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[December 20, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Virginia (Dec. 20)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Virginia.

*** Ensco Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Ensco, Falls Church, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,334,801) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and method for real-time locating." The co-inventors are Russell Alan Fretenburg, North Vancouver, Canada, Steven Scott Kazemir, Port Coquitlam, Canada, Henry Hon-You Leung, Coquitlam, Canada, Derek John Pyner, Delta, Canada, Charles Elmer McNeill IV, Arlington, Va., and David W. A. Taylor Jr., Greensboro, N.C.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A locating system, includes at least one initiator configured to operate at a first clock frequency, and to transmit a measurement signal including a first preamble; and at least one transponder configured to operate at a second clock frequency, to receive the measurement signal, and to transmit a response signal to the initiator, the response signal including a second preamble. The initiator is further configured to calculate, based on the response signal, a distance between the initiator and the transponder for determining a location of the transponder." The patent application was filed on July 26, 2010 (12/805,325). 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=83,34,801.PN.&OS=PN/83,34,801&RS=PN/83,34,801 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Samsung Electronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Samsung Electronics, Suwon-si, South Korea, and George Mason Intellectual Properties, Fairfax, Va., have been assigned a patent (8,335,511) developed by seven co-inventors for an "ad-hoc network for routing in consideration of mobility and routing method thereof." The co-inventors are Shubhranshu Singh, Yongin-si, South Korea, Yong-sung Roh, Icheon-si, South Korea, Jae-hoon Kim, Seoul, South Korea, Kyung-lim Kang, Suwon-si, South Korea, Young-gon Choi, Suwon-si, South Korea, Jung-ho Kim, Suwon-si, South Korea, and Brian L. Mark, Fairfax, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An ad-hoc network and routing method that takes account of mobility are provided. The ad-hoc network includes at least one node, which calculates a probability that a neighbor node is present in a transmission range of the node, generates a message containing the calculated probability, and transmits the message to the neighbor node. The at least one node may also update the message with a lower probability of the calculated probability and a probability contained in the message, and transmit the updated message to the neighbor node. The node may also determine as a route a path along which a message is transmitted from the message containing the highest probability among probabilities contained in messages that are received." The patent application was filed on Jan. 17, 2006 (11/332,482). 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=8,335,511&OS=8,335,511&RS=8,335,511 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Jefferson Science Associates Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Jefferson Science Associates, Newport News, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,335,363) developed by four co-inventors for a "method for image reconstruction of moving radionuclide source distribution." The co-inventors are Alexander V. Stolin, Newport News, Va., John E. McKisson, Hampton, Va., Seung Joon Lee, Knoxville, Tenn., and Mark Frederick Smith, Catonsville, Md.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for image reconstruction of moving radionuclide distributions. Its particular embodiment is for single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging of awake animals, though its techniques are general enough to be applied to other moving radionuclide distributions as well. The invention eliminates motion and blurring artifacts for image reconstructions of moving source distributions. This opens new avenues in the area of small animal brain imaging with radiotracers, which can now be performed without the perturbing influences of anesthesia or physical restraint on the biological system." The patent application was filed on June 16, 2009 (12/456,372). 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=8,335,363&OS=8,335,363&RS=8,335,363 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Samsung Electronics, George Mason Intellectual Properties Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Samsung Electronics, Suwon-si, South Korea, and George Mason Intellectual Properties, Fairfax, Va., have been assigned a patent (8,335,207) developed by five co-inventors for a "link mobility tracking and its application to mobile ad hoc networks." The co-inventors are Shubhranshu Singh, Yongin-si, South Korea, Brian Mark, Fairfax, Va., Vamit Suri, Fairfax, Va., Yong-Sung Roh, Icheon-si, South Korea, and Young-Gon Choi, Suwon-si, South Korea.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for tracking link mobility between two mobile nodes. Each node estimates a link mobility state of a link between itself and each of its neighbor nodes, accumulates successively the link mobility states, estimates link mobility parameters using the successively estimated link mobility states, and predicts a link availability probability using the link mobility parameters. The link mobility tracking can be applied to various routing protocols so as to implement mobility aware routing which enhance the routing performance." The patent application was filed on Dec. 30, 2005 (11/321,071). 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=8,335,207.PN.&OS=PN/8,335,207&RS=PN/8,335,207 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Meyer Cordless Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Meyer Cordless, Las Vegas, has been assigned a patent (8,335,725) developed by Richard C. Fuisz, McLean, Va., and Joseph M. Fuisz, Arlington, Va., for "methods for determining customer motivations in purchasing decisions." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods, and apparatus for determining motivator counts associated with purchase selections are presented herein. A data store can be configured to store purchase selections of respective products. A server can be configured to determine an incremental purchase time between a first purchase selection of the purchase selections and a second purchase selection of the purchase selections. Further, the server can be configured to determine a standard deviation of incremental purchase times between respective purchase selections of the purchase selections. Furthermore, the server can be configured to increment a prime motivator count associated with the second purchase selection based on the incremental purchase time and the standard deviation." The patent application was filed on May 20, 2011 (13/112,492). 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=8,335,725&OS=8,335,725&RS=8,335,725 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ontario Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Ontario Systems, Muncie, Ind., has been assigned a patent (8,335,740) developed by six co-inventors for a "method, system, and computer-readable medium for managing and collecting receivables." The co-inventors are Amy Kennedy, Richmond, Va., Julie Bell, Muncie, Ind., Tyler Roark, Muncie, Ind., Kenneth Couch, Muncie, Ind., Brian Cutler, Long Grove, Ill., and Benjamin Kolb, Economy, Ind.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, and computer-readable medium for managing and collecting receivables are disclosed. Such a method includes providing at least one pre-existing account with first account information, the first account information having first account party data and providing at least one new account, each new account comprising new account information, the new account information having new account party data. The method also includes determining whether the first account party data of the pre-existing account matches the new account party data of the at least one new account and if so, tying the at least one new account with the matching pre-existing account to create a tied account. The method further includes calculating a score for any unmatched new account and any tied account based on at least one financial parameter and applying one or more collection strategies." The patent application was filed on May 12, 2011 (13/106,676). 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=8,335,740&OS=8,335,740&RS=8,335,740 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Capital One Financial Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Capital One Financial, McLean, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,335,739) developed by Cornelis W.J. Bol, Richmond, Va., and Soumik Chatterjee, San Diego, for a "system and method for providing credit to a customer based on the customer's preliminary use of an account funded by another party." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for providing credit to a customer based on preliminary use of an account indicating that the customer is a good credit risk by providing to a customer an offer for a preliminary account associated with an action, facilitating a loan transaction between the customer and another party, receiving value from another party to initially fund the customer's preliminary account, providing the preliminary account to the customer, monitoring the preliminary account for the at least one predetermined action, repaying the another party the value received to initially fund the customer's preliminary account, and providing a credit account to the customer based on performance of the action." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2008 (12/335,055). 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=8,335,739&OS=8,335,739&RS=8,335,739 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** ObjectVideo Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- ObjectVideo, Reston, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,334,906) developed by ten co-inventors for a video imagery-based sensor. The co-inventors are Alan J. Lipton, Herndon, Va., Bruce Thompson, Great Falls, Va., John I.W. Clark, Leesburg, Va., Peter L. Venetianer, McLean, Va., Zhong Zhang, Herndon, Va., Li Yu, Herndon, Va., Wei Hong Yin, Herndon, Va., Steve Titus, Herndon, Va., Amit Mistry, Reston, Va., and James Morris, Herndon, Va.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sensing device includes: a video imager to obtain video of an area; a processing unit to receive and process the video from the video imager to identify one of an event or a datum of interest; and a communication channel to output a non-imagery signal representing the event or datum." The patent application was filed on May 4, 2007 (11/744,353). 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=8,334,906&OS=8,334,906&RS=8,334,906 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** ABL IP Holding Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- ABL IP Holding, Conyers, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,334,644) developed by David P. Ramer, Reston, Va., and Jack C. Rains Jr., Herndon, Va., for a "lighting using solid state device and phosphors to produce light approximating a black body radiation spectrum." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Solid state light emitting devices and/or solid state lighting devices use three or more phosphors excited by energy from a solid state source. The phosphors are selected and included in proportions such that the visible light output of such a device exhibits a radiation spectrum that approximates a black body radiation spectrum for the rated color temperature for the device, over at least a predetermined portion of the visible light spectrum." The patent application was filed on Sept. 20, 2011 (13/237,636). 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=8,334,644&OS=8,334,644&RS=8,334,644 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Eaton Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Eaton, Cleveland, has been assigned a patent (8,334,618) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and area electric power system detecting islanding by employing controlled reactive power injection by a number of inverters." The co-inventors are Vijay Bhavaraju, Germantown, Wis., Richard P. Peplinski, Brookfield, Wis., Anish Prasai, Vienna, Va., and Uday Mhaskar, Pune, India.