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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Nov. 20)

[November 20, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Nov. 20)

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

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Data Warehouse with a Domain Fact Table ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Allan Michael Gonsalves, San Jose, Calif., has developed a patent (8,311,975) for a "data warehouse with a domain fact table." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data warehouse includes a plurality of master data tables. The master data tables include surrogate identifiers. Each surrogate identifier (SID) identifies a master data table domain inside a master data table from the plurality of master data tables. A plurality of dimension tables use the surrogate identifiers to link to the master data table domains within the master data tables. A fact table stores dimension identifiers (DIM IDs) that provide links to the dimension tables. A domain fact table stores aggregated data aggregated from data stored in the master data tables. The aggregated data is accessible from the domain fact table using surrogate identifiers, without using DIM IDs stored in the fact table." The patent application was filed on Feb. 28, 2011 (13/037,034). 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=8,311,975&OS=8,311,975&RS=8,311,975 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.



*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Methods and Systems for Applications for Z-numbers ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Lotfi A. Zadeh, Berkeley, Calif., has developed a patent (8,311,973) for "methods and systems for applications for Z-numbers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Generally, decisions are based on information. To be useful, information must be reliable. Basically, the concept of a Z-number relates to the issue of reliability of information. A Z-number, Z, has two components, Z=(A,B). The first component, A, is a restriction (constraint) on the values which a real-valued uncertain variable, X, is allowed to take. The second component, B, is a measure of reliability (certainty) of the first component. Typically, A and B are described in a natural language, for example: (about 45 minutes, very sure). Z-number has many applications, especially in the realms of economics, decision analysis, risk assessment, prediction, anticipation, rule-based characterization of imprecise functions and relations, and biomedicine. Different methods, applications, and systems are discussed. Other Fuzzy concepts are also discussed." The patent application was filed on March 19, 2012 (13/423,758). 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=8,311,973&OS=8,311,973&RS=8,311,973 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Arizona, California Inventors Develop Patent for Apparatus, System, and Method for Storing and Retrieving Compressed Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Michael Thomas Benhase, Tucson, Ariz., Susan Kay Candelaria, Tucson, Ariz., Yu-Cheng Hsu, Tucson, Ariz., and Minh-Ngoc Le Huynh, San Jose, Calif., have developed a patent (8,312,210) for an "apparatus, system, and method for storing and retrieving compressed data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for storing and retrieving compressed data. A compression module compresses a data file organized in logical tracks. A ratio module determines a track compression ratio. The track compression ratio is a ratio of an integer value n to one. A destage module destages a single directory entry for the data file to a directory. The directory entry points to a zeroth track on a hard disk drive. The destage module further destages the data file sequentially to tracks of the hard disk drive from the zeroth track with n logical tracks of the data file stored on one physical track of the hard disk drive. A stage module stages a kth logical track from a physical track of the hard disk drive. The physical track is specified by an integer value of k divided by n." The patent application was filed on Jan. 3, 2008 (11/969,185). 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=8,312,210&OS=8,312,210&RS=8,312,210 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Computerized Information Selection and Download Apparatus and Methods ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Robert F. Gazdzinski, San Diego, has developed a patent (8,311,834) for "computerized information selection and download apparatus and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for providing information useful to a particular user of a computerized apparatus. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a portable computerized apparatus (such as for example a digital assistant or notebook computer) which obtains information configured according to a user profile after identification of the user via a short range wireless technology such as RFID." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2012 (13/406,408). 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=8,311,834&OS=8,311,834&RS=8,311,834 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Detection, Communication and Control in Multimode Cellular, TDMA, GSM, Spread Spectrum, CDMA, OFDM WiLAN and WiFi Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Kamilo Feher, El Macero, Calif., has developed a patent (8,311,509) for "detection, communication and control in multimode cellular, TDMA, GSM, spread spectrum, CDMA, OFDM WiLAN and WiFi systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Detection device for detection and generation of detection device generated signal, processed with remote control device generated remote control signal, with location finder or location tracker or navigation signal and with Modulation Demodulation (Modem) Format Selectable (MFS) communication signal. Processor for processing a digital signal into cross-correlated in-phase and quadrature-phase filtered signal and for processing a voice signal into Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) or Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) signal. Detection device generated signal and location finder signal, with OFDM or OFDMA processed voice signal is used in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network. Detection device generated signal and location finder signal with Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA), Global Mobile System (GSM) and spread spectrum Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) signal is used in a cellular network. Polar and quadrature modulator and two antenna transmitter for transmission of provided processed signal. Transmitter with two amplifiers operated in separate radio frequency (RF) bands. One transmitter is operated as a Non-Linearly Amplified (NLA) transmitter and the other transmitter is operated as a linearly amplified or linearized amplifier transmitter. Two antenna receiver and demodulator. Diversity receiver and demodulator." The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2007 (11/930,159). 