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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Dec. 10)
[December 10, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Dec. 10)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York.

*** Google Assigned Patent for System and Method for Video Coding Using Adaptive Segmentation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,325,796) developed by Paul Wilkins, Cambridge, United Kingdom, James Bankoski, North Greenbush, N.Y., and Yaowu Xu, Clifton Park, N.Y., for a "system and method for video coding using adaptive segmentation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for decoding compressed video information is disclosed. The video information can include a plurality of frames each having a plurality of blocks. The method includes reading from the video information a segment map that associates blocks in the frame with four segment identifiers. Each segment identifier is associated with one or more segment parameters, such as quantization parameters, loop filter type, loop filter strength and sub-pixel interpolation filter. The blocks in each segment are then decoded using the associated segment parameters. Segment parameters can persist to following frames unless overwritten by a subsequent frame. A frame can also include a bit suppressing segmentation, in which case default parameters are used for all blocks in the frame." The patent application was filed on Dec. 5, 2008 (12/329,177). 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=83,25,796.PN.&OS=PN/83,25,796&RS=PN/83,25,796 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,326,075) developed by Paul Wilkins, Cambridge, United Kingdom, James Bankoski, North Greenbush, N.Y., and Yaowu Xu, Clifton Park, N.Y., for a "system and method for video encoding using adaptive loop filter." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for decoding frames of compressed video information are disclosed. Each frame includes a plurality of blocks having a prediction stage parameter and a residual error attribute. One method includes categorizing each of the blocks into categories based on at least one of the prediction stage parameter or the residual error attribute, determining a loop filter strength value to each of the categories, and filtering the boundary adjacent to at least one of the blocks using the loop filter strength assigned to the category in which that block is categorized." The patent application was filed on Dec. 5, 2008 (12/329,070). 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=83,26,075.PN.&OS=PN/83,26,075&RS=PN/83,26,075 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,326,010) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) temperature monitoring." The co-inventors are Lorne Wyatt Hofstetter, Latham, N.Y., Thomas Kwok-Fah Foo, Clifton Park, N.Y., Cynthia Elizabeth Landberg Davis, Niskayuna, N.Y., and Desmond Teck Beng Yeo, Clifton Park, N.Y.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides a method for a multi-echo acquisition technique capable of obtaining separate water only and fat only images in anatomies having large time-varying phase disturbances. This multi-echo technique is also useful in anatomies where magnetic field inhomogeneity is significant. Also provided is a system, which is capable of producing a reconstructed complex water image whose phase component maintains the temperature dependent phase information. Similarly, the reconstructed fat image maintains the phase information pertaining to the time-varying phase disturbances." The patent application was filed on Nov. 15, 2010 (12/946,9). 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=83,26,010.PN.&OS=PN/83,26,010&RS=PN/83,26,010 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method, System, and Program Product for Managing Conference Calls ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- International Business Machine, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,325,894) developed by Moon J. Kim, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., John E. Moore Jr., Brownsburg, Ind., and Eric C. Yee, Los Angeles, for a "method, system, and program product for managing conference calls." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a method, system, and program product for managing conference calls. Specifically, under the present invention, a moderator and a set (at least one) of invitees (collectively referred to herein as participants) of a conference call are identified. This is typically done based on synchronization with a calendar application used to send and accept an invitation to the conference call. Thereafter, unique conference call numbers associated with the moderator and each of the set of invitees are determined (e.g., by accessing profiles for each participant contained within a directory or the like). Calls are then received from the moderator and invitees(s) using the unique conference call numbers assigned thereto. Although the calls were made using unique conference call numbers, the calls will then be joined under the present invention to initiate the conference call." The patent application was filed on Aug. 3, 2006 (11/462,054). 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=83,25,894.PN.&OS=PN/83,25,894&RS=PN/83,25,894 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,325,905) developed by seven co-inventors for "routing calls in a network." The co-inventors are Mariafranca Gregorat, Dallas, Steven L. Lass, Allen, Texas, Richard L. McClain, Frisco, Texas, Timothy Dwight, Richardson, Texas, James L. Verlare, Colorado Springs, Colo., Gregory Welch, Somerset, N.J., and Yaron Raps, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method includes receiving a telephone number mapping query associated with a call. The method may also include generating routing information based on the query and forwarding the routing information to a control device. The routing information may indicate that processing associated with routing the call is to bypass a core portion of an Internet multimedia subsystem (IMS) when a calling party associated with the call does not invoke an IMS service, the called party associated with the call does not invoke an IMS service and the called party is not an IMS subscriber." The patent application was filed on July 28, 2006 (11/460,668). 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=83,25,905.PN.&OS=PN/83,25,905&RS=PN/83,25,905 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Sweetwater Energy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Sweetwater Energy, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,323,923) developed by Jerry W. Horton, Rush, N.Y., for a "method and system for producing ethanol." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for producing ethanol is disclosed that uses a distributed production method where processing and pretreatment of combined liquid and solid material takes place outside of a centralized ethanol producing plant at a distributed feedstock processing plant, and separation of the resulting liquid and solid occurs prior to fermentation using this distributed production method. The resulting process liquid is then transported from each distributed feedstock processing plant to a centralized ethanol producing plant for fermentation, distillation and related processing. This novel distributed process reduces transportation costs, operating costs of ethanol producing plants, increases ethanol production throughput and improves the overall economics of ethanol production." The patent application was filed on Oct. 11, 2007 (11/974,129). 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=8,323,923.PN.&OS=PN/8,323,923&RS=PN/8,323,923 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Intermediate Transfer Member and Method of Manufacture ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,323,781) developed by Jin Wu, Pittsford, N.Y., for an "intermediate transfer member and method of manufacture." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There is described a method of forming a transfer member suitable for use with an image forming system. The method includes coating an ultraviolet (UV) curable mixture comprising a chlorinated polyester resin, a reactive diluent, conductive species and a photoinitiator on a substrate. The UV curable mixture is cured with ultraviolet energy. The cured mixture is then removed from the substrate." The patent application was filed on Nov. 2, 2010 (12/917,724). 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=8,323,781.PN.&OS=PN/8,323,781&RS=PN/8,323,781 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** New York Inventor Develops Patent for Metasearch Engine for ordering at least one Item Returned in Search Results using at least One Query on Multiple Unique Hosts and for Displaying Associated Advertising ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Harvey Lunenfeld, East Northport, N.Y., has a patent (8,326,924) for "metasearch engine for ordering at least one item returned in search results using at least one query on multiple unique hosts and for displaying associated advertising." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Process for metasearching on the Internet performed by a metasearch engine, comprising: receiving an HTTP request from a client device for the metasearch engine to send at least one search query to a plurality of unique hosts providing access to information to be searched, the HTTP request associated with at least one item that may be ordered from a plurality of items that may be ordered; sending the at least one search query to the plurality of unique hosts; receiving search results from the plurality of unique hosts; incorporating the received search results into a response; causing at least one advertisement associated with the at least one item that may be ordered to be displayed in the response; communicating the response from the metasearch engine to the client device; receiving another HTTP request from the client device for placing an order for the at least one item; processing the order." The patent application was filed on Aug. 1, 2012 (13/564,392). 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=8,326,924&OS=8,326,924&RS=8,326,924 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** PIN Pharma Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- PIN Pharma, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,323,928) developed by David I. Cohen, Pelham, N.Y., for "vaccines and immunotherapeutics derived from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transactivator of transcription protein for the treatment and prevention of HIV disease." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Anti-lentivirus vaccines and immunotherapeutics and methods for preparing and using same are disclosed. The vaccines and immunotherapeutics are produced using non-immunosuppressive lentivirus trans-activator of transcription (Tat) proteins. An associated in vitro ultra-sensitive macrophage Tat bioassay is disclosed for assessing the immunosuppressive qualities of the lentivirus Tat preparations of the present invention. Additionally, a related long-term T4 cell propagation system for characterizing lentivirus Tat is also disclosed. The present invention has additional utility in the treatment and prevention of AIDS." The patent application was filed on March 24, 2006 (11/277,456). 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=8,323,928.PN.&OS=PN/8,323,928&RS=PN/8,323,928 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cornell Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Cornell Research Foundation, Ithaca, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,323,794) developed by Chih-Chang Chu, Ithaca, N.Y., Xian-Zheng Zhang, Wuhan, China, and Da-Qing Wu, Ithaca, N.Y., for an "injectable hydrogel microspheres from aqueous two-phase system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Injectable hydrogel microspheres are prepared by forming an emulsion where hydrogel precursors are in a disperse aqueous phase and polymerizing the hydrogel precursors. In a preferred case, the hydrogel precursors are poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate and N-isopropylacrylamide and the continuous phase of the emulsion is an aqueous solution of dextran and a dextran solubility reducer. The microspheres will load protein, e.g., cytokines, from aqueous solution." The patent application was filed on Aug. 12, 2010 (12/855,429). 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=8,323,794.PN.&OS=PN/8,323,794&RS=PN/8,323,794 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Imaging Member ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,323,803) developed by Jin Wu, Webster, N.Y., and Jing Zhou, Webster, N.Y., for an imaging member.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An imaging member is disclosed having a surface layer comprising a heat-sensitive material whose surface compatibility to printing agents, such as toners and inks, can be substantially reversed in response to small changes in temperature. The imaging member is suitable for use in lithographic and printing applications, permitting reversible switching between compatibility states of printing agents, such as between hydrophilic and hydrophobic states or oleophilic and oleophobic states, and enabling rapid production of images on a recording medium. The heat-sensitive material comprises an acrylamide polymer and a silicon material." The patent application was filed on April 1, 2009 (12/416,197). 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=8,323,803.PN.&OS=PN/8,323,803&RS=PN/8,323,803 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** GM Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent for Fuel Cell with Anode and Cathode Plate Temperature Difference ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- GM Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,323,842) developed by Po-Ya Abel Chuang, Victor, N.Y., Wenbin Gu, Pittsford, Pa., and Scott G. Smith, Rochester, N.Y., for a "fuel cell with anode and cathode plate temperature difference." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of operating a fuel cell is described. The method includes controlling the temperature of the anode plate and the temperature of the cathode plate to obtain a temperature difference of at least about 2.degree. C. between the anode plate and the cathode plate. A fuel cell is also described." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2009 (12/567,842). 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=8,323,842.PN.&OS=PN/8,323,842&RS=PN/8,323,842 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Medtronic Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Medtronic, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,323,768) developed by four co-inventors for a "device and method for preventing magnetic-resonance imaging induced damage." The co-inventors are Patrick R. Connelly, Rochester, N.Y., Michael L. Weiner, Webster, N.Y., Victor R. Miller, Clarence, N.Y., and Jeffrey L. Helfer, Webster, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electromagnetic shield has a first patterned or apertured layer having non-conductive materials and conductive material and a second patterned or apertured layer having non-conductive materials and conductive material. The conductive material may be a metal, a carbon composite, or a polymer composite. The non-conductive materials in the first patterned or apertured layer may be randomly located or located in a predetermined segmented pattern such that the non-conductive materials in the first patterned or apertured layer are located in a predetermined segmented pattern with respect to locations of the non-conductive materials in the second patterned or apertured layer." The patent application was filed on March 8, 2004 (10/795,747). 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=8,323,768.PN.&OS=PN/8,323,768&RS=PN/8,323,768 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** GM Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- GM Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,323,851) developed by Benno Andreas-Schott, Pittsford, N.Y., Roger M. Brisbane, Spencerport, N.Y., and Mahmoud H. Abd Elhamid, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., for a "non-permeable low contact resistance shim for composite fuel cell stacks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A fuel cell stack that includes a non-permeable shim plate positioned between a composite unipolar plate and a terminal plate at both ends of the stack, where the shim plate is made of a non-corrosive material, such as stainless steel, titanium or sealed graphite. Because the shim plate is non-permeable, it prevents cooling fluid that diffuses through the unipolar plate from contacting the terminal plate, which would otherwise corrode the terminal plate. The shim plate can be coated with a conductive material, such as gold, platinum, ruthenium oxide or mixtures thereof, to reduce its contact resistance." The patent application was filed on May 15, 2006 (11/434,386). 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=8,323,851.PN.&OS=PN/8,323,851&RS=PN/8,323,851 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** PWP Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- PWP Industries, Lake Forest, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,322,555) developed by Allan K. Chen, New York City, N.Y., for a "resealable tamper-evident container assembly and lid." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A lid includes a generally flat interior portion and an outer ridge area surrounding the interior portion. The outer ridge area includes a first ridge side, a ridge top, and a second ridge side. The first ridge side extends generally upward from the interior portion. The ridge top extends from the first ridge side and is generally parallel to the interior portion. The second ridge side extends generally downward from the ridge top. The second ridge side includes a top section and a bottom section. A thickness of the bottom section is smaller than a thickness of the top section. The bottom section includes at least one fixed tab and at least one tear band. The at least one fixed tab is separated from the at least one tear band by at least one vertical membrane." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2008 (12/251,144). 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=83,22,555.PN.&OS=PN/83,22,555&RS=PN/83,22,555 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pulsafeeder Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Pulsafeeder, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,322,994) developed by Cordell E. Claude, Hamlin, N.Y., Stephen B. Muscarella, Henrietta, N.Y., and Patrick F. Miller, Spencerport, N.Y., for an "effervescent gas bleeder apparatus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A diaphragm metering pump suitable for metering an effervescent gas. The pump has a pump head with a product chamber having an inlet end with a one-way inlet valve and an outlet end with a one-way outlet valve. A displaceable diaphragm member defines a boundary of the product chamber. The diaphragm member is capable of being reciprocated to cause pumping displacements. A discharge side is disposed downstream from the outlet valve. A passageway is disposed in fluid communication between the discharge side and the product chamber. A valve is disposed in the passageway. The valve is opened intermittently to allow liquid to re-enter the product chamber in an amount effective to purge gas from the product chamber to prevent loss of prime." The patent application was filed on Nov. 16, 2009 (12/619,069). 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=8,322,994&OS=8,322,994&RS=8,322,994 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Genpak Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Genpak, Glens Falls, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,322,553) developed by Edward W. Rider Jr., Slate Hill, N.Y., Brian S. Allers, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Michael V. Warner, Hawley, Pa., for a "self-venting container having a lid that remains attached to a base during venting." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A container can include a base, a lid, and one or more vents. The lid can be removed from the base and can be reattached to the base. Moreover, when the lid is attached to the base, it can permit self-venting of the container. Pressure within the container can cause the lid to move relative to the base so as to open the vents while the lid remains coupled with the base." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2008 (12/337,518). 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=83,22,553.PN.&OS=PN/83,22,553&RS=PN/83,22,553 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Six Month Smiles Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Six Month Smiles, Scottsville, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,323,023) developed by Ryan B. Swain, Scottsville, N.Y., and Merrit N. Jacobs, Fairport, N.Y., for "orthodontic kit and methods for same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for providing orthodontic therapy. The method includes the steps of providing a kit that includes an enclosure and tools and components for providing orthodontic therapy using braces to a single patient, applying the braces to the single patient's teeth using the tools, placing the tools back into the kit, storing the kit, and reusing the kit at all of the single patient's subsequent visits during the term of the orthodontic therapy." The patent application was filed on Dec. 12, 2011 (13/323,667). 