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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Jersey (Nov. 9)
[November 09, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Jersey (Nov. 9)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New Jersey.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,306,159) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and system for decoding single antenna interference cancellation (SAIC) and redundancy processing adaptation using burst process." The co-inventors are Arie Heiman, Rannana, Israel, Huaiyu Hanks Zeng, Red Bank, N.J., Jie Lai, Belle Mead, N.J., Yueheng Sun, Manalapan, N.J., Nelson Sollenberger, Farmingdale, N.J., and Yossy Pruzanski, Ramat Gan, Israel.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Aspects of a method and system for decoding single antenna interference cancellation (SAIC) and redundancy processing adaptation using burst process are provided. A wireless receiver may decode bit sequences based on a first decoding algorithm that may utilize redundancy in the data and that may impose physical constraints. The receiver may also decode a received bit sequence based on a second decoding algorithm that utilizes SAIC. Received data may be processed in a burst process portion in either decoding algorithm. Burst processed data from one of the decoding algorithms may be selected based on signal-to-noise ratio and/or received signal level measurements. The selected burst processed data may be communicated to a frame processing portion of the corresponding decoding algorithm." The patent application was filed on Sept. 13, 2010 (12/880,827). 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=8,306,159&OS=8,306,159&RS=8,306,159 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property II Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- AT&T Intellectual Property II, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,306,190) developed by Marian Croak, Fair Haven, N.J., and Hossein Eslambolchi, Los Altos Hills, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for enabling communications assistance for law enforcement act services." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention enables packet-switched network providers, e.g., VoIP network providers, to use commonly deployed components and capabilities to support surveillance services, e.g., CALEA services. Specifically, signaling and media streams that flow through Border Elements can be forked and simultaneously redirected to a surveillance server, a CALEA Server in addition to the terminating endpoint. Additionally, a Media Server (MS) can unobtrusively join a third leg to a communication media path between the CALEA Server and the two, calling party and called party, endpoints. A CALEA Server provides the ability to identify and collect content of voice telephone calls traversing the VoIP Network, as mandated by the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act." The patent application was filed on Nov. 24, 2009 (12/625,465). 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=8,306,190&OS=8,306,190&RS=8,306,190 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.


*** Broadcom Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Processing Image Data ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,306,122) developed by Larry Pearlstein, Newtown, Pa., and Richard K. Sita, Audubon, N.J., for a "method and apparatus for processing image data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus of processing image data comprises receiving a video data signal where each pixel is represented by one or more digitized components, each digitized component being represented by a first set of binary digits and a second set of binary digits. The first set of binary digits is stored in a first memory plane and the second set of binary digits is stored in a second memory plane. The first set of binary digits is extracted and undergoes first and second processing. The second set of binary digits is extracted and undergoes second processing." The patent application was filed on June 23, 2008 (12/144,018). 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=8,306,122&OS=8,306,122&RS=8,306,122 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sirius XM Radio Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Sirius XM Radio, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,306,145) developed by Carl Scarpa, Plainsboro, N.J., Edward Schell, Jackson, N.J., and Christopher Strolle, Fort Washington, Pa., for an "overlay modulation of COFDM using phase and amplitude offset carriers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are presented for transmitting additional data over preexisting differential COFDM signals by modulating existing data carriers with a phase and an amplitude offset. In exemplary embodiments of the present invention, additional data capacity can be achieved for an COFDM signal which is completely backwards compatible with existing satellite broadcast communications systems. In exemplary embodiments of the present invention additional information can be overlayed on an existing signal as a combination of amplitude and phase offset from the original QPSK symbols, applied for each information bit of the overlay data. With two additional levels of modulation, a receiver can demodulate the information from each of the previous stages and combine the information into a suitable format for soft decoding. The first stage of demodulation will be recovery of overlay data from the amplitude modulated D8PSK. Because other amplitude variations due to multi-path are also expected, the data gathered from the FFT in the receiver must be equalized to the channel conditions. After channel equalization has been performed, soft overlay data can then be derived from the distance off the unit circle. In order to recover the phase modulated overlay data, the equalized symbols must first be differentially demodulated and corrected for any common phase error offset. After common phase removal, overlay phase information can be obtained." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2009 (12/416,027). 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=8,306,145&OS=8,306,145&RS=8,306,145 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** PD-LD Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- PD-LD, Pennington, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,306,088) developed by Boris Leonidovich Volodin, West Windsor, N.J., and Vladimir Sinisa Ban, Princeton, N.J., for a "bragg grating elements for the conditioning of laser emission characteristics." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and methods for altering one or more spectral, spatial, or temporal characteristics of a light-emitting device are disclosed. Generally, such apparatus may include a volume Bragg grating (VBG) element that receives input light generated by a light-emitting device, conditions one or more characteristics of the input light, and causes the light-emitting device to generate light having the one or more characteristics of the conditioned light." The patent application was filed on April 19, 2006 (11/407,795). 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=8,306,088&OS=8,306,088&RS=8,306,088 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I, University of New York Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, and the University of New York, Albany, N.Y., have been assigned a patent (8,305,194) developed by Eric Noel, Holmdel, N.J., Kitming Wendy Tang, Stony Brook, N.Y., and Jaewook Yu, Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., for a "collision resolution protocol for mobile RFID tag identification." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The performance of a radio frequency identification (RFID) system is improved by a protocol that eliminates collisions between signals generated by a) RFID tags that the RFID reader has already identified as being in its interrogation zone and b) RFID tags that are newly arrived and thus that the reader has not yet identified. This is illustratively accomplished by the use of separate identification and access frames. It is during the identification frame that newly arrived tags become identified by the reader. Although there may be collisions during the identification frame, those collisions are only among newly arrived tags. The already-identified tags communicate with the reader during respective time slots of the access frame, so that they neither collide with each other nor with the newly arrived tags." The patent application was filed on Nov. 6, 2008 (12/291,129). 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=8,305,194.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,194&RS=PN/8,305,194 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Achronix Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Achronix Semiconductor, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,305,124) developed by four co-inventors for a reset signal distribution. The co-inventors are Ravi Kurlagunda, Fremont, Calif., Ravi Sunkavalli, Milpitas, Calif., Vijay Bantval, Cherry Hill, N.J., and Rahul Nimaiyar, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, circuits and systems may operate to generate a reset signal at an input reset block and synchronously distribute the reset signal, via a number of pipelined reset blocks, to multiple ports of a core circuit. The reset signal may be transmitted successively to each of the pipelined reset blocks to provide delayed reset signals having delay times. The delay times may be based on locations of the pipelined reset blocks in the reset circuit. One or more of the delayed reset signals may be programmably coupled to one or more ports of the core circuit. Additional methods, circuits, and systems are disclosed." The patent application was filed on Dec. 2, 2011 (13/310,382). 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=8,305,124.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,124&RS=PN/8,305,124 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Vonage Network Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Vonage Network, Holmdel, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,306,202) developed by Jeffrey Citron, Holmdel, N.J., and Louis Mamakos, Lawrenceville, N.J., for a "method and system for customized caller identification." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for customized caller identification and call routing are disclosed. A disclosed method of providing customized caller identification information for a phone call includes associating a first phone number in a database with a plurality of user specified identifications, selecting one of the plurality of user specified identifications in response to the phone call placed from the first phone number to a second phone number as a function of the second phone number, and providing the selected one of the plurality of identifications to a device associated with the second telephone number." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2006 (11/594,733). 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=8,306,202.