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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania (Jan. 25)

[January 25, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania (Jan. 25)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Pennsylvania.

*** International Rectifier Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25 -- International Rectifier, El Segundo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,358,005) developed by four co-inventors for a "packaged gallium nitride material transistors and methods associated with the same." The co-inventors are Isik C. Kizilyalli, Raleigh, N.C., Robert J. Therrien, Apex, N.C., David M. Boulin, Bethlehem, Pa., and Apurva D. Chaudhari, Raleigh, N.C.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides semiconductor material (e.g., gallium nitride material) devices (e.g., transistors) and methods associated with the same. The devices may be supported within a package that is formed, in part, of a polymeric material. In other embodiments, the devices may be mounted to a support (e.g., circuit board) and a polymeric material may encapsulate a portion of the device extending from the support." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2008 (12/132,985). 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=8,358,005&OS=8,358,005&RS=8,358,005 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Air Products and Chemicals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25 -- Air Products and Chemicals, Allentown, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,357,764) developed by Maw Lin Foo, Berkeley, Calif., Gamini Ananda Vedage, Bethlehem, Pa., and Atteye Houssein Abdourazak, Allentown, Pa., for "fast curable epoxy compositions containing imidazole- and 1-(aminoalkyl) imidazole-isocyanate adducts." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Epoxy curing agents comprising imidazole-isocyanate adducts, including 1-(aminoalkyl)imidazole-isocyanate adducts and especially 1-(3-aminopropyl)imidazole-isocyanate adducts, and their use as curing agents in heat curable one-component epoxy resin compositions. Epoxy curing agents comprising imidazole-isocyanate adducts comprising the reaction product of at least one imidazole, at least one polyisocyanate and at least one diamine." The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2009 (12/609,068). 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=83,57,764.PN.&OS=PN/83,57,764&RS=PN/83,57,764 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Armstrong World Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25 -- Armstrong World Industries, Lancaster, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,357,752) developed by Tony T. Pastrana, Millersville, Pa., and Keith T. Quisenberry, Thorndale, Pa., for a "tinted spray buff and tiecoat." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A tinted coating for a hard-surfaced floor, such as a hardwood floor, includes a base component and at least one colorant. The base component comprises an acrylic polymer and water, and the colorant is selected from the group consisting of a tint, a dye, and a pigment. The tinted coating is either a tinted tiecoat or a tinted spray buff. The tinted coating is used to improve the appearance of the hard-surfaced floor." The patent application was filed on April 17, 2009 (12/425,560). 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=83,57,752.PN.&OS=PN/83,57,752&RS=PN/83,57,752 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Pioneer Hi Bred International Assigned Patent for Maize Variety Hybrid X7H291 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25 -- Pioneer Hi Bred International, Johnston, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,357,842) developed by five co-inventors for a "maize variety hybrid X7H291." The co-inventors are Mark David Hoffbeck, Macomb, Ill., William Andrew Wilson, Noblesville, Ind., Gary Edward Henke, Marshall, Mo., David Walter Whitaker, Narvon, Pa., and Robert Alan Guse, Evansville, Ind.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel maize variety designated X7H291 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing hybrid maize variety X7H291 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X7H291 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X7H291, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X7H291. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X7H291." The patent application was filed on June 3, 2010 (12/792,787). 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=83,57,842.PN.&OS=PN/83,57,842&RS=PN/83,57,842 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Newlink Genetics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25 -- Newlink Genetics, Ames, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,357,777) developed by six co-inventors for an "enhanced immunogenicity of tumor associated antigens by addition of .alpha.gal epitopes." The co-inventors are Mario R. Mautino, Ankeny, Iowa, Nicholas N. Vahanian, Polk City, Iowa, Won-Bin Young, Pittsburgh, Gabriela Rossi, Ankeny, Iowa, Charles J. Link, Clive, Iowa, and Firoz Jaipuri, Ames, Iowa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention relates to methods and compositions for causing the selective targeting and killing of tumor cells. The present invention describes prophylactic or therapeutic cancer vaccines based on purified TAA proteins or TAA-derived synthetic peptides altered by chemical, enzymatic or chemo-enzymatic methods to introduce .alpha.Gal epi topes or .alpha.Gal glycomimetic epitopes, in order to allow for enhanced opsonization of the antigen by natural anti-.alpha.Gal antibodies to stimulate TAA capture and presentation, thereby inducing a humoral and cellular immune response to the TAA expressed by a tumor. The animal's immune system thus is stimulated to produce tumor specific cytotoxic cells and antibodies which will attack and kill tumor cells present in the animal." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2011 (13/173,692). 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=83,57,777.PN.&OS=PN/83,57,777&RS=PN/83,57,777 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Dow Global Technologies, Rohm and Haas Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25 -- Dow Global Technologies, Midland, Mich., and Rohm and Haas, Philadelphia, have been assigned a patent (8,357,749) developed by six co-inventors for a "coating composition and articles made therefrom." The co-inventors are David L. Malotky, Midland, Mich., Bernhard Kainz, Lauf, Germany, Charles F. Diehl, Blue Bell, Pa., Denise Lindenmuth, North Wales, Pa., Timothy J. Young, Bay City, Mich., and John N. Argyropoulos, Midland, Mich.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The instant invention provides an aqueous dispersion, a coating composition, coating layers and coated article made therefrom. The coating composition according to the present invention comprises: (1) the inventive aqueous dispersion comprising the melt blending product of: (a) from 50 to 99 percent by weight of one or more polyethylene terephthalate resins, based on the total solid content of the dispersion; (b) from 1 to 50 percent by weight of one or more stabilizing agents comprising at least one second polyester, based on the total solid content of the dispersion, wherein said second polyester (i) has a carboxylic acid group and an acid number equal to or greater than 15, based on the solid content of the second polyester; or (ii) is a self-dispersing sulfopolyester; (c) one or more neutralizing agents; and (d) from 15 to 90 percent by weight of water, based on the total weight of the dispersion; wherein said dispersion has a solid content of 10 to 85 percent, based on the total weight of the dispersion; and (2) optionally one or more cross-linking agents." The patent application was filed on March 2, 2011 (13/039,145). 