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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Nov. 14)
[November 14, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Nov. 14)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** Secure Storage Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Secure Storage Solutions, Portsmouth, N.H., has been assigned a patent (8,312,557) developed by Eran Steinberg, San Francisco, for a "secure storage device for transfer of data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described herein are methods and devices of securing data. For example, a method of securing data comprises receiving, by a secure storage device, unsecure data from a source. The secure storage device is removably attached to the source. The method further comprises securing the unsecure data within the secure storage device by performing digital processing related to the unsecure data to create secure data. The secure storage device is responsive to the same protocol as an unsecure storage device and as a result the secure storage device is transparent to the source. The source responds to the secure storage device as if it were an unsecure storage device." The patent application was filed on May 17, 2010 (12/781,003). 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=8,312,557&OS=8,312,557&RS=8,312,557 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Taylor Made Golf Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Taylor Made Golf, Carlsbad, Calif., has been assigned a patent (RE43,801) developed by five co-inventors for a golf club head. The co-inventors are Bing-Ling Chao, San Diego, Brian Weed, Gloucester, Mass., Peter Larsen, San Marcos, Calif., Gery Zimmerman, Fallbrook, Calif., and Benoit Vincent, Encinitas, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A golf club head has a body having a top, a sole, a toe end, a heel end, and a forward wall. The forward wall defines a front opening about which a face support is disposed. The face support receives a face plate, thereby enclosing the front opening of the body. The face support includes portions proximate to the top, the toe end, and the heel end, each portion having a peripheral member extending rearward from the forward wall and a rear member extending inward from the peripheral member, with respect to the front opening. The face support can be combined with a preferred face construction and weight elements to optimize club head performance to help a golfer achieve greater distance and control." The patent application was filed on May 31, 2011 (13/149,485). 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=RE43,801&OS=RE43,801&RS=RE43,801 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Pomona, Calif., has been assigned a patent (PP23,174) developed by Thomas F. Carruth, Altadena, Calif., for a "floribunda rose plant named 'WEKplalajaro'." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A new variety of Floribunda rose suitable for garden decoration, having flowers of salmon blend blushing scarlet coloration." The patent application was filed on Nov. 24, 2010 (12/927,799). 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=PP23,174&OS=PP23,174&RS=PP23,174 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for Anti-malware Scanning in a Portable Application Virtualized Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,547) developed by William E. Sobel, Stevenson Ranch, Calif., and Bruce McCorkendale, Manhattan Beach, Calif., for an "anti-malware scanning in a portable application virtualized environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer includes a portable environment including a portable file system located on a removable storage device, the portable environment using virtualization in a host operating system. A path translation module translates a virtualized path of a file in the portable file system to an actual path of the file. The virtualized path is the path in the context of a portable user application running in the portable environment, and the actual path is the path in the context of the host operating system. A malware detection module executing directly under the host operating system determines whether the file contains malware using the actual path of the file and takes remedial actions if malware is detected." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2008 (12/059,764). 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=8,312,547&OS=8,312,547&RS=8,312,547 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Network Appliance Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Network Appliance, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,548) developed by four co-inventors for a "volume metadata update system for antivirus attributes." The co-inventors are Isabelle Cnudde, Sunnyvale, Calif., Rommel Dongre, Sunnyvale, Calif., David Grunwald, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Wes Witte, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A volume metadata manager manages volume metadata including antivirus attributes. When a volume is to be relocated, the volume metadata manager updates a generation indicator in volume-level metadata for the volume but does not update a generation indicator in file-level metadata for a file in the volume. After the volume is relocated, the volume metadata manager updates the generation indicator and antivirus attributes of the file when the file is requested for access." The patent application was filed on April 24, 2009 (12/429,913). 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=8,312,548&OS=8,312,548&RS=8,312,548 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for System and Method of Managing Protected Video Content ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,312,558) developed by Dipak Ghosal, El Cerrito, Calif., Canhui Ou, Danville, Calif., and Zhi Li, San Ramon, Calif., for a "system and method of managing protected video content." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of managing protected video content is presented that includes inspecting a packet stream received from a subscriber broadband interface, where the packet stream includes video content. The method also includes generating a signature based on the video content and comparing the generated signature with a stored signature corresponding to protected video content. In a particular embodiment, the method can include storing data indicating that the protected video content has been re-distributed from the subscriber broadband interface when the generated signature matches the stored signature." The patent application was filed on Jan. 3, 2007 (11/649,381). 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=8,312,558&OS=8,312,558&RS=8,312,558 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for Mechanism to Search Information Content for Preselected Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,553) developed by four co-inventors for a "mechanism to search information content for preselected data." The co-inventors are Kevin T. Rowney, San Francisco, Michael R. Wolfe, San Francisco, Mythili Gopalakrishnan, San Francisco, and Vitali Fridman, Belmont, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for detecting preselected data embedded in information content is described. