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[February 25, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Feb. 25)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York.

*** Rochester Institute of Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,376,774) developed by Robert Bowman, Fairport, N.Y., and Jean-Jacques Delisle, Theodore, Ala., for a "power extracting device and method of use thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A structure is provided. The structure includes a signal retrieval circuit formed within a disk located within a coaxial cable connector. The signal retrieval circuit is located in a position that is external to a signal path of an electrical signal flowing through the coaxial cable connector. The signal retrieval circuit is configured to extract an energy signal from the electrical signal flowing through the coaxial cable connector. The energy signal is configured to apply power to an electrical device located within the coaxial cable connector. The structure may additionally form a sensing circuit with a status output component. The sensor circuit may be configured to sense physical parameters such as those related to a condition of the electrical signal flowing through the connector or a presence of moisture within the connector." The patent application was filed on Dec. 13, 2010 (12/965,961). 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=8,376,774&OS=8,376,774&RS=8,376,774 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Drivetrain System for a Wind Turbine Generator and Method of Assembling the Same ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,376,708) developed by 10 co-inventors for a "drivetrain system for a wind turbine generator and method of assembling the same." The co-inventors are Priyangu C. Patel, Simpsonville, S.C., Edwin Hidding, Rhede, Germany, Gary R. Barnes, Delanson, N.Y., Patrick Lee Jansen, Scotia, N.Y., Adam Daniel Minadeo, Greenville, S.C., Stephen B. Johnson, Greenville, S.C., James H. Madge, Simpsonville, S.C., Blake Weldon Wilson, Scotia, N.Y., Eric Steven Buskirk, Guilderland, N.Y., Murtuza Lokhandwalla, Clifton Park, N.Y., and Jacob Johannes Nies, Zwolle, The Netherlands .

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A drivetrain for a wind turbine includes a gearbox and a generator. The gear box includes a housing and an output shaft that is rotatably coupled within the housing, wherein the gearbox further includes at least one bearing positioned between the housing and the output shaft. The generator includes a stator coupled to the housing such that the stator is positioned radially inward from the housing, and a rotor coupled to the output shaft such that the rotor is positioned radially inward from the stator." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2006 (12/495,066). 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=8,376,708&OS=8,376,708&RS=8,376,708 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Praxair Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Praxair Technology, Danbury, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,376,718) developed by four co-inventors for a multistage compressor installation. The co-inventors are Robert Leroy Baker, Williamsville, N.Y., Jeffrey Charles Goodband, Niagara Falls, N.Y., Richard John Jibb, Amherst, N.Y., and John Henri Royal, Grand Island, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multistage compressor installation in which compression stages utilizing centrifugal compressors are independently driven by drivers that can be electric motors configured to be controlled by a speed controller. Intercoolers are located between stages to remove the heat of compression and the stages are connected such that outlets are located opposite to inlets of the compressors and conduits connecting the intercoolers to the stages are in an in-line relationship to inhibit the formation of pressure drops between stages. The conduits connecting the stages incorporate tapered transition sections configured such that flow velocity gradually decreases towards the intercooler and gradually increases from the intercooler to the next succeeding compression stage to further inhibit pressure drops." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2009 (12/490,819). 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=8,376,718&OS=8,376,718&RS=8,376,718 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Morgan Stanley Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Morgan Stanley, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,376,749) developed by Andrew Lowry, Ardsley, N.Y., for a milestone manager.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A milestone manager receives a milestone message from a first application. The milestone message includes information associated with a periodic event. The milestone manager applies a rule based process on the milestone message information and sends a trigger to a second application in response to the milestone. The trigger initiates processing of the second application in response to the milestone." The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2006 (11/528,721). 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=8,376,749&OS=8,376,749&RS=8,376,749 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Schwing Bioset Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Schwing Bioset, Somerset, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,376,716) developed by Thomas M. Anderson, Naples, Fla., Charles Wanstrom, Maplewood, Minn., and Franz Tillman, Lagrangeville, N.Y., for a multi-pump sequencing.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A pump system for pumping a viscous material that includes N positive displacement pumps, where N is an integer greater than two, and a hydraulic drive. Each pump has an inlet and an outlet therefrom, and a pair of cylinders each with a piston movable in a reciprocating stroke cycle therein. The hydraulic drive is connected to the N positive displacement pumps to reciprocate the pistons within the cylinders. The stroke cycle includes a discharging stroke and a filling stroke. The discharging stroke and the filling stroke of the N positive displacement pumps are staggered from one another by 1/N stroke positions such that no two pumps have pistons in the same stroke position at the same time." The patent application was filed on April 10, 2009 (12/384,971). 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=8,376,716&OS=8,376,716&RS=8,376,716 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Turbine Airfoil Concave Cooling Passage Using Dual-swirl Flow Mechanism and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,376,706) developed by Ronald Scott Bunker, Niskayuna, N.Y., and Gary Michael Itzel, Simpsonville, S.C., for a "turbine airfoil concave cooling passage using dual-swirl flow mechanism and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A turbine airfoil includes a leading edge having a concave cooling flow passage. An apex of the concave cooling flow passage divides the flow passage into adjacent regions. The turbine airfoil includes a first plurality of turbulators disposed in one of the adjacent regions, and a second plurality of turbulators disposed in the other of the adjacent regions. The first and second pluralities of turbulators are positioned relative to one another to divert cooling flow in opposing swirl streams that recombine along the apex and to effect a desired heat transfer and pressure loss." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2007 (11/863,744). 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=8,376,706&OS=8,376,706&RS=8,376,706 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Bausch & Lomb Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,377,126) developed by Joseph A. McGee, Canandaigua, N.Y., David Paul Vanderbilt, Webster, N.Y., and Paul L. Valint Jr., Pittsford, N.Y., for a "renewable polymeric lens coating." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are biomedical devices having a hydrophilic coating on a portion of a surface thereof, the biomedical device comprising: (a) a biomedical device obtained from a polymerization product of a monomeric mixture comprising (i) a polymerizable monomer containing a boronic acid moiety and an electron withdrawing moiety; and (ii) a biomedical device-forming comonomer; and (b) a hydrophilic reactive polymer having complementary reactive functionalities along the polymer chain, wherein the complementary reactive functionalities along the polymer chain of the hydrophilic reactive polymer of (b) bind with the boronic acid moieties of the biomedical device of (a), thereby producing a biocompatible coating which can be removed and re-applied to restore the surface properties of the biomedical device to substantially as-new condition. Methods for treating the biomedical device are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2009 (12/641,422). 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=8,377,126&OS=8,377,126&RS=8,377,126 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Corning Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Corning, Corning, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,376,551) developed by Joshua Monroe Cobb, Victor, N.Y., for an "illumination system for laser projection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A color combining apparatus has first, second, and third color channels, each color channel having a light source that is energizable to direct light of a corresponding first, second, or third wavelength band, respectively, toward a color combining element. The color combining element is a single piece of a solid, transparent material having at least first and second flat coated surfaces that are noncontiguous. The first coated surface is treated to reflect incident light of the first wavelength band onto an optical axis and to transmit incident light of the second and third wavelength bands. The second coated surface is treated to reflect incident light of the second wavelength band and to transmit incident light of the third wavelength band." The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2010 (12/712,718). 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=8,376,551&OS=8,376,551&RS=8,376,551 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Ultrafab Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Ultrafab, Farmington, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,376,471) developed by Thongdy Chanthabane, Farmington, N.Y., and Yogesh Vitthal Borkar, Rochester, N.Y., for "angled fibrous brushes of fibers fixed to a backing and method of manufacturing same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Angled fiber pile brushes are anchored to a backing at a predetermined angle to the perpendicular are made by winding yarn around a flat band The pile is anchored to a backing which is disposed at the desired angle to the band The band wrapped with the pile and the backing move together along an assembly path Ultrasonic horns each have a split end, which moves perpendicular to the backing Mechanisms guide the backings and the band each include a slotted plate o.pi.ented at the requisite angle The edge of the pile wrapped band extends through the slot in the guide into contact with the backing The band and the horn move in the same, horizontal plane, thereby simplifying the construction of the assembly apparatus The wrapped yam may be slit longitudinally by a slitter in the direction o the travel to provide a pair of angled brushes." The patent application was filed on Jan. 23, 2008 (12/448,919). 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=8,376,471&OS=8,376,471&RS=8,376,471 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Method and System of in-document Detection of Weak or Missing Inkjets in an Inkjet Printer ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,376,503) developed by Wencheng Wu, Webster, N.Y., Beilei Xu, Penfield, N.Y., and David A. Mantell, Rochester, N.Y., for "method and system of in-document detection of weak or missing inkjets in an inkjet printer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method enables the positions of inoperable inkjets in printheads to be corrected for positional changes arising from shifts in media, shrinkage of the media, thermal expansion of optical sensors that detect the inoperable inkjets, and other measurement errors. The measurement errors are detected with reference to image data corresponding to a reference pattern printed within a portion of a print job. Thus, reference marks do not need to be printed in areas outside of a print job as previously required." The patent application was filed on Sept. 7, 2011 (13/227,299). 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=8,376,503&OS=8,376,503&RS=8,376,503 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Substrate Media Registration and De-skew Apparatus, Method and System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,376,639) developed by Joseph J. Ferrara, Webster, N.Y., and Joseph M. Ferrara, Webster, N.Y., for a "substrate media registration and de-skew apparatus, method and system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to aspects described herein, there is disclosed an apparatus for de-skewing substrate media in a printing system. The apparatus including and idler roller and a drive roller. The idler roller for engaging substrate media. The drive roller cooperating with the idler roller to form a nip assembly for moving the substrate media in a process direction. The drive roller rotatably supported on a shaft axis by a first bearing element and a second bearing element. The first and second bearing elements disposed remote from one another along the shaft axis. The shaft axis pivotally supported at the first bearing element for aligning the shaft axis with a substrate media skew. The shaft axis configured to pivot about a pivot axis perpendicular to the shaft axis and extending through the first bearing element." The patent application was filed on May 8, 2012 (13/466,219). 