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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Nov. 19)

[November 19, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Nov. 19)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** Merck Sharp & Dohme Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Merck Sharp & Dohme, Rahway, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,309,085) developed by Leonard G. Presta, San Francisco, for an engineered anti-IL-23R antibodies.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Antibodies to human IL-23R are provided, as well as uses thereof, e.g. in treatment of inflammatory, autoimmune, and proliferative disorders." The patent application was filed on Feb. 17, 2012 (13/399,847). 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=8,309,085.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,085&RS=PN/8,309,085 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Avalanche Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Avalanche Technology, Fremont, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,020) developed by Rajiv Yadav Ranjan, San Jose, Calif., and Parviz Keshtbod, Los Altos Hills, Calif., for a "non-volatile magnetic memory with low switching current and high thermal stability." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A non-volatile current-switching magnetic memory element includes a bottom electrode, a pinning layer formed on top of the bottom electrode, and a fixed layer formed on top of the pinning layer. The memory element further includes a tunnel layer formed on top of the pinning layer, a first free layer formed on top of the tunnel layer, a granular film layer formed on top of the free layer, a second free layer formed on top of the granular film layer, a cap layer formed on top of the second layer and a top electrode formed on top of the cap layer." The patent application was filed on April 25, 2012 (13/455,888). 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=8,310,020.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,020&RS=PN/8,310,020 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** MaxPower Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- MaxPower Semiconductor, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,007) developed by Mohamed N. Darwish, Campbell, Calif., and Jun Zeng, Torrance, Calif., for an "integrated power supplies and combined high-side plus low-side switches." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present application discloses new approaches to integrated power. Two new classes of structures each provide an integrated phase leg, in a process which can easily be integrated with low-voltage and/or peripheral circuits: in one class of disclosed structures, a lateral PMOS device is combined with an NMOS device which has predominantly vertical current flow. In another class of embodiments, a predominantly vertical n-channel device is used for the low-side switch, in combination with a lateral n-channel device. In either case, the common output node is preferably brought out at a backside contact. This device structure is advantageously used to construct complete power supply and/or voltage conversions circuits on a single chip (perhaps connected to external passive reactances)." The patent application was filed on July 12, 2010 (12/834,573). 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=8,310,007.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,007&RS=PN/8,310,007 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Agensys Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Agensys, Santa Monica, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,093) developed by nine co-inventors for an "antibody drug conjugates (ADC) that bind to 24P4C12 proteins." The co-inventors are Jean Gudas, Los Angeles, Calif., Aya Jakobovits, Beverly Hills, Calif., Zili An, Santa Monica, Calif., Robert Kendall Morrison, Santa Monica, Calif., Karen Jane Meyrick Morrison, Santa Monica, Calif., Xiao-chi Jia, Los Angeles, Dennis Benjamin, Redmond, Wash., Ruth Moser, Bellevue, Wash., and Peter Senter, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Antibody drug conjugates (ADC's) that bind to 24P4C12 protein and variants thereof are described herein. 24P4C12 exhibits tissue specific expression in normal adult tissue, and is aberrantly expressed in the cancers listed in Table I. Consequently, the ADC's of the invention provide a therapeutic composition for the treatment of cancer." The patent application was filed on March 5, 2010 (12/718,902). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,309,093.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,093&RS=PN/8,309,093 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NEI, Kennedy & Jenks Consultants Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- NEI Corp., Piscataway, N.J., and Kennedy & Jenks Consultants, San Francisco, have been assigned a patent (8,303,823) developed by Ganesh Skandan, Easton, Pa., Runqing Ou, Bridgewater, N.J., and Rajagopalan Ganesh, Portola Hills, Calif., for a "use of nanoscale particles (nanoadditives) with cationic polymers to enhance conditioning and dewatering of sludge." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Nanoscale additives and methodology for their use during polymer-aided sludge dewatering to increase the dewatering efficiency compared to traditionally used polymer-only dewatering processes. The nanoscale additive increases the percent solids in the dewatered cake compared to polymer-only treatment. When the nanoscale additives are added, the centrifugal force (shear) required to obtain high percent solids can be significantly reduced and the optimum polymer dose required for effective dewatering is also significantly reduced." The patent application was filed on Feb. 9, 2010 (12/702,416). 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=8,303,823.PN.&OS=PN/8,303,823&RS=PN/8,303,823 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Unigen Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Unigen, Fremont, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,098) developed by Santosh Kumar, Santa Clara, Calif., and Hanjoo Na, Fremont, Calif., for a "switchable capacitor arrays for preventing power interruptions and extending backup power life." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique for preventing power interruptions and extending backup power life is provided. The technique automatically prevents power interruptions in a line between a power source and a load. The technique can also extend the operating life of the power source. In one embodiment, a circuit for preventing power interruptions is provided. The circuit may include at least one arrays of capacitors, with the capacitors being arranged in parallel within an array, at least one switching elements configured to couple the at least one array of capacitors to a load, and a controller operatively coupled to the at least one switching element. The controller is configured to selectively drive the at least one switching element based on predetermined criteria." The patent application was filed on May 16, 2011 (13/108,950). 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=8,310,098.