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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Jan. 29)

[January 29, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Jan. 29)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Texas.

*** Texas Inventor Develops Patent for Differential Torque Densitometer ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Leroy C. Delatorre, Sugar Land, Texas, has developed a patent (8,356,509) for a differential torque densitometer.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A densitometer suitable for fluid measurements in remote, hostile environments comprises one or more pairs of matched weight masses housed within a tube and having respectively different densities. When immersed in the subject fluid, the buoyancy differential between the masses is converted to a proportional torque oriented about an axis aligned substantially parallel with a pipe bore. The torque is transferred through a calibrated environmental isolation cylinder to an electric property sensor positioned in a protected environment. A proportionalized electric property signal is transmitted to a value reading station." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2010 (12/803,593). 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=83,56,509.PN.&OS=PN/83,56,509&RS=PN/83,56,509 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.



*** Texas Inventor Develops Patent for Mattress System and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- John Hunter Howard, Frisco, Texas, has developed a patent (8,356,371) for a "mattress system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mattress system and method according to which a custom mattress is built according to customer-specific parameters. In several exemplary embodiments, the custom mattress includes one or more removable core cartridges and/or one or more removable topper cartridges." The patent application was filed on Feb. 10, 2012 (13/370,409). 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=83,56,371.PN.&OS=PN/83,56,371&RS=PN/83,56,371 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Texas, Germany Inventors Develop Patent for Method of Detecting Sleep Apnea and Treatment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Eckhard Alt, Houston, and Maik Gollasch, Berlin, have developed a patent (8,359,097) for a "method of detecting sleep apnea and treatment thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is presented for evaluating whether an episode of sleep apnea is occurring in a patient suffering from chronic sleep apnea disorder, for delivery of appropriate therapy. The method, performed by an implantable device, includes sensing the patient's EKG signal and using electrical energy generated by the heart to power subsequent signal processing. This signal is applied as the sole input to a differential signal processing circuit for passage through both a high impedance path and a substantially lower impedance path and amplification of the difference in magnitude between the resulting two signals, to determine changes in the patient's thoracic impedance. Based on such changes, the presence or absence of patient ventilation is detected, to enable an assessment of whether an episode of sleep apnea is occurring. An actual episode of sleep apnea is deemed to have occurred if lack of ventilation exceeds a predetermined interval of time between otherwise regular respiratory cycles. If sleep apnea is indicated, the appropriate therapy is delivered by the device to induce ventilation and halt the apnea episode." The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2011 (12/931,152). 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=8,359,097&OS=8,359,097&RS=8,359,097 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Accenture Global Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Accenture Global Services, Dublin, Ireland, has been assigned a patent (8,359,228) developed by Fatima Marsch, Plano, Texas, and Margot Bowen, Arlington, Texas, for an agent feedback tool.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An agent feedback tool includes an agent feedback database and an agent feedback module. The agent feedback module may include a vendor identification program, an agent feedback settings program, an agent feedback program, an agent reporting program, an agent summary program, and an agent profile program. The agent feedback module communicates with the agent feedback database to store mapping records and details relating to agents, vendors, vendor-specific locations, and feedback for the agents. The agent feedback program is operative to autopopulate one or more fields shown in an agent feedback graphical user interface by referring to mapping records stored in the agent feedback database." The patent application was filed on Nov. 12, 2009 (12/617,278). 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=8,359,228&OS=8,359,228&RS=8,359,228 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Fujitsu Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Fujitsu, Kawasaki-She, Japan, has been assigned a patent (8,359,390) developed by John E. Cupit, Plano, Texas, for a "method and system for provisioning services on a communication network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for provisioning a service on a communication network includes receiving a service order comprising a service request. The service request relates to a service provided on a communication network. The method includes analyzing the service order to determine a plurality of network elements to provision to complete the service request and one or more network resources of the communication network required to complete the service request. The method includes retrieving a configuration profile for each of the plurality of network elements and reserving the one or more network resources of the communication network required to complete the service request. The method also includes preparing a service template for each of the plurality of network elements using the configuration profile for each of the plurality of network elements. The service templates are capable of being delivered to respective network elements for execution. The method also includes delivering each service template to a respective network element for execution to fulfill the service order." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2004 (10/954,521). 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=8,359,390&OS=8,359,390&RS=8,359,390 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Texas Inventor Develops Patent for I Am Driving/busy Automatic Response System for Mobile Phones ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Julia N M N. Olincy, Dallas, and Ronald C. Fish, Los Gatos, Calif., have developed a patent (8,359,014) for an "i am driving/busy automatic response system for mobile phones." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cell phone which has been modified by the addition of software which responds to the press of one or more Busy keys by automatically sending a pre-typed text message to the sender of the latest text message just received or automatically answering an incoming call immediately upon pressing the Busy key and playing a pre-recorded audio message. The outgoing text or audio message can inform the sender of the incoming text or the caller that the user is driving or otherwise engaged and cannot respond immediately. In some embodiments, one or more Busy keys can be added keys or one or more existing keys on the cell phone or on the keypad of the cell phone or on a touchscreen or a visual depiction of a keypad on a touchscreen of the cell phone. In some embodiments, only the text of the automated reply message is entered automatically, and all other commands to launch the SMS service, select the text message to reply to and send the automated reply message are manually given." The patent application was filed on Feb. 8, 2010 (12/658,449). 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=8,359,014&OS=8,359,014&RS=8,359,014 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Shell Oil Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Shell Oil, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,356,935) developed by nine co-inventors for "methods for assessing a temperature in a subsurface formation." The co-inventors are Dhruv Arora, Houston, Ronald Marshall Bass, Houston, Graham Patrick Bradford, Fond du Lac, Wis., David Booth Burns, Houston, Eric Abreu Gesualdi, League City, Texas, Scott Vinh Nguyen, Houston, Edward Everett de St. Remey, Katy, Texas, and Stephen Taylor Thompson, Houston.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for assessing a temperature in an opening in a subsurface formation are described herein. A method may include assessing one or more dielectric properties along a length of an insulated conductor located in the opening and assessing one or more temperatures along the length of the insulated conductor based on the one or more assessed dielectric properties." The patent application was filed on Oct. 8, 2010 (12/901,257). 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=8,356,935&OS=8,356,935&RS=8,356,935 *** Resource Group International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Resource Group International, Hamilton, Bermuda, has been assigned a patent (8,359,219) developed by Zia Chishti, Washington, Stuart J. Spottiswoode, Beverly Hills, Calif., and Chris W. Jones, Houston, for "systems and methods for routing callers to an agent in a contact center." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods are disclosed for routing callers to agents in a contact center, along with an intelligent routing system. One or more agents are graded on achieving an optimal interaction, such as increasing revenue, decreasing cost, or increasing customer satisfaction. Callers are then preferentially routed to a graded agent to obtain an increased chance at obtaining a chosen optimal interaction. In a more advanced embodiment, caller and agent demographic and psychographic characteristics can also be determined and used in a pattern matching algorithm to preferentially route a caller with certain characteristics to an agent with certain characteristics to increase the chance of an optimal interaction." The patent application was filed on July 25, 2008 (12/180,382). 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=8,359,219&OS=8,359,219&RS=8,359,219 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Research In Motion Assigned Patent for System and Method for Sharing a Control Channel for Carrier Aggregation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Research In Motion, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, has been assigned a patent (8,359,039) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for sharing a control channel for carrier aggregation." The co-inventors are Sean McBeath, Irving, Texas, Mo-Han Fong, Ottawa, Zhijun Cai, Irving, Texas, Mark Earnshaw, Kanata, Canada, and Youn Hyoung Heo, Waterloo, Canada.