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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Feb. 1)

[February 01, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Feb. 1)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Multiple Network Architecture Providing for Migration of Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,666) developed by five co-inventors for a "multiple network architecture providing for migration of devices." The co-inventors are Siva Prasad Donthamsetty, Bangalore, India, Kulkarni Hrishikesh Vishwas, Bangalore, India, Lilian Sylvia Fernandes, Bangalore, India, Michael R. Smith, San Jose, Calif., and Srinath Mohanraj, Bangalore, India.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In providing seamless migration of virtual or physical devices among networks of a virtual local area network (VLAN) such as one spanning multiple data centers, a same virtual anycast Medium Access Control (VMAC) is used for reaching default gateways in virtual and/or physical devices. Each network is typically configured such that source MAC learning for the VMAC should happen only for packets coming from the local default gateway. In this manner, when a device is migrated between networks of the VLAN, the same IP address and corresponding MAC address (typically still residing in the MAC cache of the migrated device) can be used to reach the local default gateway." The patent application was filed on April 6, 2010 (12/754,609). 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=8,363,666&OS=8,363,666&RS=8,363,666 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Data and Control Multiplexing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,606) developed by Juan Montojo, San Diego, Durga Prasad Malladi, San Diego, and Serge D. Willenegger, Onnens, Switzerland, for a "method and apparatus for data and control multiplexing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "System(s) and method(s) are provided for transmitting data code symbols and control code symbols spanning disparate transmission time intervals in the uplink. Data and control symbols that overlap in time-domain within a transmission time interval are multiplexed and transmitted employing resources scheduled for data transmission, whereas data and control code symbols that are not multiplexed are transmitted in respective allocated resources. Multiplexing in conjunction with localized and distributed resource scheduling preserves the single-carrier characteristics of a single-carrier frequency division multiple access system." The patent application was filed on Aug. 29, 2007 (11/847,307). 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=8,363,606&OS=8,363,606&RS=8,363,606 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Micron Technology Assigned Patent for Analog Read and Write Paths in a Solid State Memory Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,363,473) developed by Frankie F. Roohparvar, Monte Sereno, Calif., and Vishal Sarin, Cupertino, Calif., for "analog read and write paths in a solid state memory device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A memory array in a memory device is coupled to an analog I/O data interface that enables analog voltage levels to be written to the memory array. The I/O interface comprises a plurality of analog data paths that each includes a capacitor for storing charge corresponding to a target voltage to which a selected memory cell, coupled to its respective data path, is to be programmed. A plurality of comparators can be included in the I/O interface, with each such comparator coupled to a respective bit line. Such a comparator can compare a threshold voltage of a selected memory cell to its target voltage and inhibits further programming when the threshold voltage equals or exceeds the target voltage." The patent application was filed on Nov. 14, 2011 (13/295,388). 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=8,363,473&OS=8,363,473&RS=8,363,473 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Multiple Virtual Machines Sharing a Single IP Address ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,363,656) developed by Jeffrey Klink, Ajax, Calif., and Mikhail Shoykher, Thornhill, Canada, for "multiple virtual machines sharing a single IP address." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus allow multiple virtual machines to share the same IP address on an external network address space. The virtual machines reside on one or more physical host computer systems. A virtual network manager handles network traffic from a physical interface on the host computer and forwards network data to the appropriate virtual machine based on a destination port number. Data packets on the external network each have a destination and source port number. The virtual network manager uses a port range table that associates each virtual machine with a range of destination port numbers for incoming data packets. Each of the virtual machines is assigned a unique destination port range in the port range table and incoming data traffic on the external network is routed to the receiving virtual machines based on the destination port number in the data packet." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2010 (12/882,795). 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=8,363,656&OS=8,363,656&RS=8,363,656 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent for Method and System for Channel Estimation in a Single Channel (SC) Multiple-input Multiple-output (MIMO) System Comprising Two-transmit (2-Tx) and Multiple-receive (M-Rx) Antennas for WCDMA/HSDPA ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,567) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and system for channel estimation in a single channel (SC) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system comprising two-transmit (2-Tx) and multiple-receive (M-Rx) antennas for WCDMA/HSDPA." The co-inventors are Mark Kent, Vista, Calif., Vinko Erceg, Cardiff, Calif., Uri M. Landau, San Diego, Pieter G.W. van Rooyen, San Diego, and Pieter Roux, San Diego.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a wireless system, a method and system for channel estimation in a single channel MIMO system comprising two-transmit and multiple-receive antennas for WCDMA/HSDPA are provided. A first receive antenna and at least one additional receive antenna may receive a plurality of SC communication signals transmitted from a first and an additional transmit antennas. Estimates of the propagation channels between transmit and receive antennas may be performed concurrently and may be determined from a baseband combined channel estimate. The integration time may be based on channel estimation accuracy and wireless modem performance. The signals received in the additional receive antennas may be multiplied by a rotation waveform to achieve channel orthogonality. The rotation waveform's amplitude and phase components may be modified based on the channel estimates. Rotation of the received signals in the additional receive antennas may be continuous or periodic." The patent application was filed on Feb. 8, 2011 (13/022,841). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,363,567&OS=8,363,567&RS=8,363,567 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,683) developed by Oscar Agazzi, Irvine, Calif., and Venugopal Gopinathan, Irvine, Calif., for "methods and systems for DSP-based receivers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Digital signal processing based methods and systems for receiving data signals include parallel receivers, multi-channel receivers, timing recovery schemes, and, without limitation, equalization schemes. The present invention is implemented as a multi-path parallel receiver in which an analog-to-digital converter ("ADC") and/or a digital signal processor ("DSP") are implemented with parallel paths that operate at lower rates than the received data signal. In an embodiment, a parallel DSP-based receiver in accordance with the invention includes a separate timing recovery loop for each ADC path. In an embodiment, a parallel DSP-based receiver includes a separate automatic gain control (AGC) loop for each ADC path. In an embodiment, a parallel DSP-based receiver includes a separate offset compensation loop for each ADC path. In an embodiment, the present invention is implemented as a multi-channel receiver that receives a plurality of data signals." The patent application was filed on Aug. 16, 2010 (12/805,712). 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=8,363,683&OS=8,363,683&RS=8,363,683 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Analog Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Analog Devices, Norwood, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,363,502) developed by Daniel Rey-Losada, San Diego, for a "system and method for correcting programming failures in a programmable fuse array." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for correcting programming failures in an M-bit primary array of programmable fuses. The address of the failed fuse is stored in a secondary fuse array. Correction logic coupled to the primary and secondary arrays propagates the programming states of the good fuses, and corrects the programming state of the failed fuse, if any. The correction logic preferably comprises a decoder coupled to the secondary array which produces a one-hot M-bit word representing the failed fuse, and combinatorial logic arranged to receive the programming states of the primary array fuses and the one-hot M-bit word at respective inputs and to produce the correction logic output. Multiple failures can be accommodated using multiple secondary arrays, each storing the address of a respective failed fuse, or a tertiary array which stores the address of a failed fuse in either the primary or secondary arrays." The patent application was filed on Nov. 19, 2010 (12/950,780). 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=8,363,502&OS=8,363,502&RS=8,363,502 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Device, System and Method of Scanning a Wireless Communication Frequency Band ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,630) developed by Michelle Xiaohong Gong, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a "device, system and method of scanning a wireless communication frequency band." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Device, system, and method of scanning a wireless communication frequency band. In some embodiments, a device may include a wireless communication unit to scan a first wireless communication frequency band and, upon detecting at least one access point communicating over the first wireless communication frequency band, to receive from the detected access point information identifying one or more channels of a second wireless communication frequency band, different from the first wireless communication frequency band, and to scan the identified channels to detect wireless area network communications of at least one wireless area network. Other embodiments are described and claimed." The patent application was filed on Aug. 11, 2009 (12/538,920). 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=8,363,630&OS=8,363,630&RS=8,363,630 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for User Separation in Space Division Multiple Access for a Multi-carrier Communication System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,603) developed by five co-inventors for an "user separation in space division multiple access for a multi-carrier communication system." The co-inventors are Min Dong, San Diego, Tingfang Ji, San Diego, Dhananjay Ashok Gore, San Diego, Alexei Gorokhov, San Diego, and Arak Sutivong, Bangkok, Thailand.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatuses and methodologies are described that increase system capacity in a multi-access wireless communication system. Spatial dimensions may be utilized to distinguish between multiple signals utilizing the same channel and thereby increase system capacity. Signals may be separated by applying beamforming weights based upon the spatial signature of the user device-base station pair. Grouping spatially orthogonal or disparate user devices on the same channel facilitates separation of signals and maximization of user device throughput performance. User devices may be reassigned to groups periodically or based upon changes in the spatial relationships between the user devices and the base station." The patent application was filed on Jan. 18, 2006 (11/333,890). 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=8,363,603&OS=8,363,603&RS=8,363,603 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Channel Access Scheme for Ultra-wide Band Communication ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,583) developed by four co-inventors for a "channel access scheme for ultra-wide band communication." The co-inventors are Zhanfeng Jia, Belmont, Calif., Amal Ekbal, San Diego, David Jonathan Julian, San Diego, and Fatih Ulupinar, San Diego.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A channel access scheme is provided for a pulse-based ultra-wide band network. Here, concurrent ultra-wide band channels may be established through the use of a pulse division multiple access scheme. An access scheme may employ different states each of which may be associated with different channel parameter state information and/or different duty cycles. For example, a channel access scheme may employ an inactive state, an idle state, a connected state, and a streaming state. Multiple logical channels may be defined for a given ultra-wide band channel via, for example, pulse division multiplexing." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2006 (11/611,338). 