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

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

*** Jumptap Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Jumptap, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,316,031) developed by Jorey Ramer, Cambridge, Mass., Adam Soroca, Cambridge, Mass., and Dennis Doughty, Brookline, Mass., for a "system for targeting advertising content to a plurality of mobile communication facilities." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for targeting advertising content includes the steps of: (a) receiving respective requests for advertising content corresponding to a plurality of mobile communication facilities operated by a group of users, wherein the plurality includes first and second types of mobile communication facilities with different rendering capabilities; (b) receiving a datum corresponding to the group; (c) selecting from a first and second sponsor respective content based on a relevancy to the datum, wherein each content includes a first and second item requiring respective rendering capabilities; (d) receiving bids from the first and second sponsors; (e) attributing a priority to the content of the first sponsor based upon a determination that a yield associated with the first sponsor is greater than a yield associated with the second sponsor; and (f) transmitting the first and second items of the first sponsor to the first and second types of mobile communication facilities respectively." The patent application was filed on Sept. 6, 2011 (13/226,475). 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=83,16,031.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,031&RS=PN/83,16,031 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Newslike Media Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Newslike Media Group, Lincoln, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,316,005) developed by James F. Moore, Lincoln, Mass., for a "network-accessible database of remote services." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The systems, methods, means, and computer program products disclosed herein provide a framework and tools for creating composite services from the array of services available as distributed, loosely structured, ad hoc, remote programming interfaces on the Internet. The framework includes metaservices for coordinating the execution of multiple services in a composite service, and also provides core services such as database management, security, financial transactions, media conversion, and so forth, to provide greater design latitude in the creation of new composite services from existing Internet content and services. The framework may be deployed to create new services and programming interfaces, or to deploy independent web applications constructed from available services." The patent application was filed on Dec. 8, 2006 (11/608,261). 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=83,16,005.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,005&RS=PN/83,16,005 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** IPVision Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- IPVision, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,316,001) developed by Paul Albrecht, Bedford, Mass., Joseph G. Hadzima Jr., Wellesley, Mass., and Hoo-Min D. Toong, Cambridge, Mass., for an "apparatus and method for performing analyses on data derived from a web-based search engine." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method of performing analysis (such as patent analysis) on data derived from a web-based search engine pursuant to a search query includes in one embodiment causing display, in a first element of a patent analytics web page, in a digital computing device, of search results content served by the search engine. The embodiment further includes, in a first computer process, analyzing data associated with the search results content according to criteria (which optionally may be specified by a user when specifying the search query) to produce analysis results and in a second computer process, causing display of the analysis results. A related apparatus is also provided." The patent application was filed on July 18, 2007 (11/779,724). 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=83,16,001.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,001&RS=PN/83,16,001 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** IQLP Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- IQLP, New York, has been assigned a patent (RE43,807) developed by Michael A. Zimmerman, North Andover, Mass., and Jonathan Harris, Scottsdale, Ariz., for a "microcircuit package having ductile layer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A microcircuit package having a ductile layer between a copper flange and die attach. The ductile layer absorbs the stress between the flange and semiconductor device mounted on the flange, and can substantially reduce the stress applied to the semiconductor device. In addition, the package provides the combination of copper flange and polymeric dielectric with a TCE close to copper, which results in a low stress structure of improved reliability and conductivity." The patent application was filed on Jan. 12, 2012 (13/348,934). 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=RE43,807&OS=RE43,807&RS=RE43,807 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 (8,316,411) developed by Michael A. Weintraub, Medfield, Mass., and Stuart D. Elby, Ridgefield, Conn., for a "content storage and delivery system and associated method and device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system is provided for the storage of content on a network and the delivery of content to subscriber locations. The system includes routers and subscriber set-top boxes in communication with each other and a main content source. Content is delivered over a packet-switching network according to a peer to peer file distribution protocol and is stored in a storage area of the subscriber set-top box, such that each subscriber set-top box is configured to transmit and receive content to and from the main content source and other set-top boxes connected to the network. The set-top boxes may identify a preferred source of content based on various factors, such as geographic distance, Internet Protocol (IP) distance, available bandwidth, integrity of the content, etc. An associated method for accessing content and a set-top box for facilitating the storage and delivery of content are also provided." The patent application was filed on Dec. 6, 2006 (11/567,541). 