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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Jan. 11)

[January 11, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Jan. 11)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Leakage Sensor and Switch Device for Deep-trench Capacitor Array ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,351,166) developed by four co-inventors for a "leakage sensor and switch device for deep-trench capacitor array." The co-inventors are Howard H. Chen, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Kai D. Feng, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Louis L. Hsu, Fishkill, N.Y., and Seongwon Kim, Old Tappan, N.J.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A high-density deep trench capacitor array with a plurality of leakage sensors and switch devices. Each capacitor array further comprises a plurality of sub-arrays, wherein the leakage in each sub-array is independently controlled by a sensor and switch unit. The leakage sensor comprises a current mirror, a transimpedance amplifier, a voltage comparator, and a timer. If excessive leakage current is detected, the switch unit will automatically disconnect the leaky capacitor module to reduce stand-by power and improve yield. An optional solid-state resistor can be formed on top of the deep trench capacitor array to increase the temperature and speed up the leakage screening process." The patent application was filed on July 24, 2009 (12/508,665). 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=8,351,166&OS=8,351,166&RS=8,351,166 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Moire-free Color Halftoning Methods, Apparatus and Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,351,085) developed by Shen-ge Wang, Fairport, N.Y., and Robert P. Loce, Webster, N.Y., for "moire-free color halftoning methods, apparatus and systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are moire-free color halftoning methods, apparatus and systems to digitally reproduce an original color image. The disclosed embodiments are particularly useful for rendering a color image with a color printing device. According to one exemplary embodiment, an image forming method utilizes three or four rotated hexagonal screens which can include regular shaped hexagon screens or convex tessellated hexagon screens." The patent application was filed on Aug. 12, 2009 (12/539,925). 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=8,351,085&OS=8,351,085&RS=8,351,085 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Banding Profile Estimation Using Spline Interpolation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,351,079) developed by Palghat Ramesh, Pittsford, N.Y., and Peter Paul, Webster, N.Y., for a "banding profile estimation using spline interpolation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, and computer program product for estimating a banding profile in an image printing system is disclosed. The method includes obtaining image data across multiple measurement intervals by a sensor; combining the image data with timing information into a coherent signal by a processor; determining aperiodic components of the coherent signal by the processor; determining the periodic component of the coherent signal using spline interpolation, wherein the periodic component represents a banding profile, by the processor; and printing an output print with a correction applied based on the banding profile." The patent application was filed on Sept. 8, 2009 (12/555,275). 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=8,351,079&OS=8,351,079&RS=8,351,079 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Vector Error Diffusion with Edge Control ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,351,084) developed by Edgar A. Bernal, Webster, N.Y., and Robert P. Loce, Webster, N.Y., for a "vector error diffusion with edge control." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism for providing edge enhancement or attenuation in a vector error diffusion process includes warping a marking decision color space as a function of at least one pixel value of a target pixel. The warping changes the membership of sets of error modified pixel values associated particular sets of marking. The warping is controlled by a function of pixel values of a target pixel from an input image. Therefore, the warping is constant for uniform portions of the image. Since pixel values change at edges or where colors change, a mechanism is provided for the presence of edges to influence the vector error diffusion process. Selection of the function by which the marking decision color space is warped provides a means for controlling the aggressiveness of the edge enhancement or attenuation. Equivalent processing includes warping or adjusting error modified pixel values according to corresponding functions." The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2009 (12/577,798). 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=8,351,084&OS=8,351,084&RS=8,351,084 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method to Match Exposure Tools Using a Programmable Illuminator ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,351,037) developed by six co-inventors for "method to match exposure tools using a programmable illuminator." The co-inventors are Jaione Tirapu Azpiroz, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Saeed Bagheri, Croton on Hudson, N.Y., Kafai Lai, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., David O. Melville, New York, Alan E. Rosenbluth, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Kehan Tian, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Programmable illuminators in exposure tools are employed to increase the degree of freedom in tool matching. A tool matching methodology is provided that utilizes the fine adjustment of the individual source pixel intensity based on a linear programming (LP) problem subjected to user-specific constraints to minimize the difference of the lithographic wafer data between two tools. The lithographic data can be critical dimension differences from multiple targets and multiple process conditions. This LP problem can be modified to include a binary variable for matching sources using multi-scan exposure. The method can be applied to scenarios that the reference tool is a physical tool or a virtual ideal tool. In addition, this method can match different lithography systems, each including a tool and a mask." The patent application was filed on July 12, 2010 (12/834,379). 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=8,351,037&OS=8,351,037&RS=8,351,037 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** InterDigital Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- InterDigital Technology, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,351,530) developed by Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Smithtown, N.Y., and Guodong Zhang, Farmingdale, N.Y., for a "method and apparatus for transmitting control signaling for MIMO transmission." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for processing multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transmission are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) receives downlink control information including WTRU-specific MIMO and transport format information and MIMO information for all other WTRUs assigned to the same resource. The WTRU processes received MIMO data based on the downlink control information. The downlink control information may also include transport format information for all other WTRUs assigned to the same RB. The downlink control information may be transmitted via WTRU-specific control signaling. All WTRUs' MIMO and/or transport format information may be transmitted via resource-specific common control signaling. The downlink control signaling format may include at least one of a number of streams for the WTRU, a number of active WTRUs assigned to the same resource, a spatial channel identity for the WTRU, a MIMO mode, a precoding matrix index and a precoding vector index." The patent application was filed on Feb. 15, 2008 (12/031,871). 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=8,351,530&OS=8,351,530&RS=8,351,530 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,351,200) developed by Ravi K. Arimilli, Austin, Texas, Michael J. Ellsworth Jr., Lagrangeville, N.Y., and Edward J. Seminaro, Milton, N.Y., for "convergence of air water cooling of an electronics rack and a computer room in a single unit." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are provided for cooling an electronics rack and a computer room from a single unit, which includes a heat-generating electronics subsystem across which air flows from an air inlet to an air outlet side of the rack. First and second modular cooling units (MCUs) are associated with the rack and configured to provide system coolant to the electronics subsystem for cooling thereof. System coolant supply and return manifolds are in fluid communication with the MCUs for facilitating providing of system coolant to the electronics subsystem, and to an air-to-liquid heat exchanger associated with the rack for exclusively cooling air passing through the rack, as well as conditioning the ambient air of the computer room. Such cooling is exclusive of an outside-of-rack conditioned air unit." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2009 (12/425,226). 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=8,351,200&OS=8,351,200&RS=8,351,200 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,351,198) developed by four co-inventors for "telecommunications chassis having mezzanine card slots." The co-inventors are Edoardo Campini, Mesa, Ariz., Steven DeNies, East Aurora, N.Y., Mark Summers, Phoenix, and Lawson Guthrie, Portland, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments are generally directed to a method and apparatus to couple a module to a management controller on an interconnect. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting that a module has coupled to an interconnect, the interconnect coupled to a modular platform backplane. The method further includes logically coupling the module to one of a plurality of management controllers resident on the interconnect, each management controller logically appears as a management controller for different interconnects coupled to the modular platform backplane." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2009 (12/587,824). 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=8,351,198&OS=8,351,198&RS=8,351,198 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Print Mediator ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,351,075) developed by nine co-inventors for a print mediator. The co-inventors are Frederic Roulland, Le Versoud, France, Jutta K. Willamowski, Grenoble, France, Tommaso Colombino, Grenoble, France, David Martin, Grenoble, France, Jacki O'Neill, Grenoble, France, Karen M. Braun, Fairport, N.Y., Robert J. Rolleston, Rochester, N.Y., Mary Ann Sprague, Macedon, N.Y., and Geoffrey Woolfe, Canandaigua, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A print mediator includes an interface module which serves as an interface for a document to be submitted for printing. The interface module communicates with an associated printing infrastructure for acquiring color rendering information for a print queue of the printing infrastructure. A reviewing application receives the acquired color rendering information and generates a visual representation of a document to be submitted for printing based thereon. Problems relating to color rendering by the printing infrastructure are detected and proposals for correction are presented to the submitter by the reviewing application. The user can review the proposals and accept or reject them as well as making annotations on the document. An analogous reviewing application is accessed by the print shop operator to review the document and submitter's annotations." The patent application was filed on June 13, 2008 (12/138,846). 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=8,351,075&OS=8,351,075&RS=8,351,075 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Least Squares Based Coherent Multipage Analysis of Printer Banding for Diagnostics and Compensation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,351,080) developed by Palghat Ramesh, Pittsford, N.Y., and Peter Paul, Webster, N.Y., for "least squares based coherent multipage analysis of printer banding for diagnostics and compensation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, and computer program product for estimating a banding profile in an image printing system is disclosed. The method includes obtaining image data across multiple measurement intervals by one or more sensors; combining the image data with timing information into a coherent signal by a processor; estimating periodic and aperiodic components of the coherent signal using least squares estimation by the processor, wherein the periodic component represents a banding profile; and wherein at least the periodic component is used to generate an output." The patent application was filed on Sept. 8, 2009 (12/555,308). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,351,080&OS=8,351,080&RS=8,351,080 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Carestream Health Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Carestream Health, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,351,568) developed by Todd R. Minnigh, Pittsford, N.Y., and Timothy J. Wojcik, Rochester, N.Y., for a "long length multiple detector imaging apparatus and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus for obtaining a long length x-ray image of a subject has a first x-ray detector, a second x-ray detector, and an x-ray source having an exposure directing apparatus that is actuable to direct exposure from the x-ray source towards at least a first imaging position during a first interval and a second imaging position during a second interval, with an overlap along a boundary between the at least first and second imaging positions. An x-ray detector holder has a detector translation apparatus that is actuable to translate at least one of the first and second x-ray detectors to an interim position for one of the first and second intervals and to either the first or the second imaging position for the other of the first and second intervals. A host controller is programmed to provide instructions for movement of the x-ray detector holder and exposure directing apparatus." The patent application was filed on Sept. 11, 2009 (12/557,839). 