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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Jersey (Dec. 13)

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New Jersey.

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AT&T Intellectual Property II Assigned Patent for System and Method of Dynamically Modifying a Spoken Dialog System to Reduce Hardware Requirements

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- AT&T Intellectual Property II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,332,226) developed by Mazin G. Rahim, Warren, N.J., and Juergen Schroeter, New Providence, N.J., for "system and method of dynamically modifying a spoken dialog system to reduce hardware requirements."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for providing a scalable spoken dialog system are disclosed. The method comprises receiving information which may be internal to the system or external to the system and dynamically modifying at least one module within a spoken dialog system according to the received information. The modules may be one or more of an automatic speech recognition, natural language understanding, dialog management and text-to-speech module or engine. Dynamically modifying the module may improve hardware performance or improve a specific caller's speech processing accuracy, for example. The modification of the modules or hardware may also be based on an application or a task, or based on a current portion of a dialog."

The patent application was filed on Jan. 7, 2005 (11/030,923). 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=8,332,226&OS=8,332,226&RS=8,332,226

Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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Goldman Sachs Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- Goldman Sachs, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,332,303) developed by Alan Mark Buckwalter, Glen Rock, N.J., and John Paul Xenakis, Red Bank, N.J., for a "method and apparatus for monitoring and evaluating trade activity."

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The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods, apparatus, computer program code and means for generating quality data associated with an option order are provided. In some embodiments, an option order is received, the option order including information identifying a customer, and information identifying a desired option. The option order is associated with an order time. First national best bid and offer (NBBO) data are identified for the desired option at the order time. Execution information associated with the option order are identified, where the execution information includes information identifying a price, an exchange, and an execution time. Second NBBO data for the desired option at the execution time is identified, and the execution information is compared with at least one of the first and second NBBO data."

The patent application was filed on Sept. 18, 2002 (10/246,562). 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=8,332,303&OS=8,332,303&RS=8,332,303

Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

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International Business Machines Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,332,256) developed by five co-inventors for a "social network marketing plan monitoring method and system." The co-inventors are Kuntal Dey, West Bengal, India, Natwar Modani, New Delhi, India, Amit Anil Nanavati, New Delhi, India, Subramanya Kabbinahithlu Narayana Prasad, Bangalore, India, and Zheng Zhu, Bridgewater, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A monitoring method and system. The method retrieving by a computer, first data associated with a marketing plan associated with social networks and second data associated with marketing plan objectives. The computer processor identifies social network effects associated with the marketing plan objectives, business key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with the marketing plan objectives, and social network KPIs associated with the associated social network effects. The computer processor represents a marketing plan measurement model comprising a mathematical relationship between the business KPIs and the social network KPIs. The computer processor monitors changes associated with the business KPIs and the social network KPIs and generates and stores a report indicating the changes."

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The patent application was filed on Jan. 11, 2010 (12/685,170). 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=8,332,256&OS=8,332,256&RS=8,332,256

Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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Turgut Aykin Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- Turgut Aykin, Hazlet, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,332,249) developed by Turgut Aykin, Atlantic Highlands, N.J., for a "system and method for integrated supply chain and contact center management."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a method and system for integrated supply chain and contact center planning. First, the system and method of the invention obtains forecasts of contacts expected, average handling times, agent shrinkage and sales ratios with and without backorders over a planning period. The method and system of the invention next schedules agents to minimize lost sales, agent, facility, and communication costs for contact groups used by customers to order products, and to best meet productivity-based targets for contact groups used for services not for sale. Using the scheduled staffing levels, and forecasts of contact volumes, average handling times, agent shrinkage, sales ratios with and without backorders, supply chain product availability, and a staffing model, the method and system of the invention generates product sales forecasts for products sold. Product sales forecasts thus generated are inputted into the demand planning and forecasting process of the integrated supply chain management system. Contact center based product sales forecasts are combined with the product sales forecasts received from other supply chain sales channels to generate combined product sales forecasts based on which inventory, supply, and distribution planning steps of supply chain management are carried out."

