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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Jan. 16)

[January 16, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Jan. 16)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,356,012) developed by five co-inventors for a "management of multimedia content." The co-inventors are James Patrick Stapleton, Plano, Texas, James Anthony Gewecke, Dallas, Justin Nicholas Marcucci, Chester, N.J., Lee Culver, Carrollton, Texas, and David James Krantz, Santa Monica, Calif.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are method and apparatus for managing multimedia content. The uniform resource locators of multimedia content accessed via the Internet are saved in collections stored in the database of a multimedia access system, which is shared by multiple users via individual user accounts. Collections may be copied from one user account to another user account, e-mailed, and posted on a website. Collections in the database may be searched by keywords associated with the collections." The patent application was filed on Dec. 12, 2008 (12/333,742). 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=83,56,012.PN.&OS=PN/83,56,012&RS=PN/83,56,012 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Koza Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- John R. Koza, Los Altos Hills, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,000) developed by John R. Koza, Forrest H. Bennett III, Menlo Park, Calif., and Oscar Stiffelman, Seattle, for a "method and apparatus for designing structures." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for the automatic creation of novel designs, specifically electronic circuits, controllers, antennas, and mechanical systems to satisfy prespecified design goals, using search procedures, such as genetic programming, genetic algorithms, simulated annealing and hill climbing is described. Further, the techniques include automatically creates designs which do not posses key characteristics of preexisting technology. The present invention uses a population of entities which may be evolved to generate structures that may potentially satisfy the design goals. The behavior of the structures is evaluated in view of the design goals, and the structures are compared to a preexisting structure. Those structures more closely meeting the design goals and not similar to the preexisting structure are favored further until a structure is generated that either meets the prespecified design goal or some other process completion criteria. In this manner, a novel structure may be obtained." The patent application was filed on April 13, 2000 (09/548,637). 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=83,56,000.PN.&OS=PN/83,56,000&RS=PN/83,56,000 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Panzura Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Panzura, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,016) developed by Randy Yen-Pang Chou, San Jose, Calif., for a "forwarding filesystem-level information to a storage management system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates forwarding filesystem-level information to a storage management system. During operation, a computing device receives a request for a file operation from a client computing device, and issues one or more filesystem operations in response. A filesystem device driver extracts filesystem-level information from these filesystem operations, and then forwards the extracted filesystem-level information to the storage management system." The patent application was filed on Sept. 2, 2011 (13/225,194). 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=83,56,016.PN.&OS=PN/83,56,016&RS=PN/83,56,016 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** EMC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,356,015) developed by Rangarajan Suryanarayanan, Santa Clara, Calif., Yogita Bijani, Santa Clara, Calif., and Pashupati Kumar, San Jose, Calif., for a "file system quiescing driver." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique for quiescing a file system is described. The technique includes holding a change request, flushing the file system, and releasing the change request. Flushing may include sending a flush request, determining whether a cache associated with the file system is flushed, and in the event that the cache is not flushed, resending the flush request and determining whether the cache is flushed." The patent application was filed on June 21, 2004 (10/873,744). 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=83,56,015.PN.&OS=PN/83,56,015&RS=PN/83,56,015 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Xybersecure Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Xybersecure, Miami, has been assigned a patent (8,356,001) developed by Carlos Miguel Collazo, San Mateo, Calif., for "systems and methods for application-level security." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for application-level security is disclosed. Application-level security refers to detecting security threats from functional user behavior. Information about functional user behavior is transformed into a behavior session. The behavior session is transformed into a behavior pattern. The behavior pattern is correlated with evaluation patterns to detect potential security threats. Behavior patterns are collected over time to improve analysis." The patent application was filed on May 19, 2009 (12/468,739). 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=83,56,001.PN.&OS=PN/83,56,001&RS=PN/83,56,001 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,014) developed by Shrikanth Shankar, San Francisco, Ananth Raghavan, San Francisco, and Badhri G. Varanasi, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "referring to partitions with for (values) clause." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for referencing a partition of a data storage space in a request to perform an operation with relation to the partition are disclosed. The techniques disclosed do not rely on knowing the partition's name, thus simplifying the process of requesting a database to perform an operation on a partition when that partition's name is unknown. Data such as a DDL statement is received. The data indicates a value in a FOR clause in lieu of the partition name. The data also indicates an operation to be performed with respect to a particular partition of the partitioned space. The particular partition is not named in the received data. Based on the value, it is determined that the particular partition is a first partition. The operation is performed with respect to the first partition." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2007 (11/764,129). 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=83,56,014.PN.&OS=PN/83,56,014&RS=PN/83,56,014 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Reimer Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- John Reimer, San Jose, has been assigned a patent (8,356,005) developed by John Reimer, for identifying events.