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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Oct. 16)
[October 16, 2010]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Oct. 16)


(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 16 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York.

*** Thermal Management System Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Four inventors have invented a thermal management system for cooling a heat generating component of a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,604). The co-inventors are Tunc Icoz, Schenectady, N.Y., Mehmet Arik, Niskayuna, N.Y., Yogen Vishwas Utturkar, Latham, N.Y., and Bruce Courtney Campbell Amm, Clifton Park, N.Y.



An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A thermal management system for cooling a heat generating component of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) apparatus includes at least one heat pipe having a portion disposed proximate the heat generating component, such as a gradient coil and/or RF coil. When heat is removed from the component, a working fluid in a relatively hotter end of the heat pipe vaporizes and travels toward a relatively colder end of the heat pipe. The colder end may be operatively coupled to a heat sink for removing the heat from the colder end and increase the overall efficiency of the system. The heat pipe may be disposed along a horizontal, a vertical direction and/or along a diagonal of the heat generating component." The patent was assigned to General Electric Co. (http://www.ge.com/), Niskayuna, N.Y. The application was filed on Nov. 14, 2007 (No. 11/939,611), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=129&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Pulse Width Modulator-Driven Multiphase Power Regulators Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Three inventors have invented pulse width modulator-driven multiphase power regulators. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,581). The co-inventors are Chun Cheung, Brooklyn, N.Y., Weihong Qiu, San Jose, Calif, and Robert H. Isham, Flemington, N.J.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A multiphase regulator which includes an output node developing an output voltage, a feedback circuit determining error of the output voltage and providing a compensation signal indicative thereof, at least three phase circuits coupled in parallel to the output node, and an adaptive controller. Each phase circuit includes a modulation circuit and a switch circuit. Each modulation circuit receives the compensation signal and generates pulses on a corresponding one of the pulse modulation signals. Each switch circuit is coupled to the output node and is controlled by a corresponding pulse modulation signal. The adaptive controller is responsive to a load indication signal, such as indicating a low load condition, and drops operation of at least one of the phase circuits and adds at least one pulse to a pulse modulation signal of each remaining phase circuit." The patent was assigned to Intersil Americas Inc. (http://www.intersil.com/), Milpitas, Calif. The application was filed on Dec. 12, 2007 (No. 11/954,888), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=130&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Shell Type Actuator Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Six inventors have invented a shell type actuator. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,502). The co-inventors are Robert B. Reichenbach, Jeevak M. Parpia and Harold G. Craighead, Ithaca, N.Y., Keith Aubin, Freeville, N.Y., Maxim Zalalutdinov, Silver Springs, Md., and Brian H. Houston, Fairfax, Va.


An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A micromechanical resonator is formed on a substrate. The resonator has a partial spherical shell clamped on an outside portion of the shell to the substrate. In other embodiments, a flat disc or other shape may be used. Movement is induced in a selected portion of the disc, inducing easily detectible out-of-plane motion. A laser is used in one embodiment to heat the selected portion of the disc and induce the motion. The motion may be detected by capacitive or interferometric techniques." The patent was assigned to Cornell Research Foundation Inc. (http://www.cctec.cornell.edu/), Ithaca, N.Y., and Navel Research Laboratory (http://www.nrl.navy.mil/), Washington. The application was filed on Feb. 20, 2006 (No. 11/358,299), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=133&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Fluorescent Light Control Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Three inventors have invented a fluorescent light control. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,544). The co-inventors are John B. Unger, West Islip, N.Y., Louis J. Morales and Gary W. Stevens, Somerville, Mass.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Circuitry, which is compatible with incandescent light dimmers, is disposed within the screwbase of a compact fluorescent light, and sets driving frequencies for a mercury plasma, based, at least in part, on sensing the duty cycle of the incoming AC supply waveform. In this way, existing lighting infrastructure, including phase-cut dimmer circuits for incandescent light bulbs, may be preserved, and incandescent bulbs can be replaced with compact fluorescent lights equipped with circuitry in accordance with the present invention. In a further aspect, the circuitry synchronizes the bulb drive signals with the AC power line frequency." The patent was assigned to iSine Inc. (http://www.isine.com/), Ronkonkoma, N.Y. The application was filed on April 14, 2008 (No. 12/082,817), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=131&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Automatic Sensing Power System Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Three inventors have invented an automatic sensing power system. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,477). The co-inventors are Steve Spano, Dryden, N.Y., Gregory W. Menas and Brent A. Miller, Wichita, Kan.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "An automatic sensing power system automatically determines a power requirement for an electrical device, converts power to the required level, and outputs the power to the electrical device when the electrical device is connected to the automatic sensing power system." The application was filed on July 12, 2007 (No. 11/777,227), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=134&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Improved Microelectronics Device Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Five inventors have invented an improved microelectronics device. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,438). The co-inventors are Virendra R. Jadhav, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., David L. Questad, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Kamal K. Sikka, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Xiaojin Wei, Fishkill, N.Y., and Jiantao Zheng, Beacon, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "The invention is directed to an improved microelectronics device that reduces back-end-of-line (BEOL) delamination by reducing the tensile stress imposed on the via which connects first level interconnects with the BEOL. Tensile stress imposed on the via is reduced by shifting the via towards the center of a silicon chip or alternatively shifting the under bump metallization (UBM) towards the corners of the silicon chip." The patent was assigned to International Business Machines Corp. (http://www.ibm.com/), Armonk, N.Y. The application was filed on Jan. 7, 2008 (No. 11/970,130), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=137&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Semiconductor Structure Fabricating Method Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- An inventor has invented a method for fabricating a semiconductor structure. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,411). The inventor is Kangguo Cheng, Beacon, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "The present invention provides a high-k gate dielectric/metal gate MOSFET that has a reduced parasitic capacitance. The inventive structure includes at least one metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) 100 located on a surface of a semiconductor substrate 12. The least one MOSFET 100 includes a gate stack including, from bottom to top, a high-k gate dielectric 28 and a metal-containing gate conductor 30. The metal-containing gate conductor 30 has gate corners 31 located at a base segment of the metal-containing gate conductor. Moreover, the metal-containing gate conductor 30 has vertically sidewalls 102A and 102B devoid of the high-k gate dielectric 28 except at the gate corners 31. A gate dielectric 18 laterally abuts the high-k gate dielectric 28 present at the gate corners 31 and a gate spacer 36 laterally abuts the metal-containing gate conductor 30. The gate spacer 36 is located upon an upper surface of both the gate dielectric 18 and the high-k gate dielectric that is present at the gate corners 31." The patent was assigned to International Business Machines Corp. (http://www.ibm.com/), Armonk, N.Y. The application was filed on Sept. 4, 2009 (No. 12/554,292), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=138&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Organic Light Emitting Diodes Display Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Three inventors have invented an organic light emitting diodes display. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,531). The co-inventors are Michael L. Boroson, Michele L. Ricks and Thomas W. Palone, Rochester, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "An organic light emitting diodes (OLED) display, comprising: a substrate; an OLED having two spaced-apart electrodes and organic layers disposed there between, and the OLED disposed over the substrate; an encapsulation container fixed by perimeter seal to the substrate and disposed over the OLED to provide an enclosure; and the substrate or the encapsulation container, or both, including compliant regions that flex, compress, or expand under stress and reduce stress transfer between the substrate and the encapsulation container through the perimeter seal." The patent was assigned to Global OLED Technology LLC, Wilmington, Del. The application was filed on July 25, 2007 (No. 11/782,797), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=132&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Automatic Sensing Power System Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Three inventors have invented an automatic sensing power system. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,475). The co-inventors are Steve Spano, Dryden, N.Y., Gregory W. Menas and Brent A. Miller, Wichita, Kan.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "An automatic sensing power system automatically determines a power requirement for an electrical device, converts power to the required level, and outputs the power to the electrical device when the electrical device is connected to the automatic sensing power system." The application was filed on Jan. 18, 2006 (No. 11/334,078), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=136&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Biomarkers for Cancer Treatment Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Two inventors have invented biomarkers for cancer treatment. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,143). The co-inventors are Christine Pratilas and Neal Rosen, New York.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "The present invention provides identification of a thirty-five gene set that predicts the anticancer activity of inhibitors of the RAF/MEK/MAPK pathway, methods of qualifying cancer status in a subject, methods of identifying an anti-tumor response in a subject, methods of monitoring the efficacy of a therapeutic drug in a subject, and methods of identifying an agent useful in the treatment of a cancer based on expression of the thirty-five gene set." The patent was assigned to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (http://www.mskcc.org/), New York. The application was filed on April 2, 2007 (No. 11/732,362), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=146&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Semiconductor Structure Forming Method Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Two inventors have invented a method for forming a semiconductor structure. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,340). The co-inventors are Guy Moshe Cohen, Mehegan Lake, N.Y., and Patricia May Mooney, Mount Kisco, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A method of forming a semiconductor structure (and the resulting structure), includes straining a free-standing semiconductor, and fixing the strained, free-standing semiconductor to a substrate." The patent was assigned to International Business Machines Corp. (http://www.ibm.com/), Armonk, N.Y. The application was filed on June 13, 2003 (No. 10/460,628), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=141&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Similar Songs Identifying Systems Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- An inventor has invented systems for identifying similar songs. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,241). The inventor is Daniel P.W. Ellis, New York.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Methods and systems for identifying similar songs are provided. In accordance with some embodiments, methods for identifying similar songs are provided, the methods comprising: identifying beats in at least a portion of a song; generating beat-level descriptors of the at least a portion of the song corresponding to the beats; comparing the beat-level descriptors to other beat-level descriptors corresponding to a plurality of songs. In accordance with some embodiments, systems for identifying similar songs are provided, the systems comprising: a digital processing device that: identifies beats in at least a portion of a song; generates beat-level descriptors of the at least a portion of the song corresponding to the beats; and compares the beat-level descriptors to other beat-level descriptors corresponding to a plurality of songs." The patent was assigned to the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, New York. The application was filed on Sept. 27, 2007 (No. 11/863,014), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=145&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Satiety Factor Receptor Identification System Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Four inventors have invented a system for the identification of a receptor for a satiety factor. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,137). The co-inventors are Jeffrey M. Friedman, Gwo-Hwa Lee and Ella Ioffe, New York, and Ricardo Proenca, Astoria, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "The present invention relates to identification of a receptor for a satiety factor, which is involved in body weight homeostasis. Mutations in this receptor are associated with obese phenotypes. In particular, the present invention relates to identification and characterization of the receptor for leptin, including a naturally occurring soluble form of the receptor that is expected to modulate leptin activity, in particular to agonize leptin activity. The invention further relates to the nucleic acids encoding the receptor, and to methods for using the receptor, e.g., to identify leptin analogs, therapeutically, such as in gene therapy or in soluble form as an agonist or antagonist of leptin activity, or diagnostically." The patent was assigned to Rockefeller University (http://www.rockefeller.edu/) New York. The application was filed on Oct. 24, 2006 (No. 11/585,709), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=147&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Polymorphic Form of Fluoro-7-(2,2,2-Trifluoroethoxy) Phenoxathiin-10,10-Dioxide Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Six inventors have invented a polymorphic form of fluoro-7-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy) phenoxathiin-10,10-dioxide. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,050). The co-inventors are Brian P. Haney and Nigel Metcalfe, Rensselaer, N.Y., Elisabeth C.A. Brot, Albany, N.Y., Daniel K. Keefe Jr., Troy, N.Y., Grant J. Palmer, Clifton Park, N.Y., and Paul K. Isbester, Castleton, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Provided herein is a new form of 3-fluoro-7-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)phenoxathin 10,10-dioxide, which demonstrates higher stability relative to other forms of 3-fluoro-7-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)phenoxathiin-10,10-dioxide. In particular, this new form affords less dosage critical administration of 3-fluoro-7-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)phenoxathin 10,10-dioxide relative to other forms. The new solid form of 3-fluoro-7-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)phenoxathiin-10,10-dioxide has been determined and is provided herein. This new solid form of 3-fluoro-7-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)phenoxathiin-10,10-dioxide can be characterized by any of a number of its properties, including, but not limited to, melting point, differential scanning calorimetry, infrared spectroscopic spectrum or portions thereof, solubility, methods and conditions under which this form is prepared, and/or precipitated from solution, and, when in crystalline form, the crystalline form can be characterized according to the diffraction pattern or portions thereof." The patent was assigned to CeNeRx BioPharma Inc. (http://www.cenerx.com/), Cary, N.C. The application was filed on July 5, 2007 (No. 11/773,892), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=150&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor Structure Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Five inventors have invented a metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor structure. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,397). The co-inventors are Changguo Cheng, Guilderland, N.Y., Brian Joseph Greene, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Kern Rim, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Dureseti Chidambarrao, Weston, Conn., and Jack A. Mandelman, Flat Rock, N.C.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) structure includes a planar semiconductor substrate, a gate dielectric and a gate. An Ultra Thin (UT) Silicon on Insulator (SOI) channel extends to a first depth below the top surface of the substrate and is self-aligned to and is laterally coextensive with the gate. Source-drain regions, extend to a second depth greater than the first depth below the top surface, and are self-aligned to the UT channel region. A first Buried Oxide (BOX1) region extends across the entire structure, and vertically from the second depth to a third depth below the top surface. An upper portion of a second Buried Oxide (BOX2) region under the UT channel region is self-aligned to and is laterally coextensive with the gate, and extends vertically from the first depth to a third depth below the top surface, and where the third depth is greater than the second depth." The patent was assigned to International Business Machines Corp. (http://www.ibm.com/), Armonk, N.Y. The application was filed on July 1, 2008 (No. 12/166,285), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=139&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Cover Plate with Integral Shelf Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Two inventors have invented a cover plate with an integral shelf. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,257). The co-inventors are Bryce Robert Gunderman and Robert Dale Gunderman, W. Henrietta, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A cover plate for covering a wall box mounted wiring device such as an electrical receptacle. The cover plate includes an attachment member for covering the wall box opening, at least one opening for at least one wiring device, and a shelf attached to the attachment member. The shelf may also have a non-slip surface or be pitched in such a way that an electronic device such as a cell phone will not fall off. The shelf may also have a lip or raised edge to retain the electronic device. In use, an electronic device will rest on the shelf while charging. The charger plug will be conveniently inserted into the electrical receptacle that is directly below the shelf, with the electronic device resting neatly on the integral shelf. The cover plate reduces clutter related to charging electronic devices in areas such as kitchens or bathrooms. The cover plate may also be used to hold other items such as keys, wallets, watches, clocks, remote controls, and the like." The application was filed on Sept. 12, 2008 (No. 12/210,151), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=144&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Skin Erythema Treatment Method Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Two inventors have invented a method for treating skin erythema resulting from rosacea in a subject. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,049). The co-inventors are Stuart D. Shanler, New York, and Andrew Ondo, Las Cruces, N.M.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "The present invention is directed to the treatment of skin erythema as exhibited in rosacea and other conditions characterized by increased erythema (redness) of the skin. These conditions exhibit dilation of blood vessels due to a cutaneous vascular hyper-reactivity. In particular, the present invention is directed to a novel composition and method for the treatment of skin erythema using .alpha..sub.1-adrenergic receptor (.alpha..sub.1-adrenoceptor) agonists incorporated into cosmetic, pharmacological or dermatological compositions for topical application to the skin." The patent was assigned to Vicept Therapeutics Inc. (http://www.vicepttx.com/), Malvern, Pa. The application was filed on Jan. 22, 2004 (No. 10/763,807), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=151&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** 9-Substituted Tetracyclines Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Two inventors have invented 9-substituted tetracyclines. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,008). The co-inventors are Phaik-Eng Sum, Pomona, N.Y., and Tarek Mansour, New City, N.Y.

