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Sunday, March 04, 2018

By Targeted News Service

Recent patents by companies or individuals in New Hampshire include:

Hypertherm Assigned Patent for Plasma Arc Cutting Systems

Hypertherm, Hanover, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,900,972) developed by five co-inventors for “plasma arc cutting systems, consumables and operational methods.” The co-inventors are Soumya Mitra, Lebanon, New Hampshire, Adam Chevalier, Orford, New Hampshire, Stephen M. Liebold, Grantham, New Hampshire, Ross A. Smith, Hanover, New Hampshire, and Nicholas A. Sanders, Enfield, New Hampshire. The abstract states: “The invention features methods and apparatuses for regulating a shielding liquid in a plasma torch. A liquid-injection shield for a plasma torch includes a body having an exterior surface and an interior surface and a liquid injection regulation component circumferentially disposed within and in direct contact with the interior surface of the body. The liquid injection regulation component and the interior surface of the body define a chamber. The liquid injection regulation component also defines a first set of ports sized to regulate a liquid entering the chamber and a second set of ports oriented to distribute a fluid exiting the chamber.” The patent application was filed on Aug. 4, 2016 (15/228,702). 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=99,00,972.PN.&OS=PN/99,00,972&RS=PN/99,00,972

Parallel Wireless Assigned Patent for Overload Reduction

Parallel Wireless, Nashua, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,900,801) developed by four co-inventors for “congestion and overload reduction.” The co-inventors are Steven Paul Papa, Windham, New Hampshire, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Westford, Massachusetts, Kartik Shashikant Raval, Pune, India, and Kaitki Agarwal, Westford, Massachusetts. The abstract states: “A gateway server situated between a radio access network and a core network is disclosed that includes a radio access network packet interface, a load management module for monitoring load of a management server in the core network coupled to the radio access network packet interface, a packet forwarding module for forwarding requests to the management server coupled to the load management module, and a local packet core module coupled to the load management module and the packet forwarding module, the local packet core module being configured to respond to a mobile device, when an overload is detected at the management server, with a management server message requesting that the mobile device try again at a later time.” The patent application was filed on Aug. 10, 2015 (14/822,839). 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=99,00,801.PN.&OS=PN/99,00,801&RS=PN/99,00,801

Picaboo Assigned Patent for Automatic Content Categorizing System

Picaboo, Hanover, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,900,547) developed by two co-inventors for an “automatic content categorizing system and method.” The co-inventors are Howard Field, Redwood City, California, and Kevin McCurdy, Redwood City, California. The abstract states: “An automatic content categorization system and method are provided.” The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2016 (15/339,209). 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=99,00,547.PN.&OS=PN/99,00,547&RS=PN/99,00,547

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Assigned Patent for Non-Stationary Image Sensor Frame Registration

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Nashua, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,900,509) developed by two co-inventors for a “frame registration for imaging sensors in motion.” The co-inventors are Michael N. Mercier, Nashua, New Hampshire, and Joseph M. Schlupf, Newburyport, Massachusetts. The abstract states: “Methods and systems for non-stationary image sensor frame registration include receiving a data capture from an image sensor in motion, spatially filtering at least one pixel intensity value within the data capture to create a spatially filtered image, predictively differencing a filtered pixel intensity value of the spatially filtered image from a predicted intensity value, and generating a predictively differenced image based on the predictive differencing.” The patent application was filed on Oct. 20, 2015 (14/918,118). 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=99,00,509.PN.&OS=PN/99,00,509&RS=PN/99,00,509

