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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Dec. 19)

[December 19, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Dec. 19)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** Juniper Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,336,094) developed by Moshe Litvin, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Gilad Benjamini, Davis, Calif., for hierarchical firewalls.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of implementing a firewall that receives a layer of policies from each of multiple entities with different levels of authority. The method evaluates received packets based on the received layers of policies. A layer of policies of a higher level of authority can accept a received packet, block the received packet, or delegate a decision of whether to accept or block the received packet to a layer of policies of a lower level of authority." The patent application was filed on Jan. 5, 2009 (12/348,897). 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=8,336,094&OS=8,336,094&RS=8,336,094 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Berry Genetics Assigned Patent from California Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Berry Genetics, Freedom, Calif., has been assigned a patent (PP23,256) developed by Steven D. Nelson, Watsonville, Calif., Michael D. Nelson, Watsonville, Calif., and Leo W. Stoeckle, Ventura, Calif., for a "strawberry plant named 'BG-3.324'." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named `BG-3.324`. This new strawberry plant named `BG-3.324` is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its early fruit production, moderate to strongly expressed core cavity, medium to light yellow green foliage, orange red to red fruit color, and very large fruit size." The patent application was filed on Aug. 5, 2011 (13/137,318). 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=PP23,256&OS=PP23,256&RS=PP23,256 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Symbol Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Symbol Technologies, Holtsville, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,336,080) developed by Allan Herrod, Mission Viejo, Calif., for "methods and apparatus for rating device security and automatically assessing security compliance." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Automatic Security Compliance Assessment (ASCA) systems and methods are provided for automatically generating and determining a security rating for a plurality of Settings Objects (SOs), where each of the SOs define particular configurations of subsystems of a wireless computing device. Each SO collectively defines a collection of Values specified for Configurable Attributes that can be used to define a different configuration for a particular subsystem associated with a particular Setting Class that is used to guide the creation of that particular SO. The server can store a group of security rating templates, each of which includes the information needed to determine an expected security rating for any SOs created per a particular Settings Class. For any combination of device settings, the resultant SOs can be used to generate an expected security rating. In addition, a security interaction template (SIT) and security test scripts can be generated that correspond to each particular group of SOs, and can be used to produce an Overall Device Security Rating (ODSR) for that particular group of SOs or a sub-set thereof." The patent application was filed on June 26, 2009 (12/492,877). 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=8,336,080&OS=8,336,080&RS=8,336,080 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Synopsys Assigned Patent for Determining an Order for Visiting Circuit Blocks in a Circuit Design for Fixing Design Requirement Violations ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Synopsys, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,336,013) developed by Nahmsuk Oh, Palo Alto, Calif., Peivand Tehrani, Camarillo, Calif., and William Chiu-Ting Shu, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "determining an order for visiting circuit blocks in a circuit design for fixing design requirement violations." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Some embodiments of the present invention provide techniques and systems for determining an order for visiting circuit blocks of a circuit design for fixing design requirement violations. Fixing design requirement violations by visiting circuit blocks in this order can improve performance and quality of results. During operation, a system can determine a set of equal value segments in the circuit design. In some embodiments, the system determines equal value segments for multiple corners and combines the equal value segments to obtain the set of equal value segments. Next, the system can determine an order for visiting circuit blocks of the circuit design for fixing design requirement violations based at least on the set of equal value segments. Note that circuit block pins in an equal value segment are associated with the same parameter value, and parameter values indicate an amount or degree of a design requirement violation." The patent application was filed on Jan. 22, 2010 (12/692,073). 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=8,336,013&OS=8,336,013&RS=8,336,013 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method for Designing Optical Lithography Masks for Directed Self-assembly ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,336,003) developed by eight co-inventors for a "method for designing optical lithography masks for directed self-assembly." The co-inventors are Joy Cheng, San Jose, Calif., Kafai Lai, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Wai-Kin Li, Beacon, N.Y., Young-Hye Na, San Jose, Calif., Jed Walter Pitera, Portola Valley, Calif., Charles Thomas Rettner, San Jose, Calif., Daniel Paul Sanders, San Jose, Calif., and Da Yang, Fishkill, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and a computer system for designing an optical photomask for forming a prepattern opening in a photoresist layer on a substrate wherein the photoresist layer and the prepattern opening are coated with a self-assembly material that undergoes directed self-assembly to form a directed self-assembly pattern. The methods includes: generating a mask design shape from a target design shape; generating a sub-resolution assist feature design shape based on the mask design shape; using a computer to generate a prepattern shape based on the sub-resolution assist feature design shape; and using a computer to evaluate if a directed self-assembly pattern of the self-assembly material based on the prepattern shape is within specified ranges of dimensional and positional targets of the target design shape on the substrate." The patent application was filed on Feb. 19, 2010 (12/708,570). