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[December 20, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (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 Florida.

*** Mark-It Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Mark-It Services, Lakehurst, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,334,781) developed by four co-inventors for an "apparatus and method for wireless monitoring." The co-inventors are Mark Heck, Toms River, N.J., Hart Ferrall, Vero Beach, Fla., Sean Maguire, Dayton, Md., and Parvez Mansuri, Belle Mead, N.J.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of collecting data from (and sending instructions and data to) a reefer is provided, the method includes the steps of connecting a monitoring device on a reefer at an existing connection port for collecting (and delivering) data related to the reefer and wirelessly transmitting the data. A software management system for collecting and monitoring data of a reefer is also provided, the software management system has a monitoring device for obtaining data from a reefer at an connection port of the reefer and wirelessly transmitting the data, and a software system for receiving the data and monitoring and controlling the status of the reefer based on the data received." The patent application was filed on June 3, 2008 (12/132,334). 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=83,34,781.PN.&OS=PN/83,34,781&RS=PN/83,34,781 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** ParkerVision Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- ParkerVision, Jacksonville, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,334,722) developed by David F. Sorrells, Middleburg, Fla., Gregory S. Rawlins, Heathrow, Fla., and Michael W. Rawlins, Lake Mary, Fla., for "systems and methods of RF power transmission, modulation and amplification." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for vector combining power amplification are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a plurality of signals are individually amplified, then summed to form a desired time-varying complex envelope signal. Phase and/or frequency characteristics of one or more of the signals are controlled to provide the desired phase, frequency, and/or amplitude characteristics of the desired time-varying complex envelope signal. In another embodiment, a time-varying complex envelope signal is decomposed into a plurality of constant envelope constituent signals. The constituent signals are amplified equally or substantially equally, and then summed to construct an amplified version of the original time-varying envelope signal. Embodiments also perform frequency up-conversion." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2008 (12/216,163). 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=83,34,722.PN.&OS=PN/83,34,722&RS=PN/83,34,722 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent for Tether Cable with Increased Thermal Dissipation and Method of Tethering an Underwater Vehicle ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,334,744) developed by Paul D. Tibbetts, Palm City, Fla., for a "tether cable with increased thermal dissipation and method of tethering an underwater vehicle." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A tether system for an underwater vehicle, including: a drum including a substantially cylindrical spooling segment, the spooling segment including: an axially aligned first portion with an outer circumference including a first opening; and a second portion at an axial end of the first portion and including a second opening. The system also includes a tether cable connected to the storage drum. The first and second openings form a portion of a passage from an exterior of the drum through the first portion to the outer circumference of the first portion. A tether cable for an underwater vehicle, including: a core including conductive wire or optical fiber and a buoyant jacket surrounding the core of conductive material. The buoyant jacket includes a plurality of first portions with a first outside diameter and a plurality of second portions having respective second outside diameters less than the first outside diameter." The patent application was filed on Feb. 5, 2010 (12/700,969). 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=83,34,744.PN.&OS=PN/83,34,744&RS=PN/83,34,744 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Sprint Communications Assigned Patent for Displaying Business Directory Information on a Mobile Handset ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Sprint Communications, Overland Park, Kan., has been assigned a patent (8,335,495) developed by four co-inventors for a "displaying business directory information on a mobile handset." The co-inventors are Ambreen Haleem, Overland Park, Kan., Ryan A. Wick, Apollo Beach, Fla., Raymond E. Reeves, Olathe, Kan., and Nathan A. Smith, Olathe, Kan.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The graphical display capability and the digital data communication capability of wireless mobile handsets are used to present a customized directory of a called enterprise on the display screen of the mobile handset to allow the caller to identify their desired call destination by name. A directory database stores directory information for each call destination of the enterprise. An incoming call to an enterprise IVR unit causes a directory manager to generate a request for user data which is forwarded to the mobile handset via a gateway. The mobile handset opens a data connection and forwards the user data to the directory manager. The directory manager evaluates at least one access rule in response to the user data to select relevant directory information from the directory database, and the directory manager forwards the relevant directory information to the mobile handset for display. Then the user of the mobile handset selects a call destination based on the displayed directory information." The patent application was filed on March 27, 2009 (12/412,813). 