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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Jan. 15)

[January 15, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Jan. 15)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Florida.

*** Indiana Inventors Develop Patent for Audio/video Automated Payment Facility ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Mark Pratt, Carmel, Ind., and David Harpold, Melbourne, Fla., have developed a patent (8,352,313) for an "audio/video automated payment facility." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A central monitoring station is linked to a plurality of remote terminals, such as payment terminals at a plurality of parking facilities. The central monitoring station and each remote terminal includes a two-way communication system in the form of a video camera and display, and audio speaker and microphone. The station and remote terminals are preferably linked through an Ethernet or Internet connection, although a hard-wired connection is also contemplated. The two-way communication system can be used by a customer at the remote terminal to achieve direct human interaction with an attendant at the remote central station to address problems occurring at the terminal. The communication system can also allow the attendant to manipulate the processor of each remote terminal to collect data, troubleshoot or override the function of the terminal." The patent application was filed on March 17, 2010 (12/725,780). 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=8,352,313&OS=8,352,313&RS=8,352,313 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.



*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Noise Cancelling Microphone with Wind Shield ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Teodoro Lassally, Port Orange, Fla., has developed a patent (8,351,633) for a "noise cancelling microphone with wind shield." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various exemplary embodiments are a noise-cancelling microphone housing including a body and a round wind shield member having a round depression in the end facing away from the body. The body is sized such that at least one microphone element will fit inside. The wind shield member is positioned such that in the course of normal use, wind directed toward the microphone will be intercepted and deflected by the wind-shield element. Deflecting wind away from the noise-cancelling microphone allows the microphone to produce a high-quality signal in spite of heavy winds. Various embodiments may also include a cover made of noise-damping material and/or holes through at least one face of the housing such that sound may pass through and reach the interior where the microphones are located." The patent application was filed on Sept. 17, 2008 (12/232,416). 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=8,351,633&OS=8,351,633&RS=8,351,633 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Florida, New Mexico Inventors Develop Patent for Methods and Systems for Secure Keyless Entry for Vehicle Fleet Management ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Michael P. Kelly, Dunnellon, Fla., Paul H. Kakemoto, Santa Fe, N.M., and Jorge C. Almirall, Acworth, Ga., have developed a patent (8,350,670) for "methods and systems for secure keyless entry for vehicle fleet management." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The technology described herein provides a keyless entry system and associated method for fleet vehicle management. Secure keyless entry is provided to a user for a vehicle in the fleet vehicle management environment without the user having possession of a vehicle key or a vehicle key fob to gain entry to the vehicle. Additionally, in various embodiments, this technology provides a personalized, programmable access device carried by a user desiring access to a particular locked vehicle in a fleet vehicle management environment, an access control device configured to access electronically an on-board vehicle keyless entry system, and an access chip module electronically attached to the access control device and configured to activate the on-board vehicle keyless entry system and thereby unlock the particular locked vehicle. Furthermore, this technology provides a system with local management, reporting, audit trails, wireless connectivity to each access control device, and self-testing." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2008 (12/136,004). 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=8,350,670&OS=8,350,670&RS=8,350,670 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Holtec International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Holtec International, Jupiter, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,351,562) developed by Krishna P. Singh, Palm Harbor, Fla., for a "method of storing high level waste." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for storing high level radioactive waste in a passively cooled cavity. In one embodiment, the invention comprises: (a) providing a container comprising an outer shell having an open top end and a hermetically closed bottom end, an inner shell forming a cavity, the inner shell positioned within the outer shell so as to form a space between the inner shell and the outer shell, and at least one opening in the inner shell that forms a passageway between the space and a bottom portion of the cavity; (b) lowering a hermetically sealed canister holding high level radioactive waste into the cavity via the open top end; and (c) positioning a lid having at least one inlet vent and at least one outlet vent atop the container such that the at least one inlet vent forms a passageway from an ambient atmosphere to the space and the at least one outlet vent forms a passageway from the cavity to the ambient atmosphere, the lid substantially enclosing the open top end." The patent application was filed on April 26, 2011 (13/094,498). 