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

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (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 Texas.

*** Zscaler Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Zscaler, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,365,259) developed by four co-inventors for a security message processing. The co-inventors are Jay Chaudhry, Saratoga, Calif., Jose Raphel, Austin, Texas, Kailash Kailash, San Jose, Calif., and Sivprasad Udupa, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods and apparatus for handling security messages in a distributed security system. Requests, replies, and/or updates have varying time constraints. Processing node managers and authority node managers determine the best transmission times and/or the ignoring of such data to maximize information value." The patent application was filed on May 28, 2008 (12/128,391). 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=8,365,259&OS=8,365,259&RS=8,365,259 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Implementing Organization-specific Policy During Establishment of an Autonomous Connection Between Computer Resources ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,261) developed by five co-inventors for "implementing organization-specific policy during establishment of an autonomous connection between computer resources." The co-inventors are Anamitra Bhattacharyya, Chelmsford, Mass., Ann Marie Fred, Alexandria, Va., Hari H. Madduri, Austin, Texas, Thomas J. Sarasin, Fitchburg, Mass., and Sumit Taank, Austin, Texas.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for implementing organization-specific policy during establishment of an autonomous connection between computer resources includes evaluating a relative priority between default credentials and alternative credentials; and using the highest priority credentials to establish a connection between the computer resources. The alternative credentials are based on organization-specific policy and provide for autonomous connections between computer resources differently than the default credentials." The patent application was filed on July 9, 2008 (12/169,807). 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=8,365,261&OS=8,365,261&RS=8,365,261 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method for Creating Multiple Virtualized Operating System Environments ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,274) developed by four co-inventors for a "method for creating multiple virtualized operating system environments." The co-inventors are Ismail Shamirulla Khan, Bangalore, India, Manish Kulshreshtha, Chennai, India, Janice Margaret O'Brien, Round Rock, Texas, and Dilip Kumar Singh, Bangalore, India.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of processing multiple workload using virtualized operating system environments. The creation of a new user in a global operating system may automatically cause the creation of a working partition (WPAR) instance. The user will be associated with the WPAR instance and a virtualized operating system environment will be created from the global operating system within the WPAR instance. Within the WPAR instance, the user may be assigned a root identification which enables the user to have root access privileges to perform operations or processes that may only be performed by a root user. The removal of a user from the system also results in the deletion of the associated WPAR." The patent application was filed on Sept. 11, 2008 (12/208,619). 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=8,365,274&OS=8,365,274&RS=8,365,274 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sand Separators Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Sand Separators, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (RE43,941) developed by Emmett Ronald Worley, Odessa, Texas, and Shirley Royce Green, Wimberly, Texas, for spherical sand separators.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus for separating natural gas from production streams comprising a liquid dispersion of water, sand, and natural gas is provided for. The separator comprises a vessel having an interior surface defining a spherical interior space. The interior space allows a production stream introduced therein to experience a velocity drop sufficient to allow separation of the natural gas from the sand and water components. The separator also comprises a stream inlet port in the vessel, a liquid drain in the lower end of the vessel, and a gas outlet port at the upper end of the vessel remote from the stream inlet port. A baffle is mounted in the interior of the vessel in the path of the production stream between the stream inlet port and the gas outlet port. The baffle is effective to spread and direct a high pressure production stream introduced into the interior space via the stream inlet port downward toward the liquid drain." The patent application was filed on Feb. 16, 2012 (13/385,348). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=RE43,941&OS=RE43,941&RS=RE43,941 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Personalized Media Channel ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,365,225) developed by Mary C. McCarthy, San Antonio, and Roland Noll, San Antonio, for a personalized media channel.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multimedia processing device (MPD) includes a relevance engine that is adapted to track a user's viewing preferences over time and to automatically determine which of the programs available in a given time slot is most probably preferred by that user. The relevance engine can then create a sequential play list, with each entry in the list corresponding to the program the user most likely wants to watch at that time. The user can thus be provided with a personalized multimedia channel (PMC) with the play list providing the program for each time slot. The user may be enabled to "tune" to the PMC like any other channel. When the user "tunes" to the PMC, the MPD will take the appropriate action to display the program selected by the PMC." The patent application was filed on Jan. 18, 2008 (12/016,854). 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=8,365,225&OS=8,365,225&RS=8,365,225 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Previous Password Based Authentication ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,245) developed by four co-inventors for a "previous password based authentication." The co-inventors are Rhonda L. Childress, Austin, Texas, Itzhack Goldberg, Hadera, Ireland, David Bruce Kumhyr, Austin, Texas, and Moriel Lechtman, Haifa, Ireland.