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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Jan. 23)

[January 23, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Jan. 23)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York.

*** USDA, Cornell University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., have been assigned a patent (PP23,337) developed by four co-inventors for an "apple tree rootstock named 'G.210'." The co-inventors are James Cummins, Geneva, N.Y., Herbert Aldwinckle Sanders, Geneva, N.Y., Terence Lee Robinson, Geneva, N.Y., and Gennaro Fazio, Geneva, N.Y.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A new and distinct variety of apple tree rootstock Malus domestica.times.Malus robusta hybrid `G.210` is described herein. The new variety is a semi-dwarfing rootstock that is resistant to fire blight (Erwinia amylovora) and crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum). The `G.210` rootstock is useful in that it can be propagated clonally and used as a rootstock or root system for apple trees as well as for interstems of apple trees." The patent application was filed on Feb. 9, 2011 (12/931,756). 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=PP23,337&OS=PP23,337&RS=PP23,337 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Apparatus and Method for Managing Set Top Boxes ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,359,625) developed by four co-inventors for an "apparatus and method for managing set top boxes." The co-inventors are Scott White, Austin, Texas, James Cansler, Pflugerville, Texas, Gerard Edwards, Lansing, N.Y., and Loraine Sanchez, San Antonio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set top box having a controller to eliminate a scheduled recording of a targeted media program, where the scheduled recording is a redundant recording of the targeted media program that is determined based upon monitoring of recordings of media programs by a group of set top boxes in communication with each other over a network, where another set top box of the group of set top boxes is designated as a host set top box to record the targeted media program, and where the controller is provided access to the targeted media program by the host set top box. Other embodiments are disclosed." The patent application was filed on Sept. 14, 2007 (11/855,677). 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=8,359,625&OS=8,359,625&RS=8,359,625 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Dynamic Protection of Unpatched Machines ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,359,645) developed by six co-inventors for "dynamic protection of unpatched machines." The co-inventors are Michael Kramer, Yonkers, N.Y., Art Shelest, Sammamish, Wash., Carl M. Carter-Schwendler, Redmond, Wash., Gary S. Henderson, Redmond, Wash., Scott A. Field, Redmond, Wash., and Sterling M. Reasor, Bellevue, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for protecting a computer system connected to a communication network from a potential vulnerability. The system and method protects a computer system that is about to undergo or has just undergone a change in state that may result in placing the computer system at risk to viruses, and the like, over a communication network. The system and method first detect an imminent or recent change in state. A security component and a fixing component react to the detection of the change in state. The security component may raise the security level to block incoming network information, other than information from a secure or known location, or information requested by the computer system. The fixing component implements a fixing routine, such as installing missing updates or patches, and on successfully completing the fixing routine, the security level is relaxed or lowered." The patent application was filed on March 25, 2005 (11/090,679). 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=8,359,645&OS=8,359,645&RS=8,359,645 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Architecture-aware Field Affinity Estimation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,291) developed by four co-inventors for an "architecture-aware field affinity estimation." The co-inventors are Alon Dayan, Kfar Saba, Israel, David Joel Edelsohn, White Plains, N.Y., Olga Golovanevsky, Haifa, Israel, and Ayal Zaks, Mitzpe Aviv, Israel.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data layout optimization may utilize affinity estimation between pairs of fields of a record in a computer program. The affinity estimation may be determined based on a trace of an execution and in view of actual processing entities performing each access to the fields. The disclosed subject matter may be configured to be aware of a specific architecture of a target computer having a plurality of processing entities, executing the program so as to provide an improved affinity estimation which may take into account both false sharing issues, spatial locality improvement and the like." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2010 (12/795,769). 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=83,59,291.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,291&RS=PN/83,59,291 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Infineon Technologies, International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Infineon Technologies, Neubiberg, Germany, and International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,562) developed by Chandrasekhar Sarma, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Todd C. Bailey, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for a "system and method for semiconductor device fabrication using modeling." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes using a processor to generate a first three dimensional (3-D) resist profile for a first process condition using an layout mask of a target structure. The method further includes using a processor to generate a second 3-D resist profile for a second process condition using the layout mask. The first process condition includes a plurality of process variables, and the second process condition includes different values of the plurality of process variables than the first process condition. The method includes generating a 3-D process variable (PV) band profile by combining the first 3-D resist profile with the second 3-D resist profile and displaying a 3-D image of the 3-D PV band profile on a display." The patent application was filed on Jan. 11, 2011 (13/004,562). 