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[October 19, 2011]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Wisconsin (Oct. 19)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 19 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Wisconsin.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Utilization of Display Profiles with Abstract Queries ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 19 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,041,728) developed by four co-inventors for "utilization of display profiles with abstract queries." The co-inventors are Richard D. Dettinger, Rochester, Minn., Daniel P. Kolz, Rochester, Minn., Richard J. Stevens, Rochester, Minn., and Shannon E. Wenzel, Colby, Wis.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for applying query-level and parameter-level display profiles to abstract queries are provided. Display profiles allow users to utilize existing abstract queries for purposes of data analysis. In one embodiment, display profiles are used to change the scope of an existing abstract query or incorporate existing data processing functions into the abstract query." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2004 (10/955,727). 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=8,041,728.PN.&OS=PN/8,041,728&RS=PN/8,041,728 Written by Anjali Jha; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** MRI Interventions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 19 -- MRI Interventions, Memphis, Tenn., has been assigned a patent (RE42,856) developed by Parag Karmarkar, Columbia, Md., and Ingmar Viohl, Milwaukee, Wis., for magnetic resonance probes.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A magnetic resonance probe may include a plurality of center conductors, at least some center conductors including a conductive core and an insulator disposed at least partially about the core along at least a portion of the core, a first dielectric layer disposed at least partially about the plurality of center conductors in a proximal portion of the probe, an outer conductive layer at least partially disposed about the first dielectric layer, and a plurality of electrodes, at least one electrode being coupled to one of the center conductors and disposed at least partly on a probe surface." The patent application was filed on June 6, 2007 (11/810,679). 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=RE42,856&OS=RE42,856&RS=RE42,856 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Wisconsin Inventor Develops Patent for Bow String Vibration Suppressor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 19 -- Mathew A. McPherson, Norwalk, Wis., has developed a patent (RE42,842) for a "bow string vibration suppressor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A bowstring vibration and noise suppressor, the vibration and noise suppressor being carried by a support having an attachment device at an end of the support for attachment to a limb of an archery bow. The support carries the vibration and noise suppressor which is configured and arranged to suppress vibration and noise created by the bowstring when launching an arrow." The patent application was filed on Oct. 18, 2007 (11/874,833). 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=RE42,842&OS=RE42,842&RS=RE42,842 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 19 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,041,702) developed by four co-inventors for an "ontology-based network search engine." The co-inventors are Thomas John Eggebraaten, Rochester, Minn., Jeffrey Wayne Tenner, Rochester, Minn., Shannon Everett Wenzel, Colby, Wis., and Eric W. Will, Oronoco, Minn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for searching for a documents residing on a network comprises receiving a search request from a user. The search request comprises one or more search terms of an ontology. The ontology includes a plurality of terms. One or more of the plurality of terms includes a plurality of sub-category terms. One or more documents residing on the network is identified based on the one or more search terms and an ontology index. The ontology index comprises a plurality of relationships between the plurality of terms and sub-category terms of the ontology and a plurality of documents residing on the network. One or more search results that describe the one or more documents is presented to the user. The one or more documents contain the one or more search terms, or one of the plurality of sub-category terms of the one or more search terms." The patent application was filed on Oct. 25, 2007 (11/923,922). 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=8,041,702.PN.&OS=PN/8,041,702&RS=PN/8,041,702 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Symantec Operating Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 19 -- Symantec Operating, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,041,907) developed by Weibao Wu, Vadnais, Minn., and Xianbo Zhang, Madison, Wis., for a "method and system for efficient space management for single-instance-storage volumes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system for efficient space management for single-instance-storage volumes is provided. A backup module storing data within a collection of containers according to access locality and retention time of the data, wherein the retention time defines an amount of time the data is stored within the collection of containers before deletion of the data, and the access locality comprises an order in which the data is to be accessed is further provided. A compaction module compacting the stored data by selecting at least two containers among the collection of containers, wherein the selection is performed using a predetermined criteria that includes access locality and retention time of the data is also provided. The compaction module distributes the data among the at least two containers. The compaction criteria creates an imbalance among the containers to create more empty, full, or nearly full containers." The patent application was filed on June 30, 2008 (12/165,469). 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=8,041,907&OS=8,041,907&RS=8,041,907 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Jaya Anand.

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