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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Washington (July 25)
[July 25, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Washington (July 25)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Washington.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,229,980) developed by Srivatsan Parthasarathy, Seattle, for state buckets.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques involving state buckets are described. In an implementation, a plurality of axes are defined, each corresponding to a proposed separation or unification of state for software. For each of the axes, one or more scenarios are determined that are enabled by the defined separation or unification of the state for the software. The defined plurality of axes are then prioritized, one to another, based on respective said one or more scenarios. A plurality of buckets are defined based on the prioritizing, each corresponding to one or more said axes." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2008 (12/111,967). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,229,980.PN.&OS=PN/8,229,980&RS=PN/8,229,980 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Multidimensional Data Space Queries with Expression Evaluation ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,229,923) developed by four co-inventors for "multidimensional data space queries with expression evaluation." The co-inventors are Akshai M. Mirchandani, Redmond, Wash., Marius Dumitru, Issaquah, Wash., Mosha Pasumansky, Redmond, Wash., and Irina G. Gorbach, Bellevue, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and techniques for executing queries of a sparse multidimensional data space in the presence of expressions. A dimension is associated with a set of data references, which reference stored data items. A query expression has dimension or a data reference as an operand. A result space with one or more result dimensions is defined based on the query. A plan is built and executed for retrieving the stored data items associated with the result dimensions, and forming "calculated data items" by evaluating the expression. Executing the plan produces a stream of data tuples, each having a set of data components storing the retrieved data items and/or the calculated data items. Data components are either empty or have data values. An iterative algorithm is employed on the stream to locate the data tuples that are empty at the intersection of each result dimension." The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2008 (12/239,695). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,229,923.PN.&OS=PN/8,229,923&RS=PN/8,229,923 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for URL Reputation System ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,229,930) developed by six co-inventors for a URL reputation system. The co-inventors are Jason Cohen, Woodinville, Wash., Benjamin Arai, Bellevue, Wash., Craig Boucher, Bellevue, Wash., Nicholas Waggoner, Newcastle, Wash., Jose Marcos De Oliveira, Redmond, Wash., and Yun Lin, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A URL reputation system may have a reputation server and a client device with a cache of reputation information. A URL reputation query from the client to the server may return reputation data along with probabilistic set membership information for several variants of the requested URL. The client may use the probabilistic set membership information to determine if the reputation server has additional information for another related URL as well as whether the classifications are inheritable from one of the variants. If the probabilistic set membership determines that the reputation server may have additional information, a query may be made to the reputation server, otherwise the reputation may be inferred from the data stored in the cache." The patent application was filed on Feb. 1, 2010 (12/697,306). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,229,930.PN.&OS=PN/8,229,930&RS=PN/8,229,930 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Hardware Accelerated Transactional Memory System with Open Nested Transactions ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,229,907) developed by seven co-inventors for a "hardware accelerated transactional memory system with open nested transactions." The co-inventors are Jan Gray, Bellevue, Wash., Martin Taillefer, Redmond, Wash., Yosseff Levanoni, Redmond, Wash., Ali-Reza Adl-Tabatabai, San Jose, Calif., Dave Detlefs, Issaquah, Wash., Michael Magruder, Carnation, Wash., and David Callahan, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Hardware assisted transactional memory system with open nested transactions. Embodiments include a system whereby hardware acceleration of transactions can be accomplished by implementing open nested transaction in hardware which respect software locks such that a top level transaction can be implemented in software, and thus not be limited by hardware constraints typical when using hardware transactional memory systems." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2009 (12/495,582). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,229,907.PN.&OS=PN/8,229,907&RS=PN/8,229,907 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Schema for Federated Searching ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,229,963) developed by five co-inventors for a "schema for federated searching." The co-inventors are David Fields, Kirkland, Wash., Paolo Marcucci, Seattle, Carlos Brito, Sammamish, Wash., Chris McConnell, Redmond, Wash., and Scott Hysom, Issaquah, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the present invention provide a schema to describe the structure of a data store that may be used to query the data store. The schema may include a property description describing static and contextual attributes of a property of the data store. The schema may also include a property reference describing contextual attributes of a property of the data store, while referencing static attributes from a property description in another schema. In some instances, the schema may further describe item types and/or kinds for the data store." The patent application was filed on March 25, 2008 (12/054,998). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,229,963.PN.&OS=PN/8,229,963&RS=PN/8,229,963 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Identifying Negative Keywords Associated with Advertisements ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,229,942) developed by Carl F. Hubinette, Brier, Wash., for "identifying negative keywords associated with advertisements." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure includes a system and method for identifying negative keywords associated with advertisements. In some implementations, a method for advertising includes identifying one or more keywords associated with an advertisement. The keywords used to embed the advertisement in Web pages such as those including search results. By scoring keywords to identify those keywords that are not relevant to the web page content, one or more negative keywords can be identified in order to limit the embedding of non-relevant advertisements in web page content." The patent application was filed on April 17, 2007 (11/736,452). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,229,942.PN.&OS=PN/8,229,942&RS=PN/8,229,942 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Data Binding for XML Schemas ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,229,976) developed by Steven P. Burns, Redmond, Wash., for a "data binding for XML schemas." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A user interface may be generated from an XML schema. For a data object definition in an XML schema, a user interface object may be defined, and a memory store for the data object may be created and bound to the user interface object. The user interface component may be defined in the XML schema, as a separate file, or within an XML document. A user interface object may be selected based on the data type, and various limits and display mechanisms and input devices may be configured based on the schema. When bound, the data stored in the memory store may be reflected in the user interface component, and changes to the user interface component may be reflected in the memory store." The patent application was filed on March 27, 2008 (12/057,325). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,229,976.PN.&OS=PN/8,229,976&RS=PN/8,229,976 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Trusted Operating Environment for Malware Detection ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,511) developed by Reshma Khilnani, Beijing, and Kristofer N. Iverson, Redmond, Wash., for a "trusted operating environment for malware detection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described herein are techniques and apparatuses for scanning a computing device for malware and/or viruses. In various embodiments, a trusted operating environment, which may include a trusted operating system and/or a trusted antivirus tool, may be utilized with respect to a computing device. More particularly, the trusted operating system may be used to boot the computing device. Moreover, the trusted antivirus tool may search the computing device for malware definition updates (e.g., virus signature updates) and use the trusted operating system to scan the computing device for malware. In other embodiments, the trusted antivirus tool may scan the computing device and remove any viruses detected by the trusted antivirus tool. The trusted operating system may then reboot the computing device into a clean environment once any detected viruses are removed." The patent application was filed on Dec. 10, 2010 (12/964,889). 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=8,230,511&OS=8,230,511&RS=8,230,511 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (RE43,545) developed by Michael Cohen, Seattle, for a virtual skywriting.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Users with mobile computing devices author skywriting and submit them to a virtual skywriting service. A mobile computing device having wireless network access is configured to capture a digital image of a real world scene including sky. The image is captured while the mobile computing device is in a geographical location or area. While the mobile computing device is still in the geographical location or area, it transmits via the wireless network a request for virtual skywriting. The request is received by a skywriting service that obtains or determines the geographical location/area that the computing device is in or near. The skywriting service selects a skywriting from among the previously submitted skywritings; the skywriting may be selected based on its having been entered at or associated with the geographical location. The mobile device receives the virtual skywriting from the service and displays a version of the digital image with the virtual skywriting added to the sky in the version of the digital image. Either the service or the mobile device may render the skywriting onto the image. Various effects may be applied in rendering the skywriting to give it realistic or vapor-like appearance." The patent application was filed on July 30, 2011 (13/174,576). 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=RE43,545&OS=RE43,545&RS=RE43,545 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Monitoring Distributed Applications ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,386) developed by seven co-inventors for monitoring distributed applications. The co-inventors are Igor Sedukhin, Issaquah, Wash., Gueorgui Bonov Chkodrov, Redmond, Wash., Amol Sudhakar Kulkarni, Bothell, Wash., Mariusz Gerard Borsa, Redmond, Wash., Haoran Andy Wu, Sammamish, Wash., Daniel Eshner, Issaquah, Wash., and Gilles C.J.A. Zunino, Kirkland, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for monitoring distributed applications. Declarative application models are used. Operational data for a deployed application can be compared to an application intent expressed in a corresponding declarative application to provide more effective monitoring of application behavior. Application components can subscribe to an event fabric to receive configurations that indicate what events the application is to emit (i.e., publish into the event fabric) for monitoring. Thus, applications essentially subscribe to produce information (as opposed to subscribing to receive information). Monitoring can be dynamically adjusted in response to environment changes." The patent application was filed on Aug. 23, 2007 (11/844,177). 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=8,230,386&OS=8,230,386&RS=8,230,386 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Method and System for Controlling Access Privileges for Trusted Network Nodes ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,485) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and system for controlling access privileges for trusted network nodes." The co-inventors are Sterling M. Reasor, Bellevue, Wash., Ramesh Chinta, Sammamish, Wash., Paul J. Leach, Seattle, John E. Brezak, Woodinville, Wash., and Eric R. Flo, Sammamish, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for controlling access to a computer provides for loose security within a local network while retaining strong security against external access to the network. In one embodiment, a user has access to trusted nodes in a secured group within an unmanaged network, without being required to choose, enter and remember a login password. To establish such a secure blank password or one-click logon account for the user on a computer, a strong random password is generated and stored, and the account is designated as a blank password account. If the device is part of a secured network group, the strong random password is replicated to the other trusted nodes. When a user with a blank password account wishes to log in to a computer, the stored strong random password is retrieved and the user is authenticated." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2004 (10/941,559). 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=8,230,485&OS=8,230,485&RS=8,230,485 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Compliance Interface for Compliant Applications ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,451) developed by seven co-inventors for a "compliance interface for compliant applications." The co-inventors are Aaron Culbreth, Bellevue, Wash., Keumars A. Ahdieh II, Lake Stevens, Wash., Peter M. Wiest, Issaquah, Wash., Roderick M. Toll, Sammamish, Wash., Roger H. Wynn, Redmond, Wash., Stan Dale Pennington, NewCastle, Wash., and Timothy Arthur Gill, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A compliance interface is disclosed that takes in queries from applications which may want to know if they are compliant with associated polices stored on a computing system. The interface can then interpret these queries and provide notifications and instructions to the applications. Notifications may give notice of how a policy may impact an application, and instructions may tell an application how to behave in order to stay compliant with the policies. In one aspect, the interface exposes policies set forth by parents. Via a management control panel, parents can set or alter various policies, stored in a settings store, to protect children from contact with undesirable content. The interface interprets these policies to ensure that applications, such as those provided by third party vendors, are compliant with the wishes set forth in the parents' policies." The patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2010 (12/855,867). 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=8,230,451&OS=8,230,451&RS=8,230,451 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Administrative Tool Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,405) developed by four co-inventors for an administrative tool environment. The co-inventors are Jeffrey P. Snover, Woodinville, Wash., Daryl W. Wray, Redmond, Wash., James W. Truher III, Bellevue, Wash., and Bruce G. Payette, Bellevue, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In an administrative tool environment, user input is supplied to an administrative tool framework for processing. The administrative tool framework maps user input to cmdlet objects. The cmdlet objects describe a grammar for parsing the user input and input objects to obtain expected input parameters. The input objects are emitted by one cmdlet and are available as input to another cmdlet. The input objects may be any precisely parseable input, such as .NET objects, plain strings, XML documents, and the like. The input objects are not live objects. The cmdlets may operate within the same process. Alternatively, one cmdlet may operate locally while another cmdlet operates remotely. The cmdlets may be provided by the administrative tool framework or may be provided by third party developers. The user input may be supplied to the framework via a host cmdlet." The patent application was filed on Feb. 23, 2007 (11/678,555). 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=8,230,405&OS=8,230,405&RS=8,230,405 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Aggregating Recurrent Schedules to Optimize Resource Consumption ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,436) developed by nine co-inventors for "aggregating recurrent schedules to optimize resource consumption." The co-inventors are Anh P. Tran, Seattle, Lloyd Alfred Moore, Renton, Wash., Christopher Todd Guillory, Kirkland, Wash., Hugh Teegan, Bellevue, Wash., John Mark Miller, Kirkland, Wash., Adam Sapek, Redmond, Wash., Keith C. Bentley, Redmond, Wash., Poonam Ganesh Hattangady, Seattle, and Albert Liu, Bellevue, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Coalescing schedules that use a resource to extend battery life. Each of the schedules is defined to execute at a recurrent activation time within a defined tolerance. After receiving notification of an event, the schedules are accessed to identify the schedules that may be executed early based on their activation time and tolerance. The identified schedules are aggregated for execution." The patent application was filed on March 27, 2008 (12/056,287). 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=8,230,436&OS=8,230,436&RS=8,230,436 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Visually Processing Instance Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,357) developed by Matthew R. Winkler, Kenmore, Wash., Ramrajprabu Balasubramanian, Renton, Wash., and Balasubramanian Shyamsundar, Redmond, Wash., for a "visually processing instance data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for visually processing instance data. A visual placeholder for a data instance is provided as part of the design experience. A runtime configurable metadata store is provided to maintain the mappings between types and designers. Thus, configurations can be altered at the runtime of the control, rather than a fixed set of potential templates being provided at design time. Item presenters render contained data instances of a type using a designer specified in the metadata store. Item presenters can be used when a data instance is exposed as a property on the containing type. As such, property values can be visually moved to and from other properties, potentially within multiple owning objects." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2008 (12/338,852). 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=8,230,357.PN.&OS=PN/8,230,357&RS=PN/8,230,357 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,230,325) developed by Vanessa Y. Sun, Seattle, and Neeraj Agrawal, Redmond, Wash., for a "structured document customizable comparison systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A new service, or new version of an existing service, can be tested using actual production requests and services. A request received by a production service, along with the response generated by the production service, is forwarded to a shadow service. The shadow service forwards the request to the new service, which generates a test response and sends the test response back to the shadow service. The shadow service utilizes a comparison engine operable to compare the responses for significant differences. Any significant differences can be logged, reported on, or added to statistics for the new service being tested." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2008 (12/164,845). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,230,325.PN.