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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Dec. 6)

[December 06, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Dec. 6)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,327,028) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for providing time synchronization in a data protection system." The co-inventors are Dharmesh Shah, San Jose, Calif., Gopal Sharma, San Jose, Calif., Grizel Lopez, Sunnyvale, Calif., Abhay Kumar Singh, Sunnyvale, Calif., Taher Vohra, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Srikant Sharma, Santa Clara, Calif.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for synchronizing time within a data protection system is described. In one embodiment, the method includes processing input/output activity information associated with at least one client computer, wherein the input/output activity information comprises at least one local client timestamp, determining at least one server timestamp for the at least one local client timestamp and modifying the input/output activity information with the at least one server timestamp." The patent application was filed on Sept. 22, 2008 (12/235,295). 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=8,327,028.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,028&RS=PN/8,327,028 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,327,031) developed by four co-inventors for a "support chip for handling network chips on a network device." The co-inventors are Bruce E. Lavigne, Roseville, Calif., John A. Wickeraad, Granite Bay, Calif., Lewis S. Kootstra, Roseville, Calif., and Jonathan M. Watts, Folsom, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Network devices and methods are provided involving a support chip in association with network chips. One embodiment includes a network device having a processor, a high speed interconnect, and a number of network chips coupled to one another through the high speed interconnect. The number of network chips include a conduit port which can be selectively chosen to exchange packets, received to the number of network chips, with the processor. The support chip is coupled to the number of network chips in association with selecting a conduit port on one of the number of network chips to exchange packets with the processor." The patent application was filed on Feb. 8, 2005 (11/054,646). 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=8,327,031.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,031&RS=PN/8,327,031 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Jibe Mobile Assigned Patent for Method to Set Up Application to Application Communication Over a Network Between Applications Running on Endpoint Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Jibe Mobile, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,327,005) developed by Brian S. Schroeder Jr., Chicago, and Elmar G. Weber, Mountain View, Calif., for a "method to set up application to application communication over a network between applications running on endpoint devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is provided to communicate media information over a network comprising: in response to a request from a first application running on a first endpoint device for a media connection with a second application running on a second endpoint device, sending a request over a network for a media connection with the second application; wherein the media connection request includes an application identifier (AppID) associated with the first application; sending an authorization request to an application manager server to obtain authorization for the requested media connection; wherein the authorization request includes the AppID associated with the first application; communicating control information over a control session set up between the first endpoint device and the second endpoint device; wherein the control information includes the AppID associated with the first application; and communicating media information over a media session." The patent application was filed on Oct. 18, 2011 (13/276,211). 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=8,327,005.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,005&RS=PN/8,327,005 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Apple Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,327,044) developed by Sanjay Mansingh, Cupertino, Calif., for a "transaction ID filtering for buffered programmed input/output (PIO) write acknowledgements." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A PIO transaction unit includes an input buffer, a response buffer, and a control unit. The input buffer may receive and store PIO write operations sent by one or more transactions sources. Each PIO write operation may include a source identifier that identifies the transaction source. The response buffer may store response operations corresponding to respective PIO write operations that are to be transmitted to the transaction source identified by the source identifier. The control unit may store a particular response operation corresponding to the given PIO write operation in the response buffer prior to the given PIO write operation being sent from the input buffer. The control unit may store the particular response operation within the response buffer if the given PIO write operation is bufferable and there is no non-bufferable PIO write operation having a same source identifier stored in the input buffer." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2011 (13/222,531). 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=8,327,044.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,044&RS=PN/8,327,044 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Micron Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,327,040) developed by five co-inventors for a host controller. The co-inventors are Peter Feeley, Boise, Idaho, Robert N. Leibowitz, Boise, Idaho, William H. Radke, Los Gatos, Calif., Neal A. Galbo, Boca Raton, Fla., and Victor Y. Tsai, Palo Alto, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure includes methods, devices, and systems for controlling a memory device. One method for controlling a memory device embodiment includes storing device class dependent information and a command in one or more of host system memory and host controller memory, setting a pointer to the command in a register in a host controller, directing access to the one or more of host system memory and host controller memory with the memory device via the host controller; and executing the command with the memory device." The patent application was filed on Jan. 26, 2009 (12/359,537). 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=8,327,040.