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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Jan. 2)

[January 02, 2014]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Jan. 2)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** Wal-Mart Stores Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Alaska, has been assigned a patent (8,620,755) developed by Stuart Argue, Palo Alto, Calif., and Anthony Emile Marcar, San Francisco, for "locating and organizing digital receipt data for use in in-store audits." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2012 (13/601,715). 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=86,20,755.PN.&OS=PN/86,20,755&RS=PN/86,20,755 Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** O'Hearn Audio Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- O'Hearn Audio, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,620,649) developed by Yang Gao, Mission Viejo, Calif., for a "speech coding system and method using bi-directional mirror-image predicted pulses." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2008 (12/284,623). 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=86,20,649.PN.&OS=PN/86,20,649&RS=PN/86,20,649 Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** STC.UNM Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- STC.UNM, Albuquerque, N.M., has been assigned a patent (8,618,009) developed by five co-inventors for a "conjugated polyelectrolyte capsules: light activated antimicrobials." The co-inventors are Kirk S. Schanze, Gainesville, Fla., Motokatsu Ogawa, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Jonathan R. Sommer, Gainesville, Fla., David G. Whitten, Albuquerque, N.M., and Thomas Corbitt, Albuquerque, N.M.

The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2009 (13/128,571). 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=4&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28NM.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NM&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NM Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Waldeck Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Waldeck Technology, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,620,532) developed by four co-inventors for a "passive crowd-sourced map updates and alternate route recommendations." The co-inventors are Scott Curtis, Durham, N.C., Eric P. Halber, Morrisville, N.C., Gregory M. Evans, Raleigh, N.C., and Steven L. Petersen, Los Gatos, Calif.

The patent application was filed on March 25, 2010 (12/731,242). 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=86,20,532.PN.&OS=PN/86,20,532&RS=PN/86,20,532 Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hollinworth Fund Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Hollinworth Fund, Dover, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,620,250) developed by Jean-Luc Erb, San Diego, for a resonator-based filtering.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 27, 2011 (13/283,292). 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=30&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28DE.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/DE&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/DE Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent for System and Method for Receiving Requests for Tasks From Unregistered Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,620,826) developed by eight co-inventors for a/an "system and method for receiving requests for tasks from unregistered devices." The co-inventors are Chesley Coughlin, Issaquah, Wash., Isaac Oates, Seattle, Diwakar Gupta, Seattle, Philip Yuen, Bellevue, Wash., Gerald Yuen, Pasadena, Calif., Chih-Jen Huang, Kirkland, Wash., Lee Butler, Carnation, Wash., and Howard Gefen, Kirkland, Wash.

The patent application was filed on March 27, 2008 (12/056,620). 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=13&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28NV.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NV&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NV Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** InterDigital Patent Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- InterDigital Patent Holdings, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,620,334) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for carrier assignment, configuration and switching for multicarrier wireless communications." The co-inventors are Stephen E. Terry, Northport, N.Y., Guodong Zhang, Syosset, N.Y., Jin Wang, Princeton, N.J., and Lei Wang, San Diego.

The patent application was filed on March 12, 2010 (12/723,416). 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=86,20,334.PN.&OS=PN/86,20,334&RS=PN/86,20,334 Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Amtech Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Amtech Systems, Albuquerque, N.M., has been assigned a patent (8,618,916) developed by four co-inventors for an "automatic mode detection in a dual operating mode RFID tag." The co-inventors are Kelly Gravelle, Poway, Calif., Robert W. Tiernay, Arden, Calif., Dale L. Scott, Albuquerque, N.M., Charles A. Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Filip Weytjens, Bree, Belgium, and Matthew K. Burnett, Albuquerque, N.M.

The patent application was filed on May 10, 2012 (13/468,371). 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=2&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28NM.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NM&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NM Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** T.R. Communications CA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- T.R. Communications CA, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,619,802) developed by five co-inventors for a "message ring in a switching network." The co-inventors are Shaun Clem, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Jimmy Pu, Agoura Hills, Calif., Darrin Patek, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Todd Khacherian, Moorpark, Calif., and Chris Reed, Oxnard, Calif.

