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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Jersey (Feb. 19)
[February 19, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Jersey (Feb. 19)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New Jersey.

*** New Jersey Inventor Develops Patent for Anti-tipping Die Tool Holder ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Eric J. Christ, Butler, N.J., has developed a patent (8,371,566) for an "anti-tipping die tool holder." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An anti-tipping clamp that is used as an intermediary support for a die tool. The clamp includes a body with a rail engagement section designed to engage with a rail on a conventional forming machine for securing the clamp to the rail. The clamp also includes a die tool holding section with two spaced apart lateral arms that extend upward from a body and which provide support for a die tool." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2009 (12/456,384). 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=83,71,566.PN.&OS=PN/83,71,566&RS=PN/83,71,566 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** New Jersey Inventors Develop Patent for Thermally Broken Beverage Container and Method of Fabrication ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Alex I. Khowaylo, Englewood, N.J., and Donald Van Biert, Upper Saddle River, N.J., have developed a patent (8,371,471) for a "thermally broken beverage container and method of fabrication." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A beverage container having a double-walled construction is provided. The container includes an inner wall with an inner bottom wall for containing a beverage, an outer wall which extends about the inner wall, and an outer bottom wall which extends under the inner bottom wall. A thermal break extends uninterrupted between the outer surface of the inner wall and the inner surface of the outer wall and the inner bottom and outer bottom walls. The container includes a top having an upper rim which joins the periphery of the top, the inner wall, and the outer wall." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2009 (12/395,393). 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=83,71,471.PN.&OS=PN/83,71,471&RS=PN/83,71,471 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** New Jersey Inventor Develops Patent for Electrical Dental Screw Implant ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- J. Lee Berger, Franklin Lakes, N.J., has developed a patent (8,374,697) for an "electrical dental screw implant." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Stimulation of bone growth to facilitate healing of a dental implant utilizing a interiorly threaded dental screw of nonconductive material in conjunction with a healing cap abutment whereby electrical stimulation facilitates healing of the surgical site. The device is powered by a battery for the purpose of creating an electrical-magnetic field to promote bone healing and bone formation. The electric magnetic field is directed to the bone around the device through a battery of a rechargeable type. A constant current is generated in a preferred range of about 5 .mu.A to about 20 .mu.A to stimulate bone healing and bone formation." The patent application was filed on Feb. 4, 2008 (12/656,615). 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=8,374,697&OS=8,374,697&RS=8,374,697 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** Kraft Foods Group Brands Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Kraft Foods Group Brands, Northfield, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,371,343) developed by Arthur A. Sagy, Guttenberg, N.J., and Julio A. Gonzalez, Jacksonville, Fla., for a "method and apparatus to facilitate determining proper placement of a liquid." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One provides (101) a plurality of one-way degassing valves (202) that are to be installed on corresponding containers and places (102) a viscous liquid (such as silicon oil) (205) in each of the plurality of one-way degassing valves to provide a corresponding plurality of installable one-way degassing valves (208). These teachings then provide for automatically and non-destructively determining (103), prior to installation of these valves on the corresponding containers, whether the viscous liquid has been properly placed. By one approach, this can comprise using a captured image (210) of at least a portion of each such one-way degassing valve to make this determination." The patent application was filed on April 24, 2008 (12/109,008). 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=8,371,343&OS=8,371,343&RS=8,371,343 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Philips Electronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Philips Electronics, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, has been assigned a patent (8,374,685) developed by four co-inventors for a "system, computer-readable medium, method, and use for combined epithelial early cancer diagnosis and staging." The co-inventors are Antonius Theodorus Martinus Van Gogh, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, Bernardus Hendrikus Wilhelmus Hendriks, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Hans Zou, Windsor, N.J., and Maarten Marinus Johannes Wilhelmus Van Herpen, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system (40) for diagnosis and staging of early stages of cancer in the tissue of a patient is provided. The system--is configured to combine information from a Polarized Light Scattering Spectroscopy measurement (70) having a first probe depth, and a Differential Path Length Spectroscopy measurement (60) having a second probe depth, wherein the second probe depth is set larger than' the first probe depth. By comparing the results of the Polarized Light Scattering Spectroscopy and Differential Path Length Spectroscopy measurements early stages of cancer, such as dysplasia may be detected. Also hyperplasia, carcinoma in situ, and carcinoma may be detected. A computer-readable medium, method and use are also provided." The patent application was filed on March 7, 2008 (12/529,552). 