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[February 19, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Feb. 19)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Track Assembly for Supporting Fabrics ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Milton A. Morris, Woodland Hills, Calif., has developed a patent (8,371,359) for a "track assembly for supporting fabrics." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A track assembly for supporting fabric on a surface includes a base track defining a first half of a hinge and a first half of a snapping clamp. An upper track defines a second half of the hinge and is pivotally connectable to the base track. The upper track defines a second half of the snapping clamp for releasably engaging the fabric. The upper track includes a strut extended downwardly towards the base track such that when high tension forces are applied to the upper track, due to fabric tensioning, the strut contacts the base track to reinforce the track assembly." The patent application was filed on Jan. 20, 2010 (12/690,538). 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=83,71,359.PN.&OS=PN/83,71,359&RS=PN/83,71,359 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** California Inventors Develop Patent for Speed Control System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- James Stewart Palmer, Valencia, Calif., and Gregory Harold Smith, Simi Valley, Calif., have developed a patent (8,371,594) for a speed control system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Skateboard speed control is achieved by improved application of a mechanism to provide even force to the wheels by a simplified speed control system. The speed control system is durable, compact, simple, uses minimal components, is ergonomic, and has speed control pads that move in sync while simultaneously tolerating variations in wheel orientation and position while a rider is maneuvering the skateboard." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2010 (12/802,567). 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=83,71,594.PN.&OS=PN/83,71,594&RS=PN/83,71,594 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California, Ohio Inventors Develop Patent for Potting System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Richard C. Scribner, Simi Valley, Calif., and Harold W. Swartz, Walhonding, Ohio, have developed a patent (8,371,473) for a potting system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention relates generally to mechanics, and more specifically, to a potting system. In one embodiment, the invention includes a potting system including one or more bands; and one or more pots configured to suspend from the one or more bands. In a further embodiment, the one or more pots configured to suspend from the one or more bands includes one or more pots configured to link with adjacent pots." The patent application was filed on Dec. 14, 2009 (12/637,585). 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=83,71,473.PN.&OS=PN/83,71,473&RS=PN/83,71,473 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Koninklijke Philips Electronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, has been assigned a patent (8,371,307) developed by seven co-inventors for "methods and devices for the treatment of airway obstruction, sleep apnea and snoring." The co-inventors are Mark Hirotsuka, San Jose, Calif., Jasper Jackson, Newark, Calif., Damien Shulock, San Francisco, Andrew Frazier, Sunnyvale, Calif., Chad Roue, San Jose, Calif., Erik Van Der Burg, Los Gatos, Calif., and Michael Dineen, Portola Valley, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and devices for the treatment of airway obstruction, sleep apnea and snoring are disclosed. In some embodiments, a glossal suspension system includes a tissue tensioner that includes a suture loop made of one or more sutures configured to suspend the tongue with at least one portion configured to extend laterally through the tongue, and a securement mechanism configured to be attached to a patient's mandible that includes one more adjustment assemblies for engaging the one or more sutures and adjusting tension on the suture loop. Various tethers and anchors that can be used with the glossal suspension system are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2007 (11/835,966). 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=83,71,307.PN.&OS=PN/83,71,307&RS=PN/83,71,307 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Container for Dispensing Liquid Doses ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Eugene Druyan, Thornhill, Calif., has developed a patent (8,371,470) for a "container for dispensing liquid doses." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to spill resistant container for dispensing liquid doses wherein the container includes a body of generally hollow form about a center vertical axis with open ends, comprising: a liquid deposit chamber having an open first end and an opposing closed second end, a liquid withdrawal chamber having an open first end and an opposing closed second end, one or more apertures between said deposit and withdrawal chambers adapted to selectively permit liquid communication in controlled doses from the liquid deposit chamber to the liquid withdrawal chamber, a detachable base cap having a cavity in liquid communication with the liquid deposit and withdrawal chambers." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2008 (12/679,596). 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=83,71,470.PN.&OS=PN/83,71,470&RS=PN/83,71,470 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Purse Hanger ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Shelly Lenna Bauerly, Beverly Hills, Calif., has developed a patent (8,371,546) for a purse hanger.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A purse hanger for hanging a purse from a flat surface has a rigid interface member defining a substantially planar interface area that is co-planar with the flat surface during use. A rigid arm has a proximal end swivelably coupled with the rigid interface member and a distal end, which, in use, is oriented by gravity to a position vertically beneath the planar interface area. A flexible member has a first end coupled to the distal end of the rigid arm, and a second end coupled to a purse engagement member such as a rigid loop securing the purse strap. The flexible member allows the rigid interface member to be stored in the purse while the purse engagement member remains secured to the purse strap. The rigid interface member can have a storage cavity for storing personal items." The patent application was filed on Jan. 23, 2004 (10/763,426). 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=83,71,546.PN.