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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Washington (May 24)
[May 24, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Washington (May 24)


(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Washington.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Programming APIS for an Extensible Avatar System ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,446,414) developed by seven co-inventors for a "programming APIS for an extensible avatar system." The co-inventors are Brendan K. Reville, Seattle, Thomas A. Langan, Seattle, Dan B. Kroymann, Bothell, Wash., Derek H. Smith, Snohomish, Wash., Stacey Law, Redmond, Wash., Bjorn Toft Madsen, Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom, and Rodney Alan Boyd, London.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is an application programming interface (API) that provides for an extensible avatar system. In one embodiment an API may allow video game applications to retrieve structures of data which represent an avatar. The game can then take those structures and incorporate the data into its own rendering system. In another embodiment an API may allow a video game application to render an avatar to a render target or texture wherein the video game system performs rendering and animation functions." The patent application was filed on Nov. 14, 2008 (12/271,690). 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=8,446,414&OS=8,446,414&RS=8,446,414 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Weyerhaeuser N.R. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Weyerhaeuser N.R., Federal Way, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,445,563) developed by Jack G. Winterowd, Puyallup, Wash., Cheng Zhang, Rockville, Md., and Amar N. Neogi, Kenmore, Wash., for an "utilization of kraft lignin in phenol/formaldehyde bonding resins for OSB." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A resin for OSB comprising an aqueous resole reaction product of phenol, formaldehyde, alkaline metal hydroxide or carbonate, urea and a degraded lignin polymer having 35-65% solids, a pH of 8-13 and a viscosity 50-1000 centipoises. The phenol and formaldehyde are present in a molar ratio of 1.5 to 3.4 moles formaldehyde to 1 mole phenol and are 40 to 85% of the total solids added to the mixture. In one embodiment they are 50 to 75% of the total solids added to the mixture. The alkaline metal hydroxide or carbonate are 5 to 20% of the total solids added to the mixture. Urea is 5 to 35% of the total solids added to the mixture. The degraded lignin is 5 to 20% of the total solids added to the mixture. A method for making the resin and a product using the resin." The patent application was filed on Nov. 16, 2010 (12/947,703). 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=84,45,563.PN.&OS=PN/84,45,563&RS=PN/84,45,563 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Adaptive Image Rendering and Use of Imposter ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,446,411) developed by Lutz Gerhard, Seattle, and Benjamin Vanik, Bellevue, Wash., for an "adaptive image rendering and use of imposter." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Images and/or collections of images may be rendered in a way that adapts to ambient circumstances, and that may enhance a user's perception of experience quality. When an image is requested for display, it is determined whether a rendered version of the image exists. If no rendered version of the image exists, then an imposter image is displayed. The imposter image may include arbitrary colors and/or patterns. If an appropriate rendered version of the image exists, then the rendered version may be displayed in place of the imposter version. While the imposter or rendered image is being displayed, the image may be retrieved, and may be rendered at other resolutions (e.g., successively higher resolutions). The choice of resolutions may be adapted to available transmission bandwidth, display speed, or other considerations." The patent application was filed on June 11, 2010 (12/814,418). 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=8,446,411&OS=8,446,411&RS=8,446,411 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Revalesio Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Revalesio, Tacoma, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,445,546) developed by Anthony B. Wood, Dallas, Richard L. Watson, McPherson, Kan., and Gregory J. Archambeau, Puyallup, Wash., for "electrokinetically-altered fluids comprising charge-stabilized gas-containing nanostructures." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided are electrokinetically-altered fluids (e.g., gas-enriched (e.g., oxygen-enriched) electrokinetic fluids) comprising an ionic aqueous solution of charge-stabilized gas-containing nanostructures in an amount sufficient to provide, upon contact with a cell, modulation of at least one of cellular membrane potential and cellular membrane conductivity. Further provided are the methods of making the electrokinetically-altered ionic aqueous fluid compositions. Particular aspects provide for regulating or modulating intracellular signal transduction associated by modulation of at least one of cellular membranes, membrane potential, membrane proteins such as membrane receptors, including but not limited to G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCR), and intercellular junctions (e.g., tight junctions, gap junctions, zona adherins and desmasomes). Other embodiments include particular methods of producing the electrokinetically-altered fluids. The electrokinetically-altered fluid compositions and methods of producing the fluid include electrokinetically-altered ionic aqueous fluids optionally in the form of solvated electrons stabilized, at least in part, with molecular gas (e.g., oxygen)." The patent application was filed on May 4, 2010 (12/773,825). 