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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania (Sept. 5)
[September 05, 2011]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania (Sept. 5)


(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Pennsylvania.

*** Pennsylvania Inventor Develops Patent for Portable Exercise Device and System Including Same ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 4 -- Peter Mullin, Jeannette, Pa., has developed a patent (8,007,420) for a "portable exercise device and system including same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A portable exercise device. The portable exercise device includes a recoil assembly, a clutch assembly, an adjustable resistance assembly, a housing assembly, and a flexible cable member. The clutch assembly is coupled to the recoil assembly. The adjustable resistance assembly is coupled to the clutch assembly. The housing assembly includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion defines and opening therethrough and surrounds the recoil assembly and the clutch assembly. The second portion is rotatably coupled to the first portion, defines a configured projection, and surrounds the adjustable resistance assembly. The flexible cable member is coupled to the recoil assembly, and extends through the opening defined by the first portion of the housing assembly." The patent application was filed on Jan. 20, 2010 (12/690,531). 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=80,07,420.PN.&OS=PN/80,07,420&RS=PN/80,07,420 Written by Rajat Puri; edited by Jaya Anand.



*** GE Inspection Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- GE Inspection Technologies, Lewistown, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,007,288) developed by four co-inventors for an "apparatus for connecting a multi-conductor cable to a pin grid array connector." The co-inventors are Kelley E. Yetter, Lewistown, Pa., Anand Desai, Lewistown, Pa., John Pyle, Lewistown, Pa., and Jae Choi, Lewistown, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus for connecting a multi-conductor cable of a first device to a pin grid array connector of a second device, wherein said apparatus comprises a first printed circuit board (PCB) for terminating the conductors of the cable, which are connected to a first PCB surface mounted connector mounted on the first PCB. The first PCB surface mounted connector is mated with a second PCB surface mounted connector mounted on a second PCB, on which a PCB surface mounted socket grid array is also mounted for mating to the pin grid array connector of the second device. This apparatus allows the same (i.e., standardized) multi-conductor cable with the same first PCB and the same first PCB surface mounted connector to be used regardless of what style connector is used by the second device." The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2009 (12/566,923). 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=8,007,288.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,288&RS=PN/8,007,288 Written by Anjali Jha; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** Zimmer Dental Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- Zimmer Dental, Carlsbad, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,007,279) developed by six co-inventors for a "dental restorative system and components." The co-inventors are Jeffrey A. Bassett, Vista, Calif., Kent Woolf, Oceanside, Calif., Charles W. Howlett, Laguna Beach, Calif., Maurice Salama, Atlanta, Henry Salama, Glenside, Pa., and David Garber, Atlanta.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed within is a dental restorative system including an impression coping with a body portion having a first end, a second end, and an internal chamber having non-frustoconical side walls. The body portion also has a facial aspect and a lingual aspect and the distance between the first end and second end on the facial aspect is greater than the distance between the first end and second end on the lingual aspect. The first end of the impression coping may include an opening and an interproximal, continuous slope. Certain embodiments of the impression coping include means for engaging an abutment or implant, located on the internal chamber. Other embodiments include external flange portions for retention of the coping in impression material. Alternative embodiments of the impression coping are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on April 27, 2006 (11/380,577). 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=8,007,279.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,279&RS=PN/8,007,279 Written by Anjali Jha; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Tyco Electronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- Tyco Electronics, Berwyn, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,007,287) developed by Bruce Allen Champion, Lemoyne, Pa., Steven Jay Millard, Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Bin Lin, Hummelstown, Pa., for a "connector system having contact overlapping vias." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electronic connector system includes an electronic package and an interposer connector assembly. The electronic package has a body with a conductive member disposed on a mating surface of the body. The conductive member is coupled with a conductive via that extends into the body and is oriented along a center axis. The interposer connector assembly includes a substrate with an elongated conductive pad mounted to the substrate and a contact joined to the conductive pad. The contact engages the conductive member when the electronic package mates with the interposer connector assembly such that the center axis extends through the contact." The patent application was filed on March 22, 2010 (12/728,879). 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=8,007,287.