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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Jan. 16)

[January 16, 2014]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Jan. 16)

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

*** Wal-Mart Stores Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,630,927) 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 (13/601,753). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28AR.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/AR&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/AR Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** Azbil Biovigilant Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Azbil Biovigilant, Tucson, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,628,976) developed by Charles E. Bolotin, Oro Valley, Ariz, and Martin Van Trieste, Thousand Oaks, Calif., for a "method for the detection of biologic particle contamination." The patent application was filed on Dec. 3, 2008 (12/327,674). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28AZ.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/AZ&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/AZ Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Emcore Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Emcore, Albuquerque, N.M., has been assigned a patent (8,628,988) developed by Jia-Sheng Huang, South Pasadena, Calif., and Phong Thai, Rowland Heights, Calif., for a "conformal metallization process for the fabrication of semiconductor laser devices." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2011 (13/333,493). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28NM.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NM&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NM Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cable Television Laboratories, Motorola Mobility Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Cable Television Laboratories, Louisville, Colo., and Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Ill., have been assigned a patent (8,630,412) developed by Mukta Kar, Louisville, Colo., and Mandayam A. Narasimhan, San Diego, for a "transport of partially encrypted media." The patent application was filed on Aug. 25, 2010 (12/868,082). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28CO.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/CO&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/CO Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Clemson University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Clemson University, Anderson, S.C., and Syngenta Participations, Basel, China, have been assigned a patent (8,629,330) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and compositions for the inhibition of meristematic growth on cucurbit rootstock." The co-inventors are Richard Hassell, Charleston, S.C., James Brusca, Woodland, Calif., Xingping Zhang, Woodland, Calif., and Shawna Daley, Charleston, S.C.

The patent application was filed on Feb. 7, 2013 (13/762,002). 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=3&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28SC.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/SC&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/SC Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,630,323) developed by four co-inventors for a "beam diagnostics and feedback method and system for spectrally beam-combined lasers." The co-inventors are Eric C. Honea, Seattle, Donald R. Jander, Bothell, Wash., Pratheepan Madasamy, Plainsboro, N.J., and Tolga Yilmaz, San Diego.

The patent application was filed on April 2, 2013 (13/855,673). 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=9&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28MD.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/MD&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/MD Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Ciena Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Ciena, Hanover, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,630,315) developed by Daniel Rivaud, Ottawa, Michael Gazier, Ottawa, and Michael Dziawa, Richmond, Calif., for an "Ethernet network synchronization systems and methods." The patent application was filed on Feb. 17, 2010 (12/706,724). 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=10&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28MD.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/MD&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/MD Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Honeywell International, Fort Mill, S.C., has been assigned a patent (8,629,926) developed by Ynjiun Paul Wang, Cupertino, Calif., for an "imaging apparatus comprising image sensor array having shared global shutter circuitry." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2011 (13/289,795). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28SC.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/SC&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/SC Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hand Held Products Assigned Patent for Indicia Reading Terminal Including Frame Quality Evaluation Processing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Hand Held Products, Fort Mill, S.C., has been assigned a patent (8,628,015) developed by Ynjiun P. Wang, Cupertino, Calif., and Shulan Deng, San Jose, Calif., for an "indicia reading terminal including frame quality evaluation processing." The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2008 (12/263,243). 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=6&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28SC.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/SC&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/SC Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Motorola Mobility Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,630,350) developed by five co-inventors for a "picture level adaptive frame/field coding for digital video content." The co-inventors are Limin Wang, San Diego, Krit Panusopone, San Diego, Rajeev Gandhi, San Diego, Yue Yu, San Diego, and Ajay Luthra, San Diego.

The patent application was filed on Nov. 22, 2010 (12/951,732). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28IL.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/IL&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/IL Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Callpod Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Callpod, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,629,651) developed by Darren S. Guccione, Wheaton, Ill., Craig B. Lurey, El Dorado Hills, Calif., and Lourans Aoraha, Wheeling, Ill., for a "portable wireless charging device." The patent application was filed on April 27, 2010 (12/768,293). 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=31&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28IL.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/IL&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/IL Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Motorola Mobility, Cable Television Laboratories Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Ill., and Cable Television Laboratories, Louisville, Colo., have been assigned a patent (8,630,412) developed by Mukta Kar, Louisville, Colo., and Mandayam A. Narasimhan, San Diego, for a "transport of partially encrypted media." The patent application was filed on Aug. 25, 2010 (12/868,082). 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=24&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28IL.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/IL&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/IL Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Abbvie Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Abbvie, North Chicago, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,629,257) developed by seven co-inventors for IL-12/p40 binding proteins. The co-inventors are Susan E. Lacy, Shrewsbury, Mass., Emma Fung, Shrewsbury, Mass., Jonathan P. Belk, Sterling, Mass., Richard W. Dixon, Jefferson, Mass., Michael Roguska, Ashland, Mass., Paul R. Hinton, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Shankar Kumar, Pleasanton, Calif.

