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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Jan. 9)

[January 09, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Jan. 9)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Texas.

*** PreCash Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- PreCash, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,352,367) developed by Randy J. Templeton, Sugarland, Texas, for a "system and method for facilitating large scale payment transactions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method of payment of an end-user account with a service provider includes a computer system that makes payments to service providers on behalf of end-users and that is operable to exchange information with a terminal at the point of sale or a web-enabled computer system operated by the end-user and with the computer system of the service provider. In one embodiment, the computer system of an intermediary receives and fulfills a request to make a payment on an end user's account with a service provider. In another preferred embodiment, a payment router together with an issuing/sponsoring bank and a processor, as implemented by their computer systems, facilitate payment transactions in which the router transacts at least thousands of payments for at least hundreds of payors with at least dozens of payees using at least one open system card association network, preferably in a day." The patent application was filed on May 30, 2012 (13/506,984). 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=8,352,367&OS=8,352,367&RS=8,352,367 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Method and System for Long Term Monitoring of Video Assets ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,352,994) developed by Hung John Pham, Cedar Park, Texas, and John Clayton Clark IV, Austin, Texas, for a "method and system for long term monitoring of video assets." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for test monitoring video assets provided by a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN) includes an expert test monitoring platform (ETMP) configured to emulate MCDN client systems at a facility of an MCDN service provider. The ETMP may be used to test monitor MCDN performance by acquiring a baseband video signal and performing a test operation. The test operation may involve determining if a video freeze event and/or an audio freeze event has occurred with respect to the baseband video signal. In one example, detection of both an audio and a video freeze event may determine a freeze event for an MHD. After a freeze event is detected, the MHD may be restarted. The freeze event may be logged as a result of the test operation. A predetermined network address may be sent a notification of the freeze alert." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2010 (12/873,097). 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=8,352,994&OS=8,352,994&RS=8,352,994 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,353,026) developed by four co-inventors for a credential security system. The co-inventors are Muhammed K. Jaber, Austin, Texas, Mukund P. Khatri, Austin, Texas, Kevin T. Marks, Round Rock, Texas, and Don Charles McCall, Cedar Park, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: " A credential caching system includes receiving a set of authentication credentials, storing the set of authentication credentials in a credential cache memory, wherein the credential cache memory is coupled with a management controller, and supplying the set of authentication credentials for automatic authentication during a reset or reboot. In the event of a security breach, the credential caching system clears the set of authentication credentials from the credential cache memory so that the set of authentication credentials may no longer be used for a reset or reboot. " The patent application was filed on Oct. 23, 2005 (12/256,831). 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=8,353,026&OS=8,353,026&RS=8,353,026 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System for Energy Efficient Computer Management Environment Via Tightly Integrated Target Status and Directed Work Sessions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,623) developed by Gene Wayne Cherry, Austin, Texas, Christopher Victor Lazzaro, Austin, Texas, and Dasgupta Ranjan, Austin, Texas, for a "system for energy efficient computer management environment via tightly integrated target status and directed work sessions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for providing an energy efficient computer management environment via tightly integrated target status and directed work sessions. The illustrative embodiments query, by a lightweight communication means, an availability status of a target computer device using a status thread. The status of the target computer device is recorded in a memory of a central computer according to response from the server thread. Responsive to an absence of a response by the target computer, the illustrative embodiments query, by a heavyweight communication means, the status of the target computer device using the status thread." The patent application was filed on Sept. 17, 2008 (12/212,295). 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=8,352,623&OS=8,352,623&RS=8,352,623 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** BMC Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- BMC Software, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,353,013) developed by Chris Palmer, Austin, Texas, Michel Laviolette, Cedar Park, Texas, and Benton Thomas Porter, Austin, Texas, for "authorized application services via an XML message protocol." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are systems and methods to provide a persistent authorized server address space (ASAS). The ASAS can host components from product suites that are not able to execute in an authorized state. To host other product's components, the ASAS receives "messages" from the unauthorized product components in the form of a generic eXtensible Markup Language (XML) protocol. These messages may request product initialization/administration or performance of a function by the ASAS on behalf of the requesting product. Security constraints are also provided to ensure system and data integrity. Further, the ASAS is not tightly coupled to any requesting product so that flexibility of product update or update to the ASAS itself may not be unnecessarily constrained." The patent application was filed on April 28, 2010 (12/768,923). 