The patent application was filed on July 6, 2010 (12/831,171). 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=33&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28DE.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/DE&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/DE Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Erlanger, Ky., has been assigned a patent (8,620,517) developed by Derek Stanley Caveney, Plymouth, Mich., and William Bruce Dunbar, Santa Cruz, Calif., for a "vehicular platooning using distributed receding horizon control." The patent application was filed on Feb. 21, 2012 (13/401,090). 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=2&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28KY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/KY&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/KY Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Apparatus and Method for Managing Communications ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,621,067) developed by five co-inventors for an "apparatus and method for managing communications." The co-inventors are James Fan, San Ramon, Calif., Lipton Chin-Loy, Duluth, Ga., Richard Kuo, Mountain View, Calif., Jennifer Lam, Fremont, Calif., and Chandrasekaran Sundaramurthy, Holmdel, N.J.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 10, 2009 (12/557,202). 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=25&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28GA.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/GA&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/GA Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Morgan Stanley Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Morgan Stanley, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,621,007) developed by six co-inventors for a "rule-based electronic message processing." The co-inventors are Max Benjamin Christoff, Berkeley, Calif., Denis Khodak, Jersey City, N.J., Eden Kidner, Hoboken, N.J., Julianne Clare Sharer, Stamford, Conn., Sharada Balasubramanyam, North Brunswick, N.J., and Stephen Michael Sparkes, New York.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2006 (11/528,496). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=2&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=60&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** American Megatrends Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- American Megatrends, Norcross, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,621,166) developed by four co-inventors for an "efficient backup of multiple versions of a file using data de-duplication." The co-inventors are Paresh Chatterjee, Fremont, Calif., Raja Jayaraman, Fremont, Calif., Loganathan Ranganathan, Fremont, Calif., and Venugopal Reddy Mallavaram, Fremont, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Feb. 2, 2010 (12/698,308). 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=21&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28GA.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/GA&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/GA Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Tunable Data Fingerprinting for Optimizing Data Deduplication ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,620,877) developed by Mark Andrew Smith, Los Gatos, Calif., for a "tunable data fingerprinting for optimizing data deduplication." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2008 (12/113,136). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=2&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=77&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Monster Worldwide Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Monster Worldwide, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,620,909) developed by Earl Rennison, Mountain View, Calif., for "contextual personalized searching across a hierarchy of nodes of a knowledge base." The patent application was filed on Aug. 2, 2011 (13/195,846). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=2&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=75&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Mastercard International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Mastercard International, Purchase, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,620,299) developed by Pradeep Kumar, Fremont, Calif., for "methods, systems and computer readable media for electronically delivering a prepaid card to a mobile device." The patent application was filed on Aug. 12, 2008 (12/190,564). 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=8,620,299.PN.&OS=PN/8,620,299&RS=PN/8,620,299 Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Refreshing Full-text Search Index in Partitioned Database ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,620,924) developed by Marion Behnen, Austin, Texas, and Shantanu S. Mundkur, Fremont, Calif., for "refreshing a full-text search index in a partitioned database." The patent application was filed on March 6, 2012 (13/413,399). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=2&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=72&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** CA Inc. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- CA Inc., Islandia, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,620,824) developed by James Donald Reno, Scotts Valley, Calif., for a "pin protection for portable payment devices." The patent application was filed on May 23, 2011 (13/113,145). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=2&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=79&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Assessing Practitioner Value in Multi-practitioner Settings ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,620,690) developed by four co-inventors for "assessing practitioner value in multi-practitioner settings." The co-inventors are Jianying Hu, Bronx, N.Y., Fei Wang, Ossining, N.Y., Robert K. Sorrentino, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and Shahram Ebadollahi, White Plains, N.Y.

The patent application was filed on Dec. 6, 2011 (13/312,685). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=2&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=94&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for System and Method for Social Inference Based on Distributed Social Sensor System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,620,916) developed by Ching-Yung Lin, Scarsdale, N.Y., and Dmitry A. Rekesh, Castro Valley, Calif., for a "system and method for social inference based on distributed social sensor system." The patent application was filed on March 9, 2012 (13/416,320). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=2&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=74&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and System for Providing Data Exchange Service Provider Interface ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,620,856) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and system for providing a data exchange service provider interface." The co-inventors are John Henry Green, Toronto, Travis Eli Nelson, San Jose, Calif., Piotr Przybylski, San Carlos, Calif., Paul Stanley, Delray Beach, Fla., and Suraksha Vidyarthi, Fremont, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Jan. 18, 2008 (12/016,988). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=2&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=78&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** MasterCard International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- MasterCard International, Purchase, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,620,806) developed by 11 co-inventors for a "merchant data cleansing in clearing record." The co-inventors are Ana Paula Martinez Prada Peyser, Key Biscayne, Fla., Bruce William Mac Nair, Stamford, Conn., Cristobel Kay von Walstrom, Greenwich, Conn., Gary Randall Horn, O'Fallon, Mo., Jason Alexander Korosec, Morgan Hill, Calif., Kimberly Ann Martin, Maryville, Ill., Peter Julian Ramon Antonio R. Flor, O'Fallon, Mo., Raegen Ann-Marie Lang, Fairview Heights, Ill., Richard Thomas Flynn, Defiance, Mo., Todd C. Lowenberg, Redding, Conn., and Thomas Joseph Sellner, Dardenne Prairie, Mo.

