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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Dec. 19)
[December 19, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Dec. 19)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Massachusetts.

*** FMR Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- FMR, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,336,078) developed by four co-inventors for a "role-based access in a multi-customer computing environment." The co-inventors are Royyuru Dixit, Wilmington, Mass., Joseph Edward Hafeman, Holliston, Mass., Paul Michael Vetrano, Franklin, Mass., and Timothy Prentiss Spellman, Framingham, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An actor is associated with a role, a policy type is associated with the role, and a role scope is associated with the role. One or more values are received for one or more corresponding context parameters associated with the actor. A request for access to a resource is received from the actor. A policy instance is determined based on the policy type and the one or more values for the one or more corresponding context parameters associated with the actor. One or more actor-role scope values are determined based on the role scope and the one or more values for the one or more corresponding context parameters associated with the actor. A response to the request is determined based on the policy instance and the actor-role scope values." The patent application was filed on July 11, 2006 (11/484,842). 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=8,336,078&OS=8,336,078&RS=8,336,078 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** EMC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,336,089) developed by Zahid N. Ahmed, Westborough, Mass., and George L. Wrenn Jr., Acton, Mass., for a "method and apparatus for providing authentication and encryption services by a software as a service platform." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An extensible servicing hosting platform is provided that supports the design, build and concurrent deployment of multiple web accessible services on a services hosting platform. The services hosting platform comprises a services hosting framework capable of hosting multiple service applications, each of which may be shared by multiple tenants that each customize their use of a particular application service by extending the application service to exploit run time platform services within a service execution pipeline. The services hosting framework may easily be leveraged by applications to decrease the time associated with developing, deploying and maintaining high quality services in a cost effective manner." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2007 (11/962,521). 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=8,336,089&OS=8,336,089&RS=8,336,089 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** Global Prior Art Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Global Prior Art, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,335,998) developed by Bruce Rubinger, Newton, Mass., and Vinh Do, West Roxbury, Mass., for an interactive global map.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are provided for generating an interactive map for displaying and analyzing a compressive intellectual property landscape within a given field. Based on content analysis of relevant patents and patent applications, this prior art map provides a systematic review of vast quantities of data, thereby allowing the user to discern critical technology and product trends, prior art references, and the strategies of both leading and emerging competitors. Each patent represented on the map can be analyzed within the context of the prior art landscape to uncover novel features, strong claims, and business and technology trends. This comprehensive view can provide a foundation for creating effective corporate strategies in-tune with the realities of the intellectual property terrain." The patent application was filed on Oct. 8, 2009 (12/587,666). 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=8,335,998&OS=8,335,998&RS=8,335,998 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Gemstar Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Gemstar Development, Los Angeles, has been assigned a patent (8,336,071) developed by Thomas E. Ward III, Weston, Mass., Kenneth Hancock, Nashua, N.H., and Douglas B. Macrae, Weston, Mass., for a "system and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for utilizing data stored in an EPG database for modifying advertisement information. In this way, a service provider and/or an advertiser can transmit a single advertisement to all the television stations regardless of their geographic location and other user specific information, and need not re-transmit the advertisement even if there is a change in the show's program description. When the advertisement is displayed, the correct updated information is retrieved from the EPG database and inserted into the advertisement. In one aspect, the present invention describes a method for modifying an advertisement in an EPG comprising the steps of: storing television schedule information in a first database; storing advertisement information in a second database; incorporating a portion of the television schedule information into a portion of the advertisement information to form a modified advertisement; and displaying the modified advertisement on a screen." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2010 (12/818,015). 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=8,336,071&OS=8,336,071&RS=8,336,071 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,336,023) developed by Richard Cox Kuzsma Jr., Nashua, N.H., and Michael Robert Humphrey, Medford, Mass., for an extensible code visualization.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, apparatus and computer program product for providing extensible code visualization are presented. Program code is received. A model is generated relating to the program code. The model is mapped to a user interface (UI) to produce a UI reflecting the program code. Changes made to the program code are reflected in the UI and changes made to the UI are reflected in the program code via the model." The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2008 (12/256,266). 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=8,336,023&OS=8,336,023&RS=8,336,023 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent for Interactive Product Configurator ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,335,987) developed by Claire M. Bagley, Carlisle, Mass., Martin P. Plotkin, Concord, Mass., and Michael Colena, Lowell, Mass., for an interactive product configurator.