Patents Examined by Robert L. Nasser
  • Patent number: RE47593
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a request for a reliability estimate associated with an ad hoc application. In response to the request, one or more components associated with the ad hoc application and upon which the ad hoc application relies are identified. The method also includes generating a directed graph. The directed graph identifies one or more dependency relationships among the identified components. The method also includes calculating, based at least in part on the directed graph, a reliability estimate for the ad hoc application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Alexander Allen
  • Patent number: RE47598
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a semiconductor system may be disclosed. The semiconductor system according to the one embodiment may include, for example, a plurality of electronic devices and a host apparatus. The host apparatus may simultaneously initialize the plurality of electronic devices in units of group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihisa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: RE47830
    Abstract: Pattern recognition based on associative pattern memory (APM) and properties of cycles generated by finite cellular automata. APM addresses (e.g., positions in a two dimensional array) represent states. Cycles are repeating sequences of addresses. Each state is mapped to a “randomly” selected region within the input pattern. Each feature extracted from this region determines one of many next states. All next states (one for each feature type) and all sampled regions are assigned to each state randomly upon APM initialization. The process progresses from state to state, sampling regions of the pattern until the state-transition sequence repeats (generates a cycle). Each feature pattern is represented by one cycle, however different cycles can be derived from one pattern depending on the initial state. Some embodiments use a refractory period assuring a minimum cycle length, making it likely that any given pattern yields only one cycle independent of the initial state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: BoonLogic, LLC
    Inventor: Larry J. Werth
  • Patent number: RE47857
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a digital broadcast system and a data processing method. A broadcast signal in which mobile service data and main service data are multiplexed is transmitted and received. Then, in a broadcasting receiver, the program table information describing channel information and event information of the mobile service data according to an identifier of an ensemble in which the mobile service data are multiplexed, in the received broadcast signal. And the mobile service data is outputted by using the parsed program table information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jae Hyung Song, In Hwan Choi, Ho Taek Hong, Kook Yeon Kwak, Byoung Gill Kim, Jong Yeul Suh, Jin Pil Kim, Won Gyu Song, Chul Soo Lee, Jin Woo Kim, Hyoung Gon Lee, Joon Hui Lee
  • Patent number: RE47933
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a request for a reliability estimate associated with an ad hoc application. In response to the request, one or more components associated with the ad hoc application and upon which the ad hoc application relies are identified. The method also includes generating a directed graph. The directed graph identifies one or more dependency relationships among the identified components. The method also includes calculating, based at least in part on the directed graph, a reliability estimate for the ad hoc application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Alexander Allen
  • Patent number: RE47937
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, and including a method for providing content. The method comprises receiving a first login request from a first device used by a user, the request being associated with a first anonymous identifier associated with the first device, and determining a user tag for the user, that does not include any personally identifiable information associated with the user. The method further comprises receiving a second login request from a second different device used by the user, the request being associated with a second different anonymous identifier associated with the second different device, and storing an association between the user tag, the first anonymous identifier and the second different anonymous identifier. The method further comprises receiving a request for content from either the first or second different device and providing content in response to the request using the association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vinod Kumar Ramachandran, Ping Wu, Nareshkumar Rajkumar
  • Patent number: RE47952
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, and including a method for providing content. The method comprises receiving a first login request from a first device used by a user, the request being associated with a first anonymous identifier associated with the first device, and determining a user tag for the user, that does not include any personally identifiable information associated with the user. The method further comprises receiving a second login request from a second different device used by the user, the request being associated with a second different anonymous identifier associated with the second different device, and storing an association between the user tag, the first anonymous identifier and the second different anonymous identifier. The method further comprises receiving a request for content from either the first or second different device and providing content in response to the request using the association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vinod Kumar Ramachandran, Ping Wu, Nareshkumar Rajkumar
  • Patent number: RE47985
    Abstract: A system and method for multiple vehicles to be dispatched and routed to multiple destinations, with or without constraints, containing a software core, which uses bounded geographic regions (“BGRs”) and Node Pairs to explicitly optimize, in two dimensions, for user desired dependent variables, by analyzing variance due to standard and user-defined independent variables. The invention stores Node Pair data, and can use error function, feedback, and ANOVA/MANOVA to create a tightly convergent dispatching and navigation solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Right There Ware LLC
    Inventors: John C. Heed, Thomas P. Heed
  • Patent number: RE47996
    Abstract: A control circuit of a surgical device is disclosed. The control circuit includes a first circuit portion coupled to at least one switch operable between an open state and a closed state. The first circuit portion communicates with a surgical generator over a conductor pair to receive a control signal to determine a state of the at least one switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Douglas J. Turner, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Vincent P. Battaglia, Jr.
