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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (Nov. 14)

[November 14, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (Nov. 14)

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

*** G.D. Searle Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- G.D. Searle, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (RE43,802) developed by eight co-inventors for ".alpha.- and .beta.-amino acid hydroxyethylamino sulfonamides useful as retroviral protease inhibitors." The co-inventors are Michael L. Vazquez, Gurnee, Ill., Richard A. Mueller, Glencoe, Ill., John J. Talley, St. Louis, Daniel P. Getman, Chesterfield, Mo., Gary A. DeCrescenzo, St. Peters, Mo., John N. Freskos, Clayton, Mo., Deborah E. Bertenshaw, Brentwood, Mo., and Robert M. Heintz, Ballwin, Mo.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: ".alpha.- and .beta.-amino acid hydroxyethylamino sulfonamide compounds are effective as retroviral protease inhibitors, and in particular as inhibitors of HIV protease." The patent application was filed on Sept. 21, 2011 (13/238,923). 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=RE43,802&OS=RE43,802&RS=RE43,802 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Boeing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,312,533) developed by Darrel J. Price, Edwardsville, Ill., for a "virtual local area network switching device and associated computer system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A virtual local area network switching device and an associated computer system and method are provided to permit operation in accordance with a plurality of different security classifications. The computer system includes a computer, a virtual local area network switching device and a plurality of peripheral units having different security classifications. The virtual local area network switching device may include a computing device that includes the plurality of ports and that is configured to control communications with the peripheral units in accordance with the respective security classifications. The virtual local area network switching device may also include a memory device configured to store information associating the plurality of the ports with the security classification of the respective peripheral unit. The memory device may also store information associating each port with both a logical address and a physical address of the respective peripheral units." The patent application was filed on Oct. 29, 2007 (11/926,688). 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=8,312,533&OS=8,312,533&RS=8,312,533 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Palo Alto Research Center Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,021) developed by Irina Matveeva, Chicago, and Ayman Farahart, San Francisco, for a "generalized latent semantic analysis." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that builds an association tensor (such as a matrix) to facilitate document and word-level processing operations. During operation, the system uses terms from a collection of documents to build an association tensor, which contains values representing pair-wise similarities between terms in the collection of documents. During this process, if a given value in the association tensor is calculated based on an insufficient number of samples, the system determines a corresponding value from a reference document collection, and then substitutes the corresponding value for the given value in the association tensor. After the association tensor is obtained, a dimensionality reduction method is applied to compute a low-dimensional vector space representation for the vocabulary terms. Document vectors are computed as linear combinations of term vectors." The patent application was filed on Sept. 16, 2005 (11/228,924). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,12,021.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,021&RS=PN/83,12,021 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Georgetown University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Georgetown University, Washington, has been assigned a patent (8,312,023) developed by Thomas Clay Shields, Washington, Ophir Frieder, Chicago, and Marcus A. Maloof, Bethesda, Md., for "automated forensic document signatures." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems are provided for a proactive approach for computer forensic investigations. The invention allows organizations anticipating the need for forensic analysis to prepare in advance. Digital representations are generated proactively for a specified target. A digital representation is a digest of the content of the target. Digital representations of a collection of targets indexed and organized in a data structure, such as an inverted index. The searching and comparison of digital representations of a collection of targets allows quick and accurate identification of targets having identical or similar content. Computational and storage costs are expended in advance, which allows more efficient computer forensic investigations. The present invention can be applied to numerous applications, such as computer forensic evidence gathering, misuse detection, network intrusion detection, and unauthorized network traffic detection and prevention." The patent application was filed on May 12, 2008 (12/118,942). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,12,023.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,023&RS=PN/83,12,023 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,312,007) developed by five co-inventors for "generating database query plans." The co-inventors are Robert J. Bestgen, Rochester, Minn., Wei Hu, Middleton, Wis., Shantan Kethireddy, Chicago, Andrew P. Passe, Rochester, Minn., and Ulrich Thiemann, Rochester, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for optimizing database queries for energy efficiency. In general, a query optimizer is configured to compare energy requirements of query plans, and to select a query plan requiring minimal energy to execute. In one embodiment, the query optimizer may also compare time performance of the query plans, and may select a query plan by matching to a user preference for a relative priority between energy requirements and time performance." The patent application was filed on May 8, 2008 (12/117,070). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,12,007.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,007&RS=PN/83,12,007 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Walgreen Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Walgreen, Deerfield, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,311,891) developed by Alan J. Berkelhamer, Highland Park, Ill., and Gowri Selka, Buffalo Grove, Ill., for a "system for separating and distributing pharmacy order processing for medication payments." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An information system and method that provides the ability to reroute portions of prescription order work between a plurality of organizational units in order to leverage capacity, expertise, or other resources to increase network efficiency." The patent application was filed on Oct. 18, 2005 (11/252,759). 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=8,311,891&OS=8,311,891&RS=8,311,891 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- AT&T Intellectual Property, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,311,897) developed by Denis L. Bagsby, Waterloo, Ill., Adam Lee Klein, Cedar Park, Texas, and Lee M. Chow, Chicago, for a "system and method of processing service product orders." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The disclosure is generally directed to a system and method of processing a service product order. The method includes receiving a service product package defining a service product offering from a service delivery platform. The method also includes receiving an order for the service product offering from a subscriber having a subscriber account. The method further includes associating a subscriber identity with the order and providing the subscriber identity and the order to the service delivery platform. The method also includes providing provisioning data to the service delivery platform and delivering, via the service delivery platform, a video item corresponding to the service product package. The method includes communicating a billing activation event from an order management system to a billing system, the billing system to create or modify a bill corresponding to the subscriber account and providing an order completion notification to the subscriber." The patent application was filed on Oct. 23, 2009 (12/604,487). 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=8,311,897&OS=8,311,897&RS=8,311,897 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method for Classifying Data Streams with Very Large Cardinality ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,311,959) developed by Charu C. Aggarwal, Mohegan Lake, N.Y., and Philip S. Yu, Chicago, for a "system and method for classifying data streams with very large cardinality." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An object and attributes that describe that object are identified. The attributes are grouped into attribute patterns, and classification classes are identified. For each identified class a sketch table containing a plurality of parallel hash tables is created. For the object to be classified, each attribute pattern is processed using the all of the hash functions for each sketch table, resulting in a plurality of values under each sketch table for a single attribute pattern. The lowest value is selected for each sketch table. The distribution of values across all sketch tables is evaluated for each attribute pattern, producing a discriminatory power for each attribute pattern. Attribute patterns having a discriminatory power above a given threshold are selected and added to the associated sketch table values. The sketch table with the largest overall sum is identified, and the associated class is assigned to the object belonging to the attribute patterns." The patent application was filed on Feb. 21, 2012 (13/400,863). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,11,959.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,959&RS=PN/83,11,959 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Siemens Medical Solutions USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Malvern, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,312,322) developed by Rajesh Gururaj, Schaumburg, Ill., for a "system for automated generation of computer test procedures." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system automatically generates a workflow report for computerized system testing and other uses. The system comprises at least one processing device including at least one log file including records identifying time stamped actions performed by a user of a computerized processing system and actions performed by the system. A repository includes stored predetermined data patterns associated with workflow tasks performed in a workflow by a user and a system. A parser automatically parses records of the at least one log file to identify workflow tasks performed during a time period using the predetermined data patterns. A report generator automatically generates a workflow report comprising the identified workflow tasks and associated time stamps indicating workflow tasks performed by the system and user during the time period. An output processor provides the generated workflow report to a destination device for access by a user." The patent application was filed on July 9, 2010 (12/833,021). 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=8,312,322.