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,040&RS=PN/8,327,040 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cadence Design Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Cadence Design Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,327,039) developed by Ching-Ping Chou, Saratoga, Calif., Su-Jen Hwang, Los Altos, Calif., and Teng-I Yu, Los Altos, Calif., for an "integrated DMA processor and PCI express switch for a hardware-based functional verification system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for facilitating communication between a host system and one or more hardware-based functional verification systems. The one or more hardware-based functional verification systems verify the functionality of electronic circuit designs. A controller switch comprises a host interface connecting to a host system, and a plurality of device ports. Each device port connects to a hardware emulator. The controller switch further comprises a plurality of direct memory access (DMA) engines and a plurality of execution units. An execution unit comprises an instruction cache and memory storing at least one DMA instruction and at least one address for performing a software instruction and a plurality of execution unit registers." The patent application was filed on Aug. 14, 2009 (12/541,864). 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=8,327,039.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,039&RS=PN/8,327,039 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Silicon Graphics International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Silicon Graphics International, Fremont, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,327,015) developed by Steven C. Miller, Livermore, Calif., Thomas Edward McGee, Eau Claire, Wis., and Bruce Alan Strangfeld, Eau Claire, Wis., for a "system and method for conveying information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for conveying data include the capability to determine whether a transaction request credit has been received at a computer module, the transaction request credit indicating that at least a portion of a transaction request message may be sent. The system and method also include the capability to determine, if a transaction request message is to be sent, whether at least a portion of the transaction request message may be sent and to send the at least a portion of the transaction request message if it may be sent." The patent application was filed on Jan. 18, 2011 (13/008,635). 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=8,327,015.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,015&RS=PN/8,327,015 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Jibe Mobile Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Jibe Mobile, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,327,006) developed by Brian S. Schroeder Jr., Chicago, and Elmar G. Weber, Mountain View, Calif., for an "endpoint device and article of manufacture for application to application communication over a network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An endpoint device is provided that includes a processor and non-transitory media encoded with a communication protocol stack; an application that is configured to run on the endpoint device and to send a method call that includes a unique application identifier (AppID) associated with the application and that requests a media connection with another application running on a different endpoint device; an interface configured to, convert the method call to a network message that includes a media request that includes the AppID and that requests the media connection with the different endpoint device and that includes an authorization request that includes the AppID and that requests authorization from an application management server; and use the AppID information associated with the accessed information to route the accessed information to the application associated with the AppID." The patent application was filed on Oct. 18, 2011 (13/276,229). 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=8,327,006.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,006&RS=PN/8,327,006 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Juniper Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,327,057) developed by Anjan Venkatramani, Los Altos, Calif., Srinivas Perla, San Jose, Calif., and John Keen, Mountain View, Calif., for "ordering write bursts to memory." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device may receive requests intended for a memory that includes a number of banks, determine a number of the requests intended for each of the banks, determine an order for the requests based on the determined number of the requests intended for each of the banks, and send one of the requests to the memory based on the determined order." The patent application was filed on July 27, 2007 (11/829,634). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,327,057.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,057&RS=PN/8,327,057 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Iyuko Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Iyuko Services, Dover, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,327,007) developed by four co-inventors for "systems and methods for SNMP access." The co-inventors are Jianping Liu, Chengdu, China, Yongqing Liu, Chengdu, China, Fei Yang, Chengdu, China, and Alan Yang, Palo Alto, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for SNMP access are disclosed. A computer-implemented method of SNMP access includes mapping a MIB object in a MIB into an XML object in an XML document, generating a class library based on the XML document, creating a service object representative of a service associated with SNMP access to the MIB object, and linking the class library according to the service object to perform the service." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2007 (11/824,396). 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=8,327,007.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,007&RS=PN/8,327,007 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Storage Area Network Methods and Apparatus with Centralized Management ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,327,004) developed by twenty-one co-inventors for a "storage area network methods and apparatus with centralized management." The co-inventors are Duane M. Baldwin, Rochester, Minn., Paul L. Bradshaw, San Jose, Calif., Barbara J. Camacho, San Jose, Calif., Ron H. Clark, San Francisco, Alireza R. Daryan, San Jose, Calif., Daniel G. Douglas, Los Gatos, Calif., Roman D. Druker, San Jose, Calif., Douglas P. Dunham, San Jose, Calif., David W. Groves, San Jose, Calif., Allen R. Heitman, Rochester, Minn., Vincent J. Hoang, San Jose, Calif., Nancy L. Hobbs, San Jose, Calif., Lisa A. Huston, Rochester, Minn., Gregory J. Knight, Brooklyn Park, Minn., David L. Merbach, Rochester, Minn., Amir Nakhforoush, San Jose, Calif., Vinh-Thuan Nguyen-Phuc, San Jose, Calif., Gregory J. Tevis, Tuscon, Ariz., William R. Yonker, Rochester, Minn., Michael L. Lamb, San Jose, Calif., and Raymond M. Swank, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Novel storage area networks (SANs) and methods of operation thereof utilize a plurality of hosts coupled via an interconnect with one or more storage units. A manager device, process or other functionality in communication with a plurality of agent processes, devices or other functionality, each of which is associated with a host. The agents identify attributes of (i) their associated hosts, (ii) interconnect to which that host is coupled, and/or (iii) storage units to which that host is coupled via the interconnect. The manager responds to these attributes identified by the agents to manage the SAN. The manager can be implemented on a first digital data processor and the hosts on further digital data processors. These digital data processors can be coupled via a first network, e.g., an IP or other network, to support communications between the manager and the agents. A second network, e.g., SCSI and/or fiber channel based fabric, separate from the first network, can be utilized as the interconnect between the hosts and the storage devices." The patent application was filed on Dec. 20, 2006 (11/614,045). 