&OS=PN/83,71,546&RS=PN/83,71,546 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Portable Computerized Wireless Payment Apparatus and Methods ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Robert F. Gazdzinski, San Diego, has developed a patent (8,371,503) for a "portable computerized wireless payment apparatus and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mobile user apparatus and associated methods useful for conducting payment transactions wirelessly, such as at point-of-sale locations. In one embodiment, the mobile user apparatus is a cellular-enabled mobile device that includes a short-range passive radio frequency transceiver that when interrogated by a reader at the point-of-sale, issues a reply including information relating to an account of the user of the mobile apparatus that is to be debited for the payment. In one variant, the information stored on the mobile device is encrypted for security, and the mobile user apparatus is further configured to receive transaction data wirelessly in return." The patent application was filed on March 15, 2012 (13/421,713). 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=83,71,503.PN.&OS=PN/83,71,503&RS=PN/83,71,503 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Track Cleaning Car ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Michael A. Sailor, Canyon Country, Calif., has developed a patent (8,371,229) for a track cleaning car.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A track cleaning car that includes a base plate having a top surface, a bottom surface, a front end, and a rear end, a hole centrally disposed in the base plate with a motor suspended over the hole, the motor disposed from a floating plate compressibly mounted over the base plate on a plurality of springs, each of the plurality of springs disposed around each of a plurality of guide rods, the motor engaging a driveshaft to rotate a rotatable disk with a cleaning pad removably attachable thereto, and the track cleaning car having a photomicroprocessor sensible of the motion of the track cleaning car, the photomicroprocessor arresting the motor when sensing the track cleaning car is at rest." The patent application was filed on Nov. 29, 2011 (13/306,748). 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=83,71,229.PN.&OS=PN/83,71,229&RS=PN/83,71,229 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Caifornia Inventor Develops Patent for Breechloading Toy/Sporting Ring Airfoil Launcher and Projectile ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Chester Vanek, Sunnyvale, Calif., has developed a patent (8,371,280) for "breechloading toy/sporting ring airfoil launcher and projectile therefore." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multi-shot ring airfoil launcher comprises a launcher configured to receive a magazine which supports at least two ring airfoils. The launcher includes a barrel. A chuck is mounted in the barrel and is configured to propel a ring airfoil from a breech to the muzzle of the barrel, launching a ring airfoil with forward velocity and spin. The magazine is configured to deliver successive ring airfoils to the breech or rear end of the chuck for launching. The launcher includes a cocking mechanism for loading ring airfoils on to the chuck and cocking the chuck, and a firing mechanism for firing the launcher." The patent application was filed on April 26, 2010 (12/767,379). 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=83,71,280.PN.&OS=PN/83,71,280&RS=PN/83,71,280 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Railgun with Steel Enclosed Gun Bore ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- George Arthur Proulx, Castro Valley, Calif., has developed a patent (8,371,205) for a "railgun with steel enclosed gun bore." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electromagnetic railgun (10) comprising at least two elongated high voltage rails (11), a sliding armature (50) making electrical contact with each high voltage rail (11), at least two elongated metal support beams (14) adapted to provide mechanical strength to the railgun (10), said support beams (14) being substantially parallel to the high voltage rails (11), and a plurality of metal support plates (30) aligned circumferentially around the support beams (14) and along the length of the railgun (10), said support plates (30) adapted to provide additional mechanical strength to the railgun (10); wherein the support plates (30) are electrically isolated from each other and from the support beams (14)." The patent application was filed on Dec. 1, 2010 (12/958,193). 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=83,71,205.PN.&OS=PN/83,71,205&RS=PN/83,71,205 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Table Saw Fence Engagement and Blade Guard Apparatus ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Joseph Babine, Santa Barbara, Calif., has developed a patent (8,371,198) for a "table saw fence engagement and blade guard apparatus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A fence engagement and blade guard includes a column mounted to a table saw with a horizontal member received in a channel in the column. A vertical rod extends through and is vertically adjustable in a hole in the horizontal member. An engagement cart is suspended from the vertical rod and includes a beam having axle apertures and axles received in the apertures to support wheels. The wheels frictionally engage a work piece. An axle suspension system is supported from a shield. The engagement cart is angularly rotatable for engagement of the wheels on the work piece to directionally urge the work piece against the table saw fence." The patent application was filed on Aug. 20, 2009 (12/544,864). 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=83,71,198.PN.&OS=PN/83,71,198&RS=PN/83,71,198 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Integrated Biosensor and Simulation System for Diagnosis and Therapy ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Dennis S. Fernandez, Atherton, Calif., has developed a patent (8,374,796) for an "integrated biosensor and simulation system for diagnosis and therapy." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "BioMEMS/NEMS appliance biologically monitors an individual, using biosensors to detect cellular components. Data is simulated or analyzed using systems-biology software, which provides diagnostic or therapeutic guidance." The patent application was filed on April 14, 2009 (12/423,340). 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=8,374,796&OS=8,374,796&RS=8,374,796 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Climate Control ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Joseph David Ols, Los Gatos, Calif., has developed a patent (8,374,725) for a climate control.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system is provided in which the dampers may be individually controlled. The climate control system may be retrofit to an existing climate control system by connecting the controller to the existing climate control equipment through the thermostat interface. The climate control system may be monitored and set via a remote server." The patent application was filed on Nov. 26, 2008 (12/315,152). 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=8,374,725&OS=8,374,725&RS=8,374,725 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Tennant Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Tennant, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,371,315) developed by Thomas R. Denison, Newport Coast, Calif., Bruce F. Field, Golden Valley, Minn., and Jonathan A. Zimmerman, London, for "washing systems incorporating charged activated liquids." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A washing system comprising a washing machine vessel, a fluid-treatment component for activating a liquid, a dispenser for dispensing the activated liquid to the washing machine vessel, an electrode in electrical contact with the activated liquid, and at least one control circuit configured to generate an alternating electrical field through the dispensed activated liquid between the electrode and the washing machine vessel." The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2010 (12/693,114). 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=8,371,315&OS=8,371,315&RS=8,371,315 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sony Computer Entertainment Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Sony Computer Entertainment, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,375,133) developed by Ho Kee Law, Mountain View, Calif., for "methods and apparatuses for synchronizing and managing content over multiple devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, the methods and apparatuses detect an active device configured to utilize content; identify the content and a current location of the content; detect an idle device configured to selectively deliver the content; detect a transition parameter for determining a transition to the idle device; and transition the content from the active device to the idle device wherein the idle device is capable of utilizing the content based on the transition parameter." The patent application was filed on Aug. 7, 2007 (11/890,681). 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=8375133&OS=8375133&RS=8375133 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nokia Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Flat and Tilt Slide Mechanism ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Nokia, Espoo, Finland, has been assigned a patent (8,374,658) developed by Rolf G. Laido, Poway, Calif., Kimmo Rantala, Ramona, Calif., and Ron Chao, San Diego, for a "method and apparatus for flat and tilt slide mechanism." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a first housing section, a second housing section, and a connection mechanism between the housing sections. The connection mechanism includes a first hinge member, a slide plate, second hinge member, a first hinge arm, and a second hinge arm. The first hinge member includes an elongated opening. The slide plate is attached to the second housing section. The second hinge member is connected to the slide plate. The first end of the first hinge arm is connected to the first housing section. The second end of the first hinge arm is connected to the second hinge member. The first end of the second hinge arm is connected to the first hinge member at the elongated opening. The second end of the second hinge arm is connected to the second hinge member." The patent application was filed on April 26, 2010 (12/767,196). 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=8,374,658&OS=8,374,658&RS=8,374,658 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Apparatus, Method, and Computer Program Product for Determining Gene Function and Functional Groups Using Chromosomal Distribution Patterns ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Soheil Shams, Manhattan Beach, Calif., has developed a patent (8,374,798) for an "apparatus, method, and computer program product for determining gene function and functional groups using chromosomal distribution patterns." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, apparatus, and computer program product for analyzing gene expressions is presented. An operation is performed for determining a gene expression pattern for a condition, wherein the gene expression pattern comprises a gene expression. Next, a spatial-expression pattern is formed by selecting a chromosomal region having an exon; and associating the gene expression within the gene expression pattern with its corresponding exon. A further operation may be performed, where in the forming of the spatial-expression pattern, a spatial-expression pattern signal is created as a representation of the spatial-expression pattern. The magnitude of the spatial-expression pattern signal at any point is determined by an expression level of the corresponding exon. Spatial patterns may be identified in the signal by means of various signal processing techniques such as Fourier or Wavelet transforms. Also, multiple regions and/or conditions may be tested and their reaction patterns compared to determine related genetic regions." The patent application was filed on March 26, 2010 (12/661,920). 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=8,374,798&OS=8,374,798&RS=8,374,798 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,375,109) developed by Andrew Snowden Lange, Culver City, Calif., and Alexey Dmitriyevich Zinin, Cupertino, Calif., for a "shortened DHCP lease time." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Storing subscriber state information is disclosed. It is determined whether a subscriber state information associated with a DHCP lease communication is stored in a persistent storage. If the subscriber state information is not stored in the persistent storage, a shortened time that is shorter than a normal DHCP lease time is included in the DHCP lease communication." The patent application was filed on Jan. 31, 2007 (11/701,182). 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=8,375,109&OS=8,375,109&RS=8,375,109 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventors Develop Patent for Control of Multi-speed Transmission ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Mark Snyder, Fountain Valley, Calif., and Ronald A. Holland, Orange, Calif., have developed a patent (8,374,760) for a "control of multi-speed transmission." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and method for efficiently controlling an automatic transmission in an electric vehicle. The method may be implemented by selection of one of at least two belt clutches having different ratios. The timing for disengagement and engagement of each clutch and the proper sequencing of the disengagement and engagement of the clutches is determined to optimize the efficiency of the transmission. A direct drive motor is directly coupled to the transmission's output shaft to provide momentary power to maintain a nearly constant rate of acceleration during shifting. The method may further be applied for shifting an electric vehicle with a first motor coupled to an output shaft through a single belt clutch and a direct drive motor." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2009 (12/650,396). 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=8,374,760&OS=8,374,760&RS=8,374,760 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventors Develop Patent for Method of Integrating Applications with a Network Service Application by Creating New Records in a Relationship Field ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Richard Banister, Fremont, Calif., and Thomas Edgar Hawkes, Pacifica, Calif., have developed a patent (8,375,010) for a "method of integrating applications with a network service application by creating new records in a relationship field." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method for integrating applications with a network service application is provided. A database management system automatically updates a local database of a computer with information contained within a remote database and an application is enabled to generate a new record in the local database with temporary values in the relationship fields such that the child records are logically related to one or more parent records by virtue of having the same relationship values. A new record is created by the web service for the parent record. When a changed value of the parent record's key is detected, a value of the key of relevant changed parent record is written into one or more local related record's relationship field." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2010 (12/890,587). 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=8,375,010&OS=8,375,010&RS=8,375,010 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Internet Transactions Based on User-specific Information ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Robert S. Alvin, Boulder Creek, Calif., has developed a patent (8,374,956) for "internet transactions based on user-specific information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An Internet business transaction processor of the present invention has a distributed processing architecture which allows the processing load to be distributed among multiple parallel servers. The transaction processor of the present invention provides a virtual store front utilizing "others people's warehouse" approach by using a dynamic distributor selection processing system to select among a plurality of distributors based on flexible rule-based algorithm." The patent application was filed on Oct. 26, 2009 (12/589,645). 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=8,374,956&OS=8,374,956&RS=8,374,956 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Trend Micro Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Trend Micro, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,375,120) developed by four co-inventors for a "domain name system security network." The co-inventors are David Rand, Kihei, Hawaii, Scott D. Esters, San Francisco, Paul Moriarty, San Jose, Calif., and Jerry Scharf, Palo Alto, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a DNS security network includes several DNS appliances and a security operations center (SOC) server computer. The SOC server computer may receive telemetry data from the DNS appliances, the telemetry data comprising information about DNS client queries received in the respective DNS appliances. From the telemetry data, the SOC server computer may generate security policies for distribution to the DNS appliances. The security policies may be used by the DNS appliances to determine whether a DNS client query is originated by a client computer performing a prohibited activity (e.g., sending spam, communicating with a zombie control computer, navigating to a prohibited website, etc.). An answer to a client query may be replaced or discarded altogether in cases where the originator is performing a prohibited activity." The patent application was filed on May 19, 2006 (11/437,912). 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=8,375,120&OS=8,375,120&RS=8,375,120 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Fujitsu Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Fujitsu, Kawasaki-Shi, Japan, has been assigned a patent (8,374,991) developed by Stergios Stergiou, East Palo Alto, Calif., and Jawahar Jain, Los Altos, Calif., for "determining optimum variable orders for BDDs using recursion." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment accesses a binary decision diagram (BDD) representing a function having n variables; constructs one group of one ordered set of the n variables; recursively constructs one or more new groups of one or more ordered sets of one or more variables, replacing existing groups of one or more ordered sets of one or more variables, until each existing group comprises one or more ordered sets of k variables or less, where 1.ltoreq.k<n; for each of the one or more existing groups, determines a locally optimum variable order that yields a smallest size among a plurality of different variable orders of the BDD obtained within the group; and selects from one or more locally optimum variable orders corresponding to the one or more existing groups an optimum variable order of the BDD that yields a smallest size among the one or more existing locally optimum variable orders." The patent application was filed on Oct. 11, 2010 (12/901,857). 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=8,374,991&OS=8,374,991&RS=8,374,991 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** CareFusion Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- CareFusion, Yorba Linda, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,371,304) developed by Steven Duquette, Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Steve Han, Upland, Calif., for a "continuous positive airway pressure device and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A continuous positive airway pressure system features a housing forming an airway chamber, and an air pressure inlet and an air pressure outlet. The housing further defines internally a pair of tapered air jets, and a pair of tapered air receivers. The air receivers are located downstream of the air supply jets and disposed coaxially with respective ones of the air supply jets. Each receiver has a taper in an opposite direction to the direction of the taper of the air supply jets. A pair of nasal prongs is located downstream of the air receiving jets. Each receiver comprises a hemispherical section that is oriented at an angle off the center line of the supply." The patent application was filed on July 30, 2009 (12/512,372). 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=8,371,304&OS=8,371,304&RS=8,371,304 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hunter Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Hunter Industries, San Marcos, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,371,325) developed by Glendale Grizzle, Murrieta, Calif., for a "soil moisture responsive irrigation flow control valve." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A housing has at least one port for allowing entry of subterranean water into an interior of the housing when the housing is buried in soil. The housing has an inlet fitting configured to be coupled to drip tubing and an outlet for discharging water conveyed from a pressurized water source conveyed through the tubing. A valve includes a valve member that is movable to open and close a fluid communication path between the inlet fitting and the outlet. A hygroscopic member is positioned in the interior of the housing and is capable of absorbing subterranean water and expanding to move the valve member to close the fluid communication path. A spring element is positioned to bias the valve member to open the fluid communication path." The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2010 (12/693,342). 