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

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in North Carolina (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 North Carolina.

*** Bank of America Assigned Patent for Secure Platforms for Financial Transaction Applications ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Bank of America, Charlotte, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,364,567) developed by five co-inventors for "secure platforms for financial transaction applications." The co-inventors are Daniel P. Shnowske, Waxahachie, Texas, William Treadwell, Addison, Texas, Todd Keith Inskeep, Charlotte, N.C., Helene Urban Mele , Denver, N.C., and Ketil Bjugan, Charlotte, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for a secure platform for conducting financial institution transactions. A game console platform is defined that provides for both individual customers and business customers to conduct financial transactions while ensuring higher integrity and confidentiality of the customer's transactions. Additionally, the platform provides for greater user-interface functionality and a heightened user experience." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2008 (12/345,343). 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=8,364,567&OS=8,364,567&RS=8,364,567 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Hybrid Off-peak and Just-in-time Integration ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,655) developed by Richard V. Hom, Troy, Mich., Eric M. Nelson, Durham, N.C., and James C. North, Virginia Beach, Va., for a "hybrid off-peak and just-in-time integration." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention is directed to off-peak and just-in-time (JIT) retrieval of directory information to reduce network traffic and load on directory servers and/or data sources by requesting only the information that is currently needed from the directory server, while subsequently updating the directory information during an off-peak period in the case that the directory information retrieved in a JIT manner is outdated. In these embodiments, a hybrid integrator operable with an integration directory capable of retrieving directory information in a JIT manner provides this functionality." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2010 (12/893,468). 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=8,364,655&OS=8,364,655&RS=8,364,655 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** ICAP Services North America Assigned Patent for Call for Quote/price System and Methods for Use in a Wholesale Financial Market ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- ICAP Services North America, Jersey City, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,364,573) developed by Richard Raymond May, Matthews, N.C., for a "call for quote/price system and methods for use in a wholesale financial market." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electronic trading system and associated methods that provide for anonymous pricing data while ensuring the integrity of the system by preventing it from being used for price discovery information only. Methods are included to police the dealers requesting price information and clear rules are implemented to reward the dealer offering the best price. Dealers request price information by submitting an open (not anonymous) request to a broker for a price on an amount of a security or financial instrument, referred to herein as a "Price-For-Call," which results in an anonymous RFQ being sent to a group of other dealers. If more than one dealer in the group responds with a price, only the best price (bid or offer or both) is returned to the requesting dealer and only the dealer offering the best price is rewarded with knowledge of the price information by virtue of the fact that his price traded." The patent application was filed on May 18, 2010 (12/782,148). 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=8,364,573&OS=8,364,573&RS=8,364,573 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Bank of America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Bank of America, Charlotte, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,364,681) developed by eight co-inventors for an electronic discovery system. The co-inventors are Phillip L. Richards, Charlotte, N.C., Eric B. Hobart, Gastonia, N.C., David M. Andersen, Charlotte, N.C., Emerson D. Miller, Charlotte, N.C., Michael J. Mayer, Charlotte, N.C., John N. Whalen Jr., Cornelius, N.C., Brian L. Toomey , Charlotte, N.C., and David W. Stellhorn, Iron Station, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for improved electronic discovery and custodian management. Embodiments herein disclosed provide for an enterprise wide e-discovery system that provides for data to be identified, located, retrieved, preserved, searched, reviewed and produced in an efficient and cost-effective manner across the entire enterprise system. In addition, by structuring management of e-discovery based on case/matter, custodian and data and providing for linkage between the same, further efficiencies are realized in terms of identifying, locating and retrieving data and leveraging results of previous e-discoveries with current requests." The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2009 (12/627,791). 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=8,364,681&OS=8,364,681&RS=8,364,681 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** ICAP Services North America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- ICAP Services North America, Jersey City, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,364,574) developed by Richard Raymond May, Matthews, N.C., for a "call for quote/price system and methods for use in a wholesale financial market." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electronic trading system and associated methods that provide for anonymous pricing data while ensuring the integrity of the system by preventing it from being used for price discovery information only. Methods are included to police the dealers requesting price information and clear rules are implemented to reward the dealer offering the best price. Dealers request price information by submitting an open (not anonymous) request to a broker for a price on an amount of a security or financial instrument, referred to herein as a "Price-For-Call," which results in an anonymous RFQ being sent to a group of other dealers. If more than one dealer in the group responds with a price, only the best price (bid or offer or both) is returned to the requesting dealer and only the dealer offering the best price is rewarded with knowledge of the price information by virtue of the fact that his price traded." The patent application was filed on May 18, 2010 (12/782,213). 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=8,364,574&OS=8,364,574&RS=8,364,574 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Importing and Reconciling Resources from Disjoint Name Spaces to a Common Namespace ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,683) developed by John E. Dinger, Cary, N.C., and Jacob Yackenovich, Morrisville, N.C., for "importing and reconciling resources from disjoint name spaces to a common namespace." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A namespace exploits individual resource identity attributes of an application to allow the integration of resource instances from applications into a configuration management database (CMDB), prior to any data cleansing or namespace harmonization activities. An approach for incremental reconciliation of resource instances within the CMDB is defined." The patent application was filed on Aug. 30, 2007 (11/847,806). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,683&OS=8,364,683&RS=8,364,683 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Red Hat Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Red Hat, Raleigh, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,364,687) developed by Eric Williamson, Willow Spring, N.C., for "systems and methods for binding multiple interpolated data objects." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments relate to systems and methods for binding multiple interpolated data objects. A database management system can store operational data, such as financial, medical, or other information. A user can access a set of target data, representing an output desired to be generated from an interpolated set of input data. Thus, the average air temperature of a region may be known for ten years, along with other inputs including water temperature, wind speed, and other data. The interpolation engine can receive a target temperature for the current year, and generate water temperatures, wind speeds, or other inputs that will produce the target temperature. The interpolation engine can also be configured to access and combine two or more sets of interpolated data using a set of data bindings into one multiply-bound interpolation object. The combined or multiply-bound interpolation object can be operated on by the interpolation engine or accessing application(s) on a unified and updateable basis." The patent application was filed on Nov. 29, 2010 (12/955,811). 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=8,364,687&OS=8,364,687&RS=8,364,687 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** SkyHawke Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- SkyHawke Technologies, Ridgeland, Miss., has been assigned a patent (8,364,293) developed by Matthew P. Doherty, North Palm Beach, Fla., James F. Doherty III, Raleigh, N.C., and William G. Moore, Raleigh, N.C., for a "situation-neutral golf metrics systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods providing statistical analytics of golf performance including text, tabular, graphic, and image-based outputs that include trends information for the golfer, all based upon actual golf play on course situations, wherein the golfer inputs shot data during play, without interrupting the flow of the game, and uploads the shot data for analytics and review online, including detailed diagrammatic representations of golf performance analytics, including scattergraph diagrams having the directionality of any shot being uniformly and consistently oriented to provide a zeroed-out orientation for each shot." The patent application was filed on Feb. 6, 2008 (12/012,867). 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=8,364,293&OS=8,364,293&RS=8,364,293 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Test Circuit for Serial Link Receiver ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,363,736) developed by four co-inventors for a "test circuit for serial link receiver." The co-inventors are Hayden C. Cranford, Cary, N.C., Daniel P. Greenberg, Raleigh, N.C., Joseph M. Stevens, Morrisville, N.C., and Westerfield J. Ficken, Cary, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A test circuit for a serial link receiver includes a first current source coupled to a first input of the serial link receiver, and a second current source coupled to a second input of the serial link receiver. The first current source is symmetrically matched to the second current source. A first switch of the first current source is turned on to permit a charge-retaining mechanism thereof to be charged. A second switch of the first current source is turned on to permit the retained charge retained to be asserted on the first input. The charge turns on a control switch of the first current source, through which the charge is asserted on the first input. A charge-draining mechanism of the first current source is turned on to thereafter permit the charge to be drained in a controlled manner after the charge has been asserted." The patent application was filed on March 10, 2011 (13/044,604). 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=83,63,736.