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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Nov. 22)

[November 22, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Nov. 22)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** Symantec Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Symantec, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,094) developed by Shaun Cooley, El Segundo, Calif., for "systems and methods for identifying spam mailing lists." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method for identifying spam mailing lists may include identifying a plurality of clients that receive e-mail messages. The computer-implemented method may also include, for each client in the plurality of clients, receiving, from the client, information identifying at least one e-mail message received by the client. The computer-implemented method may further include, for each client in the plurality of clients, recording the identifying information in a database. The computer-implemented method may additionally include identifying at least one mailing list by identifying at least one group of clients within the plurality of clients with similar patterns of identifying information. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on Jan. 21, 2010 (12/691,228). 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=8,316,094&OS=8,316,094&RS=8,316,094 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.


*** Forte Internet Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Forte Internet Software, Carlsbad, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,128) developed by five co-inventors for "methods and system for creating and managing identity oriented networked communication." The co-inventors are Christopher Clemmett Macleod Beck, Carlsbad, Calif., Mark Franklin Sidell, Chapel Hill, N.C., Thomas Knox Gold, La Mesa, Calif., James Karl Powers, Carlsbad, Calif., and Charles Dazler Knuff, Palomar Mountain, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A software application for managing routing of communiques across one or more communication channels supported by a data-packet-network includes one or more workspaces for segregating communication activity; one or more unique user identities assigned per workspace; and one or more contact identities assigned to and approved to communicate with a workspace administrator of the one or more workspaces using the assigned user identities. In a preferred embodiment the application enforces a policy implicitly defined by the existing architecture of the workspaces and associated user and contact identities." The patent application was filed on Jan. 26, 2004 (10/765,338). 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=8,316,128&OS=8,316,128&RS=8,316,128 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,316,093) developed by Douglas Belew, Campanilla, Calif., and Michael Mocettini, Carmichael, Calif., for rolling view virtualization.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Rolling view optimization is initiated by receiving electronic mail data corresponding to a plurality of mail pieces, the electronic mail data including a first cycle and determining whether substantially all electronic mail data from the first cycle can be processed for mailing. In response to determining that substantially all of the electronic mail data from the first cycle cannot be processed for mailing, a determination is made whether a portion of the mail data from the first cycle can be processed for mailing and in response to determining that a portion of the mail data from the first cycle can be processed for mailing the electronic mail data corresponding to the first cycle for mailing is sent." The patent application was filed on Dec. 24, 2008 (12/343,698). 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=8,316,093&OS=8,316,093&RS=8,316,093 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Seven Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Seven Networks, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,098) developed by Michael Luna, San Jose, Calif., and Ross Bott, Half Moon Bay, Calif., for a "social caching for device resource sharing and management." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods of social caching for device resource sharing and management are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes a local proxy which wirelessly accesses the physical storage of other device via a wireless network to cache the response or content for the mobile device, in response to detecting commonalities between the mobile device and the other device. The commonalities can include, for example, common interests in users of the mobile device and the other device." The patent application was filed on April 19, 2012 (13/451,340). 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=8,316,098&OS=8,316,098&RS=8,316,098 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Watchguard Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Watchguard Technologies, Seattle, has been assigned a patent (8,316,113) developed by four co-inventors for a "cluster architecture and configuration for network security devices." The co-inventors are Thomas Linden, Los Gatos, Calif., James Huang, Irvine, Calif., Jeff Hsu, San Jose, Calif., and Ming-Jeng Lee, Irvine, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computing device may be joined to a cluster by discovering the device, determining whether the device is eligible to join the cluster, configuring the device, and assigning the device a cluster role. A device may be assigned to act as a cluster master, backup master, active device, standby device, or another role. The cluster master may be configured to assign tasks, such as network flow processing to the cluster devices. The cluster master and backup master may maintain global, run-time synchronization data pertaining to each of the network flows, shared resources, cluster configuration, and the like. The devices within the cluster may monitor one another. Monitoring may include transmitting status messages comprising indicators of device health to the other devices in the cluster. In the event a device satisfies failover conditions, a failover operation to replace the device with another standby device, may be performed." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2009 (12/643,378). 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=8,316,113&OS=8,316,113&RS=8,316,113 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Symantec Operating Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Symantec Operating, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,110) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method for clustering standalone server applications and extending cluster functionality." The co-inventors are Manav Deshmukh, Sunnyvale, Calif., Kaushal Dalal, Sunnyvale, Calif., Amol Newaskar, Pune, India, Mangesh D. Pangarkar, Pune, India, and Vandita Mathur, Pune, India.