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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Jersey (Feb. 5)

[February 05, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Jersey (Feb. 5)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New Jersey.

*** New Jersey Inventor Develops Patent for Method of Torque Conversion with Conservation of Energy (No Power Loss) ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Jaroslaw Judkiewicz, Kearny, N.J., has developed a patent (8,359,854) for a "method of torque conversion with conservation of energy (no power loss)." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This is a project of mechanical machine, which allowed smoothly change rpm ratio between input and output with principle of conservation of energy (no loss of power) while changing the ratio." The patent application was filed on May 7, 2009 (12/925,989). 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=83,59,854.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,854&RS=PN/83,59,854 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.



*** New Jersey Inventors Develop Patent for Blackjack-type Game with Modified Deck ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Ray Smith, Linden, N.J., and Amanda Tears Smith, Linden, N.J., have developed a patent (8,360,434) for a "blackjack-type game with modified deck." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wagering game of at least one player hand against a dealer hand with playing card symbols is played using blackjack rule of play. At least one player makes a first wager on an underlying playing card symbol game from a set of playing card symbols. The set of playing card symbols has one of more sets of card symbols with each set having exactly thirty-six cards of count values between 1 and 9 and only twelve cards of count values of ten, suits among all cards are evenly distributed. The player is dealt exactly an initial 2-card hand. The dealer being dealt exactly an initial 2-card hand, only one dealer card dealt face-up. The player is always paid on the first wager for at least one of a number of specific payout events." The patent application was filed on Oct. 19, 2009 (12/589,165). 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=83,60,434.PN.&OS=PN/83,60,434&RS=PN/83,60,434 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** New Jersey Inventor Develops Patent for Gemstone Setting ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Hasmukh Dholakiya, Rutherford, N.J., has developed a patent (8,359,883) for a gemstone setting.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Jewelry apparatus, a setting for gemstones and a method of setting gemstones in jewelry. The setting includes a base that is formed by walls and a sunk surface between the top and bottom of the base walls. Within the base, the sunk surface is divided into cavities by braces that partially enclose each cavity. Each cavity is partially circumscribed by the braces for holding the gemstone within each cavity. Each cavity has a bottom opening formed in the sunk surface for the pavilion of the gemstone to pass through. Girdles of the gemstones lie above the braces and are close together through the openings between the braces of adjacent cavities. Light passes through the pavilion that protrudes through the bottom openings and between adjacent gemstones through openings between the cavities. The passage of light creates a carpet setting with improved appearance." The patent application was filed on Nov. 13, 2009 (12/618,215). 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=83,59,883.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,883&RS=PN/83,59,883 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** American Express Travel Related Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- American Express Travel Related Services, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,360,322) developed by David S. Bonalle, New Rochelle, N.Y., and Glen Salow, Holmdel, N.J., for a "system and method of a smartcard transaction with biometric scan recognition." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for facilitating biometric security in a smartcard-reader transaction system is provided. The method includes determining if a transaction violates an established rule, such as a preset spending limit. The method also includes notifying a user to proffer a biometric sample in order to verify the identity of said user, and detecting a proffered biometric at a sensor to obtain a proffered biometric sample. The method additionally comprises verifying the proffered biometric sample and authorizing a transaction to continue upon verification of the proffered biometric sample." The patent application was filed on July 26, 2011 (13/191,153). 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=8,360,322&OS=8,360,322&RS=8,360,322 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,364,150) developed by Francois Huet, Limours, France, and Lily H. Zhu, Morris, N.J., for a "method for selecting base station for handover from plurality of target base stations and device thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The method for selecting a base station for handover from a plurality of target base stations includes receiving, at a network element, measurement reports and loads of the plurality of target base stations, where the plurality of target base stations are within a coverage area of a mobile station. The method further includes selecting, at the network element, the base station from the plurality of target base stations for handover of the mobile station of a source base station to the selected target base station based on the measurement reports and the loads of the plurality of target base stations." The patent application was filed on Jan. 7, 2010 (12/654,867). 