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Recent patents issued in New Hampshire


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Recent patents issued in New Hampshire:

Bauer Hockey, Exeter, has been assigned a patent (9,844,238) developed by three co-inventors for an “attachment system for a helmet.” The co-inventors are Glen Lemoine, St-Jerome, Canada; Charles-Antoine Desrochers, Prevost, Canada; and David Rudd, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada. The abstract states: “An attachment system for a helmet, the system having a buckle and a stud. The stud has an engaging portion and the buckle extends along a longitudinal axis and has first and second slots for receiving an adjustable strap and a rim defining a housing having an opening for receiving the engaging portion, the housing opening extending in a direction that is transversal to the longitudinal axis of the buckle. The rim is configured to allow sliding engagement with the engaging portion in a direction that is transversal to the longitudinal axis of the buckle between a first position wherein a section of the rim retains the engaging portion in the rim housing for locking the buckle into the stud and a second position wherein the engaging portion is no longer retained in the rim housing for releasing the buckle from the stud.” The patent application was filed on Sept. 4, 2014 (14/477,052).

DEKA Products, Manchester, has been assigned a patent (9,844,447) developed by six co-inventors for a “system and apparatus for robotic device and methods of using thereof.” The co-inventors are Dirk A. van der Merwe, Canterbury; Christopher C. Langenfeld, Nashua; Stewart M. Coulter, Bedford; Christopher M. Werner, San Jose, Calif.; Michael J. Slate, Merrimack; and Ethan D. Stern, Meredith. The abstract states: “A robotic assembly control system is disclosed. The robotic assembly control system includes an exoskeleton apparatus adapted to be worn by a user, at least one robotic assembly, the at least one robotic assembly controlled by the user by way of the exoskeleton, and at least one mobile platform, the at least one mobile platform controlled by the user and wherein the at least one robotic assembly is attached to the at least one mobile platform.” The patent application was filed on April 8, 2011 (13/083,245).

Atrium Medical, Merrimack, has been assigned a patent (9,844,611) developed by six co-inventors for a “tissue-separating fatty acid adhesion barrier.” The co-inventors are Thomas M. Swanick, Hillsborough; Joe Bienkiewicz, Westford, Mass.; Joseph Ferraro, Londonderry; Paul Martakos, Pelham; Keith M. Faucher, Milford; and Alicia Dale, Hudson. The abstract states: “Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide adhesion barriers having anti-adhesion and tissue fixating properties. The adhesion barriers are formed of fatty acid based films. The fatty acid-based films may be formed from fatty acid-derived biomaterials. The films may be coated with, or may include, tissue fixating materials to create the adhesion barrier. The adhesion barriers are well tolerated by the body, have anti-inflammation properties, fixate, well to tissue, and have a residence time sufficient to prevent post-surgical adhesions.” The patent application was filed on Jan. 20, 2016 (15/001,585).

GlycoFi, Lebanon, has been assigned a patent (9,845,464) developed by two co-inventors for “surface display of recombinant proteins in lower eukaryotes.” The co-inventors are Dongxing Zha, Etna, and Stefan Wildt, New York. The abstract states: “Methods for display of recombinant proteins or protein libraries on the surface of lower eukaryotes such as yeast and filamentous fungi are described. The methods are useful for screening libraries of recombinant proteins in lower eukaryotes to identify particular proteins with desired properties from the array of proteins in the libraries. The methods are particularly useful for constructing and screening antibody libraries in lower eukaryotes.” The patent application was filed on Oct. 17, 2014 (14/517,223).

GTAT, Merrimack, has been assigned a patent (9,845,548) developed by four co-inventors for “advanced crucible support and thermal distribution management.” The co-inventors are David F. Broyer, Kingston; Hui Zhang, Nashua; Ning Duanmu, Nashua; and Ian T. Witting, Goffstown. The abstract states: “According to the disclosed embodiments, an advanced crucible support system is described that allows for greater heat flow to and from the bottom of a crucible, preferably while also preventing excessive heat from reaching a heat exchanger. In particular, a support base is described that includes one or more vents enabling improved heat flow throughout the system. Also, according to one or more additional embodiments, the functionality of the crucible support is adapted to be leveraged by a crucible manipulating device.”

