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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Jan. 3)

[January 03, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Jan. 3)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Massachusetts.

*** Piccata Fund Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Piccata Fund, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,345,643) developed by Floyd Backes, Sharon, N.H., Paul D. Callahan, Carlisle, Mass., and Gary Vacon, East Falmouth, Mass., for an "exception processing for wireless roaming." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A client device detects when it roams between subnets and signals to a device in the subnet being entered. The client may detect roaming by monitoring subnet identifiers included in beacon signals transmitted by access points. When the client detects a beacon with a new subnet identifier and at the same time no longer detects a beacon with the original subnet identifier then roaming is indicated. When roaming is indicated the client responds by setting a tag, such as an IEEE 802.1q VLAN tag, in packets transmitted by the client. The tagged packets provide an indication to devices in the new subnet that the client has roamed into that new subnet. Devices in the new subnet, such as access points and switches, recognize the tagged packets and establish a path to the original subnet in response. For example, the tagged packets transmitted by the client may be encapsulated pursuant to a Layer 3 protocol and tunneled from a switch associated with the subnet being entered to a switch in the original subnet. If the client roams to other subnets the path is established from the new subnet to the original subnet, rather than an intermediate subnet." The patent application was filed on Feb. 3, 2005 (11/050,568). 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=8,345,643&OS=8,345,643&RS=8,345,643 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.



*** General Instrument Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- General Instrument, Horsham, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,345,557) developed by Brian K. Thibeault, Attleboro, Mass., and Eugene M. Tucciarone, N. Smithfield, R.I., for an "automated monitoring of a network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A spare receiver in a CMTS is used to determine the connectivity status of the receivers of the CMTS in the network. Load balancing and Spectrum Groups may also be determined according to the connectivity status of the receivers. The spare receiver is configured to have the communication protocols of a first selected receiver of the CMTS and is switched to be connected to the signal lines of another receiver of the CMTS. A transmitter sends a request for a response to a modem registered with the first receiver. If the spare receiver, which is configured to have the same communication protocols as the first receiver of the CMTS, receives the response from the modem, the other receiver under test is determined to be physically wired with the first receiver. The other receiver is also determined to be in the same Load Balancing Group and the same Spectrum Group as the first receiver of the CMTS. The selected first receiver is analyzed against all of the other receivers in the CMTS by selectively switching the spare receiver to be connected to other receivers. Each receiver on the CMTS is analyzed in the same manner as the selected first receiver." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2005 (11/171,066). 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=8,345,557&OS=8,345,557&RS=8,345,557 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Smart Destinations Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Smart Destinations, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,346,618) developed by four co-inventors for a programmable ticketing system. The co-inventors are Tyler Brooks, Seattle, Kevin McLaughlin, Charlestown, Mass., Helga Cecilia Dahl, Boston, and Edward Kim, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A smart-card based system and methods to control access to a plurality of attractions within a geographical area. The system may include one or more reward terminals that are located at attractions and are configured to read smart cards presented to them and, assuming the card is valid for that location, allow the card holder to access the attraction. Each smart card may be programmed with a product code that defines the attractions at which the card may be used. Product codes may be stored in a central database along with a list of the attractions associated with the each product code. The list of attractions may be updated as desired, thereby updating and changing the attractions at which any given card may be used." The patent application was filed on June 28, 2010 (12/825,183). 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=8,346,618&OS=8,346,618&RS=8,346,618 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Virginia HealthMiles Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Virginia HealthMiles, Wellesley, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,346,524) developed by Jennifer Lucille Turgiss, Burlington, Mass., Richard Meer Boylan, Medfield, Mass., and Grant Robert Harrison, Dover, Mass., for an "interactive, internet supported health and fitness management system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wellness system monitors the controlled progress of patients under surveillance and includes a server base station which is generally off-site, a web-site interface and a local station at the point-of-use, which is generally a health or fitness center. A unique data base is created for each user and goals and objectives may be set with progress monitored. Typically, the user will respond to a surveyor questionnaire to populate his specific database. This is combined with a professional assessment and an automated measurement of vital statistics such as weight, blood pressure and body composition as measured at the local station. Other data may be entered manually such as height, age and the like. In a more comprehensive system the invention is designed to monitor other data such as cholesterol and blood glucose, as well. The locally input data may be updated at will by the user or on behalf of the user by professional personnel." The patent application was filed on Aug. 23, 2011 (13/215,769). 