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

[February 21, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (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 Texas.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,768) developed by Alexander B. Hoefler, Austin, Texas, for a random number generator.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A random number generator includes a first one time programmable (OTP) element and a second OTP element. The first OTP element and second OTP element have a first distribution of probable values for an electrical characteristic when unprogrammed and a second distribution of probable values when programmed. A programming circuit applies a programming signal to the first OTP element and to the second OTP element that causes the first OTP element to switch from being unprogrammed to being programmed and having a first value for its electrical characteristic and the second OTP element to switch from being unprogrammed to being programmed and having a second value for its electrical characteristic. A sense amplifier provides an output signal at a first logic state when the first value exceeds the second value and at a second logic state when the second value exceeds the first value." The patent application was filed on Jan. 30, 2009 (12/363,275). 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=8,380,768&OS=8,380,768&RS=8,380,768 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Motorola Mobility Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Reusing Packet Data Control Assignment Bits for Resource Allocation Indications ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8379622) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for reusing packet data control assignment bits for resource allocation indications." The co-inventors are Sean M. McBeath, Keller, Texas, Hao Bi, Lake Zurich, Ill., John D. Reed, Arlington, Texas, and Jack A. Smith, Valley View, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The PDCAB packet (300) and the RRA packet (308) are transmitted together on the F-SCCH. For example, 9 RRA bits (305) are appended to the PDCAB field (303), in place of the pad bits (205), thereby allowing both the PDCAB (303) and RRA (311) messages to be protected against errors by a 16-bit CRC (307). In accordance with the embodiments, a receiver is able to distinguish between the varying PDCAB (303) and RRA (305) message formats and transmitting the packets (300) and (308) together is a normal mode of operation in the embodiments. Therefore, in accordance with the embodiments, when the PDCAB packet (300) and RRA packet (308) are transmitted together, the network replaces the N PDCAB pad bits, such as pad bits (205), with the first N bits from the RRA bitmap (311), in order to use the nominal CRC length for both packets (300) and (308)." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2007 (11/763624). 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=83,79,622.PN.&OS=PN/83,79,622&RS=PN/83,79,622 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Collective Operations in a File System Based Execution Model ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,765) developed by Pravin Shinde, Austin, Texas, and Eric Van Hensbergen, Austin, Texas, for a "collective operations in a file system based execution model." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism is provided for group communications using a MULTI-PIPE synthetic file system. A master application creates a multi-pipe synthetic file in the MULTI-PIPE synthetic file system, the master application indicating a multi-pipe operation to be performed. The master application then writes a header-control block of the multi-pipe synthetic file specifying at least one of a multi-pipe synthetic file system name, a message type, a message size, a specific destination, or a specification of the multi-pipe operation. Any other application participating in the group communications then opens the same multi-pipe synthetic file. A MULTI-PIPE file system module then implements the multi-pipe operation as identified by the master application. The master application and the other applications then either read or write operation messages to the multi-pipe synthetic file and the MULTI-PIPE synthetic file system module performs appropriate actions." The patent application was filed on July 31, 2012 (13/563,120). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,380,765&OS=8,380,765&RS=8,380,765 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent for System and Method for Automated Deployment of an Information Handling System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,760) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method for automated deployment of an information handling system." The co-inventors are Jeremiah Johnson, Georgetown, Texas, Steve Oates, Georgetown, Texas, Kurt Stonecipher, Austin, Texas, Greg Bomsta, Maple Grove, Minn., and Kevin Hanes, Georgetown, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for automated deployment of an information handling system are disclosed. A method for managing the deployment of an information handling system may include executing a deployment application on an information handling system, the deployment application including one or more tasks associated with the deployment of the information handling system. The method may further include automatically determining for a particular task whether an execution time for the particular task is within a predetermined range of execution times. The method may further include automatically performing an error-handling task in response to determining that the execution time for the particular task is not within the predetermined range of execution times." The patent application was filed on June 16, 2011 (13/161,943). 