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,336,003&OS=8,336,003&RS=8,336,003 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Berry Genetics Assigned Patent for Strawberry Plant Named 'BG-4316' ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Berry Genetics, Freedom, Calif., has been assigned a patent (PP23,255) developed by Steven D. Nelson, Watsonville, Calif., Michael D. Nelson, Watsonville, Calif., and Leo W. Stoeckle, Ventura, Calif., for a "strawberry plant named 'BG-4316'." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named `BG-4316`. This new strawberry plant named `BG-4316` is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its acute terminal leaflet base, medium to strong anthocyanins on the fruiting truss, orange red fruit color, medium-sized fruit, and calyx is slightly to much larger than the fruit." The patent application was filed on Aug. 5, 2011 (13/137,317). 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=PP23,255&OS=PP23,255&RS=PP23,255 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** JLB Ventures Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- JLB Ventures, Washington, has been assigned a patent (8,336,069) developed by Yakov Kamen, Cupertino, Calif., and Leon Alexander Shirman, Redwood City, Calif., for a "method and system for adaptive electronic programming guide." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention provides a television schedule system and process that allows an electronic programming guide designer to add a capability to change program listing appearance adaptively, based on a signal from a user or broadcaster." The patent application was filed on Oct. 18, 2000 (09/691,792). 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=8,336,069&OS=8,336,069&RS=8,336,069 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cadence Design Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Cadence Design Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,336,010) developed by four co-inventors for "design-specific on chip variation de-rating factors for static timing analysis of integrated circuits." The co-inventors are Hongliang Chang, Cupertino, Calif., Vassilios Gerousis, San Jose, Calif., Sireesha Molakalapalli, San Jose, Calif., and Sachin Shrivastava, Noida, India.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment of the invention, a method of analysis of a circuit design with respect to within-die process variation is disclosed to generate a design-specific on chip variation (DS-OCV) de-rating factor. The method includes executing a static timing analysis (STA) in an on-chip variation mode using a process corner library. Collecting timing information of the top N critical timing paths. Executing a statistical static timing analysis (SSTA) on the N critical timing paths using timing models characterized for SSTA with sensitivities of delays to process variables. Compare the two timing results and deriving DS-OCV de-rating factors for the clock/data paths to be used in a STA OCV timing analysis to correctly account for the effects of process variations. A user may select to specify DS-OCV de-rating factors for paths or groups of paths and achieve an accurate timing analysis report in a reduced amount of run-time." The patent application was filed on June 27, 2010 (12/824,191). 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=8,336,010&OS=8,336,010&RS=8,336,010 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Apple Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,335,986) developed by four co-inventors for "previewing different types of documents." The co-inventors are Conrad Carlen, Burlingame, Calif., Patrick Coffman, Menlo Park, Calif., Ryan Staake, Providence, R.I., and Matthew Sarnoff, Cupertino, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This is directed to a preview application for displaying several documents simultaneously in a single window, where the several documents are displayed as books. To view the pages of a document, the preview application can open the book and display the pages of the document (e.g., in a one or two-dimensional array). A user can also search for particular terms within the several documents. In response to a search, the preview application can filter the pages of the several documents and only display those pages that include the search terms. The displayed pages can be ordered in any suitable manner, including for example by search rank." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2009 (12/610,040). 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=8,335,986&OS=8,335,986&RS=8,335,986 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,336,091) developed by Daniel ManHung Wong, Palo Alto, Calif., for a multi-level authentication.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Approaches for performing a multiple level authentication on an entity are provided. A primary authentication credential and a secondary authentication credential may be established for a user account. The primary authentication credential uniquely identifies a particular account of the software application. The secondary authentication credential uniquely identifies an entity, such as a user, application, or device, authorized to use the particular user account. Upon receiving a request to access the software application using the particular user account, a determination is made as to whether the request is accompanied by the primary authentication credentials and a secondary authentication credential associated with the particular user account. Upon determining that the request is accompanied by valid primary and secondary authentication credentials for the user account, limited access, based upon the secondary authentication credential, to the software application using the particular user account is granted." The patent application was filed on Sept. 1, 2009 (12/552,280). 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=8,336,091&OS=8,336,091&RS=8,336,091 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Azul Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Azul Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,336,048) developed by five co-inventors for a "reducing latency in a segmented virtual machine." The co-inventors are Gil Tene, San Carlos, Calif., Michael A. Wolf, San Francisco, Anirban Sengupta, Sunnyvale, Calif., Sivakumar Annamalai, Cupertino, Calif., and Adrian Sun, Mountain View, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Providing data to an application running on a segmented virtual machine (VM) is disclosed. Providing data includes opening an interface between the segmented VM and an external data source, transferring data from the external data source to an interface buffer, transferring a first selected amount of data from the interface buffer to a shell VM buffer, transferring a second selected amount of data from the shell VM buffer to a core VM buffer, and providing portions of the data from the core VM buffer to the application in response to read requests from the application." The patent application was filed on Dec. 5, 2008 (12/315,857). 