Patents Represented by Attorney Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, LLP
  • Patent number: 8353053
    Abstract: A data loss prevention system, method, and computer program product are provided for determining whether a device is protected with an encryption mechanism before storing data thereon. In operation, data to be stored on a device is identified. Additionally, it is determined whether the device is protected with an encryption mechanism. Furthermore, there is conditional reaction, based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventor: Gopi Krishna Chebiyyam
  • Patent number: 8352939
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product are provided for performing a security or maintenance operation in association with virtual disk data accessed independent of a virtual machine. In use, data stored on a virtual disk is accessed at least in part independent of a virtual machine. Further, a security or maintenance operation is performed in association with the accessed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Edwards, John D. Teddy, Tracy E. Camp
  • Patent number: 8352005
    Abstract: A method for analysis of blood components or parameters is disclosed where a probe having an excitation outlet and a response inlet is placed in proximity to or in contact with a tissue of an underside of a patient's tongue over a big vein in the tongue so that an excitation signal exits the outlet, produces a response which enters the inlet for detection and analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Rinat O. Esenaliev, Donald S. Prough
  • Patent number: 8350587
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for restoring a state of a qubit transformed by a weak measurement to its original state. Unlike traditional methods, in which, the restoration was carried out by way of another weak measurement, the disclosed method uses an additional qubit, referred to as the ancillary qubit, and appropriate Hadamard and CNOT transformation for restoring the original state. Because the disclosed method avoids a second weak measurement, the time for restoration of the original state is considerably reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Mohammad Suhail Zubairy, Marlan Scully, Mohammad Al-Amri
  • Patent number: 8343352
    Abstract: Oil in an oil spill is collected by laying an elongate generally flat mat onto and around the spill where the mat is formed from strips of material arranged side by side and connected at spaced positions longitudinally to define a honeycomb structure with top and bottom surfaces of the mat defined by edges of the strips. The mat is unrolled from a supply and laid onto the surface of a body of water in which the spill has occurred so that open empty tubular cells stand upwardly from the surface allowing the oil to be absorbed into the cells. The oil can be squeezed out by pressing the strips together to close the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Paul Dagesse
  • Patent number: 8342970
    Abstract: A driveshaft assembly includes a driveshaft with a pair of universal joints disposed at each end of the driveshaft. Each of the universal joints provides torque transfer from the driveshaft to an adapter disposed to driveshaft using a plurality of elliptical projections that mate with interior grooves of the adapter. Stress concentration on the projections may be reduced in some embodiments by providing a variable radius fillet around each of the projections at the intersection of the projection with the driveshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Precision Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Richard Altimas, Rishi Shankar Gurjar
  • Patent number: 8347401
    Abstract: A method and system is provided by which a trusted software agent can perform in a sharing violation free environment, which reduces complexity and eliminates interference with applications. A method for handling sharing violations in a computer system comprises intercepting a request by an application for access to a file, capturing a sharing violation raised by the operating system due to the said request, determining whether the sharing violation is due to the trusted agent, and if so holding the request by the application for access to the file until the trusted agent no longer holds the file, and then reprocessing the request by the application for access to the file. The application is not aware that the sharing violation due to the trusted agent occurred, or that the request was pending and reprocessed as at the end of the process it receives a file handle as if a sharing violation did not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventors: Eran Werner, Elad Zucker
  • Patent number: 8340272
    Abstract: A conferencing system for an enterprise is disclosed. The conferencing system determines the location of a portable communication device within a premises and sends a prompt to the portable communication device announcing an option to initiate a communication session using local conferencing devices. In response to a request from the portable communication device, the system determines connection information for a remote endpoint and initiates a communication session between the local conferencing device and the remote endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventor: Eran Knaz
  • Patent number: 8336619
    Abstract: A downhole apparatus is described comprising a main body coupled with a well tubing and a swellable mantle disposed on the main body. The swellable mantle expands upon contact with at least one predetermined fluid, and the main body comprises at least one opening for fluid flow between an exterior of the main body and the bore. An insert permits the passage of fluid, through the swellable mantle, between the exterior of the apparatus and the opening. In one aspect of the invention a screen filters solids between the exterior of the apparatus and the bore, and a swellable mantle comprises a first region which allows the passage of fluid between the exterior of the apparatus and the main body and a second region, circumferentially adjacent the first region, which substantially prevents passage of fluid. Corresponding well completion and production methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Swelltec Limited
    Inventors: Kim Nutley, Brian Nutley
  • Patent number: 8340120
    Abstract: An Ethernet/Fiber Channel network interface device which can be configured by a user to operate on an FC SAN, a CEE network or both. In one embodiment the configuration can be done using jumpers or connections to the pins of a chip, thus allowing a manufacturer to only inventory one device for use with either or both networks. In a second embodiment the configuration can be done in software by setting registers and memory values on the device. This embodiment allows the device to be changed between configurations without removing it from the server or blade. The devices according to the preferred embodiments further reduce power consumption by shutting down portions of the chip not needed based on the configuration of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkata Pramod Balakavi, Venky Nagapudi, Sathseel Altekar, Surya Prakash Varanasi, Li Zhao, Yash V. Bansal
  • Patent number: 8340271
