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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania (Sept. 24)
[September 24, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania (Sept. 24)


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

*** Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Jacksonville, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,534,831) developed by six co-inventors for an energized biomedical device. The co-inventors are Michael A. Tepedino Jr., Monroe Township, N.J., Randall B. Pugh, Jacksonville, Fla., Robert Marciello, Stewartsville, N.J., Tom Aelbrecht, Vorselaar, Belgium, Anthony Milinowicz, Princeton, N.J., and James P. Milkowich, Yardley, Pa.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention discloses methods and apparatus for providing a biomedical device, such as an ophthalmic lens with an energy receptor capable of powering a processing device." The patent application was filed on Nov. 18, 2011 (13/299,639). 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=8534831.PN.&OS=PN/8534831&RS=PN/8534831 Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Kennametal Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Kennametal, Latrobe, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,534,766) developed by Cary D. Ritchey, Roaring Springs, Pa., and Wayne H. Beach, Roaring Springs, Pa., for an "indexable cutting tool system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for excavating and/or trenching hard and soft ground material includes a support block having a bore with a cylindrical portion and a non-cylindrical portion with flat surfaces and a cutting tool mounted in the bore, which may be a non-rotatable cutting tool having a shank with flat surfaces or a rotatable cutting tool having a shank with a cylindrical portion. The non-cylindrical portion of the bore rotatably engages the cylindrical portion of the rotatable cutting tool and the flat surfaces of the bore engage the flat surfaces of the non-rotatable cutting tool. A further embodiment includes a support block having a bore with flat surfaces along the entire length of the bore that engage the flat surfaces of the shank of the non-rotatable cutting tool and which bore receives the cylindrical portion of the shank of the rotatable cutting tool but does not restrain rotation thereof. In yet another embodiment, the support block may have two non-cylindrical portions and a single cylindrical portion, while the cutting tool may have a shank with two non-cylindrical portions and a single cylindrical portion corresponding to those within the bore of the support block." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2008 (12/107,298). 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=8534766.PN.&OS=PN/8534766&RS=PN/8534766 Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** Graco Children's Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Graco Children's Products, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,534,698) developed by Michael A. Dotsey, Pottstown, Pa., for a "fold latch for a foldable stroller." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A foldable stroller chassis has left and right sides, a front end, and a rear end. The chassis has a chassis joint between the left and right sides, a front wheel section extending toward the front end, and a rear wheel section extending toward the rear end and coupled to the front wheel section at the chassis joint. The front and rear wheel sections are pivotable away from one another to an in-use configuration and toward one another to a folded configuration. A fold latch mechanism is positioned adjacent the chassis joint between the left and right sides and is reconfigurable between a latched condition securing the chassis in the in-use configuration and an unlatched configuration. A part of the mechanism is carried on the front wheel section and a part of the mechanism is carried on the rear wheel section." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2009 (12/551,325). 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=8534698.PN.&OS=PN/8534698&RS=PN/8534698 Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Crow-Erickson Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Crow-Erickson, Asheville, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,534,623) developed by five co-inventors for a "container and universal bracket system." The co-inventors are Tommi L. Crow, Asheville, N.C., James Papafagos, North Java, N.Y., Todd Smith, Erie, Pa., Gary Pozum, Kingsville, Ohio, and Brian Mayo, Erie, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A container [10] is disclosed having a universal bracket system [300] that allows attachment of the container [10] to a plurality of upstanding outdoor supports including posts, angle iron, and signs supported in cylindrical frameworks. In the preferred embodiment, the container [10] has a box [100] with a lid [200] pivotally attached thereto. The box [100] has a bracket system [300] comprised of an upper bracket [310], a central bracket [320] and a lower bracket [340] which have complementary geometric relationships that facilitate attachment to the multiple structures." The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2011 (13/205,244). 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=8534623.PN.&OS=PN/8534623&RS=PN/8534623 Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** E I du Pont de Nemours and Co. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- E I du Pont de Nemours and Co., Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,534,591) developed by Richard Dale Kinard, Wilmington, Del., and Kirstin H. Shilkitus, Landenberg, Pa., for an "apparatus and method for loading a film cassette for gaseous vapor deposition." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is an apparatus and method for loading a film cassette for gaseous vapor deposition. The invention comprises careful alignment of a film cassette and a supply roll such that film can be transferred from the supply roll to the cassette while minimizing touching, ceasing or cracking the film." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2009 (12/550,811). 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=8534591.PN.&OS=PN/8534591&RS=PN/8534591 Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Lord Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Lord, Cary, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,534,600) developed by five co-inventors for an "aircraft landing gear assembly shimmy damper." The co-inventors are Paul J. Bachmeyer, Verona, Italy, Douglas A. Swanson, Cary, N.C., Bryan J. Pittman, Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Scott K. Thompson, Erie, Pa., and Doug A. Hodgson, Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An aircraft vehicular assembly is provided that includes a nonelastomeric outer tubular member having an inner axial center bore with a tubular cylindrical frictional interface contiguous smooth inner surface segment, and a nonelastomeric inner member having an outer bonding surface segment. The nonelastomeric inner member is rotationally received in the outer member inner axial center bore with the nonelastomeric inner strut member rotatable within said outer member. The assembly includes an elastomer encompassing the nonelastomeric inner strut member outer bonding surface segment. The elastomer has an inner bonding surface segment and an outer grooved elastomer surface, the inner bonding surface segment is bonded to the nonelastomeric inner member outer bonding surface segment. The assembly includes a grease disposed between the outer elastomer surface and the nonelastomeric outer member frictional interface inner surface segment with the greased grooved outer elastomer surface engaging the nonelastomeric outer member frictional interface inner surface segment and inhibiting an oscillating rotation." The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2009 (12/538,241). 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=8534600.PN.&OS=PN/8534600&RS=PN/8534600 Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** DePuy Synthes Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- DePuy Synthes Products, Raynham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,534,164) developed by Philip Watt, West Chester, Pa., for a screw delivery system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A screw delivery system is provided. Such a system may include a carrier including a carrier body, a driver, and a nose. The carrier may define a bore that extends at least partially through the carrier body. The driver may be configured to be at least partially disposed in the bore. The driver may include a head that is configured to mate with a head of a fastener. At least a first guide member may be carried by the carrier body. The nose may be operably aligned with the bore, and may include at least a second guide member that is configured to engage the first guide member. The system may be configured such that insertion of the driver from the bore into the nose causes the first and second guide members to engage so as to cause the nose to rotate relative to the carrier body. " The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2010 (12/956,295). 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=8534164.PN.&OS=PN/8534164&RS=PN/8534164 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** A. Stucki Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- A. Stucki, Moon Township, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,534,202) developed by Aubra D. McKisic, Baden, Pa., and John G. Faryniak, Pittsburgh, for a "modular base side bearing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A modular base side bearing assembly has a cage with upstanding side walls defining a bearing cavity and a central bottom opening to receive a modular base on which a bearing element supported on a central base portion thereof. The modular base has externally visible tabs identifying a force level corresponding to the modular base, in which the thickness of the central base portion corresponds such force level. The modular bases are interchangeable with modular bases having central base portions of differing thickness, or zero-thickness, such that the same cage, bearing element, and wear cap can be used with different modular bases to provide different force levels. The modular base is movable vertically relative to the cage to accommodate uneven mounting surfaces." The patent application was filed on Sept. 13, 2004 (10/939,667). 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=8534202.PN.&OS=PN/8534202&RS=PN/8534202 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Method for Controlling a Powered System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,534,199) developed by Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Erie, Pa., and Wolfgang Daum, Erie, Pa., for a "method for controlling a powered system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is provided for controlling a powered system including an engine operating on a plurality of fuel types. The method includes generating operational input signals from operational input devices, and generating a respective configuration signal indicative of a particular location of the powered system along a predetermined course comprising a mission. Additionally, based on the operational input signals, the configuration signal, and a respective engine emission profile for each of said configuration signal, the method includes generating control signals to a plurality of end use devices of the powered system to limit one or more of the total engine emissions of the fuel types, the total fuel efficiency of the fuel types, the total output power of the engine, a time of arrival of the powered system along the predetermined course, and/or a combination thereof." The patent application was filed on Jan. 5, 2011 (12/984,792). 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=8534199.PN.