TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (Feb. 7)

[February 07, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (Feb. 7)

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

*** Chicago Mercantile Exchange Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,370,248) developed by Peter Barker, Chicago, Morgan Culverhouse, Chicago, and Larry Grannan, Chicago, for "TBA futures contracts and central counterparty clearing of TBA." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Networks, systems and methods that match orders for TBA futures and settle and clear open positions for TBA futures are disclosed. The TBA futures may include MBS TBA future contracts. A central counterparty clearing firm may net long and short positions and generate delivery instructions to parties having open positions." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2007 (11/865,176). 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=8,370,248&OS=8,370,248&RS=8,370,248 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** Chicago Mercantile Exchange Assigned Patent for System and Method for Settling Trades ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,370,246) developed by Joseph E. Hawrysz, Aurora, Ill., for a "system and method for settling trades." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of settling trades includes the steps of obtaining an authenticated delivery instrument, wherein the authenticated delivery instrument is authenticated by a first exchange and may be used to settle a trade undertaken on the first exchange. An electronic proxy is issued for the delivery instrument, wherein the electronic proxy may be exchanged for the authenticated delivery instrument and where the electronic proxy is used to settle a trade undertaken on a second exchange." The patent application was filed on Nov. 17, 2011 (13/298,565). 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=8,370,246&OS=8,370,246&RS=8,370,246 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Trading Technologies International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Trading Technologies International, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,370,252) developed by Jeffrey Pratt, Chicago, Kevin D. Kahley, Chicago, and Robert A. West, Chicago, for a "system and method for providing electronic price feeds for tradeable objects." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "System and methods for a price feed generation are described. According to an example method described herein, upon receiving market information including a plurality of linear prices and order quantities, a reference price level is selected and a price feed message is generated to include the reference price level and the plurality of order quantities. The price feed message is then provided to client terminals." The patent application was filed on Jan. 20, 2012 (13/354,509). 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=8,370,252&OS=8,370,252&RS=8,370,252 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Trading Technologies International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Trading Technologies International, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,370,240) developed by Charles Monroe, Alexandria, Va., and Alvin F. Tanpoco, Chicago, for a "system and method for chart pattern recognition and analysis in an electronic trading environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method are provided for chart pattern recognition and analysis. In one embodiment, a graphical interface is provided to enable a trader to select a portion of a chart to be used in the chart pattern analysis. The pattern of the selected portion of the chart could then be used to find one or more similar chart patterns in a user-defined timeframe, such as any future time period or a time period in the past. When a reoccurring chart pattern is found in any future time period, an alert signal can be generated to alert a user of a possibility of the chart pattern reoccurrence. Alternatively, chart pattern matches can be found in a time period in the past, and a set of studies can be applied to the found matches to generate a set of reoccurring indicator values. The reoccurring indicator values can be used in combination with the chart pattern to detect any similar chart patterns in the future." The patent application was filed on June 19, 2012 (13/527,340). 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=8,370,240&OS=8,370,240&RS=8,370,240 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** News America Marketing Properties Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- News America Marketing Properties, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,370,200) developed by six co-inventors for an "interactive marketing network and process using electronic certificates." The co-inventors are Steven M. Golden, Bloomingfield Hills, Mich., Hillel Levin, River Forest, Ill., Bradley A. Anderson, Hazel Park, Mich., Gary D. Gentry, Brighton, Mich., James A. Barbour, Dearborn, Mich., and Albert Schornberg, Holly, Mich.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data processing system issuing electronic certificates through "online" networks. Each electronic certificate includes transaction data and identification data, and can be printed out on a printing device linked to a consumer's personal input device, or electronically stored in a designated data base until a specified expiration date. Consumers access the data processing system online, browse among their choices, and make their selections. Certificate issuers have online access to the data processing system and can create or revise offers, and provide various instructions pertaining to the certificates, including limitations as to the number of certificates to be issued in total and to each individual consumer." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2011 (13/247,720). 