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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (July 11)
[July 11, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (July 11)


(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Massachusetts.

*** MathWorks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- MathWorks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,219,378) developed by David Koh, Boston, for an "automatic numerical simulation of processor environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system receives a model, internals associated with a target processor, and code information associated with the target processor, and obtains a bit-true model simulation for the target processor based on the model, the target processor internals, and the target processor code information." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2007 (11/864,475). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,219,378.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,378&RS=PN/8,219,378 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.



*** Incentive Targeting Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Incentive Targeting, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,219,385) developed by four co-inventors for a "computer-implemented method and system for conducting a search of electronically stored information." The co-inventors are Benjamin Sprecher, Providence, R.I., Joshua Herzig-Marx, Newton, Mass., Kristian Cibulskis, Somerville, Mass., and Tim J. Fennell, Cambridge, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product are provided for conducting a search of electronically stored information. The method includes: (a) providing a user with an interactive targeting rule editor to enable the user to formulate a targeting rule to identify desired search results, the targeting rule comprising a natural language text string, the interactive targeting rule editor allowing the user to change one or more designated editable portions of the natural language text string to one of a set of specified alternate portions, delete one or more designated removable portions of the natural language text string, or add one or more of a set of specified insertable portions to form a syntactically valid targeting rule in accordance with a targeting rule grammar; (b) receiving the text string or a representation thereof from the user; (c) translating the text string or a representation thereof into an executable query; and (d) executing the executable query against the electronically stored information to generate search results." The patent application was filed on April 8, 2008 (12/099,210). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,219,385.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,385&RS=PN/8,219,385 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,219,380) developed by Basil Hosmer, Winchester, Mass., for "methods and systems utilizing behavioral data models with derived properties." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments include computer systems, methods, and program code for developing and utilizing behavioral data models. A model can comprise a property and a behavior of the modeled component, with the property defining a data element of the modeled component and the behavior comprising a programmatic expression defining an operation to be performed when the model is consumed. The programmatic expression can comprise as a function to be evaluated to determine a derived property from an input parameter. The model may comprise data representing a constraint to be met by data of an instance of the derived property. The code of a functional component generated based on the behavior can be configured to evaluate data stored in the data structure corresponding to the derived property against the constraint and store data representing whether the constraint is satisfied." The patent application was filed on Feb. 10, 2009 (12/368,523). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,219,380.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,380&RS=PN/8,219,380 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Polycom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Polycom, Pleasanton, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,219,400) developed by Peter L. Chu, Lexington, Mass., for a "stereo to mono conversion for voice conferencing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Stereo to mono voice conferencing conversion is performed during a voice conference. Conferencing equipment receives audio for right and left channels and filters each of the channels into a plurality of bands. For each band of each channel, the equipment determines an energy level and compares each energy level for each band of the right channel to each energy level for each corresponding band of the left channel. Based on the comparison, the equipment determines which channel has more audio resulting from speech. Based on the determination, the equipment adjusts delivery of the audio from the right and left channels to a mono channel for transmission to endpoints only capable of mono audio in the voice conference." The patent application was filed on Nov. 21, 2008 (12/275,393). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,219,400.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,400&RS=PN/8,219,400 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Hospital Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- General Hospital, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,219,419) developed by Maurizio Fava, Newton, Mass., and David Schoenfeld, Sharon, Mass., for a "system and method for reducing the placebo effect in controlled clinical trials." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for performing a clinical trial having a reduced placebo effect is disclosed. The method includes randomizing study participants into three or more treatment groups and performing a first phase of testing on the groups. In a typical embodiment, the first phase of testing includes administering an active treatment to a first group, and administering a placebo to a second group and to a third group. Responders and non-responders are determined for each group. A second phase of testing is then performed. The second phase of testing includes administering the placebo to non-responders in the first group, administering the active treatment to non-responders in the second group, and administering the placebo to non-responders in the third group. The data from the first phase of testing and from the second phase of testing is pooled and analyzed to determine response rates to active treatment and placebo." The patent application was filed on Feb. 23, 2012 (13/403,060). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,219,419.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,419&RS=PN/8,219,419 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,219,384) developed by Matthew I. Lloyd, Cambridge, Mass., and Trausti Kristjansson, Mountain View, Calif., for an "acoustic model adaptation using geographic information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for enhancing speech recognition accuracy. In one aspect, a method includes receiving an audio signal that corresponds to an utterance recorded by a mobile device, determining a geographic location associated with the mobile device, adapting one or more acoustic models for the geographic location, and performing speech recognition on the audio signal using the one or more acoustic models model that are adapted for the geographic location." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2011 (13/250,690). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,219,384.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,384&RS=PN/8,219,384 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Lessac Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Lessac Technologies, West Newton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,219,398) developed by Gary Marple, Boxborough, Mass., and Nishant Chandra, Shrewsbury, Mass., for a "computerized speech synthesizer for synthesizing speech from text." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are novel embodiments of a speech synthesizer and speech synthesis method for generating human-like speech wherein a speech signal can be generated by concatenation from phonemes stored in a phoneme database. Wavelet transforms and interpolation between frames can be employed to effect smooth morphological fusion of adjacent phonemes in the output signal. The phonemes may have one prosody or set of prosody characteristics and one or more alternative prosodies may be created by applying prosody modification parameters to the phonemes from a differential prosody database. Preferred embodiments can provide fast, resource-efficient speech synthesis with an appealing musical or rhythmic output in a desired prosody style such as reportorial or human interest. The invention includes computer-determining a suitable prosody to apply to a portion of the text by reference to the determined semantic meaning of another portion of the text and applying the detennined prosody to the text by modification of the digitized phonemes. In this manner, prosodization can effectively be automated." The patent application was filed on March 28, 2006 (11/909,514). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,219,398.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,398&RS=PN/8,219,398 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Raytheon BBN Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Raytheon BBN Technologies, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,219,391) developed by Robert David Preuss, Sagamore Beach, Mass., Darren Ross Fabbri, Arlington, Mass., and Daniel Ramsay Cruthirds, Cambridge, Mass., for a "speech analyzing system with speech codebook." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Presented herein are systems and methods for processing sound signals for use with electronic speech systems. Sound signals are temporally parsed into frames, and the speech system includes a speech codebook having entries corresponding to frame sequences. The system identifies speech sounds in an audio signal using the speech codebook." The patent application was filed on Nov. 6, 2006 (11/593,836). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,219,391.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,391&RS=PN/8,219,391 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Dynamic Point and Extend User Interface ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,219,922) developed by four co-inventors for a "dynamic point and extend user interface." The co-inventors are Richard M. Wilson, Dover, N.H., Sandesh Bhat, Westford, Mass., Frank L. Jania, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Darren M. Shaw, Fareham, United Kingdom.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method of extending a user interface of an executing application can include placing the user interface in a configure mode that allows functionality of the user interface to be extended and visually distinguishing an element of the user interface that is extendable. Responsive to a user input requesting extension of the functionality of the element, an editing window can be displayed within the user interface. The method can include receiving, within the editing window, computer-usable program code specifying extended functionality for the element and storing the computer-usable program code as part of an extension to the element. The extension can be bound to an extension point exposed for the element of the user interface." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2008 (12/345,774). 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=8,219,922&OS=8,219,922&RS=8,219,922 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Partition Adjunct with Non-native Device Driver for Facilitating Access to a Physical Input/Output Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,219,989) developed by four co-inventors for a "partition adjunct with non-native device driver for facilitating access to a physical input/output device." The co-inventors are William J. Armstrong, Rochester, Minn., Orran Y. Krieger, Newton, Mass., Michal Ostrowski, Austin, Texas, and Randal C. Swanberg, Round Rock, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Dedicated access is provided to a physical input/output (I/O) device which is non-configurable by an initiating logical partition. Access is established by: initiating, by the logical partition, creation of a partition adjunct; invoking a hypervisor of the data processing system to instantiate the partition adjunct with resources donated from the initiating logical partition, the donated resources including a donated virtual address space of the logical partition and the physical I/O device; creating, by the hypervisor, the partition adjunct and assigning the donated virtual address space and donated physical I/O device to the created partition adjunct; and interfacing, by the hypervisor, the logical partition and the created partition adjunct, the interfacing including providing the logical partition with a virtual I/O device which replaces the donated physical I/O device, and which is configurable by the logical partition." The patent application was filed on April 28, 2008 (12/110,982). 