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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Feb. 1)

[February 01, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Feb. 1)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Texas.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,363,694) developed by Arunabha Ghosh, Austin, Texas, for a "delay-induced scattering with phase randomization and partitioned frequency hopping." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes partitioning a set of hopping carrier frequencies into disjoint sets including a first set and a second set such that a frequency correlation between a first hopping carrier frequency of the first set and a second hopping carrier frequency of the second set is approximately zero. The method also includes generating at least one copy of a signal, which includes a plurality of time division multiple access (TMDA) frames. The at least one copy of the signal has a fixed delay and a random phase relative to the signal. The method further includes transmitting the signal and the at least one copy of the signal using selected hopping carrier frequencies from the first and second sets such that a frame is sent using the first hopping carrier frequency from the first set and an adjacent second frame is sent using the second hopping carrier frequency from the second set." The patent application was filed on Dec. 10, 2007 (11/953,158). 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=8,363,694&OS=8,363,694&RS=8,363,694 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.



*** Voxpath Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Voxpath Networks, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,363,647) developed by Richard E. Fangman, Round Rock, Texas, Jason D. Preston, Austin, Texas, and Kenneth Ryon, Leander, Texas, for a "system and method for configuring an IP telephony device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "System and method for IP telephony. The system includes an IP telephone (IPT) and a Service Gateway (SG). The SG receives an identifier, e.g., a vendor class identifier, included in a DHCP discover message from the IP telephone and determines if the identifier is valid. If so, the SG issues a DHCP offer comprising DHCP lease information to the IP telephone, including a range of port numbers assigned to the IP telephone based on the identifier, where the range of port numbers comprises ports which are not reserved for use by other IP protocols. The DHCP lease information includes information indicating operational software for the IP telephone which the IP telephone executes to enable IP communications. The SG mediates IP communications between the IP telephone and an IP device, where the IP telephone uses at least a subset of the range of port numbers to send or receive IP communications." The patent application was filed on July 11, 2001 (09/903,838). 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=8,363,647&OS=8,363,647&RS=8,363,647 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus for Handling a Communication Session for an Unregistered Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,363,640) developed by Mehrad Yasrebi, Austin, Texas, Bernard Ku, Austin, Texas, and Chaoxin Charles Qiu, Austin, Texas, for "methods and apparatus for handling a communication session for an unregistered internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for handling a communication session for an unregistered Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) device are disclosed. An example method comprises receiving an IMS session initiation message from an un-registered user endpoint, determining whether the IMS session initiation message is directed to an exception endpoint, and establishing an IMS session on behalf of the unregistered user endpoint when the IMS session initiation is directed to the exception endpoint." The patent application was filed on Jan. 31, 2007 (11/669,367). 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=8,363,640&OS=8,363,640&RS=8,363,640 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent for Programming a Non-volatile Memory ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,363,491) developed by Fuchen Mu, Austin, Texas, and Yanzhuo Wang, Austin, Texas, for "programming a non-volatile memory." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a system having a plurality of non-volatile memory cells, a method includes performing hot carrier injection on a first non-volatile memory cell in a first mode of programming. In the first mode, current flows from a first current electrode to a second electrode of the first non-volatile memory cell and charge is transferred from the current to a floating gate of the first non-volatile memory cell at a location nearer the first current electrode than the second current electrode. The method further includes performing hot carrier injection on the first non-volatile memory cell in a second mode of programming. In the second mode, current flows from the second current electrode to the first electrode of the first non-volatile memory cell and charge is transferred from the current to the floating gate of the first non-volatile memory cell at a location nearer the second current electrode than the first current electrode." The patent application was filed on Jan. 28, 2011 (13/016,522). 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=8,363,491&OS=8,363,491&RS=8,363,491 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Methods And Apparatus to Control a Flash Crowd Event in a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,363,641) developed by James Jackson, Austin, Texas, and Mehrad Yasrebi, Austin, Texas, for "methods and apparatus to control a flash crowd event in a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus to control a flash crowd event in a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) network are disclosed. An example method comprises receiving at a VoIP border element a VoIP registration response message having a field representing a priority assigned to a VoIP endpoint, receiving a message from the VoIP endpoint at the VoIP border element, detecting whether a network congestion condition exists, and placing the message received from the VoIP endpoint into one of a plurality of queues based on the priority when the congestion condition is detected." The patent application was filed on March 7, 2008 (12/044,479). 