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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Feb. 22)

[February 22, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Feb. 22)

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

*** Normandeau Associates Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Normandeau Associates, Bedford, N.H., has been assigned a patent (8,379,486) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and method for detecting bats and their impact on wind facilities." The co-inventors are Michael J. Adler, Gainesville, Fla., Christian M. Newman, Gainesville, Fla., Christine L. Sutter, Gainesville, Fla., Carla Ebeling, Eden, Texas, Chris Ribe, Gainesville, Fla., and Peter West, Gainesville, Fla.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a system and method for detecting bats from a remote location. In one aspect the invention provides a bat detection system comprising an upper detection unit connected to a base computer unit. The upper detection unit can be positioned on a vertical structure, and a second lower detection unit, or additional detection units, can also be positioned on the vertical structure. Each detection unit comprises a housing which is connected to, and contains, an audio detector. The base computer unit is enclosed by a housing and comprises a data processor, a data storage device, and a remote communication interface device. The data processor is operatively connected to the data storage device, remote communication interface device, and the audio detectors of any detection units positioned on the vertical structure. The base computer unit communicates with a remote computer transferring information regarding the bat sounds detected by the detection units." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2009 (12/486,552). 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=8,379,486&OS=8,379,486&RS=8,379,486 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Motorola Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Motorola Solutions, Schaumburg, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,379,529) developed by four co-inventors for "distributed spectrum allocation scheme for cognitive radio." The co-inventors are Edgar H. Callaway Jr., Boca Raton, Fla., Monique B. Brown, San Jose, Calif., Paul E. Gorday, West Palm Beach, Fla., and David E. Taubenheim, Plantation, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique (300) and apparatus for sharing frequency spectrum amongst cognitive radios is provided. By maintaining an unoccupied spectral quantum between each CR device, the channel technique ensures that a device just beginning transmissions in the CR frequency band will have spectrum from which to start growing. The growth can continue up to the maximum the spectrum can support, when the bandwidth of each device has been reduced to one spectral quantum, and there are no available spectral quanta left." The patent application was filed on Sept. 19, 2007 (11/857,911). 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=8,379,529&OS=8,379,529&RS=8,379,529 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Harris Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Harris, Melbourne, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,379,020) developed by William Earle Clifton, Melbourne, Fla., for "image processing device using selective neighboring voxel removal and related methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An image processing device may include a memory, and a controller. The controller may cooperate with the memory for determining N nearest neighbors for each voxel among a plurality thereof, and determining a respective distance between each voxel and its N nearest neighboring voxels. The controller may also cooperate with the memory for selectively removing each given voxel if a respective distance to an M.sup.th nearest neighboring voxel is greater than a first threshold, and with M being less than or equal to N. Optionally, the controller may also cooperate with the memory for selectively removing each other given voxel if a respective distance to an L.sup.th nearest neighboring voxel is less than a second threshold, with the second threshold being less than the first threshold and with L being less than M." The patent application was filed on Aug. 25, 2008 (12/197,744). 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=8,379,020&OS=8,379,020&RS=8,379,020 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** U.S. Navy Assigned Patent for Attitude Estimation Using Ground Imagery ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- The U.S. Navy has been assigned a patent (8,379,087) developed by Richard Rikoski, Panama City Beach, Fla., for an "attitude estimation using ground imagery." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Vehicle attitude is estimated relative to a ground surface over which the vehicle is traveling. An actual image of the ground surface over which the vehicle is traveling is compared with stored or predicted model images of the ground surface. The model images have corresponding known vehicle attitudes associated therewith. For one of the model images that most closely matches the actual image, the known vehicle attitude associated therewith is an estimate of an actual vehicle attitude relative to the ground surface over which the vehicle is traveling." The patent application was filed on July 16, 2007 (11/890,099). 