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Events may be identified by storing information in response to activating an event stamp function. As a result of activating the event function, the information collected may immediately be compared to event information in a database. Alternatively, the information collected may later be compared to event information in a database. One or more candidates for the event of interest may be automatically or manually retrieved, and the user may decide whether a candidate event of the one or more candidates correspond to the event of interest. Alternatively, a purchase of an item related to the event may be automatically made in response to activating the event stamp." The patent application was filed on July 6, 2010 (12/803,766). 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=83,56,005.PN.&OS=PN/83,56,005&RS=PN/83,56,005 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Oracle America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Oracle America, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,355,999) developed by Kalyanaraman Vaidyanathan, San Diego, Kenny C. Gross, San Diego, and Ramakrishna C. Dhanekula, San Diego, for an "inference of altitude using pairwise comparison of telemetry/temperature signals using regression analysis." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Some embodiments provide a system that analyzes telemetry data from a computer system. During operation, the system obtains the telemetry data as a set of telemetric signals using a set of sensors in the computer system, wherein the set of sensors includes temperature sensors at different locations in a cooling airflow through the computer system. Next, the system calculates a set of pairwise temperature differences from the telemetric signals. The system then infers an altitude of the computer system based on the pairwise temperature differences. Finally, the system uses the inferred altitude to manage the operation of the computer system." The patent application was filed on April 14, 2010 (12/760,144). 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=83,55,999.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,999&RS=PN/83,55,999 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,355,997) developed by Evan R. Kirshenbaum, Mountain View, Calif., George Forman, Port Orchard, Wash., and Shyam Sundar Rajaram, Mountain View, Calif., for a "method and system for developing a classification tool." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a computer implemented method of developing a classifier. The method includes receiving input for a case, the case comprising a plurality of instances and an example, the example comprising a plurality of data fields each corresponding to one of the plurality of instances, wherein the input indicates which, if any, of the instances includes a data field belonging to a target class. The method also includes training the classifier based, at least in part, on the input from the trainer." The patent application was filed on Nov. 13, 2009 (12/618,159). 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=83,55,997.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,997&RS=PN/83,55,997 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** VeriFone Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- VeriFone, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,355,982) developed by five co-inventors for "metrics systems and methods for token transactions." The co-inventors are Patrick Hazel, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Scott Yale, La Mesa, Calif., Clay Von Mueller, San Diego, Paul Elbridge Catinella, San Diego, and Blake Joseph Wood, Carlsbad, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for monitoring token access transactions are provided. In one embodiment, the invention provides receiving transaction records for a plurality of bank card transactions, wherein the transaction records include transaction information and infrastructure information; determining whether a reportable event has occurred based on the transaction information with the transaction records; and providing an alert representing the reportable event." The patent application was filed on Aug. 16, 2007 (11/840,141). 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=83,55,982.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,982&RS=PN/83,55,982 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intertrust Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Intertrust Technologies, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,355,978) developed by Andrew V. Goldberg, Redwood City, Calif., Jason D. Hartline, Seattle, and Andrew K. Wright, Monroe Township, N.J., for "systems and methods for pricing and selling digital goods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are provided for pricing, selling, and/or otherwise distributing electronic content using auction mechanisms. A randomized auction mechanism is used to determine both the number of goods that are sold and the selling price. The auction mechanism automatically adapts to the bid distribution to yield revenue that is competitive with that which could be obtained if the vendor were able to determine the optimal fixed price for the goods. In one embodiment a set of bids is randomly or quasi-randomly partitioned into two or more groups. An optimal threshold is determined for each group, and this threshold is then used to select winning bids from one or more of the other groups. In another embodiment, each bid is compared to a competing bid that is randomly or quasi-randomly selected from the set of bids. If the bid is less than the randomly-selected competing bid, the bid is rejected. Otherwise, the bid is accepted and the bidder buys the auctioned item at the price of the randomly-selected bid." The patent application was filed on Oct. 27, 2005 (11/262,031). 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=83,55,978.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,978&RS=PN/83,55,978 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** PickPoint Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- PickPoint, Pleasanton, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,355,962) developed by seven co-inventors for a "product storage and retrieval system." The co-inventors are Kevin C. Delaney, San Jose, Calif., Robert G. Guillermo, Milpitas, Calif., Kendrick S. Lim, Dublin, Calif., Roy G. Ponferrada, Santa Clara, Calif., William S. Cras, Alamo, Calif., Richard M. Lee, Volcano, Calif., and David A. Victoria, Blackton, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for easily locating goods stored in a storage area including a computer coupled with a radio frequency transmitter or transceivers and goods placed in containers that are coupled to hangers that each has distinct electronic addresses. The hangers each have a hook that allows the hangers to be stored on rails coupled to racks in a storage area. The identifications of the goods and the electronic addresses for the corresponding hangers are associated with each other and stored on a computer database. When a user wants to pick up goods stored in the containers, the user inputs the identification for the goods and the computer will cause the radio frequency transmitter to emit a data packet that includes a search address and illumination data. The hangers each compare the search address to the electronic address and if there is a match, the hanger illuminates the light according to the illumination data. The system notifies the user of the color and flash pattern and the goods can then be easily found by locating the hanger having the corresponding illumination." The patent application was filed on Aug. 21, 2008 (12/196,078). 