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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Washington (Jan. 24)
[January 24, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Washington (Jan. 24)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Washington.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Computing Navigation Device with Enhanced Route Directions View ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,359,157) developed by Joseph Figueroa, Kirkland, Wash., for a "computing navigation device with enhanced route directions view." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods and a graphical user interface are provided for enhancing a computing navigation device route directions view. A system is disclosed including a computing navigation device configured to identify a route for travel. The route includes one or more geographic locations along the route. The computing navigation device is further configured to receive media from a media service via a computer network, wherein each media includes associated geographic information indicating that the media relates to the one or more geographic locations. The computing navigation device is further configured to display the media in a route directions view of a graphical user interface." The patent application was filed on April 7, 2008 (12/099,130). 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=8,359,157&OS=8,359,157&RS=8,359,157 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hydro-Aire Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Hydro-Aire, Burbank, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,147) developed by John Gowan, Edmonds, Wash., and Gary DeVlieg, Bellevue, Wash., for an "antiskid control unit and data collection system for vehicle braking system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wheel speed transducer including a magnetic device associated with a wheel and a sensor device associated with the axle of the wheel provides data indicative of the velocity of the wheel. A processor located at the axle receives the wheel speed data and processes it to perform antiskid control functions. The velocity data is stored in a data concentrator also associated with the axle. A tire pressure sensor, a brake temperature sensor and a brake torque sensor, each associated with the wheel, send data to the processor at the axle, for storage in the data concentrator. A transmitting antenna associated with the axle and in communication with the data concentrator transmits stored data to a receiving antenna associated with the wheel. A data port at the wheel and in communication with the receiving antenna provides an interface to an external device for receiving the data." The patent application was filed on June 28, 2011 (13/171,433). 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=8,359,147&OS=8,359,147&RS=8,359,147 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Mobility II Assigned Patent for One Button Access to Network Services from a Remote Control Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- AT&T Mobility II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,359,069) developed by David W. Holmes, Sammamish, Wash., for "one button access to network services from a remote control device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods of accessing a network-based communication service provide for generating a dialing request at a remote control device based on user input. A dialing signal is transmitted toward a mobile communication device based on the request, where the dialing signal instructs the mobile communication device to access the network-based communication service. Communication services can enable a user to use information retrieval at a network server as well as use number dialing at the network server. In one example, the dialing signal is transmitted according to a Bluetooth standard." The patent application was filed on Aug. 27, 2009 (12/548,962). 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=8,359,069&OS=8,359,069&RS=8,359,069 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** Medtronic Assigned Patent for Extravascular Arrhythmia Induction ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Medtronic, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,359,094) developed by five co-inventors for an extravascular arrhythmia induction. The co-inventors are Matthew David Bonner, Plymouth, Minn., Kevin Patrick Kuehn, Shoreview, Minn., Vladimir Pavlovich Nikolski, Blaine, Minn., Joseph L. Sullivan, Kirkland, Wash., and William John Havel, Maple Grove, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cardiac arrhythmia may be induced by delivering a sequence of pulses to a patient via one or more extravascular electrodes. In one example, one or more pacing pulses may be delivered to a patient via an extravascular electrode and a shock pulse may be delivered to the patient the extravascular electrode. In some examples, the pacing pulses and the shock pulse may be generated with energy from a common energy storage module and without interim charging of the module. For example, the pacing and shock pulses may be generated as the energy storage module dissipates. In another example, a cardiac arrhythmia may be induced in a patient by delivering a burst of pulses to a patient via an extravascular electrode. In some cases, the burst of pulses may be generated with energy from a common energy storage module and without interim charging of the energy storage module." The patent application was filed on July 31, 2008 (12/183,486). 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=8,359,094&OS=8,359,094&RS=8,359,094 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** FutureWei Technologies, AT&T Mobility II Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- FutureWei Technologies, Plano, Texas, and AT&T Mobility II, Atlanta, have been assigned a patent (8,358,647) developed by Kaniz Mahdi, Carrollton, Texas, and Hugh Shieh, Sammamish, Wash., for a "system and method for provision of IMS based services for legacy CS UE with home node B access." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for allowing legacy circuit switched user equipment (CS UE) to operate via a packet-switch system, such as an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) system, is provided. The mobility and session control aspects of communications with a legacy CS UE is separated. A user agent is placed in the receiving node (e.g., a home node B) that acts as the SIP agent for the CS UE for session control. An interworking function is provided to allow mobility between the macro CS network and the PS (e.g., IMS) network." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2009 (12/486,645). 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=83,58,647.PN.&OS=PN/83,58,647&RS=PN/83,58,647 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Mobility II Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Efficient Sharing of Communication System Resources ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- AT&T Mobility II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,358,632) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for efficient sharing of communication system resources." The co-inventors are Kevin M. Boyd, Issaquah, Wash., Salvador Garcia Jr., Redmond, Wash., Eamonn Gormley, Seattle, and Anh Nguyen, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for accessing a reverse channel for communication from a remote unit to a base station is disclosed. The method includes waiting a random period of time in response to determining that the reverse channel is available at a first time. The method also includes monitoring a forward channel after expiration of the random period of time to determine whether the reverse channel is available at a second time. The method further includes transmitting a first portion of data on the reverse channel in response to determining that the reverse channel is available at the second time." The patent application was filed on Dec. 28, 2009 (12/648,017). 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=83,58,632.PN.&OS=PN/83,58,632&RS=PN/83,58,632 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Federated Implicit Search ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,359,311) developed by four co-inventors for a federated implicit search. The co-inventors are Kuansan Wang, Bellevue, Wash., Emre M. Kiciman, Seattle, Bo-June Hsu, Woodinville, Wash., and Chun-Kai Wang, Bellevue, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A resource selection system is described for assisting a user in performing a task that includes multiple actions. At each stage of the task, the system presents a set resources from which the user may select to perform a subsequent action in the task. The system implicitly selects the set of resources based on context information that identifies the user's current informational needs. For example, the context information may be derived from textual information that is being presented on a user device, which the user is presumed to be viewing at the current time. In one implementation, the system selects the set of resources by computing language models for respective domains and respective entities. The system uses the language models to determine the relevance of the context information to each of the domains. The system then selects resources associated with domains that have been assessed as relevant." The patent application was filed on June 1, 2010 (12/791,000). 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=8,359,311&OS=8,359,311&RS=8,359,311 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Optic having a Cladding ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,358,901) developed by Timothy Andrew Large, Bellevue, Wash., for an "optic having a cladding." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various embodiments of wedge-shaped light guide optics are disclosed. One embodiment comprises a wedge-shaped light guide having opposing first and second faces and includes a material having a first refractive index. The first face of the wedge-shaped light guide supports a cladding layer having a second refractive index less than the first refractive index. The optic further comprises a turning film bonded to the cladding layer via an interface layer. The interface layer has a third refractive index matched to the first refractive index." The patent application was filed on May 28, 2009 (12/474,014). 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=8,358,901.PN.&OS=PN/8,358,901&RS=PN/8,358,901 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Boeing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,359,026) developed by Michael de La Chapelle, Bellevue, Wash., and Dave W. Bogart, Renton, Wash., for an "RF signal feed through method and apparatus for shielded aircraft fuselage." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for selectively enabling and disabling wireless connectivity between cellular or PDA users on-board commercial aircraft having a shielded fuselage, and remotely located wireless access points, while the aircraft is at an airport or airfield. The system and method does not require access to an on-board LAN system of the aircraft. The system includes one or more antennae disposed in the cabin area of the aircraft that are coupled via an RF switch with an exterior antenna mounted on an exterior of the fuselage. The RF switch is controlled by a switch control subsystem, and enables or disables communication between the interior antennae and the exterior antenna. The exterior antenna is connected to the switch via a conductor that extends through the shielding of the aircraft. When the RF switch is in the closed position, cellular or PDA users can connect through the interior antennae and the exterior antenna directly to remotely located wireless access points." The patent application was filed on May 24, 2006 (11/440,301). 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=8,359,026.PN.&OS=PN/8,359,026&RS=PN/8,359,026 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,037) developed by Shantidev Mohanty, Santa Clara, Calif., Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Beaverton, Ore., and Shailender Timiri, Vancouver, Wash., for an adaptive sleep area.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for determining a sleep area of a sleep group in a wireless communications network based on a value of a dynamically changing communication characteristic. In various embodiments, a sleep area may be determined to reduce resource use in a wireless communication network supporting a sleep mode of a mobile station. In one embodiment, the sleep area may be determined based on a speed of a mobile station." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2008 (12/165,438). 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=8,359,037.PN.&OS=PN/8,359,037&RS=PN/8,359,037 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Remote User Interface Raster Segment Motion Detection and Encoding ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,358,879) developed by Brian McDowell, Woodinville, Wash., for a "remote user interface raster segment motion detection and encoding." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Raster segment commands are generated by a delta encoder and are encoded for raster segments detected to have moved in the current frame with respect to a location of the raster segment in a previous frame. Raster segment motion commands are stored in a queue and, when written, copy a raster segment into the current frame from a previous payload or cache. When written from the queue to a payload, raster segment motion commands are applied to a copy of the current frame maintained at the server using a copy of the previous payload sent. When copying a raster segment from a raster segment cache, a raster segment cache command retrieves identified raster segment data from the raster segment cache and copies the raster segment into a particular location in the current frame at the client. The raster segment commands are sent to a client via a payload to copy a raster segment from a previous payload into the current frame at the client or from a raster segment cache to the current frame." The patent application was filed on Dec. 13, 2011 (13/324,909). 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=8,358,879.PN.&OS=PN/8,358,879&RS=PN/8,358,879 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Coordinated Output of Messages and Content ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,358,909) developed by James F. Allard, Seattle, for a "coordinated output of messages and content." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data stream is provided to a user in which a number of data streams may be integrated together at proper times within the data streams. For example, a first data stream may be displayed for a user while a second data stream may be received. The second data stream may be determined to contain data content corresponding to the first data stream in a particular temporal relationship. Based on a determination of various parameters or characteristics of the first and/or second data stream, the second data stream may be integrated into or combined with the first data stream at a desired time point within the first data stream to create a combination data stream. The combination data stream may be presented to the user." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2008 (12/037,907). 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=8,358,909.PN.&OS=PN/8,358,909&RS=PN/8,358,909 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Resolving Recording Conflicts ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,358,913) developed by Joshua Gustafson, Bothell, Wash., Mark Schwesinger, Bellevue, Wash., and Jessica Zahn, Renton, Wash., for resolving recording conflicts.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and methods of incrementally updating a recording schedule in response to changes in user requests and changes in availability of requested content. Changes to the recording schedule may be prompted by a user request to record new content, a change in the parameters of an existing request, removal of a request, and the like. Before changing the recording schedule, an algorithm generates new possible recording schedules by combining recording assignments for a given program with the existing recording schedule. In one embodiment, the algorithm reduces the new possible recording schedules to a final recording schedule and applies the final recording schedule to a digital recording device. In another embodiment, the final recording schedule is presented to a user for approval before the schedule is applied to the digital recording device." The patent application was filed on Feb. 29, 2008 (12/040,755). 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=8,358,913.PN.&OS=PN/8,358,913&RS=PN/8,358,913 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,358,975) developed by five co-inventors for "signaling over cellular networks to reduce the Wi-Fi energy consumption of mobile devices." The co-inventors are Paramvir Bahl, Issaquah, Wash., Alastair Wolman, Seattle, Ranveer Chandra, Kirkland, Wash., Kevin Chin, Bellevue, Wash., and Yuvraj Agarwal, San Diego.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for increasing the battery life on a mobile device by decreasing the energy consumption of the mobile device's wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) interface are described. In one embodiment, the mobile device's Wi-Fi interface is automatically disabled when the device is not engaged. When the device receives a wake up call from a server via its Cellular interface, the Wi-Fi interface is enabled if the device answers the wake up call and the Wi-Fi interface is available. Using its Wi-Fi interface, the mobile device then connects to an IP-based network via a Wi-Fi access point." The patent application was filed on Dec. 26, 2007 (11/964,173). 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=8,358,975.PN.&OS=PN/8,358,975&RS=PN/8,358,975 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,336) developed by Geeta Arora, Union City, Calif., Magdi Morsi, Redmond, Wash., and Rajendra S. Pingte, Foster City, Calif., for "interpreting remote objects at a local site." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for receiving objects is provided. Embodiments provide for receiving, from a source database server, at a target database server, an object. If the object type of the object is involved in an inheritance hierarchy, then the target database server inspects the object to determine a source identifier that identifies to a source database server the object type associated with the object. The target database determines a target identifier that identifies to the target database server the object type associated with the object based on a mapping that associates source identifiers to target identifiers. Alternately, if the object type of the object is not involved in an inheritance hierarchy, then the target database server inspects the object to determine a set of characteristics of the object. The target database server determines the target identifier for the object based on the characteristics of the object." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2004 (10/949,102). 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=8,359,336&OS=8,359,336&RS=8,359,336 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Invention Science Fund I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- -- Invention Science Fund I, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,358,976) developed by six co-inventors for a "wireless device with an aggregate user interface for controlling other devices." The co-inventors are Edward K.Y. Jung, Bellevue, Wash., Royce A. Levien, Lexington, Mass., Robert W. Lord, Seattle, Mark A. Malamud, Seattle, John D. Rinaldo Jr., Bellevue, Wash., and Lowell L. Wood Jr., Bellevue, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus, device, methods, computer program product, and system make a determination that a wireless device is in proximity to at least one secondary wireless device, and determine an aggregate user interface on the wireless device based on the determination." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2010 (12/798,261). 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=8,358,976.PN.&OS=PN/8,358,976&RS=PN/8,358,976 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Inline Data Correlation and Hierarchical Datasets ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,359,308) developed by Christopher A. Hays, Monroe, Wash., Robert M. Bruckner, Redmond, Wash., and John H. Vulner, Kirkland, Wash., for an "inline data correlation and hierarchical datasets." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Architecture which provides that certain data-bound objects in the report can be configured by the report author to use data from a specific query result rather than take data from the containing data bound object. The report author defines a relationship between the data in the contained object and the data in the container, allowing instances of the descendant object to be correlated with instances of the ancestor object. This relationship can be either explicit with join conditions or implicit due to an intrinsic hierarchical relationship between the query results." The patent application was filed on April 1, 2010 (12/752,168). 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=8,359,308&OS=8,359,308&RS=8,359,308 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Mobility II Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- AT&T Mobility II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,358,766) developed by Jack E. Denenberg, Sammamish, Wash., for "operating a directory assistance call center based upon directory assistance database and caller ID data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method is provided to operate a directory assistance call center based upon data stored in a directory assistance database and a line information database (LIDB). A caller can access a directory assistance call center to request phone listing information about a particular party. The directory assistance call center can send a query to a directory assistance database for the requested information. Moreover, if the requested information is not found, then the directory assistance call center can send a query to a LIDB or CNAM database provider. The LIDB or CNAM database provider can forward the query to a local LIDB or CNAM database and to other remote LIDB or CNAM database providers to find the requested information." The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2006 (11/463,716). 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=8,358,766&OS=8,358,766&RS=8,358,766 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cadence Design Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Cadence Design Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,358,828) developed by four co-inventors for an "interpolation of irregular data in a finite-dimensional metric space in lithographic simulation." The co-inventors are Srini Doddi, Fremont, Calif., Junjiang Lei, Bellevue, Wash., Kuang-Hao Lay, Mountain View, Calif., and Weiping Fang, Fremont, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, and computer program product for preprocessing a pattern in a library of patterns and querying a preprocessed library of patterns are disclosed. Embodiments for querying a preprocessed library of patterns are disclosed for determining a distance between the representation for the first pattern and the representation for the second pattern, determining whether the distance between the representation for the first pattern and the representation for the second pattern is within the range for the first pattern, and transforming the second pattern with the transformation matrix to provide information about the second pattern. Embodiments for preprocessing a pattern in a library of patterns are disclosed for determining a transformation matrix for the first pattern, determining a range for the first pattern, wherein a distance between a representation for a first pattern and a representation for a second pattern is within the range and the second pattern can be transformed with the transformation matrix to provide information about the second pattern, and associating the range and the transformation matrix with the first pattern." The patent application was filed on Dec. 28, 2007 (11/966,920). 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=8,358,828&OS=8,358,828&RS=8,358,828 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** University of Washington Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- The University of Washington, Seattle, has been assigned a patent (8,358,808) developed by Yegor Malinovskiy, Shoreline, Wash., Yinhai Wang, Seattle, and Yao-Jan Wu, Charlottesville, Va., for a "video-based vehicle detection and tracking using spatio-temporal maps." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for detecting and tracking objects, such as motor vehicles, within video data. The systems and method analyze video data, for example, to count objects, determine object speeds, and track the path of objects without relying on the detection and identification of background data within the captured video data. The detection system uses one or more scan lines to generate a spatio-temporal map. A spatio-temporal map is a time progression of a slice of video data representing a history of pixel data corresponding to a scan line. The detection system detects objects in the video data based on intersections of lines within the spatio-temporal map. Once the detection system has detected an object, the detection system may record the detection for counting purposes, display an indication of the object in association with the video data, determine the speed of the object, etc." The patent application was filed on Jan. 10, 2011 (12/987,854). 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=8,358,808&OS=8,358,808&RS=8,358,808 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Siemens Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Siemens, Iselin, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,358,806) developed by four co-inventors for a "fast crowd segmentation using shape indexing." The co-inventors are Lan Dong, Shanghai, China, Vasudev Parameswaran, Dayton, N.J., Visvanathan Ramesh, Plainsboro, N.J., and Imad Zoghlami, Issaquah, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for performing crowd segmentation includes receiving video image data (S21). Background differencing is performed on the received video image data to identify a foreground silhouette shape (S22). Approximate number and position of human subjects within the received video image data are determined by matching the foreground silhouette shape against a set of predetermined foreground silhouette shapes, for each of which a number and position of human subjects is known (S28). The estimated number and position of the human subjects is refined to determine a final number and position of the human subjects (S27)." The patent application was filed on Aug. 1, 2008 (12/184,685). 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=8,358,806&OS=8,358,806&RS=8,358,806 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Aspect Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Aspect Software, Chelmsford, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,358,774) developed by Judith Laughlin, Covington, Wash., Mark Michelson, Elburn, Ill., and Roger A. Sumner, Batavia, Ill., for an "enterprise-wide occupancy based routing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus are provided for routing a contact with a client to one of a plurality of automatic contact distributors, each having a plurality of agents, by a network router. The method includes the step of determining by each automatic contact distributor of the plurality of automatic contact distributors a largest relative difference between a target occupancy and actual occupancy of each agent among the plurality of agents of the automatic contact distributor and for each contact type processed by the automatic contact distributor. The method further includes the steps of each of the plurality of automatic contact distributors transferring a value of the determined, largest relative difference for each contact type to the network router, the network router detecting a contact, the network router determining a contact type of the detected contact and the network router routing the detected contact to an automatic contact distributor of the plurality of automatic contact distributors that provided a largest relative difference for the determined contact type among the plurality of automatic contact distributors." The patent application was filed on May 12, 2005 (11/128,045). 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=8,358,774&OS=8,358,774&RS=8,358,774 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,358,855) developed by Rida Hamza, Maple Grove, Minn., Kwong Wing Au, Bloomington, Minn., and Santosh Mathan, Seattle, for "determining probabilities from compared covariance appearance models to detect objects of interest in images." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus are provided for recognizing particular objects of interest in a captured image. One or more salient features that are correlative to an object of interest are detected within a captured image. The captured image is segmented into one or more regions of interest that include a detected salient feature. A covariance appearance model is generated for each of the one or more regions of interest, and first and second comparisons are conducted. The first comparisons comprise comparing each of the generated covariance appearance models to a plurality of stored covariance appearance models, and the second comparisons comprise comparing each of the generated covariance appearance models to each of the other generated covariance appearance model. Based on the first and second comparisons, a determination is made as to whether each of the one or more detected salient features is a particular object of interest." The patent application was filed on July 8, 2009 (12/499,707). 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=8,358,855&OS=8,358,855&RS=8,358,855 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Rudolph Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Rudolph Technologies, Flanders, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,358,831) developed by Rodney Doe, Seattle, and John T. Strom, North Bend, Wash., for a probe mark inspection.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Probe mark inspection involves a recipe based on unique image characteristics or combinations of unique image characteristics. Result images are correlated with a reference created to determine which image characteristic or combination of image characteristics provides an improved contrast." The patent application was filed on Sept. 10, 2009 (12/556,910). 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=8,358,831&OS=8,358,831&RS=8,358,831 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Mobility II Assigned Patent for User Profile Based Speech to Text Conversion for Visual Voice Mail ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- AT&T Mobility II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,358,752) developed by Venson Shaw, Kirkland, Wash., and Robert Z. Evora, Douglasville, Ga., for a "user profile based speech to text conversion for visual voice mail." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Messages in a message system are converted from one format to another format in accordance with preferred message formats and/or conditions. Message formats can include text messages, multimedia messages, visual voicemail messages, and/or other audio/visual messages. Based on conditions such as recipient device location or velocity and a preferred message format a message can be converted into an appropriate transmission format and transmitted and/or communicated to the recipient in its appropriate format (e.g., text, multimedia, audio, etc. . . . )." The patent application was filed on Nov. 19, 2009 (12/622,163). 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=8,358,752&OS=8,358,752&RS=8,358,752 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Lightel Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Lightel Technologies, Renton, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,358,089) developed by Chungho Hsia, San Jose, Calif., and Pai-Sheng Shen, Bellevue, Wash., for a "solid-state lighting of a white light with tunable color temperatures." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A light-emitting diode (LED)-based solid-state device comprises a color mixing mechanism to dynamically change the correlated color temperature (CConn. of a white light. With different lumen proportions for white phosphor-coated LEDs and integrated red and green LEDs, the light mixtures can be located in any one of eight CCT quadrangles. In practice, CCTs of a white-light can be tuned in a continuous manner. Because all the possible light mixtures on the chromaticity diagram correspond to a line segment that overlays the Planckian locus within the eight CCT tolerance quadrangles, the effect of LED intensity fluctuations that may put the mixture out of white light region is reduced. Also, because the two additional LEDs that mix with the white phosphor-coated LEDs contribute to the overall spectral power distribution (SPD) that substantially matches the SPD of standard illuminants, a CRI of 80 can be reached." The patent application was filed on May 8, 2010 (12/776,384). 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=8,358,089&OS=8,358,089&RS=8,358,089 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,358,691) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and apparatus for chatter reduction in video object segmentation using a variable bandwidth search region." The co-inventors are Jue Wang, Kenmore, Wash., David P. Simons, Seattle, Daniel M. Wilk, Seattle, and Xue Bai, Minneapolis.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for chatter reduction in video object segmentation using a variable bandwidth search region. A variable bandwidth search region generation method may be applied to a uniform search region to generate a variable bandwidth search region that reduces the search range for segmentation methods such as a graph cut method. The method may identify parts of the contour that are moving slowly, and reduce the search region bandwidth in those places to stabilize the segmentation. This method may determine a bandwidth for each of a plurality of local windows of an image according to an estimate of how much an object in the image has moved from a previous image. The method may blend the bandwidths for the plurality of local windows to generate a blended map. The method may then generate a variable bandwidth search region for an object according to the blended map." The patent application was filed on Aug. 30, 2010 (12/871,724). 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=8,358,691&OS=8,358,691&RS=8,358,691 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,358,693) developed by four co-inventors for "encoding visual data with computation scheduling and allocation." The co-inventors are Yan Lu, Beijing, Feng Wu, Beijing, and Wei Pu, Anhui, China, and Shipeng Li, Redmond, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Computation scheduling and allocation for visual communication is described. In one aspect, multiple frames of video data are encoded by allocating for at least a subset of inter-coded frames, on frame-by-frame basis, computational resources to encode the inter-coded frame. To this end, a computational budget to encode a current inter-coded frame is estimated. The estimate is based on the actual computational costs to encode a previous inter-coded frame of video data. Next, sets of operations associated with encoding the current inter-coded frame are analyzed to determine computational resources to implement the operations. If the computational resources exceed the computational budget, complexity of the operations is reduced until the associated computational resources are less than or equal to the computational budget. At this point, the current inter-coded frame is encoded using the operations and the computational budget. This process is repeated for the remaining inter-coded frames of video data." The patent application was filed on July 14, 2006 (11/457,705). 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=8,358,693&OS=8,358,693&RS=8,358,693 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Fluke Assigned Patent for Digital Multimeter having Remote Display with Automatic Communication Mode Switching ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Fluke, Everett, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,358,121) developed by Jeffrey C. Hudson, Snohomish, Wash., and Nathaniel J. Wetzel, Seattle, for a "digital multimeter having remote display with automatic communication mode switching." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multimeter comprising a base unit having at least one test lead terminal. A remote display unit separate from the base unit is also provided. The remote display unit has a display operative to show measured parameters. The multimeter further comprises communication circuitry operative to provide electrical communication between the base unit and the remote display unit. The communication circuitry provides electrical communication in a plurality of alternative communication modes. At least two of the alternative communication modes are preferably wireless communication modes." The patent application was filed on Jan. 21, 2009 (12/356,885). 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=8,358,121&OS=8,358,121&RS=8,358,121 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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