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[January 10, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Colorado (Jan. 10)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Colorado.

*** Xilinx Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Xilinx, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,229) developed by Haibing Ma, Superior, Colo., Chi Bun Chan, San Jose, Calif., and Jingzhao Ou, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a "reloadable just-in-time compilation simulation engine for high level modeling systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method of creating a simulation engine for simulating a circuit design can include receiving a source code contribution from a high level modeling system and receiving a simulation model specified in an interpretive language that specifies the circuit design. The source code contribution can be compiled together with the simulation model using a Just-In-Time compiler. A simulation engine, specified in native machine code, can be output as a single, integrated software component formed from the source code contribution and the simulation model." The patent application was filed on Jan. 26, 2009 (12/359,409). 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=8,352,229&OS=8,352,229&RS=8,352,229 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Collecting Data Regarding Network Service Operation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,352,588) developed by Blaine R. Southam, Windsor, Colo., for "systems and methods for collecting data regarding network service operation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are systems and methods for collecting data regarding network service operation. In one embodiment, a system and a method pertain to intercepting a message directed to a network service, storing information about the message, and transmitting the message to a destination network service. " The patent application was filed on July 9, 2003 (10/617,002). 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=8,352,588&OS=8,352,588&RS=8,352,588 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** ExxonMobil Upstream Research Assigned Patent for Method for Performing Constrained Polarization Filtering ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- ExxonMobil Upstream Research, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,352,192) developed by four co-inventors for a "method for performing constrained polarization filtering." The co-inventors are Mamadou S. Diallo, Houston, Marvin L. Johnson, Chromo, Colo., Warren S. Ross, Houston, and Christine E. Krohn, Houston.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An exemplary method for filtering multi-component seismic data is provided. One or more characteristics of the seismic data corresponding to a relative manifestation of surface wave noise on the different components, such as polarization attributes, are identified. A time-frequency boundary in the seismic data is also identified in the time-frequency transform domain, the time-frequency boundary delineating portions of the seismic data estimated to contain surface wave noise (302). Finally, filtered seismic data are created (306) by removing portions of the seismic data that correspond to the identified characteristics of surface waves and that are within the time-frequency boundary (303)." The patent application was filed on Feb. 18, 2009 (12/865,533). 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=8,352,192&OS=8,352,192&RS=8,352,192 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and System for Workload Balancing to Assist in Power Grid Load Management ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,092) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and system for workload balancing to assist in power grid load management." The co-inventors are Gregory Jensen Boss, Saginaw, Mich., Rick Allen Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., Julianne Frances Haugh, Austin, Texas, and Anne R. Sand, Peyton, Colo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for workload balancing to assist in power grid load management. The method includes receiving a request to perform a task at a site powered by connection to an AC power grid, the task comprising either data processing or manufacturing an article; measuring an AC frequency of the AC power grid to obtain a current AC frequency; and performing or not performing the task at the site based on the current AC frequency." The patent application was filed on Nov. 17, 2009 (12/619,746). 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=8,352,092&OS=8,352,092&RS=8,352,092 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Light Refracture Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Light Refracture, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,352,584) developed by Jeffrey B. Franklin, Louisville, Colo., for a "system for hosting customized computing clusters." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer system for hosting computing clusters for clients. The system includes clusters each including a set of computing resources and each implemented in custom or differing configurations. Each of the configurations provides a customized computing environment for performing particular client tasks. The configurations may differ due to configuration of the processing nodes, the data storage, or the private cluster network or its connections. The system includes a monitoring system that monitors the clusters for operational problems on a cluster level and also on a per-node basis such as with monitors provided for each node. The system controls client access to the clusters via a public communications by only allowing clients to access their assigned cluster or the cluster configured per their specifications and performing their computing task. Gateway mechanisms isolate each cluster such that communications within a cluster or on a private cluster communications network are maintained separate." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2010 (12/894,664). 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=8,352,584&OS=8,352,584&RS=8,352,584 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Entity Name Matching ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,352,496) developed by Carolyn Johnston, Lafayette, Colo., for an entity name matching.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for matching entity names. A matching analysis is performed between a first entity name (e.g., business entity name) and a second entity name. The matching analysis comprises comparing a first entity category descriptor that has been amended into the first entity name with a second entity category descriptor that has been amended into the second entity name. If a match is identified in the category descriptors, the first and second entity names may comprise the same entity." The patent application was filed on Oct. 26, 2010 (12/911,884). 