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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Nov. 24)
[November 24, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Nov. 24)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent for Techniques for Automatically Provisioning a Database Over a Wide Area Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,044) developed by eight co-inventors for a "techniques for automatically provisioning a database over a wide area network." The co-inventors are Jean-Louis Baffier, Chanteloup-en-Brie, France, Marc Dangeard, Sausalito, Calif., Thierry Gruet, Montesson, France, Olaf Ziegler, Munich, Germany, Dean Tan, Redwood City, Calif., Christina Sechrest, Belmont, Calif., Pascal Sero, Foster City, Calif., and Kevin Walsh, Redwood Shores, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for provisioning databases for users on a wide area network such as the Internet include a first party managing one or more database systems. Second parties subscribe to database services supported by the managed database systems. The first party provides, over a network, to database applications of the second parties, access to database services to which the second parties are subscribed. The database systems may use database appliances hosting both database process(es), and non-database process(es) tailored to the needs of the database process(es). A user is therefore able to obtain database resources from an Internet Database Service Provider (IDSP) without incurring the full costs of database administrator(s), dedicated database equipment facilit(ies), or even dedicated database device(s), depending on usage. Meanwhile, the IDSP incurs minimum staffing loads because of self-service tools. Costing model and automatic billing are also described." The patent application was filed on Dec. 28, 2011 (13/339,193). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,316,044&OS=8,316,044&RS=8,316,044 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Apple Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,354) developed by Christopher D. Prest, San Francisco, Claudio Di Leo, Cambridge, Mass., and Jahan Minoo, South San Francisco, Calif., for an "accessory controller for electronic devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Accessories such as headsets for electronic devices are provided. A headset may be provided with a button controller assembly that has user-actuated buttons and a microphone. The microphone may be formed by mounting a microphone transducer on a printed circuit board. A housing may be mounted over the transducer to form a sealed cavity for the transducer. Circuitry may be mounted on portions of the printed circuit board that extend beyond the edges of the microphone housing. The button controller assembly may have dome switches. The dome switches may have a housing that encloses dome switch components and that forms a structural internal part for the button controller. The dome switch housing structure may have tabs or other engagement features that mate with corresponding engagement features in a button member. The button member may be pressed by a user to actuate a desired dome switch." The patent application was filed on Feb. 9, 2010 (12/703,172). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,314,354&OS=8,314,354&RS=8,314,354 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.


*** Cymer Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Cymer, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,314,398) developed by four co-inventors for an "EUV light source components and methods for producing, using and refurbishing same." The co-inventors are Norbert R. Bowering, San Diego, Igor V. Fomenkov, San Diego, Oleh V. Khodykin, San Diego, and Alexander N. Bykanov, San Diego.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is disclosed for in-situ monitoring of an EUV mirror to determine a degree of optical degradation. The method may comprise the steps/acts of irradiating at least a portion of the mirror with light having a wavelength outside the EUV spectrum, measuring at least a portion of the light after the light has reflected from the mirror, and using the measurement and a pre-determined relationship between mirror degradation and light reflectivity to estimate a degree of multi-layer mirror degradation. Also disclosed is a method for preparing a near-normal incidence, EUV mirror which may comprise the steps/acts of providing a metallic substrate, diamond turning a surface of the substrate, depositing at least one intermediate material overlying the surface using a physical vapor deposition technique, and depositing a multi-layer mirror coating overlying the intermediate material." The patent application was filed on April 21, 2011 (13/091,923). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,314,398&OS=8,314,398&RS=8,314,398 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** IMRA America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- IMRA America, Ann Arbor, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,314,359) developed by James Bovatsek, San Jose, Calif., Alan Y. Arai, Fremont, Calif., and Fumiyo Yoshino, Santa Clara, Calif., for "methods and systems for laser welding transparent materials with an ultrashort pulsed laser." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for ultrashort pulse laser processing of optically transparent materials are disclosed. At least one embodiment includes a method for welding materials with ultrashort laser pulses to create a bond through localized heating, at least one material being transparent at a laser wavelength. The ultrashort pulse duration causes nonlinear absorption of the laser radiation, and the high repetition rate of the laser causes pulse-to-pulse accumulation of heat within the materials. The laser is focused near the interface of the materials, generating sufficiently high fluence at the region to be welded. This minimizes damage to the rest of the material and enables fine weld lines. In various implementations the laser is focused near the sub-surface interface between two materials, generating high fluence at the region proximate to the laser focus with minimal modification to the surrounding region, including areas above and below the laser beam waist." The patent application was filed on Oct. 16, 2009 (12/580,762). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,314,359&OS=8,314,359&RS=8,314,359 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland, Oakland, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,357) developed by Frans A. Kuypers, El Cerritos, Calif., for a "Joule heated nanowire biosensors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of using Joule heating to regenerate nanowire based biosensors. The nanowire based biosensor contains various detection molecules, such as nucleic acids, bound to the surface of the nanowire. Binding of analyte nucleic acids to the detection molecules alters the electrical properties of the nanowire, producing a detectable signal. By passing a Joule heating effective amount of electrical current through the nanowire, the nanowire may be heated to a temperature sufficient to dissociate the bound analyte from the detection molecule, without damaging the detection molecules or the bond between the detection molecules and the nanowire surface. The Joule heated nanowires may thus be regenerated to an analyte-free "fresh" state and used for further sensing. In alternate embodiments, the specificity of the nanowire for a particular analyte may be modulated by using Joule heating to heat the nanowire to an intermediate temperature where some analytes bind and some do not." The patent application was filed on Sept. 14, 2009 (12/559,158). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,314,357&OS=8,314,357&RS=8,314,357 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Facebook Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Facebook, Menlo Park, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,056) developed by Akhil Wable, San Francisco, for a "second-order connection search in a social networking system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A social networking system receives a query associated with a user and, in response, provides a combined result set comprising objects stored by a social networking system that match the query. The combined result set comprises multiple result sets obtained from different search algorithms. The various objects stored by the social networking system may be of different types representing different concepts, such as user objects, application objects, event objects, location objects, group objects, and hub/page objects, any of which may be included in the result set. The objects of the result set may be further filtered, ordered, and/or grouped based at least in part on known relationships of the user with the objects, such as geographic distances between locations associated with the user and the objects. In one embodiment, one of the search algorithms identifies second-order connections of the user by referring to a connection index that stores a list of the connections of the users. The search algorithm may also identify a number of mutual connections that the user shares with the second-order connections." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2010 (12/816,375). 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=8,316,056&OS=8,316,056&RS=8,316,056 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,051) developed by Rae K. Burns, Westminster, Mass., and Patrick F. Sack, Ashburn, Va., and Vikram Reddy Pesati, Foster City, Calif., for "techniques for adding multiple security policies to a database system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for managing access to data in a database allow several policies to be applied simultaneously to the same row in a database table, and provide a pluggable module in the form of the database package that allows one or more access control security policies to be added to a common database server without taking the database server off line. Techniques include registering one or more packages of routines with a database management system. An access mediation routine in a first package is invoked for determining whether to allow operation on data in a first table associated with a first policy. Other techniques include, for each operation in an operation set, determining whether to perform the operation on a row of the table based on a set of labels associated with the row. The set of labels correspond to a policy set associated with the table." The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2001 (10/006,543). 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=8,316,051&OS=8,316,051&RS=8,316,051 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Bruker Daltonics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Bruker Daltonics, Billerica, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,314,385) developed by Roy Moeller, San Leandro, Calif., for a "system and method to eliminate radio frequency coupling between components in mass spectrometers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A radio frequency component for use in a mass spectrometer is described. The radio frequency component includes a plurality of electrodes. The plurality of electrodes is configured around a central axis to create an ion channel within the plurality of electrodes. In addition, each of the plurality of electrodes is paired with an opposing electrode across the central axis. And, at least one electrode pair has an electrode extension on each electrode. The electrode extension is configured to overlap at least a portion of a proximate electrode of a second radio frequency component." The patent application was filed on April 19, 2011 (13/089,980). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,314,385&OS=8,314,385&RS=8,314,385 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pinger Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Pinger, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,062) developed by Joseph K. Sipher, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Jocelyn F. Cloutier, Menlo Park, Calif., for a "shared distribution lists for distribution of audio content using mobile telecommunication devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for automatically populating contact information using an voice message addressed to a distribution list. In one example method, a new distribution list is identified that contains the telephone numbers or other contact information of a group of intended recipients. The contact information for the recipients is identified, and the contact information databases at least one of the recipients is automatically populated with the contact information of the other recipients and/or the distribution list information." The patent application was filed on Sept. 7, 2007 (11/852,050). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,316,062&OS=8,316,062&RS=8,316,062 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Managing a Data Structure for Multi-processor Access ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,316,048) developed by Lisa Liu, Cupertino, Calif., and Robert Johnson, Santa Cruz, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for managing a data structure for multi-processor access." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for managing a data structure for multi-processor access are described. According to one embodiment, a request for a data structure is received. In response to the request, the requested data structure and a corresponding spin-lock are fetched from a computer readable medium. Once fetched, the requested data structure and corresponding spin-lock are stored in a single cache line. Following, in one example, exclusive access to the data structure is provided." The patent application was filed on Aug. 17, 2004 (10/920,915). 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=8,316,048&OS=8,316,048&RS=8,316,048 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Programmable Search Engine ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,040) developed by Ramanathan V. Guha, Los Altos, Calif., for a programmable search engine.