Patents by Inventor David Silverman

David Silverman has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180287674
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses that a device uses precoding to transmit independent data streams to existing users and additional independent data streams to one or more new users simultaneously. During a first transmission of a first one or more data streams that are precoded using a first precoding matrix, the device determines to transmit a second one or more data streams in a second transmission. Before the first transmission is complete, the device calculates a combined precoding matrix for precoding the first one or more data streams and the second one or more data streams. The device transmits the first one or more data streams in the first transmission and the second one or more data streams in the second transmission simultaneously using the combined precoding matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: David S. KLOPER, Mithat C. DOGAN, Matthew A. SILVERMAN, Brian D. HART, Jiunming HUANG
  • Publication number: 20180269143
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lateral via to provide an electrical connection to a buried conductor. In one instance, the buried conductor is a through via that extends along a first dimension, and the lateral via extends along a second dimension that is generally orthogonal to the first dimension. In another instance, the second dimension is oblique to the first dimension. Components having such lateral vias, as well as methods for creating such lateral vias are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: David P. Adams, Kira L. Fishgrab, Karl Douglas Greth, Michael David Henry, Jeffrey Stevens, V. Carter Hodges, Randy J. Shul, Ronald S. Goeke, Robert K. Grubbs, Scott Silverman
  • Patent number: 10075976
    Abstract: A third device stores a receive signal strength of a received response data unit transmitted by a second device in response to reception by the second device of a first data unit transmitted by a first device, obtains a clear channel access parameter included in a header of a second data unit transmitted by the first device to the second device. The clear channel access parameter is based on a sum of a transmit power used by the first device to transmit the second data unit to the second device and a receive signal strength of the response data unit at the first device. The third device determines a transmit power to be used by the third device to send a transmission to the fourth device based on transmission exchanges between devices in a particular service set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D Hart, David Kloper, Pooya Monajemi, Matthew A. Silverman
  • Patent number: 10070354
    Abstract: Noise floor degradation detection may be provided. First, an incremental packet loss rate for a secondary radio may be calculated that indicates an impact on packet reception on the secondary radio due to transmissions by a primary radio. The secondary radio and the primary radio may comprise an access point. Next, it may be determined that the incremental packet loss rate is greater than a predetermined value. A configuration of the access point may be changed in response to determining that the incremental packet loss rate is greater than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John Martin Blosco, Matthew Aaron Silverman, John Matthew Swartz, Joshua David Suhr, Paul J. Stager
  • Patent number: 9383387
    Abstract: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a system and method for image analysis and processing. The present invention provides a software package for processing AFM data. More particularly it can be used for characterizing carbon nanotubes found within AFM images, though it does offer editing features that are general in nature. Its features are split amongst five menus, one button, and four data panels. The software package can be used to determine physical characteristics related to the imaged subject, such as, for instance length data for imaged carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Adam Sean Jermyn, Justin David Silverman, Nina Markovic
  • Publication number: 20150317504
    Abstract: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a system and method for image analysis and processing. The present invention provides a software package for processing AFM data. More particularly it can be used for characterizing carbon nanotubes found within AFM images, though it does offer editing features that are general in nature. Its features are split amongst five menus, one button, and four data panels. The software package can be used to determine physical characteristics related to the imaged subject, such as, for instance length data for imaged carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Adam Sean Jermyn, Justin David Silverman, Nina Markovic
  • Patent number: 9097739
    Abstract: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a system and method for image analysis and processing. The present invention provides a software package for processing AFM data. More particularly it can be used for characterizing carbon nanotubes found within AFM images, though it does offer editing features that are general in nature. Its features are split amongst five menus, one button, and four data panels. The software package can be used to determine physical characteristics related to the imaged subject, such as, for instance length data for imaged carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Justin David Silverman, Adam Sean Jermyn, Nina Markovic
  • Publication number: 20140324395
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to a modeling system that defines index categories and uses model variables for analyzing successful or non-successful implementation. Data Driven Placemaking (DDP) provides evidence-based support to stakeholders (including designers, decision makers, policy makers, academics, and community members) for the purposes of improving designs for cities (and groupings of city regions and subsets of urban regions), via the collection, storage, transformation, analysis, and visualization of data relating to index categories and model variables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: David Silverman, Salil Patel, Anthony Frausto-Robledo
  • Publication number: 20130321760
    Abstract: Removable and replaceable cushion coverings for eyeglass nose pads are disclosed that are constructed of a cushion substrate at least partially enclosed in at least a first layer of cloth material having an elasticized opening that slips over the nose pad and between the nose pad and the eye glass guard arm such that the elasticized opening contracts in a perimeter around the attachment point that connects the nose pad to the guard arm of the eyeglass frame. The cushion coverings can be manufactured in various sizes to accommodate various nose pad shapes and sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Bruce David Silverman
  • Publication number: 20130185188
    Abstract: Methods and systems for trading fixed-payoff derivative contracts between two or more parties based on the movement of one or more underlying financial instruments. Specifically, win, lose or draw positions for or against the occurrence of a designated price event above an underlying financial instrument's spot price before the occurrence of a designated price event below an underlying financial instrument's spot price, or vice versa, with respect to a designated time period. If neither designated price event occurs with respect to the designated time period, no loss of position is incurred by either party. Methods and systems include American-style and European-style contracts, transferable positions, multiple underlying financial instruments within the same contract, asymmetric time periods within the same contract and expirationless time periods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Bruce David Silverman
  • Publication number: 20130130763
