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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Jersey (Jan. 3)
[January 03, 2013]

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

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

*** Telcordia Technologies, Toshiba Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Telcordia Technologies, Piscataway, N.J., and Toshiba, Tokyo, have been assigned a patent (8,345,599) developed by David Famolari, Stewartsville, N.J., Kyriakos Manousakis, New Brunswick, N.J., and Kaustubh Sinkar, New Brunswick, N.J., for "pre-evaluation of multiple network access points." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present application describes, inter alia, novel techniques to perform pre-evaluations of multiple Wi-Fi Access Points (AP) and Access Networks (AN). A pre-evaluation determines whether or not an AP is connected to the Internet and measures the path performance that the AN, via that particular AP, can offer between the mobile device and a pre-specified Internet host. In addition, the invention also discloses methods to determine whether the AN requires a user to actively authenticate themselves through a redirect log-on page." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2009 (12/569,719). 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=8,345,599&OS=8,345,599&RS=8,345,599 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus to Pre-qualify User Communities for Communication Services ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,345,560) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and apparatus to pre-qualify user communities for communication services." The co-inventors are James Gordon Beattie Jr., Bergenfield, N.J., Stephen J. Griesmer, Westfield, N.J., Debebe Assefa Asefa, Eatontown, N.J., and Stephen Francis Triano, Kearny, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Example methods and apparatus to pre-qualify user communities for communication services are disclosed. An example method comprises configuring a first remote network demarcation associated with a first loop to a loop-back state, interrogating the first loop to determine a first parameter representative of the first loop, configuring a second remote network demarcation associated with a second loop to the loop-back state, interrogating the second loop to determine a second parameter representative of the second loop, and compiling a report based on the first and second parameters, the report containing a value that represents a degree to which a communication service can be provided to a user community associated with the first and second loops." The patent application was filed on Dec. 12, 2008 (12/334,169). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,345,560&OS=8,345,560&RS=8,345,560 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** NEC Laboratories America Assigned Patent for Sequential Sensing Scheme for Cognitive Radio ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- NEC Laboratories America, Princeton, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,346,176) developed by Yan Xin, Princeton, N.J., Honghai Zhang, Trenton, N.J., and Sampath Rangarajan, Bridgewater, N.J., for a "sequential sensing scheme for cognitive radio." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for determining whether a given electromagnetic frequency is in use. An incoming signal is sampled and a test statistic is calculated based on the magnitude of the received samples and a predetermined constant. A determination is then made regarding whether the frequency is in use, based on whether the test statistic has exceeded a threshold." The patent application was filed on March 5, 2010 (12/718,422). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,176&OS=8,346,176&RS=8,346,176 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Comprehensive Information Market Exchange ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,346,594) developed by Lee Begeja, Gillette, N.J., David C. Gibbon, Lincroft, N.J., and Paul van Vleck, Austin, Texas, for a "comprehensive information market exchange." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and techniques for collecting information as authorized by information providers and sharing the information with information recipients according to criteria specified by the information providers. Information is collected from one or more of a variety of sources and stored in a provider profile, with the provider profile also specifying criteria for sharing the information, including payment required for sharing the information with particular categories of recipients. An exchange system is maintained allowing recipients to request or to otherwise specify needs for particular categories of information and payments to be provided by the information, and needs or requests of recipients for information are matched with criteria specified by providers, with information being transferred or used to provide results for a recipient and payment being transferred from the recipient to a provider or providers when a match between information needs and criteria for sharing information is identified." The patent application was filed on Sept. 9, 2008 (12/206,809). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,594&OS=8,346,594&RS=8,346,594 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** BGC Partners Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- BGC Partners, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,346,642) developed by Joseph C. Noviello, Summit, N.J., for "trading orders with decaying reserves." