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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Washington (Nov. 8)
[November 08, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Washington (Nov. 8)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Washington.

*** Telenav Assigned Patent for Intelligent Real-time Distributed Traffic Sampling and Navigation System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Telenav, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,306,556) developed by four co-inventors for an "intelligent real-time distributed traffic sampling and navigation system." The co-inventors are Yi-Chung Chao, Fremont, Calif., Robert Rennard, Gilroy, Calif., HaiPing Jin, San Jose, Calif., and Salman Dhanani, Redmond, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of operation of an intelligent real-time distributed traffic sampling and navigation system includes: receiving navigation information of a client; analyzing the navigation information to provide traffic information; generating a travel route based on the analyzing the navigation information; and sending the travel route for display on the client." The patent application was filed on Feb. 8, 2006 (11/349,749). 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=8,306,556&OS=8,306,556&RS=8,306,556 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,306,650) developed by Felix F. Antony, Issaquah, Wash., and Francois M. Rouaix, Seattle, for a "method and system for agent exchange-based materials handling." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for agent exchange-based materials handling. According to one embodiment, a method of agent exchange-based order fulfillment may include a number of agents moving along respective paths through an inventory storage area of a materials handling facility. While moving through the inventory storage area, a portion of the number of agents may respectively select one or more of a number of items stored within the inventory storage area, where each one of the selected items is specified in a corresponding customer order or materials request. The method may also include conveying the selected items to one or more corresponding processing areas of the materials handling facility in order to fulfill the corresponding customer orders. Further, at least some of the selected items may be exchanged one or more times among the agents in the course of being conveyed to corresponding processing areas." The patent application was filed on July 2, 2010 (12/830,216). 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=8,306,650&OS=8,306,650&RS=8,306,650 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** Invention Science Fund I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Invention Science Fund I, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,306,638) developed by five co-inventors for a mote presentation affecting. The co-inventors are Edward K.Y. Jung, Bellevue, Wash., Royce A. Levien, Lexington, Mass., Robert W. Lord, Seattle, Mark A. Malamud, Seattle, and John D. Rinaldo Jr., Bellevue, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One aspect of this disclosure relates to locating at least one position of at least one mote device; and affecting at least one presentation based at least in part on the at least one position of the at least one mote device. Another aspect of this disclosure relates to sensing at least one position of an item at least partially using at least one mote device; and affecting at least one indication of the at least one position at least partially using the at least one mote device based at least in part on the sensing the at least one position of the item. Yet another aspect of this disclosure relates to causing the at least one mobile mote device to displace itself; and affecting at least one presentation with the at least one mobile mote device based at least in part on the causing at least one mobile mote device to displace itself." The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2005 (11/291,534). 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=8,306,638&OS=8,306,638&RS=8,306,638 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Accessing Different Application Data Via a Common Data Structure ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,307,016) developed by seven co-inventors for "accessing different application data via a common data structure." The co-inventors are Clemens A. Szyperski, Redmond, Wash., Quetzalcoatl Bradley, Monroe, Wash., Joshua R. Williams, Seattle, Christopher L. Anderson, Redmond, Wash., Donald F. Box, Bellevue, Wash., Jeffrey S. Pinkston, North Bend, Wash., and Martin J. Gudgin, Sammamish, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A common data type structure can be used to correlate access requests between applications that implement data in accordance with different types or type structures. In one implementation, a common data structure includes schemes for operations, sequences, records, and atoms (i.e., undefined). The system can then map any type structure to the schemes of the common data structure. In operation, a request for data by an application can involve identifying one or more proxies used by an application to map the data to the common data structure. The proxies map the data to the common data structure based on the shape of the data (to the extent it can be identified). The proxies then can return one or more data structures that comprise the identified mapping information. The application can then perform operations directly on the received data structures." The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2008 (12/036,433). 