Patents Examined by Luke S Wassum
  • Patent number: 8069170
    Abstract: The events experienced are stored automatically, so that the information of higher utility for a user may be taken out with responsiveness and efficiency higher than is possible with a technique of keyword retrieval over a network. An information registration unit 10 includes an information acquisition unit 11, for acquiring the empirical information, a private information adding unit 12, for adding the private information, a data recognition processing unit 13, for recognizing the acquired information, a data definition processing unit 14, for classifying the recognized data in accordance with the preset definitions, a data storage unit 15 for storage of the classified data, and a data processing unit 22 for generating the predictive information inferable from the empirical information and the private information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinako Matsuyama, Kenzo Akagiri, Koji Suginuma
  • Patent number: RE45857
    Abstract: A storage device, including: a non-volatile semiconductor memory which is electrically erasable; a system interface coupled with an external host system; and a controller reading data from the non-volatile semiconductor memory and transmitting data to the host system via the system interface in response to a read command received by the system interface from the host system; and wherein the controller starts reading (N+n)th sector data from the non-volatile semiconductor memory, while the controller transmits Nth sector data that has been read from the non-volatile semiconductor memory to the host system via the system interface, in response to the read command for successive sector data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Solid State Storage Solutions, Inc
    Inventors: Takayuki Tamura, Shigemasa Shiota, Kunihiro Katayama, Masashi Naito
  • Patent number: RE46277
    Abstract: An operation method has processing for applying a same type of operation in parallel to N M-bit operands to obtain N M-bit operation results executed on a computer. Here, N is an integer equal to or greater than 2 and M is an integer equal to or greater than 1. The operation method includes: an operation step of applying the type of operation to an N*M-bit provisional operand that is formed by concatenating the N M-bit operands, to obtain one N*M-bit provisional operation result, and generating correction information based on an effect had, by applying the operation, on each M bits of the provisional operation result from a bit that neighbors the M bits; and a correction step of correcting the provisional operation result in M-bit units with use of the correction information, to obtain the N M-bit operation results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventor: Masato Suzuki
  • Patent number: RE46406
    Abstract: Respective demodulation reference signals (DM RS) of a user bandwidth can be cyclically shifted with respect to each other. An uplink scheduling grant may include an index for a DM RS resource having a cyclic shift and an orthogonal cover code or interleaved frequency division multiple comb. A usage orthogonal cover or interleaved frequency division multiple comb may be configured using radio resource control message and may optionally be tied statically into DM RS resources. At least some of respective demodulation reference signals of the at least two user bandwidths may be mutually orthogonal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Kari Juhani Hooli, Kari Pekka Pajukoski, Esa Tapani Tiirola
  • Patent number: RE46420
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for the distribution of outbound telephone calls. This method and system includes dialing devices receiving call records and providing telephone calls to one or more agents. Interfaced with the dialing device is a distribution module including pools and queues. The distribution module places the call records into the pools and transfers less than all of the call records to the queues to allow for calling by the dialing devices at peak efficiency. The distribution module transfers the queues to the dialing devices so that the dialing device can place telephone calls. The distribution module monitors the queues to determine when to send additional call records to the queues. In addition, distribution module monitors the results of the call records and updates the call records in the pools so that call records with unsuccessful outcomes can be safely called again later in the day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: NOBLE SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Rodenbusch, Jr., Daniel N. Duncan
  • Patent number: RE46467
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for the distribution of outbound telephone calls. This method and system includes dialing devices receiving call records and providing telephone calls to one or more agents. Interfaced with the dialing device is a distribution module including pools and queues. The distribution module places the call records into the pools and transfers less than all of the call records to the queues to allow for calling by the dialing devices at peak efficiency. The distribution module transfers the queues to the dialing devices so that the dialing device can place telephone calls. The distribution module monitors the queues to determine when to send additional call records to the queues. In addition, distribution module monitors the results of the call records and updates the call records in the pools so that call records with unsuccessful outcomes can be safely called again later in the day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: NOBLE SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Rodenbusch, Jr., Daniel N. Duncan
