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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Dec. 6)

[December 06, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Dec. 6)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Massachusetts.

*** MathWorks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- MathWorks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,327,029) developed by Rob Purser, Wayland, Mass., for a "unified software construct representing multiple synchronized hardware systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In an embodiment, a session associated with a first hardware device that sends or receives a first data stream and a second hardware device that sends or receives a second data stream may be provided. The session may be used to access information related to the first hardware device and the second hardware device. The accessed information may be used to identify a strategy from among a plurality of strategies for synchronizing either the first data stream and the second data stream or the first hardware device and the second hardware device. The identified strategy may be applied to synchronize either the first data stream and the second data stream or the first hardware device and the second hardware device." The patent application was filed on March 12, 2010 (12/723,157). 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=8,327,029.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,029&RS=PN/8,327,029 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.


*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Method and System for Selecting a Data Compression Technique for Data Transfer through a Data Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,327,026) developed by Anoop Tripathi, Lake Zurich, Ill., Ronald A. Fowler, Westford, Mass., and James Hiscock, Rockport, Mass., for a "method and system for selecting a data compression technique for data transfer through a data network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for selecting a data compression technique for data transfer through a data network is provided. During call setup, information is gathered from the network infrastructure by receiving feedback from smart network devices, reviewing calls logs, or by accessing a network topology database, and the information can then be used to select a desired compression technique. During a call, a media terminating end device or a call control server will monitor call connection performance specific to the data transfer pathway used for the call connection, and may adjust the data compression to conform with the performance that the connection is providing at any given moment. Performance parameters such as delay, jitter, and compression ratios can be measured in real-time for a call to determine if a change in compression is deemed beneficial. In this manner, the compression method can be chosen based on real time network performance." The patent application was filed on July 1, 2004 (10/883,148). 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=8,327,026.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,026&RS=PN/8,327,026 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Augmenting a Virtual Machine Hosting Environment from within a Virtual Machine ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,326,449) developed by George Hartz, Salem, N.H., Chad Nale, Pelham, N.H., and David Fusari, Groton, Mass., for "augmenting a virtual machine hosting environment from within a virtual machine." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods augment a virtual machine (computer) hosting environment from within a virtual machine. A communication channel between the virtual machine and the player is used to send instructions to the player to load and execute requested software modules. Requests to load and execute the modules may originate in the corporate network and may be issued by the corporate network administrator. If a requested module is not stored on the host computer, the virtual machine may upload the module, via the communication channel, to the player. The uploaded module may, for example: (a) install a required upgrade in the host operating system; (b) execute virus checking software on the host computer; or (c) install a corporate network-provided secure printing module that enables software being executed by the host computer to print on devices connected to the host computer." The patent application was filed on April 4, 2008 (12/062,610). 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=8,326,449.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,449&RS=PN/8,326,449 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Analog Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Analog Devices, Norwood, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,325,790) developed by Haim Primo, Gane Tikwa, Israel, Yosef Stein, Sharon, Mass., and Wei An, Newton, Mass., for "equalization for OFDM communication." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The problem of inefficient channel impulse-response processing is addressed by processing different parts of a channel impulse response to accurately locate channel taps, and to generate more than one set of equalization coefficients. This allows the most-suited equalization coefficient to be selected based on a selection criterion." The patent application was filed on Aug. 3, 2009 (12/534,359). 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=8,325,790&OS=8,325,790&RS=8,325,790 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intelect Medical, Medical College of Wisconsin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Intelect Medical, Cleveland, and Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, have been assigned a patent (8,326,433) developed by six co-inventors for a "clinician programmer system and method for calculating volumes of activation for monopolar and bipolar electrode configurations." The co-inventors are David Arthur Blum, Boston, Keith Carlton, Cleveland, Alan Greszler, Bay Village, Ohio, Scott Kokones, Cleveland, Troy Sparks, Woodbury, Minn., and Christopher Butson, Wauwatosa, Wis.