&OS=PN/8,230,325&RS=PN/8,230,325 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for One Time Password Key Ring for Mobile Computing Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,231) developed by four co-inventors for a "one time password key ring for mobile computing device." The co-inventors are Trevor William Freeman, Sammamish, Wash., Josh Benaloh, Redmond, Wash., K. John Biccum, Bellevue, Wash., and Atul Kumar Shah, Sammamish, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Single-use character combinations are a secure mechanism for user authentication. Such "one-time passwords" (OTPs) can be generated by a mobile device to which the user otherwise maintains easy access. A key exchange, such as in accordance with the Diffie-Hellman algorithm, can provide both the mobile device and a server with a shared secret from which the OTPs can be generated. The shared secret can be derived from parameters posted on the server and updated periodically, and the mobile device can obtain such parameters from the server before generating an OTP. Such parameters can also specify the type of OTP mechanism to be utilized. A second site can, independently, establish an OTP mechanism with the mobile device. For efficiency, the first server can provide an identity token which provides the mobile device's public key in a trusted manner, enabling more efficient generation of the shared secret with the second server." The patent application was filed on April 14, 2009 (12/423,163). 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=8,230,231.PN.&OS=PN/8,230,231&RS=PN/8,230,231 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Testing Software in Electronic Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,265) developed by six co-inventors for "testing software in electronic devices." The co-inventors are Shashidhar Rajashekara, Sammamish, Wash., Roshan Khan, Seattle, Ke Xue, Woodinville, Wash., Palani Sundaramurthy, Kirkland, Wash., G. Eric Engstrom, Kirkland, Wash., and Evan R. Stavrou, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Software in an electronic device can be tested using a combination of random testing and deterministic testing. In various embodiments, deterministic tests can run for a prescribed duration and/or a prescribed number of iterations before and/or after random testing. Test results can be weighted using a metric representing an amount of code that was stressed during testing. This metric can be determined by tracking software code that is loaded into memory during testing." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2010 (12/751,994). 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=8,230,265.PN.&OS=PN/8,230,265&RS=PN/8,230,265 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Azul Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Azul Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,230,271) developed by five co-inventors for "detecting software race conditions." The co-inventors are Daniel Dwight Grove, Mercer Island, Wash., Ivan Posva, Menlo Park, Calif., Jack H. Choquette, Mountain View, Calif., Cliff N. Click Jr., San Jose, Calif., and Jeffrey Gee, Daly City, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Detecting a race condition is disclosed. An indication of a store operation to a memory address is received. An identifier of the memory address is stored. The identifier is used to detect an occurrence of a memory operation that is not associated with a previous ordering operation." The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2010 (12/910,761). 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=8,230,271.PN.&OS=PN/8,230,271&RS=PN/8,230,271 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** MIPS Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- MIPS Technologies, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,230,202) developed by four co-inventors for an "apparatus and method for condensing trace information in a multi-processor system." The co-inventors are Thomas Benjamin Berg, Portland, Ore., Ryan C. Kinter, Seattle, Jaidev Prasad Patwardhan, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Radhika Thekkath, Palo Alto, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to characterize a coherency controller. The executable instructions define ports to receive processor trace information from a set of processors. The processor trace information from each processor includes a processor identity and a condensed coherence indicator. Circuitry produces a trace stream with trace metrics and condensed coherence indicators." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2008 (12/060,204). 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=82,30,202&OS=82,30,202&RS=82,30,202 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,230,355) developed by Ben Bauermeister, Seattle, Yohko Kelley, Woodinville, Wash., and German Bauer, San Jose, Calif., for a "visual representation of a characteristic of an object in a space." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Visual representation of a characteristic of an object in a space is described, including collecting data associated with an object in a space, determining a characteristic of the object based on the data, and visually representing the characteristic of the object relative to other objects within the space using a scaled representation." The patent application was filed on March 22, 2006 (11/387,183). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,230,355.PN.&OS=PN/8,230,355&RS=PN/8,230,355 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Monitoring Data Categorization and Module-based Health Correlations ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,269) developed by four co-inventors for "monitoring data categorization and module-based health correlations." The co-inventors are An Yan, Sammamish, Wash., Wilson Li, Redmond, Wash., Paulo Janotti, Issaquah, Wash., and Jon Avner, Redmond, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Architecture for aggregating health alerts from a number of related components into a single aggregated health state that can be analyzed to isolate the component responsible for the fault condition. In a hierarchy of related components within various component groups in a computer system, a number of health indicators can indicate alerts occurring in one or more of the related components whereas the fault condition occurs in only one component upon which the other components depend. The health indicators of related components are aggregated into an aggregated health state for each component group. These aggregated health states are analyzed to identify the related component associated with a root cause of the alert condition for an affected component group." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2008 (12/141,056). 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=8,230,269.PN.