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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Dec. 27)

[December 27, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Dec. 27)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 27 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Florida.

*** Motorola Mobility Assigned Patent for Psychoacoustic Method and System to Impose a Preferred Talking Rate Through Auditory Feedback Rate Adjustment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 27 -- Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,340,972) developed by Marc Andre Boillot, Plantation, Fla., John Gregory Harris, Gainesville, Fla., and Thomas Lawrence Reinke, Fairbom, Ohio, for a "psychoacoustic method and system to impose a preferred talking rate through auditory feedback rate adjustment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The use of SOLA speech time compression/expansion in the present invention method as a means to alter a speaker's talking rate by adjusting the speech rate at which people hear their own voice. A person speaks at a certain comfort rate, which is established and maintained by their own auditory system's capability to hear their own voice as they speak i.e., it is a self-auditory feedback mechanism. Changing the rate (112) at which a talker hears their own voice (130, 2012, 2024) will accordingly change their talking rate. This effect is achieved in this invention by employing a real time processing method (110, 402-416, FIG. 10) that temporarily adjusts the speech rate in an effort to impose this psychoacoustic condition which coerces the speaker into changing their talking rate. This invention permits users to adjust the comfort rate at which they normally speak (124) or to adjust the rate at which others speak to them through the use of a speech processing device or system." The patent application was filed on June 27, 2003 (10/607,760). 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=8,340,972&OS=8,340,972&RS=8,340,972 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.



*** Nuance Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 27 -- Nuance Communications, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,340,970) developed by Richard Grant, Davie, Fla., and Pedro E. McGregor, Miami, for "methods and apparatus for initiating actions using a voice-controlled interface." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for initiating an action using a voice-controlled human interface. The interface provides a hands free, voice driven environment to control processes and applications. According to one embodiment, a method comprises electronically receiving first user input, parsing the first user input to determine whether the first user input contains a command activation statement that cues a voice-controlled human interface to enter a command mode in which a second user input comprising a voice signal is processed to identify at least one executable command and, in response to determining that the first user input comprises the command activation statement, identifying the at least one executable command in the second user input." The patent application was filed on April 11, 2012 (13/444,352). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,340,970&OS=8,340,970&RS=8,340,970 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Experian Marketing Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 27 -- Experian Marketing Solutions, Schaumburg, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,341,009) developed by David Algranati, Delray Beach, Fla., for an "information modeling and projection for geographic regions having insufficient sample size." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The various exemplary embodiments provide a method for projecting survey information into a geographic region. The geographic region is divided into a plurality of geographic subregions, each of which are profiled using a plurality of profiling variables to form a selected geographic subregion profile. The profiling variables include both demographic and behavioral variables. A plurality of survey respondents are then randomly assigned into the selected geographic subregion to form a modeled population, with the random assignment weighted based on a representation probability of each of the corresponding plurality of survey respondents for the selected geographic subregion profile, with the representation probabilities having been determined using a sample balancing algorithm. Following such profiling and assignment for all subregions, survey information corresponding to the modeled population is projected into the geographic region." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2004 (11/018,976). 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=8,341,009&OS=8,341,009&RS=8,341,009 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Time Wise Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 27 -- Time Wise Solutions, Morrill, Maine, has been assigned a patent (8,340,807) developed by Rodney P. Rodrigue, Longwood, Fla., Alfredo Stimac, Altamonte Springs, Fla., and Christopher Lallier, Melbourne, Fla., for a "rapid production turnkey system and related method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and related method providing a turnkey arrangement for the rapid production of parts using one or more CNC machines. The system includes a set of functions arranged to generate a rapid production technical data package that may be used by the manufacturer to fabricate a part quickly, efficiently and accurately. The package includes a First Article inspection certificate, a three-dimensional solid model, setup and process instructions, G and M Post codes, holding fixtures, cutting tools and revision control. The method includes steps leading to the creation of the rapid production technical data package. The steps include the gathering of part information, populating a database with CNC machine information, including Post codes, designing manufacturing instructions using a single CAD/CAM platform, integrating model and fixture information to generate a Smart Part model for any CNC machine, establishing Post codes for all CNC machines in the database, and proving out the model." The patent application was filed on June 2, 2009 (12/476,530). 