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=8,351,562&OS=8,351,562&RS=8,351,562 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Spring Assisted Magnetic Motor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Marvin Goldstein, Boynton Beach, Fla., has developed a patent (8,350,429) for a "spring assisted magnetic motor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A permanent magnet motor having three chambers aligned end to end where each chamber has a bar magnet. The north pole of the bar magnet in the center chamber faces the north pole of the bar magnet in the chamber to its right and the south pole of the bar magnet in the center chamber faces the south pole of the bar magnet in the chamber to its left. Structure is provided to move the end magnets away from the center magnet and, by means of springs, alternately sequentially snap the end magnets toward the center magnet to drive the center magnet back and forth in its chamber. Shaft members which are connected to gears are provided to control the movement of the end magnets and to convert the back and forth motion of the center magnet to a rotary motion." The patent application was filed on March 27, 2010 (12/748,387). 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=8,350,429.PN.&OS=PN/8,350,429&RS=PN/8,350,429 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cerenis Therapeutics Holding Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Cerenis Therapeutics Holding, Labege, France, has been assigned a patent (8,349,833) developed by eight co-inventors for "compounds, compositions and methods useful for cholesterol mobilisation." The co-inventors are Daniela Carmen Oniciu, Toulouse, France, Jean-Louis Henri Dasseux, Toulous, France, Ronald Barbaras, Seilh, France, Valery Kochubey, Moscow, Dmitry Kovalsky, Mytischi, Russian Federation, Oleg Gennadievich Rodin, Moscow, Otto Geoffroy, Gainesville, Fla., and Anna Rzepiela, Rijswijk, the Netherlands.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention relates to classes of pharmaceutically-active heterocyclic compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, and hydrates thereof, and compositions comprising the same. The invention also relates to methods for treating or preventing a disease or disorder, which comprises administering a therapeutically or prophylactically effective amount a compound described herein." The patent application was filed on Oct. 18, 2011 (13/276,238). 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=8,349,833.PN.&OS=PN/8,349,833&RS=PN/8,349,833 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for System and Method for a Self-charging Battery Cell ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Ismail Kazem, Tampa, Fla., has developed a patent (8,350,520) for a "system and method for a self-charging battery cell." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for a self-charging battery cell are provided in which beta emissions from a Strontium-90 source are obtained by a sensor device and converted into electric energy. In embodiments, a scintillation device is used to intake emissions from a Strontium-90 source, and consequently emit a light or plurality of light flashes. A sensor device, e.g., a photodiode, is utilized to convert the light or plurality of light flashes into electric voltage, current and/or energy." The patent application was filed on April 1, 2010 (12/753,074). 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=8,350,520.PN.&OS=PN/8,350,520&RS=PN/8,350,520 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Illuminated Safety Helmet ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Louis R. Bucalo, Lauderdale By The Sea, Fla., has developed a patent (8,350,486) for an illuminated safety helmet.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Illuminated safety helmets are provided. The helmets include a shell having two or more lighted zones mounted therein, which are spaced from each other on the outer surface of the shell. One or more of the lighted zones can be selectively deactivated, allowing a wearer to control which zone or zones not to illuminate, as may be desirable in certain situations. Each zone, when activated, is illuminated in a variable fashion, such that the light illuminated from the zone changes within a brief period of time." The patent application was filed on Jan. 15, 2010 (12/688,257). 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=8,350,486.PN.&OS=PN/8,350,486&RS=PN/8,350,486 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Method for an Agent Containing Package ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Jose Gutman, Boca Raton, Fla., has developed a patent (8,349,253) for a "method for an agent containing package." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A product package is provided for containing a product or object. The package contains a first agent that is energizably convertible by an energy source to a sanitizing agent including ozone in the package. The sanitizing agent including ozone in the package is transferred to the product or object while in the package. The first agent can include oxygen. The oxygen converts to ozone after being energized by ultraviolet radiation energy inside the package. The ultraviolet radiation energy can be radiated from outside the package, through the package, and into the package to energizably convert the oxygen to ozone in the package. The product or object in the package can be treated with the sanitizing agent including ozone in the package to provide a sanitizing, disinfecting, or sterilizing treatment, in the package." The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2007 (11/932,453). 