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=8,376,639&OS=8,376,639&RS=8,376,639 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for High Productivity Spreader/transfix System for Duplex Media Sheets in an Inkjet Printer ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,376,498) developed by Barry P. Mandel, Fairport, N.Y., Paul J. McConville, Webster, N.Y., and Injae Choi, Webster, N.Y., for a "high productivity spreader/transfix system for duplex media sheets in an inkjet printer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of operating a printer produces duplex images with improved throughput. The method monitors the position of an area of pressure roller that carries release agent and synchronizes a media transport to insert a media sheet into a nip formed with the pressure roller so the release agent on the pressure roller exits the nip as the leading edge of the media sheet enters the nip. The circumference of the pressure roller is an integral number times the length of the media sheet plus inter-document gap." The patent application was filed on Oct. 3, 2011 (13/251,533). 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=8,376,498&OS=8,376,498&RS=8,376,498 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for System and Method for Cooling Steam Turbine Rotors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,376,687) developed by Ravi Shankar Venkata Kasibhotla, Vijayawada, India, Anantha Padmanabhan Bhagavatheeswaran, Bangalore, India, and Fred Thomas Willett Jr., Burnt Hills, N.Y., for a "system and method for cooling steam turbine rotors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A steam turbine includes a rotor having a plurality of early stages and a stator portion surrounding a portion of the rotor and arranged such that a leakage region exists between the stator portion and the rotor and having a cooling steam channel that passes cooling steam from one portion of the stator portion to the leakage region. The turbine also includes at least one cooling steam transmission channel axially displaced about the rotor that receives the cooling steam from the leakage region and provides it to at least a portion of the early stages." The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2009 (12/577,884). 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=8,376,687&OS=8,376,687&RS=8,376,687 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,376,070) developed by four co-inventors for a "modular auxiliary power unit assembly for an electric vehicle." The co-inventors are Michal-Wolfgang Waszak, Nandlstadt, Germany, Parag Vyas, Munich, Germany, Jan Hemmelmann, Munich, Germany, and Robert Dean King, Schenectady, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for a propulsion system includes an electric motor and an energy storage unit configured to supply a primary power to the electric motor. The propulsion system also includes a plurality of auxiliary power units (APUs) configured to supply a secondary power to at least one of the electric motor and the energy storage unit. Each of the plurality of APUs includes a free-piston engine configured to generate a mechanical output, a linear generator configured to transform the mechanical output to an electrical power, and a controller. The controller receives a power command from the electric motor and/or the energy storage unit, determines an amount of secondary power needed to meet the power command, and selectively activates a number of the plurality of APUs to generate the needed amount of secondary power." The patent application was filed on Jan. 29, 2009 (12/362,218). 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=8,376,070&OS=8,376,070&RS=8,376,070 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Corning Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Corning, Corning, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,375,747) developed by Gilbert De Angelis, Lindley, N.Y., and Ronald L. Kimball, Corning, N.Y., for an "apparatus for sealing a joint between vessels for conveying molten glass." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sealing apparatus for use in conveying molten glass from a first vessel to a second vessel, wherein at least a portion of the first vessel is nested within the second vessel without contact between the first and second vessels, and a flexible member comprising a gas-tight seal separates an atmosphere enclosed by the sealing apparatus and an ambient atmosphere. The sealing apparatus is useful for flexibly sealing a non-contact joint between conduits for supplying molten glass to a forming body." The patent application was filed on July 3, 2012 (13/541,182). 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=83,75,747.PN.&OS=PN/83,75,747&RS=PN/83,75,747 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Colgate-Palmolive Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Colgate-Palmolive, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,376,643) developed by seven co-inventors for an "oral care instrument including an oral care agent." The co-inventors are Bruce M. Russell, Howell, N.J., Van Canady, Princeton, N.J., Steven M. Sorrel, Scarsdale, N.Y., Candi Rancel, Stamford, Conn., Heng Cai, Yardley, Pa., Douglas J. Hohlbein, Pennington, N.J., and Eduardo J. Jimenez, Manalapan, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An oral care instrument includes at least one oral care agent. In one embodiment, the oral care agent can be provided on one or more surfaces of the oral care instrument or included within cavities within the head or in one or more surfaces of a head. In other embodiment, the oral care agent can be provided in or on a thin slab subsequently bonded onto a surface, or applied as a stable coating. The oral care instrument can also be provided with a wear indicator. The oral care agents can be released during one use, during multiple uses, or throughout the life of the instrument. Water, oral secretions and/or chemicals within the mouth can activate the oral care agents." The patent application was filed on Dec. 1, 2011 (13/309,135). 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=8,376,643&OS=8,376,643&RS=8,376,643 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Reflex Printing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,376,501) developed by Joannes N.M. DeJong, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and Lloyd A. Williams, Mahopac, N.Y., for a reflex printing.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure provides for an imaging system comprising an image receiving surface which is moved in a downstream direction; a first marking station which applies a first image to the image receiving surface; and, a second marking station, downstream of the first marking station, which applies a second image to the image receiving surface. The imaging system further comprises a first measuring device at a first location at a beginning of a platen which outputs velocity measurement information related to the moving image receiving surface; a second measuring device at a second location at an end of the platen which outputs tension measurement information related to a tension increase in the media receiving surface between the first and second locations; and, a control system in communication with the first and second marking stations, the control system being configured for determining a modified actuation time of at least one of the first and second marking stations based on the information provided by the first and second measuring devices." The patent application was filed on Sept. 14, 2010 (12/881,304). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,376,501&OS=8,376,501&RS=8,376,501 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Vuzix Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Vuzix, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,376,548) developed by Robert J. Schultz, Farmington, N.Y., for a "near-eye display with on-axis symmetry." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A near-eye display projects virtual images from an image generator to an eyebox within which the virtual images can be seen by a viewer. A first optical path conveys image-bearing light from the image generator to a selectively reflective powered optic and a second optical path conveys the image-bearing light along a line of sight from the selectively reflective powered optic to the eyebox. First and second selectively reflective surfaces fold the first optical path with respect to the second optical path to locate the image generator out of the line of sight to the eyebox. The image generator is effectively inclined to the line of sight to the eyebox for reducing a thickness of the near-eye display. The selectively reflective powered optic is oriented normal to local overlapping portions of the first and second optical paths at the selectively reflective powered optic." The patent application was filed on Sept. 22, 2010 (12/887,572). 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=8,376,548&OS=8,376,548&RS=8,376,548 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Control System to Minimize Inadvertent Ink Jetting ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,376,497) developed by James M. Chappell, Webster, N.Y., for a "control system to minimize inadvertent ink jetting." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A printer includes a web transport that is configured to transport a web of media along a transport path through the printer. Printheads in the printer are associated with web detectors that detect the presence or absence of the web opposite the printheads. A controller in the printer is operatively connected to the web detectors to alter operation of the printer with reference to the presence or absence of the web opposite the printheads." The patent application was filed on Dec. 27, 2010 (12/978,697). 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=8,376,497&OS=8,376,497&RS=8,376,497 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Black & Decker Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Black & Decker, Newark, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,376,679) developed by Paul Gaudron, Stratford, Conn., and Alan J. Armiento, New Rochelle, N.Y., for a wall anchor system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wall anchor system includes an anchor member installable into a hollow wall. The anchor member includes a body having a first end that extends to a second end through an intermediate portion. The body includes an internal passage having a fastener retaining feature provided adjacent the first end. A fastener member is operatively engageable with the anchor member." The patent application was filed on Jan. 29, 2010 (12/696,102). 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=8,376,679&OS=8,376,679&RS=8,376,679 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for System and Method for Operating a Web Printing System to Compensate for Dimensional Changes in the Web ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,376,516) developed by R. Enrique Viturro, Rochester, N.Y., and Howard A. Mizes, Pittsford, N.Y., for a "system and method for operating a web printing system to compensate for dimensional changes in the web." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method enables changes in the operation of a web printing system in response to web dimensional changes being detected. The method includes identifying a cross-process dimensional change in a web moving through a printing system, comparing the identified cross-process dimensional change to a predetermined threshold, and changing operation of a component in the web printing system in response to the cross-process dimensional change exceeding the predetermined threshold." The patent application was filed on April 6, 2010 (12/754,867). 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=8,376,516&OS=8,376,516&RS=8,376,516 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Eveready Battery Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Eveready Battery, St. Louis, has been assigned a patent (8,376,574) developed by four co-inventors for a "multi-spectrum lighting device having a plurality of illumination modes." The co-inventors are David A. Spartano, Brunswick, Ohio, Frank F. Huang, Lakewood, Ohio, Mark A. Ferguson, Memphis, N.Y., and Thomas I. Meyers, Cayuga, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A lighting device in the form of a handheld flashlight includes a plurality of light sources, a housing, a three-position switch, and a second switch. The plurality of light sources may include a visible light source and a non-visible light source. The three-position switch selects one of a plurality of modes, for example, a visible light enabled mode, an infrared mode, and a lockout mode. The second switch is operative to control one of the plurality of light sources based on the selected operating mode." The patent application was filed on Feb. 17, 2011 (13/029,167). 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=8,376,574&OS=8,376,574&RS=8,376,574 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Schwing Bioset Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Schwing Bioset, Somerset, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,376,682) developed by Thomas M. Anderson, Naples, Fla., Charles Wanstrom, Maplewood, Minn., and Franz Tillman, Lagrangoville, N.Y., for an "obstruction clearance mode for silo with reciprocating frame." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for clearing obstructions in a silo having a reciprocating frame uses an obstruction clearance mode. The method includes driving at least one frame in a reciprocal motion across a silo floor until sensing an indication that at least one frame has encountered an obstruction. Upon sensing the indication of obstruction, an obstruction clearance mode is initiated in an attempt to clear the obstruction." The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2008 (12/317,445). 