Patents Represented by Attorney Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • Patent number: 8266466
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a synchronized timestamp mechanism in a packet processing system. This synchronized timestamp mechanism provides a globally synchronized counter value so counters located on separate packet processing cards can be synchronized. The synchronizing of these packet processing cards provides tracking of how long it takes for packets to be processed, provides the ability to generate packet headers that include sequence numbers for robust header compression, and allows the use of encryption protocols without a time reference signal. The synchronization is provided by sending the cards with counter value information and this information can be used to update the card's internal counter value information so that the card is synchronized with other cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamed Eshraghian, Werner Niebel, Matthew H. Harper
  • Patent number: 8260808
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for one-stop shopping for health-care services and related needs. The one-stop shopping system and method provide objective information for the system enrollee to assess and decide on health-care insurance and services. The system and method provide this objective information in a way that is easily accessible by system enrollees in an economical and rapid manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Regina E. Herzlinger
  • Patent number: 8257848
    Abstract: A battery comprises a battery cell having two voltage terminals and a flexible sidewall; a wall structure against which the battery cell is located, the wall structure including a sidewall that is adjacent to the sidewall of the battery cell; and a tooth structure that extends away from the sidewall of the wall structure and towards the sidewall of the battery cell, wherein the tooth structure includes a distal end sufficiently sharp to puncture the flexible sidewall of the battery cell when the flexible sidewall of the battery cell is forced up against the tooth structure due to a build up of excess pressure inside the battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: A123 Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mujeeb Ijaz, Shazad M. Butt, Whanjin Roh, Jonathan E. Hostler, Myoungshin Hong
  • Patent number: 8257855
    Abstract: A battery system including: a plurality of subunits each of which has a heatsink and a battery cell and two voltage terminals symmetrically positioned with respect to a centerline of that battery cell, wherein all of the battery cells are arranged so that their voltage terminals are aligned along two rows; a plurality of identical busbar supports equal in number to the plurality of subunits, each having two slots and mounted on a corresponding different one of the subunits with each of the terminals of the battery cell extending up through the two slots; and a plurality of bimetallic busbars, each one supported by a different corresponding subset of the busbar supports and electrically connected directly to either a first or second terminal of each of the battery cells of each of the modules on which those busbar supports are mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: A123 Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mujeeb Ijaz, Jonathan E. Hostler, Shazad M. Butt
  • Patent number: 8259884
    Abstract: A method and system of applying modulated carrier signals to tree networks and processing signals tapped from the tree networks to generate output signals with phase-synchronized carriers are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Blue Danube Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Mihai Banu, Vladimir Prodanov
  • Patent number: 8255817
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of displaying information about first and second pluralities of time-based events, the method involving: displaying perspective representations of each of a plurality of timelines including a first timeline and a second timeline, wherein the perspective representation of the first timeline is made up of perspective images of representations of the events of the first plurality of events arrayed along the first timeline at locations in time corresponding to those events and the perspective representation of the second timeline is made up of perspective images of representations of the events of the second plurality of events arrayed along the second timeline at locations in time corresponding to those events; enabling a user to select a current time; and in response to the user selecting the current time, displaying perspective representations of a portion of each of the first and second timelines as determined by the user selected current time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Quotidian, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Faught
  • Patent number: 8255517
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-readable medium for securing access between a mobile computing device and a network computer is described. The method comprises upon a connection by the mobile computing device to a network or a device, recording the connection in a history database and processing the history database to assign a risk level to the mobile computing device. The system comprises the mobile computing device comprising a connection history collection agent for collecting information about a computing environment and the host computer comprising wireless environment data derived from the collected information where the host computer uses the wireless environment data to grant or deny a connection to the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Hernacki, Sourabh Satish
  • Patent number: 8253726
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention comprise methods and systems for modifying the geometry data of a CAD object through modification of an arbitrary cross section, the CAD object being stored within a computer aided design modeling system. The method includes receiving, from a user the position and orientation of a cross section plane, the cross section plane being arbitrarily positioned relative to the orientation of a CAD object, and wherein the arbitrarily positioned and oriented plane is intersecting the CAD object. The CAD system generates a user modifiable two dimensional cross section from the intersection of the cross section plane and the CAD object, the cross section having a plurality user modifiable control elements. Changes to the control elements are correspondingly made to the cross section plane and the CAD object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: SpaceClaim Corporation, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank DeSimone, Blake Courter, David Taylor, Max Eskin, Daniel Dean
  • Patent number: 8256013
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dynamically generating a persona is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving an identity policy, determining a required identity information data set based on the policy, requesting a site reputation, receiving the site reputation, determining a set of site reputation parameters, and generating a persona based on the required identity information data set and the site reputation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Hernacki, Sourabh Satish
  • Patent number: 8252813
    Abstract: A crystalline form of a drug, ways to make it, compositions containing it and methods of treatment of diseases and inhibition of adverse physiological events using it are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Geoff G. Z. Zhang, Michael F. Bradley, David M. Barnes, Rodger Henry
  • Patent number: 8253159
    Abstract: A semiconductor light emitting device includes: an outer surrounding body having a recessed portion formed in an upper surface of the outer surrounding body; a lead terminal led out from a side surface of the outer surrounding body; and a semiconductor light emitting element disposed in the recessed portion. The outer surrounding body has a cut portion formed at a corner defined by a cross point of extension lines of adjacent sides in a planar outline of the outer surrounding body viewed from the upper surface of the outer surrounding body. The lead terminal is led out from the cut portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouji Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 8252773
    Abstract: The invention provides a combination therapy wherein one or more other therapeutic agents are administered with an organic arsenical, preferably SGLU-1 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The invention also relates to methods for the treatment of cancer, comprising administering SGLU-1 in combination with another therapeutic agent. Another aspect of the invention relates to a kit comprising SGLU-1 and another therapeutic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Ziopharm Oncology, Inc.