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=83,55,962.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,962&RS=PN/83,55,962 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intuit Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Intuit, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,355,966) developed by Miriam Nga-Shun Vu, San Francisco, Nedda Cox, Longmont, Colo., and Julie Stanford, Mountain View, Calif., for a "payroll e-file and e-pay assistant." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for using a website, including detecting, using an agent executing on a central processing unit (CPU) and operatively coupled to a financial management application (FMA), a user accessing a webpage of the website by comparing a web address submitted by the user to a pre-determined web address of the webpage, analyzing the webpage based on a pre-determined template to identify a data entry field, identifying, using the agent executing on the CPU, data managed within the FMA for populating the data entry field, wherein the data is identified by comparing the data entry field to a data model of the FMA, retrieving the data managed within the FMA to generate retrieved data, and populating, using the agent executing on the CPU, the data entry field using the retrieved data based on the data model of the FMA." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2010 (12/714,144). 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=83,55,966.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,966&RS=PN/83,55,966 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** ConsumerInfo.com Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- ConsumerInfo.com, Costa Mesa, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,355,967) developed by Tod DeBie, Costa Mesa, Calif., and Michael Burger, Aliso Viejo, Calif., for a "personal finance integration system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An integration device retrieves credit reports, and/or other financial data that is available from one or more credit sources, for consumers and extracts financial account information from the credit reports. The integration device may then format and/or translates the account information into a format that is usable by a particular consumer's personal finance software and communicates the account information to the personal finance software. Accordingly, the personal finance software is provided with information regarding each of a plurality of financial accounts that are associated with the consumer so that the account information may be populated in the personal finance software with minimal effort by the consumer." The patent application was filed on Dec. 13, 2010 (12/966,932). 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=83,55,967.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,967&RS=PN/83,55,967 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Lioness Financial Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Lioness Financial Services, Sacramento, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,355,983) developed by Gina M. Parr, Sacramento, Calif., and Howard L. Parr, Sacramento, Calif., for a "method and system for vehicle finance credit analysis." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Assimilating data and applying reasoning mechanisms for matching a vehicle buyer's credit history, vehicle details, and vehicle deal structure details, to the purchasing guidelines of the most suitable finance sources is described. The system aids the dealership agent in quickly locating the finance sources that best fit the specific criteria of the customer, the vehicle, and the proposed financial structure of the deal. The system also enables the finance sources to increase the quality of the fit of those applications reviewed for potential contract purchase, to see the specific details that are integral in making purchasing decisions in advance of reviewing the entire application, to actively manage the risk level of its auto finance portfolio, and to automate its purchasing decisions. The system allows the vehicle buyer, vehicle dealership, and finance source to match on a near instantaneous basis, thereby reducing the time involved in the vehicle sales process to a fraction of its current burden." The patent application was filed on June 22, 2009 (12/489,293). 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=83,55,983.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,983&RS=PN/83,55,983 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** BOKU Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- BOKU, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,355,987) developed by Ron Hirson, San Francisco, and David Yoo, San Mateo, Calif., for "systems and methods to manage information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are provided to facilitate online transactions via mobile communications. In one aspect, a system includes a data storage facility and an interchange coupled with the data storage facility that stores purchase receipts in association with phone numbers. The interchange includes a common format processor and a plurality of converters to interface with a plurality of different controllers of mobile communications. The converters are configured to communicate with the controllers in different formats and with the common format processor in a common format, to obtain a confirmation of a payment request that identifies a phone number, a merchant and a purchase from the merchant. After a confirmation is received, the interchange is to use funds associated with the phone number to pay the merchant for the purchase and to receive and store a receipt for the purchase from the merchant." The patent application was filed on Nov. 5, 2010 (12/940,965). 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=83,55,987.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,987&RS=PN/83,55,987 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Vesta Medical Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Vesta Medical, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,355,994) developed by five co-inventors for a "sorting system for composite drugs." The co-inventors are Scott R. Mallett, Coto De Caza, Calif., Randall C. Danta, Tustin, Calif., Peter Regla, Placentia, Calif., Alan D. Corey, Newport Beach, Calif., and Alan A. Davidner, Yorba Linda, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for sorting composite waste is provided. In some embodiments, the composite waste comprises two or more drugs, or two or more components. Composite waste is sorted efficiently and effectively using information regarding the different components in said waste, thus enabling proper disposal." The patent application was filed on July 31, 2007 (11/831,833). 