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=8,349,253.PN.&OS=PN/8,349,253&RS=PN/8,349,253 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Novartis Assigned Patent for Surgical System having a Cassette with an Acoustic Air Reflector ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Novartis, Basel, Switzerland, has been assigned a patent (8,348,879) developed by four co-inventors for a "surgical system having a cassette with an acoustic air reflector." The co-inventors are Shawn X. Gao, Irvine, Calif., Nader Nazarifar, Laguna Nigel, Calif., Cornelis J. Drost, Ithaca, N.Y., and Yuri M. Shkarlet, Pompano Beach, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A surgical cassette have a rigid fluid channel formed into a rigid plastic component or housing. The piezoelectric crystals of an ultrasonic flow meter are positioned on one side of the fluid channel. The side wall of the fluid channel opposite the piezoelectric crystals is exposed to fluid in the flow channel on its interior side and is exposed to ambient air on its exterior side. The interface between the wall and the air acts as an acoustic reflector for the operation of the ultrasonic flow meter." The patent application was filed on Aug. 28, 2006 (11/510,903). 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=8,348,879.PN.&OS=PN/8,348,879&RS=PN/8,348,879 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Biomet Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Biomet, Gibraltar, has been assigned a patent (8,348,980) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and plate for fusing the medial column bones of the foot." The co-inventors are Priya Prasad, Miami, Mark S. Myerson, Baltimore, Roy W. Sanders, Tampa, Fla., Craig S. Tsukayama, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Robert Sixto Jr., Miami.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for joining together a first, a second and a third bone part of a surgical patient includes obtaining a bone plate having a first, a second and a third portion arranged along a longitudinal axis. The first portion contains a first slot for receiving a first compressing screw. The second portion is adjacent to the first portion and contains a second slot for receiving a second compressing screw. The third portion is adjacent to the second portion and contains a threaded hole for receiving a locking screw. The method further includes positioning the first, second and third portions over the first, second and third bone parts. The method further includes inserting the locking screw into the threaded hole and into the third bone part, inserting the second compressing screw into the second slot and into the second bone part, and inserting the first compressing screw into the first slot and into the first bone part, thereby urging the first, second and third bone parts together." The patent application was filed on Oct. 15, 2009 (12/579,960). 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=8,348,980.PN.&OS=PN/8,348,980&RS=PN/8,348,980 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Essilor International (Compangnie Generale d'Optique) Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Essilor International (Compangnie Generale d'Optique), Charenton-le-Pont, France, has been assigned a patent (8,349,456) developed by Haipeng Zheng, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Joshua Hazle, St. Petersburg, Fla., for a "process for preparing articles having anti-fog layer by layer coating and coated articles having enhanced anti-fog and durability properties." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are processes for preparing articles having anti-fog properties, comprising providing a substrate having at least one main surface coated with an intermediate coating obtained by applying and at least partially curing an intermediate coating composition comprising at least one monoepoxysilane and/or an hydrolyzate thereof and at least one polyepoxy monomer comprising at least two epoxy groups, forming onto said intermediate coating at least one bi-layer, and curing said at least one bi-layer by heating at a temperature of 150.degree. C. or less at atmospheric pressure and in the absence of added water steam. Also disclosed are articles made and/or makeable by these processes." The patent application was filed on May 25, 2012 (13/481,254). 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=8,349,456.PN.&OS=PN/8,349,456&RS=PN/8,349,456 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Method to Apply Texture to a Wall Surface ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- John Kochis, Jacksonville, Fla., has developed a patent (8,349,110) for a "method to apply texture to a wall surface." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Defects in walls need to be repaired and need to be repaired so that the wall does not appear to have had a defect in the wall. This is particularly difficult when texture is on the wall. This method will permit texture that appears on the wall to be transferred to the area being repaired with no distinction between the originally damaged area and the original texture of the wall." The patent application was filed on Dec. 12, 2011 (13/316,599). 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=8,349,110.PN.