SUBSCRIBE TO TMCnet
TMCnet - World's Largest Communications and Technology Community

TMC NEWS

TMCNET eNEWSLETTER SIGNUP

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Nov. 7)
[November 07, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Nov. 7)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York.

*** Morgan Stanley Fund Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Morgan Stanley Fund Services, Purchase, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,306,895) developed by Seth I. Weinstein, Weston, Conn., and Kenneth L. Grant, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., for a "portfolio confirmation and certification platform." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for confirmation of hedge fund information, comprising performing an asset/liability confirmation by comparing corroborating data received from a third party independent of the hedge fund to a list of hedge fund assets/liabilities to identify third party confirmed assets/liabilities that correspond to the corroborating data. A price input confirmation is performed to identify a fund-provided value of an asset/liability as a confirmed value when it substantially corresponds a third party value of each asset/liability. Assigning a unique identifier to a confirmation instance and associated the unique identifier to a report identifying the proportion of the fund's NAV attributable to the total value of third party confirmed assets/liabilities and attributable to the total confirmed value of assets/liabilities. A second report identifying generated risk and/or performance data includes the unique identifier to certify that the asset/liability and price input confirmations have been performed." The patent application was filed on Nov. 23, 2009 (12/624,197). 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=83,06,895.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,895&RS=PN/83,06,895 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** American Express Travel Related Services Assigned Patent for Determining Commercial Share of Wallet ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- American Express Travel Related Services, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,306,890) developed by seven co-inventors for a "determining commercial share of wallet." The co-inventors are Kathleen Haggerty, Staten Island, N.Y., Charles Christopher Lyon, Phoenix, Robert E. Phelan, Mendham, N.J., Jon Kevin Ruterman, Glendale, Ariz., Geraldine A. Turner, Sandy Hook, Va., Chao M. Yuan, Montclair, N.J., and Arnab Biswas, Calcutta, India.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Commercial size of spending wallet ("SoSW") is the total business spend of a business including cash but excluding bartered items. Commercial share of wallet ("SoW") is the portion of the spending wallet that is captured by a particular financial company. Commercial SoW is a modeling approach that utilizes various data sources to provide outputs that describe a company's spend capacity. These outputs can be appended to data profiles of customers and prospects and can be utilized to support decisions involving prospecting, new account evaluation, and customer management across the lifecycle. Company financial statements are utilized to identify and calculate total business spend of a company that could be transacted using a commercial credit card. A spend-like regression model may then be developed to estimate annual commercial SoSW value for customers and prospects within a credit network." The patent application was filed on May 7, 2012 (13/465,837). 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=83,06,890.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,890&RS=PN/83,06,890 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** Navigate Fund Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Navigate Fund Solutions, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,306,901) developed by Gary L. Gastineau, Short Hills, N.J., and Todd J. Broms, New York, for "methods, systems, and computer program products for obtaining best execution of orders to buy or sell a financial instrument for which a net asset value is periodically calculated." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention uses new order entry types (formats) and new order management methods to meet the order and transaction management needs of investors, traders, brokers, market makers and service providers for institutional traders for transactions in NAV Instruments by integrating the implementation of trades when conventional markets and NAV-based trading markets operate contemporaneously. Among other features, the invention provides methods and computer systems for determining the appropriate nature, size, sequence and latency of orders to be entered into alternative trading venues to improve executions." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2009 (12/425,044). 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=83,06,901.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,901&RS=PN/83,06,901 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,306,878) developed by Ramesh Nagarajan, Pittsford, N.Y., for a "system and method for determining color usage limits with tiered billing and automatically outputting documents according to same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a method and a system for automatically outputting documents based on at least a user's credentials. A highest billing tier for processing the image data from a plurality of billing tiers and which is based on credentials for the specified user is selected, and the image data is processed and output. Alternatively, if the highest billing tier selected is not authorized by a user's credentials, then a next highest billing tier is selected in accordance with the credentials, and the job is automatically processed and then output. The credentials may be based on an available amount of credit in a user's account (e.g., to print at billing cost) or a user's authorization (e.g., to print color documents), for example. The tiers may be based on one or more thresholds, such as a percentage of color content in a document." The patent application was filed on Nov. 5, 2010 (12/941,002). 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=83,06,878.