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=8,376,682&OS=8,376,682&RS=8,376,682 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for High End Robust Computer Frame with Improved Load Balancing Design ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,376,479) developed by six co-inventors for a "high end robust computer frame with improved load balancing design." The co-inventors are Edward F. Furey, Kingston, N.Y., Robert K. Mullady, Highland, N.Y., Steven C. McIntosh, Kingston, N.Y., Budy D. Notohardjono, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Kevin R. Qualters, LaGrangeville, N.Y., and Howard P. Welz, Highland, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A load balancing method and incorporated frame assembly is provided for a computer frame having side walls. The frame can have at least one reinforced side, and/or a top or bottom surface comprising of a skin base plate and a counterweight plate secured to one another by side stiffener plates. In an alternate embodiment, an integral extender can also be secured to a top portion of the frame. The extender has moveable sides and a hoist for raising and lowering components into and away from the frame." The patent application was filed on Nov. 29, 2007 (11/947,385). 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=8,376,479&OS=8,376,479&RS=8,376,479 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** MiTek Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- MiTek Holdings, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,375,667) developed by Ronald P. Hohmann Jr., Hauppauge, N.Y., for a "rubble stone anchoring system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Anchoring systems for use in cavity wall structures having an inner wythe and an outer wythe constructed of rubble stone are disclosed. The anchoring system employs an anchor fastened to or set within the inner wythe that extends into the cavity and connects to a J-hook. A vertically adjustable veneer tie enwraps the J-hook, limiting lateral movement and front-to-back displacement, and is set within the bed joint of the outer wythe. The anchoring system minimizes cavity size and provides stability for an uncoursed outer wythe equivalent to that of anchoring systems for standards coursed bed joints." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2009 (12/640,128). 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=83,75,667.PN.&OS=PN/83,75,667&RS=PN/83,75,667 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Carrier Assigned Patent for Refrigeration Systems with Voltage Modulated Compressor Motors and Methods of their Control ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Carrier, Syracuse, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,375,735) developed by Alexander Lifson, Manlius, N.Y., and Michael F. Taras, Fayetteville, N.Y., for "refrigeration systems with voltage modulated compressor motors and methods of their control." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A refrigerant system is provided that includes a compressor, a motor for driving the compressor, a refrigerant system component, and a controller. The refrigerant system component can operate in a pulse width modulated mode having a loaded phase and an unloaded phase. The compressor motor is loaded in the loaded phase but unloaded in the unloaded phase. The controller applies a first voltage to the compressor motor in the loaded phase and a second voltage to the compressor motor in the unloaded phase. Here, the second voltage is less than the first voltage." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2006 (12/520,052). 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=83,75,735.PN.&OS=PN/83,75,735&RS=PN/83,75,735 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Praxair Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Praxair Technology, Danbury, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,376,035) developed by Henry Edward Howard, Grand Island, N.Y., and Richard John Jibb, Amherst, N.Y., for a "plate-fin heat exchanger." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A plate-fin heat exchanger having a plurality of layers for indirectly exchanging heat between two or more fluids. The heat exchanger is provided with two sections and inlets and outlets to the sections to cause streams of the fluids to flow within the two sections parallel to the length of the heat exchanger between central locations and the ends of the heat exchanger. In such manner, the cross-sectional flow area of such a heat exchanger is greater than the heat exchanger in which the flow is from one end to the other end of the heat exchanger. This increase in cross-sectional flow area reduces the pressure drop within the heat exchanger." The patent application was filed on June 22, 2006 (11/472,436). 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=8,376,035&OS=8,376,035&RS=8,376,035 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Independent Manifold Dual Gas Turbine Fuel System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,375,696) developed by William J. Lawson, Niskayuna, N.Y., and Rahul Mohan Joshi, Orlando, Fla., for an "independent manifold dual gas turbine fuel system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present application provides a dual gas fuel delivery system and a method of delivering two gas fuels. The system may include (a) a low energy gas delivery system comprising a low energy gas inlet, a gas split, a low energy gas primary manifold outlet, and a low energy gas secondary manifold outlet; (b) a high energy gas delivery system comprising a high energy gas inlet and a high energy gas primary manifold outlet; (c) a primary manifold; and (d) a secondary manifold, wherein the low energy gas primary manifold outlet and the high energy gas primary manifold outlet are coupled to the primary manifold, wherein the low energy gas secondary manifold outlet is coupled to the secondary manifold, and wherein the low energy gas delivery system further comprises a primary low energy gas stop and pressure control valve between the gas split and the low energy gas primary manifold outlet." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2008 (12/114,899). 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=83,75,696.PN.&OS=PN/83,75,696&RS=PN/83,75,696 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for System and Method for Operating a Turbocharged Engine ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,375,714) developed by Manoj Prakash Gokhale, Bangalore, India, Roy James Primus, Niskayuna, N.Y., and Kendall Roger Swenson, Erie, Pa., for a "system and method for operating a turbocharged engine." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of operating a turbocharged system includes controlling speed of a turbocharger and substantially eliminating choke of a compressor coupled to a turbine by adjusting exhaust flow through a turbine wastegate, or by adjusting airflow through a compressor recirculation valve, or by adjusting a combination thereof in response to variance in parameters including compressor inlet temperature, compressor inlet pressure, and turbocharger speed." The patent application was filed on June 27, 2005 (11/167,420). 