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[January 31, 2013]

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

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

*** Eyelock Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Eyelock, Tolima Valley Caguas, Puerto Rico, has been assigned a patent (8,364,646) developed by Keith J. Hanna, Princeton Junction, N.J., and Hector T. Hoyos, New York, for "scalable searching of biometric databases using dynamic selection of data subsets." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of searching a biometric database includes storing biometric data corresponding to a number of users in a database, and defining one or more data subsets in the database according to inputs from users expecting to pass through a given biometric acquisition device that is linked with the database within a certain time period. A search initiated by the given acquisition device at a given time is then scaled down to only those data subsets defined by the inputs from those users expecting to pass through the acquisition device at the given time. This modification of the database and database search is performed continuously and automatically based on dynamic information provided by other automatic and/or manual systems, and then optionally the information on the databases can be automatically modified or deleted based either on a biometric match result or based on rules encoded in the database records." The patent application was filed on March 5, 2007 (11/713,894). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,646&OS=8,364,646&RS=8,364,646 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** Citicorp Development Center Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Citicorp Development Center, Blue Ash, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,364,589) developed by Carol J. Rizzo, Livingston, N.J., Phoebe Rin-Rin Hsu, Northridge, Calif., and Michael L. Sears, Torrance, Calif., for a "method and system for performing a cash transaction with a self-service financial transaction terminal." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for performing a cash transaction with a self-service financial transaction terminal makes use of computer hardware and software that allows a financial institution cardholder to authorize a recipient to withdraw a specified amount of cash at an ATM of the particular financial institution. The cardholder can set up the transaction, for example, from any telephone using an interactive voice response (IVR) system, or by utilizing the application at a financial institution ATM, or by using an Internet website application. The originator can set up the recipient's ATM transaction to be either cardless or card-initiated." The patent application was filed on Sept. 6, 2011 (13/225,825). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,589&OS=8,364,589&RS=8,364,589 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** American Express Travel Related Services Assigned Patent for Credit Score and Scorecard Development ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- American Express Travel Related Services, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,364,582) developed by four co-inventors for a "credit score and scorecard development." The co-inventors are Kathleen Haggerty, Staten Island, N.Y., Chao M. Yuan, Montclair, N.J., Benedict O. Okoh, New York, and Peter L. Williamson, Larchmont, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Share of Wallet ("SOW") is a modeling approach that utilizes various data sources to provide outputs that describe a consumers spending capability, tradeline history including balance transfers, and balance information. These outputs can be appended to data profiles of customers and prospects and can be utilized to support decisions involving prospecting, new applicant evaluation, and customer management across the lifecycle. The outputs can be used as attributes to consider in developing a credit bureau scorecard." The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2012 (13/570,120). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,582&OS=8,364,582&RS=8,364,582 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Volt Information Sciences Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Volt Information Sciences, Orange, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,364,557) developed by Andrew A. Cullen III, Succasunna, N.J., and Steven A. Shaw, New York, for a "method of and system for enabling and managing sub-contracting entities." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of facilitating a project bid process includes generating a buyer-associated bid request utilizing at least a portion of bid item selections of a stored bid item list, transmitting the buyer-associated bid request to at least one supplier for solicitation of a supplier bid response to be generated with the bid item selections utilized in the buyer-associated bid request, generating a supplier-associated bid request utilizing at least a portion of the bid item selections utilized in the buyer-associated bid request, and transmitting the supplier-associated bid request to at least one subcontracting entity for solicitation of a subcontracting-entity bid response to be generated with the bid item selections utilized in the supplier-associated bid request." The patent application was filed on June 26, 2009 (12/492,438). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,557&OS=8,364,557&RS=8,364,557 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Morgan Stanley Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Morgan Stanley, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,364,699) developed by four co-inventors for commodities framework. The co-inventors are Sudhaker Uppala, Edison, N.J., Matthew R. White, Randolph, N.J., Subra Minnal, Plainsboro, N.J., and Rossen Stoyanchev, New York.