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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Nov. 15)

[November 15, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Nov. 15)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** Altera Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Altera, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,407) developed by Vijay Chowdhury, Fremont, Calif., Che Ta Hsu, San Jose, Calif., and Ada Yu, San Francisco, for an "integration of open space/dummy metal at CAD for physical debug of new silicon." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An access pad is used to provide access to a functional block of an integrated circuit (IC) device. The access pad is formed using dummy metal in an open space in a metallization level that is between a top metallization level and a base level on which the functional block is formed in the IC device. The access pad at the metallization level provides a contact to access an underlying circuit of the functional block so that the functional integrity of the functional block of the IC device can be verified during probing." The patent application was filed on Oct. 18, 2011 (13/276,266). 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=8,312,407&OS=8,312,407&RS=8,312,407 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** New Cardio Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- New Cardio, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,618) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for quantitative assessment of cardiac electrical events." The co-inventors are Branislav Vajdic, Monte Sereno, Calif., Alexander D. Lunginovic, Saratoga, Calif., Ljupco Hadzievski, Belgrade, Serbia, and Bosko Bojovic, Belgrade, Serbia.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Method and apparatus for computer enabled analysis of ECG (electro cardiographic) data by exploiting computerized three-dimensional spatial presentation of the measured data using vectors. A three-dimensional presentation of the human heart may be correlated with waveforms specific for standard ECG or derived ECG signals based on the dipole approximation of the heart electrical activity. Additional tools for analyzing ECG data are also provided which may be used to determine the time of cardiac electrical events, to select specific beats for automated cardiac interval determination, and to flag ECGs that have been evaluated by automated means but may benefit by human reading." The patent application was filed on Jan. 3, 2011 (12/983,451). 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=8,311,618.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,618&RS=PN/8,311,618 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Restricting Resources Consumed by Ghost Agents ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,312,466) developed by six co-inventors for a "restricting resources consumed by ghost agents." The co-inventors are Thomas Creamer, Boca Raton, Fla., Bill H. Hilf, La Habra, Calif., Peeyush Jaiswal, Boca Raton, Fla., Neil Katz, Parkland, Fla., Michael Mirt, Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Victor S. Moore, Lake City, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One aspect of the present invention can include a method for restricting resources consumed by ghost agents. The method can include the step of associating a ghost agent with a host. A resource utilization value can be ascertained for the ghost agent and the host combined. The ascertained resource utilization value can be compared with a usage threshold. A determination can be made as to whether operations of the ghost agent are to be executed based upon the previous comparison." The patent application was filed on Dec. 2, 2008 (12/326,642). 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=8,312,466&OS=8,312,466&RS=8,312,466 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** NetApp Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- NetApp, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,231) developed by Song Li, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Boris Teterin, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a "method and system for mounting logical unit numbers (LUNS) of snapshots." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer system and method for caching configuration information for use in mounting and/or unmounting snapshot LUNs of a network-based storage system are disclosed. During a first request to mount a snapshot LUN, a discovery operation is performed at a host system to discover various configuration information used in mounting and unmounting various LUNs of a storage system to a host system. The configuration information is used to process the first request and then the configuration information is cached. During a subsequent request to mount a second snapshot LUN, the cached configuration information can be used to mount the second snapshot LUN, thereby avoiding a second discovery operation." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2008 (12/264,779). 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=8,312,231.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,231&RS=PN/8,312,231 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Inlining Native Functions into Compiled Java Code ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,312,439) developed by Allan Henry Kielstra, Ajax, Calif., Levon Sassoon Stepanian, Toronto, and Kevin Alexander Stoodley, Richmond Hill, Calif., for "inlining native functions into compiled java code." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, apparatus, and computer instructions are provided for inlining native functions into compiled Java code. A conversion engine is provided by the present invention for converting the intermediate representation of native functions to the just-in-time (JIT) compiler's intermediate representation. With the converted intermediate representation, an inliner recursively inlines the converted JIT compiler's intermediate representation into the native callsite to remove the need of invoking the native function and subsequent native calls made by the function. The inlining process continues until either a call to an opaque function is encountered or until a JIT compiler intermediate representation growth limits are reached. The inliner also replaces calls to most native functions that are non-inlineable or opaque with calls to synthesized native functions that provide access to native libraries containing implementations of the original non-inlineable calls." The patent application was filed on April 6, 2009 (12/418,989). 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=8,312,439&OS=8,312,439&RS=8,312,439 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Synchronized Helper System Using Paired Computing Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,311,585) developed by Kam Stewart, San Mateo, Calif., for a "synchronized helper system using paired computing device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A helper system uses a computing device paired with a mobile computing device to provide help information associated with operation of the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device and the paired computing devices are synchronized so that the help information relevant to the current status of the mobile computing device is provided by the paired computing device. By providing the help information on the paired computing device, the user may conveniently access the user information without interrupting the use of application program running on the mobile computing device." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2007 (11/864,411). 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=8,311,585.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,585&RS=PN/8,311,585 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,311,580) developed by Anu Koberg, San Diego, and Courtney Koberg, San Diego, for a "temporally limited mobile device contact information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Archiving mobile device contact information as a function of occurrence of one or more temporal conditions is provided herein. By way of example, contact information stored in an active contact list of a mobile device can be associated with a temporal condition, such as frequency of use, or location of the mobile device, or the like. If the temporal condition is met, the contact information is archived at remote data store and/or passive portion of mobile device memory. Once the temporal condition is no longer met, the contact information can be re-downloaded into active memory and incorporated into the active contact list. As a result, aspects of the claimed subject matter provide for organizing a mobile device contact list according to temporal condition(s) to provide added efficiency and to manage such information according to a determinable situational context." The patent application was filed on Dec. 5, 2008 (12/328,905). 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=8,311,580.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,580&RS=PN/8,311,580 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Device, Methods, and User Interface for Providing Optimized Entry of Alphanumeric Text ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,588) developed by John A. Toebes, Cary, N.C., and Ilya N. Slain, Santa Clara, Calif., for a "device, methods, and user interface for providing optimized entry of alphanumeric text." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention includes a device, method, and user interface for providing optimized entry of alphanumeric text. In one form, a method for providing selectable characters within a user interface includes determining an operating mode of a communication device and receiving an input associated with a selected input key. The method determines a group of characters associated with the selected key based on the operating mode and displays the group of characters within the user interface. The user interface may display a first character of the group of characters within a first portion of the user interface and the group of characters proximal to the first character within a second portion of the user interface." The patent application was filed on Oct. 25, 2011 (13/280,948). 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=8,311,588.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,588&RS=PN/8,311,588 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** United Video Properties Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- United Video Properties, Los Angeles, has been assigned a patent (8,312,484) developed by Michael K. McCarty, Burbank, Calif., and Marvin Charles Carlberg, Los Angeles, for "systems and methods for blocking selected commercials." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for blocking inappropriate or undesired media content. Commercials are reviewed and assigned ratings or other attributes. Metadata including one or more flags identifying a commercial's rating or other attribute is embedded or inserted into media guidance application data for the commercial or for the media content during which the commercial is to be displayed. The media guidance application data is then sent to a viewer's equipment. The equipment receives the media guidance application data, parses the data for the metadata, and then determines if the commercial can be displayed based on parental control restrictions set by a user." The patent application was filed on April 3, 2008 (12/062,283). 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=8,312,484&OS=8,312,484&RS=8,312,484 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Scimed Life Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Scimed Life Systems, Maple Grove, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,311,614) developed by Shashidhar Sathyanarayana, Union City, Calif., for a "method of catheter tracking using image information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An improved method of tracking a catheter's position within a human body does not rely on x-rays, but instead calculates the position of the catheter's imaging head by analyzing image data. Such an analysis is able to determine the position of the imaging head in 3 dimensional space, relative to an arbitrarily selected reference image. An image is compared with the reference image, correlation data between corresponding points on the two images are gathered, and a correlation loss rate in a particular direction is determined. This correlation loss rate is modeled to an exponential function, which is evaluated to estimate an angle of separation between the image and the reference image. One or more angles of separation are used to determine a position in three dimensional space of the image, relative to the reference image. By repeating this process for a series of images being gathered by a catheter, the position of the catheter can be determined. Additionally, a 3 dimensional map of lumens in the human body can be created." The patent application was filed on July 21, 2008 (12/176,990). 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=8,311,614.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,614&RS=PN/8,311,614 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Bytemobile Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Bytemobile, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,172) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and system for delta compression." The co-inventors are Nicholas Stavrakos, Mountain View, Calif., Jeff Monks, Sunnyvale, Calif., Fred Koopmans, Menlo Park, Calif., Chris Koopmans, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Kapil Dakhane, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for providing delta compression, the method includes receiving request data from a user agent, communicating with a content server, wherein the communication includes transmitting the request data to the content server and receiving response data associated with the request data, generating key data associated with the response data, wherein the generated key data represents block data of the response data, storing the generated key data and the block data, and transmitting the block data to the user agent." The patent application was filed on May 22, 2006 (11/439,068). 