TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Feb. 11)

[February 11, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Feb. 11)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Texas.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,366,915) developed by Alan E. Goliaszewski, The Woodlands, Texas, David B. Engel, The Woodlands, Texas, and Roger C. May, Warminster, Pa., for a "method for removing calcium from crude oil." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for reducing calcium deposition along surfaces in contact with the water phase of a resolved water/oil emulsion are disclosed. High calcium crude oil and the like are contacted with a sequestrant to form a sequestered calcium containing complex that partitions to the water phase in the resolved emulsion. A specifically formulated polymeric deposit control agent is added to the water phase to inhibit calcium deposit formation therein and along surfaces in contact with the water phase." The patent application was filed on June 26, 2008 (12/215,340). 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=8,366,915&OS=8,366,915&RS=8,366,915 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.


*** Baker Hughes Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Baker Hughes, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,366,914) developed by five co-inventors for a "multifunctional scavenger for hydrocarbon fluids." The co-inventors are Jianzhong Yang, Missouri City, Texas, Tauseef Salma, Sugar Land, Texas, John A. Schield, Missouri City, Texas, Jerry J. Weers, Richmond, Texas, and Joseph L. Stark, Richmond, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Compounds having the formulae and general formulae: ##STR00001## wherein each R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3 and R.sub.4 are the same or different and may be hydrogen, an alkyl group, an aryl group, a halogen, a nitro group, an alkyl or aryl ester, and an alkyl or aryl ether; compounds having the general formula: ##STR00002## wherein R is an alkyl, aryl or electron withdrawing group; ##STR00003## mixtures thereof; can be used as additives for crude oil and hydrocarbons. These compounds may be used to scavenge mercaptans, sulfides, cyanides, and primary or secondary amines; either alone or in combination." The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2008 (12/250,679). 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=8,366,914&OS=8,366,914&RS=8,366,914 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Mary Kay Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Mary Kay, Dallas, has been assigned a patent (8,367,046) developed by Amit Patel, Dallas, for a "guar gum containing compounds." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a method of reducing the appearance of coloring streaks in a composition that has a colorant comprising adding a guar gum containing compound to said composition." The patent application was filed on April 17, 2012 (13/449,239). 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=8,367,046.PN.&OS=PN/8,367,046&RS=PN/8,367,046 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** ARI Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- ARI Technologies, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,366,912) developed by Martin R. MacDonald, Plano, Texas, for a "method for producing base lubricating oil from waste oil." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for recovering base oil from waste lubricating oil by separating base oil range constituents from a waste lubricating oil mixture, thereafter separating higher quality base oil constituents and lower quality base oil constituents from the base oil recovered from the waste lubricating oil mixture and thereafter treating the lower quality base oil constituents to produce marketable base oil. The total base oil produced from a waste lubricating oil mixture by this process is greater than the quantity producible by previous processes using only base oil separation from the waste lubricating oil mixture or processes which use only treatment of the base oil recovered from the waste lubricating oil mixture to produce the product base oil." The patent application was filed on March 8, 2005 (11/076,436). 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=8,366,912&OS=8,366,912&RS=8,366,912 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Assigned Patent for Sour Service Hydroprocessing for Lubricant Base Oil Production ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, Annandale, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,366,908) developed by 13 co-inventors for a "sour service hydroprocessing for lubricant base oil production." The co-inventors are Krista Marie Prentice, Bethlehem, Pa., Gary Paul Schleicher, Milford, N.J., Lei Zhang, Vienna, Va., Timothy Lee Hilbert, Fairfax, Va., Michel A. Daage, Hellertown, Pa., Sylvain Hantzer, Purcellville, Va., Wenyih F. Lai, Bridgewater, N.J., David Mentzer, Marshall, Va., William Francis Heaney, Bonita Springs, Fla., Christine Nicole Elia, Bridgewater, N.J., Shifang Luo, Kingwood, Texas, Stephen J. McCarthy, Center Valley, Pa., and Mohan Kalyanaraman, Media, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An integrated process for producing lubricant base oils from feedstocks under sour conditions is provided. The ability to process feedstocks under higher sulfur conditions allows for reduced cost processing and increases the flexibility in selecting a suitable feedstock. The sour feed can be delivered to a catalytic dewaxing step without any separation of sulfur and nitrogen contaminants, or a high pressure separation can be used to partially eliminate contaminants." The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2009 (12/655,120). 