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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Feb. 13)

[February 13, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Feb. 13)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** AT&T Mobility II Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- AT&T Mobility II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,375,128) developed by Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, Cupertino, Calif., Yuang Lou, Dunwoody, Ga., and Jacob Lahav, Austin, Texas, for "methods and apparatuses for providing communications services in connection with a communications network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for providing differentiated user service options on communications networks are disclosed. Devices can be configured to generate service change requests, and to transmit the service change requests to a network node. The service change request can be routed to a node that determines if the service change request should be granted. The device and network can begin operation in accordance with the service change request almost instantly since no negotiation is required between the device and the network. Methods and computer-readable media embodying methods for providing differentiated user service options, are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2008 (12/343,198). 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=8,375,128&OS=8,375,128&RS=8,375,128 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.



*** NVIDIA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- NVIDIA, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,375,163) developed by John H. Edmondson, Arlington, Mass., and Shane Keil, Santa Clara, Calif., for "supporting late DRAM bank hits." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment of the invention sets forth a mechanism to transmit commands received from an L2 cache to a bank page within the DRAM. An arbiter unit determines which commands from a command sorter to transmit to a command queue. An activate command associated with the bank page related to the commands is also transmitted to an activate queue. The last command in the command queue is marked as "last." An interlock counter stores a count of "last" commands in the read/write command queue. A DRAM controller transmits activate and commands from the activate queue and the command queue to the DRAM. Each time a command marked as "last" is encountered, the DRAM controller decrements the interlock counter. If the count in the interlock counter is zero, then the command marked as "last" is marked as "auto-precharge." The "auto-precharge" command, when processed, causes the bank page to be closed." The patent application was filed on Dec. 1, 2008 (12/326,060). 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=8,375,163&OS=8,375,163&RS=8,375,163 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Siliconsystems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Siliconsystems, Aliso Viejo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,375,151) developed by Alan Kan, Diamond Bar, Calif., for a "command portal for securely communicating and executing non-standard storage subsystem commands." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A command portal enables a host system to send non-standard or "vendor-specific" storage subsystem commands to a storage subsystem using an operating system (OS) device driver that does not support or recognize such non-standard commands. The architecture thereby reduces or eliminates the need to develop custom device drivers that support the storage subsystem's non-standard commands. To execute non-standard commands using the command portal, the host system embeds the non-standard commands in blocks of write data, and writes these data blocks to the storage subsystem using standard write commands supported by standard OS device drivers. The storage subsystem extracts and executes the non-standard commands. The non-standard commands may alternatively be implied by the particular target addresses used. The host system may retrieve execution results of the non-standard commands using standard read commands. The host-side functionality of the command portal may be embodied in an API that is made available to application developers." The patent application was filed on April 17, 2009 (12/425,992). 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=8,375,151&OS=8,375,151&RS=8,375,151 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Emulex Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Emulex, Costa Mesa, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,375,115) developed by Dwarka Partani, San Jose, Calif., and Sujith Arramreddy, San Jose, Calif., for "methods, apparatus, and systems for integrated management, graphics and I/O control of server systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment of the invention, a server system is disclosed for data processing having a printed circuit board with one or more processors to process data; a network interface controller coupled to the one or more processors; and a monolithic integrated circuit (IC) coupled to the one or more processors and the network interface controller. The network interface controller couples the server system to a network for remote client access to the server system. The monolithic integrated circuit couples a remote computer system to the server system via the network. The remote computer system includes a remote storage device, a remote display, a remote keyboard, and a remote mouse to allow remote control and management of the server system." The patent application was filed on Feb. 14, 2008 (12/030,963). 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=8,375,115&OS=8,375,115&RS=8,375,115 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,375,135) developed by Stephen W. Edge, Escondido, Calif., and Andreas K. Wachter, San Francisco, for a "method for secure user plane (SUPL) version negotiation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a system and method for negotiating a version of Secure User Plane Location (SUPL) between a network entity and a SUPL enabled terminal. In a particular implementation, a SUPL initiation message is transmitted from a network entity to a SUPL entity, where the SUPL initiation message identifies a plurality of SUPL versions capable of supporting a desired service. A response is received from the SUPL entity that is based, at least in part, on an ability of the SUPL entity to support at least one of the plurality of versions." The patent application was filed on March 26, 2012 (13/430,481). 