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[January 23, 2014]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Minnesota (Jan. 23)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Minnesota.

*** Cypress Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Cypress Semiconductor, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,624,845) developed by Edward L. Grivna, Brooklyn Park, Minn., for a "capacitance touch screen." The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2008 (12/239,610). 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=8624845.PN.&OS=PN/8624845&RS=PN/8624845 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.


*** Pioneer Hi Bred International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Pioneer Hi Bred International, Johnston, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,633,361) developed by Matthew David Smalley, Noblesville, Ind., Martin Arbelbide, North Mankato, Minn., and Joseph Kevin Gogerty, Algona, Iowa, for a "maize variety hybrid X00A038." The patent application was filed on May 25, 2010 (12/786,520). 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=5&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140121.PD.&s2=%28IA.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/IA&RS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/IA Written by Balkishan Dalai; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Mertec Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Mertec, West Point, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,633,359) developed by Dennis L. Schultze, Olivia, Minn., for a soybean cultivar S100316.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 7, 2011 (13/268,132). 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=7&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140121.PD.&s2=%28IA.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/IA&RS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/IA Written by Balkishan Dalai; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Covidien Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Covidien, Mansfield, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,634,901) developed by four co-inventors for an "ECG leadwire system with noise suppression and related methods." The co-inventors are Mark M. Callahan, Medway, Mass., Glenn Gilbert, Plymouth, Mass., Scott Coggins, Littleton, Mass., and Linda D'Elia, Westfield, Minn.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2011 (13/249,450). 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=30&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140121.PD.&s2=%28MA.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/MA&RS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/MA Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cardiac Pacemakers Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Cardiac Pacemakers, St. Paul, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,634,910) developed by Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Ramsey, Minn., for the "cardiac function management integrating cardiac contractility modulation." The patent application was filed on Sept. 16, 2009 (12/561,124). 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=86,34,910.PN.&OS=PN/86,34,910&RS=PN/86,34,910 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** 3M Innovative Properties Assigned Patent for Coating Composition ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- 3M Innovative Properties, St. Paul, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,633,263) developed by five co-inventors for a "coating composition and method of making and using the same." The co-inventors are Naiyong Jing, Woodbury, Minn., Yifan Zhang, Woodbury, Minn., Justin A. Riddle, St. Paul, Minn., Elaine M. Yorkgitis, St. Paul, Minn., and Michelle L. Legatt, St. Paul, Minn.

The patent application was filed on March 16, 2010 (13/201,288). 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=86,33,263.PN.&OS=PN/86,33,263&RS=PN/86,33,263 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Destaze Tok Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Destaze Tok Group, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,635,234) developed by Benjamin H. Andersen, Golden Valley, Minn., for a "multi-level multiplexor system for networked browser." The patent application was filed on May 31, 2005 (11/141,269). 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=15&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140121.PD.&s2=%28DE.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/DE&RS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/DE Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Medtronic Assigned Patent for Insulative Body of Medical Electrical Lead Electrode Assembly ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Medtronic, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,634,893) developed by five co-inventors for "features for routing conductors in medical electrical lead electrode assemblies." The co-inventors are Sean Patrick Skubitz, Forest Lake, Minn., Mary L. Boatwright, Andover, Minn., Stephen L. Bolea, Watertown, Minn., Jessica L. Tower, Minneapolis, and Michael E. Metzler, Eden Prairie, Minn.

The patent application was filed on May 19, 2010 (12/783,199). 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=86,34,893.PN.&OS=PN/86,34,893&RS=PN/86,34,893 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Sunfish Studio Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Sunfish Studio, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,633,948) developed by Nathan T. Hayes, Minneapolis, for the "single-pass and order-independent transparency in computer graphics using constant memory." The patent application was filed on April 16, 2008 (12/596,093). 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=86,33,948.PN.&OS=PN/86,33,948&RS=PN/86,33,948 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** 3M Innovative Properties Assigned Patent for Fluorinated Ether Compounds ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- 3M Innovative Properties, St. Paul, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,633,288) developed by 11 co-inventors for "fluorinated ether compounds and methods of using the same." The co-inventors are Rudolf J. Dams, Antwerp, Belgium, Michael S. Terrazas, Prescott, Wis., Klaus Hintzer, Kastl, Germany, Zai-Ming Qiu, Woodbury, Minn., Miguel A. Guerra, Woodbury, Minn., Andreas R. Maurer, Langenneufnach, Germany, Harald Kaspar, Burgkirchen, Germany, Kai H. Lochhaas, Neuoetting, Germany, Michael Juergens, Neuoetting, Germany, Tilman C. Zipplies, Burghausen, Germany, and Werner Schwertfeger, Langgons, Germany.

