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[November 21, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Nov. 21)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Policy Decision Stash for Storage Lifecycle Management ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,315,993) developed by Marc Adam Kaplan, Katonah, N.Y., for a "policy decision stash for storage lifecycle management." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There is provided, in a computer processing system, an apparatus for storage lifecycle management for a plurality of managed objects. The apparatus includes a policy decision manager for creating and managing a policy decision stash. The policy decision stash is associated with predictive policy decisions for the plurality of managed objects and is configured to allow the predictive policy decisions for the plurality of managed objects to be incrementally updated and accessed in the policy decision stash by a policy identifier and an effective timestamp." The patent application was filed on May 13, 2005 (11/129,275). 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=83,15,993.PN.&OS=PN/83,15,993&RS=PN/83,15,993 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** Dolby Laboratories Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Dolby Laboratories Licensing, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,316,011) developed by Junfeng He, New York, Regunathan Radhakrishnan, San Bruno, Calif., and Wenyu Jiang, Beijing, for a "non-parametric measurement of media fingerprint weak bits." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A value is computed for a feature in an instance of query content and compared to a threshold value. Based on the comparison, first and second bits in a hash value, which is derived from the query content feature, are determined. Conditional probability values are computed for the likelihood that quantized values of the first and the second bits equal corresponding quantized bit values of a target or reference feature value. The conditional probabilities are compared and a relative strength determined for the first and second bits, which directly corresponds to the conditional probability. The bit with the lowest bit strength is selected as the weakbit. The value of the weakbit is toggled to generate a variation of the query hash value. The query may be extended using the query hash value variation." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2011 (13/173,462). 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=83,16,011.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,011&RS=PN/83,16,011 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Consistency Sensitive Streaming Operators ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,315,990) developed by four co-inventors for "consistency sensitive streaming operators." The co-inventors are Roger S. Barga, Bellevue, Wash., Jonathan D. Goldstein, Kirkland, Wash., Mohamed Ali, Bellevue, Wash., and Mingsheng Hong, Ithaca, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A new approach for handling stream imperfections based on speculative execution involves the retraction of incorrect events facilitated using operators to remove speculatively produced incorrect output. Additionally, parameters are disclosed that define a spectrum of consistency levels. A first parameter, maximum blocking time, exposes a tradeoff between a degree of speculation and latency. A second parameter, the maximum time data is remembered before being purged from the system, exposes a tradeoff between state size and correctness. Varying these two parameters produces a spectrum of consistency levels (e.g., strong, middle, weak) which address the specific tradeoffs built into other systems. Retraction is accomplished using operators that include Select, AlterLifetime, Join, Sum, Align, and Finalize." The patent application was filed on Nov. 8, 2007 (11/937,118). 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=83,15,990.PN.&OS=PN/83,15,990&RS=PN/83,15,990 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Creston Electronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Creston Electronics, Rockleigh, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,316,027) developed by John Pavlik, Ossining, N.Y., for "searching two or more media sources for media." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Presented is a method for obtaining a single set of media search results from a search of media sources. The method includes providing a search query, executing a search of each of the media sources for media based on the provided search query, generating results of the searches, and consolidating the results of the searches into the single set of search results that include a list of media items with associated metadata. The method further includes organizing the media items into groups. Each of the groups includes media items that have similar content. The similarity of the content is defined by the media items' associated metadata meeting a metadata matching threshold. The method further includes filtering the groups, sorting the groups of media items with respect to each other, sorting the media items within the groups, and displaying the groups of media items." The patent application was filed on March 12, 2010 (12/722,771). 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=83,16,027.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,027&RS=PN/83,16,027 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Efficient Management of Customized Functionality within Shared Data Objects ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,315,996) developed by Scott M. McClements, Hyde Park, N.Y., and Kaushik Mukherjee, Wapingers Falls, N.Y., for an "efficient management of customized functionality within shared data objects." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system and computer program product for configuring an application instance. A first path by which an application instance is configured to access a version of a resource is determined. Additionally, a determination is made as to whether a configuration associated with the application instance exists in a shared resource area. If the configuration does not exist, a base version of the resource is modified to generate a customized version. A second path is determined, and the customized version is stored thereat. If the configuration exists, the second path is determined such that the resource included in the configuration can be accessed thereat. A symbolic link having an origin of the first path and a destination of the second path is created. Using the present invention, multiple application instances can efficiently share customized versions of resources." The patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2008 (12/191,219). 