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[February 12, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania (Feb. 12)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Pennsylvania.

*** U.S. Army Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- The U.S. Army has been assigned a patent (8,365,804) developed by four co-inventors for a "portable inflatable protective partitioning system." The co-inventors are James A. Genovese, Street, Md., Patrick M. Nolan, Havre de Grace, Md., Win Van Basten, Hatboro, Pa., and Charles Ruppert, Massapequa Park, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An inflatable separation device and method of using the device to form a gas-impermeable barrier in a structural location such as a hallway. The device also provides a safe, effective passage across the barrier to form a concealed region for decontamination protocols. The inflatable separation device includes an inflatable support frame and a cover that envelops the support frame and forms an enclosed interior space when the support frame is inflated. An inflatable perimeter sealing bladder is disposed about the cover and adapted to form a seal between the cover and exterior surfaces of a structural space when the support frame and the sealing bladder are inflated." The patent application was filed on May 3, 2011 (13/099,785). 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=8,365,804&OS=8,365,804&RS=8,365,804 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Madigan Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Stephen J. Madigan, Flower Mound, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,365,738) developed by Stephen J. Madigan, Dallas, and Larry Eugene Hess, Lititz, Pa., for a "combination condom and personal lubricant container." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention comprises articles of manufacture including a disposable condom and personal container comprising a condom compartment enclosing one or more condoms immersed in either a personal lubricant or sexually stimulating lubricant removably adjoined to at least one lubricant compartment. The compartments are constructed of a packaging material comprising properties that conduct heat and hermetically sealed. The condom compartment comprises a seal positioned on the top wall that is removed or opened for the purpose of gaining access to the contents. The personal lubricant compartment comprises a discharge element through which the contents of the compartment are discharged by activating a removable dispenser that fits within the element. The contents of the compartments may be heated by a device in which the compartments are seated. The temperature of the contents may be monitored with the aid of a temperature sensing aid." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2011 (13/289,890). 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=8,365,738&OS=8,365,738&RS=8,365,738 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Black & Decker Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Black & Decker, Towson, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,365,714) developed by eight co-inventors for a "tile saw with a tile hold down device." The co-inventors are Robert H. Gifford, New Freedom, Pa., Marco Alessandro Mattucci, Baltimore, Jason Carl McRoberts, Red Lion, Pa., Brent Austin Kuehne, Red Lion, Pa., Micah Alan Coleman, Baltimore, Michael Frederick Cannaliato, Bel Air, Md., Weston John Van Wambeke, Towson, Md., and Jeff Whitehead, Baltimore.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A tile cutting machine includes a tub for receiving water and a tile supporting surface for supporting thereon a tile to be cut. A cutting head assembly is positioned above the tile supporting surface and includes a motor driven blade. A tile hold down mechanism extends downwardly from the cutting head assembly to engage the tile and apply downward pressure thereto to hold the tile in place during the cutting process. The tile hold down mechanism may take the form of flexible hold down feet, downwardly biased rollers and/or bristle skirts. The tile supporting surface may be fabricated of a high friction material and include a plurality of nubs to cooperate with the hold down mechanism to hold the tile stationary with respect to the supporting surface during the cutting process. The tile cutting machine provides for a method of cutting tile where a user does not have to hold the tile with their hands during the cutting operation." The patent application was filed on May 23, 2011 (13/113,614). 