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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Nov. 22)
[November 22, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Nov. 22)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Supporting Memory Management in an Offload of Network Protocol Processing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,109) developed by seven co-inventors for "supporting memory management in an offload of network protocol processing." The co-inventors are Douglas M. Freimuth, New York, Elbert C. Hu, Elmhurst, N.Y., Ronald Mraz, South Salem, N.Y., Erich M. Nahum, New York, Prashant Pradhan, New Rochelle, N.Y., Sambit Sahu, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and John M. Tracey, Scarsdale, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A number of improvements in network adapters that offload protocol processing from the host processor are provided. Specifically, mechanisms for handling memory management and optimization within a system utilizing an offload network adapter are provided. The memory management mechanism permits both buffered sending and receiving of data as well as zero-copy sending and receiving of data. In addition, the memory management mechanism permits grouping of DMA buffers that can be shared among specified connections based on any number of attributes. The memory management mechanism further permits partial send and receive buffer operation, delaying of DMA requests so that they may be communicated to the host system in bulk, and expedited transfer of data to the host system." The patent application was filed on March 10, 2011 (13/045,392). 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=8,316,109&OS=8,316,109&RS=8,316,109 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,130) developed by six co-inventors for a "system, method and computer program product for provisioning of resources and service environments." The co-inventors are Gerd Breiter, Wildberg, Germany, Jutta Kreyss, Stuttgart, Germany, Andrea Schmidt, Boeblingen, Germany, Tamar Eilam, New York, Sandra D. Miller, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Lily B. Mummert, Mahopac, N.Y.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a system, method, and computer program product to accelerate provisioning by dynamically creating dynamic free pools (DFPs) of pre-provisioned resources that are provisioned in advance, and are ready and free for use. A DFP construct for a resource, and its associated dynamic free pool manager are generated dynamically from a formal description of an aggregated resource structure (e.g. in the form of an XML schema). The present invention also provides a system, method, and computer program product to improve the delivery time of SEs based on the DFP constructs. The methods are extended to deal with special conditions such as contention over resources, or critical delivery time." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2005 (11/314,685). 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=8,316,130&OS=8,316,130&RS=8,316,130 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Autonomic Correction of Incorrect Identities in Repositories ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,100) developed by Michael D. Essenmacher, Red Hook, N.Y., Thomas E. Murphy Jr., Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and Francis A. Pflug, Cary, N.C., for an "autonomic correction of incorrect identities in repositories." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Autonomic correction of incorrect identities in repositories. A communication is prepared and sent to one or more recipients. In response thereto, a notification is provided to the sender that one or more of the recipient's identities is incorrect. Based on this notification, corrective action is automatically initiated in order to locate the repository, and in particular, an entry in the repository corresponding to the incorrect identity and to take action to correct that identity." The patent application was filed on June 6, 2008 (12/134,238). 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=8,316,100&OS=8,316,100&RS=8,316,100 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Location Based Full Address Entry via Speech Recognition ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,315,799) developed by four co-inventors for a "location based full address entry via speech recognition." The co-inventors are Neal J. Alewine, Boca Raton, Fla., John W. Eckhart, White Plains, N.Y., Peder A. Olsen, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., and Kenneth D. White, Boca Raton, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented method, system and/or computer program product confirm an orally entered address to a mobile navigation device. The mobile navigation device receives a global positioning system (GPS) root address component from a GPS. The GPS root address component is a text name of a root location at which a mobile navigation device is currently located. The mobile navigation device receives an orally entered address that comprises an oral root address component and an oral subunit component of the oral root address component. In response to the converted root address component matching the GPS root address component, the orally entered address is partitioned into the oral subunit component and the oral root address component, and any additional speech-to-text conversion of the orally entered address after the oral root address component is terminated." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2010 (12/777,924). 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=8,315,799&OS=8,315,799&RS=8,315,799 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property II Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus for Rapid Acoustic Unit Selection from a Large Speech Corpus ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- AT&T Intellectual Property II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,315,872) developed by Mark Charles Beutnagel, Mendham, N.J., Mehryar Mohri, New York, and Michael Dennis Riley, New York, for "methods and apparatus for rapid acoustic unit selection from a large speech corpus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A speech synthesis system can select recorded speech fragments, or acoustic units, from a very large database of acoustic units to produce artificial speech. The selected acoustic units are chosen to minimize a combination of target and concatenation costs for a given sentence. However, as concatenation costs, which are measures of the mismatch between sequential pairs of acoustic units, are expensive to compute, processing can be greatly reduced by pre-computing and caching the concatenation costs. Unfortunately, the number of possible sequential pairs of acoustic units makes such caching prohibitive. However, statistical experiments reveal that while about 85% of the acoustic units are typically used in common speech, less than 1% of the possible sequential pairs of acoustic units occur in practice. A method for constructing an efficient concatenation cost database is provided by synthesizing a large body of speech, identifying the acoustic unit sequential pairs generated and their respective concatenation costs, and storing those concatenation costs likely to occur. By constructing a concatenation cost database in this faction, the processing power required at run-time is greatly reduced with negligible effect on speech quality." The patent application was filed on Nov. 29, 2011 (13/306,157). 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=8,315,872&OS=8,315,872&RS=8,315,872 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** New York University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- New York University, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,315,821) developed by Jasna Brujic, New York, Eric Corwin, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Maxime Clusel, Grenoble, France, for "packing properties of particulate compositions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for determining a packing property of a particulate composition. The method includes: obtaining size information relating to the particulate material; determining neighbor information from the size information; determining contact information from the size information; and determining a packing property from the neighbor information and the contact information, thereby enabling determination of the characteristic properties of the particulate composition. The method can be executed by use of a computer system to execute computer software instructions applied to data obtained on the particulate composition to determine a variety of properties of the particulate composition." The patent application was filed on Jan. 12, 2010 (12/686,036). 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=8,315,821&OS=8,315,821&RS=8,315,821 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Efficient, peer-to-peer CAPTCHA-based Verification and Demand Management for Online Services ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,315,882) developed by four co-inventors for an "efficient, peer-to-peer CAPTCHA-based verification and demand management for online services." The co-inventors are Rajaraman Hariharan, TamilNadu, India, Karthik Subbian, Pondicherry, India, Laura Wynter, Chappaqua, N.Y., and Ramakrishnan Kannan, Bangalore, India.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method configured that may allow performing a human-computer verification including crediting a verified task from a first user to a second user. In additional embodiments, may allow the user to perform a computer operation that require human-computer verification based upon an amount of credits that the user has been provided." The patent application was filed on April 14, 2008 (12/102,384). 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=8,315,882&OS=8,315,882&RS=8,315,882 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Enhancing Investigation of Variability by Inclusion of Similar Objects with Known Differences to the Original Ones ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,315,729) developed by Robert J. Baseman, Brewster, N.Y., Tomasz J. Nowicki, Fort Montgomery, N.Y., and Fateh A. Tipu, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., for an "enhancing investigation of variability by inclusion of similar objects with known differences to the original ones." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method and/or computer program product for analyzing a functionality of at least two manufactured products obtain a first characteristic of a first manufactured product. The system acquires a second characteristic of a second manufactured product. The system identifies a common feature between the first characteristic and the second characteristic. The system identifies a distinguishable feature between the first characteristic and the second characteristic. The system determines a cause of a deviation of a functionality in the first manufactured product or the second manufactured product or both manufactured products based on the identified common feature or the identified distinguishable feature or both features." The patent application was filed on May 6, 2010 (12/775,107). 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=8,315,729&OS=8,315,729&RS=8,315,729 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Interdigital Patent Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Interdigital Patent Holdings, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,315,320) developed by ten co-inventors for an "uplink power headroom reporting for carrier aggregation." The co-inventors are Guodong Zhang, Syosset, N.Y., Erdem Bala, Farmingdale, N.Y., Philip J. Pietraski, Huntington Station, N.Y., Sung-Hyuk Shin, Northvale, N.J., Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Smithtown, N.Y., Joseph S. Levy, Merrick, N.Y., Jin Wang, Princeton, N.J., Peter S. Wang, East Setauket, N.Y., Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Little Neck, N.Y., and John W. Haim, Baldwin, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for reporting power headroom is disclosed. Power headroom may be reported across all carriers (wideband), for a specific carrier, or for a carrier group. The formula used to calculate the power headroom depends on whether the carrier (or a carrier in the carrier group) has a valid uplink grant. If the carrier or carrier group does not have a valid uplink grant, the power headroom may be calculated based on a reference grant. The power headroom is calculated by a wireless transmit/receive unit and is reported to an eNodeB." The patent application was filed on Dec. 3, 2009 (12/630,562). 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=83,15,320.PN.&OS=PN/83,15,320&RS=PN/83,15,320 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,315,264) developed by four co-inventors for a "network system using path health information for path selection." The co-inventors are Kyle R. Moser, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Srikanth Subramanian, Chennai, India, Pedro V. Torres, Austin, Texas, and Venkat Venkatsubra, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A network system employs path health information to select an acceptable path between a source node and destination node within an information handling system (IHS) and/or between a source node within one IHS and a destination node within another IHS. One or more switches may connect these two IHSs together. The network system accesses the path health information to determine the availability of paths for communicating between nodes." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2009 (12/640,564). 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=83,15,264.PN.&OS=PN/83,15,264&RS=PN/83,15,264 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,315,241) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for providing quality of service in wireless networks and sensor networks." The co-inventors are Suresh K. Iyer, Germantown, Md., Scott Charles Evans, Burnt Hills, N.Y., Harold Woodruff Tomlinson Jr., Ballston Spa, N.Y., Budhaditya Deb, Niskayuna, N.Y., Giri Kuthethoor, Boyds, Md., and Ishan P. Weerakoon, Rockville, Md.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus that provides quality of service in wireless or sensor networks is disclosed. The method may include determining a class of service for transmission of one or more messages, adjusting a maximum packet length based on the determined class of service, allocating message time slots based on the determined class of service, setting a guard band size and frequency of resynchronization, and transmitting one or more messages using the adjusted maximum packet length, the allocated message time slots, and the set guard band size and frequency of resynchronization." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2008 (12/059,121). 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=83,15,241.PN.&OS=PN/83,15,241&RS=PN/83,15,241 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Harris Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Harris, Melbourne, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,315,244) developed by John W. Nieto, Rochester, N.Y., and William N. Furman, Fairport, N.Y., for a "wireless communication system with selective preamble synchronization portion and related methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wireless communications device may include a transceiver, a memory configured to store a predetermined set of preamble synchronization portions, each preamble synchronization portion having a different length, and a controller cooperating with the transceiver and the memory. The controller may be configured to receive forward transmission blocks, each forward transmission block having a preamble synchronization portion and a body portion associated therewith. The preamble synchronization portion may include a desired preamble synchronization portion from among the predetermined set of preamble synchronization portions. The controller may be configured to determine and use, for each received forward transmission block, the corresponding preamble synchronization portion from among the predetermined set of preamble synchronization portions." The patent application was filed on June 16, 2010 (12/816,888). 