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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Jan. 17)
[January 17, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Jan. 17)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Optimal Planning of Building Retrofit for a Portfolio of Buildings ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,355,941) developed by Young Min Lee, Old Westbury, N.Y., and Chandrasekhara K. Reddy, Kinnelon, N.J., for an "optimal planning of building retrofit for a portfolio of buildings." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Generating an optimal planning of building retrofit for a portfolio of buildings may include providing a plurality of objective functions that may be selected for maximizing cost reduction, maximizing green house gas emission reduction, or maximizing energy reduction, or combinations thereof. The objective function may be solved based on information including at least a retrofit cost for retrofitting a building, payback period specifying the length of time needed to recover the retrofit cost, a budget available for retrofitting the building, expected price of energy, estimated energy savings from retrofitting and estimated green house gas emission from retrofitting. The planning of building retrofit may be generated based on the solutions of one or more of the objective functions, which may provide for an optimal plan of building retrofit." The patent application was filed on June 1, 2011 (13/150,721). 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=8,355,941&OS=8,355,941&RS=8,355,941 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Capability and Maturity-based SOA Governance ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,355,940) developed by four co-inventors for a "capability and maturity-based SOA governance." The co-inventors are Klshore Channabasavaiah, Palatine, Ill., Sri Ramanathan, Lutz, Fla., Raghu Varadan, San Francisco, and Nevenko Zunic, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, including service methods, articles of manufacture, systems, articles and programmable devices are provided for a service-oriented architecture governance model. Each of a plurality of governance dimension attributes of a service-oriented architecture are calibrated and mapped to each of a plurality of governance evolution element attributes. A maturity and capability assessment is performed for the service-oriented architecture as a function of the mapping, and a maturity-based and capability-based governance model is generated for the service-oriented architecture as a function of the maturity and capability assessment. In one aspect a programmable device is configured to perform at least one of the calibrating, the mapping, the performing the maturity and capability assessment and the generating the maturity-based and capability-based governance model." The patent application was filed on March 25, 2009 (12/410,554). 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=8,355,940&OS=8,355,940&RS=8,355,940 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** GenOmind Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- GenOmind, Chalfont, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,355,927) developed by Jay L. Lombard, New City, N.Y., for neuropsychiatric test reports.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and reports for presenting genetic information that is patient-specific and relevant to treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, including treatment resistant psychiatric disorders, to aid in patient treatment in a phenotype, genotype or biomarker-specific manner. The methods and reports examine biomarkers for dysfunction of three axes relevant to treating neuropsychiatric disorders and provide interpretive comments to aid in treatment. Combining biomarker information from each of the three axes (the autonomic arousal axis, the emotional valence, attention, reward and executive brain function axis, and the long-term potentiation and long-term depression (LTP-LTD) function axis) provides an unexpectedly comprehensive and effective means for directing treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, including particularly treatment resistant disorders (TRD)." The patent application was filed on Feb. 10, 2012 (13/371,227). 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=8,355,927&OS=8,355,927&RS=8,355,927 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Mapping of Relationship Entities Between Ontologies ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,355,905) developed by five co-inventors for a "mapping of relationship entities between ontologies." The co-inventors are Achille B. Fokoue-Nkoutche, White Plains, N.Y., Aditya A. Kalyanpur, Westwood, N.J., Kirill M. Osipov, Ossining, N.Y., Kavitha Srinivas, Rye, N.Y., and Min Wang, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, apparatus and systems, including computer program products, for reducing an error rate when mapping entities between a first ontology and a second ontology. One or more of a general language dictionary and an industry-specific dictionary are provided. Natural language processing of the first ontology is performed to identify one or more candidate relationship entities in the first ontology. Each candidate relationship entity includes a compound name having two or more semantic labels, and each candidate relationship entity has a name that neither exists in the general language dictionary or the industry-specific dictionary. Each of the one or more candidate relationship entities in the first ontology is mapped to one or more entities in the second ontology using one or more configurable computer-implemented mapping algorithms." The patent application was filed on May 14, 2010 (12/780,663). 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=8,355,905&OS=8,355,905&RS=8,355,905 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nuance Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Nuance Communications, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,355,920) developed by Ramesh A. Gopinath, Millwood, N.Y., Benoit Maison, White Plains, N.Y., and Brian C. Wu, Cos Cob, Conn., for a "natural error handling in speech recognition." