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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Nov. 9)

[November 09, 2012]

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

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

*** Thermo Fisher Scientific Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sugar Land, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,187) developed by four co-inventors for an "optimal detector position for gamma backscatter." The co-inventors are Alex Kulik, Sugar Land, Texas, Alexander Joseph Esin, Sugar Land, Texas, Nikolay Baturin, Sugar Land, Texas, and Hai Wang, Sugar Land, Texas.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for determining the density of a fluid that includes disposing a gamma-ray source proximate to a vessel containing the fluid is provided. The optimal position of a gamma-ray detector with respect to the gamma-ray source is determined. A gamma-ray detector is position at the optimal position, and the density of the fluid is measured." The patent application was filed on Aug. 6, 2010 (12/852,226). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,306,187&OS=8,306,187&RS=8,306,187 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Fractional Interpolative Timing Advance and Retard Control in a Transceiver ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,174) developed by four co-inventors for a "fractional interpolative timing advance and retard control in a transceiver." The co-inventors are Thomas Casimir Murphy, Saint Charles, Ill., Jingcheng Zhuang, Allen, Texas, Khurram Waheed, Plano, Texas, and Roman Staszewski, McKinney, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Transmission of information between user equipment (UE) and base stations in a wireless network occurs using a stream of periodic data. A modem in the UE operates synchronized to a first clock source to produce the stream of periodic data at a chip rate. Transceiver circuitry is synchronized to a variable clock source to receive the stream of data from the first circuitry at a rate according to the variable clock source. A fixed phase relationship is maintained between the variable clock source and the first clock source while the data period is uniform by adjusting the variable clock in response to detected phase errors. Occasionally, one period of the periodic data is changed by a defined amount. The fixed phase relationship is restored over a number of periods in a gradual manner by changing the frequency of the variable clock by an amount. By restoring the phase relationship gradually, quality degradation of the transmitted signal is reduced." The patent application was filed on March 26, 2009 (12/411,482). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,306,174&OS=8,306,174&RS=8,306,174 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Method of Synchronization for Packet Based, OFDM Wireless Systems with Multiple Receive Chains ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,167) developed by Michael D. Direnzo, Coppell, Texas, David P. Magee, Plano, Texas, and Manish Goel, Plano, Texas, for a "method of synchronization for packet based, OFDM wireless systems with multiple receive chains." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for synchronizing a wireless receiver is provided. The system includes a first antenna and a second antenna to receive independent wireless signals containing different combination of data packets. The system includes one or more analyzer components operable to determine correlation metrics based on at least a portion of the first received signal and a portion of the second received signal. The system further includes a synchronization component operable to use the correlation metrics to determine a preferred correlation metric for synchronization by the wireless receiver of the first and second received signals to decode the data packet. A method for synchronizing a receiver of two wireless signals is also provided." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2008 (12/261,240). 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=8,306,167&OS=8,306,167&RS=8,306,167 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Low-complexity MIMO Detection Using Leaf-node Prediction Via Look-up Tables ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,139) developed by four co-inventors for "systems and methods for low-complexity MIMO detection using leaf-node prediction via look-up tables." The co-inventors are David L. Milliner, New Orleans, Deric W. Waters, Dallas, Anuj Batra, Dallas, and Srinath Hosur, Plano, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for providing multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) detection, comprising a leaf node predictor for receiving a processed communications stream, computing at least one channel metric corresponding to the communications stream for a given channel realization, and generating at least one parameter corresponding to at least one predicted best leaf node candidate for the given channel realization. A MIMO engine receives the at least one parameter and enumerates at least one list of candidate vectors corresponding to the leaf nodes specified by the generated at least one parameter. Some embodiments simulate a MIMO detector over many channel realizations, track channel metric and parameter values used for each channel realization resulting from such simulating, and store, in a look-up table, best values of the tracked values used for a particular channel metric." The patent application was filed on Jan. 18, 2008 (12/016,921). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,306,139&OS=8,306,139&RS=8,306,139 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,756) developed by Laurent A. Regimbal, Round Rock, Texas, Karl Isaac Hamand, Round Rock, Texas, and Lawrence Kyle, Salado, Texas, for "spring-loaded doors to prevent air recirculation without need for additional space." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure relates, in some embodiments, to modular information handling systems configured to automatically adjust coolant flow upon insertion and/or removal of heat-releasing elements (e.g., blades). A system may comprise, for example, a chassis at least partially defining a cavity, at least one fan in fluid communication with the cavity and operable to move coolant through at least a portion of the cavity, and one or more bays. Each of the one or more bays (a) may be at least partially defined by a bay wall, (b) may be configured to receive a heat-releasing element, and/or (c) may comprise an obturator configured to conditionally block fluid communication between the bay and the chassis cavity, the fan, and/or a coolant, wherein the obturator allows fluid communication when a blade is present in the bay and blocks fluid communication when a blade is absent from the bay. A system may further comprise at least one heat-releasing element positioned in at least one of the one or more bays." The patent application was filed on Oct. 3, 2008 (12/245,348). 