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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Feb. 20)

[February 20, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Feb. 20)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Application of Normative Rules in a Virtual Universe ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,649) developed by four co-inventors for an "application of normative rules in a virtual universe." The co-inventors are David C. Brillhart, Orlando, Fla., Christopher J. Dawson, Bethesda, Md., Michael D. Kendzierski, New York, and James W. Seaman II, Fairfax, Va.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention teaches methods for applying an avatar behavior rule within a virtual universe environment. An avatar behavior rule and a violation threshold for the rule are defined for a virtual universe environment. The behavior of a collective plurality of avatars within the virtual universe is monitored for compliance with the rule, including determining an amount of compliance with the rule and comparing the compliance amount with the violation threshold. If the compliance amount exceeds the violation threshold, then the rule or the violation threshold is revised until the monitored behavior of the collective plurality of avatars within the virtual universe is in compliance with the rule, and in effect does not exceed the violation threshold. Service methods, articles of manufacture comprising a computer readable program, systems, articles and programmable devices for performing one or more method and/or process elements of the current invention are also provided." The patent application was filed on July 10, 2009 (12/500,894). 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=83,80,649.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,649&RS=PN/83,80,649 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** XpertUniverse Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- XpertUniverse, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,380,655) developed by four co-inventors for a "management of expert resources using seeker profiles." The co-inventors are James B. Nevin, New York, Abraham Zelkin, Oyster Bay, N.Y., Richard W. Mason, Cos Cob, Conn., and John Steinhoff, New York.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a system and method of locating an expert having individualized knowledge of a seeker's request. A computer based match and route system is used to locate an expert. In the memory component of the system, a seeker profile is created and is embedded, prior to a request for an inquiry, with pre-selected inquiry criteria and values. An interactive problem definition page displays numerous inquiry criteria and values for a seeker to select. An expert having individualized knowledge regarding a seeker's request is located by filtering the pre-selected and seeker selected inquiry criteria and values." The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2005 (11/200,520). 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=83,80,655.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,655&RS=PN/83,80,655 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Searching Multi-dimensional Data Using a Parallelization Framework Comprising Data Partitioning and Short-cutting via Early Out ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,643) developed by Rajesh R. Bordawekar, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Bugra Gedik, White Plains, N.Y., and Alexander C. Lang, New York, for "searching multi-dimensional data using a parallelization framework comprising data partitioning and short-cutting via early out." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for searching multi-dimensional data are provided. The techniques include providing a parallelization framework for a search algorithm, wherein the search algorithm exposes one or more architecture-sensitive tunable optimization parameters, and using the one or more architecture-sensitive tunable optimization parameters to tune the search algorithm to search multi-dimensional data in any underlying architecture." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2009 (12/569,943). 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=83,80,643.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,643&RS=PN/83,80,643 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** JPMorgan Chase Bank Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- JPMorgan Chase Bank, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,380,677) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and system for reconciling transportation records." The co-inventors are Jennifer M. Lansden, Woodhaven, N.Y., Gerald J. Foy, Wilmington, Del., Tim Beadle, Dartmouth Woods, Del., Richard Gordon Thomas, Dover, Del., and Bryan W. Groth, Huntley, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Aspects of the present invention are directed to a system for next day reconciliation of transportation records. The system having a transportation record storage provider (TRSP) that receives and stores storage medium transportation requests; an outside service provider (OSP) inventory manager that receives and maintains records of transported storage mediums scanned at the OSP; and a reconciliation provider that receives a first list from the TRSP and a second list from the OSP inventory manger, for reconciliation. The reconciliation provider includes receivers for receiving the first and second list; a processing engine that reconciles the first list and the second list; and a reporting unit that reports the results of the reconciliation. The processing engine matches inbound and outbound records of the first list and second list, and processes invalid records; and analyzes and accounts for un-matched records." The patent application was filed on Feb. 6, 2008 (12/027,025). 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=83,80,677.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,677&RS=PN/83,80,677 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Hierarchical Ranking of Facial Attributes ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,711) developed by four co-inventors for "hierarchical ranking of facial attributes." The co-inventors are Ankur Datta, White Plains, N.Y., Rogerio S. Feris, White Plains, N.Y., Sharathchandra U. Pankanti, Darien, Conn., and Daniel A. Vaquero, Santa Barbara, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In response to a query of discernible facial attributes, the locations of distinct and different facial regions are estimated from face image data, each relevant to different attributes. Different features are extracted from the estimated facial regions from database facial images, which are ranked in base layer rankings by matching feature vectors in a bipartite graph to a base layer ranking sequence as a function of edge weights parameterized by an associated base layer parameter vector. Second-layer rankings define second-layer attribute vectors as bilinear combinations of the base-layer feature vectors and associated base layer parameter vectors for common attributes, which are matched in a bipartite graph to a second-layer ranking sequence as a function of edge weights parameterized by associated second-layer parameter vectors. The images are thus ranked for relevance to the query as a function of fusing the second-layer rankings." The patent application was filed on March 10, 2011 (13/045,092). 