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Recent patents in New Hampshire


Sunday, February 04, 2018

Recent patents issued to New Hampshire individuals and companies:

Collision Communications Assigned Patent for Calibrating Phase Hardware-Induced Distortion in Communications System

Collision Communications, Peterborough, N.H., has been assigned a patent (9,876,600) developed by four co-inventors for “methods, systems, and computer program products for calibrating phase hardware-induced distortion in a cellular communications system.” The co-inventors are Sagar Dhakal, Bedford, N.H., Joseph Farkas, Merrimack, N.H., Brandon Hombs, Merrimack, N.H., and Seyedmehdi S. Nokhodberiz, Nashua, N.H. The abstract states: “Methods and systems are described for calibrating phase hardware-induced distortion in a cellular communications system. In one aspect, an estimate of a phase difference at a user equipment (UE) between downlink channels including signals sent over two or more BS transmitter chains is obtained. A phase difference between uplink channels including signals received over two or more BS receiver chains is determined. A relative phase distortion induced by two or more BS transceiver chains is determined based on the received estimate of phase difference between downlink channels and the determined phase difference between uplink channels.” The patent application was filed on Nov. 21, 2016 (15/357,221). 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=9,876,600.PN.&OS=PN/9,876,600&RS=PN/9,876,600

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Plexxi Assigned Patent for Configuring Computer Network

Plexxi, Nashua, N.H., has been assigned a patent (9,876,572) developed by three co-inventors for “configuring a computer network to satisfy multicast dispersion and latency requirements using affinity and network topologies.” The co-inventors are Anand Srinivas, San Francisco, California, David J. Husak, Windham, N.H., and Denis H. deRuijter, Harvard, Massachusetts. The abstract states: “Systems and methods of affinity modeling in data center networks that allow bandwidth to be efficiently allocated within the data center networks, while reducing the physical interconnectivity requirements of the data center networks. Such systems and methods of affinity modeling in data center networks further allow computing resources within the data center networks to be controlled and provisioned based at least in part on the network topology and an application component topology, thereby enhancing overall application program performance. Using an affinity topology describing requirements for communications between applications and a network topology, network nodes are configured to satisfy multicast dispersion and latency requirements associated with communications between applications.” The patent application was filed on Feb. 17, 2016 (15/045,411). 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=9,876,572.PN.&OS=PN/9,876,572&RS=PN/9,876,572

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Albany International Assigned Patent for Multilayer Belt for Creping

Albany International, Rochester, N.H., has been assigned a patent (9,873,980) developed by five co-inventors for a “multilayer belt for creping and structuring in a tissue making process.” The co-inventors are Dana Eagles, Appleton, Wisconsin, Robert Hansen, North Muskegon, Michigan, Jonas Karlsson, Falkenberg, Sweden, Manish Jain, Homer, New York, and Dhruv Agarwal, Cortland, New York. The abstract states: “A multilayer belt structure that can be used for creping or structuring a cellulosic web in a tissue making process. The multilayer belt structure allows for the formation of various shaped and sized openings in the top surface of the belt, while still providing a structure having the strength, durability, and flexibility required for tissue making processes.” The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2015 (14/865,647). 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=9,873,980.PN.&OS=PN/9,873,980&RS=PN/9,873,980

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Dartmouth College Assigned Patent for Vinylogous Thioester Compounds

Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., has been assigned a patent (9,873,705) developed by four co-inventors for ”vinylogous thioester compounds and methods of use.” The co-inventors are Yolanda Sanchez, Orford, N.H., Robert Allaway, Norwich, Vermont, Stephanie Bouley, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, and Matthew Wood, San Francisco, California. The abstract states: “Provided herein are vinylogous thioester compounds and methods for using the compounds.” The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2016 (15/282,644). 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=9,873,705.PN.&OS=PN/9,873,705&RS=PN/9,873,705

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Goss International Americas Assigned Patent for Reducing Web Printing Press Start-Up Waste

