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

[January 09, 2013]

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

*** Visa International Service Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Visa International Service, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,352,368) developed by Mark Carlson, Half Moon Bay, Calif., and Surendra Keshan, Cupertino, Calif., for a "P2P transfer using prepaid card." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for making a payment is disclosed. In the method, a Payor can specify an account from which to withdraw funds for the payment and specify an activation code necessary to activate the payment. The payment can be sent to a Payee in the form of a pre-paid transaction account. The account will not be activated unless the Payee provides the activation code. Funds can be withdrawn from the account specified by the Payor either in full at the time the payment is made or are withdrawn as the Payee uses the transaction account to access the funds." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2009 (12/425,295). 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=8,352,368&OS=8,352,368&RS=8,352,368 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.



*** Harris Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Harris Technology, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,352) developed by Scott C. Harris, San Diego, for a "web based communication of information with reconfigurable format." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system of using an interactive device such as an e-mail pager to obtain information from a publicly available source, such as the Internet. The e-mail pager may send information in its native format to a service that acts as an intermediary. That service takes the information and uses it to assemble a request to the actual information source, such as a Web page being accessed. If a web page is being accessed, the request is in HTML, and may include personal logon information. The response from the web page is also in HTML, and this information is received by the service, and salient information is taken from the HTML file. The information is reformatted, e.g. according to a template, into the e-mail pager''s native format, and sent to the pager. Another embodiment describes opening multiple pages, and assembling their content into a single web page." The patent application was filed on July 14, 2002 (10/064,439). 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=8,352,352&OS=8,352,352&RS=8,352,352 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Concept Hedging Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Concept Hedging, Miami, has been assigned a patent (8,352,351) developed by Wendy J. Engel, Norwalk, Conn., Wayne F. Perg, Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Matthew B. Schoen, Ojai, Calif., for "reducing accounting volatility and risk." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Memory storing terms of a contract for reducing accounting volatility and risk, the terms including specification of at least one measure of variation in a rate of return corresponding to a return on an investment portfolio, a variable speed of adjustment factor and a contract rate of return on an investment associated with the investment portfolio, wherein the amount of the measure of the variation changes over time; a computer computing an amount for the at least one measure of variation, calculating an amount for the adjustment speed factor and using the amounts in: determining at least one of a contract rate of return on the investment associated with the investment portfolio and a contract value for the investment associated with the investment portfolio to produce output." The patent application was filed on Jan. 9, 2012 (13/346,677). 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=8,352,351&OS=8,352,351&RS=8,352,351 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Harris Intellectual Property Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Harris Intellectual Property, Sonora, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,369) developed by David N. Harris, Sonora, Calif., for a "system and method for pre-verifying commercial transactions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method is disclosed for verifying a commercial transaction between a card-holder, a merchant, and a credit card company. The card-holder makes a purchase with the merchant using a full credit card number. The merchant submits a transaction approval request for approval with the credit card company. The credit card company executes conventional credit approval of the transaction approval request, as well as verifies the transaction approval request with the card-holder. An approval is sent to the merchant only after the transaction approval request is both conventionally approved by the credit card company and verified by the card-holder. The card-holder, or the credit card company, may initiate verification of the transaction approval request. The transaction approval request can also be automatically verified if one or many pre-verification criteria is/are satisfied by data contained in the transaction approval request. The pre-verification criteria can be initially determined and/or modified by the card-holder." The patent application was filed on Jan. 12, 2001(09/760,271). 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=8,352,369&OS=8,352,369&RS=8,352,369 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Fortinet Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Fortinet, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,353,042) developed by William Jeffrey Crawford, Coquitlam, Calif., for "content filtering of remote file-system access protocols." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for content filtering of remote file-system access protocols are provided. According to one embodiment, holding buffers in which data collected from a remote file-system access protocol is stored, a holding buffer context table, a file map table and a usage table corresponding to each holding buffer are created within one or more computer-readable media. References to each of the holding buffers are tracked within the holding buffer context table. References to a common file are mapped to a common holding buffer of the holding buffers with the file map table. Modified and unmodified portions of the holding buffers are tracked using the usage table corresponding to each holding buffer. Responsive to a predetermined event in relation to a holding buffer or the holding buffers, the existence of malicious, dangerous or unauthorized content contained within the holding buffer is determined by performing content filtering on the holding buffer." The patent application was filed on Sept. 1, 2008 (12/202,427). 