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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Nov. 28)
[November 28, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Nov. 28)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Texas.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,321,247) developed by James E. Trumbly, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Reinier J. Aerdts, Plano, Texas, for a "business level metric for information technology." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, and computer program product for determining a business level metric for assessing the impact of performance degradation of IT components upon the revenue stream of an entity is provided. In one embodiment, the business level metric is determined by determining business functions that comprises a revenue stream for a line of business. Weights are then assigned to each business function, wherein the weights indicate the relative importance of each business function in relation to the other business functions. For each business function, the business processes that enable the completion of a specific business function are determined and weights. For each business process, critical service points for measuring the performance of supporting information technology components for the business process are determined and weights are assigned. The critical service points are then monitored and a partial business level metric raw score is determined." The patent application was filed on April 29, 2003 (10/426,071). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,321,247&OS=8,321,247&RS=8,321,247 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** PROS Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- PROS, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,321,262) developed by Aihong Wen, Houston, and Darius Walczak, The Woodlands, Texas, for a "method and system for generating pricing recommendations." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for optimizing marketing strategies. Various embodiments implement methods which can include generating a plurality of candidate solutions which satisfy pricing rationality constraints. The candidate solutions can be generated when processing resources are available for performing a Monte Carlo algorithm. The candidate solutions can be stored and a master and trade off metric can be selected. Values for these selected metrics can be evaluated (at the candidate solutions) and then input into the approximate efficient frontier algorithm. The algorithm can output an approximate efficient frontier. Users can select any of the efficient solutions on the frontier to obtain associated pricing recommendations by mousing over the efficient frontier. Various metrics associated with the efficient frontier may be updated at about the same time as the master and trade off metrics are selected." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2008 (12/132,772). 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=8,321,262&OS=8,321,262&RS=8,321,262 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (RE43,836) developed by Russell A. Morris, Keller, Texas, and Darrell W. Barabash, Grapevine, Texas, for a "dynamic forward error correction." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A forward error correction (FEC) method is provided including an FEC dynamic central station and a plurality of FEC dynamic remote stations that transmit bearer data and corresponding error correction data therebetween during a plurality of time frames. The error rate of the communication channel is measured and the amount of error correction data transmitted is accordingly and dynamically adjusted, so that the minimum amount of overhead required to effectively transmit the error correction data is used." The patent application was filed on Nov. 5, 2003 (10/703,028). 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=RE43,836&OS=RE43,836&RS=RE43,836 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,321,906) developed by Ahmad C. Ansari, Cedar Park, Texas, for a "method and system for a transcoder." 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 transcoder module having a controller to manage power distribution in the transcoder module from power supplied to an HDMI port of the transcoder module, transcode audio-visual information into a digital compatible format used on an external device. Other embodiments are disclosed." The patent application was filed on Sept. 11, 2008 (12/209,017). 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=8,321,906&OS=8,321,906&RS=8,321,906 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,321,929) developed by Muhammed K. Jaber, Austin, Texas, and Frank Molsberry, Georgetown, Texas, for a "system and method for implementing a one time password at an information handling system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method are provided which substantially reduce the disadvantages and problems associated with previous methods and systems for generating an OTP at an information handling system. An OTP is generated at an information handling system hardware or firmware layer upon detection of a predetermined input trigger, such as a key combination. The OTP is provided for authentication independent of an operating system or applications running on the information handling system." The patent application was filed on March 24, 2008 (12/053,698). 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=8,321,929&OS=8,321,929&RS=8,321,929 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** LeFebvre Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Dale LeFebvre, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, has been assigned a patent (8,321,271) developed by Dale LeFebvre, Dallas, for a "system, method and computer program product for cross-selling in network environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention provide a robust rebate cross-sell network in which business entities, including financial institutions, can make targeted offers, including pre-approved or pre-qualified credit offers, to a desirable consumer utilizing information submitted by the consumer during a rebate redemption process. These business entities may but need not be associated with a rebate-issuing entity (i.e., rebate sponsor) or a rebate processing center which processes rebate claims for the rebate sponsor. In one embodiment, a cross-sell network manager can determine the consumer's identity, look-up the consumer at credit bureau(s), and perform a passive, real-time inquiry. Contingent upon a plurality of factors (e.g., the results of the inquiry or look-up against the pre-approved/qualified customer list, etc.), one or more targeted offers are identified. A Web page can be dynamically generated with the selectively identified offers and presented to the consumer as disbursement options, perhaps after authenticating the consumer's identity." The patent application was filed on Jan. 4, 2012 (13/343,569). 