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, a data processing system, and a computer program product for previous password based authentication. In one illustrative embodiment, the computer implemented method comprises obtaining a combination of an identifier and a password and determining whether the password is current and correct. The computer implemented method responsive to determining the password is other than current and correct, prompting for an old password and determining whether the old password matches a previous password. Responsive to the old password matching a previous password, thereby creating a password match, permitting access to a resource." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2005 (12/033,680). 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=8,365,245&OS=8,365,245&RS=8,365,245 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Systems and Method for Determining Visual Media Information ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,365,214) developed by Armstrong Soo, San Ramon, Calif., Bernard Ku, Austin, Texas, and Zhi Li, Martinez, Calif., for "systems and method for determining visual media information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A set top box includes a processor. The processor is configured to receive a digital video stream, calculate a hash of an I-Frame within the digital video stream, and submit the hash to a server. The processor is further configured to receive location information in response to submitting the hash to the server." The patent application was filed on Nov. 15, 2007 (11/940,841). 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=8,365,214&OS=8,365,214&RS=8,365,214 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Horizontal Scaling of Stream Processing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,172) developed by four co-inventors for a "horizontal scaling of stream processing." The co-inventors are Nathan D. Fontenot, Georgetown, Texas, Jacob Lorien Moilanen, Austin, Texas, Joel Howard Schopp, Austin, Texas, and Michael Thomas Strosaker, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer program product for dynamically scheduling algorithms in a pipeline which operate on a stream of data. The illustrative embodiments determine a computational cost of each algorithm in a plurality of algorithms in a pipeline. The plurality of algorithms in the pipeline processes an incoming data stream in a first sequential algorithm order. The illustrative embodiments reorder the plurality of algorithms in the pipeline to form a second sequential algorithm order based on the computational cost of each algorithm. The plurality of algorithms may then be executed in the second sequential algorithm order. When the illustrative embodiments assign a spare processing unit to an algorithm at an end of the pipeline, the computational cost of each algorithm in the plurality of algorithms in the pipeline is redetermined." The patent application was filed on May 7, 2008 (12/116,268). 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=8,365,172&OS=8,365,172&RS=8,365,172 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Networked Television and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,365,218) developed by Edward Walter, Boerne, Texas, Yolius Diroo, San Antonio, and Steven M. Wollmershauser, San Antonio, for a "networked television and method thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A television and a method thereof are provided. The television includes a display, a first network interface to a packet-based network, and a decoder operable to process a multimedia data stream received via the first network interface, wherein the television is operable to display video content of the multimedia data stream on the display promptly upon receipt of a user request to power up the television. The method includes receiving a multimedia data stream at a network interface of a television, wherein the network interface is coupled to a packet-based network, processing the multimedia data stream at a decoder of the television to generate video content and providing the video content to a display of the television, wherein the television displays video content of the multimedia data stream promptly upon receipt of a request to power up the television." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2005 (11/166,909). 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=8,365,218&OS=8,365,218&RS=8,365,218 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Resolving Global Coupling Timing and Slew Violations for Buffer-dominated Designs ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,120) developed by five co-inventors for "resolving global coupling timing and slew violations for buffer-dominated designs." The co-inventors are Charles J. Alpert, Austin, Texas, Joachim G. Clabes, Austin, Texas, Zhuo Li, Austin, Texas, Tuhin Mahmud, Austin, Texas, and Stephen T. Quay, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism is provided for resolving uplift or coupling timing problems and slew violations without sacrificing late mode timing in integrated circuit (IC) designs. Responsive to a request being received to generate a new IC design, for each net in a plurality of nets in the new IC design, a determination is made as to whether the net is routable through a cell in a plurality of cells using a cost function associated with the cell such that a coupling capacitance associated with the net is equal to or below a predetermined coupling capacitance threshold. Responsive to net being able to be routed through the cell with the coupling capacitance being equal to or below the threshold, the net is assigned to at least one track within the cell. Responsive to all nets in the new IC design being routed, a new IC design is generated." The patent application was filed on Dec. 2, 2010 (12/959,029). 