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[January 21, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Ohio (Jan. 21)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Ohio.

*** NASA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- NASA has been assigned a patent (8,353,209) developed by Gregory A. Zimmerli, Brunswick, Ohio, for a "radio frequency tank eigenmode sensor for propellant quantity gauging." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for measuring the quantity of fluid in a tank may include the steps of selecting a match between a measured set of electromagnetic eigenfrequencies and a simulated plurality of sets of electromagnetic eigenfrequencies using a matching algorithm, wherein the match is one simulated set of electromagnetic eigenfrequencies from the simulated plurality of sets of electromagnetic eigenfrequencies, and determining the fill level of the tank based upon the match." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2009 (12/570,841). 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=83,53,209.PN.&OS=PN/83,53,209&RS=PN/83,53,209 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** ERICO International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- ERICO International, Solon, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,353,143) developed by four co-inventors for a lateral seismic brace. The co-inventors are Eric C. Osborn, Medina, Ohio, Nicholas J. Ambrogio, Highland Heights, Ohio, Eric J. Wilson, Solon, Ohio, and Paul Hart, Warren, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sway brace fitting clamp is used for lateral bracing of sprinkler or other types of pipe (designated the service pipe) to a structure, to prevent movement of the service pipe perpendicular to the axis of the pipe relative to the structure to which it is attached. The sway brace fitting clamp includes a U-bolt which fits around the service pipe, and a pair of hooks that are coupled to straight ends of the U-bolt, for hooking the sway brace pipe. A pair of nuts engages threaded portions of the U-bolt ends. The nuts may be tightened to pull the sway brace pipe into contact with the service pipe, firmly clamping the sway brace pipe and the service pipe together." The patent application was filed on Jan. 21, 2009 (12/356,622). 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=83,53,143.PN.&OS=PN/83,53,143&RS=PN/83,53,143 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Ethicon Endo-Surgery Assigned Patent for Surgical Stapling Instrument with a Geared Return Mechanism ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,353,437) developed by Chad P. Boudreaux, Cincinnati, for a "surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A surgical instrument including a firing drive configured to selectively advance a firing member and/or cutting member relative to an end effector and, in addition, a reversing drive configured to selectively retract the firing member and/or cutting member relative to the end effector. The firing drive can include a pawl which can be selectively engaged with the firing member in order to advance the firing member, wherein the pawl can be disengaged from the firing member when the reversing drive is engaged with the firing member. The reversing drive can include a gear train having a first gear operably engaged with the firing member and, in addition, a second gear operably engaged with the first gear, wherein the second gear can be selectively operable with the trigger such that an actuation of the trigger can retract the firing member and/or cutting element via the first and second gears." The patent application was filed on Feb. 1, 2010 (12/697,334). 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=8,353,437&OS=8,353,437&RS=8,353,437 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Diebold Self-Service Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Diebold Self-Service Systems, North Canton, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,353,450) developed by eight co-inventors for "banking system controlled responsive to data bearing recordings and user input of a phone received security code." The co-inventors are Willis Miller, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Matthew R. Zaugg, Munroe Falls, Ohio, James Block, North Lawrence, Ohio, H. Thomas Graef, Bolivar, Ohio, Natarajan Ramachandran, Uniontown, Ohio, Jeffery M. Enright, Akron, Ohio, Mark A. Douglass, North Canton, Ohio, and Dale H. Blackson, Highland Heights, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A banking system operates to cause financial transfers responsive to card data read from data bearing records by a card reader. The system includes at least one automated banking machine comprising a cash dispenser. The system is operative during a cash dispense transaction request to receive through an automated banking machine, user input of data corresponding to a mobile phone number. The system is operative to generate a security code for the requested cash dispense transaction. The system uses the phone number to send the generated security code to the mobile phone. The cash dispense transaction is allowed to proceed only if the system receives machine user input of the sent security code within a predetermined amount of time." The patent application was filed on April 8, 2012 (13/441,895). 