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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Maryland (Dec. 2)
[December 02, 2010]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Maryland (Dec. 2)


(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Maryland.

*** Ornamental Design for Guitar Headstock Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- An inventor has developed an ornamental design for a guitar headstock. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. D628,232). The inventor is Bruce Jacob, Laurel, Md.



The application was filed on May 20, 2009 (No. D/337,365), and the document is available 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=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Public Key Framework Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- An inventor has invented a public key framework. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,844,816). The inventor is David Karchov, Rockville, Md.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A public key (PK) framework for allowing a relying party to act as a trust anchor to authenticate a subscriber. The framework provides a directory system under the control of the relying party, wherein the directory system includes: a storage system for storing certificates received from subscribers in a database, wherein the certificates are issued by a plurality of different certificate authorities; a management system for managing records in the database associated with subscribers; and a validation system that allows the relying party to retrieve certificates from the database in order to authenticate subscribers." The patent was assigned to International Business Machines Corp. (http://www.ibm.com/), Armonk, N.Y. The application was filed on June 8, 2005 (No. 11/148,772), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=8&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Internet Protocol Communications System Security Providing Apparatus Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- An inventor has invented an apparatus for providing security in Internet Protocol (IP) communications systems. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,844,814). The inventor is Robert T. Baum, Gaithersburg, Md.


An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Methods and apparatus detecting attempts to obtain IP addresses by faking a MAC address in a data portion of an IP address request message are described. In accordance with the present invention, rather than use standard address allocation protocols, e.g., ARP, the DNS DCHP contacts the requesting edge router via a private secure network. The MAC address received in the address request is compared to the MAC addresses stored in the edge routers port/MAC address resolution table. If the MAC address received in the request message cannot be found in the edge router's table which was created from the MAC address included in the message's header, a fraudulent attempt to obtain a MAC address is declared. The fraudulent attempt to obtain an IP address can be reported and steps taken to identify the perpetrator of the fraud." The patent was assigned to Verizon Services Corp. (http://www.verizon.com/), Ashburn, Va. The application was filed on Dec. 10, 2007 (No. 11/953,753), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=9&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Ornamental Design for On-Demand Real Time Video Training System Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Five inventors have developed an ornamental design for an on-demand real time video training and self analysis system. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. D628,171). The co-inventors are Clive B. Wright and Gary W. Egerton, Silver Spring, Md.; Shant A. Babaian, Alexandria, Va.; Ghassem Sharifi, Oakton, Va.; and Souren Hakopian, Vienna, Va.

The application was filed on Sept. 2, 2009 (No. D/316,211), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=3&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Portable Computerized Device with Network Security Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Four inventors have invented a portable computerized device with a network security. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,844,706). The co-inventors are Stephen E. Levin, Poway, Calif.; Edwin H. Wrench, San Diego; James M. Holden, Valley Center, Calif.; and James O. Nickel, Dayton, Md.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A portable computerized device useful within a network and adapted to provide communication security. In one embodiment, the network comprises an untrusted network, and the portable device comprises network security apparatus adapted to create associations with other network security devices on the network. Traffic between the associated devices may be encrypted for e.g., data confidentiality and integrity protection. In one variant, the network security apparatus comprises a software entity disposed at least partly within the software stack of a host computer. A card-like hardware structure may also be used as part of the security apparatus. The host computer may be untrusted (e.g., have an untrusted operating system)." The patent was assigned to Round Rock Research LLC (http://www.roundrockresearch.com/), Mount Kisco, N.Y. The application was filed on July 11, 2007 (No. 11/776,461), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=10&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Ornamental Design for Guitar Body Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- An inventor has developed an ornamental design for a guitar body. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. D628,231). The inventor is Bruce Jacob, Laurel, Md.

The application was filed on May 21, 2009 (No. D/337,386), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=2&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Ornamental Design for Seasoning Package Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Two inventors have developed an ornamental design for a seasoning package. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. D628,090). The co-inventors are Deborah Stuiber and Lisa Charyszyn, Baltimore.

The patent was assigned to McCormick & Co. Inc. (http://www.mccormick.com/), Sparks, Md. The application was filed on May 7, 2009 (No. D/336,710), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=4&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Ornamental Design for Furniture Base Design Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Four inventors have developed an ornamental design for a furniture base design. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. D627,994). The co-inventors are Paul J. Wahl, Ferdinand, Ind.; Sherry A. Foster and Cynthia A. Wehr, Jasper, Ind.; and Deaderia W. Morris, Frederick, Md.

