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

[February 22, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (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 New York.

*** Tactical Therapeutics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Tactical Therapeutics, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,377,973) developed by Rashida A. Karmali, Brooklyn, N.Y., for "compositions and processes for preparing 5-amino or substituted amino 1,2,3-triazoles and triazole orotate formulations." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "New polymorphs of 5-amino or substituted amino 1,2,3-triazole and substituted derivatives thereof, of orotates of the carboxyamidotriazoles, of formulations of the triazoles and orotic acid in the ratio of 1:1 to 1:4 (base:acid) and of safer processes of the preparation of the same are disclosed. The compounds are useful in the control and treatment of diseases including, but not limited to solid cancers, macular degeneration, retinopathy, chronic myeloid leukemia, AIDS and diseases which rely on aberrant signal transduction. The improved processes to prepare the orotate formulations use stable, efficient and safer starting azide intermediate materials in the synthesis of new polymorphs of carboxyamidotriazole." The patent application was filed on Sept. 3, 2010 (12/807,415). 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=8,377,973&OS=8,377,973&RS=8,377,973 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.



*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Power Conversion System and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,379,416) developed by Rajib Datta, Niskayuna, N.Y., and Ravisekhar Nadimpalli Raju, Clifton Park, N.Y., for a "power conversion system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A power conversion system includes a power transformer for receiving AC power at a first voltage from an input side and for delivering AC power at a second voltage to an output side. A power converter is also included in the power conversion system wherein the power converter includes an input side converter on the input side and an output side converter on the output side coupled through a plurality of DC links. A converter controller in the power converter provides control signals to the input side converter and the output side converter for regulating an active power and a reactive power flow through the power converter. Each of the input side converters and the output side converters includes at least two power converter transformers coupled between respective power converter bridges coupled to the plurality of DC links and the input side or to the plurality of DC links and the output side." The patent application was filed on Aug. 29, 2011 (13/219,961). 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=8,379,416&OS=8,379,416&RS=8,379,416 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** American Technical Ceramics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- American Technical Ceramics, Huntington Station, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,379,405) developed by Robert Grossbach, Commack, N.Y., and John Mruz, East Northport, N.Y., for an ultra-wideband assembly system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An ultra-wideband assembly in an electrical circuit having a circuit board with a conductive micro-strip line is provided. The assembly includes a non-conductive tapered core having an outer surface, a distal end, and a proximate end. The distal end is being larger than proximate end. The assembly includes a conductive wire having a proximate end and a distal end and being wound about at least a portion of the non-conductive tapered core. The proximate end of the conductive wire extends away from the proximate end of the non-conductive tapered core and is being conductively coupled to the micro-strip line of the circuit board. The distal end of the conductive wire extends away from the distal end of the non-conductive tapered core. The conductive wire contacts at least a portion of the outer surface of the non-conductive tapered core. The assembly includes a supporting bracket coupled to the non-conductive tapered core. The bracket includes a base portion and a core attachment portion. The base portion is being conductively coupled to the circuit board. The core attachment portion is being coupled to the distal end of the non-conductive tapered core and is further being conductively coupled to the distal end of the conductive wire. While being coupled to the non-conductive tapered core, the supporting bracket is configured to dispose the non-conductive tapered core at a predetermined angle to the circuit board." The patent application was filed on May 4, 2011 (13/100,521). 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=8,379,405&OS=8,379,405&RS=8,379,405 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for System for Monitoring a Relative Displacement of Components ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,379,225) developed by seven co-inventors for a "system for monitoring a relative displacement of components." The co-inventors are Glen Peter Koste, Niskayuna, N.Y., Renato Guida, Wynantskill, N.Y., Charles Erklin Seeley, Niskayuna, N.Y., Hua Xia , Niskayuna, N.Y., Sachin Dekate, Niskayuna, N.Y., Daniel Fishman, Schenectady, N.Y., and Kevin Sheridan, Schenectady, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system is provided for monitoring a relative displacement of a pair of end-winding components. The system includes a structure mounted to the end-winding components. The system further includes a fiber Bragg grating mounted to a non-curved surface of the structure, where the fiber Bragg grating is configured to reflect incident radiation having a peak intensity at a respective wavelength based on a strain of the fiber Bragg grating. The structure is configured so that the strain produced by the structure limits a magnitude of the strain of the fiber Bragg grating within a predetermined range over a span of the relative displacement of the pair of end-winding components." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2010 (12/750,857). 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=8,379,225&OS=8,379,225&RS=8,379,225 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Corning Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Corning, Corning, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,379,219) developed by John Weston Frankovich, Fairport, N.Y., Christopher Alan Lee, Pittsford, N.Y., and Michael Joseph Litzenberger, Fairport, N.Y., for a "compound interferometer with monolithic measurement cavity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A compound common-path interferometer including first and second measurement arms for measuring a test object is arranged so that a reference optic of the first measurement arm is disconnected from a remainder of the first measurement arm and a coupling between the reference optics of the first and second measurement arms forms a monolithic measurement cavity for maintaining reference surfaces of the reference optics at a fixed spacing and orientation. Separate supports are provided for the monolithic measurement cavity and the remainder of the first measurement arm." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2011 (13/117,291). 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=8,379,219&OS=8,379,219&RS=8,379,219 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** University of Rochester Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- The University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,379,292) developed by Nicholas George, Pittsford, N.Y., and Kedar Khare, Rochester, N.Y., for a "digital binary MEMS wavefront control." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A phase screen, i.e., an opto-electronic device that can convert a distorted incoming optical wavefront into a plane wave or, conversely, transform a plane wave into a prescribed varying output wavefront. Binary all-digital MEMS interferometer configurations that can be used to create controlled and arbitrary optical wavefront using only 0,1 amplitude changes followed by differential propagation distances to convert these amplitude variations into controllable and/or continuous phase variations. Clustered pixel notions, such as Floyd-Steinberg, Stucki or other algorithms useful in digital half-tone printing, are simultaneously employed to create controllable grey-level variations as well as continuous phase variations. Desired grey-levels can be obtained wherein each pixel is formed by, e.g., a 3.times.3 or 5.times.5 cluster of mirrors. Both the filling-in of the outputs of the binary mirror (0,1) and the grey-levels are accomplished simply by spatial averaging over a short propagation distance." The patent application was filed on Nov. 1, 2011 (13/286,659). 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=8,379,292&OS=8,379,292&RS=8,379,292 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for method and System of Determining Batch Sizes for Print Jobs in a Print Production Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,379,255) developed by Sudhendu Rai, Fairport, N.Y., and Jeremy John Tejada, Londonderry, N.H., for a "method and system of determining batch sizes for print jobs in a print production environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for determining batch sizes for a print job may include a computing device and a computer-readable storage medium in communication with the computing device. The computer-readable storage medium may include one or more programming instructions for receiving a print job having a job size, receiving speed information for each of a plurality of document production devices in a production line, identifying a plurality of batches associated with the print job, performing a discrete event simulation to model a makespan for the print job in processing each of the plurality of batches on the plurality of document production devices using the speed information and repeating the identifying and performing until a plurality of final batches is determined, each having a unique final batch size." The patent application was filed on July 1, 2009 (12/496,097). 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=8,379,255&OS=8,379,255&RS=8,379,255 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Memory System with Delay Locked Loop (DLL) Bypass Control ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,379,459) developed by Kevin C. Gower, LaGrangeville, N.Y., Kyu-Hyoun Kim, Mount Kisco, N.Y., and Warren E. Maule, Cedar Park, Texas, for a "memory system with delay locked loop (DLL) bypass control." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A memory system with delay locked loop (DLL) bypass control including a method for accessing memory that includes receiving a memory read command at a memory device. The memory device is configured to operate in a DLL off-mode to bypass a DLL clock as input to generating a read clock. A DLL power-on command is received at the memory device and in response to receiving the DLL power-on command a DLL initialization process is performed at the memory device. The memory read command is serviced at the memory device operating in the DLL off-mode, the servicing overlapping in time with performing the DLL initialization process. The memory device is configured to operate in a DLL on-mode to utilize the DLL clock as input to generating the read clock in response to a specified period of time elapsing. The specified period of time is relative to receiving the DLL power-on command." The patent application was filed on July 21, 2010 (12/840,879). 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=8,379,459&OS=8,379,459&RS=8,379,459 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for System and Method for Optical Sensor Interrogation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,379,217) developed by Glen Peter Koste, Niskayuna, N.Y., Richard Louis Frey, Delanson, N.Y., and Joseph Alfred Iannotti, Glenville, N.Y., for a "system and method for optical sensor interrogation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An optical sensor interrogation system comprises: a multi-frequency optical source configured to generate an optical interrogation signal, at least one optical sensor configured to filter light at a wavelength corresponding to a value of a sensed parameter and generate an optical sensor data signal, a photodetector configured to detect a reference signal and the optical sensor data signal and generate an electrical difference frequency signal corresponding to a wavelength difference between the reference signal and the optical sensor data signal, and an electrical frequency measurement module configured to measure the electrical difference frequency." The patent application was filed on March 23, 2006 (11/277,294). 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=8,379,217&OS=8,379,217&RS=8,379,217 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** U.S. Navy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- The U.S. Navy has been assigned a patent (8,379,286) developed by four co-inventors for an "integrated angle of arrival sensing and duplex communication with cats-eye multiple quantum well modulating retroreflector." The co-inventors are David J. Klotzkin, Vestal, N.Y., Peter G. Goetz, Springfield, Va., William S. Rabinovich, Silver Spring, Md., Mike S. Ferraro, Columbia, Md..

