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

[February 15, 2013]

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

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

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Automatic Call Completion in a Directory Assistance System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,374,332) developed by Thomas E. Creamer, Boca Raton, Fla., Peeyush Jaiswal, Boca Raton, Fla., and Victor S. Moore, Boca Raton, Fla., for an "automatic call completion in a directory assistance system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system and apparatus for automatic call completion in a directory assistance system in concert with the public switched telephone network (PSTN). In accordance with the present invention, a method for automatic call completion in a directory assistance system can include receiving and processing a directory assistance request from a calling party over the PSTN. An address for the calling party can be retrieved from the PSTN and an address for a telephone number produced by the directory assistance request can be second retrieved from within the directory assistance system. Prospective telephone charges can be computed based upon the retrieved addresses and the calling party can be prompted with the computed prospective charges. Finally, a call can be automatically completed between the calling party and the telephone number." The patent application was filed on Aug. 3, 2010 (12/849,137). 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=8,374,332&OS=8,374,332&RS=8,374,332 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.



*** JL Audio Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- JL Audio, Miramar, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,374,379) developed by Lucio Proni, Weston, Fla., for a "loudspeaker with replaceable motor assembly." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A loudspeaker is provided in which precise alignment is obtained between the frame and motor assembly before they are connected to one another so that a voice coil coupled to the frame may be properly radially and vertically positioned with respect to a magnetic gap in the motor assembly while allowing the motor assembly and frame to be easily and quickly separated from one another to perform repairs or complete replacement of the motor assembly." The patent application was filed on Aug. 30, 2007 (11/847,448). 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=8,374,379&OS=8,374,379&RS=8,374,379 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,373,999) developed by Daniel J. Eifert, Oviedo, Fla., for "gripping PWB hex standoff." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A standoff device and a concomitant method of attaching the same to a printed wiring board, comprising inserting into an opening in the printed wiring board a standoff device comprising a threaded body, a neck region narrower and atop the body, and a hexagonal head atop the neck and comprising one or more anti-turn features, and threading a nut onto the body to contact a side of the printed wiring board opposite that contacted by the hexagonal head." The patent application was filed on July 25, 2008 (12/180,291). 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=8,373,999&OS=8,373,999&RS=8,373,999 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,373,953) developed by seven co-inventors for a "distribution of electrostatic discharge (ESD) circuitry within an integrated circuit." The co-inventors are Michael A. Stockinger, Austin, Texas, Anthony G. Dunne, Carrigaline, Ireland, Alex P. Gerdemann, Austin, Texas, James W. Miller, Austin, Texas, Daniel J. O'Hare, Turners Cross, Ireland, Paul J. Sheridan, Mary Burrough Woods, Ireland, and Jeannie Han Millaway, Panama City Beach, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an integrated circuit (IC) or semiconductor device. This semiconductor device includes a number of I/O pads or bumps on an outer surface of the semiconductor device, a number of electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection cells and functional modules. Individual ESD protection cells couple to and are downstream of individual I/O pads. Functional modules coupled to and are downstream of individual ESD protection cells. The ESD protection cells protect circuitry within the functional module from electrostatic discharge events. A rail clamp may provide an ESD discharge path between a first power supply bus and a second power supply bus. The ESD protection cells may be collected in groups to form clusters (with linear or irregular placement patterns). These clusters may be distributed autarchically across the semiconductor device overlapping one or more functional modules or within spaces or gaps between the functional modules." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2008 (12/345,507). 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=8,373,953&OS=8,373,953&RS=8,373,953 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** University of Central Florida Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- The University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Orlando, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,372,944) developed by J. Manuel Perez, Orlando, Fla., and Santimukul Santra, Orlando, Fla., for a "synthesis of hyperbranched amphiphilic polyester and theranostic nanoparticles thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of making a hyperbranched amphiphilic polyester compound includes drying under vacuum a mixture of 2-(4-hydroxybutyl)-malonic acid and p-toluene sulphonic acid as catalyst. The vacuum is then released with a dry inert gas after drying. The dried mixture is heated under the inert gas at a temperature sufficient for polymerization. The inert gas is evacuated while continuing to heat the mixture. The formed polymer is then dissolved in dimethylformamide and precipitated out by adding methanol. Modifications of the method yield nanoparticles of polyesters having properties suited for coencapsulating fluorescent dyes together with therapeutic drugs, resulting in theranostic nanoparticles, that is, nanoparticles useful in both therapeutic treatments and diagnostic methods." The patent application was filed on April 2, 2009 (12/417,017). 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=83,72,944.PN.