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[June 28, 2011]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Indiana (June 28)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 28 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Indiana.

*** Grote Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 27 -- Grote Industries, Madison, Ind., has been assigned a patent (7,963,006) developed by Darren L. Harmon, Madison, Ind., Thomas J. Schulz, Hanover, Ind., and William E. Marvell, Madison, Ind., for a "retainer for overmolded electrical circuit." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device configured to maintain an electric circuit in a fixed position during an overmolding process comprises a wire retainer configured to hold the electric circuit taut and in a fixed position while being molded within a molded item. The retainer has a first end and an opposite second end, and includes a first bushing defining a mounting hole for the molded item extending along a width axis. The built-in bushing includes front and back surfaces configured to be aligned and substantially co-planar with the front and back surfaces of the molded item. The device also includes a first securing member configured to secure a portion of the electric circuit to the retainer within the molded item, to hold the electric circuit in a fixed position within the molded item during the overmolding process." The patent application was filed on Aug. 24, 2007 (11/844,887). 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=79,63,006&OS=79,63,006&RS=79,63,006 Written by Rajat Puri; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hess Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 27 -- Hess Industries, Niles, Mich., has been assigned a patent (7,963,199) developed by David Mayfield, South Bend, Ind., Joseph Harry Krenz, Warsaw, Ind., and Krishnathejan Akumalla, Mishawaka, Ind., for a vertical spinner.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a spinning apparatus for forming a workpiece when the workpiece is arranged in a substantially vertical orientation. The spinning apparatus includes at least one tool capable of altering the shape of the workpiece while spinning. The apparatus also includes a clamp configured to hold the workpiece as the tool works the workpiece. The spinning apparatus includes a spinning arrangement allowing for the vertical arrangement of the workpiece while the tool is working on the workpiece." The patent application was filed on Feb. 22, 2007 (11/677,752). 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=7,963,199.PN.&OS=PN/7,963,199&RS=PN/7,963,199 Written by Anjali Jha; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Kiesler Police Supply Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 27 -- Kiesler Police Supply, Jeffersonville, Ind., has been assigned a patent (7,963,205) developed by Adam S. Brooks, Sellersburg, Ind., for a tri-mount cradle system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A weapon mounting system for securing a weapon such as a machine gun to a platform comprises a cradle assembly including a pair of opposed front and rear flanges having apertures therein for engaging a retaining pin to secure a weapon thereto. The cradle assembly of the present invention is formed of a single piece of high strength material, for example aluminum stainless steel or titanium. The cradle assembly further includes a pair of pintle flanges to engage a pintle, thereby enabling rotation of cradle and concomitant weapon around two axes." The patent application was filed on March 27, 2008 (12/056,449). 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=7,963,205.PN.&OS=PN/7,963,205&RS=PN/7,963,205 Written by Anjali Jha; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Zimmer Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 28 -- Zimmer Technology, Warsaw, Ind., has been assigned a patent (7,963,979) developed by four co-inventors for a provisional bone plate. The co-inventors are Mark Phillips, Warsaw, Ind., Mark Bryant, Auburn, Ind., Bradley T. Durcholz, Warsaw, Ind., and Krishnakant K. Merchant, Fort Wayne, Ind.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A provisional bone plate formed of an implantable plastic and having a length corresponding to the longest bone plate in a particular family of bone plates. The provisional bone plate includes a head contoured to match the head of a particular bone as well as a shaft for placement adjacent the bone shaft. The provisional bone plate includes a plurality of circumferential notches surrounding the elongate body or shaft of the bone plate. The circumferential notches are substantially transverse to a longitudinal axis of the bone plate and define frangible portions of the bone plate which can be removed from the distal end thereof to alter the length of the provisional periarticular bone plate to correspond to the length of the various bone plates in a family of bone plates. The provisional bone plate is constructed of a biologically suitable plastic, is radiographic, and melts at a temperature less than 200.degree. Fahrenheit." The patent application was filed on March 11, 2009 (12/402,167). 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=7,963,979.PN.&OS=PN/7,963,979&RS=PN/7,963,979 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cook Medical Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 28 -- Cook Medical Technologies, Bloomington, Ind., has been assigned a patent (7,963,987) developed by Jeffry S. Melsheimer, Springville, Ind., and Mark A. Magnuson, Bloomington, Ind., for a "sequential implant delivery system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and device includes advancing a first stent and a second stent into a stenosed region of a blood vessel to protect or shield the vessel from possible blockage. The delivery device may include placement rings, selectively engagable by positioning members disposed on the outer wall of in inner catheter. The positioning members and the placement rings may be utilized to accurately place multiple stents within an afflicted vessel, in a single invasive procedure." The patent application was filed on Dec. 28, 2007 (11/966,369). 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=7,963,987.PN.&OS=PN/7,963,987&RS=PN/7,963,987 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Zimmer Technology Assigned Patent for Provisional Orthopedic Implant and Recutting Instrument Guide ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 28 -- Zimmer Technology, Warsaw, Ind., has been assigned a patent (7,963,969) developed by Adam H. Sanford, Warsaw, Ind., for a "provisional orthopedic implant and recutting instrument guide." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A provisional component for use with differently sized first and second prosthetic orthopedic components. The provisional component has a configuration which is substantially similar to the first prosthetic component and has a predefined correspondence to the second prosthetic component. The provisional component is mounted on a bone to assess the fit of the first prosthetic component. The provisional component includes a referencing element for defining a reference point on the bone if the fit of the provisional component indicates that the second prosthetic component should be used. An instrument guide is aligned with the reference point and used to properly position a surgical instrument to prepare the bone to receive the second prosthetic component. The provisional and prosthetic components may all be femoral components which have an articulating surface defining a single condylar-shaped projection." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2006 (11/643,475). 