The patent application was filed on April 19, 2010 (12/763,048). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=37&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28IL.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/IL&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/IL Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,630,982) developed by four co-inventors for an individual object restore. The co-inventors are Bryan Wayne Freeman, San Jose, Calif., Alexei Kojenov, Beaverton, Ore., Joanne T. Nguyen, Saratoga, Calif., and Delbert Barron Hoobler III, Horseheads, N.Y.

The patent application was filed on June 21, 2012 (13/530,055). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** STMicroelectronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- STMicroelectronics, Coppell, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,630,599) developed by Wendong Hu, San Jose, Calif., and George A. Vlantis, Sunnyvale, Calif., for the "discovery of safety and non-safety capable single-radio devices in wireless environments." The patent application was filed on March 9, 2011 (13/044,170). 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=86,30,599.PN.&OS=PN/86,30,599&RS=PN/86,30,599 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Dynamically Modifying Quality of Service Levels for Resources in Networked Computing Environment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,631,154) developed by four co-inventors for a "dynamically modifying quality of service levels for resources in a networked computing environment." The co-inventors are Katalin K. Bartfai-Walcott, El Dorado Hills, Calif., Gregory J. Boss, Saginaw, Mich., Christopher J. Dawson, Arlington, Va., and Rick A. Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va.

The patent application was filed on June 29, 2011 (13/171,518). 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=54&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Red Hat Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Red Hat, Raleigh, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,630,979) developed by ManikSurtani, London, and Adrian Cole, San Francisco, for a "non-blocking input output based storage." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2010 (12/714,017). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28NC.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NC&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NC Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** inthinc Technology Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- inthinc Technology Solutions, West Valley City, Utah, has been assigned a patent (8,630,768) developed by 12 co-inventors for a "system and method for monitoring vehicle parameters and driver behavior." The co-inventors are Scott McClellan, Heber City, Utah, Todd Follmer, Coto de Caza, Calif., Ed Maynard, Salt Lake City, Eric Capps, Salt Lake City, Gib Larson, Providence, Utah, Dave Ord, Salt Lake City, Richard Eyre, Salt Lake City, Verlin Russon, Lehi, Utah, Carleton Watkins, Lehi, Utah, Vinh Vo, Taylorsville, Utah, Jason Litzinger, Salt Lake City, and Steve Lawrence, Salt Lake City.

The patent application was filed on May 22, 2007 (11/805,237). 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=6&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28UT.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/UT&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/UT Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Open Invention Network Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Open Invention Network, Durham, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,630,933) developed by Philip D. Lapsley, Oakland, Calif., Michael Kleeman, Corte Madera, Calif., and Philip J. Gioia, Corte Madera, Calif., for a "biometric financial transaction system and method." The patent application was filed on April 10, 2013 (13/859,850). 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=15&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28NC.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NC&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NC Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,631,216) developed by six co-inventors for a "dynamic address translation with change record override." The co-inventors are Dan F. Greiner, San Jose, Calif., Lisa C. Heller, Rhinebeck, N.Y., Damian L. Osisek, Vestal, N.Y., Erwin Pfeffer, Batavia, Germany, Timothy J. Siegel, Staatsburg, N.Y., and Charles F. Webb, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

The patent application was filed on Jan. 9, 2012 (13/345,938). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Apparatus and Method to Optimize Revenue Realized Under Multiple Service Level Agreements ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,631,105) developed by John G. Aschoff, Watsonville, Calif., David D. Chambliss, Morgan Hill, Calif., and Bruce McNutt, Tucson, Ariz., for an "apparatus and method to optimize revenue realized under multiple service level agreements." The patent application was filed on Aug. 27, 2004 (10/929,081). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cyberonics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Cyberonics, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,630,709) developed by Imad Libbus, St. Paul, Minn., Badri Amurthur, Los Gatos, Calif., and Bruce H. KenKnight, Maple Grove, Minn., for a "computer-implemented system and method for selecting therapy profiles of electrical stimulation of cervical vagus nerves for treatment of chronic cardiac dysfunction." The patent application was filed on Dec. 7, 2011 (13/314,138). 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=86,30,709.PN.&OS=PN/86,30,709&RS=PN/86,30,709 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Prefetching Data Tracks and Parity Data to Use for Destaging Updated Tracks ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,631,190) developed by four co-inventors for "prefetching data tracks and parity data to use for destaging updated tracks." The co-inventors are Michael T. Benhase, Tucson, Ariz., Binny S. Gill, Westford, Mass., Lokesh M. Gupta, Tucson, Ariz., and James L. Hafner, San Jose, Calif.

