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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Feb. 15)

[February 15, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Feb. 15)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property II Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- AT&T Intellectual Property II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,374,447) developed by Barin Geoffry Haskell, Tinton Falls, N.J., Atul Puri, Riverdale, N.Y., and Robert Lewis Schmidt, Howell, N.J., for a "method and apparatus to prioritize video information during coding and decoding." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus prioritizing video information during coding and decoding. Video information is received and an element of the video information, such as a visual object, video object layer, video object plane or keyregion, is identified. A priority is assigned to the identified element and the video information is encoded into a bitstream, such as a visual bitstream encoded using the MPEG-4 standard, including an indication of the priority of the element. The priority information can then be used when decoding the bitstream to reconstruct the video information." The patent application was filed on July 13, 2011 (13/181,965). 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=8,374,447&OS=8,374,447&RS=8,374,447 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.



*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,374,454) developed by Sen Wang, Rchester, N.Y., for a "detection of objects using range information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for detecting objects and background in digital images using range information includes receiving the digital image representing a scene; identifying range information associated with the digital image and including distances of pixels in the scene from a known reference location; generating a cluster map based at least upon an analysis of the range information and the digital image, the cluster map grouping pixels of the digital image by their distances from a viewpoint; identifying objects in the digital image based at least upon an analysis of the cluster map and the digital image; and storing an indication of the identified objects in a processor-accessible memory system." The patent application was filed on July 28, 2009 (12/510,431). 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=8,374,454&OS=8,374,454&RS=8,374,454 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,374,343) developed by Mark Lindemann, Pleasantville, N.Y., Ronald Perez, Mount Kisco, N.Y., and Sean William Smith, Hanover, N.H., for a "DES hardware throughput for short operations." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for executing a symmetric key cryptographic method includes a processor selecting data paths, a key, an initialization vector, a memory storing batched operation parameters, a bus connected to the processor and the memory, a cryptographic processor connected to the bus and controlled by the processor for performing a plurality of operations according to the operations parameter, wherein data for each operation is received individually and separately from the batched operation parameters, wherein an output for each operation is transmitted separately, and a pair of first-in-first-out (FIFO) state machines controlled by the processor and selectably connected to one of the cryptographic processor and the bus, bypassing the cryptographic processor." The patent application was filed on April 18, 2008 (12/106,013). 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=8,374,343&OS=8,374,343&RS=8,374,343 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Polytechnic Institute of New York University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,374,386) developed by Sevinc Bayram, Brooklyn, N.Y., Husrev Taha Sencar, Lyndhurst, N.J., and Nasir Memon, Holmdel, N.J., for a "sensor fingerprint matching in large image and video databases." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Several promising techniques have been recently proposed to bind an image or video to its source acquisition device. These techniques have been intensively studied to address performance issues, but the computational efficiency aspect has not been given due consideration. Considering very large databases, the efficiency of the sensor fingerprint based source device identification technique is described. Novel schemes that improve search complexity as compared to a conventional approach are described." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2011 (13/015,451). 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=8,374,386&OS=8,374,386&RS=8,374,386 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Research Foundation of State University of New York Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Research Foundation of State University of New York, Binghamton, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,374,371) developed by Ronald N. Miles, Newark Valley, N.Y., for a miniature non-directional microphone.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A miniature microphone comprising a diaphragm compliantly suspended over an enclosed air volume having a vent port is provided, wherein an effective stiffness of the diaphragm with respect to displacement by acoustic vibrations is controlled principally by the enclosed air volume and the port. The microphone may be formed using silicon microfabrication techniques and has sensitivity to sound pressure substantially unrelated to the size of the diaphragm over a broad range of realistic sizes. The diaphragm is rotatively suspend for movement through an arc in response to acoustic vibrations, for example by beams or tabs, and has a surrounding perimeter slit separating the diaphragm from its support structure. The air volume behind the diaphragm provides a restoring spring force for the diaphragm. The microphone's sensitivity is related to the air volume, perimeter slit, and stiffness of the diaphragm and its mechanical supports, and not the area of the diaphragm." The patent application was filed on March 3, 2011 (13/039,994). 