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=83,15,244.PN.&OS=PN/83,15,244&RS=PN/83,15,244 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for System and Method Employing Strategic Communications between a Network Controller and a Security Gateway ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,246) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method employing strategic communications between a network controller and a security gateway." The co-inventors are Kevin Shatzkamer, New York, Anand K. Oswal, Sunnyvale, Calif., Navan Narang, Fremont, Calif., Jayaraman Iyer, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Richard Kyle Forster, San Francisco.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for enhancing functionality of a network. In a specific embodiment, the system employs strategic communications between a network controller and a security gateway. The strategic communications occur via a feedback communications channel between the network controller and the security gateway. The feedback communications channel facilitates transferring security information, such as International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) and other information, between the network controller and the security gateway. The security information may facilitate enabling the SGW to make intelligent decisions as to how to treat a client communications session. In the specific embodiment, the feedback communications channel includes an intervening Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) server that is coupled between the UMA and the network controller." The patent application was filed on May 18, 2006 (11/437,058). 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=83,15,246.PN.&OS=PN/83,15,246&RS=PN/83,15,246 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,315,224) developed by five co-inventors for "methods and systems for reuse of radio resources in medical telemetry networks." The co-inventors are Ralph Thomas Hoctor, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., David Michael Davenport, Niskayuna, N.Y., Neal John Seidl, Pewaukee, Wis., Matthew George Grubis, New Berlin, Wis., and Sahika Genc, Schenectady, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems and computer program products for reusing radio resources in a medical telemetry networks are provided. The method receives at a server, traffic information for a plurality of mobile transceivers, from a plurality of distributed receivers. The method identifies time slot assignments and frequency channel assignments of the plurality of mobile transceivers based on traffic information. The method then updates one or more time slot assignments and/or one or more frequency channel assignments based, at least in part, on traffic information. Finally, the method broadcasts updated instances of the time slot assignments and updated instances of frequency channel assignments." The patent application was filed on Jan. 22, 2010 (12/691,962). 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=83,15,224.PN.&OS=PN/83,15,224&RS=PN/83,15,224 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Futurewei Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Futurewei Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,315,260) developed by four co-inventors for "transport multiplexer-mechanisms to force ethernet traffic from one domain to be switched in a different (external) domain." The co-inventors are T. Benjamin Mack-Crane, Downers Grove, Ill., Linda Dunbar, Plano, Texas, Robert Sultan, Somers, N.Y., and Lucy Yong, McKinney, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A network comprising a switch configured to switch traffic between a plurality of external interfaces via a plurality of virtual interfaces associated with the external interfaces, and wherein the traffic comprises a plurality of external virtual local area network (VLAN) identifiers (VIDs) associated with the external interfaces to select the virtual interfaces. Also disclosed is a network component comprising at least one processor configured to implement a method comprising receiving a frame from a physical port, obtaining an external VID from a VLAN tag in the frame, removing the VLAN tag from the frame, selecting a virtual interface based on the external VID, and delivering the frame to the selected virtual interface." The patent application was filed on Oct. 4, 2011 (13/252,612). 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=83,15,260.PN.&OS=PN/83,15,260&RS=PN/83,15,260 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Telcordia Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Telcordia Technologies, Piscataway, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,315,186) developed by five co-inventors for a "system for extracting and combining information from IP device configurations, inventory systems, and real-time network monitoring." The co-inventors are Rajesh R. Talpade, Madison, N.J., Lisa Bahler, Basking Ridge, N.J., Alice Cheng, Piscataway, N.J., Alexander Poylisher, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Shrirang Gadgil, Eatontown, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The inventive system and method for improving network security, availability, and regulatory compliance, and maximizing a network comprises a network configuration component, a network inventory component, a network monitoring component, and a network assessment component, wherein information is extracted from each of the configuration, inventory, and monitoring components, the extracted information is combined and assessed in the assessment component, and the maximized network is produced using the combined information. In one embodiment, the combined information is stored in a database. In one embodiment, an XML is produced from the extracted inventory information, and this XML is converted to a canonical form." The patent application was filed on Jan. 29, 2009 (12/362,273). 