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=8,321,271&OS=8,321,271&RS=8,321,271 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Identity Mediation in Enterprise Service Bus ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,321,909) developed by Dmitriy Fot, Kazakhstan, Germany, Ivan Milman, Austin, Texas, and Martin Oberhofer, Kazakhstan, Germany, for an "identity mediation in enterprise service bus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, and computer usable program product for identity mediation in an enterprise service bus are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A security information is received at the enterprise service bus from a first application executing in a first data processing system. The security information is a part of a request for service from a second application executing in a second data processing system. A part of the security information is identified to be transformed such that the part upon transformation is usable for handling the request by the second application. A security policy applicable to the identified part is selected and the identified part is transformed according to the security policy. The transforming results in a transformed security information. The transformed security information is sent to the second application." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2009 (12/644,072). 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=8,321,909&OS=8,321,909&RS=8,321,909 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Software Flow Tracking Using Multiple Threads ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,321,840) developed by four co-inventors for a "software flow tracking using multiple threads." The co-inventors are Vijayanand Nagarajan, Riverside, Calif., Ho-Seop Kim, Austin, Texas, Youfeng Wu, Palo Alto, Calif., and Rajiv Gupta, Tucson, Ariz.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems and machine readable media are disclosed for performing dynamic information flow tracking. One method includes executing operations of a program with a main thread, and tracking the main thread's execution of the operations of the program with a tracking thread. The method further includes updating, with the tracking thread, a taint value associated with the value of the main thread to reflect whether the value is tainted, and determining, with the tracking thread based upon the taint value, whether use of the value by the main thread violates a specific security policy." The patent application was filed on Dec. 27, 2007 (11/965,271). 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=8,321,840&OS=8,321,840&RS=8,321,840 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Model-based Retargeting of Layout Patterns for Sub-wavelength Photolithography ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,321,818) developed by Kanak B. Agarwal, Austin, Texas, Shayak Banerjee, Austin, Texas, and Sani R. Nassif, Austin, Texas, for a "model-based retargeting of layout patterns for sub-wavelength photolithography." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Mechanism are provided for model-based retargeting of photolithographic layouts. An optical proximity correction is performed on a set of target patterns for a predetermined number of iterations until a counter value exceeds a maximum predetermined number of iterations in order to produce a set of optical proximity correction mask shapes. A set of lithographic contours is generated for each of the set of optical proximity correction mask shapes in response to the counter value exceeding the maximum predetermined number of iterations. A normalized image log slope (NILS) extraction is performed on the set of target shapes and use the set of lithographic contours to produce NILS values. The set of target patterns is modified based on the NILS values in response to the NILS values failing to be within a predetermined limit. The steps are repeated until the NILS values are within the predetermined limit." The patent application was filed on June 26, 2009 (12/492,301). 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=8,321,818&OS=8,321,818&RS=8,321,818 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Advanced Micro Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,321,830) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for providing timing information while designing a multi-cell circuit." The co-inventors are Pete J. Hannan, Austin, Texas, Frank P. Skowronski, Austin, Texas, Jeremy Schreiber, Austin, Texas, Cory P. Krug, Austin, Texas, and Timothy R. Snyder, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus are described for providing timing information to a view placement interactive (VPI) tool user designing a multi-cell circuit. A circuit design comprising a plurality of cells is displayed to the user. Each cell includes a pre-characterized circuit structure. A graphical user interface (GUI) may be used to request a cell placement change, a design connectivity change or a cell type change. The circuit design is modified to implement the requested change, an incremental static timing analysis is performed, and the resulting timing information associated with the requested change is presented on the displayed circuit design. Timing information may be displayed directly on a cell that receives an output from the particular cell, and/or may be displayed adjacent to the particular cell. The timing information may include current and previous frequency slack information associated with each input and output pin of the particular cell." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2010 (12/974,856). 