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[February 27, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Feb. 27)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Texas.

*** Enfora Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Enfora, Richardson, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,386,557) developed by Lisa A. Fillebrown, Allen, Texas, Russell D. Kautz, The Colony, Texas, and Kenneth Matthew Glover, Coppell, Texas, for a "method for supporting a personal wireless network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention is a method for processing a packet in a wireless network. The method includes the acts of receiving a data packet having data therein, and associating the data with a software application. In addition, the method processes information in a wireless network by receiving a user input at a wireless client, converting information indicative of the user input into data transferable as at least one data packet, and transmitting the data packet via a wireless protocol. The method may also update a wireless client display by receiving a video packet via a wireless protocol, and changing at least one pixel to implement the display information received in the video packet." The patent application was filed on Feb. 1, 2001 (09/775,042). 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=83,86,557.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,557&RS=PN/83,86,557 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Flexible Connector Framework for Data Feed Generation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,510) developed by Joel A. Farrell, Ashland, Mass., Jimmy M. Hsu, Austin, Texas, and Troy M. Volin, Chapel Hill, N.C., for a "flexible connector framework for data feed generation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data feed engine allows a user to create a data feed without protocol and/or formatting knowledge for the data source. The data feed engine dynamically selects a connector for any one of a variety of different types of data sources. The date feed engine can then build a search command with search parameters and a data source identity based on the automatically selected data source connector. The data feed engine publishes a reference to the generated data feed definition in a catalog of data feeds. A framework that utilizes such functionality allows creation of a mashup to with a combination of data feeds from different types of data sources." The patent application was filed on April 15, 2008 (12/103,390). 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=83,86,510.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,510&RS=PN/83,86,510 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** United Services Automobile Association Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- United Services Automobile Association, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,386,451) developed by Jeffrey W. Gallagher, San Antonio, and Randal L. Schnedler, San Antonio, for a "system and method of managing internet browser navigation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a system and method of managing Internet browser navigation. Software code designed to interact with and control the user's Internet browser is embedded into web pages made available to remote users by a web server. Embedded software code is read by the user's Internet browser upon loading a requested web page. Embedded software code directs the browser to store one or more attributes upon the remote user's computer system. Stored attributes may then be compared to attributes embedded within subsequently requested web pages to determine if the requested web page, or a corrected web page, should be displayed." The patent application was filed on May 17, 2011 (13/109,626). 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=83,86,451.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,451&RS=PN/83,86,451 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,386,552) developed by Ning Chen, Austin, Texas, Jayakrishnan C. Mundarath, Austin, Texas, and Pornchai Pawawongsak, Austin, Texas, for "fourier transform processing and twiddle factor generation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a data processing system, having a twiddle factor unit, a method for performing a mixed-radix discrete Fourier transform (DFT) having a block size, N, and a maximum block size, Nmax, wherein the maximum block size includes a radix that is not a power of 2 is provided. The method includes receiving a delta value at an input of the twiddle factor unit, the delta value representing a ratio of a modified maximum bock size to the block size, wherein the modified maximum block size is a power of 2. The method further includes using the delta value to obtain a step size for generating indices of a look-up table stored within the twiddle factor unit, wherein the look-up table stores real and imaginary components of twiddle factors corresponding to a set of block sizes of the DFT." The patent application was filed on Sept. 17, 2008 (12/211,892). 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=83,86,552.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,552&RS=PN/83,86,552 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** OP40 Holding Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- OP40 Holding, Somers, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,525) developed by Charles P. Pace, Pittsford, Vt., Paolo R. Pizzorni, Arlington, Texas, and Shuang Chen, Somers, N.Y., for a "system and method for bridging assets to network nodes on multi-tiered networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An exemplary method and/or exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a system and method for bridging an asset over a multi-tiered network. Generally, communications can be maintained between executable assets residing on different network nodes by bridging the execution context of the two nodes. In an embodiment, a mapping layer can be generated for assets that have run-time dependencies; the mapping layer uses a distribution system to bridge the execution context of a first environment with that of a second environment. The asset executing in the first environment can access another resource located in the second environment, even though the asset does not have local access to the resource in the second environment. A fault is detected when at least one asset deployed on a local node attempts to access at least one resource on a remote node through an application programming interface. The fault is then handled appropriately." The patent application was filed on July 2, 2010 (12/803,721). 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=83,86,525.