Patents Represented by Attorney Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP
  • Patent number: 8319294
    Abstract: Techniques for providing a source line plane are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as an apparatus for providing a source line plane. The apparatus may comprise a source line plane coupled to at least one constant voltage source. The apparatus may also comprise a plurality of memory cells arranged in an array of rows and columns, each memory cell including one or more memory transistors. Each of the one or more memory transistors may comprise a first region coupled to the source line plane, a second region coupled to a bit line, a body region disposed between the first region and the second region, wherein the body region may be electrically floating, and a gate coupled to a word line and spaced apart from, and capacitively coupled to, the body region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Betina Hold
  • Patent number: 8318019
    Abstract: A method of dewatering algae and recycling water therefrom is presented. A method of dewatering a wet algal cell culture includes removing liquid from an algal cell culture to obtain a wet algal biomass having a lower liquid content than the algal cell culture. At least a portion of the liquid removed from the algal cell culture is recycled for use in a different algal cell culture. The method includes adding a water miscible solvent set to the wet algal biomass and waiting an amount of time to permit algal cells of the algal biomass to gather and isolating at least a portion of the gathered algal cells from at least a portion of the solvent set and liquid of the wet algal biomass so that a dewatered algal biomass is generated. The dewatered algal biomass can be used to generated algal products such as biofuels and nutraceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Heliae Development, LLC
    Inventor: Aniket Kale
  • Patent number: 8318018
    Abstract: Methods for selective extraction and fractionation of algal lipids and algal products are disclosed. A method of selective removal of products from an algal biomass provides for single and multistep extraction processes which enable efficient separation of algal components. Among these components are neutral lipids synthesized by algae, which are extracted by the methods disclosed herein for the production of renewable fuels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Heliae Development, LLC
    Inventor: Aniket Kale
  • Patent number: 8315099
    Abstract: Techniques for providing a direct injection semiconductor memory device are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a direct injection semiconductor memory device including a plurality of memory cells arranged in an array of rows and columns. At least one of the plurality of memory cells may include a first region coupled to a respective bit line of the array and a second region coupled to a respective source line of the array. At least one of the plurality of memory cells may also include a body region spaced apart from and capacitively coupled to a respective word line of the array, wherein the body region may be electrically floating and disposed between the first region and the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Van Buskirk, Betina Hold, Wayne Ellis
  • Patent number: 8313128
    Abstract: A door locking device has a central body, locking members, and elongated bands with receiving members extending from the central body. The receiving members can be releasably coupled to the locking members, which are shaped to grasp the receiving members, to secure the apparatus to a door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Rhoost, LLC.
    Inventors: Vianka Perez Belyea, Tavinder Phull
  • Patent number: 8313647
    Abstract: A method for producing biofuels is provided. A method of making biofuels includes dewatering substantially intact algal cells to make an algal biomass, extracting neutral lipids from the algal biomass, and esterifying the neutral lipids 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 carotenoids and omega-3 fatty acids. 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: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Heliae Development, LLC
    Inventor: Aniket Kale
  • Patent number: 8315233
    Abstract: Systems and methods of gathering WLAN packet samples to improve position estimates of WLAN positioning device. A device estimates the position of itself in response to gathering wireless signal information from WLAN access points (APs). The device includes a WLAN radio module for receiving WLAN signals transmitted by WLAN APs in range of said device, extraction logic for extracting information from said received WLAN signals to identify the WLAN APs, and logic to cooperate with a WLAN-based positioning system to estimate the position of the device based at least in part on the extracted information identifying the WLAN APs in the range of said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Skyhook Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz
  • Patent number: 8313648
    Abstract: A method for producing biofuels is provided that includes dewatering intact algal cells to make an algal biomass, extracting neutral lipids from the algal biomass, and esterifying the neutral lipids 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 carotenoids and omega-3 fatty acids. The method further includes hydrodeoxygenating 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. The method further includes supplying the hydrogenation and deoxygenation processes with hydrogen produced from reformed light hydrocarbons or an algae culture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Heliae Development, LLC
    Inventors: Aniket Kale, Luca Costantino Zullo, Sandip Shinde
  • Patent number: 8315083
    Abstract: Techniques for reducing a voltage swing are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as an apparatus for reducing a voltage swing comprising: a plurality of dynamic random access memory cells arranged in arrays of rows and columns, each dynamic random access memory cell including one or more memory transistors. The one or more memory transistors of the apparatus for reducing a voltage swing may comprise: a first region coupled to a source line, a second region coupled to a bit line, a first body region disposed between the first region and the second region, wherein the first body region may be electrically floating, and a first gate coupled to a word line spaced apart from, and capacitively coupled to, the first body region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Wang, Eric Carman
  • Patent number: 8316197
