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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Dec. 25)

[December 25, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Dec. 25)

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

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Object Movement System and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- James A. Bonnardel, San Diego, has developed a patent (8,333,257) for an "object movement system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for moving objects facilitate quick and inexpensive relocation of the target objects. Operator safety is enhanced by eliminating the need to apply manual force to urge a target object into motion, and by inclusion of features such as automatic braking responsive to motor cut-off. Through use of the present system, a user may move a target object, for example a trailer intended for use behind a vehicle, into and/or out of a storage location in a simplified and more efficient manner." The patent application was filed on July 22, 2010 (12/841,907). 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=83,33,257.PN.&OS=PN/83,33,257&RS=PN/83,33,257 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.



*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Sundial for Telling Solar Time and Clock Time across a Range of Latitudes and Longitudes ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Richard Keele, San Diego, has developed a patent (8,333,016) for a "sundial for telling solar time and clock time across a range of latitudes and longitudes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sundial for telling apparent solar time and clock time across a range of latitudes and longitudes. A solar dial is formed with an index point and a noon hour point. A plurality of concentric latitude indicia are centered at the index point and at least one map indicium is overlaid by the concentric latitude indicia where the map indicium has geographic latitudes corresponding with the concentric latitude indicia on the solar dial. The solar dial also includes a plurality of solar time indicia radiating generally outward from the index point drawn with respect to the noon hour point according to the hour line equation at each concentric latitude indicia intercept. An elongated gnomon projects from the index point, whereby the sun's shadow cast by the gnomon intersects the solar time indicia in relation to the concentric latitude indicia to provide a reading of apparent solar time for the user's location on the map indicium." The patent application was filed on June 28, 2011 (13/171,240). 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=83,33,016.PN.&OS=PN/83,33,016&RS=PN/83,33,016 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Modesty Hospital Gown ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Ralada Ryer, Walnut Creek, Calif., has developed a patent (8,332,965) for a modesty hospital gown.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A hospital garment comprising a substantially rectangular main panel and a smaller flap panel seamed to an end of a free edge of the main garment. In one position, the flap panel extends across the back of the patient and is connected by ribbons to the main panel so as to conceal the buttocks and back of the patient's leg and in another orientation of the flap panel, the flap panel does not conceal the buttocks and back of the patient's leg." The patent application was filed on April 28, 2011 (13/066,924). 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=83,32,965.PN.&OS=PN/83,32,965&RS=PN/83,32,965 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Pivotable Shelving System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Robert W. Wise, Petaluma, Calif., has developed a patent (8,333,158) for a pivotable shelving system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A shelving system includes shelves pivotally coupled to stanchions. The shelves are coupled to braces used to support the shelves in a working position. Further, the shelves include recesses for receiving the braces when the shelves are in a stored position. The shelves of the shelving system may be arranged such that all shelves may be moved from the working to stored position without interfering with an adjacent shelf. In one example, the shelves couple to the stanchions with spring loaded barrel bolts and rotate along a common bolt axis." The patent application was filed on May 21, 2010 (12/800,788). 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=83,33,158.PN.&OS=PN/83,33,158&RS=PN/83,33,158 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for System for Attaching or Detaching Firearm Accessories Using a Cartridge Case and Rim Channel ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Michael A. Addis, Hayward, Calif., has developed a patent (8,333,139) for a "system for attaching or detaching firearm accessories using a cartridge case and rim channel." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for using a cartridge case as a tool to install or remove firearm barrel attachments. The barrel attachment includes a channel for engaging a cartridge case rim. This rim channel provides mechanical leverage for rotating the barrel attachment around a bore axis of the firearm barrel. The rim channel may include a curved portion to increase the load-bearing contact area. The contact area between the rim of the cartridge case and the barrel attachment can be further increased by a half-moon insert." The patent application was filed on Jan. 14, 2011 (13/006,645). 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=83,33,139.PN.&OS=PN/83,33,139&RS=PN/83,33,139 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Fluorophosphate Glass and Method of Making ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Alfred A. Margaryan, Glendlae, Calif., has developed a patent (8,333,089) for a "fluorophosphate glass and method of making thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "New and improved compositions of doped fluorophosphate glasses for lasers have a high refractive index (nD) of approximately 1.6 to 1.7, high transmission in the near infrared part of the spectrum and a wide glass forming domain. These glass systems, Ba(PO.sub.3).sub.2--Al(PO.sub.3).sub.3--BaF.sub.2-Dopants, utilize dopants from the group of oxides or fluorides of the rare earth elements Sm, Eu, Nd, Er, Yb, Tm, Tb, Ho and Pr as well as MnO; and mixtures thereof. The composition of glass includes chemical durability, efficiency of laser use in the infrared spectrum and improved duration of luminescence." The patent application was filed on April 11, 2011 (13/083,624). 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=83,33,089.PN.