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[December 06, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Wisconsin (Dec. 6)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Wisconsin.

*** Silicon Graphics International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Silicon Graphics International, Fremont, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,327,015) developed by Steven C. Miller, Livermore, Calif., Thomas Edward McGee, Eau Claire, Wis., and Bruce Alan Strangfeld, Eau Claire, Wis., for a "system and method for conveying information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for conveying data include the capability to determine whether a transaction request credit has been received at a computer module, the transaction request credit indicating that at least a portion of a transaction request message may be sent. The system and method also include the capability to determine, if a transaction request message is to be sent, whether at least a portion of the transaction request message may be sent and to send the at least a portion of the transaction request message if it may be sent." The patent application was filed on Jan. 18, 2011 (13/008,635). 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=8,327,015.PN.&OS=PN/8,327,015&RS=PN/8,327,015 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.


*** General Electric Assigned Patent for System and Apparatus for Collecting Physiological Signals from a Plurality of Electrodes ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,326,394) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and apparatus for collecting physiological signals from a plurality of electrodes." The co-inventors are Gordon Ian Rowlandson, Milwaukee, Joel Quizhen Xue, Germantown, Wis., Robert Edward Henderson, West Bend, Wis., and Chepur Sudakar Rao, Germantown, Wis.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and apparatus for obtaining physiological data from a patient. The system and apparatus comprising at least one electrode disposed to collect physiological data from the patient and an electrode connection device having a conductive array formed by a plurality of conductive regions and a plurality of nonconductive regions. The conductive regions are suitable to be connected to the at least one electrode. The electrode may be connected to a first conductive region of the electrode communication device and wherein upon movement by the patient or the conductive array, the electrode is connected to a second conductive region of the conductive array." The patent application was filed on Sept. 23, 2011 (13/243,106). 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=8,326,394.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,394&RS=PN/8,326,394 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Intelect Medical, Medical College of Wisconsin Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Intelect Medical, Cleveland, and Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, have been assigned a patent (8,326,433) developed by six co-inventors for a "clinician programmer system and method for calculating volumes of activation for monopolar and bipolar electrode configurations." The co-inventors are David Arthur Blum, Boston, Keith Carlton, Cleveland, Alan Greszler, Bay Village, Ohio, Scott Kokones, Cleveland, Troy Sparks, Woodbury, Minn., and Christopher Butson, Wauwatosa, Wis.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for providing a volume of activation (VOA) of a stimulation electrode leadwire may include a processor that calculates a VOA for each of a plurality of sets of parameter settings of the leadwire, stores in a database each of the calculated VOAs in association with the respective set of parameter settings for which it was calculated, performs a curve fitting on threshold values determined for a plurality of waveforms to obtain an equation, obtains a set of parameter settings of the leadwire for a stimulation, and determines a VOA for the obtained set of parameter settings based on the stored VOAs, for example, using the equation." The patent application was filed on May 15, 2009 (12/454,312). 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=8,326,433.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,433&RS=PN/8,326,433 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** GE Medical Systems Global Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- GE Medical Systems Global Technology, Waukesha, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,326,399) developed by David Henry Gurr, Milwaukee, Jean Helen Brittain, Menlo Park, Calif., and Graham Arnold Wright, Toronto, for "systems and methods for phase encode placement." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for a medical examination is provided. The method includes acquiring at least two datasets that include data acquired at a plurality of points that lie along at least two lines through a center of k-space, reconstructing the at least two datasets to generate an image, and outputting the image." The patent application was filed on Oct. 9, 2009 (12/576,917). 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=8,326,399.PN.&OS=PN/8,326,399&RS=PN/8,326,399 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,325,774) developed by Dan Botez, Madison, Wis., and Jae Cheol Shin, Madison, Wis., for a "high power, high efficiency quantum cascade lasers with reduced electron leakage." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Semiconductor structures and laser devices including the semiconductor structures are provided. The semiconductor structures have a quantum cascade laser (QCL) structure including an electron injector, an active region, and an electron extractor. The active region of the semiconductor structures includes a configuration of quantum wells and barriers that virtually suppresses electron leakage, thereby providing laser devices including such structures with superior electro-optical characteristics." The patent application was filed on Aug. 12, 2010 (12/855,476). 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=8,325,774&OS=8,325,774&RS=8,325,774 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** General Electric Assigned Patent for System and Method for Displaying a Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Drug Model ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,326,545) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for displaying a pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug model." The co-inventors are Laurence M. Yudkovitch, Mequon, Wis., Ronald P. Makin, Fitchburg, Wis., Rene J.C. Coffeng, Helsinki, Finland, and Toni M. Taiminen, Vantaa, Finland.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for displaying a pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics drug model for a patient is provided. A monitor is arranged to detect a quantity of anesthetic agent provided to a patient by an anesthesia machine. A display is provided for displaying real-time pharmacokinetics data associated with the quantity of anesthetic agent provided to the patient. Safety control means are provided to initiate the display of real-time pharmacokinetics data for the anesthetic agent only when a predetermined threshold value for the anesthetic agent is detected by the monitor. Alternately, control means are adapted to terminate display of real-time pharmacokinetics data for the anesthetic agent when a predetermined threshold value for the anesthetic agent is detected by the monitor." The patent application was filed on Jan. 4, 2007 (11/619,880). 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=8,326,545&OS=8,326,545&RS=8,326,545 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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