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[February 08, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Feb. 8)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Texas.

*** Lennox Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Lennox Industries, Richardson, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,368,337) developed by four co-inventors for an "HVAC equipment phase and voltage monitor and control." The co-inventors are Absalon Bonilla, Carrollton, Texas, Carlos O. Chamorro, Plano, Texas, Richard A. Mauk, Lewisville, Texas, and John P. Stachler, Plano, Texas.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An HVAC unit includes a transformer and a system controller. The transformer is configured to receive power from a first and a second phase of a three-phase power source and to produce a first reduced-voltage waveform therefrom. The system controller is adapted to sample the reduced voltage waveform to determine a figure of merit of the three-phase power source. The controller is further configured to operate the HVAC unit in response to the figure of merit." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2010 (12/694,421). 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=8,368,337&OS=8,368,337&RS=8,368,337 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Air Liquide Industrial U.S. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Air Liquide Industrial U.S., Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,367,969) developed by Charles L. Caristan, Houston, for a "support table frame for high speed laser blanking." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides an apparatus for laser cutting that comprises a rigid support table frame having a X-axis and a Y-axis, and one or more bridge rail modules running across the Y-axis of the table frame, each bridge rail module comprising at least one hold-down device module. The present invention further provides a process for laser cutting a metal plate using this apparatus." The patent application was filed on Nov. 17, 2009 (12/619,848). 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=8,367,969&OS=8,367,969&RS=8,367,969 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent for Fused Buss for Plating Features on a Semiconductor Die ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,368,172) developed by George R. Leal, Cedar Park, Texas, Kevin J. Hess, Austin, Texas, and Trent S. Uehling, New Braunfels, Texas, for a "fused buss for plating features on a semiconductor die." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A semiconductor structure includes a semiconductor substrate; a semiconductor device formed in and over the substrate; a plurality of interconnect layers over the semiconductor device; an interconnect pad over a top surface of the plurality of interconnect layers, wherein the interconnect pad is coupled to the semiconductor device through the plurality of interconnect layers; a contiguous seal ring surrounding the semiconductor device and extending vertically from the substrate to the top surface of the plurality of interconnect layers; and a fuse coupled between the interconnect pad and the seal ring, wherein the fuse is in a non-conductive state." The patent application was filed on July 22, 2011 (13/189,060). 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=8,368,172&OS=8,368,172&RS=8,368,172 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,369,212) developed by Gregory T. Howard, Austin, Texas, Michael Sean McGee, Austin, Texas, and Jeffrey D. Allen, Norcross, Ga., for a "network path validation based on user-specified criteria." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of operating a network computer system to manage failover in the network computer system comprising communicating traffic via the plurality of network resources, and failing over from a primary pathway to a secondary pathway of the pathway plurality based on failure to receive the user-specified traffic defined by the failover criteria in the primary pathway in combination with availability of the user-specified traffic via the secondary pathway." The patent application was filed on Aug. 29, 2006 (11/512,460). 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=8,369,212&OS=8,369,212&RS=8,369,212 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,369,412) developed by Pierre Costa, Austin, Texas, Ahmad Ansari, Austin, Texas, and John Robert Erickson, Austin, Texas, for a "method and system to improve the transport of compressed video data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method comprises determining a plurality of time intervals Tp and Tn within a variable bit rate (VBR) representation of an image sequence. The time intervals Tp are those in which a number of blocks of information per unit time is greater than a baseline value. The time intervals Tn are those in which a number of blocks of information per unit time is less than the baseline value. A second representation of the image sequence is created in which some blocks of information Bp are removed from the time intervals Tp and interlaced with blocks of information Bn in the time intervals Tn to reduce a variation in a number of blocks of information per unit time between the time intervals Tp and Tn." The patent application was filed on March 10, 2009 (12/401,153). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,369,412.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,412&RS=PN/8,369,412 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Advanced Micro Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Advanced Micro Devices, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,369,133) developed by Aswin K. Gunasekar, Austin, Texas, Daniel W. Bailey, Austin, Texas, and Aaron S. Rogers, Pflugerville, Texas, for a "power gateable retention storage element." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, electronic device, and system are provided in which data is stored in a gateable retention storage element. Also provided is a computer readable storage device encoded with data for adapting a manufacturing facility to create an apparatus which includes a silicon chip. The method includes storing a data value in a storage element, wherein the storage element is at least one of a flip-flop, a latch or a register. The method also includes placing the storage element in a low power state comprising removing one or more existing connections between the actual ground node and at least one other component in the storage element. The method also includes maintaining the data value in the storage element subsequent to placing the storage element into the low power state. The electronic device includes a storage component for storing a data value. The electronic device also includes a pair of cross-coupled inverter components communicatively coupled to the storage component, the pair of cross-coupled inverter components being adapted to maintain the data value stored by the storage component subsequent to placing the storage component into a low power state and being adapted to maintain a connection with an actual ground node subsequent to placing the storage component into the low power state. The system includes an array of storage elements adapted to store data." The patent application was filed on Aug. 24, 2010 (12/862,131). 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=8,369,133&OS=8,369,133&RS=8,369,133 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Video Pattern Recognition for Automating Emergency Service Incident Awareness and Response ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,368,754) developed by four co-inventors for a "video pattern recognition for automating emergency service incident awareness and response." The co-inventors are Romelia H. Flores, Keller, Texas, Charlet N. Givens, Dallas, Hung T. Kwan, Grand Prairie, Texas, and Shiju Mathai, Carrollton, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Video analysis capabilities can be integrated into an emergency response system and/or a video operations center (VOC) monitoring for emergency incidents. At least one computer program driven response action involving detecting patterns in video streams that comprise video of an incident can be performed. This response action can be directed to VOC personnel and/or to emergency response system personnel. Further, the response action can result in an automated responses to an emergency incident and/or to an alerting of humans monitoring video to focus on a particular video stream/incident. One such response action, which increases video capture activity at a geographic location of the incident, can occur responsive to a receipt of an emergency call by the emergency response system. Another response action can analyze at least one video stream of the geographic location and can automatically dispatch (in approximately real time) an emergency responder to the geographic location. Still another action can analyze the video stream of a geographic location, can determine a high likelihood of an emergency incident, and can provide an alert in a user interface of the emergency response system or a VOC. Video of the incident can also be provided in the user interface." The patent application was filed on March 12, 2009 (12/402,626). 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=8,368,754&OS=8,368,754&RS=8,368,754 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,369,190) developed by four co-inventors for a proximity sensing system. The co-inventors are Arup Polley, Richardson, Texas, Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay, Allen, Texas, Reza Sharifi, Cupertino, Texas, and Mark A. Wolfe, Plano, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data storage system for detecting a location of a head relative to a magnetic media is described. This system comprises arms, a preamplifier circuit coupled to the arms for controlling the arms, a proximity sensing system positioned within the preamplifier circuit, the proximity sensing system comprising: an input stage for transmitting an input sense signal; a programmable gain stage coupled to receive the input sense signal and operative for transmitting a gain signal in response to receiving the input sense signal; a multiplexer coupled to receive the gain signal and at least one control signal, the multiplexer operative for transmitting a multiplexed signal; a detector coupled to receive the multiplexed signal and a second control signal, the detector operative for transmitting an output signal; wherein an amplitude associated with the output signal enables detecting the location of the head." The patent application was filed on April 4, 2011 (13/079,544). 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=8,369,190&OS=8,369,190&RS=8,369,190 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Odyssey Space Research Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Odyssey Space Research, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,368,876) developed by Michael D. Johnson, Friendswood, Texas, and Dwight E. Andrews, League City, Texas, for a "calibration system and method for imaging flash LIDAR systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for calibrating a LIDAR unit. In one embodiment, a system includes a light pulse detection unit, a delay unit and a two-dimensional target. The light pulse detection unit receives a light pulse from the LIDAR unit. The delay unit produces one or more delayed light pulses which are delayed by a known interval from the light pulse received from the LIDAR unit. The delayed light pulses are used to illuminate the target. Target illumination from each of the delayed light pulses returns to the LIDAR unit with a corresponding known delay. The delay of each delayed light pulse simulates a range that is greater than the actual physical distance from the LIDAR unit to the target. The delay of the light pulses from different parts of the target may be different to simulate different ranges for the different parts of the target." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2009 (12/579,145). 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=8,368,876&OS=8,368,876&RS=8,368,876 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Polycom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Polycom, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,368,739) developed by George "Jed" D. Wilson Jr., Austin, Texas, Katharine D. Nogarede, Austin, Texas, and Charles Gregory Rousch, Austin, Texas, for a "system, method, and apparatus for extending wireless personal area networks using conferencing connection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method, and apparatus are disclosed whereby a wireless Personal Area Network such as a Bluetooth piconet may be extended to a remote location beyond the normal range by means of a conferencing connection. The conferencing connection may comprise, for example, one or more ISDN lines or an IP connection between two or more conference endpoints. The broadband connection may include a video channel, an audio channel, a control channel, and a Bluetooth channel." The patent application was filed on Jan. 18, 2010 (12/688,957). 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=8,368,739&OS=8,368,739&RS=8,368,739 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Halliburton Energy Services Assigned Patent for Electronic Selector Switch for Perforation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Halliburton Energy Services, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,369,063) developed by Jose German Vicente, Spring, Texas, for an "electronic selector switch for perforation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A circuit includes a line input for receiving a line power. The circuit further includes a line output for transmitting the line power. The circuit further includes a next-gun-detect output and a next-gun-detect input. The circuit further includes a first detonator connection and a second detonator connection, the second detonator connection being connected to a ground. The line input is coupled to the first detonator connection through a one-polarity-pass component that only allows power of a first polarity to pass. The line input is coupled to the first detonator connection through a detonate-enable switch circuit that is coupled to the next-gun-detect output and the line input. The detonate-enable switch passes power only if (a) the next-gun-detect output is not coupled to the next-gun-detect input and (b) power of a second polarity has previously been applied to the line input while the next-gun-detect output is not coupled to the next-gun-detect input." The patent application was filed on May 6, 2010 (12/774,950). 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=8,369,063&OS=8,369,063&RS=8,369,063 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Prodea Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Prodea Systems, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,369,326) developed by seven co-inventors for a multi-services application gateway. The co-inventors are Amir Ansari, Plano, Texas, George A. Cowgill, Farmersville, Texas, Leon E. Nicholls, Plano, Texas, Jude P. Ramayya, Wylie, Texas, Ramprakash Masina, Wylie, Texas, Alvin R. McQuarters, Euless, Texas, and Atousa Raissyan, Potomac, Md.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A gateway device is disclosed for deployment at user premises, which offers applications services similar to those of a server from the premises, albeit managed by a service management center via the network. For each application service, gateway programming provides application server communication with a client functionality of an endpoint device, for the respective service, communicated on top of network layer communications within the premises and through the wide area network. The application service logic in the gateway device also enforces authorization, authentication, configuration, or use of the service via the endpoint device. Management of the application service is responsive to communications with the service management center via the wide area network. A gateway device of this type, for example, may offer PC or TV type user interfaces. The gateway also may establish peer-to-peer communications with other similar devices." The patent application was filed on Sept. 7, 2007 (12/521,761). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,369,326.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,326&RS=PN/8,369,326 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** L-3 Communications Integrated Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, Greenville, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,368,513) developed by Jonathan E. Brown, Farmersville, Texas, and Scott M. Burkart, Royse City, Texas, for a "data separation in high density environments." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for data separation, which may be employed to receive and process RFID tag data in RF signal environments where multiple RFID tags are tracked, localized and/or employed to transmit information. The disclosed systems and methods may be implemented for data separation in a high density aRFID environment using RFID tags in combination with spatial and/or frequency separation." The patent application was filed on May 1, 2009 (12/387,485). 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=8,368,513.