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

[November 19, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Minnesota (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 Minnesota.

*** Greatbatch Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Greatbatch, Clarence, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,308,659) developed by Grant A. Scheibe, Loretto, Minn., and Mark Nelson, Plymouth, Minn., for a "bi-directional sheath deflection mechanism." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A deflectable sheath for use in medical procedures in the vasculature is described. The sheath includes a handle supporting the sheath. Two pull wires run along opposite sides of the sheath to anchors at the deflectable distal end. The handle includes a rotatable member that moves a threaded member including wire guide in a back and forth translation. As the movement occurs, force is applied to either one or the other of the pull wires to cause deflection of distal end of the sheath in either and upwardly or a downwardly direction with respect to the longitudinal axis of the sheath." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2009 (12/463,570). 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=83,08,659.PN.&OS=PN/83,08,659&RS=PN/83,08,659 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.



*** NeoMetrics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- NeoMetrics, Plymouth, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,308,658) developed by Jason M. Albers, Buffalo, Minn., Eugene Champeau, Medina, Minn., and David Liebl, Eden Prairie, Minn., for a medical guidewire.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The guidewire provides a core and wire coil construction. The core can be shaped with a generally squared-off distally facing shoulder that forms a platform for a proximal end portion of the wire coil. The wire coil can have a plurality of spaced apart coil turns at its proximal end portion. A bonding agent comprising an adhesive can be used to secure the core to the wire coil proximal end portion." The patent application was filed on April 13, 2007 (11/735,289). 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=83,08,658.PN.&OS=PN/83,08,658&RS=PN/83,08,658 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** MAYO Foundation for Medical Education and Research Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- MAYO Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Rochester, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,308,646) developed by Marek Belohlavek, Rochester, Minn., and Eileen M. McMahon, Rochester, Minn., for a "trainable diagnostic system and method of use." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A trainable, adaptable system for analyzing functional or structural clinical data can be used to identify a given pathology based on functional data. The system includes a signal processor that receives functional data from a device monitoring a subject and normalizes the functional data over at least one cycle of functional data. The system also includes a neural network having a plurality of weights selected based on predetermined data and receiving and processing the normalized functional data based on the plurality of weights to generate at least one metric indicating a degree of relation between the normalized functional data to the predetermined data. A diagnostic interpretation module is included for receiving the at least one metric from the neural network and classifying the functional data as indicative of the given pathology or not indicative of the given pathology based on a comparison of the at least one metric to at least one probability distribution of a likelihood of the given pathology." The patent application was filed on April 17, 2006 (11/405,289). 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=83,08,646.PN.&OS=PN/83,08,646&RS=PN/83,08,646 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AMS Research Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- AMS Research, Minnetonka, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,308,629) developed by five co-inventors for "surgical articles for placing an implant about a tubular tissue structure and methods." The co-inventors are Brian P. Watschke, Eden Prairie, Minn., Kimberly A. Anderson, Eagan, Minn., Randy L. Morningstar, Brooklyn Park, Minn., Johann J. Neisz, Coon Rapids, Minn., and Timothy A. Bachman, St. Paul, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A minimally invasive surgical instrument for placing an implantable article about a tubular tissue structure is disclosed. The surgical instrument is particularly useful for treating urological disorders such as incontinence. Surgical methods using the novel instrument are also described." The patent application was filed on Jan. 12, 2011 (13/005,074). 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=83,08,629.PN.&OS=PN/83,08,629&RS=PN/83,08,629 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Seagate Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Seagate Technology, Scotts Valley, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,945) developed by eight co-inventors for a "programmable metallization memory cell with planarized silver electrode." The co-inventors are Wei Tian, Bloomington, Minn., Dexin Wang, Eden Prairie, Minn., Venugopalan Vaithyanathan, Bloomington, Minn., Yang Dong, Edina, Minn., Muralikrishnan Balakrishnan, Bloomington, Minn., Ivan Petrov Ivanov, Apple Valley, Minn., Ming Sun, Eden Prairie, Minn., and Dimitar Velikov Dimitrov, Edina, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Programmable metallization memory cells having a planarized silver electrode and methods of forming the same are disclosed. The programmable metallization memory cells include a first metal contact and a second metal contact, an ion conductor solid electrolyte material is between the first metal contact and the second metal contact, and either a silver alloy doping electrode separates the ion conductor solid electrolyte material from the first metal contact or the second metal contact, or a silver doping electrode separates the ion conductor solid electrolyte material from the first metal contact. The silver electrode includes a silver layer and a metal seed layer separating the silver layer from the first metal contact." The patent application was filed on Feb. 15, 2012 (13/396,731). 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=8,309,945.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,945&RS=PN/8,309,945 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent for Neutron Detector with Wafer-to-wafer Bonding ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,310,021) developed by Bradley J. Larsen, Mound, Minn., and Todd A. Randazzo, Plymouth, Minn., for a "neutron detector with wafer-to-wafer bonding." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of manufacturing a neutron detector comprises forming a first wafer by at least forming an oxide layer on a substrate, forming an active semiconductor layer on the oxide layer, and forming an interconnect layer on the active semiconductor layer, forming at least one electrically conductive pathway extending from the interconnect layer through the active semiconductor layer and the oxide layer, forming a circuit transfer bond between the interconnect layer and a second wafer, removing the substrate of the first wafer after forming the circuit transfer bond, depositing a bond pad on the oxide layer after removing the substrate of the first wafer, wherein the bond pad is electrically connected to the electrically conductive pathway, depositing a barrier layer on the oxide layer after removing the substrate of the first wafer, and depositing a neutron conversion layer on the barrier layer after depositing the barrier layer." The patent application was filed on July 13, 2010 (12/835,313). 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=8,310,021.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,021&RS=PN/8,310,021 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.