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=8,365,120&OS=8,365,120&RS=8,365,120 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Changing Ethernet MTU Size on Demand without Shutting Down the Network Adaptor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,796) developed by Binh Hua, Austin, Texas, Hong L. Hua, Austin, Texas, and Wen Xiong, Austin, Texas, for "changing Ethernet MTU size on demand without shutting down the network adaptor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for substantially avoiding loss of data and enabling continuing connection to the application during an MTU size changing operation in an active network computing device. Logic is added to the device driver, which logic provides several enhancements to the MTU size changing operation/process. Among these enhancements are: (1) logic for temporarily pausing the data coming in from the linked partner while changing the MTU size; (2) logic for returning a "device busy" status to higher-protocol transmit requests during the MTU size changing process. This second logic prevents the application from issuing new requests until the busy signal is removed; and (3) logic for enabling resumption of both flows when the MTU size change is completed. With this new logic, the device driver/adapter does not have any transmit and receive packets to process for a short period of time, while the MTU size change is ongoing." The patent application was filed on April 18, 2012 (13/449,799). 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=83,64,796.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,796&RS=PN/83,64,796 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Using Presence in a System Management Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,804) developed by five co-inventors for "using presence in a system management environment." The co-inventors are Rhonda L. Childress, Austin, Texas, Ward K. Harold, Austin, Texas, David Bruce Kumhyr, Austin, Texas, Neil R. Pennell, Cedar Creek, Texas, and Randy Allen Scott, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Method, system and computer program product for communicating information regarding a managed resource in a network data processing system. A method, in a network data processing system, for communicating information regarding a managed resource includes receiving management information regarding at least one managed resource. The received management information is converted into a specified format, and the converted management information is then sent to at least one management application in conjunction with the sending of presence information to the at least one management application. The converted management information may then be extracted from the presence information for use in any desired manner. The invention provides a convenient mechanism for communicating status information and other appropriate information regarding a managed resource to interested parties connected to the network data processing system." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2009 (12/484,536). 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=83,64,804.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,804&RS=PN/83,64,804 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Broken-spheres Methodology for Improved Failure Probability Analysis in Multi-fail Regions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,118) developed by four co-inventors for "broken-spheres methodology for improved failure probability analysis in multi-fail regions." The co-inventors are Rajiv V. Joshi, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Rouwaida N. Kanj, Round Rock, Texas, Zhuo Li, Cedar Park, Texas, and Sani R. Nassif, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A failure probability for a system having multi-fail regions is computed by generating failure directions in a space whose dimensions are the system parameters under consideration. The failure directions are preferably uniform, forming radial slices. The failure directions may be weighted. The radial slices have fail boundaries defining fail regions comparable to broken shells. The distribution of the system parameters is integrated across the broken shell regions to derive a failure contribution for each failure direction. The failure probability is the sum of products of each failure contribution and its weight. Failure contributions are computed using equivalent expressions dependent on the number of dimensions, which can be used to build lookup tables for normalized fail boundary radii. The entire process can be iteratively repeated with successively increasing failure directions until the failure probability converges. The method is particularly useful in analyzing failure probability of electrical circuits such as memory cells." The patent application was filed on June 3, 2009 (12/477,361). 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=8,365,118&OS=8,365,118&RS=8,365,118 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Rockstar Consortium U.S. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Rockstar Consortium U.S., Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,364,807) developed by Larry DeWayne Lewis, Plano, Texas, for "identifying and controlling network sessions via an access concentration point." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention facilitates identification and control of peer-to-peer sessions via an access concentration point (ACP). The ACP will monitor packets routed therethrough and detect access messages intended for known peer-to-peer access services. The access messages sent from a communication client to the peer-to-peer access service, which will respond by sending an access reply message back to the communication client. The ACP will monitor the packets being routed to identify the access reply message, which will include routing addresses that may be associated with potential remote communication clients. With these addresses, the ACP can monitor packets to identify when an attempt to initiate a peer-to-peer communication session is being made to or through an entity associated with one or more of these addresses. Upon detecting a session initiation message to or through an identified address, the ACP may take any number of actions, depending on how the ACP is configured." The patent application was filed on Nov. 18, 2004 (10/991,791). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,64,807.