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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Nov. 23)

[November 23, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Nov. 23)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** DTS Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- DTS, Calabasas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,398) developed by Themis Katsianos, Highland, Calif., for a "system for adjusting perceived loudness of audio signals." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of adjusting a loudness of an audio signal may include receiving an electronic audio signal and using one or more processors to process at least one channel of the audio signal to determine a loudness of a portion of the audio signal. This processing may include processing the channel with a plurality of approximation filters that can approximate a plurality of auditory filters that further approximate a human hearing system. In addition, the method may include computing at least one gain based at least in part on the determined loudness to cause a loudness of the audio signal to remain substantially constant for a period of time. Moreover, the method may include applying the gain to the electronic audio signal." The patent application was filed on Dec. 19, 2008 (12/340,364). 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=8,315,398&OS=8,315,398&RS=8,315,398 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.



*** Sony Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Sony, Tokyo, and Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, N.J., have been assigned a patent (8,315,332) developed by Robert Hardacker, Escondido, Calif., and Robert A. Unger, El Cajon, Calif., for a "system and method for transmitting data using quantized channel rates." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A quantized channel rate and corresponding rate multiplier is determined on a transmitter-side of a communication system based on a measured minimum required bandwidth. In certain embodiments, the quantized data rate may be an integer multiple of the system's reference clock. The determined rate multiplier is then transmitted to the receiver-side at a default data rate prior to or near the beginning of a data transmission session, such as upon initialization. Prior to transmission, the data stream may be padded with some determined amount of null data such that the actual transmitted data rate is approximately equal to the quantized channel rate, and the receiver-side can readily recover the data clock using its known reference clock and the previously-provided rate multiplier." The patent application was filed on March 6, 2009 (12/399,837). 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=8,315,332&OS=8,315,332&RS=8,315,332 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Providing Information in an Image-based Information Retrieval System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,423) developed by Yushi Jing, Mountain View, Calif., and Shumeet Baluja, Leesburg, Va., for "providing information in an image-based information retrieval system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are described for providing information in an image-based information retrieval system. An image including an object is received from a mobile device over a network of computer. The object included the image is matched with a stored representation of the object. Information related to the object is identified based on an association between the identified information and the stored representation of the object. Presentation, over the network of computers on the mobile device, of the identified information is enabled." The patent application was filed on Dec. 28, 2007 (11/966,471). 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=8,315,423&OS=8,315,423&RS=8,315,423 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Citrix Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Citrix Systems, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,315,362) developed by Gordon Payne, San Jose, Calif., for "systems and methods for voicemail avoidance." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for voicemail avoidance are shown and described. The method can include issuing an invitation to an audio communications session to a first one of the end-points, receiving, in response to the invitation to a first one the end-points, an indication that the first end-point is available for the audio communication session and that the invitation to the first one of the end-points did not terminate with a voicemail service associated with the first one of the end-points, and issuing, in response to the indication, an invitation to join the audio communications session to a second one of the end-points." The patent application was filed on Aug. 22, 2007 (11/843,513). 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=8,315,362&OS=8,315,362&RS=8,315,362 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent for Hybrid Circuit without Inductors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,378) developed by Fang Lin, Cupertino, Calif., for a "hybrid circuit without inductors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A hybrid circuit without inductors is provided. Embodiments can be used in high-speed communication devices, including Cable modem and Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) devices. In particular, embodiments can be used in Very High Speed DSL (VDSL) devices. Embodiments provide a cheap and compact solution to the echo rejection problem in high-speed communication devices. Furthermore, embodiments perform at least comparably to conventional solutions with respect to key performance measures." The patent application was filed on Nov. 14, 2007 (11/984,180). 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=8,315,378&OS=8,315,378&RS=8,315,378 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Maxim Integrated Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Maxim Integrated Products, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,341) developed by Kaveh Razazian, Aliso Viejo, Calif., and Maher Umari, Irvine, Calif., and Amir Hosein Kamalizad, Irvine, Calif., for a "soft repetition code combiner using channel state information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An embodiment is a method and apparatus to decode a signal using channel information. A channel state estimator generates a tone value representing channel information. A quantizer quantizes the tone value. A combiner combines de-interleaved symbols weighed by the quantized tone value. A comparator compares the combined de-interleaved symbols with a threshold to generate a decoding decision. Another embodiment is a method and apparatus to decode a signal using averaging. A channel estimator provides a channel estimate. A multiplier multiplies a quantized output of a demodulator with the channel estimate to produce N symbols of a signal corresponding to a carrier. A de-interleaver de-interleaves the N symbols. An averager averages the N de-interleaved symbols to generate a channel response at a carrier." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2009 (12/478,673). 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=8,315,341&OS=8,315,341&RS=8,315,341 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Nvidia Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Nvidia, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,385) developed by Jason Seung-Min Kim, San Jose, Calif., for a "digital entroping for digital audio reproductions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a system and method for introducing white noises into a digital audio signal so that there is progressive and cumulative degradation in audio quality after each successive reproduction of the audio sound signal in a fashion analogous to analog audio reproduction. The invention provides a white noise generator, and a digital entroping unit. In a preferred embodiment, the white noise generator is implemented by a hardware random number generator. The digital entroping unit controls the magnitude of white noise desired based on a random number generated by the random number generator, and adds the white noise to the input audio sound signal to produce a degraded audio sound signal. The magnitude of white noise can be controlled by using various masking and formatting of random number data." The patent application was filed on Feb. 12, 2007 (11/674,040). 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=8,315,385&OS=8,315,385&RS=8,315,385 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,347) developed by Karthisha S. Canagasaby, Santa Clara, Calif., and Sanjay Dabral, Palo Alto, Calif., for an "I/O link with configurable forwarded and derived clocks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electronic communications receiver includes a derived clock signal circuit operable to receive a data signal and to derive a derived clock signal from the received data signal. A separate forwarded clock signal circuit is further operable to receive a forwarded clock signal, and a clock management circuit is operable to receive signals from the derived clock signal circuit and the forwarded clock signal circuit, and to output an output clock signal." The patent application was filed on Dec. 1, 2009 (12/592,705). 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=8,315,347&OS=8,315,347&RS=8,315,347 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,315,443) developed by Nin Bi, San Diego, Yingyong Qi, San Diego, and Qing Zhou, San Diego, for a "viewpoint detector based on skin color area and face area." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a particular illustrative embodiment, a method of determining a viewpoint of a person based on skin color area and face area is disclosed. The method includes receiving image data corresponding to an image captured by a camera, the image including at least one object to be displayed at a device coupled to the camera. The method further includes determining a viewpoint of the person relative to a display of the device coupled to the camera. The viewpoint of the person may be determined by determining a face area of the person based on a determined skin color area of the person and tracking a face location of the person based on the face area. One or more objects displayed at the display may be moved in response to the determined viewpoint of the person." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2010 (12/765,292). 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=8,315,443&OS=8,315,443&RS=8,315,443 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Proofpoint Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Proofpoint, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,393) developed by Jahanshah Moreh, Beverly Hills, Calif., and Logan O'Sullivan Bruns, Napa, Calif., for a "system for on-line and off-line decryption." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A secure communication system wherein message decryption may be performed while off-line, or optionally while on-line. A sender encrypts a message based on the message key and sends it to the recipient. An envelope containing a message key is created by encrypting the message key based on a verifier, where the verifier is based on a secret of the recipient. The recipient is provided the envelope, along with the message or separately, from the sender or from another party, contemporaneous with receipt of the message or otherwise. The recipient can then open the envelope while off-line, based on their secret, and retrieve the message key from the envelope to decrypt the message. In the event the recipient cannot open the envelope, optional on-line access permits obtaining assistance that may include obtaining an alternate envelope that the recipient can open." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2010 (12/839,879). 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=8,315,393&OS=8,315,393&RS=8,315,393 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Bose Assigned Patent for Sound Producing System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Bose, Framingham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,315,419) developed by Allen T. Graff, Sutton, Mass., Robert Preston Parker, Westborough, Mass., and John R. Bruss, Chula Vista, Calif., for a sound producing system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sound producing system includes an electro-acoustic transducer having an electromagnetic motor for moving a diaphragm of the transducer back and forth to create acoustic waves. The diaphragm has a surface that includes one or more of a surface of a dust cap of the diaphragm, a surface of a cone of the diaphragm, and a portion of a surface of a surround of the diaphragm. A solid gas impermeable cover faces the diaphragm surface and has a surface which faces the diaphragm surface. At least a portion of the cover surface has a contour which is substantially the same as a contour of the diaphragm surface. The system includes an asymmetric exit for the acoustic waves to leave a volume defined between the diaphragm surface and the cover surface." The patent application was filed on July 25, 2008 (12/179,739). 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=8,315,419&OS=8,315,419&RS=8,315,419 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,381) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and apparatus performing hash operations in a cryptography accelerator." The co-inventors are Zheng Qi, Milpitas, Calif., Ronald Squires, Castro Valley, Calif., Mark Buer, Gilbert, Ariz., and David K. Chin, Mountain View, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus are provided for implementing a cryptography accelerator for performing operations such as hash operations. The cryptography accelerator recognizes characteristics associated with input data and retrieves an instruction set for processing the input data. The instruction set is used to configure or control components such as MD5 and SHA-1 hash cores, XOR components, memory, etc. By providing a cryptography accelerator with access to multiple instruction sets, a variety of hash operations can be performed in a configurable cryptographic accelerator." The patent application was filed on July 1, 2008 (12/216,243). 