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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Jan. 15)

[January 15, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Jan. 15)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Method and Apparatus for Automatically Embedding and Emailing User-generated Highlights ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Rohit Chandra, Sunnyvale, Calif., has developed a patent (8,352,573) for a "method and apparatus for automatically embedding and emailing user-generated highlights." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for enabling, via conventional web browser controls, a user to generate and send an internet document including user-generated highlights are disclosed. The user-generated highlights included in the internet document embedded in the email are highlights that were previously made via a highlighting service. Accordingly, the recipient of the internet document receives a copy of an internet document including highlights, and need not install any special software to view the highlighted portions of the internet document." The patent application was filed on June 22, 2007 (11/767,468). 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=8,352,573&OS=8,352,573&RS=8,352,573 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.



*** California Inventor Develops Patent for System and Method for Optimizing a Target Date Fund ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Ronald J. Surz, San Clemente, Calif., has developed a patent (8,352,349) for a "system and method for optimizing a target date fund." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, article of manufacture, and computer program product are presented for generating a glide path for a target date fund comprising a growth asset and a reserve asset, where the glide path is a distribution of the growth and reserve assets over an interval. The method includes identifying an acceptable risk level for the target date fund determining, using the identified acceptable risk level, an inflection interval and calculating the percentages of the target date fund comprising the growth asset and the reserve asset at the inflection date. Finally, the method includes determining the glide path for the target date fund, where at the end of the interval the reserve asset comprises one hundred percent of the target date fund." The patent application was filed on July 13, 2011 (13/182,351). 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=8,352,349&OS=8,352,349&RS=8,352,349 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventors Develop Patent for Electric Gated Integrator Detection Method and Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- James Lowell Gundersen, Riverside, Calif., and James McChesney Hargrove, Riverside, Calif., have developed a patent (8,351,040) for an "electric gated integrator detection method and device thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cavity ring down system is optimized to precisely measure trace gases or particles in an air sample by using time sampling detection and multiple-sample averaging resulting in a high signal-to-noise ratio. In one embodiment, a cavity ring down system is programmed to measure the rise time and the fall time of the light level in an optical cavity. The cavity ring down system is programmed to integrate a plurality of sample portions during a rise time and a plurality of sample portions during a fall time (in alternate intervals) to obtain a time constant with no sample present and a time constant with sample present. The measurements are used to calculate trace gases in the air sample." The patent application was filed on Jan. 16, 2012 (13/351,216). 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=8,351,040&OS=8,351,040&RS=8,351,040 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventors Develop Patent for Systems and Methods for Adjusting the Gain of a Receiver Through a Gain Tuning Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Aleksandar Tasic, San Diego, Christian Holenstein, San Diego, and Junxiong Deng, San Diego, have developed a patent (8,351,978) for "systems and methods for adjusting the gain of a receiver through a gain tuning network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A circuit is described. The circuit includes a low noise amplifier (LNA), a passive switching core (PSC), a transimpedance amplifier filter (TIA-filter) and a degenerative-impedance gain-tuning network (Zdeg network) having a first Zdeg network input lead, a second Zdeg network input lead, a first Zdeg network output lead and a second Zdeg network output lead, wherein the first Zdeg network input lead is coupled to a first output lead of the LNA and the second Zdeg network input lead is coupled to a second output lead of the LNA, and wherein the first Zdeg network output lead is coupled to a first signal input lead of the PSC and the second Zdeg network output lead is coupled to a second signal input lead of the PSC. The LNA, the Zdeg network, the PSC, and the TIA-filter together form a receiver. A receiver gain is adjusted by the Zdeg network." The patent application was filed on Aug. 1, 2008 (12/184,608). 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=8,351,978&OS=8,351,978&RS=8,351,978 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Apparatus for Efficient DCT Calculations in a SIMD Programmable Processor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Tibet Mimar, Morgan Hill, Calif., has developed a patent (8,352,528) for an "apparatus for efficient DCT calculations in a SIMD programmable processor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a efficient implementation of integer and fractional 8-length or 4-length, or 8.times.8 or 4.times.4 DCT in a SIMD processor as part of MPEG and other video compression standards." The patent application was filed on Sept. 20, 2009 (12/586,357). 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=8,352,528&OS=8,352,528&RS=8,352,528 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventors Develop Patent for Systems and Methods for Providing Investment Performance Data to Investors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Steven A. Carpenter, San Francisco, Manu Sharma, San Francisco, and Sven Junkergard, San Francisco, have developed a patent (8,352,346) for "systems and methods for providing investment performance data to investors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for generating a performance index are described. A rank score is generated for each investor relative to a group of investors of which the investor is a member. Generation of the rank score uses investment data of a portfolio of the investor, and the portfolio comprises at least one investment position. A set of investors is selected from the group of investors, and the selection is based on the rank score of each investor. The performance index is generated to provide a measure of performance of top individual investors over time relative to a market index. Generation of the performance index includes generating a composite portfolio comprising investment positions of each portfolio of each investor of the set of investors." The patent application was filed on July 2, 2009 (12/497,500). 