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,098&RS=PN/8,310,098 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Polystak Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Polystak, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,041) developed by Tae Seung Chung, San Jose, Calif., for a "stacked semiconductor package and stacking method thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A stacked semiconductor package technique applicable to semiconductor chips having pins short enough that the semiconductor chips cannot be directly bonded together is provided. A printed circuit board (PCB) is inserted into a space between pins of an upper semiconductor chip and the exterior of bodies of stacked semiconductor chips. The PCB includes a plurality of conductive patterns at locations corresponding to the respective pins. The respective conductive patterns and the corresponding respective pins of the upper and lower semiconductor chips are bonded together. The PCB includes a plurality of recess patterns on one side, the recess patterns having the same pitch as the pins of the semiconductor chips. The PCB is disposed across the pins of the lower semiconductor chip, and thereby easily arranged with the stacked semiconductor chips." The patent application was filed on Nov. 24, 2010 (12/954,489). 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=8,310,041.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,041&RS=PN/8,310,041 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** MaxPower Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- MaxPower Semiconductor, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,006) developed by Richard A. Blanchard, Los Altos, Calif., Mohamed N. Darwish, Campbell, Calif., and Jun Zeng, Torrance, Calif., for "devices, structures, and methods using self-aligned resistive source extensions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Devices, structures, and related methods for IGBTs and the like which include a self-aligned series resistance at the source-body junction to avoid latchup. The series resistance is achieved by using a charged dielectric, and/or by using a dielectric which provides a source of dopant atoms of the same conductivity type as the source region, at a sidewall adjacent to the source region." The patent application was filed on Sept. 21, 2010 (12/887,303). 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=8,310,006.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,006&RS=PN/8,310,006 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Bridgelux Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Bridgelux, Livermore, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,972) developed by Frank T. Shum, Sunnyvale, Calif., William W. So, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Steven D. Lester, Sunnyvale, Calif., for an "LEDs with efficient electrode structures." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Aspects include electrodes that provide specified reflectivity attributes for light generated from an active region of a Light Emitting Diode (LED). LEDs that incorporate such electrode aspects. Other aspects include methods for forming such electrodes, LEDs including such electrodes, and structures including such LEDs." The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2012 (13/358,114). 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=8,309,972.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,972&RS=PN/8,309,972 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Nanosolar Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Nanosolar, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,163) developed by Jeroen K.J. Van Duren, Menlo Park, Calif., Matthew R. Robinson, East Palo Alto, Calif., and Brian M. Sager, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "high-throughput printing of semiconductor precursor layer by use of chalcogen-containing vapor and inter-metallic material." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A high-throughput method of forming a semiconductor precursor layer by use of a chalcogen-containing vapor is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises forming a precursor material comprising group IB and/or group IIIA particles of any shape. The method may include forming a precursor layer of the precursor material over a surface of a substrate. The method may further include heating the particle precursor material in a substantially oxygen-free chalcogen atmosphere to a processing temperature sufficient to react the particles and to release chalcogen from the chalcogenide particles, wherein the chalcogen assumes a liquid form and acts as a flux to improve intermixing of elements to form a group IB-IIIA-chalcogenide film at a desired stoichiometric ratio. The chalcogen atmosphere may provide a partial pressure greater than or equal to the vapor pressure of liquid chalcogen in the precursor layer at the processing temperature." The patent application was filed on March 30, 2006 (11/395,668). 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=8,309,163.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,163&RS=PN/8,309,163 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, Oakland, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,102) developed by Randall J. Mrsny, Los Altos Hills, Calif., and Deborah Dean, San Anselmo, Calif., for "methods and compositions for immunizing against Chlamydia infection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates, in part, to methods and compositions for immunizing against infection by Chlamydia trachomatis. The methods and compositions rely, in part, on administering an immunogenic composition comprising one or more peptides derived from C. trachomatis major outer membrane protein (MOMP) to a subject to be immunized. In some embodiments, the compositions comprise a chimeric immunogens, expression vectors comprising the polynucleotides, and kits comprising the compositions are also provided." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2011 (13/105,676). 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=8,309,102.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,102&RS=PN/8,309,102 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ron's Enterprises Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Ron's Enterprises, Beverly Hills, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,151) developed by Ronald M. Popeil, Beverly Hills, Calif., and Alan L. Backus, Los Angeles, for a "device to efficiently cook food." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Deep fryers and associated accessories providing increased efficiency and convenience in the production of deep-fried, steamed and boiled foods. Multiple cooking cycles and versatile food support means to fully cook foods are provided. Special advantages for larger unitary foods, such as for example, a large turkey, are provided. Advantages include without limitation minimizing countertop usage; reduction in the use of frying oil; compact storage; reduced shipping costs; reduced warehousing and manufacturing costs; and being lighter and more easy to handle in the kitchen. Accessory items simplify and facilitate production of deep fried foods, including cutting foods into shapes appropriate to produce French fries and blooming onions. Other accessories facilitate the transference and maintenance of frying oil including: returning frying oil to original containers for storage and disposal; and filtering frying oil to prolong its useful life. Methods are disclosed which help purify oil for extended life without use of filtration." The patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2010 (12/856,230). 