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=8,380,760&OS=8,380,760&RS=8,380,760 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus Related to Controlling Access to Communications Resources ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,379,630) developed by five co-inventors for "methods and apparatus related to controlling access to communications resources." The co-inventors are Xinzhou Wu, Monmouth Junction, N.J., Junyi Li, Chester, N.J., Sanjay Shakkottai, Austin, Texas, Vincent D. Park, Budd Lake, N.J., and Nilesh Khude, Bridgewater, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various methods and apparatus relate to controlling access to communications resources in a wireless communications system. Various described methods and apparatus are well suited for use in a peer to peer network in which resource access control is implemented in a distributed manner and wireless terminals compete for communications resources, e.g., compete for a peer to peer traffic segment. A wireless terminal generates QoS tokens within said wireless terminal at a rate which is a function of a QoS level associated with the wireless terminal and uses a generated token to control access to a communications resource. Generated tokens within the wireless terminal may be shared among the applications of the wireless terminal." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2010 (12/815,922). 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=83,79,630.PN.&OS=PN/83,79,630&RS=PN/83,79,630 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** LSI Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- LSI, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,711) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and apparatus for decision-feedback equalization with oversampled phase detector." The co-inventors are Pervez M. Aziz, Dallas, Adam B. Healey, Newburyport, Mass., Amaresh Malipatil, Milpitas, Calif., and Lizhi Zhong, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus are provided for decision-feedback equalization with an oversampled phase detector. A method is provided for detecting data in a receiver employing decision-feedback equalization. A received signal is sampled using a data clock and a transition clock to generate a data sample signal and a transition sample signal. A DFE correction is obtained for each of the data sample and transition sample signals to generate DFE detected data and DFE transition data. One or more coefficients used for the DFE correction for the transition sample signals are adapted using the DFE transition data." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2009 (12/495,547). 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=83,79,711.PN.&OS=PN/83,79,711&RS=PN/83,79,711 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,648) developed by Jian Qiu Qu, Austin, Texas, for a "method and system for automatic mapping of data flow." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for automatically mapping data flow is provided. The method includes receiving, over a path and at a digital subscriber line access multiplexer, a data cell from a party. The digital subscriber line access multiplexer has a database. The method also includes identifying the path and the party from the data cell. The method also includes determining that the database does not correlate the path and the party. The method also includes correlating the party with the path in the database in response to determining that the database does not correlate the path and the party." The patent application was filed on March 2, 2004 (10/790,915). 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=83,79,648.PN.&OS=PN/83,79,648&RS=PN/83,79,648 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** BMC Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- BMC Software, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,380,749) developed by Vincent Joseph Kowalski, Houston, for a "MDR federation facility for CMDBf." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This disclosure relates generally to the field of federated configuration management databases (CMDBs). To claim compliance with the CMDBf Standard ("the Standard"), a CMDB implementation must provide working and interoperable implementations of the interfaces defined in the Standard. To make a working implementation, certain non-obvious features are required that are not addressed by the Standard. Among these requirements are: registering management data repositories (MDRs) so that they can be federated; managing/maintaining the list of federated MDRs; querying an MDR for its Data Model; using such MDR Data Models to define mappings of one or more attributes from the MDR data model to one or more attributes of one or more of the CMDB's data models; identifying attributes and defining rules to be used when reconciliation is performed; and managing as well as storing data representative of those mappings. This disclosure addresses these and other deficiencies." The patent application was filed on Aug. 21, 2009 (12/545,753). 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=8,380,749&OS=8,380,749&RS=8,380,749 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Shell Oil Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Shell Oil, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,380,021) developed by Frederick Henry Kreisler Rambow, Houston, for a "high spatial resolution distributed temperature sensing system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for making temperature and pressure measurements distributed over a distance comprises a plurality of Bragg grating measurement points disposed in an optical fiber with a predetermined spacing between adjacent Bragg grating measurement points and a substrate with the optical fiber disposed thereon, at least a portion of the optical fiber being wrapped around the substrate with at least one predetermined wrap angle, wherein the predetermined wrap angle and predetermined spacing are selected to enable a temperature measurement signal to be distinguished from a bending measurement signal, wherein the substrate has a first coefficient of thermal expansion greater than a second coefficient of thermal expansion of the optical fiber and wherein the substrate comprises a hollow tube portion and a solid rod portion, each having optical fiber disposed thereon." The patent application was filed on Sept. 4, 2008 (12/676,368). 