SUBSCRIBE TO TMCnet
TMCnet - World's Largest Communications and Technology Community
 
| More

TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Jan. 31)

[January 31, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Jan. 31)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Texas.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method, System and Computer Program Product for Processing Cooperative Transactions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,554) developed by Zachary Adam Garbow, Rochester, Minn., Bryan M. Logan, Rochester, Mich., and Kevin G. Paterson, San Antonio, for a "method, system and computer program product for processing cooperative transactions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention generally provide a method, system, and program product for sharing electronic transactions among multiple sharing participants. Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for splitting individual lots into multiple "shares," where multiple individuals have an incentive to promote and drive up the price of the lot. Provided the bids reach an acceptable amount, the final selling price is split among each individual in proportion to the number of shares held by each individual." The patent application was filed on Oct. 16, 2007 (11/873,053). 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=8,364,554&OS=8,364,554&RS=8,364,554 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.



*** United Services Automobile Association Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Implementing Intelligent Banking Account System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- United Services Automobile Association, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,364,586) developed by Reynaldo Medina III, San Antonio, for "systems and methods for implementing intelligent banking account system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A person stores funds in a lower interest checking account and a higher interest savings account of a banking institution. For each of a plurality of cycles, funds are received at the beginning of the cycle from an amount of income (`INC`) of the person. An amount at least equal to a total amount of regularly recurring bills of the person that have a generally fixed amount (`FIX`) is deposited into a bills account of the person, and at least a portion of a remainder of INC is deposited into the checking account. During the cycle, the person pays the regularly recurring bills from the bills account and other bills from the checking account. At the end of the cycle, a final amount left in the checking account above a floor value (`FLO`) is transferred to the savings account. Thus, excess funds are not allowed to accumulate in the checking account." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2008 (12/037,170). 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=8,364,586&OS=8,364,586&RS=8,364,586 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** eBay Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- eBay, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,364,635) developed by Youlun Pang, Austin, Texas, for a "temporary session data storage." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system according to an embodiment includes at least one server located at one or more distributed locations, one or more processors, and one or more memories adapted to store a plurality of machine-readable instructions which when executed by the one or more processors are adapted to cause the system to: store data in the at least one server as time based data for a predetermined duration; and allow retrieval of the stored data; wherein if the time based data is accessed within the predetermined duration, at least one time operation is triggered, and if the time based data is not accessed within the predetermined duration, the time based data is removed, wherein a primary copy of the data is stored in a primary server and a secondary copy, which is a replicate of the primary copy, is stored in zero or more secondary server(s)." The patent application was filed on May 2, 2012 (13/462,162). 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=8,364,635&OS=8,364,635&RS=8,364,635 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Bank of America Assigned Patent for Secure Platforms for Financial Transaction Applications ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Bank of America, Charlotte, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,364,567) developed by five co-inventors for "secure platforms for financial transaction applications." The co-inventors are Daniel P. Shnowske, Waxahachie, Texas, William Treadwell, Addison, Texas, Todd Keith Inskeep, Charlotte, N.C., Helene Urban Mele , Denver, N.C., and Ketil Bjugan, Charlotte, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for a secure platform for conducting financial institution transactions. A game console platform is defined that provides for both individual customers and business customers to conduct financial transactions while ensuring higher integrity and confidentiality of the customer's transactions. Additionally, the platform provides for greater user-interface functionality and a heightened user experience." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2008 (12/345,343). 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=8,364,567&OS=8,364,567&RS=8,364,567 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** DT Labs Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- DT Labs, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,364,670) developed by Douglas Peckover, Addison, Texas, for a "system, method and apparatus for electronically searching for an item." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a system, method and apparatus for electronically searching for an item by receiving a search request comprising a requested category and one or more requested attributes of the item and storing the search request in a search index based on the requested category and the requested attribute(s). The search index includes one or more categories and each category is defined by a taxonomy of attributes. The search index is then searched for any previously stored search requests that match the requested category and the requested attribute(s), a result of the search is determined and a search response that includes the result of the search is sent." The patent application was filed on Dec. 28, 2005 (11/321,155). 