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,878&RS=PN/83,06,878 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Chicago Mercantile Exchange Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,306,902) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and system for providing option spread indicative quotes." The co-inventors are Neal Brady, Evanston, Ill., Tom Paronis, New York, Christopher S. Whittington, Streamwood, Ill., Paul A. Schmid, Chicago, and Jon Dahl, Plainfield, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer network and method for electronically trading combinations of derivatives. One preferred method of trading includes providing quotes information to a central server, and determining indicative quotes for combination trades, and providing the non-binding, indicative quotes to market participants (which typically includes subscribers, but may also include market makers). A participant may then submit an e-RFQ, which is a request for a binding quote for the combination of derivatives. Market Makers may then elect to submit a binding quote for the corresponding derivative combination. Market participants may then elect to enter a binding order." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2009 (12/505,946). 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=83,06,902.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,902&RS=PN/83,06,902 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** BGC Partners Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- BGC Partners, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,306,903) developed by Joel Weiss, Monsey, N.Y., and Timothy H. Heaton, Morristown, N.J., for a "commission calculator and display." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Commission allocations in transaction management of auction-based trading for specialized items such as fixed income instruments. A plurality of workstations that are connected to a server, and a structured commission allocation protocol may be provided. Through the workstations, the server and the commission allocation protocol, the systems and methods may allocate commissions or fees when trading securities at accelerated levels with minimal errors and costs, control commission elements during real-time trading, reward customers and brokers who participate in transactions, and distribute commission and transaction data in real time." The patent application was filed on April 23, 2010 (12/766,370). 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=83,06,903.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,903&RS=PN/83,06,903 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Predicting Success of a Proposed Project ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,306,849) developed by Jimmie C. Graham, Mobile, Ala., Krishna C. Ratakonda, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Rose M. Williams, Wappinger Falls, N.Y., for a "predicting success of a proposed project." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented method, system, and/or computer program product predicts a success of a currently proposed project. Responsive answers to a survey questionnaire for a currently proposed project are received and used to create a predicted success score for the currently proposed project, based on a pattern of responsive answers to a predetermined combination of questions from the survey questionnaire. The predicted success score for the currently proposed project is compared with and matched to actual success scores from prior projects. If the percentage of prior projects that retained their success scores through completion exceeds a predetermined accuracy threshold, then the currently proposed project is approved for implementation." The patent application was filed on Sept. 16, 2010 (12/883,617). 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=83,06,849.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,849&RS=PN/83,06,849 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** American Express Travel Related Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- American Express Travel Related Services, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,306,914) developed by Nicholas P. Johns, Tierre Verde, Fla., Jason J. Hogg, Orangeburg, N.Y., and Cory Moreira, St. Petersburg, Fla., for an "offsite financial account onboarding." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Offsite financial account onboarding is provided which creates a more streamlined process for a customer. The customer accesses a money services businesss business electronic system to request financial account setup. The onboarding system establishes account access to a pooled custodial account managed by the money services businesss business based on preliminary identification (ID) data from the customer. With only preliminary ID data, account access limits are assigned which reduces the risk of fraud or criminal activity with the customer's account access. Because account access is established with just the preliminary ID data, the customer may fully obtain account access directly from a mobile device. The money services businesss business provides additional graduated access levels depending on additional ID data provided by the customer. Thus, depending on the type of ID data provided by the customer, the customer's account access will have corresponding access level rights to the custodial account." The patent application was filed on Jan. 7, 2011 (12/986,958). 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=83,06,914.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,914&RS=PN/83,06,914 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Metabank Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Metabank, Sioux Falls, S.D., has been assigned a patent (8,306,912) developed by Scott Galit, New York, for a "private label promotion card system, program product, and associated computer-implemented methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the present invention provide a private label promotion card as a bank product, being issued and managed by the bank and using an open payment network for purchase authorization and payments. A bank computer processes activation information for a promotion card and receives finds into an account at the bank on behalf of a retailer for payment for the promotion card, perhaps at a discount to a customer value of the promotion card. The bank computer authorizes purchase requests to use one or more activated promotion cards as payment for a consumer purchase from the retailer via an open payment network and transfers funds to the open payment network to satisfy the authorized consumer purchase. Upon expiration, the bank computer sweeps the account of the remaining value for expired promotion cards to thereby establish a credit for the bank." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2008 (12/338,497). 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=83,06,912.