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[November 08, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Arizona (Nov. 8)

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

*** Caterpillar Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Caterpillar, Peoria, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,306,726) developed by four co-inventors for a "position monitoring system for a mobile machine." The co-inventors are Aaron Michael Donnelli, Metamora, Ill., Craig Lawrence Koehrsen, East Peoria, Ill., Kenneth L. Stratton, Dunlap, Ill., and Joshua Struble, Sahuarita, Ariz.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system including a mobile machine and a central control station is provided. The mobile machine includes a communication device and a position monitoring system including a receiver configured to receive position data from a positioning satellite and generate a position signal. The position monitoring system also includes an inertial navigation unit including a sensor configured to measure a parameter of the mobile machine and generate a movement signal. The position monitoring system also includes a controller configured to receive the position signal and the movement signal, detect an unavailability of the position signal, calculate a position parameter, determine whether a difference between a first and a second value of a parameter exceeds a predetermined threshold, and generate a warning signal. The central control station is configured to communicate with the controller, receive the position signal and/or the movement signal, and monitor the position of the mobile machine." The patent application was filed on April 28, 2009 (12/453,038). 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=8,306,726&OS=8,306,726&RS=8,306,726 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Raytheon Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Raytheon, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,306,674) developed by Frank C. Lam, Tucson, Ariz., for a "system and method for divert and attitude control in flight vehicles." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method is provided for thruster control in a flight vehicle. The system and method uses a proportional derivative matrix control technique to determine thrust commands in a Divert and Attitude control (DAC) system. The proportional derivative matrix control system is configured to receive pitch, roll and yaw commands as inputs, and generate thrust commands as outputs. The performance of the proportional derivative matrix controller is such that the thrust commands can achieve the desired attitude angles quickly and with reduced fuel consumption. The matrix control system can efficiently control a variety of thrusters, including asymmetric thrusters having different moment arms. The matrix control system is particularly suitable to the control of DAC systems with asymmetric thrusters that are configured for attitude control." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2009 (12/572,138). 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=8,306,674&OS=8,306,674&RS=8,306,674 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Thermosurgery Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Thermosurgery Technologies, Phoenix, has been assigned a patent (8,306,629) developed by Paul C. Mioduski, Tucson, Ariz., Roger W. Cover, Oro Valley, Ariz., and Jerry F. Rosato, Tucson, Ariz., for "hyperthermia treatment systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are disclosed to control the temperature of an RF hyperthermia system with minimum overshoot and to improve safety by, among other things, detecting a defective temperature sensor. Temperature overshoot may be minimized by compensating for the short-term temperature difference between the area being treated and the applicator delivering the RF energy. The RF energy may heat the tissue and then the tissue may transfer heat to the applicator sensor. The system may also adapt to various applicator sizes and shapes by modifying control loop coefficients based on initial probe response." The patent application was filed on Jan. 5, 2009 (12/348,884). 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=8,306,629&OS=8,306,629&RS=8,306,629 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** American Express Travel Related Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- American Express Travel Related Services, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,306,986) developed by Nicholas K. Routson, Phoenix, Mary E. Weissman, Mesa, Ariz., and Ann Shelley Mata, Davie, Fla., for a "method, system, and computer program product for linking customer information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a business where a database tracks customers and manages customer accounts, a method and system correctly link accounts with customers. The method entails reading customer information for a first customer and for a second customer, and then utilizing personal identification information obtained from other sources to determine if the first customer is the same as the second customer. If the first customer and the second customer are the same person, the first customer and the second customer are identified as being the same unique person. Accounts associated with the two customers are identified as belonging to the same unique person. Viewed another way, the method and system of the present invention takes an existing database of personal identification information, and cross-references that database against other sources of personal identification information to identify persons who appear to be separate persons, but who are actually one and the same individual." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2006 (11/529,604). 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=8,306,986&OS=8,306,986&RS=8,306,986 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Minimizing Power Consumption in a Network Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,305,947) developed by Ren Wang, Portland, Ore., and Sanjay Rungta, Phoenix, for a "minimizing power consumption in a network device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A network interface device (NID) may determine whether the received data units of a computer system are to be compressed before transmitting the data units. The NID may determine the compression energy value consumed to compress the first K1 data units and a second transmission energy value to transmit the compressed first K1 data units. The NID may then estimate a first transmission energy value that may be consumed by the NID to transmit uncompressed first K1 data units using the second transmission energy value. The NID may then use the first and second transmission energy value and the compression energy value to determine if the remaining (N-K1) data units of the first data stream should be compressed." The patent application was filed on Feb. 12, 2010 (12/704,773). 