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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Feb. 7)

[February 07, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Feb. 7)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,370,270) developed by Elton T. Ray, Lakeville, N.Y., and Jonathan A. Goldstein, Rush, N.Y., for a "system and method for creating an efficient shipping strategy for shipping printed material." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and related method for creating an efficient shipping strategy for shipping printed material is disclosed. The system includes a communication component, an analysis component and a shipping component. The communication component communicates printing instructions. The printing instructions include image data and at least one job parameter. The analysis component communicates with the communication component and determines at least one physical property of a print job when formed according to the printing instructions. The shipping component generates shipping information in accordance with the at least one physical property." The patent application was filed on Feb. 11, 2008 (12/029,156). 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=8,370,270&OS=8,370,270&RS=8,370,270 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.



*** Goldman, Sachs Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Goldman, Sachs, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,370,238) developed by Varkki Chacko, Short Hills, N.J., and Fernando Cunha, New York City, N.Y., for a "credit index, a system and method for structuring a credit index, and a system and method for operating a credit index." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a credit index, a system and method for structuring a credit index, a system and method for operating a credit index, and a system and method for determining the liquidity of a credit." The patent application was filed on July 13, 2011 (13/181,772). 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=8,370,238&OS=8,370,238&RS=8,370,238 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** FonWallet Transaction Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- FonWallet Transaction Solutions, Rancho Murieta, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,370,265) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for managing status of a payment instrument." The co-inventors are Todd R. Coulter, Rancho Murieta, Calif., Mordechai E. Kaplinsky, Brooklyn, N.Y., Christopher E. Lewis, Tempe, Ariz., and Jeffery A. Warmington, Wellington, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A transaction processing service operates as an intermediary between acquirers of financial transaction requests and issuing institutions that process the financial transaction requests. The intermediary service enables a customer to selectively change the status of an account's associated with a payment instrument by activating or deactivating the account. The intermediary service may manage account status locally using a rules module. Alternatively, the issuing institution may manage account status, while the intermediary service provides an interface for customers. A customer communicates with the intermediary service to direct the service to change the account status. The intermediary service determines the account's issuing institution and provides an indication to the issuing institution of the current status of the account (or of the change in status). The intermediary service may provide the indication by transmitting a message to the issuing institution or by storing the account status information in its own database. The issuing institution may then request account status from the intermediary service whenever it needs the information, such as when it receives an authorization request." The patent application was filed on Aug. 18, 2010 (12/859,205). 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=8,370,265&OS=8,370,265&RS=8,370,265 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Morgan Stanley Assigned Patent for Profit Model for Non-execution Services ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Morgan Stanley, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,370,237) developed by Barry S. Hurewitz, New York, for a "profit model for non-execution services." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods of pricing non-execution services provided by a firm comprising an execution service provider and a non-execution service provider. The methods may comprise the steps of accruing a payment for execution and non-execution services from an external client and allocating a first portion of the payment to an execution service provider and a second portion of the payment to a non-execution service provider. The methods may also comprise the steps of calculating a cost of providing the non-execution services, and calculating a profit of the non-execution service provider considering the cost of providing the non-execution services and the second portion of the payment." The patent application was filed on April 29, 2011 (13/098,007). 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=8,370,237&OS=8,370,237&RS=8,370,237 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Longitude Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Longitude, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,370,249) developed by four co-inventors for an enhanced parimutuel wagering. The co-inventors are Jeffrey Lange, New York, Kenneth Charles Baron, New York, Charles Walden, Montclair, N.J., and Marcus Harte, Bridgewater, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for engaging in enhanced parimutuel wagering and gaming. In one embodiment, different types of bets can be offered and processed in the same betting pool on an underlying event, such as a horse or dog race, a sporting event or a lottery, and the premiums and payouts of these different types of bets can be determined in the same betting pool, by configuring an equivalent combination of fundamental bets for each type of bet, and performing a demand-based valuation of each of the fundamental bets in the equivalent combination. In another embodiment, bettors can place bets in the betting pool with limit odds on the selected outcome of the underlying event. The bets with limit odds are not filled in whole or in part, unless the final odds on the selected outcome of the underlying event are equal to or greater than the limit odds." The patent application was filed on Oct. 5, 2010 (12/924,766). 