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=8,353,013&OS=8,353,013&RS=8,353,013 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cadence Design Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Cadence Design Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,999) developed by Kaijun Zhan, Pleasanton, Calif., and James Harper, Austin, Texas, for a "method for managing data in a shared computing environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of storing secret data in a shared computing environment includes defining secret data, such as a password and administration policies according to a schema of a directory server such as a LDAP server. The secret data and administration polices are centrally stored on the LDAP server. The secret data can be encrypted. Administration polices include authorization and authentication policies, and a security zone can be defined for a collection of entities with a common security characteristic, such as a common password. A security zone defines a group of users and the secret data that can be accessed by the group of users. Multiple security zones can be defined. The secret data can be accessed directly from the server of the directory service without accessing another server or data store assuming the administration policies are satisfied." The patent application was filed on July 21, 2006 (11/490,676). 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=8,352,999&OS=8,352,999&RS=8,352,999 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Round Rock Research Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Round Rock Research, Mt. Kisco, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (RE43,918) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for RFID communication." The co-inventors are Mark E. Tuttle, Boise, Idaho, Rickie C. Lake, Meridian, Idaho, Steven F. Schicht, Austin, Texas, and John R. Tuttle, Longmont, Colo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "[.A plurality of battery-operated transceivers encapsulated by lamination to form a sheet of independent transceivers is tested in a two piece fixture that forms an enclosure surrounding each in-sheet transceiver. Each enclosure has an antenna for transmitting a command signal to the transceiver at a known power level and for receiving a reply message from the transceiver containing a power level measurement made by the transceiver. Test methods using the fixture of the present invention are also described..]. .Iadd.An RFID tag and interrogator may each include a transmitter and a receiver. The tag and interrogator may communicate with each other at different frequency bands and may communicate in accordance with a wireless communication protocol..Iaddend." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2007 (11/864,718). 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=RE43,918&OS=RE43,918&RS=RE43,918 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for Virtual Security Appliance ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,353,031) developed by eight co-inventors for a virtual security appliance. The co-inventors are Archana S. Rajan, Santa Monica, Calif., Leo Cohen, Tarzana, Calif., Charlotte W. Chang, Northridge, Calif., Christopher Alexander, Canoga Park, Calif., Gary Sabala, Los Angeles, Alfred C. Hartmann, Round Rock, Texas, Wei Lin, Rowland Heights, Calif., and Brendon Woirhaye, Whittier, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Security from malicious attack is provided for a user environment running in a virtualized environment by a virtual security appliance (VSA) running outside of the user environment, but on the same computer system as the user environment. For example, a VSA running in a virtual machine can provide security for a user environment running in a second virtual machine. The separation of the VSA from the user environment enhances the robustness of the VSA against malicious attacks seeking to disable/bypass the protections of the VSA, while avoiding the costs and complexities of a physical security appliance." The patent application was filed on May 17, 2007 (11/749,970). 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=8,353,031&OS=8,353,031&RS=8,353,031 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Standard Microsystems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Standard Microsystems, Hauppauge, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,657) developed by Mark R. Bohm, Village of Bear Creek, Texas, for a "digital device interconnect interface and system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A simple data transfer mechanism may be combined with static state bus signaling to replace a USB with a digital serial interconnect bus (DSIB). This may eliminate various pull-up/pull-down resistors required in USB, and enable the DSIB to operate with little or no leakage current when the bus is in an idle state, or data transmission state. All required functionality may be implemented using only two signal pins. The DSIB may also enable silicon solutions for high speed USB that do not require a PLL, since the clock may be provided by the transmission source and may thus not need to be recovered from the serial data stream. The DSIB may provide an easy reuse mechanism for USB silicon by enabling a designer to remove the analog PHY and replace it with a serial digital I/O transfer mechanism, while retaining the IP's USB timers, and other protocol specific features." The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2011 (13/246,365). 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=8,352,657&OS=8,352,657&RS=8,352,657 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** JDA Software Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- JDA Software Group, Scottsdale, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,352,336) developed by Arvindh Murugan, Flower Mound, Texas, for a "system and method for allocating manufactured products to sellers using profitable order promising." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method is disclosed for allocating products to one or more sellers. The system includes a database operable to store data associated with one or more enterprises. The system further includes an order promising system coupled with the database and operable to model the flow of the products through the one or more enterprises and allocate resources to the one or more sellers based on the modeled flow of the products." The patent application was filed on April 24, 2008 (12/108,947). 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=8,352,336&OS=8,352,336&RS=8,352,336 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** National Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- National Instruments, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,352,645) developed by four co-inventors for a "single point, device driven data transmission for a real time application." The co-inventors are Rodney W. Cummings, Austin, Texas, William R. Pitts, Coupland, Texas, Matthew M. Brzezinski, Austin, Texas, and Eric L. Singer, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Device driven transfer of data from the device to a memory of a host. The device may receive data from one or more data sources. The device may transfer at least a portion of the data to the memory of the host coupled to the device. Transferring may be performed without an initiation of the transfer by the host. Additionally, transferring may include, for each of the one or more data sources, determining a portion of the memory medium corresponding to the data source, determining a latest value for the data source from the data, and storing the latest value for the data source in the portion of the memory. Storing the latest value may include overwriting a previous value of the data source when the previous value exists in the portion of the memory medium." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2009 (12/472,605). 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=8,352,645&OS=8,352,645&RS=8,352,645 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Dynamically Provisioning Virtual Machines ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,953) developed by four co-inventors for "dynamically provisioning virtual machines." The co-inventors are James J. Bozek, Bothell, Wash., Bruce A. Smith, Austin, Texas, Edward S. Suffern, Chapel Hill, N.C., and James L. Wooldridge, Fall City, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Virtual machines are managed on the basis of data obtained from a management information database of a network switch having a plurality of Ethernet links coupled to compute nodes running a plurality of virtual machines. A management entity, such as a provisioning manager, determines the amount of network bandwidth being utilized through each of the first and second Ethernet links and the amount of network bandwidth being utilized by the Internet Protocol addresses attributable to each of the virtual machines. Accordingly, one of the virtual machines may be migrated from one compute node to another compute node coupled to an Ethernet link having a greater amount of unutilized network bandwidth. Virtual machines may be dynamically migrated in order to provide each virtual machine with a required amount of network bandwidth." The patent application was filed on Dec. 3, 2009 (12/630,607). 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=8,352,953&OS=8,352,953&RS=8,352,953 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** BMC Software Assigned Patent for Method To Automatically Redirect SRB Routines to a zIIP Eligible Enclave ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- BMC Software, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,352,947) developed by Michel Laviolette, Cedar Park, Texas, for "method to automatically redirect SRB routines to a zIIP eligible enclave." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A Method to redirect SRB routines from otherwise non-zIIP eligible processes on an IBM z/OS series mainframe to a zIIP eligible enclave is disclosed. This redirection is achieved by intercepting otherwise blocked operations and allowing them to complete processing without errors imposed by the zIIP processor configuration. After appropriately intercepting and redirecting these blocked operations more processing may be performed on the more financially cost effective zIIP processor by users of mainframe computing environments." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2009 (12/565,549). 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=8,352,947&OS=8,352,947&RS=8,352,947 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** BMC Software Assigned Patent for Method to Automatically ReDirect SRB Routines to a zIIP Eligible Enclave ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- BMC Software, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,352,948) developed by Michel Laviolette, Cedar Park, Texas, for a "method to automatically ReDirect SRB routines to a zIIP eligible enclave." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A Method to redirect SRB routines from otherwise non-zIIP eligible processes on an IBM z/OS series mainframe to a zIIP eligible enclave is disclosed. This redirection is achieved by intercepting otherwise blocked operations and allowing them to complete processing without errors imposed by the zIIP processor configuration. After appropriately intercepting and redirecting these blocked operations more processing may be performed on the more financially cost effective zIIP processor by users of mainframe computing environments." The patent application was filed on Oct. 20, 2009 (12/582,296). 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=8,352,948&OS=8,352,948&RS=8,352,948 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and System for Topology Modeling ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,912) developed by seven co-inventors for a "method and system for topology modeling." The co-inventors are Mandar Ganesh Bhatkhande, Milpitas, Calif., Srikanth Bhattiprolu, Santa Clara, Calif., Atul Ravindra Daherkar, Cedar Park, Texas, Thomas Pollinger, San Mateo, Calif., Charles James Redlin, Rochester, Minn., Chidanandan Theyancheri, Pleasanton, Calif., and Kai Mike Zhang, Lake Oswego, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer program product is provided. The computer program product includes a computer useable medium having a computer readable program. The computer readable program when executed on a computer causes the computer to generate a topology role in a topology role tier that is included in a topology pattern. Further, the computer readable program when executed on a computer causes the computer to create a component in a component tier that is defined in the topology pattern such that the component corresponds to the topology role. In addition, the computer readable program when executed on a computer causes the computer to map the topology role to a deployment target." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2008 (12/335,475). 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=8,352,912&OS=8,352,912&RS=8,352,912 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Verification Techniques for Liveness Checking of Logic Designs ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,894) developed by four co-inventors for "verification techniques for liveness checking of logic designs." The co-inventors are Jason R. Baumgartner, Austin, Texas, Paul Joseph Roessler, Austin, Texas, Ohad Shacham, Israel, and Jiazhao Xu, Mount Kisco, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique for verification of a logic design using a liveness-to-safety conversion includes assigning liveness gates for liveness properties of a netlist and assigning a single loop gate to provide a loop signal for the liveness gates. Assertion of the single loop gate is prevented when none of the liveness gates are asserted. A first state of the netlist is sampled and the sampled first state provides an initial state for a first behavioral loop for at least one of the liveness gates following the assertion of the single loop gate. The sampled first state of the first behavioral loop is compared with a later state of the first behavioral loop to determine if the sampled first state is repeated. A liveness violation is returned when the sampled first state is repeated and an associated one of the liveness gates remains asserted for a duration of the first behavioral loop." The patent application was filed on Feb. 23, 2012 (13/403,799). 