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=83,55,994.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,994&RS=PN/83,55,994 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,357) developed by Ian Barile, Mountain View, Calif., and Timothy Wyatt, San Francisco, for "detecting tainted documents by tracking transformed confidential data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Tainted files suspected to contain confidential data that are inaccessible to Data Loss Prevention (DLP) applications are detected and tracked on computers. An access detection module detects that an application has accessed a file that contains confidential information. A transformation detection module that the application wrote a transformed file that contains content inaccessible to the DLP application, where the transformed file is suspected to contain at least a portion of the confidential information. A signature module generates a signature for the transformed file containing the inaccessible content. The signature is stored in a signature database containing a plurality of signatures of transformed files. A comparison module compares the signature generated to files transmitted via a network, wherein the transmitted files contain content inaccessible to the DLP application. A transformed file detection module detects that matched file is the transformed file in response to a comparison indicating that the signature matches a file transmitted via the network." The patent application was filed on July 30, 2009 (12/512,911). 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=8,356,357&OS=8,356,357&RS=8,356,357 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nvidia Assigned Patent for Prefetch Mechanism for Bus Master Memory Access ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Nvidia, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,143) developed by Ravi P. Bulusu, Andhra Pradesh, India, and Subir K. Ghosh, San Jose, Calif., for a "prefetch mechanism for bus master memory access." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for optimizing memory bus bandwidth, is achieved by utilization of the memory bus, either by utilizing the idle time of the memory bus, or by prioritizing prefetch requests to exploit the bank structure of the external memory. When a bus master of the memory bus makes a request to access a particular line in a memory device, the memory controller generates a request for accessing a line next to the current line that is requested by the bus master. Data corresponding to the next line is retrieved from the memory device and stored in the memory-controller when the memory bus is idle. The stored data may be served to a bus master upon request for the data. However, the memory bus is not engaged when the data stored in the memory controller is served. Therefore idle time of the memory bus is utilized." The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2004 (10/971,608). 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=8,356,143&OS=8,356,143&RS=8,356,143 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,356,141) developed by Prashanth Madisetti, San Jose, Calif., Dan Truong, Cupertino, Calif., and Srisailendra Yallapragada, Sunnyvale, Calif., for "identifying replacement memory pages from three page record lists." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A replacement memory page is identified by accessing a first list of page records, and if the first list is not empty, identifying a replacement page from a next page record indicator of the first list. A second list of page records is accessed if the first list is empty, and if the second list is not empty, the replacement page is identified from a next page record indicator of the second list. A third list of page records is accessed if the first and second lists are empty, and the replacement page is identified from a next page record indicator of the third list." The patent application was filed on June 28, 2010 (12/825,163). 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=8,356,141&OS=8,356,141&RS=8,356,141 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Red Hat Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Red Hat, Raleigh, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,356,342) developed by Steven William Parkinson, Mountain View, Calif., and Nang Kon Kwan, Mountain View, Calif., for a "method and system for issuing a kill sequence for a token." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An embodiment relates generally to a method of managing a token. The method includes marking a token to be killed and detecting a presence of the token. The method also includes disabling the token in response to the marking of the token." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2006 (11/469,482). 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=8,356,342&OS=8,356,342&RS=8,356,342 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Chelsio Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Chelsio Communications, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,112) developed by four co-inventors for an "intelligent network adaptor with end-to-end flow control." The co-inventors are Dimitrios Michailidis, Sunnyvale, Calif., Wael Noureddine, Mountain View, Calif., Felix A. Marti, San Francisco, and Asgeir Thor Eiriksson, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A host is coupled to a network via an intelligent network adaptor. The host is executing an application configured to receive application data from a peer via the network and the intelligent network adaptor using a stateful connection according to a connection-oriented protocol. The intelligent network adaptor performs protocol processing of the connection. Application data is copied from host memory not configured for access by the application (possibly OS-associated host memory) to host memory associated with the application (application-associated host memory). The application data is received from the peer by the intelligent network adaptor and copied to host memory not configured for access by the application. The operating system selectively provides, to the intelligent network adaptor, information of the memory associated with the application. At least one portion of the application data for the connection is provided directly from the intelligent network adaptor to the memory associated with the application." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2011 (13/249,077). 