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=8,321,830&OS=8,321,830&RS=8,321,830 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Managing Multiple Virtual World Accounts from a Single Virtual Lobby Interface ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,321,787) developed by five co-inventors for a "managing multiple virtual world accounts from a single virtual lobby interface." The co-inventors are Vittorio Castelli, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Rick A. Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., Brian M. O'Connell, Cary, N.C., Clifford A. Pickover, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Keith R. Walker, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A virtual lobby client automatically interfaces with multiple virtual world instances, each provided by a separate virtual world provider from among multiple virtual world providers, each interfaced with to access a separate virtual world account, to retrieve a separate selection of inventory items from each virtual world account. The virtual lobby client renders an inventory directory index of each separate selection of inventory items within a single lobby interface with at least one selectable option for managing each of the items in the inventory directory from the single lobby interface. The virtual lobby client renders, within the single lobby interface, a separate graphical portal for each virtual account, wherein entry of each of the separate graphical portals triggers the virtual lobby client to automatically open a virtual world specific interface window into a particular virtual world instance provided under the particular virtual world account associated with the entered graphical portal." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2009 (12/494,737). 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=8,321,787&OS=8,321,787&RS=8,321,787 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Scan Architecture and Design Methodology Yielding Significant Reduction in Scan Area and Power Overhead ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,321,730) developed by Talal K. Jaber, Austin, Texas, and David M. Wu, Pflugerville, Texas, for a "scan architecture and design methodology yielding significant reduction in scan area and power overhead." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A scan architecture and design methodology yielding significant reduction in scan area and power overhead is generally presented. In this regard, an apparatus is introduced comprising a plurality of combinatorial logic clouds, scan cells coupled with the combinatorial logic clouds, the scan cells to load test vectors, wherein the scan cells comprise a plurality of first type scan cells and second type scan cells sequentially coupled with separate combinatorial logic cloud outputs, and a first scan clock and a second scan clock, wherein the first scan clock controls the first type scan cells and the second scan clock controls the second type scan cells. Other embodiments are also described and claimed." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2009 (12/648,812). 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=8,321,730&OS=8,321,730&RS=8,321,730 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Validating an Electronic Transaction ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,321,235) developed by Duke G. Monson, McKinney, Texas, and Jianjun Ye, Plano, Texas, for "validating an electronic transaction." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electronic transaction may be processed by receiving an order to execute a transaction electronically, identifying a format for the order, identifying a version of the format, retrieving a metasyntax with a rule related to the identified format and the identified version, the rule defining one or more acceptable arrangements of one or more elements in the transaction, relating the order to the metasyntax, determining whether the order conforms to the metasyntax, and forwarding the order for subsequent processing when the order conforms to the metasyntax." The patent application was filed on Nov. 27, 2002 (10/305,175). 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=8,321,235&OS=8,321,235&RS=8,321,235 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Advanced Micro Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,321,758) developed by John C. Pescatore, Georgetown, Texas, for "data error correction device and methods thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of accessing a memory includes accessing multiple ECC words via a single memory channel. Portions of each ECC word are retrieved from different memory ranks, so that a failure in a memory device at one memory rank is less likely to result in uncorrectable errors in the data segment. By accessing the data segments via a single memory channel, rather than multiple memory channels, the single memory channel can be accessed independently, providing for lower cost memory modules, higher memory bandwidth, and lower power dissipation." The patent application was filed on Aug. 5, 2008 (12/186,135). 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=8,321,758&OS=8,321,758&RS=8,321,758 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Divided Scan Path Segments Maintaining Test Pattern of Stimulus/response Connections ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,321,729) developed by Jayashree Saxena, Richardson, Texas, and Lee D. Whetsel, Parker, Texas, for "divided scan path segments maintaining test pattern of stimulus/response connections." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Scan architectures are commonly used to test digital circuitry in integrated circuits. The present invention describes a method of adapting conventional scan architectures into a low power scan architecture. The low power scan architecture maintains the test time of conventional scan architectures, while requiring significantly less operational power than conventional scan architectures. The low power scan architecture is advantageous to IC/die manufacturers since it allows a larger number of circuits (such as DSP or CPU core circuits) embedded in an IC/die to be tested in parallel without consuming too much power within the IC/die. Since the low power scan architecture reduces test power consumption, it is possible to simultaneously test more die on a wafer than previously possible using conventional scan architectures. This allows wafer test times to be reduced which reduces the manufacturing cost of each die on the wafer." The patent application was filed on April 21, 2011 (13/091,760). 