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

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

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Configuring an Adaptive Input Device with Selected Graphical Images ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,810) developed by R. Siegfried Heintze, Bellevue, Wash., for "configuring an adaptive input device with selected graphical images." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One exemplary system for configuring an adaptive input device includes a display and an adaptive input device having a plurality of depressible buttons. The system also includes a computing device operatively coupled to the display and the adaptive input device. The computing device includes a menu module to display a plurality of graphical images on the display, each graphical image associated with a computing function. The computing device also includes a detection module to detect a selected graphical image, from the plurality of graphical images, for display on a depressible button of the adaptive input device. The computing device also includes a presentation module to visually present the selected graphical image on the depressible button." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2009 (12/433,790). 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=8,321,810&OS=8,321,810&RS=8,321,810 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Service Architecture Based Metric Views ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,805) developed by Ian Tien, Seattle, Corey Hulen, Sammamish, Wash., and Chen-I. Lim, Bellevue, Wash., for "service architecture based metric views." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Scorecard associated content is provided to limited user interfaces of desktop visualization applications on a user's computing device (e.g. a mobile computing device, an ultra-mobile computing device, a personal digital assistant, an in-car computing system, and a tablet computing device) for delivery of personalized and scalable metrics. Users are enabled to set up personalized metric views based on predefined or user-defined desktop visualization applications employing indicators, partial report views, audio, video, and the like. Data delivery attributes from local or remote data sources can be set for deployment of the desktop visualization applications in a service based architecture. Computing device visualization applications may also be used to activate local or remote applications for various scorecard operations." The patent application was filed on Jan. 30, 2007 (11/668,520). 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=8,321,805&OS=8,321,805&RS=8,321,805 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Virtualized Storage Assignment Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,878) developed by Jacob Oshins, Seattle, for a "virtualized storage assignment method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various aspects are disclosed for building a device driver stack in a virtual machine partition that does not physically control the device represented by the stack. In an embodiment, a secondary interface and driver for an I/O device may be instantiated. Information from an I/O virtualization layer describing the devices that the associated driver may control may be requested. A multi-path redirection layer may provide a handle to an existing stack that includes a driver for the I/O device. This existing stack may then be used to communicate with the device and allow the creation of a new stack including an object representing the device and a new driver for the device. The multi-path redirection layer may then open a handle to the new stack and inform the device virtualization layer, which may then ask the existing device interface to relinquish control of the device to the newly created interface." The patent application was filed on Oct. 9, 2008 (12/248,299). 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=8,321,878&OS=8,321,878&RS=8,321,878 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Late Bound Programmatic Assistance ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,836) developed by Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Mercer Island, Wash., Amanda Silver, Seattle, and Paul A. Vick, Seattle, for a "late bound programmatic assistance." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Programmatic assistance is provided for dynamic typing within an integrated development environment (IDE). Types associated with late bound constructs can be inferred from static information and/or determined from design time execution. Assistance can then be provided as a function of a precise and/or speculative type. Furthermore, dynamic type assistance can be employed in conjunction with static type assistance to facilitate development of a program that supports both late and early binding, for example." The patent application was filed on June 21, 2007 (11/766,347). 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=8,321,836&OS=8,321,836&RS=8,321,836 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Areva T & D Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Areva T & D, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,804) developed by six co-inventors for "methods for assessing reliability of a utility company's power system." The co-inventors are Gennaro Castelli, Bothell, Wash., Michael Hackett, Kirkland, Wash., Michael Quinn Howard, Bothell, Wash., Lawrence Edmund Jones, Washington, HuiChu Su Shung, Bellevue, Wash., and Heath Daniel Brand, Sammamish, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods are provided for assessing reliability of a power system of a utility company. At least one main overview display is obtained. Violation markers are displayed on the one main overview display. A monitored elements tab is updated with a list of monitored elements." The patent application was filed on June 13, 2008 (12/139,194). 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=8,321,804&OS=8,321,804&RS=8,321,804 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,321,931) developed by Vincent J. Zimmer, Federal Way, Wash., and Jiewen Yao, Shanghai, China, for a "method and apparatus for sequential hypervisor invocation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In some embodiments, the invention involves a system and method for invoking a series of hypervisors on a platform. A hardware-based secure boot of a chained series of virtual machines throughout the life of the pre-operating system (OS) firmware/BIOS/loader/option ROM execution, with component-wise isolation of the pre-extensible firmware interface (PEI) and driver execution environment (DXE) cores is utilized. In an embodiment, a Cache-As-RAM (CAR) based hypervisor, executing directly from Flash memory manages sequential invocation of a next hypervisor. Other embodiments are described and claimed." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2008 (12/059,977). 