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In various embodiments, an apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The memory is communicatively coupled to the processor. The memory stores software instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive a trading order for a particular quantity of a trading product. The trading order specifies that a first portion of the particular quantity is a displayed quantity and that a second portion of the particular quantity is a reserved quantity. The trading order specifies at least one of a decay rule, a decay interval, a decay rate, decay quantity, and one or more conditions. The software instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to cause the reserved quantity to decay based at least in part on at least one of the decay rule, the decay interval, the decay rate, and the decay quantity, and one or more conditions." The patent application was filed on May 3, 2011 (13/100,137). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,642&OS=8,346,642&RS=8,346,642 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property II Assigned Patent for System and Method for Processing Speech Recognition ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- AT&T Intellectual Property II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,346,550) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for processing speech recognition." The co-inventors are Richard C. Rose, Florham Park, N.J., Sarangarajan Pathasarathy, Florham Park, N.J., Aaron Edward Rosenberg, Florham Park, N.J., and Shrikanth Sambasivan Narayanan, Los Angeles.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An automatic speech recognition (ASR) system and method is provided for controlling the recognition of speech utterances generated by an end user operating a communications device. The ASR system and method can be used with a mobile device that is used in a communications network. The ASR system can be used for ASR of speech utterances input into a mobile device, to perform compensating techniques using at least one characteristic and for updating an ASR speech recognizer associated with the ASR system by determined and using a background noise value and a distortion value that is based on the features of the mobile device. The ASR system can be used to augment a limited data input capability of a mobile device, for example, caused by limited input devices physically located on the mobile device." The patent application was filed on Feb. 14, 2011 (13/026,900). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,550&OS=8,346,550&RS=8,346,550 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hartford Fire Insurance Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Hartford Fire Insurance, Hartford, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,346,644) developed by Paul Reiss, West Caldwell, N.J., for a "method and system for reconciling equity hedge funds." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for tracking the compliance of a portfolio account used to finance benefit obligations containing a plurality of assets distributed among at least one fund category, containing at least one investment vehicle such as cash, stocks, bonds, insurance policies, is disclosed. The method monitors the balance of assets included in selected investment vehicles, e.g., stocks, equities and relates them to new or modified liability allocations. The method identifies a liability balance associated with selected ones of the investment vehicles within each of the fund categories, identifies an asset balance associated with the value of equities in the account and divests a portion of selected investment vehicles when the asset balance is in violation of a known regulation with regard to the liability balance. The method further provides an indication for reporting when the asset balance is within the known relation to the liability balance as required by appropriate regulations." The patent application was filed on Aug. 12, 2009 (12/539,934). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,644&OS=8,346,644&RS=8,346,644 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A distributed antenna system is provided for communicating with a plurality of base stations. The distributed antenna system includes a system controller and a master unit communicating with at least one of the plurality of base stations. A remote unit communicates over a high data rate media with the master unit and/or a downstream remote unit. Alternatively, the distributed antenna system includes a controller and a digital time/space crosspoint switch controlled by the controller. A digitizing transceiver is in communication with the digital time/space crosspoint switch. The crosspoint switch is configured to transmit and receive digital data through the digitizing transceiver." The patent application was filed on April 29, 2009 (12/431,872). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,091&OS=8,346,091&RS=8,346,091 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Porto Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Porto Technology, Portsmouth, N.H., has been assigned a patent (8,346,067) developed by Alfredo C. Issa, Apex, N.C., Richard J. Walsh, Raleigh, N.C., and Kunal Kandekar, Jersey City, N.J., for a "system and method for distributed trick play resolution using user preferences." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A media system and method for distributed trick play resolution using user preferences. The method of distributed trick play resolution in a distributed media group network, includes: determining trick play preferences at each of a plurality of peer nodes in the distributed media group network with respect to a media item; and resolving conflicting trick play preferences between the peer nodes based on the determined trick play preferences. Other embodiments are disclosed." The patent application was filed on Feb. 2, 2010 (12/656,529). 