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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Jan. 11)

[January 11, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Jan. 11)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,351,095) developed by four co-inventors for an image scan device. The co-inventors are Edward A. Hill, Oceanside, Calif., Kevin Bokelman, San Diego, Glenn W. Gaarder, Ramona, Calif., and Ryan Smith, San Diego.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Image scan device, comprising a platen, and a carriage, the carriage comprising a scan head, and a support structure arranged to move the scan head with respect to the platen, wherein a resilient element is provided that is arranged to bias the scan head in the direction of the platen, and resilient element fully extends between the platen and the bottom of the carriage, as seen from a direction parallel to the platen." The patent application was filed on March 18, 2010 (12/727,021). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,351,095&OS=8,351,095&RS=8,351,095 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Apple Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,991) developed by Peter H. Mahowald, Los Altos, Calif., for an "external light illumination of display screens." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and methods for harnessing external light to illuminate a display screen of an electronic device are provided. The display screen may be illuminated using a light harness, a reflector, a translucent surface, or any combination thereof. The light harness may be cylindrical or hexahedral. The light harness may be coupled to an external light input or a collector. The reflector may be repositioned toward or away from the display screen to reflect external light toward the display screen. The translucent surface may allow external light to pass through it to illuminate the display screen. The translucent surface may protect the rear face of the display screen, or the rear face of the display screen may itself be translucent." The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2011 (13/245,614). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,350,991&OS=8,350,991&RS=8,350,991 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Magnetic Writer Structures Formed Using Post-deposition Tilting ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,351,152) developed by Philipp Herget, San Jose, Calif., and Pierre-Oliver Jubert, San Jose, Calif., for "magnetic writer structures formed using post-deposition tilting." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system according to one embodiment includes a first portion comprising at least a portion of a coil structure and at least a portion of a magnetic yoke, the first portion being oriented at an angle of greater than 0.degree. and less than 90.degree. relative to a substantially planar portion of an underlying substrate; a first pole; a second pole; and a write gap, a portion of the write gap having a plane of deposition oriented about perpendicular to a final media-facing surface of the write gap." The patent application was filed on Aug. 25, 2009 (12/547,246). 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=8,351,152&OS=8,351,152&RS=8,351,152 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sahiri Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Thomas Sahiri, Calabasas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,351,030) developed by Thomas Sahiri, and Werner Schneider, Chamerau, Germany, for a "method and device for producing a cuvette and cuvette produced using said method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multi-part injection mold (10) for producing a cuvette (1) or a receptacle vessel for liquid or gaseous media for spectroscopic, qualitative and/or quantitative analysis or measurement using a measuring region or measuring gap (2) through which radiation is able to penetrate is provided, with the cuvette being made of plastic through injection molding. To this end, the inner cavity or filling space (9) and the measuring gap (2) are formed and limited on the interior of the injection mold (10) by a contour core (11), the thickness of which is limited to about one millimeter or less in the region (11a) of the measuring gap (2). The contour core (11) is held on the end (11b) thereof having the smallest dimension during the injection molding process, initially by at least one support (14), and retracted during the injection molding process after partial filling of the mold with plastic such that the lower continuation of the walls of the measuring gap (2) is formed." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2008 (12/671,079). 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=8,351,030&OS=8,351,030&RS=8,351,030 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent for Method and System for Motion Compensated Noise Level Detection and Measurement ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,966) developed by Sheng Zhong, San Jose, Calif., for a "method and system for motion compensated noise level detection and measurement." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Two consecutive interlaced video pictures of the same polarity or two consecutive progressive video pictures are read by a video processing system. The video pictures may comprise a current picture and a noise reduced reference picture. Motion and/or motion vectors may be estimated between the current and reference pictures by a motion compensated noise detector and/or a motion compensated temporal filter. A noise level sample may be determined for a pixel in the current picture based on a window of pixel data from the current picture and a window of motion compensated pixel data from the reference picture. One or more of a moving edge gradient value, a moving content value and a determined range of noise level values may be utilized to determine a valid noise sample. Noise level samples may be accumulated and a noise level may be determined for the current picture." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2009 (12/480,364). 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=8,350,966&OS=8,350,966&RS=8,350,966 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Boeing Assigned Patent for Multiple Nested Interferometric Fiber Optic Gyroscope System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,351,046) developed by Joseph Eugene Justin, Corona, Calif., for a "multiple nested interferometric fiber optic gyroscope system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multiple nested interferometric fiber optic gyroscope system having varying functions may include a first fiber optic coil, a second fiber optic coil which is smaller than the first fiber optical coil and nested within and transversely to the first fiber optic coil, and a third fiber optic coil which is smaller than the second fiber optical coil and nested within and transversely to the second fiber optic coil." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2008 (12/240,574). 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=8,351,046&OS=8,351,046&RS=8,351,046 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent for Method and System for Video Format Conversion ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,962) developed by Genkun Jason Yang, Saratoga, Calif., and Yao-Hua Steven Tseng, Fremont, Calif., for a "method and system for video format conversion." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described herein is a method and system for video format conversion. Aspects of the current invention may convert decoded video data from 4:2:2 format to 4:4:4 format. Aspects of the current invention may also convert decoded video data from 4:2:0 format to 4:4:4 format. Aspects of the current invention may further convert decoded video data from 4:2:0 format to 4:2:2 format. Aspects of the current invention may provide a region-aware conversion system that monitors the edges of mosaic windows in order to apply proper boundary conditions during the conversion process." The patent application was filed on Feb. 13, 2008 (12/030,564). 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=8,350,962&OS=8,350,962&RS=8,350,962 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,351,521) developed by Ismail Lakkis, San Diego, for a "multi-resolution beamforming based on codebooks in MIMO systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods for beamforming that achieve beamforming optimality criterions. Some proposed beamforming techniques are based on antenna directions with multiple resolutions." The patent application was filed on March 16, 2009 (12/405,020). 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=8,351,521&OS=8,351,521&RS=8,351,521 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sling Media Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Sling Media, Foster City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,971) developed by five co-inventors for "systems and methods for controlling media devices." The co-inventors are Edward D. Malone, Pleasanton, Calif., George E. Williams, Oakland, Calif., Matthew A. Feinstein, Palo Alto, Calif., Anant Madhava Kulkarni, Bangalore, India, and Jagadish Dande, Kurnool, India.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods process an input received from a remote control. A media stream is presented on a display, and the input from the remote control is received at a local device associated with the display. The local device may determine if the input is intended for the local device or a remote device. If the input is intended for the local device, the input may be processed at the local device. Various interface features, for example, may be managed at the local device. If the input is intended for the remote device, a signal may be transmitted from the local device to the remote device to thereby allow the remote device to respond to the input." The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2008 (12/256,344). 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=8,350,971&OS=8,350,971&RS=8,350,971 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** STMicroelectronics, University of California Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- STMicroelectronics, Agrate Brianza, Italy, and the University of California, Oakland, Calif., have been assigned a patent (8,351,529) developed by Massimiliano Siti, Milan, Italy, and Michael P. Fitz, Los Angeles, for an "apparatus and method for detecting communications from multiple sources." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method (200a-200b), apparatus (104), and computer program for detecting sequences of digitally modulated symbols transmitted by multiple sources (102, 102a-102t) are provided. A real-domain representation that separately treats in-phase and quadrature components of a received vector, channel gains, and a transmitted vector transmitted by the multiple sources (102, 102a-102t) is determined. The real-domain representation is processed to obtain a triangular matrix. In addition, at least one of the following is performed: (i) hard decision detection of a transmitted sequence and demapping of corresponding bits based on a reduced complexity search of a number of transmit sequences, and (ii) generation of bit soft-output values based on the reduced complexity search of the number of transmit sequences. The reduced complexity search is based on the triangular matrix." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2006 (11/989,055). 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=8,351,529&OS=8,351,529&RS=8,351,529 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Affymetrix Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Affymetrix, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,351,026) developed by David Stern, Mountain View, Calif., for "methods and devices for reading microarrays." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An embodiment of a system for acquiring images of a probe array is described that comprises a first light emitting diode that provides light comprising a first range of wavelengths outside of an excitation spectrum; a second light emitting diode that provides light comprising a second range of wavelengths inside of the excitation spectrum; and a detector that detects one or more wavelengths in the first range of wavelengths, wherein the first range of wavelengths comprise light wavelengths emitted from fluorescent molecules associated with one or more probes of the probe array in response to the second range of wavelengths and wavelengths reflected from one or more reflective elements associated with the probe array." The patent application was filed on April 21, 2006 (11/379,641). 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=8,351,026&OS=8,351,026&RS=8,351,026 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,351,560) developed by five co-inventors for a "phase interpolator based transmission clock control." The co-inventors are Aaron W. Buchwald, Newport Coast, Calif., Michael Le, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Hui Wang, Irvine, Calif., Howard A. Baumer, Lauguna Hills, Calif., and Pieter Vorenkamp, Laguna Niguel, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method is provided for phase interpolator based transmission clock control. The system includes a transmitter having a phase interpolator coupled to a master timing generator and a transmission module. The phase interpolator is also coupled to a receiver interpolator control module and/or an external interpolator control module. When the system is operating in repeat mode, the transmitter phase interpolator receives a control signal from a receiver interpolator control module. The transmitter phase interpolator uses the signal to synchronize the transmission clock to the sampling clock. When the system is operating in test mode, a user defines a transmission data profile in an external interpolator control module. The external interpolator control module generates a control signal based on the profile. The transmitter phase interpolator uses the signal to generate a transmission clock that is used by the transmission module to generate a data stream having the desired profile." The patent application was filed on Sept. 21, 2011 (13/238,314). 