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=8,315,381&OS=8,315,381&RS=8,315,381 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Twilio Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Twilio, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,315,369) developed by Jeffrey Lawson, San Francisco, John Wolthuis, San Francisco, and Evan Cooke, San Francisco, for a "method and system for a multitenancy telephone network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for operating a multitenancy telephony system including a call queue that stores call requests received from a plurality of users; an expandable and contractible telephony resource cluster that establishes call sessions for call requests; a analysis system that calculates capacity requirements of the system; a resource allocator that manages the scaling and operation of the telephony resource cluster; and a plurality of telephony network channels that are used as telephony communication channels for call sessions." The patent application was filed on March 2, 2010 (12/716,127). 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=8,315,369&OS=8,315,369&RS=8,315,369 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Validity Sensors Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Validity Sensors, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,444) developed by Lawrence C. Gardner, San Jose, Calif., for "unitized ergonomic two-dimensional fingerprint motion tracking device and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sensor which uses a plurality of partial fingerprint readers (imagers), and various computational algorithms, to detect changes in fingerprint images as a function of finger movement. The sensor can provide both finger motion information and fingerprint images. The sensor uses multiple partial fingerprint readers, arranged in different directions on a surface, to detect finger motion in two dimensions. The sensor can also detect the relative speed and direction of finger movement. Some sensor embodiments use deep finger penetrating radio frequency (RF) based circuits, which can be inexpensively printed or formed on the surface of robust and flexible dielectric materials such as Kapton tape. The sensor also has textured surfaces to help guide the user. The sensor both small and robust, and is well suited for control applications for low-cost mass market microprocessor controlled devices such as cell phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, and other devices." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2012 (13/460,330). 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=8,315,444&OS=8,315,444&RS=8,315,444 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Daly City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,374) developed by S. Michael Perlmutter, San Francisco, for a customer-controlled recording.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A recording system has an interface enabled to monitor interaction between an agent of an enterprise and a second person, recording apparatus enabled to record the interaction and to store the recording in a data repository, and software stored in and executing from a machine-readable medium, the software providing functions for controlling the recording apparatus. The software responds to inputs from the second person to control the recording apparatus." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2009 (12/480,023). 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=8,315,374&OS=8,315,374&RS=8,315,374 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Accuray Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Accuray, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,356) developed by Matthew Core, San Jose, Calif., and Paul Vander Griend, San Jose, Calif., for an image alignment.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for positioning a patient for radiation treatment are described. The method includes obtaining a plurality of projection images of a patient positioned on a treatment couch, displaying at least one of the plurality of projection images with a corresponding synthetic projection image on a display, adjusting the position of the at least one projection image on the display to approximately align with the corresponding synthetic projection image in response to a user dragging the at least one projection image on the display with a user interface device, and moving the treatment couch to position the patient based on position adjustments of the at least one projection image." The patent application was filed on Sept. 17, 2010 (12/884,515). 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=8,315,356&OS=8,315,356&RS=8,315,356 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,442) developed by eleven co-inventors for a "system and method for enabling image searching using manual enrichment, classification, and/or segmentation." The co-inventors are Salih Burak Gokturk, Mountain View, Calif., Baris Sumengen, San Francisco, Diem Vu, San Jose, Calif., Navneet Dalal, Bangalore, India, Danny Yang, Foster City, Calif., Xiaofan Lin, Sunnyvale, Calif., Azhar Khan, San Francisco, Munjal Shah, Palo Alto, Calif., Dragomir Anguelov, San Francisco, Lorenzo Torresani, Cambridge, United Kingdom, and Vincent Vanhoucke, Menlo Park, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments described herein provide for a system for creating a data collection of recognized images. The system includes an image analysis module that is configured to programmatically analyze individual images in a collection of images in order to determine information about each image in the collection. The system may also include a manual interface that is configured to (i) interface with one or more human editors, and (ii) displays a plurality of panels concurrently. Individual panels may be provided for one or more analyzed images, and individual panels may be configured to display information that is at least indicative of the one or more images of that panel and/or of the information determined from the one or more images. Additionally, the manual interface enables the one or more human editors to view the plurality of panels concurrently and to interact with each of the plurality of panels in order to correct or remove any information that is incorrectly determined from the image of that panel." The patent application was filed on Dec. 28, 2009 (12/648,275). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,315,442&OS=8,315,442&RS=8,315,442 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Telebuyer Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Telebuyer, Los Angeles, has been assigned a patent (8,315,364) developed by Ronald A. Katz, Los Angeles, for a "commercial product telephonic routing system with mobile wireless and video vending capability." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A traffic control system selectively interfaces members of plural groups, exemplified as buyer groups and vendor groups, for video communication through a dial-up telephone system, for analyzing and compiling data to selectively implement communication, as for consummating sales and the like. The traffic-control system comprises a telephonic interface apparatus for interfacing remote telephonic terminals of the dial-up telephone system identified with the members of plural groups, a video recording unit for recording and playing video transcriptions, a storage memory for storing data on the members, including telephonic terminal numbers and area-of-interest codes and a control computer to process data and selectively interconnect the video source with the remote telephone terminals through the telephonic interface apparatus to receive video communication." The patent application was filed on Oct. 16, 2003 (10/686,883). 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=8,315,364&OS=8,315,364&RS=8,315,364 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,315,383) developed by Gadiel Seroussi, Cupertino, Calif., Mark Taylor Smith, San Mateo, Calif., and Michael Baer, San Jose, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for random bit-string generation utilizing environment sensors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A random number generator that generates random numbers based on measurements of one or more environmental quantities. The random number generator includes a first sensor for generating a first sequence of digital values representing measurements of a first environmental quantity at successive times. A first compressor that provides a first sequence of compressed values having a lower internal correlation than the values of the first sequence of digital values compresses the sequence of digital values. The random number generator generates an output random number via a circuit for generating a random number from an input sequence of digital values, the input sequence being a function of one of the first sequence of compressed values. The circuit may utilize a hash function to provide further security. In addition, the circuit includes a blocking circuit for preventing the generator from outputting a random number if the input sequences fail a predetermined test." The patent application was filed on July 27, 2001 (09/916,785). 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=8,315,383&OS=8,315,383&RS=8,315,383 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories Assigned Patent for System for Scheduling Routing Rules in a Contact Center Based on Forcasted and Actual Interaction Load and Staffing Requirements ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Daly City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,370) developed by Alan McCord, Dublin, Calif., for a "system for scheduling routing rules in a contact center based on forcasted and actual interaction load and staffing requirements." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for scheduling resources and rules for routing includes a server connected to a network, a scheduling application executable from the server, and at least one programmable software agent for scheduling routing rules. The scheduling application receives statistics about forecast arrival rates for incoming interactions and current resource availability data and schedules resources and routing rules according to the forecast requirements the software agent propagating the portion of scheduling relative to the routing rules." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2008 (12/345,038). 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=8,315,370&OS=8,315,370&RS=8,315,370 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** ShoreTel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- ShoreTel, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,366) developed by Edwin J. Basart, Los Altos, Calif., and David B. Rucinski, Red Bank, N.J., for a "speaker identification and representation for a phone." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for determining a speaker's position and a generating a display showing the position of the speaker. In one embodiment, the system comprises a first speakerphone system and a second speakerphone system communicatively coupled to send and receive data. The speakerphone system comprises a display, an input device, a microphone array, a speaker, and a position processing module. The position processing module is coupled to receive acoustic signals from the microphone array. The position processing module uses these acoustic signals to determine a position of the speaker. The position information is then sent to other speakerphone system for presentation on the display. In one embodiment, the position processing module comprises an auto-detection module, a position analysis module, a tracking module and an identity matching module for the detection of sound, the determination of position and transmission of position information over the network. The position processing module comprises a position display module and a position translation module for receiving position information from the network and generating a user interface for display. The present invention also includes a method for determining speaker position and presenting position information." The patent application was filed on July 22, 2008 (12/177,362). 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=8,315,366&OS=8,315,366&RS=8,315,366 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Aloft Media Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Aloft Media, Longview, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,315,327) developed by Brian G. Agee, San Jose, Calif., and Matthew C. Bromberg, Leominster, Mass., for an "apparatus for transmitting a signal including transmit data to a multiple-input capable node." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus for transmitting a signal including the transmit data to a multiple-input capable node is provided. The apparatus comprises: at least two antennas; a multiple-input and multiple-output capable transceiver in communication with each of the at least two antennas; encoding circuitry capable of causing first data to be encoded; decoding circuitry capable of causing second data to be decoded; processing circuitry capable of causing diversity combining, the processing circuitry being in communication with the multiple-input and multiple-output capable transceiver, the encoding circuitry, and the decoding circuitry. In operation, the processing circuitry is capable of causing the apparatus to: receive a first signal, calculate weights associated with the first signal, apply the weights to transmit data, and add a cyclic prefix to the transmit data. Additionally, the apparatus is configured such that the at least two antennas are capable of transmitting a second signal including the transmit data to a multiple-input capable node." The patent application was filed on Feb. 7, 2011 (13/022,623). 