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,807&RS=PN/83,64,807 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Agilemesh Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Agilemesh, Richardson, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,364,823) developed by four co-inventors for a "self-configuring IP video router." The co-inventors are Mark C. Cromwell, Plano, Texas, Richard K. Wiles, Plano, Texas, Dennis K. Smith, Plano, Texas, and James W. Dickerson, Plano, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The embodiments described in this disclosure address the above issues and others. Accordingly, a self-configuring IP video router provides a plug-and-play transport interface between two LANs, one of which is the host to multiple IP video cameras or servers. In accordance with an aspect of the disclosure, plug-and-play functionality provides that the device can be connected to both networks via standard hardware interfaces, discover the video sources on the "inside" network, and configure itself to do the appropriate IP address mapping and IP port transport across the interface between the networks." The patent application was filed on April 8, 2008 (12/099,286). 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=83,64,823.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,823&RS=PN/83,64,823 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Riverbed Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Riverbed Technology, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,364,815) developed by five co-inventors for "reliability and availability of distributed servers." The co-inventors are Daniel Edwin Burman, Flower Mound, Texas, Kartik Subbanna, Fremont, Calif., Steven McCanne, Berkeley, Calif., David Tze-Si Wu, Fremont, Calif., and Mark Stuart Day, Milton, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system of network proxies distributes data to multiple servers. Each network proxy is associated with a server. A network proxy intercepts a client request for data. If the network proxy determines that the request can be served using a copy of data stored on the local server, rather than the data stored on a remote server, it diverts the request to the local server. If the network proxy determines that the request cannot be served using a data from the local server, the network proxy diverts the request to a remote server storing the primary copy of the data. A server map specifies the locations of the primary copies of data. When a primary copy of data is updated on one of the servers, the associated network proxy propagates the updated data to the other servers. The servers can provide data from files, e-mail services, databases, or multimedia services." The patent application was filed on Oct. 3, 2005 (11/243,068). 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=83,64,815.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,815&RS=PN/83,64,815 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Empire Technology Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Empire Technology Development, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,365,131) developed by Farinaz Koushanfar, Houston, and Miodrag Potkonjak, Los Angeles, for a "hardware synthesis using thermally aware scheduling and binding." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Technologies are generally described for hardware synthesis using thermally aware scheduling and binding. Multiple versions of a hardware design may be generated, each having variations of schedule and binding results. The scheduling and binding may be performed such that thermal profiles of the multiple versions have thermal peaks that are distant between the versions. The increased physical distance between the thermal peaks of the versions can give the versions unique thermal characteristics. A schedule of rotation between the multiple versions of the design may be constructed such that the thermal profile of the integrated circuit balances out during operation. A linear programming framework may be used to analyze the multiple designs and construct a thermally aware rotation scheduling and binding. For example, the K most efficient versions may be selected and then durations for operating each version within a rotation may be determined." The patent application was filed on Jan. 11, 2010 (12/685,114). 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=8,365,131&OS=8,365,131&RS=8,365,131 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** 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.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Reducing the Learning Curve of a Transmission Control Protocol Connection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,824) developed by Ketan Priyakant Pancholi, Austin, Texas, Vasu Vallabhaneni, Austin, Texas, and Venkat Venkatsubra, Austin, Texas, for "reducing the learning curve of a transmission control protocol connection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method in a data processing system for reducing the learning curve of a transmission control protocol connection. A domain name system is queried for information. The information and a previously used transmission control protocol parameter for a transmission control protocol connection are received from the domain name system. The information and the previously used transmission control protocol parameter are used to configure a current transmission control protocol connection." The patent application was filed on May 30, 2008 (12/130,440). 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=83,64,824.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,824&RS=PN/83,64,824 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Programmatic Message Forwarding ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,826) developed by four co-inventors for a programmatic message forwarding. The co-inventors are Glen Edmond Chalemin, Austin, Texas, Indran Naick, Cedar Park, Texas, Clifford Jay Spinac, Austin, Texas, and Calvin Lui Sze, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Illustrative embodiments present a computer-implemented method for programmatic message forwarding. The computer-implemented method initiates a messaging session on a primary device and identifies device priority preferences for a set of secondary devices. The computer-implemented method further monitors for a presence of the mobile device, wherein the presence of the mobile device is indicated as a heartbeat, and responsive to a determination of the absence of the heartbeat is detected, identifies one of the set of secondary devices as a target device, and responsive to locating the target device, forwards a message to the target device." The patent application was filed on Jan. 2, 2009 (12/348,101). 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=83,64,826.