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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Michigan (Nov. 16)

[November 16, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Michigan (Nov. 16)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Michigan.

*** Chrysler Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Chrysler Group, Auburn Hills, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,311,722) developed by Mengyang Zhang, Troy, Mich., and Jayanthi Iyengar, Flushing, Mich., for a "driver-based control system and method to improve fuel economy." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The technology described herein provides an active driver control system. Additionally, in various example embodiments, this technology provides methods for optimizing fuel economy (or energy consumption) through active compensation of driver controlled inputs. The active compensation functionality is used to moderate `sweet spot` vehicle response with driver desired performance. In particular, the active compensation functionality can be used to smooth the vehicle response and attenuate undesired frequency content from the driver input. One of the benefits to this technology is that it assists all drivers in achieving better fuel economy in real world driving. Another benefit is that active compensation of driver controlled inputs can mitigate some of the negative effects of more aggressive driving styles. In addition to active compensation functionality, the technology described herein is also capable of generating a Green Driver Index which is derived by quantifying the driver's control ability and normalizing the result against desired fuel economy and performance targets." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2009 (12/641,988). 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=8,311,722&OS=8,311,722&RS=8,311,722 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.



*** Ford Global Technologies Assigned Patent for Integrated Vehicle Control System Using Dynamically Determined Vehicle Conditions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Ford Global Technologies, Dearborn, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,311,706) developed by Jianbo Lu, Livonia, Mich., and Jeffrey Rupp, Ann Arbor, Mich., for "integrated vehicle control system using dynamically determined vehicle conditions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A vehicle includes a control system that is used to control a vehicle system. The control system determines a roll condition in response to a yaw rate sensor and a pitch rate sensor without having to use a roll rate sensor. A relative roll angle, relative pitch angle, global roll angle, and global pitch angle may also be determined. A safety system may be controlled in response to the roll condition, roll angle, or the pitch angles individually or in combination." The patent application was filed on Aug. 6, 2009 (12/536,517). 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=8,311,706&OS=8,311,706&RS=8,311,706 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** GE Aviation Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- GE Aviation Systems, Grand Rapids, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,311,687) developed by Michael John Bakker, Grand Rapids, Mich., for a "method and system for vertical navigation using time-of-arrival control." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and systems for controlling an aircraft during descent are provided. The control system includes an input device configured to receive a speed margin for the vehicle and a processor communicatively coupled to the input device wherein the processor is programmed to automatically determine a flight path of the vehicle that is shallower than an idle flight path for the vehicle and generate a flight control surface control signal configured to maintain the determined flight path using the received speed margin. The control system further includes an output device communicatively coupled to the processor. The output device is configured to transmit the flight control surface control signal to a flight control system of the vehicle." The patent application was filed on July 30, 2010 (12/847,835). 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=8,311,687&OS=8,311,687&RS=8,311,687 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Ford Global Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Ford Global Technologies, Dearborn, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,311,708) developed by James Michael Kerns, Trenton, Mich., for an "adjustable grill shutter system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An adjustable grill shutter system is provided. In one embodiment, adjustment of the grill shutter system can be provided by a method of adjusting a grill shutter system for a vehicle, the method comprising adjusting opening of one or more grill shutters located at a front end opening of the vehicle in response to a non-driven vehicle condition." The patent application was filed on Feb. 16, 2010 (12/706,395). 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=8,311,708&OS=8,311,708&RS=8,311,708 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Visteon Global Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Visteon Global Technologies, Van Buren Township, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,310,350) developed by Douglas Allen Pfau, Canton, Mich., and David Michael Whitton, Saline, Mich., for a "mounting apparatus for a haptic surface." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A haptic system including a compliant member which limits the direction of motion of an interface surface providing haptic feedback to motion along a single axis. The compliant member allows for easy assembly, reduced ports, lighter weight and improved longevity and performance. The compliant member typically has a longitudinal extent that is greater than its lateral extent and height, and its height is greater than its lateral extent." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2009 (12/569,110). 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=8,310,350&OS=8,310,350&RS=8,310,350 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Versus Technology, Fleetwood Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Versus Technology, Traverse, Mich., and Fleetwood Group, Holland, Mich., have been assigned a patent (8,310,364) developed by four co-inventors for a "real-time method and system for determining and validating location of a relocated mobile object or person in a tracking environment." The co-inventors are Harry G. Derks, Holland, Mich., William S. Buehler, Zeeland, Mich., Michael B. Hall, Holland, Mich., and Ann Elizabeth Hall legal representative, Holland, Mich.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A real-time method and system of determining and validating location of a relocated mobile object or person in a tracking environment in which a plurality of sensors are located are provided. The method includes modulating a first carrier signal with a first packet including a first set of data to obtain a modulated first signal. The first signal contains the first packet and has a first precision and a first range within the environment. A modulated second signal is received from at least one of the sensors including the nearest sensor. The second signal contains a second packet including a second set of data and has a second precision and a second range within the environment. The method further includes determining and validating current location of the relocated tag within the environment based on a plurality of second packets." The patent application was filed on July 28, 2010 (12/845,219). 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=8,310,364&OS=8,310,364&RS=8,310,364 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Ford Global Technologies Assigned Patent for Wireless Brake Electronic Wear Sensors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Ford Global Technologies, Dearborn, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,310,356) developed by Charles K. Evans, Willis, Wis., and Paul Castrilli, Dearborn, Mich., for a "wireless brake electronic wear sensors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Devices and methods for sensing wear of a component are described. A wear-sensing device has a wear component and a wireless sensor disposed within the wear component. The sensor generates a signal, detectable by a detector, for confirming the presence of the sensor. Further, the claimed invention includes a positioner for precisely positioning the sensor within the wear component. Also, an authentication module is present for authenticating the sensor." The patent application was filed on Dec. 5, 2009 (12/631,818). 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=8,310,356&OS=8,310,356&RS=8,310,356 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Visteon Global Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Visteon Global Technologies, Van Buren Township, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,310,349) developed by Douglas Allen Pfau, Canton, Mich., and David Michael Whitton, Saline, Mich., for "haptic surface with mechanical buttons." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A haptic system including a plurality of mechanical buttons driven by a single haptic feedback driver. The mechanical buttons are integrated within the haptic surface and are configured to move with the haptic interface relative to said base. The haptic surface may include a touch screen interface." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2009 (12/569,086). 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=8,310,349&OS=8,310,349&RS=8,310,349 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Motors Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- General Motors, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,312,104) developed by Kannan Ramamurthy, Novi, Mich., for an "interactive information dissemination and retrieval system and method for generating action items." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An interactive information dissemination and retrieval system is disclosed herein. The system includes a website configured to host a blog and to receive at least one blog post. An information retrieval reporting system is configured to i) extract a first set of tags from the blog and a second set of tags from the at least one blog post and ii) recognize a semantic relationship between the first and second sets of tags. At least one analyzer is included in the system and is configured to analyze the semantic relationship and generate at least one action item based on the semantic relationship. Method(s) for generating action item(s) are also disclosed herein." The patent application was filed on July 1, 2008 (12/166,310). 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=8,312,104&OS=8,312,104&RS=8,312,104 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Harman International Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Harman International Industries, Northridge, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,312,061) developed by Jeffrey A. Millington, Rochester Hills, Mich., David Gersabeck, Commerce Township, Mich., and Jeffrey Janus, Waterford, Mich., for a "system for broadcast information database." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A database system includes a processor configured to receive broadcasts according to a plurality of broadcast formats. The processor determines broadcast information associated with each received broadcast. The processor stores a database entry for each received broadcast within a database stored in the memory. Each database entry is indicative of the broadcast information associated the received broadcast. The processor continuously populates the database with broadcast information associated with received broadcasts. The database is user-accessible, allowing database entries to be viewed and altered. Ratings for various broadcast information are user-provided allowing preferred broadcast content to be user-designated based on the broadcast information. The ratings are used to notify a user of preferred broadcast content being broadcast according to at least one of the broadcast formats allowing the user to select receipt of the preferred broadcast content while available." The patent application was filed on Feb. 10, 2009 (12/368,802). 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=8,312,061&OS=8,312,061&RS=8,312,061 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Michigan State University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,311,069) developed by Marcos Dantus, Okemos, Mich., Vadim V. Lozovoy, Holt, Mich., and Bingwei Wu, East Lansing, Mich., for a "direct ultrashort laser system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A direct ultrashort laser system is provided. In another aspect of the present invention, a method of measuring laser pulse phase distortions is performed without requiring an adaptive pulse shaper or interferometry. In yet another aspect of the present invention, a system, a method of operating, a control system, and a set of programmable computer software instructions perform Multiphoton Intrapulse Interference Phase Scan processes, calculations, characterization and/or correction without requiring an adaptive pulse shaper." The patent application was filed on Dec. 19, 2008 (12/809,481). 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=83,11,069.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,069&RS=PN/83,11,069 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** IdeaPaint Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- IdeaPaint, Ashland, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,309,653) developed by John Goscha, Boston, and Martin Douglas Donbrosky Jr., Lambertville, Mich., for "ambient cure water-based coatings for writable-erasable surfaces." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Water-based coatings having writable-erasable surfaces are provided. The coatings have many desirable attributes. For example, the coatings cure under ambient conditions, have low or no VOC emissions during and upon curing, and have reduced tendency to form ghost images, even after prolonged normal use." The patent application was filed on Jan. 9, 2009 (12/351,521). 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=83,09,653.PN.&OS=PN/83,09,653&RS=PN/83,09,653 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Rohm and Haas Assigned Patent for Microbiocidal Coatings ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Rohm and Haas, Philadelphia, has been assigned a patent (8,309,626) developed by seven co-inventors for microbiocidal coatings. The co-inventors are Henry Huan Chen, Shanghai, China, Jennifer Reichl Collin, Devon, Pa., Lynn Carol Munz, Harleysville, Pa., Christopher John Tucker, Midland, Mich., Janet Nadya Younathan, Lansdale, Pa., Yonnie Dong Yun, Shanghai, China, and Fanwen Zeng, Belle Mead, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There is provided a coating composition comprising (a) one or more microbicide, (b) one or more soluble polymer comprising acrylamide as polymerized units, wherein said polymer has is non-anionic, and (c) solvent, wherein said polymer is dissolved in said solvent. Also provided is a method of coating a substrate with such a coating, and also provided is the resulting coated substrate." The patent application was filed on July 11, 2011 (13/179,639). 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=83,09,626.PN.&OS=PN/83,09,626&RS=PN/83,09,626 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Dow Global Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Dow Global Technologies, Midland, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,309,634) developed by Douglas E. Beyer, Midland, Mich., and Valerie Renard, Vendenheim, France, for "polyvinylidene chloride compositions and their use in monofilament structures." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention includes a monofilament obtainable by extruding a composition comprising: (a) at least one vinylidene chloride polymer/methyl acrylate interpolymer having at most about 6 weight percent methyl acrylate mer units in the polymer; and (b) at least about three weight percent total plasticizer, of which about 0.5 weight percent based on total composition weight is an epoxy plasticizer or combination thereof through a die such that monofilament is formed. Optionally, and preferably in extruders wherein the composition of (a) and (b) exhibits less uniformity in extrusion than is desired, at least one methacrylic polymer is also added. The invention also includes a process of extruding a composition of at least (a) and (b) to form a monofilament." The patent application was filed on Aug. 6, 2009 (13/059,461). 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=83,09,634.PN.&OS=PN/83,09,634&RS=PN/83,09,634 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** GM Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- GM Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,309,644) developed by Xiaosong Huang, Novi, Mich., for "methods of treating carbon fibers, fiber-reinforced resins, and methods of making the fiber-reinforced resins." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of treating carbon fibers includes introducing a functional group to a carbon fiber surface, and reacting the functional group with a silane to incorporate a silanol moiety to the carbon fiber surface. The functional group is chosen from amine groups, carboxyl groups, hydroxyl groups, and/or carbonyl groups. Also disclosed herein are a fiber-reinforced resin and a method of making the same." The patent application was filed on Aug. 29, 2011 (13/220,506). 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=83,09,644.PN.&OS=PN/83,09,644&RS=PN/83,09,644 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** UOP, University of Michigan Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- UOP, Des Plaines, Ill., and The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., have been assigned a patent (8,309,661) developed by five co-inventors for block coordination copolymers. The co-inventors are Kyoung Moo Koh, Ann Arbor, Mich., Antek G. Wong-Foy, Ann Arbor, Mich., Adam J. Matzger, Ann Arbor, Mich., Annabelle I. Benin, Schaumburg, Ill., and Richard R. Willis, Des Plaines, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides compositions of crystalline coordination copolymers wherein multiple organic molecules are assembled to produce porous framework materials with layered or core-shell structures. These materials are synthesized by sequential growth techniques such as the seed growth technique. In addition, the invention provides a simple procedure for controlling functionality." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2009 (12/478,042). 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=83,09,661.PN.&OS=PN/83,09,661&RS=PN/83,09,661 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** University of Michigan Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,310,150) developed by Stephen R. Forrest, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Noel Giebink, Ann Arbor, Mich., for a "light emitting device with high outcoupling." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Organic light emitting devices having a low-index electrode and a substrate with a surface treatment are provided. The combination of a relatively low-index electrode and a surface-treated substrate may eliminate guided modes and increase the light outcoupled by the device. It has been found that the combination surprisingly provides up to 1.5 times more outcoupled light than would be expected based on the performance of similar devices having higher-index electrodes." The patent application was filed on Feb. 4, 2009 (12/365,349). 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=8,310,150.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,150&RS=PN/8,310,150 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Personal Estate Manager Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Personal Estate Manager, Mount Clemens, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,311,951) developed by Stephen E. Wood, Sterling Heights, Mich., for a "computer-implemented personal information manager method and system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer system for managing personal information. The computer system includes a dedicated computer configured to receive and store personal information transmitted by a user computer to monitor the use of the dedicated computer by a monitored individual to obtain an activity or inactivity status, and to automatically and electronically transmit an inactivity notification to the monitored individual based on the occurrence of an inactivity status to obtain a response to the inactivity notification. The computer system also includes a mortality tracking computer configured to receive mortality information based on a mortality database having one or more records and to search the mortality database records for a unique identifier of the monitored individual to obtain a mortality search result based on a lack of response to the inactivity notification." The patent application was filed on Nov. 29, 2010 (12/955,286). 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=83,11,951.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,951&RS=PN/83,11,951 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** GM Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- GM Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,310,272) developed by Mark Quarto, Sterling Heights, Mich., for a "method and system for testing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various methods and systems for testing electric automotive drive systems are provided. The methods may be implemented with components with components that are used during normal operation of the automobile, such an inverter, an electric motor, and an electronic control system. One such method includes adjusting the frequency of a current pulsed input provided to an electric motor while monitoring the winding currents. Another method includes monitoring current flow during and after a direct current (DC) pulse is generated by switches within an inverter. A further method includes monitoring current flow while a deactivation signal is provided to the switches and during individual activation of the switches." The patent application was filed on July 29, 2009 (12/511,825). 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=83,10,272.PN.&OS=PN/83,10,272&RS=PN/83,10,272 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Esperion Therapeutics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Esperion Therapeutics, Plymouth, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,309,604) developed by Jean-Louis Henri Dasseux, Brighton, Mich., and Carmen Daniela Oniciu, Ann Arbor, Mich., for "cycloalkyl-hydroxyl compounds and compositions for cholesterol management and related uses." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to novel cycloalkyl-hydroxyl compounds, compositions comprising hydroxyl compounds, and methods useful for treating and preventing a variety of diseases and conditions such as, but not limited to aging, Alzheimer's Disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetic nephropathy, diabetic retinopathy, a disorder of glucose metabolism, dyslipidemia, dyslipoproteinemia, hypertension, impotence, inflammation, insulin resistance, lipid elimination in bile, obesity, oxysterol elimination in bile, pancreatitis, Parkinson's disease, a peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-associated disorder, phospholipid elimination in bile, renal disease, septicemia, Syndrome X, thrombotic disorder. Compounds and methods of the invention can also be used to modulate C reactive protein or enhance bile production in a patient. In certain embodiments, the compounds, compositions, and methods of the invention are useful in combination therapy with other therapeutics, such as hypocholesterolemic and hypoglycemic agents." The patent application was filed on March 8, 2012 (13/414,855). 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=83,09,604.PN.&OS=PN/83,09,604&RS=PN/83,09,604 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Silicon Carrier Space Transformer and Temporary Chip Attach Burn-in Vehicle for High Density Connections ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,310,259) developed by four co-inventors for a "silicon carrier space transformer and temporary chip attach burn-in vehicle for high density connections." The co-inventors are Harvey Hamel, Cedarville, Mich., John Ulrich Knickerbocker, Monroe, N.Y., Samuel McKnight, New Paltz, N.Y., and Chirag S. Patel, Peekskill, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A silicon carrier space transformer assembly includes one or more silicon structures, which provide space transformer scaling to permit interconnection for fine pitch input/output interconnections with a semiconductor die or wafer, and fine pitch test probe tips connected to the one or more silicon structures." The patent application was filed on Feb. 1, 2008 (12/024,655). 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=83,10,259.PN.&OS=PN/83,10,259&RS=PN/83,10,259 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** SPX Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- SPX, Charlotte, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,310,271) developed by Kurt Raichle, Owatonna, Minn., Scott Krampitz, Blooming Prairie, Minn., and Weixing Xia, Portage, Mich., for a "starter zero current test apparatus and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An alternator and starter tester system having a starter current zero test. The current is measured before and after a solenoid of a starter motor is energized and deenergized to determine if the starter motor should be failed. This allows the operator to quickly determine if the starter motor is stuck on during normal starter motor testing." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2009 (12/463,799). 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=83,10,271.PN.&OS=PN/83,10,271&RS=PN/83,10,271 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** GM Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent for Inductive Chargers and Inductive Charging Systems for Portable Electronic Devices ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- GM Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,310,200) developed by Michael F. Matouka, Shelby Township, Mich., and Shawn L. Boozer, Clarkston, Mich., for an "inductive chargers and inductive charging systems for portable electronic devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus is provided for wirelessly charging a portable electronic device. An embodiment of the apparatus includes an inductive charger with a housing having an internal compartment, wherein the internal compartment has a first lateral dimension, and a primary coil disposed within the internal compartment. The primary coil has a second lateral dimension that is less than the first lateral dimension, and the primary coil is slidably engaged within the internal compartment." The patent application was filed on April 15, 2009 (12/424,398). 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=8,310,200.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,200&RS=PN/8,310,200 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Johnson Controls Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Johnson Controls Technology, Holland, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,311,490) developed by four co-inventors for "systems and methods for configuring and operating a wireless control system in a vehicle for activation of a remote device." The co-inventors are Todd R. Witkowski, Zeeland, Mich., Carl Shearer, Hudsonville, Mich., Steven L. Geerlings, Holland, Mich., and Thomas D. Klaver, Ada, Mich.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Control systems for mounting in a vehicle and for transmitting a signal to a receiver associated with a device for opening or closing a movable barrier when the receiver receives an authorized signal are provided." The patent application was filed on Dec. 24, 2008 (12/344,082). 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=8,311,490.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,490&RS=PN/8,311,490 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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