The patent application was filed on July 13, 2012 (13/548,983). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=2&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=82&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for High Rate Locally Decodable Codes ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,621,330) developed by Sergey Yekhanin, Mountain View, Calif., Swastik Kopparty, Princeton, N.J., and Shubhangi Saraf, Princeton, N.J., for a "high rate locally decodable codes." The patent application was filed on March 21, 2011 (13/052,136). 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=38&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28WA.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/WA&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/WA Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Blunt Wrap USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Blunt Wrap USA, Mandeville, La., has been assigned a patent (8,616,220) developed by Daniel S. Sinclair Jr., Mandeville, La., and Philip S. Zanghi III, El Segundo, Calif., for an "intermediate wrapper and method of making." The patent application was filed on Oct. 23, 2012 (13/658,136). 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=5&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28LA.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/LA&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/LA Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Superior Electron Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Superior Electron, Grosse Pointe, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,618,752) developed by Christopher P. Zing, Milpitas, Calif., Joachim H. Wiest, Pleasanton, Calif., and Henry T. Fung, San Jose, Calif., for a "system, architecture, and method for minimizing power consumption and increasing performance in electric vehicles." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2011 (13/187,150). 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=86,18,752.PN.&OS=PN/86,18,752&RS=PN/86,18,752 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cellco Partnership Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Cellco Partnership, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,620,290) developed by Kumar Sanjeev, San Ramon, Calif., for a "method and system for scheduling phone call using SMS." The patent application was filed on Feb. 19, 2010 (12/709,013). 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=86,20,290.PN.&OS=PN/86,20,290&RS=PN/86,20,290 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** R.F. Micro Devices Assigned Patent for Analog Divider ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- R.F. Micro Devices, Greensboro, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,618,862) developed by Praveen Varma Nadimpalli, Chandler, Ariz., and Joseph Hubert Colles, Bonsall, Calif., for an analog divider.

The patent application was filed on March 14, 2011 (13/047,361). 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=86,18,862.PN.&OS=PN/86,18,862&RS=PN/86,18,862 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Synchronoss Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Synchronoss Technologies, Bridgewater, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,620,286) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and system for promoting and transferring licensed content and applications." The co-inventors are Liam Stannard, San Jose, Calif., Brandon Huff, Bonny Doon, Calif., Jason Burns, Roseville, Calif., Bryan Taketa, San Jose, Calif., and Richard Onyon Jr., San Jose, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2008 (12/286,040). 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=86,20,286.PN.&OS=PN/86,20,286&RS=PN/86,20,286 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** R.F. Micro Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- R.F. Micro Devices, Greensboro, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,618,868) developed by Nadim Khlat, Cugnaux, France, and Joseph Hubert Colles, Bonsall, Calif., for a "single charge-pump buck-boost for providing independent voltages." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2011 (13/222,453). 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=86,18,868.PN.&OS=PN/86,18,868&RS=PN/86,18,868 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Avaya Assigned Patent for High-assurance Teleconference Authentication ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Avaya, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,619,962) developed by Mahalingam Mani, Cupertino, Calif., and Tanjore K. Srinivas, Howell, N.J., for the high-assurance teleconference authentication.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2009 (12/538,674). 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=86,19,962.PN.&OS=PN/86,19,962&RS=PN/86,19,962 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Simulated Paper Texture Using Clear Toner and Glossmark on Texture-less Stock ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,619,331) developed by five co-inventors for a "simulated paper texture using clear toner and glossmark on texture-less stock." The co-inventors are Mu Qiao, Castro Valley, Calif., Marc Rene, Rochester, N.Y., William A. Fuss, Rochester, N.Y., Shen-ge Wang, Fairport, N.Y., and Paul Conlon, South Bristol, N.Y.

The patent application was filed on July 19, 2011 (13/185,565). 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=20&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28CT.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/CT&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/CT Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Boeing Assigned Patent for Object Detection and Location System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,620,023) developed by Leonard A. Plotke, Los Angeles, for an "object detection and location system." The patent application was filed on Sept. 13, 2010 (12/880,370). 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=48&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28IL.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/IL&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/IL Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Magnolia Broadband Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Magnolia Broadband, Englewood, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,619,927) developed by Kenneth Kludt, San Jose, Calif., Eduardo Abreu, Allentown, Pa., and Haim Harel, New York, for a "system and method for discrete gain control in hybrid MIMO/RF beamforming." The patent application was filed on Feb. 7, 2013 (13/762,188). 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=86,19,927.PN.&OS=PN/86,19,927&RS=PN/86,19,927 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent for Management of Fixed Wireless Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,619,593) developed by four co-inventors for the "management of fixed wireless devices through an IP network." The co-inventors are Kamlesh S. Kamdar, Dublin, Calif., Sergio Aguirre, Southlake, Texas, Raafat Edward Kamel, Little Falls, N.J., and Lalit R. Kotecha, San Ramon, Calif.