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A user interface, and associated techniques, that permit a fast and efficient way of correcting speech recognition errors, or of diminishing their impact. The user may correct mistakes in a natural way, essentially by repeating the information that was incorrectly recognized previously. Such a mechanism closely approximates what human-to-human dialogue would be in similar circumstances. Such a system fully takes advantage of all the information provided by the user, and on its own estimates the quality of the recognition in order to determine the correct sequence of words in the fewest number of steps." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2008 (12/135,452). 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=8,355,920&OS=8,355,920&RS=8,355,920 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** PeraHealth Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- PeraHealth, Charlotte, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,355,925) developed by Michael J. Rothman, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and Steven I. Rothman, Sarasota, Fla., for "methods of assessing risk based on medical data and uses thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods of assessing risk based on medical data are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, a method of assessing risk associated with medical data includes creating a dataset representing a plurality of patients, the dataset comprising (x,y) pairs for each patient, wherein x represents the medical data collected at a first time, and wherein y is an outcome measurement collected at a second time; binning the (x,y) pairs to form a plurality of binned data sets; computing an average value for x and an average value for y for each binned data set; determining a minimum average value of y based on all of the average values of y; subtracting the minimum average value of y from each average value of y to get a new average value of y for each binned data set; and deriving a function for assessing risk associated with the medical data." The patent application was filed on Oct. 21, 2009 (12/582,942). 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=8,355,925&OS=8,355,925&RS=8,355,925 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method for Detecting High Impedance Faults by Analyzing a Local Deviation from a Regularization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,355,882) developed by Tomasz J. Nowicki, Fort Montgomery, N.Y., and Grzegorz M. Swirszcz, Ossining, N.Y., for a "method for detecting high impedance faults by analyzing a local deviation from a regularization." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for detecting high impedance faults, including: receiving an input waveform from a circuit; computing a root mean square of the input waveform; fitting a regression line to the root mean squares; computing a deviation between the regression line and the root mean squares; determining whether the deviations are above a threshold; and outputting a value indicating that a fault has occurred in the circuit when the deviation is above the threshold and outputting a value indicating that a fault did not occur in the circuit when the deviation is below the threshold." The patent application was filed on Feb. 8, 2008 (12/028,466). 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=8,355,882&OS=8,355,882&RS=8,355,882 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Controlling an Integrated Drive Train ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,355,855) developed by Karl Dean Minto, Schenectady, N.Y., and Justin Aaron Allen, Greenville, S.C., for "systems and methods for controlling an integrated drive train." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for controlling an integrated drive train. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method for controlling a gas turbine drive train includes measuring speed associated with the drive train, controlling fuel flow to a gas turbine based at least in part on a speed command and the measured speed, controlling one or more guide vanes associated with a torque converter based at least in part on the speed command and an expected power output of the torque converter, and selectively coordinating respective torque contributions from the torque converter and the gas turbine." The patent application was filed on May 21, 2010 (12/784,667). 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=8,355,855&OS=8,355,855&RS=8,355,855 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** 3M Innovative Properties Assigned Patent for System and Method for Designing a Die to Yield a Desired Coating Uniformity ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- 3M Innovative Properties, St. Paul, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,355,809) developed by 10 co-inventors for a "system and method for designing a die to yield a desired coating uniformity." The co-inventors are Robert A. Yapel, Oakdale, Minn., Robert B. Secor, Stillwater, Minn., Michael J. Tichy, Henning, Minn., Bruce D. Shalles, River Falls, Wis., Charles N. DeVore, Hugo, Minn., Jennifer L. Trice, Hugo, Minn., James M. Nelson, Woodbury, Minn., Andrzej P. Jaworski, Woodbury, Minn., William R. Dudley, Geneseo, N.Y., and Keith R. Bruesewitz, River Falls, Wis.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Computer implemented method for making a die includes: selecting coating uniformity required to produce a particular coated product with the die and a value for one or more dimensions of the die; determining (using a mathematical model determined by regression analysis) total indicated run-out (TIR) of a die surface and dimensions of the die not having a user specified value; and machining die part or parts to the determined TIR and dimensions. A thermal treatment process for reducing the number of finishing (e.g., grinding) cycles needed to produce a desired die flatness is provided. A coating fluid rheological characteristic can be an input to the method." The patent application was filed on June 25, 2007 (12/303,768). 