    Inventors: Barbara P. Wallner, Philip B. Komarnitsky
  • Patent number: 8248467
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method of detecting information transmitted by a light source in a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor by detecting a frequency of light pulses produced by the light source. In some embodiments, the method includes capturing on the CMOS image sensor with a rolling shutter an image in which different portions of the CMOS image sensor are exposed at different points in time; detecting visible distortions that include alternating stripes in the image; measuring a width of the alternating stripes present in the image; and selecting a symbol based on the width of the alternating stripes present in the image to recover information encoded in the frequency of light pulses produced by the light source captured in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: ByteLight, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Ganick, Daniel Ryan
  • Patent number: 8246415
    Abstract: An improved and simplified gear box for toys and other small motorized devices is disclosed. The output gear is a composite piece that integrates a drive shaft with the output gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: New Bright Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keung Lee
  • Patent number: 8250634
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a gateway in a communications network is provided including a subscriber interface and a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) registrar; wherein the SIP registrar: receives a first register message as a result of a request associated with a user and a mobile device seeking network authentication; and sends a request for subscriber information to the subscriber interface; the subscriber interface: retrieves the subscriber information from the subscriber database; and sends the subscriber information to the SIP registrar; the SIP registrar further: sends challenge information including a password request and a request for predetermined response information previously selected by the user to the mobile device; receives a second register message including user response information in response to the challenge information; and authenticates the mobile device and the user based at least in part on whether the user response information matches the predetermined response information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaitki Agarwal, Rajat Ghai
  • Patent number: 8246760
    Abstract: A multi-chambered deposition pin wash station is provided. The wash station includes a lower chamber and an upper drain basin connected by a plurality of wash tubes. Cleaning fluid is provided to the lower chamber and passes through the cleaning tubes into the upper drain basin. The cleaning tubes are adapted to clean a single deposition pin with a single tube per wash cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Aushon Biosystems
    Inventors: Peter Honkanen, Albert Bukys, Dave Bradbury
  • Patent number: 8249025
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for using a PDSN in a wireless communication network that includes multiple IP addresses and multiple corresponding physical interfaces. Through the use of multiple IP addresses and interfaces, the throughput of the PDSN may be substantially increased. Additionally, the multiple IP addresses and interfaces may be used to provide redundancy in order to protect against software or hardware failures. According to the methods and systems of the invention, moreover, the risk of internal hard handoffs resulting from the use of a PDSN having multiple IP addresses and interfaces is eliminated or at least substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew H. Harper, Janakiraman Senthilnathan
  • Patent number: 8244272
    Abstract: Methods and systems of continuously optimizing data in WiFi positioning systems. A location-based services system uses WiFi-enabled devices to monitor WiFi access points in a target area to indicate whether a WiFi access point has moved relative to its previously recorded location. A WiFi-enabled device communicates with WiFi access points within range of the WiFi-enabled device so that observed WiFi access points identify themselves; A reference database is accessed to obtain information specifying a recorded location for each observed WiFi access point in the target area. The recorded location information is used for each of the observed WiFi access points in conjunction with predefined rules to infer whether an observed WiFi access point has moved relative to its recorded location. The reference database is informed of the identity of any observed WiFi access point that is inferred to have moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Skyhook Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Morgan, Michael G. Shean, Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz, Russel K. Jones
  • Patent number: 8242296
    Abstract: A method of making biofuels and valuable food and neutraceutical products includes dewatering intact algal cells to make an algal biomass, extracting neutral lipids along with carotenoids and chlorophylls from the algal biomass, and separating the carotenoids and chlorophylls. The remaining neutral lipids are esterified with a catalyst in the presence of an alcohol. The method also includes separating a water soluble fraction comprising glycerin from a water insoluble fraction comprising fuel esters and distilling the fuel esters under vacuum to obtain a C16 or shorter fuel esters fraction, a C16 or longer fuel ester fraction, and a residue comprising omega-3 fatty acids esters and remaining carotenoids. The method further includes hydrogenating and deoxygenating at least one of (i) the C16 or shorter fuel esters to obtain a jet fuel blend stock and (ii) the C16 or longer fuel esters to obtain a diesel blend stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Heliae Development, LLC
    Inventor: Aniket Kale
  • Patent number: RE43633
    Abstract: A system for indexing displayed elements that is useful for accessing and understanding new or difficult materials, in which a user highlights unknown words or characters or other displayed elements encountered while viewing displayed materials. In a language learning application, the system displays the meaning of a word in context; and the user may include the word in a personal vocabulary to build a database of words and phrases. In a Japanese language application, one or more Japanese language books are read on an electronic display. Readings (‘yomi’) for all words are readily viewable for any selected word or phrase, as well as an English reference to the selected word or phrase. Extensive notes are provided for difficult phrases and words not normally found in a dictionary. A unique indexing scheme allows word-by-word access to any of several external multi-media references.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sentius International LLC
    Inventors: Marc Bookman, Brian Yamanaka