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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Wisconsin (Nov. 29)

[November 29, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Wisconsin (Nov. 29)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Wisconsin.

*** Rockwell Automation Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Rockwell Automation Technologies, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,321,187) developed by Philip John Kaufman, Milwaukee, and Marcia Elaine Walker, Durham, N.C., for a "process simulation utilizing component-specific consumption data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatuses are provided for simulating components and processes using discrete, variable-granularity, component-specific data relating to energy consumption or other sustainability factors. Simulations can be analyzed and optimized to facilitate forecasting of sustainability factors and determine advantageous modifications to the components or processes." The patent application was filed on April 24, 2009 (12/429,860). 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=8,321,187&OS=8,321,187&RS=8,321,187 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** Trane International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Trane International, Piscataway, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,321,058) developed by John Q. Zhou, Onalaska, Wis., Bert L. Feinberg, Clarksville, Tenn., and Randy L. Henk, White Bear Lake, Minn., for a "HVAC control system having integrated CPH cycling control and deadband staging." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of controlling an HVAC system including programming a thermostat of the HVAC system to define a temperature set point, a temperature differential around the temperature set point, and a number of cycles per hour for a temperature control source of the HVAC system. The method also includes sensing a temperature, executing a cycling control algorithm that includes the temperature, the temperature set point, and the number of cycles per hour as inputs to determine a duty cycle, and running the temperature control source according to the duty cycle when the temperature is within the temperature differential. The method further includes executing a deadband algorithm to turn on the temperature control source when the temperature is outside of the temperature differential at one extreme and to turn off the temperature control source when the temperature is outside the temperature differential at the opposite extreme." The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2010 (12/889,822). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,321,058&OS=8,321,058&RS=8,321,058 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** S.C. Johnson & Son Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- S.C. Johnson & Son, Racine, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,320,751) developed by Jose Porchia, Greenfield, Wis., Pedro Emanuel Vasconcelos de Queiroz Vieira, Cascais, Portugal, and Martin S. Payne, Racine, Wis., for a "volatile material diffuser and method of preventing undesirable mixing of volatile materials." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A volatile material diffuser includes a housing and first and second containers holding first and second volatile materials and having first and second wicks, respectively, in contact with respective volatile materials and extending out of respective containers, wherein the containers are inserted into and detachably attached to the housing. The diffuser further includes first and second heaters disposed within the housing adjacent the first and second wicks, respectively, to vaporize the first and second volatile materials, respectively. A means for providing an air flow is disposed in the housing such that air from the means for providing an air flow transports vaporized volatile materials away from the housing. The heaters are energized in an alternating sequence such that, when a heater is deactivated, the means for providing an air flow cools a wick associated with the deactivated heater." The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2008 (12/288,606). 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=83,20,751.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,751&RS=PN/83,20,751 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Caterpillar Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Caterpillar, Peoria, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,320,627) developed by Michael S. McDaniel, Peoria, Ill., and Susmita Dutta, Waukesha, Wis., for a "machine control system utilizing stereo disparity density." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A control system for a mobile machine is disclosed. The control system may have a first sensor mounted on the mobile machine and configured to capture a first image of a region near the mobile machine, a second sensor mounted on the mobile machine and configured to capture a second image of the region, and a controller in communication with the first and second sensors. The controller may be configured to generate a stereo image from the first and second images, compute a disparity map of the stereo image, and generate an output to affect operation of the machine when a density of the disparity map is less than a threshold density." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2010 (12/817,530). 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=83,20,627.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,627&RS=PN/83,20,627 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Method and System for Processing Application Logs ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,320,551) developed by Marcialito V. Nuestro, Livermore, Calif., Rahul Anandani, Schaumburg, Ill., and Kevin J. Murray, Pleasant Prairie, Wis., for a "method and system for processing application logs." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for processing application logs describing transactions in a computer telephony integration (CTI) environment is disclosed. The CTI environment includes a plurality of CTI servers configured to execute CTI applications. Numerous instances or types of CTI applications may be executed. A user may request information for a transaction performed in the CTI environment. The relevant application logs indicating the transaction may be determined and output. Information indicating the relevant application logs may be output to the user." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2008 (12/337,344). 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=83,20,551.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,551&RS=PN/83,20,551 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for Method and System for Operating an Electron Beam System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,320,521) developed by five co-inventors for a "method and system for operating an electron beam system." The co-inventors are Yun Zou, Clifton Park, N.Y., Carey Shawn Rogers, Brookfield, Wis., Christopher David Unger, Brookfield, Wis., Mark Alan Frontera, Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Sergio Lemaitre, Whitefish Bay, Wis.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for operating an electron beam system is presented. Further, an electron beam system, an X-ray tube and a CT system that implement the presented method are also described. The method includes generating an electron beam in an X-ray tube in an imaging system. Additionally, a current configuration corresponding to a particular view of the imaging system is identified. If the identified current configuration is within a determined range, a duty cycle of the electron beam for the particular view of the imaging system is modulated using pulse width modulation. Further, the modulated electron beam is focused towards a target." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2010 (12/894,781). 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=83,20,521.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,521&RS=PN/83,20,521 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,320,489) developed by four co-inventors for "determining channel coefficients in a multipath channel." The co-inventors are Waheed Uz Zaman Bajwa, Madison, Wis., Akbar Muhammad Sayeed, Madison, Wis., Robert David Nowak, Madison, Wis., and Jarvis Haupt, Madison, Wis.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device, method, and computer-readable medium are provided. The device includes, but is not limited to, an antenna configured to receive a multipath signal and a processor operably coupled to the antenna to receive the multipath signal. The processor is configured to determine a training signal transmitted from a second device to create the received multipath signal; sample the received multipath signal; and determine channel coefficients based on the sampled multipath signal and the determined training signal using a mixed-norm convex optimization process, wherein the channel coefficients characterize a channel associated with the multipath signal." The patent application was filed on Feb. 20, 2009 (12/390,323). 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=83,20,489.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,489&RS=PN/83,20,489 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Inter-domain Path Computation Technique ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 29 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,320,255) developed by Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Dunstable, Mass., Muthurajah Sivabalan, Kanata, Canada, and David D. Ward, Somerset, Wis., for an "inter-domain path computation technique." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A technique computes a traffic engineering (TE) label switched path (LSP) that spans multiple domains of a computer network from a head-end node of a local domain to a tail-end node of a remote domain. The novel inter-domain TE-LSP computation technique comprises a computation algorithm executed by the head-end node, which utilizes Path Computation Elements (PCEs) located within the remote domains (i.e., other than the local domain). Specifically, the head-end node requests path segments from a PCE in each of the remote domains, in which the path segments represent paths between all entry border routers to either all exit border routers of the particular remote domain (i.e., through the domain), or to the tail-end node. Upon receiving path segments from each remote domain, the head-end node combines the path segments with local domain information, and performs a forward path computation from the head-end node to the tail-end node to find the best (i.e., "shortest") path." The patent application was filed on Feb. 2, 2005 (11/049,587). 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=83,20,255.PN.&OS=PN/83,20,255&RS=PN/83,20,255 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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