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=8,312,172.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,172&RS=PN/8,312,172 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent for Many-to-one Mapping of Host Identities ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,147) developed by Matthew Kaufman, Bonny Doon, Calif., and Michael Thornburgh, Santa Cruz, Calif., for a "many-to-one mapping of host identities." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method includes sending, from a first node to a second node, an initiator message to open a connection between the first node and the second node, receiving, at the first node, a responder message sent from the second node, in which the responder message comprises a responder certificate, converting the responder certificate to a responder canonical identifier, comparing the responder canonical identifier to a stored canonical identifier, and establishing the connection between the first node and the second node over a pre-existing session corresponding to the stored canonical identifier, when the responder canonical identifier matches the stored canonical identifier." The patent application was filed on May 13, 2008 (12/120,231). 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=8,312,147.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,147&RS=PN/8,312,147 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,579) developed by six co-inventors for a "multi-mode mobile communication device with motion sensor and methods for use therewith." The co-inventors are Ahmadreza (Reza) Rofougaran, Newport Coast, Calif., Maryam Rofougaran, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Nambirajan Seshadri, Irvine, Calif., Brima B. Ibrahim, Laguna Hills, Calif., John Walley, Ladera Ranch, Calif., and Jeyhan Karaoguz, Irvine, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mobile communication device includes a motion sensor for generating motion signals in response to motion of the mobile communication device. A motion data generation module generates motion data based on the motion signals. At least one transceiver sends the motion data to a game device in a gaming mode of operation and transceives wireless telephony data with a wireless telephony network in a telephony mode of operation." The patent application was filed on Jan. 30, 2012 (13/361,333). 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=8,311,579.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,579&RS=PN/8,311,579 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Validation of Continuous Access to a Data Structure ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,312,194) developed by Eric C. Scoredos, Boulder Creek, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for validation of continuous access to a data structure." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Method and apparatus for enabling continuous validation of a data structure by acquiring a first read lock for the data structure and processing the data structure under the first read lock. When the first read lock is relinquished and subsequently reacquired, the method provides for determining if a write lock was granted prior to reacquiring the first read lock. The data structure is further processed when a write lock was not granted and is revalidated when a write lock was granted." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2005 (11/240,256). 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=8,312,194.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,194&RS=PN/8,312,194 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Meyer Bros. Technology Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Meyer Bros. Technology Group, Dover, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,312,229) developed by Rudolf Henricus Johannes Bloks, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for scheduling real-time and non-real-time access to a shared resource." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus are provided in a computing environment for scheduling access to a resource. The method grants access to the resource by a non-real-time request when the non-real-time request can be completed before the latest possible start time at which a first real-time request must start service to timely complete all actual and anticipated real-time requests, otherwise granting the first real real-time request access to the resource." The patent application was filed on July 14, 2006 (11/457,762). 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=8,312,229.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,229&RS=PN/8,312,229 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hansen Medical Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Hansen Medical, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,626) developed by Edwin J. Hlavka, Minneapolis, Daniel T. Wallace, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Frederic H. Moll, San Francisco, for a "robotically controlled intravascular tissue injection system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A robotic catheter system includes a controller including a master input device and instrument driver in communication with the controller. An elongate flexible guide instrument is operatively coupled to the instrument driver. A fluid injection needle may be advanced from, or retracted into, a distal portion of the guide instrument." The patent application was filed on July 21, 2011 (13/188,312). 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=8,311,626.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,626&RS=PN/8,311,626 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Stanford University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,623) developed by Terence D. Sanger, Palo Alto, Calif., for "systems and methods for estimating surface electromyography." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A rehabilitation device is presented that is inexpensive to produce and is easy to use. The device uses a predictable method to estimate the activity of muscle and therefore provide many ways to train and rehabilitate a person having a prosthetic limb or other neuromuscular disorder." The patent application was filed on April 12, 2007 (12/226,373). 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=8,311,623.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,623&RS=PN/8,311,623 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Palo Alto Research Center Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,157) developed by five co-inventors for an implicit authentication. The co-inventors are Bjorn Markus Jakobsson, Mountain View, Calif., Mark J. Grandcolas, Burlingame, Calif., Philippe J.P. Golle, San Francisco, Richard Chow, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Runting Shi, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and system for implicitly authenticating a user to access controlled resources. The system receives a request to access the controlled resources. The system then determines a user behavior score based on a user behavior model, and recent contextual data about the user. The user behavior score facilitates identifying a level of consistency between one or more recent user events and a past user behavior pattern. The recent contextual data, which comprise a plurality of data streams, are collected from one or more user devices without prompting the user to perform an action explicitly associated with authentication. The plurality of data streams provide basis for determining the user behavior score, but a data stream alone provides insufficient basis for the determination of the user behavior score. The system also provides the user behavior score to an access controller of the controlled resource." The patent application was filed on July 16, 2009 (12/504,159). 