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=8,335,495&OS=8,335,495&RS=8,335,495 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Sonavation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Sonavation, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,335,356) developed by Rainer M. Schmitt, and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for a "mechanical resonator optimization using shear wave damping." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Provided is a fingerprint sensor including one or more mechanical devices for capturing the fingerprint. The mechanical devices include a matrix of pillars and are configured to be mechanically damped based upon an applied load. A q factor of the pillars is optimized by adjusting a distance between pillars within the matrix in accordance with a quarter shear wavelength at an operating wavelength." The patent application was filed on May 8, 2008 (12/117,471). 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=8,335,356&OS=8,335,356&RS=8,335,356 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** UTC Fire & Security Americas Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- UTC Fire & Security Americas, Bradenton, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,335,951) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and system for verifying memory device integrity." The co-inventors are Donald Becker, Bradenton, Fla., Timothy Steven Potter, Bradenton, Fla., Bruce Montgomery Jr., Venice, Fla., and Dave Dopson, Seattle.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for verifying memory device integrity includes identifying at least one memory block corresponding to at least one memory location within a memory device. The memory block is associated with a prior checksum. It is determined whether the first memory block is designated read-only. A current checksum is calculated based at least in part on data within the memory block. When the first memory block is designated read-only, and the prior checksum represents expected data within the first memory block, it is determined whether the current checksum is equal to the prior checksum. When the current checksum is not equal to the prior checksum, a verification failure for the first memory block is indicated via a notification interface. A system for verifying memory device integrity is also disclosed." The patent application was filed on May 6, 2010 (12/775,213). 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=8,335,951.PN.&OS=PN/8,335,951&RS=PN/8,335,951 *** JL Audio Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- JL Audio, Miramar, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,335,337) developed by Lucio Proni, Weston, Fla., for a "loudspeaker with replaceable motor assembly." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A loudspeaker is provided in which precise alignment is obtained between the frame and motor assembly before they are connected to one another so that a voice coil coupled to the frame may be properly radially and vertically positioned with respect to a magnetic gap in the motor assembly while allowing the motor assembly and frame to be easily and quickly separated from one another to perform repairs or complete replacement of the motor assembly." The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2011 (13/204,833). 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=8,335,337.PN.&OS=PN/8,335,337&RS=PN/8,335,337 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sunrise Mirco Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Sunrise Mirco Devices, Boca Raton, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,335,246) developed by Edgar H. Callaway Jr., Boca Raton, Fla., for a "smart grid radio-frequency interference (RFI) detection." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, system, network and device provide Smart Grid Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) detection. One or more symbols or chips present in one or more received radio frequency signals are detected and the presence of one or more erred symbols or chips in the detected one or more symbols present in the received one or more radio frequency signals determined. A correlation in time between the one or more erred symbols or chips and an infrastructure waveform associated with electrical infrastructure can be determined. When the determined correlation indicates the electrical infrastructure as a source of detectable radio frequency interference to a device, a pattern flag is generated. The pattern flag or pattern flag representation can be stored and/or transmitted." The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2011 (13/206,608). 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=8,335,246.PN.&OS=PN/8,335,246&RS=PN/8,335,246 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent for Methods, Systems, and Devices for Bandwidth Conservation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,335,239) developed by four co-inventors for "methods, systems, and devices for bandwidth conservation." The co-inventors are Henry J. Kafka, Atlanta, Eric E. Small, Atlanta, James C. Bedingfield Sr., Lilburn, Ga., and Daniel M. Baeza, Coral Springs, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for conserving bandwidth. If a presence of a multimedia device is detected, then a stream of data is delivered to the multimedia device. If the presence of the multimedia device is not detected, then the stream of data is degraded to conserve bandwidth." The patent application was filed on Dec. 14, 2005 (11/300,061). 