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,513&RS=PN/8,368,513 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sony Online Entertainment Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Sony Online Entertainment, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,368,686) developed by Anthony L. Sommers, Austin, Texas, for a "resource management for rule-based procedural terrain generation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are systems and methods for rule-based procedural generation of terrain in real time for a virtual world. By describing the terrain with rules rather than storing the actual geometry data, a drastic savings in terms of memory and disk space is achieved by generating terrain procedurally on the fly in real time when it is necessary. Using the terrain editor tool, the terrain system allows defining and modifying the terrain height, color, shaders, textures, flora, and environment, for example. Additionally, generating the terrain procedurally allows for almost limitless detail by changing the parameters used to create the terrain geometry. These rules can also be added and removed dynamically, leading to terrain modification in real time. In addition, resources are managed for the terrain generation system, such as allocating memory for areas of virtual terrain; associating a priority level to each virtual terrain for memory management; and deallocating memory of the virtual terrain based at least in part on the priority levels of the areas of virtual terrain." The patent application was filed on June 25, 2004 (10/876,749). 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=8,368,686&OS=8,368,686&RS=8,368,686 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** CommScope Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- CommScope, Hickory, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,368,534) developed by W. Larkin Crutcher, Plano, Texas, and Anil Kumar Trehan, Plano, Texas, for an "optical fiber systems and methods for monitoring remote door access." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A remote door access monitoring system includes a central monitoring component and a remote monitoring component. The central monitoring component includes an optical source, an optical power level receiver, and a microcontroller. The optical power level receiver is in communication with the microcontroller. The remote monitoring component includes an optical switch that is operably associated with a door of a communications equipment cabinet. The communications equipment cabinet is located at a geographical location different from a geographical location of the central monitoring component. The optical source transmits an optical signal from the optical source to the optical switch and back to the optical power level receiver. The optical switch attenuates the optical signal in response to opening and closing of the door. The optical power level receiver is configured to detect an attenuated optical signal and then notify the microcontroller of the existence of an attenuated optical signal." The patent application was filed on May 29, 2009 (12/474,384). 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=8,368,534.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,534&RS=PN/8,368,534 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Raytheon Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Providing High-capacitance RF MEMS Switches ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Raytheon, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,368,491) developed by Brandon W. Pillans, Plano, Texas, Francis J. Morris, Dallas, and Mikel J. White, Murphy, Texas, for "systems and methods for providing high-capacitance RF MEMS switches." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for providing high-capacitive RF MEMS switches are provided. In one embodiment, the invention relates to a micro-electro-mechanical switch assembly including a substrate, an electrode disposed on a portion of the substrate, a dielectric layer disposed on at least a portion of the electrode, a metal layer disposed on at least a portion of the dielectric layer, and a flexible membrane having first and second ends supported at spaced locations on the substrate base, where the flexible membrane is configured to move from a default position to an actuated position in response to a preselected switching voltage applied between the flexible membrane and the electrode, and where, in the actuated position, the flexible membrane is in electrical contact with the metal layer." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2010 (12/765,512). 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=8,368,491.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,491&RS=PN/8,368,491 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Toshiba International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Toshiba International, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,368,879) developed by Sohail Kayani, Irving, Texas, for a "system and method for the ultrasonic detection of transparent window security features in bank notes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for automatically detecting the presence of a perforation, tear, or a transparent window security feature in a bank note. The system includes an optical detection device, and an ultrasonic detection device, and a conveyance device for transporting the bank note along a defined path proximate the detection devices. Each detection device comprises a plurality of optical transmitters and corresponding optical receivers that bracket the note path. A computing device is also provided to determine from the output of the optical detection device the presence of an optical abnormality in the bank note; to determine from the output of the ultrasonic detection device the presence of an ultrasonic abnormality in the bank note; and to determine the presence of a perforation, tear, or transparent window feature based upon the results of the optical abnormality determination or the ultrasonic abnormality determination." The patent application was filed on Feb. 9, 2012 (13/370,088). 