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[February 22, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Feb. 22)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Massachusetts.

*** Verizon Corporate Services Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- Verizon Corporate Services Group, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,122,478) developed by Mark G. Prestoy, Westwood, Mass., for a "method and system for interactive multimedia." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A high capacity interactive multimedia system is provided that can deliver large number of concurrent video on demand and high speed data streams in an integrated fashion to a plurality of subscribers located at one or more subscriber sites. A video server module in the system generates a plurality of video on demand streams, which are transported via a high capacity transport system to a plurality of clients located at a subscriber site. A web server in the system stores data, such as web pages, which are also transported via the high capacity transport system to the clients. By accessing the web pages, a plurality of subscribers interact with the system via the clients. The interactive multimedia system controls and monitors in a centralized fashion the hardware and software components of the system, thus assuring the quality of the video and data services provided to the subscribers." The patent application was filed on Oct. 4, 2010 (12/897,190). 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=8,122,478&OS=8,122,478&RS=8,122,478 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Instument Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21 -- General Instument, Horsham, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,122,476) developed by Gary Hughes, Chelmsford, Mass., and Vitaliy M. Slobotskoy, Arlington, Mass., for a "system and method for reducing interlace artifacts during trick mode playback." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for reducing interlace artifacts during trick mode playback of pre-encoded content. The system and method operate a decoder to receive a video signal, configured as frames, with each frame having a plurality of interlaced fields, and to provide a video output in interlaced format or trick mode format. When operating in a normal mode, the decoder provides the video output in the interlaced format. When operating in trick mode, the decoder is instructed to use one of the fields of a frame as a reference field, and outputs a video output frame in the trick mode format where both fields of the video output frame are the same as the reference field. The video signal can be a streaming video or read from a medium." The patent application was filed on July 31, 2008 (12/184,228). 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=8,122,476&OS=8,122,476&RS=8,122,476 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Provisioning Software on a Network of Computers ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,122,446) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for provisioning software on a network of computers." The co-inventors are Matthew P. Moore, Palo Alto, Calif., Jeremy A. Redburn, Somerville, Mass., Frank Schwichtenberg, Natick, Mass., Alyssa A. Wolf, Somerville, Mass., Jeffrey Yasskin, Mountain View, Calif., and Benjamin J. Zeigler, Campbell, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus and method for provisioning software on a network of heterogeneous computers in a network. The provisioner receives a list of packages and deployment scope of the packages, then checks each node for installed applications and records dependency and potential application conflicts. In addition, the provisioner measures a plurality of network and node metrics. Based on the dependency information, conflict information, and metrics, one or more nodes are selected and software is provisioned and/or removed in accordance with the dependency and conflict information." The patent application was filed on Nov. 3, 2005 (11/266,809). 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=8,122,446&OS=8,122,446&RS=8,122,446 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Invensys Sytems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Invensys Sytems, Foxboro, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,122,434) developed by Vladimir Kostadinov, Sharon, Mass., and Keith E. Eldridge, North Easton, Mass., for "methods and apparatus for control configuration control objects associated with a track attribute for selecting configuration information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides improved apparatus for configuring a control system that includes a model that is made up of one or more objects representing one or more devices in the system. The objects have parameters reflecting characteristics of the devices represented by the respective objects. At least one of those parameters is associated with a "track" attribute indicating whether at least selected configuration information transferred from that object to the respective device in the control system is to be logged to a change tracking system. A download service transfers configuration information from objects in the model to devices in the control system. Those downloads can go directly to the respective devices or can go indirectly, e.g., via other devices in the control system (such as controllers, field bus modules, and so forth). Regardless, the download service according to this aspect of the invention generates for logging by the change tracking system indicia of that transferred configuration information. Generation of those indicia is governed, at least in part, by the "track" attribute associated with one or more of the parameters with which the transferred information is associated." The patent application was filed on May 29, 2009 (12/474,885). 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=8,122,434&OS=8,122,434&RS=8,122,434 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** NetApp Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- NetApp, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,122,440) developed by James Lentini, Woburn, Mass., and Thomas Talpey, Stow, Mass., for a "method and apparatus for enumerating external program code dependencies." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method and apparatus for enumerating program code dependencies is provided. According to an embodiment of the invention, a user selects or otherwise indicates a code base to be processed and analyzed for the purpose of enumerating those program code modules required by the code base in order to properly compile and execute the code base. Next, the code base is processed in accordance with instructions designed to mirror those of a compiler for compiling the code base. Accordingly, external program code dependencies are identified using compile time compilation parameters, as well as extensive programming language analysis." The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2007 (11/862,009). 