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=8,371,325&OS=8,371,325&RS=8,371,325 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Marvell International Assigned Patent for Vehicle for Recording and Reproducing Digital Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Marvell International, Hamilton, Bermuda, has been assigned a patent (8,374,710) developed by four co-inventors for a "vehicle for recording and reproducing digital data." The co-inventors are Sehat Sutardja, Los Altos, Calif., Peter Loc, Santa Clara, Calif., Hedley Rainnie, Santa Clara, Calif., and Eric Janofsky, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus comprising a vehicle and a media player/recorder physically connected with the vehicle, the media player/recorder comprising a wireless receiver to receive a signal representing encoded media data; a storage device to store the encoded media data; a processor comprising a storage controller to retrieve the encoded media data from the storage device, and a digital signal processor to decode the encoded media data retrieved by the storage controller; and an output circuit to output the decoded media data from the processor." The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2007 (11/981,601). 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=8,374,710&OS=8,374,710&RS=8,374,710 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventors Develop Patent for Communication Systems and Methods with Social Network Filtering ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Brian Lawler, San Francisco, Elliot Loh, San Francisco, Paul Martino, Mountain View, Calif., and Mark Pincus, San Francisco, have developed a patent (8,375,097) for "communication systems and methods with social network filtering." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for a computer system include determining a first social distance for a first user with respect to a second user, determining a second social distance for a third user with respect to the second user, determining a first trust-metric for the first user in response to the first social distance, determining a second trust-metric for the third user in response to the second social distance, and prioritizing a first communication from the first user over a second communication from the third user, in response to the first trust-metric and the second trust-metric." The patent application was filed on Oct. 27, 2010 (12/913,197). 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=8,375,097&OS=8,375,097&RS=8,375,097 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Methods and Systems of Content Mobilization, Mobile Search, and Video Editing Through a Web Interface ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Robert Salinas, Palm Springs, Calif., has developed a patent (8,375,019) for "methods and systems of content mobilization, mobile search, and video editing through a web interface." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention relates to computer implemented methods and systems for content mobilization, and in particular, methods and systems for mobilization of video, music, photos and other media, including processes for application in mobile search, mobile messaging, mobile editing of media, and combinations thereof. Upon a user of a mobile device selecting a web content item corresponding to a media file, the media file is dynamically transcoded based on the mobile device to receive the media and sent to the mobile device." The patent application was filed on Nov. 3, 2011 (13/288,039). 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=8,375,019&OS=8,375,019&RS=8,375,019 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Uniloc Luxembourg Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Uniloc Luxembourg, Luxembourg, has been assigned a patent (8,374,968) developed by Craig S. Etchegoyen, Irvine, Calif., for a "license auditing for distributed applications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The provided software application includes a module that determines a machine fingerprint of a client device at an appropriate time, such as during initial software load on the client. The fingerprint may comprise various machine-determinable measures of system configuration for the client. Each application copy may be associated with a serial number. A license host may collect serial number, fingerprint and/or IP address information from clients on which the application is installed. The host may generate a map of application installations, including geographic locations of installations and number of unique serial numbers per client in specified regions." The patent application was filed on Feb. 20, 2009 (12/390,273). 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=8,374,968&OS=8,374,968&RS=8,374,968 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventors Develop Patent for Augmenting Passive Optical Networks ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Alexander I. Soto, San Diego, and Walter G. Soto, San Diego, have developed a patent (8,374,508) for "augmenting passive optical networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Passive optical networks have optical budget loss limitations that affect the ability of a Service Provider to serve a limited number of clients over a limited range. The deployment of passive optical networks is constrained by potential physical rights of way issues. A method and system for augmenting communication links of a passive optical network are disclosed which utilize radio frequency communication enabling an increase in the number of clients on the network as well as increasing the reach or range of the network while potentially eliminating physical rights of way issues." The patent application was filed on Dec. 24, 2009 (12/646,978). 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=8,374,508&OS=8,374,508&RS=8,374,508 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Canon Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Canon, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,375,139) developed by Eric Riggert, Lake Forest, Calif., and Martin Martinez, Ladera Ranch, Calif., for "network streaming over multiple data communication channels using content feedback information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure is directed to sending a single data stream from a sending endpoint to a receiving endpoint. Both of the endpoints each have multiple data communication channels connecting each endpoint to one or more networks, respectively. Different portions of data packets are sent by the sending endpoint over different ones of the multiple data communication channels. Sender content information is sent by the sending endpoint to the receiving endpoint over one or more of the data communication channels. Feedback information is sent by the receiving endpoint over one or more of the data communication channels and is received by the sending endpoint. The feedback information is gathered for each of data communication channels connected to the receiving endpoint. Receiver content information regarding streaming data gathered at the receiving endpoint is sent by the receiving endpoint over one or more of the data communication channels and is received by the sending endpoint." The patent application was filed on June 28, 2010 (12/825,279). 