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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Dec. 18)
[December 18, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Dec. 18)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Florida.

*** Florida Inventors Develop Patent for System, Method and Apparatus for Securing Valuables ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Jeffrey R. Heim, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Richard Allen Angwin, Spring Hill, Fla., have developed a patent (8,327,777) for a "system, method and apparatus for securing valuables." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An application for a safe or strong box attaches to a larger, heavy object and provides improved security to its contents from unwanted removal. The safe or strong box has a revolving door that, when a proper code/combination/biometric is provided, rotatably opens to expose the contents. In one embodiment, the safe/strong box interfaces to, for example, a bedding system using a barbed plate that readily inserts between a box spring and a mattress, but due to the barbs, is difficult to remove without lifting the mattress from the box spring making it at least difficult to remove by, for example, children in the home. In some embodiments, sound dampening devices are provided to provide a quiet retraction of the revolving door, so as to not alert an intruder when the occupant is retrieving a weapon such as a pistol." The patent application was filed on May 16, 2012 (13/472,590). 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=83,27,777.PN.&OS=PN/83,27,777&RS=PN/83,27,777 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Window Wiper System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Melchor Martinez, Miami, has developed a patent (8,327,495) for a window wiper system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A window wiper system featuring a first wiper component for wiping a side door window and a side mirror component featuring a means of wiping its mirrored surface. The first wiper component features a first wiper arm and blade pivotally attached to the side door of and a first motor for oscillating the first wiper blade in a first and second direction across the window. The side mirror component features a base having a front panel with a mirrored surface, a pivot arm attached to a first gear on the front panel, a motor operatively connected to the first gear, and a second wiper blade pivotally attached to the pivot arm, when the pivot arm is pivoted in the first or second direction the second wiper blade is moved over the mirrored surface." The patent application was filed on Feb. 10, 2010 (12/703,371). 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=83,27,495.PN.&OS=PN/83,27,495&RS=PN/83,27,495 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** Florida Inventors Develop Patent for Dual Surface Density Baffle for Clarifier Tank ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Earle Schaller, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Elaine Schaller, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., have developed a patent (8,328,025) for a "dual surface density baffle for clarifier tank." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A baffle system for use in a clarifier tank, having a tank bottom and a periphery and a substantially vertical peripheral wall bounding the interior of the tank, has a plurality of baffles mounted on the peripheral wall of the clarifier tank. each baffle has an upper baffle surface with a lower end and an upper end. The upper end of the upper baffle portion is coupled to the side wall of the clarifier tank wall. The lower end of the upper baffle portion is disposed. at a substantially 60.degree. angle away from the side wall of the clarifier tank such that the upper baffle surface slopes downwardly and away from the side wall." The patent application was filed on Feb. 16, 2011 (13/028,435). 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=83,28,025.PN.&OS=PN/83,28,025&RS=PN/83,28,025 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Pet Litter Box ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Patricia Ann Tierney, Cape Coral, Fla., has developed a patent (8,327,801) for a pet litter box.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A pet litter box, comprising: a housing having left, right, front and back side walls defining a well, the housing including at least one ridge disposed on a side wall and at least one depression disposed on at least one side wall; a grid having plurality of holes between grid lines and configured to slide into the depression of the side wall of the housing; and a locking frame having an open interior, configured to slide and lock into the well of the housing, below the ridge and over the grid." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2010 (12/882,866). 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=83,27,801.PN.&OS=PN/83,27,801&RS=PN/83,27,801 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Florida Inventors Develop Patent for Shallow Water Anchor System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Edward N. Cullom, New Port Richey, Fla., and Susan Cullom, Boynton Beach, Fla., have developed a patent (8,327,791) for a "shallow water anchor system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A rod-shaped anchor has lower and upper ends and a central extent. A fixed plate and a movable plate with adjustment mechanisms couple the plates. The movable plate has an exterior end. A vertical collar slidably receives the central extent of the anchor. Driving mechanisms selectively raise and lower the anchor. A control assembly is operatively coupled with respect to the driving mechanisms." The patent application was filed on April 4, 2011 (13/065,974). 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=83,27,791.PN.&OS=PN/83,27,791&RS=PN/83,27,791 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Robotic Defilade System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Vincent Paul Conroy, Tallahassee, Fla., has developed a patent (8,327,748) for a robotic defilade system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A stout wall assembly which self-transports under remote control or onboard machine logic is disclosed. It combines three very well understood and proven technologies into a novel, new military system for creating protected positions behind very strong cover while a formation is in motion or stationary. The wall assembly is unmanned and is designed to sacrificially block any destructive effects directed at the protected object in its lee. It provides a non-pyrotechnical, passive, always-on, solid, physical barrier defense with no reaction or recycle time whatsoever, an unlimited duty cycle, and minimal possibility of fratricide or collateral damage. It can defeat or degrade kinetic energy, blast, fragmentation, fire, particulate, shaped charge, and high explosive squash head weapons and is uniquely capable against street-level improvised explosive devices." The patent application was filed on Nov. 26, 2007 (11/986,743). 