TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Colorado (Nov. 16)

[November 16, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Colorado (Nov. 16)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Colorado.

*** Advanced Bionics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Advanced Bionics, Valencia, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,649) developed by Johannes H.M. Frijns, Leiderdorp, The Netherlands, Janusz A. Kuzma, Parker, Colo., and Jeroen Johannes Briaire, Leiderdorp, The Netherlands, for a cochlear lead.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrode array design is provided which is intended for deep insertion into a human cochlea. The distal most portion of the lead can be very thin and flexible and have a wider arc than the remainder of the curved electrode array portion of the lead, which has a more aggressive arc. As a result, the distal most portion of the electrode array can be laterally positioned in a selected cochlear duct, whereas, concurrently, the remaining, more proximal part of the electrode array may be positioned medially (perimodiolar) within the cochlear duct." The patent application was filed on May 26, 2005 (11/138,146). 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=8,311,649&OS=8,311,649&RS=8,311,649 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Western Digital Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Western Digital Technologies, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,775) developed by Douglas M. Boguslawski, Lyons, Colo., and Kameron Kam-Wai Jung, Yorba Linda, Calif., for a "disk drive implementing a read channel optimization process." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A disk drive is disclosed comprising a disk including a plurality of tracks, a head actuated over the disk, and control circuitry. The control circuitry is operable to: write a target track including a plurality of data wedges; determine optimization metrics for the data wedges of the plurality of data wedges as the data wedges are read; store the optimization metrics for the data wedges from the target track; and remove a first portion and a second portion of the optimization metrics such that a remaining portion of the optimization metrics remains. Further, the control circuitry is operable to calculate an average optimization metric value for the remaining portion of optimization metrics for use in read channel optimization." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2010 (12/895,443). 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=8,310,775&OS=8,310,775&RS=8,310,775 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** InfoPrint Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- InfoPrint Solutions, Boulder, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,310,715) developed by Stephen Goddard Price, Longmont, Colo., for a "mechanism for verifying variable print data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A printing system is disclosed. The printing system includes a first printer to print to a medium a first type of data and a shadow image of variable data to be printed on the medium, and a second printer to print the variable data to the medium based on the barcode over the shadow image." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2009 (12/641,669). 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=8,310,715&OS=8,310,715&RS=8,310,715 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Schlumberger Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Schlumberger Technology, Sugar Land, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,311,743) developed by Omer M. Gurpinar, Denver, for a "method for generating an estimation of incremental recovery from a selected enhanced oil recovery (EOR) process." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is disclosed for generating an estimation of an incremental recovery that can be expected from an Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Process, comprising: selecting a set of reservoir properties; selecting an EOR process that is associated with the selected set of reservoir properties; and generating the estimation of the incremental recovery that can be expected from the selected EOR process." The patent application was filed on June 25, 2009 (12/491,401). 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=8,311,743&OS=8,311,743&RS=8,311,743 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Creating and Monitoring Alerts for a Geographical Area ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,361) developed by Bryce Stout, Boulder, Colo., and Brian Brewington, Fort Collins, Colo., for a "creating and monitoring alerts for a geographical area." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A geographical alert system creates an alert for a user-defined geographical area, detects a change to a feature stored in a map-related database, identifies whether the changed feature falls within the user-defined geographical area, and sends a notification to a user when the changed feature of the map-related database falls within the user-defined geographical area. To set up a geographical alert, an alert editor retrieves map data from a map-related database via an alert engine and displays the map data in a visual display to a user. The user then selects a geographical area that the system will automatically monitor for changes. The user may also specify a feature type, and an alert notification type for the alert. The alert engine then processes the user-specified geographical area into geographical area data and stores an alert and its corresponding geographical area data, feature type, and alert notification type in an alert database. When a change in the map-related database is detected, the alert engine obtains the geographic coordinate point data associated with the change and determines whether the geographical coordinate point data associated with the change falls within the geographical area of the stored alert in the alert database and if so, determines if the feature of the changed feature matches the feature of the stored alert. If the feature and geographical coordinate point data of the change corresponds to the feature and geographical area data of the stored alert, then the alert engine transmits an alert to the user using the alert notification type attributes of the stored alert." The patent application was filed on June 13, 2011 (13/158,785). 