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=8,380,021&OS=8,380,021&RS=8,380,021 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Fisher-Rosemount Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,379,546) developed by Trevor Duncan Schleiss, Austin, Texas, and Andre A. Dicaire, Round Rock, Texas, for "methods and apparatus to communicatively couple a portable device to process control devices in a process control system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Example methods and apparatus to communicatively couple a portable device to process control devices in a process control system are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving via a wireless module a selection of an I/O channel from a portable device, determining a process control device associated with the selected I/O channel, initiating a pass-through session from the wireless module to the determined process control device via the I/O channel, and enabling communication between the portable device and the process control device via the pass-through session to communicatively couple the portable device to the process control device." The patent application was filed on April 6, 2010 (12/755,169). 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=83,79,546.PN.&OS=PN/83,79,546&RS=PN/83,79,546 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Sending an Identifier of a Wireless Local Area Network to Enable Handoff of a Mobile Station to the Wireless Local Area Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,558) developed by Anit Lohtia, Plano, Texas, Yuqiang Tang, Beijing, and Miroslav Budic, Murphy, Texas, for "sending an identifier of a wireless local area network to enable handoff of a mobile station to the wireless local area network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a wireless communications network, the presence of a wireless local area network in a cell segment is determined. An identifier of the wireless local area network in the cell segment is sent to at least one mobile station in the cell segment to enable the at least one mobile station to hand off to the wireless local area network. Optionally, information identifying geographic boundaries of cell segments and the wireless local area network can be sent to the at least one mobile station." The patent application was filed on Sept. 16, 2005 (11/229,390). 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=83,79,558.PN.&OS=PN/83,79,558&RS=PN/83,79,558 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,761) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method for automated deployment of an information handling system." The co-inventors are Jeremiah Johnson, Georgetown, Texas, Steve Oates, Georgetown, Texas, Kurt Stonecipher, Austin, Texas, Greg Bomsta, Maple Grove, Minn., and Kevin Hanes, Georgetown, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for automated deployment of an information handling system are disclosed. A method for managing the deployment of an information handling system may include executing a deployment application on an information handling system, the deployment application including one or more tasks associated with the deployment of the information handling system. The method may further include automatically determining for a particular task whether an execution time for the particular task is within a predetermined range of execution times. The method may further include automatically performing an error-handling task in response to determining that the execution time for the particular task is not within the predetermined range of execution times." The patent application was filed on June 16, 2011 (13/162,007). 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=8,380,761&OS=8,380,761&RS=8,380,761 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Radio Selection in a Multi-radio Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,379,551) developed by Richard Dominic Wietfeldt, San Diego, Dong-An Zhang, Plano, Texas, and George Chrisikos, San Diego, for a "radio selection in a multi-radio device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for supporting communication by a wireless device having a set of radios and supporting a set of applications are described. In an aspect, radio selection may be performed based on interference information and additional information to obtain good performance. In one design, a plurality of radios available for use on the wireless device may be identified. Interference information indicative of interference between the plurality of radios may be obtained, e.g., from an interference database or a converted interference database. Additional information used for radio selection may also be obtained and may include information for communication profiles, communication preferences, application requirements, radio capabilities, etc. At least one radio may be selected for use for communication from among the plurality of radios based on the interference information and the additional information." The patent application was filed on June 23, 2010 (12/822,026). 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=83,79,551.PN.&OS=PN/83,79,551&RS=PN/83,79,551 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent for Technique for Determining if a Logical Sum of a First Operand and a Second Operand is the Same as a Third Operand ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,779) developed by four co-inventors for a "technique for determining if a logical sum of a first operand and a second operand is the same as a third operand." The co-inventors are Klas M. Bruce, Leander, Texas, Michael D. Snyder, Cedar Park, Texas, Ravindraraj Ramaraju, Round Rock, Texas, and David R. Bearden, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system is used to determine if a sum of a first operand and a second operand is the same as a third operand wherein a comparison to the third operand is of variable length. This is particularly useful in a content addressable memory (CAM) where the likelihood of hit is commonly improved over a set associative cache and allows for the CAM to identify different things. For example, an entry can be one length to identify a page of a memory and another entry be a different length to identify a page of memory. This is better understood by reference to the following description and the drawings." The patent application was filed on May 29, 2009 (12/474,451). 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=8,380,779&OS=8,380,779&RS=8,380,779 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.

