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[March 15, 2014]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (March 15)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** ShoreTel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- ShoreTel, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,544) developed by three co-inventors for "directory features in a distributed telephony system." The co-inventors are Michael S. W. Tovino, Bend, Ore., Richard A. Winslow, San Jose, Calif., and Glen K. Okita, Los Altos, Calif.


The patent application was filed on April 19, 2005 (11/110,293). 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=8670544.PN.&OS=PN/8670544&RS=PN/8670544 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** Harris Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- Harris Technology, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,647) developed by Scott C. Harris, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., for the "locking of programs against fast forwarding." The patent application was filed on June 28, 2010 (12/825,083). 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=8670647.PN.&OS=PN/8670647&RS=PN/8670647 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** Apple Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,634) developed by two co-inventors for a system for "performing image conversion operations." The co-inventors are Pierre-Olivier Latour, Redondo Beach, Calif., and Kevin Quennesson, San Francisco.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 17, 2012 (13/653,756). 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=8670634.PN.&OS=PN/8670634&RS=PN/8670634 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** Verint Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- Verint Systems, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,552) developed by four co-inventors for system and method "for integrated display of multiple types of call agent data." The co-inventors are Shimon Keren, Sunnyvale, Calif., Jeff Iannone, Alpharetta, Ga., James Gordon Nies, Carmel, Ind., and Srivijaya Srinivasa, Suwanee, Ga.

The patent application was filed on Feb. 22, 2006 (11/359,195). 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=8670552.PN.&OS=PN/8670552&RS=PN/8670552 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,638) developed by five co-inventors for methods and apparatus for "wirelessly communicating among integrated circuits and/or functional modules within the integrated circuits." The co-inventors are Ahmadreza Rofougaran, Newport Coast, Calif., Arya Reza Behzad, Poway, Calif., Sam Ziqun Zhao, Irvine, Calif., Jesus Alfonso Castaneda, Los Angeles, and Michael Boers, Irvine, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2011 (13/248,934). 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=8670638.PN.&OS=PN/8670638&RS=PN/8670638 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,630) developed by Vivek Kwatra, Santa Clara, Calif., for "fast randomized multi-scale energy minimization for image processing." The patent application was filed on Dec. 1, 2011 (13/308,836). 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=8670630.PN.&OS=PN/8670630&RS=PN/8670630 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** NVIDIA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- NVIDIA, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,613) developed by three co-inventors for a technique for "lossless compression of color data." The co-inventors are David K. McAllister, Holladay, Utah, Alexandre Joly, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Peter Tong, Cupertino, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2010 (12/872,998). 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=8670613.PN.&OS=PN/8670613&RS=PN/8670613 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Social Network Aiding Facial Recognition ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,597) developed by three co-inventors for a "facial recognition with social network aiding." The co-inventors are David Petrou, Brooklyn, N.Y., Andrew Rabinovich, San Diego, and Hartwig Adam, Marina del Rey, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 5, 2010 (12/851,473). 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=8670597.PN.&OS=PN/8670597&RS=PN/8670597 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Handheld Device Assembly ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,588) developed by four co-inventors for a "handheld device assembly." The co-inventors are Fletcher Rothkopf, Mountain View, Calif., Brian Lynch, Portola Valley, Calif., Wey-Jiun Lin, Los Altos Hills, Calif., and Kyle Yeates, Palo Alto, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 8, 2009 (12/555,388). 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=8670588.PN.&OS=PN/8670588&RS=PN/8670588 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** Hulu Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- Hulu, Santa Monica, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,649) developed by two co-inventors for "scene detection using weighting function." The co-inventors are Ravi Khadiwala, Bartlett, Ill., and Baptiste Coudurier, Los Angeles.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 10, 2012 (13/649,001). 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=8670649.PN.&OS=PN/8670649&RS=PN/8670649 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** FlashFoto Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- FlashFoto, Oakland, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,615) developed by three co-inventors for systems for "refinement of a segmentation of an image using spray-paint markup." The co-inventors are Robinson Piramuthu, Oakland, Calif., Kuang-chih Lee, Union City, Calif., and Daniel Richard Prochazka, Pacifica, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2010 (12/924,705). 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=8670615.PN.&OS=PN/8670615&RS=PN/8670615 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** Aurenta Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- Aurenta, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,554) developed by Shridhar K. Mukund, San Jose, Calif., for a method for "encoding multiple microphone signals into a composite source-separable audio signal, conducive for transmission over a voice network." The patent application was filed on April 20, 2012 (13/452,550). 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=8670554.PN.&OS=PN/8670554&RS=PN/8670554 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** RingCentral Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- RingCentral, San Mateo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,545) developed by Vlad Vendrow, Redwood City, Calif., for "inbound call identification and management." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2008 (12/237,181). 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=8670545.PN.&OS=PN/8670545&RS=PN/8670545 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,537) developed by three co-inventors for a method and system for "adjusting audio volume in a conference call environment." The co-inventors are Larry Raymond Metzger, Wake Forest, N.C., Michael P. O'Brien, Manasquan, N.J., and Shmuel Shaffer, Palo Alto, Calif.

The patent application was filed on July 31, 2006 (11/461,386). 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=8670537.PN.&OS=PN/8670537&RS=PN/8670537 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** Callwave Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- Callwave Communications, Santa Barbara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,536) developed by four co-inventors for "enhanced service levels for call-processing services." The co-inventors are David S. Trandal, Santa Barbara, Calif., David J. Brahm, Santa Barbara, Calif., David F. Hofstatter, Santa Barbara, Calif., and Bob F. Smith, Newbury Park, Calif.

The patent application was filed on April 11, 2012 (13/444,312). 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=8670536.PN.&OS=PN/8670536&RS=PN/8670536 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** Voxer I.P. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- Voxer I.P., San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,670,531) developed by four co-inventors for a "telecommunication and multimedia management method and apparatus." The co-inventors are Thomas E. Katis, Jackson, Wyo., James T. Panttaja, Healdsburg, Calif., Mary G. Panttaja, Healdsburg, Calif, and Matthew J. Ranney, Oakland, Calif.

The patent application was filed on May 6, 2010 (12/775,389). 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=8670531.PN.&OS=PN/8670531&RS=PN/8670531 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** RingCentral Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- RingCentral, San Mateo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,529) developed by two co-inventors for a "context aware help system." The co-inventors are Michael Fomin, San Mateo, Calif., and Vlad Vendrow, San Mateo, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2012 (13/716,625). 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=8670529.PN.&OS=PN/8670529&RS=PN/8670529 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Voice Mail Spam Detection ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,670,527) developed by two co-inventors for a method and system for "detecting voice mail spam." The co-inventors are Shamim Sharifuddin Pirzada, San Jose, Calif., and Anup V. Rao, San Jose, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Nov. 29, 2006 (11/564,799). 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=8670527.PN.&OS=PN/8670527&RS=PN/8670527 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Karen Narag.

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