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=8,351,560&OS=8,351,560&RS=8,351,560 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent for Method and System for Reducing the Appearance of Jaggies When Deinterlacing Moving Edges ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,967) developed by Richard H. Wyman, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Brian Schoner, Fremont, Calif., for a "method and system for reducing the appearance of jaggies when deinterlacing moving edges." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for reducing the appearance of jaggies when deinterlacing moving edges in a video processing system are provided. The method may comprise detecting the direction of an angled edge in an interlaced video image to determine a filtering direction to be used for approximating absent pixels in deinterlacing the interlaced video. In detecting the direction of the angled edge, a group of windows of different sizes may be used to look at the edge, where a missing pixel is the center of each of the windows. Detecting the direction of the edge, and therefore the direction of filtering, may comprise: determining the angle associated with the edge, determining the strength of the edge, examining the pixels surrounding the absent pixel, and adjusting the first angle measure and the second angle measure based on the pattern of the surrounding pixels." The patent application was filed on Aug. 22, 2011 (13/214,864). 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=8,350,967&OS=8,350,967&RS=8,350,967 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Lawrence Livermore National Security Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Lawrence Livermore National Security, Livermore, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,351,569) developed by Kevin Louis Baker, San Jose, Calif., for a phase-sensitive X-ray imager.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "X-ray phase sensitive wave-front sensor techniques are detailed that are capable of measuring the entire two-dimensional x-ray electric field, both the amplitude and phase, with a single measurement. These Hartmann sensing and 2-D Shear interferometry wave-front sensors do not require a temporally coherent source and are therefore compatible with x-ray tubes and also with laser-produced or x-pinch x-ray sources." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2010 (12/794,312). 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=8,351,569&OS=8,351,569&RS=8,351,569 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent for Method and System for Low Complexity Conjugate Gradient Based Equalization in a Wireless System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,351,556) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and system for low complexity conjugate gradient based equalization in a wireless system." The co-inventors are Mark Kent, Vista, Calif., Uri Landau, San Diego, Severine Catreux-Erceg, Cardiff, Calif., Vinko Erceg, Cardiff, Calif., Ning Kong, La Jolla, Calif., and Pieter Roux, San Diego.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for processing signals in a receiver are disclosed herein and may include updating a plurality of filter taps utilizing at least one channel response vector and at least one correlation vector, for a plurality of received clusters, based on initialized values related to the at least one channel response vector and the at least one correlation vector. At least a portion of the received signal clusters may be filtered utilizing at least a portion of the updated plurality of filter taps. The update may be repeated whenever a specified signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for the received signal clusters is reached. The initialized values may be updated during a plurality of iterations, and the update may be repeated whenever a specified number of the plurality of iterations is reached." The patent application was filed on July 28, 2011 (13/192,773). The full-text of the patent can be found at 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=8,351,556&OS=8,351,556&RS=8,351,556 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Western Digital Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Western Digital Technologies, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,351,174) developed by Norman D. Gardner, Mission Viejo, Calif., and Mingying Gu, Aliso Viejo, Calif., for an "apparatus comprising a brown-out protection circuit for memory devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus and method for regulating an output voltage (V.sub.O) of a voltage regulator during a brown-out condition is described. The apparatus comprises the voltage regulator, a brown-out protection circuit, a switch, and a first capacitor. The voltage regulator charges the first capacitor to the regulated output voltage V.sub.O. The brown-out protection circuit is coupled to the voltage regulator and the switch. In operation, the brown-out protection circuit detects the occurrence of an undervoltage condition based on a first undervoltage detection signal received at an undervoltage detection input, the brown-out protection circuit disables the voltage regulator and closes the switch to discharge the first capacitor to below a predetermined voltage level." The patent application was filed on Oct. 29, 2009 (12/608,918). 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=8,351,174&OS=8,351,174&RS=8,351,174 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Semiconductor Components Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Semiconductor Components Industries, Phoenix, has been assigned a patent (8,351,170) developed by Jeffrey C. Dunnihoo, Bertram, Texas, and Richard Kimoto, Fremont, Calif., for an "impedance compensated electrostatic discharge circuit for protection of high-speed interfaces and method of using the same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The embodiments of the apparatus and method described herein provide an integrated ESD/EOS protection solution which simplifies system PCB design for signal integrity compliance. As part of providing this solution, it is also desired to implement improved ESD/EOS protection and improved PCB routing." The patent application was filed on Dec. 10, 2008 (12/332,159). 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=8,351,170&OS=8,351,170&RS=8,351,170 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** IP Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- IP Holdings, Grand Prairie, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,350,915) developed by Tim Schnell, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., for a motion detector camera.