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=8,346,067&OS=8,346,067&RS=8,346,067 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property II Assigned Patent for System and Method for Indexing Voice Mail Messages by Speaker ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- AT&T Intellectual Property II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,346,539) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for indexing voice mail messages by speaker." The co-inventors are Julia Hirschberg, Cranford, N.J., Sarangarajan Parthasarathy, New Providence, N.J., Aaron Edward Rosenberg, Berkeley Heights, N.J., and Stephen Whittaker, Morristown, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides a system and method for indexing and organizing voice mail message by the speaker of the message. One or more speaker models are created from voice mail messages received. As additional messages are left, each of the new messages are compared with existing speaker models to determine the identity of the callers of each of the new messages. The voice mail messages are organized within a user's mailbox by caller. Unknown callers may be identified and tagged by the user and then used to create new speaker models and/or update existing speaker models." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2009 (12/648,909). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,539&OS=8,346,539&RS=8,346,539 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for System and Method for Supplemental Speech Recognition by Identified Idle Resources ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,346,549) developed by Andrej Ljolje, Morris Plains, N.J., and Mazin Gilbert, Warren, N.J., for a "system and method for supplemental speech recognition by identified idle resources." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for improving automatic speech recognition performance. A system practicing the method identifies idle speech recognition resources and establishes a supplemental speech recognizer on the idle resources based on overall speech recognition demand. The supplemental speech recognizer can differ from a main speech recognizer, and, along with the main speech recognizer, can be associated with a particular speaker. The system performs speech recognition on speech received from the particular speaker in parallel with the main speech recognizer and the supplemental speech recognizer and combines results from the main and supplemental speech recognizer. The system recognizes the received speech based on the combined results. The system can use beam adjustment in place of or in combination with a supplemental speech recognizer. A scheduling algorithm can tailor a particular combination of speech recognition resources and release the supplemental speech recognizer based on increased demand." The patent application was filed on Dec. 4, 2009 (12/631,131). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,549&OS=8,346,549&RS=8,346,549 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property II Assigned Patent for Operating Method for Voice Activity Detection/silence Suppression System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- AT&T Intellectual Property II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,346,543) developed by Bing Chen, Westfield, N.J., and James H. James, Farmingdale, N.J., for an "operating method for voice activity detection/silence suppression system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A VAD/SS system is connected to a channel of a transmission pipe. The channel provides a pathway for the transmission of energy. A method for operating a VAD/SS system includes detecting the energy on the channel, and activating or suppressing activation of the VAD/SS system depending upon the nature of the energy detected on the channel." The patent application was filed on May 17, 2011 (13/050,022). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,543&OS=8,346,543&RS=8,346,543 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** NEC Laboratories America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- NEC Laboratories America, Princeton, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,346,193) developed by Mohammad Ali Khojastepour, North Brunswick, N.J., and Narayan Prasad, Wyncote, Pa., for a "codebook with nested structure." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multi-rank beamforming (MRBF) scheme in which the downlink channel is estimated and an optimal precoding matrix to be used by the MRBF transmitter is determined accordingly. The optimal precoding matrix is selected from a codebook of matrices having a recursive structure which allows for efficient computation of the optimal precoding matrix and corresponding Signal to Interference and Noise Ratio (SINR). The codebook also enjoys a small storage footprint. Due to the computational efficiency and modest memory requirements, the optimal precoding determination can be made at user equipment (UE) and communicated to a transmitting base station over a limited uplink channel for implementation over the downlink channel." The patent application was filed on July 12, 2012 (13/547,617). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,193&OS=8,346,193&RS=8,346,193 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** RealMed Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- RealMed, Indianapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,346,643) developed by Dean F. Boyer, East Windsor, N.J., and W. Edward Hammersla III, Princeton Junction, N.J., for a "point of service third party financial management vehicle for the healthcare industry." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for point of service third party adjudicated payment, which includes providing payment system access information to a point of service provider, receiving from the point of service provider purchase transaction data and the payment system access information, adjudicating the transaction substantially in real-time to determine the portion payable by the customer and the portion payable by a third party, sending an adjudicated settlement transaction to the point of service provider substantially in real-time, and initiating a request to transfer funds substantially in real-time in accordance with the adjudicated settlement transaction to an account of the service provider." The patent application was filed on March 21, 2012 (13/425,667). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,643&OS=8,346,643&RS=8,346,643 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Experian Marketing Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Experian Marketing Solutions, Schaumburg, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,346,593) developed by five co-inventors for a "system, method, and software for prediction of attitudinal and message responsiveness." The co-inventors are Marc Christian Fanelli, Kinnelon, N.J., Patricia Kay Gormley, Lincoln, Neb., Kymberly Ann Kulle, Cincinnati, Thomas G. Nocerino, Bethlehem, Pa., and Kaushik Sanyal, Jersey City, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a system, method, software and data structure for independently predicting attitudinal and message responsiveness, using a plurality of attitudinal or other identification classifications and a plurality of message content or version classifications, for a selected population of a plurality of entities, such as individuals or households, represented in a data repository. The plurality of predictive attitudinal (or identification) classifications and plurality of predictive message content (ore version) classifications have been determined using a plurality of predictive models developed from a sample population and applied to a reference population represented in the data repository, such as attitudinal, behavioral, or demographic models. For each predictive attitudinal (or identification) classification, at least one predominant predictive message content or version classification is independently determined. The exemplary embodiments also provide, for each predictive attitudinal classification, corresponding information concerning predominant communication media (or channel) types, predominant communication timing, predominant communication frequency, and predominant communication sequencing." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2004 (10/881,436). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,593&OS=8,346,593&RS=8,346,593 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Automatically Determining Culture-based Behavior in Customer Service Interactions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,346,556) developed by Osamuyimen T. Stewart, Piscataway, N.J., David M. Lubensky, Brookfield, Conn., and Joyram Chakraborty, Baltimore, for "systems and methods for automatically determining culture-based behavior in customer service interactions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are provided to automatically determine culture-based behavioral tendencies and preferences of individuals in the context of customer service interactions. For example, systems and methods are provided to process natural language dialog input of an individual to detect linguistic features indicative of individualistic and collectivistic behavioral tendencies and predict whether such individual will be cooperative or uncooperative with automated customer service." The patent application was filed on Aug. 22, 2008 (12/196,744). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,556&OS=8,346,556&RS=8,346,556 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Acoustic Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Acoustic Systems, Houston, and Acoustic Systems, Nanuet, N.Y., have been assigned a patent (8,346,492) developed by four co-inventors for an "integrated acoustic leak detection system using intrusive and non-intrusive sensors." The co-inventors are Bao-Wen Yang, Closter, N.J., Eric Yang, Closter, N.J., Marion Recane, Cypress, Texas, and Stephanie H. Yang, Closter, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for detecting and locating leaks includes a pipeline, strain sensors positioned on the external surface of the pipeline, acoustic pressure sensors positioned at intervals along the pipeline, local processors connected to the strain sensors and acoustic pressure sensors, and a central processor connected to the local processors. The strain sensors measure a strain on the external surface of the pipeline indicative of changes in the pressure of the fluid within the pipeline. The acoustic pressure sensors sense acoustic signals within the pipline. Sensed acoustic pressure signals and sensed strain measurements are compared to each other and to stored profiles to detect and locate leaks." The patent application was filed on April 15, 2010 (12/760,974). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,492&OS=8,346,492&RS=8,346,492 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Avaya Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Avaya, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,345,858) developed by Michael Vernick, Ocean, N.J., for an "adaptive, context-driven telephone number dialing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique is disclosed that enables a context-driven, adaptive technique for generating a list of telephone numbers. The technique of the illustrative embodiment of the present invention seeks to dynamically anticipate what telephone numbers a user might want to dial--even before the user knows--and presents the names of the parties and their telephone numbers to the user at his or her terminal. In particular, the technique monitors a user, the user's locale, and one or more terminals in that locale; selects one or more telephone numbers from a master set of numbers, based on the monitored information; and presents the selected numbers to the user--for example, in the form of a speed-dial list or a one-touch dial list. The user can then examine the presented telephone numbers and decide if he or she wants to call one of them. The technique can be implemented at the user's computer, telephone, private branch exchange, or other device in the relevant telecommunications system." The patent application was filed on March 21, 2007 (11/689,363). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,45,858.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,858&RS=PN/83,45,858 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Avaya Assigned Patent for Telecommunications Endpoint that Prompts a User to Focus on a Monitored Call ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Avaya, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,345,849) developed by Vandy Lee, Colts Neck, N.J., and Emil F. Stefanacci, Freehold, N.J., for a "telecommunications endpoint that prompts a user to focus on a monitored call." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A telecommunications endpoint and method are disclosed that involve the monitoring of a conference call by the endpoint, on behalf of a call participant who is either at the endpoint or elsewhere, and the prompting of the participant when his/her presence is needed. The monitoring of the call involves determining whether certain phrases that are relevant to and initialized by the participating endpoint user are spoken during the call. Such phrases might comprise the user's name, the name of a relevant project, the name of a relevant work item, and so forth. At a point in the call when one of the phrases has been spoken, the endpoint prompts the user of the event and provides relevant information that enables the user to refocus attention towards the call." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2008 (12/127,433). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,45,849.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,849&RS=PN/83,45,849 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property II Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- AT&T Intellectual Property II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,345,826) developed by four co-inventors for "systems and methods for monitoring voice service feature failures in a telecommunication network." The co-inventors are Hossein Eslambolchi, Los Altos, Calif., John McCanuel, Bailey, Colo., Paritosh Bajpay, Edison, N.J., and Arun Kandappan, Morganville, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes receiving multiple alarm messages, each being associated with a failure associated with a service feature available within a telecommunication network. A failure rate for a type of failure having a common set of service feature failure characteristics is determined from the alarm messages received. When the failure rate exceeds a threshold, a maintenance ticket is generated automatically." The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2009 (12/628,081). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,45,826.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,826&RS=PN/83,45,826 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Ternarylogic Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Ternarylogic, Morris Township, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,345,873) developed by Peter Lablans, Morris Township, N.J., for "methods and systems for N-state signal processing with binary devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Linear Feedback Shift Registers (LFSRs) based 2.sup.p state with p>2 or p.gtoreq.2 scramblers, descramblers, sequence generators and sequence detectors in binary implementation are provided. An LFSR may apply devices implementing a binary XOR or EQUIVALENT function, a binary shift register and binary inverters and binary state generator, wherein at least an output of one shift register element in a first LFSR is connected to a device implementing a reversible binary logic function is a second LFSR. They may also apply 2.sup.p state inverters using binary combinational logic are applied. Memory based binary 2.sup.p state inverters are also applied. Non-LFSR based n-state scramblers and descramblers in binary logic are also provided. A method for simple correlation calculation is provided. Communication systems and data storage systems applying the provided LFSR devices are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on Nov. 18, 2008 (12/273,262). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,45,873.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,873&RS=PN/83,45,873 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,345,974) developed by Ruth Bergman, Haifa, Israel, Sandeep N. Bhatt, Madison, N.J., and Renato Keshet, Haifa, Israel, for a "hierarchical recursive image segmentation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An image is segmented into image regions. Each of the image regions is represented by a respective vertex. A graph of the vertices interconnected by edges, each of which has a respective edge weight value, is built. The graph is partitioned into respective disjoint subgraphs based on the edge weight values. The partitioning of one or more of the subgraphs into respective subgraphs is repeated. A partition tree data structure that describes a partitioning hierarchy of parent-child relationships between the subgraphs is produced." The patent application was filed on July 14, 2009 (12/502,675). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,345,974&OS=8,345,974&RS=8,345,974 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Harsco Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Harsco, Camp Hill, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,345,948) developed by Allan M. Zarembski, Cherry Hill, N.J., Todd L. Euston, Philadelphia, and Joseph W. Palese, Sewell, N.J., for an automated turnout inspection.