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=8,346,524&OS=8,346,524&RS=8,346,524 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Bank of America Assigned Patent for Line of Credit with Pre-agreed Line Increases ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Bank of America, Charlotte, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,346,658) developed by five co-inventors for "line of credit with pre-agreed line increases." The co-inventors are Lisa D. Curry, Warwick, R.I., Cherie A. Arruda, Winchester, Mass., James D. Heisterkamp Jr., Auburn, Calif., Donna L. Nicholson, Hanson, Mass., and Ryan Gene Ritz, Charlotte, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A line of credit with pre-agreed line increases is described. In example embodiments, the line of credit is secured by a residence, and the borrower can agree at initial closing to periodic line increases, so that additional closings and re-recording are not necessary. Modeling can be used by the financial institution to determine if and when to offer increases in the LOC. An automated servicing routine is then used to produce a recommendation with respect to increasing the LOC loan amount. This automated servicing routine includes at least one model to produce the recommendation. The line of credit can be increased if and when recommended by the servicing platform." The patent application was filed on April 28, 2008 (12/110,523). 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=8,346,658&OS=8,346,658&RS=8,346,658 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Market Shield Capital Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Market Shield Capital, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,346,654) developed by Allan N. Weiss, Medfield, Mass., for an "indexed payment stream system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided is a computer-implemented method for providing a common index securities fund that provides liquidity in a plurality of small business borrowers in a defined class. The method comprises providing a pool of cash from a lender to the fund; generating loans from the fund to borrowers; depositing the loans in interest-bearing accounts; providing interest from the interest bearing accounts to the lender and the borrowers; and, upon withdrawal of the loans from the interest-bearing accounts, repaying the loans to the lender and commencing a payment stream by each borrower to the fund, including adjusting one or more payments in the payment stream using an index having a value relationship to the class." The patent application was filed on Jan. 15, 2010 (12/688,415). 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=8,346,654&OS=8,346,654&RS=8,346,654 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Exa Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Exa, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,346,522) developed by Xiaowen Shan, Burlington, Mass., Hudong Chen, Newton, Mass., and Raoyang Zhang, Burlington, Mass., for "computer simulation of physical processes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Simulating a physical process includes storing, in a computer-accessible memory, state vectors for voxels, where the state vectors correspond to a model and include entries that correspond to particular momentum states of possible momentum states at a voxel. Interaction operations are performed on the state vectors. The interaction operations model interactions between elements of different momentum states according to the model. Move operations performed on the state vectors reflect movement of elements to new voxels according to the model. The model is adapted to simulate a high-Knudsen number flow that has a Knudsen number greater than 0.1." The patent application was filed on June 18, 2012 (13/526,020). 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=8,346,522&OS=8,346,522&RS=8,346,522 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** KAIAM Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- KAIAM, Newark, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,346,037) developed by Bardia Pezeshki, Menlo Park, Calif., and John Heanue, Boston, for a "micromechanically aligned optical assembly." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An optical assembly includes a combination of laser sources emitting radiation, focused by a combination of lenses into optical waveguides. The optical waveguide and the laser source are permanently attached to a common carrier, while at least one of the lenses is attached to a holder that is an integral part of the carrier, but is free to move initially. Micromechanical techniques are used to adjust the position of the lens and holder, and then fix the holder it into place permanently using integrated heaters with solder." The patent application was filed on Feb. 1, 2010 (12/698,086). 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=8,346,037&OS=8,346,037&RS=8,346,037 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** WaveMark Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- WaveMark, Littleton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,346,632) developed by Jean-Claude Saghbini, Cambridge, Mass., for a "recall system and method for RFID medical item tracking system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A medical item recall system for medical items at one or more medical facilities at which the medical items are consumed and/or distributed to patients provides each of the medical items has stand-off readable tags, such as RFID tags. The system comprises medical facilities storage devices at the one or more medical facilities containing medical items, the medical items being identified via the stand-off readable tags and associated with individual medical facilities storage devices. The system further comprises an inventory management system that receives recall information for the medical items, receives content information concerning the medical items contained in each of the medical facilities storage devices, and issues reports for locations of medical items matching the recall information." The patent application was filed on Sept. 3, 2008 (12/203,171). 