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[November 13, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Nov. 13)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California.

*** PowerVision Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- PowerVision, Belmont, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,303,656) developed by John H. Shadduck, Tiburon, Calif., for an "adaptive optic lens and method of making." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A lens for correcting human vision, for example an IOL, contact lens or corneal inlay or onlay, that carries and interior phase or layer comprising a pattern of individual transparent adaptive displacement structures. In the exemplary embodiments, the displacement structures are actuated by shape change polymer that adjusts a shape or other parameter in response to applied energy that in turn displaces a fluid media within the lens that actuates a flexible lens surface. The adaptive optic means of the invention can be used to create highly localized surface corrections in the lens to correct higher order aberrations-which types of surfaces cannot be fabricated into and IOL and then implanted. The system of displacement structures also can provide spherical corrections in the lens." The patent application was filed on Sept. 4, 2007 (11/849,921). 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=8,303,656&OS=8,303,656&RS=8,303,656 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.


*** Advanced Cardiovascular Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,303,651) developed by Stephen D. Pacetti, San Jose, Calif., for a "polymeric coating for reducing the rate of release of a therapeutic substance from a stent." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A stent for delivery of a therapeutic agent is disclosed. The stent includes a polymer coating for reducing the rate of release of the therapeutic agent. The polymer has a crystalline structure wherein the polymer is capable of significantly maintaining the crystalline lattice structure while the therapeutic agent is released from the stent such that the aqueous environment to which the stent is exposed subsequent to the implantation of the stent does not significantly convert the crystalline lattice structure of the polymer to an amorphous structure." The patent application was filed on Sept. 7, 2001 (09/948,513). 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=8,303,651&OS=8,303,651&RS=8,303,651 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** DePuy Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- DePuy Products, Warsaw, Ind., has been assigned a patent (8,303,668) developed by Alfred S. Despres III, Shingle Springs, Calif., and Daniel E.E. Hayes Jr., Placerville, Calif., for a "modular femoral stem component for a hip joint prosthesis." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A prosthetic femoral stem component includes a body element, a neck element and a stem element. The body element, neck element and stem element are secured to one another with a modular connection, the modular connection having a taper junction and an engaged-fit junction. The engaged-fit junction is formed by interaction of first and second concentric walls, the first concentric wall being formed on a shaft of the neck element and the second concentric wall being formed along a portion of a sidewall defining an aperture extending through the body element." The patent application was filed on Aug. 15, 2006 (11/504,544). 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=8,303,668&OS=8,303,668&RS=8,303,668 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Protective Device for a Pressure Cooker and Pressure Cooker with a Protective Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Tom Hiroshi Hasegawa, Gardena, Calif., has developed a patent (8,302,800) for a "protective device for a pressure cooker and pressure cooker with a protective device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A protective device attached to a pressure release valve of a lid of a pressure cooker, including a dome-shaped mesh casing body, a ring-shaped reinforcing frame fixed to the upper edge of the mesh casing body, a bridge plate provided on the reinforcing frame with both ends thereof fixed to the reinforcing frame so that the bridge plate diametrically crosses the ring-shaped reinforcing frame keeping distance from the bottom of the mesh casing body, and an attachment member of substantially a hollow cylinder provided at the center of the bridge plate." The patent application was filed on April 1, 2010 (12/798,286). 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=83,02,800.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,800&RS=PN/83,02,800 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Aptina Imaging Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Aptina Imaging, George Town, Cayman Islands , has been assigned a patent (8,304,707) developed by Ji Soo Lee, San Jose, Calif., Jeff A. Mckee, Meridian, Idaho, and Chandra Mouli, Boise, Idaho, for a "method and apparatus providing an optical guide in image sensor devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device and method for providing an optical guide of a pixel to guide incoming light to/from a photo-conversion device of the pixel to improve the optical crosstalk immunity. The optical guide includes an optically reflecting barrier formed as a trench filled with a material which produces reflection. The trench fill material may have an index of refraction that is less than the index of refraction of the material used for the trench surrounding layers to provide a light reflective structure or the trench fill material may provide a reflection surface." The patent application was filed on Feb. 26, 2009 (12/393,812). 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=8,304,707.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,707&RS=PN/8,304,707 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Anti-calculus Dental Composition ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Douglas Andersen, San Diego, has developed a patent (8,303,938) for an anti-calculus dental composition.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates generally to an anti-calculus composition and method for treating subgingival calculus. The anti-calculus composition comprises a pyrophosphate and a tripolyphosphate in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The composition may also comprise a fluoride providing compound." The patent application was filed on March 3, 2011 (13/039,904). 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=8,303,938.PN.&OS=PN/8,303,938&RS=PN/8,303,938 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Abbott Laboratories Vascular Enterprises Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Abbott Laboratories Vascular Enterprises, Dublin, Ireland, has been assigned a patent (8,303,645) developed by Randolf Von Oepen, Los Altos Hills, Calif., and Gerd Seibold, Ammerbuch, Germany, for "methods and apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a stent comprising a tubular flexible body having a wall with a web structure that is expandable from a contracted delivery configuration to deployed configuration. The web structure comprises a plurality of neighboring web patterns, where each web patterns is composed of adjoining webs, and the web patterns are interconnected. Each adjoining web comprises a central section interposed between two lateral sections to form concave or convex configurations." The patent application was filed on Sept. 3, 2010 (12/875,971). 