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[November 21, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Georgia (Nov. 21)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Georgia.

*** NextGen Datacom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- NextGen Datacom, Dawsonville, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,316,030) developed by Frank R. Koperda, Dawsonville, Ga., and Tamara E. Koperda, Dawsonville, Ga., for a "method and system for document classification or search using discrete words." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of operating a computerized document search system where information is matched against a database containing documents in response to user queries includes receiving a query identifying a source document that has information content related to the documents within the database. Important words within the source document are detected automatically, where at least one of the important words has been processed using at least two dictionary functions consisting of Derived Words, Acronym, Word Capitalization, and Hyphenation. An importance value is generated for important words in a processed document using a WordRatio and at least one of a selected set of values. A score is generated for a processed document based partly on the importance value of at least one important word in that document. A document list is created for identifying documents that are related to a source document." The patent application was filed on Nov. 5, 2010 (12/940,923). 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=83,16,030.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,030&RS=PN/83,16,030 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Synchronoss Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Synchronoss Technologies, Bridgewater, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,315,976) developed by six co-inventors for a "data transfer and synchronization system." The co-inventors are David L. Multer, Santa Cruz, Calif., Robert E. Garner, Lawrenceville, Ga., Leighton A. Ridgard, Ellenwood, Ga., Liam J. Stannard, Lawrenceville, Ga., Donald W. Cash, Dunwoody, Ga., and Richard M. Onyon, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data transmission system is disclosed which optimizes transfer and updates of information between systems by providing difference information between the systems. The system transmits data packages having instructions for manipulating user data. The data packages include a header identifying the respective packages, as well as transaction objects for effecting a change to user data on a device having object instructions." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2008 (12/037,609). 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=83,15,976.PN.&OS=PN/83,15,976&RS=PN/83,15,976 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method, Framework, and Program Product for Formatting and Serving Web Content ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,348) developed by six co-inventors for a "method, framework, and program product for formatting and serving web content." The co-inventors are Zhiqiang Liu, Kennesaw, Ga., Jennifer Lai, Garrison, N.Y., Brian J. McDonald, Minneapolis, Laurie Miller, Lyons, Colo., Karen A. Ughetta, Raleigh, N.C., and Yael Ravin, Mount Kisco, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides an approach and corresponding framework that separates data from its formatting/view by generating the dynamic JavaScript (data) as a set (e.g., at least one) of JavaScript (data) objects, without any HTML formatting. Then, a set of JavaScript functions can be created that takes the set of JavaScript objects as a parameter, and outputs all or a subset of this data object in a format determined by this JavaScript function. In general, these formatting functions can be static, rather than dynamic, JavaScript. This approach has the advantage of providing a much greater degree of formatting flexibility, without the need for each new format to establish a connection with the back-end system providing the data." The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2007 (11/835,768). 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=8,316,348&OS=8,316,348&RS=8,316,348 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Axioma Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Axioma, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,315,936) developed by Robert A. Stubbs, Roswell, Ga., and Stefan Hans Schmieta, Marietta, Ga., for "identifying and compensating for model mis-specification in factor risk models." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for more accurately estimating the risk, or active risk, of an investment portfolio when using factor risk models are disclosed. This improved accuracy is achieved by identifying and compensating for the inherent "modeling error" present when risk is represented using a factor risk model. The approach adds one or more factors that depend on the investment portfolio and that explicitly compensate for factors that are unspecified or unattributed in the original factor risk model. These unspecified factors of the original factor risk model lead to modeling error in the original factor risk model. The approach can be used with a variety of different factor risk models, such as, fundamental, statistical and macro risk models, for example, and for a variety of securities, such as equities, international equities, composites, exchange traded funds (ETFs), or the like, currencies, and fixed-income, for example. The risk associated with modeling error in a factor risk model relative to a particular portfolio is identified and quantified. Knowledge of this risk associated with modeling error can be utilized when estimating risk, or active risk, using factor risk models or when constructing optimal portfolios by mean-variance optimization or other portfolio construction strategies and procedures that make use of factor risk models." The patent application was filed on Feb. 24, 2010 (12/711,554). 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=8,315,936&OS=8,315,936&RS=8,315,936 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- AT&T Intellectual Property, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,315,947) developed by Jeffrey A. Aaron, Atlanta, and John P. Ruckart, Atlanta, for a "credit card transaction methods employing wireless terminal location and registered purchasing locations." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A credit card transaction authorization method includes receiving information concerning a prospective remote credit card transaction with a credit card, obtaining location information from a wireless network provider for a wireless terminal that is associated with a cardholder of the credit card for the prospective credit card transaction, and correlating a location of the wireless terminal with a registered purchasing location associated with the user. Authorization information for the prospective credit card transaction may be generated in response to a result of the correlation of the location of the wireless terminal and the registered purchasing location." The patent application was filed on Dec. 19, 2007 (11/960,189). 