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=8,375,135&OS=8,375,135&RS=8,375,135 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** OCZ Technology Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- OCZ Technology Group, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,375,162) developed by William J. Allen, Cupertino, Calif., and Franz Michael Schuette, Colorado Springs, Colo., for a "method and apparatus for reducing write cycles in NAND-based flash memory devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A NAND-based flash memory device and a method of its operation that extends the life of the device by reducing the number of unnecessary write cycles to the device. The memory device includes blocks, pages contained by each of the blocks, and a page abstraction layer containing a look-up table for translating logical page numbers into physical page numbers. A certain number of the pages in at least one of the blocks is preferably reserved so as not to be used in default data storage mode but instead used to shuffle data within the at least one block using a dynamic page address scheme, whereby data are dynamically moved from one page to an empty page in the same block using dynamic page mapping." The patent application was filed on June 3, 2010 (12/793,023). 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=8,375,162&OS=8,375,162&RS=8,375,162 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Red Hat Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Red Hat, Raleigh, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,375,116) developed by five co-inventors for a "registry for trading partners using documents for commerce in trading partner networks." The co-inventors are Bart Alan Meltzer, Corralitos, Calif., Terry Allen, Sebastopol, Calif., Matthew Daniel Fuchs, Los Gatos, Calif., Robert John Glushko, San Francisco, and Murray Maloney, Pickering, Canada.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A market making node in a network routes machine readable documents to connect businesses with customers, suppliers and trading partners. The self defining electronic documents, such as XML based documents, can be easily understood amongst the partners. Definitions of these electronic business documents, called business interface definitions, are posted on the Internet, or otherwise communicated to members of the network. The business interface definitions tell potential trading partners the services the company offers and the documents to use when communicating with such services. Thus, a typical business interface definition allows a customer to place an order by submitting a purchase order or a supplier checks availability by downloading an inventory status report. Also, the registration at a market maker node of a specification of the input and output documents, coupled with interpretation information in a common business library, enables participants in a trading partner network to execute the transaction in a way which closely parallels the way in which paper based businesses operate." The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2009 (12/646,119). 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=8,375,116&OS=8,375,116&RS=8,375,116 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Juniper Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,375,117) developed by Jeffrey C. Venable Sr., Union City, Calif., for "using endpoint host checking to classify unmanaged devices in a network and to improve network location awareness." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device receives, from a managed device, endpoint information associated with an unmanaged device connected to the managed device in a network. The device also receives unmanaged device information that partially identifies the unmanaged device, and completely identifies the unmanaged device based on the endpoint information and the unmanaged device information." The patent application was filed on April 28, 2010 (12/769,023). 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=8,375,117&OS=8,375,117&RS=8,375,117 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Micron Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,375,157) developed by Wanmo Wong, Menlo Park, Calif., Mark Jahn, Hallister, Calif., and Frank Sepulveda, Hollister, Calif., for a "cluster based non-volatile memory translation layer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An improved non-volatile memory and logical block to physical block address translation method utilizing a cluster based addressing scheme is detailed. The translation of logical blocks/sectors to the physical blocks/sectors is necessary for a non-volatile memory to appear as a freely rewriteable device to a system or processor. Embodiments of the present invention utilize cluster based address translation to translate logical block addresses to physical block addresses, wherein each cluster contains a plurality of sequentially addressed logical blocks. This allows the use of a smaller RAM table for the address translation lookup and/or faster scanning of the memory device or memory subsystem for the matching cluster address. In one embodiment, a specially formatted cluster is utilized for frequently updated sectors/logical blocks, where the cluster stores a single logical block and a new sequential physical block of the cluster is written in turn with each update." The patent application was filed on Feb. 17, 2009 (12/372,405). 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=8,375,157&OS=8,375,157&RS=8,375,157 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Innopath Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Innopath Software, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,375,136) developed by five co-inventors for "defining and implementing policies on managed object-enabled mobile devices." The co-inventors are Manuel Roman, Barcelona, Spain, Gregory D. Buzzard, Aptos, Calif., Shahid Shoaib, Mountain View, Calif., Eugene Krivopaltsev, San Jose, Calif., and Michael Diener, Berlin.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of a system configured to manage policies, including decision policies and active policies, on an Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA DM) enabled mobile client devices is described. The system is configured to manage policies, including decision policies and active policies, on mobile devices. The system includes a device policy repository, a policy decision point, a decision policy enforcer, and an active policy enforcer. The system includes a server-side process configured to allow creation, modification and transmission of defined policies to the mobile client device, and a client-side process executed on the mobile client device and configured store the defined policies in an OMA DM management tree in the mobile client device as management objects, wherein each policy of the defined policies is represented as a subnode of the management tree." The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2008 (12/188,874). 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=8,375,136&OS=8,375,136&RS=8,375,136 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Mechanism for Handling Persistent Requests from Stateless Clients ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,375,125) developed by Yuguang Wu, Santa Clara, Calif., and Junlan Zhou, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a "mechanism for handling persistent requests from stateless clients." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in a method that includes receiving at a first device a first request for a physical address of a second device different from the first device, wherein the first request specifies a network address of the second device, and determining that a set of pending requests has a maximum number of requests, wherein the set of pending requests is ordered based on when the requests were received by the first device. The method can further include removing an oldest request from the pending requests and adding the first request to the pending requests, and processing a newest request in the pending requests by sending a message to the second device and receiving the physical address responsive to the message." The patent application was filed on Jan. 24, 2012 (13/357,529). 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=8,375,125&OS=8,375,125&RS=8,375,125 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Yahoo! Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,375,131) developed by Ian C. Rogers, Santa Monica, Calif., and Matthew Kozlov, Santa Monica, Calif., for a "media toolbar and aggregated/distributed media ecosystem." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and network architecture through which user-specific media profile data can be made available to third parties. A browser is optionally enhanced to facilitate playback and control of one or more media players, thereby allowing the user to play content via the browser. As the user plays content in the browser or any of the media players, information is collected about the content and stored in a database. By monitoring all media-related interactions made by the user within the browser, the collected content information can encompass information from a wide range of sources. User-specific profile data is then determined based on the collected data and such user-specific profile data is made available to third parties. The user-specific profile data can be used, for example, for social networking purposes, and may also be used to drive advertisements or other content to the user." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2007 (11/962,747). 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=8,375,131&OS=8,375,131&RS=8,375,131 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Loading a Mobile Computing Device with Media Files ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,375,106) developed by David L. Sparks, Cupertino, Calif., for "loading a mobile computing device with media files." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for loading media files to a mobile computing device. A media library that includes media files is stored at a server system. Information indicating a present state of the mobile device is accessed, where the present state is based on the device being at a geographical location at a present time. Information indicating a previous state of the mobile device is accessed, where the previous state is based on the device being at a previous geographical location at a previous time. A selection of preferred media files are accessed based on the present state and the previous state. A selection of a subset of media files are accessed based on the preferred media files. At least a portion of each media file in the subset is transmitted to the mobile device." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2011 (13/248,771). 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=8,375,106&OS=8,375,106&RS=8,375,106 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,375,114) developed by Rajiv K. Grover, Folsom, Calif., and Banu Amalkanti, Roseville, Calif., for a "device loading in storage networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for implementing device loading in storage networks are disclosed. In an exemplary implementation a computer program product encodes a computer program for executing on a computer system a computer process. The computer process comprises identifying a plurality of storage devices to be configured in a storage network, identifying a number of host port LUNs configured on each of the storage devices, and identifying a number of host port connections to the storage devices. For each host port connection, the computer process determines actual loading for each of the storage devices based at least in part on the queue depth for each of the host port LUNs." The patent application was filed on April 9, 2004 (10/821,832). 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=8,375,114&OS=8,375,114&RS=8,375,114 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,375,113) developed by Richard Sinn, Milpitas, Calif., Stan Yuen, Mountain View, Calif., and Chi-Cheng Lee, Cupertino, Calif., for employing wrapper profiles.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Technology is disclosed for controlling access to data store information among multiple entities. A corresponding wrapper is created for information that may be subject to simultaneous access attempts. The wrapper includes an attribute that identifies the accessibility of the information--indicating whether the information is locked from further access, shareable among multiple entities, or not restricted at all. Before accessing information in the data store, an entity looks at the wrapper associated with the information to determine the type of access allowed, if any. An Identity, Access, or integrated Identity/Access System may maintain the wrappers as objects in the data store, with each wrapper object controlling another object containing information. Wrappers can be utilized when multiple provisioning applications are employed to provision resources. Each user and their corresponding resources are represented as objects with corresponding wrappers. Each provisioning application employs the wrappers to ensure that it has exclusive ownership of selected user and resource objects when provisioning resources to the selected user." The patent application was filed on Dec. 20, 2002 (10/325,438). 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=8,375,113&OS=8,375,113&RS=8,375,113 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** George Tash and Debra B. Tash Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- George Tash and Debra B. Tash, Somis, Calif., have been assigned a patent (8,365,337) developed by George Tash, Somis, Calif., for a "hand-operated drain snake with auger." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A hand-operated drain snake is provided. The snake includes a first shaft having a first longitudinal axis, an auger disposed on an exterior surface of the first shaft, a second shaft having a second longitudinal axis, and a transverse member. A proximal end of the first shaft is disposed on one side of the transverse member and a proximal end of the second shaft is disposed on an opposite side of the transverse member such that the first axis is substantially parallel to the second axis, and the first axis is offset from the second axis by an offset distance." The patent application was filed on July 9, 2010 (12/833,351). 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=83,65,337.PN.