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[December 12, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in North Carolina (Dec. 12)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in North Carolina.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Section Based Security for a Sectioned Surface-based Computing Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,332,951) developed by Al Chakra, Apex, N.C., Monica S. Harris, Wake Forest, N.C., and Ruthie D. Lyle, Durham, N.C., for a "section based security for a sectioned surface-based computing device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention discloses a method, a computer program product, a system, and a device for securing content of a surface-based computing device. In the invention, a delineated region of a surface of a surface-based computing device referred to as a section can be identified. The section can be a computing space owned by at least one user referred to as a section owner. Other regions of the surface exist that are computing spaces distinct from the section. A set of section specific settings can be established that are configurable by the section owner. An attempt to convey at least one software object across a section boundary separating the section from one of the other regions can be identified. The section specific settings can be applied to the attempt. Appropriate programmatic actions can be taken based upon the section specific settings." The patent application was filed on Feb. 12, 2008 (12/029,627). 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=8,332,951&OS=8,332,951&RS=8,332,951 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,332,894) developed by John Toebes, Cary, N.C., Philip Clifford Jacobs, Windham, N.H., and Guido Jouret, Mountain View, Calif., for "notifying user of missing events to prevent viewing of out-of-sequence media series events." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a method comprises detecting that a user has requested presentation of a media content item from a media series having a prescribed sequence of media series events, the media content item containing a subsequent media series event from the media series; determining that the user has not consumed an antecedent media series event, the antecedent media series event not in the media content item and preceding the subsequent media series event in the prescribed sequence of media series events; and sending a message notifying the user that the user has not consumed at least the antecedent media series event, enabling the user to defer presentation of the media content item and consume the antecedent media series event." The patent application was filed on Jan. 23, 2009 (12/358,561). 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=8,332,894&OS=8,332,894&RS=8,332,894 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Napo Enterprises Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12 -- Napo Enterprises, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,332,425) developed by Hugh Svendsen, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Eugene Matthew Farrelly, Cary, N.C., for a "method and system for generating media recommendations in a distributed environment based on tagging play history information with location information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method and system are provided for generating media recommendations in a media recommendation network. Aspects of the method and system include receiving by a server a plurality of play histories of media items from a plurality of users of devices, wherein at least a portion of the media items are tagged with corresponding time and location data indicating a time and location of play; receiving by the server a media recommendation request from a requester, including receiving seed information indicating a current location of the requester; using at least one of user preferences of the requester and the seed information to identify correlated users from which to search corresponding play histories from among the plurality of play histories; comparing the seed information to the corresponding play histories and generating a list of related media items contained therein; and returning the list of related media items to the requester." The patent application was filed on Nov. 1, 2011 (13/286,746). 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=83,32,425.PN.&OS=PN/83,32,425&RS=PN/83,32,425 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method for Subscription Management in a Messaging System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,332,465) developed by Stephen Glen Graham, Chapel Hill, N.C., Peter David Niblett, Whitechurch, United Kingdom, and Stephen James Todd, Winchester, United Kingdom, for a "system and method for subscription management in a messaging system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for message subscription management is presented. In one embodiment, the method includes sending a subscription request from a subscriber to a publisher. The subscription request is intercepted and redirected to a broker. Upon intercepting the subscription request, additional information, which includes an instruction to send event messages to the subscriber, is added to the subscription request and forwarded to the broker." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2008 (12/127,647). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,32,465.PN.&OS=PN/83,32,465&RS=PN/83,32,465 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Qurio Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12 -- Qurio Holdings, Raleigh, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,332,741) developed by Gregory M. Evans, Raleigh, N.C., Christopher M. Amidon, Apex, N.C., and Farhad Fuad Islam, Cary, N.C., for a "method and system for on-demand narration of a customized story." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for on-demand narration of a customized story. A user indicates a desire via a user device to listen to a narrated customized story. A story service receives personalization information relating to the user associated with the user device, and obtains localization information relating to information associated with a location of the user device. A customized story is generated based on the personalization information and the localization information, and is narrated to the user device." The patent application was filed on Dec. 8, 2008 (12/330,006). 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=8,332,741&OS=8,332,741&RS=8,332,741 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Rendering Sections of Content in a Document ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,332,754) developed by Lisa Seacat DeLuca, San Francisco, and Steven M. Miller, Cary, N.C., for "rendering sections of content in a document." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods and articles of manufacture are disclosed for rendering a document having collapsible sections of content. In one embodiment, the document may be received and rendered for display. Rendering the document for display may include collapsing all but a first section of the collapsible sections of content. Rendering the document for display may also include collapsing all but a second section of the collapsible sections of content, upon determining that a period of time has elapsed since collapsing all but the first section of the collapsible sections of content." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2009 (12/612,595). 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=8,332,754&OS=8,332,754&RS=8,332,754 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Synchronization of Dissimilar Databases ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,332,353) developed by Shirish S. Javalkar, Cary, N.C., for a "synchronization of dissimilar databases." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system and computer-readable medium for synchronizing databases between two disparate computer systems are presented. In one embodiment, the method includes updating a first database, which is part of a first computer system, with a database update, wherein updating the first database does not initially commit the database update to the first computer system; calling a remote function to incorporate the database update into a second database that is part of a second computer system; in response to the remote function determining that the second database has been successfully updated with the database update, committing the database update to the first computer system; and in response to the remote function determining that the second database has not been successfully updated with the database update, rolling back the database update such that the first computer system is unaware of the attempted updating of the first database." The patent application was filed on Jan. 31, 2007 (11/669,655). 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=83,32,353.PN.&OS=PN/83,32,353&RS=PN/83,32,353 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Generating Information on Application Tasks for Component Objects Grouped in a Composite Object ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,332,368) developed by Randal Lee Bertram, Raleigh, N.C., Bridget Marie Meyer, Rochester, Minn., and Jeffery John Van Heuklon, Rochester, Minn., for a "generating information on application tasks for component objects grouped in a composite object." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for generating information on application tasks for component objects grouped in a composite object. A composite object in a computer readable medium is comprised of component objects, wherein different application tasks are used to process the component objects. Metadata associates the application tasks for the component objects grouped in the composite object with the composite object. An operation is performed on the composite object by processing the metadata indicating the application tasks for the component objects grouped in the composite object on which the operation is performed." The patent application was filed on Sept. 10, 2008 (12/208,294). 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=83,32,368.PN.&OS=PN/83,32,368&RS=PN/83,32,368 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Lightweight RRD Extension Framework ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,332,467) developed by Curtiss J. Howard, Cary, N.C., Todd E. Kaplinger, Raleigh, N.C., and Maxim A. Moldenhauer, Durham, N.C., for a "lightweight RRD extension framework." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A local server requests a resource from a remote server by using a remote request dispatcher (RRD) request that has been extended to utilize a javascript object notation (JSON)." The patent application was filed on July 29, 2009 (12/511,357). 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=83,32,467.PN.&OS=PN/83,32,467&RS=PN/83,32,467 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Supporting Multiple High Bandwidth I/O Controllers on a Single Chip ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,332,552) developed by five co-inventors for "supporting multiple high bandwidth I/O controllers on a single chip." The co-inventors are Ravi K. Arimilli, Austin, Texas, Claude Basso, Raleigh, N.C., Jean L. Calvignac, Raleigh, N.C., Daniel M. Dreps, Georgetown, Texas, and Edward J. Seminaro, Milton, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An integrated processor design includes physical interface macros supporting heterogeneous electrical properties. The processor design comprises a plurality of processing cores and a plurality of physical interfaces to connect to a memory interface, a peripheral component interconnect express (PCI Express or PCIe) interface for input/output, an Ethernet interface for network communication, and/or a serial attached SCSI (SAS) interface for storage. Each physical interface may be programmatically connected to a selected interface controller, such as a memory controller, a PCI Express controller, or an Ethernet controller, for example. A plurality of such controllers may be connected to a switch within the processor design, with the switch also being connected to each physical interface macro. Thus, the physical interface macros may be programmatically connected to a subset of the plurality of controllers." The patent application was filed on Nov. 13, 2008 (12/270,569). 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=8,332,552.PN.&OS=PN/8,332,552&RS=PN/8,332,552 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EMC Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Using Thin Provisioning to Reclaim Space Identified by Data Reduction Processes ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,332,612) developed by six co-inventors for "systems and methods for using thin provisioning to reclaim space identified by data reduction processes." The co-inventors are Helen S. Raizen, Jamaica Plan, Mass., Michael E. Bappe, Loveland, Colo., Agarkov Vadim Nikolaevich, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, William Carl Biester, Danville, Calif., Richard Ruef, Livermore, Calif., and Karl M. Owen, Chapel Hill, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides a system to reclaim space identified as no longer in use and comprises a vLUN, a thinly provisioned mapped LUN, a mapping layer, and a data reduction engine. Chunks of data are stored at logical chunk addresses (LCAs) in the vLUN and are mapped to corresponding physical chunk addresses (PCAs) in the thinly provisioned mapped LUN. The data reduction engine performs a data reduction process on a first logical chunk of data stored at a first LCA in the vLUN, where the first logical chunk has a size that is a nonzero integer multiple of the size of the storage extent of the thinly provisioned mapped LUN. After the data reduction process, the PCA associated with the first logical chunk is no longer needed, and the thinly provisioned mapped LUN is instructed to deallocate the PCA associated with the first logical chunk that is no longer needed." The patent application was filed on March 5, 2012 (13/411,936). 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=8,332,612.PN.&OS=PN/8,332,612&RS=PN/8,332,612 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Processing Event Notifications with an Event Sink ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,332,540) developed by Travis M. Grigsby, Austin, Texas, Ruthie D. Lyle, Durham, N.C., and Lisa A. Seacat, San Francisco, for a "processing event notifications with an event sink." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Applications generating events, and system facilities generating events, send notifications of the events to a system event sink. The event sink is preferably associated with an operating system, and provides an application programming interface for registering listeners. (In one alternative approach, the event sink operates as a centrally-accessible or network-accessible entity, where it may concurrently interact with more than one client.) Upon receiving a notification of an event, the event sink forwards the notification to any registered listeners. Optionally, filters may be used to specify criteria to be met before a notification is forwarded to the listener. An event does not rely on a particular application for displaying the event to an end user. As one example, notification of a newly-arrived e-mail message might be presented in a chat window of an instant messaging client." The patent application was filed on June 11, 2011 (13/158,374). 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=8,332,540.PN.&OS=PN/8,332,540&RS=PN/8,332,540 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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