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[January 31, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Missouri (Jan. 31)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Missouri.

*** Mefeedia Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Mefeedia, Ormond Beach, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,364,671) developed by Frank Sinton, Ormond Beach, Fla., and Paul Pattison, Ballwin, Mo., for a "method and device for ranking video embeds." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Technology described in this application relates to responding to queries for aggregated video and/or audio content that is found embedded in web pages. In particular, this technology relates to ranking of search results and compiling an index against which to search." The patent application was filed on Feb. 22, 2005 (12/710,287). 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=8,364,671&OS=8,364,671&RS=8,364,671 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Brainscope Assigned Patent for Method and Device for Probabilistic Objective Assessment of Brain Function ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Brainscope, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,364,254) developed by Arnaud Jacquin, New York, and Elvir Causevic, Manchester, Mo., for a "method and device for probabilistic objective assessment of brain function." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for providing objective assessment of the brain state of a subject using a field portable device. The method includes placing an electrode set coupled to a handheld base unit on the subject's head, acquiring electrical brain signals from the subject through the electrode set, processing the acquired electrical brain signals using a feature extraction algorithm, classifying the extracted features into brain states, computing brain abnormality indices reflecting the probability of correct classification of brain state, and graphically displaying the classification result and the abnormality indices on the handheld base unit." The patent application was filed on Jan. 28, 2009 (12/361,174). 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=8,364,254&OS=8,364,254&RS=8,364,254 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Invention Science Fund I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Invention Science Fund I, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,364,258) developed by fifteen co-inventors for a "device, method, and system for neural modulation as vaccine adjuvant in a vertebrate subject." The co-inventors are Gregory J. Della Rocca, Columbia, Mo., Joshua L. Dowling, Webster Groves, Mo., Eleanor V. Goodall, Seattle, Roderick A. Hyde, Redmond, Wash., Jordin T. Kare, Seattle, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Livermore, Calif., Eric C. Leuthardt, St. Louis, Stephen L. Malaska, Redmond, Wash., Nathan P. Myhrvold, Bellevue, Wash., Paul Santiago, St. Louis, Todd J. Stewart, St. Louis, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Seattle, Clarence T. Tegreene, Bellevue, Wash., Lowell L. Wood Jr., Bellevue, Wash., and Victoria Y.H. Wood, Livermore, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus for enhancing an immune response in a vertebrate subject is described. The apparatus includes providing at least one energy stimulus configured to modulate one or more nervous system components of the vertebrate subject, and administering one or more immunogen to the vertebrate subject, wherein the at least one energy stimulus and the one or more immunogen are provided in a combination and in a temporal sequence sufficient to enhance an immune response in the vertebrate subject." The patent application was filed on June 14, 2010 (12/802,812). 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=8,364,258&OS=8,364,258&RS=8,364,258 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** CenturyLink Intellectual Property Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- CenturyLink Intellectual Property, Denver, has been assigned a patent (8,363,791) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method for communicating medical alerts." The co-inventors are Shekhar Gupta, Overland Park, Kan., Rich Schermerhorn, Overland Park, Kan., Victoria M. Toner, Sheboygan, Wis., Johnny Hawkins, Kansas City, Mo., and Mike A. Roberts, Overland Park, Kan.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for communication based on a condition of a user. A VoIP telephone is linked with a device for monitoring one or more health metrics of a user. The one or more health metrics of the user are received from the device. A speaker of the VoIP telephone is enabled to make a call in response to determining the one or more health metrics are not within a pre-defined rage. A receiving party is called in response to determining the one or more health metrics are not within a pre-defined range." The patent application was filed on May 12, 2008 (12/119,256). 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=83,63,791.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,791&RS=PN/83,63,791 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cerner Innovation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Cerner Innovation, Lenexa, Kan., has been assigned a patent (8,364,502) developed by Ginger H. Nedblake, Liberty, Mo., Mark A. Hoffman, Lees Summit, Mo., and Kevin M. Power, Kansas City, Mo., for a proactive correction alerts.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Computerized methods and systems for creating and documenting protocol orders in a molecular diagnostic laboratory environment are provided. Utilizing the methods and systems described herein, protocol statements may require values to be entered in association therewith prior to permitting access to subsequent protocol orders. Accordingly, more accurate test runs and, consequently, more accurate test results, may be achieved. Additionally, as values associated with protocol statements are electronically captured, in accordance with embodiments hereof, such values may be searched to evaluate trends or identify protocol orders and/or results that may be affected by a later discovered error or the like." The patent application was filed on July 2, 2009 (12/497,030). 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=8,364,502.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,502&RS=PN/8,364,502 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sprint Spectrum Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Sprint Spectrum, Overland Park, Kan., has been assigned a patent (8,364,192) developed by eight co-inventors for "methods and systems for improving session establishment with wireless communication devices." The co-inventors are Mohammad Ghaus, Ashburn, Va., Pinal Tailor, Falls Church, Va., Hetal Mistry, Herndon, Va., Ashish Bhan, Shawnee, Kan., Jason P. Sigg, Overland Park, Kan., Anthony K. Leung, Kansas City, Mo., Jasinder P. Singh, Olathe, Kan., and Maulik K. Shah, Overland Park, Kan.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for reducing the latency of instant communication session establishment are presented. According to various preferred embodiments, a RAN, may receive a setup request message via a packet-switched network. The RAN may determine, from a quality of service (QOS) indication contained in the setup request message, that the setup request message is requesting establishment of a instant communication session. The RAN may further determine an intended destination wireless communication device (WCD) for the setup request message. Based on the QOS indication and/or a profile indicating the destination WCD's capabilities, the RAN may pre-allocate resources for the instant communication session in parallel to paging the destination WCD. In this way, the latencies associated with these procedures are overlapped, thus reducing the overall latency of instant communication session establishment." The patent application was filed on April 5, 2012 (13/440,548). 