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=8,359,562&OS=8,359,562&RS=8,359,562 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** CA Inc. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- CA Inc., Islandia, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,602) developed by Howard Israel Nayberg, Plainview, N.Y., for a "method and system for task switching with inline execution." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure is directed to a method and system for task switching with inline execution. In accordance with a particular embodiment of the present disclosure, a first state and a second state are identified for a function executing in the first state. A switch routine is invoked at a particular execution point in the function. A work element is generated in the switch routine. The work element includes status information for the function. The work element is transmitted to at least one alternate state task. The first state is altered to the second state according to the work element. Execution of the function in the second state is resumed at the particular execution point." The patent application was filed on Feb. 21, 2008 (12/034,731). 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=8,359,602&OS=8,359,602&RS=8,359,602 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Helper Thread for Pre-fetching Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,589) developed by Ravi K. Arimilli, Austin, Texas, Juan C. Rubio, Austin, Texas, and Balaram Sinharoy, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for a "helper thread for pre-fetching data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A set of helper thread binaries is created to retrieve data used by a set of main thread binaries. If executing a portion of the set of helper thread binaries results in the retrieval of data needed by the set of main thread binaries, then that retrieved data is utilized by the set of main thread binaries." The patent application was filed on Feb. 1, 2008 (12/024,191). 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=8,359,589&OS=8,359,589&RS=8,359,589 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** CFPH Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- CFPH, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,359,272) developed by Howard Lutnick, New York, and Dean P. Alderucci, Westport, Conn., for "methods and apparatus for electronic file use and management." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus are disclosed for facilitating online storage of files (e.g., audio tracks, video, etc.) for playback/access or sale/exchange by the owners of the files without violating copyrights that copyright holders have in the files. For example, by providing a playback service that does not store additional versions of an audio file when the file is transmitted to, and immediately played on, a user device without buffering, the present invention avoids violating copyright laws by not making copies of the file. Numerous other aspects are disclosed." The patent application was filed on Aug. 14, 2009 (12/541,542). 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=83,59,272.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,272&RS=PN/83,59,272 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Multiple Source Data Management Using a Conflict Rule ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,297) developed by Andrew J. Garrett, Herts, United Kingdom, James A. Martin Jr., Endicott, N.Y., and Jeffrey E. Prince, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., for a "multiple source data management using a conflict rule." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A solution for managing data received from multiple sources is provided. In particular, when conflicting data values are received from multiple sources for a data element, a conflict rule is used to determine the main data value for the data element, which is subsequently stored for use. The conflict rule can define any automatic, semi-automatic, or manual procedure for resolving the conflict. The conflict rule, or an identifier thereof, can be stored with each data value and the main data value for the data element." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2006 (11/427,528). 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=83,59,297.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,297&RS=PN/83,59,297 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Liquidnet Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Liquidnet Holdings, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,359,260) developed by five co-inventors for "trade execution methods and systems." The co-inventors are Seth I. Merrin, New York, Steve Greenblatt, Summit, N.J., John Halloran, New York, Ilya Gutman, Guttenberg, N.J., and Kevin Lupowitz, New York.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment of the present invention relates to securities trading using electronic systems. Another embodiment of the present invention relates to a computer implemented trade execution method, comprising: sending from an execution venue to each of a plurality of smart order routers a notification message; receiving at each of the smart order routers the notification message sent thereto, wherein the notification message notifies each of the smart order routers about the presence of a non-displayed priced order at the execution venue; sending from at least one of the smart order routers to the execution venue at least one order to execute against the non-displayed priced order; receiving at the execution venue each order sent from each of the smart order routers; and executing at least one order received from at least one of the smart order routers against the non-displayed priced order." The patent application was filed on Oct. 28, 2011 (13/284,308). 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=83,59,260.