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of inspecting a turnout of a track includes the steps of: capturing images of the components of the turnout; converting each image into a set of coordinates that traces the transverse cross-section of a rail profile; analyzing the rail profile to determine if the rail profile is a profile of arunning rail portion or a component. Upon determination that the image represents a component, taking measurements of the rail profile and applying virtual gauges to the rail profile to check for potentially dangerous conditions of the component; and generating a summary of each cross-section of the rail profile of the component indicating problem areas. The method is used for identifying certain classes of switch or turnout rail conditions which can lead to derailments, and for enhancing the turnout inspection approach currently used. The use of this method as an integrated part of the rail profile monitoring program will reduce reliance on field measurements and will also allow more frequent, comprehensive, and convenient analysis of turnout condition." The patent application was filed on Sept. 11, 2009 (12/557,806). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,345,948&OS=8,345,948&RS=8,345,948 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** SRI International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,345,930) developed by four co-inventors for a "method for computing food volume in a method for analyzing food." The co-inventors are Amir Tamrakar, Philadelphia, Harpreet Singh Sawhney, West Windsor, N.J., Qian Yu, Princeton, N.J., and Ajay Divakaran, Monmouth Junction, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method for estimating a volume of at least one food item on a food plate is disclosed. A first and second plurality of images are received from different positions above a food plate, wherein angular spacing between the positions of the first plurality of images is greater than angular spacing between the positions of the second plurality of images. A first set of poses of each of the first plurality of images is estimated. A second set of poses of each of the second plurality of images is estimated based on at least the first set of poses. A pair of images taken from each of the first and second plurality of images is rectified based on at least the first and second set of poses. A 3D point cloud is reconstructed based on at least the rectified pair of images. At least one surface of the at least one food item above the food plate is estimated based on at least the reconstructed 3D point cloud. The volume of the at least one food item is estimated based on the at least one surface." The patent application was filed on April 12, 2010 (12/758,208). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,345,930&OS=8,345,930&RS=8,345,930 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,345,716) developed by Timothy Ehret, Medford, N.J., for a "polarization diverse antenna array arrangement." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An antenna array includes pairs of antenna elements, each responsive to mutually orthogonal first and second polarizations for producing streams of analog signals. The number of transceivers is halved by time-division multiplexing the analog signals onto a single path and transceiving the stream in that path. The transceived analog signals are digitized, to produce streams of digital samples, alternate ones of which represent the first and second polarizations. Alternate samples of the stream of digitized signals represent the analog received first and second polarizations. Simple processing identifies the polarization of the received signals, and can be used for weather evaluation or for polarimetric identification." The patent application was filed on June 26, 2007 (11/823,146). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,45,716.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,716&RS=PN/83,45,716 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Trumpf Photonics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Trumpf Photonics, Cranbury, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,345,724) developed by Thilo Vethake, Cranbury, N.J., Ulrich Bonna, Cranbury, N.J., and Viorel C. Negoita, Plainsboro, N.J., for a laser beam interleaving.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A laser system includes a first source and a second source for generating a first laser beam and a second laser beam, respectively, and a mirror arrangement including a first interleaving laser mirror with a high reflecting area configured to reflect the first laser beam and a first high transmitting area configured to transmit the second laser beam." The patent application was filed on Oct. 27, 2008 (12/258,653). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,45,724.PN.&OS=PN/83,45,724&RS=PN/83,45,724 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** University of Pennsylvania Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, has been assigned a patent (8,345,945) developed by Hee Kwon Song, Moorestown, N.J., and Wei Lin, Newark, Del., for a motion artifact compensation.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique for correcting translational and rotational motion of an object, such as an object in a magnetic field, utilizes the k-space representation of the object. An initial region in the k-space representation is used as a motion-free reference region, indicative of the motion-free object. Motion-free data adjacent to the initial region are then estimated by extrapolating from the initial region, and the extrapolated data are subsequently used to estimate motion by correlating it with actual data. Segments adjacent to the initial region are then motion corrected and incorporated into an expanding base region. The expanded base region is used in subsequent correction steps. This process is continued until the entire k-space is motion-corrected. Two different extrapolation methods were used for the purpose of motion estimation: edge enhancement and finite-support solution. One technique is utilized near the k-space center and the other is utilized in the outer k-space regions." The patent application was filed on April 20, 2007 (12/297,963). 