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=8,307,016&OS=8,307,016&RS=8,307,016 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Boeing Assigned Patent for Methods and Systems for Displaying Airport Moving Map Information ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,306,745) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and systems for displaying airport moving map information." The co-inventors are Samuel T. Clark, Federal Way, Wash., William L. Goodman, Coupeville, Wash., Roglenda R. Bowe, Maple Valley, Wash., and Michael P. Snow, Langley, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for presenting a current position of a vehicle on a moving map display are provided. The method includes determining a current position and a path of travel of the vehicle, determining a current position of at least one of a second vehicle, an object, and an area of interest wherein determining a current position of the second vehicle includes determining a path of travel of the second vehicle, and displaying a depiction of the vehicle and at least a portion of the at least one of the second vehicle, the object, and the area of interest at a first range setting. The method further includes automatically changing from the first range setting to a second range setting based on at least one of an approach autorange activation, an offscale traffic activation, and an offscale object or area of interest autorange activation, and displaying the ownship depiction and at least a portion of the at least one of the second vehicle, the object, and the area of interest at the second range setting." The patent application was filed on Feb. 18, 2011 (13/030,445). 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=8,306,745&OS=8,306,745&RS=8,306,745 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cardiac Pacemakers Assigned Patent for Cardiac cycle Synchronized Sampling of Impedance Signal ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Cardiac Pacemakers, St. Paul, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,306,621) developed by Jaeho Kim, Redmond, Wash., and Quan Ni, White Bear Lake, Minn., for a "cardiac cycle synchronized sampling of impedance signal." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cardiac rhythm management device for obtaining transthoracic impedance. The device comprises a sensor for obtaining a signal indicative of an action of a heart, an impedance measurement circuit adapted to measure transthoracic impedance and a processor for utilizing the signal indicative of the action of the heart to sample the transthoracic impedance at sampling intervals commenced by fiducial markers in the signal indicative of the action of the heart, where the sampling of the impedance signal removes the component of a stroke volume of the heart from the signal and thereby provides lung ventilation information." The patent application was filed on Feb. 16, 2007 (11/676,067). 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=8,306,621&OS=8,306,621&RS=8,306,621 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Boeing Assigned Patent for Electronic Logbook Flight Preparation System and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,306,685) developed by Steven J. Yukawa, Seattle, Rajit Jain, Seattle, and Tim W. Anstey, Seattle, for an "electronic logbook flight preparation system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for carrying out a logbook flight preparation process to present pre-flight information to a flight crew member of an aircraft prior to a flight mission. The method may involve electronically accessing a database to obtain a quantity of pre-flight information relating to an airworthiness of the aircraft, with the database being at least one of on-board the aircraft and remote from said aircraft. The quantity of pre-flight information is displayed in accordance with a desired sequence in which the information is to be presented to said flight crew member. The quantity of preflight information may be presented on a visual display in the desired sequence." The patent application was filed on April 17, 2008 (12/104,611). 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=8,306,685&OS=8,306,685&RS=8,306,685 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** T-Mobile USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- T-Mobile USA, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,306,764) developed by Daniel P. Bacon, Woodinville, Wash., and David Ross Jenkinson, Auburn, Wash., for a "battery analysis interface and measurement system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A battery analysis interface enables measurement of a performance of an internal battery while the battery powers an electronic device. The battery analysis interface is configured to connect an analysis device to the battery located within a battery compartment of the electronic device and enclosed by a battery cover. In this way, the battery analysis interface may enable testing of the battery's performance while the electronic device is fully assembled (i.e., the battery cover is secured to electronic device). The battery analysis interface may be connected to directly to terminals on the battery and/or electronic device or connected to the terminals via wires or strips of conductive material." The patent application was filed on March 22, 2010 (12/729,154). 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=8,306,764&OS=8,306,764&RS=8,306,764 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Processing Model-based Commands for Distributed Applications ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,306,996) developed by seven co-inventors for "processing model-based commands for distributed applications." The co-inventors are Karthik Arun Nanjangud Bhaskar, Kirkland, Wash., Erik B. Christensen, Seattle, Amol Sudhakar Kulkarni, Bothell, Wash., Prasad Sripathi Panditharadhya, Sammamish, Wash., Sundeep Sahi, Seattle, Igor Sedukhin, Issaquah, Wash., and Haoran Andy Wu, Sammamish, 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 processing model based commands for distributed applications. Embodiments facilitate execution of model-based commands, including software lifecycle commands, using model-based workflow instances. Data related to command execution is stored in a shared repository such that command processors can understand their status in relationship to workflow instances. Further, since the repository is shared, command execution can be distributed and balanced across a plurality of different executive services. Embodiments also include model-based error handling and error recovery mechanisms." The patent application was filed on May 18, 2011 (13/110,223). 