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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Nov. 29)

[November 29, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Nov. 29)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Florida.

*** TruePosition Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- TruePosition, Berwyn, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,320,931) developed by Matthew L. Ward, Collegeville, Pa., Paul M. Czarnecki, Palm City, Fla., and Robert J. Anderson, Phoenixville, Pa., for a "geo-fencing in a wireless location system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Method and systems are employed by a wireless location system (WLS) for locating a wireless device operating in a geographic area served by a wireless communications system. An exemplary method includes defining a geo-fenced area. The method then includes monitoring a set of predefined signaling links of the wireless communications system, and detecting that a mobile device has performed any of the following acts with respect to the geo-fenced area: (1) entered the geo-fenced area, (2) exited the geo-fenced area, and (3) come within a predefined degree of proximity near the geo-fenced area. A high-accuracy location function may then be triggered in order to determine the geographic location of the mobile device." The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2005 (11/198,996). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,320,931&OS=8,320,931&RS=8,320,931 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.



*** XG Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- XG Technology, Sarasota, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,320,910) developed by Joseph A. Bobier, Sunrise, Fla., for "band masking of self organizing cellular networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention addresses a method of whereby a cellular base station can scan the radio band to identify radio channels that are not in use, then claim those un-used radio channels for use to transmit and receive radio signals. A plurality of such radio base station could then comprise a cellular radio network, which channel planning and frequency re-use has become autonomous and self organizing. The present disclosure aims to further expand the utility and function of such self organizing cellular networks by including a user interface to the base station by which the operator can define the radio spectrum boundaries that the base station is authorized to operate within and to further set operational rules for the use of sub-sections of that defined spectral boundary." The patent application was filed on Sept. 7, 2011 (13/226,710). 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=8,320,910&OS=8,320,910&RS=8,320,910 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Pathwork Diagnostics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Pathwork Diagnostics, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,321,137) developed by four co-inventors for "knowledge-based storage of diagnostic models." The co-inventors are Quang Tran, Fremont, Calif., Glenda G. Anderson, San Jose, Calif., Alejandrina Pattin, Orlando, Fla., and Cheryl Kay Hornbaker, Denver.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, computer systems, and computer readable medium for testing a plurality of models in order to classify a biological specimen. A determination is made as to whether a model precondition associated with a model in the plurality of models has been satisfied. The model is skipped when the model precondition has not been satisfied. When the model precondition has been satisfied, the first model is tested by selecting a calculation from the first model. The selected calculation is computed using cellular constituent abundance values from the biological specimen in accordance with a calculation algorithm set forth in the selected model. This selecting and computing is repeated for one or more calculations in the selected model. Then, each of these calculations is aggregated in accordance with an aggregation algorithm associated with the selected model. These steps are repeated for at least one other model in the plurality of models. A computer medium comprising a classifier for classifying a biological specimen into a biological sample class that includes one or more models. Each of the one or more models comprises (i) an optional model precondition, (ii) a calculation algorithm, (iii) a plurality of calculations, and (iv) a calculation aggregation algorithm." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2004 (10/861,177). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,321,137&OS=8,321,137&RS=8,321,137 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** SRI International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,321,075) developed by Thomas Low, Belmont, Calif., and Kevin Hufford, St. Petersburg, Fla., for a "mitigating effects of biodynamic feedthrough on an electronic control device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Biodynamic feedthrough in a master control system can be mitigated. An accelerometer is used to measure the acceleration of an environment. In one embodiment, mitigation damping forces can then be determined based on the velocity of an effector of a haptic manipulator and the measured accelerations. The haptic manipulator applies the mitigation damping forces as force feedback. In another embodiment, biodynamic feedthrough can be filtered from the input signal. Parameters for a model can be accessed based on the position of the effector, and the model can be used to predict biodynamic feedthrough from the measured accelerations." The patent application was filed on Feb. 24, 2009 (12/391,999). 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=8,321,075&OS=8,321,075&RS=8,321,075 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for System and Method for Monitoring the Location of Individuals Via the World Wide Web Using a Wireless Communications Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,320,935) developed by Vernon Meadows, Lilburn, Ga., and Michael S. Harper, Orlando, Fla., for a "system and method for monitoring the location of individuals via the world wide web using a wireless communications network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system is described for monitoring the geographical location of a subscriber's mobile cellular telephone, and for providing the location information to an authorized user through the world wide web. The geographical location of the subscriber's mobile cellular telephone is tracked using registration signals transmitted over the control channel by the cellular telephone. This information is supplied to a geographical location coordinator system, which determines the geographical coordinates for the cellular telephone. A database stores the geographical location information along with a subscriber's telephone number and account code. The database is updated to track the movement of the cellular telephone user across a geographical area." The patent application was filed on Oct. 16, 2007 (11/872,837). 