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[August 28, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Aug. 28)

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

*** Axis Technology Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Axis Technology Software, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,522,016) developed by Ilker Taskaya, Natick, Mass., and Alex Nauda, Melrose, Mass., for an on-the-fly data masking.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products for securing data of a production server. The invention, in one implementation, includes reading a data value on the production server, obfuscating the data value in the memory of the server to create a masked value, transmitting the masked value to a non-production server, and storing the masked value on the non-production server." The patent application was filed on June 18, 2010 (12/818,808). 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=85,22,016.PN.&OS=PN/85,22,016&RS=PN/85,22,016 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,522,029) developed by seven co-inventors for a "secret-key exchange for wireless and sensor networks." The co-inventors are Dakshi Agrawal, Monsey, N.Y., Chatschik Bisdikian, Chappaqua, N.Y., Cagatay Capar, Sunderland, Mass., Rosario Gennaro, Bronx, N.Y., Hugo M. Krawczyk, Tarrytown, N.Y., Tal Rabin, Riverdale, N.Y., and Murtaza Zafer, White Plains, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism is provided for establishing a shared secret-key for secure communication between nodes in a wireless network. A first node in the wireless network provides a spreading code to a second node of the wireless network. The second node provides a first input for the key establishment to the first node using communication encoded with the spreading code. Responsive to obtaining the first input from the second node, the first node provides a second input for the key establishment to the second node using communication encoded with the spreading code. Then, the first node and the second node establish the shared secret-key using the first input and the second input." The patent application was filed on Aug. 5, 2010 (12/850,948). 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=85,22,029.PN.&OS=PN/85,22,029&RS=PN/85,22,029 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Force 10 Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Force 10 Networks, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,522,031) developed by Bruce D. Miller, North Reading, Mass., for a "method and apparatus for establishing a trusted and secure relationship between two parties connected to a network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A trusted relationship service includes a certificate authentication server and a secure file host. The certificate authentication server operates to receive requests from a supplier and a customer to register with the service, verifies the identities of the supplier and the customer and sends digital certificates to both the supplier and the customer. The supplier can send information to the trusted relationship service where it is posted in a secure file host. The supplier can solicit the customer to visit the trusted relationship service web site to view the supplier information stored there, whereupon the customer can use their digital certificate to access the trusted relationship service site and is granted permission by the site to view the supplier information." The patent application was filed on May 14, 2010 (12/779,989). 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=85,22,031.PN.&OS=PN/85,22,031&RS=PN/85,22,031 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Tilera Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Tilera, Westborough, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,521,963) developed by four co-inventors for managing cache coherence. The co-inventors are Chyi-Chang Miao, Sharon, Mass., Christopher D. Metcalf, Wellesley, Mass., Ian Rudolf Bratt, Castle Rock, Colo., and Carl G. Ramey, Westborough, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Managing data in a computing system comprising multiple cores includes: assigning a first set of data to caches within cores of a first subset of fewer than all of the cores in the computing system, and assigning a second set of data to caches within cores of a second subset of at least some remaining cores in the computing system not already assigned; and maintaining cache coherence among caches of respective cores in the first subset in response to data stored in at least one of the cores in the first subset being modified, and maintaining cache coherence among caches of respective cores in the second subset in response to data stored in at least one of the cores in the second subset being modified." The patent application was filed on Sept. 20, 2010 (12/886,376). 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=85,21,963.PN.&OS=PN/85,21,963&RS=PN/85,21,963 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent for In-service Throughput Testing in Distributed Router/Switch Architectures ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,520,534) developed by Daniel Lafleur, Kanata, Canada, and Alp Dibirdi, Andover, Mass., for an "in-service throughput testing in distributed router/switch architectures." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various embodiments relate to a system and related method of measuring at least one transport link's performance in a communications network. An originating device controlled by a customer may generate testing frames that are transported to a receiving device also controlled by the customer through the at least one transport link that connects the two devices. In some embodiments, the transport links may transfer the testing frames while the transport links are transporting other data traffic. The receiving device may parse incoming frames and, upon identifying the testing frames, may generate echoing response frames. In some embodiments, the echoing response frames may be placed in one of a series of priority-based service queues. The originating device may then receive the response frames through the transport links and may measure the stream of incoming frames to measure and analyze the transport links' performance." The patent application was filed on March 3, 2011 (13/039,738). 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=8520534.PN.&OS=PN/8520534&RS=PN/8520534 Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Providing Remote User Authentication ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,522,010) developed by four co-inventors for "providing remote user authentication." The co-inventors are Raymond E. Ozzie, Seattle, Jack E. Ozzie, North Bend, Wash., Thomas A. Galvin, Amherst, N.H., and Eric M. Patey, Rockport, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Providing a remote computer user authentication service involves providing a reference to a user authentication service in a host server's source code (e.g., website source code). Further, integration code that may be used in an application programming interface (API) on the host server for interaction with a user authentication service can be provided. Additionally, a user interface (UI) for user authentication on the host server, and an authentication-test message on the host server using the UI may be provided. Also, providing authentication can comprise sending an authentication-request message to a mobile device designated by the user; and/or can comprise the user responding with information from the authentication-test message. The host server can be notified of the user's authentication after a correct response is received by the user authentication service." The patent application was filed on Oct. 20, 2008 (12/254,115). 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=85,22,010.PN.&OS=PN/85,22,010&RS=PN/85,22,010 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** LSI Assigned Patent for Serial Input Output Port Expansion Apparatus and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- LSI, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,521,931) developed by Joshua P. Sinykin, Shrewsbury, Mass., and William K. Petty, Colorado Springs, Colo., for a "serial input output (SIO) port expansion apparatus and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An expander device and method for transmitting serial input/output (SIO) data between an initiator device and a plurality of target devices. The expander device includes a processor/controller configured to receive a master data stream from an initiator device and to transmit a returning master data stream to the initiator device. The expander device includes a plurality of target master ports coupled to the processor/controller and configured to transmit split data streams to corresponding target devices coupled thereto and to receive returning split data streams from the target devices. The processor/controller splits the master data stream, based on its data, into a plurality of split data streams, and directs the split data streams to the target master ports based on the data in the split data streams. The processor/controller also assembles a plurality of returning split data streams into the returning master data stream and transmits the returning master data stream to the initiator device." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2010 (12/981,847). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=85,21,931.PN.&OS=PN/85,21,931&RS=PN/85,21,931 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Mitigating Busy Time in a High Performance Cache ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been been assigned a patent (8,521,960) developed by six co-inventors for "mitigating busy time in a high performance cache." The co-inventors are Deanna P. Berger, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Michael F. Fee, Cold Spring, N.Y., Christine C. Jones, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Arthur J. O'Neill, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Diana L. Orf, Somerville, Mass., and Robert J. Sonnelitter III, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, information processing device, and computer program product mitigate busy time in a hierarchical store-through memory cache structure. In one embodiment, a cache directory associated with a memory cache is divided into a plurality of portions each associated with a portion memory cache. Simultaneous cache lookup operations and cache write operations between the plurality of portions of the cache directory are supported. Two or more store commands are simultaneously processed in a shared cache pipeline communicatively coupled to the plurality of portions of the cache directory." The patent application was filed on June 23, 2010 (12/821,736). 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=85,21,960.PN.&OS=PN/85,21,960&RS=PN/85,21,960 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Symantec Operating Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Symantec Operating, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,521,973) developed by Michael Rowan, Amesbury, Mass., and Kevin Rogers, Derry, N.H., for "systems and methods for providing a modification history for a location within a data store." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A storage management device can receive a request for a modification history for a location within a data store, determine one or more times at which at least a portion of data stored at the location was modified, and transmit the one or more determined times." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2007 (11/864,144). 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=85,21,973.PN.&OS=PN/85,21,973&RS=PN/85,21,973 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Koninklijke Philips Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Koninklijke Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, has been assigned a patent (8,519,956) developed by David Rust, Seattle, and Joseph M. Luszcz, Andover, Mass., for a "system and method for DICOM compliant display of ultrasound images in varying ambient light." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An ultrasound imaging system includes an ultrasound probe receiving echo signals from a subject, and a processor converting echo signals received from the probe to echo data corresponding to an ultrasound image. The system also includes a grayscale mapper transforming the echo data received from the processor to a corresponding value of perception data. The grayscale mapper makes this transformation using a DICOM compliant GSDF calibration curve. The perception data is passed to a transform processor, which also receives an ambient light signal from an ambient light sensor. The transform processor converts the perception values to respective digital driving levels based on the ambient light signal and display characteristics of a display device to which the digital driving levels are applied to maintain optimal image display under varying ambient light conditions." The patent application was filed on July 3, 2007 (12/307,373). 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=8519956.PN.&OS=PN/8519956&RS=PN/8519956 Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Assigned Patent for Lattice-Mismatched Semiconductor Structures with Reduced Dislocation Defect Densities and Related Methods for Device Fabrication ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, has been assigned a patent (8,519,436) developed by six co-inventors for "lattice-mismatched semiconductor structures with reduced dislocation defect densities and related methods for device fabrication." The co-inventors are Anthony J. Lochtefeld, Ipswich, Mass., Matthew T. Currie, Brookline, Mass., Zhiyuan Cheng, Lincoln, Mass., James Fiorenza, Wilimgton, Mass., Glyn Braithwaite, Dresden, Germany, and Thomas A. Langdo, Cambridge, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Fabrication of monolithic lattice-mismatched semiconductor heterostructures with limited area regions having upper portions substantially exhausted of threading dislocations, as well as fabrication of semiconductor devices based on such lattice-mismatched heterostructures." The patent application was filed on Nov. 19, 2012 (13/681,214). 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=8519436.PN.&OS=PN/8519436&RS=PN/8519436 Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Koninklijke Philips Assigned Patent for Remodeling Luminaire Fixture ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Koninklijke Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, has been assigned a patent (8,519,266) developed by Eugene Sartini, Fall River, Mass., for a remodeling luminaire fixture.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A remodeler luminaire fixture (10) having a fixture frame (14) including a junction box (24), the fixture frame having at least one long dimension, a driver housing mounting bracket (42) connected to one of the junction box and the fixture frame, the driver housing mounting bracket generally aligned with the fixture frame, a driver housing (50) pivotally connected to the driver housing mounting bracket wherein the driver housing is pivotal between a first position and a second position between zero and 190 degrees from the first position." The patent application was filed on April 25, 2011 (13/093,511). 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=8519266.PN.&OS=PN/8519266&RS=PN/8519266 Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Wizard for Selecting Visualization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,522,151) developed by five co-inventors for a "wizard for selecting visualization." The co-inventors are George G. Robertson, Seattle, Sean Michael Boon, Snoqualmie, Wash., Joshua W. Lee, Englewood, N.J., William Guthrie Morein, Cambridge, Mass., and Brian Scott Ruble, Bellevue, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A visualization design system is provided. The system includes a metadata component to describe characteristics of data. An analyzer determines attributes of a peer group, where the attributes are related to prior visualization design experiences of the group. A wizard component determines a subset of potential visualization types based in part on the characteristics of data and the attributes of the peer group." The patent application was filed on Feb. 4, 2009 (12/365,818). 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=8,522,151.PN.&OS=PN/8,522,151&RS=PN/8,522,151 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Providing a Spatial-input-based Multi-user Shared Display Experience ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,522,308) developed by Willis D. Stinson III, Sherborn, Mass., for "systems and methods for providing a spatial-input-based multi-user shared display experience." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Exemplary systems and methods for providing a spatial-input-based multi-user shared display session are disclosed herein. An exemplary system includes a spatial input subsystem configured to detect gestures made by a plurality of users within a physical user space associated with a display screen. The system further includes a shared display subsystem communicatively coupled to the spatial input subsystem and configured to authenticate the plurality of users, execute a multi-user shared display session that provides the plurality of authenticated users with concurrent control of a display on the display screen through the detected gestures, and control, based on a shared session heuristic, how at least one resource associated with the display is shared between the plurality of authenticated users during the multi-user shared display session. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on Feb. 11, 2010 (12/703,892). 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=8,522,308&OS=8,522,308&RS=8,522,308 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Novartis Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Novartis, Basel, Switzerland, has been assigned a patent (8,519,142) developed by Sylvie Chamoin, Saint Louis, France, Qi-Ying Hu, Needham, Mass., and Julien Papillon, Somerville, Mass., for "aryl pyridine as aldosterone synthase inhibitors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a compound of formula I; ##STR00001## a method for manufacturing the compounds of the invention, and its therapeutic uses. The present invention further provides a combination of pharmacologically active agents and a pharmaceutical composition." The patent application was filed on Sept. 14, 2012 (13/615,902). 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=8519142.PN.&OS=PN/8519142&RS=PN/8519142 Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Novartis Assigned Patent for Aryl-pyridine Derivatives as Aldosterone Synthase inhibitors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Novartis, Basel, Switzerland, has been assigned a patent (8,519,134) developed by five co-inventors for "aryl-pyridine derivatives as aldosterone synthase inhibitors." The co-inventors are Martin Allan, Cambridge, Mass., Sylvie Chamoin, Saint Louis, France, Qi-Ying Hu, Needham, Mass., Hidetomo Imase, Somerville, Mass., and Julien Papillon, Somerville, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a compound of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3, R.sup.4, R.sup.5 and n are defined herein. The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing compounds of the invention, and their therapeutic uses. The present invention further provides a combination of pharmacologically active agents and a pharmaceutical composition. ##STR00001##." The patent application was filed on Nov. 16, 2010 (13/509,646). 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=8519134.PN.&OS=PN/8519134&RS=PN/8519134 Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** MathWorks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- MathWorks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,522,196) developed by four co-inventors for a "traceability in a modeling environment." The co-inventors are Jesung Kim, Newton, Mass., Kai Tuschner, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany, Justin Shriver, Newton, Mass., and William F. Potter, Waddell, Ariz.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-readable medium and method may include instructions for providing a graphical model in a computing environment, where the graphical model includes a plurality of graphical affordances. Generated code may be provided based on the graphical model, where the generated code includes a plurality of code segments. A traceability report may be generated based on the graphical model and the generated code, wherein the traceability report includes a mapping of the plurality of code segments to corresponding ones of the plurality of graphical affordances. The traceability report may be stored." The patent application was filed on April 2, 2008 (12/061,333). 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=8,522,196.PN.&OS=PN/8,522,196&RS=PN/8,522,196 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Premacure Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Premacure, Uppsala, Sweden, has been assigned a patent (8,518,877) developed by Ann Hellstrom, Hovas, Sweden, Chatarina Lofqvist, Askim, Sweden, and Lois Smith, West Newton, Mass., for a "method and product for treatment and/or prevention of complications of prematurity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a composition comprising Insulin Growth Factor I (IGF-I) or an analog thereof in combination with Insulin Growth Factor Binding Protein (IGFBP) or an analog thereof, such combination having a molar ratio of IGF-I to IGFBP being lower than equimolar, preferably in the range from 1:20 to 1:3.33, for use in the treatment of a patient suffering from complications of preterm birth, very preterm birth and/or extremely preterm birth, as well as a method for treating a patient suffering from complications of preterm birth, very preterm birth and/or extremely preterm birth." The patent application was filed on April 18, 2008 (12/596,572). 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=8518877.PN.&OS=PN/8518877&RS=PN/8518877 Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,522,358) developed by Paul Andrew Donfried, Richmond, Mass., for an "universal identity service avatar ecosystem." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system is configured to receive personal data associated with a user, verify one or more facts from the personal data, and form an avatar based on a first subset of the received personal data, where a second, differing, subset of the received personal data is not associated with the avatar. The system is also configured to receive, from a data requester, a query including a request for the avatar, and send, to the data requester, a message that includes information associated with the avatar and an indication that the one or more facts from the personal data were verified." The patent application was filed on Dec. 28, 2010 (12/979,833). 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=8,522,358&OS=8,522,358&RS=8,522,358 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Analogic Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Analogic, Peabody, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,522,338) developed by Mark Tverskoy, Andover, Mass., and Anthony Ralph Diciaccio, Peabody, Mass., for a two-way authentication.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for activating a physiologic sensor (124) of a peripheral device (104) of a monitoring apparatus (100) includes receiving, at the peripheral device (104), a signal indicating a host device (102) authenticated the peripheral device (104), receiving, at the peripheral device (104), a host device authentication response signal, authenticating, at the peripheral device (104), the host device (102) based on the host device authentication response signal, and activating the physiologic sensor (124) of the peripheral device (104) in response to authentication of both the host and peripheral devices (102, 104)." The patent application was filed on June 22, 2009 (13/379,500). 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=8,522,338&OS=8,522,338&RS=8,522,338 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** EMC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- EMC, Hopkinton, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,522,086) developed by Steven Harold Garrett, Westford, Mass., for a "method and apparatus for providing relocation notification." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a method and apparatus for notifying a client computer that a service accessed by the client computer is unavailable as a result of the service being relocated. In a further embodiment, a method and apparatus providing a notification to a client computer that a service has been relocated so that the service is no longer accessible via a network address stored in the local store of the client computer. In one embodiment, further flushing a local store of a client computer in response to a notification that a service has been relocated so that the service is no longer accessible via a network address stored in the local store of the client computer." The patent application was filed on May 3, 2005 (11/121,213). 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=8,522,086.PN.&OS=PN/8,522,086&RS=PN/8,522,086 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** MathWorks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- MathWorks, Natick, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,522,215) developed by William J. Aldrich, Natick, Mass., Olga Voronina, Lexington, Mass., and Zsolt Kalmar, Shrewsbury, Mass., for a "coverage analysis for variable size signals." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An embodiment can include one or more computer-readable media storing executable instructions that when executed on processing logic process variable signals. The media can store one or more instructions for receiving executable code that includes constructs with variable signals for processing the variable signals, and for performing a coverage measurement on the executable code based on information about one or more of the variable signals processed by the executable code. The media can store one or more instructions for producing a coverage result based on the coverage measurement, the coverage result identifying a degree of coverage for the executable code when the executable code processes the variable signals." The patent application was filed on May 29, 2009 (12/475,215). 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=8,522,215&OS=8,522,215&RS=8,522,215 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** DePuy Spine Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- DePuy Spine, Le Locle, Switzerland, has been assigned a patent (8,518,082) developed by Christopher Sicvol, Boston, Erasmo Lopez, Seattle, and Ramon Ruberte, Ann Arbor, Mich., for "percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A percutaneous access device includes an inner tube and an outer tube disposed about at least a portion of the inner tube. The outer tube may be sized to span from a skin incision in a patient to a site proximate the spine of the patient. The distal end of the outer tube may be adapted to releasably engage a bone anchor. The inner tube may be adjustable relative to the outer tube between a first position and a second position in which the distal end of the inner tube contacts the bone anchor. A bone anchor assembly includes a bone anchor having a distal bone engaging portion and a receiving member having a recess for receiving a spinal fixation element. The proximal end of the receiving member may have an arcuate groove formed on an exterior surface thereof to facilitate connection of an instrument to the receiving member." The patent application was filed on Nov. 12, 2010 (12/945,676). 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=85,18,082.PN.