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[February 08, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Indiana (Feb. 8)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Indiana.

*** Pioneer Hi Bred International Assigned Patent for Maize Variety Hybrid X03A112 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Pioneer Hi Bred International, Johnston, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,367,911) developed by Matthew David Smalley, Noblesville, Ind., and Thomas Craig Kevern, Milton, Wis., for a "maize variety hybrid X03A112." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel maize variety designated X03A112 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing hybrid maize variety X03A112 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X03A112 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X03A112, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X03A112. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X03A112." The patent application was filed on June 3, 2010 (12/792,789). 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=8,367,911&OS=8,367,911&RS=8,367,911 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.


*** U.S. Navy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- The U.S. Navy has been assigned a patent (8,367,991) developed by Timothy Bradley, Loogootee, Ind., for a "modulation device for a mobile tracking device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A modulation device provides optical energy to hamper the operation of a mobile tracking device. The optical energy may include multiple mobile device specific optical codes directed at the mobile tracking device in parallel." The patent application was filed on May 12, 2010 (12/778,870). 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=8,367,991&OS=8,367,991&RS=8,367,991 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Monsanto Technology Assigned Patent for Plants and Seeds of Corn Variety CV182075 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Monsanto Technology, St. Louis, has been assigned a patent (8,367,904) developed by Martin Medina, Fishers, Ind., and Donn Cummings, Brownsburg, Ind., for "plants and seeds of corn variety CV182075." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the corn variety designated CV182075. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CV182075, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CV182075 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to corn seeds and plants produced by crossing plants of variety CV182075 with plants of another variety, such as another inbred line. The invention further relates to the inbred and hybrid genetic complements of plants of variety CV182075." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2010 (12/774,297). 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=8,367,904&OS=8,367,904&RS=8,367,904 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** RBC Manufacturing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- RBC Manufacturing, Beloit, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,368,331) developed by Mark A. Brattoli, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Guy Bonner Jr., Markle, Ind., for "methods and apparatus for monitoring average current and input power in an electronically commutated motor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for monitoring input power to an electronically commutated motor (ECM) is described. The method includes determining, with a processing device, an average input current to the motor, the average input current based on a voltage drop across a shunt resistor in series with the motor, measuring an average input voltage applied to the motor utilizing the processing device, multiplying the average input current by the average voltage to determine an approximate input power, and communicating the average input power to an external interface." The patent application was filed on Aug. 29, 2008 (12/201,486). 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=8,368,331&OS=8,368,331&RS=8,368,331 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,367,984) developed by eight co-inventors for an "energy management of household appliances." The co-inventors are John K. Besore, Prospect, Ky., Jeff Donald Drake, Louisville, Ky., Michael F. Finch, Louisville, Ky., Darin Franks, Lanesville, Ind., John Joseph Roetker, Louisville, Ky., Steven Keith Root, Buckner, Ky., Natarajan Venkatakrishnan, Louisville, Ky., and Eric K. Watson, Crestwood, Ky.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A water heater comprises a body defining a chamber for holding water to be heated, an inlet opening and an outlet opening in communication with the chamber for flowing water therethrough and one or more power consuming features/functions including a heater for heating the water within the chamber. A controller is operatively connected to the one or more power consuming features/functions. The controller is configured to receive and process a signal indicative of a utility state. The controller operates the water heater in one of a plurality of operating modes, including at least a normal operating mode and an energy savings mode, in response to the received signal. The controller is configured to at least one of selectively adjust and deactivate at least one of the one or more power consuming features/functions to reduce power consumption of the water heater in the energy savings mode." The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2009 (12/559,654). 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=8,367,984&OS=8,367,984&RS=8,367,984 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pioneer Hi Bred International Assigned Patent for Maize Variety Hybrid X05A931 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Pioneer Hi Bred International, Johnston, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,367,910) developed by Edwin Michael Grote, Milton, Wis., William Andrew Wilson, Noblesville, Ind., and Joseph Kevin Gogerty, Algona, Iowa, for a "maize variety hybrid X05A931." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel maize variety designated X05A931 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing hybrid maize variety X05A931 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X05A931 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X05A931, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X05A931. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X05A931." The patent application was filed on June 3, 2010 (12/792,761). 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=8,367,910&OS=8,367,910&RS=8,367,910 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pioneer Hi Bred International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Pioneer Hi Bred International, Johnston, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,367,912) developed by Terry R. Colbert, Fort Branch, Ind., Joseph D. Anderson, Union City, Tenn., and Thomas Russell Henry, Union City, Tenn., for a "maize variety hybrid X8F933." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel maize variety designated X8F933 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing hybrid maize variety X8F933 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X8F933 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X8F933, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X8F933. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X8F933." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2010 (12/795,726). 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=8,367,912&OS=8,367,912&RS=8,367,912 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Visiongate Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Visiongate, Phoenix, has been assigned a patent (8,368,035) developed by four co-inventors for "3D imaging of live cells with ultraviolet radiation." The co-inventors are Eric J. Seibel, Seattle, Alan C. Nelson, Phoenix, Mark E. Fauver, Seattle, and J. Richard Rahn, Sammamish, Wash.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for 3D imaging of cells in an optical tomography system includes moving a biological object relatively to a microscope objective to present varying angles of view. The biological object is illuminated with radiation having a spectral bandwidth limited to wavelengths between 150 nm and 390 nm. Radiation transmitted through the biological object and the microscope objective is sensed with a camera from a plurality of differing view angles. A plurality of pseudoprojections of the biological object from the sensed radiation is formed and the plurality of pseudoprojections is reconstructed to form a 3D image of the cell." The patent application was filed on Feb. 22, 2012 (13/402,149). 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=8,368,035&OS=8,368,035&RS=8,368,035 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method for High Density Data Storage and Imaging ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,369,204) developed by 12 co-inventors for a "method for high density data storage and imaging." The co-inventors are Urs T. Duerig, Rueschlikon, Switzerland, Jane Elizabeth Frommer, San Jose, Calif., Bernd Walter Gotsmann, Horgen, Switzerland, Erik Christopher Hagberg, Evansville, Ind., James Lupton Hedrick, Pleasanton, Calif., Armin W. Knoll, Zurich, Switzerland, Victor Yee-Way Lee, San Jose, Calif., Teddie Peregrino Magbitang, San Jose, Calif., Robert Dennis Miller, San Jose, Calif., Russell Clayton Pratt, Los Gatos, Calif., Charles Gordon Wade, Los Gatos, Calif., and Johannes Windeln, Bodenheim, Germany.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An approach is presented for designing a polymeric layer for nanometer scale thermo-mechanical storage devices. Cross-linked polyimide oligomers are used as the recording layers in atomic force data storage device, giving significantly improved performance when compared to previously reported cross-linked and linear polymers. The cross-linking of the polyimide oligomers may be tuned to match thermal and force parameters required in read-write-erase cycles. Additionally, the cross-linked polyimide oligomers are suitable for use in nano-scale imaging." The patent application was filed on Oct. 18, 2011 (13/275,473). 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=8,369,204&OS=8,369,204&RS=8,369,204 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Raytheon Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Raytheon, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,369,445) developed by Marion P. Hensley, Pendleton, Ind., for a "system and method for improved communication utilizing velocity related information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to one embodiment, a method for communication includes receiving, by a receiver, a first modulated signal. The first modulated signal includes at least one error. The method also includes demodulating the first modulated signal. The demodulation includes compensating for the at least one error utilizing information related to a velocity of the receiver." The patent application was filed on Dec. 4, 2008 (12/328,316). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft1.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=8,369,445.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,445&RS=PN/8,369,445 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Raytheon Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Raytheon, Waltham, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,369,062) developed by Delmer D. Fisher, Idianapolis, Brady A. Plummer, Fishers, Ind., and Robert W. Plummer, McCordsville, Ind., for a detonation control system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to certain embodiments, a detonation control system includes a controller circuit coupled to a manual switch and a detonation device. The detonation device is configured to activate an explosive. The controller circuit includes a memory operable to store one of a multiple time-to-fire settings representing a time delay from arming the detonation device to activation of the detonation device. The controller circuit is operable to store a first time-to-fire setting in the memory, store another of the multiple time-to-fire settings in the memory upon actuation of the manual switch, and repeat the step of storing another of the multiple time-to-fire settings in the memory for each actuation of the manual switch." The patent application was filed on Sept. 2, 2010 (12/874,878). 