The patent application was filed on July 22, 2011 (13/189,285). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Information Extraction Using Contextual Pattern Discovery ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,630,989) developed by five co-inventors for "systems and methods for information extraction using contextual pattern discovery." The co-inventors are Sebastian Johannes Blohm, Munich, Germany, Vivian Yaw-Wen Chu, San Jose, Calif., Ching-Tien Ho, San Jose, Calif., Yunyao Li, San Jose, Calif., and Huaiyu Zhu, Union City, Calif.

The patent application was filed on May 27, 2011 (13/117,570). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Data Warehouse System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,631,042) developed by Jian Le, San Mateo, Calif., for a data warehouse system.

The patent application was filed on June 3, 2008 (8,631,042). 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=73&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** SanDisk Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- SanDisk Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,630,120) developed by four co-inventors for a "compact sense amplifier for non-volatile memory." The co-inventors are Min She, Fremont, Calif., Yan Li, Milpitas, Calif., Kwang-Ho Kim, Pleasanton, Calif., and Siu Lung Chan, San Jose, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 20, 2011 (13/277,915). 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=86,30,120.PN.&OS=PN/86,30,120&RS=PN/86,30,120 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent for Color Light Combiner ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,630,043) developed by Andrew Gerritt Huibers, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Regis Grasser, Orleans, France, for a color light combiner.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 9, 2011 (13/206,241). 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=86,30,043.PN.&OS=PN/86,30,043&RS=PN/86,30,043 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Analog Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Analog Devices, Norwood, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,629,807) developed by John Wood, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Haris Basit, San Jose, Calif., for a "true time delay phase array radar using rotary clocks and electronic delay lines." The patent application was filed on June 6, 2006 (11/913,377). 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=39&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28MA.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/MA&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/MA Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Futurewei Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Futurewei Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,630,543) developed by Young Lee, Plano, Texas, Greg Bernstein, Fremont, Calif., and Jianrui Han, Shenzhen, China, for the "port wavelength restriction encoding in wavelength switched optical network." The patent application was filed on April 11, 2013 (13/860,638). 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=86,30,543.PN.&OS=PN/86,30,543&RS=PN/86,30,543 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent for Cost Effective Call Routing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,630,651) developed by Priscilla Lau, Fremont, Calif., for the "cost effective call routing from IMS networks to local carrier networks." The patent application was filed on April 21, 2010 (12/764,429). 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=86,30,651.PN.&OS=PN/86,30,651&RS=PN/86,30,651 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Micron Technology Assigned Patent for Programming Memory Device to Increase Data Reliability ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,630,122) developed by Frankie F. Roohparvar, Monte Sereno, Calif., for "programming a memory device to increase data reliability." The patent application was filed on Dec. 13, 2012 (13/713,149). 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=10&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28ID.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/ID&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/ID Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Futurewei Technologies Assigned Patent for Apparatus for Distributing Wavelength Compatible with Signaling Protocols ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Futurewei Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,630,542) developed by Greg Bernstein, Fremont, Calif., and Young Lee, Plano, Texas, for "distributing wavelength compatible with signaling protocols." The patent application was filed on June 7, 2012 (13/491,288). 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=86,30,542.PN.&OS=PN/86,30,542&RS=PN/86,30,542 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Raytheon Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Raytheon, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,630,601) developed by Charles Chandler, Goleta, Calif., Roger A. Conrad, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and Robert A. Deaton, Ventura, Calif., for an "active channelized integrated antenna system." The patent application was filed on April 6, 2009 (12/384,490). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28MA.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/MA&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/MA Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Zmed Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Zmed Technologies, Bellaire, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,630,712) developed by four co-inventors for the respiration stimulation. The co-inventors are Ron L. Moses, Bellaire, Texas, Marianna Tessel, Palo Alto, Calif., Boris Dubnov, Petach-Tiqwa, Israel, and Mordehai Tessel, Kfar-Saba, Israel.

The patent application was filed on July 1, 2010 (12/828,989). 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=86,30,712.PN.&OS=PN/86,30,712&RS=PN/86,30,712 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Data Management System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,630,996) developed by David Bilotti, Benicia, Calif., for "identifying duplicate entries in a historical database." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2005 (11/122,390). 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=86,30,996.PN.&OS=PN/86,30,996&RS=PN/86,30,996 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,628,974) developed by four co-inventors for a "protein/peptide sequencing by chemical degradation in the gas phase." The co-inventors are Xiaoyu Chen, Westlake Village, Calif., Michael S. Westphall, Fitchburg, Wis., Lloyd M. Smith, Madison, Wis., and Brian L. Frey, Madison, Wis.