*** L-3 Unmanned Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- L-3 Unmanned Systems, Carrollton, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,425) developed by David S. Duggan, Aubrey, Texas, David A. Felio, Highland Village, Texas, and Craig S. Askew, Highland Village, Texas, for an "autonomous collision avoidance system for unmanned aerial vehicles." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Autonomous collision avoidance systems for unmanned aerial vehicles are disclosed. Systems illustratively include a detect and track module, an inertial navigation system, and an auto avoidance module. The detect and track module senses a potential object of collision and generates a moving object track for the potential object of collision. The inertial navigation system provides information indicative of a position and a velocity of the unmanned aerial vehicle. The auto avoidance module receives the moving object track for the potential object of collision and the information indicative of the position and the velocity of the unmanned aerial vehicle. The auto avoidance module utilizes the information to generate a guidance maneuver that facilitates the unmanned aerial vehicle avoiding the potential object of collision." The patent application was filed on Sept. 13, 2010 (12/880,292). 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=8,380,425&OS=8,380,425&RS=8,380,425 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** JDA Software Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- JDA Software Group, Scottsdale, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,380,568) developed by Vijay G. Kasireddy, Coppell, Texas, for "distributing consumer demand upstream in a supply chain." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for distributing consumer demand upstream in a supply chain includes receiving, at a current time, an indication of consumer demand for a product that a consumer may be willing to receive at a future date rather than the current date in exchange for an incentive. The method also includes determining a particular incentive based on an order lead time for the product and conveying the particular incentive to allow the consumer to choose whether to receive the product at the particular future date rather than the current date in exchange for the particular incentive. If the consumer chooses to receive the product at the particular future date rather than the current date in exchange for the particular incentive, an order for the product is communicated to the upstream supply chain entity to allow the consumer to receive the product at the particular future date from current inventory of the upstream supply chain entity rather than from current inventory of the downstream supply chain entity in exchange for the particular incentive." The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2003 (10/672,537). 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=8,380,568&OS=8,380,568&RS=8,380,568 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Siemens Industry Assigned Patent for Parcel Address Recognition by Voice and Image Through Operational Rules ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Siemens Industry, Alpharetta, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,380,501) developed by Stanley W. Sipe, Mansfield, Texas, for a "parcel address recognition by voice and image through operational rules." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method, and computer-readable medium for parcel address recognition. A method includes receiving an address input and producing candidate address results corresponding to the address input. The method includes receiving operational scheme knowledge describing the mode of operation of a parcel processing system, and receiving at least one operational rule corresponding to the operational scheme knowledge. The method includes applying the at least one operational rule to the candidate address results and producing and storing a finalized result according to the operational rule and the candidate address results." The patent application was filed on July 30, 2010 (12/846,957). 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=8,380,501&OS=8,380,501&RS=8,380,501 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** ExxonMobil Upstream Research Assigned Patent for Windowed Statistical Analysis for Anomaly Detection in Geophysical Datasets ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- ExxonMobil Upstream Research, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,380,435) developed by nine co-inventors for a "windowed statistical analysis for anomaly detection in geophysical datasets." The co-inventors are Krishnan Kumaran, Raritan, N.J., Jingbo Wang, New York, Stefan Hussenoeder, Sugarland, Texas, Dominique G. Gillard, Houston, Guy F. Medema, Magnolia, Texas, Fred W. Schroeder, Tomball, Texas, Robert L. Brovey, League City, Texas, Pavel Dimitrov, Houston, and Matthew S. Casey, Houston.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Method for identifying geologic features from geophysical or attribute data using windowed principal component (22), or independent component, or diffusion mapping (61) analysis. Subtle features are made identifiable in partial or residual data volumes. The residual data volumes (24) are created by (36) eliminating data not captured by the most prominent principal components (14). The partial data volumes are created by (35) projecting the data (21) on to selected principal components (22, 61). Geologic features may also be identified from pattern analysis (77) or anomaly volumes (62, 79) generated with a variable-scale data similarity matrix (73). The method is suitable for identifying physical features indicative of hydrocarbon potential." The patent application was filed on May 6, 2010 (12/775,226). 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=8,380,435&OS=8,380,435&RS=8,380,435 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Low-complexity Tightly-coupled Integration Filter for Sensor-assisted GNSS Receiver ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,433) developed by four co-inventors for a "low-complexity tightly-coupled integration filter for sensor-assisted GNSS receiver." The co-inventors are June Chul Roh, Plano, Texas, Deric W. Waters, Dallas, Srinath Hosur, Plano, Texas, and Goutam Dutta, Bangalore, India.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention provide a blending filter based on extended Kalman filter (EKF), which optimally integrates the IMU navigation data with all other satellite measurements tightly-coupled integration filter. This blending filter can be easily implemented with minor modification to the position engine of stand-alone GNSS receiver. Provided is a low-complexity tightly-coupled integration filter for sensor-assisted global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver. The inertial measurement unit (IMU) contains inertial sensors such as accelerometer, magnetometer, and/or gyroscopes Embodiments also include method for pedestrian dead reckoning (PDR) data conversion for ease of GNSS/PDR integration. The PDR position data is converted to user velocity measured at the time instances where GNSS position/velocity estimates are available." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2009 (12/568,084). 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=8,380,433&OS=8,380,433&RS=8,380,433 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Advanced Geosciences Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Advanced Geosciences, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,439) developed by four co-inventors for "techniques for surface exploration and monitoring." The co-inventors are Mats Lagmanson, Austin, Texas, Liz Lagmanson, Austin, Texas, Markus Lagmanson, Austin, Texas, and Bo Berglund, Jarfalla, Sweden.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for surface exploration and monitoring are presented. In representative embodiments, a controller can be configured to automatically poll survey probes to obtain identifiers of the probes and determine a relative order the probes. In some embodiments, survey probes can be configured to: (a) collect signals associated with a surface; (b) digitize the signals to form digital data; and (c) store the digital data for later transmission to the survey controller. In some embodiments, survey probes can be configured to: (a) inject current into the surface or (b) provide a return path therefor. Relative positions of survey probes, including those configured to introduce current into a surface as stimulus for geophysical measurements can be automatically determined. Sensor-type survey probes can automatically disconnect from a power conduit while measuring a surface property and operate using an internal source of power when disconnected, to reduce noise." The patent application was filed on March 8, 2010 (12/719,676). 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=8,380,439&OS=8,380,439&RS=8,380,439 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Live Oak Ministries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Live Oak Ministries, New Braunfels, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,436) developed by Jay Howard Heck Sr., New Braunfels, Texas, for blasting method.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for evaluating drill pattern parameters such as burden, spacing, borehole diameter, etc., at a blast site are disclosed. One method involves accumulating the burden contributed by successive layers of rock and matching the accumulated rock burden to a target value for a borehole having a length related to the average height of the layers. Another method relates to varying drill pattern parameters and characteristics to match blast design constraints, including the substitution of one explosive material for another by the proper balance of materials and/or output energies to the associated rock burden. Analysis of deviations from target rock burdens and corrective measures are disclosed, as well as cost optimization methods. The various methods can be practiced using an appropriately programmed general purpose computer." The patent application was filed on Jan. 10, 2012 (13/347,492). 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=8,380,436&OS=8,380,436&RS=8,380,436 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Innovative Pressure Testing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Innovative Pressure Testing, Fulshear, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,448) developed by Charles M. Franklin, Katy, Texas, for a "system and method for detecting leaks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A leak detection system includes a pressure system that requires leak and/or pressure testing. A pressure sensor coupled to the pressure system senses a first pressure at time.sub.0, after which fluid pumping system provides a selected volume of test fluid to the pressure system. The pressure sensor senses a test pressure at time.sub.1 and at selected intervals `n` to time.sub.(n+1) and transmits a signal reflect of the pressures at each time to a general purpose computer for recording and storage on a computer readable medium. An operating program is configured to calculate a leak detection value, which is a function of a ratio of the first pressure at time.sub.0 and the test pressure at time.sub.1; the test pressure at time.sub.1 and the test pressure at time.sub.2; and so on to a test pressure at the time.sub.n and the test pressure at the time.sub.(n+1). A graphical output is configured to display the leak detection value as a function of time." The patent application was filed on July 9, 2010 (12/833,216). 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=8,380,448&OS=8,380,448&RS=8,380,448 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,379,671) developed by Ning Chen, Austin, Texas, and Pornchai Pawawongsak, Austin, Texas, for "techniques for extracting a control channel from a received signal in a wireless communication system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique for extracting a control channel from a received signal includes storing interleaved control channel elements of the received signal in a control channel region of a memory. First addresses for first elements that are included in a first control channel are then generated using a first circuit. Finally, the respective first elements are read, using a second circuit, from the control channel region of the memory according to the generated first addresses to provide the first control channel in a deinterleaved form." The patent application was filed on Jan. 30, 2009 (12/363,634). 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=83,79,671.PN.&OS=PN/83,79,671&RS=PN/83,79,671 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** United Services Automobile Association Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- United Services Automobile Association, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,380,544) developed by John Chandler Hopkins III, San Antonio, for "systems and methods for providing a legacy life insurance policy benefit to a beneficiary." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A "legacy life" component to a life insurance policy. An insured may protect his/her descendents by applying for a life insurance policy that provides for subsequent life insurance for the descendents as part of the death benefit provided by the life insurance policy. The "legacy life" policy may have different underwriting procedures in place and/or a lower premium than comparable coverage policies as a portion of the policy death benefit payout would be withheld to fund the descendent life insurance policy. As such, the legacy life insurance policy may produce the subsequent life insurance policy as a fully-funded derivative policy at payout. Because the original policy does not payout the full face value as a cash death benefit, the derivative policy maximizes a float for the insurance provider." The patent application was filed on Feb. 2, 2009 (12/364,192). 