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=8,352,894&OS=8,352,894&RS=8,352,894 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,352,428) developed by George W. Wood, Austin, Texas, and Amol V. Bhinge, Austin, Texas, for a "network file update mechanism with integrity assurance." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An approach is provided that receives a file request and maintains a set of file versions of the requested file on a network-accessible storage media. The file versions are retrieved from the network accessible storage media along with expected hash values corresponding to each of the file versions. The retrieved file versions are stored in a second nonvolatile storage media, such as a local nonvolatile storage. File versions are selected from newest to oldest. When a file version is selected, a hash value is computed for the file and this hash value is compared to the expected hash value that corresponds to the selected file version. The first (newest) file version with a hash value that matches the expected hash value is selected and returned to the requestor." The patent application was filed on Dec. 7, 2009 (12/632,773). 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=83,52,428.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,428&RS=PN/83,52,428 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Method and System for Upgrading Software or Firmware by Using Drag and Drop Mechanism ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,934) developed by Amol Borole, San Antonio, Jean-Francois Vincent, Cupertino, Calif., and Manoj Panda, San Jose, Calif., for a "method and system for upgrading software or firmware by using drag and drop mechanism." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention relates to upgrading software or firmware in a network. The invention simplify the process of upgrading the software or firmware by using a drag and drop mechanism. Accordingly, with the help of a user-friendly GUI, a user initiates the process of upgrading by dragging and dropping a software icon onto a device icon. The software icon may represent the software to be used for upgrading and the device icon may represent a network device including the software or firmware that is to be upgraded. A set of checks is performed during the process of upgrading. The set of checks includes checking the compatibility of the software used for upgrading with the network device." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2011 (13/163,034). 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=8,352,934&OS=8,352,934&RS=8,352,934 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for SQL Queries for Simple Network Management Protocol Management Information Base Tables ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,459) developed by David Joel Pennell Sr., Dripping Springs, Texas, and Alexander Pikovsky, Lexington, Mass., for "SQL queries for simple network management protocol management information base tables." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for optimizing SQL queries for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Information Base (MIB) tables. An SNMP client receives a source query defined in structured query language to access data stored in one or more MIB tables. The SNMP client parses the source query into one or more queries and sub-queries and applies sets of optimization rules and heuristics to the source query to generate a query execution plan for each set of optimization rules and heuristics applied to the source query. The SNMP client selects an optimal query execution plan from the generated query execution plans and rewrites the source query as a SNMP-based query using the optimization rules and heuristics specified in the optimal query execution plan. The SNMP-based query may then be used to retrieve the data requested by the source query without performing a full query scan of the MIB tables." The patent application was filed on July 23, 2009 (12/508,062). 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=83,52,459.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,459&RS=PN/83,52,459 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus to Broadcast Advanced Television System Committee Video in Switched Digital Video Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,352,979) developed by Brad Allen Medford, Austin, Texas, Debra Ann Phillips, Austin, Texas, and Vernon Daniel Reed, Austin, Texas, for "methods and apparatus to broadcast advanced television system committee video in switched digital video systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus are disclosed to broadcast advanced television system committee (ATSC) video in switched digital video (SDV) systems. An example SDV broadcast method includes de-multiplexing at least one program stream from at least one of a plurality of multiple program transport streams (MPTSs), and connecting at least one program stream to a SDV broadcast engine." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2005 (11/112,299). 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=8,352,979&OS=8,352,979&RS=8,352,979 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Virtual Cluster Proxy to Virtual I/O Server Manager Interface ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,940) developed by four co-inventors for a "virtual cluster proxy to virtual I/O server manager interface." The co-inventors are James A. Pafumi, Leander, Texas, Veena Patwari, Austin, Texas, Priya Paul, Round Rock, Texas, and Steven Edward Royer, Rochester, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An interface is provided between a virtual cluster proxy and a virtual I/O server on a logical partitioned platform. The virtual I/O server is configured to support virtual real memory. A command is received from a virtual cluster proxy. The virtual cluster proxy identifies whether the command is a virtual real memory command or a virtualization command. Virtual real memory commands and virtualization commands are marked by the virtual cluster proxy with a virtualization marker. The virtualization marker indicates that the command is a virtual real memory command or a virtualization command. The command is then forwarded to a logical partitioned platform. A virtual memory manager intercepts the command and identifies whether the command has been marked with the virtualization marker. If the command is marked with the virtualization marker, the virtual memory manager reroutes the command to the virtual I/O server." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2008 (12/135,876). 