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=8,364,670&OS=8,364,670&RS=8,364,670 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** United Services Automobile Association Assigned Patent for System and Method for Bundling Financial Services Products with a Mortgage in Connection with a Move Event ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- United Services Automobile Association, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,364,568) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for bundling financial services products with a mortgage in connection with a move event." The co-inventors are Marcus LaGuardia, San Antonio, Cheryl Anne Howell, San Antonio, Patricia Jeanette Dix, San Antonio, and Charles Berton Starks III, Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Financial products, such as a mortgage, homeowner's insurance, and various forms of life insurance, can be packaged together and marketed around a move event. A customer can apply for a mortgage on a web site. As part of the application process, certain data is collected from the customer, and other data may be retrieved from one or more databases. This information can be used to offer and price homeowner's insurance and life insurance, and to suggest an amount of insurance. The web site may offer the customer the chance to buy a mortgage and insurance as a package, after answering a small number of questions that are used to assess the insurance-related risk. The customer may also be offered the chance to make a unified monthly payment for the package of both mortgage and insurance products." The patent application was filed on Oct. 10, 2011 (13/270,020). 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=8,364,568&OS=8,364,568&RS=8,364,568 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Paymentech Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Paymentech, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,364,584) developed by eight co-inventors for a "dynamic currency conversion system and method." The co-inventors are Michael K. Nicholls, Odessa, Fla., Lester S. Maragh, Palm Harbor, Fla., Joan DeTemple, Odessa, Fla., Rosemary R. Thomas, Plano, Texas, Zunoraine Holmes, Cedar Hill, Texas, George E. Wilcox, Palm Harbor, Fla., Keeley M. Sapienza, Tampa, Fla., and Lubna Shad, Clearwater, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for dynamic currency conversion is provided. The system includes a bank identifier system determining whether currency conversion is available for a card-issuing bank of a presented card, such as by comparing a bank identifier from the card with a list or table of participating banks. An exchange rate system determines whether an exchange rate has expired, such as an exchange rate associated with the foreign currency of the card-issuing bank. The card holder is presented with an option for selecting a foreign currency transaction after it is determined that currency conversion is available for the card-issuing bank and that the exchange rate has not expired, such that the card holder does not need to see such information unless foreign currency processing is available." The patent application was filed on Nov. 19, 2004 (10/992,959). 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=8,364,584&OS=8,364,584&RS=8,364,584 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** United Services Automobile Association Assigned Patent for Certificate of Deposit Consolidation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- United Services Automobile Association, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,364,570) developed by David Adrian Johnson, San Antonio, for a "certificate of deposit consolidation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of consolidating certificate of deposits includes providing a consolidation button for the certificate of deposits to a user on a computing device and receiving a user selection of the consolidation button. The method also includes scheduling one or more of the certificate of deposits for consolidation responsive to the user selection of the consolidation button." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2011 (13/327,546). 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=8,364,570&OS=8,364,570&RS=8,364,570 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method for Providing and/or Obtaining Electronic Documents ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,596) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for providing and/or obtaining electronic documents." The co-inventors are Gregory J. Boss, American Fork, Utah, Karyn T. Corneli, Austin, Texas, Brian D. Goodman, Norwalk, Conn., and Rick A. Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method comprising filtering electronic data on a transaction per transaction basis and replicating the filtered electronic data in response to a request to obtain electronic data on the transaction per transaction basis. The system and method further includes providing the filtered replicated electronic data for viewing." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2006 (11/427,668). 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=8,364,596&OS=8,364,596&RS=8,364,596 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Viewpointe Clearing, Settlement & Association Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Viewpointe Clearing, Settlement & Association Services, Charlotte, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,364,562) developed by Tom D'Aquisto, Carrollton, Texas, and Bill Cummings, Dallas, for a "system, computer program and method for processing presentment and adjustment information to institutions participating in a regional or national clearing house." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, computer program and method for adjusting debits and credits received from participating institutions are provided. The system includes a plurality of remote computers of participating institutions, a central server, a network interface in communication with the clearing house computer and the plurality of remote computers over a network, and a database in communication with the central server. The network interface is configured to receive a plurality of presentment data from a first computer of the plurality of remote computers of participating institutions. Each of the plurality of presentment data including one or more debit or credit items each having a presentment amount. The central server is configured to store in the database the plurality of presentment data, receive, from a second computer of the remote computers of participating institutions, an adjustment request corresponding to one or more debit or credit items received from the first computer of the plurality of remote computers of participating institutions, communicate the adjustment request to the first computer of the plurality of remote computers of participating institutions via the network interface, enable the first computer of the plurality of remote computers of participating institutions to accept or deny the adjustment request, and initiate an adjustment based on the adjustment amount if the first computer of the plurality of remote computers of participating institutions accepts the adjustment request. The adjustment request includes detailed adjustment data having an adjustment amount and one or more scanned images corresponding to the respective debit or credit items." The patent application was filed on June 16, 2008 (12/140,026). 