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

[November 08, 2012]

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

*** Abbott Diabetes Care Assigned Patent for Analyte Monitoring Device and Methods of Use ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Abbott Diabetes Care, Alameda, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,306,598) developed by 10 co-inventors for an "analyte monitoring device and methods of use." The co-inventors are James Say, Alameda, Calif., Michael F. Tomasco, Cupertino, Calif., Adam Heller, Austin, Texas, Yoram Gal, Kibbutz Yagur, Israel, Behrad Aria, Alameda, Calif., Ephraim Heller, Oakland, Calif., Phillip John Plante, Sunnyvale, Calif., Mark S. Vreeke, Alameda, Calif., Keith A. Friedman, Austin, Texas, and Fredric C. Colman, Berkeley, Calif.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted for placement on skin and is adapted to receive a portion of an electrochemical sensor. The sensor control unit also includes two or more conductive contacts disposed on the housing and configured for coupling to two or more contact pads on the sensor. A transmitter is disposed in the housing and coupled to the plurality of conductive contacts for transmitting data obtained using the sensor. The display unit has a receiver for receiving data transmitted by the transmitter of the sensor control unit and a display coupled to the receiver for displaying an indication of a level of an analyte. The analyte monitor may also be part of a drug delivery system to alter the level of the analyte based on the data obtained using the sensor." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2009 (12/615,128). 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=8,306,598&OS=8,306,598&RS=8,306,598 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Dual-band Communication of Management Traffic in a Blade Server System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,306,652) developed by four co-inventors for a "dual-band communication of management traffic in a blade server system." The co-inventors are Justin Potok Bandholz, Cary, N.C., Clifton Ehrich Kerr, Durham, N.C., Pravin Patel, Cary, N.C., and Bruce James Wilkie, Georgetown, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a communication system for a multi-blade server system includes a multi-drop serial bus network interconnecting a management module with each of a plurality of servers in a multi-server chassis. A first transceiver subsystem is configured for communicating over the serial bus network between the management module and each server within a first frequency band. A second transceiver subsystem is configured for simultaneously communicating over the serial bus network between the management module and the servers within a second frequency band higher than the first frequency band. A first signal-filtering subsystem substantially filters out signals in the second frequency band from the first transceiver subsystem. A second signal-filtering subsystem substantially filters out the signals in the first frequency band from the second transceiver subsystem." The patent application was filed on March 14, 2008 (12/048,624). 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=8,306,652&OS=8,306,652&RS=8,306,652 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cyberonics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Cyberonics, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,306,627) developed by Randolph K. Armstrong, Houston, for a "dosing limitation for an implantable medical device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An implantable medical device (IMD) including an input interface that operates to receive an external input and a stimulation mode controller coupled to the input interface. The stimulation mode controller operates to temporarily interrupt a normal stimulation mode of the IMD in response to the external input. The IMD also includes an alternative stimulation selection module coupled to the stimulation mode controller, the alternative stimulation selection module operating to determine whether to implement an alternative mode of electrical signal therapy based on the external input and a threshold. The alternative mode differs in at least one stimulation parameter from the normal stimulation mode. The stimulation mode controller further operates to implement the alternative mode of the electrical signal therapy based on the determination of the alternative stimulation selection module." The patent application was filed on May 23, 2011 (13/113,080). 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=8,306,627&OS=8,306,627&RS=8,306,627 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nielsen Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Nielsen, Schaumburg, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,307,006) developed by five co-inventors for "methods and apparatus to obtain anonymous audience measurement data from network server data for particular demographic and usage profiles." The co-inventors are Kevin Michael Hannan, San Mateo, Calif., Achilleas Papakostas, Dallas, Albert Ronald Perez, San Francisco, Michael Andrew Yonker, Dallas, and Austin William Albino, San Francisco.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus to obtain anonymous audience measurement data from network server data for particular demographic and usage profiles are disclosed. An example method to provide anonymous audience measurement data to an audience measurement entity disclosed herein comprises obtaining a demographic profile and a network usage profile, sampling customer data stored in a customer database not accessible by the audience measurement entity to generate a customer sample representative of the demographic profile and the network usage profile without customer intervention, the customer sample including customer identification information, processing log data obtained from a network server not accessible by the audience measurement entity using the customer identification information to determine audience measurement data associated with customers in the customer sample, and removing the customer identification information from the audience measurement data to prepare the anonymous audience measurement data for the audience measurement entity." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2010 (12/827,865). 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=8,307,006&OS=8,307,006&RS=8,307,006 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.