*** University of Minnesota Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- The University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,309,070) developed by Walter Low, Shorewood, Minn., Jing Xiao, Roseville, Minn., and Zhenhong Nan, Roseville, Minn., for a "use of umbilical cord blood stem cells to treat ischemic event." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention relates generally to methods for isolation and culture of umbilical cord blood stem cells, cells isolated by the methods, and therapeutic uses for those cells." The patent application was filed on May 17, 2005 (11/130,820). 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=8,309,070.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,070&RS=PN/8,309,070 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Despatch Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Despatch Industries, Lakeville, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,308,356) developed by Hans L. Melgaard, North Oaks, Minn., for an "enclosure and method for temperature-sensitive components." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Protective enclosure and method for protecting heat sensitive, data recording devices in high temperature environments. The protective enclosure has a housing having at least one compartment for containing a heat sensitive, data recording device, e.g., a temperature recording device, and a jacket configured to contain a phase change material. The jacket may be vented and configured to at least partially surround the compartment. The housing may be sealed with an endcap. The recording device and a heat absorbing element are disposed within the same or within adjoining or adjacent sub-compartments within the enclosure. In a method, the enclosure with heat absorbing element and temperature recording device is placed within a heated environment or environment to be heated, e.g., a furnace. The recording device is connected to a thermal couple." The patent application was filed on Aug. 25, 2009 (13/060,651). 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=8,308,356&OS=8,308,356&RS=8,308,356 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Pioneer Hi Bred International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Pioneer Hi Bred International, Johnston, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,309,828) developed by Lori Lisa Carrigan, Spicer, Minn., and Michael Joseph O'Leary, Eau Claire, Wis., for a "maize variety hybrid 10982360." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel maize variety designated 10982360 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing maize variety 10982360 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 10982360 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety 10982360, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety 10982360. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety 10982360." The patent application was filed on June 22, 2010 (12/820,262). 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=8,309,828&OS=8,309,828&RS=8,309,828 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pioneer Hi-Bred International Assigned Patent for Soybean Variety XB09F10 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Johnston, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,309,801) developed by Martin A. Fabrizius, Redwood Falls, Minn., and Michael T. Roach, Redwood Falls, Minn., for a soybean variety XB09F10.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel soybean variety, designated XB09F10 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XB09F10, cells from soybean variety XB09F10, plants of soybean XB09F10, and plant parts of soybean variety XB09F10. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XB09F10 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic, mutant trait, and/or native trait into soybean variety XB09F10, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XB09F10. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XB09F10 are further provided." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2010 (12/773,899). 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=8,309,801&OS=8,309,801&RS=8,309,801 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pioneer Hi Bred International Assigned Patent for Maize Variety Hybrid X05A933 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Pioneer Hi Bred International, Johnston, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,309,826) developed by six co-inventors for a "maize variety hybrid X05A933." The co-inventors are Edwin Michael Grote, Milton, Wis., Jennifer Ann Tarter, Champaign, Iowa, Christopher Cole Rasmussen, Algona, Iowa, Todd Elliott Piper, Mankato, Minn., Jay Robert Hotchkiss, Brookings, S.D., and Joseph Kevin Gogerty, Algona, Iowa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel maize variety designated X05A933 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing hybrid maize variety X05A933 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X05A933 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X05A933, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X05A933. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X05A933." The patent application was filed on May 25, 2010 (12/786,560). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,309,826&OS=8,309,826&RS=8,309,826 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Mertec Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Mertec, West Point, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,309,809) developed by Dennis L. Schultze, Olivia, Minn., for a soybean cultivar S090020.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A soybean cultivar designated S090020 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar S090020, to the plants of soybean S090020, to plant parts of soybean cultivar S090020, and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar S090020 with itself or with another soybean variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to soybean cultivars, or breeding cultivars, and plant parts derived from soybean variety S090020, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar S090020, and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants, and plant parts produced by crossing the cultivar S090020 with another soybean cultivar." The patent application was filed on May 21, 2010 (12/784,925). 