The patent application was filed on June 9, 2011 (13/156,800). 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=86,19,593.PN.&OS=PN/86,19,593&RS=PN/86,19,593 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Boeing Assigned Patent for Systems and Method of Controlling a Spacecraft Using Attitude Sensors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,620,496) developed by Dan Y. Liu, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Qinghong W. Wang, Torrance, Calif., and Richard Y. Chiang, Torrance, Calif., for "systems and method of controlling a spacecraft using attitude sensors." The patent application was filed on July 23, 2008 (12/178,440). 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=42&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28IL.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/IL&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/IL Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** NEC Laboratories America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- NEC Laboratories America, Princeton, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,619,918) developed by Mohammad A. Khojastepour, North Brunswick, N.J., and Krishna S. Gomadam, Irvine, Calif., for the "sparse channel estimation for MIMO OFDM systems." The patent application was filed on March 1, 2009 (12/395,679). 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=86,19,918.PN.&OS=PN/86,19,918&RS=PN/86,19,918 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions, Malvern, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,618,127) developed by John J. Murphy, Manhattan, Calif., and Kay Jorgenson D'Orlando, Wayland, Mass., for "methods and compositions for alleviating stuttering." The patent application was filed on June 6, 2012 (8,618,127). 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=23&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28PA.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/PA&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/PA Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** WiChorus Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- WiChorus, Naperville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,619,799) developed by Santhosh Kumar Thodupunoori, San Jose, Calif., and Pawan Uberoy, San Jose, Calif., for "methods and apparatus for improving idle mode performance using deep packet inspection (DPI) idle mode agent." The patent application was filed on Nov. 2, 2011 (13/287,888). 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=50&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28IL.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/IL&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/IL Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Identifying Anomalies of Signal ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,620,609) developed by Choudur Lakshminarayan, Austin, Texas, and Krishnamurthy Viswanathan, Mountain View, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for identifying anomalies of a signal." The patent application was filed on Oct. 7, 2010 (12/900,307). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=2&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=60&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28TX.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/TX&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/TX Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,620,766) developed by Ronald J. Spellich, Rolling Meadows, Ill., Edwin Hathaway, Santa Monica, Calif., and Mateo Neri, Agoura Hills, Calif., for "methods for selecting, ordering and purchasing glass products." The patent application was filed on March 9, 2013 (13/791,968). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=2&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=55&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28TX.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/TX&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/TX Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** St. Jude Medical Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,620,400) developed by Alan de la Rama, Cerritos, Calif., Phuong-Oahn Phung, Fountain Valley, Calif., and Pianka Roy, Irvine, Calif., for a "dual-deflecting electrophysiology catheter." The patent application was filed on Feb. 4, 2013 (13/757,947). 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=38&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28MN.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/MN&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/MN Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** CVRx Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- CVRx, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,620,422) developed by four co-inventors for an "electrode array structures and methods of use for cardiovascular reflex control." The co-inventors are Robert S. Kieval, Medina, Minn., Martin Rossing, Coon Rapids, Minn., Adam Cates, Minneapolis, and Alejandro Covalin, Los Angeles.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2007 (11/862,508). 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=34&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28MN.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/MN&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/MN Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,619,934) developed by Hae-Chang Lee, Los Altos, Calif., Arnold Robert Feldman, San Francisco, and Andrew Joy, Northampton, United Kingdom, for a "clock data recovery system." The patent application was filed on Aug. 11, 2010 (12/854,883). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=2&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=68&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28TX.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/TX&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/TX Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** MIT, California Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of Rochester, Cornell University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., the University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y., and Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., have been assigned a patent (8,619,358) developed by nine co-inventors for "electrically pumped extrinsic semiconductor optical amplifier with slot waveguide." The co-inventors are Lionel C. Kimerling, Concord, Mass., Harry Atwater, South Pasadena, Calif., Mark L. Brongersma, Redwood City, Calif., Luca Dal Negro, Cambridge, Mass., Thomas L. Koch, Califon, N.J., Philippe Fauchet, Pittsford, N.Y., Michal Lipson, Ithaca, N.Y., Jurgen Michel, Arlington, Mass., and Carlos Angulo Barrios, Madrid, Spain.

