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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Feb. 8)

[February 08, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Feb. 8)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Massachusetts.

*** Digital Lumens Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Digital Lumens, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,368,321) developed by four co-inventors for a "power management unit with rules-based power consumption management." The co-inventors are Brian J. Chemel, Marblehead, Mass., Colin Piepgras, Swampscott, Mass., Steve T. Kondo, Quincy, Mass., and Scott D. Johnston, Boston.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In embodiments of the present invention, a method and system is provided for designing improved intelligent, LED-based lighting systems. The LED based lighting systems may include fixtures with one or more of rotatable LED light bars, integrated sensors, onboard intelligence to receive signals from the LED light bars and control the LED light bars, and a mesh network connectivity to other fixtures." The patent application was filed on June 28, 2010 (12/824,797). 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=8,368,321&OS=8,368,321&RS=8,368,321 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** SemEquip Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- SemEquip, North Billerica, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,368,309) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for extracting ions from an ion source for use in ion implantation." The co-inventors are Thomas N. Horsky, Boxborough, Mass., Robert W. Milgate III, Gloucester, Mass., George P. Sacco Jr., Topsfield, Mass., Dale Conrad Jacobson, Salem, N.H., and Wade Allen Krull, Marblehead, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Thermal control is provided for an extraction electrode of an ion-beam producing system that prevents formation of deposits and unstable operation and enables use with ions produced from condensable vapors and with ion sources capable of cold and hot operation. Electrical heating of the extraction electrode is employed for extracting decaborane or octadecaborane ions. Active cooling during use with a hot ion source prevents electrode destruction, permitting the extraction electrode to be of heat-conductive and fluorine-resistant aluminum composition." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2006 (11/648,269). 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=8,368,309&OS=8,368,309&RS=8,368,309 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** iRobot Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- iRobot, Bedford, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,368,339) developed by Joseph L. Jones, Acton, Mass., and Philip R. Mass, Denver, for a robot confinement.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of confining a robot in a work space includes providing a portable barrier signal transmitting device including a primary emitter emitting a confinement beam primarily along an axis defining a directed barrier. A mobile robot including a detector, a drive motor and a control unit controlling the drive motor is caused to avoid the directed barrier upon detection by the detector on the robot. The detector on the robot has an omnidirectional field of view parallel to the plane of movement of the robot. The detector receives confinement light beams substantially in a plane at the height of the field of view while blocking or rejecting confinement light beams substantially above or substantially below the plane at the height of the field of view." The patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2009 (12/540,564). 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=8,368,339&OS=8,368,339&RS=8,368,339 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** GSI Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- GSI Group, Bedford, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,367,968) developed by James Cordingley, Littleton, Mass., Dimitry Maltsev, Carlisle, Mass., and Michael Plotkin, Newton, Mass., for a "system and method for multi-pulse laser processing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Laser pulses are selected from a group of closely spaced laser pulses with an optical modulator by adjusting pulse timing relative to an impingement interval. An adjusted pulse is moved from an impingement interval to a non-impingement interval and is blocked. The blocked laser source is stabilized by running nearly continuously. Pulse selection with multiple laser sources is achieved with a single acousto-optic modulator." The patent application was filed on Jan. 3, 2008 (11/969,000). 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=8,367,968&OS=8,367,968&RS=8,367,968 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Gillette Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Gillette, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,368,346) developed by David C. Batson, Winchester, Mass., and Leslie J. Pinnell, Framingham, Mass., for a "portable energy storage and charging device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a portable charger device that includes a chamber to hold at least one rechargeable charging battery, and at least one controller. The controller is configured to determine a first charging current level to apply to the at least one rechargeable charging battery such that the at least one rechargeable charging battery achieves a first predetermined charge that is reached within a first period of time of 15 minutes or less, apply to the at least one rechargeable charging battery a first charging current substantially equal to the determined first charging current level, determine a second charging current to apply to the one or more external rechargeable batteries, and apply to the one or more external rechargeable batteries a second charging current substantially equal to the determined second charging current level, the second charging current being drawn from the at least one rechargeable charging battery." The patent application was filed on July 11, 2007 (11/775,995). 