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving information content and detecting in the information content a sequence of content fragments that may contain a portion of preselected data. The method further comprises determining whether a sub-set of these content fragments matches any sub-set of the preselected data using an abstract data structure that defines a tabular structure of the preselected data." The patent application was filed on June 23, 2009 (12/490,258). 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=8,312,553&OS=8,312,553&RS=8,312,553 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Oracle America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Oracle America, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,544) developed by Sunay Tripathi, Palo Alto, Calif., Nicolas G. Droux, San Jose, Calif., and Yuzo Watanabe, San Francisco, for a "method and apparatus for limiting denial of service attack by limiting traffic for hosts." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for controlling a denial of service attack involves receiving a plurality of packets from a network, identifying an attacking host based on a severity level of the denial of service attack from the network, wherein the attacking host is identified by an identifying attack characteristic associated with one of the plurality of packets associated with the attacking host, analyzing each of the plurality of packets by a classifier to determine to which of a plurality of temporary data structures each of the plurality of packet is forwarded, forwarding each of the plurality of packets associated with the identifying attack characteristic to one of the plurality of temporary data structures matching the severity level of the denial of service attack as determined by the classifier, requesting a number of packets from the one of the plurality of temporary data structures matching the severity level by the virtual serialization queue, and forwarding the number of packets to the virtual serialization queue." The patent application was filed on Nov. 3, 2009 (12/611,467). 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=8,312,544&OS=8,312,544&RS=8,312,544 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Packetmotion Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Packetmotion, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,522) developed by four co-inventors for a "monitoring network traffic by using a monitor device." The co-inventors are Pramod John, Hayward, Calif., Tsehua A. Chen, Saratoga, Calif., Mitchell T. Christensen, Livermore, Calif., and Maxine R. Erlund, Cupertino, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A solution is provided for associating network traffic traversing on a networked environment according to a selected category item, such as a user name or other network entity identity-related information, by using a monitor device. The solution includes: obtaining user information from the directory service by obtaining at least one set of user object attributes from the directory service; identifying at least one authentication exchange packet from packets traversing on the networked environment; extracting a user ID and a network address from the authentication exchange packet; filtering or selecting packets traversing on the network environment that each have a network address equivalent to the extracted network address; and associating packets that were selected with user information having a name attribute equivalent to the extracted user ID." The patent application was filed on May 3, 2010 (12/772,960). 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=8,312,522&OS=8,312,522&RS=8,312,522 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Time Warner Cable Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Time Warner Cable, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,312,504) developed by seven co-inventors for "program storage, retrieval and management based on segmentation messages." The co-inventors are John B. Carlucci, Boulder, Colo., Louis D. Williamson, Denver, John W. Callahan, Broomfield, Colo., Erik G. Urdang, Boulder, Colo., David M. Kimble, Escondido, Calif., Thomas L. Gonder, Westminster, Colo., and Joseph Buehl, Studio City, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Segmentation messages indicative of locations of upcoming events, such as the start and end of programs and program portions, and/or rights related to the programs and program portions, are used by cable systems and the like to store programs and program portions for later retrieval and transmission to customers on request. Storage, retrieval and management of programming is thereby facilitated. Methods and systems are disclosed." The patent application was filed on May 1, 2003 (10/428,719). 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=8,312,504&OS=8,312,504&RS=8,312,504 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for Using URL Reputation Data to Selectively Block Cookies ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,543) developed by Patrick Gardner, Culver City, Calif., for "using URL reputation data to selectively block cookies." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer system detects and selectively blocks a cookie associated with a website. The system monitors a network traffic stream directed to a client from a website and detects presence of a cookie associated with the website in the network traffic stream. The system detects the cookie in the network traffic stream by analyzing the network stream using a network traffic filtering scheme, such as a deep packet inspection engine. The system further determines a reputation of the website in response to detecting the cookie in the network traffic stream. A reputation of a website represents an assessment of whether the website is trustworthy. Based on the determined reputation of the website, the system selectively blocks the cookie from being stored in the client if the reputation of the website is bad." The patent application was filed on June 3, 2009 (12/495,111). 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=8,312,543&OS=8,312,543&RS=8,312,543 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** McAfee Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- McAfee, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,535) developed by Bryson P. Gordon, Campbell, Calif., and Ryan L. Schneider, Oakwood, Ohio, for a "system, method, and computer program product for interfacing a plurality of related applications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method and computer program product are provided for interfacing a plurality of applications. Initially, a signal is received at an interface indicating that a first application has responded to an event with a first response. The interface, in turn, prompts a second response to the event by a second application." The patent application was filed on Dec. 12, 2002 (10/318,559). 