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=8,363,641&OS=8,363,641&RS=8,363,641 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** S. Aqua Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- S. Aqua Semiconductor, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,363,451) developed by G.R. Mohan Rao, Richardson, Texas, for a "random access memory with CMOS-compatible nonvolatile storage element and parallel storage capacitor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods, and memory device with row lines and column lines arranged in a matrix configuration with a memory cell coupled to one of the column lines and one of the row lines. The memory cell includes a storage capacitor with a first plate coupled to a storage node, a CMOS-compatible non-volatile storage element having a node coupled to the storage node and configured to hold a charge corresponding to a binary value, and an access transistor coupled to the storage node. The access transistor includes a word line gate, a first node, and a second node, the word line gate being coupled to the one of the plurality of row lines, the first node being coupled to the one of the plurality of column lines, the second node being coupled to the storage node and to said node of the CMOS-compatible non-volatile storage element." The patent application was filed on June 22, 2012 (13/530,378). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,363,451&OS=8,363,451&RS=8,363,451 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Pilot Signal in an FDMA Communication System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,363,540) developed by James W. McCoy, Austin, Texas, for a "pilot signal in an FDMA communication system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for generating a transmit sequence in a single carrier frequency division multiple access (SC-FDMA) transmitter is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes generating a first time domain sequence, transforming the first time domain sequence to a first frequency domain sequence according to a first transform, distributing the first frequency domain sequence among a subset of subcarriers among a plurality of subcarriers in a second frequency domain sequence, transforming the second frequency domain sequence to a second time domain sequence, and adding a cyclic prefix to the second time domain sequence to form a transmit sequence. In one exemplary embodiment, the first time domain sequence is a plurality of pilot symbols that have known properties e.g., a constant amplitude, and zero autocorrelation (CAZAC)." The patent application was filed on Aug. 15, 2011 (13/210,240). 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=8,363,540&OS=8,363,540&RS=8,363,540 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Schlumberger Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Schlumberger Technology, Sugar Land, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,362,429) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for oil spill detection." The co-inventors are Albert Ballard Andrews, Wilton, Conn., Wei-Chuan Shih, Cambridge, Mass., Matthew Clayton, Houston, and Oliver C. Mullins, Ridgefield, Conn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention relates to a method for detecting the presence of hydrocarbons near an unmanned offshore oil platform. The method steps include monitoring reflected atmospheric and thermal radiation, detecting the presence of hydrocarbons, and generating an alert based on the presence of hydrocarbons." The patent application was filed on Nov. 1, 2011 (13/286,422). 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=83,62,429.PN.&OS=PN/83,62,429&RS=PN/83,62,429 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Quantum Technical Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Quantum Technical Services, Sugarland, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,362,440) developed by Charles B. Winfield, Pasadena, Texas, Stephen N. Harris, Houston, and Lance Freeman, League City, Texas, for a "method for monitoring fouling in a cooling tower." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Fouling in the fill portion of a cooling tower is monitored by transmitting radiation through a cooling tower, detecting the amount of radiation that has penetrated the cooling tower, and calculating the density of the fill portion of the cooling tower based on the detected radiation. A higher than expected density indicates the presence of fouling on the fill portion of the cooling tower. A rate of fouling may be established by monitoring the density of the fill portion of the cooling tower over time." The patent application was filed on March 5, 2012 (13/412,289). 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=83,62,440.PN.&OS=PN/83,62,440&RS=PN/83,62,440 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Flextronics AP Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Flextronics AP, Broomfield, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,363,439) developed by Zaohong Yang, Richardson, Texas, for an "efficiency improvement in power factor correction." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An power converter that is operable to convert AC power into DC power that may be delivered to a load. The power converter includes a transformer and a controllable switch. The switching frequency of the power converter is configured to be dependent on the level of the AC voltage of an AC power source. The switching frequency may be proportional to the AC voltage to provide a constant magnetic flux density swing for the transformer in the power converter. The switching frequency may be controlled by using a circuit that converts the AC voltage from the AC power source into a frequency signal that is proportional to the AC voltage." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2008 (12/107,321). 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=8,363,439&OS=8,363,439&RS=8,363,439 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Enclosure with an E-fuse Connected to Multiple Blade Computers ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,363,373) developed by Prasad R. Atluri, Houston, and Ruben A. Ayala, Cypress, Texas, for "enclosure with an E-fuse connected to multiple blade computers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment is an enclosure that has a plurality of server computers connected to an e-fuse. A circuit in the enclosure provides a 400V output to the e-fuse." The patent application was filed on July 28, 2010 (12/844,852). 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=8,363,373&OS=8,363,373&RS=8,363,373 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Texas A&M University System Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,362,329) developed by five co-inventors for "intergeneric hybrid plants and methods for production thereof." The co-inventors are William L. Rooney, College Station, Texas, George L. Hodnett, College Station, Texas, Leslie C. Kuhlman, Lawrence, Kan., David M. Stelly, College Station, Texas, and Harold James Price, College Station, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for the production of an intergeneric hybrid plants and plants produced thereby. In certain aspects, intergeneric hybrid plants are produced by crossing a sorghum parent plant comprising a mutant sorghum iap allele with a second moncot plant. Methods for the use of such plants and products obtained therefrom are also provided." The patent application was filed on July 24, 2009 (12/508,907). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,62,329.PN.