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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Virginia (Nov. 29)
[November 29, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Virginia (Nov. 29)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Virginia.

*** Sprint Spectrum Assigned Patent for Method and System for Remotely Accessing and Troubleshooting Cellular Wireless Communication Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Sprint Spectrum, Overland Park, Kan., has been assigned a patent (8,320,904) developed by Frank Celentano, Damascus, Md., and Alex Shusterman, Vienna, Va., for a "method and system for remotely accessing and troubleshooting cellular wireless communication devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for remote troubleshooting of a wireless communication device, such as a cell phone. The cell phone is programmed with server logic, such as a Telnet server application and an FTP server application. A computer at a customer service center for instance is programmed with client logic, such as a Telnet client application and an FTP client application. When a customer service representative receives a call reporting trouble with the cell phone, the representative may conveniently operate the client logic on the computer to log into the cell phone server logic, via a packet-switched network such as the Internet and via a wireless access network (and thus an air interface) serving the cell phone. Through that connection, the customer service representative can thereby cause the cell phone to perform various performance evaluations and can download the evaluation results to conveniently facilitate troubleshooting of the cell phone trouble." The patent application was filed on April 3, 2007 (11/695,713). 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=8,320,904&OS=8,320,904&RS=8,320,904 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** LGS Innovations Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- LGS Innovations, Florham Park, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,320,039) developed by Douglas P. Holcomb, Morris Plains, N.J., Thomas Huntington Wood, Holmdel, N.J., and Paul Wysocki, Blacksburg, Va., for a "cladding-pumped optical amplifier having reduced susceptibility to spurious lasing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An optical amplifier comprises at least two gain regions, an intermediate region situated between the gain regions, and a transition region situated between the intermediate region and each gain region. The aforesaid regions have claddings that collectively form a path for pump radiation propagating from at least one of the gain regions to the other gain region, and cores that collectively form a path for signal radiation propagating from at least one of the gain regions to the other gain region. The cores in the gain regions support multiple propagating optical modes, including at least one signal mode and at least one non-signal mode. The intermediate region, however, supports fewer propagating core modes than are supported by the gain regions. The transition regions are conformed such that when radiation in propagating non-signal core modes passes from the gain regions into the intermediate region, it is at least partly coupled into cladding modes of the intermediate region." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2010 (12/761,538). 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=8,320,039&OS=8,320,039&RS=8,320,039 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Nextel Communications Assigned Patent for Method for Decommissioning Wireless Transmission Sites ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Nextel Communications, Reston, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,320,920) developed by Thuy Thomas Tran, Fairfax, Va., for a "method for decommissioning wireless transmission sites." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for decommissioning wireless transmission sites include calculating coverage radii for wireless transmission stations, and representing the wireless transmission stations as a two-dimensional grid. In one embodiment, the virtual cells that comprise the grid having a virtual cell size that is based on the coverage radii. Virtual grid cells having excess wireless transmission stations are identified. Particular excess wireless transmissions stations are then selected for decommissioning based on a predetermined factor." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2006 (11/455,021). 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=8,320,920&OS=8,320,920&RS=8,320,920 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** LC Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- LC Technologies, Fairfax, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,320,623) developed by Dixon Cleveland, Annandale, Va., for "systems and methods for 3-D target location." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A target is imaged in a three-dimensional real space using two or more video cameras. A three-dimensional image space combined from two video cameras of the two or more video cameras is displayed to a user using a stereoscopic display. A right eye and a left eye of the user are imaged as the user is observing the target in the stereoscopic video display, a right gaze line of the right eye and a left gaze line of the left eye are calculated in the three-dimensional image space, and a gazepoint in the three-dimensional image space is calculated as the intersection of the right gaze line and the left gaze line using a binocular eyetracker. A real target location is determined by translating the gazepoint in the three-dimensional image space to the real target location in the three-dimensional real space from the locations and the positions of the two video cameras using a processor." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2010 (12/817,569). 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=83,20,623.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,623&RS=PN/83,20,623 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,320,414) developed by four co-inventors for a "formation and rearrangement of lender devices that perform multiplexing functions." The co-inventors are Christopher J. Dawson, Arlington, Va., Peter G. Finn, Brampton, Canada, Rick A. Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., and Jenny S. Li, Danbury, Conn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method comprises establishing an ad-hoc network between a borrower and at least two lenders of bandwidth and establishing one lender of the at least two lenders as a multiplexer to manage data flow over the ad-hoc network between the borrower and lenders of the at least two lenders of bandwidth. The method may include providing a computer infrastructure to perform the steps of the invention. A system is also provided which includes a server having a database containing data associated with one or more lenders and a borrower in an ad-hoc network and at least one hardware and/or software component. The system may further includes computer usable medium having readable program code embodied in the medium to perform processes of the invention." The patent application was filed on May 31, 2007 (11/755,779). 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=83,20,414.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,414&RS=PN/83,20,414 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Andrew Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Andrew, Hickory, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,320,264) developed by John Arpee, Herndon, Va., and John Peter Carlson, Dulles, Va., for a "method and apparatus for determining path loss by active signal detection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, the disclosure relates to a method for determining a path loss value of a signal transmitted from a wireless device and received by a receiver, where the wireless device and the receiver operate within a wireless communication system having at least one cell having at least one sector operating on at least one frequency channel. The method includes: (i) identifying a geographic area where the path loss value is to be determined; (ii) identifying a first cell, a first sector, and a first frequency channel associated with the geographic area wherein said wireless device is actively communicating with said receiver using said first frequency channel; (iii) receiving at said receiver the signal transmitted from said wireless device on said first frequency channel; (iv) receiving at said receiver an indication of transmission signal strength of said signal; (v) measuring at said receiver the received signal strength of said signal; and (vi) determining the path loss value of said first frequency channel as a function of the indication of transmission signal strength and the received signal strength." The patent application was filed on May 17, 2006 (11/920,076). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,20,264.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,264&RS=PN/83,20,264 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Apparatus and Methods for Universal Services Interface Networking ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,320,346) developed by Eetay Natan, Ramat Gan, Israel, and Conor Cahill, Waterford, Va., for an "apparatus and methods for universal services interface networking." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of systems and methods for Universal System Interface (USI) networking are generally described herein. In some embodiments, a USI request may be received by a station configured for heterogeneous wireless communication from an application service provider (ASP) over a first access network. The USI request may include a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of a USI system for services provided by a network service provider (NSP) over a second access network. The station may then determine the USI system address based on the FQDN Other embodiments may be described and claimed." The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2009 (12/586,707). 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=83,20,346.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,346&RS=PN/83,20,346 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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