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[February 08, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Washington (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 Washington.

*** Empire Technology Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Empire Technology Development, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,368,271) developed by Daniel C. Wiggins, Edmonds, Wash., for a "magnetically suspended flywheel energy storage system with magnetic drive." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for flywheel energy storage devices including magnetic bearings and/or magnetic drives are generally disclosed. Some example magnetic bearings may include a flywheel magnet and a support magnet arranged to magnetically suspend a rotating flywheel. Some example magnetic drives may include at least one drive magnet arranged to magnetically engage a diamagnetic material associated with the flywheel to exert torque on the flywheel." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2009 (12/637,780). 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=8,368,271&OS=8,368,271&RS=8,368,271 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.


*** Visiongate Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Visiongate, Phoenix, has been assigned a patent (8,368,035) developed by four co-inventors for "3D imaging of live cells with ultraviolet radiation." The co-inventors are Eric J. Seibel, Seattle, Alan C. Nelson, Phoenix, Mark E. Fauver, Seattle, and J. Richard Rahn, Sammamish, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for 3D imaging of cells in an optical tomography system includes moving a biological object relatively to a microscope objective to present varying angles of view. The biological object is illuminated with radiation having a spectral bandwidth limited to wavelengths between 150 nm and 390 nm. Radiation transmitted through the biological object and the microscope objective is sensed with a camera from a plurality of differing view angles. A plurality of pseudoprojections of the biological object from the sensed radiation is formed and the plurality of pseudoprojections is reconstructed to form a 3D image of the cell." The patent application was filed on Feb. 22, 2012 (13/402,149). 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=8,368,035&OS=8,368,035&RS=8,368,035 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sharp Laboratories of America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Sharp Laboratories of America, Camas, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,368,998) developed by Liang Tang, Vancouver, Wash., Akinori Hashimura, Vancouver, Wash., and Apostolos T. Voutsas, Portland, Ore., for a plasmonic electronic skin.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is provided for color tuning a plasmonic device with a color tunable electronic skin. A plasmonic electronic skin is used, including a first substrate, a plasmonic structure, an electrically conductive transparent first electrode layer, an electrically conductive transparent second electrode layer, and a polymer-networked liquid crystal (PNLC) layer interposed between the first and second transparent electrode layers. In response to receiving a color tuning voltage, a full visible spectrum incident light, and a PNLC switch voltage, the plasmonic structure generates a first primary color. A primary color exhibits a single wavelength peak with a spectral full width at half magnitudes (FWHMs) in the visible spectrum of light. In response to receiving the PNLC switch voltage between the first and second electrode layers, the PNLC layer passes incident light." The patent application was filed on July 14, 2010 (12/836,121). 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=8,368,998&OS=8,368,998&RS=8,368,998 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Joining Users to a Conferencing Session ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,368,738) developed by Christopher Schindler, Sammamish, Wash., for "joining users to a conferencing session." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Architecture for combining an outbound contact via multiple communications modes and the joining of an invitee to a communications session (e.g., conference call, web conference, etc.) without requiring substantial authentication of the invitee, if at all. The invitee can be automatically connected to the session using the communication method of choice, for example, conference call session or web conferencing session. An invitation can be sent to the invitee through multiple communication channels such as phone, text messaging, SMS, MMS, and email. The architecture facilitates the automatic creation of meeting resources (conference call session or web conferencing session). The meeting (or session) organizer can be treated as an invitee and be contacted by an application to request join in the meeting resource. Moreover, the ability is provided to mix audio/video of meeting resources. The invitee and/or the organizer can have an interactive conversation with the invitee-join application using the communication modes. The invitee-join application can parse and understand invitee responses." The patent application was filed on Jan. 14, 2008 (12/014,075). 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=8,368,738&OS=8,368,738&RS=8,368,738 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sharp Laboratories of America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Sharp Laboratories of America, Camas, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,368,956) developed by Richard John Campbell, Camas, Wash., Toyohisa Matsuda, Matsudo, Japan, and Lawrence Shao-hsien Chen, Vancouver, Wash., for "methods and systems for segmenting a digital image into regions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for segmenting a digital image into regions. A frequency-of-occurrence of image values may be determined excluding a portion of pixels in a digital image. An image value associated with a peak in the frequency-of-occurrence of image values may be identified and associated with an image label. Pixel locations may be labeled based on the associated labels and image values. Additionally, unreliable pixels may be determined and labeled based on the associated labels and image values, and an unreliable pixel may be assigned a label after multiple scan passes of a classification map." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2010 (12/982,718). 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=8,368,956&OS=8,368,956&RS=8,368,956 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus for Camera Calibration Based on Multiview Image Geometry ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,368,762) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and apparatus for camera calibration based on multiview image geometry." The co-inventors are Simon Chen, San Jose, Calif., Hailin Jin, San Jose, Calif., Jen-Chan Chien, Saratoga, Calif., and Daniel R. Goldman, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for camera calibration based on multiview image geometry. A lens profiling module may estimate two or more mathematical models for correcting aberrations in images in a single pass from a set of calibration images captured with a camera/lens combination. For example, the module may estimate the lens aberrations of geometric distortion, lateral chromatic aberration, and vignette models in a single pass. The module may determine point correspondences, 3D transformations, and camera intrinsics for views of calibration charts captured in the images. The module estimates the mathematical models for the two or more types of aberrations from the information determined from the views of the calibration charts. The module may automatically determine an optimal model complexity when estimating the mathematical models. The estimated models may be written or appended to a lens profile for the camera/lens combination used to captured the calibration images." The patent application was filed on April 12, 2010 (12/758,655). 