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,260&RS=PN/83,59,260 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Maritz Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Maritz Holdings, Fenton, Mo., has been assigned a patent (8,359,231) developed by eight co-inventors for a "method and system for electronically selecting, modifying, and operating a motivation or recognition program." The co-inventors are Brian Fitzpatrick, Fenton, Mo., Ellen Cox, Fenton, Mo., Maddy Sheprow, Fenton, Mo., Peggy Barton, Fenton, Mo., Frank Munsch, Fenton, Mo., Mark Hanes, Fenton, Mo., Jennie Hei, New York, and Ethan Blumenstrauch, New York.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for allowing multiple customers to each create an individual, modified motivation or recognition program having participants, each said motivation program permitting the participants to earn awards on the basis of the participants' performance, each said motivation program of a particular customer operating according to preferences selected by the particular customer." The patent application was filed on April 23, 2001 (09/840,648). 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=83,59,231.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,231&RS=PN/83,59,231 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method for Finding Business Transformation Opportunities by Using a Multi-dimensional Shortfall Analysis of an Enterprise ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,216) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method for finding business transformation opportunities by using a multi-dimensional shortfall analysis of an enterprise." The co-inventors are Rong Zeng Cao, Beijing, Wei Ding, Beijing, Shun Jiang, Beijing, Juhnyoung Lee, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Chun Hua Tian, Beijing.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for determining one or more shortfalls of one or more business components by multiple dimensions for business transformation, in one aspect define a plurality of shortfall types associated with a plurality of business components, define a plurality of dimensions of the plurality of business components, construct a shortfall assessment model for the plurality of dimensions, load a business model associated with the plurality of business components, compute shortfall assessment by performing a daisy chain analysis using the shortfall assessment model and the business model for said plurality of shortfalls and associated shortfall types, and presenting the shortfall assessment using visualization." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2008 (12/243,898). 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=83,59,216.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,216&RS=PN/83,59,216 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Business Finder for Locating Local Businesses to Contact ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,235) developed by five co-inventors for a "business finder for locating local businesses to contact." The co-inventors are David Santoro, Menlo Park, Calif., David S. Young, Mountain View, Calif., John Callaway, Mountain View, Calif., Osi Imeokparia, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Gregory Joseph Badros, Palo Alto, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Marketing techniques are disclosed that allow companies to efficiently identify target businesses to solicit for purchase of advertising products. One embodiment includes a map-based interface for selecting a neighborhood and locating any businesses known to a company selling advertising products in that area, with the intent of allowing a company representative to select a set of those businesses to contact regarding the company's advertising products. The map displays business listings as markers on the map, with color-coding used to indicate listings the representative has already contacted, and listings that some other representative has contacted." The patent application was filed on July 28, 2011 (13/193,428). 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=83,59,235.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,235&RS=PN/83,59,235 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Software Factory ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,566) developed by eight co-inventors for a software factory. The co-inventors are Jarir K. Chaar, Tarrytown, N.Y., Ronald D. Finlayson, Blythewood, S.C., Juan P. Giraldo, Gainesville, Va., Steven R. Lang, Bradenton, Fla., Naomi M. Mitsumori, San Jose, Calif., Hari Rajagopal, Elizabeth, Colo., Francis X. Reddington, Richmond, Va., and Terri A. Vines, East Palo Alto, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system and computer-readable medium for creating software in a standardized manner are presented. The method includes the steps of: receiving, at a software factory, a description of software needs from a customer; creating, in the software factory, a project proposal that meets performance criteria found in the description of software needs; inducting the project proposal into the software factory, where inducting the project proposal initially evaluates the project proposal's compatibility with a capacity of the software factory; parsing the project proposal into major functional areas; retrieving work packets that are appropriate for the project proposal, where the work packets are pre-stored, reusable, self-contained, discrete units of software code; assembling the work packets into a deliverable software; testing the deliverable software; and delivering the deliverable software to the customer." The patent application was filed on April 13, 2007 (11/735,275). 