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=8,364,150&OS=8,364,150&RS=8,364,150 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** HNTB Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- HNTB Holdings, Kansas City, Mo., has been assigned a patent (8,359,810) developed by Theodore Peter Zoli III, Jersey City, N.J., for a "method for building over an opening via incremental launching." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for building a stress ribbon structure over an opening via incremental launching, a construction fixture, a support structure, an anchorage panel, and a stress ribbon structure are disclosed. Construction fixtures are constructed adjacent to a support structure. The stress ribbon structure is constructed in a staging area and in sections that are suspended between the construction fixtures. Anchorage panels at each end of a section engage a blister on the construction fixtures and the support structure. Completed sections are launched from the construction fixtures onto and along the support structure. Sections are individually constructed and launched and adjacent sections abut along a lateral edge. Adjacent sections are aligned by adjusting tension in integral support cables and their ends pivot or rotate about the blisters via a bearing system with both rotational flexibility and low friction to support sliding in the direction of launching." The patent application was filed on Oct. 19, 2010 (12/907,552). 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=8,359,810&OS=8,359,810&RS=8,359,810 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Vision Industries Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Vision Industries Group, South Plainfield, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,360,484) developed by Luke Liang, South Plainfield, N.J., Tong Liang, Guang Zhou, China, and David Chen, Guang Zhou, China, for a "vent stop for wooden and other windows." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A vent stop is installed into a window/door to limit travel therein of a sash member, and being particularly adapted to permit ease of its installation, especially into a wooden door/window. The stop incorporates multiple retention features to inhibit the stop's removal, once properly installed. The retention features include a wedge-shaped protrusion located at a distal end of the stop housing, which engages the wood of the window opening when pivotally installed therein, to secure a first end of the stop. The opposite end of the stop may be redundantly secured. A first feature for securing the opposite end may comprise one or more arcuate flanges on housing side walls, flanges being adapted to unidirectional movement so as to permit its movement relative to the window opening during installation, but thereafter deterring counter-pivotal motion that would allow removal of the vent stop. A second feature comprises a deformable spring clip." The patent application was filed on July 30, 2010 (12/804,895). 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=83,60,484.PN.&OS=PN/83,60,484&RS=PN/83,60,484 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Umicore Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Umicore, Hanau-Wolfgang, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,361,921) developed by four co-inventors for a "noble metal nanoparticles, a process for preparing these and their use." The co-inventors are Karl-Anton Starz, Rodenbach, Germany, Dan Goia, Branchburg, N.J., Joachim Koehler, Bruchkobel, Germany, and Volker Banisch, Erlensee, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Nanoparticles which contain noble metals alone or noble metals in combination with base metals. The nanoparticles are embedded in an aqueous solution of a temporary stabilizer based on a polysaccharide." The patent application was filed on Dec. 2, 2011 (13/309,677). 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=8,361,921&OS=8,361,921&RS=8,361,921 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** FMC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- FMC, Philadelphia, has been assigned a patent (8,359,784) developed by William T. Sommer, Mendham, N.J., Bruce W. Ryser, Tampa, Fla., and James B. Ballard, Medford, N.J., for a "method for controlling subterranean termite activity by forming a barrier." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is directed to a method of protecting a man made structure containing wood and cellulose materials from subterranean termite damage, including reducing termite tubing on building surfaces, comprising applying a termiticidal composition in a band to the lowest portions of the interior and/or exterior surfaces of the structure, wherein the composition comprises a bifenthrin component." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2010 (12/774,159). 