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=8,321,931&OS=8,321,931&RS=8,321,931 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Network Aware Firewall ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,927) developed by Rajesh K. Dadhia , Redmond, Wash., Fabien J. Royer, Redmond, Wash., and Pradeep Bahl, Redmond, Wash., for a network aware firewall.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Among other things, one or more systems and/or methods for a network aware firewall are disclosed. A method comprises accessing a first network connection from a client computer system and determining whether the first network connection is a first network type or a second network type. The method further comprises dynamically modifying security parameters associated with a firewall local to the client computer system in response to determining whether the network connection is the first network type or the second network type." The patent application was filed on Jan. 21, 2011 (13/011,517). 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=8,321,927&OS=8,321,927&RS=8,321,927 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Intelligent Context Migration for User Mode Scheduling ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,874) developed by four co-inventors for an "intelligent context migration for user mode scheduling." The co-inventors are Ajith Jayamohan, Redmond, Wash., Arun U. Kishan, Bellevue, Wash., Dave Probert, Woodinville, Wash., and Pedro Teixeira, Redmond, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Performing directed switches between user mode schedulable (UMS) threads and primary threads enable proper execution of the UMS threads. A primary thread user portion is switched to a UMS thread user portion so that the UMS thread user portion is executed in user mode via the primary thread user portion. The primary thread is then transferred into kernel mode via an implicit switch. A kernel portion of the UMS thread is then executed in kernel mode using the context information of a primary thread kernel portion." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2008 (12/242,566). 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=8,321,874&OS=8,321,874&RS=8,321,874 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Type and Property Definition Support for Software ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,853) developed by Jeffrey R. Currier, Issaquah, Wash., and Alexander W. DeNeui, Seattle, for a "type and property definition support for software." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to type and property definition support for software. In aspects, new types can be added to an application model after the software has been created without changing the software. After software is created and embodied in computer code, a new type definition may be received by a user type service. The user type service may then place the new type definition in a data store in which other types native to the software are located. The software may then use the new type definitions and properties associated therewith in queries and in user interfaces provided by the software." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2007 (11/801,811). 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=8,321,853&OS=8,321,853&RS=8,321,853 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,321,925) developed by Cyrus J. Durgin, Seattle, Pratik S. Dave, New York City, N.Y., and Eric J. Martin, Bainbridge Island, Wash., for a "distributed encryption key management." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Secure information is managed for each host or machine in an electronic environment using a series of key identifiers that each represent one or more secure keys, passwords, or other secure information. Applications and services needing access to the secure information can specify the key identifier, for example, and the secure information currently associated with that identifier can be determined without any change to the code or manual input or exposure of the secure information on the respective device. Functionality such as encryption key management and rotation are inaccessible and transparent to the user. In a networked or distributed environment, the key identifiers can be associated with host classes such that at startup any host in a class can obtain the necessary secure information. Updates and key rotation can be performed in a similar fashion by pushing updates to host classes transparent to a user, application, or service." The patent application was filed on Feb. 17, 2009 (12/372,609). 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=8,321,925&OS=8,321,925&RS=8,321,925 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Tranxition Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Tranxition, Portland, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,321,843) developed by five co-inventors for "automatic analysis of an application's run-time settings." The co-inventors are Mats E. Lanner, Portland, Ore., Christopher L. Gassib, Portland, Ore., Eric M. Haddan, Camas, Wash., Laurie A. Hannon, Hillsboro, Ore., and Shawn M. Hempel, Newburg, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for automatic analysis of an application's runtime configuration settings is provided. The configuration processing system includes a monitoring component and an analysis component. The monitoring component observes requests for configuration information stored in configuration data stores of a monitored device. For example, the monitoring component may observe requests directed to the configuration data stores when an application starts, during runtime, and when the application exits. The monitoring component may record the observed requests in a file or data structure that may be accessed by or sent to the analysis component. Based on the observed requests of an application, the analysis component automatically identifies a reduced set of configuration settings which likely correspond to user-specific configuration settings used by the application. The configuration processing system may include a post-analysis component that displays the reduced set of configuration settings to a user for review, manual analysis, and/or verification." The patent application was filed on Feb. 9, 2009 (12/367,718). 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=8,321,843&OS=8,321,843&RS=8,321,843 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Abstracting Test Cases from Application Program Interfaces ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,839) developed by eight co-inventors for "abstracting test cases from application program interfaces." The co-inventors are Justin A. Slone, Seattle, Ashwin S. Needamangala, Redmond, Wash., Mariyan D. Fransazov, Redmond, Wash., Herman Widjaja, Issaquah, Wash., Andy M.K. Cheng, Redmond, Wash., Dimitar K. Popov, Redmond, Wash., Elliot W. Kirk, Bellevue, Wash., and Patrick T. O'Brien, Kirkland, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various embodiments provide a testing infrastructure that abstracts test cases from APIs in a manner that allows for round tripping between production and consumption and APIs." The patent application was filed on May 12, 2008 (12/118,755). 