Albany International, Rochester, has been assigned a patent (9,845,658) developed by two co-inventors for a “lightweight, easily drillable or millable slip for composite frac, bridge and drop ball plugs.” The co-inventors are Randall Williams Nish, Provo, Utah; and Michael Chris Petrogeorge, Bluffdale, Utah. The abstract states: “A frangible slip ring is disposable on a mandrel of a plug disposable in a casing of an oil or gas well. The slip ring is radially expandable during setting to fragment and radially expand to engage the casing. A plurality of external teeth are formed in an exterior of the slip ring, and spaced-apart axially along the slip ring. The plurality of teeth is radially segmented around a circumference of the slip ring by a plurality of axial slots spaced-apart around the circumference of the slip ring and extending into the exterior of the slip ring. An interior of the slip ring is axially segmented along a longitudinal axis by a plurality of annular grooves spaced-apart along the longitudinal axis of the slip ring and extending into the interior of the slip ring.” The patent application was filed on April 17, 2015 (14/689,380).

Scenera Mobile Technologies, Portsmouth, has been assigned a patent (9,846,045) developed by two co-inventors for a “system and method for naming a location based on user-specific information.” The co-inventors are Munindar P. Singh, Cary, N.C.; and Mona Singh, Cary, N.C. The abstract states: “A method, system, and device for naming a location at which a user is present with a mobile communication device, including retrieving general information relating to the location, the general information managed by or for an entity other than the user; comparing the retrieved general information relating the location to user-specific information managed by or for the user; identifying at least one atemporal correlation between the retrieved general information and the user-specific information; generating a plurality of names for the location based on the atemporal correlation between the retrieved general information and the user-specific information providing the plurality of names for the location for selection; and storing the name selected for the location from the plurality of names.” The patent application was filed on May 9, 2016 (15/149,487).

AgaMatrix, Salem, has been assigned a patent (9,846,140) developed by four co-inventors for a “method for determination of analyte concentrations and related apparatus.” The co-inventors are Steven Diamond, San Francisco; Ian Harding, Wells, United Kingdom; Sridhar G. Iyengar, Salem; and Baoguo Wei, Salem. The abstract states: “A method is provided for determining analyte concentrations, for example glucose concentrations, that utilizes a dynamic determination of the appropriate time for making a glucose measurement, for example when a current versus time curve substantially conforms to a Cottrell decay, or when the current is established in a plateau region. Dynamic determination of the time to take the measurement allows each strip to operate in the shortest appropriate time frame, thereby avoiding using an average measurement time that may be longer than necessary for some strips and too short for others.” The patent application was filed on Jan. 5, 2016 (14/988,264).

OnPoint Systems, Bedford, has been assigned a patent (9,848,295) developed by two co-inventors for a “device and method for containing and tracking a subject using satellite positioning data.” The co-inventors are John Elwell Mason, Hampton; and Xinnakone Vivathana, Stratham. The abstract states: “A device to be disposed on a subject for determining whether the subject is inside or outside of a containment zone defined by a containment perimeter. There is a positioning unit for generating position data, including satellite positioning data, of the subject; the position data. There is a processor unit, in communication with the positioning unit, configured to receive data from a memory representing a plurality of line segments forming the containment perimeter and obtain the position data of the subject. The processor casts a ray from the position of the subject toward a line segment of the containment perimeter and determines the number of line segments that are intersected by the ray. The processor determines from number of line segments intersected by the ray, if the subject is inside the containment zone or outside of the containment zone.” The patent application was filed on June 23, 2016 (15/190,479).

Creare, Hanover, and the University of Notre Dame Du Lac, South Bend, Ind., have been assigned a patent (9,848,485) developed by three co-inventors for “methods and apparatus for pulsed-DC dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator and circuit.” The co-inventors are Thomas C. Corke, South Bend, Ind.; Richard Kaszeta, Hanover; and Calman Gold, Hanover. The abstract states: “A plasma generating device intended to induce a flow in a fluid via plasma generation includes a dielectric separating two electrodes and a power supply. The first electrode is exposed to a fluid flow while the second electrode is positioned under the dielectric.” The patent application was filed on Dec. 9, 2016 (15/374,707).