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods, apparatus and software can implement clusterizing processes on existing standalone server application installations. A server computer system on which a server application resides is renamed from its original name. Cluster software is installed on the server computer system. A virtual server is created to represent the server application to client applications and users. The virtual server is given the original server computer system name and can also be given the server computer system's network address. Cluster functionality can further be extended to allow a virtual server to failover to any other node available in a cluster." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2003 (10/739,606). 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=8,316,110&OS=8,316,110&RS=8,316,110 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,116) developed by Stuart Hamilton, Livemore, Calif., Pamela S. Lee, San Jose, Calif., and Archana Rao, Cupertino, Calif., for a simple home networking.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A network management system is provided for managing a computer network. The management system is configured to represent the computer network as having one of a plurality of defined network states. Once the state of the network has been identified, the management system can assist the user in making modifications to the computer network and in making recommendations to the user for possible modifications to the computer network. These modifications can include, for example, configuring network devices, removing network devices, replacing network devices, and adding new network devices." The patent application was filed on Feb. 7, 2012 (13/367,702). 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=8,316,116&OS=8,316,116&RS=8,316,116 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Institute of Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,104) developed by Philippe Galvez, Versonnex, France, and Harvey B. Newman, Altadena, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for collaborative system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A collaborative system that includes automatic monitoring and management of reflector/servers and clients. The reflectors are in a logical cluster although their physical locations may be anywhere in the world. Reflector to reflector performance and status is continuously monitored. If a reflector-to-reflector link goes down or is underperforming, the reflector cluster is rerouted to provide desired performance. Clients are monitored and provide information via the network to register/management servers. A best path for the client capabilities is calculated and established. If network performance deteriorates, there are a tiered selection of session modifications that are initiated to compensate. These include reducing video detail levels, reducing number of video streams, reducing size of video windows, adjusting frame rate, and other corrective measures. The client software includes the ability to accept plug-in applications and functionality for customizable operation." The patent application was filed on Nov. 14, 2006 (11/559,881). 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=8,316,104&OS=8,316,104&RS=8,316,104 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,316,111) developed by Farid Faez, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Eric Soderberg, Mountain View, Calif., for "systems and methods for placing and dragging programmatic packages in clustered computing systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides methods of placing programmatic packages in a clustered environment. An exemplary method of placing programmatic packages in response to a state change in a clustered computing system is presented including: receiving the state change; in response to receiving the state change, ordering programmatic packages, where each of the programmatic packages is configured with a package priority, the package priority representing a user designated assignment of programmatic importance from high to low; placing the programmatic package having a highest package priority on a configured node, the configured node included as part of the clustered computing system; and for each of a remaining programmatic packages, placing each of the remaining programmatic packages on a node set in accordance with a user-specified package dependency, the node set included as part of the clustered computing system." The patent application was filed on Oct. 11, 2005 (11/248,873). 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=8,316,111&OS=8,316,111&RS=8,316,111 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** StrongMail Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- StrongMail Systems, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,090) developed by Frank Addante, Redwood Shores, Calif., for "systems and methods for communicating logic in e-mail messages." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Computer program products apparatus, and methods for distributing encoded messages to one or more recipients. In one aspect, an electronic request is received using an e-mail protocol. The electronic request includes instructions for accessing one or more destinations corresponding to the recipients and logic for accessing data relating to the recipients. The data relating to recipients is obtained using the logic for accessing the data in the electronic request. For each respective recipient, a message body of a message corresponding to said respective recipient is formatted using the data relating to the respective recipient thereby constructing the one or more encoded messages. The one or more encoded messages are then distributed to the recipients using the one or more corresponding destinations." The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2006 (11/339,906). 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=8,316,090&OS=8,316,090&RS=8,316,090 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Stitching Transactions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,126) developed by Ashley Neil Clementi, Karrinyup, Australia, Jean-Jacques Heler, Palo Alto, Calif., and Paul Fredric Klein, Newbury Park, Calif., for stitching transactions.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A first transaction attribute is received from a first monitoring agent. The first transaction attribute includes a plurality of identifiers and is associated with a transaction. A second transaction attribute is received from a second monitoring agent. The second transaction attribute is associated with the transaction. The transaction is monitored through a plurality of application environments by associating at least a portion of the first transaction attribute with at least a portion of the second transaction attribute." The patent application was filed on Oct. 8, 2009 (12/576,172). 