According to the description of the invention, released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, states: "The present invention relates to 9-substituted derivatives of tetracyclines which are useful as antimicrobial agents and exhibit antibacterial activity against a wide spectrum of organisms including organisms which are resistant to tetracyclines and other antibiotics." The patent was assigned to Wyeth LLC, Madison, N.J. The application was filed on Feb. 14, 2006 (No. 11/354,306), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=155&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Integrated Circuit Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Two inventors have invented an integrated circuit. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,333). The co-inventors are Jan Boris Philipp, Peekskill, N.Y., and Thomas Happ, Tarrytown, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "An integrated circuit includes a first electrode and a first resistivity changing material coupled to the first electrode. The first resistivity changing material has a planarized surface. The integrated circuit includes a second resistivity changing material contacting the planarized surface of the first resistivity changing material and a second electrode coupled to the second resistivity changing material. A cross-sectional width of the first resistivity changing material is less than a cross-sectional width of the second resistivity changing material." The patent was assigned to Qimonda North America Corp. (http://www.qimonda.com/), Durham, N.C. The application was filed on June 28, 2007 (No. 11/770,064), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=142&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Integrated Synchronized Optical Sampling and Control Element Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Five inventors have invented an integrated synchronized optical sampling and a control element. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,297). The co-inventors are Arkadiy Peker, New Hyde Park, N.Y. International inventors are Alon Ferentz and Dror Korcharz, Bat Yam, Israel., Roni Blaut, Netanya, Israel, and Migel Jacubovski, Hod Hasharon, Israel.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "An optical sampling and control element for use with a luminaire exhibiting a cycle and a frame, the optical sampling and control element being constituted of a color sensor in optical communication with the luminaire; and a sampler connected to the outputs of the color sensor, the sampler comprising an integrator arranged to integrate the outputs of the color sensor over a predetermined period less than the frame." The patent was assigned to Microsemi Corp. - Analog Mixed Signal Group Ltd., Hod Hasharon, Israel. The application was filed on June 10, 2008 (No. 12/136,095), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=143&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Cell CD36 Expression Reducing Methods Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Three inventors have invented methods for reducing CD36 expression in a cell. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,987). The co-inventors are Hazel H. Szeto, New York, Sunghee Cho, Scarsdale, N.Y., and Shaoyl Liu, Palisades Park, N.J.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "The invention provides a method for reducing CD36 expression in a cell. The method comprises contacting the cell with an effective amount of an aromatic-cationic peptide having at least one net positive charge; a minimum of four amino acids; a maximum of about twenty amino acids; a relationship between the minimum number of net positive charges (p.sub.m) and the total number of amino acid residues (r) wherein 3 p.sub.m is the largest number that is less than or equal to r+1; and a relationship between the minimum number of aromatic groups (a) and the total number of net positive charges (p.sub.t) wherein 2a is the largest number that is less than or equal to p.sub.t+1, except that when a is 1, p.sub.t may also be 1." The patent was assigned to Cornell Research Foundation Inc. (http://www.cornell.edu/research/), Ithaca, N.Y. The application was filed on May 1, 2009 (No. 12/434,216), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=156&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Logic Function Performing Method Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- An inventor has invented a method for performing a logic function. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,933). The inventor is Kuan-Neng Chen, White Plains, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Programmable via devices and methods for the fabrication thereof are provided. In one aspect, a programmable via device is provided comprising a substrate; a dielectric layer on the substrate; a heater on at least a portion of a side of the dielectric layer opposite the substrate; a first oxide layer over the side of the dielectric layer opposite the substrate and surrounding at least a portion of the heater; a first capping layer over a side of the first oxide layer opposite the dielectric layer; at least one programmable via extending through the first capping layer and the first oxide layer and in contact with the heater, the programmable via comprising at least one phase change material; a second capping layer over the programmable via; a second oxide layer over a side of the first capping layer opposite the first oxide layer; a pair of first conductive vias, each extending through the first and second oxide layers and the first capping layer, and in contact with the heater; and a second conductive via, located between the pair of first conductive vias, extending through the second oxide layer and in contact with the second capping layer." The patent was assigned to International Business Machines Corp. (http://www.ibm.com/), Armonk, N.Y. The application was filed on Feb. 1, 2010 (No. 12/697,805), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=157&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Trench Capacitor Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- An inventor has invented a trench capacitor. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,387). The inventor is Kangguo Cheng, Beacon, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A trench capacitor with an isolation collar in a semiconductor substrate where the substrate adjacent to the isolation collar is free of dopants caused by auto-doping. The method of fabricating the trench capacitor includes the steps of forming a trench in the semiconductor substrate; depositing a dielectric layer on a sidewall of the trench; filling the trench with a first layer of undoped polysilicon; etching away the first layer of undoped polysilicon and the dielectric layer from an upper section of the trench whereby the semiconductor substrate is exposed at the sidewall in the upper section of the trench; forming an isolation collar layer on the sidewall in the upper section of the trench; and filling the trench with a second layer of doped polysilicon." The patent was assigned to International Business Machines Corp. (http://www.ibm.com/), Armonk, N.Y. The application was filed on April 3, 2008 (No. 12/062,310), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=140&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Nasal Calcitonin Formulations Containing Chlorobutanol Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Five inventors have invented nasal calcitonin formulations containing chlorobutanol. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,120). The co-inventors are Jorge C. de Meireles, Syosset, N.Y., Arati A. Deshpande, Miller Place, N.Y., Anthony P. Sileno, Brookhaven Hamlet, N.Y., Steven C. Quay, Edmonds, Wash., and Zenaida O. Go, Clifton, N.J.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Compositions suitable for intranasal administration containing calcitonin, chlorobutanol, a pH of about 3.5, and sodium chloride, and an intranasal spray and a pharmaceutical delivery device thereof." The patent was assigned to Par Pharmaceutical Inc. (http://www.parpharm.com/), Woodcliff Lake, N.J. The application was filed on March 22, 2004 (No. 10/805,788), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=149&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Non-Volatile Memory Transistor Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- An inventor has invented a method for forming a nanowire based non-volatile floating-gate memory. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,883). The inventor is Guy M. Cohen, Mohegan Lake, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A non-volatile memory transistor with a nanocrystal-containing floating gate formed by nanowires is disclosed. The nanocrystals are formed by the growth of short nanowires over a crystalline program oxide. As a result, the nanocrystals are single-crystals of uniform size and single-crystal orientation." The patent was assigned to International Business Machines Corp. (http://www.ibm.com/), Armonk, N.Y. The application was filed on May 15, 2008 (No. 12/121,044), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=161&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Thin Film Patterning Method Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Two inventors have invented a method for patterning a thin film. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,747). The co-inventors are Sandra L. Hyland, Guilderland, N.Y., and Shannon W. Dunn, Altamont, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A method of patterning a thin film is described. The method comprises forming a thin film to be patterned on a substrate, forming a developable anti-reflective coating (ARC) layer on the thin film, and forming a mask layer on the developable ARC layer. Thereafter, the mask layer is patterned to form a pattern therein, and the pattern is partially transferred to the developable ARC layer using an imaging and developing process. Once the mask layer is removed, the pattern is completely transferred to the developable ARC layer using an etching process, and the pattern in the developable ARC layer is transferred to the underlying thin film using another etching process." The patent was assigned to Tokyo Electron Ltd. (http://www.tel.com/), Tokyo. The application was filed on Sept. 22, 2006 (No. 11/534,477), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=168&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Release Fluid Additives Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Two inventors have invented release fluid additives. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,737). The co-inventors are John S. Facci, Webster, N.Y., and William H. Wayman, Ontario, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "The presently disclosed embodiments are directed to release fluids or agents that are useful in release coating in toner-based technologies. More particularly, the embodiments pertain to the addition of metal chelating agents to release fluids to prevent byproduct reactions from the fusing process that would otherwise decrease fuser member life and image quality." The patent was assigned to Xerox Corp. (http://www.xerox.com/), Norwalk, Conn. The application was filed on Oct. 29, 2008 (No. 12/260,941), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=169&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** In-Place Bonding Method Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Five inventors have invented an in-place bonding method. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,906). The co-inventors are Ageeth A. Bol, Jack O. Chu, Alfred Grill, Conal E. Murray and Katherine L. Saenger, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "An in-place bonding method in which a metal template layer under a carbon layer is removed while the carbon layer is still attached to a substrate is described for forming a carbon-on-insulator substrate. In one embodiment of the in-place bonding method, at least one layered metal/carbon (M/C) region is formed on an insulating surface layer of an initial substrate structure. The at least one layered M/C region has edges that are bordered by exposed regions of the insulating surface layer. Some edges of the at least one layered M/C region are then secured to a base substrate of the initial structure via a securing structure, while other edges are left exposed. A selective metal etchant removes the metal layer under the carbon layer using the exposed edges for access. After metal etching, the now-unsupported carbon layer bonds to the underlying insulating surface layer by attraction." The patent was assigned to International Business Machines Corp. (http://www.ibm.com/), Armonk, N.Y. The application was filed on Nov. 4, 2009 (No. 12/612,331), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=160&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Semiconductor Structure Forming Method Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Two inventors have invented a method for forming a semiconductor structure. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,881). The co-inventors are Kangguo Cheng, Guilderland, N.Y., and Jack Allan Mandelman, Flat Rock, N.C.