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=8,309,809&OS=8,309,809&RS=8,309,809 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Recombinectics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Recombinectics, Saint Paul, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,309,791) developed by Scott C. Fahrenkrug, Minneapolis, Daniel F. Carlson, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and Aron M. Geurts, New Berlin, Wis., for a "method for producing a transgenic pig using a hyper-methylated transposon." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Transgenic artiodactyls are described as well as methods of making and using such artiodactyls." The patent application was filed on July 16, 2009 (12/504,364). 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=8,309,791&OS=8,309,791&RS=8,309,791 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pioneer Hi-Bred International Assigned Patent for Soybean Variety XB12X10 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Johnston, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,309,825) developed by Martin A. Fabrizius, Redwood Falls, Minn., and Michael T. Roach, Redwood Falls, Minn., for a soybean variety XB12X10.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel soybean variety, designated XB12X10 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XB12X10, cells from soybean variety XB12X10, plants of soybean XB12X10, and plant parts of soybean variety XB12X10. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XB12X10 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic, mutant trait, and/or native trait into soybean variety XB12X10, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XB12X10. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XB12X10 are further provided." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2010 (12/773,897). 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=8,309,825&OS=8,309,825&RS=8,309,825 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** IZEK Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- IZEK Technologies, Golden Valley, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,308,794) developed by four co-inventors for an "instrumented implantable stents, vascular grafts and other medical devices." The co-inventors are James B. Martinson, Minnetonka, Minn., John G. Stark, Minnetonka, Minn., Timothy J.B. Hanson, Plymouth, Minn., and Steven J. Backes, Minneapolis.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Several different smart stent structures are described for placement in vessel of a mammal. The stents can be advantageously used to perform measurements of the conditions in the vessel and transmit the measurements wireless out from the patient. In some embodiments, the stent performs therapy within the vessel and may be controlled with a microprocessor, which may or may not communicate wirelessly. Some implantable devices comprise a drug delivery system based, for example, on either a microelectromechanical structure or a cover that opens upon application of an electrical current. Smart devices can be used, for example, the detect deposits in a vessel, aneurysms in the vessel or other modifications of flow in the vessel." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2005 (11/267,386). 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=8,308,794&OS=8,308,794&RS=8,308,794 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cargill Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Cargill, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,308,901) developed by five co-inventors for an "enhanced fiber additive; and use." The co-inventors are Kevin R. Anderson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, David E. Garlie, Eau Claire, Wis., Paula R. Krogmann, Center Point, Iowa, John T. McDonald, Edina, Minn., and Jagannadh V. Satyavolu, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The disclosure provides a process of modifying a seed based fiber (SBF) to form an enhanced fiber additive (EFA). The process includes an acid treatment step and optionally at least one fiber modification step. Preferred EFA products and uses are described." The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2010 (12/903,707). 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=8,308,901&OS=8,308,901&RS=8,308,901 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Boston Scientific Scimed Assigned Patent for Bifurcation Catheter Assembly with Dynamic Side Branch Lumen ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Boston Scientific Scimed, Maple Grove, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,308,793) developed by Mike Meyer, Richfield, Minn., and Aaron Chalekian, Minneapolis, for a "bifurcation catheter assembly with dynamic side branch lumen." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A catheter assembly and related methods having a main balloon, a branch balloon arrangement and a stent. The catheter assembly includes a main catheter branch, a side catheter branch arrangement, and a stent. The main catheter branch includes at least a main balloon and a side balloon. The side catheter branch arrangement includes a branch guidewire housing and a sleeve member. At least a portion of the side catheter branch arrangement extends through a proximal open end of the stent and out through a side branch aperture of the stent. The branch guidewire housing defines a side branch lumen configured to advance over a branch vessel guidewire. The sleeve member is sized to receive the branch guidewire housing, wherein the branch guidewire housing is axially movable within the sleeve member. The sleeve member is typically fixed axially relative to the main catheter branch." The patent application was filed on June 10, 2008 (12/136,304). 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=8,308,793&OS=8,308,793&RS=8,308,793 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pioneer Hi-Bred International Assigned Patent for Soybean Variety XBP04002 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Johnston, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,309,802) developed by Martin A. Fabrizius, Redwood Falls, Minn., and Michael T. Roach, Redwood Falls, Minn., for a soybean variety XBP04002.