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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (Dec. 11)

[December 11, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (Dec. 11)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Illinois.

*** Robert Bosch Assigned Patent for Articulating Drill with Integrated Circuit Board and Method of Operation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- Robert Bosch, Stuttgart, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,322,456) developed by five co-inventors for an "articulating drill with integrated circuit board and method of operation." The co-inventors are David Pozgay, Evanston, Ill., Harald Krondorfer, Mundelein, Ill., John B. Freese, Evanston, Ill., John DeCicco, Des Plaines, Ill., and Stephen C. Oberheim, Des Plaines, Ill.



The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is an articulating hand power tool with a main housing having a longitudinal axis, a head portion rotatably engaged with the main housing for placement at a plurality of angles with respect to the longitudinal axis of the main housing, an integrated circuit board located within the main housing and at least one controller accessible from outside of the main housing for controlling the integrated circuit board." The patent application was filed on Nov. 3, 2006 (11/592,603). 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=83,22,456.PN.&OS=PN/83,22,456&RS=PN/83,22,456 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Illinois Inventors Develop Patent for Flow Force Reduction by Incremental Pressure Drop ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- John N. Tackes, Rockford, Ill., and Jesse O. Arias, Round Lake, Ill., have developed a patent (8,322,372) for a "flow force reduction by incremental pressure drop." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A fluid flow control device for improving, for example, valve operation by reducing "error forces" occurring due to fluid communication between ports of a valve having two or more ports. Incremental pressure drop passages bleed incrementally the flow of fluid between first a second ports as the valve spool is moving between the first and second positions to decrease the pressure differential generated force exerted on the spool whereby the energy required to be applied to the spool for moving the spool between the first and second positions is decreased." The patent application was filed on May 24, 2010 (12/786,319). 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=83,22,372.PN.&OS=PN/83,22,372&RS=PN/83,22,372 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Illinois Inventor Develops Patent for Cable Dressing Fixture ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- Matthew Cathlina, Libertyville, Ill., has developed a patent (8,322,690) for a cable dressing fixture.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A fixture for dressing a plurality of cables into cable bundles is provided. The fixture includes a first panel having a plurality of first apertures extending through the panel. The first apertures are configured in a predetermined array in the first panel, with each first aperture located a first distance from each adjacent first aperture. A second panel is disposed at a distance from the first panel, the second panel having a plurality of second apertures extending through the second panel. The second apertures are configured in a second array corresponding to the array of apertures in the first panel. Each second aperture is located a second distance from each adjacent second aperture. The first plurality of apertures receives a plurality of cables fed into the fixture. The second plurality of apertures is adapted to receive the cables from the first apertures and to feed the cables from the fixture in a cable array ready to be tied into a bundle." The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2009 (12/392,803). 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=83,22,690.PN.&OS=PN/83,22,690&RS=PN/83,22,690 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Robert Bosch Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- Robert Bosch, Stuttgart, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,322,699) developed by Edward T. Prell, Chicago, Charles Hulsey, Naperville, Ill., and Markus Allemann, Grayslake, Ill., for a vise assembly.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An assembly is provided that may be supported on or above a variety of work surfaces and that is adapted to support a workpiece or a tool in a wide range of orientations. The assembly comprises a vise apparatus including (i) a first clamping component, (ii) a second clamping component, and (iii) a slide bar possessing a polygonal-shaped outer surface, the slide bar being at least partially interposed between the first clamping component and the second clamping component. The assembly further includes a first mounting apparatus including (i) a first clamping device configured to engage the polygonal-shaped outer surface of the slide bar so as to releasably hold the slide bar in fixed relation to the first clamping device, and (ii) a first attachment mechanism configured to removably secure the first mounting apparatus to a first support, the first attachment mechanism possessing a first configuration. Moreover, the assembly includes a second mounting apparatus including (i) a second clamping device configured to engage the polygonal-shaped outer surface of the slide bar so as to releasably hold the slide bar in fixed relation to the second clamping device, and (ii) a second attachment mechanism configured to removably secure the second mounting apparatus to a second support, the second attachment mechanism possessing a second configuration which is different from the first configuration." The patent application was filed on July 24, 2006 (11/492,326). 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=83,22,699.PN.&OS=PN/83,22,699&RS=PN/83,22,699 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Illinois Inventor Develops Patent for Pet Grooming Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- Alicia Dionne, Lake Villa, Ill., has developed a patent (8,322,307) for a pet grooming device.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A pet grooming device is provided including a brush base with a plurality of bristles and at least one base latch for securing a biased platform. Included with the biased platform is at least one platform latch for securing the biased platform to the brush base by interconnecting the brush base latch with the biased platform latch." The patent application was filed on Dec. 1, 2009 (12/628,496). 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=83,22,307.PN.&OS=PN/83,22,307&RS=PN/83,22,307 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Illinois Inventor Develops Patent for Russian Roulette Beverage Dispenser ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- Jesse Jonah White, Hardin, Ill., has developed a patent (8,322,572) for a "russian roulette beverage dispenser." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure relates to a beverage dispenser formed in the shape of a gun." The patent application was filed on Aug. 18, 2010 (12/858,955). 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=83,22,572.PN.&OS=PN/83,22,572&RS=PN/83,22,572 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Illinois Inventor Develops Patent for Video Jukebox Apparatus and a Method of Playing Music and Music Videos Using a Video Jukebox Appartus ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- Paul Cappello, Oak Park, Ill., Mariusz Stanisz, Chicago, and Ernest Thompson, Oak Park, Ill., have developed a patent (8,325,571) for a "video jukebox apparatus and a method of playing music and music videos using a video jukebox appartus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A digital jukebox (14) allows for playback of a first offering and a second offering. The contents of each offering are individually licensed for public performance at a particular location where the jukebox is found. The jukebox (14) displays advertisements that are selected in response to user interaction with the jukebox or a number of other factors. The jukebox (14) features a screen (18 and 20) that allows user to interact with the jukebox to select offerings, but also to respond to advertising. Jukebox can function in cooperation with a server (12), but in the alternate, can function as an independent and stand-alone device when connection (16) to server (12) is not available." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2006 (11/540,918). 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=8,325,571&OS=8,325,571&RS=8,325,571 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Toshiba Medical Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- Toshiba Medical Systems, Tochigi, Japan, has been assigned a patent (8,326,388) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for non-invasive measurement of living body characteristics by photoacoustics." The co-inventors are Shoichi Kanayama, Koshigaya, Japan, Kazuhiro Itsumi, Kawasaki, Japan, Omar S. Khalil, Chicago, and Stanislaw Kantor, Buffalo Grove, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for non-invasive measurement of living body information comprises a light source configured to generate light containing a specific wavelength component, an irradiation unit configured to irradiate a subject with the light, and at least one acoustic signal detection unit including piezoelectric devices formed of a piezoelectric single crystal containing lead titanate and configured to detect an acoustic signal which is generated due to the energy of the irradiation light absorbed by a specific substance present in or on a subject." The patent application was filed on Oct. 28, 2003 (10/532,691). 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=8,326,388&OS=8,326,388&RS=8,326,388 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Robert Bosch Assigned Patent for Locking Construction for a Miter Saw having a Hinged Linear Guide Mechanism ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- Robert Bosch, Stuttgart, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,322,261) developed by Jie Liu, Lisle, Ill., and Al Pierga, Barrington, Ill., for a "locking construction for a miter saw having a hinged linear guide mechanism." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of a power miter saw comprise a saw base, a rotatable table, a miter arm, a saw blade and motor assembly operatively connected to the table, a hinged linear guide mechanism configured to support and move the assembly along a predetermined linear path, the mechanism comprising a first hinge having first and second links pivotably connected together by a first shaft extending through aligned openings therein, and a locking lever having a handle and a locking blade at opposite end portions and a pivot portion with a pivot connection therebetween for pivotably mounting the lever to one of the links, the blade being configured to fit within a gap between adjacent surfaces of the first and second links when the guide mechanism is in one of its extended or retracted positions and the lever is moved into a locked position." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2010 (12/797,043). 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=83,22,261.PN.&OS=PN/83,22,261&RS=PN/83,22,261 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Research In Motion Assigned Patent for Mobile Wireless Communications Device Providing Object Reference Data Based Upon Near Field Communication (NFC) and Related Methods ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- Research In Motion, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, has been assigned a patent (8,326,281) developed by Thomas C. Hill, Crystal Lake, Ill., for "mobile wireless communications device providing object reference data based upon near field communication (NFC) and related methods." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wireless communications system may include a near field communication (NFC) reference device configured to store object reference data for at least one object associated with a geographic location of the NFC device. The wireless communications system may also include a mobile wireless communications device that includes an NFC transceiver configured to communicate with the NFC device based upon proximity thereto, an image sensor, a display, and a controller. The controller may cooperate with the NFC transceiver, the image sensor, and the display. The controller may be configured to determine a sensed image from the image sensor. The controller may also be configured to select object reference data for the sensed image based upon communication with the NFC reference device, and display the object reference data and the sensed image on the display." The patent application was filed on Feb. 16, 2011 (13/028,517). 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=8,326,281&OS=8,326,281&RS=8,326,281 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Philips Electronics Assigned Patent for Universal Dimming Method and System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- Philips Electronics, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, has been assigned a patent (8,324,827) developed by Mingliang Wu, Schaumburg, Ill., for an "universal dimming method and system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A universal line voltage dimming method and system, with a control circuit for an electronic ballast operable to receive ballast input power and an outboard dedicated dimming signal including a power sensing circuit (27) generating a sensed power signal (52) in response to the ballast input power (20); an on-time converter (50) generating an on-time signal (54) in response to the sensed power signal (52); a dedicated dimming interface (122) operable to generate a dedicated dimming signal (124) in response to the outboard dedicated dimming signal (120); and a microprocessor (56) operable to generate a dimming control signal (58) in response to at least one of the on-time signal (54) and the dedicated dimming signal (120). The on-time signal (54) determines the dimming control signal (58) when mains power is phase cut power." The patent application was filed on July 1, 2008 (12/664,720). 