TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania (Nov. 7)

[November 07, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania (Nov. 7)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Pennsylvania.

*** JPMorgan Chase Bank Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- JPMorgan Chase Bank, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,306,907) developed by Jayanta Das, Broomall, Pa., for a "system and method for offering risk-based interest rates in a credit instrument." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for communicating an offer to apply for a credit instrument is provided. A processing allows for processing credit history data. A calculating step allows for calculating a first plurality of interest rates based on the credit history data. A determining step allows for determining a second plurality of interest rates based on the first plurality of interest rates, wherein the second plurality of interest rates corresponds to a plurality of credit risk scores. Finally, a communicating step allows for communicating the offer to apply for a credit instrument in an initial communication with an offeree, the offer disclosing the second plurality of interest rates. An apparatus that calculates the interest rates used in the offer is also provided." The patent application was filed on May 30, 2003 (10/448,230). 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=83,06,907.PN.&OS=PN/83,06,907&RS=PN/83,06,907 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,307,076) developed by Michal Louz-On, Philadelphia, for a "content retrieval from sites that use session identifiers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Session identifiers are automatically identified in uniform resource locators (URLs). The session identifiers may be identified using classification techniques based on whether identical sub-strings are identified in multiple URLs downloaded from a web site. The URLs may then have the session identifiers extracted to generate clean versions of the URLs." The patent application was filed on Nov. 3, 2010 (12/938,671). 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=8,307,076&OS=8,307,076&RS=8,307,076 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Porto Vinci Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Porto Vinci, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,307,388) developed by Patrick T. Igoe, Philadelphia, and Leonid Kravets, Philadelphia, for an "automatic adjustment of devices in a home entertainment system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of detecting missing devices in a home entertainment system using a wireless home entertainment hub includes obtaining a registration of at least one device that includes a source device. An instruction is received from a user to present program content from the source device. A set of one or more sink devices missing from the home entertainment system for a presentation of the program content based on an assessment by the wireless home entertainment hub of presentation capabilities of the home entertainment system using the at least one device registered with the wireless home entertainment hub is determined. The set of one or more sink devices is presented to the user." The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2007 (11/930,457). 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=8,307,388&OS=8,307,388&RS=8,307,388 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Interbots Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Interbots, Pittsburgh, has been assigned a patent (8,307,295) developed by Sabrina Haskell, Pittsburgh, David Culyba, Berkeley, Calif., and Shane J.M. Liesegang, Venice, Calif., for a "method for controlling a computer generated or physical character based on visual focus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A user interface allows an operator to control the visual focus of digital, CG characters and/or physical robotic characters. An interface with one or more tiered shapes is overlaid on a video feed of the digital or physical character's surrounding environment. An operator can move the overlaid tiered shapes around the video feed with a standard input device like a mouse, stylus, or joystick to control the visual focus of the digital or physical character." The patent application was filed on Oct. 3, 2007 (11/906,569). 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=8,307,295&OS=8,307,295&RS=8,307,295 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Agere Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Agere Systems, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,307,324) developed by Joseph J. Jamann, Nazareth, Pa., James C. Parker, Zionsville, Pa., and Vishwas M. Rao, Breinigsville, Pa., for a "systematic benchmarking system and method for standardized data creation, analysis and comparison of semiconductor technology node characteristics." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One aspect provides a method of standardized data creation and analysis of semiconductor technology node characteristics. In one embodiment, the method includes: (1) designing representative benchmark circuits for a clock path, a data path and a flip-flop path, (2) establishing at least one standard sensitization and measurement rule for delay and power for the representative benchmark circuits and across corners in the technology nodes, (3) performing a simulation by sweeping through a range of values and at predetermined intervals across the corners, (4) extracting data from the simulation, (5) writing the data to a databank and (6) parsing and interpreting the data to produce at least one report." The patent application was filed on Aug. 18, 2011 (13/212,427). 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=8,307,324&OS=8,307,324&RS=8,307,324 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Sliding Granularity Time Stamping ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,307,344) developed by Gilbert Laurenti, Saint Paul de Vence, France, and Gary A. Cooper, Pittsburgh, for a "sliding granularity time stamping." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a method for tracing data within an integrated circuit, a default time stamp granularity is selected for a sequence of time stamps, wherein each time stamp has a resolution of 2**N. A sequence of trace events is captured and an elapsed time is determined between each time sequential pair of trace events in the sequence of trace events. A time stamp is formed to associate with each trace event of the sequence of trace events, wherein each time stamp has an associated time stamp granularity, wherein the time stamp has the default time stamp granularity if the elapsed time between a current trace event and a sequentially prior trace event is less than 2**N time slots, otherwise the time stamp granularity is slid to a larger value such that the elapsed time can be represented by N bits, whereby a small number N of bits can accurately represent a large range of elapsed times." The patent application was filed on Aug. 29, 2008 (12/201,037). 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=8,307,344&OS=8,307,344&RS=8,307,344 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,307,443) developed by Jiahe Helen Wang, Issaquah, Wash., Jacob R. Lorch, Bellevue, Wash., and Bryan Jeffrey Parno, Pittsburgh, for a "securing anti-virus software with virtualization." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The subject disclosure relates to systems and methods that secure anti-virus software through virtualization. Anti-virus systems can be maintained separate from user applications and operating system through virtualization. The user applications and operating system run in a guest virtual machine while anti-virus systems are isolated in a secure virtual machine. The virtual machines are partially interdependent such that the anti-virus systems can monitor user applications and operating systems while the anti-virus systems remain free from possible malicious attack originating from a user environment. Further, the anti-virus system is secured against zero-day attacks so that detection and recovery may occur post zero-day." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2007 (11/863,870). 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=8,307,443&OS=8,307,443&RS=8,307,443 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Seagate Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Seagate Technology, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,307,267) developed by Raman Venkataramani, Pittsburgh, Alexander Kuznetsov, Pittsburgh, and Ara Patapoutian, Hopkinton, Mass., for a "programmable soft-output Viterbi algorithm system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a particular embodiment, a channel detector is disclosed that includes a programmable look-up table (LUT) to relate user bits to channel bits. The programmable LUT is adapted to be implemented on a state trellis of arbitrary radix. The channel detector further includes a sectional precoder coupled to a channel and having access to the programmable LUT. The sectional precoder is adapted to map channel bits to user bits and vice versa using a programmable LUT." The patent application was filed on March 14, 2008 (12/048,830). 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=8,307,267.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,267&RS=PN/8,307,267 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Comcast Cable Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Comcast Cable Holdings, Philadelphia, has been assigned a patent (8,307,199) developed by seven co-inventors for a configurable access kernel. The co-inventors are Kevin Norman Taylor, Parker, Colo., James Fahrny, Parker, Colo., William Lynn Helms, Longmont, Colo., Azita Miahnahri Manson, Mountain View, Calif., Andrew T. Twigger, Reading, United Kingdom, Nancy Louise Davoust, Louisville, Colo., and Henry Clarence Lilly III, Bristol, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A highly configurable kernel supports a wide variety of content protection systems. The kernel may reside in a host that interacts with a secure processor maintaining content protection clients. After establishing communication with the secure processor, the host receives messages from content protection clients requesting rules for message handling operations to support client operations. This flexible configuration allows for dynamic reconfiguration of host and secure processor operation." The patent application was filed on March 4, 2011 (13/040,353). 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=8,307,199.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,199&RS=PN/8,307,199 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** InterDigital Patent Holdings Assigned Patent for Home Node-B Apparatus and Security Protocols ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- InterDigital Patent Holdings, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,307,205) developed by Inhyok Cha, Yardley, Pa., Yogendra C. Shah, Exton, Pa., and Andreas U. Schmidt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, for a "home node-B apparatus and security protocols." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A Home Node B or Home evolved Node B (HN(e)B) apparatus and methods are disclosed. The HN(e)B includes a Trusted Environment (TrE) and interfaces including unprotected interfaces, cryptographically protected interfaces, and hardware protected interfaces. The H(e)NB includes security/authentication protocols for communication between the H(e)NB and external network elements, including a Security Gateway (SGW)." The patent application was filed on Sept. 21, 2009 (12/563,392). 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=8,307,205.PN.&OS=PN/8,307,205&RS=PN/8,307,205 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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