U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Kentucky (Sept. 30)
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 30 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Kentucky.
Lexmark International Assigned Patent
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 30 -- Lexmark International, Lexington, Ky., has been assigned a patent (8,541,248) developed by Yimin Guan, Lexington, Ky., Burton Joyner II, Lexington, Ky., and Zach Reitmeier, Oak Ridge, N.C., for "methods for fabricating planar heater structures for ejection devices."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus teach a substrate wafer having a plurality of plugs configured there within. The method also includes depositing and patterning a layer of a second metallic material over the substrate wafer, providing a layer of a dielectric material of a predetermined thickness over the patterned layer of the second metallic material, and conducting chemical mechanical polishing of the layer of the dielectric material to form a planarized top surface while exposing the patterned layer of the second metallic material. The method further includes cleaning the planarized top surface, depositing and patterning a resistor film over the planarized top surface, depositing one or more blanket films over the patterned resistor film, and patterning and etching the one or more blanket films. Further disclosed are planar heater structures and additional methods for fabricating the planar heater structures."
The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2011 (13/248,298). 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=8541248.PN.&OS=PN/8541248&RS=PN/8541248
Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.
General Electric Assigned Patent for System for Reduced Peak Power Consumption by a Cooking Appliance
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 30 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,541,719) developed by Brian M. Steurer, Louisville, Ky., for a "system for reduced peak power consumption by a cooking appliance."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a system for reducing peak power consumption in an electromechanically controlled cooking appliance is provided. The system comprises a surface heating unit comprising at least one duty cycle controlled surface heating element, a temperature controlled oven heating element, a controller configured to receive and process utility state signals indicative of the operating state of an associated utility, and a switch responsive to the controller, switchable between a first state and a second state for selectively coupling the oven heating element to a first relatively high voltage power supply and a second relatively low voltage power supply respectively. The controller is configured to switch the switch to the first and second states as a function of the utility state signal."
The patent application was filed on Oct. 27, 2010 (12/913,129). 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=8,541,719.PN.&OS=PN/8,541,719&RS=PN/8,541,719
Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.
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