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=8,351,568&OS=8,351,568&RS=8,351,568 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Digital Printing Control Using a Spectrophotometer ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,351,081) developed by six co-inventors for a "digital printing control using a spectrophotometer." The co-inventors are Jack Gaynor Elliot, Penfield, N.Y., Lalit Keshav Mestha, Fairport, N.Y., Peter Paul, Webster, N.Y., David C. Craig, Pittsford, N.Y., Brian Robert Conrow, Webster, N.Y., and Christine Ann Steurrys, Williamson, N.Y.

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 xerographic Dmax control based upon measurements made on the printed paper using an inline spectrophotometer (ILS) or similar device. The disclosed method is based upon directly measuring the color to actuator sensitivity. Each of the separations is controlled independently using an actuator specific to that color separation. The present method is effective at controlling the color of the solid primaries. The fact that the vector of change is highly correlated with solid color variation seen in the field suggests that the teachings hereof effectively increase the solid color stability. Increased solid color stability increases the color stability throughout the printer gamut and the stability of the gamut boundaries, which increases the robustness of gamut mapping algorithms. Advantageously, the present method can be combined with existing ILS-based maintenance architectures." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2010 (12/839,620). 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=8,351,081&OS=8,351,081&RS=8,351,081 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,351,100) developed by Lalit Keshav Mestha, Fairport, N.Y., and Grace T. Brewington, Fairport, N.Y., for "method to create spot colors with white and CMYK toner and achieve color consistency." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for achieving process spot color consistency using white and CMYK toners is disclosed. The present application employs traditional CMYK using the automated spot color editing approach and enhances this approach by applying a white toner to the printing substrate prior to applying the color. This new and novel method will improve the color printing technology for printing or alternately, applying the application of the white as a distinct separation layer for the color toner separations, on plastics, ceramics, woods, and other such non-paper materials." The patent application was filed on Oct. 29, 2008 (12/260,517). 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=8,351,100&OS=8,351,100&RS=8,351,100 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Inneroptic Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Inneroptic Technology, Hillsborough, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,350,902) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method of providing real-time dynamic imagery of a medical procedure site using multiple modalities." The co-inventors are Sharif A. Razzaque, Chapel Hill, N.C., Kurtis P. Keller, Hillsborough, N.C., Andrei State, Chapel Hill, N.C., Caroline K. Green, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Jeremy D. Ackerman, Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method of providing composite real-time dynamic imagery of a medical procedure site from multiple modalities which continuously and immediately depicts the current state and condition of the medical procedure site synchronously with respect to each modality and without undue latency is disclosed. The composite real-time dynamic imagery may be provided by spatially registering multiple real-time dynamic video streams from the multiple modalities to each other. Spatially registering the multiple real-time dynamic video streams to each other may provide a continuous and immediate depiction of the medical procedure site with an unobstructed and detailed view of a region of interest at the medical procedure site at multiple depths. A user may thereby view a single, accurate, and current composite real-time dynamic imagery of a region of interest at the medical procedure site as the user performs a medical procedure." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2011 (13/333,878). 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=8,350,902&OS=8,350,902&RS=8,350,902 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Non-contact Heating of Solid Ink Prints After Ink Fixing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,350,879) developed by James Rodney Larson, Fairport, N.Y., Jeffrey J. Folkins, Rochester, N.Y., and Paul John McConville, Webster, N.Y., for a "non-contact heating of solid ink prints after ink fixing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An imaging device includes a media transport system configured to transport print media along a media path. A first print station is positioned along the media path that is configured to apply ink to a first side of the media. A first fixing assembly is positioned along the media path downstream from the first print station. A second print station is positioned along the media path downstream from the first fixing assembly that is configured to apply ink to a second side of the media. A second fixing assembly is positioned along the media path downstream from the second print station. A heater is positioned along the media path downstream from the second fixing assembly that is configured to heat the media to a gloss reducing temperature." The patent application was filed on Nov. 2, 2009 (12/610,616). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,350,879&OS=8,350,879&RS=8,350,879 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** OmniVision Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- OmniVision Technologies, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,952) developed by Eric J. Meisenzahl, Ontario, N.Y., for "image sensors with improved angle response." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An image sensor includes a substrate having a plurality of photosensitive areas, a light shield positioned spanning the photosensitive areas in which light shield a plurality of apertures are formed, and a plurality of microlens each disposed centered on one of the apertures such that a focal point of the incident light through each microlens is substantially extended into the substrate to a point where a portion of the incident light directed onto the periphery of each microlens is blocked by a light shield." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2008 (12/132,652). 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=8,350,952&OS=8,350,952&RS=8,350,952 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Virtual Hand: A New 3-D haptic Interface and System for Virtual Environments ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,350,843) developed by Bernice E. Rogowitz, Ossining, N.Y., and Paul Borrel, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., for a "virtual hand: a new 3-D haptic interface and system for virtual environments." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention discloses a creation of a virtual hand, body part, or tool in a virtual environment, controlled by a new 3-D haptic interface for virtual environments. There is also the provision of a method and arrangement applicable to computer systems for creating a virtual environment, which facilitates a user to touch, feel, edit, and interact with data about the objects, surfaces, and textures in the environment. There is also a provision for multiple virtual hands operating in the same virtual world, so that users can work collaboratively in the virtual world; they can touch, feel and edit the data in the virtual world, including data about the other users' virtual hands." The patent application was filed on March 13, 2008 (12/047,848). 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=8,350,843&OS=8,350,843&RS=8,350,843 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** L-3 Communications Security and Detection Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- L-3 Communications Security and Detection Systems, Woburn, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,350,747) developed by 10 co-inventors for a "surveillance with subject screening." The co-inventors are Paul DeLia, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., Scott T. Trosper, Meridian, Idaho, Thomas E. Breen, Winchester, Mass., John J. Reilly, Waltham, Mass., Paul J. Hurd, Norfolk, Mass., Michael J. Lanzaro, North Reading, Mass., Maya M. Radzinski, Palo Alto, Calif., Thomas W. Grudkowski, Pleasanton, Calif., Edward E. Bromberg, Orlando, Fla., and Joseph Carter, Los Gatos, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A surveillance system is disclosed. In some embodiments, the surveillance system may include at least one controller adapted to control operation of first and second screening apparatus and to produce image data and screening data, to relate the image data to the screening data, and to produce relational information data from the related image data and screening data. In some embodiments, the system may include a first screening apparatus adapted to screen a subject in a subject position, a second screening apparatus adapted to screen the subject in the subject position, and a controller adapted to produce first and second screening data from the first and second screening apparatus, respectively, relate the first and second screening data, and to produce relational information data from the related first and second screening data." The patent application was filed on April 25, 2007 (11/740,193). 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=8,350,747&OS=8,350,747&RS=8,350,747 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Track and Hold Amplifiers and Digital Calibration for Analog-to-digital Converters ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,350,738) developed by Mihai Adrian Tiberiu Sanduleanu, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Jean-Olivier Plouchart, New York, and Zeynep Toprak Deniz, Glen Oaks, N.Y., for a "track and hold amplifiers and digital calibration for analog-to-digital converters." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An exemplary differential track and hold amplifier includes a track stage including first and second linearized pairs connected in series at their respective inputs and in parallel at their respective outputs. The differential track and hold amplifier also includes a hold stage selectively coupled to the outputs of the first and second linearized pairs. The hold stage includes a unity gain buffer with feedback having a hold capacitor interconnected across its outputs. The differential track and hold amplifier also includes an output buffer coupled to the outputs of the hold stage. An exemplary analog-to-digital converter includes a differential track-and-hold amplifier, a voltage ladder, and a plurality of slices. Each of the slices in turn includes a differential preamplifier coupled to the track-and-hold amplifier and to a corresponding location on the voltage ladder; a current mode logic latch comparator coupled to the differential preamplifier; a large-swing latch coupled to the current mode logic latch comparator; a complementary metal oxide semiconductor latch having a dummy load; a calibration digital to analog converter connected across outputs of the differential preamplifier to inject calibration currents; and a register coupled to the calibration digital to analog converter and storing calibration values for use thereby. The analog-to-digital converter also includes a multiplexer which multiplexes outputs of the complementary metal oxide semiconductor latches down to a predetermined number of outputs." The patent application was filed on Jan. 20, 2011 (13/010,285). 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=8,350,738&OS=8,350,738&RS=8,350,738 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Flash Analog to Digital Converter with Method and System for Dynamic Calibration ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,350,737) developed by Mihai A.T. Sanduleanu, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Jean-Oliver Plouchart, New York, for a "flash analog to digital converter with method and system for dynamic calibration." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A flash analog to digital converter and a method and system for dynamically calibrating the flash analog to digital converter. The analog to digital converter may include a track and hold circuit and a plurality of comparators. The analog to digital converter may also include an under-sampling circuit configured to convert a digitized reference signal into an under-sampled digitized reference signal with a frequency of the calibration frequency divided by a positive number M. The under-sampling circuit may be further configured to calibrate a subsequent signal based on the under-sampled digitized reference signal." The patent application was filed on Jan. 12, 2011 (13/004,883). 