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=8,375,139&OS=8,375,139&RS=8,375,139 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Flowers Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Linda Flowers, Los Angeles, has been assigned a patent (8,371,312) developed by Linda Flowers, Los Angeles, for "heating apparatus for heat retaining hair clips." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An improved hair styling device with heating elements and heat retaining clips inside the device's housing. The clips present double concave inner faces, and form an enclosed space when in a closed position. A heat retaining element with an elevated heat capacity is incorporated into the clips adjacent the inner surface of the jaws of the clips; and also presents a double concave surface to the inside of the clips when in a closed position. The heating elements are made up of elongated heating rods with multiple heating locations along their length. Each heating location has an enlarged double convex area on the surface of the heating rods. The heating locations are complimentary to the shape of the heat retaining element, and therefore heat the clips quickly and evenly." The patent application was filed on Nov. 7, 2011 (13/290,284). 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=8,371,312&OS=8,371,312&RS=8,371,312 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hitachi Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Hitachi, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,375,111) developed by Toshio Otani, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for HBA migration." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one implementation, a system includes multiple SCSI nodes configured to perform a SCSI target function. Each of the multiple SCSI nodes includes a host bus adaptor configured to connect the SCSI node with a Fiber Channel fabric. The host bus adaptor being assigned a world wide name and a network address. The system further includes a host configured to perform a SCSI initiator function. The world wide name assigned to a source host bus adaptor associated with one SCSI node is relocated to a target host bus adaptor associated with another SCSI node. After that, the network address associated with the source host bus adaptor is relocated to the target host bus adaptor. In one implementation, the system determines whether or not a network address assigned to a source host bus adaptor associated with one of the multiple SCSI nodes is shared with at least one other service. If so, the system determined whether the shared network address can be relocated to a target host bus adaptor associated with another one of the multiple of SCSI nodes. If the latter determination is in affirmative, the world wide name and network address are relocated." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2011 (13/162,766). 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=8,375,111&OS=8,375,111&RS=8,375,111 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Marseille Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Marseille Networks, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,463) developed by Brian J. Anderson, San Jose, Calif., and Emmanuel Hislen, Alameda, Calif., for a "method for partitioning a digital image using two or more defined regions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Method for partitioning a digital image into multiple regions where each of the multiple regions is defined using a portion of the digital image and is specified using a width and a height, in unit of pixel. In addition, neighboring pixels for each of the multiple regions are defined as margins and may contain pixels that are part of the digital image and/or newly generated pixels by using various techniques such as on the fly or using a predetermined data information. Each of the multiple regions is combined with its margin pixels to create a new quadrilateral digital image that is completely processed and/or scaled so that the appropriate portion of the processed quadrilateral digital image can be displayed using an electronic display panel, or monitor, with multiple display regions. The concatenation of the images displayed using each region of the display faithfully reproduce the digital image." The patent application was filed on Jan. 6, 2010 (12/655,769). 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=8,374,463&OS=8,374,463&RS=8,374,463 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Samsung Electronics Assigned Patent for Reusing Style Sheet Assets ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Samsung Electronics, Suwon, South Korea, has been assigned a patent (8,375,296) developed by four co-inventors for "reusing style sheet assets." The co-inventors are Swaroop S. Kalasapur, Santa Clara, Calif., Doreen Cheng, San Jose, Calif., Henry Song, Pleasanton, Calif., and Onur Aciicmez, Santa Clara, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a first embodiment of the present invention, a method is provided comprising: parsing a document, wherein the document contains at least one reference to a style sheet; for each referenced style sheet: determining if a ruleset corresponding to the referenced style sheet is contained in a first local cache; if the ruleset corresponding to the style sheet is contained in the first local cache; if the referenced style sheet is not contained in the first local cache, parsing the referenced style sheet to derive a ruleset; and applying the ruleset(s) to the document to derive a layout for displaying the document." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2010 (12/827,538). 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=8,375,296&OS=8,375,296&RS=8,375,296 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sony Computer Entertainment Assigned Patent for Customization of GUI Layout Based on History of Use ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Sony Computer Entertainment, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,375,295) developed by Gary M. Zalewski, Oakland, Calif., and Charles Nicholson, San Francisco, for a "customization of GUI layout based on history of use." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A hand-held electronic device, method of operation and computer readable medium are disclosed. The device may include a case having one or more major surfaces. A visual display and a touch interface are disposed on at least one of the major surfaces. A processor is operably coupled to the visual display and touch screen. Instructions executable by the processor may be configured to a) present an image on the visual display containing one or more active elements; b) correlate one or more active portions of the touch interface to one or more corresponding active elements in the image on the visual display; and c) adjust a layout of content shown on the display according to a probability of one or more actions that may be taken with the one or more active elements." The patent application was filed on Oct. 7, 2009 (12/574,887). 