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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (Nov. 26)
[November 26, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (Nov. 26)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Illinois.

*** Illinois Tool Works Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- Illinois Tool Works, Glenview, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,313,545) developed by Cheryl L. Panasik, Elburn, Ill., Kevin M. Tucker, Chicago, for an "air filter assembly for combustion tool." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A filter element for a combustion tool includes a filter medium having pores with a pore size greater than a target particle size." The patent application was filed on Oct. 16, 2007 (11/873,201). 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=8,313,545&OS=8,313,545&RS=8,313,545 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** UOP Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- UOP, Des Plaines, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,313,563) developed by four co-inventors for an "apparatus and process for isomerizing a hydrocarbon stream." The co-inventors are David J. Shecterle, Arlington Heights, Ill., Bryan S. Garney, Crystal Lake, Ill., James M. Shawley, Clarkston, Wash., and Jocelyn Daguio, Chicago.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One exemplary embodiment can be an apparatus for isomerizing a hydrocarbon stream rich in a C4 hydrocarbon and/or at least one of a C5 and C6 hydrocarbon. The apparatus can include: a vessel containing a fluid including at least one reactant; a fluid transfer device receiving the fluid including at least one reactant from the vessel; at least one drier receiving the fluid including at least one reactant from the fluid transfer device; and a reactor communicating with the at least one drier to receive the fluid including at least one reactant. In addition, the at least one drier may communicate with the vessel at least by sending the fluid including at least one reactant or the regenerant through a fluid tapering device for at least one of regulating the flow and reducing the pressure of the regenerant to the vessel." The patent application was filed on Sept. 9, 2011 (13/229,190). 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=8,313,563&OS=8,313,563&RS=8,313,563 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.


*** Caterpillar Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- Caterpillar, Peoria, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,312,863) developed by Daniel R. Ibrahim, Metamora, Ill., and Ye Tian, Bloomington, Ill., for a "fuel delivery system for selectively providing fuel to various engine components." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for providing fuel to an engine fuel delivery system and to an exhaust aftertreatment system associated with an engine. The system includes a fuel source, a pump being operable in a first state to pump fuel from the fuel source to the engine fuel delivery system, and the pump being operable in a second state to pump fuel from the fuel source to the exhaust aftertreatment system, wherein the first state corresponds to a first rotational direction of the pump and the second state corresponds to a second rotational direction of the pump." The patent application was filed on March 11, 2010 (12/722,208). 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=8,312,863&OS=8,312,863&RS=8,312,863 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** UOP Assigned Patent for Apparatus and Process for Isomerizing a Hydrocarbon Stream ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- UOP, Des Plaines, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,313,562) developed by four co-inventors for an "apparatus and process for isomerizing a hydrocarbon stream." The co-inventors are David J. Shecterle, Arlington Heights, Ill., Bryan S. Garney, Crystal Lake, Ill., Jocelyn C. Daguio, Chicago, and James M. Shawley, Clarkston, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One exemplary embodiment can be an apparatus for isomerizing a hydrocarbon stream rich in a C4 hydrocarbon and/or at least one of a C5 and C6 hydrocarbon. The apparatus can include: a first drier and a second drier adapted to receive a fluid including at least one reactant; and a reaction zone communicating with the first drier to receive the fluid including at least one reactant and with the second drier to receive the regenerant. Generally, the first drier operates at a first condition to dry the fluid including at least one reactant and the second drier operates at a second condition during regeneration with a regenerant. The regenerant can pass through a fluid tapering device for regulating the flow of the regenerant to the reaction zone." The patent application was filed on Sept. 1, 2011 (13/223,694). 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=8,313,562&OS=8,313,562&RS=8,313,562 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ruud Lighting Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- Ruud Lighting, Racine, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,313,222) developed by Brian Kinnune, Racine, Wis., Alan J. Ruud, Racine, Wis., and Kurt Wilcox, Libertyville, Ill., for a LED light fixture.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An LED floodlight fixture includes a housing, an LED heat sink secured to the housing and an LED arrangement mounted on the heat sink in non-water/air-tight condition with respect to the housing. The heat sink including (i) a base having an LED-adjacent surface and an opposite surface and (ii) a heat-dissipating section having heat-dissipating surfaces extending from the opposite surface. The LED arrangement is mounted to the LED-adjacent surface in non-water/air-tight condition with respect to the housing. The housing preferably forms at least one venting gap to provide cool-air ingress to and along the heat-dissipating surfaces by upward flow of heated air therefrom. The base of the heat sink has one or more venting apertures to provide cool-air ingress to and along the heat-dissipating surfaces by upward flow of heated air therefrom." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2011 (13/333,198). 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=8,313,222&OS=8,313,222&RS=8,313,222 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** WMS Gaming Assigned Patent for Gaming System Having Cycling Eligibility for Supplemental Features ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- WMS Gaming, Waukegan, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,313,367) developed by Vernon W. Hamlin, Lisle, Ill., for a "gaming system having cycling eligibility for supplemental features." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of operating a wagering game comprises receiving a primary wager, receiving an activation input from a player, and in response thereto, activating an auto-cycle feature. The auto-cycle feature is associated with a plurality of supplemental features. The method further comprises activating a first period of eligibility for a first one of the plurality of supplemental features during a display of a first outcome of a primary wagering game, and activating a second period of eligibility for a second one of the plurality of supplemental features during a display of a second outcome of the primary wagering game." The patent application was filed on Oct. 29, 2008 (12/738,485). 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=8,313,367&OS=8,313,367&RS=8,313,367 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent for Flow-through Pressure Sensor Apparatus ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,312,774) developed by five co-inventors for a "flow-through pressure sensor apparatus." The co-inventors are Ian Bentley, New Ipswich, N.H., Jim Cook, Freeport, Ill., Lamar Floyd Ricks, Lewis Center, Ohio, Alistair David Bradley, Dublin, Ohio, and Richard Wade, Worthington, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A flow-through pressure sensor apparatus that reduces the dead space of a flow tube utilized to provide fluid communication between a pressure sense die and a fluid and with an absolute minimum trapped volume. A cover (e.g., plastic) with two-molded ports can be added to one side of the pressure sense die utilizing molded-in solder pins to improve ruggedness and rigidity. A temperature and a humidity sensor can also be mounted to a substrate (e.g., ceramic) in the flow path and can be connected to a programmable compensation integrated circuit on the opposite side utilizing a clip end of mounting pins or by vias through the substrate outside a pressurized area." The patent application was filed on Feb. 19, 2009 (12/389,091). 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=83,12,774.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,774&RS=PN/83,12,774 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hamilton Sundstrand Assigned Patent for Terminal Block Cover with Nut Retention Feature ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- Hamilton Sundstrand, Windsor Locks, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,313,343) developed by Andrew P. Grosskopf, Rockford, Ill., and Edward C. Allen, Davis, Ill., for a "terminal block cover with nut retention feature." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A terminal block cover includes a base having a base surface configured to be secured against a terminal block. First and second spaced apart sidewalls extend from and adjoin the base. An outer wall is spaced apart from the base and is secured to the base by and adjoins with the first and second sidewalls. A lateral wall is arranged at a first lateral side and extends between and adjoins the first and second sidewalls, the outer wall and the base, which together provide at least one terminal pocket. An inner surface is provided on the outer wall facing the terminal pocket and has first and second surfaces. The first and second surfaces are at first and second distances respectively from the base surface, and the first distance is greater than the second distance. The second surface retains a terminal nut." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2010 (12/872,072). 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=8,313,343&OS=8,313,343&RS=8,313,343 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** WMS Gaming Assigned Patent for Gaming System Having Graphical User Interface for Configuration of Wagering Games ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- WMS Gaming, Waukegan, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,313,382) developed by Matthew J. Ward, Northbrook, Ill., for a "gaming system having graphical user interface for configuration of wagering games." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An operator control interface for configuration of wagering games comprises a control screen for displaying a plurality of available primary wagering games and a plurality of available supplemental features and at least one input device for receiving configuration inputs. At least one controller is operative to (i) in response to a first configuration input received via the at least one input device, add a selected primary wagering game to a first wagering game configuration, (ii) in response to a second configuration input received via the at least one input device, add a selected supplemental feature to the first wagering game configuration, and (iii) cause the control screen to display the first wagering game configuration and an overall payback percentage of the first wagering game configuration." The patent application was filed on Oct. 28, 2008 (12/740,063). 