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for processing a control channel at a user agent (UA) to identify at least one of an uplink and a downlink resource allocated by a resource grant within a multi-carrier communication system wherein resource grants are specified by control channel element (CCE) subset candidates, the method comprising the steps of identifying the number of carriers used to communicate with the access device, based on the number of carriers used to communicate with the access device, identifying a number of CCE subset candidates to decode and decoding up to the identified number of CCE subset candidates in an attempt to identify the resource grant." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2010 (12/816,120). 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=8,359,039&OS=8,359,039&RS=8,359,039 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Samsung Electronics Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for HARQ Operation with Network Coding ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Samsung Electronics, Suwon-Si, South Korea, has been assigned a patent (8,358,608) developed by Kaushik Josiam, Dallas, Zhouyue Pi, Richardson, Texas, and Farooq Khan, Allen, Texas, for a "method and apparatus for HARQ operation with network coding." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "For use in a wireless communication network, methods for encoding information bit streams at a relay station are provided. Each method includes receiving data packets from a base station and a mobile station. Each method also includes decoding the packets and re-encoding the packets. Each method further includes combining the re-encoded packets into another packet using an XOR operation, and transmitting the other packet to the base station and the mobile station." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2009 (12/386,774). 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=8,358,608&OS=8,358,608&RS=8,358,608 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** ARM Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- ARM, Cambridge, United Kingdom, has been assigned a patent (8,358,551) developed by Jacek Wiatrowski, Austin, Texas, Martin Jay Kinkade, Austin, Texas, and Yew Keong Chong, New Braunfels, Texas, for a "reducing peak currents required for precharging data lines in memory devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A semiconductor memory storage device is disclosed. The semiconductor memory storage devices comprises: a plurality of data storage cells arranged in an array. The array comprises a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows, each column comprising at least one output line for outputting a data value from a data storage cell in a selected row of the column. Precharge circuitry for precharging the output lines to a predetermined voltage, the precharge circuitry comprising a plurality of switching devices corresponding to the plurality of columns each switching device controlled by a data output request signal and a power mode signal. The plurality of switching devices each comprising at least two switches, the at least two switches comprising a data output switch controlled by the data output request signal and a power switch controlled by the power mode signal, the plurality of switching devices connecting the output lines to the predetermined voltage in response to both the power mode signal indicating an operational mode and the data output request signal indicating data is to be output; wherein the power mode switch is configured to have a higher capacitance than the data output switch." The patent application was filed on Dec. 20, 2010 (12/926,965). 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=8,358,551&OS=8,358,551&RS=8,358,551 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Spectraseis Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Spectraseis, Zurich, Switzerland, has been assigned a patent (8,358,561) developed by four co-inventors for a "bayesian DHI for seismic data." The co-inventors are Michael Carl Kelly, Plano, Texas, Nima Riahi, Zurich, Switzerland, Martine Ruiz, Penthalaz, Switzerland, Weiwei, Zurich, Switzerland.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of locating subsurface hydrocarbon reservoirs includes acquiring seismic data, extracting seismic data attributes from the seismic data, calculating exemplar data group probability density function values using distribution values associated with the seismic attributes and applying Bayesian inversion to determine the likelihood of subsurface hydrocarbons." The patent application was filed on April 13, 2010 (12/758,875). 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=8,358,561&OS=8,358,561&RS=8,358,561 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Soitec Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Soitec, Bernin, France, has been assigned a patent (8,358,552) developed by Carlos Mazure, Bernin, France, Richard Ferrant, Esquibien, France, and Bich-Yen Nguyen, Austin, Texas, for a nano-sense amplifier.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sense amplifier for a series of cells of a memory, including a writing stage comprising a CMOS inverter, the input of which is directly or indirectly connected to an input terminal of the sense amplifier, and the output of which is connected to an output terminal of the sense amplifier intended to be connected to a local bitline addressing the cells of the series, and a reading stage that includes a sense transistor, the gate of which is connected to the output of the inverter and the drain of which is connected to the input of the inverter." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2010 (12/789,100). 