&OS=PN/85,18,082&RS=PN/85,18,082 Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cambridge Enterprise, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zurich Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Cambridge Enterprise, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, have been assigned a patent (8,518,738) developed by eight co-inventors for a blended polymer FETs. The co-inventors are Henning Sirringhaus, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Shalom Goffri, Cambridge, Mass., Rene A.J. Janssen, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Christopher Paul Radano, Broomall, Pa., Paul Smith, Zurich, Switzerland, Christian Muller, Zurich, Switzerland, Pascal Wolfer, Zurich, Switzerland, and Natalie Stingelin-Stutzmann, London.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for forming a semiconductor body, the method comprising: forming a mixture of an organic semiconducting material and a binder material; causing the semiconducting material to at least partially solidify; and causing the binder material to crystallize in such a way as to cause the semiconducting material to at least partially segregate from the binder material." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2007 (12/306,432). 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=85,18,738.PN.&OS=PN/85,18,738&RS=PN/85,18,738 Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Verizon Services Organization Assigned Patent for System and Methods for Voicing Text in an Interactive Programming Guide ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Verizon Services Organization, Irving, Texas, and Verizon Laboratories, Waltham, Mass., have been assigned a patent (8,522,276) developed by five co-inventors for "system and methods for voicing text in an interactive programming guide." The co-inventors are Joel Stephen Angiolillo, Weston, Mass., Christina Lynn Fyock, Sudbury, Mass., James Edward Paschetto, Waltham, Mass., Xi Zhang, Newton, Mass., and Vincent Phuah, Waltham, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are provided for enhanced television services such as an interactive audio programming guide for a television. Users may use an input device, such as a remote control, to select display objects displayed on an output device, such as a television, as part of an interactive programming guide. An IPG module on a network terminal, such as a set top box, may determine whether the display object requires an audio representation. If an audio representation is required, the set top box may transmit an audio representation of the display object to the television to be played for the user." The patent application was filed on Feb. 17, 2006 (11/356,091). 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=8,522,276&OS=8,522,276&RS=8,522,276 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Koninklijke Philips Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Koninklijke Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, has been assigned a patent (8,517,939) developed by Edward C. Parnagian, Andover, Mass., for a "medical instrument with low power, high contrast display." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A patient monitoring/defibrillation instrument displays patient vital signs in numeric form or as graphical waveform traces. Under normal room lighting conditions the numeric and waveform information is displayed in color against a black or gray background. When the patient monitor is operated outside or in bright light, the user has the option to select a color map for display of the patient vital signs information in a highly contrasting manner such as black numeric or waveform information against a bright background such as yellow. The high contrast display, while being objectionable in most indoor settings, has been found to comfortably and effectively display the monitored information in sunlight without the need to increase power to the display." The patent application was filed on June 6, 2005 (10/544,407). 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=85,17,939.PN.&OS=PN/85,17,939&RS=PN/85,17,939 Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Alstom Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Alstom Technology, Baden, Switzerland, has been assigned a patent (8,517,719) developed by Oliver G. Briggs Jr., Jefferson, Mass., for a "swirl block register design for wall fired burners." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A simple, economical and reliable swirl register [1000] is described for use with a wall burner of a commercial boiler. It employs a number of spaced swirl blocks [1150] that connect side plates [1110, 1120]. A number of moveable vanes [1130] are provided in the air ducts [1155] created between the swirl blocks [1150]. The vanes [1130] are attached to vane rods [1160] that operate the vanes [1130]. The swirl blocks [1150] are lightweight and rigid structures for holding the side plate [1110] a fixed distance from side plate [1120]. The block construction reduces binding of the vanes [1130] as the swirl register [1000] receives differential heating. The vane rods [1160] extend through a windbox front plate [1250] outside of the windbox area. A linkage assembly [1200] rotates the vane rods [1160]. A motor and gearbox [1230] cause all vanes [1130] to rotate the same amount." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2009 (12/394,612). 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=85,17,719.PN.&OS=PN/85,17,719&RS=PN/85,17,719 Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** FMR Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- FMR, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,522,345) developed by five co-inventors for a "management of hierarchical reference data." The co-inventors are Dinesh Sharma, Westwood, Mass., Mark Goldsmith, Rowley, Mass., Venkat Narsimha Karedla, Quincy, Mass., Brian G. Salloway, Worcester, Mass., and Michael Murphy, Manchester, N.H.