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=8,306,996&OS=8,306,996&RS=8,306,996 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Data Feature Tracking Through Hierarchical Node Sets ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,307,010) developed by five co-inventors for a "data feature tracking through hierarchical node sets." The co-inventors are Chandru Ramakrishnan, Raleigh, N.C., Craig Harry, Redmond, Wash., Mario A. Rodriguez, Raleigh, N.C., Tan Phan, Raleigh, N.C., and Jim Presto, Raleigh, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data set may be represented as a hierarchical node set, comprising interrelated nodes that respectively include various data features (e.g., versions in a version-controlled software architecture.) Queries may be formulated regarding the inclusion of a particular feature in the nodes of the hierarchical data set ("does this node include this data feature " and "what is the path of the data feature through the node set ") Such queries may be evaluated by identifying a source node that includes the data feature, identifying candidate merge paths from the source node to the taget node, and determining whether the nodes of any candidate merge path include the data feature. The results may be presented to the user, e.g., as a visual layout of the portion of the hierarchical node set that includes the data feature or a timeline of nodes illustrating the path of the data feature over time." The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2008 (12/238,877). 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=8,307,010&OS=8,307,010&RS=8,307,010 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Creation and Management of Electronic Files for Localization Project ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,307,008) developed by six co-inventors for a "creation and management of electronic files for localization project." The co-inventors are James M. Pinkerton, Bellevue, Wash., Terry Farrell, Dublin, Ireland, Peter A. Thompson, Redmond, Wash., James Anders Nelson, Gig Harbor, Wash., David Ahs, Dublin, Ireland, and Jordi Mola Marti, Redmond, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Creation and management of electronic files for a localization project. The electronic files are based on a data structure that defines the format and content of the electronic files and includes a first data structure portion that contains data that represents a plurality of references to localization project files. Moreover, the data structure includes a second data structure portion that is associated with the first data structure portion that contains data that represents a plurality of references to standard files." The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2007 (11/981,090). 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=8,307,008&OS=8,307,008&RS=8,307,008 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent for Self-service Control Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,307,003) developed by Rajesh Sudhakar Sheth, Bellevue, Wash., Leon Robert Warman, Kirkland, Wash., and Narayan Gangadhar, Seattle, for a self-service control environment.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Aspects of a target environment, such as the creation, deletion, and management of various resources, are managed using a set of self-service Web services of a separate control environment. A user can submit a Web services call into an externally-facing application programming interface (API) or other such externally-facing interface of the control environment. The API receiving the call, as well as information extracted from the call, can be used to determine appropriate actions to be performed in the target environment. A workflow can be instantiated that includes tasks used to perform the action in the target environment. Such an approach allows aspects of an environment to be managed through Web service calls to the control environment. Native access to resources in the target environment is provided using at least one externally-facing interface of the target environment, without accessing the control plane." The patent application was filed on April 3, 2009 (12/418,475). 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=8,307,003&OS=8,307,003&RS=8,307,003 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Tableau Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Tableau Software, Seattle, has been assigned a patent (8,306,971) developed by five co-inventors for "methods and systems of automatically geocoding a dataset for visual analysis." The co-inventors are Christopher Richard Stolte, Seattle, Jock Douglas Mackinlay, Bellevue, Wash., Richard Michael Grantham Wesley, Seattle, Ross Thomas Bunker, Seattle, and Austin David Dahl, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method of generating a map view includes accessing a dataset having multiple records and multiple fields. One or more of the multiple fields are identified as geographical fields. Geographical codes are automatically associated with a first one of the identified geographical fields. A geographical map is generated for the dataset. Generating the geographical map includes generating a first plurality of marks on the geographical map. The first plurality of marks is positioned on the geographical map in accordance with the geographical codes associated with the first one of the identified geographical fields." The patent application was filed on June 20, 2008 (12/214,659). 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=8,306,971&OS=8,306,971&RS=8,306,971 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Linking Search Queries to Rich Media Themes ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,306,969) developed by Scott Beaudreau, Redmond, Wash., for "linking search queries to rich media themes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems and computer-readable media for providing a rich media themed search results webpage are provided. A search query entered by a user into an internet search engine is analyzed based on one or both of the search query terms and user data communicated to a theme configuration module to determine an appropriate rich media theme. A rich media theme is then selected and combined with a search results display, returned by the search engine, to compose a search results webpage. The rich media theme content is displayed in an ambient manner such that the search results display remains visible to the user. The rich media theme content provides, among other things, relevant images, videos, audio, advertisements, and interactive features that enhance the value of the search results webpage." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2008 (12/236,489). 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=8,306,969&OS=8,306,969&RS=8,306,969 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Extraction of Rich Search Information from Index Servers Via an Alternative Asynchronous Data Path ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,306,964) developed by five co-inventors for an "extraction of rich search information from index servers via an alternative asynchronous data path." The co-inventors are Yinzhe Yu, Bellevue, Wash., Qinghua Zou, Issaquah, Wash., Pei Pei, Bellevue, Wash., Gaurav Sareen, Sammamish, Wash., and Wee Wah Alfian Tan, Issaquah, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A search engine system is described herein that provides an alternative data path for collecting results provided by index servers. The alternative data path collects the results in a direct and asynchronous manner; this is in contrast to a synchronous path used to deliver search results to end users via one or more aggregator modules. An analysis system can use the alternative data path to collect a large amount of richly descriptive information regarding the performance of the search engine system, circumventing bottlenecks and other constraints that would otherwise be imposed by the synchronous data path. The analysis system can analyze the information collected from the index servers to improve the performance of the search engine system." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2010 (12/840,281). 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=8,306,964&OS=8,306,964&RS=8,306,964 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** World Wide Packets Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- World Wide Packets, Spokane Valley, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,306,024) developed by Kelly Donald Fromm, Newman Lake, Wash., Loren Douglas Larsen, Spokane Valley, Wash., and Michael John Chartier, Liberty Lake, Wash., for a "preventing forwarding of a packet to a control plane." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention includes tools that prevent forwarding of a packet to a control plane of a packet switch. The tools receive a packet comprising indicia suggesting that the packet be forwarded to a control plane of a packet switch. After receiving the packet, the tools may modify the packet to prevent the packet from being forwarded to the control plane, intercept the packet before it is received by the control plane, or otherwise prevent the packet from being forwarded to the control plane. The tools may also forward the packet from a source port of a packet switch to a destination port of the packet switch without forwarding the packet to the control plane of the packet switch." The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2009 (12/646,877). 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=83,06,024.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,024&RS=PN/83,06,024 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Agilent Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,305,910) developed by David Connolly, Spokane, Wash., for a "method and apparatus for configuring, and compiling code for, a communications test set-up." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Computer-readable code stored on computer-readable media includes code to allocate at least one data structure in computer memory. The at least one data structure has a plurality of message parameter fields, and each of the message parameter fields has a deterministic position within the at least one data structure. The computer-readable code also includes code to navigate to different ones of the message parameter fields by interpreting non-compiled instructions. The instructions have a form that specifies a position of a particular message parameter field within the at least one data structure, and a number of bits in the particular message parameter field. The position of the particular message parameter field is specified in terms of a number of data offsets in the at least one data structure. The computer-readable code also includes code to configure a communications test-set following navigation to at least one of the message parameter fields." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2008 (12/038,645). 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=83,05,910.PN.&OS=PN/83,05,910&RS=PN/83,05,910 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Mobility II Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- AT&T Mobility II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,305,990) developed by nine co-inventors for a "method for frequency division duplex communications." The co-inventors are Siavash Alamouti, Kirkland, Wash., Eduardo F. Casas, Vancouver, Canada, Michael Hirano, Redmond, Wash., Elliott Hoole, Redmond, Wash., Mary Jesse, Issaquah, Wash., David G. Michelson, North Vancouver, Canada, Patrick Poon, Redmond, Wash., Gregory J. Veintimilla, Redmond, Wash., and Hongliang Zhang, Redmond, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The high quality PCS communications are enabled in environments where adjacent PCS service bands operate with out-of-band harmonics that would otherwise interfere with the system's operation. The highly bandwidth-efficient communications method combines a form of time division duplex (TDD), frequency division duplex (FDD), time division multiple access (TDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), spatial diversity, and polarization diversity in various unique combinations. The method provides excellent fade resistance. The method enables changing a user's available bandwidth on demand by assigning additional TDMA slots during the user's session." The patent application was filed on May 26, 2011 (13/116,375). 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=83,05,990.PN.&OS=PN/83,05,990&RS=PN/83,05,990 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent for Method and System for Automatically Classifying Page Images ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,306,326) developed by Bradley Jeffery Behm, Seattle, and Brent Eric Wood, Seattle, for a "method and system for automatically classifying page images." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method are disclosed for automatically classifying images of pages of a source, such as a book, into classifications such as front cover, copyright page, table of contents, text, index, etc. In one embodiment, three phases are provided in the classification process. During a first phase of the classification process, a first classifier may be used to determine a preliminary classification of a page image based on single-page criteria. During a second phase of the classification process, a second classifier may be used to determine a final classification for the page image based on multiple-page and/or global criteria. During an optional third phase of classification, a verifier may be used to verify the final classification of the page image based on verification criteria. If automatic classification fails, the page image may be passed on to a human operator for manual classification." The patent application was filed on Aug. 30, 2006 (11/513,444). 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=8,306,326.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,326&RS=PN/8,306,326 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Message Communication Techniques ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,307,105) developed by eight co-inventors for a "message communication techniques." The co-inventors are Steven King, Portland, Ore., Ram Huggahalli, Phoenix, Xia Zhu, Hillsboro, Ore., Mazhar Memon, Austin, Texas, Frank Berry, North Plains, Ore., Nitin Bhardwaj, Hillsboro, Ore., Amit Kumar, Hillsboro, Ore., and Theodore Willke II, Tacoma, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A network protocol unit interface is described that uses a message engine to transfer contents of received network protocol units in message segments to a destination message engine. The network protocol unit interface uses a message engine to receive messages whose content is to be transmitted in network protocol units. A message engine transmits message segments to a destination message engine without the message engine transmitter and receiver sharing memory space. In addition, the transmitter message engine can transmit message segments to a receiver message engine by use of a virtual address associated with the receiver message and a queue identifier, as opposed to a memory address." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2011 (13/173,459). 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=8,307,105.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,105&RS=PN/8,307,105 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Tear-free Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Display ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,307,103) developed by four co-inventors for a "tear-free remote desktop protocol (RDP) display." The co-inventors are Nadim Y. Abdo, Redmond, Wash., Wilhelm R. Schmieder, Snoqualmie, Wash., Elton Saul, Kirkland, Wash., and Voicu Anton Albu, Redmond, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed for reducing the tearing of display data received across a communications network. A server determines at least two logically related drawing orders in an order heap and warps those orders with a begin marker and an end marker. It sends those wrapped orders across the communications network to a client. The client receives those orders and renders them to a shadow buffer. When the client processes the end marker, it moves the drawing orders in the shadow buffer to a client display surface." The patent application was filed on March 9, 2009 (12/400,688). 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=8,307,103.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,103&RS=PN/8,307,103 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Remote Access between UPnP Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,307,093) developed by Anders E. Klemets, Seattle, Srinivas Aiyar, Redmond, Wash., and Edwin A. Heredia, San Jose, Calif., for a "remote access between UPnP devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is provided for allowing Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) technology to be used over the Internet or other wide area communications networks. In one illustrative example, a first UPnP-enabled device is to provide a UPnP service such as streaming media to various users over the Internet. The first UPnP-enabled device provides an on-line identity provider such as Windows Live or the like with user IDs of those users who are authorized to access the first UPnP-enabled device from a remote location. When a user wishes to receive the UPnP service from the first UPnP-enabled device, the user logs in to the on-line identity provider using his user ID and receives from the on-line provider an IP address associated with the first UPnP-enabled device. The user's media player or other application constructs a URL from the IP address and contacts the UPnP-enabled device at that URL. The UPnP-enabled device provides the user with a list of media libraries that are available on it. Finally, the user's media player can invoke the desired UPnP service using content or other information available from the media libraries." The patent application was filed on June 25, 2008 (12/146,407). 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=8,307,093.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,093&RS=PN/8,307,093 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Flash Management Techniques ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,307,148) developed by Andrew Rogers, Redmond, Wash., Sachin C. Patel, Redmond, Wash., and Yadhu N. Gopalan, Redmond, Wash., for a "flash management techniques." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various flash management techniques may be described. An apparatus may comprise a processor, a flash memory coupled to the processor, and a flash management module. The flash management module may be executed by the processor to receive a write request to write data to the flash memory, write a first control sector with a sequence number to the flash memory, and write the sequence number, an address for a logical sector, and data to at least one physical sector corresponding to the logical sector of the flash memory. Other embodiments are described and claimed." The patent application was filed on June 23, 2006 (11/473,754). 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=8,307,148.