The patent application was filed on July 8, 2011 (13/135,562). 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=8,332,249&OS=8,332,249&RS=8,332,249

Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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Navigate Fund Solutions Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- Navigate Fund Solutions, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,332,307) developed by Gary L. Gastineau, Short Hills, N.J., for "variants of NAV-based trading for less closely-linked components of index arbitrage complexes."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are provided in which a first module is configured to execute a trade of a securities futures product on an underlying financial instrument for which a valuation relative to at least one of (a) a net asset value and (b) a closing price, is calculated and published at or after a specified time. A second module determines a price for the executed trade, in which the price is specified relative to the valuation and/or the valuation with a basis adjustment. The second module may be configured to use a price which is (a) a first price which is at a specified discount, (b) a second price which is substantially equal, and/or (c) a third price which is at a premium, to the valuation or valuation with basis adjustment. A third module is configured to submit the executed trade for settlement at the determined price."

The patent application was filed on April 19, 2011 (13/089,695). 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=8,332,307&OS=8,332,307&RS=8,332,307

Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

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American International Group Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- American International Group, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,332,241) developed by four co-inventors for a "method for selling marine cargo insurance in a network environment." The co-inventors are Donald Harrell, Old Greenwich, Conn., Bill Lang, Babylon, N.Y., Dennis Sivley, Pearl River, N.Y., and Frank Reilly, Florham Park, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A storage media and method for transacting cargo insurance business in a network environment includes the on-line automation of quoting, billing, certificate issuance, underwriting, and claims processing. Moreover, the method also includes customer qualification and support services, in addition to data collection and analysis, for management report generation."

The patent application was filed on Oct. 17, 2007 (11/874,003). 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=8,332,241&OS=8,332,241&RS=8,332,241

Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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Hartford Fire Insurance Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- Hartford Fire Insurance, Hartford, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,332,246) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system for processing of data related to underwriting of insurance." The co-inventors are Oai Tran, Piscataway, N.J., Lisa Napolitan, West Islip, N.Y., Stanley Nutkiewicz, Fair Lawn, N.J., Jane Statsky, Edison, N.J., and Richard Stoller, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention relates generally to a computer system and method for integrating insurance policy underwriting. In one aspect it integrates the older legacy insurance policy generating systems to on line systems where users access the system through browsers. The computer system to perform the process of underwriting, rating, quoting, binding, and booking an insurance policy includes browsers, data bases, processors and a dispatcher that parses the information to select an insurance process. Suitable software programs review messages received from users to determine if certain messages are less than a prescribed limit. If a message is greater than the limit, then the message is parsed into a header information and one or more data fields whereby the header information is provided to a legacy processor and to policy generation software for further creation of policy related information and documentation."

The patent application was filed on July 24, 2012 (13/556,877). 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=8,332,246&OS=8,332,246&RS=8,332,246

Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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Siemens Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- Siemens Audiologische Technik, Erlangen, Germany, and Siemens Hearing Instruments, Piscataway, N.J., have been assigned a patent (8,332,061) developed by 10 co-inventors for a "feature driven rule-based framework for automation of modeling workflows in digital manufacturing." The co-inventors are Sajjad Baloch, Monmouth Junction, N.J., Konrad Sickel, Nuremberg, Germany, Vojtech Bubnik, Plainsboro, N.J., Rupen Melkisetoglu, Princeton, N.J., Hui Xie, Plainsboro, N.J., Sergei Azernikov, Plainsboro, N.J., Andreas Reh, Nurnberg, Germany, Artem Boltyenkov, Nurnberg, Germany, Fred McBagonluri, East Windsor, N.J., and Tong Fang, Morganville, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for designing a prosthetic device includes acquiring a three-dimensional image of an anatomical surface. A rules script for automatically performing a plurality of image processing rules using a script interpreter is executed. For each particular rule of the plurality of rules, one or more anatomical features that are relevant to the particular rule using a surface shaping engine are determined, the one or more determined anatomical features are automatically segmented from the acquired three-dimensional image using a feature detector, and the particular image processing rule is performed on the acquired three-dimensional image based on the automatically segmented anatomical features using a CAD tool. A prosthetic device design is produced based on the three-dimensional image upon which the rules of the plurality of image processing rules have been performed."

The patent application was filed on Oct. 5, 2009 (12/573,171). 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=8,332,061&OS=8,332,061&RS=8,332,061

Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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DexCom Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- DexCom, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,332,008) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and methods for processing analyte sensor data." The co-inventors are Paul V. Goode, Cherry Hill, N.J., James Brauker, Addison, Mich., Apurv U. Kamath, San Diego, and Victoria E. Carr-Brendel, San Diego.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The sensor may be calibrated using a calibration set of one or more matched sensor and reference analyte data pairs. The calibration may be updated after evaluating the calibration set for best calibration based on inclusion criteria with newly received reference analyte data. Fail-safe mechanisms are provided based on clinical acceptability of reference and analyte data and quality of sensor calibration. Algorithms provide for optimized prospective and retrospective analysis of estimated blood analyte data from an analyte sensor."

