TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Wisconsin (Nov. 24)

[November 24, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Wisconsin (Nov. 24)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Wisconsin.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,316,055) developed by Adrian Warner, Delafield, Wis., Claudio Mejia, Wauwatosa, Wis., and Timothy Stiemke, West Bend, Wis., for a "system and method to manage storage of data to multiple removable data storage mediums." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method to manage data acquired from a medical device is provided. The system can detect a spare capacity to store a file of data associated with a unique patient identifier acquired from the medical device to a first removable data storage medium, can detect the first removable data storage medium to be below a threshold spare capacity to receive the file of data associated with unique patient identifier acquired from the medical device, and can automatically cause to stop communicating data for storage to the first removable data storage medium and to start communicating the file of data associated with the unique patient identifier for storage to a second removable data storage medium, and can create a graphic display illustrative of the removable data storage medium that is active to receive the file of data associated with the unique patient identifier." The patent application was filed on Sept. 10, 2009 (12/557,134). 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=8,316,055&OS=8,316,055&RS=8,316,055 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.


*** Kiser Hydro Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Kiser Hydro, Norway, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,314,507) developed by William D. Harris, Neshkoro, Wis., and Jeff Kiser, Vulcan, Mich., for a "hydro unit retrofit and method of performing same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A turbine replacement unit for replacement of at least one double runner horizontal submersible installation for a hydroelectric plant including at least one submerged coupling and at least one submerged bearing supported by a submerged bearing pedestal in which each of the two runners discharge a flow into a common draft tube. The replacement unit includes a single runner positioned to replace each of the two runners, the single runner receiving a flow and discharging the flow into the existing common draft tube. A dry pit assembly is positioned to surround the submerged pedestal and define an air space around the submerged pedestal and an oil-flooded bearing is positioned on the pedestal to replace the submerged bearing. A shaft supports the runner for rotation and is at least partially supported for rotation by the oil-flooded bearing. A generator is coupled to the shaft and is operable to produce an electrical power in response to rotation of the shaft." The patent application was filed on April 21, 2010 (12/764,440). 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=83,14,507.PN.&OS=PN/83,14,507&RS=PN/83,14,507 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Arrowhead Madison Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Arrowhead Madison, Madison, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,313,772) developed by David B. Rozema, Middleton, Wis., David L. Lewis, Madison, Wis., and Darren H. Wakefield, Fitchburg, Wis., for "compositions for targeted delivery of siRNA." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is directed compositions for targeted delivery of RNA interference (RNAi) polynucleotides to hepatocytes in vivo. Targeted RNAi polynucleotides are administered together with co-targeted delivery polymers. Delivery polymers provide membrane penetration function for movement of the RNAi polynucleotides from outside the cell to inside the cell. Reversible modification provides physiological responsiveness to the delivery polymers." The patent application was filed on Feb. 22, 2011 (13/032,029). 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=83,13,772.PN.&OS=PN/83,13,772&RS=PN/83,13,772 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Neenah, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,313,473) developed by Paul Joseph Datta, Appleton, Wis., for a "diaper structure with alignment indicator." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An absorbent garment, such as a diaper structure, includes a visually discernible alignment indicator visible from a body-facing surface. The alignment indicator includes at least one first reference point. The absorbent garment comes with instructions defining the location of the first reference point on the absorbent article, defining the location of a second reference point on a wearer, and instructing the consumer to position the absorbent garment so that the first reference point optically aligns with the second reference point, and to fasten the absorbent garment in the position." The patent application was filed on Feb. 11, 2010 (12/704,270). 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=83,13,473.PN.&OS=PN/83,13,473&RS=PN/83,13,473 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cardiac Pacemakers Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Cardiac Pacemakers, St. Paul, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,313,478) developed by Bruce A. Tockman, Scandia, Minn., and Randy W. Westlund, River Falls, Wis., for a "method for manipulating an adjustable shape guide catheter." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A catheter assembly for cannulating an ostium of a coronary sinus of a heart comprises an outer catheter member and an inner catheter member. The outer catheter member has a distal end portion including a deflectable distal end and a lumen extending through the deflectable distal end, wherein the distal end portion includes regions of varying stiffness and has a pre-formed curvature. The inner catheter member is slidably and rotatably disposed within the lumen of the outer catheter member, and has a distal end portion including a distal end, and a lumen extending through the distal end. The distal end portion of the inner catheter member has regions of varying stiffness and a pre-formed curvature. The outer and inner catheter members are configured such that relative translation and rotation of the outer and inner catheter members causes the distal end of the outer catheter member to assume a plurality of two and three dimensional shapes." The patent application was filed on Jan. 5, 2011 (12/984,965). 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=83,13,478.PN.