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=8,368,762&OS=8,368,762&RS=8,368,762 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Visualant Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Visualant, Seattle, has been assigned a patent (8,368,878) developed by five co-inventors for a "method, apparatus, and article to facilitate evaluation of objects using electromagnetic energy." The co-inventors are Thomas A. Furness III, Seattle, Brian T. Schowengerdt, Seattle, Ross D. Melville, Issaquah, Wash., Nicholas E. Walker, Springfield, Ore., and Bradley E. Sparks, Mercer Island, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Spectral information may be employed in process control and/or quality control of goods and articles. Spectral information may be employed in process control and/or quality control of media, for example financial instruments, identity documents, legal documents, medical documents, financial transaction cards, and/or other media, fluids for example lubricants, fuels, coolants, or other materials that flow, and in machinery, for example vehicles, motors, generators, compressors, presses, drills and/or supply systems. Spectral information may be employed in identifying biological tissue and/or facilitating diagnosis based on biological tissue." The patent application was filed on Nov. 22, 2011 (13/302,978). 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=8,368,878&OS=8,368,878&RS=8,368,878 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,369,208) developed by Rudolf Opavsky, Redmond, Wash., David Allen Dion, Bothell, Wash., and Michael T. Massa, Seattle, for "fault-tolerant communications in routed networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for providing fault-tolerant network communications between a plurality of nodes for an application, including providing a plurality of initial communications pathways over a plurality of networks coupled between the plurality of nodes, receiving a data packet on a sending node from the application, the sending node being one of the plurality of nodes, the data packet being addressed by the application to an address on one of the plurality of nodes, and selecting a first selected pathway for the data packet from among the plurality of initial communications pathways where the first selected pathway is a preferred pathway." The patent application was filed on Sept. 16, 2010 (12/884,101). 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=8,369,208&OS=8,369,208&RS=8,369,208 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Almax Manufacturing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Almax Manufacturing, Kirkland, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,368,505) developed by Robert W. Deppiesse, Bothell, Wash., and Alan M. Burk, Kirkland, Wash., for a "switch using variable resistance layer to control state." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrical membrane switch that is actuated by applying a force against a layer of a variable resistance material that overlies and is in direct contact with switch poles that are applied to and supported by a substrate. A gap is provided between the switch poles, and the layer extends across the gap. The substrate can be a circuit board with electrical traces formed thereon to convey electrical current to the switch poles. As a sufficient force is applied to the surface of the layer of the variable resistance material, its resistance changes from a relatively high value, in which the switch is in a non-conducting state, to a relatively low value, in which the switch is in a conductive state. A protective sheet can optionally be included over the variable resistance layer and can include graphics/text to indicate the position of each switch in an array and its function." The patent application was filed on March 12, 2010 (12/723,377). 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=8,368,505.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,505&RS=PN/8,368,505 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** T-Mobile USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- T-Mobile USA, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,369,266) developed by Zhengyi Jin, Bellevue, Wash., and Magesh Annamalai, Renton, Wash., for a "two stage mobile device geographic location determination." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for mitigating the delay associated with using GPS technologies to determine the location of a mobile device. The system utilizes a two-stage location determination process. During the first stage, an estimated position of the mobile device is immediately provided based on the most accurate stored location information that is available to the system. If greater accuracy is still required, during the second stage a more accurate position of the mobile device is provided using GPS-based technologies." The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2007 (12/446,453.). 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=8,369,266.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,266&RS=PN/8,369,266 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Transforming Offline Maps into Interactive Online Maps ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,368,695) developed by Jonathan R. Howell, Seattle, Jeremy E. Elson, Kirkland, Wash., and John R. Douceur, Bellevue, Wash., for "transforming offline maps into interactive online maps." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system is disclosed that transforms offline maps into interactive online maps. In the system, geo-coordinate relationships are determined between geo-coordinates on a source map and geo-coordinates on an online reference map. An image of the source map is transformed to form an image of a modified source map having geo-coordinates that substantially align with corresponding geo-coordinates on the reference map. Modified source tiles are formed with the image of the modified source map and displayed on a portion of the reference map." The patent application was filed on Feb. 8, 2007 (11/672,912). 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=8,368,695&OS=8,368,695&RS=8,368,695 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Cell-to-WiFi Switcher ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,369,281) developed by Michael Denny, Sharpsburg, Ga., William Coan, Monroe, Wash., and Vishwa Prasad, Matawan, N.J., for a cell-to-WiFi switcher.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods that enable a user to seamlessly switch between networks and/or devices, during a content delivery session. The system comprises a network change detection component that can determine when the user switches from one network to another. Further, a context management component is employed that stores a context state of the content delivery session on the first network when a change in network is detected. The context state is employed to seamlessly resume content delivery on the newly connected network and continue the content delivery session." The patent application was filed on Nov. 24, 2008 (12/277,063). 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=8,369,281.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,281&RS=PN/8,369,281 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** 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.