The patent application was filed on March 23, 2010 (12/730,132). 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=8,332,008&OS=8,332,008&RS=8,332,008

Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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Epi-Sci Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- Epi-Sci, Saddle River, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,332,025) developed by Richard J. Davies, Saddle River, N.J., and Mary K. Davies legal representative, Saddle River, N.J., for a "method and system for detecting electrophysiological changes in pre-cancerous and cancerous tissue and epithelium."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus are provided for determining the condition of selected regions of epithelial and stromal tissue. A plurality of electrodes are used to measure surface and transepithelial electropotential of tissue, especially breast tissue, as well as surface electropotential and impedance at one or more locations and at several defined frequencies, particularly low frequencies. An agent may be introduced into the region of tissue to enhance electrophysiological response characteristics. Measured and derived electrical properties facilitating diagnosis include DC potential, impedance, subepithelial resistance, epithelial resistance, capacitance, characteristic frequency, depression angle and transepithelial potential. Ambient and varying pressure measurements applied to epithelial tissue are also used for diagnosis. Improved diagnosis of tissue condition can be made based on the electrical properties and tissue electrophysiological response to altered ion transport and pressure. Devices for practicing the disclosed methods are also provided."

The patent application was filed on Dec. 6, 2006 (12/086,021). 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=8,332,025&OS=8,332,025&RS=8,332,025

Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus for Controlling Resource Use in a Wireless Communications System

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,331,965) developed by Thomas Richardson, South Orange, N.J., for "methods and apparatus for controlling resource use in a wireless communications system."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for detecting, controlling and/or mitigating interference are described. Various embodiments are well suited to wireless communications systems in which shared communications resources are used, e.g., in a peer to peer communications systems lacking centralized control. In some embodiments, a communications device receives signals on shared communications resource, evaluates its capability to decode a received signal, and conditionally transmits an interference signal, e.g., on the shared communications resource. The interference signal is intended to cause a device transmitting on the shared communications resource to switch to a different communications resource, e.g., in response to the interference signal, so that its transmitted signal can be successfully decoded. In at least one embodiment, the shared communications resource is a peer discovery air link resource associated with a peer discovery resource identifier."

The patent application was filed on June 12, 2009 (12/483,335). 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=8,331,965&OS=8,331,965&RS=8,331,965

Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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Critical Alert Systems Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- Critical Alert Systems, Westbrook, Maine, has been assigned a patent (8,331,960) developed by Stephen Oshinsky, Madison, Miss., Ed Meyercord, Princeton, N.J., and Ted McNaught, Windham, Maine, for "systems and methods for communicating with a paging network operations center through wireless cellular devices."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods, and media are provided for facilitating bidirectional communication between a wireless device, such as cellular device, and a paging operator's network operations center (NOC). Messages from the paging NOC are received over a paging network through paging circuitry included in the wireless device. Certain embodiments are directed to systems and methods for transmitting status messages or response messages pertaining to the received messages from the wireless device to the paging NOC through an alternate network, such as a cellular network or the Internet. Other embodiments are directed to systems and methods for displaying the received messages, and for determining and displaying user response actions, based on data included in the messages and/or stored on the wireless device. These systems and methods take advantage of the benefits provided by paging and wireless devices in order to maximize the reliability and minimize the delay associated with the messaging system."

The patent application was filed on June 8, 2011 (13/156,077). 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=8,331,960&OS=8,331,960&RS=8,331,960

Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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InterDigital Patent Holdings Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- InterDigital Patent Holdings, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,331,975) developed by eight co-inventors for a "uplink power control for distributed wireless communication." The co-inventors are Zinan Lin, Melville, N.Y., Alexander Reznik, Titusville, N.J., Prabhakar R. Chitrapu, Blue Bell, Pa., Mihaela C. Beluri, Huntington, N.Y., Eldad M. Zeira, Huntington, N.Y., Philip J. Pietraski, Huntington Station, N.Y., Sung-Hyuk Shin, Northvale, N.J., and Gregg A. Charlton, Collegeville, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for power control for distributed wireless communication is disclosed including one or more power control loops associated with a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). Each power control loop may include open loop power control or closed loop power control. A multi-phase power control method is also disclosed with each phase representing a different time interval and a WTRU sends transmissions at different power levels to different set of node-Bs or relay stations during different phases to optimize communications."