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=8,369,062&OS=8,369,062&RS=8,369,062 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** U.S. Navy Assigned Patent for Tunable Detection System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- The U.S. Navy has been assigned a patent (8,368,996) developed by Aaron Boyd Cole, Bedford, Ind., for a tunable detection system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A tunable bandwidth selector is disclosed. The tunable bandwidth selector may include a plurality of spaced apart electron sheets which selectively separate a first bandwidth from an input spectrum." The patent application was filed on June 24, 2009 (12/509,154). 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=8,368,996&OS=8,368,996&RS=8,368,996 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Hill-Rom Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Hill-Rom Services, Batesville, Ind., has been assigned a patent (8,368,545) developed by six co-inventors for a "hospital bed computer system with pharmacy interaction." The co-inventors are Robert Mark Zerhusen, Cincinnati, Ryan A. Reeder, Brookville, Ind., John D. Vogel, Columbus, Ind., Michael E. Cerimele, Chardon, Ohio, Carl W. Riley, Milan, Ind., and Timothy D. Wildman, Metamora, Ind.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A point-of-care computer system is provided, including a display positioned in a point-of-care location. The point-of-care computer includes hardware coupled to a frame of a hospital bed." The patent application was filed on March 16, 2011 (13/049,393). 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=8,368,545.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,545&RS=PN/8,368,545 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Peregrine Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Peregrine Semiconductor, San Diego, has been assigned a patent (8,368,462) developed by four co-inventors for a "method, system, and apparatus for RF switching amplifier." The co-inventors are Vikas Sharma, Elgin, Ill., Jaroslaw Adamski, Streamwood, Ill., Neil Calanca, Crown Point, Ind., and Robert Broughton, Chester, N.H.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of RF switching amplifiers are described generally herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed." The patent application was filed on Oct. 6, 2010 (12/924,907). 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=8,368,462.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,462&RS=PN/8,368,462 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** CenturyLink Intellectual Property Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- CenturyLink Intellectual Property, Denver, has been assigned a patent (8,368,526) developed by Mark Chalk, Fort Wayne, Ind., for a "self-monitored home security system using mobile communications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for providing home security services may include receiving, at a local alarm controller, a cordless sensor signal indicative of an alarm sensor being triggered. The cordless sensor signal may be communicated over one of multiple cordless telephone channels. In response to receiving the sensor signal, a signal indicative of the cordless telephone channel may be communicated to a mobile telephone of a user to notify the user that a sensor associated with the cordless telephone channel was triggered." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2009 (12/433,381). 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=8,368,526.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,526&RS=PN/8,368,526 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Purdue Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Purdue Research Foundation, West Lafayette, Ind., has been assigned a patent (8,368,469) developed by four co-inventors for a "silicon-on-insulator high power amplifiers." The co-inventors are Saeed Mohammadi, Zionsville, Ind., Sultan R. Helmi, West Lafayette, Ind., Jing-Hwa Chen, West Lafayette, Ind., and Andrew J. Robison, West Lafayette, Ind.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Illustrative embodiments of a power amplifier are disclosed which include a plurality of amplifier cells, each having an input and an output. The plurality of amplifier cells are formed on a semiconductor substrate such that the outputs of the plurality of amplifier cells are electrically coupled in series. Each of the plurality of amplifier cells may comprise a first transistor that is electrically insulated from the semiconductor substrate and a first feedback resistor configured to dynamically bias the first transistor." The patent application was filed on March 10, 2011 (13/044,989). 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=8,368,469.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,469&RS=PN/8,368,469 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hill-Rom Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8 -- Hill-Rom Services, Batesville, Ind., has been assigned a patent (8,368,544) developed by Timothy D. Wildman, Metamora, Ind., Dennis J. Gallant, Harrison, Ohio, Phill Hausman, Cary, N.C., for a hygiene monitoring system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is provided for monitoring hygiene compliance." The patent application was filed on Oct. 11, 2010 (12/901,891). 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=8,368,544.PN.&OS=PN/8,368,544&RS=PN/8,368,544 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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