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=84,45,546.PN.&OS=PN/84,45,546&RS=PN/84,45,546 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Camera-based Multi-touch Mouse ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,446,367) developed by seven co-inventors for a camera-based multi-touch mouse. The co-inventors are Hrvoje Benko, Seattle, Daniel Allen Rosenfeld, Seattle, Eyal Ofek, Redmond, Wash., Billy Chen, Bellevue, Wash., Shahram Izadi, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Nicolas Villar, Cambridge, United Kingdom, and John Helmes, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Technologies for a camera-based multi-touch input device operable to provide conventional mouse movement data as well as three-dimensional multi-touch data. Such a device is based on an internal camera focused on a mirror or set of mirrors enabling the camera to image the inside of a working surface of the device. The working surface allows light to pass through. An internal light source illuminates the inside of the working surface and reflects off of any objects proximate to the outside of the device. This reflected light is received by the mirror and then directed to the camera. Imaging from the camera can be processed to extract touch points corresponding to the position of one or more objects outside the working surface as well as to detect gestures performed by the objects. Thus the device can provide conventional mouse functionality as well as three-dimensional multi-touch functionality." The patent application was filed on April 17, 2009 (12/425,408). 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=8,446,367&OS=8,446,367&RS=8,446,367 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Static Visualization of Multiple-dimension Data Trends ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,446,412) developed by four co-inventors for "static visualization of multiple-dimension data trends." The co-inventors are George G. Robertson, Seattle, Roland Fernandez, Woodinville, Wash., Danyel Fisher, Seattle, and Bongshin Lee, Issaquah, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data trends static visualization system and method including a data trends static visualization diagram for statically visualizing changes in data. The data trends static visualization diagram is a multi-dimensional static diagram including plots of multiple data items, where each data item is a set of related data having associated nodes and links. Each node represents a data point of the data item and links are used to connect at least some of the nodes. The data trends static visualization diagram uses a variety of visualization components to accentuate data changes and indicate a direction (or flow) of data trends. The visualization components include a node opacity visualization component, a link opacity visualization component, and a node size visualization component. The data trends static visualization diagram includes a traces diagram, for plotting trace lines in one diagram, and a small multiples diagram, for plotting individual trace lines in multiple diagrams." The patent application was filed on June 26, 2008 (12/146,483). 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=8,446,412&OS=8,446,412&RS=8,446,412 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Visual Response to Touch Inputs ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,446,376) developed by six co-inventors for "visual response to touch inputs." The co-inventors are Robert Levy, Seattle, Sarah Graham Williams, Seattle, Michael Cronin, Sammamish, Wash., Maxim Mazeev, Redmond, Wash., Bryan Beatty, Sammamish, Wash., and Daniel Wigdor, Toronto.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The provision of visual responses to touch inputs is disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a computing device comprising a touch-sensitive display, a processor in operative communication with the touch-sensitive display, and memory comprising instructions stored thereon that are executable by the processor to detect a touch input made via the touch-sensitive display, display on the touch-sensitive display a first visual response to the touch input indicating that the touch input was detected by the computing device, and if the touch input is made in a touch-interactive area on the touch-sensitive display, then to display a second visual response to the touch input indicating that the touch was made in the touch-interactive area of the display." The patent application was filed on Jan. 13, 2009 (12/353,187). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,446,376&OS=8,446,376&RS=8,446,376 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** GenPrime Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- GenPrime, Spokane, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,446,463) developed by five co-inventors for an "apparatus, method and article to perform assays using assay strips." The co-inventors are James E. Fleming, Spokane, Wash., Jesse M. McGrew, Spokane, Wash., Stephen P. McGrew, Spokane, Wash., Patrick Nicholes, Spokane, Wash., and Johnny Humphreys, Veradale, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An assay system includes an optical imager to acquire high resolution images of assay strips (e.g., lateral flow immunochromatographic test strips) and performs image processing to identify individual assay strips and determine results for each assay strip, by quantifies the presence or absence of test signal line(s) and control signal line(s). Assay strips may be in a holder or carrier contained in a specimen container also holding a specimen. The assay system automatically logs all results and data to a database that stores a high resolution image of the original immunochromatographic assay, the values of test line(s) and control line(s), and the test result. A user interface directs an end user through operation." The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2009 (12/538,716). 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=8,446,463&OS=8,446,463&RS=8,446,463 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** University of Washington Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- The University of Washington, Seattle, has been assigned a patent (8,446,341) developed by Babak Amirparviz, Seattle, Tueng T. Shen, Redmond, Wash., and Andrew Lingley, Seattle, for "contact lens with integrated light-emitting component." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A light-emitting contact lens and a method and system for tracking a user's eye position using the light-emitting contact lens are disclosed. The eye position tracking can be used, for example, to allow the user to interact with a display device such that the position of the user's eye determines the image generated by the display device. Thus, as the user's eye moves, the image on the display device will be altered to represent the new position (e.g., viewing angle) of the user with regard to the display device." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2009 (12/463,847). 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=8,446,341&OS=8,446,341&RS=8,446,341 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Boeing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,446,154) developed by Steven Kenneth Brady, Renton, Wash., Donald Duane Palmer Jr., Ballwin, Mo., and Selina Brownridge, Saint Louis, for "methods and systems for quantifying degradation of wiring insulation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for the measurement of degradation of electrical wire insulation quality is described. The system includes a clamping device for engaging the electrical wire to be tested for insulation degradation, the clamping device comprising a channel formed therein for placement of the electrical wire, a plurality of plates placed proximate the channel, the plates electrically connected to generate a capacitance and placed proximate the channel such that the wire insulation provides a portion of a dielectric for the generated capacitance, and a measurement device operatively attached to the plurality of plates such that the measurement device is configured to indicate an amount of degradation associated with the wire insulation based on at least one of the measured capacitance and dissipation factor." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2010 (12/889,631). 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=8,446,154.PN.&OS=PN/8,446,154&RS=PN/8,446,154 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microvision Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Microvision, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,446,342) developed by Mark Champion, Kenmore, Wash., Margaret K. Brown, Seattle, and Mark O. Freeman, Snohomish, Wash., for a "projection system with multi-phased scanning trajectory." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A scanned beam display device scans a beam to paint an image. The beam is scanned in two dimensions and includes at least one sinusoidal component. Phase offsets are introduced to provide different scan trajectories for successive traversals of the image field of view." The patent application was filed on Feb. 18, 2008 (12/032,988). 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=8,446,342&OS=8,446,342&RS=8,446,342 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Invention Science Fund I Assigned Patent for E-paper Display Control Based on Conformation Sequence Status ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Invention Science Fund I, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,446,357) developed by six co-inventors for an "E-paper display control based on conformation sequence status." The co-inventors are Alexander J. Cohen, Mill Valley, Calif., Edward K.Y. Jung, Bellevue, Wash., Royce A. Levien, Lexington, Mass., Robert W. Lord, Seattle, Mark A. Malamud, Seattle, and John D. Rinaldo Jr., Bellevue, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for one or more portions of one or more regions of an electronic paper assembly having one or more display layers includes, but is not limited to: obtaining and controlling display of one or more portions of one or more display layers of the electronic paper assembly regarding display of second information in response to the information associated with the one or more sequences of two or more conformations of the one or more portions of the one or more regions of the electronic paper assembly. In addition to the foregoing, other related method/system aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure." The patent application was filed on Oct. 9, 2008 (12/287,684). 