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[August 16, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Virginia (Aug. 16)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Virginia.

*** Fannie Mae Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- Fannie Mae, Washington, has been Assigned a patent (8,244,628) developed by eight co-inventors for "computerized systems and methods for facilitating the flow of capital through the housing finance industry." The co-inventors are Michael J. Williams, Potomac, Md., Peter G. Kopperman, Bethesda, Md., David N. Voth, Oakton, Va., Richard N. Plotnick, Fairfax, Va., Peter A. Simon, Washington, Kimberly J. Thurow, Reston, Va., Michael W. Koch, Bittinger, Md., and Martin T. Schulz, McLean, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented data processing system comprises a pricing engine and user interface program logic. The pricing engine is configured to calculate a price for an individual mortgage loan for a sale of the individual mortgage loan from a loan originator to a secondary mortgage market purchaser. The price is calculated prior to closing of the mortgage loan based on mortgage loan application data for a borrower associated with the mortgage loan. The user interface logic is configured to generate one or more screen displays configured to present the price to the loan originator prior to closing of the loan. The one or more screen displays are also configured to receive a commitment from the loan originator for the sale of the individual mortgage loan to the secondary mortgage market purchaser." The patent application was filed on July 7, 2010 (12/831,893). 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=8,244,628&OS=8,244,628&RS=8,244,628 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,243,787) developed by Kevin D. Grozis, Sterling, Va., for a "method and system for protecting MPEG frames during transmission within an internet protocol (IP) network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include identifying video data traffic as at least one of I-frame video data traffic, B-frame video data traffic, and P-frame video data traffic, classifying the video data traffic based on the identification, applying at least one of Expedited Forwarding (EF) standards and Assured Forwarding (AF) standards to the video data traffic based on the classification, and transmitting the video data traffic to one or more video receiver device network elements via one or more network elements using a network." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2008 (12/140,409). 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=8,243,787.PN.&OS=PN/8,243,787&RS=PN/8,243,787 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Paypal Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- Paypal, San Jose, Calif., and Paypal International, Dublin, Ireland, have been assigned a patent (8,244,641) developed by Elliott D. Light, Rockville, Md., and James C. P. Lum, Oakton, Va., for a "method and apparatus for data recipient storage and retrieval of data using a network communication device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for data recipient invoked electronic commerce allowing data subjects to provide information over a network and data recipients to receive such information relating to the needs of s data subject such as purchases, distribution of application information and the like. The system includes a server having software which gathers the information from a data subject to complete a transaction over a network. The system has a data subject data structure that stores information for registered data subjects. The software is able to access the data subject data structure and enter the data subject's information during subsequent transactions. Having the software obtain and enter the data subject's purchasing information, the data subject does not have to enter the same information every time the data subject desires to effect a transaction over the network. In alternate embodiments, the same technology can be applied to other arenas where a user may have to enter the same repetitive information." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2010 (12/751,861). 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=8,244,641.PN.&OS=PN/8,244,641&RS=PN/8,244,641 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Immersion Medical Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- Immersion Medical, Gaithersburg, Md., has been Assigned a patent (8,244,506) developed by Anton Butsev, Burke, Va., and Weimin Wu, Boyds, Md., for an "ultrasound simulation apparatus and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes receiving data values associated with one of a position and orientation of a simulated scanner relative to an object. Image values are calculated, substantially in realtime, based on the data values. A simulated ultrasound image is rendered in a graphical display based on the image values. The simulated ultrasound image is representative of an interior or a simulated interior of the object on the ultrasound scan plane. Ultrasound simulation systems are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on Nov. 15, 2010 (12/946,551). 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=8,244,506&OS=8,244,506&RS=8,244,506 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Providing Telephony Services Using Intelligent End Points ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,243,717) developed by four co-inventors for "providing telephony services using intelligent end points." The co-inventors are Michael H. McClung, Vienna, Va., Henry Chen, Plano, Texas, Andrew J. Francke, Morgan Hill, Calif., and Richard B. Platt, Prosper, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system includes telephony devices that provide services and applications through the execution of scripts in web pages." The patent application was filed on March 4, 2008 (12/074,567). 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=8,243,717.PN.&OS=PN/8,243,717&RS=PN/8,243,717 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Communication Integration Between a Virtual Universe and an External Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,244,805) developed by five co-inventors for a "communication integration between a virtual universe and an external device." The co-inventors are Rick A. Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., James R. Kozloski, New Fairfield, Conn., Brian M. O'Connell, Cary, N.C., Clifford A. Pickover, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Keith R. Walker, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An approach that provides real-time communication integration between a virtual universe and an external source is described. In one embodiment, there is a real-time communication integration interface tool that provides real-time communication integration between a virtual universe and a communication device external to the virtual universe. In this embodiment, there is a communication request component configured to receive a request to initiate a communication between a first resident that is on-line in the virtual universe and a second resident that is logged out of the virtual universe via the communication device. A communication link component is configured to establish a communication link between the virtual universe and the communication device in response to receiving the request." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2008 (12/144,776). 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=8,244,805&OS=8,244,805&RS=8,244,805 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Management of a Service Oriented Architecture Shared Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,244,847) developed by six co-inventors for a "management of a service oriented architecture shared service." The co-inventors are Kishore Channabasavaiah, Palatine, Ill., Stephen C. Kendrick, Fairfax, Va., Sri Ramanathan, Lutz, Fla., Matthew B. Trevathan, Kennesaw, Ga., Raghu Varadan, San Francisco, and Nevenko Zunic, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An approach that manages a service oriented architecture (SOA) shared service is provided. In one embodiment, there is a service management tool, including an identification component configured to identify a SOA shared service that needs to be revised; and a revision component configured to develop a revision procedure to address the SOA shared service that needs to be revised, and implement the revision procedure for the SOA shared service." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2009 (12/393,110). 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=8,244,847&OS=8,244,847&RS=8,244,847 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AOL Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- AOL, Dulles, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,244,799) developed by William Salusky, Sterling, Va., and Mark Ellzey Thomas, Fairfax, Va., for a "client application fingerprinting based on analysis of client requests." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Processes are disclosed for fingerprinting and identifying client applications based on the analysis of client requests. In an HTTP-based embodiment, a fingerprint is constructed based on the presence and order of HTTP headers included in a request from a client application or device. This fingerprint may then be compared to known fingerprints associated with particular client applications to identify the particular client application and/or to assess whether the client application is malicious. The results of this analysis may, for example, be used to determine how to respond to the current request and/or subsequent requests." The patent application was filed on July 21, 2008 (12/176,603). 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=8,244,799&OS=8,244,799&RS=8,244,799 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Detecting and Processing Corrupted Video Recordings ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,244,102) developed by four co-inventors for "detecting and processing corrupted video recordings." The co-inventors are Kulvir S. Bhogal, Fort Worth, Texas, Gregory J. Boss, American Fork, Utah, Rick A. Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., and Brian M. O'Connell, Cary, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention include a method that comprises receiving a request to record television content on a specified channel for a specified period of time. The method can also include tuning to the specified channel at the specified time, and recording the specified content. The method can also include determining that one or more segments of the television content is corrupted. The method can also include presenting a notification indicating that some of the television content is corrupted, retuning to the specified channel made by the request, and acquiring uncorrupted television content for use in replacing the one or more segments of corrupted television content." The patent application was filed on Oct. 19, 2007 (11/875,370). 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=8,244,102&OS=8,244,102&RS=8,244,102 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Aerospace Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- Aerospace, El Segundo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,244,066) developed by seven co-inventors for an "adaptive membrane shape deformation system." The co-inventors are Neil A. Ives, Hawthorne, Calif., Chia-Hsin Suen, San Francisco, Martin S. Leung, Redondo Beach, Calif., Nicholas J. Marechal, Tarzana, Calif., Ivan Bekey, Annandale, Va., David C. Straw, Washington, and Maribeth Mason, Santa Monica, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method determines the shape of a surface that preferably is a deployed space-based adaptive flexible membrane antenna, using patterned projections, image capturing, and membrane shape processing for producing membrane shape data describing the contour of the surface of the membrane with the membrane shape data then preferably used as inputs for a feedback control actuation system for deforming the membrane to a desired shaped so as to maintain the three-dimensional shape of the membrane in the desired shape." The patent application was filed on March 24, 2008 (12/077,986). 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=8,244,066&OS=8,244,066&RS=8,244,066 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,244,456) developed by Charles W. Morris, Manassas, Va., for a validation of track databases.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for validating track databases based on the contents of a geological database. The track database stores a piecewise-polynomial spline as a geometric representation of the track, along with offsets from spline points to represent the geo-locations of features on the track. After the computations associated with the geometric representation are completed and the track database is populated, the geo-locations of features in the track database are checked for consistency with the geo-locations of monuments in the geological database. If the geo-location of a feature in the track database is found to differ by more than a threshold distance from its projected geo-location, as computed from offsets from a monument in the geological database, then corrective action is taken. The illustrative embodiment also enables the validation of data values in the track database and relationships among track features." The patent application was filed on March 12, 2009 (12/402,681). 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=8,244,456.PN.&OS=PN/8,244,456&RS=PN/8,244,456 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Innovative Wireless Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- Innovative Wireless Technologies, Forest, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,244,260) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for management of a global wireless sensor network." The co-inventors are James E. Silverstrim, Forest, Va., W. Eric Holland, Lynchburg, Va., Luke Koleszar, Lynchburg, Va., and Paul Carpenter, Lynchburg, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for global wireless sensor network architecture and protocol for remote supervision, asset control and operational management based on localized clusters of autonomous sensor/supervision/operational sensor nodes capable of ad hoc interconnection with nearby nodes and connection to gateway nodes with increased network functionality. These localized cluster nodes send data to gateway nodes either directly or through multi-hop transactions. The gateway nodes are, in turn, connected to other gateway nodes and operations control centers either through wireless or wired data communications links. Utilizing the Internet for long range interconnectivity, the network is scaleable to a global level. The resulting network is based on an ad hoc mesh topology to allow flexibility in network modification and expansion and is comprised of a tiered structure defined by increasing functionality. A current application for this technology is the remote control and supervision of lighting systems for facilities and municipalities on a local, national and/or global basis from centralized regional operations centers." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2011 (13/156,375). 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=8,244,260.PN.&OS=PN/8,244,260&RS=PN/8,244,260 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Nextel Communications Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Communicating Using a Plurality of Identities ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- Nextel Communications, Reston, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,244,215) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for communicating using a plurality of identities." The co-inventors are Michael Delaet, Belton, Mo., John McCloskey, Kensington, Md., Peter Agnvall, Washington, and Shane David Chapman, Herndon, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for communicating using a plurality of identities is disclosed. The method includes communicating on a mobile communications device using a first identity having an associated first content and communicating using a second identity having an associated second content. The apparatus includes a processor for communicating with a communications network using the first identity having the associated first content and using the second identity having the associated second content." The patent application was filed on March 29, 2011 (13/074,902). 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=8,244,215.PN.&OS=PN/8,244,215&RS=PN/8,244,215 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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