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A modulating retroreflector system includes a modulating retroreflector having a plurality of multiple quantum well modulator pixels and at least one transimpedance amplifier. The transimpedance amplifier receives a photocurrent generated by at least one of the plurality of modulator pixels. Each pixel is capacitively coupled to a current driver, which applies a high frequency digital electrical signal to the pixel when the voltage at the output of the transimpedance amplifier exceeds a threshold value. The modulated output of the retroreflector is reflected toward the source of the received optical beam. The system activates high frequency current drivers for only the illuminated pixels, eliminating the need for a separate angle of incidence sensor and reducing power requirements. A low frequency FSK signal can be superimposed on the DC optical interrogation beam and recovered as the unfiltered output of the transimpedance amplifier, to provide simultaneous bidirectional communication without a half-duplex communication protocol." The patent application was filed on May 26, 2011 (13/116,430). 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=8,379,286&OS=8,379,286&RS=8,379,286 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Halliburton Energy Services Assigned Patent for Self-contained Multivariate Optical Computing and Analysis System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Halliburton Energy Services, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,379,199) developed by four co-inventors for a "self-contained multivariate optical computing and analysis system." The co-inventors are Robert P. Freese, Youngsville, N.C., Terrell K. Teague, Walworth, N.Y., David L. Perkins, Irmo, S.C., and William J. Soltmann, Columbia, S.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An optical analysis system for measuring compositions of a sample includes a light source radiating a first light. A modulator disposed in a ray path of the light modulates the light to a desired frequency. A spectral element filters the light for a spectral range of interest of the sample. An optical filter receives a first light beam split from the light reflecting from the sample and optically filters data carried by the first light beam into at least one orthogonal component of the first light beam. A first detector measures a property of the orthogonal component. A second detector receives a second light beam split from the light reflecting from the sample for comparison of the property of the orthogonal component to the second light beam. An accelerometer senses when to acquire data from the sample." The patent application was filed on Nov. 1, 2010 (12/513,265). 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=8,379,199&OS=8,379,199&RS=8,379,199 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Syngenta Crop Protection Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Syngenta Crop Protection, Greensboro, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,377,953) developed by seven co-inventors for "isothiazole and pyrazole derivatives as fungicides." The co-inventors are Peter Ackermann, Pfeffingen, Switzerland, Carla Bobbio, Stein, Switzerland, Camilla Corsi, Stein, Switzerland, Ann Monica McGinley, Riehen, Switzerland, Andreas Verras, New York, Ruud Titulaeu, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and Josef Ehrenfreund, Allschwil, Switzerland.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to compounds of Formula (I) wherein R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3 or R.sup.4 are as defined in claim 1 or a salt or N-oxide thereof and their use in methods for the control and/or prevention of fungal infection, particularly in plants. The compounds claimed are isothiazole and pyrazole derivatives. ##STR00001##." The patent application was filed on July 9, 2008 (12/668,435). 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=8,377,953&OS=8,377,953&RS=8,377,953 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Exelis Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Exelis, McLean, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,379,208) developed by Rulon Eugene Simmons, Rochester, N.Y., and Jarett Levi Bartholomew, Victor, N.Y., for a "system and method for passive remote detection of gas plumes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention includes systems and methods for quantitative and qualitative imaging of gases, vapors, fumes, and the like. In one embodiment, the system uses a moving, or a rotating filter for alternately capturing on-line and off-line images of a scene that potentially includes the target gas of interest. The moving, or rotating filter includes at least two filter segments for transmitting (a) wavelengths corresponding to a spectroscopic absorption feature for on-line elements of the target gas, and (b) nearby wavelengths not corresponding to a spectroscopic absorption feature for off-line elements of the target gas. An image processor executes an algorithm for transforming the collected on-line and off-line data, corresponding to different pixels in the imaging array, into an image map of path-integrated concentration, or concentration path lengths (CPLs). The systems and methods of the invention do not use active light sources to illuminate the target gas. Instead, imaging and processing is done entirely using passive received energy from the target gas." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2005 (12/796,853). 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=8,379,208&OS=8,379,208&RS=8,379,208 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,379,267) developed by Lalit Keshav Mestha, Fairport, N.Y., and Alvaro Enrique Gil, Rochester, N.Y., for a "method to retrieve a gamut mapping strategy." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "What is disclosed is a novel system and method for retrieving a gamut mapping for a color device. A ray-based model is derived from a system estimation of either a seed profile or a seed device. The model is hard coded inside a run-time ICC profile creation algorithm. The runtime profile generation code can be optimized for a variety of gamut mapping scenarios. The generated profile is provided to an imaging system wherein out-of-gamut colors are mapped to the color gamut of the host device. The present method provides an accurate way to reproduce colors of images by retrieving the gamut mapping from profiles or from the color device that use destination profiles for rendering images." The patent application was filed on Dec. 3, 2009 (12/630,093). 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=8,379,267&OS=8,379,267&RS=8,379,267 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent for Image Deblurring Using a Combined Differential Image ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,379,120) developed by Sen Wang, Rochester, N.Y., Tingbo Hou, Stony Brook, N.Y., and Rodney L. Miller, Fairport, N.Y., for an "image deblurring using a combined differential image." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for determining a deblurred image comprising: receiving a blurred image of a scene; receiving a blur kernel; initializing a candidate deblurred image; determining a plurality of differential images representing differences between neighboring pixels in the candidate deblurred image; determining a combined differential image by combining the differential images; repeatedly updating the candidate deblurred image responsive to the blurred image, the blur kernel, the candidate deblurred image and the combined differential image until a convergence criterion is satisfied; and storing the final candidate deblurred image in a processor-accessible memory system." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2009 (12/612,135). 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=8,379,120&OS=8,379,120&RS=8,379,120 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Comfortex Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Comfortex Corp., Watervliet, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,371,355) developed by Corina Santoro, Delmar, N.Y., Richard D. Watkins, Lake Luzerne, N.Y., and John A. Corey, Melrose, N.Y., for a "window shade assembly with re-channeling system and single seal strip of wrapping material." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A window shade assembly includes a flexible shade material having a pair of non-beaded vertical edges positioned in a pair of opposed vertical side channels. A re-channeling system includes a lip to at least partially define a plane of the flexible shade material within the side channels, and a bottom rail irremovably and slidingly received in each side channel. The side channels can be two parts. A single resilient seal strip is used with the side channels to seal the flexible shade material. The seal strip can be an edge of the flexible wrapping material for the side channels." The patent application was filed on July 13, 2010 (12/835,147). 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=8,371,355&OS=8,371,355&RS=8,371,355 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Brookhaven Science Associates Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Brookhaven Science Associates, Upton, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,329) developed by Igor Zaliznyak, Port Jefferson, N.Y., Alexei Tsvelik, Stony Brook, N.Y., and Dmitri Kharzeev, Port Jefferson, N.Y., for "nanodevices for spintronics and methods of using same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Graphene magnet multilayers (GMMs) are employed to facilitate development of spintronic devices. The GMMs can include a sheet of monolayer (ML) or few-layer (Fla. graphene in contact with a magnetic material, such as a ferromagnetic (FM) or an antiferromagnetic material. Electrode terminals can be disposed on the GMMs to be in electrical contact with the graphene. A magnetic field effect is induced in the graphene sheet based on an exchange magnetic field resulting from a magnetization of the magnetic material which is in contact with graphene. Electrical characteristics of the graphene can be manipulated based on the magnetization of the magnetic material in the GMM." The patent application was filed on Feb. 29, 2008 (12/530,862). 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=8,378,329&OS=8,378,329&RS=8,378,329 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,623) developed by Ruediger Soeren Kusch, Clifton Park, N.Y., Robert Dean King, Schenectady, N.Y., and Robert Louis Steigerwald, Burnt Hills, N.Y., for an "apparatus and method for charging an electric vehicle." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An energy management system (ESMS) includes energy storage devices coupled to a vehicle drivetrain and configured to store DC energy, a power electronic conversion system having energy ports, the power electronic conversion system comprising a DC electrical converters, each DC electrical converter configured to step up and to step down a DC voltage, wherein each of the energy ports is coupleable to each of the energy storage devices and each of the energy ports is coupleable to an electrical charging system. The EV includes a controller configured to determine a voltage of each energy port having either an energy storage device or a DC electrical charging system coupled thereto, and electrically connect a first energy port to a second energy port such that at least one of the DC electrical converters either steps up or steps down an input DC voltage based on the determined voltage of each energy port." The patent application was filed on Nov. 5, 2010 (12/940,085). 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=8,378,623&OS=8,378,623&RS=8,378,623 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** University of Michigan Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,378,385) developed by four co-inventors for "methods of preparing flexible photovoltaic devices using epitaxial liftoff, and preserving the integrity of growth substrates used in epitaxial growth." The co-inventors are Stephen R. Forrest, Ann Arbor, Mich., Jeramy Zimmerman, Ann Arbor, Mich., Kyusang Lee, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Kuen-Ting Shiu, White Plains, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There is disclosed methods of making photosensitive devices, such as flexible photovoltaic (PV) devices, through the use of epitaxial liftoff. Also described herein are methods of preparing flexible PV devices comprising a structure having a growth substrate, wherein the selective etching of protective layers yields a smooth growth substrate that us suitable for reuse." The patent application was filed on Sept. 9, 2010 (12/878,261). 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=8,378,385&OS=8,378,385&RS=8,378,385 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Optical Modulation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,465) developed by Yurii A. Vlasov, Katonah, N.Y., and Fengnian Xia, Plainsboro, N.J., for a "method and apparatus for optical modulation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is a method and an apparatus for optical modulation, for example for use in optical communications links. In one embodiment, an apparatus for optical modulation includes a first silicon layer having one or more trenches formed therein, a dielectric layer lining the first silicon layer, and a second silicon layer disposed on the dielectric layer and filling the trenches." The patent application was filed on Jan. 12, 2011 (13/005,246). 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=8,378,465&OS=8,378,465&RS=8,378,465 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Selective Floating Body SRAM Cell ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,429) developed by four co-inventors for a "selective floating body SRAM cell." The co-inventors are Josephine B. Chang, Mahopac, N.Y., Leland Chang, New York, Steven J. Koester, Ossining, N.Y., and Jeffrey W. Sleight, Ridgefield, Conn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A memory cell has N.gtoreq.16 transistors, in which two are access transistors, at least one pair [say (N-2)/2] are pull-up transistors, and at least another pair [say (N-2)/2] are pull-down transistors. The pull-up and pull-down transistors are all coupled between the two access transistors. Each of the access transistors and the pull-up transistors are the same type, p-type or n-type. Each of the pull-down transistors is the other type, p-type or n-type. The access transistors are floating body devices. The pull-down transistors are non-floating body devices. The pull-up transistors may be floating or non-floating body devices. Various specific implementations and methods of making the memory cell are also detailed." The patent application was filed on March 11, 2011 (13/045,784). 