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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Jan. 17)

[January 17, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Jan. 17)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Massachusetts.

*** Hartford Fire Insurance Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Hartford Fire Insurance, Hartford, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,355,934) developed by Sankar Virdhagriswaran, Boxborough, Mass., for "systems and methods for prospecting business insurance customers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are disclosed herein for identifying potential insurance prospects. The potential customers or prospects are identified by determining prospect underwriting affinity scores, prospect affinity scores, and prospect context scores with predictive models. The scores are then combined into a combined prospect score, which is used to adjust insurance underwriting, workflow, and premium determination processes for the prospects." The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2010 (12/693,297). 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=8,355,934&OS=8,355,934&RS=8,355,934 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.



*** American Power Conversion Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- American Power Conversion, West Kingston, R.I., has been assigned a patent (8,355,890) developed by James W. VanGilder, Pepperell, Mass., and Saurabh K. Shrivastava, Lowell, Mass., for a "system and method for predicting maximum cooler and rack capacities in a data center." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for evaluating equipment in a data center, the equipment including a plurality of equipment racks, and at least one cooling provider. In one aspect, a method includes receiving data regarding each of the plurality of equipment racks and the at least one cooling provider, the data including a layout of the equipment racks and the at least one cooling provider, a power draw value for each of the equipment racks, and a maximum cooler capacity value for the at least one cooling provider; storing the received data; determining cooling performance of at least one of the plurality of equipment racks based on the layout; determining a cooling load for the at least one cooler and a difference between the cooling load and the maximum cooler capacity value; for each equipment rack, determining a maximum rack capacity based on the layout and the difference between the cooling load and the maximum cooler capacity value; and displaying an indication of the maximum rack capacity for each equipment rack." The patent application was filed on May 8, 2009 (12/437,728). 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=8,355,890&OS=8,355,890&RS=8,355,890 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Aurora Flight Sciences Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Aurora Flight Sciences, Manassas, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,355,830) developed by David Kordonowy, Cambridge, Mass., for an "aircraft health monitoring and design for condition." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for automatically varying the flight envelope of an aircraft based upon the material health of the aircraft and the flight environment is provided. The system includes a plurality of structural health monitoring and load sensors that determine the approximate size and the approximate location of the damage. The system performs residual strength calculations for individual aircraft components to determine the overall aircraft residual strength. The system uses these calculations to determine a maximum flight envelope based on the overall aircraft residual strength, and transmits this information to the flight controller and optionally to the pilot." The patent application was filed on March 30, 2010 (12/750,282). 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=8,355,830&OS=8,355,830&RS=8,355,830 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Qualcomm Assigned Patent for Transmission Mode and Rate Selection for a Wireless Communication System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Qualcomm, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,355,372) developed by Santosh Abraham, San Diego, Arnaud Meylan, San Diego, and Jay Rodney Walton, Carlisle, Mass., for a "transmission mode and rate selection for a wireless communication system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "To select a transmission mode to use for a data transmission via a MIMO channel from station A to station B, station A obtains channel information used for spatial processing and determines the age of this information. Station A selects one of multiple transmission modes based on the age of the channel information and possibly other information (e.g., the fading characteristic of the MIMO channel). To select rate(s) to use for the data transmission, station A obtains channel state information (CSI) indicative of the received signal quality for the MIMO channel, e.g., received SNRs or "initial" rates. Station A determines the age of the CSI and selects one or more "final" rates based on the CSI, the age of the CSI, the selected transmission mode, and possibly other information. Station A processes data in accordance with the selected transmission mode and final rate(s) and transmits the processed data to station B." The patent application was filed on May 8, 2009 (12/463,078). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,55,372.