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various embodiments are directed to methods and systems for presenting an interface to a user. For example, a computer may receive a request for content originating from a browser application executing on a client machine in electronic communication with the at least one server. The request may identify a first commodity and a first event associated with the commodity and may comprise a Universal Resource Locator (URL) identifying the first commodity. The computer may parse a commodity descriptor file to identify a first service associated with the first commodity and the first event. The commodity descriptor file may comprise definitions of a plurality of commodities and wherein the plurality of commodities comprises the first commodity. In addition, the computer may generate a service call requesting the first service, and execute the at least one service associated with the first commodity and the first event. The at least one service may query the data source to retrieve data describing the commodity and construct a model of the commodity according to the data." The patent application was filed on Nov. 13, 2009 (12/618,459). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,699&OS=8,364,699&RS=8,364,699 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Detecting Trends in Clustered Business Listings ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,364,647) developed by Paul Eastlund, Mamaroneck, N.Y., and Alex Lorbeer, Hoboken, N.J., for "systems and methods for detecting trends in clustered business listings." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are provided that detect trends in clustered business listings. The last update time of a last attribute value of a business listing is determined. It is further determined whether a number of data providers supplying the last attribute value has decreased by at least a first predetermined percentage since the last date the last attribute value changed. Moreover, it is determined whether the number of data providers that have stopped supplying the last attribute value since the last date the attribute value changed is greater than the number of data providers that have begun supplying the last attribute value after the last date the last attribute value changed." The patent application was filed on April 4, 2011 (13/079,354). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,647&OS=8,364,647&RS=8,364,647 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Hosting Predictive Models ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,364,613) developed by five co-inventors for hosting predictive models. The co-inventors are Wei-Hao Lin, New York, Travis H. Green, New York, Robert Kaplow, New York, Gang Fu, Kearny, N.J., and Gideon S. Mann, New York.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods include the actions of storing a first predictive model in computer-readable memory, the first predictive model having been defined based on a first training dataset provided by an owner of the first predictive model and being operable to generate an output based on a query, enabling access to the first predictive model based on permissions defined by the owner, while inhibiting access to the first training dataset, receiving a second training dataset from a user, the second training dataset being distinct from the first training dataset, modifying the first predictive model based on the second training dataset to provide a second predictive model, storing the second predictive model in computer-readable memory, and enabling access to the second predictive model." The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2011 (13/246,596). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,613&OS=8,364,613&RS=8,364,613 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Vonage Network Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Vonage Network, Holmdel, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,364,700) developed by Kevin Huang, Princeton Junction, N.J., and Domenic Cicchino, Freehold, N.J., for a "method and apparatus for rapid data access and distribution using structured identifiers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for accessing data using an N-leg search tree including determining a tree identifier using a computer, traversing an N-leg search tree associated with the tree identifier, and accessing a data structure. The N-leg search tree is stored on a computer and traversed to a given node within the tree. The accessed data structure is associated with a deepest valid traversed node. The given node corresponds to a given element of a structured identifier." The patent application was filed on May 21, 2010 (12/785,280). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,700&OS=8,364,700&RS=8,364,700 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** CommVault Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- CommVault Systems, Oceanport, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,364,652) developed by Manoj Kumar Vijayan, Marlboro, N.J., Deepak Raghunath Attarde, Marlboro, N.J., and Srikant Viswanathan, Eatontown, N.J., for a "content aligned block-based deduplication." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A content alignment system according to certain embodiments aligns a sliding window at the beginning of a data segment. The content alignment system performs a block alignment function on the data within the sliding window. A deduplication block is established if the output of the block alignment function meets a predetermined criteria. At least part of a gap is established if the output of the block alignment function does not meet the predetermined criteria. The predetermined criteria is changed if a threshold number of outputs fail to meet the predetermined criteria." The patent application was filed on Dec. 27, 2005 (12/982,071). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,652&OS=8,364,652&RS=8,364,652 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** 3M Innovative Properties Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- 3M Innovative Properties, St. Paul, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,364,249) developed by Raymond L. Watrous, Belle Mead, N.J., for an "automatic generation of heart sounds and murmurs using a lumped-parameter recirculating pressure-flow model for the left heart." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for simulating a phonocardiogram (PCG) signal that includes an anomalous condition are provided. The method generates pressure and flow signals from a lumped-parameter heart model responsive to anomaly parameters. The anomaly parameters represent the anomalous condition. A timing profile or the timing profile and an amplitude profile are extracted from at least one of the generated pressure and flow signals. An anomalous signal is generated using the anomaly parameters and the extracted timing profile or timing profile and amplitude profile. The anomalous signal is time-aligned and combined with a predetermined non-anomalous signal to represent the PCG signal." The patent application was filed on Aug. 11, 2006 (11/502,900). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,249&OS=8,364,249&RS=8,364,249 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** University of Central Florida Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- The University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Orlando, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,363,926) developed by Saad M. Khan, Hamilton, N.J., Pingkun Yan, Peekskill, N.Y., and Mubarak Shah, Oviedo, Fla., for "systems and methods for modeling three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional images." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a system and method for modeling a three-dimensional object includes capturing two-dimensional images of the object from multiple different viewpoints to obtain multiple views of the object, estimating slices of the object that lie in parallel planes that cut through the object, and computing a surface of the object from the estimated slices." The patent application was filed on Feb. 5, 2009 (12/366,241). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,63,926.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,926&RS=PN/83,63,926 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Telcordia Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Telcordia Technologies, Piscataway, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,363,832) developed by five co-inventors for a "vehicle segment certificate management using shared certificate schemes." The co-inventors are Giovanni Di Crescenzo, Madison, N.J., Stanley Pietrowicz, Freehold, N.J., Eric Van Den Berg, Hoboken, N.J., Robert G. White, Morristown, N.J., and Tao Zhang, Fort Lee, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention advantageously provides techniques to solve problems with combinatorial anonymous certificate management by addressing critical issues concerning its feasibility, scalability, and performance. Methods and procedures to manage IEEE 1609.2 anonymous and identifying cryptographic keys and certificates in the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) system are presented, along with methods for management of identifying and anonymous certificates in a partitioned Certificate Authority architecture designed to enhance vehicle privacy. Novel methods for vehicles to dynamically change an anonymous certificate for use while maintaining vehicle privacy are given. Refinements to basic combinatorial schemes are presented including probabilistic key replacement, rekey counter decrement, dynamic rekey threshold, geographic attack isolation and proofs of geographic position." The patent application was filed on March 19, 2008 (12/051,241). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,63,832.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,832&RS=PN/83,63,832 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Providing Automated Processing of a Switched Voice Service Alarm ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,363,790) developed by seven co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for providing automated processing of a switched voice service alarm." The co-inventors are Paritosh Bajpay, Edison, N.J., Roberta Bienfait, Norcross, Ga., Mojgan Dardashti, Holmdel, N.J., Jackson Liu, Middletown, N.J., Timothy Plattner, Westfield, N.J., Zhiqiang Qian, Holmdel, N.J., and Michael John Zinnikas, North Brunswick, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for providing automated processing of a switched voice alarm on a switched and/or Internet Protocol (IP) network are disclosed. For example, the method receives an alarm associated with a switched voice service, and retrieves a Local Routing Number (LRN) or Primary Inter-exchange Carrier (PIC) information from a switch serving a call associated with a caller's telephone number. The method determines if the alarm is due to one or more service degradations, and notifies a work center responsible for one or more of the service degradations if the alarm is due to the one or more service degradations." The patent application was filed on July 17, 2008 (12/175,174). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,63,790.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,790&RS=PN/83,63,790 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cellco Partnership Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Cellco Partnership, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,364,142) developed by Joseph Berberian, Towaco, N.J., and Eugene Carucci, Oxford, N.J., for "synchronizing mobile station most recently used MRU list with carrier system preference list." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "To correct any discrepancies between the system identifiers captured in a Most Recently Used (MRU) list and those in the latest system preference list (e.g. Preferred Roaming List (PRL) or Public Land Mobile Network (PLMinn. list), a mobile device will periodically check a system selection that utilized the MRU list against the carrier's system preference list and when necessary initiate a new scan to select a system based on the current preference list. The device then updates system identification in the MRU list, based on the new system selection obtained in accordance with the preference list." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2010 (12/774,490). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,142&OS=8,364,142&RS=8,364,142 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** SAS Institute Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- SAS Institute, Cary, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,364,517) developed by five co-inventors for a "computer-implemented systems and methods for forecast reconciliation." The co-inventors are Michele Angelo Trovero, Dunellen, N.J., Mahesh V. Joshi, Cary, N.C., Michael James Leonard, Apex, N.C., Richard Patrick Fahey, Cary, N.C., and Dmitry V. Golovashkin, Cary, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for reconciling a forecast are presented. A method can be used that receives a plurality of hierarchical forecast data sets. An output child data set including an index value and a status indicator representing an unprocessed state is generated. A particular parent data set forecast is identified from a parent data set. Locations for a group of one or more child data set forecasts that are children of the particular parent data set forecast are identified and accessed. A reconciliation operation is performed, a particular child data set forecast is adjusted and stored in a record, and a status indicator for the record is modified." The patent application was filed on Dec. 16, 2011 (13/328,811). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,364,517.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,517&RS=PN/8,364,517 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,364,481) developed by Brian Strope, Palo Alto, Calif., Francoise Beaufays, Mountain View, Calif., and Olivier Siohan, Glen Rock, N.J., for a "speech recognition with parallel recognition tasks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes receiving an audio signal and initiating speech recognition tasks by a plurality of speech recognition systems (SRS's). Each SRS is configured to generate a recognition result specifying possible speech included in the audio signal and a confidence value indicating a confidence in a correctness of the speech result. The method also includes completing a portion of the speech recognition tasks including generating one or more recognition results and one or more confidence values for the one or more recognition results, determining whether the one or more confidence values meets a confidence threshold, aborting a remaining portion of the speech recognition tasks for SRS's that have not completed generating a recognition result, and outputting a final recognition result based on at least one of the generated one or more speech results." The patent application was filed on July 2, 2008 (12/166,822). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,364,481.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,481&RS=PN/8,364,481 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,364,198) developed by Gautam G. Reddy, Montclair, N.J., for a "mobile unit having internet protocol functionality." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mobile unit includes a handset and a removable storage module having a unique storage module identity, for storing information specific to a user, including an Internet Protocol (IP) address. Additional information regarding a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMinn. and International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) which uniquely identifies the subscriber is also stored in the removable storage module. Upon successfully camping on a cell of a mobile network, the IP address is forwarded to an IP-based network capable of communicating with the mobile unit. In an alternate embodiment, the mobile unit has multi-network capabilities which allow it to communicate with an IP-based network and a cellular network at the same time. In another embodiment, existing cellular network services for the mobile unit having multi-network capabilities are routed through the IP-based network." The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2009 (12/646,491). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,198&OS=8,364,198&RS=8,364,198 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** InterDigital Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- InterDigital Technology, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,364,473) developed by Daniel Lin, Montville, N.J., for a "method and apparatus for receiving an encoded speech signal based on codebooks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for processing speech in a wireless communication system uses CELP speech encoded signals. A decoder receives encoded speech including a code index, a code index gain, a pitch lag, a pitch gain, and a line spectral pair (LSP) index. An innovation codevector and an adaptive codevector are determined and scaled. An excitation sequence is generated. Reconstructed speech is then output based on the excitation sequence and LSP index." The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2010 (12/853,861). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,364,473.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,473&RS=PN/8,364,473 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property II Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- AT&T Intellectual Property II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,364,515) developed by Cecilia M. Procopiuc, Summit, N.J., for a "method and system for facility location optimization." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for optimization of facility locations are disclosed, for example, wireless telecommunications facility locations. Among a plurality of cluster points, corresponding to wireless customers, optimal locations are determined for a predetermined number of cluster centers, each cluster center having a predetermined cluster radius that defines a cluster area. Among a plurality of cluster points, optimal facility locations are determined for a variable number of cluster centers, each cluster center having a minimum acceptable economic value." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2006 (11/382,826). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,364,515.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,515&RS=PN/8,364,515 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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