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=8,366,908&OS=8,366,908&RS=8,366,908 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Valence Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Valence Technology, Las Vegas, has been assigned a patent (8,367,036) developed by Jeremy Barker, Oxford shire, United Kingdom, and M. Yazid Saidi, Austin, Texas, for an "alkali/transition metal halo-and hydroxy-phosphates and related electrode active materials." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention provides a novel polyanion-based electrode active material for use in a secondary or rechargeable electrochemical cell, wherein the electrode active material is represented by the general formula A.sub.aM.sub.b(SO.sub.4).sub.2Z.sub.d." The patent application was filed on July 13, 2010 (12/835,208). 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=8,367,036&OS=8,367,036&RS=8,367,036 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Marathon GTF Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Marathon GTF Technology, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,367,884) developed by John J. Waycuilis, Cypress, Texas, for "processes and systems for the staged synthesis of alkyl bromides." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Processes and systems for synthesizing hydrocarbon products, such as high molecular weight hydrocarbons, olefins or mixtures thereof, from alkyl bromides wherein one or more streams of alkyl bromides may be reacted in sequential or concurrent stages at different temperatures. The catalyst used in the synthesis stages may be the same or different and at least in one instance is chosen to form hydrocarbon products having a significant C.sub.6+ paraffin content. The stages may be conducted in one or more reactors and the catalyst may be deployed in fixed beds or fluidized beds." The patent application was filed on Feb. 17, 2011 (13/030,053). 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=83,67,884.PN.&OS=PN/83,67,884&RS=PN/83,67,884 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Ascension Orthopedics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Ascension Orthopedics, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,366,780) developed by Jerome J. Klawitter, Austin, Texas, and Monti R. Gourley, Austin, Texas, for a shoulder joint implant.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A prosthetic implant comprising a head having a spherical pyrocarbon shell (13,73) that is attached to a metal substructure (17,77) via an intermediate element (15,45,75). A subassembly of the intermediate element and the pyrocarbon shell may be connected to the metal substructure via a metal split ring (19) that resides partially in each of two facing grooves (33,35) or via interengaging elements (85,87,91) that are provided in two juxtaposed cylindrical surfaces. The design is such that compressive forces applied to the implant at its spherical articulating surface are transferred via compression through the pyrocarbon shell to the metal substructure." The patent application was filed on Nov. 28, 2007 (12/516,764). 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=8,366,780&OS=8,366,780&RS=8,366,780 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cool Planet Biofuels Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Cool Planet Biofuels, Camarillo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,367,881) developed by Michael Cheiky, Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Ronald A. Sills, Houston, for a "method for biomass fractioning by enhancing biomass thermal conductivity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is described for generating useful chemical intermediates from biomass using a novel pyrolysis reactor that utilizes the inherent thermal properties of carbon under compression as the biomass is subjected to sequential or concurrent temperature ramps. The ramps are sufficient to volatilize and selectively create different components, while the pressure application aids the selective decomposition of the biomass." The patent application was filed on May 9, 2011 (13/103,905). 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=83,67,881.PN.&OS=PN/83,67,881&RS=PN/83,67,881 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Vallinex Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Vallinex, Baltimore, has been assigned a patent (8,367,733) developed by Ronald Burch, Wilton, Conn., Richard B. Carter, Washington Crossing, Pa., and Jeff Lazar, Austin, Texas, for an "infiltration of capsaicin into surgical sites and open wounds." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is directed to methods for attenuating pain associated with a surgical site or an open wound by administration of single doses of a capsaicinoid formulation in proximity to a surgical site or wound opening." The patent application was filed on Aug. 7, 2006 (11/499,989). 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=83,67,733.PN.&OS=PN/83,67,733&RS=PN/83,67,733 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Varel International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Varel International, Carrollton, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,365,846) developed by Alfazazi Dourfaye, Paris, France, Michael R. Reese, Houston, and William W. King, Houston, for a "polycrystalline diamond cutter with high thermal conductivity." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A front face of a diamond table mounted to a substrate is processed to introduce a material which comingles with or semi-alloys with or partially displaces interstitial catalyst binder in a thermal channel to a desired depth. The material is selected to be less thermally expandable than the catalyst binder and/or more thermally conductive than the catalyst binder and/or having a lower heat capacity than the catalyst binder." The patent application was filed on March 2, 2010 (12/716,251). 