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[January 09, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Georgia (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 Georgia.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,352,372) developed by Scott Swix, Duluth, Ga., P. Thomas Watson, Alpharetta, Ga., and Randy S. Zimler, Gainesville, Ga., for a "software conditional access system for a media delivery network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A software conditional access system (CAS) for media services provided to a Media Distribution Device, such as a set top box (STB), is disclosed. The STB may be connected to a Media Delivery Service Provider via a broadband connection. Over the broadband connection, a CAS application may be downloaded to the STB, maintained and dynamically updated. Because the CAS is implemented by software on the STB, it is inexpensive to install, maintain and update. When a user desires to purchase media services through the STB, a request, with identifying information, is sent to the Media Delivery Service Provider via the broadband connection. The service provider cross-references the identifying information with a user's account to determine whether to allow the user to view the media service requested. If the service provider determines to allow the user to view the media service, the user's account (typically maintained by the service provider) is charged and a key is downloaded via the broadband connection to the STB. The key allows the user to view the requested media service to be presented for user viewing, hearing or other use. After the requested media service ends, after a predetermined amount of time, etc., the CAS application may delete the key." The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2001 (09/963,779). 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=8,352,372&OS=8,352,372&RS=8,352,372 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for System and Method to Locate a Prefix Hijacker Within a One-hop Neighborhood ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,353,034) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method to locate a prefix hijacker within a one-hop neighborhood." The co-inventors are Lusheng Ji, Randolph, N.J., Dan Pei, Jersey City, N.J., Tongqing Qiu, Atlanta, and Jia Wang, Randolph, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Method, system and computer-readable medium to locate a prefix hijacker of a destination prefix within a one-hop neighborhood on a network. The method includes generating one-hop neighborhoods from autonomous system (AS)-level paths of plural monitors to a destination prefix. The method also includes determining a suspect set of AS identifiers resulting from a union of the one-hop neighborhoods. The method further includes calculating a count and a distance associated with each AS identifier of the suspect set. The count indicates how often the AS identifier appeared in the one-hop neighborhoods. The distance indicates a total distance from the AS identifier to AS identifiers associated with the plural monitors. Yet further, the method includes generating a one-hop suspect set of AS identifiers from the suspect set that have highest counts and highest distances." The patent application was filed on Nov. 25, 2008 (12/277,782). 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=8,353,034&OS=8,353,034&RS=8,353,034 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** HHS Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been assigned a patent (RE43,914) developed by Arnold R. Castro, Monroe, Ga., for a "method for detecting syphilis using synthetic antigens." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An antigen composition and method for the detection of antibodies to Treponema pallidum and the diagnosis of syphilis are described. The antigen composition contains synthetic cardiolipin and synthetic lecithin. The antigen composition may additionally contain cholesterol and an alcohol. The antigen composition is useful as an immunoreagent in immunoassays for the detection of antibodies associated with T. pallidum infection. The methods are sensitive and specific for T. pallidum infection." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2000 (13/333,849). 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=RE43,914&OS=RE43,914&RS=RE43,914 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,353,037) developed by Douglas North Franklin, Atlanta, and Richard C. Mays, Suwanee, Ga., for "mitigating malicious file propagation with progressive identifiers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for mitigating a propagation of a file that includes malicious code. Segments of the file are determined by a series of sizes determined by a function f. Signatures identifying segments of the file are determined by applying a hash function to each segment. A complete match between the file and a malicious file is determined by determining a first match between signature(s) identifying a first set of segment(s) of the file and signature(s) identifying corresponding segment(s) of the malicious file and by determining a second match between a signature identifying a final segment of the file and a signature identifying a last segment of the malicious file. Responsive to determining the complete match, the file is identified as the malicious file and a transfer of the final segment of the file is interdicted." The patent application was filed on Dec. 3, 2009 (12/629,941). 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=8,353,037&OS=8,353,037&RS=8,353,037 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Dispersive Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Dispersive Networks, Cumming, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,352,636) developed by Robert W. Twitchell Jr., Cumming, Ga., for "transmitting packets from device in network communications with other device utilizing multiple virtual network connections." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes detecting, at a device, a request for a network connection from an application running on the device; spawning first and second virtual machines for network connections that virtualize network capabilities of the device such that first and second virtual network connections are provided; using the first virtual network connection, establishing a first connection with another device over a first path; using the second virtual connection, establishing a second connection with the other device over a second path; determining that the second path represents a trusted path; determining that a first packet does not need to be routed via a trusted connection; transmitting the first packet using the first virtual network connection for communication via the first path; determining that a second packet needs to be routed via a trusted connection; and transmitting the second packet using the second virtual network connection for communication via the second path." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2011 (13/242,204). 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=8,352,636&OS=8,352,636&RS=8,352,636 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,352,479) developed by James Carlton Bedingfield Sr., Lilburn, Ga., for "systems, methods and computer products for content-derived metadata." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods and computer products for content-derived (generated) metadata. Exemplary embodiments include a metadata generation method, including receiving a media file, searching the media file for metadata associated with the media file, adding the metadata to a metadata file associated with the media file, searching the media file for media components and adding metadata entries that are associated with the media components to the metadata file." The patent application was filed on Dec. 10, 2007 (11/953,316). 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=83,52,479.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,479&RS=PN/83,52,479 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Digital Rights Management ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,375) developed by four co-inventors for a digital rights management. The co-inventors are Gregory J. Boss, American Fork, Utah, Peter G. Finn, Brampton, Canada, Rick A. Hamilton, Charlottesville, Va., and Timothy M. Waters, Hiram, Ga.