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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Washington (July 25)
[July 25, 2011]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Washington (July 25)


(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Washington.

*** Corixa Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Corixa, Seattle, has been assigned a patent (7,982,025) developed by six co-inventors for "fusion proteins of Mycobacterium tuberculosis." The co-inventors are Yasir Skeiky, Seattle, Steven Reed, Bellevue, Wash., Raymond L. Houghton, Bothell, Wash., Patricia D. McNeill, Des Moines, Wash., Davin C. Dillon, Issaquah, Wash., and Michael J. Lodes, Seattle.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to fusion proteins containing at least two Mycobacterium species antigens. In particular, it relates to nucleic acids encoding fusion proteins that include two or more individual M. tuberculosis antigens, which increase serological sensitivity of sera from individuals infected with tuberculosis, and methods for their use in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis infection." The patent application was filed on May 30, 2007 (11/809,102). 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=79,82,025.PN.&OS=PN/79,82,025&RS=PN/79,82,025 Written by Rajat Puri; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Theraclone Sciences Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Theraclone Sciences, Seattle, has been assigned a patent (7,982,012) developed by Ole Olsen, Everitt, Wash., for "compositions and methods for the therapy and diagnosis of cytomegalovirus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides novel anti-cytomegalovirus antibodies and related compositions and methods. These antibodies may be used in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cytomegalovirus infection." The patent application was filed on March 10, 2009 (12/401,585). 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=79,82,012.PN.&OS=PN/79,82,012&RS=PN/79,82,012 Written by Rajat Puri; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** Amgen Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Amgen, Thousand Oaks, Calif., has been assigned a patent (7,982,016) developed by four co-inventors for "antigen binding proteins capable of binding thymic stromal lymphopoietin." The co-inventors are Michael R. Comeau, Bainbridge Island, Wash., James F. Smothers, Quincy, Mass., Bo-Rin P. Yoon, Sammamish, Wash., and Christopher Mehlin, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure provides compositions and methods relating to antigen binding proteins which bind to human thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), including antibodies. In particular embodiments, the disclosure provides fully human, humanized and chimeric anti-TSLP antibodies and derivatives of such antibodies. The disclosure further provides nucleic acids encoding such antibodies and antibody fragments and derivatives, and methods of making and using such antibodies including methods of treating and preventing TSLP-related inflammatory and fibrotic disorders." The patent application was filed on Sept. 8, 2008 (12/231,944). 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=79,82,016.PN.&OS=PN/79,82,016&RS=PN/79,82,016 Written by Rajat Puri; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Siemens Medical Solutions USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Malvern, Pa., has been assigned a patent (7,981,039) developed by David A. Peteresen, Fall City, Wash., Steven R. Martin, North Bend, Wash., and Michael T. Reynolds, Bothell, Wash., for a "receive circuit for minimizing channels in ultrasound imaging." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Receive circuits and associated methods are provided for ultrasound imaging. Both subarray mixing and time division multiplexing are provided with a same circuit. Components of the receive circuit respond to either phasing or time slot information to implement subarray mixing or time division multiplexing. A network of switches allows combination of signals from different elements to form different sub-apertures. A controller minimizes power consumption while outputting the desired phase or time division multiplexed information by gating a clock to various registers. Each of the registers corresponds to different groups of transducer elements. For loading new phasing information, the clock is turned on to the desired register. Duration operation of the receive circuit, the clock is gated off. The register outputs the previously loaded values in a static state without clocking. Preamplification for either of time division or subarray mixed signals is provided using a variable gain amplifier with a common mode feedback. The common mode feedback provides for a constant operating point despite changes in the desired amount of gain." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2008 (12/241,313). 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=79,81,039&OS=79,81,039&RS=79,81,039 Written by Rajat Puri; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (7,982,149) developed by seven co-inventors for a "mechanical architecture for display keyboard keys." The co-inventors are Glen C. Larsen, Issaquah, Wash., Michael R. Schweers, Seattle, Steven N. Bathiche, Kirkland, Wash., Andrew Wilson, Seattle, Jonathan Knight, Seattle, David Zucker, Seattle, and Kurt A. Jenkins, Sammamish, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Mechanical architecture for providing maximum viewing area on key button tops of keys for a user input device. The viewing area is for the display of information on the key buttons, and also includes tactile feedback similar to standard laptop keyboards, all using low cost manufacturing methods such as injection molding. The architecture optimizes an aperture through the core of the key switch assembly in order to project an image through the aperture and onto the display area of the key button. The architecture relocates in at least one embodiment the tactile feedback mechanism (e.g., dome assembly) out from underneath the key button to the perimeter or side of the key switch assembly. The architecture finds particular application to input devices such as keyboards, game pods, data entry device, etc., that operate in combination with an optical surface (e.g., wedge lens)." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2008 (12/240,017). 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=7,982,149.PN.&OS=PN/7,982,149&RS=PN/7,982,149 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Occam Portfolio Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Occam Portfolio, Cupertino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (7,981,703) developed by Joseph Charles Fjelstad, Maple Valley, Wash., for "electronic assemblies without solder and methods for their manufacture." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides an electronic assembly 400 and a method for its manufacture 800, 900, 1000 1200, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700. The assembly 400 uses no solder. Components 406, or component packages 402, 802, 804, 806 with I/O leads 412 are placed 800 onto a planar substrate 808. The assembly is encapsulated 900 with electrically insulating material 908 with vias 420, 1002 formed or drilled 1000 through the substrate 808 to the components' leads 412. Then the assembly is plated 1200 and the encapsulation and drilling process 1500 repeated to build up desired layers 422, 1502, 1702. Assemblies may be mated 1800. Within the mated assemblies, items may be inserted including pins 2202a, 2202b, and 2202c, mezzanine interconnection devices 2204, heat spreaders 2402, and combination heat spreaders and heat sinks 2602. Edge card connectors 2802 may be attached to the mated assemblies." The patent application was filed on Aug. 14, 2008 (12/191,544). 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=7,981,703&OS=7,981,703&RS=7,981,703 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** University of Washington Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- The University of Washington, Seattle, has been assigned a patent (7,981,688) developed by four co-inventors for "stimuli-responsive magnetic nanoparticles and related methods." The co-inventors are Patrick S. Stayton, Seattle, Allan S. Hoffman, Seattle, Jr-iuan Lai, Seattle, John Hoffman, Seattle, and Mitsuhiro Ebara, Mino, Japan.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Stimuli-responsive magnetic nanoparticles, methods of making the nanoparticles, and methods of using the nanoparticles." The patent application was filed on March 8, 2007 (11/683,889). 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=7,981,688&OS=7,981,688&RS=7,981,688 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Washington Inventor Develops Patent for Passive Electromagnetic String Isolating Pickup ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Collin Mulvany, North Bend, Wash., has developed a patent (7,982,123) for a "passive electromagnetic string isolating pickup." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A passive pickup that utilizes electromagnetic coils comprising circuits that are connected in series and placed underneath and parallel to the strings of the electrical instrument. Each circuit within the passive pickup can be run through separate amplifiers in stereo or combined with standard guitar pickup signals and run through one or more amplifiers. The passive string isolating pickup is directed at allowing utilization of signal processing (guitar effects) in a string-isolated mono or stereo manner and the adjustment the volume and tone of isolated strings when wired in conjunction with volume and tone potentiometers." The patent application was filed on April 9, 2009 (12/421,033). 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=7,982,123.PN.&OS=PN/7,982,123&RS=PN/7,982,123 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Metabolix Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Metabolix, Cambridge, Mass. has been assigned a patent (7,981,642) developed by Johan van Walsem, Acton, Mass., Luhua Zhong, Woburn, Mass., and Simon S. Shih, Kirkland, Wash., for polymer extraction methods.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of separating a polymer from a biomass containing the polymer, includes contacting the biomass with a solvent system, the solvent system including a solvent for the polymer and a precipitant for the polymer, to provide a residual biomass and a solution that includes the polymer, the solvent for the polymer and the precipitant for the polymer; and applying a centrifugal force to the solution and residual biomass to separate at least some of the solution from the residual biomass; where, the polymer is a polyhydroxyalkanoate; the precipitant comprises at least one alkane; the solvent for the polymer is selected from the group consisting of ketones, esters and alcohols and combinations thereof; and the biomass comprises a slurry of the biomass and water." The patent application was filed on April 15, 2010 (12/760,972). 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=7,981,642&OS=7,981,642&RS=7,981,642 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Adobe Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Adobe Systems, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (7,982,118) developed by Durin Gleaves, Seattle, Daniel Ramirez, Seattle, and Chris Robinson, Mill Creek, Wash., for a musical data input.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for entering or editing musical note data. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a user input selecting a scale; receiving a user input of notes; determining whether each note is in the scale; and for each note that is not, automatically replacing the note with a corrected note. In another aspect, a method includes displaying a segment of music; receiving user input selecting a scale, multiple notes from the displayed music, and a pitch displacement; displacing the notes; and for each displaced note that is not in the scale, automatically replacing the displaced note with a corrected note. In another aspect, a method includes receiving user inputs selecting multiple scales and a non-overlapping period of time for each scale; receiving notes, each for a particular period; and correcting the notes as necessary according to the scale for the period." The patent application was filed on Oct. 24, 2007 (11/923,562). 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=7,982,118.PN.&OS=PN/7,982,118&RS=PN/7,982,118 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Acucela Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Acucela, Seattle, has been assigned a patent (7,982,071) developed by six co-inventors for an "alkoxy compounds for disease treatment." The co-inventors are Ian L. Scott, Monroe, Wash., Vladimir A. Kuksa, Kenmore, Wash., Mark W. Orme, Seattle, Thomas Little, Redmond, Wash., Anna Gall, Woodinville, Wash., and Feng Hong, Bellevue, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates generally to compositions and methods for treating neurodegenerative diseases and disorders, particularly ophthalmic diseases and disorders. Provided herein are alkoxyl derivative compounds and pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds. The subject compositions are useful for treating and preventing ophthalmic diseases and disorders, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and Stargardt's Disease." The patent application was filed on Oct. 3, 2008 (12/287,039). 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=7,982,071&OS=7,982,071&RS=7,982,071 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Queen's University at Kingston, Georgia Tech Research Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Queen's University at Kingston, Kingston, Canada, and Georgia Tech Research, Atlanta, have been assigned a patent (7,982,069) developed by four co-inventors for a "shable solvents and methods of use thereof." The co-inventors are Philip G. Jessop, Kingston, Canada, Charles A. Eckert, Atlanta, Charles L. Liotta, Atlanta, and David J. Heldebrant, Richland, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A solvent that reversibly converts from a nonionic liquid mixture to an ionic liquid upon contact with a selected trigger, e.g., contact with CO.sub.2, is described. In preferred embodiments, the ionic solvent is readily converted back to the nonionic liquid mixture. The nonionic liquid mixture includes an amidine or guanidine or both, and water, alcohol, or a combination thereof. Single component amine solvents that reversibly convert between ionic and non-ionic states are also described. Some embodiments require increased pressure to convert; others convert at 1 atmosphere." The patent application was filed on March 13, 2007 (11/717,172). 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=7,982,069&OS=7,982,069&RS=7,982,069 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Alexza Pharmaceuticals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (7,981,401) developed by four co-inventors for "diuretic aerosols and methods of making and using them." The co-inventors are Nathan R. Every, Seattle, Ron L. Hale, Woodside, Calif., Amy T. Lu, Los Altos, Calif., and Joshua D. Rabinowitz, Princeton, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described herein are diuretic condensation aerosols and methods of making and using them. Kits for delivering a condensation aerosol are also described. The diuretic aerosols typically comprise diuretic condensation aerosol particles that comprise a diuretic compound. In some variations the diuretic compound is selected from the group consisting of bumetanide, ethacrynic acid, furosemide, muzolimine, spironolactone, torsemide, triamterene, tripamide, BG 9928, and BG 9719. Methods of treating edema using the described aerosols are also provided. In general, the methods typically comprise the step of administering a therapeutically effective amount of diuretic condensation aerosol to a person with edema. The diuretic condensation aerosol may be administered in a single inhalation, or may be administered in more than one inhalation. Methods of forming a diuretic condensation aerosol are also described. The methods typically comprise the steps of providing a diuretic composition, vaporizing the composition to form a vapor, and then condensing the diuretic composition vapor." The patent application was filed on Feb. 2, 2007 (11/670,892). 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=7,981,401&OS=7,981,401&RS=7,981,401 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cisthera Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Cisthera, Kirkland, Wash., has been assigned a patent (7,981,415) developed by Donald E. Staunton, Kirkland, Wash., and Maximiliano Vasquez, Palo Alto, Calif., for humanized PAI-1 antibodies.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present application relates to compositions of humanized anti-PAI-1 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof which convert PAI-1 to its latent form. One aspect relates to antibodies having one or more modifications in at least one amino acid residue of at least one of the framework regions of the variable heavy chain, the variable light chain or both. Another aspect relates to antibodies which bind and neutralize PAI-1 by converting PAI-1 to its latent form or increasing proteolytic cleavage. Another aspect relates to the use of humanized antibodies which inhibit or neutralize PAI-1 for the detection, diagnosis or treatment of a disease or condition associated with PAI-1 or a combination thereof." The patent application was filed on Nov. 20, 2008 (12/274,793). 