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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Georgia (Nov. 8)

[November 08, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Georgia (Nov. 8)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Georgia.

*** Siemens Industry Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Siemens Industry, Alpharetta, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,306,797) developed by Ken Furem, Cumming, Ga., Daniel W. Robertson, Cumming, Ga., and Gopal Madhavarao, Alpharetta, Ga., for a "system and method for remotely analyzing machine performance." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Certain exemplary embodiments can comprise obtaining and analyzing data from at least one discrete machine, automatically determining relationships related to the data, taking corrective action to improve machine operation and/or maintenance, automatically and heuristically predicting a failure associated with the machine and/or recommending preventative maintenance in advance of the failure, and/or automating and analyzing mining shovels, etc." The patent application was filed on May 9, 2011 (13/103,543). 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=8,306,797&OS=8,306,797&RS=8,306,797 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** Coca-Cola Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Coca-Cola, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,306,655) developed by David Roy Newman, Atlanta, for "systems and methods for providing portion control programming in a product forming dispenser." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are systems and methods for configuring portion control for a dispenser apparatus. A plurality of beverage ingredients may be associated with the dispenser apparatus, and a plurality of selectable beverages may be formed from the plurality of beverage ingredients. Input for one or more preferences associated with portion control may be received. Stored information associated with at least one of the plurality of selectable beverages may be accessed. At least one portion control for at least one of the plurality of selectable beverages may be determined based at least in part on at least a portion of the received input and at least a portion of the accessed information." The patent application was filed on Sept. 4, 2008 (12/204,392). 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=8,306,655&OS=8,306,655&RS=8,306,655 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** McAfee Assigned Patent for System, Method, and Computer Program Product for Segmenting a Database Based, at Least in Part, on a Prevalence Associated with Known Objects Included in the Database ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- McAfee, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,306,988) developed by six co-inventors for a "system, method, and computer program product for segmenting a database based, at least in part, on a prevalence associated with known objects included in the database." The co-inventors are Nitin Jyoti, Bangalore, India, Prabhat Kumar Singh, Bangalore, India, Zhenyu Zhong, Alpharetta, Ga., Guy William Welch Roberts, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, Jeffrey Martin Green, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Sven Krasser, Atlanta.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method, and computer program product are provided for segmenting a database based, at least in part, on a prevalence associated with known objects included in the database. In operation, a database including a plurality of known objects is identified. Additionally, the database is segmented into a plurality of segments. Furthermore, each of the plurality of known objects are assigned to one of the plurality of segments, based at least in part on a prevalence associated with each of the plurality of known objects." The patent application was filed on Oct. 26, 2009 (12/605,678). 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=8,306,988&OS=8,306,988&RS=8,306,988 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Inter-organizational and Intra-organizational Repository for Operating System Images ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,306,995) developed by four co-inventors for an "inter-organizational and intra-organizational repository for operating system images." The co-inventors are Kulvir S. Bhogal, Pflugerville, Texas, Rick A. Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., Andrew R. Jones, Round Rock, Texas, and Timothy M. Waters, Hiram, Ga.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Mechanisms are provided for collaborating between two or more operating system image repository systems. A first operating system image (OSI) repository system is associated with a second OSI repository system. Each of the first and second OSI repository systems store one or more OSIs for use either natively or virtually by client computing devices. One or more collaboration rules are defined that define a manner by which OSI information in the first OSI repository system is shared with the second OSI repository system. A collaborative operation is performed between the first OSI repository system and the second OSI repository system. An extent of the collaborative operation is circumscribed by application of the one or more collaboration rules." The patent application was filed on Sept. 7, 2010 (12/876,736). 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=8,306,995&OS=8,306,995&RS=8,306,995 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Robust Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Robust Networks, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,306,994) developed by Stacy Kenworthy, Atlanta, for a "network attached device with dedicated firewall security." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Dedicated firewall security for a network attached device (NAD) is provided by a firewall management system integrated directly into the NAD or into a NAD server. A local area network arrangement includes a network client and the NAD and the firewall management system includes computer readable medium having computer-executable instructions that perform the steps of receiving a request for network access to the NAD from the network client, determining whether the request for network access to the NAD is authorized, and only if the request for network access is authorized, providing the network client with network access to the NAD." The patent application was filed on May 4, 2010 (12/773,716). 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=8,306,994&OS=8,306,994&RS=8,306,994 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** TRANSNEXUS Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- TRANSNEXUS, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,306,020) developed by James P. G. Dalton Jr., Atlanta, and Stephen A. Thomas, Marietta, Ga., for "architectures for clearing and settlement services between Internet telephony clearinghouses." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for routing voice telephone calls over IP networks as opposed to traditional switched circuit networks. The voice communications during the telephone call are packaged as digital data and access the Internet through gateways. The system supports the linking of a source gateway in a first clearinghouse to a destination gateway in a second clearinghouse. The system further supports the selection of a destination gateway based on factors such as cost, speed of routing, and transmission quality of the voice data. The components of the system are arranged so as to minimize the number of signals sent between clearinghouses in identifying the optimal destination gateway." The patent application was filed on March 17, 2009 (12/381,900). 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=83,06,020.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,020&RS=PN/83,06,020 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Selective Defragmentation of Quadrature Amplitude Modulators ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,305,887) developed by Gary M. Springer, Alpharetta, Ga., and Luis A. Rovira, Atlanta, for a "selective defragmentation of quadrature amplitude modulators." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are provide herein to determine the amount of allocated and unutilized bandwidth for services already provided on each of a plurality of quadrature amplitude modulator (QAM) channels. One of the plurality of QAM channels is selected as a selected QAM channel to maximize capacity for future service requests based on a determination that the selected QAM channel can have bandwidth deallocated to support a service at a second bandwidth greater than a first bandwidth. A sufficient amount of the allocated and unutilized bandwidth is deallocated for services provided at the first bandwidth on the selected QAM channel such that the service at the second bandwidth is thereafter supportable on the selected QAM." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2009 (12/565,967). 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=83,05,887.PN.&OS=PN/83,05,887&RS=PN/83,05,887 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Mobility I Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Enabling Registration of Endpoint Devices through Provisioning ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- AT&T Mobility I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,305,983) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for enabling registration of endpoint devices through provisioning." The co-inventors are Steven A. Siegel, Mendham, N.J., Dennis Duffy, Decatur, Ga., Leticia D. Johnson, Helotes, Texas, and Stephanie P. Parlamas, Colts Neck, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for enabling registration of an endpoint device that is incapable of supporting a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) based Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) registration are disclosed. For example, the method performs a static registration of the endpoint device in a plurality network elements associated with an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network by provisioning that is initiated by a service provider of the IMS network. The method processes an originating call request or a terminating call request associated with the endpoint device by an Application Server (AS) using the static registration, wherein the application server is one of the plurality network elements." The patent application was filed on Nov. 3, 2009 (12/611,821). 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=83,05,983.PN.&OS=PN/83,05,983&RS=PN/83,05,983 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Sprint Communications Assigned Patent for Method and System for Verifying Repairs in a Telecommunication Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Sprint Communications, Overland Park, Kan., has been assigned a patent (8,305,904) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and system for verifying repairs in a telecommunication network." The co-inventors are Dennis L. Bentley, Ellenwood, Ga., Wayne Alexander Thompson, Stone Mountain, Ga., Brian Kirk Lair, Independence, Mo., Derek Whitney Hardnett, Norcross, Ga., Gary Lee Lang, Marietta, Ga., and Richard Charles Ahlstrom, Kansas City, Mo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is provided for verifying repairs in a communication system. In an embodiment, a service network receives a notification from an access network for a completed repair at the access network. The service network comprises a service node and the service network exchanges information with the service node through the access network. The service network retrieves a set of attributes from the notification and determines an identity of the service node using the set of attributes. A repair verification test is executed for the completed repair where the repair verification test is based upon the service node. Further, an outcome is determined for the completed repair based upon the repair verification test." The patent application was filed on May 1, 2008 (12/113,569). 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=83,05,904.PN.&OS=PN/83,05,904&RS=PN/83,05,904 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** ARRIS Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- ARRIS Group, Suwanee, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,305,928) developed by Wade Carter, Snellville, Ga., for a "method for supporting multiple devices from a broadband connection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method adds a MAC address per line for a multiline EMTA. After the EMTA initializes, the method creates "Virtual MTA" instances corresponding to each analog line/MAC address. The method facilitates MTA emulation of each of the Virtual MTA instances. For each virtual EMTA line, the emulation method includes acquiring an IP address via DHCP and acquiring a configuration file via TFTP for each virtual MTA instance." The patent application was filed on Sept. 8, 2008 (12/206,689). 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=83,05,928.PN.&OS=PN/83,05,928&RS=PN/83,05,928 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Ciena Assigned Patent for Optical Network Real Time Latency Measurement Systems and Methods ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Ciena, Hanover, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,306,420) developed by Richard W. Conklin, Gainesville, Ga., Matthew Connolly, Canton, Ga., and Jeffery Thomas Nichols, Marietta, Ga., for an "optical network real time latency measurement systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure provides systems and methods for real-time, in-service latency measurements over optical links that may be further integrated within various optical control planes. The present invention may utilize minimal unused overhead to calculate latency of an optical line through a transport network. The present invention utilizes timers at two end-point nodes associated with the optical line, and includes a mechanism to filter out frame skew between the nodes. Advantageously, the present invention provides a highly accurate latency measurement that may calculate latency on links as small as one meter, an in-service algorithm operable without network impact, and may be integrated with an optical control plane to automatically provide administrative weight variables associated with link costs." The patent application was filed on Jan. 8, 2010 (12/684,457). 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=8,306,420.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,420&RS=PN/8,306,420 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Mobility II Assigned Patent for Enhanced Messaging with Language Translation Feature ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- AT&T Mobility II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,306,509) developed by William Joseph Sigmund, Cumming, Ga., Michael Robert Zubas, Marietta, Ga., and Brian Keith Rainer, Lawrenceville, Ga., for an "enhanced messaging with language translation feature." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method (400) for creating and managing a distribution list can include creating a distribution list (410) at a voicemail system. The distribution list can include at least one recipient and at least one language preference for one or more of the at least one recipients. The method can further include selecting the created distribution list (504) and recording an audio message (508) to be sent to the at least one recipient. Translating the audio message (510) into the at least one language preference for one or more of the at least one recipients thereby creating at least one translated audio message and sending the at least one translated audio message (512) to the at least one recipient." The patent application was filed on April 24, 2008 (12/161,076). 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=8,306,509.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,509&RS=PN/8,306,509 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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