SUBSCRIBE TO TMCnet
TMCnet - World's Largest Communications and Technology Community
 
| More

TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (Jan. 10)

[January 10, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (Jan. 10)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Illinois.

*** Starcom Mediavest Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Starcom Mediavest Group, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,352,305) developed by Albert Vollrath, Evanston, Ill., and Stephen Poulin, New York, for an "automated broadcast advertising transaction system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for synchronizing broadcast advertising inventory data between a broadcast vendor system and a media buyer's media resource planning system features a database that stores advertising inventory data received from the broadcast vendor system and the media buyer's resource planning system. A matching application in communication with the database performs a comparison between a previous package of advertising inventory data and a revised package of advertising inventory data. An analysis application in communication with the matching application and the database enables a user to review results of the comparison and directs uploading of the revised package of advertising data from the database to the media buyer's resource planning system." The patent application was filed on Oct. 2, 2006 (11/542,537). 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=8,352,305&OS=8,352,305&RS=8,352,305 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.



*** Fatwallet Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Fatwallet, Beloit, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,352,316) developed by Timothy C. Storm, Rockton, Ill., for a "method of using a subdomain portion of a domain name to pass a unique tracking code." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of verifying the identify of an affiliate enrolled in an affiliate program of a merchant and then transmitting information between the affiliate and the merchant is provided. The method relies on embedding a unique identification code in a sub-domain portion of a domain name. Once an identification process has been completed, a server-to-server exchange of information is able to freely continue throughout a shopping session and even beyond checkout to easily handle post transaction changes, returns, cancellations, modifications, shipment notifications, status notifications, and the like." The patent application was filed on July 25, 2007 (11/782,757). 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=8,352,316&OS=8,352,316&RS=8,352,316 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cummins-Allison Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Cummins-Allison, Mt. Prospect, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,352,322) developed by Douglas U. Mennie, Barrington, Ill., William J. Jones, Barrington, Ill., and Mark C. Munro, Park Ridge, Ill., for an "automated document processing system using full image scanning." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A document processing system comprises an input receptacle for receiving documents. A transport mechanism receives the documents from the input receptacle and transports the documents past a full image scanner and a discrimination unit. An output receptacle receives the documents from the transport mechanism after being transported past the full image scanner and the discrimination unit. The full image scanner includes means for obtaining a full video image of said documents, means for obtaining a image of a selected area of said documents, and means for obtaining information contained in said selected area of said document. The discrimination unit includes means for determining the authenticity of said document. A system controller directs the flows of documents over the transport mechanism." The patent application was filed on May 14, 2007 (11/803,365). 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=8,352,322&OS=8,352,322&RS=8,352,322 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method for System Integration Test (SIT) Planning ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,237) developed by eight co-inventors for a "system and method for system integration test (SIT) planning." The co-inventors are Kathryn A. Bassin, Endicott, N.Y., Steven Kagan, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., Shao C. Li, Beijing, Zhong J. Li, Beijing, He H. Liu, Beijing, Susan E. Skrabanek, Atlanta, Hua F. Tan, Beijing, and Jun Zhu, Shanghai, China.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions. The programming instructions are operable to receive a system architecture model of a system and receive trigger coverage rules. Additionally, the programming instructions are operable to determine system integration test (SIT) coverage for each connection and interface of the system architecture model and select a set of use cases execution scenarios to satisfy the SIT coverage." The patent application was filed on Sept. 11, 2009 (12/558,375). 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=8,352,237&OS=8,352,237&RS=8,352,237 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Caterpillar Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Caterpillar, Peoria, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,352,138) developed by six co-inventors for a "dynamic control system for continuously variable transmission." The co-inventors are Kristofor Lee Dahl, Yorkville, Israel, Richard George Ingram, St. Charles, Ill., Michael Anthony Spielman Jr., Brookfield, Ill., Alberto Martinez Jr., Lisle, Ill., Yaang Zhao, Surrey, Canada, and Ellen Jean Hoffman, Washington, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A continuously variable transmission is provided having a driven element. The continuously variable transmission also has a first operator input device configured to transmit a first displacement signal corresponding to a displacement of the first operator input device. The continuously variable transmission further has a second operator input device configured to transmit a second displacement signal corresponding to a displacement of the second operator input device. In addition, the continuously variable transmission has a third operator input device configured to transmit a transmission operating mode request. Furthermore, the continuously variable transmission has at least one sensor configured to sense at least one parameter indicative of an operating condition of the transmission. Additionally, the continuously variable transmission has a controller configured to determine a driven element output request based on the operating request mode, the first displacement signal, the second displacement signal, and the at least one sensed parameter. The controller is also configured to regulate an output of the driven element in response to the operating mode request, the driven element output request, and the at least one sensed parameter." The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2007 (11/987,520). 