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=8,324,827&OS=8,324,827&RS=8,324,827 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Toshiba Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- Toshiba, Tokyo, and Toshiba Medical Systems, Otawara-shi, Japan, have been assigned a patent (8,324,580) developed by Daniel Gagnon, Twinsburg, Ohio, and Kent Burr, Buffalo Grove, Ill., for a "photomultiplier tube with integrated fast analog-to-digital conversion for event derandomizer and digital time stamping." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A digital photosensor that includes a photomultiplier tube (PMT) including a power distribution circuit, the PMT outputting an analog signal in response to received light; an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to receive the analog signal and to generate a digital signal; and a non-transitory memory storing manufacturing parameters of the PMT and operational parameters of the PMT, the operational parameters being calculated by a parameter calculation unit during operation of the PMT, wherein the PMT, the ADC, and the memory are integrated into a single housing." The patent application was filed on June 6, 2011 (13/153,611). 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=8,324,580&OS=8,324,580&RS=8,324,580 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Navteq Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- Navteq, Veldhoven, The Netherlands, has been assigned a patent (8,325,064) developed by David A. Behr, Roselle, Ill., and Randall B. Jones, Downers Grove, Ill., for an "electronic navigation system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides a system for providing geographic information. The system includes a base unit that receives a request from a mobile unit and provides a response to the mobile unit. The request includes a point of interest category and a traveling distance or traveling time parameter. The base unit identifies a point of interest that matches the point of interest category and satisfies the traveling distance or traveling time parameter. The response from the base unit to the mobile unit provides the identified point of interest." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2007 (11/980,066). 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=8,325,064&OS=8,325,064&RS=8,325,064 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent for Method of Integrating Femtocells in a Packet Cable Multimedia Architecture ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,325,674) developed by Konstantin Livanos, Naperville, Ill., for "method of integrating femtocells in a packet cable multimedia architecture." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a method for implementation in a cable modem termination system that is communicatively coupled to a first wireless access device configured to provide wireless connectivity to at least one mobile unit. The method includes receiving a request to allocate resources to the first wireless access device for a wireless connection to the mobile unit. The requested resources are determined based upon a quality of service associated with the mobile unit. The method also includes determining whether to grant the request for the resources based on policy information received from a policy server and providing information indicating whether the requested resources have been granted." The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2008 (12/036,769). 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=8,325,674&OS=8,325,674&RS=8,325,674 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** ANGUS Chemical Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- ANGUS Chemical, Buffalo Grove, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,324,435) developed by Daniel M. Trauth, Crystal Lake, Ill., George D. Green, Cary, Ill., and Raymond J. Swedo, Mount Prospect, Ill., for a "process for the manufacture of nitrated hydrocarbons." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided is a process for making nitrated hydrocarbons by reacting aqueous nitric acid with a hydrocarbon feedstock and a carboxylic acid under specific reaction conditions." The patent application was filed on Oct. 6, 2010 (12/899,169). 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=8,324,435&OS=8,324,435&RS=8,324,435 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,322,225) developed by Ian Bentley, New Ipswich, N.H., Alistair David Bradley, Dublin, Ohio, and Jim Cook, Freeport, Ill., for a "sensor package assembly having an unconstrained sense die." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A pressure detection mechanism having a pressure sense die which may be attached directly to a surface of an alumina-based substrate with an adhesive having an optimum thickness. The adhesive may be stress compliant and may be one or more of silicone, silicone-epoxy, epoxy or any other suitable adhesive material. A compensation and interface application specific integrated circuit may be attached to the surface of the package substrate. The pressure sense die may be electrically connected to the integrated circuit with bond wires. The integrated circuit may be electrically connected to trace conductors on the package substrate with bond wires, and trace conductors may be connected to stress compliant metal conductors or leads for external connection to a mounting surface such as a printed circuit board. Hard plastic, or like material, symmetric covers, with one or more pressure ports or vents, may be attached to both sides of the substrate." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2010 (12/828,155). 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=8,322,225.PN.&OS=PN/8,322,225&RS=PN/8,322,225 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Illinois Inventor Develops Patent for Golf Training Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 -- Vance A. Lorenzana, Oswego, Ill., has developed a patent (8,323,120) for a golf training device.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A golf training method and device having at least one flat surface and an annular surface, wherein the annular surface is configured to receive contact with a golf club and the flat surface is configured to contact the surface on which the device is disposed. The device may have a radius greater than the height. The device may be sized to have the diameter of a standard regulation golf ball, and a height approximately 0.25 inches to require the user to swing within 0.25 inches precision in order to hit the training device. The device maybe made from a soft, resilient material suitable for use indoors." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2010 (12/695,050). 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=8,323,120.PN.&OS=PN/8,323,120&RS=PN/8,323,120 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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