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A motion detector camera includes a housing, viewing electronics mounted within the housing, an IR emitter exposed on a surface of the housing, a motion detector exposed on a surface of the housing, and a controller operatively coupled to the viewing electronics, the IR emitter, and the motion detector, wherein the controller is adapted to send an activation signal to the IR emitter and to the viewing electronics when the controller receives a triggering signal from the motion detector." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2010 (12/771,353). 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=8,350,915&OS=8,350,915&RS=8,350,915 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Serializing Command Streams for Graphics Processors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,864) developed by Michael James Elliott Swift, Mountain View, Calif., Kenneth Christian Dyke, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Richard Schreyer, Sunnyvale, Calif., for "serializing command streams for graphics processors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and an apparatus for determining a dependency relationship between graphics commands based on availability of graphics hardware resources to perform graphics processing operations according to the dependency relationship are described. The graphics commands may be received from graphics APIs (application programming interfaces) for rendering a graphics object. A graphics driver may transmit a portion or all of the received graphics commands to a graphics processing unit (GPU) or a media processor based on the determined dependency relationship between the graphics commands." The patent application was filed on Jan. 26, 2012 (13/359,338). 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=8,350,864&OS=8,350,864&RS=8,350,864 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Using Photo Collections for Three Dimensional Modeling ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,350,850) developed by four co-inventors for "using photo collections for three dimensional modeling." The co-inventors are Drew Steedly, Redmond, Wash., Richard Szeliski, Kirkland, Wash., Sudipta Sinha, Carrboro, N.C., and Maneesh Agrawala, Oakland, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A collection of photos and a three-dimensional reconstruction of the photos are used to construct and texture a mesh model. In one embodiment, a first digital image of a first view of a real world scene is analyzed to identify lines in the first view. Among the lines, parallel lines are identified. A three-dimensional vanishing direction in a three-dimensional space is determined based on the parallel lines and an orientation of the digital image in the three-dimensional space. A plane is automatically generated by fitting the plane to the vanishing direction. A rendering of a three-dimensional model with the plane is displayed. Three-dimensional points corresponding to features common to the photos may be used to constrain the plane. The photos may be projected onto the model to provide visual feedback when editing the plane. Furthermore, the photos may be used to texture the model." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2008 (12/059,794). 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=8,350,850&OS=8,350,850&RS=8,350,850 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent for Method and System for Efficiently Organizing Data in Memory ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,865) developed by Brian Schoner, Fremont, Calif., and Darren Neuman, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "method and system for efficiently organizing data in memory." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for efficiently organizing data in memory is provided. Exemplary aspects of the invention may include storing linear data and block data in more than one DRAM device and accessing the data with one read/write access cycle. Common control signals may be used to control the DRAM devices and the address lines used to address each DRAM device may be independent from one another. The data read from the DRAM devices may be reordered to make the data more suitable for processing by applications." The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2007 (11/627,168). 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=8,350,865&OS=8,350,865&RS=8,350,865 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Dynamic View-based Data Layer in a Geographic Information System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,849) developed by Michael Timothy Jones, Los Altos Hills, Calif., John Rohifm, Campbell, Calif., and Brian A. McClendon, Portola Valley, Calif., for a "dynamic view-based data layer in a geographic information system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Interactive geographic information systems (GIS) and techniques are disclosed that provide users with a greater degree of flexibility, utility, and information. A markup language is provided that facilitates communication between servers and clients of the interactive GIS, which enables a number of GIS features, such as network links (time-based and/or view-dependent dynamic data layers), ground overlays, screen overlays, placemarks, 3D models, and stylized GIS elements, such as geometry, icons, description balloons, polygons, and labels in the viewer by which the user sees the target area. Also, "virtual tours" of user-defined paths in the context of distributed geospatial visualization is enabled. Streaming and interactive visualization of filled polygon data are also enabled thereby allowing buildings and other such features to be provided in 3D. Also, techniques for enabling ambiguous search requests in a GIS are provided." The patent application was filed on May 14, 2012 (13/471,319). 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=8,350,849&OS=8,350,849&RS=8,350,849 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Micron Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,350,939) developed by Zhiping Yin, Boise, Idaho, Xiaofeng Fan, Boise, Idaho, and Xiangli Li, San Jose, Calif., for a "vertical 4-way shared pixel in a single column with internal reset and no row select." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for reducing space and pixel circuit complexity by using a 4-way shared vertically aligned pixels in a same column. The at least four pixels in the pixel circuit share a reset transistor and a source follower transistor, can have a plurality of same colored pixels and a plurality of colors, but do not include a row select transistor." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2008 (12/285,308). 