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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Jersey (Feb. 27)
[February 27, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Jersey (Feb. 27)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New Jersey.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Augmented Resource Graph for Scoring Resources ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,386,495) developed by Mark M. Sandler, Jersey City, N.J., and Dandapani Sivakumar, Cupertino, Calif., for an "augmented resource graph for scoring resources." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for scoring resources. One method includes generating a resource graph, the graph including nodes representing resources, nodes representing queries, edges between nodes representing resources, and edges between nodes representing queries and nodes representing resources. The method further includes calculating a score for each of the resources, wherein the score for a particular resource is based on scores for resources represented by nodes with edges to the node representing particular resource in the graph and scores for queries represented by nodes that have an edge to the node representing particular resource in the graph, and ranking one or more of the resources in response to a first query received from a user based, at least in part, on the scores." The patent application was filed on April 23, 2010 (12/766,775). 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=83,86,495.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,495&RS=PN/83,86,495 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Providing Search Results ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,386,480) developed by Luis Castro, Piscataway, N.J., Walt Lin, New York, and Benedict Gomes, Mountain View, Calif., for "systems and methods for providing search results." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes generating search results in response to a user query, where at least one of the search results includes a group of links. The group of links may represent links to web pages within a same web site and may be identified based on at least one factor associated with the links. The method may also include providing the search results to the user." The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2011 (13/205,372). 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=83,86,480.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,480&RS=PN/83,86,480 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,386,448) developed by James Pooley, Piscataway, N.J., and Dhanshri Phondge, Morganville, N.J., for "methods, systems, and computer program products for providing a generic database security application using virtual private database functionality with a common security policy function." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for providing a generic database security application using virtual private database (VPD) functionality are provided. The methods may include inserting rows into a user security table in a database providing VPD functionality, each row comprising a user ID for which database access is to be controlled, the name of a database object to be secured, and a predicate; and defining a security policy function common to all secured database objects, said security policy function generating a second predicate to be appended by the database's VPD functionality to queries made on a queried secured database object by a querying user, said second predicate based on at least one predicate in at least one row in the user security table, the at least one row referencing the name of the queried secured database object and the user ID of the querying user. Related systems and computer program products are also provided." The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2009 (12/627,226). 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=83,86,448.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,448&RS=PN/83,86,448 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,386,534) developed by Graham Cormode, Morristown, N.J., and Balachander Krishnamurthy, New York, for "automatic gleaning of semantic information in social networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are method and apparatus for identifying members of a social network who have a high likelihood of providing a useful response to a query. A query engine examines the personal pages of a set of members and automatically gleans semantic information relevant to the query. From the automatically-gleaned semantic information, a score indicative of the likelihood that the member may provide a useful response is calculated." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2008 (12/290,449). 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=83,86,534.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,534&RS=PN/83,86,534 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Black-box Performance Control for High-volume Throughput-centric Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,387,059) developed by five co-inventors for a "black-box performance control for high-volume throughput-centric systems." The co-inventors are Rong N. Chang, Pleasantville, N.Y., Klaus Sonnenleiter, Franklin Lakes, N.J., Chunqiang Tang, Ossining, N.Y., Sunjit Tara, Budd Lake, N.J., and Chun Zhang, Ossining, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Throughput of a high-volume throughput-centric computer system is controlled by dynamically adjusting a concurrency level of a plurality of events being processed in a computer system to meet a predetermined target for utilization of one or more resources of a computer system. The predetermined target is less than 100% utilization of said one or more resources. The adjusted concurrency level is validated using one or more queuing models to check that said predetermined target is being met. Parameters are configured for adjusting the concurrency level. The parameters are configured so that said one or more resources are shared with one or more external programs. A statistical algorithm is established that minimizes total number of samples collected. The samples may be used to measure performance used to further dynamically adjust the concurrency level. A dynamic thread sleeping method is designed to handle systems that need only a very small number of threads to saturate bottleneck resources and hence are sensitive to concurrency level changes." The patent application was filed on July 2, 2008 (12/166,768). 