Parallel Wireless Assigned Patent for X2 Protocol Programmability

Parallel Wireless, Nashua, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,900,407) developed by five co-inventors for X2 protocol programmability. The co-inventors are Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Westford, Massachusetts, Steven Paul Papa, Windham, Massachusetts, Kaitki Agarwal, Westford, Massachusetts, Zeev Lubenski, North Andover, Massachusetts, and Jitender Arora, Westford, Massachusetts. The abstract states: “A gateway for X2 interface communication is disclosed, comprising: an X2 internal interface for communicating with, and coupled to, a first and a second radio access network (RAN); an X2 language processing module for receiving messages from the first RAN according to a first X2 protocol and mapping the received messages to a second X2 protocol for transmission to the second RAN; and an X2 external interface for communicating with, and coupled to, a gateway in a wireless telecommunications core network. The gateway may further comprise a database for storing a plurality of rules for performing mapping at the X2 language processing module, and a state machine for maintaining state of one of the first RAN or the second RAN, and an interpreter for executing executable code received as part of the received messages and altering the state machine based on the executed executable code, and a regular expression pattern matcher for identifying patterns in the received messages that are present in the first X2 protocol but not present in the second X2 protocol.” The patent application was filed on Oct. 20, 2016 (15/299,459). 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=99,00,407.PN.&OS=PN/99,00,407&RS=PN/99,00,407

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Assigned Patent for Generating High Power Pulses

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Nashua, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,900,203) developed by three co-inventors for a “system and method for generating high power pulses.” The co-inventors are Simon Y. London, Rockville, Maryland, Alexander B. Kozyrev, Rockville, Maryland, and Stuart E. Clark, Springfield, Virginia. The abstract states: “A system and method for generating high power pulses including a photoconductive semiconductor switch (PCSS), a laser for triggering the PCSS and a bipolar pulse generator coupled to the PCSS. The bipolar pulse generator is activated when the PCSS is triggered. A bipolar pulse is generated by the activated bipolar pulse generator. A modulator unit modulates the bipolar pulse to create a modulated bipolar pulse. The modulator unit is a nonlinear transmission line (NLTL).” The patent application was filed on Jan. 16, 2017 (15/407,054). 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=99,00,203.PN.&OS=PN/99,00,203&RS=PN/99,00,203

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Assigned Patent for Multi-Modulus Divider

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Nashua, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,900,012) developed by four co-inventors for “multi-modulus divider with power-of-2 boundary condition support.” The co-inventors are Joseph D. Cali, Nashua, New Hampshire, Curtis M. Grens, Manchester, New Hampshire, Lawrence J. Kushner, Andover, Massachusetts, and Steven E. Turner, Nashua, New Hampshire. The abstract states: “Frequency divider techniques are disclosed which can be used to address two problems: when an incorrect division occurs if the modulus control changes before the divide cycle is complete, and when an incorrect division occurs due to a boundary crossing (e.g., power-of-2 boundary crossing in a fractional-N PLL application). In one embodiment, a frequency divider is provided comprising a plurality of flip-flops operatively coupled to carry out division of an input frequency, and configured to generate a modulus output and receive a divided clock signal of a previous cell. An additional flip-flop is selectively clocked off one of the modulus output or the divided clock of the previous stage, depending at least in part on a Skip control signal applied to a data input of the additional flip-flop, and is further configured to selectively reset the plurality of flip-flops to a state that will result in a correct divide ratio.” The patent application was filed on April 15, 2016 (15/099,753). 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=99,00,012.PN.&OS=PN/99,00,012&RS=PN/99,00,012

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Assigned Patent for Wideband High Dynamic Range Low Noise Amplifier

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Nashua, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,899,966) developed by James J. Komiak, Merrimack, New Hampshire, for a “wideband high dynamic range low noise amplifier.” The abstract states: “A device, system and method for a wideband low noise amplifier is provided. The device may include a main amplifier and an error amplifier. In each amplifier is a phase inverter configured to invert the incoming signal. Additionally, rather than being formed from discrete components, the conductors of this wideband low noise amplifier are formed from microwave monolithic integrated circuits to provide for greater efficiency, which enables the low noise amplifier to operate in wideband rather than narrowband. A method of using the same is also provided.” The patent application was filed on June 16, 2016 (15/183,865). 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=98,99,966.PN.&OS=PN/98,99,966&RS=PN/98,99,966

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Assigned Patent for Laser Detection System