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for providing a volume of activation (VOA) of a stimulation electrode leadwire may include a processor that calculates a VOA for each of a plurality of sets of parameter settings of the leadwire, stores in a database each of the calculated VOAs in association with the respective set of parameter settings for which it was calculated, performs a curve fitting on threshold values determined for a plurality of waveforms to obtain an equation, obtains a set of parameter settings of the leadwire for a stimulation, and determines a VOA for the obtained set of parameter settings based on the stored VOAs, for example, using the equation." The patent application was filed on May 15, 2009 (12/454,312). 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=8,326,433.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,433&RS=PN/8,326,433 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cardiac Pacemakers Assigned Patent for System and Method for RF Wake-up of Implantable Medical Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Cardiac Pacemakers, St. Paul, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,326,424) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method for RF wake-up of implantable medical device." The co-inventors are Joseph E. Bange, Eagan, Minn., Allan T. Koshiol, Lino Lakes, Minn., Karen M. Kramer, Stillwater, Minn., Paul Holmquist, Andover, Minn., and Thomas J. Harris, Shoreview, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A telemetry system is presented for enabling radio-frequency (RF) communications between an implantable medical device and an external device in a manner which reduces the power requirements of the implantable device by duty cycling its circuitry. A wakeup scheme for the implantable device is provided in which the external device transmits a data segment containing a repeating sequence of special wakeup characters in order to establish a communications session with the implantable device. The wakeup scheme may be designed to operate in the context of a handshaking protocol for collision avoidance." The patent application was filed on Aug. 26, 2011 (13/218,672). 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=8,326,424.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,424&RS=PN/8,326,424 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NeuroMetrix Assigned Patent for Method for Automated Analysis of Submaximal F-waves ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- NeuroMetrix, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,326,410) developed by Xuan Kong, Acton, Mass., Pansy Bansal, Waltham, Mass., and Shai N. Gozani, Brookline, Mass., for a "method for automated analysis of submaximal F-waves." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel submaximal F-wave acquisition and analysis system that employs computational intelligence to set up submaximal F-wave acquisition conditions and to extract submaximal F-wave features automatically, without operator intervention." The patent application was filed on Nov. 2, 2005 (11/265,027). 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=8,326,410.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,410&RS=PN/8,326,410 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** FMR Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- FMR, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,326,728) developed by five co-inventors for an "income product selector--purchase solver." The co-inventors are Stephen J. Devaney, Lexington, Mass., Andrey Lyalko, Boston, Steven A. Feinschreiber, Norton, Mass., Klara B. Iskoz, Newton, Mass., and Robert L. Macdonald, Duxbury, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A target income mix is expressed as a set of weights in a portfolio of one or more classes of income generating financial products to meet a first income need indicative of essential expenses and a second income need indicative of discretionary expenses for a user. The target income mix is converted to dollar amounts to invest in the classes of income generating products to meet the first and second income needs. Using the target income mix percentage weights, initial purchase amounts are determined from the user's available assets. The initial purchase amounts for each of the classes of income generating products can be adjusted until the overall portfolio is projected to produce enough after-tax income to meet the first income need at a first predetermined confidence level or return assumption and meet the first income need and the second income need at a second predetermined confidence level." The patent application was filed on Dec. 6, 2011 (13/312,422). 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=8,326,728&OS=8,326,728&RS=8,326,728 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Stubhub Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Stubhub, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,326,696) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and methods for a personal seat license auction." The co-inventors are Leigh Goldstein, San Francisco, Dave Gershon, Newton, Mass., Greg Ivry, San Francisco, Geoff Ladestro, San Francisco, and Rucha Humnabadlar, San Francisco.