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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Nov. 19)

[November 19, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Nov. 19)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,310,102) developed by Ravisekhar Nadimpalli Raju, Clifton Park, N.Y., for a "system and method for power conversion." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multilevel inverter is provided. The multilevel inverter includes a plurality of bridges, each bridge configured to receive a respective portion of an input DC power and convert the respective portion to a respective converted AC power. The multilevel inverter also includes at least one bridge controller for operating at least one of the plurality of bridges in a square waveform mode. The multilevel inverter further includes a plurality of transformers, each transformer coupled to a respective bridge and configured to increase a voltage level of the respective portion of converted AC power. The plurality of transformers further includes secondary windings coupled in series with the other secondary windings to combine the respective increased voltage level portions of the converted AC power. The multilevel inverter also includes a grid converter configured to provide output power for a power grid." The patent application was filed on March 30, 2011 (13/075,224). 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=8,310,102.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,102&RS=PN/8,310,102 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.



*** General Hospital Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- General Hospital, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,309,095) developed by four co-inventors for a "parathyroid hormone receptor activation and stem and progenitor cell expansion." The co-inventors are David T. Scadden, Weston, Mass., Laura M. Calvi, Rochester, N.Y., Gregor Adams, Boston, and Henry M. Kronenberg, Belmont, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention relates to methods for manipulating hematopoietic stem or progenitor cells, mesenchymal stem cells, epithelial stem cells, neural stem cells and related products through activation of the PTH/PTHrP receptor in neighboring cells." The patent application was filed on April 29, 2011 (13/097,664). 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=8,309,095.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,095&RS=PN/8,309,095 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cornell Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Cornell Research Foundation, Ithaca, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,309,942) developed by Amit Lal, Ithaca, N.Y., Rajesh Duggirala, Hillsboro, N.Y., and Mvs Chandrasekhar, Ithaca, N.Y., for a "self-powered environmental sensor with wake-up circuitry." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A self-powered sensor (e.g., 100, 180, 220, 400) can wake-up systems requiring a trigger signal to wake-up circuits or systems in power-sleep mode, conserving the battery power for emergency computations and communications. In a humidity sensor embodiment 100, radioisotope generated voltage biases are employed to power sensor capacitors to realize self-powered sensors. A first self-powered capacitor biasing architecture 160 is based on changes in the leakage resistance of the polymer capacitor 110, and a second self-powered capacitor biasing architecture 140 uses changes in the capacitance of the polymer capacitor. Another sensor embodiment uses changes in the capacitance or leakage resistance of the sensor capacitor to modulate conductance of a MOSFET 114, realizing an easily readable electronic output signal. A temperature sensor embodiment 180 and a MEMS cantilever structure based fissile material proximity sensor embodiment 400 are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on Sept. 18, 2007 (12/441,832). 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=8,309,942.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,942&RS=PN/8,309,942 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Tarrytown, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,309,088) developed by six co-inventors for a "method of treating osteoarthritis with an antibody to NGF." The co-inventors are Lynn MacDonald, White Plains, N.Y., Richard Torres, New York, Marc R. Morra, Beacon Falls, Conn., Joel H. Martin, Putnam Valley, N.Y., Joel C. Reinhardt, Mount Kisco, N.Y., and Paul Tiseo, Greenwich, Conn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods are disclosed for treating osteoarthritis in a human subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-human NGF antibody, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, wherein at least one symptom associated with osteoarthritis is prevented, ameliorated or improved." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2010 (12/888,751). 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=8,309,088.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,088&RS=PN/8,309,088 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Generating Power in a Wind Turbine ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,310,074) developed by Einar Vaughn Larsen, Ballston Lake, N.Y., Anthony Michael Klodowski, Hardy, Va., and Sidney Allen Barker, Troutville, Va., for a "method and apparatus for generating power in a wind turbine." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A power converter for a wind turbine including an array of switching devices and a control module having a current damping device. The control module is configured to control a switching behavior of the array of switching devices and to receive a current having a first frequency component from the wind turbine. The current damping device is configured to reduce an amplitude of the first frequency component." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2009 (12/609,824). 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=8,310,074.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,074&RS=PN/8,310,074 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Endo Pharmaceuticals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Endo Pharmaceuticals, Chadds Ford, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,309,122) developed by four co-inventors for an "oxymorphone controlled release formulations." The co-inventors are Huai-Hung Kao, Syosset, N.Y., Anand R. Baichwal, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Troy McCall, Smyma, Ga., and David Lee, Chadds Ford, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention pertains to a method of relieving pain by administering a controlled release pharmaceutical tablet containing oxymorphone which produces a mean minimum blood plasma level 12 to 24 hours after dosing, as well as the tablet producing the sustained pain relief." The patent application was filed on Feb. 28, 2007 (11/680,432). 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=8,309,122.