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,912&RS=PN/83,06,912 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Dynamic Content Selection and Delivery ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,306,857) developed by seven co-inventors for a "dynamic content selection and delivery." The co-inventors are Jason Lee, Forest Hills, N.Y., Andrew Glenn, New York, Vince Li, Brooklyn, N.Y., Scott Spencer, New York, Dritan Suljoti, New York, Shing Franky Sze, Hoboken, N.J., and Rigo Dillon, Berkeley, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for selecting and delivering content items includes a primary system and a secondary system. Each system includes a server and a datastore of content items that is accessible by the server. The primary system receives a request for a content item, selects an appropriate content item from the primary datastore, and sends a query containing information regarding the selected content item to the secondary system. The secondary system receives the query, searches the secondary datastore, and determines whether to deliver the content item contained in the query, another content item, a default content item, or a pass-back to the requester." The patent application was filed on April 3, 2009 (12/418,447). 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=83,06,857.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,857&RS=PN/83,06,857 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for System and Method for Managing Consumable Return Refund Processing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,306,877) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for managing consumable return refund processing." The co-inventors are Christopher Dale Iburg, Government Camp, Ore., Thomas Mark James, Penfield, N.Y., James Edward Tiano, Newberg, Ore., and Brent Rodney Jones, Sherwood, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Account manager systems and methods are disclosed for managing consumable return refund programs for repaid document processing devices, in which automated or semiautomatic refunds are provided by adding account credits to prepaid customer accounts and/or by directly applying print units to specific document processing devices for customers who return spent consumable products." The patent application was filed on Jan. 29, 2010 (12/696,085). 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=83,06,877.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,877&RS=PN/83,06,877 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Estimation of Transit Demand Models for Enhancing Ridership ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,306,848) developed by Milind Naphade, Hawthorne, N.Y., and Sambit Sahu, Hawthorne, N.Y., for an "estimation of transit demand models for enhancing ridership." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of estimating a transit demand graph includes collecting conditional information that includes at least one condition that when satisfied converts at least one non-rider into a rider, generating a non-rider transit demand graph by satisfying one of the conditions, and generating a normalized transit demand graph from the non-rider transit demand graph and a rider transit demand graph. The riders use public transit and the non-riders do not use public transit. The non-rider transit demand graph shows the demand of the non-riders for a public transit route. The rider transit demand graph shows the demand of riders for the same public transit route." The patent application was filed on June 6, 2011 (13/153,725). 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=83,06,848.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,848&RS=PN/83,06,848 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** ITG Software Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- ITG Software Solutions, Culver City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,306,906) developed by four co-inventors for "systems and methods for trading a trade list in financial markets." The co-inventors are Hitesh Mittal, Edison, N.J., Ronald Taur, New York, Ryan Lee, New York, and Scott Kartinen, New York.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are provided for maintaining neutrality while trading a list of securities using an algorithmic trading facility coupled with at least one destination. This destination includes at least one alternative trading system (ATS). This facility is coupled, via an electronic data network, to a plurality of trading clients, and configured to receive a trade request to trade a list of securities from a trading client. This request includes user defined trading constraints that are used to generate and transmit trade orders to at least one ATS. The orders are transmitted based on trading data related to the destinations, the trade list, and the trading constraints. The facility can identify each executed trade corresponding to the trade orders and calculate a trade imbalance. The facility can determine whether the trade imbalance exceeds the trading constraints, and reallocate one or more of said submitted orders based on this determination." The patent application was filed on Dec. 19, 2011 (13/330,017). 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=83,06,906.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,906&RS=PN/83,06,906 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for System and Method of Forecasting Print Demand ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,306,847) developed by Robert H. Sperry, Pittsford, N.Y., for a "system and method of forecasting print demand." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method are provided for performing forecasting with respect to total demand data (including two or more demand components) collected in a print production environment. Each demand component (comprising a set of demand component related points corresponding with a first time scale) may be processed in such a way that a demand component related point can be forecasted with demand component related points corresponded with the second time scale. Both the forecasted demand component related point and demand component related points corresponded with the second time scale can then be corresponded with the first time scale." The patent application was filed on April 25, 2008 (12/109,411). 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=83,06,847.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,847&RS=PN/83,06,847 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Say Media Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Say Media, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,306,859) developed by David Ross Lerman, New York, Troy William Young, Mill Valley, Calif., and Matthew Allen Sanchez, San Francisco, for a "dynamic configuration of an advertisement." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for dynamically sizing, structuring and operating advertisements that include a variety of content, including interaction prompts and other elements, which enable an engagement-based revenue generation model. According to one embodiment, a computer implemented method comprises storing advertising content, serving an XML file from an advertising server to an advertisement manager in order to control a player on a user computer, dynamically generating the advertisement through the player based on directions from the advertisement manager and the stored content, and tracking and reporting a user's engagement with the advertisement in order to determine compensation for the publisher." The patent application was filed on Sept. 11, 2008 (12/209,107). 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=83,06,859.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,859&RS=PN/83,06,859 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** ITG Software Solutions Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods Related to Liquidity Aggregation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- ITG Software Solutions, Culver City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,306,904) developed by four co-inventors for "systems and methods related to liquidity aggregation." The co-inventors are Stephen Marchini, Larchmont, N.Y., Henri Waelbroeck, Scarsdale, N.Y., Fred J. Federspiel, Larchmont, N.Y., and Howard Engelhart, Hoboken, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One exemplary aspect comprises a method comprising: (a) receiving data indicating that one or more orders for a specific security in one or more trading systems are available for aggregation into a potential block of at least a specific size; (b) transmitting data sufficient to enable a trading interface in communication with a first trading system to display an indication of the existence of the potential block and that at least some orders in the block originated from a second trading system in the one or more trading systems, the second trading system being separate from the first trading system; and (c) receiving from the trading interface a contra order in the first trading system that crosses the potential block. Other aspects comprise related computer system, components, and software." The patent application was filed on May 24, 2011 (13/114,822). 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=83,06,904.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,904&RS=PN/83,06,904 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Pricing Remote Information Technology Infrastructure Monitoring Services ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,306,865) developed by Michael R. Head, Tarrytown, N.Y., Anca Sailer, Scarsdale, N.Y., and Hidayatullah H. Shaikh, Mohegan Lake, N.Y., for "pricing remote information technology infrastructure monitoring services." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A provider of remote information technology infrastructure monitoring services obtains, from a customer, via a remote managed infrastructure services web site, a choice of at least one remote managed information technology infrastructure monitoring service for an information technology infrastructure of the customer, and corresponding data necessary to provide the at least one service. Based on the choice and the necessary data, the provider determines at least two different options for providing the at least one monitoring service, including at least price and service coverage. The provider obtains from the customer, via the remote managed infrastructure services web site, a selection of one of the at least two options. While providing the at least one monitoring service for the information technology infrastructure of the customer in accordance with the selection and the necessary data, during a predetermined period of time, monitoring data is collected and analyzed to develop a revised price for future provision of the at least one monitoring service by the provider to the customer." The patent application was filed on Nov. 18, 2009 (12/620,926). 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=83,06,865.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,865&RS=PN/83,06,865 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for User Context Based Distributed Self Service System for Service Enhanced Resource Delivery ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,306,863) developed by five co-inventors for a "user context based distributed self service system for service enhanced resource delivery." The co-inventors are Debra L. Biebesheimer, Carmel, N.Y., Donn P. Jasura, Pleasant Valley, N.Y., Neal M. Keller, Hawthorne, N.Y., Juhnyoung Lee, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Steve J. Rolando, Katonah, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a method and system of providing user context-based services over computer networks, using mechanisms for collecting and specifying one or more user context elements, each element representing a context associated with the current buyer state and having context attributes and attribute values associated therewith, mechanisms for collecting affective (emotive) data to inform the user context, and also an interactive graphical view to gain insight into available services for assisting in understanding available service information and making decisions on purchasing." The patent application was filed on Aug. 19, 2009 (12/543,887). 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=83,06,863.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,863&RS=PN/83,06,863 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** First Data Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- First Data, Greenwood Village, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,306,846) developed by Silvio Tavares, Northeast Atlanta, Ga., Susan Fahy, Melville, N.Y., and Dennis Carlson, Northeast Atlanta, Ga., for "transaction location analytics systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment provides a method for evaluating transaction data to determine point of location usage. This could be, for example, to determine where customers are mostly likely to shop before or after shopping at a given merchant. For instance, the method could show the percentage of customers that shop at certain types of stores during a time period right before or after shopping at the merchant's location. As another example, the method could be used to determine when a merchant's customer makes a purchase at the merchant's store, then makes a purchase at a competing merchant's store within a specified time." The patent application was filed on Dec. 8, 2011 (13/314,988). 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=8,306,846&OS=8,306,846&RS=8,306,846 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Bank of America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Bank of America, Charlotte, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,306,843) developed by David D. Price, Kennewick, Wash., Alycia DeZanet, Los Angeles, and David Kennedy, Martinez, Calif., for an "employee feedback and problem management portal." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and methods for providing an electronic feedback management system. The method may use an electronic information processing platform. The method may include receiving information relating to a company employee hierarchy. The method may also include receiving information relating to the submission of a suggestion by a first employee. The method may further include receiving information relating to the status of the suggestion. The status of the suggestion may include an identification of a second employee who has viewed the suggestion. The method may also include displaying on a graphical user interface ("GUI") a visual representation of at least part of the company employee hierarchy. The display may include the identification relating to the second employee." The patent application was filed on Jan 22, 2010 (12/691,827). 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=8,306,843&OS=8,306,843&RS=8,306,843 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Deutsche Telekom, University of Illinois Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Deutsche Telekom, Bonn, Germany, and the University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill., have been assigned a patent (8,307,414) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and system for distributed, localized authentication in the framework of 802.11." The co-inventors are Petros Zerfos, New York, Jatinder Pal Singh, Mountain View, Calif., Marcin Solarski, Berlin, Pablo Vidales, Berlin, Nathanael Thompson, Champaign, Ill., and Haiyun Luo, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for controlling Internet access of a mobile device by using a communication system having a number of access points includes the steps of performing a certificate-based authentication between an authentication access point and a mobile device seeking access to the Internet; transmitting a certificate from the mobile device to the authentication access point; verifying the certificate by the authentication access point; determining whether the authenticating mobile device's certificate has been revoked prior to the expiration of its lifetime; and granting the authenticating mobile device access to the Internet, if the certificate has been verified successfully and not revoked prior to the expiration of its lifetime." The patent application was filed on Sept. 5, 2008 (12/205,359). 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=8,307,414&OS=8,307,414&RS=8,307,414 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** SQGo Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- SQGo, Lancaster, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,307,331) developed by five co-inventors for a "user interface, operating system and architecture." The co-inventors are Bruce W. Warila, Lancaster, Mass., Brian D. Markey, Shrewsbury, Mass., Jeremy A. Gilbert, Framingham, Mass., James P. Echmalian, Arlington, Mass., and Todd M. Silverstein, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for enabling the creation and management of a platform-independent application whose appearance and functionality is consistently propagated across heterogeneous device types includes receiving, by a device, a platform-independent data superstructure defining application appearance and behavior, the platform-independent data superstructure storing an application state, program code and internal logic of the application. A superstructure-dedicated operating system instantiates the application in the device according to the platform-independent data superstructure. The platform-independent data superstructure receives, from a device-native operating system via communication with the superstructure-dedicated operating system, at least one application event generated by an execution of the instantiated application and representative of an update to the application state. The platform-independent data superstructure updates information in a first segment of the platform-independent data superstructure associated with the at least one application event and updates, in accordance with the superstructure segment update, the application state in the device." The patent application was filed on Jan. 21, 2010 (12/691,721). 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=8,307,331&OS=8,307,331&RS=8,307,331 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** USAF Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force has been assigned a patent (8,307,436) developed by Frank H. Born, Westernville, N.Y., for a "transformative rendering of internet resources." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and method for transforming internet resources into safely rendered versions of the same. The invention provides transformative rendering of internet resources to remove malicious code before displaying in a browser or its associated application. Malicious code blockage is accomplished by re-writing all code that is to be transferred to the client browser. Since malicious code is often disguised (or obfuscated), the invention will not attempt to rewrite the entire code set on the page but will still make available the functionality of that code through frequent interaction between the invention's rendering processor and the client browser." The patent application was filed on May 13, 2010 (12/802,458). 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=8,307,436&OS=8,307,436&RS=8,307,436 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Methods, Hardware Products, and Computer Program Products for Implementing Zero-trust Policy in Storage Reports ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,307,405) developed by four co-inventors for "methods, hardware products, and computer program products for implementing zero-trust policy in storage reports." The co-inventors are Eli M. Dow, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Marie R. Laser, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Charulatha Dhuvar, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Jessie Yu, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A zero-trust policy is implemented in storage reports to provide a preventative measure against potential attack vectors. Introspection of a guest memory having a guest memory layout is performed. An operating system (OS) memory map is accepted. The guest memory layout is compared with the OS memory map. When the guest memory layout matches the OS memory map, the OS memory map is used to obtain one or more interested memory segments, and data processing is performed." The patent application was filed on April 28, 2008 (12/110,593). 