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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Feb. 21)

[February 21, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Feb. 21)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Florida.

*** Harris Assigned Patent for Anti-jam Communications having Selectively Variable Peak-to-average Power Ratio Including a Chaotic Constant Amplitude Zero Autocorrelation Waveform ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Harris, Melbourne, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,379,689) developed by Alan J. Michaels, West Melbourne, Fla., and David B. Chester, Palm Bay, Fla., for "anti-jam communications having selectively variable peak-to-average power ratio including a chaotic constant amplitude zero autocorrelation waveform." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A spread spectrum communication system includes a channel encoder configured for modulating a carrier signal with data to form an information signal. A spreading sequence generator is configured for generating a spreading sequence having a phase angle dependent upon a chaotic sequence and contiguously distributed over a predetermined range. The chaotic sequence also has a magnitude which is selectively dependent upon the pseudo-random number or chaotic sequence. The invention also includes a multiplier configured for forming a spread spectrum signal by multiplying the information signal by the spreading sequence. The spreading sequence generator is responsive to a magnitude control signal for controlling the selective dependency of said magnitude. The magnitude can be constant to form a constant amplitude zero autocorrelation signal. Alternatively, the magnitude can be allowed to vary in selectively controlled chaotic or pseudo-random manner to vary a peak to average power ratio." The patent application was filed on July 1, 2009 (12/496,214). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,79,689.PN.&OS=PN/83,79,689&RS=PN/83,79,689 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.



*** Augme Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Augme Technologies, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,379,634) developed by Doug Bender, Scotts Valley, Calif., Anthony Zalenski, Boca Raton, Fla., and John M. Cooney, San Carlos, Calif., for a "system and methods to route calls over a voice and data network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods to route a call over a voice and data network (VDN) are provided. A particular method includes receiving a call from a calling device at a telecommunications gateway (TCG). Authentication data is received via the call. A determination is made whether a user account associated with the authentication data is authorized to route calls via the TCG to a VDN. When the user account is authorized to route calls via the TCG to the VDN, call data received at the TCG via the call is converted into a format compatible with the VDN. The converted call data is sent via the VDN to a destination device." The patent application was filed on Sept. 2, 2009 (12/552,772). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,79,634.PN.&OS=PN/83,79,634&RS=PN/83,79,634 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Conversion of Two Dimensional Image Data into Three Dimensional Spatial Data for Use in a Virtual Universe ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,379,968) developed by Lydia M. Do, Raleigh, N.C., Pamela A. Nesbitt, Tampa, Fla., and Lisa A. Seacat, San Francisco, for a "conversion of two dimensional image data into three dimensional spatial data for use in a virtual universe." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Arrangements are disclosed herein that can capture image data reflecting real world objects and/or interactions and convert this data into a format that is usable in a virtual universe (VU). In one embodiment, a method can include receiving sets of image data that capture an object or a setting from different viewing angles. The image can be in multiple data sets where the sets have at least one common feature. The image data can be analyzed using the common features in the image data and a spatial map can be created. The spatial map can be modified (if required) such that a VU engine can use the modified data to provide a VU that has a representation of the real world object and/or interaction. This allows a participant to customize objects and/or activities in the VU, and provide a unique "persona" for their avatar and their VU." The patent application was filed on Dec. 10, 2007 (11/953,490). 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=8,379,968&OS=8,379,968&RS=8,379,968 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Improving Speech Capabilities of a Multimodal Application ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,513) developed by Ciprian Agapi, Lake Worth, Fla., William K. Bodin, Austin, Texas, and Charles W. Cross Jr., Wellington, Fla., for "improving speech capabilities of a multimodal application." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Improving speech capabilities of a multimodal application including receiving, by the multimodal browser, a media file having a metadata container; retrieving, by the multimodal browser, from the metadata container a speech artifact related to content stored in the media file for inclusion in the speech engine available to the multimodal browser; determining whether the speech artifact includes a grammar rule or a pronunciation rule; if the speech artifact includes a grammar rule, modifying, by the multimodal browser, the grammar of the speech engine to include the grammar rule; and if the speech artifact includes a pronunciation rule, modifying, by the multimodal browser, the lexicon of the speech engine to include the pronunciation rule." The patent application was filed on May 19, 2009 (12/468,166). 