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=8,363,583&OS=8,363,583&RS=8,363,583 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,550) developed by five co-inventors for an "adaptive data unit transmission and acknowledgment." The co-inventors are Yuan Yuan, Sunnyvale, Calif., Kevin C. Yu, Palo Alto, Calif., Michial Allen Gunter, Oakland, Calif., C. Philip Gossett, Mountain View, Calif., and David James Carmichael, Zurich, Switzerland.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for adaptive data unit transmission. A sliding window is filled with data units and designates a sliding window start position and a sliding window end position. A value for each of the data units in the sliding window is stored, the value representing a maximum number of times that each data unit is to be transmitted. The stored value is different among at least two of the data units. Data units are selected from the sliding window to be assembled into a packet. An assembled packet is transmitted to a receiving computerized device. A determination that the data unit positioned at the sliding window start position has been transmitted a maximum number of time is performed, and in response a different data unit is positioned at the sliding window start position." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2010 (12/815,997). 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=8,363,550&OS=8,363,550&RS=8,363,550 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Juniper Networks Assigned Patent for Summarization and Longest-prefix Match Within MPLS Networks ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,667) developed by Kireeti Kompella, Los Altos, Calif., for "summarization and longest-prefix match within MPLS networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In general, techniques are described for summarizing label mappings and thereby enabling longest-prefix match within Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks. More specifically, a first router included within a first area of a network comprises a control unit that maintains a label space defining labels available for mapping to a plurality of addresses assigned to network devices within the network. The control unit reserves a contiguous set of the labels of the label space and maps the contiguous set of labels to first area addresses. The first area addresses include those addresses of the plurality of addresses available for assignment to network devices within the first area. The first router also includes an interface card that transmits, to a second router of a second area of the network, an advertisement that advertises a summarized version of the mapping between the contiguous set of labels and the first area addresses." The patent application was filed on April 18, 2011 (13/088,961). 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=8,363,667&OS=8,363,667&RS=8,363,667 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Qualcomm Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Multiplexing High-speed Packet Data Transmission with Voice/data Transmission ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Qualcomm, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,576) developed by Serge Willenegger, Onnens, Switzerland, and Stein A. Lundby, Solana Beach, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for multiplexing high-speed packet data transmission with voice/data transmission." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for transmitting voice/data and packet data services such that packet data transmissions have less impact on voice/data transmissions. In one aspect, voice/data and packet data can be multiplexed within a transmission interval such that the available resources are efficiently utilized. In another aspect, the amount of variation in the total transmit power from a base station is controlled to reduce degradation to transmissions from this and other base stations. In a specific method for concurrently transmitting a number of types of data, a first data type (e.g., voice, overhead, and some data) and a second data type are respectively processed in accordance with first and second signal processing schemes to generate first and second payloads, respectively. First and second partitions are then defined in a transmission interval. The first and second payloads are time multiplexed into the first and second partitions, respectively, and the multiplexed payloads are transmitted." The patent application was filed on July 2, 2004 (10/884,120). 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=8,363,576&OS=8,363,576&RS=8,363,576 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Qualcomm Assigned Patent for Synchronized Broadcast/multicast Communication ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Qualcomm, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,697) developed by four co-inventors for a synchronized broadcast/multicast communication. The co-inventors are Matthew S. Grob, La Jolla, Calif., Peter J. Black, San Diego, Srikant Jayaraman, San Diego, and Paul E. Jacobs, La Jolla, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Synchronized broadcast transmits a same broadcast content using a same waveform from multiple transmitters. Transmitters each apply a same spreading code for broadcast transmissions. In a spread-spectrum communication system having a time division multiplexed forward link, a synchronized broadcast transmission is inserted into a broadcast slot. One embodiment employs an Orthogonal Frequency Divisional Multiplex (OFDM) waveform for the synchronized broadcast. An OFDM receiver is then used to process the received synchronized broadcast transmission. An alternate embodiment implements a broadcast Pseudo-random Noise (PN) code for use by multiple transmitters. An equalizer is then employed to estimate the synchronized broadcast transmission." The patent application was filed on Jan. 20, 2005 (11/041,136). 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=8,363,697&OS=8,363,697&RS=8,363,697 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Dynamic Probe Architecture ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,556) developed by Rodney S. Dunn, Benson, N.C., Carlos M. Pignataro, Raleigh, N.C., and Michael Lee Sullenberger, San Jose, Calif., for a dynamic probe architecture.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods and other embodiments associated with dynamic probe generation are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes generation logic to dynamically generate a probe configured to identify a status associated with an event occurring in a network device, a path between network devices, and/or a location in an encapsulation stack. Additionally, the apparatus comprises reception logic to receive the status." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2009 (12/505,861). 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=8,363,556&OS=8,363,556&RS=8,363,556 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** ViaSat Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- ViaSat, Carlsbad, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,702) developed by Mark J. Miller, Vista, Calif., for a "GMSK spread modulation receiver." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique for receiving spread spectrum GMSK signals that demodulates Gaussian Minimum Shift Keying transmissions involving a sequence of data symbols, a spread spectrum code comprising a sequence of spread spectrum chips, a sequence of pre-modulation chips combining the sequence of data symbols with the spread spectrum chips, wherein for each data symbol, at least one of the pre-modulation chips is generated by taking into account at least the data symbol and at least one of the spread spectrum chips." The patent application was filed on Oct. 3, 2008 (12/245,530). 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=8,363,702&OS=8,363,702&RS=8,363,702 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Stoke Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Stoke, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,665) developed by Heeseon Lim, Cupertino, Calif., Nishi Kant, San Jose, Calif., and Ankit Bansal, Bangalore, India, for a "method and system for bypassing 3GPP packet switched core network when accessing internet from 3GPP UEs using IP-BTS, femto cell, or LTE access network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A type of network traffic associated with a packet received from a remote node of an access network is determined. A first interface logic routes the packet to a radio network controller (RNC) if the packet is received from an Internet protocol-basestation (IP-BTS) access network and destined to a packet core network. The RNC forwards the packet to a component of the packet core network. A second interface logic routes the packet to the component of the packet core network, including aggregating other packets of the same type received from other remote nodes, if the packet is received from a femto cell and destined to the packet core network. A breakout logic routes the packet to a destination of the Internet directly to enable the packet to reach the Internet without having to route the packet to the component of the packet core network, if the packet is destined to the Internet." The patent application was filed on Nov. 18, 2009 (12/620,969). 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=8,363,665&OS=8,363,665&RS=8,363,665 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Controlling a Transmission Data Rate Based on Feedback Relating to Channel Conditions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,604) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for controlling a transmission data rate based on feedback relating to channel conditions." The co-inventors are Mehmet Gurelli, San Diego, Mehmet Yavuz, San Diego, Rashid A. Attar, San Diego, Nagabhushana Sindhushayana, San Diego, and Rajesh K. Pankaj, San Diego.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A network entity includes a processor configured to regulate the data rate of transmissions over a wireless channel from a base station to a subscriber station based on feedback from the subscriber station, the feedback relating to the wireless channel conditions, the processor being further configured to determine a substitute data rate for one or more transmissions over the wireless channel." The patent application was filed on Jan. 31, 2006 (11/344,698). 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=8,363,604&OS=8,363,604&RS=8,363,604 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Predictive Packet Forwarding for a Network Switch ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,363,654) developed by Paul T. Congdon, Granite Bay, Calif., for a "predictive packet forwarding for a network switch." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A network switch includes a predictor using data in a packet to predict a flow for the packet. A forwarding engine forwards at least a portion of the packet on a switch fabric to an egress port in the switch determined from the predicted flow. The forwarding engine is operable to forward the packet on the switch fabric to the egress port determined from the predicted flow prior to a lookup module determining a flow from a lookup." The patent application was filed on Nov. 7, 2008 (12/266,783). 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=8,363,654&OS=8,363,654&RS=8,363,654 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Citrix Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Citrix Systems, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,363,650) developed by Goutham P. Rao, San Jose, Calif., Robert A. Rodriguez, San Jose, Calif., and Eric R. Brueggemann, Cupertino, Calif., for "method and systems for routing packets from a gateway to an endpoint." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for routing packets from a gateway to an endpoint includes the step of associating a private internet protocol (IP) address with an endpoint having a public IP address. A packet addressed to the private IP address of the endpoint is captured. A policy is applied to the packet. The packet is transmitted to the public IP address of the endpoint, responsive to the application of the policy to the packet." The patent application was filed on July 22, 2005 (11/161,091). 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=8,363,650&OS=8,363,650&RS=8,363,650 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Physical Layer Repeater with Roaming Support Based on Multiple Identifiers ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,590) developed by four co-inventors for a "physical layer repeater with roaming support based on multiple identifiers." The co-inventors are Mark Mathews, Melbourne, Fla., Lawrence Wayne LaMont Jr., San Diego, Kenneth M. Galney, Satellite Beach, Fla., and James A. Proctor Jr., Melbourne Beach, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An exemplary method (600, 700) and apparatus (800) are provided for generating a modified protocol message (414, 423 a, 423b, 424). In some embodiments, a physical layer repeater conducts a repeating operation including receiving a modified protocol signal on a first channel and retransmitting a modified version of the modified protocol signal on a second channel. An exemplary physical layer repeater can include a transceiver (810), a baseband modem (822), and a processor (821) configured to demodulate the modified protocol signal to obtain a first identifier and a first channel identifier and a unique identifier in a modified portion of the signal. The unique identifier and a second channel identifier are retransmitted in a modified version of the signal on the second channel." The patent application was filed on May 31, 2007 (12/293,796). 