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,287&RS=PN/8,007,287 Written by Anjali Jha; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Tyco Electronics Assigned Patent for Insulation Displacement Crimp Connector ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- Tyco Electronics, Middletown, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,007,310) developed by John Michael Landis, Camp Hill, Pa., and David James Fabian, Mount Joy, Pa., for an "insulation displacement crimp connector." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrical connector assembly includes a first connector portion for supporting a plurality of insulated electrical conductors, and a second connector portion removably engageable with the first connector portion. The first connector portion includes a plurality of detent elements to secure the electrical conductors to the first connector portion, and at least one alignment recess. The second connector portion includes socket portions corresponding to the plurality of electrical conductors of the first portion, and an alignment member cooperative with the alignment recess to guide the second connector portion into engagement with the first connector portion. Socket portions include an insulation displacement crimp (IDC) connector portion configured to penetrate a corresponding external insulating layer of a corresponding one of the plurality of electrical conductors to place the IDC connector portion in electrical communication with the conductive core portion of the corresponding electrical conductor." The patent application was filed on May 4, 2007 (11/744,303). 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=8,007,310.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,310&RS=PN/8,007,310 Written by Anjali Jha; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Tyco Electronics Assigned Patent for Electrical Connector System having Reduced Mating Forces ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- Tyco Electronics, Berwyn, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,007,315) developed by Robert Neil Whiteman Jr., Middletown, Pa., for "electrical connector system having reduced mating forces." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrical connector system includes a circuit board having a mounting side and first and second electrical connectors mounted to the mounting side of the circuit board. The first and second electrical connectors each having a mating interface. The first and second electrical connectors being mounted to the circuit board in an offset configuration such that the mating interfaces of the first and second electrical connectors are parallel to one another and non-coplanar with respect to one another. Optionally, the mating interfaces may be perpendicular to the mounting side. The first and second electrical connectors may be identical to one another." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2009 (12/493,842). 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=8,007,315.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,315&RS=PN/8,007,315 Written by Anjali Jha; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Tyco Electronics Assigned Patent for Shielded Integrated Connector Module ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- Tyco Electronics, Berwyn, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,007,318) developed by five co-inventors for a "shielded integrated connector module." The co-inventors are Steven David Dunwoody, Middletown, Pa., Candace Eileen Gillette, Fremont, Calif., David Stanley Szczesny, Hershey, Pa., Linda Ellen Shields, Camp Hill, Pa., and Randy K. Rannow, Reno, Nev.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrical connector assembly is provided for mating with electrical plugs. The electrical connector assembly includes a housing having a top wall and a bottom wall that is opposite the top wall. The housing includes a mating face having ports that are configured to receive the electrical plugs therein. A jack sub-assembly is held by the housing. The jack sub-assembly includes jacks having electrical contacts held within the ports for engagement with the electrical plugs. The jack sub-assembly includes a signal pin array having signal pins for connection to a host circuit board. The signal pin array includes a front side extending along the bottom wall of the housing. An electrically conductive outer shield covers the top wall of the housing. The outer shield includes a bottom flap covering an end of the bottom wall of the housing. An electrically conductive bottom shield covers the bottom wall of the housing between the bottom flap of the outer shield and the front side of the signal pin array." The patent application was filed on March 22, 2010 (12/728,639). 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=8,007,318.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,318&RS=PN/8,007,318 Written by Anjali Jha; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Lehigh University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,007,626) developed by Ashish V. Pattekar, Bethlehem, Pa., and Mayuresh V. Kothare, Bethlehem, Pa., for a micro-fluidic interconnector.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of bonding a capillary tube made of a thermally deformable material to a passage in a glass wafer comprising the steps of treating the surface of the capillary tube to render the surface bondable and wettable by a conventional epoxy resin; inserting a support inside the capillary to prevent inward deformation of the capillary during subsequent fabricating steps; inserting the supported capillary inside the port on the wafer; heating an end of the capillary proximate a bottom portion of the port to effect melting of a portion of the heated end of the capillaries; moving the melted end of the capillary into contact with a wall of the port at a desired location for the capillary in the port, thus forming a temporary seal between the capillary and the wall of the port; and introducing an epoxy around the capillary to bind the capillary to the wafer." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2009 (12/428,147). 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=8,007,626.