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=83,57,749.PN.&OS=PN/83,57,749&RS=PN/83,57,749 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Bristol-Myers Squibb Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,357,809) developed by four co-inventors for acyclic I.sub.Kur inhibitors. The co-inventors are James A. Johnson, Pennington, N.J., Yoon Jeon, Belle Mead, N.J., John Lloyd, Yardley, Pa., and Heather Finlay, Skillman, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A compound of formula I ##STR00001## wherein R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3, R.sup.4 and R.sup.5 are described herein." The patent application was filed on March 15, 2011 (13/047,998). 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=83,57,809.PN.&OS=PN/83,57,809&RS=PN/83,57,809 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Handshot Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25 -- Handshot, Pittsburgh, has been assigned a patent (8,358,336) developed by Latanya A. Sweeney, Pittsburgh, Ralph Gross, Pittsburgh, and Xiaoqian Jiang, Pittsburgh, for "frontal hand capture of fingerprints, palm prints and hand geometry using contactless photography." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is a system and method that captures hand geometry, full-length fingerprints, and/or palm prints from a frontal view of a freely posed hand using contactless photography. A system and method for capturing biometric data of a hand includes the steps of and means for (a) digitally photographing a designated contactless capture area not having any predefined hand-positioning structures or platen for receiving a hand, to obtain a captured image of the capture area that includes a naturally-posed hand; (b) extracting a frontal hand image of the naturally-posed hand by applying an Active Appearance Model (AAM) to the captured image; (c) computing a plurality of hand geometry measurements of the frontal hand image; and (d) comparing the plurality of hand geometry measurements from the frontal hand image to corresponding existing hand geometry measurements, wherein the comparison results in a best match." The patent application was filed on July 27, 2009 (12/509,926). 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=8,358,336&OS=8,358,336&RS=8,358,336 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cisco Technology Assigned Patent for Multiple Video Camera Processing for Teleconferencing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,358,328) developed by Joseph T. Friel, Ardmore, Pa., and J. William Mauchly, Berwyn, Pa., for a "multiple video camera processing for teleconferencing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, an apparatus, and a storage medium with executable code to execute a method including accepting camera views of at least some participants of a teleconference, each view from a corresponding video camera, with the camera views together including at least one view of each participant. The method includes accepting audio from a plurality of microphones, and processing the audio from the plurality of microphones to generate audio data and direction information indicative of the direction of sound received at the microphones. The method further includes generating one or more candidate people views, with each people view being of an area enclosing a head and shoulders view of at least one participant. The method also includes making a selection, according to the direction information, of which at least one of the candidate people views are to be transmitted to one or more remote endpoints." The patent application was filed on Nov. 20, 2008 (12/275,119). 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=8,358,328&OS=8,358,328&RS=8,358,328 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Fairchild Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25 -- Fairchild Semiconductor, South Portland, Maine, has been assigned a patent (8,357,976) developed by six co-inventors for a "wide bandgap device in parallel with a device that has a lower avalanche breakdown voltage and a higher forward voltage drop than the wide bandgap device." The co-inventors are Joseph A. Yedinak, Mountain Top, Pa., Richard L. Woodin, Gorham, Maine, Christopher L. Rexer, Mountain Top, Pa., Praveen Muralheedaran Shenoy, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Kwanghoon Oh, Seoul, South Korea, and Chongman Yun, Seoul, South Korea.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electrical device on a single semiconductor substrate includes: an open base vertical PNP transistor placed in parallel with a wide bandgap, high voltage diode wherein the PNP transistor has a P doped collector region, an N-doped base layer, an N doped buffer layer, and a P doped emitter layer." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2010 (12/974,599). 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=8,357,976&OS=8,357,976&RS=8,357,976 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** American Sterilizer Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25 -- American Sterilizer, Mentor, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,357,331) developed by Iain F. McVey, Lakewood, Ohio, and Aaron L. Hill, Erie, Pa., for a "feed back and dose control of distributed decontamination systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sterilization system includes a plurality of vaporizers that are controlled by a network of interconnected controllers. The network includes a plurality of control units with each control unit controlling an associated vaporizer to adjust independently the rate at which the associated vaporizer injects vaporized sterilant into the different regions of an enclosure. The network also includes a master control unit configured to control each control unit over the network to coordinate the aggregate injection of sterilant vapor." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2009 (12/570,051). 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=8,357,331&OS=8,357,331&RS=8,357,331 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** University of Pittsburgh Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 25 -- The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, has been assigned a patent (8,357,364) developed by Prashant Nagesh Kumta, Pittsburgh, Charles S. Sfeir, Pittsburgh, and Abhijit Roy, Pittsburgh, for a "bone substitute compositions, methods of preparation and clinical applications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to bone substitute compositions and methods of their preparation, and their use in a wide variety of clinical applications. The compositions include calcium phosphate, acidic calcium salt, basic calcium salt, sodium hydrogen phosphate and porogen. The compositions further include a mixing liquid. The compositions can optionally include biological signaling molecules and/or a growth compound. Further, the compositions can optionally include a plasticizer." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2010 (12/882,554). 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=8,357,364&OS=8,357,364&RS=8,357,364 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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