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=8,370,249&OS=8,370,249&RS=8,370,249 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Island Intellectual Property Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Island Intellectual Property, Manhasset, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,370,236) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system for allocating funds over a plurality of time deposit instruments in depository institutions." The co-inventors are Bruce Bent, Manhasset, N.Y., Bruce Bent II, Manhasset, N.Y., Rebecca Gareis Bent, Manhasset, N.Y., and David Edgar Gareis, Maplewood, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system and program product, the method in one embodiment comprising: A method, comprising: accessing databases comprising: client information for each of a plurality of respective clients, comprising a balance of funds of the client; a distribution percent value, X.sub.i, for tranches; information for each of multiple government backed-insured aggregated time deposit instruments holding a tranche of client funds, comprising: a rate; an identification of the depository institution; a term; and determining a given client available distribution amount, D.sub.i; determining an amount of a client tranche to be deposited in each of N.sub.i depository institutions based at least in part on the percentage, X.sub.i, in order that the client tranches are approximately equal and are insured; determining N.sub.i depository institutions to distribute the client tranches; allocating substantially equally respective client tranches to the N.sub.i depository institutions; generating data for instructions to transfer the respective client tranches; updating, the databases." The patent application was filed on Nov. 23, 2010 (12/953,221). 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=8,370,236&OS=8,370,236&RS=8,370,236 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** BGC Partners Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- BGC Partners, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,370,212) developed by Joseph M. Asher, New York, and Howard W. Lutnick, New York, for a "method, apparatus and article of manufacture for determining the end to a silent auction using a tiered strategy." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, apparatuses and article of manufactures of an electronic auction system that receives at least one bid to purchase an item that is available for auction during a period of time. The period of time comprises a plurality of time increments. The system also uses a computing device to determine that the auction for the item has ended. The act of determining includes determining that at least one of the following events has occurred: (ii) a first quantity of bids received during a first time increment is less than a first pre-determined number; and (iii) a second quantity of bids received during a second time increment is less than a second pre-determined number. Based on pre-determined criteria, the system also determines a winning bid from a plurality of received bids. In addition, the system transmits to a remote device a notification of the winning bid. The remote device and the computing device are in communication via a network. The system also processes a payment of the item." The patent application was filed on June 5, 2009 (12/479,161). 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=8,370,212&OS=8,370,212&RS=8,370,212 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Morgan Stanley Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Morgan Stanley, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,370,241) developed by Peter D. Cotton, New York, for "systems and methods for analyzing financial models with probabilistic networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-assisted method for evaluating a financial model. The method may include selecting a financial model describing a distribution of a first financial variable and representing the financial model in a probabilistic network. The model may also include deriving a refined financial model based on the probabilistic network and finding a value of a financial instrument based at least in part on the refined financial model. A property of the financial instrument may be described by the first financial variable. In various embodiments, the method may also include inferring a value of the first financial variable." The patent application was filed on Nov. 22, 2004 (10/994,832). 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=8,370,241&OS=8,370,241&RS=8,370,241 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for System and Method for Determining Wedge Tightness ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,370,086) developed by Francis Alexander Reed, Princetown, N.Y., for a "system and method for determining wedge tightness." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for determining wedge tightness in a dynamoelectric machine is provided. The dynamoelectric machine includes a rotor, stator and a wedge assembly having at least one wedge for retaining a coil. The system includes a force application device for applying a predetermined force or a known quantity of force to a wedge, and the force is applied in a substantially radial direction. A measuring device for measuring movement of the wedge, measures a movement distance relative to a surface of an adjacent core surface. The system can be inserted between the rotor and the stator, and the movement distance is obtained by evaluating a distance to an adjacent core surface and a distance to a surface of the wedge." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2010 (12/793,968). 