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,626&RS=PN/8,007,626 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** PPG Industries Ohio Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- PPG Industries Ohio, Cleveland, has been assigned a patent (8,008,405) developed by six co-inventors for a "method of stabilizing metal pigments against gassing." The co-inventors are Cathy A. Taylor, Allison Park, Pa., Daniel Rardon, Pittsburgh, Paul Lamers, Allison Park, Pa., Kapiappa G. Ragunathan, Gibsonia, Pa., Shanti Swarup, Allison Park, Pa., and Michael Hart, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is directed to a passivating material suitable for passivating a metal surface. The passivating material comprises a polymer which comprises (a) at least one nitro group, and/or pyridine group, and/or phenolic hydroxyl group; and (b) at least one group selected from a phosphorous-containing group and/or a carboxylic acid group, wherein the at least one phosphorous-containing group is selected from a phosphate, a phosphite, or a non-nitrogen substituted phosphonate." The patent application was filed on Aug. 12, 2008 (12/190,279). 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=8,008,405.PN.&OS=PN/8,008,405&RS=PN/8,008,405 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** McNeil-PPC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- McNeil-PPC, Skillman, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,007,825) developed by David W. Wynn, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., and Ronni Robinson, Ambler, Pa., for "oral compositions containing a salivation inducing agent." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Oral dosage forms, and particles used therein, containing salivation inducing agents are disclosed. The salivation agents may be in the core of the dosage form and/or in coatings applied thereto, or alternatively may be within particles and/or the matrix of such dosage forms, in coatings applied to such particles, or on the surface of such coated particles. The particles may be produced into a tablet form, such as a chewable tablet form, that provides for the immediate release of the active ingredient. Other oral dosage forms include thin film strips, gummi, foam tabs, and lozenges." The patent application was filed on March 26, 2009 (12/411,638). 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=8,007,825.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,825&RS=PN/8,007,825 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** E.I. du Pont de Nemours Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- E.I. du Pont de Nemours, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,007,590) developed by four co-inventors for an "electronic device including a guest material within a layer and a process for forming the same." The co-inventors are Charles D. Lang, Goleta, Calif., Joseph Anthony Perrotto, Landenberg, Pa., Thomas Patrick Daly, Aston, Pa., and James Nelson Tilton, Landenberg, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There is provided a portable substrate carrier enclosure. The carrier enclosure has a carrier support; a displaceable cover; spacers between the support and cover; a gas inlet; and a removable lid. There is also provided an assembly and a process for depositing an air-sensitive material onto a substrate using the portable substrate carrier enclosure." The patent application was filed on Aug. 3, 2007 (11/833,446). 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=8,007,590.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,590&RS=PN/8,007,590 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Whirlpool Assigned Patent for Dishwasher Providing Usage Guidance ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- Whirlpool, Benton Harbor, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,007,597) developed by five co-inventors for a "dishwasher providing usage guidance." The co-inventors are Douglas B. Beaudet, Mattawan, Mich., Christopher G. Koch, Saint Joseph, Mich., Sandra C. Steward, Benton Harbor, Mich., Daniel Szecket, Pittsburgh, and Jonathan West, Pittsburgh.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A dishwasher includes a tub having a door that provides access to the tub. The door has a handle which extends a top surface of the door beyond a front surface of the door. A touchscreen panel is mounted to the top surface of a door to provide a user interface. The user interface includes a carrousel of icons via which a user may select a wash cycle. The user interface further includes a programmed delay interface via which a user may specify a desired start time and/or stop time for the wash cycle. The user interface may further provide the user with usage guidance to aid the user in the usage of the dishwasher." The patent application was filed on Dec. 9, 2008 (12/330,951). 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=8,007,597.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,597&RS=PN/8,007,597 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pennsylvania Inventor Develops Patent for Dimensionally Adjustable Soft Tissue Expander ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- Ernest K. Manders, Pittsburgh, has developed a patent (8,007,532) for a "dimensionally adjustable soft tissue expander." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A soft tissue expander includes an expandable cover, a base, an adjustable central portion and a connecting member joined to side portions and extending across the central portion to determine the width of the expander." The patent application was filed on June 5, 2007 (11/758,039). 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=8007532.PN.&OS=PN/8007532&RS=PN/8007532 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** University of Pittsburgh Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, has been assigned a patent (8,007,504) developed by four co-inventors for a "device and method of use for functional isolation of animal or human tissues." The co-inventors are Marco Zenati, Pittsburgh, David S. Schwartzman, Pittsburgh, Mark J. Gartner, Wexford, Pa., and Daniel T. McKeel, Pittsburgh.