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=7,981,415&OS=7,981,415&RS=7,981,415 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Kemira Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Kemira, Finland, has been assigned a patent (7,981,250) developed by Marco Savio Polverari, Montreal, Canada, Christopher Michael Lewis, Vancouver, Wash., and Matthew Gerard Fabian Sr., Breezy Point, Minn., for a "method for paper processing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to the present invention, a process is provided for making paper or board comprising forming a cellulosic suspension that may or may not comprise a filler, flocculating the cellulosic suspension, draining the cellulosic suspension on a screen to form a sheet, wherein the cellulosic suspension is flocculated using a flocculation system comprising the sequential or simultaneous addition of a siliceous material and an organic, cationic or anionic, dispersion micropolymer in a salt solution." The patent application was filed on Sept. 14, 2006 (11/531,911). 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=7981250.PN.&OS=PN/7981250&RS=PN/7981250 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Leviton Manufacturing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Leviton Manufacturing, Melville, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (7,980,890) developed by Adam Gibson, Lynnwood, Wash., Keith Kosanovich, Mill Creek, Wash., and Max Banakar, Bellevue, Wash., for an "adhesive laminate label for a communication connector jack and communication connector jack and communications devices including same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An embodiment of the invention is directed to an adhesive laminate label for a communications device. The adhesive laminate label includes an upper label including visible indicia and at least one lower label. Each of the lower labels includes corresponding visible indicia that are different than the visible indicia of the upper label and of the other lower labels. At least the visible indicia of each lower label are covered by either the upper label or one of the other lower labels and the upper and lower labels are removably adhered to one another." The patent application was filed on June 16, 2009 (June 16, 2009). 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=7,980,890.PN.&OS=PN/7,980,890&RS=PN/7,980,890 Written by Anjali Jha; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Washington Inventor Develops Patent for Form Assembly for Use in Constructing Pier Pads ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Dan Jensen, Tacoma, Wash., has developed a patent (7,981,330) for a "form assembly for use in constructing pier pads." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Form assemblies disclosed herein include a form assembly having a reusable flexible form. The form can define a molding cavity having a shape corresponding to the shape of a pier pad. The form assembly can selectively adjust the size and shape of the cavity such that different types of pier pads can be formed with a single form assembly. A user can determine the shape and configuration of the form based using a table relating pier pads of a first shape to pier pads of a second different shape." The patent application was filed on Aug. 21, 2007 (11/895,028). 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=7,981,330&OS=7,981,330&RS=7,981,330 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** University of Washington Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- The University of Washington, Seattle, has been assigned a patent (7,981,353) developed by Stuart B. Mitchell, Lake Forest Park, Wash., and Joan E. Sanders, Sammamish, Wash., for a "method for controlled electrospinning." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrospinning apparatus and methodology is described that produces medical devices, such as scaffolds that induce the formation of a natural fibrous structure (primarily collagen and elastin) in a tissue-engineered medical device. The apparatus uses collection surfaces designed to manipulate or change the electrostatic field so that the electrospun fibers are arranged in desirable patterns that are similar to or mimic the fibrillar structure of an animal tissue. The manipulation results in fibers that are preferentially oriented in a predefined pattern. In addition, the interfiber space between the fibers and the fiber diameter are consistently within a predefined range. Using these techniques in conjunction with controlling polymer properties enables the production of a scaffold that has the structural and mechanical characteristics similar to the native tissue." The patent application was filed on Dec. 12, 2006 (11/609,774). 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=7,981,353&OS=7,981,353&RS=7,981,353 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Boeing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 -- Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (7,980,796) developed by Kevin L. Salt, Mt. Vernon, Wash., for a "mechanical lock stop system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The disclosure provides for a lock stop system and method. In one embodiment there is provided a mechanical lock stop system for locking and controlled movement of a load. The system comprises a modular extruded part having a plurality of spaced openings on at least one side of the modular extruded part. The system further comprises a lock stop apparatus comprising a linear bearing having at least two sides, wherein the modular extruded part moves through the linear bearing; a release element having an attached hinge; a locking element having a first end and a second end; and a compression spring mounted around at least a portion of the locking element. The release element locks and unlocks the first end of the locking element to the modular extruded part." The patent application was filed on May 1, 2009 (12/434,219). 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=7,980,796.PN.&OS=PN/7,980,796&RS=PN/7,980,796 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

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