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=8,310,361&OS=8,310,361&RS=8,310,361 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for System and Method for Adjusting Display Input Values ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,310,502) developed by Robert L. Myers, Loveland, Colo., and John W. Frederick, Spring, Texas, for a "system and method for adjusting display input values." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods of providing user-selected color characteristics for an LCD device to a host system are disclosed. An exemplary method includes receiving user input at the LCD device, the user input specifying color information for each of a plurality of color presets selected by the user. The method also includes each time the user changes color information for each of the plurality of color presets selected by the user, merging the color information with static information for the LCD device. The method also includes communicating the merged color information and static information to the host system in a standardized format." The patent application was filed on June 2, 2009 (12/476,943). 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=8,310,502&OS=8,310,502&RS=8,310,502 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Parascript Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Parascript, Boulder, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,311,296) developed by Alexander Filatov, Longmont, Colo., and Vadim Nikitin, Boulder, Colo., for voting in mammography processing.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems are disclosed to aid in the detection of areas of interest in an image. Multiple image recognition processes analyze the image and identify areas of interest. The identified areas of interest are compared to determine confidence values for each identified area of interest using a voting process. The confidence values may be used in determining areas of increased interest which are highlighted on the image. In embodiments, identified areas of interest meeting a certain threshold requirement are selected as areas of increased interest. In other embodiments, new areas of increased interest are created by combining areas of interest. Embodiments of the disclosed methods and system may be used to aid in the detection of cancer in mammogram images." The patent application was filed on Nov. 21, 2007 (11/943,957). 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=8,311,296&OS=8,311,296&RS=8,311,296 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Tandberg Data Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Tandberg Data, Boulder, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,310,490) developed by five co-inventors for a "display for information storage module." The co-inventors are Thomas Edward Zaczek, Louisville, Colo., Frederick Graves Munro, Broomfield, Colo., Jamie Mark Stiger, Arvada, Colo., McClain Marshall Buggle, Broomfield, Colo., and William Edward Dunphy, Erie, Colo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer memory system (20) which comprises a media module (22); a host computer (24) configured to accommodate the media module (22) in removable fashion; and a display unit (26). The media module (22) is configured to store electronic data. The host computer (24) comprises a docking station (30) configured to accommodate the media module (22); an interface (32) through which electronic signals representing the electronic data are transmitted between the host computer (24) and the media module (22); an optical indicator (34); and a host processor (36). The host processor (36) is configured to control a read/write operation over the interface between the host computer (24) and the media module (22) and to activate the optical indicator (34) whereby the optical indicator (34) provides a first optical signal depicting transmission of electronic signals over the interface in the read/write operation. The host processor (36) is further configured to drive the optical indicator (34) whereby the optical indicator provides a second optical signal modulated to represent media module management information which can be displayed upon an output display device (52)." The patent application was filed on May 28, 2009 (12/473,913). 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=8,310,490&OS=8,310,490&RS=8,310,490 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,312,128) developed by Jeff Conrad, Fort Collins, Colo., for an "identification of management information base object identifiers supported by a managed device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Example embodiments relate to identification of management information base (MIB) object identifiers (OIDs) supported by a managed device. In example embodiments, a group of MIB OIDs to be tested for support by a managed device is identified. A series of requests including a MIB OID may then be transmitted to the managed device. Finally, MIB OIDs from the group of MIB OIDs to be tested for support that are supported by the managed device may be identified based on responses to the requests received from the managed device." The patent application was filed on July 30, 2010 (12/847,812). 