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

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Jersey (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 New Jersey.

*** New Jersey, Pennsylvania Inventors Develop Patent for Ex-vivo Treatment of Peripheral Blood Leukocytes with IFN-.lamda.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Grant Gallagher, Milltown, N.J., Joyce Eskdale, Milltown, N.J., Shekar Srinivas, Princeton Junction, N.J., Jihong Dai, Ambler, Pa., Nicholas Megjugorac, Lopatcong, N.J., and Grant E. Gallagher, Milltown, N.J., have developed a patent (8,354,125) for an "ex-vivo treatment of peripheral blood leukocytes with IFN-.lamda.." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a method of treating Th2-associated diseases and disorders by modulating the expression or secretion of IL-4, IL-5 and IL-13 using interferon lambda (IFN-.lamda.). For Th2-associated diseases and disorders, cells of a patient having a Th2-associated disease or disorder are treated ex vivo, with IFN-.lamda. and returned to the patient. The present invention also provides a method of ex vivo treatment, in conjunction with co-administration of IFN-.lamda.." The patent application was filed on Oct. 27, 2008 (12/290,052). 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=8,354,125&OS=8,354,125&RS=8,354,125 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sanofi Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Sanofi, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,354,405) developed by eleven co-inventors for "6-cycloamino-3-(pyrid-4-yl)imidazo[1,2-b]pyridazine derivatives, preparation thereof and therapeutic use thereof." The co-inventors are Antonio Almario Garcia, Paris, Matthieu Barrague, Bridgewater, N.J., Philippe Burnier, Paris, Cecile Enguehard, Tours, France, Zhongli Gao, Bridgewater, N.J., Pascal George, Paris, Alain Gueiffier, Tours, France, Adrien Tak Li, Paris, Frederic Puech, Paris, Roy Vaz, Bridgewater, N.J., and Qiuxia Zhao, Bridgewater, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention relates to the 6-cycloamino-3-(pyridin-4-yl)imidazo[I,2-b]pyridazine derivatives corresponding to general formula (I): ##STR00001## Wherein R.sub.2, R.sub.3, R.sub.7, R.sub.8, A, L and B are as defined herein. Also disclosed are the preparative methods and therapeutic use thereof." The patent application was filed on Dec. 24, 2009 (12/647,059). 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=8,354,405&OS=8,354,405&RS=8,354,405 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.


*** Akzo Nobel Assigned Patent for Clear Hair Gel Fixatives ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Akzo Nobel, Arnhem, The Netherlands, has been assigned a patent (8,354,098) developed by Michael T. Philbin, Hopewell, N.J., and Stephanie M. Murphy, Thomhurst, Pa., for a "clear hair gel fixatives." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention details the use of a simple blend of polyvinyl formamide and one or more polyvinyl alcohols as the fixative polymer system in a clear hair gel composition. The interaction of the polymer system and gelling agents provides clarity of less than 20 NTU and other physical properties such as good curl compression, resistance to high humidity and resistance to flaking." The patent application was filed on Nov. 17, 2009 (13/128,423). 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=8,354,098&OS=8,354,098&RS=8,354,098 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Thomson Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Thomson Licensing, France, has been assigned a patent (8,355,355) developed by Ning Liao, Beijing, Yun Tao Shi, Beijing, and Jun Li, Cranbury, N.J., for a "method and apparatus for multicast group management." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "It provides a method for multicast group management. The apparatus determines a request for joining a multicast service derived during establishment of a connection for carrying multicast service between a first device and a second device, and it sends a message indicative of joining said multicast service based on the request for joining if the multicast service is not available in said network device. As a consequence, it reduces the messages exchanged in unreliable wireless connection so as to reduce the probability of service interruption." The patent application was filed on May 7, 2009 (12/736,909). 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=8,355,355.PN.&OS=PN/8,355,355&RS=PN/8,355,355 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,355,324) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for filtering data packets." The co-inventors are Yuliy Baryshnikov, New York, Eric Henry Grosse, Berkeley Heights, N.J., Dan Romik, New York, and Francis X. Zane, New Providence, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a method and apparatus for filtering received data packets. A hierarchical tree is maintained. The tree includes nodes organized in a plurality of levels. Each level above a root node of the tree has one or more of the nodes, with each of the one or more of the nodes corresponding to a particular value of a segment of an Internet Protocol (IP) address. The segment is the same for each node of a particular level of the tree. Each node at a particular level of the tree stores a number representative of the number of received packets having the same value for the segment of the IP address associated with the particular level. Some of the received data packets are filtered out based on the hierarchical tree." The patent application was filed on March 1, 2007 (11/712,716). 