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=8,359,566&OS=8,359,566&RS=8,359,566 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Advanced Testing Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Advanced Testing Technologies, Happauge, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,585) developed by four co-inventors for an "Instrumentation ATS/TPS mitigation utilizing I/O data stream." The co-inventors are Robert Spinner, East Northport, N.Y., William Harold Leippe, Coram, N.Y., James McKenna, Bohemia, N.Y., and Timothy Fox, Bayshore, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for obsolescence mitigation of electronic systems including hardware and software components, in particular methods and systems for managing obsolete instrument hardware and application software used in legacy Automated Test Systems (ATS) or Automatic Test Equipment (ATE). When one or more components of a test program set (TPS) has been rendered obsolete, migration to one or more replacement instruments without any impact to the TPS or other remaining legacy instruments in the ATE or ATS is obtained by a translator module interposed between the new instrument and the system bus for translating instructions for the obsolete instrument or set of instruments into instructions or procedures for the new instrument whereby the new instrument thus functions in the same manner as the obsolete instrument or set of instruments." The patent application was filed on Nov. 13, 2007 (11/938,991). 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=8,359,585&OS=8,359,585&RS=8,359,585 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method for Marketing Mix Optimization for Brand Equity Management ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,226) developed by Naoki Abe, Rye, N.Y., and Edwin Peter Dawson Pednault, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., for a "system and method for marketing mix optimization for brand equity management." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of marketing optimization with respect to brand lifetime management formulates a problem of brand equity maximization utilizing Markov Decision Process (MDP) thereby casting brand equity management as a long term regard optimization problem in MDP, The marketing mix is optimized by formulating the mix as actions in MDP and, utilizing historical marketing and transaction data, aspects of the MDP are estimated." The patent application was filed on Jan. 20, 2006 (11/335,684). 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=83,59,226.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,226&RS=PN/83,59,226 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Automatic Collection of Diagnostic Traces in an Automation Framework ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,581) developed by Christopher N. Ortiz, Highland, NY, for an "automatic collection of diagnostic traces in an automation framework." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for software test automation includes receiving system software in a test server; receiving test software and in a test server; configuring test environment resources for the test software; executing an automated test of the test software comprising: performing unit test of the test software; comparing anticipated performance results of the test software with actual results of the test software; determining whether there are differences in the anticipated performance and the actual performance; wherein in the event there are differences in the anticipated performance and the actual performance: applying trace settings; deleting runtime logs associated with the unit test; re-executing the unit test; storing trace data associated with the re-executed unit test; notifying a user of the re-executed unit test; providing the user with the stored trace data; and cleaning up the test environment resources." The patent application was filed on Dec. 10, 2008 (12/331,883). 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=8,359,581&OS=8,359,581&RS=8,359,581 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Generating Test Patterns for Use In at-speed Testing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,565) developed by Chandramouli Visweswariah, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., Jinjun Xiong, White Plains, N.Y., and Vladimir Zolotov, Putnum Valley, N.Y., for a "method and apparatus for generating test patterns for use in at-speed testing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, the invention is a method and apparatus generating test patterns for use in at-speed testing. One embodiment of a method for use by a general purpose computing device that is configured to generate a set of test patterns with which to test an integrated circuit chip includes receiving, by an input device of the general purpose computing device, statistical timing information relating to the integrated circuit chip and a logic circuit of the integrated circuit chip and generating, by a processor of the general purpose computing device, the set of test patterns in accordance with the statistical timing information while simultaneously selecting a set of paths on which to test the set of test patterns." The patent application was filed on April 4, 2012 (13/439,188). 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=8,359,565&OS=8,359,565&RS=8,359,565 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sybase 368 Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Sybase 368, Reston, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,359,242) developed by Carles Guillot, New York City, N.Y., for a "method for exchanging data concerning an electronic transaction." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for exchanging data concerning an electronic transaction between two entities, includes: a step which consists in determining and booking an origin address (TPOA) in conformity with a bidirectional mobile telephony (GSM) digital messaging service protocol (SMS); a step which consists in sending in accordance with the protocol (SMS), an offer message (OFFER_SMS) of the transaction (TR), the offer message (OFFER_SMS) being sent from the first entity (MW) and addressed to the second entity (CL); and a step which consists in sending, from the second entity (CL) and addressed to the first entity (MW), a reply message comprising an information (REP) representing acceptance or rejection of the transaction." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2009 (12/640,597). 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=83,59,242.