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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Jan. 24)

[January 24, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Jan. 24)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** Nuance Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Nuance Communications, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,359,203) developed by Charles W. Cross Jr., Wellington, Fla., Leslie R. Wilson, Boca Raton, Fla., and Steven G. Woodward, Thousand Oaks, Calif., for an "enabling speech within a multimodal program using markup." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for speech enabling an application can include the step of specifying a speech input within a speech-enabled markup. The speech-enabled markup can also specify an application operation that is to be executed responsive to the detection of the speech input. After the speech input has been defined within the speech-enabled markup, the application can be instantiated. The specified speech input can then be detected and the application operation can be responsively executed in accordance with the specified speech-enabled markup." The patent application was filed on Sept. 20, 2001 (13/237,270). 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=8,359,203&OS=8,359,203&RS=8,359,203 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.



*** Sony Online Entertainment Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Sony Online Entertainment, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,359,200) developed by Patrick McCuller, San Diego, for "generating profiles of words." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Generating a profile of a word, including: receiving the word including at least one phoneme; determining the at least one phoneme in the word; selecting at least one characteristic for each of the determined at least one phoneme in the word using a dictionary of sound symbolism rules; and generating the profile of the word by combining all of the selected at least one characteristic for the at least one phoneme." The patent application was filed on Sept. 22, 2011 (13/241,057). 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=8,359,200&OS=8,359,200&RS=8,359,200 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intuit Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Intuit, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,210) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system for providing healthcare expense payment recommendations." The co-inventors are Richard Altinger, Los Altos, Calif., Dawn M. Nidy, Belmont, Calif., Lisa Herrup Rogers, Palo Alto, Calif., and Muhammet Serdar Akin, Santa Clara, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for providing healthcare expense payment recommendations whereby a computing system implemented data management system, such as a computing system implemented healthcare expense management system is provided and the computing system implemented data management system obtains data indicating that a given healthcare consumer utilizing the computing system implemented data management system has access to a healthcare expense account. The given healthcare consumer incurs a healthcare expense that is potentially eligible for payment using the healthcare expense account. The potentially eligible healthcare expense is then identified by the computing system implemented data management system and the healthcare consumer is prompted to consider using the healthcare expense account to pay the potentially eligible healthcare expense." The patent application was filed on July 9, 2009 (12/499,974). 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=8,359,210&OS=8,359,210&RS=8,359,210 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,201) developed by David Talbot, San Francisco, and Thorsten Brants, Palo Alto, Calif., for randomized language models.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods, and apparatuses including computer program products are provided for encoding and using a language model. In one implementation, a method is provided. The method includes generating a compact language model, including receiving a collection of n-grams, each n-gram having one or more associated parameter values, determining a fingerprint for each n-gram of the collection of n-grams, identifying locations in an array for each n-gram using a plurality of hash functions, and encoding the one or more parameter values associated with each n-gram in the identified array locations as a function of corresponding array values and the fingerprint for the n-gram." The patent application was filed on June 5, 2012 (13/488,914). 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=8,359,201&OS=8,359,201&RS=8,359,201 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nevro Assigned Patent for Selective High Frequency Spinal Cord Modulation for Inhibiting Pain with Reduced Side Effects, and Associated Systems and Methods ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Nevro, Menlo Park, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,102) developed by six co-inventors for a "selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods." The co-inventors are Konstantinos Alataris, Belmont, Calif., Andre B. Walker, Monte Sereno, Calif., Jon Parker, San Jose, Calif., Yougandh Chitre, Santa Clara, Calif., Sangsoo Wesley Park, San Jose, Calif., and James R. Thacker, Homer, Alaska.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: " Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation in the range of from about 1.5 KHz to about 50 KHz may be applied to the patient's spinal cord region to address low back pain without creating unwanted sensory and/or motor side effects. In other embodiments, modulation in accordance with similar parameters can be applied to other spinal or peripheral locations to address other indications. " The patent application was filed on April 13, 2012 (13/446,970). 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=8,359,102&OS=8,359,102&RS=8,359,102 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Belkin International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Belkin International, Playa Vista, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,078) developed by Juliana S. Hung, Arcadia, Calif., for a "mobile media device enclosure, method of use of mobile media device enclosure, and method of providing mobile media device enclosure." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: " In some embodiments, a mobile media device enclosure can include: (a) an enclosure having an interior, an exterior, a top side, a bottom side, a right side, and a left side, the interior configured to form a cavity, the cavity is sized to retain a mobile media device therein; (b) a vertical boundary, the vertical boundary having a substantially vertical orientation and configured to substantially bisect the mobile media device enclosure from the top side to the bottom side; and (c) a horizontal boundary, the horizontal boundary having a substantially horizontal orientation and configured to substantially bisect the mobile media device enclosure from the left side to the right side. The vertical boundary and the horizontal boundary are further configured to substantially divide the mobile media device enclosure into four sections. Each of the four sections is elastically coupled to two other sections of the four sections. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein." The patent application was filed on June 1, 2010 (12/791,860). 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=8,359,078&OS=8,359,078&RS=8,359,078 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,187) developed by five co-inventors for "simulating a different number of memory circuit devices." The co-inventors are Suresh Natarajan Rajan, San Jose, Calif., Keith R. Schakel, San Jose, Calif., Michael John Sebastian Smith, Palo Alto, Calif., David T. Wang, San Jose, Calif., and Frederick Daniel Weber, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method are provided for simulating a different number of memory circuits. Included is an interface circuit in communication with a first number of memory circuits and a system. Such interface circuit is operable to interface the memory circuits and the system for simulating at least one memory circuit of a second number. Further, the interface circuit interfaces a majority of address or control signals of the memory circuits." The patent application was filed on July 31, 2006 (11/461,420). 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=8,359,187&OS=8,359,187&RS=8,359,187 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Boeing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,359,154) developed by Armando Benavides, Los Angeles, for "systems and method for determining propellant mass and center of gravity for a space-based asset." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for determining a propellant content and a center of gravity in a three-axis stabilized spacecraft includes a ranging device that is coupled to an interior of a propellant tank of the spacecraft. The ranging device is configured to receive a ranging echo to facilitate determining a location of a membrane within the propellant tank." The patent application was filed on Sept. 21, 2009 (12/563,260). 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=8,359,154&OS=8,359,154&RS=8,359,154 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Local Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Local, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,049) developed by William A. Montemer, Laguna Hills, Calif., and Heath B. Clarke, Corona del Mar, Calif., for "methods and systems for enhanced directory assistance using wireless messaging protocols." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Directory assistance provides telephone number look up services to callers based on the business or caller name as listed in a telephone directory. In the prior art, directory assistance provides a value-added service to telephone users and an expense that must be charged back to telephone callers or absorbed by telephone carriers. In enhanced directory assistance (EDA) services as described in the disclosure, EDA is further developed to deliver a keyword targeted advertising service to telephone listing owners and advertisers. The present invention provides a method and system to extend EDA services to the wireless messaging systems used by telecommunications operators. The invention further discloses methods to support both one-way and two-way communications on these devices, as well as systems to support the distributed EDA Transaction business model." The patent application was filed on March 25, 2010 (12/661,977). 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=8,359,049&OS=8,359,049&RS=8,359,049 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** InterDigital Technology Assigned Patent for Methods and Systems for Providing Efficient Operation of Multiple Modes in a WLAN System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- InterDigital Technology, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,359,065) developed by Sudheer A. Grandhi, Pleasanton, Calif., Mohammed Sammour, Al Rabieh Amman, Jordan, and Joseph S. Levy, Merrick, N.Y., for "methods and systems for providing efficient operation of multiple modes in a WLAN system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus that applies medium access control (MAC) transmission opportunity (TXOP) protection for multiple mode operation in a WLAN system. In particular, MAC mechanisms are defined to support multiple mode CTS frames, and multiple mode CF-End frames sent by the AP, each in a format appropriate for the corresponding mode which may also apply to a single mode. MAC mechanisms permit truncation of TXOP duration for releasing the unused portion of the TXOP when no further data for transmission is available. Release of unused protected TXOP is possible for both protected AP transmissions and STA transmissions." The patent application was filed on Aug. 26, 2011 (13/218,919). 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=8,359,065&OS=8,359,065&RS=8,359,065 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Delivering Information to an Idle Mobile Station in a Group Communication Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,359,053) developed by Eric Rosen, San Diego, Mark Maggenti, San Diego, and Jun Wang, San Diego, for a "method and apparatus for delivering information to an idle mobile station in a group communication network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus provides for delivering information to an idle mobile station in a group communication network includes delivering the information to the mobile station in special form, e.g., short data burst (SDB) form, if the information is smaller than a predetermined size limit. In one embodiment, the method and apparatus provides for encapsulating the information inside a frame, forwarding the frame to a server for delivery to the mobile station, and causing the server to extract the information from the frame and deliver the information to the mobile station on a forward common channel. In one embodiment, the method and apparatus provides for receiving information for delivery to the mobile station, the information being tagged for delivery on a forward common channel, and delivering the information to the mobile station on the forward common channel. In one aspect, the method delivers the information when the mobile station is in idle state with no traffic channel." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2005 (12/975,143). 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=8,359,053&OS=8,359,053&RS=8,359,053 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Fast Clustering of Position Data for User Profiling ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,359,181) developed by Yinian Mao, San Diego, and Gene Marsh, Encinitas, Calif., for a "fast clustering of position data for user profiling." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of position clustering includes maintaining a set of clusters by storing a rectangular boundary of each cluster in the set of clusters, a centroid within each cluster, and a number of the points within each cluster. The method further includes adding a point to a cluster in the set of clusters when the cluster bounds the point by adjusting the rectangular boundary of the cluster, the centroid within the cluster, and the number of the points within the cluster." The patent application was filed on March 1, 2010 (12/715,064). 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=8,359,181&OS=8,359,181&RS=8,359,181 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Enphase Energy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Enphase Energy, Petaluma, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,176) developed by Martin Fornage, Petaluma, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for determining an operating voltage for preventing photovoltaic cell reverse breakdown during power conversion." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for preventing photovoltaic (PV) cell reverse breakdown during operation of a PV module. In one embodiment, the method comprises determining a first temperature value; and restricting an operating voltage of the PV module based on the first temperature value." The patent application was filed on March 21, 2011 (13/065,381). 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=8,359,176&OS=8,359,176&RS=8,359,176 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Biosense Webster Assigned Patent for Catheter Having a Force Sensing Distal Tip ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Biosense Webster, Diamond Bar, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,082) developed by Thomas V. Selkee, Claremont, Calif., for a "catheter having a force sensing distal tip." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A catheter for contact force sensing includes a catheter body, a deflectable section, and a distal section having a tip electrode and a contact force sensor for sensing a 3D contact force vector applied to the tip electrode. The contact force sensor has a body and at least one sensor with an electrical characteristic responsive to deformation of the body resulting from the force vector. The sensor receives an electrical current and outputs an electrical signal indicative of a change in the electrical characteristic. The sensor may be a strain gage responsive to tension and compression of at least a portion of the body of the force sensor, and the electrical characteristic may be electrical resistivity of the strain gage. Alternatively, the sensor may be responsive to strain and stress of at least a portion of the body, and the electrical characteristic is inductance or hysteresis loss." The patent application was filed on April 17, 2012 (13/449,194). 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=8,359,082&OS=8,359,082&RS=8,359,082 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,359,190) developed by Evan R. Kirshenbaum, Mountain View, Calif., for an "identifying semantic positions of portions of a text." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer executable method includes determining semantic positions in a semantic space of portions of a text. Once the semantic positions of portions of the text have been determined, an action is performed with respect to the text based on the determined semantic positions." The patent application was filed on Oct. 27, 2006 (11/588,690). 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=8,359,190&OS=8,359,190&RS=8,359,190 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Huntington Medical Research Institutes Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Huntington Medical Research Institutes, Pasadena, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,108) developed by Douglas B. McCreery, Pasadena, Calif., for an "apparatus and method for treating obstructive sleep apnea." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention describes an apparatus, a system and a method for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The treatment involves monitoring the position of the tongue and/or the force exerted by the tongue and electrical stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve to move the tongue into an anterior position or to maintain the tongue in an anterior position." The patent application was filed on March 22, 2012 (13/427,800). 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=8,359,108&OS=8,359,108&RS=8,359,108 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Trimble Navigation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Trimble Navigation, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,141) developed by Arthur F. Lange, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a calibrated farming system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus, method and tangible medium using row sensing for calibrating geographical positions for guiding a farm implement and calibrated geographical positions for steering a vehicle along a row." The patent application was filed on Nov. 15, 2010 (12/927,427). 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=8,359,141&OS=8,359,141&RS=8,359,141 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nevro Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Nevro, Menlo Park, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,103) developed by six co-inventors for a "selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods." The co-inventors are Konstantinos Alataris, Belmont, Calif., Andre B. Walker, Monte Sereno, Calif., Jon Parker, San Jose, Calif., Yougandh Chitre, Santa Clara, Calif., Sangsoo Wesley Park, San Jose, and James R. Thacker, Homer, Alaska.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation in the range of from about 1.5 KHz to about 50 KHz may be applied to the patient's spinal cord region to address low back pain without creating unwanted sensory and/or motor side effects. In other embodiments, modulation in accordance with similar parameters can be applied to other spinal or peripheral locations to address other indications." The patent application was filed on April 13, 2012 (13/446,992). 