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Nashua, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,897,688) developed by eight co-inventors for a “laser detection and image fusion system and method.” The co-inventors are Michael J. Choiniere, Merrimack, New Hampshire, Brendan P. Cirillo, Merrimack, New Hampshire, Robert W. Constantino, Milford, New Hampshire, Egor V. Degtiarev, Merrimack, New Hampshire, Francis M. Feda, Sudbury, Massachusetts, Haijun H. Hu, Wellesley, Massachusetts, Mark R. Mallalieu, Westford, Massachusetts, and Brian F. O’Donnell, Nashua, New Hampshire. The abstract states: “This invention describes a method for operating a weapon targeting system comprising the steps of using a laser to fire a single pulse at a target to obtain a reflected laser pulse; detecting the reflected laser pulse as a signal by a SWIR focal plane; detecting background illumination by using the SWIR focal plane; scene clutter filter and using optical filtering if it is necessary to suppress background illumination.” The patent application was filed on Nov. 26, 2014 (14/554,254). 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=98,97,688.PN.&OS=PN/98,97,688&RS=PN/98,97,688

Dartmouth Assigned Patent for Pyridyl Analogs of 1-(2-Cyano-3,12-Dioxooleana-1,9(11)dien-28-oyl) Imidazole

Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,896,475) developed by five co-inventors for “pyridyl analogs of 1-(2-cyano-3,12-dioxooleana-1,9(11)dien-28-oyl) imidazole.” The co-inventors are Gordon W. Gribble, Lebanon, New Hampshire, Michael B. Sporn, Tunbridge, Vermont, Karen T. Liby, Holt, Michigan, Evans O. Onyango, Hanover, New Hampshire, and Martine Cao, West Lebanon, New Hampshire. The abstract states: “Pyridyl analogs of 1-(2-cyano-3,12-dioxooleana-1,9(11)-dien-28-oyl) imidazole and pharmaceutical compositions containing the same are provided. The present invention is a tnterpenoid compound of Formula I, or a hydrate, isomer, prodrug or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof: wherein one or more of R, R or R is independently a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, heteroaryl group, cycloalkyl group or heterocyclyl group, and the remaining R groups are hydrogen. The pyridyl analogs of CD-DO-1m 1 have been developed, which are more stable in human plasma and achieve a higher concentration in target tissues such as liver, pancreas, kidney and lungs.” The patent application was filed on Aug. 26, 2015 (15/505,327). 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=98,96,475.PN.&OS=PN/98,96,475&RS=PN/98,96,475

Dartmouth College Assigned Patent for Molecular Switches

Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,896,460) developed by three co-inventors for “molecular switches based on cis/trans isomerization of BF2-coordinated azo compounds.” The co-inventors are Ivan Abrahamian, Hanover, New Hampshire, Russell P. Hughes, Lebanon, New Hampshire, and Yin Yang, Hanover, New Hampshire. The abstract states: “Provided herein are photochromic organic compounds of Formula I or Formula II, which are useful as molecular switches capable of being triggered via a cis/trans isomerization process. Methods of using the molecular switch compounds to form photopharmaceutical compounds that may be used to provide selective spatiotemporal activation of pharmaceutical agents are also disclosed.” The patent application was filed on Feb. 29, 2016 (15/056,580). 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=98,96,460.PN.&OS=PN/98,96,460&RS=PN/98,96,460

Solidscape Assigned Patent for Fabricating Three Dimensional Models

Solidscape, Merrimack, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,895,847) developed by two co-inventors for a “method and apparatus for fabricating three dimensional models.” The co-inventors are Bun Chay Te, Nashua, New Hampshire, and John Theodore Wigand, Nashua, New Hampshire. The abstract states: “A contact coating device comprising a high viscosity rapid deposition head comprising a deposition body defining a material supply passage; a dispensing/shaping nozzle being formed adjacent in a leading end surface of the high viscosity rapid deposition head for dispensing of the high viscosity material from the high viscosity rapid deposition head, and the dispensing/shaping nozzle comprising a dispensing cavity; at least one dispensing passage providing communication between the material supply passage and the dispensing/shaping nozzle for suppling the high viscosity material to the dispensing cavity; and a heating element for heating a portion of the high viscosity rapid deposition and facilitating flow of the high viscosity material through the high viscosity rapid deposition head. A multi-head material deposition system which comprises a first drop-on-demand device, a second drop-on-demand device and at least one contact coating rapid deposition head is also disclosed.” The patent application was filed on Nov. 26, 2014 (14/554,393). 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=98,95,847.PN.&OS=PN/98,95,847&RS=PN/98,95,847