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=8,311,509&OS=8,311,509&RS=8,311,509 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for System and Method for Structured Search ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Mikhail Gilula, Foster City, Calif., has developed a patent (8,312,039) for a "system and method for structured search." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for structured search of information, including but not limited to, search for goods and services in e-commerce and mobile e-commerce, is disclosed. In some embodiments, the system comprises a plurality of heterogeneously structured data sources, a plurality of query objects that represent queries to the data sources and that are independent of the structure of the data sources, and a user interface configured to query the plurality of query objects." The patent application was filed on Feb. 4, 2009 (12/365,875). 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=8,312,039&OS=8,312,039&RS=8,312,039 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventors Develop Patent for Accurate Methods for Modeling the Spatial Distribution for Irrigation Systems for Landscapes ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Geza Kisch, Riverside, Calif., Tim Francis Lindsey, Riverside, Calif., and Thomas Carr, Corona, Calif., have developed a patent (8,311,786) for "accurate methods for modeling the spatial distribution for irrigation systems for landscapes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Accurate methods to model the precipitation rate, water delivery spatial distribution, and distribution uniformity for irrigation systems for landscapes are described. A relatively small set of test data is fitted to empirical and physics-based formulas. This permits the extrapolation of test data for an irrigation system with sprinklers being used with any arbitrary specification of operational and environmental variables. The operational variables are the pressure at the sprinkler head, sprinkler model and nozzle choice, range of arc operation, throw adjustment, head tilt, run time, and spatial position. The environmental variables are the wind profile and three-dimensional terrain topology. The; invention predicts the surface distributions and the three-dimension spatial distributions. Projected onto a landscape surface, this predicts the surface distributions for any arbitrary landscape topology, and includes the effect of wind upon the distribution, and thus provides a very general and realistic irrigation design tool." The patent application was filed on Sept. 8, 2009 (12/555,773). 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=8,311,786&OS=8,311,786&RS=8,311,786 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Distributed Cable Modem Termination System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Selim Shlomo Rakib, Cupertino, Calif., has developed a patent (8,311,412) for a "distributed cable modem termination system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Distributed CMTS device for a HFC CATV network serving multiple neighborhoods by multiple individual cables, in which the QAM modulators that provide data for the individual cables are divided between QAM modulators located at the cable plant, and remote QAM modulators ideally located at the fiber nodes. A basic set of CATV QAM data waveforms may be transmitted to the nodes using a first fiber, and a second set of IP/on-demand data may be transmitted to the nodes using an alternate fiber or alternate fiber frequency, and optionally other protocols such as Ethernet protocols. The nodes will extract the data specific to each neighborhood and inject this data into unused QAM channels, thus achieving improved data transmission rates through finer granularity. A computerized "virtual shelf" control system for this system is also disclosed. The system has high backward compatibility, and can be configured to mimic a conventional cable plant CMTS." The patent application was filed on Jan. 22, 2010 (12/692,582). 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=8,311,412&OS=8,311,412&RS=8,311,412 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Computer Modeling of Project Management Process ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Ilya M. Fishman, Palo Alto, Calif., has developed a patent (8,311,872) for a "computer modeling of project management process." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Computer modeling process of project management based on Monte Carlo simulation of average quantum mechanical wave function of the project milestone predicting the project delay or project cost increase, based on presenting project milestones as superposition of wave functions of all tasks, averaged over multiple project samples, with each task's duration randomly distributed around its scheduled value." The patent application was filed on June 11, 2009 (12/456,062). 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=8,311,872&OS=8,311,872&RS=8,311,872 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Conditional Balance Management for Non-issuer Debit Instruments ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Gary Stephen Shuster, Fresno, Calif., has developed a patent (8,311,940) for a "conditional balance management for non-issuer debit instruments." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer receives information about a debit account controlled by a third-party issuer, a user owing the account and instructions for managing the account after a specified trigger date. Operating according the instructions, an unknown remaining balance in the account may be exhausted after the trigger date has passed, using a sequence of charges responsive to the initial balance, to the last charge amount completed or attempted, and to whether or not the last charge amount is accepted. In the alternative, or in addition, the account may be managed to convert the remaining balance to a non-monetary coupon (e.g., "virtual currency") for use in an online computer game or the like, after the trigger date." The patent application was filed on May 29, 2011 (13/075,154). 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=8,311,940&OS=8,311,940&RS=8,311,940 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Recurring Transaction Processing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Barbara Patterson, South San Francisco, Calif., has developed a patent (8,311,943) for a recurring transaction processing.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for processing of recurring payments are provided that do not require merchants to update consumer account information when a consumer is issued a new account number for a payment card or the like. For example, when a consumer is issued a new account number by an issuer, the new account number can be provided to a payment processing network. A server computer in the payment processing network then identifies any recurring payments associated with the user's old account number and provides the consumer with a list of merchants for which the consumer had established recurring payments associated with the old account number. The consumer is then provided the opportunity to select those merchants for whom the consumer wishes to continue the recurring payments using the new account number. The payment processing network then creates a mapping between the old account number and the new account number for the merchants designated by the consumer and continues to process recurring payment authorization requests received from the designated merchants using the old account information. As a result, the merchants do not need to make any updates to the consumer account information maintained by the merchants, and the consumer is provided with the ability to easily select which merchants can continue processing recurring payments using the old account number." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2011 (13/117,503). 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=8,311,943&OS=8,311,943&RS=8,311,943 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Method for Determining Premiums for Representation and Warranty Insurance for Mortgage Loans ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Arthur J. Prieston, San Rafael, Calif., has developed a patent (8,311,912) for a "method for determining premiums for representation and warranty insurance for mortgage loans." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An insurance program for entities in the mortgage industry that provides coverage for financial loss as a result of material inaccuracies in the financial information provided by or on behalf of the borrower. The insurance program preferably includes the initial insurance application and establishment of an insurance agreement, periodic issuing of individual insurance coverages for particular loans handled by the lender, training and consulting on improved controls for lenders, maintaining an ineligible database of entities and a database of loan information, and handling of claims. The periodic issuing of individual insurance coverages includes receiving production information from the lender and determining the premium for the production information based at least in part on the insurance agreement. In at least one embodiment, the periodic issuing of individual insurance coverages includes scrubbing production information against databases as part of determining which loans on which to calculate the premium. The insurance program also includes a methodology for lender processing of new mortgage applications." The patent application was filed on March 7, 2005 (11/072,407). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,311,912&OS=8,311,912&RS=8,311,912 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Assigned Patent for Asymmetric Writer for Shingled Magnetic Recording ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has been assigned a patent (8,310,786) developed by four co-inventors for an "asymmetric writer for shingled magnetic recording." The co-inventors are de la Anton R. Fuente, San Jose, Calif., Masafumi Mochizuki, Kanagawa-ken, Japan, James T. Olson, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Roger W. Wood, Gilroy, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a system includes a writer for shingled recording which includes a write pole having a trailing edge and first and second side edges extending from the trailing edge. The writer further includes a shield extending along and about parallel to only a portion of the trailing edge or only a portion of the first side edge, and the shield does not extend along the second side edge. In addition, an angle formed between the first side edge and the trailing edge along an air bearing surface side of the writer is different than an angle formed between the second side edge and the trailing edge along the air bearing surface side of the writer. Other systems are also presented which include advanced shingled writing head designs." The patent application was filed on Sept. 9, 2009 (12/556,472). 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=8,310,786&OS=8,310,786&RS=8,310,786 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Seiko Epson Assigned Patent for One-touch Projector Alignment for 3D Stereo Display ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Seiko Epson, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,310,525) developed by Kar-Han Tan, Santa Clara, Calif., for an "one-touch projector alignment for 3D stereo display." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A 3D image is created by using two digital projectors having overlapping projection regions. The two digital projectors both emit polarized light, and are arranged at different angles to each other, such that individual images projected from respective digital projectors can be discerned by the use of polarized eyeglasses. Individualized light transport matrices are used to coordinate together the two digital projectors." The patent application was filed on Oct. 7, 2008 (12/247,108). 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=8,310,525&OS=8,310,525&RS=8,310,525 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Infrared, CDMA and OFDM Signal Transmission Methods ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Kamilo Feher, El Macero, Calif., has developed a patent (8,311,140) for "infrared, CDMA and OFDM signal transmission methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for, processing, modulating and transmitting one or more signals, in a mobile unit, used in an infrared (IR) system, in a cellular system and in a Wi-Fi wireless network. Receiving, demodulating and processing a modulated signal for generating a position finder signal, including Global Positioning System (GPS) signal. Method for generating and processing cross-correlated, TDMA, CDMA and OFDM signals. Selection of TDMA, CDMA and OFDM signals and transmission of TDMA, CDMA, OFDM or IR signal. Processing methods for providing cross-correlated spread spectrum, or cross-correlated Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) baseband signals to quadrature modulators for modulation and transmission. Method for multiple input multiple output (MIMO)transmission-reception. Method for processing touch-screen generated signals into touch screen generated control signals for control of selection of transmission of one or more of TDMA or CDMA or OFDM or IR signal." The patent application was filed on Jan. 15, 2012 (13/350,775). 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=8,311,140&OS=8,311,140&RS=8,311,140 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Research In Motion Assigned Patent for Wireless Device Battery Conservation Method and System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Research In Motion, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, has been assigned a patent (8,311,594) developed by Muhammad Khaledul Islam, Ottawa, and Asif Hossain, San Jose, Calif., for a "wireless device battery conservation method and system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Generally, the present invention provides a method for detecting poor RF conditions, and entering different sleep mode levels or phases in accordance with the RF conditions to save battery power. Mobile device battery life can be conserved when the mobile device detects poor RF conditions and enters a deep sleep mode of operation. In this deep sleep mode of operation the mobile device periodically samples the RF conditions and gradually increases the period between samples when the RF conditions do not improve. Because mobility can change the RF condition for wireless devices even in areas of good RF coverage, the mobile device operating in the deep sleep mode can detect this mobility and thus enhance the probability of entering an idle state, or alternatively, entering a longer power save mode. When the RF condition improves, the mobile device exits from the deep sleep mode and returns to the idle state." The patent application was filed on March 2, 2012 (13/410,672). 