Goss International Americas, Durham, N.H., has been assigned a patent (9,873,243) developed by three co-inventors for a “method for reducing web printing press start-up waste, and related printing press and printed product.” The co-inventors are Michael Raymond Rancourt, Merrimack, N.H., Howard W. Hoff, Lee, N.H., and Laura Schuler Cossette, Brentwood, N.H. The abstract states: “A method for operating a web printing press is provided. The method includes unwinding a substrate from a roll to define a web, during makeready, printing the web using at least one print unit, the makeready ending when the web is being printed to a desired standard, stopping the web after the makeready, rewinding the web so that the substrate printed during the make ready pass back through the print unit, and unwinding again the rewound substrate to pass through the print unit. A press and printed product are also provided.” The patent application was filed on July 13, 2016 (15/209,398). 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=9,873,243.PN.&OS=PN/9,873,243&RS=PN/9,873,243

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TBL Licensing Assigned Patent for Wave Technology

TBL Licensing, Stratham, N.H., has been assigned a patent (9,872,536) developed by three co-inventors for a wave technology. The co-inventors are John Healy, Madbury, N.H., Peter Dillon, Topsfield, Massachusetts, and Christopher Adam, Newburyport, Massachusetts. The abstract states: “A shoe sole having improved cushioning characteristics is disclosed. The sole includes a midsole having a top layer of material and a bottom layer of material. In one embodiment, the top layer of material may be harder than the bottom layer of material. A pattern of lugs defining a wave may be formed on the bottom layer of material. The wave may generally be in the shape of sine wave so as to provide improved cushioning characteristics for the sole. An outsole may also be formed on the bottom layer of material and an upper may be connected to the top layer of material, such that a shoe is formed.” The patent application was filed on Dec. 12, 2014 (14/568,375). 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=9,872,536.PN.&OS=PN/9,872,536&RS=PN/9,872,536

United Technologies Assigned Patent for Low Thermal Mass Joint

United Technologies, Hartford, Connecticut, has been assigned a patent (9,874,111) developed by two co-inventors for a “low thermal mass joint.” The co-inventors are Michael S. Stevens, Alfred, Maine, and Ken F. Blaney, Middleton, N.H. The abstract states: “A gas turbine engine includes a tangential on-board injector (TOBI) fluidly connected to a compressor section. A diffuser case structurally supports a combustor section and the tangential on-board injector via at least one low thermal mass joint.” The patent application was filed on Sept. 5, 2014 (14/477,964). 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=9,874,111.PN.&OS=PN/9,874,111&RS=PN/9,874,111

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Adtran Assigned Patent for Wireless Mesh Network Firmware Upgrade System

Adtran, Huntsville, Alabama, has been assigned a patent (9,876,679) developed by three co-inventors for a “wireless mesh network firmware upgrade system and method.” The co-inventors are Caiyun Liu, Burlington, Massachusetts, Yi Su, Bedford, Massachusetts, and Thomas F. Guevin, Nashua, N.H. The abstract states: “A wireless mesh access point receives a first notification of firmware download availability. In response to the first notification, the wireless mesh access point downloads a firmware file from a peer from which the first notification was received. The wireless mesh access point loads the downloaded firmware file into a firmware memory associated with operation of a processor. The wireless mesh access point then transmits a second notification of firmware download availability to one or more other peers.” The patent application was filed on Sept. 12, 2014 (14/484,917). 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=9,876,679.PN.&OS=PN/9,876,679&RS=PN/9,876,679

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Anytime Depot Assigned Patent for Package Drop-Off, Pick-Up System

Anytime Depot, North Little Rock, Arkansas, has been assigned a patent (9,875,455) developed by four co-inventors for a “package drop-off and pick-up system.” The co-inventors are Tony Cassady, Rindge, N.H., James Faver, Little Rock, Arkansas, Donald Kemp, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Blaine Nounamo, Little Rock, Arkansas. The abstract states: “An automated storage and retrieval system for customers and vendors/service providers to pick up and drop off packages such as parcels, dry-cleaning/laundry, and the like. The present invention may provide a convenient point for users to pick up or drop off items. In varying embodiments, the system may be particularly useful in multi-unit residential buildings, retail stores and other store-fronts, as stand-alone kiosks in popular locations such as department stores, train stations, malls, street corners, and the like.” The patent application was filed on June 23, 2015 (14/747,462). 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=9,875,455.PN.&OS=PN/9,875,455&RS=PN/9,875,455

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Tank Vision Assigned Patent for Fuel Tank Level Monitoring System