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=8,312,157.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,157&RS=PN/8,312,157 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent for Generic Preventative User Interface Controls ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,171) developed by seven co-inventors for a "generic preventative user interface controls." The co-inventors are Reza B'Far, Huntington Beach, Calif., Lloyd Boucher, Santa Ana, Calif., Mike Adourian, Irvine, Calif., Fei Wihardjo, Austin, Texas, Sreedhar Chitullapally, Irvine, Calif., Logan Goh, Irvine, Calif., and Malini Chakrabarti, Cliffside Park, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for enforcing policies. A user requests content from an application and content is retrieved from the application. A determination is made whether any policies apply to the content. A script adapted to modify processing of the content according to any applicable policies is injected into a response to the user. The script may be dynamically generated, pulled from a cache or other data store, or a combination thereof." The patent application was filed on March 29, 2010 (12/749,224). 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=8,312,171.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,171&RS=PN/8,312,171 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Nellcor Puritan Bennett Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Boulder, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,311,602) developed by four co-inventors for a "compliant diaphragm medical sensor and technique for using the same." The co-inventors are Darius Eghbal, Oakland, Calif., Joseph Coakley, Dublin, Calif., George L. Matlock, Pleasanton, Calif., and William Raridan, Pleasanton, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sensor assembly is provided that includes a frame having a loop structure. An emitter and detector are disposed on opposite sides of the loop structure. A coating is provided over the frame. The coating includes at least one diaphragm structure disposed such that at least one of the emitter and detector can move along an axis running between the emitter and detector. The sensor may thereby be placed on a patient's finger, toe, and so forth to obtain pulse oximetry or other physiological measurements. A sensor frame and method of manufacturing the frame are also provided." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2009 (12/491,061). 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=8,311,602.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,602&RS=PN/8,311,602 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sony Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Sony, Tokyo, and Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, N.J., have been assigned a patent (8,312,448) developed by four co-inventors for a "configuration to order software deployment and management." The co-inventors are Vijayanand Muralidhar Kallianpur, San Diego, Sean Patrick Kennedy, San Diego, Jeffrey Tay Sulm, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Masafumi Kuboyama, Yokohama, Japan.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a configuration-to-order (CTO) software provisioning system, software upgrade/downgrade support, software running change support, and software file server management are provided in part using microcode typically stored on a user computer BIOS." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2008 (12/144,916). 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=8,312,448&OS=8,312,448&RS=8,312,448 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,312,236) developed by six co-inventors for an "apparatus and program storage device for providing triad copy of storage data." The co-inventors are Michael Thomas Benhase, Tucson, Ariz., Michael H. Hartung, Tucson, Ariz., Yu-Cheng Hsu, Tucson, Ariz., Carl E. Jones, Tucson, Ariz., William G. Verdoom Jr., Rochester, Minn., and Andrew D. Walls, San Jose, Calif..

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus and program storage device for maintaining data is provided that includes receiving primary data at a first node, receiving mirrored data from a second and third node at the first node, and mirroring data received at the first node to a second and third node." The patent application was filed on Nov. 17, 2008 (12/272,645). 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=8,312,236.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,236&RS=PN/8,312,236 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Integrated Device Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Integrated Device Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,190) developed by Chi-Lie Wang, Milpitas, Calif., and Jason Z. Mo, Fremont, Calif., for a "protocol translation in a serial buffer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A serial buffer includes a first port configured to operate in accordance with a first serial protocol and a second port configured to operate in accordance with a second serial protocol. A first translation circuit of the serial buffer allows packets received on the first port to be translated to the second serial protocol, and then transferred to the second port. A second translation circuit of the serial buffer allows packets received on the second port to be translated to the first serial protocol, and then transferred to the first port. Translations may be performed in response to information included in the headers of the received packets, including source ID values, destination ID values and/or case number values." The patent application was filed on March 6, 2008 (12/043,929). 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=8,312,190.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,190&RS=PN/8,312,190 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for System and Method for Improved Loudspeaker Functionality ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,311,590) developed by Ronald J. Horowitz, Vallejo, Calif., for a "system and method for improved loudspeaker functionality." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electronic device comprises a microphone, a transceiver circuit, a loudspeaker, a sense element and a processing circuit. The microphone is configured to receive a first audio signal. The transceiver circuit is configured to communicate the first audio signal to a remote device and to receive a second audio signal from the remote device. The loudspeaker is configured to provide an audible signal based on the second audio signal. The sense element is configured to sense the audible signal provided by the loudspeaker. The sense element may be positioned at a distance from the loudspeaker different than a distance between the microphone and the loudspeaker. The processing circuit is configured to process at least one of the first audio signal and the second audio signal based on a sensed signal from the sense element." The patent application was filed on Dec. 5, 2006 (11/634,817). 