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=8,353,450&OS=8,353,450&RS=8,353,450 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Diebold Self-Service Systems Assigned Patent for System Controlled Responsive to Data Bearing Records and Operative to Cause Financial Transfers ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Diebold Self-Service Systems, North Canton, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,353,449) developed by Steven R. Davis, North Lawrence, Ohio, for a "system controlled responsive to data bearing records and operative to cause financial transfers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An automated banking machine operates responsive to data bearing records to cause financial transfers. The automated banking machine includes a card reader operative to data card read from user cards. The machine is operative to cause financial transfers responding at least in part to a determination that the read card data corresponds to at least one of an authorized user or an authorized financial account. The automated banking machine includes a display and a printer to produce records of financial transfers carried out with the machine. The automated banking machine includes a housing including a chest. The chest is supported on a safe. The safe includes a depository head that extends upward on the safe and in front of the chest." The patent application was filed on July 7, 2011 (13/135,517). 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=8,353,449&OS=8,353,449&RS=8,353,449 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ethicon Endo-Surgery Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,353,439) developed by seven co-inventors for a "circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion." The co-inventors are Chester O. Baxter III, Loveland, Ohio, John V. Hunt, Cincinnati, Danius P. Silkaitis, Mason, Ohio, Jeffrey P. Wiley, Milford, Ohio, Paul T. Franer, Cincinnati, John B. Schulte, West Chester, Ohio, and Daniel J. Abbott, Loveland, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Introducers for introducing a surgical circular stapler into a patient. Various embodiments comprise a hollow flexible sheath that has a distal end and an open proximal end that is sized to receive a stapling head portion of the circular stapler therein. A radially-openable barrel member is attached to a distal end of the hollow flexible sheath to define an opening for receiving the stapling head therein. A rigid cap member is hingably attached to the radially-openable barrel member and is movable between a closed position wherein the rigid cap member covers a distal end of the opening in the barrel member and open position wherein the rigid cap member is movable to a position wherein the distal end of the opening is exposed. A releasable latch member is provided to engage and release opposed ends of the radially-openable barrel member." The patent application was filed on Nov. 19, 2009 (12/621,683). 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=8,353,439&OS=8,353,439&RS=8,353,439 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Equipment Merchants International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Equipment Merchants International, Cleveland, has been assigned a patent (8,353,328) developed by Gerald B. Senk Jr., Lagrange, Ohio, and Steven J. Sigl, Mentor, Ohio, for a sand-forming apparatus.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sand-forming apparatus (10) comprising a box (20), a blow tube assembly (50) and a bonnet (90). The box (20) has a cope (30) and a drag (40) which together define a cavity (21) having a shape corresponding to a desired sand-shape. The blow tube assembly (50) comprises a blowplate (55), and at least one tube (50). The bonnet (90) may be fixed to and movable with the blowplate (55). Relative movement between the cope (30), the blowplate (55) and/or the bonnet (90) converts the apparatus (10) between a sand-blowing state and a catalyst-introducing state." The patent application was filed on June 6, 2008 (12/602,668). 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=8,353,328&OS=8,353,328&RS=8,353,328 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Mettler-Toledo Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Mettler-Toledo, Columbus, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,353,388) developed by four co-inventors for a forklift scale. The co-inventors are Thomas S. Rice, Columbus, Ohio, Ben T. Siefker, Columbus, Ohio, Mitchell A. Tobias, Columbus, Ohio, and Darin E. Foley, Sunbury, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A 3-point suspension forklift scale adapted for quick and easy attachment/detachment to/from a forklift--without the need for leveling or other pre-operation setup procedures. Further, due to the single lower reaction point of the forklift scale, there is no concern that the initially installed position of the forklift scale will change during use as a result of a loose adjuster, repositioning due to impact, etc. The forklift scale is designed to accurately determine the weight of a load placed on the forks or other lifting elements of the forklift, regardless of the position of the load thereon. Preferably, a forklift scale of the present invention includes a central viewing window that allows an operator see through the forklift scale when operating an associated forklift." The patent application was filed on April 18, 2008 (12/105,889). 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=8,353,388&OS=8,353,388&RS=8,353,388 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hytech Energy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Hytech Energy, Bakersfield, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,353,339) developed by Sanford A. Burris, Kirtland, Ohio, and David R. Hill, Lorain, Ohio, for an "apparatus for the measuring of fluid levels and pumping of the same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A device for employing sonic transmissions is utilized to determine fluid level in a well or a container. The device may be utilized while the well is operating. It is known that wells replenish fluid at different rates even in the same formation or well field. Increased well production at minimum pumping cost is achieved for a given well. The device generates a sonic event through the use of a compressed fluid that is obtained from within a well. A fluid level measurement system is obtained in a well in which gas is produced under vacuum." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2004 (11/016,565). 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=8,353,339&OS=8,353,339&RS=8,353,339 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ethicon Endo-Surgery Assigned Patent for Circular Stapler Introducer with Rigid Cap Assembly Configured for Easy Removal ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,353,438) developed by seven co-inventors for a "circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal." The co-inventors are Chester O. Baxter III, Loveland, Ohio, John V. Hunt, Cincinnati, Danius P. Silkaitis, Mason, Ohio, Jeffrey P. Wiley, Milford, Ohio, Paul T. Franer, Cincinnati, John B. Schulte, West Chester, Ohio, and Daniel J. Abbott, Loveland, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Introducers for introducing a surgical circular stapler into a patient. Various embodiments comprise a hollow flexible sheath that has a distal end and an open proximal end that is sized to receive a stapling head portion of the circular stapler therein. A rigid cap assembly may be attached to the distal end of the hollow flexible sheath The rigid cap assembly may be configured to selectively move between a closed position wherein a distal face of the stapling head is covered and an open position wherein the distal face of the stapling head is exposed. A portion of the rigid cap assembly has a shape that substantially matches a perimetrical shape of a portion of the stapling head to enable the rigid cap assembly to pass proximally over the stapling head when the introducer is withdrawn from the patient." The patent application was filed on Nov. 19, 2009 (12/621,679). 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=8,353,438&OS=8,353,438&RS=8,353,438 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Elmer's Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Elmer's Products, Westerville, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,353,323) developed by Michael Schumacher, Hilliard, Ohio, Ben Dunlap, Statesville, N.C., and Theo Muir, Columbus, Ohio, for a "sharpener with autostop feature." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electric pencil sharpener comprising a motor; a cutter assembly operatively connected to the motor, wherein the cutter assembly further includes: a conical housing defining a conical cavity therein for receiving a pencil; and at least one rotary blade mounted in close proximity to the conical cavity, wherein the at least one rotary blade further includes spiral cutting edges for sharpening the pencil; a switch assembly positioned at the narrow end of the conical housing, wherein the switch assembly further includes: a shutoff switch operative to deactivate the motor; mechanical means for actuating the shutoff switch when a desired degree of sharpening has been achieved by the cutter assembly; and an electronic control unit in electrical communication with the switch assembly and the motor, wherein the electronic control unit is operative to provide a delay of a predetermined period of time between when the shutoff switch is activated and when the motor is deactivated." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2010 (12/826,041). 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=8,353,323&OS=8,353,323&RS=8,353,323 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ethicon Endo-Surgery Assigned Patent for Access Method with Insert ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,353,824) developed by Frederick E. Shelton IV, Hillsboro, Ohio, and Christopher W. Widenhouse, Clarksville, Ohio, for an "access method with insert." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various devices and methods are provided with respect to inserting multiple surgical instruments through a single surgical access device. A medical device including a flexible tissue retractor and a releasable insert having multiple instrument openings is disclosed. The insert can be in the form of an insert assembly including multiple components. A method of using the insert is also described, and includes releasably positioning an insert having multiple instrument openings into the tissue retractor." The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2010 (12/712,391). 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=8,353,824&OS=8,353,824&RS=8,353,824 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Ethicon Endo-Surgery Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,353,873) developed by five co-inventors for "methods and devices for providing access through tissue to a surgical site." The co-inventors are Kiyoto B. Sakai Jr., Cincinnati, Shailendra K. Parihar, Mason, Ohio, Jerome R. Morgan, Cincinnati, Theodore R. Farrell, Penfield, N.Y., and Frederick E. Shelton IV, Hillsboro, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access into a body cavity. A surgical access port is provided that has an adjustable longitudinal length, such as by being formed from multiple segments configured to move relative to one another. An anchor can be coupled to a distal end of the surgical access port to help secure the surgical access port within a tissue opening by engaging a distal side of the tissue. Optionally, the anchor can be removably coupled to the distal end of the surgical access port, thereby allowing any one of a plurality of anchors to be selectively coupled thereto." The patent application was filed on Dec. 11, 2009 (12/636,184). 