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=8,336,048&OS=8,336,048&RS=8,336,048 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Interface Strategies for Creating and Invoking Marks ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,336,073) developed by four co-inventors for "interface strategies for creating and invoking marks." The co-inventors are Edward M. Tecot, Sunnyvale, Calif., Michael J. Darnell, San Jose, Calif., Laurie June Vertelney, Palo Alto, Calif., and Shannon C. Hegg, Mountain View, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Strategies are described for adding a mark to media content at a source location in response to the activation of a marking mechanism, and then resuming the presentation of the media content at a second location based on the mark. The source location may be the same as the destination location, or the source location may differ from the destination location. In the latter case, the source location can correspond to a first room in a home that provides a first media processing mechanism, and the destination location can correspond to a second room in the home that provides a second media processing mechanism. The marking mechanism can correspond to a mark button provided by a remote control. Various user interface displays facilitate the adding of the mark and the resuming of the presentation, including various timelines displays, mark panel displays, thumbnail displays, etc." The patent application was filed on Oct. 29, 2010 (12/916,243). 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=8,336,073&OS=8,336,073&RS=8,336,073 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Altera Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Altera, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,336,007) developed by Guy Dupenloup, Redwood City, Calif., for verifiable multimode multipliers.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A verifiable duplex multiplier circuit is provided. In one mode, the circuitry of the duplex multiplier functions as an N-bit.times.N-bit multiplier. In another mode, the circuitry of the duplex multiplier operates as dual N/2-bit.times.N/2-bit multipliers. Because the same circuitry can be used to serve as both an N.times.N multiplier and as dual N/2.times.N/2 multipliers, integrated circuit resources are conserved. The duplex multiplier circuitry uses an architecture that can be automatically synthesized using a logic synthesis tool. Verification operations can be performed using logic-equivalency error checking tools. Exhaustive verification is possible using this approach, even when relatively large duplex multipliers (e.g., duplex multipliers with N values of 16 or more) are used." The patent application was filed on Jan. 5, 2012 (13/343,898). 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=8,336,007&OS=8,336,007&RS=8,336,007 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** TiVo Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- TiVo, Alviso, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,336,077) developed by James M. Barton, Alviso, Calif., and David C. Platt, Mountain View, Calif., for a "system and method for internet access to a personal television service." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication system and a family of methods for remote access to personal television service are disclosed. According to this invention, a remote personal TV service center provides centralized program guide information. A user may access to the personal TV service center through a digital video recorder which is connected to the personal TV service center via telephone modem or a network server. A user may access to the personal TV service center through a remote computer terminal or a personal digital assistant which is connected to a computer network. The user selects program events and programs the digital video recorder by using a graphical user interface installed in the front panel of the digital video recorder in case of local programming, or using a similar GUI which is incorporated into the Web pages presented to remote users by a Web server in case of remote programming. The media stream stored in one digital video recorder may be transferred to another digital video recorder. For data security protection during data transfer, all communication are authenticated and encrypted." The patent application was filed on April 4, 2011 (13/079,326). 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=8,336,077&OS=8,336,077&RS=8,336,077 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Algotochip Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Algotochip, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,336,017) developed by five co-inventors for an architecture optimizer. The co-inventors are Suresh Kadiyala, Cupertino, Calif., Pius Ng, Hillsboro, Ore., Anand Pandurangam, Sunnyvale, Calif., Satish Padmanabhan, Sunnyvale, Calif., and James Player, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are disclosed to automatically generate a custom integrated circuit (IC) described by a computer readable code or model. The IC has one or more timing and hardware constraints. The system extracts parameters defining the processor architecture from a static profile and a dynamic profile of the computer readable code; iteratively optimizes the processor architecture by changing one or more parameters of the architecture in a hierarchical manner until all timing and hardware constraints expressed as a cost function are met using an architecture optimizer (AO); and synthesizes the generated processor architecture into a computer readable description of the custom integrated circuit for semiconductor fabrication." The patent application was filed on Jan. 19, 2011 (13/008,900). 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=8,336,017&OS=8,336,017&RS=8,336,017 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Driver Configuration ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,336,061) developed by Jeff Byers, San Diego, Jing Huang, San Diego, and Khosrow Panah, Anaheim, Calif., for a driver configuration.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for performing driver configuration operations without a system reboot is disclosed. In one embodiment, a network server's adapter driver receives a request to change a configuration of a selected instance of a plurality of instances. In response, the adapter driver may then determine if there is data flow through the selected instance. If there is no data flow through the selected instance, the method includes blocking subsequent data flow and subsequent information requests issued to the adapter driver. The selected instance may then be reinitializing without rebooting the server." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2008 (12/107,721). 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=8,336,061&OS=8,336,061&RS=8,336,061 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nellcor Puritan Bennett Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Boulder, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,335,992) developed by John P. Skidmore, San Diego, and Olen D. Porter, Oceanside, Calif., and Marc E. Palmer, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., for "visual indication of settings changes on a ventilator graphical user interface." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This disclosure describes improved systems and methods for visualizing the application of changes to respiratory settings in a ventilatory system. Specifically, the present disclosure provides for a setup animation window that may be easily accessed from a setup icon, for example, and also provides for a settings animation window that may be easily accessed from any number of displayed ventilatory settings. In fact, the setup animation window may be directly accessed by touching, clicking, or otherwise selecting the setup icon and may expand from the setup icon to display any number of settings access elements. Alternatively, the settings animation window may be directly accessed by touching, clicking, or otherwise selecting any one of the displayed ventilatory settings and may expand from the displayed ventilatory settings to provide corresponding settings access elements. The corresponding settings access elements each corresponding to an individual ventilatory setting of the displayed ventilatory settings and useful for efficiently adjusting the displayed ventilatory settings. Ventilatory settings may be changed and accepted via either animation window. In one embodiment, upon accepting settings changes from the settings animation window, settings may appear to visually float or fade into the displayed ventilatory settings. In this embodiment, clinicians may view the settings changes as they are accepted and applied to the GUI." The patent application was filed on Dec. 4, 2009 (12/631,752). 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=8,335,992&OS=8,335,992&RS=8,335,992 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hytrust Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Hytrust, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,336,079) developed by four co-inventors for an "intelligent security control system for virtualized ecosystems." The co-inventors are Renata Budko, Sunnyvale, Calif., Hemma Prafullchandra, Mountain View, Calif., Eric Ming Chiu, Los Altos, Calif., and Boris Strongin, Redwood City, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Resources of a virtualized ecosystem are intelligently secured by defining and analyzing object handling security control information for one or more logical resources in the virtualized ecosystem and deriving therefrom object properties for each of the logical resources involved in the execution of a virtual machine in any given context within the virtualized ecosystem." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2008 (12/347,315). 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=8,336,079&OS=8,336,079&RS=8,336,079 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Visa International Service Association Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Visa International Service Association, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,336,088) developed by four co-inventors for an "alias management and value transfer claim processing." The co-inventors are Thanigaivel Ashwin Raj, Foster City, Calif., Jacob Saul Fuentes, Menlo Park, Calif., John Tullis, San Francisco, and Vishwanath Shastry, Mountain View, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An alias management and value transfer claim processing system is disclosed. A sending entity initiates value transfer identifying a recipient entity using an alias that is unregistered with the system. The value transfer is authorized, but not settled until the recipient entity registers with the system and claims the value transfer. The registered alias can be used for subsequent value transfers." The patent application was filed on Feb. 24, 2011 (13/034,449). 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=8,336,088&OS=8,336,088&RS=8,336,088 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Berry Genetics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Berry Genetics, Freedom, Calif., has been assigned a patent (PP23,257) developed by Steven D. Nelson, Watsonville, Calif., Michael D. Nelson, Watsonville, Calif., and Leo W. Stoeckle, Ventura, Calif., for a "strawberry plant named 'BG-4315'." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named `BG-4315`. This new strawberry plant named `BG-4315` is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its weak interveinal blistering, acute terminal leaflet base, inner calyx is smaller than outer calyx, orange red to red fruit color, and medium to large fruit size." The patent application was filed on Aug. 5, 2011 (13/137,316). 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=PP23,257&OS=PP23,257&RS=PP23,257 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,336,029) developed by Andrew T. McFadden, Sunnyvale, Calif., and David P. Bort, Palo Alto, Calif., for a debugger connection.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes establishing a connection with one or more virtual machines using a debugger protocol configured to communicate debug commands to applications executed by the one or more virtual machines. The method also includes transmitting a request for a current state of the one or more virtual machines using the connection. Information associated with the current state includes state variables not controlled by an application receiving debug commands. The method includes outputting the current state of the one or more virtual machines for display to a user." The patent application was filed on Nov. 8, 2007 (11/936,969). 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=8,336,029&OS=8,336,029&RS=8,336,029 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,336,100) developed by Adam Glick, Culver City, Calif., Nicholas Graf, Culver City, Calif., and Spencer Smith, El Segundo, Calif., for "systems and methods for using reputation data to detect packed malware." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method for using reputation data to detect packed malware may include: 1) identifying a file downloaded from a portal, 2) determining that the file has been packed, 3) obtaining community-based reputation data for the file, 4) determining, by analyzing the reputation data, that instances of the file have been encountered infrequently (or have never been encountered) within the community, and then 5) performing a security operation on the file (by, for example, quarantining or deleting the file)." The patent application was filed on Aug. 21, 2009 (12/545,527). 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=8336100&OS=8336100&RS=8336100 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Supporting a Work Packet Request with a Specifically Tailored IDE ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,336,026) developed by Jarir K. Chaar, Ardsley, N.Y., Joseph P. Huchel, Morgan Hill, Calif., and Thomas A. Jobson Jr., New Paltz, N.Y., for a "supporting a work packet request with a specifically tailored IDE." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, and computer-readable medium for aiding a user who is servicing a work packet request in a software factory. A full work packet-aware Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is created and sent to the user. This full work packet-aware IDE provides specifically tailored access to all hardware, software, licenses, normative guidance and other resources that are needed by the user to service the work packet request." The patent application was filed on July 31, 2008 (12/183,504). 