&OS=PN/83,33,089&RS=PN/83,33,089 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hand Held Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Hand Held Products, Skaneateles Falls, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,333,323) developed by four co-inventors for a "mobile device using short cycle power source." The co-inventors are Neil Richardson, San Jose, Calif., James Timothy Sauerwein Jr., Charlotte, N.C., Douglas Hinson, Monroe, N.C., and Ynjiun Paul Wang, Cupertino, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mobile device comprising: a data collection device; a trigger to activate the data collection device; a communication system for wireless communications; a display for displaying information; a processor for controlling software and firmware operation; a keypad for entering data for the processor; a power supply for providing power to the mobile device, the power supply comprising a fuel cell or an ultracapacitor; and a housing for supporting the data collection device, trigger, communication system, display, processor, keypad and power supply." The patent application was filed on June 21, 2010 (12/819,671). 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=8,333,323&OS=8,333,323&RS=8,333,323 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sony Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Sony, Tokyo, and Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, N.J., have been assigned a patent (8,333,322) developed by Yosuke Muraki, Campbell, Calif., for a "product identification system with component characteristics." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A product identification system includes a product system having a component, identifying a characteristic of the component, and forming an identifier including the characteristic of the component." The patent application was filed on March 30, 2007 (11/693,922). 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=8,333,322&OS=8,333,322&RS=8,333,322 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Brandra Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Brandra, Encino, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,333,353) developed by Branden Silverman, Canyon Country, Calif., and Sandra Ramirez, Canyon Country, Calif., for a "compact, portable, temporary mount for portable devices." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A compact, portable, temporary mount for portable devices capable of mounting such a device to any smooth, flat surface is described. The apparatus is compact, lightweight, and can be deployed and removed quickly and easily for user convenience. Certain embodiments of the present invention also provide means for multi-directional adjustment for obtaining optimal desired viewing angle for the portable device and can universally adapt to a wide variety of devices and device cases. Furthermore, multiple methods of attaching the present invention to a device or device case are described." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2009 (12/480,609). 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=8,333,353&OS=8,333,353&RS=8,333,353 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Electronic Bio Sciences Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Electronic Bio Sciences, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,334,024) developed by Eric N. Ervin, Park City, Utah, and Geoffrey Alden Barrall, San Diego, for a "method and apparatus for single side bilayer formation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus for single-sided bilayer formation includes a first fluid chamber including a sidewall and a second fluid chamber extending through the sidewall. A barrier wall, having at least a portion defining a hydrophobicity or hydrophilicity surface property, separates the first and second fluid chambers and includes a nanopore therein across which a planar lipid bilayer (PLB) is formed. In use, an electrolyte is added to the first and second fluid chambers and a lipid/organic solvent mixture is added to the first fluid chamber to form a lipid/organic solvent layer. The electrolyte level within the first fluid chamber is adjusted such that the lipid layer is raised above the barrier wall and a PLB is formed through single-sided spontaneous formation from the first fluid chamber across the nanopore." The patent application was filed on Jan. 31, 2012 (13/362,806). 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=8,334,024&OS=8,334,024&RS=8,334,024 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Illinois Tool Works Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Illinois Tool Works, Glenview, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,333,356) developed by Richard J. Ernst, San Diego, John P. Grimm, Santee, Calif., and Mark E. Gonciarz, South Elgin, Ill., for a "wall mountable holder system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A substrate-mountable holder system comprising: a first portion, a cover, an anchor and at least one fastener, the first portion having a hook extending therefrom and at least one opening for receiving the fastener(s), a cover configured to engage the first portion and hide the fastener(s). The first portion may include a lobe proximate the top of the rear surface and a pad spaced from the lobe, the opening between the lobe and pad, for controlling deformation of the first portion. The first and second portions also may have a plurality of releasably engaging detents to lock the second portion in place, and the bottom of the second portion may angle rearward so as to bear against the substrate when the second portion is installed. Moreover, the first portion may include a barb on the lobe and/or one or more tangs extending from a recess in the rear surface of the first portion to embed in the substrate and inhibit rotation of the holder system." The patent application was filed on Nov. 2, 2009 (12/610,946). 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=8,333,356&OS=8,333,356&RS=8,333,356 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Google Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,333,316) developed by Taliver Brooks Heath, Mountain View, Calif., Tibor Horvath, Santa Clara, Calif., and Justin Moore, Sunnyvale, Calif., for a "recording the power distribution hierarchy in datacenters." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A power consuming device is configured to be electrically connected to a power connection point of a power distribution system of a datacenter. The power distribution system includes a hierarchy of power supply equipment. A first label is associated with the power connection point and includes power supply information that indicates the power connection point's place in the hierarchy of power supply equipment. A second label is associated with the power consuming device and includes identification information that identifies the power consuming device. A reader is configured to read the first label to obtain the power supply information and to read the second label to obtain the identification information. An electrical connection management system is configured to receive the power supply information and the identification information obtained by the reader such that the electrical connection management system records the connection of the power consuming device to the power connection point and the power connection point's place in the hierarchy of power supply equipment." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2010 (12/827,765). 