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=8,219,989&OS=8,219,989&RS=8,219,989 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Boadin Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Boadin Technology, Newark, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,219,906) developed by Gal Arav, Bedford, Mass., for an instantaneous symbol lookup.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer program assists in the completion of text input provided by a user. For example, the computer program may maintain a list of n-tuples (where n>1), each of which includes n text strings. For example, each n-tuple may include a stock ticker symbol and the name of a company having that stock ticker symbol. As the user types each character, the program determines whether the text typed by the user so far matches any of the text strings in the n-tuples. The program provides the user with an indication of whether any matches have been found, such as by displaying a list of the n-tuples having text matching the text typed by the user so far. The program then allows the user to select one of the matching n-tuples. The program uses text (such as a stock ticker symbol) from the user's selection to complete the text input." The patent application was filed on May 2, 2011 (13/099,345). 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=8,219,906&OS=8,219,906&RS=8,219,906 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Imprivata Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Imprivata, Lexington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,220,063) developed by David M.T. Ting, Sudbury, Mass., for a "biometric authentication for remote initiation of actions and services." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one aspect, the invention relates to generating a trusted communication channel with a client. An agent module is provided at the client along with a task set including one or more tasks. One or more client components needed to complete each of the tasks of the task set is determined, and it is further determined whether each of the needed client components is trustworthy. An equivalent component for components determined to be untrustworthy may be provided." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2008 (12/338,196). 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=8,220,063&OS=8,220,063&RS=8,220,063 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Partition Adjunct for Data Processing System ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,219,988) developed by four co-inventors for a "partition adjunct for data processing system." The co-inventors are William J. Armstrong, Rochester, Minn., Orran Y. Krieger, Newton, Mass., Michal Ostrowski, Austin, Texas, and Randal C. Swanberg, Round Rock, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A partition adjunct is provided for a logical partition running above a hypervisor of a data processing system. The partition adjunct, which is a separate dispatchable partition from an instantiating logical partition, provides one or more services to the logical partition. A service request received from the logical partition is processed by the partition adjunct utilizing virtual address space donated to the partition adjunct from the logical partition. The partition adjunct and the logical partition share a common virtual address to real address page table, and context switching the current state machine from the logical partition to the partition adjunct occurs without invalidating or modifying state data of selected memory management and address translation hardware of the data processing system. In a hardware multithreaded system, the partition adjunct is dispatched on a single thread, while another thread continues to run in the logical partition initiating the service request." The patent application was filed on April 28, 2008 (12/110,923). 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=8,219,988&OS=8,219,988&RS=8,219,988 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** MathWorks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- MathWorks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,220,006) developed by Bora Eryilmaz, Boston, for an "abstract interface for unified communications with dynamic models." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device may include a first type of modeling environment, a second type of modeling environment, and an abstract interface. The first type of modeling environment may be associated with at least one of a first toolbox or a first function. The second type of modeling environment may include a model. The second type of modeling environment may be different than the first type of modeling environment and may be incompatible with the at least one of a first toolbox or a first function. The abstract interface may interface with the first type of modeling environment and the second type of modeling environment. The abstract interface may allow the at least one of a first toolbox or a first function to be used in the model in the second type of modeling environment." The patent application was filed on Aug. 20, 2007 (11/841,981). 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=8,220,006&OS=8,220,006&RS=8,220,006 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Oracle America Assigned Patent for Computer System and Method for Leasing Memory Location to Allow Predictable Access to Memory Location ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Oracle America, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,219,762) developed by Nir N. Shavit, Cambridge, Mass., and Ori Shalev, Givat Shmuel, Israel, for a "computer system and method for leasing memory location to allow predictable access to memory location." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A synchronization technique for shared-memory multiprocessor systems involves acquiring exclusive ownership of a requested memory location for a predetermined, limited duration of time. If an "owning" process is unpredictably delayed, the ownership of the requested memory location expires after the predetermined duration of time, thereby making the memory location accessible to other processes and requiring the previous "owning" process to retry its operations on the memory location. If the "owning" process completes its operations on the memory location during the predetermination duration of time, the ownership of the memory location by the "owning" process is terminated and the memory location becomes accessible to other processes." The patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2004 (10/918,062). 