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[July 18, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (July 18)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Florida.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Combined Computer Disaster Recovery and Migration Tool ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,224,784) developed by David L. Henrickson, Hialeah, Fla., for a "combined computer disaster recovery and migration tool for effective disaster recovery as well as the backup and migration of user- and system-specific information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Computer tools and methods novelly combine periodic backup and restore features with migration features to transfer the components of a failed system to a new system. As well as backing up and transferring critical data files during the disaster recovery operation, an aspect of the present invention also transfers, inter alia, applications, user states, hardware settings, software settings, user preferences and other user settings, menus, and directories. In another aspect of the present invention, a network of shared end-user computers periodically backs up each individual end-user computer to a central instrumentality, in a novel manner to reduce storage and time requirements. That is, redundancies for the end-user computer backup files are eliminated or greatly reduced by only making reference to but not storing components that are generic to the system, and further for each previously stored component, only storing differential or incremental information, unless predefined conditions are met." The patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2004 (10/917,637). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,224,784.PN.&OS=PN/8,224,784&RS=PN/8,224,784 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** Wontok Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 -- Wontok, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,225,404) developed by Helmuth Freericks, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Oleg Kouznetsov, Tequesta, Fla., and John C. Sharp, Tequesta, Fla., for a trusted secure desktop.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for simultaneously protecting software components (150) installed on a computer system (102) against malware. The methods involve executing a first end user application (318.sub.1, 318.sub.2, . . ., 318.sub.p) to the computer system (102) which execute in user mode on a trusted secure desktop (904). The trusted secure desktop is configured to run simultaneously with an unsecure desktop (902). The methods also involve performing a security service operation to protect the first end user application against malware. The security service operations include a keylogger prevention service operation, a code injection prevention service operation, a screen scraper protection service operation, a process termination prevention service operation, or a Domain Name System service operation." The patent application was filed on Jan. 21, 2009 (12/356,724). 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=8,225,404&OS=8,225,404&RS=8,225,404 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Synopsys Assigned Patent for Technique for Generating an Analysis Equation ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 -- Synopsys, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,225,269) developed by four co-inventors for a "technique for generating an analysis equation." The co-inventors are Anil P. Balaram, Nepean, Canada, Kristin M. Beggs, Oviedo, Fla., Barry A. Giffel, Wake Forest, N.C., and Guy M. Morency, Chapel Hill, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "During a method, a hybrid graphical user interface (GUI), which is associated with electronic-design-automation (EDA) software, is displayed. This hybrid GUI allows users to efficiently specify useful analysis equations using textual and/or graphical information. In particular, the hybrid GUI has a first window that includes graphical objects associated with a circuit design. A user can select one or more of the graphical objects and associated electrical parameters using a user-interface device, such as a mouse. The hybrid GUI has a second window that has icons and other graphical controls that allow the construction of an analysis equation using the user-interface device. In addition, the hybrid GUI has a third window that includes an equation editor that provides a symbolic representation of an analysis equation based at least on one or more text entries provided by a user using a second user-interface device (such as a keyboard) and/or user selections of a given graphical object in the graphical objects and an associated electrical parameter." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2009 (12/609,572). 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=8,225,269&OS=8,225,269&RS=8,225,269 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sony Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Downloading Software Updates ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 -- Sony, Tokyo, and Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, N.J., have been assigned a patent (8,225,312) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for downloading software updates." The co-inventors are Jennifer M. DiCarlo, Fort Myers, Fla., Divyesh Jariwala, Hackensack, N.J., Samir Bajaj, Mahwah, N.J., David Allen Hofmann, Fort Myers, Fla., Brent Roy Avera, Cape Coral, Fla., and Anthony Capobianco, Cape Coral, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In accordance with the present invention, a method and apparatus that provides software products for installation on a user terminal is provided. The method begins by receiving over a communications network a user selection that includes a choice of a plurality of user-selected software products to be downloaded. In response to receipt of the user selection, an installation guide is assembled that includes installation instructions associated with each of the user-selected software products. A single user command is received over the communications network that includes a request to begin downloading the user-selected software products. In response to the request, the user-selected software products and the installation instructions are sequentially downloaded over the communications network to the user terminal." The patent application was filed on Aug. 14, 2006 (11/504,525). 