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=8,305,756&OS=8,305,756&RS=8,305,756 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods of Power Amplifier Digital Pre-distortion ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,149) developed by eight co-inventors for "systems and methods of power amplifier digital pre-distortion." The co-inventors are Fernando Alberto Mujica, Allen, Texas, Hardik Prakash Gandhi, Mountain View, Calif., Lei Ding, Plano, Texas, Milind Borkar, Dallas, Zigang Yang, Plano, Texas, Roland Sperlich, Dallas, Lars Morten Jorgensen, Royal Oaks, Calif., and William L. Abbott, Portola Valley, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus is provided. In the apparatus, an input to index (I2I) module maps a complex input into a real signal. A real data tap delay line is coupled to the I2I module and includes N delay-elements. A complex data tap delay line is configured to receive the complex input and includes M delay elements. A set of K of non-linear function modules is also provided. Each non-linear function module from the set has at least one real input, at least one complex input, and at least one complex output. A configurable connectivity crossbar multiplexer couples K of the N real tap delay line elements to real inputs of the set non-linear functions and couples K of the M complex tap delay line elements to complex inputs of the set non-linear function modules." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2009 (12/571,435). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,306,149&OS=8,306,149&RS=8,306,149 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Clocked Output of Multiple Data Streams from a Common Data Port ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,128) developed by Hrishikesh Anil Shinde, Dallas, and Steven Derrick Clynes, Allen, Texas, for a "clocked output of multiple data streams from a common data port." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A video display system, such as useful in video surveillance applications, is disclosed. The system includes a video decoder (20) having a common output data port (27) at which it presents interleaved data streams (DSA, DSB). The interleaved data streams (DSA, DSB) may correspond to multiple scalings of a processed video input signal, for example as received from a surveillance camera (C1, C2, C3, C4). The video decoder (20) also outputs multiple clock signals (CLKA, CLKB), each of which are synchronous with a corresponding one of the interleaved data streams (DSA, DSB). This enables a common data port (27) to output multiple data streams (DSA, DSB), while individual destinations (30A, 30B) of the data streams (DSA, DSB) can continue to operate at legacy clock rates." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2004 (10/860,936). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,306,128&OS=8,306,128&RS=8,306,128 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** FutureWei Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- FutureWei Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,146) developed by Robert Wendell Heath Jr., Austin, Texas, and Tao Wu, Carlsbad, Calif., for a "progressive feedback for high resolution limited feedback wireless communication." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method is proposed for progressively quantizing channel state information for application in a MIMO (multiple input multiple output) communication system. A method includes computing an estimate of a communications channel between a subscriber unit and a base station, quantizing the estimate with a first codebook, thereby producing a first quantized estimate, quantizing an (n-1)-th quantized estimate with an n-th codebook, thereby producing an n-th quantized estimate, where n is an integer value ranging from 2 to R, R is a total number of quantizations of the estimate, wherein the n-th codebook is a localized codebook. The method also includes incrementing n, repeating the quantizing an (n-1)-th quantized estimate until n=R, and transmitting information based on the R quantized estimates to the base station." The patent application was filed on May 1, 2009 (12/434,529). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,306,146&OS=8,306,146&RS=8,306,146 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,176) developed by Robert B. Staszewski, Garland, Texas, Dirk Leipold, Plano, Texas, and Khurram Muhammad, Richardson, Texas, for a "fine-grained gear-shifting of a digital phase-locked loop (PLL)." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "System and method for improving a digital PLL's performance by making fine grained adjustments to the loop gain. A preferred embodiment comprises a plurality of loop gain adjustors (such as loop gain adjustors 605, 606, 607, and 608) that can incrementally adjust the loop gain. The incrementally adjusted loop gains are sequentially brought on-line so that the loop gain of the digital PLL is slowly decreased. By slowly decreasing the loop gain, the digital PLL is less perturbed by smaller noise transients that would take time to settle. Hence, the digital PLL can quickly acquire a signal and then decrease its loop gain and hence its bandwidth when it only needs to track a signal. The reduced bandwidth also reduces the overall noise in the digital PLL that is due to the reference noise contribution." The patent application was filed on June 19, 2003 (10/464,982). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,306,176&OS=8,306,176&RS=8,306,176 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Robust Packet Detection, Symbol Timing, Channel Length Estimation and Channel Response Estimation for Wireless Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,161) developed by four co-inventors for a "robust packet detection, symbol timing, channel length estimation and channel response estimation for wireless systems." The co-inventors are June Chul Roh, Allen, Texas, Anuj Batra, Dallas, Manoneet Singh, Philadelphia, and Jaiganesh Balakrishnan, Bangalore, India.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method in accordance with an embodiment of the invention includes producing a first signal match indication based on at least one match indication indicative of a match between at least one signal received in at least one band and a reference signal. The method also includes producing a first signal multipath combined signal based upon the first signal match indication, and detecting a first peak in the first multipath combined signal." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2011 (13/105,330). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,306,161&OS=8,306,161&RS=8,306,161 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for System and Method for Estimating a Transmit Channel Response and/or a Feedback Channel Response Using Frequency Shifting ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,150) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method for estimating a transmit channel response and/or a feedback channel response using frequency shifting." The co-inventors are Fernando A. Mujica, Allen, Texas, Carson A. Wick, Atlanta, Lei Ding, Plano, Texas, Milind Borkar, Dallas, and Roland Sperlich, Dallas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for identifying a transmission channel response and a feedback channel response from a plurality of composite system responses are disclosed. A plurality of shifted feedback signals are created by shifting a feedback signal frequency by a plurality of first offset values and/or by shifting a transmission signal frequency by a plurality of second offset values. The feedback signals are compared to an input signal to identify the transmission channel response and/or a feedback channel response. A control signal is generated for a pre-distortion circuit to modify the input signal by an inverse of the transmission channel response. The composite system response is measured at a plurality of operating frequencies and at the plurality of offset values. The measurements are stored in a matrix and singular value decomposition is applied to the matrix of measurements to calculate the transmission channel response and feedback channel response." The patent application was filed on June 25, 2010 (12/823,714). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,306,150&OS=8,306,150&RS=8,306,150 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microvision Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Microvision, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,305,672) developed by Selso Luanava, Woodinville, Wash., and Matthew Ellis, Austin, Texas, for a magnetically actuated system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A magnetically actuated system includes a conductor and a magnetic field apparatus to generate a magnetic field. The magnetic field apparatus includes magnets and magnetically permeable materials to focus the magnetic field in areas of the conductor that produce a drive torque when the conductor carries a current." The patent application was filed on Feb. 23, 2010 (12/710,474). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,305,672&OS=8,305,672&RS=8,305,672 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,677) developed by Terry Alan Bartlett, Dallas, James Anthony Strain, Allen, Texas, and Paul L. Rancuret, Plano, Texas, for a "system and method for operating light processing electronic devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for operating an electronic device used in light processing. A method comprises altering a spatial relationship between a spatial light modulator (SLM) and a light incident on the SLM, shifting light modulator states of a first portion of light modulators to a second portion of light modulators, and placing a third portion of light modulators in the SLM into a performance degradation-reducing mode. The amount of shifting performed is proportional to the amount of change in the spatial relationship. The method allows for a change in light modulators used to modulate the light, thereby preventing the overuse of some of the light modulators, which may help to prevent degradation of the light modulators. The performance degradation reducing mode may help to further reduce or even reverse the performance degradation of the light modulators." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2011 (13/233,210). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,305,677&OS=8,305,677&RS=8,305,677 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Prioritizing Print Requests for a Configurable Shared Network Printer ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,305,609) developed by five co-inventors for a "prioritizing print requests for a configurable shared network printer." The co-inventors are James Edward Bostick, Cedar Park, Texas, John Michael Ganci Jr., Cary, N.C., John Paul Kaemmerer, Plugerville, Texas, David Scott Wenk, Byron Center, Mich., and Sharon Woodall White, Concord, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented method and program product for configuring and prioritizing local network print requests. In one embodiment, a printer shared on multiple networks is configured to a set of parameters defined by an administrator for prioritizing the print requests received from users on a local network. A first print request is received from a first user on a remote network. The first print request originating from the first user on a remote network is printed. A second print request is received from a second user on a local network. A determination is made whether a match to the set of parameters is present. In response to determining a match to the set of parameters is present, the first print request is interrupted in order to print the second print request on the printer. The first print request from the remote network is resumed once the second print request from the local network is completely printed." The patent application was filed on May 7, 2008 (12/116,591). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,305,609&OS=8,305,609&RS=8,305,609 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Equiphon Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Equiphon, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,306,106) developed by Mark Andrew Alexander, Austin, Texas, and Douglas Edward Heineman, Lakeway, Texas, for a "multi-edge pulse width modulator with non-stationary residue assignment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An improved method for generating pulse width modulated signals, e.g., for use in audio amplifiers, power amplifiers, etc. An input digital value is received and divided by a number N, producing a quotient and a residue. A plurality N of edge modulation values may then be generated based on the quotient and the residue. Each of the N edge modulation values specifies an edge of the pulse width modulated signal to be generated. Generation of the N edge modulation values may comprise applying the residue to one or more of the N edge modulation values when the residue is greater than zero. The residue may be applied to different ones of the plurality N of edge modulation values during different iterations of the method in a non-stationary fashion. The pulse width modulated signal may then be generated based on the N edge modulation values." The patent application was filed on May 28, 2010 (12/790,048). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,306,106&OS=8,306,106&RS=8,306,106 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for System and Method for Maintaining Hue Constancy ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,666) developed by Rajeev Ramanath, Plano, Texas, for a "system and method for maintaining hue constancy." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "System and method for maintaining perceived hue constancy. A method for displaying an image includes receiving a color vector and associated image data, remapping the color vector to maintain a perceived hue constancy by adjusting a hue component of the color vector in response to a change in a lightness component or a chroma component of the color vector, providing the remapped color vector to a light source for display, and displaying image data associated with the color vector. The use of the constant hue curve ensures that the adjusting of the color vector maintains the perceived hue of the color vector, thereby helping to maintain image quality." The patent application was filed on Feb. 5, 2011 (13/021,728). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,305,666&OS=8,305,666&RS=8,305,666 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Baker Hughes Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Baker Hughes, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,305,082) developed by Gulamabbas Merchant, Houston, Luis M. Pelegri, Humble, Texas, and Vladimir S. Mogilatov, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation, for a "calibration of XX, YY and ZZ induction tool measurements." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Measurements made with a multicomponent logging system oriented in a horizontal position above the surface of the earth must satisfy certain relationships. These relationships are used to establish calibration errors in the system." The patent application was filed on Dec. 13, 2006 (11/609,997). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,305,082.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,082&RS=PN/8,305,082 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Institute of Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,305,106) developed by four co-inventors for an "electronic self-healing methods for radio-frequency receivers." The co-inventors are Florian Bohn, Pasadena, Calif., Seyed Ali Hajimiri, Pasadena, Calif., Hua Wang, Hillsboro, Ore., and Yu-Jiu Wang, Shengang Township, Taiwan.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for providing self-healing integrated circuits. The method is characterized in that the behavior of a circuit or a device in response to an input signal is observed. One or more operational parameters or characteristics of the circuit or the device are derived. A corrective action to bring the operational parameters or characteristics of the circuit or device within a desired range is deduced, if needed. The corrective action can be the application of a correction signal or a modification of one or more parameters or characteristics of an element in the circuit. The calculated corrective action, if needed, is applied to bring the operational parameters or characteristics of the circuit or device within the desired range. Optionally, the operational parameters or characteristics of the circuit or the device after the correction is effectuated can be checked." The patent application was filed on Aug. 24, 2010 (12/806,906). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,305,106.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,106&RS=PN/8,305,106 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,391) developed by Rajeev Ramanath, Plano, Texas, and Jeffrey Matthew Kempf, Allen, Texas, for a "system and method to generate multiprimary signals." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "System and method for generating multiprimary signals with optimization for bit depth for use in display devices. A preferred embodiment comprises converting an input color signal into an output color signal, wherein the number of colors in the output color signal is less than a number of colors used in a display system, when a weighting of the input color signal is less than a specified threshold, and converting the input color signal into an output color signal, wherein the number of colors in the output color signal is equal to the number of colors used in the display system, when the weighting of the input color signal is greater than the specified threshold. The use of fewer colors eliminates low bit depth colors, allowing increased dither quality in dimmer images." The patent application was filed on Nov. 27, 2006 (11/604,599). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,305,391&OS=8,305,391&RS=8,305,391 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent for Voltage Reference Circuit ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,068) developed by Edgar Mauricio Camacho Galeano, Campinas, Brazil, Alfredo Olmos, Austin, Texas, and Andre Luis Vilas Boas, Campinas, Brazil, for a voltage reference circuit.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A bandgap voltage reference unit on an integrated circuit (101) includes a proportional-to-absolute-temperature (PTAT) current source (100) coupled to a bandgap voltage reference circuit (200) that includes a plurality of self-cascode MOSFET structures (201-204) that are cascaded together to form a PTAT voltage generator (205). The bandgap voltage reference circuit also includes a complementary-to-absolute-temperature (CTAT) device (260). A PTAT voltage from the PTAT voltage generator is added to a CTAT voltage from the CTAT device to produce an output voltage of the bandgap voltage reference unit, such that the output voltage is the bandgap voltage of the integrated circuit and such that the output voltage does not change with temperature." The patent application was filed on Nov. 25, 2009 (12/626,321). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,305,068.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,068&RS=PN/8,305,068 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Adaptive Pulse-width Modulated Sequences For Sequential Color Display Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,387) developed by Andrew Ian Russell, Plano, Texas, David Foster Lieb, Dallas, and Jeffrey Matthew Kempf, Allen, Texas, for "adaptive pulse-width modulated sequences for sequential color display systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Adaptive pulse-width modulated sequences for sequential color display systems and methods. A method for displaying an image comprises receiving the image, computing a duty cycle for the image, generating a color sequence based on the computed duty cycle, and displaying the image using the color sequence. The generating comprises assigning a color cycle order to display time blocks in the color sequence, and assigning bitplane states for each display time block in the color sequence." The patent application was filed on Sept. 7, 2007 (11/851,921). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,305,387&OS=8,305,387&RS=8,305,387 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intersil Americas Assigned Patent for Non-inverting Buck Boost Voltage Converter ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Intersil Americas, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,305,055) developed by Xuelin Wu, Plano, Texas, Congzhong Huang, Plano, Texas, and Michael M. Walters, Apex, N.C., for a "non-inverting buck boost voltage converter." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A non-inverting buck boost voltage converter includes a buck boost voltage regulation circuitry for generating a regulated output voltage responsive to an input voltage. A current sensor monitors an input current to the buck boost voltage regulation circuitry. Buck boost mode control circuitry controls the buck boost voltage regulation circuitry using peak current mode control in a buck mode of operation and valley current mode control in boost mode of operation responsive to the monitored input current." The patent application was filed on Aug. 2, 2010 (12/848,579). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,305,055.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,055&RS=PN/8,305,055 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for System and Method for Controlling a Power Switch in a Power Supply System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,053) developed by Tom C. Truong, Lewisville, Texas, and Stefan Wiktor, Raleigh, N.C., for a "system and method for controlling a power switch in a power supply system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment of the invention includes a power supply system. The system includes at least one power switch configured to be activated and deactivated based on a duty-cycle of a respective at least one control signal to generate an output voltage. The system also includes a gate driver configured to generate the at least one control signal and to adjust a slew-rate of each pulse of the at least one control signal to substantially mitigate amplitude ringing at a switching node during a first rising-edge portion and to substantially mitigate conduction losses associated with the at least one power switch during activation and deactivation of the at least one power switch during a second rising-edge portion." The patent application was filed on Aug. 18, 2010 (12/858,984). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,305,053.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,053&RS=PN/8,305,053 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Curio Ltd. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Curio Ltd., Fort Worth, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,193) developed by Gregory L. Horne, Argyle, Texas, and James C. Adams, Burleson, Texas, for an "RFID protection device, and related methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Devices and methods of preventing data transfer between an RFID reader and an RFID device to be protected, are provided. An example of an embodiment of an RFID signal capture device includes a container, a signal capture circuit configured to substantially disrupt the signal provided by the RFID reader when the RFID signal capture device is positioned to protect the RFID device, and an interrogation indicator configured to indicate to a user of the RFID device that an unauthorized RFID reader is attempting to interrogate the RFID device when the RFID signal capture device is positioned in close proximity to the RFID device to provide protection thereto and when the RFID reader is producing the interrogation signal." The patent application was filed on Jan. 17, 2012 (13/352,176). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,305,193.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,193&RS=PN/8,305,193 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Implementing a Piecewise-polynomial-continuous Function in a Translinear Circuit ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,133) developed by Roy Alan Hastings, Allen, Texas, for "implementing a piecewise-polynomial-continuous function in a translinear circuit." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Implementing a piecewise-polynomial-continuous function in a translinear circuit generally involves translinear elements that form translinear loops that are linked by a clamp transistor. A first translinear loop controls a first portion of the piecewise-polynomial-continuous function in a first area of operation. A second translinear loop controls a second portion of the piecewise-polynomial-continuous function in a second area of operation. When activated in the second area of operation, the clamp transistor draws current through one of the translinear elements without drawing current away from another translinear element of the translinear circuit." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2010 (12/924,639). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,305,133.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,133&RS=PN/8,305,133 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for BIOS Graphical Engine Providing Uniform Look and Feel ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,305,386) developed by Kurt D. Gillespie, Houston, and Jayne E. Scott, Sugar Land, Texas, for a "BIOS graphical engine providing uniform look and feel." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer system comprises a Basic Input/Output System ("BIOS") graphical engine and a BIOS graphics look and feel module. The BIOS graphics look and feel module is separate from the BIOS graphical engine, and comprises a look and feel definition that defines the appearance and behavior of BIOS graphical user interface displays presented to a user before an operating system acquires control of the system. The BIOS graphical engine transforms information to be displayed for a user in accordance with the look and feel definition to provide a uniform appearance and behavior to graphical displays provided to the user." The patent application was filed on Jan. 9, 2008 (12/747,571). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,305,386&OS=8,305,386&RS=8,305,386 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Method for Calibrating an Inspection Tool ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,097) developed by Vladimir A. Ukraintsev, Allen, Texas, for a "method for calibrating an inspection tool." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided is a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device. The method, in one embodiment, includes calibrating an inspection tool configured to obtain a measurement of a semiconductor feature, including: 1) providing a test structure comprising a substrate having a trench therein, and a post feature located over the substrate adjacent the trench. The post feature, in this embodiment, includes a second layer positioned over a first layer, wherein the first layer has a notch or bulge in a sidewall thereof; 2) finding a location of the notch or bulge relative to a different known point of the test structure using a probe of the inspection tool; and 3) calculating a dimension of the probe using the relative locations of the notch or bulge and the different known point." The patent application was filed on Sept. 4, 2007 (11/849,660). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,305,097.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,097&RS=PN/8,305,097 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Program Product for Automatic RFID Attenuation and Recovery ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,305,218) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and program product for automatic RFID attenuation and recovery." The co-inventors are Christian L. Hunt, Cary, N.C., Vincent M. Padua, Chapel Hill, N.C., Robin A. Radez, Westport, Conn., William A. Reichert III, Buda, Texas, Gregory C. Smith, Raleigh, N.C., and Oriana J. Williams, Dallas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides a system and program product for attenuating a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader. In one embodiment, the system includes optimizing a coverage area of an RFID reader." The patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2008 (12/190,753). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,305,218.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,218&RS=PN/8,305,218 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Smith International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Smith International, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,305,083) developed by Tsili Wang, Katy, Texas, for a "calibration method for a microresistivity logging tool." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for making calibrated microresistivity logging measurements in nonconductive drilling fluid are disclosed. A calibrated measurement parameter (e.g., a calibrated electrical impedance or a calibrated potential difference) is obtained and further utilized to compute a formation resistivity. The methods tend to be particularly well suited for drilling applications in which the borehole environment is highly resistive (i.e., boreholes in which both the drilling fluid and the formation have a high resistivity)." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2009 (12/649,982). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,305,083.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,083&RS=PN/8,305,083 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Display Device with Embedded Networking Capability ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,385) developed by Umesh G. Jani, Plano, Texas, and Anne E. French, Allen, Texas, for a "display device with embedded networking capability." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A display device with embedded networking capability is described herein. The display device uses at least a portion of a memory of the display device, the memory of which is used for storing video/image data in the display, to store networking codes for establishing and maintaining the network connection." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2008 (12/235,617). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,305,385&OS=8,305,385&RS=8,305,385 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Track-and-hold Circuit with Low Distortion ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,114) developed by Marco Corsi, Allen, Texas, and Robert F. Payne, Lucas, Texas, for a "track-and-hold circuit with low distortion." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A track-and-hold circuit is provided. This track-and-hold circuit is adapted to track an analog input signal and hold a sampled voltage of the analog input signal at a sampling instant for processing by other circuitry, in response to a track signal that alternates with a hold signal. Preferably, the track-and-hold circuit includes a bi-directional current source that sources and sinks current through a first output node and a second output node, a unity gain amplifier that is coupled to first and second output nodes of the bi-directional current source and that receives the analog input signal, a resistor coupled to an output of the unity gain amplifier, and a capacitor coupled between the resistor and ground. Of interest, however, is the bi-directional current source, which includes a differential input circuit that is adapted to receive the track signal and the hold signal and that is coupled to the first and second output nodes and an RC network that is coupled to the differential input circuit. The RC network receives the analog input signal and is scaled to change the location of a zero to reduce the signal-dependence of the sampling instant." The patent application was filed on Aug. 24, 2010 (12/862,455). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,305,114.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,114&RS=PN/8,305,114 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,140) developed by Du Chen, San Jose, Calif., and Kemal S. Demirci, Richardson, Texas, for a "linear, large swing active resistive circuit and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Active resistive circuitry (10, 10A, 11, 11A 25, 30, 35, or 40) includes a first current divider circuit (11) having an input (15) coupled to a first signal (V.sub.i). The first current divider circuit (11) includes a first amplifier (13) having a first input (-) coupled to the first signal (V.sub.i). A symmetrically bilateral first bidirectional circuit (M1a,M1b; R1) is coupled between the first input (-) of the first amplifier (13) and an output (17) of the first amplifier (13), and functions as a feedback circuit of the first amplifier (13). A symmetrically bilateral second bidirectional circuit (M2a,M2b; R2) is coupled between the output (17) of the first amplifier (13) and an output (18) of the first current divider circuit (11)." The patent application was filed on Sept. 7, 2011 (13/199,693). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,305,140.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,140&RS=PN/8,305,140 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Intra-pair Skew Cancellation Technique for Differential Signaling ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,113) developed by Robert F. Payne, Lucas, Texas, for an "intra-pair skew cancellation technique for differential signaling." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for deskewing a differential signal is provided. A common-mode voltage of a differential signal and an average for the common-mode voltage of the differential signal are measured. A difference between first and second portions of the differential signal is determined, and deskew information is derived from the common-mode voltage and the average. The deskew information can then be combined with the difference to deskew the differential signal." The patent application was filed on May 4, 2011 (13/100,965). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,305,113.