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=8,365,846&OS=8,365,846&RS=8,365,846 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Bankruptcy Estate of Voxelogix Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Bankruptcy Estate of Voxelogix, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,366,442) developed by Stephen M. Schmitt, San Antonio, for a "dental apparatus for radiographic and non-radiographic imaging." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for making a computer model of a patient's jaws on the basis of digital information from computed tomography and non-radiographic digital imaging of the patient's teeth or dental casts of their teeth." The patent application was filed on Feb. 14, 2007 (11/674,956). 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=8,366,442&OS=8,366,442&RS=8,366,442 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** University of Texas Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- The University of Texas Systems, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,366,401) developed by four co-inventors for a "positive displacement pump system and method with rotating valve." The co-inventors are Thomas D. Pate, Austin, Texas, Raul G. Longoria, Austin, Texas, Richard Smalling, Houston, and Jeffrey R. Gohean, Austin, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods including a valve piston in a pumping chamber. The pumping chamber may include a pump inlet and a pump outlet in fluid communication with the pumping chamber. The valve piston may be configured to rotate between a first position within the pumping chamber and a second position outside of the pumping chamber." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2009 (12/425,060). 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=8,366,401&OS=8,366,401&RS=8,366,401 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,366,328) developed by David Zhi Chen, Richardson, Texas, and George N. Bell, Stormville, N.Y., for an "alignment-improved optical-fiber mechanical splicer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and methodology for mechanically splicing two optical fibers of equal or different diameters. Instead of flat V-groove structure for holding the optical fibers to be spliced, embodiments of the present invention use a concave-walled channel to better align two optical fibers if they have different diameters. The cover holding the fibers in place in the concave channel is similarly curved. The improved alignment results in more area overlap between end surfaces of the two optical fibers to be spliced. This reduces insertion loss by 0.1 dB or better, at the splice junction and, therefore, improves light signal transmission. The radius of curvature of the concave structure can be approximately two to three times the radius of the optical fibers being spliced." The patent application was filed on Dec. 20, 2010 (12/973,230). 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=8,366,328&OS=8,366,328&RS=8,366,328 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** United Technologies Assigned Patent for Method and Assembly for Gas Turbine Engine Airfoils with Protective Coating ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- United Technologies, Hartford, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,366,386) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and assembly for gas turbine engine airfoils with protective coating." The co-inventors are Daniel E. Quinn, Windsor, Conn., David J. Hiskes, Vernon, Conn., Carl W. Mercier, S. Willington, Conn., Michael Minor, Arlington, Texas, Paul M. Pellet, Arlington, Texas, and Michael L. Miller, Euless, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of processing turbine airfoils includes depositing a protective coating on first and second turbine airfoils, and bonding the first and second turbine airfoils together after the deposition such that there is an open throat between the first and second turbine airfoil and at least portions of surfaces in the open throat are coated with the protective coating." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2009 (12/360,312). 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=8,366,386&OS=8,366,386&RS=8,366,386 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Multimedia Games Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Multimedia Games, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,366,535) developed by Brian A. Watkins, Austin, Texas, and Andrea R. Barton, Austin, Texas, for a "method, apparatus, and program product for conducting a game using both unisymbol and multisymbol reel effects." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel game is provided that transforms at least a part of the graphic symbol matrix shown on a video-based reel-type gaming machine to change the game operation from multi-symbol reels to single-symbol reels. Methods, apparatus and program products for implementing the game are provided. A preferred game operates in a first display matrix state displaying a symbol matrix. The symbol matrix provides a game play result by displaying two or more reel representations that combine to form the symbol matrix. In response to a trigger event in game play, the game switches to a second display matrix state where it is modified to show single-symbol reel representations with separating elements between at least one pair of adjacent symbols of a respective reel representation. Multiple sets of data structures are provided for operation in each display state." The patent application was filed on June 16, 2008 (12/139,841). 