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=8,309,151.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,151&RS=PN/8,309,151 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,089) developed by seven co-inventors for a "power sharing network communications device." The co-inventors are Frederick Roland Schindler, Sunnyvale, Calif., Rudolph B. Klecka III, Austin, Texas, Scott Lawrence Lennartz, Portland, Ore., John Alvin Herrmann, Round Rock, Texas, Yonghan Kang, Austin, Texas, Dylan Walker, Austin, Texas, and Johnston Reid McGaughey, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A set of network communications devices shares available power among themselves to meet overall system power loading. An individual device is configured to include a local power supply delivering power to a local power bus at a local supply voltage varied in response to a voltage control signal. A protection component is connected between the local power bus and an external power cable used to connect the device to another device for sharing power. The protection component provides an interruptible low-impedance DC path for carrying current based on direction and magnitude of a voltage difference between the local power bus and the external power cable. Control circuitry is used to: (a) drive a current-sharing bus connected among the devices to influence a value of a system current-sharing signal indicating a level of system power loading among the devices; (b) generate a difference signal indicating a difference between local power loading of the local power supply and the system power loading reflected by the system current-sharing signal; and (c) generate the voltage control signal based on the difference signal to achieve a predetermined sharing of the system power loading by the local power supply." The patent application was filed on May 3, 2010 (12/772,700). 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=8,310,089.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,089&RS=PN/8,310,089 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,067) developed by Sam Ziqun Zhao, Irvine, Calif., and Reza-ur Rahman Khan, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., for a "ball grid array package enhanced with a thermal and electrical connector." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A package is provided. The package includes a substrate having first and second surfaces, a stiffener coupled to the first surface of the substrate, and a thermal connector coupled to the second surface of the substrate that is configured to be coupled to a printed circuit board." The patent application was filed on Feb. 18, 2011 (13/030,950). 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=8,310,067.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,067&RS=PN/8,310,067 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Nantero Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Nantero, Woburn, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,310,015) developed by six co-inventors for a "sensor platform using a horizontally oriented nanotube element." The co-inventors are Brent M. Segal, Woburn, Mass., Thomas Rueckes, Rockport, Mass., Bernhard Vogeli, Zurich, Switzerland, Darren K. Brock, Woburn, Mass., Venkatachalam C. Jaiprakash, Fremont, Calif., and Claude L. Bertin, South Burlington, Vt.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Sensor platforms and methods of making them are described, and include platforms having horizontally oriented sensor elements comprising nanotubes or other nanostructures, such as nanowires. Under certain embodiments, a sensor element has an affinity for an analyte. Under certain embodiments, such a sensor element comprises one or more pristine nanotubes, and, under certain embodiments, it comprises derivatized or functionalized nanotubes. Under certain embodiments, a sensor is made by providing a support structure; providing a collection of nanotubes on the structure; defining a pattern within the nanotube collection; removing part of the collection so that a patterned collection remains to form a sensor element; and providing circuitry to electrically sense the sensor's electrical characterization. Under certain embodiments, the sensor element comprises pre-derivatized or pre-functionalized nanotubes. Under certain embodiments, sensor material is derivatized or functionalized after provision on the structure or after patterning. Under certain embodiments, a large-scale array includes multiple sensors." The patent application was filed on Jan. 17, 2006 (11/333,426). 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=8,310,015.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,015&RS=PN/8,310,015 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Advanced Cardiovascular Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,114) developed by six co-inventors for a "method of making Polymer-bioceramic composite implantable medical devices." The co-inventors are David C. Gale, Kennesaw, Ga., Yunbing Wang, Sunnyvale, Calif., Syed Faiyaz Ahmed Hossainy, Hayward, Calif., Bin Huang, Pleasanton, Calif., Garth L. Wilkes, Blacksburg, Va., and Vincent J. Gueriguian, San Francisco.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and devices relating to polymer-bioceramic composite implantable medical devices are disclosed." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2011 (13/101,920). 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=8,309,114.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,114&RS=PN/8,309,114 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,310,061) developed by Arvind Chandrasekaran, San Diego, for a "stacked die parallel plate capacitor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A stacked integrated circuit having a first die with a first surface and a second die with a second surface facing the first surface, the stacked integrated circuit includes a capacitor. The capacitor is formed by a first conducting plate on a region of the first surface, a second conducting plate on a region of the second surface substantially aligned with the first conducting plate, and a dielectric between the first conducting electrode and the second conducting electrode." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2008 (12/336,787). 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=8,310,061.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,061&RS=PN/8,310,061 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Emeryville, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,139) developed by seven co-inventors for "microemulsions with adsorbed macromolecules and microparticles." The co-inventors are Derek O'Hagan, Berkeley, Calif., Gary S. Ott, Oakland, Calif., John Donnelly, Moraga, Calif., Jina Kazzaz, San Rafael, Calif., Mildred Ugozzoli, San Rafael, Calif., Manmohan Singh, Hercules, Calif., and John Barackman, Dublin, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Microparticles with adsorbent surfaces, methods of making such microparticles, and uses thereof, are disclosed. The microparticles comprise a polymer, such as a poly(.alpha.