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,525&RS=PN/83,86,525 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Expanse Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Expanse Networks, Furlong, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,386,519) developed by Andrew Alexander Kenedy, Sugar Land, Texas, and Charles Anthony Eldering, Furlong, Pa., for a "pangenetic web item recommendation system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Computer based systems, methods, software and databases are presented in which correlations between web item preferences and pangenetic (genetic and epigenetic) attributes of individuals are used for pangenetic based web item recommendation in which a user can request and receive personalized online recommendations of web items that are based on the user's pangenetic makeup. Data masking can be used to maintain privacy of sensitive portions of the pangenetic data." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2008 (12/346,707). 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=83,86,519.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,519&RS=PN/83,86,519 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Providing Increased Quality of Content to a User over Time ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,483) developed by four co-inventors for "providing increased quality of content to a user over time." The co-inventors are John Edward Boyer, Seattle, Peter Alan Coldicott, Austin, Texas, Edward Emile Kelley, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., and Eoin Lane, Littleton, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Increasing quality of content provided to a user is provided. Communities of practice a user is associated with are determined based on login data. A corresponding set of tags is retrieved for each of the communities of practice. All corresponding sets of tags are aggregated to define a role for the user. A personal set of tags associated with the user is retrieved. The personal set of tags is added to the aggregate of all corresponding sets of tags to create a new set of tags. A context of the user in the particular task is recorded. The new set of tags is filtered based on the context to create a sub-set of tags. A defined number of tag aware information sources are queried using the sub-set of tags. Content is received from the defined number of tag aware information sources based on the query. The content is outputted." The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2009 (12/604,204). 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=83,86,483.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,483&RS=PN/83,86,483 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Pocket Soft Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Pocket Soft, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,386,527) developed by Kerry N. Jones, Muncie, Ind., and William F. Wise Jr., Houston, for a "method and system for efficiently sharing array entries in a multiprocessing environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and a system efficiently and effectively share array entries among multiple threads of execution in a multiprocessor computer system. The invention comprises a method and an apparatus for array creation, a method and an apparatus for array entry data retrieval, a method and an apparatus for array entry data release, a method and an apparatus for array entry data modification, a method and an apparatus for array entry data modification release, a method and an apparatus for multiple array entry atomic release-and-renew, a method and an apparatus for array destruction, a method and an apparatus for specification of array entry discard strategy, a method and an apparatus for specification of array entry modification update strategy, and finally a method and an apparatus for specification of user-provided array entry data construction method." The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2010 (12/956,054). 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=83,86,527.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,527&RS=PN/83,86,527 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Prodea Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Prodea Systems, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,386,465) developed by nine co-inventors for a "system and method to manage and distribute media using a predictive media cache." The co-inventors are Amir Ansari, Plano, Texas, George A. Cowgill, Farmersville, Texas, Ramprakash Masina, Wylie, Texas, Jude P. Ramayya, Wylie, Texas, Alvin R. McQuarters, Euless, Texas, Atousa Raissyan, Potomac, Md., Leon E. Nicholls, Plano, Texas, Marshall T. Rose, Sacramento, Calif., and Robert Clavenna, Lucas, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for decreasing the perceived end user latency while interacting with a database. The system comprises the database storing metadata associated with one or more of media, files, data, devices and services, a user interface operable to receive a user generated query selected from a plurality of user generated query options, the plurality of user generated query options representing at least one of a user selectable object displayed by the user interface, and a processor having a predictive module operable to generate at least one background query of the database prior to the user interface receiving the user generated query, the at least one background query correlating to at least one of the user generated query options. The predictive module compares the user generated query to the at least one background query prior to sending the user generated query to the database such that if the user generated query corresponds to the at least one background query the user interface displays a result to the at least one background query." The patent application was filed on July 3, 2008 (12/167,919). 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=83,86,465.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,465&RS=PN/83,86,465 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus to Free up Cache Memory Space with a Pseudo Least Recently Used Scheme ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,386,717) developed by Anindya Banerjee, Pune, India, Niranjan Pendharkar, Pune, India, and Michael Patrick Wahl, Georgetown, Texas, for a "method and apparatus to free up cache memory space with a pseudo least recently used scheme." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism is provided for identifying data that can be removed from a cache memory by determining a memory region of the cache that is less recently accessed than other memory regions in the cache. A tree data structure is used to store a mapping of storage volume data locations to cache data locations. A counter reflecting recency of access to the cache data location is associated with each entry. The counter is incremented, along with counters associated with keys leading to a node including the entry, with each access to the associated cache memory location, while other counters in each affected node are decremented. Advantages of the tree data structure are used to efficiently locate a cache memory location associated with a counter reflecting a less recently accessed state in order to make that cache memory location available for storage of recently accessed data from the storage volume." The patent application was filed on Sept. 8, 2010 (12/877,209). 