The patent application was filed on July 15, 2005 (11/568,536). 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=15&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28WI.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/WI&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/WI Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Northrop Grumman Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Northrop Grumman Systems, Falls Church, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,630,076) developed by Edmond J. Tajirian, Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., Jeff A. Knowles, Yorba Linda, Calif., and Mark D. Cayot, Long Beach, Calif., for a safe disconnect switch.

The patent application was filed on March 9, 2011 (13/044,262). 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=10&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28VA.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/VA&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/VA Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Duplicate-aware Disk Arrays ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,631,272) developed by Vijayan Prabhakaran, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Yiying Zhang, Madison, Wis., for duplicate-aware disk arrays.

The patent application was filed on March 4, 2011 (13/040,277). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28WA.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/WA&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/WA Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Bionano Genomics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Bionano Genomics, Philadelphia, has been assigned a patent (8,628,919) developed by seven co-inventors for "methods and devices for single-molecule whole genome analysis." The co-inventors are Ming Xiao, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Parikshit A. Deshpande, Princeton, N.J., Han Cao, Philadelphia, Michael Austin, Philadelphia, Kandaswamy Vijayan, San Diego, Alexey Y. Sharonov, Hamden, Conn., and Michael Boyce-Jacino, Titusville, N.J.

The patent application was filed on June 30, 2009 (13/001,697). 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=19&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28PA.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/PA&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/PA Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Assigned Patent for Catheter for Uniform Delivery of Medication ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Neenah, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,628,633) developed by Jose Castillo Deniega, Lake Forest, Calif., Roger Massengale, Mission Viejo, Calif., and Kenneth W. Rake, Laguna Niguel, Calif., for a "catheter for uniform delivery of medication." The patent application was filed on Aug. 3, 2009 (12/534,764). 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=18&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140114.PD.&s2=%28WI.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/WI&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/WI Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** GTAT Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- GTAT, Nashua, N.H., has been assigned a patent (8,629,061) developed by Venkatesan Murali, San Jose, Calif., Arvind Chari, Saratoga, Calif., and Gopal Prabhu, San Jose, Calif., for a "method for three-dimensional packaging of electronic devices." The patent application was filed on June 7, 2012 (13/490,460). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28NH.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NH&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/NH Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Arkansas Power Electronics International, Siemens Energy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Arkansas Power Electronics International, Fayetteville, Ark., and Siemens Energy, Orlando, Fla., have been assigned a patent (8,629,783) developed by 10 co-inventors for a "wireless telemetry electronic circuitry for measuring strain in high-temperature environments." The co-inventors are David J. Mitchell, Oviedo, Fla., Anand A. Kulkarni, Oviedo, Fla., Ramesh Subramanian, Oviedo, Fla., Edward R. Roesch, Orlando, Fla., Rod Waits, Sunnyvale, Calif., Roberto Schupbach, Fayetteville, Ark., John R. Fraley, Fayetteville, Ark., Alexander B. Lostetter, Fayetteville, Ark., Brice McPherson, Fayetteville, Ark., and Bryon Western, West Fork, Ark.

The patent application was filed on June 19, 2012 (13/526,933). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28AR.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/AR&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/AR Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cardiac Pacemakers Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Cardiac Pacemakers, St. Paul, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,630,707) developed by four co-inventors for "systems and methods for delivering vagal nerve stimulation." The co-inventors are Weiying Zhao, Cupertino, Calif., Quan Ni, Shoreview, Minn., Stephen Ruble, Lino Lakes, Minn., and Jason J. Hamann, Blaine, Minn.

The patent application was filed on March 12, 2013 (13/796,401). 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=20140114.PD.&s2=%28MN.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/MN&RS=ISD/01/14/2014+AND+AS/MN Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** I/O Controls Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- I/O Controls, Azusa, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,497) developed by Jeffrey Ying, Glendora, Calif., for a "mobile helicopter landing pad." The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2012 (13/626,774). 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=8616497.PN.&OS=PN/8616497&RS=PN/8616497 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Paceco Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Paceco, Hayward, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,564) developed by three co-inventors for a "cargo container handling cart and system using same." The co-inventors are Toru Takehara, Foster City, Calif., Philip Tam, Oakland, Calif., and Tatsushi Takahara, San Mateo, Calif.