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=8,316,411&OS=8,316,411&RS=8,316,411 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Red Hat Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Red Hat, Raleigh, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,316,364) developed by Brian T. Stein, Cambridge, Mass., for a "peer-to-peer software update distribution network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A software package of interest is identified, and information about a latest version of the package is retrieved. Then, data corresponding to the latest version are downloaded from a peer-to-peer network, and the downloaded package is installed. Alternative methods and systems for use in particular environments are also described." The patent application was filed on Feb. 28, 2007 (11/712,803). 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=8,316,364&OS=8,316,364&RS=8,316,364 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Yahoo! Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,392) developed by four co-inventors for "systems and methods for forecasting ad inventory." The co-inventors are Gulrukh Ahanger, Brookline, Mass., Pavel Murnikov, Acton, Mass., Todd Boes, Marblehead, Mass., and Robert Hammond, Exeter, N.H.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The solution of the ad delivery platform described herein provides for the marketing and monetizing of media assets via the delivery of advertisement with on-demand video. The ad platform optimizes the delivery of ads by controlling the insertion frequency and format of the ad delivered with video streams. The ad platform provides flexible and configurable ad insertion rules to specify the insertion frequency and format for the composition of ads during playback of on-demand video media. The ad insertion rules may be based on a user profile, user behavior history, topic of the stream to be delivered, duration of the video or ad, and/or the popularity rating of the video or ad. The ad platform includes a reporting tool and usage reports to measure the effectiveness of the ad insertion rules in delivering ads to market and monetize the video media. The ad platform also includes an ad inventory management and forecasting tool for determining the available inventory of ad placement based on data collected over a period of time regarding the delivery of ads and the ad insertion rules to be used for the delivery of a desired ad. With these tools, a more effective ad campaign can be created based on the target information and optimization via the ad insertion rules." The patent application was filed on June 6, 2008 (12/134,589). 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=8,316,392&OS=8,316,392&RS=8,316,392 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** MathWorks Assigned Patent for Application of Optimization Techniques to Intermediate Representations for Code Generation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- MathWorks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,316,359) developed by Xiaocang Lin, Wayland, Mass., for "application of optimization techniques to intermediate representations for code generation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a method and system for optimization of an intermediate representation in a graphical modeling environment. A first intermediate representation is provided. At least one optimization technique is applied to the first intermediate representation. A second intermediate representation is generated responsive to the application of the at least one optimization technique to the first intermediate representation." The patent application was filed on June 2, 2011 (13/151,813). 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=8,316,359&OS=8,316,359&RS=8,316,359 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,315,961) developed by Daniel N. Nikovski, Brookline, Mass., for a "method for predicting future environmental conditions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An average environmental condition for a specified target date and time is determined by indexing a database of time series data to retrieve the environment condition for each day and time where an orbital position of the earth with respect to the sun is nearest to the orbital position of the earth on the target date and time. The average environmental condition is then determined from the retrieved environmental conditions." The patent application was filed on July 14, 2009 (12/502,676). 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=8,315,961&OS=8,315,961&RS=8,315,961 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Massachusetts Institute of Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,315,955) developed by Henk Wymeersch, Boston, Moe Z. Win, Framingham, Mass., and Faisal M. Kashif, Cambridge, Mass., for a "method and apparatus for determining inputs to a finite state system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of equalization used to estimate a transmitted signal given a received output is presented herein. The equalization method involves modeling a transmission channel as a Hidden Markov Model (HMM). The HMM channel is evaluated as a finite state machine. A Markov Chain Monte Carlo technique of sampling and computation is then utilized to estimate the transmitted signal." The patent application was filed on Oct. 25, 2007 (11/977,749). 