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,242&RS=PN/83,59,242 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** NEC Laboratories America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- NEC Laboratories America, Princeton, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,359,282) developed by four co-inventors for a "supervised semantic indexing and its extensions." The co-inventors are Bing Bai, Plainsboro, N.J., Jason Weston, New York, Ronan Collorbert, Princeton, N.J., and David Grangier, Princeton, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for determining a similarity between a document and a query includes providing a frequently used dictionary and an infrequently used dictionary in storage memory. For each word or gram in the infrequently used dictionary, n words or grams are correlated from the frequently used dictionary based on a first score. Features for a vector of the infrequently used words or grams are replaced with features from a vector of the correlated words or grams from the frequently used dictionary when the features from a vector of the correlated words or grams meet a threshold value. A similarity score is determined between weight vectors of a query and one or more documents in a corpus by employing the features from the vector of the correlated words or grams that met the threshold value." The patent application was filed on Sept. 18, 2009 (12/562,840). 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=83,59,282.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,282&RS=PN/83,59,282 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Island Intellectual Property Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Island Intellectual Property, Manhasset, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,267) developed by Bruce Bent, Manhasset, N.Y., Bruce Bent II, Manhasset, N.Y., and Arthur T. Bent III, New York, for a "system and method for investing public deposits." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system and program product for operating an exchange method for municipal and/or state funds from banking institutions, comprising: accessing, one or more electronic databases holding data on client transaction accounts and funds in aggregated accounts and banking institutions holding Federal government securities; obtaining transaction data; generating instructions to deposit/transfer funds to or withdraw/transfer funds; receiving data for a first deposit from a first one of the banking institutions, where the first deposit comprises municipal funds and/or state funds; selecting, at least another of the banking institutions holding government securities to receive at least a portion of the first deposit of municipal funds and/or state funds; selecting, a plurality of client transaction accounts from one or more of the other banking institutions for the transfer of funds to the first banking institution; generating instructions to deposit/transfer funds." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2011 (13/248,647). 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=83,59,267.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,267&RS=PN/83,59,267 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Determining Optimized Resolutions for Infrastructures ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,217) developed by Mark Alan Brodie, Briarcliff, N.Y., Ashwin Lall, Rochester, N.Y., and Anca Sailer, Scarsdale, N.Y., for a "method and apparatus for determining optimized resolutions for infrastructures." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An exemplary method of providing an optimized resolution to a problem in an infrastructure includes a step of determining at least one target configuration of the infrastructure wherein the target configuration is aligned with at least one template. The exemplary method also includes determining at least one resolution to the problem suitable for the at least one target configuration. The exemplary method also includes calculating at least one metric associated with at least one combination of at least one determined target configuration and at least one determined resolution. The exemplary method also includes selecting at least one combination of at least one determined transformation and at least one determined resolution based at least in part on the at least one calculated metric." The patent application was filed on Jan. 11, 2008 (11/972,857). 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=83,59,217.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,217&RS=PN/83,59,217 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,300) developed by David D. Shin, New York, for a "system and method for displaying both localized search results and internet search results." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of presenting search results includes sending to a server a search query, wherein the search query does not include any term that identifies a geographic location, and receiving a set of search results corresponding to a search query. The search results include first results and second results. The first results match the search query. Each first result corresponds to one or more locations associated with a respective geographic location and include links to additional information about the one or more locations. The respective geographic location is associated with a client or a user of the client. The second results correspond to Internet accessible documents that satisfy the search query and include links to the Internet accessible documents that satisfy the search query. The method further includes presenting the first results and second results in a single web browser window." The patent application was filed on April 3, 2007 (11/696,161). 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=83,59,300.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,300&RS=PN/83,59,300 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Resolving Double Patterning Conflicts ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,556) developed by Rani S. Abou Ghaida, Mount Kisco, N.Y., and Kanak B. Agarwal, Austin, Texas, for "resolving double patterning conflicts." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism is provided for resolving patterning conflicts. The mechanism performs decomposition with stitches at all candidate locations to find the solution with the minimum number of conflicts. The mechanism then defines interactions between a layout of a first mask and a layout of a second mask through design rules, as well as interactions of mask1/mask2 with top and bottom layers (i.e., contacts, vial, etc.). The mechanism then gives the decomposed layout and design rule definition to any existing design rule fixing or layout compaction tool to solve native conflicts. The modified design rules are that same-layer spacing equals spacing of single patterning, different-layer spacing equals spacing of final layout, and layer overlap equals minimum overlap length." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2011 (13/171,530). 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=8,359,556&OS=8,359,556&RS=8,359,556 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Moment-based Characterization Waveform for Static Timing Analysis ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,563) developed by four co-inventors for a "moment-based characterization waveform for static timing analysis." The co-inventors are Soroush Abbaspour, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Peter Feldmann, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., David Ling, Upper Saddle River, N.J., and Chandramouli Visweswariah, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, the invention is a moment-based characterization waveform for static timing analysis. One embodiment of a method for mapping a timing waveform associated with a gate of an integrated circuit to a characterization waveform includes using a processor to perform steps including: computing one or more moments of the timing waveform and defining the characterization waveform in accordance with the moments." The patent application was filed on Aug. 17, 2009 (12/542,042). 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=8,359,563&OS=8,359,563&RS=8,359,563 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** ITG Software Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- ITG Software Solutions, Culver City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,253) developed by Henri Waelbroeck, Scarsdale, N.Y., Brent Gamse, Delray Beach, Fla., and Fred J. Federspiel, Larchmont, N.Y., for "systems and methods for providing anonymous requests for quotes for financial instruments." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention provide computer systems and methods for providing an anonymous request for quotation environment that enables sharing of confidential trading interest information without sacrificing anonymity or enabling information leakage." The patent application was filed on Jan. 28, 2010 (12/695,243). 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=83,59,253.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,253&RS=PN/83,59,253 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Yahoo! Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,280) developed by Cong Yu, New York, Sihem Amer-Yahia, New York, and Laks Lakshmanan, Vancouver, Canada, for "diversifying recommendation results through explanation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for making recommendations of content items to users of computer systems include compiling a database relating a list of items and corresponding explanations; receiving from a user, through a computer user interface, a request for a recommendation; extracting from the database a preliminary list of items related to the request; identifying distances between the extracted items based on the explanation corresponding to each item; and identifying a subset of the preliminary list to form a recommendation list having a limited number of recommendation results with a desired balance of both high relevancy and high diversity relative to each other." The patent application was filed on March 12, 2009 (12/403,140). 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=83,59,280.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,280&RS=PN/83,59,280 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,415) developed by four co-inventors for a "multi-root I/O virtualization using separate management facilities of multiple logical partitions." The co-inventors are Aaron C. Brown, Austin, Texas, Douglas M. Freimuth, New York, Renato J. Recio, Austin, Texas, and Steven M. Thurber, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Mechanisms are provided for implementing a multi-root PCI manager (MR-PCIM) in a multi-root I/O virtualization management partition (MR-IMP) to control the shared functionality of an multi-root I/O virtualization (IOV) enabled switch fabric and multi-root IOV enabled I/O adapter (IOA) through the base functions (BF) of the switches and IOAs. A hypervisor provides device-independent facilities to the code running in the I/O Virtualization Management Partition (IMP), Multi-Root (MR)-IMP and client partitions. The MR-IMP may include device specific code without the hypervisor needing to sacrifice its size, robustness, and upgradeability. The hypervisor provides the virtual intermediary functionally for the sharing and control of the switch and IOA's control functions." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2008 (12/114,989). 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=8,359,415&OS=8,359,415&RS=8,359,415 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Zone Routing in a Torus Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,404) developed by Dong Chen, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Philip Heidelberger, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Sameer Kumar, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., for a "zone routing in a torus network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for routing data in a network comprising a network logic device at a sending node for determining a path between the sending node and a receiving node, wherein the network logic device sets one or more selection bits and one or more hint bits within the data packet, a control register for storing one or more masks, wherein the network logic device uses the one or more selection bits to select a mask from the control register and the network logic device applies the selected mask to the hint bits to restrict routing of the data packet to one or more routing directions for the data packet within the network and selects one of the restricted routing directions from the one or more routing directions and sends the data packet along a link in the selected routing direction toward the receiving node." The patent application was filed on Jan. 8, 2010 (12/684,184). 