having attribute values includes the steps of parsing the data stream, and forming an index of tuples for a subset of attribute values of the data stream. The index is configured for retrieving the top-K tuples that optimize linearly weighted sums of at least some of the attribute values in the subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gang Luo, Kun-Lung Wu, Philip Shi-lung Yu
  • Patent number: 8270606
    Abstract: A system and method for real-time network communications provides a session identifier as a public key for group communication between clients, and provides a channel identifier representing a private key for each of a plurality of clients. The channel identifier includes client-specific attributes, which function to indicate grouping criteria for the group communication. A dynamic communication link is created over a network between a client and a service based upon the public and private key combination such that group communication is enabled based upon the attributes of the private key and the public key. Communications are translated using a translation service which employs the attributes associated with the private key and the public key combination to provide response information in a designated language to enable multi-lingual real-time communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sasha Porto Caskey, Danning Jiang, Wen Liu, David Lubensky, Yong Qin, Andrzej Sakrajda, Cheng Wu
  • Patent number: 8266394
    Abstract: There are provided methods for single-owner multi-consumer work queues for repeatable tasks. A method includes permitting a single owner thread of a single owner, multi-consumer, work queue to access the work queue using atomic instructions limited to only a single access and using non-atomic operations. The method further includes restricting the single owner thread from accessing the work queue using atomic instructions involving more than one access. The method also includes synchronizing amongst other threads with respect to their respective accesses to the work queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maged M. Michael, Vijay Anand Saraswat, Martin Vechev
  • Patent number: 8265211
    Abstract: The method of improving the carrier-to-noise ratio for a receiver with diversity, and the associated device, consists, after extracting, by phase shifting, the noise component of the signals to be demodulated, in optimizing the cancellation of the useful component via a feedback loop acting on the phase shifter and in summing the noise component in phase and in phase opposition with these signals to improve the carrier-to-noise ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Robert, Jean-Yves Le Naour, Jean-François Pintos
  • Patent number: 8264285
    Abstract: A digitally controlled circuit and method includes an error input coupled to a proportional path. The proportional path includes a selector which directly receives the error input as a select signal. The selector receives a proportional control weight from a location other than the proportional path wherein the proportional control weight is input to a digitally controlled oscillator (DCO).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander V. Rylyakov, Jose A. Tierno
  • Patent number: 8259873
    Abstract: Watermarking of audio signals intends to manipulate the audio signal in a way that the changes in the audio content cannot be recognized by the human auditory system. The watermark data are decoded from the received watermarked audio signal by correlation with corresponding candidate reference sequences. One or more of the sync symbols are embedded twice in the watermark data frame in the encoder. Thereafter a circular correlation is calculated instead of a standard correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Peter Georg Baum, Walter Voessing, Michael Arnold
  • Patent number: 8259805
    Abstract: Motion compensated temporal prediction is well-known for redundancy reduction in video signal compression. A prediction error signal and a motion vector for a current block are transmitted, describing the location of the predictor block in the reference picture. A problem solved by the invention is to encode and decode video signals using less or no mo- tion vector data side information. This is achieved through a temporal prediction which exploits common knowledge available in both encoder and decoder, requiring that the decoder performs a motion estimation, too. A common baseline motion estimation process is used at both encoder and decoder on the same set of video data that have already been compressed before and, hence, are available at both encoder and decoder, leading to identical motion parameters being generated in the decoder. These common motion parameters are used for generating a default temporal prediction without the need to transmit related motion vectors from the encoder to the decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Carsten Herpel, Heinz-Werner Keesen
  • Patent number: 8259128
    Abstract: The image is broken down into a breakdown color space. For each broken down source pixel, if a source point PS0j is used to represent the end of the color source vector OPS0j associated with said source pixel, component points P1j, P2j, . . . , Pkj, . . . , Pnj are used to represent the ends of the color component vectors OP1j, OP2j, . . . , OPkj, . . . , OPnj associated with the component pixels, if a limit sphere of radius LS0j is defined, centered on the point PS0j, then said breakdown is such that the following applies: PS0Pj1, PS0Pj2, PS0Pjk, . . . , PS0Pjn?KS0j×LS0j, with KS0j?0.5. The effectiveness of the scrambling is then significantly enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Laurent Blondé, Pascal Bourdon, Patrick Morvan
  • Patent number: 8254466
    Abstract: For reducing the false contour effect the gravity center coding is utilized. However, a GCC with a few number of levels introduces noise in a picture. Therefore, each picture is divided into segments and such GCC is performed only in regions, where the false contour effect is critical. This is the case for skin areas of a picture. Such areas are detected by the color analysis and texture analysis. If this analysis leads to a skin area, a specific false contour mode for data processing is used. Otherwise, a standard mode is employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Sébastien Weitbruch, Carlos Correa, Dennis Cota
  • Patent number: 8249314
    Abstract: A biometric representation of a fingerprint from which the original biometric cannot be recovered (privacy) and which can be canceled and reissued. For example, based on an individual's token, the representation can be scrambled uniquely to the individual. From the scrambled biometric representation it is not feasible to reconstruct the biometric and if the representation is compromised, a new one is easily issued. In another aspect, if a biometric can be represented by some other one-dimensional structure, a distance or similarity measure is defined to compare biometrics. Verification decisions can be made based on the distance between or similarity of biometrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rudolf M. Bolle, Jonathan H. Connell, Tsai-Yang Jea, Nalini K. Ratha
  • Patent number: 8250355
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product are disclosed for automatically determining a valid ordering of provisioning operations, and their needed parameters, so that a provisioning system can configure a desired resource state. This is accomplished by formally describing the pre-conditions and effects of provisioning operations, the current state of managed resources and the desired final state. A planning algorithm is then used to determine the provisioning operations, a valid ordering and appropriate parameters to bring the system from the current state to the desired state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tamar Eilam, Michael Husayn Kalantar, Alexander Konstantinou, Kaoutar El Maghraoui, Alok Menghrajani, Lily Barkovic Mummert, John Arthur Pershing, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8246414
    Abstract: The present invention provides an unconventional and proprietary radio control (RC) or infrared remote control (IR) toy model/airplane which can intentionally shift or change its center of gravity (COG) to different positions along the longitudinal centerline of the aircraft or fuselage. The incremental shifting or moving of the COG from front to rear or vice versa incrementally changes the “angle of attack” of the wing, thereby producing a variable range of viable flight attitudes and resultant terminal velocities (top speeds). Therefore, users can easily select an appropriate speed for the airplane to fly in limited indoor spaces or in larger outdoor areas. Additionally, the COG shifting of the present invention can be applied not only to RC and IR controlled toy models/aircrafts but may also be implemented into real aircrafts including manned and unmanned aircraft for civilian and/or military applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Top Notch Toys Ltd. Co.