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=8,303,645.PN.&OS=PN/8,303,645&RS=PN/8,303,645 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Illumination Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Andrew Locke, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., has developed a patent (8,304,784) for an illumination device.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An illumination device having a plurality of light emitting diodes is provided. The light emitting diode may include a plurality of semiconductor layers at least one of which has a light emitting surface which may include a rough surface pattern having a pre-determined pattern. The pre-determined pattern may include one or more impurity regions with each region having a recess for guiding current across the light emitting surface and maximizing the emission of light (i.e. light intensity) of the illumination device. Each recess may include a lower internal portion having a bottom contact point located on a bottom surface and an upper internal portion integrally connected to the lower internal portion by a plurality of center contact points. The gaps created between the center and bottom contact points in adjacent recesses may act as spark gaps allowing for the current to flow through the entire light emitting surface." The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2009 (12/646,918). 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=8,304,784.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,784&RS=PN/8,304,784 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Beijing Tang-An Nutrition & Healthcare Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Beijing Tang-An Nutrition & Healthcare Products, Beijing, has been assigned a patent (8,304,000) developed by Nanzheng Cheng, Foster City, Calif., Long Luo, Beijing, and Jiang Kong, Beijing, for a "process for preparing water extract of cinnamon." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention relates to an improved process for preparing water extract of cinnamon in a large scale. The process comprises the steps of: (a) adding an aqueous solvent such as water to at least 5 kg of a cinnamon raw material at a water to material ratio of 1:1 to 100:1, (b) boiling the mixture of (a) for at least 5 minutes, (c) removing the solid debris from the mixture, (d) storing the liquid portion of the mixture at about -5 to 25.degree. C., preferably 0-10.degree. C., until a top layer of oil is formed and partitioned, (e) removing the top layer of oil, and (f) collecting the remaining liquid portion. The present process prepares a cinnamon water extract product with a minimal content of potentially toxic cinnamaldehyde and coumarin, while increasing the contents of the active ingredients of polyphenolic polymers for controlling blood glucose level." The patent application was filed on Oct. 4, 2011 (13/252,958). 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=8,304,000.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,000&RS=PN/8,304,000 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Music and Lyrics Display Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Robison James Bryan, North Hills, Calif., has developed a patent (8,304,642) for a "music and lyrics display method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The MUSIC AND LYRICS DISPLAY METHOD provides for a complete solution comprising a way of displaying correct portions of lyrics and or musical notation at appropriate times while something live is happening. By using a predetermined series of symbols in a song sequence, symbols may serve as indices for looking up and displaying distinct portions of lyrics identified by corresponding symbols comprised within bodies of lyrics. Furthermore, when displaying words and music notation, notes are spaced horizontally to align with words that are large and not broken up, such that words are natural looking and easy to read, while musical notes are easy to sight read with words to which they obviously correspond. Another aspect of the present invention allows for providing such multimedia in such a way that users may play audio for free for a certain span of days or demo trial period, and where users may register to retain access thereto." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2008 (12/215,805). 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=8,304,642.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,642&RS=PN/8,304,642 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Mitsui Chemicals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Mitsui Chemicals, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,304,507) developed by Masanori Iwazumi, Irvine, Calif., and Mamoru Tanaka, Fukuoka, Japan, for a "polymerizable composition for polythiourethane optical material, polythiourethane optical material obtained from the polymerizable composition, and polymerization catalyst for polythiourethane optical material." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The polymerizable composition for a polythiourethane optical material of the present invention includes (A) a polymerization catalyst for a polythiourethane optical material, (B) at least one compound selected from an isocyanate compound and an isothiocyanate compound, and (C) a compound containing one or more mercapto groups, wherein said polymerization catalyst for a polythiourethane optical material (A) includes (a1) a zinc compound, (a2) a compound represented by the following general formula (1), and (a3) a sulfonic acid represented by the following general formula (2): ##STR00001##." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2009 (13/001,648). 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=8,304,507.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,507&RS=PN/8,304,507 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Advantest (Singapore) Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Advantest (Singapore), Singapore, has been assigned a patent (8,305,098) developed by Romi O. Mayder, San Jose, Calif., for an "element usable with the method, and a standalone probe card tester formable using the method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A probe card assembly used to test electronic devices in an automated test equipment system. The probe card assembly includes a substrate having a plurality of through-holes contained therein and a plurality of electrical contact elements. Each of the plurality of electrical contact elements has characteristics of both a torsional beam and a cantilever beam design and is configured to scrub a test pad associated with the electronic device in two directions concurrently. The plurality of electrical contacts is configured to be magnetically aligned to the substrate. Each of the plurality of electrical contact elements is further configured to be removably adhered to the substrate thus allowing easy field replacement of individual electrical contact elements." The patent application was filed on April 25, 2008 (12/109,522). 