Patents Examined by Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 8307042
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the invention are directed to a system and method for instantaneously deploying packetized alert data in a one to many configuration or a many to many configuration where the data to be received by each recipient can be customized in a way that leaves a publisher with optimum control over the content or revenue generated from each deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Jess Z. Dolgin
  • Patent number: 8285860
    Abstract: Techniques for discovering and/or advertising services are described herein. A first bitmask is received from a remote device over a wireless network, the first bitmask having one or more bits that have a predetermined logical value. Each bit represents a particular service provided by the remote device. A logical operation is performed between the first bitmask and a second bitmask locally generated within a local device, where the second bitmask represents a service being searched by the local device. It is determined whether the remote device is potentially capable of providing the service being searched by the local device based on a result of the logical operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rory L. P. McGuire, Michael Van Milligan, Jason Conn, Joshua Graessley, Augustin Prats, Brian Tucker
  • Patent number: 8274555
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image supplier acquires stereoscopic image data in a side-by-side layout format. Visual information supplier acquires visual information to be added to a stereoscopic image. Based on a 3D display for displaying a stereoscopic image, a 3D display information supplier acquires the coordinates of portions that are not used for 3D display representation as the coordinates of the pixels with which visual information is combined. An image synthesizer combines visual information obtained at Step S2 with the pixel at the coordinates set at Step S3. Visual information is combined with all the portions at the coordinates to be processed, and the image with visual information synthesized is stored in a stereo image storage. In this way, if additional information is added to the stereoscopic image, no uncomfortable feeling will occur when the image is viewed in stereoscopic vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yabe, Hiroyuki Katata
  • Patent number: 8244877
    Abstract: A method and system for processing a message in an Internet protocol-based mobile communication system supporting a multimedia service. In the system, application servers include a representative application server and multiple backend application servers. A method for defining a control message between application servers to set up a session using the standard Internet protocol is provided. When an application server performs a call processing operation, control message processing load and control message transmission delay is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Tae-Sun Yeoum, Han-Na Lim, O-Sok Song, Joon-Ho Jung
  • Patent number: 8203599
    Abstract: Provided is a three-dimensional (3D) image display apparatus and method including: a display; a photographing unit including a camera, a first light source disposed on an axis identical to a camera axis and a second light source disposed on an axis different from the camera axis, which takes a photograph of an observer using light emitted from the first and second light sources, and generates first and second images; an eye information detection unit which detects eye information of the observer based on the first and second images and determines a position of the observer based on the detected eye information; and a 3D image adjustment unit which adjusts a 3D image, which will be displayed on the display, based on the determined position of the observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-hee Kim, Dae-sik Kim
  • Patent number: 8204995
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses and computer program products for establishing a single session for processing a multimodal application with multiple devices and for distributing the multimodal application amongst the multiple devices participating in the single session based on the respective capabilities of each device are provided. A system, method and computer program product for allowing new devices operated by the same user to join in the previously established session for processing the multimodal application where the capabilities of the new device exceed that of all devices currently participating in the session are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Sailesh Sathish
  • Patent number: 8200825
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a system for the control of multiple remote resources. A plurality of user stations, each comprising a keyboard, video screen and a mouse, communicate with a server management unit. The server management unit is comprised of a server chassis, matrix switch and a switch server. Remote resources are each connected to a port of a multiplexer or to a server interface. A user station connects to a remote resource by making a request to the server management unit. The switch server identifies the multiplexer or server interface port to which the resource is connected from a database. A request is made to a remote interface server connected to the multiplexer and server interfaces and the remote interface server connects the appropriate ports of the server management unit and the multiplexer or server interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Raritan Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Phil Bates, Jeremy Young, Paul Moore, Sean Dynan
  • Patent number: 8190750