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=8,333,316&OS=8,333,316&RS=8,333,316 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hon Hai Precision Ind Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Hon Hai Precision Ind, New Taipei, Taiwan, has been assigned a patent (8,333,608) developed by David Ko, Fullerton, Calif., for "cable connector having a light pipe having two different sections with different color characteristics." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cable connector assembly (100) comprises a mating member (3), a printed circuit board (2), a LED (24) attached to the printed circuit board, a cable (6) having a positive wire (61) and a negative wire (62) connected with the mating member, an insulative shell (1), and a light pipe (4). The insulative shell is enclosing the printed circuit board, the cable and the mating member. The light pipe has a first transmitting member (40) and a second transmitting member (45) molded on a rear end of the first transmitting member, the first transmitting member is made of transparent material and the second transmitting member is made of untransparent material." The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2011 (13/206,512). 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=8,333,608&OS=8,333,608&RS=8,333,608 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Applied Materials Assigned Patent for Apparatus and Methods for Forming Energy Storage and Photovoltaic Devices in a Linear System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Applied Materials, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,334,017) developed by seven co-inventors for "apparatus and methods for forming energy storage and photovoltaic devices in a linear system." The co-inventors are Victor L. Pushparaj, Sunnyvale, Calif., Pravin K. Narwankar, Sunnyvale, Calif., Dieter Haas, San Jose, Calif., Bipin Thakur, Mumbai, India, Mahesh Arcot, Thane, India, Vikas Gujar, Thane, India, and Omkaram Nalamasu, San Jose, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus are provided for formation of a composite material on a substrate. The composite material includes carbon nanotubes and/or nanofibers, and composite intrinsic and doped silicon structures. In one embodiment, the substrates are in the form of an elongated sheet or web of material, and the apparatus includes supply and take-up rolls to support the web prior to and after formation of the composite materials. The web is guided through various processing chambers to form the composite materials. In another embodiment, the large scale substrates comprise discrete substrates. The discrete substrates are supported on a conveyor system or, alternatively, are handled by robots that route the substrates through the processing chambers to form the composite materials on the substrates. The composite materials are useful in the formation of energy storage devices and/or photovoltaic devices." The patent application was filed on Sept. 17, 2010 (12/885,139). 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=8,334,017&OS=8,334,017&RS=8,334,017 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intermolecular Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Intermolecular, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,334,015) developed by Tony P. Chiang, San Jose, Calif., Sunil Shanker, San Jose, Calif., and Chi-I. Lang, San Jose, Calif., for a "vapor based combinatorial processing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A combinatorial processing chamber and method are provided. In the method a fluid volume flows over a surface of a substrate with differing portions of the fluid volume having different constituent components to concurrently expose segregated regions of the substrate to a mixture of the constituent components that differ from constituent components to which adjacent regions are exposed. Differently processed segregated regions are generated through the multiple flowings." The patent application was filed on Jan. 14, 2008 (12/013,759). 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=8,334,015&OS=8,334,015&RS=8,334,015 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Techlink International Entertainment Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Techlink International Entertainment, Sydney, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,333,645) developed by seven co-inventors for a "system and method of gaming on a computer system." The co-inventors are John Emmanuel Xidos, Sydney, Calif., Vincent Joseph White, New Waterford, Calif., Geoff David Gabriel, Sydney, Calif., Michael Patrick Jessome, Fredericton, Calif., Mark Christopher Nordine, Sarnia, Calif., Ian Grosvenor Coville, Miami, and Franklin Timmons, Sydney, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a new system and method of gaming on a computer system. In particular, the invention relates to a novel method of playing games such as poker (and variations thereof) and other games where the player is provided with the opportunity to participate in a bonus round of play for an accumulated jackpot when the results of a regular round of play trigger access to the bonus round. The system and method are particularly suited for deployment on a video lottery terminal (VLT) slot machine or other computer gaming system." The patent application was filed on Nov. 12, 2008 (12/442,564). 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=8,333,645&OS=8,333,645&RS=8,333,645 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Harvard College Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,334,016) developed by four co-inventors for "vapor deposition of metal oxides, silicates and phosphates, and silicon dioxide." The co-inventors are Roy G. Gordon, Cambridge, Mass., Jill S. Becker, Cambridge, Mass., Dennis Hausmann, Los Gatos, Calif., and Seigi Suh, Cary, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Metal silicates or phosphates are deposited on a heated substrate by the reaction of vapors of alkoxysilanols or alkylphosphates along with reactive metal amides, alkyls or alkoxides. For example, vapors of tris(tert-butoxy)silanol react with vapors of tetrakis(ethylmethylamido)hafnium to deposit hafnium silicate on surfaces heated to 300.degree. C. The product film has a very uniform stoichiometry throughout the reactor. Similarly, vapors of diisopropylphosphate react with vapors of lithium bis(ethyldimethylsilyl)amide to deposit lithium phosphate films on substrates heated to 250.degree. C. Supplying the vapors in alternating pulses produces these same compositions with a very uniform distribution of thickness and excellent step coverage." The patent application was filed on March 19, 2009 (12/407,556). 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=8,334,016&OS=8,334,016&RS=8,334,016 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** I2iC Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- I2iC, Foster City, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,333,494) developed by seven co-inventors for a "multicolored linear light source." The co-inventors are Udayan Kanade, Pune, India, Gaurav Kulkarni, Pune, India, Karthikk Sridharan, Hillsboro, Okla., Manas Alekar, Lake Forest, Calif., Manohar Joshi, Los Angeles, Sanat Ganu, Pune, India, and Balaji Ganapathy, Atlanta.