&OS=PN/8,349,110&RS=PN/8,349,110 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Hydroseed Substrate and Method of Making Such ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Fred Vincelli Sr., Clearwater Beach, Fla., has developed a patent (8,349,204) for a "hydroseed substrate and method of making such." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A Hydroseed substrate for mixing with other ingredients such as water, seeds, fertilizer, wetting agents and dye, to produce Hydroseeding slurry is disclosed. The substrate includes cellulose materials (e.g. cardboard, paper and/or wood) and an absorbent. The absorbent is a super absorbent polymer such as linear polyacrylamide (--CH.sub.2CHCONH.sub.2--) or copolymers of acrylamide (C.sub.3H.sub.5NO) polymers. The super absorbent polymer improves moisture retention, improves viscosity, reduces friction, and improves coverage of the hydroseed mixture." The patent application was filed on March 16, 2012 (13/422,581). 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=8,349,204.PN.&OS=PN/8,349,204&RS=PN/8,349,204 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Tennessee, Florida Inventors Develop Patent for Crown Molding Fastener ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Jim Shupe, Graysville, Tenn., and David Shupp, Lake Wales, Fla., have developed a patent (8,347,570) for a crown molding fastener.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A crown molding fastener has a connector portion connected to a mount portion. The mount portion has a tail connected to a foot. The foot is connected such as by adhering and/or anchoring to a rear side of crown molding. The connector portion has a base connected to at least one of a wall and a ceiling. The connector portion connects to a clamp. The clamp receives the tail there through and upon pulling the tail a desired amount, a tension is applied between the foot and the clamp such as by providing a resilient tail and/or a spring member between the base and the clamp." The patent application was filed on Feb. 9, 2010 (12/702,413). 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=83,47,570.PN.&OS=PN/83,47,570&RS=PN/83,47,570 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Universally Installable Hands Free Toilet Seat Lifter/Lowerer ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Joseph Baumoel, Wellington, Fla., has developed a patent (8,347,423) for a "universally installable hands free toilet seat lifter/lowerer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus for lifting and lowering a toilet seat assembly includes a motion sensor, a motor assembly, a first gear located on a shaft of the motor, a second gear interfaced with the first gear, a drive shaft interfaced with the second gear. A lever is coupled to the drive shaft for lifting the toilet seat. The apparatus may include a bearing housing that includes a movable lead screw with a detent. A first end of a first spiral spring is connected to a slot of the drive shaft within the bearing housing. The first spiral spring is wrapped around the drive shaft. A second end of the first spiral spring is located in a path of the detent. The hubs of the second gear and the drive shaft may be connected together using a crank shaft. A microcontroller may control the motor assembly and be programmable using the sensor." The patent application was filed on Feb. 16, 2012 (13/397,880). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,47,423.PN.&OS=PN/83,47,423&RS=PN/83,47,423 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Gravity Controlled Lighting Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Kevin F. McDermott, Rockledge, Fla., has developed a patent (8,348,464) for a "gravity controlled lighting device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A lighting device having a housing incorporating an electrical circuit, a light source and a source of power with a gravity controller. The gravity controller regulates the power applied to the light source in response to the relationship between the position angle and the tilt angle of the lighting device with respect to the vertical. The lighting device has a storage orientation wherein the light source is non-energized and a transporting or use orientation wherein the light source is energized. A plurality of lighting devices are mounted on a storage bracket in a non-energized orientation. A plurality of lighting devices are mounted on a carrier having a changeable orientation, wherein the lighting devices are energized during transporting and non-energized during storage." The patent application was filed on April 14, 2009 (12/423,183). 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=8,348,464&OS=8,348,464&RS=8,348,464 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Post and Rail Coupling System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Roger Rock, Lake Worth, Fla., has developed a patent (8,348,242) for a "post and rail coupling system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A plurality of similarly configured coupling component assemblies is provided. Each assembly includes a first coil spring and a second coil spring. Each coil spring is positioned in a hole. Each coil spring has an interior end of a reduced diameter with a fastener attaching the spring to the hole. Each coil spring has an exterior end extending a short distance outside of the hole. The exterior ends of adjacent opposing coil springs are adapted to interlock and join associated components of the system when rotated with respect to each other about a common axis of rotation. The coupling components also include a cylindrical rod with opposed ends within the opposing coil springs. Each rod has an axial length greater than the length of each coil spring and less than the axial length of two holes." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2008 (12/165,274). 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=8,348,242&OS=8,348,242&RS=8,348,242 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Massage Comb ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Andriette Campbell Rose, Wesley Chapel, Fla., has developed a patent (8,347,895) for a massage comb.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A massage comb is disclosed for applying ointments directly to the scalp of a person. The comb consists of an upper and a lower section with the lower section having hollow teeth with openings at the bottom of each of the teeth. The comb may be constructed of bamboo so that the ointment may penetrate through the bamboo material and apply the ointment to the strands of the hair. The upper and lower section are fastened to each other by way of dove tail system to allow easy access for the ointment to be filled into the lower section." The patent application was filed on June 20, 2011 (13/134,837). 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=8,347,895&OS=8,347,895&RS=8,347,895 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Electronic Gaming Device and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Marcus A. Katz, Miami Beach, Fla., has developed a patent (8,348,740) for an "electronic gaming device and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Among other things, a gaming system device comprises a memory for storing an executable program and a processor for executing the executable program, causing the electronic gaming system to: provide electronic card values to a participant of the electronic gaming system representing a participant player hand and a participant bank hand, while also providing opposing player and bank hands to a house entity. In accordance with the rules of Baccarat, the processor determines whether any of the electronic hands receives an additional electronic card value. The processor further determines a final result of the participant player hand vs. the house entity bank hand and a final result between the house entity player hand the participant bank hand, in accordance with the rules of Baccarat." The patent application was filed on March 18, 2012 (13/423,234). 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=8,348,740&OS=8,348,740&RS=8,348,740 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Adjustable Air Handler Stand and Filter Rack ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Perez Janlert, Miami Gardens, Fla., has developed a patent (8,348,071) for an "adjustable air handler stand and filter rack." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A base assembly for air handlers having a filter. Four metallic legs each have a distal end. The metallic legs also have first through holes at first predetermined distances from their respective distal ends. The metallic legs have a rectangular or square cross section, and each distal end mounts to a floor. First and second metallic upper frames have vertical extensions to telescopically receive the four metallic legs respectively. The first and second metallic upper frames further have braces member and air filter C-shaped tracks. The first and second metallic upper frames each further have elongated male horizontal arms and elongated female horizontal arms that join whereby the air filter C-shaped tracks face each other to receive a filter." The patent application was filed on Jan. 3, 2008 (11/968,791). 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=8,348,071&OS=8,348,071&RS=8,348,071 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Infant/Child Crayon Grip System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Susan E. Brindise, Tampa, Fla., has developed a patent (8,348,534) for an "infant/child crayon grip system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A writing implement has a cylindrical configuration over the majority of its extent. The writing implement has a leading and trailing end and a side wall. A generally tubular gripping member has an essentially cylindrical exterior surface and a bore forming a cylindrical interior surface. The gripping member has a leading and a trailing face. The writing implement is frictionally received by and supported within the interior surface of the gripping member. The leading end of the writing implement is spaced from the leading face of the gripping member. The gripping member is fabricated of a resilient material." The patent application was filed on Nov. 16, 2007 (11/985,681). 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=8,348,534&OS=8,348,534&RS=8,348,534 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for System and Method for Determining Product Authenticity ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Cristhian Javier Quintanilla Aurich, Miami, has developed a patent (8,348,146) for a "system and method for determining product authenticity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The system and method for determining product authenticity including a code assembly having a plurality of preferably three displayed companion codes visually observable on the product and purportedly associated therewith. A communication device is structured to input at least one of the displayed companion codes and transmitted to a remote processor facility. A database accessible by the processor facility includes a plurality of preferably three correct companion codes correctly associated with the product wherein receipt of the displayed companion codes from the communication device will facilitate access by the processor facility of the database and the plurality of correct companion codes associated with the product, wherein product authenticity is determined by a transmission of a predetermined one of the displayed companion codes back to the communication device for comparison with the one other of the displayed companion codes not transmitted to the processor facility." The patent application was filed on May 17, 2010 (12/781,503). 