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=8,321,729&OS=8,321,729&RS=8,321,729 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Generating Speech-enabled User Interfaces ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,321,226) developed by Charles E. Bess, McKinney, Texas, and Chandra H. Kamalakantha, Plano, Texas, for "generating speech-enabled user interfaces." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for automatically creating a speech-based user interface involve identifying a software service definition that includes service inputs, service outputs, and context data and accessing a standard user interface incorporating the service input and output. The standard user interface defines a set of valid inputs for the service input and a set of available outputs, at least one of which based on the context data. Audio data is associated with at least some of the inputs in the set of valid inputs to define a set of valid speech inputs. A speech-based user interface is automatically generated from the standard user interface and the set of valid speech inputs." The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2008 (12/188,828). 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=8,321,226&OS=8,321,226&RS=8,321,226 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for TAP with Serial I/O Coupled to TCK ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,321,728) developed by Lee D. Whetsel, Parker, Texas, for a "TAP with serial I/O coupled to TCK." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus of using the JTAG TAP's TMS and TCK terminals as a general purpose serial Input/Output (I/O) bus. According to the present disclosure, the TAP's TMS terminal is used as a clock signal and the TCK terminal is used as a bidirectional data signal to allow serial communication to occur between; (1) an IC and an external controller, (2) between a first and second IC, or (3) between a first and second core circuit within an IC." The patent application was filed on Jan. 24, 2012 (13/357,089). 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=8,321,728&OS=8,321,728&RS=8,321,728 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Computing System with Optimized Support for Transactional Memory ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,321,637) developed by Richard I. Baum, Austin, Texas, and Thomas J. Heller Jr., Rhinebeck, N.Y., for a "computing system with optimized support for transactional memory." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computing system processes memory transactions for parallel processing of multiple threads of execution by support of which an application need not be aware. The computing system transactional memory support provides a Transaction Table in memory and a method of fast detection, of potential conflicts between multiple transactions. Special instructions may mark the boundaries of a transaction and identify memory locations applicable to a transaction. A `private to transaction` (PTRAN) tag, directly addressable as part of the main data storage memory location, enables a quick detection of potential conflicts with other transactions that are concurrently executing on another thread of said computing system. The tag indicates whether (or not) a data entry in memory is part of a speculative memory state of an uncommitted transaction that is currently active in the system." The patent application was filed on May 14, 2007 (11/748,044). 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=83,21,637.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,637&RS=PN/83,21,637 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Certificate Renewal Using Secure Handshake ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,321,662) developed by Kristin Marie Hazlewood, Austin, Texas, and Annemarie Rose Fitterer, Austin, Texas, for a "certificate renewal using secure handshake." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, and computer usable program product for certificate renewal using a secure handshake are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A determination is made, forming an expiration determination, whether a validity period associated with a certificate ends within a predetermined period from a time of receiving the certificate. If the expiration determination is true, a holder of the certificate is notified about the expiration. The holder may be an application executing in a data processing system or the data processing system itself. A new certificate is requested on behalf of the holder. The requested new certificate is received. The new certificate is sent to the holder of the certificate over a network." The patent application was filed on May 8, 2008 (12/117,031). 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=83,21,662.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,662&RS=PN/83,21,662 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent for System and Method for Enabling Interchangeable Dedicated Management Network Interface Card Access via Fabric Controller ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,321,616) developed by Timothy M. Lambert, Austin, Texas, and Shawn Joel Dube, Austin, Texas, for a "system and method for enabling interchangeable dedicated management network interface card access via fabric controller." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to providing dedicated network interface card access are provided. An information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, a non-dedicated network interface communicatively coupled to the processor, a dedicated network interface, and a baseboard management controller. The non-dedicated network interface may have a first sideband interface. The dedicated network interface may have a second sideband interface communicatively coupled to the first sideband interface. The baseboard management controller may be communicatively coupled to the second sideband interface." The patent application was filed on Aug. 12, 2009 (12/540,147). 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=83,21,616.