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=8,321,839&OS=8,321,839&RS=8,321,839 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Compact Syntax for Data Scripting Language ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,833) developed by eight co-inventors for a "compact syntax for data scripting language." The co-inventors are David E. Langworthy, Kirkland, Wash., Bradford H. Lovering, Seattle, Donald F. Box, Yarrow Point, Wash., Giovanni M. Della-Libera, Seattle, Jeffrey S. Pinkston, Draper, Utah, Jeffrey C. Schlimmer, Bellevue, Wash., John D. Doty, Seattle, and John L. Hamby, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The subject disclosure relates to a syntax for a scripting language that allows data intensive applications to be written in a compact, human friendly, textual format. The scripting language can be a declarative programming language, such as the "D" programming language, which is well suited to the authoring of data intensive programs. A compact query syntax is provided for D that simplifies the expression of complex and data intensive programs. In another non-limiting aspect, conventional operator precedence is modified to accommodate the compact syntax and other unique features of a general purpose declarative programming language." The patent application was filed on Oct. 3, 2008 (12/244,949). 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=8,321,833&OS=8,321,833&RS=8,321,833 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Frontline Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Frontline Technologies, Exton, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,321,254) developed by Charles E. Bernasconi, Mulkilteo, Wash., and Shannon Wainright, Bellevue, Wash., for a "notification of employees via pass code accessed web pages." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is an Internet-based database system and method (ASP), that enables school districts and temporary employment agencies to automate the dispatching (24/7) of pre-qualified substitute/temporary personnel to specified school/work site locations for specific absent employees/job openings. The system includes a profile database of permanent and substitute (temporary) employees, positions, skills, working dates/shifts, rates of pay, work sites, lesson plans/comments, reasons for absence and corresponding budget codes. Approved substitute/temporary employees may access the database using a multi-level access and secure logon code through their Internet-based browser device. The software filters job/position information to match specific job openings to the skills, qualifications (certification), preferences and availability of the substitute/temporary employee/s. As job openings (absences) are entered into the system by employees, the school district or employment agency, job details are immediately available through Internet "distributed technology" to all appropriate substitute/temporary employees through their web browser device." The patent application was filed on April 29, 2011 (13/097,740). 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=8,321,254&OS=8,321,254&RS=8,321,254 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for User Interface Pane for an Interactive Chart ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,781) developed by Kirstin M. Tolle, Redmond, Wash., for an "user interface pane for an interactive chart." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Configuration of an interactive chart is performed by user interactions with a user interface in a satellite pane, which is distinct from a chart pane used to display the data fields present on an interactive chart. Upon entry of a configuration selection, a query is executed to retrieve data to be displayed by the interactive chart." The patent application was filed on Feb. 8, 2007 (11/672,835). 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=8,321,781&OS=8,321,781&RS=8,321,781 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Efficient In-band Reliability with Separate Cyclic Redundancy Code Frames ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,321,778) developed by Kuljit Bains, Olympia, Wash., for "efficient in-band reliability with separate cyclic redundancy code frames." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to systems, methods, and apparatuses for efficient in-band reliability with separate cyclic redundancy code (CRC) frames. In some embodiments, a memory system uses data frames to transfer data between a host and a memory device. The system also uses a separate frame (e.g., a CRC frame) to transfer a CRC checksum that covers the data frames." The patent application was filed on June 16, 2008 (12/139,610). 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=8,321,778&OS=8,321,778&RS=8,321,778 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Next IT Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Next IT, Spokane, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,958) developed by Samuel Fleming, Spokane, Wash., and Richard T. Weeks, Spokane, Wash., for a "detecting presence of a subject string in a target string and security event qualification based on prior behavior by an end user of a computer system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A software-based security agent that hooks into the operating system of a computer device in order to continuously audit the behavior and conduct of the end user of the computer device. The detected actions of the end user can be stored in a queue or log file that can be continuously monitored to detect patterns of behavior that may constitute a policy violation and/or security risk. When a pattern of behavior that may constitute a policy violation and/or security risk is detected, an event may be triggered. A frequency vector string matching algorithm also is disclosed. The frequency vector string matching algorithm may be used to detect the presence or partial presence of subject strings within a target string of alphanumeric characters. The frequency vector string matching algorithm could be used to detect typos in stored computer records or to search for records based on partial information. In addition, the frequency vector string matching algorithm could be used to search communications for sensitive information that has been manipulated, obscured, or partially elided. In addition, an anomaly analysis is disclosed for comparing behavior patterns of one user against the behavior patterns of other users to detect anomalous behaviors." The patent application was filed on July 29, 2009 (12/511,307). 