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=8,374,685&OS=8,374,685&RS=8,374,685 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** United Kingdom, New Jersey Inventors Develop Patent for Real-time Tracking of Non-rigid Objects in Image Sequences for Which the Background may be Changing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Rustam Stolkin, London, and Ionut Florescu, Hoboken, N.J., have developed a patent (8,374,388) for a "real-time tracking of non-rigid objects in image sequences for which the background may be changing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus is disclosed for tracking an arbitrarily moving object in a sequence of images where the background may be changing. The tracking is based on visual features, such as color or texture, where regions of images (such as those which represent the object being tracked or the background) can be characterized by statistical distributions of feature values. The method improves on the prior art by incorporating a means whereby characterizations of the background can be rapidly re-learned for each successive image frame. This makes the method robust against the scene changes that occur when the image capturing device moves. It also provides robustness in difficult tracking situations, such as when the tracked object passes in front of backgrounds with which it shares similar colors or other features. Furthermore, a method is disclosed for automatically detecting and correcting certain kinds of errors which may occur when employing this or other tracking methods." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2008 (12/317,317). 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=8,374,388&OS=8,374,388&RS=8,374,388 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Ethicon Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Ethicon, Somerville, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,371,308) developed by Robert A. Rousseau, Ottsville, Pa., Kevin S. Weadock, Hillsborough, N.J., and An-Amin Jason Sung, Warren, N.J., for a "magnetic implants and methods for treating an oropharyngeal condition." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Magnetic devices and implantation methods are provided for use in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The devices include a sheet-like element having ferromagnetic qualities. The device may also include a permanent magnet attached to the sheet-like element by magnetic forces. The devices are implanted in soft tissue surrounding the airway and in tissue space beneath the pharyngeal wall to exert forces on and/or change the shape of the soft tissue. The magnetic devices may also include a bladder containing a magnetorheological fluid that stiffens soft tissue when exposed to a magnetic field." The patent application was filed on Feb. 17, 2009 (12/378,573). 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=8,371,308&OS=8,371,308&RS=8,371,308 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for the Payment of Internet Content ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,374,958) developed by Stephen Michael Blott, Gillette, N.J., Henry F. Korth, Lower Gwynedd, Pa., and Clifford E. Martin, Martinsville, N.J., for a "method and apparatus for the payment of internet content." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A payment system for accessing Internet content is located within an Internet service providers network. The system includes an access controller (106) and a payment authority (108). When an end-user makes a request for a URL, the access controller terminates the request and determines whether the requested URL is one for which a charge for accessing the content referenced by that URL is required. That determination is made by comparing the requested URL with a set of rules that are supplied by all the content providers for which the service provider supports payment. If no match is found, the request is forwarded to the content provider. If a rule is found that matches the requested URL, the end-user is identified and the request is forwarded to the payment authority where a payment policy associated with the matched rule is applied. If the end-user fulfills the requirements of this payment policy, then access to the content is granted. The end-user may fulfill the requirements of the payment policy, for example, through a current subscription to a content provider's site, through an auto-payment agreement in which all charges of less than an agreed upon amount are automatically accepted, or by specifically accepting and agreeing to pay an indicated charge for accessing the requested content. In accepting any such payment arrangement, the end-user's account with the service provider is debited for the appropriate charge and the content provider's account is credited for the end-user's access." The patent application was filed on Aug. 29, 2002 (10/230,444). 