-hydroxy acid), a polyhydroxy butyric acid, a polycaprolactone, a polyorthoester, a polyanhydride, and the like, and are formed using cationic, anionic, or nonionic detergents. The surface of the microparticles efficiently adsorb biologically active macromolecules, such as DNA, polypeptides, antigens, and adjuvants. Also provided are compositions of an oil droplet emulsion having a metabolizable oil and an emulsifying agent. Immunogenic compositions having an immunostimulating amount of an antigenic substance, and an immunostimulating amount of an adjuvant composition are also provided. Methods of stimulating an immune response, methods of immunizing a host animal against a viral, bacterial, or parasitic infection, and methods of increasing a Th1 immune response in a host animal by administering to the animal an immunogenic composition of the microparticles, and/or microemulsions of the invention, are also provided." The patent application was filed on April 18, 2006 (11/406,144). 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=8,309,139.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,139&RS=PN/8,309,139 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Advanced Cardiovascular Systems Assigned Patent for Coatings for Implantable Medical Devices Comprising Hydrophilic Substances and Methods for Fabricating the Same ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,112) developed by nine co-inventors for "coatings for implantable medical devices comprising hydrophilic substances and methods for fabricating the same." The co-inventors are Glauser; Thierry (Redwood City, Calif., Connie S. Kwok, Santa Clara, Calif., Charles D. Claude, Sunnyvale, Calif., Eugene T. Michal, San Francisco, Yiwen Tang, San Jose, Calif., Irina Astafieva, Palo Alto, Calif., John Whatley, San Francisco, Stephen D. Pacetti, San Jose, Calif., and Ashok Shah, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A segmented polyurethane and an amphiphilic random or block copolymer are disclosed. The segmented polyurethane and the amphiphilic random or block copolymer can be used for fabricating a coating for an implantable medical device such as a stent." The patent application was filed on Dec. 24, 2003 (10/746,483). 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=8,309,112.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,112&RS=PN/8,309,112 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Amgen Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Amgen, Thousand Oaks, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,092) developed by seven co-inventors for a "wise binding agents and epitopes." The co-inventors are Xueming Qian, Oak Park, Calif., Kevin Graham, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Grant Shimamoto, Newbury Park, Calif., Barbara S. Tipton, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Mei-Mei Tsai, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Aaron George Winters, Ventura, Calif., and Li Zhang, Fremont, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to binding agents for WISE, and includes for their manufacture and use." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2011 (13/233,983). 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=8,309,092.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,092&RS=PN/8,309,092 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Horizon Pharma USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Horizon Pharma USA, Deerfield, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,309,127) developed by Jerry Xu, Hunt Valley, Md., and George F. Tidmarsh, Portola Valley, Calif., for a "stable compositions of famotidine and ibuprofen." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Stable pharmaceutical compositions of famotidine and ibuprofen in a single unit dosage form are disclosed herein. The compositions comprise a famotidine core having a reduced or minimal surface area surrounded by a layer of ibuprofen. In some embodiments, the ibuprofen is in direct physical contact with the famotidine." The patent application was filed on Feb. 23, 2012 (13/403,923). 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=8,309,127.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,127&RS=PN/8,309,127 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Applied Medical Resources Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Applied Medical Resources, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,308,639) developed by five co-inventors for a "split hoop wound retractor with gel pad." The co-inventors are Jeremy J. Albrecht, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Jennifer T. Ko, Vista, Calif., Gary M. Johnson, Mission Viejo, Calif., John R. Brustad, Dana Point, Calif., and Donald L. Gadberry, Capistrano Beach, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An incrementally adjustable wound retractor, which provides access to a body cavity, includes an inner ring having a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, an outer ring having an annular axis and a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, and a flexible sleeve disposed in a generally cylindrical form between the inner and outer rings. The outer ring includes first and second circular tubes spaced apart axially with each including a lumen having a rigid, noncompliant split hoop placed therein. The outer ring may be rolled over itself and around the annular axis to retract the sleeve with sufficient force to stretch the incision to the desired diameter. A gel cap seal may be coupled to the outer ring outside of the biological body to seal the opening produced by the wound retractor between the body cavity and outside the body cavity." The patent application was filed on March 17, 2011 (13/050,042). 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=83,08,639.PN.&OS=PN/83,08,639&RS=PN/83,08,639 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Nanosolar Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Nanosolar, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,949) developed by James R. Sheats, Palo Alto, Calif., Sam Kao, San Mateo, Calif., and Martin R. Roscheisen, San Francisco, for an "optoelectronic architecture having compound conducting substrate." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Optoelectronic device modules, arrays optoelectronic device modules and methods for fabricating optoelectronic device modules are disclosed. The device modules are made using a starting substrate having an insulator layer sandwiched between a bottom electrode made of a flexible bulk conductor and a conductive back plane. An active layer is disposed between the bottom electrode and a transparent conducting layer. One or more electrical contacts between the transparent conducting layer and the back plane are formed through the transparent conducting layer, the active layer, the flexible bulk conductor and the insulating layer. The electrical contacts are electrically isolated from the active layer, the bottom electrode and the insulating layer." The patent application was filed on Nov. 22, 2010 (12/952,174). 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=8,309,949.