The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2009 (12/627,376). 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=8,331,975&OS=8,331,975&RS=8,331,975

Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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Bank of New York Mellon Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- Bank of New York Mellon, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,332,292) developed by Jonathan S. Spirgel, Great Neck, N.Y., and Laura S. Melman, Springfield, N.J., for a "method and system for securitizing a currency related commodity."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for providing a tradable (e.g., exchange-listed) instrument by securitizing foreign currency using a foreign currency trust or other special-purpose vehicle that is established to hold one or more particular foreign currency and to issue foreign currency trust shares and/or receipts corresponding to the value of the foreign currency(s) held by the Trust. The foreign currency trust shares may represent a proportional interest in the Trust and/or the foreign currency held by the trust. The Trust may include one or more Trust accounts to receive and store the foreign currency deposited with the Trust. The Trust can operate to receive an investment amount in a first currency and provide shares or Trust receipts having a value in a second currency. The shares or receipts of the trust can be listed, quoted, and traded on a trading system."

The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2005 (11/236,863). 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=8,332,292&OS=8,332,292&RS=8,332,292

Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

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QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus for Communicating Information Using Non-coherent and Coherent Modulation

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,331,488) developed by six co-inventors for "methods and apparatus for communicating information using non-coherent and coherent modulation." The co-inventors are Cyril Measson, Somerville, N.J., Alberto Vigato, Rome, Saurabh Tavildar, Jersey City, N.J., Junyi Li, Chester, N.J., Thomas Richardson, South Orange, N.J., and Xinzhou Wu, Monmouth Junction, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Non-coherent modulation is used to communicate coding information via pilot signals using a first subset of resources, and coherent modulation is used to generate data signals. This allows for a stronger global code while keeping individual signaling complexity low. First and second communications devices communicate information using a set of communications resources. By performing non-coherent demodulation on pilot signals received on a first subset of the set of communications resources coding information is recovered. First and second channel estimates are generated from the pilot signals received on the first subset of the communications resources. Coherent demodulation is performed on data signals received on a second subset of the set of communications resources using the first and second channel estimates and the coding information to recover information communicated by the first communications device and to recover separate information communicated by the second communications device."

The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2009 (12/578,251). 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=83,31,488.PN.&OS=PN/83,31,488&RS=PN/83,31,488

Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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Cisco Technology Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,331,540) developed by Shmuel Shaffer, Palo Alto, Calif., and Michael P. O'Brien, Manasquan, N.J., for a "voicemail system with quality assurance."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a method for ensuring quality of a media message is provided. The method includes receiving information for a media message. At least a portion of the media is analyzed to determine a media quality for the media message. The method then determines if the media quality is acceptable. If the media quality is not acceptable, then an alert may be sent regarding the media quality of the media message. For example, a caller may be prompted to re-record a media message."

The patent application was filed on Jan. 9, 2007 (11/651,678). 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=83,31,540.PN.&OS=PN/83,31,540&RS=PN/83,31,540

Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Steps One and Three W-CDMA and Multi-mode Searching

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,331,330) developed by five co-inventors for "steps one and three W-CDMA and multi-mode searching." The co-inventors are Daisuke Terasawa, San Diego, Deepu John, San Diego, Hao Liu, San Diego, Qiuzhen (Joe) Zou, La Jolla, Calif., and Sivarama Krishnan Venkatesan, Secaucus, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for efficient searching in asynchronous systems, such as W-CDMA, as well as multi-mode searching, are disclosed. In one aspect, step one and step three search are performed in a single search engine. In another aspect, a search engine is configurable to search the offsets of a slot in step one search, producing sequential hypothesis energies, and peak detecting and sorting those energies. In yet another aspect, the peak detector and sorter are configurable to perform step one searching or step three/multimode searching. Various other aspects of the invention are also presented. These aspects have the benefit of circuit area and search-time efficiency which translate into reduced costs, increased standby time, increased acquisition speed, higher quality signal transmission, increased data throughput, decreased power, and improved overall system capacity."