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=8,446,357&OS=8,446,357&RS=8,446,357 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Dual Screen Portable Touch Sensitive Computing System ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,446,377) developed by Julio Estrada, Medina, Wash., and Georg Petschnigg, Seattle, for a "dual screen portable touch sensitive computing system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A touch sensitive computing system is provided, including a first touch sensitive display and a second touch sensitive display. The displays are operatively coupled with a processing subsystem, and with a memory subsystem which stores a plurality of content pages. User interface instructions are stored in the memory subsystem and are executable by the processing subsystem to provide user interactivity with the content pages through the first touch sensitive display and the second touch sensitive display. The interface instructions are further configured to control the displays so that they operate as discretely organized interface units for the content pages." The patent application was filed on March 24, 2009 (12/410,303). 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=8,446,377&OS=8,446,377&RS=8,446,377 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Element CXI Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Element CXI, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,446,166) developed by eight co-inventors for a "resilient integrated circuit architecture." The co-inventors are Steven Hennick Kelem, Los Altos Hills, Calif., Jaime C. Cummins, Saratoga, Calif., John L. Watson, Edgewood, Wash., Robert Plunkett, Sunnyvale, Calif., Stephen L. Wasson, Marina, Calif., Brian A. Box, Seabrook, N.H., Enno Wein, San Jose, Calif., and Charles A. Furciniti, Bedford, N.H.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The exemplary embodiments provide a resilient integrated circuit. An exemplary IC comprises a plurality of composite circuit elements, a state machine element (SME), and a plurality of communication elements. Each composite circuit element comprises an element interface and a selected circuit element which may vary by element type, and which may be configurable. The state machine element assigns various functions based on element type, such as assigning a first configuration to a first element type, assigning a second configuration to a second element type, and providing a first data link for the corresponding assignments. In response to detection of a fault or failure, the state machine element re-assigns the first configuration to another composite circuit element and creates a second data link for performance of the same function. The assignment, routing, fault detection, and re-assignment and data re-routing can occur in real time for a wide variety of programs and algorithms, providing for the IC to continue the same functioning despite defects which may arise during operation." The patent application was filed on June 14, 2011 (13/160,345). 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=8,446,166.PN.&OS=PN/8,446,166&RS=PN/8,446,166 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Boeing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,446,330) developed by four co-inventors for an antenna fabrication. The co-inventors are Douglas A. McCarville, Orting, Wash., Joseph A. Marshall, Lake Forest Park, Wash., Manny S. Urcia, Bellevue, Wash., and Otis F. Layton, Bonney Lake, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment a method to form a load bearing antenna aperture comprises forming a honeycomb core structure having a plurality of wall sections, the wall sections including electromagnetic radiating elements, and wherein lower surfaces of the wall sections defines a first surface and upper surfaces of the wall sections define a second surface, positioning a back skin to the first surface of the honeycomb core structure with an adhesive layer which comprises a layer of adhesive film and a paste adhesive disposed on the layer of adhesive film. Other embodiments are disclosed." The patent application was filed on Jan. 26, 2010 (12/693,672). 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=8,446,330&OS=8,446,330&RS=8,446,330 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Reliable Location Information for a Mobile Station Using a Non-GPS Location Technique ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,446,320) developed by Thomas Werner Kuehnel, Seattle, and Mark Lino Nielsen, Snohomish, Wash., for a "reliable location information for a mobile station using a non-GPS location technique." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus determines if a location fix received by a mobile station using a non-GPS location techniques is accurate. Location results obtained using the non-GPS location technique or techniques are treated as accurate if they are verified as being within an error margin obtained from a trusted source of location information such as a GPS positioning system. Non-GPS Location information may be obtained from a signal transmitted by the base station, which signal includes the base station location. The non-GPS location information may also be obtained from a backend service associated with the wireless network that includes the base station." The patent application was filed on Aug. 30, 2010 (12/871,012). 