&OS=PN/83,62,329&RS=PN/83,62,329 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Dow Technology Investments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Dow Technology Investments, Midland, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,362,284) developed by Liping Zhang, Lake Jackson, Texas, Albert C. Liu, Charleston, W.Va., and Michael Habenschuss, South Charleston, W.Va., for a "method of achieving and maintaining a specified alkylene oxide production parameter with a high efficiency catalyst." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An improved method of operating an alkylene oxide production process to achieve and maintain a desired alkylene oxide production parameter is shown and described. The method comprises adjusting one of an overall catalyst chloriding effectiveness parameter or reaction temperature to obtain the desired alkylene oxide production parameter." The patent application was filed on April 20, 2010 (12/763,285). 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=83,62,284.PN.&OS=PN/83,62,284&RS=PN/83,62,284 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Chevron Phillips Chemical Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Chevron Phillips Chemical, The Woodlands, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,362,310) developed by eight co-inventors for a "method of enhancing an aromatization catalyst." The co-inventors are Christopher D. Blessing, Jabail, Saudi Arabia, Scott H. Brown, Kingwood, Texas, Tin-Tack Peter Cheung, Kingwood, Texas, David J. Glova, Lyman, S.C., Daniel M. Hasenberg, Kingwood, Texas, Dennis L. Holtermann, Kingwood, Texas, Gyanesh P. Khare, Kingwood, Texas, and Daniel B. Knorr Jr., Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A hydrocarbon aromatization process comprising adding a nitrogenate, an oxygenate, or both to a hydrocarbon stream to produce an enhanced hydrocarbon stream, and contacting the enhanced hydrocarbon stream with an aromatization catalyst, thereby producing an aromatization reactor effluent comprising aromatic hydrocarbons, wherein the catalyst comprises a non-acidic zeolite support, a group VIII metal, and one or more halides. Also disclosed is a hydrocarbon aromatization process comprising monitoring the presence of an oxygenate, a nitrogenate, or both in an aromatization reactor, monitoring at least one process parameter that indicates the activity of the aromatization catalyst, modifying the amount of the oxygenate, the nitrogenate, or both in the aromatization reactor, thereby affecting the parameter." The patent application was filed on April 1, 2011 (13/078,524). 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=83,62,310.PN.&OS=PN/83,62,310&RS=PN/83,62,310 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Dow Global Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Dow Global Technologies, Midland, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,362,265) developed by four co-inventors for "hafnium complexes of heterocyclic organic ligands." The co-inventors are Paul C. Vosejpka, Midland, Mich., Harold W. Boone, Sugar Land, Texas, Kevin A. Frazier, Midland, Mich., and Carl N. Iverson, Houston.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Hafnium complexes of heterocyclic organic ligands having improved solubility in aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents and their use as components of olefin polymerization catalysts as well as novel syntheses of component parts thereof are disclosed." The patent application was filed on March 29, 2007 (12/299,519). 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=83,62,265.PN.&OS=PN/83,62,265&RS=PN/83,62,265 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Lyondell Chemical Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Lyondell Chemical Technology, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,362,292) developed by Andrew P. Kahn, Eagleville, Pa., and Elizabeth I. Ross-Medgaarden, Humble, Texas, for a "process for producing allyl acetate." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A process for producing allyl acetate is disclosed. The process comprises reacting a feed comprising propylene, acetic acid, oxygen, and carbon dioxide in the presence of a supported palladium catalyst. The feed comprises from 2 to 6 mole percent carbon dioxide, which improves the selectivity to allyl acetate." The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2012 (13/571,885). 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=83,62,292.PN.&OS=PN/83,62,292&RS=PN/83,62,292 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** William Marsh Rice University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- William Marsh Rice University, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,362,295) developed by five co-inventors for "graphene compositions and methods for production thereof." The co-inventors are James M. Tour, Bellaire, Texas, Howard K. Schmidt, Cypress, Texas, Condell D. Doyle, Nocona, Texas, Dmitry V. Kosynkin, Houston, and Jay R. Lomeda, Houston.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Drilling fluids comprising graphenes and nanoplatelet additives and methods for production thereof are disclosed. Graphene includes graphite oxide, graphene oxide, chemically-converted graphene, and functionalized chemically-converted graphene. Derivatized graphenes and methods for production thereof are disclosed. The derivatized graphenes are prepared from a chemically-converted graphene through derivatization with a plurality of functional groups. Derivatization can be accomplished, for example, by reaction of a chemically-converted graphene with a diazonium species. Methods for preparation of graphite oxide are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on Jan. 8, 2009 (12/812,169). 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=83,62,295.PN.&OS=PN/83,62,295&RS=PN/83,62,295 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** University of Texas System Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- The University of Texas System, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,362,283) developed by Philip D. Magnus, Austin, Texas, Benjamin P. Fauber, San Francisco, and Neeraj Sane, Pune, India, for a "cross-conjugated 2,5-cyclohexadienone and related synthesis methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to methods for the synthesis of galanthamine, morphine, intermediates, salts and derivatives thereof. In preferred embodiments, the invention relates to methods for improving the efficiency and overall yield of said morphine, morphine related derivatives and intermediates thereof. In further embodiments, the invention relates to methods for improving the efficiency and overall yield of galanthamine and intermediates thereof." The patent application was filed on May 12, 2010 (12/778,392). 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=83,62,283.PN.