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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Feb. 22)

[February 22, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Feb. 22)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** BiPar Sciences Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- BiPar Sciences, Bridgewater, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,377,985) developed by five co-inventors for treatment of cancer. The co-inventors are Ernest Kun, Mill Valley, Calif., Jerome Mendeleyev, San Francisco, Carol Basbaum, San Francisco, Hassan Lemjabbar-Alaoui, Danville, Calif., and Valeria S. Ossovskaya, San Francisco.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods of treating bone cancer are disclosed. The methods comprise administering to a patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula (Ia) ##STR00001## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3, R.sub.4, and R.sub.5 are described herein, wherein at least two of the five R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3, R.sub.4, and R.sub.5 substituents are always hydrogen, at least one of the five substituents is always nitro, and at least one substituent positioned adjacent to a nitro is always iodo, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2008 (12/165,437). 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=8,377,985&OS=8,377,985&RS=8,377,985 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Ovokaitys Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Todd F. Ovokaitys, Carlsbad, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,377,989) developed by Todd F. Ovokaitys, and John Scott Strachan, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, for a "room temperature stable non-crystalline aspirin and method for the preparation thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides stable non-crystalline aspirin that does not crystallize at room temperature during storage for prolonged periods of time and processes for obtaining the stable non-crystalline aspirin." The patent application was filed on Oct. 16, 2008 (12/252,447). 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=8,377,989&OS=8,377,989&RS=8,377,989 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Motorola Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Motorola Solutions, Schaumburg, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,379,529) developed by four co-inventors for "distributed spectrum allocation scheme for cognitive radio." The co-inventors are Edgar H. Callaway Jr., Boca Raton, Fla., Monique B. Brown, San Jose, Calif., Paul E. Gorday, West Palm Beach, Fla., and David E. Taubenheim, Plantation, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique (300) and apparatus for sharing frequency spectrum amongst cognitive radios is provided. By maintaining an unoccupied spectral quantum between each CR device, the channel technique ensures that a device just beginning transmissions in the CR frequency band will have spectrum from which to start growing. The growth can continue up to the maximum the spectrum can support, when the bandwidth of each device has been reduced to one spectral quantum, and there are no available spectral quanta left." The patent application was filed on Sept. 19, 2007 (11/857,911). 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=8,379,529&OS=8,379,529&RS=8,379,529 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,478) developed by Ali Anvar, Irvine, Calif., Gil I. Winograd, Aliso Viejo, Calif., and Esin Terzioglu, Aliso Viejo, Calif., for "synchronous global controller for enhanced pipelining." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a system and method for adjusting timing of memory access operations to a memory block. In one embodiment, a controller may be in communication with a memory block. The controller may be adapted to adjust timing of a memory access operation to the memory block by extending a portion of a clock pulse to compensate for delay associated with the memory block. The delay may correspond to a predecoder delay or a global decoder delay. The clock pulse may be a read clock pulse or a write clock pulse. In one embodiment, the controller may be adapted to adjust timing of a read clock pulse differently from a write clock pulse." The patent application was filed on March 30, 2012 (13/435,020). 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=8,379,478&OS=8,379,478&RS=8,379,478 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Allergan Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Allergan, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,377,984) developed by David W. Old, Irvine, Calif., for "substituted gamma lactams as therapeutic agents." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed herein is a compound represented by the formula: ##STR00001## Methods, compositions, and medicaments related to these compounds are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on Jan. 16, 2009 (12/354,919). 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=8,377,984&OS=8,377,984&RS=8,377,984 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,379,527) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for second order multi-layer traffic grooming for optical network optimization." The co-inventors are Ali Zolfaghari, San Ramon, Calif., Andre Fuetsch, San Antonio, Christine Bouamalay, Oakland, Calif., and Miguel Tomas Molina, San Ramon, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of planning a network is disclosed. The method includes estimating a first cost of forming a direct connection between an origination central office and a destination central office. The method also includes estimating a second cost of forming a spoke connection between the origination central office and a hub node. The spoke connection is to carry residual data traffic. The method also includes determining whether to implement the direct connection based on whether the estimated first cost exceeds the estimated second cost." The patent application was filed on July 9, 2009 (12/500,221). 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=8,379,527&OS=8,379,527&RS=8,379,527 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** LSI Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- LSI, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,498) developed by four co-inventors for "systems and methods for track to track phase alignment." The co-inventors are George Mathew, San Jose, Calif., Ming Jin, Fremont, Calif., Shaohua Yang, San Jose, Calif., and Erich F. Haratsch, Bethlehem, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for data processing. As an example, a data processing circuit is discussed that includes: a data buffer, an inter-track interference response circuit, an inter-track interference signal estimator circuit, and a sync mark detector circuit. The data buffer is operable to store a previous track data set that includes a first sync pattern. The inter-track interference response circuit is operable to estimate an inter-track interference response from the previous track data set based at least in part on the previous track data set and a current track data set. The current track data set includes a second sync pattern. The inter-track interference signal estimator circuit is operable to calculate an inter-track interference from the previous track data set based at least in part on the previous track data set and the inter-track interference response from the previous track data set. The sync mark detector circuit operable to identify the first sync pattern in the inter-track interference from the previous track data set in the current track data set." The patent application was filed on July 19, 2011 (13/186,146). 