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=8,359,103&OS=8,359,103&RS=8,359,103 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** GM Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent for Method and System for Operating an Electric Motor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- GM Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,359,131) developed by Gabriel Gallegos-Lopez, Torrance, Calif., Silva Hiti, Redondo Beach, Calif., and Milun Perisic, Torrance, Calif., for a "method and system for operating an electric motor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for operating an electric motor having a plurality of windings with an inverter having a plurality of switches coupled to a voltage source are provided. A first plurality of switching vectors is applied to the plurality of switches. The first plurality of switching vectors includes a first ratio of first magnitude switching vectors to second magnitude switching vectors. A direct current (DC) current associated with the voltage source is monitored during the applying of the first plurality of switching vectors to the plurality of switches. A second ratio of the first magnitude switching vectors to the second magnitude switching vectors is selected based on the monitoring of the DC current associated with the voltage source. A second plurality of switching vectors is applied to the plurality of switches. The second plurality of switching vectors includes the second ratio of the first magnitude switching vectors to the second magnitude switching vectors." The patent application was filed on May 25, 2010 (12/732,003). 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=8,359,131&OS=8,359,131&RS=8,359,131 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** GM Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent for Method to Resolve a Remote Electrical Outlet for an Electrically-powered Vehicle ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- GM Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,359,126) developed by Edward D. Tate Jr., Grand Blanc, Mich., and John W. Suh, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "method to resolve a remote electrical outlet for an electrically-powered vehicle." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for operating a charging stall having a known geographic location configured to electrically charge an electrically-powered vehicle includes communicating a first message to a remote access server from a subject vehicle, the first message including geographic location information corresponding to the subject vehicle, detecting a presence of a parked vehicle at the charging stall with a monitoring system signally connected to a monitoring controller, communicating a second message to the remote access server from the monitoring controller, the second message comprising the detected presence of the parked vehicle at the charging stall, resolving that the parked vehicle at the charging stall comprises the subject vehicle based upon the first and second messages, and activating a power access control device at the charging stall to permit electric power flow through a corresponding electric power outlet." The patent application was filed on April 26, 2010 (12/766,973). 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=8,359,126&OS=8,359,126&RS=8,359,126 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Vision Robotics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Vision Robotics, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,359,122) developed by Harvey Koselka, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Bret Wallach, San Diego, and David Gollaher, San Diego, for an "autonomous personal service robot." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Autonomous personal service robot to monitor its owner for symptoms of distress and provide assistance. The system may include sensors to detect situations before they affect people such as smoke, heat, temperature and carbon monoxide sensors. The system can provide security for the home. The PRA may comprise features such as a medicine dispenser and blood pressure cuff. Features such as broadband internet, MP3 player, reading lights and eye glass tracker provide butler type capabilities that enable the system to appeal to markets beyond the elderly and infirmed. The system may also include an X10 transmitter/receiver to automatically control various household lights and appliances. Equipping the system with a robot arm enables the robot to fetch items, turn on and off wall switches and open the refrigerator." The patent application was filed on Feb. 15, 2007 (11/675,267). 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=8,359,122&OS=8,359,122&RS=8,359,122 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Cellphone Video Imaging ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,068) developed by David A. Maluf, Mountain View, Calif., for a cellphone video imaging.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for forming and transmitting a plurality of video images, at an image transmission rate of at least 1-3 images per sec, from a first cellphone to a second cellphone spaced apart from the first cellphone. A first cellphone user can choose to illuminate and transmit an image of the user or an image of a selected object distinct from the user." The patent application was filed on June 27, 2008 (12/215,611). 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=8,359,068&OS=8,359,068&RS=8,359,068 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Apparatus, System, and Method for Managing Transmission Power in a Wireless Communication System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,359,060) developed by Erumusele O. Odigie, Mountain View, Calif., Nitin Kasturi, Los Gatos, Calif., and Parvathanathan Subrahmanya, Sunnyvale, Calif., for an "apparatus, system, and method for managing transmission power in a wireless communication system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus, system, and method efficiently manage transmission power in a user equipment (UE) device by maintaining and applying an authorized power level to determine a transmission power level after a power limited transmission and before a new power control command has been received. The UE device maintains the authorized power level by monitoring and adjusting the authorized power level based on received power control commands. After a power limited transmission where the maximum power level is less than the authorized power level, the UE device determines the transmission power level for the next transmission based on the authorized power level. Accordingly, after the power limiting situation has ceased, the UE device transmits at the optimum power level eliminating the inefficiencies of transmitting at a lower than authorized power before the next power control command is received." The patent application was filed on Feb. 28, 2011 (13/036,877). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,359,060&OS=8,359,060&RS=8,359,060 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** University of California Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- The University of California, Oakland, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,167) developed by Ralph F. Keeling, San Diego, and Manvendra K. Dubey, Los Alamos, N.M., for a "measurement of carbon capture efficiency and stored carbon leakage." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Data representative of a measured carbon dioxide (CO.sub.2) concentration and of a measured oxygen (O.sub.2) concentration at a measurement location can be used to determine whether the measured carbon dioxide concentration at the measurement location is elevated relative to a baseline carbon dioxide concentration due to escape of carbon dioxide from a source associated with a carbon capture and storage process. Optionally, the data can be used to quantify a carbon dioxide concentration increase at the first location that is attributable to escape of carbon dioxide from the source and to calculate a rate of escape of carbon dioxide from the source by executing a model of gas-phase transport using at least the first carbon dioxide concentration increase. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described." The patent application was filed on March 23, 2010 (12/730,031). 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=8,359,167&OS=8,359,167&RS=8,359,167 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Pacesetter Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Pacesetter, Sylmar, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,099) developed by Wisit Lim, Palmdale, Calif., for a "torque wrench actuated open passage septum." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A septum for use in an implantable pulse generator. The septum includes a soft sealing material and a hard inner portion or core having a set of lips. The lips are exposed outside the soft sealing material and act to displace the sealing material when a force is applied, for example from a tool used to tighten or loosen a set screw, enlarging a slit, seam or slot into a passageway through the septum." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2010 (12/777,897). 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=8,359,099&OS=8,359,099&RS=8,359,099 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Masimo Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Masimo, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,080) developed by six co-inventors for a signal processing apparatus. The co-inventors are Mohamed K. Diab, Ladera Ranch, Calif., Esmaiel Kiani-Azarbayjany, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Ibrahim M. Elfadel, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Rex J. McCarthy, Mission Viejo, Calif., Walter M. Weber, Laguna Hills, Calif., and Robert A. Smith, Lake Forest, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention involves a method and an apparatus for analyzing measured signals, including the determination of a measurement of oxygen saturation and respiration rate in the measured signals during a calculation of a physiological parameter of a monitored patient. Use of this invention is described in particular detail with respect to oximetry-based measurements but extends to other types of measurements." The patent application was filed on Feb. 15, 2012 (13/397,564). 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=8,359,080&OS=8,359,080&RS=8,359,080 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Cconveying Traffic Congestion Data to a User ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,359,151) developed by Kenny Carruthers, San Francisco, and Justin V. Lee, Berkeley, Calif., for a "cconveying traffic congestion data to a user." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: " A method of displaying traffic information, comprising: providing a graphical interface to display information related to traffic routes; displaying a first bar to represent a total distance of a first traffic route; and displaying segments of the first bar, each segment of the first bar representing a corresponding range of traffic speeds along the first traffic route, and each segment of the first bar located on the bar in rough proportion to where the corresponding range of traffic speeds occurs along the first traffic route. " The patent application was filed on March 15, 2005 (11/376,984). 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=8,359,151&OS=8,359,151&RS=8,359,151 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Boeing Assigned Patent for Solar Energy Collection Flight Path Management System for Aircraft ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,359,128) developed by Matthew Jonathan Segal, Calabasas, Calif., and Kevin Andrew Wise, St. Charles, Mo., for a "solar energy collection flight path management system for aircraft." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for managing solar power collection. A position of the sun is identified relative to an aerospace vehicle while the aerospace vehicle is moving along a flight path. A level of power generation is identified by a solar power generation system while the aerospace vehicle moves along the flight path using a threat management module and equivalent radar signature data. The threat management module uses the equivalent radar signature data to identify the level of power generation by the aerospace vehicle from different positions of the sun relative to the aerospace vehicle, and the equivalent radar signature data is based on solar power generation signature data identifying the level of power generation for the different positions of the sun relative to the aerospace vehicle. A change in the flight path that results in a desired level of power generation is identified by the solar power generation system." The patent application was filed on July 13, 2011 (13/182,065). 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=8,359,128&OS=8,359,128&RS=8,359,128 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Abbott Diabetes Care Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Abbott Diabetes Care, Alameda, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,081) developed by Zenghe Liu, Alameda, Calif., Benjamin J. Feldman, Oakland, Calif., and Brian Cho, Berkeley, Calif., for a "service-detectable analyte sensors and methods of using and making same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Generally, embodiments of the invention relate to analyte determining devices (e.g., electrochemical analyte monitoring systems) that include an indicator element that provides information relating to service history of the analyte determining devices, including, for example, previous use of the analyte determining devices. Also provided are systems and methods of using the, for example electrochemical, analyte determining devices in analyte monitoring." The patent application was filed on April 28, 2009 (12/431,669). 