&OS=PN/83,72,944&RS=PN/83,72,944 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Biosynexus Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Biosynexus, Mount Airy, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,372,958) developed by four co-inventors for "opsonic and protective monoclonal and chimeric antibodies specific for lipoteichoic acid of gram posiive bacteria." The co-inventors are Gerald W. Fischer, Bethesda, Md., Richard F. Schuman, Gaithersburg, Md., Hing Wong, Weston, Fla., and Jeffrey R. Stinson, Davie, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention encompasses monoclonal and chimeric antibodies that bind to lipoteichoic acid of Gram positive bacteria. The antibodies also bind to whole bacteria and enhance phagocytosis and killing of the bacteria in vitro and enhance protection from lethal infection in vivo. The mouse monoclonal antibody has been humanized and the resulting chimeric antibody provides a previously unknown means to diagnose, prevent and/or treat infections caused by gram positive bacteria bearing lipoteichoic acid. This invention also encompasses a peptide mimic of the lipoteichoic acid epitope binding site defined by the monoclonal antibody. This epitope or epitope peptide mimic identifies other antibodies that may bind to the lipoteichoic acid epitope. Moreover, the epitope or epitope peptide mimic provides a valuable substrate for the generation of vaccines or other therapeutics." The patent application was filed on June 23, 2003 (10/601,171). 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=83,72,958.PN.&OS=PN/83,72,958&RS=PN/83,72,958 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Jacksonville, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,373,000) developed by Frank Molock, Orange Park, Fla., Jason Garner, Jacksonville, Fla., and Shivkumar Mahadevan, Orange Park, Fla., for a "process for the production of bis(trimethylsilyloxy)silylalkylglycerol methacrylates." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a process comprising the steps of reacting a substituted epoxide, and preferably a silicone containing substituted epoxide with at least one lithium acrylic acid salt, at least one acrylic acid and optionally at least one inhibitor at a temperature above about 60.degree. C. to form a substituted hydroxy acrylate." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2004 (10/862,074). 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=83,73,000.PN.&OS=PN/83,73,000&RS=PN/83,73,000 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Wyeth Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Wyeth, Madison, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,372,995) developed by five co-inventors for "crystalline solid forms of tigecycline and methods of preparing same." The co-inventors are Lalitha Krishnan, Suffern, N.Y., Subodh S. Deshmukh, White Plains, N.Y., Anthony Hadfield, St. Petersburg, Fla., W. James Huang, Hillsborough, N.J., and Mannching Sherry Ku, Thiells, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Crystalline solid forms of tigecycline, Form I, Form II, Form III, Form IV, and Form V, compositions comprising these crystalline solid forms, and processes for preparing these crystalline solid forms are described herein." The patent application was filed on May 25, 2006 (11/440,032). 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=83,72,995.PN.&OS=PN/83,72,995&RS=PN/83,72,995 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** University of Florida Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- The University of Florida Research Foundation, Gainesville, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,373,341) developed by Jiangeng Xue, Gainesville, Fla., and Elliot Paul Douglas, Gainesville, Fla., for a "top-emission organic light-emitting devices with microlens arrays." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention can provide organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs) with enhanced outcoupling efficiency. Specific embodiments can enhance the outcoupling efficiency by more than four times. Embodiments of the invention incorporate microlens 5 arrays on the emitting surface of a top-emission OLED. Incorporation of microlens arrays on the emitting surface of a top-emission OLED can greatly enhance the outcoupling efficiency in OLEDs. With a microlens array attached to the emitting surface, much of, if not all, of the waveguiding modes can be extracted. The microlens array can be fabricated using the inkjet printing method or using other methods, including molding." The patent application was filed on July 10, 2008 (12/668,464). 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=8,373,341&OS=8,373,341&RS=8,373,341 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** HomeRun Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- HomeRun Holdings, Pensacola, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,373,313) developed by Ben L. Garcia, Cumming, Ga., Yan Rodriguez, Suwanee, Ga., and Steven Karl Maurer, Pensacola, Fla., for a "three-way switch for home automation apparatus and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A switch for premises electrical circuits provides wireless control compatible with at least one home automation control system technology. A single switch design can operate two-, three-, and four-way circuits without alteration, and without recourse to coordinating remote switches. The switch includes processor functions for restoring a previous state after power interruption, and for establishing a state commanded during the power interruption. The switch uses two single-pole, single-throw relays for positive safety lockout, and adjusts relay actuation timing with reference to power waveform zero-crossing for contact arc reduction with inductive, tungsten, and capacitive loads." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2010 (12/816,140). 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=8,373,313&OS=8,373,313&RS=8,373,313 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Florida State University Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Florida State University Research Foundation, Tallahassee, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,372,891) developed by Joseph B. Schlenoff, Tallahassee, Fla., for "polymer mechanical damping composites and methods of production." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of reshaping an article comprising a polyelectrolyte complex, the polyelectrolyte complex comprising an intermolecular blend of a predominantly positively-charged polyelectrolyte and a predominantly negatively charged polyelectrolyte by controlling the salt doping level." The patent application was filed on Sept. 7, 2012 (13/606,122). 