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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Oregon (Nov. 15)
[November 15, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Oregon (Nov. 15)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Oregon.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Technique for Communicating Interrupts in a Computer System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,198) developed by five co-inventors for a "technique for communicating interrupts in a computer system." The co-inventors are Keshavan Tiruvallur, Tigard, Ore., Rajesh Parthasarathy, Hillsboro, Ore., James B. Crossland, Banks, Ore., Shivnandan Kaushik, Portland, Ore., and Luke Hood, Portland, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique to enable efficient interrupt communication within a computer system. In one embodiment, an advanced programmable interrupt controller (APlC) is interfaced via a set of bits within an APIC interface register using various interface instructions or operations, without using memory-mapped input/output (MMIO).." The patent application was filed on Jan. 24, 2012 (13/356,999). 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=8,312,198.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,198&RS=PN/8,312,198 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,452) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for a guest to access a privileged register." The co-inventors are Gilbert Neiger, Portland, Ore., Richard A. Uhlig, Hillsboro, Ore., Dion Rodgers, Hillsboro, Ore., Jason W. Brandt, Austin, Texas, and Rajesh S. Parthasarathy, Hillsboro, Ore.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for guest processes to access registers are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an interface to a first register, shadow logic, evaluation logic, and exit logic. The shadow logic is to, in response to a guest attempt to write data to the first register, cause the data to be written to a second register. The evaluation logic is to determine, based on the value of the data, whether to transfer control to a host in response to the guest attempt. The exit logic is to transfer control to the host after the data is written to the second register if the evaluation logic determines to transfer control." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2005 (11/173,312). 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=8,312,452&OS=8,312,452&RS=8,312,452 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Bus Port Power Management ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,183) developed by John S. Howard, Portland, Ore., for a "bus port power management." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "For one disclosed embodiment, an apparatus comprises a display and a circuit. The circuit has a first port to be coupled to communicate over data lines with a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port of a device external to the apparatus. The circuit is operable to detect resume signaling of a duration of less than one millisecond and to transition the first port from a first state corresponding to an idle state of the data lines to a second, enabled state in response to the resume signaling. For one disclosed embodiment, the circuit is operable to drive resume signaling for a duration of less than one millisecond to initiate transition of the first port from a first state corresponding to an idle state of the data lines to a second, enabled state. Other embodiments are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on April 20, 2010 (12/763,994). 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=8,312,183.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,183&RS=PN/8,312,183 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Digimarc Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Digimarc, Beaverton, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,312,168) developed by Geoffrey B. Rhoads, West Linn, Ore., William C. Hein III, Glenmoore, Pa., and Kenneth L. Levy, Stevenson, Wash., for "methods for linking from objects to remote resources." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Technology is disclosed for associating content objects (e.g., paper documents, audio and video files, etc.) with corresponding information and/or action. One arrangement employs an architecture comprising a registration server, a router, and one or more product handlers. Identifiers for the content objects can be obtained in various ways, including decoding a digital watermark, deriving an identifier by hashing music data, sensing machine-readable data such as RFID or barcode data, etc. One particular method involves applying an algorithmic process to produce music- or video-content-identifying data; wirelessly sending the content-identifying data from the device in one or more packets including XML compliant data; and, as a consequence, receiving data back. By reference to this data, the receiving device presents information to a user that identifies a title of the content, and a performer of the content. Also presented are one or more features selectable by the user to obtain further information relating to the content, or different content. The technology is suitable for use with handheld devices, including cell phones and media players." The patent application was filed on Oct. 4, 2007 (11/867,480). 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=8,312,168.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,168&RS=PN/8,312,168 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,311,781) developed by Steven S. Greenberg, Beaverton, Ore., Du V. Nguyen, Tigard, Ore., and Joseph Rodriguez, Gaston, Ore., for a "selectively reducing the number of cell evaluations in a hardware simulation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrical circuit comprising a plurality of cells can be simulated to produce simulation results by sorting cells between active status cells and inactive status cells and reducing the processing of simulation results from inactive cells to thereby save simulation time." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2009 (12/480,497). 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=8,311,781&OS=8,311,781&RS=8,311,781 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** FormFactor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- FormFactor, Livermore, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,758) developed by Richard James Casler Jr., Cupertino, Calif., Fenglei Du, Fremont, Calif., and Stephen Craig Fullerton, Corvallis, Ore., for "methods and apparatuses for dynamic probe adjustment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An improved method and apparatus for automatically aligning probe pins to the test or bond pads of semiconductor devices under changing conditions. In at least one embodiment, a dynamic model is used to predict an impact of changing conditions to wafer probing process. This reduces the need for frequent measurements and calibrations during probing and testing, thereby increasing the number of dice that can be probed and tested in a given period of time and increasing the accuracy of probing at the same time. Embodiments of the present invention also make it possible to adjust positions of probe pins and pads in response to the changing conditions while they are in contact with each other." The patent application was filed on Jan. 18, 2006 (11/335,056). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,311,758&OS=8,311,758&RS=8,311,758 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Home Comfort Zones Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Home Comfort Zones, Beaverton, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,311,754) developed by Harold Gene Alles, Lake Oswego, Ore., for a "power monitoring and analysis system for identifying and tracking individual electrical devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and mechanisms for processing a plurality of electrical parameters of a common alternating current service that supplies power for multiple electrical devices. In an embodiment, an instance data structure is identified based on a data set which is generated from samples of an alternating current service, the instance data structure corresponding to an on-off cycle of an electrical device. Based on the instance data structure, a contribution by the on-off cycle is subtracted from the data set to determine a residual data set. In another embodiment, the residual data set is processed to determine whether the residual data set includes a contribution by an on-off cycle of another electrical device." The patent application was filed on Dec. 10, 2009 (12/635,010). 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=8,311,754&OS=8,311,754&RS=8,311,754 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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