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=8,336,026&OS=8,336,026&RS=8,336,026 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Synopsys Assigned Patent for Pre-route and Post-route Net Correlation with Defined Patterns ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Synopsys, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,336,015) developed by Changge Qiao, Santa Clara, Calif., Chi-Min Chu, Cupertino, Calif., and Jing C. Lin, Cupertino, Calif., for "pre-route and post-route net correlation with defined patterns." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of improving pre-route and post-route correlation can include performing an initial placement, virtual routing, and lower-effort actual routing for the design. The results of the virtual routing and lower-effort actual routing can be compared to identify nets having miscorrelation. Based on the nets having at least a predetermined miscorrelation, one or more patterns can be defined. At this point, net routing constraints and/or scaling factors can be assigned to nets matching the defined patterns. These net routing constraints and scaling factors can be applied to the nets of the design that match the patterns. Optimized placement and a higher-effort actual routing of the design can be performed using the nets with the applied net routing constraints and scaling factors. An optimized, routed design can be generated as output." The patent application was filed on Jan. 29, 2010 (12/697,142). 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=8,336,015&OS=8,336,015&RS=8,336,015 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** BladeLogic Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- BladeLogic, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,335,692) developed by Alpesh Sheth, San Jose, Calif., Mahipal Lunia, Mountain View, Calif., and Paul Peissner, Pleasanton, Calif., for "systems and methods to support information technology business decisions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various embodiments include methods and systems to support IT business decision making, including a data correlator and business, configuration, risk, and application management databases. The business management database contains information pertaining to services offered by IT and other IT business information. The configuration management database contains operational data including the resources required by IT's offered services. The risk management database contains operational constraints on the organization by external sources, such as industry practices or government regulations. The application management database contains information about projects and applications that are in development but not currently operational including resources required by IT's services now or in the future. The data correlator defines relationships between related data residing in one or more of the databases, allowing a single convenient location to access data useful in making business decisions for an organization's information technology department. In various embodiments the data correlator includes a what-if analyzer to model decisions and determine the impact of those decisions. In various embodiments snapshots may be taken of the configuration management database to be used later to determine the operational state at a previous time and assess changes to the configuration management database between that time and the present." The patent application was filed on Oct. 23, 2009 (12/604,592). 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=83,35,692.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,692&RS=PN/83,35,692 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** COGI Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- COGI, Santa Barbara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,335,689) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system for efficient management of speech transcribers." The co-inventors are Andreas Wittenstein, Woodacre, Calif., David Brahm, The Woodlands, Texas, Mark Cromack, Santa Ynez, Calif., and Robert Dolan, Santa Barbara, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for improving the efficiency of speech transcription by automating the management of a varying pool of human and machine transcribers having diverse qualifications, skills, and reliability for a fluctuating load of speech transcription tasks of diverse requirements such as accuracy, promptness, privacy, and security, from sources of diverse characteristics such as language, dialect, accent, speech style, voice type, vocabulary, audio quality, and duration." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2009 (12/587,894). 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=83,35,689.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,689&RS=PN/83,35,689 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,335,684) developed by Jes Thyssen, Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Juin-Hwey Chen, Irvine, Calif., for "interchangeable noise feedback coding and code excited linear prediction encoders." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for encoding and decoding speech signals that includes a specially-designed Code Excited Linear Prediction (CELP) encoder and a vector quantization (VQ) based Noise Feedback Coding (NFC) decoder or that includes a specially-designed VQ-based NFC encoder and a CELP decoder. The VQ based NFC decoder may be a VQ based two-stage NFC (TSNFC) decoder. The specially-designed VQ-based NFC encoder may be a specially-designed VQ based TSNFC encoder. In each system, the encoder receives an input speech signal and encodes it to generate an encoded bit stream. The decoder receives the encoded bit stream and decodes it to generate an output speech signal. A system and method is also described in which a single decoder receives and decodes both CELP-encoded audio signals as well as VQ-based NFC-encoded audio signals." The patent application was filed on July 3, 2007 (11/773,039). 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=83,35,684.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,684&RS=PN/83,35,684 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for System for Using Statistical Classifiers for Spoken Language Understanding ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,335,683) developed by five co-inventors for a "system for using statistical classifiers for spoken language understanding." The co-inventors are Alejandro Acero, Bellevue, Wash., Ciprian Chelba, Palo Alto, Calif., Ye-Yi Wang, Redmond, Wash., Leon Wong, Redmond, Wash., and Brendan Frey, Mississauga, Canada.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention involves using one or more statistical classifiers in order to perform task classification on natural language inputs. In another embodiment, the statistical classifiers can be used in conjunction with a rule-based classifier to perform task classification." The patent application was filed on Jan. 23, 2003 (10/350,199). 