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=8,359,784&OS=8,359,784&RS=8,359,784 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** New Jersey Inventor Develops Patent for Modular Components for Constructing Larger System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Lama Pema Wangdak, Cresskill, N.J., has developed a patent (8,359,985) for "modular components for constructing larger system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A modular component, panel, or building block, is used to construct modular styled systems. Such module contains specifically designed slots or openings. Such slots extend substantially perpendicular from the modules' edges and into the center of the panel. The interlocking mechanism provided by the slots allows the modules to be combined to form a modular styled system. The module further contains a number of drill holes that runs across its edges and can be threaded with metal rods for structural support." The patent application was filed on Jan. 5, 2009 (12/348,828). 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=83,59,985.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,985&RS=PN/83,59,985 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** New Jersey Inventors Develop Patent for Apparatus and Method for Enhancing Card Security ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Victor Zazzu, Belle Mead, N.J., and Wenyu Han, Princeton, N.J., have developed a patent (8,360,317) for an "apparatus and method for enhancing card security." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A card adapted to be read by a machine has certain patterns and physical characteristics unique to the card and includes electronic circuitry for storing selected of these characteristics. The machine includes apparatus for; (a) optically sensing selected characteristics of the card; (b) electromagnetically sensing information stored in the card; and (c) comparing optically sensed data with electromagnetically sensed data for validating the card. The machine further includes apparatus for selectively processing and updating the information stored on the card each time it reads the card." The patent application was filed on June 21, 2010 (12/803,164). 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=83,60,317.PN.&OS=PN/83,60,317&RS=PN/83,60,317 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,361,825) developed by four co-inventors for a "mechanical switch with a curved bilayer background." The co-inventors are Vladimir Anatolyevich Aksyuk, Westfield, N.J., Omar Daniel Lopez, Summit, N.J., Flavio Pardo, New Providence, N.J., and Maria Elina Simon, New Providence, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus includes a mechanical switch. The mechanical switch includes a bilayer with first and second stable curved states. A transformation of the bilayer from the first state to the second state closes the switch." The patent application was filed on Oct. 11, 2011 (13/270,600). 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=8,361,825&OS=8,361,825&RS=8,361,825 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** New York, New Jersey Inventors Develop Patent for Method for Feeding Small Items ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Robert B. McClosky, Nanuet, N.Y., John Calabrese, Ringwood, N.J., and Allen M. Bartlo, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., have developed a patent (8,360,270) for a "method for feeding small items." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is provided for feeding small items, for example pills, that does not require tooling changes or position adjustment regardless of the size or shape of the pills. A first hopper supplies small items to a second hopper that separates the small items. The method incorporates sensors to detect the presence, size and travel time of the pills in the separating bowl hopper. The method uses the sensed values for setting vibration amplitude and the duration of an air flow to discharge pills from the apparatus." The patent application was filed on Nov. 29, 2008 (12/315,123). 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=83,60,270.PN.&OS=PN/83,60,270&RS=PN/83,60,270 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** FXI Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- FXI, Media, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,359,689) developed by five co-inventors for a "mattress adapted for supporting heavy weight persons." The co-inventors are Stephen C. Warren, Philadelphia, Beat B. Niederoest, Medford Lakes, N.J., Kerry Lynn Covey, Chester, Pa., Jose D.M. Contreras, West Covina, Calif., and Mario F. Neto, Greenville, Del.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mattress constructed with multiple foam layers joined together provides reclining support with pressure redistribution for heavy weight persons, particularly those weighing over 350 pounds. The mattress includes: a core layer having a substantially planar top surface and at least two spaced apart regions in a bottom surface from which foam material has been extracted to leave cavities separated by an interconnected network of foam walls, a top layer of viscoelastic foam with an air permeability above 60 ft.sup.3/ft.sup.2/min, and a bottom layer of stiffer supporting foam. The open cavities of the core layer are directed away from the body supporting top surface of the mattress and contain one or more gels." The patent application was filed on Feb. 14, 2011 (13/026,422). 