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=8,374,958&OS=8,374,958&RS=8,374,958 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** New Jersey Inventor Develops Patent for Method and Apparatus for Controlling Rented or Leased or Loaned Equipment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Munroe Chirnomas, Morris Township, N.J., has developed a patent (8,374,967) for a "method and apparatus for controlling rented or leased or loaned equipment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus relating to the renting, leasing and/or loaning of electronic equipment operable and/or controllable by a computer, wherein one entity not in physical possession and/or control of the equipment desires control over another entity which has physical possession and/or control of the equipment. Such equipment may comprise a washing machine, medical, office or industrial equipment, a vending machine, etc. A central computer system includes software which enables management and execution of financial transactions between the entities, such as debiting or crediting of accounts held by these or other entities, or creating an invoice for one entity to present to another entity. Information used in making these financial transactions can be determined by analysis of information which may be communicated to the central computer system from at least one other source. Such source may include the control system of the controlled equipment, e.g., from a vending machine or the computer system of an interested entity." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2008 (12/145,480). 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=8,374,967&OS=8,374,967&RS=8,374,967 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Panasonic Assigned Patent for Universal Multimedia Optic Disc Player and Its Application for Revocable Copy Protection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Panasonic, Osaka, Japan, has been assigned a patent (8,374,488) developed by Han Zou, Windsor, N.J., and Hong Heather Yu, Princeton Junction, N.J., for "universal multimedia optic disc player and its application for revocable copy protection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The media player employs an operating system that supports a virtual machine into which auto-run playback programs may be loaded and run. The auto run playback program is stored on the media containing the program content, such as on an optical disc medium. When the medium is inserted in the player, the auto run playback program automatically launches and is thereafter used to access playback the media content. Support for legacy media is provided to allow the player to playback compact discs and DVD discs that were manufactured without the auto run playback program." The patent application was filed on April 9, 2009 (12/420,948). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,374,488&OS=8,374,488&RS=8,374,488 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Arieso Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Arieso, Newbury, United Kingdom, has been assigned a patent (8,374,596) developed by Stefan Ulrich Thiel, Newbury, United Kingdom, Mohsen Zadeh-Koochak, Woolton Hill, United Kingdom, and Michael Joseph Flanagan, Chester, N.J., for a "method and apparatus for deriving pathloss estimation values." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for deriving pathloss estimation values within a cellular communication network. The method comprises receiving pathloss data obtained from a plurality of wireless communication units located within the cellular communication network, receiving location information corresponding to the plurality of wireless communications units, associating received pathloss data with individual sectors within a coverage area of the cellular communication network based at least partly on the location information for the respective wireless communications unit, and deriving pathloss estimation values for individual sectors within the cellular communication network based at least partly on the received pathloss data." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2009 (12/643,192). 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=8,374,596&OS=8,374,596&RS=8,374,596 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microdose Therapeutx Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Microdose Therapeutx, Monmouth Junction, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,371,294) developed by Anand Gumaste, West Windsor, N.J., John Bowers, Clarksburg, N.J., and Douglas Weitzel, Hamilton, N.J., for a "method and apparatus for driving a transducer of an inhalation device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An inhaler is disclosed wherein medicament in a flat-bottomed container is aerosolized with a vibrator piezoelectric transducer. The transducer is driven by a signal that excites multiple harmonic frequencies to create a complex pattern of oscillations. A circuit for generating the drive signal to the transducer is also disclosed." The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2009 (12/392,686). 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=8,371,294&OS=8,371,294&RS=8,371,294 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** BASF Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,372,516) developed by five co-inventors for a "(meth)acrylate phosphonic esters as adhesion promoters." The co-inventors are Liliana Craciun, Carmel, N.Y., Ying Dong, Tarrytown, N.Y., Orest Polishchuk, Bayonne, N.J., Christopher Koenigsmann, Mahopac, N.Y., and Belinda W. Ho, New Milford, Conn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention is directed to compositions on a surface which comprise a) at least a (meth)acrylate prepolymer, b) an adhesion promoting monomer of formula (I) ##STR00001## wherein Q, R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.4, R.sub.5, m and n are defined herein. Further the compositions may be used to improve the adhesion to surfaces, especially metallic surfaces and may include additional optional components such as adhesion promoting photoinitiators." The patent application was filed on Oct. 21, 2009 (12/582,862). 