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=8,348,146&OS=8,348,146&RS=8,348,146 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** New York, Florida Inventors Develop Patent for Camera Holder and Shutter Activation Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Jeffrey M. Goldberg, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Murray G. Goldberg, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., have developed a patent (8,348,527) for a "camera holder and shutter activation device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A camera holder and activation device enables a user to take pictures from vantage points spaced from the user's head. A frame defines a camera support position and an attachment device removably mounts the camera to the frame at the camera support position. An extension member such as a monopole is connected to the frame, whereby the frame may be so spaced from a user that the user cannot directly view a contemplated picture via a picture-framing element of the camera. A shifter member is movably mounted to the frame and is provided with a projection extending towards the camera support position so that motion of the shifter member brings the projection into contact with a shutter button of the camera mounted to the frame at the support position." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2010 (12/925,139). 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=8,348,527&OS=8,348,527&RS=8,348,527 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Traffic Control Marker with Protective Cover and Stiffening Elements ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Robert K. Hughes Jr., Fort Myers, Fla., has developed a patent (8,348,545) for a "traffic control marker with protective cover and stiffening elements." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A clear protective cover on a roadway marker for protecting reflective sheeting located on the marker. The protective cover prevents the reflective sheeting from being displaced from the marker when impacted, for example, by vehicle. The protective cover can be formed from a clear, high-impact strength, polycarbonate material. A stiffening element located within the roadway marker increases the stiffness and resiliency of the roadway marker. The stiffening element provides more spring to return the roadway marker back to a substantially erect position after being deflected, for example, by a vehicle. The stiffening element can be a formed from a hard material such as PVC and can have the shape of a ball, cylinder, puck, oblong, or other suitable shape." The patent application was filed on July 27, 2010 (12/844,730). 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=8,348,545&OS=8,348,545&RS=8,348,545 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Recycling Bin Cover ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Augusto Lopez-Torres Jr., Orlando, Fla., has developed a patent (8,348,092) for a recycling bin cover.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention discloses a recycling bin cover comprising a base member engageable with a periphery of a recycling bin's open top; a frame having a plurality of frame members extending upwardly from the base member toward an imaginary apex; a curtain supported on and forming a sidewall extending around the frame; a flap forming an openable sidewall in the curtain; an opening positioned on the curtain and dimensioned to accept materials for recycling into the bin; and one or more lifting members connected to the base member, to the frame, or to both, and extending to form a handle above the recycling bin cover. Also included is a method of advertising by displaying a collegiate or sports emblem on the recycling bin cover disclosed." The patent application was filed on Oct. 6, 2008 (12/245,980). 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=8,348,092&OS=8,348,092&RS=8,348,092 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida Inventor Develops Patent for Vehicle Window Support Apparatus ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- Marco A. Talbott, Riverview, Fla., has developed a patent (8,348,208) for a "vehicle window support apparatus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The vehicle window support apparatus provides for a user to hold a vehicle window in a desired position, relative to up and down, without the typical vehicle window support mechanisms. The apparatus does not need tools or hard installation into the vehicle. Instead, suction cups hold the window. The apparatus lower vertical member and horizontal member position the apparatus within the existing window channel of a given vehicle. The slanted member enables the upper vertical member to be proximal to the window itself, whereby the suction cups are then temporarily and removably affixed to the window, holding the window as desired by a user. Upon termination of use, the apparatus suction cups are easily removed from the window and the lower vertical member removed from the window channel." The patent application was filed on May 13, 2010 (12/779,390). 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=8,348,208&OS=8,348,208&RS=8,348,208 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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