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=8,359,689&OS=8,359,689&RS=8,359,689 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Columbia University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Columbia University, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,364,673) developed by Shih-Fu Chang, New York, and Eric Zavesky, Hoboken, N.J., for a "system and method for dynamically and interactively searching media data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for searching a database of media content wherein the user can dynamically and interactively perform searches and navigate search results. One or more search anchors are received, and at least one of the search anchors is associated with an anchor cell on a navigation map. One or more documents assigned to at least one cell on the navigation map can be determined, and the cells are populated with search results based at least in part on the search anchors. At least one of the documents is then displayed to a user." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2010 (12/969,101). 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=8,364,673&OS=8,364,673&RS=8,364,673 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** New Jersey Inventor Develops Patent for Tool for Sensor Arrangement with Snap-off Segments ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Donald B. Nuzzio, Ringoes, N.J., has developed a patent (8,361,411) for a "tool for sensor arrangement with snap-off segments." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A tool for a sensor includes a first portion having an elongated channel that extends therealong for accommodating the sensor, and a second portion with an end slot that accommodates an end portion of the sensor, the sensor having one or more wire electrodes embedded between two substrates. One or both of the substrates has transaxial scoring for facilitating the snapping off of segments to expose a clean portions of the wire electrodes. One or both of the tool portions has a rounded end portion. The end slot of the second portion is dimensioned to correspond to an axial dimension of a segment that is to be snapped off from the sensor. The first tool portion has a shoulder and handle portions, the shoulder portion having a greater thickness than the handle portion, and the handle portion having a thickness that is less than the width of the sensor." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2011 (13/134,545). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,361,411&OS=8,361,411&RS=8,361,411 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** New Jersey Inventor Develops Patent for Generator Heat Recovery for Diesel Fuel Heated Dessicant Reactivation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Spencer W. Hess, Whiting, N.J., has developed a patent (8,361,206) for a "generator heat recovery for diesel fuel heated dessicant reactivation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Dessicants employed in dehumidifying moisturized air present within a water-damaged building are themselves dehumidified to liberate collected moisture through the use of heated air vented from an on-site electric generator to be drawn over and about a heat exchanger fired by diesel fuel." The patent application was filed on Nov. 22, 2010 (12/927,667). 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=8,361,206&OS=8,361,206&RS=8,361,206 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,364,530) developed by eight co-inventors for "methods and apparatus for presenting personalized information to consumers in a retail environment." The co-inventors are Sastry S. Duri, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Jeffrey G. Elliott, Danbury, Conn., Jennifer C. Lai, Garrison, N.Y., Xuan Liu, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Paul A. Moskowitz, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Jung-Mu Tang, South Salem, N.Y., Todd C. Werden, Sandy Hook, Conn., and Danny Chan-Yong Wong, Allendale, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus are provided for presenting personalized information to consumers in a retail environment. A personalized price is determined for at least one product that is in physical proximity to the customer. The physical proximity may be determined, for example, by evaluating identifiers, such as RFID tags, associated with each customer and product. A personalized message can be also presented to a customer regarding at least one product that is in physical proximity to the customer. The personalized message can provide, for example, dietary or safety information relevant to the customer and at least one product in the proximity of the customer. The personalized information may be determined based on one or more personalized message rules." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2008 (12/127,101). 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=8,364,530&OS=8,364,530&RS=8,364,530 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Janssen Pharmaceutica Assigned Patent for Azetidinyl Diamides as Monoacylglycerol Lipase Inhibitors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Janssen Pharmaceutica, Beerse, Belgium, has been assigned a patent (8,362,000) developed by fourteen co-inventors for an "azetidinyl diamides as monoacylglycerol lipase inhibitors." The co-inventors are Haiyan Bian, Princeton, N.J., Kristen Chevalier, Collegeville, Pa., Jose Clemente, Spring House, Pa., Pete Connolly, Spring House, Pa., Chris Flores, Spring House, Pa., Shu-Chen Lin, Doylestown, Pa., Li Liu, Doylestown, Pa., John Mabus, East Greenville, Pa., Mark Macielag, Spring House, Pa., Mark McDonnell, Lansdale, Pa., Philip Pitis, North Wales, Pa., Yue-Mei Zhang, Spring House, Pa., Sui-Po Zhang, Radnor, Pa., and Bin Zhu, Spring House, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are compounds, compositions and methods for treating various diseases, syndromes, conditions and disorders, including pain. Such compounds are represented by Formula (I) as follows: ##STR00001## wherein Y, Z, R.sup.1, and s are defined herein." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2010 (12/765,420). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,362,000.PN.&OS=PN/8,362,000&RS=PN/8,362,000 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,363,612) developed by Li Li, Edison, N.J., for a "concurrent transmission of multiple signals in a wireless network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for concurrent transmission of multiple radio-frequency signals in a wireless network. The method is executed at a node of the wireless network and makes use of the node's knowledge of local network topology, locations of certain packets in the node's neighborhood, and local state of the radio-frequency (RF) channel to identify a relatively wide range of different opportunities for zero-forcing, aligning, and/or canceling unwanted RF signals at the receiving node(s). The identified opportunities are communicated to the neighbor nodes to advantageously cause concurrent transmissions of a relatively large number of packets." The patent application was filed on March 11, 2010 (12/722,087). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,363,612.PN.&OS=PN/8,363,612&RS=PN/8,363,612 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Novartis Assigned Patent for Arylsulfonamide Based Matrix Metalloprotease Inhibitors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Novartis, Basel, Switzerland, has been assigned a patent (8,362,063) developed by six co-inventors for an "arylsulfonamide based matrix metalloprotease inhibitors." The co-inventors are Ruben Alberto Tommasi, Stow, Mass., Michael Shultz, Lexington, Mass., Leslie Wighton McQuire, Warren, N.J., Pascal Rigollier, Hagenthal-le-Bas, France, Olivier Rogel, Hesingue, France, and Claus Ehrhardt, Lorrach, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a compound of formula (I): ##STR00001## said compound is inhibitor of MMP-2, and/or MMP-8, and/or MMP-9, and/or MMP-12 and/or MMP-13, and thus can be employed for the treatment of a disorder or disease characterized by abnormal activity of MMP-2, and/or MMP-8, and/or MMP-9, and/or MMP-12 and/or MMP-13. Accordingly, the compound of formula (I) can be used in treatment of disorders or diseases mediated by MMP-2, and/or MMP-8, and/or MMP-9, and/or MMP-12, and/or MMP-13. Finally, the present invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition." The patent application was filed on May 29, 2012 (13/481,983). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,362,063.PN.&OS=PN/8,362,063&RS=PN/8,362,063 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Boehringer Ingelheim International Assigned Patent for Crystalline Forms of a Potent HCV Inhibitor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Boehringer Ingelheim International, Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,362,035) developed by four co-inventors for a "crystalline forms of a potent HCV inhibitor." The co-inventors are Thilo Berkenbusch, Worms, Germany, Carl Alan Busacca, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Burkhard Jaeger, Bingen, Germany, and Richard J. Varsolona, Scotch Plains, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention relates to novel crystalline forms of the following Compound (1), and the sodium salt thereof, and methods for the preparation thereof, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and their use in the treatment of Hepatitis C Viral (HCV) infection: ##STR00001##." The patent application was filed on July 3, 2012 (13/541,158). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,362,035.PN.&OS=PN/8,362,035&RS=PN/8,362,035 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** New Jersey Inventors Develop Patent for Intelligent Speed Dialing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Yiu Kau Leung, Morganville, N.J., and Yiu Man Leung, Somerset, N.J., have developed a patent (8,363,813) for an intelligent speed dialing.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention describes a method and apparatus for providing an intelligent speed dialing service for a phone user according to a pre-selected dialing algorithm. More specifically, this invention provides an intelligent speed dialing feature to call a list of available phone numbers of the person to be contacted. With this invention, a caller can dial pre-programmed speed dialing digits on the phone station to call the person to be contacted, according to a pre-program algorithm, to automatically dial one or multiple phone numbers of the person to be contacted. The present invention greatly improves the convenience of using the speed dialing feature of a phone station, especially when the advanced call forwarding feature such as "follow me" is not available to or not enabled by the person to be contacted." The patent application was filed on Jan. 4, 2010 (12/652,033). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,363,813.PN.&OS=PN/8,363,813&RS=PN/8,363,813 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent for Method for Carrying Downlink Control Information for an Enhanced Uplink Dedicated Channel ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,363,593) developed by Wenfeng Zhang, Edison, N.J., Jung-Tao Liu, Randolph, N.J., and Nandu Gopalakrishnan, Chatham, N.J., for a "method for carrying downlink control information for an enhanced uplink dedicated channel." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for wireless communication includes multiplexing an EUDC downlink control channel so that it is transmitted like a downlink dedicated channel (DL-DPCH). The EUDC downlink control channel can be multiplexed with the DL-DPCH by code or by both code and time. The EUDC downlink control channel may be multiplexed with a downlink dedicated physical data channel (DL-DPDCH), a downlink dedicated physical control channel (DL-DPCCH), or both. In one embodiment, the EUDC downlink control channel is multiplexed by adding a multicode channel to a current DL-DPCH and treating the EUDC downlink control channel as a dedicated channel with power control functionality." The patent application was filed on Nov. 6, 2002 (10/289,048). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,363,593.PN.&OS=PN/8,363,593&RS=PN/8,363,593 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pennsylvania, New Jersey Inventors Develop Patent for Sub-micron Planar Lightwave Devices Formed on an SOI Optical Platform ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Prakash Gothoskar, Allentown, Pa., Margaret Ghiron, Allentown, Pa., Robert Keith Montgomery, Easton, Pa., Vipulkumar Patel, Monmouth Junction, N.J., Kalpendu Shastri, Orefield, Pa., Soham Pathak, Allentown, Pa., and Katherine A. Yanushefski, Zionsville, Pa., have developed a patent (8,363,995) for a "sub-micron planar lightwave devices formed on an SOI optical platform." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A set of planar, two-dimensional optical devices is able to be created in a sub-micron surface layer of an SOI structure, or within a sub-micron thick combination of an SOI surface layer and an overlying polysilicon layer. Conventional masking/etching techniques may be used to form a variety of passive and optical devices in this SOI platform. Various regions of the devices may be doped to form the active device structures. Additionally, the polysilicon layer may be separately patterned to provide a region of effective mode index change for a propagating optical signal." The patent application was filed on March 8, 2011 (13/042,989). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,363,995.PN.&OS=PN/8,363,995&RS=PN/8,363,995 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sears Brands Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Sears Brands, Hoffman Estates, Ill.,, has been assigned a patent (8,362,906) developed by Ellen Tave Glassman, Closter, N.J., and David Farrage, Demarest, N.J., for a "remote control device that uses color to indicate change in status." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A remote control device includes a memory having a library of commands for commanding functional operations of an appliance and a user interface having activatable keys for causing a transmission of one or more commands to thereby command functional operations of the appliance. An illumination device is provided which causes an appearance of the remote control device to change as a function of at least one of a timing operation and temperature related functional operation of the appliance." The patent application was filed on June 2, 2009 (12/476,721). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,362,906.PN.&OS=PN/8,362,906&RS=PN/8,362,906 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** HCT Asia Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- HCT Asia, Central, Hong Kong, has been assigned a patent (8,360,998) developed by Adrian C. Apodaca, Santa Monica, Calif., Timothy Thorpe, Santa Monica, Calif., and Christopher Thorpe, Bridgewater, N.J., for an "applicator system with vibrating implement." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An applicator system for providing a massaging and a cooling effect while applying product to a body includes an applicator tip connected to a vibrating mechanism that is disposed proximate to the applicator storage tip. By virtue of having the vibrating mechanism disposed proximate to the applicator tip, the vibration produced by the vibrating mechanism is transferred primarily to the applicator tip." The patent application was filed on Feb. 2, 2010 (12/698,875). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,360,998&OS=8,360,998&RS=8,360,998 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,363,690) developed by Michael J. Nossen, Somerset, N.J., Steve J. Nossen, Somerset, N.J., and Richard R. Shively, Morristown, N.J., for a "codeword synthesizing system and a correlation system, methods of operation thereof and a spread spectrum communications transceiver employing the same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A codeword synthesizing system and a correlation system for use with a spread spectrum communications system. In one embodiment, the codeword synthesizing system typically associated with a transmitter includes a base sequence generating subsystem, a modifier sequence generating subsystem and a concatenating subsystem. The base sequence generating subsystem is configured to create base sequences having a length less than a synthesized codeword. The modifier sequence generating subsystem is configured to create a modifier sequence, and the concatenating subsystem is configured to produce the synthesized codeword by multiplying each of the base sequences by an element of the modifier sequence. In one embodiment, the correlation system typically associated with a receiver includes a partial correlating subsystem, a memory subsystem and a combining subsystem. The partial correlating subsystem correlates base sequences of a synthesized codeword to a template and derives multiple partially correlated resultants. The memory subsystem temporarily stores the partially correlated resultants, and the combining subsystem sums weighted values of the partially correlated resultants to provide a correlated value of the synthesized codeword." The patent application was filed on Aug. 28, 2002 (10/229,850). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,363,690.PN.&OS=PN/8,363,690&RS=PN/8,363,690 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** New Jersey Inventor Develops Patent for Solar Powered Light Assembly to Produce Light of Varying Colors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Simon N. Richmond, Princeton, N.J., has developed a patent (8,362,700) for a "solar powered light assembly to produce light of varying colors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A garden light (10) having a body (11) with a post (12), the lower end of which is provided with a spike (13). The upper end of the post (12) receives a lens assembly (14). Secured to the lens assembly (14) is a cap assembly (24) that has three LEDs that are activated to produce a varying color light." The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2010 (12/978,358). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,362,700.PN.&OS=PN/8,362,700&RS=PN/8,362,700 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** BASF Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,362,074) developed by five co-inventors for a synergistic insecticidal compositions. The co-inventors are Michael Frank Treacy, Newtown, Pa., Raymond Frank Borysewicz, Hamilton Square, N.J., Kurt Allen Schwinghammer, Yardley, Pa., Paul E. Rensner, Yardley, Pa., and Hassan Oloumi-Sadeghi, Yardley, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a synergistic insecticidal composition comprising as essential active ingredients a neuronal sodium channel antagonist in combination with one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of pyrethroids, pyrethroid-type compounds, recombinant nucleopolyhedroviruses capable of expressing an insect toxin, organophosphates, carbamates, formamidines, macrocyclic lactones, amidinohydrazones, GABA antagonists and acetylcholine receptor ligands. Also provided are methods for synergistic insect control and crop protection." The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2007 (11/931,434). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,362,074.PN.&OS=PN/8,362,074&RS=PN/8,362,074 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Siemens Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Siemens, Munich, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,363,918) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system for anatomic landmark detection using constrained marginal space learning and geometric inference." The co-inventors are Alexander Schwing, Zurich, Switzerland, Yefeng Zheng, Dayton, N.J., Martin Harder, Nurnberg, Germany, and Dorin Comaniciu, Princeton Junction, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for detecting multiple anatomical landmarks in a 3D volume. A first anatomical landmark is detected in a 3D volume using marginal space learning (MSL). Locations of remaining anatomical landmarks are estimated in the 3D volume based on the detected first anatomical landmark using a learned geometric model relating the anatomical landmarks. Each of the remaining anatomical landmarks is then detected using MSL in a portion of the 3D volume constrained based on the estimated location of each remaining landmark. This method can be used to detect the anatomical landmarks of the crista galli (CG), tip of the occipital bone (OB), anterior of the corpus callosum (ACC), and posterior of the corpus callosum (PCC) in a brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) volume." The patent application was filed on Oct. 23, 2009 (12/604,495). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,363,918.PN.&OS=PN/8,363,918&RS=PN/8,363,918 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pennsylvania, New Jersey Inventors Develop Patent for Optical Interconnection Arrangement for High Speed, High Density Communication Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Kalpendu Shastri, Orefield, Pa., Bipin Dama, Bridgewater, N.J., and Mark Webster, Bethlehem, Pa., have developed a patent (8,364,042) for an "optical interconnection arrangement for high speed, high density communication systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An optical interconnection arrangement for use in high data applications is presented that eliminates the need for extensive serialization/de-serialization (SERDES) functionality by utilizing pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) techniques to represent the data in the optical domain while utilizing a separate channel for transmitting an optical clock signal, eliminating the need for clock recovery circuitry on the receive end of the arrangement." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2010 (12/796,868). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,364,042.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,042&RS=PN/8,364,042 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Thomson Licensing Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus Using Virtual Reference Pictures ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Thomson Licensing, Boulogne-Billancourt, France, has been assigned a patent (8,363,724) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and apparatus using virtual reference pictures." The co-inventors are Yeping Su, Vancouver, Wash., Peng Yin, West Windsor, N.J., Purvin Bibhas Pandit, Franklin Park, N.J., and Cristina Gomila, Princeton, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There are provided methods and apparatus using virtual reference pictures. An apparatus includes an encoder for encoding at least one picture, using at least one virtual reference picture, to form a resultant bitstream. The at least one virtual reference picture is different than a previously decoded picture." The patent application was filed on July 10, 2007 (12/309,066). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,363,724.PN.&OS=PN/8,363,724&RS=PN/8,363,724 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Henkel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Henkel, Duesseldorf, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,362,125) developed by five co-inventors for a hot melt adhesive. The co-inventors are Lie-Zhong Gong, Bridgewater, N.J., Dale L. Haner, Ringwood, N.J., Charles W. Paul, Madison, N.J., Qiwei He, Belle Mead, N.J., and Abhi Narthana, Belle Mead, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Hot melt packaging adhesives comprising a base polymer component, a tackifier component and a wax component, which wax component comprises a soy wax, and are described." The patent application was filed on April 3, 2007 (11/732,242). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,362,125.PN.&OS=PN/8,362,125&RS=PN/8,362,125 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Janssen Pharmaceutica Assigned Patent for Azetidinyl Diamides as Monoacylglycerol Lipase Inhibitors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Janssen Pharmaceutica, Beerse, Belgium, has been assigned a patent (8,362,001) developed by fourteen co-inventors for an "azetidinyl diamides as monoacylglycerol lipase inhibitors." The co-inventors are Haiyan Bian, Princeton, N.J., Kristen Chevalier, Collegeville, Pa., Jose Clemente, Spring House, Pa., Pete Connolly, Spring House, Pa., Chris Flores, Spring House, Pa., Shu-Chen Lin, Doylestown, Pa., Li Liu, Doylestown, Pa., John Mabus, East Greenville, Pa., Mark Macielag, Spring House, Pa., Mark McDonnell, Lansdale, Pa., Philip Pitis, North Wales, Pa., Yue-Mei Zhang, Spring House, Pa., Sui-Po Zhang, Radnor, Pa., and Bin Zhu, Spring House, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are compounds, compositions and methods for treating various diseases, syndromes, conditions and disorders, including pain. Such compounds are represented by Formula (I) as follows: ##STR00001## wherein Y, Z, R.sup.1, and s are defined herein." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2010 (12/765,487). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,362,001.PN.&OS=PN/8,362,001&RS=PN/8,362,001 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent for Quantum Well Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,362,461) developed by Kirk William Baldwin, Murray Hill, N.J., Loren N. Pfeiffer, Harding, N.J., and Kenneth William West, Mendham Township, N.J., for a quantum well device.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus includes a primary planar quantum well and a planar distribution of dopant atoms. The primary planar quantum well is formed by a lower barrier layer, a central well layer on the lower barrier layer, and an upper barrier layer on the central well layer. Each of the layers is a semiconductor layer. One of the barrier layers has a secondary planar quantum well and is located between the planar distribution of dopant atoms and the central well layer. The primary planar quantum well may be undoped or substantially undoped, e.g., intrinsic semiconductor." The patent application was filed on May 28, 2010 (12/789,987). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,362,461.PN.&OS=PN/8,362,461&RS=PN/8,362,461 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Thomson Licensing Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Reduced Resolution Partitioning ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Thomson Licensing, Boulogne-Billancourt, France, has been assigned a patent (8,363,936) developed by Oscar Divorra Escoda, Princeton, N.J., and Peng Yin, West Windsor, N.J., for a "method and apparatus for reduced resolution partitioning." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There are provided methods and apparatus for reduced resolution partitioning. An apparatus includes an encoder for encoding video data using adaptive tree-based frame partitioning, wherein partitions are obtained from a combination of top-down tree partitioning and bottom-up tree joining." The patent application was filed on Aug. 16, 2007 (12/310,090). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,363,936.PN.&OS=PN/8,363,936&RS=PN/8,363,936 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Novartis Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Novartis, Basel, Switzerland, has been assigned a patent (8,362,294) developed by Lauren G. Monovich, Belmont, Mass., and Benjamin Biro Mugrage, Cranberry, N.J., for a phenylacetic acid derivatives.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Compounds of formula (I) pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, and pharmaceutically acceptable esters thereof; which are useful for the treatment of COX-2 dependent disorders. ##STR00001##." The patent application was filed on June 25, 2007 (12/305,531). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,362,294.PN.&OS=PN/8,362,294&RS=PN/8,362,294 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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