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=8,372,516&OS=8,372,516&RS=8,372,516 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Novartis Consumer Health Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Novartis Consumer Health, Nyon, Switzerland, has been assigned a patent (8,372,426) developed by four co-inventors for a dietary fiber composition. The co-inventors are Nils William Ahlgren, Redwood City, Calif., Ronald Lee Dahl, Lincoln, Neb., Monte Lee Friesen, Lincoln, Neb., and Alexander Mark Schobel, Whitehouse Station, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a chewable composition containing granules of water-soluble dietary fiber. The chewable composition has highly agreeable organolpetic properties and is consumable without the need of an ingestion aid." The patent application was filed on Sept. 13, 2011 (13/231,173). 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=8,372,426&OS=8,372,426&RS=8,372,426 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cordis Assigned Patent for Twisted Anchoring Barb for Stent of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Cordis, Bridgewater, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,372,141) developed by David C. Majercak, Stewartsville, N.J., and Jin S. Park, Parsippany, N.J., for a "twisted anchoring barb for stent of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A stent is provided for an endoprosthesis having a main body portion and two leg portions, particularly suitable for treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurism. The stent includes barbs that are twisted and shaped set to point radially outward. Each barb, as formed, points substantially perpendicular relative to the longitudinal axis of the stent, even when in a non-deployed configuration. The motion to move the barb into a deployed configuration for gripping tissue is a twisting motion which moves the barb from being substantially aligned with the circumference of the stent to extending radially outwards from the stent. " The patent application was filed on Aug. 19, 2010 (12/859,382). 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=8,372,141&OS=8,372,141&RS=8,372,141 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** New York, New Jersey Inventors Develop Patent for Electric Can Opener and Method of Opening a Can ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Joseph Michael Cantore III, New York, Michael Tobin, Dix Hills, N.Y., James Emmett Towey, New York, Nisha Sawhney, New York, and Gennadi Fedorov, Blairstown, N.J., have developed a patent (8,371,033) for an "electric can opener and method of opening a can." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "To solve problems in a conventional electric can opening apparatus wherein it is impractical to drain the unwanted liquid from the inside of the can after opening the container and disposing of the top lid or top without touching it. The composite can opener includes a body with a gripping member gripping a can while an opening member cuts the top of the can open and a piston that selectively pushes the top into and out of the can after it has been cut." The patent application was filed on Aug. 18, 2010 (12/858,836). 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=8,371,033&OS=8,371,033&RS=8,371,033 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Abbott Biotechnology Assigned Patent for Methods of Treating Disorders Using Human Antibodies that Bind Human TNF.alpha.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Abbott Biotechnology, Hamilton, Bermuda, has been assigned a patent (8,372,400) developed by 13 co-inventors for "methods of treating disorders using human antibodies that bind human TNF.alpha.." The co-inventors are Jochen G. Salfeld, North Grafton, Mass., Deborah J. Allen, London, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Westborough, Mass., Boris Labkovsky, Marlborough, Mass., John A. Mankovich, Andover, Mass., Brian T. McGuinness, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Andrew J. Roberts, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Paul Sakorafas, Newton Highlands, Mass., Hendricus R.J.M. Hoogenboom, Hasselt, Belgium, David Schoenhaut, Clifton, N.J., Tristan J. Vaughan, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Michael White, Framingham, Mass., and Alison J. Wilton, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor .alpha. (hTNF.alpha.) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF.alpha. (e.g., K.sub.d=10.sup.-8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF.alpha. dissociation (e.g., K.sub.off=10.sup.-3 sec.sup.-1 or less) and neutralize hTNF.alpha. activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF.alpha. and for inhibiting hTNF.alpha. activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF.alpha. activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention." The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2009 (12/578,487). 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=8,372,400&OS=8,372,400&RS=8,372,400 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** BASF, Siemens Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Siemens, Munich, Germany, have been assigned a patent (8,372,290) developed by six co-inventors for a "magnetic separation of nonferrous metal ores by means of multi-stage conditioning." The co-inventors are Imme Domke, Jersey City, N.J., Alexej Michailovski, Ludwigshafen, Germany, Norbert Mronga, Dossenheim, Germany, Werner Hartmann, Weisendorf, Germany, Wolfgang Krieglstein, Rosstal, Germany, and Vladimir Danov, Erlangen, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a process for separating at least one first material from a mixture comprising this at least one first material and at least one second material, which comprises at least the following steps: (A) contacting of the mixture comprising at least one first material and at least one second material with at least one surface-active substance, if appropriate in the presence of at least one dispersion medium, with the surface-active substance binding to the at least one first material, (B) if appropriate, addition of at least one dispersion medium to the mixture obtained in step (A) in order to obtain a dispersion, (C) treatment of the dispersion from step (A) or (B) with at least one hydrophobic magnetic particle so that the at least one first material to which the at least one surface-active substance is bound and the at least one magnetic particle agglomerate, (D) separation of the agglomerate from step (C) from the mixture by application of a magnetic field in order to obtain the agglomerate and a mixture M1 depleted in agglomerate, and repetition of the steps (A) to (D)." The patent application was filed on March 3, 2010 (13/203,579). 