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=8,370,200&OS=8,370,200&RS=8,370,200 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Trading Technologies International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Trading Technologies International, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,370,251) developed by Jens-Uwe Schluetter, Evanston, Ill., for a "method and apparatus for a fair exchange." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A fair exchange is disclosed to reduce potential inequities in an electronic trading environment. Market data is sent from a host system to client devices through one or more synchronized local communication servers such that the data can be displayed simultaneously or nearly simultaneously at each client device. Market data sent to client devices might include price information. Likewise, a host system may transaction data sent from client devices via the local communication servers. The ordering of transaction data is based, at least in part, on when the local communication servers received the transaction data from the client devices. Transaction data sent to a host system might include order information." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2011 (13/333,089). 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=8,370,251&OS=8,370,251&RS=8,370,251 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Motorola Mobility Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus for Implementing Distributed Multi-modal Applications ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,370,160) developed by Michael D. Pearce, Barrington, Ill., Jonathan R. Engelsma, Hudsonville, Mich., and James C. Ferrans, Wheaton, Ill., for "methods and apparatus for implementing distributed multi-modal applications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments include methods and apparatus for synchronizing data and focus between visual and voice views associated with distributed multi-modal applications. An embodiment includes a client device adapted to render a visual display that includes at least one multi-modal display element for which input data is receivable though a visual modality and a voice modality. When the client detects a user utterance via the voice modality, the client sends uplink audio data representing the utterance to a speech recognizer. An application server receives a speech recognition result generated by the speech recognizer, and sends a voice event response to the client. The voice event response is sent as a response to an asynchronous HTTP voice event request previously sent to the application server by the client. The client may then send another voice event request to the application server in response to receiving the voice event response." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2007 (11/967,356). 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=8,370,160&OS=8,370,160&RS=8,370,160 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Norwich University Applied Research Institutes Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Norwich University Applied Research Institutes, Northfield, Vt., has been assigned a patent (8,370,123) developed by Andrew Cutts, New London, N.H., and Robert Schmidt, Chicago, for "methods and apparatus for simulating a distributed business process." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for simulating a distributed business process are disclosed. The methods and apparatus simulate an interdependent business process, such as a financial transaction system, in a secure distributed manner. Each business entity that is part of the interdependent business process models itself on a local client device at any chosen level of detail. A simulation server connects the separate client based simulations into one large simulation. Details of each local simulation may be hidden from other simulation participants. However, interruptions in business flow caused by simulated disruptions introduced at the simulation server and/or a client device are propagated to all of the effected simulation participants via the simulation server. In addition, if a client based model is not available, the server supplies a software agent to replace the inputs and outputs normally associated with that portion of the overall simulation." The patent application was filed on July 21, 2011 (13/187,700). 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=8,370,123&OS=8,370,123&RS=8,370,123 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** ZipDX Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- ZipDX, Los Gatos, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,370,142) developed by David P. Frankel, Los Gatos, Calif., and Noel Tarnoff, Chicago, for "real-time transcription of conference calls." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described herein are embodiments of systems, methods and computer program products for real-time transcription of conference calls that employ voice activity detection, audio snippet capture, and multiple transcription instances to deliver practical real-time or near real-time conference call transcription." The patent application was filed on Oct. 28, 2010 (12/914,617). 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=8,370,142&OS=8,370,142&RS=8,370,142 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cleversafe Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Cleversafe, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,370,600) developed by Manish Motwani, Chicago, and Wesley Leggette, Oak Park, Ill., for a "dispersed storage unit and method for configuration thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A dispersed storage (DS) unit for use within a dispersed storage network is capable of self-configuring using registry information provided to the DS unit. The registry information includes a slice name assignment indicating a range of slice names corresponding to a plurality of potential data slices of potential data objects to be stored in the DS unit. Based on the registry information, the DS unit allocates a portion of physical memory to store the potential data slices." The patent application was filed on May 13, 2010 (12/779,675). 