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=8,321,958&OS=8,321,958&RS=8,321,958 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent for Control of Access to Mass Storage System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,321,915) developed by four co-inventors for a "control of access to mass storage system." The co-inventors are Guido Enrico Bartolucci, Seattle, Manikandan Thangarathnam, Tamil Nadu, India, Ryan J. Snodgrass, Kirkland, Wash., and Sriram Narasimhan, Chennai, India.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are various systems, methods, and other embodiments for the control of access to a mass storage system. In one example, a plurality of buckets are maintained in mass storage system, each of the buckets being employed to store at least one data file. In a server, a use of the buckets by a plurality of entities that use a plurality of clients is facilitated for the storage of a plurality of files over a public network. The use of one of the buckets by the one of the entities is restricted to a namespace." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2008 (12/059,633). 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=8,321,915&OS=8,321,915&RS=8,321,915 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Rich Conference Invitations with Context ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,794) developed by Craig Combel, Issaquah, Wash., Justin Maguire, Redmond, Wash., and Eran Shtiegman, Redmond, Wash., for "rich conference invitations with context." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods that enable conference attendee(s) to invite others to the conference and provide a rich set of contextual information about the conference upfront to the invitee(s). A communicator component enables document related to the conference to be automatically shared and can further supply the name of the document and the location of the document. Hence, an invitee can make an informed decision about joining the conference and evaluate relevance of the conference up front (e.g., prior to joining)." The patent application was filed on June 28, 2007 (11/770,365). 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=8,321,794&OS=8,321,794&RS=8,321,794 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Remote Access Control of Storage Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,956) developed by four co-inventors for a "remote access control of storage devices." The co-inventors are Vladimir Sadovsky, Redmond, Wash., Sompong Paul Olarig, Pleasanton, Calif., Chris Lionetti, Duvall, Wash., and James Robert Hamilton, Bellevue, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An access control device can be communicationally coupled to a storage device and can control access thereto. The access control device can comprise information, such as identities of authorized entities, to enable the access control device to independently determine whether to provide access to an associated storage device. Alternatively, the access control device can comprise information to establish a secure connection to an authorization computing device and the access control device can implement the decisions of the authorization computing device. The access control device can control access by instructing a storage device to execute specific firmware instructions to prevent meaningful responses to data storage related requests. The access control device can also comprise storage-related cryptographic information utilized by the storage device to encrypt and decrypt data. In such a case, the access control device can control access by not releasing the storage-related cryptographic information to the storage device." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2009 (12/486,738). 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=8,321,956&OS=8,321,956&RS=8,321,956 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Techniques for Minimum Permissions Detection and Verification ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,837) developed by Eric D. Broberg, Redmond, Wash., Matthew B. Jeffries, Kirkland, Wash., and Matthew Cohen, Kirkland, Wash., for "techniques for minimum permissions detection and verification." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are provided for determining a minimum set of permissions for a software component. A first set of minimum permissions is determined for proper execution of the software component. The first set designates one or more permissions. Determining the first set includes performing iterative testing to determine whether one or more user permissions are included in the first set by only disabling one of the user permissions on an iteration. Verification processing may be performed in which a second set of minimum permissions is determined and the first set may be compared to the second set to determine whether the first set is equivalent to the second set." The patent application was filed on Jan. 23, 2006 (11/337,725). 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=8,321,837&OS=8,321,837&RS=8,321,837 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Areva T & D Assigned Patent for Methods for Creating Dynamic Lists from Selected Areas of a Power System of a Utility Company ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Areva T & D, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,800) developed by six co-inventors for "methods for creating dynamic lists from selected areas of a power system of a utility company." The co-inventors are Gennaro Castelli, Bothell, Wash., Michael Hackett, Kirkland, Wash., Michael Quinn Howard, Bothell, Wash., Lawrence Edmund Jones, Washington, HuiChu Su Shung, Bellevue, Wash., and Heath Daniel Brand, Sammamish, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods are provided for creating dynamic lists from selected areas of a power system of a utility company. The utility company has an energy management system with a control panel. The energy management system is used to access one or more source displays of a site. Rubber-banding or lassoing is used to create selected areas from at least a portion of the source displays. Lists are dynamically created. Operator defined information is displayed for each element type in a list of network elements from the selected areas that have been rubber-banded or lassoed." The patent application was filed on June 13, 2008 (12/139,167). 