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=8,312,535&OS=8,312,535&RS=8,312,535 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for System and Method for Providing Security in a Network Environment Using Accounting Information ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,530) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and method for providing security in a network environment using accounting information." The co-inventors are Hien T. Thai, Elk Grove, Calif., Kevin D. Shatzkamer, New York, Andrew G. Gasson, Madrid, Spain, Laurent Andriantsiferana, Valbone, France, Eric Hamel, Paris, and Jayaraman R. Iyer, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to one embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a method for providing security in a network environment that includes receiving a flow that propagates through an access gateway. The flow is initiated by an end user associated with the flow and propagates through a network. The method also includes receiving accounting information indicative of the termination of the flow. In response, tearing down of the communication associated with the flow is initiated." The patent application was filed on May 24, 2006 (11/420,186). 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=8,312,530&OS=8,312,530&RS=8,312,530 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** LSI Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- LSI, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,499) developed by Elliot N. Linzer, Suffern, N.Y., and Aaron G. Wells, Oakland, Calif., for "tunneling information in compressed audio and/or video bit streams." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for conveying private or enhancement information in a compressed bit stream comprising the steps of (A) generating a compressed bit stream in response to a first data stream and a plurality of encoding choices and (B) controlling the encoding choices in response to a second data stream comprising one or both of the private information and the enhancement information." The patent application was filed on Sept. 13, 2004 (10/939,786). 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=8,312,499&OS=8,312,499&RS=8,312,499 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for Reputation Based Identification of False Positive Malware Detections ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,537) developed by Carey S. Nachenberg, Northridge, Calif., and Kent E. Griffin, Santa Monica, Calif., for "reputation based identification of false positive malware detections." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A signature is identified in association with an entity at a client. A reputation score associated with the entity is identified, the reputation score indicating a likelihood that the entity will compromise the client. Whether the signature detection event is a false positive signature detection event is evaluated based on the reputation score and reported." The patent application was filed on March 28, 2008 (12/058,490). 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=8,312,537&OS=8,312,537&RS=8,312,537 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Avaya Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Avaya, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,312,518) developed by four co-inventors for an "island of trust in a service-oriented environment." The co-inventors are Joel M. Ezell, Broomfield, Colo., Manish Gaur, Pleasanton, Calif., Richard J. Pennenga, East Windsor, N.J., and Andrew Zmolek, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is directed to establishing an island of trust using credentials issued by a manufacturer or service provider and protecting the credentials by embedding them in application code." The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2007 (11/862,849). 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=8,312,518&OS=8,312,518&RS=8,312,518 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for User-assisted Security System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,539) developed by Carey S. Nachenberg, Northridge, Calif., and Rowan Trollope, Woodland Hills, Calif., for an user-assisted security system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A user-assisted security software program alerts a user when a new pop-up is displayed from a suspicious source application. If the source application may be suspicious if it has a low reputation. Displayed in connection with the pop-up, the alert prompts the user to indicate whether the source application that generated the pop-up should be trusted. If the user indicates that the source application is not trusted, the security software declares the source application to be malicious. The malicious code can then be dealt with, such as by removing it from the computing system, blocking it from generating new pop-ups, and preventing further network communications. The user's feedback about the source application may also be used to adjust the application's reputation." The patent application was filed on July 11, 2008 (12/172,046). 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=8,312,539&OS=8,312,539&RS=8,312,539 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Workday Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Workday, Pleasanton, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,516) developed by John Malatesta, Alamo, Calif., for "security permissions with dynamic definition." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Deriving permissions is disclosed. A request is received from a requestor to perform a database system transaction. One or more permissions associated with the requestor are determined by deriving the one or more permissions based at least in part on database data." The patent application was filed on June 20, 2006 (11/471,027). 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=8,312,516&OS=8,312,516&RS=8,312,516 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Scenera Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Scenera Technologies, Portsmouth, N.H., has been assigned a patent (8,312,514) developed by Eric C. Anderson, San Jose, Calif., for a "device ownership transfer from a network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A home relationship is established between a device and a network by storing an ownership record in the device that identifies the network, and storing in the network a device identifier that identifies the device. Thereafter, communication is established between the device and the network. The ownership record is then transmitted from the network to the device, and automatic access to the device is granted to the network once the device verifies the transmitted ownership record against the ownership record stored in the device. In addition, the device identifier is transmitted from the device to the network, and automatic access to the network is granted to the device once the network verifies the transmitted device identifier against the device identifier stored in the network." The patent application was filed on Oct. 4, 2010 (12/897,182). 