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=8,380,544&OS=8,380,544&RS=8,380,544 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Modeling of Ferroelectric Capacitors to Include Local Statistical Variations of Ferroelectric Properties ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,476) developed by Borna Obradovic, McKinney, Texas, Keith R. Green, Prosper, Texas, and Scott R. Summerfelt, Garland, Texas, for "modeling of ferroelectric capacitors to include local statistical variations of ferroelectric properties." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Simulation of an electronic circuit including a model of a ferroelectric capacitor. The model of the ferroelectric capacitor includes a multi-domain ferroelectric capacitor, in which each of the domains is associated with a positive and a negative coercive voltage. A probability distribution function of positive and negative coercive voltages is defined, from which a weighting function of the distribution of domains having those coercive voltages is defined. To create a model of a small ferroelectric capacitor, a Poisson probability distribution is assigned to each of an array of gridcells defining the probability distribution function of positive and negative coercive voltages, and a number of domains assigned to each gridcell is randomly selected according to that Poisson distribution and an expected number of domains in the modeled capacitor for that gridcell, based on the area of the modeled capacitor. The electrical behavior of the ferroelectric capacitor is evaluated by evaluating the superposed polarization of each of the randomly selected domains." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2009 (12/568,910). 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=8,380,476&OS=8,380,476&RS=8,380,476 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intervoice Limited Partnership, Lymba Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Intervoice Limited Partnership, Las Vegas, and Lymba, Richardson, Texas, have been assigned a patent (8,380,511) developed by Ellis K. Cave, Plano, Texas, and Mithun Balakrishna, Dallas, and Vincent Mo, Plano, Texas, for a "system and method for semantic categorization." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There is disclosed a system and method for automatically performing semantic categorization. In one embodiment at least one text description pertaining to a category set is accepted along with words that are anticipated to be uttered by a user pertaining to that category set; lexical chaining confidence score is attached to each pair matched between the anticipated words and the accepted text description. These confidence scores are used subsequently by a categorization circuit that accepts a text phrase utterance from an input source along with a category set pertaining to the accepted utterance. The categorization circuit, in one embodiment, creates word pairs matched between the accepted text phrase utterance and the accepted category set. From these word scores, the category pertaining to the utterance is determined based, at least in part, on the assigned lexical chaining confidence scores as previously determined." The patent application was filed on Feb. 20, 2007 (11/676,704). 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=8,380,511&OS=8,380,511&RS=8,380,511 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Statistical Evaluation of Circuit Robustness Separating Local and Global Variation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,478) developed by Theodore W. Houston, Richardson, Texas, for a "statistical evaluation of circuit robustness separating local and global variation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Semiconductor fabrication using statistical analysis (400) to determine the robustness or reliability of a fabricated integrated circuit module given global and local variations of operating parameters of elements, such as transistors, of the module. Multiple sequences of statistical simulations (408, 414) are run to ascertain (416) the robustness of the module to local variations in an environment of global variations." The patent application was filed on June 7, 2004 (10/862,637). 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=8,380,478&OS=8,380,478&RS=8,380,478 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.

*** IPOZ Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- IPOZ Systems, Katy, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,375) developed by Charles William Tink, Houston, for a "device, computer storage medium, and computer implemented method for metrology with inertial navigation system and aiding." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A metrology device, computer program product and computer-implemented method generating survey data without having the device touch subsea objects being surveyed. The metrology device may be used with an underwater vehicle or diving personnel, and may comprise an inertial navigation system having gyroscopes to detect angular velocity and accelerometers for the detection of linear velocity and transported by an underwater robotic apparatus or diver, the inertial navigation system outputting position and orientation data of the device for storage; an aiding device for collecting image data of the subsea objects, the aiding device being positioned so that the distance and orientation between the optical scanner and the inertial navigation system is known; and a computer for using the position information and image data between a successively visited known point to determine the drift of the metrology device and to use the drift of the metrology device to correct measurements of same." The patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2010 (12/856,404). 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=8,380,375&OS=8,380,375&RS=8,380,375 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** FutureWei Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- FutureWei Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,379,592) developed by Cornelius Van Rensburg, Wylie, Texas, and Oghenekome Oteri, San Diego, for a "system and method for coordinating electronic devices in a wireless communications system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for coordinating electronic devices in a wireless communications system are provided. A method for transmitting information by a controller includes computing a beam cycle based on transmissions from a plurality of mobile devices, receiving resource-specific channel quality indicators from the plurality of mobile devices, scheduling a transmission opportunity for a mobile device in the plurality of mobile devices, and transmitting information to the mobile device based on the scheduled transmission opportunity. The mobile devices are being served by the controller, and the scheduling is based on the beam cycle and the channel quality indicators." The patent application was filed on April 28, 2010 (12/769,498). 