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A semiconductor structure including a trench formed in a substrate and a buried isolation collar that extends about sidewalls of the trench. The buried isolation collar is constituted by an insulator formed from a buried porous region of substrate material. The porous region is formed from a buried doped region defined using masking and ion implantation or by masking the trench sidewalls and using dopant diffusion. Advantageously, the porous region is transformed to an oxide insulator by an oxidation process. The semiconductor structure may be a storage capacitor of a memory cell further having a buried plate about the trench and a capacitor node inside the trench that is separated from the buried plate by a node dielectric formed on the trench sidewalls." The patent was assigned to International Business Machines Corp. (http://www.ibm.com/), Armonk, N.Y. The application was filed on May 22, 2008 (No. 12/125,357), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=162&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Memory Cell Forming Method Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Two inventors have invented a method for forming a memory cell. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,879). The co-inventors are Chung Hon Lam, Peekskill, N.Y., and Bipin Rajendran, White Plains, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Techniques for forming a memory cell. An aspect of the invention includes forming field effect transistor (FET) gate stacks and sacrificial cell gate stacks over the substrate. Spacer layers are then formed around the FET gate stacks and around the sacrificial cell gate stacks. The sacrificial cell gate stacks are then removed such that the spacer layers around the sacrificial cell gate stacks are still intact. BJT cell stacks are then formed in the space between the spacer layers where the sacrificial cell gate stacks were formed and removed, the BJT cell stacks including an emitter layer. A phase change layer above the emitter contacts and an electrode above the phase change layer are then formed." The patent was assigned to International Business Machines Corp. (http://www.ibm.com/), Armonk, N.Y. The application was filed on May 16, 2008 (No. 12/121,875), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=163&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Multi-Purpose Magnetic Film Structure Manufacturing Method Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Seven inventors have invented a method for manufacturing a multi-purpose magnetic film structure. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,833). The inventor is Richard J. Gambino, Stony Brook, N.Y. International inventors are Tae-wan Kim and In-jun Hwang, Yongin-si, South Korea, Wan-jun Park and Young-keun Kim, Seoul, South Korea, Sang-jin Park, Pyeongtaek-si, South Korea, and Soon-ju Kwon, Pohang-si, South Korea.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Provided are a multi-purpose magnetic film structure using a spin charge, a method of manufacturing the same, a semiconductor device having the same, and a method of operating the semiconductor memory device. The multi-purpose magnetic film structure includes a lower magnetic film, a tunneling film formed on the lower magnetic film, and an upper magnetic film formed on the tunneling film, wherein the lower and upper magnetic films are ferromagnetic films forming an electrochemical potential difference therebetween when the lower and upper magnetic films have opposite magnetization directions." The patent was assigned to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (http://www.samsung.com/), Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. The application was filed on Sept. 14, 2007 (No. 11/898,762), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=165&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Integrated Wafer Processing Apparatus for Fabricating Semiconductor Chips Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Three inventors have invented an integrated wafer processing apparatus for fabricating semiconductor chips. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,923). The co-inventors are Qinghuang Lin and Sampath Purushothaman, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Robert Wisnieff, Ridgefield, Conn.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "The present disclosure relates to an integrated wafer processing apparatus for fabricating semiconductor chips. This integrated wafer processing system combines the lithography patterning steps and irradiation curing steps of the patternable dielectric into one system. The patternable low-k material of the present disclosure also functions as a photoresist, i.e. is a photo-patternable low-k dielectric material." The patent was assigned to International Business Machines Corp. (http://www.ibm.com/), Armonk, N.Y. The application was filed on July 17, 2007 (No. 11/778,876), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=159&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Phase Change Memory Structures Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Three inventors have invented phase change memory structures. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,851). The co-inventors are Ramachandran Muralidhar, Mahopac, N.Y., Tushar P. Merchant and Rajesh A. Rao, Austin, Texas.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A phase change memory cell has a first electrode, a plurality of pillars, and a second electrode. The plurality of pillars are electrically coupled with the first electrode. Each of the pillars comprises a phase change material portion and a heater material portion. The second electrode is electrically coupled to each of the pillars. In some examples, the pillars have a width less than 20 nanometers." The patent was assigned to Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (http://www.freescale.com/), Austin, Texas. The application was filed on Sept. 28, 2007 (No. 11/864,246), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=164&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Hybridization-Based Biosensor Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Two inventors have invented a hybridization-based biosensor containing hairpin probes. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,764). The co-inventors are Benjamin L. Miller, Penfield, N.Y., and Christopher M. Strohsahl, Rochester, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A sensor chip that includes: a fluorescence quenching surface; a nucleic acid probe that contains first and second ends with the first end bound to the fluorescence quenching surface, and is characterized by being able to self-anneal into a hairpin conformation; and a first fluorophore bound to the second end of the first nucleic acid molecule. When the first nucleic acid molecule is in the hairpin conformation, the fluorescence quenching surface substantially quenches fluorescent emissions by the first fluorophore; and when the first nucleic acid molecule is in a non-hairpin conformation, fluorescent emissions by the fluorophore are substantially free of quenching by the fluorescence quenching surface. Various nucleic acid probes, methods of making the sensor chip, biological sensor devices that contain the sensor chip, and their methods of use are also disclosed." The patent was assigned to the University of Rochester (http://www.rochester.edu/), Rochester, N.Y. The application was filed on Aug. 14, 2007 (No. 11/838,616), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=166&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Dogs Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration Identifying Method Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Seven inventors have invented a method for identifying progressive rod-cone degeneration in dogs. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,761). The co-inventors are Orly Goldstein, Ithaca, N.Y., Susan Pearce-Kelling, Berkshire, N.Y., Jeanette S. Feli, Horseheads, N.Y., Gustavo D. Aguirre and Barbara Zangerl, Philadelphia, Gregory M. Acland, Kennett Square, Pa., and Duska J. Sidjanin, Brookfield, Wis.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Provided is a method for identifying dogs as likely to be genetically normal, carriers of, or affected with progressive rod-cone degeneration comprising analyzing nucleic acids from a dog and determining the presence or absence of one or more prcd polymorphisms in the nucleic acids. Representative prcd polymorphisms characteristic of a prcd haplotype are also provided." The patent was assigned to Cornell Research Foundation Inc. (http://www.cctec.cornell.edu/), Ithaca, N.Y. The application was filed on Dec. 13, 2006 (No. 11/638,072), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=167&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Organosilicate Glass Interlevel Dielectric Damage-Free Patterning Process Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Three inventors have invented a process for damage-free patterning of at least one organosilicate glass interlevel dielectric. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,926). The co-inventors are Nicholas C.M. Fuller, Elmsford, N.Y., Stephen McConnell Gates, Ossining, N.Y., and Timothy J. Dalton, Ridgefield, Conn.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Interconnect structures possessing an organosilicate glass based material for 90 nm and beyond BEOL technologies in which a multilayer hardmask using a line-first approach are described. The interconnect structure of the invention achieves respective improved device/interconnect performance and affords a substantial dual damascene process window owing to the non-exposure of the OSG material to resist removal plasmas and because of the alternating inorganic/organic multilayer hardmask stack. The latter feature implies that for every inorganic layer that is being etched during a specific etch step, the corresponding pattern transfer layer in the field is organic and vice-versa." The patent was assigned to International Business Machines Corp. (http://www.ibm.com/), Armonk, N.Y. The application was filed on Aug. 26, 2008 (No. 12/198,602), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=158&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Titanocene Containing Photoconductors Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- An inventor has invented titanocene containing photoconductors. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,732). The inventor is Jin Wu, Webster, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A photoconductor that includes, for example, a supporting substrate, a photogenerating layer, and a charge transport layer, and wherein at least one of the charge transport layer and the photogenerating layer contains a titanocene." The patent was assigned to Xerox Corp. (http://www.xerox.com/), Norwalk, Conn. The application was filed on March 31, 2008 (No. 12/059,587), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=170&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Imaging Members Preparing Process Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Eight inventors have invented a process for preparing imaging members. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,728). The co-inventors are John F. Yanus, Kenny-Tuan T. Dinh and J. Robinson Cowdery-Corvan, Webster, N.Y., David M. Skinner, M. John Hinckel and Satish Parikh, Rochester, N.Y., Markus R. Silvestri, Fairport, N.Y., and Susan VanDusen, Williamson, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "An imaging member including a substrate; thereover a charge generating layer; thereover a first charge transport layer comprising a small molecule charge transport material and a polymeric component selected from the group consisting of polyarylamine polyester, polyacylamine, and mixtures and combinations thereof; and a second charge transport layer disposed over the first charge transport layer, the second charge transport layer comprising a small molecule charge transport material and a binder, wherein the second charge transport layer is free of polyarylamine polyester and polyacylamine." The patent was assigned to Xerox Corp. (http://www.xerox.com/), Norwalk, Conn. The application was filed on Dec. 1, 2006 (No. 11/607,402), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=171&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Fuel Cell System Air Flow Thermal Control Apparatus Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Four inventors have invented an apparatus for thermal control of air flow in a fuel cell system. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,713). The co-inventors are Seth E. Lerner and Steven D. Burch, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., Jason R. Kolodziej, West Henrietta, N.Y., and Prem C. Menon, Pittsford, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A method and apparatus for thermal control of air flow in a fuel cell system, capable of accurately controlling the temperature of the air stream entering the water vapor transfer unit, maintaining a desired temperature set-point, and minimizing the time required for the air stream to reach the optimum operating temperature." The patent was assigned to GM Global Technology Operations Inc. Detroit. The application was filed on Dec. 6, 2006 (No. 11/634,564), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=172&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Anti-Inflammatory Pharmaceutical Compositions for Reducing Inflammation Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Seven inventors have invented anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical compositions for reducing inflammation. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,610). The co-inventors are John Babish, Brooktondale, N.Y., Matthew Tripp, Gary Darland, Robert Lerman and Daniel O. Lukaczer, Gig Harbor, Wash., Jeffrey S. Bland, Fox Island, Wash., and Terrence Howell, Jamaica Plain, Mass.