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

[January 03, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (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 New York.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,345,568) developed by Roman Krzanowski, White Plains, N.Y., for a "low loss layer two ethernet network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method may include provisioning a first virtual connection between a first device and a second device, and provisioning a second virtual connection between the first device and the second device. A data flow is received and duplicated at the first device to generate duplicated data flows. The duplicated data flows are transmitted to the second device via the first virtual connection and the second virtual connection. The duplicated data flows are received at the second device via the first virtual connection and the second virtual connection. A performance characteristic of the data flow received via the first virtual connection is determined. The performance characteristic of the data flow received via the second virtual connection is determined. The data flow received via the first virtual connection or the data flow received via the second virtual connection is selected for forwarding based on the performance characteristics of the data flow received via the first virtual connection and the performance characteristic of the data flow received via the second virtual connection. The selected data flow is forwarded." The patent application was filed on Oct. 28, 2009 (12/607,119). 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=8,345,568&OS=8,345,568&RS=8,345,568 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.



*** InterDigital Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- InterDigital Technology, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,345,644) developed by four co-inventors for a "wireless communication method and system for configuring radio access bearers for enhanced uplink services." The co-inventors are Stephen E. Terry, Northport, N.Y., Guodong Zhang, Farmingdale, N.Y., James M. Miller, Verona, N.J., and Stephen G. Dick, Nesconset, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wireless communication method and system for controlling an enhanced uplink (EU) radio access bearer (RAB). The wireless communication system includes at least one wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), at least one Node-B and a radio network controller (RNC). The RNC configures an EU RAB to operate on an enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH). At least one of the WTRU and the Node-B report EU traffic statistics and EU performance statistics to the RNC. The RNC then adjusts the configuration of the EU RAB in accordance with the received EU traffic statistics, the EU performance statistics, and information collected by the RNC itself." The patent application was filed on April 27, 2005 (11/115,999). 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=8,345,644&OS=8,345,644&RS=8,345,644 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Instinet Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Instinet, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,346,651) developed by Frank Freitas, Berkeley, Calif., John Comerford, San Francisco, and Jonathan Kellner, New York, for a "method and system for conducting computer-assisted transactions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method may include a central security transaction-assisting machine receiving from at least a subset of a plurality of system participants initial orders to buy and sell a security; a processor of the machine matching at least a subset of the initial buy orders to at least a subset of the initial sell orders based at least on quantity; the processor forming an order block of at least a subset of the matched orders; responsive to a threshold volume of matching orders being reached, the central machine broadcasting a cross announcement to each of the plurality of participants, where the cross announcement indicates a beginning of a time window during which further matching orders to buy and sell quantities of the security are presentable for inclusion in the order block; and, at an end of the time window, executing the order block." The patent application was filed on Feb. 9, 2009 (12/367,924). 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=8,346,651&OS=8,346,651&RS=8,346,651 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for System and Method for Equalizing Multiple Moving Web Velocity Measurements in a Double Reflex Printing Registration System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,346,503) developed by Yongsoon Eun, Webster, N.Y., Jeffrey J. Folkins, Rochester, N.Y., and Jess R. Gentner, Rochester, N.Y., for a "system and method for equalizing multiple moving web velocity measurements in a double reflex printing registration system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method enables linear web velocities generated with reference to angular velocity signals generated by encoders at different rollers in a double reflex printing registration system to be equalized. The method includes identifying a low frequency component of a first linear velocity of a moving web, identifying a high frequency component of a second linear velocity of the moving web, and computing a linear velocity for the moving web at a roller in a print zone with reference to the identified high frequency component of the second linear velocity and the identified low frequency component of the first linear velocity." The patent application was filed on Sept. 11, 2009 (12/558,226). 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=8,346,503&OS=8,346,503&RS=8,346,503 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,346,627) developed by Susan B. Cirulli, Aiken, S.C., and Danny R. Hage, Binghamton, N.Y., for a "method, system and program product for approving item requests." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Under the present invention, an approver will log into a purchase application or the like. Upon logging in, the approver will be presented with a view of all item requests for which he/she must make an approval determination. The approver can also be presented with informational messages for the requested items. In any event, the approver can make an approval determination for the item requests and post comments related thereto. Once the approval determination has been made for a particular item request, an approver list and approval status corresponding thereto is updated. It should be understood that as used herein, the term "item" is intended to refer to goods or services." The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2012 (13/358,076). 