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=83,27,748.PN.&OS=PN/83,27,748&RS=PN/83,27,748 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hawaii, Florida, Massachusetts Inventors Develop Patent for Trolley Braking System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Daniel Blair Boren, Pukalani, Hawaii, Brett J. Epstein, Jupiter, Fla., Jason B. Hickman, Jupiter, Fla., David J. W. Lovinger, Jupiter, Fla., Gary P. Prus, Jupiter, Fla., and James R. Wilson Jr., Cambridge, Mass., have developed a patent (8,327,770) for a trolley braking system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A trolley for transporting the rider supported by a harness on a cable or rope, the trolley having a mounting plate configured with a connection point to receive the rider's harness, a pulley rotatably mounted to the mounting plate to support the plate on the cable or rope, and a friction shoe mounted on the plate forward of the pulley to contact the upper portion of the cable or rope, wherein the connection point is located beneath the cable or rope between the centers of the pulley and the friction shoe. The apparatus may also provide a manually operated brake handle to allow the rider to selectively apply braking force to reduce the speed of the trolley on the cable as desired." The patent application was filed on Nov. 8, 2011 (13/291,124). 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=83,27,770.PN.&OS=PN/83,27,770&RS=PN/83,27,770 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Apparatus for Generating and Distributing Compressed Air for Reducing Drag ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Dan Nicolaus Costas, Apollo Beach, Fla., has developed a patent (8,327,784) for an "apparatus for generating and distributing compressed air for reducing drag." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention is an apparatus and method for reducing the drag that a vessel hull experiences when moving through the water by interposing air bubbles between the hull and the stream of water that the vessel is moving through. The invention delivers compressed air to the bottom of the vessel without the need for a high energy air compressor." The patent application was filed on July 8, 2011 (13/179,446). 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=83,27,784.PN.&OS=PN/83,27,784&RS=PN/83,27,784 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AVG Netherlands Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- AVG Netherlands, The Netherlands, has been assigned a patent (8,332,946) developed by Darren R. Boisjolie, Valparaiso, Fla., David Kent Haadsma, Tupelo, Miss., and Gandhi Balasubramaniam, Shalimar, Fla., for a "method and system for protecting endpoints." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A malware-protection method and a malware-protection system for protecting a computer from malware infection by preventing infected files from executing on the computer before they can do harm. The malware-protection method employs a number of techniques and relies on multiple layers of protection to identify trusted files, prevent execution of untrustworthy files, accurately detect corrupted files, analyze questionable files, and quarantine files. The malware-protection system includes a client-based verification, detection, blocking, and quarantine application that interacts and coordinates protection methods with application-verification servers, scan servers, definition-update servers, and policy servers to deliver intelligent malware protection as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) service. All users of the malware-protection system benefit from the detection of malicious files by any other user. The first time a malicious file is detected by any part of the malware-protection system, all the components of the malware-protection system are immediately protected against the malicious file." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2010 (12/883,162). 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=8,332,946&OS=8,332,946&RS=8,332,946 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Accounting Accuracy Methodology ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Ricardo A. Georg Lopes, Aventura, Fla., has developed a patent (8,332,286) for an accounting accuracy methodology.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a system and method for a comprehensive account reconciliation process, which ensures a predictable level for the accuracy of the ledger account balance. The present account reconciliation process includes nine reconciliation methods both transactional and non-transactional. The account reconciliation processes are part of overall accounting accuracy methodology that includes five macro processes where reconciliation takes place during the execute macro process. The reconciliation methods cover the diverse interactions between the ledger accounts and supporting documents that are either externally or internally generated." The patent application was filed on April 27, 2009 (12/430,450). 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=8,332,286&OS=8,332,286&RS=8,332,286 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Microchips with Multiple Internal Hardware-based Firewalls and Dies ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Frampton E. Ellis, Jasper, Fla., has developed a patent (8,332,924) for "microchips with multiple internal hardware-based firewalls and dies." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A microchip comprising a first internal hardware-based firewall configured to deny access to a first portion of the microchip from a network; a general purpose microprocessor including two general purpose cores or general purpose processing units; at least two dies having been made by a separate fabrication processes and assembled into a package with separate die sections connected directly; and a memory component located inside of a second internal hardware-based firewall that is located between the memory component and one of the cores or processing units with which the memory component is associated. Wherein a first core is located within the first microchip portion protected by the first firewall; a second core is located within a second microchip portion not protected by the first firewall; and the second core is separated from the first core by the first firewall and is located between the first firewall and the network." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2008 (12/164,661). 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=8,332,924&OS=8,332,924&RS=8,332,924 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Gantry Pallet ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Charles Lloyd Hawkins, Green Cove Springs, Fla., has developed a patent (8,328,478) for a gantry pallet.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The gantry pallet and allweather cover described includes, in its preferred embodiment, many improvements over the currently applied methods of storing, transporting and shipping the U.S. Navy's steam tube Gantry Cranes and accompanying appurtenances. Further included are lifting plates for safely lifting and/or handling and/or safely transporting the gantry pallet and allweather cover by a variety of methods. Another improvement is a provision for ridged, moisture barrier, non-corrosive cover that attaches to and seals against the gantry pallet frame. Another improvement involves a provision for on and off loading that allows substantial improvement in the speed of set-up and the safety in which, but not limited to, the U.S. Navy steam tube Gantry Cranes and accompanying appurtenances is applied to an aircraft carrier's catapult steam tubes. This invention will reduce the man hours needed to set-up, remove and install an aircraft carriers catapults steam tubes while protecting the gantry crane from the elements thus prolonging the life of the gantry crane and accompanying appurtenances." The patent application was filed on Oct. 19, 2009 (12/589,095). 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=8,328,478&OS=8,328,478&RS=8,328,478 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventors Develop Patent for Split GXR Collar Front Mounted Clamp Assembly ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Theodore D. Johnson, Clearwater, Fla., and Robin Boley-Johnson, Clearwater, Fla., have developed a patent (8,328,244) for a "split GXR collar front mounted clamp assembly." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sanitary coupling and seal forming system which can be front mounted. Front mounted refers to a seal fitting that can be installed directly behind a coupling. It is intended to be easily manufactured, installed, disposable, and reusable. A two part seal fitting which is formed from two arc-shaped sealing elements each having one of two different inventively designed termini. Each termini are complementary with termini of different types allowing a system which can be opened or act as a hinge. The seal fitting can be axially brought into engagement with a sanitary coupling which bears complementary components. Thus the seal assembly allows for quick connection and disconnection by the sealing assembly." The patent application was filed on Dec. 1, 2010 (12/958,246). 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=8,328,244&OS=8,328,244&RS=8,328,244 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Temporary and/or Emergency Lighting System with Inflatable Bearing Structure ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Manish Kothari, Jacksonville, Fla., has developed a patent (8,328,377) for a "temporary and/or emergency lighting system with inflatable bearing structure." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In order to provide temporary lighting solution in sometimes extreme conditions, this application has improved upon a prior patent by specifically incorporating a stabilizing rod to protect against extremely high winds or other inclement weather as well as electrical circuitry to enable a sufficient cool down period prior to stowing the device." The patent application was filed on Aug. 20, 2010 (12/860,230). 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=8,328,377&OS=8,328,377&RS=8,328,377 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Operator Powered Vehicle and Method of Use ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Robert Crawford, Boca Raton, Fla., has developed a patent (8,328,213) for an "operator powered vehicle and method of use." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A vehicle powered by an operator's arms and/or legs utilizes a pivot column for propulsion. An upper propulsion member (handlebar) is provided on the upper end of the pivot column. A lower propulsion member (foot bar) is provided on the lower end of the pivot column. A drive propulsion system is provided between the pivot column bottom and a rotational drive gear set. The drive propulsion system engaged with said at least one rotational drive gear, the propulsion system engages with and provides propulsion to an upper portion of the rotational drive gear during a counterclockwise motion of the pivot column and engages with and provides propulsion to a lower portion of the rotational drive gear during a clockwise motion of the pivot column. The rotational drive gear spins freely when subjected to the reverse motion. Incorporating two gears with opposing propulsion drives provides forward motion throughout the entire reciprocating stroke of the pivot column." The patent application was filed on Feb. 21, 2011 (13/031,591). 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=8,328,213&OS=8,328,213&RS=8,328,213 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Research In Motion Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Research In Motion, Waterloo, Canada, has been assigned a patent (8,330,832) developed by Miguel Angel Rodriguez, Wellington, Fla., and Sung Ho Hong, Waterloo, Canada, for an "adjustment of sharpness during digital zoom in digital photography." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Different sharpness values are assigned to different digital zoom levels for generation of preview images from cropped images, where the dimensions of the cropped images correspond to the different digital zoom levels." The patent application was filed on June 21, 2010 (12/819,611). 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=8,330,832.PN.