The patent application was filed on April 20, 2010 (12/763,646). 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=83,31,330.PN.&OS=PN/83,31,330&RS=PN/83,31,330

Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods to Rerouting Internet Protocol Traffic Based on Network User Preferences

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,331,235) developed by Marc Owen Nutto Gottwerth, Middletown, N.J., Margarat T. Chlasl, East Brunswick, N.J., and Joseph Thomas Stango, Manalapan, N.J., for "systems and methods to rerouting internet protocol traffic based on network user preferences."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Example systems, apparatus, and methods to reroute Internet Protocol traffic based on network user preferences are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes detecting a network defect in a first communication path, receiving IP traffic associated with a network user at a router, wherein the IP traffic is to be routed by the router over the first communication path, and buffering the IP traffic associated with the network user during a first time period having a first duration defined by the network user."

The patent application was filed on Dec. 8, 2008 (12/330,366). 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=83,31,235.PN.&OS=PN/83,31,235&RS=PN/83,31,235

Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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Broadcom Assigned Patent for Method and System for a Delay-locked Loop for Closely Spaced Multipath

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,331,421) developed by Hongwei Kong, Denville, N.J., and Karthik Rajagopalan, San Diego, for a "method and system for a delay-locked loop for closely spaced multipath."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Aspects of a method and system for a delay-locked loop for closely spaced multipath may include determining a difference signal computed from one or more early energies and one or more late energies associated with one or more channel taps selected from a plurality of channel taps. A fat finger timing may be adjusted based on the difference signal, the fat finger comprising the plurality of channel taps that are spaced contiguously at chip period intervals. The one or more early energies and the one or more late energies may be determined based on an offset of Tc/2 or 3Tc/8, where Tc denotes the chip period interval. The offset may be measured from an energy peak associated with a multipath component that may be associated with the fat finger."

The patent application was filed on Aug. 18, 2009 (12/543,283). 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=83,31,421.PN.&OS=PN/83,31,421&RS=PN/83,31,421

Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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Qualcomm Assigned Patent for Method of Assigning Traffic Resources to One or More Access Terminals

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- Qualcomm, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,331,284) developed by Thomas Richardson, South Orange, N.J., and Junyi Li, Bedminster, N.J., for a "method of assigning traffic resources to one or more access terminals."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication system receives attributes associated with access terminals within a cell and groups them in accordance with similarities between the received attributes. Resource assignment messages customized to their respective attributes are transmitted to the groups, thereby ensuring that all groups receive these messages. These groups are formed dynamically as the attributes of the access terminals vary when they traverse through a cell."

The patent application was filed on March 3, 2008 (12/041,627). 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=83,31,284.PN.&OS=PN/83,31,284&RS=PN/83,31,284

Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,331,369) developed by Cheng Tien Ee, Rockaway, N.J., Lee M. Breslau, Basking Ridge, N.J., and Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan, Berkeley Heights, N.J., for "methods and apparatus to distribute network IP traffic."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Example methods and apparatus to distribute network IP traffic are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving a first IP control packet at an input of a first server, the first IP control packet being received from a first router, selecting a second router within a router array associated with the first router to send the first IP control packet, the first server selecting the second router by matching a destination IP address of the first IP control packet to a first IP address subspace associated with the second router, transmitting the first IP control packet to the second router, and updating a forwarding table in the first router by associating the destination IP address of the first IP control packet with a first control path from the first router to the second router."

The patent application was filed on Dec. 24, 2008 (12/343,719). 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=83,31,369.PN.&OS=PN/83,31,369&RS=PN/83,31,369

Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus for Communicating in a Peer to Peer System where Device Communications may Partially Interfere with One another

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,331,249) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and apparatus for communicating in a peer to peer system where device communications may partially interfere with one another." The co-inventors are Junyi Li, Bedminster, N.J., Rajiv Laroia, Far Hills, N.J., Saurabh Tavildar, Jersey City, N.J., and Xinzhou Wu, Monmouth Junction, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and Apparatus for communicating information, e.g., control information, e.g., in the form of a control value, between communications devices, e.g., peer to peer communications devices, are described. Positional coding is used to encode a value to be communicated and the encoded value it then transmitted on a set of communications resources with the placement of signal energy on individual ones of the resources being used to create a pattern used to convey the value to be communicated. Resources, e.g., tone-symbols, which communicate unreliable signal portions due to interference are identified and not used in the positional decoding operation as either an energy carrying tone-symbol or a non-energy carrying tone-symbol."