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=8,378,429&OS=8,378,429&RS=8,378,429 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsemi Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Microsemi, Alisa Viejo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,378,586) developed by Arkadiy Peker, Glen Cove, N.Y., Dror Korcharz, Bat Yam, Israel, and Shawn Anthony Fahrenbruch, Fresno, Calif., for a "distributed architecture voltage controlled backlight driver." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A backlight system for light emitting diodes (LEDs), the backlight system constituted of: a controllable power source; a plurality of LED based luminaires arranged to receive power in parallel from the controllable power source; a plurality of driving circuitries, each of the plurality of driving circuitries arranged to control the light output of at least two of the plurality of LED based luminaires and further arranged to output information regarding the voltage drop of at least one of the at least two LED based luminaires controlled thereby, wherein the controllable power source is arranged to output a voltage whose value is responsive to the output information." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2010 (12/895,875). 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=8,378,586&OS=8,378,586&RS=8,378,586 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Interdigitated Vertical Parallel Capacitor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,450) developed by four co-inventors for an "interdigitated vertical parallel capacitor." The co-inventors are Roger A. Booth Jr., Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Douglas D. Coolbaugh, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Ebenezer E. Eshun, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and Zhong-Xiang He, Essex Junction, Vt.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An interdigitated structure may include at least one first metal line, at least one second metal line parallel to the at least one first metal line and separated from the at least one first metal line, and a third metal line contacting ends of the at least one first metal line and separated from the at least one second metal line. The at least one first metal line does not vertically contact any metal via and at least one second metal line may vertically contact at least one metal via. Multiple layers of interdigitated structure may be vertically stacked. Alternately, an interdigitated structure may include a plurality of first metal lines and a plurality of second metal lines, each metal line not vertically contacting any metal via. Multiple instances of interdigitated structure may be laterally replicated and adjoined, with or without rotation, and/or vertically stacked to form a capacitor." The patent application was filed on Aug. 27, 2009 (12/548,484). 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=8,378,450&OS=8,378,450&RS=8,378,450 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** OmniVision Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- OmniVision Technologies, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,378,398) developed by Hung Q. Doan, Rochester, N.Y., Eric G. Stevens, Webster, N.Y., and Robert M. Guidash, Rochester, N.Y., for a "photodetector isolation in image sensors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Shallow trench isolation regions are disposed in an n-type silicon semiconductor layer laterally adjacent to a collection region of a photodetector and laterally adjacent to a charge-to-voltage conversion region. The shallow trench isolation regions each include a trench disposed in the silicon semiconductor layer and a first dielectric structure disposed along an interior bottom and sidewalls of each trench. A second dielectric structure is disposed over the pinning layer. The dielectric structures include a silicon nitride layer disposed over an oxide layer. An n-type isolation layer is disposed along only a portion of the exterior bottom of the trench and the exterior sidewall of the trench immediately adjacent to the photodetector. The n-type isolation layer is not disposed along the remaining portion of the bottom or the opposing exterior sidewall of the trench." The patent application was filed on Dec. 13, 2010 (12/966,224). 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=8,378,398&OS=8,378,398&RS=8,378,398 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Infineon Technologies, International Business Machines, United Mircroelectronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Infineon Technologies, Munich, Germany, International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., and United Mircroelectronics, Hsin-chu, Taiwan, have been assigned a patent (8,378,493) developed by four co-inventors for a "generation of metal holes by via mutation." The co-inventors are Robert C. Wong, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Ernst H. Demm, Putnam Valley, N.Y., Pak Leung, Cedar Park, Texas, and Alexander M. Hirsch, Munich, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A semiconductor interconnect architecture provides a reduction in the intersection of vias on the last layer ("VL") and holes in the last thin metal layer ("MLHOLE") without degradation of the product yield or robustness, or increases copper dishing. The mutation of some dense redundant VLs to MLHOLEs decreases the number of intersections between VLs and MLHOLEs." The patent application was filed on Dec. 13, 2010 (12/966,763). 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=8,378,493&OS=8,378,493&RS=8,378,493 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Semiconductor Structure having Test and Transistor Structures ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,424) developed by four co-inventors for a "semiconductor structure having test and transistor structures." The co-inventors are Abhishek Dube, Fishkill, N.Y., Viorel Ontalus, Danbury, Conn., Kathryn T. Schonenberg, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., and Zhengmao Zhu, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A semiconductor substrate having transistor structures and test structures with spacing between the transistor structures smaller than the spacing between the test structures is provided. A first iteratively performed deposition and etch process includes: depositing a first doped epitaxial layer having a first concentration of a dopant over the semiconductor substrate, and etching the first doped epitaxial layer. A second iteratively performed deposition and etch process includes: depositing a second doped epitaxial layer having a second concentration of the dopant higher than the first concentration over the semiconductor substrate, and etching the second doped epitaxial layer. The first concentration results in a first net growth rate over the transistor structures and the second concentration results in a lower, second net growth rate over the test structures than the transistor structures, resulting in reduced pattern loading." The patent application was filed on Aug. 30, 2012 (13/599,573). 