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=8,312,514&OS=8,312,514&RS=8,312,514 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** A10 Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- A10 Networks, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,507) developed by Lee Chen, Saratoga, Calif., John Chiong, San Jose, Calif., and Dennis Oshiba, Fremont, Calif., for a "system and method to apply network traffic policy to an application session." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Method for applying a security policy to an application session, includes: recognizing the application session between a network and an application via a security gateway; determining by the security gateway a user identity of the application session using information about the application session; obtaining by the security gateway the security policy comprising network parameters mapped to the user identity; and applying the security policy to the application session by the security gateway. The user identity may be a network user identity or an application user identity recognized from packets of the application session. The security policy may comprise a network traffic policy mapped and/or a document access policy mapped to the user identity, where the network traffic policy is applied to the application session. The security gateway may further generate a security report concerning the application of the security policy to the application session." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2010 (12/788,339). 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=8,312,507&OS=8,312,507&RS=8,312,507 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for Hygiene-based Computer Security ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,536) developed by Carey S. Nachenberg, Northridge, Calif., and Kent E. Griffin, Santa Monica, Calif., for a hygiene-based computer security.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A reputation server is coupled to multiple clients via a network. Each client has a security module that detect malware at the client. The security module computes a hygiene score based on detected malware and provides it to the reputation server. The security module monitors client encounters with entities such as files, programs, and websites. When a client encounters an entity, the security module obtains a reputation score for the entity from the reputation server. The security module evaluates the reputation score and optionally cancels an activity involving the entity. The reputation server computes reputation scores for the entities based on the clients' hygiene scores and operations performed in response to the evaluations. The reputation server prioritizes malware submissions from the client security modules based on the reputation scores." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2006 (11/618,215). 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=8,312,536&OS=8,312,536&RS=8,312,536 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Providing Program Restart Functionality in a Digital Video Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,493) developed by Khalid Mohammed Azam, Fremont, Calif., Andrew Palfreyman, San Jose, Calif., and John Pickens, Newark, Calif., for a "providing program restart functionality in a digital video network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique for providing program restart functionality in a digital video network involves receiving requests from different end-user devices to restart a program and servicing the program restart requests from the different end-user devices via a single broadcast stream. In an embodiment, program restart requests that are received within an established time interval, referred to as an aggregation interval, are serviced by the same broadcast stream. Additionally, during the aggregation interval and before the program restart begins, personalized content can be provided to the end-user devices via, for example, unicasting. Once the aggregation interval is over, all of the unicast streams are switched over to the same broadcast stream and the program broadcast is restarted. In an embodiment, a switch buffer is provided just before the restarted broadcast stream in order to ensure a smooth transition from each of the multiple unicast streams to the restarted broadcast stream." The patent application was filed on June 18, 2008 (12/141,362). 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=8,312,493&OS=8,312,493&RS=8,312,493 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Juniper Networks Assigned Patent for System for Slowing Password Attacks ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,540) developed by Clifford E. Kahn, Westford, Mass., Jeffrey C. Venable Sr., Union City, Calif., and Roger A. Chickering, Granite Bay, Calif., for "system for slowing password attacks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In general, the invention is directed toward techniques for controlling access to a network or other computing resource in order to slow down the execution of a password attack while providing minimal obstruction to normal network activity. The method includes generating a history of successful network logins, detecting symptoms of a network password attack, and activating countermeasures in response to the detection. The method further includes receiving a valid login request from the user while the countermeasures are activated and analyzing the history of successful network logins to determine whether the valid login request satisfies a match condition. The method further includes granting the user access to the network when the valid login request satisfies the match condition and denying the user access to the network when the valid login request does not satisfy the match condition even though the valid login request contains a valid username and a valid password." The patent application was filed on Aug. 26, 2008 (12/198,674). 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=8,312,540&OS=8,312,540&RS=8,312,540 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Online Ranking Protocol ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,004) developed by six co-inventors for an online ranking protocol. The co-inventors are Lawrence Wen-Kai Shih, Mountain View, Calif., Adam Sah, Santa Cruz, Calif., Daniel S. Tarlow, Toronto, Beverly Yang, Cupertino, Calif., Ryohei Takahashi, Mountain View, Calif., and Christopher Rohrs, Mountain View, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for exchanging information in accordance with a protocol. In one aspect, signals reporting user actions related to resources and ranking data ranking the resources based on the signals are exchanged in accordance with a protocol. The protocol defines types of user actions that can be reported by the signals, a format for specifying values for one or more of a set of predefined parameters for qualifying the user actions, a format for specifying one or more subscriber-specific parameters relating to the resources or the user actions, and a format for identifying resources to which the user actions are related using a namespace defined by the subscriber." The patent application was filed on Oct. 18, 2007 (11/874,889). 