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=8,315,186&OS=8,315,186&RS=8,315,186 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** New York University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- New York University, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,315,686) developed by Rodolfo R. Llinas, New York, and Mutsuyuki Sugimori, New York, for a "cortical electrode array and method for stimulating and recording brain activity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrode device and a method of installing the electrode device in the vicinity of the brain. The electrode device includes a plurality of electrode assemblies, each with at least one electrode lead, extending from a common base. The base is configured to be positioned on an outside of the patient's cranium with each electrode assembly projecting individually through a hole in the patient's cranium such that the electrode lead is in the vicinity of the brain. The method of installation includes carving a recess out of the patient's cranium and inserting the base therein. Each of the electrode assemblies are placed in their respective holes in order to stimulate, monitor or record neurological activity. The electrode device may be used over long periods of time for chronic treatment or recording." The patent application was filed on Jan. 30, 2009 (12/362,805). 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=8,315,686.PN.&OS=PN/8,315,686&RS=PN/8,315,686 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,315,196) developed by four co-inventors for a "method for determining placement of internet taps in wireless neighborhood networks." The co-inventors are Lili Qiu, Bellevue, Wash., Kamal Jain, Bellevue, Wash., Ranveer Chandra, Ithaca, N.Y., and Mohammad Mahdian, Cambridge, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a method for determining the placement of ITAPs in wireless neighborhood networks. The method disclosed provides for efficient integration of multi-hop wireless networks with the Internet by placing ITAPs at strategic locations. Initially the method provides for the formulation of the ITAP placement problem under three wireless models. For each model, methods are developed to efficiently place ITAPs in the networks. The methods aim to minimize the number of required ITAPs while guaranteeing users' bandwidth requirements. Next, a fault tolerance version of the placement method is presented that provides bandwidth guarantees in the presence of failures. Finally the methods are extended to take into account variable traffic demands by developing an approximation algorithm to simultaneously optimize ITAP placement based on demands over multiple periods." The patent application was filed on Feb. 17, 2004 (10/780,262). 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=8,315,196&OS=8,315,196&RS=8,315,196 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,315,139) developed by four co-inventors for "servo structure in single-bit holographic volume recording and readout." The co-inventors are Zhiyuan Ren, Malta, N.Y., Xiaolei Shi, Niskayuna, N.Y., Victor Petrovich Ostroverkhov, Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Xuefeng Wang, Schenectady, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems are provided for recording micro-holograms in a holographic disk. Disk tilting or disk imperfections may cause counter-propagating recording and reference beams to deviate from the target data position in the disk. In some embodiments, a tracking beam is directed to a tracking position in the disk, and deviation of the tracking beam from the tracking position may indicate tracking and/or focusing errors of the recording and/or reference beams. A detector may generate an error signal in response to such errors. A first servo-mechanical system may actuate a first optical head (e.g., transmitting the reference and tracking beams) to compensate for such errors, and a second servo-mechanical system may actuate a second optical head (e.g., transmitting the recording beam) to follow the actuation of the first servo system, such that an interference of the reference beam and the recording beam may be maintained in the target data position." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2010 (12/981,293). 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=8,315,139&OS=8,315,139&RS=8,315,139 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Raytheon Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Raytheon, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,315,472) developed by Ian S. Robinson, Redondo Beach, Calif., and Anthony M. Sommese, Eatons Neck, N.Y., for a "system and method for reducing dimensionality of hyperspectral images." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for reducing dimensionality of hyperspectral images may include receiving a hyperspectral image having a plurality of pixels. A basis vector set including a number of members may then be established, wherein each of the members comprises a basis vector. For each of the plurality of pixels, a spectral vector for the pixel may be read and decomposed with the members of the basis vector set to derive a residual vector for the pixel. A basis vector for the pixel may then be added to the members of the basis vector set if the residual vector for the pixel has a magnitude exceeding a predetermined threshold, and the basis vector set may then be optimized to eliminate one of the members of the basis vector set, whereby the optimized basis vector set includes the number of members. A system configured to perform the method may also be provided." The patent application was filed on May 29, 2009 (12/475,145). 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=8,315,472.PN.&OS=PN/8,315,472&RS=PN/8,315,472 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,315,532) developed by Kenneth J. Brown, Penfield, N.Y., for "reducing background development in electrophotographic printer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Background development in a multi-color electrophotographic printer is reduced. A print job including a plurality of separations is received. Each separation has an image area and a non-image area. A printer is provided, including a development member for supplying toner to a photoreceptor for each separation. A developing and a non-developing zone are determined for each separation, corresponding to the image area and non-image area, respectively. Developer is automatically supplied to the development members, and automatically removed developer from the respective non-developing zone of each development member." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2010 (12/827,168). 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=8,315,532.PN.&OS=PN/8,315,532&RS=PN/8,315,532 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Symbol Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Symbol Technologies, Holtsville, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,315,562) developed by Mark Duron, Patchogue, N.Y., and Richard T. Knadle Jr., Dix Hills, N.Y., for a "method and apparatus for reducing spurious RF signals in RFID reader." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for improving RFID readers includes transmitting an outgoing RF signal to an antenna through a directional device, and generating a demodulated vector signal from an RF signal related to the RF signal received from the receiver. The method also includes setting the impedance of a controllable-variable-reflectance element with control-parameters from a memory circuit. The memory circuit includes a look up table having therein a corresponding relationship between the control-parameters and an error vector related to the demodulated vector signal." The patent application was filed on Aug. 21, 2008 (12/195,478). 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=8,315,562.PN.&OS=PN/8,315,562&RS=PN/8,315,562 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent for Peer-to-peer Voice Over Internet Protocol ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,315,521) developed by five co-inventors for a "peer-to-peer voice over internet protocol." The co-inventors are Stevan H. Leiden, Norwood, Mass., Ayaskant Rath, Brooklyn, N.Y., Yong Liu, Brooklyn, N.Y., Shivendra Panwar, Freehold, N.J., and Keith Ross, New York.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An optical network terminal receives, from a user device associated with the optical network terminal, a call to a called party, and checks a table, which may be locally cached in the optical network terminal, for a network location of another optical network terminal associated with the called party. The device also establishes a connection with another user device associated with the other optical network terminal, based on the network location, and exchanges voice data with the other user device associated with the other optical network terminal via the connection." The patent application was filed on Dec. 16, 2009 (12/639,572). 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=8,315,521.PN.&OS=PN/8,315,521&RS=PN/8,315,521 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent for User Interface for Face Recognition ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,315,463) developed by six co-inventors for a "user interface for face recognition." The co-inventors are Andrew C. Gallagher, Pittsburgh, Alexander C. Loui, Penfield, N.Y., Cathleen D. Cerosaletti, Rochester, N.Y., Stacie L. Hibino, San Jose, Calif., Madirakshi Das, Rochester, N.C., and Peter O. Stubler, Rochester, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of organizing an image collection includes detecting faces in the image collection, extracting features from the detected faces, determining a set of unique faces by analyzing the extracted features, wherein each face in the set of unique faces is believed to be from a different person than the other faces in the set; and displaying the unique faces to a user." The patent application was filed on Nov. 14, 2006 (11/559,544). 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=8,315,463.PN.