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=8,353,042&OS=8,353,042&RS=8,353,042 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sony Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Sony, Tokyo, and Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, N.J., have been assigned a patent (8,352,995) developed by Aran London Sadja, La Jolla, Calif., Eric James Holcomb, San Marcos, Calif., and Leo M. Pedlow Jr., Ramona, Calif., for a "polling cable diagnostic and monitoring system that aggregates responses from multiple terminals." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cable television diagnostic method for a cable television network sends a polling message to a plurality of television set top boxes from a cable television headend; wherein the polling message instructs the cable television set top boxes to obtain at least one operational parameter of each of the television set top boxes; receiving a plurality of response messages from the cable television set top boxes, each containing the at least one operational parameter; determining that one of the operational parameters is outside of a specified range of values; and aggregating the operational parameters of the plurality of set top boxes to determine if the same operational parameter is outside the range of specified values for more than the one of the television set top boxes." The patent application was filed on Jan. 7, 2011 (12/986,304). 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=8,352,995&OS=8,352,995&RS=8,352,995 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xilinx Assigned Patent for Credit-based Flow Control ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Xilinx, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,648) developed by Kiran S. Puranik, Fremont, Calif., for a credit-based flow control.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An embodiment of a method for credit-based flow control is disclosed. For this embodiment of the method, a first transaction layer packet from a sending device is loaded into a receiver buffer of a receiving device. A second transaction layer packet is loaded into the receiver buffer, where the second transaction layer packet is of a different packet type than the first transaction layer packet. The first transaction layer packet is unloaded from the receiver buffer without return of a credit for the unloading of the first transaction layer packet from the receiver buffer. The first transaction layer packet is loaded into a side buffer, and the credit for the first transaction layer packet is sent to the sending device responsive to unloading or anticipated unloading of the first transaction layer packet from the side buffer." The patent application was filed on Nov. 22, 2010 (12/952,139). 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=8,352,648&OS=8,352,648&RS=8,352,648 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,616) developed by Stephen Christopher Austin, Pacifica, Calif., and Terence Wilson, Alameda, Calif., for "configuring a network connection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication system for accessing media items via a display device. A receiver is coupled to the display device and a transmitter is coupled to a computer system. Media items stored locally on the computer system and/or remotely on a remote server may be wirelessly transferred from the transmitter to the receiver for display on the display device. In addition, the transmitter and the receiver may be pre-paired prior to delivery to the user, allowing for the network to be configured without any user input. Advantageously, embodiments provide a user with the ability to conveniently view content stored on a computer or a web server without the user having to perform any wireless network setup procedures." The patent application was filed on Oct. 8, 2009 (12/576,167). 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=8,352,616&OS=8,352,616&RS=8,352,616 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Yahoo! Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,331) developed by Ted E. Dunning, San Diego, and Bradley D. Kindig, San Diego, for a relationship discovery engine.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method, and computer program product discover relationships among items and recommend items based on the discovered relationships. The recommendations provided by the present invention are based on user profiles that take into account actual preferences of users, without requiring users to complete questionnaires. An improved binomial log likelihood ratio analysis technique is applied, to reduce adverse effects of overstatement of coincidence and predominance of best sellers. The invention may be used, for example, to generate track lists for a personalized radio station." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2001 (09/846,823). 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=8,352,331&OS=8,352,331&RS=8,352,331 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Xilinx Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Xilinx, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,659) developed by four co-inventors for a "segmentation and reassembly of a data value communicated via interrupt transactions." The co-inventors are Henry E. Styles, Menlo Park, Calif., Richard S. Ballantyne, Stittsville, Calif., Mark Paluszkiewicz, Schaumburg, Ill., and Ralph D. Wittig, Menlo Park, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Approaches for communicating data from a source device to a target device. In one approach, a communicated data value is segmented into a plurality of data chunks at the source device. A sequence of interrupt transactions is transmitted from the source device to a system bus. The transmitting of each interrupt transaction in the sequence includes transmitting a target identifier on an address bus of the system bus, and the target identifier of each interrupt transaction in the sequence includes a respective one of the data chunks. The sequence of interrupt transactions from the system bus is received at the target device. The communicated data value is reassembled at the target device from the data chunks in the target identifier of the interrupt transactions in the sequence." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2009 (12/609,338). 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=8,352,659&OS=8,352,659&RS=8,352,659 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Vyumix Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Vyumix, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,626) developed by Govind Kizhepat, Los Altos Hills, Calif., Yung-Hsiao Lai, Fremont, Calif., and Erik Matthew Nystrom, Santa Clara, Calif., for a "program selection from within a plurality of active videos." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A video streamer aggregates multiple videos into a single video stream for delivery to a client to be displayed. The multiple videos are active to allow motion of the multiple videos to be shown. The multiple videos are part of an electronic program guide. Additional information related to one or more of the videos may be obtained and displayed by the client. One of the videos may be selected to be enlarged and/or have audio from that video played." The patent application was filed on March 21, 2012 (13/425,459). 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=8,352,626&OS=8,352,626&RS=8,352,626 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for User Password Protection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,353,017) developed by five co-inventors for an user password protection. The co-inventors are Julian A. Cerruti, Buenos Aires, Ark., Stefan Nusser, Los Altos, Calif., Jerald Thomas Schoudt, Douglassville, Pa., Gustavo Stefani, Buenos Aires, Ark., and Eric Wilcox, Los Altos, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method are disclosed for protecting a password assigned to a user, the method comprising: providing a password entry screen having a virtual keyboard, the virtual keyboard including a plurality of character keys arranged in a non-QWERTY format; authenticating the user if a password submitted by the user accessing the password entry screen matches a user password retrieved from a password database; and denying access to the user if the submitted password does not match the retrieved user password. The system comprises a storage module and a computer program for performing the method." The patent application was filed on June 5, 2008 (12/133,776). 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=8,353,017&OS=8,353,017&RS=8,353,017 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,352,644) developed by Igor Malamant, San Diego, Raghavendar Bhavansikar, Erie, Colo., and Sergio Kolor, Haifa, Israel, for an "apparatus and methods for USB connection in a multi-processor device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are apparatus and methods for use in a USB device with multiple processors, allowing shared USB connectivity in the device. The disclosed apparatus and methods allow selective coupling of a first processor to a USB port of the device or to a USB hub operable to route a plurality of USB connections including connection of a second processor to the port. Providing selective coupling of the processors to the port by switching the coupling of the first processor and selectively powering the hub on and off for selective coupling of the second processor, thereby selectively enabling tethered networking such as wireless networking, affords increased power savings in the device. Furthermore, default coupling of the first processor to the port allows for USB battery charger detection, or direct connectivity to USB peripheral devices, as well as providing programming capability via the default coupling of the port to the first processor." The patent application was filed on Nov. 19, 2010 (12/950,483). 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=8,352,644&OS=8,352,644&RS=8,352,644 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Service Substitution Techniques ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,352,982) developed by five co-inventors for service substitution techniques. The co-inventors are David L de Heer, Woodside, Calif., Majd Bakar, San Jose, Calif., Francis W. Tsui, Belmont, Calif., Victor S. Lee, Cupertino, Calif., and Sivaprasad Lakshmi Radhakrishnan, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Service substitution techniques are described. In an implementation, a substitution table is derived that specifies one or more service substitutions to be performed for content and that specifies particular geographic locations to perform at least one service substitution. One or more communications are formed to be streamed over a packet-switched network to a client that is to perform the at least one service substitution. The one or more communications include the substitution table and the content that corresponds to the at least one service substitution." The patent application was filed on Jan. 18, 2008 (12/016,307). 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=8,352,982&OS=8,352,982&RS=8,352,982 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,353,016) developed by James D. Pravetz, Sunnyvale, Calif., Joseph D. Steele, Danville, Calif., and Sunil Agrawal, Milpitas, Calif., for a "secure portable store for security skins and authentication information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A security component may be associated with a network-enabled application. The security component may access a secure store, which may include customization information, which may include one or more graphical user interface customizations defined by a user, and one or more instances of card information. The card information may specify how to authenticate a user's credentials to access a relying party (e.g., web site). The security component may initiate the display of an embedded region of a window drawn by the network-enabled application. At least a part of the appearance of the embedded region of the window may be defined according to the customization information and not by the relying party. The embedded region may provide a user interface for determining user authentication credentials. The customization information and the one or more instances of card information may not be accessible to the relying party." The patent application was filed on Feb. 29, 2008 (12/040,333). 