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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Nov. 21)
[November 21, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Nov. 21)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Texas.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,035) developed by five co-inventors for "systems and arrangements of text type-ahead." The co-inventors are Yen-Fu Chen, Austin, Texas, Fabian F. Morgan, Austin, Texas, Brian M. O'Connell, Cary, N.C., Keith R. Walker, Austin, Texas, and Sarah V. White Eagle, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and arrangements of text entry are discussed. Embodiments include transformations, code, state machines or other logic to select segments of text from text files based upon the number of words in phrases of the text files, upon the number of letters in words of the text files, or upon other patterns of the text in the text files. The text files may include web sites and news indexes. Embodiments may also involve indexing the selected segments of text, matching text currently being entered by the user (current text) into an application to a portion of a segment of the indexed text, and entering a remaining portion of the segment of the indexed text into the application based upon the matching. In some embodiments, the matching may be based upon an attribute of text such as a time period, a source, or a recipient." The patent application was filed on Jan. 16, 2008 (12/015,361). 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=83,16,035.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,035&RS=PN/83,16,035 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,316,434) developed by Rias Muhamed, Austin, Texas, Anil Kumar Doradla, Austin, Texas, and David Randall Wolter, Austin, Texas, for a "centralized access control system and methods for distributed broadband access points." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In accordance with the teachings herein, a wireless access point module having a plug and play feature and an auto-configuration engine may be used to provide substantial benefits to business owners, Internet service providers, and subscribers. The wireless access point module may have memory and a processor configured such that during "power-up" the processor reads instruction from memory and automatically creates a virtual private network (VPN) with a centralized access gateway via a network VPN server. In turn, the wireless access point module may utilize this VPN for subscriber communications." The patent application was filed on Feb. 23, 2005 (11/064,418). 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=8,316,434&OS=8,316,434&RS=8,316,434 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** Bank of America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Bank of America, Charlotte, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,316,453) developed by four co-inventors for a dynamic community generator. The co-inventors are Phillip L. Richards, Charlotte, N.C., David M. Andersen, Charlotte, N.C., Chadwick R. Renfro, Dallas, and Christopher P. Higgins, Charlotte, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products configured to determine communities within an organization dynamically based on the distribution of entitlements within the organization." The patent application was filed on July 24, 2009 (12/509,241). 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=8,316,453&OS=8,316,453&RS=8,316,453 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Blue Coat Systems Assigned Patent for Methods and Systems for Obtaining URL Filtering Information ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Blue Coat Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,429) developed by Darrell Long, Katy, Texas, Lee Dolsen, Albuquerque, N.M., and Doug Moen, Waterloo, Canada, for "methods and systems for obtaining URL filtering information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A host computer system is categorized according to uniform resource locator (URL) information extracted from a digital certificate purportedly associated with said host. Thereafter, a secure communication session (e.g., an SSL session) with said host may be granted or denied according to results of the categorizing. If granted, messages associated with the secure session may be tunneled through a proxy without decryption, or, in some cases, even though the secure communication session was authorized messages may be decrypted at the proxy." The patent application was filed on Jan. 31, 2006 (11/344,787). 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=8,316,429&OS=8,316,429&RS=8,316,429 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** U.S. Navy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- The U.S. Navy has been assigned a patent (RE43,825) developed by Joel Zvi Apisdorf, Reston, Va., Sam Brandon Sandbote, Dallas, and Michael Daniel Poole, Herndon, Va., for a "system and method for data forwarding in a programmable multiple network processor environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method forward data between processing elements. A first processing element includes an address register that stores a first memory address. A forwarding storage element is coupled to the first processing element. A second processing element, coupled to the forwarding storage element, transmits a second memory address to the forwarding storage element. The forwarding storage transmits the second memory address to the first processing element, and the first processing element compares the second memory address with the first memory address." The patent application was filed on Nov. 19, 2007 (11/942,275). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=RE43,825&OS=RE43,825&RS=RE43,825 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Enhanced Personal Firewall for Dynamic Computing Environments ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,427) developed by four co-inventors for an "enhanced personal firewall for dynamic computing environments." The co-inventors are Ravi Prakash Bansal, Tampa, Fla., Rick Allen Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., Brian O'Connell, Cary, N.C., and Keith Raymond Walker, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An enhanced personal firewall system having an inter-firewall connection listener which binds to a specified communications port and listens for inbound and/or outbound connection requests; and an inter-firewall controller which establishes a trusted communications through a local firewall and a remote firewall by exchanging public keys, a signed trusted computer firewall request, and using the keys to determine if a local key storage indicates previous authorization to trusted communications. If not, then a user of the targeted resource is notified and prompted to authorize the access. If so, then the firewall rules protecting the targeted resource are modified, even if temporarily, to allow the requesting firewall to have trusted access." The patent application was filed on March 9, 2007 (11/684,067). 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=8,316,427&OS=8,316,427&RS=8,316,427 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Apparatus and Method for Communicating Media Between Communication Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,316,410) developed by Marc Sullivan, Austin, Texas, and James Pratt, Round Rock, Texas, for an "apparatus and method for communicating media between communication devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a display device having a controller to wirelessly receive media; wirelessly receive control signals for presentation of the media from a mobile communication device; and selectively disable control by the display device over presentation of the media on the display device. Additional embodiments are disclosed." The patent application was filed on July 23, 2007 (11/781,694). 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=8,316,410&OS=8,316,410&RS=8,316,410 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,316,408) developed by Don Relyea, Dallas, Heath Stallings, Grapevine, Texas, and Brian Roberts, Frisco, Texas, for an "audio processing for media content access systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one of many possible embodiments, a system includes a media content provider subsystem providing media content over a closed media network and a closed media network access device communicatively coupled to the media content provider subsystem by the closed media network. The closed media network access device is configured to receive the media content over the closed media network, provide at least a component of the media content to an output device for presentation to a user, receive audio input including user voice input provided by the user, and utilize the user voice input in at least one of a voice command application and a communication application." The patent application was filed on Nov. 22, 2006 (11/603,461). 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=8,316,408&OS=8,316,408&RS=8,316,408 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Fisher-Rosemount Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,316,313) developed by Bruce Hubert Campney, Pflugerville, Texas, Stephen Gerard Hammack, Austin, Texas, and Ken J. Beoughter, Round Rock, Texas, for a "method for selecting shapes in a graphical display." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A selector shape may serve as the background to a configurable composite shape and may include one or more expressions that are evaluated to select between several composite shape definitions via links to the definition. Each selector shape includes an animation expression and a lookup table converter to select an identifier of the composite definition to be loaded and displayed. When the value of the animation expression changes, the value may be matched to the name of a new composite definition using the lookup table, and the new definition may be displayed. The previously-used composite definition may then be marked for removal by a caching system, and removed. These selector shapes also enable the same graphic element to be used in displays designed for different types of display devices, such as display devices having large display screens, standard computer screens and very small display screens." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2009 (12/579,104). 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=8,316,313&OS=8,316,313&RS=8,316,313 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent for Expandable History Tab in Interactive Graphical User Interface Systems and Methods ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,316,320) developed by Don Relyea, Dallas, Brian Roberts, Frisco, Texas, and Heath Stallings, Grapevine, Texas, for "expandable history tab in interactive graphical user interface systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one of many possible examples, a system includes a media content processing subsystem configured to successively display a plurality of history tabs configured to graphically represent and facilitate access to a corresponding plurality of hierarchical representations within a browsing thread. The media content processing subsystem is further configured to collapse at least two of the history tabs into an expandable history tab after a pre-determined number of the history tabs are displayed. The expandable history tab is configured to graphically represent and facilitate access to a plurality of the hierarchical representations within the browsing thread." The patent application was filed on May 23, 2007 (11/752,695). 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=8,316,320&OS=8,316,320&RS=8,316,320 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** National Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- National Instruments, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,316,311) developed by Darren M. Nattinger, Cedar Park, Texas, for "automatically correcting problems found during programmatic analysis of a graphical program." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for visually indicating one or more problems in a graphical program. The graphical program may be programmatically analyzed to discover a problem (or potential problem) in the graphical program. The problem found during the programmatic analysis of the graphical program may then be visually indicated on a display device. Visually indicating the problem may comprise visually indicating one or more objects in the graphical program to which the problem corresponds. Visually indicating the graphical program object(s) may comprise displaying information or altering the appearance of the object(s) in order to call the user's attention to the object(s)." The patent application was filed on Nov. 13, 2009 (12/618,479). 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=8,316,311&OS=8,316,311&RS=8,316,311 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Graphics for End to End Component Mapping and Problem-solving in a Network Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,381) developed by Paul Fearn, Raleigh, N.C., Stig Arne Olsson, Apex, N.C., and Geetha Vijayan, Austin, Texas, for "graphics for end to end component mapping and problem-solving in a network environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An example of a solution provided here comprises receiving as input at least one event (chosen from an event generated by an application probe, and an event generated by a component probe), and providing graphical output based on the inputs, whereby a user correlates a component problem with a performance problem affecting an application. Methods connected with graphics for end to end component mapping and problem-solving in a network environment, systems for executing such methods, and instructions on a computer-usable medium, for executing such methods, are provided." The patent application was filed on April 14, 2008 (12/102,357). 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=8,316,381&OS=8,316,381&RS=8,316,381 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Sharing Legacy Devices in a Multi-host Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,316,377) developed by Dwight D. Riley, Houston, for "sharing legacy devices in a multi-host environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods of sharing legacy devices in a multi-host environment are disclosed. An exemplary method for sharing legacy devices in a multi-host environment includes receiving device information from a legacy device, the device information identifying a target within a virtual machine. The method also includes encapsulating the device information into a corresponding bus transaction for a network switch fabric. The method also includes routing the bus transaction over the network switch fabric in the virtual machine to a host within the virtual machine." The patent application was filed on Sept. 6, 2007 (11/851,306). 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=8,316,377&OS=8,316,377&RS=8,316,377 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Architecture View Generation Method and System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,347) developed by Ali P. Arsanjani, Fairfield, Iowa, Ahamed Jalaldeen, Karnataka, India, and Siddharth Purohit, Allen, Texas, for an "architecture view generation method and system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An SOA solution architecture generation method and system. The method includes retrieving by a computing system, a service model and an SOA solution architecture model. The computing system retrieves and loads a configuration file comprising mapping data. The mapping data comprises data associating elements of the service model to architectural layers of the SOA solution. Each element is processed. The computing system identifies each architectural layer that corresponds to an associated element based on the mapping data. Each element is placed in an associated layer of the architectural layers. The computing system generates a UML model. The UML model comprises each element in an associated layer of the architectural layers. The computing system loads the UML model." The patent application was filed on Dec. 5, 2008 (12/328,827). 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=8,316,347&OS=8,316,347&RS=8,316,347 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AMX Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- AMX, Richardson, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,316,343) developed by Brigitte Bernadette Birze, Oak Point, Texas, and Mark Ethard Smith, Garland, Texas, for a "self-describing device module and system and computer-readable medium for the production thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method, and computer-readable medium for generation of a controlled device Module are provided. Various components are provided to a Module designer for selection, and the designer defines the interface APIs specifying the component functionalities. The designer may specify custom commands or events for the Module including Commands, Properties, and Parameters, and custom components corresponding to the custom commands are generated. A self-describing capabilities component is then generated for each component, and a composite capabilities component may then be generated from the capabilities components of each of the components. The completed Module package is then produced by an integrated development environment station." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2008 (12/344,716). 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=8,316,343&OS=8,316,343&RS=8,316,343 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Rescinding Ownership of a Cache Line in a Computer System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,316,189) developed by Chris Brueggen, Allen, Texas, for "rescinding ownership of a cache line in a computer system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of rescinding ownership of a cache line in a computer system includes constructing a table of caching agent representations in which each caching agent representation is accompanied by a validity indicator. The method continues with receiving a cache line sharing list, with each entry of the cache line sharing list indicating the potential ownership of the cache line by one or more caching agent representations that correspond to an entry of the sharing list. The method also includes conveying a snoop packet to a caching agent when the logical conjunction of an entry of the cache line sharing list that corresponds to a caching agent representation and the accompanying validity indicator meets a predetermined Boolean condition." The patent application was filed on Dec. 9, 2009 (12/634,539). 