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=8,355,809&OS=8,355,809&RS=8,355,809 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and System for Identifying Partial Order Patterns in Sequences of Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,355,878) developed by Laxmi P. Parida, Mohegan Lake, N.Y., for a "method and system for identifying partial order patterns in sequences of data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system are disclosed for identifying partial order patterns of a set of motifs in a data sequence. The method comprises the steps of obtaining the data sequence, identifying a set of motifs in the data sequence, identifying a plurality of partial orders of the motifs in the data sequence, and using the identified partial orders to identify functions of the motifs. In the preferred embodiment of the invention, the step of identifying the plurality of partial orders of the motifs includes the step of converting the identified motifs to an (n.times.m) incidence matrix, I, of expressions. Also, in this preferred embodiment, the step of identifying the plurality of partial orders of the motifs includes the steps of computing a partial order description of each of the expressions, and computing a redescription of each of the partial order descriptions." The patent application was filed on April 14, 2008 (12/102,176). 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=8,355,878&OS=8,355,878&RS=8,355,878 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Corning Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Corning, Corning, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,355,422) developed by Rajaram Bhat, Painted Post, N.Y., for an "enhanced planarity in GaN edge emitting lasers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A GaN edge emitting laser is provided comprising a semi-polar GaN substrate, an active region, N-side and P-side waveguiding layers, and N-type and P-type cladding layers. The GaN substrate defines a 20 21 crystal growth plane and a glide plane. The N-side and P-side waveguiding layers comprise a GaInN/GaN or GaInN/GaInN superlattice (SL) waveguiding layers. The SL layers of the N-side and P-side SL waveguiding layers have layer thicknesses between approximately 1 nm and 5 nm that are optimized for waveguide planarity. In another embodiments, planarization is enhanced by ensuring that the N-side and P-side GaN-based waveguiding layers are grown at a growth rate that exceeds approximately 0.09 nm/s, regardless of whether the N-side and P-side GaN-based waveguiding layers are provided as a GaInN/GaN SL, GaInN/GaInN SL or as bulk layers. In further embodiments, planarization is enhanced by selecting optimal SL layer thicknesses and growth rates." The patent application was filed on June 11, 2012 (13/493,355). 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=83,55,422.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,422&RS=PN/83,55,422 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method of Handover in Wireless Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,355,384) developed by Dakshi Agrawal, Hawthorne, N.Y., and Murtaza Zafer, Hawthorne, N.Y., for a "system and method of handover in wireless network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of handover in a wireless network includes in response to a request for data from a user equipment connected to a first access point in the plurality of access points, determining whether the first access point is storing the requested data and if the first access point is storing the requested data, then serving the user equipment with the first access point, if it is determined that the first access point is not storing the requested data, then determining whether a second access point in the plurality of access points is storing the requested data, and if it is determined that the second access point is storing the requested data, then initiating a handover of the user equipment to the second access point." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2010 (12/894,909). 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=83,55,384.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,384&RS=PN/83,55,384 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** InterDigital Patent Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- InterDigital Patent Holdings, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,355,424) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for multi-antenna transmission in uplink." The co-inventors are Fengjun Xi, Huntington Station, N.Y., Lujing Cai, Morganville, N.J., Hong Zhang, Manalapan, N.J., and Benoit Pelletier, Montreal.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Method and apparatus for uplink transmission using multiple antennas are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) performs space time transmit diversity (STTD) encoding on an input stream of a physical channel configured for STTD. Each physical channel may be mapped to either an in-phase (I) branch or a quadrature-phase (Q) branch. The WTRU may perform the STTD encoding either in a binary domain or in a complex domain. Additionally, the WTRU may perform pre-coding on at least one physical channel including the E-DPDCH with the pre-coding weights, and transmitting the pre-coded output streams via a plurality of antennas. The pre-coding may be performed either after or before spreading operation." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2010 (12/894,556). 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=83,55,424.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,424&RS=PN/83,55,424 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method of Automatically Mapping a Given Annotator to an Aggregate of Given Annotators ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,356,245) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method of automatically mapping a given annotator to an aggregate of given annotators." The co-inventors are Yurdaer N. Doganata, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., Genady Grabarnik, Scarsdale, N.Y., Lev Kozakov, Stamford, Conn., and Larisa Shwartz, Scarsdale, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A document corpus is annotated by given annotators and aggregates of the given annotators to generate a corpus of pre-annotated documents with given annotations. The same document corpus is annotated by a subject annotator to have subject annotations. The subject annotations are decomposed into superpositions of the given annotations. The decomposed subject annotations are mapped to a most representative superposition of the given annotations. The subject annotator may be mapped to the aggregate of given annotators corresponding to the most representative compatible superposition, resulting in a meaningful new aggregate annotator." The patent application was filed on Jan. 5, 2007 (11/620,159). 