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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (May 23)
[May 23, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (May 23)


(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus for Generating, Updating and Distributing Speech Recognition Models ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,447,599) developed by Craig Reding, Midland Park, N.J., and Suzi Levas, Nanuet, N.Y., for "methods and apparatus for generating, updating and distributing speech recognition models." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for generating, distributing, and using speech recognition models are described. A shared speech processing facility is used to support speech recognition for a wide variety of devices with limited capabilities including business computer systems, personal data assistants, etc., which are coupled to the speech processing facility via a communications channel, e.g., the Internet. Devices with audio capture capability record and transmit to the speech processing facility, via the Internet, digitized speech and receive speech processing services, e.g., speech recognition model generation and/or speech recognition services, in response. The Internet is used to return speech recognition models and/or information identifying recognized words or phrases. Thus, the speech processing facility can be used to provide speech recognition capabilities to devices without such capabilities and/or to augment a device's speech processing capability. Voice dialing, telephone control and/or other services are provided by the speech processing facility in response to speech recognition results." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2011 (13/340,954). 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=8,447,599&OS=8,447,599&RS=8,447,599 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.



*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Self Initialized Host Cell Spatially Aware Emulation of a Computer Instruction Set ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,447,583) developed by four co-inventors for a "self initialized host cell spatially aware emulation of a computer instruction set." The co-inventors are Theodore J. Bohizic, Hyde Park, N.Y., Reid T. Copeland, Markham, Canada, Marcel Mitran, Markham, Canada, and Ali I. Sheikh, Markham, Canada.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A plurality of Guest cells of Guest instructions are provided with corresponding Host cells for emulating Guest instructions, each Guest instruction having a Guest cell corresponding to a Host cell. Each of the Host cells are initialized with an initialization routine for discovering a corresponding semantic routine for emulating the Guest instruction. When an instruction is to be emulated for the first time, the initialization routine patches itself with the discovered semantic routine such that subsequent emulation of the Guest instruction can be directly performed." The patent application was filed on Sept. 18, 2009 (12/562,464). 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=8,447,583&OS=8,447,583&RS=8,447,583 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** Walker Digital Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Walker Digital, Stamford, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,447,623) developed by five co-inventors for "systems and methods to provide a product to a customer before a final transaction term value is established." The co-inventors are John M. Packes Jr., Hawthorne, N.Y., Jay S. Walker, Ridgefield, Conn., Daniel E. Tedesco, New Canaan, Conn., Stephen C. Tulley, Stamford, Conn., and Keith Bemer, New York.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for selling a product which allows a customer to comparison search for, and obtain as a part of a purchase transaction, the competitive terms for a product following product acquisition. The method includes conveying the product to the customer prior to at least one transaction term of the sale being finalized, determining a final value of the transaction term, and completing the sale using the final value of the transaction term as a term of the sale." The patent application was filed on Aug. 11, 2008 (12/228,176). 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=8,447,623&OS=8,447,623&RS=8,447,623 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** New York University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- New York University, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,447,392) developed by Rodolfo R. Llinas, New York, for "brain-machine interface systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for interfacing a brain with a machine. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention employs a vascular approach in which one or more nano-electrodes are deployed in vasculature having a close geometric relationship with proximal innervation. Each nano-electrode is preferably deployed in a blood vessel so that its sensing end is at or near a nerve passing close to or intersecting the blood vessel. The sensing end of each nano-electrode is adapted so as to be carried along in the blood stream so as to position the sensing end at a desired point within the blood vessel. An array of nano-electrodes of varying lengths can be used to monitor multiple nerves or neurons along a blood vessel." The patent application was filed on July 11, 2007 (11/776,278). 