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=8,358,552&OS=8,358,552&RS=8,358,552 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Research In Motion Assigned Patent for Modulation and Coding Scheme Selection Method for a Specific Absorption Rate Compliant Communication Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Research In Motion, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, has been assigned a patent (8,358,615) developed by four co-inventors for a "modulation and coding scheme selection method for a specific absorption rate compliant communication device." The co-inventors are Shirook Ali, Waterloo, Canada, James Womack, Irving, Texas, Amin Mobasher, Waterloo, Canada, and James Warden, Irving, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Transmission of data from a portable communication device to a base station via a radio frequency signal uses a plurality of modulation and coding schemes and a protocol that has recurring frames. Each frame has a plurality of transmission slots, different numbers of which can be used to transmit data. When it is desired to transmit data a higher rate than was used previously, an attempt is made to increase the number transmission slots being used. If doing so, produces a transmission results in a specific absorption rate limit being exceeded, then the modulation and coding scheme is changed to one having a greater data coding rate. The power level and the number transmission slots then are set so that the data transmission does not exceed the specific absorption rate limit. The data is then transmitted by the portable communication device." The patent application was filed on March 11, 2010 (12/722,362). 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=8,358,615&OS=8,358,615&RS=8,358,615 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** BASF Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,357,324) developed by Jiong Yu, Congers, N.Y., John Sigler, Newburgh, N.Y., and Eric Wallis, The Woodlands, Texas, for "rotomolding process for polyethylene articles." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a process for the production of polyethylene hollow articles, which process comprises charging the polyethylene with one or more NO-acyl hindered amine additives containing one or more groups of formula (I), filling this mixture into a mold, heating this mold in an oven to above 280.degree. C., such that the additized polyethylene melts, rotating the mold around at least 2 axes, the additized polyethylene spreading to the walls, cooling the mold while still rotating, opening it, and taking the resultant hollow article out, where the group of formula (I) is ##STR00001## where R.sub.a is a monoacyl or diacyl radical; R.sub.1-R.sub.4 are each C.sub.1-C.sub.6alkyl; and R.sub.5 and R.sub.6 are each, independently of one another, hydrogen, C.sub.1-C.sub.6alkyl or C.sub.6-C.sub.10aryl; or R.sub.5 and R.sub.6 are together oxygen." The patent application was filed on April 19, 2010 (12/762,847). 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=8,357,324&OS=8,357,324&RS=8,357,324 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Inventor Develops Patent for Trailer Frame ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Jeffrey L. Vey, Troup, Texas, has developed a patent (8,356,839) for a trailer frame.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A trailer having a forward frame section, a rearward frame section, and two trailing arm suspension links forming an independent suspension system without a unitary cross axle. The trailing arm suspension links further include (i) a pivot joint connected to the forward frame section, (ii) a wheel hub assembly including a spindle; and (iii) a shock mount including a bracket position rearward of the spindle. The shock absorbing mechanism has a first end pivotally connected to the shock mount and a second end pivotally connected to the rear frame section rearward of the shock mount." The patent application was filed on Aug. 26, 2010 (12/868,839). 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=8,356,839&OS=8,356,839&RS=8,356,839 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Inventor Develops Patent for Mobile Oil Field Rig with Air Bearing Transport ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Ronald J. Voorhees, Houston, has developed a patent (8,356,966) for a "mobile oil field rig with air bearing transport." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A rig transport system provides an air bearing subsystem supporting a drilling and workover rig. The transport system moves the entire rig without having to disassemble the rig, including leaving the derrick in a vertical standing position, along one of a pair of parallel tracks. The air bearing subsystem distributes the rig load over a large footprint to reduce ground bearing pressure. The air bearings lift the load so that the entire rig rides on a film of air, thereby reducing moving friction by up to about 96%." The patent application was filed on Dec. 14, 2009 (12/636,824). 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=8,356,966&OS=8,356,966&RS=8,356,966 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas, Georgia Inventors Develop Patent for Nano-scale Contrast Agents and Methods of Use ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Ananth Annapragada, Manvel, Texas, Efstathios Karathanasis, Atlanta, Ravi V. Bellamkonda, Marietta, Ga., and Russell M. Lebovitz, Houston, have developed a patent (8,357,351) for a "nano-scale contrast agents and methods of use." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Compositions and methods are disclosed for evaluating a subject's vasculature integrity, for differentiating between a malignant lesion and a benign lesion, for evaluating the accessibility of a tumor to nano-sized therapeutics, for treating tumors, and for live or real time monitoring of a nano-probe's biodistribution." The patent application was filed on Jan. 22, 2009 (12/357,950). 