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=8,359,404&OS=8,359,404&RS=8,359,404 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method for Verifying Access to Content ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,355) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for verifying access to content." The co-inventors are Patrick Joseph O'Sullivan, Ballsbridge, Ireland, Robert Cameron Weir, Westford, Mass., Edith Helen Stern, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Barry E. Willner, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and computer program product for receiving an indication of an email being generated for at least one recipient. The email is analyzed to determine if the email includes at least one link to a piece of content on a remote content resource. If the email includes at least one link to a piece of content on a remote content resource, the at least one recipient is analyzed to determine if the at least one recipient has sufficient rights to access the piece of content on the remote content resource." The patent application was filed on Oct. 16, 2007 (11/872,896). 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=8,359,355&OS=8,359,355&RS=8,359,355 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Network Support for System Initiated Checkpoints ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,367) developed by Dong Chen, Croton On Hudson, N.Y., and Philip Heidelberger, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., for a "network support for system initiated checkpoints." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method and computer program product for supporting system initiated checkpoints in parallel computing systems. The system and method generates selective control signals to perform checkpointing of system related data in presence of messaging activity associated with a user application running at the node. The checkpointing is initiated by the system such that checkpoint data of a plurality of network nodes may be obtained even in the presence of user applications running on highly parallel computers that include ongoing user messaging activity." The patent application was filed on March 25, 2010 (12/731,796). 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=8,359,367&OS=8,359,367&RS=8,359,367 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Providing a Memory Device having a Shared Error Feedback Pin ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,521) developed by Kyu-hyoun Kim, Mount Kisco, N.Y., Paul W. Coteus, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Timothy J. Dell, Colchester, Vt., for "providing a memory device having a shared error feedback pin." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for providing a memory device having a shared error feedback pin. The system includes a memory device having a data interface configured to receive data bits and CRC bits, CRC receiving circuitry, CRC creation circuitry, a memory device pad, and driver circuitry. The CRC receiving circuitry utilizes a CRC equation for the detection of errors in one or more of the received data and the received CRC bits. The CRC creation circuitry utilizes the CRC equation for the creation of CRC bits consistent with data to be transmitted to a separate device bits. The memory device pad is configured for reporting of any errors detected in the received data and the received CRC bits. The driver circuitry is connected to the memory device pad and merged with one or more other driver circuitries resident on one or more other memory devices into an error reporting line." The patent application was filed on Jan. 22, 2008 (12/018,030). 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=8,359,521.PN.&OS=PN/8,359,521&RS=PN/8,359,521 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NEC Laboratories America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- NEC Laboratories America, Princeton, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,359,507) developed by Guosen Yue, Plainsboro, N.J., and Xiaodong Wang, New York, for "systems and methods for adaptive hybrid automatic retransmission requests." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A turbo coded hybrid ARQ with both IR and repetition existing in one or more transmission blocks is designed. The mixed combining is performed at the receiver--Chase combining is performed for the repetitions first, followed by code combining for all code bits based on Chase combining outputs. The packet error probability is obtained by applying the union-Bhattacharyya (UB) bound for parallel channels. The throughput optimization of hybrid ARQ is determined as well as the optimal assignment rates by solving the optimization using a genetic algorithm." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2009 (12/481,359). 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=8,359,507.PN.&OS=PN/8,359,507&RS=PN/8,359,507 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Empire IP Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Empire IP, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,359,476) developed by Stephen Zizzi, Albany, N.Y., for a "user authentication system and method for encryption and decryption." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system configured to authenticate a user for encryption or decryption includes a user authentication apparatus, a computer-readable medium operable to communicate with the user authentication apparatus, and an encryption and decryption computer communicating with the user authentication apparatus. The computer-readable medium may store user identifying information and encryption and decryption data. The encryption and decryption computer may be configured to receive an application programming interface (API) for interfacing with the user authentication apparatus and receive the user identifying information from the computer-readable medium via the API. A user may be authenticated based on the user identifying information and, once the user is authenticated, the encryption and decryption data may be read." The patent application was filed on Dec. 1, 2010 (12/957,479). 