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=8,386,717&OS=8,386,717&RS=8,386,717 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Integrated Device Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Integrated Device Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,386,758) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method of enabling codec device features." The co-inventors are Victoria B. Mitchell, Austin, Texas, Ryan Paul Harvey, Austin, Texas, Ronald Jay Lisle, Cedar Park, Texas, and Vitaliy I. Kulikov, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computing system includes a codec device, a basic input-output system including both configuration data and feature data for the codec device, and a device driver for the codec device. The basic input-output system configures the codec device based on the configuration data. The device driver reads the feature data from the basic input-output system and enables one or more features of the codec device based on the feature data. In various embodiments, the device driver is WHQL certified and is included in an automated operating system upgrade of the computing system. Because the feature data is in the basic input-output system, the feature data is preserved during the operating system upgrade of the computing system. In some embodiments, the device driver enables one or more features of an application program based on the feature data." The patent application was filed on July 29, 2009 (12/511,985). 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=8,386,758&OS=8,386,758&RS=8,386,758 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Modeling Memory Compression ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,740) developed by Saravanan Devendra, Karnataka, India, David Alan Hepkin, Austin, Texas, and Rajalakshmi SrinivasaRaghavan, Karnataka, India, for "modeling memory compression." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, and computer usable program product for modeling memory compression are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A subset of candidate pages is received. The subset of candidate pages is a subset of a set of candidate pages used in executing a workload in a data processing system. A candidate page is compressible uncompressed data in a memory associated with the data processing system. The subset of candidate pages is compressed in a scratch space. A compressibility of the workload is computed based on the compression of the subset of candidate pages. Page reference information of the subset of candidate pages is received. A memory reference rate of the workload is determined A recommendation is presented about a memory compression model for the workload in the data processing system." The patent application was filed on March 29, 2010 (12/748,921). 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=8,386,740&OS=8,386,740&RS=8,386,740 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,386,761) developed by six co-inventors for a "system for registering and initiating pre-boot environment for enabling partitions." The co-inventors are Shree A. Dandekar, Round Rock, Texas, Alan E. Beelitz, Leander, Texas, Richard C. Lawrence, Pflugerville, Texas, Paul J. Maia, Cedar Park, Texas, Michael K. Padilla, Round Rock, Texas, and Alok Pant, Cedar Park, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for registering and initiating a pre-boot environment for enabling partitions. The method provides a basic input output system (CIOS) with an application program interface (API) that accesses a Logical Clock Address (LCalif. sector number when a boot configuration flag is set, the LCA sector number stores an operating environment manager which then boots the information handling system to an appropriate partition." The patent application was filed on March 26, 2010 (12/732,782). 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=8,386,761&OS=8,386,761&RS=8,386,761 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Completion Arbitration for More than Two Threads Based on Resource Limitations ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,753) developed by four co-inventors for a "completion arbitration for more than two threads based on resource limitations." The co-inventors are Susan E. Eisen, Round Rock, Texas, Dung Q. Nguyen, Austin, Texas, Balaram Sinharoy, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Benjamin W. Stolt, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism is provided for thread completion arbitration. The mechanism comprises executing more than two threads of instructions simultaneously in the processor, selecting a first thread from a first subset of threads, in the more than two threads, for completion of execution within the processor, and selecting a second thread from a second subset of threads, in the more than two threads, for completion of execution within the processor. The mechanism further comprises completing execution of the first and second threads by committing results of the execution of the first and second threads to a storage device associated with the processor. At least one of the first subset of threads or the second subset of threads comprise two or more threads from the more than two threads. The first subset of threads and second subset of threads have different threads from one another." The patent application was filed on April 14, 2009 (12/423,561). 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=8,386,753&OS=8,386,753&RS=8,386,753 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,386,727) developed by Sompong Paul Olarig, Pleasanton, Calif., and Pamela M. Cook, Spring, Texas, for "supporting interleaved read/write operations from/to multiple target devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Bus transactions in a computer network are improved by utilizing a multicast transaction from a single initiator to multiple targets. The multiple targets simultaneously execute the transaction and provide a return transaction to the initiator. The transaction cycle time is reduced as individual request to each target is replace with a single request to a collective target group, addressable by a single base memory address. Interleaved read or write operation is provided to allow the multiple targets of a particular target group to independently execute a portion of the transaction request. Improved bus performance is achieve by utilizing the higher throughput capacity of the system bus providing a higher number of shorter data segments from each target executing its portion of the larger transaction." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2001 (10/039,010). 