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[January 31, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Oregon (Jan. 31)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Oregon.

*** Thinkstream Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Thinkstream, Baton Rouge, La., has been assigned a patent (8,364,674) developed by four co-inventors for a "distributed globally accessible information network implemented to maintain universal accessibility." The co-inventors are Michael K. Malone, Tigard, Ore., Jon David Loucks, Tualatin, Ore., Robert K. Terhune III, Portland, Ore., and Cameron W. Cotrill, Beaverton, Ore.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A distributed information network is constructed for gathering information from sites distributed across a globally accessible computer network, i.e., the Internet. The distributed information network preferably includes a root server that stores a list of multiple distributed sites each represented by metadata. A network browser delivers an information search request to the root server, which in response develops a profiled information search request. The information provider of each of the distributed sites stores metadata corresponding to information content that is retrievable in response to the profiled information search request for search results derivable from the information content to which the metadata correspond. A profiled information communication link between the root server and each of the multiple distribution sites enables formation of a path for delivery of the search results to a destination site, from a site or sites represented by the metadata of the profiled information search request." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2005 (13/227,370). 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=8,364,674&OS=8,364,674&RS=8,364,674 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Yahoo! Assigned Patent for System and Method for Precaching Information on a Mobile Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,364,611) developed by Meher Tendjoukian, Burlingame, Calif., Marc Eliot Davis, San Francisco, and Christopher William Higgins, Portland, Ore., for a "system and method for precaching information on a mobile device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for precaching information on a mobile device. A precaching strategy is built for a mobile device The strategy defines a forecast of data types a user is predicted to request after the occurrence of one or more data refresh conditions. The precaching strategy is built by recognizing data usage patterns in data requested by the user or a group of users over a time period. The data usage pattern comprises data types and events that are correlated to the usage of the data. The events are used to define at least one refresh condition within the precaching strategy. The precaching strategy is executed. When the occurrence of the data refresh condition is detected, data is then retrieved from a data source, wherein the data is retrieved according to the precaching strategy. The retrieved data is transmitted to a user device cache." The patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2009 (12/540,588). 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=8,364,611&OS=8,364,611&RS=8,364,611 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method for Usage Billing in an Internet Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,564) developed by Douglas G. Delany, Tigard, Ore., Bhagyam Moses, Portland, Ore., and Burzin A. Patel, Miami Lakes, Fla., for a "method for usage billing in an internet environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention presents a novel and efficient method of facilitating accurate usage billing. In a multi-user service provider environment, using weighted records of web-server usage to determine each user's bill for services is provided. The invention provides for billing with a minimal amount of overhead on the web host, which will benefit the web host's profit margin. The invention utilizes three pieces of information to compute the amount of usage. The weights that are associated with the functions are determined in order to score the system resource utilization of the respective functions. The weights need to be determined only once during the entire life cycle of the application, and may be based on empirical data or determined through lab tests. The weight can be stored in a static file." The patent application was filed on June 20, 2008 (12/143,402). 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=8,364,564&OS=8,364,564&RS=8,364,564 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Embodee Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Embodee, Portland, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,364,561) developed by four co-inventors for a "garment digitization system and method." The co-inventors are Andre E. Wolper, Portland, Ore., Isabelle Haulin, Portland, Ore., George D. Borshukov, Portland, Ore., and Sina Maximillian Wolper, Portland, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A garment digitization system configured to determine physical attributes for any given garment including dimensional and spatial properties, mechanical attributes, optical attributes, and assembly information; a mechanism configured to take those properties and attributes and generating a digital three-dimensional model thereof; a mechanism to make such digital three-dimensional garment models available to others; and a mechanism operatively coupled with a local or remote display providing views of said digital garment." The patent application was filed on April 12, 2010 (12/798,879). 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=8,364,561&OS=8,364,561&RS=8,364,561 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Methods and Systems to Directly Render an Image and Correlate Corresponding User Input in a Secure Memory Domain ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,364,601) developed by Prashant Dewan, Hillsboro, Ore., and David Durham, Beaverton, Ore., for "methods and systems to directly render an image and correlate corresponding user input in a secure memory domain." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems to assign an application and a video frame buffer to a protected memory domain to render an image of a keyboard from the protected memory domain to a random position of the video frame buffer and correlate user input from a pointing device to the rendered keyboard image. The keyboard image may be randomly repositioned following a user input. The keyboard image may be rendered over a secure user image. An acknowledgment image may be rendered from the protected memory domain to a random position of the video frame buffer, and may be randomly repositioned in response to a user input that does not correlate to the acknowledgment image. User inputs that do not correlate to a randomly positioned image may be counted, and one or more processes may be aborted when the number of non-correlated user inputs exceeds a threshold." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2008 (12/347,576). 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=8,364,601&OS=8,364,601&RS=8,364,601 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Trace Produce Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Trace Produce, Nyssa, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,364,558) developed by James G. Farmer, Nyssa, Ore., Charles W. Farmer, Nyssa, Ore., and Joseph S. Farmer, Nyssa, Ore., for "methods and systems for accessing information related to an order of a commodity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods of allowing a customer to access information related to an order of a commodity include entering the information into a central database, updating a content of a web-based application with the information within the central database, and allowing the customer to access the information via the web-based application. Systems for allowing a customer to access information related to an order of a commodity include a server configured to store the information in a central database, one or more terminals having one or more applications configured to enter the information into the central database, and a web-based application configured to allow the customer to access the information within the central database." The patent application was filed on Jan. 18, 2012 (13/353,259). 