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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Nov. 29)

[November 29, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Nov. 29)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,321,182) developed by Jonathan Lenchner, North Salem, N.Y., and Ravi Krishna Kosaraju, Johnston, R.I., for a "system and method for positioning and controlling air conditioning tiles for optimal cooling using Voronoi diagrams." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method is disclosed that utilizes a Voronoi diagram to position and/or control perforated ventilation tiles in rooms of equipment requiring cooling air. The Voronoi sites used for constructing the Voronoi diagram are the air inlets of the equipment, and the Voronoi edges of the computed Voronoi diagram are used as the locations for placing (or controlling) perforated tiles." The patent application was filed on March 3, 2010 (12/716,667). 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=8,321,182&OS=8,321,182&RS=8,321,182 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.



*** Consolidated Edison Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Consolidated Edison, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,320,147) developed by William Alan Homyk, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., for a "portable device for generating two phases from a single electrical phase." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A portable device for generating two electrical phases from a single electrical phase. The portable device includes a watertight housing having a toroidal transformer therein. A terminal block is mounted within the housing and is electrically connected to the toroidal transformer. The portable device is sized to fit on the rear floor of a vehicle and an appropriate weight to be carried by a single person." The patent application was filed on Sept. 14, 2009 (12/559,007). 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=8,320,147&OS=8,320,147&RS=8,320,147 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,320,013) developed by Michael C. Mongeon, Walworth, N.Y., and Mark Sennett Jackson, Rochester, N.Y., for "synchronization of variation within components to reduce perceptible image quality defects." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for synchronizing variations in components or subsystems in an image printing system is provided. The method includes identifying a plurality of image quality defects printed by the image printing system by a controller, said image quality defects each occurring with an associated frequency and each being associated with a component or subsystem of the image printing system; determining a phase difference of the image quality defects by the controller; and adjusting operation of each component or subsystem associated with the image quality defects, such that image quality defects are in phase." The patent application was filed on Aug. 27, 2009 (12/549,129). 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=8,320,013&OS=8,320,013&RS=8,320,013 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Ellman International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Ellman International, Oceanside, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,321,031) developed by Alan G. Ellman, Oceanside, N.Y., and Jon C. Garito, Oceanside, N.Y., for a "radio-frequency treatment of skin tissue with temperature sensing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A radio-frequency electrode and handpiece that is specially configured to provide a reasonably uniform electric field distribution at the skin surface of a patient being treated to improve the skin appearance. Harmful burning is avoided by sensing and displaying skin and electrode temperature. Continuous electrode contact and electrode motion relative to the skin is achieved by providing a rolling cap over a dome-shaped electrode, and by spring biasing the electrode for up and down motion, and by providing side-to side motion of the electrode manually or by motor." The patent application was filed on Feb. 4, 2008 (12/012,447). 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=8,321,031&OS=8,321,031&RS=8,321,031 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** JADAK Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- JADAK, North Syracuse, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,321,055) developed by Mo Chen, Liverpool, N.Y., and Robert Mumford Gowans, Mexico, N.Y., for a "system and method for multiple view machine vision target location." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A machine vision system for controlling the alignment of an arm in a robotic handling system. The machine vision system includes an optical imager aligned to simultaneously capture an image that contains a view of the side of an object, such as a test tube, along with a view of the top of the object provided by a mirror appropriately positioned on the robotic arm. The machine vision system further includes a microcontroller or similar device for interpreting both portions of the image. For example, the microcontroller may be programmed to determine the location of the object in the reflected portion of the image and transpose that information into the location of the object relative to the robotic arm. The microcontroller may also be programmed to decode information positioned on the object by interpreting visual information contained in the other portion of the captured image." The patent application was filed on Nov. 3, 2009 (12/611,783). 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=8,321,055&OS=8,321,055&RS=8,321,055 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Global Digital Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Global Digital Instruments, Fairport, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,320,096) developed by Sean O. Harnett, Penfield, N.Y., for a "soft start clutch controller." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A clutch actuator for an electromechanical clutch having a solenoid actuating coil initially provides power to the solenoid at a high rate by using a high duty cycle pulse with a modulated controller. When the initial engagement of the clutch elements is sensed by a decrease in current, the duty cycle of the pulse width modulator is reduced and thereafter increased in a controlled fashion to accomplish a soft start." The patent application was filed on Oct. 16, 2009 (12/580,929). 