Fizzics Group Assigned Patent for Carbonated Fluid Dispenser

Fizzics Group, Merrimack, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,895,667) developed by three co-inventors for a “carbonated fluid dispenser with ultrasonic foaming mechanism.” The co-inventors are David Arlen McDonald, Merrimack, New Hampshire, Philip S. Petracca, Howell, New Jersey, and William Scott Keeley, Charlestown, Rhode Island. The abstract states: “The embodiment relates to beverage dispensing, and more particularly to the dispensing of a carbonated beverage, from any container into a vessel, providing a portion of the beverage as foam atop the dispensed beverage. To avoid the reduction of absorbed carbon dioxide in a carbonated beverage, increased atmospheric pressure is employed to move the beverage from the container through the apparatus and into the vessel. An oscillating means provides a sonic wave through the conduit and the liquid therein; the sonic wave initiates the reaction between the carbon dioxide and the ingredients in the beverage to cause the liquid to foam prior to dispensing into the vessel. Iterations include an adaptable apparatus for a beer tap and a means for passing the liquid to be dispensed through a permeable container filled with soluble material or a permeable container filled with a filtration means.” The patent application was filed on May 5, 2015 (14/703,991). 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=98,95,667.PN.&OS=PN/98,95,667&RS=PN/98,95,667

Antaya Science & Technology Assigned Patent for Isochronous Cyclotron with Superconducting Flutter Coils

Antaya Science and Technology, Hampton, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,895,552) developed by Timothy A. Antaya, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, for “isochronous cyclotron with superconducting flutter coils and non-magnetic reinforcement.” The abstract states: “An isochronous cyclotron includes at least two superconducting coils, a magnetic yoke surrounding the coils and containing at least a portion of a beam chamber, a plurality of superconducting flutter coils on each side of the median acceleration plane, a non-magnetic reinforcement structure filling the valleys between the superconducting flutter coils so as to maintain the positioning of the superconducting flutter coils, internal reinforcement structures mounted inside the superconducting flutter coils, and a cryogenic refrigerator thermally coupled with the superconducting coils and with the magnetic yoke.” The patent application was filed on May 26, 2016 (15/165,750). 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=98,95,552.PN.&OS=PN/98,95,552&RS=PN/98,95,552

DEKA Products Assigned Patent for Peripheral Systems, Methods for Medical Devices

DEKA Products, Manchester, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,895,499) developed by two co-inventors for “adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices.” The co-inventors are Larry B. Gray, Merrimack, New Hampshire, and Eric Yeaton, Epsom, New Hampshire. The abstract states: “A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive material on at least one side so as to attach to the body. The members of the first set are spaced to allow the members of the second set to attach to the body in spaces provided between the members of the first set, and the members of the second set are spaced to allow members of the first set to detach from the body without detaching the members of the second set. Also, fill stations and base stations are provided for personal pump systems.” The patent application was filed on Aug. 26, 2013 (13/975,770). 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=98,95,499.PN.&OS=PN/98,95,499&RS=PN/98,95,499

United Technologies Assigned Patent for Static Axial Brush Seal

United Technologies, Farmington, Connecticut, has been assigned a patent (9,896,955) developed by two co-inventors for a “static axial brush seal with dual bristle packs.” The co-inventors are Neil L. Tatman, Brentwood, New Hampshire, and Jose R. Paulino, Saco, Maine. The abstract states: “A brush seal is provided. The brush seal may comprise an annular backing plate and a first bristle pack coupled to the annular backing plate. The first bristle pack may be oriented in an axial direction. A second bristle pack may be coupled to the first bristle pack and oriented in the axial direction. A bristle of the first bristle pack may have a greater diameter than a bristle of the second bristle pack. A retention structure may be coupled to the second bristle pack.” The patent application was filed on April 13, 2015 (14/685,416). 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=9,896,955.PN.&OS=PN/9,896,955&RS=PN/9,896,955