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=8,311,594&OS=8,311,594&RS=8,311,594 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Marvell International Assigned Patent for Buffered Audio System with Synchronizing Bus Controller ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Marvell International, Hamilton, Bermuda, has been assigned a patent (8,310,965) developed by four co-inventors for a "buffered audio system with synchronizing bus controller." The co-inventors are Zhenyu Zhang, Campbell, Calif., Sheng Lu, Fremont, Calif., Jing Jiang, San Jose, Calif., Victor Lin, Fremont, Calif., and Hunghsin Kuo, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An audio system includes an audio client device and an access point. The audio client device includes a buffer, a clock generator, a bus controller, a bus receiver, and a control module. The buffer is configured to receive a stream of samples of audio data. The clock generator is configured to generate a first clock signal. The bus controller is configured to read samples from the buffer for transmission across a bus using the first clock signal. The bus receiver is configured to receive samples from the bus controller and output a sampling clock along with each sample. The control module is configured to analyze activity of the buffer and modify operation of the bus controller to synchronize the sampling clock with a remote sampling clock. The access point includes an audio content module, a decoding module, and a network interface that wirelessly transmits the stream of samples." The patent application was filed on July 5, 2006 (11/481,137). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,310,965&OS=8,310,965&RS=8,310,965 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Samsung Electronics Assigned Patent for Detecting Ego-motion on a Mobile Device Displaying Three-dimensional Content ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Samsung Electronics, Suwon, South Korea, has been assigned a patent (8,310,537) developed by Stefan Marti, San Francisco, Seung Wook Kim, Santa Clara, Calif., and Han Joo Chae, Pittsburgh, for a "detecting ego-motion on a mobile device displaying three-dimensional content." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of measuring ego-motion speed of a mobile device is described. The linear motion of the device is measured using an image sensor component, thereby creating linear motion data. The rotational or angular motion of the device is measured using an inertial sensor component, thereby creating rotational motion data. The rotational and linear motion data of the device are used to calculate the ego-motion speed of the mobile device. This ego-motion speed can then be used to control a virtual camera control module for adjusting the view of 3D content viewed by the user on the mobile device as the user moves the device, changing the position of the virtual camera." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2009 (12/551,287). 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=8,310,537&OS=8,310,537&RS=8,310,537 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Canada, California Inventors Develop Patent for Method and System Utilizing Quantum Authentication ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Zhihong Chen, Nepean, Canada, and Jingyi Wang, Dublin, Calif., have developed a patent (8,311,224) for a "method and system utilizing quantum authentication." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and a method with quantum cryptography authentication. The system includes an optical link connecting a sender and a receiver. The sender transmitting a first optical pulse and a second optical pulse having a defined time delay therebetween. The first pulse is modulated with a first authentication phase shift; and the second pulse is modulated with phases selected from one basis of two non-orthogonal bases, and encoded with one of two orthogonal states within the one basis based on an information of the sender, and with a second authentication phase shift. The receiver includes a splitter receiving and splitting the first and the second pulse into pulses of interest. The split pulses of interest are modulated with the first authentication phase shift; and the second authentication phase shift, respectively. The receiver includes a second coupler whereby the split pulses of interest arrive at the second coupler simultaneously. The receiver includes a first set of detectors receiving the combined pulses, which determine the one basis of the two non-orthogonal bases; and a second set of detectors receiving the combined pulses, and determine the one of the two orthogonal states within the basis and thereby decoding the information of the sender." The patent application was filed on Oct. 17, 2008 (12/253,256). 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=8,311,224&OS=8,311,224&RS=8,311,224 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sony Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Sony, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,312,055) developed by Orlando Arreola, San Diego, for a "content alert upon availability for internet-enabled TV." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The user of an Internet-enabled CE device such as an Internet protocol TV (IPTV) can enter search terms describing desired Internet-sourced programs, and Internet channels are monitored to detect when the desired programs become available. When a desired program is detected an alert appears on screen, which can be selected to navigate to a current alert user interface (UI) from which detected desired programs can be selected for presentation." The patent application was filed on June 11, 2010 (12/813,919). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,312,055&OS=8,312,055&RS=8,312,055 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Marvell International Assigned Patent for Adaptive OFDM Receiver Based on Carrier Frequency Offset ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Marvell International, Hamilton, Bermuda, has been assigned a patent (8,311,152) developed by Jungwon Lee, Stanford, Calif., Hui-Ling Lou, Palo Alto, Calif., and Dimitrios-Alexandros Toumpakaris, Sunnyvale, Calif., for an "adaptive OFDM receiver based on carrier frequency offset." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An adaptive receiver comprises a receiver module that receives an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal. An operating parameters module monitors at least one operating parameter of the receiver module and generates a select signal based the at least one operating parameter. An estimator module selects between first and second algorithms based on the select signal and selectively estimates a carrier frequency offset (CFO) of the OFDM signal using the one of the first and second algorithms. Alternately, an estimator module adjusts algorithm operating parameters of a first algorithm based on the select signal and selectively estimates a carrier frequency offset (CFO) of the OFDM signal using the selected algorithm operating parameters of the first algorithm." The patent application was filed on Nov. 10, 2004 (10/986,110). 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=8,311,152&OS=8,311,152&RS=8,311,152 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** NHK Spring Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- NHK Spring, Yokohama, Japan, has been assigned a patent (8,310,790) developed by Edmund B. Fanslau Jr., San Jose, Calif., for a "remote drive rotary head dual stage actuator." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A gimbal assembly of a dual-stage microactuator is provided with a remotely-located piezoelectric transducer (PZT) and at least one actuation strut connecting an asymmetrical amplification structure supporting the PZT to a tongue supporting a slider, such that the movement of the PZT over the asymmetrical amplification structure is amplified by the asymmetrical amplification structure and at least one actuation strut into rotation of the tongue and slider. A plurality of actuation struts connect opposing sides of the asymmetrical amplification structure with opposing sides of the tongue, which causes the tongue to rotate about a central portion of the tongue upon which a dimple of a supporting loadbeam contacts the tongue." The patent application was filed on June 11, 2011 (13/158,406). 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=8,310,790&OS=8,310,790&RS=8,310,790 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Marvell World Trade Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Marvell World Trade, St. Michael, Barbados, has been assigned a patent (8,311,116) developed by Vipin Namboodiri, Bangalore, India, Mainak Biswas, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Keepudi Muni Babu, Bangalore, India, for a "method and apparatus for periodic structure handling for motion compensation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A motion compensated picture rate converter for determining a dominant motion vector for a block appearing in two images includes a high-pass filter and a low-pass filter, transform calculators responsive to the filters for performing transforms on at least two images to produce a frequency-domain representation of the images, estimating calculators for estimating a plurality of motion vectors based on the frequency-domain representations, and a periodic structure detection and elimination module responsive to the transform calculators and the estimating calculators for identifying a period based on the frequency-domain representation of the images and for selecting a dominant motion vector based on the estimated motion vectors and the identified period. A method of operation is also disclosed." The patent application was filed on July 6, 2009 (12/497,841). 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=8,311,116&OS=8,311,116&RS=8,311,116 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Onmobile Global Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Onmobile Global, Bangalore, India, has been assigned a patent (8,311,095) developed by Stephen F. Brown, West Ryde, Australia, and Marwan A. Jabri, Tiburon, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for transcoding between hybrid video codec bitstreams." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for performing transcoding between bitstreams coded by hybrid video codecs which uses fewer resources than decoding/decompressing the original bitstream and recoding/recompressing it to the second format. According to a specific embodiment, the present method can exploits the similarity of the standard video compression algorithms to, where possible, convert encoded parameters in the incoming bitstreams directly into encoded parameters which constitute compliant data for the outgoing bitstream." The patent application was filed on Jan. 12, 2009 (12/352,544). 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=8,311,095&OS=8,311,095&RS=8,311,095 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Marvell International Assigned Patent for Write-assist and Power-down Circuit for Low Power SRAM Applications ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Marvell International, Hamilton, Bermuda, has been assigned a patent (8,310,894) developed by Jason T. Su, Los Altos, Calif., and Karthik Swaminathan, San Jose, Calif., for a "write-assist and power-down circuit for low power SRAM applications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described herein are methods and apparatuses for write-assist voltage generation and power-down voltage scaling for static random access memory (SRAM) cells. According to various embodiments, an SRAM cell may include a local power supply voltage node for receiving a power supply voltage generated by a power supply voltage generator circuit, the generated power supply voltage being substantially equal to or less than a global power supply voltage provided to one or more transistors of the SRAM cell during a write-enable or power-down mode." The patent application was filed on Nov. 15, 2010 (12/946,534). 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=8,310,894&OS=8,310,894&RS=8,310,894 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Two-dimensional Lensing Arrangment for Optical Beam Collimation and Beam Orientation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Brent Baugh, Palo Alto, Calif., has developed a patent (8,310,766) for a "two-dimensional lensing arrangment for optical beam collimation and beam orientation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An arrangement for collimating and turning an optical beam utilizing a pair of two-dimensional lenses to separate the collimation into separate one-dimensional operations, while using one of the two-dimensional lenses to also perform the turning operation. A first two-dimensional lensing surface is disposed at the endface of a launching waveguide. This first two-dimensional lensing surface provides collimation along one axis of the system (for example, the X axis). A second two-dimensional lensing surface is provided by introducing a defined curvature to a turning mirror in the system. The curvature of the turning mirror is designed to create collimation (or focusing, if desired) in the orthogonal beamfront (in this case, the Y axis beamfront), while also re-directing the propagating signal into the desired orientation." The patent application was filed on June 12, 2009 (12/456,145). 