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multicolored linear light source is disclosed. In an embodiment the multicolored linear light source (100) comprises a linear light source (100) emanating light of a first spectrum, and regions of photoluminescent material (102,104,106). The light of the first spectrum interacts with regions of photoluminescent material (102,104,106) to give light of a different spectrum. The composition of different regions of photoluminescent material is different, providing light of different spectra in different regions." The patent application was filed on July 5, 2008 (12/667,526). 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=8,333,494&OS=8,333,494&RS=8,333,494 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Modern Woodworks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Modern Woodworks, Canoga Park, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,333,487) developed by George Mekhtarian, Hermosa Beach, Calif., for a LED grow light.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A light system for growing plants indoors comprising a light source mounted on a single, two sided FR4 based PCB board." The patent application was filed on Dec. 24, 2010 (12/928,952). 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=8,333,487&OS=8,333,487&RS=8,333,487 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hewlett-Packard Development Assigned Patent for Printing Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,333,459) developed by six co-inventors for a printing device. The co-inventors are Rio Rivas, Corvallis, Ore., Jon A. Crabtree, San Diego, Eric L. Nikkel, Philomath, Ore., Siddhartha Bhowmik, Salem, Ore., Bradley D. Chung, Corvallis, Ore., and Samson Berhane, Corvallis, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A printing device (10) including a substrate (22) having an aperture (20) extending therethrough, wherein the aperture includes a side wall and defines a liquid ink flow path, an ink firing chamber (24) fluidically connected to the aperture, and a coating positioned on the side wall of the aperture, the coating being impervious to etching by liquid ink, and wherein the coating is chosen from one of silicon dioxide, aluminum oxide, hafnium oxide and silicon nitride." The patent application was filed on April 29, 2008 (12/933,218). 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=8,333,459&OS=8,333,459&RS=8,333,459 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cooper Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Cooper Technologies, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,333,357) developed by Patrick John Laughlin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., for an adjustable length lanyard.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An adjustment assembly to quickly and efficiently adjust the length of a lanyard used in conjunction with aircraft umbilical connector release mechanisms. The lanyard cable includes at least two retaining mechanisms spaced apart thereon. The adjustment assembly includes a cam portion that retains one of the retaining mechanisms when in the locked position, and allows movement of the retaining mechanisms through the adjustment assembly when in the released position. The cable length can be adjusted when in the released position." The patent application was filed on March 11, 2010 (12/721,805). 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=8,333,357&OS=8,333,357&RS=8,333,357 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** QLT Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- QLT, Vancouver, Canada, has been assigned a patent (8,333,726) developed by five co-inventors for "lacrimal implants and related methods." The co-inventors are Alan R. Rapacki, Redwood City, Calif., Valery Rubinchik, Richmond, Calif., John B. Holds, St. Louis, Sylvie Sim, Mountain View, Calif., and Danny Shen, Stanford, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Lacrimal implants for treating diseases or disorders are disclosed. More particularly, lacrimal implants, methods of making such implants, and methods of treating ocular, respiration, inner ear or other diseases or disorders using such implants are disclosed." The patent application was filed on Sept. 8, 2008 (12/231,989). 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=8,333,726&OS=8,333,726&RS=8,333,726 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Quantum Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Quantum, Incline Village, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,333,319) developed by Anthony G. Roth, Laguna Niguel, Calif., for a "remittance method and system for services." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Tokens containing a unique identification code that allow admission or access to entertainment or personal services are sold and distributed. A seller-distributor node on a global computer network affects transactions that exchange tokens for payment. The tokens represent remittance for services provided by a plurality of service providers. For each token obtained through the seller-distributor node, the system allows a variable rate of redemption at the plurality of service providers upon use by the token (ticket) holder. The token (ticket) holder/user selects which one of the plurality of service providers to request remittance for services at the respective service provider's rates. Different rates exist for a same or equivalent service across at least some of the service providers. Rendering of the token enables remittance for service by the ticket holder/user selected service provider at the selected service provider rate. The token may be in the form of an electronic ticket, a bar code, an email message, an electronic message, a code number or machine readable data/code." The patent application was filed on July 16, 2007 (11/778,423). 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=8,333,319&OS=8,333,319&RS=8,333,319 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,333,710) developed by seven co-inventors for a tissue penetration device. The co-inventors are Dominique M. Freeman, La Honda, Calif., Dirk Boecker, Palo Alto, Calif., Don Alden, Sunnyvale, Calif., Barry Dean Briggs, Campbell, Calif., Jon Hewitt Leonard, Sunnyvale, Calif., Ray Freeman, Cambridge, United Kingdom, and George Gogue, Beaverton, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A tissue penetration device and method of using same. The tissue penetration device may optionally include sampling and analyzing functions, which may be integrated. An embodiment provides control of a lancet used for sampling blood. Electric field coils or solenoids may drive the lancet using electromagnetic force. Advancement and retraction of a lancet may be controlled by a feedback loop monitoring the position and velocity of the lancet embodiments of the lancet driver can be configured to follow a predetermined tissue lancing profile. Embodiments of the invention include a lancet and method for using a lancet to maintain the patency of the wound tract once the lancet has cut into the skin." The patent application was filed on Oct. 5, 2005 (11/244,822). 