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,031) developed by Harshal S. Chhaya, Plano, Texas, and Ramanuja Vedantham, Dallas, for an "adaptive block sequence ARQ protocol for wireless communications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of performing wireless communications. The method receives at a receiving unit a sequence of data blocks from a transmitting unit. The method also identifies at the receiving unit a first number of invalid sequential data blocks in the sequence and a second number of valid sequential data blocks in the sequence. The method also communicates from the receiving unit a wireless message to the transmitting unit. The wireless message comprises a first field that specifies the first number and a second field that specifies the second number--the encoding of the first field is operable to specify a different maximum than an encoding of the second field." The patent application was filed on Aug. 29, 2008 (12/201,644). 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=83,06,031.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,031&RS=PN/83,06,031 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,002) developed by Jin-Meng Ho, Plano, Texas, for a "wireless communication technique comprising multiple beacons in each communications superframe." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In accordance with various embodiments, multiple beacons are transmitted in each communication superframe within a wireless network. In accordance with one embodiment, for example, a method is disclosed that comprises transmitting a first beacon in a superframe and transmitting a second beacon in the superframe. The first beacon comprises wireless medium access information that specifies nodes that are to communicate across a wireless medium in that superframe. The second beacon also comprises wireless medium access information. The first and second beacons further specify a list of nodes that are to transmit the first beacons in subsequent superframes upon failure to receive the first beacon for a corresponding predetermined number of superframes." The patent application was filed on Dec. 28, 2004 (11/023,690). 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=83,06,002.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,002&RS=PN/83,06,002 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Dynamic Downlink Beamforming Weight Estimation for Beamforming-space Time Code Transmissions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,306,001) developed by four co-inventors for a "dynamic downlink beamforming weight estimation for beamforming-space time code transmissions." The co-inventors are Genyuan Wang, Plano, Texas, Li Guo, Allen, Texas, Hanqing Lou, Plano, Texas, and Hang Jin, Plano, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are provided to improve wireless beamformed communication between first and second wireless communication devices. At a plurality of antennas of the first wireless communication device (e.g., a base station) uplink transmissions sent from the second wireless communication device (e.g., a client or mobile device or station) are received. The first wireless communication device generates a downlink beamforming weight vector from received uplink transmissions, and computes a covariance matrix for received uplink transmissions. The first wireless communication device stores history information based on the covariance matrices for received uplink transmissions. The first wireless communication device computes first and second beamforming-space time code weight vectors based on the covariance matrix for an uplink transmission received in a current frame and the history information. The first wireless communication device uses the first and second beamforming-space time code weight vectors for a beamforming-space time code transmission technique to send a downlink transmission to the second wireless communication device." The patent application was filed on Jan. 14, 2010 (12/687,181). 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=83,06,001.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,001&RS=PN/83,06,001 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,305,939) developed by four co-inventors for a selective teleconference interruption. The co-inventors are Yen-Fu Chen, Austin, Texas, John H. Bosma, Cedar Park, Texas, Robyn Lee Focazio, Round Rock, Texas, and Keith Raymond Walker, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for controlling a peer-to-peer, unmoderated conference call, which allows a non-talking conferee to send an in-band interrupt request signal which is detected by the conference bridge, which automatically determines which conferee is currently talking, and continuously sends an alert signal to the talking conferee, but prevents transmission of alert signal and interrupt request signal to all other, non-speaking conferees. When the talking conferee quits talking, or acknowledges the interrupt request, or a timeout occurs, alert signal is discontinued, and the request conferee (or another conferee) may speak. Optionally, after a timeout occurs, the voice of the currently speaking conferee is removed from the conference summation, effectively muting the non-yielding conferee." The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2005 (11/249,939). 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=83,05,939.PN.&OS=PN/83,05,939&RS=PN/83,05,939 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,965) developed by six co-inventors for a "protocol stack and scheduler for L3 relay." The co-inventors are Zukang Shen, Allen, Texas, Pierre Bertrand, Antibes, France, Sandeep Bhadra, Addison, Texas, Eko N. Onggosanusi, Allen, Texas, Anthony Ekpenyong, Dallas, and Tarik Muharemovic, Forest Hills, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention is a method for extending the coverage and/or improving the capacity of wireless communication networks comprising inserting a Relay Node (RN) in the Radio Access Network (RAN). The relay node relays the signal between the Base Station node (eNB) and the User Equipment (UE). The relay node is wirelessly connected to the base station. The base station uses the same radio access technology (RAT) for the base station to user equipment link and the base station to relay node link. The relay node uses the same radio access technology for the base station to relay node link and the relay node to user equipment link. The relay node is non-transparent and seen as base station by the user equipment." The patent application was filed on Jan. 6, 2010 (12/683,300). 