Patents Examined by Shawn An
  • Patent number: 10776035
    Abstract: A storage system and storage control method are provided in which a plurality of volumes to be processed by a storage control unit are distributed and evacuated in a normal storage control unit without recovering redundancy of the storage control unit having decreased redundancy, and the storage control unit itself having the decreased redundancy is deleted after the evacuating is completed, and thus reservation information processing resources for guaranteeing recoverability of the redundancy become unnecessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Sato, Akira Deguchi, Tomohiro Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10778980
    Abstract: An entropy decoding apparatus includes an entropy decoding circuit, a pre-fetch circuit, and a context pre-load buffer. The pre-fetch circuit pre-fetches at least one candidate context for entropy decoding of a part of an encoded bitstream of a frame before the entropy decoding circuit starts entropy decoding of the part of the encoded bitstream of the frame. The context pre-load buffer buffers the at least one candidate context. When a target context actually needed by entropy decoding of the part of the encoded bitstream of the frame is not available in the context pre-load buffer, the context pre-load buffer instructs the pre-fetch circuit to re-fetch the target context, and the entropy decoding circuit stalls entropy decoding of the part of the encoded bitstream of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Ming-Long Wu, Chia-Yun Cheng, Yung-Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 10778975
    Abstract: A deblocking filtering method, a boundary strength (bS) deriving method, and encoding/decoding method and apparatus using the methods are provided. The bS deriving method includes the steps of: deriving a boundary of a deblocking filtering unit block which is a unit block on which deblocking filtering is performed; and setting a bS for each bS setting unit block in the deblocking filtering unit block. Here, the step of setting the bS includes setting a bS value of a target boundary corresponding to the boundary of the deblocking filtering unit block as the bS setting unit block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungwook Park, Jaehyun Lim, Yongjoon Jeon, Chulkeun Kim, Jungsun Kim, Naeri Park, Hendry Hendry, Byeongmoon Jeon, Joonyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10772506
    Abstract: An apparatus for dental confocal imaging comprises an illumination module for generating an array of light beams, an optics system for confocal focusing of the array of light beams and a probe head with a light-guiding part having an entrance face and an exit face. The illumination module, the optics system and the probe head are arranged such that the array of light beams from the illumination module passes through the optics system, enters the light-guiding part via the entrance face and exits the light-guiding part via the exit face. The optics system is configured such that, after having passed through the optics system, the outermost marginal rays of the outermost light beams with respect to the optical axis of the optics system are parallel or divergent to the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yossef Atiya, Tal Verker, Nir Makmel
  • Patent number: 10773868
    Abstract: A closure device (210) for use on the neck (238) of a bottle comprises a cap member (236) having a side wall (237) adapted to be secured to the neck, a fluid chamber (260) fixed at its upper end to the cap member and having a bottom aperture (266) at its lower end, a housing (254) at least partially surrounding the fluid chamber and having a flange member (258) adapted to extend at least partially across the top of the container neck, and a plug member (264) fixed to the housing and sealingly engageable in the bottom aperture of the fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: GIZMO PACKAGING LIMITED
    Inventors: Jordan Maguire, Bernard Frutin
  • Patent number: 10772209
    Abstract: Apparatus, comprising fabric (62) formed from fibers (74); and an electrical component (20) having first and second perpendicular fiber guiding structures, wherein a first of the fibers is soldered in the first fiber guiding structure and a second of the fibers is soldered in the second fiber guiding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Sunshine, Daniel A. Podhajny, Kathryn P. Crews, Yohji Hamada
  • Patent number: 10768934
    Abstract: A data processing system supports a predicated-loop instruction that controls vectorised execution of a program loop body in respect of a plurality of vector elements. When the number of elements to be processed is not a whole number multiple of the number of lanes of processing supported for that element size, then the predicated-loop instruction controls suppression of processing in one or more lanes not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventor: Thomas Christopher Grocutt
  • Patent number: 10769071
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods related to providing coherent memory access. An apparatus for providing coherent memory access can include a memory array, a first processing resource, a first cache line and a second cache line coupled to the memory array, a first cache controller, and a second cache controller. The first cache controller coupled to the first processing resource and to the first cache line can be configured to provide coherent access to data stored in the second cache line and corresponding to a memory address. A second cache controller coupled through an interface to a second processing resource external to the apparatus and coupled to the second cache line can be configured to provide coherent access to the data stored in the first cache line and corresponding to the memory address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Finkbeiner, Troy D. Larsen
