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[December 22, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Dec. 22)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent for Managing Artifacts in Frequency Domain Processing of Light-Field Images ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,693) developed by two co-inventors for a method of "managing artifacts in frequency domain processing of light-field images." The co-inventors are Chintan Intwala, Santa Clara, Calif., and Todor G. Georgiev, Sunnyvale, Calif.


The patent application was filed on March 29, 2012 (13/434,189). 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=8611693.PN.&OS=PN/8611693&RS=PN/8611693 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Red.com Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Red.com, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,652) developed by three co-inventors for a "resolution based formatting of compressed image data." The co-inventors are Richard Greene, Austin, Texas, Rob Wouter Lohman, Dana Point, Calif., and James H. Jannard, Las Vegas.

The patent application was filed on Dec. 16, 2010 (12/970,653). 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=8611652.PN.&OS=PN/8611652&RS=PN/8611652 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Composition of Text and Translucent Graphical Components ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,646) developed by Alastair Patrick, San Francisco, for a "composition of text and translucent graphical components over a background." The patent application was filed on March 4, 2010 (12/717,556). 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=8611646.PN.&OS=PN/8611646&RS=PN/8611646 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent for Dynamic Range Extension Using Interleaved Gains ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,558) developed by Paris Smaragdis, Brookline, Mass., for a system and method for "dynamic range extension using interleaved gains." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2009 (12/393,856). 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=8611558.PN.&OS=PN/8611558&RS=PN/8611558 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Leland Stanford Junior University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,670) developed by three co-inventors for an "intelligent part identification for use with scene characterization or motion capture." The co-inventors are Christian Plagemann, Menlo Park, Calif., Hariraam Varun Ganapathi, Palo Alto, Calif., and Sebastian Thrun, Stanford, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2010 (12/712,914). 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=8611670.PN.&OS=PN/8611670&RS=PN/8611670 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** KLA-Tencor Technologies Assigned Patent for Semiconductor Device Property ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- KLA-Tencor Technologies, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,639) developed by six co-inventors for "semiconductor device property extraction, generation, visualization, and monitoring methods." The co-inventors are Yong Zhang, Cupertino, Calif., Ashok Kulkarni, San Jose, Calif., Chien-Huei (Adam) Chen, San Jose, Calif., Richard Wallingford, San Jose, Calif., Brian Duffy, San Jose, Calif., and Cecelia Campochiaro, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The patent application was filed on July 30, 2007 (11/830,485). 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=8611639.PN.&OS=PN/8611639&RS=PN/8611639 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** University of California Assigned Patent for Fast Implementation of Equally-Sloped Tomography ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- The Regents of the University of California, Oakland, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,626) developed by three co-inventors for a system and methods for "fast implementation of equally-sloped tomography." The co-inventors are Benjamin Pooya Fahimian, Beverly Hills, Calif., Jianwei Miao, Los Angeles, and Yu Mao, Los Angeles.