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=83,05,965.PN.&OS=PN/83,05,965&RS=PN/83,05,965 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Mobility I Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Growing Next Generation Network Using Modular Design ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- AT&T Mobility I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,305,932) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for growing next generation network using modular design." The co-inventors are Chaoxin Qiu, Austin, Texas, Robert F. Dailey, Austin, Texas, Arshad Khan, Austin, Texas, and Jeffrey L. Scruggs, Round Rock, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for growing a next generation network (NGN) using a modular design are disclosed. For example, the method defines a growth core module to support a specific number of subscribers, wherein the growth core module is assigned a module identifier (ID). The method upgrades existing network entities that will be impacted by an installation of the growth core module in the existing IMS network, and installs the growth core module in the IMS network." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2009 (12/638,973). 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=83,05,932.PN.&OS=PN/83,05,932&RS=PN/83,05,932 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** GENBAND Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- GENBAND, Frisco, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,900) developed by Richard James Bianconi, Rowlett, Texas, for "methods, systems, and computer readable media for providing non-access stratum (NAS) node selection function (NNSF) with core network (CN) node bearer circuit availability monitoring and availability-based load sharing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for providing a NAS node selection function with CN node bearer circuit availability monitoring and availability-based load sharing. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for providing a NAS node selection function. The method includes performing various steps at a NAS node selection function which may be integrated with or separate from a media gateway. The method includes monitoring bearer circuit availability for each of a plurality of CN nodes. The method further includes storing an indication of bearer circuit availability for each of the CN nodes. The method further includes receiving initial layer 3 messages from radio access nodes in response to mobile station activity. The method further includes, in response to the messages, assigning mobile stations to the MSCs in a load-sharing manner using the stored indications of bearer circuit availabilities." The patent application was filed on March 16, 2010 (12/725,437). 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=83,05,900.PN.&OS=PN/83,05,900&RS=PN/83,05,900 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.

*** AT & T Intellectual Property Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- AT & T Intellectual Property, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,305,874) developed by Arunabha Ghosh, Austin, Texas, for a "delay restricted channel estimation for multi-carrier systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes performing a channel estimation to obtain an estimate of the channel based on a received signal. A subset of elements of the estimate are suppressed to obtain a suppressed estimate of the channel. The method includes multiplying the suppressed estimate of the channel by a matrix to obtain a delay restricted estimate of the channel." The patent application was filed on June 20, 2011 (13/163,996). 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=8,305,874&OS=8,305,874&RS=8,305,874 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Memory Cell with Equalization Write Assist in Solid-state Memory ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,798) developed by Xiaowei Deng, Plano, Texas, for a "memory cell with equalization write assist in solid-state memory." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A solid-state memory in which write assist circuitry is implemented within each memory cell. Each memory cell includes a storage element, such as a pair of cross-coupled inverters, and an equalization gate connected between the storage nodes of the storage element. The equalization gate may be realized by two transistors in series, or as a double-gate transistor. The equalization gate is controlled by a word line indicating selection of the row containing the cell in combination with a column select signal indicating selection of the column containing the cell in a write cycle. Upon a write to a selected cell, both gates are turned on, connecting the storage nodes of the cell to one another and assisting the write of the opposite date state from that previously stored." The patent application was filed on July 13, 2010 (12/834,914). 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=8,305,798&OS=8,305,798&RS=8,305,798 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Advanced Micro Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Advanced Micro Devices, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,835) developed by four co-inventors for a "memory elements having configurable access duty cycles and related operating methods." The co-inventors are Russell Schreiber, Austin, Texas, Martin Piorkowski, Austin, Texas, Atif Habib, Folsom, Calif., and Peter Labrecque, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and methods are provided for accessing memory elements. An exemplary memory element includes an array of memory cells and a control module. Each memory cell of the array is coupled to an access line, wherein the control module is configured to assert a first signal for a write duty cycle on the access line to enable writing to a first memory cell of the array of memory cells, and the control module is configured to assert a second signal for a read duty cycle on the access line to enable reading from the first memory cell. The write duty cycle and the read duty cycle are each selected from a plurality of possible duty cycles. In an exemplary embodiment, the read duty cycle and the write duty cycle are chosen to optimize a performance parameter for the memory element." The patent application was filed on Dec. 14, 2010 (12/968,074). 