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=8,355,324.PN.&OS=PN/8,355,324&RS=PN/8,355,324 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** New Jersey Inventor Develops Patent for Cooling Guide Catheter and Associated Method of Use ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Thomas Lad Merrill, Sewell, N.J., has developed a patent (8,353,942) for "cooling guide catheter and associated method of use." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A catheter apparatus configured to provide a delivery system for standard intervention devices typically used during emergency angioplasty and to provide rapid localized cooling to organs at risk of ischemic and reperfusion injury. The catheter apparatus including a catheter shaft having an inner core defining at least two coolant flow lumens adjacent to a blood conveyance lumen. Each coolant flow lumen in thermal contact with the blood conveyance lumen and thermally insulated from each other and the exterior surfaces of the catheter shaft." The patent application was filed on July 22, 2011 (13/188,640). 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=8,353,942&OS=8,353,942&RS=8,353,942 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** National Health Research Institutes Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli County, Taiwan, has been assigned a patent (8,354,442) developed by four co-inventors for an "imidazol-4-one and imidazole-4-thione compounds." The co-inventors are Kak-Shan Shia, Taipei, Taiwan, Chien-Huang Wu, Taipei County, Taiwan, Teng-Kuang Yeh, Bellevue, Wash., and Yu-Sheng Chao, Monmouth Junction, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Imidazol-4-one or imidazole-4-thione compounds of formula (I): ##STR00001## wherein X, R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3, R.sub.4, R.sub.5, and R.sub.6 are defined herein. Also disclosed is a method for treating a cannabinoid receptor-mediated disorder with these compounds." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2009 (12/609,630). 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=8,354,442.PN.&OS=PN/8,354,442&RS=PN/8,354,442 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Thomson Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Thomson Licensing, Boulogne-Billacourt, France, has been assigned a patent (8,355,079) developed by Dong-Qing Zhang, Plainsboro, N.J., and Sitaram Bhagavathy, Plainsboro, N.J., for a "temporally consistent caption detection on videos using a 3D spatiotemporal method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A caption detection system wherein all detected caption boxes over time for one caption area are identical, thereby reducing temporal instability and inconsistency. This is achieved by grouping candidate pixels in the 3D spatiotemporal space and generating a 3D bounding box for one caption area. 2D bounding boxes are obtained by slicing the 3D bounding boxes, thereby reducing temporal instability as all 2D bounding boxes corresponding to a caption area are sliced from one 3D bounding box and are therefore identical over time." The patent application was filed on Feb. 9, 2010 (12/658,264). 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=8,355,079.PN.&OS=PN/8,355,079&RS=PN/8,355,079 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** New Jersey Inventor Develops Patent for Method and Structure for Coaxial Via Routing in Printed Circuit Boards for Improved Signal Integrity ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- James V. Russell, Whitehouse Station, N.J., has developed a patent (8,354,601) for a "method and structure for coaxial via routing in printed circuit boards for improved signal integrity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and a structure for a coaxial via that extend along the entire length of a signal via in a printed circuit board. Signal integrity is improved by providing ground shield for the entire length of the coaxial via. The ground shielding can be implemented by either providing ground cage vias around a signal via and routing a trace to the signal via on a built up layer or by providing a semi circle ground trench through a build up layer to permit a trace access to the signal via." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2010 (12/798,217). 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=8,354,601.PN.&OS=PN/8,354,601&RS=PN/8,354,601 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** New Jersey Inventor Develops Patent for Device for Attaching Electronic Components to Flat-screen Television ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Thomas Spinelli, Monroe Township, N.J., has developed a patent (8,353,490) for a "device for attaching electronic components to flat-screen television." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Bracket for attachment to a flat-screen television having a support platform for positioning electronic components below the television. The caddy comprises top support brackets which hook over the top of the television or over the television wall mount bracket and has a horizontal member abutting the top of the television, and front vertical extension member that extends down in front of the television. Extending down from the top support brackets are side vertical bars in back of the television. Attached to the bottom of the side vertical bars are horizontal bottom support brackets upon which the television sits. The electronic component support platform is attached to the bottom of the two vertical bottom side bars which includes lateral and perpendicular support bars which function to support the electronic components. Many of the bars telescope allowing its use with a variety of sized televisions and electronic components of varying sizes." The patent application was filed on March 28, 2011 (13/065,682). 