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=8,315,327&OS=8,315,327&RS=8,315,327 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,315,081) developed by Hari M. Rao, San Diego, Jung Pill Kim, San Diego, and Siamack Haghighi, San Diego, for "memory cell that includes multiple non-volatile memories." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method to read and write data at a memory cell that includes multiple non-volatile memories is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a memory device is disclosed that includes a plurality of memory cells, where at least one of the memory cells comprises a first non-volatile memory including a first resistive memory element and a second multi-port non-volatile memory including a second resistive memory element." The patent application was filed on March 22, 2010 (12/728,506). 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=8,315,081&OS=8,315,081&RS=8,315,081 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** LSI Assigned Patent for Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- LSI, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,128) developed by Ross S. Wilson, Menlo Park, Calif., and Jason S. Goldberg, Saint Paul, Minn., for a "heat assisted magnetic recording system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various embodiments of the present invention provide apparatuses, systems and methods for heat assisted magnetic recording. For example, an apparatus is disclosed that includes a signal generator operable to generate laser trigger pulses at the transition rate of the magnetic write data signal, a variable delay element operable to control an alignment between the laser pulse control signal and the magnetic write data signal, a phase difference detector operable to control the variable delay element, a triggerable pulse generator circuit operable to generate a laser pulse control signal based on the laser trigger pulses, a magnetic write head operable to record data to a magnetic storage medium under control of the magnetic write data signal, and a laser diode operable to heat the magnetic storage medium under control of the laser pulse control signal." The patent application was filed on Jan. 9, 2012 (13/346,102). 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=8,315,128&OS=8,315,128&RS=8,315,128 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Micron Technology Assigned Patent for Techniques for Providing a Direct Injection Semiconductor Memory Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,315,099) developed by Michael A. Van Buskirk, Saratoga, Calif., Betina Hold, El Dorado Hills, Calif., and Wayne Ellis, Saratoga, Calif., for "techniques for providing a direct injection semiconductor memory device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for providing a direct injection semiconductor memory device are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a direct injection semiconductor memory device including a plurality of memory cells arranged in an array of rows and columns. At least one of the plurality of memory cells may include a first region coupled to a respective bit line of the array and a second region coupled to a respective source line of the array. At least one of the plurality of memory cells may also include a body region spaced apart from and capacitively coupled to a respective word line of the array, wherein the body region may be electrically floating and disposed between the first region and the second region. At least one of the plurality of memory cells may further include a third region coupled to a respective carrier injection line of the array and wherein the respective carrier injection line may be one of a plurality of carrier injection lines in the array that are coupled to each other." The patent application was filed on July 27, 2010 (12/844,477). 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=8,315,099&OS=8,315,099&RS=8,315,099 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** SanDisk Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- SanDisk Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,315,093) developed by Yingda Dong, San Jose, Calif., Tien-chien Kuo, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Gerrit Jan Hemink, Yokohama, Japan, for a "selective memory cell program and erase." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are disclosed herein for programming memory arrays to achieve high program/erase cycle endurance. In some aspects, only selected word lines (WL) are programmed with other WLs remaining unprogrammed. As an example, only the even word lines are programmed with the odd WLs left unprogrammed. After all of the even word lines are programmed and the data block is to be programmed with new data, the block is erased. Later, only the odd word lines are programmed. The data may be transferred to a block that stores multiple bit per memory cell prior to the erase. In one aspect, the data is programmed in a checkerboard pattern with some memory cells programmed and others left unprogrammed. Later, after erasing the data, the previously unprogrammed part of the checkerboard pattern is programmed with remaining cells unprogrammed." The patent application was filed on Feb. 15, 2012 (13/397,428). 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=8,315,093&OS=8,315,093&RS=8,315,093 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Grandis Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Grandis, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,090) developed by Adrian E. Ong, Pleasanton, Calif., for a "pseudo page mode memory architecture and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A non-volatile memory array includes a plurality of word-lines and a plurality of columns. One of the columns further includes a bistable regenerative circuit coupled to a first, a second, a third, and a fourth signal lines. The column also includes a non-volatile memory cell having current carrying terminals coupled to the first and second signal lines and a control terminal coupled to one of the plurality of word-lines. The column further includes a first transistor and a second transistor. The first transistor is coupled to the first terminal of the bistable regenerative circuit, and to a fifth signal line. The second transistor has a first current carrying terminal coupled to the second terminal of the bistable regenerative circuit, and a second current carrying terminal coupled to a sixth signal line. The gate terminals of the first and second transistors are coupled to a seventh signal line." The patent application was filed on Oct. 12, 2010 (12/903,152). 