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=8,350,939&OS=8,350,939&RS=8,350,939 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Vizio Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Vizio, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,919) developed by John Schindler, Ladera Ranch, Calif., for a "configuration of a device based upon orientation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An application for a device that includes an image sensor, an orientation sensor and image capture capabilities. Operation of the device is based upon a detected orientation of the device by the orientation sensor. In one embodiment, when the device is in a horizontal orientation, the image capture operates as a digital still image camera and when the device is in a vertical orientation, the image capture operates as a digital video camera. Other orientations are anticipated including upside down as well as other operating modes such as flash enabled and flash disabled. Optionally, a control is provided to lock the operation in one of the modes irrespective of changes in the orientation of the device." The patent application was filed on Sept. 9, 2010 (12/878,050). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,350,919&OS=8,350,919&RS=8,350,919 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Belkin International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Belkin International, Playa Vista, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,808) developed by Barry P. Sween, Santa Monica, Calif., Maaike Evers, San Francisco, and Mike Simonian, San Francisco, for a "mouse pad carrying case." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Carrying cases (e.g., for a computer mouse) comprising a pad and a fastener (e.g., a zipper) around the perimeter of the pad that may form a mouse pad when the fastener is unfastened, and may be folded along a dimension and the fastener fastened to form a storage pouch. Such carrying cases may include a rim to prevent a mouse from sliding off of the mouse pad, an attachment mechanism that may include a strap, a snap button, or both, or a combination thereof. Embodiments are neoprene having a thickness of 1 to 5 mm, have a fold dimension between 15 and 30 cm, or both. The fastener may have a pull tab located at one end of the fold when the fastener is unfastened and at an opposite end of the fold when the fastener is fastened. Pads may be round, oval, or rectangular with rounded corners." The patent application was filed on Oct. 21, 2010 (12/909,733). 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=8,350,808&OS=8,350,808&RS=8,350,808 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Trimble Navigation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Trimble Navigation, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,848) developed by four co-inventors for a "lightweight three-dimensional display." The co-inventors are Richard C. Gossweiler III, Sunnyvale, Calif., Mark A. Limber, Boulder, Colo., Brian E. Brewington, Fort Collins, Colo., and Matthew W. Lowrie, Louisville, Colo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented imaging process method includes generating a progression of images of a three-dimensional model and saving the images at a determined location, generating mark-up code for displaying image manipulation controls and for permitting display of the progression of images in response to user interaction with the image manipulation controls, and providing the images and mark-up code for use by a third-party application." The patent application was filed on Feb. 6, 2012 (13/367,199). 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=8,350,848&OS=8,350,848&RS=8,350,848 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** L-3 Communications Security and Detection Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- L-3 Communications Security and Detection Systems, Woburn, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,350,747) developed by 10 co-inventors for a "surveillance with subject screening." The co-inventors are Paul DeLia, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., Scott T. Trosper, Meridian, Idaho, Thomas E. Breen, Winchester, Mass., John J. Reilly, Waltham, Mass., Paul J. Hurd, Norfolk, Mass., Michael J. Lanzaro, North Reading, Mass., Maya M. Radzinski, Palo Alto, Calif., Thomas W. Grudkowski, Pleasanton, Calif., Edward E. Bromberg, Orlando, Fla., and Joseph Carter, Los Gatos, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A surveillance system is disclosed. In some embodiments, the surveillance system may include at least one controller adapted to control operation of first and second screening apparatus and to produce image data and screening data, to relate the image data to the screening data, and to produce relational information data from the related image data and screening data. In some embodiments, the system may include a first screening apparatus adapted to screen a subject in a subject position, a second screening apparatus adapted to screen the subject in the subject position, and a controller adapted to produce first and second screening data from the first and second screening apparatus, respectively, relate the first and second screening data, and to produce relational information data from the related first and second screening data." The patent application was filed on April 25, 2007 (11/740,193). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,350,747&OS=8,350,747&RS=8,350,747 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Link-A-Media Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Link-A-Media Devices, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,736) developed by Jenn-Gang Chern, Redwood City, Calif., for an "offset compensation scheme using a DAC." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An offset compensation scheme using a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) is disclosed. In some embodiments, a DAC is coupled to a circuit having an undesired current or voltage offset and is configured to at least in part compensate for the undesired current or voltage offset. For example, in some embodiments, the DAC injects current or voltage into the circuit that shifts a current or voltage of the circuit by an amount equal or similar in magnitude but opposite in polarity to a shift in the current or voltage of the circuit caused by the undesired current or voltage offset." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2010 (12/939,965). 