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,826&RS=PN/83,64,826 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** ET International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- ET International, Newark, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,365,111) developed by Fei Chen, Austin, Texas, and Guang R. Gao, Newark, Del., for a "data driven logic simulation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus and method may be used for compiling a hardware logic design into data-driven logic programs to be executed on a data-driven chip. The apparatus may include storage with a library for defining a net-list synthesized by a synthesis tool. The apparatus may also include a data-driven logic verification chip comprising a plurality of logic processors. The apparatus may further include a code generator for adopting heuristics to convert the net-list into data driven logic programs and for allocating hardware resources to balance computing and storage loads across the plurality of logic processors of the verification chip." The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2009 (12/392,666). 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=8,365,111&OS=8,365,111&RS=8,365,111 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Logic Modification Synthesis ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,114) developed by six co-inventors for a logic modification synthesis. The co-inventors are Eli Arbel, Nesher, Ill., David Geiger, Peekskill, N.Y., Victor Kravets, New York, Smita Krishnaswamy, New York, Ruchir Puri, Baldwin Place, N.Y., and Haoxing Ren, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Two circuits, an original and a modified, are being recognized, with the original circuit having a first logic and the modified circuit having a second logic. The second logic contains at least one desired logic change relative to the first logic. An equivalence line is detected in the original circuit such that the first and second logic are equivalent from the circuit inputs to the equivalence line. At least one point of change is located amongst the logic gates that are neighboring the equivalence line. The points of change are accepted as verified if an observability condition is fulfilled. The observability condition is checked within a Boolean Satisfiability (SAT) formulation. Substitute logic for the verified points of change is derived using SAT and Boolean equation solving techniques, in such manner that the first logic becomes equivalent to the second logic." The patent application was filed on Aug. 25, 2010 (12/862,838). 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=8,365,114&OS=8,365,114&RS=8,365,114 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Automatic Defaults Proxy for Web-delivered Services ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,089) developed by Ori Pomerantz, Austin, Texas, for "automatic defaults proxy for web-delivered services." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system and computer program product are presented for intercepting data entry by a proxy server to automatically define data entry fields in a webpage. The proxy server counts a number of instances in which a particular type of data is entered into each field in the webpage. If the number of instances exceeds a predetermined number for a specific field, then subsequent users are prompted to enter data of that particular type in that specific field." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2007 (11/958,095). 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=8,365,089&OS=8,365,089&RS=8,365,089 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Data Center Resource Usage and Cost Determination ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,364,820) developed by Habib Madani, Richardson, Texas, Zeeshan Naseh, Richardson, Texas, and Mihaita Prunoiu, Plano, Texas, for a "data center resource usage and cost determination." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are provided to derive a virtual machine workload cost for a data center. At a network management appliance that is in communication with network resources and computing resources used by a plurality of virtual machines executed by the computing resources for providing one or more services, usage metrics are collected from network components of the network resources operating with respect to traffic that passes through the network resources as a result of the plurality of virtual machines executed by the computing resources. The virtual machine workload cost is computed from the usage metrics." The patent application was filed on June 1, 2010 (12/791,117). 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=83,64,820.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,820&RS=PN/83,64,820 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Processing Client Requests for Common Services According to One or More Canonical Forms ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,364,788) developed by four co-inventors for "processing client requests for common services according to one or more canonical forms." The co-inventors are Ivan Lomelli, Boynton Beach, Fla., Sanjay P. Lobo, Allen, Texas, Steven D. Witkop, Clinton Township, Mich., and Alexander Orlov, Caringbah, Australia.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In certain embodiments, a method for processing client requests for common services according to one or more canonical forms includes receiving from a computer system associated with a particular client a request to provide a common service and converting at least a portion of the request according to a canonical form. The method further includes accessing configuration data for the particular client specifying one or more processes for providing the common service to the particular client, and executing, based on the configuration data for the particular client, the one or more processes to communicate with a vendor-specific solution for providing the common service. At least a portion of a response from the vendor-specific solution is converted into the canonical form. Based on the configuration data for the particular client and the response from the vendor-specific solution, an output for providing the common service to the particular client is determined. The output is transmitted to the computer system associated with the particular client." The patent application was filed on March 13, 2008 (12/047,855). 