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=8,333,710&OS=8,333,710&RS=8,333,710 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** 3D Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- 3D Systems, Rock Hill, S.C., has been assigned a patent (8,334,025) developed by five co-inventors for an "antimony-free photocurable resin composition and three dimensional article." The co-inventors are John Wai Fong, Temple City, Calif., Richard N. Leyden, Topanga, Calif., Laurence Messe, Blotzheim, France, Ranjana C. Patel, Little Hallingbury, United Kingdom, and Carole Chapelat, Saint-Louis, France.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a low viscosity photocurable composition including (i) a cationically curable component (ii) a free radically active component (iii) an antimony-free cationic photoinitiator (v) a free radical photoinitiator, and (vi) a toughening agent. The photocurable composition can be cured using rapid prototyping techniques to form three-dimensional articles which can be used in various aerospace and investment casting applications." The patent application was filed on Oct. 26, 2006 (12/092,490). 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=8,334,025&OS=8,334,025&RS=8,334,025 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** WaveTec Vision Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- WaveTec Vision Systems, Aliso Viejo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,333,474) developed by four co-inventors for an "optical instrument alignment system." The co-inventors are Richard J. Michaels, Irvine, Calif., Max Hall, Corona, Calif., Diego Cueto, Monarch Beach, Calif., T. Scott Rowe, Dana Point, Calif., and Thomas Padrick, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An ophthalmic apparatus for precisely positioning an optical instrument, such as a wavefront aberrometer, in three dimensions with respect to a patient's eye. The ophthalmic apparatus may include an optical instrument directed in a first direction toward a target area to receive light therefrom and a camera directed in a second direction toward the target area to receive light therefrom, the first and second directions being non-parallel. The camera may include imaging optics to form an optical image on a photodetector array using light reflected from the target area. The ophthalmic apparatus may also include a processor configured to correlate a position of the optical image on the photodetector array with the distance between the optical instrument and the target area." The patent application was filed on Sept. 9, 2008 (12/206,974). 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=8,333,474&OS=8,333,474&RS=8,333,474 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Diaz Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Alejandro Diaz, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (8,333,300) developed by Alejandro Diaz, for an applying a fluid.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In an embodiment, a holder for an applicator for a fluid may include a magnet for holding the applicator over the container. The holder for the applicator may attach to the rim of the container or may be attached to a container holder. The container holder may include a handle and may be used with a container having bucket handles. In an embodiment, the container holder may include a band with notches for receiving a pivot where the handles connect to the container. In an embodiment, the container holder may include a clip for attaching to a ladder and/or may not necessarily include a applicator holder." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2007 (11/897,730). 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=8,333,300&OS=8,333,300&RS=8,333,300 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** GeneGluidics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- GeneGluidics, Irwindale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,333,499) developed by Jen-Jr Gau, Long Beach, Calif., and Arvin Trung Chang, West Covina, Calif., for a "cartridge having variable volume reservoirs." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The cartridge can include a mixing component for mixing different solutions so as to form a product solution. A mixture of different solutions can be transported into the mixing component where they combine to form a product solution. The mixing component includes a plurality of variable volume reservoirs in liquid communication with one another. The product solution can be repeatedly transported from one of the variable volume reservoirs to another of the variable volume reservoirs until the desired degree of mixing is achieved. Once the desired degree of mixing is achieved, the product solution can be transported directly to a product chamber within the cartridge or can be treated further before being transported to the product chamber." The patent application was filed on Jan. 28, 2011 (12/931,350). 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=8,333,499&OS=8,333,499&RS=8,333,499 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Wet Enterprises Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Wet Enterprises, Sun Valley, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,333,331) developed by seven co-inventors for a "laminar bell water display." The co-inventors are Mark W. Fuller, Toluca Lake, Calif., James Doyle, Los Angeles, Helen Park, La Crescenta, Calif., Riae Yoo, Glendale, Calif., Michael Jason Baldwin, Van Nuys, Calif., Keith Kalis, Lancaster, Calif., and John Edmark, Stanford, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A decorative water display provides a laminar water bell. A gas burner may be provided inside the laminar water bell to produce a decorative flame. A laminar nozzle having an outlet arranged to eject a laminar jet of water upwardly in a substantially vertical direction may strike an impactor suspended directly above the outlet of the laminar nozzle such that the laminar jet of water forms the laminar water bell. Alternatively, a vertical pipe may supply water to a thin annular region between two plates such that water flowing between the two plates assumes a generally laminar flow characteristic and forms the laminar water bell when ejected from between the two plates. Alternatively, a hemispherical nozzle may have a slot arranged to eject a sheet of water upwardly to form a segment of the laminar water bell." The patent application was filed on Jan. 5, 2007 (11/620,596). 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=8,333,331&OS=8,333,331&RS=8,333,331 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Truck Intellectual Property Assigned Patent for Slidably Adjustable Fifth Wheel Hitch Assembly for a Vehicle and Control System for the Same ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- International Truck Intellectual Property, Lisle, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,333,399) developed by five co-inventors for a "slidably adjustable fifth wheel hitch assembly for a vehicle and control system for the same." The co-inventors are Andrea Brown, Fort Wayne, Ind., John D. Fehring, Churubusco, Ind., Rudolf Gruber, Uxbridge, Calif., Paul Dowden, Little Britain, Calif., and Michael John Eifert, Fort Wayne, Ind.