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=8,380,513&OS=8,380,513&RS=8,380,513 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Language Translation of Selected Content in a Web Conference ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,487) developed by Paul Roger Bastide, Boxford, Mass., and Robert E. Loredo, North Miami Beach, Fla., for a "language translation of selected content in a web conference." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for translating selected content in a web conference may include receiving, by a processing device, a selected area in an image from a shared application in a web conference. The selected area may contain text for translation into a chosen language. The method may also include performing an optical character recognition process on the text in the selected area of the image to provide OCR resulting text. The method may additionally include translating the OCR resulting text into the chosen language. The method may further include presenting the translated OCR resulting text in the chosen language to at least a translation requester in the web conference." The patent application was filed on June 21, 2010 (12/819,625). 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=8,380,487&OS=8,380,487&RS=8,380,487 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and System of Dynamically Changing a Sentence Structure of a Message ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,484) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system of dynamically changing a sentence structure of a message." The co-inventors are Brent L. Davis, Deerfield Beach, Fla., Stephen W. Hanley, Boynton Beach, Fla., Vanessa V. Michelini, Boca Raton, Fla., and Melanie D. Polkosky, Boynton Beach, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method (50) of dynamically changing a sentence structure of a message can include the step of receiving (51) a user request for information, retrieving (52) data based on the information requested, and altering (53) among an intonation and/or the language conveying the information based on the context of the information to be presented. The intonation can optionally be altered by altering (54) a volume, a speed, and/or a pitch based on the information to be presented. The language can be altered by selecting (55) among a finite set of synonyms based on the information to be presented to the user or by selecting (56) among key verbs, adjectives or adverbs that vary along a continuum." The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2004 (10/915,025). 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=8,380,484&OS=8,380,484&RS=8,380,484 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nuance Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Nuance Communications, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,380,516) developed by David Jaramillo, Lake Worth, Fla., and Marc White, Boca Raton, Fla., for "retrieval and presentation of network service results for mobile device using a multimodal browser." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of obtaining information using a mobile device can include receiving a request including speech data from the mobile device, and querying a network service using query information extracted from the speech data, whereby search results are received from the network service. The search results can be formatted for presentation on a display of the mobile device. The search results further can be sent, along with a voice grammar generated from the search results, to the mobile device. The mobile device then can render the search results." The patent application was filed on Oct. 27, 2011 (13/283,448). 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=8,380,516&OS=8,380,516&RS=8,380,516 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** CFD Research Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- CFD Research, Huntsville, Ala., has been assigned a patent (8,380,443) developed by Balabhaskar Prabhakarpandian, Madison, Ala., Kapil Pant, Madison, Ala., and Shivshankar Sundaram, Tampa, Fla., for a "microfluidic assay for characterization of the leukocyte adhesion cascade." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus and method for identifying and screening for agents affecting the leukocyte adhesion cascade (LAC) encompassing rolling, adhesion and migration comprises an optically clear, plastic microfluidic chip comprising flow channels with diameters in the range of 10-500 .mu.m. The flow channels are coated with endothelial cells and at least a portion of the flow channels contains 1-30 .mu.m sized openings, optionally filled with a native or synthetic extracellular matrix, that allow leukocyte migration into one or more tissue spaces." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2009 (12/612,573). 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=8,380,443&OS=8,380,443&RS=8,380,443 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for System, Method, and Computer Readable Memory Medium for Remotely Controlling the Movement of a Series of Connected Vehicles ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,361) developed by Jay Evans, Cocoa, Fla., for a "system, method, and computer readable memory medium for remotely controlling the movement of a series of connected vehicles." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A remote control system for controlling movement of a train comprises one or more sensors positioned relative to a railroad track for detecting the presence of a lead railcar on the track being pushed by a remotely controllable locomotive. The one or more sensors are spaced a distance from a predetermined stop location of a lead railcar and transmit signals when the lead railcar is detected on the track. A programmable controller positioned off-board or wayside receives signals from the one or more sensors and is in radio communication with an onboard operating system of the locomotive. The controller transmits a signal to the locomotive when the lead railcar is detected by a sensor, and in response to the signal the operating system of the locomotive sets a maximum speed setting for the locomotive to travel on the track toward the stop location." The patent application was filed on June 16, 2008 (12/139,805). 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=8,380,361&OS=8,380,361&RS=8,380,361 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for System and Method for Dispatching By Exception ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,373) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and method for dispatching by exception." The co-inventors are Paul M. Julich, Indialantic, Fla., Mitchell Scott Wills, Melbourne, Fla., Joanne Maceo, Rockledge, Fla., Joseph Wesley Philp, Indialantic, Fla., Brian Smith, Melbourne, Fla., and Christopher P. Roney, Melbourne, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for controlling the movement of plural trains over a rail network, where the rail network is divided into at least one control area with a dispatcher assigned to manage the movement of trains in a control area by predicting the occurrence of events along the network based on the movement plan and prompting the dispatcher to provide information or take specified actions relating to the predicted events." The patent application was filed on May 28, 2008 (12/153,948). 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=8,380,373&OS=8,380,373&RS=8,380,373 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nuance Communications Assigned Patent for Automatically Providing a User with Substitutes for Potentially Ambiguous User-defined Speech Commands ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Nuance Communications, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,380,514) developed by William K. Bodin, Austin, Texas, James R. Lewis, Delray Beach, Fla., and Leslie R. Wilson, Boca Raton, Fla., for "automatically providing a user with substitutes for potentially ambiguous user-defined speech commands." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for alleviating ambiguity issues of new user-defined speech commands. An original command for a user-defined speech command can be received. It can then be determined if the original command is likely to be confused with a set of existing speech commands. When confusion is unlikely, the original command can be automatically stored. When confusion is likely, a substitute command that is unlikely to be confused with existing commands can be automatically determined. The substitute can be presented as an alternative to the original command and can be selectively stored as the user-defined speech command." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2011 (13/335,509). 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=8,380,514&OS=8,380,514&RS=8,380,514 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Method and System for Rail Vehicle Control ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,413) developed by Eugene A. Smith, Melbourne, Fla., and Todd Goodermuth, Satellite Beach, Fla., for a "method and system for rail vehicle control." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system comprises a control module that is configured for operable coupling with at least one of a brake system and/or a penalty detection system of a first vehicle. The control module is further configured to operate in a first mode of operation. In the first mode of operation, the control module activates the brake system, responsive to receiving a first control signal from a second vehicle; the first and second vehicles are coupled in a consist. Alternatively or additionally, the control module is configured to operate in a second mode of operation. In the second mode of operation, the control module is configured to generate the first control signal for transmission to the second vehicle and activation of a brake system of the second vehicle, responsive to receiving a second control signal from the penalty detection system." The patent application was filed on July 23, 2012 (13/555,361). 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=8,380,413&OS=8,380,413&RS=8,380,413 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Parata Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Parata Systems, Durham, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,380,535) developed by David Denenberg, Easton, Pa., Michael Jordan, Alpharetta, Ga., and Eugene Fellows, Nokomis, Fla., for an "automated will call system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A will call system for automating the management of storage and retrieval of items, preferably medical prescriptions. The automated system provides informational control of all items in the system. The automated will call monitors the length of time an item remains in the system, and into which location an item is placed. An article sensor provides absolute confirmation that an item has been placed or removed from a designated location in the storage unites. The automated will call system uses a controller to permit users to monitor and optimize the storage and retrieval procedures." The patent application was filed on Feb. 28, 2011 (13/036,755). 