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=8,368,346&OS=8,368,346&RS=8,368,346 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** SpringLeaf Therapeutics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- SpringLeaf Therapeutics, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,368,285) developed by four co-inventors for an electrochemical actuators. The co-inventors are Yet-Ming Chiang, Framingham, Mass., Timothy E. Chin, San Jose, Calif., Michael J. Cima, Winchester, Mass., and J. Richard Gyory, Sudbury, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Devices and methods for providing electrochemical actuation are described herein. In one embodiment, an actuator device includes an electrochemical cell including a negative electrode and a positive electrode At least a portion of the negative electrode is formed with a material formulated to at least one of intercalate, de-intercalate, alloy with, oxidize, reduce, or plate with a first portion of the positive electrode to an extent different than with a second portion of the positive electrode such that a differential strain is imparted between the first portion and the second portion of the positive electrode and such that at least a portion of the electrochemical cell is displaced. The electrochemical cell includes a portion that is pre-bent along an axis of the electrochemical cell to define a fold axis and the displacement of the at least a portion of the electrochemical cell is maximized along the fold axis." The patent application was filed on Dec. 16, 2011 (13/328,504). 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=8,368,285&OS=8,368,285&RS=8,368,285 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Analog Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Analog Devices, Norwood, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,368,116) developed by Javier A. Salcedo, North Billerica, Mass., David Casey, Limerick, Ireland, and Graham McCorkell, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, for an "apparatus and method for protecting electronic circuits." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatuses and methods for electronic circuit protection are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a well having an emitter and a collector region. The well has a doping of a first type, and the emitter and collector regions have a doping of a second type. The emitter region, well, and collector region are configured to operate as an emitter, base, and collector for a first transistor, respectively. The collector region is spaced away from the emitter region to define a spacing. A first spacer and a second spacer are positioned adjacent the well between the emitter and the collector. A conductive plate is positioned adjacent the well and between the first spacer and the second spacer, and a doping adjacent the first spacer, the second spacer, and the plate consists essentially of the first type." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2010 (12/797,461). 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=8,368,116&OS=8,368,116&RS=8,368,116 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Flir Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Flir Systems, Wilsonville, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,368,001) developed by Joseph Blanchard, Newton, Mass., for a "wireless remote detector systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system is provided that includes: a sensor device adapted to selectively monitor a plurality of sensors including an electrical sensor adapted to monitor at least one electrical parameter associated with a circuit and a heat sensor adapted to monitor heat, wherein the sensor device includes a wireless transceiver within the sensor device adapted to transmit measurement information from the selected sensor; and a receiver indicator device adapted to wirelessly receive the measurement information from the sensor device, and provide an indication based on the measurement information to a user operating the receiver indicator device." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2012 (13/406,378). 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=8,368,001&OS=8,368,001&RS=8,368,001 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Harvard College Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,368,008) developed by Ethan Schonbrun, Newton Highlands, Mass., Charles Rinzler, Denver, and Kenneth B. Crozier, Cambridge, Mass., for an "optical trapping methods and apparatus employing one or more Fresnel zone plates." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus (1100) for trapping fluid-borne object(s) (212) using one or more Fresnel zone plates (202) located in proximity to a fluid medium (208). Optical tweezers based on one or more Fresnel zone plates may be integrated with a microfluidic structure (e.g., chambers, channels) (1104) of various geometries so as to form one or more optical traps (215) within a fluid medium contained by the microfluidic structure(s). Three-dimensional trapping of objects can be obtained with stiffness comparable to that of conventional optical tweezers based on a microscope objective. In one example, a single Fresnel zone plate is particularly configured to form multiple optical traps upon irradiation, so as to trap multiple objects simultaneously. Exemplary applications of the methods and apparatus disclosed herein include determination of various fluid medium properties (e.g., velocity, refractive index, viscosity, temperature, pH) and object sorting." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2008 (12/679,436). 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=8,368,008&OS=8,368,008&RS=8,368,008 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Thermo Fisher Scientific Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,368,896) developed by Yongquan Li, Schenectady, N.Y., Jeffrey S. Socha, Boylston, Mass., and Dieter Kita, Blackstone, Mass., for a "measurement of sulfur trioxide via spectroscopy." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Configurations herein include a novel process, system, etc., to measure a concentration of sulfur trioxide in a gas sample including sulfur trioxide, sulfur dioxide, and water. An example system can include an optical radiation source that generates an optical signal at a plurality of vibration-rotation transitions around at least one frequency selected from the group consisting of 1396.889 cm.sup.-1, 1396.908 cm.sup.-1, 1396.962 cm.sup.-1, 1397.003 cm.sup.-1, 1397.037 cm.sup.-1, 1397.047 cm.sup.-1, and 1397.052 cm.sup.