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=8,340,807&OS=8,340,807&RS=8,340,807 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Data Flow Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 27 -- Data Flow Systems, Melbourne, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,340,929) developed by four co-inventors for a "liquid level determination system and associated methods." The co-inventors are Thomas F. Smaidris, Melbourne, Fla., James Marion Boyd, Indialantic, Fla., Darrell Lee Manchester, Satellite Beach, Fla., and Gregory Louis Valenti, Melbourne, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A liquid level determination system to determine the level of a liquid in a wet we is disclosed. The system may include pressure determination components and a pressure pipe with a pressure sensing pipe end located adjacent to the pressure determination components and a bubbler pipe end locatable at least partially in the wet well. A transducer is used to determine a pressure level within the pressure pipe maintained by a bubbler air compressor. A level detection processor may analyze the pressure level to determine a liquid level in the wet well. An interference dampener is included to mitigate interference originating from the bubbler air compressor. The interference dampener may be provided by transducer plug to restrict air flow. Alternatively, the interference dampener may be provided by a computer operated program to monitor and mitigate the interference." The patent application was filed on Feb. 6, 2012 (13/366,712). 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=8,340,929&OS=8,340,929&RS=8,340,929 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Investors Life Insurance Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 27 -- Investors Life Insurance, Greenwich, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,340,155) developed by Edward C. Gerhardt, Malabar, Fla., William F. Bernett, Melbourne, Fla., and William R. Highsmith, Indialantic, Fla., for "techniques for generating and using a reservation map." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of allocation transmission channels of a frequency band to has each of a plurality of remote stations monitor all channels of the frequency band in its area for the presence of transmissions from stations not part of the network. Each remote station transmits its clear channel list to a master station that aggregates the clear channel list into a reservation map, or map of channels that are clear to all stations in the network. The master station then transmits the reservation map to all stations of the network. The individual stations use the channels of the reservation map to transmit information to the master station. Preferably transmission is accomplished using frequency hopping using a set of channels selected from the reservation map." The patent application was filed on March 16, 2007 (11/687,120). 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=83,40,155.PN.&OS=PN/83,40,155&RS=PN/83,40,155 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Configurable Search Engine Start/Stop Mechanism Provides Flexible Ranges of Search for GPS C/A Code ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 27 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,340,217) developed by Tai Tran, Irvine, Calif., Mikko Laiho, Tampere, Fla., and Ilkka Saastamoinen, Tampere, Fla., for a "configurable search engine start/stop mechanism provides flexible ranges of search for GPS C/A code." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for reconfiguring a GPS receiver. A device in accordance with the present invention comprises a Radio Frequency (RF) section, the RF section adaptable to receive at least one GPS signal from at least one GPS satellite; and a baseband section, coupled to the RF section, the baseband section comprising at least one correlator, wherein the at least one correlator is adaptable to reacaquire the at least one GPS signal based on a priori knowledge of the at least one GPS signal." The patent application was filed on Oct. 23, 2008 (12/257,141). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,40,217.PN.&OS=PN/83,40,217&RS=PN/83,40,217 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Motorola Mobility Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 27 -- Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,340,215) developed by William Alberth Jr., Crystal Lake, Ill., Armin Klomsdorf, Libertyville, Ill., and Robert Stengel, Pompano Beach, Fla., for "radio transceiver architectures and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A radio communications device 100 including a processor 120 having a digital signal processor (DSP) coupled to a transceiver 110. The transceiver includes a digital-to-phase synthesizer having one or more independently variable frequency or phase signal outputs coupled to a transmitter and/or to a receiver. The variable frequency and phase outputs of the digital-to phase synthesizer are mixed with corresponding received signals and are capable of frequency or phase modulating information signals for transmission. Amplitude modulated signals may be provided through polar modulation by combining synthesizer outputs at a summer." The patent application was filed on July 26, 2002 (10/206,706). 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=83,40,215.PN.&OS=PN/83,40,215&RS=PN/83,40,215 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Motorola Mobility Assigned Patent for Node Scheduling and Address Assignment within an Ad-hoc Communication System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 27 -- Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,340,116) developed by seven co-inventors for a "node scheduling and address assignment within an ad-hoc communication system." The co-inventors are Yan Huang, Weston, Fla., Jisun Lee, Seoul, South Korea, Matthew R. Perkins, Sunrise, Fla., Yoonmee Doh, Daejeon, South Korea, Hyunhak Kim, Daejeon, South Korea, Noseong Park, Daejeon, South Korea, and Zhiying Yao, Shenzhen, China.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for address assignment and node scheduling within an ad-hoc communication system is provided herein. During operation a personal area network coordinator (PANC) (40) will divide a superframe (301) into a plurality of slots, assigning each sub-tree under the PANC's direct child node to each slot for communication with the PANC. Each sub-tree coordinator will be assigned a same logical address by the PANC. As a result, a sub-tree coordinator synchronizes to the PANC node in only one subsuperframe slot assigned by the PANC with different sub-tree coordinators synchronizing to the PANC in different slots." The patent application was filed on June 5, 2008 (12/133,755). 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=83,40,116.PN.