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for functionally occluding the lumen of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is provided. Access to the LAA is through an epicardial approach. The devices function to capture the LAA through various non-invasive means. After capturing the LAA with the devices and methods provided, a clamping device is preferably disposed about the base of the appendage. In certain embodiments, the appendage remains viable subsequent to the functional occlusion of the lumen." The patent application was filed on March 24, 2009 (12/410,323). 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=8,007,504.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,504&RS=PN/8,007,504 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** PPG Industries Ohio Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- PPG Industries Ohio, Cleveland, has been assigned a patent (8,007,582) developed by Charles M. Kania, Natrona Heights, Pa., Debra L. Singer, Wexford, Pa., and Diane J. Schillinger, Allison Park, Pa., for a "UV curable coating composition and method of making." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to solid, particulate free film-forming compositions, multi-layer composite coatings comprising such film-forming compositions and methods of applying such multi-component composite coatings to a substrate. The solvent free film-forming compositions include UV-curable powder coating compositions comprising an amorphous (meth)acrylate terminated poly(ester-urethane) and optionally a second (meth)acrylate terminated polyurethane." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2007 (11/760,215). 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=8,007,582.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,582&RS=PN/8,007,582 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Zimmer Spine Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- Zimmer Spine, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,007,535) developed by six co-inventors for an "interbody fusion ring and method of using the same." The co-inventors are Robert Garryl Hudgins, Burnsville, Minn., Melanie Chapman, Watsontown, Pa., Guido Casutt, Sulz-Rickenbach, Switzerland, Rosemary Thompson, Winterthur, Switzerland, Thomas O. Viker, Arden Hills, Minn., and Hugh D. Hestad, Edina, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides an injectable annular ring useful in treating a deteriorating spinal disc. When used, the annular ring may be collapsed or folded in order for it to be placed through a small opening in a prepared intervertebral space within the annulus using minimally invasive techniques. Deployment or unfolding the ring in the intervertebral space provides an interior cavity bordered by the ring that is in direct contact with the vertebral endplates. When an internal volume of the ring is inject or filled with a load-bearing, hardenable material, the filled ring maintains the intervertebral spacing and prevents the ring from being expelled from the interior cavity through the small annular opening." The patent application was filed on June 1, 2006 (11/421,571). 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=8007535.PN.&OS=PN/8007535&RS=PN/8007535 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** American Sterilizer Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- American Sterilizer, Mentor, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,007,717) developed by Aaron L. Hill, Erie, Pa., for a "method and apparatus for decontaminating a region without dehumidification." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for decontaminating a region with a gaseous or vaporous decontaminant (e.g., vaporized hydrogen peroxide) without dehumidification (e.g., without the use of a dryer). The saturation concentration of the decontaminant inside the region is monitored, and the concentration of the decontaminant inside the region is regulated to prevent condensation of the decontaminant. The bioburden reduction is continuously monitored during a decontamination phase to ascertain successful completion of a decontamination process in accordance with a target bioburden reduction." The patent application was filed on Aug. 14, 2007 (11/838,327). 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=8,007,717.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,717&RS=PN/8,007,717 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** E.I. du Pont de Nemours Assigned Patent for Azeotrope Compositions Comprising 1,1,1,2,3-pentafluoropropene and Hydrogen Fluoride and Uses ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- E.I. du Pont de Nemours, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,007,677) developed by Jeffrey P. Knapp, Wilmington, Del., Barry Asher Mahler, Glen Mills, Pa., and Velliyur Nott Mallikarjuna Rao, Wilmington, Del., for "azeotrope compositions comprising 1,1,1,2,3-pentafluoropropene and hydrogen fluoride and uses thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed herein are azeotrope and near-azeotrope compositions comprising E-1,1,1,2,3-pentafluoropropene (E-HFC-1225ye) and hydrogen fluoride. The azeotrope and near-azeotrope compositions are useful in processes to produce and in processes to purify E-HFC-1225ye and/or Z-1,1,1,2,3-pentafluoropropene (Z-HFC-1225ye). Also disclosed are processes for the extractive distillation to separate E-HFC-1225ye from Z-HFC-1225ye." The patent application was filed on Sept. 7, 2007 (12/440,068). 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=8,007,677&OS=8,007,677&RS=8,007,677 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Transys Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- Transys, Erie, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,007,651) developed by Michael W. Ferralli, Fairview, Pa., for a "method for preparing thermally transmissive anodized surface and products therefrom." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A process for substantially improving the heat transmission and reflection properties of anodized metals is presented along with a method of improving such properties while allowing for such processed anodized metals to be used for food contact." The patent application was filed on Oct. 12, 2005 (11/248,989). 