&OS=PN/83,65,337&RS=PN/83,65,337 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Apple Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,375,112) developed by Gordon J. Freedman, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "synchronization methods and systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods and computer readable media for synchronization of electronic message accounts. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving information to establish an electronic message account on a first data processing system, the electronic message account being defined by setup information, and synchronizing the setup information onto a store on a second data processing system. In another embodiment, a method includes receiving information to establish an electronic message account, defined by first setup information, on a host and synchronizing the first setup information onto a device when the device is coupled to the host for synchronization. Systems, other methods and computer readable media are also described." The patent application was filed on Aug. 3, 2012 (13/566,976). 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=8,375,112&OS=8,375,112&RS=8,375,112 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Method, System, Graphical User Interface, and Data Structure for Creating Electronic Calendar Entries from Email Messages ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,375,099) developed by four co-inventors for a "method, system, graphical user interface, and data structure for creating electronic calendar entries from email messages." The co-inventors are Glenn Alan Carroll, San Francisco, Carl Philip Sjogreen, San Francisco, David Marmaros, Mountain View, Calif., and Harish Venkataramani, Belmont, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, and data structure for creating electronic calendar entries are disclosed. One aspect of the invention involves a computer data structure that includes an email message with an embedded link. The embedded link contains event information corresponding to multiple parameters for an event described in the email message. The embedded link is configured, upon activation, to initiate generation of an electronic calendar entry form with multiple fields. A plurality of the multiple fields contain event information from the embedded link." The patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2012 (13/584,751). 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=8,375,099&OS=8,375,099&RS=8,375,099 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Visa International Service Association Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Visa International Service Association, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,375,096) developed by Mark Carlson, Half Moon Bay, Calif., and Ayman Hammad, Pleasanton, Calif., for alerts life cycle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Server computers and methods for updating or changing user alert message settings when changes are made to one or more user accounts are disclosed. The change in the user accounts can include transfers of a user account or user account identifier from one user account issuer to another user account issuer. The change in user accounts can be initiated by a user or issuer associated with the user account. When changes are made to the user accounts or changes are made to the user alert message settings, the server computer can confirm the changes with the user or issuer associated with the user accounts that are changed." The patent application was filed on April 13, 2010 (12/759,079). 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=8,375,096&OS=8,375,096&RS=8,375,096 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,375,013) developed by Kevin H. Snyder, Pacifica, Calif., for "server-controlled testing of handheld devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methodologies, media, and other embodiments associated with testing of an application (e.g., software application) on a handheld device are described. Testing can be initiated by the handheld device, however, the testing regimen is controlled by a server. Logic associated with testing is stored on the server with statements being provided by the server to the handheld device." The patent application was filed on May 17, 2006 (11/435,638). 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=83,75,013.PN.&OS=PN/83,75,013&RS=PN/83,75,013 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AllRounds Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- AllRounds, Tiburon, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,954) developed by James Anthony Cohan, Tiburon, Calif., for a "private capital management system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented data processing system comprises capital management logic accessible to a plurality of users by way of a communication network. The plurality of users include companies, institutional investors, individual investors, and exchanges. The capital management logic is configured to facilitate pre-financing and post-financing interactions between the companies, the institutional investors, the individual investors, and the exchanges throughout one or more rounds of financing of the companies." The patent application was filed on Oct. 24, 2011 (13/280,181). 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=83,74,954.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,954&RS=PN/83,74,954 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Data Center Power Cost Accounting System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,374,928) developed by Sandeep Gopisetty, Morgan Hill, Calif., Nagapramod Mandagere, San Jose, Calif., and Sandeep Madhav Uttamchandani, San Jose, Calif., for a "data center power cost accounting system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data center power cost accounting system uses server and storage and cooling power consumption models and device maps, together with runtime application maps, to estimate the equipment power consumption and cooling power consumption of individual applications. An approximation of the cooling cost over a period of time, for any given application, can be pieced together by adding up the equipment utilized by the application and applying the cooling estimates obtained from computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. The cooling estimates can further account for changes or variability in resource usage over time since the cooling estimates are based directly on utilization. The per application power consumption costs are obtained without having to install or depend on power measurement instruments or other hardware in the datacenters." The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2010 (12/713,134). 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=83,74,928.