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=8,350,736&OS=8,350,736&RS=8,350,736 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Avery Dennison Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Avery Dennison, Pasadena, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,880) developed by eight co-inventors for a "selective heat-transfer imaging system and method of using the same." The co-inventors are Liviu Dinescu, Chatsworth, Calif., Kai Li, Diamond Bar, Calif., Dong-Tsai Hseih, Arcadia, Calif., Ekaterina Vaskova, Woodside, Calif., Haochuan Wang, South Pasadena, Calif., Christine Dang, Garden Grove, Calif., Zhisong Huang, San Dimas, Calif., and James Johnson, Orange, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A heat-transfer imaging system and a method of using the same. The heat-transfer imaging system includes a heat-transfer sheet and an activating ink. The heat-transfer sheet and the activating ink are specially formulated so that only the areas of the heat-transfer sheet onto which the ink has been printed become adhesive under heat-transfer conditions. This effect may be achieved by designing the sheet to include an ink-receptive coating whose melting temperature is higher than that typically encountered during normal heat-transfer conditions and by formulating the activating ink to include a plasticizer that, when printed onto the ink-receptive coating, lowers the melting temperature of the ink-receptive coating sufficiently so that the modified melting temperature falls within the temperature range encountered during heat-transfer." The patent application was filed on July 23, 2008 (12/669,961). 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=8,350,880&OS=8,350,880&RS=8,350,880 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Keyboard with Integrated and Numeric Keypad ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,350,728) developed by Eric Liu, Santa Clara, Calif., and Manjirnath Chatterjee, San Francisco, for a "keyboard with integrated and numeric keypad." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A keypad includes a plurality of keys, and a processor that is coupled to control use of the keypad, including to enable use of the keypad in each of a letter entry mode or an alternative entry mode. The plurality of keys include a subset of keys, each key in the subset being (i) enlarged as compared to other keys of the keypad that are not part of the subset, (ii) assigned m letter values for when the keypad is operated in the letter entry mode, and (iii) assigned n numeric values, where 1.ltoreq.n<m, for when the keypad is operated in the alternative entry mode." The patent application was filed on April 23, 2010 (12/766,828). 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=8,350,728&OS=8,350,728&RS=8,350,728 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,869) developed by Lars U. Borg, Saratoga, Calif., for a preview for colorblind.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The subject matter disclosed herein relates to previewing documents for colorblind end users." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2008 (12/059,659). 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=8,350,869&OS=8,350,869&RS=8,350,869 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Antennas for Handheld Electronic Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,761) developed by four co-inventors for "antennas for handheld electronic devices." The co-inventors are Robert J. Hill, Salinas, Calif., Robert W. Schlub, Campbell, Calif., Juan Zavala, Watsonville, Calif., and Ruben Caballero, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Handheld electronic devices are provided that contain wireless communications circuitry having at least one antenna. The antenna may have a planar ground element and a planar resonating element. The planar ground element may have a rectangular shape that matches a rectangular housing shape for a handheld electronic device. A dielectric-filled slot may be formed in one end of the planar ground element. The planar resonating element may be located above the slot. The antenna may be a hybrid antenna that contains both a slot antenna structure formed from the slot and a planar inverted-F structure formed from the planar resonating element and the planar ground element. The antenna may be fed using a single transmission line or two transmission lines. With two transmission lines, one transmission line may be associated with the slot antenna structure and one transmission line may be associated with the planar inverted-F antenna structure." The patent application was filed on Jan. 4, 2007 (11/650,187). 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=8,350,761&OS=8,350,761&RS=8,350,761 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Palo Alto Research Center Assigned Patent for Modulating Thickness of Colored Fluid in Color Display ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,782) developed by Jurgen Hans Daniel, San Francisco, and Michael Bassler, Erlangen, Germany, for a "modulating thickness of colored fluid in color display." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An embodiment is a display unit. The display unit includes a substrate layer, a layer of colored fluid on the substrate layer, and a transparent actuator element on the layer of the colored fluid. The layer of colored fluid has a thickness and a color. The transparent actuator element modulates the thickness of the colored fluid upon activated by a force such that the colored fluid is changed from a first state to a second state or vice versa. The modulated thickness provides a variable optical density of the colored fluid." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2008 (12/240,810). 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=8,350,782&OS=8,350,782&RS=8,350,782 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** U.S. Navy Assigned Patent for Configurable Ground Plane Surfaces for Selective Directivity and Antenna Radiation Pattern ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- The U.S. Navy has been assigned a patent (8,350,770) developed by David C. Dawson, Lemon Grove, Calif., for "configurable ground plane surfaces for selective directivity and antenna radiation pattern." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: " In one embodiment, the present invention provides a configurable ground plane for a matched antenna so that by configuring or changing the ground plane shape in a controlled manner, a change in the radiation pattern can be achieved such that the main beam of the antenna is steered in a particular direction, and a null in another direction. According to one aspect of the present invention, antennas such as monopole or patch antennas with a configurable ground plane of the present invention with a plurality of configurable sectors can be made to change in shape, size and conductivity. Such ground plane modifications can be used to select the direction of maximum gain away from a direction of interference, such in the case of tactical jamming. Likewise, the ground plane modifications can be used to steer the maximum directivity of an antenna in a desired direction for increased signal integrity. " The patent application was filed on July 6, 2010 (12/830,662). 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=8,350,770&OS=8,350,770&RS=8,350,770 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Storing Baseline Information in EEPROM ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,821) developed by Brian Richards Land, Redwood City, Calif., Wayne Carl Westerman, Burlingame, Calif., and Steve Porter Hotelling, Los Gatos, Calif., for a "storing baseline information in EEPROM." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Pre-stored no-touch or no-hover (no-event) sensor output values can initially be used when a sensor panel subsystem is first booted up to establish an initial baseline of sensor output values unaffected by fingers or other objects touching or hovering over the sensor panel during boot-up. This initial baseline can then be normalized so that each sensor generates the same output value for a given amount of touch or hover, providing a uniform response across the sensor panel and enabling subsequent touch or hover events to be more easily detected. After the initial normalization process is complete, the pre-stored baseline can be discarded in favor of a newly captured no-event baseline that may be more accurate than the pre-stored baseline due to temperature or other variations." The patent application was filed on Nov. 16, 2011 (13/298,227). 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=8,350,821&OS=8,350,821&RS=8,350,821 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** ESS Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- ESS Technology, Fremont, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,734) developed by Andrew Martin Mallinson, Kelowna, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for digital to analog conversion of data stream with random and low-frequency periodic jitter." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This application relates to decoding signals that carry clock and data information. In particular, it relates to construction a time-varying histogram of inter-arrival times between pulse edges and using the histogram to identify whether a pulse edge encodes a single length interval, a double length interval or some longer length interval. Further details and embodiments of the technology disclosed are provided in the drawings, detailed description and claims." The patent application was filed on Jan. 8, 2009 (12/350,884). 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=8,350,734&OS=8,350,734&RS=8,350,734 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** KDL Scan Deisgns Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- KDL Scan Deisgns, Dover, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,350,928) developed by Eric C. Anderson, San Jose, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for automatically categorizing images in a digital camera." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for automatically categorizing images in a digital camera is provided. In one aspect, image data is captured by a digital camera. Image data analysis is performed on the captured image data by the digital camera to automatically generate a category tag to which the captured image data may relate. The generated category tag is stored in association with the captured image data for categorizing the captured image data." The patent application was filed on Oct. 9, 2009 (12/576,702). 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=8,350,928&OS=8,350,928&RS=8,350,928 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** NVIDIA Assigned Patent for System, Method and Computer Program Product for Controlling Stereoscopic Glasses ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- NVIDIA, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,780) developed by David Robert Cook, San Jose, Calif., for a "system, method and computer program product for controlling stereoscopic glasses." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system, method and computer program product are provided for controlling stereoscopic glasses. In use, at least one aspect of a display is identified. Further, a delay is selected based on the at least one aspect. Thus, the stereoscopic glasses may be controlled as a function of the delay." The patent application was filed on Sept. 14, 2006 (11/532,005). 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=8,350,780&OS=8,350,780&RS=8,350,780 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Autodesk Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Autodesk, San Rafael, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,860) developed by Michael Girard, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "real-time goal-directed performed motion alignment for computer animated characters." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for real-time, goal-directed performed motion alignment for computer animated characters. A sequence of periodic locomotion may be seamlessly aligned with an arbitrarily placed and rotated non-periodic performed motion. A rendering application generates a sampling of transition locations for transition from a locomotion motion space to a performed motion space. The sampling is parameterized by control parameters of the locomotion motion space. Based on the location and rotation of a goal location at which the performed motion is executed, a particular transition location may be selected to define a motion plan to which a performed motion sequence may then appended. Advantageously, by utilizing a look-up of pre-computed values for the control parameters of the motion plan, the rendering application may minimize the computational cost of finding the motion plan to move the character to a location to transition to a performed motion." The patent application was filed on May 28, 2008 (12/128,580). 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=8,350,860&OS=8,350,860&RS=8,350,860 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent for Method and System for Propagating GNSS Assistance Data Among Communication Devices in a GNSS Group ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,755) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and system for propagating GNSS assistance data among communication devices in a GNSS group." The co-inventors are Charles Abraham, Los Gatos, Calif., Mark Buer, Gilbert, Ariz., David Garrett, Tustin, Calif., Jeyhan Karaoguz, Irvine, Calif., David Albert Lundgren, Mill Valley, Calif., and David Murray, Mission Viejo, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication device within a GNSS group propagates GNSS assistance data to one or more other communication devices in the GNSS group utilizing direct device-to-device connections. The GNSS assistance data comprises ephemeris received from one or more GNSS satellites and/or predicted ephemeris. As a source device, the communication device generates, and/or acquires from other resources such as a remote location server, the predicted ephemeris. As a destination device, the communication device receives existing GNSS assistance data from a source device and/or other communication devices in the GNSS group. A GNSS position for the communication device and corresponding time information are used to refresh the received GNSS assistance data. In instances where the communication device further acts as a relay device, the refreshed GNSS assistance data is relayed to other communication devices over wired and/or wireless direct device-to-device connections utilizing appropriate communication technologies such as WiFi, Bluetooth and/or Bluetooth low energy." The patent application was filed on March 26, 2010 (12/748,212). 