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=8,315,090&OS=8,315,090&RS=8,315,090 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Micron Technology Assigned Patent for Techniques for Reducing a Voltage Swing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,315,083) developed by Ping Wang, Cupertino, Calif., and Eric Carman, Cernex, France, for "techniques for reducing a voltage swing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for reducing a voltage swing are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as an apparatus for reducing a voltage swing comprising: a plurality of dynamic random access memory cells arranged in arrays of rows and columns, each dynamic random access memory cell including one or more memory transistors. The one or more memory transistors of the apparatus for reducing a voltage swing may comprise: a first region coupled to a source line, a second region coupled to a bit line, a first body region disposed between the first region and the second region, wherein the first body region may be electrically floating, and a first gate coupled to a word line spaced apart from, and capacitively coupled to, the first body region. The apparatus for reducing a voltage swing may also comprise a first voltage supply coupled to the source line configured to supply a first voltage and a second voltage to the source line, wherein a difference between the first voltage and the second voltage may be less than 3.5V." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2011 (13/092,673). 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=8,315,083&OS=8,315,083&RS=8,315,083 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Micron Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,315,107) developed by four co-inventors for an erase completion recognition. The co-inventors are Aswin Thiruvengadam, Mather, Calif., Robert Minguez II, Taytay Rizal, Philippines, Christian Roque, Antipolo, Philippines, and Ravidath Gurudath, Folsom, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments include but are not limited to apparatuses and systems including a main memory array, at least one erase status memory cell associated with the main memory array and configured to store a value indicative of an erase completion status of the main memory array, and a control module operatively coupled to the at least one erase status memory cell, the control module configured to perform operations on the main memory array based at least in part on the value stored in the at least one erase status memory cell. Other embodiments may be described and claimed." The patent application was filed on Aug. 11, 2011 (13/208,313). 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=8,315,107&OS=8,315,107&RS=8,315,107 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Crossbar Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Crossbar, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,079) developed by Harry Kuo, Cupertino, Calif., and Hagop Nazarian, San Jose, Calif., for a "circuit for concurrent read operation and method therefor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A non-volatile memory device includes an array of memory units, each having resistive memory cells and a local word line. Each memory cell has a first and a second end, the second ends are coupled to the local word line of the corresponding memory unit. Bit lines are provided, each coupled to the first end of each resistive memory cell. A plurality of select transistors is provided, each associated with one memory unit and having a drain terminal coupled to the local word line of the associated memory unit. First and second global word lines are provided, each coupled to a control terminal of at least one select transistor. First and second source lines are provided, each coupled to a source terminal of at least one select transistor. The memory device is configured to concurrently read out all resistive memory cells in one selected memory unit in a read operation." The patent application was filed on Oct. 7, 2010 (12/900,232). 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=8,315,079&OS=8,315,079&RS=8,315,079 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intersil Americas Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Intersil Americas, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,100) developed by five co-inventors for "memory array of floating gate-based non-volatile memory cells." The co-inventors are Hosam Haggag,, Mountain View, Calif., Alexander Kalnitsky, San Francisco, Edgardo Laber, San Jose, Calif., Michael D. Church, Canyon Lake, Fla., and Yun Yue, Melbourne, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A memory array comprises a plurality of memory cells organized in a matrix of rows and columns. Each of the memory cells includes a high voltage access transistor, a floating gate memory transistor electrically connected to the access transistor, and a coupling capacitor electrically connected to the memory transistor. A first set of word lines are each electrically connected to the capacitor in each of the memory cells in a respective row. A second set of word lines are each electrically connected to the access transistor in each of the memory cells in a respective row. A first set of bit lines are each electrically connected to the access transistor in each of the memory cells in a respective column. A second set of bit lines are each electrically connected to the memory transistor in each of the memory cells in a respective column. Various combinations of voltages can be applied to the word lines and bit lines in operations to program, erase, read, or inhibit a logic state stored by the memory transistor in one or more of the memory cells." The patent application was filed on Jan. 24, 2011 (13/012,381). 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=8,315,100&OS=8,315,100&RS=8,315,100 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Western Digital Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Western Digital, Fremont, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,019) developed by Ming Mao, Pleasanton, Calif., Wei Zhang, Fremont, Calif., and Mahendra Pakala, Fremont, Calif., for a "method and system for providing an improved magnetoresistive structure utilizing an oxidation buffer layer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for providing a magnetic transducer is described. The method and system include providing a magnetoresistive structure having a plurality of sides. At least one oxidation buffer layer covers at least the plurality of sides. The method and system also include providing at least one oxide layer after the oxidation buffer layer is provided. The oxide layer(s) reside between the sides and the oxidation buffer layer(s)." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2009 (12/414,880). 