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=8,305,098.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,098&RS=PN/8,305,098 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** New Jersey, California Inventors Develop Patent for PEG-lipid Conjugates for Liposomes and Drug Delivery ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Nian Wu, North Brunswick, N.J., and Brian Charles Keller, Antioch, Calif., have developed a patent (8,304,565) for a "PEG-lipid conjugates for liposomes and drug delivery." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "New diacylglycerol-polyethylene glycol (DAG-PEG) conjugates are described. A variety of linkers between the PEG chain and glycerol backbone of the DAG-PEGs may be selected to optimize liposomal formulations of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics." The patent application was filed on June 10, 2009 (12/456,046). 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=8,304,565.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,565&RS=PN/8,304,565 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Indiana, California Inventors Develop Patent for Hydrogen Generator Designed for Use with Gas and Diesel Engines ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- James D. Dees, South Bend, Ind., Ken Colclesser, Beaumont, Calif., and April R. Saldivar legal representative, Beaumont, Calif., have developed a patent (8,303,798) for a "hydrogen generator designed for use with gas and diesel engines." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention is a unit that produces Hydrogen Gas (Browns Gas (HHO)) that can be used as an assist to diesel and gas engines. The gas is produced from distilled water, using our stainless steel plate design. The patent should apply to the internal plate placement and design. The internal design of the unit allows it to produce significantly more hydrogen, drawing significantly less current or electricity from its power source. The internal design is in the placement of positive, negative and neutral plates to produce the gas." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2009 (12/454,032). 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=8,303,798.PN.&OS=PN/8,303,798&RS=PN/8,303,798 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hermes Microvision Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Hermes Microvision, Hsinchu, Taiwan, has been assigned a patent (8,302,420) developed by You-Jin Wang, Milpitas, Calif., for a "method for venting gas into closed space and gas supply assembly thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for venting a gas into a closed space is disclosed. At the beginning of the venting process the flow rate of the venting gas starts from zero and then increases at a substantially differential incremental rate for at least a certain period of time. When a predefined saturation pressure inside the closed space is reached, the flow rate of the venting gas is maintained or increased to speed up the venting process." The patent application was filed on April 27, 2009 (12/430,453). 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=83,02,420.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,420&RS=PN/83,02,420 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Substrate and Collector Grid Structures for Integrated Series Connected Photovoltaic Arrays and Process of Manufacture of Such Arrays ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Daniel Luch, Morgan Hill, Calif., has developed a patent (8,304,646) for a "substrate and collector grid structures for integrated series connected photovoltaic arrays and process of manufacture of such arrays." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention teaches novel structure and methods for producing electrical current collectors and electrical interconnection structure. Such articles find particular use in facile production of modular arrays of photovoltaic cells. The current collector and interconnecting structures may be initially produced separately from the photovoltaic cells thereby allowing the use of unique materials and manufacture. Subsequent combination of the structures with photovoltaic cells allows facile and efficient completion of modular arrays. Methods for combining the collector and interconnection structures with cells and final interconnecting into modular arrays are taught." The patent application was filed on Oct. 6, 2011 (13/317,076). 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=8,304,646.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,646&RS=PN/8,304,646 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Genotyping Using Multiple Variant-specific Primer Pools ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Baback Gharizadeh, Palo Alto, Calif., has developed a patent (8,304,184) for a "genotyping using multiple variant-specific primer pools." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention relates to the identification of variants of an organism using variant-specific oligonucleotide primer pools to specifically hybridize to those polynucleotides in an sample comprising a plurality of polynucleotides that contain a target sequence that is unambiguously identifiable with a particular variant of the organism." The patent application was filed on June 25, 2009 (12/492,021). 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=8,304,184.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,184&RS=PN/8,304,184 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Spray Bottle with Refill Cartridge ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Jae K. Sim, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has developed a patent (8,302,816) for a "spray bottle with refill cartridge." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A refill cartridge disposable within a spray bottle during usage thereof. The refill cartridge includes a cartridge body defining a cartridge reservoir. The cartridge body includes first and second openings, the second opening being defined by a projection of the cartridge body. A cap is connected to the cartridge body to substantially cover the first opening. The cap includes a cap base having a primary opening. A cap boss is connected to and extends from the cap base and defines a passage concentrically aligned with the primary opening. The refill cartridge additionally includes a plug having a plug body including a plug neck and a flared portion. The plug is engageable with the cap and the cartridge body and is moveable relative to the cap and cartridge body between a sealing position and a dispensing position." The patent application was filed on Sept. 16, 2009 (12/560,968). 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=83,02,816.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,816&RS=PN/83,02,816 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for EAS Tag Using Tape with Conductive Element ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Xiao Hui Yang, Los Altos, Calif., has developed a patent (8,305,219) for an "EAS tag using tape with conductive element." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electronic article surveillance apparatus for monitoring large objects is comprised of a base, at least one segment of tape, and an electronics housing. The segment of tape has a least one electrically conductive element running the length of the tape. The base rests on an object to be monitored, and the housing releasably latches onto the base, while each tape segment wraps around the object with each end of tape segment being fixed between the base and housing. Electronics within the housing complete a circuit through each tape segment and monitor the tape segments for electrical continuity. If electrical continuity is lost, either by cutting a tape segment, or unauthorized unlatching of the housing, an alarm can be sounded by the electronics within the housing. The electronic housing may be disarmed by a remote device and delatched from the base. Both base and tape segments may have adhesive elements." The patent application was filed on March 18, 2010 (12/726,879). 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=8,305,219.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,219&RS=PN/8,305,219 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Spinous Process Fusion and Orthopedic Implants and Methods ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- M. Samy Abdou, San Diego, has developed a patent (8,303,629) for a "spinous process fusion and orthopedic implants and methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A spinal implant device immobilizes an attached vertebrae through a minimally invasive surgical approach while providing a compartment within the implant for the placement of bone graft or bone graft substitute. The bone graft material fuses the spinous processes and/or lamina portion of bone of the vertebral bone to which the device is attached." The patent application was filed on March 19, 2010 (12/727,641). 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=8,303,629.PN.&OS=PN/8,303,629&RS=PN/8,303,629 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Welder ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- C. Tyson Fisk, Coarsegold, Calif., has developed a patent (8,304,682) for a welder.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The system provides both a portable and appliance welding system. It can be use in the shop and field. In either location it can be plugged in or battery driven. When plugged in it can weld while charging simultaneously offering 100% duty cycle for heavy shop use, and a full range of metal thicknesses can be welded with ease. The system is implemented with a solid state high energy circuit; unrestricted and unfiltered, offering a wide spectrum of pure analog power. The systems is compact for maximum portability and use in remote field operations, yet can handle deep welds in a variety of metal compositions, conditions, environments, and sizes. The system uses a proven and robust storage medium of direct electric potential energy that is supplied by industrial batteries." The patent application was filed on March 12, 2010 (12/723,536). 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=8,304,682.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,682&RS=PN/8,304,682 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Califonia Inventor Develops Patent for Fluid Dispenser ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Darren Saravis, Long Beach, Calif., has developed a patent (8,302,817) for a fluid dispenser.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A fluid dispenser is disclosed having a storage chamber for storing a liquid, a collection assembly for collecting a portion of liquid, a pump assembly, and a tube extending from within the storage chamber to within the collection chamber through which the portion of liquid is pumped into the collection assembly. The pump assembly includes one or more pump actuators, and the fluid dispenser may have multiple storage chambers, each having a corresponding tube. In addition, the fluid dispenser may have multiple collection chambers. The pump actuators may be, for example, a flexible diaphragm or a trigger-actuated pump mounted on the side of the fluid dispenser. The pump mechanism may be incorporated into the capillary, and it may be, for example, a piston pump or any other type of pump known in the art." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2007 (12/311,272). 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=83,02,817.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,817&RS=PN/83,02,817 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Devices and Methods for the Minimally Invasive Treatment of Spinal Stenosis ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Samy Abdou, San Diego, has developed a patent (8,303,630) for "devices and methods for the minimally invasive treatment of spinal stenosis." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Multiple implants and methods for the minimally invasive treatment of spinal stenosis are disclosed. A spinal implant device includes a spacer region and an attachment region. The spacer region is adapted to be positioned between first and second spinous processes of first and second vertebral bodies to limit movement of the first spinous process and the second spinous process toward one another. The attachment region attaches to the first spinous process via a fastener that extends substantially along a long axis of the spinous process." The patent application was filed on July 27, 2007 (11/881,584). 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=8,303,630.PN.&OS=PN/8,303,630&RS=PN/8,303,630 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California, Florida Inventors Develop Patent for Antenna Positioner System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Theodore Young, Ramona, Calif., Stephen W. White, Indiatlantic, Fla., Kevin B. Davis, San Diego, Joseph H. Fahle, Del Mar, Calif., Jeffrey S. Hertig, San Diego, Richard T. Van Pelt, Satellite Beach, Fla., Earl K. Jones, Palm Bay, Fla., John L. Schaumann, Melbourne, Fla., and Cary C. Bedford, Thousand Oaks, Calif., have developed a patent (8,305,279) for an antenna positioner system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A three-axis antenna positioner has an X-Y over azimuth configuration, and includes an azimuth drive assembly, an X-axis drive assembly, and a Y-axis drive assembly. Each drive assembly is independently operable. The azimuth drive assembly imparts 540.degree. azimuthal rotational motion to an antenna about an azimuth axis. The X-axis drive assembly rotates the antenna about a horizontal X-axis at elevation angles between -90.degree. and +90.degree.. The Y-axis drive assembly rotates the antenna about a Y-axis at elevation complement angles between -2.degree. and +105.degree.. The azimuth axis, the X-axis, and the Y-axis all intersect at a common intersection point, and are mutually orthogonal. A controller operates each drive assembly so as to minimize antenna tracking velocity and acceleration. Each drive assembly may include dual drives, and may be operated in a bias drive mode to substantially eliminate backlash." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2007 (11/929,812). 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=8,305,279.