  • Patent number: 10766695
    Abstract: A portable work area apparatus and method of use that creates a work area on top of a container having a container body defining a cavity for receiving storable items through an opening defined by a top end of the container body, with the portable work area apparatus having a body with a top portion, an opposing bottom portion, and the top portion having an outer edge and a top surface that defines a substantially flat working surface, and a downward extending attachment feature with downward extending attachment features for selective engagement with a portion or all of the top end of the container body when the apparatus is selectively placed onto the container for use of the apparatus and its working surface by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: RANDER PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: William Arthur Marcrander
  • Patent number: 10767280
    Abstract: High permeability curly fibers with enhanced fiber strength are produced by mercerizing cellulosic fibers. The fibers have relatively high values for curl, kink level, wet tensile strength, and bulk density when compared with current fibers. The disclosed fibers can be used in a wide range of applications including paper products such as filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GP CELLULOSE GMBH
    Inventors: Alan Jeffrey Campbell, Sonja McNeil Fields, Danny R. Moore, Stephen Skirius
  • Patent number: 10760896
    Abstract: An ellipsometer includes a light source, a polarizer, an asymmetric wavelength retarder, an analyzer and an optical detection component. The light source is configured to provide a light beam having multiple wavelengths incident to a sample. The polarizer is disposed between the light source and the sample, and configured to polarize the light beam. The asymmetric wavelength retarder is configured to provide a varied retardation effect on the light beam varied by wavelength. The analyzer is configured to analyze a polarization state of the light beam reflected by the sample. The optical detection component is configured to detect the light beam from the analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Yuan Hsu, Chi-Ming Yang, Ching-Hsiang Hsu, Chyi Shyuan Chern
  • Patent number: 10761941
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems and methods for backing up data. A tracking utility may receive a start request and then enter a holding mode until a first modifiable or writable snapshot is created. The tracking utility can track such a first snapshot and determine if any modifications such as writes have been made to the first snapshot. If the first snapshot has not been modified it can be backed up using a read only snapshot scheme. If the first snapshot has been modified, a record of the modifications thereto are used to update the frozen changes and the current changes. The resulting or finalized snapshot is generated and includes all of the modifications, modifications 1 to N made to the first snapshot. This process can be repeated for one or more or all of the modifiable or writable snapshots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ACRONIS INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Andrei Redko, Stanislav Protasov, Serguei M. Beloussov
  • Patent number: 10758081
    Abstract: The present invention includes a ring that can be fitted around the top perimeter rim of a pot such as caquelon. That ring is comprised of a plurality of brackets that allow for triangular shaped containers to be hooked onto two possible positions. A first position is when the containers sit at the bottom of the pot, and a second position is when they are held predominantly above the ring so that their perforated structure can drip liquid back into the pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Dany Bernard
  • Patent number: 10754574
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for storing data in a storage device based on an associated attribute or attributes. A storage device can be configured to write data to a storage location of the storage device based on an associated attribute. The attribute can describe one or more storage-related requirements of the data. The storage device can identify one or more storage locations where the data can be stored that meet the storage-related requirements described by the attribute. A host computer can transmit an updated attribute for the data to the storage device to reflect new storage-related requirements for the data. The storage device can write the data to a new storage location that meets the new requirements. A mapping table can be maintained that associates a logical identifier for the data with the actual storage location where the data is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Keun Soo Jo, Munif M. Farhan, Seth William Markle
  • Patent number: D894135
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Southern States LLC
    Inventors: Joseph R Rostron, Todd Douthit, Teng Hu
  • Patent number: D894836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yusuke Obata, Hiroaki Obikane
  • Patent number: D894842
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenta Ashibu, Takayuki Nishimura, Toshiro Kobuchi
  • Patent number: D895553
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Baobin Hu
  • Patent number: D896180
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: Po-Han Lin
  • Patent number: D896422
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Energizer Brands, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Hine, Jeffrey J. Smith