Patents Examined by Angela M. Lie
  • Patent number: RE46348
    Abstract: A non-volatile storage system includes technology for skipping programming cycles while programming a page (or other unit) of data. While programming a current subset of the page (or other unit) of data, the system will evaluate whether the next subsets of the page (or other unit) of data should be programmed into non-volatile storage elements or skipped. Subsets of the page (or other unit) of data that should not be skipped are programmed into non-volatile storage elements. Some embodiments include transferring the appropriate data to temporary latches/registers, in preparation for programming, concurrently with the evaluation of whether to program or skip the programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Gopinath Balakrishnan, Luca Fasoli, Tz-Yi Liu, Yuheng Zhang, Yan Li
  • Patent number: RE46355
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving an update package from a wireless service provider that includes information indicating that multiple language versions of an update are included in the update package. Based on the information, the method further specifies an update associated with a language from the update package, and transmits the update associated with the language to a wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Good Technology Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Sanjiv Maurya, Chih-Yu Chow, Tony Robinson
  • Patent number: RE46383
    Abstract: A method for using a synchrotron, the method including the steps of: providing a synchrotron designed to accelerate a hadron beam to higher momenta; altering said synchrotron to enable deceleration of hadron beams to lower momenta; and using the synchrotron in said altering step in decelerating a hadron beam to lower momentum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: HBAR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Gerald Peter Jackson
  • Patent number: RE46396
    Abstract: A split bridge circuit for rectifying the alternating current house supply into direct current (D.C.), using hi-polar transistor as rectifying devices. Using specified terminals of the bi-polar transistors results in a high forward voltage drop across the transistors (particularly as compared to the voltage drop across diode rectifiers in the prior art circuits), which reduces ripple significantly and lessens, or even eliminates, the need for a series limiting resistor in the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: JLJ, Inc.
    Inventor: John L. Janning
  • Patent number: RE46430
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing illumination in a manner that is energy efficient and intelligent. In particular, the present invention uses distributed processing across a network of illuminators to control the illumination for a given environment. The network controls the illumination level and pattern in response to light, sound, and motion. The network may also be trained according to uploaded software behavior modules, and subsets of the network may be organized into groups for illumination control and maintenance reporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: W. Olin Sibert
  • Patent number: RE46474
    Abstract: A memory system may provide for a successful write of a multi-port memory cell (e.g., dual-port 2WR SRAM cell) when it is simultaneously accessed by more than one port. This multi-port memory cell may include at least two independent accesses to the memory cell, where each access may be controlled by an independent wordline signal. Each port may have an independent pair of bitlines. Multiple write circuitry (e.g., double write circuitry) may enable the write driver to drive the input data to more than one pair of bitlines simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: eASIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hui Hui Ngu, Bruce Gieseke
  • Patent number: RE46502
    Abstract: An arrangement wherein a plurality of LED strings are driven with a balanced drive signal, i.e. a drive signal wherein the positive side and negative side are of equal energy over time, is provided. In a preferred embodiment, the drive signal is balanced responsive to a capacitor provided between a switching network and a driving transformer. Balance of current between various LED strings is provided by a balancing transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Microsemi Corporation
    Inventor: Xiaoping Jin
  • Patent number: RE46715
    Abstract: A load control device for controlling the amount of power delivered to an electrical load (e.g., an LED light source) comprises an isolated forward converter comprising a transformer, a controller, and a current sense circuit operable to receive a sense voltage representative of a primary current conducting through to a primary winding of the transformer. The primary winding is coupled in series with a semiconductor switch, while a secondary winding is adapted to be operatively coupled to the load. The forward converter comprises a sense resistor coupled in series with the primary winding for producing the sense voltage that is representative of the primary current. The current sense circuit receives the sense voltage and averages the sense voltage when the semiconductor switch is conductive, so as to generate a load current control signal that is representative of a real component of a load current conducted through the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Dragan Veskovic
  • Patent number: RE46752
    Abstract: The present invention provides LEDs and zener diodes that are homo-polar and connected in parallel to constitute the first set of LED and zener diode and a second set of LED and zener diode; the first LED and zener diode set and the second LED and zener diode assume a reverse polarity series connection to constitute the voltage-limiting and reverse polarity series type LED device; through the selection of connecting pins, it is used on direct current power source or alternating current power source which is its characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Tai-Her Yang
  • Patent number: RE46754
    Abstract: A device for generating clock signals for use with a plurality of DDR memory devices on a dual in-line memory module (DIMM) board is provided that has a data buffer for buffering data. A clock divider divides a first clock signal (CLK1) having a first clock frequency to generate a second clock signal (CLK20) having a second clock frequency which is an integer multiple of the first clock frequency. A shift register (SH) receives the second clock signal as a data input signal, and comprises a plurality flip-flops having clock inputs coupled to receive the first clock signal (CLK1), and further coupled so that the data output of a preceding flip-flop is coupled to be the data input of a following flip-flop. The second clock signal is shifted through the shift register (SH) in response to the first clock signal (CLK1) to generate a plurality of shifted clock signals (CLK 21, . . . , CLK32) at respective data outputs of the plurality of flip-flops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Joerg Goller
  • Patent number: RE46820
    Abstract: An impedance tuner may include a transmission media for propagating RF signals, a reflection magnitude control device mounted in a fixed position relative to a direction of signal propagation along said transmission media, and a phase shifter to control a reflection phase. A multi-section probe for an impedance tuner system may include a plurality of probe sections and a holder structure for mechanically supporting the plurality of probe sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Maury Microwave, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary R. Simpson
  • Patent number: RE46881
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to data acquisition, analysis, and management system for professionals and organizations of all sizes across many different industries. Specifically, the present invention provides systems and methods for tracking, billing, logging, reporting, archiving, searching, and mining on- and off-line user interactions. Not only does the present invention provide methods that simplify business and/or academic research activities, but provides an easy way to build and manage a scalable and secure e-library system. The present invention includes a unique log, report, search, and annotation engines, plus personalization and customization features. Sophisticated data acquisition, analysis, and management modules are hidden behind a simple toolbar embedded in the Network browser on a client computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: appliedE, Inc.
