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

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (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 Massachusetts.

*** Affectiva Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Affectiva, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,311,605) developed by Oliver Orion Wilder-Smith, Holliston, Mass., Rosalind Wright Picard, Newtonville, Mass., and Tao Zhang, Natick, Mass., for a "biosensor with pressure compensation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A biosensor is described which can obtain physiological data from an individual. The biosensor may collect electrodermal activity, skin temperature, and other information. The biosensor may be attached to the body through the use of a garment which may be fastened in multiple locations on the human body. The biosensor includes compensation for electrodermal activity measurements based on the amount of pressure applied to the electrodes that are in contact with the skin. As pressure is increased the electrodermal activity values typically increase. By compensating for the influence that pressure changes have on electrodermal activity, more accurate analysis of physiology and therefore mental state analysis may be performed." The patent application was filed on Oct. 15, 2010 (12/905,636). 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=8,311,605.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,605&RS=PN/8,311,605 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** MathWorks Assigned Patent for System and Method for Performing Structural Templatization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- MathWorks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,312,420) developed by Nathan E. Brewton, Wayland, Mass., and Pieter J. Mosterman, Framingham, Mass., for a "system and method for performing structural templatization." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism for graphically performing structural templatization in a graphical model is discussed. A model component with a defined interface is designated as an "interface component" and includes at least one external interface port and one or more internal ports. An instance of the interface component is instantiated in a graphical model and exposes the external interface port. A user also instantiates in the graphical model an instance of a component that is designated as an "implementation component" that includes model functional content and which exposes an implementation port. The user connects the exposed interface port and implementation port and the internal port information from the interface component programmatically merges with the content of the implementation component. The model designer is thus able to concentrate on separately providing interface and content information during the design of the graphical model." The patent application was filed on Nov. 18, 2005 (11/283,564). 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=8,312,420&OS=8,312,420&RS=8,312,420 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Luma Imaging Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Luma Imaging, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,311,607) developed by Alex R. Zelenchuk, Stoughton, Mass., for a "fluorescent fiberoptic probe for tissue health discrimination and method of use thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for the in situ discrimination of healthy and diseased tissue. A fiberoptic based probe is employed to direct ultraviolet illumination onto a tissue specimen and to collect the fluorescent response radiation. The response radiation is observed at three selected wavelengths, one of which corresponds to an isosbestic point. In one example, the isosbestic point occurs at about 431 nm. The intensities of the observed signals are normalized using the 431 nm intensity. A score is determined using the ratios in a discriminant analysis. The tissue under examination is resected or not, based on the diagnosis of disease or health, according to the outcome of the discriminant analysis." The patent application was filed on Aug. 22, 2011 (13/215,096). 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=8,311,607.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,607&RS=PN/8,311,607 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.


*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Presenting Energy Consumption Information in an Integrated Development Environment Tool ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,312,441) developed by four co-inventors for a "presenting energy consumption information in an integrated development environment tool." The co-inventors are Eric L. Barsness, Pine Island, Minn., David L. Darrington, Rochester, Minn., Amanda Peters, Cambridge, Mass., and John M. Santosuosso, Rochester, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for presenting energy consumption information in an IDE tool. In one embodiment, the IDE tool may be configured to determine energy requirements associated with specific elements of the source code, and to present graphical indications of energy requirements along with those code elements. Such energy requirements may be determined by matching code elements to a stored data structure describing energy requirements for executing various code elements. The stored data may be based on predefined standards, and/or may be based on historical measurements of energy consumption during prior instances of executing code elements on a target computer system. Additionally, developers may specify priority for compiling portions of source code, according to desired energy requirements." The patent application was filed on Feb. 10, 2009 (12/368,535). 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=8,312,441&OS=8,312,441&RS=8,312,441 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Guarding Code Check-in with Test Case Execution Results ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,312,430) developed by four co-inventors for a "guarding code check-in with test case execution results." The co-inventors are Debora O'Berry Best, Acton, Mass., Steven Francis Best, Acton, Mass., Robert James Eggers Jr., Austin, Texas, and Janice Marie Girouard, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism for providing a source code control system that employs test case execution results to mandate that software code have a specific level of quality for check-in to a central repository. A request to check-in a modified copy of a source code file to a repository is received, wherein the modified copy comprises changes to the source code file located in the repository. The modified copy of the source code file is placed in a quality check pending state in the repository. Responsive to an occurrence of a specific event or expiration of a set time period, applicable regression test cases are executed against the changes in the modified copy. A determination is made as to whether the regression test cases are successful. If the regression test cases are successful, the changes in the modified copy are committed to the source code file located in the repository." The patent application was filed on Aug. 27, 2008 (12/199,330). 