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=8,327,004.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,004&RS=PN/8,327,004 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** SanDisk Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- SanDisk Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,327,051) developed by Myeong Joon Kang, San Ramon, Calif., for a "portable handheld memory card and methods for use therewith." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a portable handheld memory card may include a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port, USB controller circuitry, an input/output (I/O) port, a memory, and decompression circuitry configured to decompress compressed data stored in the memory. The memory card includes a housing storing the memory and exposing the USB port and the I/O port. The USB port and I/O port may be positioned to allow a same card-insertion direction irrespective of whether a host device comprises a mating USB port or a mating I/O port. In another embodiment, the memory card includes decryption circuitry to decrypt encrypted data stored in the memory, a power management unit, a host interface module, and circuitry configured to control read and write operations to the memory. The I/O port may include a Secure Digital port, and the memory may include Flash memory. Other embodiments are provided, and each of the embodiments described herein can be used alone or in combination with one another." The patent application was filed on Nov. 20, 2007 (11/986,389). 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=8,327,051.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,051&RS=PN/8,327,051 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Juniper Networks Assigned Patent for Device Communications Over Unnumbered Interfaces ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,327,016) developed by Kireeti Kompella, Los Altos, Calif., for a "device communications over unnumbered interfaces." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and a network device for enabling communication between unnumbered interfaces are provided. A device level address may be assigned to a network device. The network device may announce the assigned device level address to a neighboring network device over a link. A corresponding device level address associated with the neighboring network device may be received over the link. A route may be stored including the received device level address associated with the neighboring network device and the link. In some implementations, the announcement of the assigned device level address is performed during protocol configuration." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2007 (11/860,187). 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=8,327,016.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,016&RS=PN/8,327,016 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** PLX Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- PLX Technology, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,327,042) developed by Christopher R. Millsaps, Hayward, Calif., for an automatic port accumulation.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a first embodiment of the present invention, a method for configuring a plurality of input/output (I/O) interconnect switch ports is provided, the method comprising: starting a link training and status state machine (LTSSM) for each of the plurality of ports; placing each of the LTSSMs in a receiver detect state; changing all of the LTSSMs to a polling state only once receivers are detected or timeouts occur in the receiver detect states in each of the LTSSMs; changing all of the LTSSMs to a configuration state only once polling is successful or timeouts occur in the polling states in each of the LTSSMs; and completing the configuration state of each of the LTSSMs." The patent application was filed on Sept. 3, 2010 (12/875,500). 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=8,327,042.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,042&RS=PN/8,327,042 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Multi-layer Hardware-based Service Acceleration (MHSA) ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,327,014) developed by six co-inventors for a "multi-layer hardware-based service acceleration (MHSA)." The co-inventors are Marco Foschiano, Pinerolo, Italy, Sudheer Babu Chittireddy, Karnataka, India, Christophe Paggen, Neupre, Belgium, Munawar Hossain, Austin, Texas, Suresh Gurajapu, Cupertino, Calif., and Vardarajan Venkatesh, Santa Clara, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for intelligent sharing and tighter integration between a service engine (SE) for network communication and a high-speed forwarding device, such that certain network flows may be offloaded from the SE to benefit from the high-speed forwarding capacity of such a device are provided. To accomplish the integration, an application binary interface (ABI) may be employed as an in-band high-priority communication protocol between the data planes of the SE and the high-speed forwarding device, and an application programming interface (API) may be utilized to leverage the ABI and any in-band or out-of-band channel to allow the master SE to control the high-speed slave device. Such integration techniques are not limited to a few specialized hardware components, but may also be applied to other types of hardware resources, such as flow tables, quality of service (QoS) tables, access control list (ACL) tables for security, forwarding and adjacency tables, etc." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2008 (12/164,631). 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=8,327,014.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,014&RS=PN/8,327,014 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,327,045) developed by Alec Woo, Union City, Calif., and David E. Culler, Berkeley, Calif., for a "system and method for storing communications intended for different groups using a limited amount of space." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method stores wirelessly received communications for wireless retransmission, making space in a storage device, if necessary, by deleting any one or more communications corresponding to the same group as the received communication. If storage in the storage device remains insufficient, communications that have been previously retransmitted by that same device are deleted, according to one or more characteristics of such stored communications, such as age or number of times an instance of that communication has been received. If storage in the storage device remains insufficient, communications of a different group are deleted according to one or more characteristics of the stored communications." The patent application was filed on May 7, 2012 (13/465,379). 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=8,327,045.