&OS=PN/83,40,116&RS=PN/83,40,116 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Sunrise Micro Devices Assigned Patent for Smart Grid Radio-frequency Interference Detection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 27 -- Sunrise Micro Devices, Boca Raton, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,340,166) developed by Edgar H. Callaway Jr., Boca Raton, Fla., for a "smart grid radio-frequency interference (RFI) detection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, network and device provide Smart Grid Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) detection. One or more symbols or chips present in one or more received radio frequency signals are detected and the presence of one or more erred symbols or chips in the detected one or more symbols present in the received one or more radio frequency signals determined. A correlation in time between the one or more erred symbols or chips and an infrastructure waveform associated with electrical infrastructure can be determined. When the determined correlation indicates the electrical infrastructure as a source of detectable radio frequency interference to a device, a pattern flag is generated. The pattern flag or pattern flag representation can be stored and/or transmitted." The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2011 (13/206,613). 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=83,40,166.PN.&OS=PN/83,40,166&RS=PN/83,40,166 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Sunrise Micro Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 27 -- Sunrise Micro Devices, Boca Raton, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,340,168) developed by Edgar H. Callaway Jr., Boca Raton, Fla., for a "smart grid radio-frequency interference (RFI) detection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, network and device provide Smart Grid Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) detection. One or more symbols or chips present in one or more received radio frequency signals are detected and the presence of one or more erred symbols or chips in the detected one or more symbols present in the received one or more radio frequency signals determined. A correlation in time between the one or more erred symbols or chips and an infrastructure waveform associated with electrical infrastructure can be determined. When the determined correlation indicates the electrical infrastructure as a source of detectable radio frequency interference to a device, a pattern flag is generated. The pattern flag or pattern flag representation can be stored and/or transmitted." The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2011 (13/206,605). 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=83,40,168.PN.&OS=PN/83,40,168&RS=PN/83,40,168 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System, Method and Program Product to Manage Transfer of Data to Resolve Overload of a Storage System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,341,312) developed by Gabriel Alatorre, Long Beach, Calif., Aameek Singh, University Place, Wash., and Laura Richardson, Ridge Manor, Fla., for a "system, method and program product to manage transfer of data to resolve overload of a storage system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Managing a data transfer from one or more source storage devices to one or more target storage devices. The data transfer comprises concurrent transfer of a multiplicity of data units pursuant to respective data transfer commands. The concurrent transfer of the multiplicity of data units is currently in-progress. A computer determines a currently-overloaded storage component involved in the data transfer. The computer determines a plurality of the data transfer commands that involve the overloaded storage component. The computer determines an approximately-minimum number of the data transfer commands to cancel to stop overload of the overloaded storage component. In response, the computer cancels the minimum number of the data transfer commands." The patent application was filed on April 29, 2011 (13/097,510). 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=8,341,312&OS=8,341,312&RS=8,341,312 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Proxense Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 27 -- Proxense, Bend, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,340,672) developed by David L. Brown, Jupiter, Fla., and Fred Hirt, Brookfield, Ill., for a "wireless network synchronization of cells and client devices on a network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wireless synchronization device is used to coordinate the timing and activities of individual, possibly physically separated, wireless service providers with defined coverage area. Further, the synchronization information is used to coordinate the timing and activities of portable wireless client devices in an autonomous, wireless proximity sensing and data transfer network. Moreover, one or more of the wireless service providers can be arranged to simultaneously monitor broadcasts from the wireless synchronization device and communicate with one or more of the portable wireless client devices." The patent application was filed on Jan. 5, 2007 (11/620,581). 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=8,340,672.PN.&OS=PN/8,340,672&RS=PN/8,340,672 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** ParkerVision Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 27 -- ParkerVision, Jacksonville, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,340,618) developed by seven co-inventors for a "method and system for down-converting an electromagnetic signal, and transforms for same, and aperture relationships." The co-inventors are David F. Sorrells, Jacksonville, Fla., Michael J. Bultman, Jacksonville, Fla., Robert W. Cook, Switzerland, Fla., Richard C. Looke, Jacksonville, Fla., Charley D. Moses, Jacksonville, Fla., Gregory S. Rawlins, Lake Mary, Fla., and Michael W. Rawlins, Lake Mary, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and apparatuses, and combinations and sub-combinations thereof, for down-converting an electromagnetic (EM) signal are described herein. Briefly stated, in embodiments the invention operates by receiving an EM signal and recursively operating on approximate half cycles (1/2, 11/2, 21/2, etc.) of the carrier signal. The recursive operations can be performed at a sub-harmonic rate of the carrier signal. The invention accumulates the results of the recursive operations and uses the accumulated results to form a down-converted signal. In an embodiment, the EM signal is down-converted to an intermediate frequency (IF) signal. In another embodiment, the EM signal is down-converted to a baseband information signal. In another embodiment, the EM signal is a frequency modulated (FM) signal, which is down-converted to a non-FM signal, such as a phase modulated (PM) signal or an amplitude modulated (AM) signal." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2010 (12/976,839). 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=8,340,618.PN.&OS=PN/8,340,618&RS=PN/8,340,618 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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