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,949&RS=PN/8,309,949 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Advanced Cardiovascular Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,308,660) developed by seven co-inventors for a "guidewire having linear change in stiffness." The co-inventors are Wayne E. Cornish, Fallbrook, Calif., John F. Schreiner, Weston, Fla., James M. Jacobs, Mountain View, Calif., Marc M. Jalisi, North Miami, Fla., Mark T. Richardson, Escondido, Calif., Kent C. B. Stalker, San Marcos, Calif., and Olin J. Palmer, Redwood City, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention is directed to a guidewire having a distal section with multiple distally tapered core segments with at least two contiguous distally tapering core segments in which the most distal tapered core segment preferably has a greater degree of taper than the proximally contiguous tapered core segment. The invention is also directed to an elongated intracorporeal device, preferably a guidewire or section thereof, that has a core member or the like with a plurality of contiguous tapered segments having taper angles that are configured to produce a linear change in stiffness over a longitudinal section of the device. The device may also have a core section with a continuously changing taper angle to produce a curvilinear profile that preferably is configured to produce a linear change in stiffness of the core over a longitudinal section of the device." The patent application was filed on June 1, 2011 (13/150,973). 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=83,08,660.PN.&OS=PN/83,08,660&RS=PN/83,08,660 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Tympany Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Tympany, The Woodlands, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,308,653) developed by five co-inventors for an "automated diagnostic hearing test." The co-inventors are Jeffrey S. Harrison, Palo Alto, Calif., Aaron Thornton, West Des Moines, Iowa, Christopher L. Wasden, Sugar Land, Texas, Barry Strasnick, Virginia Beach, Va., and Kenneth R. Stott, Sugar Land, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Method and system are disclosed for automated testing of a patient's hearing. The automated hearing test allows the patient to quickly and accurately test his own hearing with minimal or no assistance from an audiologist or other hearing health professionals. The test prompts and instructs the patient for inputs and responses as needed. The patient can select one or several tests to be performed, including air and bone conduction testing with masking, speech reception threshold, speech discrimination, tympanogram, acoustic reflex, and otoacoustic emissions testing. Multiple languages are supported. Data obtained from one test may be used for another test or another iteration of the same test to calculate masking levels. The automatic hearing test also detects ambient noise and can compensate for it in the test results. If a contingency occurs, the automated hearing test is configured to page the operator for assistance." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2010 (12/714,188). 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=83,08,653.PN.&OS=PN/83,08,653&RS=PN/83,08,653 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intersil Americas Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Intersil Americas, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,994) developed by five co-inventors for a "light sensors with infrared suppression." The co-inventors are Alexander Kalnitsky, San Francisco, Dong Zheng, San Jose, Calif., Joy Jones, Fremont, Calif., Xijian Lin, Fremont, Calif., and Gregory Cestra, Pleasanton Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the present invention are directed to light sensors that primarily respond to visible light while suppressing infrared light. Such sensors are especially useful as ambient light sensors because such sensors can be used to provide a spectral response similar to that of a human eye. Embodiments of the present invention are also directed to methods of providing such light sensors, and methods for using such light sensors." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2011 (13/101,667). 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=8,309,994.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,994&RS=PN/8,309,994 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Lawrence Livermore National Security Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Lawrence Livermore National Security, Livermore, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,929) developed by Tiziana Bond, Livermore, Calif., Garrett Cole, Vienna, Austria, and Lynford Goddard, Champaign, Ill., for a "tunable photonic cavities for in-situ spectroscopic trace gas detection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Compact tunable optical cavities are provided for in-situ NIR spectroscopy. MEMS-tunable VCSEL platforms represents a solid foundation for a new class of compact, sensitive and fiber compatible sensors for fieldable, real-time, multiplexed gas detection systems. Detection limits for gases with NIR cross-sections such as O.sub.2, CH.sub.4, CO.sub.x and NO.sub.x have been predicted to approximately span from 10.sup.ths to 10s of parts per million. Exemplary oxygen detection design and a process for 760 nm continuously tunable VCSELS is provided. This technology enables in-situ self-calibrating platforms with adaptive monitoring by exploiting Photonic FPGAs." The patent application was filed on March 18, 2009 (12/406,838). 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=8,309,929.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,929&RS=PN/8,309,929 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** KWJ Engineering Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- KWJ Engineering, Newark, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,016) developed by Joseph R. Stetter, Hayward, Calif., for an "apparatus and method for microfabricated multi-dimensional sensors and sensing systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A universal microelectromechanical (MEMS) nano-sensor platform having a substrate and conductive layer deposited in a pattern on the surface to make several devices at the same time, a patterned insulation layer, wherein the insulation layer is configured to expose one or more portions of the conductive layer, and one or more functionalization layers deposited on the exposed portions of the conductive layer to make multiple sensing capability on a single MEMS fabricated device. The functionalization layers are adapted to provide one or more transducer sensor classes selected from the group consisting of: radiant, electrochemical, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, and thermal sensors for chemical and physical variables and producing more than one type of sensor for one or more significant parameters that need to be monitored." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2009 (12/615,110). 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=8,310,016.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,016&RS=PN/8,310,016 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** MaxPower Semiconductor Assigned Patent for MOSFET Switch with Embedded Electrostatic Charge ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- MaxPower Semiconductor, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,001) developed by Mohamed N. Darwish, Campbell, Calif., and Jun Zeng, Torrance, Calif., for an "MOSFET switch with embedded electrostatic charge." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A vertical device structure includes a volume of semiconductor material, laterally adjoining a trench having insulating material on sidewalls thereof. A gate electrode within the trench is capacitively coupled through the insulating material to a first portion of the semiconducting material. Some portions of the insulating material contain fixed electrostatic charge in a density high enough to invert a second portion of the semiconductor material when no voltage is applied. The inverted portions can be used as induced source or drain extensions, to assure that parasitic are reduced without increasing on-resistance." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2009 (12/394,107). 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=8,310,001.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,001&RS=PN/8,310,001 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Allergan Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Allergan, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,308,630) developed by Janel A. Birk, Oxnard, Calif., and Ethan Franklin, Goleta, Calif., for a "hydraulic gastric band with collapsible reservoir." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A self-regulating gastric band apparatus for adjusting stoma size. The apparatus includes an adjustable gastric band that has an inner ring expanding with injected fluid. A band adjustment assembly is provided for implanting with the gastric band that includes a sensor for sensing fluid pressure in the inner ring. The band adjustment assembly further includes a pump assembly connected to the expandable inner ring and to a controller that can operate the pump assembly to adjust the volume of the fluid in the band based on the sensed fluid pressure. The band adjustment assembly includes memory storing an operating range relative to a target fluid pressure, and the pump assembly is operated to maintain the sensed band pressure within the operating range. The target pressure being set to maintain pressure variations below a predefined variation limit generally corresponding with satiated fill volumes for a particular patient and implanted band. An elongated fluid reservoir may extend along a substantial part of a fill tube. A balloon-like expandable fluid reservoir in fluid communication with the pump assembly may store a volume of the fluid for adjusting the volume of fluid in the lumen. A protective outer sheath may be provided around the exterior of an expandable fluid reservoir in both a first, deflated state, and a second, inflated state of the reservoir." The patent application was filed on Aug. 4, 2010 (12/850,038). 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=83,08,630.PN.&OS=PN/83,08,630&RS=PN/83,08,630 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Genentech Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Genentech, South San Francisco, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,087) developed by Susan D. Hellmann, San Carlos, Calif., for a "treatment with anti-ErbB2 antibodies." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention concerns the treatment of disorders characterized by the overexpression of ErbB2. More specifically, the invention concerns the treatment of human patients susceptible to or diagnosed with cancer overexpressing ErbB2 with a combination of an anti-ErbB2 antibody and a chemotherapeutic agent other than an anthracycline, e.g. doxorubicin or epirubicin. The invention further provides a method of treating cancer in a human patient comprising administering effective amounts of an anti-ErbB2 antibody and a cardioprotectant to the patient." The patent application was filed on May 9, 2011 (13/103,799). 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=8,309,087.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,087&RS=PN/8,309,087 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hamilton Sundstrand Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Hamilton Sundstrand, Windsor Locks, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,310,076) developed by Anthony C. Jones, San Diego, and Charles Beecroft, San Diego, for a gearless turbo-generator.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An auxiliary power unit includes a gas generator that produces a flow of gases to drive a free power turbine that directly drives an electric generator. The electric generator is driven by the free power turbine at a desired speed without the use of step down gearing to provide a lighter weight and more cost effective electric power generating system." The patent application was filed on Oct. 15, 2009 (12/579,709). 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=8,310,076.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,076&RS=PN/8,310,076 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Abbott Biotherapeutics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Abbott Biotherapeutics, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,084) developed by five co-inventors for a "chimeric and humanized antibodies to .alpha.5.beta.1 integrin that modulate angiogenesis." The co-inventors are Vanitha Ramakrishnan, Belmont, Calif., David Powers, Fairfax, Calif., Dale E. Johnson, Emeryville, Calif., Ursula Jeffry, Redwood City, Calif., and Vinay Bhaskar, San Francisco.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides chimeric and humanized antibodies that specifically recognize .alpha.5.beta.1 integrin, and methods for using the antibodies for reducing or inhibiting angiogenesis in a tissue. Also provided are methods of determining therapeutically acceptable doses of the antibodies and pharmaceutical compositions including the same." The patent application was filed on Jan. 19, 2011 (13/009,757). 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=8,309,084.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,084&RS=PN/8,309,084 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Shocking Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Shocking Technologies, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,064) developed by Lex Kosowsky, San Jose, Calif., for a "semiconductor devices including voltage switchable materials for over-voltage protection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Semiconductor devices are provided that employ voltage switchable materials for over-voltage protection. In various implementations, the voltage switchable materials are substituted for conventional die attach adhesives, underfill layers, and encapsulants. While the voltage switchable material normally functions as a dielectric material, during an over-voltage event the voltage switchable material becomes electrically conductive and can conduct electricity to ground. Accordingly, the voltage switchable material is in contact with a path to ground such as a grounded trace on a substrate, or a grounded solder ball in a flip-chip package." The patent application was filed on Feb. 24, 2011 (13/034,450). 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=8,310,064.