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=83,12,004.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,004&RS=PN/83,12,004 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Palo Alto Research Center Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,021) developed by Irina Matveeva, Chicago, and Ayman Farahart, San Francisco, for a "generalized latent semantic analysis." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that builds an association tensor (such as a matrix) to facilitate document and word-level processing operations. During operation, the system uses terms from a collection of documents to build an association tensor, which contains values representing pair-wise similarities between terms in the collection of documents. During this process, if a given value in the association tensor is calculated based on an insufficient number of samples, the system determines a corresponding value from a reference document collection, and then substitutes the corresponding value for the given value in the association tensor. After the association tensor is obtained, a dimensionality reduction method is applied to compute a low-dimensional vector space representation for the vocabulary terms. Document vectors are computed as linear combinations of term vectors." The patent application was filed on Sept. 16, 2005 (11/228,924). 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=83,12,021.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,021&RS=PN/83,12,021 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Local Business Ranking Using Mapping Information ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,010) developed by Johnny Chen, Mountain View, Calif., and Clarence Chris Mysen, Menlo Park, Calif., for a "local business ranking using mapping information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for ranking local businesses. One or more signals indicating one or more actions related to a plurality of business listings are received. The business listings are ranked based on the signals. A search query is received, and in response to the search query, one or more of the business listings are presented in an order based at least on the ranking." The patent application was filed on Aug. 16, 2007 (11/840,202). 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=83,12,010.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,010&RS=PN/83,12,010 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Area Efficient Neuromorphic Circuits Using Field Effect Transistors and Variable Resistance Material ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,311,965) developed by four co-inventors for "area efficient neuromorphic circuits using field effect transistors (FET) and variable resistance material." The co-inventors are Matthew J. Breitwisch, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Chung Hon Lam, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Dharmendra S. Modha, San Jose, Calif., and Bipin Rajendran, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A neuromorphic circuit includes a first field effect transistor in a first diode configuration establishing an electrical connection between a first gate and a first drain of the first field effect transistor. The neuromorphic circuit also includes a second field effect transistor in a second diode configuration establishing an electrical connection between a second gate and a second drain of the second field effect transistor. The neuromorphic circuit further includes variable resistance material electrically connected to both the first drain and the second drain, where the variable resistance material provides a programmable resistance value. The neuromorphic circuit additionally includes a first junction electrically connected to the variable resistance material and providing a first connection point to an output of a neuron circuit, and a second junction electrically connected to the variable resistance material and providing a second connection point to the output of the neuron circuit." The patent application was filed on Nov. 18, 2009 (12/620,624). 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=83,11,965.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,965&RS=PN/83,11,965 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,964) developed by Petros Efstathopoulos, Los Angeles, Fanglu Guo, Los Angeles, and Dharmesh Shah, San Jose, Calif., for a "progressive sampling for deduplication indexing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for efficiently reducing a number of duplicate blocks of stored data. A file server both removes duplicate data and prevents duplicate data from being stored in the shared storage. A sampling rate may be used to determine which fingerprints, or hash values, are stored in an index. The sampling rate may be modified in response to changes in characteristics of the system, such as a change in the shared storage size, a change in a utilization of the shared storage, a change in the size of the storage unit, and reaching a threshold corresponding to utilization of the index. Also, a small cache may be maintained for holding fingerprint and pointer pair values prefetched from the shared storage. Each prefetched pair may be associated with data corresponding to a previous hit in the index. The association may be related to spatial locality, temporal locality, or otherwise." The patent application was filed on Nov. 12, 2009 (12/617,426). 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=83,11,964.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,964&RS=PN/83,11,964 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,312,003) developed by Boaz Patt-Shamir, Tel Aviv, Israel, Mark Rogers Tuttle, Arlington, Mass., and Eytan Adar, Mountain View, Calif., for a "computer method and apparatus for collaborative web searches." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Computer method and apparatus for collaborative web search operate in an intranet with non-existent or defective link structure. A search engine produces an initial search result list in response to a user query. A list optimizer reranks pages on the initial list based on implicit user recommendation or endorsement of pages. A last click heuristic defines user endorsement of a page. To form the final result list, the list optimizer scores each page according to reranking, a textual match (or information retrieval score) of the page with the query and an adjustment value." The patent application was filed on Dec. 16, 2004 (11/014,600). 