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=8,447,392&OS=8,447,392&RS=8,447,392 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,447,112) developed by four co-inventors for a "method for automatic license plate recognition using adaptive feature set." The co-inventors are Peter Paul, Webster, N.Y., Aaron Michael Burry, Ontario, N.Y., William J. Hannaway, Webster, N.Y., and Claude S. Fillion, Rochester, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for determining a confidence level to be used in identifying a vehicle. The method includes receiving a vehicle image, extracting a license plate image from the at least one vehicle image, determining a license plate number and associated confidence level based upon the license plate image, and comparing the associated confidence level against a confidence threshold. If the associated confidence level is below the confidence threshold, the method further includes extracting auxiliary data from the at least one vehicle image, corresponding the extracted auxiliary data and a set of stored auxiliary data, and updating the associated confidence level to produce an updated confidence level based upon the correspondence of the extracted auxiliary data and the set of stored auxiliary data." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2010 (12/971,643). 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=8,447,112&OS=8,447,112&RS=8,447,112 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,447,099) developed by Sen Wang, Rochester, N.Y., and Lulu He, Evanston, Ill., for "forming 3D models using two images." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for determining a three-dimensional model from two images comprising: receiving first and second images captured from first and second viewpoints, respectively, each image including a two-dimensional image together with a corresponding range map; identifying a set of corresponding features in the first and second two-dimensional images; removing any extraneous corresponding features in the set of corresponding features responsive to the first and second range maps to produce a refined set of corresponding features; determining a geometrical transform for transforming three-dimensional coordinates for the first image to be consistent three-dimensional coordinates for the second image responsive to three-dimensional coordinates for the refined set of corresponding features, the three-dimensional coordinates comprising two-dimensional pixel coordinates from the corresponding two-dimensional image together with a range coordinate from the corresponding range map; and determining a three-dimensional model responsive to the first image, the second image and the geometrical transform." The patent application was filed on Jan. 11, 2011 (13/004,186). 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=8,447,099&OS=8,447,099&RS=8,447,099 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Greatbatch Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Greatbatch, Clarence, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,447,414) developed by six co-inventors for a "switched safety protection circuit for an AIMD system during exposure to high power electromagnetic fields." The co-inventors are Robert Shawn Johnson, North Tonawanda, N.Y., Warren S. Dabney, Orchard Park, N.Y., Robert A. Stevenson, Canyon Country, Calif., Christopher Michael Williams, Lancaster, N.Y., Holly Noelle Moschiano, Lancaster, N.Y., and Scott Brainard, Columbia Heights, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An energy management system that facilitates the transfer of high frequency energy induced on an implanted lead or a leadwire includes an energy dissipating surface associated with the implanted lead or the leadwire, a diversion or diverter circuit associated with the energy dissipating surface, and at least one switch disposed between the diversion circuit and the AIMD electronics for diverting energy in the implanted lead or the leadwire through the diversion circuit to the energy dissipating surface. The switch may comprise a single or multi-pole double or single throw switch. The diversion circuit may be either a high pass filter or a low pass filter." The patent application was filed on March 25, 2010 (12/731,764). 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=8,447,414&OS=8,447,414&RS=8,447,414 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,447,564) developed by Michael Jay Gross, Moreland Hills, Ohio, and Jagadish Nanjappa, Guilderland, N.Y., for "systems and method for power plant performance reconciliation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for determining the overall performance of a power plant are provided. The system includes a plurality of components including a processor configured to generate a first reference model of the power plant and generate a first measured model of the power plant. The processor is further configured to determine the performance impact of the at least one of the plurality of components of the power plant on the overall thermal performance of the power plant, normalize the performance impact to design conditions, and output at least one of the normalized performance impact on overall plant performance." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2009 (12/490,977). 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=8,447,564&OS=8,447,564&RS=8,447,564 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Carestream Health Assigned Patent for Method for Detection of Caries ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Carestream Health, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,447,083) developed by Victor C. Wong, Rochester, N.Y., and Rongguang Liang, Penfield, N.Y., for a "method for detection of caries." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for forming an enhanced image of tooth tissue for caries detection obtains fluorescence and reflectance image data from a tooth. Each pixel in the fluorescence image data is combined with its corresponding pixel in the reflectance image data by subtracting an offset to the reflectance image data value to generate an offset reflectance image data value, and then computing an enhanced image data value according to the difference between the fluorescence image data value and the offset reflectance image data value, whereby the enhanced image is formed from the resulting pixel array of enhanced image data values." The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2010 (12/692,787). 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=8,447,083&OS=8,447,083&RS=8,447,083 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Carestream Health Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Carestream Health, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,447,087) developed by Victor C. Wong, Rochester, N.Y., and Robert Cuffney, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., for an "apparatus and method for caries detection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus for imaging a tooth has at least one illumination source for providing an incident light having a first spectral range for obtaining a reflectance image of the tooth and a second spectral range for exciting a fluorescence image of the tooth. A first polarizer having a first polarization axis and a compensator in the path of the incident light of the first spectral range are disposed to direct light toward the tooth. A second polarizer is disposed to direct light obtained from the tooth toward a sensor and has a second polarization axis that is orthogonal to the first polarization axis. A lens is positioned in the return path to direct image-bearing light from the tooth toward the sensor for obtaining image data. A filter in the path of the image-bearing light from the tooth is treated to attenuate light in the second spectral range." The patent application was filed on July 28, 2011 (13/193,092). 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=8,447,087&OS=8,447,087&RS=8,447,087 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Welch Allyn Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Welch Allyn, Skaneateles Falls, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,447,385) developed by seven co-inventors for a "handheld medical microwave radiometer." The co-inventors are Fred Sterzer, Princeton, N.J., Daniel D. Mawhinney, Livingston, N.J., Laleh Rabieirad, Ithaca, N.Y., David E. Quinn, Auburn, N.Y., John A. Lane, Weedsport, N.Y., Matthew D. Mullin, Memphis, N.Y., and Charles N. Stewart, Skaneateles, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A microwave handheld radiometer for measuring subsurface tissue temperature of a subject includes a microwave antenna disposed relative to a handheld radiometer housing and adapted to electromagnetically couple to a skin surface of a subject, a circulator having a first circulator input and a second circulator input, wherein the first circulator input is electrically coupled to said antenna via a microwave feedline. A switch is electrically disposed between the antenna and an microwave feedline, said switch having a calibrate state and a measure state. A noise source, electrically coupled to the circulator, is being configured to provide a first source of thermal noise at a first temperature and a second source of thermal noise at a second temperature, wherein the noise source is switched between the first source and second source upon external command wherein a detector provides an output wherein surface temperature effects are corrected for the sub-surface measurement." The patent application was filed on July 28, 2010 (12/845,447). 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=8,447,385&OS=8,447,385&RS=8,447,385 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AVX Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- AVX, Fountain Inn, S.C., has been assigned a patent (8,446,705) developed by five co-inventors for an ultra broadband capacitor. The co-inventors are Andrew P. Ritter, Surfside Beach, S.C., John L. Galvagni, Surfside Beach, S.C., John Mruz, East Northport, N.Y., Robert Grossbach, Commack, N.Y., and Marianne Berolini, Southport, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are apparatus and methodology for inexpensive realization of one or more secondary capacitors within a monolithic body that already includes a first, larger capacitor to provide ultra wideband structures. Alternating layers of electrodes are provided with arm portions that embrace portions of adjacent electrode layers so as to create additional coupling effects within the capacitor structure thereby producing multiple additional equivalent capacitor structures within the device." The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2009 (12/538,584). 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=84,46,705.PN.&OS=PN/84,46,705&RS=PN/84,46,705 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Entropic Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Entropic Communications, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,446,530) developed by Erwin B. Bellers, South Salem, N.Y., for dynamic sampling.