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=8,312,430&OS=8,312,430&RS=8,312,430 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** MathWorks Assigned Patent for System and Method for Performing Structural Templatization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- MathWorks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,312,421) developed by Nathan E. Brewton, Wayland, Mass., Pieter J. Mosterman, Framingham, Mass., for a "system and method for performing structural templatization." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism for graphically performing structural templatization in a graphical model is discussed. A model component with a defined interface is designated as an "interface component" and includes at least one external interface port and one or more internal ports. An instance of the interface component is instantiated in a graphical model and exposes the external interface port. A user also instantiates in the graphical model an instance of a component that is designated as an "implementation component" that includes model functional content and which exposes an implementation port. The user connects the exposed interface port and implementation port and the internal port information from the interface component programmatically merges with the content of the implementation component. The model designer is thus able to concentrate on separately providing interface and content information during the design of the graphical model." The patent application was filed on Aug. 21, 2007 (11/894,662). 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=8,312,421&OS=8,312,421&RS=8,312,421 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Expressor Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Expressor Software, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,312,414) developed by John Russell, Bedford, Mass., for a "method and system for executing a data integration application using executable units that operate independently of each other." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for executing a data integration application using executable units that operate independently of each other. Methods include receiving a specification for a data integration application comprising programmatic rules and specifying data-flow, creating executable units corresponding to the programmatic rules, creating data-flow channels corresponding to the specified data-flow, and executing the executable units such that data is passed between them in a non-blocking manner." The patent application was filed on March 15, 2012 (13/420,972). 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=8,312,414&OS=8,312,414&RS=8,312,414 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** VMware Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- VMware, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,175) developed by four co-inventors for a "virtual machine access to storage via a multi-queue IO storage adapter with optimized cache affinity and PCPU load balancing." The co-inventors are Vibhor Patale, Bangalore, India, Rupesh Bajaj, Madhya Pradesh, India, Edward Goggin, Concord, Mass., and Hariharan Subramanian, Wakefield, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is provided for use in a system that includes a host machine that includes multiple physical CPUs (PCPUs) and at least two cache nodes that are shared by different sets of the PCPUs, comprising: creating in a memory device multiple sets of lanes each lane set associated with a respective PCPU set; tracking levels of processing activity of the PCPUs of each PCPU set; using an MSIX vector value to associate lanes with PCPUs; receiving a IO request from any given PCPU from among the multiple PCPUs; and assigning the IO request to a respective lane based at least in part upon the PCPU set associated with the lane and PCPU processing activity levels." The patent application was filed on Jan. 21, 2010 (12/691,550). 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=8,312,175.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,175&RS=PN/8,312,175 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** MathWorks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- MathWorks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,312,423) developed by Peter Hartwell Webb, Newton, Mass., John Micco, Waltham, Mass., and Charles Gary Nylander, Merrimack, N.H., for a "deploying and distributing of applications and software components." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A self-contained virtual file system is disclosed for deploying and distributing an application and/or software component. Executable files relating to the application are included in a distributable composite file. The composite file and a user front end application are deployed and distributed to an application user where the application is executed. An application provider can tag the composite file with the version information and other useful meta-data of the files for the application. The format of the composite file may support the storage of any kind of file types and associated meta-data. The composite file may contain the hierarchical directory structure of the files for the application so that the hierarchical directory structure is installed in the application user's electronic device." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2007 (11/880,288). 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=8,312,423&OS=8,312,423&RS=8,312,423 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** VMware Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- VMware, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,471) developed by Scott Howard Davis, Needham, Mass., for a "file system independent content aware cache." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A server supporting the implementation of virtual machines includes a local memory used for caching, such as a solid state device drive. During I/O intensive processes, such as a boot storm, a "content aware" cache filter component of the hypervisor of the server first accesses a cache structure in a content cache device to determine whether data blocks have been stored in the cache structure prior to requesting the data blocks from a networked disk array via a standard I/O stack of the hypervisor. The content aware cache filter component is implemented in an I/O virtualization layer of the standard I/O stack that sits above a file system layer of the standard I/O stack, such that any file system protocol may be implemented in the file system layer." The patent application was filed on April 26, 2010 (12/767,581). 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=8,312,471&OS=8,312,471&RS=8,312,471 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Genelex Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Genelex, Seattle, has been assigned a patent (8,311,851) developed by Robert D. Patterson, Lexington, Mass., Jessica Oesterheld, Bath, Maine, and Howard C. Coleman, Seattle, for "genetic data analysis and database tools." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computerized tool and method for delivery of pharmacogenetic and pharmacological information, comprising a core system having algorithms and databases for storing, collating, accessing, cross-referencing, and interpreting genetic and pharmacologic data, with a graphical user interface for a client network of providers of laboratory genetic testing services to access the core services under contract. The system includes "paypoints" in support of improved business models. Included are mechanisms for `pass through` third party and insurance reimbursement for interpretive reports, insurance reimbursement for on-line access to pharmacogenetic information at the point of care, tools for market segmentation, and a conversion tool for capturing new subscribers. Also disclosed are tools and predictive algorithms for preventing drug-drug and drug-gene adverse drug reactions." The patent application was filed on Dec. 9, 2011 (13/316,144). 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=8,311,851&OS=8,311,851&RS=8,311,851 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Eliza Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Eliza, Danvers, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,311,812) developed by John P. Kroeker, Hamilton, Mass., Janet Slifka, Hopkinton, Mass., and Richard S. McGowan, Lexington, Mass., for a "fast and accurate extraction of formants for speech recognition using a plurality of complex filters in parallel." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus are provided for determining an instantaneous frequency and an instantaneous bandwidth of a speech resonance of a speech signal. The method includes receiving a speech signal having a real component; filtering the speech signal so as to generate a plurality of filtered signals such that the real component and an imaginary component of the speech signal are reconstructed; and generating a first estimated frequency and a first estimated bandwidth of a speech resonance of the speech signal based on both a first filtered signal of the plurality of filtered signals and a single-lag delay of the first filtered signal." The patent application was filed on Dec. 1, 2009 (12/629,006). 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=8,311,812&OS=8,311,812&RS=8,311,812 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Schlumberger Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Schlumberger Technology, Sugar Land, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,311,788) developed by five co-inventors for a "method to quantify discrete pore shapes, volumes, and surface areas using confocal profilometry." The co-inventors are Neil Francis Hurley, Boston, Tuanfeng Zhang, Lexington, Mass., Guangping Xu, Fort Collins, Colo., Lili Xu, Centennial, Colo., and Mirna Slim, Cambridge, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for characterizing a sample of porous media using a measuring device along with a multipoint statistical (MPS) model. Retrieving a set of reflected measured data provided by the measuring device of a surface of the sample in order to produce a sample imaging log, wherein the retrieved set of measured data is communicated to a processor. Selecting depth-defined surface portions of the sample from the sample imaging log as a training image for inputting in the MPS model. Determining pattern based simulations from the training image using one of a pixel-based template which is applied to the training image. Constructing from the pattern based simulations a complete-sampling image log of surface portions of the sample. Repeat the above steps in order to construct three dimensional (3D) sample images from stacked successive pattern based simulations so as to construct at least one 3D model of the sample." The patent application was filed on July 1, 2009 (12/459,454). 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=8,311,788&OS=8,311,788&RS=8,311,788 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** EMC Assigned Patent for System and Method for Approximating Ambient Temperature ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,311,764) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for approximating ambient temperature." The co-inventors are Michael Robillard, Shrewsbury, Mass., John K. Bowman, Brighton, Mass., James W. Espy, Andover, Mass., Steven R. Cieluch, Allston, Mass., David Boudreau, Methuen, Mass., Joseph P. King, Sterling, Mass., and Robert M. Beauchamp, Milford, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and computer program product for determining an internal temperature of a computing device, a power consumption factor for the computing device, and an airflow factor for the computing device. An approximated ambient air temperature is generated based upon the internal temperature, power consumption factor, and the airflow factor." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2009 (12/640,732). 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=8,311,764&OS=8,311,764&RS=8,311,764 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Schlumberger Technology Assigned Patent for Multipoint Geostatistics Method Using Branch Runlength Compression and Local Grid Transformation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Schlumberger Technology, Sugar Land, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,311,779) developed by four co-inventors for a "multipoint geostatistics method using branch runlength compression and local grid transformation." The co-inventors are Stein Inge Pedersen, Stavanger, Norway, Tuanfeng Zhang, Lexington, Mass., Christen Knudby, Cambridge, Mass., and David S. McCormick, Acton, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multipoint geostatistics computer-implemented method for modeling of discrete properties, comprising acquiring by a computer software program a training image made from at least one dimensional array of discrete property values, the values depicting the spatial relationship and variability considered to be typical of a n-dimensional surface to be modeled; constructing a search tree, the tree representing the probability of occurrence of combinations of values of a discrete property value, the construction being performed by counting these occurrences in the training image. The non-branching sequences of the search tree are compressed to what essentially amounts to a single node, by keeping only the relevant information the sequences contain." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2008 (12/341,735). 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=8,311,779&OS=8,311,779&RS=8,311,779 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Method for Confirming Touch Input ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,312,372) developed by Christina Chen, Redmond, Wash., George Henion, Carnation, Wash., and Nick Hofmeister, Boston, for a "method for confirming touch input." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for confirming touch input with a touch-sensitive display that includes detecting contact with a touch-sensitive display at coordinates corresponding with a control. An animated rendering on the touch-sensitive display is displayed, and an action is performed at a conclusion of the animated rendering if contact with the touch-sensitive display at the coordinates corresponding with the control is detected throughout a time period extending from initiation to the conclusion of the animated rendering." The patent application was filed on Feb. 10, 2006 (11/352,071). 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=8,312,372&OS=8,312,372&RS=8,312,372 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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