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and methods for a personal seat license (PSL) auction are described. The PSL auction is designed to maximize revenue while providing bidders with a fun and engaging experience. In general, the PSL auction extends over multiple days, and PSLs are auctioned in mixed quantities of small lots so that inventory gets the most exposure. The list end times for the PSL listings are staggered to provide a dynamic online marketplace where PSL listings are closing all of the time. This provides more bidders that bid on multiple lots and more chances for bidders to return if they are unsuccessful on a given day." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2010 (12/888,694). 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=8,326,696&OS=8,326,696&RS=8,326,696 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** MathWorks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- MathWorks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,326,750) developed by Paul Po Wang, Framingham, Mass., for an "object oriented financial analysis tool." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A financial analysis program includes an object oriented architecture having a number of abstract classes associated with performing financial calculations. The abstract classes include an instruments class that defines a number of financial instruments in a hierarchical manner. The abstract classes also include a models class that defines a number of objects or functions used to perform financial calculations. The program also includes an interface to allow a user to pass instrument parameters to the objects or functions and execute the object or function using the instrument parameters." The patent application was filed on May 9, 2012 (13/467,801). 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=8,326,750&OS=8,326,750&RS=8,326,750 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Verivue Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Verivue, Westford, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,325,764) developed by four co-inventors for "canonical scheduling for heterogeneous content delivery." The co-inventors are Craig Frink, Chelmsford, Mass., Santosh Krishnan, Windham, N.H., Weidong Xu, Westford, Mass., and Qin-Fan Zhu, Acton, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for canonical scheduling for heterogeneous content delivery. A content stream of bits is preprocessed by dividing the content stream of bits into data packets and assigning a timestamp to each data packet. The preprocessed content stream of bits is transmitted upon request from a receiver. A second timestamp based on the assigned timestamp from at least a portion of the respective data packets is established. The data packets are scheduled for transmission based on the second timestamp. The data packets are transmitted based on the schedule." The patent application was filed on Feb. 24, 2009 (12/391,975). 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=8,325,764&OS=8,325,764&RS=8,325,764 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,325,736) developed by four co-inventors for a "propagation of minimum guaranteed scheduling rates among scheduling layers in a hierarchical schedule." The co-inventors are Earl T. Cohen, Fremont, Calif., Robert Olsen, Dublin, Calif., Christopher J. Kappler, Waltham, Mass., and Anna Charny, Sudbury, Mass..

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A hierarchy of schedules propagate minimum guaranteed scheduling rates among scheduling layers in a hierarchical schedule. The minimum guaranteed scheduling rate for a parent schedule entry is typically based on the summation of the minimum guaranteed scheduling rates of its immediate child schedule entries. This propagation of minimum rate scheduling guarantees for a class of traffic can be dynamic (e.g., based on the active traffic for this class of traffic, active services for this class of traffic), or statically configured. One embodiment also includes multiple scheduling lanes for scheduling items, such as, but not limited to packets or indications thereof, such that different categories of traffic (e.g., propagated minimum guaranteed scheduling rate, non-propagated minimum guaranteed scheduling rate, high priority, excess rate, etc.) of scheduled items can be propagated through the hierarchy of schedules accordingly without being blocked behind a lower priority or different type of traffic." The patent application was filed on April 18, 2009 (12/426,245). 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=8,325,736&OS=8,325,736&RS=8,325,736 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Invention Science Fund I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Invention Science Fund I, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,326,645) developed by six co-inventors for a "verification technique for patient diagnosis and treatment." The co-inventors are Edward K.Y. Jung, Bellevue, Wash., Royce A. Levien, Lexington, Mass., Robert W. Lord, Seattle, Mark A. Malamud, Seattle, John D. Rinaldo Jr., Bellevue, Wash., and Lowell L. Wood Jr., Livermore, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Exemplary embodiments provide a verification technique that facilitates administration of a health-related procedure to an intended recipient patient or group of patients. An interface template may be configured to establish verifiable matching engagement between the patient and various types of objects used to administer the health-related procedure." The patent application was filed on Oct. 12, 2006 (11/580,692). 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=8,326,645&OS=8,326,645&RS=8,326,645 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Airmar Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Airmar Technology, Milford, N.H., has been assigned a patent (8,326,561) developed by five co-inventors for a dynamic motion control. The co-inventors are Alfonso R. Navarro Jr., Manchester, N.H., Frederic S. Boericke II, Mount Vernon, N.H., Kenneth D. Rolt, Westford, Mass., Stephen G. Boucher, Amherst, N.H., and Roger H. Tancrell, Wilmington, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment a method and corresponding apparatus are arranged to determine an accurate device heading by continuously combining an average magnetic heading with the compensated inertial heading. The example embodiment obtains the compensated inertial heading by compensating for a time delay of an inertial heading." The patent application was filed on May 20, 2008 (12/154,147). 