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=8,310,766&OS=8,310,766&RS=8,310,766 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Business Objects Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Business Objects Software, Dublin, Ireland, has been assigned a patent (8,312,018) developed by five co-inventors for an "entity expansion and grouping." The co-inventors are Mohammed Shami, Sunnyvale, Calif., Tri Do, San Jose, Calif., Kevin Wright, San Jose, Calif., Hemant Puranik, San Ramon, Calif., and George Chitouras, Menlo Park, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to convert an entity to a standard form including normalized attributes, a tag reference and a feature. The entity is expanded with corresponding variants. The standard form and corresponding variants are combined to form an annotated entity in a first processing step. The entity is assigned to a group in a second processing step that accesses the annotated entity. The entity is processed in a single pass comprising the first processing step and the second processing step." The patent application was filed on Oct. 20, 2010 (12/908,781). 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=8,312,018&OS=8,312,018&RS=8,312,018 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Thomson Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Thomson Licensing, Boulogne-Billancourt, France, has been assigned a patent (8,311,391) developed by Ion Vizireanu, West Lake Village, Calif., Mike Arthur Derrenberger, Hopkinton, Mass., and Yousef Wasef Nijim, Valencia, Calif., for a "method and system for analyzing and marking a film." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for analyzing and marking a film include determining color conditions which define colors compatible with a proposed mark, retrieving a number of consecutive frames to be marked, and determining potential marking areas within an image of each frame of the film. The color components associated with each potential marking area are analyzed to generate color values, and the color values of each of the potential marking areas are compared with the respective color conditions for determining ideal marking areas. Actual marking locations in the film are determined from the determined ideal marking areas." The patent application was filed on Aug. 5, 2010 (12/308,528). 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=8,311,391&OS=8,311,391&RS=8,311,391 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Compact Imaging Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Compact Imaging, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,681) developed by Josh N. Hogan, Los Altos, Calif., for an "orthogonal reference analysis system with enhanced SNR." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, apparatus and system for non-invasive imagining and analysis involves generating probe radiation and reference radiation that have orthogonal polarization characteristics and controlling the polarization characteristics such that substantially all the back scattered probe radiation co-propagates with controlled amounts of components of the reference radiation, thereby improving signal to noise ratios and hence performance of imaging and analysis systems. A preferred embodiment of the invention includes a rotational sensitive mirror that systematically rotates the polarization vector of higher order components of the reference radiation." The patent application was filed on June 21, 2008 (12/214,600). 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=8,310,681&OS=8,310,681&RS=8,310,681 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Invention Science Fund I Assigned Patent for Plasmon Tomography ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Invention Science Fund I, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,310,680) developed by Roderick A. Hyde, Livermore, Calif., for a plasmon tomography.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Plasmon energy is produced by exciting a plasmon resonance at least one excitation position on a first surface of a first material, and the plasmon energy is detected at at least one measurement position on the first surface after the plasmon energy has propagated from the at least one excitation position to the at least one measurement position. An attenuation of plasmon energy is determined along a plurality of paths between the at least one excitation position and the at least one measurement position, and relative distances between the first surface and a second surface of a second material are determined at a plurality of points on at least one of the surfaces based on the determined attenuation of plasmon energy along the plurality of paths." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2011 (13/374,531). 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=8,310,680&OS=8,310,680&RS=8,310,680 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Mori Seiki Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Mori Seiki, Nara, Japan, has been assigned a patent (8,310,539) developed by four co-inventors for a "calibration method and calibration device." The co-inventors are Bingyan Zhao, West Sacramento, Calif., Xiaodong Tian, West Sacramento, Calif., Zhe Jin, West Sacramento, Calif., and Vijay Srivatsan, West Sacramento, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The calibration device 1 is set up in a machine tool 50 and provides: a image capture subject material 10 having a calibration pattern 14 that includes one feature point and being attached to the spindle 55, two-dimensional coordinate calculation parts 22, 23 that calculate the two-dimensional coordinates of feature points based on the two-dimensional image data that is created from the images of the calibration pattern 14 that were captured at multiple movement positions of the spindle 55 by the CCD camera 58; a three-dimensional coordinate calculation part 24 that calculates the three-dimensional coordinates of the feature points that correspond to each movement position of the spindle 55; and a parameter calculation part 26 that calculates the intrinsic parameters and extrinsic parameters of the CCD camera 58 based on the two-dimensional coordinates and three-dimensional coordinates at each movement position of the spindle 55." The patent application was filed on May 29, 2009 (12/475,252). 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=8,310,539&OS=8,310,539&RS=8,310,539 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Novartis Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Novartis, Basel, Switzerland, has been assigned a patent (8,310,468) developed by Michael M. Martin, Newport Beach, Calif., for a "control display positioning system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A control display positioning system includes three vertically oriented hinges and a horizontally oriented hinge attached to the back of the control display. Two arms are used to connect the three vertically oriented hinges one to another. In each vertically oriented hinge is a central space for the passage of electrical cables therethrough. Also in each vertically oriented hinge is a washer stack that provides the necessary friction forces for the control display positioning system to remain in a selected position after being repositioned by a user." The patent application was filed on May 17, 2007 (11/750,083). 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=8,310,468&OS=8,310,468&RS=8,310,468 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Image Sensors and Methods with Column Readout Circuits ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Alexander Krymski, Pasadena, Calif., has developed a patent (8,310,578) for "image sensors and methods with column readout circuits." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An image sensor includes a pixel array, a plurality of column readout lines, and a plurality of column readout circuits. The pixel array includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns. Each of the plurality of column readout lines is connected to a corresponding at least two pixels of the plurality of pixels. Each of the plurality of column readout circuits is connected to a corresponding column readout line of the plurality of column readout lines and includes an amplifier, a first capacitor connected between the corresponding column readout line and an input of the amplifier, and a second capacitor connected between the corresponding column readout line and the input of the amplifier." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2009 (12/433,711). 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=8,310,578&OS=8,310,578&RS=8,310,578 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sony Computer Entertainment Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Sony Computer Entertainment, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,310,527) developed by Heinrich Shih Ko, San Francisco, Jae Won Paik, San Mateo, Calif., and Gary Zalewski, Oakland, Calif., for a "display device with 3D shutter control unit." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for providing respective video signals to at least two viewers is disclosed. The system includes a control unit; and a display connected to the control unit. The control unit is operable to control the display to alternately display an image from a first video signal and an image from a second video signal, to synchronize a first shuttered filter to the display such that the first filter is shuttered when the second video signal image is displayed, and to synchronize a second shuttered filter to the display such that the second filter is shuttered when the first video signal image is displayed. In this way only the first video signal image is provided to a first viewer using the first shuttered filter and only the second video signal image is provided to a second viewer using the second shuttered filter." The patent application was filed on July 14, 2009 (12/503,025). 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=8,310,527&OS=8,310,527&RS=8,310,527 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Marvell International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Marvell International, Hamilton, Bermuda, has been assigned a patent (8,311,160) developed by Hongyuan Zhang, Sunnyvale, Calif., for an "explicit beamformee method and apparatus for MIMO and MISO systems with single data stream." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Channel state information (CSI) is determined for a single data stream transmitted via a plurality of antennas. Cophasing angles are determined for the plurality of antennas using the CSI. The cophasing angles are quantized, and explicit beamforming feedback is generated based on using the quantized cophasing angles as indices into a look-up table." The patent application was filed on March 2, 2009 (12/396,323). 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=8,311,160&OS=8,311,160&RS=8,311,160 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** HGST Netherlands Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- HGST Netherlands, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has been assigned a patent (8,310,902) developed by John Thomas Contreras, Palo Alto, Calif., and Rehan Ahmed Zakai, San Ramon, Calif., for a "signal-extraction laser-pulse system architecture for thermally-assisted magnetic recording." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A thermal-assisted magnetic recording (TAMR) system is described which generates laser-pulse signals from the write data line. Additionally, training signals for initial synchronization are fed to the preamp IC using the write data line during servo read cycle. This requires no increase in the number of wires going to read-write driver chip (R/W IC) (preamp). In embodiments of the invention the R/W IC also includes registers that are set using serial data from the system electronics to influence the characteristics of the drive signal to the laser." The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2011 (13/337,046). 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=8,310,902&OS=8,310,902&RS=8,310,902 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** TOPCON Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- TOPCON, Tokyo-to, Japan, has been assigned a patent (8,310,653) developed by seven co-inventors for a "laser scanner, laser scanner measuring system, calibration method for laser scanner measuring system and target for calibration." The co-inventors are Kazuhiro Ogawa, Itabashi-ku, Japan, Hiroto Shibuya, Itabashi-ku, Japan, Shigeyuki Yamaguchi, Itabashi-ku, Japan, Ryousuke Miyoshi, Itabashi-ku, Japan, You Sasaki, Itabashi-ku, Japan, Hiroyuki Konno, Dublin, Calif., and Jeffrey Robert DeBoer, Livermore, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to the present invention, a laser scanner measuring system, which has a laser scanner and a calibration target, wherein the laser scanner comprises a light emitting element for emitting a pulsed laser beam, a rotary projecting unit for projecting the pulsed laser beam for scanning, a distance measuring unit, which has a distance measuring light receiving unit, for measuring a distance by receiving a reflection light from an object to be measured, and a control unit for driving and controlling the light emitting element and the distance measuring unit, and wherein the calibration target has a reflection sector with a known shape and with high reflectance and is installed at a known position, comprising a step for judging a reflected pulsed laser beam from the reflection sector as received by the distance measuring light receiving unit by detecting a level of light quantity, a step for determining a center position of the reflection sector based on the result of the judgment, and a step for calibrating the laser scanner measuring system based on the determined center position and on the known position." The patent application was filed on Dec. 11, 2009 (12/653,356). 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=8,310,653&OS=8,310,653&RS=8,310,653 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Spreadtrum Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Spreadtrum Communications, Shanghai, China, has been assigned a patent (8,311,325) developed by Yi Wang, Shanghai, China, and Fuhui Lin, Cupertino, Calif., for a "method of detecting and rectifying red-eyes automatically when taking photos." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention discloses a method for automatically detecting and correcting red eye in a photo taking process. The method utilizes a preview function which all of the current digital cameras have. When flash light is needed during the photo taking process, an image which is closest to the shutter pressing time is read from a preview image sequence and this image is stored. Then, red eye detection is performed according to various related information (e.g., chroma information) of this image and the image actually taken. A correction process is conducted on the detected red eye area. The corrected image is stored as a resulting image in a storage unit in the camera. Therefore, the red eye is removed rapidly and accurately during a single normal exposure process and the image without red eye is thus obtained." The patent application was filed on Nov. 10, 2009 (12/615,882). 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=8,311,325&OS=8,311,325&RS=8,311,325 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Canon Assigned Patent for Performing Spectral Gamut Mapping for Reproducing an Image ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Canon, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,311,324) developed by Siu-Kei Tin, Milpitas, Calif., for a "performing spectral gamut mapping for reproducing an image." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Spectral gamut mapping is performed for reproducing an image comprising a plurality of pixels using a device. Sample data is generated to span a spectral gamut of the device, the sample data is divided into plural subdivisions based on colorimetry of the sample data, a local interim connection space (ICS) is constructed for each of the plural subdivisions, and a sub-gamut is constructed corresponding to each of the local ICS's. For each of the plurality of pixels, a sub-gamut which corresponds to the pixel is selected from the constructed sub-gamuts, and spectral gamut mapping is performed for the pixel using the selected sub-gamut in the local ICS." The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2009 (12/538,829). 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=8,311,324&OS=8,311,324&RS=8,311,324 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Ericsson Assigned Patent for Virtual Care-of Address for Mobile IP (Internet Protocol) ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Ericsson, Stockholm, Sweden, has been assigned a patent (8,311,014) developed by Vamsidhar Valluri, Fremont, Calif., and Shahriar I. Rahman, San Jose, Calif., for a "virtual care-of address for mobile IP (internet protocol)." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An IP (Internet Protocol) session for a mobile node is carried out through the use of a virtual care-of address. A foreign agent sends an agent advertisement to the mobile node to allow the mobile node to choose from a list of IP addresses of the foreign agent. To perform virtual care-of address services, the foreign agent ties the virtual care-of address to a mobile node so that an intelligent and dynamic selection of tunnels to be used for the IP session can occur. Therefore, traffic for an IP session is not limited to transmission over the single particular tunnel that corresponds to an IP address initially selected by the mobile node. Rather, the virtual care-of address shifts the tunneling decision from the mobile node to the foreign agent. Supporting multiple tunnels between home agent and foreign agent allows resilience, redundancy, and service-level differentiation to mobile node traffic without involving the mobile node in the process." The patent application was filed on Nov. 6, 2009 (12/614,163). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,311,014&OS=8,311,014&RS=8,311,014 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** NTT DoCoMo Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- NTT DoCoMo, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,311,334) developed by Onur Guleryuz, San Francisco, and Jana Zujovic, Evanston, Ill., for a "complexity regularized pattern representation, search, and compression." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for performing pattern representation, search and/or compression. In one embodiment, the method comprises extracting one or more target patterns from a portion of an image; forming a pattern matrix based on the one or more target patterns; approximating the pattern matrix using a complexity-regularized representation derived from the pattern matrix; and sending a query to search a library of images for vectors in the query to detect, using the a complexity-regularized representation, any image in the library that contains image patches similar to the one or more target patterns." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2009 (12/566,557). 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=8,311,334&OS=8,311,334&RS=8,311,334 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Fuji Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Fuji Xerox, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,310,542) developed by Andreas Girgensohn, Palo Alto, Calif., Frank M. Shipman, College Station, Texas, and Lynn D. Wilcox, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "segmenting time based on the geographic distribution of activity in sensor data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention segments detector input according to the time and the level of activity in different geographic regions of a locality. In one embodiment of the invention the detector input is comprised of video stream from one or more cameras to identify activity in the video. In one embodiment of the invention the detector input is comprised of sensor outputs such as RFID, pressure plates, etc. Various embodiments of the invention include identifying boundaries based on the level of activity. In embodiments of the invention, the boundaries can be used to select time dimensions. In one embodiment, by recognizing time dimensions with distinctive activity patterns, systems can better present overviews of activity over time." The patent application was filed on Nov. 28, 2007 (11/946,794). 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=8,310,542&OS=8,310,542&RS=8,310,542 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Seiko Epson Assigned Patent for Balancing Luminance Disparity in a Display by Multiple Projectors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20 -- Seiko Epson, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,310,499) developed by Victor Ivashin, Danville, Calif., for "balancing luminance disparity in a display by multiple projectors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In an example embodiment, a system for creating a display from multiple projectors receives as an input a source pixel derived from an image to be displayed. The system generates a scalar-adjusted pixel by applying a scalar for an adjustment range to each channel value in the source pixel, where the scalar depends on whether the source pixel is gray or color. The system modifies each channel value in the scalar-adjusted pixel according to a luminance adjustment curve for a projector, where the luminance adjustment curve depends on whether the source pixel is gray or color. The system generates the luminance adjustment curve from captured calibration images by: (1) creating an interpolated response curve; and (2) generating and inverting a median difference curve based on the interpolated response curve for the projector and the in 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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