The patent application was filed on July 15, 2009 (13/054,601). 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=86,33,288.PN.&OS=PN/86,33,288&RS=PN/86,33,288 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** 3M Innovative Properties Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- 3M Innovative Properties, St. Paul, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,634,146) developed by Moses M. David, Woodbury, Minn., Ta-Hua Yu, Woodbury, Minn., and Andrew K. Hartzell, Hudson, Wis., for a "method of making a nanostructure." The patent application was filed on April 22, 2011 (13/636,146). 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=86,34,146.PN.&OS=PN/86,34,146&RS=PN/86,34,146 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Starkey Laboratories Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Starkey Laboratories, Eden Prairie, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,634,576) developed by Arthur Salvetti, Colorado Springs, Colo., Harikrishna P. Natarajan, Shakopee, Minn., and Jon S. Kindred, Minneapolis, for the "output phase modulation entertainment containment for digital filters." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2010 (12/980,720). 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=86,34,576.PN.&OS=PN/86,34,576&RS=PN/86,34,576 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** University of Minnesota Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,634,233) developed by six co-inventors for "systems and methods for direct communication between magnetic tunnel junctions." The co-inventors are David J. Lilja, Maplewood, Minn., Jian-Ping Wang, Shoreview, Minn., Andrew P. Lyle, Boise, Idaho, Shruti R. Patil, Santa Clara, Calif., Jonathan D. Harms, Hopkins, Minn., and Xiaofeng Yao, San Jose, Calif.

The patent application was filed on May 18, 2012 (13/475,544). 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=86,34,233.PN.&OS=PN/86,34,233&RS=PN/86,34,233 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hutchinson Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Hutchinson Technology, Hutchinson, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,634,164) developed by eight co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for detaching a head suspension component from a semi-finished suspension product." The co-inventors are Bryan J. Scheele, Hutchinson, Minn., Richard A. Schnitzler, Dassel, Minn., Brett L. Haugen, Hutchinson, Minn., Ronald W. Rome, Annandale, Minn., Lance J. Evans, Hutchinson, Minn., Gregory S. Nelson, Stewart, Minn., Michael R. Jensen, St. Michael, Minn., and Patrick R. LaLonde, Waite Park, Minn.

The patent application was filed on Nov. 3, 2003 (10/700,354). 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=86,34,164.PN.&OS=PN/86,34,164&RS=PN/86,34,164 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Cardiac Pacemakers Assigned Patent for Application of Electric Fields to the Lung as Therapy for Pulmonary Edema ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Cardiac Pacemakers, St. Paul, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,634,906) developed by Ramesh Wariar, Blaine, Minn., for the "application of electric fields to the lung as therapy for pulmonary edema." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2012 (13/731,812). 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=86,34,906.PN.&OS=PN/86,34,906&RS=PN/86,34,906 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Medtronic Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Medtronic, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,634,903) developed by Vinod Sharma, Blaine, Minn., and Xiaohong Zhou, Woodbury, Minn., for the measuring T-Wave alternans.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2009 (12/610,062). 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=86,34,903.PN.&OS=PN/86,34,903&RS=PN/86,34,903 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Medtronic Assigned Patent for Method for Monitoring of Absolute Oxygen Saturation and Tissue Hemoglobin Concentration ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Medtronic, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,634,890) developed by Jonathan L. Kuhn, Ham Lake, Minn., Can Cinbis, Shoreview, Minn., and James K. Carney, Brooklyn Park, Minn., for a "device and method for monitoring of absolute oxygen saturation and tissue hemoglobin concentration." The patent application was filed on June 10, 2010 (12/797,744). 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=86,34,890.PN.&OS=PN/86,34,890&RS=PN/86,34,890 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Surmodics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Surmodics, Eden Prairie, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,632,877) developed by Gary Opperman, St. Louis Park, Minn., for "ultra-thin photo-polymer coatings and uses thereof." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2012 (13/632,936). 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=86,32,877.PN.&OS=PN/86,32,877&RS=PN/86,32,877 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent for Three-dimensional Multilayer Skin Texture Recognition System and Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,634,596) developed by Saad J. Bedros, West St. Paul, Minn., and Kwong Wing Au, Bloomington, Minn., for a "three-dimensional multilayer skin texture recognition system and method." The patent application was filed on Dec. 20, 2010 (12/972,829). 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=21&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140121.PD.&s2=%28NJ.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/NJ&RS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/NJ Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,634,305) developed by William Todd Smithgall, League City, Texas, Brendan Hall, Eden Prairie, Minn., and Srivatsan Varadarajan, St. Louis Park, Minn., for a "time triggered ethernet system testing means and method." The patent application was filed on Sept. 2, 2011 (13/224,871). 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=28&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140121.PD.&s2=%28NJ.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/NJ&RS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/NJ Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,634,601) developed by Saad J. Bedros, West St. Paul, Minn., and Ben A. Miller, Minneapolis, for a "surveillance-based high-resolution facial recognition." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2011 (13/105,071). 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=20&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140121.PD.&s2=%28NJ.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/NJ&RS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/NJ Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Multiple Hash Scheme for Use in Pattern Matching Accelerator ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,635,180) developed by four co-inventors for a "multiple hash scheme for use in a pattern matching accelerator." The co-inventors are Giora Biran, Haifa, Israel, Christoph Hagleitner, Zurich, Switzerland, Timothy Hume Heil, Rochester, Minn., and Jan Van Lunteren, Zurich, Switzerland.

The patent application was filed on Feb. 6, 2011 (13/021,757). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=3&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=102&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140121.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Clustering Streaming Graphs ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,635,224) developed by Ahmed S. Eldawy, St. Paul, Minn., Rohit M. Khandekar, Jersey City, N.J., and Kun-Lung Wu, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., for clustering streaming graphs.

The patent application was filed on June 26, 2012 (13/532,823). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=2&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=90&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140121.PD.&s2=%28NY.ASST.%29&OS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/NY&RS=ISD/01/21/2014+AND+AS/NY Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

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