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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Georgia (Jan. 4)

[January 04, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Georgia (Jan. 4)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Georgia.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,345,543) developed by William Taylor, Duluth, Ga., David Massengill, Covington, Ga., and John Hollingsworth, Covington, Ga., for "methods and systems for automatically rerouting logical circuit data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems are provided to automatically reroute logical circuit data. In accordance with an example method, a failure of a dedicated logical circuit in a packet-based network is identified. The dedicated logical circuit has a first logical circuit identifier assigned prior to identifying the failure. The dedicated logical circuit connects a host device to a remote device to communicate data that originates and terminates only at the host device and the remote device. A logical failover circuit comprising an alternate communication path for communicating the data is selected. When the first logical circuit identifier of the dedicated logical circuit does not match a second logical circuit identifier of the logical failover circuit, the second logical circuit identifier is renamed to match the first logical circuit identifier. The data is rerouted to the logical failover circuit without manual intervention." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2009 (12/609,415). 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=8,345,543&OS=8,345,543&RS=8,345,543 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Methods and Systems for Automatically Rerouting Logical Circuit Data from a Logical Circuit Failure to a Dedicated Backup Circuit in a Data Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,345,537) developed by William Taylor, Duluth, Ga., David Massengill, Covington, Ga., and John Hollingsworth, Covington, Ga., for "methods and systems for automatically rerouting logical circuit data from a logical circuit failure to a dedicated backup circuit in a data network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system are provided for automatically rerouting logical circuit data from a physical circuit failure in a data network. When a failure in a logical circuit is detected, a label or services name associated with the logical circuit is automatically associated with a logical circuit identifier utilized for identifying the logical circuit in the 10 data network. Once the logical circuit is associated with the logical circuit identifier, the logical circuit data may be automatically rerouted to a "failover network," thereby minimizing lost data until the failure in the logical circuit is resolved. The logical failover circuit may be an already existing logical circuit provisioned over a dedicated backup physical circuit in the data network." The patent application was filed on Dec. 12, 2008 (12/334,248). 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=8,345,537&OS=8,345,537&RS=8,345,537 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Long Distance Optical Fiber Sensing System and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,345,229) developed by John Sinclair Huffman, Conyers, Ga., for a "long distance optical fiber sensing system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A long-distance fiber optic monitoring system having a sensing unit and an analyzer that is remotely located from the sensing unit is provided. The sensing unit comprises a source of optical energy for injecting optical energy into the fiber optical cable and an optical detector configured to detect an optical return signal from the optical fiber. The detected optical return signal is associated with an acoustic signal impinging on the optical fiber. The analyzer receives a signal from the remote sensing unit via the optical fiber that is representative of the optical return signal, and determines a location of a disturbance based at least on the received signal. The representative signal can be transmitted from the remote sensing unit to the analyzer as an optical signal or via a metallic wired included with the optical fiber." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2009 (12/567,853). 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=8,345,229&OS=8,345,229&RS=8,345,229 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Dynamic Management of Picture Quality in a Video Conference with Diversified Constraints ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,345,083) developed by Shantanu Sarkar, San Jose, Calif., and Arturo A. Rodriguez, Norcross, Ga., for "dynamic management of picture quality in a video conference with diversified constraints." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a method dynamically configures a BL bandwidth in a conference based on bandwidth capabilities in the video conferencing network. In one embodiment, the conference may include any combination of endpoints characterized as BL endpoints and SVCL endpoints. The method includes determining one or more bandwidth capabilities for a plurality of endpoints participating in a conference. The bandwidth capabilities for each respective endpoint may be based on its video decoding capability, the maximum bit-rate it can accept, the video encoding capability of the other endpoints, or a bandwidth constraint manifestation in a portion of the network, etc." The patent application was filed on July 31, 2007 (11/831,729). 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=8,345,083&OS=8,345,083&RS=8,345,083 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Georgia Tech Research Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Georgia Tech Research, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,344,142) developed by four co-inventors for "perylene charge-transport materials, methods of fabrication thereof, and methods of use thereof." The co-inventors are Seth Marder, Atlanta, Zesheng An, Santa Barbara, Calif., Steve Barlow, Atlanta, and Bernard Kippelen, Decatur, Ga.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Briefly described, embodiments of this disclosure include perylenetetracarboxylic diimide charge-transport materials, methods of forming perylenetetracarboxylic diimide charge-transport materials, and methods of using the perylenetetracarboxylic diimide charge-transport materials." The patent application was filed on June 14, 2005 (11/629,273). 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=8,344,142&OS=8,344,142&RS=8,344,142 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** I2iC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- I2iC, Foster City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,345,129) developed by Udayan Kanade, Pune, India, and Balaji Ganapathy, Atlanta, for a "camera placed behind a display with a transparent backlight." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and combined video display and camera system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system comprises a first sheet and a second sheet oriented parallel to the first sheet, the second sheet including a light diffuser. A light source is placed along an edge of the second sheet, wherein the second sheet diffuses light generated by the light source. One or more cameras are placed behind the second sheet to capture an image through the second sheet and the first sheet." The patent application was filed on Aug. 12, 2011 (13/208,595). 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=8,345,129&OS=8,345,129&RS=8,345,129 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AVX Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- AVX, Fountain Inn, S.C., has been assigned a patent (8,345,433) developed by four co-inventors for "heterogeneous organic laminate stack ups for high frequency applications." The co-inventors are George E. White, Marietta, Ga., Sidharth Dalmia, Norcross, Ga., Venkatesh Sundaram, Norcross, Ga., and Madhavan Swaminathan, Marietta, Ga.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Organic laminate stack ups are disclosed for a variety of applications, including high frequency RF applications. One or more inner core layers may be disposed between outer layers along with bondply or prepreg layers as needed. Discrete devices, including surface mount components and flip chips, may be embedded within the organic laminate stack up structures. The embedding of the discrete devices, which may be active or passive devices, may be in the form of a layer of bondply or prepreg encapsulating the discrete devices. In addition or in the alternative, cavities may be formed in at least the outer layers for housing discrete devices, which include surface mount components, flip chips, and wire bonded integrated circuits. A variety of caps may be utilized to seal the cavities. Further, shielding may be provided for the organic laminate stack up structure, including through a wall of vias or a plated trench cut along at least one side of the stack up structure. Each stack up structure may be packaged in a variety of ways, including as a surface mount component, ball grid array, or land grid array." The patent application was filed on July 8, 2005 (11/177,508). 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=8,345,433&OS=8,345,433&RS=8,345,433 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Southwire Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Southwire, Carrollton, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,344,254) developed by five co-inventors for an "electrical cable with foraminous label." The co-inventors are Benny E. Agan, Bremen, Ga., Mark D. Dixon, Carrollton, Ga., William K. Hardin, Carrollton, Ga., Randy D. Kummer, Villa Rica, Ga., and Richard Temblador, Carrollton, Ga.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrical cable of the type that is of the type to have a connector member coupled thereto. The electrical cable includes a conductive outer sheath and a label disposed on the conductive outer sheath The label includes information about the cable and has at least one conductive region to facilitate electrical conductivity between the conductive outer sheath and the connector member." The patent application was filed on Oct. 4, 2010 (12/897,186). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,44,254.PN.&OS=PN/83,44,254&RS=PN/83,44,254 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Monsanto Technology Assigned Patent for Plants and Seeds of Hybrid Corn Variety CH590373 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Monsanto Technology, St. Louis, has been assigned a patent (8,344,227) developed by four co-inventors for "plants and seeds of hybrid corn variety CH590373." The co-inventors are Sandeep Bhatnagar, Leesburg, Ga., Roderick D. Lee, Huxley, Iowa, Duane A. Potrzeba, Hastings, Neb., and Daniel J. Lubich, Marshall, Mo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH590373. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH590373, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH590373 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH590373." The patent application was filed on Feb. 8, 2011 (13/023,507). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,44,227.PN.&OS=PN/83,44,227&RS=PN/83,44,227 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** EcoMotors International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- EcoMotors International, Allen Park, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,344,576) developed by Will Robert Hippen, Santa Barbara, Calif., Franz Laimboeck, Goleta, Ga., and Peter Hofbauer, West Bloomfield, Mich., for an electric motor rotor.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A rotor for use in an electrical motor which includes an anti-expansion ring centrally mounted on the rotor to restrict the extent rotor elements mounted on a rotatable shaft may expand outward due to centrifugal forces generated when the motor is operated. Such motors are suited for use in high rotational speed environments such as electrically controlled turbochargers." The patent application was filed on June 1, 2010 (12/791,832). 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=8,344,576&OS=8,344,576&RS=8,344,576 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,344,470) developed by seven co-inventors for an "electromechanical devices having support structures." The co-inventors are Jeffrey B. Sampsell, Pueblo West, Colo., Clarence Chui, San Jose, Calif., Manish Kothari, Cupertino, Calif., Mark W. Miles, Atlanta, Teruo Sasagawa, Los Gatos, Calif., Wonsuk Chung, San Jose, Calif., and Ming-Hau Tung, San Francisco.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of MEMS devices comprise a conductive movable layer spaced apart from a conductive fixed layer by a gap, and supported by rigid support structures, or rivets, overlying depressions in the conductive movable layer, or by posts underlying depressions in the conductive movable layer. In certain embodiments, both rivets and posts may be used. In certain embodiments, these support structures are formed from rigid inorganic materials, such as metals or oxides. In certain embodiments, etch barriers may also be deposited to facilitate the use of materials in the formation of support structures which are not selectively etchable with respect to other components within the MEMS device." The patent application was filed on May 2, 2011 (13/099,221). 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=8,344,470&OS=8,344,470&RS=8,344,470 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Neothermal Energy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Neothermal Energy, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,344,585) developed by Ahmet Erbil, Atlanta, and David F. Walbert, Atlanta, for a "method and apparatus for conversion of heat to electrical energy using a new thermodynamic cycle." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for converting heat to electricity is described. The method can be used to efficiently and economically generate electricity from thermal energy directly through ferroelectric or other polarizable materials without the need for first converting thermal energy to mechanical energy or to any other form of energy or work. The method can involve subjecting a polarizable material to a thermodynamic cycle having two isothermal steps and two steps that occur at constant polarization. In an ideal implementation, this thermodynamic cycle allows the conversion of heat to electricity at the ultimate Carnot limit. The ferroelectric material can be continuously cycled in and out of its ferroelectric phase while heat is continuously converted to electricity at high voltage. The electrical energy so generated can be used in a virtually unlimited range of different applications or be stored for later use. An apparatus for converting heat to electricity is also described." The patent application was filed on Sept. 7, 2011 (13/226,799). 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=8,344,585&OS=8,344,585&RS=8,344,585 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NCR Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- NCR, Duluth, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,346,387) developed by Rafael Yepez, Duluth, Ga., and Jason A. Mastry, Cumming, Ga., for a "dedicated self-service return terminal and method of operating a dedicated self-service return terminal for receiving returned media on which entertainment data is stored." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A dedicated self-service return terminal is provided for receiving returned media on which entertainment data is stored. The dedicated self-service return terminal comprises a media transporter having a media return slot through which returned media can be received from a customer returning the media, a removable media storage bin for storing returned media which has been received through the slot, a container having a chamber in which the media storage bin is installed when the media storage bin is in use, a sliding mechanism arranged to support the container for vertical sliding movement between a top position in which the media storage bin can receive returned media received through the slot and a bottom position in which the media storage bin can be removed from the container, and a controller arranged to control the sliding mechanism to effect movement of the container between the top and bottom positions during operation of the dedicated self-service return terminal." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2009 (12/641,751). 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=8,346,387.PN.&OS=PN/8,346,387&RS=PN/8,346,387 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Devices, Methods, and Computer-readable Media for Providing Sevices Based Upon Identification of Decision Makers and Owners Associated with Communication Services ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,346,233) developed by Jeffrey Aaron, Atlanta, and Robert Streijl, Chicago, for "devices, methods, and computer-readable media for providing sevices based upon identification of decision makers and owners associated with communication services." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Devices, methods and computer-readable media for providing services based upon identification of decision makers and owners associated with communication services. Data for providing communication services based upon identification of decision makers associated with communication services is stored, wherein the data including a user profile and default template identifying a default decision maker for a service. Policy rules and the stored data are analyzed. A new decision maker for a particular service is identified based upon the analysis of the policy rules and the stored data. The communication services are provided to the identified new decision maker." The patent application was filed on Oct. 16, 2008 (12/253,157). 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=8,346,233.PN.&OS=PN/8,346,233&RS=PN/8,346,233 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Alternate Voicemail Deposit Notification for Roaming Mobile Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,346,222) developed by Michael Zubas, Marietta, Ga., and Jacqueline Jackson, Somerset, N.J., for an "alternate voicemail deposit notification for roaming mobile devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods allow a roaming mobile device to communicate with a visual voicemail (VVM) system to inform the VVM system of its roaming status. The VVM system then suspends VVM service for the voicemail account associated with the roaming mobile device and instructs a notification server to notify the roaming mobile device if a voicemail message is deposited into a voicemail box associated with the voicemail account." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2009 (12/638,404). 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=8,346,222.PN.&OS=PN/8,346,222&RS=PN/8,346,222 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cooper Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Cooper Technologies, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,346,403) developed by four co-inventors for an "in-wall occupancy sensor with mode selection features." The co-inventors are Rahul Goyal, Tyrone, Ga., Oscar Neundorfer, Senoia, Ga., James Fair, Fayetteville, Ga., and Ahmed Elgayyar, Senoia, Ga.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrical wiring device operates in more than one operating mode and includes a microcontroller, an occupancy detection sensor communicably coupled to the microcontroller, and at least one accessible user interface communicably coupled to the microcontroller. The accessible user interface is accessible to an end-user without having to disassemble any portion of the device. The accessible user interface is manipulated to select one of several operating modes. In some embodiments, the device includes a night light that also can be an accessible user interface. In some of those embodiments, one of the operating modes includes a night light operating mode, wherein the device's operation is dependent upon the status of the night light. In some embodiments, an indicator is included to inform the end-user when to stop manipulating the accessible user interface." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2010 (12/794,255). 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=8,346,403.PN.&OS=PN/8,346,403&RS=PN/8,346,403 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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