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cylinder mount assembly for a slidably adjustable fifth wheel hitch assembly comprises a slidably adjustable fifth wheel hitch assembly, a cylinder mount, a hydraulic cylinder, a first longitudinal support, and a second longitudinal support. The slidably adjustable fifth wheel hitch assembly has a first longitudinal position and a second longitudinal position. The cylinder mount is disposed adjacent at least two sides of a first frame cross member. The hydraulic cylinder is disposed between the cylinder mount and the slidably adjustable fifth wheel hitch assembly, and is attached to the cylinder mount. The first longitudinal support is disposed between the cylinder mount and a second frame cross member. The second longitudinal support is disposed between the cylinder mount and the second frame cross member. The cylinder mount is adapted to move laterally along the first frame cross member." The patent application was filed on Sept. 16, 2010 (12/883,687). 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=8,333,399&OS=8,333,399&RS=8,333,399 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Broadcom Assigned Patent for System and Method for Authenticating the Proximity of a Wireless Token to a Computing Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,333,317) developed by Mark Buer, Gilbert, Ariz., Ed Frank, Atherton, Calif., and Nambi Seshadri, Irvine, Calif., for a "system and method for authenticating the proximity of a wireless token to a computing device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Access to secured services may be controlled based on the proximity of a wireless token to a computing device through which access to the secured services is obtained. An authorized user may be provided access to a service only when a wireless token assigned to the user is in the proximity of the computing device. A user's credential may be stored on an RFID token and an RFID reader may be implemented within a security boundary on the computing device. Thus, the credential may be passed to the security boundary without passing through the computing device via software messages or applications. The security boundary may be provided, in part, by incorporating the RFID reader onto the same chip as a cryptographic processing component. Once the information is received by the RFID reader it may be encrypted within the chip. As a result, the information may never be presented in the clear outside of the chip. The cryptographic processing component may cryptographically encrypt/sign the credential received from the token so that assurance may be provided to a service provider that the credentials came from a token that was proximate to the computing device. An RFID reader, cryptographic processing components and a wireless network controller may be implemented on a single chip in a mobile device." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2004 (10/955,806). 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=8,333,317&OS=8,333,317&RS=8,333,317 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Palo Alto Research Center Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,334,012) developed by John S. Fitch, Los Altos, Calif., for a "method for preprinting and/or reliquifying subpixels to achieve color uniformity in color filters." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A first fluid, e.g., a clear solvent, is printed in a subpixel of a color filter prior to printing droplets of a second fluid such as colored liquid into the subpixel areas. This first fluid could have surface wetting properties such that it is hydrophilic to the substrate (glass) but hydrophobic to the boundary (black matrix). Therefore, the first fluid would flow over the entire subpixel area, but not onto the black matrix. The first fluid would then allow color fluid to disperse uniformly throughout the subpixel. This first fluid may also be used in additional embodiments to re-liquify a dry or partially dry color subpixel, so that color non-uniformities can be corrected." The patent application was filed on Dec. 20, 2004 (11/017,326). 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=8,334,012&OS=8,334,012&RS=8,334,012 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Alcon Research Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Alcon Research, Fort Worth, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,333,482) developed by four co-inventors for an "ophthalmic endoillumination with light collector for white phosphor." The co-inventors are Michael James Papac, Tustin, Calif., Christopher Horvath, Irvine, Calif., Michael J. Yadlowsky, Irvine, Calif., and Ronald T. Smith, Irvine, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, an illuminator configured to emit light into an optical fiber includes at least one pump light source configured to emit short-wavelength light. The illuminator further includes a white phosphor disposed to receive the short-wavelength light and to emit white light in response. The illuminator also includes a light collector configured to collect the short-wavelength light at the white phosphor such that a brightness of the white light is greater than a brightness of the short-wavelength light." The patent application was filed on Aug. 9, 2010 (12/852,829). 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=8,333,482&OS=8,333,482&RS=8,333,482 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for GRS Implant Drilling Guide ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Mark K. Jamison, Beverly Hills, Calif., has developed a patent (8,333,587) for a "GRS implant drilling guide." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A template for drilling channels in a dental alveolar ridge to receive dental implants wherein interchangeable drilling guides are precisely located in a manner that each channel is formed with successive drills that are guided in the same predetermined location, axial inclination and penetration depth in the alveolar ridge." The patent application was filed on May 19, 2008 (12/152,859). 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=8,333,587&OS=8,333,587&RS=8,333,587 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Simple Container Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Simple Container Solutions, Vernon, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,333,279) developed by Charles Veiseh, Vernon, Calif., for an expandable insulated packaging.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A packaging system comprising a panel and a storage device, wherein the panel comprises an insulator and a primary pouch enclosing the insulator. The primary pouch may have a ventilation hole. The storage device is configured to contain the panel in a compressed state. The storage device may be a secondary impermeable pouch, a set of rigid or semi-rigid platforms, or a set of restraint devices. The packaging system may be compressed using a press." The patent application was filed on Sept. 11, 2008 (12/283,395). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,333,279&OS=8,333,279&RS=8,333,279 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Hard Edge for Inflatable Surfboard ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Steven D. Bedford, Vista, Calif., has developed a patent (8,333,630) for a "hard edge for inflatable surfboard." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus for attachment to an inflatable surfboard, which apparatus has a shape and configuration to provide a rigid edge that enables improved surfing performance. The apparatus may be attached to a non-inflatable board to provide an improved rigid edge." The patent application was filed on June 28, 2012 (13/536,856). 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=8,333,630&OS=8,333,630&RS=8,333,630 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Systems and Methods for Pedicle Screw Stabilization of Spinal Vertebrae ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Sherwin Hua, Newhall, Calif., has developed a patent (8,333,770) for "systems and methods for pedicle screw stabilization of spinal vertebrae." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present application is directed to various spinal stabilization systems. The systems can include one or more guiding elements attached to screw members to assist in guiding rod implants and tools to desired locations within a patient. The guiding elements can include a plurality of wires, blades, or tabs. The guiding elements can be capable of criss-crossing or intersecting at or near an incision, such that only a single incision may be needed to perform a surgery. The guiding elements can also include telescoping features that allow the height of the guiding elements to be adjusted in use, thereby allowing multiple telescoping guiding elements to be used with the same incision." The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2011 (13/245,227). 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=8,333,770&OS=8,333,770&RS=8,333,770 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventors Develop Patent for Wireless Video Game System and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- C. Bart Sullivan, Benicia, Calif., and Eric M. Mickelson, Benicia, Calif., have developed a patent (8,333,641) for a "wireless video game system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for operating a multi-player wireless video-game session is disclosed. In one embodiment, a wireless device is configured to establish a wireless ad-hoc connection with another wireless device capable of serving a video game over the ad-hoc network. The wireless device is capable of communicating with the ad-hoc connection through other networks such that a video-game player in one region may move between geographic regions without loss of game play and/or may join other video games associated with other networks. In one embodiment, in response to the user joining the video game, a selection of characters along with personalities and behaviors based on attributes supplied by the user is presented to the user for selection thereof. In another embodiment, the user may transfer a selected personality to another character associated with the video game, such as a computer operated video-game character." The patent application was filed on Dec. 14, 2006 (11/639,074). 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=8,333,641&OS=8,333,641&RS=8,333,641 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for LED Emergency Light ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Jia H. Deng, Diamond Bar, Calif., has developed a patent (8,333,481) for an LED emergency light.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A lighting apparatus includes a primary lighting source powered by from a facility A-C power source, and backup LED lighting source powered by batteries." The patent application was filed on Dec. 4, 2008 (12/327,866). 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=8,333,481.PN.&OS=PN/8,333,481&RS=PN/8,333,481 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Solar Concentrating Wedge ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- R. Michael Murtha, Oxnard, Calif., has developed a patent (8,333,480) for a solar concentrating wedge.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Advanced stationary solar concentrating wedges are described. Using the latest collection optics, sunlight is directed into the wedge to produce a short hot focus. The wedge acceptance angle allows for a two-sided collector. A simple and sturdy non-tracking frame ensures that collected light will follow the intended path to the absorber. The scalable wedge will be useful in making steam for motive power and purified water for human consumption." The patent application was filed on Oct. 21, 2011 (13/278,290). 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=8,333,480.PN.&OS=PN/8,333,480&RS=PN/8,333,480 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Container Restraining Apparatus ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Edmund Waller Melvin, Pebble Beach, Calif., has developed a patent (8,333,500) for a container restraining apparatus.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A one-piece stackable container restraining apparatus incorporates a flat surface and four legs. The restraining apparatus can be used on the crest of a roof or on other surfaces. The stackable feature is used to accommodate roofs of differing pitches and to create a more stable combination. In certain embodiments attachment holes are utilized for ease in transportation and movement. Additionally, the container restraining apparatus can be used on a flat surface to prevent overturning of the container during transportation, such as paint buckets transported in a truck or van. Mounting holes on each leg can be used to accommodate a variety of fixtures such as wheels or articulating pads." The patent application was filed on April 1, 2006 (11/278,415). 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=8,333,500.PN.&OS=PN/8,333,500&RS=PN/8,333,500 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Apparatus for Dust Control ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Lynn Embry, Bakersfield, Calif., has developed a patent (8,333,333) for an "apparatus for dust control." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A dust-control apparatus may be used in combination with tilling, cultivating, harvesting, construction machinery, and other mobile soil treatment implements. The apparatus applies mist to dust particles where the mist is created by pumping water or other liquid through nozzles. Because the apparatus is used in combination with the operation of the dust-generating machinery, the dust suppressing mist is applied nearly simultaneously to the generation of the dust by the agitation of the soil by the machinery. In one embodiment of the device, the operation of the pump or valves which control liquid flow to the nozzles is automatically activated by a optical sensor. The optical sensors cause either the starting of a pump or opening of a valve thereby increasing or decreasing the pressure and/or volume of the liquid upon the dust level reaching a preset trigger point as detected by the sensor." The patent application was filed on Nov. 30, 2006 (11/607,661). 