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=8,352,346&OS=8,352,346&RS=8,352,346 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Optical Isolator, Shutter, Variable Optical Attenuator and Modulator Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Peiliang Gao, Santa Clara, Calif., has developed a patent (8,351,117) for an "optical isolator, shutter, variable optical attenuator and modulator device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An integrated optical device functioning as optical isolator, shutter, variable optical attenuator, and modulator is disclosed. The device employs a Pockels cell for dynamically rotating with nanosecond speed the polarization state of incident light for attenuation and modulation. The invention provides a compact, high performance and reliable device without moving parts for use in laser systems and particularly in fiber optic telecommunication system." The patent application was filed on Dec. 8, 2008 (12/329,928). 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=8,351,117&OS=8,351,117&RS=8,351,117 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for System and Method for a Server-based Files and Tasks Brokerage ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Tareq A. Samaha, Roseville, Calif., has developed a patent (8,352,575) for a "system and method for a server-based files and tasks brokerage." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A server-based files and tasks brokerage system and method are disclosed. In response to receiving a request from a requesting computing device, the server posts the request to a request queue. The request is for a requested mobile telephonic device to perform a task. The server posts a first notification to a first notification queue, in response to receiving the request. The server pushes the first notification to the requested device upon confirming a connection. Upon detecting a first condition of the task being for the requested device to receive a file, the server transfers the file from a file repository. Upon detecting a second condition of the task being for the requested device to send a file, the server transfers the file to the file repository. In response to confirming task completion, the server posts a second notification to a second notification queue associated with the requesting device." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2009 (12/587,921). 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=8,352,575&OS=8,352,575&RS=8,352,575 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Digital Television (TV), Ship and other Water Based Interactive Communication Methods ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Kamilo Feher, El Macero, Calif., has developed a patent (8,351,925) for a "digital television (TV), ship and other water based interactive communication methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A digital television (TV) signal, received from a satellite, in a transceiver of a ship and of other water based communication devices, is demodulated and processed into a baseband TV signal and further processed and modulated into a CDMA or TDMA or OFDM modulated signal and transmitted to a mobile device. The mobile device in interactive communication with the transceiver controls the transceiver transmitted and received signal to and from the mobile device." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2012 (13/492,273). 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=8,351,925&OS=8,351,925&RS=8,351,925 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventors Develop Patent for Identifier Vocabulary Data Access Method and System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Jerzy Lewak, Del Mar, Calif., and Miles Kevin Yano, Yorba Linda, Calif., have developed a patent (8,352,487) for an "identifier vocabulary data access method and system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of organizing, managing, and providing interactive access to data in a database is disclosed, along with a program and a system for implementing the method. Associations between each data Item and at least one ItemSelector are established and stored. A predefined (but modifiable) Vocabulary of ItemSelectors sufficient to describe each Item of the database is created. Presently selected Items are described by a combination of associations defined by an appropriate Boolean combination of each ItemSelector in a presently selected set of ItemSelectors. A user controls the presently selected set by adding an ItemSelector from a presented group, or by removing a previously selected ItemSelector. The system ideally makes available to the user all relevant ItemSelectors--those which, if added to the presently selected set, would result in a set that describes at least one extant data Item. The system ideally makes all presently selected Items available to the user." The patent application was filed on June 25, 2007 (11/823,067). 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=8,352,487&OS=8,352,487&RS=8,352,487 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventors Develop Patent for Bankruptcy Evaluation Service and System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Melyssa Barrett, Tracy, Calif., and E. Christopher Lundquist, San Mateo, Calif., have developed a patent (8,352,358) for a "bankruptcy evaluation service and system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for assigning a value to a debt is disclosed. The method includes entering, into a digital computer, bankruptcy data associated with a bankruptcy proceeding after a debtor has filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy data may include priority claim data associated with priority claims, non-precedence claim data associated with non-precedence claims, and bankruptcy plan data. After the bankruptcy data are obtained, the digital computer determines a present value associated with at least one non-precedence claim in the non-precedence claims." The patent application was filed on Feb. 3, 2011 (13/020,647). 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=8,352,358&OS=8,352,358&RS=8,352,358 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nokia Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Nokia, Espoo, Finland, has been assigned a patent (8,352,480) developed by Tochukwu Iwuchukwu, Mountain View, Calif., for "methods, apparatuses and computer program products for converting a geographical database into a map tile database." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus for converting geographical geometrical content of a geographical database to map tiles may include a processor and a memory storing executable computer code that cause the apparatus to at least perform operations including modifying a geographical database based in part on adding items of data arranged in fields based on analyzing values corresponding to geometry information. The geometry information is associated with records of the geographical database. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to determine a set of tiles at a predetermined zoom level including geographical information of respective records and may update the records to include data associated with minimum and maximum x and y values of the tiles. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to determine minimum and maximum x and y values that define a rectangular block(s) of map tiles. Corresponding computer program products and methods are also provided." The patent application was filed on Dec. 20, 2010 (12/973,514). 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=8,352,480&OS=8,352,480&RS=8,352,480 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Honda Motor Assigned Patent for Inertia Shaping for Humanoid Fall Direction Change ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Honda Motor, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,352,077) developed by four co-inventors for an "inertia shaping for humanoid fall direction change." The co-inventors are Ambarish Goswami, Fremont, Calif., Seung-kook Yun, Cambridge, Mass., Kangkang Yin, Beijing, and Yoshiaki Sakagami, Cupertino, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method is disclosed for controlling a robot that is falling down from an upright posture. Inertia shaping is performed on the robot to avoid an object during the fall. A desired overall toppling angular velocity of the robot is determined. The direction of this velocity is based on the direction from the center of pressure of the robot to the object. A desired composite rigid body inertia of the robot is determined based on the desired overall toppling angular velocity. A desired joint velocity of the robot is determined based on the desired composite rigid body inertia. The desired joint velocity is also determined based on a composite rigid body inertia Jacobian of the robot. An actuator at a joint of the robot is then controlled to implement the desired joint velocity." The patent application was filed on Nov. 2, 2009 (12/610,872). 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=8,352,077&OS=8,352,077&RS=8,352,077 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Deutsche Telekom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Deutsche Telekom, Bonn, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,351,861) developed by Alexander Min, Ann Arbor, Mich., Kyu-Han Kim, Redwood City, Calif., and Jatinder Pal Singh, Mountain View, Calif., for an "opportunistic spectrum access in mobile cognitive radio networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of spectrum access for wireless communications by a secondary unlicensed unit in a CRN environment comprising one or more secondary unlicensed mobile units and one or more primary licensed units includes receiving information indicative of a location and movement of one or more secondary unlicensed units and a channel usage pattern and spatial distribution of one or more primary licensed units is accessed and a guard distance to shield the one or more primary licensed units from interference is calculated. The channel availability to the one or more secondary unlicensed units is then calculated according to a two-state Markov model including the guard distance as a constraint and based on the information indicative of the location and movement of the one or more secondary unlicensed units and the channel usage pattern and spatial distribution of the one or more primary licensed units." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2010 (12/894,663). 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=8,351,861&OS=8,351,861&RS=8,351,861 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Thomson Licensing Assigned Patent for Television Program Recording with User Preference Determination ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Thomson Licensing, Boulogne-Billancourt, France, has been assigned a patent (8,351,763) developed by Labeeb K. Ismail, Fremont, Calif., Amar N. Gogoi, Fremont, Calif., and Yuri Stupak, Fremont, Calif., for a "television program recording with user preference determination." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for recording television programs for subsequent viewing by a user includes a preference determination module which is responsive to attribute information associated with television programs viewed by the user. The preference determination module categorizes the attribute information in accordance with categorization parameters to generate recordation preference information, indicative of television program viewing preferences of the user. The system also includes a recordation module which is responsive to the recordation preference information, for causing recordation on a storage medium of subsequently transmitted television programs, having attribute information corresponding to the recordation preference information." The patent application was filed on Nov. 26, 2002 (10/305,463). 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=8,351,763&OS=8,351,763&RS=8,351,763 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Panasonic Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Panasonic, Osaka, Japan, has been assigned a patent (8,351,558) developed by Richard H. Strandberg, Fremont, Calif., and Paul Cheng-Po Liang, Santa Clara, Calif., for a "multiphase direct RF frequency to digital converter and related method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The disclosure provides an effective means for fine-resolution determination of the frequency content of an RF signal using low speed digital circuits. The disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for decomposing a high frequency RF signal into several low frequency signals or data streams without loss of any information and without the use of extraneous circuit components such as local oscillators, mixers or offset phase-locked loops. Single or multiple phase oscillator outputs are fed directly to a single or multiple direct RF frequency-to-digital (DrfDC) circuits. The front end of the DrfDC circuit decomposes a high frequency signal into several low frequency signals without loss of any information. The low frequency signals are processed by the back-end of the DrfDC and converted into digital data streams. The digital data streams are then combined and averaged to represent the frequency of the input RF signal." The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2009 (12/567,427). 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=8,351,558&OS=8,351,558&RS=8,351,558 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventors Develop Patent for Differential Resonant Ring Oscillator Utilizing Magnetically Tuned YIG Resonators to Achieve Ultra Low Phase Noise and Multi-octave Electronic Tuning in Microwave Frequencies ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Ronald A. Parrott, Healdsburg, Calif., and Allen A. Sweet, Alameda, Calif., have developed a patent (8,350,629) for a "differential resonant ring oscillator utilizing magnetically tuned YIG resonators to achieve ultra low phase noise and multi-octave electronic tuning in microwave frequencies." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A differential resonant ring oscillator ("DRRO*) circuit using a ring oscillator topology to electronically tune the oscillator over multi-octave bandwidths. The oscillator tuning is substantially linear, because the oscillator frequency is related to the magnetic tuning of a YIG sphere, which has a resonant frequency equal to a fundamental constant multiplied by the DC magnetic field. The simple circuit topology uses half turn or multiple half turn loops magnetic coupling methods connecting a differential pair of amplifiers into a feedback loop configuration having a four port YIG tuned filter, thus creating a closed loop ring oscillator. The oscillator may use SiGe bipolar junction transistor technology and amplifiers employing heterojunction bipolar transistor technology SiGe is the preferred transitor material as it keeps the transistor's 1/f noise to an absolute minimum in order to achieve minimum RF phase noise." The patent application was filed on Aug. 20, 2009 (13/060,002). 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=8,350,629&OS=8,350,629&RS=8,350,629 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** LG Electronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- LG Electronics, Seoul, South Korea, has been assigned a patent (8,351,847) developed by Ki-Dong Lee, San Diego, for a "power balancing in a cooperative communication network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of adjusting transmission power for data communicated in a mobile communication system, wherein data is transmitted from a source station to a destination station over a first route and a second route. The method comprises receiving a first transmission power control signal; wherein a destination station generates a second transmission power control signal, in response to receiving a quality measurement signal from the relay station for data communicated to the destination station over a combination of the first route and the second route; and adjusting data transmission power according to the first transmission power control signal." The patent application was filed on July 14, 2008 (12/172,779). 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=8,351,847&OS=8,351,847&RS=8,351,847 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sony Assigned Patent for Digital Image Analysis Using Multi-step Analysis ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Sony, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,351,676) developed by five co-inventors for a "digital image analysis using multi-step analysis." The co-inventors are Shengyang Dai, San Jose, Calif., Su Wang, San Jose, Calif., Akira Nakamura, San Jose, Calif., Takeshi Ohashi, Kanagawa, Japan, and Jun Yokono, Tokyo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for implementing a multi-step image recognition framework for classifying digital images are provided. The provided multi-step image recognition framework utilizes a gradual approach to model training and image classification tasks requiring multi-dimensional ground truths. A first step of the multi-step image recognition framework differentiates a first image region from a remainder image region. Each subsequent step operates on a remainder image region from the previous step. The provided multi-step image recognition framework permits model training and image classification tasks to be performed more accurately and in a less resource intensive fashion than conventional single-step image recognition frameworks." The patent application was filed on Oct. 12, 2010 (12/902,321). 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=8,351,676&OS=8,351,676&RS=8,351,676 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,352,600) developed by Joel R. Calippe, Sunnyvale, Calif., Gurudas Somadder, San Jose, Calif., and Thomas V. Flynn, Mountain View, Calif., for a "system and method for determining a maximum packet data unit (PDU) payload transmission size for communicating in a managed computer network system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for substantially preventing firewall generated communication losses in regard to communications by authorized users in a managed computer network system is provided. The method comprises transmitting one or more status inquiry commands to at least one node in the managed computer network system, wherein the status inquiry command requests a first quantity of objects from the at least one node; receiving a non-zero quantity of objects response from the at least one node; and limiting communications through the firewall in the managed computer network system with the at least one node to a message size substantially equivalent to the received non-zero quantity of objects response from the at least one node, thereby substantially preventing firewall generated communication losses in the managed computer network system." The patent application was filed on April 21, 2009 (12/427,513). 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=8,352,600&OS=8,352,600&RS=8,352,600 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** SAP Assigned Patent for Dynamic Database Schemas for Highly Irregularly Structured or Heterogeneous Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- SAP, Walldorf, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,352,510) developed by Christof Bornhoevd, Belmont, Calif., and Horst Werner, Muehlhausen-Rettigheim, Germany, for a "dynamic database schemas for highly irregularly structured or heterogeneous data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One or more data items of one or more types are received, wherein each data item is associated with one or more attributes, and wherein each attribute is associated with an attribute name and an attribute value. A key is calculated for each attribute, and a determination as to whether the key is located in a dictionary is made. The key is added to the dictionary based on the determination along with an attribute description, and a determination of a number of occurrences of one of the one or more items to the number of all the one or more items in a set is made. Based on this number of occurrences attributes are classified as either mandatory, expected or optional in the generated template for the corresponding info item type." The patent application was filed on April 29, 2008 (12/111,703). 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=8,352,510&OS=8,352,510&RS=8,352,510 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Thomson Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Thomson Licensing, Boulgne-Billancourt, France, has been assigned a patent (8,351,765) developed by Labeeb K. Ismail, Fremont, Calif., Amar N. Gogoi, Fremont, Calif., and Yuri Stupak, Fremont, Calif., for a "television program recording with user preference determination." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for recording television programs for subsequent viewing by a user includes a preference determination module which is responsive to attribute information associated with television programs viewed by the user. The preference determination module categorizes the attribute information in accordance with categorization parameters to generate recordation preference information, indicative of television program viewing preferences of the user. The system also includes a recordation module which is responsive to the recordation preference information, for causing recordation on a storage medium of subsequently transmitted television programs, having attribute information corresponding to the recordation preference information." The patent application was filed on June 14, 2002 (10/999,379). 