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=83,35,683.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,683&RS=PN/83,35,683 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Clean Power Research Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Clean Power Research, Napa, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,335,649) developed by Thomas E. Hoff, Napa, Calif., for a "computer-implemented system and method for estimating photovoltaic power generation for use in photovoltaic fleet operation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented system and method for estimating photovoltaic power generation for use in photovoltaic fleet operation is provided. A set of sky clearness indexes is generated as a ratio of each irradiance observation in a set of irradiance observations that has been regularly measured for a plurality of locations, which are each within a geographic region suitable for operation of a photovoltaic fleet, and clear sky irradiance. A time series of the set of the sky clearness indexes is formed for all of the locations within the geographic region. Fleet irradiance statistics for the photovoltaic fleet are generated through statistical evaluation of the time series of the set of the sky clearness indexes. Power statistics for the photovoltaic fleet are built as a function of the fleet irradiance statistics and an overall power rating of the photovoltaic fleet." The patent application was filed on April 23, 2012 (13/453,956). 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=83,35,649.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,649&RS=PN/83,35,649 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Chevron USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Chevron USA, San Ramon, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,335,677) developed by Burak Yeten, San Ramon, Calif., and Alexandre Castellini, San Francisco, for a "method for history matching and uncertainty quantification assisted by global optimization techniques utilizing proxies." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for forecasting production from a hydrocarbon producing reservoir, the method includes defining an objective function and characteristics of a history-matched model of a reservoir and acceptable error E. At least one geological realization of the reservoir is created representing a probable geological setting. For each geological realization, a global optimization technique is used to perform history matching in a series of iterative steps to obtain acceptable models. Production of the reservoir is forecasted based upon simulation runs of the respective models." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2007 (11/848,348). 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=83,35,677.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,677&RS=PN/83,35,677 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,335,675) developed by Stephen J. DiVerdi, Mountain View, Calif., and Sunil Hadap, San Jose, Calif., for a "realistic real-time simulation of natural media paints." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium are disclosed for simulating paint behavior. In one embodiment, input representing a deposition of a first type of paint and a second type of paint on a canvas may be received. The first type of paint has a first set of fluid properties, and the second type of paint has a second set of fluid properties differing from the first set. In one embodiment, a motion of the first type of paint and the second type of paint on the canvas may be simulated dependent on the respective sets of fluid properties. The simulated motion of the second type of paint differs from the simulated motion of the first type of paint. An effect of the deposition of the paint may be determined dependent on the simulation. An image representing the effect of the deposition of the paint may be displayed." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2009 (12/395,261). 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=83,35,675.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,675&RS=PN/83,35,675 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Invention Science Fund I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- The Invention Science Fund I, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,335,636) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and method for remotely modifying vehicle operations." The co-inventors are Roderick A. Hyde, Redmond, Wash., Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Livermore, Calif., Jordin T. Kare, Seattle, Thomas J. Nugent Jr., Issaquah, Wash., Lowell L. Wood Jr., Bellevue, Wash., and Victoria Y. H. Wood, Livermore, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and control system for controlling an engine in a vehicle includes broadcasting a control signal including instructions for modification of a vehicle parameter to the vehicle during operation of the engine." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2007 (12/006,268). 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=83,35,636.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,636&RS=PN/83,35,636 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intelligent Manufacturing Systems International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Intelligent Manufacturing Systems International, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,335,666) developed by Xiaodong Tian, Davis, Calif., and Makoto Fujishima, Yamatokoriyama, Japan, for a "three-dimensional model data generating method, and three dimensional model data generating apparatus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus 1 for generating three-dimensional model data is provided with: two CCD cameras 13 and 14 for imaging an attached object attached to a machine tool to generate two-dimensional image data; a first model-data storing section 19 for storing model data of the attached object, a second model-data storing section 21 for storing the model data related to at least a part of the machine tool; an edge detecting section 17 for detecting edges; a shape-feature recognizing section 18 for recognizing a shape feature; an object recognizing section 20 for recognizing the model data of the attached object imparted with the recognized shape feature; and a model-data generating section 22 for generating three-dimensional model data including the attached object and a part of the machine tool." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2007 (12/281,112). 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=83,35,666.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,666&RS=PN/83,35,666 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Conexant Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Conexant Systems, Newport Beach, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,335,663) developed by four co-inventors for a "signal acquisition system and method." The co-inventors are Chi-Ping Nee, Santee, Calif., Shachar Kons, Haifa, Israel, Uri Parker, Shimshit, Israel, and Yoni Baron, Haifa, Israel.