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=8,364,562&OS=8,364,562&RS=8,364,562 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cantor Entertainment Data Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Cantor Entertainment Data, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,364,571) developed by Michael M. Sroka, Dallas, and Phillip Drayer, Dallas, for a "method of and system for trading of synthetic assets." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of and system for trading of synthetic assets is disclosed. A plurality of fractional interests in a synthetic asset are created, and the plurality of fractional interests are designated as IPO fractional interests. An initial price of the plurality of fractional interests is determined, and the plurality of fractional interests are made available in a primary market. A first user indicates a desire to acquire at least one of the plurality of fractional interests and provides funds. The fractional interests are transferred to an account associated with the first user and a portion of the funds are designated as reserved funds. A second user submits a request indicating a desire to acquire at least one of the plurality of fractional interests. The reserved funds of the first user are as free funds of the first user, and free funds of the second user are transferred to the first user. The fractional interests of the first user are transferred to the second user." The patent application was filed on Aug. 17, 2007 (11/893,715). 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=8,364,571&OS=8,364,571&RS=8,364,571 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,363,766) developed by Matthew D. Akers, Austin, Texas, Craig D. Shaw, Austin, Texas, and Timothy K. Waldrop, Cedar Park, Texas, for a "device and method of synchronizing signals." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A first input signal is received at a data input of first synchronizer, the first data input to be synchronized to a clock. A second input signal is received at a data input of second synchronizer, the second signal to be synchronized to the clock. Transitions are prevented from being received at a clock input of the first synchronizer and from being received at a the clock input of the second synchronizer in response to the first input signal having the same logic value as a first output signal at an output of the first synchronizer and the second input signal having the same logic value as a second output signal at an output of the second synchronizer." The patent application was filed on June 6, 2008 (12/134,913). 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=83,63,766.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,766&RS=PN/83,63,766 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Microsemi Semiconductor (U.S.) Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Microsemi Semiconductor (U.S.), Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,363,822) developed by Yadunandan Nagarajaiah, Austin, Texas, Michel Darveau, Gatieneau, Canada, and Eric Bass, Austin, Texas, for a "method and apparatus for battery switching during ringing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for providing a ringing signal includes providing a plurality of batteries coupled to a subscriber line interface circuit operable to generate the ringing signal during a ringing cycle and switching selected batteries during the ringing cycle based on values of the ringing signal during the ringing cycle. A line card includes a subscriber line audio-processing circuit operable to generate values for a ringing signal during a ringing cycle, a subscriber line interface circuit coupled to the subscriber line audio-processing circuit and operable to drive the ringing signal on a subscriber line based on the generated values, a plurality of batteries coupled to a subscriber line interface circuit and a control unit operable to switch selected batteries during the ringing cycle based on the generated values of the ringing signal." The patent application was filed on Aug. 7, 2009 (12/537,937). 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=83,63,822.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,822&RS=PN/83,63,822 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,363,815) developed by Bernard Ku, Austin, Texas, for a "proactive telephone number mapping configuration management." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for enabling efficient telephone number mapping (ENUM) based call routing during area code splits are presented herein. An ENUM domain management component can associate an ENUM domain name with multiple records when a numbering plan area code split links an old area code of a telephone number corresponding to the ENUM domain name with a new area code. An ENUM provisioning component can perform permissive dialing of the old and new area code during ENUM based call routing by utilizing the multiple records." The patent application was filed on May 18, 2009 (12/467,573). 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=83,63,815.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,815&RS=PN/83,63,815 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Texas A&M University System Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,363,747) developed by Zhixin Liu, College Station, Texas, Vladimir M. Stankovic, Lancaster, United Kingdom, and Zixiang Xiong, Spring, Texas, for a "compress-forward coding with N-PSK modulation for the half-duplex gaussian relay channel." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods that implement compress-forward (CF) coding with N-PSK modulation for the relay channel are disclosed, where N is greater than or equal to two. In the CF scheme, Wyner-Ziv coding is applied at the relay to exploit the joint statistics between signals at the relay and the destination. Quantizer design and selection of channel code parameters are discussed. Low-density parity check (LDPC) codes are used for error protection at the source, and nested scalar quantization (NSQ) and irregular repeat accumulate (IRA) codes for Wyner Ziv coding (or more precisely, distributed joint source-channel coding) at the relay. The destination system decodes original message information using (a) a first signal received from the source in a first interval and (b) a second signal that represents a mixture of transmissions from the source and relay in the second interval." The patent application was filed on March 8, 2011 (13/043,232). 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=83,63,747.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,747&RS=PN/83,63,747 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,298) developed by William Arthur Griffith, Austin, Texas, Indran Naick, Austin, Texas, and Wing Sent, San Diego, for filtering application sounds.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method, and program product are provided for filtering sound from a selected application on a computer without interrupting voice communications on the computer. The method comprises: monitoring a selected program for an outgoing digital audio signal from a selected application; detecting said digital audio signal; and filtering an analog microphone input with the digital audio signal." The patent application was filed on July 29, 2009 (12/511,176). 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=8,364,298&OS=8,364,298&RS=8,364,298 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Southern Methodist University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Southern Methodist University, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,363,891) developed by Peter G. Weyand, Dallas, Kenneth P. Clark, Dallas, and Laurence J. Ryan, Richardson, Texas, for a "system and method for predicting a force applied to a surface by a body during a movement." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to one embodiment, a system includes at least one memory and at least one processor. The processor receives information that includes a position or motion of one or more points of a body during a movement. Based at least on the position or motion of the one or more points of the body during the movement, the processor calculates a first one or more curves indicative of a first force between a surface and at least a first portion of the body, and calculates a second one or more curves indicative of a second force between the surface and at least a second portion of the body. The processor further predicts a force applied to the surface by the body during the movement by combining the first and second one or more curves." The patent application was filed on March 26, 2012 (13/430,427). 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=83,63,891.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,891&RS=PN/83,63,891 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Rent A Toll Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Rent A Toll, Carrollton, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,363,899) developed by Sarath K. Balachandran, Irving, Texas, for a "method and system for processing vehicular violations." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes receiving paper comprising information regarding a vehicular violation, the information comprising a unique vehicle identifier and a violation classification, extracting from the paper the unique vehicle identifier and the violation classification via automated pattern recognition, uploading the extracted unique vehicle identifier and the violation classification to a database, determining whether the extracted unique vehicle identifier is associated with a predefined plurality of vehicles, responsive to a determination that the unique vehicle identifier is associated with a vehicle of the predefined plurality of vehicles, charging a violation fee for the vehicular violation to a party that was responsible for the vehicle at the time of the vehicular violation, responsive to a determination that the unique vehicle identifier is not associated with the predefined plurality of vehicles, disputing responsibility for the vehicular violation." The patent application was filed on Oct. 12, 2009 (12/577,443). 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=83,63,899.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,899&RS=PN/83,63,899 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Nuance Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Nuance Communications, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,363,807) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and method for performing an action on a phone in response to a user initiating an outbound call to one or more select phone numbers." The co-inventors are Assaf Baciu, Berkeley, Calif., Sandeep M. Bhojwani, San Jose, Calif., Jayadev Billa, San Jose, Calif., Carl Mikael Berner, Sunnyvale, Calif., Kevin M. Stone, Mountain View, Calif., and David A. Winarsky, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a system, method and software application for associating one or more phone numbers with an action on a phone and performing an action on the phone in response to the user initiating a call to one of such phone numbers. Certain phone numbers are associated with an action. The user's phone, or a server with which the user's phone communicates, maintains a table of the phone numbers associated with an action, and each phone number in the table is related to an action. Software on the user's phone listens for call initiated by a user. When the user initiates a call, software on the phone "intercepts" the call, and the phone (or a server with which the phone communicates) determines whether the call is to a phone number that is in the table. If the phone number is in the table, then it is associated with an action, and the user's phone performs that action at a time specified by instructions for such action. The action may be performed before, during, or after the call depending on the instructions associated with the call. Whether a call is placed to the original phone number ultimately depends on the action and the user's response to the action." The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2007 (11/904,368). 