  • Patent number: RE46478
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for the preemptive goals based distribution of contact records. This method and system includes devices receiving contact records and providing customer contacts to one or more agents. Interfaced with the device is a distribution module including pools and queues. The distribution module places the contact records into the pools and transfers less than all of the contact records to the queues to allow for processing by the devices at peak efficiency. The distribution module transfers the queues to the devices so that the device can place customer contact attempts. A goal module, associated with the distribution module, monitors the performance of the pools. The goal module modifies which queues the pools transfer contact records to based on the performance of the pools thereby allowing the contact records to be distributed in accordance with performance goals for the pools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: NOBLE SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Rodenbusch, Jr., Daniel N. Duncan
  • Patent number: RE46483
    Abstract: A method for uplink power control is described. A user equipment (UE) power class may be determined. An uplink multiple access scheme may also be determined. The maximum transmission power for the UE may further be determined according to the determined uplink multiple access scheme and the UE power class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kimihiko Imamura
  • Patent number: RE46644
    Abstract: An image transmission system for reserving and transmitting an image to be broadcast is provided. The image transmission system includes: an uploading unit for inputting reservation request information for reservation of image transmission and uploading an image; and a server for storing the reservation request information and the image and transmitting the image to one or more recipients' display devices according to the reservation request information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jae Kyung Lee
  • Patent number: RE46651
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method of allowing navigation of a plurality of data elements residing within a category-tree database includes providing, on a single primary “web” page, a distinct data element symbol for each data element and a distinct parent category symbol for each parent category in the category paths of the data elements. For each illustrated parent category, a distinct first level web page is provided that includes (i) a first level subcategory symbol for each first level subcategory in the category paths of the data element(s) associated with that parent category and (ii) the data element symbol for each such data element shown associated with its respective first level subcategory symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CALLAHAN CELLULAR L.L.C.
    Inventor: David M. Holbrook
  • Patent number: RE46677
    Abstract: An image transmission system for reserving and transmitting an image to be broadcast is provided. The image transmission system includes: an uploading unit for inputting reservation request information for reservation of image transmission and uploading an image; and a server for storing the reservation request information and the image and transmitting the image to one or more recipients' display devices according to the reservation request information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jae Kyung Lee
  • Patent number: RE46690
    Abstract: An approach is provided for managing split and merge operations for information spaces with respect to their information content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Ian Justin Oliver, Sergey Boldyrev, Sergey Balandin
  • Patent number: RE46810
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for transmitting information includes processing a downlink transport channel to generate a transport block (TB) having a TB size. The TB size is selected by selecting a modulation and coding scheme index (ITBS) and a physical resource block index (NPRB). The TB size for the selected ITBS and NPRB is selected so that an effective code rate at an user equipment (UE) does not exceed a specified threshold. The effective code rate is defined as a number of downlink (DL) information bits including TB cyclic redundancy check (CRC) bits and code block CRC bits divided by a number of physical channel bits on Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH). The transport block is mapped to multiple spatial layers. The number of spatial layers N is greater than or equal to three. The multiple spatial layers are transmitted to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ying Jin, Yufei Blankenship
  • Patent number: RE46967
    Abstract: A search engine manages the indexing of web page contents and accepts user selection criteria to find and report hits that meet the search criteria. The inventive search engine has an associated crawler function wherein display images of the web pages are rendered and stored as snapshots, preferably when the pages are indexed. The search engine reports search results by composing an html page with links to the corresponding page hits and containing snapshot reduced size graphic images showing the web pages as they appeared when fetched and stored as snapshots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Mineral Lassen LLC