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,736&RS=PN/83,63,736 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** U.S. Navy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- The U.S. Navy has been assigned a patent (8,363,775) developed by four co-inventors for "doping of semiconductor materials by nuclear transmutation." The co-inventors are Noel A. Guardala, Columbia, Md., Ian Patrick Wellenius, Raleigh, N.C., Jack L. Price Jr., Derwood, Md., and John F. Muth, Cary, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "As typically embodied, the inventive method features bombardment of atomic nuclei with .sup.3He ions in order to effect transmutation of atoms from a first atomic element to a second atomic element. Two notable inventive genres describe transmutation of: oxygen to nitrogen in an oxygen-containing target (e.g., including ZnO film); and, carbon to boron in a carbon-containing target (e.g., including SiC film). According to the former, transmutation of .sup.16O to .sup.15N occurs; more specifically, transmutation of .sup.16O to .sup.15O occurs via nuclear bombardment, and then transmutation of .sup.15O to .sup.15N occurs via decay by positron emission. According to the latter, transmutation of .sup.12C to .sup.11B occurs; more specifically, transmutation of .sup.12C to .sup.11C occurs via nuclear bombardment, and then transmutation of .sup.11C to .sup.11B occurs via decay by positron emission. Inventive practice frequently results in significant alteration of at least one physical property among: electronic carrier concentration; resistivity; photoconductivity; luminescence; morphology." The patent application was filed on Nov. 26, 2007 (11/998,861). 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=83,63,775.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,775&RS=PN/83,63,775 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Avaya Assigned Patent for Method and System for Aurally Positioning Voice Signals in a Contact Center Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Avaya, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,363,810) developed by John H. Yoakum, Cary, N.C., Tony McCormack, Galway, Ireland, and John Costello, Galway, Ireland, for a "method and system for aurally positioning voice signals in a contact center environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A contact center media server for aurally positioning participants of a contact center transaction at aural positions designated by a contact center agent. The media server includes a communications interface coupled to a controller and adapted to interface with a plurality of voice paths. Each of the voice paths is associated with one of a plurality of participants in a contact center transaction. A three-dimensional (3D) spatializer engine is coupled to the controller and can receive incoming voice signals received over voice paths and corresponding aural position data. The 3D spatializer engine processes the incoming voice signals and generates outgoing voice signals that include signal characteristics that aurally position the first outgoing voice signals at an aural position with respect to the contact center agent indicated by the aural position data." The patent application was filed on Sept. 8, 2009 (12/555,413). 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=83,63,810.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,810&RS=PN/83,63,810 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Tekelec Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Tekelec, Morrisville, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,364,124) developed by Peter Joseph Marsico, Chapel Hill, N.C., for "methods, systems, and computer readable media for tokenization of multimedia messages." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and computer readable media for processing multimedia messages are disclosed. One method includes receiving a first multimedia messaging service (MMiss. message containing a first payload. The method further includes extracting and caching the first payload. The method further includes associating a token with the first payload and replacing, in the MMS message, the first payload with a second payload containing the token thereby establishing a modified MMS message. The method further includes forwarding the modified MMS message to the message recipient." The patent application was filed on Feb. 16, 2011 (13/028,875). 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=8,364,124&OS=8,364,124&RS=8,364,124 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** SAS Institute Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- SAS Institute, Cary, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,364,517) developed by five co-inventors for a "computer-implemented systems and methods for forecast reconciliation." The co-inventors are Michele Angelo Trovero, Dunellen, N.J., Mahesh V. Joshi, Cary, N.C., Michael James Leonard, Apex, N.C., Richard Patrick Fahey, Cary, N.C., and Dmitry V. Golovashkin, Cary, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for reconciling a forecast are presented. A method can be used that receives a plurality of hierarchical forecast data sets. An output child data set including an index value and a status indicator representing an unprocessed state is generated. A particular parent data set forecast is identified from a parent data set. Locations for a group of one or more child data set forecasts that are children of the particular parent data set forecast are identified and accessed. A reconciliation operation is performed, a particular child data set forecast is adjusted and stored in a record, and a status indicator for the record is modified." The patent application was filed on Dec. 16, 2011 (13/328,811). 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=8,364,517.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,517&RS=PN/8,364,517 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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