EMD Millipore Assigned Patent for All-in-One Sample Preparation Device

EMD Millipore, Billerica, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,897,520) developed by nine co-inventors for an “all-in-one sample preparation device and method.” The co-inventors are Christopher A. Scott, Westford, Massachusetts, Timothy K. Nadler, Lexington, Massachusetts, Kurt Greenizen, Atkinson, New Hampshire, Louis Bonhomme, Waltham, Massachusetts, Sara D. Gutierrez, Danvers, Massachusetts, Masaharu Mabuchi, Beverly, Massachusetts, David Briggs, Douglas, Massachusetts, Phillip Clark, Wakefield, Massachusetts, and Ralph T. Scaduto, Georgetown, Massachusetts. The abstract states: “Sample preparation device that allows for a complete bind, wash, elute, buffer-exchange and concentration process to be carried out without sample transfer between multiple devices. The device includes a reservoir, a column for holding chromatography media, a holder region for holding a filtration device, and an outlet. The filtration device plugs into the holder region of the centrifugal device, and the assembly can be placed in an optional holder. The assembly, with or without the optional holder, can be placed in a conventional centrifuge tube for centrifugation. The entire bind, wash, elute, buffer exchange and concentration steps can be carried out with the apparatus without any pipette transfers (and the associated sample losses. The sample preparation device also can be used for binding and washing steps, in which case the filtration device is not needed, and for buffer exchange and concentration steps, in which case the media is not needed.” The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2015 (14/974,334). 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=98,97,520.PN.&OS=PN/98,97,520&RS=PN/98,97,520

Allegro MicroSystems Assigned Patent for Magnetic Field Sensor

Allegro MicroSystems, Worcester, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,897,464) developed by four co-inventors for a “magnetic field sensor to detect a magnitude of a magnetic field in any direction.” The co-inventors are Joseph James Judkins III, Bedford, New Hampshire, Ryan Jon Metivier, Nashua, New Hampshire, Gerardo A. Monreal, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Bruno Luis Uberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The abstract states: “In one aspect, a magnetic field sensor includes first and second magnetic field sensing elements having respective first and second maximum response axes. The first and second maximum response axes point along respective first and second different coordinate axes. In response to a magnetic field, the first and second magnetic field sensing elements are operable to generate first and second magnetic field signals. The magnetic field sensor includes an electronic circuit coupled to receive the first and the second magnetic field signals. The electronic circuit is configured to determine a magnitude of a vector sum of the first and the second magnetic field signals and provide one or more signals in response to the magnitude of the vector sum determined.” The patent application was filed on June 30, 2017 (15/638,876). 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=98,97,464.PN.&OS=PN/98,97,464&RS=PN/98,97,464

University of Massachusetts, Firefly BioWorks Assigned Patent for Isolating Circulating MicroRNA

The University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts, and Firefly BioWorks, Cambridge, Massachusetts, have been assigned a patent (9,896,683) developed by three co-inventors for an “isolating circulating microRNA (miRNA).” The co-inventors are Victor Ambros, Hanover, New Hampshire, Rosalind Lee, Hanover, New Hampshire, and Anthony Patrick Fusco, Westwood, Massachusetts. The abstract states: “Methods for isolating circulating small RNAs, e.g., microRNA (miRNA), from plasma samples, e.g., that comprise using an alkaline phenol:chloroform extraction, and methods of use thereof, including for the detection, prognosis, and/or monitoring of disease in a subject.” The patent application was filed on July 29, 2015 (14/812,694). 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=98,96,683.PN.&OS=PN/98,96,683&RS=PN/98,96,683

Medtronic Advanced Energy Assigned Patent for Electrode Sheath for Electrosurgical Device

Medtronic Advanced Energy, Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been assigned a patent (9,895,191) developed by four co-inventors for an “electrode sheath for electrosurgical device.” The co-inventors are Brian M. Conley, South Berwick, Maine, Roger D. Greeley, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Christopher W. Maurer, Wakefield, Massachusetts, and Anthony R. DePasqua, Newburyport, Massachusetts. The abstract states: “This invention provides an electrosurgical device comprising a handle, a shaft member distal to the handle, a first electrode tip and a second electrode tip at a distal end of the shaft member with the first electrode tip laterally spaced from the second electrode tip, and an electrode sheath movable to cover and uncover a side of the electrode tips while a distal end of the electrode tips is uncovered to treat tissue.” The patent application was filed on May 29, 2015 (14/725,887). 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=9,895,191.PN.&OS=PN/9,895,191&RS=PN/9,895,191