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=8,368,879&OS=8,368,879&RS=8,368,879 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Futurewei Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Futurewei Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,369,347) developed by four co-inventors for a "fiber channel over Ethernet and fiber channel switching based on Ethernet switch fabrics." The co-inventors are Yijun Xiong, Plano, Texas, Jinshui Liu, Plano, Texas, Cheng Gang, Richardson, Texas, and Laijun Zhong, Richardson, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus comprising a Converged Port Controller (CPC) comprising a plurality of first ports and a plurality of second ports, and an Ethernet Switch Fabric (ESF) coupled to the second ports, wherein the CPC is configured to receive a plurality of Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) frames on the first ports, modify at least some of the FCoE frames, thereby producing modified FCoE frames, and transmit the FCoE frames on the second ports. An apparatus comprising at least one processor configured to implement a method comprising receiving a plurality of FCoE frames, a plurality of Fiber Channel (FC) frames, and a plurality of Ethernet frames, modifying the FCoE frames, thereby producing modified FCoE frames, encapsulating the FC frames in an Ethernet format, thereby producing a plurality of second FCoE frames, and switching the modified FCoE frames, the second FCoE frames, and the Ethernet frames using an Ethernet switch fabric." The patent application was filed on Sept. 14, 2009 (12/559,194). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,369,347.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,347&RS=PN/8,369,347 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,368,566) developed by George Higa, Dallas, for a "method and system for providing a haptic computer interface." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: " A method and system of an embodiment may include a system comprising a touch screen display panel, and a tactile panel with one or more raised surfaces wherein the touch screen display panel is positioned on top of the tactile panel and the tactile panel creates one or more raised surfaces on the touch screen display panel providing tactile information to a user of the touch screen display panel." The patent application was filed on March 29, 2011 (13/074,640). 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=8,368,566.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,566&RS=PN/8,368,566 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,369,338) developed by four co-inventors for "region-associated ratings of wireless carriers." The co-inventors are Shih-Ta Peng, Bellevue, Wash., Charles Steven Johnson, Snohomish, Wash., Aaron C. Rubenson, Seattle, and Gregor Alan Moulton, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are various embodiments for collecting and presenting region-associated ratings of wireless carriers. Customer ratings for a plurality of wireless carriers are collected in one or more computing devices. Each of the customer ratings is associated with a corresponding geographic location. A target geographic location is obtained from a client. A network page is generated including one or more maps showing a region encompassing the target geographic location. The maps indicate an aggregate customer rating for one or more of the wireless carriers for the region. The aggregate customer rating is determined based at least in part on a subset of the customer ratings that are associated with geographic locations that are encompassed by the region." The patent application was filed on May 25, 2010 (12/787,048). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,369,338.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,338&RS=PN/8,369,338 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** L-3 Communications Integrated Systems Assigned Patent for Heterogeneous Computer Architecture Based on Partial Reconfiguration ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, Greenville, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,368,423) developed by four co-inventors for a "heterogeneous computer architecture based on partial reconfiguration." The co-inventors are Jerry Yancey, Rockwall, Texas, Aya N. Bennett, Rockwall, Texas, Timothy M. Adams, Campbell, Texas, and Mathew A. Sanford, Bryan, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for partial reconfiguration of reconfigurable application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) devices that may employ an interconnection template to allow partial reconfiguration (PR) blocks of an ASIC device to be selectively and dynamically interconnected and/or disconnected in standardized fashion from communication with a packet router within the same ASIC device." The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2009 (12/655,181). 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=8,368,423.