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=8,315,947&OS=8,315,947&RS=8,315,947 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for System and Method for a Communication Exchange with an Avatar in a Media Communication System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,316,393) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method for a communication exchange with an avatar in a media communication system." The co-inventors are Linda Roberts, Decatur, Ga., Horst Schroeter, New Providence, N.J., E-Lee Chang, Mableton, Ga., Darnell Clayton, Atlanta, and Madhur Khandelwal, Atlanta.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) system having a controller to retrieve a user profile, cause a set-top box (STB) to present an avatar having characteristics that correlate to the user profile, receive from the STB one or more responses of the user, detect from the one or more responses a change in an emotional state of the user, adapt a search for media content according to the user profile and the detected change in the emotional state of the user, adapt a portion of the characteristics of the avatar relating to emotional feedback according to the user profile and the detected change in the emotional state of the user, and cause the STB to present the adapted avatar presenting content from a media content source identified from the adapted search for media content. Other embodiments are disclosed." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2008 (12/243,264). 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=8,316,393&OS=8,316,393&RS=8,316,393 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and System for Selecting a Software Architecture for Implementing Service Integration ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,346) developed by Vishwanath Ganapathy, Marietta, Ga., for a "method and system for selecting a software architecture for implementing service integration." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for selecting a technology to implement a service integration. Functional and non-functional service requirements are received. Technology preference relative weights for a pre-defined set of technologies and requirement relative weights for the requirements are received. Responses are received. The responses are associated with the requirements and with the requirement relative weights in a one-to-one correspondence. The responses are associated with the technology relative weights in a many-to-one correspondence. Each response indicates a characteristic that satisfies a requirement. A technology for implementing the service integration is selected from the pre-defined set of technologies based on the technology preference relative weights and the requirement relative weights." The patent application was filed on Nov. 6, 2007 (11/935,679). 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=8,316,346&OS=8,316,346&RS=8,316,346 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Georgia Tech Research Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- Georgia Tech Research, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,316,249) developed by four co-inventors for a "variable scaling for computing elements." The co-inventors are Krishna V. Palem, Atlanta, Bilge E. Akgul, Istanbul, Turkey, Jason M. George, Acworth, Ga., and Harry Bourne Marr, Atlanta.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various systems, methods, and computing units are provided for variable scaling of computing elements. In one representative embodiment, a method comprises: receiving a plurality of computing resource levels; and providing one of the plurality of computing resource levels to each of a plurality of computing elements, each computing element having an associated output, the provided voltage level based upon associated output significance." The patent application was filed on Feb. 15, 2008 (12/527,211). 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=8,316,249.PN.&OS=PN/8,316,249&RS=PN/8,316,249 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Presenting Media Programs ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,316,303) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for presenting media programs." The co-inventors are Linda Roberts, Decatur, Ga., E-Lee Chang, Mableton, Ga., Ja-Young Sung, Atlanta, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Robert Arthur King, Roswell, Ga.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computing device, including a controller to: transmit a client program having a graphical user interface (GUI) to a media device operating in an interactive television (iTV) network, wherein the client program presents a symbolic overlay that superimposes onto media content received by the media device and enables the media device to associate comments with the media content received at the media device, and wherein the comments are presented by at least one symbol in a temporal vicinity of the media content; and perform a highlighting event when a cursor of an input device is positioned at or near the at least one symbol of the presentation of the symbolic overlay. Other embodiments are disclosed." The patent application was filed on Nov. 10, 2009 (12/615,850). 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=8,316,303.PN.&OS=PN/8,316,303&RS=PN/8,316,303 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Signature Specification for Encrypted Packet Streams ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,316,231) developed by Jeffrey A. Aaron, Atlanta, and Edgar Vaughan Shrum Jr., Smyrna, Ga., for a "signature specification for encrypted packet streams." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for specifying a signature for an encrypted packet stream. One method receives the encrypted stream of packets, and encryption obscures the contents of a packet. A signature for insertion into the stream of packets is specified, and the signature identifies a type of data encrypted within the stream of packets. The signature identifies the contents of the packet despite the encryption obscuring the contents." The patent application was filed on Nov. 10, 2008 (12/268,236). 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=83,16,231.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,231&RS=PN/83,16,231 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Emergency Mobile Device Power Source ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,316,251) developed by Ari Craine, Marietta, Ga., for an "emergency mobile device power source." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In various aspects, a portable electronic device includes electrical components supported by a housing, the electrical components including a user interface coupled to a processor and a storage medium including an emergency power storage module coupled to the processor. The portable apparatus further includes one or more power storage devices configured to provide electrical energy to the electrical components, at least one power storage device operably controlled by the emergency power storage module to provide emergency electrical energy to the electronic components for an emergency communication." The patent application was filed on Feb. 28, 2011 (13/037,327). 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=8,316,251.PN.&OS=PN/8,316,251&RS=PN/8,316,251 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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