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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Arizona (Jan. 2)

[January 02, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Arizona (Jan. 2)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Arizona.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Facilitating Transport Mode Input/Output Operations Between a Channel Subsystem and Input/Output Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,346,978) developed by seven co-inventors for "facilitating transport mode input/output operations between a channel subsystem and input/output devices." The co-inventors are Susan K. Candelaria, Tucson, Ariz., Scott M. Carlson, Tucson, Ariz., John R. Flanagan, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Roger G. Hathorn, Tucson, Ariz., Matthew J. Kalos, Tucson, Ariz., Louis W. Ricci, Hyde Park, N.Y., and Dale F. Riedy, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer program product is configured for performing a method including: receiving at least one command message specifying an I/O operation at a control unit from a channel subsystem, the at least one command message including one or more device command words (DCWs) having a data count and a suppress-length indication (SLI), the SLI configured to instruct the control unit whether to continue to perform the I/O operation in response to the control unit detecting an incorrect length condition; processing at least one of the one or more DCWs; and returning a transport response message including an incorrect length (IL) value, the IL value being a first IL value in response to the SLI being a first SLI value and the data count not matching the amount of data required, the IL value being a second IL value in response to the SLI being a second SLI value and the data count not matching the amount of data required." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2011 (13/173,733). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,978&OS=8,346,978&RS=8,346,978 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Micron Technology Assigned Patent for Peripheral Interface Alert Message for Downstream Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,346,992) developed by Ajai K. Singh, Folsom, Calif., and David Puffer, Tempe, Ariz., for a "peripheral interface alert message for downstream device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to some embodiments, a message generated by a downstream device is received at upstream device. The message may, for example, be received via a peripheral interface and may not require a response. It may then be determined that an error is associated with the message, and an alert message may be sent from the upstream device to the downstream device via the peripheral interface." The patent application was filed on May 19, 2011 (13/111,673). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,992&OS=8,346,992&RS=8,346,992 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Apparatus and Method to Replicate Remote Virtual Volumes to Local Physical Volumes ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,346,721) developed by five co-inventors for an "apparatus and method to replicate remote virtual volumes to local physical volumes." The co-inventors are Mario Francisco Acedo, Tucson, Ariz., Ezequiel Cervantes, Tucson, Ariz., Paul Anthony Jennas II, Tucson, Ariz., Jason Lee Peipelman, Tucson, Ariz., and Matthew John Ward, Tucson, Ariz.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An automated method to replicate remote virtual files to local physical files is presented, wherein the method provides a replication algorithm comprising computer readable program code that can be used by a programmable computer processor to replicate the (N) remote virtual volumes to (N) local physical volumes, such that a computing device integral with those (N) local physical volumes can read data from, and write data to, each of the locally replicated virtual volumes without modifying volume assignments and without reconfiguring the computing device to communicate with the (N) local physical volumes." The patent application was filed on July 15, 2009 (12/503,779). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,721&OS=8,346,721&RS=8,346,721 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,346,700) developed by five co-inventors for a "vehicle health monitoring reasoner architecture for diagnostics and prognostics." The co-inventors are Emmanuel Obisie Nwadiogbu, Scottsdale, Ariz., Dinkar Mylaraswamy, Fridley, Minn., Sunil Menon, Scottsdale, Ariz., Harold C. Voges, Shoreview, Minn., and George Hadden, Plymouth, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A health monitoring system for a vehicle system includes a plurality of managers and a decision support module. Each manager corresponds to a different sub-system of the vehicle system, and generates manager output pertaining to the sub-system based at least in part on an intermediate output. Each manager comprises a plurality of reasoners. Each reasoner corresponds to a different component of the sub-system, and comprises a plurality of modules and a reasoner fusion block. Each module obtains data regarding a different aspect of the component and generates a preliminary output based on the data. The reasoner fusion block is coupled to the plurality of modules, receives the preliminary output, and generates the intermediate output based on the preliminary output. The decision support module is coupled to the plurality of managers, receives the manager output therefrom, and provides a decision support output based on the manager output." The patent application was filed on Aug. 15, 2008 (12/192,630). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,700&OS=8,346,700&RS=8,346,700 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Ticketmaster Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Ticketmaster, West Hollywood, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,346,857) developed by Dennis Denker, Scottsdale, Ariz., Kip Levin, Los Angeles, and David Scarborough, Asburn, Va., for "systems and methods for providing resource allocation in a networked environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for allocating resources, such as computer controlled resources, in a networked system are described. An example system includes a network interface, an item database, a load balancer, a web proxy processor configured to selectively block or route an inbound user browser request, a cache cluster system configured to cache data and states for access by other system components, and program code stored in computer readable memory configured to store a session identifier on a user terminal associated with a user browser, process an item acquisition request from the user browser while the browser is accessing a first website, transmit to the browser an indication that the acquisition request is accepted if the acquisition request meets a predefined criterion, if the acquisition request is accepted then automatically transmit to the browser an offer to transfer the item to another, use the session identifier for identification, and determine if a transfer instruction has been received from the browser." The patent application was filed on Nov. 15, 2010 (12/946,739). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,46,857.PN.&OS=PN/83,46,857&RS=PN/83,46,857 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Apparatus and Method to Deduplicate Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,346,736) developed by four co-inventors for an "apparatus and method to deduplicate data." The co-inventors are Nils Haustein, Soergenloch, Germany, Craig Anthony Klein, Tucson, Ariz., Stephen Leonard Schwartz, Tucson, Ariz., and Daniel James Winarski, Tucson, Ariz.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method to deduplicate data by receiving a data set, setting a data chunk size, selecting a first stage deduplication algorithm, and selecting a second stage deduplication algorithm, where the first stage deduplication algorithm differs from the second stage deduplication algorithm. The method selects a data chunk, where that data chunk comprises all or a portion of the data set, performs a first stage deduplication analysis of the data chunk using the first stage deduplication algorithm. If the first stage deduplication analysis indicates duplicate data, then the method performs a second state deduplication analysis of said data chunk using the second stage deduplication algorithm to verify the data as duplicate. Only if both data deduplication analysis indicate duplicate data the data chunk is replaced by a deduplication stub or reference to the identical data chunk which is already stored." The patent application was filed on March 16, 2009 (12/404,988). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,46,736.PN.&OS=PN/83,46,736&RS=PN/83,46,736 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Zeosoft Technology Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Zeosoft Technology Group, Tampa, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,346,818) developed by Robert DeAnna, Sante Fe, N.M., Bryan Freeland, Phoenix, and Bill Gockeler, Oxford, N.J., for a "mobile wireless device for use in a system for development, management and operation of distributed clients." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A lightweight application server for use on portable or embedded devices includes an application manager and services containers. Each of these is managed by an admin server allowing for remote and rapid deployment and maintenance of applications, objects and features associated with the server-enabled portable or embedded devices. This permits portable devices like PDAs to provide server functionality to each other, in a fully portable network if desired. A system including such server-enabled portable or embedded devices may include, among other things, a decision flow server for facilitating distributed decision flow processing." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2010 (12/771,423). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,46,818.PN.&OS=PN/83,46,818&RS=PN/83,46,818 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** American Express Travel Related Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- American Express Travel Related Services, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,346,910) developed by Michael Barrett, Phoenix, for a "method and apparatus for managing an interactive network session." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for controlling online session inactivity timeouts between a user terminal and a server involves the server polling the user's local terminal to determine whether the user presence at the terminal can be confirmed if there is a period of inactivity within the session. If so, or if the server can otherwise confirm that the terminal is secured from use by other users, then the user session is maintained. Otherwise, the user session is allowed to timeout due to inactivity. The server may issue an alert to the user whenever a timeout is imminent, and may restore any information entered by the user prior to the timeout, if the user later returns and validates his identification." The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2004 (10/999,570). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,910&OS=8,346,910&RS=8,346,910 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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