*** Advanced Micro Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,368,703) developed by Paul Blinzer, Bellevue, Wash., and Phil Mummah, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "driver architecture for computing device having multiple graphics subsystems, reduced power consumption modes, software and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Many computing device may now include two or more graphics subsystems. The multiple graphics subsystems may have different abilities, and may, for example, consume differing amount of electrical power, with one subsystem consuming more average power than the others. The higher power consuming graphics subsystem may be coupled to the device and used instead of, or in addition to, the lower power consuming graphics subsystem, resulting in higher performance or additional capabilities, but increased overall power consumption. By transitioning from the use of the higher power consuming graphics subsystem to the lower power consuming graphics subsystem, while placing the higher power consuming graphics subsystem in a lower power consumption mode, overall power consumption is reduced. A processor executes application software and driver software. The driver software includes first and second driver components for respectively controlling operation of the first and second graphics subsystems. A further proxy driver component routes calls (e.g. API/DDI calls) to one of said first and second driver components, in dependence on which of the first and second graphics system is in use." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2008 (12/335,258). 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=8,368,703&OS=8,368,703&RS=8,368,703 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Airbiquity Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Airbiquity, Seattle, has been assigned a patent (8,369,393) developed by Kiley Birmingham, Seattle, for "wireless in-band signaling with in-vehicle systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention pertains to methods and apparatus for data communications from vehicles, to obtain emergency, concierge and other services, using a voice channel of a digital wireless telecommunications network. Signaling is described for commencing data sessions after establishing a voice channel call. The call may be initiated from the vehicle automatically, and the call taker location may be unattended. Signaling methods are selected for traversing both newer and legacy vocoders for ubiquitous operation." The patent application was filed on May 9, 2011 (13/103,915). 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=8,369,393.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,393&RS=PN/8,369,393 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus to Provide Dynamic Messaging Services ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,368,711) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and apparatus to provide dynamic messaging services." The co-inventors are Jerry Zhao, Shanghai, China, Michael A. Rothman, Puyallup, Wash., Vincent J. Zimmer, Federal Way, Wash., and Qian Quyang, Shanghai, China.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus to provide dynamic messaging services are disclosed. One example method includes determining supported dimensions for display of information on a display screen, restricting the supported dimensions, wherein the restricted dimensions define a boundary between a first screen portion and a second screen portion, and displaying content of a first type on a first side of the boundary and displaying a content of a second type on a second side of the boundary. Other embodiments are described and claimed." The patent application was filed on June 27, 2006 (11/426,727). 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=8,368,711&OS=8,368,711&RS=8,368,711 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** TeleCommunication Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Annapolis, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,369,316) developed by Todd Poremba, Seattle, Gordon J. Hines, Kirkland, Wash., and Victor Burton, Bellevue, Wash., for "wireless emergency services protocols translator between ANSI-41 and VoIP emergency services protocols." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A protocol converter or translator between ANSI-41 ORREQs and VoIP V2 messaging. The protocol converter may alternatively (or also) provide conversion between GMS MAP and VoIP V2 messaging. Interaction of VSPs with a Mobile Positioning Center (MPC) or a Gateway Mobile Location Center (GMLC) is permitted, as is interaction of wireless carriers with a Voice Positioning Center (VPC). In this way existing GMLCs or MPCs may be used to service VoIP 9-1-1 calls. Moreover, operators of Voice Positioning Centers (VPCs) who implement wireless offerings can re-use their existing VPCs to service wireless 9-1-1 calls." The patent application was filed on Feb. 28, 2011 (12/929,953). 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=8,369,316.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,316&RS=PN/8,369,316 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** A&T Mobility II Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- A&T Mobility II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,368,530) developed by Ming Zhang, Bellevue, Wash., and Jun Shen, Redmond, Wash., for a "network directed cell broadcasts for emergency alert system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for providing alerts to end users of networked enabled portable devices are provided so that the end users are made aware when broadcast emergency alerts are issued. The systems and methods provide a way for a portable device to receive information about an emergency alert broadcast of which the user should be aware, e.g., from the EAS, and to notify the user of the emergency alert. A flag provides an indication the EAS should be on and the systems and method override the settings made by a user to a portable device to enable EAS reception. The user may then be automatically taken to the emergency alert information by having the portable device automatically tune to the emergency broadcast information, or the user may optionally retrieve the emergency information by tuning to the emergency broadcast channel, or the user may otherwise be presented with a reference to the emergency data (e.g., a link to the information)." The patent application was filed on Aug. 2, 2006 (11/498,572). 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=8,368,530.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,530&RS=PN/8,368,530 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sharp Laboratories of America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Sharp Laboratories of America, Camas, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,368,696) developed by Scott J. Daly, Kalama, Wash., and Chang Yuan, Vancouver, Wash., for a "temporal parallax induced display." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A temporal parallax induced display includes the presentation of different views of a scene. The system likewise uses a model of the human visual system to modify the image to reduce the rocking artifacts." The patent application was filed on June 19, 2009 (12/456,600). 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=8,368,696&OS=8,368,696&RS=8,368,696 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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Demystifying DPI
How can deep packet inspection protect your SIP traffic as well as your entire network?