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=8,380,535&OS=8,380,535&RS=8,380,535 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** NexPlanar Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- NexPlanar, Hillsboro, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,380,339) developed by Sudhanshu Misra, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Pradip K. Roy, Orlando, Fla., for "customized polish pads for chemical mechanical planarization." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A polishing pad for chemical mechanical planarization of a film on a substrate is customized by obtaining one or more characteristics of a structure on a substrate. For example, when the structure is a chip formed on a semiconductor wafer, the one or more characteristics of the structure can include chip size, pattern density, chip architecture, film material, film topography, and the like. Based on the one or more characteristics of the structure, a value for the one or more chemical or physical properties of the pad is selected. For example, the one or more chemical or physical properties of the pad can include pad material hardness, thickness, surface grooving, pore size, porosity, Youngs modulus, compressibility, asperity, and the like." The patent application was filed on April 26, 2010 (12/767,712). 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=8,380,339&OS=8,380,339&RS=8,380,339 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,379,831) developed by Umashankar Velusamy, Tampa, Fla., for "apparatuses, methods and systems for accessing a new customer service representative and for monitoring customer service." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This disclosure details the implementation of methods, systems and computer program products for a customer satisfaction engine (CSE). Embodiments of the CSE allow callers to key in customer satisfaction data using a rating system and/or to change customer service representatives (CSR) during the course of a customer service call rather than after the call has ended. Caller generated ratings may be stored in a database in association with the respective CSR profile for later access, analysis, and/or review. CSE embodiments may also allow customers to log in to a website and view operations made by the CSR as a service call progresses. CSE systems may provide for improved customer service and allow companies improved efficiency, monitoring and reporting of CSR performance." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2008 (12/347,913). 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=8,379,831&OS=8,379,831&RS=8,379,831 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Convergys Customer Management Delaware Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Convergys Customer Management Delaware, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,379,830) developed by 11 co-inventors for a "system and method for automated customer service with contingent live interaction." The co-inventors are Jayant M. Naik, Mason, Ohio, Coy Cordell, Villa Hills, Ky., Dale Robert Peterson, Fort Thomas, Ky., Joseph DiFonzo, Sanford, Fla., Stephen D. Weagraff, Winter Park, Fla., Matthew Yuschik, Andover, Mass., Michael Louis Nutter, Cincinnati, Robert Birch, Orlando, Fla., Scot Cunningham, Osgood, Ind., Woosung Kim, Mason, Ohio, and Scott A. Irwin, Winter Springs, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A balance between customer satisfaction and cost to providing customer care can be achieved based on the use of online interaction classification techniques. Such techniques can use measurements such as a log likelihood ratio to determine if an interaction should be removed from automation." The patent application was filed on May 22, 2007 (11/751,976). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,379,830&OS=8,379,830&RS=8,379,830 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Using a Complex Events Processor (CEP) to Direct the Handling of Individual Call Sessions by an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,379,804) developed by five co-inventors for "using a complex events processor (CEP) to direct the handling of individual call sessions by an interactive voice response (IVR) system." The co-inventors are Edward M. Lynch, Toronto, David D. Martin, Acton, Mass., Jared M. Michalec, Denver, Victor S. Moore, Lake City, Fla., and Wendi L. Nusbickel, Boca Raton, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Event data messages can be provided by an interactive voice response (IVR) system to a complex events processor (CEP). The event data messages can include a Stream_ID and a series of textual elements. The Stream_ID can uniquely identify a call session between a caller and the IVR system. The series of textual elements can represent speech input provided by the caller. The CEP can create a text string from the series of textual elements of event data messages having the same Stream_ID. The text string can inherit the Stream_ID of the event data messages. The CEP can utilize user-defined business rules to process the text string. When the CEP issues an action message, the Stream_ID of the text string can be appended to the action message sent to the IVR system. The IVR system can modify the call session associated with the Stream_ID of the action message accordingly." The patent application was filed on Jan. 7, 2009 (12/349,940). 