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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in North Carolina (Jan. 30)
[January 30, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in North Carolina (Jan. 30)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in North Carolina.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Multi-variable Challenge and Response for Content Security ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,260) developed by Logan S. Gabriel, Raleigh, N.C., Jeffrey R. Hamilton, Pittsboro, N.C., and Jonathan B. Russell, Research Triangle Park, N.C., for a "multi-variable challenge and response for content security." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for multi-variable challenge-response. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for multi-variable challenge-response can include receiving a request to access content from an end user computing device from over a computer communications network. The method also can include selecting different objects for inclusion in an object set and applying a different characteristic to each of the different objects in the object set. A question and answer can be generated based upon each of the different characteristics. Further, a challenge-response prompt can be transmitted to the end user computing device such that the prompt includes the different objects with different characteristics applied, and also the generated question. A response to the challenge-response prompt can be received and compared the response to the computed answer. Finally, access to the content can be granted if the response and computed answer match, but otherwise access to the content can be denied." The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2009 (12/567,260). 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=8,365,260&OS=8,365,260&RS=8,365,260 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Configuration File Download Enforcement ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,365,255) developed by Alan Ford, Chatswood, Australia, and Gregory Mintel, Raleigh, N.C., for a "configuration file download enforcement." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and devices are provided for detecting or preventing unauthorized upgrades to a customer's quality of service in an access data network. Several aspects of the invention require customer nodes to properly perform an initialization procedure. For example, the initialization procedure may involve making a request to a server controlled by, or at least trusted by, the service provider. The initialization procedure may involve downloading a configuration file, such as a DOCSIS configuration file, from the trusted server. According to some such aspects of the invention, nodes that cannot properly perform the initialization procedure are prevented from coming online. According to other such aspects of the invention, nodes that cannot properly perform the initialization procedure are marked. A warning may be sent to marked nodes. A customer associated with a marked node may be charged a higher rate for service." The patent application was filed on Aug. 20, 2007 (11/841,685). 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=8,365,255&OS=8,365,255&RS=8,365,255 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** EMC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,365,247) developed by James Wiese, San Ramon, Calif., James Nisbet, Menlo Park, Calif., and Mark Weng Soon Wah, Raleigh, N.C., for "identifying whether electronic data under test includes particular information from a database." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Electronic circuitry includes an input/output (I/O) interface, memory which stores a set of database fingerprints generated from records of a database, and an analyzing circuit coupled to the I/O interface and the memory. The analyzing circuit is constructed and arranged to derive a set of sample tokens from electronic data under test (e.g., an email, an electronic document, etc.), and form a set of sample fingerprints from the set of sample tokens. Each sample fingerprint is based on a sample token of the set of sample tokens. The analyzing circuit is further constructed and arranged to output a result signal based on a comparison between the set of sample fingerprints and the set of database fingerprints. The result signal provides an indication of whether the electronic data under test includes particular information from the database." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2009 (12/495,491). 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=8,365,247&OS=8,365,247&RS=8,365,247 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** Oracle America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Oracle America, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,365,302) developed by David M. Johnson, Raleigh, N.C., Jamey Wood, Louisville, Colo., and Vijay Ramachandran, Cupertino, Calif., for "apparatus, systems and methods for authenticating widget access and widgets." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In some embodiments, a content server receives a request for a widget from a web server, specifying a user identifier and a delegation server. If the delegation server is trusted, the user's identity is ascertained using the user identifier. The widget is delivered having a context of the user's identity. The content server receives a request to access content generated utilizing the widget incorporated into a web page and allows access based on the context of the widget. In other embodiments, a social network server receives a request from a web server for a widget. The widget is delivered having a source indicator. Subsequently, the social network server receives a request to access the social graph generated utilizing the widget incorporated into a web page. If the request includes a change to the social graph, the social network server allows the request if the widget is trusted." The patent application was filed on March 19, 2009 (12/407,577). 