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=8,350,737&OS=8,350,737&RS=8,350,737 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,350,914) developed by Dun Alex Li, Salem, N.H., and Christopher Allen Nafis, Rexford, N.Y., for "systems and methods for on-line marker-less camera calibration using a position tracking system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for calibration of an imaging camera or other image acquisition device. Certain embodiments include characterizing a transformation from a coordinate system of an imager to a coordinate system of a first sensor positioned with respect to the imager using a first off-line calibration. Certain embodiments also include characterizing a transformation from a coordinate system of an imaging camera source to a coordinate system of a second sensor positioned with respect to the imaging camera source using a second off-line calibration. Additionally, certain embodiments include quantifying intrinsic parameters of the imaging camera source based on a transformation from the coordinate system of the imager to the coordinate system of the imaging camera source based on the first and second off-line calibrations and information from the first and second sensors and a transmitter positioned with respect to an object being imaged." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2011 (13/101,776). 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=8,350,914&OS=8,350,914&RS=8,350,914 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Dr. Reddy's Laboratories New York Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Dr. Reddy's Laboratories New York, Bridgewater, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,349,819) developed by John Lomans, Middleburgh, N.Y., and Carmen Leiva-paredes, Schoharie, N.Y., for "steroid extraction process from urine sources." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A process in which urine is optionally filtered to remove solid extraneous matter and optionally treated so as to reduce the phenolic content of the urine to give and the resulting fluid is then subjected to a solid extraction of the major concentration steroids content therefrom by a first suitable resin (to yield a first resin laden with major concentration steroids and a minor concentration steroid laden first liquid remainder). The minor concentration steroid liquid remainder is subjected to a solid extraction of the minor concentration steroid content therefrom by a second suitable resin (to yield a second resin laden with minor concentration steroids and a second liquid remainder). The first and second resins laden with their respective steroids are then eluted and the eluates are collected separately and optionally subjected to further purification and chromatographic separations, with each resulting separate collection being analyzed for the steroid content thereof. The separate analyzed materials are dried and stored for recombination in an appropriate manner to meet a desired profile. The ultimate product has very nearly the same steroid components and concentrations from batch to batch." The patent application was filed on Feb. 10, 2005 (11/055,257). 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=8,349,819&OS=8,349,819&RS=8,349,819 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Merck Sharp & Dohme Assigned Patent for Polycyclic Guanine Derivatives and Use ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Merck Sharp & Dohme, Rahway, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,349,858) developed by eight co-inventors for "polycyclic guanine derivatives and use thereof." The co-inventors are Deen Tulshian, Lebanon, N.J., William B. Geiss, Athens, N.Y., Gregory S. Martin, Guilderland, N.Y., Van-Duc Le, Selkirk, N.Y., James C. Haber Jr., Scotia, N.Y., Julius J. Matasi, Monmouth Junction, N.J., Michael F. Czarniecki, Watchung, N.J., and Stephanie Nicole Cooke, Plainsboro, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to Polycyclic Guanine Derivatives, compositions comprising the Polycyclic Guanine Derivatives and methods of using the Polycyclic Guanine Derivatives to treat pain or an inflammatory disease." The patent application was filed on June 18, 2008 (12/663,727). 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=8,349,858&OS=8,349,858&RS=8,349,858 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,350,181) developed by five co-inventors for a "gas distribution ring assembly for plasma spray system." The co-inventors are Joseph Garfield Albanese, Rotterdam Junction, N.Y., Donald Joseph Baldwin, Galway, N.Y., Yuk-chiu Lau, Ballston Lake, N.Y., Christopher Joseph Lochner, Albany, N.Y., and William Patrick Rusch, Amsterdam, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A gas distribution ring assembly for a plasma spray system includes a gas distribution ring including a plurality of openings allowing a gas to pass to an inner diameter thereof. The assembly also includes a separate positioning ring axially aligned with the gas distribution ring between the gas distribution ring and an electrically charged outlet of the plasma spray system." The patent application was filed on Aug. 24, 2009 (12/546,226). 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=8,350,181&OS=8,350,181&RS=8,350,181 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Howmedica Osteonics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Howmedica Osteonics, Mahwah, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,350,186) developed by four co-inventors for a laser-produced implants. The co-inventors are Eric Jones, Limerick, Ireland, Christopher J. Sutcliffe, Liverpool, United Kingdom, Aiguo Wang, Wayne, N.J., and Daniel E. Lawrynowicz, Cornwall, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of producing an orthopedic implant including the steps of building a flat open model of at least a portion of an implant. The flat open model may be built using a selective laser sinter process. The flat open model preferably includes at least one groove along either a first surface or a second surface of the model. Next a force may be applied to the flat open model at predetermined locations to thereby cause the model to bend and assume a shape similar to a desired result. The now bent model may be resurfaced by either applying additional material such that the bent flat open model assumes the shape of a desired implant or the bent open model may be snap fit to an additional element." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2006 (11/648,703). 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=8,350,186&OS=8,350,186&RS=8,350,186 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** State University of New York Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- State University of New York, Albany, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,350,078) developed by Robert L. Brainard, Albany, N.Y., and Brian Cardineau, West Islip, N.Y., for "methods for making sterically hindered ethers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to processes for the production of sterically hindered diol ethers and diacyl ethers of formula ##STR00001##." The patent application was filed on Aug. 26, 2010 (12/869,220). 