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=8,345,945&OS=8,345,945&RS=8,345,945 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** SRI International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,345,988) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for recognizing 3-D objects." The co-inventors are Ying Shan, West Windsor, N.J., Bogdan Calin Mihai Matei, Monmouth Junction, N.J., Harpreet Singh Sawhney, West Windsor, N.J., and Rakesh Kumar, Monmouth Junction, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for recognizing an object, comprising providing a set of scene features from a scene, pruning a set of model features, generating a set of hypotheses associated with the pruned set of model features for the set of scene features, pruning the set of hypotheses, and verifying the set of pruned hypotheses is provided." The patent application was filed on June 22, 2005 (11/159,969). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,345,988&OS=8,345,988&RS=8,345,988 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NEC Laboratories America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- NEC Laboratories America, Princeton, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,347,162) developed by Guosen Yue, Plainsboro, N.J., and Xiaodong Wang, New York, for a "cognitive radio, anti-jamming coding retransmission methods and systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Implementations of the present principles include methods and systems for retransmitting un-recovered information within a cognitive radio, anti-jamming system. In accordance with aspects of the present principles, encoding schemes may be optimized for retransmission by utilizing a jamming rate and a number of un-recovered packets to minimize packet loss and thereby enhance throughput. In addition, rateless encoding features may be employed to re-encode un-recovered portions of an information sequence for efficient retransmission." The patent application was filed on Oct. 15, 2008 (12/251,713). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,347,162.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,162&RS=PN/8,347,162 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Integrated Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Integrated Software, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,347,205) developed by Shahriar Reza Karim, Old Tappan, N.J., and Michael Lynch, Bronx, N.Y., for an "automated generation of multiple versions of a publication." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a method for generating a publication is provided. The method includes determining a template for one or more pages of the publication. A structured document for the publication is generated where the structured document includes entry fields corresponding to the one or more addressable blocks. The structured document is then sent to one or more entities to allow users to input information for different versions of the publication. After the entities enter in information, a structured document is received from each of the plurality of entities. Information in the structured document refers to version information. A design application version of the structured document is then generated from the different structured documents received from the plurality of entities. The plurality of versions of the publication is then automatically generated." The patent application was filed on Dec. 4, 2007 (11/950,385). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,347,205.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,205&RS=PN/8,347,205 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,347,202) developed by David Vespe, New York, and Andrew Hogue, Ho Ho Kus, N.J., for "determining geographic locations for place names in a fact repository." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for tagging place names with geographic location coordinates, the place names associated with a collection of objects in a memory of a computer system. The system and method process a text string within an object stored in memory to identify a first potential place name. The system and method determine whether geographic location coordinates are known for the first potential place name. The system and method identify the first potential place name associated with an object in the memory as a place name. The system and method tag the first identified place name associated with an object in the memory with its geographic location coordinates, when the geographic location coordinates for the first identified place name are known. The system and method disambiguate place names when multiple place names are found." The patent application was filed on March 14, 2007 (11/686,217). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,347,202.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,202&RS=PN/8,347,202 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method comprises receiving one or more digital visual media items; receiving one or more digital audio media items; automatically selecting and arranging one or more design modules based upon analysis of information obtained from the digital visual media items and the digital audio media items; and automatically creating an audiovisual work by arranging the selected and arranged design modules. Audiovisual works can be automatically created based upon inferred and implicit metadata including music genre, image captions, song structure, image focal points, as well as user-supplied data such as text tags, emphasis flags, groupings, and preferred video style." The patent application was filed on March 2, 2007 (11/681,679). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,347,213.PN.&OS=PN/8,347,213&RS=PN/8,347,213 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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