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,616&RS=PN/83,21,616 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Advanced Micro Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,321,705) developed by Sanjiv K. Lakhanpal, Austin, Texas, and Peter T. Hardman, Kyle, Texas, for a "dynamic table look-up based voltage regulator control." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique for dynamically controlling microprocessor power plane voltage levels includes storing in a memory on a voltage regulator voltage control identifiers in a table accessible according to performance state. In at least one embodiment of the invention, a method includes transitioning a voltage output of a voltage regulator to a next voltage level associated with a next performance state of a processor coupled to the voltage regulator based on a performance state indicator received from the processor and a corresponding entry of a performance state table. In at least one embodiment, the method includes loading performance state table entries into a storage device on the voltage regulator circuit." The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2009 (12/577,815). 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=83,21,705.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,705&RS=PN/83,21,705 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent for System and Method for BIOS and Controller Communication ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,321,657) developed by Alok Pant, Cedar Park, Texas, James Walker, Cedar Park, Texas, and Loren Fredlund, Austin, Texas, for a "system and method for BIOS and controller communication." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for BIOS and controller communication. An information handling system comprises a central processing unit coupled to a memory. The memory further comprises a BIOS. The information handling system further comprises a controller coupled to a nonvolatile memory, and a register coupled to the central processing unit and the controller. The controller is operable to initialize communication with the BIOS, and service commands from the BIOS. The central processing unit is operable to initialize communication with the controller, and send commands to the controller. A method for communication between a BIOS and a controller in an information handling system comprises initializing communication between the BIOS and the controller. The method further comprises encrypting a command using a key by the BIOS, and sending the command to the controller. The controller processes the command, and the BIOS receives the result." The patent application was filed on Oct. 16, 2009 (12/580,410). 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=83,21,657.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,657&RS=PN/83,21,657 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Standard Microsystems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Standard Microsystems, Hauppauge, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,321,700) developed by Atish Ghosh, Austin, Texas, and Hans Magnusson, Austin, Texas, for "using a single terminal for a power enable output signal and detecting an over-current condition." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A power controller for a peripheral bus interface. A peripheral bus power controller includes a first terminal, a second terminal coupled to receive an power enable input signal from a host controller, and a third terminal coupled to provide an over-current output signal indicative of an over-current condition to the host controller. The peripheral bus power controller further includes an enable circuit configured to assert a power enable output signal on the first terminal responsive to receiving the power enable input signal and a first buffer configured to provide the over-current output signal to the host controller responsive to the power controller detecting the over-current condition on the first terminal." The patent application was filed on Dec. 9, 2011 (13/315,868). 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=83,21,700.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,700&RS=PN/83,21,700 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Server Resource Allocation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,321,569) developed by four co-inventors for a server resource allocation. The co-inventors are Adekunle Bello, Pflugerville, Texas, Douglas Griffith, Austin, Texas, Somasundaram Krishnasamy, Austin, Texas, and Aruna Yedavilli, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, programmed medium and system are disclosed which provide for end-to-end QoS for a set of processes that comprise a workload over nfs. A set of processes that comprise a workload such as the processes of a WPAR, or an entire LPAR are given a class designation and assigned priority/limits. The data are then passed to the server which allocates resources based on the sum total of all the current classes and their priorities and/or limits. This requires re-engineering the nfs client code to be workload-aware and the nfs server code to accommodate the resource allocation and prioritization needs of the nfs clients." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2009 (12/640,268). 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=83,21,569.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,569&RS=PN/83,21,569 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Half.com Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Half.com, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,321,496) developed by David J. Wilson, Austin, Texas, for a "user evaluation of content on distributed communication network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for identifying and sorting items of content, such as product/service reviews in a database coupled to a distributed communication network such as the Internet. Content from the database is displayed on a client display connected to the database over the network. An interactive element associated with the displayed content item is provided on the client display, which a user clicks to indicate that the user has found the displayed item helpful (such as in determining whether or not to purchase or to use a product/service in the case of a displayed product or service review). The database keeps track of the number of indications and stores the number as a count of the number of indications for the content. The number of indications associated with an item of content on the client display is then displayed together with the content. A client may sort content items according to the number of indications received." The patent application was filed on Dec. 7, 2000 (09/731,019). 