-1. The optical signal is transmitted along an optical path through the gas sample. Based on adjusting a pressure of the gas sample, each of the plurality of vibration-rotation absorption transitions associated with the sulfur trioxide can be substantially isolated from interfering absorption by the sulfur dioxide and the water vapor in the gas sample. Based on a spectral analysis, the system generates a value indicative of a concentration of sulfur trioxide in the gas sample." The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2010 (12/693,293). 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=8,368,896&OS=8,368,896&RS=8,368,896 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,369,213) developed by Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Dunstable, Mass., Francois Le Faucheur, Valbonne, France, and Anna Charny, Sudbury, Mass., for an "optimization of distributed tunnel rerouting in a computer network with path computation at an intermediate node." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, an intermediate node computes paths for a set of tunnels that do not include a particular link (e.g., and possibly a scaled-down bandwidth for each tunnel), considering all of the tunnels of the set. The intermediate node informs head-end nodes of the tunnels of the computed paths (e.g., and scaled bandwidth) and/or a time to reroute the tunnels." The patent application was filed on Feb. 20, 2007 (11/676,675). 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=8,369,213&OS=8,369,213&RS=8,369,213 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Savant Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Savant Systems, Hyannis, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,369,082) developed by four co-inventors for an "in-wall dock for a tablet computer." The co-inventors are Robert P. Madonna, Osterville, Mass., Kathleen M. Lacey, Centerville, Mass., Peter H. Corsini, East Sandwich, Mass., and Michael E. Noonan, Sandwich, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, an in-wall dock for a tablet computer includes a rotatable receiving tray to which a tablet computer is secured. A housing of the in-wall dock is at least partially disposed within a wall cavity of a wall. The receiving tray is rotatably mounted to the housing. The receiving tray is configured to rotate from a first orientation disposed at an acute angle to a front face of the housing to permit engagement of the tablet computer with the receiving tray, to a second orientation that is substantially parallel to the front face of the housing and that prevents removal of the tablet computer from the receiving tray. A lock down mechanism retains the receiving tray in the second orientation. A removable bezel covers at least a portion of a front face of the housing and a front face of the tablet computer." The patent application was filed on Aug. 4, 2010 (12/850,429). 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=8,369,082&OS=8,369,082&RS=8,369,082 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nistica, Fujikura Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Nistica, Bridgewater, N.J., and Fujikura, Japan, have been assigned a patent (8,368,987) developed by four co-inventors for an optical processing device. The co-inventors are Seungbum Woo, Bedford, Mass., Jefferson Wagener, Morristown, N.J., Susumu Nakaya, Sakura, Japan, and Takaaki Ishikawa, Sakura, Japan.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided is an optical processing device including: a beam emission portion which includes a plurality of optical fibers; a dispersion element which disperses a beam emitted from one optical fiber of the plurality of optical fibers; a condenser lens which concentrates the beam passing through the dispersion element; and an optical path conversion optical system which converts an optical path of the beam passing through the condenser lens so that the beam is incident to one of the other optical fibers of the plurality of optical fibers. An optical axis of the condenser lens is inclined with respect to an optical axis direction from the beam emission portion to the optical path conversion optical system. The inclination angle is set so that a maximum difference in focal depth of a plurality of beams having different wavelengths obtained by the dispersion element becomes smaller." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2011 (13/234,083). 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=8,368,987&OS=8,368,987&RS=8,368,987 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Tego Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Tego, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,368,541) developed by five co-inventors for a "method for memory mapping in a composite RFID tag facility." The co-inventors are Larry Moore, Boston, Steve Beckhardt, Boston, David Puleston, Duluth, Ga., Robert W. Hamlin, Monroe, Conn., and Leonid Mats, Pittsburgh.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a method of memory mapping disparate memories on a composite radio frequency identification (RFIdaho tag, where the RFID tag includes a plurality of individual RFID devices each having a memory store with a physical memory address range and mounted to a common substrate, where at least one of the individual RFID devices comprises memory configuration information, and where a memory addressing facility maps the physical memory address ranges of each of the individual RFID devices to a single logical addressing space and presents the address space as a single memory, where the memory addressing facility is included on a computing facility separate from the composite RFID tag." The patent application was filed on June 26, 2012 (13/533,415). 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=8,368,541.