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sampling system adapts the sampling rate for sampling analog signals and/or the stored number of samples to the fixed or video image content, such that a higher rate, and equivalently a larger number of samples, are acquired for an image or video segment containing higher spatial frequencies while a lower number of samples (lower sampling rate) are retained for image or video segments containing lower spatial frequencies. The Nyquist theorem may still be satisfied for each individual image segment, while information necessary for edge enhancement is retained." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2001 (09/966,038). 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=84,46,530.PN.&OS=PN/84,46,530&RS=PN/84,46,530 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,446,817) developed by Elizabeth Stine, San Jose, Calif., and Brian Shlisky, Centerport, N.Y., for a "distributed virtual fibre channel over Ethernet forwarder." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A virtual Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) forwarder (vFCF) distributed in the core layer of an FCoE environment between two or more FCoE-enabled core switches by using a single virtual domain ID for the FCoE forwarders (FCFs) in a fabric is provided. In this manner, the network problem of having a single point of failure in a fabric is eliminated without needing to double the number of core switches in the FCoE environment for redundancy. Because the login and state information is distributed between the FCoE-enabled core switches of a fabric, the loss or failure of a core switch no longer means that the fabric goes down. Instead, when a core switch fails, the hosts and initiators may stay logged in through the other core switches." The patent application was filed on Jan. 19, 2010 (12/689,904). 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=84,46,817.PN.&OS=PN/84,46,817&RS=PN/84,46,817 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,446,635) developed by Richard Alan Campbell, Rochester, N.Y., for a return label generation.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus sense the replacement of a used component with a new component within the apparatus using sensors within the apparatus. The method/apparatus can then automatically display a message on a graphic user interface of the apparatus in response to the sensing of the replacement. This message provides information for recycling the used component, and the message provides a shipping option for shipping the used component to an appropriate recycling location. If the shipping option is selected, the method/apparatus retrieves a shipping address from memory within the apparatus and prints a shipping label for shipping the used component to the recycling location using a printing engine operatively connected to the apparatus." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2010 (12/771,328). 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=84,46,635.PN.&OS=PN/84,46,635&RS=PN/84,46,635 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Intellectual Ventures Fund 83, Las Vegas, has been assigned a patent (8,446,514) developed by John Norvold Border, Walworth, N.Y., and Joseph Anthony Manico, Rochester, N.Y., for "capturing images using a switchable imaging apparatus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for capturing an image, comprising: providing a switchable imaging apparatus including a display screen having a first display state and a second transparent state, an optical beam deflector switchable between a first non-deflecting state and a second deflecting state, a camera positioned in a location peripheral to the display screen, and a controller; setting the switchable imaging apparatus to the image capture mode by using the controller to set the display screen to the second transparent state and the optical beam deflector to the second deflecting state; using the camera to capture an image of the scene; setting the switchable imaging apparatus to the image display mode by using the controller to set the display screen to the first display state and the optical beam deflector to the first non-deflecting state; and displaying an image on the display screen." The patent application was filed on May 9, 2011 (13/103,145). 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=84,46,514.PN.&OS=PN/84,46,514&RS=PN/84,46,514 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Content Addressable Memories with Wireline Compensation ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,446,748) developed by Chung Hon Lam, Peekskill, N.Y., Jing Li, Ossining, N.Y., and Robert Montoye, Rochester, Minn., for "content addressable memories with wireline compensation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "What is disclosed is a novel memory array and process for creating a memory array to reduce wireline variability. The method includes accessing a routing design of a memory array with a plurality of memory cells. Each memory cell in the array includes one or more access devices, and a group of wires electrically connected between one or more of the memory cells and peripheral circuitry (PC). The group of the group of wires is divided into at least one subgroup (N). Next, a capacitance (C1, C2 . . . CN) of each wire in the subgroup (N) is calculated. Continuing further, a maximum capacitance (CMAX) of wires in the subgroup (N) is determined. An add-on capacitance to be added to a number (NA) of the wires in the subgroup (N) is calculated." The patent application was filed on Aug. 4, 2011 (13/198,292). 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=84,46,748.PN.