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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Dec. 6)

[December 06, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Dec. 6)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Texas.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Updating a Domain Name Server ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,327,022) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for updating a domain name server." The co-inventors are Kavitha Ramalingam, Karnataka, India, Prithvi Srihari, Bangalore, India, Vasu Vallabhaneni, Austin, Texas, and Venkat Venkatsubra, Austin, Texas.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented method, apparatus, system, and computer usable program code for updating a domain name server. In response to detecting a failed network interface in a plurality of network interfaces on a content server, the content server identifies an IP address for the failed network interface. The content server notifies a domain name server that the IP address for the failed network interface is an unreachable IP address. The domain name server does not provide the unreachable IP address to a querying client." The patent application was filed on Oct. 10, 2006 (11/539,897). 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=8,327,022.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,022&RS=PN/8,327,022 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Multi-layer Hardware-based Service Acceleration (MHSA) ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,327,014) developed by six co-inventors for a "multi-layer hardware-based service acceleration (MHSA)." The co-inventors are Marco Foschiano, Pinerolo, Italy, Sudheer Babu Chittireddy, Karnataka, India, Christophe Paggen, Neupre, Belgium, Munawar Hossain, Austin, Texas, Suresh Gurajapu, Cupertino, Calif., and Vardarajan Venkatesh, Santa Clara, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for intelligent sharing and tighter integration between a service engine (SE) for network communication and a high-speed forwarding device, such that certain network flows may be offloaded from the SE to benefit from the high-speed forwarding capacity of such a device are provided. To accomplish the integration, an application binary interface (ABI) may be employed as an in-band high-priority communication protocol between the data planes of the SE and the high-speed forwarding device, and an application programming interface (API) may be utilized to leverage the ABI and any in-band or out-of-band channel to allow the master SE to control the high-speed slave device. Such integration techniques are not limited to a few specialized hardware components, but may also be applied to other types of hardware resources, such as flow tables, quality of service (QoS) tables, access control list (ACL) tables for security, forwarding and adjacency tables, etc." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2008 (12/164,631). 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=8,327,014.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,014&RS=PN/8,327,014 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** United Services Automobile Association (USAA) Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- United Services Automobile Association (USAA), San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,327,017) developed by Christopher S. Trost, San Antonio, and Donald E. Clemons Jr., San Antonio, for "systems and methods for an autonomous intranet." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure provides a system and method for an autonomous intranet. The autonomous intranet can include two or more data centers, each provided with a load balancer for advertising a common single-host Internet Protocol address upstream for the respective data centers under certain conditions." The patent application was filed on March 12, 2008 (12/046,850). 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=8,327,017.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,017&RS=PN/8,327,017 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for High Resolution, Low Power Design for CPRI/OBSAI Latency Measurement ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,326,364) developed by Gary F. Chard, Garland, Texas, T-Pinn R. Koh, Allen, Texas, and Yilun Wang, Dallas, for a "high resolution, low power design for CPRI/OBSAI latency measurement." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "As part of the protocol for Common Public Radio Interface/Open Base Station Architecture Initiative (CPRI/OBSAI) systems, timing circuits are used to calculate the "round trip" latency across CPRI/OBSAI links. Traditionally, these timing circuits have been plagued with numerous problems. Here, however, a timing circuit is provided that has improved latency measurement accuracy, reduced power consumption, and a reduced likelihood of detecting a false comma. This is generally accomplished through the use of double edge latching in combination with post processing circuit and single bit transmission between low and high speed clock domains." The patent application was filed on May 13, 2010 (12/779,373). 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=8,326,364.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,364&RS=PN/8,326,364 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** University of Texas System Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- The University of Texas System, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,326,427) developed by Pankaj Pasricha, Cupertino, Calif., and Jlande Chen, Houston, for a "gastrointestinal electrical stimulation for the treatment of pacreatitis." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of preventing acute pancreatitis comprising positioning stimulatory electrodes in the stomach of an individual in need thereof; and administering repetitive trains of short pulse gastrointestinal electrical stimulation effective for suppressing the inflammatory response in the pancreas is provided herein. The electrodes are placed by laproscopic, endoscopic or surgical means. The gastrointestinal stimulation activates vagal reflexes. The activation of the vagal reflexes is via the gastric and pancreatic afferents. The gastrointestinal stimulation also activates the axonal reflexes. The activation of the axonal reflexes is via the dichotomous branches of the spinal nerves. The electrical stimulation is administered concurrently with an endoscopic procedure or immediately following an endoscopic procedure. Also, provided herein is a method of preventing inflammation of a visceral organ comprising positioning a stimulatory electrode in proximity of descending efferents in the vagus, innervating the visceral organ, of an individual in need thereof, and administering repetitive trains of short pulse electrical stimulation effective in activating nicotinic receptors." The patent application was filed on July 14, 2010 (12/836,377). 