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=8,378,424&OS=8,378,424&RS=8,378,424 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,498) developed by Edmund Blackshear, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., for a "chip assembly with a coreless substrate employing a patterned adhesive layer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A patterned adhesive layer including holes is employed to attach a coreless substrate layer to a stiffner. The patterned adhesive layer is confined to kerf regions, which are subsequently removed during singulation. Each hole in the patterned adhesive layer has an area that is greater than the area of a bottomside interconnect footprint of the coreless substrate. The patterned adhesive layer may include a permanent adhesive that is thermally curable or ultraviolet-curable. The composition of the stiffner can be tailored so that the thermal coefficient of expansion of the stiffner provides tensile stress to the coreless substrate layer at room temperature and at the bonding temperature. The tensile stress applied to the coreless substrate layer prevents or reduces warpage of the coreless substrate layer during bonding. Upon dicing, bonded stacks of a semiconductor chip and a coreless substrate can be provided without adhesive thereupon." The patent application was filed on Sept. 9, 2010 (12/878,579). 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=8,378,498&OS=8,378,498&RS=8,378,498 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Phase Change Memory Random Access Device Using Single-element Phase Change Material ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,328) developed by five co-inventors for a "phase change memory random access device using single-element phase change material." The co-inventors are Matthew J. Breitwisch, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Chieh-Fang Chen, Panchiao, Taiwan, Yi-Chou Chen, HsinChu, Taiwan, Chung H. Lam, Peekskill, N.Y., and Simone Raoux, Santa Clara, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A phase change memory cell with a single element phase change thin film layer; and a first electrode and a second electrode coupled to the single element phase change thin film layer. A current flows from the first electrode to the single element phase change thin film layer, and through to the second electrode. The single element phase change thin film layer includes a single element phase change material. The single element phase change thin film layer can be less than 5 nanometers thick. The temperature of crystallization of the single element phase change material can be controlled by its thickness. In one embodiment, the single element phase change thin film layer is configured to be amorphous at room temperature (25 degrees Celsius). In one embodiment, the single element phase change thin film layer is comprised of Antimony (Sb)." The patent application was filed on Feb. 22, 2008 (12/036,215). 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=8,378,328&OS=8,378,328&RS=8,378,328 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Electrically Programmable Fuse and Fabrication Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,447) developed by four co-inventors for an "electrically programmable fuse and fabrication method." The co-inventors are Kaushik Chanda, Fishkill, N.Y., Ronald G. Filippi, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Joseph M. Lukaitis, Pleasant Valley, N.Y., and Ping-Chuan Wang, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrically programmable fuse includes an anode, a cathode, and a fuse link conductively connecting the cathode with the anode, which is programmable by applying a programming current. The anode and the fuse link each include a polysilicon layer and a silicide layer formed on the polysilicon layer, and the cathode includes the polysilicon layer and a partial silicide layer formed on a predetermined portion of the polysilicon layer of the cathode located adjacent to a cathode junction where the cathode and the fuse link meet." The patent application was filed on April 13, 2011 (13/085,632). 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=8,378,447&OS=8,378,447&RS=8,378,447 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Scavenging Filter System for Hydrogen-cooled Dynamoelectric Machines ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,535) developed by James Daniel Antalek, Valatie, N.Y., Steven Paul Scarlata, Wynantskill, N.Y., and Fotios Raftelis, Albany, N.Y., for "scavenging filter system for hydrogen-cooled dynamoelectric machines." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A filter system is provided for a hydrogen cooled dynamoelectric machine, and includes a float trap fluidly connected to a component of the dynamoelectric machine via a first conduit, a filter fluidly connected to the float trap via a second conduit, and a flow switch fluidly connected to the filter via a third conduit. The third conduit is fluidly connected to a hydrogen control assembly." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2010 (12/713,507). 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=8,378,535&OS=8,378,535&RS=8,378,535 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Apparatus and Methods for Packaging Antennas with Integrated Circuit Chips for Millimeter Wave Applications ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,469) developed by four co-inventors for an "apparatus and methods for packaging antennas with integrated circuit chips for millimeter wave applications." The co-inventors are Brian P. Gaucher, Brookfield, Conn., Duixian Liu, Scarsdale, N.Y., Ullrich R. Pfeiffer, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Thomas M. Zwick, Kisslegg, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and methods are provided for integrally packaging antennas with semiconductor IC (integrated circuit) chips to provide highly-integrated and high-performance radio/wireless communications systems for millimeter wave applications including, e.g., voice communication, data communication, and radar applications. For example, wireless communication modules are constructed with IC chips having receiver/transmitter/transceiver integrated circuits and planar antennas that are integrally constructed from BEOL (back end of line) metallization structures of the IC chip." The patent application was filed on July 30, 2007 (11/830,239). 