&OS=PN/84,46,748&RS=PN/84,46,748 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Omnitek Partners Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Omnitek Partners, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,446,577) developed by Jahangir S. Rastegar, Stony Brook, N.Y., for "scanning polarized RF reference sources for angular orientation measurement for munitions and the like." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for determining an angular orientation of a sensor relative to a source. The method including: amplitude modulating at least two synchronized polarized Radio Frequency (RF) carrier signals with a predetermined relationship between their amplitude modulation of their electric field components and their polarization states to provide a scanning polarized RF reference source with a desired scanning range, pattern and frequency; detecting the scanning polarized RF reference source at the sensor; and using peak detection or pattern matching analysis on a signal detected at the sensor to determine the angular orientation of the sensor relative to scanning polarized RF reference source." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2009 (12/645,436). 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=84,46,577.PN.&OS=PN/84,46,577&RS=PN/84,46,577 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** NEC Laboratories America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- NEC Laboratories America, Princeton, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,446,811) developed by Guosen Yue, Plainsboro, N.J., and Xiaodong Wang, New York, for a "constellation re-arrangement and bit grouping." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for subpacket generation using a convolutional turbo code in hybrid automatic repeat request re-transmissions that includes separating a codeword into subblocks of bits, interleaving the subblocks, and performing a permutation to group the bit streams and rearrange a symbol constellation such that bits are assigned to bit positions based on a number of re-transmissions." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2010 (12/762,065). 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=84,46,811.PN.&OS=PN/84,46,811&RS=PN/84,46,811 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** SRC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- SRC, North Syracuse, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,446,722) developed by Michael L. Fowler, Minoa, N.Y., for a "circuit board chassis and method including sidewall aperture and backplane insertion slots for side assembled backplane." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A circuit board chassis and a method for assembling a backplane and a circuit board into the circuit board chassis include an aperture within at least one sidewall of the circuit board chassis. The backplane is inserted and assembled into the circuit board chassis through the aperture (that may include a counter-opposed pair of backplane insertion and assembly slots) in a first direction, and a circuit board is inserted and assembled into the circuit board chassis and the backplane in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. By inserting and assembling the backplane into the aperture and slots, rather than assembling the backplane as an external surface component of the circuit board chassis, the embodiments provide for ease of replacement of the backplane and circuit board under space constrained limitations. The resulting embodiments also provide enhanced rigidity and enhanced thermal dissipation within the circuit board chassis." The patent application was filed on Sept. 10, 2010 (12/879,604). 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=84,46,722.PN.&OS=PN/84,46,722&RS=PN/84,46,722 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Endicott Interconnect Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Endicott, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,446,707) developed by four co-inventors for a "circuitized substrate with low loss capacitive material and method of making same." The co-inventors are Rabindra N. Das, Vestal, N.Y., Konstantinos I. Papathomas, Endicott, N.Y., Voya R. Markovich, Endwell, N.Y., and James J. McNamara, Endwell, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A low loss capacitance and low loss insulating dielectric material consisting of a thermosetting resin, thermoplastic resin, a cross-linker, and containing a quantity of ferroelectric ceramic nano-particles of barium titanate within. The combined low loss insulating dielectric layer and a low loss capacitive layer resulting from the material allows one continuous layer that can form internal capacitors and permit the modifying the dielectric thickness between signal layers for impedance matching within a layer of substrate. More significantly, the applied layer of low loss capacitive materials can simultaneously act as a capacitor as well as a dielectric for separation of signal layers." The patent application was filed on Oct. 10, 2011 (13/269,770). 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=84,46,707.PN.&OS=PN/84,46,707&RS=PN/84,46,707 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** X-Rite Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- X-Rite, Grand Rapids, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,446,585) developed by Steven Henry Peterson, Martin, Mich., and Harold Van Aken, Wallkill, N.Y., for "optical assemblies for a color measurement instrument." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The optical assemblies disclosed herein advantageously utilize a beamsplitting apparatus in association with (i) the illumination path or (ii) the collection path of a color measurement instrument. Thus, the beamsplitting apparatus may be configured to spectrally divide one or more initial beams of light to emit a plurality of resultant beams of light, wherein the optical assembly is configured to illuminate a target using at least a first and second of the plurality of resultant beams. Alternatively, the beamsplitting apparatus may be configured to spectrally divide light received from a target to emit a plurality of resultant beams of light, wherein the optical assembly is configured to detect at least a first and second of the plurality of resultant beams of light. Advantageously, each of the first and second resultant beams is a product of a distinct set of one or more spectral constraints exacted by the beamsplitting apparatus." The patent application was filed on June 7, 2012 (13/490,858). 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=84,46,585.PN.&OS=PN/84,46,585&RS=PN/84,46,585 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** LSI Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- LSI, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,446,962) developed by Elliot N. Linzer, Suffern, N.Y., for a "compressed video format with partial picture representation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An encoder comprising a first circuit and a second circuit. The first circuit may be configured to (i) generate a cropped video signal in response to separating a video signal and (ii) generate overscan information describing a shape of an overscan region. The video signal conveys an image having a picture region containing image information and the overscan region. The cropped video signal conveys the picture region. The second circuit may be configured to generate a digital video bit-stream in response to compressing said cropped video signal. The overscan region is absent from the digital video bit-stream as transmitted from the encoder." The patent application was filed on Dec. 8, 2009 (12/633,094). 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=8,446,962&OS=8,446,962&RS=8,446,962 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Harris Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Harris, Melbourne, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,447,337) developed by John W. Nieto, Rochester, N.Y., and William Nelson Furman, Fairport, N.Y., for a "wireless communications device with waveform configuration and related methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mobile wireless communications device may include an antenna, a transceiver coupled to the antenna, and a controller coupled to the transceiver. The controller may be configured to determine a received signal characteristic, and to configure parameters of a waveform for adjacent forward transmission blocks to be transmitted as sequential forward transmission blocks and based upon the received signal characteristic. Each forward transmission block may have a preamble portion and an associated body portion. The controller may be further configured to set the preamble portion of each forward transmission block to communicate the parameters of the configured waveform." The patent application was filed on March 29, 2010 (12/749,082). 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=8,447,337.PN.&OS=PN/8,447,337&RS=PN/8,447,337 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,447,333) developed by Bhuvan Bamba, Larchmont, N.Y., Bugra Gedik, White Plains, N.Y., and Kun-Lung Wu, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., for a "selective processing of location-sensitive data streams." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for processing a first data stream specifying locations of a user at different times and a second data stream specifying values of a monitored attribute at a location of interest at different times includes: receiving a location-centric trigger specifying at least one spatial predicate condition relative to the location of interest and at least one non-spatial predicate condition relevant to the location of interest, calculating a safe region that includes locations whose probability of satisfying the spatial predicate condition falls below a first threshold, calculating a safe value container that includes values whose probability of satisfying the non-spatial predicate condition falls below a second threshold, and processing the first data stream and the second data stream against the location-centric trigger, by considering only those locations that are not contained within the safe region and only those values that are not contained within the safe value container." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2012 (13/469,291). 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=8,447,333.PN.&OS=PN/8,447,333&RS=PN/8,447,333 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xtify Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Xtify, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,447,332) developed by Andrew P. Weinreich, New York, Jeremy E. Levy, New York, and Gilbert Barron, South Salem, N.Y., for a location-based services platform.