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=8,356,112&OS=8,356,112&RS=8,356,112 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** MarbleCloud Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- MarbleCloud, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,105) developed by David Jevans, Menlo Park, Calif., and Gil Spencer, Los Gatos, Calif., for an "enterprise device policy management." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for managing policies of portable data storage devices in conjunction with a third-party service are disclosed. One or more candidates of a plurality of members in an enterprise may be identifying via the third-party service. Each of the plurality of members may be associated with a respective portable data storage device. An indication provided by the third-party service of one or more candidate devices may be obtained. The one or more candidate devices may each be a portable data storage device associated with a respective candidate. Policies of the one or more candidate devices may be modified." The patent application was filed on May 2, 2009 (12/434,630). 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=8,356,105&OS=8,356,105&RS=8,356,105 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Tierravision Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Tierravision, La Jolla, Calif., has been assigned a patent (RE43,923) developed by Alfred M. Wallner, San Diego, for a "method for organizing and compressing spatial data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for organizing and compressing spatial data to enable fast, incremental downloads of spatial data over a network. The method comprises multiple steps for segmenting and reducing spatial data, and introduces a location-relevant naming system for storing and accessing the data. Applications installed on remote devices are able to efficiently compute data file names based solely on location information, download the data over a network and cache the data on the device." The patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2010 (12/856,512). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=RE43,923&OS=RE43,923&RS=RE43,923 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Weeks Roses Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Weeks Roses, Pomona, Calif., has been assigned a patent (PP23,324) developed by Christian Bedard, Brea, Calif., for a "miniature rose plant named 'WEKcofbunk'." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A new variety of Miniature rose suitable for garden decoration, having flowers of twinkling brilliant orange coloration." The patent application was filed on Nov. 7, 2011 (13/373,164). 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=PP23,324&OS=PP23,324&RS=PP23,324 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,356,145) developed by Ajay A. Ingle, Austin, Texas, Jen Tsung Lin, San Diego, and Rahul R. Toley, Austin, Texas, for a "multi-stage multiplexing operation including combined selection and data alignment or data replication." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multi-stage multiplexing operation that includes combined selection and data alignment or data replication is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a method includes performing a first stage of a multi-stage multiplexing operation. During the first stage, a first data source is selected from a first plurality of data sources. At least one of a first data alignment operation and a first data replication operation is also performed on first data from the selected first data source during the first stage." The patent application was filed on Jan. 15, 2010 (12/688,091). 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=8,356,145&OS=8,356,145&RS=8,356,145 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Nvidia Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Nvidia, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,142) developed by Radoslav Danilak, Santa Clara, Calif., for a "memory controller for non-sequentially prefetching data for a processor of a computer system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A memory controller for non-sequentially prefetching data for a processor of a computer system. The memory controller performs a method including the step of storing a plurality of address pairs in a table data structure, wherein the address pairs include a first address and a second address. The first address and the second address are non-sequential as fetched by a processor of a computer system. The address pairs are prioritized in accordance with a frequency of use for each of the address pairs. A system memory of the computer system is accessed and a plurality of cache lines corresponding to the address pairs are stored in a prefetch cache. Upon a cache hit during a subsequent access by the processor, data is transferred from the cache lines stored in the prefetch cache to the processor." The patent application was filed on Nov. 12, 2003 (10/712,520). 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=8,356,142&OS=8,356,142&RS=8,356,142 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Apple Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,137) developed by five co-inventors for a "data storage scheme for non-volatile memories based on data priority." The co-inventors are Daniel J. Post, Campbell, Calif., Matthew Byom, Campbell, Calif., Vadim Khmelnitsky, Foster City, Calif., Nir J. Wakrat, Los Altos, Calif., and Kenneth Herman, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are disclosed for partitioning data for storage in a non-volatile memory ("NVM"), such as flash memory. In some embodiments, a priority may be assigned to data being stored, and the data may be logically partitioned based on the priority. For example, a file system may identify a logical address within a first predetermined range for higher priority data and within a second predetermined range for lower priority data, such using a union file system. Using the logical address, a NVM driver can determine the priority of data being stored and can process (e.g., encode) the data based on the priority. The NVM driver can store an identifier in the NVM along with the data, and the identifier can indicate the processing techniques used on the associated data." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2010 (12/713,529). 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=8,356,137&OS=8,356,137&RS=8,356,137 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Bozak Investments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Bozak Investments, Las Vegas, has been assigned a patent (RE43,936) developed by Shawn Ray Isaacson, Roy, Utah, Robert L. Short, Grants Pass, Ore., and Eric Ryon Heiser, San Diego, for a "method and system for providing secure digital music duplication." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method are provided wherein digital data representing content and associated license rights may copied to a storage medium, such as a removable storage medium, whereby the serial number of the copied-to storage medium is integrated into the licensing scheme utilized to secure the digital content. As a result, the digital content is pre-authenticated and bound to the copied-to storage medium, obviating the need to access a network or other location for access to the protected content." The patent application was filed on July 18, 2007 (11/879,724). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=RE43,936&OS=RE43,936&RS=RE43,936 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xilinx Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Xilinx, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,138) developed by Chidamber R. Kulkarni, Santa Clara, Calif., and Arifur Rahman, San Jose, Calif., for "methods for implementing programmable memory controller for distributed DRAM system-in-package (SiP)." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multi-port memory controller (MPMC) can be parameterized to selectively connect to different memory configurations. In particular, a programmable device that is combined with a DRAM in a die-stacked distributed memory in a single chip is provided with the programmable device forming the MPMC. The programmable device is parameterized to form a memory controller that can either aggregate or segment memory controller components to control different DRAM memory banks either together or separately. The aggregation or segmentation of the memory devices can be configured dynamically during operation of the programmable device." The patent application was filed on Aug. 20, 2007 (11/894,346). 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=8,356,138&OS=8,356,138&RS=8,356,138 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for Security Scanner for User-generated Web Content ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,352) developed by Abubakar Wawda, Los Angeles, Gerry A. Egan, Santa Monica, Calif., and Adam Bromwich, Santa Monica, Calif., for a "security scanner for user-generated web content." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "User-generated web content is received prior to posting by a client system, such as a web content hosting system. The user-generated web content is executed in a virtual environment and monitored for malicious behavior. Execution of the web content in the virtual environment forces code in the web content to run such that the actions the code takes, especially malicious behavior, are not obfuscated. If malicious behavior is detected, the user-generated web content is blocked from posting to the web content hosting system. Alternatively, when malicious behavior is not detected, the user-generated web content is permitted to be posted to the web content hosting system." The patent application was filed on June 16, 2008 (12/140,137). 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=8,356,352&OS=8,356,352&RS=8,356,352 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** LSI Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- LSI, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,148) developed by five co-inventors for a "snapshot metadata management in a storage system." The co-inventors are Vladimir Popovski, Irvine, Calif., Nelson Nahum, Tustin, Calif., Alexander Lyakas, Haifa, Israel, Ishai Nadler, Kfar Saba, Israel, and Moshe Melnikov, Israel.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for improving performance in a storage system utilizing snapshots are disclosed by using metadata management of snapshot data. Specifically, various metadata structures associated with snapshots are utilized to reduce the number of IO operations required to locate data within any specific snapshot. The number of IO operations are reduced by allowing the various metadata structures associated with the temporally current snapshot to locate data directly within any temporally earlier snapshot or on the original root volume." The patent application was filed on Sept. 22, 2009 (12/564,291). 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=8,356,148&OS=8,356,148&RS=8,356,148 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,113) developed by Karl S. Jonsson, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., and Stefan H. Andersen, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., for an UPnP AV demux.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a container containing media content such as a video file, one or more resources created from the media content such as audio and video components of the video file, and a content directory server (CDS) of an UPnP network to present the one or more resources to sink devices and to de-multiplex the audio component from the video file on demand and on the fly when the resources match a specified device description from a sink device." The patent application was filed on March 25, 2009 (12/411,217). 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=8,356,113&OS=8,356,113&RS=8,356,113 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** National Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- National Semiconductor, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (RE43,922) developed by Elroy Lucero, San Jose, Calif., for "balanced cells with fabrication mismatches that produce a unique number generator." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A static random access memory (SRAM) is laid out to be balanced so that, when power is applied to the SRAM, the cells of the SRAM have no preferred logic state, In addition, the SRAM is fabricated in a process the emphasizes mismatches so that each individual cell assumes a non-random logic state when power is applied." The patent application was filed on Jan. 18, 2011 (13/008,770). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=RE43,922&OS=RE43,922&RS=RE43,922 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Conexant Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Conexant Systems, Newport Beach, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,334) developed by James Ching-Shau Yik, Mission Viejo, Calif., and Eric Lin, Hacienda Heights, Calif., for "data network node having enhanced security features." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus and methods for securely forwarding data packets at a data switching node in a data transport network is provided. The data switching node maintains a switching database of switching entries. Each switching entry has a modification protection feature preventing its modification when activated. Dynamic topology discovery of data network nodes can be disabled via topology discovery control flags associated with individual physical communications ports of the data switching node. Unknown destination flood data traffic is not replicated to physical communications ports having topology discovery disabled or specifying the suppression of replication of such unknown destination data traffic thereto. The advantages are derived from a data switching node being enabled to operate concurrently in friendly and hostile environments while detecting, preventing and reporting incidences of hostile MAC ADDR attacks." The patent application was filed on May 25, 2001 (09/866,259). 