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,045&RS=PN/8,327,045 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Senorx Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Senorx, Tempe, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,326,401) developed by four co-inventors for an MRI detectable obturator. The co-inventors are Paul Lubock, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Michael L. Jones, San Clemente, Calif., Ethan Broadaway, Cordova, Tenn., and Frank R. Louw, Carlsbad, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An obturator with an elongated shaft, a proximal end, a substantially closed distal end and a MRI detectable distal shaft portion, which does not interfere with magnetic resonance imaging of tissue proximate thereto. Preferably, the distal shaft portion has an effective MRI detectable mass so as to provide a clear, T1-weighted image within an outline of the distal shaft portion upon magnetic resonance imaging." The patent application was filed on Nov. 19, 2007 (11/985,997). 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=8,326,401.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,401&RS=PN/8,326,401 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pacesetter Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Pacesetter, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,429) developed by Brian Jeffrey Wenzel, San Jose, Calif., and Taraneh Ghaffari Farazi, San Jose, Calif., for "acquiring nerve activity from carotid body and/or sinus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An exemplary includes acquiring an electroneurogram of the right carotid sinus nerve or the left carotid sinus nerve, analyzing the electroneurogram for at least one of chemosensory information and barosensory information and calling for one or more therapeutic actions based at least in part on the analyzing. Therapeutic actions may aim to treat conditions such as sleep apnea, an increase in metabolic demand, hypoglycemia, hypertension, renal failure, and congestive heart failure. Other exemplary methods, devices, systems, etc., are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on April 15, 2011 (13/088,223). 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=8,326,429.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,429&RS=PN/8,326,429 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ranch Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Ranch Systems, Novato, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,440) developed by Jacob Christen Christfort, Novato, Calif., for a "system for intelligent delegation of irrigation control." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A node of a fault-tolerant system relies upon a primary communication mechanism, when possible, for primary connection to a central server. The node monitors its primary connection to the server. While the primary connection is active, the node operates in a supervised mode, in that it generally does not perform a certain subset of tasks without having received real-time commands from the server to perform those tasks. However, when the node detects that it is no longer connected to the server, the node transitions into a fail-over mode. The node operates in the fail-over mode until the node detects that primary connection is re-established. While in fail-over mode, the node may execute a stored set of fail-over instructions that were provided by the server. The node may also attempt to establish a backup connection to the server via a second and different type of communication mechanism." The patent application was filed on Feb. 23, 2009 (12/391,171). 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=8,326,440.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,440&RS=PN/8,326,440 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Greatbatch Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Greatbatch, Clarence, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,326,435) developed by Robert A. Stevenson, Canyon Country, Calif., for an "RFID detection and identification system for implantable medical lead systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for identifying active implantable medical devices (AIMD) and lead systems implanted in a patient using a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag having retrievable information relating to the AIMD, lead system and/or patient. The RFID tag may store information about the AIMD manufacturer, model number, serial number; leadwire system placement information and manufacturer information; MRI compatibility due to the incorporation of bandstop filters; patient information, and physician and/or hospital information and other relevant information. The RFID tag may be affixed or disposed within the AIMD or leadwires of the lead system, or surgically implanted within a patient adjacent to the AIMD or leadwire system." The patent application was filed on Aug. 30, 2010 (12/871,016). 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=8,326,435.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,435&RS=PN/8,326,435 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,325,785) developed by Ahmadreza Rofougaran, Newport Coast, Calif., and Maryam Rofougaran, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., for a "method and system for communicating via a spatial multilink repeater." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Aspects of a method and system for communicating via a spatial multilink repeater are provided. In this regard, a received signal may be frequency shifted to generate a plurality of repeated signals, wherein each repeated signal may be shifted by a different frequency with respect to the received signal. Each repeated signal may comprise one or more signal components and a phase and/or amplitude of each of the components may be controlled to control a directivity of the repeated signals. Each of the repeated signals may be generated by quadrature down-converting said received signal by mixing the received signal with a first LO signal pair, up-converting the down-converted signal by mixing it with a second LO signal pair, and adding or subtracting an in-phase portion and a quadrature-phase portion of the up-converted signal." The patent application was filed on May 7, 2008 (12/116,581). 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=8,325,785&OS=8,325,785&RS=8,325,785 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Brocade Communications Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Brocade Communications Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,327,000) developed by Rui Li, Alviso, Calif., for a "cookie invalidation or expiration by a switch." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A switch may be used to force the expiration of a cookie on a user's system by inserting an expiration field into the cookie contained in a network response packet. Additionally, a mechanism is provided to delete or damage a cookie contained in a network request packet, so that server software is not disrupted by the receipt of a cookie. Deleting a cookie results in a cleaner request, but damaging a cookie may be more efficient in certain circumstances. By providing these features, an efficient cookie switching design is provided." The patent application was filed on Dec. 6, 2010 (12/961,438). 