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,122&RS=PN/8,309,122 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Apparatus and System for Power Conversion ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,310,083) developed by seven co-inventors for an "apparatus and system for power conversion." The co-inventors are Johannes Huber, Munich, Germany, Lembit Salasoo, Schenectady, N.Y., Alexander Walsch, Eching, Germany, Michal-Wolfgang Waszak, Munich, Germany, Alexander Felix Fiseni, Munich, Germany, Stefan Brandhoff, Haag an der Amper, Germany, and Karl Kyrberg, Munich, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus includes a DC-link, a voltage converter, a bus voltage controller, and a supervisory controller. The voltage converter is configured to convert a first DC voltage into a second DC voltage based on a command signal and based on an adjustment signal and to supply the second DC voltage to the DC-link. The bus voltage controller is configured to iterate calculation of the adjustment signal to communicate each iterated calculation of the adjustment signal to the voltage converter. The supervisory controller is configured to iterate calculation of the command signal and to communicate each iterated calculation of the command signal to the voltage converter and to the bus voltage controller. A frequency of the bus voltage controller to communicate each iterated calculation of the adjustment signal is higher than a frequency of the supervisory controller to communicate each iterated calculation of the command signal." The patent application was filed on July 21, 2010 (12/840,423). 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=8,310,083.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,083&RS=PN/8,310,083 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Wyeth Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Wyeth, Madison, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,309,094) developed by six co-inventors for an antibody-drug conjugates. The co-inventors are Hans-Peter Gerber, Montclair, N.J., John Francis DiJoseph, Woodbridge, N.J., Kiran Manohar Khandke, Nanuet, N.Y., Kimberly Ann Marquette, Somerville, Mass., Puja Sapra, River Edge, N.J., and Lioudmila Gennadievna Tchistiakova, Andover, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are anti-5T4 antibody drug conjugates and methods for preparing and using the same." The patent application was filed on March 30, 2012 (13/435,731). 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=8,309,094.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,094&RS=PN/8,309,094 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Columbia University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Columbia University, New York City, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,309,936) developed by Holger Kreckel, Gemuenden, Germany, Hjalmar Bruhns, Bonn, Germany, and Daniel Wolf Savin, New York, for an "ion deflector for two-dimensional control of ion beam cross sectional spread." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An ion deflector, for deflecting a beam of charged particles along an arc in a deflection plane, includes a pair of non-spherical deflection electrodes adapted for being charged with different voltages. The pair of deflection electrodes are configured to control, in both the deflection plane and in a direction perpendicular to the deflection plane, a cross sectional spread of charged particles in a deflected beam that exits the ion deflector. In some embodiments, a first electrode has a first height perpendicular to the deflection plane and a second electrode has a different second height." The patent application was filed on Feb. 19, 2010 (12/708,886). 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=8,309,936.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,936&RS=PN/8,309,936 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Semiconductor Device Package having High Breakdown Voltage and Low Parasitic Inductance and Method of Manufacturing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,310,040) developed by four co-inventors for a "semiconductor device package having high breakdown voltage and low parasitic inductance and method of manufacturing thereof." The co-inventors are Richard Alfred Beaupre, Pittsfield, Mass., Paul Alan McConnelee, Albany, N.Y., Arun Virupaksha Gowda, Rexford, N.Y., and Thomas Bert Gorczyca, Schenectady, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A semiconductor device package includes a semiconductor device having connection pads formed thereon, with the connection pads being formed on first and second surfaces of the semiconductor device with edges of the semiconductor device extending therebetween. A first passivation layer is applied on the semiconductor device and a base dielectric laminate is affixed to the first surface of the semiconductor device that has a thickness greater than that of the first passivation layer. A second passivation layer having a thickness greater than that of the first passivation layer is applied over the first passivation layer and the semiconductor device to cover the second surface and the edges of the semiconductor device, and metal interconnects are coupled to the connection pads, with the metal interconnects extending through vias formed through the first and second passivation layers and the base dielectric laminate sheet to form a connection with the connection pads." The patent application was filed on Dec. 8, 2010 (12/962,761). 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=8,310,040.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,040&RS=PN/8,310,040 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,309,991) developed by four co-inventors for a "nanowire FET having induced radial strain." The co-inventors are Sarunya Bangsaruntip, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Guy Cohen, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Conal E. Murray, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Jeffrey W. Sleight, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device is provided and includes a nanowire connecting first and second silicon-on-insulator (SOI) pads and a gate including a gate conductor surrounding the nanowire and a fully silicided material surrounding the gate conductor to radially strain the nanowire." The patent application was filed on Dec. 4, 2009 (12/631,218). 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=8,309,991.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,991&RS=PN/8,309,991 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Del Monte Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Del Monte, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,309,157) developed by five co-inventors for a "meat-containing, strip-shaped food product and method of making same." The co-inventors are Robert Lombard, Morris Plains, N.J., Kenchu Tham, Sparta, N.J., Haitao Ni, Morris Plains, N.J., Paul Ziemba, Lancaster, N.Y., and Harry Levine, Morris Plains, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A flexible, strip-shaped food product is made by comminuting substantially frozen meat and heating the comminuted meat to at least partially denature the meat proteins and cooling the cooked meat. About 4% by weight to about 45% by weight of wheat flour is admixed with the cooked meat, along with other ingredients, to form a dough. Use of the wheat flour unexpectedly increases tensile strength of the dough and products baked from the dough, and maintains flexibility of the strip-shaped food products over an extended period of time. Cooking of the meat in the presence of salt unexpectedly increases water activity of the pieces, resulting in a product that has a skin and a moist middle, while maintaining tensile strength. The dough is rotary-molded into strip-shaped pieces. The rotary mold may have angled die cups. The strip-shaped dough pieces are then baked and dried." The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2007 (11/863,031). 