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=8,315,955&OS=8,315,955&RS=8,315,955 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cadence Design Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Cadence Design Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,342) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for concurrent design of modules across different design entry tools targeted to a single layout." The co-inventors are Taranjit Kukal, Delhi, India, Chris Cheung, Westford, Mass., Vikas Kohli, Noida, India, Keith Felton, Sterling, Mass., Frank X. Farmar, Amherst, N.H., and Steven R. Durrill, Campbell, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of interconnecting a first plurality of electronic components and a second plurality of electronic components to form an electronic circuit includes exporting a first netlist representing a first interconnection of the first electronic components in a first design entry tool, exporting a second netlist representing a second interconnection of the second electronic components in a second design entry tool, providing at least a first interface from the second plurality to the first plurality in the second design entry tool, populating the first interface through the first design entry tool, and exporting a third netlist representing the first interface from the second plurality to the first plurality from the second design entry tool, wherein the third netlist stitches the first netlist to the second netlist." The patent application was filed on June 2, 2010 (12/792,325). 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=8,316,342&OS=8,316,342&RS=8,316,342 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Oracle America Assigned Patent for Watchpoints on Transactional Variables ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Oracle America, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,352) developed by Yosef Lev, Cambridge, Mass., and Moir S. Mark, Hampton, N.H., for "watchpoints on transactional variables." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Transactional programming promises to substantially simplify the development and maintenance of correct, scalable, and efficient concurrent programs. Designs for supporting transactional programming using transactional memory implemented in hardware, software, and a mixture of the two have emerged recently. However, various features and capabilities that would be desirable for debugging programs executed using transactional memory are absent from conventional debuggers. Because transactional memory implementations provide the "illusion" of multiple memory locations changing value atomically, while in fact they do not, there can be significant challenges involved with integrating debuggers with such programs to provide the user with a coherent view of program execution. We describe use of transactional memory access tracking mechanism for implementations of watchpoints on memory locations that correspond to transactional variables." The patent application was filed on Oct. 25, 2006 (11/552,903). 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=8,316,352&OS=8,316,352&RS=8,316,352 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Implementing Vector Memory Operations ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,216) developed by nine co-inventors for "implementing vector memory operations." The co-inventors are Roger Espasa, Barcelona, Spain, Joel Emer, Acton, Mass., Geoff Lowney, Concord, Mass., Roger Gramunt, Molins De Rei, Spain, Santiago Galan, Molins de Rei, Spain, Toni Juan, Barcelona, Spain, Jesus Corbal, Barcelona, Spain, Federico Ardanaz, Barcelona, Spain, and Isaac Hernandez, Castelldefels, Spain.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, the present invention includes an apparatus having a register file to store vector data, an address generator coupled to the register file to generate addresses for a vector memory operation, and a controller to generate an output slice from one or more slices each including multiple addresses, where the output slice includes addresses each corresponding to a separately addressable portion of a memory. Other embodiments are described and claimed." The patent application was filed on Oct. 21, 2009 (12/582,829). 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=83,16,216.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,216&RS=PN/83,16,216 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Momin Development Fund Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Momin Development Fund, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,316,157) developed by Scott B. Guthery, Newton, Mass., for "communications network with smart card." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems are disclosed to enable a smart card having relatively low data rate and low computational power to control a high data rate communications channel without degradation of performance. The smart card and an associated monitor/interface, which can be implemented in a network access device, are interposed between transmitting and receiving nodes in a network, and configured to intervene when conditions of rules stored in the smart card are met. For example, the smart card can intervene when a packet header indicates sufficient change in information, such as the exceeding of a predefined threshold or a requirement for user authorization/authentication. In one mode of regulating packet flow, the smart card selectively enables or disables packet transmission, reception, or both, according to the rules stored therein. In another mode, the smart card, upon activation, provides rules and modifications for packet data, headers, or both. The rules and modifications can implement communication policies of the entity providing communication services to the user of the services, and can be stored in the smart card to prevent alteration or tampering." The patent application was filed on July 21, 2009 (12/507,036). 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=83,16,157.