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=8,379,498&OS=8,379,498&RS=8,379,498 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** U.S. Navy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- The U.S. Navy has been assigned a patent (8,379,484) developed by Richard J. Rikoski, Alameda, Calif., for an "apparatus and method for compensating images for differences in aspect." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for eliminating aspect dependence of images generated by a radiative scanner such as a radar, sonar, or the like. Echoes from the scanner are received back and detected at a known and preselected number of aspects. The echo received at each aspect is multiplied by the transform of the point spread function of each of the other preselected aspects. In this manner, the frequency domain version of each echo is multiplied by the frequency domain point spread function of all of the preselected aspects, and the ultimate processed echo will be aspect independent." The patent application was filed on May 17, 2010 (12/802,453). 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=8,379,484&OS=8,379,484&RS=8,379,484 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Theravance Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Theravance, South San Francisco, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,377,965) developed by Sabine Axt, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Timothy J. Church, San Mateo, Calif., for "crystalline forms of a biphenyl compound." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides crystalline forms of biphenyl-2-ylcarbamic acid 1-(2-{[4-(4-carbamoylpiperidin-1-ylmethyl)benzoyl]methylamino}ethyl)piper- idin-4-yl ester, and pharmaceutically acceptable solvates thereof. The crystalline form can be a freebase, or a salt such as a diphosphate, monosulfate or dioxalate salt. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising these crystalline compounds or prepared using these compounds; processes and intermediates for preparing the crystalline compounds; and methods of using these compounds to treat a pulmonary disorder." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2010 (12/817,543). 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=8,377,965&OS=8,377,965&RS=8,377,965 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Scripps Research Institute Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Scripps Research Institute, LaJolla, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,377,981) developed by Dale Boger, LaJolla, Calif., for "CBI derivatives subject to reductive activation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A unique class of N-acyl O-amino phenol prodrugs of CBI-TMI and CBI-indole.sub.2 were synthesized and shown to be prodrugs, subject to reductive activation by nucleophilic cleavage of a weak N--O bond, effectively releasing the free drug in functional cellular assays for cytotoxic activity approaching or matching the activity of the free drug, yet remain essentially stable to ex vivo DNA alkylation conditions. Most impressively, assessment of the in vivo antitumor activity of a representative O-(acylamino) prodrug, 8, indicate that they approach the potency and exceed the efficacy of the free drug itself (CBI-indole.sub.2), indicating that the inactive prodrugs not only effectively release the free drug in vivo, but that they offer additional advantages related to a controlled or targeted release in vivo." The patent application was filed on Nov. 13, 2008 (12/742,616). 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=8,377,981&OS=8,377,981&RS=8,377,981 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** XenoPort Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- XenoPort, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,377,956) developed by Aetna W. Wun, Basel, Switzerland, and David J. Wustrow, Saratoga, Calif., for "use of (3R)-4-{[(1S)-2-methyl-1-(2-methylpropanoyloxy)propoxy]carbonylamin- o}-3-(4-chlorophenyl) butanoic acid for treating urinary incontinence." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Use of (3R)-4-{[(1S)-2-methyl-1-(2-methylpropanoyloxy)propoxy]carbonylami- no}-3-(4-chlorophenyl)butanoic acid for treating urinary incontinence is disclosed." The patent application was filed on March 1, 2011 (13/037,541). 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=8,377,956&OS=8,377,956&RS=8,377,956 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Pharmacyclics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Pharmacyclics, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,377,946) developed by Wei Chen, Fremont, Calif., and David J. Loury, San Jose, Calif., for "pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine and pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine compounds as kinase inhibitors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed herein are compounds of Formula (II) that form covalent bonds with Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk). Also described are irreversible inhibitors of Btk. Methods for the preparation of the compounds are disclosed. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions that include the compounds. Methods of using the Btk inhibitors are disclosed, alone or in combination with other therapeutic agents, for the treatment of autoimmune diseases or conditions, heteroimmune diseases or conditions, cancer, including lymphoma, and inflammatory diseases or conditions. ##STR00001##." The patent application was filed on June 21, 2012 (13/529,911). 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=8,377,946&OS=8,377,946&RS=8,377,946 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Allergan Sales Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Allergan Sales, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,377,982) developed by Christopher A. Muller, Foothill Ranch, Calif., Janet K. Cheetam, Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Teresa H. Kuan, Placentia, Calif., for "ketorolac tromethamine compositions for treating or preventing ocular pain." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Compositions comprising ketorolac tromethamine at a therapeutically effective concentration of less than 0.5% are disclosed herein. Methods of treating or preventing ocular pain using said compositions are also disclosed herein." The patent application was filed on March 30, 2012 (13/434,956). 