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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Virginia (Jan. 4)

[January 04, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Virginia (Jan. 4)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Virginia.

*** ENSCO Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- ENSCO, Falls Church, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,345,099) developed by five co-inventors for an "optical path protection device and method for a railroad track inspection system." The co-inventors are Jeffrey A. Bloom, Silver Spring, Md., Antonio Aquino, Harrison City, Pa., Anthony Kim, Laurel, Md., Jacobus McKenzie, Falls Church, Va., and Jennifer Steets, Orrtanna, Pa.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A railroad track inspection system and method for facilitating inspection of a rail component while traveling on the railroad track. The railroad track inspection system includes an optical path protection device for a protective window for optical sensors of an optical inspection system when it becomes contaminated with dirt, dust, mud, grease, and other contaminants that block or obscure an optical path of the sensors. The optical path protection device eliminates the need for a human operator to perform the periodic cleaning of the protective window by using a clear film with an automated advancement mechanism for providing clean film, as needed, for keeping the optical path of the optical sensors unobstructed and clear." The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2010 (12/693,143). 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=8,345,099&OS=8,345,099&RS=8,345,099 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** NASA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- NASA has been assigned a patent (8,344,281) developed by Karen M. Taminger, Yorktown, Va., William H. Hofmeister, Nashville, Tenn., and Robert A. Hafley, Yorktown, Va., for a "use of beam deflection to control an electron beam wire deposition process." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for controlling an electron beam process wherein a wire is melted and deposited on a substrate as a molten pool comprises generating the electron beam with a complex raster pattern, and directing the beam onto an outer surface of the wire to thereby control a location of the wire with respect to the molten pool. Directing the beam selectively heats the outer surface of the wire and maintains the position of the wire with respect to the molten pool. An apparatus for controlling an electron beam process includes a beam gun adapted for generating the electron beam, and a controller adapted for providing the electron beam with a complex raster pattern and for directing the electron beam onto an outer surface of the wire to control a location of the wire with respect to the molten pool." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2010 (12/751,075). 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=83,44,281.PN.&OS=PN/83,44,281&RS=PN/83,44,281 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Ovonyx Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Ovonyx, Sterling Heights, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,344,350) developed by Wolodymyr Czubatyj, Warren, Mich., and Tyler Lowrey, West Augusta, Va., for a "phase change device with offset contact." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A programmable resistance memory combines multiple cells into a block that includes one or more shared electrodes. The shared electrode configuration provides additional thermal isolation for the active region of each memory cell, thereby reducing the current required to program each memory cell." The patent application was filed on April 25, 2011 (13/093,109). 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=83,44,350.PN.&OS=PN/83,44,350&RS=PN/83,44,350 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Assigned Patent for Production of Para-xylene by the Methylation of Benzene and/or Toluene ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- ExxonMobil Chemical Patents, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,344,197) developed by six co-inventors for a "production of para-xylene by the methylation of benzene and/or toluene." The co-inventors are James R. Lattner, La Porte, Texas, Mark P. Hagemeister, Houston, Jon Edmond Randolph Stanat, Westhampton Beach, N.Y., John Di-Yi Ou, Houston, Xiaobo Zheng, Houston, and Lu Han, Herndon, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a process for the production of para-xylene, methanol is preheated to a first temperature, an aromatic feedstock comprising toluene and/or benzene is preheated to a second temperature and the preheated methanol and aromatic feedstocks are fed to a reactor at a first methanol to aromatic feedstock molar ratio. The preheated aromatic feedstock is contacted with the preheated methanol under alkylation conditions in the reactor in the presence of a catalyst so that the methanol reacts with the aromatic feedstock to produce an effluent comprising para-xylene. During the reaction, a temperature is measured within the reactor and is compared with a predetermined optimal temperature. The methanol to aromatic feedstock molar ratio is then adjusted in a manner to reduce any difference between the measured and predetermined optimal temperatures in the reactor." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2010 (12/894,778). 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=83,44,197.PN.&OS=PN/83,44,197&RS=PN/83,44,197 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Tredegar Film Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Tredegar Film Products, Richmond, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,344,203) developed by Rickey J. Seyler, Chesterfield, Va., Gregory M. Rieker, Columbus, Ind., and Andrew J. Peacock, Richmond, Va., for a "transfer layer for absorbent article." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Three-dimensional formed films particularly useful as transfer layers in absorbent articles comprise a base plane having land areas defining a plurality of protuberances having sidewalls and a bottom wall, a plurality of the protuberances having an aperture in substantially at least one sidewall. In preferred embodiment, the film further comprises a plurality of capillaries, which can originate in the base plane or in a secondary plane spaced from the base plane. In preferred embodiments, the capillaries terminate in a common plane with the bottom surfaces of the protrusions." The patent application was filed on April 12, 2012 (13/445,033). 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=83,44,203.PN.&OS=PN/83,44,203&RS=PN/83,44,203 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Riddleberger Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Kenneth Riddleberger, Chesapeake, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,333,309) developed by Kenneth Todd Riddleberger, for a "hunter's adjustable encapsulating scent adsorption system with combination pack and detachably securable flexible funnel for human odor adsorption." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system of odor control comprising a combination pack which functions as a chamber for human odor adsorption wherein a connected or detachably securable flexible funnel may be stowed, stored, deployed and/or used independently further comprising a detachably securable odor adsorption means, a detachably securable odor filtering means, a pocket, a fastening means and a vent located about one or more portions of said pack and/or said flexible funnel wherein said product may be located about the user and/or used to surround a portion or substantially all of a user while hunting to reduce odor that would normally alert game. One or more vents may be adjustable and used to regulate airflow and/or allow the user to enter, exit, or expose a portion of the user or the user in entirety and/or an item from the flexible funnel at a desirable moment of activity." The patent application was filed on March 2, 2010 (12/660,633). 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=8,333,309.PN.&OS=PN/8,333,309&RS=PN/8,333,309 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsoft Assigned Patent for Dynamically Managing and Reconfiguring Wireless Mesh Networks ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,346,273) developed by Gilbert G. Weigand, Ashburn, Va., for a "dynamically managing and reconfiguring wireless mesh networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wireless network with multiple subscriber systems in a lobe pool may operate by determining a state of the wireless network, identifying a new condition, the new condition including a new demand condition or a new network health condition, determining whether the new condition has a threshold impact on operations of the wireless network or component subscriber systems of the wireless network, and if the threshold impact exists, reconfiguring the wireless network to accommodate the new condition." The patent application was filed on Sept. 19, 2011 (13/235,692). 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=8,346,273.PN.&OS=PN/8,346,273&RS=PN/8,346,273 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Invention Science Fund I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- Invention Science Fund I, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,346,354) developed by seven co-inventors for "determining a neuromodulation treatment regimen in response to contactlessly acquired information." The co-inventors are Roderick A. Hyde, Redmond, Wash., Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Livermore, Calif., Eric C. Leuthardt, St. Louis, Dennis J. Rivet, Portsmouth, Va., Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Seattle, Lowell L. Wood Jr., Bellevue, Wash., and Victoria Y.H. Wood, Livermore, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described embodiments include a system, an apparatus, and a method. A described system includes a sensor device configured to sense a property of a mammal without physically contacting the mammal. The system also includes a signal generator configured to generate a signal indicative of the sensed property of the mammal. The system further includes a treatment decision device configured to determine in response to the signal indicative of the sensed property of the mammal a neuromodulation treatment regimen for administration to a nervous system component of the mammal. The system also includes a computer-readable medium configured to maintain and to provide access to information corresponding to the determined neuromodulation treatment regimen." The patent application was filed on July 28, 2009 (12/462,123). 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=8,346,354.PN.&OS=PN/8,346,354&RS=PN/8,346,354 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machine Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Predicting Avatar Movement in a Virtual Universe ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 -- International Business Machine, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,345,049) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for predicting avatar movement in a virtual universe." The co-inventors are Rick Allen Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., Brian Marshall O'Connell, Cary, N.C., Clifford Alan Pickover, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Keith Raymond Walker, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer useable program code to offer to move an avatar in a virtual universe. A computer predicts a location selection to form a prediction. The computer renders a first viewport in a computer display, based on the prediction. The first viewport includes a first user-control; a first coordinate; and a first attitude. The computer renders a second viewport comprising a second user-control, a second coordinate and a second attitude wherein at least one object is rendered in a computer display from a perspective distinct from a perspective of the first viewport. The computer receives an instruction corresponding to the first user-control." The patent application was filed on Aug. 16, 2007 (11/839,898). 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=8,345,049.PN.&OS=PN/8,345,049&RS=PN/8,345,049 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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