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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (May 5)
[May 05, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (May 5)


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

*** Siemens Energy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5 -- Siemens Energy, Orlando, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,168,289) developed by Brij B. Seth, Maitland, Fla., and Gregg P. Wagner, Apopka, Fla., for a "component having wear coating applied by cold spray process." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A component (10) including a substrate material (12) and a wear alloy coating (14) applied to the substrate by a cold spray process. Particles of the wear alloy coating material (16) are directed toward a target surface (18) of the substrate at a velocity sufficiently high for the particles to deform and to adhere to the target surface. The size and/or composition of the particles may be varied during the cold spray process to produce a coating with a varying property across the depth of the coating. Particles of the wear alloy material may be applied by cold spraying along with particles of a second material such as a lubricant or a ceramic material. For Group 5 hard facing materials, the size and distribution of the embedded carbide nodules may be controlled by controlling the selection of the carbide particles being sprayed. The cold spray process permits a wear alloy coating to be applied proximate a brazed joint or over a directionally stabilized or single crystal material without degrading the underlying material." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2004 (10/836,560). 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=8,168,289&OS=8,168,289&RS=8,168,289 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.



*** Imprivata Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5 -- Imprivata, Lexington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,171,288) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for authenticating users in a computer network." The co-inventors are Timothy J. Brown, Tampa, Fla., Gregory C. Jensen, Redmond, Wash., Rodney Rivers, Arlington, Va., and Dan Nelson, Tampa, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A rule based biometric user authentication method and system in a computer network environment is provided. Multiple authentication rules can exist in the computer network. For example, there may be a default system-wide rule, and a rule associated with a particular user trying to log in. There may be other rules such as one associated with a remote computer from which the user is logging in, one associated with a group to which the user belongs, or one associated with a system resource to which the user requires access such as an application program or a database of confidential information. An order of precedence among the rules is then established which is used to authenticate the user." The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2005 (11/199,432). 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=8,171,288&OS=8,171,288&RS=8,171,288 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.