    Abstract: In a method for dynamically setting a content rate of a multimedia session for a client in a network, a proxy server receives a channel condition feedback message from a network controller and determines whether a receiver report message has been received from the client since a most recent previous channel condition feedback message. The channel condition feedback message includes current channel condition information for the network. The proxy server sends one of an extended feedback report message and a short feedback report message to a media server based on the determining step. The short feedback report message includes at least a maximum transmission rate parameter for the multimedia session. The extended feedback report message includes at least information contained in the receiver report message. The extended feedback report message may, in addition, include the maximum transmission rate parameter for the multimedia session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Krishna Balachandran, Doru Calin, Eunyoung Kim, Kiran M. Rege
  • Patent number: 8184159
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for controlling a plurality of vehicle systems. A forward looking sensor (12) is configured to obtain a two-dimensional image of a space in front of the vehicle. A region identification element (14) divides the two-dimensional image into a plurality of regions. Each region represents a portion of the space forward of the vehicle. An image transform (16) transforms the two-dimensional image to a three-dimensional coordinate system representing the space in front of the vehicle to calculate depth information for at least a portion of the image. Each of a plurality of expert systems (18-20) have at least one associated region and control a vehicle system (22-24) according to data from their respective at least one associated region and the calculated depth information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: TRW Automotive U.S. LLC
    Inventor: Yun Luo
  • Patent number: 8161164
    Abstract: Services of a multi-tier application can authorize (e.g., including authenticating) each other with one or more service access tokens provided by a security token service. In one implementation, an end-user can authenticate with the security token service to obtain one or more security tokens for communicating with an upstream application service. Requests that involve further processing from downstream services of the application can also involve service authorization/authentication measures. Thus, the upstream application service can also authenticate with the security token service to obtain one or more security tokens, such as a session token, and a service access token. The service access token for the upstream service can also include one or more signed policy settings. The upstream service can then use the one or more security tokens to prove authority to communicate with a downstream service in accordance with the policy settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Frederick Chen Lai Chong
  • Patent number: 8145745
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for network-level anomaly inference in a network is described. In one example, link load measurements are obtained for multiple time intervals. Routing data for the network is obtained. Link level anomalies are extracted using temporal analysis on the link load measurements over the multiple time intervals. Network-level anomalies are inferred from the link-level anomalies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Zihui Ge, Albert Gordon Greenberg, Matthew Roughan, Yin Zhang
  • Patent number: 8112532
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are used to provide a system and method for tearing down and reclaiming an IP address from a multi-IP stack device based on configurable timer parameters that provide a network operator with independent control over each protocol-specific IP network layer session. Dedicated idle and session timers for each IP network layer session are implemented at the network layer of various network nodes in order to independently tear down IPv4 and IPv6 network sessions while maintaining the underlying link layer connection. In embodiments, the IP protocol-specific idle and session timers are processed by the Packet Data Serving Node (PDSN) or the Home Agent (HA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: United States Cellular Corporation
    Inventors: Mankesh S. Ahluwalia, Narothum Saxena, Michael Irizarry, George Pitsoulakis
  • Patent number: 8095636
    Abstract: A process, system and program product for executing a plurality of tests scripts or one or more test script sets against a plurality of systems to be tested. The process comprises providing an instance of a test script set on a server, writing an initial system value corresponding to an initial system to be tested on a web page file hosted on the server, retrieving the initial system value from the web page file and launching a URL using the initial system value retrieved to execute the test script set against the initial system to be tested. The process further includes overwriting the web page file to change the initial system value to a next system value corresponding to a next system to be tested, retrieving the next system value from the web page file and launching a next URL using the next system value retrieved to execute the test script set against the next system to be tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald L. Linville, Robert K. Quinn, III
  • Patent number: 8086742
    Abstract: A broadcasting receiver and method of interfacing resource information between a host device and a POD, sending host device resource information and obtaining host device resource information are disclosed. A POD sends a resource information requesting message. And a host device receives the resource information requesting message and responds with a resource information message including a resource identifier defined in a resource information table which includes information indicating whether the host device supports A-mode. Using a “conditional access” feature provided by a conventional cable security card, content received through any type of transport protocol (including an IP protocol) including a wired/wireless network can be protected and A-mode resource information can be systematically defined together with other-mode IP communication resource and the resource information of different modes can be integrated and transmitted to the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sang Hoon Cha, Bong Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 8082314