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=83,50,078.PN.&OS=PN/83,50,078&RS=PN/83,50,078 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,349,942) developed by eight co-inventors for an intermediate transfer member. The co-inventors are Michael S. Roetker, Webster, N.Y., Francisco J. Lopez, Rochester, N.Y., Kyle B. Tallman, Farmington, N.Y., Jonathan H. Herko, Walworth, N.Y., David W. Martin, Walworth, N.Y., Scott J. Griffin, Fairport, N.Y., Mandakini Kanungo, Penfield, N.Y., and Yuhua Tong, Webster, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described herein is an intermediate transfer member that includes a layer of phenoxy resin having dispersed therein graphene particles." The patent application was filed on May 10, 2011 (13/104,448). 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=83,49,942.PN.&OS=PN/83,49,942&RS=PN/83,49,942 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Research Foundation of State University of New York Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Research Foundation of State University of New York, Albany, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,349,990) developed by Robert L. Brainard, Albany, N.Y., and Srividya Revuru, Niskayuna, N.Y., for "chain scission polyester polymers for photoresists." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Polymers for extreme ultraviolet and 193 nm photoresists are disclosed. The polymers comprise a photoacid generator (PAG) residue, an acid cleavable residue and a diacid joined by ester linkages. The polymers include a photoacid generating diol, a diacid and an acid table diol. ##STR00001##." The patent application was filed on Feb. 20, 2009 (12/918,647). 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=83,49,990.PN.&OS=PN/83,49,990&RS=PN/83,49,990 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Corning Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Corning, Corning, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,349,998) developed by Mingqian He, Horseheads, N.Y., for "fused thiophenes, methods for making fused thiophenes, and uses thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described herein are compositions including heterocyclic organic compounds such as fused thiophene compounds, methods for making them, and uses thereof." The patent application was filed on Oct. 19, 2010 (12/907,453). 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=83,49,998.PN.&OS=PN/83,49,998&RS=PN/83,49,998 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Bausch & Lomb Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,349,912) developed by Ivan M. Nunez, Penfield, N.Y., Joseph A. McGee, Canandaigua, N.Y., and David E. Seelye, Williamsville, N.Y., for "crosslink agents and dual radical cure polymer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Crosslink agents used to copolymerize at least one hydrophilic monomer with at least one lens monomer typically used to prepare polymeric materials for ophthalmic lenses. The crosslink agents have a relatively high selectivity for the hydrophilic monomer and limited reactivity with the crosslink agent used to polymerize the lens monomer. Accordingly, the invention is also directed to a hydrophilic crosslinked polymer that comprises at least two monomeric units and at least two different crosslink units. The use of the dual crosslink system provides an improved means to control the final chemical, physical and structural characteristics of the resulting polymer." The patent application was filed on Sept. 12, 2011 (13/230,024). 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=83,49,912.PN.&OS=PN/83,49,912&RS=PN/83,49,912 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Genentech Assigned Patent for WISP Polypeptides and Nucleic Acids Encoding Same ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Genentech, South San Francisco, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,008) developed by ten co-inventors for "WISP polypeptides and nucleic acids encoding same." The co-inventors are David Botstein, Belmont, Calif., Robert L. Cohen, San Mateo, Calif., Audrey D. Goddard, San Francisco, Austin L. Gurney, Belmont, Calif., Kenneth J. Hillan, San Francisco, David A. Lawrence, San Francisco, Arnold J. Levine, New York, Diane Pennica, Burlingame, Calif., Margaret Ann Roy, San Francisco, and William I. Wood, Hillsborough, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Wnt-1-Induced Secreted Proteins (WISPs) are provided, whose genes are induced at least by Wnt-1. Also provided are nucleic acid molecules encoding those polypeptides, as well as vectors and host cells comprising those nucleic acid sequences, chimeric polypeptide molecules comprising the polypeptides fused to heterologous polypeptide sequences, antibodies which bind to the polypeptides, and methods for producing the polypeptides." The patent application was filed on May 26, 2011 (13/117,051). 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=83,50,008.PN.&OS=PN/83,50,008&RS=PN/83,50,008 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** University of California Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- The University of California, Oakland, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,349,910) developed by four co-inventors for "aldehyde tags, uses thereof in site-specific protein modification." The co-inventors are Isaac S. Carrico, Stony Brook, N.Y., Brian L. Carlson, Richmond, Calif., Peng Wu, Berkeley, Calif., and Carolyn Ruth Bertozzi, Berkeley, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention features compositions and methods for site-specific modification of proteins by incorporation of an aldehyde tag. Enzymatic modification at a sulfatase motif of the aldehyde tag through action of a formylglycine generating enzyme (FGE) generates a formylglycine (FGly) residue. The aldehyde moiety of FGly residue can be exploited as a chemical handle for site-specific attachment of a moiety of interest to a polypeptide." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2011 (13/163,574). 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=83,49,910.PN.&OS=PN/83,49,910&RS=PN/83,49,910 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,350,440) developed by Subrahmanyam Thangirala, Schenectady, N.Y., and Norman John Suguitan, Ballston Lake, N.Y., for an "integrated stator flange assembly for dynamoelectric machine." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An integrated stator flange assembly is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated stator flange assembly may have an outer surface and include: a stator flange; and a flux shield bonded directly to the stator flange, the flux shield forming a portion of the outer surface of the integrated stator flange assembly." The patent application was filed on April 14, 2010 (12/760,257). 