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[January 23, 2013]

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

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

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent for Protocol For Control of Network or Bus Attached Cable TV Set-top Box Front-end Functionality ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,624) developed by five co-inventors for a "protocol for control of network or bus attached cable TV set-top box front-end functionality." The co-inventors are Weimin Feng, Suwanee, Ga., Paul McGlynn, Roswell, Ga., David Leo Lwin, San Dimas, Calif., David Martin Erickson, San Clemente, Calif., and Haisong Wang, Fremont, Calif.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A processor for a cable television set-top box has an interface for coupling the processor to a second processor. The processor also has a port that is coupleable to control a tuner, a demodulator and a DOCSIS module with or without DSG support. The tuner has an output coupled to the demodulator input, and the demodulator has an output to the DOCSIS module input. The demodulator's output is also coupled to a conditional access module controlled by the second processor. The processor issues commands via the port to control at least one of the tuner and the demodulator based on instructions received via the interface from the second processor." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2006 (11/710,479). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,359,624&OS=8,359,624&RS=8,359,624 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** University of Georgia Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- The University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., has been assigned a patent (PP23,335) developed by Darrell Sparks, Athens, Ga., for a "pecan tree named 'Morrill'." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A pecan tree distinguished by the following unique combination of characteristics: Precociousness, moderately early nut maturity, large nut size, a nut with a high percentage kernel, exceptional kernel quality, moderate resistance to scab and good resistance to powdery mildew and to black pecan aphid." The patent application was filed on July 8, 2011 (13/135,572). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=PP23,335&OS=PP23,335&RS=PP23,335 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Blue Pillar Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Blue Pillar, Indianapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,359,248) developed by four co-inventors for "systems, methods, and devices for managing emergency power supply systems." The co-inventors are Bradley Jay Witter, Alpharetta, Ga., Thomas Joseph Butler, Alpharetta, Ga., Joseph J. Scoufis, Fort Collins, Colo., and Eric D. Reichel, Las Vegas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to systems and methods for managing and monitoring a plurality of emergency power supply systems (EPSS's) at a facility via an emergency power management system (EPMS). The EPMS generally comprises EPSS equipment, a management computer system for managing, monitoring, and testing the operational characteristics of the EPSS equipment, and a plurality of interface modules for providing unified communication capabilities between the management computer system and the EPSS equipment. Additional aspects relate to methods for easily and efficiently creating and installing an EPMS at a facility. Further aspects are directed to providing predictive analyses related to the EPSS equipment. Also, aspects of the present disclosure relate to normalizing EPSS equipment information across varying vendors, makes, and models of equipment so as to provide a unified view of all equipment across a given facility." The patent application was filed on June 20, 2008 (12/143,326). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,59,248.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,248&RS=PN/83,59,248 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,359,389) developed by four co-inventors for "monitoring application program resource consumption." The co-inventors are Gabriel A. Cohen, Alameda, Calif., Michael G. Morrissey, Atlanta, Jeffrey A. Sharkey, Mountain View, Calif., and Ashish Sharma, Mountain View, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for monitoring application program resource consumption. Information that identifies consumption, by multiple computing devices and at requests of a particular application program, of resources that correspond to the computing devices is accessed. Each of the multiple computing devices provided a portion of the information. The accessed information is analyzed by a computing system to determine one or more values that identify consumption of the resources by at least a subset of the computing devices. An indicium that illustrates the one or more values is provided for display on a particular computing device and in cooperation with a display of a network-accessible application program software marketplace. The application program software marketplace provides application program software for execution by the particular computing device and other computing devices." The patent application was filed on Oct. 11, 2011 (13/270,892). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,359,389&OS=8,359,389&RS=8,359,389 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** American Megatrends Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- American Megatrends, Norcross, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,359,384) developed by Subash Kalbarga, Suwanee, Ga., for a "method, system, and apparatus for communicating with a computer management device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and apparatus are provided for enabling communication with a computer management device. According to a method one or more vendor specific commands for communicating with a management device are defined according to a first communication standard. The one or more vendor specific commands are then transmitted to the management device over a communication link conforming to a second communication standard. A device conforming to the second communication standard may be emulated on the communication link. If vendor specific commands are received by the management device that are not intended for the emulated device, the commands may be used for communicating with the management device." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2010 (12/889,933). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,359,384&OS=8,359,384&RS=8,359,384 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Verint Americas Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Verint Americas, Roswell, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,359,434) developed by four co-inventors for a distributive network control. The co-inventors are Thomas Z. Dong, Marietta, Ga., Dan Spohrer, Alpharetta, Ga., Jamie Richard Williams, Fleet, United Kingdom, and Srivijaya Srinivasa, Suwanee, Ga.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Included are systems and methods for distributive network control. In addition, embodiment of a method includes receiving an indication related to recording data stored on a local cache and determining whether to remotely store at least a portion of the data. Some embodiments include sending a request for the stored data." The patent application was filed on Dec. 13, 2010 (12/967,023). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,359,434.PN.&OS=PN/8,359,434&RS=PN/8,359,434 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Graphical User Interface for Configuration of an Algorithm for the Matching of Data Records ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,359,339) developed by five co-inventors for a "graphical user interface for configuration of an algorithm for the matching of data records." The co-inventors are Norm Adams, Cave Creek, Ariz., Scott Schumacher, Northridge, Calif., Doug Spelce, Austin, Texas, Jason Woods, Round Rock, Texas, and Brad S. Jacobs, Stone Mountain, Ga.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for an interface for the configuration of a system for the association of data records are disclosed. Embodiments of the invention provide a graphical interface for manipulating a representation of an algorithm for the configuration of such a system, including the configuration of how a system transforms data records from their native format to a standard data format, selects set of candidates and associates data records." The patent application was filed on Feb. 5, 2007 (11/702,410). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,359,339&OS=8,359,339&RS=8,359,339 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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