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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Colorado (Jan. 31)
[January 31, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Colorado (Jan. 31)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Colorado.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,364,729) developed by Helen Balinsky, Cardiff, United Kingdom, Liqun Chen, Bristol, United Kingdom, and Steven J. Simske, Fort Collins, Colo., for a "document management system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A document management system includes a document. One or more of a plurality of map-files of the document correspond(s) with a step of a multi-step workflow associated with the document. A random nonce is generated for each of the steps of the multi-step workflow except for an initial step of the multi-step workflow. Each of the random nonces i) is incorporated as a map-file entry into a respective one of the plurality of map-files corresponding with a step of the multi-step workflow that directly precedes the step of the multi-step workflow for which the random nonce is generated and ii) is used to perform a nonce-based initiating operation a respective one of the plurality of map-files corresponding with the step of the multi-step workflow for which the random nonce is generated." The patent application was filed on March 17, 2011 (13/050,888). 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=8,364,729&OS=8,364,729&RS=8,364,729 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Integral Analytics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Integral Analytics, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,364,609) developed by Michael T. Ozog, Fort Collins, Colo., for an "optimization of microgrid energy use and distribution." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An energy distribution may include a server and one or more databases. The system may communicate with an energy provider to receive energy provider data, at least one information collector to receive information collector data such as individualized energy usage data, customer preferences, and customer or location characteristics, and the one or more databases for receiving data for optimization. The system may calculate a cost of service or avoided cost using at least one of the individualized energy usage data and a system generation cost at a nearest bus. The system may also forecast individualized demand by end-use, individualized demand by location, energy prices, or energy costs. The system may optimize energy distribution, energy use, cost of service, or avoided cost using the forecasted individualized demand by end-use, the forecasted individualized demand by location, the forecasted energy prices, and the forecasted energy costs." The patent application was filed on Jan. 14, 2010 (12/687,827). 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=8,364,609&OS=8,364,609&RS=8,364,609 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Altera Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Altera, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,991) developed by five co-inventors for "bidirectional wavelength cross connect architectures using wavelength routing elements." The co-inventors are Edward J. Bortolini, Nederland, Colo., Dirk Barthel, Westminster, Colo., Robert T. Weverka, Boulder, Colo., Samuel Paul Weaver, Boulder, Colo., and Paulo E. Silveira, Boulder, Colo.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Bidirectional wavelength cross connects include a plurality of ports, each configured to receive an input optical signals, each input optical signal having a plurality of spectral bands. At least one of the plurality of ports is disposed to simultaneously transmit an output optical signal having at least one of the spectral bands. A plurality of wavelength routing elements are configured to selectively route input optical signal spectral bands to output optical signals." The patent application was filed on April 7, 2010 (12/756,004). 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=83,63,991.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,991&RS=PN/83,63,991 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Avaya Assigned Patent for Beeping in Politely ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Avaya, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,363,808) developed by Michael A. Bland, Boulder, Colo., and Michael J. Thomas, Denver, for beeping in politely.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides methods, devices, and systems for allowing a conference participant to politely join a conference already in progress. The conference participant may attempt to connect to the conference and the conferencing system may wait to allow the participant access to the conference until a polite moment occurs in the conference. Upon such an occurrence of a polite moment, the participant may be joined to the conference and the participant's presence may be announced." The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2007 (11/860,741). 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=83,63,808.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,808&RS=PN/83,63,808 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Brain Basket Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Brain Basket, Boulder, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,363,862) developed by Joan Billger Burleigh, Fort Collins, Colo., and Joan Phillips Waldron, Fort Collins, Colo., for a magnetostrictive auditory system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is hearing device that uses magnetostrictive materials to assist a user in hearing and comprehending sounds. Conductive coils are made with a magnetostrictive covering that can comprise a film or other coating. In addition, printed circuit boards can be used with traces that form a coil to generate a magnetic field that activates a magnetostrictive film disposed over the coil traces on the printed circuit board. Enhanced effects are achieved using these systems. Delays in the signal processing can also be introduced by varying the thickness of the magnetostrictive coverings." The patent application was filed on July 10, 2009 (12/500,681). 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=83,63,862.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,862&RS=PN/83,63,862 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** McAfee Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- McAfee, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,793) developed by C. Scott Chasin, Denver, Wei Lin, Norcross, Ga., and Paul Kincaid-Smith, Lakewood, Colo., for "stopping and remediating outbound messaging abuse." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are provided for allowing subscriber message sending profiles to be maintained and used in conjunction with behavior-based anomaly detection techniques and traditional content-based spam signature filtering to enable application of appropriate message disposition policies to outbound subscriber message traffic. According to one embodiment, subscriber profiles are constructed for multiple subscriber accounts associated with a service provider based on outbound message flow originated from the subscriber accounts. Then, possible subscriber account misuse may be discovered by performing behavior-based anomaly detection, including a comparison of a subscriber profile associated with the subscriber account with recent subscriber account usage information, to identify one or more behavioral anomalies in outbound message flow originated from a subscriber account, the behavior-based anomaly detection." The patent application was filed on April 20, 2011 (13/091,011). 