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=8,326,427.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,427&RS=PN/8,326,427 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Nesting Negotiation for Self-mobile Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,326,458) developed by David Bruce Kumhyr, Austin, Texas, for a "nesting negotiation for self-mobile devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disparate robotic devices can be automatically recharged and reprogrammed by self-scheduling individual time slots for the available recharging area(s) of a charging station. These charging stations provide a nest to which each robot must return periodically for power. These nests can also provide new tasking or patches for the robotic devices. The charging station and the robotic devices are both provided with communications capabilities and a protocol by which they can negotiate to find a time slot in which the device can be recharged, as well as determining a correct connector and a battery type." The patent application was filed on Dec. 14, 2010 (12/967,383). 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=8,326,458.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,458&RS=PN/8,326,458 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Creating Context-sensitive Webpage Time-out Intervals ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,326,999) developed by Channing W. Fell Jr., Round Rock, Texas, Itzhack Goldberg, Hadera, Israel, and Julianne Frances Haugh, Austin, Texas, for a "creating context-sensitive webpage time-out intervals." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: " approach is provided to establish, over a network adapter, network sessions with various client computer systems. Requests for a webpage are received at the network adapter from the client computer systems. The requested webpage is retrieved from a storage area. Multiple timeout intervals are initialized and stored in a memory area, wherein each of the plurality timeout intervals corresponds to one of the client computer systems. The timeout intervals that are initialized are different for at least some of the client computer systems. The requested webpage is returned to the client computer systems. When a timeout interval elapses for any of the client computer systems, the system terminates the session that was established with the client computer system." The patent application was filed on June 2, 2009 (12/476,631). 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=8,326,999.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,999&RS=PN/8,326,999 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NuPulse Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- NuPulse, Tucson, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,326,421) developed by four co-inventors for a ventricular assist device . The co-inventors are Valluvan Jeevanandam, Chicago, Roger William Snyder, New Braunfels, Texas, Robert Smith, Raleigh, N.C., and Paul DeDecker, Clinton Township, Mich.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Devices and methods are disclosed for implanting, positioning, removing, replacing and operating intra-aortic balloon pumps." The patent application was filed on Feb. 21, 2012 (13/401,249). 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=8,326,421.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,421&RS=PN/8,326,421 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Finisar Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Finisar, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,325,775) developed by Ralph H. Johnson, Allen, Texas, for an "efficient carrier injection in a semiconductor device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Semiconductor devices such as VCSELs, SELs, LEDs, and HBTs are manufactured to have a wide bandgap material near a narrow bandgap material. Electron injection is improved by an intermediate structure positioned between the wide bandgap material and the narrow bandgap material. The intermediate structure is an inflection, such as a plateau, in the ramping of the composition between the wide bandgap material and the narrow bandgap material. The intermediate structure is highly doped and has a composition with a desired low electron affinity. The injection structure can be used on the p-side of a device with a p-doped intermediate structure at high hole affinity." The patent application was filed on Nov. 8, 2010 (12/941,940). 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=8,325,775&OS=8,325,775&RS=8,325,775 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Fisher-Rosemount Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,326,666) developed by John M. Caldwell, Austin, Texas, and Christopher J. Felts, Austin, Texas, for "event synchronized reporting in process control systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and computer-executable instructions for event synchronized reporting in an process control system are disclosed. Events may be synchronized by a synchronization parameter, whose instances of occurrence may be non-contiguous in time. Examples of synchronization parameters may include a work shift, a work group, an individual's on-duty time, a logged-on period of an individual, the execution times of a process control entity, a batch run type, and a procedure or sub-unit of a batch run. Instances of occurrence of the synchronization parameter may be recorded into a process control event database. Event synchronized reports may contain at least one synchronization value based on both the instances of occurrence of the synchronization parameter as well as historical process control data. Data from various historian databases may be accessed from process control system tools and integrated into a single report." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2008 (12/240,948). 