The patent application was filed on July 6, 2010 (12/831,207). 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=8616564.PN.&OS=PN/8616564&RS=PN/8616564 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Fluor Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Fluor Technologies, Aliso Viejo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,533) developed by two co-inventors for configurations and methods of "gas-assisted spray nozzles." The co-inventors are Garry E. Jacobs, Aliso Viejo, Calif., and Walt Stupin, Whittier, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2009 (13/120,105). 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=8616533.PN.&OS=PN/8616533&RS=PN/8616533 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Aerospace Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- The Aerospace, El Segundo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,496) developed by two co-inventors for systems and methods "for a self-deploying vehicle drag device." The co-inventors are Brian S. Hardy, El Segundo, Calif., and Jerome K. Fuller, Van Nuys, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 3, 2011 (13/197,333). 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=8616496.PN.&OS=PN/8616496&RS=PN/8616496 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Zodiac Pool Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Zodiac Pool Systems, Vista, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,235) developed by Bruce W. Maskell, Moorpark, Calif., for "valves." The patent application was filed on Jan. 14, 2011 (13/006,672). 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=8616235.PN.&OS=PN/8616235&RS=PN/8616235 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Qualcomm Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Qualcomm, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,616,439) developed by two co-inventors for a system and method "for the secure transfer of information to a web session." The co-inventors are Jon S. Azen, San Diego, and Scott P. Monahan, San Diego.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 2, 2012 (13/633,286). 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=8616439.PN.&OS=PN/8616439&RS=PN/8616439 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Fluidigm Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Fluidigm, South San Francisco, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,227) developed by four co-inventors for "multilevel microfluidic systems and methods." The co-inventors are Geoffrey Facer, Lane Cove, Australia, Brian Fowler, San Mateo, Calif., Emerson Cheung Quan, San Francisco, and Marc Unger, San Mateo, Calif.

The patent application was filed on June 3, 2013 (13/909,000). 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=8616227.PN.&OS=PN/8616227&RS=PN/8616227 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** SSA Terminals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- SSA Terminals, Long Beach, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,620) developed by two co-inventors for a "yard tractor with remote controlled rear access door." The co-inventors are Stephen Clark, Menifee, Calif., and Robert P. Kelly, San Pedro, Calif.

The patent application was filed on July 29, 2011 (13/194,857). 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=8616620.PN.&OS=PN/8616620&RS=PN/8616620 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Aaron Schneider Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Aaron Schneider, Anaheim, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,462) developed by Aaron Schneider, Anaheim, Calif., for a "water conserving domestic hot water purge valve." The patent application was filed on June 10, 2012 (13/492,912). 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=8616462.PN.&OS=PN/8616462&RS=PN/8616462 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** California Institute of Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,328) developed by two co-inventors for a method and apparatus for wave generation and detection using tensegrity structures." The co-inventors are Chiara Daraio, Pasadena, Calif., and Fernando Fraternali, Avellino, Italy.

The patent application was filed on Feb. 21, 2013 (13/772,904). 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=8616328.PN.&OS=PN/8616328&RS=PN/8616328 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Oliver Ma Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Oliver Ma, Arcadia, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,226) developed by two co-inventors for a "shelter with extended eaves." The co-inventors are Oliver Ma, Arcadia, Calif., and Marty Dotterweich, Escondido, Calif.