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=8,313,382&OS=8,313,382&RS=8,313,382 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** CNH America Assigned Patent for Rasp Bar and Support ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- CNH America, New Holland, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,313,360) developed by four co-inventors for a "rasp bar and support." The co-inventors are Craig E. Murray, Davenport, Iowa, Dale R. Tanis, Geneseo, Ill., David V. Dobbins, Westmont, Ill., and Randall L. Wilson, Galesburg, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A rasp bar assembly is disclosed that includes a rasp bar having a plurality of rotation stops that contact the rasp bar mount. The plurality of rotation stops stabilize the rasp bar upon the rasp bar mount and prevent the rasp bar from rotating from its assembled position." The patent application was filed on Feb. 18, 2011 (13/030,493). 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=8,313,360&OS=8,313,360&RS=8,313,360 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hydro-Gear Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- Hydro-Gear, Sullivan, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,313,408) developed by Thomas J. Langenfeld, Sullivan, Ill., for a drive assembly.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A variable speed transaxle is disposed in a transaxle housing and drives a pair of axles extending horizontally from opposite sides of the housing. An external mounting surface is formed on the housing to mount a prime mover thereon. A power take-off assembly may be engaged to and driven by the prime mover output shaft and disposed at least partially in the transaxle housing. A power take-off shaft powered by the prime mover extends horizontally from the housing in a direction perpendicular to the axles. A pair of clutch assemblies using a plurality of gears may be engaged to the axle shafts to selectively engage and drive each axle shaft." The patent application was filed on March 4, 2010 (12/717,709). 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=8,313,408&OS=8,313,408&RS=8,313,408 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** WMS Gaming Assigned Patent for Gaming Machine Having Improved Audio Control Architecture ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- WMS Gaming, Waukegan, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,313,374) developed by Timothy C. Loose, Chicago, for a "gaming machine having improved audio control architecture." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention includes a gaming machine with a first control module that includes a main processor for randomly selecting one of a plurality of outcomes of said gaming machine in response to a wager amount and for sending audio information that controls audio output from the gaming machine. An audio control module is separate and distinct from the first control module, and includes an audio processor that receives the audio information from the main processor. The audio control module is coupled to an audio speaker system for broadcasting the audio output corresponding to the audio information. Also, the first control module may include a memory device that stores operating instructions for the gaming machine, while the audio control module may include an audio memory device for storing audio data sets that the audio processor processes to produce the audio output." The patent application was filed on Feb. 14, 2003 (10/366,948). 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=8,313,374&OS=8,313,374&RS=8,313,374 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hamilton Sundstrand Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- Hamilton Sundstrand, Windsor Locks, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,313,351) developed by eight co-inventors for a "high altitude, high voltage terminal block assembly." The co-inventors are Dhaval Patel, Loves Park, Ill., Alan D. Hanson, Winnebago, Ill., Laurence D. Vanek, Janesville, Wis., Luke Wagner, Rockford, Ill., Glenn C. Lemmers Jr., Loves Park, Ill., Gordon W. Friske, Rockford, Ill., Nathan A. Berry, Rockford, Ill., and Edward C. Allen, Davis, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of installing the terminal block assembly onto a generator includes the step of providing a terminal block with multiple terminal studs. Protrusions that are integral with the terminal block are aligned with corresponding bores in a generator housing. The terminal block is mounted on the generator housing with the protrusions received in the bores. A terminal lead assembly is inserted through the protrusion, and a terminal pad of the terminal lead assembly is arranged over the terminal stud. A terminal lug is fastened to the terminal stud. A terminal cover is secured to the terminal block over the terminal with a boss of the terminal block received in a corresponding recess of the terminal cover." The patent application was filed on Jan. 21, 2011 (13/010,874). 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=8,313,351&OS=8,313,351&RS=8,313,351 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Dole Fresh Vegetables Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- Dole Fresh Vegetables, Salinas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,701) developed by fifteen co-inventors for a "decoring mechanism with mechanized harvester." The co-inventors are Serafin Albarran, Salinas, Calif., Daniel Albarran, Greenfield, Calif., Jorge Alejo, Salinas, Calif., Ignacio Barajas, Salinas, Calif., Richard Bascou, Monterey, Calif., Dennis Castillo, Salinas, Calif., Maximino Corral, Mexicali BC, Mexico, Whit Frans, Yuma, Ariz., Frank E. Davis, Chicago, Stephen C. Jens, Winchester, Mass., Raul Machuca, Prunedale, Calif., Manuel Magana, Salinas, Calif., Carlos Meza, Salinas, Calif., Gabriel Villasenor, Somerton, Ariz., and Terry Young, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanical harvester for harvesting produce with a core planted in a field is provided. The mechanical harvester includes a chassis, a positioning apparatus, a decoring device, and a transport assembly. The positioning apparatus is connected to the chassis and configured to position the produce in the ground for harvesting and decoring. The decoring device is connected to the positioning apparatus and configured to sever the core of the produce while the produce is in the ground. The transport assembly is connected to the chassis and configured to lift the cut produce from the ground and transport the cut produce to a processing unit or a storage container." The patent application was filed on June 10, 2011 (13/158,276). 