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[July 24, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Virginia (July 24)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Virginia.

*** Sumco Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24 -- Sumco Phoenix, Phoenix, and Sumco, Tokyo, have been assigned a patent (8,221,545) developed by five co-inventors for a "procedure for in-situ determination of thermal gradients at the crystal growth front." The co-inventors are Benno Orschel, Salem, Ore., Andrzej Buczkowski, Bend, Ore., Joel Kearns, Springfield, Va., Keiichi Takanashi, Saga, Japan, and Volker Todt, Lake Oswego, Ore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for growing a semiconductor crystal include pulling the semiconductor crystal from melt at a pull speed and modulating the pull speed by combining a periodic pull speed with an average speed. The modulation of the pull speed allows in-situ determination of characteristic temperature gradients in the melt and in the crystal during crystal formation. The temperature gradients may be used to control relevant process parameters that affect morphological stability or intrinsic material properties in the finished crystal such as for instance the target pull speed of the crystal or the melt gap, which determines the thermal gradient in the crystal during growth." The patent application was filed on July 31, 2008 (12/221,229). 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=8,221,545&OS=8,221,545&RS=8,221,545 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** U.S. Navy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24 -- The U.S. Navy has been assigned a patent (8,222,403) developed by Matthew Laskoski, Springfield, Va., and Teddy M. Keller, Fairfax Station, Va., for heteroaromatic phthalonitriles.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are an oligomer and a phthalonitrile monomer having the formulas: ##STR00001## M is a metal or H. The value n is an integer greater than or equal to 1 for the oligomer and greater than or equal to 0 for the phthalonitrile monomer. Ar.sup.1 and Ar.sup.2 are independently selected aromatic- or heterocyclic-containing groups. Ar.sup.1, Ar.sup.2, or both are heteroaromatic or heterocyclic groups containing a nitrogen, sulfur, or oxygen heteroatom. Also disclosed are thermosets and pyrolyzed materials made from the phthalonitrile monomer." The patent application was filed on Nov. 12, 2009 (12/616,836). 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=8,222,403.PN.&OS=PN/8,222,403&RS=PN/8,222,403 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Accenture Global Services Assigned Patent for Behavior Mapped Influence Analysis Tool ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24 -- Accenture Global Services, Dublin, Ireland, has been assigned a patent (8,224,684) developed by Mark K. Hawn, Atlanta, Henry E. McIntosh, Atlanta, and Laurie Johnson, Potomac Falls, Va., for a "behavior mapped influence analysis tool." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An analysis tool guides the selection of an external agent who will interact with a selected organizational actor. The analysis tool helps to minimize mismatches in personality and behavior between the external agents and actors in the business. As a result, there are fewer misunderstandings about project scope and requirements, there is better communication between individuals, and valuable deals are more frequently closed." The patent application was filed on June 4, 2009 (12/478,546). 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=8,224,684&OS=8,224,684&RS=8,224,684 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Virginia Inventor Develops Patent for Self Shot Camera ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24 -- Robbyn Gayer, Norfolk, Va., has developed a patent (8,223,241) for a self shot camera.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A camera for facilitating multi-positioned photography, wherein the camera includes a housing and a lens. The camera also includes a pair of control interfaces disposed on the top side and the bottom side of the housing. In addition, the camera includes a pair of flashes oppositely disposed on the front side of the housing. Furthermore, the camera may include a pair of display modules disposed on the front side and the back side of the housing. The camera includes an orientation module and a control module, configured to control an aspect of functionality of the camera according to the orientation information from the orientation module. The control module includes a self-shot module configured to automate a setting while taking a self photo." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2008 (12/335,149). 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=8,223,241&OS=8,223,241&RS=8,223,241 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Virginia Inventor Develops Patent for Device for Connecting a Placard to the Rearview Mirror of a Motor Vehicle and Method of Use ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24 -- Martin E. Keller, Fairfax, Va., has developed a patent (8,220,188) for a "device for connecting a placard to the rearview mirror of a motor vehicle and method of use." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device for connecting a placard to the rearview mirror of a motor vehicle includes a hanger which connects to the stem of the rearview mirror. A placard holder has a first jaw and an opposite second jaw, the first and second jaws are shaped and dimension to removably receive the placard. The placard holder is removably connectable to the hanger. In embodiments of the invention, the placard holder is magnetically connected to the hanger, and the jaws of the placard holder are magnetically urged together to hold the placard." The patent application was filed on Feb. 8, 2010 (12/658,511). 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=8,220,188&OS=8,220,188&RS=8,220,188 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Virginia Inventor Develops Patent for Pharmaceutical and Method for Treatment of Chronic Rhinosinusitis ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24 -- Michael R. Abidin, Alexandria, Va., has developed a patent (8,221,798) for a "pharmaceutical and method for treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and solution for treating nasal infections efficiently is provided. The method includes providing a first solution comprising 0.1 to 2 wt % sodium chloride and providing a second solution comprising 2 to 8 wt % NaOCl. A first aliquot of the first solution and a second aliquot of the second solution are mixed to provide a therapeutic solution comprising at least 3-600 ppm free chlorine. The therapeutic solution is introduced into a sinus cavity containing an infection." The patent application was filed on July 8, 2009 (12/499,430). 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=82,21,798&OS=82,21,798&RS=82,21,798 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Virginia Inventors Develop Patent for Adaptive Pulse Width Time Domain Reflectometer ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24 -- Paul Francis Wyar, Troutville, Va., and John Garfield Williams, Roanoke, Va., have developed a patent (8,222,906) for an "adaptive pulse width time domain reflectometer." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An adaptive pulse width (APW) Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR) comprises an enhancement to the standard Pulse TDR by adjusting the effective pulse width as a function of time. Improved resolution for a large range of cable lengths is obtained, as well as allowing an all-in-one view of the processed return signal trace." The patent application was filed on June 19, 2009 (12/488,157). 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=8,222,906.PN.&OS=PN/8,222,906&RS=PN/8,222,906 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Virginia Inventor Develops Patent for Celestial Navigation Using Stellar Narrow-band Emission ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24 -- Mark J. Anderson, Mechanicsville, Va., has developed a patent (8,222,582) for a "celestial navigation using stellar narrow-band emission." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is provided for characterizing luminous celestial objects (e.g., stars) in celestial navigation of a missile system. The method includes segmenting, assigning, measuring, computing, ratioing, producing, scaling, and determining operations. Segmenting includes subdividing wavelength range into discrete contiguous bins. Assigning arranges each bin into a plurality of color bands. Establishing sets a transmissivity to each bin of each color band. Computing calculates broad-based fluxes for a reference value as a reference flux. Ratioing computes a ratio between the target flux to the library flux as a color scale for each band. Squaring determines the library flux for each band as a library flux squared. Producing sums a spectral scale over the color bands, a second multiplication of the color scale and the library flux squared as a first sum product, and sums over all the bands the library flux squared as a second sum product and dividing the sum products. Scaling factors each measured intensity of the measured intensities as a scaled intensity by multiplying each target intensity by the spectral scale for each bin. Determining sums a scaled broad-band flux for each band over the bins, a third multiplication of the transmissivity and the scaled intensity." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2009 (12/584,591). 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=8,222,582.PN.&OS=PN/8,222,582&RS=PN/8,222,582 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Connecticut, Virginia Inventors Develop Patent for Nanoporous Articles and Methods of Making Same ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24 -- J. Donald Carruthers, Fairfield, Conn., Frank Dimeo Jr., Falls Church, Va., and Brian Bobita, Northampton, Conn., have developed a patent (8,221,532) for a "nanoporous articles and methods of making same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An adsorbent having porosity expanded by contact with a first agent effecting such expansion and a pressurized second agent effecting transport of the first agent into the porosity, wherein the adsorbent subsequent to removal of the first and second agents retains expanded porosity. The adsorbent can be made by an associated method in which materials such as water, ethers, alcohols, organic solvent media, or inorganic solvent media can be utilized as the first agent for swelling of the porosity, and helium, argon, krypton, xenon, neon, or other inert gases can be employed as the pressurized second agent for transport of both agents into the porosity of the adsorbent, subsequent to which the agents can be removed to yield an adsorbent of increased capacity for sorbable fluids, e.g., organometallic compounds, hydrides, halides and acid gases. Also described is a nanoporous carbon composite having porosity that is at least partially filled with material imparting to the composite an enhanced character with respect to characteristics selected from the group consisting of hardness, wear-resistance and toughness, as compared with the nanoporous carbon alone." The patent application was filed on Jan. 4, 2011 (12/984,216). 