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=8,352,138&OS=8,352,138&RS=8,352,138 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cleversafe Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Cleversafe, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,352,501) developed by Andrew Baptist, Chicago, Ilya Volvovski, Chicago, and Wesley Leggette, Oak Park, Ill., for a "dispersed storage network utilizing revision snapshots." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method begins by a processing module obtaining a directory file and determining a new snapshot identifier (ID) for the directory file. The method continues with the processing module identifying a version of a filename to associate with the new snapshot ID and updating the directory file by associating the snapshot ID to the version of the filename to produce an updated directory file. The method continues with the processing module dispersed storage error encoding the updated directory file to produce a set of encoded updated directory file slices and sending the set of encoded updated directory file slices to a dispersed storage network (DSN) memory for storage." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2010 (12/942,990). 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=8,352,501&OS=8,352,501&RS=8,352,501 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Deere & Co. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Deere & Co., Moline, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,352,155) developed by Rodney A. Schindler, Bettendorf, Iowa, Alan D. Sheidler, Moline, Ill., and Joseph P. Schmitz, Waterloo, Iowa, for an "engine for an agricultural harvester having isochronous torque curve with power bulge." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of operating an IC engine in an agricultural harvester includes the steps of: operating the IC engine in a normal mode with a base torque curve as a function of engine operating speed and engine power output, the base torque curve being generally isochronous at a rated operating speed over a power output range terminating at a rated power output; and operating the IC engine in a boost mode with a boost torque curve when a power boost is required above the rated power output, the boost torque curve having a power output which is above the base torque curve over a predefined range of the operating speed." The patent application was filed on May 21, 2009 (12/470,198). 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=8,352,155&OS=8,352,155&RS=8,352,155 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hexagon Metrology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Hexagon Metrology, North Kingstown, R.I., has been assigned a patent (8,352,212) developed by four co-inventors for a "manipulable aid for dimensional metrology." The co-inventors are William Fetter, St. Charles, Ill., Eric John Bennett, Fond du Lac, Wis., Wilhelmus Weekers, East Greenwich, R.I., and Gary W. Russell, East Greenwich, R.I.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A manipulable aid which is separate and distinct from the probe of a CMM permits a CMM operator to more directly interact with a CMM measurement volume to align a workpiece, configure a measurement path, and/or program a dimensional metrology application." The patent application was filed on Nov. 18, 2009 (12/621,002). 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=8,352,212&OS=8,352,212&RS=8,352,212 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Futurewei Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Futurewei Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,351,348) developed by four co-inventors for a "value-adoption and value-translation for automatic provisioning of port parameters." The co-inventors are T. Benjamin Mack-Crane, Downers Grove, Ill., Linda Dunbar, Plano, Texas, Lucy Yong, McKinney, Texas, and Robert Sultan, Somers, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A network component comprising at least one processor configured to implement a method comprising receiving a message comprising a node's data value from the node, determining whether a local data value has been assigned, and adopting the node's data value as the local data value when the local data value has not been assigned. Also disclosed is a network component comprising a plurality of ports each configured to couple to a node via a link, a memory configured to store a port data value associated with at least some of the ports, and a processor coupled to the memory and the ports, wherein the processor is configured to access a node's data value in a message and adopt the node's data value as the port data value." The patent application was filed on Oct. 16, 2008 (12/252,698). 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=83,51,348.PN.&OS=PN/83,51,348&RS=PN/83,51,348 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Suros Surgical Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Suros Surgical Systems, Indianapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,352,014) developed by Phillip M. Leopold, North Barrington, Ill., and Zachary R. Nicoson, Indianapolis, for a "site marker visible under multiple modalities." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A site marker is provided that includes a generally hollow body defining a cavity. A deployment line within the site marker positions at least one marker element within the body portion. The deployment line has a first end that is fixedly secured to a first end of the body portion and a second end that is secured to a second end of the body portion. The deployment line is pre-biased so as to pull the first end of the body portion towards the second end of the body portion, and thereby expand the body portion." The patent application was filed on Nov. 14, 2011 (13/295,825). 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=8,352,014.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,014&RS=PN/8,352,014 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Aspect Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Aspect Software, Lombard, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,351,593) developed by Steve Vick, Aurora, Ill., and Bob Mulrow, Wheaton, Ill., for an "emergency recording during VoIP session." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus are provided for recording a call between a client and an agent through an automatic contact distributor. The method includes the steps of the automatic contact distributor receiving a recording request from the agent, the automatic contact distributor activating a recording program, the recording program sniffing traffic within a packet telephone of the agent to detect packets exchanged between the agent and client and the recording program recording the detected packets between the agent and customer." The patent application was filed on Nov. 6, 2006 (11/556,749). 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=8,351,593&OS=8,351,593&RS=8,351,593 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cleversafe Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Cleversafe, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,351,600) developed by Jason Resch, Chicago, for a "distributed storage network and method for encrypting and decrypting data using hash functions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A distributed storage network received a data segment. The data segment is partitioned into two or more portions. A first portion hash is calculated from the first portion of data and used to encrypt the second portion of data. A hash of the encrypted second portion of data is then used to either encrypt the next portion of data (in this case, a third portion of data) or to circle back to the beginning and encrypt the first portion of the data if the second portion of data is the last in data segment. This iterative process continues until all portions of the data segment are encrypted in a sequence. In essence, the data portions of the segment are sequentially processed in some order to encrypt the various portions in that progressing order. A reverse order is used to derive the hash values and decrypt the encrypted data portions into decrypted original data to recreate the data segment." The patent application was filed on June 13, 2010 (12/814,467). 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=8,351,600&OS=8,351,600&RS=8,351,600 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Caterpillar Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Caterpillar, Peoria, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,351,684) developed by four co-inventors for a "terrain map updating system." The co-inventors are Jean-Jacques Clar, Dunlap, Ill., Yifeng Lin, Peoria, Ill., Adam J. Gudat, Chillicothe, Ill., and Kenneth L. Stratton, Dunlap, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A terrain mapping system is disclosed. The system has at least one sensor configured to gather a plurality of current points defining a current surface of a site and a database containing a plurality of previously-gathered points defining a previous surface of the site. The system also has a controller in communication with the at least one sensor. The controller is configured to compare a height of at least one of the plurality of the current points to a height of a corresponding at least one of the plurality of previously-gathered points and to determine if an update to the database is warranted based on the comparison. The controller is further configured to update the database if it is determined that an update is warranted." The patent application was filed on Feb. 13, 2008 (12/068,929). 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=8,351,684&OS=8,351,684&RS=8,351,684 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Quantum Signal Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Quantum Signal, Saline, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,351,663) developed by Victor E. Perlin, Ann Arbor, Mich., Mitchell M. Rohde, Saline, Mich., and Robert M. Lupa, Mount Vernon, Ill., for a "dot templates for object detection in images." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Dot templates are used for detecting objects within images. A computer-implemented method is performed for each of a number of dot templates corresponding to the object to be detected within an image. Each dot template is defined as a collection of points. At each position within the image, a value of the image is determined at each point of the dot template. The dot template is effectively overlaid at the given position within the image. A score of the dot template at this position is determined, based on the values of the image determined at the points of the dot template. Where the score is greater than a predetermined threshold, it can be concluded that the object is at least potentially located within the image at the position in question at which the dot template has been effectively overlaid." The patent application was filed on March 15, 2011 (13/048,393). 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=8,351,663&OS=8,351,663&RS=8,351,663 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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.

-1110620 (c) 2013 Targeted News Service

[ Back To middleeast.tmcnet.com.com's Homepage 's Homepage ]






Technology Marketing Corporation

800 Connecticut Ave, 1st Floor East, Norwalk, CT 06854 USA
Ph: 800-243-6002, 203-852-6800
Fx: 203-866-3326

General comments: tmc@tmcnet.com.
Comments about this site: webmaster@tmcnet.com.

STAY CURRENT YOUR WAY

© 2014 Technology Marketing Corporation. All rights reserved.