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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Jan. 9)
[January 09, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Jan. 9)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Massachusetts.

*** Paid Inc. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Paid, Inc., Worcester, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,352,357) developed by Greg Rotman, Canton, Mass., Richard Rotman, Westborough, Mass., and John Martin, Cherry Valley, Mass., for a "method and system for improved online auction." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for improving auction-based online commerce are provided, including methods and systems for facilitating advance, rapid, accurate estimation of shipping costs between a seller and the winner of an online auction. Methods and systems include an application for facilitating seller estimation of shipping costs, including various components of shipping costs, and for providing to the buyer a shipping estimate based on the circumstances of the buyer and the auction." The patent application was filed on July 31, 2012 (13/563,051). 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=8,352,357&OS=8,352,357&RS=8,352,357 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Athena Capital Advisors Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Athena Capital Advisors, Lincoln, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,352,348) developed by five co-inventors for "generating and providing information about expected future prices of assets." The co-inventors are Philip A. Cooper, Weston, Mass., Lisette Cooper, Weston, Mass., Stewart Myers, Lexington, Mass., G. David Forney Jr., Cambridge, Mass., and Leonard L. Scott Jr., Charlottesville, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Data are received that represents current prices of options on a given asset. An estimate is derived from the data of a corresponding implied probability distribution of the price of the asset at a future time. Information about the probability distribution is made available within a time frame that is useful to investors, for example, promptly after the current option price information becomes available." The patent application was filed on April 15, 2011 (13/088,124). 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=8,352,348&OS=8,352,348&RS=8,352,348 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** 25-Seven Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- 25-Seven Systems, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,352,629) developed by four co-inventors for a "media stream capture, modification, and forwarding." The co-inventors are Geoffrey Steadman, Brighton, Mass., Daniel Griscom, Melrose, Mass., Mark Phillips, Maynard, Mass., and Edmund MacKenty, Watertown, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A transmission delay system, an improvement to a transmission delay system, and a method of delaying a transmission for removing undesired content from an input media stream; for excising, recording, storing, and logging, the undesired content; and for automatically providing message alerts through a network to at least one message alert recipient that an excision event has occurred." The patent application was filed on March 25, 2010 (12/731,729). 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=8,352,629&OS=8,352,629&RS=8,352,629 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Tajitshu Transfer Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Tajitshu Transfer, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,352,635) developed by Gene Fein, Malibu, Calif., and Edward Merritt, Lenox, Mass., for a "geolocation assisted data forwarding storage." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes, in a network of interconnected computer system nodes, receiving a request from a source system to store data, directing the data to a computer memory in conjunction with its geolocation, geolocation enabling selecting nodes that are proximate to each other or a user to increase speed and efficiency, and continuously forwarding the data from one computer memory to another computer memory in the network of interconnected computer system nodes in conjunction with their geolocations without storing on any physical storage device in the network." The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2009 (13/119,133). 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=8,352,635&OS=8,352,635&RS=8,352,635 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Juniper Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,998) developed by four co-inventors for a "policy evaluation in controlled environment." The co-inventors are Panagiotis Kougiouris, Cupertino, Calif., Roger Chickering, Granite Bay, Calif., Paul James Kirner, Jamaica Plain, Mass., and Stephen R. Hanna, Bedford, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A module may include interface logic to receive information identifying a state related to a client device via logic related to a controlled environment, and to send a valid policy result to a host device, where the valid policy result is related to the state. The module may include processing logic to process policy content according to a resource policy, where the processing is based on the information, and to produce the valid policy result based on the processing using the resource policy, where the valid policy result is adapted for use by the host device when implementing the network policy with respect to a destination device when the client device attempts to communicate with the destination device." The patent application was filed on Aug. 17, 2006 (11/465,263). 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=8,352,998&OS=8,352,998&RS=8,352,998 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** EMC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,352,661) developed by Alex J. Sanville, Ayer, Mass., and Steven D. Sardella, Hudson, Mass., for a "data storage systems having seamless software upgrades." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data storage system having a pair of CPU modules each one of having a port coupled to a host computer/server and a storage medium for transferring data during an IO transfer. Each one of the modules produces different types of reset signals, one of such types being a software reset signal produced during a software upgrade of the module and other types being produced for events other than during a software upgrade, The other types produced by a first one of the modules disables the port of the first one of the modules; whereas, in response the software reset signal produced by the first one of the modules during an IO transfer, a second one of the modules couples the port of the first one of the modules to the second one of the modules to enable the IO transfer to be processed by the second one of the modules." The patent application was filed on March 24, 2010 (12/730,275). 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=8,352,661&OS=8,352,661&RS=8,352,661 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Citrix Systems Assigned Patent for System for and Method of Streaming Data to a Computer in a Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Citrix Systems, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,352,624) developed by six co-inventors for a "system for and method of streaming data to a computer in a network." The co-inventors are Myron Zimmerman, Needham, Mass., Robert Lusinsky, Anaheim Hills, Calif., Gint Burokas, Orland Park, Ill., Mike Garelick, Oceanside, Calif., Marc Sandusky, Aliso Viejo, Calif., and Kenny Bunch, Chesapeake, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for and method of rapidly streaming data to one or more client devices, such as personal computers (PC's) from a server employing virtual disk emulation and broadcasting or multicasting of data residing on a network server. In some embodiments, the streamed data includes files necessary to boot and configure the one or more client devices, the data including hibernation, O/S and application files." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2007 (11/957,929). 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=8,352,624&OS=8,352,624&RS=8,352,624 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Corista Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Corista, Concord, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,352,638) developed by Charles P. Pace, North Chittenden, Vt., and Eric W. Wirch, Cambridge, Mass., for a "system for networked digital pathology exchange." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-based method and apparatus facilitate exchange of pathology studies enabling primary and secondary pathological diagnoses. A study consists of lower-resolution images, references to the corresponding higher-resolution images, associated image metadata, study metadata and patient metadata. The studies are exchanged from one organization (hospital, practice, or individual physician) to another organization through a set of interconnected dispatcher services. In a cloud model, a plurality of dispatchers may be connected through a Global Dispatcher, both facilitating the addition of new organizations to the cloud and allowing for the addressing of studies from any organization in the cloud to any organization, group or individual in the cloud. Efficiency in diagnosis is improved through the addressing of a study to a plurality of qualified recipients, as the first recipient with an appropriate, available resource may review and provide a diagnosis for the study." The patent application was filed on May 21, 2012 (13/476,891). 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=8,352,638&OS=8,352,638&RS=8,352,638 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Stragent Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Stragent, Longview, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,352,419) developed by Jonathan Monsarrat, Cambridge, Mass., for an "online marketplace for automatically extracted data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for automatically locating and data-typing information originating from many Web pages, and then collecting that information in a database. The database is then made available via an online data marketplace which allows users from different organizations to buy and sell related data, associated advertisements, and access to the communities of end-users who may also view advertisements and make purchases." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2011 (13/172,771). 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=83,52,419.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,419&RS=PN/83,52,419 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Massachusetts Institute of Technology Assigned Patent for Combinational Stochastic Logic ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,352,384) developed by Vikash Kumar Mansinghka, Cambridge, Mass., and Eric Michael Jonas, Cambridge, Mass., for a combinational stochastic logic.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Circuits that solve stochastic problems and techniques for operating them. These natively stochastic circuits may produce samples from probability distributions of interest for particular stochastic problems, and may be combined together in any suitable way to yield potential solutions to stochastic problems. In some implementations, the stochastic circuits may generate samples from conditional probability distributions conditioned on input data provided to the stochastic circuits. The circuits may be constructed from multiple interconnected stochastic subcircuits such that a circuit may produce a sample from a joint probability distribution, or from a marginal distribution of a joint distribution. These circuits may be used to implement stochastic sampling algorithms to solve stochastic processes, and may include stochastic subcircuits that operate concurrently." The patent application was filed on March 4, 2009 (12/397,754). 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=83,52,384.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,384&RS=PN/83,52,384 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Yahoo! Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,466) developed by Rosie Jones, Cambridge, Mass., Fernando Diaz, Montreal, and Ahmed Hassan Awadallah, Ann Arbor, Mich., for a "system and method of geo-based prediction in search result selection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method is disclosed for determining a prediction measurement, or measure, using geo-spatial information which can be used to determine whether or not to include type of information in search results. The prediction measurement comprises a measure of the likelihood that an item of the type of information for which the prediction measure is determined will be selected, or clicked on, by a user, if the item of the type of information is included in the search result. Without limitation, one such information type is news." