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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Virginia (Nov. 16)

[November 16, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Virginia (Nov. 16)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Virginia.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,726) developed by five co-inventors for an "ad-hoc mobile IP network for intelligent transportation system." The co-inventors are Labhesh Patel, San Francisco, Sanjeev Kumar, San Francisco, Shmuel Shaffer, Palo Alto, Calif., Mukul Jain, San Jose, Calif., and Randall Paul Joseph Ethier, Burke, Va.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for intelligently managing a transportation network is provided. The method may include providing a roadside apparatus 18 to communicate with nodes 14A to 14D associated with vehicles 12A to 12D in a transportation network, the vehicle nodes being in a neighborhood range of the roadside apparatus. The roadside apparatus may dynamically detect the presence of a node 14A associated with a first vehicle 12A, and establish a mobile Internet Protocol (IP) network between the roadside apparatus and the first vehicle's node. The roadside apparatus 18 receives, in real-time, from the first vehicle's node 14A event data of events associated with the first vehicle 12A over the mobile IP network. The roadside apparatus 18 or nodes 14A to 14D may further receive or transmit real-time command data to control subsystems of a vehicle." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2011 (13/241,966). 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=8,311,726&OS=8,311,726&RS=8,311,726 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Tracking Vehicle Maintenance Using Sensor Detection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,311,698) developed by six co-inventors for a "tracking vehicle maintenance using sensor detection." The co-inventors are Gregory J. Boss, American Fork, Utah, Peter G. Finn, Brampton, Canada, Rick A. Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., Brian M. O'Connell, Cary, N.C., James W. Seaman, Falls Church, Va., and Keith R. Walker, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Radio frequency identification is used in cooperation with the computer system aboard a motor vehicle to track service and maintenance activities relating to the vehicle. Each component or part of the vehicle that may require maintenance is provided with a unique passive identification tag. The output data from the tag is read by a reader placed in proximity to the tag, and the data is transmitted to an on-board computer module where it is processed, and the service record is updated. A data stream converter may be used to process the information read by the reader into a format that is acceptable to the on-board computer. The data from the on-board computer is stored in a device external to the computer. Provisions are included for notification to the user, the auto dealer or service other agency as needed." The patent application was filed on May 9, 2012 (13/467,529). 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=8,311,698&OS=8,311,698&RS=8,311,698 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** NASA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- NASA has been assigned a patent (8,310,671) developed by Quang-Viet Nguyen, Stone Ridge, Va., David G. Fischer, Richfield, Ohio, and Jun Kojima, Strongsville, Ohio, for an "interference-free optical detection for Raman spectroscopy." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An architecture for spontaneous Raman scattering (SRS) that utilizes a frame-transfer charge-coupled device (CCD) sensor operating in a subframe burst gating mode to realize time-resolved combustion diagnostics is disclosed. The technique permits all-electronic optical gating with microsecond shutter speeds (<5 .mu.s), without compromising optical throughput or image fidelity. When used in conjunction with a pair of orthogonally-polarized excitation lasers, the technique measures time-resolved vibrational Raman scattering that is minimally contaminated by problematic optical background noise." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2010 (12/893,627). 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=8,310,671&OS=8,310,671&RS=8,310,671 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** U.S. Navy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- The U.S. Navy has been assigned a patent (8,311,742) developed by Peter W. Schuck, Springfield, Va., for "estimating photospheric velocities for space-weather prediction." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer-implemented method for accurately estimating plasma velocities on the photosphere based on magnetic field data from vector magnetograms. Spatial and temporal derivatives of the magnetic field components are computed and a structure tensor containing terms that specifically include the horizontal magnetic field components is constructed. The structure tensor is convolved with a window function and a least-squares solution based on the convolved structure tensor is found. The solution includes the plasma velocities in the horizontal and vertical directions at the center of the window." The patent application was filed on Jan. 22, 2010 (12/692,393). 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=8,311,742&OS=8,311,742&RS=8,311,742 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Amazon Technologies, Reno, Nev., has been assigned a patent (8,312,129) developed by Kevin Christopher Miller, Herndon, Va., Eric Jason Brandwine, Haymarket, Va., and Andrew J. Doane, Vienna, Va., for "using virtual networking devices to connect managed computer networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are described for providing managed virtual computer networks whose configured logical network topology may have one or more virtual networking devices, such as by a network-accessible configurable network service, with corresponding networking functionality provided for communications between multiple computing nodes of a virtual computer network by emulating functionality that would be provided by the networking devices if they were physically present. The networking functionality provided for a managed computer network may include supporting a connection between that managed computer network and other managed computer networks, such as via a provided virtual peering router to which each of the managed computer networks may connect, with the functionality of the virtual peering router being emulated by modules of the configurable network service without physically providing the virtual peering router, including to manage data communications between computing nodes of the inter-connected managed computer networks in accordance with client-specified configuration information." The patent application was filed on July 29, 2011 (13/194,840). 