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,148&RS=PN/8,307,148 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Invention Science Fund I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Invention Science Fund I, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,306,516) developed by Royce A. Levien, Lexington, Mass., Mark A. Malamud, Seattle, and John D. Rinaldo Jr., Bellevue, Wash., for a "bring call here selectively." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication system includes logic to detect a second communication device in proximity to a first communication device engaged in a call, and to provide a substantially uninterrupted transfer of selected parties to the call to the second communication device. A proximate device may be identified as one capable of rendering a particular data type, and a substantially uninterrupted transfer may be performed to the proximate device of data of the communications having the data type. An application associated with communication data may be identified, as well as a proximate device capable of providing the application, and a substantially uninterrupted transfer may be performed to the proximate device of data associated with the application." The patent application was filed on June 27, 2008 (12/215,703). 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=8,306,516.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,516&RS=PN/8,306,516 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sharp Laboratories of America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Sharp Laboratories of America, Camas, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,306,355) developed by Yeping Su, Camas, Wash., and Hao Pan, Camas, Wash., for "methods and systems for reducing compression artifacts." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Aspects of the present invention are related to systems and methods for reducing compression artifacts. Decoded and displayed images and videos that have been compressed may exhibit visually objectionable artifacts. Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for reducing visible artifacts by selectively filtering an image region based on a combination of a motion indicator and an edge-strength indicator." The patent application was filed on July 13, 2009 (12/502,087). 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=8,306,355.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,355&RS=PN/8,306,355 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Storing State of Distributed Architecture in External Store ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,307,085) developed by Rishi Rakesh Sinha, Bothell, Wash., and Lu Xun, Kirkland, Wash., for a "storing state of distributed architecture in external store." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Architecture that applies to a collection of nodes (e.g., a federation) and manages membership of the nodes to the collection via an external datastore. The storage of node state and collection state is stored in the external and highly available datastore. New nodes can now join the collection through the external store. The machines (nodes) in the collection create a lease with the external store that allows the external store to maintain precise knowledge of the set of machines alive in the collection. The external store thus allows the new machines to join the collection while ensuring that there exists only one ring in the collection. In other words, the disclosed architecture protocol ensures that any given point of time there is just one ring for the collection. Moreover, this can be in addition to a current join protocol, which ensures that consistent routing is available." The patent application was filed on March 16, 2010 (12/724,422). 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=8,307,085.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,085&RS=PN/8,307,085 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent for Service Provider Optimization of Content Management ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,307,078) developed by Mark S. Baumback, Seattle, David William Bettis, Seattle, and Jonathan A. Jenkins, Seattle, for a "service provider optimization of content management." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for monitoring the performance associated with fulfilling resource requests and determining optimizations for improving such performance are provided. A processing device obtains and processes performance metric information associated with processing a request for an original resource and any embedded resource. The processing device uses the processed performance metric information to determine a set of service providers for alternatively hosting, processing, and/or transmitting at least a portion of the original resource and/or any embedded resources. In some embodiments, in making such a determination, the processing device assesses performance metric information collected and associated with subsequent resource requests for the original resource and any embedded resources using each of a variety of alternative set(s) of service providers. The processing device may also consider service provider selection criteria obtained from the original content provider. Aspects of systems and methods for generating recommendations associated with monitoring the operation and performance of service providers with respect to specific resource requests are also provided." The patent application was filed on Aug. 15, 2011 (13/210,326). 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=8,307,078.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,078&RS=PN/8,307,078 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,307,099) developed by Richendra Khanna, Seattle, Weijiang Yu, Seattle, and Rajiv Chopra, Bellevue, Wash., for "identifying use of software applications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are described for identifying the use of software applications, such as to determine an identity of a user interacting with a Web site or other electronic information service based on information regarding an application copy used by the user. When a communication is received from a software application, the communication is analyzed to attempt to identify a particular software application copy that sent the communication. Various types of information about a client software application copy may be used in the analysis, including information about particular configuration settings for the client software application and for the client computing device on which the client software application is executing. After a matching software application copy is identified for a received communication, possible inappropriate activities related to the received communication may be identified in various ways, including based on previous communications received from the same software application copy." The patent application was filed on Dec. 19, 2006 (11/613,007). 