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=8,446,320&OS=8,446,320&RS=8,446,320 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Boeing Assigned Patent for High Performance Actuator Motor ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,446,121) developed by five co-inventors for a "high performance actuator motor." The co-inventors are Leila Parsa, Green Island, N.Y., Jeffery M. Roach, Saint Charles, Mo., Kamiar J. Karimi, Kirkland, Wash., Shengyi Liu, Sammamish, Wash., and Suman Dwari, Manchester, Conn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An actuator motor described herein has fast dynamic response capability, high torque density, high efficiency, and improved thermal and mechanical stability at high speed while minimizing weight. According to one aspect of the disclosure provided herein, an actuator motor has a rotor shaft with an array of permanent magnets attached according to a Halbach array configuration. A stator includes windings that induce a torque on the rotor shaft when rotating magnetic fields interact with the optimized magnetic flux distributions of the magnets of the Halbach array. According to various embodiments, the rotor shaft is hollow, reducing weight and rotational inertia, while improving ambient cooling characteristics of the motor." The patent application was filed on Feb. 10, 2011 (13/025,033). 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=8,446,121.PN.&OS=PN/8,446,121&RS=PN/8,446,121 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Omnilectric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Omnilectric, Kirkland, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,446,248) developed by Hatem Zeine, Redmond, Wash., for a "wireless power transmission system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The wireless power transmission is a system for providing wireless charging and/or primary power to electronic/electrical devices via microwave energy. The microwave energy is focused onto a device to be charged by a power transmitter having one or more adaptively-phased microwave array emitters. Rectennas within the device to be charged receive and rectify the microwave energy and use it for battery charging and/or for primary power. A communications channel is opened between the wireless power source and the device to be charged. The device to be charged reports to the power source via the channel a received beam signal strength at the rectennas. This information is used by the system to adjust the transmitting phases of the microwave array emitters until a maximum microwave energy is reported by the device to be charged. Backscatter is minimized by physically configuring the microwave array emitters in a substantially non-uniform, non-coplanar manner." The patent application was filed on June 14, 2007 (11/812,060). 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=8,446,248&OS=8,446,248&RS=8,446,248 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** UST Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- UST, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,446,071) developed by Perry Kaminski, Stehekin, Wash., and Yu-Chi Chu, Brier, Wash., for a "thermally enhanced ultrasound transducer system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for removing unwanted heat generated by a piezoelectric element of an ultrasound transducer. Some implementations have high thermal conductivity (HTC) material placed adjacent to the piezoelectric element. The HTC material can be thermally coupled to one or more heat sinks. Use of HTC material in conjunction with these piezoelectric element surfaces is managed to avoid degradation of propagating acoustic energy. Use of the HTC material in conjunction with heat sinks allows for creation of thermal paths away from the piezoelectric element. Active cooling of the heat sinks with water or air can further draw heat from the piezoelectric element. Further implementations form a composite matrix of thermally conductive material or interleave thermally conductive layers with piezoelectric material." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2006 (11/458,973). 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=8,446,071.PN.&OS=PN/8,446,071&RS=PN/8,446,071 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** National Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- National Semiconductor, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,446,193) developed by Ben-yong Zhang, Auburn, Wash., Tom Christiansen, Federal Way, Wash., and Christopher Andrew Schell, Tacoma, Wash., for an "apparatus and method to hold PLL output frequency when input clock is lost." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A clock conditioning circuit including a phase detector circuit configured to provide an analog tuning signal indicative of a phase relationship between a reference clock to be conditioned and a generated clock. The controlled oscillator is configured to produce the generated clock, with the generated clock having an output frequency adjustable in response to an analog tuning signal applied to a control signal input of the controlled oscillator. Converter circuitry is provided to produce a digital representation of the analog tuning signal when the mode control circuitry is in a tracking mode. In the event the reference clock is lost, the mode control circuitry switches to a holdover mode so as to provide an analog holdover signal to the control signal input based upon the digital representations produced just prior to the loss of the reference clock." The patent application was filed on May 2, 2011 (13/099,253). 