    Abstract: Optional wagers for casino-style card games are disclosed wherein the wages are rewarded based on the number of times a predetermined set of cards is dealt among all qualifying initial sets of cards dealt for any given round of play.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Bruce David Silverman
  • Publication number: 20130064458
    Abstract: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a system and method for image analysis and processing. The present invention provides a software package for processing AFM data. More particularly it can be used for characterizing carbon nanotubes found within AFM images, though it does offer editing features that are general in nature. Its features are split amongst five menus, one button, and four data panels. The software package can be used to determine physical characteristics related to the imaged subject, such as, for instance length data for imaged carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Justin David Silverman, Adam Sean Jermyn, Nina Markovic
  • Patent number: 8386189
    Abstract: Techniques for analyzing one or more protein structures. In one aspect of the invention, the technique comprises the following steps. A normalized second-order hydrophobic moment is determined for a protein structure. The normalized second-order hydrophobic moment is then used for analysis of the protein structure. A scoring function in accordance with the normalized second-order hydrophobic moment for the protein structure may be determined. A score for the protein structure may then be generated using the scoring function. The scoring function may represent an integral of the normalized second-order hydrophobic moment. The scores may be generated for a plurality of protein structures. The scores generated for the plurality of protein structures may then be compared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machine Corporation
    Inventors: Prasanna Athma, Ajay K. Royyuru, Benjamin David Silverman, Ruhong Zhou
  • Publication number: 20120315972
    Abstract: An interface apparatus for multifunctional gaming platform is provided. The interface apparatus couples a host device featuring a display and a gaming accessory. The host device is configured to generate at least one set of host-data. At least one set of host-data is selected from the group consisting of: a change of color of a display of the host-device; a variation of intensity of color of the display of the host-device; a sequence of flashing patterns generated by the display of the host-device; and a change of a background theme of the display of the host-device. The host data is used to enable the operation of the gaming accessory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: DISCOVERY BAY GAMES, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Alan Olson, Robert Arthur Bangerter, III, John David Silverman, Brian James Compton, Marisa Lynn Pena, David Allen Beecher
  • Patent number: 8201233
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided to allow Internet Key Exchange (IKE) phase 1 keying materials to be periodically refreshed in a secure manner without requiring user interaction. A client and server perform authentication and key exchange during set up of a secure connection. A token is passed to the client by the server during or after the initial user authentication phase. The token is stored both at the client and at the server. Instead of requiring user credentials, the token can be used to securely prove the identity of the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane Beaulieu, David Silverman, Scott Fanning
  • Patent number: 8135546
    Abstract: Techniques for analyzing protein structures, such as a tertiary protein structure, are provided. A centroid of the residue centroids is calculated. The centroid of the residue centroids is used as a spatial origin of a global linear hydrophobic moment. The correlation between residue centroid magnitude and residue solvent accessibility is enhanced. The global linear hydrophobic moment is defined, wherein each of the residue centroids contributes a magnitude and direction to the global linear hydrophobic moment. A method for comparing at least two tertiary protein structures is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Benjamin David Silverman
  • Publication number: 20120052933
    Abstract: A method of playing a game by a group of players by using a gaming platform is provided. The group of players consists of at least two players. The gaming platform comprises an electronic device coupled to a gaming accessory. The method comprises: (A) selecting a first player from the group of players. The first selected player is called a chooser, wherein each remaining player in the group of players is called a guesser. The method further comprises: (B) the chooser selects a first secret answer to a first posted question; (C) the first secret answer to the first posted question is recorded; (D) at least one guesser places a bet that is configured to correctly guess the recorded first secret answer; and (E) the recorded first secret answer to the first posted question is revealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Craig Alan Olson, Robert Arthur Bangerter, III, John David Silverman, Brian James Compton, Marisa Lynn Pena
  • Publication number: 20110307368
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for listing and trading fixed-payoff derivative contracts between two or more parties based on the movement of one or more underlying financial instruments. The invention, henceforth referred to as a “Win, Lose or Draw” derivative contract, is a position for or against the occurrence of a designated price event above an underlying financial instrument's spot price before the occurrence of a designated price event below an underlying financial instrument's spot price, or vice versa, within a designated time period. If neither designated price event occurs within the designated time period, no loss of position is incurred by either party. Embodiments of the invention include American-style and European-style contracts, cash or asset-backed contracts, transferable positions, multiple underlying financial instruments within the same contract, asymmetric time periods, expirationless time periods and entity-banked contracts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Bruce David Silverman
  • Publication number: 20110231108
    Abstract: Techniques for analyzing one or more protein structures. In one aspect of the invention, the technique comprises the following steps. A normalized second-order hydrophobic moment is determined for a protein structure. The normalized second-order hydrophobic moment is then used for analysis of the protein structure. A scoring function in accordance with the normalized second-order hydrophobic moment for the protein structure may be determined. A score for the protein structure may then be generated using the scoring function. The scoring function may represent an integral of the normalized second-order hydrophobic moment. The scores may be generated for a plurality of protein structures. The scores generated for the plurality of protein structures may then be compared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Prasanna Athma, Ajay K. Royyuru, Benjamin David Silverman, Ruhong Zhou
  • Patent number: 8024126
    Abstract: Techniques for analyzing protein structures, such as a tertiary protein structure, are provided. A centroid of the residue centroids is calculated. The centroid of the residue centroids is used as a spatial origin of a global linear hydrophobic moment. The correlation between residue centroid magnitude and residue solvent accessibility is enhanced. The global linear hydrophobic moment is defined, wherein each of the residue centroids contributes a magnitude and direction to the global linear hydrophobic moment. A method for comparing at least two tertiary protein structures is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Benjamin David Silverman