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=8,386,727&OS=8,386,727&RS=8,386,727 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Structure for Supporting Simultaneous Storage of Trace and Standard Cache Lines ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,712) developed by eight co-inventors for a "structure for supporting simultaneous storage of trace and standard cache lines." The co-inventors are Gordon T. Davis, Chapel Hill, N.C., Richard W. Doing, Raleigh, N.C., John D. Jabusch, Cary, N.C., M.V.V. Anil Krishna, Cary, N.C., Brett Olsson, Cary, N.C., Eric F. Robinson, Raleigh, N.C., Sumedh W. Sathaye, Austin, Texas, and Jeffrey R. Summers, Raleigh, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A design structure embodied in a machine readable storage medium for designing, manufacturing, and/or testing a design for a single unified level one instruction cache in which some lines may contain traces and other lines in the same congruence class may contain blocks of instructions consistent with conventional cache lines is provided. A mechanism is described for indexing into the cache, and selecting the desired line. Control is exercised over which lines are contained within the cache. Provision is made for selection between a trace line and a conventional line when both match during a tag compare step." The patent application was filed on May 7, 2008 (12/116,676). 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=8,386,712&OS=8,386,712&RS=8,386,712 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,386,747) developed by William C. Moyer, Dripping Springs, Texas, and James B. Eifert, Austin, Texas, for a "processor and method for dynamic and selective alteration of address translation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Non-intrusive techniques have been developed to dynamically and selectively alter address translations performed by, or for, a processor. For example, in some embodiments, a memory management unit is configured to map from effective addresses in respective effective (or virtual) address spaces to physical addresses in the memory, wherein the mappings performed by the memory management unit are based on address translation entries of an address translation table. For a subset of less than all processes, entry selection logic selects from amongst plural alternative mappings coded in respective ones of the address translation entries. For at least some effective addresses mapped for a particular process of the subset, selection of a particular address translation entry is based on an externally sourced value. In some embodiments, only a subset of effective addresses mapped for the particular process are subject to dynamic runtime alteration of the address translation entry selection." The patent application was filed on June 11, 2009 (12/483,051). 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=8,386,747&OS=8,386,747&RS=8,386,747 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for SMT/ECO Mode Based on Cache Miss Rate ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,726) developed by five co-inventors for an "SMT/ECO mode based on cache miss rate." The co-inventors are Nathan D. Fontenot, Georgetown, Texas, Ryan P. Grimm, Austin, Texas, Monty C. Poppe, Austin, Texas, Joel H. Schopp, Austin, Texas, and Michael T. Strosaker, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented method for managing an execution mode for a parallel processor is provided. A monitor identifies a first efficiency rate for a first contested resource of the parallel processor operating in a first operating mode. Responsive to identifying the first efficiency rate for the first contested resource, the monitor identifies whether the first efficiency rate for the contested resource of the parallel processor operating in the first operating mode exceeds a threshold. Responsive to identifying that the efficiency rate for the contested resource exceeds the threshold, an operation of the parallel processor is changed to a second operating mode." The patent application was filed on April 27, 2012 (13/458,062). 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=8,386,726&OS=8,386,726&RS=8,386,726 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Type Independent Permission Based Access Control ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,387,111) developed by five co-inventors for a "type independent permission based access control." The co-inventors are Lawrence Koved, Pleasantville, N.Y., Anthony Joseph Nadalin, Austin, Texas, Nataraj Nagaratnam, Morrisville, N.C., Marco Pistoia, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Bruce Arland Rich, Cedar Park, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for type independent permission based access control are provided. The method and apparatus utilize object inheritance to provide a mechanism by which a large group of permissions may be assigned to a codesource without having to explicitly assign each individual permission to the codesource. A base permission, or superclass permission, is defined along with inherited, or subclass, permissions that fall below the base permission in a hierarchy of permissions. Having defined the permissions in such a hierarchy, a developer may assign a base permission to an installed class and thereby assign all of the inherited permissions of the base permission to the installed class. In this way, security providers need not know all the permission types defined in an application. In addition, security providers can seamlessly integrate with many applications without changing their access control and policy store semantics. Moreover, application providers' security enforcement is no dependent on the security provider defined permissions. The method and apparatus do not require any changes to the Java security manager and do not require changes to application code." The patent application was filed on Nov. 1, 2001 (10/002,439). 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=8,387,111&OS=8,387,111&RS=8,387,111 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Dynamic Allocation of a Direct Memory Address Window ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,679) developed by five co-inventors for a "dynamic allocation of a direct memory address window." The co-inventors are Gregory M. Nordstrom, Pine Island, Minn., John T. O'Quin II, Austin, Texas, Travis J. Pizel, Rochester, Minn., Randal C. Swanberg, Round Rock, Texas, and Steven M. Thurber, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method may include determining that a slot coupled to a peripheral component interconnect host bridge is occupied by an input/output adapter. The computer-implemented method may include determining one or more characteristics of the input/output adapter and determining whether the input/output adapter is capable of using additional memory based on the one or more characteristics of the input/output adapter. The computer-implemented method may also include allocating the additional memory for the input/output adapter in response to determining that the input/output adapter is capable of using the additional memory." The patent application was filed on April 12, 2011 (13/084,793). 