The patent application was filed on Nov. 3, 2009 (12/611,435). 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=49&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28MA.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/MA&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/MA Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,619,776) developed by Carl J. Peters, Pleasanton, Calif., Agustinus Darmawan, San Jose, Calif., and James H. Galasso Jr., Devon, Pa., for "multiprotocol offload engine architecture." The patent application was filed on Dec. 20, 2010 (12/972,889). 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=11&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28MD.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/MD&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/MD Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** STMicroelectronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- STMicroelectronics, Coppell, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,619,808) developed by Liwen Chu, San Ramon, Calif., and George A. Vlantis, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a "mechanism to update a NAV timer." The patent application was filed on Sept. 13, 2011 (13/231,668). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=2&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=72&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28TX.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/TX&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/TX Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Rockstar Consortium US Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Rockstar Consortium US, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,619,793) developed by Tal I. Lavian, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Stephen Lau, Milpitas, Calif., for a "dynamic assignment of traffic classes to a priority queue in a packet forwarding device." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2000 (09/747,296). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=2&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=74&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28TX.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/TX&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/TX Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Raytheon Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Raytheon, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,620,086) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for image registration based on variable region of interest." The co-inventors are Eric P. Lam, Diamond Bar, Calif., Christopher A. Leddy, Huntington Beach, Calif., Harrison A. Parks, Los Angeles, and Stephen R. Nash, Playa del Rey, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Feb. 9, 2012 (13/369,914). 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=38&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28MA.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/MA&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/MA Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** First Data Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- First Data, Greenwood Village, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,620,814) developed by Anne Mcafee Wheeler, Morgan Hill, Calif., and Lynn Henry Wheeler, Morgan Hill, Calif., for a "three party account authority digital signature (AADS) system." The patent application was filed on May 17, 2001 (09/860,083). 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=11&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28CO.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/CO&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/CO Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** HealthTrio Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- HealthTrio, Centennial, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,620,691) developed by five co-inventors for a "system for communication of health care data." The co-inventors are Malik M. Hasan, Las Vegas, J. Dominic Wallen, Tucson, Ariz., John C. Peterson, Tucson, Ariz., Cindy A. Post, Colton, Calif., and Ralph A. Korpman, San Bernardino, Calif.

The patent application was filed on July 19, 2012 (13/552,832). 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=14&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&s2=%28CO.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/CO&RS=ISD/12/31/2013+AND+AS/CO Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Qualcomm Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Qualcomm, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,614,526) developed by three co-inventors for a system and method "for magnetic power transfer." The co-inventors are Nigel P. Cook, El Cajon, Calif., Stephen Dominiak, Magenwil, China, and Hanspeter Widmer, Wohlenschwil, China.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 18, 2008 (12/233,441). 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=8614526.PN.&OS=PN/8614526&RS=PN/8614526 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Spansion, Advanced Micro Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Spansion, Sunnyvale, Calif. and Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale, Calif., have been assigned a patent (8,614,475) developed by five co-inventors for a method of "manufacturing a non-volatile memory device includes forming a number of memory cells." The co-inventors are Minh Van Ngo, Fremont, Calif., Hirokazu Tokuno, Cupertino, Calif., Angela T. Hui, Fremont, Calif., Wenmei Li, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Hsiao-Han Thio, Santa Clara, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2012 (13/732,096). 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=8614475.PN.&OS=PN/8614475&RS=PN/8614475 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Integrated Device Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Integrated Device Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,472) developed by two co-inventors for systems and methods "for adjusting ultra-small metal-oxide-metal capacitors." The co-inventors are Syed S. Islam, Cupertino, Calif., and Mansour Keramat, San Jose, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 19, 2011 (13/214,136). 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=8614472.PN.&OS=PN/8614472&RS=PN/8614472 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Emeryville, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,330) developed by eleven co-inventors for new substituted benz-azole compounds, compositions and methods of "inhibition of Raf kinase activity in a human or animal subject." The co-inventors are Payman Amiri, Walnut Creek, Calif., Wendy Fantl, San Francisco, Teresa Hansen, Danville, Calif., Barry Haskell Levine, Lafayette, Calif., Christopher McBride, Oakland, Calif., Daniel J. Poon, Oakland, Calif., Savithri Ramurthy, Walnut Creek, Calif., Paul A. Renhowe, Danville, Calif., Cynthia M. Shafer, El Sobrante, Calif., Sharadha Subramanian, San Ramon, Calif., and Leonard Sung, Irvine, Calif.

The patent application was filed on March 12, 2010 (12/723,483). 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=8614330.PN.&OS=PN/8614330&RS=PN/8614330 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Intematix Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Intematix, Fremont, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,539) developed by six co-inventors for a method for "[w]avelength conversion component with scattering particles." The co-inventors are Bing Dai, Fremont, Calif., Xianglong Yuan, Fremont, Calif., Gang Wang, Milpitas, Calif., Charles Edwards, Pleasanton, Calif., and James Caruso, Albuquerque, N.M.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2011 (13/273,215). 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=8614539.PN.&OS=PN/8614539&RS=PN/8614539 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,497) developed by three co-inventors for a method "for fabricating a MIM capacitor using gate metal for electrode and related structure." The co-inventors are Wei Xia, Irvine, Calif., Xiangdong Chen, Irvine, Calif., and Akira Ito, Irvine, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 7, 2009 (12/462,692). 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=8614497.PN.&OS=PN/8614497&RS=PN/8614497 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Apple Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,431) developed by four co-inventors for methods and devices to provide an "[a]utomated response to and sensing of user activity in portable devices." The co-inventors are Brian Huppi, San Francisco, Anthony M. Fadell, Portola Valley, Calif., Derek Barrentine, Cupertino, Calif., and Daniel Freeman, Santa Cruz, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Nov. 5, 2009 (12/613,439). 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=8614431.PN.&OS=PN/8614431&RS=PN/8614431 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Allergan Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Allergan, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,326) developed by four co-inventors for "[t]herapeutic quinoline and naphthalene derivatives." The co-inventors are Richard L. Beard, Newport Beach, Calif., Haiqing Yuan, Irvine, Calif., John E. Donello, Dana Point, Calif., and Michael E. Garst, Newport Beach, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 21, 2008 (12/674,180). 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=8614326.PN.&OS=PN/8614326&RS=PN/8614326 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Palo Alto Research Center Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,514) developed by two co-inventors for a "[m]icro-spring chip attachment using ribbon bonds." The co-inventors are Vernon Powers, Norcross, Ga., and Eugene M. Chow, Fremont, Calif.