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=8,377,982&OS=8,377,982&RS=8,377,982 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Roche Palo Alto Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Roche Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,377,931) developed by Jacob Berger, Los Altos Hills, Calif., Robin Douglas Clark, Lawai, Hawaii, and Shu-Hai Zhao, Sunnyvale, Calif., for "benzoxazine derivatives and uses thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a compound of the formula: ##STR00001## a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a prodrug thereof, where R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3, R.sup.4, R.sup.5, R.sup.6, R.sup.7, R.sup.8, R.sup.9, Y, Z.sup.1, m, n, and p are as defined herein. The present invention also provides compositions comprising, methods for using, and methods for preparing Compound of Formula I." The patent application was filed on Sept. 4, 2009 (12/584,373). 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=8,377,931&OS=8,377,931&RS=8,377,931 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Micron Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,379,446) developed by Frankie F. Roohparvar, Monte Sereno, Calif., Vishal Sarin, Cupertino, Calif., and Jung-Sheng Hoei, Newark, Calif., for a "memory controller self-calibration for removing systemic influence." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Self-calibration for a memory controller is performed by writing a voltage to a selected cell. Adjacent cells around the selected cell are programmed. After each of the adjacent programming operations, the voltage on the selected cell is read to determine any change in voltage caused by systemic offsets such as, for example, floating gate-to-floating gate coupling. These changes are averaged and stored in a table as an offset for use in adjusting a programming voltage or a read voltage in a particular area of memory represented by the offset. Self calibration method for temperature is determined by writing cells at different temperatures and reading at different temperatures to generate temperature offset tables for the write path and read path. These offset tables are used to adjust for systematic temperature related offsets during programming and during read." The patent application was filed on Aug. 25, 2011 (13/217,492). 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=8,379,446&OS=8,379,446&RS=8,379,446 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Ovonyx Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Ovonyx, Sterling Heights, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,379,439) developed by Tyler Lowrey, San Jose, Calif., Ward Parkinson, Boise, Idaho, and Guy Wicker, Southfield, Mich., for a "programmable matrix array with chalcogenide material." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A memory element, a threshold switching element, or the series combination of a memory element and a threshold switching element may be used for coupling conductive lines in an electrically programmable matrix array. Leakage may be reduced by optionally placing a breakdown layer in series with the phase-change material and/or threshold switching material between the conductive lines. The matrix array may be used in a programmable logic device." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2009 (12/640,723). 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=8,379,439&OS=8,379,439&RS=8,379,439 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Rockwell Automation Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Rockwell Automation Technologies, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,379,417) developed by four co-inventors for a "power converter and integrated DC choke therefor." The co-inventors are Yuan Xiao, Kitchener, Canada, Navid R. Zargari, Cambridge, Calif., Zhongyuan Cheng, Cambridge, Calif., and Lixiang Wei, Whitefish Bay, Wis.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A power conversion system and a DC link choke therefore are presented, in which a continuous core structure is provided with first and second legs around which four or more windings are located, with one or more shunt structures providing a magnetic flux path between intermediate portions of the first and second legs." The patent application was filed on July 6, 2011 (13/177,100). 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=8,379,417&OS=8,379,417&RS=8,379,417 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Micron Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,379,442) developed by Hagop A. Nazarian, San Jose, Calif., for "memory device and method having charge level assignments selected to minimize signal coupling." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A non-volatile memory device programs memory cells in each row in a manner that minimizes the coupling of spurious signals. A control logic unit programs the cells in a row using a set of bit state assignments chosen by evaluating data that are to be written to the cells in the row. The control logic unit performs this evaluation by determining the number of cells in the row that will be programmed to each of a plurality of bit states corresponding to the write data. The control logic unit then selects a set of bit state assignments that will cause the programming level assigned to each bit state to be inversely proportional to the number of memory cells in the row that are programmed with the bit state. The selected set of bit states is then used to program the memory cells in the row." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2011 (13/292,783). 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=8,379,442&OS=8,379,442&RS=8,379,442 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Spacer-connector and Circuit Board Assembly ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,379,403) developed by six co-inventors for a "spacer-connector and circuit board assembly." The co-inventors are David W. Waite, Oceanside, Calif., James L. Blair, Ramona, Calif., Ashish Lohiya, La Jolla, Calif., Arvid G. Sammuli, Escondido, Calif., Jeffrey T. Smith, Poway, Calif., and Saritha Narra, San Diego.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A spacer-connector and connection arrangements between daughter boards and motherboards are disclosed. Assemblies may include a daughter board one or more spacer-connectors spacing the daughter board above a motherboard and conductive elastomers providing electrical connections between the daughter board and spacer-connector and between the spacer-connector and the motherboard. The spacer-connector may include ground, power, digital and/or controlled impedance RF pathways to conduct signals between the daughter board to the mother board." The patent application was filed on March 30, 2010 (12/750,458). 