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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Colorado (Feb. 15)
[February 15, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Colorado (Feb. 15)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Colorado.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,374,466) developed by Steven L. Webb, Loveland, Colo., for "methods of storing image files." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for organizing digital images that contain a persons face is disclosed. A database of known faces allows the faces in the images to be identified. The names of the people identified in the image are used in naming the image files and in naming the path to the image files." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2011 (13/243,526). 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=8,374,466&OS=8,374,466&RS=8,374,466 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,374,428) developed by Maksim Lepikhin, Boulder, Colo., and Leon Rosenshein, Louisville, Colo., for a "color balancing for partially overlapping images." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "When photographs are to be combined into a single image, haze correction and/or color balancing may be performed. The photographs may be analyzed and left-clipped in order to darken the photographs and to increase the density of pixels in the low-luminosity region, thereby decreasing the perception of haze. When the photographs are combined into one continuous image, tie points are selected that lie in regions where the photographs overlap. The tie points may be selected based on visual similarity of the photographs in the region around the tie point, using a variety of algorithms. Functions are then chosen to generate saturation and luminosity values that minimize, at the tie points, the cost of using the generated values as opposed to the actual saturation and luminosity values. These functions are then used to generate saturation and luminosity values for the full image." The patent application was filed on Dec. 5, 2010 (12/960,506). 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=8,374,428&OS=8,374,428&RS=8,374,428 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Schneider Electric USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Schneider Electric USA, Palatine, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,373,998) developed by Marc A. Ricci, Victoria, Calif., and Jonathan Knoll, Victoria, Calif., for a "resistor shield to minimize crosstalk and power supply interference." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A shield that protects high-value input resistors in a power meter against unwanted effects due to electromagnetic interference from a nearby power supply and/or due to crosstalk from adjacent phases. The shield includes multiple printed circuit board shields that are arranged between each of the input resistors on a main printed circuit board in the power meter. Each PCB shield has a conductive layer that provides the shielding against unwanted energy. The resistors are arranged in a diagonal or parallel manner between each pair of PCB shields to prevent the resistor from movement, which prevents pin fatigue and fixes the value of the parasitic capacitance that is produced in the resistor-PCB-shield combination. In another configuration, the PCB shield is made of a flexible material, and snakes between and over the top or around the side ends of each resistor in a serpentine fashion, protecting the resistors from unwanted energies from both the top and the sides. The PCB shields disclosed herein eliminate variations in the percent error of the measurement phases, which contributes to achieving a highly accurate meter with an overall accuracy of less than 0.1%." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2010 (12/892,306). 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=8,373,998&OS=8,373,998&RS=8,373,998 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** QUALCOMM Assigned Patent for Methods and Systems Using Norm Approximation for Maximum Likelihood MIMO Decoding ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- QUALCOMM, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,374,274) developed by seven co-inventors for "methods and systems using norm approximation for maximum likelihood MIMO decoding." The co-inventors are Jong Hyeon Park, San Jose, Calif., Matthias Brehler, Boulder, Colo., Brian Clarke Banister, San Diego, Albert van Zelst, Woerden, The Netherlands, Tae Ryun Chang, Santa Clara, Calif., Vincent K. Jones, Redwood City, Calif., and Je Woo Kim, Cupertino, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques for approximate computation of l.sub.2 norms as a part of the maximum likelihood (ML) detection: tri-maxmin, maxsum and sortsum algorithms. The proposed approximation schemes show better accuracy than conventional approximation schemes--the abssum and maxmin algorithms, while the computational complexity is very similar. The error rate performance of the ML detection that utilizes proposed norm-approximation techniques are very close to the reference ML detection with exact calculation of l.sub.2 norms, while the computational complexity is significantly smaller." The patent application was filed on Jan. 10, 2009 (12/351,820). 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=8,374,274&OS=8,374,274&RS=8,374,274 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Exelis Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Exelis, McLean, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,373,962) developed by Steve Ray Diehl, Colorado Springs, Colo., for a "charged seed cloud as a method for increasing particle collisions and for scavenging airborne biological agents and other contaminants." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method is provided for increasing interaction between seed particles in a seed cloud and target particles to be neutralized, detected or knocked down to the ground. This is achieved by applying a charge to the seed particles so that the seed cloud formed by release of the seed particles at altitude is highly charged, which in turn produces a strong electric field between the seed cloud and ground. The relatively strong electric field causes the seed particles to move downward (toward the ground) at a velocity sufficient to increase interaction (collisions) between the seed particles and the target particles." The patent application was filed on Aug. 15, 2007 (11/838,938). 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=8,373,962&OS=8,373,962&RS=8,373,962 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Gevo Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Gevo, Englewood, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,373,012) developed by Matthew W. Peters, Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Joshua D. Taylor, Evergreen, Colo., for a "renewable jet fuel blendstock from isobutanol." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention in its various embodiments is directed to methods for preparing a renewable jet fuel blendstock, and blendstocks prepared by such methods, comprising fermenting a biomass-derived feedstock to form one or more C.sub.2-C.sub.6 alcohols such as isobutanol, catalytically dehydrate and oligomerize the alcohols to form higher molecular weight olefins (e.g., C.sub.8-C.sub.16 olefins), hydrogenating at least a portion of the higher molecular weight olefins to form a renewable jet fuel blendstock comprising C.sub.12 and C.sub.16 alkanes which meet or exceed the requirements of ASTM D7566-10a for hydroprocessed synthesized paraffinic kerosene (SPK)." The patent application was filed on May 9, 2011 (13/103,812). 