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=8,353,873&OS=8,353,873&RS=8,353,873 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Mallinckrodt Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Mallinckrodt, Hazelwood, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,353,879) developed by James H. Goethel, Cincinnati, and Robert G. Bergen, West Chester, Ohio, for a syringe/plunger coupling.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A medical fluid injector, replaceable syringe, and coupling mechanism to engage the syringe plunger to the plunger drive ram of the injector are provided wherein coupling involves a cam cleat-like mechanism, thereby allowing for cooperative movement between the plunger drive ram and syringe plunger. The coupling mechanism of the plunger drive ram is provided with first and second movable members, each having toothed, arcuate surfaces, while the coupling mechanism of the syringe plunger is provided with a knurled cavity. Disengagement of the coupling mechanism is facilitated by translational movement of a face plate located on the forward end of the injector housing." The patent application was filed on Oct. 15, 2007 (11/872,484). 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=8,353,879&OS=8,353,879&RS=8,353,879 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Marsulex Environmental Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Marsulex Environmental Technologies, Lebanon, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,353,980) developed by David William Murphy, Clinton, Ohio, for a "flue gas scrubbing apparatus and process." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus and process for removing acidic gases from flue gases produced by, for example, utility and industrial facilities. The acidic gases are removed as the flue gas flows upward through a contact zone within a passage, where the flue gas is contacted with an ammonium sulfate-containing scrubbing solution to absorb the acidic gases from the flue gas. The scrubbing solution and absorbed acidic gases therein are then accumulated, and ammonia and an oxygen-containing gas are injected into the accumulated scrubbing solution to react the absorbed acidic gases and produce ammonium sulfate. An acid solution is flowed across the passage above the contact zone of the passage, and the scrubbed flue gas is flowed upward through the acid solution to remove unreacted ammonia from the scrubbed flue gas. The acid solution is then removed from the passage after the acid solution has been contacted by the scrubbed flue gas." The patent application was filed on Dec. 3, 2009 (12/630,117). 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=8,353,980&OS=8,353,980&RS=8,353,980 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Northern Technologies International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Northern Technologies International, Beachwood, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,354,072) developed by Efim Ya Lyublinski, Solon, Ohio, and Yefim Vaks, South Euclid, Ohio, for a "corrosion management systems for controlling, eliminating and/or managing corrosion." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention generally relates to corrosion management systems designed to deliver corrosion protection and/or the management of corrosion to a top portion of an enclosure (e.g., storage tanks, cisterns, containers, etc.). In one embodiment, the present invention relates to corrosion management systems designed to deliver corrosion protection and/or the management of corrosion to a top portion, or roof portion, of an enclosure where such a system includes one or more dispensers designed to deliver at least one corrosion inhibitor to a system designed to protect a top portion of an enclosure (e.g., storage tanks, cisterns, containers, etc.)." The patent application was filed on July 30, 2012 (13/561,604). 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=8,354,072&OS=8,354,072&RS=8,354,072 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Marathon Petroleum Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Marathon Petroleum, Findlay, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,354,065) developed by Jeff Sexton, Findlay, Ohio, and David A. Lomas, Barrington, Ill., for a catalyst charge heater.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "This device is an FCC Catalyst Charge Heater. The device uses a catalyst cooler to preheat FCC feedstocks. It can be used with or without an FCC Catalyst Heater in the regenerator to satisfy the FCC unit heat balance while maximizing liquid volume yield and reducing FCC emissions." The patent application was filed on Jan. 20, 2010 (12/657,411). 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=8,354,065&OS=8,354,065&RS=8,354,065 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ethicon Endo-Surgery Assigned Patent for Method for Endoluminally or Laparoscopically Excising a Tissue Sample from Areas in a Patient's Body, Traction Means and Kit ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,353,847) developed by five co-inventors for a "method for endoluminally or laparoscopically excising a tissue sample from areas in a patient's body, traction means and kit." The co-inventors are Jesse J. Kuhns, Cincinnati, Alessandro Pastorelli, Rome, Michele D'Arcangelo, Rome, Federico Bilotti, Aprillia, Italy, and Brian James Thompson, Cincinnati.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Traction means (14) for excising a tissue sample comprising a distal portion (14a), comprising at least one clip (20) suitable for being fixed to at least one portion (12) of tissue to be excised and a proximal portion (14b) suitable for being subjected to traction. Said at least one clip (20) is suitable for being connected to a distal end (22a) of a suture (22) to pull the tissue to be excised, said suture (22) extending between said distal end (22a) and a proximal end corresponding to the proximal portion of said traction means (14). Moreover, said at least one clip (20) is connected to a ring (24) formed at a distal end (24a) of said suture (22) to pull the tissue to be excised." The patent application was filed on Nov. 27, 2006 (12/279,544). 