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=8,379,403&OS=8,379,403&RS=8,379,403 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,379,392) developed by Ion Bita, San Jose, Calif., John H. Hong, San Clemente, Calif., and Khurshid S. Alam, Mountain View, Calif., for a "light-based sealing and device packaging." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for manufacturing and packaging electronic devices with light absorptive thin film stacks are provided. In one embodiment, a light is applied to a light absorptive thin film stack disposed between a substrate and a backplate to seal the substrate to the backplate. In another embodiment, the light absorptive thin film stack includes a plurality of thin film layers. In yet another embodiment, the light absorptive thin film stack includes a spacer layer over a reflective layer and an absorber layer over the spacer layer. In still another embodiment, the light absorptive thin film stack is less than 200 nanometers thick. In yet a further embodiment, a light absorptive thin film stack is used to seal a substrate having glass, plastic, metal, or silicon to a backplate having glass, plastic, metal, or silicon. Thus, the light absorptive thin film stack is used to seal similar or dissimilar materials through a bonding process." The patent application was filed on Oct. 23, 2009 (12/605,246). 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=8,379,392&OS=8,379,392&RS=8,379,392 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** SanDisk 3D Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- SanDisk 3D, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,437) developed by Tyler Thorp, Palo Alto, Calif., and Roy E. Scheuerlein, Cupertino, Calif., for a "flexible multi-pulse set operation for phase-change memories." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus are provided that include reading a plurality of sets of program pulse tuning instructions from a memory page, the memory page including a plurality of memory cells; and creating a plurality of program pulses in accordance with the plurality of sets of program pulses to program the plurality of memory cells. The plurality of sets of program pulse tuning instructions may be different from one another in at least one respect." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2009 (12/551,553). 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=8,379,437&OS=8,379,437&RS=8,379,437 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Smart Modular Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Smart Modular Technologies, Newark, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,391) developed by Mike H. Amidi, Lake Forest, Calif., Robert S. Pauley, Mission Viejo, Calif., and Satyanarayan Shivkumar Iyer, Fremont, Calif., for a "memory module with vertically accessed interposer assemblies." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A memory module with attached transposer and interposers to provide additional surface area for the placement of memory devices is disclosed. The memory module includes a memory board with a first surface, a second surface and an edge with a set of electrical contacts. A transposer is attached to each surface of the memory board, and an interposer is attached to each transposer on the opposite surface of the transposer from the memory board. The interposer has space to allow placement of memory devices on both a first surface between the interposer and the memory board, and on a second surface of the interposer away from the memory board." The patent application was filed on May 13, 2009 (12/465,560). 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=8,379,391&OS=8,379,391&RS=8,379,391 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** TeleCommunications Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- TeleCommunications Systems, Annapolis, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,379,381) developed by Thanh Tran, Temple City, Calif., for a "rugged solid state hard drive with silicone gel damping." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A rugged hard drive includes a PC board mounted in an enclosure in a plane that is between, and parallel to two enclosure walls with the PC board being free to flex within the enclosure along an axis of the board when the hard drive is subjected to shock, or vibration, and with the enclosure including gaps, between the board and the inner surfaces of the enclosure, filled with silicone gel to cover electrical components on the board." The patent application was filed on Dec. 27, 2010 (12/930,106). 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=8,379,381&OS=8,379,381&RS=8,379,381 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sharp Laboratories of America Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Increasing the Temporal Resolution of Video Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Sharp Laboratories of America, Camas, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,379,152) developed by Hiroyuki Takeda, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Petrus J.L. Van Beek, Camas, Wash., for "systems and methods for increasing the temporal resolution of video data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for multi-scale spatio-temporal steering kernel regression may include repeatedly spatially downsampling input video data, thereby obtaining spatially downsampled video data at a coarsest spatial resolution scale. The spatially downsampled video data at the coarsest spatial resolution scale may be temporally upscaled to generate an estimate of temporally upscaled video data at the coarsest spatial resolution scale. The temporal upscaling may be achieved using spatio-temporal steering kernel regression. Estimates of the temporally upscaled video data may be repeatedly spatially upscaled to generate an estimate of the temporally upscaled video data at the original spatial resolution. The spatial upscaling may be achieved using spatio-temporal steering kernel regression." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2008 (12/060,061). 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=8,379,152&OS=8,379,152&RS=8,379,152 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Theravance Assigned Patent for Benzimidazole-carboxamide Compounds as 5-HT.sub.4 Receptor Agonists ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Theravance, South San Francisco, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,377,964) developed by seven co-inventors for "benzimidazole-carboxamide compounds as 5-HT.sub.4 receptor agonists." The co-inventors are Robert Murray McKinnell, Half Moon Bay, Calif., Roland Gendron, San Francisco, Lan Jiang, Foster City, Calif., Seok-ki Choi, Palo Alto, Calif., Daniel D. Long, San Francisco, Paul R. Fatheree, San Francisco, and Daniel Marquess, Half Moon Bay, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention relates to benzimidazole-carboxamide 5-HT.sub.4 receptor agonist compounds of formula (I) ##STR00001## wherein R.sup.1 and X are as defined in the specification, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate or stereoisomer thereof. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, methods of using such compounds to treat diseases associated with 5-HT.sub.4 receptor activity, and processes and intermediates useful for preparing such compounds." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2010 (12/796,902). 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=8,377,964&OS=8,377,964&RS=8,377,964 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Headway Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Headway Technologies, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,347) developed by five co-inventors for a "perpendicular shield pole writer with tapered main pole and tapered non-magnetic top shaping layer." The co-inventors are Lijie Guan, San Jose, Calif., Joe Smyth, Aptos, Calif., Moris Dovek, San Jose, Calif., Yoshitaka Sasaki, Santa Clara, Calif., and Cherng-Chyi Han, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A PMR writer with a tapered main pole layer and tapered non-magnetic top-shaping layer is disclosed that minimizes trailing shield saturation. A second non-magnetic top shaping layer may be employed to reduce the effective TH size while the bulk of the trailing shield is thicker to allow a larger process window for back end processing. A sloped surface with one end at the ABS and a second end 0.05 to 0.3 microns from the ABS is formed at a 10 to 80 degree angle to the ABS and includes a sloped surface on the upper portion of the main pole layer and on the non-magnetic top shaping layer. An end is formed on the second non-magnetic top shaping layer at the second end of the sloped surface followed by forming a conformal write gap layer and then depositing the trailing shield on the write gap layer and along the ABS." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2012 (13/554,275). 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=8,379,347&OS=8,379,347&RS=8,379,347 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Konica Minolta Laboratory USA Assigned Patent for Creation and Placement of Two-dimensional Barcode Stamps on Printed Documents for Storing Authentication Information ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Konica Minolta Laboratory USA, San Mateo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,261) developed by Wei Ming, Cupertino, Calif., for a "creation and placement of two-dimensional barcode stamps on printed documents for storing authentication information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A document authenticating method is disclosed by which a plurality of two-dimensional barcode stamps are generated and printed on a back side of the document forming a pre-defined special pattern. The barcode stamps collectively encode the content of the document to be used for document authentication. Each barcode stamp encodes linking information indicating the position of the next barcode stamp. An index barcode may be printed on the front side of the document which encodes the position information for all of the barcode stamps on the back side." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2008 (12/338,945). 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=8,379,261&OS=8,379,261&RS=8,379,261 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sogang University, University of California Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea, and the University of California, Berkeley, Calif., have been assigned a patent (8,379,212) developed by four co-inventors for a "plasmonic droplet, method and apparatus for preparing the same, detection method using plasmonic droplet." The co-inventors are Taewook Kang, Seoul, South Korea, Luke P. Lee, Orinda, Calif., Yeonho Choi, Seoul, South Korea, and Younggeun Park, Incheon, South Korea.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed herein is an innovative plasmonic droplet including a droplet of fluid, a detection-target material which is in the droplet of fluid, and a nanoplasmon probe which is on a surface of the droplet of fluid and/or in the droplet of fluid. The plasmonic droplet may be applied for plasmon based optical sensing techniques, for example, for ultrasensitive analysis of bacteria, pathogen, etc." The patent application was filed on April 7, 2010 (12/755,743). 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=8,379,212&OS=8,379,212&RS=8,379,212 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Telegent Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Telegent Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,147) developed by Edward Chang, Saratoga, Calif., and Herbert Huang, Mountain View, Calif., for "adaptive video processing circuitry and techniques." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Video processing circuitry to adaptively process input video data which corresponds to a plurality of video frames of a selected channel which is one of a plurality of channels of a broadcast spectrum. In one aspect, the video processing circuitry includes spatial adaptation circuitry to generate and output spatially adapted video data corresponding to the plurality of video frames, temporal adaptation circuitry to generate and output temporally adapted video data corresponding to the plurality of video frames, and video manipulation circuitry, coupled to the spatial adaptation circuitry and the temporal adaptation circuitry, to generate output video data corresponding to the plurality of video frames, using the input video data, the spatially adapted video data and the temporally adapted video data. Methods of adaptively processing input video data which corresponds to a plurality of video frames of a selected channel which is one of a plurality of channels of a broadcast spectrum are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2010 (12/794,683). 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=8,379,147&OS=8,379,147&RS=8,379,147 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Zygo Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Zygo, Middlefield, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,379,218) developed by five co-inventors for a "fiber-based interferometer system for monitoring an imaging interferometer." The co-inventors are Leslie L. Deck, Middletown, Conn., Peter De Groot, Middletown, Conn., Mark Davidson, Palo Alto, Calif., Jan Liesener, Middletown, Conn., and Xavier Colonna De Lega, Middlefield, Conn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus include a microscope including an objective and a stage for positioning a test object relative to the objective, the stage being moveable with respect to the objective, and a sensor system, that includes a sensor light source, an interferometric sensor configured to receive light from the sensor light source, to introduce an optical path difference (OPD) between a first portion and a second portion of the light, the OPD being related to a distance between the objective lens and the stage, and to combine the first and second portions of the light to provide output light, a detector configured to detect the output light from the interferometric sensor, a fiber waveguide configured to direct light between the sensor light source, the interferometric sensor and the detector, a tunable optical cavity in a path of the light from the sensor light source and the interferometric sensor, and an electronic controller in communication with the detector, the electronic controller being configured to determine information related to the OPD based on the detected output light." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2005 (12/551,308). 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=8,379,218&OS=8,379,218&RS=8,379,218 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** STMicroelectronics Assigned Patent for Closely Coupled Vector Sequencers for a Read Channel Pipeline ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- STMicroelectronics, Carrollton, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,379,339) developed by Sivagnanam Parthasarathy, Carlsbad, Calif., Alessandro Risso, San Diego, and Dillip Dash, San Diego, for "closely coupled vector sequencers for a read channel pipeline." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method involving a read channel pipeline having a plurality of vector sequencers that may be used to control the processing blocks. In one embodiment, a read channel pipeline may include processing blocks that may be controlled a command word provided by vector sequencers. Incoming data may be delineated by identifying an early period, a steady-state period, and a trailing period. Instead of controlling these blocks with a static state machine controller, a plurality of vector sequencers are coupled to the plurality of processing blocks. Thus, a first vector sequencer may control the processing blocks during the early period and the steady state period, but then hand off control to a second vector sequencer for the trailing period. Using vector sequencers for implementing command words allows for greater programming flexibility once the device has been manufactured and deployed for use." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2010 (12/896,609). 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=8,379,339&OS=8,379,339&RS=8,379,339 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,377,959) developed by five co-inventors for "selective serotonin 2A/2C receptor inverse agonists as therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases." The co-inventors are David M. Weiner, San Diego, Robert E. Davis, San Diego, Mark R. Brann, Rye, N.H., Carl-Magnus A. Andersson, Hjarup, Sweden, and Allan K. Uldam, Vaerloese, Denmark.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Behavioral pharmacological data with the compound of formula (I), a novel and selective 5HT2A/2C receptor inverse agonist, demonstrate in vivo efficacy in models of psychosis and dyskinesias. This includes activity in reversing MK-801 induced locomotor behaviors, suggesting that this compound may be an efficacious anti-psychotic, and activity in an MPTP primate model of dyskinesias, suggesting efficacy as an anti-dyskinesia agent. These data support the hypothesis that 5HT2A/2C receptor inverse agonism may confer antipsychotic and anti-dyskinetic efficacy in humans, and indicate a use of the compound of formula (I) and related agents as novel therapeutics for Parkinson's Disease, related human neurodegenerative diseases, and psychosis." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2012 (13/539,011). 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=8,377,959&OS=8,377,959&RS=8,377,959 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Monolithic 3D Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Monolithic 3D, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,458) developed by Zvi Or-Bach, San Jose, Calif., Yuniarto Widjaja, San Jose, Calif., and Deepak C. Sekar, San Jose, Calif., for a "semiconductor device and structure." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of performing a holding operation to a semiconductor memory array having rows and columns of memory cells by applying an electrical signal to collector regions of multiplicity of said memory cells in parallel, wherein said collector region of said memory cells in a row of said memory array is connected to a common control line, wherein each of said memory cells comprises a floating body region defining at least a portion of a surface of the memory cell, the floating body region having a first conductivity type; and wherein at least one of said memory cells further comprises another memory cell on top thereof; and wherein said holding operation maintains charges stored in said floating body region of multiplicity of memory cells connected to said common control line." The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2010 (12/904,124). 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=8,379,458&OS=8,379,458&RS=8,379,458 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Micropoint Bioscience Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Micropoint Bioscience, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,213) developed by Nan Zhang, Cupertino, Calif., and Pingyi Yan, SheKou ShenZhen, China, for an "analytic device with 2D scanning mirror reader." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention provides methods of array reading and readers of assay result arrays wherein light can be scanned onto analytical region array members from a light source and/or light can be scanned from array members to a detector. One or more mirrors can have one of more pivotable axes enabling scanning light paths to be established between assay result arrays and other components of an analytical device." The patent application was filed on Aug. 18, 2010 (12/806,735). 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=8,379,213&OS=8,379,213&RS=8,379,213 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Millennium Pharmaceuticals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,377,974) developed by six co-inventors for factor Xa inhibitors. The co-inventors are Bing-Yan Zhu, Palo Alto, Calif., Shawn M. Bauer, Pacifica, Calif., Zhaozhong J. Jia, San Mateo, Calif., Gary D. Probst, San Francisco, Yanchen Zhang, Union City, Calif., and Robert M. Scarborough, Half Moon Bay, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is directed to compounds represented by Formula I and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, hydrates, and prodrugs thereof which are inhibitors of Factor Xa. The present invention is also directed to and intermediates used in making such compounds, pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds, methods to prevent or treat a number of conditions characterized by undesired thrombosis and methods of inhibiting the coagulation of a blood sample." The patent application was filed on Aug. 19, 2011 (13/213,927). 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=8,377,974&OS=8,377,974&RS=8,377,974 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** SanDisk Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- SanDisk Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,379,454) developed by Mrinal Kochar, San Jose, Calif., Jianmin Huang, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Jun Wan, San Jose, Calif., for "detection of broken word-lines in memory arrays." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques and corresponding circuitry are presented for the detection of broken wordlines in a memory array. An "inter-word-line" comparison where the program loop counts of different word-lines are compared in order to determine whether a word-line may be defective. The number of programming pulses needed for the cells along a word-line WLn is compared to the number needed for a preceding word-line, such as WLn or WL(n-1), to see whether it exceeds this earlier value by a threshold value. If the word-line requires an excessive number of pulses, relative the earlier word-line, to complete programming, it is treated as defective." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2011 (13/101,765). 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=8,379,454&OS=8,379,454&RS=8,379,454 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Floreat Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Floreat, Saratoga, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,151) developed by Kishan Shenoi, Saratoga, Calif., for "synchronization of audio and video streams." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes synchronizing audio and video streams including aligning the audio path and the video path by introducing a variable delay to the audio path or the video path to substantially equalize the end-to-end delay of both the audio path and the video path. An apparatus includes a digital to analog convertor for synchronizing audio and video where the audio path and the video path are aligned by introducing a variable delay to the audio path or the video path to substantially equalize the end-to-end delay of both the audio path and the video path." The patent application was filed on March 24, 2011 (13/065,585). 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=8,379,151&OS=8,379,151&RS=8,379,151 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Theravance Assigned Patent for Biphenyl Compounds Useful as Muscarinic Receptor Antagonists ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Theravance, South San Francisco, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,377,966) developed by four co-inventors for "biphenyl compounds useful as muscarinic receptor antagonists." The co-inventors are YongQi Mu, Los Altos, Calif., YuHua Ji, Redwood City, Calif., Mathai Mammen, Menlo Park, Calif., and Viengkham Malathong, Irvine, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides compounds of formula I: ##STR00001## wherein a, b, c, m, n, q, r, W, Z.sup.1, Ar.sup.1, Z.sup.2, Y, R.sup.1, R.sup.2, and R.sup.3 are as defined in the specification. The compounds of formula I are muscarinic receptor antagonists. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds, processes and intermediates for preparing such compounds and methods of using such compounds to treat pulmonary disorders." The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2012 (13/357,891). 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=8,377,966&OS=8,377,966&RS=8,377,966 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** LI-COR Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- LI-COR, Lincoln, Neb., has been assigned a patent (8,379,206) developed by Alexander Kachanov, San Jose, Calif., and Serguei Koulikov, Mountain View, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for the photo-acoustic identification and quantification of analyte species in a gaseous or liquid medium." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for the photo-acoustic identification and quantification of one or more analyte species present in a gaseous or liquid medium in low concentration utilizing a laser and a resonant optical cavity containing the medium and having within the cavity at least two partially transparent mirrors, one of which is a cavity coupling mirror and one of which is moveably mounted on an assembly responsive to an input signal." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2011 (13/105,779). 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=8,379,206&OS=8,379,206&RS=8,379,206 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Micron Technology Assigned Patent for Program and Sense Operations in a Non-volatile Memory Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,379,461) developed by Chang Wan Ha, San Ramon, Calif., for a "program and sense operations in a non-volatile memory device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for programming and sensing in a memory device, a data cache, and a memory device are disclosed. In one such method, all of the bit lines of a memory block are programmed or sensed during the same program or sense operation by alternately multiplexing the odd or even page bit lines to the dynamic data cache. The dynamic data cache comprises dual SDC, PDC, DDC1, and DDC2 circuits such that one set of circuits is coupled to the odd page bit lines and the other set of circuits is coupled to the even page bit lines." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2005 (13/207,545). 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=8,379,461&OS=8,379,461&RS=8,379,461 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Micron Technology Assigned Patent for Memory with Interleaved Read and Redundant Columns ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,379,448) developed by Jin-Man Han, San Jose, Calif., and Aaron Yip, Santa Clara, Calif., for a "memory with interleaved read and redundant columns." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and methods are disclosed, such as those involving a flash memory device. One such apparatus includes a memory block including a plurality of columns. Each of the columns includes a bit line and a plurality of memory cells on the bit line. The plurality of columns include a plurality of groups of regular columns and a plurality of groups of redundant columns. The apparatus also includes a plurality of data latches. Each of the data latches is configured to store data read from a respective one group of regular columns. The apparatus further includes a plurality of redundant data latches. Each of the redundant data latches is configured to store data read from a respective one group of redundant columns. The apparatus also includes a multiplexer configured to selectively output data from the plurality of data latches and the plurality of redundant data latches." The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2011 (13/308,405). 