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=8,326,666&OS=8,326,666&RS=8,326,666 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Collective Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Collective, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,326,688) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and system for behavioral classification." The co-inventors are Paul Harrison, Keller, Texas, James Oliphant, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Hal Fulton, Austin, Texas, Armin Roehrl, Koetzig, Germany, and Brenden Grace, Charlottesville, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A plurality of pages viewed by a communications network user (e.g., an Internet user) are classified as pertaining to one of a plurality of topics. A count of each of the pages viewed by the communications network user for each of the topics is tracked, as is a recency with which each of the pages viewed by the communications network user was viewed for each of the topics. The communications network user is characterized as belonging to one or more behavioral segments based on the count and the recency. Advertisements are served to the communications network user based on at least advertising targeting parameters and the characterization." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2010 (12/694,536). 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=8,326,688&OS=8,326,688&RS=8,326,688 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** United Services Automobile Association Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- United Services Automobile Association, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,326,643) developed by Nikolay Eshkenazi, San Antonio, Gregory Neal Lewis, San Antonio, and Mark Richter, San Antonio, for "systems and methods for automated phone conversation analysis." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for providing phone conversation analysis may comprise at least one subsystem that monitors a phone conversation for key words or key phrases as defined by business rules. Conversations containing such words may be tagged with appropriate metadata to identify the conversation for subsequent analysis, and for conducting trending and analysis of the collected data. Also, a system for providing phone conversation analysis may comprise subsystems for monitoring a phone conversation for key words or key phrases, and associating the key words or key phrases with pre-determined offers or services." The patent application was filed on Aug. 28, 2006 (11/511,593). 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=8,326,643&OS=8,326,643&RS=8,326,643 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Align Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Align Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,647) developed by Muhammad Chishti, Sunnyvale, Calif., Kenneth Vargha, San Jose, Calif., and Joe Breeland, Austin, Texas, for a "method and system for distributing patient referrals." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Practitioners are certified to perform a medical procedure, such as an orthodontic procedure. Certified practitioners are maintained in a referral directory and classified within tiers based on criteria such as the number of procedures that they have performed. Inquiries are solicited from prospective patients, and referral lists are provided to those patients who request them. The referral lists are obtained from the referral directory with doctors from higher tiers who have performed more procedures receiving preferential inclusion on the referral lists." The patent application was filed on Aug. 3, 2009 (12/534,790). 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=8,326,647&OS=8,326,647&RS=8,326,647 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Expanse Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Expanse Networks, Furlong, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,326,648) developed by Andrew Alexander Kenedy, Sugar Land, Texas, and Charles Anthony Eldering, Furlong, Pa., for a "system for secure mobile healthcare selection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system and device for secure mobile healthcare selection are presented in which a user can, from a mobile device, authorize the comparison of pangenetic (genetic and epigenetic) data with data profiles corresponding to healthcare products, services and service providers to determine which are the most appropriate for a particular consumer. Data masking is used to maintain privacy of sensitive portions of the pangenetic data." The patent application was filed on March 1, 2011 (13/037,834). 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=8,326,648&OS=8,326,648&RS=8,326,648 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** E-Scan Data Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- E-Scan Data Systems, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,326,656) developed by four co-inventors for a "lossless account compression for health care patient benefits eligibility research system and methods." The co-inventors are Peter Douglas Beery, Cedar Park, Texas, Michael L. Considine, Austin, Texas, Bruce C. MacArtney-Filgate, Austin, Texas, and John William Wester, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for determining eligibility for reimbursement for medical claims for patients may be implemented with computer software which compares a service provider's patient information against a benefit provider's database of covered persons to determine if the patient is eligible for benefits. The service provider records may be compressed by grouping all of the medical claims relating to a particular patient into one cluster represented by a composite medical claim, which may be used to query the benefit provider databases to determine if the patient is recognized. If the patient is recognized, every record within the cluster may be checked against the benefit provider's database to determine whether one or more patient medical claims are eligible for reimbursement." The patent application was filed on Sept. 13, 2010 (12/880,978). 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=8,326,656&OS=8,326,656&RS=8,326,656 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Chevron USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Chevron USA, San Ramon, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,543) developed by Tamas Nemeth, San Ramon, Calif., and Norman Ross Hill, Houston, for a "system and method for attenuating multiples in seismic data that accounts for beam azimuth." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention incorporates the use of model-driven and data-driven methodologies to attenuate multiples in seismic data utilizing a prediction model which includes multiply-reflected, surface-related seismic waves. The present invention includes beam techniques that account for beam azimuth, and convolving a predicted multiples beam with a segment of a modeled pegleg beam to obtain a convolved multiples beam. The convolved multiples beam can then be deconvolved to attenuate the multiples that are present in the original input beam." The patent application was filed on Nov. 20, 2009 (12/623,225). 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=8,326,543&OS=8,326,543&RS=8,326,543 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** GM Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent for Heel and Toe Driving on Fuel Cell Vehicle ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- GM Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,326,477) developed by Tayoung Choi, Rochester, N.Y., and Dongmei Chen, Austin, Texas, for a "heel and toe driving on fuel cell vehicle." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for providing nearly instantaneous power in a fuel cell vehicle. The method includes monitoring the brake pedal angle and the accelerator pedal angle of the vehicle, and if the vehicle driver is pressing both the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal at the same time and the vehicle is in a drive gear, activating a heel and toe mode. When the heel and toe mode is activated, the speed of a cathode compressor is increased to a predetermined speed set-point, which is higher than the normal compressor speed for the pedal position. Thus, when the vehicle brake is removed, the compressor speed is high enough to provide enough air to the cathode, so that the stack can generate nearly immediate power." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2010 (12/713,722). 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=8,326,477&OS=8,326,477&RS=8,326,477 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** WesternGeco Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- WesternGeco, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,326,544) developed by Chengbin Peng, Sugar Land, Texas, for a diplet-based seismic processing.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems and software for generating a multi-dimensional volume are disclosed. The methods include decomposing one or more original volumes into a collection of diplets, wherein each diplet includes information about spatial location, orientation, amplitude, wavelet, acquisition configuration, and coherency. The methods further include migrating the collection of diplets using one or more of a velocity model or an anisotropic velocity model, and synthesizing one or more of the migrated diplets to an output multi-dimensional seismic volume." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2010 (12/976,240). 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=8,326,544&OS=8,326,544&RS=8,326,544 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Occidental Permian Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Occidental Permian, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,326,538) developed by Kirk Hobbs, Midland, Texas, and Terrell Rowe, Midland, Texas, and Judy Sisson, Brownfield, Texas, for a mobile wellsite monitoring.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for monitoring a wellsite include transporting a mobile monitoring platform to a wellsite. The mobile monitoring platform includes a transportable chassis including two or more wheels; a mast supported by the platform and extendable vertically upward from the chassis; a transceiver including a wireless modem and an antenna; a controller adapted to communicate with the transceiver; and a power module electrically coupled to at least one of the transceiver and the processor. The methods include wirelessly receiving, at the transceiver, wellsite data from a plurality of sensors at or adjacent the wellsite; and wirelessly transmitting, in real-time, the wellsite data to a remote monitoring station." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2009 (12/648,820). 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=8,326,538&OS=8,326,538&RS=8,326,538 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Jasper Wireless Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Jasper Wireless, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,332) developed by Daniel G. Collins, Plano, Texas, Amit Gupta, Livermore, Calif., and Jahangir Mohammed, Santa Clara, Calif., for a "paging windows for power conservation in wireless networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Improved paging for wireless networks is disclosed. A wireless terminal clock is synchronized to a server clock. A paging window and a dormant window are set for communicating between the server and the wireless terminal using the synchronized time. The paging window and the dormant window are set using a set of instructions. During the paging window, a control channel for a cellular network is found by the wireless terminal, and a page is received from the server at the wireless terminal." The patent application was filed on Dec. 2, 2011 (13/310,537). 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=8,326,332.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,332&RS=PN/8,326,332 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property II Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- AT&T Intellectual Property II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,326,312) developed by Jyotindra Shah, Austin, Texas, Min Lu, Freehold, N.J., and Stephanie Parlamas, Colts Neck, N.J., for a "system and method for improving cellular telephone user experience." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for determining an amount of time required to download a data file to a wireless device includes receiving information indicating a first amount of wireless bandwidth allocated for the download of the data file, calculating a first length of time required to download the data file to the wireless device based on the first amount of wireless bandwidth allocated, and comparing the first length of time required to a predetermined amount of time. If the first length of time required is less than the predetermined amount of time, the download begins. If the first length of time required is more than the predetermined amount of time, information indicating the first length of time required is sent to the wireless device, a start download signal is received from the wireless device, and download of the data file to the wireless device begins in response to the start download signal." The patent application was filed on Feb. 2, 2009 (12/363,924). 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=8,326,312.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,312&RS=PN/8,326,312 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Imes Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Kevin Reid Imes, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,326,352) developed by Kevin Reid Imes, Pflugerville, Texas, for a "device, network, server, and methods for providing service requests for wireless communication devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wireless communication device operable as a digital image capturing device (wireless digital camera) may be used to associate processing information with a captured image. The wireless digital camera may communicate information to a wireless network server, such as a WAP server, and communicate the information in a desirable format to a service request process server. The service request process server may then process the request to provide the service requested by the wireless digital camera." The patent application was filed on Aug. 30, 2001 (09/943,629). 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=8,326,352.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,352&RS=PN/8,326,352 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Wireless Communication System Integrated into a Computer Display ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,326,347) developed by Matthew J. Wagner, Houston, Robin T. Castell, Spring, Texas, and Timothy Neill, Houston, for a "wireless communication system integrated into a computer display." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electronic device has a display in which the casing of the display includes a plurality of recessed cavities into which radio and antenna modules can be inserted to provide the electronic device with a wireless communication capability. The display can have cavities for one or more radios and one or more antenna modules. A radio electrically connects to one or more antenna modules via conductor(s) contained within the display and connects to the host electronic device via a serial bus (e.g., USB). Accordingly, the display can have a plurality of radio/antenna combinations thereby concurrently providing the electronic device with multiple wireless communication capabilities." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2012 (13/448,114). 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=8,326,347.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,347&RS=PN/8,326,347 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Proximity Based Call Management ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,326,276) developed by Jae-Sun Chin, Helotes, Texas, Larry B. Pearson, San Antonio, and Michael T. Delaney Jr., San Antonio, for a "proximity based call management." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is disclosed for proximity-based call management that includes sensing a proximity event between a first device associated with a first network and a second device associated with a second network, sending a first communication address for the first device from the first device to the second device over a wireless communication path between the first device and the second device, and signaling the second network from the second device to establish a conference call between the first device and the second device. A proximity based call management apparatus is disclosed including a processor coupled to a memory, a proximity sensor in data communication with the processor, a network interface in data communication with the processor, and a computer program stored in the memory for execution by the processor, the computer program comprising instructions proximity-based call management." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2006 (11/479,064). 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=83,26,276.PN.&OS=PN/83,26,276&RS=PN/83,26,276 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Baker Hughes Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Baker Hughes, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,326,103) developed by Carl W. Stoesz, Houston, and Paul S. Zerwekh, Shawsville, Va., for a cable and method.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for making a cable includes creating a curvature in a conduit; pumping one or more fibers into the conduit; and securing at least one of the one or more fibers to a shortest pathway within the conduit and cable." The patent application was filed on April 4, 2008 (12/062,588). 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=83,26,103.PN.&OS=PN/83,26,103&RS=PN/83,26,103 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent for Commerical Free Status for Media Content Recording Systems and Methods ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,326,121) developed by Brian Roberts, Frisco, Texas, Heath Stallings, Grapevine, Texas, and Don Relyea, Dallas, for a "commerical free status for media content recording systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An exemplary system includes a content processing subsystem configured to record at least a subset of a media content program, the media content program including at least one commercial segment. The content processing subsystem is further configured to provide a commercial free status indicator to an output device for presentation to a user when a sufficient sub-portion of the media content program has been recorded to enable commercial free playback of the media content program." The patent application was filed on June 28, 2007 (11/769,857). 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=83,26,121.PN.&OS=PN/83,26,121&RS=PN/83,26,121 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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