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=8,327,000.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,000&RS=PN/8,327,000 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,375) developed by Paul Lu, Los Altos, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for reducing standby power consumption of a handheld communication system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for managing operation of a device, the method including performing using one or more processors and/or circuits in a handheld device, the one or more processors and/or circuits including a control device and one or more other devices, functions including receiving from the control device, one or more power setting signals indicative of a desired power level setting. The handheld device may operate utilizing a NORMAL power level setting in a normal mode, or a standby power level setting in standby mode. The standby power level setting may include a LOW power level setting and a sleep mode setting. One or more corresponding power adjustment signals may be generated based on the received one or more power setting signals. Power supplied to the handheld device may be adjusted based on the generated one or more corresponding power adjustment signals." The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2011 (13/246,632). 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=8,326,375.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,375&RS=PN/8,326,375 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** HydraDx Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- HydraDx, Altadena, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,412) developed by Andrew S. Goldstein, Portland, Ore., and Frank Bellizzi, San Francisco, for a "diagnostic device and method for sensing hydration state of a mammalian subject." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Timed sensing of collection of saliva in a liquid collection element of predetermined volumetric capacity may be used to determine salivary secretion rate, as may be indicative of state of euhydration or dehydration. Sensing of salivary flow rate may be further augmented by sensing concentration of at least one analyte in saliva (e.g., with an immunochromatographic assay performed in a lateral flow device) in order to determine a state of euhydration or dehydration. Production of saliva may be stimulated, and collected saliva may be analyzed to generate an analyte detection signal that indicative of presence and/or correlative of concentration of at least one analyte in the collected saliva to sense a state of euhydration or dehydration." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2011 (13/249,521). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,326,412.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,412&RS=PN/8,326,412 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,374) developed by Craig H. Barratt, Redwood, Calif., and Athanasios A. Kasapi, San Francisco, for a "remote unit for providing multiple-mode spatial processing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus implementing spatial processing in a remote unit. In general, in one aspect, a remote unit in accordance with the invention includes a spatial processing unit to process signals received by a plurality of antennas." The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2011 (13/205,553). 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=8,326,374.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,374&RS=PN/8,326,374 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** LSI Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- LSI, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,325,793) developed by Lizhi Zhong, Sunnyvale, Calif., for "precursor ISI cancellation using adaptation of negative gain linear equalizer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus including a first circuit and a second circuit. The first circuit may be configured to generate an equalized signal in response to an input signal and an equalizer parameter signal. The equalizer parameter signal generally causes a cancellation of pre-cursor inter-symbol interference from a plurality of symbols in the input signal. The second circuit may be configured to generate (i) the equalizer parameter signal, (ii) a control signal and (iii) a data output signal in response to the equalized signal. The control signal generally causes an adjustment of the equalizer parameter signal. The adjustment of the equalizer parameter signal generally causes a decrease in the pre-cursor inter-symbol interference from the symbols." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2009 (12/435,538). 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=8,325,793&OS=8,325,793&RS=8,325,793 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Disney Enterprises Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Disney Enterprises, Burbank, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,327,009) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and system for providing real-time streaming media content." The co-inventors are Kyle Prestenback, Burbank, Calif., Jeff Ashbrook, North Hollywood, Calif., Evan Tahler, Pittsburgh, David Jessen, Los Angeles, John Scot Pansing, Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Nicholas A. Nero, Monrovia, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There is provided a method for execution by a processor of a media playback device to provide media content. The method includes receiving streaming audio data. The streaming audio data comprises a plurality of audio data clips, each audio data clip having a clip size. The method includes providing a circular queue. The circular queue is characterized by a queue size that is at least two or more clip sizes. The circular queue is used to store a plurality of queue clips, each with a clip size. Each of the plurality of audio data clips is stored into one of the plurality of queue clips of the circular queue. After the circular queue has been filled, the method includes sequentially reading and playing the streaming audio data from each one of the plurality of queue clips of the circular queue. Finally, the method includes a step to continue storing a next one of the plurality of audio data clips into a read one of the plurality of queue clips of the circular queue." The patent application was filed on Jan. 5, 2010 (12/655,711). 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=8,327,009.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,009&RS=PN/8,327,009 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pacesetter Assigned Patent for Acquiring Nerve Activity from Carotid Body and/or Sinus ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Pacesetter, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,428) developed by Brian Jeffrey Wenzel, San Jose, Calif., and Taraneh Ghaffari Farazi, San Jose, Calif., for "acquiring nerve activity from carotid body and/or sinus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An exemplary includes acquiring an electroneurogram of the right carotid sinus nerve or the left carotid sinus nerve, analyzing the electroneurogram for at least one of chemosensory information and barosensory information and calling for one or more therapeutic actions based at least in part on the analyzing. Therapeutic actions may aim to treat conditions such as sleep apnea, an increase in metabolic demand, hypoglycemia, hypertension, renal failure, and congestive heart failure. Other exemplary methods, devices, systems, etc., are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on April 15, 2011 (13/088,209). 