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=8,122,440&OS=8,122,440&RS=8,122,440 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Analog Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Analog Devices, Norwood, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,122,428) developed by Tushneem Dharmagadda, Woburn, Mass., for "methods and apparatus for automation and facilitating design of register maps." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one aspect, a software application for facilitating design of a register specification is provided. The application comprises an interface adapted to receive input from a user indicating information about at least one register in the register specification, the interface generating register information based on the received input, a translator coupled to the interface to receive the register information and adapted to convert the register information to an internal representation, and at least one filter adapted to transform the internal representation into at least one respective output format." The patent application was filed on June 26, 2005 (11/821,847). 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=8,122,428&OS=8,122,428&RS=8,122,428 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Computer Implemented Method and System for Accurate, Efficient and Adaptive Calling Context Profiling ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,122,438) developed by four co-inventors for a "computer implemented method and system for accurate, efficient and adaptive calling context profiling." The co-inventors are Harold Wade Cain III, Hartsdale, N.Y., Jong-Deok Choi, Mount Kisco, N.Y., Mauricio Jose Serrano, Bronx, N.Y., and Xiaotong Zhuang, Quincy, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Computer implemented method, system and computer usable program code for profiling the execution of an application that is both space- and time-efficient and highly accurate. A computer implemented method for profiling the execution of an application includes sampling execution characteristics of the application at a plurality of sampling points to provide samples, and deriving a calling context of the samples. The application is continuously executed between sampling points while additional profiling data is gathered." The patent application was filed on June 18, 2008 (12/141,222). 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=8,122,438&OS=8,122,438&RS=8,122,438 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method for Three-dimensional Variational Capacitance Calculation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,122,419) developed by Ibrahim M. Elfadel, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., and Tarek A. El-Moselhy, Cambridge, Mass., for a "system and method for three-dimensional variational capacitance calculation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Capacitance extraction techniques are provided. In one aspect, a method for analyzing variational coupling capacitance between conductors in an integrated circuit design is provided. The method comprises the following steps. Coupling capacitance is computed between conductors of interest from the design using a set of floating random walk paths. One or more of the conductors are perturbed. Any of the floating random walk paths affected by the perturbation are modified. The coupling capacitance between the conductors of interest is recomputed to include the modified floating random walk paths." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2008 (12/267,598). 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=8122419&OS=8122419&RS=8122419 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Invensys Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Invensys Systems, Foxboro, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,122,161) developed by Johan Ingemar Tegnell, Mansfield, Mass., Benno Doll, Fellbach, Germany, and Miroslav Radomirov Radev, Mansfield, Mass., for "associating and evaluating status information for a primary input parameter value from a profibus device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system are disclosed for managing Profibus device information in a distributed control system. After receiving input parameter data originating from a Profibus device message, the I/O module assembly performs steps for processing, maintaining and providing the input parameter data to a requesting control processor. The processing step includes extracting input parameter values from a received Profibus device message. The extracted input parameters are then deposited in a repository on the I/O module assembly, such that for a primary input parameter, the I/O module assembly stores at least: (1) a measured value, and (2) a status value. Furthermore, the I/O module assembly maintains a reference linking the first status parameter to the first input parameter. The I/O module assembly provides a data status value with the measured value for the first input parameter in accordance with an I/O read operation. The data status value is based on the status value for the first status parameter." The patent application was filed on Nov. 16, 2010 (12/947,492). 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=8,122,161.PN.&OS=PN/8,122,161&RS=PN/8,122,161 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,122,136) developed by six co-inventors for "methods and apparatus for providing security to a computerized device." The co-inventors are Mark Bernier, Holliston, Mass., Dany J. Rochefort, Norfolk, Mass., Victor Volpe, Groton, Mass., Christopher R. Bolinger, Twinsburg, Ohio, Nizar Nassar, North Royalton, Ohio, and Marc Tardif, Franklin, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "When establishing a communications channel to a wireless network, through a wireless connection, a computerized device receives an Internet protocol (IP) address from a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server associated with the wireless network. The computerized device is configured with a table or list of IP addresses associated with wireless networks requiring a VPN or secure connection. The computerized device compares the IP address received from the DHCP server with the IP address entries of the table stored by the computerized device. If the computerized device detects a correspondence between the IP address received from the DHCP server and an IP address entry within the table, the computerized device automatically initiates a secure or VPN connection with the wireless network associated with the DHCP server. The computerized device therefore actively establishes a secure connection with the wireless network, prior to user login and without user intervention, based upon the computerized device being a client of the wireless network." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2002 (10/323,276). 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=8,122,136.PN.