&OS=PN/8,230,269&RS=PN/8,230,269 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,359) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and method that facilitates computer desktop use via scaling of displayed objects with shifts to the periphery." The co-inventors are George G. Robertson, Seattle, Eric J. Horvitz, Kirkland, Wash., Daniel C. Robbins, Seattle, Gregory R. Smith, Bellevue, Wash., Mary P. Czerwinski, Woodinville, Wash., and Patrick Markus Baudisch, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The system described herein facilitates multi-tasking in a computing environment. A focus area component defines a focus area within a display space--the focus area occupying a subset area of the display space area. A scaling component scales display objects as a function of proximity to the focus area, and a behavior modification component modifies respective behavior of the display objects as a function their location of the display space. Thus, and more particularly the subject invention provides for interaction technique(s) and user interface(s) in connection with managing display objects on a display surface." The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2003 (10/374,351). 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=8,230,359.PN.&OS=PN/8,230,359&RS=PN/8,230,359 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Advanced Watermarking System and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,230,226) developed by Venugopal Srinivasan, Palm Harbor, Fla., and Atul Puri, Redmond, Wash., for an "advanced watermarking system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, computer program product, and computing device for obtaining an uncompressed digital media data file. One or more default watermarks is inserted into the uncompressed digital media data file to form a watermarked uncompressed digital media data file. The watermarked uncompressed digital media data file is compressed to form a first watermarked compressed digital media data file. The first watermarked compressed media data file is stored on a storage device. The first watermarked compressed media data file is retrieved from the storage device. The first watermarked compressed digital media data file is modified to associate the first watermarked compressed digital media data file with a transaction identifier to form a second watermarked compressed digital media data file." The patent application was filed on Aug. 18, 2008 (12/193,709). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=82,30,226&OS=82,30,226&RS=82,30,226 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Web-based Visualization, Refresh, and Consumption of Data-linked Diagrams ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,319) developed by eleven co-inventors for a "web-based visualization, refresh, and consumption of data-linked diagrams." The co-inventors are Phillippe-Joseph Arida, Redmond, Wash., Po-Yan Tsang, Seattle, William G. Morein, Seattle, Abraham Mathew, Edmonds, Wash., Loic Henry-Greard, Sammamish, Wash., Raveendrnathan Loganathan, Redmond, Wash., Sung Won Shin, Issaquah, Wash., Heidi McAllister, Brier, Wash., John Wang, Kirkland, Wash., Emil Cicos, Kirkland, Wash., and Mairead Therese Droney, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Technologies are described herein for refreshing data-linked diagrams on a server computer and viewing and consuming the refreshed diagrams via a Web browser. A drawing program allows equations within a diagram definition to define how external data is utilized to modify the attributes of a diagram element. When the diagram is published to a server computer, the definition is converted to server-legible definition. A published diagram is generated that includes a diagram representation defined by the server-legible definition. Upon a request for the published diagram, the external data is refreshed and the diagram definition is updated. The equations are recalculated to generate new element attributes. The diagram representation is then updated with the new attributes and returned for display by a client Web browser. An interface provides exploration tools and a client API exposes methods for surfacing external data and annotating the diagram." The patent application was filed on Jan. 31, 2008 (12/024,055). 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=8,230,319.PN.&OS=PN/8,230,319&RS=PN/8,230,319 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Efficient Discovery, Display, and Autocompletion of Links to Wiki Resources ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,336) developed by Jason F. Morrill, Redmond, Wash., for an "efficient discovery, display, and autocompletion of links to wiki resources." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An efficient system, and process, and user interface is provided for autocompletion of links within wiki page content. An indication is received that a user editing a wiki page desires to add a link to a resource. A user interface is provided to assist the user in autocompleting the insertion of the link into the wiki page. The user is provided with a list of both resource object types and options for each resource object type. The system is extensible in that new resource object types can be added to permit autocompletion of links to multiple resource types. A registration document is maintained by a wiki server that defines the resource object types that are available for autocompletion of links. The registration document contains contact information for providers that ultimately maintain the list of options for each of the resource object types." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2009 (12/428,350). 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=8,230,336.PN.&OS=PN/8,230,336&RS=PN/8,230,336 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Network Resource Management with Prediction ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,061) developed by eight co-inventors for a "network resource management with prediction." The co-inventors are Amer A. Hassan, Kirkland, Wash., Billy R. Anders Jr., Bothell, Wash., PehKeong The, Redmond, Wash., Andrew T. Baron, Redmond, Wash., Shai Guday, Remond, Wash., Upshur W. Parks, Bothell, Wash., Marco Piumatti, Woodinville, Wash., and Dmitry A. Anipko, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computing device including an indicator predicting use of a network resource. The indicator may provide an indication that a threshold associated with a budget for the network resource has or will be reached. When a user requests a network operation that will consume the network resource, an amount of the network resource to be consumed by the operation is predicted, if possible. If the prior use of the network resource and the amount to be used to complete the network operation exceeds a threshold the user may be warned and given an opportunity to cancel the operation or adjust the way in which the operation will be performed. If the amount of network resource a network operation will consume is unknown, a rate of use of the network resource is determined and a time until the budget is reached is estimated. An administrative tool is provided for managing network resources and setting budgets for resource consumption by users, devices, or applications." The patent application was filed on March 17, 2010 (12/726,209). 