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=83,12,701.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,701&RS=PN/83,12,701 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** ExxonMobil Upstream Research Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- ExxonMobil Upstream Research, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,312,738) developed by four co-inventors for an "integrated controlled freeze zone (CFZ) tower and dividing wall (DWC) for enhanced hydrocarbon recovery." The co-inventors are Vikram Singh, Naperville, Ill., Edward J. Grave, Spring, Texas, Paul Scott Northrop, Spring, Texas, and Narasimhan Sundaram, Fairfax, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to methods and apparatuses for the operation of a distillation tower containing a controlled freezing zone and at least one distillation section. The process and tower design are utilized for the additional recovery of hydrocarbons from an acid gas. In this process, a separation process is utilized in which a multi-component feedstream is introduced into an apparatus that operates under solids forming conditions for at least one of the feedstream components. The freezable component, although typically CO.sub.2, H.sub.2S, or another acid gas, can be any component that has the potential for forming solids in the separation system. A dividing wall is added to at least a portion of the lower distillation section of the apparatus to effect the separation of at least some fraction of the hydrocarbons in that portion of the tower." The patent application was filed on Nov. 20, 2007 (12/518,866). 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=83,12,738.PN.&OS=PN/83,12,738&RS=PN/83,12,738 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Sealed Air Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- Sealed Air, Elmwood Park, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,313,051) developed by five co-inventors for a "process and apparatus for mixing a polymer composition and composite polymers resulting therefrom." The co-inventors are Alan Stall, Naperville, Ill., Carl Frauenpreis, Wallingford, Conn., Tatyana Samoylova, Lowell, Mass., Hoseok Choung, Middletown, Conn., and Vladimir Sinani, Branford, Conn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus for, and method of, mixing a molten composition are provided. The apparatus comprises a rotor with flow restrictors supported on its surface and supported within a bore of a casing. The mixer generates at least 100 modulating events as the molten composition flows over the flow restrictors to form a modulated composition." The patent application was filed on March 5, 2009 (12/399,010). 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=8,313,051.PN.&OS=PN/8,313,051&RS=PN/8,313,051 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Peerless Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- Peerless Industries, Aurora, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,313,073) developed by Dugan O'Keene, Forest Park, Ill., for a tilt mounting system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An improved adjustable mounting system for mounting a flat panel display to a surface. A mounting bracket is configured to attach to the surface, while an adapter bracket is operatively connected to the mounting bracket and is configured to operatively connect to the flat panel display. At least one carrier mechanism operatively connects the mounting bracket and the adapter bracket, the first carrier mechanism positioned with a set of substantially straight guide paths or surfaces to couple the adapter bracket to the mounting bracket. When the flat panel display is operatively connected to the adapter bracket and the mounting bracket is attached to the surface, the flat panel display is generally selectively rotatably positionable about an axis substantially parallel to the surface as a result of the interaction of the first carrier mechanism with the set of substantially straight guide paths or surfaces." The patent application was filed on March 26, 2012 (13/430,116). 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=8,313,073.PN.&OS=PN/8,313,073&RS=PN/8,313,073 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** UChicago Argonne Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- UChicago Argonne, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,313,721) developed by five co-inventors for a "lithium-oxygen (AIR) electrochemical cells and batteries." The co-inventors are Michael M. Thackeray, Naperville, Ill., Christopher S. Johnson, Naperville, Ill., Sun-Ho Kang, Naperville, Ill., Lynn Trahey, Clarendon Hills, Ill., and John T. Vaughey, Elmhurst, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention provides a lithium-oxygen or lithium-air electrochemical cell comprising a negative electrode, an electrolyte, and a porous activated positive electrode comprising lithium-rich electrocatalytic materials suitable for use in lithium-oxygen (air) cells and batteries. The activated positive electrode is produced by activating a precursor electrode formed from a material comprising one or more metal oxide compounds of general formula xLi.sub.2O.yMO.sub.z, in which 0<x.ltoreq.4, 0<y.ltoreq.1, and 0<z.ltoreq.3, in which M is typically, but not exclusively, a transition metal, excluding Li.sub.2MnO.sub.3 as a sole metal oxide compound in the precursor electrode. Li.sub.2O is extracted from the above-mentioned precursors to activate the electrode either by electrochemical methods or by chemical methods. The invention extends to batteries containing such electrochemical cells." The patent application was filed on March 25, 2010 (12/731,615). 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=8,313,721.PN.