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=8,219,762.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,762&RS=PN/8,219,762 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,219,695) developed by Bryan McQuade, Concord, Mass., for an "anticipatory preparation of application-layer protocol responses." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and computer-readable medium for latency reduction on Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) servers using User Datagram Protocol (UDP) are disclosed. In situations where a client needs to establish a new TCP connection to submit an HTTP request to a server, the client sends the HTTP request in a UDP datagram to the server while the TCP connection establishment is in progress. The server starts anticipatory construction of a response upon receipt of the HTTP request in the UDP datagram. After the TCP connection is established, the client sends and the server receives the same HTTP request in one or more data packets through the newly established TCP connection. In response to the receipt of the HTTP request through the newly established TCP connection, the server sends the pre-constructed response to the client through the TCP connection. HTTP response time can be reduced up to one round-trip time." The patent application was filed on Nov. 28, 2011 (13/305,184). 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=8,219,695.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,695&RS=PN/8,219,695 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EMC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,219,724) developed by Paul J. Caruso, Danville, N.H., and Stephen J. Todd, Shrewsbury, Mass., for a "flexibly managing I/O operations based on application awareness." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is used in flexibly managing input/output (I/O) operations based on application awareness. An I/O operation that is directed to storage is received. The storage is provisioned in accordance with an application. The provisioning includes selecting one or more default options in accordance with best practices of the application. Based on the provisioning in accordance with the application and based on a rejection template that has a user configurable description of I/O acceptance criteria, evaluation of the acceptability of an I/O operation is performed. The rejection template is revised." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2010 (12/893,716). 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=8,219,724.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,724&RS=PN/8,219,724 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** American Power Conversion Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- American Power Conversion, West Kingston, R.I., has been assigned a patent (8,219,362) developed by Saurabh K. Shrivastava, Lowell, Mass., and James W. VanGilder, Pepperell, Mass., for a "system and method for arranging equipment in a data center." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for providing a layout of equipment in a data center, the equipment including a plurality of equipment racks, and at least one rack-based cooling provider. In one aspect, the method includes receiving data regarding airflow consumption for each of the plurality of equipment racks and cooling capacity of the at least one cooling provider, storing the received data, determining a layout of the data center, and displaying the layout of the data center." The patent application was filed on May 8, 2009 (12/437,734). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,219,362.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,362&RS=PN/8,219,362 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories Assigned Patent for Localization in Industrial Robotics Using Rao-blackwellized Particle Filtering ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,219,352) developed by Yuichi Taguchi, Cambridge, Mass., and Tim Marks, Newton, Mass., for a "localization in industrial robotics using rao-blackwellized particle filtering." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention disclose a system and a method for determining a pose of a probe relative to an object by probing the object with the probe, comprising steps of: determining a probability of the pose using Rao-Blackwellized particle filtering, wherein a probability of a location of the pose is represented by a location of each particle, and a probability of an orientation of the pose is represented by a Gaussian distribution over orientation of each particle conditioned on the location of the particle, wherein the determining is performed for each subsequent probing until the probability of the pose concentrates around a particular pose; and estimating the pose of the probe relative to the object based on the particular pose." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2010 (12/751,366). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,219,352.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,352&RS=PN/8,219,352 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** EMC Assigned Patent for System and Method for Managing Provisioning of Storage Resources in a Network with Virtualization of Resources in Such a Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,219,681) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for managing provisioning of storage resources in a network with virtualization of resources in such a network." The co-inventors are Bradford B. Glade, Harvard, Mass., David W. Harvey, Newton, Mass., John Kemeny, Westford, Mass., and Matthew D. Waxman, Waltham, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention is a system and method for managing provisioning of resources for one or more data storage networks using a new architecture." The patent application was filed on March 30, 2007 (11/731,469). 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=8,219,681.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,681&RS=PN/8,219,681 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,219,360) developed by Petros T. Boufounos, Boston, for a "method for reconstructing sparse signals from sign measurements using greedy search." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A signal x is reconstructed from sparse sign measurements y. Estimated measurements {tilde over (y)} are obtained from a previous estimate {circumflex over (x)}.sup.l-1 and a measurement matrix .PHI. according to {tilde over (y)}.sup.l=.PHI.{circumflex over (x)}.sup.l-1. A correction signal is applied to inconsistent measurements, so that consistent reconstruction can be performed." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2009 (12/609,421). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,219,360.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,360&RS=PN/8,219,360 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Stanford University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,219,350) developed by Aydogan Ozcan, Boston, Michel J. F. Digonnet, Palo Alto, Calif., and Gordon S. Kino, Stanford, Calif., for an "apparatus for measuring a frequency-domain optical coherence tomography power spectrum from a sample." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus is provided for measuring a frequency-domain optical coherence tomography power spectrum from a sample. The apparatus includes a partially reflective element configured to be optically coupled to a light source and to the sample. A first portion of light from the light source is configured to be reflected by the partially reflective element. A second portion of light from the light source is configured to propagate through the partially reflective element, to impinge the sample, and to reflect from the sample. The apparatus is configured to receive the first and second portions of light and to measure the frequency-domain optical coherence tomography power spectrum in response to the first portion of light and the second portion of light." The patent application was filed on Sept. 2, 2011 (13/224,555). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,219,350.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,350&RS=PN/8,219,350 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Iconics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Iconics, Foxborough, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,219,669) developed by six co-inventors for an "operational process control data server." The co-inventors are Russell L. Agrusa, Westwood, Mass., Jan Burian, Stary Plzenec, Czech Republic, Jindrich Jedlicka, Plzen 4-Ujezd, Czech Republic, Rudolf Griessl, Plzen-Malesice, Czech Republic, Pavel Lederbuch, Chlumcany, Czech Republic, and Milan Prochazka, Plzen, Czech Republic.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for implementing operational process control servers includes an application server for receiving operational process control data from operational process control servers associated with components of the monitored process, a data visualization server for receiving the data from the application server and producing reports based on the data, and a server configuration user interface for facilitating specification of configuration parameters of the operational process control servers according to operational process control unified architecture standards." The patent application was filed on Oct. 10, 2008 (12/249,357). 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=8,219,669.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,669&RS=PN/8,219,669 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Axiam Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Axiam, Gloucester, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,219,353) developed by Robert M. Lee, Magnolia, Mass., and Robert E. Parsons, Gloucester, Mass., for an "absolute diameter measurement arm." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A measurement apparatus calibrated to measure an absolute diameter of a part in a shop floor environment. The measurement apparatus includes a calibration that includes compensation factors for thermal expansion, shifting of measurement parts (arm, support tower, and related laser), and variances of these parts. The resulting measurements report an absolute diameter of a part to a higher degree of accuracy than previously possible. Also, the calculated compensation factor eliminate the need for an isolated, climate-controlled measurement room." The patent application was filed on Jan. 28, 2010 (12/695,304). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,219,353.PN.&OS=PN/8,219,353&RS=PN/8,219,353 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Oracle America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Oracle America, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,219,609) developed by Ratnadeep Bhattacharjee, Bangalore, India, and William A. Edwards, Bedford, Mass., for "establishing a stateful environment for a stateless environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided is a method and an apparatus for maintaining state information between a stateless environment and a stateful environment. Specifically, a front-end process operates a stateless environment, such as providing web services via the HyperText Transfer Protocol. Because HTTP is inherently stateless, a back-end process operates a stateful environment by managing multiple modules. Some of the modules can be login modules that request login information for an authentication process. The authentication process can be the Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS). The back-end process accumulates state information and transmits the state information to the front-end process when modules request further information. By managing the authentication process from the back-end process, the stateful environment is established for the stateless environment." The patent application was filed on May 17, 2004 (10/847,780). 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=8,219,609&OS=8,219,609&RS=8,219,609 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Body-less Email for Asynchronous Chat-like Communications and Email-chat Integration ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,219,626) developed by Michael J. Muller, Medford, Mass., and Sara Beth Weber, Arlington, Mass., for a "body-less email for asynchronous chat-like communications and email-chat integration." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method integrate synchronous electronic (e.g., chat) communications with asynchronous electronic communications in the form of body-less electronic mail messages (emails). Body-less emails have a subject line but lack a message body capable of receiving message content. When converting a synchronous electronic communication into a body-less email, a processor places each text message of the synchronous electronic communication into the subject line of the body-less email. When converting a received body-less email into a synchronous electronic communication, the processor places each text message in the subject line of the body-less email into a chat format. A user can readily transition between asynchronous and synchronous communications." The patent application was filed on March 2, 2010 (12/715,547). 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=8,219,626&OS=8,219,626&RS=8,219,626 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** BEH Investments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- BEH Investments, Brooklyn, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,219,613) developed by Daniel J. Jaye, Andover, Mass., for a "system and method for associating a client identity between servers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A client identity is associated between servers by establishing an identity for the client at a first sever, storing information about the client at the first server, identifying the client at a second server using a second ID transmitted by the client to the second server, linking the first ID and the second ID, and associating the information about the client with the second ID." The patent application was filed on July 22, 2010 (12/841,343). 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=8,219,613&OS=8,219,613&RS=8,219,613 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** CA, Inc. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- CA, Inc., Islandia, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,219,541) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and method for automatically detecting, reporting, and tracking conflicts in a change management system." The co-inventors are Richard Kevin Magnuson, Bellevue, Wash., Stephen J. Siwek, Chicago, Kelvin Lam, Bedford, Mass., Rashmi Rekha Sahoo, Kirkland, Wash., A.V.S.S.N.S. Sudhakar, Kakaraparru, India, and David Andrew Tootill, Mercer Island, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for automatically detecting, reporting, and tracking conflicts in a change management system is provided. In particular, the system and method described herein may be used to identify potential conflicts associated with resources and schedules involved in a proposed change to an information technology infrastructure. A conflict analysis engine may analyze a change order that includes planned changes to an information technology infrastructure to identify potential conflicts associated with the change order that includes the planned changes to the information technology infrastructure. The potential conflicts may then be added to a conflicts list for the change order and a workflow may be created to manage resolving the potential conflicts. Thus, in response to resolving the potential conflicts, the planned changes may be deployed within the information technology infrastructure." The patent application was filed on Oct. 28, 2009 (12/607,745). 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=8,219,541&OS=8,219,541&RS=8,219,541 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Endeca Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Endeca Technologies, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,219,593) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for measuring the quality of document sets." The co-inventors are Daniel Tunkelang, Brooklyn, N.Y., Joyce Jeanpin Wang, Watertown, Mass., Vladimir Zelevinsky, Brookline, Mass., and Joshua William Kapell, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are described that calculate the interestingness of a set of one or more records in a database, either absolutely (i.e., compared to an overall collection of records) or relative to some other set of records. In one embodiment, the measure is a relative entropy value that has been normalized. Various applications of the measure are described in the context of an information retrieval system. These applications include, for example, guiding query interpretation, guiding view selection and summarization, intelligent ranges, event detection, concept triggers and interpreting user actions, hierarchy discovery, and adaptive data mining." The patent application was filed on June 25, 2008 (12/146,223). 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=8,219,593&OS=8,219,593&RS=8,219,593 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** MathWorks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- MathWorks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,219,476) developed by Paul Po Wang, Framingham, Mass., for an "object oriented financial analysis tool." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A financial analysis program includes an object oriented architecture having a number of abstract classes associated with performing financial calculations. The abstract classes include an instruments class that defines a number of financial instruments in a hierarchical manner. The abstract classes also include a models class that defines a number of objects or functions used to perform financial calculations. The program also includes an interface to allow a user to pass instrument parameters to the objects or functions and execute the object or function using the instrument parameters." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2011 (13/242,544). 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=8,219,476&OS=8,219,476&RS=8,219,476 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Wellington Management Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Wellington Management, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,219,481) developed by four co-inventors for "systems and methods for allocating size among trading accounts." The co-inventors are Scott Lopez, Winchester, Mass., Charles Argyle, Milton, Mass., William D. Goldenthal, Wellesley, Mass., and David Goddeau, Watertown, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for allocating trades of financial instruments among multiple accounts comprising aggregating orders, wherein each order is associated with an account, and wherein each order has an original order size; allocating an executed order based on the aggregated order in a phase I allocation, wherein the phase I allocation is allocated on a pro-rata basis based on the original order size for each account, except for those accounts that would receive an amount less than a minimum allocation; allocating a remainder from the phase I allocation in a phase II allocation, wherein the phase II allocation is allocated among selected accounts in an amount greater than or equal to the minimum allocation or an amount that fills the original order size; repeating the phase II allocation until a remainder from the phase II allocation is less than the minimum allocation; and allocating a reminder from the phase II allocation in a phase III allocation according to predetermined criteria." The patent application was filed on Dec. 11, 2008 (12/332,659). 