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for signal processing is provided. The system includes a steady state processing system for receiving a signal. A general purpose processing system is coupled to the steady state processing system and includes a signal acquisition system for receiving the signal and generating acquisition data. The steady state processing system can receive the acquisition data from the signal acquisition system and use the acquisition data to acquire the signal." The patent application was filed on May 23, 2008 (12/126,345). 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=83,35,663.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,663&RS=PN/83,35,663 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Emerson Climate Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Emerson Climate Technologies, Sidney, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,335,657) developed by Nagaraj Jayanth, Sidney, Ohio, and Troy W. Renken, Camarillo, Calif., for a compressor sensor module.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sensor module for a compressor, having an electric motor operating at a first voltage, the sensor module operating at a second voltage, is provided. The sensor module includes a plurality of inputs connected to a plurality of sensors that generate a plurality of operating signals associated with operating conditions of the compressor. A processor is connected to the plurality of inputs and records multiple operating condition measurements from the plurality of operating signals. A communication port is connected to the processor for communicating said operating condition measurements to a control module that controls the compressor. The processor is disposed within an electrical enclosure of the compressor, the electrical enclosure being configured to house electrical terminals for connecting a power supply to the electric motor. The second voltage is less than said first voltage." The patent application was filed on July 5, 2011 (13/176,021). 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=83,35,657.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,657&RS=PN/83,35,657 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Symantec Operating Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Symantec Operating, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,335,661) developed by Sourabh Satish, Fremont, Calif., for "scoring applications for green computing scenarios." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various methods and systems for scoring applications are disclosed. One method involves generating a baseline measuring a parameter of a computer system. The parameter is related, directly or indirectly, to the energy consumption of the computer system. The method next involves installing and running an application on the computer system. The previously measured parameter is measured with the application running. Next, a score is calculated for the application based on the two measurements. This score indicates how green the application is." The patent application was filed on May 30, 2008 (12/130,482). 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=83,35,661.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,661&RS=PN/83,35,661 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** JPL Innovations Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- JPL Innovations, Dover, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,335,654) developed by Patrick N. Allen, Boulder, Colo., and Lawrence R. Ganeshalingam, Dublin, Calif., for a "method of generating an identification element." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented method of generating an identification element including storing an amount of identifiable object data obtained as a linear sequence of data elements in the memory of a computer and which can be fragmented to produce a plurality of identifiable object data fragments each having a number of data elements which corresponds to one of a set of random numbers generated by a random number generator each of the identifiable object data fragments translated into a linear sequence of DNA data elements and embedded to generate an identification element." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2007 (12/308,916). 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=83,35,654.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,654&RS=PN/83,35,654 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Invention Science Fund I Assigned Patent for System and Method for Operating a Vehicle ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Invention Science Fund I, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,335,635) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and method for operating a vehicle." The co-inventors are Roderick A. Hyde, Redmond, Wash., Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Livermore, Calif., Jordin T. Kare, Seattle, Thomas J. Nugent Jr., Issaquah, Wash., Lowell L. Wood Jr., Bellevue, Wash., and Victoria Y. H. Wood, Livermore, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of operating a vehicle including, during operation of the engine, receiving a control signal broadcast from outside the vehicle including instructions for modifying a vehicle operating parameter and modifying the vehicle operating parameter in accordance with the instructions." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2007 (12/006,262). 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=83,35,635.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,635&RS=PN/83,35,635 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** PepsiCo Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- PepsiCo, Purchase, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,335,592) developed by Indrani Deo, Ossining, N.Y., and Steven Jersey, Laguna Niguel, Calif., for a beverage dispensing device.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for dispensing beverages are provided. Aspects relate to obtaining measurements regarding dispensing an ingredient (including the dispensing conditions of the ingredient) and determining whether to adjust dispensing conditions of at least one other ingredient. In one embodiment, at least one ingredient of a recipe is not dispensed based upon a dispensing measurement. The adjustment of one or more ingredients may comprise the use of adjustable orifices, which do not require separate measurements of ingredients before dispensing, but rather may measure ingredients' parameters (including dispensing conditions) as they are dispensed. Certain embodiments relate to devices and methods that may determine if an ingredient is a non-Newtonian fluid, and if so, may be configured to conduct measurements on such fluids, including, for example, the strain stress and strain rate as the fluid passes within a conduit." The patent application was filed on Nov. 24, 2009 (12/625,226). 