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=8,351,765&OS=8,351,765&RS=8,351,765 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sony Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Sony, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,352,500) developed by Tanmay Agnihotri, San Diego, and Sivaraman Varatharajan, San Diego, for a centralized multimedia access.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An embodiment is a technique to perform centralized multimedia access. A playlist is created in a single document, the playlist including a plurality of items. Each of the items specifies an access parameter to a multimedia file and a play parameter. The playlist is stored in a central location. The multimedia file as pointed to by the playlist is retrieved or accessed in the central location using the access parameter to play the multimedia file according to the play parameter. A storage element contains a pointer to point to a playlist in a single document. The playlist includes a plurality of items. Each of the items specifies an access parameter to a multimedia file and a play parameter. A compiler compiles the playlist to determine the access parameter, the play parameter, and a plug-in associated with the multimedia file. The plug-in plays the multimedia file according to the play parameter." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2010 (12/896,712). 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=8,352,500&OS=8,352,500&RS=8,352,500 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, has been assigned a patent (8,352,378) developed by Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Herz, Los Angeles, and Mohammad K. Ibrahim, Leicester, United Kingdom, for "virtual account based new digital cash protocols with combined blind digital signature and pseudonym authentication." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Virtual account based digital cash protocols use a combination of blind digital signatures and pseudonym authentication with at least two pairs of public and private keys. A user is provided with one master pair of private and public keys and as many pseudonym pairs of private and public keys as desired. The resulting virtual account based hybrid protocols combine the advantages of blind digital signature and pseudonym authentication. Blind digital signatures based on the master pair of keys are used to withdraw digital cash from the user's bank account under the user's real identity. A pseudonym pair of keys is used for converting digital cash into virtual account based digital cash by a digital cash issuer. All pseudonyms can be used for spending the virtual account based digital cash. These protocols ensure anonymity when withdrawing digital cash from the user's account under the user's real identity in addition to providing pseudonym authentication when spending virtual cash based digital cash under a pseudonym." The patent application was filed on Dec. 6, 2010 (12/960,822). 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=8,352,378&OS=8,352,378&RS=8,352,378 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Skype Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Skype, Dublin, Ireland, has been assigned a patent (8,352,250) developed by Koen Bernard Vos, San Francisco, and Stefan Kurt Olof Strommer, Uppsala, Sweden, for a filtering speech.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of filtering a speech signal for speech encoding in a communications network, includes determining a cut off frequency for a filter, wherein a component of the speech signal in a frequency range less than the cut off frequency is to be attenuated by the filter; receiving the speech signal at the filter; determining at least one parameter of the received speech signal, the at least one parameter providing an indication of the energy of the component of the received speech signal that is to be attenuated; and adjusting the cut off frequency in dependence on the at least one parameter, thereby adjusting the frequency range to be attenuated." The patent application was filed on June 19, 2009 (12/456,603). 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=8,352,250&OS=8,352,250&RS=8,352,250 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Avago Technologies Fiber IP Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Avago Technologies Fiber IP, Singapore, has been assigned a patent (8,351,794) developed by David Meadowcroft, San Jose, Calif., and Debo Adebiyi, Tracy, Calif., for a "parallel optical transceiver module having a heat dissipation system that dissipates heat and protects components of the module from particulates and handling." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A parallel optical transceiver module is provided that has a heat dissipation system that dissipates large amounts of heat, while also protecting the laser diodes, ICs and other components of the module from particulates, such as dust, for example, and from mechanical handling forces. The heat dissipation system is configured to be secured to the optical subassembly (OSA) of the module such that when the OSA is secured to the upper surface of the leadframe of the module, the OSA and the heat dissipation system cooperate to encapsulate at least the laser diodes and laser diode driver IC in a way that protects these components from dust and other particulates and from external mechanical forces. The heat dissipation system of the module is disposed for coupling with an external heat dissipation system, e.g., with a heat dissipation system that is provided by the customer." The patent application was filed on March 10, 2009 (12/400,919). 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=8,351,794&OS=8,351,794&RS=8,351,794 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Thomson Licensing Assigned Patent for System and Method for Scaling Images ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Thomson Licensing, Boulogne-Billancourt, France, has been assigned a patent (8,351,730) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for scaling images." The co-inventors are Dong-Qing Zhang, Los Angeles, Ingo Tobias Doser, Villingen-Schningen, Germany, Marco Antonio Vasquez, Los Angeles, and Xueming Henry Gu, Calabasas, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for scaling images are provided. An upscaling algorithm or function is employed that increases the size of an image and then filters the upscaled image to remove aliasing artifacts. The system and method provides for acquiring an image of a first size, detecting the geometry of the image, scaling the image to a second size, and filtering the scaled image with at least one filter based on the detected geometry. During the filtering process, the edges of objects in the upscaled image are detected and different filter frequency responses are provided for the detected edges. Providing different filter frequency responses for the detected edges preserves more details for line images." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2005 (12/678,823). 