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=8,378,469&OS=8,378,469&RS=8,378,469 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** B/E Aerospace Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- B/E Aerospace, Wellington, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,378,595) developed by David P. Eckel, Fort Salonga, N.Y., Gannon Gambeski, Holbrook, N.Y., and Seckin Secilmis, Holbrook, N.Y., for an "aircraft LED washlight system and method for controlling same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A modular area washlight illumination system and method for operating are providing that comprises an intelligent light module group that has: one or more light modules, each of which comprises a plurality of discrete illumination sources; a power supply; and an intelligent module group controller comprising: a) circuitry that controls the illumination levels of the illumination sources; and b) an interface for receiving and sending information. The system further comprises a system controller that comprises: a) an attendant control panel serving as a user interface; and b) a system controller interface that is connected to the module group controller interface." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2009 (12/566,146). 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=8,378,595&OS=8,378,595&RS=8,378,595 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Enabling Driver Communication ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,849) developed by Ankur Chandra, San Jose, Calif., and Anca-Andreea Ivan, New Rochelle, N.Y., for an enabling driver communication.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for generating driving information based on one or more driver inputs are provided. The techniques include receiving information about one or more triggering factors from at least one of one or more internal entities and one or more external entities, using the information to generate a message about the one or more triggering factors, and sending the message to one or more additional drivers." The patent application was filed on July 28, 2009 (12/510,759). 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=8,378,849.PN.&OS=PN/8,378,849&RS=PN/8,378,849 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Corning Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Corning, Corning, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,031) developed by Scott Robertson Bickham, Corning, N.Y., and Margarita Rukosueva, Horseheads, N.Y., for a "low nonlinearity long haul optical transmission system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A long haul optical fiber transmission system includes a transmitter, a receiver optically coupled to the transmitter with at least two composite optical fiber spans, at least one amplifier between each composite optical fiber span, each composite optical fiber span having a length of at least 50 km. Each composite optical fiber span also includes a first optical fiber and a second optical fiber. When the second optical fiber has positive dispersion at a wavelength of 1550 nm, the composite optical fiber span has, at a wavelength of 1550 nm, an average attenuation of less than 0.180 dB/km. When the second optical fiber has negative dispersion at a wavelength of 1550 nm, the composite optical fiber span has, at a wavelength of 1550 nm, an average dispersion with a magnitude from about 2 to about 5 ps/nm/km, an average attenuation of less than 0.205 dB/km, and each composite optical fiber span has an average dispersion slope with a magnitude less than about 0.02 ps/nm.sup.2/km." The patent application was filed on March 24, 2011 (13/070,834). 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=83,80,031.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,031&RS=PN/83,80,031 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for System and Method to Provide Value Added Services in an Asset Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,843) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method to provide value added services in an asset network." The co-inventors are Patricia Denise Mackenzie, Clifton Park, N.Y., John William Carbone, Ballston Spa, N.Y., Charles Burton Theurer, Alplaus, N.Y., Joseph James Salvo, Schenectady, N.Y., and Joseph Edward Jesson, Hamilton Square, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A telematics system in an asset network is provided. The telematics system includes one or more sensors configured to acquire data from multiple assets at different locations in the asset network. The telematics system also includes a transceiver configured to receive the data acquired from the one or more sensors. The telematics system further includes a data analysis system. The data analysis system includes a central data server configured to receive the data transmitted from the transceiver. The data analysis system also includes a processing circuitry configured to combine data, analyze combined data to detect trends, generate value added services based on the detected trends and distribute the value added services to multiple end users." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2009 (12/644,062). 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=8,378,843.PN.&OS=PN/8,378,843&RS=PN/8,378,843 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent for Method for Aligning Different Photo Streams ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,039) developed by Jiebo Luo, Pittsford, N.Y., Jianchao Yang, Champaign, Ill., and Jie Yu, Schenectady, N.Y., for a "method for aligning different photo streams." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for organizing individual collections of images or videos captured for the same event by different cameras into a master collection, wherein each individual collection forms a media stream in chronological order. A processor for extracting image features for each image or video of the media stream of each collection; constructing a graph based on the extracted features to link the images or videos from the two media streams; finding on the graph at least a pair of images or videos, each from one of the two media streams, that corresponds to correlated captured content; aligning the remaining images or videos in response to the aligned pair so that the all images or videos from the two media streams are aligned over a common timeline; and producing a master stream in chronological order of the event over a common timeline by merging the aligned individual." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2010 (12/942,407). 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=83,80,039.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,039&RS=PN/83,80,039 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Corning Assigned Patent for Non-contact Testing of Printed Electronics ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Corning, Corning, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,702) developed by five co-inventors for a "non-contact testing of printed electronics." The co-inventors are Robert Addison Boudreau, Corning, N.Y., Douglas Edward Brackley, Horseheads, N.Y., Kevin Thomas Gahagan, Painted Post, N.Y., Gary Edward Merz, Rochester, N.Y., and Leon Robert Zoeller III, Hammondsport, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and methods for non-contact testing of electronic components printed on a substrate (3) are provided. Test circuits (11) are printed on the substrate (3) at the same time as the desired electronic component. The test circuits (11) are all optical and include a first portion (13) for providing electrical energy for the test circuit (11) and a second portion (15) for generating a detectable optical signal that is indicative of at least one electrical property of the electronic component. The test circuits are used in real time and minimize the production of unusable scrap in the printing of such products as ePaper." The patent application was filed on May 8, 2009 (12/437,779). 