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[February 05, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Georgia (Feb. 5)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Georgia.

*** Georgia Inventors Develop Patent for Selective Search and Display for Categorized Channels in a Subscriber Television System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- John M. Schlarb, Alpharetta, Ga., and Arturo A. Rodriguez, Norcross, Ga., have developed a patent (8,365,221) for a "selective search and display for categorized channels in a subscriber television system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a subscriber television system, assigning categories to a channel as an entity reduces the searching requirements associated with searching a database of thousands of individual program records, identifying the channel on which an identified program will be displayed, and then sorting the resultant information. The channel information is searched for the assigned category information and the associated program information for just those channels is retrieved. This reduces the processor requirements for searching the thousands of records in the program records database. With the reduced processor requirements and the increased efficiency of information organization for searching, a single machine state change is possible between viewing full screen video and a browse banner or between viewing full screen program information and video with a browse banner." The patent application was filed on Jan. 9 2009 (12/351,256). 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=8,365,221&OS=8,365,221&RS=8,365,221 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Georgia Inventor Develops Patent for Web Application Vulnerability Scanner ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Frederick Young, Atlanta, has developed a patent (8,365,290) for a "web application vulnerability scanner." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a method for quickly indentifying vulnerabilities in web applications. The method determines website links of interest and evaluates sites for web application vulnerabilities. Both in the selection of links and in their evaluation the method employs various heuristics to enforce a fast evaluation while requiring minimal resources to run." The patent application was filed on May 15, 2009 (12/466,728). 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=8,365,290&OS=8,365,290&RS=8,365,290 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Georgia Inventor Develops Patent for Electric Battery Powered Toothbrush with Integrated Tongue Cleaner ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Wang Ken Lee, Marietta, Ga., has developed a patent (8,359,693) for an "electric battery powered toothbrush with integrated tongue cleaner." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An oral care device includes an electrical toothbrush with integral tongue scrapers. The device includes an electrical tooth cleaning device and an electrical tongue cleaning device operated by a single motor. Cleaning gears disposed in a head portion of the device include both bristles for cleaning teeth and nodules for scraping the surface of the tongue. The bristles protrude from a first end of the cleaning gears and the nodules are formed on an opposite second end of the cleaning gears such that rotation of the cleaning gears provides movement of both the bristles and the nodules." The patent application was filed on May 26, 2011 (13/116,251). 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=83,59,693.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,693&RS=PN/83,59,693 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** NCR Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus for User Interface Management in Point of Sale Applications ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- NCR, Duluth, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,360,310) developed by Erick Christian Kobres, Lawrenceville, Ga., for "methods and apparatus for user interface management in point of sale applications." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and techniques for managing implementation of user interfaces and related elements of a point of sale application. A stencil is created to define aspects of a user interface to be used with on or more point of sale applications. A user interface defined by the stencil is integrated with a point of sale application model, with integration including establishing bindings between elements defined by the stencil and corresponding elements of the application and importing appropriate specific elements defined by the model to more generalized elements defined by the stencil. An integrated point of sale configuration is loaded to one or more point of sale stations for use in point of sale operations." The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2008 (12/342,606). 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=8,360,310&OS=8,360,310&RS=8,360,310 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Georgia Inventor Develops Patent for Device and Method for Converting a Motorcycle Exhaust System into a Multiple Exhaust System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Albert Earl Hatchett, Jenkinsburg, Ga., has developed a patent (8,359,847) for a "device and method for converting a motorcycle exhaust system into a multiple exhaust system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is an exhaust extension apparatus and method for converting a motorcycle exhaust system into a dual or quadruple exhaust system. The device is suited for motorcycles, off-road vehicles, or a vehicle with a reciprocating engine with multiple cylinders. Each exhaust extension unit comprises two metallic pipes shaped and welded together to form an exhaust extension unit having one exhaust intake and two equal-flow exhaust exits. Two exhaust extension units may be paired and connected to the exhaust pipes on each side of a motorcycle rider's seat, thereby providing a quadruple set of exhaust pipes and further, an increase in the performance of the engine." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2009 (12/587,035). 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=83,59,847.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,847&RS=PN/83,59,847 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Georgia Inventor Develops Patent for Standalone Ice Dispenser ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Tim Maxwell, Camilla, Ga., has developed a patent (8,360,116) for a standalone ice dispenser.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A standalone ice dispenser delivers ice in bagged form. The device uses a cone-shaped drum with an upwardly oriented mount that receives and stores the ice is gravitationally delivered to the drum from an ice maker. A motor rotates the drum such that a fin therein causes ice to advance toward and eventually out of the mouth of the drum. A bagging system uses a hopper that receives ice from the drum such that a blower to blow open a bag and thereafter a trap door drops allowing ice to drop from the hopper into the bag. Thereafter, the bagged ice drops to a floor panel which raises the bagged ice into a chute. Weight sensors attached to the drum determine whether the drum is empty or full and control operation of the ice maker." The patent application was filed on Dec. 1, 2009 (12/592,733). 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=83,60,116.PN.&OS=PN/83,60,116&RS=PN/83,60,116 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Georgia Inventor Develops Patent for Methods and Systems to Manage the Viral Transfer of Rental Media ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Perri Ruckart, Atlanta, has developed a patent (8,360,248) for "methods and systems to manage the viral transfer of rental media." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The technology described herein provides systems and methods for the viral transfer of entertainment media with a "media exchange" established based on tools over the internet in a "buddy list," peer-to-peer, social networking environment, or the like, without utilizing a service provider's distribution system. Additionally, this technology provides tangible media exchange in a geographically local area, wherein the media exchange is prearranged based on the "buddy list," peer-to-peer, social networking environment, and so forth." The patent application was filed on Sept. 10, 2008 (12/207,878). 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=83,60,248.PN.&OS=PN/83,60,248&RS=PN/83,60,248 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Coca-Cola Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Coca-Cola, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,360,266) developed by John E. Adams, Alpharetta, Ga., and Giancarlo Tosini, Parma, Italy, for a shaped metal vessel.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates a shaped metal vessel comprising a shaped vessel body thin walled made of metal comprising a tapered body portion comprising an open end with integral rolled edge, a mid body portion, and a low body portion. A base seals one end of the low body, the low body blends with the mid body, and the mid body blends with the tapered body. Exemplary embodiments include an outsert fitted around the outside circumference of the tapered body proximate the open end, the outsert comprising a carry ring or carry ring edge formed around the circumference of the outsert, and a plurality of threads spirally affixed to the outer surface of the outsert to engage and secure a separate vessel closure to the shaped vessel body. Other exemplary embodiments integrally form a neck ring in the shaped vessel body." The patent application was filed on Nov. 13, 2009 (12/618,362). 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=8,360,266&OS=8,360,266&RS=8,360,266 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Dixie Consumer Products Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Dixie Consumer Products, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,360,273) developed by four co-inventors for a cutlery utensil dispenser. The co-inventors are Christopher M. Reinsel, Neenah, Wis., Brian Durant, Kennesaw, Ga., Stephen J. Drabant, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Thomas J. Steimer, Athens, Ga.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cutlery utensil dispenser having at least one utensil compartment and a dispensing mechanism is disclosed. Each utensil compartment is so dimensioned and configured to house a stack of utensils. The dispensing mechanism includes a drive member in operable communication with at least one driven member, each driven member being associated with a respective one of the compartments. Actuation of the drive member causes simultaneous actuation of each driven member that causes a utensil to be dispensed from each compartment in repeatable succession one at a time. Also disclosed is a cutlery utensil dispenser having an electric motor in operable communication with the dispensing mechanism, and a controller in operable communication with the motor. The controller includes a processing circuit responsive to computer executable instructions which when executed on the processing circuit facilitates dispensing of a utensil from the utensil compartment by operation of the motor on command." The patent application was filed on Oct. 8, 2008 (12/247,805). 