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=8,335,239.PN.&OS=PN/8,335,239&RS=PN/8,335,239 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** MSI Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- MSI, Deerfield Beach, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,334,656) developed by William J. Weiss, Boca Raton, Fla., for a "replaceable lighting unit with adjustable output intensity and optional capability for reporting usage information, and method of operating same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A lighting unit includes a power supply, a light source, a controller, and an output intensity adjustment mechanism. The adjustment mechanism is configured to allow a user to set an output intensity of a plurality of non-zero intensities generatable by the light source. The controller is operable to control a supply of electrical power from the power supply to the light source such that the light source illuminates in accordance with the intensity set by the user. The lighting unit is also operable to optionally report usage information for the lighting unit (e.g., cumulative on time) using the light source to produce a visually undetectable information signal. The controller is further optionally operable to adjust (e.g., increase) the electrical power supplied to the light source when the cumulative on time for the light source corresponds to a point on a lumen depreciation curve indicating a reduction in light source intensity." The patent application was filed on Nov. 3, 2009 (12/611,703). 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=8,334,656&OS=8,334,656&RS=8,334,656 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** XG Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- XG Technology, Sarasota, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,335,193) developed by Amit Shukla, San Jose, Calif., Shashidhar Gandham, San Jose, Calif., and Jinu Kurian, Sunrise, Fla., for a "threshold-less mobile-driven handoff method for cellular systems using unlicensed spectrum." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In wireless networks where multiple base stations are deployed, handsets may handoff from one base station to the other while in a voice call. In this disclosure a layer-2 hand-off mechanism for cellular systems designed to operate in unlicensed spectrum is described. More specifically a proposed method that does not use any pre-determined thresholds to initiate the hand-offs is disclosed." The patent application was filed on July 13, 2010 (12/804,058). 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=8,335,193&OS=8,335,193&RS=8,335,193 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Toppoly Optoelectronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- The University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Orlando, Fla., and Toppoly Optoelectronics, Miao-Li County, Taiwan, have been assigned a patent (8,334,955) developed by four co-inventors for a "liquid crystal display device having patterned electrodes for repetitive divided horizontal electric field and fringing electric field." The co-inventors are Zhibing Ge, Orlando, Fla., Xinyu Zhu, Orlando, Fla., Shin-Tson Wu, Oviedo, Fla., and Thomas Xinzhang Wu, Oviedo, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus, methods, systems and devices for high aperture ratio, high transmittance, and wide viewing angle liquid crystal display having first and second substrates each with an alignment layer and polarizer on the interior and exterior surface thereof and a liquid crystal material therebetween forming plural pixels each having a common electrode group and a pixel electrode group each having at least one common and pixel electrode. A fringe field drives the molecules in the regions above and below the electrodes and a horizontal field drives the molecules between the electrode groups to achieve high transmittance. In an embodiment an insulating layer separates the substrate and alignment layer and the pixel electrodes are on the substrate and the common electrodes are on the insulating layer. In another embodiment a compensation film is layered between one of the substrates and corresponding polarizer." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2010 (12/771,733). 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=8,334,955&OS=8,334,955&RS=8,334,955 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Radius Networks Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Radius Networks, Washington, has been assigned a patent (8,335,174) developed by Stillman Bradish, New York, and Scott A. Smith, Delray Beach, Fla., for a "system and method for registering network information strings." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for registering network information strings. An information string server device receives a request to register a network information string from a computing device. The network information string may be included in a message broadcast by a string broadcast station. The information string server device determines whether the network information string has been previously registered with the information string server device. The information string server device stores the network information string in a record of an information string datastore when the network information string has not been previously registered with the information string server device. A registration acceptance message may be sent by the information string server device to the computing device when the network information string has not been previously registered with the information string server device." The patent application was filed on Nov. 15, 2011 (13/296,661). 