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=8,311,590.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,590&RS=PN/8,311,590 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xilinx Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Xilinx, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,409) developed by nine co-inventors for a multi-threaded deterministic router. The co-inventors are Gitu Jain, Los Gatos, Calif., Vinay Verma, Fremont, Calif., Taneem Ahmed, Toronto, Sandor S. Kalman, Santa Clara, Calif., Sanjeev Kwatra, Cupertino, Calif., Christopher H. Kingsley, Longmont, Colo., Jason H. Anderson, Toronto, and Satyaki Das, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is described that includes: determining that nets of the circuit design comprise overlap, where the overlap indicates that at least two of the nets of the circuit design use a same routing resource; dividing the nets with overlap among a plurality of buckets, where for each bucket, a net of the bucket does not overlap any other net in the bucket; sequentially processing each bucket by unrouting and rerouting, via at least one processor, nets in the bucket; and storing routing information specifying routes for nets of the circuit design." The patent application was filed on March 5, 2010 (12/718,945). 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=8,312,409&OS=8,312,409&RS=8,312,409 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Facebook Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Facebook, Menlo Park, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,140) developed by five co-inventors for a "dynamically updating media content for display to a user of a social network environment based on user interactions." The co-inventors are Mark Zuckerberg, Palo Alto, Calif., Andrew Bosworth, Palo Alto, Calif., Chris Cox, Palo Alto, Calif., Ruchi Sanghvi, Palo Alto, Calif., and Matt Cahill, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method provides dynamically selected media content to someone using an electronic device in a social network environment. Items of media content are selected for the user based on his or her relationships with one or more other users. The user's relationships with other users are reflected in the selected media content and its format. An order is assigned to the items of media content, for example, based on their anticipated importance to the user, and the items of media content are displayed to the user in the assigned order. The user may change the order of the items of media content. The user's interactions with media content available in the social network environment are monitored, and those interactions are used to select additional items of media content for the user." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2012 (13/448,157). 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=8,312,140.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,140&RS=PN/8,312,140 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,137) developed by Matthew Lloyd, New York, and Doug Beeferman, Palo Alto, Calif., for a live experiment framework.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This disclosure generally relates to assigning and simultaneously running multiple client-side experiments on client devices. A file includes information regarding experiments that are available, including information regarding "layers," which are logical, imaginary containers in which each experiment "resides." Each experiment is associated with one layer. For each experiment, the file includes information regarding a location and size of the experiment within the layer. When the client device takes an action, a software module identifies a value of an identifier associated with the action. Each such identifier is associated with one or more of the layers. The software module can calculate, for each of the associated layers, a location within the layer based on the identifier value. The computer software module can identify, based on the information in the file, each experiment that overlaps with the calculated location within each layer and cause each identified experiment to be activated." The patent application was filed on July 1, 2010 (12/829,162). 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=8,312,137.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,137&RS=PN/8,312,137 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Performing Message Payload Processing Functions in a Network Element on Behalf of an Application ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,148) developed by four co-inventors for "performing message payload processing functions in a network element on behalf of an application." The co-inventors are Tefcros Anthias, Los Altos, Calif., Sandeep Kumar, Cupertino, Calif., Ricky Ho, San Jose, Calif., and Saravanakumar Rajendran, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is disclosed for performing message payload processing functions in a network element on behalf of an application. According to one aspect, a network element intercepts data packets comprising network layer or transport layer headers having an address of a destination which destination differs from the network element. The network element determines whether information contained in layer 2-4 headers of the data packet satisfies specified criteria. If the information satisfies the specified criteria, the network element directs the data packets to a blade of the network element that performs processing based on an application layer message at least partially contained in the data packets. If the information does not satisfy the specified criteria, the network element forwards the data packets towards the destination without sending them to the blade." The patent application was filed on May 3, 2011 (13/100,144). 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=8,312,148.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,148&RS=PN/8,312,148 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Rasilient Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Rasilient Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,217) developed by Yee-Hsiang Sean Chang, Cupertino, Calif., Yiqiang Ding, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Bo Leng, Shanghai, China, for "methods and systems for storing data blocks of multi-streams and multi-user applications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for storing data, comprises the steps of: defining one or more intervals for one or more virtual disks, wherein each of the intervals has data; receiving a storage command in a cache, wherein the command having a logical address and a data block; determining a respective interval for the data block corresponding to the logical address of the data block; determining whether the data of the respective interval is to be written to a corresponding storage unit; and receiving a next storage command." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2009 (12/650,540). 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=8,312,217.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,217&RS=PN/8,312,217 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Supporting Scalable Coherence on Many-core Products through Restricted Exposure ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,225) developed by Joshua B. Fryman, Sunnyvale, Calif., Mohan Rajagopalan, Mountain View, Calif., and Anwar Ghuloum, Menlo Park, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for supporting scalable coherence on many-core products through restricted exposure." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a multi-core processor having cores each associated with a cache memory, can operate such that when a first core is to access data owned by a second core present in a cache line associated with the second core, responsive to a request from the first core, cache coherency state information associated with the cache line is not updated. A coherence engine associated with the processor may receive the data access request and determine that the data is of a memory page owned by the first core and convert the data access request to a non-cache coherent request. Other embodiments are described and claimed." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2011 (13/156,777). 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=8,312,225.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,225&RS=PN/8,312,225 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Northrop Grumman Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Northrop Grumman Systems, Falls Church, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,312,159) developed by Timothy T. Mori, Gardena, Calif., Richard S. Brehove, Lomita, Calif., and Timothy A. Yokote, Torrance, Calif., for a "methodology for fast file transfer protocol." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A methodology is provided for transferring a file from a first entity to a second entity over a network. The methodology may include receiving a first one of a plurality of blocks at the second entity, receiving a second one of said plurality of blocks at the second entity, receiving a last one of the plurality of blocks at the second entity, and assembling the first one of the plurality of blocks and the second one of the plurality of blocks into a single file at the second entity after receiving the last one of the plurality of blocks." The patent application was filed on Dec. 14, 2005 (11/300,551). 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=8,312,159.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,159&RS=PN/8,312,159 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Oracle America Assigned Patent for System and Computer Readable Medium for Verifying Access to Signed ELF Objects ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Oracle America, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,431) developed by Darren J. Moffat, Dublin, Ireland, Kais Belgaied, Toronto, and Paul Sangster, San Jose, Calif., for a "system and computer readable medium for verifying access to signed ELF objects." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for verifying an Executable and Linking File (ELF) object, that includes receiving a request for an ELF object from a client, obtaining the ELF object, determining whether a signature associated with the ELF object is valid, determining whether a usage restriction is associated with the ELF object, if the signature is valid, and restricting access to the ELF object, if the usage restriction is associated with the ELF object." The patent application was filed on Sept. 19, 2005 (11/230,083). 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=8,312,431&OS=8,312,431&RS=8,312,431 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** SiliconSystems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- SiliconSystems, Aliso Viejo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,207) developed by David E. Merry Jr., Irvine, Calif., Mark S. Diggs, Laguna Hills, Calif., and Gary A. Drossel, Laguna Niguel, Calif., for "systems and methods for measuring the useful life of solid-state storage devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A non-volatile solid-state storage subsystem, such as a non-volatile memory device, maintains usage statistics reflective of the wear state, and thus the remaining useful life, of the subsystem's memory array. A host system reads the usage statistics information, or data derived therefrom, from the subsystem to evaluate the subsystem's remaining life expectancy. The host system may use this information for various purposes, such as to (a) display or report information regarding the remaining life of the subsystem; (b) adjust the frequency with which data is written to the subsystem; and/or (c) select the type(s) of data written to the subsystem." The patent application was filed on Feb. 17, 2012 (13/399,907). 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=8,312,207.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,207&RS=PN/8,312,207 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NetApp Assigned Patent for System and Method for Pausing Disk Drives in an Aggregate ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- NetApp, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,214) developed by Robert English, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a "system and method for pausing disk drives in an aggregate." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a system, method, and computer program product for "cooling" selected disks in a set of disks connected to a storage system by reducing access frequency to the selected disks and pausing the disks with the reduced access frequency. Pausing some disks advantageously reduces power consumption by the disks." The patent application was filed on March 28, 2007 (11/692,589). 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=8,312,214.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,214&RS=PN/8,312,214 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cinsay Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Cinsay, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,312,486) developed by four co-inventors for an "interactive product placement system and method therefor." The co-inventors are Christian Briggs, Newport Coast, Calif., Heath McBurnett, Aliso Viejo, Calif., Delfino Galindo Jr., Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Freddy Knuth, Euless, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for presenting advertisements for commercial products in video productions, whereby the commercial product is placed in the video production as an element of the video production. A viewer is enabled to interact with the video production to select the product. Information is then displayed about the selected product; and the viewer is enabled to purchase the selected product." The patent application was filed on Jan. 30, 2009 (12/363,713). 