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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Colorado (Feb. 14)
[February 14, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Colorado (Feb. 14)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Colorado.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Configuring Levels of Program/Erase Protection in Flash Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,375,189) developed by Shekoufeh Qawami, El Dorado Hills, Calif., Joel T. Jorgensen, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Geoffrey A. Gould, El Dorado Hills, Calif., for "configuring levels of program/erase protection in flash devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for configuring a memory device, such as a flash memory device, is herein described. Features/functional modules of a memory device, are selectable by a manufacturer, customer, or user. Instead of a manufacturer having to complete numerous redesigns of a memory product to meet multiple customer's special needs, a single all inclusive device is manufactured and the customized features are selected/configured, by the manufacturer, or by the customer themselves. By using one time programmable (OTP) flags, the features are enabled or disabled, by the manufacturer, customer, or user, and may potentially not be altered by a user later. Moreover, after configuring a memory device, a manufacturer, customer, or end user may also lock down a configuration module to ensure the configuration itself is not later intentionally or inadvertently altered." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2005 (11/322,680). 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=8,375,189.PN.&OS=PN/8,375,189&RS=PN/8,375,189 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Warsaw Orthopedic Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14 -- Warsaw Orthopedic, Warsaw, Ind., has been assigned a patent (8,374,673) developed by W. Keith Adcox, Memphis, Tenn., and Eric Ryterski, Louisville, Colo., for an "integrated surgical navigational and neuromonitoring system having automated surgical assistance and control." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention relates to an integrated surgical navigational and neuromonitoring system having automated surgical assistance and control. The integrated system provides real-time introperative assistance to a surgeon or other user. The integrated system can also automatically control neuromonitoring based on a position of a neuromonitoring probe." The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2007 (11/626,942). 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=8,374,673.PN.&OS=PN/8,374,673&RS=PN/8,374,673 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Vonage Network Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14 -- Vonage Network, Holmdel, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,374,106) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for group calling in an IP-based communication system." The co-inventors are Morgan Whitney, Denver, Lee Gonzales, Denver, John Mathew, Emerson, N.J., Michael Komitee, Hoboken, N.J., and Michael Decandia, Middletown, N.J.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Method and system for group calling in an IP-based communication system includes receiving an administrator identifier, receiving one or more invitee identifiers, initiating a first connection from a central location and initiating at least one or more second connections from the central location to join an administrator and at least one invitee. The administrator identifier and one or more invitee identifiers can be a telephone number or other identifiers associated with the communication system. To establish the group call, the administrator identifier and one or more invitee identifiers are received from the administrator. The first connection initiation is to the administrator and the second or more connection initiations are to the at least one invitee. System for making a group call includes a user interface adapted for use by the administrator, a database manager, a database, a load balancer and a group calling pool adapted for SIP-based group call setup." The patent application was filed on Dec. 16, 2008 (12/316,888). 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=83,74,106.PN.&OS=PN/83,74,106&RS=PN/83,74,106 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Mocapay Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14 -- Mocapay, Denver, has been assigned a patent (8,374,588) developed by Douglas J. Hurst, Boulder, Colo., for a "Method and system for sending marketing messages to mobile-device users from a mobile-commerce platform." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for sending marketing messages to mobile-device users from a mobile-commerce platform are described. In various illustrative embodiments, a marketing message is transmitted to a mobile-device user before, during, or after a transaction between the mobile-device user's mobile device and the mobile-commerce platform. The marketing message can be generated and timed based on rules input to the mobile-commerce platform by a merchant and can be based on historical transaction data associated with the mobile-device user, transaction parameters associated with a current or a most-recently-completed transaction involving the mobile-device user, a transaction type of a current or a most-recently-completed transaction involving the mobile-device user, or a combination thereof, depending on the particular embodiment." The patent application was filed on June 1, 2009 (12/475,746). 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=8,374,588.PN.&OS=PN/8,374,588&RS=PN/8,374,588 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Compass Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14 -- Compass Holdings, Centennial, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,374,627) developed by William Brant Howard, Parker, Colo., and James David Main II, Centennial, Colo., for a "method and system to transfer and to display location information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a method and system to display information about an object. The system includes a mobile device to relay information about an object to a location content provider. The location content provider formats the information into a visual representation and transmits the information to, one or more digital television provides. One or more of the digital television provides can forward the information to a recipient to display on the recipient's television." The patent application was filed on Feb. 17, 2010 (12/707,466). 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=8,374,627.PN.&OS=PN/8,374,627&RS=PN/8,374,627 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Apple Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,825) developed by five co-inventors for "personal items network, and associated methods." The co-inventors are Curtis A. Vock, Boulder, Colo., Burl W. Amsbury, Boulder, Colo., Paul Jonjak, Lafayette, Colo., Adrian F. Larkin, Essex, United Kingdom, and Perry Youngs, Boulder, Colo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2009 (12/428,186). 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=8,374,825&OS=8,374,825&RS=8,374,825 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Veeco Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14 -- Veeco Instruments, Woodbury, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,374,830) developed by Ikuya Kameyama, Fort Collins, Colo., and Daniel E. Siegfried, Fort Collins, Colo., for a "grid transparency and grid hole pattern control for ion beam uniformity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A design process for varying hole locations or sizes or both in an ion beam grid includes identifying a control grid to be modified; obtaining a change factor for the grid pattern; and using the change factor to generate a new grid pattern. The change factor is one or both of a hole location change factor or a hole diameter change factor. Also included is an ion beam grid having the characteristic of hole locations or sizes or both defined by a change factor modification of control grid hole locations or sizes or both." The patent application was filed on May 10, 2010 (12/777,034). 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=8,374,830&OS=8,374,830&RS=8,374,830 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** NEC Laboratories America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14 -- NEC Laboratories America, Princeton, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,374,840) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for feedback-guided test generation for cyber-physical systems using monte-carlo." The co-inventors are Sriram Sankaranarayanan, Boulder, Colo., Franjo Ivancic, Princeton, N.J., Aarti Gupta, Princeton, N.J., and Truong X. Nghiem, Philadelphia.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for generating test vectors includes generating traces of a system model or program stored in memory using a simulation engine. Simulated inputs are globally optimized using a fitness objective computed using a computer processing device. The simulation inputs are adjusted in accordance with feedback from the traces and fitness objective values by computing a distance between the fitness objective value and a reachability objective. Test input vectors are output based upon optimized fitness objective values associated with the simulated inputs to test the system model or program stored in memory." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2009 (12/578,855). 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=8,374,840&OS=8,374,840&RS=8,374,840 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Zonit Structured Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14 -- Zonit Structured Solutions, Boulder, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,374,729) developed by Steve Chapel, Iliff, Colo., and William Pachoud, Boulder, Colo., for "smart electrical outlets and associated networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A control system (300) allows recognized standard premise electrical outlets, for example NEMA, CEE and BS, among others to be remotely monitored and/or controlled, for example, to intelligently execute blackouts or brownouts or to otherwise remotely control electrical devices. The system (300) includes a number of smart receptacles (302) that communicate with a local controller (304), e.g., via power lines using the TCP/IP protocol. The local controller (304), in turn, communicates with a remote controller (308) via the internet." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2009 (12/569,377). 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=8,374,729&OS=8,374,729&RS=8,374,729 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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