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=8,359,081&OS=8,359,081&RS=8,359,081 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Power Management Techniques for a Universal Serial Bus ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,359,071) developed by Prasanna Basaralu, Santa Clara, Calif., for "power management techniques for a universal serial bus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Power management techniques for a universal serial bus are described. For example, a mobile computing device may include an interface having a universal serial bus, a host processor to couple to the interface, and a radio module to couple to the interface. The radio module may have a radio processor and a detector, the detector operative to detect temporary block flow from radio signals communicated over wireless shared media, the radio processor to enable the universal serial bus when the detector detects the temporary block flow and disable the universal serial bus when the detector does not detect the temporary block flow for a guard interval. Other embodiments are described and claimed." The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2007 (11/932,603). 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=8,359,071&OS=8,359,071&RS=8,359,071 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Boston Scientific Neuromodulation, Valencia, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,107) developed by Anne Margaret Pianca, Santa Monica, Calif., and Andrew DiGiore, Santa Monica, Calif., for an "electrode design for leads of implantable electric stimulation systems and methods of making and using." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A lead includes a lead body with a distal end and a proximal end. A plurality of terminals are disposed at the proximal end of the lead body. A plurality of electrodes are disposed at the distal end of the lead body. Each electrode includes an electrode body and at least one anchoring member. The at least one anchoring member couples to the electrode body and extends into the lead body and beneath the electrode body to anchor the electrode to the lead body. A plurality of conductive wires electrically couple the plurality of electrodes to the plurality of terminals." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2009 (12/568,428). 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=8,359,107&OS=8,359,107&RS=8,359,107 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Network Access Across Wireless Technologies ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,359,062) developed by Jerome C. Tu, Saratoga, Calif., and Jianxiong Shi, Pleasanton, Calif., for "network access across wireless technologies." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for accessing wireless networks are disclosed. For instance, an apparatus may include a control module to broadcast messages for transmission within a coverage area of a first type of a wireless communications network. In addition, the apparatus may include a storage medium that stores access parameters for wireless network(s) of a second type that are accessible within the coverage area. Additionally, the control module may generate messages for transmission that include the one or more access parameters. The types of wireless communications networks may be, for example, wireless cellular networks and wireless data communications networks." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2006 (11/618,464). 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=8,359,062&OS=8,359,062&RS=8,359,062 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Applied Biosystems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Applied Biosystems, Carlsbad, Calif, has been assigned a patent (8,359,166) developed by Mark R. Pratt, San Mateo, Calif., and David P. Holden, Burlingame, Calif., for a "method and system for genotyping samples in a normalized allelic space." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Aspects of the present invention describe an apparatus and method for generating genotype calls for a sample. The genotyping initially models allelic signal response into an allelic model having one or more model parameters for an identified one or more sources of systematic variation. The model and parameters are then used to transform the allelic signals to a normalized normalized allelic space that serves to compensate for the one or more sources of systematic variation. By compensating for the systematic variation in this manner, the genotype for the sample is readily determined based upon its relationship to the representation of the allelic signals in normalized allelic space and in accordance with the allelic model." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2009 (12/551,438). 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=8,359,166&OS=8,359,166&RS=8,359,166 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** DentsAble Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- DentsAble, Wilmington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,359,114) developed by 15 co-inventors for a "haptically enabled dental modeling system." The co-inventors are Bob Steingart, Wellesley, Mass., Curt Rawley, Windham, N.H., Joe Wisnewski, Pelham, N.H., Dave Girard, Chelmsford, Mass., Vincent M. Hammer, Milton, Vt., Scott Davidson, Jamaica Plain, Mass., Brandon Itkowitz, Sunnyvale, Calif., Brian Cooper, Foxboro, Mass., Yakov Epelbaum, Woburn, Mass., Elaine Chen, Arlington, Mass., Abbe J. Cohen, Somerville, Mass., Terry Lindgren, Acton, Mass., Mike Tabaczynski, Lexington, Mass., David Tzu-Wei Chen, Wrentham, Mass., and Venkatraghavan Gourishankar, Woburn, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides a digital dentistry system that utilizes a haptic interface and features a computer-based design application configured to allow the intuitive construction of irregular, amorphous three-dimensional structures typically seen in dental restorations, utilizing, where appropriate, the design skills of a user. In certain embodiments, the system provides a comprehensive digital solution for dental labs in the business of creating dental restorations such as partial frameworks, crowns, copings, bridge frameworks, implants and the like, with a sense of touch provided by a haptic interface device." The patent application was filed on Jan. 23, 2009 (12/321,766). 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=8,359,114&OS=8,359,114&RS=8,359,114 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent for Method and System for Providing Smart Offload and Upload ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,358,664) developed by Kan Frankie Fan, Diamond Bar, Calif., and Scott McDaniel, Villa Park, Calif., for a "method and system for providing smart offload and upload." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided is a system and method for performing smart offloads between computer applications module and a network interfacing device within a data communications system. The method includes receiving data requests from the computer applications module and determining whether the received data requests require offloading. The received requests are forwarded along a first data path to the network interfacing device if offloading is required. If offloading is not required, the received data requests are forwarded along a secondary data path to a host protocol stack for processing. Next, the protocol processing is performed and the processed data requests are forwarded to the network interfacing device." The patent application was filed on Nov. 10, 2009 (12/615,632). 