The patent was assigned to Kimball International Inc. (http://www.kimball.com/), Jasper, Ind. The application was filed on Feb. 24, 2010 (No. D/356,333), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=5&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Multiple Channel Architecture Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Four inventors have invented a novel multiple channel architecture. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,844,985). The co-inventors are Alfred E. Bonner, Bethesda, Md.; John S. McCoskey, Derwood, Md.; John S. Hendricks, Potomac, Md.; and Michael L. Asmussen, Herndon, Va.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A novel multiple channel architecture is designed to allow targeted advertising directed to television terminals connected to an operations center or a cable headend. Advertisements are displayed during commercial breaks in the television programs. Such advertisements may be broadcast on the same channel as the television program. In addition, feeder channels may carry alternate advertising that may be better suited for certain viewing audiences. The operations center or the cable headend generate a group assignment plan that assigns the television terminals to groups, based on factors such as area of dominant influence, household income and other demographic data, and programs watched data gathered by the television terminals. A switching plan is then generated that instructs the television terminals to remain with the program channel or to switch to one of the alternate feeder channels during the program breaks. The television terminals record which channels were viewed during the program breaks, and report this information to the cable headends and the operations center. The reported information is used to generate billing for commercial advertisers, and to analyze viewer watching habits. The invention uses upstream data reception hardware, databases and processing hardware and software to accomplish these functions." The patent was assigned to Comcast I.P. Holdings I LLC, Wilmington, Del. The application was filed on Oct. 4, 2002 (No. 10/263,806), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=6&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Network File Sharing Method Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- An inventor has invented a network file sharing method. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,844,681). The inventor is Robert Depelteau, Severna Park, Md.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A method for writing file data from client to server which comprises writing file data from a client to a server, wherein the client issues to the server a file transfer proposal that includes the names of a plurality of files to be transferred and attributes of each of the plurality of files. The server determines optimum memory locations for the plurality of files and optimum sequence and size of data transfer and issues to the client a request to transfer the plurality of files in a sequence that is optimized for memory location and minimal number of data transfers, thereby maximizing data transfer rate from the client to the server. Client computer, server computer, and network apparatus that are configured to implement the method are also disclosed." The patent was assigned to EMC Corp. (http://www.emc.com/), Hopkinton, Mass. The application was filed on June 21, 2006 (No. 11/471,761), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=11&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Latent Semantic Clustering Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- An inventor has invented a latent semantic clustering. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,844,566). The inventor is Janusz Wnek, Germantown, Md.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "An embodiment of the present invention provides a computer-based method for automatically identifying clusters of conceptually-related documents in a collection of documents, including the following steps: generating a document-representation of each document in an abstract mathematical space; identifying a plurality of document clusters in the collection of documents based on a conceptual similarity between respective pairs of the document-representations, wherein each document cluster is associated with an exemplary document and a plurality of other documents; and identifying a non-intersecting document cluster from among the plurality of document clusters based on (i) a conceptual similarity between the document-representation of the exemplary document and the document-representation of each document in the non-intersecting cluster and (ii) a conceptual dissimilarity between a cluster-representation of the non-intersecting document cluster and a cluster-representation of each other document cluster. Variants of the method enable creating hierarchy of clusters and conducting incremental updates of preexisting hierarchical structures." The patent was assigned to Content Analyst Co. LLC (http://www.contentanalyst.com/), Reston, Va. The application was filed on May 11, 2006 (No. 11/431,664), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=12&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Interbank Process Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- An inventor has invented an interbank process. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,844,537). The inventor is Norman Understein, Potomac, Md.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "In transactions between a consumer and a merchant where a merchant requires a deposit for participation, a method and system are provided for intermediating the transaction (10). The system enables a consumer to secure the required deposit amount for the transaction with funds deposited in one of a bank account (14) or a special deposit account (16). Fees are generated based on a percentage of the deposit amount secured with the deposited funds and/or by providing an interest rate on funds deposited in the special deposit account (16) with a fixed spread from a bank interest rate. The system assures merchants that deposit funds have been reserved for a particular transaction, and enables consumers to participate in such transactions without requiring an actual transfer of funds." The patent was assigned to eDeposit Corp. (http://www.edeposit.com/), Silver Spring, Md. The application was filed on Sept. 6, 2001 (No. 10/363,160), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=14&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Method for Improved Order Entry Using Market Depth Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Three inventors have invented a method for improved order entry using market depth. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,844,531). The co-inventors are Fred Monroe, Silver Spring, Md., Michael J. Burns, Riverside, Ill., and Scott F. Singer, Lake Bluff, Ill.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Market depth information pertaining to the hedging side is utilized to intelligently break a non-hedging order into multiple orders, such that the orders rest at cascading price levels. This way, the trader can benefit from sweeps in the book and still properly accound for the market depth on the hedging side. Further, there is a greater probability of receiving "partials" on the spread order. In addition, hedge orders may be sent at multiple price levels, or sent to the market in pieces over time. By applying a more intelligent process to hedge orders (as opposed to "fire and forget") an alternative beyond limit orders that can be leged or market orders is provided." The patent was assigned to Trading Technologies International Inc. (http://www.tradingtechnologies.com/), Chicago. The application was filed on June 5, 2009 (No. 12/479,231), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=15&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Automated Real-Time Distributed Tag Reader Network Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Two inventors have invented an automated real-time distributed tag reader network. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,844,505). The co-inventors are Michael R. Arneson, Westminster, Md., and William R. Bandy, Gambrills, Md.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A method and system for conducting an inventory of items by a network tag reader, wherein a tag is attached to each item and each tag is permanently assigned a tag identification number (Tag ID). A method according to the present invention includes selecting one of a plurality of remote access sensor modules, where the selected remote access sensor module has a coverage pattern that defines a physical area. The method also includes interrogating tags through the selected remote access sensor module. These tags are within the physical area defined by the coverage pattern. As a result of the interrogating step, the network tag reader receives information regarding these tags. This information is stored in a plurality of inventory records." The patent was assigned to Symbol Technologies Inc., Holtsville, N.Y. The application was filed on Feb. 3, 2000 (No. 09/496,960), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=16&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Emergency Telephone Service Providing Apparatus Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Two inventors have invented an apparatus for providing emergency telephone service to IP-based telephone users. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,843,934). The co-inventors are Robert T. Baum, Gaithersburg, Md., and Jim Curry, Herndon, Va.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "For purposes of servicing emergency calls, such as 911 calls, a telephone number is associated with each edge router port used to provide IP service to a customer premise location. A telephone number is associated with the edge router port and the corresponding customer location. The telephone number and location information are stored in a database used for providing emergency calling party location information. When a switch used for routing IP calls detects a telephone call to an emergency call center it determines the edge router port from which the call was placed and the telephone number associated with the port for emergency call purposes. The call is then forwarded to the emergency call service center with the determined telephone number being supplied as the calling party number. Performing a lookup operation using the supplied telephone number the emergency service operator determines the location from which the call was placed." The patent was assigned to Verizon Services Corp. (http://www.verizon.com/), Ashburn, Va. The application was filed on June 9, 2003 (No. 10/457,111), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=23&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Retroreflectors Detecting System Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Three inventors have invented a system for detecting retroreflectors. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,843,557). The co-inventors are Stanley Albert Moroz, Waldorf, Md., Duane Allen Burchick Sr., Fort Washington, Md., and Andrew Paul Brosky, Hughesville, Md.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "An optical device that may include a sighting portion including an optical axis; an electromagnetic beam source coupled to said sighting portion, electromagnetic beam source facilitates generating a source beam including an axis that is substantially parallel to said optical axis; an optical surface coupled to said electromagnetic beam source; and a frequency filter coupled within said sighting portion." The patent was assigned to Cardinal Scientific Inc. (http://www.cardinalscientific.com/), Waldorf, Md. The application was filed on Sept. 26, 2008 (No. 12/232,943), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=28&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Talking Heads Conversational Visual Prosody Providing Method Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Four inventors have invented a method for providing conversational visual prosody for talking heads. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,844,467). The co-inventors are Thomas M. Isaacson, Huntingtown, Md., Volker Franz Strom, Jersey City, N.J., Eric Cosatto, Highlands, N.J., and Hans Peter Graf, Lincroft, N.J.