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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Feb. 20)

[February 20, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Feb. 20)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Texas.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Automating Form Transcription ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,690) developed by Jeffrey Kenneth Wilson, Austin, Texas, and Indran Naick, Cedar Park, Texas, for automating form transcription.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, computer program and method for automating form transcription. Data and meta data may be retrieved from a selected input form, e.g., W2 form. Data may refer to information, e.g., gross income, contained in a field in the input form. Meta data may refer to information, e.g., identifying fields in the input form, that describes or characterizes the data. The retrieved data and meta data may be correlated and stored in a database. Correlating may refer to identifying particular information in particular fields in the input form. The stored correlated data and meta for a selected input form may be mapped to a selected target form, e.g., 1040 form. Mapping may include mapping the data and meta data associated with particular fields in the input form to corresponding fields in the target form." The patent application was filed on Aug. 28, 2003 (10/650,904). 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=83,80,690.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,690&RS=PN/83,80,690 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Algebraix Data Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Algebraix Data, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,695) developed by Christopher M. Piedmonte, Liberty Hill, Texas, for "systems and methods for data storage and retrieval using algebraic relations composed from query language statements." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for storing and accessing data. A query language statement may reference a plurality of data sets and a plurality of algebraic relations between the data sets may be composed from the query language statement. The algebraic relations may be used to define new data sets and to optimize access to data sets. A store of algebraic relations may be accumulated over time. Alternative collections of algebraic relations may be generated and evaluated to determine an optimized collection of algebraic relations to use in calculating and providing a requested data set. The optimization may be performed using the algebraic relations rather than retrieving underlying data sets from storage. As a result, optimization may be performed at processor speeds to minimize the amount of time required for data to be retrieved from slower storage." The patent application was filed on Aug. 19, 2011 (13/214,014). 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=83,80,695.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,695&RS=PN/83,80,695 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,380,699) developed by Awny K. Al-Omari, Cedar Park, Texas, Hansjorg Zeller, Los Altos, Calif., and Tom C. Reyes, Austin, Texas, for a "system and method for optimizing queries." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There is provided a computer-implemented method of optimizing a query. An exemplary method comprises determining a maximum cardinality for an operator. The query may comprise the operator. The exemplary method also comprises determining a plurality of potential implementations for the operator. The exemplary method additionally comprises generating a query plan for the query based on the maximum cardinality and the potential implementations." The patent application was filed on Sept. 4, 2009 (12/554,254). 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=83,80,699.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,699&RS=PN/83,80,699 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** United Services Automobile Association Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- United Services Automobile Association, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,380,638) developed by Christopher John Watkins, San Antonio, for "systems and methods for providing a real estate and rental marketplace." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An environment provided by a financial entity in which buyers and sellers may be brought together to initiate and complete a transaction for the purchase of a property for sale or rental. The environment enables sellers to list items together with relevant information that buyers may need to understand the item. Buyers may apply for financing, insurance or other related services to receive approval to purchase properties. A mechanism by which the seller and buyer may communicate enables a negotiation process, scheduling and other processes associated with the sale or rental. After an agreement is reached between the buyer and seller, components associated with the environment, such property and casualty and banking may complete the necessary paperwork, etc. to close the deal." The patent application was filed on June 27, 2011 (13/169,437). 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=83,80,638.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,638&RS=PN/83,80,638 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** United Services Automobile Association Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- United Services Automobile Association, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,380,618) developed by Joseph Alfred Kazenas, Boerne, Texas, and Teddy Joseph Edmund Voutour, Helotes, Texas, for "systems and methods for issuing credit for unused interest free grace periods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for issuing credit for unused interest free grace periods may comprise at least one subsystem that electronically calculates a number of unused interest free grace period days, and at least one subsystem that electronically calculates an amount of an award to a borrower based on the calculated number of unused grace period days and a statement balance paid by the borrower." The patent application was filed on Feb. 2, 2009 (12/364,153). 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=83,80,618.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,618&RS=PN/83,80,618 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** BMC Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- BMC Software, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,380,645) developed by Vincent Kowalski, Houston, for a "method and system to enable inferencing for natural language queries of configuration management databases." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are embodiments of systems and methods to derive a semantic network from a CMDB relationship graph which can then be queried in a natural way from a linguistic standpoint (i.e., using natural language queries). Because disclosed embodiments combine natural language queries with an inferencing engine the disclosed systems and methods automatically "connect the dots" between disparate pieces of information and can allow for a richer user experience. In general, CMDB graph relationships can be converted into semantic networks. Once a semantic network is created, queries can be phrased to leverage the inferential relationships between objects in the semantic network." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2010 (12/788,476). 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=83,80,645.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,645&RS=PN/83,80,645 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Morphism Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Morphism, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,654) developed by James H. Stephens Jr., Austin, Texas, for a "general market prediction using position specification language." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods evaluating propositions about timeseries are provided. A service accepts a proposition about one or more timeseries, and the service monitors those timeseries. A proposition can reference multiple timeseries with different time intervals and different units. When new data is available, the service evaluates the proposition to determine if the proposition is true, false, or neither. The service automatically performs unit conversions and selects relevant, previously observed values before evaluating a proposition when new data is available." The patent application was filed on Dec. 6, 2010 (12/961,233). 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=83,80,654.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,654&RS=PN/83,80,654 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Smith Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Emmitt J. Smith III, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,636) developed by Emmitt J. Smith III, for a "personal interface device and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A personal device is provided. The personal device includes an identification verification system that receives first identification data from a physical identification device, such as by inserting a driver's license into a card reader that is adapted to receive a driver's license. Second identification data such as a PIN number is also received. Payment authorization data or other suitable data is generated if the driver's license corresponds to the PIN. A payment selection system or other suitable system receives the payment authorization data and displays one or more payment accounts for selection by a user. Where a payment selection system is used, the payment selection system transmits payment account data to a point-of-sale system." The patent application was filed on June 22, 2011 (13/166,584). 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=83,80,636.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,636&RS=PN/83,80,636 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,586) developed by Michael A. Paolini, Austin, Texas, for a "consumer representation rendering with selected merchandise." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "At least one computing system, in a network or stand-alone environment, accesses a consumer representation, wherein the consumer representation comprises a three dimensional model rendered to depict a consumer appearance and movement in each frame of a captured video stream and specified by a selection of sizing measurements detected from a scan of a consumer body shape. The computing system selects at least one merchandise item from among multiple merchandise items each with separate merchandise characteristics. In particular, the computing system selects the merchandise item of a size selected to fit the selection of sizing measurements for the consumer. The computing system renders the merchandise item on each rendered frame of the three dimensional model according to the merchandise characteristics as applied to the sizing measurements, wherein a display of the rendered three dimensional model shows a realistic image of the consumer appearance and movement as captured in the video stream rendering the consumer wearing the selected merchandise item." The patent application was filed on Dec. 9, 2008 (12/331,078). 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=8,380,586&OS=8,380,586&RS=8,380,586 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Bank of America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Bank of America, Charlotte, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,380,596) developed by nine co-inventors for a flat fee mortgage. The co-inventors are Charlotte F. Baker, Lexington, S.C., Gregory Carl Ogden, Charlotte, N.C., Michael J. Kelly, Minneapolis, Nicholas Koutouras, Studio City, Calif., Courtnie R. Kingsley, Augusta, Kan., Dwight Guerry Wimberly, Athens, Ga., Andrew H. Burk, Penryn, Calif., Loren B. Carpenter, Grapevine, Texas, and Shanna L. Austin, Chester, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described herein are various apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for providing a mortgage environment that determines a flat fee for a mortgage that includes all lender and third-party fees associated with the mortgage. By providing a mortgage with a flat fee, the process of a borrower obtaining a mortgage from a lender can be easier because the borrower's worries about multiple fees, charges, and other costs can be combined into a single, flat fee. Some embodiments of the invention determine the flat fee based at least partially on analysis of various loan characteristics." The patent application was filed on April 5, 2010 (12/754,554). 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=8,380,596&OS=8,380,596&RS=8,380,596 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Newgistics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Newgistics, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,584) developed by Philip S. Siegel, Austin, Texas, for an "on-line rules-based return processing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for providing return labels for remotely purchased merchandise. The system and method include the use of a web access tool (such as a web browser) and a web server to receive, from a customer associated with the web access tool, a request to initiate returns processing. The request is then correlated with return rules of a merchant, and the return is processed according to one or more of the return rules. The return rules can determine various return processes, such as validation of the return, notification to the merchant, crediting of the customer's account, and/or disposition of the returned item." The patent application was filed on Jan. 2, 2004 (10/750,935). 