The patent application was filed on April 22, 2011 (13/092,765). 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=8616226.PN.&OS=PN/8616226&RS=PN/8616226 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Applied Materials Assigned Patent for Gas Mixture ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Applied Materials, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,224) developed by four co-inventors for a methods and apparatus "for providing a gas mixture to a pair of process chambers." The co-inventors are Jared Ahmad Lee, Santa Clara, Calif., Martin Jeff Salinas, San Jose, Calif., Ezra Robert Gold, Sunnyvale, Calif., and James P. Cruse, Santa Cruz, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 19, 2010 (12/907,944). 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=8616224.PN.&OS=PN/8616224&RS=PN/8616224 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** HRL Laboratories Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- HRL Laboratories, Malibu, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,330) developed by four co-inventors for "actively tunable lightweight acoustic barrier materials." The co-inventors are Geoffrey P. McKnight, Los Angeles, Christopher P. Henry, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Chia-Ming Chang, Agoura Hills, Calif., and Andrew C. Keefe, Encino, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 1, 2012 (13/564,408). 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=8616330.PN.&OS=PN/8616330&RS=PN/8616330 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** SkyBlue Textiles Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- SkyBlue Textiles, Carlsbad, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,615,826) developed by Petra J. Michael, Carlsbad, Calif., for an "encasement for a bedding item." The patent application was filed on May 13, 2011 (13/107,115). 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=8615826.PN.&OS=PN/8615826&RS=PN/8615826 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent for Access Point Triangulation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,626,548) developed by Surilkumar Patel, Palo Alto,, Calif., for "[a]ccess point triangulation for task assignment of warehouse employees." The patent application was filed on Sept. 19, 2005 (11/230,816). 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=8626548.PN.&OS=PN/8626548&RS=PN/8626548 Written by Niel Bautista; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Kelly Space & Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Kelly Space & Technology, San Bernardino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,113) developed by two co-inventors for an "encapsulated ballistic protection syste." The co-inventors are Michael J. Gallo, San Bernardino, Calif., and William Burley, East Greenwich, R.I.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 19, 2009 (12/544,193). 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=8616113.PN.&OS=PN/8616113&RS=PN/8616113 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Lafreniere Construction Concepts Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Lafreniere Construction Concepts, Duarte, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,615,942) developed by Dennis P. Lafreniere, Duarte, Calif., for a "metal header frame for a building wall." The patent application was filed on July 11, 2005 (11/179,114). 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=8615942.PN.&OS=PN/8615942&RS=PN/8615942 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Qualcomm Assigned Patent for Electromagnetic E-Shaped Patch Antenna Repeater ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Qualcomm, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,626,057) developed by Alireza Hormoz Mohammadian, San Diego, for an "electromagnetic E-shaped patch antenna repeater with high isolation." The patent application was filed on Feb. 16, 2011 (13/028,849). 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=8626057.PN.&OS=PN/8626057&RS=PN/8626057 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,626,575) developed by Yitao Gong, San Jose, Calif., for methods, systems, apparatus and computer program products "for providing temporally relevant targeted content items." The patent application was filed on March 20, 2008 (12/052,101). 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=8626575.PN.&OS=PN/8626575&RS=PN/8626575 Written by Niel Bautista; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** SunLink Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- SunLink, San Rafael, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,615,939) developed by five co-inventors for a "photovoltaic module mounting system." The co-inventors are Martin N. Seery, San Rafael, Calif., Rodney H. Holland, Novato, Calif., Jeff Hartnett, Fairfax, Calif., Isaac Childress, San Anselmo, Calif., and Todd Pelman, San Francisco.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 11, 2011 (13/317,142). 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=8615939.PN.&OS=PN/8615939&RS=PN/8615939 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Qualcomm Assigned Patent for Diversity Source Signal Combination ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Qualcomm, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,626,096) developed by three co-inventors for methods and apparatus "for combining signals from multiple diversity sources." The co-inventors are Jong Hyeon Park, San Jose, Calif., Bok Tae Sim, San Ramon, Calif., and Je Woo Kim, Cupertino, Calif.

The patent application was filed on March 24, 2008 (12/034,954). 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=8626096.PN.&OS=PN/8626096&RS=PN/8626096 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Qualcomm Assigned Patent for Area Efficient Concurrent Matching Transceiver ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Qualcomm, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,626,084) developed by three co-inventors for an "area efficient concurrent matching transceiver." The co-inventors are Ngar Loong A. Chan, San Jose, Calif., Jonghoon Choi, San Jose, Calif., and Bindu Gupta, San Diego.

The patent application was filed on Dec. 16, 2010 (12/970,210). 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=8626084.PN.&OS=PN/8626084&RS=PN/8626084 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent for Aiding Individuals ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,626,549) developed by two co-inventors for techniques "for aiding individuals in managing work activities." The co-inventors are Seth Stafford, San Carlos, Calif., and Margaret Lloyd, Menlo Park, Calif.

The patent application was filed on April 25, 2008 (12/109,970). 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=8626549.PN.&OS=PN/8626549&RS=PN/8626549 Written by Niel Bautista; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** CrowdFlower Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- CrowdFlower, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,626,545) developed by four co-inventors for systems and methods of "a job distribution platform for aggregating performance data in a worker profile for workers in performing crowd sourced tasks." The co-inventors are Christopher R. Van Pelt, San Francisco, Ryan Cox, San Francisco, Alex Sorokin, San Francisco, and Michael Juster, San Francisco.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 17, 2011 (13/275,284). 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=8626545.PN.&OS=PN/8626545&RS=PN/8626545 Written by Niel Bautista; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Leland Stanford Junior University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,216) developed by three co-inventors for "patterned laser treatment of the retina." The co-inventors are Mark S. Blumenkranz, Portola Valley, Calif., Daniel V. Palanker, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Dimitri Yellachich, Mountain View, Calif.

