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

[February 20, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (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 Massachusetts.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Program Invocation from a Query Interface to Parallel Computing System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,730) developed by Richard D. Dettinger, Rochester, Minn., Mark G. Megerian, Rochester, Minn., and Amanda Peters, Cambridge, Mass., for a "program invocation from a query interface to parallel computing system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are disclosed for invoking an analysis routine running on a parallel computer system to analyze query results. An interface used to build and execute a database query may be used to invoke a complex analysis routine on a parallel computer system to analyze query results obtained by executing the database query. Alternatively, a user may build a query that includes specific conditions evaluated by an analysis routine on the parallel computer system (as opposed to selecting an analysis routine after receiving query results)." The patent application was filed on Oct. 9, 2008 (12/248,181). 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=83,80,730.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,730&RS=PN/83,80,730 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.



*** EMC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,380,696) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and apparatus for dynamically classifying objects." The co-inventors are Kenneth Allen Rogers, Hudson, Mass., Allen D. Hadden, Marlborough, Mass., John W. Bruce, Lexington, Mass., and David Giroux, Sharon, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An object classification system is provided that receives, from a user, at least one piece of information relating to the object, wherein the information does not directly specify a classification for the object, and that applies at least one rule that classifies the object based, at least in part, on the at least one piece of information received from the user. The techniques described herein also enable classifying an object by, in response to a request from at least one application to access the object, applying at least one rule that dynamically classifies the object." The patent application was filed on Dec. 20, 2006 (11/642,803). 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=83,80,696.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,696&RS=PN/83,80,696 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Invention Science Fund I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Invention Science Fund I, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,380,658) developed by seven co-inventors for a "determination of extent of congruity between observation of authoring user and observation of receiving user." The co-inventors are Edward K. Y. Jung, Bellevue, Wash., Eric C. Leuthardt, St. Louis, Royce A. Levien, Lexington, Mass., Robert W. Lord, Seattle, Mark A. Malamud, Seattle, John D. Rinaldo Jr., Bellevue, Wash., and Lowell L. Wood Jr., Bellevue, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: acquiring a result of an observation of an authoring user; acquiring a result of an observation of a receiving user; comparing the result of the observation of the authoring user with the result of the observation of the receiving user; and presenting data indicative of an extent of congruity between the result of the observation of the authoring user and the result of the observation of the receiving user based at least in part on said comparing. In addition to the foregoing, other related method/system aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2011 (12/931,359). 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=83,80,658.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,658&RS=PN/83,80,658 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Ab Initio Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Ab Initio Technology, Lexington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,380,651) developed by Joel Gould, Winchester, Mass., Joseph Skeffington Wholey III, Belmont, Mass., and Timothy Perkins, Somerville, Mass., for "editing and compiling business rules." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A component in a graph-based computation having data processing components connected by linking elements representing data flows is updated by receiving a rule specification, generating a transform for transforming data based on the rule specification, associating the transform with a component in the graph-based computation, and in response to determining that a new rule specification has been received or an existing rule specification has been edited, updating the transform associated with the component in the graph-based computation according to the new or edited rule specification. A computation is tested by receiving a rule specification including a set of rule cases, receiving a set of test cases, each test case containing a value for one or more of the potential inputs, and for each test case, identifying one of the rule cases that will generate an output given the input values of the test case." The patent application was filed on Nov. 14, 2011 (13/295,760). 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=83,80,651.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,651&RS=PN/83,80,651 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method for Creating a New Annotation for a Data Source ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,671) developed by Jordi Albornoz, Arlington, Mass., Lee Feigenbaum, Brookline, Mass., and Kyle Lane Henderson, Mantorville, Minn., for a "system and method for creating a new annotation for a data source." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods and computer program products are provided for creating a new annotation for a data source. According to the method for creating a new annotation, a data source version identifier is generated based on a current version of the data source, and text of the annotation is received. A new annotation record is added to an annotation data store, with the new annotation record including the data source version identifier that was generated and the text of the annotation. In one embodiment, the new annotation record further includes point information indicating coordinates of at least one part of the current version of the data source that the annotation is meant to annotate." The patent application was filed on July 17, 2007 (11/778,725). 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=83,80,671.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,671&RS=PN/83,80,671 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** NVIDIA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- NVIDIA, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,380,896) developed by four co-inventors for a "data packer for packing and aligning write data." The co-inventors are Raymond Hoi Man Wong, Santa Clara, Calif., Samuel Hammond Duncan, Arlington, Mass., Lukito Muliadi, San Jose, Calif., and Madhukiran V. Swarna, Portland, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data packer of an input/output hub of a computer system packs and formats write data that is supplied to it before the write data is written into a memory unit of the computer system. More particularly, the data packer accumulates write data received from lower bandwidth clients for delivery to a high bandwidth memory interface. Also, the data packer aligns the write data, so that when the write data is read out from the write data packer, no further alignment is needed." The patent application was filed on Feb. 15, 2012 (13/397,586). 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=8,380,896&OS=8,380,896&RS=8,380,896 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NVIDIA Assigned Patent for Data Packer for Packing and Aligning Write Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- NVIDIA, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,380,895) developed by four co-inventors for a "data packer for packing and aligning write data." The co-inventors are Raymond Hoi Man Wong, Santa Clara, Calif., Samuel Hammond Duncan, Arlington, Mass., Lukito Muliadi, San Jose, Calif., and Madhukiran V. Swarna, Portland, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data packer of an input/output hub of a computer system packs and formats write data that is supplied to it before the write data is written into a memory unit of the computer system. More particularly, the data packer accumulates write data received from lower bandwidth clients for delivery to a high bandwidth memory interface. Also, the data packer aligns the write data, so that when the write data is read out from the write data packer, no further alignment is needed." The patent application was filed on Feb. 15, 2012 (13/397,583). 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=8,380,895&OS=8,380,895&RS=8,380,895 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Mathworks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Mathworks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,380,880) developed by five co-inventors for a scalable architecture. The co-inventors are Edward Whittington Gulley, Watertown, Mass., Joseph F. Hicklin, Upton, Mass., James N. Gonthier, Sutton, Mass., John Richard Langley, Hollis, N.H., and Joseph Conti, Newton, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Exemplary embodiments may employ techniques for dynamically dispatching requests to resources operating in a distributed computing environment, such as a computing cloud, according to one or more policies. Embodiments may further dynamically adjust resources in the computing environment using predictive models that use current loads as an input. Embodiments may still further maintain a state for a processing environment independent of the type or configuration of a device used to access the environment on behalf of a user." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2009 (12/651,284). 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=8,380,880&OS=8,380,880&RS=8,380,880 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Oracle America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Oracle America, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,380,843) developed by Jane Alice Loizeaux, Lowell, Mass., James H. Waldo, Dracut, Mass., and Keith Benjamin Thompson, Brookline, N.H., for a "system and method for determining affinity groups and co-locating the affinity groups in a distributing network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for determining one or more affinity groups in a distributed network is provided. A first distributed computing device is operably coupled to a plurality of clients for enabling electronic interactive activities therebetween. The first distributed computing device is configured to detect at least one network interaction among the plurality of clients. The first distributed computing device is further configured to generate at least one weighted value based on the number of detected network interactions. The first distributed computing device is further configured to establish an affinity group comprising at least one client from the plurality of clients based on the at least one weighted value." The patent application was filed on Sept. 10, 2009 (12/556,672). 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=8,380,843&OS=8,380,843&RS=8,380,843 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent for Social Networking System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,380,796) developed by Brian D. Robertson, Boston, and Warren W. Adams, Edgartown, Mass., for a social networking system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A networked computer system provides various services for assisting users in locating, and establishing contact relationships with, other users. For example, in one embodiment, users can identify other users based on their affiliations with particular schools or other organizations. The system also provides a mechanism for a user to selectively establish contact relationships or connections with other users, and to grant permissions for such other users to view personal information of the user. The system may also include features for enabling users to identify contacts of their respective contacts. In addition, the system may automatically notify users of personal information updates made by their respective contacts." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2009 (12/506,167). 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=8,380,796&OS=8,380,796&RS=8,380,796 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Riverbed Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Riverbed Technology, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,380,825) developed by four co-inventors for "selecting proxies from among autodiscovered proxies." The co-inventors are Kand Ly, Richmond, Calif., Maksim Ioffe, San Francisco, Alfred Landrum, San Francisco, and Mark Stuart Day, Milton, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Network devices include proxies and where multiple proxies are present on a network, they can probe to determine the existence of other proxies. Where more than two proxies are present and thus different proxy pairings are possible, the proxies are programmed to determine which proxies should form a proxy pair. Marked probe packets are used by proxies to discover each other and probing is done such a connection can be eventually formed even if some probe packets fail due to the marking. Asymmetric routing can be detected and proxies configured for connection forwarding as necessary." The patent application was filed on June 28, 2010 (12/825,296). 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=8,380,825&OS=8,380,825&RS=8,380,825 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Oracle America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Oracle America, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,381,278) developed by Sivakumar M. Thyagarajan, Bangalore, India, Binod Pankajakshy Gangasharan, Bangalore, India, and Ronald M. Monzillo, Lexington, Mass., for a "method and apparatus for establishing security inflow contracts." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for establishing a security inflow contract between a work-initiating system and a work-performing system. A portable, generic security inflow contract between an EIS/connector and an application server is provided that enables the connector to establish security information while submitting a work instance for execution to a work manager and while delivering messages to message endpoints of the application server. The security inflow contract enables all activities of a work instance that is submitted by a connector to be performed in the context of an established identity, thus insuring that all interactions between an application server and an EIS/connector are secure, and may prevent unauthorized access to application components deployed in an application server." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2008 (12/261,793). 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=8,381,278&OS=8,381,278&RS=8,381,278 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** EMC Assigned Patent for Determining Alternate Paths in Faulted Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,381,027) developed by five co-inventors for "determining alternate paths in faulted systems." The co-inventors are Qing Liu, North Grafton, Mass., Qi Zhang, Northborough, Mass., Peter Tolvanen, Foxborough, Mass., T. David Evans, Rutland, Mass., and Hongliang Tang, Shrewsbury, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is used in determining alternate paths in faulted systems. It is detected that a first processor has a problem accessing a target. The first processor has a first path to the target. An alternate path to the target is determined by identifying that a second processor has better access to the target than the first processor. The second processor has a second path to the target. Responsibility for I/O communication with the target is transferred from the first processor to the second processor. Responsibility for I/O communication with the target is transferred back to the first processor upon resolution of the problem." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2010 (12/892,333). 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=8,381,027.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,027&RS=PN/8,381,027 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Script Generation Engine and Mapping Semantic Models for Target Platform ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,207) developed by four co-inventors for a "script generation engine and mapping semantic models for target platform." The co-inventors are Kwasi Addo Asare, Durham, N.C., Attila Barta, Toronto, Richard D. Huddleston, Newtonville, Mass., and Daniel Everett Jemiolo, Pascoag, R.I.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is an installation script generation engine. An application component distribution system can include a repository of semantic models for interdependent ones of application components. A mapping of individual listings in the semantic models to target platform specific installation instructions further can be included. Finally, a script generation engine can be configured to produce a target specific set of instructions for a specified application component based upon a mapping of at least one of the semantic models in the repository. Notably, each of the semantic models can include a listing of component relationships, target platform requirements and platform neutral installation instructions. Moreover, the component relationships can include at least one component relationship selected from the group consisting of a containment relationship, a usage relationship, a contradiction relationship, and an equivalence relationship. Finally, a Web services interface to the repository can be configured to permit remote access to the repository." The patent application was filed on Dec. 2, 2003 (10/725,728). 