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=8,321,800&OS=8,321,800&RS=8,321,800 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Invention Science Fund I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Invention Science Fund I, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,233) developed by 14 co-inventors for a "template development based on reported aspects of a plurality of source users." The co-inventors are Shawn P. Firminger, Redmond, Wash., Jason Garms, Redmond, Wash., Roderick A. Hyde, Redmond, Wash., Edward K. Y. Jung, Bellevue, Wash., Chris D. Karkanias, Sammamish, Wash., Eric C. Leuthardt, St. Louis, Royce A. Levien, Lexington, Mass., Richard T. Lord, Tacoma, Wash., Robert W. Lord, Seattle, Mark A. Lord, Seattle, John D. Rinaldo Jr., Bellevue, Wash., Clarence T. Tegreene, Bellevue, Wash., Kristin M. Tolle, Redmond, Wash., and Lowell L. Wood Jr., Bellevue, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: providing a plurality of relevant reported aspects associated with a plurality of source users that are relevant to achieving one or more target outcomes, the providing of the plurality of relevant reported aspects being based, at least in part, on relevancy of the plurality of relevant reported aspects with respect to the one or more target outcomes; and developing a template designed to facilitate one or more end users to achieve the one or more target outcomes when one or more emulatable aspects included in the template are emulated, the development of the template being based, at least in part, on the providing of the plurality of relevant reported aspects associated with the plurality of source users In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2009 (12/655,582). 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=8,321,233&OS=8,321,233&RS=8,321,233 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Phoenix Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Phoenix Technologies, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,321,656) developed by Stephen E. Jones, Bellevue, Wash., for a "timer use in extensible firmware interface compliant systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, apparatuses and program products are disclosed for providing timer use and timer based execution parallelism during the DXE phase of computer start-up. Provision is made for loading a microkernel (or other kernel program) which presents itself as though it were a DXE Driver and changes a single threaded environment into a multithreaded environment." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2009 (12/566,611). 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=83,21,656.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,656&RS=PN/83,21,656 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Pre-binding and Tight Binding of an On-line Identity to a Digital Signature ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,321,677) developed by Glenn A. Morten, Bellevue, Wash., for a "pre-binding and tight binding of an on-line identity to a digital signature." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, apparatus, and system are directed towards generating a public/private key pair prior to registration. The generation of the public/private key pair is performed by the entity to which the key pair is to be associated. The entity may then complete n application. The entity may then employ the generated public/private key pair to digitally sign the application. In one embodiment, the public key is provided with the application to a registration authority. Upon request, the public key and at least some of the application information may be provided to requester for use in identification, authentication, integrity, and/or non-repudiation of the registered entity. In another embodiment, the registration authority or other entity may verify the identity of the registering entity using the application. In one embodiment, the registration authority may select to digitally sign the application to indicate that the information has been verified." The patent application was filed on Sept. 21, 2006 (11/534,161). 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=83,21,677.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,677&RS=PN/83,21,677 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Adaptive Flushing of Storage Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,701) developed by Nathan Steven Obr, Bellevue, Wash., and Andrew Herron, Redmond, Wash., for an "adaptive flushing of storage data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and a processing device are provided for monitoring a level of power in a power supply of a processing device and changing a data flushing policy, with respect to data to be written to a non-volatile storage device, based on a predicted amount of time until power loss. When the predicted amount of time until power loss is higher than a threshold, as defined by a flushing policy, requests from applications for data flushes of data to a non-volatile storage device may be discarded. When the predicted amount of time remaining until power loss drops below the threshold, the requests from the applications for data flushes of the data to the non-volatile storage device may be honored and the data may be flushed to the non-volatile storage device. In some embodiments, the flushing policy may define additional thresholds." The patent application was filed on July 10, 2009 (12/501,227). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,21,701.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,701&RS=PN/83,21,701 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Security Model for Common Multiplexed Transactional Logs ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,667) developed by four co-inventors for a "security model for common multiplexed transactional logs." The co-inventors are Dexter P. Bradshaw, Duvall, Wash., William R. Tipton, Seattle, Dana Groff, Sammamish, Wash., and Zoheb Lester Alexander Vacheri, Redmond, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A security model is provided in a transactional logging infrastructure that is arranged as a protected subsystem built on an underlying secure file system. Files in the underlying file system used by virtual log streams are protected from direct user writes, and are written-to only through the protected subsystem that is brokered by a machine-wide principal so that virtual log files sharing the same multiplexed physical log are kept secure from each other. Log file handles and user- and kernel-mode objects are exposed to log clients through interfaces using consistent security semantics for both dedicated and virtual logs. Log clients are agnostic of the underlying secure file system and can only manipulate file system containers--abstract objects that implement the physical log and used to virtualize the file system by normalizing input/output operations--by using the interfaces brokered by the principal in the protected subsystem." The patent application was filed on Feb. 28, 2007 (11/711,990). 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=83,21,667.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,667&RS=PN/83,21,667 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Protecting Digital Media of Various Content Types ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,690) developed by five co-inventors for "protecting digital media of various content types." The co-inventors are Eduardo P. Oliveira, Redmond, Wash., Anders E. Klemets, Redmond, Wash., Sanjay Bhatt, Redmond, Wash., Anand Paka, Bellevue, Wash., and James M. Alkove, Woodinville, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and/or methods ("tools") are described that enable a digital rights management policy to be associated with digital media having an arbitrary content type or transfer control protocol. In some embodiments, the tools encrypt data segments of a media file and add a descriptor to each of those segments. These descriptors can enable a receiver of the encrypted media file to decrypt the file and consume it according to the correct digital rights management policy." The patent application was filed on Aug. 11, 2005 (11/201,751). 