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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Ohio (Jan. 31)
[January 31, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Ohio (Jan. 31)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Ohio.

*** Huntington Bancshares Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Huntington Bancshares, Columbus, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,364,581) developed by David Schamer, Powell, Ohio, Lee Lemke, Centerburg, Ohio, and Jeff Kastelic, Cranberry Township, Pa., for a "system and method for providing time to cure negative balances in financial accounts while encouraging rapid curing of those balances to a positive net position." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented method and system for providing financial services are described. The system and method include determining an account balance for a financial account. If the account balance is negative, notice of the negative balance is sent to the account holder in real time. After a predetermined period of time or grace period, and/or by a predetermined end time or cut-off date or time, it is determined whether the negative balance was cured. If the negative balance was not cured during the grace period, an overdraft fee is assessed to the financial account. If the negative balance was cured during the grace period, any assessed overdraft fee for the negative balance is rebated or reversed." The patent application was filed on May 20, 2011 (13/112,458). 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=8,364,581&OS=8,364,581&RS=8,364,581 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cleveland Clinic Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, has been assigned a patent (8,364,285) developed by Ali R. Rezai, Bratenahl, Ohio, for an "electrical stimulation of the sympathetic nerve chain." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a method of affecting physiological disorders by stimulating a specific location along the sympathetic nerve chain. Preferably, the present invention provides a method of affecting a variety of physiological disorders or pathological conditions by placing an electrode adjacent to or in communication with at least one ganglion along the sympathetic nerve chain and stimulating the at least one ganglion until the physiological disorder or pathological condition has been affected." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2010 (12/981,390). 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=8,364,285&OS=8,364,285&RS=8,364,285 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Rockwell Automation Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Rockwell Automation Technologies, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,364,291) developed by William B. Cook, Northfield, Ohio, and David A. Karpuszka, Concord, Ohio, for a "method and apparatus for providing redundancy in an industrial control system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An industrial control system implementing a multi-tasking operating system employs a primary and secondary controller each having a processor and an I/O data table. The processors are configured to execute one or more priority ranked programs. A tracking of changes in the I/O data table of the primary processor is used to independently track changes to controller specific data that has been changed and program specific data that has been changed and to transmit controller specific data that has been changed by any program and program specific data that has been changed only for completed programs to the secondary processor." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2008 (12/242,223). 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=8,364,291&OS=8,364,291&RS=8,364,291 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.


*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,363,917) developed by seven co-inventors for a "system and method of image artifact reduction in fast kVp switching CT." The co-inventors are Jiahua Fan, Waukesha, Wis., Naveen Chandra, Kenosha, Wis., Andrew Johnson, Milwaukee, Jiang Hsieh, Brookfield, Wis., Fang Dong, Solon, Ohio, Mary Sue Kulpins, Brookfield, Wis., and Peter Crandall, Oconomowoc, Wis.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A CT system includes a generator configured to energize an x-ray source to a first kilovoltage (kVp) and to a second kVp, and a computer that is programmed to acquire a first view dataset with the x-ray source energized to the first kVp and a second view dataset with the x-ray source energized to the second kVp, generate a base correction image using the first view dataset and the second view dataset, and reconstruct a pair of base material images from the first view dataset and from the second view dataset. The computer is also programmed to estimate artifact correlation in the pair of base material images using the base correction image, generate a pair of final base material images and a final monochromatic image, and correct one of the pair of final base material images and the final monochromatic image at a keV value using the estimated artifact correlation." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2009 (12/578,886). 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=83,63,917.PN.&OS=PN/83,63,917&RS=PN/83,63,917 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Sloan Valve Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Sloan Valve, Franklin Park, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,364,546) developed by Edward Yenni, Avon, Ohio, and Peter J. Jahrling, Park Ridge, Ill., for a restroom convenience center.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A restroom monitoring system for monitoring attributes of fixtures within a restroom using sensors. Additional attributes are determined from the monitored attributes. Consumable usage levels are estimated based on predetermined consumption levels associated with usage states of the fixtures. The restroom monitoring system provides an indication of the need for replenishment of consumables based on the monitored attributes of the fixtures. In addition, restroom monitoring system may provide additional information regarding the restroom attributes to a service provider, a manager or a user." The patent application was filed on Nov. 5, 2008 (12/290,914). 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=8,364,546.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,546&RS=PN/8,364,546 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Towpal Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Towpal, West Chester, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,364,115) developed by Robert G. Blair, West Chester, Ohio, Brooks Ryan Fiesinger, West Chester, Ohio, and Woodrow Plunkett, Highland Heights, Ky., for an "anonymous hazardous condition alert system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An anonymous hazardous condition alert system and process enable individuals to alert property owners of potentially hazardous conditions associated with their property, and in a manner that, if desired, maintains the relative anonymity of both the alerting user and the property owner. An alerting user, upon viewing a hazardous condition, locates a telephone number on a sign disposed proximate to the property in question and calls the telephone number to be connected to a hazardous condition alert system. The system prompts the alerting user to input an identifier that is additionally displayed on the sign and that is associated with the property, and the alerting user is permitted to leave a voice message describing the hazardous condition. Thereafter, the system automatically places a call to a telephone number stored for the property owner and plays the voice message back to the property owner to alert him or her of the hazardous condition." The patent application was filed on Dec. 7, 2009 (12/632,009). 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=8,364,115&OS=8,364,115&RS=8,364,115 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Avaya Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Avaya, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,364,125) developed by George William Erhart, Pataskala, Ohio, Valentine C. Matula, Granville, Ohio, and David Joseph Skiba, Golden, Colo., for a "content delivery to a telecommunications terminal that is associated with a call in progress." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is disclosed that enables the delivery of relevant content to a telecommunications user engaged in a call. In particular, in the illustrative embodiments a telecommunications terminal that is to receive content is selected based on (i) a telecommunications terminal involved in a call and (ii) the mode of communication (e.g., voice, video, text, etc.) of the call. In addition, in the illustrative embodiments the second terminal to which content is to be delivered might also be based on one or more of the following: the identity of the user; the identity of other users involved in the call; the telecommunications terminal employed by the user for the call; other telecommunications terminals involved in the call; the date and time; the location of the user; and the location of other users involved in the call." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2004 (10/984,398). 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=8,364,125&OS=8,364,125&RS=8,364,125 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sell Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- Pamela C. Sell, Dublin, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,364,549) developed by Pamela C. Sell, for a "method, system, and apparatus for the customization of the funeral home services and products, for humans, animals, and pets." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This relates to the products and services for funeral homes (for pets, animals, and humans), general memorabilia, general awards, pet awards, human awards, and general gifts, along with the customization of those items (for humans and pets). The customization can be done with the computer or through an interface with the Internet, such as a dedicated web site. It relates to items such as football theme dog, cat musical globe, graduation awards, hand-made objects, small gifts, urn, music box, jewelry box, personalized item, or prize. It relates to the software and business method that makes the customization on the Internet or any other computer or telecommunication network. It relates to the shape and accessories for urn, engravings, material choices, and urn structure. It relates to the box for ashes for animals or people, with different shelves, trays, doors, caps, hinges, and containers, with various functions, and with various figurines and plates, as described here, as some of the optional features." The patent application was filed on July 26, 2007 (11/828,354). 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=8,364,549.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,549&RS=PN/8,364,549 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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