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[January 10, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Maryland (Jan. 10)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Maryland.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Dynamically Adjusting Triage Classification Levels ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,352,285) developed by Raymond R. Hitney, Buchanan, N.Y., Martin S. Kohn, East Hills, N.Y., and Erik T. Mueller, Chevy Chase, Md., for "dynamically adjusting triage classification levels." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An initial triage level classification for a latest patient to arrive at an emergency department (ED) is received. Availability levels of resources needed to treat the latest patient are electronically collected, along with triage level classifications for all other patients currently in the ED. The initial triage level classification of the latest patient is adjusted upward or downward based on the availability levels of resources needed to treat the latest patient and based on the triage level classifications for the patients in the ED. The triage level classifications for all patients currently in the ED are summed up. If a sum of all triage level classifications exceeds a first predetermined threshold, other resources are reallocated in order to provide the resources needed to treat the latest patient to arrive at the ED. If the sum of all triage level classifications exceeds a second predetermined threshold, then a disaster plan is implemented." The patent application was filed on June 10, 2010 (12/797,888). 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=8,352,285&OS=8,352,285&RS=8,352,285 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** SAS Institute Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- SAS Institute, Cary, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,352,215) developed by Lin (Colin) Chen, Rockville, Md., Steve Krueger, Raleigh, N.C., and Christopher D. Bailey, Cary, N.C., for a "computer-implemented distributed iteratively reweighted least squares system and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are provided for performing an estimation using an iteratively reweighted least squares technique on a scenario defined by a design matrix, a response variable vector, and a parameter to be estimated. A system and method can be configured to include a root data processor, where a least squares estimate is calculated by the root data processor during each of a plurality of processing iterations. A plurality of node data processors can also be configured to: update values of a weight matrix according to a current state of the least squares estimate, determine a first intermediate value based on the design matrix and the weight matrix, determine a second intermediate value based on the design and weight matrices and the response variable vector. The root data processor calculates an updated least squares estimate based on the intermediate values." The patent application was filed on Oct. 23, 2009 (12/604,631). 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=8,352,215&OS=8,352,215&RS=8,352,215 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Google Assigned Patent for Electronic Communication Reminder Technology ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,352,561) developed by Jason Adam Denise, Bowie, Md., for an "electronic communication reminder technology." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Techniques are described for providing reminders for electronic communications. For instance, response patterns of a user are determined by communication type based on monitoring past response behavior of the user and the response pattern data is stored for the user by communication type. After storing the response pattern data for the user by communication type, a particular communication that is for the user and that is initiated by a first sender is received. A type of the particular communication is determined and response pattern data associated with the determined type of the particular communication is accessed. A response reminder time for the particular communication is set based on the accessed response pattern data associated with the determined type of the particular communication." The patent application was filed on July 24, 2009 (12/509,431). 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=8,352,561&OS=8,352,561&RS=8,352,561 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Axiometric Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Axiometric, Columbia, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,351,409) developed by David A. Albert, Columbia, Md., and John V. Martinez, Roswell, Ga., for a "timing synchronization in wireless mesh networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for synchronizing time amongst a plurality of wireless network devices in a wireless network is provided, where a message is exchanged between a transmitting wireless device and a receiving wireless device. Such a system includes: a controller that inserts synchronized time information in the message, prior to transmitting the message, the synchronized time information comprising a current time value and a synchronization time value; and a processor that determines a local elapsed time value since last receiving a last synchronized time." The patent application was filed on April 17, 2010 (12/762,315). 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=83,51,409.PN.&OS=PN/83,51,409&RS=PN/83,51,409 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** ViaSat Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- ViaSat, Carlsbad, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,351,383) developed by Anil Agarwal, North Potomoc, Md., for a "carrier group apportionment for a satellite communications system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Satellite communications systems, methods, and related devices are described. In one embodiment, a satellite communications system is configured to dynamically allocate bandwidth and frequencies among different beams. Bandwidth request data may be received and compiled from the terminals. The satellite may be configured with different beam coverage areas, and may dynamically allocate bandwidth and particular frequency channels to different beam coverage areas based on the requests. In each of a series of one or more epochs, and according to the bandwidth requests, there may be allocations among carrier groups, traffic classes, and particular terminals. The setup of slot structure and selection of modes for particular terminals is also addressed." The patent application was filed on Nov. 10, 2009 (12/615,491). 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=83,51,383.PN.&OS=PN/83,51,383&RS=PN/83,51,383 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Immersion Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Immersion, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,351,299) developed by Robert F. Cohen, Kensington, Md., Walter E. Ratzat, Silver Spring, Md., and Tianning Xu, Duluth, Ga., for an "apparatus and method for providing condition-based vibrotactile feedback." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for monitoring motion parameters of an object are described in the present disclosure. In one embodiment among many, a sensor, coupled to a housing, senses motion associated with the housing and provides a sensor output based on the sensed motion. A processing device receives the sensor output, accumulates counts associated with the sensor output, and provides an output once a threshold associated with the accumulated counts is reached. A vibrotactile device, that receives the output from the processing device, provides a haptic output in response to the output from the processing device. In one embodiment among many, a toothbrush is described as a monitoring mechanism for monitoring a plurality of brush strokes that a user executes with the toothbrush. The monitoring mechanism is incorporated in the handle of the toothbrush. The monitoring mechanism may be used to provide an alert once a sufficient number of brush strokes is achieved." The patent application was filed on May 4, 2009 (12/435,323). 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=83,51,299.PN.&OS=PN/83,51,299&RS=PN/83,51,299 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** U.S. Navy Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- The U.S. Navy has been assigned a patent (8,351,476) developed by seven co-inventors for a "quasi-remote laser pulse compression and generation of radiation and particle beams." The co-inventors are Richard F. Hubbard, Burke, Va., Antonio C. Ting, Silver Spring, Md., Joseph R. Penano, Fairfax Station, Va., Daniel F. Gordon, Waldorf, Md., Phillip A. Sprangle, Great Falls, Va., Bahman Hafizi, Bethesda, Md., and Arie Zigler, Washington.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and methods for the quasi-remote compression and focusing of a moderate-intensity laser pulse to form a much higher intensity beam that can be directed at a target and used as a probe beam or used in a probe beam converter to generate other forms of electromagnetic radiation or energetic particles. A system for the quasi-remote propagation of high-intensity laser beams in accordance with the present invention comprises a main platform on which a first, "seed" laser pulse is generated, stretched, and amplified, and a remote platform, located at a distance from the main platform, which is configured to receive the amplified and stretched pulse and convert it into the high-intensity laser beam. The high-intensity laser beam in turn can then be converted into one or more probe beams directed at a target object." The patent application was filed on June 21, 2012 (13/529,167). 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=83,51,476.PN.&OS=PN/83,51,476&RS=PN/83,51,476 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** iBiquity Digital Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- iBiquity Digital, Columbia, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,351,843) developed by six co-inventors for a "digital radio broadcast receiver, broadcasting methods and methods for tagging content of interest." The co-inventors are Robert Michael Dillon, Basking Ridge, N.J., Harvey Chalmers, Rockville, Md., Thomas Joseph O'Brien, Allentown, Pa., Gregory Nungester, Titusville, N.J., Rodney Bernard Burke, Catonsville, Md., and Joseph F. D'Angelo, Bedminster, N.J.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for specifying content of interest using a digital radio broadcast receiver is described. A digital radio broadcast signal includes first audio content and first program data, wherein the first program data includes information identifying a first item, and includes second audio content and second program data, wherein the second program data includes information identifying a second item. A user command entered at a user interface during reception of audio content is registered, indicating a user's interest in either the first or second audio content. It is determined whether there is an ambiguity in the content of interest. If there is an ambiguity, a first data structure is stored for the first audio content, and a second data structure is stored for the second audio content. The first data structure includes the information identifying the first item, and the second data structure includes the information identifying the second item." The patent application was filed on Sept. 4, 2007 (11/896,565). 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=8,351,843&OS=8,351,843&RS=8,351,843 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Creatv MicroTech Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Creatv MicroTech, Potomac, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,351,741) developed by Cha-Mei Tang, Potomac, Md., and Platte T. Amstutz III, Vienna, Va., for a "sensitive emission light gathering and flow through detection system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of detecting fluorescence/absorbance/luminescence from 24-well, 48-well, 96-well, 384-well and 1536-well microplates and other sample containers. The sample is pumped into a waveguide. The waveguide efficiently gathers and guides the emission light to the end of the waveguide. The emission light exits the ends of the waveguide and is focused into a detector. To minimize background caused by the excitation light used for fluorescence, the excitation illuminates the waveguides at 90 degrees. To facilitate reuse, the waveguide assembly can be configured to be washed by an appropriate wash solution." The patent application was filed on June 29, 2009 (12/494,152). 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=8,351,741&OS=8,351,741&RS=8,351,741 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Siemens Medical Solutions USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Malvern, Pa., has been assigned a patent (8,352,013) developed by Christine Lorenz, Frederick, Md., and Maneesh Dewan, Baltimore, for a "method and system for motion compensation in magnetic resonance (MR) imaging." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system are provided for imaging by predicting, from multiple real time MR imaging data, motion of an object and subsequently obtaining high-resolution imaging data of the object using the predicted motion of the object. Thus, the process uses real time images to derive a history of the motion of the object and thereby generate a predicted trajectory of the object and then uses this trajectory to determine the projected position of the object during a subsequent, separate, high-resolution data acquisition phase." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2005 (11/313,598). 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=8,352,013.PN.&OS=PN/8,352,013&RS=PN/8,352,013 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Industry Vision Automation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- Industry Vision Automation, Gaithersburg, Md., has been assigned a patent (8,351,672) developed by five co-inventors for a "machine imaging apparatus and method for detecting foreign materials." The co-inventors are Yang Tao, North Potomac, Md., Xin Chen, Gaithersburg, Md., Hansong Jing, Hyatsville, Md., Bin Zhu, College Park, Md., and Fenghua Jin, Beltsville, Md.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A combined X-ray and laser 3D imaging system for food safety inspection, which uses a 3D laser subsystem to get accurate depth information, which is further combined with an x-ray image to achieve accurate physical contamination detection in poultry and other meat products. A unique calibration model is used to calibrate the x-ray and laser 3D imaging systems at the same time. And a nested multi-thread software structure is implemented to prevent data conflict and ensure fully use of system resources during the physical contamination detection of the poultry and other meat products." The patent application was filed on Sept. 26, 2007 (11/861,791). 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=8,351,672&OS=8,351,672&RS=8,351,672 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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