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=8,309,157.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,157&RS=PN/8,309,157 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** ISP Investments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- ISP Investments, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,309,144) developed by Claude Dal Farra, Kerhonkson, N.Y., Nouha Domloge, Valbonne, France, and Dominique Peyronel, Marseilles, France, for a "use of a cruciferous protein hydrolysate as a depigmentation agent or for a cosmetic and/or pharmaceutical composition." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The use of an effective quantity of a protein hydrolysate from plants belonging to the crucifer family, as whitening and/or depigmenting skin agent, for the preparation of a cosmetic and/or dermatological and/or pharmaceutical composition. In a preferred embodiment, the hydrolysate is obtained from rapeseed proteins. Also the composition may contain the aforementioned hydrolysate in a cosmetically and/or pharmaceutically acceptable excipient chosen between glycerol, propanediol and butylene glycol." The patent application was filed on Dec. 28, 2010 (12/979,735). 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=8,309,144.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,144&RS=PN/8,309,144 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Enabling an Adapter in a Network Device to Discover the Name of another Adapter of another Network Device in a Network System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,310,953) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for enabling an adapter in a network device to discover the name of another adapter of another network device in a network system." The co-inventors are Aaron C. Brown, Austin, Texas, Scott M. Carlson, Tucson, Ariz., Kevin J. Gildea, Bloomington, N.Y., Roger G. Hathorn, Tucson, Ariz., Jeffrey W. Palm, Rochester, Minn., and Renato J. Recio, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A network system supports multiple network communication protocols. In one embodiment, network device driver software provides a "Fiber Channel over Ethernet" communication capability and methodology. Device driver software manages a Fiber Channel to Ethernet and Ethernet to Fiber Channel address translation in real time for data packet communications in the network system. Different embodiments of the disclosed network system include multiple name servers and network device driver software that together provide multiple adapter name discovery methodologies. In one embodiment, the adapter name discovery methodologies include port name discovery and adapter attributes discovery." The patent application was filed on Aug. 21, 2007 (11/842,473). 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=83,10,953.PN.&OS=PN/83,10,953&RS=PN/83,10,953 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** InterDigital Patent Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- InterDigital Patent Holdings, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,310,946) developed by four co-inventors for a "cell selection and reselection for closed subscriber group cells." The co-inventors are Shankar Somasundaram, Deer Park, N.Y., Peter S. Wang, East Setauket, N.Y., Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Kirkland, Canada, and Rajat P. Mukherjee, Stanford, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for applying a priority of a closed subscriber group (CSG) cell, including receiving priority information for each of a plurality of communication frequencies over which the CSG cell can communicate; storing the priority information at a wireless transmit/receive unit; and applying the priority information to at least one of: taking measurements on a communication frequency, selecting to a CSG cell in the communication frequency, or reselecting to a CSG cell in the communication frequency." The patent application was filed on March 24, 2009 (12/410,075). 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=83,10,946.PN.&OS=PN/83,10,946&RS=PN/83,10,946 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Macronix International, International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Macronix International, Hsinchu, Taiwan, and International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., have been assigned a patent (8,310,864) developed by four co-inventors for a "self-aligned bit line under word line memory array." The co-inventors are Hsiang-Lan Lung, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., Chung H. Lam, Peekskill, N.Y., Erh-Kun Lai, Elmsford, N.Y., and Matthew J. Breitwisch, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A memory device is described that comprises a plurality of bit lines and an array of vertical transistors arranged on the plurality of bit lines. A plurality of word lines is formed along rows of vertical transistors in the array which comprise thin film sidewalls of word line material and arranged so that the thin film sidewalls merge in the row direction, and do not merge in the column direction, to form word lines. The word lines provide "surrounding gate" structures for embodiments in which the vertical transistors are field effect transistors. Memory elements are formed in electrical communication with the vertical transistors. A fully self-aligned process is provided in which the word lines and memory elements are aligned with the vertical transistors without additional patterning steps." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2010 (12/815,680). 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=83,10,864.PN.&OS=PN/83,10,864&RS=PN/83,10,864 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Juniper Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,310,957) developed by Yakov Rekhter, New Rochelle, N.Y., for "minimum-cost spanning trees of unicast tunnels for multicast distribution." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A router determines a graph of unicast tunnels that connect a set of edge routers that will distribute multicast traffic in a network, wherein the graph comprises vertices and edges connecting one or more vertex pairs. The router calculates a minimum-cost spanning tree for the graph based on edge metric values, wherein the minimum-cost spanning tree includes the graph vertices and a selected subset of the graph edges, and wherein the minimum-cost spanning tree includes a first vertex that represents an ingress one of the set of edge routers for the multicast traffic and a second vertex that shares one of the edges with a third one of the vertices other than the first vertex representing the ingress edge router. The router then establishes an MPLS-based multicast distribution tree based on the calculated minimum-cost spanning tree to distribute the multicast traffic from the ingress router to the edge routers." The patent application was filed on March 9, 2010 (12/720,445). 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=83,10,957.PN.&OS=PN/83,10,957&RS=PN/83,10,957 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Discovering Network Topology from Routing Information ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,310,931) developed by Dakshi Agrawal, Monsey, N.Y., Bong Jun Ko, Harrington, N.J., and Mudhakar Srivatsa, White Plains, N.Y., for a "discovering network topology from routing information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for inferring network link topology includes receiving an address of a seed node in a network, initializing a set of links and monitors of the network, refining, iteratively beginning at the seed node, the set of links and monitors of the network, wherein a local topology of links is inferred from routing information of a current node and a remote topology of links is inferred from routing information of the set of monitors, wherein the set of monitors is created from the local topology of links, and outputting the topology of links including the local and remote topology of links as a topology of the network." The patent application was filed on July 18, 2008 (12/175,931). 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=83,10,931.PN.&OS=PN/83,10,931&RS=PN/83,10,931 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Scarguard Labs Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Scarguard Labs, Great Neck, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,309,081) developed by Joel R. Studin, Great Neck, N.Y., for a "composition and method for treatment of bruising." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There is provided a skin treatment composition for oral or topical administration and a method for skin treatment. The composition comprises a chelating agent and at least one protease. The composition helps to remove hemosiderin that causes staining of skin on a bruised area and reduces inflammation and pain." The patent application was filed on Nov. 18, 2008 (12/273,311). 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=8,309,081.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,081&RS=PN/8,309,081 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Spin-current Switchable Magnetic Memory Element and Method of Fabricating the Memory Element ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,310,863) developed by Jonathan Zanhong Sun, Shrub Oak, N.Y., and Stuart Stephen Papworth Parkin, San Jose, Calif., for a "spin-current switchable magnetic memory element and method of fabricating the memory element." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of fabricating a magnetic memory element includes forming a plurality of magnetic layers having a perpendicular magnetic anisotropy component, in which the plurality of magnetic layers includes a first magnetic layer having an alloy of a rare-earth metal and a transition metal, and a second magnetic layer." The patent application was filed on Feb. 4, 2011 (13/020,925). 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=83,10,863.PN.&OS=PN/83,10,863&RS=PN/83,10,863 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Acushnet Assigned Patent for Golf Balls Having a Low Modulus HNP layer and a High Modulus HNP Layer ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Acushnet, Fairhaven, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,308,585) developed by four co-inventors for "golf balls having a low modulus HNP layer and a high modulus HNP layer." The co-inventors are Jeffrey L. Dalton, Mamaroneck, N.Y., William E. Morgan, Barrington, R.I., Michael J. Sullivan, Barrington, R.I., and Derek A. Ladd, Acushnet, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is directed to golf balls consisting of a dual-layer core and a cover. The core consists of an inner core layer formed from a high modulus HNP composition and an outer core layer formed from a low modulus HNP composition. The outer core layer has an outer surface hardness less than the outer surface hardness of the inner core layer." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2005 (13/081,609). 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=8,308,585&OS=8,308,585&RS=8,308,585 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** CFPH Assigned Patent for Time and Location Based Gaming ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- CFPH, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,308,568) developed by five co-inventors for a "time and location based gaming." The co-inventors are Lee M. Amaitis, London, Joseph M. Asher, New York, Howard W. Lutnick, New York, Darrin M. Mylet, Tampa, Fla., and Alan B. Wilkins, Raleigh, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A user engaged in at least one activity via a gaming device is not permitted to engage in the at least one activity if the user leaves a particular area for at least a predetermined amount of time and/or enters a particular area for at least a predetermined amount of time." The patent application was filed on Aug. 15, 2007 (11/839,418). 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=8,308,568&OS=8,308,568&RS=8,308,568 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,308,506) developed by four co-inventors for "ultra-low capacitance high voltage cable assemblies for CT systems." The co-inventors are Liang Tang, Waukesha, Wis., Yang Cao, Niskayuna, N.Y., Denis Perrillat-Amede, Buc, France, and Weijun Yin, Niskayuna, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present embodiments relate to a cable assembly with ultra-low capacitance. In one embodiment, a cable assembly is provided. The cable assembly includes an insulation layer. The insulation layer includes a low-permittivity insulation material." The patent application was filed on Jan. 24, 2011 (13/012,648). 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=8,308,506&OS=8,308,506&RS=8,308,506 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** CFPH Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- CFPH, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,308,543) developed by Mark A. Miller, New York, for a reshuffle timing.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and/or device is set forth for playing a game. In some embodiments, an inventory of data representing playing cards is arranged in a random but established, serial order. In some embodiments, for each hand of play the player makes a wager and cards are displayed, according to the rules of the game, in order from the inventory to define a winning or losing outcome. In some embodiments, a display, as hands are played, displays the remaining constituency of the inventory and the player, before any hand, can order re-shuffling and re-constitute of the inventory. In some embodiments, re-shuffling may be triggered by a card or hand count or certain pre-defined triggers. Other embodiments are described." The patent application was filed on Oct. 28, 2008 (12/259,330). 