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=8,320,935&OS=8,320,935&RS=8,320,935 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Motorola Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Motorola Solutions, Schaumburg, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,320,932) developed by Ellis A. Pinder, Davie, Fla., and Charles B. Swope, Coral Springs, Fla., for a "method and system of utilizing a context vector and method and system of utilizing a context vector and database for location applications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system (100) and method (300) of using a context vector and database (202) for location applications can include a transceiver (104), a plurality of environmental sensors (114, 116, 118, 120, 121) including at least two location technology devices (110, 112), and a processor (102) coupled to the transceiver and the plurality of environmental sensors. The processor can be programmed to sense (302) an environmental condition for a given location, define (310) a context vector for the given location, detect (312) a context transition corresponding to a change in the environmental condition, and modify (314) an operation of the at least two location technology devices based on the context transition detected. The processor can be further programmed to form (320) a new context vector based on the context transition and attempt to match the new context vector with a pre-stored context vector." The patent application was filed on April 11, 2006 (11/279,345). 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=8,320,932&OS=8,320,932&RS=8,320,932 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sun Nuclear Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Sun Nuclear, Melbourne, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,321,179) developed by seven co-inventors for "multiple axes scanning system and method for measuring radiation from a radiation source." The co-inventors are William E. Simon, Melbourne, Fla., Mark Rose, Cocoa, Fla., Ronald J. Watts, San Antonio, Seth Brechbill, Cocoa Beach, Fla., William Austhof, Melbourne, Fla., Thomas Allan Simon, Gainesville, Fla., and Jakub Kozelka, Melbourne, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A three dimensional radiation measurement scanning system includes a circular drive operable with horizontal and vertical drives for moving a radiation detector through first, second and third orthogonal axes in a three dimensional scanning of the detector in a water tank. Motor are coupled to the drives and activated by a controller for providing the movement of the radiation detector which providing radiation field sensing signals for locations of the detector throughout the tank. A reference detector is fixed for comparing its radiation field measurements with those of the scanned radiation detector. An offset mount carries the radiation detector allowing it to be extended beyond the circular ring gear during horizontal movement of the radiation detector and thus position the radiation detector at wall surfaces of the water tank." The patent application was filed on July 21, 2010 (12/840,331). 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=8,321,179&OS=8,321,179&RS=8,321,179 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Motorola Solutions Assigned Patent for Apparatus for Receiving Multiple Independent RF Signals Simultaneously and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Motorola Solutions, Schaumburg, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,320,858) developed by Charles R. Ruelke, Margate, Fla., Ariel L. Galan, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Yadunandana N. Rao, Sunrise, Fla., for an "apparatus for receiving multiple independent RF signals simultaneously and method thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus and method for receiving and processing multiple independent, uncorrelated RF signals is presented. The apparatus includes a Hybrid-Direct Conversion Receiver incorporating front end branches, protocol-specific digital processing branches, an interference detector, a correlator, and an offset control for controlling oscillator sources. The front end branches each contain a preselector that filters received signals and a mixer that down converts the received signal to an IF offset from a reference frequency by a unique offset. The bandwidth of an IF processor is partitioned into sub-channels corresponding to the different offsets and is wider than the combination of the sub-channels. The interference detector and correlator determine whether a particular desired signal is degraded by interference signals and select a new sub-channel. This information is provided to the offset control, which adjusts a LO source coupled to the corresponding down mixer accordingly." The patent application was filed on Nov. 22, 2010 (12/951,235). 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=83,20,858.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,858&RS=PN/83,20,858 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Motorola Solutions Assigned Patent for Radio with Dual Sided Audio ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Motorola Solutions, Schaumburg, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,320,585) developed by four co-inventors for a "radio with dual sided audio." The co-inventors are Deborah A. Gruenhagen, Southwest Ranches, Fla., Javier Alfaro, Miami, Karl F. Mueller, Sunrise, Fla., and David M. Yeager, Boca Raton, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A dual-sided radio (100) for enhancing a user's experience is provided. The radio includes a primary transducer (110) on an audio-side of the radio that projects a primary sound, a secondary transducer (120) on a data-side of the radio that projects a mid-high frequency sound, a processor (160) that equalizes (200) audio to the primary transducer and the secondary transducer, and a communication module (130) that receives and transmits communication signals containing the audio. The secondary transducer supplements the primary sound with a mid-high frequency sound (404) to compensate for mid-high frequency loss of the primary sound due to diffraction (300)." The patent application was filed on Feb. 8, 2007 (11/672,630). 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=83,20,585.