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[January 04, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Arizona (Jan. 4)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Arizona.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,344,503) developed by four co-inventors for a "3-D circuits with integrated passive devices." The co-inventors are Paul W. Sanders, Scottsdale, Ariz., Robert E. Jones, Austin, Texas, Michael F. Petras, Phoenix, and Chandrasekaram Ramiah, Phoenix.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "3-D ICs (18, 18', 90) with integrated passive devices (IPDs) (38) having reduced cross-talk and high packing density are provided by stacking separately prefabricated substrates (20, 30, 34) coupled by through-substrate-vias (TSVs) (40). An active device (AD) substrate (20) has contacts on its upper portion (26). An isolator substrate (30) is bonded to the AD substrate (20) so that TSVs (4030) in the isolator substrate (30) are coupled to the contacts (26) on the AD substrate (20), and desirably has an interconnect zone (44) on its upper surface. An IPD substrate (34) is bonded to the isolator substrate (30) so that TSVs (4034) therein are coupled to the interconnect zone (44) on the isolator substrate (30) and/or TSVs (4030) therein. The IPDs (38) are formed on its upper surface and coupled by TSVs (4034, 4030) in the IPD (34) and isolator (30) substrates to devices (26) in the AD substrate (20). The isolator substrate (30) provides superior IPD (38) to AD (26) cross-talk attenuation while permitting each substrate (20, 30, 34) to have small high aspect ratio TSVs (40), facilitating high circuit packing density and efficient manufacturing." The patent application was filed on Nov. 25, 2008 (12/277,519). 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=8,344,503&OS=8,344,503&RS=8,344,503 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Raytheon Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Raytheon, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,344,525) developed by four co-inventors for an "electrical power initiator system and method." The co-inventors are Rudy Eisentraut, Tucson, Ariz., Charles M. De Lair, Pomerene, Ariz., Jason M. Bain, Vail, Ariz., and Matthew A. Offolter, Tucson, Ariz.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The disclosed system, device and method for an electrical power initiator generally includes: a starter in communication with a trigger system and a generator, wherein the trigger is configured to activate the starter in response to an accelerating force and the generator is configured to produce electrical power in response to the activation of the starter." The patent application was filed on Nov. 14, 2007 (11/939,678). 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=8,344,525&OS=8,344,525&RS=8,344,525 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,345,489) developed by David Montgomery, Tucson, Ariz., and Todd C. Sorenson, Tucson, Ariz., for a "caching scheme synergy for extent migration between tiers of a storage system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A storage system according to one embodiment includes logic adapted for determining to move an extent from a source-tier in a storage system to a destination-tier in the storage system, wherein a set of tracks of the extent is presently being accessed; logic adapted for determining whether any track from the set of tracks is presently being written to; logic adapted for designating to a write-stack associated with the source-tier each track that is presently being written to and designating to a read-stack associated with the source-tier remaining tracks from the set of tracks; logic adapted for removing oldest tracks from the read-stack and the write-stack until the read-stack and the write-stack have been depleted of tracks; logic adapted for populating a destination-tier cache with the tracks as they are removed from the read-stack and the write-stack using a predetermined read-to-write ratio when a parameter of the extent exceeds a migration threshold; logic adapted for removing any tracks from a source-tier cache that were removed from the read-stack and the write-stack; and logic adapted for migrating the extent from the source-tier to the destination-tier." The patent application was filed on Sept. 2, 2010 (12/875,031). 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=8,345,489&OS=8,345,489&RS=8,345,489 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** 4 D Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- 4 D Technology, Tucson, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,345,258) developed by James E. Millerd, Tucson, Ariz., and Michael North-Morris, Tucson, Ariz., for a "synchronous frequency-shift mechanism in fizeau interferometer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An optical device for characterizing a test surface combines a Fizeau interferometer with a polarization frequency-shifting element. Two substantially collinear, orthogonally polarized beams having respective frequencies differing by a predetermined frequency shift are generated by the polarization frequency-shifting element and projected into the Fizeau optical cavity to produce a pair of test beams and a pair of reference beams, wherein the beams in each pair have orthogonal polarization states and have frequencies differing by the predetermined frequency shift. A second, substantially equal frequency shift is introduced in the Fizeau cavity on either one of the pairs of test and reference beams, thereby generating a four-beam collinear output that produces an interferogram without tilt or short-coherence light. The invention may also be implemented by reversing the order of the Fizeau cavity and the polarization frequency-shifting element in the optical train." The patent application was filed on Feb. 6, 2010 (12/701,535). 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=8,345,258&OS=8,345,258&RS=8,345,258 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hubbell Assigned Patent for Provisions for Securement of an Electrical Box ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Hubbell, Shelton, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,344,249) developed by Jeffrey P. Baldwin, Phoenix, Marcus J. Shotey, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Thomas A. Miserendino, Gilbert, Ariz., for "provisions for securement of an electrical box." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrical box including at least four sides extending from a bottom to an open top and a front surface, a first outer tab extending from one of the at least four sides and proximate the front surface, a second outer tab extending from one of the at least four sides opposite the first outer tab and proximate the front surface, a first aperture adjacent the first outer tab, a second aperture adjacent the second outer tab, a first locking tab mounted within the first aperture, a second locking tab mounted within the second aperture, and wherein the first and second locking tabs slide towards the front surface for securing a mounting wall between the first outer tab and the first locking tab and between the second outer tab and the second locking tab." The patent application was filed on Oct. 4, 2010 (12/897,285). 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=83,44,249.PN.&OS=PN/83,44,249&RS=PN/83,44,249 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Raytheon Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus for Missile Air Inlet ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Raytheon, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,344,304) developed by Chris E. Geswender, Tucson, Ariz., for "methods and apparatus for missile air inlet." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for delivering a missile may operate in conjunction with a missile comprising an outer skin. The missile may be configured in a closed position and an open position. In the open position, an aperture is opened in the outer skin, for example to supply air to an air-breathing engine. In the closed position, the aperture is closed." The patent application was filed on Dec. 10, 2010 (12/964,798). 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=83,44,304.PN.&OS=PN/83,44,304&RS=PN/83,44,304 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Raytheon Assigned Patent for Optically-coupled Communication Interface for a Laser-guided Projectile ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Raytheon, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,344,302) developed by Matthew G. Murphy, Sahuarita, Ariz., Jesse H. Blake, Tucson, Ariz., and Carlos Garcia, Sahuarita, Ariz., for an "optically-coupled communication interface for a laser-guided projectile." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication interface for a laser-guided projectile is configured to use the SAL seeker on board the laser-guided projectile as a communication link. A communication device generates a pulsed optical beam that overlaps the detection band of the SAL seeker. The pulsed optical beam is encoded with data for the SAL seeker. Computer-readable program code is loaded into and executed by the seeker's signal processor to process the signals generated in response to the pulsed optical beam to extract the data for the SAL seeker. Data is typically coupled to the projectile pre-launch but may be coupled in flight to the target." The patent application was filed on June 7, 2010 (12/794,983). 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=83,44,302.PN.&OS=PN/83,44,302&RS=PN/83,44,302 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** University of Wyoming Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- The University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo., has been assigned a patent (8,344,342) developed by four co-inventors for a "cooperative optical-imaging sensor array." The co-inventors are Steven F. Barrett, Laramie, Wyo., Michael J. Wilcox, Colorado Springs, Colo., Donald C. Thelen Jr., Bozeman, Mont., and David F. Cox, Tucson, Ariz.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus and method for providing image primitives, such as edge polarity, edge magnitude, edge orientation, and edge displacement, and derivatives thereof, for an object are described. The data are obtained substantially simultaneously and processed in parallel such that multiple objects can be distinguished from one another in real time." The patent application was filed on June 11, 2005 (11/150,478). 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=83,44,342.PN.&OS=PN/83,44,342&RS=PN/83,44,342 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Applied Energetics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Applied Energetics, Tucson, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,344,338) developed by Paul B. Lundquist, Tucson, Ariz., and Stephen William McCahon, Tucson, Ariz., for "systems and methods for enhancing electrical discharge." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods presented herein are generally directed to enhancing electrical discharge. A hollow conical electrode may be provided to discharge electrical energy in a directed manner. The conical electrode has two openings: a larger entrance opening; and a smaller exit opening. These openings are configured to allow radiated energy to pass therethrough and form a preferential path of electrical conduction. The larger entrance opening has a surface with a radius of curvature that is larger than that of the second smaller exit opening. The smaller exit opening directs electrical energy to the path because of stronger electric fields. In one embodiment, a protruding electrode element is configured with the smaller exit opening to further enhance electrical discharge by focusing electric fields in the vicinity of the protruding electrode." The patent application was filed on May 9, 2005 (11/126,513). 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=83,44,338.PN.&OS=PN/83,44,338&RS=PN/83,44,338 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,344,483) developed by Nachiket Raravikar, Chandler, Ariz., and Daewoong Suh, Phoenix, for a "carbon nanotube-solder composite structures for interconnects, process of making same, packages containing same, and systems containing same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A carbon nanotube (CNT) array is patterned on a substrate. The substrate can be a microelectronic die, an interposer-type structure for a flip-chip, a mounting substrate, or a board. The CNT array is patterned by using a patterned metallic seed layer on the substrate to form the CNT array by chemical vapor deposition. The patterned CNT array can also be patterned by using a patterned mask on the substrate to form the CNT array by growing. A computing system that uses the CNT array for heat transfer from the die is also used." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2010 (12/777,577). 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=8,344,483&OS=8,344,483&RS=8,344,483 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,346,429) developed by five co-inventors for a "vehicle health monitoring system architecture for diagnostics and prognostics disclosure." The co-inventors are Emmanuel Obiesie Nwadiogbu, Scottsdale, Ariz., Dinkar Mylaraswamy, Fridley, Minn., Sunil Menon, Scottsdale, Ariz., Harold C. Voges, Shoreview, Minn., and George Hadden, Plymouth, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A health monitoring system for a vehicle system includes an operational support system including a plurality of managers and a decision support module. Each manager corresponds to a different sub-system of the vehicle system, and comprises a plurality of reasoners and a fusion block. Each reasoner is configured to obtain data and provide preliminary output regarding a different component of the sub-system based on the data. The fusion block is coupled to the plurality of reasoners, and is configured to receive the preliminary output and generating manager output based on the preliminary output. The decision support module is coupled to the plurality of managers, and is configured to receive the manager output and provide a decision support output based on the manager output." The patent application was filed on July 31, 2008 (12/183,793). 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=8,346,429.PN.&OS=PN/8,346,429&RS=PN/8,346,429 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Micron Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,344,491) developed by Ravikumar Adimula, Chandler, Ariz., and Myung Jin Yim, Chandler, Ariz., for a "multi-die building block for stacked-die package." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multi-die building block for a stacked-die package is described. The multi-die building block includes a flex tape having a first surface and a second surface, each surface including a plurality of electrical traces. A first die is coupled, through a first plurality of interconnects, to the plurality of electrical traces of the first surface of the flex tape. A second die is coupled, through a second plurality of interconnects, to the plurality of electrical traces of the second surface of the flex tape." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2008 (12/347,738). 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=8,344,491&OS=8,344,491&RS=8,344,491 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** BASF Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- BASF, Florham Park, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,343,326) developed by Michael Virnig, Tucson, Ariz., Jack Bender, Corona de Tucson, Ariz., and Louis Rebrovic, North Kingsville, Ohio, for an "acid mist mitigation agents for electrolyte solutions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Sulfonate-, sulfate-, or carboxylate-capped, alkoxylated anti-misting agents having the structure: R((AO).sub.nX).sub.m((AO).sub.nH).sub.p, and methods of suppressing mist from electrolyte solutions by adding a mist-suppressing amount of one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of compounds of the Formulas R((AO).sub.nX).sub.m((AO).sub.nH).sub.p and R.sup.3N.sup.+(CH.sub.3).sub.2R.sup.4, and mixtures thereof, to electrolyte solutions." The patent application was filed on July 2, 2008 (12/166,372). 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=8,343,326&OS=8,343,326&RS=8,343,326 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent for Bipolar Transistors with Hump Regions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,344,481) developed by four co-inventors for a "bipolar transistors with hump regions." The co-inventors are Xin Lin, Phoenix, Bernhard H. Grote, Phoenix, Hongning Yang, Chandler, Ariz., and Jiang-Kai Zuo, Chandler, Ariz.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "By providing a novel bipolar device design implementation, a standard CMOS process can be used unchanged to fabricate useful bipolar transistors and other bipolar devices having adjustable properties by partially blocking the P or N well doping used for the transistor base. This provides a hump-shaped base region with an adjustable base width, thereby achieving, for example, higher gain than can be obtained with the unmodified CMOS process alone. By further partially blocking the source/drain doping step used to form the emitter of the bipolar transistor, the emitter shape and effective base width can be further varied to provide additional control over the bipolar device properties. The embodiments thus include prescribed modifications to the masks associated with the bipolar device that are configured to obtain desired device properties. The CMOS process steps and flow are otherwise unaltered and no additional process steps are required." The patent application was filed on March 7, 2011 (13/041,531). 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=8,344,481&OS=8,344,481&RS=8,344,481 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent for Single Poly NVM Devices and Arrays ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,344,443) developed by four co-inventors for a "single poly NVM devices and arrays." The co-inventors are Weize Chen, Phoenix, Richard J. De Souza, Tempe, Ariz., Xin Lin, Phoenix, and Patrice M. Parris, Phoenix.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A single-poly non-volatile memory includes a PMOS select transistor (210) formed with a select gate (212), and P+ source and drain regions (211, 213) formed in a shared n-well region (240), a serially connected PMOS floating gate transistor (220) formed with part of a p-type floating gate layer (222) and P+ source and drain regions (221, 223) formed in the shared n-well region (240), and a coupling capacitor (230) formed over a p-well region (250) and connected to the PMOS floating gate transistor (220), where the coupling capacitor (230) includes a first capacitor plate formed with a second part of the p-type floating gate layer (222) and an underlying portion of the p-well region (250)." The patent application was filed on April 25, 2008 (12/109,736). 