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=8,370,600.PN.&OS=PN/8,370,600&RS=PN/8,370,600 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Caterpillar Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Caterpillar, Peoria, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,370,052) developed by George Lin, Dunlap, Ill., Gurpreet Gambhir, Peoria, Ill., and Zenebe Gete, Peoria, Ill., for an "engine cooling system onboard diagnostic strategy." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An onboard cooling system diagnostic strategy utilizes at least one temperature sensor fluidly positioned between an electronically controlled engine and a thermostat. The diagnostic algorithm operates by monitoring coolant temperature during engine startup. By comparing the actual coolant temperature during engine start-up to a predicted coolant temperature that should occur if no cooling system error is present, a cooling system fault condition may be identified. If a cooling system fault is detected, the diagnostic logic may activate the engine cooling fan or intrusively open an electrically controlled thermostat while monitoring the coolant temperature response to the intrusive action. If there is a substantial change in coolant temperature responsive to the intrusive action, this phenomenon can be utilized to correctly distinguish between a thermostat failure and a vehicle configuration error corresponding to an overcooled vehicle. The present disclosure also can utilize a similar strategy to diagnose problems associated with other vehicle fluid coolers that exchange heat with ambient air moved by a circulation fan." The patent application was filed on Oct. 21, 2009 (12/582,814). 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=8,370,052.PN.&OS=PN/8,370,052&RS=PN/8,370,052 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,369,657) developed by Douglas Chan, San Jose, Calif., Brian Donald Hart, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Bretton Douglas, Bloomington, Ill., for "selecting wider bandwidth channels in a wireless network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are provided for selecting channels for a wider bandwidth operation mode of a wireless network, such as wireless network that operates in accordance with the IEEE 802.11n amendment. Alignments of so-called primary and secondary channels are selected to mitigate interference. Interfering sources, such as other transceivers or external interferers, or the energy from their transmissions, are identified and channels are selected. The selected channels are analyzed to determine whether primary-secondary channel assignments for the selected channels are feasible." The patent application was filed on March 6, 2012 (13/412,717). 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=8,369,657&OS=8,369,657&RS=8,369,657 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Motorola Mobility Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,369,893) developed by Jorge Kirch, Schaumburg, Ill., Binu Abraham, Round Lake, Ill., and Joshua Galicia, Cary, Ill., for a "method and system for adapting mobile device to accommodate external display." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In at least one embodiment, a mobile device system includes an external display device in communication with a mobile device. The mobile device has a touchscreen display, an operating system and at least one additional software component executed by processing component(s), where one or more input signals from the display are communicated to the operating system. The at least one additional software component generates output signals based upon one or more image signals communicated at least indirectly from the operating system. The external display device receives the output signals and based thereon displays an image having two components, one of which is reflective of a mobile device status/operational condition and is substantially similar to another image that would have been displayed on the touchscreen display if the external display device and mobile device were not in communication. Methods of operating such mobile device systems, and mobile devices, are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2010 (12/983,161). 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=8,369,893.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,893&RS=PN/8,369,893 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Siemens Medical Solutions USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Malvern, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,369,928) developed by five co-inventors for a "data processing system for multi-modality imaging." The co-inventors are Roger E. Arseneau, Buffalo Grove, Ill., James Frank Caruba, Bartlett, Ill., Michael E. Casey, Louisville, Tenn., Mark Musrock, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Nan Zhang, Knoxville, Tenn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data processing process and embodiment for optimizing the signal path for multi-modality imaging is described. The embodiment and process optimizes the signal to noise ratio in a positron emission tomography (PET) signal path utilizing scintillation crystals, avalanche photo diodes, and charge sensitive preamplifiers in a dual modality MRI/PET scanner. The dual use of both and analog pole zero circuit and a digital filter enables higher signal levels or a fixed ADC input range and thus a higher possible signal to noise ratio in the presence of significant pileup caused by high positron activity. The higher signal to noise ratio is needed in the PET signal architecture, because of the presence of non-modal time varying electromagnetic fields from the MR, which are a significant source of noise for the wideband PET signal modality." The patent application was filed on Sept. 22, 2009 (12/564,635). 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=8,369,928.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,928&RS=PN/8,369,928 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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