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=8,312,486&OS=8,312,486&RS=8,312,486 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Synopsys Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Synopsys, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,410) developed by William K. Foster, Saratoga, Calif., and Scott I. Chase, Pleasanton, Calif., for a "parameterized cell caching in electronic design automation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Some embodiments provide a system that improves performance during parameterized cell instantiation in an electronic design automation (EDA) application. During operation, the system persists evaluation results associated with a parameterized cell in the design within a session of the EDA application so that the evaluation results are available even after they have been flushed from memory. Further, the system can persist the evaluation results across sessions of the EDA application. Next, the system uses the persisted evaluation results to instantiate the parameterized cell without re-evaluating the parameterized cell. Finally, the system discards the persisted evaluation results based at least on a dependency associated with the parameterized cell." The patent application was filed on March 5, 2010 (12/718,850). 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=8,312,410&OS=8,312,410&RS=8,312,410 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Aspect Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Aspect Software, Chelmsford, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,312,146) developed by Janardhanan Jawahar, San Jose, Calif., and Venkatachari Dilip, Cupertino, Calif., for "methods and apparatus for enabling dynamic resource collaboration." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for enabling collaboration with web pages and other resources is described. A method includes the step of establishing a collaboration session between a first client and a second client. A requested resource is cached with the session host in response to a request having a first uniform resource locator (URL) issued by the first client, if the requested resource is a pre-determined type of resource. A second URL is provided to the second client. The second URL identifies the requested resource or the cached resource in accordance with whether the requested resource is cached. Apparatus for enabling collaboration includes a web server, a cache, and a filter. The web server provides a requested web page in response to a first client's request. The filter stores the requested web page in the cache, if the requested web page is a pre-determined type of web page." The patent application was filed on Nov. 15, 2005 (11/280,603). 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=8,312,146.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,146&RS=PN/8,312,146 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Oracle America Assigned Patent for Method and system for Interprocedural Prefetching ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Oracle America, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,442) developed by Yonghong Song, Palo Alto, Calif., Spiros Kalogeropulos, Los Gatos, Calif., and Partha P. Tirumalai, Fremont, Calif., for a "method and system for interprocedural prefetching." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computing system has an amount of shared cache, and performs runtime automatic parallelization wherein when a parallelized loop is encountered, a main thread shares the workload with at least one other non-main thread. A method for providing interprocedural prefetching includes compiling source code to produce compiled code having a main thread including a parallelized loop. Prior to the parallelized loop in the main thread, the main thread includes prefetching instructions for the at least one other non-main thread that shares the workload of the parallelized loop. As a result, the main thread prefetches data into the shared cache for use by the at least one other non-main thread." The patent application was filed on Dec. 10, 2008 (12/331,999). 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=8,312,442&OS=8,312,442&RS=8,312,442 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Vudu Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Vudu, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,161) developed by Prasanna Ganesan, Menlo Park, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for instant playback of a movie title." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for fragmenting a file or a collection of media data are disclosed. According one aspect of the techniques, a file pertaining to a title is fragmented into a header and several tails or segments. The header is a continuous portion of the file while the segments are respective parts of the remaining portion of the file. The header is seeded substantially in all boxes, and none, one or more of the segments are distributed in each of the boxes in service. When a title is ordered, the header is instantly played back while the segments, if not locally available, are continuously fetched respectively from other boxes that have the segments." The patent application was filed on Feb. 3, 2010 (12/699,848). 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=8,312,161.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,161&RS=PN/8,312,161 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Oracle America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Oracle America, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,467) developed by Liang T. Chen, Saratoga, Calif., Yuan Lin, Cupertino, Calif., and Deepankar Bairagi, Marina, Calif., for a "method and system for concurrently executing an application." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for executing an application, that includes instantiating, by a first thread, a first executable object and a second executable object, creating a first processing unit and a second processing unit, instantiating an executable container object, spawning a second thread, associating the first executable object and the second executable object with the executable container object, processing the executable container object to generate a result, and storing the result. Processing the executable container object includes associating the first executable object with the first processing unit, and associating the second executable object with the second processing unit, wherein the first thread processes executable objects associated with the first processing unit, wherein the second thread processes executable objects associated with the second processing unit, and wherein the first thread and the second thread execute concurrently." The patent application was filed on May 13, 2008 (12/120,193). 