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=83,21,690.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,690&RS=PN/83,21,690 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Application-transparent Hybridized Caching for High-performance Storage ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,630) developed by Kushagra Vaid, Sammamish, Wash., and Sompong Paul Olarig, Pleasanton, Calif., for an "application-transparent hybridized caching for high-performance storage." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, apparatus, and computer-implemented methods are provided for the hybridization of cache memory utilizing both magnetic and solid-state memory media. A solid-state cache controller apparatus can be coupled to a host computing system to maximize efficiency of the system in a manner that is transparent to the high-level applications using the system. The apparatus includes an associative memory component and a solid-state cache control component. Solid-state memory is configured to store data blocks of host read operations. If a host-read operation is requested, the controller communicates with a solid-state cache memory controller to determine whether a tag array data structure indicates a cached copy of the requested data block is available in solid-state memory." The patent application was filed on Jan. 28, 2010 (12/695,552). 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=83,21,630.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,630&RS=PN/83,21,630 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,703) developed by Stephen R. Berard, Seattle, Sean N. McGrane, Sammamish, Wash., and Bruce L. Worthington, Redmond, Wash., for a "power aware memory allocation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer system may place memory objects in specific memory physical regions based on energy consumption and performance or other policies. The system may have multiple memory regions at least some of which may be powered down or placed in a low power state during system operation. The memory object may be characterized in terms of access frequency, movability, and desired performance and placed in an appropriate memory region. In some cases, the memory object may be placed in a temporary memory region and later moved to a final memory region for long term placement. The policies may allow some processes to operate while consuming less energy, while other processes may be configured to maximize performance." The patent application was filed on Dec. 12, 2009 (12/636,732). 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=83,21,703.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,703&RS=PN/83,21,703 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Phoenix Technologies Assigned Patent for Execution Parallelism in Extensible Firmware Interface Compliant Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Phoenix Technologies, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,321,655) developed by Stephen E. Jones, Bellevue, Wash., for an "execution parallelism in extensible firmware interface compliant systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, apparatuses and program products are disclosed for providing execution parallelism during the DXE phase of computer start-up. Provision is made for loading a microkernel (or other kernel program) which presents itself as though it were a DXE Driver and changes a single threaded environment into multithreaded. This is while the supervisor program continues its role as loader/initiator but remains unaware that it no longer has overarching control of Driver scheduling (which has been acquired by Kernel)." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2009 (12/566,584). 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=83,21,655.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,655&RS=PN/83,21,655 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Secure and Private Backup Storage and Processing for Trusted Computing and Data Services ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,688) developed by Rahul V. Auradkar, Sammamish, Wash., and Roy Peter D'Souza, Bellevue, Wash., for a "secure and private backup storage and processing for trusted computing and data services." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A digital escrow pattern is provided for backup data services including searchable encryption techniques for backup data, such as synthetic full backup data, stored at remote site or in a cloud service, distributing trust across multiple entities to avoid a single point of data compromise. In one embodiment, an operational synthetic full is maintained with encrypted data as a data service in a cryptographically secure manner that addresses integrity and privacy requirements for external or remote storage of potentially sensitive data. The storage techniques supported include backup, data protection, disaster recovery, and analytics on second copies of primary device data. Some examples of cost-effective cryptographic techniques that can be applied to facilitate establishing a high level of trust over security and privacy of backup data include, but are not limited to, size-preserving encryption, searchable-encryption, or Proof of Application, blind fingerprints, Proof of Retrievability, and others." The patent application was filed on June 12, 2009 (12/483,817). 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=83,21,688.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,688&RS=PN/83,21,688 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Deep Web Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Deep Web, Woodinville, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,529) developed by Michael Z. Moricz, Bellevue, Wash., for "accessing deep web information associated with transportation services using a search engine." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, apparatuses, and articles for receiving a search request associated with a transportation service from a client device, the search request including a plurality of search criteria, are described herein. Additionally, the methods, apparatuses, and articles further return to the client device an answer page having a plurality of answers potentially associated with the transportation service, the plurality of answers identifying a plurality of information locations having information potentially associated with at least a one of the plurality of search criteria, where at least one of the answers includes at least one input field of a query answer page for entry of at least one feature of the transportation service, the query answer page to be dynamically generated by one of the information locations in response to a query." The patent application was filed on April 27, 2010 (12/768,621). 