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=83,16,189.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,189&RS=PN/83,16,189 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Look-ahead Wake-and-go Engine with Speculative Execution ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,218) developed by Ravi K. Arimilli, Austin, Texas, Satya P. Sharma, Austin, Texas, and Randal C. Swanberg, Round Rock, Texas, for a "look-ahead wake-and-go engine with speculative execution." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wake-and-go mechanism is provided for a microprocessor. The wake-and-go mechanism looks ahead in the instruction stream of a thread for programming idioms that indicate that the thread is waiting for an event. if a look-ahead polling operation succeeds, the look-ahead wake-and-go engine may record an instruction address for the corresponding idiom so that the wake-and-go mechanism may have the thread perform speculative execution at a time when the thread is waiting for an event. During execution, when the wake-and-go mechanism recognizes a programming idiom, the wake-and-go mechanism may store the thread state in the thread state storage. Instead of putting the thread to sleep, the wake-and-go mechanism may perform speculative execution." The patent application was filed on Feb. 1, 2008 (12/024,419). 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=83,16,218.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,218&RS=PN/83,16,218 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel-Ne Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Intel-Ne, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,316,156) developed by James Dean Rucker, Austin, Texas, for a "method and apparatus for interfacing device drivers to single multi-function adapter." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems which utilize a series of managers to handle resource management. Three types of managers are preferably used, with each manager being in one of two states, active or available. The types of managers are Global Interface Manager (GIM), Resource Manager (RM) and Access Manager (AM). Associated with each device driver for a given function is a GIM. The device driver may be associated with one or more RMs and/or AMs. Among managers of a given type, one is the active manager and all other managers of that specific type are available and work with the active manager to handle resource requests. As there can be RMs for different resources, the active manager concept is applied to the RMs associated with each resource. Mechanisms are present to allow the active manager and related information to be transferred to an available manager if necessary." The patent application was filed on Feb. 17, 2006 (11/356,500). 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=83,16,156.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,156&RS=PN/83,16,156 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,316,307) developed by Edward Walter, Boerne, Texas, and Larry B. Pearson, San Antonio, for a "method and apparatus for abstracting internet content." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for abstracting Internet content is disclosed. An apparatus that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a terminal device having a User Interface (UI) element that links a Graphical User Interface (GUI) element to each Internet resource identifier (IRI) of one or more subject matters of interest defined in a profile by an end user, and presents said one or more GUI elements in a GUI window without association to an Internet browser. Additional embodiments are disclosed." The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2006 (11/549,420). 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=8,316,307.PN.&OS=PN/8,316,307&RS=PN/8,316,307 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Assigning Efficiently Referenced Globally Unique Identifiers in a Multi-core Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,207) developed by four co-inventors for "assigning efficiently referenced globally unique identifiers in a multi-core environment." The co-inventors are Greg H. Bellows, Austin, Texas, Jason N. Dale, Austin, Texas, Brian H. Horton, Pflugerville, Texas, and Joaquin Madruga, Round Rock, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism is provided in a multi-core environment for assigning a globally unique core identifier. A Power PC.RTM. processor unit (PPU) determines an index alias corresponding to a natural index to a location in local storage (LS) memory. A synergistic processor unit (SPU) corresponding to the PPU translates the natural index to a first address in a core's memory, as well as translates the index alias to a second address in the core's memory. Responsive to the second address exceeding a physical memory size, the load store unit of the SPU truncates the second address to a usable range of address space in systems that do not map an address space. The second address and the first address point to the same physical location in the core's memory. In addition, the aliasing using index aliases also preserves the ability to combine persistent indices with relative indices without creating holes in a relative index map." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2009 (12/649,542). 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=83,16,207.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,207&RS=PN/83,16,207 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** FutureWei Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- FutureWei Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,316,286) developed by Jung Woon Lee, Allen, Texas, Shiau-He Tsai, San Diego, and Anthony C.K. Soong, Plano, Texas, for a "system and method for rate matching to enhance system throughput based on packet size." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for rate matching to enhance system throughput based on packet size is provided. A method for transmitting information includes encoding a block of N bits, where N is an integer, demultiplexing the encoded block of N bits into at least one subblock of systematic bits and at least one subblock of parity bits, and permuting the at least one subblock of systematic bits and the at least one subblock of parity bits to generate at least one permuted subblock. The method also includes forming at least one output block from the at least one permuted subblock, computing a starting position of a redundancy version for a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) transmission based on a relationship between N and a threshold, and transmitting the redundancy version. The redundancy version begins at the computed starting position and ends when a specified number of bits has been transmitted." The patent application was filed on Sept. 4, 2009 (12/554,742). 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=8,316,286.PN.&OS=PN/8,316,286&RS=PN/8,316,286 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** PIVOT3 Assigned Patent for Method and System for Rebuilding Data in a Distributed RAID System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- PIVOT3, Spring, Teas, has been assigned a patent (8,316,180) developed by William C. Galloway, Magnolia, Texas, Ryan A. Callison, Magnolia, Texas, and George J. Scholhamer III, Tomball, Texas, for a "method and system for rebuilding data in a distributed RAID system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed provide a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. The distributed RAID applications on each of the data banks coordinate among themselves to distribute and control data flow associated with implementing a level of RAID in conjunction with a volume stored on the associated storage media of the data banks. Migration of volumes, or portions thereof, from one configuration to another configuration may be accomplished according to a priority associated with the volume." The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2012 (13/358,306). 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=83,16,180.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,180&RS=PN/83,16,180 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Physical to Hierarchical Bus Translation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,169) developed by seven co-inventors for a "physical to hierarchical bus translation." The co-inventors are William J. Armstrong, Rochester, Minn., Scott N. Dunham, Raleigh, N.C., David R. Engebretsen, Cannon Falls, Minn., Gregory M. Nordstrom, Pine Island, Minn., Steven M. Thurber, Austin, Texas, Curtis C. Wollbrink, Rochester, Minn., and Adalberto G. Yanes, Rochester, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In an embodiment, a translation of a physical bus number to a hierarchical bus number is written to a south chip. The south chip receives a configuration write command that comprises a physical bus number. The south chip sends the configuration write command to a device via the bus identified by the physical bus number, and the device stores the physical bus number in the device. In response to a received message from a device that comprises the physical bus number, the south chip replaces the physical bus number in the message with the hierarchical bus number. The south chip sends the message to a north chip via a point-to-point serial link. Both the physical bus number and the hierarchical bus number identify a bus with which the device connects to a bridge in the south chip." The patent application was filed on April 12, 2010 (12/758,329). 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=83,16,169.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,169&RS=PN/83,16,169 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,316,289) developed by Matthew Jack Burbridge, Bristol, United Kingdom, Simon Pelly, Bristol, United Kingdom, and Russell Ian Monk, Caldicot, United Kingdom, for an updating sequential data.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a storage apparatus comprising a data store; a data input; and a data processor arranged to: receive from the data input a block of data to be stored at an append point after sequential data comprising one or more stored blocks of data; retrieve an integrity measure, of one or more stored integrity measures that are associated with one or more respective points in the sequential data, said retrieved integrity measure being associated with a point at or preceding the append point; calculate a new integrity measure using the received block of data and the retrieved integrity measure; and store the received block of data and the new integrity measure in the data store, in addition to at least one stored integrity measure that is associated with a point in the data at or preceding the append point." The patent application was filed on Jan. 29, 2009 (12/361,669). 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=8,316,289.PN.&OS=PN/8,316,289&RS=PN/8,316,289 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Synchronizing Commands and Dependencies in an Asynchronous Command Queue ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,219) developed by four co-inventors for "synchronizing commands and dependencies in an asynchronous command queue." The co-inventors are Gregory H. Bellows, Austin, Texas, Joaquin Madruga, Austin, Texas, Ross A. Mikosh, Austin, Texas, and Brian D. Watt, Round Rock, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided are techniques for the managing of command queue dependencies and command queue synchronization. Incoming commands are actively tracked through their dependency relationships. Command dependencies may be tracked across multiple lists, including a submission list and a completion list. Each command on the submission list is prepared for processing and ultimately submitted to command processing logic. Command completion processing is performed on each command on the completion list, including by not limited to removing dependencies from pending commands and possibly queuing pending commands for submission to the command processing logic. Also provided as features of a command queue are a standby barrier, an active barrier and a marker. Standby and active barriers are employed to synchronize and track commands through the command queue. Markers are employed to track commands through the command queue." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2009 (12/551,526). 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=83,16,219.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,219&RS=PN/83,16,219 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,316,186) developed by William C. Moyer, Dripping Springs, Texas, for a "method and apparatus for managing cache reliability based on an associated error rate." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of configuring a cache includes identifying a plurality of cache configurations of a configurable cache for a processor-executable application unit. Each configuration has an associated error rate. A selected configuration is selected based at least in part on the associated error rate. The configurable cache is configured in accordance with the selected configuration for execution of the application-unit." The patent application was filed on Sept. 20, 2008 (12/234,619). 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=83,16,186.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,186&RS=PN/83,16,186 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** DJ Inventions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- DJ Inventions, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,316,232) developed by Douglas C. Osburn III, Houston, for a "cryptographic manager tool system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cryptographic manager tool for providing encrypted communication between an enterprise server and a plurality of industrial devices using messaging protocols for each industrial device, enabling the industrial devices to receive commands and transmit status and measurement data to the enterprise server in out of band encrypted and decrypted messaging, simultaneously, using the individual device messaging protocols over a network." The patent application was filed on July 18, 2012 (13/552,434). 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=83,16,232.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,232&RS=PN/83,16,232 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pivot3 Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Pivot3, Spring, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,316,181) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and system for initializing storage in a storage system." The co-inventors are William C. Galloway, Magnolia, Texas, Ryan A. Callison, Magnolia, Texas, Greg J. Pellegrino, Tomball, Texas, Choon-Seng Tan, Houston, and George J. Scholhamer III, Tomball, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of systems and methods for a storage system are disclosed. More particularly, in certain embodiments desired locations of storage devices may be zeroed out during operation of the storage system and areas that have been zeroed out allocated to store data when commands pertaining to that data are received. Specifically, in one embodiment a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks may be provided where each data bank in the set of data banks may execute a background process which zeroes areas of the storage devices of the data bank. When a command pertaining to a logical location is received a zeroed area of the physical storage devices on the data bank may be allocated to store data associated with that logical location." The patent application was filed on Feb. 3, 2012 (13/366,069). 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=83,16,181.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,181&RS=PN/83,16,181 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,316,183) developed by James Craig Lowery, Austin, Texas, for "refactoring virtual data storage hierarchies." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A virtual drive data storage refactoring system includes a base drive and a plurality of virtual drives hierachly below the base drive. The virtual drives each include data storage blocks and a virtual drive controller system. The virtual drive controller system coordinates data storage on the drives by computing a signature for each data storage block, creating a list of data content for each data storage block that is sorted according to the signatures, locating the signatures for each data storage block that appear on each of the virtual drives, arranging data storage blocks on the virtual drives so that those having data content that is the same are located in corresponding locations on each of the virtual drives, and removing data storage blocks having data content that is the same from each of the virtual drives to a data storage drive that is hierarchly above the virtual drives." The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2011 (13/336,746). 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=83,16,183.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,183&RS=PN/83,16,183 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,316,266) developed by Lee D. Whetsel, Parker, Texas, for "shifting bits in different scan paths with steady TMS." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Plural scan test paths (401) are provided to reduce power consumed during testing such as combinational logic (101). A state machine (408) operates according to plural shift states (500) to control each scan path in capturing data from response outputs of the combinational logic and then shifting one bit at a time to reduce the capacitive and constant state power consumed by shifting the scan paths." The patent application was filed on July 8, 2011 (13/179,126). 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=8,316,266.PN.&OS=PN/8,316,266&RS=PN/8,316,266 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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