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=8,320,096&OS=8,320,096&RS=8,320,096 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Interdigital Technology Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Measuring Channel Quality Using a Smart Antenna in a Wireless Transmit/receive Unit ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Interdigital Technology, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,320,919) developed by Kambiz Casey Zangi, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Janet Stern-Berkowitz, Little Neck, N.Y., for a "method and apparatus for measuring channel quality using a smart antenna in a wireless transmit/receive unit." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for measuring a channel quality in wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs) which are equipped with a subscriber based smart antenna. The WTRUs are equipped with a smart antenna so that the WTRU generates a plurality of directional beams and, optionally, an omni-directional beam. A dwell time is provided in a measurement period to switch a beam from an active beam to a non-active beam. The active beam is one of the plurality of directional beams or, optionally, the omni-directional beam, for communication with one or more serving base station(s). A beam is switched to a non-active beam at the initiation of the dwell time. Signals are received through the switched non-active beam, and samples of the received signals are generated. The samples are stored in a memory. Channel quality is measured using the samples, whereby the dwell time to measure the channel quality is minimized." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2007 (11/903,709). 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=8,320,919&OS=8,320,919&RS=8,320,919 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,320,025) developed by William M. Jackson, Victor, N.Y., and Kenneth A. Parulski, Rochester, N.Y., for "providing multiple payment schedules for storing images and utilizing the stored images." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of selecting images from a plurality of images previously stored by a user in a memory location of a service provider and ordering services to be provided utilizing the images includes establishing a service account for the user with the service provider to permit the user to have access to ordered services, receiving and storing a plurality of images along with a designated date in the memory location, and displaying image designators for at least a subset of the images for viewing by the user. The method also includes the user selecting at least one image to be utilized after viewing the displayed images, and selecting a service, receiving payment for the selected service for the selected image based upon a payment schedule that depends upon the designated date associated with the selected image, and providing the selected service using the selected image." The patent application was filed on Nov. 19, 2008 (12/273,836). 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=8,320,025&OS=8,320,025&RS=8,320,025 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Greatbatch Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Greatbatch, Clarence, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,321,032) developed by Christine A. Frysz, Orchard Park, N.Y., Robert A. Stevenson, Canyon Country, Calif., and Warren S. Dabney, Orchard Park, N.Y., for a "RFID-enabled AIMD programmer system for identifying MRI compatibility of implanted leads." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An RFID tag is associated with an implantable lead, its sensing or therapy delivery electrode, or a patient, for identifying the MRI compatibility of the implantable lead and/or the presence of a bandstop filter and its attendant characteristics. An RFID-enabled AIMD external telemetry programmer transmits an electromagnetic signal to establish a communication link with the RFID tag." The patent application was filed on Aug. 30, 2010 (12/871,201). 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=8,321,032&OS=8,321,032&RS=8,321,032 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Red Hat Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Red Hat, Raleigh, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,321,057) developed by James Brian Maly, New York, for an "infrastructure for adaptive environmental control for equipment in a bounded area." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Integrating information and performance controls for individual devices with environmental controls. Integrating the individual devices with general environmental control enables adaptive environmental control. For equipment housed in a bounded space such as a server room, information about the thermal environment within the bounded space can affect the performance of the equipment. Additionally, information about the performance conditions and/or thermal conditions about a piece of equipment can affect how the environmental control system for the bounded space operates. The equipment exchanges environmental event messages with a control node to affect the performance of the equipment and/or the environmental control system." The patent application was filed on March 12, 2009 (12/402,998). 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=8321057&OS=8321057&RS=8321057 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** InterDigital Patent Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- InterDigital Patent Holdings, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,320,827) developed by Pascal M. Adjakple, Great Neck, N.Y., and Stephen E. Terry, Northport, N.Y., for a "method and apparatus for performing handover with a relay node." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for performing a handover in a network with a relay node (RN) are disclosed. The RN is a node deployed between an eNodeB (eNB) and a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). The RN receives data from one of the eNB and the WTRU and forwards it to the other. The RN receives a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) protocol data unit (PDU) from a serving donor evolved Node-B (DeNB) and transmits it to the WTRU. The RN makes a handover decision based on the measurement report received from the WTRU. After making a handover decision, the RN sends a handover request or a control message to the serving DeNB including a first unsuccessfully transmitted PDCP sequence number (SN). The serving DeNB then discards a PDCP PDU with an SN older than the first unsuccessfully transmitted PDCP SN." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2010 (12/816,002). 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=83,20,827.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,827&RS=PN/83,20,827 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,320,718) developed by Sora Kim, Niskayuna, N.Y., and Faisal Razi Ahmad, Niskayuna, N.Y., for an "optical sensors and methods of making the same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sensor is provided. The sensor includes a substrate, a waveguide having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the waveguide is disposed on the substrate such that at least a portion of the second surface of the waveguide is in physical contact with the substrate, a holder component disposed on at least a portion of the substrate, or the waveguide, or both, wherein the holder component comprises one or more cavities. The sensor further includes at least one microsphere at least partially disposed in a corresponding cavity of the holder component." The patent application was filed on June 7, 2010 (12/795,037). 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=83,20,718.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,718&RS=PN/83,20,718 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** JADAK Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- JADAK Technologies, Liverpool, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,320,702) developed by Brian Paul Ford, Cicero, N.Y., for a "system and method for reducing specular reflection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An imaging unit programmed to reduce specular reflection in a captured image and improve the interpretation of decodable information within the image. The imaging unit is programmed to scan a predetermined region within the image that is susceptible to specular reflection, evaluate the pixel values within the region against a threshold value that is representative of specular reflection, and then replace the pixel value found to represent specular reflection with replacement pixel values that do not corrupt interpretation of the decodable information in the predetermined region. The threshold value and replacement values may be determined on an ad hoc basis and stored in local memory, or calculated for each captured image." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2006 (11/536,248). 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=83,20,702.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,702&RS=PN/83,20,702 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** UTC Fire & Security Americas Corp. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- UTC Fire & Security Americas Corp., Bradenton, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,320,617) developed by four co-inventors for a "system, method and program product for camera-based discovery of social networks." The co-inventors are Nils Oliver Krahnstoever, Schenectady, N.Y., Ser Nam Lim, Niskayuna, N.Y., Ting Yu, Schenectady, N.Y., and Kedar Anil Patwardhan, Niskayuna, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method and program product for camera-based discovery of social networks. The computer implemented method for identifying individuals and associating tracks with individuals in camera-generated images from a face capture camera(s) and a tracking camera(s), wherein the computer implemented method includes: receiving images of an individual from the face capture camera(s) on a computer; receiving images of a track(s) of an individual from the tracking camera(s) on a computer; automatically determining with the computer the track(s) from the images from the tracking camera(s); and associating with the computer the track(s) with the individual(s) and a unique identifier. The present invention has been described in terms of specific embodiment(s), and it is recognized that equivalents, alternatives, and modifications, aside from those expressly stated, are possible and within the scope of the appending claims." The patent application was filed on March 27, 2009 (12/412,486). 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=83,20,617.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,617&RS=PN/83,20,617 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Digital Lobe Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Digital Lobe, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,320,562) developed by Peter M. Hammond, Rochester, N.Y., James F. Munro, Walworth, N.Y., and Steven C. Kapp, Fairport, N.Y., for "methods for creating secret keys based upon one or more shared characteristics and systems thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for generating one or more keys includes obtaining at two or more devices data based on movement of at least one of the devices with the respect to the other device. At least one key is generated based on the obtained data at each of the devices for use in securing communications between the devices. The key at each of the devices is substantially the same." The patent application was filed on April 10, 2007 (11/733,619). 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=8,320,562.PN.&OS=PN/8,320,562&RS=PN/8,320,562 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,320,817) developed by Mark C. Zaretsky, Rochester, N.Y., for a "charge removal from a sheet." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of removing charge from a charged sheet prior to stacking the charged sheet is disclosed. The method includes moving the charged sheet through a set of nipped rollers while a first roller has an AC voltage applied thereto so that a first side of the charged sheet is in contact with the first roller and has its charge substantially dissipated, whereby charge substantially remains on a second side of the charged sheet in contact with a second roller. The method further includes using at least one non-contact charge removal device to remove charge from the second side of the charged sheet, and stacking the discharged sheet." The patent application was filed on Aug. 18, 2010 (12/858,767). 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=83,20,817.