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,157&RS=PN/83,16,157 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EMC Assigned Patent for Techniques for Indicating a Passive Path State for a Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,316,161) developed by six co-inventors for a "techniques for indicating a passive path state for a device." The co-inventors are Cesareo Contreras, Northbridge, Mass., Helen S. Raizen, Jamaica Plain, Mass., Michael E. Bappe, Loveland, Colo., Ian Wigmore, Westborough, Mass., Arich Don, Newton, Mass., and Xunce Zhou, Shrewsbury, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described are techniques for indicating a state associated with a device. A request is received over a path for information about a device. A response to the request is sent. The response indicates a state regarding the device on the path. The response has a response status of good and a payload of a varying size. The payload is truncated at a location prior to that at which a device identifier for the device is expected. In accordance with the response, a state regarding the device on the path is determined." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2010 (12/924,572). 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=83,16,161.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,161&RS=PN/83,16,161 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Message Encoding and Decoding ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,274) developed by Hans Westgaard Ry, Ridabu, Norway, Steffen Persvold, Shrewsbury, Mass., and Hakon Bugge, Oslo, Norway, for "systems and methods for message encoding and decoding." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Presented herein are systems and methods for checking the integrity of data transmissions between or within one or more digital processing systems by identifying a data characteristic that is likely to change if there is an error in transmission. According to one embodiment, data messages are modified to achieve a selected characteristic according to a predetermined protocol, and changes to the data are recorded in a longitudinal check code (LCC) word, which is used by the receiver to decode the data message and restore the original data." The patent application was filed on April 19, 2010 (12/763,096). 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=8,316,274.PN.&OS=PN/8,316,274&RS=PN/8,316,274 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Memory Controllers for Processor having Multiple Programmable Units ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,191) developed by four co-inventors for a "memory controllers for processor having multiple programmable units." The co-inventors are William R. Wheeler, Southborough, Mass., Bradley Burres, Cambridge, Mass., Matthew J. Adiletta, Worcester, Mass., and Gilbert Wolrich, Framingham, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A parallel hardware-based multithreaded processor is described. The processor includes a general purpose processor that coordinates system functions and a plurality of microengines that support multiple hardware threads. The processor also includes a memory control system that has a first memory controller that sorts memory references based on whether the memory references are directed to an even bank or an odd bank of memory and a second memory controller that optimizes memory references based upon whether the memory references are read references or write references." The patent application was filed on Sept. 9, 2008 (12/207,476). 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=83,16,191.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,191&RS=PN/83,16,191 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,316,265) developed by Ruifeng Guo, Portland, Ore., Wu-Tung Cheng, Lake Oswego, Ore., and Yu Huang, Sudbury, Mass., for a "test pattern generation for diagnosing scan chain failures." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the disclosed technology comprise techniques that can be used to generate scan chain test patterns and improve scan chain failure diagnosis resolution. For example, certain embodiments can be used to generate high quality chain diagnosis test patterns that are able to isolate a scan chain defect to a single scan cell. At least some embodiments can be used to locate faults over multiple capture cycles in the scan chain." The patent application was filed on May 22, 2009 (12/471,227). 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=8,316,265.PN.&OS=PN/8,316,265&RS=PN/8,316,265 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Oracle America Assigned Patent for Using Versioned Pointers to Facilitate Reusing Memory with a Reduced Need to Reclaim Objects through Garbage Collection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Oracle America, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,204) developed by David R. Chase, Belmont, Mass., for "using versioned pointers to facilitate reusing memory with a reduced need to reclaim objects through garbage collection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that uses versioned pointers to facilitate reusing memory without having to reclaim the objects solely through garbage collection. The system operates by first receiving a request to allocate an object. Next, the system obtains the object from a pool of free objects, and sets an allocated/free flag in the object to indicate that the object is allocated. The system also increments a version number in the object, and also encodes the version number into a pointer for the object. The system then returns the pointer, which includes the encoded version number. In this way, subsequent accesses to the object through the pointer can compare the version number encoded in the pointer with the version number in the object to determine whether the object has been reused since the pointer was generated." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2011 (13/247,786). 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=83,16,204.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,204&RS=PN/83,16,204 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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