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2008 (12/341,327). 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=83,52,466.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,466&RS=PN/83,52,466 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Carbonite Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Carbonite, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,352,430) developed by Robert Myhill, Boston, and Jeffry C. Flowers, Marblehead, Mass., for a "file storage system to support high data rates." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of creating a backup copy of a plurality of files is provided. A block of memory having a predetermined memory size is allocated at a first device. A first header including an identifier of a file of the plurality of files received from a second device is defined. The first header is written to the allocated block of memory. A second header including the identifier of the file is defined. The second header and the file are written to the allocated block of memory. The process of defining the second header and writing the second header and the file to the allocated block of memory is repeated for each file of the plurality of files. The allocated block of memory is copied to a third device after processing each of the plurality of files." The patent application was filed on Nov. 6, 2009 (12/614,080). 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=83,52,430.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,430&RS=PN/83,52,430 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Massachusetts Institute of Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,352,385) developed by Benjamin I. Rapoport, New York, Rahul Sarpeshkar, Arlington, Mass., and Woradorn Wattanapanitch, Cambridge, Mass., for a "low-power analog-circuit architecture for decoding neural signals." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A microchip for performing a neural decoding algorithm is provided. The microchip is implemented using ultra-low power electronics. Also, the microchip includes a tunable neural decodable filter implemented using a plurality of amplifiers, a plurality of parameter learning filters, a multiplier, a gain and time-constant biasing circuits; and analog memory. The microchip, in a training mode, learns to perform an optimized translation of a raw neural signal received from a population of cortical neurons into motor control parameters. The optimization being based on a modified gradient descent least square algorithm wherein update for a given parameter in a filter is proportional to an averaged product of an error in the final output that the filter affects and a filtered version of its input. The microchip, in an operational mode, issues commands to controlling a device using learned mappings." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2008 (12/127,380). 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=83,52,385.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,385&RS=PN/83,52,385 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** NetApp Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- NetApp, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,437) developed by four co-inventors for a volume format conversion. The co-inventors are Stanley Luke, Stow, Mass., Nils Wygant, Nashua, N.H., Aamir Rashid, Sharon, Mass., and Ravikanth Dronamraju, Pleasanton, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Data-storage volumes, such as a file system on a storage system, may utilize a particular operating system format. Converting a data-storage volume to a different format may be desirable at times. However, this can be time consuming and resource intensive if data needs to be copied. Accordingly, substantially copying-free, in-place conversion of a data-storage volume from a first format to a second format is provided herein. In one embodiment, a data-storage volume may be converted from a first format to a second format while the data-storage volume is mounted and/or without copying data within the data-storage volume to a separate data-storage volume. Before conversion, features associated with the first format and the second format may be compared to detect incompatibilities that may result from conversion. During conversion, access to the data-storage volume may be blocked. Upon successful conversion, various post conversion operations may be performed." The patent application was filed on Sept. 16, 2011 (13/234,787). 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=83,52,437.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,437&RS=PN/83,52,437 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** EMC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,352,439) developed by five co-inventors for a "database verification following database write." The co-inventors are Terry Seto Lee, Arcadia, Calif., Arieh Don, Newton, Mass., Xiali He, South Grafton, Mass., Philip E. Tamer, Westboro, Mass., and Alexandr Veprinsky, Brookline, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for processing a write instruction for writing data to a database stored on a logical device includes obtaining first and second addresses that specify the location of the data in respective first and second address spaces. A third address corresponding to an expected location of the data record in the first address space is then calculated. On the basis of a comparison between the first address and the third address, a determination is made as to whether to execute the write instruction." The patent application was filed on June 3, 2004 (10/861,830). 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=83,52,439.