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=83,21,496.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,496&RS=PN/83,21,496 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** BMC Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- BMC Software, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,321,480) developed by David Albert Smith, Katy, Texas, for a "full-function to high availability large database conversion." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods and computer readable medium for migrating Information Management System (IMS) Full-Function databases to IMS High Availability Large Databases (HALDBs) are described. Full Function database conversion operations in accordance with this disclosure assign a unique identifier to each segment having a physically paired logically related child segment. These unique identifiers may then be used during HALDB load operations to identify a segment's physically paired logically related segment. Use of the disclosed unique identifiers permit Full Function database conversion operations to avoid the input-output (I/O) and compare operations needed by prior art unload techniques to completely identify physically paired logically related segments." The patent application was filed on Nov. 24, 2010 (12/954,085). 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=83,21,480.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,480&RS=PN/83,21,480 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent for System and Method for Management of Remotely Shared Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,321,522) developed by Jacob Cherian, Austin, Texas, and Kevin Marks, Round Rock, Texas, for a "system and method for management of remotely shared data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for reducing latency on a remotely-booted information handling system are disclosed. A method for access and management of remote data may include receiving from a host a standard input-output instruction including a persistent image update (PIU) parameter indicating a request by the host to access a shared computer-readable medium storing an image shared by the host and one or more other hosts. The method may further include determining a value of the PIU parameter and determining whether to allow the host to access the shared computer readable medium based at least on the value of the PIU parameter." The patent application was filed on March 23, 2011 (13/069,858). 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=83,21,522.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,522&RS=PN/83,21,522 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** National Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- National Semiconductor, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,321,489) developed by Roman Staszewski, McKinney, Texas, Robert B. Staszewski, Garland, Texas, and Fuqiang Shi, Allen, Texas, for a "software reconfigurable digital phase lock loop architecture." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel and useful apparatus for and method of software based phase locked loop (PLL). The software based PLL incorporates a reconfigurable calculation unit (RCU) that is optimized and programmed to sequentially perform all the atomic operations of a PLL or any other desired task in a time sharing manner. An application specific instruction-set processor (ASIP) incorporating the RCU includes an instruction set whose instructions are optimized to perform the atomic operations of a PLL. The RCU is clocked at a fast enough processor clock rate to insure that all PLL atomic operations are performed within a single PLL reference clock cycle." The patent application was filed on Sept. 11, 2007 (11/853,575). 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=83,21,489.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,489&RS=PN/83,21,489 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Caldvor Acquisitions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Caldvor Acquisitions, Dover, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,321,468) developed by five co-inventors for a web-based asset management. The co-inventors are Shawn Thomas, Austin, Texas, Gregory Gray, Austin, Texas, Michael Woodfin, Austin, Texas, Warner Mizell, Austin, Texas, and Brian Thomas, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The method and system of the present invention provides an improved technique for replacing, implementing and managing computer-related assets. A technician accesses the World Wide Web through a user's computer. The information resident on the computer, including information regarding the computer and the user's preferences, are downloaded to a remote storage medium through the World Wide Web. Once downloaded, all information may be removed from the user's computer. Subsequently, the technician accesses another computer such as, for example, a new computer that has been assigned to the same user. The technician accesses the World Wide Web through the new computer and downloads the information previously stored on the remote storage medium. This information can then be used to install the user's prior applications, settings and preferences on the new computer." The patent application was filed on Oct. 29, 2010 (12/916,410). 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=83,21,468.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,468&RS=PN/83,21,468 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Tekelec Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Tekelec, Morrisville, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,321,592) developed by four co-inventors for "methods, systems, and computer readable media for generating and using statelessly reversible representations of session initiation protocol (SIP) information by SIP cluster entities." The co-inventors are Adam B. Roach, Dallas, Ben A. Campbell, Irving, Texas, Robert J. Sparks, Plano, Texas, and Ajay P. Deo, Lewisville, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The subject matter described herein relates to methods, systems, and computer readable media for generating and using statelessly reversible representations of SIP information by SIP cluster entities. One method includes, at a first SIP cluster entity, receiving a first SIP message including SIP information. The method further includes generating a second SIP message including a statelessly reversible representation of the SIP information. The method further includes transmitting, to a SIP entity that is not a member of the cluster to which the first SIP entity belongs, the second SIP message with the statelessly reversible representation and information for reaching the cluster." The patent application was filed on Dec. 14, 2009 (12/637,572). 