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=8,357,351&OS=8,357,351&RS=8,357,351 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Texas Inventors Develop Patent for Low Haze Thermoplastic Polyurethane Using Co-chain Extenders ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Hani Farah, Sugar Land, Texas, and Francisco Lerma Jr., Lake Jackson, Texas, have developed a patent (8,357,768) for a "low haze thermoplastic polyurethane using co-chain extenders." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is a low haze thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) comprising structural units of a diisocyanate; a diol and three different chain extenders (butanediol chain extender; a different linear diol co-chain-extender and a cyclic co-chain-ex-tender). The TPU has good combinations of light transmission and clarity, low temperature flexibility, and high moisture vapor transition rates compared to other commercial or known TPUs. The preferred composition is a TPU that is based on polycaprolactone as diol, MDI as the diisocyanate monomer, butanediol chain extender, 1,3 propanediol linear chain co-extender and cyclohexanedimethanol cyclic chain co-extenders, and has good clarity and tensile strength." The patent application was filed on Nov. 17, 2006 (12/085,612). 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=8,357,768.PN.&OS=PN/8,357,768&RS=PN/8,357,768 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California, Texas Inventors Develop Patent for System and Method for Inhibiting Cellular Proliferation with Tachykinins ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Nathan C. Maier, Hayward, Calif., and Amiel G. Jarstfer, Longview, Texas, have developed a patent (8,357,653) for a "system and method for inhibiting cellular proliferation with tachykinins." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are described providing therapeutic preparations of tachykinins, and more specifically sialokinins, for treating various types of abnormal cellular proliferation conditions in regions of tissue associated with the body of a patient. The sialokinins may be isolated and purified from natural or bioengineered sources, or may be synthesized, and may be combined into, with, or on an implant for local elution or otherwise as a powder mixed in a carrier vehicle for injection delivery. Tumors, warts, and restenosis are abnormal cellular proliferation conditions treated by therapeutic doses of sialokinin. Size of the tissue structure to be treated is used to determine the therapeutic dose of sialokinin. The sialokinins are either locally or systemically delivered at therapeutic doses for the desired effect. Implants such as stents are coated with sialokinins for local elution at the site of injury or tissue otherwise vulnerable to harmful conditions treated by the sialokinin." The patent application was filed on March 4, 2010 (12/717,470). 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=8,357,653.PN.&OS=PN/8,357,653&RS=PN/8,357,653 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Colorado, Texas, Washington, North Carolina Inventors Develop Patent for Method for Enhancing Post-processing Content of Beneficial Compounds in Beverages Naturally Containing Same ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Loretta Zapp, Boulder, Colo., Thomas J. Slaga, Austin, Texas, Jifu Zhao, Olympia, Wash., and Mark Lange, North Carolina, N.C., have developed a patent (8,357,419) for a "method for enhancing post-processing content of beneficial compounds in beverages naturally containing same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A process for enhancing polyphenolics content of beverages brewed from polyphenolic containing, processed beverage substrate by pre-soaking substrate (coffee beans, for example) before roasting and then quenching the substrate after processing with the liquid in which the substrate was first "pre-soaked." Beverages produced from the treated substrate exhibit substantially increased polyphenolics content, when compared to conventionally processed beverage substrate of the same nature and processing." The patent application was filed on March 29, 2010 (12/749,163). 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=8,357,419.PN.&OS=PN/8,357,419&RS=PN/8,357,419 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** GLOBALFOUNDRIES Assigned Patent for Strain Enhancement in Transistors Comprising an Embedded Strain-inducing Semiconductor Alloy by Creating a Patterning Non-uniformity at the Bottom of the Gate Electrode ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, has been assigned a patent (8,357,573) developed by Stephan Kronholz, Dresden, Germany, Markus Lenski, Dresden, Germany, and Vassilios Papageorgiou, Austin, Texas, for a "strain enhancement in transistors comprising an embedded strain-inducing semiconductor alloy by creating a patterning non-uniformity at the bottom of the gate electrode." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Performance of P-channel transistors may be enhanced on the basis of an embedded strain-inducing semiconductor alloy by forming a gate electrode structure on the basis of a high-k dielectric material in combination with a metal-containing cap layer in order to obtain an undercut configuration of the gate electrode structure. Consequently, the strain-inducing semiconductor alloy may be formed on the basis of a sidewall spacer of minimum thickness in order to position the strain-inducing semiconductor material closer to a central area of the channel region." The patent application was filed on May 3, 2010 (12/772,436). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,357,573.PN.