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=8,346,632&OS=8,346,632&RS=8,346,632 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** K-NFB Reading Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- K-NFB Reading Technology, Wellesley Hills, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,346,557) developed by Raymond Kurzweil, Newton, Mass., Paul Albrecht, Bedford, Mass., and Peter Chapman, Bedford, Mass., for "systems and methods document narration." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are techniques and systems to provide a narration of a text in multiple different voices. In some aspects, systems and methods described herein can include receiving a user-based selection of a first portion of words in a document where the document has a pre-associated first voice model and overwriting the association of the first voice model, by the one or more computers, with a second voice model for the first portion of words." The patent application was filed on Jan. 14, 2010 (12/687,199). 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=8,346,557&OS=8,346,557&RS=8,346,557 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nuance Communications Assigned Patent for Speech Recognition Using Channel Verification ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Nuance Communications, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,346,554) developed by Igor Zlokarnik, Natick, Mass., for a "speech recognition using channel verification." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for automatic speech recognition includes determining for an input signal a plurality scores representative of certainties that the input signal is associated with corresponding states of a speech recognition model, using the speech recognition model and the determined scores to compute an average signal, computing a difference value representative of a difference between the input signal and the average signal, and processing the input signal in accordance with the difference value." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2010 (12/882,292). 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=8,346,554&OS=8,346,554&RS=8,346,554 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Aspen Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Aspen Technology, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,346,525) developed by Chau-Chyun Chen, Lexington, Mass., and Yuhua Song, Somerville, Mass., for "methods of modeling physical properties of chemical mixtures and articles of use." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Included are methods for modeling at least one physical property of a mixture of at least two chemical species. One or more chemical species of the mixture are approximated or represented by at least one conceptual segment. The conceptual segments are then used to compute at least one physical property of the mixture. An analysis of the computed physical properties forms a model of at least one physical property of the mixture. Also included are computer program products and computer systems for implementing the modeling methods." The patent application was filed on Jan. 11, 2010 (12/655,988). 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=8,346,525&OS=8,346,525&RS=8,346,525 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** MathWorks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- MathWorks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,346,526) developed by Christian A. Portal, Holliston, Mass., and Michael J. Thomas, Framingham, Mass., for a "test environment for accumulating cumulative metric data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Generating cumulative metric data for a test in a test environment includes: generating in the test environment a test for a simulation model of a system under test; generating in the test environment at least one test condition for the test, the at least one test condition determining a plurality of iterations of the simulation model; generating in the test environment at least one temporary test variable for the test; generating in the test environment at least one mapping between a metric setting for the simulation model and one of the temporary test variables; running in the test environment the test for the plurality of iterations, wherein metric data for the simulation model is generated for each mapping and for each iteration of the test; and accumulating in the test environment the generated metric data for each mapping and for each iteration of the test to obtain cumulative metric data for the simulation model." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2006 (11/647,595). 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=8,346,526&OS=8,346,526&RS=8,346,526 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Agilent Technologies Assigned Patent for Determining the Quality of Biomolecule Samples ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,346,486) developed by six co-inventors for a "determining the quality of biomolecule samples." The co-inventors are Andreas Schroeder, London, Michael Leiber, Karlsbad, Germany, Odilo Mueller, Boston, Ruediger Salowsky, Karlsruhe, Germany, Susanne Stocker, Munich, Germany, and Thomas Ragg, Weingarten, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a method for determining the quality, expressed in terms of a quality value, of an biomolecule sample, based on measured data of the biomolecule sample, by extracting a number of prescribed features from the measured data using data analysis, and determining the quality value from the extracted features using a quality algorithm." The patent application was filed on March 29, 2004 (10/549,246). 