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=83,21,529.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,529&RS=PN/83,21,529 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Centrify Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Centrify, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,321,523) developed by Craig L. Lawson, Campbell, Calif., and Paul Moore, Mercer Island, Wash., for a "method and apparatus for dynamically and incrementally modifying NIS maps." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of maintaining Network Information Service (NIS) maps where modifying information about any of the network entities described by the NIS maps requires only incremental update of the NIS maps instead of full NIS map regeneration. A further method of detecting when network entity records on a network directory server change so that NIS map updates are necessary." The patent application was filed on April 24, 2006 (11/410,543). 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=83,21,523.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,523&RS=PN/83,21,523 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent for Dynamically Monitoring and Modifying Distributed Execution of Programs ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,321,558) developed by seven co-inventors for a "dynamically monitoring and modifying distributed execution of programs." The co-inventors are Peter Sirota, Seattle, Richendra Khanna, Seattle, Ian P. Nowland, Seattle, Richard J. Cole, Seattle, Jai Vasanth, Bellevue, Wash., Andrew J. Hitchcock, Seattle, and Luis Felipe Cabrera, Bellevue, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are described for managing distributed execution of programs. In some situations, the techniques include dynamically monitoring the ongoing distributed execution of a program on a cluster of multiple computing nodes, and may include automatically determining the status of execution of the program on each of the multiple computing nodes and/or automatically determining the aggregate usage of one or more types of computing resources across the cluster of multiple computing nodes by the distributed program execution. The information obtained from the dynamic monitoring may be used in various manners, including to facilitate dynamically modifying the ongoing distributed program execution in various manners, such as to temporarily throttle usage of computing resources by the distributed program execution (e.g., to remove or reduce one or more bottlenecks)." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2009 (12/415,773). 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=83,21,558.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,558&RS=PN/83,21,558 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent for Generating Preview Bundles Corresponding to Content Pages ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,321,505) developed by Andrea Albani, Mercer Island, Wash., Viraj V. Sanghvi, Seattle, and Jeremy Boynes, Mercer Island, Wash., for "generating preview bundles corresponding to content pages." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are various embodiments for generating and/or processing a preview bundle. Embodiments include receiving a request from a client to generate a preview network page that corresponds to a production network page generated in a production environment. Embodiments further include specifying at least a portion of the preview network page as a user developed portion. Embodiments also include generating the preview network page that is based at least upon the production network page and by replacing source elements of the production network page associated with the user developed portion with at least one data structure element that contains the data elements referenced by the source elements of the corresponding production network page." The patent application was filed on Oct. 6, 2011 (13/267,036). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,21,505.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,505&RS=PN/83,21,505 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Architecture for an Extensible Real-time Collaboration System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,506) developed by four co-inventors for an "architecture for an extensible real-time collaboration system." The co-inventors are Mu Han, Redmond, Wash., Krishnamurthy Ganesan, Redmond, Wash., Adrian Potra, Issaquah, Wash., and Nikhil Bobde, Bellevue, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An architecture for an extensible real-time collaboration system is provided. The architecture presents a unified application program interface for writing application programs that use communications protocols. The architecture has activity objects, endpoint objects, and multiple media stacks. These objects may use various communications protocols, such as Session Initiation Protocol or Real-Time Transport Protocol to send and receive messages. The activity objects, endpoint objects, and multiple media stacks may each have one or more APIs that an application developer can use to access or provide collaboration-related functionality. These objects map the API to the underlying implementation provided by other objects. Using the activity objects enables a developer to provide less application logic than would otherwise be necessary to provide complex collaboration services." The patent application was filed on Aug. 14, 2004 (10/918,855). 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=83,21,506.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,506&RS=PN/83,21,506 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Selectively Modifying Files of a Container File ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,482) developed by five co-inventors for a "selectively modifying files of a container file." The co-inventors are Blaine R. Young, Redmond, Wash., Bruce L. Green, Seattle, Raja S. Ganjikunta, Redmond, Wash., Minxiao Zhou, Bellevue, Wash., and Brett A. Muzzey, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A stub directory is written out to a storage device for multiple files in a container file, the stub directory including identifiers of the multiple files but excluding data of the multiple files. In response to a request to access one file of the multiple files, the data of the one file is written out to the storage device. A requested modification is allowed to be performed on the one file written out to the storage device to generate a modified version of the file. After modification of the one file is completed, a previous version of the file in the container file is replaced with the modified version of the file." The patent application was filed on April 28, 2008 (12/111,185). 