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=8,346,627&OS=8,346,627&RS=8,346,627 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Knowledge Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Knowledge Solutions, New Hyde Park, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,346,217) developed by Carmela R. Crawford, Manhattan, N.Y., and John S. Nell, Manhattan, N.Y., for "systems, methods and apparatus for controlling access to mobile devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, apparatus, methods and articles of manufacture provide for controlling access to one or more functions of a mobile device, or other computing device, based on information about activities of a user." The patent application was filed on Feb. 21, 2011 (13/031,266). 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=8,346,217&OS=8,346,217&RS=8,346,217 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** First Data Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- First Data, Greenwood Village, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,346,636) developed by 10 co-inventors for a "processing system for acquiring and reporting compliance with data security requirements." The co-inventors are Dawn M. Brys, Marietta, Ga., Sabrina Hagberg, Greenwood Village, Colo., Shirley McCulloch, Coral Springs, Fla., Carol Walnut, Marietta, Ga., Mary Meade-Koslen, Marietta, Ga., Michael Hamian, Melville, N.Y., David J. Tuck, Melville, N.Y., Luanne Gallagher, Melville, N.Y., Ashok N. Shenoy, Central Islip, N.Y., and Barbara Marx, Kings Park, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and machine-readable media are disclosed for tracking and reporting information related to compliance with a set of security requirements by one or more entities handling financial transaction information. According to one embodiment, a system can comprise one or more acquirer systems, each adapted to process information related to a plurality of financial transactions for entities involved in the transaction. A tracking and reporting system can be communicatively coupled with each of the acquirer systems. The tracking and reporting system can be adapted to collect at least a subset of the information related to the plurality of financial transactions, collect compliance information related to the entities involved in the transaction, the compliance information for each entity indicating that entity's compliance with the set of security requirements, and generate one or more reports based on the information related to the plurality of financial transactions and the compliance information." The patent application was filed on Oct. 24, 2007 (11/923,113). 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=8,346,636&OS=8,346,636&RS=8,346,636 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** EIJ Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- EIJ Group, Flushing, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,346,536) developed by Johnson Jiang, Flushing, N.Y., and Diane Chan, Flushing, N.Y., for a "system and method for multi-lingual information retrieval." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Multi-lingual information retrieval methods and systems are described." The patent application was filed on Nov. 11, 2005 (12/268,489). 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=8,346,536&OS=8,346,536&RS=8,346,536 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Barclays Capital Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Barclays Capital, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,346,647) developed by Bruce D. Phelps, Darien, Conn., Siddhartha Dastidar, New York, and Ariel Edelstein, Woodmere, N.Y., for "systems and methods relating to bond liquidity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one aspect, an embodiment comprises a computer system comprising: (a) a computer readable memory that stores price information for a plurality of bonds; and (b) a processor unit that calculates a liquidity cost score for one or more of said plurality of bonds; wherein said liquidity cost score calculation is based on data regarding quoted bid price and quoted ask price if a bond is a quoted bond, wherein said liquidity cost score calculation is based on a regression analysis if a bond is a non-quoted bond, and wherein said processor unit comprises one or more processors." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2010 (12/896,368). 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=8,346,647&OS=8,346,647&RS=8,346,647 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Andrew Assigned Patent for Distributed Antenna System for Wireless Network Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Andrew, Hickory, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,346,091) developed by eight co-inventors for a "distributed antenna system for wireless network systems." The co-inventors are Thomas Kummetz, Forest, Va., Donald McAllister, Lynchburg, Va., Carmine Pagano, Blairstown, N.J., Hongju Yan, Morganville, N.J., Dennis M. Cleary, Pittsford, N.Y., Van Hanson, Forest, Va., Mathias Schmalisch, Augsburg, Germany, and Stefan Eisenwinter, Buchdorf, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A distributed antenna system is provided for communicating with a plurality of base stations. The distributed antenna system includes a system controller and a master unit communicating with at least one of the plurality of base stations. A remote unit communicates over a high data rate media with the master unit and/or a downstream remote unit. Alternatively, the distributed antenna system includes a controller and a digital time/space crosspoint switch controlled by the controller. A digitizing transceiver is in communication with the digital time/space crosspoint switch. The crosspoint switch is configured to transmit and receive digital data through the digitizing transceiver." The patent application was filed on April 29, 2009 (12/431,872). 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=8,346,091&OS=8,346,091&RS=8,346,091 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method of Requesting a Customized Instance of an Object Using Information Contained Within an Existing Instance ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,346,669) developed by Rachel K.E. Bellamy, Bedford, N.Y., and Peter K. Malkin, Ardsley, N.Y., for a "method of requesting a customized instance of an object using information contained within an existing instance." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for reselling an object in a client-server environment is disclosed. The method and system also enables a user using a client device can order an object, order a customized object, order a composite object, and order a customized composite object. The system includes an object order form handler, an object order handler, a view objects handler, a reseller form handler, a reseller handler, a reseller permission handler, an add object handler and a server database." The patent application was filed on Oct. 8, 2008 (12/247,337). 