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=8,372,290&OS=8,372,290&RS=8,372,290 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cordis Assigned Patent for Twisted Anchoring Barb for Stent of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Cordis, Bridgewater, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,372,142) developed by David C. Majercak, Stewartsville, N.J., and Jin S. Park, Parsippany, N.J., for a "twisted anchoring barb for stent of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A stent is provided for an endoprosthesis having a main body portion and two leg portions, particularly suitable for treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurism. The stent includes barbs that are twisted and shaped set to point radially outward. Each barb, as formed, points substantially perpendicular relative to the longitudinal axis of the stent, even when in a non-deployed configuration. The motion to move the barb into a deployed configuration for gripping tissue is a twisting motion which moves the barb from being substantially aligned with the circumference of the stent to extending radially outwards from the stent. " The patent application was filed on Aug. 19, 2010 (12/859,412). 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=8,372,142&OS=8,372,142&RS=8,372,142 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cordis Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Cordis, Bridgewater, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,372,143) developed by David C. Majercak, Stewartsville, N.J., and Jin S. Park, Parsippany, N.J., for a "twisted anchoring barb for stent of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A stent is provided for an endoprosthesis having a main body portion and two leg portions, particularly suitable for treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurism. The stent includes barbs that are twisted and shaped set to point radially outward. Each barb, as formed, points substantially perpendicular relative to the longitudinal axis of the stent, even when in a non-deployed configuration. The motion to move the barb into a deployed configuration for gripping tissue is a twisting motion which moves the barb from being substantially aligned with the circumference of the stent to extending radially outwards from the stent." The patent application was filed on Aug. 19, 2010 (12/859,433). 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=8,372,143&OS=8,372,143&RS=8,372,143 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Abbott Biotechnology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Abbott Biotechnology, Hamilton, Bermuda, has been assigned a patent (8,372,401) developed by 13 co-inventors for a "human antibodies that bind human TNF.alpha.." The co-inventors are Jochen G. Salfeld, North Grafton, Mass., Deborah J. Allen, London, Hendricus R.J.M. Hoogenboom, Hasselt, Belgium, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Westborough, Mass., Boris Labkovsky, Marlborough, Mass., John A. Mankovich, Andover, Mass., Brian T. McGuinness, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Andrew J. Roberts, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Paul Sakorafas, Newton Highlands, Mass., David Schoenhaut, Clifton, N.J., Tristan J. Vaughan, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Michael White, Framingham, Mass., and Alison J. Wilton, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor .alpha. (hTNF.alpha.) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF.alpha. (e.g., K.sub.d=10.sup.-8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF.alpha. dissociation (e.g., K.sub.off=10.sup.-3 sec.sup.-1 or less) and neutralize hTNF.alpha. activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF.alpha. and for inhibiting hTNF.alpha. activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF.alpha. activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention." The patent application was filed on May 8, 2012 (May 8, 2012). 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=8,372,401&OS=8,372,401&RS=8,372,401 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,374,131) developed by Yigal Bejerano, Springfield, N.J., Seung-Jae Han, Basking Ridge, N.J., and Mark A. Smith, Jersey City, N.J., for a "frequency planning method for wireless LANs." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method may include allocating channels of a wireless local area network (WLAN) including a plurality of access points to the plurality of access points based on a load of each access point. The load of each access point may include a user load and/or an interference load. The user load may be generated by each user of the access point. The interference load may be based on interference caused by transmissions between the remainder of the plurality of access points and users of the remainder of the plurality of access points." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2008 (12/071,864). 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=8,374,131.PN.