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=8,356,334&OS=8,356,334&RS=8,356,334 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Rambus Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Rambus, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,127) developed by Craig E. Hampel, Los Altos, Calif., for a "memory interface with workload adaptive encode/decode." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication interface (e.g., a memory interface) includes a data processing channel adapted to be coupled to a data source and having multiple data processing stages. A bypass network or pipeline is coupled to the data processing channel and configurable to bypass at least one stage in the data processing channel. A controller is coupled to the bypass network for configuring the bypass network to bypass at least one stage of the data processing channel based on performance criteria. In some embodiments or modes of operation, the bypass network is configured to bypass at least one stage of the data processing channel to reduce idle latency after an idle period. In an alternative embodiment or mode of operation, the bypass channel is configured to include at least one stage of the data processing channel to increase data throughput." The patent application was filed on Dec. 9, 2004 (11/010,068). 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=8,356,127&OS=8,356,127&RS=8,356,127 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Energy Absorption Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Energy Absorption Systems, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (RE43,927) developed by Michael J. Buehler, Roseville, Calif., for a vehicle impact attenuator.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A vehicle impact attenuator includes a rail and at least one guide member moveable along the rail. At least a portion of the guide member is rotatable relative to the rail about a vertical axis by at least .+-.10.degree. without binding the guide member against the rail. At least one energy absorbing element is located adjacent said guide member. A method of attenuating the impact of a vehicle is also provided." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2004 (10/931,242). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=RE43,927&OS=RE43,927&RS=RE43,927 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Tajitshu Transfer Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Tajitshu Transfer, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,356,078) developed by Gene Fein, Malibu, Calif., and Edward Merritt, Lenox, Mass., for a "multi-homed data forwarding storage." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for multi-homed data forwarding storage. A method includes, in a computer system having multiple non-loopback network addresses, receiving a request to store data, directing the data to a memory location associated with a first non-loopback network address available to receive the data, continuously forwarding the data from the memory location associated with the first non-loopback network address to a memory location associated with another non-loopback network address in the computer system without storing on any physical storage device in the computer system. The continuously forwarding can include detecting a presence of the data in a memory location associated with a specific non-loopback network address, and forwarding the data to another memory location of another non-loopback network address in the computer without storing on any physical storage device." The patent application was filed on July 9, 2009 (13/057,072). 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=8,356,078&OS=8,356,078&RS=8,356,078 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Spansion Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Spansion, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,361) developed by six co-inventors for a "secure co-processing memory controller integrated into an embedded memory subsystem." The co-inventors are Jeremy Isaac Nathaniel Werner, San Jose, Calif., Venkat Natarajan, Cupertino, Calif., Willy Obereiner, San Jose, Calif., Joe Yuen Tom, Foster City, Calif., George Minassian, Cupertino, Calif., and Russell Barck, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An architecture is presented that facilitates integrated security capabilities. A memory module is provided that comprises non-volatile memory that stores security software and a security processor that accesses the security software from the nonvolatile memory and performs security functions based on the security software stored. Further, a host processor located outside of the memory module arbitrates with the security processor for access to the non-volatile memory. The memory module in communication with the host processor establishes a heightened level of security that can be utilized in authentication services and secure channel communications." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2006 (11/614,309). 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=8,356,361&OS=8,356,361&RS=8,356,361 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent for Implementing Network Personal Video Recorder for Digital Video Settop Boxes ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,324) developed by Yasantha Nirmal Rajakarunanayake, San Ramon, Calif., for an "implementing network personal video recorder for digital video settop boxes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A video program is streamed in a normal mode to a digital media rendering system on a first connection to the rendering system. Then, while streaming the video program over the first connection, a control signal is received from the rendering system over a second connection with the rendering system. In response to receipt of the control signal, the normal mode of streaming the video program is switched to a trick mode of streaming the video program over the first connection. This is done without closing the first connection. In response to receipt of the control signal, a resynchronization signal is sent to the rendering system over the first connection. The resynchronization signal causes the rendering system to resynchronize the processing of video program data packets after the trick mode of streaming has begun." The patent application was filed on Sept. 21, 2007 (11/859,571). 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=8,356,324&OS=8,356,324&RS=8,356,324 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Instrument Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- General Instrument, Horsham, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,356,314) developed by Eric J. Sprunk, Carlsbad, Calif., for an "object and resource security system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for securing a plaintext object within a content receiver is described. In one step, a secure portion of a secure object and a plaintext remainder of the secure object are received. Which portion of the secure object is the secure portion is determined. The secure portion is decrypted to provide a plaintext portion. The plaintext object that comprises the plaintext portion and the plaintext remainder is formed. The plaintext object is stored including authentication and authorization." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2005 (11/250,352). 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=8,356,314&OS=8,356,314&RS=8,356,314 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Electronic Permission Slips for Controlling Access to Multimedia Content ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,356,337) developed by four co-inventors for an "electronic permission slips for controlling access to multimedia content." The co-inventors are Charles Varnon Scott, Austin, Texas, James Leonard Cansler, Cedar Park, Texas, Ankur Mukerji, Auburn, Calif., and Scott Anthony White, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An administrator controls viewer access to restricted multimedia programs using electronic permission slips. In response to a viewer's request to view a restricted multimedia program, the viewer may initiate the generation of an electronic permission slip that is sent to an electronic device associated with the administrator. The electronic permission slip may include text-based information, graphical information, audio information, and the like. The electronic permission slip may enable input of permission data regarding whether the viewer is allowed to receive the blocked program. In response to the administrator granting permission, a service provider network allows the viewer to access the restricted multimedia program." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2008 (12/037,787). 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=8,356,337&OS=8,356,337&RS=8,356,337 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Citrix Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Citrix Systems, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,356,101) developed by Arkesh Kumar, Santa Clara, Calif., James Harris, San Jose, Calif., and Ajay Soni, San Jose, Calif., for "systems and methods for managing a plurality of user sessions in a virtual private network environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for establishing an SSL/VPN session on behalf of a user of a client where the user has a previously existing session are described. Methods include receiving, by an appliance, a request from a first client operated by a user to establish a virtual private network session; creating, by the appliance, a temporary virtual private network session with the client; identifying, by the appliance, an existing virtual private network session previously established on behalf of the user; terminating the previous session; and creating a new virtual private network session with the client using the temporary session. Other methods may further include transmitting a request to a user corresponding to whether to terminate one or more previous sessions, and transferring session data from a previously existing session to a current session. Corresponding systems are also described." The patent application was filed on Jan. 31, 2012 (13/362,346). 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=8,356,101&OS=8,356,101&RS=8,356,101 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,100) developed by Wenbo Zhu, Los Altos, Calif., and Kevin Yu, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "full-duplex bi-directional communication over a remote procedure call based communications protocol, and applications thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for reducing the cost but increasing the performance caused in streaming data between a client and a server are described herein. Embodiments of the present invention relate to reducing the cost but increasing the performance by the traditional data streaming where two TCP connections, one for each direction of traffic is used. Further embodiments allow a server in communication with one or more clients using a RPC based communication protocol to bi-directional stream not on two TCP connections but a single TCP connection. In one embodiment, this is achieved, by transmitting from the client to the server an initial handshake. If the server receives the handshake, then the client streams a request stream to the server and the server streams a response stream to the client simultaneously over the same single TCP connection establishing full-duplex streaming." The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2011 (13/245,104). 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=8,356,100&OS=8,356,100&RS=8,356,100 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,079) developed by four co-inventors for a "schema annotations for cache management." The co-inventors are Julie Basu, San Mateo, Calif., Nilesh P. Junnarkar, Fremont, Calif., Olga A. Peschansky, Castro Valley, Calif., and Kevin Dirk Munroe, Burlingame, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The challenge of communicating document caching policies from document servers to client processes in the most generally applicable manner is solved by enabling the application of caching policies to classes of documents, rather than single instances of documents. Caching policies are applied to a given class of documents by specifying caching policies in metadata that describes the structure of the class of documents that conform to the metadata. In the context of XML data documents and document fragments, an XML schema can be annotated to include a representation of a caching policy, thereby specifying the caching policy for XML data documents and fragments that conform to the corresponding XML schema." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2006 (11/341,133). 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=8,356,079&OS=8,356,079&RS=8,356,079 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** CSR Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- CSR Technology, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,319) developed by Gustavo A. Fernandez, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Xixin Qian, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a "screen saver trigger using partial still picture detection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of determining when to activate a screen saver for a display device comprises selecting as a sample set a sparse subset of pixels which collectively form a display frame. An evaluation is performed of only the pixels in the sample set, to determine over a plurality of display frames whether pixels within the sample set have undergone a sufficient amount of change so that burn-in is unlikely. A determination is then made of whether to activate the screen saver based on a result of the evaluation." The patent application was filed on Jan. 11, 2008 (12/013,407). 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=8,356,319&OS=8,356,319&RS=8,356,319 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrah 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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