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=8,363,590&OS=8,363,590&RS=8,363,590 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Konda Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Konda Technologies, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,649) developed by Venkat Konda, San Jose, Calif., for "fully connected generalized multi-link multi-stage networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A generalized multi-link multi-stage network comprising (2.times.log.sub.dN)-1 stages is operated in strictly nonblocking manner for unicast, also in rearrangeably nonblocking manner for arbitrary fan-out multicast when s.gtoreq.2, and in strictly nonblocking manner for arbitrary fan-out multicast when s.gtoreq.3, includes an input stage having N/d switches with each of them having d inlet links and s.times.d outgoing links connecting to second stage switches, an output stage having N/d switches with each of them having d outlet links and s.times.d incoming links connecting from switches in the penultimate stage. The network also has (2.times.log.sub.dN)-3 middle stages with each middle stage having N/d switches, and each switch in the middle stage has s.times.d incoming links connecting from the switches in its immediate preceding stage, and s.times.d outgoing links connecting to the switches in its immediate succeeding stage. Also each multicast connection is set up by use of at most two outgoing links from the input stage switch." The patent application was filed on May 22, 2008 (12/601,274). 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=8,363,649&OS=8,363,649&RS=8,363,649 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Delay Line that Tracks Setup Time of a Latching Element Over PVT ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,485) developed by Ashwin Raghunathan, Santa Clara, Calif., and Marzio Pedrali Noy, San Diego, for "delay line that tracks setup time of a latching element over PVT." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A latching element latches incoming data into an integrated circuit. The latching element (for example, a latch or flip-flop) can be considered to include a data path portion, a clock path portion, and an ideal latching element. In one embodiment, an open-loop replica of the data path portion is disposed in a clock signal path between a clock input terminal of the integrated circuit and a clock input lead of the latching element. In a second embodiment, an additional replica of the clock path portion is disposed in a data signal path between a data terminal of the integrated circuit and a data input lead of the latching element. The replica circuits help prevent changes in skew between a data path propagation time to the ideal latching element and clock path propagation time to the ideal latching element. Setup times remain substantially constant over PVT (process, supply voltage, temperature)." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2009 (12/559,585). 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=8,363,485&OS=8,363,485&RS=8,363,485 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Entropic Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Entropic Communications, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,681) developed by Arndt Mueller, San Diego, for a "method and apparatus for using ranging measurements in a multimedia home network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to various embodiments of the disclosure, systems, methods and apparatuses are provided for using ranging to improve network efficiency. In particular, various embodiments of the disclosure provide ranging to improve local clock time synchronization. According to one embodiment, a method for synchronizing a plurality of nodes on a communication network is provided, comprising: exchanging local clock times between a first node and a second node over the communication network; performing a ranging method between the first and second nodes based on the local clock times exchanged between the first and second nodes, wherein the ranging method results in an estimated propagation delay between the first and second nodes; and adjusting the local clock times of the first and second nodes based on the estimated propagation delay, thereby resulting in a synchronized local clock time at the first and second nodes." The patent application was filed on Oct. 15, 2009 (12/580,127). 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=8,363,681&OS=8,363,681&RS=8,363,681 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Juniper Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,668) developed by Sarin Thomas, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Srihari Vegesna, San Jose, Calif., for "avoiding unfair advantage in weighted round robin (WRR) scheduling." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A network device includes multiple queues to store packets to be scheduled, and a weighted round-robin (WRR) scheduler. The WRR scheduler performs a first WRR scheduling iteration including processing of at least one packet from a particular queue of the multiple queues, identifies the particular queue as an empty queue during the performing of the first WRR scheduling iteration, identifies the particular queue as a non-empty queue after the identifying the particular queue as the empty queue, and performs a second WRR scheduling iteration including processing of only one packet of a group of packets from the particular queue of the multiple queues." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2009 (12/640,417). 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=8,363,668&OS=8,363,668&RS=8,363,668 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AOL Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- AOL, Dulles, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,363,636) developed by David Bill, Foster City, Calif., for distributing personalized content.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides a method and system for distributing personalized content to potentially large numbers of recipients. A pool is selected, from among all content available for distribution, of those content elements that will be made available for simultaneous distribution, and personalized content is selected for distribution from that pool. The content of the pool can change with new selections over time. For each individual recipient, content elements in the pool are examined to determine if they are predicted to be of sufficient interest to that recipient for distribution, and if so, those content elements are distributed. If not, successive content elements in the pool are examined, relaxing the standard for sufficient interest, until at least one content element is found and distributed to the individual recipient." The patent application was filed on Sept. 2, 2011 (13/225,339). 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=8,363,636&OS=8,363,636&RS=8,363,636 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Semi-persistent Scheduling Resource Release with DRX Command ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,611) developed by Sai Yiu Duncan Ho, San Diego, Wanshi Chen, San Diego, and Juan Montojo, San Diego, for a "semi-persistent scheduling resource release with DRX command." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a technique for releasing semi-persistent scheduling resources and for immediate entering an energy saving mode of operation at a user terminal." The patent application was filed on Jan. 6, 2010 (12/683,394). 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=8,363,611&OS=8,363,611&RS=8,363,611 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Point-to-point MAC Protocol for High Speed Wireless Bridging ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,629) developed by Ozgur Gurbuz, Ankara, Turkey, Ender Ayanoglu, Santa Clara, Calif., and Robert Meier, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, for a "point-to-point MAC protocol for high speed wireless bridging." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for improving throughput in point-to-point wireless communication links are provided. In one particular implementation, a media access control (MAC) layer of the IEEE 802.11 standard is enhanced for use in point-to-point links to take advantage of the limited number of nodes participating in the link. In one embodiment, a master/slave type protocol provides contention free operation between two wireless nodes. Multiple priority levels and voice traffic may be accommodated with guaranteed Quality of Service." The patent application was filed on June 16, 2009 (12/456,417). 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=8,363,629&OS=8,363,629&RS=8,363,629 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Methods and Systems Using Efficient Transmission of DCD/UCD Messages in a WIMAX System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,595) developed by Guangming Carl Shi, San Diego, Tom Chin, San Diego, and Kuo-Chun Lee, San Diego, for "methods and systems using efficient transmission of DCD/UCD messages in a WIMAX system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the present disclosure propose a method and apparatus for ensuring each mobile station serviced by a base station does not miss a new version of a DCD/UCD message before the new version takes effect." The patent application was filed on April 17, 2009 (12/425,509). 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=8,363,595&OS=8,363,595&RS=8,363,595 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** SanDisk Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- SanDisk Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,363,495) developed by Raul-Adrian Cernea, Santa Clara, Calif., for a "non-volatile memory with redundancy data buffered in remote buffer circuits." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A memory has defective locations in its user portion replaceable by redundant locations in a redundant portion. Data latches in column circuits of user and redundant portions allow data sensed from or to be written to a memory to be exchanged with a data bus. A remote redundancy scheme has the redundant data available from a central buffer accessible by any number of column circuits. Redundant data buffer circuits enable bus exchange with data from the user data latches except for defective locations when data are taken from the central buffer. In this way only addressing for the user portion is used for bus exchange. Also, accessibility to the redundant data will not be restricted by the locations of the column circuits relative to the redundant data latches and the buffered redundant data can be accessed at a finer granularity than that imposed by the column circuits." The patent application was filed on March 11, 2011 (13/046,472). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,363,495&OS=8,363,495&RS=8,363,495 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** On-Ramp Wireless Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- On-Ramp Wireless, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,699) developed by seven co-inventors for a "random timing offset determination." The co-inventors are Kenneth C. Sinsuan, San Diego, Theodore J. Myers, La Jolla, Calif., Lewis N. Cohen, San Diego, Matthew Hughes, San Diego, Daniel Thomas Werner, San Diego, Robert W. Boesel, San Diego, and Patrick M. Singler, San Diego.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems and instructions stored on computer-readable media for generating, at a first node, a plurality of data units. The plurality of data units are spread with a common pseudo-noise (PN) code that is used by a plurality of nodes, including the first node and a second node, that are in communication with an access point. A random timing offset is determined, and a first data unit is transmitted to the access point at a first time based upon a slot start time and the random timing offset. The first data unit is transmitted while at least a portion of a second signal is transmitted from the second node such that both the first data unit and the second signal are received by the access point. The second signal is transmitted at a second time based on the slot time and a second random timing offset." The patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2012 (13/572,909). 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=8,363,699&OS=8,363,699&RS=8,363,699 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Orthogonal Data Link, and Associated Methods ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,363,538) developed by Karl Joseph Bois, Fort Collins, Colo., Derek L. Knee, Fort Collins, Colo., and Vaishnav Srinivas, Los Angeles, for "orthogonal data link, and associated methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An orthogonal data link is provided by a first digital device, a second digital device, and a bus coupling the first digital device to the second digital device. The first digital device has a first transmitter that encodes data of the first device with a first code (e.g., [1,1]), for transmission on the bus. The second device has a second transmitter that encodes data of the second device with a second code (e.g., [0,1] or [1,0]), for transmission on the bus. The first device has a first receiver that renders the second data by (a) multiplying signals of the bus with the second code and (b) integrating over a periodicity of the codes. The second device has a second receiver that renders the first data by (a) multiplying signals of the bus with the first code and (b) integrating over a periodicity of the codes." The patent application was filed on Feb. 14, 2003 (10/366,932). 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=8,363,538&OS=8,363,538&RS=8,363,538 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,696) developed by Jason Alexander Trachewsky, Menlo Park, Calif., for a "low-rate long-range mode for OFDM wireless LAN." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for implementing an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing scheme and providing an improved range extension. The system includes a transmitter for transmitting data to a receiver. The transmitter includes a symbol mapper for generating a symbol for each of a plurality of subcarriers and a spreading module for spreading out the symbol on each of the plurality of subcarriers by using a direct sequence spread spectrum. The symbol on each of the plurality of subcarriers is spread by multiplying the symbol by predefined length sequences. The receiver includes a de-spreader module for de-spreading the symbols on each of the plurality of subcarriers. The de-spreader module includes a simply correlator receiver for obtaining maximum detection. The correlator produces an output sequence of a same length as an input sequence and the de-spreader module uses a point of maximum correlation on the output sequence to obtain a recovered symbol." The patent application was filed on Sept. 6, 2011 (13/226,068). 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=8,363,696&OS=8,363,696&RS=8,363,696 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Signaling Methods for MMSE Precoding with Eigenmode Selection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,587) developed by six co-inventors for "signaling methods for MMSE precoding with eigenmode selection." The co-inventors are Simone Merlin, Solesino, Italy, Hemanth Sampath, San Diego, Santosh Abraham, San Diego, Alok Aggarwal, Foster City, Calif., Vinay Sridhara, Santa Clara, Calif., and Sameer Vermani, San Diego.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Different methods of signaling between an access point and user terminals in a multiuser wireless system for performing a minimum mean square error (MMSE) precoding at the access point preceded with eigenmode selection are provided. For one embodiment of the present disclosure, a compact feedback may be utilized between a plurality of user terminals and the access point. For another embodiment of the present disclosure, a hybrid feedback may be utilized between the plurality of user terminals and the access point. For yet another embodiment of the present disclosure, a full feedback may be utilized between the plurality of user terminals and the access point." The patent application was filed on March 23, 2009 (12/408,938). 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=8,363,587&OS=8,363,587&RS=8,363,587 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Channel Optimization During Point-to-point Protocol (PPP) Session Requests ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,616) developed by Ramin Rezaiifar, San Diego, Raymond Tah-Sheng Hsu, San Diego, and Nischal Abrol, San Diego, for a "method and apparatus for channel optimization during point-to-point protocol (PPP) session requests." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for requesting Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) instances from a packet data services network includes a mobile station configured to send an origination message to a packet data service node (PDSN) at which it has arrived upon leaving the vicinity of another PDSN. The message informs the new PDSN of the new location of the mobile station and indicates both the number of dormant PPP instances associated with the mobile station and a service reference identifier for each such PPP instance. A flag within the message may be used to indicate whether the PPP instances are dormant (i.e., whether the mobile station is engaged in a call). Communications channel resources of packet data services nodes are optimized by reducing the information included in messages from the Packet Control Function network element to the Packet Data Service Node network element, and by reducing the use of Mobile Internet Protocol agent advertisement." The patent application was filed on Feb. 23, 2007 (11/678,521). 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=8,363,616&OS=8,363,616&RS=8,363,616 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Monitoring Grant Channels in Wireless Communication ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,605) developed by Juan Montojo, San Diego, Stein Arne Lundby, Solana Beach, Calif., and Etienne F. Chaponniere, San Diego, for a "method and apparatus for monitoring grant channels in wireless communication." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for monitoring grant channels in a wireless communication network are described. In one design, a user equipment (UE) determines whether a monitoring condition is satisfied, monitors at least one grant channel for grants of radio resources if the monitoring condition is satisfied, and stops monitoring the at least one grant channel if the monitoring condition is not satisfied. The UE may determine that the monitoring condition is satisfied after sending scheduling information indicating that there is data to send, if there is an outstanding grant of radio resources, if a grant of radio resources is expected, if there is at least one scheduled flow and a data buffer for the scheduled flow(s) is not empty, if there is an outstanding grant of radio resources and data transmission has been sent using this grant of radio resources, if there is at least one other control channel to monitor, etc." The patent application was filed on Aug. 21, 2007 (11/842,878). 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=8,363,605&OS=8,363,605&RS=8,363,605 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Low Complexity Beamforming for Multiple Antenna Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,577) developed by seven co-inventors for a "low complexity beamforming for multiple antenna systems." The co-inventors are Tingfang Ji, San Diego, Ayman Fawzy Naguib, Cupertino, Calif., Arak Sutivong, San Diego, Dhananjay Gore, San Diego, Alexei Gorokhov, San Diego, Hemanth Sampath, San Diego, and Min Dong, San Diego.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that utilize the discrete Fourier transform of time domain responses to generate beamforming weights for wireless communication. In addition, in some embodiments frequency subcarriers constituting less than all of the frequency subcarriers allocated for communication to a user may utilized for generating the beamforming weights." The patent application was filed on June 21, 2005 (11/158,585). 