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=83,79,592.PN.&OS=PN/83,79,592&RS=PN/83,79,592 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Allocation and Logical to Physical Mapping of Scheduling Request Indicator Channel in Wireless Networks ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,379,507) developed by Pierre Bertrand, Antibes, France, Zukang Shen, Richardson, Texas, and Tarik Muharemovic, Dallas, for "allocation and logical to physical mapping of scheduling request indicator channel in wireless networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for allocating resources for a scheduling request indicator (SRI) is disclosed. An SRI cycle period for use by user equipment (UE) within a cell is transmitted from a NodeB in a cell to UE within the cell. The NodeB transmits a specific SRI subframe offset and an index value to the particular UE within the cell. The specific SRI subframe offset and the index value enable the UE to determine a unique combination of cyclic shift, RS orthogonal cover, data orthogonal cover, and resource block number for the UE to use as a unique physical resource for an SRI in the physical uplink control channel (PUCCH)." The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2011 (13/245,994). 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=8,379,507&OS=8,379,507&RS=8,379,507 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,379,520) developed by Nasir Ahmed, Houston, Eko N. Onggosanusi, Allen, Texas, and Anand G. Dabak, Plano, Texas, for a "group based packet scheduling algorithm." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system comprises a base station, a plurality of mobile stations, and a packet scheduling algorithm that operates on the base station. The packet scheduling algorithm groups the plurality of mobile stations into a plurality of groups based on average throughput with the base station. The packet scheduling algorithm selects one of the plurality of groups for applying a scheduling metric." The patent application was filed on March 3, 2004 (10/792,569). 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=8,379,520&OS=8,379,520&RS=8,379,520 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Multi-band OFDM Communications System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,379,506) developed by Jaiganesh Balakrishnan, Dallas, Anuj Batra, Dallas, and Anand G. Dabak, Plano, Texas, for a "multi-band OFDM communications system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "System and method for providing multiple access in a multi-band, orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (multi-band-OFDM) communications system. A preferred embodiment comprises determining a transmission bandwidth to support a performance requirement and configuring transmission bands in the multi-band-OFDM communications system based upon the transmission bandwidth, wherein the transmission bands may be made up of smaller transmission bands bonded together. Further comprising initializing communications with the configured transmission bands. The use of bonded transmission bands can provide increased data rates and/or increased range performance." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2009 (12/571,735). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,379,506&OS=8,379,506&RS=8,379,506 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** ExxonMobil Upstream Research Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- ExxonMobil Upstream Research, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,379,487) developed by Marvin L. Johnson, Chromo, Colo., and Michael W. Norris, Cypress, Texas, for a "bottom referenced vibratory sources for shallow water acquisition." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The described invention relates to seismic acquisition means for use in shallow water marine environments, comprising: (a) a vessel (1) having at least one hull (25); (b) one or more shaker (13) and baseplate (12) assemblies affixed to the vessel by two or more rigid supporting elements (11) adapted to be capable of lowering said assemblies from the vessel hull to a shallow water bottom (14) and of raising said assemblies from the shallow water bottom to the hull; and, wherein each of said assemblies comprise one or more vibrator units mounted on a baseplate that is adapted to rest upon the shallow water bottom and to transmit vibratory signals from the vibrator units into said water bottom. The described invention provides a high-amplitude, broadband seismic signal, provides high data-production rates, couples energy directly into the earth and minimizes damage to the water bottom." The patent application was filed on July 9, 2008 (12/669,732). 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=8,379,487&OS=8,379,487&RS=8,379,487 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Enabling Users to Select Between Secure Service Providers Using a Central Trusted Service Manager ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,863) developed by Nicholas Julian Pelly, San Francisco, and Jeffrey William Hamilton, Austin, Texas, for "enabling users to select between secure service providers using a central trusted service manager." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are described herein for enabling users to select from available secure service providers (each having a Trusted Service Manager ("TSM")) for provisioning applications and services on a secure element installed on a device of the user. The device includes a service provider selector ("SPS") module that provides a user interface for selecting the secure service provider. In one embodiment, the SPS communicates with a key escrow service that maintains cryptographic keys for the secure element and distributes the keys to the user selected secure service provider. The key escrow service also revokes the keys from deselected secure service providers. In another embodiment, the SPS communicates with a central TSM that provisions applications and service on behalf of the user selected secure service provider. The central TSM serves as a proxy between the secure service providers and the secure element." The patent application was filed on April 10, 2012 (13/443,671). 