    Inventor: Russell Snyder
  • Patent number: RE47106
    Abstract: Each of a plurality of Worker processes are allowed to perform any and all of the following tasks involving logged work items: (1) reading a subset of the work items from a log; (2) sequentially ordering work items for corresponding data objects; (3) applying a sequentially ordered set of work items to a corresponding data object; and (4) transmitting a subset of work items to a Worker process running on another database server in a cluster, if necessary. These tasks can be performed concurrently, at will, and as available, by the Worker processes. An improved checkpointing technique eliminates the need for the Worker processes to get to a synchronization point and stop. Instead, a Coordinator process examines the current state of progress of the Worker processes and computes a past point in the sequence of work items at which all work items before that point have been completely processed, and records this point as the checkpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Hu, Yunrui Li, Vinay Srihari, Ramana Yerneni
  • Patent number: RE47246
    Abstract: An ASIC for implementing digital rights management includes a processor for requesting encrypted digital data from a server and decrypting the data, and a player for transforming the decrypted data to analog signals. Preferably, the ASIC is tamper-resistant. Preferably, all the management code of the ASIC is stored on a ROM in the ASIC. A device for receiving, decrypting and displaying encrypted digital data includes the ASIC, and also a transceiver for communicating with the server, a display mechanism for displaying the analog signals, and a nonvolatile memory for storing the encrypted data. A system for storing and displaying digital data includes both the server and the device. Preferably, the server is configured to send to the device only the encrypted digital data and associated decryption keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SanDisk IL Ltd.
    Inventor: Dani Dariel
  • Patent number: RE47264
    Abstract: A charging device of a robot cleaner is provided. The charging device of a robot cleaner according to the embodiment includes at least one cover forming an appearance of the charging device, a base which is coupled with the cover and includes a terminal unit for charging the robot cleaner, an induction signal generating unit disposed at a side of the cover or the base to transmit a return induction signal to the robot cleaner, and an induction signal guide member disposed at a side of the induction signal generating unit to enhance a docking performance of the robot cleaner by improving linearity of the induction signal. The charging device according to the embodiment can guide the path for the return of the robot cleaner and recharge the robot cleaner stably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Bong-Ju Kim, In-Bo Shim, Ji-Hoon Sung, Byung-Doo Yim, Sung-Guen Kim
  • Patent number: RE47265
    Abstract: A charging device of a robot cleaner is provided. The charging device of a robot cleaner according to the embodiment includes at least one cover forming an appearance of the charging device, a base which is coupled with the cover and includes a terminal unit for charging the robot cleaner, an induction signal generating unit disposed at a side of the cover or the base to transmit a return induction signal to the robot cleaner, and an induction signal guide member disposed at a side of the induction signal generating unit to enhance a docking performance of the robot cleaner by improving linearity of the induction signal. The charging device according to the embodiment can guide the path for the return of the robot cleaner and recharge the robot cleaner stably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Bong-Ju Kim, In-Bo Shim, Ji-Hoon Sung, Byung-Doo Yim, Sung-Guen Kim
  • Patent number: RE47527
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for computing distance to empty (DTE) based on available energy computed using a battery SOC vs open circuit voltage (OCV) table, battery temperature vs energy efficiency, an energy efficiency vs energy table, etc., to enable a more accurate calculation of the DTE in consideration of the temperature of the battery, which is one of disturbance elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sang Jin Heo, Eui Sun Hong, Young Chan Byun, Seon Young Park, Byung Soon Min
  • Patent number: RE47594
    Abstract: Techniques for visual data import into an object model are described. A graphical user interface concurrently displays a first icon that represents a first object type and a second icon that represents a second object type. Input defining object-to-data mappings between properties of the object types and structured data of one or more data sources is received. Further input defining a relationship type for relationships between the first object type and the second object type is also received. In response to the second input, a graphical representation of the relationship type is displayed, visually linking the first icon to the second icon. Based at least on the object-to-data mappings, the definition of the relationship type, and the structured data, an object model is created, comprising first objects of the first object type, second objects of the second object type, and relationships between the first objects and the second objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Downing, Kevin Richards, Asher Sinensky