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=8,315,019&OS=8,315,019&RS=8,315,019 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Western Digital Technologies Assigned Patent for Ramp Detection by Profile Sweep Method Utilizing Integrator Values ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Western Digital Technologies, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,005) developed by Li Zou, San Jose, Calif., and Duc H. Banh, San Jose, Calif., for a "ramp detection by profile sweep method utilizing integrator values." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system to detect a ramp position is disclosed. The system includes a head positioner coupled to an actuator arm to position a head relative to a disk and a controller to: control the head positioner to move the head toward the ramp; determine a plurality of integrator values while moving the head; generate a threshold based on the plurality of integrator values; and determine the ramp position based on a first integrator value exceeding the threshold." The patent application was filed on Nov. 6, 2009 (12/614,166). 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=8,315,005&OS=8,315,005&RS=8,315,005 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** JLB Ventures Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- JLB Ventures, Washington, has been assigned a patent (8,314,810) developed by Yakov Kamen, Cupertino, Calif., for modifying screen objects.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for identifying prior selection of specific display information on an EPG. In one embodiment, a user selects an object on a screen, and upon selection of the object, an attribute of the object (e.g., color, transparency, etc.) is modified. The modified value is saved into memory so the user may later identify that the specific object was selected. Each subsequent selection will modify the attribute further, allowing the user to identity that the object was selected a number of times. In one embodiment, the attribute will continue to be modified until a specific expiration limit has been reached." The patent application was filed on Jan. 30, 2012 (13/361,224). 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=8,314,810&OS=8,314,810&RS=8,314,810 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Western Digital Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Western Digital Technologies, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,006) developed by Alain Chahwan, Mission Viejo, Calif., Hien T. Chu, Santa Ana, Calif., and Duc T. Phan, Saratoga, Calif., for a "adaptive data writing mode based on drive environment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for writing data to a disk under write disturbance conditions are provided. In one embodiment, a disk drive comprises a disk and a detection system configured to detect a write disturbance condition. The disk drive further comprises a controller configured to alternately operate in a normal mode and a write disturbance mode, wherein, the controller is configured to write data to data tracks on the disk in the normal mode and to write data to data tracks on the disk that are spaced farther apart in the write disturbance mode, and the controller is configured to switch from the normal mode to the write disturbance mode when the detection system detects the write disturbance condition." The patent application was filed on March 9, 2010 (12/720,568). 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=8,315,006&OS=8,315,006&RS=8,315,006 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Multi-touch Touch Surface ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,775) developed by Wayne Carl Westerman, San Francisco, and John G. Elias, Townsend, Germany, for a multi-touch touch surface.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, multi-touch surface. Identification and classification of intuitive hand configurations and motions enables unprecedented integration of typing, resting, pointing, scrolling, 3D manipulation, and handwriting into a versatile, ergonomic computer input device." The patent application was filed on July 3, 2006 (11/428,503). 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=8,314,775&OS=8,314,775&RS=8,314,775 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Automatic Tone Mapping Curve Generation Based on Dynamically Stretched Image Histogram Distribution ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,847) developed by Ralph Brunner, Cupertino, Calif., for an "automatic tone mapping curve generation based on dynamically stretched image histogram distribution." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus, method, computer useable medium, and processor programmed to automatically generate tone mapping curves in a digital camera based on image metadata are described. Rather than having a static tone mapping curve for all images, the curve can be varied automatically based on, e.g., the brightness histogram of the image. In one embodiment, a certain percentage of the least bright pixels and a certain percentage of the brightest pixels can be disregarded, while the remaining pixels can be linearly stretched to encompass the original range of brightness values. Based on the distribution of the resultant stretched brightness histogram, slopes for the low end (S.sub.0) and high end (S.sub.1) of the tone mapping curve can be independently determined, and the tone mapping curve can be automatically generated. The improved, automatically generated tone mapping curve may be able to lift shadows more aggressively and/or increase the dynamic range of the image." The patent application was filed on May 25, 2010 (12/786,712). 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=8,314,847&OS=8,314,847&RS=8,314,847 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Low Power Display Mode ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,806) developed by Eric Samson, Folsom, Calif., Aditya Navale, El Dorado Hills, Calif., and Todd Witter, Orangevale, Calif., for a "low power display mode." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A controller is described that includes wiring to transport notification that a FIFO that holds data to be used to display content on a display has reached a threshold. The controller also includes first control circuitry to turn on a phase locked loop (PLL) circuit to cause logic circuitry within the controller downstream from the PLL to begin to receive a first clock in response to the notification. The logic circuitry is to transport data read from a memory toward the FIFO. The controller also includes second control circuitry to cause the memory to use a second clock provided by the controller in response to the notification." The patent application was filed on April 13, 2006 (11/322,880). 