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=8,225,312&OS=8,225,312&RS=8,225,312 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Ceelox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 -- Ceelox, Tampa, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,225,384) developed by Erix Pizano, Tampa, Fla., and Kass Aiken, Oldsmar, Fla., for an "authentication system for enhancing network security." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A network-based biometric authentication system includes a client computer (10), a third party server (24), and a biometric authentication server (26). A user requests access to a web site hosted by the third party server via the client computer, wherein the third party server communicates a deployable object to the client computer. The client computer executes the deployable object, wherein the object enables the client computer to receive a user name, password, and biometric data from the user and to communicate the user name, password, and biometric data to the biometric authentication server in a secure fashion. The biometric authentication server authenticates the user name, password, and biometric data, and communicates the user name and password to the third party server, which attempts to verify the user name and password in a conventional manner and grants access to the user if the user name and password are verified." The patent application was filed on Oct. 27, 2010 (12/913,126). 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=8,225,384&OS=8,225,384&RS=8,225,384 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Automated Detection of Application Performance Bottlenecks ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,225,291) developed by six co-inventors for an "automated detection of application performance bottlenecks." The co-inventors are I-Hsin Chung, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Guojing Cong, Ossining, N.Y., David Joseph Klepacki, New Paltz, N.Y., Simone Sbaraglia, Miami, Seetharami R. Seelam, Ossining, N.Y., and Hui-Fang Wen, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Detecting performance bottlenecks in a target application is provided. In response to receiving hotspot selections from a user interface, bottleneck rules are extracted from a database. A hotspot is a region of source code that exceeds a time threshold to execute in the target application. Metrics needed to evaluate the bottleneck rules extracted from the database are identified. The identified metrics are computed. It is determined whether each bottleneck rule extracted from the database is evaluated to true using the computed metrics for hotspots in the target application. In response to determining that a bottleneck rule is evaluated to true using an appropriate computed metric corresponding to the bottleneck rule, a bottleneck description is created for the bottleneck rule. Then, the bottleneck description is sent to the user interface." The patent application was filed on Jan. 4, 2008 (11/969,331). 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=8,225,291&OS=8,225,291&RS=8,225,291 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Warsaw Orthopedic Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 -- Warsaw Orthopedic, Warsaw, Ind., has been assigned a patent (RE43,526) developed by seven co-inventors for a rod introduction apparatus. The co-inventors are Matthew M. Morrison, Cordova, Tenn., Eric A. Loveless, Jacksonville, Fla., David L. Brumfield, Southaven, Miss., B. Thomas Barker, Memphis, Tenn., Catalina J. Carroll, Memphis, Tenn., David Miller, Eads, Tenn., and Dominique Petit, Sur Mer, France.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An introduction apparatus for approximating a longitudinal member and an implant to permit fixation therebetween. The introduction apparatus having a gripping nose for securely engaging an implant, a lateral approximation mechanism for laterally aligning an implant and an offset longitudinal member, and a reduction mechanism for reducing the vertical distance between the implant and the longitudinal member. The introduction apparatus is provide with a gripping nose actuated by axial movement of a clamping shaft in an outer sleeve. The clamping shaft further includes an axial cannula for passage of a fastener to the implant." The patent application was filed on March 20, 2008 (12/052,465). 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=RE43,526&OS=RE43,526&RS=RE43,526 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** RetailDNA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 -- RetailDNA, Palm Beach, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,224,760) developed by Jonathan Otto, Palm Beach, Fla., and Andrew Van Luchene, Santa Fe, N.M., for a "self learning method and system for managing a group reward system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for managing a purchase agreement, including: a memory element for at least one specially-programmed general purpose computer for storing an artificial intelligence program (AIP) and a purchase agreement between a customer and at least one business entity, the purchase agreement including at least one requirement regarding at least one retail transaction between the customer and the business entity; a processor in the specially-programmed general purpose computer for: compiling a purchasing history for the customer with respect to the business entity and the purchase agreement, the memory element for storing the purchasing history, and modifying, using the purchasing history and the AIP, the at least one requirement to increase revenue or profitability of the business entity; and an interface element in the specially-programmed general purpose computer for transmitting the modified at least one requirement for presentation to the customer." The patent application was filed on Feb. 12, 2009 (12/378,225). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,224,760.PN.&OS=PN/8,224,760&RS=PN/8,224,760 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Evolved Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 -- Evolved Machines, West Palm Beach, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,224,759) developed by Paul A. Rhodes, Palm Beach, Fla., for "regulating activation threshold levels in a simulated neural circuit." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A simulated neural element includes a cell body and one or more simulated branches. Simulated branches are configured to receive input signals and to activate when a combination of the signals received during a specified window of time exceeds a branch activation threshold level. The simulated cell body is configured to activate when a combination of activity in the simulated branches during another specified window of time exceeds a cell body activation threshold level. The branch and cell body activation threshold levels may be automatically and locally regulated so that the actual branch activation rates for the simulated branches approximate desired branch activation rates and the actual cell body activation rate for the simulated cell body approximates a desired cell body activation rate. Such "homeostatic" regulation of branch and cell firing thresholds, done locally (i.e. individually for each branch and cell), may enhance the performance of artificial neural circuitry." The patent application was filed on May 1, 2008 (12/113,868). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,224,759.PN.&OS=PN/8,224,759&RS=PN/8,224,759 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Nielsen Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 -- Nielsen, Schaumburg, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,225,342) developed by six co-inventors for "methods and apparatus to collect audience information associated with a media presentation." The co-inventors are Paul M. Mears, Safety Harbor, Fla., Arun Ramaswamy, Tampa, Fla., Venugopal Srinivasan, Palm Harbor, Fla., Dan Nelson, Tampa, Fla., Kevin K. Deng, Safety Harbor, Fla., and John Peiffer, New Port Richey, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus to collect audience information associated with a media presentation are described herein. In an example method, a first media metering device associated with a media presentation device monitors for a presence of one or more other media metering devices and a monitoring operation of the first media metering device is halted based on the presence of the one or more other media metering devices." The patent application was filed on Oct. 21, 2004 (10/970,585). 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=8,225,342&OS=8,225,342&RS=8,225,342 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Bastgone Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 -- Bastgone, Wynnewood, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,224,734) developed by four co-inventors for a "financial risk cover analysis, modeling control and monitoring system." The co-inventors are Jonathan Barsade, Wynnewood, Pa., John A. Conlon, Riverside, Conn., Theodore Gutierrez, Cove Neck, N.Y., and Mel J. Meinhardt, Miami.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An automatic Financial Risk Cover configuration which receives returns behaviors connecting statistical behavior of each potential allocation of a submanager to a resultant statistical behavior of a Financial Risk Cover associated with a client portfolio, creates a total set of Financial Risk Cover configurations using genetic optimization processes to produce unpredictable variations of configurations, simulates and models each configuration in the total set against a set of potential or expected transient market events representative of a plurality of combinations of transient events, removes from the total set each configuration which fails to meet performance objectives during the modelling from said total set of configurations; and outputs each remaining configuration in the total set, wherein each configuration represents a plurality of investment instruments, each investment instrument being associated with an initial cash position." The patent application was filed on March 7, 2009 (12/399,932). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,224,734.PN.&OS=PN/8,224,734&RS=PN/8,224,734 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Automatic Network Domain Diagnostic Repair and Mapping ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,224,962) developed by Courtney Seth Bair, Longmont, Colo., Christopher Todd Heublein, Evergreen, Colo., and Kimberly A. Jones, Atlanta, for an "automatic network domain diagnostic repair and mapping." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An automatic network domain diagnostic, repair, and mapping tool facilitates access by a user to shared resources on a network. A user provides an address, such as a domain name system (DNS) provided address, of the shared resource and user identification information, such as a username and password. The provided address is checked and repaired if necessary to identify the network server having the shared resource. The identified server is checked, such as by pinging the server, to ensure that it is actually responding. The supplied user identification is checked, such as by querying a domain controller, to confirm whether the user identification corresponds to an existing account. When the checks are complete, and everything is found to be in order, the shared resource is mapped automatically for the user." The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2009 (12/627,287). 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=8,224,962&OS=8,224,962&RS=8,224,962 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Frayman Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 -- Frayman Group, Brooklyn, N.Y. has been assigned a patent (8,225,218) developed by Yuri Frayman, Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., Serge Danilov, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Alp Hug, Thornhill, Canada, for "methods and systems for identifying, assessing and clearing conflicts of interest." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for identifying, assessing and clearing conflicts of interest are described herein. Consistent with some embodiments, a conflicts management system receives a conflict search request, and processes the request utilizing a risk matrix that encompass and represents the risk tolerance or risk profile of a law firm. The risk matrix maps certain request types to different search queries and rules that are to be evaluated for a given request type. Based on the execution of the queries and the rules for the request, a score is assigned to a party, such that the score represents the level of risk that would be undertaken if the party was engaged as a client." The patent application was filed on Feb. 19, 2010 (12/709,415). 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=8,225,218.PN.&OS=PN/8,225,218&RS=PN/8,225,218 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** ZDirect Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 -- ZDirect, Hallandale Beach, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,224,914) developed by Rowland Hayes Thomas, Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., Isaac Wieder, Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., and Shayne Paddock, Ottawa, for "systems and methods for optimizing smart mail." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems provide for creating and generating dynamic mailings which include providing for static and dynamic content to be included in a dynamically generated e-mail; establishing filters for determining dynamic content; establishing a generic e-mail including static and dynamic content; selecting dynamic content using the filters; generating a dynamic e-mail based upon the generic e-mail and the dynamic content selected; and transmitting the dynamically generated e-mail." The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2010 (12/977,922). 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=8,224,914&OS=8,224,914&RS=8,224,914 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Wistaria Trading Assigned Patent for Linear Predictive Coding Implementation of Digital Watermarks ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 - Wistaria Trading, Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,225,099) developed by Scott A. Moskowitz, Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., and Marc Cooperman, Short Hills, N.J., for a "linear predictive coding implementation of digital watermarks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Z-transform calculations may be used to encode (and/or decode) carrier signal independent data (e.g., digital watermarks) to a digital sample stream. Deterministic and non-deterministic components of a digital sample stream signal may be analyzed for the purposes of encoding carrier signal independent data to the digital sample stream. The carrier signal independent data may be encoded in a manner such that it is restricted or concentrated primarily in the non-deterministic signal components of the carrier signal. The signal components can include a discrete series of digital samples and/or a discreet series of carrier frequency sub-bands of the carrier signal. Z-transform calculations may be used to measure a desirability of particular locations and a sample stream in which to encode the carrier signal independent data." The patent application was filed on April 14, 2010 (12/798,959). 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=82,25,099&OS=82,25,099&RS=82,25,099 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Micron Technology Assigned Patent for Methods for Controlling Host Memory Access with Memory Devices and Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,225,052) developed by five co-inventors for "methods for controlling host memory access with memory devices and systems." The co-inventors are Neal A. Galbo, Boca Raton, Fla., Peter Feeley, Boise, Idaho, William H. Radke, Los Gatos, Calif., Victor Y. Tsai, Palo Alto, Calif., and Robert N. Leibowitz, Boise, Idaho.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure includes methods for controlling host memory access with a memory device, systems, host controllers and memory devices. One embodiment for controlling host memory access with a memory device includes receiving at least one command from a host and controlling execution of the at least one command with the memory device." The patent application was filed on June 3, 2009 (12/477,204). 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=8,225,052.PN.&OS=PN/8,225,052&RS=PN/8,225,052 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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