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=8,372,891&OS=8,372,891&RS=8,372,891 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** SkyCross Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- SkyCross, Viera, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,373,603) developed by Mark T. Montgomery, Melbourne Beach, Fla., and Paul A. Tornatta, Melbourne, Fla., for a dual feed antenna.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multi-port antenna structure for a wireless-enabled communications device includes a coupler-antenna having a first antenna port for transmitting electromagnetic signals and a second antenna port for receiving electromagnetic signals. The coupler-antenna is positioned on a chassis of the wireless enabled communications device to transmit energy between the chassis and the first and second antenna ports. Resonant modes of the chassis for one antenna port are orthogonal to resonant modes of the chassis for the other antenna port, such that the first and second antenna ports are isolated from each other." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2009 (12/644,718). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,373,603&OS=8,373,603&RS=8,373,603 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Harris Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Harris, Melbourne, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,373,522) developed by John E. Rogers, Vero Beach, Fla., for a "high accuracy MEMS-based varactors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems including varactor devices are provided. A varactor device (400) includes a gap closing actuator (GCA) varactor (200), includes a drive comb structure (201), an output varactor structure (514) defining an output capacitance, a reference varactor structure (214) defining a reference capacitance, and a movable truss comb structure (204) interdigitating the drive comb, the output varactor, and the reference varactor structures. The truss comb structure moves along a motion axis (205) between interdigitating positions based on a bias voltage. The device also includes a feedback circuit (404) configured for modifying an input bias voltage based on the reference capacitance to produce the output bias voltage that provides a target capacitance associated with the input bias voltage at the output varactor structure." The patent application was filed on Feb. 3, 2010 (12/699,118). 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=8,373,522.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,522&RS=PN/8,373,522 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** EcoEarthEnergy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- EcoEarthEnergy, Lithia, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,373,394) developed by Henry N. Huta, Lithia, Fla., Stephen R. Phillips, Fairport, N.Y., and Robert E. Morgan, Lithia, Fla., for a "system and method for power factor correction." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for dynamically adjusting capacitance added in parallel to an electrical line input for improving efficiency of an electrical system. A microprocessor monitors in real time the current and voltage wave forms of a system and selects the optimum amount of capacitance from a bank of capacitors of different values. The system is implemented at the utility transformer to encourage adoption of the device by utility companies and customers." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2009 (12/579,055). 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=8,373,394.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,394&RS=PN/8,373,394 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** TQ Gamma Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- TQ Gamma, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,374,511) developed by Peter Snawerdt, West Melbourne, Fla., for a "fiber optic telecommunications card with security detection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A transceiver card for a telecommunications box for transmitting data over a first optical fiber and receiving data over a second optical fiber. The card has transmitter for transmitting data over the first optical fiber, the transmitter having a laser and a modulator, a fiber output optically connected to the laser for connecting the first optical fiber to the card, a fiber input for connecting the second optical fiber to the card, a receiver optically connected to the fiber input for receiving data from the second optical fiber, and an OTDR optically connected between the transmitter and the fiber output or between the receiver and the fiber input. An energy level detector is also provided between the receiver and the fiber input." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2009 (12/590,185). 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=8,374,511.PN.&OS=PN/8,374,511&RS=PN/8,374,511 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Harris Assigned Patent for Waveguide Matching Unit having Gyrator ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Harris, Melbourne, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,373,516) developed by Victor Hernandez, Merritt Island, Fla., for a "waveguide matching unit having gyrator." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A waveguide matching unit is disclosed. The waveguide matching unit includes gyrator having first and second waveguides. The first waveguide includes first and second ports that are connected by a first waveguide channel. An RF signal propagating through the first waveguide channel is phase shifted by about 90.degree. When propagating from the first to the second port, and is phase shifted by about 0.degree. When propagating from the second port to the first port. The second waveguide includes third and fourth ports that are connected by a second waveguide channel. An RF signal propagating through the second waveguide channel is phase shifted by about 0.degree. When propagating from the third to the fourth port, and is phase shifted by about 90.degree. When propagating from the fourth port to the third port." The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2010 (12/903,684). 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=8,373,516.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,516&RS=PN/8,373,516 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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