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=8,312,128&OS=8,312,128&RS=8,312,128 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Avaya Assigned Patent for Efficient and Cost-effective Distribution Call Admission Control ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Avaya, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,311,207) developed by five co-inventors for an "efficient and cost-effective distribution call admission control." The co-inventors are Luigi Gentile Polese, Thornton, Colo., Kurt H. Haserodt, Westminster, Colo., Kenneth Owen Michie, Thornton, Colo., Chandra Ravipati, Thornton, Colo., and Scott M. Woods, Broomfield, Colo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A distributed call control system is provided that can allot bandwidth amongst several call controllers. The distributed call control system includes one or more servers that execute two or more instances of call processing servers that administer call control. The call processing servers form a cluster or group. The cluster members negotiate and determine bandwidth allocation amongst the members. If a member requires more bandwidth, the call processing server, of that member, assesses its own needs and requests more bandwidth from other members. The negotiation and requests for bandwidth are accomplished with a set of dynamic and static bandwidth data that regiment the control of the bandwidth." The patent application was filed on Sept. 4, 2009 (12/554,714). 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=8,311,207&OS=8,311,207&RS=8,311,207 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Rounding for Security ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,218) developed by four co-inventors for rounding for security. The co-inventors are Hakim N. Mehmood, Broomfield, Colo., Mark L. Hendrickson, Lafayette, Colo., Cullen F. Jennings, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Jonathan D. Rosenberg, Freehold, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system may generate from a first value, based on rounding information, a first security key that matches a second security key whenever the first value and a second value from which the second security key is generated differ by less than a non-zero predetermined amount. The second security key may be generated from the second value rounded to a multiple of a rounding interval that is nearest to the second value. The rounding information may include a rounding direction indication. The rounding direction indication may indicate the direction in which the second value is rounded to the multiple of the rounding interval nearest to the second value." The patent application was filed on Oct. 29, 2009 (12/608,597). 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=8,311,218&OS=8,311,218&RS=8,311,218 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Qwest Communications International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Qwest Communications International, Denver, has been assigned a patent (8,312,059) developed by Jeffrey D. Kenyon, Boulder, Colo., for an "information organization and navigation by user-generated associative overlays." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Digital information objects in a digital information space are linked through the use of an overlay. A dynamic association between an accessed digital information object and each concept node in the overlay is established if the accessed digital information object and the overlay include at least one common concept. Links to other digital information objects are displayed if those objects are represented by information nodes within the overlay linked to a concept node expressing a common concept. At least a portion of the overlay may be exported for incorporation into other overlays or for various information processing functions." The patent application was filed on March 30, 2011 (13/075,367). 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=8,312,059&OS=8,312,059&RS=8,312,059 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** OCZ Technology Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- OCZ Technology Group, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,836) developed by Franz Michael Schuette, Colorado Springs, Colo., for a "mass storage device for a computer system and method therefor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and mass storage device that combine multiple solid state drives (SSDs) to a single volume. The device includes a carrier board and at least two solid state drives having power and data connections to the carrier board. The carrier board includes a circuit board functionally connected to a control logic and at least two secondary connectors that are disposed at different edges of the circuit board and functionally connected to the control logic. The solid state drives are connected to the carrier board through the secondary connectors, and each solid state drive has a power and data connector directly connected to one of the secondary connectors of the carrier board. The solid state drives are oriented substantially parallel to the carrier board and to each other." The patent application was filed on May 20, 2010 (12/783,978). 