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "The invention provides hops (Humulus lupulus) extracts or derivatives thereof for use in treating a patient prophylactically and/or therapeutically for ulcerogenic-type disorders of the stomach and/or intestines. The ulcerogenic disorders can be of the type chemically induced, environmentally-induced, infection-induced, and/or stress-induced. The invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising an active amount of hops extracts or derivatives thereof, in combination with an analgesic compound and/or an anti-inflammatory compound. The invention further provides for use of hops extracts or derivatives thereof, significantly reducing and/or therapeutically treating ulcerogenic-type disorders of the stomach and/or intestines." The patent was assigned to Metaproteomics LLC, San Clemente, Calif. The application was filed on May 21, 2004 (No. 10/557,293), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=174&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Garbage Bag or Container Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Two inventors have invented a garbage bag or container. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,597). The co-inventors are Joseph Dussich, Manhasset, N.Y. The international inventor is Masahiko Katoh, Mie, Japan.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "An article, such as a container or bag for garbage, which repels animals such as cats, dogs, rats, and crows. The article may be made from a synthetic resin composition including a synthetic resin and from 10 to 15,000 ppm by weight of a salicylic acid ester, menthol and/or camphor. The article may also be made from a synthetic resin composition including a synthetic resin and an odorant composition containing eucalyptus oil and one or more of a salicylic acid ester, menthol and camphor." The patent was assigned to JAD Corp. of America (http://www.jad.com/), College Point, N.Y. The application was filed on Sept. 26, 2005 (No. 11/234,082), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=176&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Method for Stimulating Immune Response Against Moraxella Catarrhalis Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Three inventors have invented a method for stimulating immune response against Moraxella catarrhalis. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,589). The co-inventors are Timothy F. Murphy and Alan J. Lesse, E. Amherst, N.Y., and Charmaine Kirkham, E. Aurora, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Provided is a method for stimulating in an individual an immune response against M. catarrhalis. The method is performed by administering to an individual a composition that contains at least one isolated M. catarrhalis protein in an amount effective to stimulate an immune response against M. catarrhalis in the individual. The M. catarrhalis proteins used in the method of the invention are M. catarrhalis proteins Msp22, Msp75, Msp78, Protein 28, Protein 99, Protein 238, and combinations thereof." The patent was assigned to the Research Foundation of State University of New York (http://www.rfsuny.org/), Amherst, N.Y. The application was filed on Dec. 29, 2008 (No. 12/345,430), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=177&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Roll of Interconnected Detachable Fabric or Cloth Sheets Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- An inventor has invented a roll of interconnected detachable fabric or cloth sheets. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,649). The inventor is David W. Post, Pleasantville, N.Y.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A roll of interconnected detachable fabric or cloth sheets provides an environmentally friendly cost effective reusable alternative to disposable paper towels, and nonwoven wipes and mop pads. Each of the sheets includes a front surface and a rear surface. The front surface of one sheet is connected with the rear surface of an adjacent sheet to form the roll by connectors such as male and female hook and loop ribbon sections. The individual sheets can also be used as mop head covers. A dispenser for the sheets includes a spindle for rotatably retaining the roll and a rack for supporting a detached sheet for air drying between uses." The application was filed on Oct. 30, 2008 (No. 12/290,433), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=173&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Non-Effervescent Making Methods Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- Three inventors have invented methods for making a non-effervescent. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,811,604). The co-inventors are Salah U. Ahmed, New City, N.Y., Lianli Li, St. Louis, and Tahseen A. Chowdhury, Washington Township, N.J.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "The present invention is directed to non-effervescent, orally disintegrating dosage forms comprising free base clozapine that are substantially free of acids, water-soluble polymers, taste-masking polymers, and coatings, and methods of making and using the same." The patent was assigned to Barr Laboratories Inc., Woodcliff Lake, N.J. The application was filed on Nov. 14, 2006 (No. 11/598,833), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=175&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Integrin Receptor Binding Inhibition Method Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 16 -- Ten inventors have invented carboxylic acid derivatives that inhibit the binding of integrins to their receptors. The U.S. Patent was issued on Oct. 12 (No. 7,812,038). The co-inventors are Qi Chen, Carmel, Ind.; Ian L. Scott, Delanson, N.Y.; Ronald J. Biediger, E. Radford Decker and George W. Holland, Houston; Wen Li, Robert V. Market and Chengde Wu, Pearland, Texas; Jamal M. Kassir, Stafford, Texas; and Jian Li, The Woodlands, Texas.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A method for the inhibition of the binding of .alpha..sub.4.beta..sub.1 integrin to its receptors, for example VCAM-1 (vascular cell adhesion molecule-1) and fibronectin; compounds that inhibit this binding; pharmaceutically active compositions comprising such compounds; and to the use of such compounds either a above, or in formulations for the control or prevention of diseases states in which .alpha..sub.4.beta..sub.1 is involved." The patent was assigned to Encysive Pharmaceuticals Inc., New York. The application was filed on June 14, 2005 (No. 11/152,695), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=4&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=152&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101012.PD.&s2=(NY.INST.)&OS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY&RS=ISD/10/12/2010+AND+IS/NY *** Biomarkers for Pre-Selection of Anti-Cancer Therapy Responsive Patients Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 16 -- Four inventors have invented methods for identifying patients whose cancers are responsive to anti-IGF1R therapy.. The U.S. Patent was For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; [email protected]; http://targetednews.com.

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