The patent application was filed on June 11, 2010 (12/814,051). 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=8616216.PN.&OS=PN/8616216&RS=PN/8616216 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Tula Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Tula Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,181) developed by four co-inventors for methods and arrangements "for improving the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines." The co-inventors are Farzad Sahandiesfanjani, San Jose, Calif., Chris Hand, Newport Beach, Calif., Mohammad Pirjaberi, San Jose, Calif., and Adya S. Tripathi, San Jose, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Jan. 11, 2011 (13/004,839). 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=8616181.PN.&OS=PN/8616181&RS=PN/8616181 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Infinera Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Infinera, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,625,997) developed by two co-inventors for a method and apparatus "for local optimization of an optical transmitter." The co-inventors are Peter W. Evans, Mountain House, Calif., and Alan C. Nilsson, Mountain View, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2010 (12/981,814). 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=8625997.PN.&OS=PN/8625997&RS=PN/8625997 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Applied Materials Assigned Patent for Pressure Gauge Calibration ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Applied Materials, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,043) developed by four co-inventors for methods and apparatus "for calibrating pressure gauges in a substrate processing system." The co-inventors are James P. Cruse, Santa Cruz, Calif., Ezra Robert, Gold, Sunnyvale, Calif., Jared Ahmad Lee, Santa Clara, Calif., and Ming Xu, San Jose, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 29, 2010 (12/916,450). 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=8616043.PN.&OS=PN/8616043&RS=PN/8616043 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Bird-B-Gone Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Bird-B-Gone, Mission Viejo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,615,922) developed by Bruce Donoho, Mission Viejo, Calif., for an "animal deterring device." The patent application was filed on Feb. 15, 2013 (13/768,295). 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=8615922.PN.&OS=PN/8615922&RS=PN/8615922 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Tensorcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Tensorcom, Carlsbad, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,626,106) developed by Zaw Soe, Encinitas, Calif., for a "cascode common source and common gate low noise amplifiers operating at 60 GHz." The patent application was filed on Dec. 6, 2011 (13/312,806). 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=8626106.PN.&OS=PN/8626106&RS=PN/8626106 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Juniper Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,625,991) developed by Pradeep Sindhu, Los Altos Hills, Calif., for the "amortization of expensive optical components." The patent application was filed on Aug. 4, 2010 (12/850,437). 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=8625991.PN.&OS=PN/8625991&RS=PN/8625991 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Oracle International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Oracle International, Redwood Shores, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,626,572) developed by four co-inventors for "[s]ales performance management through quota planning" The co-inventors are George H. Colliat, Emerald Hills, Calif., Ajay A. Awatramani, San Francisco, John Kuzmicki, Haymarket, Va., and Vaishnavi A. Sashikanth, Belmont, Calif.

The patent application was filed on April 20, 2010 (12/763,520). 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=8626572.PN.&OS=PN/8626572&RS=PN/8626572 Written by Niel Bautista; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,152) developed by Yung Ming Chen, San Jose, Calif., for an apparatus "for coating a stent." The patent application was filed on Aug. 6, 2012 (13/567,920). 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=8616152.PN.&OS=PN/8616152&RS=PN/8616152 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Medtronic Vascular Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Medtronic Vascular, Santa Rosa, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,040) developed by Ryan Bienvenu, Santa Rosa, Calif., for a method of "forming a drug-eluting medical device." The patent application was filed on Sept. 17, 2010 (12/884,272). 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=8616040.PN.&OS=PN/8616040&RS=PN/8616040 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Intel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,626,080) developed by four co-inventors for "bidirectional iterative beam forming techniques." The co-inventors are Ilan Sutskover, Hadera, Israel, Assaf Kasher, Haifa, Israel, Qinghua Li, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Huaning Niu, Milpitas, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2008 (12/262,904). 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=8626080.PN.&OS=PN/8626080&RS=PN/8626080 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Regents of the University of California, Brookhaven Science Associates Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- The Regents of the University of California, Oakland, Calif., and Brookhaven Science Associates, Upton, N.Y., have been assigned a patent (8,616,044) developed by three co-inventors for "test surfaces useful for calibration of surface profilometers." The co-inventors are Valeriy V. Yashchuk, Richmond, Calif., Wayne R. McKinney, Concord, Calif., and Peter Z. Takacs, Riverhead, N.Y.

The patent application was filed on March 20, 2009 (12/408,508). 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=8616044.PN.&OS=PN/8616044&RS=PN/8616044 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Munchkin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Munchkin, Van Nuys, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,615,931) developed by Steven Bryan Dunn, Beverly Hills, Calif., for a "low-profile barrier and method of installation." The patent application was filed on Nov. 22, 2011 (13/303,091). 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=8615931.PN.&OS=PN/8615931&RS=PN/8615931 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,626,100) developed by six co-inventors for "multiple frequency band multiple standard transceiver." The co-inventors are John Walley, Ladera Ranch, Calif., Jeyhan Karaoguz, Irvine, Calif., Brima B. Ibrahim, Laguna Hills, Calif., Arya Reza Behzad, Poway, Calif., Vinko Erceg, Cardiff by the Sea, Calif., and David Rosmann, Irvine, Calif.