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=8,308,543&OS=8,308,543&RS=8,308,543 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Wind Turbine with Auxiliary Fins ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,308,437) developed by Bharat Bagepalli, Niskayuna, N.Y., Aniruddha D. Gadre, Rexford, N.Y., and Nitin Narayan Bhate, Bangalore, India, for a "wind turbine with auxiliary fins." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wind turbine includes a nacelle mounted atop a tower. Power generating components are housed within the nacelle. A rotor hub is rotationally coupled to the power generating components. A plurality of blades are fixed to the rotor hub. The blades include a root section extending radially outward from the rotor hub and an aerodynamic section extending radially outward from the root section, wherein lift is generated by the blades primarily along the aerodynamic section. Aerodynamic fins extend radially outward from the rotor hub alongside the root sections of the blades and have an aerodynamic shape so as to capture wind and impart rotational torque to the hub from a central impinging wind zone that is coaxial to the rotor hub and the blade root sections." The patent application was filed on April 26, 2011 (13/094,237). 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=8,308,437&OS=8,308,437&RS=8,308,437 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** MAGNA Powertrain USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- MAGNA Powertrain USA, Troy, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,308,462) developed by Sankar K. Mohan, Jamesville, N.Y., Timothy M. Burns, Elbridge, N.Y., and Jeremy M. Klyde, Watermill, N.Y., for a "pump assembly with radial clutch for use in power transmission assemblies." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A power transmission device includes a rotatable shaft having an axis of rotation. A lubrication pump includes an inner rotor and an outer rotor in meshed engagement with one another. A clutch continuously drivingly couples one of the inner rotor and the outer rotor and the shaft to limit the power transferred from the shaft to the lubrication pump. The clutch includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced-apart protrusions biasedly engaged with the shaft." The patent application was filed on July 9, 2009 (12/499,846). 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=8,308,462&OS=8,308,462&RS=8,308,462 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Dresser-Rand Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Dresser-Rand, Olean, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,308,364) developed by Joseph A. Tecza, Scio, N.Y., and William C. Maier, Almond, N.Y., for an "auxiliary bearing system for magnetically supported rotor system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An auxiliary bearing system for a magnetically supported rotor system according to which the auxiliary bearing system includes at least two mounting pad assemblies having compliantly mounted body members." The patent application was filed on Oct. 8, 2010 (12/900,629). 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=8,308,364&OS=8,308,364&RS=8,308,364 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Welch Allyn Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Welch Allyn, Skaneateles Falls, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,308,355) developed by seven co-inventors for a cycle counting. The co-inventors are John A. Lane, Weedsport, N.Y., Tyson B. Whitaker, Arden, N.C., Matthew J. Kinsley, Liverpool, N.Y., Craig M. Meyerson, Syracuse, N.Y., Scott A. Martin, Warners, N.Y., Ray D. Stone, Camillus, N.Y., and David E. Quinn, Auburn, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a platform for a manufacturer of reusable medical apparatuses to provide timely post-sale service for replaceable parts. In one embodiment, the probe assembly of an electronic thermometer has a connector that is equipped with a memory device, e.g., EEPROM, that stores a variety of probe-specific service information including usage count of the probe, probe warranty information and error codes. The user can plug the connector, e.g., through an adapter module, to a local computer's USB port and submit the stored service information to a website maintained by the probe manufacturer to check up and get service for the specific probe in a timely fashion. Automatic alert for replacement probe orders depending on the amount of usage, automatic generation of RMA numbers when the probe warranty is determined to be in effect, and automatic service calls for malfunctioning thermometers can all be accomplished accordingly without the need for manual record-keeping. A healthcare provider can simply set aside a day at a scheduled interval to check all of its reusable medial apparatuses equipped with the invented system to keep them safe and effective." The patent application was filed on July 29, 2008 (12/181,577). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,308,355&OS=8,308,355&RS=8,308,355 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Mattel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Mattel, El Segundo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,308,239) developed by Michael Lundeen, Buffalo, N.Y., for an "infant support structure with supported seat." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An infant support structure that supports a child above a support surface is disclosed. The infant support structure includes a frame, a seat, and an elastic member that supports the seat for vertical and horizontal movement relative to the frame." The patent application was filed on March 8, 2010 (12/719,106). 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=8,308,239&OS=8,308,239&RS=8,308,239 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** ELC Management Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- ELC Management, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,308,383) developed by five co-inventors for a "heated mascara applicator and suitable compositions." The co-inventors are Herve F. Bouix, New York, Stephen van Beek Faletti, Brooklyn, N.Y., Christophe Jacob, Rouen, France, Rodney J. Duffin, Cedar Creek, Texas, and Peter Murphy, Hunt Valley, Md.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A handheld mascara applicator comprising an applicator head, a source of electric current, and a heat generating portion that is effective to heat a quantity of mascara located on the applicator head, from an ambient temperature to a product application temperature, in 25 seconds or less, or that is effective to raise the temperature of the outer surface of the applicator head from an ambient temperature to about 55.degree. C. or more, in 25 seconds or less. Systems for applying various types of mascara compositions are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on March 26, 2010 (12/732,835). 