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=83,21,592.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,592&RS=PN/83,21,592 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Automatic Web Service Discovery and Information Retrieval Via Data Abstraction Model ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,321,451) developed by four co-inventors for an "automatic web service discovery and information retrieval via data abstraction model." The co-inventors are Richard D. Dettinger, Rochester, Minn., Frederick A. Kulack, Rochester, Minn., Kevin G. Paterson, San Antonio, and Shannon E. Wenzel, Colby, Wis.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method includes receiving a selection of a particular logical field via a database query interface. The method includes querying a discovery registry associated with a data abstraction model of a database to discover one or more web services that are resolvable based on the particular logical field. The data abstraction model includes a plurality of logical fields, where each logical field corresponds to a particular data structure of the database. A web service input and a web service output of a particular discovered web service are associated with particular logical fields of the data abstraction model via the discovery registry. The method further includes automatically initiating execution of the discovered web services and displaying one or more values resulting from execution of the discovered web services." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2010 (12/771,535). 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=83,21,451.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,451&RS=PN/83,21,451 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** United Services Automobile Association Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- United Services Automobile Association, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,321,423) developed by four co-inventors for "systems and methods for sharing data from web accessed calculators." The co-inventors are Mason Eubank, Boston, Nikolay Eshkenazi, San Antonio, Neff Karl Hudson, San Antonio, and Michael Wayne Lester, San Antonio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of sharing user data with a plurality of web-based financial calculators includes obtaining a user request for a selected web-based financial calculator from the plurality of web-based financial calculators and identifying at least one input data element required by the selected web-based financial calculator. The method also includes searching a relational database, storing data shared by the plurality of web-based financial calculators, for the at least one identified input data element and determining whether there are any values in the relational database for the at least one identified input data element that are associated with the user. The method further includes populating the at least one identified input data element in the selected web-based financial calculator with a value associated with the user for the at least one identified input data element and providing the selected web-based financial calculator to the user." The patent application was filed on Dec. 19, 2011 (13/330,544). 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=83,21,423.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,423&RS=PN/83,21,423 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Wellogix Technology Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Wellogix Technology Licensing, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,321,313) developed by Jeffrey A. Livesay, Houston, Robert Bodnar, Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Thomas A. Lopus, Spring, Texas, for a "method and process for providing relevant data, comparing proposal alternatives, and reconciling proposals, invoices, and purchase orders with actual costs in a workflow process." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a process and system for matching buyers and sellers of either goods or services, or goods and services for a project. The invention enables a buyer to specify a project in terms of physical, functional, temporal, financial, and transactional parameters that can be automatically converted, by the present invention, into at least one request for either goods or services, or goods and services to perform work related to the project. The requests are suitably provided to at least one seller. Upon receiving a request, the seller may submit a response to the request, as desired. The invention provides a forum for the negotiation of any agreements and the formation of contracts to provide the requested, or alternative goods or services, or goods and services, as well as reconciliation of purchase orders, actual field costs, and invoices." The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2007 (11/981,095). 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=83,21,313.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,313&RS=PN/83,21,313 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,321,446) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system to combine keyword results and natural language search results." The co-inventors are Gregory W. Edwards, Austin, Texas, Jeffrey Michael Niemeyer, O'Fallon, Ill., Mary C. Miller, Plano, Texas, and Yongmei Jia, Chicago.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A search query is received from a single input field of a user interface. A keyword search is performed based on the search query to generate keyword search results. A natural language search is performed of a frequently-asked question (FAQ) database based on the search query to generate FAQ search results. The keyword search results and the FAQ search results are combined in a display page." The patent application was filed on Dec. 12, 2009 (12/636,716). 