  • Patent number: RE48039
    Abstract: The present application discloses systems and methods for operating a stimulation prosthesis that contains a command module and a stimulator module that communicate by a data link. The stimulation prosthesis has at least two operating states: a configuration state and a stimulation state. In one embodiment, the stimulation prosthesis may use a communication protocol that is suitable for the current operating state. The risk of unintended transitions between the operating states due to data transmission errors is substantially eliminated. And in accordance with another embodiment, in addition to switching stimulation strategies, the stimulation prosthesis may also switch stimulation data formats to a format that is optimized for the new stimulation strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventor: Brett Swanson
  • Patent number: RE48100
    Abstract: A method and system for power management is provided. To control power supplied to a second electronic device (106), an electronic system (100) comprises a power management subsystem (110), a first electronic device (102); The power management subsystem (110) monitors the power consumed by the first electronic device (102) to control the power supplied to the second electronic device (106). A method for power management of a second electronic device (106) is provided. A power management subsystem (110) is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: III Holdings 6, LLC
    Inventors: Artur Tadeusz Burchard, Kees Gerard Willem Goossens, Aleksandar Milutinovic, Anca Mariana Molnos, Elisabeth Francisca Maria Steffens
  • Patent number: RE48128
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a method comprising obtaining, using a portable device, identifier information about one or more identifiers associated with one or more of a rack and equipment installed in the rack and displaying on the portable device a picture of the rack captured and displaying on the portable device an overlay that includes markings that define a perimeter of the rack and a plurality of equipment positions within the rack. The method further comprises receiving, by the portable device, an alignment of the overlay on the picture of the rack and the equipment positions and receiving location information for the rack. The method further comprises storing the picture of the rack, the alignment of the overlay on the picture of the rack, the identifier location, and the location information by a management application. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: CommScope Technologies LLC, CommScope Connectivity UK Limited
    Inventors: Peter Smith, David John Chirgwin, Owen Marshall, Ian Butler, Simon Colley, Kamlesh G. Patel, Eric W. Sybesma, Jason Bautista
  • Patent number: RE48190
    Abstract: In an electronic device with a serial ATA interface, upon detection of the issue or reception of a preset command, a confirmation device, such as a CPU, confirms the completion of execution of the command. Upon confirming the completion of execution of the command, a controller, which may also be the CPU, controls shifting of the serial ATA interface to a power saving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Fubito Igari
  • Patent number: RE48292
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for transmitting a sounding signal, a base station and a user equipment, including: receiving a trigger message transmitted by a base station, where the trigger message comprises instruction information, the instruction information is used for instructing at least one UE in a group of user equipments UEs to transmit a sounding signal, and the group of user equipments comprises at least two user equipments; and transmitting the sounding signal to the base station according to the instruction information. According to the method for transmitting the sounding signal, the base station and the user equipment provided by embodiments of the present invention, an eNodeB may trigger at least one UE in a group of UEs to transmit a sounding signal according to a certain rule on a PDCCH, thereby improving efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen Zhang, Yongxia Lv
  • Patent number: RE48311
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for isolating at least one of a plurality of applications included in an electronic device are provided. The method includes selecting at least one of the plurality of applications included in the electronic device, preprocessing the at least one selected application so as to be at least one modified application included in a sandbox isolating the at least one selected applications from others of the plurality of applications, and installing the at least one modified application on the electronic device so as to be executed only according to the sandbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manikandan Sankaranarasimhan, William Swaney, Victor Havin, Toru Ishihara
  • Patent number: RE48385
    Abstract: The invention is an SMS distribution method for inquiries, invitations and proposals in which inquiries are sent to mobile telephone numbers included in a distribution list and their replies are collected as text messages via the SMS service (7) provided by the telecommunications network by means of a software program (1) installed on a server (2). The problem in distributing inquiries with existing SMS services has been the limited possibility of replying to the sending telecommunications operator and separating replies to several inquiries from one another. In the method embodied by this invention, universally reachable mobile network numbers (11) are used as reply addresses for the inquiries, invitations and proposals, and replies are separated from one another by means of reply addresses consisting of public mobile communication network numbers and SMS service numbers and automatically generated reply symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BOOKIT OY
    Inventor: Jukka Kalevi Salonen
  • Patent number: RE48425
    Abstract: Example method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed for configuring a mobile wireless hotspot in a wireless network. Example embodiments of the invention include a method comprising: establishing, by a mobile hotspot device, a control channel with a wireless device, using an out-of-band communications connection in an out-of-band communications medium; and exchanging, by the wireless device over the control channel, with the mobile hotspot device, by at least one of transmitting or receiving in-band communications connectivity configuration information to enable power saving features and optimize activity times in an in-band communications tethering connection with the mobile hotspot device in an in-band communications medium, for relaying by the mobile hotspot device, communications between the wireless device and one or more entities in at least one of a wide area communications network and a wireless local area network provided by the mobile hotspot device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Niko Kiukkonen, Janne Marin, Jukka Reunamaki
  • Patent number: RE48495
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a semiconductor system may be disclosed. The semiconductor system according to the one embodiment may include, for example, a plurality of electronic devices and a host apparatus. The host apparatus may simultaneously initialize the plurality of electronic devices in units of group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihisa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: RE48509
    Abstract: A raster-based system for global navigation satellite system (GNSS) guidance includes a vehicle-mounted GNSS antenna and receiver. A processor provides guidance and/or autosteering commands based on GNSS-defined pixels forming a grid representing an area to be treated, such as a field. Specific guidance and chemical application methods are provided based on the pixel-defined treatment areas and preprogrammed chemical application prescription maps, which can include variable chemical application rates and dynamic control of the individual nozzles of a sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AGJUNCTION LLC
    Inventors: John A. McClure, Dennis M. Collins
  • Patent number: RE48587
    Abstract: An ultrasonic probe apparatus and an ultrasonic imaging apparatus are disclosed. The ultrasonic probe apparatus includes: an ultrasonic transducer configured to output an electrical signal upon receiving ultrasonic waves; a sound absorption unit, one surface of which is an installation surface of the ultrasonic transducer and is electrically connected to the ultrasonic transducer; a first electronic circuit electrically connected to the sound absorption unit; and a substrate connection unit disposed between the sound absorption unit and the first electronic circuit, configured to electrically interconnect the first electronic circuit and the sound absorption unit. The ultrasonic imaging apparatus includes the above ultrasonic probe and a main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jin Ho Gu