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=8,308,383&OS=8,308,383&RS=8,308,383 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Heated Ink Delivery System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,308,281) developed by four co-inventors for a "heated ink delivery system." The co-inventors are Chad David Freitag, Portland, Ore., Roger G. Leighton, Rochester, N.Y., Ivan A. McCracken, Portland, Ore., and Antonio St. Clair Lloyd Williams, Lake Oswego, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An ink umbilical provides different colors of heated ink to multiple print heads in an integrated structure. The ink umbilical includes a first plurality of ink carrying conduits mounted on one side of a heater and a second plurality of conduits mounted on a second side of the heater opposite the first side of the heater. The heater is operated to keep the ink in the conduits on each of the heater in a predetermined temperature range." The patent application was filed on May 2, 2011 (13/098,871). 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=8,308,281&OS=8,308,281&RS=8,308,281 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent for Dispenser Including Array of Liquid Dispensing Elements ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,308,275) developed by Yonglin Xie, Pittsford, N.Y., and Qing Yang, Pittsford, N.Y., for "dispenser including array of liquid dispensing elements." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A liquid dispenser includes an array of liquid dispensing elements positioned on a substrate. Each liquid dispensing element includes a liquid dispensing channel positioned on the substrate. The liquid dispensing channel includes an outlet opening positioned on a wall opposite the substrate. A diverter member is associated with the liquid dispensing channel. A liquid return channel is positioned on the substrate in fluid communication with the liquid dispensing channel. A liquid supply channel is positioned on the substrate in fluid communication with the liquid dispensing channel. A liquid supply passage extends through the substrate in fluid communication with the liquid supply channel. A liquid return passage extends through the substrate in fluid communication with the liquid return channel. A liquid supply provides liquid that flows from each liquid supply channel through each liquid dispensing element to each liquid return channel. Each diverter member is selectively activated to divert a portion of the liquid flowing through the associated liquid dispensing channel through the outlet opening of the associated liquid dispensing channel to dispense a drop of the liquid." The patent application was filed on Oct. 26, 2010 (12/911,776). 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=8,308,275&OS=8,308,275&RS=8,308,275 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Pitney Bowes Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Pitney Bowes, Stamford, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,308,264) developed by John W. Sussmeier, Cold Spring, N.Y., Mark H. Macleod, New Milford, Conn., and John R. Masotta, Bethel, Conn., for a printing assembly calibration.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A printing assembly includes a transport system configured to transport items on a transport path and a printer rotatably disposed on a support. The printer includes a plurality of printing elements disposed sequentially along the transport path. A method of calibrating the printing assembly includes aligning a first reference associated with the printer with a second reference associated with the support, transporting an item on the transport path, printing a pattern on the item using a first printing element and a second printing element, determining a correction value from the pattern, and rotating the printer relative to the support in an amount corresponding to the correction value to substantially align the printing elements with the transport path." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2009 (12/650,918). 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=8,308,264&OS=8,308,264&RS=8,308,264 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent for Sealing Device for Fluid Reservoir ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,308,279) developed by four co-inventors for a "sealing device for fluid reservoir." The co-inventors are Diana C. Petranek, Hilton, N.Y., Douglas H. Pearson, Rochester, N.Y., Charles E. Follett, Rochester, N.Y., and Mark D. Perkins, Wayland, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sealing device is disclosed that includes a latching feature configured to facilitate latching of the sealing device to a fluid reservoir; a first region configured to seal or substantially seal a fluid-discharge port on the fluid reservoir from fluid loss when the sealing device is latched to the fluid reservoir; and a second region configured to protect a circuit device on the fluid reservoir when the sealing device is latched to the fluid reservoir. Accordingly, the presently disclosed sealing device provides an effective solution to not only sealing the fluid-discharge ports on the fluid reservoir, but also protecting the circuit device." The patent application was filed on Nov. 23, 2010 (12/952,606). 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=8308279&OS=8308279&RS=8308279 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Mattel Assigned Patent for Strap Management System for Infant Support Structure ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Mattel, El Segundo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,308,229) developed by Seth Galley, East Aurora, N.Y., for a "strap management system for infant support structure." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The disclosed invention relates to an infant support structure. In particular, the invention relates to a strap management system for an infant support structure. In addition, the invention relates to an infant support structure that includes a seat portion that can be used alternatively as a booster seat and with a frame as part of a highchair." The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2010 (12/692,775). 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=8,308,229&OS=8,308,229&RS=8,308,229 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** London Luxury Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- London Luxury, New Rochelle, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,307,480) developed by Ani Tirpan, New Rochelle, N.Y., for an "enclosure for items susceptible to infestation by certain organisms." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An enclosure for preventing certain organisms from escaping from an item susceptible to infestation into the surrounded environment and for preventing certain organisms from entering the item susceptible to infestation from the surrounding environment. The enclosure is defined by a flexible sheet material defining an interior space. The enclosure comprises a slit-like opening formed in the flexible sheet material through which an item susceptible to infestation can be inserted into the interior space defined by the enclosure." The patent application was filed on Nov. 2, 2009 (12/610,816). 