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=8,310,836&OS=8,310,836&RS=8,310,836 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Aventura HQ Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Aventura HQ, Denver, has been assigned a patent (8,311,047) developed by Joe Jaudon, Sedalia, Colo., David Lowrey, Denver, and Adam Williams, Aurora, Colo., for "dynamically multiplexing user sessions among multiple terminal devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and devices are described for dynamically multiplexing user sessions among multiple terminal devices. A switch device establishes a session with a host device on behalf of a user logged in to a first terminal device communicatively coupled with the switch device. The switch device forwards packets received from the host device to the first terminal device, the packets associated with the session. The switch device may receive a selection of a second terminal for association with the session while maintaining the session with the host device on behalf of the user. The switch device forwards at least a portion of the packets associated with the session from the host device to the second terminal device responsive to receiving the selection of the second terminal device." The patent application was filed on June 6, 2012 (13/490,017). 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=83,11,047.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,047&RS=PN/83,11,047 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Akonia Holographics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Akonia Holographics, Katonah, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,311,067) developed by Jason R. Ensher, Lafayette, Colo., Paul C. Smith, Louisville, Colo., and Ian B. Murray, Erie, Colo., for a "system and devices for improving external cavity diode lasers using wavelength and mode sensors and compact optical paths." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "External cavity laser (ECL) systems and methods for measuring the wavelength of the ECL by using a portion of the positional light received by the position sensitive detector (PSD) to determine the position of a wavelength tuning element (such as a diffraction grating or an etalon), for determining the longitudinal laser mode or power output of the laser from a portion of the laser light received by a beam-shearing mode sensor, and by using a non-output beam(s) from a transmissive diffraction grating in the ECL to monitor the external cavity laser." The patent application was filed on June 12, 2009 (12/457,498). 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=83,11,067.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,067&RS=PN/83,11,067 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Seagate Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Seagate Technology, Scotts Valley, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,782) developed by Dian Song, Eden Prairie, Minn., Huaqing Yin, Eden Prairie, Minn., and Ralph William Cross, Lyons, Colo., for a "dedicated ID-OD writer with beveled pole tips and method of manufacture." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A transducing head for use with a storage medium rotatable about an axis includes first and second writers for writing to the storage medium. The first writer is configured for dedicated writing to a first radial region of the storage medium, and the second writer is configured for dedicated writing to a second radial region of the storage medium. The second radial region is located radially outward from the first radial region." The patent application was filed on April 4, 2008 (12/098,114). 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=8,310,782&OS=8,310,782&RS=8,310,782 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Agilent Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,710) developed by four co-inventors for a "use of N-alkyl imidazole for sulfurization of oligonucleotides with an acetyl disulfide." The co-inventors are Agnieszka B. Sierzchala, Boulder, Colo., Douglas J. Dellinger, Boulder, Colo., Paul A. Metz, Loveland, Colo., and Victor R. Mokler, Golden, Colo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and compositions for sulfurizing at least one phosphite or thiophosphite linkage in an oligonucleotide. The addition of N-alkyl imidazole to the acetyldisulfide sulfurization solution enables the use of industrially preferred solvents or solvents that are derived from renewable resources." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2009 (12/494,118). 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=83,09,710.PN.&OS=PN/83,09,710&RS=PN/83,09,710 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Agilent Technologies Assigned Patent for Methods of Synthesizing Oligonucleotides Using Carbonate Protecting Groups and Alpha-effect Nucleophile Deprotection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,706) developed by Douglas J. Dellinger, San Jose, Calif., Marvin H. Caruthers, Boulder, Colo., and Jason R. Betley, St. Edmunds Suffolk, United Kingdom, for "methods of synthesizing oligonucleotides using carbonate protecting groups and alpha-effect nucleophile deprotection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides methods for synthesizing oligonucleotides using nucleoside monomers having carbonate protected hydroxyl groups that are deprotected with .alpha.-effect nucleophiles. The .alpha.-effect nucleophile irreversibly cleave the carbonate protecting groups while simultaneously oxidizing the internucleotide phosphite triester linkage to a phosphodiester linkage. The procedure may be carried out in aqueous solution at neutral to mildly basic pH. The method eliminates the need for separate deprotection and oxidation steps, and, since the use of acid to remove protecting groups is unnecessary, acid-induced depurination is avoided. Fluorescent or other readily detectable carbonate protecting groups can be used, enabling monitoring of individual reaction steps during oligonucleotide synthesis. The invention is particularly useful in the highly parallel, microscale synthesis of oligonucleotides." The patent application was filed on Sept. 6, 2007 (11/899,828). 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=83,09,706.PN.