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=8,379,087&OS=8,379,087&RS=8,379,087 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Harris Assigned Patent for Geospatial Data System for Selectively Retrieving and Displaying Geospatial Texture Data in Successive Additive Layers of Resolution and Related Methods ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Harris, Melbourne, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,379,016) developed by Mark Allen Ingersoll, Palm Bay, Fla., and Frank Howard Evans III, Melbourne, Fla., for a "geospatial data system for selectively retrieving and displaying geospatial texture data in successive additive layers of resolution and related methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A geospatial data system may include at least one geospatial data storage device containing three-dimensional (3D) geospatial structure data, and also containing geospatial texture data associated with the geospatial 3D structure data and being retrievable in successive additive layers of resolution. The system may further include at least one geospatial data access device comprising a display and a processor cooperating therewith for communicating remotely with the at least one geospatial data storage device to retrieve and display a scene on the display based upon the 3D structure data and the geospatial texture data associated therewith. The geospatial texture data may advantageously be retrieved and displayed in successive additive layers of resolution." The patent application was filed on June 19, 2012 (13/527,110). 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=8,379,016&OS=8,379,016&RS=8,379,016 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Triquint Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Triquint Semiconductor, Hillsboro, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,378,553) developed by Natalya Naumenko, Moscow, and Benjamin P. Abbott, Maitland, Fla., for a "buried idt SAW filter having low propagation loss." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A SAW resonator with improved temperature characteristics includes a single crystal piezoelectric substrate of symmetry 3 m, providing propagation of leaky waves with quasi-shear horizontal polarization and squared electromechanical coupling coefficient exceeding 5%. A SiO.sub.x overlay having a flattened surface covers the electrode pattern. Electrode thicknesses range from about 0.1% to about 10% of an acoustic wavelength and the SiO.sub.x thickness ranges between zero and 30% of an acoustic wavelength of a surface acoustic wave excited on the surface of the substrate. The piezoelectric substrate has an orientation defined by Euler angles (0.+-.3.degree., .mu., 0.+-.3.degree.), with angle .mu.=90.degree.-.mu.' and rotation angle .mu.', which depends on material of a piezoelectric substrate and thicknesses of electrodes and SiO.sub.x overlay. Such orientations simultaneously combined with optimized thicknesses of electrodes and SiO.sub.x overlay provide for improved performance in RF applications with improved temperature characteristics." The patent application was filed on July 1, 2010 (12/829,101). 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=8,378,553&OS=8,378,553&RS=8,378,553 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ellis Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Frampton E. Ellis, Jasper, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,378,474) developed by Frampton E. Ellis, for "devices with faraday cages and internal flexibility sipes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer or microchip comprising an outer chamber and at least one inner chamber inside the outer chamber. The outer chamber and the inner chamber being separated at least in part by an internal sipe, and at least a portion of a surface of the outer chamber forming at least a portion of a surface of the internal sipe. The internal sipe has opposing surfaces that are separate from each other and therefore can move relative to each other, and at least a portion of the opposing surfaces are in contact with each other in a unloaded condition. The outer chamber including a Faraday Cage. A computer, comprising a semiconductor wafer having a multitude of microchips. The multitude of microchips forming a plurality of independently functioning computers, each computer having independent communication capabilities." The patent application was filed on March 21, 2012 (13/426,133). 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=8,378,474&OS=8,378,474&RS=8,378,474 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Gregory A. Pearson Inc. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Gregory A. Pearson Inc., Dunedin, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,381,116) developed by Gregory A. Pearson, Dunedin, Fla., for a "display systems and methods for dynamically updating a graphical user interface." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A display system provides a graphical user interface having a dynamic display field, which is contained within a useable display area. The dynamic display field can have an expanded state and collapsed state, and the current state of the dynamic display field can depend on properties of the useable display area. When collapsed, the dynamic display area has a shared content area and two or more content tags. Each content tag can be active or inactive, and the shared content area shows displayable contents corresponding to active content tags. Tags are activated and deactivated based on user selections. When expanded, the dynamic display field includes dedicated content areas, where each dedicated content area shows a displayable content. Accordingly, when the useable display space allows, the dynamic display field can automatically transition to the expanded state, thereby enabling a greater amount of content to be displayed at a time." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2011 (13/077,360). 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=8,381,116.PN.&OS=PN/8,381,116&RS=PN/8,381,116 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** ADC Telecommunications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- ADC Telecommunications, Eden Prairie, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,380,035) developed by five co-inventors for a "fiber optic enclosure with external cable spool." The co-inventors are Scott C. Kowalczyk, Savage, Minn., Trevor D. Smith, Eden Prairie, Minn., Jonathan Kaml, Shakopee, Minn., Thomas G. LeBlanc, Westminster, Mass., and Ronald A. Beck, Naples, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A fiber optic telecommunications device includes an enclosure defining an interior. A first fiber optic adapter is provided at the enclosure. A spool is provided at an exterior of the enclosure. A fiber optic cable, which includes a first optical fiber, is wrapped around the spool. A first fiber optic connector is mounted at a first end of the first optical fiber. The first end of the first optical fiber is positioned within the interior of the enclosure. The first fiber optic connector is inserted within the first fiber optic adapter. The enclosure and the spool are configured to rotate in unison about a common axis when the fiber optic cable is unwound from the spool." The patent application was filed on Jan. 11, 2012 (13/348,133). 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=83,80,035.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,035&RS=PN/83,80,035 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sprint Communications Assigned Patent for Controlling an Amount of Information Disclosed by a Position-determining System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Sprint Communications, Overland Park, Kan., has been assigned a patent (8,380,219) developed by four co-inventors for "controlling an amount of information disclosed by a position-determining system." The co-inventors are Ryan Alan Wick, Apollo Beach, Fla., Raymond Emilio Reeves, Olathe, Kan., John Marvin Jones III, Overland Park, Kan., and Michael P. McMullen, Leawood, Kan.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, and medium are provided for determining whether to allow a position-determining system to provide location information that describes a location of a mobile device. A series of steps are carried out in which information is exchanged between networked components. In an embodiment, a request for location information (e.g., map coordinates) is received together with contextual information (e.g., identification of a mobile device and identification of a requesting party). A set of rules, such as approved contextual information, is referenced to determine if the contextual information is permissible. Upon determining that the contextual information is permissible, the position-determining system is allowed to provide location information." The patent application was filed on March 24, 2009 (12/409,614). 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=8,380,219.PN.&OS=PN/8,380,219&RS=PN/8,380,219 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Location-based Tuning Services for Wireless LAN Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,380,190) developed by four co-inventors for a "location-based tuning services for wireless LAN devices." The co-inventors are Gregory Jensen Boss, American Fork, Utah, Rick Allen Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., James McGirr, Venice, Fla., and Philip Kendal Mullins, Richmond, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for location-based tuning for a mobile wireless platform. A current geographic location of the mobile wireless platform is determined on a route being traveled by the mobile wireless platform. Radio frequency conditions are sensed in a path of the mobile wireless platform. Radio frequency conditions are detected at the current geographic location of the mobile wireless platform as the mobile wireless platform travels along the route. An optimal channel is determined for the current geographic location. The optimal channel maximizes communications of the mobile wireless platform based on the radio frequency conditions. The mobile wireless platform transitions channels to the optimal channel in response to determining the optimal channel. One or more wireless devices transition to the optimal channel to communicate with the mobile wireless platform." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2006 (11/427,953). 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=8,380,190.PN.&OS=PN/8,380,190&RS=PN/8,380,190 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Kopp Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Kopp Development, Jensen Beach, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,378,836) developed by Keith Kopp, Jensen Beach, Fla., and Harold Duane DeMent, Stuart, Fla., for a "magnetic field strength threshold alarm." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A magnetic field strength threshold alarm that includes sensing means responsive to a magnetic field and actuating in response to field strength above a predetermined threshold, the sensing means being configured to be operational and able to actuate without consumption of energy; and alarm means for outputting an alarm responsive to the sensing means actuation, the alarm means being configured not to consume energy prior to actuation of the sensing means and only consuming energy subsequent to actuation of the sensing means. So, energy is not consumed by the alarm means prior to actuation. The alarm may be considered to include energy storage means for providing electrical energy, wherein the sensing means, the alarm means and energy storage means being operatively connected such that the electrical energy from the energy storage means is provided only when the sensing means is actuated." The patent application was filed on Nov. 23, 2009 (12/623,616). 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=8,378,836.PN.&OS=PN/8,378,836&RS=PN/8,378,836 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Spectrum Bridge Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Spectrum Bridge, Lake Mary, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,380,194) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for providing network access to electronic devices." The co-inventors are Hrishikesh Gossain, Heathrow, Fla., Robin U. Roberts, Orlando, Fla., Manish Shukla, Altamonte Springs, Fla., Sekhar V. Uppalapati, Longwood, Fla., Phuoc Tang, Sanford, Fla., Jeffrey C. Schmidt, Orlando, Fla., Mario Camchong, Oviedo, Fla., and Peter Stanforth, Winter Springs, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods of providing network access information from one or more servers to a wireless device. The wireless device acquires information from the servers about available networks at a current location of the wireless device. The network information is based on a plurality of device parameters, network parameters and regulatory requirements that govern the operation of the wireless device. In addition, the wireless device may assess the acquired information for suitability for communications to be carried out by the wireless device." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2011 (13/160,951). 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=8,380,194.PN.&OS=PN/8,380,194&RS=PN/8,380,194 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Applied Concepts Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Applied Concepts, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,378,884) developed by John L. Aker, Estero, Fla., for a "vehicular traffic surveillance doppler radar system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A vehicular traffic surveillance Doppler radar system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system comprises a modulation circuit portion for generating modulated FM signals. An antenna circuit portion transmits the modulated FM signals to a target and receives the reflected modulated FM signals therefrom. A ranging circuit portion performs a quadrature demodulation on the reflected modulated FM signals and determines a range measurement based upon phase angle measurements derived therefrom." The patent application was filed on March 16, 2012 (13/422,796). 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=83,78,884.PN.&OS=PN/83,78,884&RS=PN/83,78,884 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Instruments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,378,868) developed by Umar Jameer Lyles, Palm Bay, Fla., Bertan Bakkaloglu, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Brian P. Lum-Shue-Chan, Palm Bay, Fla., for "systems and methods for analog to digital converter charge storage device measurement." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for analog to digital conversion charge storage device measurement are presented. In multi-cell charge storage device monitoring systems, accurate measurement of cell voltages is used for protection of the multi-cell device. The disclosed cell referenced solution converts the cell voltage to a digital representation referenced at the cell voltage. The digital representation referenced to the cell voltage is then level shifted to a ground referenced signal suitable for digital post processing. This processing may be used for fault detection of over-voltage, under-voltage, open cell, and similar fault conditions and cell capacity measurements. An example embodiment implements a sigma delta modulator to perform the signal transformation from analog to digital. The disclosed systems and methods may be differential and stackable for multiple cells." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2010 (12/939,486). 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=83,78,868.PN.&OS=PN/83,78,868&RS=PN/83,78,868 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sprint Communications Assigned Patent for Controlling Application Modes on a Mobile Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Sprint Communications, Overland Park, Kan., has been assigned a patent (8,380,185) developed by four co-inventors for "controlling application modes on a mobile device." The co-inventors are Raymond Emilio Reeves, Olathe, Kan., Michael P. McMullen, Leawood, Kan., Ryan Alan Wick, Apollo Beach, Fla., and John Marvin Jones III, Overland Park, Kan.