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A programmable search engine system is programmable by a variety of different entities, such as client devices and vertical content sites to customize search results for users. Context files store instructions for controlling the operations of the programmable search engine. The context files are processed by various context processors, which use the instructions therein to provide various pre-processing, post-processing, and search engine control operations." The patent application was filed on Feb. 16, 2010 (12/706,614). 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=8,316,040&OS=8,316,040&RS=8,316,040 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EMC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,316,064) developed by Windsor W. Hsu, San Jose, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for managing data objects of a data storage system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for managing data objects of a data storage system are described herein. According to one embodiment, a perfect hash function is generated for data objects stored in a data storage system. For each of the data objects, a hash operation is performed using the perfect hash function to indicate whether the respective data object is alive. Resources associated with the respective data object is reclaimed if it is determined that the respective data object is not alive based on a result of the hash operation using the perfect hash function, where the reclaimed resources are released back to the data storage system as free resources. Other methods and apparatuses are also described." The patent application was filed on Aug. 25, 2008 (12/198,021). 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=8,316,064&OS=8,316,064&RS=8,316,064 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Banpil Photonics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Banpil Photonics, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,327) developed by Achyut Kumar Dutta, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a "photovoltaic cells based on nano or micro-scale structures." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Novel structures of photovoltaic cells (also treated as solar cells) are provided. The cells are based on nanometer-scaled wires, tubes, and/or rods, which are made of electronic materials covering semiconductors, insulators or metallic in structure. These photovoltaic cells have large power generation capability per unit physical area over the conventional cells. These cells will have enormous applications in space, commercial, residential, and industrial applications." The patent application was filed on Nov. 1, 2006 (11/555,411). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,314,327&OS=8,314,327&RS=8,314,327 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Restoring Deduplicated Data Objects from Sequential Backup Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,057) developed by four co-inventors for a "restoring deduplicated data objects from sequential backup devices." The co-inventors are Matthew J. Anglin, Tucson, Ariz., David M. Cannon, Tucson, Ariz., Avishai H. Hochberg, San Jose, Calif., and Mark L. Yakushev, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided are computer program product, system, and method for restoring deduplicated data objects from sequential backup devices. A server stores data objects of extents having deduplicated data in the at least one sequential backup device. The server receives from a client a request for data objects. The server determines extents stored in the at least one sequential backup device for the requested data objects. The server or client sorts the extents according to an order in which they are stored in the at least one sequential backup device to generate a sort list. The server retrieves the extents from the at least one sequential backup device according to the order in the sort list to access the extents sequentially from the sequential backup device in the order in which they were stored. The server returns the retrieved extents to the client and the client reconstructs the requested data objects from the received extents." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2010 (12/972,307). 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=8,316,057&OS=8,316,057&RS=8,316,057 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Science Applications International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Science Applications International, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,314,394) developed by Robert David Penny, San Diego, and John D. Valentine, San Diego, for a "system and method for three-dimensional imaging using scattering from annihilation coincidence photons." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are described herein for performing three-dimensional imaging using backscattered photons generated from a positron-electron annihilation. The systems and methods are implemented using the pair of photons created from a positron-electron annihilation. The trajectory and emission time of one of the photons is detected near the annihilation event. Using this collected data, the trajectory of the second photon can be determined. The second photon is used as a probe photon and is directed towards a target for imaging. The interaction of the second probe photon with the target produces back scattered photons that can be detected and used to create a three-dimensional image of the target. The systems and methods described herein are particularly advantageous because they permit imaging with a system from a single side of the target, as opposed to requiring imaging equipment on both sides of the target." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2010 (12/939,449). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,314,394&OS=8,314,394&RS=8,314,394 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Robert T. and Virginia T. Jenkins Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Robert T. and Virginia T. Jenkins, Sacramento, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,059) developed by Karl Schiffmann, Montecito, Calif., Jack J. LeTourneau, Ojai, Calif., and Mark Andrews, Orinda, Calif., for an "enumeration of rooted partial subtrees." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of methods, apparatuses, devices and/or systems for manipulating hierarchical sets of data are disclosed. In particular, methods, apparatus devices and or/or systems for enumerating rooted partial subtrees are disclosed." The patent application was filed on Dec. 27, 2005 (11/319,758). 