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[December 19, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Colorado (Dec. 19)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Colorado.

*** LSI Assigned Patent for Power Grid Optimization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- LSI, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,336,018) developed by Mark F. Turner, Longmont, Colo., Jonathan W. Byrn, Fort Collins, Colo., and Jeffrey S. Brown, Fort Collins, Colo., for a power grid optimization.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A global power distribution network in an integrated circuit comprising a first layer of conductive material and a second layer of conductive material. The first layer of conductive material may be (i) coupled to one or more power supplies and (ii) configured to form a plurality of first rails of a mesh. The first rails may (a) supply power to one or more components of a core logic of the integrated circuit, (b) be aligned with a first axis of the integrated circuit, and (c) have one or more parameters configured such that the mesh has a uniform voltage gradient from a perimeter of the integrated circuit to a center of the integrated circuit along the first axis. The second layer of conductive material may be (i) coupled to the one or more power supplies and (ii) configured to form a plurality of second rails of the mesh. The second rails may (a) supply power to one or more components of the core logic, (b) be aligned with a second axis of the integrated circuit, and (c) have one or more parameters configured such that the mesh comprises a uniform voltage gradient from the perimeter of the integrated circuit to the center of the integrated circuit along the second axis." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2010 (12/796,906). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,336,018&OS=8,336,018&RS=8,336,018 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,336,054) developed by Ludmila Cherkasova, Fort Collins, Colo., Jerome Rolia, Fort Collins, Colo., and Clifford A. McCarthy, Fort Collins, Colo., for a "system and method for allocating capacity of shared resources to a workload." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method comprises defining a scheduler parameter for a maximum allocation of capacity of a shared resource to a consumer for a scheduling interval. Utilization of an allocated capacity of the shared resource by the consumer during a given scheduling interval is measured, and when the allocated capacity of the shared resource is completely utilized by the consumer during the given scheduling interval, the scheduler increases the allocated capacity of the shared resource to the defined maximum allocation for the consumer for a next scheduling interval. Thus, rather than gradually increasing the allocation of capacity over many intervals, the scheduler immediately increases the allocation to a predefined maximum amount in response to an allocated amount of capacity being completely utilized during a scheduling interval." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2006 (11/489,967). 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=8,336,054&OS=8,336,054&RS=8,336,054 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** U.S. Postal Service Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- U.S. Postal Service, Washington, has been assigned a patent (8,335,693) developed by Gary D. Walls, Longmont, Colo., for a "system and method of identifying shipping anomalies." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and method of identifying shipping anomalies are provided. One anomaly detection module is configured to access data related to items in a delivery environment and determine the occurrence of anomalies based on the accessed data. The detected anomalies are evaluated with other accessed data to identify source, destination or routing errors and to correct same." The patent application was filed on March 29, 2012 (13/434,662). 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=83,35,693.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,693&RS=PN/83,35,693 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Boeing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,335,642) developed by Patrick Ralf Wipplinger, Morfelden-Walldorf, Germany, and Rick Ellerbrock, Highlands Ranch, Colo., for a "method and apparatus for displaying a symbol for a vehicle." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for displaying a symbol representing an aircraft. The symbol is displayed representing the aircraft at a location on a map at a first level of detail. The symbol represents a position of the aircraft on the map, moves on the map in a manner that represents movement of the aircraft with respect to features on the map, has a fixed level of detail that does not change as levels of detail change for the map, and has an anchor point at a first point on the symbol in which the anchor point is used as a point of rotation for the symbol. A second point is identified for the anchor point on the symbol such that view point of the symbol at the second level of detail remains fixed relative to the display of the symbol at the first level of detail. The map is displayed at the second level of detail. The symbol is displayed on the map using the second point for the anchor point." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2007 (11/747,710). 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=83,35,642.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,642&RS=PN/83,35,642 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** JPL Innovations Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- JPL Innovations, Dover, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,335,654) developed by Patrick N. Allen, Boulder, Colo., and Lawrence R. Ganeshalingam, Dublin, Calif., for a "method of generating an identification element." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented method of generating an identification element including storing an amount of identifiable object data obtained as a linear sequence of data elements in the memory of a computer and which can be fragmented to produce a plurality of identifiable object data fragments each having a number of data elements which corresponds to one of a set of random numbers generated by a random number generator each of the identifiable object data fragments translated into a linear sequence of DNA data elements and embedded to generate an identification element." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2007 (12/308,916). 