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=8,353,016&OS=8,353,016&RS=8,353,016 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Voltage Security Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Voltage Security, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,353,023) developed by Terence Spies, San Mateo, Calif., and Guido Appenzeller, Menlo Park, Calif., for an "identity-based-encryption message management system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for managing email are provided. Some of the email may be encrypted using identity-based-encryption (IBE) techniques. When an incoming IBE-encrypted message for a recipient in an organization is received by a gateway at the organization, the gateway may request an IBE private key from an IBE private key generator. The IBE private key generator may generate the requested IBE private key for the gateway. The gateway may use an IBE decryption engine to decrypt the incoming message. The decrypted message can be scanned for viruses and spam and delivered to the recipient. Outgoing email messages can also be processed. If indicated by message attributes or information provided by a message sender, an outgoing message can be encrypted using an IBE encryption engine and the IBE public key of a desired recipient." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2011 (13/250,950). 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=8,353,023&OS=8,353,023&RS=8,353,023 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Yahoo! Assigned Patent for Authentication Detection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,353,008) developed by Brian Holtz, Los Altos Hills, Calif., and Kevin Brown, Milpitas, Calif., for an authentication detection.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device, system, and method are directed towards facilitating a registration of a user for a network service. In one embodiment, a server receives, from a user at a client device, user information including at least one text block. The server analyzes the text block to determine an authenticity value of the user information. The analysis may be based on the length of a lexicon of the text block, the size of a word such as the longest word in the text block, or the number of clauses in the text block. The analysis may be further based on expected values determined by such values in authentic text blocks of a similar nature. Based on the authenticity value, the system may allow the user to access the network service, disallow access to the network, allow conditional access, queue the registration application for further review, or take other actions." The patent application was filed on May 19, 2008 (12/123,351). 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=8,353,008&OS=8,353,008&RS=8,353,008 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for Secure Application Streaming ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Symantec, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,353,041) developed by Timothy Brown, Cupertino, Calif., and Robert Clyde, Cupertino, Calif., for a secure application streaming.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A server includes a scanning module for determining whether an application is free of malware, a module for packaging the application into blocks for delivery via application streaming, a module for providing the blocks to a client on request, and a module for adding to each block an indication of whether the associated application has already been determined to be free of malware. A client includes a module for requesting blocks of a streamed application from the server. When the client receives a block, it employs a module for verifying that the associated applications have been determined to be free of malware by examining the indication provided by the server. If verification is successful, then the block's code is executed without first receiving and scanning any additional blocks from the server." The patent application was filed on May 16, 2008 (12/122,575). 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=8,353,041&OS=8,353,041&RS=8,353,041 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Livetv Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Livetv, Melbourne, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,353,006) developed by Michael Lynch, Merritt Island, Fla., Josh Patterson, Raleigh, N.C., and Brandon Schmitt, Palm Bay, Fla., for "aircraft communications system using whitelists to control access and associated methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communications system for an aircraft carrying personnel having personal electronic devices (PEDs) includes a wireless access device in the aircraft for the PEDs, and an aircraft server in the aircraft cooperating with the wireless access device for determining airborne validation of a ground server address entered via a corresponding PED. An air-to-ground transceiver in the aircraft cooperates with the aircraft server for communicating over an air-to-ground interface the airborne validated ground server address. A ground server on the ground receives the airborne validated ground server address over the air-to-ground interface, determines ground validation of the airborne validated ground server address, and provides ground access for the corresponding PED for which the entered ground server address has both airborne and ground validation." The patent application was filed on May 6, 2009 (12/436,320). 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=8,353,006&OS=8,353,006&RS=8,353,006 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Processing a Multi-step Authentication Sequence ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,353,039) developed by Shaun Cooley, El Segundo, Calif., and Bruce McCorkendale, Manhattan Beach, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for processing a multi-step authentication sequence." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of automating an authentication sequence for accessing a computer resource comprising processing form information associated with the authentication sequence, wherein the authentication sequence comprises a plurality of queries associated with a plurality of web pages; and communicating a response to a portion of the authentication sequence using form information that corresponds to a query upon recognition of indicia of the portion of the plurality of web pages where the portion comprises the query." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2007 (12/002,706). 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=8,353,039&OS=8,353,039&RS=8,353,039 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** TVWORKS Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- TVWORKS, Philadelphia, has been assigned a patent (8,352,983) developed by four co-inventors for a "programming contextual interactive user interface for television." The co-inventors are Lena Chane, San Francisco, Samuel Moreau, Mill Valley, Calif., Darrell Haber, Martinez, Calif., and Matt Marenghi, San Francisco.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A user interface for interactive television services is represented as a visual overlay that provides a viewer with knowledge of a library of available content relating to a currently tuned to television channel and navigation options for selecting desired portions of the available content from the library, the available content being designated according to business rules specified by a provider of the interactive television services. The visual overlay may be displayed over full-screen or embedded television programming, which may be broadcast television programming or on-demand television programming." The patent application was filed on July 11, 2003 (10/618,210). 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=8,352,983&OS=8,352,983&RS=8,352,983 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method, Hardware Product, and Computer Program Product for Implementing Commerce between Virtual Worlds ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,326) developed by four co-inventors for a "method, hardware product, and computer program product for implementing commerce between virtual worlds." The co-inventors are Boas Betzler, Magstadt, Germany, Sandra L. Kearney, Harleysville, Pa., Tanaz Sowdagar, San Francisco, and Hagen R. Wenzek, Tarrytown, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A virtual business transaction is implemented between a first virtual world and a second virtual world by providing a searchable catalog that includes one or more items each comprising a virtual good, a virtual service, a real good, or a real service. An object representation is stored for each of the items. Each of the stored object representations is associated with metadata comprising any of digital rights metadata, ownership metadata, identity metadata, payment method metadata, or currency detail metadata. A set of transformation algorithms are established that are customized through a rule set. A request is received specifying a copying, modifying, or reselling of an item selected from the items in the searchable catalog. The copying, modifying, or reselling of the item from a first virtual world to a second virtual world is implemented using the set of transformation algorithms. An exchange of virtual currency is implemented between the first virtual world and the second virtual world using the set of transformation algorithms." The patent application was filed on Nov. 11, 2008 (12/268,471). 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=8,352,326&OS=8,352,326&RS=8,352,326 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Konica Minolta Laboratory USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Konica Minolta Laboratory USA, San Mateo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,618) developed by Maria Perez, Half Moon Bay, Calif., for a "method and system for resolving conflicts between IPsec and IPv6 neighbor solicitation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of enabling host devices having an IPsec policy to communicate with one another via an IPv6 communication network, which includes the following steps: extracting a Media Access Control identifier (MAC ID) for a target host from a security policy for an IPv6 address for the target host; searching for the MAC ID of the target host in an Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) table on a source host; upon locating the MAC ID of the target host, creating a temporal neighbor cache entry in a neighbor cache table for the target host; and enabling a security association between the source host and the target host based on the temporal neighbor entry in the neighbor cache table, which allows IPv6 communications to be exchanged between the target host and the source host." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2009 (12/649,835). 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=8,352,618&OS=8,352,618&RS=8,352,618 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** eBay Assigned Patent for Render Engine, and Method of Using the Same, to Verify Data for Access and/or Publication Via a Computer System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- eBay, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,353,028) developed by five co-inventors for a "render engine, and method of using the same, to verify data for access and/or publication via a computer system." The co-inventors are Chris Lalonde, Campbell, Calif., Andrew Millard Brown, Mountain View, Calif., Mathew Gene Henley, San Jose, Calif., Quang D. Pham, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Kevin Black, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system to verify active content at a server system include receiving, at the server system a communication (e.g., an e-mail message or e-commerce listing) that includes active content that is to be made accessible via the server system. At the server system, the active content is rendered to generate rendered active content. The rendered active content presents a representation of information and processes to which an end user will be subject. At the server system, the rendered active content is verified as not being malicious." The patent application was filed on June 23, 2004 (10/876,336). 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=8,353,028&OS=8,353,028&RS=8,353,028 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.