*** DCT Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5 -- DCT Holdings, Bingham Farms, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,168,299) developed by Ralph J. Locke, Fort Myers, Fla., and Dudley J. Primeau II, Elgin, Texas, for a "polymeric coating and lining system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An automotive vehicle having at least one vehicular exterior surface formed from at least a portion of an exterior pickup box. The vehicular exterior surface includes a structural substrate having an outwardly oriented surface and at least one polymeric layer in overlying relationship to at least a portion of the outwardly oriented surface of the structural substrate. The polymeric layer contains at least one polymeric material formed from the reaction of at least one isocyanate with at least one resin component, the resin component comprising at least one catalyst free aliphatic amine." The patent application was filed on March 5, 2008 (12/042,646). 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=8,168,299&OS=8,168,299&RS=8,168,299 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Lednovation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5 -- Lednovation, Tampa, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,169,135) developed by Jinhui Zhai, Oldsmar, Fla., Israel J. Morejon, Tampa, Fla., and Thong Bui, Tarpon Springs, Fla., for a "semiconductor lighting device with wavelength conversion on back-transferred light path." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A semiconductor lighting device includes a semiconductor light emitter packaged on a reflective substrate to emit a first light and a remote wavelength conversion layer on a back-transferred light path to convert the back-transferred first light into a forward second light. A filter is disposed on a light emitting forward path with a space to the semiconductor light emitter to reflect back at least a portion of the first light. A diffusive member may be positioned outside of the filter to diffuse the forward passing light before it exits from the semiconductor lighting device. As a second aspect of this invention, a solid state lighting device includes a short wavelength semiconductor emitter; a long wavelength semiconductor emitter with wavelength in reddish orange range; a filter on a light emitting forward path to reflect back a portion of short wavelength first light; and a wavelength conversion component on a back-transferred light path. The device produces a mixture of warm white light in a correlated color temperature from 2700.about.3500 K and color rendering index at least 85 for any indoor lighting application." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2008 (12/336,695). 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=8,169,135&OS=8,169,135&RS=8,169,135 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Chip Guard Ring including a through-substrate Via ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,169,055) developed by John D. Gillis, Floridale, Fla., and Wan Ni, Carlsbad, Calif., for a "chip guard ring including a through-substrate via." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "At least one through-substrate via is formed around the periphery of a semiconductor chip or a semiconductor chiplet included in a semiconductor chip. The at least one through-substrate via may be a single through-substrate via that laterally surrounds the semiconductor chip or the semiconductor chiplet, or may comprise a plurality of through-substrate vias that surrounds the periphery with at least one gap among the through-substrate vias. A stack of back-end-of-line (BEOL) metal structures that laterally surrounds the semiconductor chip or the semiconductor chiplet are formed directly on the substrate contact vias and electrically connected to the at least one through-substrate via. A metallic layer is formed on the backside of the semiconductor substrate including the at least one through-substrate via. The conductive structure including the metallic layer, the at least one through-substrate via, and the stack of the BEOL metal structures function as an electrical ground built into the semiconductor chip." The patent application was filed on Dec. 10, 2009 (12/634,726). 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=8,169,055&OS=8,169,055&RS=8,169,055 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5 -- Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Jacksonville, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,168,720) developed by seven co-inventors for a "biomedical devices containing internal wetting agents." The co-inventors are Kevin P. McCabe, Jacksonville, Fla., Frank F. Molock, Orange Park, Fla., Gregory A. Hill, Atlantic Beach, Fla., Azaam Alli, Jacksonville, Fla., Robert B. Steffen, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Douglas G. Vanderlaan, Jacksonville, Fla., and James D. Ford, Jacksonville, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention includes a wettable biomedical device containing a high molecular weight hydrophilic polymer and a hydroxyl-functionalized silicone-containing monomer." The patent application was filed on Dec. 3, 2009 (12/630,219). 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=8168720.PN.&OS=PN/8168720&RS=PN/8168720 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** University of Florida Assigned Patent for Semiconductor Device and Method Using Nanotube Contacts ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5 -- The University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,168,965) developed by Andrew Gabriel Rinzler, Newberry, Fla., and Stephen J. Pearton, Gainesville, Fla., for a "semiconductor device and method using nanotube contacts." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A semiconductor device includes at least one semiconductor layer, a metal layer in electrical contact with the semiconductor layer, and a carbon nanotube contact layer interposed between the metal layer and the semiconductor layer. The contact layer electrically couples the metal layer to the semiconductor layer and provides a semiconductor contact having low specific contact resistance. The contact layer can be substantially optically transparent layer in at least a portion of the visible light range." The patent application was filed on Feb. 22, 2005 (11/063,265). 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=8,168,965&OS=8,168,965&RS=8,168,965 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Florida Turbine Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5 -- Florida Turbine Technologies, Jupiter, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,168,912) developed by George Liang, Palm City, Fla., for an "electrode for shaped film cooling hole." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrode used to form a film cooling hole in an air cooled turbine airfoil using the electrode discharge machining process. The electrode includes a number of film hole forming projections each having a metering hole forming section and a diffusion forming section. The diffusion forming section has a trapezoidal shape in which two sidewalls have both an outward expansion and are slanted outward to form a convergent diffusion or slanted inward to form a divergent diffusion." The patent application was filed on Feb. 19, 2009 (12/389,007). 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=8,168,912&OS=8,168,912&RS=8,168,912 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Seminis Vegetable Seeds Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5 -- Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Woodland, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,168,869) developed by William McCarthy, Ft. Myers, Fla., for a "sweet pepper hybrid 9930417." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides seed and plants of pepper hybrid 9930417 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of pepper hybrid 9930417 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a pepper plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another pepper plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the fruit and gametes of such plants." The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2009 (12/604,301). 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=8,168,869&OS=8,168,869&RS=8,168,869 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Proctor & Gamble Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5 -- Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,168,853) developed by six co-inventors for "extrusion bonded laminates for absorbent articles." The co-inventors are Jean-Philippe Marie Autran, Cincinnati, Iyad Muslet, Mason, Ohio, David G. Bland, Mason, Ohio, Leopoldo V. Cancio, Vero Beach, Fla., Janet Neton, West Chester, Ohio, and Todd Leon Mansfield, Cincinnati.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An absorbent article of the present invention may comprise a topsheet, an outer cover, and an absorbent core disposed therebetween. The outer cover may comprise an extrusion bonded laminate. The EBL may comprise a multi-layer coextruded elastomeric film and a nonwoven. The film may comprise a core layer, a first outer layer, and a second outer layer, wherein the core layer is between the first and second outer layers. The nonwoven may comprise fibers and/or filaments. The first outer layer may be non-adhesively joined to the nonwoven via extrusion coating. Further, the outer cover may be elastic to at least about 50% engineering strain. The nonwoven may have high chemical affinity for the first outer layer. The first outer layer may have a low chemical affinity for the core layer; and the multi-layer coextruded elastomeric film may have a basis weight no greater than about 40 gsm." The patent application was filed on Jan. 23, 2009 (12/358,962). 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=8,168,853&OS=8,168,853&RS=8,168,853 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** University of Florida Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5 -- The University of Florida Research Foundation, Gainesville, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,168,447) developed by Weihong Tan, Gainesville, Fla., Lin Wang, Westfield, Ind., and Chaoyong Yang, El Cerrito, Calif., for a "multiple component nanoparticles for multiplexed signaling and optical encoding." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides multiple-luminophore silica nanoparticles for multiplexed signaling in bioanalysis. In specific embodiments, two inorganic luminophores, Tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)osmium(II) bis(hexafluorophosphate) (OsBpy) and Tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)dichlororuthenium(II) hexahydrate (RuBpy), or three organic luminophores 5-Fluorescein isothiocyanate (5-FITC), 5-carboxyrhodamine 6G, succinimidyl ester (5-CR6G, SE), 6-carboxy-X-rhodamine, succinimidyl ester (6-ROX, SE) can be simultaneously entrapped inside silica nanoparticles at controlled ratios, with desirable sizes and required surface functionality. Single-wavelength excitation with multiple emission endows the nanoparticles with optical encoding capability for rapid and high-throughput multiplexed detection." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2008 (12/066,308). 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=81,68,447&OS=81,68,447&RS=81,68,447 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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