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An area electric power system includes a number of direct current power sources, and a number of inverters operatively associated with the number of direct current power sources. Each of the number of inverters is structured to provide real power and controlled reactive power injection to detect islanding. An output is powered by the number of inverters. A number of electrical switching apparatus are structured to electrically connect the number of inverters to and electrically disconnect the number of inverters from a utility grid. A number of devices are structured to detect islanding with respect to the utility grid responsive to a number of changes of alternating current frequency or voltage of the output." The patent application was filed on Nov. 13, 2009 (12/617,994). 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=8,334,618&OS=8,334,618&RS=8,334,618 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Sprint Communications Assigned Patent for Program Management for Indeterminate Scope Initiatives ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Sprint Communications, Overland Park, Kan., has been assigned a patent (8,335,706) developed by Marie Lynam Glass, Oak Hill, Va., Barry Alexander McIntyre Sr., Independence, Mo., and Robert Frederick Boelter, Flowery Branch, Ga., for a "program management for indeterminate scope initiatives." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system provides program management for indeterminate scope initiatives. The system includes a user interface, a processor, and a management component. The management component, when executed by the processor, receives initiative data defined by preliminary initiative development, assigns the initiative to a program management team if the initiative is indeterminate in scope, and enables the program management team to develop the initiative to determine whether the initiative is to be developed as multiple projects. The management component assigns the initiative to a project management team if the initiative is not to be developed as multiple projects, and enables the program management team to develop the initiative as multiple projects if the initiative is to be developed as multiple projects. The program management team has a capacity to manage a group of related projects in a coordinated manner to obtain benefits and control unavailable from managing the group of related projects individually." The patent application was filed on March 4, 2009 (12/397,970). 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=8,335,706&OS=8,335,706&RS=8,335,706 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Electric Power Research Institute Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Electric Power Research Institute, Charlotte, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,334,616) developed by four co-inventors for a "photovoltaic integrated variable frequency drive." The co-inventors are Arshad Mansoor, Oak Ridge, Tenn., Satish Rajagopalan, Knoxville, Tenn., Jih-Sheng Lai, Blacksburg, Va., and Faisal Habib Khan, Knoxville, Tenn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A photovoltaic (PV) integrated variable frequency drive system having a variable frequency drive and an energy source. The variable frequency drive having a back end inverter, a DC bus electrically connected to the back end inverter, and an active front end electrically connected to the DC bus to facilitate bi-directional power flow to and from a power grid. The energy source being electrically connected to the DC bus." The patent application was filed on Sept. 19, 2008 (12/234,156). 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=8,334,616&OS=8,334,616&RS=8,334,616 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Jefferson Science Associates Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Jefferson Science Associates, Newport News, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,334,899) developed by George R. Neil, Williamsburg, Va., and Kevin Carl Jordan, Newport News, Va., for a "protective laser beam viewing device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A protective laser beam viewing system or device including a camera selectively sensitive to laser light wavelengths and a viewing screen receiving images from the laser sensitive camera. According to a preferred embodiment of the invention, the camera is worn on the head of the user or incorporated into a goggle-type viewing display so that it is always aimed at the area of viewing interest to the user and the viewing screen is incorporated into a video display worn as goggles over the eyes of the user." The patent application was filed on Nov. 1, 2007 (11/982,128). 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=8,334,899&OS=8,334,899&RS=8,334,899 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machine Assigned Patent for Spawning Projected Avatars in a Virtual Universe ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- International Business Machine, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,334,871) developed by four co-inventors for "spawning projected avatars in a virtual universe." The co-inventors are Rick Allen Hamilton II, Charlottesville, Va., Brian Marshall O'Connell, Research Triangle Park, 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 and apparatus to project a projected avatar associated with an avatar in a virtual universe. A computer receives a command to project the avatar, the command having a projection point. The computer transmits a request to place a projected avatar at the projection point to a virtual universe host. The computer renders a tab associated with the projected avatar." The patent application was filed on June 6, 2011 (13/154,043). 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=8,334,871&OS=8,334,871&RS=8,334,871 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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