The patent application was filed on July 2, 2008 (12/166,692). 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=83,31,249.PN.&OS=PN/83,31,249&RS=PN/83,31,249

Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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You Technology Brand Services Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- You Technology Brand Services, Delray Beach, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,332,277) developed by seven co-inventors for a "method, system and computer readable medium for facilitating a transaction between a customer, a merchant and an associate." The co-inventors are Michael McCaffery, Hoboken, N.J., Mark Bunger, San Francisco, Michael Reiling, Dublin, Calif., Michael Comb, Dublin, Calif., Edward Bank, San Mateo, Calif., Carolee A. Reiling, Redwood City, Calif., and Juan Carlos Velten, San Francisco.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for facilitating a transaction between at least one user, at least one merchant, at least one associate is provided. The method includes the steps of the associate processing device transferring into the user processing device a first merchant link for a first merchant Web site on a first merchant processing device. The first merchant link is framed with associate information. The user selects the first merchant link. The associate processing device transfers into the user processing device information regarding a first product from the first merchant Web site. The user selects the first product to purchase. The user provides purchase information for purchasing the first product. The user processing device transfers the purchase information to the associate processing device. The associate processing device adds promotional information to the purchase information responsive to the user identification value. The associate processing device transfers the promotional information and the purchase information to the merchant processing device."

The patent application was filed on March 18, 2009 (12/406,527). 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=8,332,277&OS=8,332,277&RS=8,332,277

Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

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International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and System for Real Time Measurement Data Adjudication and Service Level Evaluation

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,332,267) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system for real time measurement data adjudication and service level evaluation." The co-inventors are Melissa Jane Buco, Amawalk, N.Y., Rong Nickle Chang, Pleasantville, N.Y., Laura Zaihua Luan, Putnam Valley, N.Y., and Christopher Ward, Glen Ridge, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for adjudicating measurement data in real time and re-adjudicating a segment of an input measurement data stream upon submission of a new adjudication instruction in a service level evaluation system. An adjudication instruction associated with a service level is received. Measurement data including a first measurement data point is received. The received adjudication instruction is applied in real time to the first measurement data point to generate a first adjudicated measurement data point. A service level is evaluated based on the first adjudicated measurement data point. To re-adjudicate the data stream segment, a new adjudication instruction is received and the segment is identified. The input data stream's adjudication is suspended and the stream is queued into storage. The segment of measurement data is retrieved and re-adjudicated by applying the new adjudication instruction. The input data stream's adjudication is resumed afterwards from the queued input stream."

The patent application was filed on Nov. 7, 2011 (13/290,265). 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=8,332,267&OS=8,332,267&RS=8,332,267

Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

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Agere Systems Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- Agere Systems, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,331,217) developed by Samel Celebi, Upper Montclair, N.J., Jie Song, Marlboro, N.J., and Paul M. Yun, Bridgewater, N.J., for "dithering scheme using multiple antennas for OFDM systems."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A ground- or roof-top-based repeater in an OFDM system uses multiple transmission antennas to transmit multiple identical OFDM signals. Dithering is performed by introducing a slight variable-frequency phase offset to all but one of the multiple identical transmitted OFDM signals. The effective overall channel is more dynamic and provides spatial diversity to minimize long periods of fading in fading subchannels of the OFDM signals when the receiver is in a slow moving or stationary situation. To overcome the additional cancellation problem that can occur when two or more of the transmitting antennas are (i) in a line-of-site position with the receiver and (ii) approximately the same distance from the receiver, a delay is deliberately introduced to make the delayed signals appear to be reflected signals. This delay will not negatively impact the OFDM receiver performance as long as the delay is within the guard interval used in the OFDM process."