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=83,12,003.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,003&RS=PN/83,12,003 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Yahoo! Assigned Patent for System and Method for Automatic Detection of Needy Queries ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,011) developed by Christopher Olston, Mountain View, Calif., and Sandeep Pandey, Santa Clara, Calif., for a "system and method for automatic detection of needy queries." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to methods, systems, and computer readable media comprising instructions for identifying needy queries for which additional responsive content is needed. The method of the present invention comprises receiving a query comprising one or more terms and retrieving one or more content items identified as responsive to the query, the one or more content items ranked according to one or more ranking techniques. A score is generated for the one or more ranked content items identified as responsive to the query. A determination is thereafter made as to whether the query is needy based upon a comparison of the one or more scores associated with the one or more content items identified as responsive to the query and a needy query score threshold." The patent application was filed on May 16, 2011 (13/108,233). 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=83,12,011.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,011&RS=PN/83,12,011 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,012) developed by Radhika Malpani, Palo Alto, Calif., Cheng Yang, Foster City, Calif., and Yonatan Zunger, Mountain View, Calif., for an "automatic determination of whether a document includes an image gallery." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Image galleries are automatically located within documents, such as web pages. Documents that are determined to contain image galleries may be treated differently when storing the document for later retrieval by an image search engine. In one implementation, the image galleries are automatically located within a document by calculating position information indicating relative positions of images in the document. The document may be determined to contain an image gallery when the position information indicates that the images in the document are generally evenly distributed." The patent application was filed on July 23, 2010 (12/842,545). 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=83,12,012.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,012&RS=PN/83,12,012 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Obtaining User Preferences for Query Results ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,009) developed by Michael C. Bostock, San Francisco, for "obtaining user preferences for query results." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that obtains user preferences for query results. First, in response to a query, the system presents a ranked list of query results to a user. The system then receives a request from the user to change the position of a query result in the ranked list of query results. Based on the change in position of the query result, the system infers at least one preference of the user between the query result and other query results in the ranked list." The patent application was filed on Feb. 14, 2007 (11/706,105). 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=83,12,009.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,009&RS=PN/83,12,009 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** EMC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,312,006) developed by six co-inventors for a "cluster storage using delta compression." The co-inventors are R. Hugo Patterson, Mountain View, Calif., Kai Li, Seattle, Ming Benjamin Zhu, Cedar Park, Texas, Sazzala Venkata Reddy, Sunnyvale, Calif., Umesh Maheshwari, San Jose, Calif., and Edward K. Lee, Mountain View, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Storage of data segments is disclosed. For each segment, a similar segment to the segment is identified, wherein the similar segment is already managed by a cluster node. In the event the similar segment is identified, a reference to the similar segment and a delta between the similar segment and the segment are caused to be stored instead of the segment." The patent application was filed on April 19, 2011 (13/090,166). 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=83,12,006.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,006&RS=PN/83,12,006 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Determining Content to be Provided by an Entity for Rendering via a Resource in a Target Document or Notifying an Alternative Entity of the Availability of the Resource ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,001) developed by seven co-inventors for a "determining content to be provided by an entity for rendering via a resource in a target document or notifying an alternative entity of the availability of the resource." The co-inventors are Kenneth W. Bronson, Venice, Calif., Kevan Quincy Newton, Los Angeles, Jason Liebman, New York, Rama Ranganath, Mountain View, Calif., Narayanan Shivakumar, San Jose, Calif., Deepak Jindal, Mountain View, Calif., and Yingwei Claire Cui, Cupertino, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for allowing a resource associated with a target document usable for ad rendering by a first entity to be used for rendering of content by a second entity. Depending on one or more conditions, the first entity either uses the resource to render at least one ad or allows a second entity to use at least a portion of the resource to render content." The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2011 (13/035,555). 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=83,12,001.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,001&RS=PN/83,12,001 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Yahoo! Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,014) developed by Qi Lu, San Jose, Calif., John Thrall, Fremont, Calif., and David Ku, Palo Alto, Calif., for a lateral search.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A search query is received. Personal information for a user is then determined. A search is performed in a general subdomain of general content using the search query. For example, the general subdomain of general content may be a WWW search. Then, a vertical subdomain is determined based on the personal information. A search is then performed in the vertical subdomain of specialized content using the search query. The search performed in the general subdomain and the search performed in the vertical subdomain generate general search results and vertical search results. The results may be combined and outputted to a client." The patent application was filed on Dec. 27, 2004 (11/024,234). 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=83,12,014.