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=8,326,428.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,428&RS=PN/8,326,428 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pacesetter Assigned Patent for Implantable Systems and Methods for Monitoring BNP Levels, HF and MI ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Pacesetter, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,422) developed by Allen Keel, San Jose, Calif., Steve Koh, South Pasadena, Calif., and Taraneh Ghaffari Farazi, San Jose, Calif., for an "implantable systems and methods for monitoring BNP levels, HF and MI." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for monitoring a patient's level of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), and implantable cardiac systems capable of performing such methods, are provided. A ventricle is paced for a period of time to provoke a ventricular evoked response, and a ventricular intracardiac electrogram (IEGM) indicative of the ventricular evoked response is obtained. Based on the ventricular IEGM, there is a determination of at least one ventricular evoked response metric (e.g., ventricular evoked response peak-to-peak amplitude, ventricular evoked response area and/or ventricular evoked response maximum slope), and the patient's level of BNP is monitored based on determined ventricular evoked response metric(s). Based on the monitored level's of BNP, the patients heart failure (HF) condition and/or risks and/or occurrences of certain events (e.g., an acute HF exacerbation and/or an acute myocardial infarction) can be monitored." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2008 (12/341,074). 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=8,326,422.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,422&RS=PN/8,326,422 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** GE Medical Systems Global Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- GE Medical Systems Global Technology, Waukesha, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,326,399) developed by David Henry Gurr, Milwaukee, Jean Helen Brittain, Menlo Park, Calif., and Graham Arnold Wright, Toronto, for "systems and methods for phase encode placement." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for a medical examination is provided. The method includes acquiring at least two datasets that include data acquired at a plurality of points that lie along at least two lines through a center of k-space, reconstructing the at least two datasets to generate an image, and outputting the image." The patent application was filed on Oct. 9, 2009 (12/576,917). 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=8,326,399.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,399&RS=PN/8,326,399 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,996) developed by Daniel ManHung Wong, Sacramento, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for establishing multiple sessions between a database and a middle-tier client." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for establishing multiple sessions between a database and a middle-tier client. During operation, the system receives a request for a plurality of sessions at a database from a middle-tier client. In response to the request, the system authenticates the middle-tier client, and creates a session between the database and the middle-tier client. The system clones the session one or more times to create the plurality of sessions. Finally, the system sends a plurality of session-handles associated with the plurality of sessions to the middle-tier client. This enables the middle-tier client to distribute the session-handles to end-user clients in response to subsequent requests from the end-user clients to access the database." The patent application was filed on June 2, 2006 (11/445,633). 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=8,326,996.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,996&RS=PN/8,326,996 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** University of Texas System Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- The University of Texas System, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,326,427) developed by Pankaj Pasricha, Cupertino, Calif., and Jlande Chen, Houston, for a "gastrointestinal electrical stimulation for the treatment of pacreatitis." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of preventing acute pancreatitis comprising positioning stimulatory electrodes in the stomach of an individual in need thereof; and administering repetitive trains of short pulse gastrointestinal electrical stimulation effective for suppressing the inflammatory response in the pancreas is provided herein. The electrodes are placed by laproscopic, endoscopic or surgical means. The gastrointestinal stimulation activates vagal reflexes. The activation of the vagal reflexes is via the gastric and pancreatic afferents. The gastrointestinal stimulation also activates the axonal reflexes. The activation of the axonal reflexes is via the dichotomous branches of the spinal nerves. The electrical stimulation is administered concurrently with an endoscopic procedure or immediately following an endoscopic procedure. Also, provided herein is a method of preventing inflammation of a visceral organ comprising positioning a stimulatory electrode in proximity of descending efferents in the vagus, innervating the visceral organ, of an individual in need thereof, and administering repetitive trains of short pulse electrical stimulation effective in activating nicotinic receptors." The patent application was filed on July 14, 2010 (12/836,377). 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=8,326,427.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,427&RS=PN/8,326,427 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** OpenTV Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- OpenTV, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,326,997) developed by Matthew Orzen, San Francisco, for a "data retrieval in a two-way network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system receives a first request for data associated with a data stream received over a first network from a remote source and then determines when the requested data will be available based on analyzing the data stream. The system communicates a second request for the requested data over a second network to the remote source when the requested data will not be available from the data stream within a threshold time and receives the requested data from the remote source over at least one from the list including the first network and the second network." The patent application was filed on Nov. 15, 2006 (11/599,688). 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=8,326,997.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,997&RS=PN/8,326,997 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Nevro Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Nevro, Menlo Park, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,439) developed by C. Lance Boling, San Jose, Calif., and James Makous, Santa Clarita, Wash., for a "treatment devices with delivery-activated inflatable members, and associated systems and methods for treating the spinal cord and other tissues." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present application includes treatment systems having delivery-activated inflatable members, and associated systems and methods for treating the spinal cord and other tissues. A treatment system in accordance with one embodiment includes a lead body having an opening, an inner surface position around the opening, and an inflatable member carried by the lead body, with at least one of the inflatable member and the lead body including a frangible portion accessible from the opening. The inflatable member can have an expandable interior volume bounded at least in part by the frangible portion. The system can further include a delivery device received in the opening of the lead body and positioned to open a passage through the frangible portions between the interior volume of the inflatable member and the opening of the lead body when the delivery device is removed from the opening of the lead body." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2008 (12/104,230). 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=8,326,439.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,439&RS=PN/8,326,439 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pacesetter Assigned Patent for Therapy Optimization via Multi-dimensional Mapping ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Pacesetter, Sylmar, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,419) developed by eight co-inventors for a "therapy optimization via multi-dimensional mapping." The co-inventors are Stuart Rosenberg, Castaic, Calif., Kyungmoo Ryu, Palmdale, Calif., Allen Keel, San Francisco, Wenbo Hou, Lancaster, Calif., Thao Thu Nguyen, Bloomington, Minn., Steve Koh, South Pasadena, Calif., Kjell Noren, Solna, Sweden, and Michael Yang, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An exemplary method includes accessing cardiac information acquired via a catheter located at various positions in a venous network of a heart of a patient where the cardiac information comprises position information, electrical information and mechanical information; mapping local electrical activation times to anatomic positions to generate an electrical activation time map; mapping local mechanical activation times to anatomic positions to generate a mechanical activation time map; generating an electromechanical delay map by subtracting local electrical activation times from corresponding local mechanical activation times; and rendering at least the electromechanical delay map to a display. Various other methods, devices, systems, etc., are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on April 6, 2010 (12/755,366). 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=8,326,419.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,419&RS=PN/8,326,419 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Superior Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Superior Communications, Irwindale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,383) developed by Shraddha Patel, Walnut, Calif., Charlie LaColla, Woodland Hills, Calif., and Vivian Chou, Walnut, Calif., for an "adhesive case for a mobile communication device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Devices, methods and systems are directed to a top protection portion and a bottom protection portion to protect a front exterior and a back exterior, respectively, of a mobile communication. The top protection portion and the bottom protection portion may each include one or more adhesive members. The adhesive members may be designed to allow a user to remove and apply the top protection portion and the bottom protection portion as desired (e.g., to access a concealed battery of the mobile communication device) without losing their adhesive property." The patent application was filed on May 24, 2011 (13/114,977). 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=8,326,383.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,383&RS=PN/8,326,383 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Limelight Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Limelight Networks, Tempe, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,327,002) developed by Brent Van Dussen, San Diego, and Denver Maddux, Seattle, and Tom Coffeen, San Francisco, for a "BGP peer prioritization in networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for establishing routes to neighboring networks during an initialization sequence according to a prioritized order may include detecting a power-cycling event and accessing a plurality of identifiers stored in a memory device that persisted through the power-cycling event. Each of the plurality of identifiers may be associated with a network. The networks may include first networks that are coupled to network endpoints, and second networks that are capable of coupling to the one or more first networks. For each network, the method may further include accessing a priority field in the memory device that may be associated with the network. The respective priority field can be based on an order in which communications should be established with the network and application layer information. The method may also include attempting to establish communications with each of the plurality of networks in an order based on the priority fields." The patent application was filed on July 31, 2012 (13/563,099). 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=8,327,002.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,002&RS=PN/8,327,002 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NeuroPace Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- NeuroPace, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,417) developed by Benjamin D. Pless, Atherton, Calif., for a "neurostimulator involving stimulation strategies and process for using it." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This is a neurostimulator that is configured to treat epilepsy and other neurological disorders using certain stimulation strategies, particularly changing various pulse parameters, during the imposition of a burst of those pulses. The invention includes the processes embodying those stimulation strategies." The patent application was filed on May 12, 2011 (13/106,729). 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=8,326,417.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,417&RS=PN/8,326,417 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,326,372) developed by Alireza Raissinia, Monte Sereno, Calif., for a "direct link set-up power save delivery." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methodologies are described that enable power save mechanisms to be utilized with active direct transfers. Mobile stations in a wireless communication network can establish direct links between each other to obviate a need to transfer data via an access point. While direct links are active, the mobile stations coordinate or otherwise notify each other about power management modes to effectuate power save delivery of data via direct links. In accordance with a scheduled mechanism, mobile stations coupled via a direct link enter an active mode at a previously negotiated scheduled time after which time data transfer can occur. According to an unscheduled mechanism, one mobile station can remain awake while other enters a power save mode. The sleeping station can awaken and transmit a trigger frame to notify its peer that it is available for data transfers." The patent application was filed on Nov. 6, 2008 (12/266,463). 