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,585&RS=PN/83,20,585 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Harris Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Harris, Melbourne, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,320,557) developed by Alan J. Michaels, West Melbourne, Fla., and David B. Chester, Palm Bay, Fla., for a "cryptographic system including a mixed radix number generator with chosen statistical artifacts." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cryptographic system (1000) is provided. The cryptographic system includes a data stream receiving means (DSRM), a number generator (NG), a mixed radix accumulator (MRA) and an encryptor. The DSRM (1002) receives a data stream (DS). The NG (702) generates a first number sequence (FNS) contained within a Galois Field GF[M]. The MRA (750) is configured to perform a first modification to a first number (FN) in FNS. The first modification involves summing the FN with a result of a modulo P operation performed on a second number in FNS that proceeds FN. The MRA is also configured to perform a second modification to FN utilizing a modulo P operation. The MRA is further configured to repeat the first and second modification for numbers in FNS to generate a second number sequence (SNS). The encryptor (1004) is configured to generate a modified data stream by combining SNS and DS." The patent application was filed on May 8, 2008 (12/117,086). 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=8,320,557.PN.&OS=PN/8,320,557&RS=PN/8,320,557 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent for Video Watermarking with Fast Detection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,320,606) developed by James A. Moorer, Panacea, Fla., for a "video watermarking with fast detection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in a system that includes a user interface device; and one or more computers operable to interact with the user interface device and to perform operations including: receiving video data; applying a one dimensional watermark pattern to each of multiple one dimensional data lines in the video data to create watermarked video data; receiving the watermarked video data including the multiple one dimensional data lines; combining the one dimensional data lines to form a one dimensional array of numbers; analyzing the one dimensional array of numbers to detect the one dimensional watermark pattern previously applied to each of the one dimensional data lines; and outputting an indication of a match, to trigger further processing with respect to the watermarked video data, when the analyzing indicates the watermark pattern has been detected." The patent application was filed on Aug. 29, 2008 (12/202,071). 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=83,20,606.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,606&RS=PN/83,20,606 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** University of Florida Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- The University of Florida Research Foundation, Gainesville, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,320,616) developed by four co-inventors for an "image-based system and methods for vehicle guidance and navigation." The co-inventors are Michael Kent Kaiser, Crestveiw, Fla., Nicholas Raphael Gans, Gainesville, Fla., Warren Everett Dixon, Gainesville, Fla., and Siddhartha Satish Mehta, Pune, India.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of estimating position and orientation of a vehicle using image data is provided. The method includes capturing an image of a region external to the vehicle using a camera mounted to the vehicle, and identifying in the image a set of feature points of the region. The method further includes subsequently capturing another image of the region from a different orientation of the camera, and identifying in the image the same set of feature points. A pose estimation of the vehicle is generated based upon the identified set of feature points and corresponding to the region. Each of the steps are repeated at with respect to a different region at least once so as to generate at least one succeeding pose estimation of the vehicle. The pose estimations are then propagated over a time interval by chaining the pose estimation and each succeeding pose estimation one with another according to a sequence in which each was generated." The patent application was filed on July 09, 2009 (12/376,709). 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=83,20,616.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,616&RS=PN/83,20,616 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Motorola Solutions Assigned Patent for Optimizing Positions of Time Slots in a Hybrid Time Division Multiple Access-Carrier Sense Multiple Access Medium Access Control for Multi-hop Ad Hoc Networks ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Motorola Solutions, Schaumburg, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,320,321) developed by Avinash Joshi, Lake Mary, Fla., and Manish Shukla, Altamonte Springs, Fla., for "optimizing positions of time slots in a hybrid time division multiple access (TDMA)-carrier sense multiple access (CSMA) medium access control (MAC) for multi-hop ad hoc networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A hybrid TDMA-CSMA MAC protocol is provided for allocating time slots within a frame having a structure in which transmission time is divided into a first number of actual TDMA time slots and a second number of "virtual" CSMA time slots. Each time a given node receives a Hello message, it can calculate variables based on an HSN field. A ratio of the first number to the second number can be dynamically adjusted depending upon the traffic conditions. When TDMA time slots within the frame are freed (e.g., no longer being used), slot position optimization techniques are provided for moving these freed TDMA time slots back into the CSMA portion of the frame and reallocating or moving other TDMA time slots into the portion of the frame that was previously occupied by the freed TDMA time slots to thereby maximize resource utilization." The patent application was filed on June 22, 2007 (11/767,171). 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=83,20,321.