    Inventor: Masaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8250188
    Abstract: A method and devices for restoring at least one setting are provided, the client device receives a code generated by a management device based on a time value and a parameter value that uniquely identifies the client device; the client device determines whether the code is valid; and if the code is valid the client device restores the at least one setting of the client device. It provides a convenient way to restore at least one setting of a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Jian Qiang Hu, Jian Jun Wang, Ya Fei Shao
  • Patent number: 8243785
    Abstract: The gravity centered coding shall be improved with respect to false contour effect disturbances on plasma display panels for example. Therefore, there is provided a GCC code (gravity center coding) and a motion amplitude of a picture or a part of a picture. Furthermore, there is provided at least one sub-set code of the GCC code. The video data are coded with the GCC code or the at least one sub-set code depending on the motion amplitude. Thus, it is possible to reduce the number of coding levels if the motion increases. A further improvement can be obtained by using texture information for selecting the GCC code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Sébastien Weitbruch, Carlos Correa, Cédric Thebault
  • Patent number: 8242361
    Abstract: A tuner housing according to the invention comprises a support for carrying electronic equipment and at least one cover part which is attached to the support. The support comprises at least one ground lug which extends through a hole of the cover part. The cover part is provided with a projection which projects into the hole and contacts the ground lug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Kim Suan Pang, Lye Yoong Lum, Kok Keen Leong
  • Patent number: 8244094
    Abstract: Movies are produced in 24 Hz frame frequency and progressive scanning format (denoted 24p) for projection in film theatres, adhering to a worldwide standard for 35 mm film. However, the major TV systems in the world use interlaced scanning and either 50 Hz field frequency (denoted 50i) or 60 Hz field frequency (denoted 60i). Content providers would prefer providing single-picture-frequency single-audio-speed AV discs that can be replayed in most parts of the world. According to the invention, For a 50 HZ output mode, in the media player either audio signal frames are dropped adaptively or video fields or frames are repeated adaptively, depending on the current video and audio content. Thereby the less perceptible stream controls the synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Marco Winter, Hartmut Peters, Johannes Boehm, Ernst F. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8238070
    Abstract: An electrical device including a heat sensing interrupter to enable a load to be selectively coupled to or disconnected from a power source in accordance with a level of a sensed temperature includes a relay assembly operable between a closed state when the sensed temperature is below a predetermined limit temperature, thereby enabling the coupling of the load to the power source, and an open state when the sensed temperature is above the predetermined limit temperature, thereby electrically disconnecting the load from the power source. The device further includes a sensor assembly including a light source operatively associated with a light sensor. The light sensor is configured to be sensitive to specific levels of the sensed temperature and the light source is configured to emit light along a plurality of optical paths at any one of a plurality of wavelengths sensitive to temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Z. Kopelman
  • Patent number: 8235093
    Abstract: This invention relates in general to air exchange systems and, in particular, to an improved energy recovery ventilator, a cross flow plate core associated therewith and a method of conditioning air for a building. In one aspect, the invention provides a cross flow plate core comprising: a left hand wafer comprising a left hand spacer with a first of a plurality of membranes bonded thereto, the left hand spacer comprising a plurality of parallel curvilinear rails which form channels for receiving a first stream of air; and a right hand wafer comprising a right hand spacer with a second of the plurality of membranes bonded thereto, the right hand spacer comprising a plurality of parallel curvilinear rails which form channels for receiving a second stream of air, wherein the left hand spacer of the left hand wafer is bonded to the top of the membrane of the right hand wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nutech R. Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Karl Grinbergs, William Kwan
  • Patent number: 8233407
    Abstract: After every bus reset operation in an IEEE 1394 network, the network is reconfigured. This involves a table with further station-specific information being created after the bus initialization phase, the tree structure identification phase and the self identification phase. Each network station returns its station-specific information to the requesting network station. In the first phase, all that information which has been received up to a time determined by a first abort criterion is sorted into the table. Next, the still incomplete table is enabled for use by an application program in the requesting network station. In the second phase, the still missing station-specific information is then requested again and is sorted into the table when it is delivered by the stations to which requests have been sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Frank Glaeser, Ralf Koehler, Jens Brocke, Kurt Knuth
  • Patent number: 8233743
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for detecting the orientation of an image in a set of images. All images in this set of images contain at least one similar object. The method proposes to choose one image in this set of images as being a reference image. The orientation of the other images is detected based on the orientation of this reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Jürgen Stauder, Jean-Ronan Vigouroux, Bertrand Chupeau