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[January 30, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Georgia (Jan. 30)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Georgia.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,365,250) developed by Michael S. Denny, Sharpsburg, Ga., and Hong Nguyen, Atlanta, for "apparatus, methods, and computer program products for providing portable communication identity services." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus, methods, and computer program products for providing portable communication identity services are provided. A request is received to access a portable communication identity from a communications device. User information is received that is input by a user of the communications device, and the user information is authenticated. Capabilities of the communications device are accessed, and the portable communication identity is transmitted in accordance with the capabilities of the communications device." The patent application was filed on Jan. 4, 2008 (11/969,396). 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=8,365,250&OS=8,365,250&RS=8,365,250 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Methods, Systems and Computer Program Products for Providing Ad Insertion Via a Multimedia Applications Gateway ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,365,215) developed by John A. Hicks III, Roswell, Ga., and Gerald M. Ezrol, Herndon, Va., for "methods, systems and computer program products for providing ad insertion via a multimedia applications gateway." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing advertisement insertion to a user device are disclosed. A method includes providing a multimedia applications gateway (MAG) that is connected to an access gateway for a domain or a multimedia applications gateway that includes an integrated access gateway function, the access gateway in communication with user devices. The method also includes configuring the MAG to convert multimedia program content from a program source received at the access gateway and transmitted from the access gateway to a user device into a first communication having an open standards protocol recognized by each of the user devices, the first communication representing programming content. The method further includes configuring the MAG to convert multimedia advertising content into a second communication having the open standards protocol, the second communication representing advertising content. The method also includes retrieving the second communication from local memory, inserting the second communication within the first communication, and presenting the first and second communications on the device." The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2008 (12/250,139). 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=8,365,215&OS=8,365,215&RS=8,365,215 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Verizon Business Global Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Verizon Business Global, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,364,798) developed by eight co-inventors for a "method and system for providing software integration for a telecommunications services on-line procurement system." The co-inventors are Mark A. Felkey, Colorado Springs, Colo., Tyler J. West, Atlanta, Susan O. Diemer, Reston, Va., Michael E. Marcellin, Ashburn, Va., Diane L. Sabatini, McLean, Va., Elaine S. Mason, Stone Mountain, Ga., David K. Braverman, Alpharetta, Ga., and Patricia A. Boyer, Fairfax Station, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system method for providing software integration for telecommunications offerings online procurement, including a first layer configured to receive at least one of a request and a user action from a web server; and a second layer coupled to the first layer and configured to perform at least one of order management, online ordering and user management functions. At least one of the first layer and the second layer includes software objects extended to support procurement of the telecommunications offerings on-line and custom software objects created to support procuring of the telecommunications offerings on-line." The patent application was filed on Jan. 22, 2002 (10/051,180). 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=83,64,798.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,798&RS=PN/83,64,798 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,364,764) developed by William A. Hartselle, Norcross, Ga., Shannon M. Short, Atlanta, and Vernon Meadows, Lilburn, Ga., for a "method, system, and apparatus for providing self-destructing electronic mail messages." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, and apparatus for providing a self-destructing e-mail messages are described. An e-mail client application provides a user interface through which the sender of an e-mail message can enter the message and a time period for destruction of the message. Once the sender has provided this information, the e-mail client application sends a request to an e-mail server application to transmit the self-destructing e-mail message. The e-mail client application may also receive self-destructing e-mail messages. When a self-destructing e-mail message is received, the destruction date associated with the e-mail message is identified and the message is destroyed at the specified time. The e-mail client application can also limit the number and type of operations that may be performed on a self-destructing e-mail. An e-mail server application is also provided that receives requests from the e-mail client application to transmit self-destructing e-mail messages and perform other functions." The patent application was filed on April 2, 2008 (12/061,008). 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=83,64,764.PN.&OS=PN/83,64,764&RS=PN/83,64,764 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Sand Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Sand Holdings, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,365,018) developed by P. Stuckey McIntosh, Atlanta, David Lamar James, Acworth, Ga., and Li-Quan Tan, Sunnyvale, Calif., for "systems, devices, agents and methods for monitoring and automatic reboot and restoration of computers, local area networks, wireless access points, modems and other hardware." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An embodiment of the invention is a client on a local area network that periodically and automatically evaluates its physical connectivity with the local area network, exercises local-network services such as DHCP, and verifies Internet connectivity and function by pinging one or more numerically specified IP addresses and by pinging one or more IP addresses specified by an FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) known to the assigned DNS servers. An embodiment of the invention may include a plurality of client elements monitoring one or more networks. Functionality according to embodiments of the invention can send notices, automatically initiate action, and otherwise assist in, among other things, remote monitoring and administration of networks, and particularly wireless networks." The patent application was filed on June 18, 2008 (12/214,313). 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=8,365,018.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,018&RS=PN/8,365,018 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,365,074) developed by Mark Wagner, Clyde Hill, Wash., Christopher D. Nesladek, San Francisco, and Jason Parekh, Snellville, Ga., for a "navigation control for an electronic device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for suggesting search queries relevant to a user's context. One of the methods includes providing a navigation control for navigating in a graphical space. A portion of a large-scale graphical space is displayed on a screen of an electronic device and a navigation control is generated and displayed on the screen. The navigation control includes a ring-shaped graphical entity and a knob graphical entity positioned at point on the ring-shaped graphical entity. A zooming user input can be received to the navigation control, and in response, zooming in the graphical space is provided. The zooming user input includes the user selecting the knob graphical entity and tracing a shape of the ring-shaped graphical entity with the knob graphical entity in either a first direction to zoom in or in a second direction to zoom out." The patent application was filed on Feb. 23, 2010 (12/711,170). 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=8,365,074.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,074&RS=PN/8,365,074 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,364,921) developed by Timothy H. Weaver, Alpharetta, Ga., for "methods, systems, and products for recording media." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, devices, and products are disclosed for recording media. An input is received via a user interface to record media. An entry is created in a recording schedule to record the media. The recording schedule is sent to a restoration server, such that the recording schedule is mirrored to the restoration server." The patent application was filed on June 20, 2012 (13/528,310). 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=8,364,921.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,921&RS=PN/8,364,921 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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