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=8,356,245.PN.&OS=PN/8,356,245&RS=PN/8,356,245 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** InterDigital Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- InterDigital Technology, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,356,229) developed by Philip J. Pietraski, Huntington Station, N.Y., and Yongwen Yang, Hillsborough, N.J., for a "method and apparatus for encoding and decoding high speed shared control channel." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for encoding and decoding high speed shared control channel (HS-SCCH) data are disclosed. For part 1 data encoding, a mask may be generated using a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) identity (Idaho and a generator matrix with a maximum minimum Hamming distance. For part 2 data encoding, cyclic redundancy check (CRC) bits are generated based on part 1 data and part 2 data. The number of CRC bits is less than the WTRU ID. The CRC bits and/or the part 2 data are masked with a mask. The mask may be a WTRU ID or a punctured WTRU ID of length equal to the CRC bits. The mask may be generated using the WTRU ID and a generator matrix with a maximum minimum Hamming distance. The masking may be performed after encoding or rate matching." The patent application was filed on April 2, 2012 (13/437,498). 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=8,356,229.PN.&OS=PN/8,356,229&RS=PN/8,356,229 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for System and Method for Implementing Fast Reauthentication ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,171) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method for implementing fast reauthentication." The co-inventors are Kevin Shatzkamer, New York, Anand K. Oswal, Sunnyvale, Calif., Mark Grayson, Maidenhead, United Kingdom, Jayaraman Iyer, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Navan Narang, Fremont, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for efficiently reauthenticating a client of a network. In a specific embodiment, the system includes an authentication server and a Security GateWay (SGW) in communication with the client. The SGW includes reauthentication information associated with the client. In a more specific embodiment, the authentication server includes an Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) server. The SGW further includes one or more routines for employing the reauthentication information to reauthenticate the client. The AAA server performs initial authentication of the client to enable client access to the network, which yields the reauthentication information. The reauthentication information includes one or more keys and/or counters, such as an authorization key, an encryption key, and a master key, which is/are predetermined by the AAA server." The patent application was filed on April 26, 2006 (11/411,482). 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=8,356,171.PN.&OS=PN/8,356,171&RS=PN/8,356,171 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Domain-specific Sentiment Classification ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,030) developed by five co-inventors for a domain-specific sentiment classification. The co-inventors are Tyler J. Neylon, New York, Kerry L. Hannan, Mountain View, Calif., Ryan T. McDonald, Mountain View, Calif., Michael Wells, Redwood City, Calif., and Jeffrey C. Reynar, New York.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A domain-specific sentiment classifier that can be used to score the polarity and magnitude of sentiment expressed by domain-specific documents is created. A domain-independent sentiment lexicon is established and a classifier uses the lexicon to score sentiment of domain-specific documents. Sets of high-sentiment documents having positive and negative polarities are identified. The n-grams within the high-sentiment documents are filtered to remove extremely common n-grams. The filtered n-grams are saved as a domain-specific sentiment lexicon and are used as features in a model. The model is trained using a set of training documents which may be manually or automatically labeled as to their overall sentiment to produce sentiment scores for the n-grams in the domain-specific sentiment lexicon. This lexicon is used by the domain-specific sentiment classifier." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2011 (13/163,623). 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=8,356,030&OS=8,356,030&RS=8,356,030 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method to Identify Common Structures in Formatted Text Documents ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,356,045) developed by four co-inventors for a "method to identify common structures in formatted text documents." The co-inventors are Yuan-chi Chang, Armonk, N.Y., Debdoot Mukherjee, New Delhi, India, Vibha Singhal Sinha, New Delhi, India, and Biplav Srivastava, Noida, India.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented method, computer program product and data processing system, for identifying common structures shared across a plurality of formatted text documents. The common structure is presented as a sequence of landmarks, each of which has a starting and ending marker to describe the borders of text. The common structure is identified by counting the occurrences of repeating text segments across documents. Frequently co-occurred adjacent segments become candidates for markers of landmarks. In addition, styling information of textual content within a landmark is extracted and mapped to rules. The rules are used to merge and summarize content from multiple documents, which gives an advantage over current practice of content concatenation." The patent application was filed on Dec. 9, 2009 (12/634,176). 