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=8,351,730&OS=8,351,730&RS=8,351,730 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** SAP Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- SAP, Walldorf, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,352,562) developed by Steven T. Winkler, Walnut Creek, Calif., for "event notifications of program landscape alterations." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A first computer system is monitored for alterations of a program landscape which includes multiple applications configured to operate on the first computer system. An alteration of the program landscape is detected and aspects of the alteration of the program landscape are determined. A catalog of additional computer systems which are associated with the first computer system is accessed. That a second computer system of the accessed catalog of additional computer systems should receive an event notification is determined. An event notification including information corresponding to the determined aspects of the alteration of the program landscape is generated. The event notification including the event information is sent from the first computer system to the second computer system." The patent application was filed on July 29, 2009 (12/511,511). 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=8,352,562&OS=8,352,562&RS=8,352,562 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** SAP Assigned Patent for Incident Command Post ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- SAP, Walldorf, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,352,172) developed by Robert Pei, Richmond, Calif., Tim Kaldewey, Mountain View, Calif., and Samir Raiyani, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a incident command post.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided are systems and methods for tracking resources at a site and initiating audio and video communication with tracked resources using multiple input and output modalities. The systems include a location tracking system, including a positioning engine and a presentation engine, an environmental tracking system, location and environmental sensors, either permanently installed or temporarily deployed, and portable devices such as mobile phones or personal digital assistants carried by the tracked resources and users. The methods include tracking such resources at a site, displaying their locations on a portable device using a visual map display, and providing the ability to initiate bidirectional audio and video communications with one of more of the tracked resources." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2005 (12/952,123). 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=8,352,172&OS=8,352,172&RS=8,352,172 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** SMSC Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- SMSC Holdings, Luxembourg, has been assigned a patent (8,351,559) developed by Christopher Thomas, San Diego, for a "sample time correction for multiphase clocks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are provided to permit indirect measurements of sample time errors using multiphase interpolator clocks generated from a local reference clock in clock recovery blocks of high speed data receivers. The multiphase interpolator clocks are adjusted to have substantially evenly spaced phase offsets within a data period of the local reference clock. A small frequency offset between the transmitter clock and the local reference clock causes transition edges of received data to drift slowly across the interpolated clocks. Differences in phase offsets between the interpolated clocks may be determined with high resolution by counting the number of data transitions occurring between pairs of interpolated clocks over a long period of time. Phase offsets are adjusted to make the data transition counts substantially the same for the interpolated clocks. Data recovery may then be facilitated by selecting an interpolated clock with a sampling edge that is closest to the center of a data period to sample the received data." The patent application was filed on April 13, 2010 (12/759,574). 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=8,351,559&OS=8,351,559&RS=8,351,559 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** SAP Assigned Patent for System and Method for Navigating a Facility ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- SAP, Walldorf, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,352,176) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for navigating a facility." The co-inventors are Tim Kaldewey, Ennigerloh, Germany, Samir Raiyani, Sunnyvale, Calif., Robert Pei, Richmond, Calif., and Sneschana Sobol, Ettlingen, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are described for enabling the monitoring and navigation of a complex of known rooms or facilities having known objects, attributes and/or people associated therewith, wherein different locations of the objects, attributes and/or people within the facilities are related and accessible over known, well-defined alternate paths. Sensor information may be used to facilitate the monitoring and navigation of the facility. At least some systems and methods may be used to enable the navigation of a building or a set of buildings by displaying an interactive graphical map of the building on a display device carried by a user." The patent application was filed on Aug. 7, 2009 (12/537,485). 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=8,352,176&OS=8,352,176&RS=8,352,176 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Fuji Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Fuji Xerox, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,352,474) developed by Jeremy Pickens, Milpitas, Calif., and Matthew Cooper, San Francisco, for a "system and method for retrieving information using a query based index." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A search system generates a plurality of pseudo-documents for a set of documents. Each pseudo-document includes a representation one or more documents from the set of documents that would be retrieved in response to executing a respective basis query over the set of documents. The search system generates an index of the plurality of pseudo-documents. The index provides an indication, for a plurality of respective documents from the set of documents, of the pseudo-documents that include a representation of the respective document. After generating the index, the search system receives a document-query that includes a representation of a first document; and in response to receiving the document-query, the search system identifies one or more pseudo-documents that include representations of at least one document having a predefined relationship to the first document; and generates a result that is based on the first set of one or more pseudo-documents." The patent application was filed on June 16, 2010 (12/816,943). 