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,113&RS=PN/8,305,113 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Color Processing Method Usable in Imaging Systems ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,395) developed by Rajeev Ramanath, Plano, Texas, and Takeshi Honzawa, Kanagawa-ken, Japan, for "color processing method usable in imaging systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a method embodiment, a method for image processing includes receiving one or more signals indicative of an optical characteristic of one or more respective light beams. A transform is generated based on the received one or more signals. The transform converts a first plurality of image components encoded by a first plurality of colors to a second plurality of image components encoded by a second plurality of colors." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2007 (11/741,972). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,305,395&OS=8,305,395&RS=8,305,395 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Schlumberger Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Schlumberger Technology, Sugar Land, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,243) developed by Bo Yu, Sugar Land, Texas, and Han Yu, Sugar Land, Texas, for "systems and methods for compressing data and controlling data compression in borehole communication." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods compress data and control data compression in borehole communication. The systems and methods convert original data collected by a sensor from a first domain into a second domain, wherein the original data is associated with one or more properties of an underground formation. A predetermined number of significant coefficients is selected from components of the second domain, wherein the predetermined number of significant coefficients are components of the second domain with largest amplitudes. The selected predetermined number of significant coefficients is quantized via an quantization technique and the selected predetermined number of significant coefficients is encoded into compressed data via an encoder." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2010 (12/828,262). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,305,243.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,243&RS=PN/8,305,243 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Voltage Regulator Circuit ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,059) developed by Mohammad A. Al-Shyoukh, Richardson, Texas, for a voltage regulator circuit.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One embodiment of the invention includes a regulator circuit that regulates a substantially constant magnitude of an output voltage at an output node. The circuit includes a master stage configured to set a first threshold voltage and a second threshold voltage. The first threshold voltage can have a magnitude that is greater than the second threshold voltage. The circuit also includes a charging follower stage configured to conduct a first current from a first power rail to the output node. The first current can increase in response to a transient decrease of the output voltage relative to the first threshold voltage. The circuit further includes a discharging follower stage configured to conduct a second current from the output node to a second power rail. The second current can increase in response to a transient increase of the output voltage relative to the second threshold voltage." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2008 (12/346,169). 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=8,305,059.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,059&RS=PN/8,305,059 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for System and Method for Processing Speech ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,306,192) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for processing speech." The co-inventors are Robert R. Bushey, Round Rock, Texas, Benjamin Anthony Knott, Cedar Park, Texas, John Mills Martin, Austin, Texas, and Sarah Korth, Chicago.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for processing speech are provided. A system may include a speech recognition interface and a processor. The processor may convert speech received from a call at the speech recognition interface to at least one word string. The processor may parse each word string of the at least one word string into first objects and first actions. The processor may access a synonym table to determine second objects and second actions based on the first objects and the first actions. The processor may also select a preferred object and a preferred action from the second objects and the second actions." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2010 (12/750,792). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,306,192.PN.&OS=PN/8,306,192&RS=PN/8,306,192 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Baker Hughes Assigned Patent for Cancellation of Vibration Noise in Deep Transient Resistivity Measurements while Drilling ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Baker Hughes, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,305,081) developed by Arcady Reiderman, Houston, Vladimir Dubinsky, Houston, and Zarema Dubinsky legal representative, Houston, for a "cancellation of vibration noise in deep transient resistivity measurements while drilling." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A transient electromagnetic (TEM) signal is recorded in an earth formation during vibration of a logging tool. Concurrently, accelerometer measurements are made. The accelerometer measurements are used to correct the TEM signal for the vibration using the accelerometer measurement and a transfer function relating the TEM signal and the accelerometer. The transfer function may be determined using measurements in a water tank or by using the tail end of the TEM measurements." The patent application was filed on July 8, 2010 (12/832,536). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,305,081.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,081&RS=PN/8,305,081 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Antenna Selection for GNSS Receivers ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,305,270) developed by Deric Wayne Waters, Dallas, and Tarkesh Pande, Dallas, for an "antenna selection for GNSS receivers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method to improve the performance of a GNSS receiver using antenna switching. The system has a plurality of antennas and at least one radio frequency RF chain. There are fewer RF chain(s) than antennas. A receiver processes a plurality of signals sent by a plurality of transmitters. The system also includes antenna switches and switch controller. The method includes processing signals from a plurality of satellite vehicles SVs using an antenna selected from a plurality of antennas." The patent application was filed on April 27, 2010 (12/767,958). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,305,270&OS=8,305,270&RS=8,305,270 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** University of Texas System Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- University of Texas System, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,304,399) developed by Jingwu Xie, League City, Texas, Tao Sheng, Galveston, Texas, and Xiaoli Zhang, League City, Texas, for "hedgehog signaling pathway proteins and uses thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention discloses a component in the hedgehog signaling pathway that can be useful in the treatment and diagnosis of hedgehog signaling pathway associated disorders. In this regard, the present invention discloses that RanBPM regulated the stability of hedgehog signaling molecule, smoothened (SMO) and that inactivation of RanBPM by siRNA prevented growth and metastasis of cancer cells." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2007 (12/448,655). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,304,399&OS=8,304,399&RS=8,304,399 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** University of Texas System Assigned Patent for Identification of a Micro-RNA that Activates Expression of .beta.-myosin Heavy Chain ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- University of Texas System, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,304,397) developed by Eric Olson, Dallas, and Eva Van Rooij, Boulder, Colo., for "identification of a micro-RNA that activates expression of .beta.-myosin heavy chain." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to the identification of a microRNA, miR-208, that induces the expression of .beta.-myosin heavy chain (.beta.-MHC) and represses fast skeletal muscle contractile protein genes. Inhibition of this function is proposed as a treatment for cardiac fibrosis, hypertrophy and/or heart failure, and augmentation of this function can be used to repress slow fiber genes and activate fast fiber genes in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders." The patent application was filed on July 31, 2007 (11/831,427). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,304,397&OS=8,304,397&RS=8,304,397 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** SVR Inventions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- SVR Inventions, Carson City, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,305,290) developed by Kathryn Reavis, San Diego, Ralph Suddath, Hickory Creek, Texas, and Don Vance, Denton, Texas, for a "planar antenna array and article of manufacture using same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A planar antenna array and articles of manufacture using the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, close-packed antenna elements, disposed on a substrate, number N where N=3x and x is a positive integer. Each of the close-packed antenna elements includes a substantially continuous photonic transducer arranged as an outwardly expanding generally logarithmic spiral having six turns. Each of the outwardly expanding generally logarithmic spirals may be a golden spiral. As an article of manufacture, the planar antenna array may be incorporated into a chip, such as a cell phone, or an article of clothing, for example." The patent application was filed on Jan. 20, 2012 (13/354,530). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,305,290&OS=8,305,290&RS=8,305,290 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Qualcomm MEMS Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,305,394) developed by Hamood-Ur Rehman, Austin, Texas, Marc Mignard, San Jose, Calif., and Clarence Chui, San Jose, Calif., for a "system and method for improving the quality of halftone video using a fixed threshold." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for processing video data are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes generating halftone data for a first video frame and generating halftone data for a second video frame. The method further includes, to reduce at least one visual artifact, selectively copying the halftone data for the first video frame into the halftone data for the second video frame, the selective copying being based upon a comparison between a predetermined fixed threshold and the difference in the human visual system model-based perceptual error of the originally generated halftone data for the second video frame and the human visual system model-based perceptual error of the halftone data for the second video frame after the copying is done." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2010 (12/794,675). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,305,394&OS=8,305,394&RS=8,305,394 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Life Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Life Technologies, Carlsbad, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,304,529) developed by Anilkumar R. Kore, Austin, Texas, and Muthian Shanmugasundaram, Austin, Texas, for "dinucleotide MRNA cap analogs." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Novel cap analogs which are easily synthesized, resulting in high levels of capping efficiency and transcription and improved translation efficiencies are provided. Such caps are methylated at the N7 position of one or both guanosines of the dinucleotide cap as well as at the 3' position on the ribose ring. Substituent groups on the ribose ring also result in the cap being incorporated in the forward orientation. Also provided are methods useful for preparing capped analogs and using mRNA species containing such analogs are also contemplated herein, as well as kits containing the novel cap analogs." The patent application was filed on July 10, 2007 (12/375,527). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,04,529.PN.&OS=PN/83,04,529&RS=PN/83,04,529 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Dow Global Technologies Assigned Patent for Batch, Semi-continuous or Continuous Hydrochlorination of Glycerin ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9 -- Dow Global Technologies, Midland, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,304,563) developed by nine co-inventors for a "batch, semi-continuous or continuous hydrochlorination of glycerin with reduced volatile chlorinated hydrocarbon by-products and chloroacetone levels." The co-inventors are William J. Kruper, Sanford, Mich., Tina Arrowood, Coleman, Mich., Bruce M. Bell, Higgins Lake, Mich., John Briggs, Midland, Mich., Robert M. Campbell, Midland, Mich., Bruce D. Hook, Lake Jackson, Texas, Anh Nguyen, Lake Jackson, Texas, Curt Theriault, Hemlock, Mich., and Ralf Fitschen, Stade, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a process for converting a multihydroxylated-aliphatic hydrocarbon or ester thereof to a chlorohydrin, by contacting the multihydroxylated-aliphatic hydrocarbon or ester thereof starting material with a source of hydrogen chloride at superatmospheric, atmospheric and subatmospheric pressure conditions for a sufficient time and at a sufficient tem 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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