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=83,64,788.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,788&RS=PN/83,64,788 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and System for Operating a Rating Server Based on Usage and Download Patterns within a Peer-to-peer Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,733) developed by Rabindranath Dutta, Austin, Texas, and Janani Janakiraman, Austin, Texas, for a "method and system for operating a rating server based on usage and download patterns within a peer-to-peer network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and a system is presented for pruning a peer-to-peer network such that a peer-to-peer search within the peer-to-peer network is initiated beginning with those nodes on which relevant content has previously been found for particular search keywords. For each completed search, a peer node gathers client rating results and then forwards the rating information to a rating server; these results reflect the degree to which searches successfully located content for keywords in a search using particular peer nodes. A rating server maintains a database of results received from nodes. Prior to initiating a new search at a peer node, the peer node consults one or more rating databases to retrieve a set of initial nodes to which the node should initiate the new search in order to maximize the speed and success of finding relevant content. The node then performs the new search using the set of initial nodes." The patent application was filed on Oct. 17, 2008 (12/253,780). 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=83,64,733.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,733&RS=PN/83,64,733 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Client/Server Request Handling ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,747) developed by four co-inventors for a "client/server request handling." The co-inventors are Michael Cheng, Austin, Texas, Stephen James Cocks, Winchester, United Kingdom, Robert Howard High Jr., Round Rock, Texas, and Ian Robinson, Southampton, United Kingdom.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a method, apparatus and computer program product which enables a target service to provide operations which behave, on a per operation basis, in a way appropriate to the type of client that requested the operation to be performed. As a result the target service can provide operations which behave differently for different clients. Further the client can obtain details of the behavior characteristics of the operations, according to its type, at runtime and act appropriately in the event of the request being timed out or resulting in a communication failure. For example, the client middleware can take action to re-issue a timed out request if the behavior characteristic for that operation indicates that multiple invocations of the operation will yield the same result." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2002 (10/322,101). 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=83,64,747.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,747&RS=PN/83,64,747 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** MTN Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- MTN Products, La Verne, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,731) developed by Tony Xiao, Shenzhen, China, and Chun Yen Wang, El Paso, Texas, for an "energy saving baffle for water cooler." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A water cooler assembly and/or liquid dispensing apparatus and method for using same, including an energy-saving baffle, which may take the form of a conventional or bottom load water cooler. Additionally, various other, alternative features may be included, such as: a door stop mechanism; an adjustable drip tray assembly; a leak stop mechanism; an adjustable bottle interface accommodating dimensional variations in water bottles; an instaboil feature; and various programmable dispensing and visual display modes." The patent application was filed on Sept. 9, 2009 (12/555,866). 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=8,356,731.PN.&OS=PN/8,356,731&RS=PN/8,356,731 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Dow Global Technologies, Dow Brasil Sudeste Industrial Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Dow Global Technologies, Midland, Mich., and Dow Brasil Sudeste Industrial, Sao Paulo, Brasil, have been assigned a patent (8,357,823) developed by David Bradley Wurm, Pearland, Texas, and Yuri Alencar Marques, Botucatu, Brazil, for an "alkylene oxide capped secondary alcohol ethoxylates as fermentation foam control agents." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided are foam control agents and their use for controlling foam in fermentation processes. The foam control agents are of the formula I: ##STR00001## wherein R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3, R.sup.4, n and y are as defined herein." The patent application was filed on Sept. 17, 2009 (12/561,466). 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=8,357,823.PN.&OS=PN/8,357,823&RS=PN/8,357,823 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method for Multidimensional Visual Correlation of Systems Management Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,078) developed by Rhonda L. Childress, Austin, Texas, David Bruce Kumhyr, Austin, Texas, and Neil Raymond Pennell, Cedar Creek, Texas, for a "method for multidimensional visual correlation of systems management data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, apparatus, and computer program product for monitoring the performance of a system. The mechanism of the present invention provides an interface in the form of a graphical user interface (GUI) to communicate multiple layers of system performance data to an operator. An operator monitors this display of information and uses it to determine how to adjust the system to optimize system performance. This mechanism of the present invention provides immediate feedback to an operator by displaying a trail of metric points, wherein the metric points indicate the status of system performance over a period of time. In this manner, the display mechanism of the present invention immediately conveys to an operator whether the system is operating within predefined margins, the results of performance adjustments made to the system, as well as predictions or trends for the system." The patent application was filed on Jan. 8, 2004 (10/753,250). 