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=83,63,807.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,807&RS=PN/83,63,807 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Silicon Laboratories Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Silicon Laboratories, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,363,894) developed by Stephen C. Gerber, Austin, Texas, Wayne T. Holcombe, Mountain View, Calif., and Miroslav Svajda, San Jose, Calif., for an "apparatus and method for implementing a touchless slider." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for gesture recognition in an optical system using a touchless slider is shown. The touchless slider has first and second reference points positioned along an axis in an optical system. The method includes obtaining a plurality of first and second reflectance values by measuring an amplitude of light reflected from an object relative to the first and second reference points, respectively, wherein each first and second reflectance value corresponds to a different point in time. The plurality of first and second reflectance values are compared to identify a plurality of ratio values between the first and second reflectance values, wherein each of the plurality of ratio values corresponds to one of the points in time. At least one of a position and a direction of movement of the object relative to the first and second reference points is determined based on the identified plurality of ratio values." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2009 (12/570,625). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,63,894.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,894&RS=PN/83,63,894 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** NewTalk Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- NewTalk, San Mateo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,364,466) developed by four co-inventors for a "fast-and-engaging, real-time translation using a network environment." The co-inventors are Bruce W. Nash, East Palo Alto, Calif., Craig A. Robinson, San Antonio, Martha P. Robinson, San Antonio, and Robert H. Clemons, Mountain House, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The teachings described herein generally relate to a multilingual electronic translation of a source phrase to a destination language selected from multiple languages, and this can be accomplished through the use of a network environment. The electronic translation can occur as a spoken translation, can be in real-time, and can mimic the voice of the user of the system." The patent application was filed on June 16, 2012 (13/525,303). 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=8,364,466.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,466&RS=PN/8,364,466 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Raytheon Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Raytheon, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,364,439) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method for detection of concealed cargo in a vehicle by center of mass measurement." The co-inventors are Nathan M. Mintz, Redondo Beach, Calif., Michael K. Holz, Newton Centre, Mass., Brandon W. Pillans, Plano, Texas, Gregory V. Burnett, Murphy, Texas, and Anthony Ross, Frisco, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and computer-implemented method for detecting concealed cargo and/or concealed passengers in a vehicle includes obtaining weight distribution data for the vehicle; obtaining vehicle loading data; measuring a center of mass of the vehicle to obtain an actual center of mass position of the vehicle; and executing one or more computer program modules configured to determined a predicted center of mass position of the vehicle using the obtained vehicle loading data and the obtained weight distribution data of the vehicle; compare the actual center of mass position of the vehicle with the predicted center of mass position of the vehicle; and provide a signal if the actual center of mass position of the vehicle departs from the predicted center of mass position of the vehicle by at least a predetermined threshold, the signal being representative of concealed cargo and/or concealed passengers in the vehicle." The patent application was filed on July 9, 2010 (12/833,292). 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=8,364,439.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,439&RS=PN/8,364,439 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Nuance Communications Assigned Paten ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Nuance Communications, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,364,490) developed by four co-inventors for a "voice browser with integrated TCAP and ISUP interfaces." The co-inventors are Thomas E. Creamer, Boca Raton, Fla., Victor S. Moore, Lake City, Fla., Glen R. Walters, Hollywood, Fla., and Scott Lee Winters, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A voice browser configured to process voice markup language documents can include a voice processing application and an integrated communications interface for interacting with a voice processing system. The voice browser can be configured to load the voice processing application independently of a received telephone call. The integrated communications interface can include at least one of an integrated transaction capabilities application part component for receiving a transaction capabilities application part query and an integrated ISUP component for receiving a telephony control signal." The patent application was filed on Sept. 14, 2010 (12/881,369). 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=8,364,490.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,490&RS=PN/8,364,490 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Freeosk Marketing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Freeosk Marketing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,364,520) developed by Matthew Patrick Eichorn, Chicago, Nathan Thomas Mirabito, Chicago, and Tony Lee Koenigsknecht, Austin, Texas, for a "method for measuring effectiveness of sampling activity and providing pre-market product feedback." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There is disclosed herein an improved method for measuring the effectiveness of a sampling event, particularly correlating a product sampling event with the consumer's purchase of a corresponding purchasable product. Preferably, a product sample terminal is employed to identify a consumer, dispense a product sample to the consumer, store data pertaining to the product sampling event, and correlate the consumer's purchase of a corresponding or complimentary product for determining whether the product sampling event converted the event into the consumer's purchasing decisions. Additionally disclosed is a method for soliciting, aggregating, and processing consumer preferences pertaining to product attributes for informing investment decisions with regard to product development." The patent application was filed on Aug. 17, 2009 (12/583,217). 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=8,364,520.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,520&RS=PN/8,364,520 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** DataInfoCom USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- DataInfoCom USA, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,364,519) developed by Atanu Basu, Round Rock, Texas, and Joachim Hubele, Austin, Texas, for an "apparatus, system and method for processing, analyzing or displaying data related to performance metrics." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of determining a set of future actions includes providing an interface to a user, the interface including an adjustable element associated with a future value of an influencer. The influencer is associated with an action. The method further includes receiving via the interface an adjusted future value of the influencer, projecting a future value of a performance indicator based at least in part on the adjusted future value of the influencer, and providing a results interface to the user indicative of the future value of the performance indicator." The patent application was filed on Feb. 2, 2011 (13/019,446). 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=8,364,519.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,519&RS=PN/8,364,519 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** BioTex Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- BioTex, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,364,217) developed by Ralph Ballerstadt, Houston, Roger McNichols, Pearland, Texas, and Ashok Gowda, Houston, for a "system, device and method for determining the concentration of an analyte." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There are many inventions described and illustrated herein. In one aspect, the present invention is a system, a device and a method for sensing the concentration of an analyte in a fluid (for example, a fluid sample) or matrix. The analyte may be glucose or other chemical of interest. The fluid or matrix may be, for example, the fluid or matrix in the body of an animal (for example, human), or any other suitable fluid or matrix in which it is desired to know the concentration of an analyte. In one embodiment, the invention is a system and/or device that includes one or more layers having a plurality of analyte-equivalents and mobile or fixed receptor molecules with specific binding sites for the analyte-equivalents and analytes under analysis (for example, glucose). The receptor molecules, when exposed to or in the presence of analyte (that resides, for example, in a fluid in an animal), bind with the analyte (or vice versa). As such, some or all (or substantially all) of the receptor molecules within a given layer may bind with the analyte, which results in a change in the optical properties of one or more of the layers. These layer(s) may be examined or interrogated, via optical techniques, whereby the optical response of the layers and/or, in particular, the substance within the layer(s), may be measured, evaluated and/or analyzed." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2007 (11/811,083). 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=8,364,217&OS=8,364,217&RS=8,364,217 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Online Registration and Block Tracking for Travel Wholesalers, Agencies and Hotels ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,507) developed by Joshua A. Norrid, Addison, Texas, for an "online registration and block tracking for travel wholesalers, agencies and hotels." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for providing reservation capabilities to a reservation or property management system via a plurality of Internet web sites. Each booking party is directed to a web site containing common content and content specific to the type of booking party, such as a travel agent, wholesaler, or traveler. The system ensures the complete and accurate collection of data regarding a customer and the customer's reservation request through the use of distributed software components and association with customer profiles. Each booking party may create or modify customer profile information to be associated with reservations. The product or service provider may establish and maintain its own set of commission rates, fee amounts and discount values for each type of booking party, thereby allowing the provider to control accuracy and completeness of reservations, as well as revenue flow to the booking parties." The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2001 (09/963,716). 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=8,364,507.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,507&RS=PN/8,364,507 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Optimizing a Language/Media Translation Map ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,465) developed by Kohtaroh Miyamoto, Tokyo, and Ali Sobhi, Austin, Texas, for "optimizing a language/media translation map." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism is provided for optimizing a language/media translation map. A user input is received comprising an input language/media selection, one or more output languages/medias selections, and a threshold for at least one of accuracy or throughput of one or more requested language/media translations. For each of the one or more requested language media translations, a determination is made as to whether an accuracy or throughput of a selected one of an automated translation system or a human resource translator is above the threshold for the at least one of accuracy or throughput. Responsive to the accuracy or throughput being above the threshold, either the selected one of the automated translation system or the selected one of the human resource translator is added to a multiple language/media translation map. An optimized multiple language/media translation map is then generated for use by a translation orchestration module in the data processing system." The patent application was filed on March 19, 2012 (13/423,537). 