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=8,323,023&OS=8,323,023&RS=8,323,023 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Halliburton Energy Services Assigned Patent for Proximity Detection System for Deep Wells ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Halliburton Energy Services, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,322,462) developed by Arthur F. Kuckes, Ithaca, N.Y., for a "proximity detection system for deep wells." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for magnetic field measurements to determine the proximity of a nearby target incorporating electrically conductive material includes a drill string (54) having multiple drill pipe sections (56, 57, 58, 59) connected end-to-end, with at least one of the drill pipe sections (57) being electrically conductive and isolated to provide an electrode section. A nonmagnetic drill pipe section (84) is connected in the drill string below the electrode section (57), and a hydraulic motor (62) having a rotatable drill bit sub (70) carrying a magnetic field sensing instrument package (102) is connected to a lowermost end of the drill string. A power supply provides a time-varying current to the drill pipe electrode section (57) to produce a corresponding target current magnetic field to be detected at the drill bit instrument (10)2, and a communication instrument package (94) is locatable within the nonmagnetic drill pipe section (84) to receive magnetic field data from the magnetic field sensing instrument package (102) on the drill bit (70)." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2009 (12/642,622). 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=83,22,462.PN.&OS=PN/83,22,462&RS=PN/83,22,462 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Magnetic Laminated Structure and Method of Making ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,323,728) developed by Luana Emiliana Iorio, Clifton Park, N.Y., and Pazhayannur Ramanathan Subramanian, Niskayuna, N.Y., for a "magnetic laminated structure and method of making." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for making an article comprising a multilayered structure comprising a series of magnetic layers is provided. The method includes providing a substrate and depositing a series of magnetic layers on the substrate and disposing insulating layers between successive magnetic layers. Each magnetic layer has a thickness of at least about 2 micrometers and magnetic material has an average grain size less than 200 nm." The patent application was filed on Jan. 31, 2011 (13/017,416). 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=8,323,728.PN.&OS=PN/8,323,728&RS=PN/8,323,728 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Heat Transfer Device in a Rotating Structure ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,322,980) developed by Vijayeshwar D. Khanna, Millwood, N.Y., Gerard McVicker, Stormville, N.Y., and Sri M. Sri-Jayantha, Ossining, N.Y., for a "heat transfer device in a rotating structure." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cooling system includes a moving rotor system which in turn includes: a rotating disk on which a plurality of heat conducting structures are distributed, the heat conducting structures including an inner arrangement of spiral blades; an air flow generating fan element; and an outer arrangement of heat transfer pins distributed along a perimeter of the rotating disk, the heat transfer pins having a high aspect ratio that maximizes a surface area to footprint area; wherein the spiral blades generate a mass fluid flow of ambient fluid toward the heat transfer pins such that the heat transfer pins are persistently cooled." The patent application was filed on Jan. 28, 2011 (13/015,767). 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=8,322,980&OS=8,322,980&RS=8,322,980 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Steampath Flow Separation Reduction System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,322,972) developed by Nestor Hernandez Sanchez, Schenectady, N.Y., for a "steampath flow separation reduction system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for reducing flow separation in a turbo machine is provided, the system including a stationary vane coupled to a stationary vane support; at least one circumferential extraction band through the stationary vane or the stationary vane support; the circumferential extraction band having a first side proximate to an operative fluid flow through the turbo machine; at least one opening in the first side of the circumferential extraction band; and a channel having a first end in fluid connection with the circumferential extraction band and a second end extending through the stationary vane support, such that the operative fluid flow through the turbo machine is redirected through the extraction opening into the circumferential extraction band and through the channel towards a rotating blade." The patent application was filed on Nov. 5, 2009 (12/612,854). 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=8,322,972&OS=8,322,972&RS=8,322,972 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** New York Inventor Develops Patent for Emerging Market Banking System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Renan C. Paglin, Ozone Park, N.Y., has developed a patent (8,326,757) for "emerging market banking system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A banking system for emerging market countries which includes a central flow control apparatus or system, is disclosed. The central flow control apparatus permits securitization of future flows receivables of two or more banks within an emerging market country. The central flow control apparatus may include an interface layer, an applications layer, and a presentation layer. The banking system may be comprised of a first bank account directly owned by a first emerging market bank and a second bank account which is owned by a trust (or other special purpose legal entity), wherein the emerging market bank is the beneficiary of the trust. The first bank account and the second bank account are bank accounts of a first international correspondent bank. The first bank account would typically be an onshore account which can be controlled by actions of a first emerging market government of the first emerging market country. The second bank account would typically be an offshore account which can not be controlled by actions of the first emerging market government of the first emerging market country." The patent application was filed on Feb. 24, 2003 (10/372,561). 