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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Virginia (Feb. 15)

[February 15, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Virginia (Feb. 15)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Virginia.

*** DIRECTV Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- DIRECTV Group, El Segundo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,272) developed by seven co-inventors for a "space-time coded OFDM system for MMDS applications." The co-inventors are A. Roger Hammons Jr., North Potomac, Md., Hesham El-Gamal, Dublin, Ohio, Lin-Nan Lee, Potomac, Md., Stan Kay, Rockville, Md., Andrew MacDonald, Damascus, Md., Jack Rozmaryn, Silver Spring, Md., and Bassel Beidas, Alexandria, Va.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communications system includes a base station that is configured to transmit a signal that is modulated according to a predetermined modulation scheme and an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing scheme, wherein the signal is encoded using space-frequency coding. The base station includes a plurality of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transceivers. The system includes a terminal that is configured to receive the modulated signal. The above arrangement is particularly applicable to providing multichannel multipoint distribution services (MMDS) over a radio communications system." The patent application was filed on Jan. 29, 2008 (12/011,658). 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=8,374,272&OS=8,374,272&RS=8,374,272 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Kollmorgen Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Kollmorgen, Radford, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,373,316) developed by Reinhard Beatty, Blacksburg, Va., and Ian Hovey, Christiansburg, Va., for a "coolant flow enhancing device for stator coil end turns of fluid cooled electric motor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A coolant flow enhancing device is provided to increase electric machine coil cooling at coil end turn locations. Such a device is incorporated into an overall fluid cooled electric machine that has phase separators extending through slots between stator teeth. The device includes flow deflectors located at ends of the phase separators. Each of the flow deflectors is designed so that a contour of its interior surface follows an outer contour of a corresponding one of the end turns to both maximize a cooling fluid flow rate past the one of the end turns and minimize separation of the fluid from the one of the end turns." The patent application was filed on Jan. 12, 2011 (13/005,010). 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=8,373,316&OS=8,373,316&RS=8,373,316 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** CareFusion 303 Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- CareFusion 303, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,374,012) developed by five co-inventors for "phase-controlled uninterruptible power supply." The co-inventors are Mark Raptis, Valley Center, Calif., Jeff Gray, San Diego, Dugan Joyce, Chula Vista, Calif., Albert Dibelka, La Mesa, Calif., and Alex Mueggenborg, Arlington, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A phase-controlled power supply is disclosed. The power supply includes a power conditioner with an input configured to connect to an external source of electrical power, the power conditioner being configured to provide conditioned power on its output. The power supply also includes a transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding, and a switching module coupled between the output of the power conditioner and to the primary winding of the transformer. The switching module has two modes of operation and a control signal input configured to accept a first control signal. The switching module includes a switching element configured to connect the power conditioner output to the primary winding of the transformer. The switching module operates in the first mode when the first control signal is in a first state, switching the first switching element at a first frequency and first duty cycle. The switching module operates in the second mode when the first control signal is in a second state, switching the first switching element at a frequency and duty cycle according to the first control signal." The patent application was filed on June 10, 2010 (12/813,327). 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=8,374,012&OS=8,374,012&RS=8,374,012 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** U.S. Navy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- The U.S. Navy has been assigned a patent (8,374,055) developed by Tsih C. Yang, Great Falls, Va., and Altan Turgut, Fairfax, Va., for "acoustic communication and locating devices for underground mines." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method are described for locating and communicating with miners in an underground mine, in which miners carry a battery-powered signal unit with an impact actuator engagable with a wall, floor, or ceiling surface of the mine to transmit acoustic signals through the ground, and actuate controls on the unit to send a predefined message or a specific message via the impact actuator to ground-coupled acoustic receivers coupled with a base station that includes a decoder to determine the message sent by the miner and a location component to determine the miner's location based on the received signals." The patent application was filed on June 19, 2009 (12/487,884). 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=8,374,055&OS=8,374,055&RS=8,374,055 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** GIS Federal Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- GIS Federal, Arlington, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,373,710) developed by Amit Vij, Arlington, Va., and Nima Negahban, Woodbine, Md., for a "method and system for improving computational concurrency using a multi-threaded GPU calculation engine." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computing system may include a plurality of GPUs, one or more CPUs, and a data store containing data to be analyzed. A user may register a calculation to be performed on the data, and the system may determine a scheme for allocating portions of the calculation and subsets of the data to different GPUs for concurrent execution. The system may also modify a user-provided algorithm to convert portions of the algorithm that are path-dependent into atomic path-independent operations that may be performed by GPU threads asynchronously. The system may also determine coordination operations sufficient for merging sub-results generated from individual GPU threads' execution of the atomic operations back into a path-dependent computation. The system may be configured to use any number of similar or different GPU devices, and for GPU devices to be added to or removed from the system without requiring programmers to alter their algorithms." The patent application was filed on April 26, 2012 (13/457,106). 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=8,373,710&OS=8,373,710&RS=8,373,710 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Enzo Therapeutics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Enzo Therapeutics, Farmingdale, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,372,888) developed by Robert E. Zipkin, Wynnewood, Pa., Sarah Spiegel, Richmond, Va., and Jeffrey Kroll Adams, Fort Washington, Pa., for "sphingosine kinase type 1 inhibitors, compositions and processes for using same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided are novel compositions which uniquely inhibit sphingosine kinase Type 1 (SphK1) and which are useful in a number of applications including killing or damaging cancer cells, inducing apoptosis, inhibiting growth, metastasis and development of chemoresistance in cancer cells, leukemia, increasing the effectiveness of anti-cancer agents, attenuating immune reactivity, inhibiting survival signaling in cancer cells, and reducing symptoms of multiple sclerosis." The patent application was filed on April 29, 2009 (12/387,228). 