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=8,350,440&OS=8,350,440&RS=8,350,440 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Semiconductor Device Using an Aluminum Interconnect to Form Through-silicon Vias ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,350,359) developed by five co-inventors for a "semiconductor device using an aluminum interconnect to form through-silicon vias." The co-inventors are Kevin S. Petrarca, Newburgh, N.Y., Matthew Angyal, Stormville, N.Y., Lawrence A. Clevenger, LaGrangeville, N.Y., Carl Radens, LaGrangeville, N.Y., and Brian C. Sapp, Gainesville, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An aluminum lateral interconnect of a Back End of the Line (BEOL) is used to define the x and y dimensions of a through-silicon via in a semiconductor chip formed in a silicon substrate. The TSV includes one or more aluminum annulus formed on a surface of the substrate, and a deep trench in the substrate having a diameter that is determined by the diameter of the aluminum annulus. The annulus can also be provided with a conductive strap upon which a capacitor can be formed. The strap can also be used to provide a connection of the TSV to other BEOL interconnects." The patent application was filed on Aug. 11, 2009 (12/539,105). 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=8,350,359&OS=8,350,359&RS=8,350,359 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intelligent Power and Engineering Research Corporation (IPERC) Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Intelligent Power and Engineering Research Corporation (IPERC), Fort Montgomery, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,350,412) developed by Darrell D. Massie, Fort Montgomery, N.Y., Michael A. Miller, Shreveport, La., and Peter S. Curtiss, Boulder, Colo., for a "dynamically controlling configuration of a power grid comprising one or more stand-alone sub-grids." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique is provided for automatically controlling configuration of a power grid, which includes one or more stand-alone sub-grids. Each stand-alone sub-grid includes a power generator, and a load is associated with the stand-alone sub-grid(s). The technique includes: monitoring the power grid by monitoring power demand of a load associated with the stand-alone sub-grid(s) and the power generated by the power generator within each stand-alone sub-grid; automatically determining that a grid configuration change is required for the power grid based on the monitoring; and dynamically reconfiguring the power grid by automatically modifying a number of stand-alone sub-grids in the power grid without interrupting power to the load associated with the stand-alone sub-grid(s) of the power grid. In one implementation, the power grid is a mobile power grid, and the power generator of each stand-alone sub-grid is a portable power generator." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2010 (12/817,645). 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=8,350,412&OS=8,350,412&RS=8,350,412 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,350,358) developed by five co-inventors for "techniques for placement of active and passive devices within a chip." The co-inventors are Jonghae Kim, Fishkill, N.Y., Shiqun Gu, San Diego, Brian Matthew Henderson, Escondido, Calif., Thomas R. Toms, Dripping Springs, Texas, and Matthew Nowak, San Diego.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A semiconductor die includes a semiconductive substrate layer with first and second sides, a metal layer adjacent the second side of the semiconductive substrate layer, one or more active devices in an active layer on the first side of the semiconductive substrate layer; and a passive device in the metal layer in electrical communication with the active layer. The passive device can electrically couple to the active layer with through silicon vias (TSVs)." The patent application was filed on Sept. 13, 2011 (13/231,084). 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=8,350,358&OS=8,350,358&RS=8,350,358 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and Structure for Work Function Engineering in Transistors Including a High Dielectric Constant Gate Insulator and Metal Gate (HKMG) ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,350,341) developed by Michael P. Chudzik, Danbury, Conn., William K. Henson, Beacon, N.Y., and Unoh Kwon, Fishkill, N.Y., for a "method and structure for work function engineering in transistors including a high dielectric constant gate insulator and metal gate (HKMG)." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Adjustment of a switching threshold of a field effect transistor including a gate structure including a Hi-K gate dielectric and a metal gate is achieved and switching thresholds coordinated between NFETs and PFETs by providing fixed charge materials in a thin interfacial layer adjacent to the conduction channel of the transistor that is provided for adhesion of the Hi-K material, preferably hafnium oxide or HfSiON, depending on design, to semiconductor material rather than diffusing fixed charge material into the Hi-K material after it has been applied. The greater proximity of the fixed charge material to the conduction channel of the transistor increases the effectiveness of fixed charge material to adjust the threshold due to the work function of the metal gate, particularly where the same metal or alloy is used for both NFETs and PFETs in an integrated circuit; preventing the thresholds from being properly coordinated." The patent application was filed on April 9, 2010 (12/757,323). 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=8,350,341&OS=8,350,341&RS=8,350,341 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Pen Specific for Erasable Media Usage ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,350,239) developed by Bryan J. Roof, Newark, N.Y., and Anthony S. Condello, Webster, N.Y., for a "pen specific for erasable media usage." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Exemplary embodiments provide materials and methods for a pen that can include a writing end for writing an image on an erasable medium and an erasing end for locally erasing an image from the erasable medium." The patent application was filed on Oct. 5, 2009 (12/573,478). 