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=8,333,333.PN.&OS=PN/8,333,333&RS=PN/8,333,333 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Compact Computer Station Housing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Skip H. Abed, Santa Barbara, Calif., has developed a patent (8,333,443) for a "compact computer station housing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A compact wall-mountable computer station housing provides storage including a parallelepiped base for holding a flat screen computer monitor, a U-shaped support body integrally attached atop the base for holding a computer printer or a credit card machine, and a utensil tray removably attached to the support body. The housing also includes a swivel wall mount for swivelingly mounting the housing to a vertical surface. A keyboard tray mount attached to a base bottom side allows a computer keyboard to be supported thereon, while a cash drawer which is alternately attached to the base bottom side allows a user to store cash therein." The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2010 (12/910,562). 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=8,333,443.PN.&OS=PN/8,333,443&RS=PN/8,333,443 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Stopper Elastomeric Sleeve Assembly into Standard Valve ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Herbert W. Hoeptner, Gilroy, Calif., has developed a patent (8,333,364) for a "stopper elastomeric sleeve assembly into standard valve." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a valve, the combination comprises a valve body defining an annular seat, and porting at upstream and downstream sides of the seat; a valve operating handle and stem; a tubular part connected into the body and defining a first side opening facing toward one of the sides; a tubular stopper sleeve received within the tubular part and having an open end projecting through a seat defined opening; and a second side opening rotatable by the stem into and out of registration with the first side opening whereby flow through the valve and stopper sleeve is established when the second side opening registers with the first side opening, and flow through the valve is blanked when the second side opening is rotated out of registration with the first side opening." The patent application was filed on Aug. 3, 2009 (12/462,328). 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=8,333,364.PN.&OS=PN/8,333,364&RS=PN/8,333,364 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry, FIH Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry, Guangdong Province, China, and FIH, Kowloon, Hong Kong, have been assigned a patent (8,334,856) developed by Shi-Xu Liang, Shenzhen, China, and Chung-Yeh Sa, Santa Clara, Calif., for a stylus.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A stylus comprises a shell, a stylus body and at least one stopping member. The shell has a compartment defined therethrough, the shell further has at least one first stopping hole and at least one second stopping hole defined in an inner surface thereof and adjacent to the first stopping hole. The stylus body is accommodated in the compartment and is capable of tilting relative to the shell. The at least one stopping member is retractably mounted to the stylus body, each stopping member is configured for selectively resisted one first stopping hole and one second stopping hole with the tilting of the stylus body relative to the shell so as to orient the stylus body in a retracted state or in a tilted state." The patent application was filed on Aug. 2, 2010 (12/848,334). 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=8,334,856&OS=8,334,856&RS=8,334,856 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Sky Station ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Sunstar Im, Lancaster, Calif., has developed a patent (8,333,346) for a sky station.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A single center elevator, circle inner-ring, circle outer-ring elevator, vertical fuselage flight, vertical plan multi-floor section, bottom escape cockpit, top escape cockpit, mass-levitate, ascend, descend flight, first, second, third, fourth section, control tower, bed, food service, lavatory, landing pad, winch machine, jet/rocket fuel tank, circle passage hole, rope anchor hook, earth terminal station, center-hanger, up nozzle, down nozzle, Jet/rocket power plants, inner-docking bays, outer docking bays, multi robotic arms, cone shaped circular, glue, cylindrical multi-soft envelopes, cylindrical thick outer wall envelope, ceramic fiber fabric, geometric form, web-mesh carbon wire, upper chute-flap, down chute flap, helium gas, float, circle center post pole, truss bridge, top circle truss, hover, anchors, parking zone, V-shaped circle, laser, floor gate, test-gauge, repair/inspection, guy-wires, heavy grade mesh-ceramic fiber, launch/docking platforms, light grade web-mesh ceramic fiber, cargo-transporter, airship, disc-shaped circle structure." The patent application was filed on Nov. 18, 2009 (12/592,031). 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=8,333,346.PN.&OS=PN/8,333,346&RS=PN/8,333,346 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** California Inventor Develops Patent for Bucket Stand ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 25 -- Carlos E. Cisneros, Hayward, Calif., has developed a patent (8,333,394) for a bucket stand.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A bucket stand is described herein. The bucket stand has a body for receiving and supporting cylindrical objects such as paint containers. Within the body is a padding for securing the cylindrical objects, so that when a user lifts the cylindrical object, for example, the paint container's handle, the bucket stand is lifted too. This permits better portability of both objects without having to separate them and carry each individually. Furthermore, the cylindrical object is only temporarily secured within the bucket stand for easy removal of the object when desired. The bucket stand is also able to be further elevated and includes wheels to enable sliding of the stand. Additional padding is utilized to allow various sizes of cylindrical objects to be retained. Some embodiments utilize angled walls, magnets and fasteners to further assist in securing the cylindrical objects within the bucket stand." The patent application was filed on Nov. 11, 2008 (12/268,664). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITO For more information about Targeted News Service products and services, please contact: Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service LLC, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://targetednews.com.

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