&OS=PN/8,330,832&RS=PN/8,330,832 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, has been assigned a patent (8,330,267) developed by five co-inventors for a semiconductor package. The co-inventors are Kuang-Hsiung Chen, Taoyuan County, Taiwan, Pao-Ming Hsieh, Hsinchu County, Taiwan, Yuan-Chang Su, Taoyuan County, Taiwan, Shih-Fu Huang, Hsinchu County, Taiwan, and Bernd Karl Appelt, Gulf Breeze, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A semiconductor package includes a patterned metal foil, a chip, wires, a patterned dielectric layer, an adhesive layer, and a molding compound. The patterned metal foil has a first surface and a second surface opposite thereto. The patterned dielectric layer is disposed on the second surface and has openings exposing at least a portion of the patterned metal foil to form joints for external electrical connection. The chip is disposed on the first surface. The adhesive layer is disposed between the chip and the patterned metal foil. The wires respectively connect the chip and the patterned metal foil. The patterned dielectric layer is located below intersections between the wires and the patterned metal foil. The patterned dielectric layer, the wires, and the patterned metal foil overlap with one another on a plane. The molding compound is disposed on the first surface and covers the chip and the wires." The patent application was filed on Oct. 28, 2009 (12/607,405). 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=8,330,267.PN.&OS=PN/8,330,267&RS=PN/8,330,267 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Remote Control with Lockable Keys ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- John Pfanstiehl, Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., has developed a patent (8,330,584) for a "remote control with lockable keys." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An inexpensive remote control that provides an easy means to block the function of trouble-prone keys. In one embodiment, the user presses the selected key for a short time to place that key into the locked mode. In another embodiment, the user presses a LOCK key and then presses the selected key to place that key into the locked mode. To change the key back to the unlocked mode, the same process is repeated. A LED can flash when a locked key is pressed to alert the user that the key is locked. Means to automatically lock a preferred set of keys and means to unlock all keys can also be provided. A key's function is blocked by either not sending a signal from the remote or by sending a unique lock code. No changes to components or manufacturing processes of existing remotes or controlled devices are needed." The patent application was filed on July 16, 2009 (12/504,316). 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=8,330,584.PN.&OS=PN/8,330,584&RS=PN/8,330,584 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Covidien Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Covidien, Switzerland, has been assigned a patent (8,328,802) developed by five co-inventors for a "cordless medical cauterization and cutting device." The co-inventors are Derek Dee Deville, Coral Gables, Fla., Matthew A. Palmer, Miami, Thomas O. Bales, Coral Gables, Fla., Korey Kline, Miami, and Sean McBrayer, Miami.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A surgical device includes a radio-frequency-signal-generation assembly including a radio-frequency-signal-generation circuit operable to generate a radio-frequency signal at an output and adapted to couple to a switch-mode power supply and a surgical handle including an end effector having at least one jaw with at least one electrical contact, the end effector including at least one signal input that electrically connects to the output to provide the radio-frequency signal at the at least one electrical contact." The patent application was filed on March 13, 2009 (12/403,835). 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=8,328,802.PN.&OS=PN/8,328,802&RS=PN/8,328,802 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Ethanol Recovery System for Cellulosic Feedstocks ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- David A. Stewart, Boca Raton, Fla., has developed a patent (8,328,994) for an "ethanol recovery system for cellulosic feedstocks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Processes for the recovery of ethanol, useful as a fuel, from various cellulosic feedstock materials fermented to produce ethanol-containing beer are disclosed. The present invention provides a method and a system for ethanol recovery from highly viscous fermented citrus waste biomass. The systems overcome various challenges, including effectively stripping the ethanol from biomass beer in an energy efficient and economical manner that may allow for the further dehydration of the ethanol/water mix in a traditional rectifier distillation column. In certain embodiments, a series of flash stages and beer stripping columns are capable of operating with highly viscous slurries and/or feedstocks containing high levels of solids." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2009 (12/643,468). 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=8,328,994.PN.&OS=PN/8,328,994&RS=PN/8,328,994 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Method for Building Remediation Caused by Defective Drywall ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- Spiderman Mulholland, Gainesville, Fla., has developed a patent (8,328,910) for a "method for building remediation caused by defective drywall." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of remediating at least a portion of a building that contains defective drywall is presented. The method comprises removal of the defective drywall and cross-contaminated drywall, actively desorbing volatile compounds from the building materials exposed after removal of the drywall and passively desorbing remaining contaminants by depositing a film of an absorbent on the accessible surfaces of the exposed building materials. Active desorbing of volatiles can be carried out with forced thermal desorption, where the interior surfaces of the building are heated while the air is removed and replaced with air free of the volatile compounds. The absorbent for passive desorption can be a nanoparticulate metal oxide." The patent application was filed on Jan. 21, 2011 (13/011,450). 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=8,328,910.PN.&OS=PN/8,328,910&RS=PN/8,328,910 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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