The patent application was filed on March 27, 2009 (12/412,607). 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=8,331,217&OS=8,331,217&RS=8,331,217

Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

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QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus for Supporting Multiple Users in a System with Multiple Polarized Antennas

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,331,946) developed by five co-inventors for "methods and apparatus for supporting multiple users in a system with multiple polarized antennas." The co-inventors are Vikram Reddy Anreddy, Bridgewater, N.J., Saurabh Tavildar, Jersey City, N.J., Juergen Cezanne, Ocean Township, N.J., Xinzhou Wu, Monmouth Junction, N.J., and Rajiv Laroia, Far Hills, N.J. The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus which support the use of differently polarized antennas to schedule two or more users employing multiple antennas with different polarization, on the same communications segment, e.g. a time/frequency slab, in either the uplink or downlink are described. Various embodiments include an access node which classifies and schedules wireless terminals to segments as a function of suitability for single polarization direction communications. Some embodiments are directed to methods and apparatus for operating a communications device supporting the use of multiple antennas having different polarization, to implement a polarization based multiple access scheme. Unlike Spatial Division multiple access schemes, the users sharing a communications segment in the polarization based scheme need not be geographically well separated. Another advantage of using the proposed method is that the communications system does not necessarily have to use a complex minimum mean square error receiver or implement successive iteration cancellation techniques, thereby reducing cost and system complexity." The patent application was filed on March 6, 2008 (12/043,842). 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=8,331,946.PN.&OS=PN/8,331,946&RS=PN/8,331,946

Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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IncNetworks Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- IncNetworks, Long Beach, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,332,517) developed by Jesse E. Russell, Piscataway, N.J., for a "method, computer program, and algorithm for computing network service value pricing based on communication service experiences delivered to consumers and merchants over a smart multi-services (SMS) communication network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for providing multi-services within a communication network according to various exemplary embodiments can include storing, in a database of a computer, user-defined sets of rules and instructions for providing multi-services to end user devices connected to a communication network comprising a Hybrid Fiber-Wireless (HFW) network having policy management capabilities. The system and method can receive, at one or more processors, the user-defined sets of rules and instructions from a plurality of end users via a plurality of end user devices. The system and method can configure a virtual network for each end user within the communication network using the policy management capabilities based on the user-defined sets of rules and instructions provided by each end user. The user-defined sets of rules and instructions define provisioning and delivery of resources and services provided by the communication network to the end user."

The patent application was filed on March 31, 2010 (12/752,087). 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=8,332,517.PN.&OS=PN/8,332,517&RS=PN/8,332,517

Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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U.S. Army Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- The U.S. Army has been assigned a patent (8,331,195) developed by Sean Schumer, Hoboken, N.J., and and Mark Mellini, Denville, N.J., for a "computer implemented sensor data analysis."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented method, program and system utilizing a number of field-deployed sensors to accurately detect and classify objects/events (targets) of interest within a sensor field including the detection/classification of human beings travelling on-foot or with vehicles and their direction(s) of travel. In particular, the method, computer program and system are operable to determine whether a detected target is an animal, human or vehicle via analysis of received acoustic and sensor data. The analyses performed include comparison/correlation of the sensor data to known seismic cyclostationary signatures, acoustic and seismic characteristics of human footsteps and travel tendencies, and acoustic and seismic characteristics of non-human (animal) footsteps and travel tendencies."

The patent application was filed on Oct. 20, 2009 (12/582,071). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,331,195&OS=8,331,195&RS=8,331,195

Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

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International Business Machines Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,331,164) developed by Seongwon Kim, Old Tappan, N.J., Yong Liu, Rye, N.Y., and Bipin Rajendran, New York, for a "compact low-power asynchronous resistor-based memory read operation and circuit."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A compact, low-power, asynchronous, resistor-based memory read circuit includes a memory cell having a plurality of consecutive memory states, each of said states corresponding to a respective output voltage. A sense amplifier reads the state of the memory cell. The sense amplifier includes a voltage divider configured to receive the output voltage of the memory cell and to output a settled voltage an amplifier having a voltage threshold between the settled voltages associated with two of said consecutive memory states, configured to discriminate between said two consecutive memory states."

The patent application was filed on Dec. 6, 2010 (12/960,651). 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=8,331,164&OS=8,331,164&RS=8,331,164

Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

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Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13 -- Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,331,189) developed by Eric T. Pancoast, Langhorne, Pa., James N. Curnew, Medford, N.J., and Scott M. Sawyer, Mt. Laurel, N.J., for "tamper-protected DRAM memory module."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A dynamic memory module is fitted with a tamper detection circuit and a memory clear circuit responsive to a detected tampering signal for clearing the memory. A power retention circuit powers the memory, the tamper detection circuit, and the clearing circuit in the event that the main power fails. Failure of the main power or a System Reset may also initiate memory clearing."

The patent application was filed on May 26, 2010 (12/787,804). 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=8,331,189&OS=8,331,189&RS=8,331,189

Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

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