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=8,380,584&OS=8,380,584&RS=8,380,584 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** United Services Automobile Association Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- United Services Automobile Association, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,380,591) developed by Joseph Alfred Kazenas, Boerne, Texas, and Teddy Joseph Edmond Voutour, Helotes, Texas, for a "system and method for providing warning and protection for bill payments." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for providing protection to an individual or party from penalties associated with late or missed payments of bills, invoices and other charges are described. The methods and systems can warn a user of possible penalties and take correction action to avoid incurring the penalty. In an example, a computerized method, and system for performing the method can include receiving data about a plurality of payments to be paid by at least one party, the data includes at least one penalty associated with at least one of the payments, ranking the payments based at least partially upon the penalty and determining an order for the payments to be paid. In an example, a computerized method, and system for performing the method can include receiving data about a plurality of bills for at least one user, determining at least one action to prevent incurring a penalty for at least one of the bills and allowing the user to select the action. In an example, a computerized method, and system for performing the method can include receiving data for a plurality of bills for at least one user, determining if at least one penalty event can occur and communicating the penalty event to the user." The patent application was filed on July 10, 2009 (12/500,653). 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=8,380,591&OS=8,380,591&RS=8,380,591 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,918) developed by Richard Soja, Austin, Texas, James B. Eifert, Austin, Texas, and Timothy J. Strauss, Austin, Texas, for a "non-volatile storage alteration tracking." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for tracking alteration of a non-volatile storage includes receiving a request to modify a tracked region of the non-volatile storage. In response to the request, it is determined whether or not a modification of data stored in a non-erasable one-time programmable (NEOTP) alteration log region has occurred. In response to determining that the modification of the data stored in the NEOTP alteration log region has occurred, the tracked region of non-volatile storage is modified in response to the request. In response to determining that the modification of the data stored in the NEOTP alteration log region has not occurred, the request to modify the tracked region of the non-volatile memory is denied." The patent application was filed on Jan. 7, 2010 (12/683,549). 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=8,380,918&OS=8,380,918&RS=8,380,918 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Resource Sharing Expansion Card ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,883) developed by Manish Ahuja, Pflugerville, Texas, Joel H. Schopp, Austin, Texas, and Michael T. Strosaker, Austin, Texas, for a "resource sharing expansion card." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An expansion card is provided that allows resources allocated to the expansion card to be shared with a different card. The expansion card comprises a coupling device that couples the expansion card to a data processing system. The expansion card also includes an identifier data structure that when queried by the data processing system, identifies the expansion card as a resource sharing expansion card. The data processing system reallocates one or more resources allocated to the expansion card to a different card coupled to the data processing system." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2012 (13/537,793). 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=8,380,883&OS=8,380,883&RS=8,380,883 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Clearing SCSI Reservations for Non-detectable Initiators for Extended Duration ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,852) developed by five co-inventors for "clearing SCSI reservations for non-detectable initiators for extended duration." The co-inventors are James P. Allen, Austin, Texas, Kiran Kumar Anumalasetty, Bangalore, India, Sudhir Maddali, Bangalore, India, Sanket Rathi, Hyderabad, India, and Manish Sharma, Rajasthan, India.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for managing storage system resources in a storage area network (SAN). A target data storage server registers itself within a storage area network (SAN) fabric to receive a Registered State Change Notification (RSCN) should a SCSI initiator become inactive. A SCSI initiator then requests reservation of a target LUN. In response, the target data server reserves the LUN for use by the SCSI initiator. If a RSCN is received by the target data storage server, then a GID_PN server request, which comprises the unique identifier of SCSI initiator, is generated after a predetermined time interval and a SAN fabric name server. If the name server's response to the GID_PN server request is positive, then the SCSI initiator was detected as being active and the target data storage server keeps the reservation for the LUN active for the SCSI initiator. Otherwise, the reservation for the LUN is released for use by other SCSI initiators." The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2009 (12/646,058). 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=8,380,852&OS=8,380,852&RS=8,380,852 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Clearing SCSI Reservations for Non-detectable Initiators for Extended Duration ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,839) developed by five co-inventors for "clearing SCSI reservations for non-detectable initiators for extended duration." The co-inventors are James P. Allen, Austin, Texas, Kiran Kumar Anumalasetty, Bangalore, India, Sudhir Maddali, Bangalore, India, Sanket Rathi, Hyderabad, India, and Manish Sharma, Rajasthan, India.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for managing storage system resources in a storage area network (SAN). A target data storage server registers itself within a storage area network (SAN) fabric to receive a Registered State Change Notification (RSCN) should a SCSI initiator become inactive. A SCSI initiator then requests reservation of a target LUN. In response, the target data server reserves the LUN for use by the SCSI initiator. If a RSCN is received by the target data storage server, then a GID_PN server request, which comprises the unique identifier of SCSI initiator, is generated after a predetermined time interval and a SAN fabric name server. If the name server's response to the GID_PN server request is positive, then the SCSI initiator was detected as being active and the target data storage server keeps the reservation for the LUN active for the SCSI initiator. Otherwise, the reservation for the LUN is released for use by other SCSI initiators." The patent application was filed on March 22, 2012 (13/427,016). 