    Inventors: Prabhdeep Singh, George Eagan
  • Patent number: RE47005
    Abstract: A circuit for generating an output voltage to a top node of a plurality of LED strings. The circuit includes an inductor having a load current flowing therethrough and a switching transistor responsive to a switching control signal. An integrator generates a compensation voltage responsive to a voltage at a bottom node of the LED string and a reference voltage. Circuitry for combining an a correction offset with the compensation voltage is responsive to the compensation voltage and the load current through the inductor. The offset is generated only during a step load change of the load current and substantially reduces voltage transients from the compensation voltage and the output voltage. A summation circuit sums the compensation voltage including the correction offset with at least the voltage at the bottom node of the LED string to generate a first control signal. A latch generates the switching control signal responsive to the first control signal and a leading edge blanking signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: INTERSIL AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Ian Archibald, Allan Richard Warrington
  • Patent number: RE47068
    Abstract: In a microstrip antenna in which a ground conductor is provided to be opposed to patch conductors, wedge shapes angled to intersect with an antenna polarization plane are provided at edges of the ground conductor in a repeated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru Tajima
  • Patent number: RE47169
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a NAND string including a string selection transistor SST and a ground selection transistor GST disposed at either end of series-connected memory storage cells MC. Each of the memory storage cells is a memory transistor having a floating gate, and at least one of the string selection transistor SST and the ground selection transistor GST is a memory transistor having a floating gate. The threshold voltage Vth of programmable string selection transistors SST and the ground selection transistor GST is variable and user controllable and need not be established by implantation during manufacture. Each of the programmable string selection transistors SST and the ground selection transistors GST in a memory block may be used to store random data, thus increasing the memory storage capacity of the flash memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-Yean Oh, Woon-Kyung Lee, Seung-Chul Lee
  • Patent number: RE47205
    Abstract: A method is provided for evolving a defined online existing relationship between a first member and a second member, the online existing relationship defined by a plurality of existing relationship features for use in managing network interaction on a communications network between the first member and the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: TimedRight Inc.
    Inventor: David William Hill
  • Patent number: RE47207
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a dual port static random access memory (SRAM) cell. The dual-port SRAM cell includes a first and second inverters cross-coupled for data storage, each inverter includes a pull-up device (PU) and a plurality of pull-down devices (PDs); a plurality of pass gate devices configured with the two cross-coupled inverters; and at least two ports coupled with the plurality of pass gate devices (PGs) for reading and writing, wherein each of PU, PDs and PGs includes a fin field-effect transistor (FinFET), a ratio between a number of PDs in the SRAM cell and a number of PGs in the SRAM cell is greater than 1, and a number of FinFETs in the SRAM cell is equal to or greater than 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jhon Jhy Liaw
  • Patent number: RE47251
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory having a memory cell structure capable of reducing soft error without complicating a circuit configuration. Specifically, an inverter (I1) consists of a NMOS transistor (N1) and a PMOS transistor (P1), and an inverter (I2) consists of a NMOS transistor (N2) and a PMOS transistor (P2). The inverters (I1, I2) are subjected to cross section. The NMOS transistor (N1) is formed within a P well region (PW0), and the NMOS transistor (N2) is formed within a P well region (PW1). The P well regions (PW0, PW1) are oppositely disposed with an N well region (NW) interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Nii
  • Patent number: RE47402
    Abstract: Disclosed is an LED lamp system designed to fit into a fluorescent lamp fixture and to utilize a fluorescent lamp power supply contained in the fixture and receiving power from AC mains. The LED lamp system includes an LED driver which comprises a power factor corrected driver circuit for achieving a power factor of at least about 0.8. The LED driver further comprises a current control circuit, responsive to the presence of a three-wire magnetic ballast in the fluorescent lamp power supply, for increasing the LED operating current above the nominal rated LED operating current and to a level sufficient to achieve power factor of the LED driver of at least about 0.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ENERGY FOCUS, INC.
    Inventors: Laszlo A. Takacs, Roger F. Buelow, Tomislav Kralj
  • Patent number: RE47530
    Abstract: An LED apparatus includes a base having thermal conductivity, an insulative substrate provided on one surface of the base and including electrodes provided on a surface of the substrate, at least one base-mounting area that is an exposed part of the base, exposed within a pass-through hole provided in the substrate, a plurality of LED elements mounted on the base in the base-mounting area and some of the LED elements in a unit electrically connected to the electrodes in series, a plurality of the units are electrically connected in parallel, and a frame disposed to surround the base-mounting area and configured to form a light-emitting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norikazu Kadotani, Koichi Fukasawa, Sadato Imai