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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Dec. 28)

[December 28, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Dec. 28)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York.

*** International Business Machines, Nanometrics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., and Nanometrics, Milpitas, Calif., have been assigned a patent (8,339,605) developed by four co-inventors for a "multilayer alignment and overlay target and measurement method." The co-inventors are Christopher P. Ausschnitt, Lexington, Mass., Lewis A. Binns, York, United Kingdom, Jaime D. Morillo, Beacon, N.Y., and Nigel P. Smith, Hsinchu, Taiwan.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A target system for determining positioning error between lithographically produced integrated circuit fields on at least one lithographic level. The target system includes a first target pattern on a lithographic field containing an integrated circuit pattern, with the first target pattern comprising a plurality of sub-patterns symmetric about a first target pattern center and at a same first distance from the first target pattern center. The target system also includes a second target pattern on a different lithographic field, with the second target pattern comprising a plurality of sub-patterns symmetric about a second target pattern center and at a same second distance from the second target pattern center. The second target pattern center is intended to be at the same location as the first target pattern center. The centers of the first and second target patterns may be determined and compared to determine positioning error between the lithographic fields." The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2010 (12/956,067). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,339,605&OS=8,339,605&RS=8,339,605 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Seagate Technology Assigned Patent for Recording Head for Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording with Diffusion Barrier Surrounding a Near Field Transducer ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Seagate Technology, Scotts Valley, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,339,740) developed by seven co-inventors for a "recording head for heat assisted magnetic recording with diffusion barrier surrounding a near field transducer." The co-inventors are Jie Zou, Eden Prairie, Minn., Kaizhong Gao, Eden Prairie, Minn., William Albert Challener, Glenville, N.Y., Mark Henry Ostrowski, Lakeville, Minn., Venkateswara Rao Inturi, Shakopee, Minn., Tong Zhao, Eden Prairie, Minn., and Michael Christopher Kautzky, Eagan, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus includes a near field transducer positioned adjacent to an air bearing surface, a first magnetic pole, a heat sink positioned between the first magnetic pole and the near field transducer, and a diffusion barrier positioned between the near field transducer and the first magnetic pole. The diffusion barrier can be positioned adjacent to the magnetic pole or the near field transducer." The patent application was filed on Feb. 23, 2011 (13/032,673). 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=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,339,740&OS=8,339,740&RS=8,339,740 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machine Assigned Patent for High-speed Ceramic Modules with Hybrid Referencing Scheme for Improved Performance and Reduced Cost ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- International Business Machine, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,339,803) developed by Wiren Dale Becker, Hyde Park, N.Y., Jinwoo Choi, Austin, Texas, and Tingdong Zhou, Austin, Texas, for "high-speed ceramic modules with hybrid referencing scheme for improved performance and reduced cost." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multi-layered ceramic package comprises: a signal layer with identified chip/device area(s)/site(s) that require a supply of power; and a voltage power (Vdd) layer and a ground (Gnd) layer disposed on opposite sides directly above or below (adjacent to) the signal layer and providing a first reference mesh plane and a second reference mesh plane configured utilizing a hybrid mesh scheme. The hybrid mesh scheme comprises different mesh configurations from among: a full dense mesh in a first area directly above or below the identified chip/device area(s); a half dense mesh in a second area that is above or below the edge(s) of the chip/device area; and a wider mesh pitch in all other areas, and the Vdd traces are aligned to run parallel and adjacent to signal lines in those other areas. Wider traces are provided within the mesh areas that run parallel and adjacent to signal lines." The patent application was filed on Dec. 4, 2009 (12/630,993). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,339,803&OS=8,339,803&RS=8,339,803 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Methods, Systems and Apparatus to Compensate for Distortions Caused by Fusing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,339,676) developed by Paul J. DeGruchy, Hilton, N.Y., Martin E. Banton, Fairport, N.Y., for "methods, systems and apparatus to compensate for distortions caused by fusing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This disclosure provides printing methods, systems and apparatus to compensate for distortions by fusing toner applied to a media substrate. According to one exemplary method, image data is processed according to media characterization data for a toner density value associated with the image. The processed image data compensates for media substrate distortions due to fusing of a printed image on the media substrate." The patent application was filed on Nov. 24, 2008 (12/276,555). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,339,676&OS=8,339,676&RS=8,339,676 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Halftone Independent Correction of Spatial Non-uniformities ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,339,674) developed by Vishal Monga, Webster, N.Y., Shen-Ge Wang, Fairport, N.Y., and Raja Bala, Webster, N.Y., for a "halftone independent correction of spatial non-uniformities." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus are provided for compensating for spatial non-uniformities in a printer by deriving a true spatial non-uniformity tone response curve (TRC) that characterizes the printer in terms of color output variation for each addressable pixel location in a spatial range. The "true average" tone response curve is determined for a color channel. A prediction of the true response as a function of the spatial location is derived by printing and scanning a specially designed halftone-independent target of binary patterns. The predicted tone response curve for each color channel and halftone is predicted using a binary printer model, wherein the "predicted tone response curve" provides a model based approximation of the actual response for each addressable pixel location in the spatial range. Also stored is an "average predicted tone response" by averaging the "predicted tone response curve" over the spatial range of the printer." The patent application was filed on Nov. 21, 2011 (13/300,845). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,339,674&OS=8,339,674&RS=8,339,674 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for HLC Images from a Color Scanning System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,339,662) developed by David C. Robinson, Penfield, N.Y., for "HLC images from a color scanning system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are described that facilitate generating a ready-to-print binary dual-plane HLC image for output to an HLC device. A print-ready highlight color (HLC) image can be generated without digital front end (DFE) processing. For example, according to one or more aspects, a color scanner can be employed to produce a two-plane binary TIFF image. One plane contains black (e.g., achromatic) content, while the other contains highlight color content. Black pixels are identified and/or determined using neutral pixel and neutral window detection. Background pixels are mapped to white for both planes. Pixels that are non-neutral and non-background are designated as color pixels. After separation into a neutral plane and an HLC plane, the planes are processed into binary data for printing." The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2007 (11/862,480). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,339,662&OS=8,339,662&RS=8,339,662 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Method and System for Automatically Providing for Multi-point Document Storing, Access, and Retrieval ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,339,639) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system for automatically providing for multi-point document storing, access, and retrieval." The co-inventors are Robert James St. Jacques Jr., Fairport, N.Y., Hua Liu, Fairport, N.Y., Shanmuga-nathan Gnanasambandam, Webster, N.Y., and Naveen Sharma, Fairport, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and a system for storing, accessing, and retrieving data, the printing system including a plurality of multifunction devices (MFDs) in operable communication with a network, the plurality of MFDs configured to be positioned in different geographical locations; and a memory device for automatically storing the data generated by the plurality of MFDs; wherein an authorized user is enabled to print a document via a print request from a first MFD of the plurality of MFDs and then retrieve the document at any of the other MFDs on the network without re-sending another print request from the first MFD." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2008 (12/335,048). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,339,639&OS=8,339,639&RS=8,339,639 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Secure Print Job Management Using Machine-readable Markings in an Image Production Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,339,625) developed by Lee D. Roche, Biggleswade, United Kingdom, and Francis Kapo Tse, Rochester, N.Y., for a "secure print job management using machine-readable markings in an image production device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for secure print job management using machine-readable markings in an image production device is disclosed. The method may include receiving a signal to print a secure print job from a user, identifying the user, generating a machine-readable marking based on the identification of the user, storing the secure print job and the generated machine-readable marking, receiving a signal to release the secure print job, retrieving the generated machine-readable marking, scanning the user's machine-readable marking, determining if the information encoded in the user's machine-readable marking matches the information encoded in the generated machine-readable marking; wherein if it is determined that the information encoded in the user's machine-readable marking matches the information encoded in the generated machine-readable marking, printing the secure print job." The patent application was filed on Sept. 1, 2009 (12/551,652). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,339,625&OS=8,339,625&RS=8,339,625 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Dual Beta Ratio SRAM ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,339,893) developed by four co-inventors for a "dual beta ratio SRAM." The co-inventors are Yuen H. Chan, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Louis C. Hsu, Fishkill, N.Y., Xu Ouyang, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and Robert C. Wong, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A static random access memory (SRAM) cell includes a first read port, the first read port having a first beta ratio; and a write port, the write port having a second beta ratio that is substantially lower than the first beta ratio. A static random access memory (SRAM) array includes a plurality of SRAM cells, an SRAM cell including a first read port, the first read port having a first beta ratio; and a write port, the write port having a second beta ratio that is substantially lower than the first beta ratio." The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2009 (12/566,862). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,339,893&OS=8,339,893&RS=8,339,893 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,338,521) developed by Jin Wu, Pittsford, N.Y., for an "intermediate transfer member and composition." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There is described an intermediate transfer member comprising a seamless layer comprising a polyphenylsulfone and a cyclic alkylene terephthalate having dispersed therein carbon black particles. The composition used to manufacture the seamless intermediate transfer member is also described." The patent application was filed on March 17, 2011 (13/049,989). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,338,521&OS=8,338,521&RS=8,338,521 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Alternate Matrix Drive Method for a 1200dpi LED Print-head ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,339,433) developed by Scott L. Tewinkle, Ontario, N.Y., for an "alternate matrix drive method for a 1200dpi LED print-head." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A print head, including: a plurality of chips disposed in a linear array; respective pluralities of first and second matrix drivers on each the chip connected to first and second channels, respectively; and for each chip, first groups of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Each first group of LEDs includes: a second group of LEDs, with a first number of LEDs, connected to a respective first matrix driver; and a third group of LEDs, with the first number of LEDs, connected to a respective second matrix driver. LEDs in each first group of LEDs are disposed in a staggered arrangement; and the respective pluralities of first and second matrix drivers are for activating in sequence the LEDs in the second and third groups of LEDs, respectively." The patent application was filed on Aug. 18, 2010 (12/858,753). 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=8,339,433&OS=8,339,433&RS=8,339,433 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,338,514) developed by Thomas N. Blanton, Rochester, N.Y., David W. Sandford, Rochester, N.Y., and Kevin L. Bishop, Rochester, N.Y., for "polyolefin antimicrobial compositions and melt-processing methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A melt-processed polyolefin composition or composite includes a polyolefin compounded with a hindered amine light stabilizer, an organodisulfide antioxidant, and silver sulfate as an antimicrobial agent. A process of preparing such a composite includes compounding all of the compounds in various orders as long as the silver sulfate is added after the hindered amine light stabilizer is added to the polymer." The patent application was filed on Dec. 19, 2008 (12/339,566). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,338,514&OS=8,338,514&RS=8,338,514 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Truesense Imaging Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Truesense Imaging, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,339,494) developed by John P. McCarten, Penfield, N.Y., and Robert Michael Guidash, Rochester, N.Y., for an "image sensor with controllable vertically integrated photodetectors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An image sensor includes front-side and backside photodetectors of a first conductivity type disposed in a substrate layer of the first conductivity type. A front-side pinning layer of a second conductivity type is connected to a first contact. The first contact receives a predetermined potential. A backside pinning layer of the second conductivity type is connected to a second contact. The second contact receives an adjustable and programmable potential." The patent application was filed on July 29, 2011 (13/193,722). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,339,494&OS=8,339,494&RS=8,339,494 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,340,436) developed by Madirakshi Das, Penfield, N.Y., and Alexander C. Loui, Penfield, N.Y., for "detecting significant events in consumer image collections." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for determining significant events in a digital image collection, including, using a processor for generating image counts time-series from the image collection; computing a model of the image counts time-series; and using the image counts time-series and the model to determine significant events." The patent application was filed on June 19, 2009 (12/487,686). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,340,436&OS=8,340,436&RS=8,340,436 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Abbott Laboratories Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,338,605) developed by twenty co-inventors for anti-viral compounds. The co-inventors are Todd W. Rockway, Grayslake, Ill., David A. Betebenner, Libertyville, Ill., Allan C. Krueger, Gurnee, Ill., Nobuhiko Iwasaki, Buffalo Grove, Ill., Curt S. Cooper, Vernon Hills, Ill., David D. Anderson, Kenosha, Wis., Dale J. Kempf, Libertyville, Ill., Darold L. Madigan, Elk Grove Village, Ill., Christopher E. Motter, Oak Creek, Wis., Jason P. Shanley, Chicago, Michael D. Tufano, Chicago, Rolf Wagner, Antioch, Ill., Rong Zhang, Niskayuna, N.Y., Akteruzzaman Molla, Gurnee, Ill., Hongmei Mo, Foster City, Calif., Tami J. Pilot-Matias, Green Oaks, Ill., Sherie V. L. Masse, Kenosha, Wis., Robert J. Carrick, Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Wenping He, Libertyville, Ill., and Liangjun Lu, Kildeer, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Compounds effective in inhibiting replication of Hepatitis C virus ("HCV") or other viruses are disclosed. This invention is also directed to compositions comprising such compounds, co-formulation or co-administration of such compounds with other anti-viral or therapeutic agents, processes and intermediates for the syntheses of such compounds, and methods of using such compounds for the treatment of HCV or other viral infections." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2010 (12/817,808). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,38,605.PN.&OS=PN/83,38,605&RS=PN/83,38,605 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Aerpio Therapeutics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Aerpio Therapeutics, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,338,615) developed by five co-inventors for "human protein tyrosine phosphatase inhibitors and methods of use." The co-inventors are Jeffrey Lyle Gray, Loveland, Ohio, Kande K. D. Amarasinghe, Latham, N.Y., Cynthia Monesa Clark, Concord, Mass., Ryan Matthew Nichols, Cincinnati, and Matthew B. Maier, Springboro, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure relates to compounds effective as human protein tyrosine phosphatase beta (HPTP-.beta.) inhibitors thereby regulating angiogenesis. The present disclosure further relates to compositions comprising one or more human protein tyrosine phosphatase beta (HPTP-.beta.) inhibitors, and to methods for regulating angiogenesis." The patent application was filed on Dec. 1, 2011 (13/309,452). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,38,615.PN.&OS=PN/83,38,615&RS=PN/83,38,615 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,340,456) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for depth from defocus imaging." The co-inventors are Mohammad Mehdi DaneshPanah, Latham, N.Y., Kevin George Harding, Niskayuna, N.Y., Gil Abramovich, Niskayuna, N.Y., and Daniel Curtis Gray, Niskayuna, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An imaging system includes a positionable device configured to axially shift an image plane, wherein the image plane is generated from photons emanating from an object and passing through a lens, a detector plane positioned to receive the photons of the object that pass through the lens, and a computer programmed to characterize the lens as a mathematical function, acquire two or more elemental images of the object with the image plane of each elemental image at different axial positions with respect to the detector plane, determine a focused distance of the object from the lens, based on the characterization of the lens and based on the two or more elemental images acquired, and generate a depth map of the object based on the determined distance." The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2011 (13/272,424). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,340,456&OS=8,340,456&RS=8,340,456 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** University of Rochester Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- The University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,338,571) developed by Philip J. Fay, Pittsford, N.Y., and Hironao Wakabayashi, Rochester, N.Y., for a "recombinant factor VIII having increased stability." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a recombinant factor VIII that includes one or more mutations that result in enhanced stability of both factor VIII and factor VIIIa. Methods of making and using the recombinant factor VIII, and pharmaceutical compositions containing the same are also disclosed. The present invention further relates to an isolated nucleic acid molecule that encodes the recombinant factor VIII, as well as DNA expression systems and host cells containing the isolated nucleic acid molecule." The patent application was filed on July 25, 2008 (12/179,801). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,38,571.PN.&OS=PN/83,38,571&RS=PN/83,38,571 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Generation of Multi-resolution Image Pyramids ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,340,415) developed by Hugues Hoppe, Redmond, Wash., Charles Han, New York, and Matt Uyttendaele, Seattle, for a "generation of multi-resolution image pyramids." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments are described for a system and method for generating a multi-resolution image pyramid. The method can include obtaining an image captured as a coarse image of a defined subject and a fine image of the defined subject. The fine image can be downsampled to create a temporary image. A further operation is applying a structure transfer operation to the temporary image to transfer color detail from the coarse image. The structure transfer takes place while retaining structural detail from the temporary image. A blending operation can be applied between the temporary image and the fine image to construct an intermediate image for at least one intermediate level in the multi-resolution image pyramid between the fine image and the coarse image." The patent application was filed on April 5, 2010 (12/754,526). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,340,415&OS=8,340,415&RS=8,340,415 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Smart Image Resizing with Color-based Entropy and Gradient Operators ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,340,411) developed by Claude S. Fillion, Rochester, N.Y., Vishal Monga, Webster, N.Y., and Raja Bala, Pittsford, N.Y., for a "smart image resizing with color-based entropy and gradient operators." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for resizing a digitally represented color image are presented. A color image with pixels defined by luminance and at least one chrominance value is received. For each pixel of the color image, a luminance spatial variation and respective chrominance spatial variations in the respective neighborhood of the each pixel are computed. The luminance spatial variation and the respective chrominance spatial variations are combined to produce a respective importance value for each pixel. Selected pixels are identified based upon their respective importance values and are removed by seam carving of the color image. The seam carving identifies seams of pixels based upon the respective importance values of pixels within the seams of pixels to create a resized color image. The resized color image is produced to an image output device." The patent application was filed on March 5, 2010 (12/718,297). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,340,411&OS=8,340,411&RS=8,340,411 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Method for Automatically Correcting Transfer Pressure Non-uniformity Using the Cross Process Uniformity ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,340,541) developed by John R. Falvo, Ontario, N.Y., Eliud Robles-Flores, Webster, N.Y., and David B. Montfort, Webster, N.Y., for a "method for automatically correcting transfer pressure non-uniformity using the cross process uniformity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrophotographic marking apparatus and an automatic method for automatically scanning and correcting TAB pressure non-uniformity using a cross-process uniformity controller and a closed loop system. The TAB is contacted with an image on a photoreceptor surface to leave its imprint or footprint on the image, which are analyzed for TAB performance and pressure. This method uses a CPUC full width array in conjunction with a software version for assessing TAB performance. This method continuously monitors the TAB performance during the running of a marking apparatus." The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2009 (12/645,584). 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=8,340,541.PN.&OS=PN/8,340,541&RS=PN/8,340,541 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Dual Registration and Process Control Toned Patches ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,340,540) developed by Eric M. Gross, Rochester, N.Y., and Edward W. Smith Jr., Rochester, N.Y., for a "dual registration and process control toned patches." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus saves on toner cost and improves productivity for running registration and color process controls in a printer by making dual use of patches for both functions. That is, the small patches normally used only for registration measurement are also used for xerographic process control measurements, thereby eliminating the need for large patches and obtaining registration information and color control information at the same time. The dual use of small patches to measures both registration and color process control is made possible by periodically establishing correlation between the density of large density patches and the smaller registration patches." The patent application was filed on Aug. 25, 2010 (12/862,999). 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=8,340,540.PN.&OS=PN/8,340,540&RS=PN/8,340,540 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Photoreceptor Diagnostic Method Based on Detection of Charge Deficient Spots ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,340,536) developed by four co-inventors for a "photoreceptor diagnostic method based on detection of charge deficient spots." The co-inventors are Peter Paul, Webster, N.Y., Aaron Michael Burry, Ontario, N.Y., Michael F. Zona, Holley, N.Y., and Eric S. Hamby, Webster, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods of diagnosing a photoreceptor associated with an imaging device. The photoreceptor is configured to enter into a diagnostic cycle to complete a set number of cycles. A sensor or array is configured to a scan a component associated with the imaging device during each of the set of cycles to establish defect data. The defect data is analyzed to filter one or more charge deficient spots (CDS) from background noise in the defect data. The systems and methods determine whether the photoreceptor needs replacement based on the determined one or more CDS. The systems and methods are further configured to output a report of the determination. The determination is conducted at fixed or variable intervals throughout the life of the photoreceptor and/or imaging device." The patent application was filed on May 19, 2010 (12/783,251). 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=8,340,536.PN.