&OS=PN/8,374,131&RS=PN/8,374,131 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Thomson Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Thomson Licensing, Boulogne-Billancourt, France, has been assigned a patent (8,374,239) developed by Peng Yin, West Windsor, N.J., Jill MacDonald Boyce, Manalapan, N.J., and Purvin Bibhas Pandit, Franklin Park, N.J., for a "method and apparatus for macroblock adaptive inter-layer intra texture prediction." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There are provided scalable video encoders and decoders and corresponding methods for scalable video encoding and decoding. A scalable video encoder includes an encoder for selectively using spatial intra prediction to code, on a macroblock adaptive basis, an enhancement layer residue generated between an enhancement layer macroblock and a corresponding upsampled base layer macroblock." The patent application was filed on May 18, 2006 (11/988,696). 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=8,374,239.PN.&OS=PN/8,374,239&RS=PN/8,374,239 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Providing IP Mobility and IP Routing in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,374,124) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for providing IP mobility and IP routing in ad hoc wireless networks." The co-inventors are David Abusch-Magder, Maplewood, N.J., Peter Bosch, New Providence, N.J., Milind M. Buddhikot, Manalapan, N.J., Thierry Etienne Klein, Fanwood, N.J., Paul Anthony Polakos, Marlboro, N.J., and Harish Viswanathan, Morristown, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention includes methods and apparatuses for supporting mobility management and packet routing in ad hoc wireless networks. A method for mobility management includes detecting, at a first base station, a request by a wireless device to establish an association with the first base station where the first base station comprises a mobile base station, updating an association table of the first base station to include an association of the wireless device to the first base station, and propagating, toward a second base station, a message adapted to update an association table of the second base station, wherein the second base station is a mobile base station, wherein the message is propagated toward the second base station wirelessly. The packet routing functions of the present invention may be used independent of, or in conjunction with, the mobility management functions of the present invention." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2007 (11/772,153). 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=8,374,124.PN.&OS=PN/8,374,124&RS=PN/8,374,124 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** New Jersey Inventors Develop Patent for Process for the Treatment of Bacterial Infections Using 2-phenyl-1,2-benzisoselenazol-3(2H)-one 1-oxide ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Blase Christopher Billack, Clifton, N.J., and Aneta Marta Billack, Clifton, N.J., have developed a patent (8,372,869) for a "process for the treatment of bacterial infections using 2-phenyl-1,2-benzisoselenazol-3(2H)-one 1-oxide." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The subject invention demonstrates a novel antibacterial activity for 2-phenyl-1,2-benzisoselenazol-3(2H)-one 1-oxide, commonly referred to as ebselen se-oxide, and is directed to the treatment of bacterial infections by administration of an effective amount of said compound. Bacterial infections include those infections which are either systemic or superficial in nature. The treatment is intended for a variety of animals, such as premature neonates to adult humans. Administration of ebselen se-oxide to treat superficial bacterial infections may be performed by a topical application, such as via an ointment, a spray, a cream, a mouth wash, an eye drop solution, an ear drop solution, a soap, a gel, or a lotion. In addition, an antibacterial capsule can be administered orally or intravaginally. Administration of ebselen se-oxide to treat systemic bacterial infections may be performed by an intravenous route, a rectal route, an intranasal route, an oral route, an intramuscular route, or by inhalation. Administration of said compound may also be achieved via aerosol, which can be generated by a nebulizer. Ebselen se-oxide may be administered alone, or with a carrier such as dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), an alcohol, or other suitable carrier. The effective daily amount of ebselen se-oxide is from about 1 .mu.g/kg to 10 mg/kg of body weight." The patent application was filed on March 9, 2009 (12/381,120). 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=8,372,869.PN.&OS=PN/8,372,869&RS=PN/8,372,869 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Signum Biosciences Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Signum Biosciences, Monmouth Junction, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,372,884) developed by nine co-inventors for an "isoprenyl compounds and methods thereof." The co-inventors are Jeffry B. Stock, Princeton, N.J., Maxwell Stock, Rocky Hill, N.J., Keshava Rapole, Edison, N.J., Seung-Yub Lee, Princeton, N.J., Michael Voronkov, Pennington, N.J., Eduardo Perez, Somerset, N.J., Joel Gordon, Princeton Junction, N.J., Shuyi Chen, Somerset, N.J., and Jinglong Chen, Newark, Del.