TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Feb. 27)

[February 27, 2013]

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

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

*** Google Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Providing Search Results ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,386,480) developed by Luis Castro, Piscataway, N.J., Walt Lin, New York, and Benedict Gomes, Mountain View, Calif., for "systems and methods for providing search results." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes generating search results in response to a user query, where at least one of the search results includes a group of links. The group of links may represent links to web pages within a same web site and may be identified based on at least one factor associated with the links. The method may also include providing the search results to the user." The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2011 (13/205,372). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,86,480.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,480&RS=PN/83,86,480 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** Google Assigned Patent for Scheduling a Recrawl ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,386,459) developed by David B. Auerbach, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jesse L. Alpert, Albany, Calif., for scheduling a recrawl.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for determining a recrawl schedule of items on an intranet using a search appliance includes estimating, using the search appliance installed on the intranet, a change period for items on the intranet using a history of crawl information for the items. The change period for an item may be a frequency of change in content of the item. The method includes calculating a crawl period for each of the items, where the crawl period for an item is set relative to the change period for the item. The method includes determining whether to adjust the calculated crawl period for each of the items using adjustment criteria, adjusting the calculated crawl period for selected items determined for adjustment using the adjustment criteria and creating a recrawl schedule of the items on the intranet using a recrawl time for each of the items." The patent application was filed on Feb. 22, 2011 (13/032,578). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,86,459.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,459&RS=PN/83,86,459 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** OP40 Holding Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- OP40 Holding, Somers, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,525) developed by Charles P. Pace, Pittsford, Vt., Paolo R. Pizzorni, Arlington, Texas, and Shuang Chen, Somers, N.Y., for a "system and method for bridging assets to network nodes on multi-tiered networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An exemplary method and/or exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a system and method for bridging an asset over a multi-tiered network. Generally, communications can be maintained between executable assets residing on different network nodes by bridging the execution context of the two nodes. In an embodiment, a mapping layer can be generated for assets that have run-time dependencies; the mapping layer uses a distribution system to bridge the execution context of a first environment with that of a second environment. The asset executing in the first environment can access another resource located in the second environment, even though the asset does not have local access to the resource in the second environment. A fault is detected when at least one asset deployed on a local node attempts to access at least one resource on a remote node through an application programming interface. The fault is then handled appropriately." The patent application was filed on July 2, 2010 (12/803,721). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,86,525.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,525&RS=PN/83,86,525 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Increasing quality of content provided to a user is provided. Communities of practice a user is associated with are determined based on login data. A corresponding set of tags is retrieved for each of the communities of practice. All corresponding sets of tags are aggregated to define a role for the user. A personal set of tags associated with the user is retrieved. The personal set of tags is added to the aggregate of all corresponding sets of tags to create a new set of tags. A context of the user in the particular task is recorded. The new set of tags is filtered based on the context to create a sub-set of tags. A defined number of tag aware information sources are queried using the sub-set of tags. Content is received from the defined number of tag aware information sources based on the query. The content is outputted." The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2009 (12/604,204). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,86,483.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,483&RS=PN/83,86,483 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,490) developed by Wei Jiang, Rochester, N.Y., and Alexander C. Loui, Penfield, N.Y., for an "adaptive multimedia semantic concept classifier." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of classifying a set of semantic concepts on a second multimedia collection based upon adapting a set of semantic concept classifiers and updating concept affinity relations that were developed to classify the set of semantic concepts for a first multimedia collection. The method comprises providing the second multimedia collection from a different domain and a processor automatically classifying the semantic concepts from the second multimedia collection by adapting the semantic concept classifiers and updating the concept affinity relations to the second multimedia collection based upon the local smoothness over the concept affinity relations and the local smoothness over data affinity relations." The patent application was filed on Oct. 27, 2010 (12/912,820). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,86,490.