&OS=PN/8534199&RS=PN/8534199 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Philadelphia Health & Education, Drexel University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Philadelphia Health & Education, Philadelphia, and Drexel University, Philadelphia, have been assigned a patent (8,534,176) developed by Simon Giszter, Havertown, Pa., Tae Gyo Kim, Philadelphia, and Arun Ramakrishnan, Philadelphia, for a "method and apparatus for braiding micro strands." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for fabricating microbraided structures is provided. A microbraiding device includes first and second carrier members that are movable with respect to each other. Each carrier includes a plurality of shelters. Spool-less strands of microfiber are retained in shuttles that are movable between the first and second shelters under magnetic forces. The microbraid structure is fabricated as the shuttles move between the first shelters, and as the first carrier member moves relative to the second carrier member. " The patent application was filed on Nov. 19, 2009 (13/129,925). 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=8534176.PN.&OS=PN/8534176&RS=PN/8534176 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,534,177) developed by William Kalms, Parkville, Md., Tejbir Arora, Bel Air, Md., and John Snediker, Felton, Pa., for a "system and method for shock isolation in a launch system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for providing a munitions launching system with dynamic shock isolation in which a spring plate skirt having an integral spring arrangement is provided between a munitions frame and a munitions extension, the spring plate skirt defining an opening that provides for the uninterrupted flow of expelled rocket gases, as well as underside access to the munitions frame. " The patent application was filed on March 1, 2010 (12/715,063). 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=8534177.PN.&OS=PN/8534177&RS=PN/8534177 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Advanced Scientifics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Advanced Scientifics, Millersburg, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,534,120) developed by Rudolf Pavlik, Millersburg, Pa., for a "test system and method for flexible containers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A portable test device and related method are disclosed for conducting integrity testing of flexible containers. The test is particularly useful for testing aseptic flexible film bags in a manner that maintains the sterile nature of the container and removes crinkles by inflating the containers to remove crinkles and establish an inflation set point. The decay in pressure is measured over a predetermined period of time; if pressure loss does not exceed a predetermined threshold the integrity of the bag is confirmed and it can be filled without further manipulation of the container that may result in introducing flaws. " The patent application was filed on Sept. 14, 2012 (13/615,935). 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=8534120.PN.&OS=PN/8534120&RS=PN/8534120 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Certain Teed Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Certain Teed, Valley Forge, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,535,803) developed by Ming Liang Shiao, Collegeville, Pa., Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Swarthmore, Pa., and Keith C. Hong, Lititz, Pa., for "colored roofing granules with increased solar heat reflectance, solar heat-reflective shingles, and process for producing same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Solar-reflective roofing granules having deep-tone colors are formed by coating base mineral particles with a coating composition including an infrared-reflective pigment. Color is provided by colored infrared pigment, light-interference platelet pigment, or a metal oxide." The patent application was filed on Dec. 9, 2011 (13/316,115). 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=8535803.PN.&OS=PN/8535803&RS=PN/8535803 Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cameron International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Cameron International, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,534,138) developed by six co-inventors for a "chordal gas flowmeter with transducers installed outside the pressure boundary, housing and method." The co-inventors are Emanuel J. Gottlieb, Upper St. Clair, Pa., Donald R. Augenstein, Pittsburgh, William R. Freund Jr., Moon Township, Pa., Richard A. Zuckerman, Pittsburgh, Herbert Estrada, Annapolis, Md., and Calvin R. Hastings, Mount Lebanon, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A flowmeter for detecting gas flow rates in a pipe includes a container configured to be attached to the pipe having a channel through which the gas flows, and a plurality of recesses that extend through the container and a plurality of housings. Each recess has a housing which contains pressure in the channel. Each housing has a window that is in acoustic communication with the channel. The flowmeter includes a plurality of transducers, with one transducer of the plurality of transducers disposed in each recess. The transducers transmit ultrasonic signals into and receive ultrasonic signals from the channel through the window in the housing in which a transducer is disposed. The flowmeter includes a controller in electrical communication with the plurality of transducers which determines the gas flow rate through the channel by measuring transit times of signals transmitted by and received by the transducers. A housing for an ultrasonic transducer for a flowmeter which is inserted into a recess of a container that acoustically isolates the housing from the container. A method for detecting gas flow rates in a pipe. A transducer for an ultrasonic flowmeter." The patent application was filed on May 19, 2011 (13/068,772). 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=8534138.PN.