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=83,15,996.PN.&OS=PN/83,15,996&RS=PN/83,15,996 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,316,441) developed by six co-inventors for a "system for protecting information." The co-inventors are Patrick J. Ballester, Candor, N.Y., David R. Menigoz, Vestal, N.Y., Steven J. Pratt, Endicott, N.Y., Walter S. Richter, Newark Valley, N.Y., Max Smirnoff, Endicott, N.Y., and James W. Tripp, Apalachin, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system in accordance with the present invention protects information. The system includes a processor for processing information and a state machine utilizing tables for determining protection requirements for the information." The patent application was filed on Nov. 14, 2007 (11/985,186). 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=8,316,441&OS=8,316,441&RS=8,316,441 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** IGT Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- IGT, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (RE43,822) developed by five co-inventors for "systems and methods for resolving a hand of blackjack that results in a push." The co-inventors are Jay S. Walker, Ridgefield, Conn., James A. Jorasch, New York, Daniel E. Tedesco, Huntington, Conn., Geoffrey M. Gelman, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Peter Kim, Cupertino, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are provided for resolving a hand of blackjack played by a player. If it is determined that the hand of blackjack has resulted in a push, then it is determined if the player has won the hand of blackjack based on a random outcome. For example, a dealer may receive from the player an indication of a wager amount associated with a hand of blackjack. The hand of blackjack may then be played according to traditional rules. If it is determined that the hand has resulted in a push, an indication of a random outcome may be received. The random outcome may be, for example, statistically independent of the hand of blackjack. Based on the random outcome, it is determined if the player has won the hand of blackjack. If the player has won, he or she receives payment of a winning amount based on the wager amount." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2008 (12/346,342). 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=RE43,822&OS=RE43,822&RS=RE43,822 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method, Framework, and Program Product for Formatting and Serving Web Content ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,348) developed by six co-inventors for a "method, framework, and program product for formatting and serving web content." The co-inventors are Zhiqiang Liu, Kennesaw, Ga., Jennifer Lai, Garrison, N.Y., Brian J. McDonald, Minneapolis, Laurie Miller, Lyons, Colo., Karen A. Ughetta, Raleigh, N.C., and Yael Ravin, Mount Kisco, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides an approach and corresponding framework that separates data from its formatting/view by generating the dynamic JavaScript (data) as a set (e.g., at least one) of JavaScript (data) objects, without any HTML formatting. Then, a set of JavaScript functions can be created that takes the set of JavaScript objects as a parameter, and outputs all or a subset of this data object in a format determined by this JavaScript function. In general, these formatting functions can be static, rather than dynamic, JavaScript. This approach has the advantage of providing a much greater degree of formatting flexibility, without the need for each new format to establish a connection with the back-end system providing the data." The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2007 (11/835,768). 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=8,316,348&OS=8,316,348&RS=8,316,348 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** American Express Travel Related Services Assigned Patent for Using Commercial Share of Wallet to Manage Vendors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- American Express Travel Related Services, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,315,933) developed by eight co-inventors for "using commercial share of wallet to manage vendors." The co-inventors are Kathleen Haggerty, Staten Island, N.Y., Charles Christopher Lyon, Phoenix, Benedict O. Okoh, New York, Robert E. Phelan, Mendham, N.J., Jon Kevin Ruterman, Glendale, Ariz., Geraldine A. Turner, Sandy Hook, Va., Chao M. Yuan, Montclair, N.J., and Arnab Biswas, Calcutta, India.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Commercial size of spending wallet ("CSoSW") is the total business spend of a business including cash but excluding bartered items. Commercial share of wallet ("CSoW") is the portion of the spending wallet that is captured by a particular financial company. A modeling approach utilizes various data sources to provide outputs that describe a company's spend capacity. Government agencies, procurement departments, and others that patronize small businesses can use CSoW/CSoSW to determine businesses that should be awarded contracts and businesses that should be denied. CSoW/CSoSW may also be used to manage approved vendor lists." The patent application was filed on Jan. 23, 2012 (13/356,270). 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=8,315,933&OS=8,315,933&RS=8,315,933 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Concurrent Embedded Application Update ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,363) developed by Michael D. Hocker, Staatsburg, N.Y., Mark D. Marik, Denver, N.C., and Jimmie R. Mayfield Jr., Lexington, Ky., for a "concurrent embedded application update." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Providing concurrent embedded application updates comprising a first computer processor for executing a first embedded application, the executing generating a first plurality of processing threads, the first computer processor coupled to a first storage location and a second storage location. The first computer processor configured to accept and process instructions from a host system, receive one or more notifications indicating that a second embedded application has been successfully loaded into one of the first storage location and the second storage location, terminate execution of the first plurality of processing threads in response to receiving the one or more notifications, and execute the second embedded application while continuing to accept instructions from the host system and without restarting in response to receiving the one or more notifications." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2010 (12/822,799). 