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=8,352,940&OS=8,352,940&RS=8,352,940 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Rockwell Automation Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Rockwell Automation Technologies, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,352,394) developed by Brian Kent Stephenson, Georgetown, Texas, David G. Hoch, Falmouth, Maine, and L. Paul Collete III, Westminster, Mass., for a "validation of laboratory test data based on predicted values of property-of-interest." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides novel techniques for validating laboratory data values for properties of interest of products produced by a process system. In particular, samples of the product may be sent to a laboratory testing facility, where laboratory testing procedures may be used to obtain the laboratory data values for the property of interest. The laboratory data values may be sent to a control system which includes a laboratory data validation module. The laboratory data validation module may be capable of validating the laboratory data values of the property of interest by comparing the laboratory data values of the property of interest with predicted values generated by a model. The model may be created using inputs such as laboratory and measured data values of the property of interest as well as laboratory and measured data values of other properties of the product. In particular, the laboratory data validation module may, in certain embodiments, include a laboratory data validation model, which may aid the validation of the laboratory data values of the property of interest." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2008 (12/242,670). 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=83,52,394.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,394&RS=PN/83,52,394 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Improving the Effectiveness of Decision Trees ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,409) developed by five co-inventors for "systems and methods for improving the effectiveness of decision trees." The co-inventors are Sourabh Satish, Fremont, Calif., Nicholas Graf, Culver City, Calif., Lachlan Orr, Austin, Texas, Shane Pereira, Newbury Park, Calif., and Scott Sullivan, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for improving the effectiveness of decision trees are disclosed. In one example, an exemplary method for performing such a task may include: 1) receiving, from at least one computing device, a) a sample, b) a classification assigned to the sample by a decision tree employed by the computing device, and c) identification information for a branch configuration that resulted in the classification, 2) determining that the decision tree incorrectly classified the sample, and then 3) excluding the offending branch configuration from future decision trees. An exemplary method for dynamically adjusting the confidence of decision-tree classifications based on community-supplied data, along with corresponding systems and computer-readable media, are also described." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2009 (12/495,621). 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=83,52,409.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,409&RS=PN/83,52,409 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method for Virtual Environment Preservation Based on Automated Item Reduction ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,871) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and method for virtual environment preservation based on automated item reduction." The co-inventors are Rick A. Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., Neal M. Keller, Pleasantville, N.Y., Brian M. O'Connell, Cary, N.C., Clifford A. Pickover, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Keith R. Walker, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code, includes detecting one of an absence of a virtual universe (VU) occurrence in a VU within a predetermined time period, a special event in the VU and a change of real world status from a previous real world status. Additionally, the method includes determining a VU asset of a VU resident relevant to the VU occurrence, the special event or the previous real world status. Further, the method includes performing an automated asset reduction of the VU asset based on the determining." The patent application was filed on Dec. 4, 2008 (12/328,298). 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=8,352,871&OS=8,352,871&RS=8,352,871 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Action Representation During Slide Generation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,865) developed by six co-inventors for an "action representation during slide generation." The co-inventors are Paul Bradford Vaughan, Pittsburgh, James Eric Tilton, Austin, Texas, Christopher Morgan Connors, San Jose, Calif., Ralph Lynn Melton, Pittsburgh, Jay Christopher Capela, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Ted Stephen Boda, Santa Clara, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for displaying object animations on a slide are disclosed. In accordance with these techniques, objects on a slide may be assigned actions when generating or editing the slide. The effects of the actions on the slide are depicted using one or more respective representations which represent the slide as it will appear after implementation of one or more corresponding actions." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2008 (12/345,513). 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=8,352,865&OS=8,352,865&RS=8,352,865 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Incorporating Representational Authenticity into Virtual World Interactions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,401) developed by Tsz S. Cheng, Grand Prairie, Texas, and Gregory P. Fitzpatrick, Keller, Texas, for an "incorporating representational authenticity into virtual world interactions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system that incorporates representational authenticity into virtual world interactions can include user representational authenticity data and a virtual world computing system. The user representational authenticity data can be used to describe the physical characteristics of a human user. The physical characteristics can be quantified utilizing standardized measurement techniques. The virtual world computing system can be configured to adjudicate the conduction of interactions performed by a virtual representation of the human user within the virtual world environment utilizing the user representational authenticity data." The patent application was filed on April 8, 2009 (12/420,641). 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=83,52,401.