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A platform for providing location-based services is disclosed. A location data collection client running on a mobile device periodically obtains data allowing determination of the geographic location of the mobile device (e.g., GPS, cell tower, or WiFi data) and transmits that data and mobile device-specific information to a location-based services (LBS) platform server. The LBS platform server determines geographic location of the mobile device from the received data. For example, the LBS platform server accesses databases associating latitude and longitude coordinates with cell tower data or WiFi data and updates mobile device location to maintain current location information for the mobile device, which can be used as a proxy for the location of a mobile device user. The LBS platform server further includes a set of APIs allowing third-party services providers to access to the location data." The patent application was filed on May 1, 2009 (12/434,508). 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=8,447,332.PN.&OS=PN/8,447,332&RS=PN/8,447,332 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Solocron Media Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Solocron Media, Tyler, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,447,290) developed by Michael E. Shanahan, Nyack, N.Y., for "methods and apparatuses for programming user-defined information into electronic devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device for programming user-defined information into an electronic device is provided. The programmer allows a user to program customized information, such as user-selected audio, video, or Internet access information into his or her programmable device. Such electronic devices include wireless telephones, pagers, and personal digital assistants. The programmer allows a user to, among other things, customize the device to suit his or her particular taste." The patent application was filed on Aug. 16, 2012 (13/587,428). 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=8,447,290.PN.&OS=PN/8,447,290&RS=PN/8,447,290 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Praxair Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Praxair Technology, Danbury, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,447,175) developed by four co-inventors for an "energy delivery system for a gas transport vessel containing low vapor pressure gas." The co-inventors are Martin Lee Timm, Getzville, N.Y., Thomas John Bergman Jr., Clarence Center, N.Y., Justin Cole Germond, Amherst, N.Y., Keith Randall Pace, East Amherst, N.Y., Kenneth Leroy Burgers, East Amherst, N.Y., and Michael Clinton Johnson, Grand Island, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for delivering vapor phase fluid at an elevated pressure from a transport vessel containing liquefied or two-phase fluid is provided. The system includes: (a) a transport vessel positioned in a substantially horizontal position; (b) one or more energy delivery elements disposed on the lower portion of the transport vessel wherein the energy delivery devices include a heating means and a first insulation means, wherein the energy delivery devices are configured to the contour of the transport vessel; (c) one or more substantially rigid support devices disposed on the outer periphery of the energy delivery devices, wherein the support devices hold the energy delivery devices in thermal contact with a lower portion of the transport vessel; and (d) one or more attaching devices secure the rigid support devices onto the transport vessel and hold the energy delivery devices between the substantially rigid support device and a wall of the transport vessel." The patent application was filed on March 18, 2010 (12/726,975). 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=8,447,175.PN.&OS=PN/8,447,175&RS=PN/8,447,175 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Voxx International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Voxx International, Hauppauge, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,447,174) developed by George C. Schedivy, Aquebogue, N.Y., for a portable video system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A video system attachable to a docking station includes a display capable of displaying video data received from the docking station, and a media player, wherein the video system is capable of operating when removed from the docking station. The video system is capable of connecting to at least one of a battery and an adapter for a power supply." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2009 (12/578,931). 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=8,447,174.PN.&OS=PN/8,447,174&RS=PN/8,447,174 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Grape Technology Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Grape Technology Group, Bethlehem, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,447,278) developed by Robert Pines, New York, John Blakeney, Macungie, Pa., and Christine Baumeister, Schwenksville, Pa., for a "communication assistance system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication assistance system has a first database haying a plurality of listings therein, each having at least one contact name and a corresponding contact number. A device is configured to receive a directory assistance communication from a device of a user requesting at least one listing. A past requested listing table for at least one of said users is configured to store prior requested listings obtained from the database, as previously requested by the user. The past requested listing table is generated by the system and transmitted for storage on the device of the user so that when the user contacts the system, with the at least one listing stored on the past requested listing table being masked, the system may allow a communication connection between the device and the listing on the past requested listing table." The patent application was filed on March 8, 2010 (12/719,055). 