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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania (Feb. 8)

[February 08, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania (Feb. 8)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Pennsylvania.

*** E.I. du Pont de Nemours Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- E.I. du Pont de Nemours, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,367,988) developed by Nicole L. Blankenbeckler, Richmond, Va., William R. Corcoran Jr., Kennett Square, Pa., and Dariusz Wlodzimierz Kawka, Midlothian, Va., for a "field director assembly having overheating protection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A field director assembly includes electrically conductive vanes positioned with respect to each other and to a planar support member to prevent overheating of the susceptor in an unloaded microwave oven." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2006 (11/641,370). 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=8,367,988&OS=8,367,988&RS=8,367,988 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.



*** Lutron Electronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,368,307) developed by Audwin W. Cash, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., Christopher J. Rigatti, Pittsburgh, and Dragan Veskovic, Allentown, Pa., for a "method for replacing a load control device of a load control system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention regards a system and method for using a handheld programming device to configure a lighting control system wirelessly. In one embodiment, at least one device configured with a processing section is installed in the lighting control system. A communications receiver that is operable to receive a signal from the handheld programming device is also installed in the lighting control system, wherein the signal includes an instruction for configuring the lighting control system. Further, the signal is wirelessly sent from the handheld programming device to the communications receiver, and the instruction is transmitted from the communications receiver to a device in the system. The instruction functions to configure the lighting control system." The patent application was filed on Oct. 29, 2010 (12/915,129). 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=8,368,307&OS=8,368,307&RS=8,368,307 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,369,045) developed by Vladimir Gershman, Holland, Pa., Ronald Dean, Marlton, N.J., and Bernard McGarth, Morrisville, Pa., for a secure data storage.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A hard disk drive includes a chassis which supports a "sealed" housing containing a data storage magnetic disk, and read/write heads and actuator. The housing also contains an erasure device which generates a magnetic or other field or emanation for erasing the disk, so that the erasing field or emanation need not penetrate the sealed housing to effectuate erasure. A backup power supply provides power to the erasing device so that erasure can occur even in the absence of external power. A bus- or network-actuated arrangement couples power to the erasure device so that many hard drives may be simultaneously erased." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2012 (13/537,465). 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=8,369,045&OS=8,369,045&RS=8,369,045 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Toyota Motor Assigned Patent for Reflection-minimized Photonic Crystal and Device Utilizing Same ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Toyota Motor, Erlanger, Ky., has been assigned a patent (8,369,000) developed by Hideo Iizuka, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Nader Engheta, Berwyn, Pa., for a "reflection-minimized photonic crystal and device utilizing same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A photonic crystal structure that is composed of a host media having periodic dielectric holes disposed in the media at a period of a.sub.h. Each dielectric hole has a radius r.sub.h. The host media has an absolute refractive index expressed as |n.sub.h| that is less than 0.2. The photonic crystal structure has at least one reflection minimization layer disposed at an air/photonic crystal interface. The reflection minimization layer has periodic dielectric holes disposed therein at a period a.sub.m with each dielectric hole having a radius r.sub.m such that a.sub.h=a.sub.m and r.sub.m>r.sub.n and a beam steerable device including the photonic crystal structure. The device having a scanning rate of larger than 1 KHz and a scanning angle up to .+-.25 degrees." The patent application was filed on Feb. 19, 2010 (12/708,860). 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=8,369,000&OS=8,369,000&RS=8,369,000 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Penn State Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Penn State Research Foundation, University Park, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,369,134) developed by five co-inventors for a "TFET based 6T SRAM cell." The co-inventors are Jawar Singh, University Park, Pa., Ramakrishnan Krishnan, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Saurabh Mookerjea, Hillsboro, Ore., Suman Datta, Port Matilda, Pa., and Vijaykrishnan Narayanan, State College, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Memory devices and methods of operation are provided. A memory device includes first and second cross-coupled inverters and first and second access transistors coupled to an input node of the second inverter. The memory device also includes a control circuit for providing a first reference voltage at a first ground node of the first inverter and a second reference voltage at a second ground node of the second inverter. The first access transistor is configured to conduct current from a first bit line to the input node and to provide substantially no current conduction from the input node to the first bit line. The second access transistor is configured to conduct current from the input node to one of the first bit line and a second bit line and to provide substantially no current conduction from the input node to the one of first and second bit lines." The patent application was filed on Oct. 27, 2010 (12/912,904). 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=8,369,134&OS=8,369,134&RS=8,369,134 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** ChemImage Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- ChemImage, Pittsburgh, has been assigned a patent (8,368,880) developed by Patrick Treado, Pittsburgh, Matthew Nelson, Harrison City, Pa., and Charles W. Gardner Jr., Gibsonia, Pa., for "chemical imaging explosives (CHIMED) optical sensor using SWIR." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sample is illuminated to thereby generate a plurality of first interacted photons selected. The first interacted photons are assessed using a visible imaging device to thereby determine an area of interest in the sample. The area of interest is illuminated to thereby generate a plurality of second interacted photons. The second interacted photons are assessed using a spectroscopic device to thereby generate a SWIR data set representative of said area of interest. A database is searched wherein said database comprises a plurality of known SWIR data sets associated with an explosive material. The data sets comprise at least one of: a plurality of SWIR spectra and a plurality of spatially accurate wavelength resolved SWIR images. An explosive material in the area of interest is thereby identified as a result of the search." The patent application was filed on April 5, 2010 (12/754,229). 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=8,368,880&OS=8,368,880&RS=8,368,880 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Tego Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Tego, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,368,541) developed by five co-inventors for a "method for memory mapping in a composite RFID tag facility." The co-inventors are Larry Moore, Boston, Steve Beckhardt, Boston, David Puleston, Duluth, Ga., Robert W. Hamlin, Monroe, Conn., and Leonid Mats, Pittsburgh.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a method of memory mapping disparate memories on a composite radio frequency identification (RFIdaho tag, where the RFID tag includes a plurality of individual RFID devices each having a memory store with a physical memory address range and mounted to a common substrate, where at least one of the individual RFID devices comprises memory configuration information, and where a memory addressing facility maps the physical memory address ranges of each of the individual RFID devices to a single logical addressing space and presents the address space as a single memory, where the memory addressing facility is included on a computing facility separate from the composite RFID tag." The patent application was filed on June 26, 2012 (13/533,415). 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=8,368,541.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,541&RS=PN/8,368,541 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Eaton Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Eaton, Cleveland, has been assigned a patent (8,368,492) developed by four co-inventors for a "bidirectional direct current electrical switching apparatus." The co-inventors are Peter J. Theisen, West Bend, Wis., Paul J. Rollmann, Brown Deer, Wis., Mark A. Juds, New Berlin, Wis., and Xin Zhou, Franklin Park, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A direct current electrical switching apparatus includes a first contact in electrical communication with first and third arc runners, a second contact in electrical communication with second and fourth arc runners, a movable contact, a first arc chamber including first arc plates having a first width, a second arc chamber including second arc plates having a greater second width, an operating mechanism, and a magnet assembly cooperating with the arc chambers to establish generally oppositely directed magnetic fields. The magnetic fields cause one of a first arc and a second arc to enter one of the arc chambers depending upon a direction of current flow between the contacts. The electrical switching apparatus is rated for a first magnitude of current flowing from the first contact to the second contact and for a greater second magnitude of opposite second current flowing from the second contact to the first contact." The patent application was filed on Aug. 24, 2012 (13/593,867). 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=8,368,492.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,492&RS=PN/8,368,492 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Tyco Electronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Tyco Electronics, Berwyn, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,368,613) developed by Craig Warren Hornung, Harrisburg, Pa., for a wireless communication system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An antenna includes a flexible film substrate having a signal element and a ground element. A signal contact is mounted to the flexible film substrate. The signal contact is electrically connected to the signal element by a compression connection and the signal contact includes a wire termination configured to be terminated to a center conductor of a coaxial cable. A ground contact is mounted to the flexible film substrate. The ground contact is electrically connected to the ground element by a compression connection and includes a wire termination configured to be terminated to a cable braid of the coaxial cable." The patent application was filed on May 10, 2010 (12/776,790). 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=8,368,613.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,613&RS=PN/8,368,613 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Lattice Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Lattice Semiconductor, Hillsboro, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,368,424) developed by four co-inventors for a "programmable logic device wakeup using a general purpose input/output port." The co-inventors are Wei Han, Beaverton, Ore., Zheng Chen, Upper Macungie, Pa., Warren Juenemann, Cornelius, Ore., and Eric Lee, Allentown, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a programmable logic device such as an FPGA includes a programmable fabric adapted to operate normally and in a sleep mode, and a general purpose input/output port (I/O). The I/O port is adapted to function in conventional fashion during normal operation of the programmable fabric and as a wakeup control port during the sleep mode." The patent application was filed on March 1, 2011 (13/038,259). 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=8,368,424.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,424&RS=PN/8,368,424 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Monitor Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Monitor Instruments, Cheswick, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,368,496) developed by Guenter F. Voss, Much, Germany, and Anthony N. Duryea, Cheswick, Pa., for a "permanent magnet having improved field quality and apparatus employing the same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A ring magnet assembly has a generally cylindrical magnet body defining an air gap having an upper end and a lower end. Upper and lower face plates dispose respectively at an upper portion of the ring magnet and lower portion of the ring magnet. The face plates preferably have a high magnetic permeability. A mass analyzer may be disposed within the air gap. An ion generator may be disposed within an air gap of a ring magnetic assembly of the present invention. A pair of vertically-stacked magnetic ring assemblies may be provided. In that embodiment, a mass analyzer may be disposed within one air gap and an ion generator within another." The patent application was filed on Dec. 26, 2007 (12/005,336). 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=8,368,496.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,496&RS=PN/8,368,496 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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