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=8,344,443&OS=8,344,443&RS=8,344,443 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Watts Water Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Watts Water Technologies, North Andover, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,343,338) developed by Craig A. Schmitt, Phoenix, for a "reverse osmosis water filtering system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A valve assembly having a first valve defining an inlet connected to the inlet supply and an outlet connected to the concentrate chamber, a second valve defining an inlet connected to the permeate chamber and an outlet connected to the faucet, and a third valve defining an outlet connected to drain, a port connected to the concentrate chamber, and an inlet connected to the inlet supply. The port is selectively in fluid communication with the third valve outlet and inlet. When the faucet opens, the first valve opens, the second valve has permeate flowing, and the third valve opens a flowpath between the third valve port and the inlet due to pressure dropping in the second valve. When the faucet closes, the first valve closes and the third valve opens another flowpath between the third valve port and outlet due to pressure created in the second valve." The patent application was filed on Oct. 9, 2009 (12/576,553). 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=8,343,338&OS=8,343,338&RS=8,343,338 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent for Semiconductor Device and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,344,472) developed by four co-inventors for a "semiconductor device and method." The co-inventors are Vishnu K. Khemka, Phoenix, Tahir A. Khan, Tempe, Ariz., Weixiao Huang, Tempe, Ariz., and Ronghua Zhu, Chandler, Ariz.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Transistors (21, 41) employing floating buried layers may be susceptible to noise coupling into the floating buried layers. In IGFETS this is reduced or eliminated by providing a normally-ON switch (80, 80') coupling the buried layer (102, 142, 172, 202) and the IGFET source (22, 42) or drain (24, 44). When the transistor (71, 91) is OFF, this clamps the buried layer voltage and substantially prevents noise coupling thereto. When the drain-source voltage V.sub.DS exceeds the switch's (80, 80') threshold voltage Vt, it turns OFF, allowing the buried layer (102, 142, 172, 202) to float, and thereby resume normal transistor action without degrading the breakdown voltage or ON-resistance. In a preferred embodiment, a normally-ON lateral JFET (801, 801', 801-1, 801-2, 801-3) conveniently provides this switching function. The lateral JFET (801-3) can be included in the device (70, 70', 90, 90') by mask changes without adding or customizing any process steps, thereby providing the improved noise resistance without significant increase in manufacturing cost. The improvement applies to both P (90-1) and N channel (70-1, 70-2, 70-3) transistors and is particularly useful for LDMOS devices." The patent application was filed on March 30, 2010 (12/750,151). 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=8,344,472&OS=8,344,472&RS=8,344,472 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,346,386) developed by Leonard George Jesionowski, Tucson, Ariz., Shawn Michael Nave, Tucson, Ariz., and Raymond Yardy, Tucson, Ariz., for a "breadth spreading placement of data storage cartridges in multi-cartridge deep slot cells of an automated data storage library." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An automated data storage library having a plurality of multi-cartridge deep slot cells, each configured to store a plurality of data storage cartridges arranged in sequential order of tiers from front to rear, and having accessor(s) to selectively extract, place and transport cartridges with respect to the cells; operating the accessor(s) to selectively extract, place and transport cartridges with respect to the multi-cartridge deep slot cells and with respect to other elements of the automated data storage library; filling at least the frontmost tier of vacant at least selected multi-cartridge deep slot cells in the selectively extracting, placing and transporting step in accordance with a predetermined algorithm, while leaving other tiers vacant. If the frontmost tier is full, a cartridge is placed into the one of the selected multi-cartridge deep slot cells having the factored greatest number of tiers available to place a cartridge." The patent application was filed on April 20, 2012 (13/452,607). 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=8,346,386.PN.&OS=PN/8,346,386&RS=PN/8,346,386 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,346,305) developed by six co-inventors for a "theft deterrent techniques and secure mobile platform subscription for wirelessly enabled mobile devices." The co-inventors are Duncan Glendinning, Chandler, Ariz., Mojtaba Mirashrafi, Portland, Ore., Saurabh Dadu, Tigard, Ore., Mousumi M. Hazra, Beaverton, Ore., Gyan Prakash, Beaverton, Ore., and Carol A. Bell, Beaverton, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Theft deterrence and secure mobile platform subscription techniques for wireless mobile devices are described. An apparatus may comprise a removable secure execution module arranged to connect with a computing platform for a wireless mobile device. The removable secure execution module may comprise a first processing system to execute a security control module. The security control module may be operative to communicate with a security server over a wireless channel on a periodic basis to obtain a security status for the wireless mobile device. The security control module may output control directives to control operations for one or more components of the computing platform based on the security status. Other embodiments are described and claimed." The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2009 (12/567,652). 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=8,346,305.PN.&OS=PN/8,346,305&RS=PN/8,346,305 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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