&OS=PN/8,315,463&RS=PN/8,315,463 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cellco Partnership Assigned Patent for Assisting a User to Store and Place a Call Back to Received International Number ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Cellco Partnership, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,315,613) developed by Iftekhar Rahman, Billerica, Mass., and Kika Konstantinou, New York, for "assisting a user to store and place a call back to received international number." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "When a mobile device receives an incoming call from a telephone number: it identifies a number of digits associated with the telephone number and determines whether the number of digits exceeds a threshold. Upon determining that the number of digits exceeds the threshold, the incoming call is identified as an international call and the telephone number is identified as an international telephone number. The mobile device identifies a reference country from which the international call is originated and stores the international telephone number in association with the reference country in its memory." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2010 (12/889,076). 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=8,315,613.PN.&OS=PN/8,315,613&RS=PN/8,315,613 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Handoff Metric for Multiple Transmission Technologies ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,315,630) developed by Richard Louis Zinser, Niskayuna, N.Y., Michael James Hartman, Clifton Park, N.Y., and John Erik Hershey, Ballston Lake, N.Y., for a "handoff metric for multiple transmission technologies." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided are methods and systems of managing a handoff in a multimedia communication network. Embodiments include estimating the voice quality of a communication route in the network. The voice quality may be estimated by using a total voice quality metric involving subtracting various impairments to the voice signal. Impairments may result from the type of vocoder in a communication route, the error or loss associated with RF links and network links, and delays in the communication route. After subtracting the impairments to obtain the total voice quality metric for the communication route, the total voice quality metric may be compared with a threshold and/or other total voice quality metrics of other communication routes to determine whether and when a handoff should be made." The patent application was filed on March 10, 2010 (12/721,359). 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=8,315,630.PN.&OS=PN/8,315,630&RS=PN/8,315,630 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Corning Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Corning, Corning, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,315,495) developed by six co-inventors for a "large effective area fiber with Ge-free core." The co-inventors are Scott Robertson Bickham, Corning, N.Y., Dana Craig Bookbinder, Corning, N.Y., Ming-Jun Li, Horseheads, N.Y., Snigdharaj Kumar Mishra, Wilmington, N.C., Daniel Aloysius Nolan, Corning, N.Y., and Pushkar Tandon, Painted Post, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to some embodiments an optical waveguide fiber comprises: (i) a Ge free core having an effective area of 90 .mu.m.sup.2 to 160 .mu.m.sup.2, at a 1550 nm wavelength, and .alpha. value 12.ltoreq..alpha..ltoreq.25, said core comprising: (a) a central core region extending radially outwardly from a centerline to a radius 0 .mu.m.ltoreq.r.sub.0.ltoreq.2 .mu.m, and having a relative refractive index percent profile .DELTA..sub.0(r) in % measured relative to pure silica, wherein -0.1%.ltoreq..DELTA..sub.0(r).ltoreq.0.1%, wherein the central core region has a maximum relative refractive index percent, .DELTA..sub.0MAX; (b) a first annular core region surrounding and directly adjacent to the central core region and extending to an outer radius r.sub.1, wherein 4.8 .mu.m.ltoreq.r.sub.1.ltoreq.10 .mu.m, and having a relative refractive index percent profile, .DELTA..sub.1(r) in % measured relative to pure silica, and a minimum relative refractive index, .DELTA..sub.2MIN, and the relative refractive index measured at a radius r=2.5 .mu.m being: -0.15.ltoreq..DELTA..sub.1(r=2.5 .mu.m).ltoreq.0, and .DELTA..sub.0MAX.gtoreq..DELTA..sub.1(r=2.5 .mu.m); (c) a fluorine doped second annular region surrounding and directly adjacent to the first annular core region and extending to a radius 13 .mu.m.ltoreq.r.sub.2.ltoreq.30 .mu.m and having a negative relative refractive index percent profile, .DELTA..sub.2(r) in %, measured relative to pure silica, with a minimum relative refractive index percent .DELTA..sub.2MIN being: .DELTA..sub.2MIN.ltoreq..DELTA..sub.1(r=2.5 .mu.m), and -0.7%.ltoreq..DELTA..sub.2MIN.ltoreq.-0.28%; (ii) a cladding surrounding the core and having a relative refractive index percent .DELTA..sub.c(r) in % measured relative to pure silica, and .DELTA..sub.c(r)=.DELTA..sub.2MIN.+-.0.3%; wherein the relative refractive index profile of the optical fiber is selected to provide attenuation of no more than 0.175 dB/km at the wavelength of 1550 nm." The patent application was filed on Jan. 29, 2010 (12/696,189). 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=8,315,495.PN.&OS=PN/8,315,495&RS=PN/8,315,495 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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