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=8,380,839&OS=8,380,839&RS=8,380,839 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Damaka Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Damaka, Richardson, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,859) developed by Sivakumar Chaturvedi, Allen, Texas, and Satish Gundabathula, Irving, Texas, for a "system and method for endpoint handoff in a hybrid peer-to-peer networking environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for endpoint handoff in a hybrid peer-to-peer networking environment are provided. In one example, the method includes logging into the peer-to-peer network by a first endpoint. The first endpoint directly notifies a second endpoint that the second endpoint is to transfer an active communication session existing between the second endpoint and a third endpoint from the second endpoint to the first endpoint. The first endpoint receives session parameters associated with the active communication session directly from the second endpoint and directly notifies the third endpoint that the first endpoint is online. The first endpoint then re-establishes the active communication session with the third endpoint using the session parameters." The patent application was filed on Nov. 26, 2008 (12/745,492). 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=8,380,859&OS=8,380,859&RS=8,380,859 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Source Identification for Multipart Content Validation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,812) developed by Michael Anthony Strack, Austin, Texas, Allen Keith Wilson, Austin, Texas, and Shunguo Yan, Austin, Texas, for a "source identification for multipart content validation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, and computer usable program product for source identification for multipart content validation are provided in the illustrative embodiments. An identification information of a source server is obtained by parsing an update request, the update request being configured to request from the source server an update of a part of the multipart content. The identification information is recorded. A change in a part of the multipart content is observed. The change in the part results in an updated multipart content. A debugging directive is constructed, the debugging directive including the identification information of the source server. The debugging directive is inserted relative to the part that has changed thereby associating the source server with the part of the multipart content. The updated multipart content including the debugging directive is transmitted to a validation server executing in a second data processing system." The patent application was filed on Aug. 12, 2010 (12/854,996). 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=8,380,812&OS=8,380,812&RS=8,380,812 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** United Services Automobile Association (USAA) Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- United Services Automobile Association (USAA), San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,380,802) developed by Linda Giessel King, San Antonio, and Christopher Andrew Sandoval, San Antonio, for an "email system automatically notifying sender status and routing information during delivery." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electronic communication such as an email may have multiple file wrappers of metadata added to it by a sender. Each time the email passes to a mail server during its transmission from the sender to a recipient, one of the file wrappers may be stripped off by the mail server and sent to the sender. The information sent back to the sender with the file wrapper may comprise the server name and Internet protocol (IP) address of the computing device the mail server received the email from and the name of the mail server itself, along with a timestamp. In this manner, the sender may be apprised of the location of the email at all times during its transmission, and may be apprised of the route it took during its transmission." The patent application was filed on July 19, 2011 (13/186,024). 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=8,380,802&OS=8,380,802&RS=8,380,802 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Reduction of Alerts in Information Technology Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,838) developed by eight co-inventors for "reduction of alerts in information technology systems." The co-inventors are Abhijit Bose, Paramus, N.J., Winnie Wing-Yee Cheng, Tarrytown, N.Y., Shang Qing Guo, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., Sang Kyum Kim, Urbana, Ill., Laura Zaihua Luan, Scarsdale, N.Y., Dennis Anthony Perpetua Jr., Jay, N.Y., Daniela Rosu, Ossining, N.Y., and Mithkal M. Smadi, Round Rock, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Aspects of the present invention dynamically reduce a frequency at which IT infrastructure automatically generates alerts. Historical data across a plurality of data sources in the IT infrastructure is analyzed. An opportunity to reduce the frequency at which the IT infrastructure automatically generates the alerts is identified. A new alert policy addressing the opportunity to reduce alert frequency is generated. An impact of the new alert policy on a set of predefined service level objectives (SLOs) and service level agreements (SLAs) is evaluated. The new alert policy is deployed in the IT infrastructure." The patent application was filed on April 8, 2011 (13/082,786). 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=8,380,838&OS=8,380,838&RS=8,380,838 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pivotal Decisions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Pivotal Decisions, Las Vegas, has been assigned a patent (RE44,015) developed by Pawan P. Jaggi, Plano, Texas, Marvin R. Young, Allen, Texas, and William David Bragg, Plano, Texas, for a "distributed terminal optical transmission system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention facilitates optical signals generated from customer premise equipment (CPE) at the edges of the metro domain networks. The CPEs are connected to extension terminals that transform the optical signal originating at the CPE into a suitable format for long haul transmission. The optical signal then propagates to a primary terminal where the signal is multiplexed with other optical signals from other extension terminals. The multiplexed signals are then transmitted over LH or ULH network to a second primary terminal where the signal is then demultiplexed from other optical signals and transmited to the proper extension terminal. At the extension terminal, the demultiplexed optical signal is transformed from its LH format back into a format suitable for interconnection to a CPE. Using this architecture, the signal under goes optical-to-electrical conversion only at the extension terminals or end points. These end points can be located in lessee's facility. The only equipment located in lessor's facility is the primary terminal containing line amplifiers and add/drop nodes." The patent application was filed on March 17, 2011 (13/050,755). 