&OS=PN/83,13,478&RS=PN/83,13,478 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Neenah, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,314,040) developed by nine co-inventors for "laminates of elastomeric and non-elastomeric polyolefin blend materials." The co-inventors are C. Allen Smith, Snellville, Ga., Kenneth B. Close, New London, Wis., Richard C. Beck, Solgohachia, Ark., Jay S. Shultz, Roswell, Ga., David J. Baer, Oshkosh, Wis., Susan E. Shawver, Roswell, Ga., Paul W. Estey, Cumming, Ga., Deepak R. Parikh, Lake Jackson, Texas, and Kenneth B. Stewart Jr., Lake Jackson, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A nonwoven web made from a polymeric fiber blend comprising at least one elastomeric polyolefin and at least one nonelastomeric polyolefin useful as the elastic base sheet for a nonwoven laminate is disclosed. Preferably, the polymeric blend will comprise a nonelastomeric resin in the range of from about 10 to about 90 percent by weight, and an elastomeric resin of from about 90 to about 10 percent by weight. The elastomeric polyolefin will have a density of less than about 0.885 g/cm.sup.3 and the nonelastomeric polyolefin will have a density of at least about 0.890 g/cm.sup.3. In one particular embodiment, the polymeric blend may comprise about 50 percent to about 90 percent by weight of a narrow molecular weight distribution polyethylene and about 50 percent to about 10 percent by weight of a nonelastomeric polyolefin such as a linear low density polyethylene." The patent application was filed on Nov. 12, 2003 (10/706,809). 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=8,314,040&OS=8,314,040&RS=8,314,040 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** VentiRx Pharmaceuticals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- VentiRx Pharmaceuticals, Seattle, and Array BioPharma, Boulder, Colo., have been assigned a patent (8,314,090) developed by seven co-inventors for "methods of synthesis of benzazepine derivatives." The co-inventors are J. Jeffry Howbert, Bellevue, Wash., Venkat Reddy Kusukuntla, Germantown, Wis., Alexander Tretyakov, Grafton, Wis., Nathan Nielsen, Toronto, Pavel Krasik, Aurora, Calif., Ji-Long Jiang, Toronto, and Hong Woon Yang, Superior, Colo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The disclosure describes method of synthesis of substituted benzazepine derivatives. Preferred methods according to the disclosure allow for large-scale preparation of benzazepine compounds having low levels of metal impurities. In some embodiments, preferred methods according to the disclosure also allow for the preparation of benzazepine derivatives without the use of chromatographic purification methods and in better yield than previously used methods for preparing such compounds. The methods disclosed herein find utility in synthetic organic chemistry as well as medicinal chemistry." The patent application was filed on Nov. 6, 2009 (12/614,048). 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=8,314,090&OS=8,314,090&RS=8,314,090 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Luminex Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Luminex, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,313,932) developed by five co-inventors for a "polymerase inhibitor and method of using same." The co-inventors are Michael James Moser, Madison, Wis., David J. Marshall, Madison, Wis., James R. Prudent, Madison, Wis., Cristopher V. Van Hout, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Christine A. Larsen, Corvallis, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides nucleic acid based polymerase inhibitors and methods for reducing non-specific polymerase extension and amplification in nucleic acid amplification reactions. The polymerase inhibitors provide a double stranded nucleic acid portion that is recognized by a polymerase enzyme as a template for extension but is incapable of being extended by the polymerase enzyme. The polymerase binds to the polymerase inhibitor which sequesters the enzyme until the temperature achieves a level that denatures the double stranded portion of the inhibitor after which the polymerase is released and can then catalyze nucleic acid extension." The patent application was filed on Sept. 17, 2010 (12/884,575). 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=8,313,932&OS=8,313,932&RS=8,313,932 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** LS9 Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- LS9, South San Francisco, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,313,934) developed by four co-inventors for a "reduction of the toxic effect of impurities from raw materials by extractive fermentation." The co-inventors are Monica Bhatia, Sunnyvale, Calif., Michael C.M. Cockrem, Madison, Wis., Stephen B. del Cardayre, Belmont, Calif., and Fernando A. Sanchez-Riera, Eden Prairie, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "There are provided bioproducts and methods of improving production of the bioproducts from engineered microbial cells, the methods comprising: providing a fermentation broth comprising a crude carbon source; inoculating said fermentation broth with said microbial cells; and incubating the inoculated fermentation broth; wherein said bioproduct is a hydrophobic solvent immiscible with said fermentation broth, and wherein a toxic side product present in said crude carbon source is soluble in said hydrophobic solvent. Also, provided are kits for practicing the methods of improving production of bioproducts." The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2008 (12/239,562). 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=8,313,934&OS=8,313,934&RS=8,313,934 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** 3M Innovative Properties Assigned Patent for Dual Oligonucleotide Method of Nucleic Acid Detection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- 3M Innovative Properties, St. Paul, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,313,931) developed by Jesse D. Miller, Hudson, Wis., for a "dual oligonucleotide method of nucleic acid detection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for amplifying and detecting nucleic acids are described, as well as sets of 5' labeled oligonucleotides." The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2008 (12/680,049). 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=8,313,931&OS=8,313,931&RS=8,313,931 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 -- Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,313,915) developed by Steven M. Callister, Onalaska, Wis., for an "early detection of canine lyme disease by specific peptides and antibodies." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates, in one aspect, to the detection of Lyme disease in canines by detecting the peptide or antibodies to an infection specific peptide after challenge with B. burgdorferi. The 20 kDa peptide is not detectable in human sera samples after challenge or infection with B. burgdorferi and, as such, appears to be specific for canines and suitable for the consistent detection of Lyme disease in canines at time points earlier that possible with prior art methods." The patent application was filed on Jan. 20, 2010 (12/690,663). 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=8,313,915&OS=8,313,915&RS=8,313,915 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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