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=8,364,465.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,465&RS=PN/8,364,465 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,463) developed by Kohtaroh Miyamoto, Tokyo, and Ali Sobhi, Austin, Texas, for "optimizing a language/media translation map." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism is provided for optimizing a language/media translation map. A user input is received comprising an input language/media selection, one or more output languages/medias selections, and a threshold for at least one of accuracy or throughput of one or more requested language/media translations. For each of the one or more requested language media translations, a determination is made as to whether an accuracy or throughput of a selected one of an automated translation system or a human resource translator is above the threshold for the at least one of accuracy or throughput. Responsive to the accuracy or throughput being above the threshold, either the selected one of the automated translation system or the selected one of the human resource translator is added to a multiple language/media translation map. An optimized multiple language/media translation map is then generated for use by a translation orchestration module in the data processing system." The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2009 (12/567,162). 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=8,364,463.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,463&RS=PN/8,364,463 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** National Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- National Instruments, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,364,446) developed by eleven co-inventors for "approximating a system using an abstract geometrical space." The co-inventors are James M. Lewis, Austin, Texas, Michael D. Cerna, Austin, Texas, Kyle P. Gupton, Austin, Texas, James C. Nagle, Austin, Texas, Yong Rao, Round Rock, Texas, Subramanian Ramamoorthy, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Darren R. Schmidt, Cedar Park, Texas, Bin Wang, Shanghai, China, Benjamin R. Weidman, Austin, Texas, Lothar Wenzel, Round Rock, Texas, and Naxiong Zhang, Shanghai, China.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "System and method for approximating a system. A multi-parameter representation of a family of systems is stored. An embedding of the family into an abstract geometrical continuous space with a metric and defined by the parameters is determined. Coordinates of the space specify values for the parameters of systems of the family. The space includes a grid of points representing respective discrete approximations of the systems. A first point corresponding to a desired instance of a system is determined. The first point's coordinates specify values for the parameters of the instance. The space is sampled using a mapping of a well-distributed point set from a Euclidean space of the parameters to the abstract space. A nearest discrete point to the first point is determined which specifies values for parameters for an optimal discrete approximation of the desired instance, which are useable to implement the discrete approximation of the desired instance." The patent application was filed on Oct. 12, 2009 (12/577,357). 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=8,364,446.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,446&RS=PN/8,364,446 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and System for Providing Route Alternatives While Using a Cell Phone ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,165) developed by Lisa Anne Seacat, San Francisco, Kulvir S. Bhogal, Fort Worth, Texas, and Robert Peterson, Austin, Texas, for a "method and system for providing route alternatives while using a cell phone." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system in accordance with the present invention integrates information from cell phone coverage maps with a user's GPS system, thereby making possible the suggestion of alternative routes based on coverage strength and chances of dropping calls in different geographical areas. The method and system in accordance with the present invention can also generate warnings if a user is approaching an area of low or nonexistent coverage, so that the user can take action, such as utilizing a different route or telling the party on the line that the connection may be dropped or disconnected." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2007 (11/781,167). 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=8,364,165&OS=8,364,165&RS=8,364,165 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Tektronix Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Tektronix, Beaverton, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,364,143) developed by Paolo Norberto Agretti, Padua, Italy, Daniel Paul Russo, Dallas, and Sameh M. Yamany, Plano, Texas, for a "detection of anti-steering of roaming activity on visited networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for automatically detecting Anti-Steering of Roaming activity is disclosed. This method can be used by a monitoring system on a home network that continuously monitors all international MAP signaling with a visited network. Anti-Steering of Roaming is detected by estimating a number of roaming subscribers of different types, including a number of unique active roamers, a number of unique steered roamers, and a number of unique anti-steered roamers. The numbers of subscribers of the different types, either alone or in combination, are compared to threshold values. If the numbers exceed the threshold value, then the monitoring system alerts the home network that a visited network may be using Anti-Steering of Roaming technology." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2010 (12/975,137). 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=8,364,143&OS=8,364,143&RS=8,364,143 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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.

-1112718 (c) 2013 Targeted News Service

[ Back To asia.tmcnet.com's Homepage 's Homepage ]

comments powered by Disqus





Technology Marketing Corporation

800 Connecticut Ave, 1st Floor East, Norwalk, CT 06854 USA
Ph: 800-243-6002, 203-852-6800
Fx: 203-866-3326

General comments: tmc@tmcnet.com.
Comments about this site: webmaster@tmcnet.com.

STAY CURRENT YOUR WAY

© 2014 Technology Marketing Corporation. All rights reserved | Privacy Policy