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=8,370,086&OS=8,370,086&RS=8,370,086 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Robust Speech Recognition ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,370,146) developed by Johan Schalkwyk, Scarsdale, N.Y., Bjorn Bringert, Bath, United Kingdom, and David P. Singleton, London, for a robust speech recognition.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for recognizing speech input. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a user input and a grammar including annotations, the user input comprising audio data and the annotations providing syntax and semantics to the grammar, retrieving third-party statistical speech recognition information, the statistical speech recognition information being transmitted over a network, generating a statistical language model (SLM) based on the grammar and the statistical speech recognition information, the SLM preserving semantics of the grammar, processing the user input using the SLM to generate one or more results, comparing the one or more results to candidates provided in the grammar, identifying a particular candidate of the grammar based on the comparing, and providing the particular candidate for input to an application executed on a computing device." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2011 (13/249,628). 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=8,370,146&OS=8,370,146&RS=8,370,146 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nuance Communications Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Building Asset Based Natural Language Call Routing Application with Limited Resources ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Nuance Communications, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,370,127) developed by four co-inventors for "systems and methods for building asset based natural language call routing application with limited resources." The co-inventors are Ea-Ee Jan, Ardsley, N.Y., Xiang Li, White Plains, N.Y., David Lubensky, Brookfield, Conn., and Osamuyimen Thompson Stewart, Piscataway, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of processing limited natural language data to automatically develop an optimal feature set, bypassing the standard Wizard of OZ (WOZ) approach. Natural language understanding models process existing data from other domains, such as the Internet, for domain-specific adaptation through the use of an optimal feature set. When the optimal feature set is passed on to any engine, the optimal feature set produces robust models that can be used for natural language call routing." The patent application was filed on June 16, 2006 (11/454,694). 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=8,370,127&OS=8,370,127&RS=8,370,127 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method for Real Time Support for Agents in Contact Center Environments ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,370,155) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and method for real time support for agents in contact center environments." The co-inventors are Roy J. Byrd, Ossining, N.Y., Keh-Shin Cheng, Mahopac, N.Y., Stephen Carl Gates, Redding, Conn., Mary S. Neff, Montrose, N.Y., Youngja Park, Edgewater, N.J., and Wilfried Teiken, White Plains, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A real-time method and system are described for automatically extracting text from the customer-agent interaction at a contact center, analyzing the extracted text to automatically identify one or more customer issues, and performing processing by contact-center agent buddies (CABs) to generate at least one response to the customer issues." The patent application was filed on April 23, 2009 (12/428,987). 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=8,370,155&OS=8,370,155&RS=8,370,155 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Gramercyone Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Gramercyone Technology, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,370,186) developed by Peter Ellis, Indian Wells, Calif., and Daniel Lizio-Katzen, New York, for a "system and method for providing web-based management solutions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A centralized web-based system and method for managing appointments having a user interface that interacts with one or more users to display one or more items based on user input, a management module connected to the user interface and configured to receive data related to scheduling an appointment, determine one or more possible appointments based on the data, present the one or more possible appointments, receive a user selection from the one or more possible appointments, and schedule the appointment based on the user selection, and one or more databases configured to store appointment information, wherein the one or more databases are connected to the management module and wherein the data comprises a date and time slot and at least one of a facility, a service, and a servicer." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2008 (12/250,892). 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=8,370,186&OS=8,370,186&RS=8,370,186 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Management of Work Packets in a Software Factory ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,370,188) developed by seven co-inventors for a "management of work packets in a software factory." The co-inventors are Fausto Bernardini, New York, Jarir K. Chaar, Tarrytown, N.Y., Yi-Min Chee, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Joseph P. Huchel, Morgan Hill, Calif., Thomas A. Jobson Jr., New Paltz, N.Y., Daniel V. Oppenheim, Croton on Hudson, N.Y., and Krishna C. Ratakonda, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Work packets are assembled, within a software factory, into a customized deliverable unit of software by software factory components that have been rated as being the most suitable according to requirements set by the customer. The work packets comprise exit criteria for returning the work packets and the customized deliverable unit from an assembly line to a software factory operations unit in the software factory." The patent application was filed on Feb. 3, 2012 (13/365,643). 