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,279&RS=PN/8,305,279 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Zi Corp. of Canada Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Zi Corp. of Canada, Calgary, Canada, has been assigned a patent (8,305,239) developed by Roland E. Williams, Martinez, Calif., for a "service access method and apparatus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention may be embodied as a method of selecting a service and inputting information to that service. In one such method, an input device having keys is provided. When such a key is pressed and released quickly, the user indicates a desire to enter a symbol on the key in order to enter symbols of an entry string. In addition, one or more of the keys may also be used to identify a service and also supply that service with the entry string. For example, by pressing and holding such a key, the entry string may be delimited and then sent to a service corresponding to the pressed key. In this manner, a single key press may be used to both delimit an entry string and also send the entry string to the service. The service may use the delimited entry string to retrieve information, which is then supplied to the input device." The patent application was filed on May 19, 2008 (12/123,120). 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=8,305,239.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,239&RS=PN/8,305,239 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** O2Micro International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- O2Micro International, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, has been assigned a patent (8,305,013) developed by Yung Lin Lin, Palo Alto, Calif., and Ching-Chuan Kuo, Taipei, Taiwan, for "circuits and methods for controlling dimming of a light source." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A controller that monitors a rectified voltage and detects whether the rectified voltage comes from a TRIAC dimmer or an on/off switch dimmer is disclosed. The controller controls dimming of a light source according to the rectified voltage if the rectified voltage comes from the TRIAC dimmer. The controller controls dimming of the light source according to an operation of the on/off switch dimmer if the rectified voltage comes from the on/off switch dimmer." The patent application was filed on Feb. 3, 2012 (13/366,127). 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=8,305,013.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,013&RS=PN/8,305,013 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Stats Chippac Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Stats Chippac, Singapore, has been assigned a patent (8,304,919) developed by Rajendra D. Pendse, Fremont, Calif., Chien Ouyang, Pleasanton, Calif., and Mukul Joshi, Mountain View, Calif., for an "integrated circuit system with stress redistribution layer and method of manufacture thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit system includes: providing a substrate having a transistor and a metallization layer; forming a metal pad in direct contact with the metallization layer of the substrate; forming a passivation layer in direct contact with the metal pad and covering the substrate; forming a routing trace above the passivation layer in direct contact with the metal pad, and the routing trace is substantially larger than the metal pad, and the routing trace is not electrically insulated by a subsequent layer; and forming a bump connected to the metal pad with the routing trace." The patent application was filed on March 26, 2010 (12/748,335). 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=8,304,919.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,919&RS=PN/8,304,919 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Apparatus and Method for Measuring Relative Speed between a Fluid and a Reference ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- William E. Baker, Oceanside, Calif., has developed a patent (8,302,490) for an "apparatus and method for measuring relative speed between a fluid and a reference." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A pair of electro-acoustic transducers, one functioning as a speaker and the other functioning as a microphone, are operatively coupled to a reference which in turn is in communication with a fluid. A regenerative frequency filtering loop is operatively coupled between the transducers and functions to apply amplified signal to the speaker and produce an acoustic signal which propagates through the medium. The acoustic signal is sensed by the microphone and coupled to the regenerative loop input. For certain frequencies, the spacing between the transducers together with the speed of propagation of sound through the fluid combine with the frequency filtering of the regenerative loop to cause the loop to regenerate at a frequency indicative of the relative speed between the reference and the fluid." The patent application was filed on June 22, 2010 (12/803,236). 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=83,02,490.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,490&RS=PN/83,02,490 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** NovaSolar Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- NovaSolar Holdings, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, has been assigned a patent (8,305,105) developed by Erik Vaaler, Redwood City, Calif., Amir Torkaman, San Francisco, and George Panotopoulos, Berkley, Calif., for a "simulated mounting structure for testing electrical devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A testing apparatus or test jig is configured to accept a electrical device for testing prior to final assembly. In one example, a pair of conductive conveying belts compliantly engage a partially assembled photovoltaic (PV) module by its sides, and electrodes engage orthogonal sides of the module. The test apparatus or jig can be use for a variety of electrical tests, and may, for example be connected to a high potential (HiPot) tester." The patent application was filed on Nov. 12, 2008 (12/292,082). 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=8,305,105.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,105&RS=PN/8,305,105 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Trioka Acid Semiconductor Cleaning Compositions and Methods of Use ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Wai Mun Lee, Milpitas, Calif., has developed a patent (8,303,839) for a "trioka acid semiconductor cleaning compositions and methods of use." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Semiconductor processing compositions for use with silicon wafers having an insulating layers and metallization layers on the wafers comprising water and one or more Troika acids which is also referred to as .alpha.,.alpha.-disubstituted trifunctional oximes or .alpha.-(Hydroxyimino) Phosphonoacetic acids, their salts, and their derivatives." The patent application was filed on April 8, 2011 (13/082,540). 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=8,303,839.PN.&OS=PN/8,303,839&RS=PN/8,303,839 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Inter-vertebral Disc Prosthesis with Variable Rotational Stop and Methods of Use ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Samy Abdou, San Diego, has developed a patent (8,303,660) for an "inter-vertebral disc prosthesis with variable rotational stop and methods of use." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A prosthesis is adapted for implantation into the spine. The prosthesis has a first member and a second member. The first member and the second member have a permitted range of rotational motion with respect to one another. The amount of permitted rotation of the first member relative to the second member is dependant on the extent of flexion and extension of the spine." The patent application was filed on April 23, 2007 (11/739,053). 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=8,303,660.PN.&OS=PN/8,303,660&RS=PN/8,303,660 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Research In Motion Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Research In Motion, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, has been assigned a patent (8,305,210) developed by Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker, Keller, Texas, Adrian Buckley, Tracy, Calif., and Andrew Allen, Mundelein, Ill., for a "coding and behavior when receiving an IMS emergency session indicator from authorized source." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is provided for a user equipment (UE) 110 to respond to an emergency-related message sent to the UE 110. The method comprises the UE 110 receiving a first message 150 containing an indicator 160 indicating that an emergency-related request has been made, the UE 110 recognizing the indicator 160 as an indication that the emergency-related request is related to an emergency, and the UE 110 sending a second message 170 containing emergency-related information 180 about itself." The patent application was filed on June 2, 2009 (12/935,826). 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=8,305,210.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,210&RS=PN/8,305,210 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Samsung Electronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Samsung Electronics, Suwon, South Korea, has been assigned a patent (8,305,188) developed by Dang Tran, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Daniel Gicklhorn, Irvine, Calif., and Andrew Shelansky, Irvine, Calif., for a "system and method for logging in multiple users to a consumer electronics device by detecting gestures with a sensory device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method of maintaining login state information is disclosed. In one embodiment a system comprises a memory configured to store login state information, a camera configured to capture an image, and a processor configured to determine, based at least in part on the image data, a location of a central object associated with the user, to determine, based at least in part on the image data, a location of a satellite object associated with the central object, to determine, based at least in part on the location of the central object and the location of the satellite objection, an angle, and to modify, based at least in part on the angle, the login state information to indicate that the user has logged in." The patent application was filed on Oct. 7, 2009 (12/575,417). 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=8,305,188.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,188&RS=PN/8,305,188 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Swedish Orphan Biovitrum Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Stockholm, Sweden, has been assigned a patent (8,304,387) developed by four co-inventors for a "therapeutic formulations of keratinocyte growth factor." The co-inventors are Michael J. Treuheit, Newbury Park, Calif., Vasumathi Dharmavaram, Encino, Calif., Judith Purtell, Calabasas, Calif., and Suzanne E. Roy, Agoura, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides long-term stable formulations of lyophilized keratinocyte growth factor and methods for making a lyophilized composition comprising keratinocyte growth factor." The patent application was filed on Dec. 12, 2005 (11/302,033). 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=8,304,387.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,387&RS=PN/8,304,387 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for High Thermal Conductivity, High Yield Strength Metal Composite and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Joseph R. Demers, Glendale, Calif., has developed a patent (8,304,090) for a "high thermal conductivity, high yield strength metal composite and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes a composite structure of materials that are formed together in a way which gives the composite structure improved yield strength and thermal conduction capabilities." The patent application was filed on May 3, 2011 (13/100,242). 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=8,304,090.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,090&RS=PN/8,304,090 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Methods and Systems for Protecting Credit Card Account Information ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- U. P. Peter Eng, Palo Alto, Calif., has developed a patent (8,302,858) for "methods and systems for protecting credit card account information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides systems and methods for protecting information related to credit card accounts and other kinds of information displayed on personal and identification cards. In some embodiments, the invention further provides a credit card with a card portion displaying a first part of an account number and an electronically readable region. The credit card may also include a sleeve portion that holds the card portion and that may display a second part of an account number. The sleeve portion may have a window through which the first part of the account number is visible, so that the first and second parts of the account number provide a complete valid account number." The patent application was filed on March 24, 2010 (12/731,126). 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=83,02,858.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,858&RS=PN/83,02,858 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Money Management Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Nicholas Anthony Lindsay Brown, Petaluma, Calif., has developed a patent (8,302,852) for a money management network.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A money management system allowing customers to purchase goods or services from a vendor and authorize transactions from their account in a financial institution without either the vendor or the money management system having access to the sensitive financial information of the customer. The customer's financial institution account identifier is connected to a vendor order identifier at the money management system at the request of the customer, allowing a purchase to take place." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2010 (12/777,269). 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=83,02,852.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,852&RS=PN/83,02,852 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Headway Technologies, SAE Magnetics (H.K.) Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Headway Technologies, Milpitas, Calif., and SAE Magnetics (H.K.), Hong Kong, have been assigned a patent (8,302,285) developed by five co-inventors for a "method of making a sensing unit." The co-inventors are Yoshitaka Sasaki, Santa Clara, Calif., Tatsushi Shimizu, Hong Kong, Takehiro Horinaka, Milpitas, Calif., Kazuo Ishizaki, Milpitas, Calif., and Shigeki Tanemura, Santa Clara, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a sensing unit according to the present invention, a spring portion having a support portion and a movable portion is conductive. A signal of a sensor portion provided on the movable portion of the spring portion is transmitted via the spring portion. Hence, the sensing unit according to the present invention has a simple constitution with a small number of components, and a wire does not necessarily have to be provided for each sensor portion. As a result, a reduction in manufacturing cost, simplification of the manufacturing process, and so on are achieved." The patent application was filed on March 4, 2010 (12/659,337). 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=83,02,285.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,285&RS=PN/83,02,285 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Dover Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- David Wayne Dover, Gilroy, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,302,552) developed by David W. Dover, for a "retractable caution flag for mounting on a vehicle." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus includes a housing unit having a hollow cylinder shape with a longitudinal slot and a short section of slot situated at a right angle to the longitudinal slot. A flagpole is inserted into the housing unit for movement within the housing unit, where the flagpole is completely contained within the housing unit at a first position. A lower guide is joined to the flagpole for guiding movement of the flagpole. A caution flag is joined to the flagpole proximate a flagpole end. At least one bracket assembly joins the apparatus to a vehicle. A compressible spring is disposed within the housing unit for driving the flagpole in a first direction to a second position to display the flag. A trigger lever extends through the longitudinal slot where a placement of the trigger lever in the short section of slot prevents the compressible spring from moving the flagpole." The patent application was filed on Feb. 23, 2010 (12/711,231). 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=83,02,552.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,552&RS=PN/83,02,552 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventors Develop Patent for Multi-sport Athletic Training Apparatus and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Daniel V. Gutierrez, San Pedro, Calif., Roni R. Gutierrez, San Pedro, Calif., and Stephen L. Gutierrez, San Clemente, Calif., have developed a patent (8,303,473) for a "multi-sport athletic training apparatus and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An athletic training apparatus to assist a coach training muscle coordination of a player. An adjustable, delayed resistance, burst release, extension coil operatively couples to a first cable harness and a second cable harness. The first cable harness detachably couples to a coach and feedbacks real-time physical movements of the coach to the player. The second cable harness detachably couples to a training muscle group of the player. The training muscle group receives feedback from the real-time physical movements of the coach including a first resistance level during one portion of the exercise routine and a second resistance level during a second portion of an exercise routine. During an exercise routine, movements of the player are substantially unaffected and unstrained by the athletic training apparatus." The patent application was filed on Aug. 17, 2010 (12/857,558). 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=83,03,473.PN.&OS=PN/83,03,473&RS=PN/83,03,473 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Stereoscopic Kaleidoscope and 3D Viewer ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Michael Kory, Malibu, Calif., has developed a patent (8,303,123) for a "stereoscopic kaleidoscope and 3D viewer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A stereoscopic 3D viewer used in conjunction with a portable computing device displaying a pair of stereoscopically complementary images. In an improved stereoscopic 3D viewer, the pair of stereoscopically complementary images enter the and right eyes of the user along substantially parallel paths, to eliminate or substantially reduce the need for the user to cross his or her eyes and to improve focus and sharpness of the images. In additional embodiments of the improved stereoscopic 3D viewer, baffles are provided to block the extraneous direct view of the pair of stereoscopically complementary images." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2011 (13/173,988). 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=83,03,123.PN.&OS=PN/83,03,123&RS=PN/83,03,123 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Vitalitec International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Vitalitec International, Plymouth, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,303,611) developed by David J. Danitz, Cupertino, Calif., David E. Hegeman, San Francisco, and Adam C. Gold, San Francisco, for a "shaft for use with clamp device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A shaft for use with a clamp device, includes a cable which extends through a bore of the shaft; and a plurality of alternating first beads and second beads defining the shaft, each of the first and second beads having an inner opening defining the bore of the shaft, and having a surface, wherein each of the second beads has a larger inner diameter of the inner opening than each of the first beads, each of the second beads is supported on the surface of two adjacent first beads at a line of contact, and the surface of each of the second beads has a convex shape at the line of contact, wherein the first beads and the second beads have a three-dimensional convex torus configuration." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2010 (12/892,692). 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=8,303,611&OS=8,303,611&RS=8,303,611 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Tyco Healthcare Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Tyco Healthcare Group, Mansfield, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,303,641) developed by Aaron Lee Berez, Menlo Park, Calif., and Quang Quoc Tran, Redwood City, Calif., for "procedures for vascular occlusion." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of reducing blood flow within an aneurysm includes: injecting a contrast agent into a blood vessel including an aneurysm; deploying an occlusion device across the aneurysm; producing an image of the aneurysm including the contrast agent; and withdrawing the delivery device from the vessel after observing that the aneurysm has been obstructed by a desired amount. The image may be two-dimensional or three-dimensional. Observing that the aneurysm has been obstructed may include determining a degree of obstruction, for example by comparing an area or volume of the contrast agent in a first image and a second image. The desired amount may be a certain degree of obstruction, identification of a shape indicative of stasis such as a flat surface, an approximate hemisphere, a mushroom, or a crescent. If the occlusion device does not achieve the desired amount, a second occluding device may be deployed." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2010 (12/751,997). 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=8,303,641&OS=8,303,641&RS=8,303,641 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Cell Phone Stand ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Randall Moya Jr., Long Beach, Calif., has developed a patent (8,303,126) for an cell phone stand.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is a cell phone stand to secure a cell phone or a camera with video recording capability that includes a plurality of support legs with a plurality of front support legs, a plurality of side support legs and a plurality of back support legs, a cell phone base plate or a camera base plate with a raised perimeter to secure the cell phone or camera that is supported by the support legs. There is also a plurality of rotator cuffs disposed around the base plate to rotate the front support legs and the back support legs under the base plate, a built-in light and one or more batteries housed in a battery casing to provide electric power to the built-in light." The patent application was filed on April 10, 2011 (13/083,577). 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=83,03,126.PN.&OS=PN/83,03,126&RS=PN/83,03,126 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Assigned Patent for Bioabsorbable Plug ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,303,624) developed by Aaron M. Fortson, Fremont, Calif., for a bioabsorbable plug.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one example implementation, a device for closing an opening in tissue includes a proximal end and a distal end. The device further includes a port that extends from the proximal end of the device towards the distal end of the device. In addition to extending from the proximal end of the device towards the distal end of the device, the port includes a restriction zone and a storage region. The device further includes a blocking element that is configured to move between a neutral position, located in the storage region of the port, and a blocking position, located in the restriction zone of the port. When the blocking element is in the blocking position, the blocking element cooperates with the restriction zone in the port to assist in blocking fluid flow through the port." The patent application was filed on March 15, 2010 (12/724,304). 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=8,303,624&OS=8,303,624&RS=8,303,624 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Wham-O Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Wham-O, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,302,585) developed by David FitzGerald, Hayward, Calif., for a "snowball forming and launching device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A combined snowball forming and launching device is described. The device includes a portion for gathering snow, a mechanism for compacting the snow, and a handle to swing the scoop and launch a snowball. In one embodiment the compacting mechanism is a press at one end of an elongated portion. In another embodiment, the elongated portion is a curved channel that may be used for gathering and launching a snowball. A method for forming and launching snowballs is also described." The patent application was filed on Feb. 2, 2010 (12/698,818). 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=83,02,585.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,585&RS=PN/83,02,585 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Toshiba, Tokyo, and Toshiba Medical Systems, Otawara-shi, Japan, have been assigned a patent (8,303,507) developed by Tatsuro Baba, Otawara, Japan, Hiroyuki Tsujino, Irvine, Calif., and Kazuya Akaki, Nasushiobara, Japan, for an "ultrasonic doppler diagnostic apparatus and measuring method of diagnostic parameter." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A Doppler signal detecting unit 42 and spectrum calculating unit 44 measure a Doppler spectrum from a reception signal obtained by ultrasonic wave transmission/reception with respect to a diagnosis region of an object to be examined. A local maximum/minimum detecting unit 62 detects a plurality of local maximum/minimum pairs with respect to a trace waveform generated by a trace waveform generating unit 61 on the basis of the Doppler spectrum. A feature amount selecting unit 64 selects a desired waveform from a plurality of local maximum/minimum pairs in a predetermined cardiac cycle set by a cardiac cycle setting unit 63 by using heartbeat information from a living body measuring unit 9 on the basis of a preset selection criterion. A diagnostic parameter is measured on the basis of the position information or amplitude information of the selected waveform." The patent application was filed on Sept. 7, 2005 (11/219,753). 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=83,03,507.PN.&OS=PN/83,03,507&RS=PN/83,03,507 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Adjustable Bracket Assembly ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Andrew H. McGrath, Concord, Calif., has developed a patent (8,302,919) for an adjustable bracket assembly.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A bracket assembly for adjustably and releasably affixing bracket elements to an elongated support member includes a cylindrical base, a cylindrical core, and a cylindrical cap having an orthogonal arm. The bracket assembly provides adjustable bracket positioning along the elongated support member and 360 degrees about the elongated support member diameter. The orthogonal arm provides additional 360 degree adjustable positioning for any element attached to the arm outward end. Abutting bracket assemblies on an elongated support member provide a range of orthogonal arm positions 180 degrees or less, one to the other." The patent application was filed on Feb. 3, 2010 (12/699,602). 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=83,02,919.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,919&RS=PN/83,02,919 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for LED Light with Special Effects ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Tseng-Lu Chien, Walnut, Calif., has developed a patent (8,303,158) for an "LED light with special effects." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An LED light device with special effects utilizes persistence of vision theory to cause an LED(s) or LED array to change faster than the human eye response time of 1/16 to 1/24 second to display a special message, time, drawing, light patterns, or color changes. In addition, the light device may be provided with a sealed-unit arranged to receive a variety of eye-catching shades." The patent application was filed on Feb. 23, 2010 (12/710,561). 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& For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://targetednews.com.

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