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=8,366,535&OS=8,366,535&RS=8,366,535 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** NIKE Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- NIKE, Beaverton, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,366,565) developed by Gary G. Tavares, Azle, Texas, Robert Boyd, Euless, Texas, and John Thomas Stites, Weatherford, Texas, for a "golf club assembly and golf club with aerodynamic features." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A golf club head includes a body member having a ball striking face, a crown, a toe, a heel, a sole, a back and a hosel region, located at the intersection of the ball striking face, the heel, the crown and the sole. The body member may have a first cross-section having a first airfoil-shaped surface in the heel. The first cross-section may be oriented at approximately 90.degree. from the centerline of the club head. The body member may have a second cross-section having a second airfoil-shaped surface. The second cross-section may be oriented at approximately 45.degree. or at approximately 70.degree.. The airfoil-shaped surfaces may be defined by spline points or by equations. A golf club including the golf club head is also provided." The patent application was filed on May 13, 2010 (12/779,669). 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=8,366,565&OS=8,366,565&RS=8,366,565 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Schlumberger Technology Assigned Patent for System and Method for Determining Onset of Failure Modes in a Positive Displacement Pump ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Schlumberger Technology, Sugar Land, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,366,402) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for determining onset of failure modes in a positive displacement pump." The co-inventors are Nathan St. Michel, Houston, Toshimichi Wago, Houston, Joe Hubenschmidt, Sugar Land, Texas, and Jean-Louis Pessin, Houston.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A reciprocating pump system is utilized. The system facilitates the prediction of failure modes due to degradation of pump components. A sensor system is used to monitor parameters indicative of abnormal events or wear occurring in specific components, such as pump valves. The indications of wear can be used to predict valve failure or other component failure within the reciprocating pump." The patent application was filed on Dec. 20, 2005 (11/312,124). 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=8,366,402&OS=8,366,402&RS=8,366,402 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** United Services Automobile Association Assigned Patent for Systems to Store and Agitate Fuel ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- United Services Automobile Association, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,366,312) developed by Ruben Valdez, San Antonio, and Cindi Kathleen Scheele, Comfort, Texas, for "systems to store and agitate fuel." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems to store and agitate fuel can include a fuel storage tank including an air valve, and a fuel agitation system coupled to the fuel storage tank that can include an elongate fuel agitation member, a lumen, a plurality of valves extending from the elongate fuel agitation member, and an air passageway in fluid communication with the elongate fuel agitation member, where the air passageway is coupled to the first end of the elongate fuel agitation member by a rotational coupling located in the fuel storage tank that can be pneumatically actuated by air flow to rotate the elongate fuel agitation member as the air flow is introduced via the plurality of valves into the fuel storage tank, where the introduced air flow exits the fuel storage chamber out of the air valve." The patent application was filed on Aug. 1, 2006 (11/461,510). 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=8,366,312&OS=8,366,312&RS=8,366,312 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** SBM Atlantia Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- SBM Atlantia, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,366,352) developed by Jack Pollack, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Denis Patrick Riordan, Houston, and David C. Riggs, Coppell, Texas, for a "system usable with a pipe laying vessel." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system usable with a pipe laying vessel, includes a support frame, such as a deck frame of the vessel, and a loader arm which is movable between a loading position and an upright position. The loader arm is provided with a pipe section manipulation system. A first clamping member is provided having a substantially fixed position with respect to the support frame. The first clamping member is operable between a clamped position for supporting the weight of the pipeline, and a released position for allowing the pipeline to be lowered. A second clamping member is movable between an upper position and a lower position. The second clamping member is operable between a clamped position for supporting the weight of the pipeline during movement from the upper position to the lower position, and a released position for moving the second clamping member from the lower position to the upper position." The patent application was filed on Feb. 13, 2008 (12/527,073). 