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=8,346,486&OS=8,346,486&RS=8,346,486 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for System to Estimate Best Time to Contact a Contact Center ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,345,852) developed by Tod Famous, Ayer, Mass., for a "system to estimate best time to contact a contact center." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining a call from a caller, and determining whether to offer a first callback time to the caller. The first callback time is a future time for a contact between the caller and the call center. The method also includes providing the first callback time to the caller, obtaining a response from the caller, and scheduling the contact at the first callback time if the response indicates that the caller desires a contact at the first callback time. Providing the first callback time to the caller includes soliciting the response from the caller which indicates whether the caller desires the contact at the first callback time." The patent application was filed on Oct. 15, 2008 (12/251,674). 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=83,45,852.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,852&RS=PN/83,45,852 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Bose Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Bose, Framingham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,345,888) developed by Ricardo F. Carreras, Southborough, Mass., Daniel M. Gauger Jr., Cambridge, Mass., and Steven H. Isabelle, Newton, Mass., for a "digital high frequency phase compensation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In an ANR circuit of a personal ANR device, a digital filter is structured to introduce one or more zeros to add gain to introduce positive phase in the provision of feedback-based ANR, wherein the gain follows a frequency-dependent "ski-slope" gain curve with little gain added at lower audible frequencies, with increasing gain that increases with frequency added at higher audible frequencies, and with the increasing gain flattening at frequencies above audible frequencies." The patent application was filed on March 30, 2010 (12/750,309). 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=83,45,888.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,888&RS=PN/83,45,888 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Airvana Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Airvana, Chelmsford, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,345,694) developed by Minsh Den, Nashua, N.H., Steve Kohalmi, Newton, Mass., and Leigh M. Chinitz, Wellesley, Mass., for a "network address translation for tunnel mobility." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An access terminal identity based mobility is provided in which a first network tunnel is established between an access gateway and a first access router, and a second network tunnel is established between the access gateway and a second access router. At the access gateway, source addresses of packets sent from an access terminal to a remote correspondent node are translated by replacing the local address of the access terminal with the public address of the access terminal. The access terminal continuously maintain a communication session with the correspondent node as the access terminal moves from a first location to a second location and switches from accessing the first access router to accessing the second access router. A mapping between the local address and the public address is updated as the access terminal switches from the first access router to the second access router." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2007 (11/967,370). 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=83,45,694.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,694&RS=PN/83,45,694 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** American Science and Engineering Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- American Science and Engineering, Billerica, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,345,819) developed by Richard Mastronardi, Medfield, Mass., and Peter J. Rothschild, Newton, Mass., for a "top-down X-ray inspection trailer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for inspecting a vehicle by means of one or more sources and detectors of penetrating radiation. The source(s) and detector(s) are carried on a mobile conveyance and deployed at a point of operation. One source swings away from the conveyance on a deployable member, such as a boom, such that the source can irradiate a vehicle from above or below. A detector deploys outwardly from the mobile conveyance, remaining mechanically coupled to the mobile conveyance in a position in a horizontal plane, such that the detector intercepts penetrating radiation from the source positioned above the inspected vehicle, which penetrating radiation has interacted with the inspected vehicle. A ramp may be provided to allow the inspected vehicle to be driven to a position between the vertically irradiating source and a transmission detector." The patent application was filed on July 26, 2010 (12/843,341). 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=83,45,819.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,819&RS=PN/83,45,819 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Aware Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Aware, Bedford, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,345,825) developed by Jim Wahl, Nashua, N.H., and Michael Lund, West Newton, Mass., for a "telecommunication diagnostic information management." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A diagnostic tool is adapted to include the capability of initiating one or more diagnostic tests, collecting the raw data from the diagnostic test(s) and transporting the raw diagnostic data to an OSS. The OSS interprets the raw diagnostic data and stores the results in a database. The stored results can be searched, sorted, manipulated, analyzed, and the like. The results of any of these operations can then be, for example, displayed to one or more entities such as customer support, network operators, network planners, or the like." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2010 (12/761,596). 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=83,45,825.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,825&RS=PN/83,45,825 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** L-3 Communications Security and Detection Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- L-3 Communications Security and Detection Systems, Woburn, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,345,812) developed by David Perticone, Winchester, Mass., and Vitaliy Ziskin, Brighton, Mass., for a "distinguishing between classes of fissionable material." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A first pulsed beam of charged particles from a particle accelerator is accelerated toward a first target that is configured to emit a fast neutron beam in response to being struck by an accelerated particle such that the fast neutron beam is directed toward a physical region. The last neutron beam includes a neutron having an energy sufficient to cause fission in a fissionable material. Data from a sensor configured to detect radiation of a fission product is accessed, and before accelerating a second pulsed beam of charged particles, whether the physical region includes a fissionable material based on the data from the sensor is determined." The patent application was filed on April 17, 2009 (12/426,172). 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=83,45,812.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,812&RS=PN/83,45,812 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Bose Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Bose, Framingham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,345,909) developed by Christopher B. Ickler, Sudbury, Mass., for a loudspeaker assembly.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A loudspeaker assembly comprises a base supporting at least one electro-acoustic transducer and at least one waveguide segment detachably supported by the base." The patent application was filed on April 3, 2008 (12/061,996). 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=8,345,909&OS=8,345,909&RS=8,345,909 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,345,713) developed by Muxiang Zhang, Winchester, Mass., for "methods and apparatus for content scrambling in a communications system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for improved scrambling and/or descrambling of packets in a communications network are described, e.g., improved scrambling/descrambling of MPEG-2 transport stream packets over an Internet Protocol network. Advance Encryption Standard (AES) under cipher block chaining is utilized in scrambling some transport stream packets. Methods and apparatus for computing an initialization vector or vectors used by the AES are also described. The initialization vector can be set to either a constant or a programmable random number. Scrambling methods and apparatus directed to scrambling solitary termination blocks with a reduced size packet payload e.g., less than 128 bits in an MPEG-2 transport stream packet, are also described. Various features are useful for and can be implemented in set-top boxes and IPTV scramblers in the headsets." The patent application was filed on Oct. 25, 2006 (11/588,065). 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=83,45,713.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,713&RS=PN/83,45,713 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cognex Technology and Investment Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Cognex Technology and Investment, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,345,979) developed by Jason Davis, Bellingham, Mass., for "methods for finding and characterizing a deformed pattern in an image." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is disclosed for finding a deformed pattern in an image using a plurality of sub-patterns. By advantageously restricting sub-pattern search ranges, search speed is improved, and the incidence of spurious matches is reduced. The method also quickly decides which sub-pattern result, of several potential candidates, is most likely to be the correct match for a deformed sub-pattern. Also, a method is provided for characterizing a deformed pattern in an image by using results from feature-based search tools to create a mapping that models the deformation of the pattern. A transform, selectable by a user, is fit to the results from the search tools to create a global deformation mapping. This transformation is fit only to feature points derived from matches resulting from successful sub-pattern search, without including data from areas of the pattern that were blank, not matched, or otherwise didn't contain information about the pattern's distorted location." The patent application was filed on Feb. 1, 2007 (11/670,199). 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=8,345,979&OS=8,345,979&RS=8,345,979 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EMC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,347,219) developed by four co-inventors for an object-level display building. The co-inventors are Scott E. Joyce, Foxboro, Mass., Munish Desai, Shrewsbury, Mass., Anirudh Takkallapally, Natick, Mass., and Peter Chen, Charlton, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment is directed to a method for building an object for display by a client device. The method includes transmitting, by a client device, a request to an object storage device for a class of objects. The method includes receiving, by the client device, a list of objects of the class of objects requested, the list of objects including an interface attribute, the interface attribute configured to direct the client device to a set of display properties for each object of the list of objects. The method also includes executing, by the client device, the interface attribute to retrieve the set of display properties associated with the display of each object of the class of objects, the set of display properties of each object defining a visual representation of that object by the client device." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2010 (12/751,010). 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=8,347,219.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,219&RS=PN/8,347,219 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Message Level Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Message Level, Richmond, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,347,095) developed by Brian Cunningham, Powhatan, Va., and Leslie J. Kim, Boston, for a "system and method for preventing delivery of unsolicited and undesired electronic messages by key generation and comparison." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sending device prepares a key for each electronic message sent by the device by applying an algorithm to specified data in the message and then incorporates the key in the message. A receiving device, upon receipt of an electronic message, locates the incorporated key and the data from which a sending device practicing the invention would have prepared it. The receiving device communicates a confirmation request to the purported sending device which contains the key and the data for its preparation. The sending device receives the confirmation messages and prepares a comparison key by applying the algorithm to the data in the confirmation request. The sending device replies to the confirmation request confirming that the sending device sent the message if the comparison key matches the key in the confirmation request and otherwise responds with a denial." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2010 (12/817,860). 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=8,347,095.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,095&RS=PN/8,347,095 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Verizon Laboratories Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Verizon Laboratories, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,347,075) developed by Muxiang Zhang, Malden, Mass., for "methods to mitigate attacks against fiber-to-the-home network systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides methods to mitigate the problems associated with MAC address spoofing and denial of service attacks in an FTTH network system. The MAC address spoofing attack may occur when a computer hacker configures his computer to change the MAC address of a data signal to deceive the receiver of the signal's source address. The denial of service may occur when a computer hacker floods a file server with data packets. The present invention mitigates these attacks by modifying the software of certain components of the FTTH network system to enable the components to insert virtual MAC addresses, tags and codes into the data packets that identify a component of the communication related to the address of the source computer." The patent application was filed on Nov. 1, 2002 (10/285,826). 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=8,347,075.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,075&RS=PN/8,347,075 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Newsilike Media Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Newsilike Media Group, Lincoln, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,347,088) developed by James F. Moore, Lincoln, Mass., and Bela A. Labovitch, Newton, Mass., for a "security systems and methods for use with structured and unstructured data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed herein are systems and methods including hardware, software and electronic service components and systems to provide large-scale, reliable, and secure foundations for distributed databases and content management systems combining unstructured and structured data, and allowing post-input reorganization to achieve a high degree of flexibility." The patent application was filed on Feb. 1, 2006 (11/346,586). 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=8,347,088.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,088&RS=PN/8,347,088 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Animoto Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Animoto, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,347,213) developed by four co-inventors for an "automatically generating audiovisual works." The co-inventors are Stephen J. Clifton, Jersey City, N.J., Jason R. Hsiao, New York, Bradley C. Jefferson, San Francisco, and Thomas M. Clifton, Boston.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method comprises receiving one or more digital visual media items; receiving one or more digital audio media items; automatically selecting and arranging one or more design modules based upon analysis of information obtained from the digital visual media items and the digital audio media items; and automatically creating an audiovisual work by arranging the selected and arranged design modules. Audiovisual works can be automatically created based upon inferred and implicit metadata including music genre, image captions, song structure, image focal points, as well as user-supplied data such as text tags, emphasis flags, groupings, and preferred video style." The patent application was filed on March 2, 2007 (11/681,679). 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=8,347,213.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,213&RS=PN/8,347,213 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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