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=8,230,061&OS=8,230,061&RS=8,230,061 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,230,050) developed by six co-inventors for "providing access to configurable private computer networks." The co-inventors are Eric Jason Brandwine, Haymarket, Va., Clarissa Loree Cook Brandwine, Haymarket, Va., Daniel T. Cohn, Seattle, Andrew J. Doane, Vienna, Va., Carl J. Moses, Gainesville, Va., and Stephen E. Schmidt, Herndon, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are described for providing users with access to computer networks, such as to enable users to interact with a remote configurable network service in order to create and configure computer networks that are provided by the configurable network service for use by the users. Computer networks provided by the configurable network service may be configured to be private computer networks that are accessible only by the users who create them, and may each be created and configured by a client of the configurable network service to be an extension to an existing computer network of the client, such as a private computer network extension to an existing private computer network of the client. If so, secure private access between an existing computer network and new computer network extension that is being provided may be enabled using one or more VPN connections or other private access mechanisms." The patent application was filed on Dec. 10, 2008 (12/332,214). 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=8,230,050&OS=8,230,050&RS=8,230,050 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Audible Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Audible, Newark, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,230,037) developed by ten co-inventors for "methods and apparatus for customized content delivery." The co-inventors are Guy Story, New York, Howard Wolfish, Berkeley Heights, N.J., Bryan Field-Elliot, Santa Barbara, Calif., Glenn Rogers, Montclair, N.J., Alexander Galkin, East Brunswick, N.J., Igor Grebnev, Redmond, Wash., John Federico, Maplewood, N.J., Steven Hatch, West Orange, N.J., Deepa Muralikrishnan, Clifton, N.J., and Arik Meyer, Cologne, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for customized content delivery are provided. Customized and individualized electronic content over a network are included. The content delivered through content feeds may be specifically tailored to a specific user based numerous criteria including, but not limited to, attributes of a user, usage characteristics, subject matter of previous downloads, subscription details, and targeted advertising. The content provider may track and monitor the download characteristics of individual users and adapt the content delivered in the feeds." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2007 (11/904,720). 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=8,230,037&OS=8,230,037&RS=8,230,037 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,230,104) developed by Michael Yu, Renton, Wash., Ryan Edward Cukierman, Redmond, Wash., and Stephen Michael Lacy, Mountain View, Calif., for "discontinuous download of media files." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods provide for discontinuous download of media files. The system and method work within the bounds of simple, existing, open protocols and the media files served are playable by standard media playback clients. The method is driven by a request to play a media file from any location within the media file, including sections of the media file that the initial download has not yet reached. The method comprises downloading the media file in segments corresponding to the location in the media file that the user desires to view and merging the segments. The method allows for tracking of which segments have been downloaded and which have not." The patent application was filed on June 6, 2011 (13/154,233). 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=8,230,104&OS=8,230,104&RS=8,230,104 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** RealNetworks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- RealNetworks, Seattle, has been assigned a patent (8,230,100) developed by Amol Shukla, Seattle, and Aaron James Colwell, Seattle, for a "variable fidelity media provision system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A layered media stream may be distributed via a managed server and a peer-to-peer (P2P) network. At least one base layer typically provides a lower-quality media stream, while one or more enhancement layers provide improvements to the media stream. A managed server may provide a base layer to clients. The managed server may also provide enhancement layers through the P2P network. The availability of the enhancement layers may provide clients with an incentive to participate in the P2P network. In some cases, when demand for the media stream is low, the managed server may provide all layers to clients in a traditional client-server network model. When demand for the media stream is high, the managed server may provide only the base layer, making enhancement layers available via the P2P network." The patent application was filed on July 28, 2008 (12/181,316). 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=8,230,100&OS=8,230,100&RS=8,230,100 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Interface Protocol and API for a Wireless Transceiver ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,150) developed by four co-inventors for an "interface protocol and API for a wireless transceiver." The co-inventors are David W. Russo, Woodinville, Wash., Gregory Ray Smith, Bellevue, Wash., Uwe Pakendorf, Berlin, and Denny Gumlich, Konigs Wusterhausen, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wireless protocol may be implemented in a smart transceiver device that contains the physical (PHY) and media access control (MAC) layers of the wireless protocol stack. In various embodiments, a serial peripheral interface (SPI) based design may be used. Disclosed is an embodiment of a protocol which may be used to provide control and data transfer to and from the smart transceiver. In particular, an exemplary format of the protocol, the commands, and responses is disclosed. In a further embodiment, an application programming interface (API) is disclosed. The API may provide hardware independent services that can be used to establish, maintain, and transport data to and from the system and the smart transceiver device. In particular, an exemplary and non-limiting set of services, function calls, configuration methods, events, and parameters is disclosed." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2011 (13/242,348). 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=8,230,150&OS=8,230,150&RS=8,230,150 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for PCI Express Enhancements and Extensions ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,230,120) developed by nineteen co-inventors for a "PCI express enhancements and extensions." The co-inventors are Jasmin Ajanovic, Portland, Ore., Mahesh Wagh, Portland, Ore., Prashant Sethi, Folsom, Calif., Debendra Das Sharma, Santa Clara, Calif., David Harriman, Portland, Ore., Mark Rosenbluth, Uxbridge, Mass., Ajay Bhatt, Portland, Ore., Peter Barry, Ardnacrusha, Ireland, Scott Dion Rodgers, Hillsboro, Ore., Anil Vasudevan, Portland, Ore., Sridhar Muthrasanallur, Puyallup, Wash., James Akiyama, Beaverton, Ore., Robert Blankenship, Tacoma, Wash., Ohad Falik, Kfar-Saba, Israel, Abraham Mendelson, Haifa, Israel, Ilan Pardo, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel, Eran Tamari, Ramat Gan, Israel, Eliezer Weissmann, Haifa, Israel, and Doron Shamia, Modiin, Israel.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for enhancing/extending a serial point-to-point interconnect architecture, such as Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) is herein described. Temporal and locality caching hints and prefetching hints are provided to improve system wide caching and prefetching. Message codes for atomic operations to arbitrate ownership between system devices/resources are included to allow efficient access/ownership of shared data. Loose transaction ordering provided for while maintaining corresponding transaction priority to memory locations to ensure data integrity and efficient memory access. Active power sub-states and setting thereof is included to allow for more efficient power management. And, caching of device local memory in a host address space, as well as caching of system memory in a device local memory address space is provided for to improve bandwidth and latency for memory accesses." The patent application was filed on March 28, 2011 (13/073,149). 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=8,230,120&OS=8,230,120&RS=8,230,120 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Module Diagnostic Toolkit for Client-server Based Protocols ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,052) developed by Kanwaljeet Singla, Bellevue, Wash., Ciprian Gociman, Redmond, Wash., and Mete Goktepe, Redmond, Wash., for a "module diagnostic toolkit for client-server based protocols." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This paper describes a server diagnostic module toolkit which provides for the non-intrusive inspection and/or data transformation of stages, modules, and data on a server utilizing a request-response protocol. Diagnostic modules are installed on a server so that diagnostic commands may be sent by a client within an otherwise normal request and received by the server to invoke debugging and monitoring functionality during the normal runtime processing of the server. Diagnostic data may then be stored and later retrieved so that debugging and monitoring may be accomplished without disturbing the normal processing of requests by the server." The patent application was filed on Feb. 14, 2007 (11/675,053). 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=8,230,052&OS=8,230,052&RS=8,230,052 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,155) developed by Jacob Oshins, Redmond, Wash., for a "direct memory access filter for virtualized operating systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described techniques increase runtime performance of workloads executing on a hypervisor by executing virtualization-aware code in an otherwise non virtualization-aware guest operating system. In one implementation, the virtualization-aware code allows workloads direct access to physical hardware devices, while allowing the system memory allocated to the workloads to be overcommitted. In one implementation, a DMA filter driver is inserted into an I/O driver stack to ensure that the target virtual memory of a DMA transfer is resident before the transfer begins. The DMA filter driver may utilize a cache to track which pages of memory are resident. The cache may also indicate which pages of memory are in use by one or more transfers, enabling the hypervisor to avoid appropriating pages of memory during a transfer." The patent application was filed on June 26, 2008 (12/147,199). 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=8,230,155&OS=8,230,155&RS=8,230,155 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for PCI Express Enhancements and Extensions ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,230,119) developed by nineteen co-inventors for a "PCI express enhancements and extensions." The co-inventors are Jasmin Ajanovic, Portland, Ore., Mahesh Wagh, Portland, Ore., Prashant Sethi, Folsom, Calif., Debendra Das Sharma, Santa Clara, Calif., David Harriman, Portland, Ore., Mark Rosenbluth, Uxbridge, Mass., Ajay Bhatt, Beaverton, Ore., Peter Barry, Ardnacrusha, Ireland, Scott Dion Rodgers, Hillsboro, Ore., Anil Vasudevan, Portland, Ore., Sridhar Muthrasanallur, Bangalore, India, James Akiyama, Beaverton, Ore., Robert Blankenship, Tacoma, Wash., Ohad Falik, Kfar Saba, Israel, Abraham Mendelson, Haifa, Israel, Ilan Pardo, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel, Eran Tamari, Ramat Gan, Israel, Eliezer Weissmann, Haifa, Israel, and Doron Shamia, Modiin, Israel.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for enhancing/extending a serial point-to-point interconnect architecture, such as Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) is herein described. Temporal and locality caching hints and prefetching hints are provided to improve system wide caching and prefetching. Message codes for atomic operations to arbitrate ownership between system devices/resources are included to allow efficient access/ownership of shared data. Loose transaction ordering provided for while maintaining corresponding transaction priority to memory locations to ensure data integrity and efficient memory access. Active power sub-states and setting thereof is included to allow for more efficient power management. And, caching of device local memory in a host address space, as well as caching of system memory in a device local memory address space is provided for to improve bandwidth and latency for memory accesses." The patent application was filed on Aug. 23, 2010 (12/861,439). 