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=8,375,295&OS=8,375,295&RS=8,375,295 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Trend Micro Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Trend Micro, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,375,450) developed by five co-inventors for a "zero day malware scanner." The co-inventors are Jonathan James Oliver, Victoria, Australia, Cheng-Lin Hou, Cupertino, Calif., Lili Diao, Nanjing, China, YiFun Liang, Milpitas, Calif., and Jennifer Rihn, Mountain View, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A training model for malware detection is developed using common substrings extracted from known malware samples. The probability of each substring occurring within a malware family is determined and a decision tree is constructed using the substrings. An enterprise server receives indications from client machines that a particular file is suspected of being malware. The suspect file is retrieved and the decision tree is walked using the suspect file. A leaf node is reached that identifies a particular common substring, a byte offset within the suspect file at which it is likely that the common substring begins, and a probability distribution that the common substring appears in a number of malware families. A hash value of the common substring is compared (exact or approximate) against the corresponding substring in the suspect file. If positive, a result is returned to the enterprise server indicating the probability that the suspect file is a member of a particular malware family." The patent application was filed on Oct. 5, 2009 (12/573,300). 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=8,375,450&OS=8,375,450&RS=8,375,450 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Rescue Air Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Rescue Air Systems, San Carlos, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,371,295) developed by Anthony J. Turiello, Portola Valley, Calif., for a "breathable air safety system for both emergency and civilian personnel." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and/or system for a breathable air safety system for both emergency and civilian personnel are disclosed. In one embodiment, a safety system includes a supply unit of a structure to facilitate delivery of a breathable air from a source of compressed air to an air distribution system of the structure, a civilian air supply enclosure of the structure to provide a civilian pressure of the breathable air such that the civilian pressure is suitable for direct human consumption through a civilian breathable air apparatus coupled with the civilian air supply enclosure, a firefighter air supply enclosure of the structure to provide a high-pressure of the breathable air such that the high-pressure is suitable to fill the breathable air in a firefighter breathable air apparatus through a RIC/UAC connector of the fill panel and/or a CGA connector." The patent application was filed on July 23, 2008 (12/177,891). 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=8,371,295&OS=8,371,295&RS=8,371,295 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Gift Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Gift Technologies, Harbor City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,371,028) developed by William Brandt Goldsworthy, Torrance, Calif., and George Korzeniowski, Torrance, Calif., for a "method for increasing the current carried between two high voltage conductor support towers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for increasing the current carried between two high voltage conductor support towers is provided. The method includes removing a first high voltage carrying cable mounted between the towers and replacing it with a composite core cable. This replacement of cable may be accomplished with existing cable hanging equipment and without the need for additional tooling." The patent application was filed on May 26, 2010 (12/788,182). 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=8,371,028&OS=8,371,028&RS=8,371,028 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Limit Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Limit, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,370,969) developed by nine co-inventors for a "toilet overflow prevention system and method." The co-inventors are Kevin Bowcutt, Aliso Viejo, Calif., Ahmed Shishegar, Woodland Hills, Calif., Matthew Ibarra, Lakewood, Calif., Daniel L. Corbin, Irvine, Calif., Dennis Repp, Newport Beach, Calif., Robert M. Connell, Villa Park, Calif., Oscar Dufau, San Clemente, Calif., Gregory Blake, Irvine, Calif., and Sam Iravantchi, Fountain Valley, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for preventing overflow of a toilet includes a sensor, a processor and an actuator. The sensor senses a parameter caused by fluid dynamics within the toilet during a flush cycle. The parameter may involve vibration, sound, pressure, fluid flow rate or other detectable characteristics of the toilet. The processor uses information regarding the parameter that is gathered by the sensor to evaluate the condition of the flush cycle to determine if an impeded flush condition exists. In the event of an impeded flush condition, the processor directs the actuator to close a valve, which may be the toilet flapper valve in some embodiments. Also disclosed are methods for preventing toilet overflow, detecting an impeded flush condition and calibrating the system." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2011 (13/117,771). 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=8,370,969&OS=8,370,969&RS=8,370,969 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** NVIDIA International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- NVIDIA International, St. Michael, Barbados, has been assigned a patent (8,375,306) developed by eight co-inventors for a "method for sending an electronic message utilizing connection information and recipient information." The co-inventors are Quinton Y. Zondervan, Boston, Umair A. Khan, Fremont, Calif., Gregory Harman, Cambridge, Mass., Salman Akhtar, Fremont, Calif., Muhammad Raza, Woburn, Mass., Muhammad Atau Ul Haleem Vaince, Lahore, Pakistan, Dmitriy V. Yepishin, Fremont, Calif., and Asad A. Zaidi, Newark, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method comprises displaying a mail server information screen, and receiving connection information via the mail server information screen. Further, the method comprises displaying an address page, and receiving recipient information via the address page. In addition, the method comprises displaying a content page, and receiving content in the content page. Additionally, an electronic mail message having the content is compiled, and the electronic mail message is sent to a recipient utilizing the connection information and recipient information." The patent application was filed on Nov. 21, 2007 (11/943,974). 