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=8,379,804&OS=8,379,804&RS=8,379,804 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Stanford University Assigned Patent for Method to Estimate Position, Motion and Trajectory of a Target with a Single X-ray Imager ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,794) developed by five co-inventors for a "method to estimate position, motion and trajectory of a target with a single x-ray imager." The co-inventors are Per Rugaard Poulsen, Aabyhoj, Denmark, Byungchul Cho, Palo Alto, Calif., Katja Langen, Orlando, Fla., Patrick Kupelian, Winter Park, Fla., and Paul J. Keall, Palo Alto, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a method for estimation of retrospective and real-time 3D target position by a single imager. The invention includes imaging a target on at least one 2D plane to determine 2D position and/or position components of the target, and resolving a position and/or position component along at least one imager axis of the target using a spatial probability density. The present invention provides a probability-based method for accurate estimation of the mean position, motion magnitude, motion correlation, and trajectory of a tumor from CBCT projections. The applicability of the method for tumors with periodic respiratory motion and for prostate are provided. Clinical feasibility is demonstrated for a pancreas tumor. The method includes monoscopic tracking of the 3D prostate position utilizing the spatial probability density to estimate the unresolved motion from the resolved motion. The method is applicable to prostate tracking even with a population-based probability density. " The patent application was filed on Sept. 1, 2009 (12/584,227). 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=8,379,794&OS=8,379,794&RS=8,379,794 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Motorola Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Motorola Solutions, Schaumburg, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,380,160) developed by Deborah J. Monks, Palatine, Ill., and Alejandro G. Blanco, Davie, Fla., for a "method and apparatus for enhanced safety in a public safety communication system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication system (100) provides collaboration amongst a plurality of communication devices (110, 112, 114, 116, 120) during emergency conditions. Emergency trigger(s) are used to detect an emergency condition. Emergency information is collected and can be shared and appended amongst the communication devices prior to the emergency information being transferred in a redundant manner across a plurality communication systems (140, 142) to a plurality of external devices (130, 144, 146)." The patent application was filed on March 29, 2010 (12/749,248). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,80,160.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,160&RS=PN/83,80,160 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Motorola Solutions Assigned Patent for User interface for a Communication System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Motorola Solutions, Schaumburg, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,380,128) developed by Robert J. Higgins, Plantation, Fla., for a "user interface for a communication system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication system is provided having an improved user interface in which an audible indicator is played out from an audio accessory to confirm radio transmission of a message sent from the audio accessory in response to activation of a wireless push-to-talk (PTT). The wireless PTT may be located on the audio accessory itself or embodied as a standalone device. The wireless PTT may be operated in conjunction with a two-way radio and a wired or wireless audio accessory device. The audible indicator ceases being played out of the accessory in response to deactivation of the wireless PTT and ending of the radio transmission." The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2010 (12/957,288). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,80,128.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,128&RS=PN/83,80,128 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Motorola Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Motorola Solutions, Schaumburg, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,380,228) developed by Joseph C. Namm, Plantation, Fla., and David R. Mills, West Palm Beach, Fla., for a "method for managing power consumption of a pager on a trunked network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for managing power consumption on a trunked network include listening to a control channel on a trunked system with a trunked pager, and receiving a voice channel assignment. The trunked pager listens for voice traffic on the assigned voice channel while in a standby mode. Voice traffic is detected and the trunked pager determines whether the voice traffic is for a communication group that includes the trunked pager. If so, the trunked pager unmutes and listens to the voice traffic. Upon termination of the voice traffic, the trunked pager returns to the control channel to listen for a different voice channel assignment. Otherwise, the trunked pager directly returns to the control channel to listen for a different voice channel assignment." The patent application was filed on Dec. 28, 2009 (12/647,942). 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=8,380,228.PN.&OS=PN/8,380,228&RS=PN/8,380,228 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sprint Communications Assigned Patent for Enhanced Search User Interface ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Sprint Communications, Overland Park, Kan., has been assigned a patent (8,380,172) developed by Raymond E. Reeves, Olathe, Kan., Ryan A. Wick, Apollo Beach, Fla., and Wen Xue, Overland Park, Kan., for an "enhanced search user interface." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of communication is provided. The method comprises receiving a voice call and, based on receiving the voice call, accessing a plurality of stored messages transmitted by an originator of the voice call. The method further comprises presenting the identity of the originator of the voice call and at least part of one of the stored messages." The patent application was filed on Sept. 1, 2010 (12/874,151). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,80,172.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,172&RS=PN/83,80,172 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NuVue Therapeutics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- NuVue Therapeutics, Fairfax, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,380,299) developed by Patrick LePivert, Jupiter, Fla., for a "fluid flowing device and method for tissue diagnosis or therapy." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device and method for safely securing a multilumen device to a tissue, organ or solid tumor within the body of a human during a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure is described. The device is capable of securing the tumor by touching or piercing its surface and providing a coolant to the distal tip. Cooling the tip forms a cryogenically induced region that tightly binds the tip to the tumor, temporarily sealing the entry-track of the instrument. The device further provides at least one injecting/aspirating lumen that can dispense or aspirate a fluid within the tumor. Such construction allows injecting part or whole volume of the tumor while the cryogenically induced bond prevents back-flow of the injected substances through the entry-track." The patent application was filed on July 30, 2008 (12/182,472). 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=8,380,299.PN.&OS=PN/8,380,299&RS=PN/8,380,299 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Managing Purgeable Memory Objects Using Purge Groups ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,380,948) developed by Heiko Gernot Albert Panther, San Francisco, James Michael Magee, Orlando, Fla., and John Samuel Bushell, San Jose, Calif., for "managing purgeable memory objects using purge groups." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Memory objects associated with a portion of a cache (e.g., data blocks of a media file) are assigned a value based on their importance to an application that is consuming memory objects. The values are used to assign the data blocks to purge groups. The purge groups are a labeling mechanism for determining a purge order. A memory object associated with a first data block assigned to a first purge group may be purged before a memory object associated with a second data block assigned to a second purge group. As new data blocks are received by the application (e.g., from disk or a network connection), the blocks are assigned a value and added to a purge group. In some cases, the data blocks arrive out of order (e.g., order of consumption). Memory objects can be reassigned to a different purge group when new data blocks are added or reclaimed." The patent application was filed on Sept. 4, 2008 (12/204,775). 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=8,380,948.PN.&OS=PN/8,380,948&RS=PN/8,380,948 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** IPR Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- IPR Licensing, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,380,244) developed by Thomas E. Gorsuch, Merritt Island, Fla., for a "dual mode unit for short range, high rate and long range, lower rate data communications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique for communication with a local area network (LAN) via a wireless connection determines whether a first short-range, high-speed, wireless communication path is available and connects to the LAN using a longer range, lower speed wireless communication path if the short-range, high-speed wireless communication path is not available. The low-range, high-speed wireless communication path is a wireless communication path is a wireless LAN connection such as an IEE 802.11-compliant wireless LAN and the long-range, low-speed wireless communication mode is a cellular CDMA-type connection. Determining whether the first IEEE 802.11 mode is available can be done by detecting a beacon signal, or transmitting a probe request message and detecting a probe response message in response to the probe request, indicating the presence or availability of the short-range, high-speed wireless communication path. Alternatively, the availability of short-range, high-speed wireless communication path can be detected by simply detecting activity on it." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2009 (12/615,098). 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=8,380,244.PN.&OS=PN/8,380,244&RS=PN/8,380,244 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** North Carolina State University, SNC Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., and SNC Holdings, Morrisville, N.C., have been assigned a patent (8,380,290) developed by five co-inventors for an "implantable devices for dynamic monitoring of physiological and biological properties of tumors." The co-inventors are Charles W. Scarantino, Raleigh, N.C., H. Troy Nagle, Durham, N.C., Lester C. Hall, Hollywood, Fla., Jeffrey Mueller, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Bahram Ghaffarzadeh Kermani, Los Altos, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Biocompatible sensors configured for implantation include a first body in communication with a plurality of remote sensor bodies to detect physiological parameters in vivo." The patent application was filed on June 25, 2010 (12/823,521). 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=8,380,290.PN.&OS=PN/8,380,290&RS=PN/8,380,290 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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