Tank Vision, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,874,470) developed by four co-inventors for a “fuel tank level monitoring system.” The co-inventors are Brian McBride, West Tisbury, Massachusetts, James E. McMann, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, Steven Cratus Owens, Litchfield, N.H., and Michael Varanka, Amherst, N.H. The abstract states: “Described herein are embodiments of a system for monitoring and detecting a level of a tank storing a material. The system may be used in making a determination of whether and/or when to provide additional material to the tank, to refill the tank partially or entirely. In some embodiments, the tank may be disposed at a premises such as a residence or commercial building and the system may be disposed in part at that premises to monitor the level of the material in the tank. In some embodiments, the material may be a fuel and the tank may be a fuel tank, to provide fuel to utilities equipment at the premises. In other embodiments, the tank may include other materials, such as other utilities materials. In some embodiments, the utilities material may be potable water.” The patent application was filed on Jan. 12, 2017 (15/405,168). 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=9,874,470.PN.&OS=PN/9,874,470&RS=PN/9,874,470

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Epizyme Assigned Patent for Salt Form of Human Histone Methyltransferase EZH2 Inhibitor

Epizyme, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Eisai R&D Management, Tokyo, Japan, have been assigned a patent (9,872,862) developed by seven co-inventors for “salt form of a human histone methyltransferase EZH2 inhibitor.” The co-inventors are Kevin Wayne Kuntz, Woburn, Massachusetts, Kuan-Chun Huang, Andover, Massachusetts, Hyeong Wook Choi, Andover, Massachusetts, Kristen Sanders, Gilmanton, N.H., Steven Mathieu, Andover, Massachusetts, Arani Chanda, Malden, Massachusetts, and Frances Fang, Andover, Massachusetts. The abstract states: “Provided herein is N-((4,6-dimethyl-2-oxo-1,2-dihydropyridin-3-yl)methyl)-5-(ethyl (tetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-yl)amino)-4-methyl-4’-(morpholinomethyl)-[1,1’-bip- henyl]-3-carboxamide hydrobromide. Also provided herein is a particular polymorph form of this compound.” The patent application was filed on June 30, 2016 (15/199,522). 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=9,872,862.PN.&OS=PN/9,872,862&RS=PN/9,872,862

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iBiquity Digital Assigned Patent for Signal Quality Detection

iBiquity Digital, Columbia, Maryland, has been assigned a patent (9,876,592) developed by three co-inventors for “systems and methods for detection of signal quality in digital radio broadcast signals.” The co-inventors are Desmond S. Fuller, Columbia, Maryland, Paul Venezia, Keene, N.H., and Harvey Chalmers, Rockville, Maryland. The abstract states: “Systems, methods, and processor readable media are disclosed for detection of signal quality problems and errors in digital radio broadcast signals. First monitoring equipment is located in an over-the-air coverage area of a first radio station. Second monitoring equipment is located in an over-the-air coverage area of a second radio station. The first and second monitoring equipment are configured to receive digital radio broadcast signals from the respective first and second radio stations. A computing system is configured to receive data from the first monitoring equipment and the second monitoring equipment, the data being indicative of one or more attributes of a digital radio broadcast signal received at respective monitoring equipment. The computing system analyzes received data to detect a signal quality problem or error in the digital radio broadcast signals received at the first and second monitoring equipment.” The patent application was filed on April 8, 2016 (15/094,529). 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=9,876,592.PN.&OS=PN/9,876,592&RS=PN/9,876,592

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MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Assigned Patent for Transistor

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Lowell, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,876,082) developed by four co-inventors for a “transistor with hole barrier layer.” The co-inventors are Allen W. Hanson, Cary, North Carolina, Gabriel R. Cueva, Bedford, N.H., Wayne M. Struble, Franklin, Massachusetts, and Yan Zhang, Groton, Massachusetts. The abstract states: “An apparatus includes a channel layer, a first layer, a hole barrier layer and a second layer. The channel layer may be configured to carry a drain current in response to a voltage at a gate node. The first layer may be between the channel layer and the gate node. The first layer generally has a first bandgap. The hole barrier layer may be in contact with the first layer. The hole barrier layer generally has a second bandgap that (i) forms a valence band offset relative to the first bandgap and (ii) is configured to impede holes generated in one or more of the channel layer and the first layer from reaching the gate node. The gate node may be in contact with the second layer. The apparatus generally forms a field effect transistor.” The patent application was filed on April 30, 2015 (14/700,712). 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=9,876,082.PN.&OS=PN/9,876,082&RS=PN/9,876,082

