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[February 25, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Kansas (Feb. 25)

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

*** Tramec Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Tramec, Iola, Kan., has been assigned a patent (8,376,758) developed by Edward D. Sell, Iola, Kan., for a "receptacle with printed circuit board." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A receptacle, comprising, a sleeve provided with a plurality of electrical connections, a terminal assembly that is electrically connected to a wiring interface, the wiring interface is provided with a seal that resists the entry of moisture, a container that is provided with a nose box and a retractable cover; and a circuit board assembly that includes a trace that carries electrical current." The patent application was filed on Sept. 14, 2010 (12/882,042). 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=8,376,758&OS=8,376,758&RS=8,376,758 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Bradbury Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Bradbury, Moundridge, Kan., has been assigned a patent (8,375,754) developed by John Dennis Clark, McPherson, Kan., and Clarence B. Cox III, McPherson, Kan., for "methods and apparatus for monitoring and conditioning strip material." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and an apparatus for monitoring and conditioning strip material are disclosed. A disclosed example apparatus includes a plurality of sensors positioned across a width of a strip material, each of the plurality of sensors corresponding to a different one of a plurality of longitudinal zones along the width of the strip material. The example apparatus also includes a material condition monitor to determine a plurality of wave heights of the strip material based on information received from the plurality of sensors. Each of the wave heights corresponds to a respective one of the plurality of longitudinal zones. The material condition monitor is also to determine whether a measured portion of the strip material is substantially flat based on a comparison of each of the wave heights to a threshold value. When the strip material is not substantially flat, the material condition monitor is to perform a plurality of zone-to-zone comparisons by comparing at least some of the wave heights to each other and generating a first signal to condition a first one of the plurality of zones of the strip material based on at least one of the zone-to-zone comparisons." The patent application was filed on Nov. 7, 2008 (12/267,312). 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=83,75,754.PN.&OS=PN/83,75,754&RS=PN/83,75,754 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Kansas State University Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- Kansas State University Research Foundation, Manhattan, Kan., has been assigned a patent (8,377,465) developed by James S. Drouillard, Olsburg, Kan., for a "product and process for elevating lipid blood levels in livestock." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides feed or food products for consumption by animals or humans which include respective quantities of flax oil and non-flax carbohydrate. The flax oil and carbohydrate are mixed together and simultaneously subjected to an elevated temperature of at least about 120.degree. F. and subsequently cooled; the flax oil is used at a level so that the final product contains at least about 5% by weight flax oil. It has been found that the products of the invention, when fed at effective levels, induce increased in vivo synthesis of desirable eicosapentaenoic acid (EPa." The patent application was filed on Feb. 11, 2005 (11/056,953). 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=8,377,465.PN.&OS=PN/8,377,465&RS=PN/8,377,465 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** JJJJacks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 -- JJJJacks, Sunrise Beach, Mo., has been assigned a patent (8,376,364) developed by Don D. Donahoo, Leawood, Kan., for "matching games and systems for implementing matching games." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "One method of conducting a game includes steps: (a) providing first and second decks of cards; (b) accepting a predetermined number of uniform wagers from players; (c) associating with each wager a predetermined number of cards from the first and second decks; (d) after the predetermined number of wagers are accepted, selecting the predetermined number of cards from the first and second decks; (e) determining whether the cards selected after the predetermined number of wagers are accepted matches exactly the cards associated with any wager; (f) performing steps (d) and (e) without further wagering until cards selected after the predetermined number of wagers are accepted matches the cards associated with any wager; and (g) awarding a payout dependent on the number of wagers accepted, the amount of each wager, and the number of players having cards that match the cards selected after the predetermined number of wagers are accepted." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2011 (13/092,666). 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=8,376,364.PN.&OS=PN/8,376,364&RS=PN/8,376,364 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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