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[February 11, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Arizona (Feb. 11)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Arizona.

*** Intel Assigned Patent for Differential Pressure Underfill Process and Equipment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,366,982) developed by Bogdan M. Simion, Chandler, Ariz., for a "differential pressure underfill process and equipment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present disclosure relate to the field of depositing an underfill material between a microelectronic die and a substrate for flip-chip packages. In at least one embodiment, differential pressure is used to meter the underfill material during the underfill deposition process." The patent application was filed on April 7, 2010 (12/755,665). 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=8,366,982&OS=8,366,982&RS=8,366,982 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Vertex Pharmaceutical Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Vertex Pharmaceutical, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,367,691) developed by nine co-inventors for "modulators of muscarinic receptors." The co-inventors are Lewis R. Makings, Encinitas, Calif., Miguel Garcia-Guzman Blanco, San Diego, Dennis J. Hurley, San Marcos, Calif., Ioana Drutu, La Jolla, Calif., Gabriel Raffai, Tucson, Ariz., Daniele M. Bergeron, La Mesa, Calif., Akiko Nakatani, San Diego, Andreas P. Termin, Encinitas, Calif., and Alina Silina, San Diego.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to modulators of muscarinic receptors. The present invention also provides compositions comprising such modulators, and methods therewith for treating muscarinic receptor mediated diseases." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2010 (12/794,202). 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=83,67,691.PN.&OS=PN/83,67,691&RS=PN/83,67,691 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Troxler Electronic Laboratories Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Research Triangle Park, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,367,739) developed by Nael Naguib Zaki, Peoria, Ariz., and Robert Ernest Troxler, Raleigh, N.C., for an asphalt release agent.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A composition for promoting the release of bituminous materials and other adhesive materials from a substrate and methods of use thereof. More particularly, a composition comprising a silicone oil-in-water emulsion, which is stabilized by an alkoxylated polysiloxane surfactant, for use as a release agent that can be applied to a substrate, such as a truck bed, prior to use for promoting the free release of a bituminous material, such as asphalt, from the substrate." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2004 (11/025,878). 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=83,67,739.PN.&OS=PN/83,67,739&RS=PN/83,67,739 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Corning Gilbert Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Corning Gilbert, Glendale, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,366,482) developed by five co-inventors for a "re-enterable hardline coaxial cable connector." The co-inventors are Donald Andrew Burris, Peoria, Ariz., Jan Michael Clausen, Vordingborg, Denmark, Jimmy Ciesla Henningsen, Holmegaard, Ariz., Michael Ole Matzen, Vordingborg, Denmark, and Thomas Dewey Miller, Peoria, Ariz.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A hardline coaxial cable connector includes a body subassembly, a back nut subassembly and a deformable ferrule disposed within the back nut subassembly. The back nut subassembly is rotatable with respect to the body subassembly and a coaxial cable inserted therein. Axial advancement of the back nut subassembly toward the body subassembly causes the ferrule to deform radially inwardly and be in electrical communication with the body subassembly." The patent application was filed on July 3, 2011 (13/175,874). 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=8,366,482&OS=8,366,482&RS=8,366,482 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Design Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Design Technologies, Bellevue, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,366,517) developed by James Weder, Sedona, Ariz., for a "floor treatment apparatus with tensioning pulley drive." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A floor treatment apparatus includes a frame, a housing which is rotatable with respect to the frame according to a main axis, at least three head pulleys which are rotatable with respect to the housing according to respective head axes which are regularly spaced around, and which are parallel to, the main axis, a motor supported by the frame, a drive pulley which is drivable by the motor, a main belt tensioning pulley and a main belt which is slung around the drive pulley, the head pulleys and the main belt tensioning pulley. Further an auxiliary pulley is coaxially connected to the main belt tensioning pulley. A fixed pulley is connected to the frame. An auxiliary belt is slung around the auxiliary pulley and the fixed pulley for rotating the housing with respect to the frame." The patent application was filed on Dec. 7, 2009 (12/632,191). 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=8,366,517&OS=8,366,517&RS=8,366,517 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** NCR Assigned Patent for Techniques for Disparate Barcode Transaction Processing ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- NCR, Duluth, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,365,984) developed by Robert Thomas Borucki, Mesa, Ariz., for "techniques for disparate barcode transaction processing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques for disparate barcode transaction processing are provided. A first barcode associated with a first service is presented at a self-service device, which is associated with processing a second barcode for a second service; the first barcode is disparate from the second barcode. The self-service device identifies the second barcode as a foreign barcode and consults an external service. The external service identifies a next transaction of an itinerary for a customer associated with the second barcode and communicates that to the self-service device. The self-service device completes the next transaction on behalf of the customer." The patent application was filed on Oct. 18, 2010 (12/925,263). 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=8,365,984.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,984&RS=PN/8,365,984 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cardica Assigned Patent for True Multi-fire Linear Cutter ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Cardica, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,365,971) developed by Bryan D. Knodel, Flagstaff, Ariz., for a "true multi-fire linear cutter." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One exemplary surgical apparatus may include: an anvil assembly to which a staple holder assembly detachably connected; feeder belts positioned at least partially within the staple holder assembly; staples separably attached to each feeder belt; a wedge assembly slidable within and along the staple holder assembly, the wedge assembly including an engagement feature; and a deployment handle. Upon closure of the anvil assembly and staple holder assembly relative to one another, the deployment handle engages the engagement feature. The deployment handle is movable along the anvil assembly to drive the wedge assembly relative to the staple holder assembly, feeder belts and staples in order to deform at least one staple to a closed state and separate at least one closed staple from the corresponding feeder belt." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2009 (12/565,534). 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=8,365,971.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,971&RS=PN/8,365,971 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cardica Assigned Patent for D-shaped Surgical Staples ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Cardica, Redwood City, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,365,973) developed by eight co-inventors for a "D-shaped surgical staples." The co-inventors are Nathan H. White, Redwood City, Calif., Michael P. Schaller, Palo Alto, Calif., Michael Murillo, Palo Alto, Calif., Jared L. Van Cleave, Menlo Park, Calif., Philipe R. Manoux, San Francisco, Bryan D. Knodel, Flagstaff, Ariz., Benjamin J. Matthias, San Mateo, Calif., and John E. Rivera, Woodside, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An exemplary surgical apparatus may include a surgical staple deformable from a first configuration to a second, deployed configuration, where the surgical staple includes a first leg and a second leg; where in the second, deployed configuration the surgical staple forms substantially a D-shape. Another exemplary surgical apparatus may include a feeder belt; a surgical staple deformable from a first configuration to a second, deployed configuration, where the surgical staple includes a first leg and a second leg connected to the first leg, where one end of the first leg is frangibly affixed to the feeder belt and one end of said the leg is free; where in the second, deployed configuration the surgical staple forms substantially a D-shape. An exemplary method of treating tissue may include providing a surgical staple; urging the surgical staple into tissue, while the surgical staple has a first shape; and deforming the surgical staple into substantially a D-shape." The patent application was filed on April 19, 2011 (13/090,168). 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=8,365,973.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,973&RS=PN/8,365,973 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Nxgen Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Nxgen Technologies, Mesa, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,366,144) developed by five co-inventors for a "side curtain airbag with fabric diffuser." The co-inventors are Michael Fink, Mesa, Ariz., Ryan T. Pinsenschaum, Dayton, Ohio, Douglas S. Weston, Tipp City, Ohio, Dayne B. Hassett, Sandy, Utah, and Brian Abraham, Fairborn, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An inflatable cushion for a side of a vehicle is provided, the inflatable cushion having: a first cushion section formed from a first sheet of material secured to a second sheet of material, the first cushion section having a plurality of separate inflatable cells each of which having an inlet opening for receipt of an inflation gas; an internal passageway formed in the first cushion section, the internal passageway linking and fluidly coupling to each of the plurality of separate inflatable cells via the inlet opening of each of the plurality of separate inflatable cells, the internal passageway being formed by an upper portion of the first sheet of material and an upper portion of the second sheet of material; a fabric diffuser member located in the internal passageway, the fabric diffuser member being sealed at one end and open on another end for receipt of an inflation gas, the fabric diffuser being configured to supply the inflation gas to each of the plurality of separate inflatable cells through a plurality of inflation openings, wherein a height of the fabric diffuser in an inflated configuration is less than a length of the fabric diffuser in the inflated configuration and wherein the fabric diffuser is rolled inwardly to define an un-inflated configuration, the height of the fabric diffuser in the un-inflated configuration being less than the height of the fabric diffuser when it is in an inflated configuration." The patent application was filed on June 18, 2010 (12/818,309). 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=8,366,144.PN.&OS=PN/8,366,144&RS=PN/8,366,144 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Heliae Development Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Heliae Development, Gilbert, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,365,462) developed by Jason D. Licamele, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Carl L. White, Gilbert, Ariz., for V-Trough photobioreactor systems.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed herein are photobioreactor systems for high productivity aquaculture or aquafarming for growing of algae or other organisms in an aquatic environment featuring aspects that favor improved growth rates by achieving control over the contents of the growth medium, including carbon source, nitrogen source, and essential trace elements necessary for growth." The patent application was filed on May 31, 2011 (13/149,463). 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=83,65,462.PN.&OS=PN/83,65,462&RS=PN/83,65,462 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Seismic Structural Design Associates Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Seismic Structural Design Associates, Los Angeles, has been assigned a patent (8,365,476) developed by four co-inventors for a "braced frame force distribution connection." The co-inventors are Ralph M. Richard, Tucson, Ariz., Rudolph E. Radau Jr., Tucson, Ariz., James E. Partridge, Pasadena, Calif., and Clayton J. Allen, Peoria, Ariz.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A structural framework that includes a column, a beam, a brace beam coupled at an angle to the column and the beam, and a gusset plate to connect the brace beam with the column and the beam. The framework also includes a shear plate with horizontally slotted holes to couple to the column to the beam. The structural framework may also include double framing angles or a flex plate coupled to the gusset plate and to the beam via spacer plates to provide for a semi-rigid connection." The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2008 (12/342,493). 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=83,65,476.PN.&OS=PN/83,65,476&RS=PN/83,65,476 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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