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,928&RS=PN/83,74,928 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Abbott Diabetes Care Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Abbott Diabetes Care, Alameda, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,925) developed by Charles T. Liamos, Pleasanton, Calif., and Lawrence W. Huffman, Alameda, Calif., for a "method and system for monitoring consumable item usage and providing replenishment thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Method and system for providing a subscription based replenishment transaction of consumable items such as glucose test strips, lancets, and medication, such as insulin, including a data network, a user terminal operatively coupled to the data network, the user terminal configured to receive and transmit data over the data network, and a server terminal operatively coupled to the data network, the server terminal configured to receive from the user terminal a request for establishing an account associated with a consumable item, receive from the user terminal one or more predetermined parameters associated with the account, and generate the account based on the one or more predetermined parameters, where the one or more predetermined parameters include a user specified consumable replenishment level received from the user terminal is disclosed." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2009 (12/393,891). 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=83,74,925.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,925&RS=PN/83,74,925 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Halliburton Energy Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Halliburton Energy Services, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,374,974) developed by six co-inventors for a "neural network training data selection using memory reduced cluster analysis for field model development." The co-inventors are Dingding Chen, Plano, Texas, John A. Quirein, Georgetown, Texas, Jacky M. Wiener, Aurora, Calif., Jeffery L. Grable, Houston, Syed Hamid, Dallas, and Harry D. Smith Jr., Houston.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for selecting a training data set from a set of multidimensional geophysical input data samples for training a model to predict target data. The input data may be data sets produced by a pulsed neutron logging tool at multiple depth points in a cases well. Target data may be responses of an open hole logging tool. The input data is divided into clusters. Actual target data from the training well is linked to the clusters. The linked clusters are analyzed for variance, etc. and fuzzy inference is used to select a portion of each cluster to include in a training set. The reduced set is used to train a model, such as an artificial neural network. The trained model may then be used to produce synthetic open hole logs in response to inputs of cased hole log data." The patent application was filed on March 21, 2003 (10/393,641). 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=83,74,974.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,974&RS=PN/83,74,974 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Worthwhile Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Worthwhile Products, Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,926) developed by Stanley B. Solomon, Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., for an inventory control system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The inventory control system includes a portable controller for receiving information relating to an item to be tracked by the inventory control system. The portable controller is in communication with a database that stores the information relating to the item. Preferably, the item includes a readable tag having a unique identification code affixed thereto. A sensor may monitor the general location of the tag after the item is entered into the inventory control system. Furthermore, a tag reader associated with the portable controller is able to pinpoint the specific location of the item via a laser-light beam within the area generally identified by the sensor." The patent application was filed on March 5, 2010 (12/718,791). 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=83,74,926.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,926&RS=PN/83,74,926 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** NEC Laboratories America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- NEC Laboratories America, Princeton, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,374,979) developed by four co-inventors for "fast image parsing by graph adaptive dynamic programming (GADP) performing classification, detection, and segmentation simultaneously." The co-inventors are Xi Zhou, Champaign, Ill., Jinjun Wang, San Jose, Calif., Fengjun Lv, San Jose, Calif., and Kai Yu, Santa Clara, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are disclosed to perform image parsing on one or more images by identifying a set of similar regions from each image; assigning one or more region labels to each region and generating multiple hypotheses for region label assignment; and detecting class, location and boundary of each object in the image, wherein object classification, detection and segmentation are performed jointly during image parsing." The patent application was filed on June 12, 2010 (12/814,449). 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=83,74,979.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,979&RS=PN/83,74,979 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Yahoo! Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,913) developed by Nirav Bhavsar, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a "method and system for comparing effects of audio-visual ads on internet searches." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system are provided for comparing an effect of an audio-visual ad on Internet searches. In one example, the method includes receiving a keyword search related to the audio-visual ad and storing the keyword search in a keyword search database, extracting ad related keywords from digitized text of the audio-visual ad and storing the ad related keywords in an ad keyword database, comparing the ad keyword database to the keyword search database, wherein the comparing includes determining an ad effectiveness rank of the audio-visual ad, and storing the ad effectiveness rank of the audio-visual ad in an ad effectiveness database." The patent application was filed on April 7, 2008 (12/099,042). 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=83,74,913.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,913&RS=PN/83,74,913 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** EMC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,375,005) developed by Christopher Hercules Claudatos, San Jose, Calif., William Dale Andruss, Minneapolis, and Steven R. Terwilliger, Foster City, Calif., for a rapid restore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, article of manufacture, and apparatus for restoring or transmitting files from a first location to a second location, comprising prioritizing the files, and restoring or transmitting the files in prioritized order. In one embodiment, the files may be prioritized according to file type, and may be subsorted by timestamp. In one embodiment, the files may be prioritized according to timestamp or timestamp range, and subsorted by file type. File types may be grouped such that all file types in a group have the same priority, and the group may be associated with an application or application suite. In one embodiment, the files may be prioritized according to predicted file usage." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2007 (11/731,931). 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=83,75,005.PN.&OS=PN/83,75,005&RS=PN/83,75,005 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Wells Fargo Bank Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,374,961) developed by seven co-inventors for an on-line payments facility. The co-inventors are Adam E. Vancini, Concord, Calif., Timothy J. Dailey, Sacramento, Calif., Candie L. Gann, Pittsburg, Calif., Timothy L. Coffing, Ross, Calif., Nancy T. Riter, Pleasanton, Calif., Ajay Vaishampayan, Fremont, Calif., and Aric B. Clark, Mill Valley, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer system implements a counterparty management module and a payment module for processing employee direct payroll deposits. The counterparty management module permits an employer to add employee bank accounts to a funds transfer system provided by a banking institution. The employee bank accounts are respectively associated with different employees of the employer. The employer has a bank account at the banking institution. The counterparty management module is accessible to the employer by way of an online banking area of a website of the banking institution. The counterparty management module also permits the employer to specify a payroll-related pay group that includes the employee bank accounts and to specify characteristics of the transferring of funds to the pay group as a whole. The payment module generates payment instructions for transferring funds from the employer bank account to the employee bank accounts." The patent application was filed on Sept. 10, 2010 (12/879,839). 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=83,74,961.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,961&RS=PN/83,74,961 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Teradota U.S. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Teradota U.S., Dayton, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,374,997) developed by Paul H. Phibbs Jr., Escondido, Calif., and Thomas K. Ryan, Valley Center, Calif., for an "application code generation and execution with bypass, logging, user restartability and status functionality." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A Value Analyzer system is a data-driven computer-facilitated financial model that provides accurate and consistent profitability calculations using account, product and event attributes stored in a relational database managed by a relational database management system (RDBMS). Profitability calculations are performed in the computer by applying one or more rules to the account, product and event attributes accessed from the database, wherein the profitability calculations include setup, generation and execution of structured query language (SQL) statements by the RDBMS. The present invention also monitors the profitability calculations by monitoring the setup, generation and execution of the SQL statements by the RDBMS, in order to provide bypass, logging, user restartability, or status (BLURS) functions for the profitability calculations." The patent application was filed on Feb. 10, 2006 (11/351,827). 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=83,74,997.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,997&RS=PN/83,74,997 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** eBay Assigned Patent for System and Method for Receiving a Bid ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- eBay, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,948) developed by Alan S. Fisher, Pleasanton, Calif., and Samuel Jerrold Kaplan, Hillsborough, Calif., for a "system and method for receiving a bid." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electronic auction system may include a bid validator connected between a network, a bid database and a merchandise catalog page. The example bid validator may receive over the network, bid information via an electronic mail message and further bid information via a web-based bid form. The example bid validator may validate the bid information and the further bid information before placing a bid and a further bid respectively into the bid database. The example bid validator may then update the web-based merchandise catalog page based on the bid and the further bid." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2007 (11/963,094). 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=83,74,948.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,948&RS=PN/83,74,948 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent for In Memory Streaming with Disk Backup and Recovery of Messages Captured from a Database Redo Stream ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,966) developed by Nimar Singh Arora, Union City, Calif., and Jim Stamos, Saratoga, Calif., for "in memory streaming with disk backup and recovery of messages captured from a database redo stream." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are disclosed for sharing information in a wide variety of contexts. An information sharing system is described that allows both an explicit capture process and an implicit capture process to add information items to a staging area. Further, the information sharing system supports both implicit and explicit consumption of information items that are stored in said staging area. A rules engine is provided to allow users to create and register rules that customize the behavior of the capture processes, the consuming processes, and propagation processes that propagate information from the staging areas to designated destinations. Techniques are also described for achieving exactly-once handling of sequence of items, where the items are maintained in volatile memory. Techniques are also provided for recording DDL operations, and for asynchronously performing operations based on the previously-performed DDL operations." The patent application was filed on Dec. 2, 2002 (10/308,879). 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=83,74,966.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,966&RS=PN/83,74,966 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Trading Technologies International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Trading Technologies International, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,374,952) developed by Richard W. Friesen, Fairfax, Calif., and Peter C. Hart, San Rafael, Calif., for a "user interface for an electronic trading system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A user interface for an electronic trading exchange is provided which allows a remote trader to view in real time bid orders, offer orders, and trades for an item, and optionally one or more sources of contextual data. Individual traders place orders on remote client terminals, and this information is routed to a transaction server. The transaction server receives order information from the remote terminals, matches a bid for an item to an offer for an item responsive to the bid corresponding with the offer, and communicates outstanding bid and offer information, and additional information (such as trades and contextual data) back to the client terminals. Each client terminal displays all of the outstanding bids and offers for an item, allowing the trader to view trends in orders for an item. A priority view is provided in which orders are displayed as tokens at locations corresponding to the values of the orders. The size of the tokens reflects the quantity of the orders. An alternate view positions order icons at a location which reflects the value and quantity of the order. Additionally, contextual data for the item is also displayed to allow the trader to consider as much information as possible while making transaction decisions. A pit panel view is also provided in which traders connected to the pit are represented by icons, and are displayed corresponding to an activity level of the trader." The patent application was filed on May 25, 2010 (12/787,195). 