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[February 06, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Minnesota (Feb. 6)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 6 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Minnesota.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method for Presenting Database Query Result Sets Using Polymorphic Output Formats ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 6 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,370,375) developed by Richard D. Dettinger, Rochester, Minn., and Daniel P. Kolz, Rochester, Minn., for a "method for presenting database query result sets using polymorphic output formats." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for processing a database query. Database queries are submitted with an indication of a selected output format, To process the query, data records are retrieved and formatted according to the selected output format, as well as formatted for additional output formats supported by a given a query application. Once returned, query results may be presented in the selected format. A user may switch the presentation of the query result from the selected format to others, without having to re-execute the database query." The patent application was filed on Dec. 8, 2005 (11/297,302). 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=83,70,375.PN.&OS=PN/83,70,375&RS=PN/83,70,375 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** Winehaven Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 6 -- Winehaven, Chisago City, Minn., has been assigned a patent (PP23,376) developed by Kevin Peterson, Chisago City, Minn., and Kyle Peterson, Minneapolis, for a "grapevine plant named 'Nokomis'." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A grapevine cultivar having a combination of good winter hardiness, vigor, grape cluster size, disease resistance and overall suitability as a red wine grape; the vine is winter hardy to about -40 degrees F. (about -40 degrees C.) and the grape is well-suited to the commercial production of Ice Wine because its grape clusters have a tendency to resist splitting and falling off the cluster after a hard freeze; the grapevine also produces relatively large clusters of grapes that are beneficial to commercial production." The patent application was filed on March 1, 2011 (12/932,614). 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=PP23,376&OS=PP23,376&RS=PP23,376 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** ADC Telecommunications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 6 -- ADC Telecommunications, Shakopee, Minn., has been assigned a patent (RE43,964) developed by five co-inventors for a "cellular communications system with sectorization." The co-inventors are Larry G. Fischer, Waseca, Minn., David S. Russell, St. Paul, Minn., Philip M. Wala, Waseca, Minn., Charles R. Ratliff, Guatemala, and Jeffrey O. Brennan, Waseca, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for sectorizing coverage of a cellular communications area includes providing a remote unit having microcell antenna units. Each microcell antenna unit is configured to cover a particular sector. The remote unit is connected to a sectorized base station unit which is connected to a mobile telecommunications switching office. Separate digitized streams representative of telephone signals received from the mobile telecommunications switching office are generated corresponding to the microcell antenna units and the separate digitized streams are multiplexed and transmitted to the remote unit. The remote unit demultiplexes the multiplexed digitized streams into the separate digitized streams corresponding to the microcell antenna units and the separate digitized streams are converted to RF signals for coverage of a particular sector by the corresponding microcell antenna unit. Separate digitized streams are separately generated for each microcell antenna unit representative of RF signals received at the microcell antenna unit for a particular sector. The separately generated digitized streams are multiplexed at the remote unit and transmitted to the sectorized base station unit. At the sectorized base station unit, the multiplexed digitized streams are demultiplexed into the separate digitized streams corresponding to microcell antenna units and the separate digitized streams are converted to RF signals for provision to the mobile telecommunications switching office. Diversity at the remote units is also provided." The patent application was filed on Nov. 8, 2007 (11/937,255). 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=RE43,964&OS=RE43,964&RS=RE43,964 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Preventing Circumvention of Function Disablement in an Information Handling System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 6 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,365,006) developed by four co-inventors for "preventing circumvention of function disablement in an information handling system." The co-inventors are Steven M. Douskey, Rochester, Minn., Thomas Pflueger, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany, Edward M. Seymour, Round Rock, Texas, and Timothy M. Skergan, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "For disabling a first function in an information handling system, a dynamic signal is disabled. The first function is inoperable in response to the dynamic signal being disabled. At least a second function in the information handling system is operable irrespective of whether the dynamic signal is disabled." The patent application was filed on July 14, 2010 (12/836,103). 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=8,365,006.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,006&RS=PN/8,365,006 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Determining Application Distribution Based on Application State Tracking Information ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 6 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,370,800) developed by Michael R. Burke, Rochester, Minn., Nicholas F. Campion, Rochester, Minn., and Joseph H. Peterson, Kasson, Minn., for "determining application distribution based on application state tracking information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of distributing applications between a plurality of machines forming a client system. The method includes determining that applications should be distributed to maximize hardware utilization of each or the plurality of machines; determining a plurality of possible configurations of applications among the plurality of machines; creating a list of all possible configurations; comparing the list of all possible configurations to a database of state information; removing configurations from the list if the configuration is the same as a state previously determined to be non-functional to create a pruned list; generating a score for each configuration on the pruned list by comparing each configuration with states information in the database; selecting the configurations with the highest score, the number of configurations equaling the number of machines; and deploying the selected configurations on the plurality of machines." The patent application was filed on June 3, 2008 (12/132,358). 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=8,370,800&OS=8,370,800&RS=8,370,800 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Mechanism for Process Migration on a Massively Parallel Computer ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 6 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,370,844) developed by five co-inventors for a "mechanism for process migration on a massively parallel computer." The co-inventors are Charles Jens Archer, Rochester, Minn., David L. Darrington, Rochester, Minn., Patrick Joseph McCarthy, Rochester, Minn., Amanda Peters, Rochester, Minn., and Albert Sidelnik, Urbana, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments off the invention provide a mechanism for process migration on a massively parallel computer system. In particular, embodiments of the invention may be used to update process state data for a migrated compute node, such as MPI (or other communication library) state data, across a full collection of compute nodes present in a given parallel system executing a parallel task. Migrating a process form one compute node to another may be useful to address a variety of sub-optimal operating conditions. For example, one or more processes may be migrated to cure network congestion resulting from a poorly mapped task or when a compute node is predicted to experience a hardware failure." The patent application was filed on Sept. 12, 2007 (11/853,927). 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=8,370,844&OS=8,370,844&RS=8,370,844 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Budget-based Power Consumption for Application Execution on a Plurality of Compute Nodes ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 6 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,370,661) developed by five co-inventors for a "budget-based power consumption for application execution on a plurality of compute nodes." The co-inventors are Charles J. Archer, Rochester, Minn., Michael A. Blocksome, Rochester, Minn., Amanda E. Peters, Cambridge, Mass., Joseph D. Ratterman, Seattle, and Brian E. Smith, Knoxville, Tenn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for budget-based power consumption for application execution on a plurality of compute nodes that include: assigning an execution priority to each of one or more applications; executing, on the plurality of compute nodes, the applications according to the execution priorities assigned to the applications at an initial power level provided to the compute nodes until a predetermined power consumption threshold is reached; and applying, upon reaching the predetermined power consumption threshold, one or more power conservation actions to reduce power consumption of the plurality of compute nodes during execution of the applications." The patent application was filed on July 25, 2012 (13/557,320). 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=8,370,661.PN.&OS=PN/8,370,661&RS=PN/8,370,661 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Micron Technology Assigned Patent for Multiple-level Memory Cells and Error Detection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 6 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,370,709) developed by Kurt Ware, Vadnais Heights, Minn., for a "multiple-level memory cells and error detection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Memory, modules and methods for using error detection with multi-level memory cells where the number of storage levels of the memory cells is an integer power of a non-binary prime number are provided. Additional circuit and methods are disclosed." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2009 (12/425,139). 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=8,370,709.PN.&OS=PN/8,370,709&RS=PN/8,370,709 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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