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=83,75,714.PN.&OS=PN/83,75,714&RS=PN/83,75,714 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Allway Tools Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Allway Tools, Bronx, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,375,588) developed by Donald Gringer, New York, for an "automatically retracting safety carton cutter." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A preferred embodiment of a safety carton cutter comprises a first frame member pivotably connected to a second frame member to form a housing. Inside the housing mounted on the first frame member is a blade receptacle having a latch, a blade carrier, a biasing member and a follower. The follower is adapted to communicate with a cam profile located on a cam in the first frame member. The configuration of the follower and cam profile provides an extending and retracting mechanism that keeps the blade in a constant exposed position before and during the cutting process, and then allows the blade to retract immediately after the cutting process is complete." The patent application was filed on April 27, 2009 (12/430,297). 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=83,75,588.PN.&OS=PN/83,75,588&RS=PN/83,75,588 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Carrier Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Carrier, Syracuse, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,375,741) developed by Michael F. Taras, Fayetteville, N.Y., and Alexander Lifson, Manlius, N.Y., for a "refrigerant system with intercooler and liquid/vapor injection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A refrigerant system is provided with at least two sequential stages of compression. An intercooler is positioned intermediate the two stages. The refrigerant flowing through the intercooler is cooled by a secondary fluid such as ambient air. A vapor/liquid injection function is also provided for the refrigerant system. The intercooler function and the vapor/liquid injection function are selectively activated on demand depending on environmental conditions and thermal load in a conditioned space. This invention is particularly important for the CO2 refrigerant systems operating in the transcritical cycle." The patent application was filed on Dec. 26, 2007 (12/676,026). 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=83,75,741.PN.&OS=PN/83,75,741&RS=PN/83,75,741 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Radiant Coolers and Methods for Assembling Same ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,376,034) developed by four co-inventors for a "radiant coolers and methods for assembling same." The co-inventors are James Michael Storey, Houston, Aaron John Avagliano, Houston, Ashley Nicole Gerbode, Houston, and John Battaglioli, Clifton Park, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of assembling a radiant cooler includes providing a vessel shell that defines a gas flow passage therein that extends generally axially through the vessel shell, forming a tube cage from coupling a plurality of cooling tubes together to form a tube cage defined by a plurality of chevron-shaped projections that extend circumferentially about a center axis of the tube cage, each chevron-shaped projection includes a first side and a second side coupled together a tip, circumferentially-adjacent pairs of projections coupled together such that a valley is defined between each pair of circumferentially-spaced projections, each of the projection tips is positioned radially outward from each of the valleys, and orienting the tube cage within the vessel shell such that the tube cage is in flow communication with the flow passage." The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2007 (11/862,021). 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=8,376,034&OS=8,376,034&RS=8,376,034 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,378,158) developed by Ryan Hulse, Getzville, N.Y., and Hang T. Pham, Amherst, N.Y., for "azeotrope-like compositions of (Z)-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene and hydrogen fluoride." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are azeotropic and azeotrope-like mixtures of (Z)-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1233zd(Z)) and hydrogen fluoride. Such compositions are useful as an intermediate in the production of 1233zd(Z). The latter compound is useful as a nontoxic, zero ozone depleting fluorocarbon useful as a solvent, blowing agent, refrigerant, cleaning agent, aerosol propellant, heat transfer medium, dielectric, fire extinguishing composition and power cycle working fluid." The patent application was filed on Oct. 5, 2011 (13/253,270). 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=83,78,158.PN.&OS=PN/83,78,158&RS=PN/83,78,158 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cryomech Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Cryomech, Syracuse, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,375,742) developed by Chao Wang, Manlius, N.Y., for a "reliquifier and recondenser with vacuum insulated sleeve and liquid transfer tube." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A reliquifier using a cryocooler in which an insulated sleeve surrounds a portion of the cold head, a first stage cooling station, and a second stage cooling station, including a condenser. Gas is conveyed from a cryostat to the insulated sleeve, where it is liquefied as it passes over the cold head. An end of the insulated sleeve is connected to a liquid transfer tube for conveying condensed fluid back to the cryostat." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2008 (12/264,312). 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=83,75,742.PN.&OS=PN/83,75,742&RS=PN/83,75,742 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Tracer Imaging Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Tracer Imaging, White Plains, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,375,613) developed by Steven Spiro, Chappaqua, N.Y., for an "illuminated signboard with edge effect." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An illuminated signboard with edge effect for attachment to a support member includes a light guide having a body with a first face and an opposite second face and a light entry well formed therein. The second face includes a reverse bevel edge formed along a perimeter edge of the second face. The reverse bevel provides a luminous effect and directs light forward so that exits through the first face of a light guide in the form of an illuminated perimeter and the reverse bevel also provides an luminous halo cast on the support member in a band that exceeds and surrounds a physical perimeter of the signboard as a result of light being directed in an oblique, rearward manner relative to the light guide." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2009 (12/572,004). 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=83,75,613.PN.