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=8,326,561&OS=8,326,561&RS=8,326,561 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Dialog Filtering for Filling Out a Form ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,326,622) developed by Carl Joseph Kraenzel, Boston, David M. Lubensky, Brookfield, Conn., and Baiju Dhirajlal Mandalia, Boca Raton, Fla., for a "dialog filtering for filling out a form." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention discloses a system and method for filling out a form from a dialog between a caller and a call center agent. The caller and the caller center agent can have the dialog in the form of telephone conversation, instant messaging chat or email exchange. The system and method provides a list of named entities specific to the call center operation and uses a translation and transcription minor to filter relevant elements from the dialog between the caller and the call center agent. The relevant elements filtered from the dialog are subsequently displayed on the call center agent's computer screen to fill out application forms automatically or through drag and drop operations by the call center agent." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2008 (12/236,183). 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=8,326,622&OS=8,326,622&RS=8,326,622 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Analog Devices Assigned Patent for Tap Detection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Analog Devices, Norwood, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,326,569) developed by James M. Lee, Northborough, Mass., and Jon Austen Williams, Cambridge, Mass., for a tap detection.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methodology and circuitry for determining if a device, such as a cellular phone or personal digital assistant has been tapped is disclosed. The device includes an accelerometer and in response to an acceleration, the accelerometer outputs an acceleration signal. The accelerometer may continuously output an acceleration signal even if no acceleration occurs. A tap detection device receives the temporally sampled acceleration signal and takes the first derivative of the temporally sampled acceleration signal producing one or more derivative values. The tap detection system compares each derivative value to a threshold value and if the derivative value exceeds the threshold a tap is detected. By taking the derivative of the acceleration signal, the noise floor for the acceleration signal is reduced leading to more accurate results with less false positives and less positive negatives." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2009 (12/571,748). 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=8,326,569&OS=8,326,569&RS=8,326,569 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** iRobot Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- iRobot, Bedford, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,326,469) developed by five co-inventors for "autonomous behaviors for a remote vehicle." The co-inventors are Emilie Phillips, Brookline, N.H., Aaron Powers, Arlington, Mass., Andrew Shein, Winchester, Mass., Josef P. Jamieson, Billerica, Mass., and Tyson Sawyer, Brookline, N.H.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for enhancing operational efficiency of a remote vehicle using a diagnostic behavior. The method comprises inputting and analyzing data received from a plurality of sensors to determine the existence of deviations from normal operation of the remote vehicle, updating parameters in a reference mobility model based on deviations from normal operation, and revising strategies to achieve an operational goal of the remote vehicle to accommodate deviations from normal operation. An embedded simulation and training system for a remote vehicle. The system comprises a software architecture installed on the operator control unit and including software routines and drivers capable of carrying out mission simulations and training." The patent application was filed on July 16, 2007 (11/826,486). 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=8,326,469&OS=8,326,469&RS=8,326,469 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,326,576) developed by Man-On Pun, Cambridge, Mass., for "detecting power quality events in power distribution networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Power quality (PQ) events in a waveform in a power distribution network are detected by sampling the waveform. For each sample, a normalized sample is determined by subtracting an undistorted waveform from the sample. An accumulated weighted log-likelihood ratio (LLR) is determined for all normalized samples, as well as a minimum of the accumulated weighted LLR. If the difference between the accumulated weighted LLR an the minimum LLR is greater than a predetermined threshold, then the PQ event is signaled. The network can be a smart grid." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2009 (12/650,368). 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=8,326,576&OS=8,326,576&RS=8,326,576 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Lupine Investments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Lupine Investments, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,326,361) developed by Feyzi Celik, Hopkinton, Mass., for a "phone to phone data exchange." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An information management system for operation over a network includes a first mobile device having a first application module, the first mobile device operating over the network and in communication with a second mobile device having a second application module, a first operating system residing on the first mobile device configured to detect a communication event between the first mobile device and the second mobile device, and an address book module residing on the second mobile device. The first application module is configured to send information associated with the first mobile device to the second mobile device in association with a detection of the communication event." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2011 (13/289,650). 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=8,326,361.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,361&RS=PN/8,326,361 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Airvana Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Airvana, Chelmsford, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,326,342) developed by four co-inventors for an "information sharing in a private access point network." The co-inventors are Balaji Raghothaman, Hollis, N.H., Deepak Das, Arlington, Mass., Anand Srinivas, Cambridge, Mass., and Pierre A. Humblet, Cambridge, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This description relates to information sharing in a private access point network." The patent application was filed on Nov. 18, 2011 (13/300,242). 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=8,326,342.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,342&RS=PN/8,326,342 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Nashua, N.H., has been assigned a patent (8,326,309) developed by Apurva N. Mody, Lowell, Mass., and Ranga Reddy, Bridgewater, N.J., for a "resource allocation in co-existence mode." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are disclosed that allow for resource allocation during situations requiring co-existence in cognitive radios. Even under situations of bandwidth scarcity, the techniques allow various users to be guaranteed quality of service (QoS) by proper distribution and allocation of resources. The techniques allow wireless communication systems to operate in a normal mode and a co-existence mode. In the co-existence mode of operation, sub-frame creation, sharing and zone formation schemes are implemented that enable the existing underlying frame structure to remain intact and inter-operable with the legacy systems and at the same time, provide a guaranteed QoS. The zones effectively create partitions in space, time and frequency, which result in interference avoidance and allow various users in neighboring cells to communicate on the same frequencies." The patent application was filed on March 6, 2009 (12/399,730). 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=8,326,309.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,309&RS=PN/8,326,309 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** eBay Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- eBay, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,315) developed by five co-inventors for a location-based services. The co-inventors are Alan Phillips, Hopkinton, Mass., Frank Schroth, Milton, Mass., Geoffrey M. Palmer, Newton, Mass., Stefan G. Zielinski, Watertown, Mass. And Colin M. Cunningham III, Cambridge, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as social networking, providing demographic information, tracking mobile devices, providing business information, providing an adaptable user interface, remotely effecting a change on a portable electronic device, providing a geofence, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, providing location-based alerts, verifying transactions and tailoring information to the behavior of a user." The patent application was filed on March 23, 2007 (11/690,720). 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=8,326,315.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,315&RS=PN/8,326,315 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cognex Technology and Investment Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Cognex Technology and Investment, Mount View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,084) developed by Cyril C. Marrion Jr., Acton, Mass., and Sanjay Nichani, Natick, Mass., for a "system and method of auto-exposure control for image acquisition hardware using three dimensional information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method of auto-exposure control is provided for image acquisition hardware using three dimensional information to identify a region(s) of interest within an acquired 2D image or images upon which to apply traditional auto-exposure techniques. By performing auto-exposure analysis over the region of interest, the acquisition property settings can be assigned such that the light levels within the region of interest fall within the linear range, producing sufficient grayscale information for identifying particular objects and profiles in subsequently acquired images. For example, in a machine vision application that detects people passing through a doorway, the region of interest can be the portion of the 2D image that generated 3D features of a head and shoulders profile within a 3D model of the doorway scene. With higher quality images, more accurate detection of people candidates within the monitored scene results." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2004 (11/019,931). 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=83,26,084.PN.&OS=PN/83,26,084&RS=PN/83,26,084 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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