&OS=PN/83,62,283&RS=PN/83,62,283 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** University of Texas System Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- The University of Texas System, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,362,277) developed by four co-inventors for pro-neurogenic compounds. The co-inventors are Steven L. McKnight, Dallas, Andrew A. Pieper, Plano, Texas, Joseph M. Ready, Carrollton, Texas, and Jef K. De Brabander, Flower Mound, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention relates generally to stimulating neurogenesis (e.g., post-natal neurogenesis, e.g., post-natal hippocampal neurogenesis) and protection from neuron cell death." The patent application was filed on July 7, 2010 (12/832,056). 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=83,62,277.PN.&OS=PN/83,62,277&RS=PN/83,62,277 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Ceres Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Ceres, Thousand Oaks, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,362,330) developed by Clinton Jay Johnson, Happy, Texas, for a "high biomass sorghum hybrid CB 7520." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A hybrid sorghum, designated CB 7520 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of hybrid sorghum CB 7520, to the plants of hybrid sorghum CB 7520 and to methods for producing a sorghum plant by crossing the hybrid CB 7520 with itself or another sorghum plant that is not a plant of sorghum hybrid CB 7520. The invention further relates to hybrid sorghum seeds and plants. The invention further relates to methods for producing a sorghum plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic plants produced by that method and to methods for producing other hybrid sorghum derived from sorghum hybrid CB 7520." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2010 (12/942,775). 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=83,62,330.PN.&OS=PN/83,62,330&RS=PN/83,62,330 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Chevron Phillips Chemical Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Chevron Phillips Chemical, The Woodlands, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,362,278) developed by five co-inventors for "methods for the conversion of a substituted furan to a substituted pyrrole." The co-inventors are Bruce E. Kreischer, Kingwood, Texas, Orson L. Sydora, Houston, Steven Hutchinson, Spring, Texas, Eduardo J. Baralt, Kingwood, Texas, and Ron D. Knudsen, Bartlesville, Okla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention discloses processes for producing substituted pyrrole compounds, such as 2,5-disubstituted pyrroles. Synthetic processes which directly convert substituted furan compounds to substituted pyrrole compounds, via a reaction of the substituted furan compound with ammonia and/or an ammonium salt in the presence of a catalyst, also are described." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2010 (12/895,945). 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=83,62,278.PN.&OS=PN/83,62,278&RS=PN/83,62,278 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** GTC Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- GTC Technology, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,362,313) developed by four co-inventors for "processes and systems for recovery of styrene from a styrene-containing feedstock." The co-inventors are Zhong Yi Ding, Houston, Weihua Jin, Houston, Andrei Cimpeanu, Houston, and Amy Sealey, Bozeman, Mont.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In various embodiments, the present disclosure describes processes and systems for recovery of styrene from a styrene-rich feedstock. The processes and systems maintain performance of an extractive solvent used in the styrene recovery. In general, the processes include introducing a styrene-rich feedstock to an extractive distillation column, removing a styrene-rich stream from the extractive distillation column, introducing the styrene-rich stream to a solvent recovery column, removing a styrene-lean stream from the solvent recovery column, separating and treating a portion of the styrene-lean stream to form a treated extractive solvent and recycling the treated extractive solvent. In some embodiments, the treating process also includes steam stripping. Styrene-recovery systems including an extractive distillation column, a solvent recovery column, a solvent treatment apparatus having at least one equilibrium stage and a continuous circulation loop connecting these components are also disclosed herein." The patent application was filed on Feb. 1, 2010 (12/697,927). 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=83,62,313.PN.&OS=PN/83,62,313&RS=PN/83,62,313 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Clearwater International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Clearwater International, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,362,298) developed by four co-inventors for "hydrolyzed nitrilotriacetonitrile compositions, nitrilotriacetonitrile hydrolysis formulations and methods for making and using same." The co-inventors are Olusegun M. Falana, San Antonio, Aziz Hikem, San Antonio, Sarkis R. Kakadjian, San Antonio, and Frank Zamora, Edo Merida, Venezuela.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Hydrolyzed nitrilotriacetonitrile compositions are disclosed prepared by a method characterized by a one-shot addition of an amount of nitrilotriacetonitrile to a solution containing an acid catalyst, where the reaction is complete in a time period of less than an hour. The method is also characterized by adjusting the pH of the reaction mixture to a pH of at least 8. The method is also characterized by oxidatively removing free cyanide to a desired low level through the addition of an oxidizing agent the produces environmentally benign by-products to the crude hydrolyzed NTAN to form hydrolyzed NTAN compositions having minimized, negligible, or substantially no free cyanide levels." The patent application was filed on May 20, 2011 (13/112,012). 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=83,62,298.PN.&OS=PN/83,62,298&RS=PN/83,62,298 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,362,842) developed by Gonggui Xu, Plano, Texas, for a "circuit and method for dynamically controlling op-amp offset for photodetector applications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided herein are a circuit and method for dynamically controlling operational amplifier (op-amp) offset for photodetector applications using a variable trimming circuit coupled to a test node and an op-amp." The patent application was filed on Aug. 4, 2011 (13/198,120). 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=8,362,842&OS=8,362,842&RS=8,362,842 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Superior Essex Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Superior Essex Communications, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,362,359) developed by Jeffrey Scott Laws, Brownwood, Texas, and Scott Howard Larose, Brownwood, Texas, for a "surface modified drop cable, method of making same, and drop cable assembly." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A drop cable supportable in a drop cable clamping assembly includes a conductive, non-conductive, or combination conductive and non-conductive core enclosed by an extruded cable jacket of thermoplastic material. The cable jacket has a flattened top surface and a flattened bottom surface, either or both of which is provided with a friction engaging surface consisting of indentations or projections formed by one or more rollers following extrusion of the cable jacket and operatively configured for engagement by a clamping surface of the clamping assembly." The patent application was filed on July 27, 2009 (12/509,798). 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=83,62,359.PN.&OS=PN/83,62,359&RS=PN/83,62,359 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Baker Hughes Assigned Patent for Method for Eliminating Borehole Eccentricity Effect in Transversal Induction Sensor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Baker Hughes, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,362,781) developed by Arcady Reiderman, Houston, for a "method for eliminating borehole eccentricity effect in transversal induction sensor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An instrument for measuring a property of a subsurface material, the instrument including: a magnetic material surrounding a volume in at least two dimensions; and a receiver adapted for receiving energy related to the property of the subsurface material; wherein the receiver is disposed at an exterior surface of the magnetic material." The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2008 (12/188,855). 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=8,362,781&OS=8,362,781&RS=8,362,781 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Selecting Options Located on a Media Disc ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,018) developed by James M. McArdle, Austin, Texas, for "selecting options located on a media disc." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Selecting options on a media disc containing data is provided. An option identifier associated with an external surface of the media disc is detected by a sensor unit coupled to a media player. The external surface is an outer surface of the media disc. A presentation option corresponding to the option identifier is identified. Media content associated with the media disc is presented in a format corresponding to the presentation option." The patent application was filed on March 9, 2010 (12/720,211). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,018&OS=8,364,018&RS=8,364,018 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Raytheon Assigned Patent for Broadband Balun ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Raytheon, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,362,849) developed by Mikel J. White, Murphy, Texas, for a broadband balun.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In some embodiments, the technology includes a balun. The balun includes an un-balanced line, a balanced line, a double-y transition section, a first connection section, and a second connection section. The un-balanced line includes a ground trace and a signal trace. The balanced line includes a first and second signal trace. The double-y transition section includes a first slot trace and a second slot trace. The first slot trace couples the ground trace of the un-balanced line to the first signal trace of the balanced line. The second slot trace couples the signal trace of the un-balanced line to the second signal trace of the balanced line. The first connection section couples the first slot trace to the first signal trace of the balanced line. The second connection section couples the second slot trace to the second signal trace of the balanced line." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2010 (12/839,438). 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=8,362,849&OS=8,362,849&RS=8,362,849 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Improving Storage Efficiency of High Definition Digital Video Recorders ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,007) developed by five co-inventors for "improving storage efficiency of high definition digital video recorders." The co-inventors are Kevin M. Corry, Pflugerville, Texas, Mark A. Peloquin, Austin, Texas, Steven L. Pratt, Leander, Texas, Karl M. Rister, Austin, Texas, and Andrew M. Theurer, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Improving storage efficiency for a digital video recorder is provided. It is determined whether television programming is being presented on a high definition channel or a standard definition channel. The television programming is recorded using the digital video recorder in response to determining that the television programming is being presented on a standard definition channel without making any resolution changes to the television programming. It is determined whether the content of the television programming originates in high definition or standard definition. When the television programming originates in standard definition, it is determined whether a corresponding standard definition channel is available. In response to determining the corresponding channel is available, the television programming is recorded in standard definition from the corresponding channel. Otherwise, the television programming is downscaled on the high definition channel to a standard definition resolution." The patent application was filed on Dec. 16, 2008 (12/336,160). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,007&OS=8,364,007&RS=8,364,007 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** West Virginia University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va., has been assigned a patent (8,362,760) developed by four co-inventors for a stimulus responsive nanoparticles. The co-inventors are Darren Robert Cairns, Morgantown, W.Va., Wade W. Huebsch, Morgantown, W.Va., Konstantinos A. Sierros, Morgantown, W.Va., and Matthew S. Shafran, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are various embodiments of methods and systems related to stimulus responsive nanoparticles. In one embodiment includes a stimulus responsive nanoparticle system, the system includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a plurality of elongated electro-responsive nanoparticles dispersed between the first and second electrodes, the plurality of electro-responsive nanorods configured to respond to an electric field established between the first and second electrodes." The patent application was filed on Feb. 19, 2009 (12/388,987). 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=8,362,760&OS=8,362,760&RS=8,362,760 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent for Data Processing System having Brown-out Detection Circuit ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,362,814) developed by Chris C. Dao, Pflugerville, Texas, Stefano Pietri, Austin, Texas, and Andre Luis Vilas Boas, Campinas, Brazil, for a "data processing system having brown-out detection circuit." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data processing system includes a brown-out detection circuit with a first resistive element, a first transistor, a second transistor, and a comparator. The first resistive element has a first terminal coupled to a first power supply voltage terminal, and a second terminal. The first transistor has a first current electrode coupled to the second terminal of the first resistive element, a control electrode, and a second current electrode. The second transistor has a first current electrode coupled to the second current electrode of the first transistor, a control electrode, and a second current electrode coupled to a second power supply voltage terminal. The comparator has a first input terminal coupled to the first terminal of the first resistive element, a second input terminal coupled to the second terminal of the first resistive element, and an output terminal for providing a brown-out detection signal." The patent application was filed on July 19, 2012 (13/553,095). 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=8,362,814&OS=8,362,814&RS=8,362,814 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** CommScope Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- CommScope, Hickory, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,363,997) developed by Rong Hou, Richardson, Texas, Daniel W. Macauley, Fishers, Ind., and Danny L. Satterthwaite, Allen, Texas, for a "system for intelligent patching of telecommunication cables with a communication network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A datacommunications patching system includes: a mounting frame; a first module mounted in the mounting frame and including a plurality of connector ports on one side thereof and first and second connectors on another side thereof; and a backplane that is mounted in the mounting frame. The backplane electrically connects to the first module via the first connector when the first module is mounted in the mounting frame in a first orientation, and wherein the backplane electrically connects to the first module via the second connector when the first module is mounted in the mounting frame in a second orientation that is inverted from the first orientation." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2009 (12/640,267). 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=8,363,997&OS=8,363,997&RS=8,363,997 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cirrus Logic Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Cirrus Logic, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,362,838) developed by John C. Tucker, Austin, Texas, and Ammisetti V. Prasad, Austin, Texas, for a "multi-stage amplifier with multiple sets of fixed and variable voltage rails." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A signal processing system and method utilizes a multi-stage amplifier to amplify an input signal. The multi-stage amplifier uses a mixed set of voltage rails to improve the operating efficiency of at least one of the amplification stages while allowing other amplification stages to operate in a predetermined operating mode. Efficiency of at least one of the stages is improved by supplying at least one variable voltage rail to an amplification stage of the multi-stage amplifier. The variable voltage rail varies in response to changes in an input signal voltage to the amplification stage. Accordingly, at least one amplification stage utilizes a variable voltage rail, and all amplification stages are supplied with a set of voltage rails that provides sufficient input signal headroom, thus, providing amplification stage efficiency and adequate voltage to allow operation of all amplification stages." The patent application was filed on March 30, 2007 (11/694,348). 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=8,362,838&OS=8,362,838&RS=8,362,838 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,364,023) developed by five co-inventors for a "personal video recorder with storage space loans." The co-inventors are Stephen B. Boston, Cedar Park, Texas, David E. Blaschke, Austin, Texas, Michael W. Brown, Georgetown, Texas, Andrew D. Hately, Austin, Texas, and Michael A. Paolini, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Automated personal video recording for multi-user personal video recorders having a multiplicity of registered users, each user having allocated storage space on the PVR which allocated storage space for each user includes storage space upon which shows are recorded and storage space upon which shows have not been recorded (free space), including recording for a borrower a show owned by the borrower, the show having a storage space requirement exceeding the borrower's free space by a deficit amount; selecting, in dependence upon the deficit amount, one or more lenders, wherein the lenders are users, registered on the PVR, having free space; and borrowing, in dependence upon the deficit amount, from the lenders for the borrower, at least one loan amount of storage space. Embodiments include returning from the borrower to the lender the deficit amount after displaying the show to the borrower or upon repossession by a lender." The patent application was filed on March 18, 2008 (12/050,283). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,364,023&OS=8,364,023&RS=8,364,023 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cirrus Logic Assigned Patent for Light Emitting Diode Based Lighting System with Time Division Ambient Light Feedback Response ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Cirrus Logic, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,362,707) developed by William A. Draper, Austin, Texas, and John L. Melanson, Austin, Texas, for a "light emitting diode based lighting system with time division ambient light feedback response." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A lighting system includes time division light output sensing and adjustment for ambient light. In at least one embodiment, time division light output sensing involves modulating power to a light emitting diode (LED) set, and the set of LEDs includes one or more LEDs. In at least one embodiment, each LED in the LED set is included in a single lamp, and, in at least one embodiment, the set of LEDs is contained in multiple lamps. In at least one embodiment, for each lamp, a controller modulates power to the LED set by selectively reducing power to the LED set using time division algorithm to allow a light sensor to sense the brightness of ambient light with a reduced contribution from the LED set. In at least one embodiment, a lighting system also includes time division light output sensing and adjustment for different spectra LEDs." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2009 (12/495,206). 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=8,362,707&OS=8,362,707&RS=8,362,707 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,363,110) developed by Andrew G. Habas, Saint Charles, Mo., and Timothy Abels, Pflugerville, Texas, for a "system and method for addressing audiovisual equipment issues." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for addressing audiovisual equipment issues are disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a display device having a housing component at least partially defining an interior space. In some cases, a memory may be fixed within the interior space, and the memory may be storing a first set of display parameters and a second set of display parameters. The system may also include a diagnostic tool located within the interior space. The tool may be operable to assist a user in resolving a display-related issue by engaging in a diagnostic routine that includes a communicative interaction with a remotely located network node." The patent application was filed on Jan. 30, 2007 (11/669,017). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,363,110.PN.&OS=PN/8,363,110&RS=PN/8,363,110 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Controlling Vehicle Operations Based on Object Presence ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,344) developed by six co-inventors for "controlling vehicle operations based on object presence." The co-inventors are Gregory J. Boss, Saginaw, Mich., Peter G. Finn, Brampton, Canada, Rick A. Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., Brian M. O'Connell, Cary, N.C., James W. Seaman, Falls Church, Va., and Keith R. Walker, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Operation of a vehicle is controlled based on the presence of or absence of one or more identified foreign objects within one or more monitored zones about the vehicle. One or more transceivers receive information about the one or more foreign objects. Based on the received information and the one or more corresponding zones, one or more controllers identify a response, which may include notifying the user about the foreign object and/or generating a signal that inhibits the ignition from turning on. Controllers identify a response, which may include notifying a user about a present or absent object or generating a signal that inhibits the ignition from turning on." The patent application was filed on March 19, 2012 (13/423,677). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,364,344.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,344&RS=PN/8,364,344 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** System Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- System Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,363,237) developed by D. Keith Withington, Houston, and Reese W. Murdock, Houston, for an "active printing system and method for printing based on image size." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for printing an image on a medium whose dimensions are determined based on the size of the image are disclosed herein. A system includes a processor and a printing software system including an--Active Printing System ("APS") configured to execute on the processor. The APS receives from an application program invoking the APS a size of an image to be printed and returns to the application program a set of dimensions within which the image is to be printed on a selected print media. The set of dimensions is determined based, at least in part, on the size of the image." The patent application was filed on April 17, 2009 (12/425,632). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,363,237.PN.&OS=PN/8,363,237&RS=PN/8,363,237 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Document Destruction Management ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,306) developed by Herman Rodriguez, Austin, Texas, Newton James Smith, Austin, Texas, and Clifford Jay Spinac, Austin, Texas, for a document destruction management.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable code for shredding objects. The apparatus has a number of components including a receptacle that is configured to receive objects. A shredding unit is connected to the receptacle, wherein the shredding unit selectively destroys the objects placed into the receptacle. An object detector is used to detect the presence of an object in the receptacle. An object identifier identifies objects placed into the receptacle. The apparatus also has a memory and a connector. The connector is used to establish a communications link with a data processing system. A controller in the apparatus stores identifications of objects identified by the object identifier in the memory and sends a signal to the shredding unit to control shredding of the objects." The patent application was filed on Oct. 10, 2007 (11/869,828). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,364,306.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,306&RS=PN/8,364,306 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Schlumberger Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Schlumberger Technology, Sugar Land, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,364,404) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and method for displaying data associated with subsurface reservoirs." The co-inventors are Emmanuel Legendre, Houston, Jacques R. Tabanou, Houston, Jean Seydoux, Sugar Land, Texas, Koji Ito, Sugar Land, Texas, Fabienne Legendre, Houston, and Georgi Kutiev, Sugar Land, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Method and system for visualizing one or more properties of a subterranean earth formation while drilling a borehole using probability information from a modeling process. Probability waveforms based on information from a plurality of borehole stations may be plotted, either alone or superimposed onto other graphical representations, to provide a visual display that is easily interpreted by a user to make geosteering decisions. The probability waveforms include peaked sections that are proportional to the amount of uncertainty or error associated with a boundary estimate at a particular distance from an axis of the borehole. By providing a visual display of the uncertainty, a user can make better geosteering decisions." The patent application was filed on Feb. 6, 2008 (12/027,155). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,364,404.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,404&RS=PN/8,364,404 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Information Technology for Finding a Location Based on an Image at Another Location ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,393) developed by four co-inventors for an "information technology for finding a location based on an image at another location." The co-inventors are Lisa Seacat DeLuca, San Francisco, Travis M. Grigsby, Austin, Texas, Frank Lawrence Jania, Durham, N.C., and Steven Michael Miller, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer system displays an image of a first geographic location by a computer system, receives a user selection of a portion of the image of the first geographic location, processes the user-selected image portion to identify a meaning for the user-selected image portion, computes a logical connection between the computer system identified meaning and a second geographic location, and directs the user to the second geographic location. Computing the logical connection may include finding a match between a significance of the second geographic location and the meaning identified for the user-selected image portion. Receiving a user selection of an image portion may include receiving a user selection identifying an ad within the image and wherein the processing to identify a meaning for the user-selected image portion includes identifying a meaning for the ad." The patent application was filed on July 29, 2009 (12/511,417). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,364,393.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,393&RS=PN/8,364,393 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Pictorial Navigation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,364,397) developed by four co-inventors for a pictorial navigation. The co-inventors are Rick A. Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., Neil A. Katz, Parkland, Fla., Brian M. O'Connell, Cary, N.C., and Keith R. Walker, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems and program products provide pictorial information relevant to a geographic location, through selecting characteristics relevant to geographic locations, searching pictorial image databases for images having an embedded tags associated with the characteristics, retrieving image files from databases having embedded tags correlated to characteristics and visually depicting a physical appearance or an attribute of a location, analyzing characteristics image files and responsively selecting preferred image data, formatting preferred image data for presentation to a user, associating formatted preferred data with geographic locations, and presenting associated formatted data to a user in association with geographic locations. Characteristic include global positioning satellite coordinates. Image data may be selected having preferred image resolutions or perspectives. Formatting pictorial information may comprise synthesizing photographs into a constructs. Associated image data may indicate a distance and direction from a geographic location. Routing system applications are enabled to present pictorial information with each navigation route points." The patent application was filed on Aug. 23, 2007 (11/843,748). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,364,397.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,397&RS=PN/8,364,397 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Bankruptcy Estate of Voxelogix Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Bankruptcy Estate of Voxelogix, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,364,301) developed by Stephen M. Schmitt, San Antonio, for a "surgical guides and methods for positioning artificial teeth and dental implants." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is set forth for making a computer model of patient's jaws on the basis of digital information. Digital data about the jaws, teeth, soft tissues and artificial teeth is joined in computer space to create aesthetic and functional plans for the removal of teeth, shaping of supporting bone and placement of dental implants. Artificial teeth and pre-manufactured prosthetic devices are made and attached to the dental implants at the time of surgery. The aesthetic and functional position of artificial teeth is determined prior to surgical removal of natural teeth and the ideal position of implants and the proper form of the remaining bone are determined prior to surgery. Surgical guides used to shape bone, record occlusal orientation and position dental implants are manufactured using computer milling or layered manufacturing." The patent application was filed on Nov. 16, 2010 (12/947,698). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,364,301.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,301&RS=PN/8,364,301 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NASA, GM Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- NASA and GM Global Technology Operations, Detroit, have been assigned a patent (8,364,314) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for automatic control of a humanoid robot." The co-inventors are Muhammad E. Abdallah, Houston, Robert Platt, Houston, Charles W. Wampler II, Birmingham, Mich., Matthew J. Reiland, Oxford, Mich., and Adam M. Sanders, Holly, Mich.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A robotic system includes a humanoid robot having a plurality of joints adapted for force control with respect to an object acted upon by the robot, a graphical user interface (GUI) for receiving an input signal from a user, and a controller. The GUI provides the user with intuitive programming access to the controller. The controller controls the joints using an impedance-based control framework, which provides object level, end-effector level, and/or joint space-level control of the robot in response to the input signal. A method for controlling the robotic system includes receiving the input signal via the GUI, e.g., a desired force, and then processing the input signal using a host machine to control the joints via an impedance-based control framework. The framework provides object level, end-effector level, and/or joint space-level control of the robot, and allows for functional-based GUI to simplify implementation of a myriad of operating modes." The patent application was filed on Nov. 24, 2009 (12/624,445). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,364,314.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,314&RS=PN/8,364,314 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Halliburton Energy Services ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- Halliburton Energy Services, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,364,406) developed by Daniel D. Gleitman, Houston, for a "multiple distributed sensors along a drillstring." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for downhole measurement and communications are disclosed. The system includes a communications medium, at least partially disposed in a drillpipe, a processor coupled to the communications medium, at least two sensor modules coupled to the communications medium, where at least one of the sensor modules is along a drillpipe, and at least one communications coupler to couple at least one sensor module to the communications medium." The patent application was filed on March 4, 2005 (11/072,795). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,364,406.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,406&RS=PN/8,364,406 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** MacroDisplay Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 -- MacroDisplay, Richardson, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,363,204) developed by Yao-Dong Ma, Frisco, Texas, for a "brightness and color enhancement film for LED TV and monitor." The abstrac 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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