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=8,374,371&OS=8,374,371&RS=8,374,371 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Detecting and Preventing Overheating in Power Connectors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,373,959) developed by four co-inventors for "detecting and preventing overheating in power connectors." The co-inventors are Joseph Kuczynski, Rochester, Minn., Melissa K. Miller, Durham, N.C., Heidi Williams, Cary, N.C., and Jing Zhang, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus directed to detecting and preventing excessive heating in power connectors is disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes a power connector having an array of pins. A circuit board, such as a midplane of a blade server chassis, has an array of electrical vias passing through the circuit board that are arranged to receive the array of pins and at least one heat flux sensor positioned on one of the vias at the back of the midplane. The heat flux sensor is configured for generating an electrical signal in relation to an applied heat flux. A controller in communication with the heat flux sensor is configured for powering off the electrical power supply in response to the electrical signal reaching a setpoint corresponding to a selected heat flux threshold." The patent application was filed on Sept. 8, 2009 (12/555,583). 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=8,373,959&OS=8,373,959&RS=8,373,959 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for System and Method for Selecting a Proof Printer for a Given Production Printer ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,373,894) developed by David C. Robinson, Penfield, N.Y., for a "system and method for selecting a proof printer for a given production printer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for selecting a printing device for printing a proof is provided. The method entails providing a production printer and a plurality of remote proof printers and computing a native color gamut covered by the production printer and the plurality of remote proof printers. The method includes calculating a gamut intersection volume between the production printer and the plurality of remote proof printers and comparing the gamut intersection volume between the production printer and the plurality of remote proof printers. The method further include presenting a rating of the plurality of proof printers, the rating configured to provide data pertaining to the gamut intersection volume difference between each of the plurality of proof printers and the production printer." The patent application was filed on May 9, 2006 (11/430,392). 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=8,373,894&OS=8,373,894&RS=8,373,894 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,373,010) developed by four co-inventors for "methods to produce 3,3,3-trifluoropropene." The co-inventors are Daniel C. Merkel, Orchard Park, N.Y., Konstantin A. Pokrovski, Orchard Park, N.Y., Hsueh Sung Tung, Getzville, N.Y., and Selma Bektesevic, Williamsville, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a process for the preparation of 3,3,3-trifluoropropene comprising the steps of; (1) fluorination of 240fa to form 245fa; (2) conversion of 245fa to a cis/trans mixture of 1234ze; (3) hydrogenation of the cis/trans mixture of 1234ze to form 254fb ; and (4) dehydrofluorination of 254fb to produce 3,3,3-trifluoropropene. Alternatively or additionally, a second process for the preparation of the desired compound comprises the following steps; (1) fluorination of HCC-240fa to form HCFC-244fa; (2) conversion of 244fa to a cis/trans mixture of HFO-1234ze; (3) hydrogenation of the cis/trans mixture of 1234ze to form HFC-254fb; and (4) dehydrofluorination of 254fb to produce 3,3,3-trifluoropropene." The patent application was filed on Sept. 3, 2010 (12/875,170). 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=83,73,010.PN.&OS=PN/83,73,010&RS=PN/83,73,010 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,373,895) developed by Zhigang Fan, Webster, N.Y., Francis K. Tse, Rochester, N.Y., and Robert E. Nuuja, Rochester, N.Y., for a "prevention of unauthorized copying or scanning." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for embedding "no-scan" or "no-copy" information in a document border includes encoding information as a plurality of data carrying dot pair patterns. For each page of a document to be rendered, the method includes determining whether the border area is blank. If found not blank the border area is cleared. Each of the plurality of data carrying dot patterns is embedded in the blank border area of the document page. The document page with the embedded data carrying dot patterns is then rendered, where each data carrying dot is too small to be visually noticeable." The patent application was filed on Nov. 21, 2008 (12/276,034). 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=8,373,895&OS=8,373,895&RS=8,373,895 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften, Munich, Germany, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., and Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Mass., have been assigned a patent (8,372,968) developed by Thomas Tuschl, New York, Sayda Mahgoub Elbashir, Cambridge, Mass., and Winfried Lendeckel, Hohengandern, Germany, for "RNA interference mediating small RNA molecules." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) induces sequence-specific post-transcriptional gene silencing in many organisms by a process known as RNA interference (RNAi). Using a Drosophila in vitro system, we demonstrate that 19-23 nt short RNA fragments are the sequence-specific mediators of RNAi. The short interfering RNAs (siRNAs) are generated by an RNase III-like processing reaction from long dsRNA. Chemically synthesized siRNA duplexes with overhanging 3' ends mediate efficient target RNA cleavage in the lysate, and the cleavage site is located near the center of the region spanned by the guiding siRNA. Furthermore, we provide evidence that the direction of dsRNA processing determines whether sense or antisense target RNA can be cleaved by the produced siRNP complex." The patent application was filed on Aug. 7, 2009 (12/537,602). 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=83,72,968.PN.&OS=PN/83,72,968&RS=PN/83,72,968 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Wyeth Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Wyeth, Madison, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,372,995) developed by five co-inventors for "crystalline solid forms of tigecycline and methods of preparing same." The co-inventors are Lalitha Krishnan, Suffern, N.Y., Subodh S. Deshmukh, White Plains, N.Y., Anthony Hadfield, St. Petersburg, Fla., W. James Huang, Hillsborough, N.J., and Mannching Sherry Ku, Thiells, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Crystalline solid forms of tigecycline, Form I, Form II, Form III, Form IV, and Form V, compositions comprising these crystalline solid forms, and processes for preparing these crystalline solid forms are described herein." The patent application was filed on May 25, 2006 (11/440,032). 