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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Jan. 10)

[January 10, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Jan. 10)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Florida.

*** University of South Florida Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- The University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,352,194) developed by George Blanck, Tampa, Fla., for a "method to identify cancer fusion genes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Numerous cancer fusion genes have been identified and studied, and in some cases therapy or diagnostic techniques have been designed that are specific to the fusion protein encoded by the fusion gene. However, there has been little progress in understanding the general features of cancer fusions genes in a way that could provide the foundation for an algorithm for predicting the occurrence of a fusion gene once the chromosomal translocation points have been identified by karyotype analyses. In this study, characterization of 59 cancer fusion genes indicated that all but a small percentage of the genes involved in fusion events are either relatively large, compared to neighboring genes, or are highly conserved in evolution. These results support a basis for designing algorithms that could have a high degree of predictive value in identifying fusion genes once conventional microscopic analyses have identified the chromosomal breakpoints." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2009 (12/486,545). 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=8,352,194&OS=8,352,194&RS=8,352,194 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.



*** Siemens Energy Assigned Patent for Turbine Component Tracking System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Siemens Energy, Orlando, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,352,117) developed by Richard J. Martin, Winter Springs, Fla., for a "turbine component tracking system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A turbine component tracking system is provided. The turbine component tracking system is advantageously adapted to determine the remaining life of individual turbine components based on how and where they are used as well as if and how they are repaired. The turbine system is also advantageously adapted to track and analyze design, manufacturing and repair changes or modifications performed on turbine components." The patent application was filed on March 18, 2010 (12/726,589). 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=8,352,117&OS=8,352,117&RS=8,352,117 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** University of South Florida Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- The University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,351,483) developed by James L. Tucker, Clearwater, Fla., for an "architecture for ultra-wideband radio." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided are transmitter topology, receiver topology and methods for generating and transmitting a radio signal at a transmitter and detecting and processing a radio signal at a receiver. The radio signals are transmitted across a wireless interface using Ultra Wideband (UWB) pulses. A transmitted reference approach is utilized. The radio signal includes pairs of UWB pulses with each pair of pulses separated by a fixed time delay. The two pulses are then combined to provide for improved noise immunity." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2007 (11/958,960). 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=83,51,483.PN.&OS=PN/83,51,483&RS=PN/83,51,483 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Harris Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Harris, Melbourne, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,351,484) developed by Alan J. Michaels, West Melbourne, Fla., and David B. Chester, Palm Bay, Fla., for "communications system employing chaotic spreading codes with static offsets." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for code-division multiplex communications. The method involve generating orthogonal or statistically orthogonal chaotic spreading codes (CSC.sub.1, . . . , CSC.sub.K) having different static offsets using a set of polynomial equations (f.sub.0(x(nT)), . . . , f.sub.N-1(x(nT)) and/or f.sub.0[x((n+v)T+t)], . . . , f.sub.N-1[x((n+v)T+t)]). The methods also involve forming spread spectrum communications signals respectively using the orthogonal or statistically orthogonal chaotic spreading codes. The methods further involve concurrently transmitting the spread spectrum communications signals over a common RF frequency band. The spreading codes are generated using different initial values for a variable "x" of a polynomial equation f(x(nT)) and/or different acc-dec values for a variable "v" of a polynomial equation f[x((n+v)T+t)]. The static offsets are defined by the different initial values for a variable "x" and/or different acc-dec values for a variable "v"." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2008 (12/345,163). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,51,484.PN.&OS=PN/83,51,484&RS=PN/83,51,484 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Nielsen Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Nielsen, Schaumburg, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,351,645) developed by Venugopal Srinivasan, Palm Harbor, Fla., for "methods and apparatus for embedding watermarks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for embedding a watermark are disclosed. An example method disclosed herein to embed a watermark in a compressed data stream comprises obtaining a set of transform coefficients included in the compressed data stream, the set of transform coefficients having a respective first set of mantissa codes and a respective set of exponents, the first set of mantissa codes associated with a respective set of mantissa step sizes, identifying a first transform coefficient from the set of transform coefficients having a smallest magnitude among the set of transform coefficients, determining a second set of mantissa codes based on the first transform coefficient and the set of step sizes, and replacing the first set of mantissa codes included in the compressed data stream with the second set of mantissa codes to embed the watermark without uncompressing the compressed data stream." The patent application was filed on Oct. 27, 2011 (13/283,271). 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=8,351,645&OS=8,351,645&RS=8,351,645 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida State University Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Florida State University Research Foundation, Tallahassee, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,351,220) developed by four co-inventors for an "electromagnetic interference shielding structure including carbon nanotube or nanofiber films and methods." The co-inventors are Zhiyong Liang, Tallahassee, Fla., Ben Wang, Tallahassee, Fla., Chun Zhang, Tallahassee, Fla., and Jin Gyu Park, Tallahassee, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A composite material for electromagnetic interference shielding is provided. The composite material comprises a stack including at least two electrically conductive nanoscale fiber films, which are spaced apart from one another by at least one insulating gap positioned between the at least two nanoscale fiber films. The stack is effective to provide a substantial multiple internal reflection effect. An electromagnetic interference shielded apparatus and a method for shielding an electrical circuit from electromagnetic interference is provided." The patent application was filed on Jan. 28, 2010 (12/695,850). 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=8,351,220&OS=8,351,220&RS=8,351,220 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Neilsen Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Neilsen, Schaumburg, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,351,712) developed by Morris Lee, Palm Harbor, Fla., for "methods and apparatus to perform image classification based on pseudorandom features." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Example methods and apparatus to perform image classification based on pseudorandom features are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes generating first and second pseudorandom numbers, extracting a first feature of an image based on the first and second pseudorandom numbers, and determining a classification for the image based on the first extracted feature." The patent application was filed on April 27, 2009 (12/430,717). 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=8,351,712&OS=8,351,712&RS=8,351,712 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Spicola Tool, Texas Tech University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Spicola Tool, Tampa, Fla., and Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, have been assigned a patent (8,351,656) developed by five co-inventors for a "remote contactless stereoscopic mass estimation system." The co-inventors are Joseph A. Spicola, Tampa, Fla., Erion Hasanbelliu, Gainesville, Fla., Amir C. Rubin, Gainesville, Fla., Eric Sinzinger, Lubbock, Texas, and Bradley Null, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A contactless system and method for estimating the volume, mass or weight of a target animal is provided. First, the target animal is imaged, preferably with a stereoscopic camera. A spatial representation of the target animal is derived from the stereoscopic images. Next, a virtual three-dimensional spatial model is provided, preferably having a shape resembling that of a characteristic of the animal to which the target animal belongs. A software module is provided to reshape the virtual spatial model, using a finite set of independently configurable shape variables, to approximately fit the spatial representation of the individual animal. Finally, the volume, mass or weight of the target animal is estimated as a function of shape variables characterizing the reshaped virtual model." The patent application was filed on April 29, 2010 (12/770,268). 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=8,351,656&OS=8,351,656&RS=8,351,656 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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