&OS=PN/8,122,136&RS=PN/8,122,136 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** FMR Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- FMR, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,121,943) developed by Steve Elterich, Canton, Mass., for a financial account management.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An automated account management system provides a user with the ability to establish rules that dictate how the account management system is to manage the user's accounts. Once the user specifies a set of rules, the system automatically manages multiple accounts across multiple financial institutions in accordance with the user-defined rules. Other features, such as an on-line bill payment system, a money transfer system, and a retirement planning system, may be integrated within the automated account management system to provide the user with even greater control over his or her financial assets." The patent application was filed on Oct. 20, 2008 (12/254,475). 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=8,121,943.PN.&OS=PN/8,121,943&RS=PN/8,121,943 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Information Technology Portfolio Management ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,121,889) developed by eight co-inventors for an "information technology portfolio management." The co-inventors are Luis Casco-Arias, Austin, Texas, William L. Bliss Jr., Wellesley, Mass., Stephen Biondi, Brookfield, Conn., Thomas D. Christopherson, Rochester, Minn., Charles S. Gauthier, Stewartwille, Minn., Katherine A. Imming, Rochester, Minn., Brian L. Peterson, Ridgefield, Conn., and Christopher H. Wicher, Raleigh, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An information technology portfolio is managed using assessments that are based on a set of criteria. Each of the criteria may have one or more attributes, and may be different in priority from one another. The criteria are preferably directed toward evaluating, ensuring, and/or improving acceptance of the products in the portfolio by their target marketplace or market segment. Assessments are performed, using the criteria and attributes, and results of these assessments may be used when making various decisions regarding the products in the portfolio." The patent application was filed on May 16, 2003 (10/439,570). 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=8,121,889.PN.&OS=PN/8,121,889&RS=PN/8,121,889 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** DesignIn Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- DesignIn, Marblehead, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,122,370) developed by Ramsay Hoguet, Marblehead, Mass., for a "visual bookmarks for home and landscape design." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes receiving a request to generate a visual bookmark for a home design product based on a selection of the home design product from a website and extracting information about the home design product from the website. The method also includes categorizing the home design product based on the information and generating the visual bookmark for the home design product, the visual bookmark comprising an image of the home design product and information related to the home design product." The patent application was filed on Nov. 27, 2006 (11/563,549). 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=8,122,370&OS=8,122,370&RS=8,122,370 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Modular, Dynamically Extensible, and Integrated Storage Area Network Management System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,122,114) developed by Suban Krishnamoorthy, Shrewsbury, Mass., Christopher Stroberger, Worcester, Mass., and Steven Peters, Shrewsbury, Mass., for a "modular, dynamically extensible, and integrated storage area network management system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A client-server based Storage Area Network (SAN) management system provides easy to use and uniform multiple user interfaces such as web interface and windows interface to the administrators to manage the SAN consisting of various types of devices. The integrated object-oriented management agent consists of several components such as object manager, UI module, web server, user interface modules, error and status handler and device handler. The agent functionality can be dynamically expanded to handle new device types without stopping the existing agent, installing new agent and restarting it. The management system uses conglomerate methods to automatically discover SAN devices and their topology. The error and status from SAN devices are handled in a hybrid method consisting of distributed, hierarchical and centralized schemes. A simple and easy device independent user interface is provided to download firmware to various types of devices hiding complex device dependent processes from the administrator. The system can manage multiple SANs. It can run on various environments such as an appliance, host, in a cluster, or on a client station. Where reliability is required, it can run on a fault tolerant system as well as multiple copies can be run simultaneously." The patent application was filed on Oct. 6, 2000 (09/684,472). 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=8,122,114.PN.&OS=PN/8,122,114&RS=PN/8,122,114 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** MathWorks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- MathWorks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,122,354) developed by Jay Ryan Torgerson, Hopkington, Mass., for "systems and methods for providing an indicator of detection of input related to an element of a user interface." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are provided for detecting an action providing input associated with an element of a user interface and/or graphical model, and providing an indicator to indicate the action has been detected. The user interface and graphical model may provide one or more elements that may be editable or otherwise changeable by a user or programmatically via executable instructions. The action may provide input that may change a value of the editable element of the user interface or alter an element of the graphical model. Upon detection of the action, the present invention provides an indicator in the user interface or the graphical model in a manner associated with the detected changed element. The indicator may be a visual indicator or may be any other sensory type of indicator, such as a sound, force, or tactile indicator. As such, the indicator provides a prompt to a user that one or more elements of the user interface or graphical model may need to be saved, applied, or any changes canceled." The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2005 (11/067,536). 