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=8,221,532.PN.&OS=PN/8,221,532&RS=PN/8,221,532 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Forest Laboratories Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24 -- Forest Laboratories Holdings, Hamilton, Bermuda, has been assigned a patent (8,222,228) developed by Jayson M. Rieger, Charlottesville, Va., and Robert D. Thompson, Charlottsville, Va., for a "substituted aryl piperidinylalkynyladenosines as A2AR agonists." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A.sub.2A agonists of formula (I) is provided, wherein R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.4, R.sup.5, X, Y, Z, n, p, and q are as described herein. ##STR00001## Also provided are compositions comprising and methods of using compounds of formula (I)." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2010 (12/981,308). 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=82,22,228.PN.&OS=PN/82,22,228&RS=PN/82,22,228 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia Inventors Develop Patent for Detection of Chemicals with Infrared Light ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24 -- R. Andrew McGill, Lorton, Va., Chris Kendziora, Burke, Va., Robert Furstenberg, Largo, Md., Michael Papantonakis, Washington, James S. Horwitz, Fairfax, Va., and Graham K. Hubler, Highland, Md., have developed a patent (8,222,604) for a "detection of chemicals with infrared light." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is directed to a method for non-contact or stand off chemical detection by selectively exciting one or more analytes of interest using an IR source tuned to at least one specific absorption band without significantly decomposing the analyte and determining if the analyte is present by comparing emitted photons with an IR detector signal made before and during or shortly after exciting the analyte. Another embodiment provides a method for non-contact or stand off chemical detection by selectively exciting one or more analytes of interest using an IR source tuned to at least one specific absorption band without significantly decomposing the analyte, wherein the analyte is excited sufficiently to generate a vapor plume, and wherein the plume is examined to detect the presence of the analyte. Additionally, the present invention provides for a system for non-contact or stand off chemical detection." The patent application was filed on Dec. 20, 2011 (13/330,728). 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=8,222,604.PN.&OS=PN/8,222,604&RS=PN/8,222,604 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Boehringer Ingelheim International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24 -- Boehringer Ingelheim International, Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,222,369) developed by nine co-inventors for a "process for preparing macrocyclic compounds." The co-inventors are Carl Alan Busacca, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Fabrice Gallou, Basel, Switzerland, Nizar Haddad, Danbury, Conn., Azad Hossain, Glen Allen, Va., Suresh R. Kapadia, Danbury, Conn., Jianxiu Liu, Richmond, Va., Chris H. Senanayake, Brookfield, Conn., Xudong Wei, Ridgefield, Conn., and Nathan K. Yee, Danbury, Conn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a process for preparing a macrocyclic compound of the formula (I) wherein a hydroxyl-substituted macrocyclic compound of formula (3) is reacted with a sulfonyl-substituted compound of formula QUIN: ##STR00001## The compounds of formula (I) are potent active agents for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection." The patent application was filed on Sept. 2, 2009 (12/552,569). 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=8,222,369.PN.&OS=PN/8,222,369&RS=PN/8,222,369 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** George Mason Intellectual Properties Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24 -- George Mason Intellectual Properties, Fairfax, Va., has been assigned a patent (8,222,220) developed by Ancha V. Baranova, Annadale, Va., and Amanda C. Zirzow, Falls Church, Va., for a "nanogenomics for medicine: siRNA engineering." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described herein are materials and methods for the delivery of siRNA and the production of nanoparticles useful for the delivery of siRNA. Methods of treating a disease or disorder using the nanoparticles described herein also are disclosed." The patent application was filed on May 22, 2009 (12/453,477). 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=8,222,220&OS=8,222,220&RS=8,222,220 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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