The patent application was filed on March 13, 2013 (13/802,402). 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=8614514.PN.&OS=PN/8614514&RS=PN/8614514 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** International Rectifier Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- International Rectifier, El Segundo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,503) developed by Eung San Cho, Torrance, Calif., for a "[c]ommon drain exposed conductive clip for high power semiconductor packages." The patent application was filed on May 19, 2011 (13/111,904). 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=8614503.PN.&OS=PN/8614503&RS=PN/8614503 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Customized Chord Generation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,388) developed by two co-inventors for systems, methods and non-transitory computer-readable storage media "for generating customized chords." The co-inventors are Alexander Harry Little, Woodside, Calif., and Eli T. Manjarrez, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2011 (13/286,145). 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=8614388.PN.&OS=PN/8614388&RS=PN/8614388 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Truecar Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Truecar, Santa Monica, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,620,763) developed by four co-inventors for a system, method and computer program product "for demand-weighted selection of sales outlets." The co-inventors are Thomas J. Sullivan, Santa Monica, Calif., Isaac Lemon Laughlin, Los Angeles, Tyson Fritz Nassauer, Los Angeles, and Michael Swinson, Santa Monica, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Nov. 8, 2011 (13/291,544). 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=8620763.PN.&OS=PN/8620763&RS=PN/8620763 Written by Vessie Ann Abalos; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Wessell, Nickel & Gross Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Wessell, Nickel & Gross, Sacramento, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,382) developed by three co-inventors for a "damper action for an upright piano that comprises a springed tab on the damper lever that 'ratchets' or gives way or folds away in one direction and does not in the other, to provide retention when the spring tab passes by the longitudinal ridge on the sostenuto rod in one direction and non-retention when the spring tab passes by the longitudinal ridge on the sostenuto rod the other direction." The co-inventors are Kirk Burgett, Sacramento, Calif., Jamie Marks, Haverhill, Mass., and Dana Mazzaglia, Haverhill, Mass.

The patent application was filed on March 21, 2012 (13/426,353). 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=8614382.PN.&OS=PN/8614382&RS=PN/8614382 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Regents of the University of California Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- The Regents of the University of California, Oakland, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,572) developed by three co-inventors for an "[i]ntegrated magnetic field generation and detection platform." The co-inventors are Octavian Florescu, Berkeley, Calif., Bernhard E. Boser, Berkeley, Calif., and Moritz Mattmann, Oberaegeri, China.

The patent application was filed on July 15, 2010 (12/837,429). 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=8614572.PN.&OS=PN/8614572&RS=PN/8614572 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** KLA-Tencor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- KLA-Tencor, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,427) developed by two co-inventors for a method "for fabricating a calibration sample." The co-inventors are Mark A. McCord, Mountain View, Calif., and Liqun Han, Fremont, Calif.

The patent application was filed on July 15, 2002 (10/195,638). 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=8614427.PN.&OS=PN/8614427&RS=PN/8614427 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Stion Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Stion, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,396) developed by three co-inventors for a method and material "for purifying iron disilicide for photovoltaic application." The co-inventors are Frederic Victor Mikulec, Redwood City, Calif., Bing Shen Gao, Los Altos, Calif., and Howard W. H. Lee, Saratoga, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 12, 2008 (12/209,802). 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=8614396.PN.&OS=PN/8614396&RS=PN/8614396 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Impression Events Advertisement ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,620,752) developed by four co-inventors for systems and methods "for allocating and providing advertisements in response to impression events." The co-inventors are Jon Feldman, New York, Seyed Vahab Mirrokni Banadaki, Brooklyn, N.Y., Shanmugavelayutham Muthukrishnan, New York, and Aranyak Mehta, Mountain View, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 26, 2009 (12/605,813). 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=8620752.PN.&OS=PN/8620752&RS=PN/8620752 Written by Vessie Ann Abalos; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Glyde Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Glyde, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,620,749) developed by two co-inventors for systems, apparatuses and methods "for facilitating electronic commerce via a web banner." The co-inventors are Simon Rothman, Palo Alto, Calif., and Michael McLaughlin, Menlo Park, Calif.