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=8,307,405&OS=8,307,405&RS=8,307,405 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method for Declarative Semantic Expression of User Intent to Enable Goal-driven Information Processing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,307,372) developed by five co-inventors for a "method for declarative semantic expression of user intent to enable goal-driven information processing." The co-inventors are Mark D. Feblowitz, Winchester, Mass., Nagui Halim, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Zhen Liu, Tarrytown, N.Y., Anand Ranganathan, White Plains, N.Y., and Anton V. Riabov, Ossining, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for constructing a processing request so that an information processing application satisfying the processing request can be assembled, includes: inputting a processing request, wherein the processing request includes a goal that is represented by a graph pattern that semantically describes a desired processing outcome; and assembling a processing graph that includes at least one component that satisfies the desired processing outcome, wherein the processing graph is assembled by associating the graph pattern that semantically describes the desired processing outcome with a graph pattern that semantically describes an applicability condition of the at least one component or a graph pattern that semantically describes an inclusion effect of the at least one component." The patent application was filed on April 2, 2007 (11/695,279). 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=8,307,372&OS=8,307,372&RS=8,307,372 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,307,046) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and system for setting up a system for sharing images over a communication network between multiple users." The co-inventors are Juan E. Ortiz, Rochester, N.Y., Mark D. Dawson, Spencerport, N.Y., Dale F. McIntyre, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., Michael J. Telek, Pittsford, N.Y., and John K. McBride, Rochester, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for setting up a system for sharing images among a plurality of users in a first image sequence. The method includes providing a plurality of digital images to a controlling computer having software for controlling the sharing of the digital images among a plurality of designated users in the first image sequence; providing a list of list of electronic addresses for the designated users; forwarding an invitation to the designated users for gaining access to the plurality of images over a communication network by the controlling computer; forwarding user software to the designated users that accept the invitation; and automatically forwarding the plurality of digital images in a predetermined sequence to the designated users that accepted the invitation." The patent application was filed on June 19, 2002 (10/174,602). 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=8,307,046&OS=8,307,046&RS=8,307,046 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Updating Assets Rendered in a Virtual World Environment Based on Detected User Interactions in Another World ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,307,308) developed by five co-inventors for a "updating assets rendered in a virtual world environment based on detected user interactions in another world." The co-inventors are Rick A. Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., James R. Kozloski, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Brian M. O'Connell, Cary, N.C., Clifford A. Pickover, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Keith R. Walker, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A virtual world controller receives an identifier of a detected interaction by a user within another world, separate from a particular virtual world environment accessible by the user, from a device that detects and reports user interactions within the other world. The virtual world controller identifies at least one particular trigger tag name assigned to the identifier of the detected interaction from among a plurality of separate detectable user interactions in a trigger tag database. The virtual world controller identifies at least one particular asset class from among a plurality of asset classes specified with the particular trigger tag name within a particular trigger asset coupling from among at least one trigger asset coupling in a trigger asset coupling database. The virtual world controller accesses at least one particular asset assigned to the at least one particular asset class in an asset class database. The virtual world controller renders the at least one particular asset within the particular virtual world environment in a virtual location within the particular virtual world triggered by the particular trigger asset coupling." The patent application was filed on Aug. 27, 2009 (12/548,889). 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=8,307,308&OS=8,307,308&RS=8,307,308 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property II Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus for Service and Network Management Event Correlation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- AT&T Intellectual Property II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,307,374) developed by five co-inventors for "methods and apparatus for service and network management event correlation." The co-inventors are Joshua H. Rosenbluth, Middletown, N.J., Joseph Vassallo, Red Bank, N.J., Silvano Valle, Staten Island, N.Y., Atul Vohra, Princeton, N.J., and Robert S. Bateman, South Plainfield, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Service and network management events are correlated, enabling a user to correlate all the application and network events that stem from a common fault without requiring repeated and exhaustive capturing of detailed knowledge of the network assets, the topological relationships and all possible events." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2010 (12/778,020). 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=8,307,374&OS=8,307,374&RS=8,307,374 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,307,338) developed by Kirk J. Ocke, Ontario, N.Y., Dale E. Gaucas, Penfield, N.Y., and Michael D. Shepherd, Ontario, N.Y., for "converting rules in a rule-based system to ontological information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system provides one or more product type descriptions, and constructs a map between the sub-conditions of the product type descriptions and constructs in a Web Ontological Language (OWL). The method converts the product type description rules into new OWL classes by creating a new OWL class for each corresponding rule; adding the new OWL class to the OWL ontology; for each condition of the corresponding rule, extracting sub-conditions; for each the sub-condition extracted; creating new constructs for the new OWL class using the map; and adding new class restrictions to the new OWL class, wherein each of the new class restrictions relates to a corresponding condition of the corresponding rule." The patent application was filed on April 1, 2008 (12/060,491). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,307,338&OS=8,307,338&RS=8,307,338 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method for Efficient Utilization of Processors in a Virtual Shared Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,307,371) developed by four co-inventors for a "method for efficient utilization of processors in a virtual shared environment." The co-inventors are Barry M. Baker, New York, Robert A. Blackburn, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Mark R. Gambino, Brewster, N.Y., and Leslie F. Sutton, LaGrangeville, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for selecting a processor to be acquired in a virtual, shared computing environment includes initiating a first selection phase to attempt to acquire a last relinquished processor of the shared computing environment, and initiating a second selection phase in the event of a failure of the first selection phase in acquiring the last relinquished processor. The second selection phase further includes a round-robin selection process for presently relinquished processors." The patent application was filed on Dec. 20, 2005 (11/313,990). 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=8,307,371&OS=8,307,371&RS=8,307,371 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Identifying Phishing Websites in Network Traffic Using Generated Regular Expressions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,307,431) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for identifying phishing websites in network traffic using generated regular expressions." The co-inventors are Balachander Krishnamurthy, New York, Oliver Spatscheck, Randolph, N.J., Jacobus Van Der Merwe, New Providence, N.J., and Anirudh Ramachandran, Atlanta.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to an aspect of this invention, a method to detect phishing URLs involves: creating a whitelist of URLs using a first regular expression; creating a blacklist of URLs using a second regular expression; comparing a URL to the whitelist; and if the URL is not on the whitelist, comparing the URL to the blacklist. False negatives and positives may be avoided by classifying Internet domain names for the target organization as "legitimate". This classification leaves a filtered set of URLs with unknown domain names which may be more closely examined to detect a potential phishing URL. Valid domain names may be classified without end-user participation." The patent application was filed on May 30, 2008 (12/156,341). 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=8,307,431&OS=8,307,431&RS=8,307,431 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus for Customizing User-interface Control in Existing Application ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,307,357) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and apparatus for customizing user-interface control in existing application." The co-inventors are Lawrence D. Bergman, Mount Kisco, N.Y., Vittorio Castelli, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., Tessa A. Lau, New York, and Daniel A. Oblinger, New York.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for altering application user-interface controls are provided. More particularly the customization of a new or existing user-interface control in an application user-interface is provided. In one aspect of the invention, a method for customizing user-interface controls of an existing application comprises the recording of a procedure description performed by a user in the application user-interface. A new or modified application user-interface control relating to the procedure description is then installed in the existing application." The patent application was filed on March 28, 2008 (12/058,146). 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=8,307,357&OS=8,307,357&RS=8,307,357 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** N T repid Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- N T repid, Herndon, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,306,807) developed by six co-inventors for a "structured data translation apparatus, system and method." The co-inventors are Linda C. Van Guilder, Oakton, Va., Jennifer B. Doyon, Lovettsville, Va., Michael E. Martinka, Vienna, Va., Jon B. Phillips, New York, Kristian J. Concepcion, New York, and Robert C. Muir, Reston, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus is provided that includes a processor and a memory. The processor is configured to determine a category for a group of isolated noun phrases in a structured or semi-structured data source stored in the memory. The group of isolated noun phrases includes one or more isolated noun phrases. The processor is also configured to translate the group of isolated noun phrases from a source language to a target language using a category-driven isolated noun phrase translation. The determination of the category and the category-driven isolated noun phrase translation are performed based on context derived from the group of isolated noun phrases." The patent application was filed on Aug. 17, 2009 (12/461,574). 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=8,306,807&OS=8,306,807&RS=8,306,807 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,306,831) developed by George Eisenberger, White Plains, N.Y., Edgar H. McCulloch III, Arlington, Va., and Thomas L. Richards II, Chicago, for "systems with message integration for data exchange, collection, monitoring and/or alerting." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems and related products for collaborative exchange of healthcare data using a computer network are configured to: (a) receive a participating Subscriber's request for publication of selected clinical data from participating Publishers that have respective Publisher repositories of clinical data; (b) determine whether respective Publishers approve publication of their clinical data for the selected clinical data and the requesting Subscriber; and (c) electronically forward the selected clinical data from those participating Publishers that approve publication of the requested selected clinical data to the requesting Subscriber." The patent application was filed on Jan. 10, 2005 (11/032,590). 