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=8,307,480&OS=8,307,480&RS=8,307,480 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** New York Inventor Develops Patent for Presenting Media Content to a Plurality of Remote Viewing Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Keith Barish, New York, has developed a patent (8,312,483) for "presenting media content to a plurality of remote viewing devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for processing and provisioning media content for display on a viewer device are provided. An example method may comprise accessing an advertisement database to obtain a plurality of advertisement media components. The advertisement media components may be provided by an advertisement provider that pays to have the advertisement media components accessible. An entertainment database may be accessed to obtain a plurality of entertainment media components, the plurality of entertainment media components being provided by an entertainment provider that receives payment to make the entertainment media components accessible. Thereafter, the entertainment media components may be interspersed between the advertisement media components to provide viewer media content. An award associated with the viewer media content may be selectively allocated and the media content is communicated to at least one viewer device for viewing. A notification may be sent to the viewer device when the award has been awarded." The patent application was filed on June 3, 2009 (12/477,548). 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=8,312,483&OS=8,312,483&RS=8,312,483 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Carrier Assigned Patent for Method and System for Remote Acquisition of Refrigerated Vehicle Data Via Telematics ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Carrier, Farmington, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,307,667) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system for remote acquisition of refrigerated vehicle data via telematics." The co-inventors are Giorgio Rusignuolo, Manlius, N.Y., Patrick McDonald, Athens, Ga., Kevin L. Barnett, Liverpool, N.Y., and Eden T. Nguyen, Athens, Ga.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method or apparatus of accessing data includes detecting at least one parameter of a component of a refrigerated container and providing data relating to the at least one parameter to a transmitting computer located on the refrigerated container. The method or apparatus can further include transferring the data from the transmitting computer to a first remote computer located at an off-site location and transferring the data from the first remote computer to a second remote computer located at another off-site location." The patent application was filed on April 29, 2009 (12/431,936). 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=83,07,667.PN.&OS=PN/83,07,667&RS=PN/83,07,667 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Carrier Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Carrier, Farmington, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,307,669) developed by Michael F. Taras, Fayetteville, N.Y., and Alexander Lifson, Manlius, N.Y., for a "multi-channel flat tube evaporator with improved condensate drainage." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A heat exchange tube includes a tubular member having a flattened cross-section and extending along a longitudinal axis, and a longitudinally extending condensate drain channel formed in an upper wall of the flattened tubular member. A heat exchanger includes a first and a second spaced apart and generally vertical longitudinally extending headers, a plurality of heat exchange tubes disposed in parallel, spaced relationship in a generally vertical array and extending longitudinally between the first header and the second header, and a condensate drain extending longitudinally along, the upper wall of at least one of the plurality of flattened heat exchange tubes. The condensate drain may comprise a longitudinally extending condensate drain channel formed in an upper wall of said flattened tubular member, and/or a series of condensate drain portals formed in the heat transfer fins in a base portion bounding to the upper external surface of at least one heat exchange tube. The condensate drain portals of neighboring heat transfer fins are aligned longitudinally to provide a series of longitudinally aligned condensate drain portals along the upper external surfaces of the heat exchange tubes." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2007 (12/527,779). 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=83,07,669.PN.&OS=PN/83,07,669&RS=PN/83,07,669 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Raritan, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,307,697) developed by Zhong Ding, Pittsford, N.Y., for a "method for estimating viscosity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for estimating the viscosity of a liquid in an aspirating or dispensing probe, includes: measuring a reference pressure which is the pressure inside a metering tip when no dispense or aspirate is occurring (P.sub.ref); dispensing or aspirating a liquid having a volume of air between the liquid and the pumping mechanism of the probe; stopping the aspirate or dispense; measuring the pressure (P.sub.stop) inside the tip at a time (t) which is the time when the aspirate or dispense is stopped; measuring the pressure (P.sub.stop') inside the tip at a time (t') after t; and estimating viscosity as a function of P.sub.ref, P.sub.stop, and P.sub.stop'. In a preferred embodiment, the method is carried out on a diagnostic analyzer." The patent application was filed on April 14, 2010 (12/759,809). 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=83,07,697.PN.&OS=PN/83,07,697&RS=PN/83,07,697 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** John Mezzalingua Associates Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- John Mezzalingua Associates, E. Syracuse, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,307,544) developed by Christopher P. Natoli, Fulton, N.Y., and John H. Koeppel, Cheektowaga, N.Y., for a "coaxial cable connector tool." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed herein is a coaxial cable connector compression tool including an actuator and a body in operable communication with the actuator. The coaxial cable connector compression tool includes a first set of jaws operably associated with the body and dimensioned to receive and engage a first coaxial cable connector, the first set of jaws including a first recess and a second set of jaws operably associated with the body and dimensioned to receive and engage a second coaxial cable connector having different dimensions than the first coaxial cable connector, the second set of jaws including a second recess, wherein the first recess and the second recess reside on a single plane and extend in non-parallel directions. Further, the actuator is configured to trigger compression of both the first and second set of jaws at the same time." The patent application was filed on Oct. 15, 2010 (12/905,411). 