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=8,365,078.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,078&RS=PN/8,365,078 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,364,903) developed by five co-inventors for a "field level concurrency and transaction control for out-of-process object caching." The co-inventors are Amit Singh, Irving, Texas, Tarun Jindal, Irving, Texas, Tao Yang, The Colony, Texas, Fairborz Ebrahimi, Basking Ridge, N.J., and Dinyar Kavouspour, Plano, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes executing a multi-threaded, object-oriented application (OOA) on a device; receiving, by multiple threads of the OOA, an object from an out-of-process cache memory; mutating one or more fields of the object, wherein the one or more fields correspond to one or more attributes of the object; and applying an update of the one or more fields that have been mutated to the out-of-process cache memory, wherein the applying the update updates the one or more fields mutated at a field level and not at an object level." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2009 (12/644,125). 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=8,364,903.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,903&RS=PN/8,364,903 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System for Selective Encryption within Documents ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,980) developed by Randolph Michael Forlenza, Austin, Texas, and Viktors Berstis, Austin, Texas, for a "system for selective encryption within documents." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for selective encryption within a document. A portion of the document selected and marked for encryption is detected, the selected portion of the document including plaintext. The detected portion of the document selected for encryption is encrypted as ciphertext. The document is displayed with the selected portion of the document encrypted. An attempt by an accessor to access the encrypted portion of document is detected. The encrypted portion of the document is decrypted with a proper decryption key, wherein the decrypting includes decrypting the encrypted portion of the document in response to presentation of required data by the accessor. The required data includes the proper decryption key, a name of the accessor, and an employee number of the accessor. The portion of the document is displayed as decrypted." The patent application was filed on Jan. 13, 2012 (13/349,844). 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=8,364,980.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,980&RS=PN/8,364,980 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Rambus Assigned Patent for Executing Misaligned Load Dependent Instruction in Second Execution Stage in Parity Protected Mode in Configurable Pipelined Processor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Rambus, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,364,937) developed by William C. Moyer, Dripping Springs, Texas, and Jeffrey W. Scott, Austin, Texas, for "executing misaligned load dependent instruction in second execution stage in parity protected mode in configurable pipelined processor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes providing a data processor having an instruction pipeline, where the instruction pipeline has a plurality of instruction pipeline stages, and where the plurality of instruction pipeline stages includes a first instruction pipeline stage and a second instruction pipeline stage. The method further includes providing a load instruction and a data-dependent instruction to the instruction pipeline. Based on an operating mode, such as ECC mode or parity mode, the data-dependent instruction may execute in either the first of the second instruction pipeline stage. Further, the execution of the data-dependent instruction may depend on whether the most recently executed instruction was misaligned." The patent application was filed on April 13, 2012 (13/446,930). 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=8,364,937.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,937&RS=PN/8,364,937 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Dynamic Row-width Memory ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,889) developed by John B. Carter, Austin, Texas, and Karthick Rajamani, Austin, Texas, for a dynamic row-width memory.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism is provided for dynamic row-width memory. The memory adapts row width to usage based on memory controller and memory management system software control. The mechanism uses an organization and control of memory array access logic. The memory controller may receive an explicit command using existing column address lines or using a command line into the memory controller. In a first option, the memory controller receives a row width and disables the unused columns and turns off the unused sense amps. In a second option, the memory controller receives a row width and adjusts row count, keeping the number of active cells constant. In a third option, the memory controller receives a row width and adjusts a number of banks." The patent application was filed on May 28, 2010 (12/789,641). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,364,889.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,889&RS=PN/8,364,889 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Configuring a Unified Cache Based on an Associated Error Rate ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,364,896) developed by William C. Moyer, Dripping Springs, Texas, for a "method and apparatus for configuring a unified cache based on an associated error rate." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of configuring a unified cache includes identifying unified cache way assignment combinations for an application unit. Each combination has an associated error rate. A combination is selected based at least in part on the associated error rate. The unified cache is configured in accordance with the selected combination for execution of the application-unit." The patent application was filed on Sept. 20, 2008 (12/234,618). 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=8,364,896.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,896&RS=PN/8,364,896 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.

