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Micron Systems Assigned Patent
[February 13, 2013]

Micron Systems Assigned Patent

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13 -- Micron Systems, Glen Rock, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,374,980) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for managing continued attention to distance-learning content." The co-inventors are David Wit, Larchmont, N.Y., Adam Stein, Jersey City, N.J., Larry Plasil, Wyckoff, N.J., and Jim Barako, Glen Rock, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Management of a user's continued attention to distance learning content using a general purpose computer having a central processing unit and an operating system configured to run multiple program applications concurrently. A memory stores the distance learning content. A distance learning module comprises code executable on the central processing unit, as one of the multiple program applications. The distance learning module presents the distance learning content to a user and is operable to interrupt a presentation of the distance learning content in response to prescribed events concerning another one of the multiple program applications. A method executing on a computer that an concurrently run multiple applications identifies events concerning an application other than the distance learning application, processes the identified events so as to identify a prescribed event among the identified events, and interrupts the presentation of the distance learning content in response to the prescribed event." The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2010 (12/853,624). The full-text of the patent can be found at Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,74,980.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,980&RS=PN/83,74,980 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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