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,541&RS=PN/8,368,541 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Point Somee Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Point Somee, Dover, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,368,636) developed by four co-inventors for a "regulation of wavelength shift and perceived color of solid state lighting with intensity variation." The co-inventors are Anatoly Shteynberg, San Jose, Calif., Harry Rodriguez, Gilroy, Calif., Bradley M. Lehman, Belmont, Mass., and Dongsheng Zhou, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Representative embodiments of the invention provide a system, apparatus, and method of controlling an intensity and spectrum of light emitted from a solid state lighting system. The solid state lighting system has a first emitted spectrum at a full intensity level and at a selected temperature, with a first electrical biasing for the solid state lighting system producing a first wavelength shift, and a second electrical biasing for the solid state lighting system producing a second, opposing wavelength shift. Representative embodiments provide for receiving information designating a selected intensity level or a selected temperature; and providing a combined first electrical biasing and second electrical biasing to the solid state lighting system to generate emitted light having the selected intensity level and having a second emitted spectrum within a predetermined variance of the first emitted spectrum over a predetermined range of temperatures." The patent application was filed on Oct. 29, 2007 (11/927,084). 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=8,368,636.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,636&RS=PN/8,368,636 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Science Research Laboratory Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Science Research Laboratory, Somerville, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,369,371) developed by Aland K. Chin, Sharon, Mass., and Peter Chow, Eden Prairie, Minn., for passivated semiconductor surfaces.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The method of these teachings includes processing a semiconductor structure forming an active waveguide of a semiconductor laser in an environment free of contamination in order to provide contamination free mirror facets at the ends of the active waveguide, and depositing a single crystal passivation layer comprised of a semiconductor whose bandgap exceeds that of the active layer and the waveguide layers and that does not form misfit dislocations with the laser diode semiconductor, the deposition occurring at a temperature at which the semiconductor structure does not degrade." The patent application was filed on Oct. 18, 2011 (13/275,839). 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=8,369,371.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,371&RS=PN/8,369,371 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method for Distinguishing Messages ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,368,525) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method for distinguishing messages." The co-inventors are Edith Helen Stern, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Patrick Joseph O'Sullivan, Ballsbridge, Ireland, Robert Cameron Weir, Westford, Mass., Barry E. Willner, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., and Marjorie Willner, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, computer program product, and computing system for associating a time indicator with a message. The time indicator may be indicative of an urgency of a particular task associated with the message. The message having the time indicator may be displayed at a computing device. Numerous other variations and embodiments are also included within the scope of the present disclosure." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2008 (12/347,369). 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=8,368,525.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,525&RS=PN/8,368,525 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Auriga Measurement Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Auriga Measurement Systems, Chelmsford, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,368,451) developed by Steven A. Mulawski, Tyngsborough, Mass., and Yusuke Tajima, Acton, Mass., for a "high power radio frequency (RF) switch." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A radio frequency (RF) switch circuit includes switching devices coupled at a common node and a floating control signal circuit (CSS) coupled to the control electrodes of the switching devices and the common node and configured to isolate RF signals from the CSS and configured to provide differential voltage signals to the common node and each of the control electrodes." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2011 (13/077,096). 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=8,368,451.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,451&RS=PN/8,368,451 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** SimplexGrinnell Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- SimplexGrinnell, Westminster, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,368,528) developed by Kenneth E. Savage Jr., Fitchburg, Mass., and Michael A. Furtado, Shrewsbury, Mass., for a configurable notification device.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A notification device includes a processing module configured to determine a communication mode capability of an alarm panel. The processing module communicates with the control using the determined communication mode. The notification device also includes an output module that is in electrical communication with the processing module. The output module is configured to produce an output signal in response to a signal communicated by the alarm panel." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2009 (12/572,014). 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=8,368,528.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,528&RS=PN/8,368,528 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,369,312) developed by James Flynn, Stoughton, Mass., and Lee Goodman, Tyngsboro, Mass., for a "method and system for retrieving log messages from customer premise equipment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An approach is provided for retrieving a system log. Packets that are destined for a predetermined network address and network port are detected and captured. The packets represent a log file corresponding to a customer premise equipment (CPE) for troubleshooting. A data file is generated to contain the log file, wherein the packets are discarded, by at a firewall, before reaching the predetermined network address and network port." The patent application was filed on Oct. 3, 2007 (11/866,798). 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=8,369,312.