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Among other things, the present invention provides novel isoprenyl compounds capable of effectively modulating inflammatory responses and pharmaceutical, cosmetic, cosmeceutical and topical compositions comprising these isoprenyl compounds. Anti-inflammatory compounds of the present invention are useful in treating or preventing diseases or conditions associated with inflammation. Proinflammatory compounds of the present invention are useful in treating or preventing diseases or conditions associated with suppression of inflammatory responses. Thus, the present invention also provides methods useful in the treatment or prevention of diseases or conditions associated with inflammation as well as methods useful in the treatment or prevention of diseases or conditions associated with suppression of inflammatory responses." The patent application was filed on Nov. 12, 2009 (12/616,781). 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=8,372,884.PN.&OS=PN/8,372,884&RS=PN/8,372,884 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** GLOBALFOUNDRIES Assigned Patent for Semiconductor Transistor Device Structure with Back Side Source/Drain Contact Plugs, and Related Manufacturing Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, has been assigned a patent (8,373,228) developed by Bin Yang, Mahwah, N.J., Rohit Pal, Mahwah, N.J., and Michael Hargrove, Clinton Corners, N.J., for a "semiconductor transistor device structure with back side source/drain contact plugs, and related manufacturing method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of fabricating a semiconductor device with back side conductive plugs is provided here. The method begins by forming a gate structure overlying a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) substrate. The SOI substrate has a support layer, an insulating layer overlying the support layer, an active semiconductor region overlying the insulating layer, and an isolation region outboard of the active semiconductor region. A first section of the gate structure is formed overlying the isolation region and a second section of the gate structure is formed overlying the active semiconductor region. The method continues by forming source/drain regions in the active semiconductor region, and thereafter removing the support layer from the SOI substrate. Next, the method forms conductive plugs for the gate structure and the source/drain regions, where each of the conductive plugs passes through the insulating layer." The patent application was filed on Jan. 14, 2010 (12/687,607). 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=8,373,228.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,228&RS=PN/8,373,228 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** New Jersey Inventors Develop Patent for Pivoting Training Device for a Baseball Batter ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Susan DelGreco, Millburn, N.J., and Carol West, Maplewood, N.J., have developed a patent (8,371,963) for "pivoting training device for a baseball batter." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention is a training device for baseball batters and, more generally, is a training device for any athletic motion that utilizes a foot pivoting movement. The invention has a mat, pivot device and toe hold. The mat is approximately the size of baseball batters box. For baseball training, the mat is placed in the batters box such that the pivot device is facing the rear. The baseball player places his rear foot on the pivot device and his front foot in one of the toe holds. The baseball player trains by maintaining rear foot contact on the pivot, and pivoting his rear foot during the swing." The patent application was filed on Jan. 24, 2011 (12/931,056). 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=8,371,963&OS=8,371,963&RS=8,371,963 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** New Jersey Inventor Develops Patent for Rotary Dust Protection Apparatus ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Brad Smythe Clayton, Brick, N.J., has developed a patent (8,371,907) for a "rotary dust protection apparatus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A rotary abrasive device and for facilitating the removal of dust from a work surface. The rotary abrasive device may include a plenum, a plenum coupled to a vacuum source via a plenum exhaust. The shape of said plenum may be varied depending upon application. The plenum exhaust is right biased in a clockwise shaft rotation in order to pick-up debris off of a clockwise rotating abrasive device. The invention may include a rotary constraining member to allow the shaft to rotate freely through the plenum and a locking means to keep the plenum in a substantially fixed position. According to further illustrative embodiments of this aspect of the invention, the plenum one or more inlets of a fixed or varying width to pick-up debris off of a work surface." The patent application was filed on Jan. 20, 2010 (12/690,187). 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=8,371,907&OS=8,371,907&RS=8,371,907 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ivoclar Vivadent Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 -- Ivoclar Vivadent, Schaan, Liechtenstein, has been assigned a patent (8,371,851) developed by six co-inventors for a dental implant abutment. The co-inventors are Jeffrey Smith, Amherst, N.Y., Robert Ganley, Williamsville, N.Y., Dmitri Brodkin, Livingston, N.J., Armin Ospelt, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, Tobias Specht, Ruggell, Liechtenstein, and Hans Peter Foser, Balzers, Liechtenstein.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A dental implant abutment for attaching a dental prosthesis within a patient's mouth. The abutment is a single unit structure fabricated of a ceramic material, multicolored throughout to match the color of the dental prosthesis, the surrounding dentition and the surrounding gingival tissue." The patent application was filed on Feb. 7, 2008 (12/027,657). 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=8,371,851&OS=8,371,851&RS=8,371,851 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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