&OS=PN/8,313,721&RS=PN/8,313,721 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** UOP Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- UOP, Des Plaines, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,313,705) developed by Paul R. Zimmerman, Des Plaines, Ill., for a "system and process for reacting a petroleum fraction." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one exemplary embodiment, a system for reacting a first feed can include a petroleum fraction having at least about 90%, by volume, with a boiling point of at least about 300.degree. C. The system can include a bubble column reactor. The bubble column reactor, in turn, can include a first inlet for the first feed and a second inlet for a second feed including a gas rich in hydrogen. In addition, the petroleum fraction may be in counter-current flow with respect to the gas rich in hydrogen inside the bubble column reactor." The patent application was filed on June 23, 2008 (12/144,082). 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=8,313,705.PN.&OS=PN/8,313,705&RS=PN/8,313,705 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hydro-Gear Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- Hydro-Gear, Sullivan, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,312,948) developed by Ryan Allen Carrington, Sullivan, Ill., and William Howard Baker, Dalton City, Ill., for a "dual mechanical brake release for electric drive system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An actuator assembly for use with a transmission drive system having a pair of transaxles where each transaxle includes an electric motor and a brake release pin extending from a brake housing, where the release pins are both moveable from a first, engaged position to a second, released position. The actuator assembly includes a support bracket fastened to each transaxle, a sleeve attached to the support bracket and arranged generally parallel to the axes of the first and second release pins, a rod moveably disposed within the sleeve and extending from each end thereof, a pair of levers engaged to the two release pins and to the rod, a fulcrum attached to the support bracket, and an actuator arm engaged to the rod and pivotable about the fulcrum to longitudinally move the rod within the sleeve, wherein the actuator arm is moveable." The patent application was filed on June 22, 2011 (13/166,278). 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=8,312,948.PN.&OS=PN/8,312,948&RS=PN/8,312,948 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** UOP Assigned Patent for Adsorbent for Feed and Products Purification in a Reforming Process ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- UOP, Des Plaines, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,313,641) developed by four co-inventors for an "adsorbent for feed and products purification in a reforming process." The co-inventors are Vladislav I. Kanazirev, Arlington Heights, Ill., Jayant K. Gorawara, Buffalo Grove, Ill., Dana K. Sullivan, Mount Prospect, Ill., and Richard R. Rosin, Glencoe, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The service life and deactivation rate of a reforming catalyst is improved through use of a new sulfur guard bed containing a chloride additive. This sulfur guard bed, which contains supported CuO material having an increased resistance to reduction, shows such improvement. Thus, the danger of run-away reduction followed by a massive release of water causing process upsets in a catalytic reforming process is practically eliminated. The fact that the guard bed material preserves the active metal phase--copper in an active (oxide) form is an important advantage leading to very low sulfur content in the product stream. The sulfur capacity per unit weight of sorbent is also significantly increased, making this sorbent a superior cost effective sulfur guard product." The patent application was filed on June 2, 2011 (13/151,470). 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=8,313,641.PN.&OS=PN/8,313,641&RS=PN/8,313,641 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Illinois Tool Works Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- Illinois Tool Works, Glenview, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,313,009) developed by Brian M. Parisi, Evanston, Ill., and Jeffrey D. Anderson, Hampshire, Ill., for a "pepper spray container assembly." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A pepper spray container assembly includes a first housing, a second housing secured to the first housing, and a pepper spray bottle securely retained by the first and second housings. A portion of the first housing is configured to be pressed into the assembly and moved forward into an activation position, thereby sliding the first housing forward relative to the second housing." The patent application was filed on Aug. 3, 2010 (12/849,314). 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=8,313,009.PN.&OS=PN/8,313,009&RS=PN/8,313,009 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Medline Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- Medline Industries, Mundelein, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,313,066) developed by Linda M. Hampton, Bristol, Wis., and Ishwor Prasad Adhikari, Mundelein, Ill., for an "intravenous fluid container stand and methods for making same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to one embodiment, an intravenous stand for supporting an intravenous fluid container includes a hanger configured to support one or more intravenous fluid containers. A pole, having a first end and a second end, is coupled to the hanger at the first end and a base at the second. A plurality of casters are releasably coupled to the base via a plurality of quick-release members." The patent application was filed on June 25, 2008 (12/146,147). 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=8,313,066.PN.&OS=PN/8,313,066&RS=PN/8,313,066 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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