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=8,365,302&OS=8,365,302&RS=8,365,302 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Power Management Using Dynamic Application Scheduling ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,175) developed by Srihari Venkata Angaluri, Raleigh, N.C., for a "power management using dynamic application scheduling." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment provides a method of managing power in a datacenter having a plurality of servers. A number of policy settings are specified for the power center, including a power limit for the datacenter. The power consumption attributable to each of a plurality of applications executable as a job on one or more of the servers is determined. The power consumption attributable to each application may be further qualified according to the type of server on which the application is executed. Having determined the power consumption attributable to various applications executable as jobs, the applications may be executed on the servers as jobs such that the total power consumption attributable to the currently executed jobs remains within the selected datacenter power limit." The patent application was filed on March 10, 2009 (12/400,845). 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=8,365,175&OS=8,365,175&RS=8,365,175 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Red Hat Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Red Hat, Raleigh, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,365,195) developed by Eric Williamson, Holly Springs, N.C., for "systems and methods for generating sets of model objects having data messaging pipes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments relate to generating sets of model objects having data messaging pipes. A modeling client can host modeling logic and an application programming interface (API) to create, access, manipulate, and import/export modeling objects used in modeling applications, such as engineering, medical, financial, and other modeling platforms. The source data accepted into the modeling client can include consumer or business-level applications, whose spreadsheet, database or other content can be extracted and encapsulated in object-oriented format, such as extensible markup language (XML) format. A set of modeling objects can be connected via data messaging pipes on a selective basis, so that individual objects can transmit or receive data outputs generated by other objects. The model objects can share, exchange, or combine computational outputs, internal data, and other information from other model object(s). Multiple pipes can be established at various levels or dimensions between objects or groups of objects." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2009 (12/551,428). 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=8,365,195&OS=8,365,195&RS=8,365,195 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Data Center Job Migration and Scheduling Based on Server Chassis Fan Speed Threshold ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,176) developed by Keith M. Campbell, Raleigh, N.C., Jeffery M. Franke, Raleigh, N.C., and John K. Whetzel, Raleigh, N.C., for a "data center job migration and scheduling based on server chassis fan speed threshold." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Thermal-based job scheduling among server chassis of a data center including identifying, by a data center management module in dependence upon a threshold fan speed for each server chassis, a plurality of server chassis having servers upon which one or more compute intensive jobs are executing, the data center management module comprising a module of automated computing machinery; identifying, by the data center management module, the compute intensive jobs currently executing on the identified plurality of server chassis; and moving, by the data center management module, the execution of the compute intensive jobs to one or more servers of chassis for compute intensive jobs." The patent application was filed on Oct. 15, 2009 (12/579,845). 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=8,365,176&OS=8,365,176&RS=8,365,176 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and System for Improving Efficiency of Email Forwarding by Removing Duplication ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,763) developed by Li Chen, Cary, N.C., Yongcheng Li, Cary, N.C., and Lun Xiao, Cary, N.C., for a "method and system for improving efficiency of email forwarding by removing duplication." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a method and system for removing email forwarding duplication, when an email was sent for the first time, the email was assigned a unique identifier. An aggregate recipient list was created and associated with the unique identifier. When the email is to be forwarded, the aggregate recipient list has recipients previously forwarded the email. The recipient list of the forwarding email is compared with the aggregate recipient list. If duplicate email addresses are found, the duplicate email addresses are displayed to a sender of the forwarding email. If the sender chooses not to send the forwarding email to the duplicate email addresses, the duplicate email addresses are removed from the recipient list of the forwarding email. New recipients of the forwarding email are added to the aggregate recipient list. The forwarding email with the unique identifier is sent to the recipient list." The patent application was filed on Aug. 3, 2007 (11/833,845). 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=83,64,763.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,763&RS=PN/83,64,763 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Debugger for a Declarative Event-driven Programming Model ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,149) developed by Joachim H. Frank, Greenwich, Conn., Wilfred C. Jamison, Raleigh, N.C., and Curtis R. Miles, Stouffville, Calif., for a "debugger for a declarative event-driven programming model." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A compiler generates code providing an execution sequence, from a declarative event-driven model, for execution by a computer. To assist in debugging the declarative event-driven model, the compiler also generates cross-references that relate steps in the generated code to elements of the declarative source code. The cross-references may be used as input to a debugger, along with the declarative source and the generated code, to assist a user who is stepping through the generated code (for example) in understanding which portion of the declarative source gave rise to the current step in the generated execution sequence." The patent application was filed on Feb. 29, 2008 (12/040,508). 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=8,365,149&OS=8,365,149&RS=8,365,149 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Prioritizing Electronic Messages Based upon Geographical Location of the Recipient ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,765) developed by George H. Champlin-Scharff, Reading, Mass., and Heena Patel, Cary, N.C., for "prioritizing electronic messages based upon geographical location of the recipient." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method of sorting electronic messages can include, for each of a plurality of electronic messages received in an electronic messaging client, determining availability of a sender of each electronic message and determining an order for the electronic messages within the electronic messaging client according to availability of the sender of each electronic message. The method further can include displaying the electronic messages within a view of the electronic messaging client in the order." The patent application was filed on Nov. 13, 2008 (12/270,474). 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=83,64,765.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,765&RS=PN/83,64,765 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,879) developed by seven co-inventors for a "hierarchical to physical memory mapped input/output translation." The co-inventors are William J. Armstrong, Rochester, Minn., Scott N. Dunham, Raleigh, N.C., David R. Engebretsen, Cannon Falls, Minn., Gregory M. Nordstrom, Pine Island, Minn., Steven M. Thurber, Austin, Texas, Curtis C. Wollbrink, Rochester, Minn., and Adalberto G. Yanes, Rochester, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In an embodiment, a translation of a hierarchical MMIO address range to a physical MMIO address range and an identifier of a bridge in a south chip are written to a north chip. A transaction is received that comprises a hierarchical MMIO address. The hierarchical MMIO address that is within the hierarchical MMIO address range is replaced in the transaction with the identifier of the bridge and with a physical MMIO address that is within the physical MMIO address range in the south chip. The transaction is sent to the device that is connected to the bridge in the south chip. The physical MMIO address range specifies a range of physical MMIO addresses in memory in the device." The patent application was filed on April 12, 2010 (12/758,256). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,64,879.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,879&RS=PN/83,64,879 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Rambus Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Rambus, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,365,119) developed by Stephen G. Tell, Chapel Hill, N.C., for "generating interface adjustment signals in a device-to-device interconnection system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described are a system and method to control interface timing and/or voltage operations of signals transmitted between devices. A processor may be coupled through one or more bus interfaces of a bus to one or more corresponding interface timing and/or voltage comparison circuits and corresponding interface timing and/or voltage adjustment circuits." The patent application was filed on April 15, 2010 (12/798,971). 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=8,365,119&OS=8,365,119&RS=8,365,119 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Red Hat Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Red Hat, Raleigh, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,364,819) developed by James Michael Ferris, Cary, N.C., and Gerry Edward Riveros, Raleigh, N.C., for "systems and methods for cross-vendor mapping service in cloud networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments relate to systems and methods for a cross-vendor mapping service in cloud networks. A mapping service can be provided external to one or more sets of clouds which can access vendor databases in those clouds, and generate reports on software compatibility for software resources available in those diverse cloud networks. A user in an original cloud may wish to construct an image of a set of appliances or other services or entities in a second, external cloud or clouds. The external target cloud(s) may have different application sets, and/or applications available from different vendors, than those software resources hosted in the original cloud. A mapping service external to the participating clouds can enumerate the applications or other resources available in an external cloud, and generate a mapping or translation of those components to construct desired appliance images in that destination. Subscription terms can also be translated between clouds." The patent application was filed on May 28, 2010 (12/790,162). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,64,819.