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,372&RS=PN/83,55,372 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Advanced Micro Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,165) developed by four co-inventors for "selecting regions of hot code in a dynamic binary rewriter." The co-inventors are Steven T. Tye, Hopkinton, Mass., Michael Bedy, Merrimack, N.H., Richard L. Ford, Redmond, Wash., and Alex Shye, Evanston, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An approach to region selection which extends beyond traces and selects super-regions. A super-region (SR) contains arbitrary control flow, such as interprocedural nested loops, that provides a larger scope for transformation (e.g. optimization) than traces. Hardware samples are used to identify SRs that contain the hot code of a client process without requiring any static program information." The patent application was filed on Sept. 14, 2009 (12/558,938). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,356,165.PN.&OS=PN/8,356,165&RS=PN/8,356,165 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Advanced Micro Devices Assigned Patent for Dynamic RAM Phy Interface with Configurable Power States ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,155) developed by six co-inventors for a "dynamic RAM Phy interface with configurable power states." The co-inventors are Shawn Searles, Austin, Texas, Nicholas T. Humphries, Austin, Texas, Brian W. Amick, Bedford, Mass., Richard W. Reeves, Westborough, Mass., Hanwoo Cho, Acton, Mass., and Ronald L. Pettyjohn, Concord, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A physical memory interface (Phy) and method of operating is disclosed. The Phy interface includes command and status registers (CSRs) configured to receive a first power context and second power context. Selection circuitry is configured to switch between the first and second power contexts. A plurality of adjustable delay elements are provided, each having a delay time responsive to the selected power context. A first set of CSRs configured may store the first power context and a second set of CSRs configured may store the second power context. The Phy interface may also include a plurality of drivers each having a selectable drive strength responsive to the selected power context. The Phy interface may also include a plurality of receivers each having a selectable termination impedance responsive to the selected power context. Switching between power contexts may result in adjusting of the delay elements, drive strength and/or termination impedance of one or more drivers/receivers." The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2010 (12/910,412). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,356,155.PN.&OS=PN/8,356,155&RS=PN/8,356,155 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Brooks Automation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Brooks Automation, Chelmsford, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,356,207) developed by Martin Hosek, Lowell, Mass., Jay Krishnasamy, Billerica, Mass., and Jan Prochazka, Hudson, N.H., for an "intelligent condition monitoring and fault diagnostic system for preventative maintenance." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for condition monitoring and fault diagnosis includes a data collection function that acquires time histories of selected variables for one or more of the components, a pre-processing function that calculates specified characteristics of the time histories, an analysis function for evaluating the characteristics to produce one or more hypotheses of a condition of the one or more components, and a reasoning function for determining the condition of the one or more components from the one or more hypotheses." The patent application was filed on Jan. 18, 2011 (13/008,559). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,356,207.PN.&OS=PN/8,356,207&RS=PN/8,356,207 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cavium Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Cavium, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,194) developed by David A. Carlson, Haslet, Texas, Richard E. Kessler, Shrewsbury, Mass., and Amer Haider, Saratoga, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for estimating overshoot power after estimating power of executing events." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the present invention relate to limiting maximum power dissipation occurred in a processor. Therefore, when an application that requires excessive amounts of power is being executed, the execution of the application may be prevented to reduce dissipated or consumed power. Example embodiments may stall the issue or execution of instructions by the processor, allowing software or hardware to reduce the power of an application by imposing a decrease in the performance of the application." The patent application was filed on Jan. 28, 2010 (12/695,648). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,356,194.PN.&OS=PN/8,356,194&RS=PN/8,356,194 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Chestnut Hill Sound Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Chestnut Hill Sound, Waban, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,355,690) developed by Steven Krampf, Chestnut Hill, Mass., Evan B. Ross, Needham, Mass., and Trung Quoc Phung, Milton, Mass., for an "electrical and mechanical connector adaptor system for media devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrical connector adaptor system for connecting a base media device having at least one integral electrical connector with one or more detachable second media devices. The integral connector is located within a mechanical adaptor for protecting a second media device from mechanical damage and/or to prevent lateral movement of the second media device. Each second media device has a connector that may differ from a connector of other second media devices, or the second media device may have a different form factor from other second media devices. The system includes a detachable electrical connector adaptor module which has a first electrical connector for mating with the base media device integral connector and a second electrical connector for mating with the second media device." The patent application was filed on Oct. 15, 2010 (12/906,043). 