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=83,21,482.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,482&RS=PN/83,21,482 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Receive Window Auto-tuning ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,583) developed by five co-inventors for a receive window auto-tuning. The co-inventors are Kevin T. Weston, Kirkland, Wash., Abolade Gbadegesin, Redmond, Wash., Deepak Bansal, Redmond, Wash., Murari Sridharan, Redmond, Wash., and Sanjay N. Kaniyar, Redmond, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods of tuning a receive window. A receiving device and a sending device may be in communication over a network. The receiving device may advertise a receive window to the sending device. The size of the receive window may be adjusted over time based on one or more connection parameters, application parameters and/or operating system parameters." The patent application was filed on Feb. 14, 2012 (13/396,031). 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=83,21,583.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,583&RS=PN/83,21,583 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Minimizing Bandwidth in File Path-centric Protocol Message ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,484) developed by Tristan A. Davis, Redmond, Wash., Andrew Kenneth Bishop, Bothell, Wash., and Clifford Jeffrey Cruzan, Snohomish, Wash., for "minimizing bandwidth in file path-centric protocol message." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Instead of sending each item separately to a service for processing, items are communicated to the service as one or more groups. Common portions of a file path for files within the group are transmitted once to the service. For example, a root portion of the file paths for the files within the group may be common to each of the files. The unique portions of the file path for each file are transmitted to the service without including the common portions. The size of the groups may be configured differently depending on needs of the specific instance of the protocol (i.e. smaller sized groups for more bandwidth-constrained situations). The size for the group may be determined in many different ways. For example, the size of the groups may be automatically determined based on a configuration and/or a user input." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2010 (12/713,816). 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=83,21,484.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,484&RS=PN/83,21,484 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,321,588) developed by five co-inventors for a "request routing utilizing client location information." The co-inventors are David R. Richardson, Seattle, John Cormie, Seattle, Imran S. Patel, Seattle, Benjamin W.S. Redman, Seattle, and Richard Sheehan, Dublin, Ireland.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method, and computer-readable medium for request routing based on client location information are provided. A content delivery network service provider receives a DNS query from a client computing device. The DNS query corresponds to a resource identifier for requested content from the client computing device. The content delivery network service provider transmits an alternative resource identifier in response to the client computing device DNS query. The alternative resource identifier is selected as a function of client location information. The client location information is obtained from information corresponding to a mapping of at least partial IP addresses to known locations. The client computing device then issues a second DNS query to the same content delivery network service provider. The content delivery network service provider can then either resolve the second DNS query or transmit another alternative resource identifier." The patent application was filed on Sept. 14, 2011 (13/232,878). 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=83,21,588.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,588&RS=PN/83,21,588 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent for Content Management ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,321,568) developed by four co-inventors for a content management. The co-inventors are Swaminathan Sivasubramanian, Seattle, David R. Richardson, Seattle, Bradley E. Marshall, Bainbridge Island, Wash., and Christopher L. Scofield, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for management and processing of resource requests is provided. A content delivery network service provider determines a class associated with a set of client computing devices and monitors resources requests for the determined class. The content delivery network service provider then identifies at least one cache component for providing content to client computing devices as a function of the determined class. In other embodiments, instead of cache components, the content delivery network service provider identifies a second set of client computing devices as a function of the determined class for providing the content information." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2008 (12/060,213). 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=83,21,568.PN.&OS=PN/83,21,568&RS=PN/83,21,568 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Context-specific Network Resource Addressing Model for Distributed Services ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,321,503) developed by six co-inventors for a "context-specific network resource addressing model for distributed services." The co-inventors are Raymond E. Endres, Seattle, Nishant Gupta, Sammamish, Wash., Karthik Raman, Issaquah, Wash., Aditya G. Bhandarkar, Redmond, Wash., Farookh Mohammed, Woodinville, Wash., and Dharma Shukla, Sammamish, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A back-end locator service can be utilized to identify a specific computing device, from among multiple computing devices in a domain, that is the most appropriate computing device to handle a particular type of request for data or other resources. The data or resources hosted by the domain can be divided among multiple computing devices. The domain can expose a network-based application program interface where successive requests by a client computing device become more specific as to the data or resources requested. Responses from the computing devices in the domain can, at some point in time, be informed by the back-end locator service and can comprise location-specific resource identifiers. The client computing device can utilize such location specific resource identifiers to direct further communications to the appropriate, specific computing device without having to incur redirection inefficiencies." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2010 (12/822,744). The f For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://targetednews.com.

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