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=83,58,664.PN.&OS=PN/83,58,664&RS=PN/83,58,664 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,358,667) developed by Wael William Diab, San Francisco, Howard Frazier, Pleasanton, Calif., and Scott Powell, Aliso Viejo, Calif., for a "method and system for triggering training for ethernet channels to support energy efficient ethernet networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An Ethernet link may comprise one or more link partners that may be communicatively coupled via one or more silent channels. One or more circuits and/or parameters corresponding to silent channels may be retrained, refreshed and/or updated based on various triggers, for example, fixed times, periodic or aperiodic time intervals, random or pseudorandom timer, events, link statistics, physical conditions such as noise, temperature level, cable type and/or cable length, communication from a corresponding link partner and/or based on programming from, for example, a layer above the physical layer. The retraining, refreshing and/or parameter updating may occur for one or more of an echo canceller, a far-end crosstalk canceller and a near-end crosstalk canceller corresponding to the one or more silent channels. Subsequent to the retraining, refreshing and/or parameter updating, the one or more silent channels may be activated and/or may remain silent." The patent application was filed on March 4, 2008 (12/042,152). 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=83,58,667.PN.&OS=PN/83,58,667&RS=PN/83,58,667 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Controlling the Presentation of Multimedia Data from a Multiplex Signal between Devices in a Local Area Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,358,665) developed by Vijayalakshmi R. Raveendran, San Diego, for a "method and apparatus for controlling the presentation of multimedia data from a multiplex signal between devices in a local area network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described herein are various techniques for remotely controlling the presentation of multimedia data contained within a multiplex signal by various devices on a local area network. According to one aspect, a method is provided that allows for controlling the presentation of multimedia data being delivered to one or more devices on a local area network. Control is provided through the steps of receiving at least a portion of a multiplex signal at a control device, determining at the control device the one or more logical channels contained within the multiplex signal, detecting the presence of a controllable device on the local area network, receiving at least a portion of the multiplex signal at the controllable device, and transmitting instructions from the control device to the controllable device that instructs the controllable device to present to a user at least one type of multimedia data associated with one or more of the logical channels of the multiplex signal. According to another aspect, a mobile device is provided that communicates wirelessly over a local area network and includes at least one interface for displaying information and accepting input from a user. Furthermore, the mobile device receives a wireless multiplex signal that comprises one or more logical channels of multimedia data, and issue instructions to at least one multimedia device on the network indicating what multimedia data to consume by instructing the multimedia device to tune into one or more logical channels of the multiplex signal." The patent application was filed on April 10, 2009 (12/422,180). 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=83,58,665.PN.&OS=PN/83,58,665&RS=PN/83,58,665 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,358,669) developed by Arnaud Meylan, San Diego, and Etienne F. Chaponniere, Rome, for a "ciphering sequence number for an adjacent layer protocol in data packet communications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data packet communication system employs data encryption in a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) and radio link control (RLC) in Layer 2 of transmission between a transmitter (TX) and a receiver (RX). A single sequence number is used for both the PDCP and RLC to reduce overhead by signaling a TX PDCP first ciphering sequence number to the RX prior to encrypted data packet communication. A sequence number accompanies each RLC PDU, which can encompass concatenated or segmented service data units (SDUs) from the higher layer PDCP. This sequence number is sufficient for the RLC to perform re-ordering, gap detection, retransmission, etc., while also allowing the RX upper layer PDCP to reconstruct a sequenced value used to encrypt content." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2008 (12/112,431). 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=83,58,669.PN.&OS=PN/83,58,669&RS=PN/83,58,669 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Futurewei Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Futurewei Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,358,662) developed by Greg M. Bernstein, Fremont, Calif., Young Lee, Plano, Texas, and Yijun Xiong, Plano, Texas, for a "creating and maintaining traffic engineered database for path computation element." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus comprising a node configured to communicate with a path computation element (PCE) and a neighbor node, wherein the node is configured to send a local traffic engineering (TE) information directly to the PCE without sending the local TE information to the neighbor node. Also disclosed is a network component comprising at least one processor configured to implement a method comprising establishing a PCE protocol (PCEP) session with a PCE, and sending a TE information directly to the PCE without flooding the TE information. Also disclosed is a method comprising receiving a TE information, updating a first TE database (TED) using the TE information, and synchronizing the first TED with a second TED." The patent application was filed on Aug. 21, 2009 (12/545,663). 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=83,58,662.PN.