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A product configurator is based on a constraint network having a plurality of nodes. The product configurator, when it receives a user choice, determines which nodes in the constraint network are affected by the user choice. For each affected node, the product configurator stores the prior domain state of the node and associates the stored prior domain state with the user choice. Therefore, the nodes can be restored to their prior state if the user choice is later removed for any reason." The patent application was filed on Aug. 7, 2008 (12/187,837). 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=8,335,987&OS=8,335,987&RS=8,335,987 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** MathWorks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- MathWorks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,336,030) developed by David Boissy, Harvard, Mass., for a "system and method for coding standard testing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system facilitates verification of computer code. The system receives multiple versions of the computer code. A code verification engine checks the received code against one or more metrics, such as coding standard violations. A code differencing compares the received versions of computer code, and identifies the differences between them. An interactive presentation unit presents one or more analysis reports regarding coding violations located in the received versions. An analysis report includes a plurality of entries hierarchically organized in conformance with the entities of the received code. The analysis report indicates the number of coding violations identified for the entities of the received code in a side-by-side, comparative arrangement. A user can thus compare the number of coding violations present in the received versions." The patent application was filed on Sept. 11, 2009 (12/558,305). 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=8,336,030&OS=8,336,030&RS=8,336,030 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Multimodal Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Multimodal Technologies, Pittsburgh, has been assigned a patent (8,335,688) developed by five co-inventors for a "document transcription system training." The co-inventors are Girija Yegnanarayanan, Bedford, Mass., Michael Finke, Pittsburgh, Juergen Fritsch, Pittsburgh, Detlef Koll, Pittsburgh, and Monika Woszczyna, Pittsburgh.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system is provided for training an acoustic model for use in speech recognition. In particular, such a system may be used to perform training based on a spoken audio stream and a non-literal transcript of the spoken audio stream. Such a system may identify text in the non-literal transcript which represents concepts having multiple spoken forms. The system may attempt to identify the actual spoken form in the audio stream which produced the corresponding text in the non-literal transcript, and thereby produce a revised transcript which more accurately represents the spoken audio stream. The revised, and more accurate, transcript may be used to train the acoustic model, thereby producing a better acoustic model than that which would be produced using conventional techniques, which perform training based directly on the original non-literal transcript." The patent application was filed on Aug. 20, 2004 (10/922,513). 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=83,35,688.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,688&RS=PN/83,35,688 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Convergys Customer Management Delaware Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Convergys Customer Management Delaware, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,335,690) developed by eight co-inventors for a "method and system for creating natural language understanding grammars." The co-inventors are Dhananjay Bansal, Cambridge, Mass., Nancy Gardner, Rockport, Maine, Chang-Quin Shu, Orlando, Fla., Kristie Goss, Sylacauga, Ala., Matthew Yuschik, Cincinnati, Sunil Issar, Ashburn, Va., Woosung Kim, Lexington, Mass., and Jayant Naik, Mason, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Grammars for interactive voice response systems using natural language understanding can be created using information which is available on websites. These grammars can be created in automated manners and can have various tuning measures applied to obtain optimal results when deployed in a customer contact environment. These grammars can allow a variety of statements to be appropriately handled by the system." The patent application was filed on Jan. 17, 2012 (13/351,383). 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=83,35,690.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,690&RS=PN/83,35,690 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** East Coast CAD/CAM Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- East Coast CAD/CAM, Littleton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,335,667) developed by Joseph Massaro, Mahopac, N.Y., David Derocher, Upton, Mass., and Dmitry Grinberg, Brooklyn, N.Y., for a "method and apparatus for importing data into program code." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a method for designing a system. This method includes obtaining a visual representation of one or more components of the ventilation system. One or more property values are assigned to each of the components of the system, which may be achieved using first program code. Geometrical information representing the visual representation and the property values of each component are exported to a data file using the first program code. Standards information relating to the property values are stored. The data file is then imported into a second software application and the data tile and the standards information is used to generate a final design using the second software application." The patent application was filed on Feb. 18, 2011 (13/030,230). 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=83,35,667.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,667&RS=PN/83,35,667 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,335,596) developed by Madhusudan Raman, Sherborn, Mass., Jean Francois Dubois, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and Renu Chipalkatti, Lexington, Mass., for a "remote energy management using persistent smart grid network context." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A server device includes a storage device to store policies that govern the manner in which a curtailment operation or a replenish operation are performed. The policies include a threshold associated with a quantity of power consumption permitted by smart grid devices or another threshold associated with a minimum quantity of power to be supplied by a smart grid device. The server device also includes a processor to obtain, via a web service enabled by a tunneling protocol, a quantity of power consumed by the smart grid devices and another quantity of power to be supplied by the smart grid device; compare the threshold with the quantity of power; send an instruction to perform the curtailment operation when the quantity of power exceeds the threshold; compare the other threshold with the other quantity of power, when the quantity of power is less than the threshold; and send another instruction to perform the replenish operation when the other quantity of power is less than the other threshold." The patent application was filed on July 16, 2010 (12/837,776). 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=8,335,596&OS=8,335,596&RS=8,335,596 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Feola Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Anthony V. Feola, Medford, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,335,587) developed by Anthony V. Feola, Boston, for a frozen confection machine.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An edible item is prepared by identifying a number of edible items; associating a predetermined portion of confection with each of the edible items; associating an item identifier with each of the edible items and with the predetermined portion of confection; providing a supply of confection; presenting a selection of item identifiers on a visual display; selecting a single item identifier from the product identifiers presented on the visual display; and dispensing the predetermined portion of confection associated with the edible item associated with the item identifier. Data can be collected related to one of the selection of the single item identifier and the predetermined portion of confection dispensed; and the data can be stored for recall, display, output, and/or transmission. Information about the supply of confection, including supply amount available for dispensing, temperature, consistency, and other characteristics can be stored, displayed, or transmitted." The patent application was filed on May 8, 2007 (11/800,959). 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=8,335,587&OS=8,335,587&RS=8,335,587 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Asymmetrical Serial Communications ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,335,866) developed by four co-inventors for an asymmetrical serial communications. The co-inventors are Gary Solomon, Action, Mass., Joseph Schaefer, Chandler, Ariz., Robert A. Dunstan, Forest Grove, Ore., and Brad Saunders, Portland, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In some embodiments a Universal Serial Bus cable includes a first differential pair to transmit bus signals, and a second differential pair to transmit bus signals in a same direction as the bus signals transmitted by the first differential pair. In this manner, a bandwidth of the Universal Serial Bus cable is doubled in that same direction. Other embodiments are described and claimed." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2010 (12/982,040). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,335,866.PN.&OS=PN/8,335,866&RS=PN/8,335,866 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Quantum Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Quantum, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,335,898) developed by Gregory L. Wade, San Jose, Calif., and J. Mitchell Haile, Somerville, Mass., for a data allocation system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of operating a data control system to copy a volume of data from a primary storage system to a secondary storage system comprises receiving an instruction to copy the volume of data, wherein the volume of data comprises a plurality of data blocks, in response to the instruction, determining if at least a data block of the plurality of data blocks requires copying to the secondary storage system, if the data block requires copying to the secondary storage system, then reading the data block from memory in the primary storage system and transferring the data block for writing to memory in the secondary storage system, and if the data block does not require copying, then transferring a synthetic block for writing to the memory in the secondary storage system." The patent application was filed on May 7, 2012 (13/465,892). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,335,898.PN.&OS=PN/8,335,898&RS=PN/8,335,898 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EMC Assigned Patent for Associating an Identifier with a Content Unit ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,335,890) developed by Mark O'Connell, Westborough, Mass., and Michael Kilian, Harvard, Mass., for "associating an identifier with a content unit." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention relate to associating a source string with a target content unit stored on a content addressable storage (CAS) system. This may be accomplished, in some embodiments, by storing on the CAS system an associative content unit that includes the source string in its binding part and includes the target content unit in its non-binding part." The patent application was filed on Nov. 21, 2011 (13/301,323). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,335,890.PN.&OS=PN/8,335,890&RS=PN/8,335,890 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intertrust Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Intertrust Technologies, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,335,924) developed by eight co-inventors for "systems and methods for watermarking software and other media." The co-inventors are William G. Home, Lawrenceville, N.J., Umesh Maheshwari, San Jose, Calif., Robert E. Tarjan, Princeton, N.J., James J. Horning, Palo Alto, Calif., W. Olin Sibert, Lexington, Mass., Lesley R. Matheson, Campbell, Calif., Andrew K. Wright, Monroe Township, N.J., and Susan S. Owicki, Palo Alto, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are disclosed for embedding information in software and/or other electronic content such that the information is difficult for an unauthorized party to detect, remove, insert, forge, and/or corrupt. The embedded information can be used to protect electronic content by identifying the content's source, thus enabling unauthorized copies or derivatives to be reliably traced, and thus facilitating effective legal recourse by the content owner. Systems and methods are also disclosed for protecting, detecting, removing, and decoding information embedded in electronic content, and for using the embedded information to protect software or other media from unauthorized analysis, attack, and/or modification." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2010 (12/826,179). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,335,924.PN.&OS=PN/8,335,924&RS=PN/8,335,924 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EMC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,335,904) developed by John Kitchen, Westborough, Mass., Amnon Naamad, Brookline, Mass., and Alexandr Veprinsky, Brookline, Mass., for "identifying active and inactive data in storage systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Measuring access rates of a computer memory include subdividing the memory into subsections, monitoring access rates for each of the subsections, in response to a subsection having a relatively high access rate, subdividing the subsection into multiple subsections that are separately monitored, and, in response to at least two adjacent subsections having a relatively low access rate, merging the at least two subsections into a single subsection. Monitoring access rates may include monitoring at least one of the following operational parameters: number of data accesses, number of cache accesses, number of cache misses, number of read accesses, number of write accesses, and ratio of read accesses to write accesses. Two or more operational parameters may be used and the operational parameters may be weighted." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2008 (12/317,910). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,335,904.PN.&OS=PN/8,335,904&RS=PN/8,335,904 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EMC Assigned Patent for Active/Active Remote Synchronous Mirroring ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,335,899) developed by David Meiri, Cambridge, Mass., and Dan Arnon, Somerville, Mass., for an "active/active remote synchronous mirroring." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An active/active remote mirroring system, for example an active/active SRDF system, provides for remote mirroring between multiple storage volumes, e.g., a first storage device and a second storage device, in which the storage devices may both be active. A plurality of hosts may be coupled to either the first storage device, the second storage device, or both to conduct read and write operations from and to the storage devices, for example to nearest device. The hosts may be part of an application cluster. The first storage device and the second storage device may be connected via a link, such as an SRDF link, for providing remote mirroring capabilities between the storage volumes. In various embodiments the first and second storage devices may be separate devices, volumes, or portions thereof, and/or may be different portions of the same storage device." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2008 (12/080,027). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,335,899.PN.&OS=PN/8,335,899&RS=PN/8,335,899 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Crucial Apex Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Crucial Apex Communications, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,335,805) developed by Jasmin Cosic, Pittsfield, Mass., for a "universal data management interface." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A universal data management interface (UDMI) system includes a processing system generates a visual interface through which a user can access, manage, and manipulate data on plural different types of remote databases. The UDMI connects to multiple standard database management systems and to allow multiple users to access, manage, and manipulate data within each of the multiple standard database management systems. The UDMI also allows multiple virtual databases that reside in a single database to be available as a network service." The patent application was filed on Jan. 23, 2009 (12/359,199). 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=8,335,805&OS=8,335,805&RS=8,335,805 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EMC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,335,820) developed by Louis Krigovski, Lexington, Mass., Brett Niver, Grafton, Mass., and Ramprasad Shetty, Westborough, Mass., for "techniques for persistence of connections." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described are techniques for preserving connections. First code is executed on a server. The server communicates with a client over one or more connections and the first code uses one or more control structures describing a state of the one or more connections. An operation is performed on the server. First processing is performed in response to the operation. The first processing includes loading second code for execution on the server. The second code replaces the first code and uses the one or more control structures previously used by the first code." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2009 (12/653,505). 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=8,335,820&OS=8,335,820&RS=8,335,820 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EMC Assigned Patent for Storage Array Snapshots for Logged Access Replication in a Continuous Data Protection System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,335,771) developed by Assaf Natanzon, Ramat-Gan, Israel, Arieh Don, Newton, Mass., and David Meiri, Cambridge, Mass., for a "storage array snapshots for logged access replication in a continuous data protection system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for a continuous data protection system having a protection agent and at least one data protection appliance that enables, in an image access mode, a rolling back of volumes in a highly available storage array on the target side so that the volumes contain data for a selected point in time, creation of a storage array snapshot of the volumes for the point in time, and user access to the storage array snapshot in the storage array." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2010 (12/893,594). 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=8,335,771&OS=8,335,771&RS=8,335,771 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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