The patent application was filed on April 10, 2013 (13/860,257). 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=8626100.PN.&OS=PN/8626100&RS=PN/8626100 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Qualcomm Assigned Patent for Beacon Signals ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Qualcomm, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,626,060) developed by three co-inventors for "beacon signals for repeaters within a wireless communications system." The co-inventors are Michael Mao Wang, San Diego, Dhananjay Ashok Gore, San Diego, and Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Encinitas, Calif.

The patent application was filed on April 14, 2011 (13/086,540). 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=8626060.PN.&OS=PN/8626060&RS=PN/8626060 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Fluidmaster Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Fluidmaster, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,615,822) developed by five co-inventors for an "air pressure activated toilet flushing system." The co-inventors are Matt Vargas, San Jose, Calif., Brian Lamb, Belmont, Calif., Tom Stout, San Jose, Calif., Eric Bennett, San Francisco, and Tuan Le, Diamond Bar, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Jan. 5, 2010 (12/652,586). 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=8615822.PN.&OS=PN/8615822&RS=PN/8615822 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Wireless Electronic Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,626,101) developed by two co-inventors for a "wireless electronic device with antenna cycling." The co-inventors are Michael J. Stallman, Redwood City, Calif., and Nicholas W. Lum, Santa Clara, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 18, 2011 (13/212,990). 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=8626101.PN.&OS=PN/8626101&RS=PN/8626101 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Qualcomm Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Qualcomm, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,626,099) developed by nine co-inventors for a "direct conversion receiver architecture." The co-inventors are Tao Li, San Diego, Christian Holenstein, San Diego, Inyup Kang, San Diego, Brett C. Walker, San Diego, Paul E. Peterzell, San Diego, Raghu Challa, San Diego, Matthew L. Severson, Oceanside, Calif., Arun Raghupathy, San Diego, and Gilbert Christopher Sih, San Diego.

The patent application was filed on March 14, 2006 (11/376,502). 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=8626099.PN.&OS=PN/8626099&RS=PN/8626099 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Qualcomm Assigned Patent for Adjustable Transmitter ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Qualcomm, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,626,056) developed by six co-inventors for an "adjustable transmitter for privacy protection of content broadcast from a transmitting device to a receiving device." The co-inventors are Yong Jin Kim, San Diego, Stephen J. Shellhammer, Ramona, Calif., Vijayalakshmi R. Raveendran, San Diego, Wenyi Zhang, Hefei, China, Ahmed K. Sadek, San Diego, and Yu A. Wang, Cerritos, Calif.

The patent application was filed on July 12, 2010 (12/834,342). 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=8626056.PN.&OS=PN/8626056&RS=PN/8626056 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Luxtera Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Luxtera, Carlsbad, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,626,002) developed by Daniel Kucharski, San Marcos, Calif., for a method and system "for optoelectronic receivers for uncoded data." The patent application was filed on Jan. 15, 2013 (13/741,678). 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=8626002.PN.&OS=PN/8626002&RS=PN/8626002 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** SunPower Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- SunPower, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,615,941) developed by four co-inventors for a "photovoltaic module kit including connector assembly for non-penetrating array installation." The co-inventors are Jonathan Botkin, El Cerrito, Calif., Simon Graves, Berkeley, Calif., Matt Danning, Oakland, Calif., and Matthew Culligan, Berkeley, Calif.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 21, 2012 (13/624,521). 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=8615941.PN.&OS=PN/8615941&RS=PN/8615941 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Tahoe R.F. Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Tahoe R.F. Semiconductor, Auburn, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,626,098) developed by Darrell Lee Livezey, Auburn, Calif., for an "automatic gain control with programmable attack and decay times." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2012 (13/629,633). 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=8626098.PN.&OS=PN/8626098&RS=PN/8626098 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** IpVenture Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- IpVenture, Los Altos, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,626,333) developed by four co-inventors for a method and system "for order fulfillment in a distribution center." The co-inventors are William Henry Waddington, Foster City, Calif., Patricia C. Grewell, San Mateo, Calif., Peter Ham, Palo Alto, Calif., and Boris Klots, Belmont, Calif.

The patent application was filed on March 13, 2012 (13/418,527). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8626333.PN.&OS=PN/8626333&RS=PN/8626333 Written by Vessie Ann Abalos; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Qualcomm Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Qualcomm, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,627,224) developed by Sten Jorgen Ludvig Dahl, San Diego, for "[t]ouch screen keypad layout." The patent application was filed on Oct. 27, 2009 (12/606,368). 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=8627224.PN.&OS=PN/8627224&RS=PN/8627224 Written by Jude Bautista; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

*** Apple Assigned Patent for Unibody Jumper ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- Apple, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,616,915) developed by Joshua Funamura, San Jose, Calif., for a "wire-free, unibody jumper." The patent appl 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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