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,064&RS=PN/8,310,064 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Naidu Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Naidu, Pomona, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,080) developed by A. Satyanarayan Naidu, Santa Ana, Calif., A.G. Sreus Naidu, Santa Ana, Calif., and A.G. Tezus Naidu, Santa Ana, Calif., for a "metallo-protein and tocotrienol (MP-T3) compositions and uses thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Metallo-proteins including but not limited to lactoferrin (LF), transferrin (TF) and ovotransferrin (OTF) (all members of transferrin family), ceruloplasmin (CP) and metallo-thionein (MT) were found to stabilize and enhance the bio-functional activity of tocotrienol (T3), T3 mixtures or derivates. The synergism between MP and T3 also promote the intestinal transfer and the ultimate bio-availability of T3 and T3-derivatives for physiological functions. Such functional synergism includes hypocholesterolemic, anti-thrombotic, antioxidant, anti-athermogenic, anti-inflammatory and immuno-regulatory activities of T3 agents. These T3 compositions are useful as pharmaceuticals, in cosmetics, in foods and as nutritional supplements." The patent application was filed on Dec. 3, 2008 (12/327,712). 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=8,309,080.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,080&RS=PN/8,309,080 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** ZTE (USA) Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- ZTE (USA), Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,311,010) developed by Nanjian Qian, San Diego, Hua Mary Chion, Belle Mead, N.J., and Cancan Huang, Poway, Calif., for "data integrity negotiation schemes in wireless communication systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques and system designs are described for providing mobile communication systems with negotiation mechanisms to select data integrity schemes based on quality of service (QoS) schemes to enhance system performance during mobile handover processes. In one aspect, a method for providing data integrity in a wireless communication network includes providing a quality of service (QoS) profile for a service flow for a mobile station to include information of one or more QoS requirements of the service flow and a data integrity indicator to indicate information of data integrity for the service flow during a handover of the mobile station from one base station to another base station; and using the data integrity indicator to assist selection of a data integrity scheme from one or more data integrity schemes available to the service flow during the handover of the mobile station." The patent application was filed on Oct. 10, 2007 (11/870,418). The full-text of the patent can be found at 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=83,11,010.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,010&RS=PN/83,11,010 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent for Enhanced 2-wire and 3-wire WLAN Bluetooth Coexistence Solution ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,964) developed by Asif Grushkevich, LaJolla, Calif., for an "enhanced 2-wire and 3-wire WLAN bluetooth coexistence solution." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for enhanced 2-wire and 3-wire WLAN Bluetooth coexistence solution may include determining whether adaptive frequency hopping is active in a Bluetooth communication device. If the adaptive frequency hopping is active, handshaking with a collocated non-Bluetooth communication device may be disabled. The collocated non-Bluetooth communication device may be a wireless local area network communication device. If the adaptive frequency hopping is inactive, handshaking with the collocated non-Bluetooth communication device may be enabled. If the adaptive frequency hopping is inactive, the Bluetooth communication device may initiate handshaking prior to transmitting data. If the adaptive frequency hopping is inactive, the Bluetooth communication device may also respond to the handshaking initiated by the collocated non-Bluetooth communication device. The handshaking may be executed via a 2-wire Bluetooth/WLAN coexistence interface or a 3-wire Bluetooth/WLAN coexistence interface." The patent application was filed on Jan. 6, 2006 (11/327,557). 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=83,10,964.PN.&OS=PN/83,10,964&RS=PN/83,10,964 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Qualcomm Assigned Patent for Common and Dedicated Modulation and Coding Scheme for a Multicarrier System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Qualcomm, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,310,981) developed by Jelena M. Damnjanovic, Del Mar, Calif., Juan Montojo, San Diego, and Amir Farajidana, San Diego, for a "common and dedicated modulation and coding scheme for a multicarrier system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided in which at least one modulation and coding scheme (MCS) is determined based on feedback received for a plurality of downlink (DL) carriers and transmitted from a device. Data is modulated and coded, according to the at least one MCS, for transmission to the device on the DL carriers." The patent application was filed on Oct. 21, 2009 (12/603,426). 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=83,10,981.PN.&OS=PN/83,10,981&RS=PN/83,10,981 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Modem Count Based Load Balancing in a Cable Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,926) developed by four co-inventors for a "modem count based load balancing in a cable network." The co-inventors are Alon S. Bernstein, Sunnyvale, Calif., Gitesh Shah, San Jose, Calif., Cindy Chan, San Jose, Calif., and Hui Sun, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Load balancing across RF channels in a cable plant is challenging where individual cable modems have multiple receive/transmit channels. Load balancing may be taken into account in the assignments of channels to requesting modems in a registration process. Requesting modems may be registered in a sequence of descending order defined by the number of channels requested. Channel sets may be selected to minimize a maximum delta metric of load balancing. It is preferred to normalize the "weight" of a modem on a channel based on the modem capabilities. The relative weight may be inversely related to the number of channels supported by the modem. Load balancing techniques disclosed may be applied to both upstream and downstream channels. Current load balance quality is estimated and reported to an operator." The patent application was filed on Feb. 18, 2010 (12/708,313). 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=83,10,926.PN.&OS=PN/83,10,926&RS=PN/83,10,926 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Promega Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Promega, Madison, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,309,059) developed by Cesear Corona, Paso Robles, Calif., Dieter Klaubert, Arroyo Grande, Calif., and Mark McDougall, Arroyo Grande, Calif., for a reactive cyanine compounds.