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=83,72,995.PN.&OS=PN/83,72,995&RS=PN/83,72,995 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Ricoh Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Ricoh, Tokyo, and Ricoh Americas, West Caldwell, N.J., have been assigned a patent (8,373,868) developed by Hiroshi Kitada, Tuckahoe, N.Y., for a "system and method to allow the removal and addition of functions on a multi-function printer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and device for invoking a set of services corresponding to a plug-in application installed on an image handling device. The method including launching a host application of an image handling device, accessing a configuration file of the image handling device, launching the at least one plug-in based on the information regarding the activation of each service and presenting a graphical interface that includes a graphical indicia of each activated service corresponding to each activated plug-in." The patent application was filed on Jan. 31, 2007 (11/669,746). 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=8,373,868&OS=8,373,868&RS=8,373,868 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Solar Power Generation Stabilization System and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,373,312) developed by Kathleen Ann O'Brien, Niskayuna, N.Y., and Robert William Delmerico, Clifton Park, N.Y., for a "solar power generation stabilization system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A power generation system including a photovoltaic (PV) module to generate DC power is provided. The system includes a combination of a DC to DC converter and a DC to AC converter coupled to the DC to DC converter for supplying power from the PV module to a power grid. The system further includes a bidirectional converter and an energy storage device coupled to the bidirectional converter. The system also includes a control system to generate commands for controlling a state of charge of the energy storage device. The control system comprises a deadband limiter to detect a deviation of the frequency signal outside of a respective signal range, a power shaper to provide a transient power generation adjustment signal in response to the signal being outside of the respective signal range and a limit controller for preventing the adjustment signal from causing the energy storage device to operate outside of at least one operating constraint." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2009 (12/565,004). 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=8,373,312&OS=8,373,312&RS=8,373,312 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Techniques for Analyzing Performance of Solar Panels and Solar Cells Using Infrared Diagnostics ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,373,758) developed by four co-inventors for "techniques for analyzing performance of solar panels and solar cells using infrared diagnostics." The co-inventors are Supratik Guha, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Yves C. Martin, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Robert L. Sandstrom, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Theodore Gerard van Kessel, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for analyzing performance of solar panels and/or cells are provided. In one aspect, a method for analyzing an infrared thermal image taken using an infrared camera is provided. The method includes the following steps. The infrared thermal image is converted to temperature data. Individual elements are isolated in the infrared thermal image. The temperature data for each isolated element is tabulated. A performance status of each isolated element is determined based on the tabulated temperature data. The individual elements can include solar panels and/or solar cells. In another aspect, an infrared diagnostic system is provided. The infrared diagnostic system includes an infrared camera which can be remotely positioned relative to one or more elements to be imaged; and a computer configured to receive thermal images from the infrared camera, via a communication link, and analyze the thermal images." The patent application was filed on Nov. 11, 2009 (12/616,683). 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=8,373,758&OS=8,373,758&RS=8,373,758 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Interconnect Structure with an Oxygen-doped SiC Antireflective Coating and Method of Fabrication ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,373,271) developed by five co-inventors for an "interconnect structure with an oxygen-doped SiC antireflective coating and method of fabrication." The co-inventors are Dario L. Goldfarb, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., Ranee W. Kwong, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Qinghuang Lin, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Deborah A. Neumayer, Danbury, Conn., and Hosadurga Shobha, Niskayuna, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An interconnect structure is provided that includes at least one patterned and cured photo-patternable low k material located on a surface of a patterned and cured oxygen-doped SiC antireflective coating (ARC). A conductively filled region is located within the at least one patterned and cured photo-patternable low k material and the patterned and cured oxygen-doped SiC ARC. The oxygen-doped SiC ARC, which is a thin layer (i.e., less than 400 angstroms), does not produce standing waves that may degrade the diffusion barrier and the electrically conductive feature that are embedded within the patterned and cured photo-patternable low k dielectric material and, as such, structural integrity is maintained. Furthermore, since a thin oxygen-doped SiC ARC is employed, the plasma etch process time used to open the material stack of the ARC/dielectric cap can be reduced, thus reducing potential plasma damage to the patterned and cured photo-patternable low k material. Also, the oxygen-doped SiC ARC can withstand current BEOL processing conditions." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2010 (12/788,912). 