&OS=PN/8534138&RS=PN/8534138 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** U.S. Navy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- The U.S. Navyhas been assigned a patent (8,535,805) developed by Melik C. Demirel, State College, Pa., Walter J. Dressick, Waldorf, Md., and Alok Singh, Springfield, Va., for "hydrophobic nanostructured thin films." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided herein are the polymers shown below. The value n is a positive integer. R.sup.1 is an organic group, and each R.sup.2 is H or a chemisorbed group, with at least one R.sup.2 being a chemisorbed group. The polymer may be a nanostructured film. Also provided herein is a method of: converting a di-p-xylyleneparacyclophane dimer to a reactive vapor of monomers; depositing the reactive vapor onto a substrate held at an angle relative to the vapor flux to form nanostructured poly(p-xylylene) film; reacting the film with an agent to form hydrogen atoms that are reactive with a precursor of a chemisorbed group, if the film does not contain the hydrogen atoms; and reacting the hydrogen atoms with the precursor. Also provided herein is a device having a nanostructured poly(p-xylylene) film on a pivotable substrate. The film has directional hydrophobic or oleophobic properties and directional adhesive properties. ##STR00001##" The patent application was filed on April 28, 2009 (12/430,932). 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=8535805.PN.&OS=PN/8535805&RS=PN/8535805 Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Empire Technology Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Empire Technology Development, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,534,022) developed by Nicholas Sheppard Bromer, Marietta, Pa., for a "twisted threaded reinforcing bar." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for reinforcing concrete using rebar are disclosed. Some example embodiments may include prestressed concrete structures reinforced by twisted, threaded reinforcing bars. An example reinforcing bar for a prestressed concrete structure may include an elongated, generally cylindrical rod; an external thread disposed on the generally cylindrical rod, the external thread formed from an elongated, generally nonlinear channel wrapped about a radial surface of the generally cylindrical rod in a generally helical fashion. A base portion of the nonlinear channel may be disposed substantially against the radial surface of the generally cylindrical rod and/or an upstanding portion of the nonlinear channel may extend generally orthogonally from the radial surface of the generally cylindrical rod." The patent application was filed on Jan. 17, 2011 (13/139,328). 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=8534022.PN.&OS=PN/8534022&RS=PN/8534022 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken, West Conshohocken, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,535,971) developed by Tung Thanh Pham, West Conshohocken, Pa., and Weiming Zhang, Blue Bell, Pa., for a "method for applying full back surface field and silver busbar to solar cell." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is provided for applying back contact silver busbars to an aluminum back surface field (BSF) of a solar cell. The method involves providing a solar cell substrate having a front side and a back side; printing a full aluminum backing layer on the back side of the solar cell substrate; drying the printed aluminum backing layer to yield a full aluminum layer; printing and drying a peeling paste on the full aluminum layer in areas where the silver busbars are desired; printing and drying a front contact silver paste on the front side of the solar cell substrate to produce a front grid electrode; co-firing and cooling the front and back sides of the solar cell, wherein during firing the peeling paste wets excess aluminum powder in the aluminum layer, such that during cooling of the solar cell the peeling paste contracts, solidifies, and peels off with the excess aluminum powder to leave a full aluminum BSF having open areas; and printing, drying, and firing a back contact silver paste on the open areas of the BSF to yield silver busbars." The patent application was filed on Feb. 10, 2011 (13/024,773). 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=8535971.PN.&OS=PN/8535971&RS=PN/8535971 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Woodcelli Enterprises Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Woodcelli Enterprises, Williamsport, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,534,012) developed by James Wood, Muncy, Pa., for a trim molding structure.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A trim molding structure that uses at least one magnet to attach to a metal frame such as a metal door frame and a metal window frame is presented. At least one magnetic element is affixed to a trim member of a trim molding structure. The magnetic element can be affixed to the trim member using various means such as an adhesive material that loses adhesiveness when its temperature exceeds approximately its temperature limit. When the temperature of the adhesive material exceeds approximately its temperature limit, the adhesive material loses adhesiveness and releases the trim molding structure from the metal frame. An intumescent material that expands when its temperature exceeds approximately its activation temperature can be attached between a trim member and a metal frame. In case of fire, the intumescent material expands and pushes the trim molding structure away from the metal frame when the temperature of the intumescent material exceeds approximately its activation temperature. In an alternative embodiment, the intumescent material can be replaced by a spring." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2009 (12/494,884). 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=8534012.PN.