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,490&RS=PN/83,86,490 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,386,534) developed by Graham Cormode, Morristown, N.J., and Balachander Krishnamurthy, New York, for "automatic gleaning of semantic information in social networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are method and apparatus for identifying members of a social network who have a high likelihood of providing a useful response to a query. A query engine examines the personal pages of a set of members and automatically gleans semantic information relevant to the query. From the automatically-gleaned semantic information, a score indicative of the likelihood that the member may provide a useful response is calculated." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2008 (12/290,449). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,86,534.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,534&RS=PN/83,86,534 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,505) developed by Andrew C. Gallagher, Brockport, N.Y., for "identifying unique objects in multiple image collections." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of identifying images containing a unique object found in at least two separate image collections of different users comprising identifying the unique object and providing features for the unique object; at least one user identifying at least two separate image collections produced by separate users that potentially have images of the unique object; and using the features to search the at least two separate collections to identify images that contain the unique object." The patent application was filed on July 14, 2011 (13/182,706). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,86,505.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,505&RS=PN/83,86,505 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and System for Matching Appropriate Content with Users by Matching Content Tags and Profiles ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,488) developed by Gregory L. Jones, Warren Center, Pa., Brian N. Phoenix, Binghamton, N.Y., and Ralph Tamlyn, Larchmont, N.Y., for a "method and system for matching appropriate content with users by matching content tags and profiles." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system is provided for classifying and labeling information content (e.g., websites, databases, or the like) and also for profiling a user (e.g., interests or responsibilities) for accessing the information content, both using a coordinated labeling technique so that the content from multiple sources may be searched, identified and/or presented to the user according to the user's profile. This technique provides an ongoing update of information content and sources while at the same time filtering out unnecessary information that is irrelevant to the user's profile, resulting in more focused availability of information to the user. The user profile is matched with content of interest (as tagged by content creators reflective of categories that is also employed by a user profile) and matching content information may automatically be updated and made available to a user, in conformity with the user's profile. Content providers may now jointly use a common labeling scheme to improve the experience of their users and to provide content providers a technique to associate users with common facets of classification." The patent application was filed on April 27, 2004 (10/832,322). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,86,488.PN.&OS=PN/83,86,488&RS=PN/83,86,488 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,756) developed by Eric M. Schwarz, Gardiner, N.Y., and Ronald M. Smith Sr., Wappingers Falls, N.Y., for "emulating hexadecimal floating-point operations in non-native systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A new zSeries floating-point unit has a fused multiply-add dataflow capable of supporting two architectures and fused MULTIPLY and ADD and Multiply and SUBTRACT in both RRF and RXF formats for the fused functions. Both binary and hexadecimal floating-point instructions are supported for a total of 6 formats. The floating-point unit is capable of performing a multiply-add instruction for hexadecimal or binary every cycle with a latency of 5 cycles. This supports two architectures with two internal formats with their own biases. This has eliminated format conversion cycles and has optimized the width of the dataflow. The unit is optimized for both hexadecimal and binary floating-point architecture supporting a multiply-add/subtract per cycle." The patent application was filed on April 11, 2011 (13/083,760). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,386,756&OS=8,386,756&RS=8,386,756 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Writing to Memory Using Shared Address Buses ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,739) developed by Michele Franceschini, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., John P. Karidis, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Luis A. Lastras, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., for "writing to memory using shared address buses." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for writing to memory using shared address buses. A memory device that includes a plurality of memory arrays connected to a common address bus, the common address bus used to broadcast memory addresses simultaneously to the plurality of memory arrays. Each memory array includes a plurality of memory locations and circuitry for: receiving the broadcasted memory addresses from the address bus; selecting a memory address in the memory array from a list of most recent memory addresses received from the address bus; and performing a memory access at the selected memory address, such that at a given point in time at least two of the memory arrays perform the memory access at a different broadcasted address when the memory access is a write." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2009 (12/568,125). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,386,739&OS=8,386,739&RS=8,386,739 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism is provided for thread completion arbitration. The mechanism comprises executing more than two threads of instructions simultaneously in the processor, selecting a first thread from a first subset of threads, in the more than two threads, for completion of execution within the processor, and selecting a second thread from a second subset of threads, in the more than two threads, for completion of execution within the processor. The mechanism further comprises completing execution of the first and second threads by committing results of the execution of the first and second threads to a storage device associated with the processor. At least one of the first subset of threads or the second subset of threads comprise two or more threads from the more than two threads. The first subset of threads and second subset of threads have different threads from one another." The patent application was filed on April 14, 2009 (12/423,561). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,386,753&OS=8,386,753&RS=8,386,753 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for type independent permission based access control are provided. The method and apparatus utilize object inheritance to provide a mechanism by which a large group of permissions may be assigned to a codesource without having to explicitly assign each individual permission to the codesource. A base permission, or superclass permission, is defined along with inherited, or subclass, permissions that fall below the base permission in a hierarchy of permissions. Having defined the permissions in such a hierarchy, a developer may assign a base permission to an installed class and thereby assign all of the inherited permissions of the base permission to the installed class. In this way, security providers need not know all the permission types defined in an application. In addition, security providers can seamlessly integrate with many applications without changing their access control and policy store semantics. Moreover, application providers' security enforcement is no dependent on the security provider defined permissions. The method and apparatus do not require any changes to the Java security manager and do not require changes to application code." The patent application was filed on Nov. 1, 2001 (10/002,439). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,387,111&OS=8,387,111&RS=8,387,111 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Syracuse University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,387,115) developed by Joon S. Park, Jamesville, N.Y., for an "active access control system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of dynamically assigning a role to a user in a distributed computing environment can comprise the steps of: defining one or more roles and their respective threshold trust values; defining one or more attributes and their respective weight coefficients; determining current values of the attributes for the user; calculating a current level of trust for the user, based on the attribute values and the weight coefficients; and assigning a role to the user based on the current level of trust and the threshold values." The patent application was filed on Feb. 18, 2009 (12/388,252). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,387,115&OS=8,387,115&RS=8,387,115 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Multilingual Software Testing Tool ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,387,024) developed by Rodrigo Andres Urra, Rochester, N.Y., Xin Guo, Penfield, N.Y., and William Soon Hock Tay, Rochester, N.Y., for a "multilingual software testing tool." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A software product testing system may include a knowledge base with a data set that includes multiple possible actions and, for each action, language-specific format rules for inputs and outputs associated with the action. The software product testing system may include a test case generator that selects a test case in a target language for a software product. The test case may include a selected action to be taken by a software product, an input to prompt the action, and an expected output that corresponds to the selected action and the input. The expected output has a format corresponding to a language-specific format rule of the target language. The software product testing system may also include a test verifier that determines whether an output generated by application of the test case to the software product matches the expected output." The patent application was filed on April 18, 2007 (11/736,716). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,387,024&OS=8,387,024&RS=8,387,024 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent for Security Driver for Hypervisors and Operating Systems of Virtualized Datacenters ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,387,046) developed by four co-inventors for a "security driver for hypervisors and operating systems of virtualized datacenters." The co-inventors are Bruce Montague, Santa Cruz, Calif., Sanjay Sawhney, Cupertino, Calif., Matthew Conover, East Palo Alto, Calif., and Tzi-cker Chiueh, Setauket, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for efficient security protocols in a virtualized datacenter environment are contemplated. In one embodiment, a system is provided comprising a hypervisor coupled to one or more protected virtual machines (VMs) and a security VM. Within a private communication channel, a split kernel loader provides an end-to-end communication between a paravirtualized security device driver, or symbiont, and the security VM. The symbiont monitors kernel-level activities of a corresponding guest OS, and conveys kernel-level metadata to the security VM via the private communication channel. Therefore, the well-known semantic gap problem is solved. The security VM is able to read all of the memory of a protected VM, detect locations of memory compromised by a malicious rootkit, and remediate any detected problems." The patent application was filed on March 26, 2009 (12/411,628). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,387,046&OS=8,387,046&RS=8,387,046 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Enterprise Directory Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,387,074) developed by four co-inventors for an enterprise directory service. The co-inventors are James R. Doran, New Milford, Conn., Paul William Everett, Endicott, N.Y., Gordan G Greenle, Endicott, N.Y., and Ashraf N. Ibrahim, Endicott, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus and method provides directory service to software applications throughout an enterprise. Directory entries are kept in a data store. A web server having one or more API's is coupled to the data store. The web server may have an API locator for selecting an appropriate API. An enterprise software application such as a purchasing or accounts payable transaction requests directory information by sending a query to an appropriate wrapper based on the programming language, protocol or format of the application. The wrapper sends the request to the appropriate API which then sends a request to the data store. A directory entry is received and returned to the enterprise." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2001 (10/037,175). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,387,074&OS=8,387,074&RS=8,387,074 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Minimizing Complex Decisions to Allocate Additional Resources to a Job Submitted to a Grid Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,387,058) developed by four co-inventors for "minimizing complex decisions to allocate additional resources to a job submitted to a grid environment." The co-inventors are Craig Fellenstein, Brookfield, Conn., Rick Allen Hamilton, Charlottesville, Va., Joshy Joseph, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and James Seaman, Falls Church, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "At least one decision to allocate additional resources to at least one previously submitted job is stored in a decision cache, wherein said the least one decision is stored according to at least one characteristic of the at least one previously submitted job. When another job is submitted to the grid environment needs additional resources, the characteristic of the currently submitted job is compared with the characteristics of previous submitted jobs. If there is a match, then the previously made decision associated with the matching characteristic controls allocation of additional resources for the currently submitted job, such that complex decision making for allocation of additional resources is minimized by reusing previously stored decisions to allocate additional resources." The patent application was filed on June 21, 2008 (12/143,776). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,387,058&OS=8,387,058&RS=8,387,058 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Speculative Popcount Data Creation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,387,065) developed by Ravi K. Arimilli, Austin, Texas, Ronald N. Kalla, Round Rock, Texas, and Balaram Sinharoy, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for a "speculative popcount data creation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and a data processing system by which population count (popcount) operations are efficiently performed without incurring the latency and loss of critical processing cycles and bandwidth of real time processing. The method comprises: identifying data to be stored to memory for which a popcount may need to be determined; speculatively performing a popcount operation on the data as a background process of the processor while the data is being stored to memory; storing the data to a first memory location; and storing a value of the popcount generated by the popcount operation within a second memory location. The method further comprises: determining a size of data; determining a granular level at which the popcount operation on the data will be performed; and reserving a size of said second memory location that is sufficiently large to hold the value of the popcount." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2009 (12/425,343). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,387,065&OS=8,387,065&RS=8,387,065 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Object Request Broker ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,387,070) developed by four co-inventors for an object request broker. The co-inventors are Joseph Chacko, Winchester, United Kingdom, Neil Richards, Hedge End, United Kingdom, Erin Schnabel, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Katherine Tsui, Eastleigh, United Kingdom.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented system for receiving an incoming message including a message header and a message body in General Inter-ORB Protocol (GIOP) type format, the system comprising: an external ORB element based on a computer configured to convert the header of the incoming message to an implementation-specific format, and configured to provide the header in implementation-specific format with the body in GIOP type format to a distribution mechanism for identifying an appropriate target server for processing the body of the incoming message; and an internal ORB element based on an originating server configured to convert the body of the outgoing message to CORBA GIOP type format to a distribution mechanism." The patent application was filed on Oct. 25, 2010 (12/911,015). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,387,070&OS=8,387,070&RS=8,387,070 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Black-box Performance Control for High-volume Throughput-centric Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,387,059) developed by five co-inventors for a "black-box performance control for high-volume throughput-centric systems." The co-inventors are Rong N. Chang, Pleasantville, N.Y., Klaus Sonnenleiter, Franklin Lakes, N.J., Chunqiang Tang, Ossining, N.Y., Sunjit Tara, Budd Lake, N.J., and Chun Zhang, Ossining, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Throughput of a high-volume throughput-centric computer system is controlled by dynamically adjusting a concurrency level of a plurality of events being processed in a computer system to meet a predetermined target for utilization of one or more resources of a computer system. The predetermined target is less than 100% utilization of said one or more resources. The adjusted concurrency level is validated using one or more queuing models to check that said predetermined target is being met. Parameters are configured for adjusting the concurrency level. The parameters are configured so that said one or more resources are shared with one or more external programs. A statistical algorithm is established that minimizes total number of samples collected. The samples may be used to measure performance used to further dynamically adjust the concurrency level. A dynamic thread sleeping method is designed to handle systems that need only a very small number of threads to saturate bottleneck resources and hence are sensitive to concurrency level changes." The patent application was filed on July 2, 2008 (12/166,768). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,387,059&OS=8,387,059&RS=8,387,059 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Reducing Runtime Coherency Checking with Global Data Flow Analysis ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,664) developed by four co-inventors for "reducing runtime coherency checking with global data flow analysis." The co-inventors are Tong Chen, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Haibo Lin, Beijing, John K. O'Brien, South Salem, N.Y., and Tao Zhang, Duluth, Ga.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Reducing runtime coherency checking using global data flow analysis is provided. A determination is made as to whether a call is for at least one of a DMA get operation or a DMA put operation in response to the call being issued during execution of a compiled and optimized code. A determination is made as to whether a software cache write operation has been issued since a last flush operation in response to the call being the DMA get operation. A DMA get runtime coherency check is then performed in response to the software cache write operation being issued since the fast flush operation." The patent application was filed on May 22, 2008 (12/125,167). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,386,664&OS=8,386,664&RS=8,386,664 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Virtualization of Storage Buffers Used by Asynchronous Processes ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,387,062) developed by Damian L. Osisek, Vestal, N.Y., Donald W. Schmidt, Stone Ridge, N.Y., and Phil C. Yeh, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for "virtualization of storage buffers used by asynchronous processes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The amount of host real storage provided to a large guest storage buffer is controlled. This control is transparent to the guest that owns the buffer and is executing an asynchronous process to update the buffer. The control uses one or more indicators to determine when additional host real storage is to be provided." The patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2012 (13/446,862). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,387,062&OS=8,387,062&RS=8,387,062 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Facilitating Processing Within Computing Environments Supporting Pageable Guests ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,387,049) developed by 10 co-inventors for "facilitating processing within computing environments supporting pageable guests." The co-inventors are Ingo Adlung, Altdorf, DE, Hubertus Franke, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., Lisa C. Heller, Rhinebeck, N.Y., William A. Holder, Vestal, N.Y., Damian L. Osisek, Vestal, N.Y., Randall W. Philley, Kingston, N.Y., Martin Schwidefsky, Boeblingen, DE, Gustav E. Sittmann III, Webster Groves, Mo., Jong Hyuk Choi, Old Tappan, N.J., and Ray Mansell, Salt Point, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Processing within a computing environment that supports pageable guests is facilitated. Processing is facilitated in many ways, including, but not limited to, associating guest and host state information with guest blocks of storage; maintaining the state information in control blocks in host memory; enabling the changing of states; and using the state information in management decisions. In one particular example, the guest state includes an indication of usefulness and importance of memory contents to the guest, and the host state reflects the ease of access to memory contents. The host and guest state information is used in managing memory of the host and/or guests." The patent application was filed on July 15, 2005 (11/182,570). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,387,049&OS=8,387,049&RS=8,387,049 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Fault Localization Using Directed Test Generation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,387,018) developed by four co-inventors for a "fault localization using directed test generation." The co-inventors are Shay Artzi, Brookline, Mass., Julian Dolby, Bronx, N.Y., Marco Pistoia, Amawalk, N.Y., and Frank Tip, Ridgewood, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a novel computer implemented system, on demand service, computer program product and a method for fault-localization techniques that apply statistical analyses to execution data gathered from multiple tests. The present invention determines the fault-localization effectiveness of test suites generated according to several test-generation techniques based on combined concrete and symbolic (concolic) execution. These techniques are evaluated by applying the Ochiai fault-localization technique to generated test suites in order to localize 35 faults in four PHPWeb applications. The results show that the test-generation techniques under consideration produce test suites with similar high fault-localization effectiveness, when given a large time budget." The patent application was filed on Sept. 1, 2010 (12/873,816). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,387,018&OS=8,387,018&RS=8,387,018 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Mathworks Assigned Patent for Continuous Time Mode-driven Simulations in a Graphical Modeling Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Mathworks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,387,000) developed by Srinath Avadhanula, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., for a "continuous time mode-driven simulations in a graphical modeling environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, computer-readable medium, and method includes providing a control flow graph including at least one condition. An update control flow graph is automatically generated based on the provided control flow graph, where execution of the update control flow graph includes an evaluation of the condition. The update control flow graph and a value corresponding to the evaluated condition is stored. An output control flow graph based on the provided control flow graph is automatically generated, where execution of the output control flow graph is based on the stored value corresponding to the evaluated condition. A mode transition control flow graph configured to identify mode transitions for the control flow graph at one or more time intervals is automatically generated and the update control flow graph is re-executed based on the generated mode transition control flow graph." The patent application was filed on July 10, 2008 (12/170,888). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,387,000&OS=8,387,000&RS=8,387,000 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Leviton Manufacturing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Leviton Manufacturing, Melville, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,661) developed by Michael Ostrovsky, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Alfred J. Lombardi, Syosset, N.Y., for a "communication network for controlling devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for controlling devices that are part of a peer to peer network of controllers is provided. Messages are routed to controllers of the network and such messages are used to control devices coupled to said controllers. Status messages indicating the state of devices are routed to controllers to allow the state of the devices to be displayed by said controllers." The patent application was filed on Nov. 14, 2006 (11/559,676). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,386,661&OS=8,386,661&RS=8,386,661 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method for Developing a Website ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,921) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for developing a website." The co-inventors are David J. Barry, Pleasant Valley, N.Y., James S. Ferrara, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Geoffrey L. Meissner, Southington, Conn., and Peter Reale, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for developing a website are provided. Under the present invention, content can be provided in a non-HTML format. In addition, a the web pages of a website developed can each include categories. Each category can be assigned to a particular group of creators, which will submit content therefor." The patent application was filed on March 1, 2002 (10/087,679). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,386,921.PN.&OS=PN/8,386,921&RS=PN/8,386,921 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Contextual data center management utilizing a virtual environment is described. In one embodiment, there is a data center management tool for managing a physical data center from a representation of the physical data center operating in a virtual universe. The data center management tool includes a data center contextual object component configured to obtain a data center contextual object that describes operational information of the physical data center in the virtual universe. An operational change component is configured to implement at least one operational change to the representation of the physical data center in the virtual universe. The at least one operational change is implemented as a function of the data center contextual object. A management component is configured to manage the physical data center pursuant to a result obtained from implementing the at least one operational change." The patent application was filed on June 5, 2009 (12/478,982). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,386,930.PN.&OS=PN/8,386,930&RS=PN/8,386,930 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** CoKinetic Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- CoKinetic Systems, Harrison, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,939) developed by four co-inventors for an "internet interface and integration language system and method." The co-inventors are Kris Stevens, Larchmont, N.Y., David J. Shulman, Forest Hills, N.Y., Kevin J. Lennon, White Plains, N.Y., and Michael Baresich, Darien, Conn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for generating, on a user terminal, a user interface having at least two interface items, where the system is configured to store at least two sets of data each corresponding to the interface items. A first set of data includes data for generating and controlling the performance of an operation associated with a first of interface items, and a second said set of data includes data for generating and controlling the performance of an operation associated with a second of the interface items. When a user interacts with the first interface item, the system is configured to perform the action associated with the first interface item, independent of the second interface item and without performing any other action corresponding to the user interface." The patent application was filed on Dec. 4, 2008 (12/328,564). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,386,939.PN.&OS=PN/8,386,939&RS=PN/8,386,939 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method for Caching Linked Email Data for Offline Use ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,573) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for caching linked email data for offline use." The co-inventors are Patrick Joseph O'Sullivan, Ballsbridge, Ireland, Edith Helen Stern, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Robert Cameron Weir, Westford, Mass., and Barry E. Willner, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, computer program product, and computing system for receiving an indication of a data caching request. A local copy of a piece of remote content that is defined by a link within an email is cached onto an accessible storage device. The remote content is stored on a remote resource." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2008 (12/347,685). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,386,573&OS=8,386,573&RS=8,386,573 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Goldman Sachs Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Goldman Sachs, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,386,633) developed by Andrew J.R. Smith, New York, Deane Thomas, New York, and Randy Cowan, New York, for a "method and system for processing raw financial data streams to produce and distribute structured and validated product offering data to subscribing clients." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system is disclosed for processing information provided from various content providers in the form objects having states subject to periodic updates. Formatted information indicating a current state of the objects are delivered to subscribing clients in substantially real-time. An information manager module is configured to receiving raw data objects from the content providers, format the information, and broadcast current state information on various broadcast data stream. A client manager module supports multiple client communication sessions and connects to at least one broadcast data stream. Current state information received on a broadcast data stream is processed and transmitted to specific clients in accordance with processing rules specified in the client profiles." The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2011 (13/246,009). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,386,633&OS=8,386,633&RS=8,386,633 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,945) developed by David R. Hansen, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., and Robert K. Holzwarth, Palmyra, N.Y., for a "system and method for implementing compound documents in a production printing workflow." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for managing production printing workflow is disclosed. The system includes workflow management software which manages and facilitates the procedural stages of the workflow including job origination, job preparation, job submission and job fulfillment. The workflow management software provides an integrated object oriented interface which visually reflects and interacts with the workflow. The software further provides functionality to create, manage and manipulate compound documents as ordered collections of documents." The patent application was filed on May 17, 2000 (09/572,341). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,386,945.PN.&OS=PN/8,386,945&RS=PN/8,386,945 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Optimizing Migration Policy During Live Virtual Memory Migration ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,612) developed by Chitra Dorai, Chappaqua, N.Y., Robert Evan Strom, Ridgefield, Conn., and Sai Zeng, Elmsford, N.Y., for "optimizing migration policy during live virtual memory migration." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Controlling live migration of a running application between a source machine and a target machine is provided. At least one application characteristic and at least one network characteristic are obtained. An objective function that defines a cost to migrate from the source machine to the target machine as a function such as a weighted combination of at least one cost property is obtained. The objective function is optimized using the at least one application characteristic and the at least one network characteristic to determine a policy specifying when to switch execution of the running application from the source machine to the target machine. Live migration of the application from the source machine is controlled to send pages from the source machine to the target machine in accordance with the policy, and to switch the execution of the application from the source machine to the target machine at a state specified by the policy." The patent application was filed on Feb. 10, 2009 (12/368,542). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,386,612&OS=8,386,612&RS=8,386,612 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Utrom Processing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Utrom Processing, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,386,387) developed by Bradley G. Johnson, Brooklyn, N.Y., Simon A. Assaad, Far Hills, N.J., and David V. Carson, Westport, Conn., for a "system and method for tracking syndication of internet content." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for syndicating content via a plurality of publication venues is provided. In one embodiment the method includes storing in a memory a plurality of videos; storing a content identifier (ID) for each of the plurality of videos; storing a syndication ID for each of the plurality of publication venues, wherein at least some of the plurality of publications venues act as a referring venue for other publication venues; and storing information sufficient to identify the referring venue for the other publication venues. The method may further comprise receiving a syndication request for a first video from a requester, wherein the request includes a first content ID for the first video and a first syndication ID; generating code that includes the first content ID and a second syndication ID; associating the first content ID, the first syndication ID and the second syndication ID in a memory; and providing the code to the requester." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2007 (11/963,248). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,386,387&OS=8,386,387&RS=8,386,387 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** ACS State & Local Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- ACS State & Local Solutions, Washington, has been assigned a patent (8,386,385) developed by John D. Polk, McLean, Va., James K. Selway, Austin, Texas, and Jeffrey F. Kach, Ardsley, N.Y., for "apparatus and methods for providing a payment system over a network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and methods provide an accumulator that processes electronic payments from an employer to a recipient via a network. The payments processed may be, for example, child support payments collected from an employee by the employer. The employer may submit one transaction made up of payments collected from multiple employees bound for multiple recipients and the accumulator may receive, translate, batch, and deliver the payments to the multiple recipients. The accumulator, employers, and recipients may communicate via a network such as the Internet." The patent application was filed on July 27, 2011 (13/192,194). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,386,385&OS=8,386,385&RS=8,386,385 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Circuit Design Checking for Three Dimensional Chip Technology ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,386,977) developed by five co-inventors for a "circuit design checking for three dimensional chip technology." The co-inventors are Mukta G. Farooq, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., John A. Griesemer, Salt Point, N.Y., William Francis Landers, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Kevin S. Petrarca, Newburgh, N.Y., and Richard Paul Volant, New Fairfield, Conn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A tool that allows three dimensional chip circuit designs to be checked subsequent to 3D design layer mirroring. The 3D chip design is converted to a corresponding 2D chip design by mirroring one or more design layers from the mirrored side of a 3D design and merging those design layers with unmirrored design layers from the unmirrored side of a 3D design. The converted circuit design can be processed by standard verification checks. The tool may also receive design layers corresponding to an integrated circuit that will pass through multiple semiconductor chips. Each design cell is examined to determine if it corresponds to a mirrored or unmirrored side of its respective semiconductor chip. If the respective design cell corresponds to the mirrored side, the design cell is mirrored. All mirrored cells are then merged with the unmirrored design cells in the correct order. The merged design is processed by standard verification checks. The tool also has the capability to create terminal metal abstracts for two adjoining chips. One of the abstracts is mirrored and then merged with the other for connectivity and alignment checking." The patent application was filed on May 23, 2011 (13/113,421). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,386,977.PN.&OS=PN/8,386,977&RS=PN/8,386,977 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** American Express Travel Related Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- American Express Travel Related Services, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,386,623) developed by Tracey R. Thomas, New York, for a "system and method for enabling channel relevancy and rating in an IP marketplace." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A comprehensive platform for merchandising intellectual property (IP) and conducting IP transactions is disclosed. A standardized data collection method enables IP assets to be characterized, rated and valuated in a consistent manner. Project management, workflow and data security functionality enable consistent, efficient and secure interactions between the IP Marketplace participants throughout the IP transaction process. Business rules, workflows, valuation models and rating methods may be user defined or based upon marketplace, industry or technology standards." The patent application was filed on July 29, 2011 (13/194,868). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,386,623&OS=8,386,623&RS=8,386,623 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,386,995) developed by 11 co-inventors for a "managing computing deployment in presence of variable workload." The co-inventors are David Wiley Coleman, New Fairfield, Conn., Steven E. Froehlich, Danbury, Conn., Joseph L. Hellerstein, Ossining, N.Y., Lawrence S. Hsiung, Los Altos, Calif., Edwin Richie Lassettre, Los Gatos, Calif., Todd William Mummert, Carmel, N.Y., Mukund Raghavachari, Baldwin Place, N.Y., Lance Warren Russell, Hollister, Calif., Maheswaran Surendra, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., Noshir Cavas Wadia, Morgan Hill, Calif., and Peng Ye, Fremont, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Automated or autonomic techniques for managing deployment of one or more resources in a computing environment based on varying workload levels. The automated techniques may comprise predicting a future workload level based on data associated with the computing environment. Then, an estimation is performed to determine whether a current resource deployment is insufficient, sufficient, or overly sufficient to satisfy the future workload level. Then, one or more actions are caused to be taken when the current resource deployment is estimated to be insufficient or overly sufficient to satisfy the future workload level. Actions may comprise resource provisioning, resource tuning and/or admission control." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2007 (11/763,726). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,386,995.PN.&OS=PN/8,386,995&RS=PN/8,386,995 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,386,600) developed by Roman M. Krzanowski, White Plains, N.Y., and Frank M. Shannon, Arnold, Md., for a "performance monitoring of E-tree service." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A root node associated with an Ethernet-Tree (E-Tree) service sends, over a rooted-multipoint Ethernet virtual connection (EVC), a performance monitoring (PM) packet, where the PM packet includes a unique identifier for the root node and a time sent by the root node. The root node receives, from leaf nodes and a root point associated with the E-Tree service, PM response packets, where each PM response packet includes a unique identifier for the responding leaf node/root point and a time received by the responding leaf node/root point. The root node extracts, from each of the PM response packets, the unique identifier and the time received, and stores performance measurements based on the extracted data, where the performance measurements are associated with the respective leaf nodes/root point." The patent application was filed on Dec. 16, 2009 (12/639,221). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,386,600&OS=8,386,600&RS=8,386,600 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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