    Abstract: A conferencing system for an enterprise is disclosed. The conferencing system allows a user conducting a communication session on a personal communication device to transfer the communication session to a local conferencing device. The conferencing system prompts the personal communication device with an option to transfer the communication session to the conferencing device. The system obtains contact information for a multimedia endpoint associated with the remote communication device and initiates a connection between the local conferencing device and the remote multimedia endpoint. The system can also transfer a communication session from a local conferencing device to a portable communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventor: Eran Knaz
  • Patent number: 8337720
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention involve semiconductor nanoparticle capping ligands, their production and use. Ligands may have the formula with m ranging from approximately 8 to approximately 45. An embodiment provides a method of forming a compound of the formula including the steps of providing a first starting material comprising poly(ethyleneglycol) and reacting the first starting material with a second starting material comprising a functional group for chelating to the surface of a nanoparticle to thereby form the compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nanoco Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark C. McCairn, Steven M. Daniels, Siobhan Cummins, Nigel Pickett
  • Patent number: 8336645
    Abstract: A rotating drill string sub redistributes wellbore drill cuttings into the drilling fluid flowstream to improve the efficiency of the drilling operation. Standoff elements are located on each side of an agitator, all configured on a relatively short section of drill pipe. The agitator comprises a plurality of alternating blades standing radially outward from and arranged helically about the axis of the sub, and grooves located between pairs of adjacent blades, each groove comprising a flow channel that is open at both ends of the agitator. The standoff elements contain abutment surfaces having an outer diameter greater than the outer diameter of the agitator, so that the agitator is prevented from contacting the wall of the wellbore and therefore does not experience the forces that the standoff elements experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Arrival Oil Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Robson, Christopher Konschuh, Laurier Comeau, Paul Sibbald
  • Patent number: 8340268
    Abstract: A conferencing system for an enterprise is disclosed. The conferencing system allows a conferencing session conducted on a conferencing device within a premises to be controlled from a portable communication device. The system provides a generic user interface to the portable communication device for controlling the conferencing session. Commands for controlling the conferencing session are entered on the portable communication device and signaled to the conferencing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventor: Eran Knaz
  • Patent number: 8339994
    Abstract: A Layer 2 network switch fabric is partitionable into a plurality of virtual fabrics. A network switch chassis is partitionable into a plurality of logical switches, each of which may be associated with one of the virtual fabrics, including a base switch. Logical switches in multiple network switch chassis are connected by logical connections, such as logical inter-switch links that use physical connections, such as extended inter-switch links between base switches, for data transport. A topology of logical connections is established that balances competing metrics, such as robustness and scalability, while maintaining alignment with the topology of the physical connections. A topology factor allows establishing different topologies with different balances between the competing metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Sathish Kumar Gnanasekaran, Shashank R. Tadisina, Subramanian Lakshmanan
  • Patent number: 8340911
    Abstract: A compensated ensemble crystal oscillator clock system. The clock system includes preferably four quad compensated clocks, a compensated temperature sensor, and software for processing and correcting system response. Physical fabrication of elements of the quad compensated clocks, the compensated temperature sensor and cooperating software minimized drift in frequency of the oscillator clock system in harsh borehole environments encountered while drilling a borehole. The clock system exhibits a frequency stability of 2.8×10?9 or less over a temperature range of from 0° C. to 185° C. The compensated ensemble crystal oscillator clock system is particularly applicable to seismic-while-drilling operations wherein precise downhole measurements of time are required typically over a period of days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Weatherford Canada Partnership
    Inventors: Martin Sorrells, James Minto
  • Patent number: 8335569
    Abstract: An improved embodiment of an external device for an implantable medical device system is described herein, where the external device has both circuitry for charging the implantable medical device and circuitry for telemetering data to and from the medical implant contained within a single housing. The external device in one embodiment includes orthogonal radiators in which both the radiators are used for data transfer, and in which at least one of the radiators is used for power transfer. Having charging and data telemetry circuitry fully integrated within a single external device conveniences both patient and clinician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel Aghassian
  • Patent number: 8330795
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing extended presence information for multi-user devices are described. Communication devices used in conference rooms represent a different nature than single user devices such as a personal computer. Conference rooms also have attributes that may be added to existing presence information and provide an enhanced experience for scheduling and dissemination of conference room capabilities. Information such as actual people in attendance may be added to the presence information maintained by a presence server to provide an overall enhancement to the meeting room whether it is physically a single conference room or a multitude of endpoints remotely connected to a conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Balaji Iyer, Guruprasad Subbarao, Ken Faubel
  • Patent number: 8326887
    Abstract: Reports are generated by a computing engine using user inputs to a template and automatically added quality management values. Quality management reports can be automatically generated at selected intervals, such as daily, monthly, and yearly. Users are thus able to meet required quality assurance standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: PP Associates, LP
    Inventors: Marion Rundell, John Orsburn
  • Patent number: 8322451
    Abstract: A downhole apparatus, such as a wellbore packer, is provided with a swellable member and a fluid supply assembly. The fluid supply assembly is to receive fluid and expose the swellable member to the fluid to cause expansion of the swellable member, and comprises a support structure for supporting the swellable member on the body. In a preferred embodiment, the support structure defines a chamber and is configured to allow fluid to flow and access the swellable member. A method of use and method of sealing a wellbore is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Swelltec Limited
    Inventors: Kim Nutley, Brian Nutley