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=8,372,888&OS=8,372,888&RS=8,372,888 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Oceans' Edge Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Oceans' Edge, Herdon, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,373,538) developed by eight co-inventors for a "mobile device monitoring and control system." The co-inventors are Steven T. Hildner, Leesburg, Va., Thomas P. Shanley, Brambleton, Va., Sam Emara, Fairfax, Va., Nathan Klonoski, Arlington, Va., Robert Adam McKay, Sterling, Va., Jay Lukin, Dallas, Tom Krussel, Herndon, Va., and Paul Neuner, Ballwin, Mo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for surreptitiously installing, monitoring, and operating software on a remote computer controlled wireless communication device are described. One aspect includes a control system for communicating programming instructions and exchanging data with the remote computer controlled wireless communication device. The control system is configured to provide at least one element selected from the group consisting of: a computer implemented device controller; a module repository in electronic communication with the device controller; a control service in electronic communication with the device controller; an exfiltration data service in electronic communication with the device controller configured to receive, store, and manage data obtained surreptitiously from the remote computer controlled wireless communication device; a listen-only recording service in electronic communication with the device controller; and a WAP gateway in electronic communication with the remote computer controlled wireless communication device." The patent application was filed on Sept. 12, 2008 (12/209,904). 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=8,373,538.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,538&RS=PN/8,373,538 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,373,586) developed by Daniel Milton Alley, Earlysville, Va., and Ye Xu, Shanghai, China, for a "configurable analog input circuit." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Configurable analog input circuits are provided. An analog input circuit may include a plurality of configurable input channels, at least one analog-to-digital converter, and at least one processor. Each input channel may include a plurality of switches utilized to select a type of input signal received via the input channel and a set of input terminals selectively utilized to correspond with the selected type of input signal. The at least one analog-to-digital converter may be configured to convert, for each of the plurality of input channels, the selected type of input signal into a digital output. The at least one processor may be configured to control operation of the plurality of switches associated with each of the plurality of configurable input channels." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2010 (12/942,643). 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=8,373,586.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,586&RS=PN/8,373,586 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** National Public Radio Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- National Public Radio, Washington, has been assigned a patent (8,374,556) developed by John C. Kean, Falls Church, Va., for a "method for determining audio broadcast transmission signal coverage." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Computer implemented methods and systems for the prediction of the reception of a desired in-band on-channel digital audio broadcast signal (IBOC DAB) are described. A method includes computing a first ratio of a weaker undesired adjacent broadcast signal to a stronger undesired adjacent broadcast signal; computing a second ratio of the desired IBOC DAB signal to the stronger undesired adjacent broadcast signal. The method also includes computing a minimum allowable reception ratio based on the second ratio and the slope and intercept of a line, wherein the slope and intercept of the line is based on both (i) a plurality of ratios of a weaker adjacent broadcast signal to a stronger adjacent broadcast signal and (ii) a plurality of ratios of a desired IBOC DAB signal to a stronger adjacent broadcast signal. Reception is predicted when the computed minimum allowable reception ratio is less than the first ratio." The patent application was filed on Nov. 3, 2008 (12/739,260). 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=8,374,556.PN.&OS=PN/8,374,556&RS=PN/8,374,556 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Digital Synthesis of Long Multi-cycle Microwave Pulses ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Nashua, N.H., has been assigned a patent (8,373,518) developed by Simon Y. London, Rockville, Md., and Oved Zucker, Annandale, Va., for a "method and apparatus for digital synthesis of long multi-cycle microwave pulses." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Conductive segments (transmission line conductors) are positioned within a transmission line structure in order to generate multi-cycle microwave pulses. The conductor segments are switchably coupled to one or the other conductor of the transmission lines, inside the transmission line structure. Microwave pulses may be induced in the transmission line by closing the switches in a controlled manner to discharge successive segments, or successive groups of segments, into the transmission lines. The induced pulses travel uninterrupted along the transmission lines in a desired direction to the load. Efficiency of systems and energy delivered to the load in multi-section transmission lines is increased and/or maximized by adjusting the ratio of characteristic impedances associated with the transmission line conductor segments according to an optimum ratio." The patent application was filed on June 14, 2011 (13/159,680). 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=8,373,518.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,518&RS=PN/8,373,518 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Raytheon Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Raytheon, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,373,458) developed by Kanon Liu, Arcadia, Calif., Bryan W. Kean, Fairfax, Va., and James F. Asbrock, Oceanside, Calif., for a "read out integrated circuit." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to one embodiment, a circuit comprises a Capacitive Trans-Impedance Amplifier (CTIA) configured to receive a current pulse at an input and convert the current pulse to a voltage step. The voltage step is directed to a first signal path and a second signal path. When the voltage step exceeds a first threshold, the first signal path directs an enable pulse to the second signal path. The second signal path generates an output pulse when the voltage step exceeds a second threshold and the enable pulse is enabled. The second signal path comprises a first, a second, and a third amplifier to increase detection of the voltage step by the second signal path." The patent application was filed on Nov. 17, 2009 (12/619,870). 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=8,373,458.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,458&RS=PN/8,373,458 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Service Dependency Notification System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,373,575) developed by Fred Henry Boettner, Roanoke, Va., and Lawrence Elwood Murphy, Shorewood, Wis., for a "service dependency notification system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems for monitoring consumer dependency on services are disclosed. In one embodiment, a service dependency notification system includes: at least one computing device adapted to identify a dependency aware device by performing actions comprising: determining whether a service dependency exists; and providing a service dependency status indicator configured to be communicated via a utility network, the service dependency status indicator indicating whether the service dependency exists." The patent application was filed on Feb. 9, 2011 (13/023,712). 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=8,373,575.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,575&RS=PN/8,373,575 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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