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=8,363,577&OS=8,363,577&RS=8,363,577 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Kolo Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Kolo Technologies, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,514) developed by Yongli Huang, San Jose, Calif., for a "variable operating voltage in micromachined ultrasonic transducer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cMUT and a cMUT operation method use an input signal that has two components with different frequency characteristics. The first component has primarily acoustic frequencies within a frequency response band of the cMUT, while the second component has primarily frequencies out of the frequency response band. The bias signal and the second component of the input signal together apply an operation voltage on the cMUT. The operation voltage is variable between operation modes, such as transmission and reception modes. The cMUT allows variable operation voltage by requiring only one AC component. This allows the bias signal to be commonly shared by multiple cMUT elements, and simplifies fabrication. The implementations of the cMUT and the operation method are particularly suitable for ultrasonic harmonic imaging in which the reception mode receives higher harmonic frequencies." The patent application was filed on Nov. 26, 2008 (12/745,735). 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=8,363,514&OS=8,363,514&RS=8,363,514 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** National Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- National Semiconductor, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,469) developed by four co-inventors for an "all-NMOS 4-transistor non-volatile memory cell." The co-inventors are Pavel Poplevine, Foster City, Calif., Umer Khan, Santa Clara, Calif., Hengyang (James) Lin, San Jose, Calif., and Andrew J. Franklin, Santa Clara, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A non-volatile memory cell includes NMOS programming, read, erase, and control transistors having gate electrodes connected to a storage node. The erase and control transistors have interconnected source, drain, and bulk electrodes. The cell is programmed by setting source, drain, bulk, and gate electrodes of all transistors to a positive voltage. An inhibiting voltage is applied to source, drain, and bulk electrodes of the read transistor, while setting source and drain electrodes of the programming transistor to the positive voltage and the bulk electrode of the programming transistor to the positive voltage or the inhibiting voltage. Source, drain, and bulk electrodes of the control transistor are then ramped to a negative control voltage while ramping source, drain, and bulk electrodes of the erase transistor to a negative erase voltage and then back to the positive voltage. Source, drain. bulk, and gate electrodes of the programming, erase, and control transistors are then returned to the positive voltage, while setting the source, drain, and bulk electrodes of the read transistor to the inhibiting voltage." The patent application was filed on Feb. 2, 2010 (12/698,318). 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=8,363,469&OS=8,363,469&RS=8,363,469 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent for High Data Throughput Wireless Local Area Network Receiver ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,642) developed by Tushar Moorti, Mountain View, Calif., Christopher J. Hansen, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Jason A. Trachewsky, Menlo Park, Calif., for a "high data throughput wireless local area network receiver." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for receiving a frame in a high data throughput wireless local area network begins by receiving a preamble of the frame via a channel in accordance with a default receiver filter mask. The processing continues by validating the preamble. The processing continues by, when the preamble is validated, interpreting the preamble to determine a high data throughput channel configuration. The processing continues by reconfiguring the default receiver filter mask in accordance with the high data throughput channel configuration to produce a reconfigured receiver filter mask. The processing continues by receiving a data segment of the frame in accordance with the reconfigured receiver filter mask." The patent application was filed on April 20, 2009 (12/426,911). 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=8,363,642&OS=8,363,642&RS=8,363,642 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cellco Partnership Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Cellco Partnership, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,363,621) developed by Derek Hongwei Bao, Concord, Calif., and David Chiang, Fremont, Calif., for a "femto-BTS RF access mechanism." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Femto cells that extend mobile network coverage into customer premises operate in a frequency band typically assigned to a macro network. To facilitate system discovery and registrations of mobile stations with femto cells, a carrier designates one the channels within the band as a primary channel for its femto cells. For example, neighbor list messages transmitted by macro network base stations can provide frequency and PN code information directing mobile stations to search the primary channel for a PN code of the femto cells. The mobile station preferred roaming list (PRL) may identify femto cells by SID/NID. The SID is that of the carrier's macro network, whereas the NID may be a NID of the macro network or one specifically assigned to femto cell operations. The PRL uses frequency acquisition information for the femto cells that is the same as or similar to that for one of the macro networks." The patent application was filed on June 21, 2012 (13/529,593). 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=8,363,621&OS=8,363,621&RS=8,363,621 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for MAC Architectures for Wireless Communications Using Multiple Physical Layers ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,363,597) developed by four co-inventors for "MAC architectures for wireless communications using multiple physical layers." The co-inventors are Santosh P. Abraham, San Diego, Vered Bar Bracha, Hod Hasharon, Israel, Hemanth Sampath, San Diego, and Vinay Sridhara, Santa Clara, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for wireless communications using two different physical layers with a common medium access control layer are provided." The patent application was filed on April 8, 2010 (12/756,343). 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=8,363,597&OS=8,363,597&RS=8,363,597 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Playing Data from an Optical Media Drive ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,523) developed by Paul J. Wehrenberg, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "playing data from an optical media drive." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Example embodiments provide various techniques for playing data from an optical media drive. The optical media drive may detect certain media access information for use in accessing optical media. This media access information is stored a non-volatile memory. The optical media drive then retrieves the media access information from the non-volatile memory once the optical media drive is reactivated after dea 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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