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=8,360,273&OS=8,360,273&RS=8,360,273 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Daniel Defense Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Daniel Defense, Black Creek, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,359,779) developed by Marvin C. Daniel, Pooler, Ga., and Eric M. Rice, Rincon, Ga., for a "hand guard assembly for securely attaching to a firearm." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention can include a hand guard assembly for securely attaching to a firearm. According to one embodiment, a hand guard assembly can be provided for a firearm having an upper receiver and a barrel. The hand guard assembly can include a barrel nut operable to mount the barrel to the upper receiver of the firearm. The hand guard assembly can also include a hand guard having a receiving channel about an interior portion of the hand guard. The receiving channel can be sized and shaped to receive the barrel nut such that the hand guard can be secured to the barrel nut by a securing mechanism when the hand guard is positioned about the barrel of the firearm." The patent application was filed on Jan. 28, 2010 (12/695,615). 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=8,359,779&OS=8,359,779&RS=8,359,779 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** YKK Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- YKK, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,359,717) developed by Kentaro Yamamoto, Macon, Ga., Hisashi Yoneshima, Macon, Ga., and Shigeyoshi Takazawa, Anaheim, Calif., for a slide fastener.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various embodiments of slide fasteners include a first set of coupling elements and a second set of coupling elements configured to be removably joined together by a slider. Each coupling element includes a first surface having a first shape and a second surface having a second shape, wherein the second surface is spaced apart from and cofaces the first surface. The first shape may be substantially triangular or substantially trapezoidal, according to various embodiments, and the second shape is substantially gear shaped. When the coupling elements of the first set and the second set are removably joined together, water is substantially prevented from leaking from the first surface to the second surface. In addition, the coupling elements are disposed on stringer tapes, and the surfaces of the stringer tapes adjacent the first surfaces of the coupling elements are laminated with a water resistant material." The patent application was filed on June 3, 2009 (12/477,773). 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=83,59,717.PN.&OS=PN/83,59,717&RS=PN/83,59,717 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Gtech Rhode Island Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Gtech Rhode Island, Providence, R.I., has been assigned a patent (8,360,314) developed by five co-inventors for a "radio frequency identifiers in game tickets." The co-inventors are Richard Meehan, South Kingstown, R.I., Stephen Carney, Barrington, R.I., Jennifer Seymour, Roswell, Ga., Craig Fitzgerald, Alpharetta, Ga., and Richard Finocchio, Everett, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods of distributing, dispensing and validating game tickets provide for the use of radio frequency identifiers (RFIDS). Game ticket consumables may also be tracked with RFIDS. Ticket data such as game numbers, void if removed numbers, theme descriptions, place styles, price points and player account information can be stored to a memory of a game ticket, where the ticket is capable of transmitting the ticket data as an RF signal. Approaches also provide for the use of RFIDS in game sponsor/ticket printer facilities, ticket warehouse facilities and ticket destruction facilities." The patent application was filed on Oct. 3, 2011 (13/251,774). 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=8,360,314&OS=8,360,314&RS=8,360,314 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** DS Waters of America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- DS Waters of America, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,360,272) developed by four co-inventors for a bottled water center. The co-inventors are Rodger Piersant, Dalton, Ga., Richie Morrison, Dalton, Ga., Andy Michaud, Dalton, Ga., and Jim Gibbons, Dalton, Ga.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A bottle return station preferably with a dispensing station provides for the receipt of empty bottles. Bottles are provided through an acceptor which accepts bottles having a particular configuration while not accepting others. The empty bottle returns are guided to a receiving station where they can be retrieved by an operator. Meanwhile a dispensing station can be accessed by users." The patent application was filed on Jan. 5, 2012 (13/344,542). 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=8,360,272&OS=8,360,272&RS=8,360,272 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Navteq Assigned Patent for Method of Operating a Navigation System to Provide Route Guidance ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Navteq, Veldhoven, The Netherlands, has been assigned a patent (8,364,398) developed by four co-inventors for a "method of operating a navigation system to provide route guidance." The co-inventors are Sara B. Rossio, Chicago, Christopher S. Wiklund, Hillside, Ill., Steven M. Harding, Decatur, Ga., and David J. Holsinger, Chicago.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of operating a navigation system to provide a route guidance message for traveling a route is disclosed. A plurality of features visible from a road segment of the route is obtained from a geographic database associated with the navigation system. An importance rating for each of the identified features is determined. The guidance message references the identified feature having a highest determined importance rating. The importance rating considers a permanence or a seasonal dependency of the identified feature. The importance rating is adjusted to favor the identified feature closest to the lane in which the vehicle is currently located." The patent application was filed on April 28, 2010 (12/769,050). 