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=RE44,015&OS=RE44,015&RS=RE44,015 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** RPX Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- RPX, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,381,273) developed by Eric White, Austin, Texas, and Patrick Turley, Austin, Texas, for a "system and method for providing a secure connection between networked computers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments disclosed herein provide a system, method, and computer program product for obtaining secure connectivity between networked computing devices. The invention comprises utilizing a network protocol inherent to an operating system on a client device to automatically set up and establish a transient secure network connection endpoint on the client device. The act of utilizing can be a result of a server device responding to a connection request from the client device. The act of establishing the transient secure network connection endpoint on the client device creates a transient secure network connection between the server device and the transient secure network connection endpoint on the client device without manual intervention or configuration by a user at the client device. Secured access by the client device to one or more network devices is permitted until the transient secure network connection between the server device and the client device is severed." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2011 (13/332,639). 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=8,381,273&OS=8,381,273&RS=8,381,273 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,381,250) developed by six co-inventors for a "customer premises equipment architecture for bundled services in a fixed broadband wireless installation." The co-inventors are Lee K. Tjio, Danville, Calif., Lalit Ratilal Kotecha, San Ramon, Calif., Kamlesh S. Kamdar, Dublin, Calif., Aref H. Iskandar, Danbury, Conn., Sergio Aguirre, Southlake, Texas, and Raafat Edward Kamel, Little Falls, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One or more network devices receive, at a location outside a customer premises, a broadband signal from a base station of a wireless network and a satellite television signal from a satellite antenna. The one or more network devices combine, at the location outside the customer premises, the broadband signal with the satellite television signal in a single coaxial cable and send, via the single coaxial cable, the broadband signal and the satellite television signal to one or more devices inside the customer premises." The patent application was filed on Aug. 11, 2010 (12/854,518). 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=8,381,250&OS=8,381,250&RS=8,381,250 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** ManyWorlds Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- ManyWorlds, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,380,579) developed by Steven Dennis Flinn, Sugar Land, Texas, and Naomi Felina Moneypenny, Houston, for "contextual commerce systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for context-sensitive, adaptive commerce is described that features recommendations of products and/or services based on system usage behaviors and supplier contextual information such as inventory levels. Adaptive commerce may include the bundling of a plurality of products and generating an associated price based, at least in part, on usage behavior information. Other contextual information related to the customer or supplier may also be applied in generating recommended products, bundles of products, product configurations, and corresponding prices." The patent application was filed on March 1, 2011 (13/038,111). 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=8,380,579&OS=8,380,579&RS=8,380,579 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** United Services Automobile Association Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- United Services Automobile Association, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,381,280) developed by Charles L. Oakes III, Boerne, Texas, Reynaldo Medina III, San Antonio, and Bradly J. Billman, San Antonio, for "systems and methods for deployment of secure shell devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A shell device with minimal software and/or hardware resources can download from a server configuration information and/or user data in order to allow the shell device to communicate with other computing devices (whether cell phones, personal digital assistants, laptops, and the like). Various security features can also be used herein, including a shell device password and a server network access password. In another aspect, any time code and/or data is downloaded from the server to the shell device, such code and/or data resides on the shell device during the time of a communication between the server and the shell device; thereafter, it can be deleted, thereby returning the shell device to its minimalistic resource state. When the shell device contacts the server again and attempts to establish another communication, such code and/or data can be downloaded anew, and after the communication it can be deleted again." The patent application was filed on Dec. 20, 2011 (13/331,781). 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=8,381,280&OS=8,381,280&RS=8,381,280 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for EDRAM Macro Disablement in Cache Memory ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,019) developed by four co-inventors for an "EDRAM macro disablement in cache memory." The co-inventors are Michael A. Blake, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Timothy C. Bronson, Round Rock, Texas, Hieu T. Huynh, Pflugerville, Texas, and Pak-kin Mak, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embedded dynamic random access memory (EDRAM) macro disablement in a cache memory includes isolating an EDRAM macro of a cache memory bank, the cache memory bank being divided into at least three rows of a plurality of EDRAM macros, the EDRAM macro being associated with one of the at least three rows, iteratively testing each line of the EDRAM macro, the testing including attempting at least one write operation at each line of the EDRAM macro, determining if an error occurred during the testing, and disabling write operations for an entire row of EDRAM macros associated with the EDRAM macro based on the determining." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2010 (12/822,367). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,381,019.