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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Maryland (Jan. 22)

[January 22, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Maryland (Jan. 22)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Maryland.

*** Maryland Inventors Develop Patent for Heat Sealed Applique having Adhesive Coated Perimeter ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Patricia A. Mason, White Hall, Md., and Paul Weedlun, Ellicott City, Md., have developed a patent (8,354,154) for a "heat sealed applique having adhesive coated perimeter." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A heat-seal applique and method for production that provides numbers, letters, logos, graphics, and other indicia which do not change the physical and visual characteristics of the garment to which it is applied, including breathable and/or moisture-wicking characteristics. The applique comprises a perimeter textile having a thermally activated adhesive coating and an interior opening, and a textile inlay that fits within the interior opening of the perimeter textile. The adhesive coating on the perimeter textile is the only adhesive on the applique. The applique can be heat-sealed to any garment by the perimeter textile, leaving the inlay suspended over the garment without obstructing any performance characteristics of the garment or textile. The applique is particularly well-suited for lightweight, breathable and/or moisture-wicking textiles commonly used in performance sports apparel." The patent application was filed on May 17, 2010 (12/781,053). 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=8,354,154&OS=8,354,154&RS=8,354,154 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.



*** Maryland, Massachusetts Inventors Develop Patent for Bi-directional Fixating Transvertebral Body Screws and Posterior Cervical and Lumbar Interarticulating Joint Calibrated Stapling Devices for Spinal Fusion ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Ahmnon D. Moskowitz, Rockville, Md., Mosheh T. Moskowitz, Rockville, Md., Nathan C. Moskowitz, Rockville, Md., and Pablo A. Valdivia Y. Alvarado, Cambridge, Mass., have developed a patent (8,353,913) for a "bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A self-drilling bone fusion screw apparatus is disclosed which includes at least first and second sliding boxes. A first screw member having a tapered end and a threaded body is disposed within the first sliding box, and a second screw member having a tapered end and a threaded body disposed within the second sliding box. An adjuster adjusts the height of the sliding boxes. The screw members are screwed into vertebral bodies in order to fuse the vertebral bodies together. A plurality of the self-drilling bone fusion screw apparatuses may be attached together and/or integrated via a plate or cage. Also disclosed is a cervical facet staple that includes a curved staple base and at least two prongs attached to the bottom surface of the curved staple base." The patent application was filed on April 11, 2011 (13/084,543). 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=8,353,913&OS=8,353,913&RS=8,353,913 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Maryland Inventor Develops Patent for Waterproof Audio Receiving Device with Object Detection System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Spencer Goodwin, Laurel, Md., has developed a patent (8,354,924) for a "waterproof audio receiving device with object detection system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for facilitating the instructional training of a swimmer wherein the system is further operable to provide object detection to the swimmer of an object within the general movement path of the swimmer. The system further includes a transmitter wherein the transmitter is configured to broadcast at least two audio signals. A receiver is operably coupled to the transmitter utilizing a wireless frequency. The receiver further includes a left earpiece and a right earpiece that have intermediate therebetween two headbands for releasably securing the receiver to the head of the swimmer. The receiver further includes a plurality of sensors mounted to the first headband that are configured to generate and receive sound pulses in order to detect an object within the general movement path of the user." The patent application was filed on Jan. 18, 2010 (12/689,079). 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=8,354,924.PN.&OS=PN/8,354,924&RS=PN/8,354,924 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Rohde & Schwarz Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Rohde & Schwarz, Munich, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,355,458) developed by Michael Simon, Frederick, Md., and Michael Kramer, Dillishausen, Germany, for "apparatus, systems, methods and computer program products for producing a single frequency network for ATSC mobile / handheld services." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Producing coherent symbols from a plurality of digital RF transmitters is achieved by selecting data bytes corresponding to mobile-handheld encapsulation (MHE) packets and setting trellis coders to a predetermined state when a predetermined number of bits of the data bytes enter a corresponding trellis coder." The patent application was filed on June 25, 2009 (12/491,305). 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=8,355,458&OS=8,355,458&RS=8,355,458 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** CarptetLOK Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- CarptetLOK, Forest Hill, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,353,078) developed by Wilson Edward Bailey Jr., Forest Hill, Md., for an "anchor and alignment device for carpet tiles." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An anchor for a carpet tile includes a cross-shaped base having four arms extending from a vertex. The arms form a planar top surface and a planar bottom surface. A vertical blade centered on the base rises to engage the backing of a carpet tile when a corner of the carpet tile is placed near the vertex. The blade is preferably made of bendable and resilient material. Preferably, the anchor is used with a pedestal head of a raised-flooring system and has a nub extending from the bottom surface of each of the arms of the base to fit within holes in the pedestal head and thereby secure the anchor to the pedestal head. An alternative anchor includes a plate for the base and the blade in the shape of a cross rises from the plate. The plate may have a hole in each quadrant defined by the blade." The patent application was filed on March 24, 2010 (12/731,034). 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=8,353,078&OS=8,353,078&RS=8,353,078 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** K2M Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- K2M, Leesburg, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,353,961) developed by Larry McClintock, Gore, Va., Kevin R. Strauss, Columbia, Md., and Atiq Durrani, Cincinnati, for an "expandable vertebral device with cam lock." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An expandable cage supports adjacent vertebra in spine surgery. The expandable cage includes a first supporting member configured to engage tissue and a second supporting member operatively associated with the first supporting member. The first and second supporting members are movable relative to each other. The expandable cage further includes a cam lock mechanism configured to maintain the first and second supporting members in a fixed relative position. In another embodiment, the expandable cage includes a ring plate lock mechanism in lieu of the cam lock mechanism. The ring plate lock mechanism is adapted to maintain the first and second supporting members in a fixed relative position." The patent application was filed on Feb. 6, 2009 (12/366,805). 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=8,353,961&OS=8,353,961&RS=8,353,961 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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