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=8,373,271&OS=8,373,271&RS=8,373,271 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,374,581) developed by Robert Ellis Chapman Jr., Raleigh, N.C., Edith Helen Stern, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Barry E. Willner, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., for a "wireless communications device and method for use with telephone network edge node providing privacy." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wireless device connects to one or more network node devices that are in turn connected to one or more wirelines. The wireless device has one or more wireless signal generators supporting one or more of the wireless connections and one or more memories to store an identifier. One or more negotiators negotiate with the network node device in order to establish a connection to one or more wirelines connected to the network node and a requesting process requests bridging to a call in progress." The patent application was filed on April 20, 2007 (11/738,025). 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=8,374,581.PN.&OS=PN/8,374,581&RS=PN/8,374,581 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Interactive Display Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,373,665) developed by Liam D. Comerford, Carmel, N.Y., for an interactive display device.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Computing devices are disclosed which include a digitizer and a display, wherein the digitizer and the display are mounted on opposite surfaces of the device. For example, a computing device such as portable hand held device includes a display mounted on a front surface of the device and a digitizer is mounted on a rear surface of the device, wherein the digitizer receives a pointing action to be displayed on the display and wherein locations on a digitizer surface are mapped to locations on the display surface so that a user may easily indicate locations or objects on a screen without obscuring the user's view of the screen." The patent application was filed on July 26, 2007 (11/828,685). 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=8,373,665&OS=8,373,665&RS=8,373,665 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Methods and Systems for Direct Current Power Transmission ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,373,307) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and systems for direct current power transmission." The co-inventors are Christof Martin Sihler, Hallbergmoos, Germany, Robert Roesner, Unterfoehring, Germany, Kiruba Sivasubramaniam Haran, Clifton Park, N.Y., and Sumit Bose, Niskayuna, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A direct current (DC) power transmission system is described. The DC power transmission system includes a first plurality of series connected power collection systems and at least one superconducting DC conductor coupled to the plurality of series connected power collection systems and configured to transmit power generated by the plurality of power collection systems to a remote load." The patent application was filed on May 26, 2011 (13/116,652). 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=8,373,307&OS=8,373,307&RS=8,373,307 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Write Bandwidth in a Memory Characterized by a Variable Write Time ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,374,040) developed by John A. Bivens, Ossining, N.Y., Michele M. Franceschini, White Plains, N.Y., and Luis A. Lastras-Montano, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., for "write bandwidth in a memory characterized by a variable write time." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A memory system that includes a plurality of memory arrays having memory cells characterized by a variable write time. The memory system also includes a memory bus configured to receive write commands, and a plurality of data buffers configured to communicate with the memory arrays. The memory system further includes an address buffer configured to communicate with the memory arrays to store the write addresses. A mechanism configured to receive a write command and to split a data line received with the write command into a number of parts is also included in the memory system. The parts of the data line are stored in different data buffers and the writing of the parts of the data line to memory arrays at the write address is initiated. The write command is completed when write completion signals specifying the write address have been received from all of the memory arrays." The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2011 (13/034,936). 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=8,374,040&OS=8,374,040&RS=8,374,040 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Holographic Enterprise Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,373,698) developed by Donna N. Dillenberger, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Michael J. Osias, Westtown, N.Y., for a holographic enterprise network.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method, program product and service for implementing a holographic enterprise network. A system for providing an interface between an operations center and a three dimensional (3D) virtual simulator system capable of rendering holographic images of the operations center is disclosed. Included is a holographic enterprise interface having a translation system for translating standard enterprise data associated with the operations center and 3D holographic data. Also enclosed is a communications manager for managing parallel communications between the holographic enterprise interface and a 3D data processing infrastructure having a holographic bus." The patent application was filed on May 10, 2007 (11/747,147). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,373,698&OS=8,373,698&RS=8,373,698 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,374,533) developed by Thomas Edward Higgins, Fairport, N.Y., and Kenneth Wayne Luff, Walworth, N.Y., for a "method to automate a transfer assist blade device timing adjustment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "When calibrating a transfer assist blade (TAB) in a printer, toner patches are formed on a photoreceptor belt in the printer at locations between sheets of paper. The TAB is partially deployed between paper sheets to pick up toner, and then deployed normally or with a delay to mark the back sides of the sheets. A processor evaluates distances between TAB touchdown and liftoff points and leading and trailing edges of the sheets, and calibrates the TAB to optimize the TAB timing. Additionally, test prints can be generated, each having slightly varied TAB calibration settings that are stored in a non-volatile memory (NVM) table. A user enters an identification number for a test print with the best calibration settings. The processor looks up calibration settings corresponding to the entered identification number and moves NVM settings from the table into operational locations in the system NVM to calibrate the printer." The patent application was filed on Oct. 27, 2010 (12/913,051). 