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=83,80,711.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,711&RS=PN/83,80,711 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Island Intellectual Property Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Island Intellectual Property, Manhasset, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,621) developed by Bruce Bent, Manhasset, N.Y., Bruce Bent II, Manhasset, N.Y., and Arthur Bent, New York, for "systems, methods and program products for swap processing for uninsured accounts." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system and program product, the method comprising: accessing in the performance of steps databases, comprising: aggregated deposit account information for a plurality of FDIC-insured and interest-bearing aggregated deposit accounts in first plurality of banks; client account information; accessing first client transaction data; determining total amounts of funds for a second plurality of banks; determining a set of client accounts having small balances; allocating funds of client accounts among the second plurality of the banks to match the respective total amounts set for the second plurality of banks, the allocating comprising allocating the small balance client accounts to force a distribution of respective of the client accounts; determining transfer information for funds from the one or more of the aggregated deposit accounts; receiving second transaction files; reallocating funds of client accounts among to match the respective total amounts set for the second plurality of the banks." The patent application was filed on Feb. 4, 2008 (12/025,402). 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=83,80,621.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,621&RS=PN/83,80,621 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Indexing and Searching of Electronic Message Transmission Thread Sets ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,682) developed by seven co-inventors for "indexing and searching of electronic message transmission thread sets." The co-inventors are Andrei Z. Broder, Bronx, N.Y., Nadav Eiron, San Jose, Calif., Marcus Fontoura, Los Gatos, Calif., Michael Herscovici, Haifa, Israel, Ronny Lempel, Haifa, Israel, John McPherson Jr., San Jose, Calif., and Eugene Shekita, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes describing the thread configurations of a volume of well-ordered electronic message transmissions (EMT) and utilizing the thread configuration data to conduct selective searches of the EMT volume. An apparatus includes a thread processor and a query manager. The thread processor analyzes the EMT threads and records the thread configuration data. The query manager utilizes the thread configuration data to conduct selective searches of the EMT volume." The patent application was filed on June 14, 2009 (12/484,213). 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=83,80,682.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,682&RS=PN/83,80,682 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Stikine Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Stikine Technology, Las Vegas, has been assigned a patent (8,380,609) developed by Christopher Keith, New York, for "trading system with ELFs and umpires." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Price setting for a security occurs by automatically engaging in a price discovery procedure before responding to a request for a current buy or sell price of the security to provide an automatically discovered price that is better than a book price. The book price is the best price in an order book including orders to buy or sell specified quantities of the security at respective prices, the lowest sell order price of the booked orders being the book sell price, the highest buy order price of the booked orders being the book buy order price. The price discovery procedure includes providing the book buy or sell price to at least one entity registered to participate in the price discovery procedure. The entity automatically provides an improved price relative to the book price based on a predetermined strategy that is determined independently of the strategies for other entities. The temporal duration of the price discovery procedure can be predetermined or based on an amount of activity occurring during the price discovery procedure." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2006 (11/469,378). 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=83,80,609.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,609&RS=PN/83,80,609 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** ICAP Services North America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- ICAP Services North America, Jersey City, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,380,610) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for processing trading orders." The co-inventors are Robert T. Nagle, Little Falls, N.J., Daniel Abbatemarco, Colts Neck, N.J., Christopher Ferreri, Staten Island, N.Y., and Richard Raymond May, Matthews, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data processing system for implementing transaction management of auction-based trading is disclosed. The disclosed data processing system provides a structured trading protocol implemented through a sequence of trading paradigms. The system employs a distributed computer processing network linking together a matching engine and a plurality of workstations. The protocol and its programmed controlling logic enhances trading efficiency, rewards market makers, and fairly distributes market opportunity to system users. In some preferred embodiments, the structured trading protocol permits traders to enter hidden bids or offers during a clearing period that may be converted to transactable bids and offers when the clearing period terminates. In addition, in some preferred embodiments, the structured protocol permits traders to enter orders that specify an initial price and a better, hidden price. The system is programmed to improve the price of a trader's order within the cap established by the hidden price in particular circumstances in order to permit the trader to maintain priority in the order book when a better-priced order enters the market." The patent application was filed on July 27, 2009 (12/509,937). 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=83,80,610.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,610&RS=PN/83,80,610 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** ITG Software Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- ITG Software Solutions, Culver City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,380,594) developed by Anthony Berkman, New York, Seth Goldstein, New York, and Justin A. Jones, Tarrytown, N.Y., for "methods and systems for using multiple data sets to analyze performance metrics of targeted companies." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "New and improved methods and systems for modeling the performance of selected company metrics. Multiple, non-traditional sets of objective data along with mathematical analytical techniques are used to provide transparency and visibility into company performance relating to the particular metrics. Company inflection points and changes in strategy may be identified. The performance of a company and/or the performance of a selected industry or industry sector may be analyzed." The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2004 (10/972,179). 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=8,380,594&OS=8,380,594&RS=8,380,594 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** JPMorgan Chase Bank Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- JPMorgan Chase Bank, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,380,601) developed by four co-inventors for a "system for and method of international pooling." The co-inventors are Matthew Bax, London, Gary Plummer, Poole, United Kingdom, Nitin Babbar, Sheffield, United Kingdom, and Danielle Rumore, Glenwood Landing, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for and method of tracking a loan from a pool of assets is presented. The pool of assets may be legally owned by a single entity, but with separate individual investors owning an economic beneficial interest in a portion of the pool. The system and method provide a technique that allows for tax transparency for income generated by loans of such individual investor's associated assets. Moreover, the system and method allow for the separate individual investors to be domiciled in different tax jurisdictions." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2010 (12/761,897). 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=8,380,601&OS=8,380,601&RS=8,380,601 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** CFPH Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- CFPH, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,380,602) developed by Howad W. Lutnicj, New York, Dean P. Alderucci, Westport, Conn., and Thomas D. Bradshaw, New York, for an "exchange for fractional interests and usage rights in a collection of assets." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems are provided herewith for exchanging and rating works of art. A value for each of a plurality of portfolios of art owned by a plurality of participants is determined Ownership interests in the plurality of portfolios of art are pooled in a legal ownership entity. For each participant, an initial participant value is determined based on the determined value of each portfolio of art owned by the respective participant. A respective quantity of shares of the legal ownership entity for each respective participant is determined based on the participant value determined for the participant. An indicia of the respective quantity of shares is transmitted to each respective participant. Participants may buy and sell usage and ownership interests in the portfolios of art. Participants may also redeem their shares for cash or other value." The patent application was filed on May 7, 2010 (12/776,230). 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=8,380,602&OS=8,380,602&RS=8,380,602 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** JPMorgan Chase Bank Assigned Patent for International Banking System and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- JPMorgan Chase Bank, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,380,597) developed by eight co-inventors for an "international banking system and method." The co-inventors are Nigel Night, Hants, United Kingdom, Richard Baker, Common, United Kingdom, Mel Metherell, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Ian Chittick, Essex, United Kingdom, Richard Parkin, Warwick, United Kingdom, Sang Leong, Mattawan, N.J., Les Green, Dorset, United Kingdom, and Marc A. Anders, New York.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system an method for providing banks with access to a previously inaccessible exiting international infrastructure. A provider bank first establishes on its system, a set of accounts for each of the customers of a client bank (the client bank environment). The client bank environment has its own Demand Deposit Account (DDA) module to process account entries and calculate interest and its own funds transfer module to initiate and to receive funds transfers. The primary interface into the funds transfer section in the client bank environment is to the funds transfer section of the provider bank environment. The funds transfer section of the provider bank is coupled to the systems which constitute the international banking infrastructure that is able to process banking transactions on a global basis for the customers of the client bank." The patent application was filed on Sept. 16, 2010 (12/883,324). 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=8,380,597&OS=8,380,597&RS=8,380,597 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method, System and Computer Program Product for Providing Filtering of GUEST2 Quiesce Requests ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,907) developed by Lisa C. Heller, Rhinebeck, N.Y., Damian L. Osisek, Vestal, N.Y., and Charles F. Webb, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., for a "method, system and computer program product for providing filtering of GUEST2 quiesce requests." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system and computer program product for providing filtering of level two guest (G2) quiesce requests. The method includes receiving a G2 quiesce interruption request at a processor currently or previously executing a G2 running under a level two hypervisor in a logical partition. The G2 includes a current zone and G2 virtual machine (VM) identifier. The quiesce interruption request specifies an initiating zone and an initiating G2 VM identifier. It is determined if the G2 quiesce interruption request can be filtered by the processor. The determining is responsive to the current G2 VM identifier, the current zone, the initiating zone and the initiating G2 VM identifier. The G2 quiesce interruption request is filtered at the processor in response to determining that the G2 quiesce interruption request can be filtered. Thus, filtering between G2 virtual machines running in the logical partition is provided." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2008 (12/037,887). 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=8,380,907&OS=8,380,907&RS=8,380,907 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,380,888) developed by Elton Tarik Ray, Lakeville, N.Y., and Brian Robert Pierson, Victor, N.Y., for a "system and method for determining printer health." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for determining whether a printing device is operating properly may include determining, by a computing device, whether a protocol is supported by a printing device. Using the supported protocol, implementation information may be transmitted to the printing device. Response information may be received from the printing device. A result based on the response information may be reported. The result may be indicative of the operation of the protocol on the printing device." The patent application was filed on Aug. 18, 2008 (12/193,516). 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=8,380,888&OS=8,380,888&RS=8,380,888 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Research Foundation of State University of New York Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Research Foundation of State University of New York, Binghamton, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,846) developed by Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, Vestal, N.Y., Weishuai Yang, Ozone Park, N.Y., and Michael Lewis, Vestal, N.Y., for an "automatic clustering for self-organizing grids." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for clustering of nodes for a task, and cluster so provided comprising an automatically partitioned a set of nodes having a branched hierarchy of subsets based at least on a relative distance according to at least one node characteristic distance metric, each subset having a communication node, each node within the subset being adapted to communicate control information with the communication node, and the communication nodes of respective subnets which are hierarchically linked, being configured to communicate control information with each other; and a set of output preferred nodes for allocation of portions of a task, wherein the output set of preferred nodes is dependent on both the hierarchy and the task." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2011 (13/243,125). 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=8,380,846&OS=8,380,846&RS=8,380,846 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Fan Chiang Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Fan Chiang Holdings, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,380,862) developed by eight co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for user-specific website claiming." The co-inventors are Dean Hiller, Shrub Oak, N.Y., James McCrossin, San Jose, Calif., Steven J. Marks, San Jose, Calif., Peter K. Petterson, San Jose, Calif., Karen Janowski, Los Altos, Calif., Raymond J. Holland, Scottsdale, Ariz., Mor Hezi, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Byron Stephen Lee, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for claiming a user-specific website associated to a user's telephone number is disclosed. The present invention provides for user identity verification through telephone number detection. The user-specific website requested is associated to the telephone number of the requesting user. This prevents the potential for anonymity, which is found in present methods. Potential users must "authenticate" that they have access to the phone number of the website that they are attempting to claim. Website claiming can be done by first requesting a user-specific website online and then accessing the system's telephone service for phone number verification. In the alternative, website claiming can be performed by first calling the system phone number for phone verification, followed by online website claim completion." The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2000 (09/728,107). 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=8,380,862&OS=8,380,862&RS=8,380,862 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for End-to-end (E2E) Service Level Agreement (SLA) Compliance Across Both Managed and Unmanaged Network Segments ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,861) developed by nine co-inventors for an "end-to-end (E2E) service level agreement (SLA) compliance across both managed and unmanaged network segments." The co-inventors are Michael E. Baskey, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Mandis S. Beigi, White Plains, N.Y., Sivaram Gottimukkala, Morrisville, N.C., Lap T. Huynh, Apex, N.C., Dinakaran Joseph, Apex, N.C., Einar Lueck, Weil im Schoenbuch, Germany, Debanjan Saha, Mohegan Lake, N.Y., Sambit Sahu, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and Dinesh C. Verma, New Castle, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to e2e SLA support in a network of both manageable and unmanageable portions and provide a method, system and computer program product for e2e SLA compliance across both managed and unmanaged network segments. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for e2e SLA compliance across both managed and unmanaged network segments can be provided. The method can include identifying both a managed segment and an unmanaged segment of an e2e network for a communications path implicated by an SLA, determining an observed delay for the unmanaged segment of the e2e network, computing from a desired delay for the communications path and the observed delay a differential delay, and constraining the managed segment to meet the differential delay in order to assure meeting the desired delay for the communications path implicated by the SLA." The patent application was filed on Feb. 3, 2011 (13/020,089). 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=8,380,861&OS=8,380,861&RS=8,380,861 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Reducing Carbon Footprint and Providing Power Savings in Session Initiated Protocol Conferencing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,860) developed by five co-inventors for "reducing carbon footprint and providing power savings in session initiated protocol conferencing." The co-inventors are Abhinay R. Nagpal, Hadapsar, India, Sandeep R. Patil, Elmsford, N.Y., Sri Ramanathan, Lutz, Fla., Gandhi Sivakumar, Victoria, Australia, and Matthew B. Trevathan, Kennesaw, Ga.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes determining a first subset of a plurality of links to be set to a first power state and a second subset of the plurality of links to be set to a second power state, different from the first power state, based on estimated data transmission. The method also includes instructing at least one network apparatus to set the first subset of the plurality of links to the first power state and to set the second subset of the plurality of links to the second power state different from the first power state." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2010 (12/942,499). 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=8,380,860&OS=8,380,860&RS=8,380,860 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Software License Management within a Cloud Computing Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,837) developed by five co-inventors for a "software license management within a cloud computing environment." The co-inventors are Christopher J. Dawson, Arlington, Va., Yu Deng, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Rick A. Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., Jenny S. Li, Danbury, Conn., and Liangzhao Zeng, Mohegan Lake, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the present invention provide a solution to manage software licenses within a cloud computing environment. Specifically, aspects of the present invention (among other things): determine a requester's/customer's needs; identify a set (at least one) of providers capable of addressing the requester's licensing needs; and match the customer with the most appropriate provider. The embodiments of the present invention will also analyze current licensing configurations/models of the requesters, providers, and software vendors to identify areas of potential improvement. This provides the functionality necessary to adjust software license level in a dynamic fashion so as to best meet the customer's needs." The patent application was filed on Sept. 7, 2010 (12/876,337). 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=8,380,837&OS=8,380,837&RS=8,380,837 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Session Management Enhancements for Instant Messaging Applications ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,792) developed by four co-inventors for a "session management enhancements for instant messaging applications." The co-inventors are Gregory Jensen Boss, American Fork, Utah, Rick Allen Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., Aroopratan D. Pandya, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and James Wesley Seaman, Falls Church, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer displays a first identifier of a remote user followed by a first numeral and a second numeral in an interface of a messaging program for a local user, the first numeral representing a number of active messaging sessions for the remote user, and the second numeral representing a number of messages present in a queue and to be delivered to the remote user." The patent application was filed on July 22, 2008 (12/177,284). 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=8,380,792&OS=8,380,792&RS=8,380,792 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Reduction of Alerts in Information Technology Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,838) developed by eight co-inventors for "reduction of alerts in information technology systems." The co-inventors are Abhijit Bose, Paramus, N.J., Winnie Wing-Yee Cheng, Tarrytown, N.Y., Shang Qing Guo, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., Sang Kyum Kim, Urbana, Ill., Laura Zaihua Luan, Scarsdale, N.Y., Dennis Anthony Perpetua Jr., Jay, N.Y., Daniela Rosu, Ossining, N.Y., and Mithkal M. Smadi, Round Rock, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Aspects of the present invention dynamically reduce a frequency at which IT infrastructure automatically generates alerts. Historical data across a plurality of data sources in the IT infrastructure is analyzed. An opportunity to reduce the frequency at which the IT infrastructure automatically generates the alerts is identified. A new alert policy addressing the opportunity to reduce alert frequency is generated. An impact of the new alert policy on a set of predefined service level objectives (SLOs) and service level agreements (SLAs) is evaluated. The new alert policy is deployed in the IT infrastructure." The patent application was filed on April 8, 2011 (13/082,786). 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=8,380,838&OS=8,380,838&RS=8,380,838 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,380,582) developed by Adam Isaac Juda, New York, and Ayan K. Mandal, New York, for annotating content.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Content can be annotated with indications that contextually-related content associated with the annotation is available to a user in order to allow a user to more easily locate and access contextually-related content, particularly where hypertext links are unsuitable, such as for graphic and/or audio content. The location of the annotation within the content can indicate the portion of the content to which the contextually-related content pertains, and can be associated with a summary of the contextually-related content, such as a summary of the content, a brief explanation of the relatedness of the related content, and/or an indication of the source or the contextually-related content." The patent application was filed on Aug. 12, 2009 (12/540,170). 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=8,380,582&OS=8,380,582&RS=8,380,582 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Staged User Deletion ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,275) developed by six co-inventors for a staged user deletion. The co-inventors are Casimer M. DeCusatis, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Rajaram B. Krishnamurthy, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Brian J. Neugebauer, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Michael Onghena, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Anuradha Rao, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Naseer S. Siddique, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, and computer program product for staged user identifier deletion are provided. The method includes checking a status of a user identifier in response to a triggering event. In response to determining that the status of the user identifier indicates a marked for deletion status, a notification action is performed. The method also includes monitoring a time value to determine whether a time for deletion associated with the user identifier with the marked for deletion status has been reached, and automatically deleting the user identifier with the marked for deletion status in response to determining that the time for deletion has been reached." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2010 (12/694,671). 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=8,381,275&OS=8,381,275&RS=8,381,275 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Columbia University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Columbia University, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,381,299) developed by Salvatore J. Stolfo, Ridgewood, N.J., Ke Wang, New York, and Janak Parekh, Manhasset, N.Y., for "systems, methods, and media for outputting a dataset based upon anomaly detection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods, and media for outputting a dataset based upon anomaly detection are provided. In some embodiments, methods for outputting a dataset based upon anomaly detection: receive a training dataset having a plurality of n-grams, which plurality includes a first plurality of distinct training n-grams each being a first size; compute a first plurality of appearance frequencies, each for a corresponding one of the first plurality of distinct training n-grams; receive an input dataset including first input n-grams each being the first size; define a first window in the input dataset; identify as being first matching n-grams, the first input n-grams in the first window that correspond to the first plurality of distinct training n-grams; compute a first anomaly detection score for the input dataset using the first matching n-grams and the first plurality of appearance frequencies; and output the input dataset based on the first anomaly detection score." The patent application was filed on Feb. 28, 2007 (12/280,969). 