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=8,366,352&OS=8,366,352&RS=8,366,352 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Schlumberger Technology Assigned Patent for Externally Assisted Valve for a Positive Displacement Pump ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Schlumberger Technology, Sugar Land, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,366,408) developed by four co-inventors for an "externally assisted valve for a positive displacement pump." The co-inventors are Toshimichi Wago, Houston, Philippe Gambier, Houston, Jean-Louis Pessin, Houston, and Rajesh Luharuka, Stafford, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A positive displacement pump having a valve with an actuation guide for assisting its actuation. The valve may be configured for controlling fluid communication relative to a chamber of the pump with the valve actuation guide positioned external to the chamber and configured to assist in the controlling. The valve actuation guide itself may include an arm extending into a valve actuation assembly below the valve. In such embodiments, the arm may be reciprocated by crankshaft, hydraulic, or other means. Alternatively, the valve actuation assembly may include electromagnetic means for assisting in actuation of the valve." The patent application was filed on May 1, 2008 (12/113,488). 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=8,366,408&OS=8,366,408&RS=8,366,408 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Transportation Technology Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Transportation Technology Services, Southlake, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,366,361) developed by Scott C. Landrum, Southlake, Texas, for a "flange assembly railroad transportation system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for transporting a load of plural flange assemblies using a railcar that has open top over a load-area. The system includes a structural frame configured for positioning at least partially about the load area of the railcar. The structural frame includes a first and second incline that are opposingly oriented to define a load trough, which is accessible for insertion of at least a portion of the load thereinto from above the open top of the railcar. A railcar engagement member is disposed to fixedly couple the structural frame to the railcar. Incline dunnage is positioned on the first and second incline so as to engage and support the load, and so as to prevent direct contact between the load and the railcar. A first movable stop is coupled to the structural frame, and has an adjustment for selectively positioning it to engage and maintain the load against tipping forces." The patent application was filed on Aug. 11, 2010 (12/854,723). 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=8,366,361&OS=8,366,361&RS=8,366,361 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Verizon Patent and Licensing Assigned Patent for Communication Media Connector ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Verizon Patent and Licensing, Basking Ridge, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,366,327) developed by David Zhi Chen, Richardson, Texas, and Vijay Jain, West Friendship, Md., for a communication media connector.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A communication media having a first media portion defining a first end, a second media portion having first and second ends, the first end of the second communication media fused to the first end of the first media portion at a media joint, the second media portion configured to transmit data received from the first media portion; and a support sleeve disposed about the media joint. The support sleeve defines an end face, the second end of the second communication media terminating at an end surface parallel with the end face, the end face configured to be selectively connected to a media component." The patent application was filed on May 30, 2010 (12/750,033). 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=8,366,327&OS=8,366,327&RS=8,366,327 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Dell Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,366,464) developed by Stephen N. Figuerado, Round Rock, Texas, and Martin Hardis, Taipei, Taiwan, for a "retraction arm to extract a mezzanine circuit board connector from a motherboard connector." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: " An information handling system mezzanine circuit board disposed in a parallel configuration over a motherboard is selectively coupled and de-coupled at the motherboard with a retraction and latching device that translates retraction force applied at an accessible actuation portion to push upward from below the mezzanine circuit board. A retraction portion of the retraction and latching device provides an upward force at the bottom surface of the mezzanine circuit board to separate the mezzanine circuit board connector from the motherboard connector so that an end user can lift the mezzanine circuit board away from the motherboard." The patent application was filed on Aug. 25, 2011 (13/218,260). 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=8,366,464&OS=8,366,464&RS=8,366,464 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Lancer Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Lancer, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,365,956) developed by William A. Edwards, Selma, Texas, and Roger Anthony Kolodziejcyk, San Antonio, for a "method and apparatus for a beverage dispenser." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A product dispenser reconfigurable in the field includes a housing, at least one tower unit, and a removable ambient box. The at least one tower unit includes at least one dispense point, whereby a product or diluent is delivered from a diluent or product source to the dispense point. The ambient box is an insulated product path that is adaptable to at least one external source and the tower units or the dispense points. The external source may be conditioned externally or may deliver an ambient temperature product, wherein the product circuits passing through the ambient box may deliver product to any tower unit, thereby providing increased product variability within a same product dispenser. The product dispenser still further includes a tower structure that is removable without disabling the product circuits, and a method of merchandising on the tower structure." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2008 (12/154,776). 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=8,365,956.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,956&RS=PN/8,365,956 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Lancer Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Lancer, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,365,957) developed by William A. Edwards, Selma, Texas, and Roger Anthony Kolodziejcyk, San Antonio, for a "method and apparatus for a beverage dispenser." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A product dispenser reconfigurable in the field includes a housing, at least one tower unit, and a removable ambient box. The at least one tower unit includes at least one dispense point, whereby a product or diluent is delivered from a diluent or product source to the dispense point. The ambient box is an insulated product path that is adaptable to at least one external source and the tower units or the dispense points. The external source may be conditioned externally or may deliver an ambient temperature product, wherein the product circuits passing through the ambient box may deliver product to any tower unit, thereby providing increased product variability within a same product dispenser. The product dispenser still further includes a tower structure that is removable without disabling the product circuits, and a method of merchandising on the tower structure." The patent application was filed on Aug. 23, 2011 (13/199,210). 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=8,365,957.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,957&RS=PN/8,365,957 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Illinois Tool Works Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Illinois Tool Works, Glenview, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,366,087) developed by four co-inventors for a "truss assembly table with automatic jigging." The co-inventors are David L. McAdoo, Alvarado, Texas, Ronald E. Findley, Bedford, Texas, Jeffrey Ceurter, Fort Worth, Texas, and Neil Bradley, Grand Prairie, Texas.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A jig positioning system for use on a truss assembly table. The puck assembly 108 has a puck 109 positioned at least partially above the table top 105 with the puck 109 connected to a carriage 110 positioned at least partially below the table top. The puck assembly 108 moves along slots 118 in the table top 105. A threaded rod 102 extends through a threaded passageway 103 in the carriage 110, so, when the threaded rod rotates, the puck assembly moves along a corresponding slot in the table. A rod support member 116 extends along the length of the threaded rod 102 and is positioned below the threaded rod 102, the support member 116 contacting the carriage and, thereby, preventing the threaded rod from excessive sagging. A debris path is provided along both sides of the support member 116." The patent application was filed on Jan. 29, 2008 (12/022,103). 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=8,366,087.PN.&OS=PN/8,366,087&RS=PN/8,366,087 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** United Services Automobile Association (USAA) Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- United Services Automobile Association (USAA), San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (8,365,988) developed by Reynaldo Medina III, San Antonio, and Bradly Jay Billman, San Antonio, for a "dynamic credit card security code via mobile device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed for prioritizing tasks associated with a group of first users based on number of times the first users have monitored the status of a task. In addition to the general system, systems, methods and computer readable media for task prioritizing, the tasks may be prioritized based on the number of first users associated with a task, the importance of each first user associated with a task, and the way the task was identified." The patent application was filed on April 11, 2008 (12/101,881). 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=8,365,988.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,988&RS=PN/8,365,988 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** World Bottling Cap Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- World Bottling Cap, Carrollton, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,365,940) developed by Abe Frishman, Carrolton, Texas, for a "bottle crown with opener assembly." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A pull tab crown for a bottle or other container provides an opener secured to the top of the crown. The crown has an annular skirt with an annular edge. Score lines extend from the opener assembly to the skirt. One of the score lines is curvilinear and terminates at the annular edge. A second score line has as segment that extends from the opener assembly to an endpoint substantially spaced from the bottom annular edge of the skirt." The patent application was filed on March 16, 2010 (12/725,295). 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=8,365,940.