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=8,374,533.PN.&OS=PN/8,374,533&RS=PN/8,374,533 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EcoEarthEnergy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- EcoEarthEnergy, Lithia, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,373,394) developed by Henry N. Huta, Lithia, Fla., Stephen R. Phillips, Fairport, N.Y., and Robert E. Morgan, Lithia, Fla., for a "system and method for power factor correction." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for dynamically adjusting capacitance added in parallel to an electrical line input for improving efficiency of an electrical system. A microprocessor monitors in real time the current and voltage wave forms of a system and selects the optimum amount of capacitance from a bank of capacitors of different values. The system is implemented at the utility transformer to encourage adoption of the device by utility companies and customers." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2009 (12/579,055). 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=8,373,394.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,394&RS=PN/8,373,394 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sendyne Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Sendyne, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,373,408) developed by Victor Marten, Flushing, N.Y., for a "high precision algorithmically assisted voltage divider with fault detection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, an algorithm, and circuits for implementation of a high-accuracy voltage divider are described that include a capability of fault detection. The disclosure allows for correction of non-catastrophic faults, such as significant changes of the components' values. The performance of the circuit built as described is vastly superior to operations achievable with the modern-day components utilized in previous standard and known configurations." The patent application was filed on Feb. 22, 2012 (13/635,907). 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=8,373,408.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,408&RS=PN/8,373,408 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Electro Industries/GaugeTech Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Electro Industries/GaugeTech, Westbury, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,373,407) developed by Tibor Banhegyesi, Baldwin, N.Y., for an "intelligent electronic device having improved analog output resolution." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus provides improved resolution in an analog signal, relative to the resolution of a digital-to-analog converter producing the signal. In one embodiment, a digital electrical power and energy meter varies a digital input to a digital-to-analog converter such that an average of the output of the digital-to-analog converter indicates a value with greater resolution than the instantaneous resolution of the digital-to-analog converter." The patent application was filed on March 26, 2008 (12/055,493). 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=8,373,407.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,407&RS=PN/8,373,407 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Structure and Method for Replacement Gate MOSFET with Self-aligned Contact Using Sacrificial Mandrel Dielectric ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,373,239) developed by Shahab Siddiqui, White Plains, N.Y., Michael P. Chudzik, Danbury, Conn., and Carl J. Radens, Lagrangeville, N.Y., for a "structure and method for replacement gate MOSFET with self-aligned contact using sacrificial mandrel dielectric." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure provides a method for forming a semiconductor device that includes forming a replacement gate structure overlying a channel region of a substrate. A mandrel dielectric layer is formed overlying source and drain regions of the substrate. The replacement gate structure is removed to provide an opening exposing the channel region of the substrate. A functional gate structure is formed over the channel region including a work function metal layer. A protective cap structure is formed over the functional gate structure. At least one via is etched through the mandrel dielectric layer selective to the protective cap structure to expose a portion of at least one of the source region and the drain region. A conductive fill is then formed in the vias to provide a contact to the at least one of the source region and the drain region." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2010 (12/795,962). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,373,239&OS=8,373,239&RS=8,373,239 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NTH Tech Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- NTH Tech, Churchville, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,373,206) developed by Michael Potter, Churchville, N.Y., for a "biosensor apparatuses and methods thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A biosensor has one or more field effect transistors each comprising a source region and a drain region separated by a channel region and a gate positioned offset and spaced from the channel region. The biosensor also has one or more molecular probes coupled to at least one of the channel region and the offset gate, the one or more molecular probes configured to mate with at least one target. A method for detection of a target is also disclosed. One or more targets are immobilized as an electric field shunt between an offset gate and a channel region for one or more biosensors. A target measurement value is determined in proportion to a number of the one or more biosensors having the electric field shunt." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2010 (12/839,968). 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=8,373,206&OS=8,373,206&RS=8,373,206 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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