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,423&RS=PN/8,368,423 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Invensys Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Invensys Systems, Foxboro, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,368,640) developed by seven co-inventors for a "process control configuration system with connection validation and configuration." The co-inventors are Steven Dardinski, Westford, Mass., Keith Eldridge, North Easton, Mass., Robert Hall, South Easton, Mass., Mark Johnson, North Attleboro, Mass., Brian Mackay, Coppell, Texas, Paul Meskonis, Norwood, Mass., and Scott Volk, North Easton, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Connection objects or other such data structures facilitate establishing and configuring connections between objects that model components in a process control system. A first set of data structures (e.g., the object connection type structures) identify valid types for component-to-component pairings and the respective roles of each component in the pairing (e.g., parent or child, source or sink). A second set of data structures (e.g., the parameter connection type structures) supply similar information for parameter-to-parameter connections. Together, these data structures can be used, for example, to validate component-to-component connections suggested by the user and to automatically configure parameter-to-parameter connections. Actual connections, both at the component or parameter level, are reflected using parameter overrides within the parameterized object model--with which the connection objects are constructed." The patent application was filed on Feb. 14, 2006 (11/355,311). 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=8,368,640.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,640&RS=PN/8,368,640 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Halliburton Energy Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Halliburton Energy Services, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,368,553) developed by four co-inventors for a "fracturing monitoring within a treatment well." The co-inventors are Steve Zannoni, Houston, Orlando DeJesus, Frisco, Texas, Daniel F. Dorffer, Houston, and John Quirein, Georgetown, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes receiving a signal from a sensor that is positioned within a well bore during a hydraulic fracturing operation. A noise canceling operation is performed on the received signal to detect a microseismic event that is caused by the hydraulic fracturing operation." The patent application was filed on Nov. 1, 2007 (12/445,649). 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=8,368,553.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,553&RS=PN/8,368,553 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** E.O. Communication Fund Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- E.O. Communication Fund, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,369,263) developed by Eric Morgan Dowling, Holmes Beach, Fla., Duncan Leo MacFarlane, Dallas, and Mark Nicholas Anastasi, Highland Village, Texas, for a "geographical web browser, methods, apparatus and systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A geographical web browser allows a user to navigate a network application such as the Word Wide Web by physically navigating in geographical coordinates. For example, a geographical web browser is implemented in a mobile unit such as a dashboard computer. The mobile unit includes one or more transducers such as antennas and is operative to receive locally broadcast signals or to operate a global positioning system (GPS) receiver. As the mobile unit navigates into different physical localities, different web pages are displayed by the geographical web browser. For example, a user desiring to buy a house can set the web browser to a real estate web page. Instead of clicking on a hyperlink to access web pages of properties in an area, the user drives into a first area and automatically receives web pages relating to homes in that area. When the mobile unit crosses town and enters a second area, a new set of web pages is downloaded relating to properties in the second area. The geographical web browser, methods, apparatus and systems disclosed herein enable improved road-navigation and traffic management, advertisement, and related services." The patent application was filed on July 6, 2007 (11/822,451). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,369,263.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,263&RS=PN/8,369,263 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,368,547) developed by Stuart Allen Berke, Austin, Texas, and Shawn P. Hoss, Round Rock, Texas, for a "system and method for visually indicating unsafe handling temperature of an information handling system component." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for indicating the unsafe service handling temperature of an information handling system component are disclosed. A method may include sensing a surface temperature of the component and comparing the surface temperature to a first and second threshold temperatures. The method may further include displaying various temperature warning by multiple temperature indicators if the surface temperature is above or below the threshold temperatures." The patent application was filed on Dec. 10, 2009 (12/635,425). 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=8,368,547.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,547&RS=PN/8,368,547 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Schlumberger Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Schlumberger Technology, Sugar Land, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,368,403) developed by Dean M. Homan, Sugar Land, Texas, Gerald N. Minerbo, Missouri City, Texas, and Robert C. Smith, Houston, for a "logging tool having shielded triaxial antennas." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a downhole logging tool having on its tool body a set of co-located antennas, one or more additional antennas spaced longitudinally apart from the set of co-located antennas, an electromagnetically transparent shield circumferentially surrounding the set of co-located antennas, and an electromagnetically transparent shield circumferentially surrounding each of the one or more additional antennas. The downhole logging tool may be a wireline or while-drilling tool, and it may be an induction or propagation tool. The shields may have slots that are locally perpendicular to the windings of underlying coil antennas." The patent application was filed on May 4, 2009 (12/434,888). 