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=8,314,806&OS=8,314,806&RS=8,314,806 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Oracle America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Oracle America, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,315,065) developed by Jing Shi, Carlsbad, Calif., Hiren D. Thacker, San Diego, and Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy, San Diego, for "self-locking features in a multi-chip module." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multi-chip module (MCM) is described. This MCM includes at least two substrates that are remateably mechanically coupled by positive and negative features on facing surfaces of the substrates. These positive and negative features may mate and self-lock with each other. For example, the positive features on one of the surfaces may include pairs of counterposed micro-springs, and the negative features may include pits or grooves on the other surface. When the substrates are mechanically coupled, a given pair of positive features may provide a force in a plane of the other surface. Furthermore, by compressing the MCM so that the surfaces of the substrates are pushed toward each other, the mechanical coupling may be released." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2009 (12/568,017). 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=8,315,065&OS=8,315,065&RS=8,315,065 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Magnetic Write Head with Flux Diverting Structure ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,315,013) developed by Robert G. Biskeborn, San Jose, Calif., and Philipp Herget, San Jose, Calif., for a "magnetic write head with flux diverting structure." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A magnetic write head with a flux diverting structure for diverting stray flux received from an external source. The write head includes a yoke with two poles and a non-magnetic gap formed there between, and functions to write data to a magnetic storage medium. The flux diverting structure is proximate to the first pole and has a magnetic connection toward the back of the structure, and a non-magnetic separation toward the front of the structure. The flux diverting structure is comprised of a magnetic permeable material such that stray flux is diverted away from portions of the write head." The patent application was filed on May 10, 2010 (12/776,747). 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=8,315,013&OS=8,315,013&RS=8,315,013 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nvidia Assigned Patent for Buffering Deserialized Pixel Data in a Graphics Processor Unit Pipeline ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Nvidia, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,803) developed by five co-inventors for "buffering deserialized pixel data in a graphics processor unit pipeline." The co-inventors are Tyson J. Bergland, Palo Alto, Calif., Craig M. Okruhlica, San Jose, Calif., Edward A. Hutchins, Mountain View, Calif., Michael J.M. Toksvig, Palo Alto, Calif., and Justin M. Mahan, Fremont, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An arithmetic logic stage in a graphics processor unit pipeline includes a number of arithmetic logic units (ALUs) and at least one buffer that stores pixel data for a group of pixels. Each clock cycle, the buffer stores one row of a series of rows of pixel data. A deserializer deserializes the rows of pixel data before the pixel data is placed in the buffer. After the buffer accumulates all rows of pixel data for a pixel, then the pixel data for the pixel can be operated on by the ALUs." The patent application was filed on Aug. 15, 2007 (11/893,499). 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=8,314,803&OS=8,314,803&RS=8,314,803 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent for Image Rendering Prior to Media Type Detection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,314,946) developed by Gerald Maurice Brown, San Diego, for an "image rendering prior to media type detection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for selectively sequencing the rendering of an image for a print system includes determining a status field indicator for media type used in the print system; and pre-rendering an image according to the status field indicator, when the status field indicator includes a recognized media type. Additionally, the method identifies media type of a sheet of recording media that the image will be printed upon before rendering the image, when the status field indicator is absent of any recognized media type." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2008 (12/164,732). 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=8,314,946&OS=8,314,946&RS=8,314,946 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Institute of Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,933) developed by four co-inventors for an "optofluidic microscope device with photosensor array." The co-inventors are Xiquan Cui, Pasadena, Calif., Xin Heng, Emeryville, Calif., Lap Man Lee, Pasadena, Calif., and Changhuei Yang, Pasadena, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the present invention relate to techniques for improving optofluidic microscope (OFM) devices. One technique which may be used eliminates the aperture layer covering the light detector layer. Other techniques retain the aperture layer, reversing the relative position of the light source and light detector such that light passes through the aperture layer before passing through the fluid channel to the light detector. Another technique adds an optical tweezer for controlling the movement of objects moving through the fluid channel. Another technique adds an optical fiber bundle to relay light from light transmissive regions to a remote light detector. Another technique adds two electrodes at ends of the fluid channel to generate an electrical field capable of moving objects through the fluid channel while suppressing rotation. These techniques can be employed separately or in combination to improve the capabilities of OFM devices." The patent application was filed on March 4, 2009 (12/398,050). 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=8,314,933&OS=8,314,933&RS=8,314,933 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** PowerVision Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 -- PowerVision, Belmont, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,927) developed by four co-inventors for "systems and methods for testing intraocular lenses." The co-inventors are Steven Choi, Mountain View, Calif., Terah Whiting Smiley, San Francisco, and Gregory Vinton Matthews, San Francisco.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and their methods of use for testing intraocular lenses outside of the lens capsule. In some embodiments the systems measure an accommodative response based on a force applied to the intraocular lens." The patent application was filed on July 23, 2008 (12/178,454). 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=8,314,927&OS=8,314,927&RS=8,314,927 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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