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=8,381,299&OS=8,381,299&RS=8,381,299 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Exelis Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Exelis, McLean, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,381,290) developed by Martin L. Sheppard, Vernon, N.Y., for "intrusion detection systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for intrusion and virus detection in computer networks. Data from a file, network byte stream, or other source is segmented and resulting data items are subjected to multiple processing techniques to obtain respective result values, or thumbprints. The multiple thumbprints for respective data items are then aggregated to obtain a single result value, or aggregate thumbprint. The components of the aggregate thumbprint may be "fuzzified" to allow for less preciseness in the single result value. The aggregate thumbprint is compared to other similarly generated aggregate thumbprints stored in a library. Alerts may be generated when the same aggregate thumbprint is detected multiple times." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2009 (12/504,766). 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=8,381,290&OS=8,381,290&RS=8,381,290 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Corning Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Corning, Corning, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (RE44,014) developed by Jacques Gollier, Painted Post, N.Y., and Garrett A. Piech, Horseheads, N.Y., for a "single mode (SM) fiber optical reader system and method for interrogating resonant waveguide-grating sensor(s)." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An optical reader system is described herein which has a single mode (SM) optical fiber launch/receive system that uses one or more SM optical fibers to interrogate a biosensor and does not use multimode (MM) optical fibers to interrogate the biosensor. The use of the SM optical fiber launch/receive system effectively reduces angular sensitivity, reduces unwanted system reflections, improves overall angular tolerance, and improves resonant peak reflectivity and resonant peak width. Two specific embodiments of the SM optical fiber launch/receive system are described herein which include: (1) a dual fiber collimator launch/receive system; and (2) a single fiber launch/receive system that interrogates the biosensor at a normal incidence." The patent application was filed on Sept. 9, 2010 (12/878,773). 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=RE44,014&OS=RE44,014&RS=RE44,014 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Columbia University Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Correlating and Distributing Intrusion Alert Information Among Collaborating Computer Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- Columbia University, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,381,295) developed by six co-inventors for "systems and methods for correlating and distributing intrusion alert information among collaborating computer systems." The co-inventors are Salvatore J. Stolfo, Ridgewood, N.J., Tal Malkin, New York, Angelos D. Keromytis, New York, Vishal Misra, New York, Michael Locasto, Springfield, Va., and Janak Parekh, Manhasset, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for correlating and distributing intrusion alert information among collaborating computer systems are provided. These systems and methods provide an alert correlator and an alert distributor that enable early signs of an attack to be detected and rapidly disseminated to collaborating systems. The alert correlator utilizes data structures to correlate alert detections and provide a mechanism through which threat information can be revealed to other collaborating systems. The alert distributor uses an efficient technique to group collaborating systems and then pass data between certain members of those groups according to a schedule. In this way data can be routinely distributed without generating excess traffic loads." The patent application was filed on July 9, 2010 (12/833,743). 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=8,381,295&OS=8,381,295&RS=8,381,295 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** InterDigital Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- InterDigital Technology, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (RE44,010) developed by six co-inventors for a "modular base station with variable communication capacity." The co-inventors are Jeffrey S. Polan, New Hope, Pa., Stephen G. Dick, Nesconset, N.Y., Leonid Kazakevich, Plainview, N.Y., Fatih M. Ozluturk, Port Washington, N.Y., Robert T. Regis, Huntington, N.Y., and Richard Turner, Oakdale, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a base station architecture that is modular in configuration, lowering the initial cost of implementing a new CDMA telecommunication system for a defined geographical region while allowing for future capacity. The scalable architecture is assembled from a digital base station unit that is configured to support a plurality of simultaneous wireless calls connecting to a conventional public switched telephone network. For initial startup, two base station units are deployed for redundancy in case of a single failure. Additional base station units may be added when the need arises for extra traffic capacity. If sectorization is required, the base station units may be directionally oriented. Coupled to and remote from each base station unit are two amplified antenna modules that contain an omni-directional or an external directional antenna, a high power RF amplifier for transmitted frequencies and a low noise amplifier for received frequencies. A separate power supply module capable of supporting two base station units provides continued service in the event of a mains power outage." The patent application was filed on March 17, 1999 (12/023,611). 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=RE44,010&OS=RE44,010&RS=RE44,010 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** United Video Properties Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- United Video Properties, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,381,249) developed by Kirsten Rasanen, New York, and Jay S. Bryant, West Windsor, N.J., for "systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are discussed for providing guidance for Internet-delivered media. In some embodiments, information on available media on the Internet is gathered. The information is associated with existing media guidance data. The associations enable a media guidance application to identify relevant online media and to display listings in a user-friendly way. A user interface for an online media guidance application is also provided. The user interface allows a user to narrow down the large amount of Internet-delivered media in a systematic way according to criteria that interests a user." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2006 (11/641,976). 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=8,381,249&OS=8,381,249&RS=8,381,249 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for EDRAM Macro Disablement in Cache Memory ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,019) developed by four co-inventors for an "EDRAM macro disablement in cache memory." The co-inventors are Michael A. Blake, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Timothy C. Bronson, Round Rock, Texas, Hieu T. Huynh, Pflugerville, Texas, and Pak-kin Mak, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embedded dynamic random access memory (EDRAM) macro disablement in a cache memory includes isolating an EDRAM macro of a cache memory bank, the cache memory bank being divided into at least three rows of a plurality of EDRAM macros, the EDRAM macro being associated with one of the at least three rows, iteratively testing each line of the EDRAM macro, the testing including attempting at least one write operation at each line of the EDRAM macro, determining if an error occurred during the testing, and disabling write operations for an entire row of EDRAM macros associated with the EDRAM macro based on the determining." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2010 (12/822,367). 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=8,381,019.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,019&RS=PN/8,381,019 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Modular and/or Demand-driven String Analysis of a Computer Program ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,199) developed by Takaaki Tateishi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan, Omer Tripp, Herzelyia, Israel, and Marco Pistoia, Hawthorne, N.Y., for a "modular and/or demand-driven string analysis of a computer program." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Modular and/or demand-driven string analysis of a computer program is performed. Each method of the program is encoded into monadic second-order logic (M2L) to yield a set of predicate declarations and a set of constraints. The two sets for each method are composed to yield a union set of predicate declarations and a union set of constraints for the program. The union set of constraints includes a particular set of constraints corresponding to call relationships among the methods. An M2L formula including a free variable corresponding to a program variable is added to the union set of constraints. The two union sets are processed to verify a satisfiability of the constraints in relation to an illegal pattern. Where the constraints are satisfiable, the program can generate a string containing the illegal pattern. Where the constraints are not satisfiable, the program never generates a string containing the illegal pattern." The patent application was filed on Oct. 19, 2010 (12/907,974). 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=8,381,199&OS=8,381,199&RS=8,381,199 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Moveable Access Control List (ACL) Mechanisms for Hypervisors and Virtual Machines and Virtual Port Firewalls ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,209) developed by four co-inventors for "moveable access control list (ACL) mechanisms for hypervisors and virtual machines and virtual port firewalls." The co-inventors are John Reumann, Croton on Hudson, N.Y., Debanjan Saha, Mohegan Lake, N.Y., Sambit Sahu, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and Dinesh Chandra Verma, Mount Kisco, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method (and system) which provides virtual machine migration with filtered network connectivity and control of network security of a virtual machine by enforcing network security and routing at a hypervisor layer at which the virtual machine partition is executed, and which is independent of guest operating systems." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2005 (11/619,536). 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=8,381,209&OS=8,381,209&RS=8,381,209 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Relocatable Interrupt Handler for Test Generation and Execution ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,040) developed by Eli Almog, Haifa, Israel, and Timothy J. Slegel, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for a "relocatable interrupt handler for test generation and execution." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A relocatable interrupt handler for use in test generation and execution. A method for executing test code includes executing a test code block that includes a plurality of test instructions. The executing includes, for one or more of the test instructions: executing the test instruction; determining that the executing the test instruction caused an exception condition to occur; executing first exception handling logic associated with the exception condition based on determining that the executing the test instruction caused the exception condition to occur, the first exception handling logic located at an entry address consisting of a first memory address value, the executing the first exception handling logic including: clearing the exception condition; and changing the entry address to a second memory address value that is an address of a second exception handling logic. A return code that indicates a result of executing the test code block is then generated." The patent application was filed on Oct. 26, 2009 (12/605,786). 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=8,381,040.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,040&RS=PN/8,381,040 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Policy Driven Automation--specifying Equivalent Resources ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,222) developed by four co-inventors for a "policy driven automation--specifying equivalent resources." The co-inventors are Peter R. Badovinatz, Beaverton, Ore., Chuhi Chang, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Steven E. Froehlich, Danbury, Conn., and Jeffrey S. Lucash, Hurley, N.Y..