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=8,312,129&OS=8,312,129&RS=8,312,129 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pixtronix Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Pixtronix, Andover, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,310,442) developed by six co-inventors for "circuits for controlling display apparatus." The co-inventors are Nesbitt W. Hagood, Wellesley, Mass., Stephen Lewis, Reading, Mass., Abraham McAllister, Annandale, Va., Roger W. Barton, Grand Marais, Minn., Richard S. Payne, Andover, Mass., and Jasper Lodewyk Steyn, Winchester, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention relates to methods and apparatus for forming images on a display utilizing a control matrix to control the movement of MEMs-based light modulators." The patent application was filed on Dec. 1, 2006 (11/607,715). 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=8,310,442&OS=8,310,442&RS=8,310,442 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,311,074) developed by John W. McCorkle, Vienna, Va., for a "low power, high resolution timing generator for ultra-wide bandwidth communication systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A data communication method is provided, comprising: processing high-speed digital data for communication to produce processed data; generating short impulse wavelets; constructing a digitally modulated ultra wideband signal from the short impulse wavelets in response to bits of the processed data, wherein the digitally modulated ultra wideband signal comprises a series of the short impulse wavelets, and the value of each bit of the processed data is digitally modulated onto the shape of at least one of the short impulse wavelets of the series, to produce a series of digitally shape modulated impulse wavelets; and transmitting the digitally modulated ultra wideband signal, including the series of digitally shape modulated impulse wavelets, via an antenna." The patent application was filed on Jan. 31, 2011 (13/017,973). 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=83,11,074.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,074&RS=PN/83,11,074 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,310,796) developed by Robert Gregory Wagoner, Roanoke, Va., for "methods and systems for operating power converters." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A switching circuit for use in a power converter is provided. The switching circuit includes an insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) including a gate terminal, a collector terminal, and an emitter terminal, a gate drive circuit electrically coupled to the gate terminal and configured to switch the IGBT on and off, and, a temperature drift resistant clamp circuit electrically coupled between the gate terminal and the collector terminal of the IGBT, the temperature drift resistant clamp circuit configured to maintain a voltage at the collector terminal below a threshold voltage and facilitate reducing the effects of temperature on operation of the switching circuit." The patent application was filed on July 13, 2011 (13/182,183). 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=8,310,796&OS=8,310,796&RS=8,310,796 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Device Based Emergency Services for Cross Cluster Extension Mobility ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,311,036) developed by Daniel Scott Keller, San Jose, Calif., and Atul Trasi, Potomac Falls, Va., for "device based emergency services for cross cluster extension mobility." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system is disclosed. The system has a call data receiver arranged to receive call data comprising number data indicative of a telephone number associated with a call connection request. The system also has a translator arranged to translate the received number data to obtain translated number data indicative of another telephone number. There is also a number data associator for associating the call connection request with the translated number data." The patent application was filed on Dec. 12, 2008 (12/333,858). 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=83,11,036.PN.&OS=PN/83,11,036&RS=PN/83,11,036 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn., Columbia, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,309,749) developed by Xinggao Fang, Richmond, Va., Timothy A. Boyer, Eldersburg, Md., and John Henry Hain Jr., Woodstock, Md., for a "process of making aluminoxane and catalysts containing thus prepared aluminoxane." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Processes for preparing aluminoxane comprising: bringing into contact under reaction conditions in an inert atmosphere a liquid containing reaction mixture comprising: (i) a water in oil emulsion comprising water and at least one emulsifier in a first hydrocarbon solvent; and (ii) an organoaluminum compound capable of forming aluminoxane in a second hydrocarbon solvent; provided that the aluminoxane produced by the reaction is present in solution under the reaction conditions. In a preferred embodiment a support carrier for the aluminoxane: (i) is present during the contact step or (ii) is introduced following contact. A polymerization catalyst can be prepared wherein the support carrier is SiO2 and a Group 3 to Group 10 metal containing single site complex is mixed with the aluminoxane. Catalysts suitable for polymerizing an olefin such as ethylene or copolymerizing an olefin with at least one C.sub.3 to C.sub.20 alpha-olefin can be produced." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2010 (13/320,144). 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=83,09,749.PN.&OS=PN/83,09,749&RS=PN/83,09,749 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Sybase 365 Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- Sybase 365, Reston, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,311,538) developed by Robert C. Lovell Jr., Leesburg, Va., for a "system and method for enhanced content access." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for facilitating HLR access includes receiving a query request from a query entity, processing the query request to yield an SS7 request message, dispatching the SS7 request message to a HLR, receiving an SS7 response message from the HLR, constructing a query response, and returning the query response to the query entity." The patent application was filed on Nov. 12, 2010 (12/944,856). 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=8,311,538.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,538&RS=PN/8,311,538 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for System and Method for Control of Multiphase Power Converters ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,310,214) developed by Luis Jose Garces Rivera, Niskayuna, N.Y., Ruediger Soeren Kusch, Clifton Park, N.Y., and Chunchun Xu, Boones Mill, Va., for a "system and method for control of multiphase power converters." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A control system for controlling a multiphase power converter includes a current control module, a voltage control module and a current command selector. The current control module generates grid voltage command signals for the multiphase power converter and the voltage control module generates reference converter current command signals for the current control module. The current command selector supplies active and reactive current command signals from a supervisory controller to the current control module when the multiphase power converter is connected to the grid and supplies the reference converter current command signals to the current control module when the multiphase power converter is unconnected to the grid." The patent application was filed on June 28, 2010 (12/824,544). 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=8,310,214.PN.&OS=PN/8,310,214&RS=PN/8,310,214 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** U.S. Navy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- The U.S. Navy has been assigned a patent (8,311,373) developed by five co-inventors for a "capillary electrophoresis chemical sensor." The co-inventors are Francisco Santiago, Fredericksburg, Va., Alfredo N. Rayms-Keller, Fredericksburg, Va., Victor H. Gehman Jr., Dahlgren, Va., Karen J. Long, Upper Marlboro, Md., and Kevin A. Boulais, Waldorf, Md.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A detector is provided for sampling and identifying a material, such as a medium in which the detector is disposed. The detector includes an annular photonic crystal fiber, first and second electrodes, an electrical power supply, an illumination source and an analyzer. The fiber has opposite longitudinal ends, surrounds a center core tube and includes fused capillary tubes. The electrodes are disposed between the fiber's longitudinal ends. The electrical power supply connects between the electrodes. The illumination source emits light into the core tube from one of the opposite ends. The analyzer for compares an emission pattern from light transverse to the fiber against an established pattern, and indicates match in response to correspondence between the patterns. The annular structure has a two-dimensional optical photonic band-gap. The analyzer monitors the emission pattern by optical frequency domain reflectometry or optical time domain reflectometry." The patent application was filed on July 22, 2009 (12/462,062). 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=8,311,373.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,373&RS=PN/8,311,373 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** SureScan Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- SureScan, Endicott, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,311,313) developed by Thomas D. Gamble, Annandale, Va., for an "imaging inspection apparatus incorporating a device for solving cubic polynomials." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An imaging inspection machine for inspecting objects located within articles, with the imaging inspection machine having an inspection location for articles having a quantity of objects located along a path of travel through an inspection location located within the imaging inspection machine. Imaging inspection devices are positioned on the frame and adapted for directing beams through articles as articles move through the inspection location within the imaging inspection machine. As a result of inspecting the articles, output signals are applied to a processing and analysis assembly which performs only simple table lookups into an appropriately formed table and one multiplication for each pixel to correct nonlinearities matched by a cubic polynomial." The patent application was filed on Feb. 8, 2010 (12/701,941). 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=8,311,313.PN.&OS=PN/8,311,313&RS=PN/8,311,313 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** University of California Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 -- the University of California, Oakland, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,309,565) developed by Karl Y. Hostetler, Del Mar, Calif., James R. Beadle, San Diego, and Ganesh D. Kini, Bristow, Va., for phosphonate compounds.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to phosphonate compounds, compositions containing them, processes for obtaining them, and their use for treating a variety of medical disorders, e.g., osteoporosis and other disorders of bone metabolism, cancer, viral infections, and the like." The patent application was filed on Aug. 29, 2011 (13/220,548). 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=8,309,565&OS=8,309,565&RS=8,309,565 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

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