&OS=PN/83,09,706&RS=PN/83,09,706 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** NetApp Assigned Patent for System and Method for Enabling a Data Container to Appear in a Plurality of Locations in a Super-namespace ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- NetApp, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,046) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method for enabling a data container to appear in a plurality of locations in a super-namespace." The co-inventors are Michael Eisler, Colorado Springs, Colo., Daniel S. Nydick, Wexford, Pa., Peter F. Corbett, Lexington, Mass., Michael Kazar, Pittsburgh, and J. Christopher Wagner, Langley, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method to allow a volume to appear in multiple locations in a super-namespace. A super-namespace is a hierarchy of namespaces within a storage system environment, such as a storage system cluster. The volume can appear in multiple locations in the super-namespace and/or in multiple namespaces within the super-namespace." The patent application was filed on Feb. 28, 2007 (11/680,255). 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=8,312,046&OS=8,312,046&RS=8,312,046 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Motor Patent Licensors Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Motor Patent Licensors, Wheat Ridge, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,310,126) developed by five co-inventors for a "radial flux permanent magnet AC motor/generator." The co-inventors are Thomas H. Hopkins, Vail, Colo., Nicholas R. Bries, Pine Grove, Colo., Scott T. Graham, Littleton, Colo., Howard F. Hendricks, Prescott, Ariz., and Patrick J. Stoever, Lakewood, Colo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A radial flux permanent magnet AC motor/generator employs a flat circular stator plate having a plurality of separately-formed electromagnets mounted in a ring pattern on a top surface thereof. A circular flux ring fabricated of powdered metal is mounted to the stator plate outside the ring of electromagnets. A plurality of permanent magnets are mounted in a ring pattern on the outer cylindrical surface of a steel rotor. The stator plate and rotor are axially and diametrically aligned such that the ring of permanent magnets rotates in close proximity to and inside the ring of electromagnets. The electromagnets utilize powder metal cores shaped to have rounded corners and flat sides that permit the use of heavier gauge windings and eliminate the air gaps that exist between the core and windings of prior art electromagnets." The patent application was filed on Oct. 27, 2011 (13/317,760). 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=8,310,126.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,126&RS=PN/8,310,126 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** BOCOO Capital Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- BOCOO Capital, Englewood, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,311,948) developed by Xiaolin Lu, Highlands Ranch, Colo., for a "content creation, monitoring and selection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A content creation, monitoring and selection system establishes social networks for members such as content creators that generate creative content that may be placed in a content pool. The system assigns a profile for each member and provides social network services based on the profile. The system may also establish a content market. Creative contents may be placed in the content market with an asking price and prospective buyers may bid for ownership. Owners of content submissions may share the ownership by dividing up ownership rights and sell a portion of the ownership rights on the content market. By injecting market like mechanisms, the system may reduce risks associated with uncertainty of new products." The patent application was filed on Aug. 22, 2007 (11/892,368). 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=83,11,948.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,948&RS=PN/83,11,948 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Laser Technology, Kama-Tech (HK) Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Laser Technology, Centennial, Colo., and Kama-Tech (HK), Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, have been assigned a patent (8,311,343) developed by Jiyoon Chung, Aurora, Colo., for a "vehicle classification by image processing with laser range finder." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An image capture device captures a plurality of sequential images of a vehicle in motion. At substantially the same time a collocated rangefinder determines the distance between the vehicle and the image capture device. Each of the plurality of images may be segmented based on the rangefinder point of reference. The portion of each image representing the vehicle is extracted based on its motion with respect to a stationary background. Knowing the size of the vehicle with respect to the image and the distance that the vehicle is from the image capture device, the image data is converted to real world dimensions. Using these real world dimensions a vehicle classification is determined." The patent application was filed on Feb. 12, 2009 (12/370,483). 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=8,311,343.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,343&RS=PN/8,311,343 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** STMicroelectronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- STMicroelectronics, Coppell, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,310,192) developed by Frederic Bonvin, Longmont, Colo., for "reducing the spectral energy of torque ripple." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In BLDC motors driven via sensorless techniques, the BEMF signals in the motor coils may be used to detect the position of the motor such that speed of the motor may be accurately controlled. When detecting the BEMF signals, however, small perturbations occur which negatively impact the rotational torque of the motor. As a result, torque ripple may occur at regular intervals which may result in inefficiencies as well as audible noise. In various embodiments as described herein, the sampling of the BEMF signals may be done so at pseudo-random intervals such that the overall spectral energy that presents from the BEMF detections may be reduced at specific frequencies (such as fundamental sampling frequencies and harmonics thereof) and spread out over many more frequencies. Thus, despite the overall spectral energy being the same, the amplitude of any given frequency is lower as the sampling of the BEMF is less periodic." The patent application was filed on Oct. 16, 2009 (12/580,748). 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=8,310,192.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,192&RS=PN/8,310,192 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Vescent Photonics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Vescent Photonics, Denver, has been assigned a patent (8,311,372) developed by Michael H. Anderson, Lyons, Colo., Scott D. Rommel, Lakewood, Colo., and Scott R. Davis, Denver, for a "liquid crystal waveguide having refractive shapes for dynamically controlling light." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Liquid crystal waveguides for dynamically controlling the refraction of light. Generally, liquid crystal materials may be disposed within a waveguide in a cladding proximate or adjacent to a core layer of the waveguide. In one example, portions of the liquid crystal material can be induced to form refractive or lens shapes in the cladding that interact with a portion (e.g. evanescent) of light in the waveguide so as to permit electronic control of the refraction/bending, focusing, or defocusing of light as it travels through the waveguide. In one example, a waveguide may be formed using one or more patterned or shaped electrodes that induce formation of such refractive or lens shapes of liquid crystal material, or alternatively, an alignment layer may have one or more regions that define such refractive or lens shapes to induce formation of refractive or lens shapes of the liquid crystal material. In another example, such refractive or lens shapes of liquid crystal material may be formed by patterning or shaping a cladding to define a region or cavity to contain liquid crystal material in which the liquid crystal materials may interact with the evanescent light." The patent application was filed on July 6, 2007 (11/774,514). 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=8,311,372.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,372&RS=PN/8,311,372 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Woodward Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Woodward, Fort Collins, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,310,249) developed by Clark Paterson, Loveland, Colo., for a "surface gap soot sensor for exhaust." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for sensing particulates within an exhaust flow are provided. The methods and apparatus utilize a soot sensor that includes opposed electrodes separated by an insulator. Preferably, a gap is formed between the electrodes and the insulator to prevent electrical current from flowing therebetween. The soot sensor, when positioned in an exhaust flow, will accumulate a layer of particulates on an outer surface thereof. As the layer of particulates increases the particulates will bridge the two electrodes permitting current flow. The sensor is configured with a proper geometry and potential difference between the electrodes to generate currents in the milli-amp range. Further, the sensor is configured to have a regenerative effect that causes the bridge to be broken when particles sees to impinge the soot sensor." The patent application was filed on Sept. 17, 2009 (12/561,666). 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=83,10,249.PN.&OS=PN/83,10,249&RS=PN/83,10,249 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Tandent Vision Science Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Tandent Vision Science, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,311,338) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and system for learning a same-material constraint in an image." The co-inventors are Andrew Neil Stein, Pittsburgh, Bartholomeus Christianus Leonardus Nabbe, Hillsboro, Ore., Casey Arthur Smith, Grand Junction, Colo., James Andrew Bagnell, Pittsburgh, and David Allen Tolliver, Pittsburgh.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. According to a feature of the present invention, the method comprises the steps of providing an image file depicting an image, in a computer memory, assembling a feature vector for the image file, the feature vector containing information regarding a likelihood that a selected pair of regions of the image file are of a same intrinsic characteristic, providing a classifier derived from a computer learning technique, computing a classification score for the selected pair of regions of the image file, as a function of the feature vector and the classifier and classifying the regions as being of the same intrinsic characteristic, as a function of the classification score." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2009 (12/584,910). 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=8,311,338.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,338&RS=PN/8,311,338 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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