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=8,335,592&OS=8,335,592&RS=8,335,592 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Gatten Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Ronald A. Gatten, Pleasanton, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,335,607) developed by Ronald A. Gatten, Bradley T. Sykes, Mill Valley, Calif., and Jong Noah Fong, Castro Valley, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for linking electric drive vehicles." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment a control system for linking a plurality of electrically driven road vehicles together is disclosed, the control system having: a coupling input and a coupling output disposed on each of the plurality of vehicles, each coupling input of each vehicle being configured to releasably engage each coupling output of another vehicle to provide a mechanical and electrical coupling of the plurality of vehicles together; and a control system located on each of the plurality of vehicles, the control system communicating with the coupling input and the coupling output to detect when the coupling input or the coupling output is engaged with another vehicle via a respective coupling input or coupling output, the control system being further configured to operate in a lead vehicle mode or a trailing vehicle mode when the control system detects that the coupling input or the coupling output is engaged with another vehicle, wherein the lead vehicle mode causes the control system of the lead vehicle to control another vehicle coupled to the lead vehicle and the trailing vehicle mode causes the control system to be controlled by the lead vehicle coupled to the vehicle." The patent application was filed on Feb. 12, 2010 (12/704,893). 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=8,335,607&OS=8,335,607&RS=8,335,607 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** CareFusion 303 Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- CareFusion 303, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,335,588) developed by Michael Rahilly, Encinitas, Calif., and Frank Dean Weber, San Diego, for "multi-lidded dispensing cartridge system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cartridge for use in a dispensing system is disclosed. The cartridge includes a body having an exterior and a plurality of bins. A plurality of lids are movably attached to the body and are configured to cover a bin. A release mechanism is movable along an axis. A plurality of latches are movably attached to the body. Each latch is configured to secure the respective lid when in a first position and to release the respective lid when in a second position. The release mechanism will not cause a latch to move to the second position when the release mechanism is moving along the axis in a first direction. The release mechanism will cause a single latch to move to the second position while leaving the remaining latches in the first position when the release mechanism is moving along the axis in a second direction." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2010 (12/828,124). 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=8,335,588&OS=8,335,588&RS=8,335,588 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Assigned Patent for External Device for Communicating with an Implantable Medical Device having Data Telemetry and Charging Integrated in a Single Housing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Boston Scientific Neuromodulation, Valencia, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,335,569) developed by Daniel Aghassian, Glendale, Calif., for an "external device for communicating with an implantable medical device having data telemetry and charging integrated in a single housing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An improved embodiment of an external device for an implantable medical device system is described herein, where the external device has both circuitry for charging the implantable medical device and circuitry for telemetering data to and from the medical implant contained within a single housing. The external device in one embodiment includes orthogonal radiators in which both the radiators are used for data transfer, and in which at least one of the radiators is used for power transfer. Having charging and data telemetry circuitry fully integrated within a single external device conveniences both patient and clinician." The patent application was filed on Feb. 10, 2009 (12/368,385). 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=8,335,569&OS=8,335,569&RS=8,335,569 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Applied Materials Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Applied Materials, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,335,582) developed by Rinat Shimshi, San Jose, Calif., for a "software application to analyze event log and chart tool fail rate as function of chamber and recipe." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a method for providing a user interface to graphically indicate a cause for fault-related events includes providing a user interface to illustrate a plurality of fault-related events for a plurality of recipes performed on a plurality of manufacturing process hardware tools, presenting in the user interface the plurality of recipes in a first axis and the plurality of manufacturing process hardware tools in a second axis, and graphically indicating in the user interface whether the plurality of fault-related events were caused by one of the plurality of manufacturing process hardware tools or one of the plurality of recipes performed on the one manufacturing process hardware tools." The patent application was filed on Feb. 10, 2009 (12/368,760). 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=8,335,582&OS=8,335,582&RS=8,335,582 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** BPL Global Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- BPL Global, Sewickley, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,335,595) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for adaptive islanding for stored/distributed energy devices." The co-inventors are Jeff Tolnar, Columbus, Ohio, Heidi Caroline, Meadville, Pa., Larry Hymer, Columbus, Ohio, and Michael Bauer, San Francisco.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "When a fault occurs in an energy distribution network, adaptive islanding is initiated to supply energy to customers who are disconnected from the primary source of energy on the network. The customers are selectively connected to secondary energy resources that are distributed within the network. The selected customers are chosen in accordance with a profile that takes into account the amount of energy available from the distributed resources, the expected length of time to repair the fault, the recent energy demands of the customers, and levels of priority that are assigned to respective customers. These factors are monitored, and the selected customers who are connected to the distributed resources are dynamically adjusted during the time that the fault exists." The patent application was filed on March 24, 2008 (12/053,962). 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%2Fsea For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://targetednews.com.

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