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,019&RS=PN/8,381,019 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Low-power Redundancy for Non-volatile Memory ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,381,075) developed by David J. Toops, Terrell, Texas, Sudhir K. Madan, Richardson, Texas, and Suresh Balasubramanian, Richardson, Texas, for a "low-power redundancy for non-volatile memory." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A static RAM redundancy memory for use in combination with a non-volatile memory array, such as ferroelectric RAM (FRAM), in which the power consumption of the SRAM redundancy memory is reduced. Each word of the redundancy memory includes data bit cells for storing addresses of memory cells in the FRAM array to be replaced by redundant elements, and also enable bits indicating whether redundancy is enabled for those addresses. A logical combination of the enable bits in a given word determines whether the data bit cells in that word are powered-up. As a result, the power consumption of the redundancy memory is reduced to the extent that redundancy is not enabled for segments of the FRAM array." The patent application was filed on Dec. 2, 2010 (12/958,724). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,381,075.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,075&RS=PN/8,381,075 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Condition Based Detection of No Progress State of an Application ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,045) developed by Shmuel Ben-Yehuda, Haifa, Israel, Dan Pelleg, Haifa, Israel, and Lance Warren Russell, Austin, Texas, for a "condition based detection of no progress state of an application." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for condition based detection of a no progress state of an application are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A resource usage and an output of a set of applications including the application are monitored. The resource usage and the output are measured to determine a resource usage value and an output value at a first time. A present condition is detected under which the set of applications is executing. A determination is made whether the resource usage value is included in a sub-range of a resource usage scale and the output value is included in a sub-range of an output scale where the sub-range of the resource usage scale corresponds to the sub-range of the output scale for the present condition. The no progress state of the application is detected if the determination is negative." The patent application was filed on April 24, 2012 (13/454,893). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,381,045.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,045&RS=PN/8,381,045 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Node Controller First Failure Error Management for a Distributed System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,014) developed by four co-inventors for a "node controller first failure error management for a distributed system." The co-inventors are Anis M. Abdul, Austin, Texas, Ajay K. Mahajan, Austin, Texas, Nicholas A. Pietraniec, Austin, Texas, and Andrea Y. Ma, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A distributed system provides error handling wherein the system includes multiple nodes, each node being coupled to multiple node controllers for control redundancy. Multiple system controllers couple to the node controllers via a network bus. A particular node controller may detect an error of that particular node controller. The particular node controller may store error information relating to the detected error in respective nonvolatile memory stores in the system controllers and node controllers according to a particular priority order. In accordance with the particular priority order, for example, the particular node controller may first attempt to store the error information to a primary system controller memory store, then to a secondary system controller memory store, and then to sibling and non-sibling node controller memory stores. The primary system controller organizes available error information for use by system administrators and other resources of the distributed system." The patent application was filed on May 6, 2010 (12/775,195). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,381,014.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,014&RS=PN/8,381,014 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Optimizing Energy Consumption and Application Performance in a Multi-core Multi-threaded Processor System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,004) developed by four co-inventors for "optimizing energy consumption and application performance in a multi-core multi-threaded processor system." The co-inventors are Elmootazbellah N. Elnozahy, Austin, Texas, Heather L. Hanson, Austin, Texas, Freeman L. Rawson III, Austin, Texas, and Malcolm S. Ware, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism is provided for scheduling application tasks. A scheduler receives a task that identifies a desired frequency and a desired maximum number of competing hardware threads. The scheduler determines whether a user preference designates either maximization of performance or minimization of energy consumption. Responsive to the user preference designating the performance, the scheduler determines whether there is an idle processor core in a plurality of processor cores available. Responsive to no idle processor being available, the scheduler identifies a subset of processor cores having a smallest load coefficient. From the subset of processor cores, the scheduler determines whether there is at least one processor core that matches desired parameters of the task. Responsive to at least one processor core matching the desired parameters of the task, the scheduler assigns the task to one of the at least one processor core that matches the desired parameters." The patent application was filed on May 26, 2010 (12/787,842). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,381,004.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,004&RS=PN/8,381,004 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Software Testing Using Taint Analysis and Execution Path Alteration ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,381,192) developed by William A. Drewry, Austin, Texas, and Tavis Ormandy, Zurich, Switzerland, for a "software testing using taint analysis and execution path alteration." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that tests a software program. During operation, the system traces a flow of tainted data through the software program during execution of the software program. Next, the system alters the flow by modifying an instruction within the software program. The system then monitors the behavior of the software program after modifying the instruction. Finally, the system analyzes a correctness of the software program based on the monitored behavior." The patent application was filed on Aug. 1, 2008 (12/184,980). 