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,817&RS=PN/83,20,817 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Lockheed Martin, Gaithersburg, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,320,613) developed by four co-inventors for "detecting and tracking targets in images based on estimated target geometry." The co-inventors are Nils Krahnstoever, Schenectady, N.Y., Peter Tu, Niskayuna, N.Y., Gianfranco Doretto, Albany, N.Y., and Perera Ambalangoda, Clifton Park, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for detecting and tracking targets captured in images, such as people and object targets that are captured in video images from a surveillance network. Targets can be detected by an efficient, geometry-driven approach that determines likely target configuration of the foreground imagery based on estimated geometric information of possible targets. The detected targets can be tracked using a centralized tracking system." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2008 (12/155,438). 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=83,20,613.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,613&RS=PN/83,20,613 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Pass through Inverter ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,320,816) developed by Henry T. Bober, Fairport, N.Y., and James J. Spence, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., for a pass through inverter.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An improved architecture for use in a tightly integrated serial or parallel printer includes an inverter module that comprises a straight pass-through media path, as well as, an invert path. This auxiliary `pass-through` media path of the inverter allows a sheet to enter the inverter `backwards` through the traditional duplex exit path and continue straight out the inverter into the media path of a downstream engine to receive an image thereon." The patent application was filed on Sept. 17, 2008 (12/211,852). 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=83,20,816.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,816&RS=PN/83,20,816 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** IDI Billing Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- IDI Billing Solutions, Victor, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,320,539) developed by five co-inventors for an "advanced payment for telephone services." The co-inventors are Jason M. Ingalsbe, Rochester, N.Y., Stephen G. Kosarko, Victor, N.Y., Kenneth A. Pierce, Holyoke, Mass., Mark R. Rissberger, North Chili, N.Y., and Darren Smith, Victor, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of providing telephone services includes receiving an advanced payment. The advanced payment corresponds to a fixed time interval of telephone service spanning at least one day. The method also includes activating service to a mobile device for the fixed time interval and collecting a plurality of call data." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2008 (12/037,149). 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=83,20,539.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,539&RS=PN/83,20,539 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Goldman Sachs Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Goldman Sachs, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,320,538) developed by Karen M. Daidone, Cos Cob, Conn., and James S. Slusarz, Brooklyn, N.Y., for a "system and method for identifying billing errors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method, apparatus, and computer program code for identifying billing discrepancies includes receiving billing data from a billing entity, the billing data including an assessed fee and call details associated with each of a plurality of calls made by a customer, identifying, based at least in part on the call details received from the billing data, rate information associated with the customer, generating an expected fee for each of the plurality of calls, and comparing, for each of the plurality of calls, the expected fee with the assessed fee to identify discrepancies." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2009 (12/638,869). 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=83,20,538.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,538&RS=PN/83,20,538 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent for Enhanced Fusing of Raised Toner Using Electrography ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,320,784) developed by Thomas N. Tombs, Rochester, N.Y., and Muhammed Aslam, Rochester, N.Y., for an "enhanced fusing of raised toner using electrography." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Printing of information with a distinct tactile feel can be accomplished by electrographic techniques. Such electrographic printing includes electrographic printing of raised images to selected areas of a receiver member using electrographic techniques so that they are fixed according to the properties of the raised print such as according to the mass per unit area or toner height. In one embodiment, by slowing down the process speed of the fuser to allow for a longer dwell so that the large toner particles and/or toner mass needed to make raised image will properly adhere to the print media without artifacts. To keep the energy requirements and the cost of the equipment down a speed switching technique is used that slows the process speed of the fuser so that the raised image is properly fused on a wide range of paper types." The patent application was filed on Sept. 3, 2009 (12/553,284). 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=83,20,784.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,784&RS=PN/83,20,784 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Security First Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Security First, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,320,560) developed by four co-inventors for a "secure data parser method and system." The co-inventors are Rick L. Orsini, Flower Mound, Texas, Mark S. O'Hare, Coto De Caza, Calif., Roger Davenport, Campbell, Texas, and Steven Winick, Woodmere, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A secure data parser is provided that may be integrated into any suitable system for securely storing and communicating data. The secure data parser parses data and then splits the data into multiple portions that are stored or communicated distinctly. Encryption of the original data, the portions of data, or both may be employed for additional security. The secure data parser may be used to protect data in motion by splitting original data into portions of data, that may be communicated using multiple communications paths." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2011 (13/172,682). 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=8,320,560.PN.