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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Colorado (Jan. 22)
[January 22, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Colorado (Jan. 22)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Colorado.

*** California, Minnesota, Colorado Inventors Develop Patent for Method for Diagnosing Hemangiosarcoma in Canine Using Detection of Thymidine Kinase Activity ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Randy Ringold, West Hills, Calif., Renee Parker, Woodbury, Minn., and Douglas H. Thamm, Fort Collins, Colo., have developed a patent (8,354,244) for a "method for diagnosing hemangiosarcoma in canine using detection of thymidine kinase activity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The disclosure relates to a method for detecting hemangiosarcoma in canines. The method includes the steps of: (1) obtaining a quantity of blood from the subject canine; (2) separating the quantity of blood into a serum portion and a non-serum portion; (3) contacting the serum portion of the blood with a detector to detect presence of an amount of Thymidine Kinase (TK); and (4) detecting the level of TK in serum and determining whether TK is present in amounts of about 8 units/L or greater." The patent application was filed on Dec. 12, 2011 (13/323,670). 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=8,354,244&OS=8,354,244&RS=8,354,244 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Covidien Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Covidien, Switzerland, has been assigned a patent (8,353,904) developed by James H. Orszulak, Nederland, Colo., for an "electrosurgical radio frequency energy transmission medium." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for transmitting electrosurgical energy from a generator to an electrosurgical instrument are provided. The electrosurgical system includes a generator adapted to generate electro surgical energy for treating tissue. The generator includes one or more active output terminals which supply energy to the tissue. The active output terminals are operatively connected to one or more supply lines. The generator also includes one or more return output terminal which returns energy from the tissue. The return output terminals are operatively connected to at least one return line. The system also includes an electrosurgical instrument operatively connected to the one or more supply lines and one or more return electrodes operatively connected to one or more return lines. The system further includes an electrosurgical cable including one or more supply lines and one or more return lines. The one or more supply lines and one or more return lines are wound in a double helix fashion such that the electrical field along the cable is mitigated along the length thereof." The patent application was filed on July 11, 2011 (13/179,935). 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=8,353,904&OS=8,353,904&RS=8,353,904 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Colorado Inventor Develops Patent for Intonated Nut with Locking Mechanism for Musical Instruments and Methods of Use ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Gregory Scott Decker, Denver, has developed a patent (8,354,578) for an "intonated nut with locking mechanism for musical instruments and methods of use." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides in combination, an intonated string nut and string-locking mechanism for a musical string instrument with a fingerboard where the combination intonated string nut and string-locking mechanism includes a string-nut fulcrum and a string-locking means, where each string-nut fulcrum may have a varying linear position in relation to each individual string in order to provide the optimum compensation amount for improving the consistency and production of in-tune musical notes during play for musical string instruments with fingerboards. Also disclosed are methods of use of various embodiments for the intonated string nut and string-locking mechanism." The patent application was filed on March 9, 2012 (13/416,466). 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=8,354,578.PN.&OS=PN/8,354,578&RS=PN/8,354,578 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.


*** Washtech Holding Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Washtech Holding, Augsburg, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,353,073) developed by Luke Noffsinger, Brighton, Colo., and Harald Bender, Konigsbrunn, Germany, for a "brush arrangement for a carwash facility." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention relates to a brush arrangement for a carwash facility, comprising at least one horizontal cross-beam (1), on which at least one support arm (2) is pivotally supported in the horizontal plane, wherein at one end of the support arm (2) an articulated joint (4) is provided, which is pivotally articulated at the upper end thereof about a horizontal articulated axis (5) on the support arm (2) and at the lower end thereof a washing brush (6) is pivotally supported about a horizontal brush pivot axis (7). It is provided according to the invention that the articulated axis (5) and the brush pivot axis (7) enclose an angle of 30.degree. to 60.degree. in order to configure such a brush arrangement such that the corner regions of the vehicles can thus also be cleaned satisfactorily. The invention also relates to a method for cleaning a vehicle in a carwash facility using a brush arrangement according to the invention." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2008 (12/665,764). 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=83,53,073.PN.&OS=PN/83,53,073&RS=PN/83,53,073 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Colorado Inventor Develops Patent for Method and Apparatus for Determining Coordinates of Simultaneous Touches on a Touch Sensor Pad ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- William J. McDermid, Niwot, Colo., has developed a patent (8,355,009) for a "method and apparatus for determining coordinates of simultaneous touches on a touch sensor pad." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatuses and methods are provided for determining coordinates of simultaneous touches on a touch sensor pad. A touch sensor pad includes a first plurality of resistive sensor strips on a first resistive sheet and a second plurality of resistive sensor strips on a second resistive sheet. A user touches the touch sensor pad at multiple locations simultaneously. A controller of the touch sensor pad determines coordinates of each of the multiple locations of touch independently of other touches. To determine coordinates for a touch, the controller identifies a first strip of the first plurality of resistive sensor strips of the first resistive sheet making contact with a second strip of the second plurality of resistive sensor strips of the second resistive sheet in response to the touch. The controller measures voltages of the strips to determine coordinates of the touch and measures resistance shifts in the strips due to touches to determine contact area of the touch which correlates to the types of objects causing the touch and the pressure of the touch." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2008 (12/107,244). 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=8,355,009.PN.&OS=PN/8,355,009&RS=PN/8,355,009 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Colorado Inventor Develops Patent for Roof Top Air Conditioning Units having a Centralized Refrigeration System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Calvin Wade Wohlert, Centennial, Colo., has developed a patent (8,353,175) for "roof top air conditioning units having a centralized refrigeration system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system comprising a plurality of rooftop HVAC units having a centralized refrigeration unit is described along with a method for retrofitting existing independent HVAC units into the described system. The resulting multi-unit system offers increased efficiency and reliability over independently operating HVAC units." The patent application was filed on Jan. 5, 2009 (12/319,272). 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=83,53,175.PN.&OS=PN/83,53,175&RS=PN/83,53,175 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Colorado Inventors Develop Patent for Methods and Systems for Selecting Content for an Internet Television Stream Using Mobile Device Location ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- David D. Minter, Littleton, Colo., and Albert S. Baldocchi, Boulder, Colo., have developed a patent (8,356,328) for "methods and systems for selecting content for an Internet television stream using mobile device location." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for selecting content for outputting on a mobile device during a program break in an Internet television stream using mobile device location information. In one aspect, the methods and systems seamlessly select content for outputting on a mobile device during a program break in an Internet television stream using mobile device location information and program break markers. In another aspect, the methods and systems select content for outputting on a mobile device during a program break in an Internet television stream using mobile device trajectory information. In yet another aspect, the methods and systems select using mobile device location information cohabitation content for sharing a display screen on a mobile device with program content in an Internet television stream." The patent application was filed on April 20, 2005 (12/386,548). 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=8,356,328&OS=8,356,328&RS=8,356,328 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Marvell International Assigned Patent for Apparatus and Method for Testing and Debugging an Integrated Circuit ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Marvell International, Hamilton, Bermuda, has been assigned a patent (8,356,223) developed by Saeed Azimi, Union City, Calif., Son Ho, Los Altos, Calif., and Daniel Smathers, Boulder, Colo., for an "apparatus and method for testing and debugging an integrated circuit." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system including a frame capture module, a serializer, and a deserializer. The frame capture module is configured to receive, from a device under test, data corresponding to test results, and package the data into first data frames. The serializer is configured serialize the first data frames to form serial messages that include serialized data. The serializer includes i) a first serial link configured to output the serial messages according to a first clock domain, and ii) a second serial link configured to output the serial messages according to a second clock domain. The deserializer is configured to deserialize the serial messages received on the first serial link and the second serial link to form second data frames." The patent application was filed on April 13, 2012 (13/446,627). 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=8,356,223&OS=8,356,223&RS=8,356,223 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cochlear Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Cochlear, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia, has been assigned a patent (8,355,794) developed by seven co-inventors for an "using a genetic algorithm in mixed mode device." The co-inventors are Sean Lineaweaver, Parker, Colo., Gregory Wakefield, Ann Arbor, Mich., Christopher van den Honert, Aurora, Colo., Aaron Parkinson, Parker, Colo., Wendy Parkinson, Parker, Colo., Jim Patrick, Roseville, Australia, and John Parker, Roseville, Australia.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and method for at least partially fitting a medical implant system to a recipient is described. The medical implant system is configured to provide electrical stimulation and at least one other mode of stimulation to the recipient. These apparatuses and methods comprise executing a genetic algorithm to select a set of parameter values for the medical implant system. This genetic algorithm may comprise generating successive generations of child populations and then providing a determined set of parameter values to the medical implant system for use in providing stimulation to the recipient." The patent application was filed on July 13, 2010 (12/835,428). 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=8,355,794&OS=8,355,794&RS=8,355,794 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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