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=8,352,496&OS=8,352,496&RS=8,352,496 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Activity Monitoring Systems and Methods ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,211) developed by Curtis A. Vock, Boulder, Colo., Peter Flentov, Carlisle, Mass., and Dennis M. Darcy, Dracut, Mass., for "activity monitoring systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An activity monitor, comprises housing for attachment to a person; at least one accelerometer disposed within the housing; and a processor disposed within the housing, for processing signals from the accelerometer to assess activity of the person. A method assesses activity of a person, including: sensing acceleration at a first location on the person; processing the acceleration, over time, to assess activity of the person; and wirelessly communicating information indicative of the activity to a second location." The patent application was filed on Sept. 13, 2011 (13/231,624). 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=8,352,211&OS=8,352,211&RS=8,352,211 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Distribution of Cooling Resources Using Hierarchically Identified Cooling Microgrids ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,352,085) developed by seven co-inventors for a "distribution of cooling resources using hierarchically identified cooling microgrids." The co-inventors are Manish Marwah, Mountain View, Calif., Ratnesh Kumar Sharma, Fremont, Calif., Amip J. Shah, Santa Clara, Calif., Thomas W. Christian, Fort Collins, Colo., Cullen E. Bash, Los Gatos, Calif., Zhikui Wang, Fremont, Calif., and Chandrakant Patel, Fremont, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a method for distributing cooling resources to a plurality of locations using a plurality of hierarchically identified cooling microgrids, conditions detected at the plurality of locations are received. Each level of the hierarchically identified cooling microgrids is a plurality of resource actuators configured to vary distribution of the cooling resources. Settings for the plurality of resource actuators in each of the levels in the cooling microgrid hierarchy that substantially maintain conditions at the plurality of locations within predetermined ranges are determined using a processor, while substantially optimizing at least one measure of performance associated with supplying the cooling resources to the plurality of locations." The patent application was filed on April 29, 2010 (12/770,186). 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=8,352,085&OS=8,352,085&RS=8,352,085 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cable Television Laboratories Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Cable Television Laboratories, Louisville, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,351,465) developed by Luis Alberto Campos, Superior, Colo., and Jennifer Andreoli-Fang, Boulder, Colo., for a "system and method of decoupling media access control (MAC) and physical (PHY) operating layers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A layered operating system architecture enables decoupling of a media access control (MAC) layer from a physical (PHY) layer. The decoupled MAC and PHY layer removes responsibility from the MAC layer with respect to understanding network resources, network space and network scheduling and allocation demands when processing data for transport over a network. The MAC layer may instead operate according to an allocation scheduled provided by a convergence layer responsible for understanding the varying conditions and demand attendant to supporting communications over the network." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2010 (12/827,496). 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=83,51,465.PN.&OS=PN/83,51,465&RS=PN/83,51,465 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,351,584) developed by eight co-inventors for a "least cost call routing." The co-inventors are Scott A. Booth, Flower Mound, Texas, Curtis E. Allen, Colorado Springs, Colo., Courtney Cepak, Lewisville, Texas, Daniel Emile Du Toit, Dallas, Melinda Brooke Vanderoef, Monument, Colo., Peter Shotwell, Plano, Texas, Lulia Barakat, McKinney, Texas, and Bob Artman, Allen, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device receives network information, least cost route (LCR) forecast information, network administrator inputs, and looping exceptions, and receives a call, from an originating location, to a terminating location. The device determines a LCR for the call based on the network information, the LCR forecast information, the network administrator inputs, and the looping exceptions. The device generates routing instructions for the determined LCR, and provides the routing instructions to one or more network elements associated with the determined LCR. The call is routed to the terminating location, via the one or more network elements associated with the determined LCR, and based on the routing instructions." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2010 (12/971,524). 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=8,351,584&OS=8,351,584&RS=8,351,584 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Genband US Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Genband US, Frisco, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,351,578) developed by Joseph Marcus Elder, Boulder, Colo., for a "system for installation testing of telephone line terminations." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wiring verification system is disclosed for testing the correct pairing of a plurality of subscriber lines between an existing line termination system and a replacement line termination system to assist in the transfer of the subscriber line terminations from the existing line termination system to the replacement system. The wiring verification system comprising a controller and two testheads, one of which places test calls from the line under test to a designated test line that is terminated by the second testhead. The electrical qualities of the wye splices between lines associated with new line termination system and those of the existing line termination system are analyzed for correctness and possible hazardous conditions. The directory number of the line under test can be verified by decoding the calling line ID. Automated test strategies provide details related to which splices require attention and suggestions for remediation." The patent application was filed on Sept. 2, 2009 (12/552,655). 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=8,351,578&OS=8,351,578&RS=8,351,578 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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