&OS=PN/8534012&RS=PN/8534012 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Shop Vac Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Shop Vac, Williamsport, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,533,902) developed by five co-inventors for a "removable circuit board assembly for a vacuum." The co-inventors are Neil N. Norell, Vestal, N.Y., Melvin E. Wolfe Jr., Kirkwood, N.Y., James M. Robitaille, Montoursville, Pa., Doug Adams, Newark Valley, N.Y., and Jonathan Miller, Williamsport, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A vacuum assembly having a housing and a motor and motor shaft secured within the housing; a fan coupled to the motor shaft and an air intake port and an air exhaust port located within the housing; a circuit board mounted in a cooling air path in the housing, wherein the cooling air path is located between the air intake port and the air exhaust port such that the fan causes cool air to flow across the circuit board; a pulley assembly coupled to the motor shaft and including a disposable belt, the pulley assembly located in the housing in such position that the circuit board blocks access to the disposable belt; a first connector portion secured to the circuit board; a second connector portion coupled to a plurality of wires coupled to at least the motor; the first and second connector portions configured to mate in a single direction." The patent application was filed on March 28, 2011 (13/073,883). 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=8533902.PN.&OS=PN/8533902&RS=PN/8533902 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Tumi Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Tumi, South Plainfield, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,533,908) developed by Paul Scicluna, Penndel, Pa., for a ball wheel.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A ball wheel assembly including a wheel ball is provided. The assembly further includes first and second legs. The legs include a mounting portion and a ring-shaped leg cover. The legs are secured together proximate to the mounting portions. The legs further include a leg ball bearing retaining ring and leg ball bearings. The leg ball bearing retaining ring and leg ball bearings are positioned between the leg cover and the wheel ball. The assembly further includes a top housing. The top housing includes a top housing cover, a housing ball bearing retaining ring, and housing ball bearings. The top housing is secured to the legs, and the housing ball bearing retaining ring and housing ball bearings are positioned between the top housing cover and the wheel ball." The patent application was filed on Jan. 12, 2011 (13/005,270). 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=8533908.PN.&OS=PN/8533908&RS=PN/8533908 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Ford Global Technologies Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Rapidly Thawing Frozen NOx Reductant ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Ford Global Technologies, Dearborn, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,534,054) developed by seven co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for rapidly thawing frozen NOx reductant." The co-inventors are David Cook, San Ramon, Calif., Furqan Zafar Shaikh, Troy, Mich., Michael Levin, Ann Arbor, Mich., David Furedy, Pittsburgh, Evan Kent Dawson, Houston, Daniel Kabat, Oxford, Mich., and Jeremy Keller, Windsor, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to one aspect of the present invention, a liquid reductant tank for supplying liquid reductant to a selective catalytic reduction system is disclosed. The tank includes a tank cavity for holding a liquid reductant and being at least partially defined by one or more side walls; a liquid reductant supply line at least partially situated within the tank cavity and for communicating liquid reductant from the tank cavity to outside of the tank cavity; and a heating element situated at least partially within the liquid reductant supply line and for thawing frozen reductant situated within the supply line during cold start conditions to obtain liquid reductant for use in a selective catalytic reduction system." The patent application was filed on Feb. 1, 2011 (13/018,913). 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=8534054.PN.&OS=PN/8534054&RS=PN/8534054 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Tyco Electronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Tyco Electronics, Berwyn, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,533,939) developed by David Michael Stull, Etters, Pa., for a compression tool.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A compression tool for terminating wires to a connector includes a frame that has a receiving space configured to receive the connector. A handle is rotatably coupled to the frame. A ram is held by the frame. The ram has an engagement end within the receiving space that is configured to engage the connector. The ram is movable between an initial position and a final position. A link is coupled between the ram and the handle. The link is variably positionable with respect to at least one of the handle or the ram to change the final position of the ram within the receiving space to control a shut height of the compression tool." The patent application was filed on Feb. 15, 2011 (13/027,922). 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=8533939.PN.&OS=PN/8533939&RS=PN/8533939 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Shop Vac Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Shop Vac, Williamsport, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,533,906) developed by Li H. Liu, South Williamsport, Pa., for a "vacuum cleaner with recirculated cooling air." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A vacuum cleaner comprising a receptacle having a working air inlet and an associated filter, the filter in communication with and downstream from the working air inlet, is disclosed. The vacuum cleaner further includes a housing containing a motor and having a cooling air outlet from the motor and a working air outlet, the working air outlet in communication with the working air inlet of the receptacle through a working air impeller, wherein the cooling air is directed to the receptacle, and the cooling air passes through the filter before exiting the working air outlet of the housing." The patent application was filed on July 7, 2011 (13/178,245). 