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=8,370,188&OS=8,370,188&RS=8,370,188 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nuance Communications Assigned Patent for Aggregating Multimodal Inputs Based on Overlapping Temporal Life Cycles ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Nuance Communications, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,370,162) developed by five co-inventors for "aggregating multimodal inputs based on overlapping temporal life cycles." The co-inventors are Alexander Faisman, Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y., Dimitri Kanevsky, Ossining, N.Y., David Nahamoo, White Plains, N.Y., Roberto Sicconi, Ridgefield, Conn., and Mahesh Viswanathan, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a voice processing system, a multimodal request is received from a plurality of modality input devices, and the requested application is run to provide a user with the feedback of the multimodal request. In the voice processing system, a multimodal aggregating unit is provided which receives a multimodal input from a plurality of modality input devices, and provides an aggregated result to an application control based on the interpretation of the interaction ergonomics of the multimodal input within the temporal constraints of the multimodal input. Thus, the multimodal input from the user is recognized within a temporal window. Interpretation of the interaction ergonomics of the multimodal input include interpretation of interaction biometrics and interaction mechani-metrics, wherein the interaction input of at least one modality may be used to bring meaning to at least one other input of another modality." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2011 (13/242,538). 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=8,370,162&OS=8,370,162&RS=8,370,162 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nuance Communications Assigned Patent for Processing User Input in Accordance with Input Types Accepted By an Application ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Nuance Communications, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,370,163) developed by five co-inventors for "processing user input in accordance with input types accepted by an application." The co-inventors are Alexander Faisman, Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y., Dimitri Kanevsky, Ossining, N.Y., David Nahamoo, White Plains, N.Y., Roberto Sicconi, Ridgefield, Conn., and Mahesh Viswanathan, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a voice processing system, a multimodal request is received from a plurality of modality input devices, and the requested application is run to provide a user with the feedback of the multimodal request. In the voice processing system, a multimodal aggregating unit is provided which receives a multimodal input from a plurality of modality input devices, and provides an aggregated result to an application control based on the interpretation of the interaction ergonomics of the multimodal input within the temporal constraints of the multimodal input. Thus, the multimodal input from the user is recognized within a temporal window. Interpretation of the interaction ergonomics of the multimodal input include interpretation of interaction biometrics and interaction mechani-metrics, wherein the interaction input of at least one modality may be used to bring meaning to at least one other input of another modality." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2011 (13/242,874). 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=8,370,163&OS=8,370,163&RS=8,370,163 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,370,045) developed by Hai Qiu, Clifton Park, N.Y., Naresh Sundaram Iyer, Clifton Park, N.Y., and Weizhong Yan, Clifton Park, N.Y., for a "starter control valve failure prediction machine to predict and trend starter control valve failures in gas turbine engines using a starter control valve health prognostic, program product and related methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Starter control valve failure prediction machines, systems, program products, and computer implemented methods to predict and trend starter control valve failures in gas turbine engines using a starter control valve health prognostic and to make predictions of starter control valve failures, are provided. A computer implemented method according to an embodiment of the present invention can include the steps of generating a continuous starter control valve deterioration trend function responsive to a plurality of health indices derived from gas turbine engine startup data downloaded from gas turbine engine sensors for a plurality of startups and analyzing the continuous starter control valve deterioration trend function to identify potential starter control valve failure points where the points on the starter control valve deterioration trend function correlate to a starter control valve health prognostic responsive to historic gas turbine engine startup data downloaded from gas turbine engine sensors." The patent application was filed on Aug. 14, 2009 (12/541,811). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,370,045.PN.&OS=PN/8,370,045&RS=PN/8,370,045 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method for Compensating for Tool Processing Variation in the Routing of Wafers/Lots ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,369,976) developed by Keith Kwong Hon Wong, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Xu Ouyang, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and Yunsheng Song, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for a "method for compensating for tool processing variation in the routing of wafers/lots." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for increasing overall yield in semiconductor manufacturing including routing wafers or wafer lots from tool to tool in a manner which at least partially neutralizes or compensates for processing variations. A system for increasing overall yield in semiconductor manufacturing includes a module for recording processing data from plural first and second types of tools and a module for routing wafers or wafer lots from tools of the first type of tools to tools of the second type of tools so as to at least partially neutralizes or compensate for processing variation." The patent application was filed on June 23, 2008 (12/144,093). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,369,976.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,976&RS=PN/8,369,976 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Falconstor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Falconstor, Melville, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,370,594) developed by Ronald S. Niles, Teaneck, N.J., and Wai T. Lam, Jericho, N.Y., for a "system and method for backing up data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A hash-optimized backup system and method takes data blocks and generates a probabilistically unique digital fingerprint of the content of each data block using a substantially collision-free algorithm. The process compares the generated fingerprint to a database of stored fingerprints and, if the generated fingerprint matches a stored fingerprint, the data block is determined to already have been backed up, and therefore does not need to be backed up again. Only if the generated fingerprint does not match a stored fingerprint is the data block backed up, at which point the generated fingerprint is added to the database of stored fingerprints. Because the algorithm is substantially collision-free, there is no need to compare actual data content if there is a hash-value match. The process can also be used to audit software license compliance, inventory software, and detect computer-file tampering such as viruses and malware." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2011 (13/134,065). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,370,594.PN.&OS=PN/8,370,594&RS=PN/8,370,594 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Greatbatch Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Greatbatch, Clarence, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,369,951) developed by Alexander K. Smith, Chesterland, Ohio, Daniel N. Kelsch, Fairview Park, Ohio, and Carlos A. Navarro, Buffalo, N.Y., for a "feed-through connector assembly for implantable pulse generator and method of use." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A connector assembly for a medical device for connecting an IPG to a connector assembly for connecting the IPG to a relatively large plurality of electrodes that can support 24 or more stimulation channels for stimulating one or more stimulation regions of a patient. Also the IPG and the stimulation system and the stimulation therapy utilizing the connector assembly." The patent application was filed on March 29, 2011 (13/074,358). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,369,951.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,951&RS=PN/8,369,951 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,370,006) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for optimizing a train trip using signal information." The co-inventors are Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Erie, Pa., Wolfgang Daum, Erie, Pa., Tom Otsubo, Oak Grove, Mo., John Erik Hershey, Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Gerald James Hess, Lenexa, Kan.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment of the invention includes a system for operating a railway network comprising a first railway vehicle (400) during a trip along track segments (401/412/420). The system comprises a first element (65) for determining travel parameters of the first railway vehicle (400), a second element (65) for determining travel parameters of a second railway vehicle (418) relative to the track segments to be traversed by the first vehicle during the trip, a processor (62) for receiving information from the first (65) and the second (65) elements and for determining a relationship between occupation of a track segment (401/412/420) by the second vehicle (418) and later occupation of the same track segment by the first vehicle (400) and an algorithm embodied within the processor (62) having access to the information to create a trip plan that determines a speed trajectory for the first vehicle (400), wherein the speed trajectory is responsive to the relationship and further in accordance with one or more operational criteria for the first vehicle (400)." The patent application was filed on Dec. 7, 2006 (11/608,066). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,370,006.PN.&OS=PN/8,370,006&RS=PN/8,370,006 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,370,613) developed by Pratyusa Manadhata, Marina Del Rey, Calif., and Tzi-cker Chiueh, Setauket, N.Y., for a "method and apparatus for automatically optimizing a startup sequence to improve system boot time." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for optimizing a startup sequence to improve system boot time is described. In one embodiment, a method for configuring a startup sequence stored in memory, using one or more processors, to improve system boot time including accessing necessity indicia associated with a plurality of startup programs, wherein the necessity indicia comprising at least one of global reputation data or local interaction information, identifying at least one startup program to disable or postpone based on the necessity indicia and modifying at least one startup sequence to disable or delay execution of the at least one identified startup program." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2009 (12/495,321). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,370,613.PN.&OS=PN/8,370,613&RS=PN/8,370,613 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,370,621) developed by Mariana Raykova, New York, and Seny F. Kamara, Seattle, for "counting delegation using hidden vector encryption." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Counting values can be encrypted as a set of counting value cyphertexts according to a hidden vector encryption scheme using sample values of a set of samples, where each of the samples can include multiple sample values. Additionally, tokens can be generated. The tokens can be configured according to the hidden vector encryption scheme, such that each of the tokens can enable decryption of matching cyphertexts. Processing of the counting value cyphertexts and the tokens can be delegated to a map-reduce computer cluster. The cluster can run a map-reduce program to produce and return count representations. Each count representation can represent a count of a set of the counting value cyphertext(s) whose decryption was enabled by one or more of the token(s). For example, the counts may be counts that can be used in constructing a data structure such as a decision tree." The patent application was filed on Dec. 7, 2010 (12/961,805). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,370,621.PN.&OS=PN/8,370,621&RS=PN/8,370,621 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** InterDigital Technology Assigned Patent for Sending and Reducing Uplink Feedback Signaling for Transmission of MBMS Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- InterDigital Technology, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,369,860) developed by six co-inventors for "sending and reducing uplink feedback signaling for transmission of MBMS data." The co-inventors are Guodong Zhang Farmingdale, N.Y., Christopher Cave, Verdun, Canada, Guang Lu, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada, Paul Marinier, Brossard, Canada, Arty Chandra, Manhasset Hills, N.Y., and Sudheer A. Grandhi, Mamaroneck, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is related to a method and system for sending and reducing uplink feedback signaling by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) related to transmission of multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) data over a high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) channel. A Node B may pre-allocate a time/frequency region or a common channelization code for the feedback. A triggering criterion for reporting a channel quality indicator (CQI) is set and WTRUs send a CQI to a Node B only if the triggering criterion is satisfied. The triggering criterion may be a current operating CQI value at the Node B, or based on erroneous transport block reception statistics, or a predetermined time period. A feedback reduction method related to ACK/NACK includes the WTRU sending an indication of an average number of transmissions needed to successfully decode the data instead of sending an ACK/NACK for every transmission interval." The patent application was filed on Aug. 17, 2007 (11/840,755). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,369,860.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,860&RS=PN/8,369,860 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Becton, Dickinson and Co. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Becton, Dickinson and Co., Franklin Lakes, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,369,916) developed by four co-inventors for an optical fiber connector. The co-inventors are Ross W. Jacobson, Hillsborough, N.C., Alexander G. Lastovich, Raleigh, N.C., Lawrence A. Monahan, Willow Spring, N.C., and Edward P. Browka, Troy, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An optical connector device is disclosed for optically connecting a biosensor wearable on the body of a patient to a reader outside of the body of the patient. The device comprises a base disk to be worn on the body of a patient. The base disk has a needle attached thereto and the needle houses a first fiber defining a first optical conduit. The distal end of the needle is insertable into the body of the patient, and a portion of the proximal end of the needle remains outside of the body of the patient when the device is worn. The device also comprises a connector housing a second fiber defining a second optical conduit." The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2008 (12/527,999). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,369,916.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,916&RS=PN/8,369,916 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,369,674) developed by Susanne Madeline Lee, Cohoes, N.Y., and Peter Michael Edic, Albany, N.Y., for "optimizing total internal reflection multilayer optics through material selection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An optic device includes a multilayer zone forming a redirection section for redirecting and transmitting photons through total internal reflection, each multilayer zone including a high index material having a first real refractive index n.sub.1 and a first absorption coefficient .beta..sub.1, a low index material having a second real refractive index n.sub.2 and a second absorption coefficient .beta..sub.2, and a grading zone disposed between the high index material and the low index material and including a grading layer having a third real refractive index n.sub.3 and a third absorption coefficient .beta..sub.3, wherein n.sub.1>n.sub.3>n.sub.2." The patent application was filed on May 20, 2009 (12/469,121). 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=8,369,674&OS=8,369,674&RS=8,369,674 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,369,768) developed by Bruce Thayer, Spencerport, N.Y., and Aaron Burry, Ontario, N.Y., for a "cleaning blade parameter adjustment system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cleaning blade assembly within a printing device is positioned to contact a surface to be cleaned. There is a first opening within the cleaning blade assembly and a first pin within the first opening. There is also a second opening within the cleaning blade assembly, and a second pin within the second opening. The first and second pins connect the cleaning blade assembly to the printing device. The first pin has a first cam surface that is rounded and is off-center with respect to the axis of the first pin. The cam surface is parallel to the axis of the first pin and is positioned within the first opening such that rotation of the first pin within the first opening causes the cleaning blade assembly to move in a direction perpendicular to the axis of the first pin." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2010 (12/817,270). 