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,819&RS=PN/83,64,819 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Internally Initialized Profile Driven Data Transfer and Propagation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,784) developed by Amit P. Acharya, Morrisville, N.C., and Sudhakar Nagarajan, Cary, N.C., for an "internally initialized profile driven data transfer and propagation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and apparatus for internally initialized, profile-driven data transfer and propagation. In one embodiment, a data transfer and propagation method can include receiving a request from a pervasive device to upload data to a registration server. The method also can include locating a default entry within a profile for the pervasive device and storing the data in a default location for the registration server as specified by the default entry. Finally, the method can include determining from the request whether or not to propagate the data to other registration servers, and responsive to a determination to propagate the data, propagating the data to other registration servers specified in the profile." The patent application was filed on May 19, 2005 (11/132,905). 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=83,64,784.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,784&RS=PN/83,64,784 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Oto Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Oto Technologies, Raleigh, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,365,059) developed by Richard J. Walsh, Raleigh, N.C., Alfredo C. Issa, Apex, N.C., and Michael W. Helpingstine, Chapel Hill, N.C., for an "E-reader semantic text manipulation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computerized system and method for changing the textual length of an electronic text content while maintaining the meaning of the electronic text content is disclosed. The system includes an electronic reader, or e-reader, device having an electronic touch screen for displaying an electronic text content and for receiving a user touch gesture for identifying a portion of the electronic text content targeted for a textual length change, and a semantic server programmed to receive requests for a semantic text alternative for a targeted electronic text content identified by way of the e-reader device and to determine a semantic alternative electronic text content for the targeted electronic text content, wherein the determined semantic alternative electronic text has a different textual length than the targeted electronic text content, and for replacing the targeted electronic text content displayed by the e-reader device with the determined semantic alternative electronic text content." The patent application was filed on Nov. 3, 2009 (12/611,242). 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=8,365,059.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,059&RS=PN/8,365,059 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Optimizing a Cache Back Invalidation Policy ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,898) developed by Ganesh Balakrishnan, Apex, N.C., and Anil Krishna, Cary, N.C., for "optimizing a cache back invalidation policy." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and a system for utilizing less recently used (LRU) bits and presence bits in selecting cache-lines for eviction from a lower level cache in a processor-memory sub-system. A cache back invalidation (CBI) logic utilizes LRU bits to evict only cache-lines within a LRU group, following a cache miss in the lower level cache. In addition, the CBI logic uses presence bits to (a) indicate whether a cache-line in a lower level cache is also present in a higher level cache and (b) evict only cache-lines in the lower level cache that are not present in a corresponding higher level cache. However, when the lower level cache-line selected for eviction is also present in any higher level cache, CBI logic invalidates the cache-line in the higher level cache. The CBI logic appropriately updates the values of presence bits and LRU bits, following evictions and invalidations." The patent application was filed on Jan. 23, 2009 (12/358,873). 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=8,364,898.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,898&RS=PN/8,364,898 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Red Hat Assigned Patent for Sharing a Secret via Linear Interpolation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Red Hat, Raleigh, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,364,958) developed by James P. Schneider, Raleigh, N.C., for "sharing a secret via linear interpolation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system calculates shares and sub-shares of a secret for distribution among cooperating entities. In one embodiment, the method creates shares of the secret, with each share containing a point on a K-dimensional secret hyperplane that embeds the secret, where K is the number of shares to reconstruct the secret. The method further constructs sub-shares for the shares. The sub-shares of a share define a set of secondary K-dimensional hyperplanes that intersect at the point contained in the share. The sub-shares are distributed to a plurality of cooperating entities for secret sharing." The patent application was filed on Aug. 29, 2008 (12/202,111). 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=8,364,958.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,958&RS=PN/8,364,958 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System for Concurrently Managing Multiple Avatars ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,076) developed by five co-inventors for a "system for concurrently managing multiple avatars." The co-inventors are Rick A. Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., Brian O'Connell, Cary, N.C., Clifford A. Pickover, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Anne R. Sand, Peyton, Colo., and Keith R. Walker, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An approach for cloning and merging avatars that are online in a virtual universe is described. In one embodiment, there is an avatar identification component which is configured to create an identification number associated with a second avatar, a GUI partitioning component configured to partition the graphic user interface of a virtual universe, an avatar rendering component configured to render a second avatar, a communication channel component configured to manage the second avatar's communication channel, and an inventory management component configured to manage the second avatar's inventory." The patent application was filed on June 10, 2008 (12/136,276). 