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=8,364,192&OS=8,364,192&RS=8,364,192 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Quest Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Quest Software, Aliso Viejo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,364,460) developed by four co-inventors for "systems and methods for analyzing performance of virtual environments." The co-inventors are John Andrew Ostermeyer, Manchester, Mo., James Michael Hofer, OFallon, Mo., Mark Steven Childers, Webster Groves, Mo., and Michael Hugh Condy, Dunoon, United Kingdom.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Intelligent monitoring systems and methods for virtual environments are disclosed that understand various components of a virtual infrastructure and how the components interact to provide improved performance analysis to users. In certain examples, a monitoring system assesses the performance of virtual machine(s) in the context of the overall performance of the physical server(s) and the environment in which the virtual machine(s) are running. For instance, the monitoring system can track performance metrics over a determined period of time to view changes to the allocation of resources to virtual machines and their location(s) on physical platforms. Moreover, monitoring systems can utilize past performance information from separate virtual environments to project a performance impact resulting from the migration of a virtual machine from one physical platform to another." The patent application was filed on May 4, 2012 (13/464,042). 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=8,364,460.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,460&RS=PN/8,364,460 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** CenturyLink Intellectual Property Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- CenturyLink Intellectual Property, Denver, has been assigned a patent (8,364,117) developed by Johnny D. Hawkins, Kansas City, Mo., for a "system and method for updating location information of voice-over-internet protocol based devices for E911 service." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for updating physical address location information of a wireless device for E911 services. The updating may include determining that the current geographical coordinate location of the wireless device has moved beyond a predetermined distance from a last recorded geographical coordinate location. A physical address location associated with the current geographical coordinate location may then be updated. The physical address location may be updated in the wireless device and/or a data repository operating on a data packet network. The physical address location may be communicated to a public safety answering point (PSAP) in response to an emergency 911 call being placed." The patent application was filed on Feb. 21, 2008 (12/070,775). 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=8,364,117&OS=8,364,117&RS=8,364,117 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** CenturyLink Intellectual Property Assigned Patent for Data Message Service Controller and Method for Handling Emergency Text Messaging ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- CenturyLink Intellectual Property, Denver, has been assigned a patent (8,364,113) developed by four co-inventors for a "data message service controller and method for handling emergency text messaging." The co-inventors are Amar Nath Ray, Shawnee, Kan., Carl M. Coppage, Kansas City, Mo., Lynn T. Greene, Olathe, Kan., and Robert J. Morrill, Overland Park, Kan.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for communicating an emergency data message includes receiving a data message and determining whether an emergency abbreviated dialing code was received with the data message. If an emergency data message includes an abbreviated dialing code, an emergency data message short code associated with the abbreviated dialing code may be requested. A cell code identifier in which the wireless communications device is located may be determined, and the data message, emergency data message short code, and cell code identifier may be communicated via a communications network for the data message to be routed to a PSAP handling emergencies in an area in which the wireless communications device is located." The patent application was filed on Oct. 24, 2008 (12/257,574). 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=8,364,113&OS=8,364,113&RS=8,364,113 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sprint Communications Assigned Patent for Projecting Future Communication Loading in a Wireless Communication Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Sprint Communications, Overland Park, Kan., has been assigned a patent (8,364,155) developed by six co-inventors for "projecting future communication loading in a wireless communication network." The co-inventors are Syed U. Ahmed, Overland Park, Kan., Rajeev Aggarwal, Overland Park, Kan., Rickey Jack Haught, Lawrence, Kan., Stephen R. Bales, Lee's Summit, Mo., Feng Xie, Leawood, Kan., and Jorge T. Climaco, Overland Park, Kan.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of operating a computer system to project future communication loading for a wireless communication network that covers a geographic area having population data and a plurality of different land use descriptions is provided herein. The method comprises geographically separating the geographic area into a plurality of geographic bins, allocating historical communication loading to each one of the bins based on the population data and the land use descriptions, geographically allocating the bins to geographic sections of a new configuration for the wireless communication network, and totaling the historical communication loading from the bins in each one of the geographic sections to project the future communication loading for each one of the geographic sections in the new configuration of the wireless communication network. " The patent application was filed on Feb. 13, 2009 (12/370,817). 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=8,364,155&OS=8,364,155&RS=8,364,155 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Boeing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 - Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,364,438) developed by William M. Behan, Saint Peters, Mo., and Tracy L. Bagwill, Wildwood, Mo., for "methods, systems, and formats for data, such as data used in laser projection of fasteners used in manufacturing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method provides data for a laser projection process used in manufacturing involving fasteners. For example, the laser projection process may include projecting a laser image associated with fasteners used to assemble objects. Fastener attribute data may be extracted from an engineer's design data and processed to generate a laser projection output file. This output file may include geometric data used to project a laser image associated with the fasteners. For example, this image may be an outline indicating the location, shape, and orientation of a fastener. The output file may also include non-geometric data associated with attributes of the objects to be assembled. Both the geometric and the non-geometric data can then be displayed in a user interface, such as a display screen of a laser projector control device, in addition to the display of the laser image in three-dimensional space." The patent application was filed on Sept. 12, 2011 (13/230,230). 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=8,364,438.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,438&RS=PN/8,364,438 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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