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=8,353,847&OS=8,353,847&RS=8,353,847 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Shaffer Manufacturing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Shaffer Manufacturing, Urbana, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,353,621) developed by four co-inventors for a "bowl cooling jacket for mixers." The co-inventors are Douglas Thomas, Fort Loramie, Ohio, Eric Weatherhead, Sidney, Ohio, Josh Ludwig, Sidney, Ohio, and Michael W. Hall, Sidney, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cooling jacket for use with mixing bowls typically incorporated into industrial mixers is provided. This cooling jacket includes plurality of substantially parallel coolant channels formed from the material of the jacket, wherein each of the plurality of channels further includes a least one vertical portion and at least one horizontal portion, and wherein each horizontal portion further includes a plurality of parallel ridges and parallel valleys formed therein and running lengthwise therethrough." The patent application was filed on Sept. 28, 2009 (12/567,945). 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=8,353,621.PN.&OS=PN/8,353,621&RS=PN/8,353,621 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ethicon Endo-Surgery Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,353,487) developed by Robert M. Trusty, Cincinnati, Omar J. Vakharia, Cincinnati, and Gregory J. Bakos, Mason, Ohio, for a "user interface support devices for endoscopic surgical instruments." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An interface system for interfacing between at least one endoscopic surgical instrument and a cable-controlled guide tube system. Various embodiments may include a tool docking assembly that is supportable relative to the cable-controlled guide system. The tool docking assembly may comprise one or more tool docking stations for retainingly supporting at least one endoscopic surgical instrument for selective pivotal travel about transverse axes. The system may further include cable attachment arrangements for coupling steering cables from the guide tube assembly to the various tool docking stations." The patent application was filed on Dec. 17, 2009 (12/640,469). 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=8,353,487.PN.&OS=PN/8,353,487&RS=PN/8,353,487 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Nucor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Nucor, Charlotte, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,353,499) developed by Steven J. Conway, Marion, Ohio, Frederick Mauer IV, Greenland, N.H., and Dallas James, Auckland, New Zealand, for a roadway guardrail system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A roadway guardrail system including a rail, a plurality of support posts, and a plurality of fasteners assembly to redirect an impacting vehicle and dissipate a portion of the impacting vehicle's energy. A plurality of support posts each includes a slot extending along its length aligning with apertures in the rail and engaging with the rail through the apertures with fasteners including reinforcing members slidable along the slots in the posts. Alternatively, the rail has a plurality of laterally extending slots aligning with apertures in support posts and engaging with the support posts through the apertures with fasteners including reinforcing members slidable along the slots." The patent application was filed on Aug. 21, 2007 (11/842,736). 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=8,353,499.PN.&OS=PN/8,353,499&RS=PN/8,353,499 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ohio State University Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Ohio State University Research Foundation, Columbus, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,354,229) developed by Carlo M. Croce, Columbus, Ohio, for an "MiR-25-based methods for the diagnosis and prognosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides novel methods and compositions for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The invention also provides methods of identifying anti-AML agents." The patent application was filed on Oct. 7, 2011 (13/269,410). 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=8,354,229.PN.&OS=PN/8,354,229&RS=PN/8,354,229 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** ERICO International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- ERICO International, Solon, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,353,486) developed by five co-inventors for a lateral seismic brace. The co-inventors are Eric C. Osborn, Medina, Ohio, Nicholas J. Ambrogio, Highland Heights, Ohio, Eric J. Wilson, Solon, Ohio, Paul A. Hart, Warren, Ohio, and Scott E. Anderson, Garrettsville, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sway brace fitting clamp is used for lateral bracing of sprinkler or other types of pipe (designated the service pipe) to a structure, to prevent movement of the service pipe perpendicular to the axis of a sway brace relative to the structure to which it is attached. The sway brace fitting clamp includes a body which fits around the service pipe, and a pair of hooks that are coupled to the body, for hooking the sway brace. The nuts may be tightened to pull the sway brace into contact with the service pipe, or otherwise firmly clamping the sway brace and the service pipe together." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2010 (12/894,307). 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=8,353,486.PN.&OS=PN/8,353,486&RS=PN/8,353,486 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Kent S. Knaebel & Associates Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Kent S. Knaebel & Associates, Dublin, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,353,978) developed by Kent S. Knaebel, Plain City, Ohio, for a "temperature swing adsorption system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multi-step process for removing CO.sub.2 from a process gas stream having CO.sub.2 and other gaseous components commences by adjusting the temperature of a CO.sub.2 laden process gas stream to be between about 80.degree. and about 500.degree. C. A first part of the temperature adjusted process gas stream is taken and contacted with a adsorbent in thermal contact with a heat-exchange surface. The remainder of said temperature adjusted process gas stream is taken and contacted with said heat-exchange surface to transfer heat to said adsorbent, thus causing any adsorbed CO.sub.2 to be desorbed for collection, and to cool said process gas stream remainder and removing any condensate from said cooled process gas stream remainder. The cooled process gas stream remainder is passed in contact with a cooled section of said adsorbent to adsorb CO.sub.2 therefrom, producing a CO.sub.2 depleted process gas stream. The desorbed CO.sub.2 is withdrawn for collection. The CO.sub.2 depleted process gas stream is passed into contact with heated regenerated adsorbent to cool it sufficiently for return of the process. Finally, any fines are withdrawn for collection." The patent application was filed on Aug. 20, 2009 (12/544,428). 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=8,353,978&OS=8,353,978&RS=8,353,978 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Mansfield Plumbing Products, Philpott Rubber Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Mansfield Plumbing Products, Perrysville, Ohio, and Philpott Rubber, Brunswick, Ohio, have been assigned a patent (8,353,654) developed by Paul D. Conrad, Ashland, Ohio, and Stephen C. Detweiler, Harville, Ohio, for an "integrated fastener and sealing system for plumbing fixtures." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A metallic bolt fastener assembly that includes a threaded shank, a head and an end, the head and a portion of the shank encapsulated with a polymer composition. The polymer composition includes a polymer material such as natural rubber, synthetic rubber or thermal plastic materials. The polymer composition provides improved corrosion resistance and superior fluid sealing properties when used as a water tank-to-toilet bowl or other similar plumbing fixture connection system." The patent application was filed on March 15, 2011 (13/048,208). 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=8,353,654.PN.&OS=PN/8,353,654&RS=PN/8,353,654 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Nordson Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Nordson, Westlake, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,353,469) developed by five co-inventors for a "spray gun and coating system with filter in spray gun nozzle." The co-inventors are Terrence M. Fulkerson, Brunswick, Ohio, Michael R. Sanner, Amherst, Ohio, Brian D. Mather, North Olmsted, Ohio, Joseph G. Schroeder, North Royalton, Ohio, and Jeffery Edward Dailidas, Barrington, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A nozzle for a powder spray gun optionally includes an internal filter that allows air to be added to the powder flow within the nozzle shell. The nozzle may optionally include an off-axis outlet slot relative to a main flow axis of the powder into the nozzle shell so that powder encounters an obstruction before exiting through the outlet slot." The patent application was filed on Jan. 31, 2012 (13/362,229). 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=8,353,469.PN.&OS=PN/8,353,469&RS=PN/8,353,469 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ohio State University Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,354,224) developed by Carlo M. Croce, Columbus, Ohio, Ramiro Garzon, Columbus, Ohio, and George A. Calin, Pearland, Texas, for a "microRNA fingerprints during human megakaryocytopoiesis." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides novel methods and compositions for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cancer and myeloproliferative disorders. The invention also provides methods of identifying anti-cancer agents." The patent application was filed on June 27, 2011 (13/169,184). 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=8,354,224.PN.&OS=PN/8,354,224&RS=PN/8,354,224 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Bacterial Robotics, University of Cincinnati Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 -- Bacterial Robotics, Cincinnati, and the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, have been assigned a patent (8,354,267) developed by Jason E. Barkeloo, Cincinnati, Daniel J. Hassett, Cincinnati, and Randall T. Irvin, Sherwood Park, Canada, for a microbial fuel cell.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Transgenic microbes with an altered electrogenic efficacy, biofilms comprising such microbes, and microbial fuel cells comprising such microbes are provided. The microbial fuel cells can be operated as monitors, filtration devices, and sensors." The patent application was filed on Feb. 23, 2010 (12/660,200). 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=8,354,267.PN.&OS=PN/8,354,267&RS=PN/8,354,267 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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