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=8,375,306&OS=8,375,306&RS=8,375,306 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Seiko Epson Assigned Patent for Content-aware Image and Video Resizing by Anchor Point Sampling and Mapping ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Seiko Epson, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,374,462) developed by Fan Jiang, Evanston, Ill., and Jing Xiao, Cupertino, Calif., for a "content-aware image and video resizing by anchor point sampling and mapping." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Aspects of the present invention include systems and methods for resizing a set of images, which may comprises one or more images, while preserving the important content. In embodiments, the saliency of pixels in the set of images is determined using one or more image features. A small number of pixels, called anchor points, are selected from the set of images by saliency-based sampling. The corresponding positions of these anchor points in the set of target images are obtained using pixel mapping. In embodiments, to prevent mis-ordering of pixel mapping, an iterative approach is used to constrain the mapped pixels to be within the boundaries of the target image/video. In embodiments, based on the mapping of neighboring anchor points, other pixels in the target are inpainted by back-projection and interpolation. The combination of sampling and mapping greatly reduces the computational cost yet leads to a global solution to content-aware image/video resizing." The patent application was filed on May 13, 2009 (12/465,158). 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=8,374,462&OS=8,374,462&RS=8,374,462 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Impulse Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Impulse Devices, Grass Valley, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,370,996) developed by Dario Felipe Gaitan, Nevada City, Calif., Robert Hiller, Grass Valley, Calif., and Lawrence A. Crum, Bellevue, Wash., for "acoustical treatment of polymeric fibers and small particles and apparatus therefor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for treating small elongated fibrous and particles of certain materials, e.g., PTFE materials in a suspension are presented. In some instances, high-intensity ultrasound (or acoustical energy) is applied to a sample of the material, through a fluid coupling medium or suspension, to achieve a material transformation in the sample. In various embodiments, fibrillation of particles of PTFE or similar materials is accomplished, or the formation of extended structures of these materials is caused or enhanced. Also, the ability to separate long fiber samples by ultrasonic or acoustic cavitation action is provided." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2010 (12/797,362). 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=8,370,996&OS=8,370,996&RS=8,370,996 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Robert Bosch Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Robert Bosch, Stuttgart, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,374,389) developed by Liu Ren, Sunnyvale, Calif., Xinyu Huang, Norfolk, Va., and Ruigang Yang, Lexington, Ky., for "iris deblurring method based on global and local iris image statistics." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of identifying a living being includes using a camera to capture a blurred visual image of an iris of the living being. The blurred visual image is digitally unblurred based on a distribution of eye image gradients in an empirically-collected sample of eye images and characteristics of pupil region. The unblurred image is processed to determine an identity of the living being." The patent application was filed on Feb. 6, 2009 (12/367,038). 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=8,374,389&OS=8,374,389&RS=8,374,389 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** NXP Assigned Patent for Integrated Wideband RF Tracking Filter for RF Front End with Parallel Band Switched Tuned Amplifiers ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- NXP, Einhoven, The Netherlands, has been assigned a patent (8,374,566) developed by Weinan Gao, San Diego, and Ray Rosik, San Diego, for an "integrated wideband RF tracking filter for RF front end with parallel band switched tuned amplifiers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wideband RF tracking filter having a set of parallel tuned resonator amplifier stages with a de-Q resistor for each subband is disclosed. The resonant amplifier contains programmable tuned LC tank impedance and an array of parallel voltage to current converters (V2I) for each subband. The de-Q resistor together with the array of V2I converters provides a flat gain over each subband and each of the other subbands covering different frequencies." The patent application was filed on April 4, 2008 (12/098,122). 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=8,374,566&OS=8,374,566&RS=8,374,566 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Maya Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Maya Group, Huntington Beach, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,371,282) developed by four co-inventors for a "soft-projectile launching device." The co-inventors are Keith G. Meggs, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Ronald Brawer, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Michael G. Hoeting, Cincinnati, and Neil Hamilton, Covington, Ky.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device for projecting a soft-projectile made from a super absorbent polymer, the device comprising a holder designed for containing the soft-projectile made from a super absorbent polymer; and a firing mechanism operatively arranged to accelerate the holder from a firing position." The patent application was filed on May 10, 2010 (12/777,134). 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=8,371,282&OS=8,371,282&RS=8,371,282 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Marvell World Trade Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Marvell World Trade, St. Michael, Barbados, has been assigned a patent (8,372,692) developed by Shiann-Ming Liou, Campbell, Calif., and Albert Wu, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "method of stacking flip-chip on wire-bonded chip." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Some of the embodiments of the present disclosure provide apparatuses, systems, and methods for stacking chips. A first chip may be mounted on a substrate, wherein an active surface of the first chip faces away from the substrate, and wherein the first chip includes a plurality of bump pads located on the active surface of the first chip, and a wire may bond a first bump pad of the plurality of bump pads to the substrate. An intermediate layer may be disposed on at least a portion of the active surface of the first chip, and a via within the intermediate layer may extend to a second For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://targetednews.com.

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