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=8,335,174&OS=8,335,174&RS=8,335,174 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** U.S. Navy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- The U.S. Navy has been assigned a patent (8,334,614) developed by David Silnutzer, Panama City, Fla., Steve Thorsted, Panama City, Fla., and Jesse Miles, Panama City, Fla., for a "vessel of interest communications system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication system electromagnetically communicates beyond the electromagnetic barrier created by a physical barrier. First pre-existing electrical AC power distributing infrastructure extends on one side of the physical barrier and has electrical conductors and AC outlets. At least one first communication subsystem is located at the one side of the physical barrier and is connected to the electrical conductors. At least one second communication subsystem is located at an opposite side from the first side of the physical barrier. The first and second communication subsystems each have a first handheld transceiver radio, a second transceiver radio, a radio-to-local-area-network converter, and a power line Ethernet adapter. At least one electrical conductor extends the electrical power distributing infrastructure on the one side to the power line Ethernet adapter of the second communication subsystem on the opposite side of the physical barrier. The cost-effective system is made of commercial and government off-the-shelf components." The patent application was filed on Feb. 1, 2010 (12/658,742). 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=8,334,614&OS=8,334,614&RS=8,334,614 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Sales Research Institute Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- Sales Research Institute, Boston, has been assigned a patent (8,335,707) developed by Robert J. Petrossi, Naples, Fla., for a "system and method for developing sales content." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method of developing sales information for use in a buyer-seller environment is directed to providing one or more qualifiers which relate to a sales offering; determining value criteria, for each qualifier, to identify potential value of the sales offering; determining ideal buying criteria based on a competitive analysis; and developing the sales information from the value and buying criteria. The sales information, which can be a letter of understanding (LOU) or a buyer needs assessment, can be stored on a server and updated and accessed by one or more sellers. The updating can be an iterative process that is responsive to feedback about the sales information." The patent application was filed on Jan. 16, 2009 (12/321,367). 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=8,335,707&OS=8,335,707&RS=8,335,707 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** PT259 Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- PT259, Boca Raton, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,335,713) developed by Thomas L. DiStefano III, Boca Raton, Fla., for "providing reciprocal links in webpage development system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of assisting a website designer in establishing an arrangement between a first website being designed by the website designer and a second website in order to market the first website at the second website upon the activation of the first website on the internet is provided. The method includes, during design of the first website, receiving information at a user interface indicating a type of an element for marketing that is to be displayed at the second website, and information specifying the second website at which the element is to be displayed; saving the information at a first database that is coupled to the user interface; obtaining the element for marketing of the type indicated; and causing the display of the element for marketing at the second website when the first website is activated with respect to the internet. The element for marketing includes at least one of a banner ad concerning the first website and a link to the first website. Further provided is a method of assisting a website designer in establishing an e-commerce feature on a first website being designed by the website designer for access by third parties upon the activation of the first website on the internet, wherein the e-commerce feature is at least one of a shopping cart and an auction." The patent application was filed on Aug. 9, 2011 (13/206,483). 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=8,335,713&OS=8,335,713&RS=8,335,713 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NaviSense Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 -- NaviSense, Plantation, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,334,841) developed by Marc Boillot, Plantation, Fla., and Jason McIntosh, Sugar Hills, Ga., for a "virtual user interface method and system thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A virtual user interface (VUI) is provided. The VUI (120) can include a touchless sensing unit (110) for identifying and tracking at least one object in a touchless sensory field, a processor (130) communicatively coupled to the sensing unit for capturing a movement of the object within the touchless sensory field, and a driver (132) for converting the movement to a coordinate object (133). In one aspect, the VUI can implement an applications program interface (134) for receiving the coordinate object and providing the coordinate object to the virtual user interface (VUI). An object movement within the sensory field of the VUI can activate user components in a User Interface (150)." The patent application was filed on March 7, 2007 (11/683,415). 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=8,334,841&OS=8,334,841&RS=8,334,841 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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