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for digital rights management includes receiving a selection input from a user, associating a customer number with a file based on the selection input, embedding the customer number and a file identifier associated with the file in the file, and sending the file with the embedded customer number and file identifier to the user. One embodiment includes receiving a customer number change request, revising the central database in response to the customer number change request, determining a new customer number responsive to the customer number change request, and embedding the determined new customer number in the file. Another embodiment includes receiving an authorization request associated with a file, determining an authorization based on the central database and authorization request, and sending an authorization notice response to the determined authorization." The patent application was filed on Feb. 11, 2011 (13/025,314). 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=83,52,375.PN.&OS=PN/83,52,375&RS=PN/83,52,375 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** SeaChange International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- SeaChange International, Acton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,352,542) developed by Philip J. Stroffolino, Sandy Springs, Ga., for a "method and system for providing an interactive application over a network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described is a method of providing an interactive application over a network. Executable instructions to display foreground content and background content can be transmitted over a network to a client device. The client device can transmit data identifying a positional location of a user-selected element of the foreground content in the foreground display to a server. The server can determine a next state of the interactive application based on the current state of the interactive application and the positional location of the user-selected element. The server can transmit a next set of executable instructions causing the client device to manipulate one or more of the individual elements in the foreground display according to the next state of the interactive application." The patent application was filed on Sept. 8, 2009 (12/555,599). 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=8,352,542&OS=8,352,542&RS=8,352,542 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Identifying Relevant Data from Unstructured Feeds ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,541) developed by four co-inventors for "identifying relevant data from unstructured feeds." The co-inventors are Daniel A. Gisolfi, Hopewell, N.Y., David L. Kaminsky, Chapel Hill, N.C., Rodney A. Smith, Smyrna, Ga., and Thomas O. Rowe, Chapel Hill, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method of providing data to a mashup application may involve receiving a request from a mashup application and supplying first data to the mashup application in response to the request. Mashup information can be received from the mashup application, wherein the mashup information indicates an inclusion of the first data with second data in the execution of the mashup application. The mashup information may be stored and analyzed to identify relationships between previously unrelated data." The patent application was filed on Oct. 26, 2011 (13/281,791). 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=8,352,541&OS=8,352,541&RS=8,352,541 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Controlling Power States of a Peripheral Device in Response to User Proximity ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,352,768) developed by Robert Starr, Decatur, Ga., Jerry Liu, Atlanta, for "controlling power states of a peripheral device in response to user proximity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a method of controlling the power state of a peripheral device, the peripheral is changed from a first power state to a second power state in response to communications across a network connected to the peripheral indicating that a user is proximately located to the peripheral. A user may be determined to be proximately located to the peripheral by monitoring communications across the network to detect traffic that is associated with a user logging onto a computer that can utilize the peripheral, by discovering a wireless terminal that is associated with a user and which is proximately located to the peripheral, by receiving information from a cellular communication network across the network that indicates that a user of the peripheral is proximately located to the peripheral, and/or in response to a time of day and/or day of week/month schedule." The patent application was filed on April 27, 2007 (11/796,401). 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=8,352,768.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,768&RS=PN/8,352,768 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Empire Technology Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Empire Technology Development, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,352,679) developed by Andrew Wolfe, Los Gatos, Calif., and Thomas Martin Conte, Atlanta, for a "selectively securing data and/or erasing secure data caches responsive to security compromising conditions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are generally described for methods, systems, data processing devices and computer readable media configured to decrypt data to be stored in a data cache when a particular condition indicative of user authentication or data security has occurred. The described techniques may also be arranged to terminate the storage of decrypted data in the cache when a particular condition that may compromise the security of the data is detected. The describe techniques may further be arranged to erase the decrypted data stored in the cache when a particular condition that may compromise the security of the data is detected." The patent application was filed on April 29, 2009 (12/432,599). 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=8,352,679.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,679&RS=PN/8,352,679 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** American Megatrends Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- American Megatrends, Norcross, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,352,718) developed by Srinivasan N. Rao, Suwanee, Ga., for a "method, system, and computer-readable medium for expediting initialization of computing systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, and computer-readable medium for expediting initialization of a computing system are provided. According to one aspect of the invention, a computer-readable medium is provided having computer executable instructions stored thereon, which when executed by a computer, cause the computer to cache a portion of a firmware to a cache prior to initialization of a main memory. In particular, the computer-executable instructions cause the central processing unit of the computer to cache a range of memory addresses corresponding to the location of the portion of the firmware stored in a computer storage media to the cache prior to the initialization of the main memory. The firmware may be a BIOS and/or EFI firmware. The computer-executable instructions then cause the computer to execute the portion of the firmware from the cache until the main memory is initialized. The portion of the firmware cached to the cache and executed form the cache until the main memory is initialized may be a boot block portion of the firmware that performs a Power-On Self Test." The patent application was filed on July 13, 2009 (12/501,585). 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=8,352,718.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,718&RS=PN/8,352,718 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** American Megatrends Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- American Megatrends, Norcross, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,352,721) developed by Stefano Righi, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Natalya Kalistratova, Duluth, Ga., for an "initiating an operating system boot from firmware." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer system firmware stores an operating system boot loader along with accompanying firmware boot driver and a service option ROM. A firmware boot enables the computer system to initiate an operating system boot without necessarily utilizing a hard drive or other peripheral. The service option ROM is installed, indicating to the firmware that a firmware boot is available. When selected the firmware boot copies the operating system boot loader from firmware to main memory and then initiates the operating system boot loader." The patent application was filed on Aug. 12, 2011 (13/208,665). 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=8,352,721.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,721&RS=PN/8,352,721 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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