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=8,379,448&OS=8,379,448&RS=8,379,448 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Silicon Image Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Silicon Image, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,145) developed by four co-inventors for a "conversion and processing of deep color video in a single clock domain." The co-inventors are Hoon Choi, Mountain View, Calif., Daekyeung Kim, Palo Alto, Calif., Wooseung Yang, Santa Clara, Calif., and Young Il Kim, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to conversion and processing of deep color video in a single clock domain. An embodiment of a method includes receiving one or more video data streams, the one or more video data streams including a first video data stream, the first video data stream being clocked at a frequency of a link clock signal. The method further includes converting the first video data stream into a converted video data stream having a modified data format, wherein the modified data format includes transfer of a single pixel of data in one cycle of the link clock signal and the insertion of null data to fill empty cycles of the converted video data stream, and generation of a valid data signal to distinguish between valid video data and the null data in the converted video data stream. The method further includes processing the converted video data stream according to the frequency of the link clock signal to generate a processed data stream from the converted video data stream, wherein processing includes using the valid data signal to identify valid video data." The patent application was filed on Aug. 24, 2011 (13/217,138). 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=8,379,145&OS=8,379,145&RS=8,379,145 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** STMicroelectronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- STMicroelectronics, Carrollton, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,379,340) developed by Hakan Ozdemir, San Jose, Calif., for a "circuit and method for detecting the phase of a servo signal." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A detector recovers servo data from a servo signal generated by a read-write head, and determines the head-connection polarity from the recovered servo data. Such a detector allows a servo circuit to compensate for a reversed-connected read-write head, and thus allows a manufacturer to forego time-consuming and costly testing to determine whether the head is correctly connected to the servo circuit." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2010 (12/882,917). 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=8,379,340&OS=8,379,340&RS=8,379,340 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Dartmouth College Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., has been assigned a patent (8,379,215) developed by Armin T. Ellis, La Canada Flintridge, Calif., and Ulf Osterberg, Trondheim, Norway, for "rotaryfrog systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods determining amplitude and phase versus frequency of an incoming beam of pulsed laser light. The incoming beam is split into two beams of substantially equal intensity, one of which is delayed for a delay period t. The two split beams are recombined to shine onto a thick SHG crystal at rotation angle .theta. and light emitted from the thick SHG crystal is detected as data and stored with reference to the delay period t and the angle .theta.. The thick SHG crystal is rotated by an angle .delta..theta., and light is detected as data and stored until the thick SHG crystal has completed 360.degree. of rotation. This is repeated for .delta.t increases in the delay period until a selected beam delay period range has been completed. The stored data is processed to determine amplitude and phase versus frequency of the incoming beam of pulsed laser light." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2010 (12/904,936). 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=8,379,215&OS=8,379,215&RS=8,379,215 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatuses to Arbitrarily Transform Windows ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,058) developed by Joel Kraut, San Francisco, for "methods and apparatuses to arbitrarily transform windows." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Exemplary embodiments of methods and apparatuses to arbitrarily transform windows are described. Data associated with a first transformation may be obtained. The first transformation may be applied to a first window. The first transformation may relate a first texture point of the first window to a first arbitrary point. The first transformation may include a non-linear transformation. A second transformation is created to a second window based on the first transformation. The second window may be associated with the first window. The second transformation may relate a second texture point of the second window to a second arbitrary point." The patent application was filed on Sept. 18, 2008 (12/233,455). 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=8,379,058&OS=8,379,058&RS=8,379,058 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for System and Method for Displaying a Multipoint Videoconference ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,076) developed by Tejbans Singh Chadha, Fremont, Calif., Anurag Dhingra, San Jose, Calif., and David Nicholas Bieselin, Menlo Park, Calif., for a "system and method for displaying a multipoint videoconference." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for displaying a multipoint videoconference includes receiving a plurality of video signals generated at a plurality of remote conference sites. The method includes assigning a plurality of video signals generated at a first remote conference site to a first monitor of a plurality of monitors at a local site and assigning a plurality of video signals generated at a second remote conference site to a second monitor of the plurality of monitors at the local site. In addition, the method includes selecting, for each of the first and second monitor, a video signal of the plurality of video signals assigned to the monitor, and displaying each selected video signal on its respective monitor." The patent application was filed on Jan. 7, 2008 (11/970,391). 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=8,379,076&OS=8,379,076&RS=8,379,076 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,379,105) developed by Todor G. Georgiev, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Andrew Lumsdaine, Bloomington, Ind., for "methods and apparatus for full-resolution light-field capture and rendering." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Method and apparatus for full-resolution light-field capture and rendering. A radiance camera is described in which the microlenses in a microlens array are focused on the image plane of the main lens instead of on the main lens, as in conventional plenoptic cameras. The microlens array may be located at distances greater than f from the photosensor, where f is the focal length of the microlenses. Radiance cameras in which the distance of the microlens array from the photosensor is adjustable, and in which other characteristics of the camera are adjustable, are describ For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://targetednews.com.

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