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=8,386,679&OS=8,386,679&RS=8,386,679 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pivot3 Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Pivot3, Spring, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,386,709) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system for protecting against multiple failures in a raid system." The co-inventors are William C. Galloway, Magnolia, Texas, Ryan A. Callison, Magnolia, Texas, Greg J. Pellegrino, Tomball, Texas, and Choon-Seng Tan, Houston.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of methods of protecting RAID systems from multiple failures and such protected RAID systems are disclosed. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. The distributed RAID applications on each of the data banks coordinate among themselves to distribute and control data flow associated with implementing a level of RAID in conjunction with data stored on the associated storage media of the data banks. Furthermore, one or more levels of RAID may be implemented within one or more of the data banks comprising the distributed RAID system." The patent application was filed on Feb. 2, 2012 (13/364,439). 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=8,386,709&OS=8,386,709&RS=8,386,709 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for On-chip Networks for Flexible Three-dimensional Chip Integration ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,690) developed by Jian Li, Austin, Texas, Steven P. VanderWiel, Rosemount, Minn., and Lixin Zhang, Austin, Texas, for a "on-chip networks for flexible three-dimensional chip integration." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Mechanisms for providing an interconnect layer of a three-dimensional integrated circuit device having multiple independent and cooperative on-chip networks are provided. With regard to an apparatus implementing the interconnect layer, such an apparatus comprises a first integrated circuit layer comprising one or more first functional units and an interconnect layer coupled to the first integrated circuit layer. The first integrated circuit layer and interconnect layer are integrated with one another into a single three-dimensional integrated circuit. The interconnect layer comprises a plurality of independent on-chip communication networks that are independently operable and independently able to be powered on and off, each on-chip communication network comprising a plurality of point-to-point communication links coupled together by a plurality of connection points. The one or more first functional units are coupled to a first independent on-chip communication network of the interconnect layer." The patent application was filed on Nov. 13, 2009 (12/617,859). 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=8,386,690&OS=8,386,690&RS=8,386,690 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,386,688) developed by 10 co-inventors for a "modular integrated circuit with common interface." The co-inventors are Mark N. Fullerton, Austin, Texas, Robert Morris, Mission Viejo, Calif., Lance Flake, Longmont, Colo., Lawrence J. Madar III, San Francisco, Sam Liu, Irvine, Calif., Chaoyang Zhao, Irvine, Calif., Vinay Bhasin, Irvine, Calif., Joyjit Nath, San Francisco, Bhupesh Kharwa, San Romon, Calif., and Claude G. Hayek, Huntington Beach, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A modular integrated circuit includes a hub module that is coupled to a plurality of spoke modules via a plurality of hub interfaces. The plurality of hub interfaces provide a plurality of signal interfaces between the hub module and each of the plurality of spoke modules, wherein each of the plurality of signal interfaces is isolated from each of the other signal interfaces of the plurality of signals interface, and wherein each of the plurality of signal interfaces operates in accordance with a common signaling format." The patent application was filed on April 29, 2010 (12/770,690). 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=8,386,688&OS=8,386,688&RS=8,386,688 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Verzion Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent for Dynamic Pricing for Pay-per-view Events ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Verzion Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,387,081) developed by Syed Zafar Beyabani, Irving, Texas, Yuriy Bolyukh, Trophy Club, Texas, and Aamer Charania, Flower Mound, Texas, for a "dynamic pricing for pay-per-view events." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method performed by one or more devices within a subscription television network that offers pay-per-view programming to viewers includes receiving criteria for triggering dynamic pricing discounts for a pay-per-view event and establishing, based on the received criteria, dynamic prices for the pay-per-view event. The method also includes offering, to the viewers over the subscription television network, the pay-per-view event at one of the established dynamic prices." The patent application was filed on Feb. 11, 2009 (12/369,279). 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=8,387,081&OS=8,387,081&RS=8,387,081 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Speculative Popcount Data Creation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,387,065) developed by Ravi K. Arimilli, Austin, Texas, Ronald N. Kalla, Round Rock, Texas, and Balaram Sinharoy, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for a "speculative popcount data creation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and a data processing system by which population count (popcount) operations are efficiently performed without incurring the latency and loss of critical processing cycles and bandwidth of real time processing. The method comprises: identifying data to be stored to memory for which a popcount may need to be determined; speculatively performing a popcount operation on the data as a background process of the processor while the data is being stored to memory; storing the data to a first memory location; and storing a value of the popcount generated by the popcount operation within a second memory location. The method further comprises: determining a size of data; determining a granular level at which the popcount operation on the data will be performed; and reserving a size of said second memory location that is sufficiently large to hold the value of the popcount." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2009 (12/425,343). 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=8,387,065&OS=8,387,065&RS=8,387,065 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent for Enhanced Voice-rich Input for Interactive Programming ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,387,082) developed by Syed Zafar Beyabani, Irving, Texas, for an "enhanced voice-rich input for interactive programming." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method may provide an interactive video program to a user, receive, by a video client, audio data from a microphone based on the user's interactive speech during the interactive video program, and send, by the video client, the audio data to another device to verify at least one of that the audio data corresponds to the user or that the user completes the interactive video program." The patent application was filed on March 25, 2008 (12/054,761). 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=8,387,082&OS=8,387,082&RS=8,387,082 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent for Methods and Systems for Tailoring an Interactive Game Associated with a Media Content Instance to a User ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,387,085) developed by Japan A. Mehta, Coppell, Texas, and Shahzaib Zafar, Coppell, Texas, for "methods and systems for tailoring an interactive game associated with a media content instance to a user." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An exemplary method includes maintaining a user profile associated with a user of a media content access subsystem, presenting, by the media content access subsystem, a media content instance and an interactive game associated with the media content instance to the user, and tailoring the interactive game to the user in accordance with the user profile. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on Sept. 18, 2009 (12/562,572). 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=8,387,085&OS=8,387,085&RS=8,387,085 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Empire Technology Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Empire Technology Development, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,387,071) developed by Miodrag Potkonjak, Los Angeles, and Farinaz Koushanfar, Houston, for "controlling integrated circuits including remote activation or deactivation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are generally described for transitioning a Finite State Machine (FSM) of an integrated circuit from a first state to a second state or a replicated variant of the second state in lieu of the second state, and out of the replicated variant of the second state, using a robust physically unclonable function (PUF), an event generator and a control block of the IC. In various embodiments, the techniques leverage on manufacturing variability of the IC. In various embodiments, the techniques are employed to control activation or deactivation of the IC. Other embodiments may be disclosed and claimed." The patent application was filed on Aug. 28, 2009 (12/550,132). 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=8,387,071&OS=8,387,071&RS=8,387,071 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent for Virtual Machine Resource Allocation Group Policy Based on Workload Profile, Application Utilization and Resource Utilization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,387,060) developed by Fahd Pirzada, Austin, Texas, and Jeremy M. Ford, Austin, Texas, for a "virtual machine resource allocation group policy based on workload profile, application utilization and resource utilization." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for automatically allocating resources to a virtual machine. Expected workload profile data and application utilization data corresponding to a software application associated with a virtual machine (VM) is collected by an application profiling agent. Resource utilization data corresponding to the utilization of resources associated with the execution of the software application is collected by a system resource monitor. The expected workload profile data, the application utilization data, and the resource utilization data are then processed to determine a virtual machine workload class, which is then used to determine a corresponding VM policy. Data associated with the VM policy then processed to generate VM resource allocation instructions, which are in turn processed to provision the VM." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2009 (12/571,820). 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=8,387,060&OS=8,387,060&RS=8,387,060 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Socialware Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Socialware, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,387,110) developed by Cameron Blair Cooper, Lakeway, Texas, for a "method, system and computer program product for tagging content on uncontrolled web application." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In some embodiments, communications in a private network are programmatically inspected to identify traffic associated with uncontrolled Web applications originating from outside of the private network. Unstructured data, including messages and application content, originating from such uncontrolled Web Applications may be disassembled, analyzed, and categorized into source specific application element types (AETs). A monitoring layer may be injected on a page associated with the uncontrolled Web Application to allow a user to switch between different modes. Activities associated with different modes may be handled differently utilizing AETs. Example modes may include personal, professional, etc. The monitoring layer provides an entity operating a private network with the ability to distinguish different types of user activities associated with accessing uncontrolled Web applications, allowing the entity to isolate those activities and contents that should be monitored and process them according to internal policies and/or business rules." The patent application was filed on May 21, 2010 (12/785,304). 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=8,387,110&OS=8,387,110&RS=8,387,110 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent for Method to Support Dynamic Object Extensions for Common Information Model (CIM) Operation and Maintenance ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,387,069) developed by Jianwen Yin, Round Rock, Texas, and Timothy Abels, Pflugerville, Texas, for "method to support dynamic object extensions for common information model (CIM) operation and maintenance." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An improved system and method is disclosed for making the Common Information Model (CIM), produced by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), more flexible and extensible without requiring changes to it or its existing implementations. MultipleInheritance associations are implemented to define extension abstract classes for managed element information and to create static and dynamic add-in classes, all operable to reference the CIM schema class. Ambiguity is mitigated by not allowing properties of different data types to have the same name in super classes that are used for MultipleInheritance associations. Data integrity is facilitated by merging class properties of the same name and data type through the use of a Min algorithm. Concrete user classes are derived from new abstract classes such that management functionality is enabled for managed element properties. A polymorphic object pointer is implemented using a PolymorphicPointer association to facilitate traversal or the resulting class hierarchies and inheritance trees." The patent application was filed on July 28, 2006 (11/460,778). 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=8,387,069&OS=8,387,069&RS=8,387,069 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent for Managing Device Application Program Interfaces ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,387,077) developed by Brent Getlin, Leander, Texas, Rupen Chanda, San Francisco, and Rob Borcic, Pittsburg, Calif., for "managing device application program interfaces." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method includes identifying one or more application program interfaces from a group of application program interfaces for passing information between a scheduler, which is in communication with a virtual machine executed on a device, and a service provider of the device. The method also includes using the identified one or more application program interfaces to asynchronously pass information between the scheduler and the service provider of the device." The patent application was filed on Oct. 19, 2011 (13/276,408). 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=8,387,077&OS=8,387,077&RS=8,387,077 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method to Dynamically Manage Applications on a Processing System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,387,050) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method to dynamically manage applications on a processing system." The co-inventors are Lydia Mai Do, Research Park Triangle, N.C., Jason Alan Cox, Raleigh, N.C., Kimberly Marie Fernsler, Round Rock, Texas, Michael Lance Karm, Cedar Park, Texas, and Brian Robert Mestan, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system in accordance with the present invention provides an intelligent prediction approach for populating and depopulating multiple applications at the system level across applications. The detection and management of user behavior patterns to anticipate the user's next request is provided. Further the present invention is to account for a situation to relate dynamically to user behavior and where that user behavior changes to adjust so as to more accurately set forth a desired result for a user of the present invention. The present invention in various implementations provides an intelligent prediction scheme for populating and depopulating multiple applications at the system level across a diversity of applications." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2008 (12/132,823). 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=8,387,050&OS=8,387,050&RS=8,387,050 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent for Systems, Methods and Media for Disabling Graphic Processing Units ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,386,672) developed by four co-inventors for "systems, methods and media for disabling graphic processing units." The co-inventors are En-Lin Allen Tsuei, Austin, Texas, Matthew Page, Round Rock, Texas, Orlando Rigueira, Georgetown, Texas, and Nathan Vecera, Lexington, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An information handling system (IHS) provides a method for managing power consumption. The method includes detecting a power-on in the IHS, wherein the IHS comprises a first graphics processing unit (GPU) and at least one additional GPU. The method also includes determining if a normal boot is implemented in the IHS and determining if an instant-on boot occurred if the normal boot is implemented. The at least one additional GPU is disabled if an instant-on boot occurred." The patent application was filed on July 8, 2008 (12/169,626). 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=8,386,672&OS=8,386,672&RS=8,386,672 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** National Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- National Instruments, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,387,002) developed by Christina M. Dellas, Austin, Texas, and Kevin M. Hogan, Austin, Texas, for a "statechart development environment with embedded graphical data flow code editor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment of the invention comprises a system and method enabling a guard condition for a statechart to be defined using graphical data flow code. Another embodiment of the invention comprises a system and method enabling an action for a statechart to be defined using graphical data flow code. The statechart may be created in response to user input, e.g., user input to a statechart development environment that includes a graphical statechart editor. The graphical data flow code that defines the guard condition or the action may be created in response to user input to a graphical data flow code editor. In some embodiments the graphical data flow code editor may be integrated with or embedded in the graphical statechart editor." The patent application was filed on May 15, 2007 (11/748,866). 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=8,387,002&OS=8,387,002&RS=8,387,002 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for System and Method for Transforming PCIe SR-IOV Functions to Appear as Legacy Functions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,386,654) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and method for transforming PCIe SR-IOV functions to appear as legacy functions." The co-inventors are Hubert E. Brinkmann, Spring, Texas, John M. Cagle, Houston, Barry S. Basile, Houston, David L. Matthews, Cypress, Texas, Paul V. Brownall, Houston, and William F. Doss, Tomball, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for transforming a single root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV) function to appear as a legacy function, and a corresponding method includes a switch platform coupled between a legacy host and a SR-IOV-enabled device. The switch platform includes a processor programmed to discern configuration cycles by type and to process the configuration cycles, and one or more local registers that store data related to the configuration cycles." The patent application was filed on March 25, 2008 (12/934,035). 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=8,386,654&OS=8,386,654&RS=8,386,654 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Software License Agreement Amongst Workgroups Using Software Usage Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,392) developed by four co-inventors for "software license agreement amongst workgroups using software usage data." The co-inventors are Kulvir Singh Bhogal, Pflugerville, Texas, Travis M. Grigsby, Austin, Texas, Robert Ross Peterson, Austin, Texas, and Lisa Seacat DeLuca, San Francisco.