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=8,387,059&OS=8,387,059&RS=8,387,059 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Telcordia Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Telcordia Technologies, Piscataway, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,387,126) developed by Giovanni Di Crescenzo, Madison, N.J., for "systems and methods for authenticating a server by combining image recognition with codes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method is provided for authenticating a first device to a second device. This involves providing images to the second device, receiving an indication of selected ones of the images as authenticating images, and identifying an authenticating code associated with the second device. This also involves receiving a transaction request from the second device, the first device providing a display page to the second device, the display page including the authenticating images at locations identified by the authenticating code." The patent application was filed on Dec. 14, 2009 (12/637,169). 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=8,387,126&OS=8,387,126&RS=8,387,126 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Facilitating Processing Within Computing Environments Supporting Pageable Guests ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,387,049) developed by 10 co-inventors for "facilitating processing within computing environments supporting pageable guests." The co-inventors are Ingo Adlung, Altdorf, DE, Hubertus Franke, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., Lisa C. Heller, Rhinebeck, N.Y., William A. Holder, Vestal, N.Y., Damian L. Osisek, Vestal, N.Y., Randall W. Philley, Kingston, N.Y., Martin Schwidefsky, Boeblingen, DE, Gustav E. Sittmann III, Webster Groves, Mo., Jong Hyuk Choi, Old Tappan, N.J., and Ray Mansell, Salt Point, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Processing within a computing environment that supports pageable guests is facilitated. Processing is facilitated in many ways, including, but not limited to, associating guest and host state information with guest blocks of storage; maintaining the state information in control blocks in host memory; enabling the changing of states; and using the state information in management decisions. In one particular example, the guest state includes an indication of usefulness and importance of memory contents to the guest, and the host state reflects the ease of access to memory contents. The host and guest state information is used in managing memory of the host and/or guests." The patent application was filed on July 15, 2005 (11/182,570). 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=8,387,049&OS=8,387,049&RS=8,387,049 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intertrust Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Intertrust Technologies, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,387,022) developed by eight co-inventors for "software self-defense systems and methods." The co-inventors are James J. Horning, Palo Alto, Calif., W. Olin Sibert, Lexington, Mass., Robert E. Tarjan, Princeton, N.J., Umesh Maheshwari, San Jose, Calif., William G. Home, Lawrenceville, N.J., Andrew K. Wright, Monroe Township, N.J., Lesley R. Matheson, Campbell, Calif., and Susan S. Owicki, Palo Alto, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are disclosed for protecting a computer program from unauthorized analysis and modification. Obfuscation transformations can be applied to the computer program's local structure, control graph, and/or data structure to render the program more difficult to understand and/or modify. Tamper-resistance mechanisms can be incorporated into the computer program to detect attempts to tamper with the program's operation. Once an attempt to tamper with the computer program is detected, the computer program reports it to an external agent, ceases normal operation, and/or reverses any modifications made by the attempted tampering. The computer program can also be watermarked to facilitate identification of its owner. The obfuscation, tamper-resistance, and watermarking transformations can be applied to the computer program's source code, object code, or executable image." The patent application was filed on Aug. 11, 2010 (12/854,685). 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=8,387,022&OS=8,387,022&RS=8,387,022 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Fault Localization Using Directed Test Generation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,387,018) developed by four co-inventors for a "fault localization using directed test generation." The co-inventors are Shay Artzi, Brookline, Mass., Julian Dolby, Bronx, N.Y., Marco Pistoia, Amawalk, N.Y., and Frank Tip, Ridgewood, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a novel computer implemented system, on demand service, computer program product and a method for fault-localization techniques that apply statistical analyses to execution data gathered from multiple tests. The present invention determines the fault-localization effectiveness of test suites generated according to several test-generation techniques based on combined concrete and symbolic (concolic) execution. These techniques are evaluated by applying the Ochiai fault-localization technique to generated test suites in order to localize 35 faults in four PHPWeb applications. The results show that the test-generation techniques under consideration produce test suites with similar high fault-localization effectiveness, when given a large time budget." The patent application was filed on Sept. 1, 2010 (12/873,816). 