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=8,326,757&OS=8,326,757&RS=8,326,757 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Integral Ballast Lamp Thermal Management Method and Apparatus ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,322,887) developed by six co-inventors for an "integral ballast lamp thermal management method and apparatus." The co-inventors are Garron K. Morris, Witefish Bay, Wis., Kamlesh Mundra, Clifton Park, N.Y., Ljubisa Dragoljub Stevanovic, Montreal, Ashutosh Joshi, Kundanhall, India, Didier G. Rouaud, Twinsburg, Ohio, and Janos G. Sarkozi, Niskayuna, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A lamp having a lighting source, integral electronics, and a thermal distribution mechanism disposed in a housing. The thermal distribution mechanism may include a variety of insulative, radiative, conductive, and convective heat distribution techniques. For example, the lamp may include a thermal shield between the lighting source and the integral electronics. The lamp also may have a forced convection mechanism, such as an air-moving device, disposed adjacent the integral electronics. A heat pipe, a heat sink, or another conductive heat transfer member also may be disposed in thermal communication with one or more of the integral electronics. For example, the integral electronics may be mounted to a thermally conductive board. The housing itself also may be thermally conductive to conductively spread the heat and convect/radiate the heat away from the lamp." The patent application was filed on Aug. 20, 2007 (11/841,420). 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=8,322,887&OS=8,322,887&RS=8,322,887 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent for Dispenser Including Overlapping Outlet and Return Port ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,322,825) developed by Yonglin Xie, Pittsford, N.Y., and Qing Yang, Pittsford, N.Y., for a "dispenser including overlapping outlet and return port." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A liquid dispenser includes liquid supply, dispensing, and return channels. A portion of a first wall of the liquid dispensing channel defines an outlet opening. A second wall of the liquid dispensing channel, opposite the first wall, extends along portions of the liquid supply and return channels. A liquid supply passage, in communication with the supply channel, extends through the second wall. A liquid return passage, in communication with the return channel, is positioned through the second wall and overlaps the outlet opening of the liquid dispensing channel as viewed from a direction perpendicular to a surface of the first wall of the liquid dispensing channel. A liquid supply provides liquid that flows from the supply passage through the supply, dispensing, and return channels to the return passage. A diverter member selectively diverts a portion of the flowing liquid through the outlet opening of the liquid dispensing channel." The patent application was filed on Oct. 26, 2010 (12/911,771). 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=8,322,825&OS=8,322,825&RS=8,322,825 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Inkjet Printing Apparatus ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,322,841) developed by four co-inventors for an inkjet printing apparatus. The co-inventors are Joseph Herman Lang, Webster, N.Y., Gregory Joseph Kovacs, Webster, N.Y., Peter Gordon O'Dell, Mississauga, Canada, and Jeffrey William Drawe, Bloomfield, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A printing apparatus has been developed that prints inkjet images on a continuous web with a configurable number of distinct ink colors. The printing apparatus includes a frame configured to support a plurality of components to form a printing system, the frame including a plurality of mounting locations, a plurality of printing system components including at least one printhead array and at least one first ink composition curing assembly, each printing system component in the plurality of printing system components being configured to mount to a mounting location on the frame, and the printing apparatus being enabled to eject a first ink composition onto an image receiving surface when a first set of printing system components selected from the plurality of printing system components is mounted to the frame and being enabled to eject a second ink composition onto an image receiving surface when a second set of printing system components selected from the plurality of printing system components is mounted to the frame, the second set of printing system components not including a first ink composition curing assembly." The patent application was filed on March 16, 2010 (12/725,116). 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=8,322,841&OS=8,322,841&RS=8,322,841 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** New York Inventor Develops Patent for Programmed Trading System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Teddy A. Demirjian, Purchase, N.Y., has developed a patent (8,326,742) for programmed trading system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An Internet based investment account management system that consists of data, a rules database, a business logic manager and user profiles is described. The rules database stores information about system responses to modifications of the data. The user profiles store information concerning the availability of information and displays depending upon the user. Automatic updates to user profiles in response to modifications to the data are performed. The business logic manager can be configured to define whether the trader is authorized to execute a trade and whether sufficient holdings are available at a custodian bank in order to execute trade. A data exchange link may then be used to send data to a broker/dealer system to execute the trade." The patent application was filed on Feb. 3, 2012 (13/366,138). 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=8,326,742&OS=8,326,742&RS=8,326,742 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Quality Vision International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Quality Vision International, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,322,888) developed by Stephanie M. Bloch, Rush, N.Y., and David E. Lawson, Webster, N.Y., for a "through-the-lens illuminator for optical comparator." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An illumination system shares portions of an objective of an optical inspection system. A plurality of beam-shaping optics collects light from a plurality of effective light sources and directs the light through a portion of the objective for illuminating an object under inspection. The objective includes a front relay lens, a rear relay lens, and an objective stop disposed between the front and rear relay lenses for collecting light scattered from the object and forming an image of the object with the collected light. The beam-shaping optics, which surround the objective stop, are arranged together with the associated effective light sources for non-uniformly distributing light within a range of angles required for illuminating the object." The patent application was filed on June 25, 2012 (13/532,220). 