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=83,74,952.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,952&RS=PN/83,74,952 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Research Affiliates Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Research Affiliates, Newport Beach, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,951) developed by Robert D. Arnott, Newport Beach, Calif., and Paul C. Wood, Waltham, United Kingdom, for a "system, method, and computer program product for managing a virtual portfolio of financial objects." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method and/or computer program product for managing an index or portfolio of one or more financial object is disclosed. An index (or portfolio) may be created, including selecting object based on accounting data or weighting the object based on accounting data. Investment managers may manage accounts for investors. The investors may directly hold assets in the accounts so the investors may take advantage of any benefits generated by transactions using the assets in the accounts. Investor(s) may have account(s) and manager(s). A manager may have one or more investors and account(s) to manage. Virtual mutual fund manager may use a holdings matrix and lot matrix to track asset lots in the accounts. When a manager wishes to make a trade affecting an investor, virtual mutual fund manager may determine which asset lots held by the investor should be used to execute the trade." The patent application was filed on Sept. 7, 2009 (12/554,961). 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=83,74,951.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,951&RS=PN/83,74,951 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,985) developed by Abhinandan S. Das, Sunnyvale, Calif., Ashutosh Garg, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Mayur Datar, Santa Clara, Calif., for "presenting a diversity of recommendations." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems and apparatus, including computer program products, for providing a diversity of recommendations. According to one method, results are identified so as to increase the likelihood that at least one result will be of interest to a user. Following the identification of a first result, second and later results are identified based on an assumption that the previously identified results are not of interest to the user. The identification of diverse results can be based on formulas that approximate the probability or provide a likelihood score of a user selecting a given result, where a measured similarity between a given object and previously identified results tends to decrease the calculated probability approximation or likelihood score for that object." The patent application was filed on Nov. 21, 2011 (13/300,987). 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=83,74,985.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,985&RS=PN/83,74,985 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Advertisement Customization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,935) developed by Nathan P. Lucash, San Francisco, for an advertisement customization.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems and computer program products for customizing one or more advertisements are described. Specifically, advertisements may be customized using information from content of a web page prior to viewing by a user. For example, the rendering of the text of an advertisement may be in a same size, color, and font type as the text on the web page into which the advertisement is integrated. In addition, the advertisement may be displayed using a same color scheme as that used by the web page such that the advertisement may be enhanced in terms of notice and interaction by the user." The patent application was filed on Feb. 21, 2012 (13/401,754). 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=83,74,935.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,935&RS=PN/83,74,935 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Clustering to Spread Comments to other Documents ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,975) developed by five co-inventors for "clustering to spread comments to other documents." The co-inventors are Michal Cierniak, Palo Alto, Calif., Donn Denman, Los Gatos, Calif., Derek Prothro, San Francisco, Tony Hsieh, Cupertino, Calif., and Marc Pawliger, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A server device receives a comment associated with a first document, where the comment provides an opinion of, or remarks upon, a content of the first document. The server device obtains document clustering information which indicates that the first document is clustered with one or more second documents and stores, in a memory associated with the server device, the comment in association with the first document and the one or more second documents. The server device presents the comment in connection with the first document or one of the one or more second documents when the first document or the one of the one or more second documents is accessed by a user." The patent application was filed on Aug. 12, 2009 (12/539,913). 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=83,74,975.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,975&RS=PN/83,74,975 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,998) developed by Nicholas Vautier, San Carlos, Calif., for "computer implemented methods and systems to facilitate retrieval and viewing of call center contact and customer information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method of enabling a customer service agent to retrieve customer and contact information from a database coupled to a computer system may include receiving a communication from a person; asking the person to provide contact details and a customer, if any, with which the person is affiliated; entering search criteria that include the provided contact information and/or customer affiliation into the computer system to retrieve matching customer and contact information from the database; searching the database to retrieve all customers and contacts that match at least one of the entered search criteria, and viewing, on a single screen displayed by the computer system, a first search results box that is configured to display information relating to contacts retrieved from the database and a second search results box that is configured to display information relating to customers retrieved from the database." The patent application was filed on July 10, 2006 (11/456,468). 