Ready for the American dream?
December 20, 2014
Xiaomi Corp - the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer - plans to launch its new handset at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next year, marking the US market debut for the fast growing Chinese IT company. Xiaomi is poised to enter the US scene. However, a patent row in the Indian market has cast a shadow over the company's overseas prospects. Gladdy Chu reports.

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Dec. 19)
December 19, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California. *** Edge3 Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Edge3 Technologies, Phoenix, and Honda Motor, Tokyo, have been assigned a patent (8,914,163) developed by four co-inventors for a system and method "for incorporating gesture and voice recognition into a single system." The co-inventors are Pedram Vaghefinazari, Long Beach, California, Stuart Masakazu Yamamoto, Hacienda Heights, California, Tarek El Dokor, Phoenix, and Josh Tyler King, Phoenix. The patent application was filed on May 1, 2014 (14/267,690). 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=8914163.PN.&OS=PN/8914163&RS=PN/8914163 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Oregon (Dec. 19)
December 19, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Oregon. *** NIKE Assigned Patent for Ball Incorporating Element ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- NIKE, Beaverton, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (8,905,861) developed by Derek A. Fitchett, Beaverton, Oregon, for a "ball incorporating element to remove cover." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2012 (13/405,868). 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=8905861.PN.&OS=PN/8905861&RS=PN/8905861 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

December 19, 2014
Government Service Administration has issued the following auction detail: COMPUTER VARIOUS Sale-Lot Number: 51QSCI15033012 City, State: Chicago, IL Current Bid: 25 USD Bidders: 0 Close Time: 12/24 04:08 PM CT * Time Remaining: 5 Days, 5 Hours, 35 Minutes

Synopsys Appoints Janice D. Chaffin as New Board Member
December 19, 2014
Synopsys Inc.recently announced changes in its management, as per which it has appointed Janice D. Chaffin to its board of directors effective immediately. Chaffin previously served as the president of Symantec Corporation's consumer business unit from 2007 to 2013.

-ON Semiconductor Unveils New Family of Ultra-Low Power Precision Operational Amplifiers
December 19, 2014
ENP Newswire - 19 December 2014 Release date- 18122014 - PHOENIX, Ariz. - ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), driving energy efficient innovations, has introduced a family of affordable, precision CMOS operational amplifiers that deliver zero drift operation and industry leading quiescent current for front-end amplifier circuits and power management designs.

Household-refuse disposal services
December 19, 2014
Contract award: municipal waste collection from property owners living in the commune dzierzoni?w and their management. The contract is for the implementation of municipal waste collection services from property owners living in the commune Dzierzoni?w and their management.

Be a 'ReadyTraveler' this Holiday Season
December 18, 2014
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued the following news release: As millions around the world travel to be with family and friends this holiday season, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers of several important things they can do to ensure a smooth and efficient processing experience upon arrival in the United States. "CBP is prepared for a busy holiday travel season, but travelers can also help in the process by being aware of the requirements when entering the country," said Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske. "CBP has programs in place to help expedite the arrivals process for travelers including Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, Automated Passport Control and Mobile Passport Control. And this holiday season, we are pleased to add the Border Wait Time app which is available now for download for Apple and Android users."

Contracts for December 18, 2014
December 18, 2014
December 18, 2014 CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Meridian Medical Technologies, Columbia, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $129,537,132 modification (P00102) exercising the fourth option year to one-year base contract SPM2DP-11-D-0002 with four one-year option periods for nerve agent antidotes in auto-injectors. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract. Locations of performance are Maryland and Missouri with a Dec. 31, 2015, performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2015 war-stopper funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Smartphone repair businesses have ringing registers
October 13, 2014
FULL TEXT It lasts less than a second, but that second can stop the beat of a smartphone user. An expensive mobile device slips out of a hand and plummets 3 feet to Earth - will it emerged unscathed? Since 2007, the year Apple released the first iPhone, mobile devices with shattered screens have been a common sight. But often, the expensive devices aren't ruined - and two Westchester County businesses have entered the niche market of repairing damaged electronics. Just over a month ago, Patrick Harter launched iFixiBuy, which makes house calls to fix iPhones and other electronic devices in the Westchester area. He said the business fit with his tinkering nature.


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