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=8,352,474&OS=8,352,474&RS=8,352,474 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Honda Motor Assigned Patent for Human Pose Estimation and Tracking Using Label Assignment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Honda Motor, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,351,646) developed by Kikuo Fujimura, Palo Alto, Calif., and Youding Zhu, Columbus, Ohio, for a "human pose estimation and tracking using label assignment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for estimating poses of a subject by grouping data points generated by a depth image into groups representing labeled parts of the subject, and then fitting a model representing the subject to the data points using the grouping of the data points. The grouping of the data points is performed by grouping the data points to segments based on proximity of the data points, and then using constraint conditions to assign the segments to the labeled parts. The model is fitted to the data points by using the grouping of the data points to the labeled parts." The patent application was filed on Oct. 9, 2007 (11/869,435). 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=8,351,646&OS=8,351,646&RS=8,351,646 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hitachi Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Hitachi, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,352,447) developed by Shinichi Hayashi, San Jose, Calif., and Tomohiro Kawaguchi, Cupertino, Calif., for "method and apparatus to align and deduplicate objects." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In deduplicating data including objects, the system obtains information of the location of the objects and uses the information in calculating the hash value. The hash value calculation program divides data from the boundary location to chunks to match the boundary location of the objects subject to deduplication and the hash value is calculated from each chunk." The patent application was filed on March 1, 2011 (13/037,649). 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=8,352,447&OS=8,352,447&RS=8,352,447 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent for Iterative Interference Cancellation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,351,532) developed by Fang-Chen Cheng, Randolph, N.J., Lei Song, Fremont, Calif., and Henry Hui Ye, Hong Kong, for an iterative interference cancellation.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An exemplary method of communicating includes determining a first user channel estimate from a communication comprising first and second user reference sequences. The first user reference sequence is reconstructed using the determined first user channel estimate. The communication is revised based upon the reconstructed first user reference sequence. Then determining a second user channel estimate is based on the revised communication." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2008 (12/239,983). 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=8,351,532&OS=8,351,532&RS=8,351,532 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventors Develop Patent for Variable Output Charge Pump Circuit ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Robert Fu, Cupertino, Calif., and Tien-Min Chen, San Jose, Calif., have developed a patent (8,350,616) for a "variable output charge pump circuit." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A drive frequency source with two selectable output frequencies connected to two charge pump arrays. A first array of basic charge pump units is connected to the first output frequency and a second array of basic charge pump units is connected to the output frequency. One or more of the basic charge pump units making up the aforementioned first and second charge pump arrays has an enable input allowing its output current contribution to be added or subtracted from the total array output. The output of the first array is coupled to a P-type substrate and the output of the second array is coupled to an N-well residing in the P-type substrate. A controller may be coupled to the drive frequency source for selecting the output frequencies, and an output monitor may be coupled between the array outputs and the controller to provide feedback." The patent application was filed on Nov. 12, 2003 (10/712,522). 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=8,350,616&OS=8,350,616&RS=8,350,616 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** SAP Assigned Patent for Architectural Design for Time Recording Application Software ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- SAP, Walldorf, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,352,338) developed by 20 co-inventors for an "architectural design for time recording application software." The co-inventors are Jacques Duparc, Speyer, Germany, Fabian Guenther, Mauer, Germany, Thomas Moser, Wiesloch, Germany, Peter Sieber, Wiesloch, Germany, Helgi Thorleifsson, Gaiberg, Germany, Markus Biehler, Landau, Germany, Peter Fitz, Waldsee, Germany, Jens Freund, Heidelberg, Germany, Otfried Von Geisau, Sinsheim, Germany, Stefan Kaetker, Dossenhelm, Germany, Joachim Kenntner, Heidelberg, Germany, Ralf Klein, Wiesloch, Germany, Dieter Krisch, Karlsruhe, Germany, Peter Latocha, Malsch, Germany, Peter J. Neumayer, Edenkoben, Germany, Kai-Michael Roesner, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany, Matthias Tebbe, Walldorf, Germany, Gertrud Beisel, Foster City, Calif., Gerd Moosmann, Pforzheim, Germany, and Christoph Jungkind, Heidelberg, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for implementing a software architecture design for a software application implementing time recording. The application is structured as multiple process components interacting with each other through service interfaces, and multiple service operations, each being implemented for a respective process component. The process components include a Project Processing process component that supports the management of projects, a Time and Labor Management process component that supports the management of employees timekeeping and work planning, an Accounting process component that records relevant business transactions, a payroll processing process component that supports the execution and monitoring of payroll processes, and a Goods and Service Acknowledgement process component that receives a confirmation from an employee of goods received or services rendered." The patent application was filed on Sept. 18, 2008 (12/233,289). 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=8,352,338&OS=8,352,338&RS=8,352,338 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Canon Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Canon, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,351,728) developed by Allison Bajo, Carson, Calif., for a "digital image filter processing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Filter processing is performed on an image, in which a filter kernel having coefficients corresponding to positions of pixels is applied at a target pixel position and to sample pixels positioned in the neighborhood of the target pixel position. A bin is assigned to each unique coefficient of the filter kernel. A mask having respective positions corresponding to the positions of the filter kernel is created. Each respective position of the mask indexes to the bin for the coefficient corresponding to that position. The mask is positioned at the target pixel position, and the respective pixel value of each sample pixel is accumulated in the bin corresponding to the position of the sample pixel in the mask. The accumulated pixel values in each respective bin are multiplied by the coefficient corresponding to the bin. The resultant products are summed to determine a filtered pixel value at the target pixel position." The patent application was filed on March 26, 2010 (12/748,226). 