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=8,322,888&OS=8,322,888&RS=8,322,888 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** New York, Canada Inventors Develop Patent for Apparatus and Method for Analyzing and Filtering Email and for Providing Web Related Services ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Joseph P. Marino, New York, and Jonathan Fortin, Montreal, have developed a patent (8,326,936) for an "apparatus and method for analyzing and filtering email and for providing web related services." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The inventive methodology provides an integrated plug and play solution designed to protect home networks against spam, phishing emails, viruses, spyware as well as other similar threats. The described content filtering appliance can be used for processing of web and email traffic implemented and can be deployed as a stand-alone appliance. In one implementation, the content processing appliance utilizes backend content filtering provided by a remote scanning service accessed via a network. The system employs network level analysis and translation of content and executes various procedures to handle the network traffic. In an embodiment of the invention, the appliance is provided with an automatic remote updating capability, wherein the software and data used by the appliance can be updated remotely via a network. Finally, the appliance may also implement parental controls." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2011 (13/015,053). 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=8,326,936&OS=8,326,936&RS=8,326,936 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** New York Inventor Develops Patent for Electronic Transaction System and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Teddy A. Demirjian, Purchase, N.Y., has developed a patent (8,326,744) for an "electronic transaction system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An Internet based system for executing transactions is described. The system may include transaction data, a database, a business logic manager and user profiles. A rules may also be included, and store information about system responses to modifications of the data. The user profiles may be configured to store information concerning the availability of information and displays depending upon the user." The patent application was filed on March 23, 2012 (13/429,035). 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=8,326,744&OS=8,326,744&RS=8,326,744 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** VA Inc. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- VA Inc., Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,322,935) developed by David Viglione, Rochester, N.Y., for a shutter activation system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of controlling a plurality of shutter blades includes providing a shutter assembly including a solenoid having a first magnetic pole, a second magnetic pole, and a gap between the first and second poles. The shutter assembly also includes a permanent magnet moveable within the gap in a path coplanar with the solenoid, wherein movement of the permanent magnet transitions the plurality of shutter blades between an open position exposing a central opening of the shutter assembly and a closed position. The method also includes moving the plurality of shutter blades between the open and closed positions, and reducing an electrical signal applied to the solenoid while the plurality of shutter blades is in transit between the open and closed positions." The patent application was filed on Jan. 26, 2009 (12/359,869). 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=8,322,935&OS=8,322,935&RS=8,322,935 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cooper Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Cooper Technologies, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,322,897) developed by Patrick Stephen Blincoe, Kirkville, N.Y., and Andrew Adams Litteer, Clay, N.Y., for "lighting assemblies having controlled directional heat transfer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Lighting assemblies or lighting fixtures suitable for use in a hazardous location are provided. Generally, the lighting fixtures include a light source assembly, a heat sink, a driver housing or gear module, and a conductive sealing member between the light source assembly and the heat sink. The conductive sealing member has a thermal conductivity of at least about 6 Watts per meter-Kelvin, and/or a thermal impedance of less than about 0.21 degree-C. inch squared per Watt. The lighting fixtures have controlled directional heat transfer from the light source assembly to the exterior of the lighting fixture, while minimizing the heat transferred to the driver housing." The patent application was filed on April 5, 2010 (12/754,387). 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=8,322,897&OS=8,322,897&RS=8,322,897 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Multitel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Multitel, Mons, Belgium, has been assigned a patent (8,326,784) developed by four co-inventors for a "device for and a method of designing a sensor arrangement for a safe automated system, an automated system, a program element and a computer-readable medium." The co-inventors are Francois Meers, Brussels, Belgium, Marc Massar, New York, Olivier Bilenne, Neuville en Condroz, Belgium, and Emmanuel Druet, Namur, Belgium.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: " A device for designing a sensor arrangement for an automated system, the device comprising a first input unit for receiving a specification of a plurality of sensor measurements to be carried out by the sensor arrangement, a second input unit for receiving a specification of a confidence region together with an associated confidence level for each of the specified sensor measurements, a third input unit for receiving a specification of a target confidence level for the automated system, and a configuration unit for configuring the plurality of sensor measurements and for configuring the combination of the sensor measurements in a manner to guarantee the target confidence level for the automated system." The patent application was filed on Nov. 22, 2006 (12/094,518). 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=8,326,784&OS=8,326,784&RS=8,326,784 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Motion Quality by Handoff Force Control Between Upstream and Downstream Transports ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,322,717) developed by Joannes N.M. de Jong, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Steven R. Moore, Pittsford, N.Y., and Peter J. Knausdorf, Henrietta, N.Y., for a "motion quality by handoff force control between upstream and downstream transports." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A media transport apparatus includes a first media transport, having a first transport surface and a first drive unit, to convey the substrate media. A second media transport having a second transport surface and a second drive unit receives the substrate media from the first. A first force transducer outputs a force signal associated with a first force between the media transports. A control unit receives the force signal, and outputs a control signal to at least one of the first and second drive units that is dependent upon a comparison of the first relative force signal with a predetermined value. The control signal commands the first or second drive unit to drive the motion of the respective first or second media transport to maintain the force signal at or about no greater than the predetermined value." The patent application was filed on Dec. 27, 2011 (13/337,359). 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=8,322,717&OS=8,322,717&RS=8,322,717 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Sheet Buffering System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,322,720) developed by Paul J. DeGruchy, Hilton, N.Y., for a sheet buffering system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure provides a printing device comprising a sheet buffer including a paper path having a plurality of nip pairs for selectively receiving and releasing a plurality of printer sheets. The plurality of nip pairs include a fixed load nip pair, a fixed unload nip pair, and at least another intermediate fixed nip pair therebetween. In a first operation each subsequent sheet of the plurality of sheets is shingled over a previous sheet wherein the plurality of sheets can be stopped in the intermediate nip pair or pairs. Individual sheets of the plurality of sheets can be advanced to the unload nip pair sequentially in a second operation whereupon the individual sheets are successively unloaded as needed in a first in first out order." The patent application was filed on June 25, 2010 (12/823,185). 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=8,322,720&OS=8,322,720&RS=8,322,720 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Media Transport System with Shaft-mounted Nip Lead-in Elements ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,322,715) developed by Barry Paul Mandel, Fairport, N.Y., and Henry Thomas Bober, Fairport, N.Y., for a "media transport system with shaft-mounted nip lead-in elements." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A media transport system comprising a roller system, a baffle, and at least one lead-in guide positioned to guide a sheet towards the roller system. The roller system includes a drive roller and an idler roller forming a nip, each roller being mounted on a corresponding drive shaft and an idler shaft, respectively. The lead-in guide, lying at an angle to the baffle, is coupled to at least one of the drive shaft or an idler shaft. The mounting of the lead-in guide eliminates tolerances between the lead-in guide and the nip due to baffle flatness, or baffle and shaft deflections as the lead-in guide is positioned by the drive shaft that locates the nip roller. This arrangement enables the lead-in guide to direct a leading edge of the sheet substantially close to a tangent plane of the nip and minimizes drive forces in the system." The patent application was filed on July 23, 2009 (12/508,557). 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=8,322,715&OS=8,322,715&RS=8,322,715 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** American Dynamics Flight Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- American Dynamics Flight Systems, Calverton, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,322,647) developed by Stefan Amraly, New York, Paul Vasilescu, Bethesda, Md., and Daniel Turek, North Arlington, N.J., for a "high torque aerial lift (HTAL)." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An aircraft includes a housing and a powerplant coupled to the housing and configured to rotate a drive shaft around its longitudinal axis. The aircraft may include at least one lift fan assembly coupled to its housing and including a gearbox and at least one lift fan. The gearbox is coupled to the drive shaft and configured to transfer rotational energy from the drive shaft to the lift fan or fans. The lift fan assembly or assemblies may include at least two pivot assemblies, the first pivot assembly configured to pivot the lift fan assembly on a first axis and the second pivot assembly configured to pivot the lift fan assembly on a second axis that is substantially perpendicular to the first axis." The patent application was filed on Aug. 24, 2007 (12/438,528). 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=8,322,647&OS=8,322,647&RS=8,322,647 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Certainteed Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Certainteed, Valley Forge, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,322,114) developed by four co-inventors for a "cladding assembly and method of cladding posts." The co-inventors are Eric Scott Waters, Middleport, N.Y., Michael William Nachreiner, North Tonawanda, N.Y., Gregory F. Jacobs, Oreland, Pa., and John Zarynow, Phoenixville, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cladding assembly comprises first and second cladding panels, each having top and bottom edge portions and a pair of lateral sides, and a corner connection element disposed to couple a pair of adjacent lateral sides of the first and second cladding panels together. The corner connection element includes top and bottom edge portions and a pair of lateral sides, wherein the corner connection element comprises a pair of female connectors disposed at its lateral sides and the pair of adjacent lateral sides of the first and second cladding panels comprises a pair of male connectors for mating with the female connectors, or wherein the corner connection element comprises a pair of male connectors disposed at its lateral sides and the pair of adjacent lateral sides of the first and second cladding panels comprises a pair of female connectors for mating with the male connectors of the corner connection element." The patent application was filed on Nov. 28, 2011 (13/305,412). 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=83,22,114.PN.&OS=PN/83,22,114&RS=PN/83,22,114 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent for Method for Selecting Lubricants for Heat Pumps ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,322,149) developed by five co-inventors for a "method for selecting lubricants for heat pumps." The co-inventors are Raymond H. Thomas, Pendleton, N.Y., Christopher J. Seeton, East Amherst, N.Y., David P. Wilson, East Amherst, N.Y., Samuel F. Yana Motta, East Amherst, N.Y., and Mark W. Spatz, East Amherst, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided is a method for selecting a lubricant and a refrigerant for use in a vapor-compression refrigeration device such that the combination of the lubricant and refrigerant produces a fluid system having a lubricant-rich phase and a refrigerant-rich phase, yet exhibits miscible-type properties." The patent application was filed on April 1, 2009 (12/416,734). 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=83,22,149.PN.