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=7,963,969.PN.&OS=PN/7,963,969&RS=PN/7,963,969 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cook Medical Technologies Assigned Patent for Hemostasis Valve System ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 28 -- Cook Medical Technologies, Bloomington, Ind., has been assigned a patent (7,963,948) developed by Jeffry S. Melsheimer, Springville, Ind., for a hemostasis valve system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A hemostasis valve system for controlling a flow of fluid includes a housing having a chamber therein, and a valve disposed in the chamber. The valve comprises a plurality of elastomeric valve members, each having opposing shaped first and second faces, a shaped inner edge portion, and a shaped outer edge portion. The valve members are collectively structured and arranged in the valve such that the shaped faces and the shaped inner edges are engaged in interlocking relationship. The valve members have sufficient elasticity to define a yieldable opening along the engaged inner edge portions upon passage therethrough of a medical interventional device." The patent application was filed on Feb. 6, 2009 (12/366,935). 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=7,963,948.PN.&OS=PN/7,963,948&RS=PN/7,963,948 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Guardian Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 28 -- Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., has been assigned a patent (7,963,070) developed by Duane O. Recker, Auburn, Ind., for a "slider window for pick-up truck, and/or method of making the same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Certain example embodiments relate to a window assembly for a vehicle. A slidable window panel includes at least one top pin and at least one bottom pin attached thereto. A single fixed window panel includes a hole defined therein for receiving the slidable panel. An elongated upper rail includes first and second upper rail channels defined therein for slidingly receiving the at least one top pin attached to the slidable panel. An elongated lower rail includes first and second lower rail channels defined therein for slidingly receiving the at least one bottom pin attached to the slidable panel. The upper and lower rails are connected to the fixed panel. The first upper rail channel and the first lower rail channel are provided at a first depth and the second upper rail channel and the second lower rail channel are provided at a second depth. The slidable panel is substantially flush with the fixed panel when closed, but is slightly inwardly and laterally movable when being opened. Safety features may include, for example, teeth provided to the upper and/or lower elongated rails of the window assembly and/or a downwardly extending flange provided to the upper rail of the window assembly. Water management features may include, for example, one or more sealing bulbs provided to the window assembly and/or a draining recess or channel provided to the lower rail of the window assembly." The patent application was filed on Sept. 4, 2007 (11/896,604). 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=79,63,070.PN.&OS=PN/79,63,070&RS=PN/79,63,070 Written by Ruby Maibam; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Eli Lilly and Company Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 28 -- Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, has been assigned a patent (7,964,632) developed by five co-inventors for "methods of treatment using a prodrug of an excitatory amino acid." The co-inventors are Eric David Moher, Greenwood, Ind., James Allen Monn, Indianapolis, Concepcion Pedregal-Tercero, Madrid, Spain, Ivan Collado Cano, Madrid, Spain, and Jaime Gonzalo Blanco-Urgoiti, Madrid, Spain.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This invention relates to synthetic excitatory amino acid prodrugs and processes for their preparation. The invention further relates to methods of using, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising, the compounds for the treatment of neurological disorders and psychiatric disorders." The patent application was filed on Jan. 15, 2010 (12/688,074). 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=7,964,632.PN.&OS=PN/7,964,632&RS=PN/7,964,632 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Martin Yale Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 28 -- Martin Yale Industries, Wabash, Ind., has been assigned a patent (7,963,472) developed by Shanon T. Odman, Roann, Ind., and Bradley L. Bozarth, Wabash, Ind., for an "intake limiting device for document shredder." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A shredder intake limiting device having a pair of parallel bars, wherein the ends of the bars are supported by a pair of side supports. Each side support comprises a floor surface flanked by two upwardly-diverging sidewall surfaces. The angle of the sidewall surfaces is such that the bars will be prevented from separating beyond a desired limit when sheet material is being inserted downward into the shredder. When sheet material is being pulled upward during removal after a jam, the diverging angles of the sidewall surfaces will allow the bars to travel upward and the horizontal separation distance to increase, thereby allowing the jammed material to be easily removed." The patent application was filed on June 19, 2009 (12/488,052). 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=7963472.PN.&OS=PN/7963472&RS=PN/7963472 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Illinois, Indiana Inventors Develop Patent for Indexing Vacuum-packaging Machine using a Video Camera for Film-registration ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 28 -- Moshe Epstein, Northbrook, Ill., and Suzali Suyut, Indianapolis, have developed a patent (7,963,091) for an "indexing vacuum-packaging machine using a video camera for film-registration." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An improved indexing vacuum-packaging machine more accurately positions and aligns the upper film relative to the lower film at the sealing station. A video camera replaces a conventional photocell, whereby the braking and concomitant stretching of the upper film at the sealing station need only be performed only every few indexing cycles, whereby shaking and jerking of the machine is negated as compared to a conventional vacuum-packaging machine. The video camera may use any portion of the printed matter on the upper film as a target for determining when to brake the upper film for the subsequent stretching thereof, without having to rely solely upon the hithertofore-used one black target-box imprinted on the upper film. The video camera is focused on a section of the portion of upper film at the sealing station for detecting a predetermined target area of printed matter, which section to be detected may form any part of the printed matter, and is not limited to, and preferably not, the one black target-box located longitudinally centrally between each longitudinally repeating pattern of printed matter on the upper surface-face of the upper film. When the target image-area has been detected by the video camera apparatus and the software thereof, an output signal is generated to cause the braking mechanism of the vacuum-packaging machine at the sealing station to be actuated to brake the upper film that will stretch the upper film." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2008 (12/264,466). 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=7,963,091.PN.&OS=PN/7,963,091&RS=PN/7,963,091 Written by Ankita Das; edited by Jaya Anand.

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