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=8,387,018&OS=8,387,018&RS=8,387,018 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Scripting Bridge ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,387,007) developed by Christopher Nebel, San Jose, Calif., William Bumgarner, San Jose, Calif., and Adam Julian Goldstein, South Orange, N.J., for scripting bridge.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A scripting bridge allows a developer to automatically build glue classes to access a scriptable application with standard method calls written in a language such as Objective-C. The Objective-C code sends properly formed Apple events automatically (or events according to some other event protocol), so that the developer is not required to have any knowledge of the scripting language of the target application. Classes can be created dynamically at run-time, including dynamic creation of methods within those classes. Lazy evaluation is employed to avoid unnecessary inter-process communication traffic. The present invention provides a straightforward model for controlling scriptable applications that can result in code that is significantly faster and more efficient than prior art methods." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2007 (11/760,335). 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=8,387,007&OS=8,387,007&RS=8,387,007 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,386,412) developed by Graham Cormode, Morristown, N.J., and Minos Garofalakis, Chania-Crete, Greece, for "methods and apparatus to construct histogram and wavelet synopses for probabilistic data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Example methods and apparatus to construct histogram and wavelet synopses for probabilistic data are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves receiving probabilistic data associated with probability measures and generating a plurality of histograms based on the probabilistic data. Each histogram is generated based on items represented by the probabilistic data. In addition, each histogram is generated using a different quantity of buckets containing different ones of the items. An error measure associated with each of the plurality of histograms is determined and one of the plurality of histograms is selected based on its associated error measure. The method also involves displaying parameter information associated with the one of the plurality of histograms to represent the data." The patent application was filed on Dec. 12, 2008 (12/334,264). 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=8,386,412&OS=8,386,412&RS=8,386,412 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Network Optimized Content Delivery for High Demand Non-live Contents ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,386,629) developed by Elysia Tan, Fairhaven, N.J., and Han Nguyen, Marlboro, N.J., for a "network optimized content delivery for high demand non-live contents." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention relates to a method of distributing a non-live content stream in a network. The method comprises transmitting an initial meta-file in response to receiving a request for a non-live content stream. The initial meta-file comprises information, and the information identifies a division of the content stream, identifies a multicast source server and a unicast source server. The method also comprises transmitting at least a first portion of the non-live content stream using the multicast source server and at least a second portion of the non-live content stream using the unicast source server. Also, the invention relates to a system comprising a multicast source server adapted to transmit at least a first portion of the non-live content stream in response to transmission of an initial meta-file. The initial meta-file is transmitted in response to receiving a request for a non-live content stream." The patent application was filed on Dec. 27, 2007 (11/965,456). 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=8,386,629&OS=8,386,629&RS=8,386,629 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,386,640) developed by four co-inventors for a "method, computer readable medium, and apparatus for providing different services to different users of an aggregate endpoint in an internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) network." The co-inventors are Steven Alan Siegel, Mendham, N.J., Leticia Johnson, Helotes, Texas, Nancy Lambros, Spicewood, Texas, and Stephanie Parlamas, Colts Neck, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Different services are provided to different users or groups of users of an aggregate endpoint in an internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) network. The different users or groups of users are differentiated based on service profiles designated by different PUIDs for the different users or groups of users of each of the users or groups of users. Different services for transmission and/or receipt of packets for the different users or groups of users of the aggregate endpoint are provided, depending upon the differentiation between the different users or groups of users." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2009 (12/609,167). 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=8,386,640&OS=8,386,640&RS=8,386,640 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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