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=8,379,863&OS=8,379,863&RS=8,379,863 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Conference Call Initialization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,379,822) developed by five co-inventors for a conference call initialization. The co-inventors are Susann Marie Keohane, Austin, Texas, Gerald Francis McBrearty, Austin, Texas, Shawn Patrick Mullen, Buda, Texas, Jessica Kelley Murillo, Hutto, Texas, and Johnny Meng-Han Shieh, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An approach for using a centralized conference call manager is provided for initiating conference calls. Users register with the centralized conference call manager to set up a conference call at a future date and time. When the designated time/date arrive, the centralized conference call manager contacts the various intended attendees using a variety of contact locations (e.g., office telephone, mobile telephone, home telephone, etc.). The system further allows an intended attendee to, when contacted by the centralized conference call manager, provide a different contact number that the conference call manager will use instead. An anticipated attendee can decline the call and provide a verbal reason for not being able to attend. The centralized conference call manager records the reason and, when requested, plays the reason back to the other attendees." The patent application was filed on March 15, 2008 (12/049,300). 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=8,379,822&OS=8,379,822&RS=8,379,822 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Data and control Encryption ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,379,847) developed by Robert H. Bell Jr., Austin, Texas, Louis Bennie Capps Jr., Georgetown, Texas, and Michael Jay Shapiro, Austin, Texas, for a "data and control encryption." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Secure communication of data between devices includes encrypting unencrypted data at a first device by reordering unencrypted bits provided in parallel on a device bus, including data and control bits, from an unencrypted order to form encrypted data including a plurality of encrypted bits in parallel in an encrypted order defined by a key. The encrypted data may be transmitted to another device where the encrypted data is decrypted by using the key to order the encrypted bits to restore the unencrypted order thereby to reform the unencrypted data." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2010 (12/828,080). 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=8,379,847&OS=8,379,847&RS=8,379,847 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsemi Semiconductor (U.S.) Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Microsemi Semiconductor (U.S.), Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,379,839) developed by Yadunandan Nagarajaiah, Austin, Texas, Michel Darveau, Gatineau, Canada, and Eric Bass, Austin, Texas, for a "method and apparatus for controlling ringing voltage." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for controlling power dissipated in a subscriber line interface circuit includes measuring a power parameter of the subscriber line interface circuit during a ringing cycle, comparing the measured power parameter to a target power parameter and adjusting at least one ringing parameter of a ringing signal generated by the subscriber line interface circuit based on the comparison. A line card includes a subscriber line interface circuit operable to generate a ringing signal, and a subscriber line audio-processing circuit operable to measure a power parameter of the subscriber line interface circuit during a ringing cycle, compare the measured power parameter to a target power parameter, and adjust at least one ringing parameter of the ringing signal based on the comparison." The patent application was filed on Aug. 7, 2009 (12/537,914). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,379,839&OS=8,379,839&RS=8,379,839 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus to Provide a Network-based Caller Identification Service in a Voice Over Internet Protocol Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,379,824) developed by James Jackson, Austin, Texas, and Mehrad Yasrebi, Austin, Texas, for "methods and apparatus to provide a network-based caller identification service in a voice over internet protocol network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus to provide a network-based caller identification (CID) service in a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) network are disclosed. An example method comprises receiving a session initiation protocol (SIP) communication session initiation request message comprising an early-media indicator, disabling a ringtone generator, sending a SIP ringing message containing a session descriptor in response to the early-media indicator, receiving a ringtone based on the session descriptor, and presenting the ringtone to alert a user of a requested communication session." The patent application was filed on March 6, 2008 (12/043,762). 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=8,379,824&OS=8,379,824&RS=8,379,824 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,379,861) developed by Dimitri Akselrod, Modi'in, Israel, Yossi Amon, Kiryat Tivon, Israel, and Asaf Ashkenazi, Austin, Texas, for an "integrated circuit and a method for secure testing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An integrated circuit that includes a controller and multiple internal circuitries, whereas the integrated circuit is characterized by further including a security mode determination unit that includes multiple one time programmable components for defining a security mode out of multiple possible security modes, whereas a selected circuitry mode affects access to an internal circuitry. A method for testing an integrated circuit, the method includes: receiving a request to access an internal circuitry; and responding to the request in view of a defined security mode; whereas the method is characterized by a stage of defining a security mode of a debug circuit out of multiple security modes, whereas the definition is responsive to at least a state of multiple one time programmable components." The patent application was filed on Nov. 22, 2004 (11/719,883). 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=8,379,861&OS=8,379,861&RS=8,379,861 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** MyMail Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- MyMail Technology, San Angelo, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,379,867) developed by Thomas D. Selgas, Garland, Texas, and Jonathan Cutrer, San Angelo, Texas, for a "secure email communication system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a method and system for securing a digital data stream. A first key of a first asymmetric key pair from a key store remote from a host node is received at the host node. A dynamically generated key is received at the host node, which is used to encipher the digital data stream. The dynamically generated For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://targetednews.com.

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