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=8,307,099.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,099&RS=PN/8,307,099 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** T-Mobile USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- T-Mobile USA, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,306,501) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and system for allowing incoming emergency communications on a disabled device." The co-inventors are Neeta Moodbidri, Issaquah, Wash., Nilesh Ranjan, Sammamish, Wash., Simon Chapman, Issaquah, Wash., Timothy N. Dunn, Issaquah, Wash., and Jeffrey Hall, Renten, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method to allow a disabled device to receive an incoming communication after the termination of an emergency communication session with a service provider. A disabled device is a device having a portion of its service plan that allows the device to send or receive communications either temporarily or permanently disabled. In some embodiments, the system allows the disabled device to receive all incoming communications during a defined period of time after the emergency communication session. In some embodiments, the system allows the disabled device to receive all incoming communications from numbers or URIs contained in a repository of allowed numbers. In some embodiments, the system allows the disabled device to receive all incoming communications if the service provider initiating the communication enters an authenticated routing key or passcode." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2009 (12/491,183). 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=8,306,501.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,501&RS=PN/8,306,501 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Lavry Engineering Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Lavry Engineering, Poulsbo, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,306,232) developed by Dan Lavry, Rolling Bay, Wash., for a "digital audio stereo imager." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus and a method for controlling, during playback, the composition of a pair of stereo separated audio signals in a stereo sound entertainment system by changing the stereo image width are disclosed. A digital mixer combines a portion of a first digital audio signal with a portion of a second digital audio signal to create a first mixed signal and a portion of the second digital audio signal with a portion of the first digital audio signal to create a second mixed signal. A listener controller independently controls, in accordance with a listener input, the portion of the first digital audio signal combined with the portion of the second digital audio signal and the portion of the second digital audio signal combined with the portion of the first digital audio signal." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2009 (12/638,797). 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=8,306,232.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,232&RS=PN/8,306,232 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intellisist Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Intellisist, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,306,211) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method for retaining calls into a call center." The co-inventors are Adam Waalkes, Sammamish, Wash., Gilad Odinak, Bellevue, Wash., Haodong (Howard) Jiang, Issaquah, Wash., Matthew Thorn, Seattle, and Tom McCann, North Bend, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for retaining calls info a call center is provided. A multiplicity of calls is received into a call center. The nature of each call is determined and the calls are temporarily saved. One or more of the saved calls is retained by performing a plurality of evaluations against criteria. The saved calls that are not retained are discarded. Each of the saved calls retained are stored as a recording identified by the nature of each call." The patent application was filed on Sept. 20, 2007 (11/903,240). 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=8,306,211.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,211&RS=PN/8,306,211 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Carnegie Mellon University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, has been assigned a patent (8,306,396) developed by William L. Scherlis, Pittsburgh, and Eric Burns, Seattle, for a "hardware-based, client-side, video compositing system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for video compositing is comprised of a storage device for storing a composite timeline file. A timeline manager reads rendering instructions and compositing instructions from the stored file. A plurality of filter graphs, each receiving one of a plurality of video streams, renders frames therefrom in response to the rendering instructions. 3D hardware is responsive to the rendered frames and the compositing instructions for creating a composite image. A frame scheduler is responsive to the plurality of filter graphs for controlling the frequency at which the 3D hardware creates a new composite image. An output is provided for displaying the composite image. Methods of generating a composite work and methods of generating the timeline file are also disclosed. Because of the rules governing abstracts, this Abstract should not be used to construe the claims." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2006 (11/489,840). 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=8,306,396.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,396&RS=PN/8,306,396 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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