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=83,05,947.PN.&OS=PN/83,05,947&RS=PN/83,05,947 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Femto Backhaul Fault Detection and Recovery ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,305,966) developed by Joey Chou, Scottsdale, Ariz., for a "femto backhaul fault detection and recovery." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of methods and apparatus for monitoring a backhaul channel associated with a femto access point (FAP) are disclosed. There is disclosed a method comprising: transmitting, by an FAP over a backhaul channel to a gateway associated with a first network, a plurality of requests, wherein individual requests of the plurality of requests are transmitted periodically and the backhaul channel comprises a second network that is different from the first network; and receiving, by the FAP from the gateway over the backhaul channel, one or more responses indicating an operational state of the backhaul channel, wherein the one or more responses are received in response to a corresponding one or more requests of the plurality of requests. Additional variants and embodiments are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2010 (12/826,632). 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=83,05,966.PN.&OS=PN/83,05,966&RS=PN/83,05,966 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,307,175) developed by four co-inventors for a "data recovery and overwrite independent of operating system." The co-inventors are Hormuzd M. Khosravi, Portland, Ore., Mojtaba Mojy Mirashrafi, Portland, Ore., Duncan Glendinning, Chandler, Ariz., and Gyan Prakash, Beaverton, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems to access data in a computer system independent of an operating environment of the computer system, including to recover data to a remote system, to overwrite data, and to copy data to a hidden partition. A management system may directly access a storage device of the computer system and communicate with the remote system over a data channel that is secure from an operating environment of the computer system. The management system may access the storage device on a block basis, using a device driver associated with a storage device controller, and may include a virtualization engine to access the storage device. The remote system may include logic to request meta-data, to identify disk blocks corresponding to files of interest from the meta-data, and to construct the files of interest from the disk blocks." The patent application was filed on June 26, 2009 (12/492,964). 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=8,307,175.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,175&RS=PN/8,307,175 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Message Communication Techniques ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,307,105) developed by eight co-inventors for a "message communication techniques." The co-inventors are Steven King, Portland, Ore., Ram Huggahalli, Phoenix, Xia Zhu, Hillsboro, Ore., Mazhar Memon, Austin, Texas, Frank Berry, North Plains, Ore., Nitin Bhardwaj, Hillsboro, Ore., Amit Kumar, Hillsboro, Ore., and Theodore Willke II, Tacoma, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A network protocol unit interface is described that uses a message engine to transfer contents of received network protocol units in message segments to a destination message engine. The network protocol unit interface uses a message engine to receive messages whose content is to be transmitted in network protocol units. A message engine transmits message segments to a destination message engine without the message engine transmitter and receiver sharing memory space. In addition, the transmitter message engine can transmit message segments to a receiver message engine by use of a virtual address associated with the receiver message and a queue identifier, as opposed to a memory address." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2011 (13/173,459). 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=8,307,105.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,105&RS=PN/8,307,105 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Language Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Language Technologies, Tucson, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,306,356) developed by five co-inventors for a "system, plug-in, and method for improving text composition by modifying character prominence according to assigned character information measures." The co-inventors are Thomas G. Bever, Tucson, Ariz., Christopher D. Nicholas, Tucson, Ariz., Roeland Hancock, Tucson, Ariz., Keith W. Alcock, Tucson, Ariz., and Steven M. Jandreau, Tucson, Ariz.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented system, plug-in application and method for composing a formatted text input to improve legibility, readability and/or print economy while preserving the format of the text input and satisfying any user selected aesthetic constraints. This is accomplished by reading in blocks of text input having defined characters including letters and punctuation in a given input format. A language unit such as a lexical or sub-lexical unit, a subset of punctuation or another defined unit for a particular language is examined and an information measure (IM) is assigned to each character in the language unit indicating the predictability of that character to differentiate the language unit from other language units. Typically, multiple different IMs are assigned to each character and combined to form a combined IM (CIM). The process is repeated for at least a plurality of language units and typically until all the text input in the block has been analyzed and information measures assigned to all of the characters. An adjustment to a physical feature is determined for each character in the plurality of units to modify the visual prominence of that character according to the values of the assigned information measures and a permitted range of physical variation for the block. The adjustments are applied to each character to compose the text input consistent with the input format." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2008 (12/235,657). 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=8,306,356.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,356&RS=PN/8,306,356 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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