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,312&RS=PN/8,369,312 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** T2 Biosystems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- T2 Biosystems, Lexington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,368,402) developed by W. David Lee, West Newton, Mass., and David A. Berry, Brookline, Mass., for an "NMR systems for in vivo detection of analytes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention relates generally to NMR systems for in vivo detection of analytes. More particularly, in certain embodiments, the invention relates to systems in which superparamagnetic nanoparticles are exposed to a magnetic field and radio frequency (RF) excitation at or near the Larmor frequency, such that the aggregation and/or disaggregation of the nanoparticles caused by the presence and/or concentration of a given analyte in a biological fluid is detected in vivo from a monitored RF echo response." The patent application was filed on Nov. 8, 2007 (12/514,250). 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=8,368,402.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,402&RS=PN/8,368,402 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Juniper Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,369,358) developed by John Gibbons, Ashland, Mass., and Paul Howard, Windham, N.H., for a "termination of network connections in absence of a dynamic network interface." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A network access device is described that uses a modified lower layer two (L2) software interface that is enhanced to operate as a proxy for a dynamic upper L2 software interface when the upper L2 software interface has been torn down, i.e., terminated unbeknownst to a subscriber device. The lower L2 software interface may, for example, be extended to incorporate certain features of the upper L2 software interface to detect such a condition. In the absence of the upper L2 software interface, the lower L2 interface may output a simulated termination request on behalf of the upper L2 interface and in accordance with the upper L2 protocol." The patent application was filed on April 2, 2010 (12/753,575). 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=8,369,358.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,358&RS=PN/8,369,358 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Methods and Systems to Detect Voltage Changes within Integrated Circuits ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,368,385) developed by seven co-inventors for "methods and systems to detect voltage changes within integrated circuits." The co-inventors are Aaron M. Barton, Erie, Colo., James S. Ignowski, Fort Collins, Colo., Pablo Lopez, Fort Collins, Colo., Mondira Pant, Westborough, Mass., Rex Petersen, Fort Collins, Colo., Robert Rose, Hudson, Mass., and Sean Welch, Bellingham, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems to detect droop events on-chip, which may include a sensor circuit located adjacent to a voltage node to convert a corresponding voltage to a digital count or value indicative of the voltage. The sensor circuit may include an n-stage ring oscillator and an asynchronous counter. The sensor circuit may include circuitry to capture and convert a phase associated with a count to a binary fractional value to increase voltage resolution. Multiple counts associated with the node may be evaluated at the node to identify minimum and maximum counts and corresponding time stamps. More complex evaluation and control circuitry may be shared amongst a plurality of sensor circuits and may include circuitry to generate and compare counts to one or more variable thresholds, circuitry to average counts over time, and memory to store state values associated with the sensors." The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2009 (12/566,956). 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=8,368,385.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,385&RS=PN/8,368,385 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Daphimo Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Daphimo, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,369,275) developed by Marcos Tzannes, Orinda, Calif., George Kechriotis, Arlington, Mass., and Pui Wu, Chelmsford, Calif., for an "adaptive allocation for variable bandwidth multicarrier communication." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Data is distributed among the channels of an asynchronous data subscriber loop (ADSL) communications system in accordance with an adaptive algorithm which from time to time measures the signal to noise ratio of the various channels and finds a margin for each channel dependent on achievement (where possible) of a given bit error rate and a desired data transmission rate. The margin distribution is achieved by augmenting the constellation signal to noise ratio to enhance computational efficiency and allow redetermination of bit allocation tables during transmission as necessary. Pairs of bit allocation tables are maintained at the transmitter and receiver and one table of each pair at the transmitter and receiver is updated while the other pair is in use for controlling communication." The patent application was filed on Oct. 4, 2010 (12/897,522). 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=8,369,275.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,275&RS=PN/8,369,275 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Laird Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Laird Technologies, Earth City, Mo., has been assigned a patent (8,368,609) developed by Jarrett D. Morrow, Bow, N.H., Adam M. Alevy, Carlisle, Mass., and Shawn W. Johnson, Allenstown, N.H., for an "omnidirectional multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antennas with polarization diversity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Exemplary embodiments are provided of omnidirectional MIMO antennas with polarization diversity. In one exemplary embodiment, an omnidirectional MIMO antenna generally includes an array of radiating antenna elements having a linear horizontal polarization and radiating omnidirectionally in azimuth. The antenna also includes at least one radiating antenna element having a linear vertical polarization and radiating omnidirectionally in azimuth. The vertically polarized radiating antenna is spaced-apart from the array. The antenna is operable for producing omnidirectional, vertically polarized coverage for at least one port, as well as omnidirectional, horizontally polarized coverage for at least one other port." The patent application was filed on July 30, 2009 (12/512,969). 