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,202&RS=PN/8,306,202 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,306,200) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for processing of a toll free call service alarm." The co-inventors are Paritosh Bajpay, Edison, N.J., Mojgan Dardashti, Holmdel, N.J., Zhiqiang Qian, Holmdel, N.J., and Michael John Zinnikas, North Brunswick, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for automatic processing of toll free call service alarms are disclosed. For example, the method receives a trouble ticket by a service provider for a toll free call service alarm, and retrieves a calling to number and a calling from number from the trouble ticket. The method determines if the service provider is a responsible organization for the toll free call service for the calling to number, and determines if a customer network for the toll free call service is active if the service provider is the responsible organization for the toll free call service. The method notifies a work center if the customer network is not active." The patent application was filed on July 17, 2008 (12/175,228). 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=8,306,200.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,200&RS=PN/8,306,200 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** SRI International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,305,430) developed by Taragay Oskiper, East Windsor, N.J., John Fields, Princeton Junction, N.J., and Rakesh Kumar, West Windsor, N.J., for a "system and method for multi-camera visual odometry." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A visual odometry system and method for a fixed or known calibration of an arbitrary number of cameras in monocular configuration is provided. Images collected from each of the cameras in this distributed aperture system have negligible or absolutely no overlap. The relative pose and configuration of the cameras with respect to each other are assumed to be known and provide a means for determining the three-dimensional poses of all the cameras constrained in any given single camera pose. The cameras may be arranged in different configurations for different applications and are made suitable for mounting on a vehicle or person undergoing general motion. A complete parallel architecture is provided in conjunction with the implementation of the visual odometry method, so that real-time processing can be achieved on a multi-CPU system." The patent application was filed on Sept. 18, 2006 (11/532,897). 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=8,305,430&OS=8,305,430&RS=8,305,430 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AMICUS Therapeutics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- AMICUS Therapeutics, Cranbury, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,304,429) developed by Robert Boyd, Horsham, Pa., and Gary Lee, West Windsor, N.J., for "methods for preventing and/or treating degenerative disorders of the central nervous system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides methods for preventing and/or treating degenerative disorders of the central nervous system using 5-(fluoromethyl)piperidine-3,4-diol, 5-(chloromethyl)piperidine-3,4-diol, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or prodrug thereof, or any combination of two or more thereof. In particular, the present invention provides methods for preventing and/or treating Parkinson's disease." The patent application was filed on April 9, 2010 (12/757,144). 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=8,304,429&OS=8,304,429&RS=8,304,429 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intersil Americas Assigned Patent for Controller and Driver Communication for Switching Regulators ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Intersil Americas, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,305,067) developed by Chun Cheung, Brooklyn, N.Y., Weihong Qui, San Jose, Calif., and Robert Isham, Flemington, N.J., for a "controller and driver communication for switching regulators." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Pulse width modulation (PWM) controllers and output stage driver circuits and related methods of communicating switching regulator mode information. The controller includes circuitry that recognizes intervals when the load driven by the regulator is in a low power mode. Responsive to recognizing the low power mode, the controller generates a PWM mode signal having at least three (3) different levels including at least one intermediate level that is coupled to at least one driver. Based on the PWM mode signal, the regulator is switched into a power saving low power operational mode." The patent application was filed on Feb. 11, 2011 (13/025,471). 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=8,305,067.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,067&RS=PN/8,305,067 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** HRL Laboratories Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- HRL Laboratories, Malibu, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,305,154) developed by Randall Kubena, Oak Park, Calif., and Yook-Kong Yong, Princeton, N.J., for a "parametrically driven quartz UHF oscillator." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is a piezoelectric crystal oscillator using parametric amplification to enhance the Q. Parametric amplification is accomplished by driving the same region of the crystal as used for the oscillator with an overtone of the crystal resonator." The patent application was filed on Nov. 24, 2010 (12/954,475). 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=8,305,154.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,154&RS=PN/8,305,154 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intersil Americas Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Intersil Americas, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,305,070) developed by Salomon Vulih, Hillsborough, N.J., Timothy Maher, Branchburg, N.J., and Douglas M. Mattingly, Bahama, N.C., for a "programmable power supply controller and methodology for automatic phase adjustment of a PWM output signal." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A controller and methodology for a power supply are disclosed. The controller includes output channels for providing a pulse width modulation (PWM) voltage signal for driving a load, for example, a microprocessor. Each channel provides a portion of the PWM signal. The controller receives user input information and uses that information to automatically determine window sizes. A window size defines the maximum output current level for a given window. The controller uses feedback signals to determine the current being drawn by the load, and selects the number of windows and channels that are needed to adequately provide that current. The controller selectively activates and deactivates the output channels accordingly. In response a change in the user input information the controller automatically adjusts the window sizes." The patent application was filed on Aug. 20, 2010 (12/860,317). 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=8,305,070.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,070&RS=PN/8,305,070 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pall Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Pall, Port Washington, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,305,585) developed by four co-inventors for a "fiber-optic assay apparatus based on phase-shift interferometry." The co-inventors are Hong Tan, San Jose, Calif., Yushan Tan, Shanghai, China, Duan Jun Chen, East Brunswick, N.J., and Krista Leah Witte, Hayward, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and method for detecting the presence or amount or rate of binding of an analyte in a sample solution is disclosed. The apparatus includes an optical assembly having first and second reflecting surfaces separated by a distance "d" greater than 50 nm, where the first surface is formed by a layer of analyte-binding molecules, and a light source for directing a beam of light onto said first and second reflecting surface. A detector in the apparatus operates to detect a change in the thickness of the first reflecting layer resulting from binding of analyte to the analyte-binding molecules, when the assembly is placed in the solution of analyte, by detecting a shift in phase of light waves reflected from the first and second surfaces." The patent application was filed on May 28, 2010 (12/790,736). 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=8,305,585&OS=8,305,585&RS=8,305,585 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Avaya Assigned Patent for Caller Recognition by Voice Messaging System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Avaya, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,306,191) developed by Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Freehold, N.J., and Michael J. Killian, Toms River, N.J., for a "caller recognition by voice messaging system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Voice analysis of a subscribers' greeting is used to assist with determining a true identity of a caller. When a greeting is recorded by the subscriber (e.g., the subscriber speaks their voice as part of their default greeting, or a custom greeting for a voice mail system), the system can analyze the greeting and create a voice signature or voiceprint of the greeting. This voiceprint information can be saved in the system and associated with the subscriber. When a subscriber changes their greeting that was previously analyzed to create a voiceprint, the messaging system can optionally analyze the newly recorded greeting to create a new voiceprint for the subscriber, with the system saving the new voiceprint in the system for future recognition tasks. This voiceprint is then used to identify the true identity of a caller that leaves a voice message." The patent application was filed on June 12, 2009 (12/483,674). 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=8,306,191.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,191&RS=PN/8,306,191 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent for Mismatched Pulse Compression Of nonlinear FM Signal ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,305,262) developed by Rao Nuthalapati, Delran, N.J., for a "mismatched pulse compression of nonlinear FM signal." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A signal processing method includes transforming a received NLFM waveform from a first domain to a second domain, multiplying the transform of the received NLFM waveform with a complex conjugate of a low-pass filtered and transformed reference signal, and inverse transforming a product of the multiplication from the second domain to the first domain." The patent application was filed on March 8, 2010 (12/719,060). 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=8,305,262&OS=8,305,262&RS=8,305,262 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Columbia University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Columbia University, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,305,247) developed by Kong-Pang Pun, Tsuen Wan, China, Shouri Chatterjee, New York, and Peter R. Kinget, Summit, N.J., for a "low voltage digital to analog converter, comparator and sigma-delta modulator circuits." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Circuits that operate with power supplies of less than 1 Volt are presented. More particularly, circuits that operate with supply voltages near or lower than the threshold voltage of the transistors in those circuits are presented. Various circuits embodiments such as operational transconductance amplifiers (1101, 1102, 1103), biasing circuits, integrators (1113, 1123, 1133), continuous-time sigma delta modulators, track-and-hold circuits, and others are presented. The techniques and circuits can be used in a wide range of applications and various transistors from metal-oxide-semiconductor to bipolar junction transistors may implement the techniques presented herein." The patent application was filed on Sept. 20, 2005 (11/663,378). 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=8,305,247&OS=8,305,247&RS=8,305,247 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Bristol-Myers Squibb Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,304,403) developed by 18 co-inventors for heterocyclic CETP inhibitors. The co-inventors are Mark E. Salvati, Lawrenceville, N.J., Heather Finlay, Skillman, N.J., Bang-Chi Chen, Plainsboro, N.J., Lalgudi S. Harikrishnan, Princeton, N.J., Ji Jiang, West Windsor, N.J., James A. Johnson, Pennington, N.J., Muthoni G. Kamau, Lawrenceville, N.J., R. Michael Lawrence, Yardley, Pa., Jianqing Li, Guilford, Conn., John Lloyd, Yardley, Pa., Michael M. Miller, Pennington, N.J., Zulan Pi, Pennington, N.J., Jennifer X. Qiao, Princeton, N.J., Richard A. Rampulla, Flemington, N.J., Jacques Y. Roberge, Princeton, N.J., Tammy C. Wang, Lawrenceville, N.J., Yufeng Wang, North Brunswick, N.J., and Wu Yang, Princeton Junction, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Compounds of formula Ia and Ib ##STR00001## and ##STR00002## wherein A, B, C and R.sub.1 are described herein." The patent application was filed on June 10, 2010 (12/797,760). 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=8,304,403&OS=8,304,403&RS=8,304,403 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Shire Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Shire, Florence, Ky., has been assigned a patent (8,304,420) developed by Richard Franklin, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Bernard T. Golding, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, and Peter A. Cicala, Flemington, N.J., for a "substituted quinazolines for reducing platelet count." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention relates to the discovery of prodrugs of 3-or 5-substituted analogues of the selective platelet lowering agent anagrelide which have reduced potential for cardiovascular side-effects and which should therefore lead to improved patient compliance and safety in the treatment of myeloproliferative diseases. More specifically, the present invention relates to prodrugs of certain imidazoquinazoline derivatives which have utility as platelet lowering agents in humans. The compounds of the present invention function by inhibiting the formation of blood platelets. An example of a compound of the present invention is methyl 2-(2-amino-5,6- dichloroquinazolin-3 (4H)-yl)-2-methylpropanoate or the 3,3-demethyl anagrelide open-ringed analog." The patent application was filed on Nov. 28, 2007 (11/946,536). 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=8,304,420&OS=8,304,420&RS=8,304,420 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Theaprin Pharmaceuticals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Theaprin Pharmaceuticals, Hauppauge, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,304,404) developed by Harry G. Brittain, Milford, N.J., and Philip V. Felice, Smithtown, N.Y., for "intravenous formulation with water-soluble cocrystals of acetylsalicylic acid and theanine." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An aspirin-theanine cocrystal composition including a quantity of acetylsalicylic acid and a quantity of a theanine enantiomer combined with the quantity of acetylsalicylic acid in a mixture. The theanine enantiomer may be L-theanine, D-theanine, or DL-theanine." The patent application was filed on April 5, 2012 (13/440,693). 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=8,304,404&OS=8,304,404&RS=8,304,404 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent for Radar with PRF Alteration on Receive ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,305,256) developed by Arul Manickam, Philadelphia, and Gregory P. Fonder, Tenafly, N.J., for a "radar with PRF alteration on receive." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A radar system achieves unambiguous target range at a given PRI, in conjunction with unambiguous Doppler, by transmitting CW-LFM pulses and then separating the return signal into subpulses, without requiring any modifications to the transmit waveform. The CW-LFM pulses may be contiguous. The return signals are bandpass-filtered to generate the subpulses, and downconverted to a common frequency such as baseband. Each downconverted subpulse is matched-filtered to the FM slope, and the resulting matched-filtered subpulses are time-aligned. The time-aligned subpulses are Doppler-filtered to determine target velocity." The patent application was filed on Feb. 9, 2010 (12/702,664). 