The patent application was filed on June 20, 2011 (13/164,385). 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=8620749.PN.&OS=PN/8620749&RS=PN/8620749 Written by Vessie Ann Abalos; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Visa USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Visa USA, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,620,738) developed by three co-inventors for a "loyalty program incentive determination." The co-inventors are Edward W. Fordyce III, Hagerstown, Ind., Karteek Hasmukh Patel, San Francisco, and David Chauncey Shepard, Novato, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 30, 2007 (11/848,112). 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=8620738.PN.&OS=PN/8620738&RS=PN/8620738 Written by Vessie Ann Abalos; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Blaze Mobile Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Blaze Mobile, Berkeley, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,620,754) developed by Michelle Fisher, Oakland, Calif., for a method and system "for conducting an online payment transaction through a point of sale device." The patent application was filed on Jan. 7, 2013 (13/735,337). 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=8620754.PN.&OS=PN/8620754&RS=PN/8620754 Written by Vessie Ann Abalos; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** GLAM.Media Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- GLAM.Media, Brisbane, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,620,748) developed by 16 co-inventors for a method "for ulti-dimensional method for optimized delivery of targeted on-line brand advertisements." The co-inventors are Fernando Ruarte, San Francisco, Raj Narayan, Redwood City, Calif., Ryan Roslansky, San Francisco, Kiumarse Zamanian, Hillsborough, Calif., Adam Souzis, San Francisco, Emmanuel Job, San Francisco, Bryan Beresford, Redwood City, Calif., Hsinhong (Simon) Yeh, San Francisco, Anne Farmer, San Francisco, Bao-Long Nguyen-Trong, Alameda, Calif., Wendy Mazzoni, San Francisco, Dianna Gewing-Mullins, Dublin, Calif., Jamie A. Maddaloni, San Francisco, Michael Tancinco, San Francisco, Rosanna Mairena, Hayward, Calif., and Samir Arora, Woodside, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Nov. 23, 2009 (12/623,858). 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=8620748.PN.&OS=PN/8620748&RS=PN/8620748 Written by Vessie Ann Abalos; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** John Nicholas and Kristin Gross Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- John Nicholas and Kristin Gross, Berkeley, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,620,736) developed by John Nicholas Gross, Berkeley, Calif., for a "location-based promotions using data derived from item sampling events." The patent application was filed on July 29, 2011 (13/193,847). 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=8620736.PN.&OS=PN/8620736&RS=PN/8620736 Written by Vessie Ann Abalos; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Richard C. Fuisz, Joseph M. Fuisz Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Richard C. Fuisz, Beverly Hills, Calif., and Joseph M. Fuisz, Bay Harbor Islands, Fla., have been assigned a patent (8,620,756) developed by two co-inventors for a method and apparatus "for permitting stage-door access to on-line vendor information." The co-inventors are Richard C. Fuisz, Beverly Hills, Calif., and Joseph M. Fuisz, McLean, Va.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 24, 2012 (13/594,371). 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=8620756.PN.&OS=PN/8620756&RS=PN/8620756 Written by Vessie Ann Abalos; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** OurGroup Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- OurGroup, Pasadena, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,620,723) developed by Bradley Lawrence Good, Pasadena, Calif., for a system and method "for generating a community contribution index." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2012 (13/554,951). 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=8620723.PN.&OS=PN/8620723&RS=PN/8620723 Written by Vessie Ann Abalos; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Life Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Life Technologies, Carlsbad, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,302) developed by three co-inventors for a "[m]odified carbocyanine dyes and their conjugates." The co-inventors are Ching-Ying Cheung, San Ramon, Calif., Stephen Yue, Eugene, Ore., and Wai-Yee Leung, San Ramon, Calif.