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=8,305,835&OS=8,305,835&RS=8,305,835 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** University of Texas System Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- The University of Texas System, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,307,116) developed by Stephen W. Keckler, Austin, Texas, and Boris Grot, Austin, Texas, for a "scalable bus-based on-chip interconnection networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure generally relates to systems for routing data across a multinodal network. Example systems include a multinodal array having a plurality of nodes and a plurality of physical communication channels connecting the nodes. At least one of the physical communication channels may be configured to route data from a first node to two or more other destination nodes of the plurality of nodes. The present disclosure also generally relates to methods for routing data across a multinodal network and computer accessible mediums having stored thereon computer executable instructions for performing techniques for routing data across a multinodal network." The patent application was filed on June 19, 2009 (12/487,781). 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=8,307,116.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,116&RS=PN/8,307,116 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,480) developed by Khurram Muhammad, Dallas, and Imtinan Elahi, Richardson, Texas, for a "system and method for transmission interference cancellation in full duplex transceiver." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A full duplex transceiver has cancellation circuitry that includes an auxiliary receiver and an auxiliary transmitter. More specifically, an analog received signal that includes transmission signal leakage is provided to a low noise amplifier (LNA), which then provides its output to a main receiver and the auxiliary receiver. The auxiliary receiver includes a portion operable to convert the received signal from the analog domain to the digital domain. The auxiliary receiver additionally includes a cancellation processor that determines the transmission signal leakage and generates a signal based on the determined leakage. This signal generated by the auxiliary receiver is provided to the auxiliary transmitter, which converts the digital signal back to the analog domain and generates a cancellation signal. The analog cancellation signal is fed back and added to the received signal at the input of the LNA. As a result of the feedback system including an auxiliary receiver and an auxiliary transmitter, transmission signal leakage of many types may be canceled from a received signal." The patent application was filed on Jan. 22, 2008 (12/017,372). 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=8,306,480.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,480&RS=PN/8,306,480 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Accudata Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Accudata Technologies, Allen, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,307,106) developed by Monica Rose Cleghorn, Plano, Texas, and Kevin V. Nguyen, Allen, Texas, for a "system and method for providing connectivity between two different networks using different protocols." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for providing message connectivity between a first network using a first protocol and a second network using a second protocol is described. If a message is received from the first network, the message is processed using one or more digital signal processors, a destination in the second network is determined, the processed message is logged and translated into the second protocol, and the translated message is sent to the destination in the second network. If the message is received from the second network, the message is translated into the first protocol, a destination in the first network is determined, the translated message is logged and processed using one or more digital signal processors, and the processed message is sent to the destination in the first network. One example method can be implemented as a computer program embodied on a computer readable medium." The patent application was filed on April 9, 2012 (13/442,180). 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=8,307,106.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,106&RS=PN/8,307,106 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Message Communication Techniques ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,307,105) developed by eight co-inventors for a "message communication techniques." The co-inventors are Steven King, Portland, Ore., Ram Huggahalli, Phoenix, Xia Zhu, Hillsboro, Ore., Mazhar Memon, Austin, Texas, Frank Berry, North Plains, Ore., Nitin Bhardwaj, Hillsboro, Ore., Amit Kumar, Hillsboro, Ore., and Theodore Willke II, Tacoma, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A network protocol unit interface is described that uses a message engine to transfer contents of received network protocol units in message segments to a destination message engine. The network protocol unit interface uses a message engine to receive messages whose content is to be transmitted in network protocol units. A message engine transmits message segments to a destination message engine without the message engine transmitter and receiver sharing memory space. In addition, the transmitter message engine can transmit message segments to a receiver message engine by use of a virtual address associated with the receiver message and a queue identifier, as opposed to a memory address." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2011 (13/173,459). 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=8,307,105.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,105&RS=PN/8,307,105 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Aspect Ratio Distortion Minimization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,350) developed by Jeffrey M. Kempf, Allen, Texas, for an "aspect ratio distortion minimization." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to one embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for aspect ratio distortion minimization. The method includes receiving input pixels from a video source. The method then determines an input position and scale factor for each input pixel. A count value determines that a pixel should be outputted. A polyphase finite impulse response filter is centered on a particular input pixel based on the count value. An output pixel is generated using the polyphase finite response filter on a particular input pixel based on the count value and output pixels are outputted." The patent application was filed on Dec. 19, 2008 (12/340,051). 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=8,306,350.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,350&RS=PN/8,306,350 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Silicon Laboratories Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Silicon Laboratories, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,491) developed by Lawrence Der, Austin, Texas, Dana Taipale, Austin, Texas, and Scott Willingham, Austin, Texas, for "controlling fine frequency changes in an oscillator." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for determining if a frequency control instruction would cause a first capacitor bank to reach a limit and adjusting the first capacitor bank in a first direction using a calibration value and adjusting a second capacitor bank in a second direction if the first capacitor bank would reach the limit. Furthermore, the calibration value may be calculated and stored in accordance with other embodiments. In such manner, small changes in capacitance and correspondingly small changes in frequency may be effected." The patent application was filed on July 17, 2009 (12/504,874). 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=8,306,491.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,491&RS=PN/8,306,491 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method to Improve Sequential Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface Storage Device Performance ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,307,128) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method to improve sequential serial attached small computer system interface storage device performance." The co-inventors are Thomas R. Forrer Jr., Round Rock, Texas, Jason E. Moore, Austin, Texas, Asghar Tavasoli, Austin, Texas, and Abel E. Zuzuarregui, Paige, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, computer-implementable method, and computer-readable medium for improving sequential serial attached small computer system interface storage device performance. According to a preferred embodiment, a microprocessor within a target device receives a collection of tasks from at least one initiator device via a collection of initiator paths. The target device is a cyclic non-volatile memory medium. The microprocessor queues the collection of tasks according to a collection of task list. Each task list corresponds to a respective initiator path. The microprocessor combines the collection of tasks in an execution queue. The collection of tasks on the execution queue is reordered based on a priority scheme. The microprocessor executes the collection of tasks from the execution queue." The patent application was filed on Dec. 8, 2006 (11/608,512). 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=8,307,128.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,128&RS=PN/8,307,128 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Metropcs Wireless Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Metropcs Wireless, Richardson, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,479) developed by Malcolm M. Lorang, Dallas, for a "polarization control for cell telecommunication system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A base station for use in a wireless communications system is disclosed, including transceiver circuitry for transmitting and receiving with at least one mobile device over at least one communications channel. Polarization control logic is included for controlling a polarization of signals transmitted over the at least one communications channel. The polarization control logic adjusts a polarization of the signal transmitted on the at least one communications channel responsive to at least one parameter received from the mobile device relating to a quality of signal received on the at least one communications channel." The patent application was filed on July 6, 2012 (13/543,233). 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=8,306,479.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,479&RS=PN/8,306,479 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Corning Cable Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Corning Cable Systems, Hickory, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,306,382) developed by Joshua D. Raker, Lewisville, Texas, and Greg J. Scherer, Keller, Texas, for "methods, cleavers, and packagings for cleaving an optical fiber using an abrasive medium." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, cleavers, and packagings for cleaving an optical fiber using an abrasive medium are disclosed. The abrasive medium may be placed into contact with an optical fiber to induce a flaw in the optical fiber. The optical fiber is broken about the induced flaw to create an end face for fiber optic termination preparations. In one embodiment, a method for cleaving an optical fiber without employing a blade is provided. The method includes providing an optical fiber. A flaw is created in a portion of the optical fiber using a bladeless cleaver comprised of a body and a cleaver structure attached to the body. The cleaver structure is configured to actuate to place an abrasive medium in contact with the portion of the optical fiber to create a flaw in the optical fiber. The method further includes breaking the optical fiber at the flaw to create an end face." The patent application was filed on Feb. 1, 2010 (12/697,604). 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=8,306,382.