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=83,73,012.PN.&OS=PN/83,73,012&RS=PN/83,73,012 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,373,821) developed by five co-inventors for a "dual film light guide for illuminating displays." The co-inventors are Jeffrey B. Sampsell, Pueblo West, Colo., Russell W. Gruhlke, Santa Clara, Calif., Mark Mienko, San Jose, Calif., Gang Xu, Cupertino, Calif., and Ion Bita, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A front light guide panel including a plurality of embedded surface features is provided. The front light panel is configured to deliver uniform illumination from an artificial light source disposed at one side of the font light panel to an array of display elements located behind the front light guide while allowing for the option of illumination from ambient lighting transmitted through the light guide panel. The surface embedded surface relief features create air pockets within the light guide panel. Light incident on the side surface of the light guide propagates though the light guide until it strikes an air/light material guide interface at one on the air pockets. The light is then turned by total internal reflection through a large angle such that it exits an output face disposed in front of the array of display elements." The patent application was filed on June 7, 2010 (12/795,542). 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=8,373,821&OS=8,373,821&RS=8,373,821 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Johns Manville Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Johns Manville, Denver, has been assigned a patent (8,372,900) developed by Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari, Littleton, Colo., Philip Francis Miele, Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Jawed Asrar, Englewood, Colo., for a "cellulosic composite with binder comprising salt of inorganic acid." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided is a cellulosic composite comprised of cellulosic material and a binder. The binder comprises an aldehyde or ketone and amine salt of an inorganic acid. The composition when mixed with cellulosic material and cured forms a cellulosic composite." The patent application was filed on Aug. 19, 2009 (12/543,625). 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=8,372,900&OS=8,372,900&RS=8,372,900 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Qwest Communications International Assigned Patent for Antenna Installation Apparatus and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Qwest Communications International, Denver, has been assigned a patent (8,373,612) developed by Charles I. Cook, Louisville, Colo., for an "antenna installation apparatus and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems are disclosed for enabling installation of antennas in a cost effective and efficient manner. The methods and systems disclosed herein provide a hollow pole and an elevating mechanism, wherein the elevating mechanism can be used to position antenna equipment located in one or more capsules attached to the elevating mechanism. The antenna equipment may be attached to a removable power source located in the capsule or to a non-removable power source located at the base of the hollow pole. Additionally, the antenna equipment may also be attached to communications equipment adapted to communicate with one or more communications networks. In an embodiment disclosed herein, the capsules may be adapted to rotate around a one or more axis in response to received commands and/or in accordance with instructions stored on a memory module attached to the capsules." The patent application was filed on June 3, 2010 (12/792,869). 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=8,373,612&OS=8,373,612&RS=8,373,612 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Avaya Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Avaya, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,373,743) developed by Michel Lee Hearn, Westminster, Colo., for a "system and method for playing back individual conference callers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A teleconferencing system receives at least two streams that are parts of a live conference and individually records at least one of the streams. During the conference, a conferencing system receives a request from a communication device that is participating in the conference for at least a portion of at least one but not all of the recorded streams and in response sends the requested portion(s) of the stream to the communication device. The communication device can then play back the requested portion(s) of the recorded stream(s) to a participant in the conference. The streams may be audio and/or video streams." The patent application was filed on March 13, 2009 (12/403,624). 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=8,373,743&OS=8,373,743&RS=8,373,743 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Advanced Micro Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,373,512) developed by Visvesh S. Sathe, Fort Collins, Colo., for an "oscillator device and methods thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A signal generator provides a plurality of oscillating signals, whereby each oscillating signal has a different peak voltage and has a predictable and consistent phase relationship with the other oscillating signals. The signal generator includes a plurality of stacked oscillators arranged between two reference voltages, such that each oscillator in the stack generates an oscillating signal having a different peak voltage. Each oscillator stage in a designated oscillator includes a transistor that is connected to a transistor of a corresponding stage in another oscillator. This arrangement of the oscillators provides for charge transfer between the corresponding stages to provide for similar voltage swings in each oscillating signal, as well as to provide for predictable phase relationship between the oscillating signals." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2010 (12/976,014). 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=8,373,512.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,512&RS=PN/8,373,512 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** DeTect Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- DeTect, Panama City, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,373,589) developed by Scott Andrew McLaughlin, Longmont, Colo., Megan Maureen Sloan, Longmont, Colo., and Elias Moises Lau, Boulder, Colo., for a "rotational parabolic antenna with various feed configurations." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A rotational antenna includes a stationary feed which is disposed in a substantially vertical orientation. A parabolic dish is rotationally mounted about the stationary feed in a state of being tipped with respect to the stationary, substantially vertically oriented feed. The rotational parabolic antenna may alternatively be provided with a rotating radio frequency (RF) and acoustic feed. Other embodiments are disclosed." The patent application was filed on May 26, 2010 (12/787,643). 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=8,373,589.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,589&RS=PN/8,373,589 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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