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides compounds and compositions of Formulas I-VII, and methods of using the compounds. The compounds can be used to prepare dye conjugates that are uniformly and substantially more fluorescent on proteins, nucleic acids or other biopolymers, than conjugates labeled with structurally similar known carbocyanine dyes. In addition to having more intense fluorescence emission than structurally similar dyes at virtually identical wavelengths, and decreased artifacts in their absorption spectra upon conjugation to biopolymers, the compounds can have greater photostability and/or higher absorbance (extinction coefficients) at the wavelength(s) of peak absorbance than such structurally similar dyes." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2010 (12/872,467). 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=8,309,059.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,059&RS=PN/8,309,059 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Dey Pharma Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Dey Pharma, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,309,061) developed by Imtiaz Chaudry, American Canyon, Calif., for "formulations and methods for treating rhinosinusitis." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention involves methods and formulations for treating or preventing rhinosinusitis, including but not limited to, bacterial-induced, viral-induced and/or fungus-induced rhinosinusitis in mammals, and/or rhinosinusitis not induced by an infective agent, such as bacteria, fungus or virus. In one embodiment, the formulation of the present invention comprises an anti-inflammatory agent (e.g. fluticasone propionate) having a specific particle size distribution profile. The formulation may also comprise an antifungal agent, antibiotic or antiviral agent." The patent application was filed on March 12, 2005 (11/078,263). 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=8,309,061.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,061&RS=PN/8,309,061 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** ADC Telecommunications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- ADC Telecommunications, Shakopee, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,310,963) developed by Baljit Singh, San Jose, Calif., for a "system and method for synchronized time-division duplex signal switching." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system comprises a first unit and a second unit communicatively coupled to the first unit. The first unit is operable to receive a first original radio frequency signal and the second unit is operable to receive a second original radio frequency signal. The first and second original radio frequency signals are originally transmitted on a radio frequency channel using time division duplexing. The first unit communicates a control signal to the second unit, the first unit generating the control signal based at least in part on detecting when the first original radio frequency signal is being received at the first unit. The second unit uses the control signal to determine when to output a first reproduced radio frequency signal in accordance with the time division duplexing used to originally transmit the first and second original radio frequency signals on the radio frequency channel. The first reproduced radio frequency signal is derived from the first original radio frequency signal." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2008 (12/144,939). 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=83,10,963.PN.&OS=PN/83,10,963&RS=PN/83,10,963 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,003) developed by five co-inventors for a "selecting a transmission mode between a subscriber and a base station." The co-inventors are Kameswara Medapalli, Santa Clara, Calif., Djordje Tujkovic, Santa Clara, Calif., Kamlesh Rath, Santa Clara, Calif., Louay Jalloul, Santa Clara, Calif., and Bertrand Hochwald, Santa Clara, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments for a method and apparatus of selecting a transmission mode between the subscriber and a base station are disclosed. One method includes determining a predictive window. Instantaneous channel quality measurements are averaged, wherein the averaging is dependent upon a size of the predictive window. A first estimate of the transmission mode is determined based on the averaged instantaneous channel quality measurements. A margin is calculated based on reception of a qualifying downlink transmission. The transmission mode is selected by updating the first estimate with the margin." The patent application was filed on June 18, 2009 (12/456,562). 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=83,11,003.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,003&RS=PN/83,11,003 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Ixia Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Ixia, Calabasas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,942) developed by Noah Gintis, Westlake Village, Calif., and Anca Suciu, Bucharest, Romania, for a flow statistics aggregation.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There are disclosed methods and apparatus for testing a network. A plurality of packets may be transmitted over the network from one or more source port units. Each transmitted packet may include a packet group identifier (PGID) corresponding to a unique combination of values for a plurality of tracking factors. The packets may be received at one or more destination port units. Each destination port unit may extract the PGID from each received packet and may accumulate traffic statistics for each of the plurality of PGIDs. The accumulated traffic statistics for at least some of the plurality of PGIDs may be aggregated to report summary statistics for a selected tracking factor." The patent application was filed on Aug. 27, 2010 (12/870,729). 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=83,10,942.PN.&OS=PN/83,10,942&RS=PN/83,10,942 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Zhabilov Trust Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Zhabilov Trust, San Marino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,072) developed by Harry H. Zhabilov, San Marino, Calif., for an "irreversibly-inactivated pepsinogen fragments for modulating immune function." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Isolated anti-cancer peptides are disclosed which are characterized by the amino acid sequences TLTSGGGAIALPPSMAAPPLGPVAPLTGAIHAPTXG (SEQ ID NO: 1); TLSTATGGAIPPVAAMPPGLVAPTHGPAIHP (SEQ ID NO: 2); CCATSGPCGAVMILTPHLTA (SEQ ID NO: 5); MTLTTGSGAIAPAMPPGLPPHTGAIHAPM (SEQ ID NO: 4); and NXVPVSVEGYXQITLDSITX (SEQ ID NO: 3) and a significant in vitro binding affinity for gp96. The peptides exhibit anti-tumor, anti-cancer activity in vivo. Also disclosed is an isolated antiviral peptide characterized by the amino acid sequence GDEPLENYLDTEYF (SEQ ID NO: 6) and a significant in vitro binding affinity for HIV-1 gp 120 and gp 41, and human CD4 cells. The peptide exhibits anti-retroviral activity in vivo, particularly anti-HIV-1 activity." The patent application was filed on June 18, 2009 (12/487,637). 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=8,309,072.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,072&RS=PN/8,309,072 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Message Repeater and Method of Operation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,310,979) developed by Gary W. Mason, Melbourne, Fla., and Mark E. Smith, Temecula, Cal 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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