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=83,63,793.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,793&RS=PN/83,63,793 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Avaya Assigned Patent for Selection and Initiation of IVR Scripts by Contact Center Agents ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Avaya, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,363,796) developed by four co-inventors for a "selection and initiation of IVR scripts by contact center agents." The co-inventors are Ashutosh Adkar, Pune, India, Amey Kulkarni, Pune, India, Paul Roller Michaelis, Louisville, Colo., and Anand Paithankar, Pune, India.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, devices and systems for selecting IVR script and initiating that IVR script are provided. More specifically, playback of an IVR script to a user of a client endpoint can be initiated by an agent at a content sharing endpoint selecting, dragging, and dropping a representation of that IVR script onto a representation of the voice communication session. After initiation of the IVR script, the agent can drop off of the call, leaving the IVR system to interact with the client endpoint without requiring further agent involvement." The patent application was filed on Oct. 15, 2009 (12/579,842). 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=83,63,796.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,796&RS=PN/83,63,796 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Covidien Assigned Patent for Medical Sensor and Technique for Using the Same ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Covidien, Mansfield, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,364,220) developed by Donald Sandmore, Longmont, Colo., for a "medical sensor and technique for using the same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to embodiments, a headcovering hat-based, and/or headband sensor assembly may provide an output to indicate when the sensor experiences abnormal forces or pressure. The sensor assembly may include features to increase the pressure against the tissue to allow the sensor to contact the tissue with sufficient force to obtain accurate measurement, but not so much force as to cause any discomfort for a patient." The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2008 (12/237,532). 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=8,364,220&OS=8,364,220&RS=8,364,220 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Masimo Assigned Patent for Physiological Monitor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Masimo, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,364,223) developed by five co-inventors for a physiological monitor. The co-inventors are Ammar Al-Ali, Costa Mesa, Calif., Mohamed K. Diab, Mission Viejo, Calif., Massi E. Kiani, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Robert James Kopotic, Jamul, Calif., and David Tobler, Westminster, Colo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A patient monitor has multiple sensors adapted to attach to tissue sites of a living subject. The sensors generate sensor signals that are responsive to at least two wavelengths of optical radiation after attenuation by pulsatile blood within the tissue sites." The patent application was filed on May 3, 2006 (11/417,931). 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=8,364,223&OS=8,364,223&RS=8,364,223 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Avaya Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Avaya, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,364,125) developed by George William Erhart, Pataskala, Ohio, Valentine C. Matula, Granville, Ohio, and David Joseph Skiba, Golden, Colo., for a "content delivery to a telecommunications terminal that is associated with a call in progress." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is disclosed that enables the delivery of relevant content to a telecommunications user engaged in a call. In particular, in the illustrative embodiments a telecommunications terminal that is to receive content is selected based on (i) a telecommunications terminal involved in a call and (ii) the mode of communication (e.g., voice, video, text, etc.) of the call. In addition, in the illustrative embodiments the second terminal to which content is to be delivered might also be based on one or more of the following: the identity of the user; the identity of other users involved in the call; the telecommunications terminal employed by the user for the call; other telecommunications terminals involved in the call; the date and time; the location of the user; and the location of other users involved in the call." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2004 (10/984,398). 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=8,364,125&OS=8,364,125&RS=8,364,125 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Qwest Communications International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Qwest Communications International, Denver, has been assigned a patent (8,364,126) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and system for providing transmission of selected media programs to a wireless subscriber." The co-inventors are Edward A. Youngs, Boulder, Colo., Jafar Nabkel, Boulder, Colo., Donald E. Gillespie, Boulder, Colo., Harvey J. Benson, Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Karen Siegel-Jacobs, Boulder, Colo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for providing transmission of a selected media program to a wireless handset includes a source provider, such as a wireless network or a wireless handset, for receiving a transmission from at least one media program provider. At least one wireless handset transmits a request selecting one of the media programs. In response thereto, the source provider simultaneously transmits the selected media program to each of the wireless handsets." The patent application was filed on June 23, 2003 (10/601,773). 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=8,364,126&OS=8,364,126&RS=8,364,126 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EchoStar Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- EchoStar Technologies, Englewood, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,364,107) developed by seven co-inventors for a signal degradation detection. The co-inventors are Robert J.V. Jackson, Englewood, Colo., Tianhua Zhang, Superior, Colo., Moutaz Elkaissi, Highlands Ranch, Colo., Hao Nguyen, Denver, Jorge Sotelo, Denver, Wendell Blackman, Denver, and Greg Goldey, Castle Rock, Colo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Implementations are directed to predicting signal degradation at receivers used to display a programming service. The receivers capture signal strength data that is then transmitted to a processing location, which may be associated with a provider of the programming service. A signal degradation detector at the provider operates to predict whether or not a future unacceptable signal quality will occur within a time interval. The prediction may be based on a test quantity calculated from signals captured at the receiver and based on a figure of merit for the geographic locale in which the receiver is located. A maintenance call may be initiated for those receivers that have such a poor signal quality." The patent application was filed on June 25, 2010 (12/823,789). 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=8,364,107&OS=8,364,107&RS=8,364,107 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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