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=83,35,654.PN.&OS=PN/83,35,654&RS=PN/83,35,654 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Seagate Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Seagate Technology, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,335,897) developed by Timothy Richard Feldman, Louisville, Colo., and Wayne Howard Vinson, Longmont, Colo., for a "data storage management in heterogeneous memory systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data storage management system is provided, which includes multiple storage entities with differing storage characteristics. A controller is communicatively coupled to each of the multiple storage entities. The controller is configured to associate one or more storage attributes of a received object with one or more of the different storage characteristics, and to store the received object in one or more of the multiple storage entities based on the association of the one or more of the storage attributes of the received object with the one or more of the different storage characteristics." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2009 (12/638,197). 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=8,335,897.PN.&OS=PN/8,335,897&RS=PN/8,335,897 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,335,966) developed by Richard F. Lary, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Damon Hsu-Hung, Providence, R.I., for a "dual parity RAID wherein no more than N+1 data symbols contribute to any parity symbol." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An efficient RAID-6 double parity erasure code scheme. Efficiency is provided by the addition of a single term to a diagonal parity equation. For example, in a five-wide layout (having five physical storage devices) the RAID-6 "parity diagonals" end up with six terms, which are the actual diagonal plus one more data block. As a result, no one data symbol contributes to the erasure code determined from the data symbols, such that no more than n+1 data symbols contribute to any one parity symbol." The patent application was filed on Aug. 3, 2009 (12/534,533). 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=8,335,966.PN.&OS=PN/8,335,966&RS=PN/8,335,966 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Imation Assigned Patent for Hardware Acceleration of Commonality Factoring on Removable Media ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Imation, Oakdale, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,335,877) developed by Matthew D. Bondurant, Superior, Colo., and Steven W. Scroggs, Louisville, Colo., for a "hardware acceleration of commonality factoring on removable media." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for commonality factoring for storing data on removable storage media that may allow for highly compressed data to be stored efficiently on portable memory devices. The methods include breaking data into unique chunks and calculating identifiers, e.g., hash identifiers, based on the unique chunks. Redundant chunks can be identified by comparing identifiers of other chunks to the identifiers of unique chunks. When a redundant chunk is identified, a reference to the existing unique chunk is generated such that the chunk can be reconstituted in relation to other chunks in order to recreate the original data. One or more of the unique chunks, the identifiers, and/or the references may be stored on the portable memory device. Hardware and/or software for the chunking and/or hashing functions can reside in a host computer, a removable storage device or cartridge, and/or a removable cartridge holder." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2011 (13/243,188). 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=8,335,877.PN.&OS=PN/8,335,877&RS=PN/8,335,877 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Raytheon Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Raytheon, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,335,947) developed by Gerald R. Hoffmann, Littleton, Colo., for an availability analysis tool.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to one embodiment, an availability analysis tool includes executable code that is operable to calculate an availability value for a system having a number of operational units. The executable code may receive one or more reliability metrics for each operational unit and designate one or more reliability metrics for at least spare unit associated with the operational unit to be similar to the one or more reliability metrics. An availability value for the system may be calculated according to the reliability metrics of the operational unit and its associated at least one hot or cold spare unit. The executable code may then output this calculated availability value to the user interface." The patent application was filed on March 25, 2008 (12/055,022). 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=8,335,947.PN.&OS=PN/8,335,947&RS=PN/8,335,947 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Qwest Communications International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Qwest Communications International, Denver, has been assigned a patent (8,335,839) developed by Tammy S. Brown, Littleton, Colo., for "systems and methods for using network architecture planning tools." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of planning a network architecture includes receiving at a host computer system a request from a user computer to initiate a network architecture planning process, in response to the request, transmitting an electronic file comprising a first display screen to the user computer, wherein the first display screen comprises a question relating to a parameter of the network architecture, receiving at the host computer system a first response to the question, transmitting at least a second electronic file comprising a second display screen to the user computer, wherein the second display screen comprises context-sensitive content based on at least one previous response, receiving at the host computer system at least a second response to the at least a second display screen, determining at least a first action based on the first response and the at least a second response, and transmitting information relating to the at least a first action for display at the user computer." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2002 (10/286,233). 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=8,335,839&OS=8,335,839&RS=8,335,839 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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