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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (Nov. 13)

[November 13, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (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 Illinois.

*** Toshiba Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Toshiba, Tokyo, and Toshiba Medical Systems, Otawara-shi, Japan, have been assigned a patent (8,304,738) developed by Daniel Gagnon, Twinsburg, Ohio, and Kent Burr, Buffalo Grove, Ill., for a "pet detector scintillation light guiding system having fiber-optics plates." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A positron emission tomography scanner system that includes detector modules arranged adjacent to one another to form a cylindrical detector ring. Each of the detector modules includes an array of scintillation crystal elements, a plurality of photosensors arranged to cover the array of crystal elements and configured to receive light emitted from the array of crystal elements, and a fiber optics plate arranged between the array of scintillation crystal elements and the plurality of photosensors, the fiber optics plate including a plurality of fibers configured to guide the light emitted from the scintillation crystal to the plurality of photosensors." The patent application was filed on Oct. 19, 2010 (12/907,124). 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=8,304,738.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,738&RS=PN/8,304,738 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.



*** ZIH Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- ZIH, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda, has been assigned a patent (8,305,198) developed by Daniel F. Donato, Johnsburg, Ill., for an "adaptive control for improved RFID transponder read and write performance." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "System, methods and computer program product are provided for an adaptive control for adjusting the electromagnetic interrogation signal of an RFID transceiver where said signal is used to read and/or write to an RFID transponder, or to adjust the gain of the RFID transceiver, or adjust both the gain and the signal strength. The system includes a RFID transceiver having at least a transmitter portion and a receiver portion and capable of generating electromagnetic signals, a signal-to-noise ratio module, and an adaptive control module that adjusts the power of the electromagnetic signal of the transmitter portion or the gain of the receiver portion according to the signal-to-noise ratio of a first electromagnetic signal. In one embodiment the system may be employed in printer-encoder devices for reading or encoding RFID transponders during a printing process." The patent application was filed on March 15, 2011 (13/048,755). 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=8,305,198.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,198&RS=PN/8,305,198 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Robert Bosch Assigned Patent for Laminate Flooring Saw ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Robert Bosch, Stuttgart, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,302,518) developed by Matthew M. Rybka, Hoffman Estates, Ill., and Christopher Heflin, Oak Park, Ill., for a laminate flooring saw.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A laminate flooring saw system which can be used for both rip cuts and miter cuts in one embodiment includes a base, a support arm extending above the base, a saw movable along the support arm, and a first power switch, a second power switch, and a third power switch, the first power switch and the second power switch configured such that in a first switch configuration, the saw is energized independent of the position of the third power switch and configured such that in a second switch configuration the saw is energized dependent on the position of the third power switch." The patent application was filed on Jan. 15, 2010 (12/688,093). 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=83,02,518.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,518&RS=PN/83,02,518 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** 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.

*** Illinois Inventor Develops Patent for Golf Putting Practice Aid Assembly ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- John C. High, Rockford, Ill., has developed a patent (8,303,427) for a "golf putting practice aid assembly." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A golf putting practice aid assembly for indicating a club face direction of a putter includes a golf putter that has a front club face and a rear club face. A holding member that has a front side, a back side, a top side, a bottom side and a pair of lateral sides each extending from the top side to the bottom side. The front side has a primary laser aperture extending therethrough. The back side has a secondary laser aperture extending therethrough. A mounting member is attached to the rear face. The mounting member is attached to the bottom side adjacent to the front side. The mounting member is used to elevate the holding member above the club face. A laser light emitter is removably inserted into the secondary laser aperture. The laser light emitter is emitting laser light directed forwardly out of the primary laser aperture." The patent application was filed on Sept. 8, 2011 (13/228,096). 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=83,03,427.PN.&OS=PN/83,03,427&RS=PN/83,03,427 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Allied Precision Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Allied Precision Industries, Elburn, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,302,562) developed by Thomas K. Reusche, Elburn, Ill., and Philip E. Chumbley, Aurora, Ill., for a "pet bed cooling system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A pet bed is configured to transfer heat from a pet to a support structure. The pet bed may include at least one pad defining an internal chamber, and a batting secured within the at least one pad. The batting allows water within the internal chamber to easily flow therethrough so that heat is transferred away from the pet through convection and conduction." The patent application was filed on Sept. 18, 2008 (12/233,291). 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=83,02,562.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,562&RS=PN/83,02,562 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Illinois Inventor Develops Patent for Drink Vessel Holder ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- James M. Gibbar, O'Fallon, Ill., has developed a patent (8,302,806) for a drink vessel holder.