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=8,346,669&OS=8,346,669&RS=8,346,669 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Rochester Institute of Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,346,039) developed by Zhaolin Lu, Rochester, N.Y., and Ruoxi Yang, Rochester, N.Y., for "methods for three-dimensional nanofocusing of light and systems thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A nanofocusing system includes a dielectric waveguide having two opposing ends; and a metal-dielectric-metal layered waveguide having two opposing ends optically aligned at one end with one end of the dielectric waveguide, wherein the metal-dielectric-metal waveguide tapers in at least one dimension from the aligned end of the metal-dielectric-metal waveguide towards the opposing end, wherein light travelling through the dielectric waveguide is funneled into the dielectric layer of the metal-dielectric-metal waveguide, squeezed by the metal-dielectric-metal waveguide taper, and exits the metal-dielectric-metal waveguide as nanofocused light." The patent application was filed on Nov. 5, 2009 (12/613,206). 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=8,346,039&OS=8,346,039&RS=8,346,039 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Method and System for Determining the Number of Wedges for a Slot in a Dynamoelectric Machine ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,346,514) developed by Brock M. Lape, Clifton Park, N.Y., Benjamin A. Mancuso, Schenectady, N.Y., and Michael C. Villani, Rennselaer, N.Y., for a "method and system for determining the number of wedges for a slot in a dynamoelectric machine." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system is provided for calculating a number of wedges for a slot in a dynamoelectric machine. The method includes the steps of providing a computer that is programmed to perform a method for calculating, which includes the steps of acquiring a length of the slot, acquiring a length of one or more wedges, and calculating a number of wedges required for the slot. The number of wedges required for the slot is displayed on a display device." The patent application was filed on Oct. 23, 2009 (12/604,624). 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=8,346,514&OS=8,346,514&RS=8,346,514 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Automating Responses by Grid Providers to Bid Requests Indicating Criteria for a Grid Job ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,346,591) developed by four co-inventors for "automating responses by grid providers to bid requests indicating criteria for a grid job." The co-inventors are Craig William Fellenstein, Brookfield, Conn., Rick Allen Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., Joshy Joseph, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and James W. Seaman, Falls Church, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, and program for automating responses by grid providers to bid request indicating criteria for a grid job are provided. A bid controller grid service of a grid provider receives a job request from a client for processing a job within a grid environment of the grid provider, wherein the job request specifies at a least one criteria required for the grid provider to handle a particular grid job. The grid service determines whether the grid environment includes the hardware platform class, software platform class, and network bandwidth required by the job request. If the grid service determines that the grid environment includes a sufficient hardware platform class, software platform class, and network bandwidth, then a total required workload for the job request is calculated. Next, a total cost for the total required workload is estimated and the grid service automatically returns a bid response to the client system, where the bid response includes an identifier for the grid provider and the total cost for the job request. In addition, the bid response may include a total time for performance of the grid job described by the job request." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2009 (12/480,939). 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=8,346,591&OS=8,346,591&RS=8,346,591 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Carestream Health Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Carestream Health, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,346,007) developed by Andre Souza, Webster, N.Y., and Peter D. Burns, Fairport, N.Y., for a "noise suppression in cone beam CT projection data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for suppressing noise in a diagnostic 3-D image, executed at least in part on a logic processor, captures, at each of a number of projection angles, 2-D image projection data, wherein each 2-D image projection has a central pixel and arranges the 2-D image projection data to form a 3-D data set. Each of the 2-D image projections is processed by performing a diffusion filtering process that obtains a homogeneity value for the 3-D data set, generates a diffusion conductance function according to an intensity gradient between adjacent digital image elements, and applies the diffusion filtering process to digital image elements according to the obtained homogeneity value, the generated diffusion conductance function, and a weighting value that relates to the distance of each pixel in the projection from the central pixel. The diagnostic 3-D image is reconstructed from the processed 2-D image projections." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2009 (12/644,287). 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=8,346,007&OS=8,346,007&RS=8,346,007 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Carbon Management for Sourcing and Logistics ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,346,595) developed by six co-inventors for a "carbon management for sourcing and logistics." The co-inventors are Mondhar Ben-Hamida, Chicago, Chad Boucher, Concord, N.C., Paolina Centonze, Amawalk, N.Y., Mary E. Helander, North White Plains, N.Y., Kaan K. Katircloglu, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Karthik Sourirajan, White Plains, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for carbon management for sourcing and logistics. In one embodiment, the method comprises using a computer for quantifying both a cost and a carbon impact of one or more logistics policies relating to a manufacturing process; and minimizing the cost and carbon impact using a defined equation including a first component representing a transportation cost, and a second component representing a carbon cost. In an embodiment of the invention, the quantifying includes using an analytics engine to quantify the cost and carbon impact. The analytics engine may include a shipment analysis module to calculate an optimal transportation policy, a sourcing analysis module for testing alternate sourcing options, a scenario analysis module to find an optimal order frequency, and a sensitivity analysis module to test the impact of various changes." The patent application was filed on Nov. 26, 2008 (12/323,775). 