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=8,359,476.PN.&OS=PN/8,359,476&RS=PN/8,359,476 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Optimization of Software Instruction Cache by Line Re-ordering ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,435) developed by six co-inventors for an "optimization of software instruction cache by line re-ordering." The co-inventors are Revital Erez, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Brian Flachs, Georgetown, Texas, Mark Richard Nutter, Austin, Texas, John Kevin Patrick O'Brien, South Salem, N.Y., Ulrich Weigand, Holzgerlingen, Germany, and Ayal Zaks, Misgav, Israel.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for computing includes executing a program, including multiple cacheable lines of executable code, on a processor having a software-managed cache. A run-time cache management routine running on the processor is used to assemble a profile of inter-line jumps occurring in the software-managed cache while executing the program. Based on the profile, an optimized layout of the lines in the code is computed, and the lines of the program are re-ordered in accordance with the optimized layout while continuing to execute the program." The patent application was filed on Dec. 16, 2009 (12/639,010). 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=8,359,435.PN.&OS=PN/8,359,435&RS=PN/8,359,435 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** InterDigital Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- InterDigital Technology, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,359,520) developed by Philip J. Pietraski, Huntington, N.Y., and Gregory S. Sternberg, Mount Laurel, N.J., for a "detection, avoidance and/or correction of problematic puncturing patterns in parity bit streams used when implementing turbo codes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Detecting, avoiding and/or correcting problematic puncturing patterns in parity bit streams used when implementing punctured Turbo codes is achieved without having to avoid desirable code rates. This enables identification/avoidance of regions of relatively poor Turbo code performance. Forward error correction comprising Turbo coding and puncturing achieves a smooth functional relationship between any measure of performance and the effective coding rate resulting from combining the lower rate code generated by the Turbo encoder with puncturing of the parity bits. In one embodiment, methods to correct/avoid degradations due to Turbo coding are implemented by puncturing interactions when two or more stages of rate matching are employed." The patent application was filed on Dec. 2, 2011 (13/309,962). 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=8,359,520.PN.&OS=PN/8,359,520&RS=PN/8,359,520 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Advanced Testing Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Advanced Testing Technologies, Hauppauge, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,504) developed by Marc Pogosky, North Babylon, N.Y., Richard Engel, Ridge, N.Y., and Eli Levi, Dix Hills, N.Y., for a "digital functional test system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A digital functional test system incorporating both digital stimulus and digital response/compare capability for digital electronic circuitry. The system includes a chassis and a single width VME eXtensions for Instrumentation (VXI) module arranged in or on the chassis. The single width VXI module includes a timing sub-module that generates a stimulus clock signal and a response clock signal, eight pattern sub-modules, and a master oscillator sub-module that provides a clock signal. Each pattern sub-module receives the stimulus and response clock signals, and the clock signal from the master oscillator sub-module, and includes a pattern generating module, a stimulus memory component that stores stimulus data outgoing from the pattern generating module, a response memory component that records response data incoming to the pattern generating module, and a compare reference memory component that provides a reference for a compare function of the recorded response data in the response memory component." The patent application was filed on May 18, 2010 (12/781,888). 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=8,359,504.PN.&OS=PN/8,359,504&RS=PN/8,359,504 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Cooperative Data Stream Processing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,347) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for cooperative data stream processing." The co-inventors are Michael John Branson, Rochester, Minn., Frederick Douglis, Basking Ridge, N.J., Bradley William Fawcett, Byron, Minn., Zhen Liu, Tarrytown, N.Y., William Waller, Laurel, Md., and Fan Ye, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cooperative data stream processing system is provided that utilizes a plurality of independent, autonomous and possibly heterogeneous sites in a cooperative arrangement to process user-defined job requests over dynamic, continuous streams of data. The sites negotiate peering relationships to share data and processing resources to handle the submitted job requests. These peering relationships can be cooperative or federated and can be expressed using common interest policies. Each site within the system runs an instance of a system architecture for processing job requests and is therefore a self-contained, fully functional instance of the cooperative data stream processing system." The patent application was filed on April 10, 2007 (11/733,684). 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=8,359,347&OS=8,359,347&RS=8,359,347 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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