Sunovion Pharmaceuticals assigned patent

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, of Marlborough, was assigned a patent developed by three co-inventors for "treatment of CNS disorders with trans 4-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1-naphthalenamine." The co-inventors are Thomas Jerussi, of Charleston, South Carolina; Qun Kevin Fang, of Wellesley; and Mark G. Currie, of Sterling. The abstract states: "Treatment of CNS disorders with (1R,4S)-trans 4-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1-naphthalenamine; and (1S,4R)-trans 4-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1-naphthalenamine is disclosed. A process for preparing 4-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1-naphthalenamine is also disclosed. The process includes the preparation of all four isomers of N-[4-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl]formamide, which are also useful." The patent application was filed on Oct. 20, 2016. The full text of the patent can be found at http://bit.ly/2pfeMFE.

EMC IP Holding assigned patent

EMC IP Holding, of Hopkinton, was assigned a patent developed by five co-inventors for "managing system-wide encryption keys for data storage systems." The co-inventors are Thomas N. Dibb, of Rutland; Naizhong Chiu, of Newton; Gregory W. Lazar, of Upton; Xuan Tang, of Hopkinton; and Millard C. Taylor II, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The abstract states: "The techniques presented herein provide for initializing and upgrading data encryption capability in a data storage system. The data storage system in initialized to encrypt data writes using a system wide encryption key. A request is received to upgrade the encryption functionality in the data storage system. A data slice is identified for encryption, wherein the data slice is stored in a RAID group in the data storage system. The data slice is pinned in a first cache memory of a first storage processor and persisted in a second cache memory of a second storage processor. The data slice encrypted and a write operation is initiated to write the encrypted data slice back to the RAID group. If the write operation was successful, the data slice is unpinned the first and second cache memory associated with the data slice is freed, else if the write operation was unsuccessful, the data slice is unpinned and the first and second cache memory associated with the data slice are flushed." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2015. The full text of the patent can be found at http://bit.ly/2Iojslk.

EMC IP Holding assigned patent

EMC IP Holding, of Hopkinton, has been assigned a patent developed by four co-inventors for "switchless fabric based atomics via partial-proxy." The co-inventors are Alesia Tringale, of Worcester; Steven T. McClure, of Northborough; Jerome Cartmell, of Natick; and Julie Zhivich, of Westborough. The abstract states: "A data storage system has first and second computing nodes that are interconnected by a switchless fabric. Each storage node includes first and second paired storage directors with an interconnecting communication link. Atomic operations sent between the computing nodes are mediated by network adapters. Atomic operations sent between paired storage directors via the interconnecting communication link are provided to a network adapter via an internal port and mediated by network adapter. The interconnecting communication links can be used as a backup path for atomic operations in the event of a link failure of the switchless fabric." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2015. The full text of the patent can be found at http://bit.ly/2GsQ78S.