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An autonomic computing system and method store a set of resource equivalencies in memory, select at least one resource equivalency from the set of resource equivalencies, and use the selected at least one resource equivalency for operating the selected resource as required by an autonomic computing system. The set of equivalent resources can contain a plurality of physically distinct resources that are logically equivalent. Resources are added or removed from the set automatically. Equivalent sets can be nested within an equivalent set." The patent application was filed on April 1, 2009 (12/416,532). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,381,222&OS=8,381,222&RS=8,381,222 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for 3D Inter-stratum Connectivity Robustness ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,156) developed by four co-inventors for a "3D inter-stratum connectivity robustness." The co-inventors are Michael P. Beakes, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Shih-Hsien Lo, Mount Kisco, N.Y., Michael R. Scheuermann, Katonah, N.Y., and Matthew R. Wordeman, Kula, Hawaii.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There is provided a method for verifying inter-stratum connectivity for two or more strata to be combined into a 3D chip stack. Each of the two or more strata has 3D elements including active 3D elements, mechanical 3D elements, and dummy 3D elements. The method includes performing a respective 2D layout versus schematic verification on each of the two or more strata with respect to at least the 3D elements to pre-ensure an absence of shorts between the 3D elements when the two or more strata are subsequently stacked into the 3D chip stack. The method further includes checking inter-stratum interconnectivity between each adjacent pair of strata in the 3D chip stack." The patent application was filed on Aug. 25, 2011 (13/217,381). 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=8,381,156&OS=8,381,156&RS=8,381,156 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Apparatus, System, and Method for Specifying Intermediate CRC Locations in a Data Stream ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,067) developed by Roger G. Hathorn, Tucson, Ariz., Matthew J. Kalos, Tucson, Ariz., and Louis W. Ricci, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for an "apparatus, system, and method for specifying intermediate CRC locations in a data stream." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for determining the location of intermediate CRC in a data stream sent from a channel subsystem to a control unit of an I/O processing system. A CRC locating module determines the location of at least one intermediate CRC in a transport data information unit. A CRC offset module determines a CRC offset of the at least one intermediate CRC. The CRC offset is a value identifying the difference between the location of the at least one intermediate CRC and the location of the first byte of user data in the transport data information unit. An offset block creation module creates a CRC offset block which includes a CRC offset value for each of the at least one intermediate CRC within the transport data information unit and a transmission module transmits the COB to a control unit in the I/O processing system." The patent application was filed on Jan. 29, 2010 (12/697,025). 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=8,381,067.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,067&RS=PN/8,381,067 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Intuitive Visualization of Boolean Expressions Using Flows ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,178) developed by Jacquelyn A. Martino, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Paul M. Matchen, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Rosario A. Uceda-Sosa, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., for "intuitive visualization of Boolean expressions using flows." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The system and method in one aspect allow understanding of Boolean expressions by representing them graphically as a flow of information. NOTs are represented as switches in the flow, capturing the original structure of the expression as written by the user. Verification of those expressions with live data is also enabled." The patent application was filed on July 2, 2009 (12/497,378). 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=8,381,178&OS=8,381,178&RS=8,381,178 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,141) developed by Stephen E. Fischer, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., James A. Culp, Newburgh, N.Y., and Robert T. Sayah, Verbank, N.Y., for a "method and system for comparing lithographic processing conditions and or data preparation processes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A set of optical rule checker (ORC) markers are identified in a simulated lithographic pattern generated for a set of data preparation parameters and lithographic processing conditions. Each ORC marker identifies a feature in the simulated lithographic pattern that violates rules of the ORC. A centerline is defined in each ORC marker, and a minimum dimension region is generated around each centerline with a minimum width that complies with the rules of the ORC. A failure region is defined around each ORC marker by removing regions that overlap with the ORC marker from the minimum dimension region. The areas of all failure regions are added to define a figure of demerit, which characterizes the simulated lithographic pattern. The figure of demerit can be evaluated for multiple simulated lithographic patterns or iteratively decreased by modifying the set of data preparation parameters and lithographic processing conditions." The patent application was filed on Oct. 28, 2010 (12/914,212). 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=8,381,141.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,141&RS=PN/8,381,141 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method of Managing Application Definitions Used in a Computer Program ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,166) developed by James Richard Wason, Tuxedo, N.Y., for a "method of managing application definitions used in a computer program." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A uniform strategy for the general problem of providing customer editors and initialization strings for beans (all "dynabeans" inherit from a common bean class that incorporates this strategy). This is then extended to allow the initialization strings to be stored in a relational database. With this approach, many changes to the application can be handled by adjusting the database version of the bean definition, without a need to touch the underlying code. This reduces down time for the application, and also improves application stability." The patent application was filed on Nov. 14, 2005 (11/273,520). 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=8,381,166&OS=8,381,166&RS=8,381,166 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Automated Document Revision Markup and Change Control ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,381,095) developed by Stephen E. Fischer, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., for an "automated document revision markup and change control." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Automated comparison of Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) documents for revision mark-up includes reading document data from first and second DITA documents into respective document object model trees of nodes, and identifying and collapsing emphasis subtree nodes in the trees into their parent nodes, the collapsing caching emphasis data from the identified subtree nodes. A preorder traversal transforms the model trees into respective pre-order node lists and captures adjacent sibling emphasis subtree nodes as singl For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://targetednews.com.

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