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=8,316,059&OS=8,316,059&RS=8,316,059 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Synaptics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Synaptics, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,351) developed by J. Kurth Reynolds, Sunnyvale, Calif., for "methods and systems for detecting a position-based attribute of an object using digital codes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems and devices are described for detecting a position-based attribute of a finger, stylus or other object with a touchpad or other sensor having a touch-sensitive region that includes a plurality of electrodes. Modulation signals for one or more electrodes are produced as a function of any number of distinct digital codes. The modulation signals are applied to an associated at least one of the plurality of electrodes to obtain a resultant signal that is electrically affected by the position of the object. The resultant signal is demodulated using the plurality of distinct digital codes to discriminate electrical effects produced by the object. The position-based attribute of the object is then determined with respect to the plurality of electrodes from the electrical effects." The patent application was filed on Dec. 7, 2010 (12/962,110). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,314,351&OS=8,314,351&RS=8,314,351 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,078) developed by seven co-inventors for an "inter-domain communication system using remote procedure calls for message communications between applications in different domains." The co-inventors are Benjamin Charles Appleton, Summer Hill, Australia, Steffen Meschkat, Zurich, Switzerland, Thai Tran, Redwood City, Calif., Adam Sah, San Francisco, Zheng Wang, Arncliffe, Australia, Adam Paul Schuck, Kilara, Australia, and James Robert Macgill, Chatham, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method for performing inter-domain communication in a web browser includes receiving first data from a first domain at a router associated with one or more domains other than the first domain, identifying at the router the one or more domains for receiving data associated with the received data, and transmitting second data associated with the received data to the one or more domains." The patent application was filed on Oct. 3, 2011 (13/251,917). 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=8,316,078&OS=8,316,078&RS=8,316,078 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Apple Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,046) developed by Ronald K. Huang, Cupertino, Calif., and Patrick Piemonte, San Francisco, for "journaling on mobile devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A journaling subsystem on a mobile device stores event data related to applications or other subsystems running on the mobile device. The event data can be stored and indexed in a journal database so that a timeline of past events can be reconstructed in response to search queries. In some implementations, a timeline can be reconstructed with markers on a map display based on search results. When the user interacts with a marker on the map display, the event data collected by the mobile device is made available to the user." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2010 (12/892,913). 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=8,316,046&OS=8,316,046&RS=8,316,046 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Network Appliance Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Network Appliance, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,074) developed by Charles E. McManis, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a network-accessible memory.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A network-accessible memory (NAM) element comprises a substrate, a memory mounted to the substrate, network interface circuitry and logic circuitry. The network interface circuitry implements a network physical layer and is mounted to the substrate. The logic circuitry is mounted to the substrate and is coupled to the network interface circuitry and the memory, and is configured to operate as a memory controller to control access to the memory by a host processor which is external to the NAM element through the network interface circuitry. The NAM element can be interconnected with other NAM elements to form a larger NAM storage device." The patent application was filed on March 11, 2005 (11/078,279). 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=8,316,074&OS=8,316,074&RS=8,316,074 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Applied Materials Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Applied Materials, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,371) developed by seven co-inventors for a "rapid thermal processing chamber with micro-positioning system." The co-inventors are Khurshed Sorabji, San Jose, Calif., Joseph M. Ranish, San Jose, Calif., Wolfgang Aderhold, Cupertino, Calif., Aaron M. Hunter, Santa Cruz, Calif., Blake R. Koelmel, Mountain View, Calif., Alexander N. Lerner, San Jose, Calif., and Nir Merry, Mountain View, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for rapid thermal processing of a planar substrate including axially aligning the substrate with a substrate support or with an empirically determined position are described. The methods and apparatus include a sensor system that determines the relative orientations of the substrate and the substrate support." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2009 (12/611,958). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,314,371&OS=8,314,371&RS=8,314,371 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Applied Materials Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Applied Materials, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,369) developed by five co-inventors for "managing thermal budget in annealing of substrates." The co-inventors are Stephen Moffatt, Channel Islands, United Kingdom, Abhilash J. Mayur, Salinas, Calif., Sundar Ramamurthy, Fremont, Calif., Joseph Ranish, San Jose, Calif., and Aaron Hunter, Santa Cruz, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus are provided for treating a substrate. The substrate is positioned on a support in a thermal treatment chamber. Electromagnetic radiation is directed toward the substrate to anneal a portion of the substrate. Other electromagnetic radiation is directed toward the substrate to preheat a portion of the substrate. The preheating reduces thermal stresses at the boundary between the preheat region and the anneal region. Any number of anneal and preheat regions are contemplated, with varying shapes and temperature profiles, as needed for specific embodiments. Any convenient source of electromagnetic radiation may be used, such as lasers, heat lamps, white light lamps, or flash lamps." The patent application was filed on Sept. 17, 2008 (12/212,214). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,314,369&OS=8,314,369&RS=8,314,369 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Lawrence Livermore National Security Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Lawrence Livermore National Security, Livermore, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,400) developed by six co-inventors for a "method to planarize three-dimensional structures to enable conformal electrodes." The co-inventors are Rebecca J. Nikolic, Oakland, Calif., Adam M. Conway, Livermore, Calif., Robert T. Graff, Modesto, Calif., Catherine Reinhardt, Livermore, Calif., Lars F. Voss, Pleasanton, Calif., and Qinghui Shao, Riverside, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for fabricating three-dimensional PIN structures having conformal electrodes are provided, as well as the structures themselves. The structures include a first layer and an array of pillars with cavity regions between the pillars. A first end of each pillar is in contact with the first layer. A segment is formed on the second end of each pillar. The cavity regions are filled with a fill material, which may be a functional material such as a neutron sensitive material. The fill material covers each segment. A portion of the fill material is etched back to produce an exposed portion of the segment. A first electrode is deposited onto the fill material and each exposed segment, thereby forming a conductive layer that provides a common contact to each the exposed segment. A second electrode is deposited onto the first layer." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2011 (13/014,879). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,314,400&OS=8,314,400&RS=8,314,400 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Tigo Energy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Tigo Energy, Los Gatos, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,375) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for local string management unit." The co-inventors are Shmuel Arditi, Los Gatos, Calif., Ron Hadar, Cupertino, Calif., Maxym Makhota, Cupertino, Calif., and Mordechay Avrutsky, Alfei Menashe, Israel.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatuses and methods include a solar array having one or more strings of series-connected local management units (LMUs). Each LMU is parallel-connected to one of a plurality of solar modules. The strings are connected in parallel via a parallel bus. Local string management units (LSMUs) can increase or decrease an output voltage of the solar array by upconverting or downconverting string output voltages from each string. LSMUs can also operate in a bypass mode to increase overall power output." The patent application was filed on Jan. 21, 2010 (12/691,692). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,314,375&OS=8,314,375&RS=8,314,375 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ultratech Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Ultratech, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,360) developed by Boris Grek, Hayward, Calif., and David A. Markle, Saratoga, Calif., for "apparatuses and methods for irradiating a substrate to avoid substrate edge damage." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatuses and methods are provided for processing a substrate having an upper surface that includes a central region, a peripheral region, and an edge adjacent to the peripheral region. An image having an intensity sufficient to effect thermal processing of the substrate is scanned across the upper surface of the substrate. The image scanning geometry allows processing the central region of the substrate at a substantially uniform temperature without damaging the outer edge. In some instances, the image may be formed from a beam traveling over at least a portion of the central region so that no portion thereof directly illuminates any portion of the edge when the image is scanned across the periphery region. The substrate may be rotated 180.degree. or the beam direction may be switched after part of the scanning operation has been completed." The patent application was filed on June 20, 2011 (13/164,700). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,314,360&OS=8,314,360&RS=8,314,360 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Advanced Micro Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,071) developed by Kevin A. Hurd, Fort Collins, Colo., and Scott A. Hilker, Campbell, Calif., for an "arithmetic processing unit that performs multiply and multiply-add operations with saturation and method therefor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Sum and carry signals are formed representing a product of a first and a second operand. A bias signal is formed having a value determined by a sign of a product of the first and the second operand. An output signal is provided based on an addition of the sum signal, the carry signal, a sign-extended addend, and the bias signal. A portion of the output signal, a saturated minimum value, or a saturated maximum value, is selected as a final result based on the sign of the product and a sign of the output signal." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2009 (12/472,715). 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=8,316,071&OS=8,316,071&RS=8,316,071 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,316,041) developed by Walter Chang, San Jose, Calif., and Michael J. Welch, Los Angeles, for a "generation and processing of numerical identifiers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A lexical mapper enables efficient text mining via use of lexical identifiers such as numerical identifier values. For example, the lexical mapper receives a collection of text-based strings associated with a document. Based on values of the strings, the lexical mapper maps the text-based strings to a set of lexical identifiers. In lieu of using the character strings, text mining applications process the numerical identifier values to analyze the document." The patent application was filed on Nov. 28, 2007 (11/946,680). 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=8,316,041&OS=8,316,041&RS=8,316,041 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Applied Materials Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Applied Materials, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,368) developed by five co-inventors for a "silver reflectors for semiconductor processing chambers." The co-inventors are Joseph M. Ranish, San Jose, Calif., Kelly Churton, Sunnyvale, Calif., Mark E. Lindsay, Campbell, Calif., Mischa Ann Plesha, Santa Clara, Calif., and Sage Berta, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A silver reflector for reflecting radiation from a lamp in a semiconductor processing chamber is disclosed. The reflector may be a sleeve to be disposed in a lightpipe or part of a lamphead. The silver may be in the form of a coating on the sleeve or the lamphead." The patent application was filed on Feb. 22, 2008 (12/036,078). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,314,368&OS=8,314,368&RS=8,314,368 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** BN ImmunoTherapeutics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- BN ImmunoTherapeutics, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,313,740) developed by Alain Delcayre, San Jose, Calif., Reiner Laus, Saratoga, Calif., and Stefanie Mandl, San Francisco, for "methods for treating cancer with a recombinant MVA expressing HER-2." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention relates to compositions, kits, and methods for cancer therapy using recombinant MVA viruses encoding a tumor-associated antigen, such as HER-2, particularly in combination with taxanes. The taxanes can be administered prior to, at the same time as, or after the recombinant MVA virus." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2010 (12/872,156). 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=83,13,740.PN.&OS=PN/83,13,740&RS=PN/83,13,740 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Tesla Motors Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,313,850) developed by Francisco Richard LePort, San Francisco, for a "method for detecting battery thermal events via battery pack pressure monitoring." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for detecting and responding to a battery thermal event within a sealed battery pack is provided. The method includes the steps of monitoring and characterizing the pressure within the battery pack over time, where identifying a battery thermal event is based on the pressure data fitting a specific curve shape, and performing a preset response when a battery thermal event is identified. The method may additionally monitor for a secondary effect associated with the battery thermal event." The patent application was filed on March 29, 2012 (13/434,664). 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=83,13,850.PN.&OS=PN/83,13,850&RS=PN/83,13,850 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Seagate Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Seagate Technology, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,313,848) developed by five co-inventors for a "perpendicular media with Cr-doped Fe-alloy containing soft underlayer (SUL)." The co-inventors are Raj Nagappan Thangaraj, Fremont, Calif., Mariana Rodica Munteanu, Santa Clara, Calif., Erol Girt, Fremont, Calif., Michael J. Stirniman, Fremont, Calif., and Thomas Patrick Nolan, Fremont, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A perpendicular magnetic recording medium having a substrate, a Cr-doped Fe-alloy-containing underlayer containing about 8 to 18 at % Cr and a perpendicular recording magnetic layer, and a process for improving corrosion resistance of the recording medium and for manufacturing the recording medium are disclosed." The patent application was filed on August 15, 2011 (13/209,967). 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=83,13,848.PN.&OS=PN/83,13,848&RS=PN/83,13,848 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Atmel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 - Atmel, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,572) developed by four co-inventors for an "apparatus and methodology for enhancing efficiency of a power distribution system having power factor correction capability by using a self-calibrating controller." The co-inventors are Matthew Schindler, Redwood City, Calif., Tushar Dhayagude, Santa Clara, Calif., Hendrik Santo, San Jose, Calif., and Dilip Sangam, Saratoga, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to circuits and methods for controlling one or more LED strings. The circuit comprises a programmable controller coupled to one or more detectors, wherein the one or more detectors are configured to detect one or more measurable parameters of one or more LEDs or LED drivers. The controller is configured to receive information from the one or more detectors related to the one or more measurable parameters and use that information to determine the desired drive voltage for the LED strings. The controller is associated with a power supply having power factor correction (PFC) capability. The controller provides the power supply with a control signal indicative of the desired drive voltage for one or more LED strings. The power supply also receives ac voltage and current waveforms as inputs and performs power factor correction and rectified waveforms related to the ac waveforms. The power supply generates the desired drive voltage based on the control signal." The patent application was filed on March 23, 2009 (12/409,088). 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=83,14,572.PN.&OS=PN/83,14,572&RS=PN/83,14,572 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Volterra Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Volterra Semiconductor, Fremont, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,461) developed by Budong Yu, Fremont, Calif., and Marco A. Zuniga, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "semicoductor device having a lateral double diffused MOSFET transistor with a lightly doped source and a CMOS transistor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for monolithically fabricating a lateral double-diffused MOSFET (LDMOS) transistor having a source, drain, and a gate on a substrate, with a process flow that is compatible with a CMOS process flow are described." The patent application was filed on Dec. 5, 2011 (13/311,400). 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=8,314,461.PN.&OS=PN/8,314,461&RS=PN/8,314,461 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** SanDisk 3D Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- SanDisk 3D, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,477) developed by S. Brad Herner, San Jose, Calif., for a "deposited semiconductor structure to minimize N-type dopant diffusion and method of making." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A memory cell is provided that includes a semiconductor pillar and a reversible state-change element coupled to the semiconductor pillar. The semiconductor pillar includes a heavily doped bottom region of a first conductivity type, a heavily doped top region of a second conductivity type, and a lightly doped or intrinsic middle region interposed between and contacting the top and bottom regions. The middle region comprises a first proportion of germanium, and either the top region or the bottom region comprises no germanium or comprises a second proportion of germanium less than the first proportion. The reversible state-change element includes a layer of a resistivity-switching metal oxide or nitride compound selected from the group consisting of NiO, Nb.sub.2O.sub.5, TiO.sub.2, HfO.sub.2, Al.sub.2O.sub.3, CoO, MgO.sub.x, CrO.sub.2, VO, BN, and AlN. Numerous other aspects are provided." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2011 (13/247,723). 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=8,314,477.PN.&OS=PN/8,314,477&RS=PN/8,314,477 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Spansion Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Spansion, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,454) developed by Simon S. Chan, Saratoga, Calif., for a "local interconnect having increased misalignment tolerance." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is provided for forming an interconnect in a semiconductor memory device. The method includes forming a pair of source select transistors on a substrate. A source region is formed in the substrate between the pair of source select transistors. A first inter-layer dielectric is formed between the pair of source select transistors. A mask layer is deposited over the pair of source select transistors and the inter-layer dielectric, where the mask layer defines a local interconnect area between the pair of source select transistors having a width less than a distance between the pair of source select transistors. The semiconductor memory device is etched to remove a portion of the first inter-layer dielectric in the local interconnect area, thereby exposing the source region. A metal contact is formed in the local interconnect area." The patent application was filed on Dec. 16, 2010 (12/970,687). 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=8,314,454.PN.&OS=PN/8,314,454&RS=PN/8,314,454 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Applied Materials Assigned Patent for Apparatus and Methods for Chemical Vapor Deposition ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Applied Materials, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,313,804) developed by David K. Carlson, San Jose, Calif., Errol Sanchez, Tracy, Calif., and Satheesh Kuppurao, San Jose, Calif., for an "apparatus and methods for chemical vapor deposition." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus are disclosed for the formation of vaporizing liquid precursor materials. The methods or apparatus can be used as part of a chemical vapor deposition apparatus or system, for example for forming films on substrates. The methods and apparatus involve providing a vessel for containing a liquid precursor and diffusing element having external cross-section dimensions substantially equal to the internal cross-sectional dimensions of the vessel." The patent application was filed on May 17, 2011 (13/109,533). 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=83,13,804.PN.&OS=PN/83,13,804&RS=PN/83,13,804 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Renesas Electronics America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Renesas Electronics America, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,606) developed by five co-inventors for a "current sensing and measuring method and apparatus." The co-inventors are Tetsuo Sato, San Jose, Calif., Matsuura Nobuyoshi, Takasaki, Japan, Ryotaro Kudo, Takasaki, Japan, Hideo Ishii, Takasaki, Japan, and Shin Chiba, Takasaki, Japan.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method can include obtaining a voltage across a first transistor as an obtained voltage. The method can also include multiplying the obtained voltage by a predetermined multiple M to yield a multiplied voltage. The method can further include applying the multiplied voltage to a second transistor, wherein the second transistor is N times smaller than the first transistor. The method can additionally include providing an output current of the second transistor as an M/N scaled estimate of an output current of the first transistor." The patent application was filed on Nov. 17, 2009 (12/620,438). 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=83,14,606.PN.&OS=PN/83,14,606&RS=PN/83,14,606 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Air Products and Chemicals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Air Products and Chemicals, Allentown, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,313,807) developed by John Anthony Thomas Norman, Encinitas, Calif., and Xinjian Lei, Vista, Calif., for a "high coordination sphere group 2 metal .beta.-diketiminate precursors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is directed to high coordination sphere Group 2 metal .beta.-diketiminate compositions, such as bis(N-(2,2-methoxyethyl)-4-(2,2-methoxyethylimino)-2-penten-2-aminato) barium; and the deposition of the metals of such metal ligand compositions by chemical vapor deposition, pulsed chemical vapor deposition, molecular layer deposition or atomic layer deposition to produce Group 2 metal containing films, such as barium strontium titanate films or strontium titanate films or barium doped lanthanate as high k materials for electronic device manufacturing." The patent application was filed on Aug. 4, 2009 (12/535,192). 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=83,13,807.PN.&OS=PN/83,13,807&RS=PN/83,13,807 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Teledyne Scientific & Imaging Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, Thousand Oaks, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,313,797) developed by five co-inventors for an "in-situ growth of magnetic metal nanoparticles in a matrix." The co-inventors are Julia J. Mack, Encino, Calif., Brian N. Cox, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Vivek Mehrotra, Simi Valley, Calif., Ten-Luen T. Liao, South Pasadena, Calif., and Rahul Ganguli, Agoura Hills, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided is a method for in-situ coating a substrate or matrix with magnetic metal nanoparticles. A metal salt, which may be organic or inorganic, is introduced into a solution of liquid polyol. In the presence of mechanical stirring and heat, a reduction process occurs wherein the magnetic metal nanoparticles precipitate out of solution and deposit or attach to one or more surfaces of the substrate. The concentration of reaction precursors, combined with the polyol, may be varied to control the size and shape of the magnetic nanoparticles." The patent application was filed on April 15, 2009 (12/424,465). 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=83,13,797.PN.&OS=PN/83,13,797&RS=PN/83,13,797 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Abbott Biotherapeutics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Abbott Biotherapeutics, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,313,745) developed by David Mack, Menlo Park, Calif., and Kurt C. Gish, San Francisco, for "compositions against cancer antigen LIV-1 and uses thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described herein are methods and compositions that can be used for diagnosis and treatment of cancer." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2010 (12/796,244). 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=83,13,745.PN.&OS=PN/83,13,745&RS=PN/83,13,745 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Silergy Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Silergy Technology, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,598) developed by Wei Chen, Saratoga, Calif., and Michael Grimm, Los Altos Hills, Calif., for a "control for regulator fast transient response and low EMI noise." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and circuits for power supply arrangement and control are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a switching regulator can include: (i) a filter network coupled to an output terminal, where an output voltage is generated at the output terminal from an input source; (ii) an active switch to connect the input source to the filter network by periodically operating between on and off states over a switching period, where a duty cycle of the on state relative to the switching period is modulated based on a PWM control signal; (iii) a comparator receiving an output feedback signal, a hysteresis signal, and a reference level, and providing the PWM control signal therefrom; and (iv) a hysteresis programming circuit generating the hysteresis signal, and a ramp control signal, where the hysteresis signal is programmed based on conditions at the input source and the output voltage to achieve a pseudo constant frequency operation." The patent application was filed on Feb. 16, 2012 (13/397,920). 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=83,14,598.PN.&OS=PN/83,14,598&RS=PN/83,14,598 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Magnifica Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Magnifica, Fremont, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,313,774) developed by David Wong, Milpitas, Calif., for an oral solid composition.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to an oral tablet composition for pharmaceutical use, comprising (1) a particle comprising an amorphous structure and a submicron domain and (2) a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein the composition is optionally coated." The patent application was filed on June 26, 2012 (13/533,410). 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=83,13,774.PN.&OS=PN/83,13,774&RS=PN/83,13,774 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EC&C Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- EC&C Technologies, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,313,722) developed by four co-inventors for a "process to produce ammonia from urea." The co-inventors are Herbert W. Spencer III, Valencia, Calif., H. James Peters, Doylestown, Pa., William G. Hankins, Sammamish, Wash., and Madoka Fujita, Irvine, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a process for producing ammonia from urea which process comprises: (a) heating a liquid phase reaction medium comprising an aqueous solution of urea, or a mixture of urea, containing biuret or ammonium carbamate on site, in a hydrolysis reactor such that a pressurized gaseous ammonia and carbon dioxide-containing product is obtained which is essentially free of urea, biuret, or ammonium carbamate; (b) separating the gaseous ammonia and carbon dioxide-containing product from the liquid phase reaction medium at the prevailing pressure; (c) retaining the liquid phase reaction medium in the reactor for further conversion to gaseous ammonia and carbon dioxide, and/or recycling at least a portion of the said reaction medium back into the reactor, a urea dissolver, or feed solution to the reactor for further conversion; and (d) withdrawing the gaseous ammonia and carbon dioxide-containing product separated in step (b) at a controlled rate to meet varying ammonia demand requirements; the improvement wherein the operating pressure of said reactor is set or adjusted such that excess water for the reaction is maintained in the reactor and the dew-point of said gaseous ammonia and carbon-dioxide-containing product is below the operating temperature of said reactor." The patent application was filed on Dec. 8, 2010 (12/963,334). 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=8,313,722.PN.&OS=PN/8,313,722&RS=PN/8,313,722 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cytec Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Cytec Technology, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,313,830) developed by six co-inventors for a "particle-toughened fiber-reinforced polymer composites." The co-inventors are Mark Richard Bonneau, Brea, Calif., Jack Douglas Boyd, Silverado, Calif., Gordon T. Emmerson, Los Alamitos, Calif., Scott D. Lucas, Anaheim Hills, Calif., Stephen Jacob Howard, Chino, Calif., and Spencer Donald Jacobs, Corona, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Particle toughened, fiber-reinforced composites include a fiber region and an interlayer region between the fibers. The fiber region includes a plurality of fibers at least partially within a first polymer composition including a first base polymer formulation and a first plurality of toughening particles. The interlayer region includes a second polymer composition including a second base polymer formulation and at least one of the first plurality of toughening particles and a second plurality of toughening particles. Examples of first and second pluralities of toughening particles, respectively, may include core shell rubbers and polyimides. Increasing concentration of the first plurality of toughening particles may improve the composite toughness while preserving thermal properties of the composite, such as weight loss after extended duration exposure to elevated temperature. It is further discovered that the relative placement of the toughening particles influences composite mechanical properties, such as compression after impact (CAI) strength." The patent application was filed on Nov. 8, 2011 (13/291,906). 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=83,13,830.PN.&OS=PN/83,13,830&RS=PN/83,13,830 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Lam Research Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Lam Research, Fremont, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,313,805) developed by four co-inventors for a "clamped showerhead electrode assembly." The co-inventors are Babak Kadkhodayan, Pleasanton, Calif., Rajinder Dhindsa, San Jose, Calif., Anthony de la Llera, Fremont, Calif., and Michael C. Kellogg, Pleasanton, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrode assembly for a plasma reaction chamber used in semiconductor substrate processing. The assembly includes an upper showerhead electrode which includes an inner electrode mechanically attached to a backing plate by a clamp ring and an outer electrode attached to the backing plate by a series of spaced apart cam locks. A guard ring surrounds the backing plate and is movable to positions at which openings in the guard ring align with openings in the backing plate so that the cam locks can be rotated with a tool to release cam pins extending upward from the upper face of the outer electrode. To compensate for differential thermal expansion, the clamp ring can include expansion joins at spaced locations which allow the clamp ring to absorb thermal stresses." The patent application was filed on March 16, 2012 (13/422,696). 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=83,13,805.PN.&OS=PN/83,13,805&RS=PN/83,13,805 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** 1 Energy Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- 1 Energy Solutions, Agoura Hills, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,314,564) developed by Jing Jing Yu, El Monte, Calif., and Lianfeng Ma, Guangde, China, for a "capacitive full-wave circuit for LED light strings." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A capacitive full-wave circuit for LED li For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://targetednews.com.

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