The patent application was filed on April 30, 2010 (12/771,449). 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=8611626.PN.&OS=PN/8611626&RS=PN/8611626 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Plantronics Assigned Patent for Single Piece Earloop with Corresponding Pivot Post ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Plantronics, Santa Cruz, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,582) developed by Barry J Lee, Santa Cruz, Calif., for a "single piece earloop with corresponding pivot post." The patent application was filed on Dec. 19, 2008 (12/339,936). 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=8611582.PN.&OS=PN/8611582&RS=PN/8611582 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Hue-Based Color Matching ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,655) developed by two co-inventors for a "hue-based color matching" system. The co-inventors are Andrew Bryant, Los Gatos, Calif., and Daniel Pettigrew, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Feb. 4, 2011 (13/021,701). 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=8611655.PN.&OS=PN/8611655&RS=PN/8611655 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Facial Recognition ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,616) developed by four co-inventors for a method of "facial recognition." The co-inventors are Steven James Ross, Allison Park, Pa., Henry Will Schneiderman, Pittsburgh, Pa., Michael Christian Nechyba, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Yong Zhao, San Jose, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Jan. 10, 2013 (13/738,744). 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=8611616.PN.&OS=PN/8611616&RS=PN/8611616 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Audience Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Audience, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,552) developed by three co-inventors for a "direction-aware active noise cancellation system." The co-inventors are Carlos Avendano, Campbell, Calif., Jean Laroche, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Carlo Murgia, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 25, 2010 (12/868,417). 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=8611552.PN.&OS=PN/8611552&RS=PN/8611552 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Yahoo Assigned Patent for Classification System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Yahoo, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,675) developed by three co-inventors for a "confusion matrix for classification systems." The co-inventors are Byron Dom, Los Gatos, Calif., Jyh-Herng Chow, San Jose, Calif., Dao-I Lin, Santa Clara, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2006 (11/644,172). 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=8611675.PN.&OS=PN/8611675&RS=PN/8611675 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Eye I.O. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Eye I.O. LLC, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,653) developed by Rodolfo Vargas Guerrero, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "color conversion based on an HVS model." The patent application was filed on Jan. 24, 2012 (13/357,579). 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=8611653.PN.&OS=PN/8611653&RS=PN/8611653 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** KLA-Tencor Technologies Assigned Patent for Wafer Plane Detection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- KLA-Tencor Technologies, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,637) developed by two co-inventors for a "wafer plane detection of lithographically significant contamination photomask defects." The co-inventors are Ruifang Shi, Cupertino, Calif., and Yalin Xiong, Union City, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 30, 2010 (12/871,813). 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=8611637.PN.&OS=PN/8611637&RS=PN/8611637 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Landmark Identification Using Metadata ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,592) developed by four co-inventors for a "landmark identification using metadata." The co-inventors are Nikhil Bhatt, Cupertino, Calif., Eric Hanson, Emeryville, Calif., Tim Cherna, San Francisco, and Alexander David Wallace, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 25, 2010 (12/868,653). 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=8611592.PN.&OS=PN/8611592&RS=PN/8611592 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Video Fingerprinting ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,689) developed by three co-inventors for a "three-dimensional wavelet based video fingerprinting." The co-inventors are Jay Yagnik, Mountain View, Calif., Sergey Ioffe, Mountain View, Calif., and Henry A. Rowley, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2010 (12/968,825). 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=8611689.PN.&OS=PN/8611689&RS=PN/8611689 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for OCR Multi-resolution Apparatus ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,661) developed by two co-inventors for an "OCR multi-resolution method and apparatus." The co-inventors are Badusha Kalathiparambil, Fremont, Calif., and Oscar Nestares, San Jose, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Dec. 26, 2007 (11/964,590). 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=8611661.PN.&OS=PN/8611661&RS=PN/8611661 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Method of Scoring Items ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,651) developed by three co-inventors for a method of "scoring items." The co-inventors are Charles Rosenberg, Mountain View, Calif., Henry A. Rowley, Mountain View, Calif., and Radhika Malpani, Mountain View, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Jan. 24, 2013 (13/748,995). 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=8611651.PN.&OS=PN/8611651&RS=PN/8611651 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Plantronics Assigned Patent for Cheek Stabilizer for Audio Headset ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Plantronics, Santa Cruz, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,580) developed by Soohyun Ham, San Francisco, for a "cheek stabilizer for audio headset." The patent application was filed on Feb. 9, 2006 (11/351,491). 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=8611580.PN.&OS=PN/8611580&RS=PN/8611580 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Dynamic Adjustment of Master and Individual Volume Controls ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,559) developed by Christopher Sanders, San Jose, Calif., for a "dynamic adjustment of master and individual volume controls." The patent application was filed on Dec. 14, 2010 (12/967,810). 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=8611559.PN.&OS=PN/8611559&RS=PN/8611559 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Grouping Digital Media Items Based on Shared Features ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,678) developed by three co-inventors for the use of "grouping digital media items based on shared features." The co-inventors are Eric Hanson, Emeryville, Calif., Hemal Shah, Palo Alto, Calif., and Joshua David Fagans, Redwood City, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2010 (12/891,252). 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=8611678.PN.&OS=PN/8611678&RS=PN/8611678 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Similar Image Selection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,617) developed by two co-inventors for a method of "similar image selection." The co-inventors are Michele Covell, Palo Alto, Calif., and Shumeet Baluja, Santa Clara, Calif.

The patent application was filed on June 30, 2011 (13/174,289). 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=8611617.PN.&OS=PN/8611617&RS=PN/8611617 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent for Robust Video Stabilization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,602) developed by three co-inventors for a "robust video stabilization" method. The co-inventors are Jue Wang, Kenmore, Wash., Hailin Jin, San Jose, Calif., and Aseem O. Agarwala, Seattle.

The patent application was filed on Feb. 7, 2012 (13/368,284). 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=8611602.PN.&OS=PN/8611602&RS=PN/8611602 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Dynamic Display of Virtual Content on Devices Using Reference Tags ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,611,594) developed by two co-inventors for a "dynamic display of virtual content on several devices using reference tags." The co-inventors are Graeme Devine, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Jeff Ruediger, Santa Cruz, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 10, 2010 (12/879,801). 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=8611594.PN.&OS=PN/8611594&RS=PN/8611594 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Donabel Harms.

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