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=8,351,728&OS=8,351,728&RS=8,351,728 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Marvell International Assigned Patent for Multi-stream Demodulation Scheme Using Multiple Detectors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Marvell International, Hamilton, Bermuda, has been assigned a patent (8,351,549) developed by Jiwoong Choi, Sunnyvale, Calif., Jungwon Lee, Cupertino, Calif., and Hui-Ling Lou, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a "multi-stream demodulation scheme using multiple detectors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure provides methods and apparatus for demodulating a signal transmitted via a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) communication channel. In one embodiment, a method of demodulating a signal transmitted via a MIMO communication channel includes receiving a data symbol vector including multiple data symbols that are received at substantially the same time. The received data symbol vector corresponds to a transmitted data symbol vector. The method further includes generating multiple candidate vectors for the transmitted data symbol vector. The multiple candidate vectors are less than all possible vectors for the transmitted data symbol vector. The method further includes selecting one candidate vector from the multiple candidate vectors using a maximum-likelihood (ML) technique." The patent application was filed on Sept. 18, 2009 (12/562,687). 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=8,351,549&OS=8,351,549&RS=8,351,549 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Huawei Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Huawei Technologies, Shenzhen, China, has been assigned a patent (8,352,279) developed by Yang Gao, Mission Viejo, Calif., for an "efficient temporal envelope coding approach by prediction between low band signal and high band signal." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention proposes a more efficient way to quantize temporal envelope shaping of high band signal by benefiting from energy relationship between low band signal and high band signal; if low band signal is well coded or it is coded with time domain codec such as CELP, temporal envelope shaping information of low band signal can be used to predict temporal envelope shaping of high band signal; the temporal envelope shaping prediction can bring significant saving of bits to precisely quantize temporal envelope shaping of high band signal. This prediction approach can be combined with other specific approach to further increase the efficiency and save mores bits." The patent application was filed on Sept. 4, 2009 (12/554,868). 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=8,352,279&OS=8,352,279&RS=8,352,279 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Research In Motion Assigned Patent for Apparatus, and Associated Method, by Which to Store Specific Network Identifiers at a Wireless Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Research In Motion, Waterloo, Canada, has been assigned a patent (8,351,919) developed by Adrian Buckley, Tracy, Calif., and Bokinakere Subbarao Sundresh, Basingstoke, United Kingdom, for an "apparatus, and associated method, by which to store specific network identifiers at a wireless device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus, and an associated method, for facilitating selection of a I-WLAN, or other network, by a wireless device. An electronic storage element is provided. A listing of specific network identifiers is stored at the electronic storage element. And, a listing indicia identifier is also stored at the electronic storage element. The listing indicia identifier is configured to identify formatting of the specific network identifiers. Formatting of the information permits compliance with 3GPP TS 31.102 [13] that requires that at least ten WSID entries to be storable at a WSID list." The patent application was filed on Oct. 23, 2006 (11/551,818). 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=8,351,919&OS=8,351,919&RS=8,351,919 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Marvell International Assigned Patent for Antenna Diversity System and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Marvell International, Hamilton, Bermuda, has been assigned a patent (8,351,888) developed by Milind Kopikare, Cupertino, Calif., Brian Bosso, Santa Clara, Calif., and Partho Mishra, Cupertino, Calif., for an "antenna diversity system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wireless network device including a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) module, an error rate module, and an antenna selection module. The signal-to-noise ratio measures i) a first average SNR while utilizing a first antenna, and ii) a second average sNR while utilizing a second antenna. The error rate module measures i) a first error rate while utilizing the first antenna, and ii) a second error rate while utilizing the second antenna. The antenna selection module selects the first antenna or the second antenna based on i) a first comparison of the first average signal-to-noise ratio to the second average signal-to-noise ratio, and ii) a second comparison of the first error rate to the second error rate. The second comparison is selectively performed depending on the first comparison." The patent application was filed on Sept. 2, 2011 (13/225,078). 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=8,351,888&OS=8,351,888&RS=8,351,888 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Robert Bosch Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Robert Bosch, Stuttgart, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,351,454) developed by Vivek Jain, Mountain View, Calif., and Thomas Alfons Hogenmueller, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a "security system and method for wireless communication within a vehicle." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for providing wireless communications between nodes of a vehicle includes providing a plurality of frequency channels on which the nodes of a first vehicle may wirelessly communicate. Wireless communication with a second vehicle adjacent to the first vehicle includes assigning a first of the frequency channels to the first vehicle for intra-vehicle transmissions within the first vehicle, and a second of the frequency channels to the second vehicle for intra-vehicle transmissions within the second vehicle. The first vehicle is prohibited from using the second frequency channel and the second vehicle is prohibited from using the first frequency ch 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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