&OS=PN/83,75,613&RS=PN/83,75,613 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Corning Assigned Patent for Hermetically Sealed Glass Package and Method of Manufacture ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Corning, Corning, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,375,744) developed by four co-inventors for a "hermetically sealed glass package and method of manufacture." The co-inventors are Keith James Becken, Bath, N.Y., Stephan Lvovich Logunov, Corning, N.Y., Aiyu Zhang, Mason, Ohio, and John Bayne, Elmira, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for manufacturing a hermetically sealed package is provided, the method comprising the steps of: using a laser to heat a frit, disposed in a pattern between two substrates, such that the heated frit forms a hermetic seal which connects the substrates and further comprising: directing the laser to enter the frit pattern, then to trace the frit pattern, then to retrace a portion of the frit pattern, and then to exit the frit pattern; and selecting an initial laser power which, when the laser enters the frit pattern, is insufficient to heat the frit to form a hermetic seal; then increasing the laser power over a first section of the frit pattern to a target laser power at least sufficient to heat the frit to form a hermetic seal; and then decreasing the laser power over a second section of the frit pattern until the laser power is insufficient to heat the frit to form a hermetic seal before the laser exits the frit pattern." The patent application was filed on Nov. 27, 2006 (11/992,370). 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=83,75,744.PN.&OS=PN/83,75,744&RS=PN/83,75,744 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Hydroxylated Contrast Enhancement Agents ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,378,134) developed by five co-inventors for "hydroxylated contrast enhancement agents." The co-inventors are Brian James Grimmond, Clifton Park, N.Y., Michael Todd Luttrell, Clifton Park, N.Y., Jeannette Christine DePuy, Burnt Hills, N.Y., Mary Elizabeth Spilker, La Jolla, Calif., and Michael James Rishel, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one aspect, the present invention provides a contrast enhancement agent comprising an iron chelate having structure I ##STR00001## wherein R.sup.1 is independently at each occurrence a hydroxy group, a C.sub.1-C.sub.3hydroxyalkyl group, or a C.sub.1-C.sub.3 alkyl group, and b is 0-4; R.sup.2-R.sup.7 are independently at each occurrence hydrogen, a C.sub.1-C.sub.3 hydroxyalkyl group, or a C.sub.1-C.sub.3 alkyl group, with the proviso that at least one of R.sup.1-R.sup.7 is a hydroxy group or a C.sub.1-C.sub.3hydroxyalkyl group; and wherein Q is a charge balancing counterion. Also provided is a metal chelating ligand having structure IX and medical formulations comprising the contrast enhancement I." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2009 (12/570,705). 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=83,78,134.PN.&OS=PN/83,78,134&RS=PN/83,78,134 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Alcoa Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Alcoa, Pittsburgh, has been assigned a patent (8,375,984) developed by Robert B. Wilcox, Woodstock, N.Y., for a "multiple preset indexing pressure relief valve." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A pressure relief valve having a plurality of selectable, preset relief pressure settings for use in connection with hydraulic equipment. The pressure relief valve includes a manifold and a barrel fastened to the manifold. The manifold includes a chamber that houses a relief valve cartridge assembly, which includes a poppet valve. The barrel includes, a plurality of chambers, each of which houses a separate and distinct relief pressure load adjustment assembly, which includes a spring-loaded ball that engages the poppet valve. Each of the assemblies may be independently adjusted and preset to a desirable relief pressure load setting, which may be different from one another. The barrel is rotated relative to the manifold until the chamber housing the assembly that has the desired preset relief pressure load aligns with the chamber of the manifold, and, in turn, with the poppet valve." The patent application was filed on April 21, 2010 (12/764,491). 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=8,375,984&OS=8,375,984&RS=8,375,984 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Medical Instill Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Medical Instill Technologies, New Milford, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,376,003) developed by six co-inventors for a "ready to drink container with nipple and penetrable and resealable portion, and related method." The co-inventors are Daniel Py, Larchmont, N.Y., Benoit Adamo, Pelham, N.Y., John Guthy, Southbury, Conn., Nathaniel Houle, Hebron, Conn., Brian Tulley, Naugatuck, Conn., and Jeffrey Willey, Brookfield, Conn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A container is provided for storing a product, such as a fat containing liquid product, and includes a body defining a chamber for receiving the product; and a container closure including a sealing portion for sealing the product within the chamber. The container closure includes a member forming a substantially fluid-tight seal between the container closure and the body; a nipple in fluid communication with the chamber that seals the chamber with respect to the ambient atmosphere during storage of the product in the chamber and that can be opened to dispense product from the chamber therethrough; and a needle penetrable and laser resealable portion that is penetrable by the needle for aseptically filling the chamber with the product, and that is thermally resealable by the application of laser radiation thereto to seal the product within the chamber." The patent application was filed on Aug. 23, 2010 (12/861,354). 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=8,376,003&OS=8,376,003&RS=8,376,003 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Bausch & Lomb Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,377,464) developed by four co-inventors for a "polymerizable surfactants and their use as device forming comonomers." The co-inventors are Jeffrey G. Linhardt, Fairport, N.Y., Daniel M. Ammon Jr., Webster, N.Y., Joseph C. Salamone, San Antonio, and Daniel J. Hook, Fairport, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention describes the use of polymerizable surfactants as comonomers in forming ophthalmic devices such as contact lenses, intraocular lenses, corneal implants, etc." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2012 (13/405,604). 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=8,377,464.PN.&OS=PN/8,377,464&RS=PN/8,377,464 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Wyeth Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Wyeth Holdings, Madison, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,377,451) developed by five co-inventors for a "polysaccharide-staphylococcal surface adhesin carrier protein conjugates for immunization against nosocomial infections." The co-inventors are Viliam Pavliak, Montebello, N.Y., Steven Morris Baker, Highland Mills, N.Y., Subramonia Padmanaba Pillai, Pomona, N.Y., Joseph M. Patti, Cumming, Ga., and Bradley D. Prater, Atlanta.