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A system and method of controlling the movement of a virtual agent while the agent is listening to a human user during a conversation is disclosed. The method comprises receiving speech data from the user, performing a prosodic analysis of the speech data and controlling the virtual agent movement according to the prosodic analysis." The patent was assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property II L.P., New York. The application was filed on Jan. 25, 2008 (No. 12/020,049), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=18&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Cardiac Events Detection Method Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Five inventors have invented a method for the detection of cardiac events. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,844,323). The co-inventors are Robert E. Fischell, Dayton, Md., Steven R. Johnson and David R. Fischell, Fair Haven, N.J., Tim A. Fischell, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Jonathan Harwood, Rumson, N.J.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Disclosed is a system for the detection of cardiac events that includes an implanted device called a cardiosaver, a physician's programmer and an external alarm system. The system is designed to provide early detection of cardiac events such as acute myocardial infarction or exercise induced myocardial ischemia caused by an increased heart rate or exertion. The system can also alert the patient with a less urgent alarm if a heart arrhythmia is detected. Using different algorithms, the cardiosaver can detect a change in the patient's electrogram that is indicative of a cardiac event within five minutes after it occurs and then automatically warn the patient that the event is occurring. To provide this warning, the system includes an internal alarm sub-system (internal alarm means) within the cardiosaver and/or an external alarm system (external alarm means) which are activated after the ST segment of the electrogram exceeds a preset threshold." The patent was assigned to Angel Medical Systems Inc. (http://www.angel-med.com/), Fair Haven, N.J. The application was filed on June 22, 2007 (No. 11/812,827), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=20&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Message Exchange Network Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Three inventors have invented a message exchange network. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,844,285). The co-inventors are Timothy J. Lorello, Gambrills, Md., Reuben D. Hart, Odenton, Md., and Constantin Horatiu Puscas, Glen Burnie, Md.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A message exchange network is disclosed in which at least two different methods of storing messages in memories of message storage entities, e.g., a mobile handset, an SMSC, an e-mail client, or an e-mail server, are utilized based on the type and the content of the information contained within the message. An information service message containing information that is supercedingly updateable, e.g., stock quote, weather or traffic information, is stored using a replacement method by which an older message previously stored is replaced by a newly received message. All other types of messages are stored using an append method by which the newly received message is stored in an unoccupied available memory location. In a disclosed embodiment, message identifier included in the message itself provides information necessary to distinguish between the aforementioned two types of messages. In a disclosed embodiment, a block of message identifiers is reserved for storage of information service messages. The architectures and methods for receipt, delivery and storage of messages disclosed herein replaceable and/or on demand update of information service messages while providing efficient use of memory in which the messages are stored, avoiding the annoyance and inconvenience to the subscriber in having to scroll through numerous stale and/or obsolete messages in order to view the most current up to date message and having to manually selecting and deleting obsolete and stale messages, and avoiding unnecessary deliveries of the obsolete and stale messages by message centers." The patent was assigned to TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (http://www.telecomsys.com/), Annapolis, Md. The application was filed on June 14, 2004 (No. 10/865,924), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=22&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Estimation of Time-Varying Latency Based on Network Trace Information Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Three inventors have invented estimation of time-varying latency based on network trace information. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,843,815). The co-inventors are Dana Znamova and John Strohm, Rockville, Md., and Patrick J. Malloy, Washington.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Time-varying latency is estimated based on the round-trip time between the time of sending a message and the time of receiving an acknowledgement of receipt of the message. The round-trip time relative to a transmitter is modeled as a combination of known, or determinable, delays, plus an unknown latency, plus a processing/acknowledgement delay at the receiver. The estimated time-varying latency is further refined to give more weight to estimates based on fewer unknowns or a lesser magnitude of unknowns, and to impose physical constraints, such as assuring that the estimate does not imply an unrealizable event. TCP-specific constraints and assumptions are also applied to further refine the latency estimates." The patent was assigned to OPNET Technologies Inc. (http://www.opnet.com/), Bethesda, Md. The application was filed on May 22, 2007 (No. 11/752,283), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=27&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Wireless Local Area Network Antenna System Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Four inventors have invented a wireless local area network antenna system. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,843,387). The co-inventors are Khosro Shamsaifar, Cornelius DuToit and Louise C. Sengupta, Ellicott City, Md., and Donya He, Potomac Falls, Va.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "An embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus, comprising a plurality of sub-arrays and at least one beamformer driving the plurality of sub-arrays, the at least one beamformer employing at least one phase shifter." The patent was assigned to Paratek Microwave Inc. (http://www.paratek.com/), Nashua, N.H. The application was filed on Sept. 23, 2008 (No. 12/284,516), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=29&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Network Simulator Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Six inventors have invented a network simulator. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,844,423). The co-inventors are Karthikeyan Chandrashekar and Paul M. Janes, Bethesda, Md., David James Boyd, Fulton, Md., Ibrahim Utku Moral, Gaithersburg, Md., Alain J. Cohen, McLean, Va., and Pradeep Singh, Arlington, Va.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Channel access delays and reception uncertainty are modeled as protocol-independent generic processes that are optimized for improved simulation performance. The generic process components are designed such that each different protocol can be modeled using an arrangement of these components that is specific to the protocol. In this way, speed and/or accuracy improvements to the generic process components are reflected in each of such protocol models. If an accurate analytic model is not available for the generic process component, a prediction engine, such as a neural network, is preferably used. The prediction engine is trained using the existing detailed models of network devices. Once trained, the prediction engine is used to model the generic process, and the protocol model that includes the generic component is used in lieu of the detailed models, thereby saving substantial processing time." The patent was assigned to OPNET Technologies Inc. (http://www.opnet.com/), Bethesda, Md. The application was filed on Oct. 20, 2007 (No. 11/875,900), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=19&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Methods for Magnetic-Resonance-Guided Interventional Procedures Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Eight inventors have invented methods for magnetic-resonance-guided interventional procedures. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,844,319). The co-inventors are Robert C. Susil, Gwyneth Susil, Henry R. Halperin, Ronald D. Berger, Hugh Calkins and Paul Bottomley, Baltimore, and Albert C. Lardo, Baldin, Md. The international inventor is Ergin Atalar, Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Herein is disclosed a probe, including a first electrode disposed at least partially on the probe surface, a second electrode disposed at least partially on the probe surface, a first conductor electrically coupled to the first electrode, a second conductor electrically coupled to the second electrode, and a reactive element electrically coupling the first conductor and the second conductor." The application was filed on April 15, 2002 (No. 10/123,534), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=21&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Information Providing Method Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- An inventor has invented a method for providing information related to an internet protocol address. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,843,923). The inventor is Robert T. Baum, Gaithersburg, Md.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Methods and apparatus for providing location and other customer information corresponding to an IP addresses, including dynamically assigned IP address, are described. A port of an edge router is assigned to serve as a customer's point of access to an IP based network. Customer information including the location of the customer premises from which the IP network is accessed through the assigned edge router port is stored in a database associating edge router and port information with customer information. When information about a customer using an IP address is desired a database associating IP addresses with edge routers, e.g., edge which acted as proxies to facilitate IP address leasing is consulted. The edge router corresponding to the IP address of interest is then contacted to determine the port number associated with the IP address. Recovered edge router and port number information is then used to access the customer information database." The patent was assigned to Verizon Services Corp. (http://www.verizon.com/), Ashburn, Va. The application was filed on Jan. 6, 2003 (No. 10/337,106), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=24&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Multiple Wireless Communication Technologies Supporting Methods Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- An inventor has invented methods for supporting multiple wireless communication technologies. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,843,870). The inventor is Masoud Olfat, Clarksville, Md.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Systems and methods for supporting multiple wireless communications technologies are provided. When a first and second base station operate according to different wireless communication technologies on the same carrier frequency in different cells or on different carrier frequencies in the same cell the frame structure of each base station is controlled in such a way that idle periods of transmissions from one base station are aligned with idle periods of the other base station. When the first and second base stations are located in the same cell and operate on the same carrier frequency the frames of the first and second base stations are time-interlaced." The patent was assigned to Clear Wireless LLC (http://www.clearwire.com/), Kirkland, Wash. The application was filed on Nov. 7, 2006 (No. 11/593,476), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=25&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Traffic Independent Survivability Analysis System Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Six inventors have invented a traffic independent survivability analysis system. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,843,840). The co-inventors are Arun Pasupathy, Gaithersburg, Md., Vinod Jeyachandran, Rockville, Md., Pradeep K. Singh and Alain J. Cohen, McLean, Va., Yonghuan Cao, Morrisville, N.C., and Vanko Vankov, San Francisco.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "First-order effects of hypothesized fault conditions are determined by propagating discrete test packets between select nodes and noting the change of path, if any, taken by the test packet under each condition relative to the fault-free path. Tools are provided to create classes of node pairs of interest, and test packets are created only for select classes. The network is analyzed to identify fault conditions that are likely to impact system performance, and only these fault conditions are simulated. By providing a methodology for selecting classes of node pairs to test, and prioritizing the faults to simulate, a first-order survivability analysis of large networks can be performed efficiently and effectively. The efficiency of this technique is also enhanced by providing test packets that are representative of a wide range of possible source-destination combinations, and by evaluating only the source-destination combinations that may be directly affected by each fault condition." The patent was assigned to OPNET Technologies Inc. (http://www.opnet.com/), Bethesda, Md. The application was filed on Aug. 20, 2008 (No. 12/195,393), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=26&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Power Supply Apparatus Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Two inventors have invented a power supply apparatus connectable/disconnectable to a direct current device of a single output. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,843,088). The co-inventors are Harry Leonard Perper, North Potomac, Md., and James Randall Beckers, Rockville, Md.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A system is described that turns off a high power, power supply when a device no longer needs high power. A low power, power supply or a rechargeable battery provides power to determine when the device again needs high power. The low power supply consumes a minimum possible power when the device does not need high power and the power rechargeable battery is not charged. That is, the high power and low power, power supplies are turned on or off based on the real time power consumption of the device and the charged state of the battery. The power need of the device is monitored by a current shunt monitoring circuit." The application was filed on Aug. 21, 2008 (No. 12/195,813), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=31&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Three inventors have invented histone deacetylase inhibitors. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,842,727). The co-inventors are Hsuan-Yin Lan-Hargest, Fallston, Md., Norbert L. Wiech, Phoenix, Md., and Robert J. Kaufman, St. Louis.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Histone deacetylase is a metallo-enzyme with zinc at the active site. Compounds having a zinc-binding moiety, such as, for example, a hydroxamic acid group or a carboxylic acid group, can inhibit histone deacetylase. Histone deacetylase inhibition can repress gene expression, including expression of genes related to tumor suppression. Accordingly, inhibition of histone deacetylase can provide an alternate route for treating cancer, hematological disorders, e.g., hemoglobinopathies, genetic disorders, e.g. Huntington's disease and spinal muscular atrophy and genetic related metabolic disorders, e.g., cystic fibrosis and adrenoleukodystrophy." The patent was assigned to Errant Gene Therapeutics LLC (http://www.errantgene.com/), Chicago. The application was filed on July 20, 2006 (No. 11/489,519), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=37&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Musical Keys Predicting Method Developed by Inventor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- An inventor has invented a method for predicting musical keys from an audio source representing a musical composition. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,842,878). The inventor is Yakov Vorobyev, Rockville, Md.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "A system and method thereof for determining the musical key of a musical composition. The system includes a database of reference musical works, defined by both a root musical key and a note strength profile, and a musical key estimation system that detects the musical key of the musical compositing based on relationships between the note strength profiles of the reference works and the note strength profile of the musical composition." The patent was assigned to Mixed in Key LLC (http://www.mixedinkey.com/), Rockville, Md. The application was filed on May 27, 2008 (No. 12/127,511), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=32&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Five inventors have invented histone deacetylase inhibitors. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,842,835). The co-inventors are Mira Jung and Pavel A. Petukhov, Rockville, Md., Anatoly Dritschilo, Bethesda, Md., Bin Chen and Alan P. Kozikowski, Arlington, Va.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "The invention provides novel classes of HDAC inhibitors. Methods of sensitizing a cancer cell to the cytotoxic effects of radiotherapy are also provided as well as methods for treating cancer and methods for treating neurological diseases. Additionally, the invention further provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising an HDAC inhibitor of the invention, and kits comprising a container containing an HDAC inhibitor of the invention." The patent was assigned to Georgetown University (http://www.georgetown.edu/), Washington. The application was filed on July 7, 2003 (No. 10/614,498), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=33&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Isolated Polynucleotide Molecule Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Five inventors have invented an isolated polynucleotide molecule. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,842,798). The co-inventors are Ursula Buchholz and Peter L. Collins, Silver Spring, Md., Brian R. Murphy, Bethesda, Md., and Stephen S. Whitehead, Montgomery Village, Md. The international inventor is Christine D. Krempl, Merzhausen, Germany.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Chimeric human-bovine respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are infectious and attenuated in humans and other mammals and useful in vaccine formulations for eliciting an anti-RSV immune response. Also provided are isolated polynucleotide molecules and vectors incorporating a chimeric RSV genome or antigenome which includes a partial or complete human or bovine RSV "background" genome or antigenome combined or integrated with one or more heterologous gene(s) or genome segment(s) of a different RSV strain. In preferred aspects of the invention, chimeric RSV incorporate a partial or complete bovine RSV background genome or antigenome combined with one or more heterologous gene(s) or genome segment(s) from a human RSV. A variety of additional mutations and nucleotide modifications are provided within the human-bovine chimeric RSV of the invention to yield desired phenotypic and structural effects." The patent was assigned to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The application was filed on Aug. 11, 2005 (No. 11/203,620), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=34&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Anti Tubercular Drug Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Six inventors have invented anti tubercular drug. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,842,729). The co-inventors are Marina Nikolaevna Protopopova, Silver Springs, Md., Elena Bogatcheva, Bethesda, Md., Leo Einck, McLean, Va., Richard Edward Lee, Cordova, Tenn., Richard Allan Slayden, Ft. Collins, Colo., and Clifton E. Barry III, Washington.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "Methods and compositions for treating disease caused by infectious agents, particularly tuberculosis. In particular, methods and compositions comprising substituted ethylene diamines for the treatment of infectious diseases are provided. In one embodiment, these methods and compositions are used for the treatment of mycobacterial infections, including, but not limited to, tuberculosis." The patent was assigned to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Sequella Inc. (http://www.sequella.com/), Rockville, Md. The application was filed on June 3, 2005 (No. 11/145,499), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=36&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Array of Micromechanical Oscillators Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Five inventors have invented an array of micromechanical oscillators. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,843,283). The co-inventors are Maxim Zalalutdinov, Silver Springs, Md., Jeevak M. Parpia, Harold G. Craighead and Robert B. Reichenbach, Ithaca, N.Y., and Keith Aubin, Coventry, R.I.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "An array of micromechanical oscillators have different resonant frequencies based on their geometries. In one embodiment, a micromechanical oscillator has a resonant frequency defined by an effective spring constant that is modified by application of heat. In one embodiment, the oscillator is disc of material supported by a pillar of much smaller diameter than the disc. The periphery of the disc is heated to modify the resonant frequency (or equivalently the spring constant or stiffness) of the disc. Continuous control of the output phase and frequency may be achieved when the oscillator becomes synchronized with an imposed sinusoidal force of close frequency. The oscillator frequency can be detuned to produce an easily controlled phase differential between the injected signal and the oscillator feedback. A phased array radar may be produced using independent phase controllable oscillators." The patent was assigned to Cornell Research Foundation Inc. (http://www.cctec.cornell.edu/), Ithaca, N.Y. The application was filed on Nov. 9, 2006 (No. 11/598,097), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=30&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD *** Mammalian Sweet and Amino Acid Heterodimeric Taste Receptors Developed by Inventors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 2 -- Six inventors have invented mammalian sweet and amino acid heterodimeric taste receptors. The U.S. Patent was issued on Nov. 30 (No. 7,842,786). The co-inventors are Nicholas J.P. Ryba, Bethesda, Md., Mark A. Hoon, Kensington, Md., Charles S. Zuker, Jayaram Chandrashekar and Gregory A. Nelson, San Diego, and Yifeng Zhang, La Jolla, Calif.

An abstract of the invention, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, states: "The present invention provides isolated nucleic acid and amino acid sequences of sweet or amino acid taste receptors comprising T1R3 and T1R1, two heterologous G-protein coupled receptor polypeptides from the T1R family of sensory G-protein coupled receptors, antibodies to such receptors, methods of detecting such nucleic acids and receptors, and methods of screening for modulators of sweet and amino acid taste receptors." The patent was assigned to the Regents of the University of California (http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/), Oakland, Calif., and the U.S. Department of National Institutes of Health. The application was filed on May 15, 2008 (No. 12/121,576), and the document is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=35&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20101130.PD.&s2=%28MD.INST.%29&OS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD&RS=ISD/11/30/2010+AND+IS/MD For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://targetednews.com.

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