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=8,316,126&OS=8,316,126&RS=8,316,126 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Architecture for Installation and Hosting of Server-based Single Purpose Applications on Clients ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,316,105) developed by Stephen M. Yolleck, Sunnyvale, Calif., Jay C. Jacobs, Danville, Calif., and Peter C. Diemer, San Jose, Calif., for an "architecture for installation and hosting of server-based single purpose applications on clients." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Architecture for installing and hosting of remote or server-based single-purpose applications (or server gadgets) on a local client. Where the client supports client gadgets that are available all the time, the server gadgets can now be installed and utilized on the client. Once installed in the client gadget framework, server gadgets can be docked or undocked. The server gadgets can be added to the client gadget framework with no modifications, and will continue to run as if running on the server. Components of the architecture include a browser plug-in (e.g., browser helper object (BHO)) that provides added functionality for the browser being employed, a client hosting application for hosting server gadgets on the client, and methods by which the client hosting application can interact with the server gadget and the server gadget can interact with the client hosting application. An installer is provided to install these components." The patent application was filed on March 22, 2007 (11/726,499). 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=8,316,105&OS=8,316,105&RS=8,316,105 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ebay Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Ebay, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,084) developed by James W. Lanahan, Palo Alto, Calif., Dane M. Howard, Los Gatos, Calif., and Brian F. Williams, San Carlos, Calif., for a "system and method for facilitating presentations over a network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for facilitating presentations over a network comprise a service component adapted to interface with a user over the network and one or more distribution channels over the network a create module adapted for creating a media presentation with one or more media resources based on user input, a collect module adapted for gathering media resources based on user input, and a style engine adapted for automatically loading the gathered media resources into the selected style." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2009 (12/495,748). 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=8,316,084&OS=8,316,084&RS=8,316,084 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** West Corp. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- West Corp., Omaha, Neb., has been assigned a patent (8,315,915) developed by Ronald A. Katz, Los Angeles, Gary L. West, Omaha, Neb., and Thomas B. Barker, Omaha, Neb., for "methods and apparatus for intelligent selection of goods and services in telephonic and electronic commerce." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Providing offers of an item constituting a good or a service to users of a system, utilizing an electronic communications device, comprises at least the following: establishing a communication via the electronic communications device between a given user and the system for purpose of a primary transaction for a first good or service, obtaining primary transaction data with respect to the primary transaction, including the purpose of the primary transaction, obtaining the identity of the given user, utilizing at least in part the primary transaction data including the purpose of the primary transaction and the identity of the user, and determining at least one item for offer to the given user, and offering the item to the given user." The patent application was filed on July 1, 2011 (13/174,874). 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=8,315,915&OS=8,315,915&RS=8,315,915 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Verint Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Verint Systems, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,901) developed by Jeffrey Scott Cameron, San Diego, Ufuk Kilinc, San Diego, and Abhyuday Desai, San Diego, for "systems and methods of automatically scheduling a workforce." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods of workforce scheduling are disclosed. One example embodiment, among others, comprises a computer-implemented method of scheduling workers. Each worker is associated with one of a set of flexibility classifications, which include non-flex-time and at least one flex-time. The method includes generating a set of shift instances to cover forecasted demand over a planning period, and assigning the shift instances to the set of workers by iterating through the each of the workers to assign at least a portion of the shift instances to a selected one of the workers. The assigning is such that total hours assigned to the selected worker depends on a number associated with the classification of the selected worker." The patent application was filed on July 31, 2007 (11/831,250). 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=8,315,901&OS=8,315,901&RS=8,315,901 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** HeartFlow Assigned Patent for Method and System for Patient-specific Modeling of Blood Flow ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- HeartFlow, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,812) developed by Charles A. Taylor, Menlo Park, Calif., for a "method and system for patient-specific modeling of blood flow." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific data. The at least one computer system may be further configured to create a physics-based model relating to a blood flow characteristic of the patient's heart and determine a fractional flow reserve within the patient's heart based on the three-dimensional model and the physics-based model." The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2011 (13/013,561). 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=8,315,812&OS=8,315,812&RS=8,315,812 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Vision Works IP Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Vision Works IP, Sequim, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,315,769) developed by Alfred S. Braunberger, Sequim, Wash., and Beau M. Braunberger, Upland, Calif., for an "absolute acceleration sensor for use within moving vehicles." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication system for a vehicle includes a vehicle speed sensor configured to emit a periodic function with a parameter correlated to the speed of the vehicle, an acceleration monitoring system, a braking system engagement detector to detect a braking status of the vehicle, an alerting device capable of signaling other drivers of a deceleration condition of the vehicle, and a control device. The acceleration monitoring system is configured to compute the acceleration of the vehicle from variations in the parameter of the periodic function of the vehicle speed sensor and to output a deceleration status of the vehicle. The control device is coupled to the acceleration monitoring system, the braking system engagement detector, and the alerting device, wherein the acceleration monitoring system sends signals to the control device and the control device operates the alerting device in a manner dependent on the deceleration status of the vehicle." The patent application was filed on Nov. 22, 2011 (13/302,965). 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=8,315,769&OS=8,315,769&RS=8,315,769 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Thales Avionics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Thales Avionics, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,762) developed by Paulo Correa, Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Anh Nguyen, Fullerton, Calif., for a "server design and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication system for a vehicle includes a server that includes a real time operating system, at least one cabin function application that runs on the real time operating system, and at least one in-flight entertainment application that runs on another operating system on top of the real time operating system. Thus, an in-operation entertainment system is capable of providing audio and/or visual content to a large number of locations in a cabin of the vehicle, and a cabin function system is capable of providing various cabin applications, e.g., lighting level control, attendant calling, air conditioning control, etc. at different locations in the vehicle cabin in a manner that is isolated and prioritized over the entertainment system." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2008 (12/112,154). 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=8,315,762&OS=8,315,762&RS=8,315,762 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** TP Lab Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- TP Lab, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,916) developed by Chi Fai Ho, Palo Alto, Calif., and Shin Cheung Simon Chiu, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "method and system to distribute online video." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An online video distribution network includes an online video portal and an online video merchant. In one embodiment, when the consumer orders a video, the merchant provides a pick-up ticket to the consumer. The portal uses the merchant identity in the pick-up ticket to connect to the merchant, and the merchant uses a product identity in the pick-up ticket to retrieve and send the video to the portal. In another embodiment, the portal provides the consumer with a drop-off ticket, which is provided to the merchant. The merchant connects to the portal using the portal identity in the drop-off ticket, and sends the video and a customer identity in the drop-off ticket to the portal. The portal determines a consumer record associated with the consumer identity and stores the video in the consumer record. The consumer can then easily access the video at the portal." The patent application was filed on Aug. 16, 2011 (13/211,294). 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=8,315,916&OS=8,315,916&RS=8,315,916 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intuit Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Intuit, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,895) developed by Kyle Kilat, Mountain View, Calif., Joseph Lasee, Mountain View, Calif., and Colin J. Roper, Mountain View, Calif., for a "method and system for obtaining review updates within a review and rating system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for obtaining review and rating updates within a review and rating system whereby a review and rating system is provided and a given review or rating associated with a given business, service, product, or other content is submitted to the review and rating system. Contact information associated with the user submitting the given review or rating is also obtained and then upon the occurrence of one or more events, the user submitting the original review or rating is contacted and asked to update the original review or rating and/or to provide additional data. Once the user's update to the original review or rating, and/or any additional data, is/are obtained, the given review or rating is transformed to reflect the update to the original review or rating, and/or any additional data." The patent application was filed on Oct. 5, 2009 (12/573,644). 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=8,315,895&OS=8,315,895&RS=8,315,895 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sequenom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Sequenom, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,315,805) developed by David Opalsky, San Diego, Ping Yip, San Diego, and Kishorchandra Bhakta, San Diego, for "systems and methods for testing a biological sample." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for testing samples, particularly biological samples are provided. The system includes an instrument for detecting molecules in samples, and a processor that communicates with the instrument to provide results-based control of the instrument to effect assay-based judging. For example, a system, including software, is provided that directs and performs assays such as diagnostic assays that employ a mass spectrometer. The output of the system, rather than a mass spectrum or other raw data form, is the diagnostic outcome, such as a genotype." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2002 (10/128,680). 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=8,315,805&OS=8,315,805&RS=8,315,805 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent for Method and System for GPS-denied Navigation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,315,794) developed by Dennis W. Strelow, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Alan B. Touchberry, St. Louis Park, Minn., for a "method and system for GPS-denied navigation of unmanned aerial vehicles." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for navigation of one or more unmanned aerial vehicles in an urban environment is provided. The method comprises flying at least one Global Positioning System (GPS)-aided unmanned aerial vehicle at a first altitude over an urban environment, and flying at least one GPS-denied unmanned aerial vehicle at a second altitude over the urban environment that is lower than the first altitude. The unmanned aerial vehicles are in operative communication with each other so that images can be transmitted therebetween. A first set of images from the GPS-aided unmanned aerial vehicle is captured, and a second set of images from the GPS-denied unmanned aerial vehicle is also captured. Image features from the second set of images are then matched with corresponding image features from the first set of images. A current position of the GPS-denied unmanned aerial vehicle is calculated based on the matched image features from the first and second sets of images." The patent application was filed on Sept. 5, 2006 (11/470,152). 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=8,315,794&OS=8,315,794&RS=8,315,794 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Openlane Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Openlane, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,921) developed by Zachary Emerson Hallowell, San Francisco, Susan Benson Thomas, Mesa, Ariz., and Clarence Joseph Hammond, Fremont, Calif., for "vehicle co-listing systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An embodiment of the invention is directed to a method for computer network-based sale of vehicles. An access group data structure is created. The access group data structure includes structure that defines association of web sites, users and vehicles associated with an access group. Whether vehicles are visible on respective web sites is controlled based on the access group, and access by the user is allowed to respective items in the access group based on whether a user is associated with the access group. Another embodiment includes providing an access group object, wherein the access group object includes properties that define association of web sites, users and vehicles associated with an access group. Another embodiment is directed to a computerized system for vehicle sale including a web server." The patent application was filed on March 2, 2007 (11/681,729). 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=8,315,921&OS=8,315,921&RS=8,315,921 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** HeartFlow Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- HeartFlow, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,814) developed by Charles A. Taylor, Menlo Park, Calif., Timothy A. Fonte, San Francisco, and Christopher K. Zarins, Menlo Park, Calif., for a "method and system for patient-specific modeling of blood flow." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific data. The at least one computer system may be further configured to create a physics-based model relating to a blood flow characteristic of the patient's heart and determine a fractional flow reserve within the patient's heart based on the three-dimensional model and the physics-based model." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2011 (13/014,857). 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=8,315,814&OS=8,315,814&RS=8,315,814 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Thermal Management Techniques in an Electronic Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,746) developed by eight co-inventors for "thermal management techniques in an electronic device." The co-inventors are Keith Cox, Campbell, Calif., Andrew Bradley Just, San Francisco, Matthew G. Watson, San Francisco, Eric Albert, Mountain View, Calif., David Powers, Morgan Hill, Canada, Daniel Ariel West, San Jose, Calif., Donald J. Novotne, San Jose, Calif., and Michael F. Culbert, Monte Sereno, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A thermal manager has a digital filter whose input is to receive raw temperature values from a sensor and whose output is to provide processed or filtered temperature values according to a filter function that correlates temperature at the sensor with temperature at another location in the device. The thermal manager has a look-up table that further correlates temperature at the sensor with temperature at the other location. The look-up table contains a list of processed temperature sensor values, and/or a list of temperatures representing the temperature at the other location, and their respective power consumption change commands. The thermal manager accesses the look-up table using selected, filtered temperature values, to identify their respective power consumption change commands. The latter are then evaluated and may be applied, to mitigate a thermal at the other location. Other embodiments are also described and claimed." The patent application was filed on Feb. 13, 2009 (12/370,946). 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=8,315,746&OS=8,315,746&RS=8,315,746 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Media Play Optimization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,906) developed by four co-inventors for a media play optimization. The co-inventors are Chad Steelberg, Newport Beach, Calif., Ryan Steelberg, Irvine, Calif., Scott Beauchamp, Newport Beach, Calif., and Russell Kevin Ketchum, Newport Beach, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods, and a user interface for automatically scheduling a media play is disclosed. The user can specify criteria for play of the media play, including times, stations, and/or external criteria such as a weather condition or the occurrence of an event. Information relevant to the entered criteria is received and assessed against the criteria to determine if the criteria are met. Responsive to the received information meeting the criteria for play of the media play, an accessor accesses the media play inventory and inserts the media play into a media feed." The patent application was filed on June 1, 2006 (11/445,768). 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=8,315,906&OS=8,315,906&RS=8,315,906 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** First Data Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- First Data, Greenwood Village, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,315,929) developed by four co-inventors for an "online incremental payment method." The co-inventors are Terry Allen-Rouman, South San Francisco, Calif., John Joseph Mascavage III, San Mateo, Calif., Margaret Morgan Weichert, San Carlos, Calif., and Robert Edwin Dravenstott, San Mateo, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to the invention, a process for transferring funds between a payor and a payee in an online transaction is disclosed. In one step, information is received from the payor for debiting a bank account associated with the payor. Authorization is transmitted to the payee to request debits from the payor. The total of all debit requests does not exceed an amount that is authorized. A first request is received from the payee to debit the customer a first portion of the amount. A first debit is initiated from the bank account for the first portion of the amount. A second request is received from the payee to debit the payor a second portion of the amount. A second debit is initiated from the bank account for the second portion of the amount." The patent application was filed on Jan. 17, 2007 (11/624,183). 