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=8,350,755&OS=8,350,755&RS=8,350,755 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Agilent Technologies Assigned Patent for Device and Method for Driving Digital-to-analog Converter ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,741) developed by Gunter Steinbach, Palo Alto, Calif., for a "device and method for driving digital-to-analog converter." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device for driving a switch in a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) includes first and second latches, and a logic gate. The first latch is configured to store a digital input data signal according to a clock signal, and to output a first latch signal corresponding to the stored digital input data signal. The second latch is configured to store the first latch signal output by the first latch according to a logical inverse of the clock signal, and to output a second latch signal corresponding to the stored first latch signal. The logic gate is configured to perform an OR logic operation on the first latch signal and the second latch signal, the logic gate outputting a drive signal for driving a switch in the DAC connected to a current source." The patent application was filed on Jan. 31, 2011 (13/017,130). 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=8,350,741&OS=8,350,741&RS=8,350,741 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nvidia Assigned Patent for Color Anaglyph Image Generation to Reduce Eye Strain and Retinal Rivalry Upon Viewing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Nvidia, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,350,900) developed by Santanu Dutta, Sunnyvale, Calif., Gerrit Ary Slavenburg, San Jose, Calif., and David R. Cook, San Jose, Calif., for a "color anaglyph image generation to reduce eye strain and retinal rivalry upon viewing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes reducing a red rivalry through adjusting a color temperature on a first image, converting the first image from the RGB domain to a YCbCr domain, shifting a hue of a red color in the first image towards a magenta color to reduce a red color vibrancy, and adjusting a blue color in the first image such that a dark blue visible through a second lens corresponding to a second image is at least partially visible through a first lens corresponding to the first image. The method also includes reducing the red rivalry through adjusting a tone of the red color in the first image towards a brown color, converting the first image from the YCbCr domain back to the RGB domain, adjusting a color saturation in the first image, and combining the first image with the second image in a processor to generate an anaglyph image." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2009 (12/637,767). 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=8,350,900&OS=8,350,900&RS=8,350,900 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Rigel Pharmaceuticals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, South San Francisco, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,349,838) developed by Rajinder Singh, Belmont, Calif., Thilo J. Heckrodt, San Francisco, and Sacha Holland, San Francisco, for "polycyclic heteroaryl substituted triazoles useful as Axl inhibitors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Polycyclic heteroaryl substituted triazoles and pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds are disclosed as being useful in inhibiting the activity of the receptor protein tyrosine kinase Axl. Methods of using the compounds in treating diseases or conditions associated with Axl activity are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on July 2, 2009 (13/002,487). 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=8,349,838&OS=8,349,838&RS=8,349,838 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Portola Pharmaceuticals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Portola Pharmaceuticals, South San Francisco, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,349,860) developed by ten co-inventors for "inhibitors of syk and JAK protein kinases." The co-inventors are Zhaozhong J. Jia, San Mateo, Calif., Chandrasekar Venkataramani, Redwood City, Calif., Wolin Huang, Foster City, Calif., Mukund Mehrotra, South San Francisco, Calif., Yonghong Song, Foster City, Calif., Qing Xu, Foster City, Calif., Shawn M. Bauer, Pacifica, Calif., Jack W. Rose, San Mateo, Calif., Brian Kane, Oakland, Calif., and Anjali Pandey, Fremont, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is directed to compounds of formula I-V and tautomers thereof or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters, and prodrugs thereof which are inhibitors of syk kinase. The present invention is also directed to intermediates used in making such compounds, the preparation of such a compound, pharmaceutical compositions containing such a compound, methods of inhibition syk kinase activity, methods of inhibition the platelet aggregation, and methods to prevent or treat a number of conditions mediated at least in part by syk kinase activity, such as undesired thrombosis and Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma." The patent application was filed on Oct. 17, 2011 (13/275,253). 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=8,349,860&OS=8,349,860&RS=8,349,860 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, has been assigned a patent (8,349,822) developed by John S. Yu, Los Angeles, for "treatment of cancer with bio and chemotherapy." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention relates to compositions and methods utilizing a chemotherapeutic drug and 6-bromoindirubin3'-oxime (BIO) for the treatment of cancer, including glioblastoma multiforme. The present invention demonstrates that BIO works synergistically with chemotherapeutic drugs to increase the cytotoxic effects of these drugs in glioma cells." The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2008 (12/528,606). 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=8,349,822&OS=8,349,822&RS=8,349,822 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Sangamo BioSciences Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 -- Sangamo BioSciences, Richmond, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,349,810) developed by Jeffrey C. Miller, San Francisco, and Lei Zhang, Davis, Calif., for "methods for targeted cleavage and recombination of CCR5." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for targeted cleavage of a genomic sequence, targeted alteration of a genomic sequence, and targeted recombination between a genomic region and an exogenous polynucleotide homologous to the genomic region. The compositions include fusion proteins comprising a cleavage domain (or cleavage half-doma 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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