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=8,350,239&OS=8,350,239&RS=8,350,239 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) Structure and Method of Forming the SOI Structure Using a Bulk Semiconductor Starting Wafer ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,350,269) developed by Subramanian S. Iyer, Mount Kisco, N.Y., and Edward J. Nowak, Essex Junction, Vt., for a "semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) structure and method of forming the SOI structure using a bulk semiconductor starting wafer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a method of forming a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) structure on bulk semiconductor starting wafer. Parallel semiconductor bodies are formed at the top surface of the wafer. An insulator layer is deposited and recessed. Exposed upper portions of the semiconductor bodies are used as seed material for growing epitaxial layers of semiconductor material laterally over the insulator layer, thereby creating a semiconductor layer. This semiconductor layer can be used to form one or more SOI devices (e.g., single-fin or multi-fin MUGFET, multiple series-connected single-fin, multi-fin MUGFETs). However, placement of SOI device components in and/or on portions of the semiconductor layer should be predetermined to avoid locations which might impact device performance (e.g., placement of any FET gate on a semiconductor fin formed from the semiconductor layer can be predetermined to avoid interfaces between joined epitaxial semiconductor material sections). Also disclosed is a SOI structure formed using the above-described method." The patent application was filed on April 25, 2012 (13/455,174). 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=8,350,269&OS=8,350,269&RS=8,350,269 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Businesss Machines Assigned Patent for Secure Anti-fuse with Low Voltage Programming Through Localized Diffusion Heating ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- International Businesss Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,350,264) developed by five co-inventors for a "secure anti-fuse with low voltage programming through localized diffusion heating." The co-inventors are Yan Zun Li, Lagrangeville, N.Y., Chandrasekharan Kothandaraman, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Dan Moy, Bethel, Conn., Norman W. Robson, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and John M. Safran, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An antifuse is provided having a unitary monocrystalline semiconductor body including first and second semiconductor regions each having the same first conductivity type, and a third semiconductor region between the first and second semiconductor regions which has a second conductivity type opposite from the first conductivity type. An anode and a cathode can be electrically connected with the first semiconductor region. A conductive region including a metal, a conductive compound of a metal or an alloy of a metal can contact the first semiconductor region and extend between the cathode and the anode. The antifuse can further include a contact electrically connected with the second semiconductor region. In this way, the antifuse can be configured such that the application of a programming voltage between the anode and the cathode heats the first semiconductor region sufficiently to reach a temperature which drives a dopant outwardly therefrom, causing an edge of the first semiconductor region to move closer to an adjacent edge of the second semiconductor region, thus permanently reducing electrical resistance between the first and second semiconductor regions by one or more orders of magnitude." The patent application was filed on July 14, 2010 (12/835,764). 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=8,350,264&OS=8,350,264&RS=8,350,264 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Freescale Semiconductor, International Business Machines, Samsung Electronics, Globalfoundries Singapore Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., Samsung Electronics, Suwon-Si, South Korea, and Globalfoundries Singapore, Singapore, have been assigned a patent (8,350,235) developed by five co-inventors for a "semiconductor intra-field dose correction." The co-inventors are Hyung-Rae Lee, Kyunggi-do, South Korea, Dong Hee Yu, Kyunggi-do, South Korea, Sohan Singh Mehta, Beacon, N.Y., Niall Shepherd, Lagrangeville, N.Y., and Daniel A. Corliss, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method are provided for automatic dose-correction recipe generation, the system including a dose-correction recipe generator, a reticle data unit in signal communication with the recipe generator, a slit data unit in signal communication with the recipe generator, a process data unit in signal communication with the recipe generator, a wafer data unit in signal communication with the recipe generator, a control unit in signal communication with the recipe generator, and an output unit or a storage unit in signal communication with the control unit; and the method including receiving a current reticle data set and a previous reticle data set, receiving a current slit data set and a previous slit data set, receiving a process condition, receiving a wafer condition, automatically generating a dose-correction recipe in accordance with the received reticle, slit, process and wafer information, and controlling a dose in accordance with the generated recipe." The patent application was filed on July 27, 2009 (12/509,821). 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=8,350,235&OS=8,350,235&RS=8,350,235 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Macronix International, International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Macronix International, Hsinchu, Taiwan, and International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., have been assigned a patent (8,350,316) developed by four co-inventors for a "phase change memory cells having vertical channel access transistor and memory plane." The co-inventors are Hsiang-Lan Lung, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., Chung Hon Lam, Peekskill, N.Y., Ming-Hsiu Lee, Hsinchu, Taiwan, and Bipin Rajendran, White Plains, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Memory devices are described along with methods for manufacturing. A memory device as described herein comprises a plurality of word lines overlying a plurality of bit lines, and a plurality of field effect transistors. Field effect transistors in the plurality of field effect transistors comprises a first terminal electrically coupled to a corresponding bit line in the plurality of bit lines, a second terminal overlying the first terminal, and a channel region separating the first and second terminals and adjacent a corresponding word line in the plurality of word lines. The corresponding word line acts as the gate of the field effect transistor. A dielectric separates the corresponding word line from the channel region. A memory plane comprises programmable resistance memory material electrically coupled to respective second terminals of the field effect transistors, and conductive material on the programmable resistance memory material and coupled to a common voltage." The patent application was filed on May 22, 2009 (12/471,287). 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=8,350,316&OS=8,350,316&RS=8,350,316 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,351,976) developed by four co-inventors for a "modifying a signal by controlling transmit diversity parameters." The co-inventors are Eduardo Abreu, Allentown, Pa., Haim Harel, New York, Kenneth Kludt, Annadale, N.J., and Yair Karmi, Bridgewater, N.J.

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