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=8,007,651&OS=8,007,651&RS=8,007,651 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Streamline Capital Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- Streamline Capital, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,007,671) developed by Wei-Chih Chen, Duluth, Ga., Kevin P. Nicolazzo, Bethlehem, Ga., and Bryan E. Kepner, Lancaster, Pa., for microfiltration devices.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of treating a hollow fiber membrane microfiltration filter having an influent side and an effluent side to improve performance of the filter is disclosed. The method entails sealing imperfections in surfaces of the filter by flushing the filter with a liquid aqueous suspension of particulates. Filter cartridge devices also are disclosed. The devices may include a bactericidal chamber. A radial flow filter may be included in the devices. The filter cartridges may include a drain tube positioned within the filter for removing of effluent generated by the filter. A plurality of filter cartridges may be positioned on the drain tube." The patent application was filed on Aug. 14, 2006 (11/503,655). 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=8,007,671.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,671&RS=PN/8,007,671 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Pennsylvania Inventor Develops Patent for Device for Vein Stabilization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- James Louis Rutkowski, Clarion, Pa., has developed a patent (8,007,467) for a "device for vein stabilization." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatuses and methods for performing and aiding venipuncture. The apparatuses of the present invention provide the medical practitioner with an improved tool for performing venipuncture methods. The apparatus preferably includes a handle that is connected to a plurality of tines that run roughly parallel to one another. During use, the tines of the apparatus are pressed against the skin of the patient such that they sit astride the vein to be accessed. The distance between the various tines of the present apparatuses varies so as to be able to accommodate a variety of vein widths. The apparatuses of the present invention may have tines at either one or both ends of the body of the apparatus. The apparatuses of the present invention may be used with a variety of vein accentuating devices, such as those that employ light to accentuate the vein to be punctured." The patent application was filed on Sept. 11, 2007 (11/853,221). 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=8,007,467&OS=8,007,467&RS=8,007,467 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Engineered Arresting Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- Engineered Arresting Systems, Aston, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,007,198) developed by Brad M. La Valley, Brookhaven, Pa., and William Horan, Springfield, Pa., for "arresting systems and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for arresting vehicles or other moving objects are detailed. The systems may be bi-directional, so as to arrest vehicles on either side of a barrier. They additionally may be reset for reuse relatively rapidly following deployment and comprise mechanical controllers for facilitating suitable deformation of the barriers. Modular slotted beams also may be employed to accommodating differing widths and crowns of roadways." The patent application was filed on March 2, 2010 (12/715,471). 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=8,007,198.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,198&RS=PN/8,007,198 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Kansas, Pennsylvania Inventors Develop Patent for Sweep Tarp ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- Arthur L. Wilkens, Stockton, Kan., and Timothy N. Martin, Ephrata, Pa., have developed a patent (8,007,219) for a sweep tarp.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The sweep tarpaulin has an upper sheath, a bottom sheath and an intermediate sheath. An upper tube is housed in the upper sheath. A lower tube is housed in the bottom sheath. An intermediate tube is housed in the intermediate sheath. The sides of the tarpaulin engage the container side walls. Left and right resilient members hold the upper tube in a loading position. The bottom sheath and the lower tube are supported on a reciprocating floor slat conveyor. Cargo and the lower tube move toward the rear during unloading. The left and right resilient members are deformed to release the upper tube. A winch returns the upper tube to the cargo receiving position. The left and right resilient members are deformed when the upper tube returns." The patent application was filed on April 25, 2009 (12/430,084). 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=8,007,219.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,219&RS=PN/8,007,219 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AJR Polytron Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- AJR Polytron, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,007,216) developed by Milton I. Ross, Wayne, Pa., and A. Jason Ross, Philadelphia, for a plastic threaded insert.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to an insert comprising a tubular plastic body having a hollow, axially extending threaded interior, and a plurality substantially parallel ribs extending radially outward from the plastic body and along the majority of the length of the insert. The insert is capable of threadable engagement with a threaded fastener, such as a crew, to attach a base to a component." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2007 (11/812,195). 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=8,007,216.PN.&OS=PN/8,007,216&RS=PN/8,007,216 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

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