&OS=PN/8,340,536&RS=PN/8,340,536 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Intelligent Demand Loading of Regions for Virtual Universes ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,339,392) developed by Boas Betzler, Magstadt, Germany, Sean L. Dague, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Peter George Finn, Brampton, Canada, for an "intelligent demand loading of regions for virtual universes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented method, a computer program product, and a data processing system manage regions within a virtual universe. A current location of an avatar is identified within a virtual universe, the current location being within a currently populated region. A vectored movement of the avatar is identified. Any adjacent region that may probabilistically encounter a horizon of the avatar within a region activation time of the virtual universe is identified. If the adjacent region is deactivated, then the adjacent region is activated. An unpopulated region that is currently active is identified, wherein the unpopulated region is within an extended distance from the avatar's current location. The unpopulated region is then deactivated." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2008 (12/241,270). 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=8,339,392.PN.&OS=PN/8,339,392&RS=PN/8,339,392 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,340,557) developed by William H. Wayman, Ontario, N.Y., for a "torsion flexible donor roll drive and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A donor roll assembly for a developer unit including a donor roll for delivering toner onto a moving photoconductive member. The donor roll is supported for rotation and has an input shaft, a gear slideably received on the input shaft, and a torsion damper for rotationally coupling the gear to the input shaft of the donor roll for torsion damping. The torsion damper includes a resilient member adapted to deform under torsion to damp speed error (jitter) of a driving component, such as a motor." The patent application was filed on Nov. 15, 2010 (12/946,191). 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=8,340,557.PN.&OS=PN/8,340,557&RS=PN/8,340,557 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Global OLED Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- Global OLED Technology, Herndon, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,339,386) developed by Felipe A. Leon, Rochester, N.Y., and Christopher J. White, Avon, N.Y., for an "electroluminescent device aging compensation with reference subpixels." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electroluminescent (EL) device including an illumination area having one or more primary EL emitters; a reference area having a reference EL emitter; a reference driver circuit for causing the reference EL emitter to emit light while the EL device is active; a sensor for detecting light emitted by the reference EL emitter; and a measurement unit for detecting an aging-related electrical parameter of the reference EL emitter while it is emitting light. The device further includes a controller for receiving an input signal for each primary EL emitter in the illumination area, forming a corrected input signal from each input signal using the detected light and the aging-related electrical parameter, and applying the corrected input signals to the respective primary EL emitters in the illumination area." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2009 (12/568,786). 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=8,339,386.PN.&OS=PN/8,339,386&RS=PN/8,339,386 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Quantitative Image Reconstruction Method and System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,340,373) developed by Bernhard Erich Hermann Claus, Niskayuna, N.Y., and John Patrick Kaufhold, Arlington, Va., for a "quantitative image reconstruction method and system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique is provided for generating quantitative projection images from projection images. The pixels of the quantitative projection images correspond to quantitative composition estimates of two or more materials. The quantitative projection images are reconstructed to generate a quantitative volume in which each voxel value corresponds quantitatively to the two or more materials or a mixture of the two or more materials." The patent application was filed on May 23, 2007 (11/805,369). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,340,373&OS=8,340,373&RS=8,340,373 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** MagiQ Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28 -- MagiQ Technologies, Somerville, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,340,298) developed by Robert Gelfond, New York, and Audrius Berzanskis, Cambridge, Mass., for a "key management and user authentication for quantum cryptography networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Key management and user authentication systems and methods for quantum cryptography networks that allow for users securely communicate over a traditional communication link (TC-link). The method includes securely linking a centralized quantum key certificate authority (QKCA) to each network user via respective secure quantum links or "Q-links" that encrypt and decrypt data based on quantum keys ("Q-keys"). When two users (Alice and Bob) wish to communicate, the QKCA sends a set of true random bits (R) to each user over the respective Q-links. They then use R as a key to encode and decode data they send to each other over the TC-link." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2007 (12/225,560). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,340,298&OS=8,340,298&RS=8,340,298 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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