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=8,230,119&OS=8,230,119&RS=8,230,119 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Enterprise Management System ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,056) developed by David A. Bishop, Redmond, Wash., and Kelvin M. Hoover, Bellevue, Wash., for an enterprise management system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A Managed Site (10), a logical network entity, is composed of a number of Sub Sites (20) in a one to many relationship. A Sub Site (20) is a logical component, which is composed of a number of Engines (30). Nodes (40) similarly relates to their Engine (30) in a many to one relationship. A Node (40) is a collection of Managed Elements (ME's) (50) (while being an ME (50) itself), which represent network state information. The subsite (20) consists of the engine (30) connected to server nodes (40). One or more clients (110) are connected to the management engine (30) and access management engine (30) information relating to managed elements (50) including nodes (40). The connected manager engines may communicate with one another so that, for example, in the event of a failure, one of the manager engines remaining on line commences monitoring of manage elements assigned to the failed manager engine. Upon accessing the manager engine (30), the client interface displays relationships among managed elements (50) using meaningful connectors and tree-like structures. In addition to basic managed element state monitoring functionality, the manager engine (30) provides a variety of automated tasks ensuring the health of the network and optimal failure correction in the event of a problem. For example, the manager engine (30) performs root cause analysis utilizing an algorithm tracing through manged element (50) relationships and indicating the source of the failure." The patent application was filed on Dec. 1, 2010 (12/957,665). 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=8,230,056&OS=8,230,056&RS=8,230,056 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Web Address Converter for Dynamic Web Pages ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,053) developed by Joshua Allen, Kirkland, Wash., and Jeffrey L. Ranck, Sammamish, Wash., for a "web address converter for dynamic web pages." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A Web address converter helps dynamic Web sites get the attention of spiders of Internet search engines. With the Web address converter, requests from Web browsers using static addresses access corresponding dynamic Web pages and requests from search engines generate an instance of a Web page having links with static addresses pointing to corresponding dynamic Web pages. The Web address converter performs both Dynamic-to-Static (D-to-S) address conversion and Static-to-Dynamic (S-to-D) address conversion. D-to-S address conversion is done when generating a spider-friendly main page for a spider of a search engine to crawl. S-to-D address conversion is used when a browser uses a static address to access a corresponding dynamic Web page. The static address that the browser uses was originally created when the spider-friendly main page was generated." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2009 (12/360,759). 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=8,230,053&OS=8,230,053&RS=8,230,053 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Transmission of Input Values Using an Unreliable Communication Link ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,230,009) developed by four co-inventors for a "transmission of input values using an unreliable communication link." The co-inventors are Albert Wong, Seattle, Hin Chung Lam, Seattle, Sergey Ulanov, Bellevue, Wash., and Gary Kacmarcik, Bothell, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one general aspect, a computer-readable storage medium can store instructions that when executed cause a client device to perform a process. The instructions comprising instructions to define a plurality of event packets where each event packet from the plurality of event packets includes an input value from a user interface device associated with the client device, and instructions to define, at a first time, a first carrier packet including the plurality of event packets. The instructions can also include instructions to define an additional event packet representing an additional input value from the user interface device associated with the client device, and define, at a second time, a second carrier packet including the additional event packet and at least a portion of the plurality of event packets." The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2011 (13/246,200). 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=8,230,009&OS=8,230,009&RS=8,230,009 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Delegating Instant Messaging Sessions ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,024) developed by Rajesh Ramanathan, Redmond, Wash., and Eran Shtiegman, Redmond, Wash., for "delegating instant messaging sessions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates redirecting an instant messaging session or an instant messaging communication. An interface component can receive a portion of data related to an instant messaging session, wherein the portion of data is associated with an instant messaging communication. A delegation component can automatically route the instant messaging session to a delegate for receipt of the instant messaging communication based upon a rule." The patent application was filed on June 28, 2007 (11/770,000). 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=8,230,024&OS=8,230,024&RS=8,230,024 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Message Data Management ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,230,032) developed by Malcolm Erik Pearson, Kirkland, Wash., and Leon R. Warman, Kirkland, Wash., for a message data management.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A workflow manager application transfers message data received from an originating device via a communication network to a target application for processing. A graphical user interface displays the received message data and allows the user to view and designate one or more target applications for processing the message data. The workflow manger application is responsive to user input to transfer message data to the designated one or more target applications for processing the message data. Alternatively, the workflow manager application analyzes received message data to identify one or more target applications, and transfers the message data to the identified one or more target applications for processing." The patent application was filed on April 5, 2011 (13/080,377). 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=8,230,032&OS=8,230,032&RS=8,230,032 Written by Arpi 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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