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=8,122,354&OS=8,122,354&RS=8,122,354 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Verizon Corporate Services Group, Raytheon BBN Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Verizon Corporate Services Group, Basking Ridge, N.J., and Raytheon BBN Technologies, Cambridge, Mass., have been assigned a patent (8,122,242) developed by Brig Barnum Elliott, Arlington, Mass., for a "method and apparatus for controlling the flow of data across a network interface." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention performs "flow control" based on the remaining encryption capacity of an encrypted outbound network interface link of a network routing device, such as a router or switch. As the encrypted link begins to run low on encryption key material, this invention begins to discard datagrams queued for transit across that link, in order to signal distant host computers that they should slow down the rate at which they are sending datagrams. The invention, which is particularly useful in cryptographically protected networks that run the TCP/IP protocol stack, allows fine-grained flow control of individual traffic classes because it can determine, for example, how various classes of data traffic (e.g., voice, video, TCP) should be ordered and transmitted through a network. Thus, the invention can be used to implement sophisticated flow control rules so as to give preferential treatment to certain people, departments or computers." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2008 (12/210,786). 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=81,22,242.PN.&OS=PN/81,22,242&RS=PN/81,22,242 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EMC Assigned Patent for Backup Work Request Processing by Accessing a Work Request of a Data Record Stored in Global Memory ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,122,201) developed by Marik Marshak, Newton, Mass., and Mark J. Halstead, Holliston, Mass., for a "backup work request processing by accessing a work request of a data record stored in global memory." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Communicating work requests from a first storage unit of a storage device to a second storage unit of a storage device include providing a data record that contains information indicative of the work request, directly writing the data record from the first unit to the second unit, and writing the data record to a global memory that is accessible by the first unit and by the second unit. Writing the data record to a global memory may include writing the data record to an array in the global memory, where the array may include a plurality of locations that each have space to store a data record. Communicating work requests may also include generating a random number that is used to index the array to determine a location for storing the data record." The patent application was filed on Sept. 21, 2004 (10/946,148). 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=8122201.PN.&OS=PN/8122201&RS=PN/8122201 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Seagate Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Seagate Technology, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,122,327) developed by Rose Shao, Shrewsbury, Mass., and Ara Patapoutian, Westborough, Mass., for a "symbol-level soft output viterbi algorithm (SOVA) and a simplification on SOVA." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for processing symbols of a block code is presented. A sequence of symbols is received, e.g., from an inter-symbol interference (ISI) channel. A soft value is determined for each symbol using a binary trellis." The patent application was filed on May 22, 2007 (11/751,978). 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=8,122,327&OS=8,122,327&RS=8,122,327 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System for Creating a Reusable List, Saving it in a Clipboard, and Accessing a Current Document Version by Selecting a Hyperlink on the List ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,122,343) developed by Jeffrey N. Eisen, Newton, Mass., for a "system for creating a reusable list, saving it in a clipboard, and accessing a current document version by selecting a hyperlink on the list." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer system that allows a user to select one or more of the documents that are listed in a summary view of documents and creates a list of the selected documents. Advantageously, for each selected document, the list includes document summary data pertaining to the selected document and a hyperlink to the selected document." The patent application was filed on July 25, 2008 (12/179,997). 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=8,122,343&OS=8,122,343&RS=8,122,343 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Enforcing Accessible Content Development ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,122,342) developed by Christopher J. Karle, Wayland, Mass., Corinne M. Ryan, Westford, Mass., and Richard S. Schwerdtfeger, Round Rock, Texas, for an "enforcing accessible content development." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism is provided for enforcing accessible content development. The mechanism enforces accessible content development by accessing a tag library descriptor for each of a plurality of markup tags for web content authoring where the tag library descriptor notes one or more tag sub-elements required for accessibility. The mechanism analyzes each markup tag in a piece of web content by comparing the tag library descriptor accessibility requirements to sub-elements included with each markup tag to determine whether all required accessibility sub-elements are present. The mechanism generates an error message if all required accessibility sub-elements of a markup tag are not present." The patent application was filed on March 28, 2008 (12/058,324). 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=8,122,342&OS=8,122,342&RS=8,122,342 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EMC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,122,209) developed by Mark Halstead, Holliston, Mass., and Marik Marshak, Newton, Mass., for a diskless storage device.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A diskless storage device includes a volatile memory and at least one director, coupled to the volatile memory, that receives data for the diskless storage device and provides the data to the volatile memory. The at least one director provides logical storage device functionality without using non-volatile memory. The logical storage device functionality may include addressing tracks, blocks, and cylinders of logical storage devices of the diskless storage device. The volatile memory may include a plurality of slots and where data is stored in the slots. Data may be stored in unused ones of the slots and/or slots marked for reuse." The patent application was filed on March 27, 2008 (12/079,436). 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=8122209.PN.&OS=PN/8122209&RS=PN/8122209 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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