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=8,365,076.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,076&RS=PN/8,365,076 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Software Assisted Translation Lookaside Buffer Search Mechanism ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,933) developed by four co-inventors for a "software assisted translation lookaside buffer search mechanism." The co-inventors are Benjamin Herrenschmidt, Narrabundah, Australia, Jason Michael Hopp, Apex, N.C., Kenichi Tsuchiya, Cary, N.C., and Maciej Piotr Tyrlik, Cary, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented method searches a unified translation lookaside buffer. Responsive to a request to access the unified translation lookaside buffer, a first order code within a first entry of a search priority configuration register is identified. A unified translation lookaside buffer is then searched according to the first order code for a hashed page entry. If the hashed page entry is not found when searching a unified translation lookaside buffer according to the first order code, a second order code is identified within a second entry of the search priority configuration register. The unified translation lookaside buffer is then searched according to the second order code for the hashed page entry." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2009 (12/641,766). 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=8,364,933.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,933&RS=PN/8,364,933 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Time Warner Cable Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Time Warner Cable, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,365,007) developed by Remi Rieger, Charlotte, N.C., and Thomas L. Gonder, Tega Cay, S.C., for a "system for controlling the state of a switched digital video system and method therefor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for dynamically configuring a switched digital video (SDV) system. An SDV server is configured to generate logs, including logs of program information, stream information and client information. A listener is configured to monitor the logs generated by the SDV server, generate state data indicative of a desired state of the SDV system, and generate state data indicative of an actual state of the SDV system. The listener compares the desired state data to the actual state data and determines whether the actual state data in view of the desired state data are indicative of an aberrant state of the SDV system. When the actual state data are indicative of an aberrant state of the SDV system, the listener determines a remedial action to change the operation of the SDV system and configures the SDV server to implement the remedial action." The patent application was filed on Sept. 10, 2009 (12/556,840). 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=8,365,007.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,007&RS=PN/8,365,007 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,079) developed by six co-inventors for a "collaborative development of visualization dashboards." The co-inventors are Kimberly D. Kenna, Cary, N.C., Jesse H. Kriss, Cambridge, Mass., Matthew M. McKeon, Cambridge, Mass., Frank J. Van Ham, Cambridge, Mass., Fernanda B. Viegas, Boston, and Martin M. Wattenberg, Wellesley, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for the collaborative development of a visualization dashboard. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for collaboratively developing a visualization dashboard can be provided. The method can include identifying an extended Wiki directive within a Wiki artifact for a visualization dashboard. The method further can include retrieving data referenced by the extended Wiki directive and one or more visual display elements referenced by the extended Wiki directive to visualize portions of the retrieved data. The method yet further can include mapping the visual display elements referenced by the extended Wiki directive to components requisite to programmatically rendering the visual display elements in the visualization dashboard. The method even yet further can include arranging the components in the visualization dashboard and linking the components to the retrieved data. Finally, the method can include displaying the visualization dashboard." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2008 (12/347,572). 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=8,365,079.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,079&RS=PN/8,365,079 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Network Appliance Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Network Appliance, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,364,920) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and method for transferring and backing up luns and lun clones on primary and secondary servers." The co-inventors are Brian Parkison, Santa Cruz, Calif., Stephen Wu, Rancho Cordova, Calif., Alan Driscoll, Freemont, Calif., Vikas Yadav, Santa Clara, Calif., David Minnich, Hillsborough, N.C., and Rithin Shetty, Mountain View, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Lun clones are transferred from a primary server to a secondary server. The lun clones on the secondary server maintain the same data storage space saving relationship with backing luns of the lun clones as exists on the primary server. Incremental backups and restores of the lun clones between the primary and secondary servers involves transferring less than the total number of data blocks associated with the lun clone." The patent application was filed on April 6, 2009 (12/418,769). 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=8,364,920.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,920&RS=PN/8,364,920 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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