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=83,53,490.PN.&OS=PN/83,53,490&RS=PN/83,53,490 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Fuel Transfer Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Fuel Transfer Technologies, New Brunswick, Canada, has been assigned a patent (8,353,319) developed by Mark Bonner, Frenchtown, N.J., for a "liquid delivery system for supplying liquid from a portable container to at least one selected remote destination and removing vapour from the at least one selected remote destination." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A liquid delivery system for supplying liquid from a portable container to a destination and removing vapor from the destination comprises a portable container, an elongate flexible liquid delivery hose, and an elongate flexible vapor recovery hose. The liquid delivery hose receives liquid from the portable container, and delivers the received liquid to a remote destination. The vapor recovery hose receives vapor from the remote destination, and delivers the received vapor to the substantially hollow interior of the portable container. The liquid delivery hose and the vapor recovery hose permit the movement of the liquid outlet of the liquid delivery hose to more than one selected remote destination while the container remains substantially stationary. Reduced air pressure in the portable container resulting from the removal of the liquid therefrom, causes vapor to be suctioned via the vapor recovery hose into the portable container." The patent application was filed on Jan. 9, 2007 (11/621,548). 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=83,53,319.PN.&OS=PN/83,53,319&RS=PN/83,53,319 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** New Jersey Inventor Develops Patent for Utensil and Method for Retrieving and Applying Spreadable Food ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Bruce Blitz, Cherry Hill, N.J., has developed a patent (8,353,108) for a "utensil and method for retrieving and applying spreadable food." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A utensil has first and second arm members of substantially the same size and shape. Each arm member has a head section and a handle section. The head sections are concave or scoop-like in configuration and are connected by a rotatable hinge which permits rotation of the arm members in relation to each other. The head section of the first arm members has elongated openings through which spreadable food can be expelled. The head section of the second arm member is solid. With the first arm member nested within the second arm member, spreadable food is scooped onto the utensil, specifically on the top surface of the first arm member. Rotation of the second arm member around the first arm member such that the second arm member is now nested within the first arm member, causes the food to be expelled from the openings in the first arm member, where the food can be easily spread on bread and or food items." The patent application was filed on March 2, 2010 (12/660,601). 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=83,53,108.PN.&OS=PN/83,53,108&RS=PN/83,53,108 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Colgate-Palmolive Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Colgate-Palmolive, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,353,075) developed by James Herbert Kemp, Basking Ridge, N.J., for an oral care implement.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An oral care implement or toothbrush includes a head, tooth cleaning elements and tissue cleansing elements. The tooth cleaning elements may be provided on a first face of the toothbrush head while the tissue cleansing elements may be disposed on a second face of the head. The head may further include one or more splits that provide flexible and non-flexible regions. Various configurations of splits may be used to create different effects such as more responsive flexion, regions of differing flexibility and/or different degree of flexion." The patent application was filed on June 3, 2008 (12/159,331). 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=8,353,075&OS=8,353,075&RS=8,353,075 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent for Extensible Protocol Validation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,356,332) developed by Lawrence E. Menten, Upper Saddle River, N.J., Alan S. Jeffrey, Chicago, and Thomas B. Reddington, Mountain Lakes, N.J., for an extensible protocol validation.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method comprises operations for receiving a binary data structure including a portion representing a protocol validation specification expressed in a respective protocol validation specification language and for receiving a security policy rule having an action part specifying that the binary data structure is to be used for verifying that application protocol payload of network packets complies with the protocol validation specification. After receiving the binary data structure and the security policy rule, an operation is performed for verifying that application protocol payload of received network packets complies with the protocol validation specification. Such verifying is initiated in response to determining that the security policy rule applies to the received network packets and such verifying includes validating the application protocol payload of the received network packets against the binary data structure." The patent application was filed on July 30, 2009 (12/462,175). 