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,014&RS=PN/83,12,014 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** salesforce.com Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- salesforce.com, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,312,013) developed by Andrew Smith, San Francisco, Craig Weissman, San Francisco, and Punit Jain, Cupertino, Calif., for an "on-demand service system, method and computer program product for linking a custom share row cause to a sharing record associated with a custom object." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for linking a custom share row cause to a sharing record associated with a custom object in an on-demand service. These mechanisms and methods for linking custom share row causes to sharing records associated with an instance of a custom object in an on-demand service can enable a user or code executed by a user to share a custom object record with one or more users and to specify a custom row cause in that sharing record. The ability of embodiments to link custom share row causes to sharing records may allow users of such on-demand services to utilize custom row causes to determine why a sharing record was added and to identify the source of a sharing record." The patent application was filed on May 8, 2009 (12/463,320). 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=83,12,013.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,013&RS=PN/83,12,013 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Yahoo! Assigned Patent for System for Display Advertising Optimization using Click or Conversion Performance ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,885) developed by eight co-inventors for a "system for display advertising optimization using click or conversion performance." The co-inventors are Oliver Kennedy, New York, Tasos Anastasakos, San Jose, Calif., Jianchang Mao, San Jose, Calif., Erik Vee, San Mateo, Calif., Jayavel Shanmugasundaram, Santa Clara, Calif., Sergei Vassilvitskii, New York, Jian Yang, Palo Alto, Calif., and John Tomlin, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An advertisement impression distribution system includes a data processing system operable to generate an allocation plan for serving advertisement impressions. The allocation plan allocates a first portion of advertisement impressions to satisfy guaranteed demand and a second portion of advertisement impressions to satisfy nonguaranteed demand. The data processing system includes an optimizer configured to establish a relationship between the first portion of advertisement impressions and the second portion of advertisement impressions. The relationship defines a range of proportions of allocation of the first portion and the second portion. The optimizer generates a solution maximizing guaranteed demand fairness, non-guaranteed demand revenue, and click value. The solution identifies a determined proportion of the first portion of advertisement impressions to serve and a determined proportion of the second portion of advertisement impressions to serve. The data processing system outputs the allocation plan to control serving of the advertisement impressions." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2009 (12/609,427). 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=8,311,885&OS=8,311,885&RS=8,311,885 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Adchemy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Adchemy, Foster City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,997) developed by David Robert Kauchak, San Mateo, Calif., Monifa Akanke Porter, Oakland, Calif., and Shreehari Manikarnika, Sunnyvale, Calif., for "generating targeted paid search campaigns." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In particular embodiments, annotating each keyword of a plurality of keywords with one or more labels of a plurality of labels, comprising: for each label, computing a score for the keyword document corresponding to the keyword and the label using an annotation model; and annotating the keyword with a specific label where the keyword document corresponding to the keyword and the specific label have the highest or the lowest score. Constructing a classifier based on a plurality of training keywords. For each keyword of the plurality of keywords, for each label annotating the keyword, calculating a second index-wise product between a word count vector of the keyword document corresponding to the keyword and a word count vector of the label document corresponding to the label; and predicting whether the label annotating the keyword is correct using the classifier with the second index-wise product as an input to the classifier." The patent application was filed on Jan. 3, 2012 (13/342,776). 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=83,11,997.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,997&RS=PN/83,11,997 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Teradata U.S. Assigned Patent for Query Logging in a Multi-database System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Teradata U.S., Dayton, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,311,989) developed by John Mark Morris, San Diego, and Douglas P. Brown, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., for a "query logging in a multi-database system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Query processing statistics are logged in a multi-database system containing a plurality of system databases. A plurality of query log entries generated using information regarding the execution of a plurality of queries are temporarily stored in a database query log (DBQL). The information is received from a plurality of system databases. Each query log entry is generated using information regarding execution of one query by the plurality of system databases. Each query log entry includes a field identifying a system database that was the source of the information in that entry. An express request is created upon occurrence of a triggering event. The express request contains a subset of the query log entries temporarily stored in the DBQL cache. The created express request is transmitted to a plurality of system databases and the contents of the transmitted express request are stored in each of plurality of system databases to which it was transmitted." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2008 (12/345,087). 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=83,11,989.