International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Multi-Focused Fine-Grained Security Framework

International Business Machines, Armonk, New York, has been assigned a patent (9,875,364) developed by five co-inventors for a “multi-focused fine-grained security framework.” The co-inventors are Bridget B. Beamon, Cedar Park, Texas, Bradley M. Debroni, Victoria, Canada, Octavian F. Filoti, Portsmouth, N.H., Bryan J. Kyle, Victoria, Canada, and Christopher M. Nolan, Acton, Massachusetts. The abstract states: “An approach is provided in which a knowledge manager generates a knowledge structure that includes security annotation tokens and term tokens. Each of the security annotation tokens are stored in a parallel field and align to at least one of the term tokens. The knowledge manager matches security policies corresponding to a search request to one or more of the security annotation tokens and, in turn, generates search results based upon obfuscation of one or more of the term tokens aligned to the matched security annotation tokens.” The patent application was filed on May 27, 2015 (14/722,410). 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=98,75,364.PN.&OS=PN/98,75,364&RS=PN/98,75,364

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International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Language Management of Online Social Network Connections

International Business Machines, Armonk, New York, has been assigned a patent (9,875,268) developed by three co-inventors for “natural language management of online social network connections.” The co-inventors are Paul R. Bastide, Boxford, Massachusetts, Matthew E. Broomhall, Goffstown, N.H., and Robert E. Loredo, North Miami Beach, Florida. The abstract states: “Natural language management of online social network connections may comprise receiving natural language data associated with a user’s social network interactions. The natural language data associated with a user’s social network interactions is analyzed and features used in the user’s social network interactions are determined based on the analysis. The contexts in which the features are used in the user’s social network interactions may be also determined. Point values to the features used in the user’s social network interactions are assigned. A fingerprint of the user is created at least based on the features and the point values. The created fingerprint may be compared with information associated with online communities, and based on the comparison, one or more of the online communities may be recommended as user’s potential social network connections.” The patent application was filed on Aug. 13, 2014 (14/458,880). 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=98,75,268.PN.&OS=PN/98,75,268&RS=PN/98,75,268

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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Assigned Patent for Cooking Belt

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Solon, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (9,872,585) developed by four co-inventors for a cooking belt. The co-inventors are Hua Fan, Windham, N.H., Anne B. Hardy, Acton, Massachusetts, Timothy P. Pollock, Manchester, N.H., and Ephraim P. Lin, Bedford, N.H. The abstract states: “A grilling belt includes a flexible support having first and second major surfaces, an extruded fluoropolymer layer overlying the first major surface, and a cast or skived fluoropolymer layer overlying the extruded fluoropolymer layer. Another grilling belt can include a support having first and second major surfaces, and a first fluoropolymer film overlying the first major surface. The support can include a first fabric having a first bias angle, and a second fabric laminated to the first fabric and having a second bias angle different from the first bias angle by between 20.degree. and 160.degree.” The patent application was filed on Nov. 17, 2014 (14/543,555). 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=98,72,585.PN.&OS=PN/98,72,585&RS=PN/98,72,585

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Amazon Technologies Assigned Patent for Robotic Grasping of Items in Inventory System

Amazon Technologies, Seattle, Washington, has been assigned a patent (9,873,199) developed by seven co-inventors for “robotic grasping of items in inventory system.” The co-inventors are Parris S. Wellman, Reading, Massachusetts, Matthew David Verminski, North Andover, Massachusetts, Andrew Stubbs, Waltham, Massachusetts, Robert Michael Shydo Jr., Pelham, N.H., Ennio Claretti, Somerville, Massachusetts, Boris Aronchik, Brighton, Massachusetts, and John Gregory Longtine, Sudbury, Massachusetts. The abstract states: “Robotic arms or manipulators can be utilized to grasp inventory items within an inventory system. Information can be obtained about constraints relative to relevant elements of a process of transferring the item from place to place. Examples of such elements may include a grasping location from which an item is to be grasped, a receiving location in which a grasped item is to be placed, or a space between the grasping location and the receiving location. The information about the constraints can be used to select from multiple possible grasping options, such as by eliminating options that conflict with the constraints or preferring options that outperform others given the constraints.” The patent application was filed on Dec. 27, 2016 (15/391,692). 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=9,873,199.PN.&OS=PN/9,873,199&RS=PN/9,873,199