&OS=PN/83,22,149&RS=PN/83,22,149 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Carrier Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Carrier, Farmington, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,322,150) developed by Biswajit Mitra, Charlotte, N.C., Wayne P. Beagle, Chittenango, N.Y., and James W. Bush, Skaneateles, N.Y., for a "refrigerating system with parallel staged economizer circuits discharging to interstage pressures of a main compressor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A refrigeration system (20A) comprises an evaporator (27) for evaporating a refrigerant, a two-stage compressor (32) for compressing the refrigerant, a single-stage compressor (34) for compressing the refrigerant, a heat rejecting heat exchanger (24) for cooling the refrigerant, a first economizer circuit (25A), and a second economizer circuit (25B). The first economizer circuit (25A) is configured to inject refrigerant into an interstage port (48) of the two-stage compressor (32). The second economizer circuit (25B) is configured to inject refrigerant into a suction port (52) of the single-stage compressor (34). The single-stage compressor (34) is configured to discharge into the interstage port (48) of the two-stage compressor (32)." The patent application was filed on March 27, 2006 (12/225,654). 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=83,22,150.PN.&OS=PN/83,22,150&RS=PN/83,22,150 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Corning Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- Corning, Corning, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,322,166) developed by four co-inventors for a "method of manufacturing optical fiber with selected draw tension." The co-inventors are Dana Craig Bookbinder, Corning, N.Y., Ming-Jun Li, Horseheads, N.Y., Peter Joseph Ronco, Horseheads, N.Y., and Pushkar Tandon, Painted Post, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of manufacturing an optical fiber includes providing a preform in a furnace, and drawing a plurality of optical fibers from the preform at a plurality of different draw tensions. A bandwidth characteristic of each of the optical fiber is drawn at the different draw tensions is measured. A draw tension setpoint is selected based on the measured bandwidth characteristic of each optical fiber and the draw tension is adjusted to the selected draw tension setpoint. The method further includes drawing from the preform a tuned optical fiber at the selected draw tension setpoint which provides peak bandwidth." The patent application was filed on Nov. 22, 2010 (12/951,175). 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=83,22,166.PN.&OS=PN/83,22,166&RS=PN/83,22,166 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Fuel System Acoustic Feature to Mitigate Combustion Dynamics for Multi-nozzle Dry Low NOx Combustion System and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,322,140) developed by four co-inventors for a "fuel system acoustic feature to mitigate combustion dynamics for multi-nozzle dry low NOx combustion system and method." The co-inventors are Kwanwoo Kim, Greer, S.C., Fei Han, Clifton, N.Y., Shiva Srinivasan, Greer, S.C., and Kapil Kumar Singh, Rexford, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A dry low NOx (DLN) fuel nozzle of a fuel system is provided and includes one or more downstream orifices formed to define a first fluid path along which fluid is directed to flow, an upstream orifice, located upstream from the one or more downstream orifices, formed to define a second fluid path along which the fluid is directed to flow and connecting passages disposed to fluidly couple the first and second fluid paths of the downstream and upstream orifices, respectively, to one another. At least one of a radial size and an axial location of the upstream orifice is set to cooperatively detune an acoustic impedance of the fuel system." The patent application was filed on Jan. 4, 2010 (12/651,600). 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=83,22,140.PN.&OS=PN/83,22,140&RS=PN/83,22,140 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,322,154) developed by five co-inventors for a "control of system coolant to facilitate two-phase heat transfer in a multi-evaporator cooling system." The co-inventors are Levi A. Campbell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Richard C. Chu, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Michael J. Ellsworth Jr., Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Robert E. Simons, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cooling system and method are provided for facilitating two-phase heat transfer from an electronics system including a plurality of electronic devices to be cooled. The cooling system includes a plurality of evaporators coupled to the electronic devices, and a coolant loop for passing system coolant through the evaporators. The coolant loop includes a plurality of coolant branches coupled in parallel, with each coolant branch being coupled in fluid communication with a respective evaporator. The cooling system further includes a control unit for maintaining pressure of system coolant at a system coolant supply side of the coolant branches within a specific pressure range at or above saturation pressure of the system coolant for a given desired saturation temperature of system coolant into the evaporators to facilitate two-phase heat transfer in the plurality of evaporators from the electronic devices to the system coolant at the given desired saturation temperature." The patent application was filed on Sept. 9, 2009 (12/556,031). 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=83,22,154.PN.&OS=PN/83,22,154&RS=PN/83,22,154 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 10 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,322,029) developed by seven co-inventors for a "thermally conductive composite interface, cooled electronic assemblies employing the same, and methods of fabrication thereof." The co-inventors are Levi A. Campbell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Richard C. Chu, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Michael J. Ellsworth Jr., Lagrangeville, N.Y., Keith F. Fogel, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Woodstock, N.Y., Roger R. Schmidt, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Robert E. Simons, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A composite interface and methods of fabrication are provided for coupling a cooling assembly to an electronic device. The interface includes a plurality of thermally conductive wires formed of a first material having a first thermal conductivity, and a thermal interface material at least partially surrounding the wires. The interface material, which thermally interfaces the cooling assembly to a surface to be cooled of the electronic device, is a second material having a second thermal conductivity, wherein the first thermal conductivity is greater than the second thermal conductivity. At least some wires reside partially over a fir For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://targetednews.com.

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