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[January 02, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Georgia (Jan. 2)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Georgia.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,346,715) developed by Steven Tischer, Atlanta, for "methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing intelligent agent services." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Implementing intelligent agent services includes generating an ontological domain for an individual based upon sets of information elements. A set of the information elements represents aspects of a detectable behavior of the individual at a point in time. The detectable behavior is one of a number of detectable behaviors of the individual occurring within a physical and virtual geography and in relation to time. The detectable behaviors include an activity conducted by the individual at a computer and a presence of the individual at a function. Implementing the intelligent agent services also includes determining relevance of relationships among the sets of the information elements in the ontological domain, and searching sources of information using the sets of the information elements having a relationship determined to be relevant, and identifying a solution for satisfying an interest based on the search." The patent application was filed on Oct. 24, 2011 (13/279,617). 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=8,346,715&OS=8,346,715&RS=8,346,715 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,347,408) developed by Arturo A. Rodriguez, Norcross, Ga., and Peter M. Gits, Clarendon Hills, Ill., for a "matching of unknown video content to protected video content." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system that stores plural reference measures, each reference measure corresponding to measured transitions of one or more video objects of plural successive pictures corresponding to a video scene, receives first and second measures of plural successive pictures corresponding to a first video scene received from a remote device, the first and second measures corresponding to measured transitions of a video object of the first video scene, compares the first and second measures with the stored plural reference measures, and indicates to the remote device whether a threshold percentage match exists between the first and second measures and one of the stored plural reference pictures." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2008 (12/164,521). 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=8,347,408&OS=8,347,408&RS=8,347,408 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cox Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Cox Communications, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,347,345) developed by four co-inventors for a television terminal modem. The co-inventors are John S. Hendricks, Potomac, Md., Alfred E. Bonner, Bethesda, Md., Richard E. Wunderlich, Alpharetta, Ga., and Eric C. Berkobin, Woodstock, Ga.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention relates to apparatus and methods for a television terminal with a modem. The television terminal may be a set top terminal for use with a cable television program delivery system. The modem may be integral to the terminal or may be provided as a hardware upgrade unit or expansion card connected to the terminal to modularly enhance the functionality of the terminal. The modem enables the terminal to communicate with interactive services and on-line databases, including services and databases outside of the television program delivery system. The services and databases may provide home shopping, airline reservations, news, financial information, classified advertisements, home banking, and/or interactive teletext." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 1999 (09/396,429). 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=8,347,345&OS=8,347,345&RS=8,347,345 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Method and System for Detecting a State of a Web Application Using a Signature ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,347,393) developed by Prajakta Subbash Jagdale, Alpharetta, Ga., Gerald Eugene Sullivan, Roswell, Ga., and Leonid Promyshlyansky Bensman, Alpharetta, Ga., for "method and system for detecting a state of a web application using a signature." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for generating a signature for determining whether a web page is in a first state or a second state, comprising the steps of selecting a plurality of web pages for processing, requesting the web pages in the first state, dividing the first state pages into a first set of text blocks, requesting the web pages in the second state, dividing the second state pages into a second set of text blocks, eliminating from the first and second sets the text blocks that are common between the first and second set, generating a signature comprising the text blocks of the first set as a component indicative of the first state and the text blocks of the second set as a component indicative of the second state." The patent application was filed on Jan. 9, 2009 (12/351,788). 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=8,347,393&OS=8,347,393&RS=8,347,393 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** LSI Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- LSI, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,347,304) developed by Jose K. Manoj, Lilburn, Ga., Chennakesava R. Arnoori, Atlanta, and Atul Mukker, Suwanee, Ga., for a "resource allocation failure recovery module of a disk driver." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of resource allocation failure recovery is disclosed. The method generally includes steps (A) to (E). Step (A) may generate a plurality of resource requests from a plurality of driver modules to a manager module executed by a processor. Step (B) may generate a plurality of first calls from the manager module to a plurality of allocation modules in response to the resource requests. Step (C) may allocate a plurality of resources to the driver modules using the allocation modules in response to the first calls. Step (D) may allocate a portion of a memory pool to a particular recovery packet using the manager module in response to the allocation modules signaling a failed allocation of a particular one of the resources. Step (E) may recover from the failed allocation using the particular recovery packet." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2009 (12/393,312). 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=8,347,304&OS=8,347,304&RS=8,347,304 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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