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A license handling information handling system receives an electronic message from a first computer system utilized by a first user. The first user's message requests a license to a licensed product that has previously been purchased by the organization. The license handling information handling system identifies a second user in the organization that currently has a license to the licensed product, and requests that the second user relinquish the license to the licensed product. The second user indicates that the second user's license will be relinquished for a temporary time period. The licensing handling information handling system sends an electronic message, including the temporary time period, to the first user. In response to the first user accepting the temporary time period, the second user's license to the licensed product is revoked, and the first user is granted a license to the licensed product." The patent application was filed on Feb. 28, 2012 (13/407,738). 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=8,386,392&OS=8,386,392&RS=8,386,392 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for the Provision of Data Processing Services to Multiple Entities ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,386,597) developed by eight co-inventors for "systems and methods for the provision of data processing services to multiple entities." The co-inventors are Mark T. Fulgham, Mountain View, Calif., Wesley D. Stauffer, Bloomfield, Mich., Paul W. Bohlman, Lake Orion, Mich., Charles D. Green, Frisco, Texas, Yea-Yuan B. VanEgeren, Troy, Mich., James M. Ballestro, Allen, Texas, Subhashini Mukundan, Troy, Mich., and Lawrence Angelo, Shelby Township, Mich.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In exemplary embodiments of the present invention, information integration software can be used to gather and transform information from data processing system monitors and present the information in one or more custom screens or views which can enable operations personnel and management personnel to manage and operate a system with a minimum of human resources, fatigue and cost. In exemplary embodiments role-based screens can be specifically prepared for use by individuals performing such roles in an entity or organization. In exemplary embodiments of the present invention custom views can be prepared for production managers, financial managers, human resources managers, etc., using similar techniques." The patent application was filed on Sept. 9, 2005 (11/223,537). 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=8,386,597&OS=8,386,597&RS=8,386,597 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Contextual Data Center Management Utilizing a Virtual Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,930) developed by seven co-inventors for a "contextual data center management utilizing a virtual environment." The co-inventors are Donna N. Dillenberger, Hawthorne, N.Y., Rick A. Hamilton II, Richmond, Va., Neal M. Keller, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Brian M. O'Connell, Research Triangle Park, N.C., Clifford A. Pickover, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Keith R. Walker, Austin, Texas, and Alexander Zlatsin, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Contextual data center management utilizing a virtual environment is described. In one embodiment, there is a data center management tool for managing a physical data center from a representation of the physical data center operating in a virtual universe. The data center management tool includes a data center contextual object component configured to obtain a data center contextual object that describes operational information of the physical data center in the virtual universe. An operational change component is configured to implement at least one operational change to the representation of the physical data center in the virtual universe. The at least one operational change is implemented as a function of the data center contextual object. A management component is configured to manage the physical data center pursuant to a result obtained from implementing the at least one operational change." The patent application was filed on June 5, 2009 (12/478,982). 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=8,386,930.PN.&OS=PN/8,386,930&RS=PN/8,386,930 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Empire Technology Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Empire Technology Development, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,386,403) developed by James H. Stephens, Austin, Texas, for "distributed-type Markov chain Monte Carlo." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Implementations and techniques for distributed-type Markov chain Monte Carlo are generally disclosed." The patent application was filed on March 2, 2010 (12/716,084). 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=8,386,403&OS=8,386,403&RS=8,386,403 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Reconnection to and Migration of Electronic Collaboration Sessions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,609) developed by five co-inventors for a "reconnection to and migration of electronic collaboration sessions." The co-inventors are Vaijayanthimala K. Anand, Austin, Texas, Sandra K. Johnson, Cary, N.C., Linda Jones Scott, Georgetown, Texas, Kimberly DaShawn Simon, Pflugerville, Texas, and Terry G. Thomas Jr., Leander, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention generally relates to electronic collaboration sessions and, more particularly, to systems and methods for providing reconnection to and migration of electronic collaboration sessions. A method for managing a collaboration session includes providing a computer infrastructure structured and arranged to store data regarding a plurality of clients of a collaboration session, and monitor a connection of each of the plurality of clients to a host system. The computer infrastructure is further operable to (i) migrate the plurality of clients to a new host system after determining that a number of the plurality of clients experiencing connection problems with the first host system exceeds a threshold value and/or (ii) present customized summary data to at least one of the plurality of clients after the at least one of the plurality of clients reconnects to the collaboration session after having been disconnected from the collaboration session." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2007 (11/937,981). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/net For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://targetednews.com.

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