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=8,316,363&OS=8,316,363&RS=8,316,363 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,316,407) developed by four co-inventors for a "video system interface kernel." The co-inventors are Mi-Suen Lee, New York, Yun-Ting Lin, White Plains, N.Y., Carolyn Christine Ramsey, Pleasantville, N.Y., and Tomas Brodsky, Croton on Hudson, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A video interface kernel with a defined application program interface includes each of a plurality of core functions for interfacing with video equipment and video processing subsystems. The core functions include such functions as video capture and video output, video recording and playback, and event notification. Functions of the video interface kernel also include video analysis functions and/or interfaces to analysis subsystems, as well as interfaces to point-of-sale terminals, access control systems, and location tracking systems. An intelligent video management module facilitates managing the interactions among the other modules of the kernel, further simplifying the application level interface." The patent application was filed on April 4, 2006 (11/397,776). 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=8,316,407&OS=8,316,407&RS=8,316,407 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** American Express Travel Related Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- American Express Travel Related Services, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,315,942) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for development and use of a credit score based on spend capacity." The co-inventors are Kathleen Haggerty, Staten Island, N.Y., Benedict O. Okoh, New York, Peter L. Williamson, Larchmont, N.Y., and Chao M. Yuan, Montclair, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Share of Wallet ("SOW") is a modeling approach that utilizes various data sources to provide outputs that describe a consumers spending capability, tradeline history including balance transfers, and balance information. These outputs can be appended to data profiles of customers and prospects and can be utilized to support decisions involving prospecting, new applicant evaluation, and customer management across the lifecycle. A SOW score focusing on a consumer's spending capability can be used in the same manner as a credit bureau score." The patent application was filed on Jan. 5, 2011 (12/984,801). 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=8,315,942&OS=8,315,942&RS=8,315,942 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Collecting Failure Information on Error Correction Code (ECC) Protected Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,284) developed by Arthur J. O'Neill, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., and Patrick J. Meaney, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for "collecting failure information on error correction code (ECC) protected data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods of error correction code (ECC) debugging may comprise detecting whether a bit error has occurred; determining which bit or bits were in error; and using the bit error information for debug. The method may further comprise comparing ECC syndromes against one or more ECC syndrome patterns. The method may allow for accumulating bit error information, comparing error bit failures against a pattern, trapping data, counting errors, determining pick/drop information, or stopping the machine for debug." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2009 (12/360,402). 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=8,316,284.PN.&OS=PN/8,316,284&RS=PN/8,316,284 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** John Mezzalingua Associates Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- John Mezzalingua Associates, East Syracuse, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,163) developed by Stephen J. Skeels, Manlius, N.Y., and Steven K. Shafer, Chittenango, N.Y., for an "HDMI-quality content transmission along a single medium." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a presentation system, a source device provides uncompressed presentation content in an HDMI format. A first conversion device converts the uncompressed presentation content to an uncompressed second format and entirely transmits the uncompressed presentation content in the second format along an electrically conductive member. A second conversion device receives the uncompressed presentation content in the second format from the conductive member and converts the uncompressed presentation content to the HDMI format. For example, the conductive member may be that of a coaxial cable." The patent application was filed on Sept. 10, 2007 (11/852,699). 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=83,16,163.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,163&RS=PN/83,16,163 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Interruption Facility for Adjunct Processor Queues ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,172) developed by four co-inventors for an "interruption facility for adjunct processor queues." The co-inventors are Charles W. Gainey Jr., Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Klaus Meissner, Herrenberg, Germany, Damian L. Osisek, Vestal, N.Y., and Klaus Werner, Moetzingen, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Interruption facility for adjunct processor queues. In response to a queue transitioning from a no replies pending state to a reply pending state, an interruption is initiated. This interruption signals to a processor that a reply to a request is waiting on the queue. In order for the queue to take advantage of the interruption capability, it is enabled for interruptions." The patent application was filed on Aug. 3, 2011 (13/196,986). 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=83,16,172.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,172&RS=PN/83,16,172 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Ensuring IPv6 Uniqueness in a Mobile Subnetted Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,316,137) developed by Michael C. Tremaine, San Diego, Irfan Anwar Khan, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Uppinder Singh Babbar, San Diego, for a "method and apparatus for ensuring IPv6 uniqueness in a mobile subnetted environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for ensuring network address uniqueness is described herein. An address manager determines whether any link-local addresses associated with peripheral devices connected to a mobile device would conflict with a network assigned global address. The address manager negotiates with the network to avoid conflicts." The patent application was filed on June 23, 2009 (12/490,179). 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=83,16,137.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,137&RS=PN/83,16,137 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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