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=8,305,256&OS=8,305,256&RS=8,305,256 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** HRD Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- HRD, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,304,584) developed by five co-inventors for a "method of making alkylene glycols." The co-inventors are Abbas Hassan, Sugar Land, Texas, Aziz Hassan, Sugar Land, Texas, Rayford G. Anthony, College Station, Texas, Krishnan Viswanathan, Houston, and Gregory G. Borsinger, Chatham, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Herein disclosed is a method of hydrating an alkylene oxide. In an embodiment, the method comprises (a) introducing an alkylene oxide into water to form a first stream; (b) flowing the first stream through a high shear device to produce a second stream; and (c) contacting the second stream with a catalyst in a reactor to hydrate the alkylene oxide and form an alkylene glycol. In some embodiments, alkylene oxide comprises ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, butylene oxide, or combinations thereof. In some embodiments, producing the second stream comprises an energy expenditure of at least about 1000 W/m.sup.3. In some embodiments, the catalyst comprises an amine, an acid catalyst, an organometallic compound, an alkali metal halide, a quaternary ammonium halide, zeolites, or combinations thereof. In some embodiments, the alkylene glycol comprises ethylene glycol." The patent application was filed on March 12, 2010 (12/723,221). 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=83,04,584.PN.&OS=PN/83,04,584&RS=PN/83,04,584 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, N.J., and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, The Woodlands, Texas, have been assigned a patent (8,304,577) developed by fourteen co-inventors for "modulators of G protein-coupled receptor 88." The co-inventors are Carolyn Diane Dzierba, Middletown, Conn., Richard A. Hartz, Middletown, Conn., Yingzhi Bi, Plainsboro, N.J., Vijay T. Ahuja, Middletown, Conn., Joanne J. Bronson, Durham, Conn., Kenneth Carson, Princeton, N.J., Giovanni Cianchetta, Lawrenceville, N.J., Michael Green, Easton, Pa., David Kimball, East Windsor, N.J., S. Roy Kimura, Stamford, Conn., Soojin Kwon, Haworth, N.J., John E. Macor, Guilford, Conn., Yulian Zhang, Yardley, Pa., and Greg Zipp, Robbinsville, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure is generally directed to compounds which can modulate G-protein coupled receptor 88, compositions comprising such compounds, and methods for modulating G-protein coupled receptor 88." The patent application was filed on Oct. 5, 2010 (12/898,016). 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=83,04,577.PN.&OS=PN/83,04,577&RS=PN/83,04,577 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Immunostics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Immunostics, Ocean, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,304,596) developed by Vincent LaStella, Clark, N.J., for a "fecal sampling device and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A fecal sample collecting device and method. The device of an embodiment includes a removable first layer, having primary and secondary apertures and a second layer having a releaseable adhesive on an inner surface that secures the first and second layers, a flap aligned with the primary aperture, and an integrally formed removable tab. The device also includes a sheet between the two layers. In a first configuration, the sheet is aligned with the primary aperture such that a sample is deposited thereon when the device is used to wipe one's anus, and the removable tab is aligned with the secondary aperture such that a second sample is deposited thereon. Subsequently, the first layer is discarded, thereby exposing the adhesive on the inner surface of the second layer. The device is placed in a second configuration by folding the inner surface upon itself. Thus, primary and secondary samples are enclosed." The patent application was filed on April 11, 2008 (12/101,813). 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=83,04,596.PN.&OS=PN/83,04,596&RS=PN/83,04,596 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Rohm and Haas Assigned Patent for Methods for Making Composites having Thermoplastic Properties from Recycled Crosslinked Polymer ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Rohm and Haas, Philadelphia, has been assigned a patent (8,304,460) developed by five co-inventors for "methods for making composites having thermoplastic properties from recycled crosslinked polymer." The co-inventors are Willie Lau, Lower Gwynedd, Pa., Donald C. Schall, Lansdale, Pa., Harry R. Heulings IV, Maple Shade, N.J., Kimberly B. Kosto, Maple Glen, Pa., and Joseph M. Rokowski, Barto, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides methods of making shapeable composites in the form of finely divided materials or articles and the materials and articles produced by the methods, the methods comprising forming mixtures by (i) treating an aqueous thermoplastic acrylic or vinyl polymer to increase the particle size thereof to a weight average particle size of 1 .mu.m or more, and, optionally, dewatering to form a crumb mixture; and (ii) combining a thermoplastic acrylic or vinyl polymer with one or more waste rubber vulcanizate having a sieve particle size ranging from 10 to 600 .mu.m in the amount of from 15 to 95 wt. %, based on the total weight of polymer and rubber to form a crumb slurry, such that (ii) can take place before, during, after (i) but before any dewatering, or after any dewatering; and (iii) thermoplastic processing the mixture. Thermoplastic processing can directly form articles, like sheets or films. The shapeable composites have excellent adhesion to other materials. In one embodiment, the sheets and films can be formed into laminates." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2009 (12/456,473). 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=83,04,460.PN.&OS=PN/83,04,460&RS=PN/83,04,460 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Avon Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Avon Products, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,304,455) developed by Laurence Dryer, Butler, N.J., and Dmitri Ptchelintsev, Jersey City, N.J., for "compositions and methods of their use for improving the condition and appearance of skin." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating, preventing and improving the condition and/or aesthetic appearance of skin, particularly, treating, preventing, ameliorating, reducing and/or eliminating fine lines and/or wrinkles of skin, where the compositions include active agents which increase expression levels of genes associated with the dermatological signs of aging. The compositions of the invention are topically applied to the skin, or are delivered by directed means to a site in need thereof, once daily in an amount effective in improving the condition and/or aesthetic appearance of skin." The patent application was filed on Feb. 4, 2008 (12/025,133). 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=83,04,455.PN.&OS=PN/83,04,455&RS=PN/83,04,455 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Merck Sharp & Dohme Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Merck Sharp & Dohme, Rahway, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,304,434) developed by seven co-inventors for "substituted aryl sulfone derivatives as calcium channel blockers." The co-inventors are Prasun K. Chakravarty, Edison, N.J., Yanbing Ding, Richmond, Canada, Joseph L. Duffy, Cranford, N.J., Hassan Pajouhesh, West Vancouver, Canada, Pengcheng Patrick Shao, Fanwood, N.J., Sriram Tyagarajan, Edison, N.J., and Feng Ye, Scotch Plains, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A series of substituted aryl sulfone derivatives represented by Formula I, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. Pharmaceutical compositions comprise an effective amount of the instant compounds, either alone, or in combination with one or more other therapeutically active compounds, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. Methods of treating conditions associated with, or caused by, calcium channel activity, including, for example, acute pain, chronic pain, visceral pain, inflammatory pain, neuropathic pain, urinary incontinence, itchiness, allergic dermatitis, epilepsy, diabetic neuropathy, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, anxiety, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorder, bipolar disorder and stroke, comprise administering an effective amount of the present compounds, either alone, or in combination with one or more other therapeutically active compounds." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2008 (12/678,454). 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=83,04,434.PN.&OS=PN/83,04,434&RS=PN/83,04,434 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Bristol-Myers Squibb Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,304,539) developed by Jingwu Duan, Yardley, Pa., David S. Weinstein, East Windsor, N.J., and Bin Jiang, Norristown, Pa., for "fused heteroaryl modulators of glucocorticoid receptor, AP-1, and/or NF-.kappa.B activity and use thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Novel non-steroidal compounds are provided which are useful in treating diseases or disorders associated with modulation of the glucocorticoid receptor, AP-1, and/or NF-.kappa.B activity, including metabolic and inflammatory and immune diseases or disorders, having the structure of formula (I): an enantiomer, diastereomer, or ta.upsilon.tomer thereof, or a prodrug ester thereof, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, in which: Z is heterocyclo or heteroaryl; .cndot.A is a S- to 8-membered carbocyclic ring or a S- to 8-membered heterocyclic ring; B.sub.1 and B.sub.2 rings are pyridyl rings, wherein the B.sub.1 and B.sub.2 rings are each fused to the A ring and the B.sub.1 ring is optionally substituted by one to three groups which are the same or different and are independently selected from R.sub.1, R.sub.2, and R.sub.4, and the B.sub.2 ring is optionally substituted by one to three groups which are the same or different and are independently selected from R.sub.5, R.sub.7, and R.sub.3 J.sub.1, J.sub.2, and J.sub.3 are at each occurrence the same or different and are independently -A.sub.1QA.sub.2-; Q is a bond, O, S, S(O), or S(O).sub.2; A.sub.1 and A.sub.2 are the same or different and are at each occurrence independently selected from a bond, C.sub.1-3 alkylene, substituted C.sub.1-3 alkylene, C.sub.2-4 alkenylene, and substituted C.sub.2-4 alkenylene, provided that A.sub.1 and A.sub.2 are chosen so that ring A is a 5- to 8-membered carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring; R.sub.1 to R.sub.11 are as defined herein. ##STR00001##." The patent application was filed on Feb. 5, 2009 (12/866,270). 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=83,04,539.PN.&OS=PN/83,04,539&RS=PN/83,04,539 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Wirebond-less Semiconductor Package ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,304,903) developed by Juan A. Herbsommer, Schnecksville, Pa., George J. Przybylek, South Plainfield, N.J., and Osvaldo J. Lopez, Annandale, N.J., for a wirebond-less semiconductor package.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wirebond-less packaged semiconductor device includes a plurality of I/O contacts, at least one semiconductor die, the semiconductor die having a bottom major surface and a top major surface, the top major surface having at least two electrically isolated electrodes, and a conductive clip system disposed over the top major surface, the clip system comprising at least two electrically isolated sections coupling the electrodes to respective I/O contacts." The patent application was filed on Dec. 13, 2010 (12/966,132). 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=8,304,903.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,903&RS=PN/8,304,903 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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