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=8,356,332&OS=8,356,332&RS=8,356,332 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Siemens Assigned Patent for System and Method For Multi-image Based Virtual Non-contrast Image Enhancement for Dual Source CT ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Siemens, Munich, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,355,555) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for multi-image based virtual non-contrast image enhancement for dual source CT." The co-inventors are Yunqiang Chen, Plainsboro, N.J., Tong Fang, Morganville, N.J., Bernhard Schmidt, Furth, Germany, and Rainer Raupach, Heroldsbach, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for enhancing a virtual non-contrast image, includes receiving a pair of dual scan CT images and calculating a virtual non-contrast image from the pair of CT images using known tissue attenuation coefficients. A conditional probability distribution is estimated for tissue at first and second points in each of the pair of CT images and the virtual non-contrast image as being the same type. A conditional probability distribution for tissue is estimated at the first and second points in each of the pair of CT images and the virtual non-contrast image as being of different types. An a posteriori probability of the tissue at the first and second points as being the same type is calculated from the conditional probability distributions, and an enhanced virtual non-contrast image is calculated using the a posteriori probability of the tissue at the first and second points as being the same type." The patent application was filed on Aug. 11, 2010 (12/854,341). 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=8,355,555&OS=8,355,555&RS=8,355,555 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Siemens Assigned Patent for System and Method for Decomposed Temporal Filtering for X-ray Guided Intervention Application ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Siemens, Munich, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,355,557) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and method for decomposed temporal filtering for X-ray guided intervention application." The co-inventors are Yunqiang Chen, Plainsboro, N.J., Ti-chiun Chang, Princeton Junction, N.J., Tong Fang, Morganville, N.J., Sandra Knoth, Herzogenaurauch, Germany, Stefan Bohm, Oberasbach, Germany, and Peter Durlak, Erlangen, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for temporally filtering medical images during a fluoroscopy guided intervention procedure includes providing a mask image, a fluoroscopy intervention image acquired at a current time during a medical intervention procedure, forming a subtraction image by subtracting the mask image from the intervention image, calculating a motion image of a moving structure in the subtraction image, forming a residual image by subtracting the motion image from the subtraction image, temporally filtering the residual image with a filtered image from a previous time, and adding the motion image to the temporally filtered residual image." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2009 (12/571,487). 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=8,355,557&OS=8,355,557&RS=8,355,557 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent for Automated Transformation of Specifications for Devices into Executable Modules ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,356,085) developed by Ben Jai, Scotch Plains, N.J., Gokul Chander Prabhakar, Somerset, N.J., and Rajeev Rastogi, New Providence, N.J., for an "automated transformation of specifications for devices into executable modules." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A number of configuration elements are associated with a number of devices. Information about input configuration elements is accessed. An input configuration element is associated with one or more input rules. It is determined which of the configuration elements could be accessed by the input rules and any call chains emanating from the rules. Output rules are determined by using the accessed configuration elements, the input rules, and the way the input rule manipulates its accessed configuration elements. Each output rule may be derived from an input rule and corresponds to the same input configuration element associated with that input rule. An executable module is generated that is adapted to access at least a given one of the input configuration elements and to trigger one or more of the output rules corresponding to the given input configuration element. Read and write sets for rules are determined, and the triggered output rules ensure that restrictions associated with a configuration element are not violated." The patent application was filed on June 20, 2003 (10/600,995). 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=8,356,085&OS=8,356,085&RS=8,356,085 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent for PMD Insensitive Direct-detection Optical OFDM Systems Using Self-polarization Diversity ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,355,636) developed by Chongjin Xie, Morganville, N.J., for "PMD insensitive direct-detection optical OFDM systems using self-polarization diversity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A self-polarization diversity technique to combat PMD in a direct-detection optical OFDM system. This technique does not require any dynamic polarization control, and can simultaneous compensate PMD in a WDM system with one device. Simulation results show that this technique virtually completely eliminates the PMD impairments in direct-detection optical OFDM systems." The patent application was filed on Nov. 16, 2010 (12/947,358). 