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=8,306,831&OS=8,306,831&RS=8,306,831 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Amazon Technologies, Incline Village, N.V., has been assigned a patent (8,306,840) developed by six co-inventors for "providing an electronic marketplace to facilitate human performance of programmatically submitted tasks." The co-inventors are Peter D. Cohen, Seattle, Daniel A. Sanderson, Seattle, Mikhail Seregine, Seattle, Brett Kiefer, New York, Jang Han Goo, Waterloo, Canada, and Jeffrey P. Bezos, Greater Seattle, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, and computer-readable medium is described for facilitating interactions between task requesters who have tasks that are available to be performed and task performers who are available to perform tasks. In some situations, the tasks to be performed are human performance tasks that use cognitive and other mental skills of human task performers, such as to employ judgment, perception and/or reasoning skills of the human task performers. In addition, in some situations the available tasks are submitted by human task requesters via application programs that programmatically invoke one or more application program interfaces of an electronic marketplace in order to request that the tasks be performed and to receive corresponding results of task performance in a programmatic manner, so that an ensemble of unrelated human agents can interact with the electronic marketplace to collectively perform a wide variety and large number of tasks." The patent application was filed on July 27, 2009 (12/510,192). 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=8,306,840&OS=8,306,840&RS=8,306,840 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Wellcomemat Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Wellcomemat, Boulder, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,307,286) developed by Christian A. Sterner, Boulder, Colo., Haider Zainy, Denver, and Philip Thomas DiGiulio, New York, for "methods and systems for online video-based property commerce." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Video data may be extremely useful in online property commerce. However, the current methods of handling this video data fail to provide users of the data with effective and convenient ways of conveying and consolidating footage of multiple viewpoints and other property features. Among other things, embodiments of the invention address these failures by providing methods and systems for better handling of video data for property marketing, reporting, and analysis." The patent application was filed on May 4, 2007 (11/744,721). 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=8,307,286.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,286&RS=PN/8,307,286 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Wolo Mfg. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Wolo Mfg., Deer Park, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,307,285) developed by Stanley Solow, Plainview, N.Y., for a "method and system having a multi-function base for storing and accessing an audio file for use in selection of a horn." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention comprises recording an audio file that is representative of a particular horn. Each audio file is stored in a memory that can be integrated within a single device together with a keypad, a display, a power source, and/or a data port. The device is accessed by the system user through a keypad. A display indicates to the user a set of choices from among the different audio files that can be accessed, and the user makes a choice. Entering of a request command to play the selected audio file causes the file to be played through one or more speakers, head phones, or store audio system. The system can also be linked to a printer that can print a receipt or a ticket corresponding to the selected horn type. The device can comprise a volume control; and, power to the system can be supplied by battery, AC, or both. The system, whether embodied in a single device, in separate stand-alone devices, or as part of a system having a remote hub, can include a USB port for receiving of updated programs or digital data to supplement or complement software routines within the system." The patent application was filed on Dec. 8, 2009 (12/633,222). 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=8,307,285.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,285&RS=PN/8,307,285 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Advanced Memory Device having Improved Performance, Reduced Power and Increased Reliability ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,307,270) developed by eight co-inventors for an "advanced memory device having improved performance, reduced power and increased reliability." The co-inventors are Kyu-Hyoun Kim, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., George L. Chiu, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Paul W. Coteus, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Daniel M. Dreps, Austin, Texas, Kevin C. Gower, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Hillery C. Hunter, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Charles A. Kilmer, Essex Junction, Vt., and Warren E. Maule, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An advanced memory having improved performance, reduced power and increased reliability. A memory device includes a memory array, a receiver for receiving a command and associated data, error control coding circuitry for performing error control checking on the received command, and data masking circuitry for preventing the associated data from being written to the memory array in response to the error control coding circuitry detecting an error in the received command. Another memory device includes a programmable preamble. Another memory device includes a fast exit self-refresh mode. Another memory device includes auto refresh function that is controlled by the characteristic device. Another memory device includes an auto refresh function that is controlled by a characteristic of the memory device." The patent application was filed on Sept. 3, 2009 (12/553,400). 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=8,307,270.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,270&RS=PN/8,307,270 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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.

-1104888 (c) 2012 Targeted News Service

[ Back To TMCnet.com's Homepage ]





LATEST VIDEOS

DOWNLOAD CENTER

UPCOMING WEBINARS

MOST POPULAR STORIES





Technology Marketing Corporation

800 Connecticut Ave, 1st Floor East, Norwalk, CT 06854 USA
Ph: 800-243-6002, 203-852-6800
Fx: 203-866-3326

General comments: tmc@tmcnet.com.
Comments about this site: webmaster@tmcnet.com.

STAY CURRENT YOUR WAY

© 2014 Technology Marketing Corporation. All rights reserved.