&OS=PN/8,357,573&RS=PN/8,357,573 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Textron Innovations Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Textron Innovations, Providence, R.I., has been assigned a patent (8,356,768) developed by five co-inventors for a "multiple drive-path transmission with torque-splitting differential mechanism." The co-inventors are Frank B. Stamps, Colleyville, Texas, Dudley Smith, Arlington, Texas, Charles J. Kilmain, Fort Worth, Texas, Ryan Ehinger, Irving, Texas, and Bob Collins, Bedford, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A transmission for a rotary-wing aircraft has a differential torque-splitting mechanism associated with an input shaft. The differential has a drive disk coaxial with the shaft and integral in rotation with the shaft, a first driven member coaxial with the shaft and generally adjacent the drive disk, and a second driven member coaxial with the shaft and generally adjacent the drive disk. At least one pin engages each of the drive disk, the first driven member, and the second driven member. The first driven member is configured to drive a first transfer gear, and the second driven member is configured to drive a second transfer gear for supplying torque to a bull gear associated with a rotor mast." The patent application was filed on March 26, 2012 (13/429,880). 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=8,356,768.PN.&OS=PN/8,356,768&RS=PN/8,356,768 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Akzo Nobel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Akzo Nobel, Arnehm, The Netherlands, has been assigned a patent (8,357,636) developed by eight co-inventors for an "alkoxylated alkylamines/alkyl ether amines with peaked distribution." The co-inventors are Shawn Zhu, Stormville, N.Y., Giao Nguyen, Friendswood, Texas, Kha Nguyen, Seabrook, Texas, Alberto Slikta, Chicago, David Eaton, Kirkwood, Mich., David Becher, Saint Louis, Henry Agbaje, Saint Louis, and Michael Seitz, Dublin, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention generally relates to a process for preparing the alkoxylated alkylamines and/or alkyl ether amines. The process consists of three stages, and utilizes an alkali catalyst. The alkoxylated alkyl amines and alkoxylated alkyl ether amines prepared by the process possess the peaked distribution and contain less hazardous by-product." The patent application was filed on Sept. 12, 2011 (13/230,281). 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=8,357,636.PN.&OS=PN/8,357,636&RS=PN/8,357,636 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Dow Global Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Dow Global Technologies, Midland, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,357,727) developed by four co-inventors for a "durable foam of olefin polymers, methods of making foam and articles prepared from same." The co-inventors are Gary M. Strandburg, Mount Pleasant, Mich., Mark W. VanSumeren, Midland, Mich., Shaofu Wu, Sugar Land, Texas, and Luther E. Stockton, Midland, Mich.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Olefin polymer-based, durable, open-cell foam compositions, structures and articles derived from same; methods for preparation of such foams; and use of the dry durable foams in various applications are disclosed. Further described is use of the foams and structures and articles made of same in absorption, filtration, insulation, cushioning and backing applications, and in particular for odor removal, hygiene and medical applications due to, among other properties, good absorption capabilities, softness and/or flexibility of the foams and their recyclable nature." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2008 (12/038,532). 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=8,357,727.PN.&OS=PN/8,357,727&RS=PN/8,357,727 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Globalfoundries Assigned Patent for Metal Capacitor Design for Improved Reliability and Good Electrical Connection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29 -- Globalfoundries, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, has been assigned a patent (8,357,584) developed by Jianhong Zhu, Austin, Texas, and James F. Buller, Austin, Texas, for a "metal capacitor design for improved reliability and good electrical connection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A metal capacitor is formed with good conductivity for both nodes of the capacitor and improved reliability. An embodiment includes a first layer of alternating first and second metal lines, a second layer of alternating third and fourth metal lines, a dielectric layer between the first and second layers, and vias in the dielectric layer connecting the first and second metal lines with the third and fourth metal lines, respectively, wherein each metal line comprises alternating first segments having a first width and second segments having a second width, the first width being greater than the second width, each first segment lying adjacent to a second segment of an adjacent metal line, and only first segments of the metal lines overlapping the vias. The design enables the spacing between metal lines to be maintained, the spacing between via to metal to be increased, and via connection to be maintained for both nets, thereby improving the conductivity and reliability of the capacitor and maintaining capacitance density ." The patent application was filed on Nov. 10, 2009 (12/615,796). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,357,584.PN.&OS=PN/8,357,584&RS=PN/8,357,584 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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