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=8,346,595&OS=8,346,595&RS=8,346,595 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Equivalent Device Statistical Modeling for Bitline Leakage Modeling ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,346,528) developed by Rajiv V. Joshi, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Rouwaida N. Kanj, Round Rock, Texas, and Sani R. Nassif, Austin, Texas, for an "equivalent device statistical modeling for bitline leakage modeling." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Mechanisms are provided for modeling a plurality of devices of an integrated circuit design as a single statistically equivalent wide device. An integrated circuit design is analyzed to identify a portion of the integrated circuit design having the plurality of devices. For the plurality of devices, a statistical model of a single statistically equivalent wide device is generated which has a statistical distribution of at least one operating characteristic of the single statistically equivalent wide device that captures statistical operating characteristic distributions of individual devices in the plurality of devices. At least one statistical operating characteristic of the single statistically equivalent wide device is a complex non-linear function of the statistical operating characteristics of the individual devices. The integrated circuit design is modeled using the single statistically equivalent wide device." The patent application was filed on Sept. 1, 2009 (12/551,777). 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=8,346,528&OS=8,346,528&RS=8,346,528 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Growth & Emerging Markets Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Growth & Emerging Markets, Jersey City, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,346,601) developed by Mark Mitchell Kaplan, New York, for a "system and method for managing promotional savings using a communications platform." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for processing promotional savings using existing communications platforms. A plurality of promotional codes are assigned and stored in a promotions database. These promotional codes are positioned by marketers on products, packaging, or the like, along with instructions informing consumers to transmit the promotional code to a predefined destination address, such as a phone number, a short code text number, or an email address. After a message containing the promotional code is received from the consumer, the received code is parsed from the message, validated, and a promotional savings value associated with the code is identified. That amount is communicated to an operator of at least one account associated the consumer, and applied as a savings to the operator's billing statement." The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2009 (12/627,904). 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=8,346,601&OS=8,346,601&RS=8,346,601 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Invention Science Fund I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Invention Science Fund I, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,346,484) developed by four co-inventors for a "selective resonance of chemical structures." The co-inventors are Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Livermore, Calif., Edward K.Y. Jung, Bellevue, Wash., Nathan P. Myhrvold, Medina, Wash., and Lowell L. Wood Jr., Livermore, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Chemical compositions may be selectively or preferentially excited by the application of scores comprising a series of energy inputs. A method of characterizing such compositions includes identifying a group of resonant structures where one structure has a resonant frequency that is shiftable by exciting another resonant frequency, determining the necessary frequencies to shift the resonant structure, and applying the set of frequencies to the environment of the target composition." The patent application was filed on Nov. 19, 2008 (12/313,411). 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=8,346,484&OS=8,346,484&RS=8,346,484 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Boyce Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Boyce Technologies, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,345,845) developed by Charles Boyce, New York, and David Boyce, Damascus, Pa., for a "public communications intercom system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An improved public intercom system is described which has a sealed enclosure including an extruded chassis having a front wall and a rear wall. The front wall has an interface panel and a viewing panel mounted within cutouts. A plurality of axially aligned module cover plates supporting system components are mounted over cutouts in the rear wall. The interface includes a speaker, a microphone, a call initiation means, and a camera positioned to acquire images of the area in front of the interface panel. One of the cover plates including an outer surface with heat dissipation protrusions, with a blower located on said rear wall being oriented to direct air across the protrusions to extract heat from the chassis interior. A two-way communication means is mounted on a module plate and programmed to initiate a call to a pre-programmed receiver responsive to a command from the call initiation means." The patent application was filed on Feb. 22, 2011 (12/932,256). 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=83,45,845.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,845&RS=PN/83,45,845 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Bandwidth Adaptive Stream Selection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,345,766) developed by Krishna Ratakonda, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Deepak S. Turaga, Elmsford, N.Y., and Peter Westerink, Ossining, N.Y., for a "bandwidth adaptive stream selection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus and corresponding method are provided for selecting one of several alternate input streams for transmission, the method including determining bandwidth requirements for each of the alternate input streams, measuring bandwidth currently available for transmission, and selecting for transmission one of the alternate input streams that has the highest determined bandwidth requirement less than or equal to the measured bandwidth currently available for transmission." The patent application was filed on May 29, 2008 (12/128,935). 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=83,45,766.