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=8,368,609.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,609&RS=PN/8,368,609 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Invensys Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Invensys Systems, Foxboro, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,368,640) developed by seven co-inventors for a "process control configuration system with connection validation and configuration." The co-inventors are Steven Dardinski, Westford, Mass., Keith Eldridge, North Easton, Mass., Robert Hall, South Easton, Mass., Mark Johnson, North Attleboro, Mass., Brian Mackay, Coppell, Texas, Paul Meskonis, Norwood, Mass., and Scott Volk, North Easton, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Connection objects or other such data structures facilitate establishing and configuring connections between objects that model components in a process control system. A first set of data structures (e.g., the object connection type structures) identify valid types for component-to-component pairings and the respective roles of each component in the pairing (e.g., parent or child, source or sink). A second set of data structures (e.g., the parameter connection type structures) supply similar information for parameter-to-parameter connections. Together, these data structures can be used, for example, to validate component-to-component connections suggested by the user and to automatically configure parameter-to-parameter connections. Actual connections, both at the component or parameter level, are reflected using parameter overrides within the parameterized object model--with which the connection objects are constructed." The patent application was filed on Feb. 14, 2006 (11/355,311). 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=8,368,640.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,640&RS=PN/8,368,640 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Aware Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Aware, Bedford, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,369,394) developed by Murat Belge, Malden, Mass., for "systems and methods for loop length and bridged tap length determination of a transmission line." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Through the use of a least squares minimization concept, the loop length, the number of bridged taps and length of the bridged taps on a transmission line can be determined from readily available modem data. In particular, the loop length, the number of bridge taps and the length of bridged taps can be estimated by comparing a measured frequency domain channel impulse response of the transmission line to a model of a loop that is comprised of multiple sections and multiple bridge taps." The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2011 (13/307,228). 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=8,369,394.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,394&RS=PN/8,369,394 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,368,409) developed by Michael Mueck, Andover, Mass., and Ronald F. Cormier Jr., Tucson, Ariz., for a "capacitance measurement system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A capacitance measurement system precharges first terminals (21-0 . . . 21-k . . . 21-n) of a plurality of capacitors (25-0 . . . 25-k . . . 25), respectively, of a CDAC (capacitor digital-to-analog converter) (23) included in a SAR (successive approximation register) converter (17) to a first voltage (V.sub.DD) and pre-charges a first terminal (3-j) of a capacitor (C.sub.SENj) to a second voltage (GN.D.. The first terminals are coupled to the first terminal of the capacitor to redistribute charges therebetween so as to generate a first voltage on the first terminals and the first terminal of the capacitor, the first voltage being representative of a capacitance of the first capacitor (C.sub.SENj). A SAR converter converts the first voltage to a digital representation (DATA) of the capacitor. The capacitance can be a touch screen capacitance." The patent application was filed on June 2, 2011 (13/151,712). 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=8,368,409.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,409&RS=PN/8,368,409 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Skyhook Wireless Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Skyhook Wireless, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,369,264) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system for selecting and providing a relevant subset of Wi-Fi location information to a mobile client device so the client device may estimate its position with efficient utilization of resources." The co-inventors are Nicolas Brachet, Chestnut Hill, Mass., Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz, Wayland, Mass., Joel N. Nelson, Groton, Mass., and Russel K. Jones, Medfield, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for selecting and providing a relevant subset of Wi-Fi location information to a mobile client device so the client device may estimate its position with efficient utilization of resources. A method of providing a relevant subset of information to a client device is based in part on scanning for Wi-Fi access points within range of the client device, using a Wi-Fi database that covers a large target region to retrieve information about these access points, using this information to estimate the position of the mobile client device, selecting a limited region in the vicinity of the estimated location of the client device, and providing information about Wi-Fi access points within this limited region to the client. For efficient transfer and maintenance of data, the target region may be divided into a hierarchy of fixed geographical tiles." The patent application was filed on Dec. 28, 2007 (11/966,673). 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=8,369,264.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,264&RS=PN/8,369,264 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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