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=8,381,192&OS=8,381,192&RS=8,381,192 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and System for Autonomic Execution Path Selection in an Application ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,037) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system for autonomic execution path selection in an application." The co-inventors are Jimmie Earl DeWitt Jr., Georgetown, Texas, Frank Eliot Levine, Austin, Texas, Christopher Michael Richardson, Austin, Texas, and Robert John Urquhart, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product in a data processing system are presented for using hardware assistance for gathering performance information that significantly reduces the overhead in gathering such information. Performance indicators are associated with instructions or memory locations, and processing of the performance indicators enables counting of events associated with execution of those instructions or events associated with accesses to those memory locations. The performance information that has been dynamically gathered from the assisting hardware is available to the software application during runtime in order to autonomically affect the behavior of the software application, particularly to enhance its performance. For example, the counted events may be used to autonomically control an execution-path selection within the software application." The patent application was filed on Oct. 9, 2003 (10/682,385). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,381,037.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,037&RS=PN/8,381,037 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent for Software Training Application Using Automated Discovery of User Interface Controls ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,381,186) developed by Manah M. Khalil, Irving, Texas, for a "software training application using automated discovery of user interface controls." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Software applications ("training applications") that are designed to train users how to use a target software application may be generated by automatic examination of the target application. In one implementation, a device may extract elements of the target application that affect a user interface of the target application. The device may store the elements as user interface elements and generate a training application that uses at least some of the user interface elements to present portions of an interface of the target application." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2010 (12/817,567). 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=8,381,186&OS=8,381,186&RS=8,381,186 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent for Program Guide Image Objects for Media Content Access Systems and Methods ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,381,245) developed by Heath Stallings, Colleyville, Texas, Brian Roberts, Frisco, Texas, and Don Relyea, Dallas, for "program guide image objects for media content access systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An exemplary system includes a media content processing subsystem configured to provide a program guide including a matrix of cells associated with a plurality of media content instances, and a selector object within the program guide. The selector object is configured to select one of the cells such that the cells in the matrix include a selected cell and at least one unselected cell. The subsystem is further configured to provide at least one image object within the at least one unselected cell. The image object represents the media content instance associated with the unselected cell. In certain embodiments, the image object includes a video content stream. The subsystem is further configured to provide a graphical user interface to a display for presentation to a user, the graphical user interface including at least a portion of the program guide and the image object." The patent application was filed on Dec. 19, 2007 (11/960,008). 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=8,381,245&OS=8,381,245&RS=8,381,245 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Reducing Power Requirements of a Multiple Core Processor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,006) developed by four co-inventors for "reducing power requirements of a multiple core processor." The co-inventors are Brian K. Flachs, Georgetown, Texas, Gilles Gervais, Austin, Texas, Sang H. Dhong, San Jose, Calif., and Tetsuji Tamura, Tokyo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism is provided for reducing power consumed by a multi-core processor. Responsive to a number of properly functioning processor cores being more than a required number of processor cores in a multi-core processor, the power consumption measurement module determines a number of the properly functioning processor cores to disable. The power consumption measurement module initiates an equal amount of workload to be processed by each of the properly functioning processor cores. The power consumption measurement module determines power consumed by each of the properly functioning processor cores. The power consumption measurement module deactivates one or more of the properly functioning processor cores that have maximum power in order that the number of properly functioning processor cores deactivated is equal to the number of properly functioning processor cores to disable." The patent application was filed on April 8, 2010 (12/756,570). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,381,006.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,006&RS=PN/8,381,006 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Structure for a Duty Cycle Correction Circuit ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,143) developed by David W. Boerstler, Round Rock, Texas, Eskinder Hailu, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Jieming Qi, Austin, Texas, for a "structure for a duty cycle correction circuit." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A design structure for a Duty Cycle Correction (DCC) circuit is provide in which pairs of field effect transistors (FETs) in known DCC circuit topologies are replaced with linear resistors coupled to switches of the DCC circuit such that when the switch is open, the input signal is routed through the linear resistors. The linear resistors are more tolerant of process, voltage and temperature (PVT) fluctuations than FETs and thus, the resulting DCC circuit provides a relatively smaller change in DCC correction range with PVT fluctuations than the known DCC circuit topology that employs FETs. The linear resistors may be provided in parallel with the switches and in series with a pair of FETs having relatively large resistance values. The linear resistors provide resistance that pulls-up or pulls-down the pulse width of the input signal so as to provide correction to the duty cycle of the input signal." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2011 (13/014,828). 