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel soybean variety, designated XBP04002 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XBP04002, cells from soybean variety XBP04002, plants of soybean XBP04002, and plant parts of soybean variety XBP04002. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XBP04002 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic, mutant trait, and/or native trait into soybean variety XBP04002, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XBP04002. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XBP04002 are further provided." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2010 (12/773,910). 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=8,309,802&OS=8,309,802&RS=8,309,802 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hardware Specialties Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Hardware Specialties, Spooner, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,307,495) developed by John K. Berkseth, Rice Lake, Minn., for a door cylinder.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is a door closer for controlling the rate a door is closed. The door closer includes a tubular cylinder closed at a first end. Slidably mounted within the tubular housing is a rod assembly that includes a piston at a first end. As the rod assembly is moved through the cylinder, air is drawn into and expelled from the cylinder. A hold open bracket is mounted on the rod assembly for locking the position of the rod assembly with respect to the cylinder. A pair of springs is mounted on the rod, one on each side of the hold open bracket, to maintain the hold open bracket in a neutral position in normal operation. A cover is slidably mounted over the second end of the cylinder to move the hold open bracket to a locked position." The patent application was filed on Feb. 18, 2010 (12/708,248). 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=83,07,495.PN.&OS=PN/83,07,495&RS=PN/83,07,495 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Plantra Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Plantra, Mendota Heights, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,307,580) developed by Joseph F. Lais, St. Paul, Minn., Christian E. Siems, Northfield, Minn., and Stephen J. Tillmann, Atascadero, Calif., for a "spectrally selective grow tube." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A biodegradable spectrally selective grow tube or tree shelter that improves the establishment of woody plant forms by reduction and/or elimination of certain biotic and abiotic stress factors. The grow tube may provide an enhanced micro climate that is humid, CO.sub.2-replenished and promotes photosynthesis by selectively propagating photosynthetically active radiation. In addition to providing a physical barrier to wind and herbivores, certain embodiments of the grow tube can also provide protection from chemical sprays while permitting ventilation of the grow tube. Various embodiments of the spectrally selective grow tube may comprise separate interior and exterior members for enhancement of the interior and exterior surface functions and that may be constructed from a biodegradeable polymer or paper-based material. The interior member can be dyed or pigmented to selectively transmit wavelengths of the visible spectrum known to promote photosynthesis, such as red light and/or blue light." The patent application was filed on April 26, 2010 (12/767,415). 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=83,07,580.PN.&OS=PN/83,07,580&RS=PN/83,07,580 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Monsanto Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Monsanto Technology, St. Louis, has been assigned a patent (8,309,824) developed by Marvin L. Boerboom, Olivia, Minn., for "plants and seeds of hybrid corn variety CH594228." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH594228. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH594228, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH594228 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH594228." The patent application was filed on May 4, 2010 (12/773,744). 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=8,309,824&OS=8,309,824&RS=8,309,824 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pioneer Hi-Bred International Assigned Patent for Maize Variety PHRDC ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Johnston, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,309,819) developed by Todd Elliott Piper, Mankato, Minn., and Jay Robert Hotchkiss, Brookings, S.D., for a maize variety PHRDC.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel maize variety designated PHRDC and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PHRDC with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHRDC through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PHRDC or a trait conversion of PHRDC with another maize variety. Inbred maize varieties derived from maize variety PHRDC, methods for producing other inbred maize varieties derived from maize variety PHRDC and the inbred maize varieties and their parts derived by the use of those methods." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2008 (12/250,573). 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=8,309,819&OS=8,309,819&RS=8,309,819 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** FastTrack Medical Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- FastTrack Medical Solutions, Eden Prairie, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,309,786) developed by William Scheremet, Hinckley, Minn., Steven J. Brinkman, Eden Prairie, Minn., and Kim A. Jacobsen, Minneapolis, for a "low profile thoracic wound seal with laterally-directed discharge." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and associated methods for a wound valve assembly provide an annular space extending radially around a central portion of a valve, which valve acts to substantially relieve pressure build up in a thoracic cavity when applied to a thoracic wound. In an illustrative example, the valve assembly may form an annular space that extends radially in all directions around a check valve. In some examples, gasses and exudates may flow substantially radially and/or parallel to the patient's local body. Various embodiments may advantageously provide open fluid communication for the gasses and exudates escaping from the wound when the valve assembly is partially covered (e.g., body armor, clothing, blankets), or when the patient may be laying down on the side of the body with the wound, for example." The patent application was filed on Aug. 16, 2010 (12/857,522). 