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,322&RS=PN/8,312,322 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Privacy Vault for Maintaining the Privacy of User Profiles ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 - Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,312,273) developed by sixteen co-inventors for a "privacy vault for maintaining the privacy of user profiles." The co-inventors are Nir Nice, Kfar Veradim, Israel, Melissa W. Dunn, Woodinville, Wash., Eric Picard, Redmond, Wash., Amit Shaked, Netanya, Israel, Eric Don Van Valkenburg, Redmond, Wash., Alexander George Gounares, Kirkland, Wash., Friedman Arie, Petach Tikva, Israel, Sefy Ophir, Tel Mond, Israel, Boaz Feldbaum, Haifa, Israel, Vu A. Ha, Kirkland, Wash., Teresa B. Mah, Bellevue, Wash., Darrell Jay Cannon, Sammamish, Wash., Michael Joseph Toutonghi, Prague, Czech Republic, Uri Barash, Tel Mond, Israel, Cynthia Dwork, San Francisco, and Ying Li, Bellevue, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for facilitating personalization of web content is provided, while protecting the privacy of the user data utilized to personalize the user's experience. A privacy vault may collect user data including user activity data, demographic data, and user interests submitted by a user. In one embodiment, the privacy vault operates on a user client device. The privacy vault sends the user data to a community vault that collects user data from multiple users. The community vault generates segment rules that whether a user belongs to a user segment, which expresses a user's interest. The segment rules are then communicated back to the privacy vault, which assigns one or more user segments to the user based on the user data available to the privacy vault and the segment rules. The privacy vault may communicate user segments to one or more content providers that supply personalized content that is selected based on the user segments provided." The patent application was filed on Oct. 7, 2009 (12/575,260). 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=8,312,273.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,273&RS=PN/8,312,273 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Valkre Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Valkre Solutions, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,311,879) developed by Jerry Alderman, Saint Charles, Ill., and Brian Kiep, Barrington, Ill., for a "system and method for customer value creation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and related methods used by an organization to collect, manage, analyze and act on data (i.e., manage "customer value creation" or "CVC") from customers. The system may be used by organizations without depending on consultants to manage customer value creation. The system comprises an integrated dataset and schema, termed "Customer Value Creation Data," which comprises three data types: Differential Value Proposition; Demand Influence; and Opportunities. Differential Value Proposition is the ability of the organization's products and services to positively impact their customer's bottom line relative to the organization's competitors. The ability to create a DVP can be correlated to the investments and strategies made by the organization on an ongoing basis. The connection between an organization's investments and strategies, and their customer's bottom line, comprises three parts: the investments and strategies that an organization makes (Value Attributes); the relative importance or impact each investment or strategy has on a customer's bottom line (Value Attribute Scores); and the combined, quantified economic or financial impact that all the Value Attributes have on a customer's bottom line or profitability (Differential Value Proposition Percentage, or "DVP %"). The system may be embodied in a computer program that implements modules in the appropriate order, collects and stores relevant data, and perform necessary calculations. The program may be run through an Internet web browser." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2009 (12/486,700). 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=8,311,879&OS=8,311,879&RS=8,311,879 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Litepoint Assigned Patent for System and Method for Using a Single Vector Signal Generator to Verify Device Under Test ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 -- Litepoint, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,329) developed by Ramakrishna Yellapantula, Libertyville, Ill., Yinghui Li, Cupertino, Calif., and Dirk J.M. Walvis, Santa Cruz, Calif., for a "system and method for using a single vector signal generator to verify device under test." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method is disclosed for testing a communication device. In accordance with the described invention, a single vector signal generator (VSG) is utilized to test manufactured 2x2, 3x2 and 4x2 MIMO wireless devices to identify possible manufacturing defects that may impair or disable the device under test (DUT) receivers from properly receiving constituted MIMO TX signals and accurately decoding the bits/symbols conveyed by transmitted TX signals. Disclosed embodiments may include a VSG coupled to a DUT. The VSG being configured to transmit data packets as a first codeword and a second codeword, wherein the VSG includes software and hardware architecture to manipulate the first codeword and the second codeword as emulated first and second waveforms, wherein the first waveform is different than the second waveform. The DUT being configured to receive the emulated first and second waveforms as prescribed signals from the VSG. The prescribed signals including a first received signal and a second received signal, wherein the DUT includes software and hardware architecture to manipulate the first received signal and the second received signal to generate block error rate results therefrom." The patent application was filed on June 13, 2011 (13/158,870). 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=8,312,329.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,329&RS=PN/8,312,329 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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