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,766&RS=PN/83,45,766 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** DirecTV Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- DirecTV Group, El Segundo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,345,869) developed by Raynold M. Kahn, Los Angeles, Romulo Pontual, Larchmont, N.Y., and Robert G. Arsenault, Redondo Beach, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for file sharing of missing content between a group of user devices in a peer-to-peer network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication system 100 includes a group of user devices, a first device separate from the group of user devices, a first satellite, a peer-to-peer network 130 in communication with the user devices and the satellite 106 and a content delivery network 120 in communication with the user devices. The content delivery network encrypts the content in response to a first encryption-decryption information and communicates the content to the plurality of user devices through a satellite. At each of the plurality of the group of user devices the content is encrypted in response to a second encryption-decryption information. A first user device communicates a content request to the group of user devices. At least one of the group of user devices communicates the content to the first user device through the peer-to-peer network. The first user device requests the encryption-decryption information from a content delivery network through a terrestrial network. The content delivery network 120 communicates the encryption-decryption information to the first user device through the terrestrial network. The first user device decrypts the content in response to the encryption-decryption information." The patent application was filed on Oct. 23, 2007 (11/876,832). 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=83,45,869.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,869&RS=PN/83,45,869 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for RAM-based Event Counters Using Transposition ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,345,816) developed by Narasimha R. Adiga, Bangalore, India, Peter H. Hochschild, New York, and Ashutosh Misra, Bangalore, India, for "RAM-based event counters using transposition." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and structures that implement an event counter in a RAM are provided. A method includes providing a count-RAM, a carry-RAM, and a pre-counter corresponding to an event source. A column in the count-RAM and a column in the carry-RAM represent a value of a value of the event counter. The method further includes storing a count of the event counter received via the pre-counter in the count-RAM and the carry-RAM in a transposed, bit-serial format, such that location zero of the count-RAM and the carry-RAM counts the least significant bit (LSB) of the event counter." The patent application was filed on Dec. 6, 2011 (13/312,627). 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=83,45,816.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,816&RS=PN/83,45,816 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Harris Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Harris, Melbourne, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,345,780) developed by David Chauncey, Fairport, N.Y., Mitel Kuliner, Rochester, N.Y., and Elias Theodorou, Rochester, N.Y., for a "wireless communication system compensating for interference and related methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wireless communication system may include first and second wireless communications devices communicating with one another via a wireless communications link having a settable link characteristic. The first and second wireless communications devices may include respective first and second wireless transceivers and respective first and second controllers coupled thereto. The first controller may be for detecting received interference, for determining a type of the interference from among interference types comprising wideband interference and narrowband interference, and for setting the settable link characteristic to compensate for the interference based upon the interference type." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2008 (12/132,757). 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=83,45,780.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,780&RS=PN/83,45,780 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Authentication of a User to a Telephonic Communication Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,345,829) developed by Moon J. Kim, Wappingers Fall, N.Y., Jang-Soo Lee, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Eric T. C. Yee, Los Angeles, for an "authentication of a user to a telephonic communication device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides a method, system, and program product for authenticating a user to a telephonic communication device. In one embodiment, the invention includes obtaining a reference sample of an authorized user's voice, storing the reference sample of the authorized user's voice, collecting a sample of the voice of a user of the telephonic communication device, comparing the sample of the voice of the user to the reference sample of the authorized user's voice, determining whether the user is the authorized user, and in the case that the user is determined not to be the authorized user, prohibiting use of the telephonic communication device." The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2008 (12/250,162). 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=83,45,829.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,829&RS=PN/83,45,829 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Color Naming, Color Categorization and Describing Color Composition of Images ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,345,966) developed by Aleksandra Mojsilovic, New York, for a "color naming, color categorization and describing color composition of images." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides methods, systems and apparatus for assigning color names to individual image pixels, and generating verbal description of color composition in images, suitable for a wide variety of information processing applications. For an isolated image pixel (individual color sample or color value) an illustrative embodiment of this invention uses a predetermined vocabulary of color names, and then generates a distance measure describing the best color match and corresponding color name for the given pixel. For the input image, an illustrative embodiment of this invention computes the simplified representation of the scene, consistent with human perception, and uses the predetermined vocabulary, syntax rules and metric to assign color names to all perceptually significant objects and regions and obtain the verbal description of the overall color composition. The invention is also applicable to other types of information signals, such as sequences of video frames, web pages, etc." The patent application was filed on May 16, 2011 (13/108,371). 