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,382&RS=PN/8,306,382 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** National Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- National Instruments, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,307,136) developed by five co-inventors for a "data movement system and method." The co-inventors are Neil S. Feiereisel, Cedar Park, Texas, Glen O. Sescila III, Lago Vista, Texas, Craig M. Conway, Leander, Texas, Brian Keith Odom, Georgetown, Texas, and M. Dean Brockhausen Jr., Round Rock, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided is a method of streaming transfer of data between a plurality of devices of a computer system. The method includes providing data to be sent from a source device to a target device and includes receiving, at the source device, one or more transfer credits from the target device. A transfer credit may be indicative of an amount of data that the target device is authorizing to be sent to the target device. The method also includes determining whether or not an accumulated transfer credit value satisfies a threshold value. If the accumulated transfer credit value satisfies the threshold value, the source device sends data to the target device and modifies the accumulated transfer credit value based on a quantity of data sent. If the accumulated transfer credit value does not satisfy the threshold value the source device does not send data to the target device." The patent application was filed on Aug. 3, 2009 (12/534,492). 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=8,307,136.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,136&RS=PN/8,307,136 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,307,188) developed by four co-inventors for an "information handling system memory management." The co-inventors are Mathew Accapadi, Austin, Texas, Grover Cleveland Davidson II, Austin, Texas, Dirk Michel, Austin, Texas, and Bret Ronald Olszewski, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An information handling system (IHS) loads an application that may include startup code and steady state operation code. The IHS allocates one region of system memory to the startup code and another region of system memory to the steady state operation code. A programmer inserts a memory release call command at a location that marks the end of execution of the startup code. After executing the startup code, the operation system receives the memory release call command. In response to the memory release call command, the operating system releases or de-allocates the region of memory to which the IHS previously assigned to the startup code. This enables the released memory for use by code other than the startup code, such as other code pages, library pages and other code." The patent application was filed on Nov. 10, 2009 (12/615,673). 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=8,307,188.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,188&RS=PN/8,307,188 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Tektronix Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Tektronix, Beaverton, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,307,097) developed by Antonio Bovo, Padua, Italy, and Xiaoju Chen, Carrollton, Texas, for a "system and method for automatic discovery of topology in an LTE/SAE network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method and computer program product are disclosed for monitoring a telecommunications network that comprises a plurality of Mobility Management Entity (MME) nodes and a plurality of evolved UTRAN NodeB (eNodeB) nodes coupled by S1-MME interfaces. A Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) association identifier is assigned to an SCTP association between interconnected MME and eNodeB nodes. Specific S1-MME messages allow discovering the MME nodes and the eNodeB nodes with their network identifiers, identifying the connections between them and populating proper tables for this topology information." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2009 (12/641,685). 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=8,307,097.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,097&RS=PN/8,307,097 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Incoming and Outgoing Call Control Customization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,306,209) developed by five co-inventors for an "incoming and outgoing call control customization." The co-inventors are Larry B. Pearson, San Antonio, Jeffrey L. Brandt, Cedar Park, Texas, James T. Miller, Austin, Texas, James M. Doherty, Georgetown, Texas, and Stephen M. Mueller, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is provided for customizing a call control rule by a subscriber at a graphical user interface. The method includes providing a first display, including multiple conditions relating to identifying calls involving the at least one telephone number, and receiving a first selection of at least one identifying condition. The method further includes providing a second display, including multiple call dispositions relating to processing the calls based on the at least one selected condition, and receiving a second selection of at least one call disposition. The identifying condition and the call disposition are stored as the call control rule in association with the telephone number, and calls involving the telephone number are processed in accordance with the stored call control rule. The method may also include providing a third display describing the call control rule contemporaneously with receiving the first and second selections." The patent application was filed on Nov. 21, 2005 (11/282,662). 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=8,306,209.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,209&RS=PN/8,306,209 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Local Route Groups and Transformation Patterns ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,306,210) developed by Niels Brunsgaard, Boulder, Colo., and Christopher E. Pearce, Dallas, for a "local route groups and transformation patterns." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, method can include: receiving an address in a call agent, the address being associated with a call; triggering a trunk group selection algorithm in response to at least a portion of the received address, the trunk group selection algorithm providing a selection result from among a trunk group placeholder and a plurality of trunk groups; and forwarding the call to a trunk group determined by a caller-associated attribute when the selection result comprises the trunk group placeholder." The patent application was filed on Oct. 3, 2011 (13/251,855). 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=8,306,210.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,210&RS=PN/8,306,210 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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