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=8,355,690&OS=8,355,690&RS=8,355,690 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Mobility II Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- AT&T Mobility II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,355,475) developed by Siavash Alamouti, Kirkland, Wash., and Vahid Tarokh, Cambridge, Mass., for a "diversity technique for wireless communications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A simple block coding arrangement is created with symbols transmitted over a plurality of transmit channels, in connection with coding that comprises only simple arithmetic operations, such as negation and conjugation. The diversity created by the transmitter utilizes space diversity and either time or frequency diversity. Space diversity is effected by redundantly transmitting over a plurality of antennas, time diversity is effected by redundantly transmitting at different times, and frequency diversity is effected by redundantly transmitting at different frequencies:" The patent application was filed on March 28, 2011 (13/073,369). 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=8,355,475&OS=8,355,475&RS=8,355,475 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Bose Assigned Patent for Active Noise Reduction Adaptive Filter Leakage Adjusting ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Bose, Framingham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,355,512) developed by Davis Y. Pan, Arlington, Mass., and Eduardo T. Salvador, Cambridge, Mass., for an "active noise reduction adaptive filter leakage adjusting." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for determining leakage factors or adaptation rates, or both, for adaptive filters in an active noise reduction system. The leakage factor or adaptation rate, or both, may vary depending on a parameter of an input reference signal. The parameter may include one or more of reference signal input frequency, rate of change of reference input signal frequency, if a predetermined triggering condition exits, or if a predetermined event has occurred." The patent application was filed on Oct. 20, 2008 (12/254,037). 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=8,355,512&OS=8,355,512&RS=8,355,512 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Bose Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Bose, Framingham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,355,522) developed by five co-inventors for an earphone cushions. The co-inventors are Kevin P. Annunziato, Medway, Mass., Ian M. Collier, Cambridge, Mass., Michael Monahan, Southborough, Mass., Roman Sapiejewski, Boston, and William Tice, Nashua, N.H.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cushion includes a first material and a second material and is formed into a first region and a second region. The first region defines an exterior surface shaped to fit the concha of a human ear. The second region defines an exterior surface shaped to fit the ear canal of a human ear. The first and second regions together define an interior surface shaped to couple the cushion to acoustic elements of an earphone. The first material occupies a first volume adjacent to the interior surface. The second material occupies a second volume between the first material and the first and second outer surfaces. The first and second materials are of different hardnesses." The patent application was filed on March 7, 2011 (13/041,854). 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=8,355,522&OS=8,355,522&RS=8,355,522 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** LSI Assigned Patent for Power Supply Noise Injection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- LSI, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,354,832) developed by five co-inventors for a "power supply noise injection." The co-inventors are Shujiang Wang, Shandong, Chian, Joseph Anidjar, Asbury, N.J., Shawn M. Logan, Andover, Mass., Chunbing Guo, Holmdel, N.J., and HaoQiong Chen, Shanghai, China.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for reducing noise in an output of a voltage regulator at frequencies above a closed loop bandwidth, by providing a noise injection path for injecting external noise into the voltage regulator, where the noise injection path becomes active at the frequencies above the closed loop bandwidth, where the noise injection path reduces the noise in the output of the voltage regulator." The patent application was filed on June 28, 2010 (12/824,774). 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=8,354,832&OS=8,354,832&RS=8,354,832 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** GE Medical Systems Global Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- GE Medical Systems Global Technology, Waukesha, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,354,837) developed by Peter Traneus Anderson, Andover, Mass., for a "system and method for electromagnetic tracking operable with multiple coil architectures." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for software configurable electromagnetic tracking. Certain embodiments of the system include a transmitter and/or a receiver for measuring a position in a coordinate system. The system also includes tracker electronics for determining position of the transmitter and/or receiver using information from the transmitter and/or receiver. The tracker electronics are configurable for a plurality of tracking system architectures. The tracker electronics may generate a processing scheme for a tracking system architecture. Additionally, the tracker electronics may simultaneously support a plurality of tracking system architectures. The tracker electronics may be modular, configurable tracker electronics. The tracker electronics may use software to generate support for a plurality of tracking system architectures." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2003 (10/670,054). 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=8,354,837&OS=8,354,837&RS=8,354,837 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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