&OS=PN/8,320,560&RS=PN/8,320,560 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method for Configuring Camera-Equipped Electronic Devices Using an Encoded Mark ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,320,676) developed by Jeffrey E. Bisti, New Paltz, N.Y., and Eli M. Dow, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for a "method for configuring camera-equipped electronic devices using an encoded mark." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wide range of digital devices either have or are provided with imaging devices which are capable of imaging externally provided information in the form of special codes that contain setup and/or configuration information. Processors within these devices, which include cell phones, cameras, PDAs and personal computers, to name just a few, recognize the image and convert it to the desired configuration and/or setup information." The patent application was filed on Jan. 31, 2008 (12/023,371). 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=83,20,676.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,676&RS=PN/83,20,676 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Process and System for Analyzing the Expression of Biomarkers in Cells ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,320,655) developed by five co-inventors for a "process and system for analyzing the expression of biomarkers in cells." The co-inventors are Brion Daryl Sarachan, Schenectady, N.Y., Faisal Ahmed Syud, Clifton Park, N.Y., Michael John Gerdes, Albany, N.Y., Megan Pearl Rothney, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Brian Michael Davis, Albany, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention relates generally to a process of analyzing and visualizing the expression of biomarkers in individual cells wherein the cells are examined to develop patterns of expression by using a grouping algorithm, and a system to perform and display the analysis." The patent application was filed on July 23, 2010 (12/842,155). 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=83,20,655.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,655&RS=PN/83,20,655 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** InterDigital Patent Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- InterDigital Patent Holdings, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,320,327) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for controlling a handover between UTRA R6 cells and R7 cells." The co-inventors are Diana Pani, Montreal, Christopher R. Cave, Verdun, Canada, Stephen E. Terry, Northport, N.Y., and Paul Marinier, Brossard, Canada.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for controlling an optimization of handover procedures between universal terrestrial radio access (UTRA) release 6 (R6) cells and UTRA release 7 (R7) cells are disclosed. When a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is moving between an R6 cell and an R7 cell, or between R7 cells, a handover is initiated from a source Node-B to a target Node-B. In the R7 cell, the enhanced medium access control (MAC) functionality including flexible radio link control (RLC) protocol data unit (PDU) size and high speed MAC (MAC-hs) segmentation and multiplexing of different priority queues are supported. After the handover, a MAC layer and/or an RLC layer are reconfigured or reset based on functionality supported by the target Node-B." The patent application was filed on Feb. 1, 2008 (12/024,539). 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=83,20,327.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,327&RS=PN/83,20,327 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Method and System for Operating an Electron Beam System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,320,521) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and system for operating an electron beam system." The co-inventors are Yun Zou, Clifton Park, N.Y., Carey Shawn Rogers, Brookfield, Wis., Christopher David Unger, Brookfield, Wis., Mark Alan Frontera, Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Sergio Lemaitre, Whitefish Bay, Wis.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for operating an electron beam system is presented. Further, an electron beam system, an X-ray tube and a CT system that implement the presented method are also described. The method includes generating an electron beam in an X-ray tube in an imaging system. Additionally, a current configuration corresponding to a particular view of the imaging system is identified. If the identified current configuration is within a determined range, a duty cycle of the electron beam for the particular view of the imaging system is modulated using pulse width modulation. Further, the modulated electron beam is focused towards a target." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2010 (12/894,781). 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=83,20,521.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,521&RS=PN/83,20,521 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Vidyo Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Vidyo, Hackensack, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,320,450) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for transcoding between scalable and non-scalable video codecs." The co-inventors are Alexandros Eleftheriadis, New York, Danny Hong, New York, Ofer Shapiro, Fair Lawn, N.J., and Thomas Wiegand, Berlin.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are provided for performing transcoding in video communication system that use scalable video coding. The systems and methods can be used to transcode or convert input signals having certain characteristics into desired output signals having different characteristics requirements. The systems and methods are based on compressed domain processing, partial decoding-reencoding, or full decoding-reencoding with side information, depending on the specific characteristics of the input and desired output signals." The patent application was filed on March 29, 2007 (11/693,694). 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=83,20,450.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,450&RS=PN/83,20,450 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Cold Walled Induction Guide Tube ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,320,427) developed by William T. Carter, Galway, N.Y., Russell S. Miller, Ballston Spa, N.Y., and Howard R. Hart Jr., Schenectady, N.Y., for a "cold walled induction guide tube." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The introduction of spray formed metals into critical applications in the aircraft engine and power generation industries has been hampered by the possibility of erosion of oxide particles from a crucible lining or pouring nozzle in conventional spray forming equipment. These oxide particles may become inclusions that limit low-cycle fatigue life of parts. Use of a cold-walled induction guide (CIG) with an electrical insulation layer between copper CIG elements and the liquid metal offers a means of delivering ceramic-free alloys to a spray system with improved efficiency. CIG design options facilitated by a new oven-brazed fabrication technique resolve induction coil environmental isolation issues, correct thermal strain tolerance problems, facilitate dual frequency induction designs, allow improved electrical coupling efficiency and thermal efficiency, result in improved melt flow initiation, and facilitate disassembly without damage from the solidified melt." The patent application was filed on Dec. 16, 2009 (12/639,553). 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=83,20,427.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,427&RS=PN/83,20,427 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,320,445) developed by James Bankoski, North Greenbush, N.Y., Yaowu Xu, Clifton Park, N.Y., and Paul Wilkins, Cambridge, United Kingdom, for a "system and method for video encoding using constructed reference frame." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed herein is a method for digital video encoding prediction comprising creating a constructed reference frame using an encoder and compressing a series of source video frames using the constructed reference frame to obtain a bitstream including a compressed digital video signal for a subsequent decoding process. The constructed reference frame is omitted from the series of digital video frames during the subsequent viewing process." The patent application was filed on Dec. 5, 2008 (12/329,041). 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=83,20,445.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,445&RS=PN/83,20,445 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Corning Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Corning, Corning, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,320,418) developed by Dmitri Vladislavovich Kuksenkov, Big Flats, N.Y., Shenping Li, Painted Post, N.Y., and Rostislav Vatchev Roussev, Painted Post, N.Y., for "multiple wavelength optical systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Optical systems operable to emit multiple frequency-converted spectral peaks are provided. In one embodiment, an optical system includes an optical source and a wavelength conversion device. The optical source may include a laser configured to emit a pump beam having at least two fundamental spectral peaks. The wavelength conversion device may include a non-linear optical medium configured to phase match the second harmonic generation of each of the at least two fundamental spectral peaks and sum-frequency generation of the at least two fundamental spectral peaks such that an output beam comprising at least three frequency-converted spectral peaks having approximately equal power is emitted from an output facet of the wavelength conversion device when the pump beam of the optical source is incident on an input facet of the wavelength conversion device." The patent application was filed on May 18, 2010 (12/782,205). 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=83,20,418.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,418&RS=PN/83,20,418 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method, Computer Program Product and System for Managing Usage of Marginal Capacity of Computer Resources ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,320,256) developed by Joseph L. Temple III, Hurley, N.Y., for a "method, computer program product and system for managing usage of marginal capacity of computer resources." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Utilization of at least one resource is managed in a computer system by monitoring usage of capacity of the computer resource, including monitoring usage of base capacity of the computer resource and marginal capacity of the computer resource exceeding the base capacity and determining whether usage of the computer resource exceeds a predetermined threshold. The determination may be based on an average usage of multiple computer resources over the predetermined time period. If usage of the computer resource exceeds the predetermined threshold, a charge for the usage of the computer resources is adjusted by an amount based on the usage of the computer resources exceeding the threshold." The patent application was filed on Sept. 13, 2006 (11/531,338). 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=83,20,256.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,256&RS=PN/83,20,256 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Unity Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Unity Semiconductor, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,320,161) developed by four co-inventors for "conductive metal oxide structures in non volatile re writable memory devices." The co-inventors are Lawrence Schloss, Palo Alto, Calif., Julie Casperson Brewer, New York, Wayne Kinney, Emmett, Calif., and Rene Meyer, Atherton, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A memory cell including a memory element comprising an electrolytic insulator in contact with a conductive metal oxide (CMO) is disclosed. The CMO includes a crystalline structure and can comprise a pyrochlore oxide, a conductive binary oxide, a multiple B-site perovskite, and a Ruddlesden-Popper structure. The CMO includes mobile ions that can be transported to/from the electrolytic insulator in response to an electric field of appropriate magnitude and direction generated by a write voltage applied across the electrolytic insulator and CMO. The memory cell can include a non-ohmic device (NOD) that is electrically in series with the memory element. The memory cell can be positioned between a cross-point of conductive array lines in a two-terminal cross-point memory array in a single layer of memory or multiple vertically stacked layers of memory that are fabricated over a substrate that includes active circuitry for data operations on the array layer(s)." The patent application was filed on Oct. 4, 2011 (13/252,932). 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=83,20,161.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,161&RS=PN/83,20,161 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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