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Immunogenic polysaccharide-protein conjugates having a polysaccharide antigen (or its oligosaccharide fragment representing one or more antigenic epitopes) derived from a nosocomial pathogen conjugated to a staphylococcal surface adhesin carrier protein are used in immunogenic compositions to elicit antibody responses to both the polysaccharide antigen and the staphylococcal surface adhesin carrier protein. Such immunogenic compositions are used to immunize against diseases caused by Staphylococcal aureus, Staphylococcal epidermidis or other nosocomial pathogens." The patent application was filed on Nov.7, 2006 (11/593,481). 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=83,77,451.PN.&OS=PN/83,77,451&RS=PN/83,77,451 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Delphi Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Delphi Technologies, Troy, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,375,901) developed by John M. Krajowsky, Palmyra, N.Y., Dominic Borraccia, Spencerport, N.Y., and David M. Peers, Rochester, N.Y., for an "integral valve plate cover/lead frame of a switchable valve deactivating device oil manifold assembly." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A valve plate cover/lead frame unit of a lifter oil manifold assembly used in cylinder deactivation systems to direct engine oil to valve lifters including a body including a pattern of passages that in cooperation with a pattern of passages included in the valve plate form oil galleries for distributing the engine oil, an electrical connector and an electrical lead frame terminating the electrical connector integrated into the body, and a plurality of connector terminals incorporated into the body, wherein the electrical lead frame electrically connects each of the connector terminals with the electrical connector." The patent application was filed on Dec. 11, 2009 (12/636,150). 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=8,375,901&OS=8,375,901&RS=8,375,901 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Oriel Therapeutics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Oriel Therapeutics, Durham, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,375,941) developed by five co-inventors for "methods of operating dry powder inhalers having spiral travel paths with microcartridges of dry powder." The co-inventors are Michael King, Durham, N.C., Jeffrey Alan Warden, Raleigh, N.C., John Kim, Chelsea, Canada, Benjamin Finney, Cary, N.C., and Nicholas Oxley, New York.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Dry powder inhalers include: (a) a first generally planar spiral travel path in an inhaler body, wherein the first spiral travel path has a plurality of adjacent curvilinear channels forming lanes with upstanding sidewalls, including an inner lane and an outer lane; and (b) a plurality of discrete sealed microcartridges with substantially rigid bodies disposed in the first travel path, each comprising a pre-metered (typically dose) amount of dry powder, the microcartridges being configured to slidably advance along the first travel path toward an inhalation chamber that merges into an inhalation output port. In operation, at least one microcartridge is held in the inhalation chamber to release the dry powder therein during inhalation." The patent application was filed on June 27, 2011 (13/169,486). 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=8,375,941&OS=8,375,941&RS=8,375,941 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,377,316) developed by David H. Pan, Rochester, N.Y., and T. Edwin Freeman, Woodstock, N.Y., for a "structure and method for creating surface texture of compliant coatings on piezo ink jet imaging drums." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This is structure and method for providing a textured surfaced that can be used in a plurality of systems including ink jet printing. In ink jet printing, the textured surface of this invention controls ink drawback and significantly improves image quality. The textured surface has an average roughness, R.sub.a, of about 0.2 to 1.5 microns, a texture density of about 10.sup.4-10.sup.7 pits per cm.sup.2, a texture size of about 0.5-5 microns, and a texture depth of about 0.5-10 microns." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2009 (12/432,868). 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=83,77,316.PN.&OS=PN/83,77,316&RS=PN/83,77,316 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Xerox Assigned Patent for Extended Registration Control of a Sheet in a Media Handling Assembly ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Xerox, Norwalk, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,376,358) developed by Joannes N.M. deJong, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Lloyd A. Williams, Mahopac, N.Y., and Marina L. Tharayil, Rochester, N.Y., for an "extended registration control of a sheet in a media handling assembly." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus including a sheet registration nip assembly for changing characteristics of the sheet with respect to the transport path. The characteristics of the sheet including a skew position, process direction position or a lateral position of the sheet. The registration nip assembly changing a first sheet characteristic to a first target characteristic by the time the sheet reaches a preliminary registration datum. A delivery registration datum disposed downstream of the registration nip assembly. The registration nip assembly changing a second sheet characteristic to a second target characteristic when at least a portion of the sheet is disposed along the transport path between the preliminary registration datum and the delivery registration datum. The apparatus including an auxiliary nip assembly disposed between the delivery registration datum and the registration nip assembly, wherein the preliminary registration datum is disposed between the delivery registration datum and the auxiliary nip assembly." The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2011 (13/244,627). 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=8,376,358.PN.&OS=PN/8,376,358&RS=PN/8,376,358 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** WKI Holding Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- WKI Holding, Rosemont, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,376,181) developed by eight co-inventors for a "container assembly with flexible lid seal and releasing arrangement." The co-inventors are Ken Lundgreen, Algonquin, Ill., Steve Grider, West Dundee, Ill., Arif Sitabkhan, Chicago, John Gephart, Corning, N.Y., Paul Katz, New York, Tara Marchiona, New York, Kirsten Climer, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Davin Stowell, New York.

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