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,439&RS=PN/83,52,439 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** EMC Assigned Patent for Continuous Data Reduction for Highly Available Synchronous Mirrors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,352,435) developed by Richard P. Ruef, Santa Cruz, Calif., Uday K. Gupta, Westford, Mass., and Chris D. Youngworth, San Jose, Calif., for a "continuous data reduction for highly available synchronous mirrors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a synchronous remote mirroring system, as a host computer writes data to primary storage in a primary data storage system, remote copy data is transferred from the primary data storage system to a secondary storage system in which secondary storage is maintained as a remote mirror of the primary storage. The primary data storage system performs data reduction upon the remote copy data prior to transmitting the remote copy data in a reduced to the secondary data storage system. The secondary data storage system returns an acknowledgement of receipt of the remote copy data upon receipt of the remote copy data in the reduced form, and later reverses the data reduction upon the remote copy data in the reduced form to produce data written to the secondary storage to maintain the secondary storage as the remote mirror of the primary storage." The patent application was filed on March 17, 2011 (13/050,905). 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=83,52,435.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,435&RS=PN/83,52,435 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** EMC Assigned Patent for Scalable and Secure High-level Storage Access for Cloud Computing Platforms ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,352,941) developed by Boris Protopopov, Acton, Mass., and Jurgen Leschner, Cambridge, Mass., for a "scalable and secure high-level storage access for cloud computing platforms." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An untrusted component exposing a high level storage object interface within an untrusted client virtual machine accepts application level storage object operations. Responsive to a storage object operation, the untrusted component passes a message through the underlying hypervisor to an associated trusted component. The trusted component processes the message by authenticating the client virtual machine and locating an internal mapping between the client virtual machine and an associated customer-specific set of backend storage resources to which the requested storage object operation is to be applied. The trusted component uses a trust relationship with the backend storage system to securely communicate the storage object operation to the backend storage system, and passes the operation results through the hypervisor back to the untrusted component in the source client virtual machine from which the storage object request originated." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2009 (12/493,295). 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=8,352,941&OS=8,352,941&RS=8,352,941 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for SQL Queries for Simple Network Management Protocol Management Information Base Tables ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,459) developed by David Joel Pennell Sr., Dripping Springs, Texas, and Alexander Pikovsky, Lexington, Mass., for "SQL queries for simple network management protocol management information base tables." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for optimizing SQL queries for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Information Base (MIB) tables. An SNMP client receives a source query defined in structured query language to access data stored in one or more MIB tables. The SNMP client parses the source query into one or more queries and sub-queries and applies sets of optimization rules and heuristics to the source query to generate a query execution plan for each set of optimization rules and heuristics applied to the source query. The SNMP client selects an optimal query execution plan from the generated query execution plans and rewrites the source query as a SNMP-based query using the optimization rules and heuristics specified in the optimal query execution plan. The SNMP-based query may then be used to retrieve the data requested by the source query without performing a full query scan of the MIB tables." The patent application was filed on July 23, 2009 (12/508,062). 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=83,52,459.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,459&RS=PN/83,52,459 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** EMC Assigned Patent for Fine-grain Policy-based Snapshots ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,352,431) developed by four co-inventors for fine-grain policy-based snapshots. The co-inventors are Boris V. Protopopov, Acton, Mass., Arkady Kanevsky, Swampscott, Mass., Jurgen Leschner, Lexington, Mass., and Rossen Dimitrov, Nashua, N.H.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Providing a snapshot copy of data includes selectively collecting a plurality of data objects based on evaluation of a predicate associated with each of the data objects and performing a snapshot operation in connection with modifying at least one of the plurality of data objects. The snapshot operation may be performed prior to modifying the at least one of the plurality of data objects. The snapshot operation may be a copy on write operation. Providing a snapshot copy of data may also include providing a data structure that maintains a plurality of snapshot instances. The data structure may be a table. Each of the snapshot instances may include at least one of: an object set description, a timestamp indicating when the snapshot was initiated, a snapshot name and a handling policy." The patent application was filed on March 25, 2010 (12/661,894). 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=83,52,431.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,431&RS=PN/83,52,431 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Bullhorn Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Bullhorn, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,352,406) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and systems for predicting job seeking behaviour." The co-inventors are Philip Costa, Cambridge, Mass., Leah Nicole Daniels, Framingham, Mass., Philip Chase Siebert, Boston, and Matthew Thomas Moore, Somerville, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the present invention analyze information available from social-media websites to predict the likelihood that a prospective candidate will become an active recruitement candidate." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2011 (13/289,168). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,52,406.