    Abstract: A portal for transferring information between a master serer and a third-party client using a transportable replicating server is provided. The portal may be particularly useful for and may provide a significant cost advantage and benefit when access to front and back-office servers is limited or not accessible. The master server may replicate information (e.g., applications and data) from the front and back-office servers to the replicating server. After replication, the replicating server appears to the third-party clients as the front and back-office servers, containing the functionality and data to facilitate front and back-office operations. Being transportable, the replicating server can move from a first location at which the replicating server can communicate with the master server to a second location at which the replicating server can communicate with the third-party clients. At the second location, the information on the replicating server may be communicated to the third party devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventor: Brad R. Lewis
  • Patent number: 8069218
    Abstract: A system, computer program product and method for a running process migration with planned minimized down-time. The method facilitates fast and efficient process migration by performing background data synchronization prior to actual process migration. The service slowdown is reduced by employing two-stage transfer method. During a first stage the service, being executed on the original machine, does not stop and all the available data required by this process is being copied. After the first stage is completed the service continues to be executed without an interruption, while the most of the data associated with the service process is already transferred to the new machine. During the second stage the execution of the service on the first machine is stopped. The files, which were not available during the first stage, are now copied. Then the execution of service is started on the second machine. The down-time is reduced to the duration of the second stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Parallels Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander G. Tormasov, Stanislav S. Protassov, Serguei M. Beloussov
  • Patent number: 8065408
    Abstract: Maintaining a current network address between a network device and a network management system (NMS) that enables central configuration control over a number of network devices. Network devices with dynamically changeable network addresses provide address updates to a listener system, which maintains a database of current IP addresses relative to device names. The network devices communicate with the listener system via a listener network address and a first predefined port. The NMS submits a device name to the listener system in a request for a current network address via a second predefined port. The listener system optionally checks a local hosts file and/or DNS server before resolving a current network address from the device name associated with a unique MAC address. The listener system provides the NMS with the current network address when requested by the NMS or immediately if the NMS registers for immediate notification of an address change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia, Inc.
    Inventors: Ibrahim S. Shaik, Gollapudi Sai, Raviteja Pallaprolu, Reema Bangar, Muntha K. Rao, Vummidi Satyanarayana
  • Patent number: 8032618
    Abstract: A determination is made as to whether an updated image for an outdated virtualized application is available on a server. If it is determined that the updated image is available, then a background download operation configured to retrieve the updated image from the server is initiated. Another determination is made as to whether the outdated virtualized application is being utilized. After the background download operation is complete, if it is determined that the outdated virtualized application is not being utilized, then the outdated virtualized application is transformed to a current virtualized application by replacing at least a portion of the outdated virtualized application with the updated image. The outdated virtualized application and the current virtualized application are configured to be executed on the computer without installation on a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jefferson Criddle, Gurashish Singh Brar, Joe Keng Yap
  • Patent number: 8024452
    Abstract: A dynamic syndicated content delivery system and method, the system having: a push proxy, the push proxy having: a deferred retrieval message store, the deferred retrieval message store adapted to storing deferred content for future delivery; a push agent, the push agent adapted to push content; and a push scheduler, the push schedule adapted to communicate with the push agent to schedule the pushing of content and further adapted to monitor a wireless network for network conditions; a push client, the push client having: a client push agent, the client push agent adapted to communicate with the push agent of the push proxy; a content pull broker, the content pull broker adapted to communicate with the deferred retrieval message store of the push proxy; a deferred retrieval manager, the deferred retrieval manager adapted to communicate with the content pull broker and the client push agent to pull content, the deferred retrieval manager further adapted to monitor a network and instruct the content pull broker
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Research in Motion Limited
    Inventors: Michael Shenfield, Christopher Smith
  • Patent number: 8019892
    Abstract: A method and system for adding processing intelligence to content payload in a dynamic content delivery architecture having at least a first processing element and a second processing element, the method having the steps of: creating a first envelope, the first envelope including content payload and second processing element metadata, the second processing element metadata adapted to be run on the second processing element; and forming a second envelope, the second envelope containing the first envelope and first processing element metadata adapted to be run on the first processing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Michael Shenfield