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=83,74,998.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,998&RS=PN/83,74,998 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Gogrid Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Gogrid, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,374,929) developed by Paul Lappas, San Francisco, John Martin Keagy, San Francisco, and Nicholas F. Peterson, El Cerrito, Calif., for a "system and method for billing for hosted services." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Some embodiments provide a system and method for projecting billing of a specified server configuration. In some embodiments, the projected billing is determined by identifying a set of allocated resources for the server configuration. In some embodiments, the set of resources include an amount of allocated RAM, network bandwidth, disk storage, processing power, etc. The set of resources are then projected over a billing period. Some embodiments determine a projection for the configuration as each component of the configuration is specified within a graphical user interface. Additionally, some embodiments determine a projection for the configuration after the entire configuration is specified within the graphical user interface." The patent application was filed on Aug. 7, 2007 (11/834,726). 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=83,74,929.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,929&RS=PN/83,74,929 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Kofax Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Kofax, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,977) developed by Mauritius A. R. Schmidtler, Escondido, Calif., and Christopher K. Harris, San Diego, for "methods and systems for transductive data classification." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method, data processing apparatus, and article of manufacture are provided for classifying data. Labeled data points are received, each of the labeled data points having at least one label indicating whether the data point is a training example for data points for being included in a designated category or a training example for data points being excluded from a designated category; receiving unlabeled data points; receiving at least one predetermined cost factor of the labeled data points and unlabeled data points; training a transductive classifier using MED through iterative calculation using the at least one cost factor and the labeled data points and the unlabeled data points as training examples; applying the trained classifier to classify at least one of the unlabeled data points, the labeled data points, and input data points; and outputting a classification of the classified data points, or derivative thereof." The patent application was filed on March 10, 2010 (12/721,393). 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=83,74,977.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,977&RS=PN/83,74,977 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intellectual Ventures II Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Intellectual Ventures II, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (RE43,991) developed by four co-inventors for "method of color filter design and color reproduction under the effect of pixel crosstalk in CMOS image sensors." The co-inventors are Qun Sun, San Jose, Calif., Hui Tian, Cupertino, Calif., Chen Feng, Snohomish, Wash., and Jim Li, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is directed at method of designing a Color Filter Arrays (CFA) for CMOS image sensors under the effects of crosstalk for optimal color reproduction. Instead of a focus on lowering crosstalk, a novel method of designing color filter spectral responses to compensate for the effect of crosstalk at the color imaging system level is proposed. As part of this method, a color reproduction model for CMOS and CCD image sensor under the effect of crosstalk is also proposed." The patent application was filed on Nov. 24, 2010 (12/954,276). 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=RE43,991&OS=RE43,991&RS=RE43,991 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Visa USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Visa USA, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,374,932) developed by John N. Marchetti, Monrovia, Md., and Matthew Mullen, Danville, Calif., for "payment entity device transaction processing using multiple payment methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method begins with a payment entity device receiving accounts payable data file from a client entity processing module. The method continues with the payment entity device determining a method of payment for an account payable of the accounts payable data file in accordance with a payables profile. The method continues with the payment entity device initiating a first type of payment for the account payable when the method of payment is a first type; initiating a second type of payment for the account payable, when the method of payment is a second type, or initiating a third type of payment for the account payable when the method of payment is a third type." The patent application was filed on Feb. 13, 2008 (12/030,816). 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=83,74,932.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,932&RS=PN/83,74,932 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Callwave Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Callwave Communications, Santa Barbara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,917) developed by David S. Trandal, Santa Barbara, Calif., and David J. Brahm, Santa Barbara, Calif., for a call routing apparatus.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates generally to telecommunications and in particular to systems and methods for routing and placing telephone calls. In one embodiment, a call manager system is configured to place a call to a pay-per-call service, or to cause such a call to be placed by a user computer terminal, in response to a user initiating a purchase transaction over a computer network. In addition, the call may include billing information, such as the user's phone number, which is provided to the pay-per-call service so that the user can be billed for the call in an appropriate amount." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2011 (13/339,748). 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=83,74,917.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,917&RS=PN/83,74,917 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent for E-commerce Price Index ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,907) developed by Hy 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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