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=8,345,966&OS=8,345,966&RS=8,345,966 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Facebook Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Facebook, Menlo Park, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,345,963) developed by seven co-inventors for a "system for image analysis in a network that is structured with multiple layers and differentially weighted neurons." The co-inventors are Daniel E. Tedesco, Huntington, Conn., James A. Jorasch, Stamford, Conn., Geoffrey M. Gelman, Stamford, Conn., Jay S. Walker, Ridgefield, Conn., Stephen C. Tulley, Fairfield, Conn., Vincent M. O'Neil, New York, and Dean P. Alderucci, Westport, Conn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed herein are systems and methods for facilitating the usage of an online workforce to remotely monitor security-sensitive sites and report potential security breaches. In some embodiments, cameras are configured to monitor critical civilian infrastructure, such as water supplies and nuclear reactors. The cameras are operatively connected to a central computer or series of computers, and images captured by the cameras are transmitted to the central computer. After initially registering with the central computer, Guardians "log on" to a central website hosted by the central computer and monitor the images, thereby earning compensation. Site owners compensate the operator of the computer system for this monitoring service, and the operator in turn compensates Guardians based on, for example, (i) the amount of time spent monitoring, and/or (ii) the degree of a given Guardian's responsiveness to real or fabricated security breaches." The patent application was filed on Nov. 8, 2011 (13/291,889). 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=8,345,963&OS=8,345,963&RS=8,345,963 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Carestream Health Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Carestream Health, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,345,942) developed by Victor C. Wong, Rochester, N.Y., Rongguang Liang, Penfield, N.Y., and Donna K. Rankin-Parobek, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., for a "method and apparatus for detection of caries." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for obtaining an image of tooth tissue directs incident light toward a tooth, wherein the incident light excites a fluorescent emission from the tooth tissue. Fluorescence image data is obtained from the fluorescent emission. Back-scattered reflectance image data is obtained from back-scattered light from the tooth tissue. The fluorescence and back-scattered reflectance image data are combined to form an enhanced image of the tooth tissue for caries detection." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2011 (13/117,724). 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=8,345,942&OS=8,345,942&RS=8,345,942 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Characterizing Thermomechanical Properties of an Organic Substrate Using Finite Element Analysis ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,345,955) developed by Hien Phu Dang, Nanuet, N.Y., Arun Sharma, New Rochelle, N.Y., and Sri M. Sri-Jayantha, Ossining, N.Y., for "characterizing thermomechanical properties of an organic substrate using finite element analysis." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for characterizing thermomechanical properties of an organic substrate is provided. The method includes the steps of: receiving an image of the organic substrate, the image including a geometric description of the plurality of circuit layers of the substrate; selecting a given one of the plurality of circuit layers for processing; converting the image to a two-dimensional finite element model (FEM) image of the given one of the circuit layers; determining at least one of a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), modulus and Poisson's ratio of the FEM image of the given one of the circuit layers; repeating the steps of selecting a given one of the plurality of circuit layers, converting the image to a two-dimensional FEM image, and determining at least one of a CTE, modulus and Poisson's ratio of the FEM image for all of the plurality of circuit layers corresponding to at least a portion of the organic substrate; and constructing a three-dimensional representation of at least a portion of the organic substrate including the plurality of circuit layers as a function of at least one of the CTE, modulus and Poisson's ratio of each of the plurality of circuit layers." The patent application was filed on Oct. 29, 2008 (12/260,693). 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=8,345,955&OS=8,345,955&RS=8,345,955 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,345,999) developed by Yingjun Bai, Pittsford, N.Y., and Ramesh Nagarajan, Pittsford, N.Y., for a "system and method for monochrome binary compression on legacy devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a system and method for monochrome or binary compression, and more particularly compression of binary images segmented in a binary domain into at least two regions of different image types, where the regions are compressed using different compression techniques." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2005 (11/304,483). 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=8,345,999&OS=8,345,999&RS=8,345,999 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Compression Scheme Selection Based on Image Data Type and User Selections ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,345,998) developed by Amal Z. Malik, Pittsford, N.Y., Clara Cuciurean-Zapan, Fairport, N.Y., and Xing Li, Webster, N.Y., for a "compression scheme selection based on image data type and user selections." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a processor-implemented method for processing image data comprising a plurality of pixels and system for performing the method. The method includes the following acts: determining at least one type of data represented by the plurality of pixels, determining, for each type of data, a number of pixels from the image data representing that type of data in the image data, and determining a compression scheme for compressing the image data based on a relative or absolute amount of each type of data in accordance with a predetermined scheme. The type of data may be determined by received input (e.g., user selected type and compression quality) or by analyzing its pixels and comparing it to thresholds. Basing the compression technique on the data type allows for better selection of a compression technique (e.g., MRC or JPEG), and thus greater image quality, compression ratios, and file size." The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2010 (12/853,831). 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=8,345,998&OS=8,345,998&RS=8,345,998 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,345,949) developed by Fei Zhao, Schenectady, N.Y., Robert August Kaucic, Niskayuna, N.Y., and Paulo Ricardo Mendonca, Clifton Park, N.Y., for a "sequential approach for automatic defect recognition." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of automatic defect recognition includes receiving a initial set of inspection image data of a scanned object from a scanning machine; applying a first image analysis algorithm to this set of inspection image data; then removing from the set of inspection image data any defect-free image regions, so as to retain a set of analyzed inspection image data; applying an additional image analysis algorithm(s) to the set of analyzed inspection image data, wherein the additional algorithm(s) has a higher computational cost than the first image analysis algorithm; and based on the applying of the additional image analysis algorithm(s), removing from the first set of inspection image data a second set of defect-free image regions, thereby retaining a set of twice-analyzed inspection image data." The patent application was filed on March 9, 2010 (12/720,234). 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=8,345,949&OS=8,345,949&RS=8,345,949 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NEC Laboratories America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- NEC Laboratories America, Princeton, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,347,162) developed by Guosen Yue, Plainsboro, N.J., and Xiaodong Wang, New York, for a "cognitive radio, anti-jamming coding retransmission methods and systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Implementations of the present principles include methods and systems for retransmitting un-recovered information within a cognitive radio, anti-jamming system. In accordance with aspects of the present principles, encoding schemes may be optimized for retransmission by utilizing a jamming rate and a number of un-recovered packets to minimize packet loss and thereby enhance throughput. In addition, rateless encoding features may be employed to re-encode un-recovered portions of an information sequence for efficient retransmission." The patent application was filed on Oct. 15, 2008 (12/251,713). 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=8,347,162.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,162&RS=PN/8,347,162 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Integrated Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Integrated Software, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,347,205) developed by Shahriar Reza Karim, Old Tappan, N.J., and Michael Lynch, Bronx, N.Y., for an "automated generation of multiple versions of a publication." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a method for generating a publication is provided. The method includes determining a template for one or more pages of the publication. A structured document for the publication is generated where the structured document includes entry fields corresponding to the one or more addressable blocks. The structured document is then sent to one or more entities to allow users to input information for different versions of the publication. After the entities enter in information, a structured document is received from each of the plurality of entities. Information in the structured document refers to version information. A design application version of the structured document is then generated from the different structured documents received from the plurality of entities. The plurality of versions of the publication is then automatically generated." The patent application was filed on Dec. 4, 2007 (11/950,385). 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=8,347,205.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,205&RS=PN/8,347,205 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,347,068) developed by four co-inventors for a "multi-mode register rename mechanism that augments logical registers by switching a physical register from the register rename buffer when switching between in-order and out-of-order instruction processing in a simultaneous multi-threaded microprocessor." The co-inventors are Richard James Eickemeyer, Rochester, Minn., Hung Qui Le, Austin, Texas, Dung Quoc Nguyen, Austin, Texas, and Balaram Sinharoy, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multi-mode register rename mechanism which allows a simultaneous multi-threaded processor to support full out-of-order thread execution when the number of threads is low and in-order thread execution when the number of threads increases. Responsive to changing an execution mode of a processor to operate in in-order thread execution mode, the illustrative embodiments switch a physical register in the data processing system to an architected facility, thereby forming a switched physical register. When an instruction is issued to an execution unit, wherein the issued instruction comprises a thread bit, the thread bit is examined to determine if the instruction accesses an architected facility. If the issued instruction accesses an architected facility, the instruction is executed, and the results of the executed instruction are written to the switched physical register." The patent application was filed on April 4, 2007 (11/696,363). 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=8,347,068.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,068&RS=PN/8,347,068 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Inspection and Rewriting of Cryptographically Protected Data from Group VPNs ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,347,073) developed by four co-inventors for an "inspection and rewriting of cryptographically protected data from group VPNs." The co-inventors are David A. McGrew, Poolesville, Md., Mark Baugher, Portland, Ore., Saul Adler, West Hempstead, N.Y., and William C. Melohn, Mountain View, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with processing secure network traffic are described. One example method includes determining whether a device is a preconfigured member of a group key system. If the device is not a preconfigured member then the method selectively establishes membership in the group key system by requesting membership from a group controller. The example method may also include receiving a set of keys from the group controller and being assigned a role by the group controller. The method may further include processing secure network traffic as an inspection point, a rewriting point, and/or a validation point based on the received set of keys and the assigned role(s)." The patent application was filed on Sept. 5, 2008 (12/231,813). 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=8,347,073.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,073&RS=PN/8,347,073 Written by Kusum Sangma; 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 (8,347,135) developed by M. James Ho, Centreville, Va., and Samuel O. Akiwumi-Assani, Beacon, N.Y., for a "method and system of halting content delivery based on non-detection of user input." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An approach is provided for determining if video content provided to a device is still being viewed, without disrupting the presentation of the content. A device is monitored for input from the user, wherein the device is configured to present content to the user. A determination is made whether the user input is within a predetermined time period. A control signal is generated to change the presentation of the content without explicitly notifying the user of the change, wherein the presentation of content will cease if the user input is not within the predetermined period." The patent application was filed on March 18, 2009 (12/406,176). 