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=8,356,045&OS=8,356,045&RS=8,356,045 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric, Hammersmith Imanet Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., and Hammersmith Imanet, London, have been assigned a patent (8,355,551) developed by nine co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for reducing image artifacts." The co-inventors are Kris Filip Johan Jules Thielemans, Putney, United Kingdom, Scott David Wollenweber, Waukesha, Wis., Alexander Ganin, Whitefish Bay, Wis., Anja Brau, Menlo Park, Calif., Floribertus P.M. Heukensfeldt Jansen, Ballston Lake, N.Y., Evren Asma, Niskayuna, N.Y., Rakesh Mullick, Karnataka, India, Ravindra Mohan Manjeshwar, Glenville, N.Y., and Ajit Shankaranarayanan, San Mateo, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus are provided for reducing motion related imaging artifacts. The method includes determining an internal motion for of two regions of the object, each region having a different level of motion, scanning the first region using a first scan protocol based on the motion, scanning a second region using a second different scan protocol based on the motion, and generating an image of the object based on the first and second regions." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2009 (12/394,772). 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=8,355,551&OS=8,355,551&RS=8,355,551 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Columbia University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Columbia University, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,355,552) developed by Lawrence H. Schwartz, New York, Binsheng Zhao, Forest Hills, N.Y., and Jiayong Yan, Roosevelt Island, N.Y., for an "automated determination of lymph nodes in scanned images." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques include automatically detecting a lymph node in a scanned image of a body without human intervention, using one or more of three approaches. First, a subset of scanned images is determined, which belongs to one anatomical domain. A search region for lymph tissue is in a particular spatial relationship outside an anatomical object in the domain. Second, scanned images are segmented without human intervention to determine a boundary of a particular lymph node. The scanned images and outline data are received. Some of these embodiments automatically segment by determining an external marker, based on the outline data, and an internal marker, based on a geometric center of the outline data or thresholds determined automatically inside detected edges, or both, for a marker-controlled watershed algorithm. Third, based on lymph node data at a particular time, a second scanned image at a different time is segmented automatically, without human intervention." The patent application was filed on June 19, 2008 (12/142,766). 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=8,355,552&OS=8,355,552&RS=8,355,552 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,355,576) developed by seven co-inventors for a "method and system for crowd segmentation." The co-inventors are Peter H. Tu, Nizkayuna, N.Y., Kenneth R. Turner, Bristow, Va., Jens Rittscher, Ballston Lake, N.Y., Thomas B. Sebastian, Niskayuna, N.Y., Nils Oliver Krahnstoever, Schenectady, N.Y., Gianfranco Doretto, Albany, N.Y., and Ting Yu, Schenectady, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for crowd segmentation that can globally optimize crowd segmentation of an input image based on local information of the input image. The method can include receiving an input image of a site, initializing a plurality of hypothesis based on the input image, dividing the input image into a plurality of patches, calculating an affinity measure of one or more patches to a hypothesis based on a partial response of the patches to a whole body classifier of the hypothesis that includes a combination of weak classifiers, and optimizing assignments of the plurality of patches to the plurality of hypothesis based on the affinity measures of the plurality of patches to the plurality of hypothesis." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2009 (12/457,543). 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=8,355,576&OS=8,355,576&RS=8,355,576 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Method for Color Stability Diagnostics Based on Correlation Analysis ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,355,639) developed by Peter Paul, Webster, N.Y., Palghat Ramesh, Pittsford, N.Y., and Eric Michael Gross, Rochester, N.Y., for a "method for color stability diagnostics based on correlation analysis." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A diagnostic method for color stability in an image printing system includes printing a test pattern onto output media; measuring, during the printing of the test pattern, an image of the test pattern on an image transfer surface using one or more image transfer surface sensors to obtain one or more image transfer surface signals; measuring a printed image of the test pattern on the output media using a printed image sensor to obtain a printed image signal; calculating correlation functions for the one or more image transfer surface signals and the printed image signal; and analyzing the correlation functions for the one or more image transfer surface signals and the printed image signal to identify a subsystem in the image printing system that causes variations in color within the plurality of prints of the test pattern." The patent application was filed on Sept. 8, 2010 (12/877,709). 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=8,355,639&OS=8,355,639&RS=8,355,639 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Avaya Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Avaya, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,355,489) developed by Jeffrey G. Gartner, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Ramanujan Kashi, Magarpatta, India, and Colm Smyth, Foxrock, Ireland, for a "teleconference scheduling and activity reporting method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A teleconference system that monitors the activity levels of one or more attendees of a teleconference and, based on that monitoring, provides information about attendees who are active participants and attendees who are passive listeners. The information includes evaluative feedback or a conference roster that is ordered based on the activity levels of the attendees, or both. Furthermore, the teleconference system takes into account that the potential invitees to a teleconference being scheduled can be different from one another in terms of their importance to a teleconference being scheduled, or in terms of the relevance of the teleconference to those invitees. The system is also able to consider the activity levels that are reported for a teleconference in progress when the system schedules a new teleconference." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2009 (12/612,183). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,355,489&OS=8,355,489&RS=8,355,489 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Nuance Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Nuance Communications, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,355,484) developed by Ellen Marie Eide, Tarrytown, N.Y., and Wael Mohamed Hamza, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., for "methods and apparatus for masking latency in text-to-speech systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique for masking latency in an automatic dialog system is provided. A communication is received from a user at the automatic dialog system. The communication is processed in the automatic dialog system to provide a response. At least one transitional message is provided to the user from the automatic dialog system while processing the communication. A response is provided to the user from the automatic dialog system in accordance with the received communication from the user." The patent application was filed on Jan. 8, 2007 (11/620,842). 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=8,355,484&OS=8,355,484&RS=8,355,484 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,355,498) developed by John J. Korman, Stony Brook, N.Y., for a communication line interface.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication cable interface having a plurality of interface input jacks, each interface input jack capable of receiving an input connector of a service provider communication cable. The interface has an interface output jack for outputting a plurality of service provider signals onto another communication cable and into a distribution panel for distribution of signals to cabling that has been run throughout a residence. The signals are combined from the interface input jacks onto the interface output jack in a one-to-one relationship among terminals of the respective jacks." The patent application was filed on May 3, 2007 (11/797,388). 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=8,355,498&OS=8,355,498&RS=8,355,498 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Chemical Detection with MOSFET Sensor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,354,876) developed by four co-inventors for a "chemical detection with MOSFET sensor." The co-inventors are Arjang Hassibi, Austin, Texas, Bahman Hekmatshoartabari, White Plains, N.Y., Ali Khakifirooz, Mountain View, Calif., and Davood Shahrjerdi, White Plains, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments relate to a method including receiving a voltage potential at a gate of a first MOSFET based on a sensed chemical characteristic. The method includes receiving at a backgate of the first MOSFET an AC voltage signal and analyzing, with an analysis circuit connected to one of a first source and a first drain of the MOSFET, the sensed characteristic based on the receiving the voltage potential at the gate of the first MOSFET." The patent application was filed on July 17, 2012 (13/550,967). 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=8,354,876&OS=8,354,876&RS=8,354,876 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Apparatus and Method for Hardening Latches in SOI CMOS Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,354,858) developed by eight co-inventors for an "apparatus and method for hardening latches in SOI CMOS devices." The co-inventors are Ethan H. Cannon, Essex Junction, Vt., A.J. KleinOsowski, Austin, Texas, K. Paul Muller, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Tak H. Ning, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Philip J. Oldiges, LaGrangeville, N.Y., Leon J. Sigal, Monsey, N.Y., James D. Warnock, Somers, N.Y., and Dieter Wendel, Schoenaich, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of determining one or more transistors within a particular circuit to be respectively replaced with a hardened transistor includes: identifying, as not requiring hardening, one or more transistors; identifying, as candidates for hardening, each transistor in the circuit not previously identified as not requiring hardening; and employing the hardened transistor in place of a transistor identified as a candidate for hardening. The circuit is a latch and the transistor is an SOI CMOS FET. The transistor is also an SOI transistor. The series transistor includes first and second series-connected transistors having a shared source/drain region whereby a drain of the first series-connected transistor is merged with a source of the second series-connected transistor." The patent application was filed on Jan. 8, 2011 (12/987,106). 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=8,354,858&OS=8,354,858&RS=8,354,858 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Electrostatic Answers Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Electrostatic Answers, Fairport, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,354,847) developed by Kelly S. Robinson, Fairpoint, N.Y., for an "electrometer with in-measurement range adjustment and methods thereof for measuring electrostatic charge." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrometer is disclosed. The electrometer has a high gain differential amplifier having a first input, a second input, and an output. The electrometer also has feedback switching circuitry. The electrometer further has a plurality of feedback elements configured to be selectively and cumulatively added in any parallel combination between the output and the first input of the high gain differential amplifier via the feedback switching circuitry. A method of adjusting a measurement range of an electrometer while the electrometer is being used to measure an electrostatic charge is also disclosed. One or more additional feedback elements are selectively added in parallel with one or more existing feedback elements which are coupled between an output and an input of a high gain differential amplifier of the electrometer." The patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2008 (12/190,982). 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=8,354,847&OS=8,354,847&RS=8,354,847 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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