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,401&RS=PN/83,52,401 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,352,867) developed by Ibrahim M. Itani, Irving, Texas, for a predictive monitoring dashboard.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device receives information associated with a job implemented in a network, calculates a statistic based on the information associated with the job, calculates a score for the statistic, calculates health check information based on the information associated with the job, receives information associated with an executing job, and provides for display the calculated statistic, the statistic score, the calculated health check information, and a snapshot of the information associated with the executing job." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2007 (11/959,110). 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=8,352,867&OS=8,352,867&RS=8,352,867 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Futurewei Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Futurewei Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,352,537) developed by Harbhajan Singh Virdee, Allen, Texas, for an "object modeling scheme for next generation network wavelength division multiplexing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus comprising a plurality of entities associated with a network element (NE), wherein the entities are associated with each other in a hierarchical architecture, wherein each entity is assigned an Access Identifiers (AID), and wherein each AID comprises a prefix that indicates a type for the corresponding entity and a numerical field that indicates the association between the corresponding entities and the remaining entities. Also disclosed is an apparatus comprising at least one processor configured to implement a method comprising assigning an AID to each of a plurality of NE entities having a hierarchical relationship, wherein the AID comprises a prefix comprising no more than about five characters and a numerical string consisting essentially of numbers, and managing the NE entities using the AIDs." The patent application was filed on Sept. 8, 2009 (12/555,416). 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=8,352,537&OS=8,352,537&RS=8,352,537 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Conditioned Delivery of Electronic Mail ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,556) developed by five co-inventors for a "conditioned delivery of electronic mail." The co-inventors are Susann Marie Keohane, Austin, Texas, Gerald Francis McBrearty, Austin, Texas, Shawn Patrick Mullen, Buda, Texas, Jessica Murillo, Hutto, Texas, and Johnny Meng-Han Shieh, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for conditioned distribution of e-mail is provided. Delivery of an e-mail message to selected second recipients (equivalently addressees) may be conditioned on a set of preselected conditions, in particular to a set of conditions associated with the delivery of the e-mail to a set of first recipients. In response to message delivery notifications corresponding to the set of first recipients, a determination is made if the delivery conditions are satisfied, and delivery to the set of second recipients made accordingly. Delivery to a set of third recipients may be likewise conditioned on another set of conditions." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2008 (12/176,393). 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=8,352,556&OS=8,352,556&RS=8,352,556 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Libredigital Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Libredigital, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,352,849) developed by Billy P. Taylor, Cedar Park, Texas, for a "method, system and computer program product for providing digital content." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method performed by a computer system. The method includes storing a version of a mass-produced printed paper, identifying at least a subset of characters within the version, and in response to the identified subset, forming at least one hyperlink within the version, the version being displayable on a display device as a likeness of the paper including an indicator of a hyperlink." The patent application was filed on May 28, 2010 (12/790,419). 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=8,352,849.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,849&RS=PN/8,352,849 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,798) developed by five co-inventors for a "failure detection and fencing in a computing system." The co-inventors are Andrew David Buckler, Markham, Canada, Christian Marcelo Garcia-Arellano, Markham, Canada, David Alan Hepkin, Austin, Texas, Matthew Albert Huras, Toronto, and Aamer Sachedina, Markham, Canada.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, computer program product, and system for detecting and fencing off a failed entity instance so that failover time in the computing system is reduced. Upon detection of a failed entity, for example a failed process, a signal handler invokes an operating system interface to fence off the failed instance from modifying its persistent state, so that the entity may be re-instantiated prior to termination of the failed instance. This approach reduces failover time and eliminates split-brain problems without compromising access to the failed instance to obtain diagnostic information, core dumps, and the like." The patent application was filed on Dec. 10, 2009 (12/635,338). 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=8,352,798.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,798&RS=PN/8,352,798 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System to Improve Memory Failure Management and Associated Methods ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,806) developed by seven co-inventors for a "system to improve memory failure management and associated methods." The co-inventors are Marc A. Gollub, Round Rock, Texas, Luis A. Lastras-Montano, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., Piyush C. Patel, Cary, N.C., Eric E. Retter, Austin, Texas, Barry M. Trager, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Shmuel Winograd, Scarsdale, N.Y., and Kenneth L. Wright, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system to improve memory failure management may include memory, and an error control decoder to determine failures in the memory. The system may also include an agent that may monitor failures in the memory. The system may further include a table where the error control decoder may record the failures, and where the agent can read and write to." The patent application was filed on Jan. 31, 2008 (12/023,498). 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=8,352,806.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,806&RS=PN/8,352,806 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,352,816) developed by Gary L. Swoboda, Sugar Land, Texas, for an "adapter leads connected to test circuitry and third leads set." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for sharing a communications link between multiple protocols is described. A system includes a communications interface configured to exchange information with other systems using at least one of a plurality of protocols; a protocol select register that stores a value that selects a protocol from among the plurality of protocols to become an active protocol; and a state machine accessible to the communications interface, the state machine used to control the exchange of information through the communications interface according to the active protocol. The active protocol is used by the communications interface to exchange information while the remaining protocols of the plurality of protocols remain inactive. The state machine sequences through a series of states that cause the communications interface to operate according to the active protocol, and that are designated as inert sequences under the remaining protocols." The patent application was filed on Jan. 31, 2012 (13/362,883). 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=8,352,816.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,816&RS=PN/8,352,816 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,352,813) developed by Chen He, Austin, Texas, and Gary L. Miller, Austin, Texas, for a "transition fault testing for a non-volatile memory." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is for testing a non-volatile memory. A base data pattern is defined for a first pageset of the non-volatile memory. The non-volatile memory has a plurality of pages which comprise words. The base pattern is arranged so that each bitpair of a plurality of bitpairs that includes one of a group consisting of even bitpairs and odd bitpairs formed from all of the words exhibits all possible bitpair transitions during sequential accesses of the pages of the plurality of pages. The base pattern is stored in the first pageset. The pages of the plurality of pages of the first pageset are accessed sequentially." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2009 (12/570,261). 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=8,352,813.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,813&RS=PN/8,352,813 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,352,792) developed by Lee D. Whetsel, Parker, Texas, for a "TAM with scan frame copy register coupled with serial output." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Testing of an electrical device is achieved by providing a test access mechanism within the device that can receive scan frames from an external tester. The received scan frames contain stimulus data to be applied to circuitry within the device to be tested, a command for enabling a test control operation, and a frame marker bit to indicate the end of the scan frame pattern. The inputting of scan frames can occur continuously and simultaneous with a commanded test control operation." The patent application was filed on June 10, 2011 (13/157,927). 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=8,352,792.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,792&RS=PN/8,352,792 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for System and Method of Monitoring a Central Processing Unit in Real Time ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,352,759) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method of monitoring a central processing unit in real time." The co-inventors are Steven S. Thomson, San Diego, Ali Iranli, San Diego, Michael J. Drop, San Diego, Vinodh R. Cuppu, Oceanside, Calif., Christopher Kong Yee Chun, Austin, Texas, Tao Xue, San Diego, Haw-Jing Lo, San Diego, and Moinul H. Kahn, San Diego.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of monitoring one or more central processing units in real time is disclosed. The method may include monitoring state data associated with the one or more CPUs in real-time, filtering the state data, and at least partially based on filtered state data, selectively altering one or more system settings." The patent application was filed on Aug. 19, 2010 (12/859,424). 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=8,352,759.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,759&RS=PN/8,352,759 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Off-loading of Processing from a Processor Blade to Storage Blades ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,710) developed by six co-inventors for an "off-loading of processing from a processor blade to storage blades." The co-inventors are Robert H. Bell Jr., Austin, Texas, Jose Raul Escalera, Austin, Texas, Octavian Florin Herescu, Austin, Texas, Vernon Walter Miller, Tucson, Ariz., Sergio Reyes, Cedar Park, Texas, and Michael Declan Roll, Tucson, Ariz.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A processor blade determines whether a selected processing task is to be off-loaded to a storage blade for processing. The selected processing task is off-loaded to the storage blade via a planar bus communication path, in response to determining that the selected processing task is to be off-loaded to the storage blade. The off-loaded selected processing task is processed in the storage blade. The storage blade communicates the results of the processing of the off-loaded selected processing task to the processor blade." The patent application was filed on Jan. 19, 2009 (12/356,030). 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=8,352,710.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,710&RS=PN/8,352,710 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Method, System and Apparatus for Low-power Storage of Processor Context Information ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,770) developed by four co-inventors for a "method, system and apparatus for low-power storage of processor context information." The co-inventors are Bruce L. Fleming, Morgan Hill, Calif., Ashish V. Choubal, Austin, Texas, Sanjoy K. Mondal, Austin, Texas, and Belliappa M. Kuttanna, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for saving and/or retrieving context information of a processor core for a power state transition. The processor core resides in a complex power domain variously transitioning between a plurality of power states. The processor core includes a local context storage area for storage and retrieval of processor core context information. A low power context storage resides in a nominal power domain external to the complex power domain. Context information of the processor core is stored to the low power context storage based on whether a power state transition of the complex power domain includes a transition to power down the processor core." The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2009 (12/567,707). 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=8,352,770.