*** 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.

*** Symbol Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Symbol Technologies, Holtsville, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,353,001) developed by Allan Herrod, Mission Viejo, Calif., for "methods and apparatus for rating device security and automatically assessing security compliance." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Automatic Security Compliance Assessment (ASCA) systems and methods are provided. The disclosed systems and methods can automatically determine whether all of the devices in an enterprise network comply with security policies or standards, and can automatically take remedial or corrective action to bring those devices into compliance with security policies or standards if they are determined not to be in compliance. The disclosed systems and methods can automatically ensure that all of the devices in an enterprise network remain in compliance with the security policies or standards, and automatically create records that establish whether each of the devices are in compliance and regularly update those records over time so that the enterprise can quickly and easily provide evidence of compliance and/or corrective actions taken to bring devices into compliance if required to do so." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2009 (12/551,285). 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=8,353,001&OS=8,353,001&RS=8,353,001 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Immersion Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Immersion, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,643) developed by David M. Birnbaum, Oakland, Calif., Danny A. Grant, Laval, Canada, and Robert W. Heubel, San Leandro, Calif., for a "haptically enhanced interactivity with interactive content." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Interactive content may be presented to a user that is manipulating a peripheral. One or more state parameters that are related to the position of the peripheral may be determined. The peripheral may be identified from a plurality of possible peripherals. The interactive content may be adjusted based at least in part on the one or more position parameters and/or the identification of the peripheral. Haptic feedback to be provided to the user may be determined based at least in part on the one or more position parameters and/or the identification of the peripheral." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2010 (12/895,161). 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=8,352,643&OS=8,352,643&RS=8,352,643 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for Method and System for Detecting Identity Theft or Unauthorized Access ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,353,032) developed by Sourabh Satish, Fremont, Calif., Brian Hernacki, San Carlos, Calif., and Govinda S. Salinas, Newark, Calif., for a "method and system for detecting identity theft or unauthorized access." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for detecting an anomaly relating to resource access comprising logging in to a website using identity information, storing a current login time in an access time database, accessing a last local login time for the resource from the access time database, determining a last resource login time from the resource and comparing the last local login time to the last resource login time, wherein a result of the comparison indicates resource access anomaly." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2007 (11/823,877). 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=8,353,032&OS=8,353,032&RS=8,353,032 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Harris Intellectual Property Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Harris Intellectual Property, Sonora, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,327) developed by David N. Harris, Sonora, Calif., for a "system and method for tracking purchases." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel method for obtaining transaction information includes receiving a first transaction record including data indicative of one or more products purchased by a first purchaser from a first merchant, storing the data included in the first record, receiving a second transaction record including electronic data indicative of one or more products purchased by the purchaser from a second merchant, storing the data included in the second record, and providing the first purchaser access to the first transaction record and the said second transaction record. The method is performed on a handheld device which is carried by the first purchaser. A point-of-sale system is also disclosed and includes: a processing unit, a product interface operative to receive product, memory operative to store a first transaction record, and a transaction record interface operative to output electronic data indicative of the first transaction record." The patent application was filed on July 21, 2009 (12/460,527). 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=8,352,327&OS=8,352,327&RS=8,352,327 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Tajitshu Transfer Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Tajitshu Transfer, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,352,635) developed by Gene Fein, Malibu, Calif., and Edward Merritt, Lenox, Mass., for a "geolocation assisted data forwarding storage." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes, in a network of interconnected computer system nodes, receiving a request from a source system to store data, directing the data to a computer memory in conjunction with its geolocation, geolocation enabling selecting nodes that are proximate to each other or a user to increase speed and efficiency, and continuously forwarding the data from one computer memory to another computer memory in the network of interconnected computer system nodes in conjunction with their geolocations without storing on any physical storage device in the network." The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2009 (13/119,133). 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=8,352,635&OS=8,352,635&RS=8,352,635 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Apple Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,627) developed by David J. Mackie, Brookdale, Calif., for an "approach for downloading data over networks using automatic bandwidth detection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An approach is provided for downloading data over a network that uses automatic bandwidth detection. According to the approach, a first version of data to be requested is selected from a plurality of available versions of the data. The first version may be selected based upon a default selection or based upon prior determined connection speeds. A client requests the first version of the data from a server and the client begins receiving the first version of the data. A determination of at least an approximate connection speed is made based upon at least a portion of the first version of the data received at the client. A determination is then made, based upon the determined connection speed, whether a different version of the data should be requested. If so, then the client requests a different version of the data from the server." The patent application was filed on March 23, 2005 (11/088,326). 