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,989&RS=PN/83,11,989 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Rovi Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Rovi Solutions, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,978) developed by Anthony Maniscalco, San Carlos, Calif., and Michael Yates, North Las Vegas, Nev., for "computer enabled methods to inhibit file and volume name copying and to circumvent same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided here is a copy protection method and apparatus to confuse currently available personal computer software (and other content) copying packages by use of unexpected ("illegal") special characters in the volume (or directory) name for the software or other content or data subject to being copied. This method can be used alone or with a broad range of other known copy protection technologies such as RipGuard (available from Macrovision Corp.). Also provided here is a method and apparatus to defeat the confusion method, thereby allowing copying of such copy protected software." The patent application was filed on Feb. 3, 2011 (13/020,761). 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=83,11,978.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,978&RS=PN/83,11,978 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Mimosa Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Mimosa Systems, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,986) developed by Dhanesh Joshi, Cupertino, Calif., and Amol Tasgaonkar, Sunnyvale, Calif., for "determining database record content changes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Database backup system identifies and extracts any changed database record using only two copies of the database from two different points in time. A first copy of the database is generated at a first time. Copies of log files including changes to the database since the first time are generated at a second time. The copy of the log files is applied to the database copy, and any changed blocks of the first copy of the database are identified. The changed blocks and a second copy of the database are used to identify changes to any record of the database between the first and second time. An archived database is generated and updated over time by archiving only data of any record that subsequently changes. Restoration of the database to a state corresponding to any point in time uses only the archived database and data of changed data records." The patent application was filed on Sept. 16, 2010 (12/883,788). 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=83,11,986.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,986&RS=PN/83,11,986 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,974) developed by Yu Gong, Half Moon Bay, Calif., for a "modularized extraction, transformation, and loading for a database." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques exporting data and metadata from a source database environment to a target database environment are provided. The techniques include the steps of analyzing metadata that describes one or more items, the data for which is in a source database, where the one or more items include at least one of a view, a sequence, a dimension, a cube, an ETL mapping, and any database object for which the metadata is stored outside of the source and target databases. The data for each item resides in a data file associated with the source database. The data for each item is incorporated into the target database based on the metadata by providing the target database access to an incorporated data file, where the incorporated data file is the data file or a copy thereof. Techniques are also provided for exporting database data from the source database. The techniques include extracting metadata that describes one or more items, the data for which is in the source database, where the one or more items include at least one of the structures described above. The data for each item resides in a data file associated with the source database. After the exporting, a database server that manages the target database is provided access to an incorporated data file, where the incorporated data file is the data file or a copy thereof." The patent application was filed on Feb. 20, 2004 (10/783,779). 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=83,11,974.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,974&RS=PN/83,11,974 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Conflict Management During Data Object Synchronization between Client and Server ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,981) developed by four co-inventors for a "conflict management during data object synchronization between client and server." The co-inventors are David E. Braginsky, Mountain View, Calif., Justin M. Rosenstein, Oakland, Calif., Eric Joseph Uhrhane, Palo Alto, Calif., and David Jeske, San Francisco.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A client stores client metadata entries corresponding to a plurality of data objects. During a first phase of a synchronization process, the client sends one or more client metadata entries to a server. Each client metadata entry sent corresponds to a data object for which at least one metadata parameter has changed since a prior execution of the synchronization process. During a second phase of the synchronization process, the client receives from the server one or more server metadata entries, each having at least one parameter that has changed since a prior execution of the synchronization process. The client identifies any received server metadata entry that conflicts with a corresponding client metadata entry, requests a user to select from among a predefined set of conflict resolutions to resolve the conflict, and the performs an action in accordance with the conflict resolution selected by the user." The patent application was filed on May 4, 2009 (12/435,317). 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=83,11,981.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,981&RS=PN/83,11,981 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Namespace Consistency for a Wide-area File System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,311,980) developed by Yasushi Saito, Mountain View, Calif., and Christos Karamanolis, Los Gatos, Calif., for a "namespace consistency for a wide-area file system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention is a system for and a method of maintaining namespace consistency in a wide-area file system. In one embodiment, a wide-area file system has a plurality of replicas for a file. Each replica of a file and parent directories for the file are at a node. An update to a replica of the file is propagated to other replicas of the file. In response to receiving a propagated update to a replica at a node, the replica for the file at the node is updated. A directory operation (e.g., rename, link or unlink) may affect a backpointer for a replica. When a backpointer for a replica at a node is not consistent with the parent directories for the replica at the node, the the parent directories are modified to be consistent with the backpointer. A modification may be performed at a node while an earlier inconsistent modification may be ignored. As a result, consistency is maintained among the replicas." The patent application was filed on Dec. 1, 2003 (10/726,041). 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=83,11,980.PN.&OS 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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