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=8,447,278.PN.&OS=PN/8,447,278&RS=PN/8,447,278 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,447,210) developed by four co-inventors for a "reusable transfer assist blade assembly for electro-photographic marking devices." The co-inventors are David B. Montfort, Webster, N.Y., Donald C. Koch, Ontario, N.Y., Eliud Robles Flores, Webster, N.Y., and John R. Falvo, Ontario, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "As set forth herein, a reusable transfer assist blade (TAB) assembly includes a replaceable blade assembly that is locked into position between a clamp assembly and an extruded portion of the TAB assembly. When the blade assembly requires replacement, spring tables on the clam assembly are biased upward to release the clamp assembly from the extruded portion, and the clamp assembly is rotated about a clamp tab-clamp pocket interface at the top of the TAB assembly. The blade assembly is removed and replaced, the clamp assembly is rotated back into position against the extruded portion, and the spring tabs re-engage interlocking features on the extruded portion to lock the replacement blade in position. The expensive extruded portion and clamp assembly are thus reused and the inexpensive blade assembly is discarded or recycled." The patent application was filed on Sept. 20, 2010 (12/885,623). 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=8,447,210.PN.&OS=PN/8,447,210&RS=PN/8,447,210 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Simulated Paper Texture Using Clear Toner on Uniform Substrate ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,447,204) developed by four co-inventors for a "simulated paper texture using clear toner on uniform substrate." The co-inventors are Mu Qiao, Castro Valley, Calif., Marc Rene, Rochester, N.Y., William A. Fuss, Rochester, N.Y., Shen-ge Wang, Fairport, N.Y., and Paul Conlon, South Bristol, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system is adapted for simulating a textured pattern on a non-textured substrate. The system includes generating at least a first textured description in a controller unit operatively associated with at least one image forming apparatus. The first textured description is combined with at least one image of an original print job to generate a first print job. The first textured description is printed on at least one face of a substrate to provide a perceived first textured substrate. The at least one image is then printed on the perceived first textured substrate." The patent application was filed on Oct. 27, 2010 (12/913,226). 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=8,447,204.PN.&OS=PN/8,447,204&RS=PN/8,447,204 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,447,203) developed by four co-inventors for "reducing toner cracking with screening patterns." The co-inventors are Hwai-Tzuu Tai, Rochester, N.Y., Thomas N. Tombs, Rochester, N.Y., Brian J. Kwarta, Pittsford, N.Y., and Donald S. Rimai, Webster, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Toner is applied to a receiver having an area to be folded and a separate area not to be folded. Non-fold and fold-area screening patterns are selected. The non-fold screening pattern has a toner coverage greater than 50% and the fold-area screening pattern has a toner coverage less than 50%. Image data to be applied to the receiver in the area to be folded and the area not to be folded are received. The image data in the area not to be folded are processed using the non-fold screening pattern and the image data in the area to be folded are processed using the fold-area screening pattern to provide screened data. Toner corresponding to the screened data is applied to the receiver. The applied toner is fused to the receiver, so that the area to be folded includes fused toner." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2010 (12/795,946). 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=8,447,203.PN.&OS=PN/8,447,203&RS=PN/8,447,203 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Object Recognition Using Haar Features and Histograms ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,447,139) developed by four co-inventors for an "object recognition using Haar features and histograms." The co-inventors are Weiguang Guan, Dundas, Canada, Norman Haas, Mount Kisco, N.Y., Ying Li, Mohegan Lake, N.Y., and Sharathchandra Pankanti, Darien, Conn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method to detect objects in a digital image. At least one image representing at least one frame of a video sequence is received. A sliding window of different window sizes at different locations is placed in the image. A cascaded classifier including a plurality of increasingly accurate layers is applied to each window size and each location. Each layer includes a plurality of classifiers. An area of the image within a current sliding window is evaluated using one or more weak classifiers in the plurality of classifiers based on at least one of Haar features and Histograms of Oriented Gradients features. An output of each weak classifier is a weak decision as to whether the area of the image includes an instance of an object of a desired object type. A location of the zero or more images associated with the desired object type is identified." The patent application was filed on April 13, 2011 (13/085,985). 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=8,447,139.PN.&OS=PN/8,447,139&RS=PN/8,447,139 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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