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=8,315,929&OS=8,315,929&RS=8,315,929 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Wal-Mart Stores Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., has been assigned a patent (8,315,849) developed by Abhishek Gattani, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Anand Rajaraman, Palo Alto, Calif., for "selecting terms in a document." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Determining a mapping between a textual representation in a document and a concept is disclosed. A document is received. A set of candidate textual representations in the document is identified. For at least one candidate textual representation included in the set, an associated concept included in a taxonomy of concepts is determined. The candidate textual representation and the associated concept are provided as output." The patent application was filed on April 9, 2010 (12/757,899). 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=8,315,849&OS=8,315,849&RS=8,315,849 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,927) developed by Mark Vilrokx, San Mateo, Calif., for "simulating the effects of proposed rule changes on calculated labor time." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are described herein for managing labor time information. With respect to one implementation, among others, a labor time management system includes a time data storage device configured to store labor time. The labor time is related to the working time that one or more employees worked over a certain time period. The system also includes a time calculation rules engine and a rule set module. Furthermore, the system includes a simulation system configured to extract at least a portion of the labor time from the time data storage device and apply a proposed rule set on the extracted labor time." The patent application was filed on Sept. 4, 2008 (12/204,159). 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=8,315,927&OS=8,315,927&RS=8,315,927 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Mitchell Repair Information Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Mitchell Repair Information, Poway, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,760) developed by David Costantino, San Diego, for a "method and system for retrieving diagnostic information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method, and apparatus for retrieving trouble codes from an equipment under diagnosis and retrieving only relevant diagnostic information relative to the returned codes from one or more remote diagnostic libraries. An electronic diagnostic library contains diagnostic vehicle information tagged with trouble code identification ID's at a first location, and a diagnostic tool at a second location requests only relevant diagnostic information from the electronic library that is tagged with trouble code identification ID's corresponding to the retrieved trouble codes and information identifying the equipment under diagnosis. The diagnostic tool receives the specific diagnostic vehicle information at the first location and may store the specific vehicle information locally prior to displaying an index to the information to a repair technician." The patent application was filed on Dec. 3, 2008 (12/327,170). 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=8,315,760&OS=8,315,760&RS=8,315,760 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,919) developed by Louis Perrochon, Moutain View, Calif., and Arturo Crespo, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a "distributed electronic commerce system with merchant bidding for sales of items." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electronic commerce system includes a broker that enables customers to purchase an item from a merchant, where one or more merchants provide bids to sell the item to the customer. In one embodiment, the broker can sell the item to the customer for a defined price determined based on pricing criteria, and then accept bids from merchants offering the item for sale to select a merchant to provide the item based on selection criteria. In another embodiment, the bidding is done in real time before the item is sold to the customer. The broker selects a merchant out of the merchants providing bids, and the broker quotes a price to the customer. Once the customer has agreed to pay the price, the broker can sell the item to the customer. The broker manages the completion of the transaction and payment of the merchant." The patent application was filed on Aug. 17, 2007 (11/840,527). 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=8,315,919&OS=8,315,919&RS=8,315,919 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** j2 Global Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- j2 Global Communications, Hollywood, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,903) developed by Nehemia Zucker, Encino, Calif., for a "method for cross-promoting communications services." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method to promote use of one communication service by associating it with another service and offering incentives to use the first service in return for use of the second service. Other embodiments are also described and claimed." The patent application was filed on Nov. 15, 2010 (12/946,633). 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=8,315,903&OS=8,315,903&RS=8,315,903 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Palo Alto Research Center Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,898) developed by Markus P.J. Fromherz, Palo Alto, Calif., for "planning and scheduling reconfigurable systems around off-line resources." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system is provided to allow for planning and scheduling the work flow for reconfigurable production systems having a plurality of modules, which may have alternative capabilities. The system includes a system controller, at least one planning function for planning the production of work units without utilizing off-line modules, and at least one scheduling function for scheduling the production of work units without utilizing off-line modules." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2002 (10/284,514). 