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=8,312,467&OS=8,312,467&RS=8,312,467 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Oracle America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Oracle America, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,187) developed by Elisa Rodrigues, Union City, Calif., and John E. Watkins, Sunnyvale, Calif., for an "input/output device including a mechanism for transaction layer packet processing in multiple processor systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An I/O device includes a host interface coupled to a plurality of hardware resources. The host interface includes a transaction layer packet (TLP) processing unit that may receive and process a plurality of transaction layer packets sent by a plurality of processing units. Each processing unit may correspond to a respective root complex. The TLP processing unit may identify a transaction type and a processing unit corresponding to each transaction layer packet and store each transaction layer packet within a storage according to the transaction type and the processing unit. The TLP processing unit may select one or more transaction layer packets from the storage for process scheduling based upon a set of fairness criteria using an arbitration scheme. The TLP processing unit may further select and dispatch transaction layer packets for processing by downstream application hardware based upon additional criteria." The patent application was filed on Sept. 18, 2009 (12/562,319). 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=8,312,187.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,187&RS=PN/8,312,187 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,164) developed by Jozsef Vass, Los Gatos, Calif., for a "media quality enhancement among connected media communication devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one aspect, a method includes collecting, at a sending device, information including first information regarding an amount of encoded media data produced by a media encoder, and second information regarding an amount of encoded media data passed to, but not yet transmitted by, a transport layer network protocol stack; calculating, from the first information, an intermediate quantity of produced encoded media data, and from the first information and the second information, a rate of encoded media data transmission by the transport layer network protocol stack; and if the intermediate quantity compares favorably to a current media rate set for media data provided to the media encoder, increasing the current media rate by a rate adjustment amount, if the rate of encoded media data transmission compares unfavorably to the current media rate, decreasing the current media rate, else, maintaining the current media rate." The patent application was filed on April 14, 2010 (12/760,502). 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=8,312,164.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,164&RS=PN/8,312,164 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NetZero Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- NetZero, Woodland Hills, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,153) developed by Marwan Zebian, Agoura Hills, Calif., for an intelligent auto-dialer.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention describes an automatic dialer for determining relative rankings of network access numbers from within a group of available network access numbers known as an available NAN list, and for facilitating selection of a network access number to use for a connection from a client device to a data network. Various factors are considered in determining the rankings of the network access numbers. The factors include connection costs, quality of connection." The patent application was filed on Feb. 22, 2010 (12/710,206). 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=8,312,153.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,153&RS=PN/8,312,153 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Silver Peak Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Silver Peak Systems, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,226) developed by David Anthony Hughes, Los Altos Hills, Calif., for a "network memory appliance for providing data based on local accessibility." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A first appliance of a network memory includes a processor configured to receive data. The processor determines whether the data is locally accessible to a second appliance of the network memory and generates an instruction based on the determination in order that the second appliance obtain the data. The processor then transfers the instruction over a communication network to the second appliance. In another first appliance of a network memory, the first appliance includes a processor configured to receive an instruction over a communication network from a second appliance of the network memory. The processor processes the instruction to determine an action to perform to obtain the data. The processor performs the action to obtain the data if the data is locally accessible to the first appliance." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2005 (11/240,110). 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=8,312,226.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,226&RS=PN/8,312,226 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Oracle America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Oracle America, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,461) developed by John E. Watkins, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a "system and method for discovering and protecting allocated resources in a shared virtualized I/O device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system includes a virtualized I/O device coupled to one or more processing units. The virtualized I/O device includes a storage for storing a resource discovery table, and programmed I/O (PIO) configuration registers corresponding to hardware resources. A system processor may allocate the plurality of hardware resources to one or more functions, and to populate each entry of the resource discovery table for each function. The processing units may execute one or more processes. Given processing units may further execute OS instructions to allocate space for an I/O mapping of a PIO configuration space in a system memory, and to assign a function to a respective process. Processing units may execute a device driver instance associated with a given process to discover allocated resources by requesting access to the resource discovery table. The virtualized I/O device protects the resources by checking access requests against the resource discovery table." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2008 (12/135,356). 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=8,312,461&OS=8,312,461&RS=8,312,461 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Oracle America Assigned Patent for Distributing Data via a Network Including Timing Information ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 -- Oracle America, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,167) developed by Viswanathan Swaminathan, Union City, Calif., Gerard Fernando, Mountain View, Calif., and Michael Speer, Mountain View, Calif., for "distributing data via a network including timing information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for timely delivery of classes and ob 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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