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=8,309,786&OS=8,309,786&RS=8,309,786 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Colibri Heart Valve Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Colibri Heart Valve, Broomfield, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,308,797) developed by five co-inventors for a "percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same." The co-inventors are David Paniagua, Houston, Eduardo Induni, Alajuela, Costa Rica, Carlos Mejia, Houston, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Rochester, Minn., and R. David Fish, Houston.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention comprises a percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and a method of making same. The replacement heart valve device comprises a stent member made of stainless steel or self-expanding nitinol, a biological tissue artificial valve means disposed within the inner space of the stent member. An implantation and delivery system having a central part which consists of a flexible hollow tube catheter that allows a metallic wire guide to be advanced inside it. The endovascular stented-valve is a glutaraldehyde fixed bovine pericardium which has two or three cusps that open distally to permit unidirectional blood flow. The present invention also comprises a novel method of making a replacement heart valve by taking a rectangular fragment of bovine pericardium treating, drying, folding and rehydrating it in such a way that forms a two- or three-leaflet/cusp valve with the leaflets/cusps formed by folding, thereby eliminating the extent of suturing required, providing improved durability and function." The patent application was filed on July 10, 2004 (10/887,688). 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=8,308,797&OS=8,308,797&RS=8,308,797 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Boston Scientific Scimed Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Boston Scientific Scimed, Maple Grove, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,309,007) developed by James Anderson, Fridley, Minn., Karl Jagger, Deephaven, Minn., and Jan Weber, Maastricht, the Netherlands, for a "folding apparatus and methods for bifurcation post-dilatation balloon." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A post dilatation balloon catheter includes a balloon member having a proximal portion, a distal portion and a circumferential bulge portion. The circumferential bulge portion extends around a circumference of the balloon member and is positioned at a location between the proximal and distal portions of the balloon member. The circumferential bulge portion inflates to a maximum inflated dimension that is greater than a maximum dimension of the proximal and distal portions of the balloon member. The balloon member is arranged into a folded state by folding at least one of the distal and proximal portions of the balloon member in a separate step from folding the circumferential bulge portion." The patent application was filed on Aug. 1, 2008 (12/184,857). 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=8,309,007.PN.&OS=PN/8,309,007&RS=PN/8,309,007 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Target Brands Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- Target Brands, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,308,119) developed by Peter Foltz, Minneapolis, and Jacob Streich, Saint Louis Park, Minn., for a "retail product assembly with hanger." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A retail product assembly includes a retail product, a bracket coupled thereto and defining an opening between the retail product and the bracket, and a hanger. The hanger includes a hanging portion configured to receive a support structure, a cross bar, a drop portion, and a tapered portion. The cross bar extends from the hanging portion and is wider than the bracket. At least a portion of the cross bar extends below the topmost sidewall of the retail product. The drop portion extends through the opening. The tapered portion extends away from the drop portion and is configured to slide through the opening to position a top edge of the tapered portion opposite the cross bar relative to the opening. The top edge of the tapered portion interacts with the bracket to support the retail product via the bracket when the hanger is hung from the support structure." The patent application was filed on May 10, 2010 (12/777,064). 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=8,308,119.PN.&OS=PN/8,308,119&RS=PN/8,308,119 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** 3M Innovative Properties Assigned Patent for Low Temperature Bonding Electronic Adhesives ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 -- 3M Innovative Properties, Saint Paul, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,308,991) developed by four co-inventors for a "low temperature bonding electronic adhesives." The co-inventors are Eric G. Larson, Lake Elmo, Minn., Robert L.D. Zenner, Minneapolis, Cameron T. Murray, Lake Elmo, Minn., and Ravi K. Sura, Woodbury, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided are adhesive compositions comprising a mixture of a maleimide terminated polyimide resin, a thermoplastic resin compatible with the maleimide terminated polyimide resin, a liquid rubber, and a thermally activated free radical curing agent. Various embodiments add one or more of a silane coupling agent, an ethylenically unsaturated compound with acid functionality, electrically conductive particles, and electrically conductive scrim. Methods of using the compositions also are provided." The patent application was filed on Sept. 9, 2008 (12/206,942). 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=8,308,991.PN.&OS=PN/8,308,991&RS=PN/8,308,991 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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