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A drink vessel holder holds a drink vessel on a target surface such as a plate of food allowing the user to hold both the plate and the drink vessel held thereon with the same hand in order to allow the other hand to be used for enjoyment of the products being held. The drink vessel holder has a flexible body member with an upper portion with a first top surface and a first bottom surface and a lower portion with a second top surface and a second bottom surface with an adhesive material disposed on the first bottom surface of the upper portion." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2002 (10/252,181). 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=83,02,806.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,806&RS=PN/83,02,806 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Czech, Illinois Inventors Develop Patent for Online Purchasing System Supporting Sellers with Affordability Screening ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- James D. Bennett, Hroznetin, Czech, and Christopher C. Winslade, Chicago, have developed a patent (8,306,898) for "online purchasing system supporting sellers with affordability screening." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of comparing financing options to facilitate the purchase and finance of products offered for sale. The method may include receiving information regarding the product being offered for sale, along with personal or credit information relating to the potential buyer, to identify a plurality of financing options that may be used to finance the purchase of the product. These financing options may then be delivered for display to the buyer." The patent application was filed on May 15, 2012 (13/472,111). 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=8,306,898&OS=8,306,898&RS=8,306,898 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** IMI Intelligent Medical Implants Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- IMI Intelligent Medical Implants, Zug, Switzerland, has been assigned a patent (8,306,626) developed by Alan Y. Chow, Wheaton, Ill., and Vincent Y. Chow, Hanover Park, Ill., for "artificial retina device with stimulating and ground return electrodes disposed on opposite sides of the neuroretina and method of attachment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An artificial retina device to electrically stimulate a neuroretina of an eye to produce artificial vision, the artificial retina device comprising: an electrical source; at least one stimulating electrode connected with the electrical source; and at least one ground return electrode connected with the electrical source, wherein the stimulating electrode and ground return electrode are configured to be disposed within the eye on opposite sides of the neuroretina." The patent application was filed on June 3, 2011 (13/153,062). 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=8,306,626&OS=8,306,626&RS=8,306,626 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Research In Motion Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Research In Motion, Waterloo, Canada, has been assigned a patent (8,307,095) developed by four co-inventors for a "firmware upgrade system and method in a device management architecture." The co-inventors are David Richard Clark, Kitchener, Canada, Vinaykumar Acharya, Hanover Park, Ill., Thomas Parry, Waterloo, Canada, and Jason Lee Carter, Sunrise, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, a device firmware upgrade scheme is disclosed for upgrading a device image of a mobile communications device. A device management session is established between the mobile communications device and a first server using a first protocol. Upon obtaining identity information of a second server operable to compute or otherwise determine a customized upgrade process, a device inventory is transmitted to the second server using a second protocol. Upon receiving the customized upgrade process, the mobile communications device downloads one or more upgrade files from one or more resources. Thereafter, the mobile communications device is operable to provide a status indication to the first server using the first protocol." The patent application was filed on June 21, 2010 (12/819,987). 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=8,307,095&OS=8,307,095&RS=8,307,095 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Illinois Inventor Develops Patent for Sonar Navigation System and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Louis DePasqua, Round Lake Beach, Ill., has developed a patent (8,305,844) for a "sonar navigation system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for pre-determining an underwater objects GPS position using a forward scan sonar unit linked to a boat trolling motor, magnetic compass and GPS receiver. This system determines the underwater objects GPS position using the objects distance, compass heading and a GPS receiver/sonar on a boat. This system will provide real time longitude and latitude positions of underwater objects seen with sonar at a distance from a boat, and will allow for precise autopilot navigation or fixed position fishing. The system can also be used to correct for GPS errors when using previously stored waypoints positions of an object. The computer determines an objects underwater GPS position using a forward scan sonar transducer and compass mounted on a 360 degree movable mechanism such as a trolling motor unit, and formulates the objects position based on the distance and heading of the object in relation to the boats current GPS position." The patent application was filed on Aug. 7, 2009 (12/537,887). 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=8,305,844&OS=8,305,844&RS=8,305,844 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Illinois Inventor Develops Patent for Dynamic Communication and Method of Use ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Michael Gurin, Glenview, Ill., has developed a patent (8,306,005) for a "dynamic communication and method of use." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication system and method for enhancing the effectiveness of wireless and wired systems. The communication system comprising a combination of (A) a communication device with two separate transceivers and a unique access number (B) said transceivers with a short-range wireless or wired transceiver and long-range wireless transceiver, (C) a communication management system from the group of local communication management system for individual coordinated device connectivity, distributed communication management system for management of multiple communication devices, (D) said communication management system performing dynamic switching of communication transceivers and dynamic addressing of communication devices within the network of communication devices. Suitable wireless medium include wireless optical means, wireless power-line carrier means, wireless radio-frequency means, and wireless radar means. Suitable wired medium include serial, parallel, USB, Firewire, Ethernet, optical fiber, and RS-485 communication means. The communication management system ensures seamless and ubiquitous communication between wired and wireless devices. The communication system, when utilizing dynamic communication for wireless or wired roaming communications in-conjunction with dynamic switching and addressing, enhances the performance and effectiveness that are beneficial to most communication devices." The patent application was filed on May 24, 2011 (13/114,043). 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=8,306,005&OS=8,306,005&RS=8,306,005 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** ZIH Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- ZIH, Hamilton, Bermuda, has been assigned a patent (8,306,474) developed by Yevgeniy Borisov, Belmont, Calif., Karl Torchalski, Arlington Heights, Ill., and Daniel F. Donato, Johnsburg, Ill., for a multi-element RFID coupler.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An RFID communication system comprising a near field coupler that is capable of selectively communicating with a targeted transponder positioned among a group of multiple adjacent transponders. The coupler is configured to receive communication signals from a transceiver and transmit the signals to a targeted transponder in a transponder operating region. The coupler includes a number of radiating elements spaced apart and a switching element. The switching element selectively couples one or more of the radiating elements to the transceiver. The coupled elements transmit the signals into the transponder operating region by emanating a near field effect. The pattern of the near field effect may be adjusted by changing the combination of the coupled radiating elements." The patent application was filed on Nov. 18, 2011 (13/300,311). 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=8,306,474&OS=8,306,474&RS=8,306,474 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Accenture Global Services Assigned Patent for Labor Resource Decision Support System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Accenture Global Services, Dublin, Ireland, has been assigned a patent (8,306,839) developed by Derek P. Deich, Redmond, Wash., Geremy Heath, Chicago, and Michael W. McDaniel, Atlanta, for a "labor resource decision support system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A labor resource decision support system, in which labor resource data is maintained across multiple units within an organization using a standardized data record format. A demand measurement for a first type of labor resource having a unique combination of values for fields of the standardized data record format is determined based on input describing forecasted demand for the first type of labor resource within the organization and a supply measurement for the first type of labor resource is determined based on input describing forecasted supply for the first type of labor resource within the organization and the labor resource data. A gap measurement is calculated based on the determined demand measurement and the determined supply measurement and an output is provided based on the calculated gap measurement." The patent application was filed on Aug. 28, 2009 (12/550,138). 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=8,306,839&OS=8,306,839&RS=8,306,839 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Illinois Inventor Develops Patent for Efficient Handover of Media Communications in Heterogeneous IP Networks Using Handover Procedure Rules and Media Handover Relays ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- John A. Nix, Evanston, Ill., has developed a patent (8,305,980) for "efficient handover of media communications in heterogeneous IP networks using handover procedure rules and media handover relays." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems are provided for efficient handover of a media session between heterogeneous Internet Protocol (IP) networks. A mobile device with Internet access can operate a software program to communicate with a corresponding node. The corresponding node may access the Internet through a firewall which may include Network Address Translation (NAT)-routing functionality. The mobile device establishes a media session with a corresponding node via the transmission of a first media stream and receipt of a second media stream, and a media-control channel can optionally be implemented. The mobile device can acquire Internet access through a second IP address, and packets routed between the second IP address and the Internet may traverse a firewall. The mobile device can evaluate a set of network parameters at the second IP address from a stored Local Area Network (LAN) profile." The patent application was filed on Sept. 11, 2009 (12/557,627). 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=8,305,980&OS=8,305,980&RS=8,305,980 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Concurrent Registration of Voice and Data Subscribers ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,306,529) developed by Alok Sharma, Lisle, Ill., for a "method and apparatus for concurrent registration of voice and data subscribers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention provides an innovative way of providing voice and data registration of multimode (voice and data) handset subscribers at a common place. The unified subscriber data server provides a flexible mechanism to provide concurrent registration for voice and data on the same platform, to store the subscription data (for voice and data subscribers) at a common place, and to perform call-processing on the same box where the data is stored." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2006 (11/521,645). 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=8,306,529&OS=8,306,529&RS=8,306,529 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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