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=8,326,372.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,372&RS=PN/8,326,372 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Symantec Operating Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Symantec Operating, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,990) developed by Qiang Li, Foster City, Calif., Ron-Chung Hu, Palo Alto, Calif., and HanCheng Hsiung, Union City, Calif., for an "automated optimal workload balancing during failover in share-nothing database systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Procedures and systems may be used for assigning data partitions to data-processing host computers, for example, to initially assign data partitions at the outset of a large data-processing job or during failover measures taken in response to a failed host in a share-nothing database management system (SN-DBMS). In one implementation, a method of managing exclusive access to a data partition within a database system assesses a first host and a second host that have exclusive access to a first and second data partition, respectively, within a database system. The method assigns exclusive access of the data partition to one of the first and second hosts based on factors that may include the processing powers of first and second the hosts, and on processing requirements (such as data quantity and data criticalness) for data on the first and second data partitions." The patent application was filed on July 15, 2005 (11/182,907). 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=8,326,990.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,990&RS=PN/8,326,990 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Color Labs Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Color Labs, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,327,012) developed by seven co-inventors for a "content sharing via multiple content distribution servers." The co-inventors are Bill Nguyen, Palo Alto, Calif., Vincent Mallet, Portola Valley, Calif., Nicholas Woods, San Francisco, Jessica Cheng, Mountain View, Calif., Sandip Chokshi, Palo Alto, Calif., Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Menlo Park, Calif., and Megan Streich, San Francisco.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Example systems and methods of content sharing via multiple content distribution servers are presented. In one example, a media content stream is received at a first distribution server from a source device via a communication network. The received media content is transmitted from the first distribution server to a plurality of destination devices via the communication network. A traffic condition regarding the transmitting of the received media content stream is detected. An indication of the traffic condition is transmitted to a traffic management device. An instruction to assign at least one other distribution server to additional destination devices is received from the traffic management device in response to the indication of the traffic condition. In response to the instruction, the received media content stream is transmitted from the first distribution server to the at least one other distribution server for distribution to the additional destination devices." The patent application was filed on Feb. 16, 2012 (13/398,296). 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=8,327,012.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,012&RS=PN/8,327,012 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NewLife Sciences Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- NewLife Sciences, Merrimack, N.H., has been assigned a patent (8,326,398) developed by Ronald J. Weinstock, Corona Del Mar, Calif., for a "system for analyzing and treating abnormality of human and animal tissues." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A patient treatment unit for analyzing and treating abnormality of human or animal tissues, includes a display; a pulse generator circuit that outputs a sequence of electrical pulses at a pulse frequency, the electrical pulses having a pulse width, the pulse generator controlling the pulse frequency and the pulse width of the electrical pulses; a pair of probes for contacting a body of a patient and electrically coupled to the pulse generator; and a voltage and current sensing circuit that senses a voltage or a current via the probes when contacting the body of the patient." The patent application was filed on Oct. 7, 2011 (13/269,017). 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=8,326,398.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,398&RS=PN/8,326,398 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cypress Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Cypress Semiconductor, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,325,782) developed by David Wright, San Diego, for a "method and apparatus for using empty time slots for spread spectrum encoding." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Communication circuitry uses a combination of Pseudo-Noise (PN) coded and non-PN coded transmission periods to represent different data values. In one embodiment, a number of data values are encoded into a smaller second number of encoded ternary values. The Pseudo-Noise (PN) codes are transmitted representing some of the encoded ternary values and no transmitted PN codes represent other encoded ternary values. The throughput of spread spectrum radio systems is increased by representing data values in fewer spread spectrum time slots." The patent application was filed on March 13, 2009 (12/403,929). 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=8,325,782&OS=8,325,782&RS=8,325,782 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** salesforce.com Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- salesforce.com, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,326,675) developed by Kedar Doshi, Palo Alto, Calif., Mark Fischer, Ashland, Ore., and Evan Chou, Fremont, Calif., for a "method and system for load balancing a sales forecast by selecting a synchronous or asynchronous process based on a type of event affecting the sales forecast." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for selecting a synchronous or asynchronous process to determine a forecast. These mechanisms and methods for such synchronous/asynchronous process selection can enable embodiments to determine forecasts for multiple users (e.g. with hierarchical relationships, etc.) over an arbitrary time interval. The ability of embodiments to provide forecasts that involve such a large amount of data in an effective way can enable forecasting that was otherwise infeasible due to resource limitations." The patent application was filed on Jan. 18, 2012 (13/353,265). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/net 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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