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,770&RS=PN/8,352,770 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Data Processing System Memory Allocation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,702) developed by four co-inventors for a "data processing system memory allocation." The co-inventors are Orlando O'Neill, Evanston, Ill., Brian Paul Sobocinski, Austin, Texas, Victor Anthony Garibay, Leander, Texas, and Natalie Ann Hawes, Round Rock, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a data processing system with multiple logical partitions that isolate memory resources for applications contained in the logical partitions. A method is provided for moving a specific memory quantity between two logical partitions by first computing a threshold amount. Then, if the specific memory quantity to be transferred is less than the threshold amount, removing the threshold amount from memory assigned in the first partition and adding the threshold amount to memory assigned in the second partition. However, if the specific memory quantity is greater than the threshold amount, the method provides for removing an amount equal to the threshold from memory assigned in the first partition and adding that threshold amount to memory assigned in the second partition and repeating the removing and adding steps until the specific memory quantity has been transferred." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2009 (12/640,233). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,352,702.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,702&RS=PN/8,352,702 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Oversubscribing Branch Circuits While Lowering Power Distribution Costs ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,757) developed by four co-inventors for an "oversubscribing branch circuits while lowering power distribution costs." The co-inventors are Patrick K. Egan, Rochester, Minn., Wesley M. Felter, Austin, Texas, Karthick Rajamani, Austin, Texas, Juan C. Rubio, Austin, Texas, and Malcolm S. Ware, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism is provided for oversubscribing branch circuits. An active energy management mechanism determines a cumulative wattage rating using power consumption information for a powered element, the power consumption information is for a primary and a redundant portion of the powered element. The active energy management mechanism determines a power reduction power cap to be used by the powered element in the event of a loss of either a primary or a redundant power source supplied to the powered element using the cumulative wattage rating, a branch circuit rating, and a circuit breaker rating for the powered element. The active energy management mechanism sends the power reduction power cap to the powered element in order that the powered element reduces power to the power reduction power cap in the event of the loss of either the primary power source or the redundant power source supplied to the powered element." The patent application was filed on Jan. 12, 2010 (12/686,008). 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=8,352,757&OS=8,352,757&RS=8,352,757 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Allocating Computer Resources in a Cloud Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,611) developed by Hari Haranath Maddhuri, Austin, Texas, and Sudhee Nagabhushan Subrahmanya, Austin, Texas, for "allocating computer resources in a cloud environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, data processing system, and computer program product for managing resources. A request for resources in the network data processing system is received. The request comprises requested values for a plurality of attributes for the resources in the network data processing system. In response to receiving the request, potential resources in the network data processing system are identified. The request is evaluated using a function configured to generate identified values for the plurality of attributes from the requested values in the request based on proximity scores for the plurality of attributes in the potential resources relative to an ideal allocation of the potential resources and resource weights for the plurality of attributes in the potential resources." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2010 (12/826,312). 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=8,352,611&OS=8,352,611&RS=8,352,611 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Advanced Micro Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Advanced Micro Devices, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,352,688) developed by six co-inventors for "preventing unintended loss of transactional data in hardware transactional memory systems." The co-inventors are Jaewoong Chung, Bellevue, Wash., David S. Christie, Austin, Texas, Michael P. Hohmuth, Dresden, Germany, Stephan Diestelhorst, Dresden, Germany, Martin T. Pohlack, Dresden, Germany, and Luke Yen, Ayer, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus are disclosed for implementing early release of speculatively read data in a hardware transactional memory system. A processing core comprises a hardware transactional memory system configured to receive an early release indication for a specified word of a group of words in a read set of an active transaction. The early release indication comprises a request to remove the specified word from the read set. In response to the early release request, the processing core removes the group of words from the read set only after determining that no word in the group other than the specified word has been speculatively read during the active transaction." The patent application was filed on Nov. 15, 2010 (12/946,743). 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=8,352,688.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,688&RS=PN/8,352,688 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Secure Application Routing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,729) developed by Robert S. Manning, Leander, Texas, Linda A. Zimmer, Austin, Texas, and Jos M. Accapadi, Austin, Texas, for a secure application routing.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a computer implemented method and apparatus to secure a routing path. A local node receives a request for secure route identification from an upstream node. Responsive to receiving a request for secure route identification, the local node transmits a local node security level and an authentication key to the upstream node. The local node determines whether at least one downstream node is authentic and has sufficient security level from a second-level downstream node. The local node may then establish a socket to the upstream node." The patent application was filed on 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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