*** Futurewei Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Futurewei Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,365,032) developed by Meriam Khufu Ragheb Rezk, Stanford, Calif., and Cornelius van Rensburg, Wylie, Texas, for a "system and method for multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) communications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for MIMO communications is provided. A method includes receiving a data block of P matrices from a transmitter, and determining if operating conditions are met. The method also includes if operating conditions are not met, computing a test position, selecting a codeword based on the test position, and computing a metric. The metric may then be compared with an error radius to determine a validity of the codeword. If the codeword is invalid, another codeword is selected. If the codeword is valid, then the codeword is stored if all matrices have been evaluated, else another matrix is selected for evaluation. If matrices earlier in the data block have untested codewords while all codewords for a matrix being evaluated have been tested, backtracking may be performed. After the codewords for the data block have been found, the stored data may be outputted and processed." The patent application was filed on Nov. 23, 2009 (12/624,264). 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=8,365,032.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,032&RS=PN/8,365,032 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Modeling Memory Compression ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,928) developed by Saravanan Devendra, Karnataka, India, David Alan Hepkin, Austin, Texas, and Rajalakshmi SrinivasaRaghavan, Karnataka, India, for a modeling memory compression.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for modeling memory compression is provided in the illustrative embodiments. A subset of candidate pages is received. The subset of candidate pages is a subset of a set of candidate pages used in executing a workload in a data processing system. A candidate page is compressible uncompressed data in a memory associated with the data processing system. The subset of candidate pages is compressed in a scratch space. A compressibility of the workload is computed based on the compression of the subset of candidate pages. Page reference information of the subset of candidate pages is received. A memory reference rate of the workload is determined. A recommendation is presented about a memory compression model for the workload in the data processing system." The patent application was filed on April 24, 2012 (13/454,323). 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=8,364,928.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,928&RS=PN/8,364,928 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Aggregate Symmetric Multiprocessor System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,922) developed by William J. Starke, Round Rock, Texas, for "aggregate symmetric multiprocessor system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An aggregate symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) data processing system includes a first SMP computer including at least first and second processing units and a first system memory pool and a second SMP computer including at least third and fourth processing units and second and third system memory pools. The second system memory pool is a restricted access memory pool inaccessible to the fourth processing unit and accessible to at least the second and third processing units, and the third system memory pool is accessible to both the third and fourth processing units. An interconnect couples the second processing unit in the first SMP computer for load-store coherent, ordered access to the second system memory pool in the second SMP computer, such that the second processing unit in the first SMP computer and the second system memory pool in the second SMP computer form a synthetic third SMP computer." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2009 (12/643,716). 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=8,364,922.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,922&RS=PN/8,364,922 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** DJ Inventions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- DJ Inventions, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,364,950) developed by Douglas C. Osburn III, Houston, for an "auditable cryptographic protected communication system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An auditable cryptographic protected communication system for connecting an enterprise server to a plurality of industrial devices using messaging protocols for each industrial device enabling the industrial devices to receive commands and transmit status and measurement data using the individual device messaging protocols over a network." The patent application was filed on July 18, 2012 (13/552,396). 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=8,364,950.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,950&RS=PN/8,364,950 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Global Instructions for Spiral Cache Management ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,895) developed by Volker Strumpen, Austin, Texas, for a "global instructions for spiral cache management." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of operation of a pipelined cache memory supports global operations within the cache. The cache may be a spiral cache, with a move-to-front M2F network for moving values from a backing store to a front-most tile coupled to a processor or lower-order level of a memory hierarchy and a spiral push-back network for pushing out modified values to the backing-store. The cache controller manages application of global commands by propagating individual commands to the tiles. The global commands may provide zeroing, flushing and reconciling of the given tiles. Commands for interrupting and resuming interrupted global commands may be implemented, to reduce halting or slowing of processing while other global operations are in process. A line detector within each tile supports reconcile and flush operations, and a line patcher in the controller provides for initializing address ranges with no processor intervention." The patent application was filed on March 13, 2012 (13/419,143). 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=8,364,895.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,895&RS=PN/8,364,895 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Recording Events in a Virtual World ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,075) developed by four co-inventors for a "recording events in a virtual world." The co-inventors are Kulvir S. Bhogal, Pflugerville, Texas, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, San Francisco, Timothy J. Eby, Austin, Texas, and Samuel I. Ward, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods and articles of manufacture are disclosed for recording events occurring in a virtual world. In one embodiment, properties of events previously recorded and/or attended by a user may be identified. Recording criteria for the user may be derived from the identified properties. Upon identifying an event satisfying the recording criteria, the event may be recorded. The recorded event may be played back at the convenience of the user." The patent application was filed on Nov. 19, 2009 (12/622,205). 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=8,365,075.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,075&RS=PN/8,365,075 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,365,036) developed by Ravindraraj Ramaraju, Round Rock, Texas, David R. Bearden, Austin, Texas, and Troy For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://targetednews.com.

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