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=83,07,544.PN.&OS=PN/83,07,544&RS=PN/83,07,544 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Allway Tools Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Allway Tools, Bronx, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,307,490) developed by Donald Gringer, New York, Howard Soled, Paramus, N.J., and Yuan Fang Cheng, Forest Hills, N.Y., for a multifunction caulk tool.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A preferred embodiment of a caulk tool comprises a body member having a raised handle and two working heads. The first working head is adapted for the application of caulk and is connected to the first descending end of the raised handle. The first working head preferably comprises a triangular member formed of soft plastic material. The triangular member is rotatable, having three tips of varying size. The second working head is adapted for the removal of old caulk and is connected to the second descending end of the raised handle axially opposed to the first working head. The second working head preferably comprises a metallic head having two tips suited to remove old caulk. In a preferred embodiment, a third working head in the form of a flat scraper is positioned adjacent to said second working head." The patent application was filed on Feb. 24, 2010 (12/711,670). 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=83,07,490.PN.&OS=PN/83,07,490&RS=PN/83,07,490 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** BeneChill Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- BeneChill, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,308,786) developed by Allan Rozenberg, Poway, Calif., Denise Barbut, New York, and John K. Hoffman, Poway, Calif., for "methods and devices for non-invasive cerebral and systemic cooling via the nasal cavity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for cerebral and systemic cooling by circulating a cold liquid through a nasal catheter looped through the patient's nasal cavities and around the nasal septum. The nasal catheter is inserted into the patient's first nostril, advanced through the nasal cavity, around the nasal septum and out of the patient's second nostril. A cold fluid having a temperature between about -20.degree. C. and about 37.degree. C. is flowed though a lumen in the nasal catheter to cool the nasal cavity. The nasal catheter may have one or more flexible balloons mounted on the catheter such that when the catheter is looped around the nasal septum, the balloon(s) are positioned in a portion of the patient's first and second nasal cavities. When a cold liquid is circulated through the catheter lumen, the flexible balloons expand to a contact the inner walls of the nasal cavities and provide direct cooling of the nasal cavities." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2008 (12/038,720). 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=8,308,786&OS=8,308,786&RS=8,308,786 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Tower with Adapter Section ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,307,593) developed by Bharat Sampathkumaran Bagepalli, Niskayuna, N.Y., for a "tower with adapter section." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A tower is provided having a foundation, at least one concrete tower section located above the foundation and one or more upper tower sections. An adapter section is located between the concrete tower section and one of the upper tower sections. The adapter section is connected to one of the upper tower sections by a fastening system and to the foundation by a plurality of tensioning cables, which are configured to induce a compressive force on the concrete tower section. The fastening system and the plurality of tensioning cables are substantially vertically aligned so that tower loads are transmitted from the upper tower sections to the plurality of tensioning cables." The patent application was filed on Aug. 18, 2010 (12/858,716). 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=83,07,593.PN.&OS=PN/83,07,593&RS=PN/83,07,593 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,307,881) developed by five co-inventors for "casting molds for use in directional solidification processes and methods of making." The co-inventors are Shyh-Chin Huang, Latham, N.Y., Andrew John Elliott, Westminster, S.C., Michael Francis Xavier Gigliotti Jr., Scotia, N.Y., Roger John Petterson, Fultonville, N.Y., and Stephen Francis Rutkowski, Duanesburg, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Casting molds suitable for directional solidification processes using a liquid cooling bath include a graded facecoat structure on a mold body. The graded facecoat structure includes an innermost layer and a delamination layer, wherein the delamination layer fractures upon cooling of the molten metal so as to separate the mold body from the innermost layer, which remains in contact with or in close proximity to the metal being cast. Also disclosed are directional solidification processes." The patent application was filed on Jan. 6, 2009 (12/348,937). 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=8,307,881&OS=8,307,881&RS=8,307,881 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** McKeon Rolling Steel Door Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- McKeon Rolling Steel Door, Brooklyn, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,307,877) developed by Andrew C. Lambridis, Brooklyn, N.Y., Ashraf Gomaa, Staten Island, N.Y., and Oscar A. Escobar, Glendale, N.Y., for a "two-sided fire door with single motor drive." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A two-sided fire door system includes a horizontal head track having a first end and a second end; a first door including a plurality of interconnected panels suspended vertically from the head track by trolleys arranged for horizontal movement between the first end and a point remote from the first end; a second door including a plurality of interconnected panels suspended vertically from the head track by trolleys arranged for horizontal movement between the second end and a point remote from the second end; and an endless chain in an elongate loop having a first end looped around a drive sprocket and parallel first and second runs fixed to respective first and second lead trolleys. A drive motor rotates the drive sprocket in opposite rotational directions to open and close the doors, the motor being blocked against rotation when the motor is not operating. A suspended weight closes the doors automatically by means of a cable attached to one of the lead trolleys when the blocking is released." The patent application was filed on Feb. 7, 2006 (11/348,795). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser S For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://targetednews.com.

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