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=8,219,481&OS=8,219,481&RS=8,219,481 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Bank of America Assigned Patent for Community Hub Review ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Bank of America, Charlotte, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,219,499) developed by five co-inventors for a community hub review. The co-inventors are Srinath Nagarajan, Waltham, Mass., Timothy James Mark, Berkeley, Calif., Kerry Cantley, Fort Mill, S.C., David Joa, Irvine, Calif., and Kurt D. Newman, Matthews, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The business review application provides a customer with a bank-hosted business review platform that provides an advertising and feedback service for the bank's business customers and provides a rating, review, feedback, and recommendation service for the bank's individual and business customers. Thus, the bank's customers can rate and review the bank's business customers. The bank uses its authentication systems used by its customers to access online banking services to authenticate the identity of the customer creating a business review in the business review platform. In some embodiments, the business review application only permits its customers to make one review of a business within a certain period of time or one review after a transaction with that business shows up in the customer's transaction information maintained by the bank. In this way, the bank can host a review platform that is much more accurate and trust-worthy than traditional business review platforms." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2010 (12/713,638). 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=8,219,499&OS=8,219,499&RS=8,219,499 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Constellation Energy Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Constellation Energy Group, Baltimore, has been assigned a patent (8,219,505) developed by Amy Richard, Newton, Mass., Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Scituate, Mass., and Joseph Franz, Baltimore, for an "energy usage prediction and control system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A controller and/or a gateway acts as a feedback-based energy estimator for controlling initial and refined estimates of energy usage of one or more buildings controlled by the controller or gateway. An initial estimate of a building's energy needs for a specified time in the future (e.g., a month or a week ahead) are calculated, and then over time, in conjunction with an energy company, the initial estimate (and subsequent estimates) is revised based on the costs of the energy predicted or quoted by the energy company. The controller may examine jobs to be performed at the time as well as predictive information that may affect the building's energy needs (e.g., the predicted temperature for the time of the predicted energy needs). As expectations change (or as predicted factors such as temperature change), the energy company may be informed of the additional energy that will be needed (e.g., if the predicted temperature is increasing and cooling will be needed) or the excess energy that is expected (e.g., if the predicted temperature is decreasing and less cooling will be needed)." The patent application was filed on Aug. 15, 2007 (11/889,706). 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=8,219,505&OS=8,219,505&RS=8,219,505 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,219,510) developed by Bhisksha Raj Ramakrishnan, Pittsburgh, and Evandro Bacci Gouva, Cambridge, Mass., for a "method for determining distributions of unobserved classes of a classifier." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A distribution of an unobserved class for a classifier with no known training data is learned by first determining, for each known class, known distribution using known training data. Sufficient statistics of the distribution of the unobserved class are determined from the known distributions and the training data associated with each known class. If the known training data and the known distributions are bounded, then update parameters of the distribution of the unobserved class from the sufficient statistics, else update the parameters from sufficient statistics and a priori probability distributions that specify the distributions of the parameters." The patent application was filed on March 29, 2009 (12/413,585). 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=8,219,510&OS=8,219,510&RS=8,219,510 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Byallaccounts Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Byallaccounts, Woburn, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,219,473) developed by four co-inventors for a "financial portfolio management system and method." The co-inventors are L. Patrick Gardner, Manchester, Mass., Ellen L. Dickau, Carlisle, Mass., Martin Dickau, Carlisle, Mass., and James M. Carney, Manchester, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A financial portfolio management system operable in a network environment can be configured to gather financial information from a plurality of sources over an electronic network and intelligently aggregate the information into a financial portfolio viewable by a client. The client can determine which accounts should be included in the portfolio. The system uses web crawling, parsing, or spidering technology to update the portfolio information. The system provides one platform that conveys financial information from a variety of accounts held at several different financial institutions." The patent application was filed on Nov. 13, 2009 (12/618,253). 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=8,219,473&OS=8,219,473&RS=8,219,473 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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