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=8,364,558&OS=8,364,558&RS=8,364,558 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cognex Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Cognex, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,363,956) developed by seven co-inventors for a "method for fast, robust, multi-dimensional pattern recognition." The co-inventors are William M. Silver, Weston, Mass., E. John McGarry, Portland, Ore., Matthew L. Hill, Yonkers, N.Y., Nigel J. Foster, Newton, Mass., Sanjay Nichani, Natick, Mass., Willard P. Foster, Brookline, Mass., and Adam Wagman, Framingham, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a method for determining the absence or presence of one or more instances of a predetermined pattern in an image, and for determining the location of each found instance within a multidimensional space. A model represents the pattern to be found, the model including a plurality of probes. Each probe represents a relative position at which a test is performed in an image at a given pose, each such test contributing evidence that the pattern exists at the pose. The method further includes a comparison of the model with a run-time image at each of a plurality of poses. A match score is computed at each pose to provide a match score surface. Then, the match score is compared with an accept threshold, and used to provide the location any instances of the pattern in the image." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2004 (11/028,008). 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=83,63,956.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,956&RS=PN/83,63,956 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Sotera Wireless Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Sotera Wireless, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,364,250) developed by six co-inventors for a "body-worn vital sign monitor." The co-inventors are Jim Moon, Portland, Ore., Henk Visser, San Diego, Robert Hunt, Vista, Calif., Marshal Dhillon, San Diego, Devin McCombie, Solana Beach, Calif., and Matt Banet, Kihei, Hawaii.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides a body-worn monitor featuring a processing system that receives a digital data stream from an ECG system. A cable houses the ECG system at one terminal end, and plugs into the processing system, which is worn on the patient's wrist like a conventional wristwatch. The ECG system features: i) a connecting portion connected to multiple electrodes worn by the patient; ii) a differential amplifier that receives electrical signals from each electrode and process them to generate an analog ECG waveform; iii) an analog-to-digital converter that converts the analog ECG waveform into a digital ECG waveform; and iv) a transceiver that transmits a digital data stream representing the digital ECG waveform (or information calculated from the waveform) through the cable and to the processing system. Different ECG systems, typically featuring three, five, or twelve electrodes, can be interchanged with one another." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2009 (12/560,093). 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=8,364,250&OS=8,364,250&RS=8,364,250 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cognex Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Cognex, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,363,972) developed by seven co-inventors for a "method for fast, robust, multi-dimensional pattern recognition." The co-inventors are William M. Silver, Weston, Mass., E. John McGarry, Portland, Ore., Matthew L. Hill, Yonkers, N.Y., Nigel J. Foster, Newton, Mass., Sanjay Nichani, Natick, Mass., Willard P. Foster, Brookline, Mass., and Adam Wagman, Framingham, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a method for determining the absence or presence of one or more instances of a predetermined pattern in an image, and for determining the location of each found instance within a multidimensional space. A model represents the pattern to be found, the model including a plurality of probes. Each probe represents a relative position at which a test is performed in an image at a given pose, each such test contributing evidence that the pattern exists at the pose. The method further includes a comparison of the model with a run-time image at each of a plurality of poses. A match score is computed at each pose to provide a match score surface. Then, the match score is compared with an accept threshold, and used to provide the location any instances of the pattern in the image." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2004 (11/027,963). 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=83,63,972.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,972&RS=PN/83,63,972 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,831) developed by Richard Maliszewski, Forest Grove, Ore., Keith L. Shippy, Tempe, Ariz., and Ajit P. Joshi, Portland, Ore., for a "method and apparatus for allowing software access to navigational data in a decrypted media stream while protecting stream payloads." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, apparatus and system enabling software access to navigational data in a decrypted media stream while protecting stream payloads. In one embodiment, a filter may route an encrypted content stream and associated information to a secure partition having a trusted computing component for decryption. Upon decryption, the trusted computing component may store the decrypted payload of the content in a secure storage location accessible to the trusted computing component. Thereafter, the decrypted navigational header information of the content may be used to navigate to the decrypted content via a trusted component such as a trusted rendering unit in the secure partition." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2009 (12/586,618). 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=83,63,831.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,831&RS=PN/83,63,831 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Universal Front End Module for Networking Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,364,102) developed by Nader Rohani, Scottsdale, Ariz., Hongtao Xu, Hillsboro, Ore., and Yulin Tan, Hillsboro, Ore., for a "universal front end module for networking device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment a universal front end module for network communications is disclosed. The module can include a mode controller coupled to components of a transmission path. A first tunable filter on a transmit path can receive a mode control signal from the mode controller and receive a signal to be transmitted and provide a filtered output signal responsive to the mode control signal and the signal to be transmitted. The mode control signal can be associated with a predetermined network protocol such as WiMax, a WiFi, a 3G LTE and a cellular standard where each standard has a predetermined operating frequency and protocol. The module can also include a tunable power amplifier to provide an amplified transmittable signal over a single transmit path can be utilized to transmit the transmittable signal in at least two different modes responsive to the mode controller." The patent application was filed on April 19, 2007 (11/788,073). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,102&OS=8,364,102&RS=8,364,102 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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