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,406&RS=PN/83,52,406 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Rockwell Automation Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Rockwell Automation Technologies, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,352,394) developed by Brian Kent Stephenson, Georgetown, Texas, David G. Hoch, Falmouth, Maine, and L. Paul Collete III, Westminster, Mass., for a "validation of laboratory test data based on predicted values of property-of-interest." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides novel techniques for validating laboratory data values for properties of interest of products produced by a process system. In particular, samples of the product may be sent to a laboratory testing facility, where laboratory testing procedures may be used to obtain the laboratory data values for the property of interest. The laboratory data values may be sent to a control system which includes a laboratory data validation module. The laboratory data validation module may be capable of validating the laboratory data values of the property of interest by comparing the laboratory data values of the property of interest with predicted values generated by a model. The model may be created using inputs such as laboratory and measured data values of the property of interest as well as laboratory and measured data values of other properties of the product. In particular, the laboratory data validation module may, in certain embodiments, include a laboratory data validation model, which may aid the validation of the laboratory data values of the property of interest." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2008 (12/242,670). 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=83,52,394.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,394&RS=PN/83,52,394 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Motorola Mobility Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,352,853) developed by eight co-inventors for a "composer circuit and method for encoding device independent multi-modal content." The co-inventors are Angela Chang, Cambridge, Mass., Michael E. Caine, Needham, Mass., Edward A. Hirsch, Roxbury, Mass., Conor P. O'Sullivan, Chicago, Joonwoo Park, Chicago, Roberto Tagliabue, Beaverton, Ore., Tadeo T. Toulis, Boston, and Lisa Y. Yong, San Francisco.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is provided for encoding device independent multi-modal content including an arrangement comprising one or more of a plurality of tokens, where each token corresponds to a standard predefined effect. The method includes defining a token for one or more standard predefined effects, wherein the token is adapted for being mapped to one or more effect producing elements in a target device. One or more tokens are then composed for playback together as an arrangement." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2005 (11/171,075). 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=8,352,853.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,853&RS=PN/8,352,853 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** MathWorks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- MathWorks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,352,505) developed by Girish Venkataramani, Boston, and Partha Biswas, Framingham, Mass., for "identification of resource sharing patterns through isomorphic subtree enumeration." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments relate to a system and method for identifying common patterns of use of resources. The resource usage patterns may be specified using a tree structure, and identifying common resource use patterns may involve identifying isomorphic subtrees between two or more trees. Isomorphic subtree identification may be accomplished by converting trees into key-based representation and analyzing the key-based representation to identify common patterns within the key-based representation." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2009 (12/425,207). 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=8,352,505&OS=8,352,505&RS=8,352,505 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** F5 Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- F5 Networks, Seattle, has been assigned a patent (8,352,785) developed by Jonathan Case Nicklin, Newburgh, Mass., and Harald Skardal, Nashua, N.H., for "methods for generating a unified virtual snapshot and systems thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, computer readable medium, and system for generating a unified virtual snapshot in accordance with embodiments of the present invention includes invoking with a file virtualization system a capture of a plurality of physical snapshots. Each of the physical snapshots comprises content at a given point in time in one of the plurality of data storage systems. A unified virtual snapshot is generated with the file virtualization system based on the captured plurality of the physical snapshots." The patent application was filed on Dec. 12, 2008 (12/334,281). 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=8,352,785.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,785&RS=PN/8,352,785 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,352,591) developed by Jay J. Lee, San Ramon, Calif., and Vishnu Shukla, Dover, Mass., for a "presence network agent in IMS networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system determines presence updates associated with presence user agents (PUAs), where the presence updates indicate changes in a presence status associated with each of the PUAs. The system further determines an application type associated with each of the PUAs and routes the presence updates to respective presence network agents (PNAs) based on the determined application type." The patent application was filed on March 16, 2009 (12/404,567). 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=8,352,591&OS=8,352,591&RS=8,352,591 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Juniper Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,602) developed by eight co-inventors for "arrangements and methods for access to stored data." The co-inventors are Muriel Medard, Belmont, Mass., Mark Aikens, Hudson, Mass., Louis M. Colon Jr., Bolton, Mass., James M. Hurley, Boxborough, Mass., Michael Kilian, Harvard, Mass., Matthew McShane, Upton, Mass., Michael Warres, Arlington, Mass., and Robert W. Scheifler, Somerville, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An access server generates a handshake with storage servers resulting in more rapid access to the stored data, for example, video data, by a user. The handshake also results in load balancing effects." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2010 (12/827,154). 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=8,352,602&OS=8,352,602&RS=8,352,602 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Combining Write Buffer with Dynamically Adjustable Flush Metrics ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,685) developed by eight co-inventors for a "combining write buffer with dynamically adjustable flush metrics." The co-inventors are Peter J. Bannon, Concord, Mass., Andrew J. Beaumont-Smith, Cambridge, Mass., Ramesh Gunna, San Jose, Calif., Wei-han Lien, San Jose, Calif., Brian P. Lilly, San Francisco, Jaidev P. Patwardhan, Sunnyvale, Calif., Shih-Chieh R. Wen, San Jose, Calif., and Tse-Yu Yeh, Cupertino, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In an embodiment, a combining write buffer is configured to maintain one or more flush metrics to determine when to transmit write operations from buffer entries. The combining write buffer may be configured to dynamically modify the flush metrics in response to activity in the write buffer, modifying the conditions under which write operations are transmitted from the write buffer to the next lower level of memory. For example, in one implementation, the flush metrics may include categorizing write buffer entries as "collapsed." A collapsed write buffer entry, and the collapsed write operations therein, may include at least one write operation that has overwritten data that was written by a previous write operation in the buffer entry. In another implementation, the combining write buffer may maintain the threshold of buffer fullness as a flush metric and may adjust it over time based on the actual buffer fullness." The patent application was filed on Aug. 20, 2010 (12/860,505). 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=8,352,685.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,685&RS=PN/8,352,685 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Advanced Micro Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Advanced Micro Devices, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,352,688) developed by six co-inventors for "preventing unintended loss of transactional data in hardware transactional memory systems." The co-inventors are Jaewoong Chung, Bellevue, Wash., David S. Christie, Austin, Texas, Michael P. Hohmuth, Dresden, Germany, Stephan Diestelhorst, Dresden, Germany, Martin T. Pohlack, Dresden, Germany, and Luke Yen, Ayer, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus are disclosed for implementing early release of speculatively read data in a hardware transactional memory system. A processing core comprises a hardware transactional memory system configured to receive an early release indication for a specified word of a group of words in a read set of an active transaction. The early release indication comprises a request to remove the specified word from the read set. In response to the early release request, the processing core removes the group of words from the read set only after determining that no word in the group other than the specified word has been speculatively read during the active transaction." The patent application was filed on Nov. 15, 2010 (12/946,743). 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=8,352,688.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,688&RS=PN/8,352,688 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,776) developed by four co-inventors for "facilitating persistence of routing states." The co-inventors are Andrei Agapi, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Richard A. Payne, Wokingham, United Kingdom, Robert M. Broberg, Berwyn, Pa., and John A. DeNisco, Malden, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In certain embodiments, replicating data elements includes calculating a key value for a data element. The key value is calculated from at least a part of content of the first data element. K computing elements are automatically selected from X computing element nodes according to the key value and a mapping schema. K is a greater than 2 and less than X. The computing element nodes each include computer-readable memory embodied within one or more routers. K replications of the data element are automatically written to the computer-readable memory of the K computing element nodes." The patent application was filed on April 2, 2010 (12/753,520). 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=8,352,776.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,776&RS=PN/8,352,776 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** CISCO TECHNOLOGY Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- CISCO TECHNOLOGY, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,725) developed by James W. O'Toole Jr., Somerville, Mass., for a "method and apparatus for managing secure communications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device for managing secure communications by examining message packets to detect and control the use of encryption keys noninvasively examines an incoming message packet according to typical cryptographic protocols and sequences. If an incoming packet exhibits the use of an encryption key, such as via IKEP, IPsec, or PPTP, the device processes the packet to attempt to find the corresponding encryption key. The device compares the key to a list of known suspect keys to determine a blocked status. If the key is not on the list, a sequence of authorization rules concerning prohibited key usage attempts to determine a result. The authorization rules examine available keying attributes from the message packet, possibly via a remote server, and compute an indication concerning key usage. If the authorization rules are still undeterministic of usage of the key, the device uses a default action. The default action indicates whether to allow or block usage of the key until a deterministic response indicates the key status." The patent application was filed on April 21, 2003 (10/419,484). 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=8,352,725.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,725&RS=PN/8,352,725 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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