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=8,381,143&OS=8,381,143&RS=8,381,143 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,381,231) developed by Martin Kacin, Palo Alto, Calif., Michael R. Gray, Dublin, Ohio, and Mark Wright, Austin, Texas, for "deployment and management of virtual containers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system virtualizes applications on a managed endpoint using containers. A managed endpoint receives a virtualized container from an IT automation appliance. The virtualized container includes an application and a virtualization module. The virtualization module includes computer program instructions for virtualizing the application. An operating system API call made by the application during execution is intercepted, and a portion of the computer program instructions are executed based on the operating system API call. The computer program instructions modify the behavior of the application to effect the file and data virtualization of the application. A virtualized container can be deployed and updated from an IT automation appliance along with an agent to support the deployment and updating of the virtualized container." The patent application was filed on Sept. 9, 2009 (12/556,525). 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=8,381,231&OS=8,381,231&RS=8,381,231 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Accelerating Recovery in MPI Environments ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,028) developed by Elmootazbellah Nabil Elnozahy, Austin, Texas, for "accelerating recovery in MPI environments." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer usable program product for accelerating recovery in an MPI environment is provided in the illustrative embodiments. A first portion of a distributed application executes using a first processor and a second portion using a second processor in a distributed computing environment. After a failure of operation of the first portion, the first portion is restored to a checkpoint. A first part of the first portion is distributed to a third processor and a second part to a fourth processor. A computation of the first portion is performed using the first and the second parts in parallel. A first message is computed in the first portion and sent to the second portion, the message having been initially computed after a time of the checkpoint. A second message is replayed from the second portion without computing the second message in the second portion." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2012 (13/447,917). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,381,028.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,028&RS=PN/8,381,028 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,381,000) developed by Alan Brumley, Cedar Park, Texas, Michael Brundridge, Georgetown, Texas, and Ashish Munjal, Round Rock, Texas, for a "demand based power allocation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A demand based power re-allocation system includes one or more subsystems to assign a power allocation level to a plurality of servers, wherein the power allocation level is assigned by priority of the server. The system may throttle power for one or more of the plurality of servers approaching the power allocation level, wherein throttling includes limiting performance of a processor, track server power throttling for the plurality of servers. The method compares power throttling for a first server with power throttling for remaining servers in the plurality of servers and adjusts throttling of the plurality of servers, wherein throttled servers receive excess power from unthrottled servers." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2011 (13/160,999). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,381,000.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,000&RS=PN/8,381,000 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** National Instruments Assigned Patent for Global Variable Structure in a Graphical Program ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- National Instruments, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,381,174) developed by Steven W. Rogers, Austin, Texas, for a "global variable structure in a graphical program." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "System and method for deterministic modification of global variables in a graphical program. Input including the structure in the graphical program may be received, where the structure is displayed in the graphical program. At least one graphical program node is associated with the structure. The at least one graphical program node may be executable to modify the value of a global variable. During execution of the graphical program the structure ensures deterministic modification of values of the global variable." The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2007 (11/931,177). 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=8,381,174&OS=8,381,174&RS=8,381,174 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Advanced Micro Devices Assigned Patent for Power-gated Retention Flops ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,381,163) developed by Jeremy P. Schreiber, Austin, Texas, and Aaron Grenat, Austin, Texas, for power-gated retention flops.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A power-gated retention flop circuit is disclosed. In one embodiment, a retention flop includes a first latch coupled to a first global voltage node and a virtual voltage node and configured to receive a data input signal, and a second latch coupled to receive the data input signal from the first latch, wherein the second latch is coupled to the first global voltage node and a second global voltage node. The second latch is configured to provide a data output signal based on the data input signal. A power-gating circuit is coupled between the virtual voltage node and the second global voltage node, wherein the power-gating circuit is configured to, when active, couple the virtual voltage node to the second global voltage node. Thus, the first latch may be powered down while the second latch remains powered on." The patent application was filed on Nov. 22, 2010 (12/951,500). 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=8,381,163&OS=8,381,163&RS=8,381,163 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Dynamic Test Coverage ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,184) developed by five co-inventors for a dynamic test coverage. The co-inventors are Sandra K. Johnson, Austin, Texas, Sharad Mishra, Portland, Ore., Joan L. Mitchell, Longmont, Colo., Anil Kumar Thiramdas, Andhara Pradesh, India, and David Ward, Broomfield, Colo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Dynamic test coverage to evaluate an artifact code is provided. Code of an artifact to be tested is identified. The code coverage of the test code is analyzed. The current coverage information is stored. Cod 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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