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=8,365,714&OS=8,365,714&RS=8,365,714 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Air Products and Chemicals Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Air Products and Chemicals, Allentown, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,365,777) developed by David John Farese, Riegelsville, Pa., and Joseph Perry Cohen, Bethlehem, Pa., for a "compressor fill method and apparatus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method an apparatus for filling a vessel with compressed gas is disclosed. Gas is compressed into the vessel at a predetermined flow rate using a variable speed pump or compressor. The flow rate is adjusted to increase the gas pressure at a predetermined rate of change. The flow rate is adjusted based upon the instantaneous value of a measured parameter such as gas temperature or pressure or ambient temperature. The parameter is measured by a transducer and the value is fed back to a controller which adjusts the speed of the compressor or pump to produce the flow rate needed to achieve the predetermined pressure rate of change." The patent application was filed on Feb. 20, 2008 (12/034,284). 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=8,365,777&OS=8,365,777&RS=8,365,777 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ric Investments Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Ric Investments, Wilmington, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,365,731) developed by Peter Chi Fai Ho, Pittsburgh, and Lance Busch, Trafford, Pa., for a "pressure reducing valve with flexible cuff." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A pressure reducing valve for use in a system adapted to deliver a breathing gas to a patient. The pressure reducing valve is structured to communicate a flow of breathing gas to such a patient's airway during an inspiratory phase. The pressure reducing valve is structured to discharge the flow of breathing gas and a flow of exhaled gas to atmosphere during the expiratory phase. The flow of breathing gas and flow of exhaled gas are discharged to atmosphere through a number of exhaust ports. Because the flow of breathing gas and flow of exhalation gas are discharged through the exhaust ports, less effort is required by a patient during the expiratory phase." The patent application was filed on July 9, 2008 (12/169,658). 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=8,365,731&OS=8,365,731&RS=8,365,731 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Nucor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Nucor, Charlotte, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,365,562) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and plant for integrated monitoring and control of strip flatness and strip profile." The co-inventors are Richard Britanik, Sarver, Pa., Tino Domanti, Coal Point, Australia, Terry L. Gerber, Lisbon, Ohio, Jason A. Mueller, McDonald, Pa., Glen Wallace, Whitebridge, Australia, and Harold Bradley Rees, Ladoga, Ind.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and method of controlling strip geometry in casting strip having a rolling mill. A target thickness profile is calculated as a function of the measured entry thickness profile of the strip while satisfying profile and flatness parameters. A differential strain feedback from longitudinal strain in the strip is calculated by a control system by comparing the exit thickness profile with the target thickness profile, and a control signal is generated to control a device capable of affecting the geometry of the strip processed by the hot rolling mill. A feed-forward control reference and/or sensitivity vector may also be calculated as a function of the target thickness profile, and used in generating the control signal sent to the control device. The control device may be selected from one or more of the group consisting of a bending controller, gap controller and coolant controller." The patent application was filed on June 7, 2012 (13/491,244). 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=8,365,562&OS=8,365,562&RS=8,365,562 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Capsugel Belgium Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Capsugel Belgium, Bornem, Belgium, has been assigned a patent (8,367,101) developed by six co-inventors for a pharmaceutical formulation. The co-inventors are Stephen Mark McAllister, Harlow, United Kingdom, Ronald K. Raby Jr., Collegeville, Pa., Adrian Brown, Harlow, United Kingdom, Allan J. Clarke, Collegeville, Pa., Daniel N. Margetson, Harlow, United Kingdom, and Wayne Matthews, Harlow, United Kingdom.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: " The present invention is directed to pharmaceutically acceptable polymeric compositions suitable for injection molding of single or multi-component pharmaceutical dosage forms comprising a plurality of drug substance containing sub-units, being capsule compartments and/or solid sub-units comprising a solid matrix of a polymer which contains a drug substance, the sub-units being connected together in the assembled dosage form by a weld between parts of the assembled dosage form." The patent application was filed on Jan. 30, 2002 (10/060,849). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,367,101&OS=8,367,101&RS=8,367,101 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pennsylvania Inventor Develops Patent for Fantasy Sports Neural Engine for Player Drafting ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Justin C. Allen, Meadowbrook, Pa., Thomas J. McWilliams, Bryn Mawr, Pa., and Todd A. Norton, Broomall, Pa., have developed a patent (8,369,970) for "fantasy sports neural engine for player drafting." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus, system and method for a neural engine for recommending picks in an on-line fantasy sport draft and in on-line fantasy trades. The apparatus, system and method may include at least one computing memory having associated therewith a plurality of rules, wherein at least ones of the plurality of rules include historical performance information for at least two fantasy sports teams in at least two fantasy sports leagues, wherein one of the at least two fantasy sports leagues is associated with the on-line fantasy sports draft, and expert information regarding the picks in the on-line fantasy sports draft. The present invention may additionally include at least one computer processor that applies ones of the plurality of rules drawn from the at least one computing memory to arrive at a recommendation." The patent application was filed on Sept. 19, 2009 (12/563,117). 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=8,369,970&OS=8,369,970&RS=8,369,970 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Pennsylvania Inventor Develops Patent for Welders Seat for Iron Workers ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Robert P. Sherer, Bethlehem, Pa., has developed a patent (8,365,864) for a "welders seat for iron workers." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A seat for high erection workers working on large horizontal I-beams is formed with a seat for a worker and particularly a welder at one end of a leverage arm and a friction plate at the opposite end with a clamping point provided by a clamp the ends of which are positioned near one end and on either side of the friction plate and providing a fulcrum point near the end of the leverage arm for urging the friction plate into secure contact with the underside of a flange of a horizontal I-beam. The seat is constructed of light metals and preferably is provided with a lanyard which doubles as a safety tie during use and a carrying strap by which the high-rise working seat may be transported." The patent application was filed on May 16, 2006 (11/434,851). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,65,864.PN.&OS=PN/83,65,864&RS=PN/83,65,864 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Akoona Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Akoona, Charlestown, Island of Nevis, has been assigned a patent (8,365,951) developed by Michael T. Jennison, Cranberry Township, Pa., for an "ice agitation and dispensing device and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An ice dispensing system includes a rotatable barrel (3) having an opening (4); an input chute (2) having a first end coupled to an ice making machine (1) and a second end in communication with the opening (4) when the barrel is in a first position; an output chute (14) in communication with the opening (4) when the barrel (3) is in a second position; a containment system (12) positioned around a portion of the body of the barrel (3); and a drive system (5) coupled to the barrel (3) for rotating the barrel (3). The opening (4) has a geometry and size (15) that directs the ice and captures a regulated amount of the ice during rotation between the first position and the second position. The regulated amount of ice is then dispensed into the output chute (14) when the barrel (3) reaches the second position." The patent application was filed on July 29, 2008 (12/670,536). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,65,951.PN.&OS=PN/83,65,951&RS=PN/83,65,951 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Pennsylvania Inventor Develops Patent for Automated Blackjack Table ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Tigran Nasibyan, Erie, Pa., has developed a patent (8,366,112) for an automated blackjack table.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An automated blackjack table features a rotating ring with numbered stations (up to 21) matching the numbers at which the players are positioned. By pressing a foot pedal, the dealer can rotate the ring and rapidly deal a card to each passing numbered station allowing the density of players (and, hence the revenue stream) at each table to be tripled." The patent application was filed on Aug. 14, 2012 (13/585,633). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,366,112&OS=8,366,112&RS=8,366,112 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pennsylvania Inventor Develops Patent for Vision Assist Device with an Integral Carabiner and Optional Light ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Samuel R. Shapiro, Monroeville, Pa., has developed a patent (8,366,265) for a "vision assist device with an integral carabiner and optional light." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A vision assist device without side temples comprises a frame for holding a first vision assisting lens with a carabiner clip that extends from the frame for use as a handle. The carabiner clip has at least 3 sides, at least one of said sides including a bar with spring biasing to define a closed clip position. The carabiner clipped device can be used as reading glasses, a magnifying glass, lorgnette and/or binoculars. Optionally, the carabiner includes a switch-activated light. One preferred embodiment uses overlapping lenses to provide twice the vision correction when folded closed." The patent application was filed on Jan. 13, 2010 (12/657,093). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,366,265&OS=8,366,265&RS=8,366,265 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pennsylvania Inventor Develops Patent for Wrist Mounted Watchcase having Separable Main Body and Surrounding Protective Frame and Wristwatch Incorporating Same ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Daniel Scioscia, Sewickley, Pa., has developed a patent (8,366,313) for a "wrist mounted watchcase having separable main body and surrounding protective frame and wristwatch incorporating same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A watch includes a watch movement, a dial supported on the watch movement, hands moveable by the watch movement with a watch case receiving the watch movement. The watch case includes a cylindrical main body configured to receive the watch movement therein, a bezel supported on the main body and a crystal supported by the main body. The watch case further includes a frame receiving the main body, wherein the frame comprises a back frame plate configured to be adjacent the user, a top frame plate spaced from the back frame plate and including a central opening therein for receipt of the main body, a pair of lugs on opposed ends of the frame, wherein each lug extends between the spaced top frame plate and the back frame plate, a bar extending between each pair of lugs, wherein each bar is configured to receive a strap of a wrist watch." The patent application was filed on Aug. 4, 2010 (12/850,380). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,366,313&OS=8,366,313&RS=8,366,313 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** United Parcel Service of America Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- United Parcel Service of America, Sandy Springs, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,370,187) developed by 17 co-inventors for "internet package shipping systems and methods." The co-inventors are Mark R. Hilbush, Baltimore, Anthony G. Creasy, Suwanee, Ga., Kurt L. Stadele, Alpharetta, Ga., Jim Deveney, New Freedom, Pa., Jane Sneeringer, Baltimore, Charles G. Orf, Stewartstown, Pa., David Michel, Baltimore, Christopher T. Schenken, Alpharetta, Ga., Phillip G. Lawson, Hewitt, N.J., John Yanikov, York, Pa., Lawrence Wight, Parkton, Md., Diane Minahan, Annapolis, Md., Steve Yeung, Timonium, Md., Thomas Dorris, Frederick, Md., Mark Trowbridge, Cumming, Ga., Robert Gephart, York, Pa., and Diane Lynn T. Rashbaum, Gainesville, Ga.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for shipping a package from a package sender to an intended recipient, utilizing Internet communications to place shipping orders, request on demand package pickup, maintain and utilize pre-stored profile information, view shipping history, track orders, etc. A package sender with an Internet-accessible computer accesses an Internet site and associated shipping system operated by a shipping service provider. The package sender enters information required for shipping the package, including shipping options and methods for payment, and the shipment transaction is validated. If the transaction is validated, printer indicia are communicated to the customer's computer, which is enabled to locally print a prepaid label containing special machine-readable as well as human-readable indicia. The shipping service provider acquires the package by drop-off, standard pickup or on call pickup, scans the machine readable indicia, verifies other indicia of authenticity, and processes the package in accordance with information encoded on the label." The patent application was filed on Sept. 7, 2010 (12/876,740). 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=8,370,187&OS=8,370,187&RS=8,370,187 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Pennsylvania Inventor Develops Patent for Wall-mounted Stand for a Hotel Room ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- James F. McAuliff, Hatfield, Pa., has developed a patent (8,365,676) for a "wall-mounted stand for a hotel room." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wall mounted luggage stand assembly for supporting a piece of luggage in a hotel room. The luggage stand assembly has a backboard that is mounted to a wall. A shelf is provided that has a bottom surface and a rear edge. The shelf is connected to the backboard with a hinged connection proximate that enables the shelf to rotate between a vertical orientation and a horizontal orientation. At least one damper piston is provided that retards the movement of the shelf from its vertical orientation to its horizontal orientation. A vertical support panel is connected to the bottom surface of the shelf. The vertical support panel rotates with gravity to always remain in a vertical orientation. The vertical support panel contacts the floor when the shelf rotates to its open horizontal position, therein supporting the shelf." The patent application was filed on Nov. 4, 2010 (12/940,015). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,65,676.PN.&OS=PN/83,65,676&RS=PN/83,65,676 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Pennsylvania Inventor Develops Patent for Staple Remover ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Anton Paul Ness, Mechanicsburg, Pa., has developed a patent (8,366,076) for a staple remover.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A staple remover (10) for removing a staple (100) from a document (102) and simultaneously capturing the thus-removed staple. The staple remover includes a wedge (18) for prying the staple free from a document without the staple snagging to the wedge, a bin (20) into which the freed staple will fall and, when in the form of a handheld device, an enclosed clearance (26) around the wedge's top or bearing surface that lifts the staple and that is in communication with the bin such that when the remover is immediately tilted front end upwardly as the staple is freed, the staple falls through the clearance and into the bin. The surfaces of the wedge that engage or could possibly engage the staple's leg portions, are adapted to prevent snagging of the staple when freed from the document. The bin could include an opening (24) covered by a cap (22) that is removable to permit emptying." The patent application was filed on Nov. 1, 2004 (10/978,753). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,366,076&OS=8,366,076&RS=8,366,076 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Janssen Pharmaceutica Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Janssen Pharmaceutica, Beerse, Belgium, has been assigned a patent (8,367,825) developed by 11 co-inventors for a "substituted pyrimidinyl oxime kinase inhibitors." The co-inventors are Xu Guozhang, Bensalem, Pa., Lily Lee, Yonkers, N.Y., Terry V. Hughes, Blue Bell, Pa., Steven K. Wetter, Flemington, N.J., Peter J. Connolly, New Providence, N.J., Marta C. Abad, Downington, Pa., Stuart L. Emanuel, Doylestown, Pa., Prabha S. Kamachi, Hillsborough, N.J., Steven A. Middleton, Flemington, N.J., Kathleen A. Battista, Williamstown, N.J., and Gilles C. Bignan, Bridgewater, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is directed to substituted pyrimidine compounds of formula (I): ##STR00001## and forms thereof, their synthesis and use for treating, preventing or ameliorating a chronic or acute protein kinase mediated disease, disorder or condition." The patent application was filed on Feb. 28, 2012 (13/406,822). 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=8,367,825.PN.&OS=PN/8,367,825&RS=PN/8,367,825 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** BIAL-Portela & C.A. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- BIAL-Portela & C.A., Sao Mamede Coronado, Portugal, has been assigned a patent (8,367,821) developed by Bing Yu, Ambler, Pa., Wenge Li, Plainsboro, N.J., and David Alexander Learmonth, Alfena, Portugal, for a "preparation of eslicarbazepine and related compounds by asymmetric hydrogenation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A process for preparing a compound of the formula IA or IB: ##STR00001## wherein R is alkyl, aminoalkyl, halogenalkyl, aralkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, alkoxy, phenyl or substituted phenyl or pyridyl group; the term alkyl means carbon chain, straight or branched, containing from 1 to 18 carbon atoms; the term halogen represents fluorine, chlorine, bromine or iodine; the term cycloalkyl represents a saturated alicyclic group with 3 to 6 carbon atoms; the term aryl represents unsubstituted phenyl group or phenyl substituted by alkoxy, halogen or nitro group, the process comprising asymmetric hydrogenation of a compound of the formula II: ##STR00002## wherein R has the same meanings as above, using a chiral catalyst and a source of hydrogen." The patent application was filed on April 11, 2007 (12/294,855). 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=8,367,821.PN.&OS=PN/8,367,821&RS=PN/8,367,821 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cinram International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Cinram International, Scarborough, Canada, has been assigned a patent (8,369,196) developed by Shintaro Takehara, Clarks Summit, Pa., James J. Musto, Pittston, Pa., and Dominick A. Dallaverde, Pittston Township, Pa., for a "BCA recording on optical recording medium." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A burst cutting area of an optical recording disc includes a BCA mark comprising a plurality of pits over which a reflective layer is formed. The plurality of pits may be arrayed according to a pit pattern specifying a predetermined nominal positional relationship between adjacent pits. The pit pattern may comprise microstripes which include one pit per pit track and most adjacent pits in adjacent pit tracks. A direction between adjacent pits within each of the microstripes may correspond to a nominal microstripe direction which may form an angle with a pit track direction within a range of 45.degree. to 135.degree.." The patent application was filed on May 4, 2011 (13/100,513). 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=8,369,196.PN.&OS=PN/8,369,196&RS=PN/8,369,196 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Integran Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Integran Technologies, Ontario, Canada, has been assigned a patent (8,367,170) developed by four co-inventors for a "vehicular electrical and electronic housings." The co-inventors are Andri E. Elia, Chadds Ford, Pa., Michael R. Day, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Gino Palumbo, Toronto, and Jonathan McCrea, Toronto.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Metal plated organic polymer compositions are useful as vehicular electronic and electrical housings. Such housings may have lighter weight, better strength and/or stiffer and may be more easily made than conventional housings." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2008 (12/681,355). 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=8,367,170.PN.&OS=PN/8,367,170&RS=PN/8,367,170 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Janssen Pharmaceutica Assigned Patent for Azetidinyl Diamides as Monoacylglycerol Lipase Inhibitors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Janssen Pharmaceutica, Beerse, Belgium, has been assigned a patent (8,367,653) developed by 14 co-inventors for an "azetidinyl diamides as monoacylglycerol lipase inhibitors." The co-inventors are Haiyan Bian, Princeton, N.J., Kristen Chevalier, Collegeville, Pa., Jose Clemente, Spring House, Pa., Pete Connolly, Spring House, Pa., Chris Flores, Spring House, Pa., Shu-Chen Lin, Doylestown, Pa., Li Liu, Doylestown, Pa., John Mabus, East Greenville, Pa., Mark MacIelag, Spring House, Pa., Mark McDonnell, Lansdale, Pa., Philip Pitis, North Wales, Pa., Yue-Mei Zhang, Spring House, Pa., Sui-Po Zhang, Radnor, Pa., and Bin Zhu, Spring House, Pa.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are compounds, compositions and methods for treating various diseases, syndromes, conditions and disorders, including pain. Such compounds are represented by Formula (I) as follows: ##STR00001## wherein Y, Z, R.sup.1, and s are defined herein." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2010 (12/765,076). 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=8,367,653.PN.&OS=PN/8,367,653&RS=PN/8,367,653 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Alkermes Pharma Ireland Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Alkermes Pharma Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, has been assigned a patent (8,367,112) developed by Gary Liversidge, West Chester, Pa., and Scott Jenkins, Downingtown, Pa., for a nanoparticulate carverdilol formulations.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is directed to nanoparticulate carvedilol compositions having improved pharmacokinetic profiles, improved bioavailability, dissolution rates and efficacy. In one embodiment, the nanoparticulate carvedilol composition has an effective average particle size of less than about 2000 nm." The patent application was filed on Feb. 28, 2006 (11/363,266). 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=8,367,112.PN.&OS=PN/8,367,112&RS=PN/8,367,112 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Amarin Pharmaceuticals Ireland Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- Amarin Pharmaceuticals Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, has been assigned a patent (8,367,652) developed by five co-inventors for "methods of treating hypertriglyceridemia." The co-inventors are Mehar Manku, England, United Kingdom, Ian Osterloh, Kent, United Kingdom, Pierre Wicker, Mystic, Conn., Rene Braeckman, Richboro, Pa., and Paresh Soni, Mystic, Conn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In various embodiments, the present invention provides methods of treating and/or preventing cardiovascular-related disease and, in particular, a method of blood lipid therapy comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a pharmaceutical composition comprising eicosapentaenoic acid or a derivative thereof." The patent application was filed on Sept. 11, 2012 (13/610,247). 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=8,367,652.PN.&OS=PN/8,367,652&RS=PN/8,367,652 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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