    Abstract: Techniques for storage lifecycle policy management. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method for storage lifecycle policy management comprising creating a version of a storage lifecycle policy, associating a unique version ID with the created version of the storage lifecycle policy, associating the unique version ID with one or more portions of backup data created during a storage management job instantiated under the created version of the storage lifecycle policy, and ensuring that one or more storage management actions performed on the one or more portions of backup data comply with the created version of the storage lifecycle policy associated with unique version ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis Craig Parker, Claudia Lynne Rudolph, Deepak Meghraj Patil
  • Patent number: 8308951
    Abstract: A method for separating proteins from plant material, in particular, intact algal cells, using an amphipathic solvent set and a hydrophobic solvent set. Some embodiments include dewatering intact algal cells and then extracting proteins from the algal cells. The methods provide for single and multistep extraction processes which allow for efficient separation of algal proteins from a wet algal biomass. These proteins are high value products which can be used as renewable sources of food and food additives. Neutral lipids remaining in the algal biomass after extraction of proteins can be used to generate renewable fuels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Heliae Development, LLC
    Inventor: Aniket Kale
  • Patent number: 8308950
    Abstract: Methods for selective extraction and fractionation of algal lipids and algal products are disclosed. A method of selective removal of products from an algal biomass provides for single and multistep extraction processes which enable efficient separation of algal components. Among these components are neutral lipids synthesized by algae, which are extracted by the methods disclosed herein for the production of renewable fuels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Heliae Development, LLC
    Inventor: Aniket Kale
  • Patent number: 8308949
    Abstract: Methods for selective extraction and fractionation of algal lipids and algal products are disclosed. A method of selective removal of products from an algal biomass provides for single and multistep extraction processes which enable efficient separation of algal components. Among these components are neutral lipids synthesized by algae, which are extracted by the methods disclosed herein for the production of renewable fuels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Heliae Development, LLC
    Inventor: Aniket Kale
  • Patent number: 8312414
    Abstract: Methods and systems for executing a data integration application using executable units that operate independently of each other. Methods include receiving a specification for a data integration application comprising programmatic rules and specifying data-flow, creating executable units corresponding to the programmatic rules, creating data-flow channels corresponding to the specified data-flow, and executing the executable units such that data is passed between them in a non-blocking manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Expressor Software
    Inventor: John Russell
  • Patent number: 8310893
    Abstract: Techniques for reducing impact of array disturbs in a semiconductor memory device are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method for reducing impact of array disturbs in a semiconductor memory device by increasing the refresh rate to the semiconductor memory device based at least in part on a frequency of active operations. The method may comprise receiving a first refresh command including a first subarray address to perform a first refresh operation to a first logical subarray of memory cells associated with the first subarray address. The method may also comprise receiving a second refresh command including a second subarray address to perform a second refresh operation to a second logical subarray of memory cells associated with the second subarray address, wherein the second refresh command is received after a time period from the reception of the first refresh command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yogesh Luthra, David Edward Fisch
  • Patent number: 8308948
    Abstract: Methods for selective extraction and fractionation of algal lipids and algal products are disclosed. A method of selective removal of products from an algal biomass provides for single and multistep extraction processes which enable efficient separation of algal components. Among these components are neutral lipids synthesized by algae, which are extracted by the methods disclosed herein for the production of renewable fuels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Heliae Development, LLC
    Inventor: Aniket Kale
  • Patent number: 8312085
    Abstract: A system is provided for detecting unsolicited bulk email (spam). A list server receives email from various senders as well as queries regarding the senders. A database is used for storing information corresponding to the amount of unsolicited bulk email received at the spamtrap addresses. The list server dynamically makes a determination as to which senders are transmitting a disproportionate amount of email and should be labeled as spammers. The determinations made by the list server are based on the amount of unsolicited bulk email received from senders relative to the total amount of email transmitted by senders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Henri H. van Riel
  • Patent number: 8304222
    Abstract: Rationally-designed LAGLIDADG meganucleases and methods of making such meganucleases are provided. In addition, methods are provided for using the meganucleases to generate recombinant cells and organisms having a desired DNA sequence inserted into a limited number of loci within the genome, as well as methods of gene therapy, for treatment of pathogenic infections, and for in vitro applications in diagnostics and research.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventors: James Jefferson Smith, Derek Jantz, Homme W. Hellinga
  • Patent number: 8307453
    Abstract: Zone breakout detection is disclosed. A system call is monitored. It is determined if the system call stays within a zone in which a process associated with the system call was started. If it is determined the system call does not stay within the zone in which the process associated with the system call was started, appropriate action is taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Sourabh Satish
  • Patent number: D670111
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sterilite Corporation
    Inventor: David James McNamara