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=8,315,898&OS=8,315,898&RS=8,315,898 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Audience Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Audience, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,857) developed by four co-inventors for "systems and methods for audio signal analysis and modification." The co-inventors are David Klein, Mountain View, Calif., Stephen Malinowski, Mountain View, Calif., Lloyd Watts, Mountain View, Calif., and Bernard Mont-Reynaud, Mountain View, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for modification of an audio input signal are provided. In exemplary embodiments, an adaptive multiple-model optimizer is configured to generate at least one source model parameter for facilitating modification of an analyzed signal. The adaptive multiple-model optimizer comprises a segment grouping engine and a source grouping engine. The segment grouping engine is configured to group simultaneous feature segments to generate at least one segment model. The at least one segment model is used by the source grouping engine to generate at least one source model, which comprises the at least one source model parameter. Control signals for modification of the analyzed signal may then be generated based on the at least one source model parameter." The patent application was filed on May 30, 2006 (11/444,060). 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=8,315,857&OS=8,315,857&RS=8,315,857 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Illumina Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Illumina, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,315,817) developed by four co-inventors for an "independently removable nucleic acid sequencing system and method." The co-inventors are Robert C. Kain, San Diego, David L. Heiner, San Diego, Chanfeng Zhao, San Diego, and Kevin Gunderson, Encinitas, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique for sequencing nucleic acids in an automated or semi-automated manner is disclosed. Sample arrays of a multitude of nucleic acid sites are processed in multiple cycles to add nucleotides to the material to be sequenced, detect the nucleotides added to sites, and to de-block the added nucleotides of blocking agents and tags used to identify the last added nucleotide. Multiple parameters of the system are monitored to enable diagnosis and correction of problems as they occur during sequencing of the samples. Quality control routines are run during sequencing to determine quality of samples, and quality of the data collected." The patent application was filed on June 25, 2009 (12/492,073). 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=8,315,817&OS=8,315,817&RS=8,315,817 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** eBay Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- eBay, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,917) developed by Jean-David Ruvini, Los Gatos, Calif., Neelakantan Sundaresan, Mountain View, Calif., and Badrul M. Sarwar, San Jose, Calif., for "catalog generation based on divergent listings." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and a system are described for catalog generation based on divergent listings. For example, a listing module may receive a divergent listing and collect data corresponding to an item in the listing. Each divergent listing of an item for sale is divergent with respect to other listings of the same item for sale. A calculation module may calculate an entropy value based on the collected data, the entropy value indicating a degree of difference between the item in the listing and a product in a catalog. A catalog module may associate the listing to the product in the catalog based on the entropy value." The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2011 (13/285,893). 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=8,315,917&OS=8,315,917&RS=8,315,917 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Move Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Move, Westlake Village, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,911) developed by eight co-inventors for a "mortgage and real estate data integration and presentation system." The co-inventors are Todd Andrew Callow, Los Gatos, Calif., Sumeet Bhatia, Los Angeles, Duke Tsao-Ming Fan, San Jose, Calif., David Kramer, Wylie, Texas, Bruce Mitchell, San Francisco, Vaughan Allan Smith, Menlo Park, Calif., Susan Stewart, San Jose, Calif., and Clifton Ray Williams, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of presenting real estate data is provided. A plurality of property listings can be presented, and a selection of one of the presented property listings may be received from a user. The user may be associated with a financial profile, which may be specified via user input. In response to receiving the selection by the user, at least one loan offer corresponding to the property listing may be automatically presented, for example, together with the property listing. The loan offer may be at least partially based on the financial profile, and may also be based on a property corresponding to the selected property listing. For example, the property listing and the financial profile may be automatically transmitted to one or more loan providers in response to receiving the selection by the user of the property listing, and in response loan offers may be received from some of the loan providers." The patent application was filed on Sept. 3, 2009 (12/553,456). 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=8,315,911&OS=8,315,911&RS=8,315,911 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Aruba Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Aruba Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,896) developed by Michael R. Tennefoss, Portola Valley, Calif., for a "network device and method for calculating energy savings based on remote work location." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Calculating and validating energy savings. Energy savings from programs such as telework are calculated and validated through the use of authenticated remote access systems. A person or device working away from the place of work authenticates themselves with a remote access system using a personal digital device. Through such authenticated remote access logs including location information, systems can determine where a person and/or device is, and is not. Energy savings can be calculated based not only on the energy expenditures of avoided travel, but also on the energy expenditures saved at the place of work location. These energy savings may be summed over employees and/or devices and/or places of work. Energy savings are documented, and may be expressed in terms of KWH, BTUs, metric tons of CO2, or other similarly derivable units. These may be used for example for credit trading. Such monitoring, calculating, and trading may be locally provided, offered as a managed service, or provided as a Software as a Service application for individuals, devices, groups of individuals, groups of devices, or enterprises." The patent application was filed on July 30, 2010 (12/847,943). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,315,896&OS=8,315,896&RS=8,315,896 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Pricelock Finance Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Pricelock Finance, Omaha, Neb., has been assigned a patent (8,315,889) developed by Steven M. Menzies, Omaha, Neb., Jeffrey A. Silver, Omaha, Neb., and Christopher W. Overton, Alameda, Calif., for a "home resale value protection plan." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A Home Resale Value Protection Plan provides a payment to a homeowner should the homeowner have to sell his or her house at a loss, wherein the loss is attributable to an overall drop in the housing market. In exchange for an upfront fee, the homeowner would receive a payment for the lesser of their actual loss or the loss calculated by multiplying their original purchase price by the proportional drop in an appropriate published house price index." The patent application was filed on April 15, 2010 (12/760,629). 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=8,315,889&OS=8,315,889&RS=8,315,889 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** HeartFlow Assigned Patent for Method and System for Patient-specific Modeling of Blood Flow ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- HeartFlow, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,813) developed by Charles A. Taylor, Menlo Park, Calif., Timothy A. Fonte, San Francisco, and Gilwoo Choi, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "method and system for patient-specific modeling of blood flow." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific data. The at least one computer system may be further configured to create a physics-based model relating to a blood flow characteristic of the patient's heart and determine a fractional flow reserve within the patient's heart based on the three-dimensional model and the physics-based model." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2011 (13/014,841). 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=8,315,813&OS=8,315,813&RS=8,315,813 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sharp Electronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Sharp Electronics, Huntington Beach, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,912) developed by Shinichiro Yahiro, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Mika Otomo, Huntington Beach, Calif., for an "integrated solar agent business model." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of delivering a solar system and related services from a solar system vendor to a customer is provided. The method includes estimating the customer's solar system requirements, delivering the estimated requirements to the customer, providing a sales lead that includes the estimated requirements to a contractor, the contractor contacting the customer to perform a sales close, ordering the solar system products from the solar system vendor, and issuing a payment for the products to the solar system vendor. The method of delivering solar services further includes supplying a first set of solar system components from the solar system vendor and a second set of solar system components from a third-party vendor, configuring all or a portion of the solar system components in accordance with the solar system requirements, shipping the solar system to the customer's site, and installing the system on the customer's site. The method for delivering solar services further includes financing the solar system by providing a loan from a financial institution to the customer, providing periodic payments from the customer to the financial institution, and providing payments from the financial institution to the contractor and from the contractor to the solar system vendor. An optional network monitoring service may also be provided." The patent application was filed on Nov. 5, 2010 (12/940,732). 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=8,315,912&OS=8,315,912&RS=8,315,912 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Ticketmaster Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Ticketmaster, West Hollywood, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,918) developed by eight co-inventors for "systems for dynamically allocating finite or unique resources." The co-inventors are Andrew Karonis, Europort, Gibraltar, Brendan Ross, Toronto, Shigeki Hirose, Sammamish, Wash., Dennis Denker, Scottsdale, Ariz., Happy Kush, Venice, Calif., Adam Sussman, Los Angeles, Craig Mclane, South Pasadena, Calif., and Sean Moriarty, Pasadena, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is related to electronically allocating finite or limited resources. In an embodiment, a computer system is configured to receive bids over a network from a first plurality of users for a limited number of units, the bids including associated bid amounts. A data store is operable to store the bid amounts. Program code is stored in computer readable memory and is configured to determine which bids are winning bids, determine a unit price for units associated with the winning bids, wherein the unit price associated with the winning bids is based on the lowest winning bid amount, and units can be tickets." The patent application was filed on Aug. 28, 2009 (12/550,248). 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=8,315,918&OS=8,315,918&RS=8,315,918 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intuit Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Intuit, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,924) developed by James Alan Schneider, San Jose, Calif., Rajalakshmi Ganesan, Los Altos Hills, Calif., and William T. Laaser, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for automating accounting with check vouchers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates automated accounting. During operation, the system receives a check voucher at a system, wherein the check voucher corresponds to a check. Next, the system performs an optical character recognition (OCR) operation on the check voucher to identify a set of tokens printed on the check voucher. The system then searches a dictionary of tokens for open invoices to identify a match between the set of tokens printed on the check voucher and tokens associated with an open invoice. Next, the system determines an amount of the check by determining the value of an amount token printed on the check voucher. Finally, the system applies a payment for the amount of the check to the open invoice." The patent application was filed on July 2, 2009 (12/497,450). 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=8,315,924&OS=8,315,924&RS=8,315,924 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Generating a Proposed Bid ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,908) developed by Ervin Peretz, Redmond, Wash., and Sasank Mudunuri, San Francisco, for a "generating a proposed bid." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method for generating a proposed bid includes receiving an input generated by a first content provider as part For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://targetednews.com.

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