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,321&RS=PN/83,20,321 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** IPR Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- IPR Licensing, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,320,298) developed by John B. Cornett Jr., Melbourne Beach, Fla., Kevin P. Johnson, Palm Bay, Fla., and George Rodney Nelson Jr., Merritt Island, Fla., for "techniques for reducing overhead in a communications system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Parallel demodulators are provided in field units. Forward and reverse channel allocation information may be broadcast to the field units in the same epoch as traffic data but on first and second channels, such as paging and traffic channels. This assures that all field units are able to receive forward and reverse channel allocation information every epoch. By having parallel demodulators in the field unit, switching between the first and second channels is avoided and channel allocation information is not lost." The patent application was filed on Jan. 22, 2003 (10/350,309). 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=83,20,298.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,298&RS=PN/83,20,298 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Harris Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Harris, Melbourne, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,320,441) developed by Alan T. Nervig, Melbourne Beach, Fla., for an "efficient high performance demodulation of low BT value gaussian minimum shift keying incorporating turbo equalization." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems (600) and methods (100) for demodulating a Gaussian Filtered Minimum Shift Keyed (GMSK) signal. The GMSK signal is defined in a transmitted symbol domain where each symbol is given by a product of a current data bit and a previous data bit. The GMSK signal is converted from the transmitted symbol domain to a data symbol domain. The conversion is achieved by approximating filtered complex output signals that would be produced by matched filters having filter shapes corresponding to pulses used in terms of a Laurent expansion. Subsequent to the convention of the GMSK signal, a trellis equalization of the GMSK signal is performed exclusively in the data symbol domain based on the terms of the Laurent expansion." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2010 (12/889,960). 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=83,20,441.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,441&RS=PN/83,20,441 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** University of Central Florida Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- The University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Orlando, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,320,425) developed by Ying Chen, Orlando, Fla., and Michael Bass, Indian River Shores, Fla., for "pump cavities for diode laser array pumped laser rods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, apparatus, devices and methods for pumping rod shaped solid state lasers with interchangeable arrays of diode laser pump sources that allows for rapid change of the diode laser array pump source without affecting or altering the solid state laser resonator. An embodiment includes a roof top structure having a light scattering reflection roof-top portion, sides with an interior specular reflecting surface and base opposite the top portion. The cavity includes a laser rod within the top portion of the structure positioned between opposing side walls, laser rod optics, and a pump source connected with the base plate to pump the laser rod. The pump cavity can include a mechanism for automating the rapid interchangeability of the pump source." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2010 (12/893,076). 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=83,20,425.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,425&RS=PN/83,20,425 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Siemens Enterprise Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Siemens Enterprise Communications, Boca Raton, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,320,362) developed by Hamid Arabi, Boca Raton, Fla., and Faramarz F. Sahim, Boca Raton, Fla., for a "telecommunications system and method of initiating file transfers from voice endpoints." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communications system and method of transferring data over the communications system. The system includes audio communications devices (telephones and/or, soft phones) connected to Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) endpoints with multiple line capabilities and a unique Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) associated with audio communications that has the form x@y.z. A file transfer agent system running a File Transfer Application Agent (FTAA) application is also connected at each of SIP endpoints, and has a unique URI that has the form ft.x@y.z. Parties conducting a phone conversation at SIP endpoints can initiate file transfers between the file transfer agent system from respective audio communications devices without otherwise accessing the file transfer agent system." The patent application was filed on May 16, 2006 (11/434,693). 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=83,20,362.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,362&RS=PN/83,20,362 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intersil Americas Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Intersil Americas, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,320,180) developed by Alexander Kalnitsky, San Francisco, and Michael D. Church, Canyon Lake, Fla., for a "multiple time programmable (MTP) PMOS floating gate-based non-volatile memory device for a general purpose CMOS technology with thick gate oxide." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multiple time programmable (MTP) memory cell, in accordance with an embodiment, includes a floating gate PMOS transistor, a high voltage NMOS transistor, and an n-well capacitor. The floating gate PMOS transistor includes a source that forms a first terminal of the memory cell, a drain and a gate. The high voltage NMOS transistor includes a source connected to ground, an extended drain connected to the drain of the PMOS transistor, and a gate forming a second terminal of the memory cell. The n-well capacitor includes a first terminal connected to the gate of the PMOS transistor, and a second terminal forming a third terminal of the memory cell. The floating gate PMOS transistor can store a logic state. Combinations of voltages can be applied to the first, second and third terminals of the memory cell to program, inhibit program, read and erase the logic state." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2011 (13/077,065). 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=83,20,180.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,180&RS=PN/83,20,180 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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