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=8,381,207&OS=8,381,207&RS=8,381,207 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** EMC Assigned Patent for Proof of Retrievability for Archived Files ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,381,062) developed by four co-inventors for a "proof of retrievability for archived files." The co-inventors are Ari Juels, Brookline, Mass., Burton S. Kaliski Jr., Wellesley, Mass., Kevin D. Bowers, Medford, Mass., and Alina M. Oprea, Waltham, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A proof of retrievability (POR) mechanism is applicable to a file for providing assurances of file possession to a requesting client by transmitting only a portion of the entire file. The client compares or examines validation values returned from predetermined validation segments of the file with previously computed validation attributes for assessing the existence of the file. Since the archive server does not have access to the validation function prior to the request, or challenge, from the client, the archive server cannot anticipate the validation values expected from the validation function. Further, since the validation segments from which the validation attributes, and hence the validation values were derived, are also unknown to the server, the server cannot anticipate which portions of the file will be employed for validation." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2008 (12/115,145). 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=8,381,062.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,062&RS=PN/8,381,062 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EMC Assigned Patent for Method for Dynamic Management of System Resources Through Application Hints ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,381,213) developed by four co-inventors for a "method for dynamic management of system resources through application hints." The co-inventors are Amnon Naamad, Brookline, Mass., David Stephen Reiner, Lexington, Mass., John S. Harwood, Paxton, Mass., and David L. Black, Acton, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system and program product for dynamic management of system resources in a data storage system comprising producing a hint at a hint producer; wherein the hint contains information about the system, consuming the hint at a hint consumer, and determining, at the hint consumer, whether or not to act on the information in the hint." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2010 (12/827,092). 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=8,381,213&OS=8,381,213&RS=8,381,213 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Empire Technology Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Empire Technology Development, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,381,112) developed by Gene Fein, Malibu, Calif., and Edward Merritt, Lenox, Mass., for a data management tool.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the disclosure set forth a computing device configured to support a data management tool. An example computing device includes a wireless communication module and a processing unit. The processing unit is configured to identify a wireless flash card having a first data of a first data type and a second data of a second data type as content and in a format specified by a template. The first data and the second data are displayed in a first display area and a second display area, respectively, based on the template and features of the computing device. Prior to operating on one or more of the first data and the second data, the processing unit is configured to establish whether such operations are permissible based on one or more of a first attribute and a second attribute set forth in the template." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2009 (12/481,554). 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=8,381,112.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,112&RS=PN/8,381,112 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Extending Unified Process and Method Content to Include Dynamic and Collaborative Content ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,169) developed by John E. Boyer, Seattle, Eoin Lane, Littleton, Mass., and Bertrand H. Portier, Keswick, Calif., for "extending unified process and method content to include dynamic and collaborative content." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention discloses a unified process system that includes placeholders for editable content that extends unified process methods. The unified process system can store, manage, organize, and present information and artifacts associated with a unified process. The unified process system can include a placeholder defining tool configured to permit an authorized process engineer to associate placeholders with base methods of the unified process. Unified process consumers can input content to the placeholders, where the input content is thereafter automatically stored by the unified process system and is accessible to other unified process consumers having access to the unified process system. More specifically, placeholders can include a collaborative section for guidance content concerning a related base method and a dynamic section, dynamically built in response to received requests, which includes items to assist consumers to conduct a task for an associated base method." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2007 (11/927,877). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,381,169&OS=8,381,169&RS=8,381,169 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Program Counter (PC) Trace ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,381,041) developed by Kevin R. Walker, Los Gatos, Calif., and John H. Mylius, Framingham, Mass., for a "program counter (PC) trace." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, an integrated circuit comprises a first processor configured to output program counter (PC) trace records, wherein PC trace records provide data indicating the PCs of instructions retired by the first processor. The integrated circuit further comprises a second source of trace records, and a trace unit coupled to receive the PC trace records from the first processor and the trace records from the second source. The trace unit comprises a trace memory into which the trace unit is configured to store the PC trace records and trace records from the second source. The trace unit is configured to interleave the PC trace records and the trace records from the second source in the trace memory according to the order of receipt of the records." The patent application was filed on June 10, 2011 (13/157,911). 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=8,381,041.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,041&RS=PN/8,381,041 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Static Analysis for Verification of Software Program Access to Secure Resources for Computer Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,242) developed by four co-inventors for a "static analysis for verification of software program access to secure resources for computer systems." The co-inventors are Ryan Berg, Sudbury, Mass., Paolina Centonze, Amawalk, N.Y., Marco Pistoia, Amawalk, N.Y., and Omer Tripp, Har-Adar, Israel.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes, using a static analysis, analyzing a software program to determine whether the software program accesses a secure resource for a computer system without verification that the secure resource can be accessed by the software program. The method also includes, in response to an access by the software program to the secure resource without verification that the secure resource can be accessed by the software program, outputting a result indicative of the analyzing. Computer program products and apparatus are also disclosed. An apparatus is disclosed that includes a user interface providing a security report to a user, the security report indicating a result of an analysis of whether or not a software program accesses a secure resource for a computer system without verification that the secure resource can be accessed by the software program." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2010 (12/839,533). 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=8,381,242&OS=8,381,242&RS=8,381,242 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** O'Shantel Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- O'Shantel Software, Dover, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,381,032) developed by Donald D. Burn, Westborough, Mass., and Jack Justin Stiffler, Marion, Mass., for a "system-directed checkpointing implementation using a hypervisor layer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "While system-directed checkpointing can be implemented in various ways, for example by adding checkpointing support in the memory controller or in the operating system in otherwise standard computers, implementation at the hypervisor level enables the necessary state information to be captured efficiently while providing a number of ancillary advantages over those prior-art methods. This disclosure details procedures for realizing those advantages through relatively minor modifications to normal hypervisor operations. Specifically, by capturing state information in a guest-operating-system-specific manner, any guest operating system can be rolled back independently and resumed without losing either program or input/output (I/O) continuity and without affecting the operation of the other operating systems or their associated applications supported by the same hypervisor. Similarly, by managing I/O queues as described in this disclosure, rollback can be accomplished without requiring I/O operations to be repeated and I/O device failures can be circumvented without losing any I/O data in the process." The patent application was filed on Aug. 3, 2009 (12/462,312). 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=8,381,032.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,032&RS=PN/8,381,032 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Scenera Technologies Assigned Patent for Methods, Systems, and Computer Program Products for Displaying Windows on a Graphical User Interface Based on Relative Priorities Associated with the Windows ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Scenera Technologies, Portsmouth, N.H., has been assigned a patent (8,381,127) developed by Mona Singh, Cary, N.C., and Jared S. Fry, Boston, for "methods, systems, and computer program products for displaying windows on a graphical user interface based on relative priorities associated with the windows." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and computer program products for displaying windows on a graphical user interface based on relative priorities associated with the windows are disclosed. According to one method, relative priorities of a plurality of windows of a graphical user interface are determined. Further, relative priorities of a plurality of portions of at least one of the windows are determined. The windows are automatically arranged on the graphical user interface based on the relative priorities of the windows and based on the relative priorities of the portions. A higher priority window may cover a lower priority portion of a lower priority window to provide for a simultaneous viewing of the higher priority window and a higher priority portion of the lower priority window." The patent application was filed on Feb. 2, 2006 (11/346,529). 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=8,381,127.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,127&RS=PN/8,381,127 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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