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=8,352,627&OS=8,352,627&RS=8,352,627 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Juniper Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,998) developed by four co-inventors for a "policy evaluation in controlled environment." The co-inventors are Panagiotis Kougiouris, Cupertino, Calif., Roger Chickering, Granite Bay, Calif., Paul James Kirner, Jamaica Plain, Mass., and Stephen R. Hanna, Bedford, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A module may include interface logic to receive information identifying a state related to a client device via logic related to a controlled environment, and to send a valid policy result to a host device, where the valid policy result is related to the state. The module may include processing logic to process policy content according to a resource policy, where the processing is based on the information, and to produce the valid policy result based on the processing using the resource policy, where the valid policy result is adapted for use by the host device when implementing the network policy with respect to a destination device when the client device attempts to communicate with the destination device." The patent application was filed on Aug. 17, 2006 (11/465,263). 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=8,352,998&OS=8,352,998&RS=8,352,998 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intuit Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Intuit, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,350) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system for predictive event budgeting based on financial data from similarly situated consumers." The co-inventors are James Robert Del Favero, Mountain View, Calif., Chris Lee, San Francisco, Barron R. Ernst, San Francisco, and Marko Rukonic, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Financial data associated with one or more "contributing consumers" is obtained. The financial data is then aggregated, analyzed, and/or categorized, according to one or more events and one or more criteria/parameters associated with the financial transaction data and/or the contributing consumer. The aggregated and/or categorized data is then stored. A "user consumer" then initiates a request for predictive event cost data associated with one or more specified events and the aggregated and/or categorized data representing the event related changes in the financial data is searched based. Results data representing the changes in the financial data for one or more similarly situated contributing consumers associated the specified event is then obtained and presented to the user consumer." The patent application was filed on Oct. 25, 2011 (13/280,817). 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=8,352,350&OS=8,352,350&RS=8,352,350 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Yahoo! Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,353,018) developed by Owen McMillan, Toronto, and Ambles Kwok, Richmond Hill, Calif., for an "automatic local listing owner authentication system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for verifying that a user is the owner of a public listing is provided. The user selects an option to claim ownership of the public listing offered by an online service provider. The online service provider uses information regarding the user and the public listing to generate a verification code. The online service provider delivers the verification code to the owner of the public listing via the contact information provided by the public listing. If the user owns the public listing, the user receives the verification code via contact information associated with the public listing. The user verifies ownership by inputting a code to the online service provider. If the inputted code matches the verification code, then the online service provider identifies the user as the owner of the listing. Once verified, the user modifies the listing." The patent application was filed on Nov. 13, 2008 (12/270,528). 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=8,353,018&OS=8,353,018&RS=8,353,018 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Fruit Genetics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- International Fruit Genetics, Bakersfield, Calif., has been assigned a patent (PP23,315) developed by David Cain, Bakersfield, Calif., for a grapevine 'IFG Eight'.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention is a new and distinct grapevine variety denominated `IFG Eight`. The new grapevine is characterized by producing crisp oval, seedless fruits which are fully black in color and ripen early in the growing season." The patent application was filed on June 22, 2011 (13/134,946). 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=PP23,315&OS=PP23,315&RS=PP23,315 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Citrix Systems Assigned Patent for System for and Method of Streaming Data to a Computer in a Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Citrix Systems, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,352,624) developed by six co-inventors for a "system for and method of streaming data to a computer in a network." The co-inventors are Myron Zimmerman, Needham, Mass., Robert Lusinsky, Anaheim Hills, Calif., Gint Burokas, Orland Park, Ill., Mike Garelick, Oceanside, Calif., Marc Sandusky, Aliso Viejo, Calif., and Kenny Bunch, Chesapeake, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for and method of rapidly streaming data to one or more client devices, such as personal computers (PC's) from a server employing virtual disk emulation and broadcasting or multicasting of data residing on a network server. In some embodiments, the streamed data includes files necessary to boot and configure the one or more client devices, the data including hibernation, O/S and application files." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2007 (11/957,929). 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=8,352,624&OS=8,352,624&RS=8,352,624 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,353,058) developed by Bruce McCorkendale, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Sourabh Satish, Fremont, Calif., and William E. Sobel, Jamul, Calif., for "methods and systems for detecting rootkits." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method for detecting rootkits is disclosed. The computer-implemented method may include sending periodic security communications from a privileged-processor-mode region of a computing device. The computer-implemented method may also include identifying at least one of the periodic security communications. The computer-implemented method may further include determining, based on the periodic security communications, whether the privileged-processor-mode region of the computing device has been compromised. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on March 24, 2009 (12/410,166). 