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=8,368,403.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,403&RS=PN/8,368,403 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsemi Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Microsemi, Alisa Viejo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,368,481) developed by Yalin Jin, Austin, Texas, Vikram Krishnamurthy, Smyrna, Ga., and John Michael Hooper, Smyrna, Ga., for an RF switchable balun.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A handheld communication device having an RF front end module has a switchable balun comprising a primary winding having a first two port winding and a second two port winding where a low noise amplifier is operatively coupled to the first and second two port windings and a power amplifier is operatively coupled to the first and second two port windings. A secondary winding is operatively coupled to an antenna, and a transceiver is operatively coupled to the low noise amplifier and the power amplifier. When the switchable balun is in a receive state, the antenna is operatively coupled to the transceiver through the low noise amplifier, and when the switchable balun is in a transmit state, the antenna is operatively coupled to the transceiver through the power amplifier. The ratio of the primary winding to the secondary winding is greater than a one-to-one ratio." The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2010 (12/903,387). 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=8,368,481.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,481&RS=PN/8,368,481 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Phase Dynamics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Phase Dynamics, Richardson, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,368,412) developed by Bentley N. Scott, Garland, Texas, for a "correction for gas entrained water analyzers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus for measuring a water content in a multiphase fluid flow stream is provided. The apparatus includes a measurement section configured to obtain a series of electrical measurements of the multiphase fluid flow stream over a first predetermined time interval, and determine a minimum electrical measurement Fmin_baseline from the series of electrical measurements. The measurement section also is configured to calculate a running average of the frequency (Fmin_gas_pattern) from the series of electrical measurements indicative of a change in a gas flow pattern of the multiphase fluid flow stream over a second predetermined time interval. The measurement section further is configured to calculate a corrected electrical measurement F_calc_WC for determining the water content in the multiphase fluid flow stream by subtracting the running average of the frequency. Fmin_gas_pattern from the minimum electrical measurement Fmin_baseline." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2010 (12/804,356). 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=8,368,412.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,412&RS=PN/8,368,412 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cirrus Logic Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Cirrus Logic, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,368,361) developed by John L. Melanson, Austin, Texas, for "switching power converter controller with direct current transformer sensing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A power control system includes a current transformer to step down a switch current of a switching power converter. In at least one embodiment, the stepped down current is received by a switching power converter controller. Since the current is received by the controller, the current is not converted into a voltage prior to receipt by the controller in order for the controller to monitor an inductor current of the switching power converter. In at least one embodiment, the controller compares the stepped down switch current with a reference current. In at least one embodiment, the controller includes a voltage converter to convert the switch current into a voltage within the controller. The controller compares the voltage representing the switch current with a reference voltage. The controller can use the current or voltage comparisons to control power factor correction and output voltage regulation of a switching power converter." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2009 (12/571,431). 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=8,368,361.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,361&RS=PN/8,368,361 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Raytheon Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Raytheon, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,368,610) developed by five co-inventors for a shaped ballistic radome. The co-inventors are James F. Kviatkofsky, Allen, Texas, Gary F. Wahlquist, McKinney, Texas, Jerry M. Grimm, Plano, Texas, David R. Bishop, Nevada, Texas, and Kuang-Yuh Wu, Plano, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and devices for shaped ballistic radomes according to various aspects of the present invention comprise systems for shielding transmission devices; and more particularly, representative and exemplary embodiments of the present invention generally relate to improved methods and systems for ballistic deflection and protection of antenna equipment units, and/or the like." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2007 (11/863,450). 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=8,368,610.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,610&RS=PN/8,368,610 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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