&OS=PN/83,58,662&RS=PN/83,58,662 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus for Implementing NAT Traversal in Mobile IP ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,358,635) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and apparatus for implementing NAT traversal in mobile IP." The co-inventors are Gaetan Feige, L'Hay les Roses, France, Rabih A. Dabboussi, Cary, N.C., Kent K. Leung, Mountain View, Calif., and Milind M. Kulkarni, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for establishing communication between a Mobile Node and a Home Agent are disclosed. The Home Agent receives a registration request packet from the Mobile Node, the registration request packet including an IP source address and a Home Agent address. The Home Agent then detects from the registration request packet when network address translation has been performed. When it has been detected that network address translation has been performed, a tunnel is set up between the Home Agent address and the IP source address." The patent application was filed on May 23, 2006 (11/440,144). 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=83,58,635.PN.&OS=PN/83,58,635&RS=PN/83,58,635 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Mobile Device-initiated Measurement Gap Request ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,358,629) developed by seven co-inventors for a "mobile device-initiated measurement gap request." The co-inventors are Francesco Grilli, San Diego, Oronzo Flore, San Diego, Etienne Chaponniere, San Diego, Juan Montojo, San Diego, Masato Kitazoe, Tokyo, Nathan Tenny, Poway, Calif., and Durga Prasad Malladi, San Diego.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described herein are mechanisms and methods that facilitate preparation of inter-radio access technology (inter-RAT) and/or inter-frequency handover with respect to a mobile device (user equipment). User equipment can indicate to a network servicing the user equipment that the user equipment desires to perform measurements with respect to a different frequency and/or different technology. Data on the downlink channel can then be scheduled to ensure that data intended for the user equipment is not lost while the user equipment is performing the measurements." The patent application was filed on Oct. 24, 2006 (11/552,514). 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=83,58,629.PN.&OS=PN/83,58,629&RS=PN/83,58,629 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Newport Media Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Newport Media, Lake Forest, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,358,573) developed by Philip Treigherman, Newport Beach, Calif., for "area and power efficient architectures of time deinterleaver for ISDB-T receivers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for de-interleaving interleaved data in a deinterleaver memory in an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) based Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting Terrestrial (ISDB-T) receiver. In different embodiments, the apparatus comprises of a OFDM symbol counter along with a divider or a buffer pointer RAM with circular pointer logic, a first lookup table to obtain delay buffer size and interleaving lengths for a given OFDM transmission layer, and a second lookup table to obtain buffer base address and interleaving lengths for a given OFDM transmission layer." The patent application was filed on May 13, 2010 (12/779,630). 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=83,58,573.PN.&OS=PN/83,58,573&RS=PN/83,58,573 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cypress Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Cypress Semiconductor, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,358,557) developed by Joseph Tzou, Mountain View, Calif., Thinh Tran, Palo Alto, Calif., and Jun Li, Fremont, Calif., for a "memory device and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of accessing a memory device multiple times in a same time period can include, in a first sequence of accesses, starting an access operation to one of a plurality of banks in synchronism with a first part of a first clock cycle and starting an access operation to another of the plurality of banks in synchronism with a second part of the first clock cycle, each bank having separate access circuits; and the time between consecutive accesses is faster than an access speed for back-to-back accesses to a same one of the banks; wherein during the access operations, storage locations of each bank are accessed in a same time period." The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2011 (13/245,856). 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=83,58,557.PN.&OS=PN/83,58,557&RS=PN/83,58,557 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Enhanced Conversion of Wideband Signals to Narrowband Signals ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,358,617) developed by Khaled H. El-Maleh, San Diego, Arasanipalai K. Ananthapadmanabhan, San Diego, and Andrew P. DeJaco, Dublin, Ohio, for an "enhanced conversion of wideband signals to narrowband signals." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Wideband speech signals must be converted to narrowband speech signals if the transmission medium or the destination terminal is constructed with narrowband constraints. A typical wideband-to-narrowband conversion method is the elimination of frequencies above 3400 Hz using a low pass filter and a down sampler. However, this method produces a muffled speech sound since the resulting narrowband signal has a flat frequency response. Methods and apparatus are presented herein to enhance the acoustic quality of a wideband-to-narrowband converted signal. A bandwidth switching filter is used to emphasize a mid-range frequency portion of the wideband signal so that the resulting narrowband signal has a non-flat frequency spectrum." The patent application was filed on July 10, 2009 (12/501,196). 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=83,58,617.PN.&OS=PN/83,58,617&RS=PN/83,58,617 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for System for Providing Audio Highlighting of Conference Participant Playout ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,358,599) developed by Shmuel Shaffer, Palo Alto, Calif., and Steven Christenson, Campbell, Calif., for a "system for providing audio highlighting of conference participant playout." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining a first packet associated with a conference that has a first participant associated therewith. The first participant is identified as a principal participant. The method also includes determining if the first packet is associated with the first participant, and providing an audible indication that the first packet is associated with the first participant if it is determined that the first packet is associated with the first participant." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2009 (12/435,601). 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=83,58,599.PN.&OS=PN/83,58,599&RS=PN/83,58,599 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Xilinx Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24 -- Xilinx, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,358,553) developed by David P. Schultz, San Jose, Calif., Sanford L. H 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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