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=8,355,636&OS=8,355,636&RS=8,355,636 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Financial Systems Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Financial Systems Technology, Malvern, Victoria, Australia, has been assigned a patent (8,355,952) developed by Robert A. Foster, Jersey City, N.J., for a "data processing system for pricing, costing and billing of financial transactions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides methods and systems for pricing financial transactions by defining product rules, providing links to appropriate price tables, and calculating a price for a financial transaction. A data processing system in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, creates a product rule corresponding to a financial transaction. The product rule contains mandatory attributes and optional attributes. Optional attributes may be looked up using identifiers constructed from said mandatory attributes. Optional attributes include a link to a price table which contains further attributes, including a pricing method. A price is then calculated in accordance with the pricing method. Billing is completed according to the billing method for the particular financial transaction." The patent application was filed on April 5, 2012 (13/440,832). 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=8,355,952&OS=8,355,952&RS=8,355,952 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent for Receiver for Optical Transverse-mode-multiplexed Signals ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,355,638) developed by Rene'-Jean Essiambre, Red Bank, N.J., Roland Ryf, Aberdeen, N.J., and Peter J. Winzer, Aberdeen, N.J., for a "receiver for optical transverse-mode-multiplexed signals." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A representative optical receiver of the invention receives an optical transverse-mode-multiplexed (TMM) signal through a multimode fiber that supports a plurality of transverse modes. The optical receiver has a plurality of optical detectors operatively coupled to a digital signal processor configured to process the TMM signal to determine its modal composition. Based on the determined modal composition, the optical receiver demodulates each of the independently modulated components of the TMM signal to recover the data encoded onto the TMM signal at the remote transmitter." The patent application was filed on June 26, 2009 (12/492,391). 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=8,355,638&OS=8,355,638&RS=8,355,638 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Siemens Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus for Virtual Coronary Mapping ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Siemens, Munich, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,355,550) developed by seven co-inventors for "methods and apparatus for virtual coronary mapping." The co-inventors are Wei Zhang, Plainsboro, N.J., Ying Zhu, Monmouth Junction, N.J., Adrian Barbu, Tallahassee, Fla., Richard Socher, Dresden, Germany, Stefan Bohm, Oberasbach, Germany, Peter Durlak, Erlangen, Germany, and Dorin Comaniciu, Princeton Junction, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A virtual map of vessels of interest in medical procedures, such as coronary angioplasty is created so that doses of contrasting agent given to a patient may be reduced. A position of a coronary guidewire is determined and locations of vessel boundaries are found. When the contrast agent has dissipated, virtual maps of the vessels are created as new images. The locations of the determined vessel boundaries are imported to a mapping system and an image obtained without using a contrast agent is modified based on the imported locations of vessel boundaries. This creates a virtual map of the vessels." The patent application was filed on May 1, 2008 (12/150,816). 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=8,355,550&OS=8,355,550&RS=8,355,550 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** XO Athletic Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- XO Athletic, Union, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,353,062) developed by James J. Landi, Maplewood, N.J., and Michael Landi, Glen Ridge, N.J., for a "human limb/joint protective pad and method of making." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A protective pad includes a pre-tensioned resilient padded membrane resiliently suspended to a semi-rigid shell. A cavity is defined between the pre-tensioned padded membrane and the shell. In use, the pad is attached to the limb or joint to be protected with the tensioned membrane engaging the limb or joint to be protected. The pre-tensioned membrane and air cushion in the cavity absorb the energy of an impact transferred by the shell during a sporting event or other activity." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2005 (12/652,488). 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=8,353,062&OS=8,353,062&RS=8,353,062 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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