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,940&RS=PN/8,365,940 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Halliburton Energy Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Halliburton Energy Services, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,366,082) developed by Robert W. Evans, Montgomery, Texas, for a "belleville spring guide system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus is provided for decreasing frictional effects in stacks of Belleville springs and limiting deflection of the springs. In one embodiment, carriers for springs overlap and minimize the effects of lateral forces that are developed as springs in a stack are loaded. Carriers may be used on mandrel guides, in cylindrical guides or without a guide. In other embodiments, maximum load and defection of springs may be provided by the spring carriers." The patent application was filed on Nov. 10, 2010 (12/943,060). 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=8,366,082.PN.&OS=PN/8,366,082&RS=PN/8,366,082 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intel Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,365,983) developed by six co-inventors for a "radio-frequency reconfigurations of microelectronic systems in commercial packages." The co-inventors are Shahrokh Shahidzadeh, Portland, Ore., James Steven Fintel, Spring, Texas, Jonathan Douglas, Portland, Ore., William J. Kirby, Portland, Ore., Tim Gates, Hillsboro, Ore., and Tim Abels, Hillsboro, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for determining if a system is compatible with an up-binning or down-binning to a hardware resource of the system through RFID tag communication, receiving instructions from a remote server to upgrade the hardware resource if the system is compatible, and programming the hardware resource based on the instructions. In one such embodiment, the hardware resource may be programmed by use of programmable fuses to enable circuitry of the hardware resource. Other embodiments are described and claimed." The patent application was filed on Nov. 20, 2009 (12/592,212). 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=8,365,983.PN.&OS=PN/8,365,983&RS=PN/8,365,983 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Glasscraft Door Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Glasscraft Door, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,365,480) developed by John B. Plummer, Houston, and Joseph Gene Denley, Cypress, Texas, for a "door assembly with dual support connector assembly." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A door assembly with installed glass panel, or insulated glass panel, security glass panel, or a decorative leaded glass panel, void of holes in the door or in glass panel, wherein the door assembly has a dual support connector with connector body, connector hole extending through the connector body, a glass flange integral with the connector body for overlaying an edge portion of the glass panel; an structural panel flange integral with the connector body, extending at a right angle to the connector hole away from the connector body parallel to while opposite the glass panel flange for overlaying an edge portion of the structural panel while in a plane apart from a plane of the glass flange." The patent application was filed on June 26, 2012 (13/533,776). 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=83,65,480.PN.&OS=PN/83,65,480&RS=PN/83,65,480 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Bobrick Washroom Equipment Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Bobrick Washroom Equipment, North Hollywood, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,365,328) developed by Dikran Babikian, Glendale, Calif., and Branko Bem, Plano, Texas, for a baby changing station.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A baby supporting device is provided which includes a frame. The frame includes a first portion for mounting onto a wall and a second portion pivotally coupled to the first portion and rotatable between a first position and a second position. A first stop member extends from the first portion, and a second stop member extends from the second portion, such that when the second stop member engages the first stop member it stops the second portion at the second position. A first surface covers at least a portion of the first portion, and a second surface covers at least a portion of the second portion." The patent application was filed on Aug. 18, 2009 (12/543,173). 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=83,65,328.PN.&OS=PN/83,65,328&RS=PN/83,65,328 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Baker Hughes Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Baker Hughes, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,365,374) developed by four co-inventors for an "elastomeric element installation tool and method." The co-inventors are Robert S. O'Brien, Katy, Texas, Gerald D. Lynde, Houston, Yang Xu, Houston, and Thomas Mathew, Houston.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed herein is a method of installing an elastomeric element onto a tubular. The method includes, positioning the elastomeric element onto a radially expandable member, radially expanding the radially expandable member and the elastomeric element installed thereon, positioning a tubular coaxially with the radially expandable member, and axially urging the elastomeric element off the radially expandable member thereby allowing the elastomeric element to be positioned coaxially about an outer perimetrical surface of the tubular." The patent application was filed on June 12, 2008 (12/137,860). 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=83,65,374.PN.&OS=PN/83,65,374&RS=PN/83,65,374 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Intrepid Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Intrepid Industries, La Porte, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,365,358) developed by Erich Edwin Bredl, Houston, and Lakshminarasimhan S. Muthu, Pearland, Texas, for a "universal swing hinge assembly for gravity-closing gates." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A universal swing hinge assembly for a gravity-closing gate can be attached to a guardrail on either side of a guardrail opening. A hinge pin can be disposed through the universal swing hinge assembly and gravity-closing gate for attaching the gravity-closing gate thereto. The universal swing hinge assembly can have a C-configuration that allows the gravity-closing gate to swing open in either direction from a lowest neutral position. A recess of the universal swing hinge assembly can have an angled hinge face that opens towards the guardrail opening. In operation, the angled hinge face can cause the gravity-closing gate to rise from the lowest neutral position when the gravity-closing gate is opening, and the angled hinge face can cause the gravity-closing gate to return to the lowest neutral position when closing." The patent application was filed on May 7, 2012 (13/465,844). 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=83,65,358.PN.&OS=PN/83,65,358&RS=PN/83,65,358 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hill-Rom Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Hill-Rom Services, Batesville, Ind., has been assigned a patent (8,365,330) developed by Charles A. Lachenbruch, Lakeway, Texas, for a "method and apparatus for relieving shear induced by and occupant support." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A bed comprises a frame 34 with at least one orientation adjustable section (44, 46, 48), a mattress 58 supported by the frame and having at least one A bladder and at least one B bladder. The bladders are inflatable and deflatable out of phase with each other in coordination with at least one of a) issuance of a command for the frame section to change orientation and b) an actual change in orientation of the frame section. Also described is an associated method for operating an occupant support at least part of which is orientation adjustable relative to other parts of the occupant support. The method comprises providing, in response to a change of orientation of the orientation adjustable part, a relatively lower occupant/support interface pressure (OSIP) at a location A and a relatively higher OSIP at a location B followed by providing a relatively higher OSIP at the location A and a relatively lower OSIP at the location B." The patent application was filed on Feb. 12, 2010 (12/704,600). 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=83,65,330.PN.&OS=PN/83,65,330&RS=PN/83,65,330 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** United Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- United Technologies, Hartford, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,365,405) developed by Michael Minor, Arlington, Texas, and Jacob A. Hall, Fort Worth, Texas, for "preforms and related methods for repairing abradable seals of gas turbine engines." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for repairing abradable seals of gas turbine engines include providing an abradable seal component of a gas turbine engine, the seal component having a structural substrate; providing a first preform to restore the structural substrate; and providing a second preform to form an abradable layer of the component. Preforms include a multilayer stack having a first layer and a second layer." The patent application was filed on Aug. 27, 2008 (12/199,171). 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=83,65,405.PN.&OS=PN/83,65,405&RS=PN/83,65,405 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Lockheed Martin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,365,428) developed by Russell L. Miller, Fort Worth, Texas, and Rick A. Luepke, Fort Worth, Texas, for a "hole grip length measurement apparatus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for determining the grip length of a hole extending through a stack of panels so that a fastener of appropriate length can be selected for insertion into the hole. A shaft carrying an array of probes is inserted into the hole and the array generates signals indicating which probes of the array are contacting an inner wall of the hole." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2010 (12/968,716). 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=83,65,428.PN.&OS=PN/83,65,428&RS=PN/83,65,428 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Texas Inventors Develop Patent for System and Method for Protecting a Computer System from Malicious Software ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Allen F. Rozman, Murphy, Texas, Alfonso J. Cioffi, Murphy, Texas, have developed a patent (RE43,987) for a "system and method for protecting a computer system from malicious software." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a computer system, a first electronic data processor is communicatively coupled to a first memory space and a second memory space. A second electronic data processor is communicatively coupled the second memory space and to a network interface device. The second electronic data processor is capable of exchanging data across a network of one or more computers via the network interface device. A video processor is adapted to combine video data from the first and second electronic data processors and transmit the combined video data to a display terminal for displaying the combined video data in a windowed format. The computer system is configured such that a malware program downloaded from the network and executing on the second electronic data processor is incapable of initiating access to the first memory space." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2011 (13/015,186). 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=RE43,987.PN.&OS=PN/RE43,987&RS=PN/RE43,987 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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