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of activating an application test mode on a mobile device is provided. The method includes receiving a message addressed to the mobile device. Upon receiving the message, and prior to sending the message to the mobile device, a determination is made as to whether the message contains a test-mode instruction for the mobile device to activate a test mode. When the message contains the test-mode instruction, then prior to sending the message to the mobile device, the message is modified to include destination information of a network component to which a confirmation message indicating the test mode is activated on the mobile device should be sent. The message is sent to the mobile device." The patent application was filed on Aug. 14, 2012 (13/585,594). 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=8,380,185.PN.&OS=PN/8,380,185&RS=PN/8,380,185 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Elster AMCO Water Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Elster AMCO Water, Ocala, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,378,847) developed by Stephen J. Bartram, Ocala, Fla., and Jorge I. Ortiz, Ocala, Fla., for a "pit mount interface device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A pit mount interface device includes a body having a head and an elongate stem extending from a bottom surface of the head. The elongate stem is sized and configured to be received in and extend through a hole formed in a cover of a pit. A nut defines a central aperture that is sized and configured to receive the elongate stem of the body. A passive radiator is disposed within the body and configured receive a radio frequency (RF) signal transmitted by an automatic meter reading (AMR) device located below the cover through inductive coupling and to radiate the RF signal from a position located above the cover of the pit." The patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2010 (12/855,917). 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=8,378,847.PN.&OS=PN/8,378,847&RS=PN/8,378,847 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Quantum Group, Guillama Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Quantum Group, Wellington, Fla., and Noel J. Guillama, Wellington, Fla., have been assigned a patent (8,378,831) developed by Chester Heath, Boca Raton, Fla., Noel Guillama, Wellington, Fla., and Pedro Martinez, Boca Raton, Fla., for a "system and method for coordinated health monitoring, emergency response, and medical record delivery." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-based system for providing coordinated health monitoring, emergency response, and medical record delivery. The system can include computing devices configured to process emergency-related indicators and data. The system can also include monitoring devices linked to the computing devices. The monitoring devices can monitor a particular area for the emergency-related indicators and data, where the monitoring devices detect among speech, sounds, images and other detectable emergency-related indicators. The monitoring devices can also transmit the emergency-related indicators and data to the computing devices. Furthermore, the system can include a module linked to the monitoring devices and configured to execute on the computing devices. The module can analyze the transmitted emergency-related indicators and data to determine whether there is an emergency, communicate with a monitoring service to validate that an emergency exists, and provide access to patient records to authorized personnel, based upon whether an emergency exists." The patent application was filed on Aug. 4, 2009 (12/535,498). 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=8,378,831.PN.&OS=PN/8,378,831&RS=PN/8,378,831 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cooper Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Cooper Technologies, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,378,777) developed by Yipeng Yan, Shanghai, China, and Robert James Bogert, Lake Worth, Fla., for a "magnetic electrical device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A magnetic component and a method for manufacturing a low profile, magnetic component. The method comprises the steps of providing at least one sheet, coupling at least a portion of at least one winding to the at least one sheet, and laminating the at least one sheet with at least a portion of the at least one winding. The magnetic component comprises at least one sheet and at least a portion of at least one winding coupled to the at least one sheet, wherein the at least one sheet is laminated to at least a portion of the at least one winding. The winding may comprise a clip, a preformed coil, a stamped conductive foil, or an etched trace using chemical or laser etching. The sheet may comprise any material capable of being laminated and/or rolled, including, but not limited to, flexible magnetic powder sheets." The patent application was filed on July 29, 2008 (12/181,436). 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=83,78,777.PN.&OS=PN/83,78,777&RS=PN/83,78,777 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Clemson University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Clemson University, Clemson, S.C., has been assigned a patent (8,378,816) developed by John R. Wagner, Seneca, S.C., Hany F. Bassily, Oviedo, Fla., and Robert B. Lund, Seneca, S.C., for a "system and method to assess signal similarity with applications to diagnostics and prognostics." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Signal processing technology for assessing dynamic system similarity for fault detection and other applications is based on time- and frequency-domain time series analysis techniques and compares the entire autocorrelation structure of a test and reference signal series. The test and reference signals are first subjected to similar pre-processing to help guarantee signal stationarity. Pre-processing may include formation of multivariate signal clusters, filtering and sampling. Multivariate periodograms or autocovariance functions are then calculated for each signal series. Test statistics are computed and assessed to determine the equality of the test and reference signals. When the difference between sample autocovariance functions or periodograms of such signals exceeds a preselected threshold value, fault detection signals and/or related diagnostic information are provided as output to a user." The patent application was filed on July 17, 2008 (12/668,768). 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=83,78,816.PN.&OS=PN/83,78,816&RS=PN/83,78,816 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** U.S. Navy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- The U.S. Navy has been assigned a patent (8,378,671) developed by Morgan Mahoney, Panama City, Fla., for a deployable magnetometer.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Cost-effective compact magnetometers can be deployed across large ocean areas to record magnetic field strengths. Each magnetometer has a canister containing a magnetometer sensor at its upper end to detect magnetic field strengths of magnetic influence sweep systems and provide representative data signals. Each magnetometer also has sensors to collect data representative of the orientation of the magnetometer as well as temperature and depth to aid in post operational evaluation of the gathered magnetic strength data. A computer processor connected to the sensors controls receipt of the data signals and stores them in a memory device. Batteries at the canister's lower end supply power for the sensors, processor, and memory. An anchor release mechanism causes an anchor to separate from the canister, allowing it to float to the surface for recovery or to transmit data via a UHF transceiver." The patent application was filed on May 18, 2010 (12/801,028). 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=83,78,671.PN.&OS=PN/83,78,671&RS=PN/83,78,671 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Fusion UV Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Fusion UV Systems, Gaithersburg, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,378,322) developed by Jonathan S. Dahm, Key Largo, Fla., Mark Jongewaard, Westminster, Colo., and Geoff Campbell, Broomfield, Colo., for a "micro-channel-cooled high heat load light emitting device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Micro-channel-cooled UV curing systems and components thereof are provided. According to one embodiment, a lamp head module includes an optical macro-reflector, an array of LEDs and a micro-channel cooler assembly. The array is positioned within the reflector and has a high fill factor and a high aspect ratio. The array provides a high irradiance output beam pattern having a peak irradiance of greater than 25 W/cm.sup.2 at a work piece surface at least 1 mm away from an outer surface of a window of the reflector. The micro-channel cooler assembly maintains a substantially isothermal state among p-n junctions of the LEDs at less than or equal to 80.degree. Celsius. The micro-channel cooler assembly also provides a common anode substrate for the array. A thermally efficient electrical connection is formed between the array and the common anode substrate by mounting the array to the micro-channel cooler assembly." The patent application was filed on Jan. 26, 2011 (13/014,069). 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=8,378,322&OS=8,378,322&RS=8,378,322 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Vecenergy Aegir Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 -- Vecenergy Aegir, West Palm Beach, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,377,280) developed by Brendan Johnson, West Palm Beach, Fla., for a "microscale capacitive deionization apparatus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present device is a microchannel separator that uses a separation driving force created by an electric field. An ionic fluid flows through the microchannels and is subjected to an electric field by two spaced apart parallel electrodes possessing an electric charge. The ions in the ionic fluid are attracted towards the charged electrodes and thus are concentrated in the region of flow near the charged electrodes and depleted from the central region of flow between the charged electrodes. The charged electrodes are insulated from the ionic fluid by an impermeable barrier which prevents arcing and adherence of the ions to the charged electrodes. After a sufficient length of passage of the ionic fluid through a main channel two blocking plates separate the flow into a central and two outer output channels. The central channel draws a portion of the ionic fluid from the central region of the main channel that has fewer ions than the ionic fluid in the regions near the charged electrodes. The concentrated ionic fluid in the outer channels is discharged separately from the central channel." The patent application was filed on July 17, 2007 (11/779,059). 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=8,377,280&OS=8,377,280&RS=8,377,280 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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