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=8,347,135.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,135&RS=PN/8,347,135 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus to Maintain Data Integrity in Disk Cache Memory During and After Periods of Cache Inaccessibility ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,347,141) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus to maintain data integrity in disk cache memory during and after periods of cache inaccessibility." The co-inventors are Sanjeev N. Trika, Hillsboro, Ore., Michael K. Eschmann, Lees Summit, Mo., Jeanna N. Matthews, Massena, N.Y., and Vasudevan Srinivasan, Hillsboro, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A volatile or nonvolatile cache memory can cache mass storage device read data and write data. The cache memory may become inaccessible, and I/O operations may go directly to the mass storage device, bypassing the cache memory. A log of write operations may be maintained to update the cache memory when it becomes available." The patent application was filed on April 14, 2011 (13/086,636). 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=8,347,141.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,141&RS=PN/8,347,141 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Facilitating Event Management and Analysis within a Communications Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,347,143) developed by Mark G. Atkins, Arvada, Colo., and Dawn S. Moyer, Catskill, N.Y., for a "facilitating event management and analysis within a communications environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The management and analysis of events of communications environments are facilitated. Events, such as alert and network events, are separated into a plurality of pools, depending on the classification of event. Each pool has events exclusive of one type of event. The events are placed in the appropriate pools via one or more analysis routines. Additionally, events of at least one type of pool are further analyzed using one or more analysis routines to determine which events, if any, are to be reported." The patent application was filed on Jan. 30, 2006 (11/342,426). 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=8,347,143.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,143&RS=PN/8,347,143 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Programmable Stream Prefetch with Resource Optimization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,347,039) developed by six co-inventors for a "programmable stream prefetch with resource optimization." The co-inventors are Peter Boyle, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Norman Christ, New York, Alan Gara, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Robert Mawhinney, New York, Martin Ohmacht, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Krishnan Sugavanam, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A stream prefetch engine performs data retrieval in a parallel computing system. The engine receives a load request from at least one processor. The engine evaluates whether a first memory address requested in the load request is present and valid in a table. The engine checks whether there exists valid data corresponding to the first memory address in an array if the first memory address is present and valid in the table. The engine increments a prefetching depth of a first stream that the first memory address belongs to and fetching a cache line associated with the first memory address from the at least one cache memory device if there is not yet valid data corresponding to the first memory address in the array. The engine determines whether prefetching of additional data is needed for the first stream within its prefetching depth. The engine prefetches the additional data if the prefetching is needed." The patent application was filed on Jan. 8, 2010 (12/684,693). 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=8,347,039.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,039&RS=PN/8,347,039 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,347,177) developed by Nader Bolourchi, Larchmont, N.Y., Stephen E. Terry, Northport, N.Y., and Stephen G. Dick, Nesconset, N.Y., for a "method and apparatus for processing a downlink shared channel." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus is disclosed wherein a user equipment (UE) receives control information on a first channel and uses the control information to process a second channel." The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2011 (13/285,831). 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=8,347,177.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,177&RS=PN/8,347,177 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Customized Rule Application as Function of Avatar Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,347,217) developed by four co-inventors for a "customized rule application as function of avatar data." The co-inventors are David C. Brillhart, Orlando, Fla., Christopher J. Dawson, Herndon, Va., Michael D. Kendzierski, New York, and James W. Seaman II, Herndon, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, services, articles of manufacture comprising computer readable programs, systems, articles and programmable devices are provided for customizing an avatar behavior rule within a virtual universe environment as a function of individual avatar data. It is determined whether the activity of an avatar is relevant to a behavior rule for a virtual universe. If the activity is determined to be relevant to the rule, the rule is customized for the avatar as a function of individual avatar data associated with the avatar, and it is determined whether the activity exceeds a violation threshold of the customized rule. If the activity is determined to exceed the customized rule violation threshold, an appropriate action is taken as specified by the customized rule." The patent application was filed on Dec. 2, 2009 (12/629,160). 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=8,347,217.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,217&RS=PN/8,347,217 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,347,202) developed by David Vespe, New York, and Andrew Hogue, Ho Ho Kus, N.J., for "determining geographic locations for place names in a fact repository." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for tagging place names with geographic location coordinates, the place names associated with a collection of objects in a memory of a computer system. The system and method process a text string within an object stored in memory to identify a first potential place name. The system and method determine whether geographic location coordinat For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://targetednews.com.

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