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=83,21,446.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,446&RS=PN/83,21,446 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Marriott International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Marriott International, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,321,286) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for measuring revenue performance for a lodging establishment." The co-inventors are William McDaniel, Columbia, Md., Tim Tenca, Germantown, Md., Prashant Dave, Bethesda, Md., and David Nehme, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatuses for calculating an optimal revenue total yield for both sleeping and function space in a hospitality establishment for a set of demand that includes both group and transient demands. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the revenue optimization problem is characterized as a mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) problem and solved using MILP techniques. Preferably, a small value is assigned to the "cost" of a room upgrade and the cost of room upgrades are included in the revenue function to be optimized. In some embodiments of the invention, the actual revenue yield is compared to the optimum revenue yield." The patent application was filed on Feb. 4, 2004 (10/770,502). 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=83,21,286.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,286&RS=PN/83,21,286 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Bazaarvoice Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Bazaarvoice, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,321,300) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system for distribution of user generated content." The co-inventors are Chad Bockius, Austin, Texas, Brantley Barton, Austin, Texas, Andrew Maag, Austin, Texas, and Sam Decker, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for distributing user-generated content are disclosed. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention may allow content to be generated by a user at a manufacturer's site with respect to a corresponding product and this content distributed to one or more retailers who sell that product such that the user-generated content may be incorporated into the retailer's site or brick and mortar location in conjunction with that product to allow consumers shopping at that retailer to access or view such user-generated content." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2008 (12/243,679). 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=83,21,300.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,300&RS=PN/83,21,300 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Experian Information Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Experian Information Solutions, Costa Mesa, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,321,334) developed by Adam T. Kornegay, McKinney, Texas, Matthew R. Schwab, McKinney, Texas, and Marcos C. De Almeida, Allen, Texas, for a credit score simulation.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are described that simulate a credit score. The system enables a user to modify a credit data element in order to determine its effect on a credit score. The user can modify the element directly or simulate an action that, if performed, would modify the element. Since the number of possible modifications and actions can be overwhelming, in one embodiment, the system suggests modifications and actions to be simulated. These suggestions can be tailored to a user's goal, such as increasing a credit score by a particular number of points or allocating a particular sum of money in order to maximize a credit score. In one embodiment, the system obtains credit data from multiple credit bureaus and can determine credit scores using different algorithms, such as the different algorithms used by the different credit bureaus." The patent application was filed on March 4, 2011 (13/041,274). 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=83,21,334.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,334&RS=PN/83,21,334 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** University of Texas System Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- The University of Texas System, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,321,284) developed by eight co-inventors for a "system, method, and program product for delivering medical services from a remote location." The co-inventors are Leon M. Clements, League City, Texas, Jason Calhoun, Columbia, Mo., Glenn G. Hammack, Houston, Oscar Boultinghouse, Friendswood, Texas, Kaye S. Cloutier, Nassau Bay, Texas, Michael J. Davis, Bellaire, Texas, William Whipkey, Houston, and Oliver M. Black, Galveston, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, program product, and methods related to enhanced medical services delivery to geographically distributed patient populations by remotely located physicians are provided. An embodiment of the system includes a remote medical services server, a plurality of patient electronic medical records stored in the memory of the remote medical services server, and a remote medical services program product stored in the memory of the remote medical services server adapted to access the plurality of patient electronic medical records to thereby allow display of and data entry in a selected patient electronic medical record. A patient medical service delivery station captures patient video images and displays remote physician video images. A remote physician medical service delivery suite in communication with the patient medical service delivery station through the communications network captures remote physician video images and displays patient video images and patient electronic medical records, to allow the remote physician to perform remote patient medical service delivery." The patent application was filed on March 18, 2011 (13/051,675). 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=83,21,284.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,284&RS=PN/83,21,284 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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