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=8,369,768&OS=8,369,768&RS=8,369,768 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Hermetically Sealed Fiber Sensing Cable ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,369,671) developed by seven co-inventors for a "hermetically sealed fiber sensing cable." The co-inventors are Hua Xia, Altamont, N.Y., Axel Busboom, Unterleinleiter, Germany, Kevin Matthew Durocher, Waterford, N.Y., Renato Guida, Wynantskill, N.Y., George Theodore Dalakos, Niskayuna, N.Y., Glen Peter Koste, Niskayuna, N.Y., and Boon Kwee Lee, Clifton Park, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one aspect, the present invention provides a hermetically sealed fiber sensing cable comprising: a core fiber comprising at least one Bragg grating region, an outer surface and a length; a fiber cladding in contact with the core fiber along the entire length of the core fiber, the fiber cladding having an outer surface and a length; a carbon layer disposed upon the outer surface of the fiber cladding along the entire length of the fiber cladding, the carbon layer comprising diamond-like carbon; a hydrogen ion absorption layer in contact with the carbon layer, the hydrogen ion absorption layer being disposed on the outer surface of the carbon layer; and an outer sleeve. Also provided in another aspect of the present invention, is a component for a hermetically sealed fiber sensing cable." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2010 (12/714,177). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,369,671&OS=8,369,671&RS=8,369,671 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,369,717) developed by Donald S. Rimai, Webster, N.Y., Kenneth J. Brown, Penfield, N.Y., and Charles H. Hasenauer, Rochester, N.Y., for "determining developer toner concentration in electrophotographic printer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A piezoelectric crystal adjacent to a development member in an electrophotographic printer has an electrode on it facing the development member. An AC bias is applied across the crystal while a DC bias is applied between the electrode and the development member to measure toner-mass deposition rate. An AC bias is then applied between the electrode and the development member to measure developer flow rate. The toner concentration of the developer is determined using the measured toner mass-deposition rate and developer flow rate." The patent application was filed on Aug. 27, 2010 (12/869,798). 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=8,369,717&OS=8,369,717&RS=8,369,717 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** InterDigital Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- InterDigital Technology, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,369,897) developed by Faith M. Ozluturk, Port Washington, N.Y., for a "method and system of using smart antennas for backhauling." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for utilizing smart antenna in transmission of messages between nodes are disclosed. A wireless communication system includes a plurality of nodes, and each node is capable of being connected to each other node. At least a portion of the nodes are provided with a smart antenna configured to generate a plurality of directional beams. Each node maintains a list of other nodes and beam configuration information to be used in transmission of messages to other nodes. When a source node is required to transmit to a target node, the source node retrieves the beam configuration information and transmits with a directional beam directed to the target node." The patent application was filed on Aug. 18, 2009 (12/542,742). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,369,897.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,897&RS=PN/8,369,897 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** RPC Photonics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- RPC Photonics, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,369,678) developed by four co-inventors for an "optical devices for guiding illumination." The co-inventors are Stephen H. Chakmakjian, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., Donald J. Schertler, Rochester, N.Y., Tasso Sales, Rochester, N.Y., and G. Michael Morris, Victor, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Optical devices for guiding illumination are provided each having a body of optical material with staircase or acutely angled ramp structures on its top surface for distributing light inputted from one end of the device from the front exit faces of such structures along certain angular orientations, while at least a substantial portion of the light is totally internally reflected within the body until distributed from such front exit faces. Optical devices are also provided each have a body of optical material having a bottom surface with acutely angled ramp structures and falling structures which alternate with each other, such that light is totally internally reflected within the device until reflected by such ramp structures along the bottom surface to exit the top surface of the device or transmitted through the ramp structures to an adjacent falling structure back into the device. Acutely angled ramp structures may be provided on both top and bottom surfaces of optical devices for distributing light along such top surface. Illumination apparatuses are also provided using such optical devices." The patent application was filed on July 27, 2009 (12/460,951). 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=8,369,678&OS=8,369,678&RS=8,369,678 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent for Automatic Appeal Measurement Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,369,581) developed by Andrew C. Blose, Penfield, N.Y., Peter O. Stubler, Rochester, N.Y., and Joseph A. Manico, Rochester, N.Y., for an "automatic appeal measurement method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for estimating a personal appeal of a candidate individual to an observer, comprising: designating a set of proxy individuals; providing one or more digital images for each proxy individual; determining personal appeal values of each proxy individual to the observer; providing one or more digital images for the candidate individual; determining image similarity metrics between the digital images for the candidate individual and the digital images for each proxy individual; determining similarity values between the candidate individual and each proxy individual responsive to the determined image similarity metrics; and estimating the personal appeal of the candidate individual to the observer by determining a weighted combination of the personal appeal values for the proxy individuals, wherein the weighted combination uses weighting coefficients that are determined responsive to the similarity values between the candidate individual and the corresponding proxy individual." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2010 (12/822,432). 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=8,369,581&OS=8,369,581&RS=8,369,581 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent for Automatic Appeal Measurement System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,369,582) developed by Andrew C. Blose, Penfield, N.Y., Peter O. Stubler, Rochester, N.Y., and Joseph A. Manico, Rochester, N.Y., for an "automatic appeal measurement system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An appeal estimation system for estimating a personal appeal of a candidate individual to an observer including a digital image capture device and a soft-copy display. The system further includes a data processing system configured to implement the steps of designating a set of proxy individuals; providing one or more digital images for each proxy individual; determining personal appeal values of each proxy individual to the observer; capturing one or more digital images of the candidate individual using the digital image capture device; determining image similarity metrics between the digital images for the candidate individual and each proxy individual; determining similarity values between the candidate individual and each proxy individual responsive to the determined image similarity metrics; estimating the personal appeal of the candidate individual to the observer by combining the personal appeal values for the proxy individuals; and displaying an indication of the estimated personal appeal on the soft-copy display." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2010 (12/822,468). 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=8,369,582&OS=8,369,582&RS=8,369,582 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Edge Control in a Digital Color Image Via Tone and Size Dependent Dilation of Pixels ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,369,614) developed by Guo-Yau Lin, Fairport, N.Y., for an "edge control in a digital color image via tone and size dependent dilation of pixels." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "What is disclosed is a novel system and method for calculating an amount of a total dilation for reverse objects in order to compensate for fill-in effects to improve quality of a digital image in a digital document reproduction system. In a manner more fully described herein, a tone-dependent compensation factor is determined which is a function of a gamma-corrected background density. The tone-dependent compensation factor is then used to scale the maximum base dilation to produce an amount of total dilation. The total dilation amount is applied to contone pixels along an edge of the reverse object to compensate for fill-in artifact effects. By adjusting pixels along the edges of reverse objects by the total dilation determined hereby, the sharpness (or crispness) of reverse fine features is improved on sweeps and for hue shifts at the edges of the reverse objects on backgrounds of more than one color separation." The patent application was filed on April 9, 2010 (12/757,380). 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=8,369,614&OS=8,369,614&RS=8,369,614 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cornell University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,369,590) developed by Yi Wang, New York, Noel C.F. Codella, New York, and Hae-Yeou Lee, Yuseong-gu, South Korea, for a "method for segmenting objects in images." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for identifying an attribute of an object represented in an image comprising data defining a predetermined spatial granulation for resolving the object, where the object is in contact with another object. In an embodiment, the method comprises identifying data whose values indicate they correspond to locations completely within the object, determining a contribution to the attribute provided by the data, and identifying additional data whose values indicate they are not completely within the object. The method next interpolates second contributions to the attribute from the values of the additional data and finds the attribute of the object from the first contribution and second contributions. The attribute may be, for example, a volume, and the values may correspond, for example, to intensity." The patent application was filed on May 21, 2008 (12/124,973). 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=8,369,590&OS=8,369,590&RS=8,369,590 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Detecting Irregularities in Tissue Microarrays ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,369,600) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for detecting irregularities in tissue microarrays." The co-inventors are Ali Can, Troy, N.Y., Michael John Gerdes, Albany, N.Y., Xiaodong Tao, Niskayuna, N.Y., Musodiq Olatayo Bello, Niskayuna, N.Y., and Maximilian Seel, Boston.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present techniques provide systems and methods for registering images of tissue spots on a tissue microarray (TMass.. In studies involving multiple biomarkers being studied on the same TMA, the TMA slide is removed from the microscope, stained, and then imaged, often multiple times. The present techniques relate to validation of the registration of the acquired images of the same TMA. An automatic approach to register the images and detect registration failures as provided herein may enhance the rapid analysis of the tissues. Artifacts such as tissue folding and tissue loss are also determined automatically." The patent application was filed on March 25, 2008 (12/055,038). 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=8,369,600&OS=8,369,600&RS=8,369,600 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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