The patent application was filed on May 29, 2008 (12/129,641). 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=8614302.PN.&OS=PN/8614302&RS=PN/8614302 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Genentech Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Genentech, South San Francisco, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,306) developed by five co-inventors for "[p]olynucleotides encoding humanized anti-factor D antibodies." The co-inventors are Arthur Huang, Oakland, Calif., Robert Kelley, San Bruno, Calif., Henry Lowman, El Granada, Calif., Menno Van Lookeren Campagne, San Francisco, and Charles Winter, Belmont, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 22, 2012 (13/591,755). 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=8614306.PN.&OS=PN/8614306&RS=PN/8614306 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Isis Pharmaceuticals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Carlsbad, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,310) developed by Kenneth W. Dobie, Del Mar, Calif., for compounds, compositions and methods "for modulating the expression of exportin 5." The patent application was filed on Dec. 19, 2011 (13/330,262). 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=8614310.PN.&OS=PN/8614310&RS=PN/8614310 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Quark Pharmaceuticals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Quark Pharmaceuticals, Fremont, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,309) developed by seven co-inventors for a "[d]ouble-stranded RNA directed to CASP2 and methods of use thereof." The co-inventors are Elena Feinstein, Rehovot, Israel, Huseyin Aygun, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Rami Skaliter, Nes Ziona, Israel, Hagar Kalinski, Rishon-le-Zion, Israel, Igor Mett, Rehovot, Israel, James McSwiggen, Boulder, Colo., and Leonid Beigelman, San Mateo, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 4, 2008 (12/733,998). 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=8614309.PN.&OS=PN/8614309&RS=PN/8614309 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Fibrogen Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Fibrogen, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,614,204) developed by seven co-inventors for methods and compounds "for regulating or enhancing erythropoiesis and iron metabolism, and for treating or preventing iron deficiency and anemia of chronic disease." The co-inventors are Stephen J. Klaus, San Francisco, Christopher J. Molineaux, Hillsborough, Calif., Thomas B. Neff, Atherton, Calif., Volkmar Guenzler-Pukall, San Leandro, Calif., Ingrid Langsetmo Parobok, Milpitas, Calif., Todd W. Seeley, Moraga, Calif., and Robert C. Stephenson, Foster City, Calif.

The patent application was filed on June 3, 2004 (10/861,590). 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=8614204.PN.&OS=PN/8614204&RS=PN/8614204 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** MannKind Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- MannKind, Valencia, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,253) developed by five co-inventors for "[c]ompounds which directly inhibit IRE-1.alpha. activity in vitro, prodrugs, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof." The co-inventors are John Bruce Patterson, Ventura, Calif., David Gregory Lonergan, Ventura, Calif., Gary A. Flynn, Tucson, Ariz., Qingping Zeng, Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Peter V. Pallai, Carlsbad, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Nov. 8, 2010 (12/941,530). 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=8614253.PN.&OS=PN/8614253&RS=PN/8614253 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** NeuPharma Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- NeuPharma, Foster City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,211) developed by two co-inventors for [c]hemical entities that are arctigenin derivatives, pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treatment of cancer." The co-inventors are Xiangping Qian, Foster City, Calif., and Yong-Liang Zhu, Fremont, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2012 (13/571,973). 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=8614211.PN.&OS=PN/8614211&RS=PN/8614211 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Presidio Pharmaceuticals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Presidio Pharmaceuticals, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,614,207) developed by two co-inventors for "[i]nhibitors of hepatitis C virus." The co-inventors are Min Zhong, Palo Alto, Calif., and Leping Li, Burlingame, Calif.

The patent application was filed on July 9, 2012 (13/544,261). 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=8614207.PN.&OS=PN/8614207&RS=PN/8614207 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,305) developed by three co-inventors for "nonviral gene delivery vectors using only FDA-approved components: iopamidol, protamine, and ethiodized oil.." The co-inventors are Lawrence V. Hofmann, Los Altos, Calif., Gloria L. Hwang, Hillsborough, Calif., and Luke J Higgins, Ellicott City, Md.

The patent application was filed on March 11, 2011 (13/583,872). 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=8614305.PN.&OS=PN/8614305&RS=PN/8614305 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Life Technologies Assigned Patent for Pyrenyloxysulfonic Acid Fluorescent Agents ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Life Technologies, Carlsbad, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,294) developed by three co-inventors for "[p]yrenyloxysulfonic acid fluorescent agents." The co-inventors are Richard Haugland, Eugene, Ore., Wai-Yee Leung, San Ramon, Calif., and Jixiang Liu, Eugene, Ore.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 23, 2012 (13/592,532). 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=8614294.PN.&OS=PN/8614294&RS=PN/8614294 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Allergan Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Allergan, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,234) developed by two co-inventors for "[c]ompounds as tyrosine kinase modulators." The co-inventors are Xialing Guo, San Clemente, Calif., and Zhen Zhu, Foothill Ranch, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 3, 2010 (12/875,218). 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=8614234.PN.&OS=PN/8614234&RS=PN/8614234 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Five Prime Therapeutics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Five Prime Therapeutics, South San Francisco, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,183) developed by two co-inventors for methods of using "FGFR1 extra cellular domain proteins to treat cancers characterized by ligand-dependent activating mutations in FGFR2." The co-inventors are Thomas Harding, San Francisco, and W. Michael Kavanaugh, Orinda, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Nov. 12, 2010 (13/509,068). 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=8614183.PN.&OS=PN/8614183&RS=PN/8614183 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Amgen Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Amgen, Thousand Oaks, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,614,292) developed by three co-inventors for an "isolated protein comprising an activin type IIB5 receptor polypeptide and uses thereof." The co-inventors are HQ Han, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Keith Soo-Nyung Kwak, Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Xiaolan Zhou, Newbury Park, Calif.

The patent application was filed on July 25, 2011 (13/190,255). 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=8614292.PN.&OS=PN/8614292&RS=PN/8614292 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

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