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Partner Program Overview:
Over 4,000 VARs, Master Agents, Solution Providers, and Independent IT Professionals trust Broadvox. We offer customized services and solutions to fit seamlessly into any company's business model. And when you partner with Broadvox, every member of our team stands behind you and your customers 100%...

SIP Trunk UC Summit

What's New

Presenting the New Ingate/Intertex Website:
Internet+ is an extended Internet access allowing high quality SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) based real-time person-to-person communication, everywhere and for any application. It applies to both fixed and mobile networks ...

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Secure SIP Trunking:
What You Need to Know

Successfully Deploying Enterprise SIP Trunking:
Tools and Techniques for Overcoming Common Roadblocks

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Getting the Most Out of Your SIP Trunks:
Ingate's Steve Johnson and TMC's Erik Linask discuss how best practices forgetting the most out of SIP Trunking services and common pitfalls to avoid.

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Ingate SIParator E-SBCs
Adopting SIP is a simple process with the Ingate SIParator, the secure enterprise session border controller (E-SBC). The SIParator makes secure SIP communications - including VoIP,SIP trunking and more - possible while working seamlessly with your existing network firewall.

Ingate Firewalls
Everyone is talking about enterprise usage of VoIP, instant messaging and other types of realtime communications including presence and conferencing.

SIP Trunk Solutions for Service Providers
The award-winning Ingate Firewall and Ingate SIParator deliver a high quality, reliable SIP trunk connection between the customer's IP-PBX and the service provider network, and solve interoperability issues to simplify deployments and support for remote diagnosis of reported issues.