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=83,78,702.PN.&OS=PN/83,78,702&RS=PN/83,78,702 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Quasi-AC, Photovoltaic Module for Unfolder Photovoltaic Inverter ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,656) developed by four co-inventors for a "quasi-AC, photovoltaic module for unfolder photovoltaic inverter." The co-inventors are Michael Andrew de Rooij, Schenectady, N.Y., John Stanley Glaser, Niskayuna, N.Y., Oliver Gerhard Mayer, Munich, Germany, and Said Farouk Said El-Barbari, Freising, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A photovoltaic (PV) energy system includes a pulsed bus defined by a non-zero average value voltage that is proportional to a rectified utility grid AC supply voltage. The PV energy system also includes a plurality of PV modules, each PV module including a bucking circuit configured to convert a corresponding PV voltage into a pulsing current, wherein the pulsating bus is configured to sum the pulsing currents produced via the plurality of PV modules such that a resultant pulsing current is injected into the pulsating bus in phase with the non-zero average value voltage. A current unfolding circuit is configured to control the amount of AC current injected into the utility grid in response to the resultant pulsing current." The patent application was filed on Sept. 19, 2008 (12/284,296). 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=83,78,656.PN.&OS=PN/83,78,656&RS=PN/83,78,656 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Method for Non-destructive Testing of Composite Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,668) developed by seven co-inventors for a "method for non-destructive testing of composite systems." The co-inventors are Waseem Ibrahim Faidi, Schenectady, N.Y., Changting Wang, Niskayuna, N.Y., Stephane Renou, Clifton Park, N.Y., Shu Ching Quek, Clifton Park, N.Y., Nilesh Tralshawala, Rexford, N.Y., Aparna Chakrapani Sheila-Vadde, Bangalore, India, and Peter J. Fritz, Greenville, S.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of non-destructive testing that employs composite systems that include a curable resin and detectable particles that have a property that can be distinguished from a property of the resin is disclosed. Array probes useful in the method also are disclosed." The patent application was filed on Nov. 29, 2008 (12/325,179). 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=83,78,668.PN.&OS=PN/83,78,668&RS=PN/83,78,668 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Koike Aronson Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Koike Aronson, Arcade, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,250) developed by Robert T. Flaig, Holland, N.Y., and Garick J. Tischler, Lakeview, N.Y., for a "bevel head attachment for plasma and oxy fuel cutting machines." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A bevel head attachment comprises a rotation axis normal to a cutting plane and a rotary assembly having cylindrical inner and outer barrels and a bevel arm. The bevel arm carries a tilt arm having a torch clamp. The tilt arm rotates about a tilt axis forming an acute angle with the rotation axis. A rotation drive motor operable to rotate the bevel arm about the rotation axis and a tilt drive motor operable to rotate the tilt arm about the tilt axis are located remotely from the torch clamp. The tilt drive motor is connected to the tilt arm through the outer barrel. The motors are commanded according to only two transformation equations to rotate a torch held by the tilt arm about the rotation and tilt axes to achieve planer tilt adjustment. The lightweight attachment provides unlimited rotation, and locates sensitive electronic elements away from the torch." The patent application was filed on Nov. 1, 2010 (12/916,914). 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=8,378,250&OS=8,378,250&RS=8,378,250 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,377,277) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and method for performing microfluidic manipulation." The co-inventors are Jun Xie, Niskayuna, N.Y., Wei-Cheng Tian, Clifton Park, N.Y., Shashi Thutupalli, Bangalore, India, Li Zhu, Clifton Park, N.Y., Anthony John Murray, Lebanon, N.J., and Erin Jean Finehout, Clifton Park, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Electrophoresis systems and methods comprise an electrophoresis device, wherein the electrophoresis comprises a loading channel, a separation channel, and an injection channel. The loading channel is in fluid communication with a first and second sample port. The separation channel is connected to the loading channel to form a first intersection, and an injection channel connected to the separation channel to form a second intersection and in fluid communication with a first reservoir, and wherein the separation channel is in fluid communication with a second reservoir. The electrophoresis system further comprises two electrodes coupled to the first sample port and the first reservoir, and the first sample port and the second reservoir, respectively, that are adapted to move the sample into the loading channel towards the first reservoir and form a sample plug in the separation channel, and to further move the sample plug into the separation channel towards the second reservoir." The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2008 (12/255,962). 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=8,377,277&OS=8,377,277&RS=8,377,277 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Black Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Jason Black, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,377,299) developed by Jason Black, and William Cronley, Dryden, Canada, for a "water filtering device and system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A water filtering device and system. The system includes: a rod in a reservoir of the water cooler under an inverted, installed water bottle, the rod aligned with a neck of the water bottle; a hollow cylinder having a diameter less than the neck, an open end, and a closed end opposing the open end, the open end having an external flange at a perimeter thereof with a diameter greater than the neck, the closed end configured to removable retain a water filter, the hollow of the cylinder dimensioned to accept a portion of the rod; 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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