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=8533906.PN.&OS=PN/8533906&RS=PN/8533906 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Plextronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Plextronics, Pittsburgh, has been assigned a patent (8,535,974) developed by seven co-inventors for "hole transport compositions and related devices and methods (II)." The co-inventors are Christopher T. Brown, Pittsburgh, Neetu Chopra, Pittsburgh, Christopher R. Knittel, Pittsburgh, Mathew Mathai, Gibsonia, Pa., Venkataramanan Seshadri, Pittsburgh, Jing Wang, Gibsonia, Pa., and Brian Woodworth, Pittsburgh.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A composition comprising: at least one compound comprising a hole transporting core, wherein the core is covalently bonded to a first arylamine group and also covalently bonded to a second arylamine group different from the first, and wherein the compound is covalently bonded to at least one intractability group, wherein the intractability group is covalently bonded to the hole transporting core, the first arylamine group, the second arylamine group, or a combination thereof, and wherein the compound has a molecular weight of about 5,000 g/mole or less. Blended mixtures of arylamine compounds, including fluorene core compounds, can provide good film formation and stability when coated onto hole injection layers. Solution processing of OLEDs is a particularly important application." The patent application was filed on July 1, 2011 (13/175,714). 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=8535974.PN.&OS=PN/8535974&RS=PN/8535974 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Air Products and Chemicals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Air Products and Chemicals, Allentown, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,535,760) developed by four co-inventors for "additives to silane for thin film silicon photovoltaic devices." The co-inventors are Patrick Timothy Hurley, Allentown, Pa., Robert Gordon Ridgeway, Quakertown, Pa., Katherine Anne Hutchison, Sunnyvale, Calif., and John Giles Langan, Breinigsville, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Chemical additives are used to increase the rate of deposition for the amorphous silicon film (.alpha.Si:H) and/or the microcrystalline silicon film (.mu.CSi:H). The electrical current is improved to generate solar grade films as photoconductive films used in the manufacturing of Thin Film based Photovoltaic (TFPV) devices." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2010 (12/872,806). 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=8535760.PN.&OS=PN/8535760&RS=PN/8535760 Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** University of Pittsburgh Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, has been assigned a patent (8,535,719) developed by six co-inventors for "biohybrid elastomeric scaffolds and methods of use thereof." The co-inventors are Stephen F. Badylak, Pittsburgh, Donald O. Freytes, Pittsburgh, Thomas W. Gilbert, Pittsburgh, Jianjun Guan, Dublin, Ohio, John Stankus, Campbell, Calif., and William R. Wagner, Wexford, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided herein is a biohybrid elastomeric scaffold comprising a synthetic polymeric component and a biological polymeric component. The scaffold can be fabricated to have many different forms, non-limiting examples of which include a non-woven fibrous mesh or in a porous composite. Methods of use of the biohybrid elastomeric scaffolds in wound healing and tissue regeneration are also provided." The patent application was filed on July 6, 2007 (11/825,540). 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=8535719.PN.&OS=PN/8535719&RS=PN/8535719 Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit, McGowan Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit, Pittsburgh, and McGowan, Allegheny County, Pa., have been assigned a patent (8,535,706) developed by five co-inventors for a bone implant. The co-inventors are Paula A. Witt-Enderby, Bethel Park, Pa., Kenneth McGowan, Harrison City, Pa., James Rutkowski, Clarion, Pa., Ellen S. Gawalt, Pittsburgh, and Rachelle Palchesko, Lucerne Mines, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A bone implant, and bone implant material, includes a calcium- and oxide-containing artificial graft material in a scaffold, to which melatonin and an optional cell adhesion peptide are absorbed or covalently linked." The patent application was filed on Jan. 10, 2011 (13/521,361). 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=8535706.PN.&OS=PN/8535706&RS=PN/8535706 Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hyundai Motor, Penn State Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- Hyundai Motor, Seoul, South Korea, and Penn State Research Foundation, University Park, Pa., have been assigned a patent (8,535,843) developed by six co-inventors for a "fuel cell bipolar plate for preventing flooding." The co-inventors are Soo WhanKim, State College, Pa., Jong Jin Yoon, Seoul, South Korea, Kyu Taek Cho, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, Byung Ki Ahn, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, Jong Hyun Lee, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, and Matthew M. Mench, State College, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a fuel cell bipolar plate in which an air gap or a material layer having a heat transfer coefficient lower than that of the bipolar plate is provided so as to reduce total amount of liquid water generated in a fuel cell, thereby preventing the occurrence of flooding and reducing the time required for cold start, enhancing durability, decreasing parasitic purge requirements, and enhancing operational stability." The patent application was filed on Dec. 5, 2008 (12/328,846). 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=8535843.PN.&OS=PN/8535843&RS=PN/8535843 Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

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