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=8,446,193&OS=8,446,193&RS=8,446,193 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Impinj Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Impinj, Seattle, has been assigned a patent (8,446,258) developed by Christopher J. Diorio, Shoreline, Wash., Omar Khwaja, Irvine, Calif., and Casey M. Hagen, Seattle, for a "causing RFID tag to change how many remaining commands it will comply with." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "RFID reader systems, readers, components, software and methods for causing a custom RFID tag to change how many remaining commands they will comply with. In a number of embodiments, this is achieved by causing a custom limiting command to be transmitted to the tag." The patent application was filed on Feb. 21, 2008 (12/035,372). 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=8,446,258&OS=8,446,258&RS=8,446,258 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,446,045) developed by Joshua R. Smith, Seattle, Alanson P. Sample, Seattle, and Emily B. Cooper, Seattle, for a "flat, asymmetric, and E-field confined wireless power transfer apparatus and method thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, a method and apparatus is disclosed that includes feature of a transmitter and receiver having a substantially two-dimensional resonator structure including a flat coil; and an impedance-matching structure operably connected to the resonator structure, the transmitter configured to transmit power wirelessly." The patent application was filed on Aug. 20, 2009 (12/544,956). 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=8,446,045.PN.&OS=PN/8,446,045&RS=PN/8,446,045 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** J&L Group International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- J&L Group International, Keithville, La., has been assigned a patent (8,446,247) developed by Robert M. Allen, Greenacres, Wash., Michael Harrington, Spokane, Wash., and Lynn E. Vershum, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, for a safety system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A safety system for detecting the presence of an undesired object in a safety area may include a first pair of distance measuring sensors disposed on opposed sides of the conveying path, the pair of distance measuring sensors defining a sensor field between said pair of distance measuring sensors, and an electronic control device operatively coupled to the sensors. The electronic control device may be configured to initiate a machine-stopping sequence based at least in part on signals received from the distance measuring sensors." The patent application was filed on Oct. 21, 2009 (12/603,351). 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=8,446,247&OS=8,446,247&RS=8,446,247 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Qualcomm Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Producing a Predetermined Output in a Sequential Circuit During Power on ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Qualcomm, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,446,188) developed by Kashyap R. Bellur, San Diego, Anosh B. Davierwalla, San Diego, and Christian Holenstein, San Diego, for "systems and methods for producing a predetermined output in a sequential circuit during power on." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An integrated circuit configured for producing a predetermined output in a sequential circuit during power on is disclosed. The integrated circuit includes one or more capacitors coupled to one or more internal nodes. The one or more capacitors charge the internal nodes if a voltage at the power supply node ramps up to a set voltage at or faster than a period of time. The integrated circuit also includes a first transistor coupled to the power supply node. The first transistor produces leakage current that charges one or more internal nodes when the voltage on the power supply node ramps up to the set voltage no faster than the period of time. The integrated circuit also includes an output node. A logical value on the output node is based on a logical value on the charged internal nodes when an input signal to the sequential circuit is not active and the voltage on the power supply node is at the set voltage." The patent application was filed on April 19, 2010 (12/762,992). 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=8,446,188&OS=8,446,188&RS=8,446,188 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Boeing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24 -- Boeing, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,445,788) developed by six co-inventors for a "carbon nanotube-enhanced, metallic wire." The co-inventors are Thomas K. Tsotsis, Orange, Calif., James P. Huang, Huntington Beach, Calif., Namsoo P. Kim, Bellevue, Wash., Keith D. Humfeld, Garden Grove, Calif., William L. Mitchael, Yorba Linda, Calif., and Brad D. Mecham, Lake Stevens, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A conductive wire includes a metallic wire substrate having a diameter and a surface, and a coating material having a plurality of carbon nanotubes dispersed therein. The coating material is operable to adhere a portion of the carbon nanotubes to the surface of the wire. The coating material has higher specific conductivity than the metallic wire substrate and also has a low contact resistance with the metallic wire substrate." The patent application was filed on May 10, 2010 (12/776,877). 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=8,445,788&OS=8,445,788&RS=8,445,788 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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