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=8,353,058&OS=8,353,058&RS=8,353,058 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for Determining Firewall Rules for an Application on a Client Based on Firewall Rules and Reputations of Other Clients ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,353,021) developed by Sourabh Satish, Fremont, Calif., and William E. Sobel, Stevenson Ranch, Calif., for "determining firewall rules for an application on a client based on firewall rules and reputations of other clients." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A security system monitors the trustworthiness and firewall configurations of a set of clients, where a firewall configuration comprises a set of firewall rules that control access by an application to network communication functionalities of a client. Based on the firewall rules used by other clients and the reputation of those clients, the system determines a set of default firewall rules by selecting one or more rules that are used by the more trustworthy clients. The default firewall rules are made available to other clients, which may use these default rules. This leverages community knowledge about how much network access to allow for a particular application." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2008 (12/242,625). 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=8,353,021&OS=8,353,021&RS=8,353,021 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for Monitoring and Managing Changes to Non-structured Storage of System Configuration Information ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,353,038) developed by Mark Kennedy, Redondo Beach, Calif., for "monitoring and managing changes to non-structured storage of system configuration information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A configuration information manager monitors attempts by processes to update non-structured storage of system configuration information, such as plain text files which contain system configuration information. When such an attempt is made, the configuration information manager makes a copy of the target file, and redirects the write operation to this copy. The configuration information manager then analyzes the process that did the writing, as well as the content that was written. If the process and/or the content is deemed to be suspicious, the changes will be logged and discarded, thus protecting the system. Should the changes be deemed legitimate, then the configuration information manager folds them into the real file, typically in an annotated manner, so as enable subsequent reversion of the changes as desired." The patent application was filed on March 21, 2006 (11/386,573). 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=8,353,038&OS=8,353,038&RS=8,353,038 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for Collecting Malware Samples Via Unauthorized Download Protection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Symantec, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,353,033) developed by Joseph Chen, Cupertino, Calif., and Brendon Woirhaye, Whittier, Calif., for "collecting malware samples via unauthorized download protection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A hook is set for one or more downloading functions. Subsequently, code is executed within an application process. Responsive to the executed code calling one of the hooked functions to download code, a return address of the called function is examined. If the return address is within a memory area not marked executable, the code is permitted to be downloaded and the downloaded code is submitted to a security server for analysis." The patent application was filed on July 2, 2008 (12/166,785). 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=8,353,033&OS=8,353,033&RS=8,353,033 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Devicescape Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Devicescape Software, San Bruno, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,353,007) developed by John Gordon, Alameda, Calif., for "systems and methods for identifying a network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Exemplary systems and methods for identifying a wireless network are provided. In exemplary embodiments, a method includes at least a digital device receiving network information associated with a network, generating an access identifier based on the network information, generating a credential request including the access identifier, providing the credential request to a credential server, receiving a credential request response from the credential server, the credential request response comprising network credentials to access the network, and providing the network credentials to a network device to access the network." The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2009 (12/578,532). 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=8,353,007&OS=8,353,007&RS=8,353,007 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Spansion Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- Spansion, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,671) developed by Tzungren Allan Tzeng, San Jose, Calif., for a "partial allocate paging mechanism using a controller and a buffer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A memory system is provided. The system includes a controller that regulates read and write access to one or more FLASH memory devices that are employed for random access memory applications. A buffer component operates in conjunction with the controller to regulate read and write access to the one or more FLASH devices. Wear leveling components along with read and write processing components are provided to facilitate efficient operations of the FLASH memory devices." The patent application was filed on Feb. 5, 2008 (12/026,302). 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=8,352,671&OS=8,352,671&RS=8,352,671 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** CBS Interactive Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- CBS Interactive, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,352,333) developed by Daniel R. Baran, San Francisco, Timothy Allen Musgrove, San Francisco, and Robin Hiroko Walsh, San Francisco, for a "system and method for generating an alternative product recommendation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for automatically generating a self-updating naturally-reading narrative product summary including assertions about a selected product. In one embodiment, the system and method includes evaluating an existing narrative product summary, comparing an existing attribute name, attribute value, attribute unit, and assertion model, respectively, to a current attribute name, attribute value, attribute unit, and assertion model to determine if one of the comparisons shows a change. The system and method further determines a new attribute associated with the selected product, selects an alternative product, retrieves a new assertion model with assertions that describe the selected product and identify an alternative product in a natural manner. The system and method then generates a naturally-reading narrative product summary by combining the new attribute with the new retrieved assertion model, and by combining the selected alternative product with another retrieved assertion model to recommend the selected alternative product in the narrative." The patent application was filed 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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