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As readers of this section know, we have changed the format of the "Recent Patents" coverage. Thus far, we had simply listed patents issued in the previous 30 days from various signal processing areas. We think that a much better way to cover recent patents is to highlight an interesting area in contemporary signal processing, and list some interesting patents that have recently been issued in that area. The aim is to draw readers' attention to fertile technical areas as well as the industrial or academic organizations where research in these areas is taking place.
For our August 2011 edition we focus on patents in the area of Compressive Sensing. The selection below includes patents issued in the recent past, and includes inventions on the fundamental sensing apparatus, applications to radar imaging, MR imaging, array signal processing and error control coding. If you have an interesting patent to share when we feature compressive sensing-related patents the next time, or if you are especially interested in a signal processing research field that you would want to be highlighted in this section, please send email to Shantanu Rane (rane AT merl DOT com).
US 7,834,795, "Compressive sensor array system and method ", by D. Dudgeon, J. Laska and C. Myers, filed 28 May 2009, issued 16 November 2010, assigned to BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Inc. (Nashua, NH).
US 7,928,893, "Apparatus and method for compressive sensing radar imaging", by R. Baraniuk and T. Steeghs, filed 12 April 2007, issued 19 April 2011, assigned to Rice University (Houston, TX).
US 7,688,068, "System and method for using parallel imaging with compressed sensing", by P. Beatty, filed 6 May 2008, issued 30 March 2010, assigned to General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY).
US 7,592,808, "System and method for reducing MR scan time using partial fourier acquisition and compressed sensing" by K. King, filed 6 May 2008, issued 22 September 2009, assigned to General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY).
US 7,450,032, "System and method for encoding a signal using compressed sensor measurements" by G. Cormode and S. Muthukrishnan, filed 27 December 2005, issued 11 November 2008, assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property II (Reno, NV).
US 7,271,747, "Method and apparatus for distributed compressed sensing", by R. Baraniuk, D. Barron, M. Duarte, S. Sarvotham, M. Wakin and M. Davenport, filed 10 May 2006, issued 18 September 2007, assigned to Rice University (Houston, TX).
US 7,602,183, "K-T sparse: high frame-rate dynamic magnetic resonance imaging exploiting spatio-temporal sparsity", by M. Lustig, J. Santos, D. Donoho and J. Pauly, filed 12 February 2008, issued 13 October 2009, assigned to Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA).
US 7,890,842, "Computer-implemented method for correcting transmission errors using linear programming", by E. Candes and T. Tao, filed 31 January 2006, issued 15 February 2011, assigned to California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA) and the Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA).
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