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=8,364,398&OS=8,364,398&RS=8,364,398 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Georgia Inventor Develops Patent for HD Barcode ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- David J. Naddor, Johns Creek, Ga., has developed a patent (8,360,333) for an HD barcode.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A bi-directional two-dimensional (2D) matrix barcode symbology for use with bar code, cell phones and other optical readers. A finder structure includes indicia for locating data blocks containing bytes of information encoded through bi-directional and orthogonal lines containing individual bits of information. Individual blocks contain error correction information, and are formed into 2.times.2 superblocks used to build larger codes. Intrinsic prefix information provides a redundant geometric identification for individual blocks within the overall structure, providing a built-in mapping of the overall structure, even when portions are missing or undecodable. The overall symbol has a second set of error correction parameters for further redundancy. The symbology is a versatile symbology in that the number of check data blocks is user selectable to provide the desired level of error correction." The patent application was filed on April 4, 2011 (13/079,661). 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=83,60,333.PN.&OS=PN/83,60,333&RS=PN/83,60,333 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Valerio Assigned Patent for Wire Recovery System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Thomas A. Valerio, New Port Richey, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,360,242) developed by Thomas A. Valerio, Atlanta, for a wire recovery system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An automated system for sorting dissimilar materials, and in particular for sorting plastics from other materials and for sorting different types of plastics from one another comprises, depending upon the embodiment, combinations of a sizing mechanism, a friction separation, an air separator, a magnetic separator, a dielectric sensor sortation bed, shaker screening, a ballistic separator, an inductive sensor sortation system and a float/sink tank. The dielectric sensor sortation system may be either analog or digital, depending upon the particular implementation. One or more float/sink tanks can be used, depending upon the embodiment, each with a media of a different specific gravity. The media may be water, or water plus a compound such as calcium chloride. In addition, multiples of the same general type of module can be used for particular configurations. A heavy media system or a sand float process can be used either alternatively or additionally." The patent application was filed on Nov. 16, 2009 (12/619,232). 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=8,360,242&OS=8,360,242&RS=8,360,242 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NCR Assigned Patent for Apparatus, System and Method for a Hybrid Optical Code Scanner ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- NCR, Duluth, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,360,320) developed by Donald A. Collins, Buford, Ga., and James Morrison, Suwanee, Ga., for an "apparatus, system and method for a hybrid optical code scanner." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus, system and method are presented for scanning items presented to an assisted hybrid optical code scanner where the scanner includes a handheld imaging scanner located on the customer side of the hybrid scanner. When docked with the hybrid scanner, the handheld imaging scanner is used with a fixed laser scanner to read optical codes. When undocked, the handheld imaging scanner is used to scan items not easily presentable to the hybrid scanner." The patent application was filed on June 21, 2011 (13/164,912). 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=8,360,320&OS=8,360,320&RS=8,360,320 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Georgia Inventor Develops Patent for Floating Hitching System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Charles Dwight Jarvis, Jonesboro, Ga., has developed a patent (8,360,460) for a floating hitching system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The apparatuses and methods disclosed herein may be easier and quicker than prior art systems. Furthermore, the apparatuses and method disclosed herein may be more effective over rough terrain. The apparatuses and methods disclosed herein include a tongue attached to the conveyance, a floating hitch attached to the motor vehicle, and a compression-hitching pin. A conveyance can be hitched to a motor vehicle simply by inserting the hitching pin through the tongue of the conveyance and the floating hitch of the motor vehicle and then pushing down on the handle of the hitching pin and turning the handle to lock the hitching pin in place." The patent application was filed on July 3, 2012 (13/541,654). 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=83,60,460.PN.&OS=PN/83,60,460&RS=PN/83,60,460 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Georgia Inventor Develops Patent for Hair Weaving Apparatus and Method for Making and Using ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Queen Esther Winn, Savannah, Ga., has developed a patent (8,360,075) for a "hair weaving apparatus and method for making and using." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A hair weaving apparatus and method for making and using same. The present invention comprises various embodiments for making a hair weave tract extension apparatus and a method of making and using said apparatus. Embodiments are described and shown herein for making and using a hair weave tract apparatus with attachment means comprising a crimped flexible band and, and with attachment means comprising a crimped flexible band with a single bladed comb. It is an object of this present invention to provide a hair weave tract extension that is easy to attach to the natural hair, is less damaging to the natural hair and remains more securely attached to the natural hair." The patent application was filed on July 13, 2010 (12/804,054). 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=83,60,075.PN.&OS=PN/83,60,075&RS=PN/83,60,075 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Georgia Inventor Develops Patent for Method for Drilling Enlarged Sections of Angled Osteal Tunnels ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Rajiv D. Pandya, Atlanta, has developed a patent (8,361,079) for a "method for drilling enlarged sections of angled osteal tunnels." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for drilling enlarged osteal tunnels using osteal guides capable of drilling an angled osteal tunnel, namely, an osteal tunnel having an angle or turn within the bone and for drawing a muscle, tendon or ligament in need of repair into the enlarged osteal tunnel such that the bone can mend about, around, over and/or within the muscle, tendon or ligament. A reamer and guide wire can be used to create the enlarged osteal tunnel to accommodate a portion of the muscle, tendon or ligament in need of repair. The device allows for the blind intraosseous preparation of osteal tunnels and the blind intraosseous retrieval of sutures from such osteal tunnels." The patent application was filed on Feb. 15, 2010 (12/705,686). 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=8,361,079&OS=8,361,079&RS=8,361,079 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NV Bekaert Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- NV Bekaert, Zwevegem, Belgium, has been assigned a patent (8,361,398) developed by Martin Jenkins, Roswell, Ga., and Willy Marrecau, Rome, Ga., for a "catalytic converter and method for making the same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A catalytic converter as subject of the invention comprises fibers, which fibers have a fiber surface. The converter further comprises catalytic material, substantially all of this catalytic material is present on the fiber surface. The fibers are present in the catalytic converter as discrete fibers. A method for making the catalytic converter comprises providing a bundle of discrete fibers, coating them with catalytic material and inserting the coated bundle into a can." The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2003 (10/573,443). 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=8,361,398&OS=8,361,398&RS=8,361,398 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Georgia Inventors Develop Patent for Stretch and Zoom Bar for Displaying Information ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Samuel H. Russ, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Gary D. Hibbard, Suwanee, Ga., have developed a patent (8,364,015) for a "stretch and zoom bar for displaying information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is directed towards enabling a set-top box, a cable card, or a television to insert data into horizontal or vertical bars on a display image. More specifically, when an aspect ratio of a program is converted, letterboxing bars are used either along the horizontal or vertical edges. Within these edges, data is then composited at appropriate times to display such things as program information, television information, personal settings, etc. Additionally, graphical bars may be rendered in order to block any received data from being inserted into these bars." The patent application was filed on June 28, 2006 (11/427,060). 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=8,364,015.PN.&OS=PN/8,364,015&RS=PN/8,364,015 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Georgia Inventors Develop Patent for Media Terminal Adapter (MTA) Initialization Process Display by Use of an Embedded Caller Name and Caller Identification ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- James M. Burns Jr., Dacula, Ga., and Bryan W. Scholes, Cumming, Ga., have developed a patent (8,363,805) for a "media terminal adapter (MTA) initialization process display by use of an embedded caller name and caller identification." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are disclosed for a media terminal adapter (MTA) that gathers and reports steps of an initialization process as well as other information. The MTA tracks each completed step via a state machine and subsequently converts the steps and other information into an FSK format. FSK data is then provided to either a Type 1 or Type II caller identification telephone, or other caller identification box that includes a caller identification display, or a coupled handheld display device. Additionally, the MTA may also convert the completed steps into an audio wave file that is then transmitted to a connected telephone or an internal speaker." The patent application was filed on June 22, 2006 (11/425,862). 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=8,363,805.PN.&OS=PN/8,363,805&RS=PN/8,363,805 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Georgia Inventors Develop Patent for Clock Synchronization in a Bidirectional Network ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Donald C. Sorenson, Lawrenceville, Ga., Jiening Ao, Suwanee, Ga., Steven E. Blashewski, Duluth, Ga., John W. Brickell, Lawrenceville, Ga., Florin Farcas, Lawrenceville, Ga., Richard J. Futch, Lawrenceville, Ga., Joseph Graham Mobley, Dunwoody, Ga., John A. Ritchie Jr., Duluth, Ga., and Lamar E. West Jr., Maysville, Ga., have developed a patent (8,363,679) for a "clock synchronization in a bidirectional network." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An architecture for providing high-speed access over frequency-division multiplexed (FDM) channels allows transmission of Ethernet frames and/or other data across a cable transmission network or other form of FDM transport. The architecture involves downstream and upstream FDM multiplexing techniques to allow contemporaneous, parallel communications across a plurality of frequency channels. Furthermore, the architecture allows a central concentrator to support a plurality of remote devices that each has guaranteed bandwidth through connection-oriented allocations of bi-directional data flows. The upstream and downstream bandwidth allocation can support symmetrical bandwidth as well as asymmetrical bandwidth in either direction. As a local network, the architecture supports guaranteed bandwidth for delivery of data flows to a plurality of host devices." The patent application was filed on April 13, 2009 (12/422,593). 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=8,363,679.PN.&OS=PN/8,363,679&RS=PN/8,363,679 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Georgia Inventor Develops Patent for Phone Call Interruption Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Kieva R. Adams, Hapeville, Ga., has developed a patent (8,363,804) for a "phone call interruption method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A phone call interruption method includes a telephone that is engaged with a call. An audible disruptive sound is played adjacent to the telephone with a sound generating assembly. The call is then ended either after or while the disruptive sound is played." The patent application was filed on Oct. 15, 2010 (12/905,183). 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=8,363,804.PN.&OS=PN/8,363,804&RS=PN/8,363,804 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Japan, Georgia Inventors Develop Patent for Functionalized High Cis-1,4-polybutadiene Prepared Using Novel Functionalizing Agents ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Yoichi Ozawa, Tokyo, H. Jerrold Miller, Savannah, Ga., Koji Masaki, Higashimurayama, Japan, Koichi Morita, Higashiyamato, Japan, Tatsuo Fujimaki, Higashimurayama, Japan, Tetsuya Omura, Kodaira, Japan, Takuo Sone, Tokyo, and Iwakazu Hattori, Tokyo, have developed a patent (8,362,126) for a "functionalized high cis-1,4-polybutadiene prepared using novel functionalizing agents." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for preparing a functionalized polymer comprising the steps of preparing a polymer by polymerizing conjugated diene monomer with a lanthanide-based catalyst, wherein the lanthanide-based catalyst comprises (a) a lanthanide compound, (b) an alkylating agent, and (c) a source of halogen, and reacting the pseudo-living polymer with at least one amide-containing functionalizing agent." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2009 (12/644,382). 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=8,362,126.PN.&OS=PN/8,362,126&RS=PN/8,362,126 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** United Parcel Service of America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- United Parcel Service of America, Atlanta, has been assigned a patent (8,362,896) developed by Steven L. Smith, Buford, Ga., for "methods and systems for alerting persons of obstacles or approaching hazards." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and methods for alerting persons of obstacles and/or approaching hazards are provided. Embodiments may include a warning system that includes a radio source configured to transmit a radio signal and a warning device. The warning device may include at least one vibration device, at least two receiver devices configured to receive the radio signal, and a processing device operably coupled to at least two receiver devices and at least one vibration device, wherein the processing device is configured to determine at least a direction and a distance to the radio source from the warning device and configured to transmit a vibration signal to at least one vibration device based upon the determined direction and distance to the radio source from the warning device." The patent application was filed on March 19, 2008 (12/051,476). 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=8,362,896.PN.&OS=PN/8,362,896&RS=PN/8,362,896 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Georgia Inventor Develops Patent for Super Air Permeability and Reinforced Seams of Peanuts Bag (APC BAG-SBA) ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Jianyi Sun, Duluth, Ga., has developed a patent (8,360,642) for a "super air permeability and reinforced seams of peanuts bag (APC BAG-SBA)." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A ventilated bulk bag formed of a first fabric of interwoven yarns that define gaps therebetween to be air permeable, with a top panel formed of a second fabric of first yarns with a first cross-sectional shape and second yarns of a second cross-sectional shape interwoven in a second alliance to defines gaps adjacent the interwoven yarns, which gaps are apparent when viewed from an oblique angle relative to a plan view of the top panel, for keeping dust landing thereon from going through the gaps but allowing the top panel to ventilate air through the gaps." The patent application was filed on July 5, 2007 (11/825,172). 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=8,360,642&OS=8,360,642&RS=8,360,642 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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