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There are methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for managing hierarchical reference data. There is a Web page for access by a user, where the Web page includes (i) data representing a hierarchy and (ii) rules defining modifications that are permitted to be made to data. The user is enabled to make a real-time modification to the data based on the rules." The patent application was filed on Nov. 1, 2010 (12/917,430). 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=8,522,345&OS=8,522,345&RS=8,522,345 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Integra LifeSciences Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Integra LifeSciences, Ireland, has been assigned a patent (8,518,066) developed by four co-inventors for a "method of applying shear stress." The co-inventors are Daniel J. Cotter, North Easton, Mass., Saurav V. Gupta, Needham, Mass., James P. O'Connor, Billerica, Mass., and Matthew F. Shinopulos, Burlington, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An ultrasonic horn for use with an ultrasonic surgical hand piece including a resonator comprises a contacting annulus having a plurality of angled lands. The lands are alternated around the annulus such that adjacent lands have opposite angles. As a result of the adjacent angled lands, a shear stress field is developed in contacted tissue due to the promotion of refracted longitudinal ultrasonic waves propagating in different directions at the interface to the coupled tissue. The shear stress field enhances the fragmentation and removal rate of fibrous, elastic, and tenacious tissue. The horn is hollow permitting suction to be applied to the tissue for controlling tissue contact with the lands." The patent application was filed on Dec. 14, 2011 (13/325,999). 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=85,18,066.PN.&OS=PN/85,18,066&RS=PN/85,18,066 Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Error Detection and Recovery in a Shared Pipeline ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,522,076) developed by six co-inventors for an "error detection and recovery in a shared pipeline." The co-inventors are Ekaterina M. Ambroladze, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Deanna Postles Dunn Berger, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Michael Fee, Cold Spring, N.Y., Arthur J. O'Neill Jr., Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Diana Lynn Orf, Somerville, Mass., and Robert J. Sonnelitter III, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A pipelined processing device includes: a processor configured to receive a request to perform an operation; a plurality of processing controllers configured to receive at least one instruction associated with the operation, each of the plurality of processing controllers including a memory to store at least one instruction therein; a pipeline processor configured to receive and process the at least one instruction, the pipeline processor including shared error detection logic configured to detect a parity error in the at least one instruction as the at least one instruction is processed in a pipeline and generate an error signal; and a pipeline bus connected to each of the plurality of processing controllers and configured to communicate the error signal from the error detection logic." The patent application was filed on June 23, 2010 (12/821,871). 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=8,522,076.PN.&OS=PN/8,522,076&RS=PN/8,522,076 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Blockross Holdings, State Street Global Markets Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Blockross Holdings, Boston, and State Street Global Markets, Boston, have been assigned a patent (8,521,627) developed by six co-inventors for "systems and methods for facilitating electronic securities transactions." The co-inventors are Preston R. Ford, Marblehead, Mass., Paul D. Filipski, Natick, Mass., Christian A. Dubois, Hingham, Mass., John Mark Enriquez, Harvard, Mass., Robert J. Russel, Riverside, Conn., and Kevin K. Sorber, Exeter, N.H.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for facilitating securities transactions is shown. In one embodiment, the method includes identifying, by a computer system from an OMS comprising a plurality of stored security orders, a subset of orders specifying at least a minimum available quantity; transmitting, by the computer system to an ETM, a non-binding indication corresponding to one order of the subset of orders, the non-binding indication comprising a security identifier and the order type; receiving, by the computer system, an indication that a match exists to the non-binding indication; determining, by the computer system, a total available quantity for the order corresponding to the non-binding indication; and transmitting, by the OMS, a binding order corresponding to the non-binding indication, the binding order comprising the determined total available quantity. Corresponding systems are also described." The patent application was filed on April 18, 2007 (11/736,962). 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=8,521,627&OS=8,521,627&RS=8,521,627 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Paid Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Paid, Worcester, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,521,642) developed by Greg Rotman, Canton, Mass., Richard Rotman, Westborough, Mass., and John Martin, Cherry Valley, Mass., for a "method and system for improved online auction." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for improving auction-based online commerce are provided, including methods and systems for facilitating advance, rapid, accurate estimation of shipping costs between a seller and the winner of an online auction. Methods and systems include an application for facilitating seller estimation of shipping costs, including various components of shipping costs, and for providing to the buyer a shipping estimate based on the circumstances of the buyer and the auction." The patent application was filed on Jan. 7, 2013 (13/735,586). 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=8,521,642&OS=8,521,642&RS=8,521,642 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Vestmark Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Vestmark, Wakefield, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,521,634) developed by eight co-inventors for a "system and method for reconciling financial records by matching outstanding trade orders to unmatched transactions." The co-inventors are Heeren H. Pathak, Woburn, Mass., John Artz, Woburn, Mass., Jay Goldman, Wellesley, Mass., Yashodhan Sathaye, Acton, Mass., Scott Souliotis, Amesbury, Mass., Annmarie Rogers, Haverhill, Mass., Dennis Sheckler, Cambridge, Mass., and Ladislav Kis, North Andover, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for financial account reconciliation of a portfolio account system includes, for investments that are not reported as trades once an order to purchase has been placed, using a computer to electrically match investments that are not reported as trades to unmatched transactions of the portfolio account system. In this manner investments that are not reported as trades once an order to purchase has been placed do not create breaks of the portfolio account system." The patent application was filed on April 27, 2012 (13/457,676). 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=8,521,634&OS=8,521,634&RS=8,521,634 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Broadridge Content Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Broadridge Content Solutions, Jersey City, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,521,632) developed by seven co-inventors for a processing securities-related information. The co-inventors are Russell E. Planitzer, New York, Mark Asdoorian, Lynn, Mass., David Brown, Sudbury, Mass., Ying Chen, Fitchburg, Mass., Leonard Driscoll, Andover, Mass., Jeffrey B. Levering, Harvard, Mass., and Alex Magary, Andover, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for improving clarity of disclosure materials provided to investors, by enabling securities issuers, intermediaries and/or other entities to create and disseminate clear and concise summary-level information on individual securities to investors to enable informed investment decisions. The information may include a summary version of the full statutory prospectus (a "summary prospectus"). A summary prospectus may include a concise, "plain English" synopsis and/or representation of certain information contained in the full statutory prospectus, such as a security's investment objectives and strategies, costs, risks and/or other information." The patent application was filed on July 24, 2009 (12/508,987). 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=8,521,632&OS=8,521,632&RS=8,521,632 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** OFS Fitel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- OFS Fitel, Norcross, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,520,994) developed by five co-inventors for a "bandwidth-maintaining multimode optical fibers." The co-inventors are Jinkee Kim, Norcross, Ga., George E. Oulundsen, Belchertown, Mass., Durgesh Shivram Vaidya, Southbridge, Mass., Man F. Yan, Berkeley Heights, N.J., and Xinli Jiang, Shrewsbury, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The specification describes multimode optical fibers with specific design parameters, i.e., controlled refractive index design ratios and dimensions, which render the optical fibers largely immune to moderately severe bends. The modal structure in the optical fibers is also largely unaffected by bending, thus leaving the optical fiber bandwidth essentially unimpaired. Bend performance results were established by DMD measurements of fibers wound on mandrels vs. measurements of fibers with no severe bends." The patent application was filed on Aug. 17, 2009 (12/583,212). 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=8520994.PN.&OS=PN/8520994&RS=PN/8520994 Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Eisai R&D Management Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28 -- Eisai R&D Management, Japan, has been assigned a patent (8,519,170) developed by seven co-inventors for "compounds for preparing immunological adjuvant." The co-inventors are Francis G. Fang, Andover, Mass., James E. Foy, Andover, Mass., Lynn Hawkins, Concord, Mass., Charles Lemelin, North Chelmsford, Mass., Andre Lescarbeau, Sommerville, Mass., Xiang Niu, Malden, Mass., and Kuo-Ming Wu, Acton, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides methods for preparing TLR-4 receptor agonist E6020: ##STR00001## and stereoisomers thereof, which compounds are useful as an immunological adjuvants when co-administered with antigens such as vaccines for bacterial and viral diseases. Also provided are synthetic intermediates." The patent application was filed on May 10, 2012 (13/468,634). 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=8519170.PN.&OS=PN/8519170&RS=PN/8519170 Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Anand Kumar.

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