Boston Scientific Scimed Assigned Patent for Single Stage Hemostasis Clipping Device

Boston Scientific Scimed, Maple Grove, Minnesota, has been assigned a patent (9,895,154) developed by 10 co-inventors for a “single stage hemostasis clipping device.” The co-inventors are Adam L. Cohen, Arlington, Massachusetts, Bryan R. Ogle, Louisville, Kentucky, Russell F. Durgin, Attleboro, Massachusetts, Gregory R. Furnish, Louisville, Kentucky, Michael Goldenbogen, Floyds Knobs, Indiana, Gary A. Jordan, Litchfield, New Hampshire, Benjamin E. Morris, Louisville, Kentucky, Mark A. Griffin, Louisville, Kentucky, William C. Mers Kelly, Crestwood, Kentucky, and Vasily P. Abramov, Louisville, Kentucky. The abstract states: “A tissue clipping apparatus comprises a clip including a proximal end received within a capsule. The clip includes a clip locking member biased to engage a first locking structure of the capsule to lock the clip in the capsule in a closed configuration. The apparatus also comprises a tension member releasably coupling the clip to a proximal end of the device which, during use, remains accessible to a user. The tension member is coupled to the clip by a joint designed to release when subject to a predetermined load to separate the clip from the device, release of the joint releasing the locking member to engage the first locking structure.” The patent application was filed on March 21, 2012 (13/426,297). 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=9,895,154.PN.&OS=PN/9,895,154&RS=PN/9,895,154

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Assigned Patent for Automatically Identifying Mobile Communication Devices

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,900,738) developed by John Houston Doherty, Nashua, New Hampshire, for a “system and method of automatically identifying mobile communication devices within the vicinity of a gunshot.” The abstract states: “Control systems and methods are disclosed for automatically identifying mobile communication devices located within a vicinity of a gunshot. The control system may discriminates gunshots from other environmental noise and determine the location of the gunshot from information provided by a set of acoustic sensors. Once the gunshot location is determined, the control system may automatically trigger activation of one or more cell site simulators located near the location of the gunshot to identify mobile communication devices within the vicinity. Further precision in identifying the locations of the mobile communication devices may be obtained by using information from radio frequency (RF) sensors that intercept wireless RF transmissions from the mobile communication devices communicating with the activated cell site simulator. The control system may be used as a tool identifying and tracking perpetrators of gun crime and may also be used to located witnesses who may otherwise not have come forward.” The patent application was filed on Dec. 16, 2016 (15/381,234). 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=99,00,738.PN.&OS=PN/99,00,738&RS=PN/99,00,738

JEOL USA Assigned Patent for Dopant-Assisted Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry

JEOL USA, Peabody, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,899,196) developed by Robert B. Cody, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for “dopant-assisted direct analysis in real time mass spectrometry.” The abstract states: “The present invention is directed to a method of Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) analysis with a carrier gas in the addition of an efficient dopant to the carrier gas stream exiting the DART source. Charge-exchange and proton transfer reactions are observed with the addition of dopants such as toluene, anisole, and acetone. The argon DART mass spectrum in the presence of an efficient dopant was dominated by molecular ions for aromatic compounds, whereas the helium DART mass spectrum of the same aromatic showed both molecular ions and protonated molecule species. Fragment ions generated from analysis with argon gas in the presence of an efficient dopant can be used to distinguish isobaric analytes.” The patent application was filed on Jan. 10, 2017 (15/403,108). 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=98,99,196.PN.&OS=PN/98,99,196&RS=PN/98,99,196

Gyrus ACMI Assigned Patent for Surgical Operating Apparatus

Gyrus ACMI, Southborough, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,895,160) developed by three co-inventors for a “surgical operating apparatus with temperature control.” The co-inventors are Tailin Fan, Nashua, New Hampshire, Kester J Batchelor, Mound, Minnesota, and Jeff Nelson, Maple Grove, Minnesota. The abstract states: “A probe includes a probe distal end body, a vibration transmission body and a heat dissipation unit. The probe distal end body includes a first electrode. The vibration transmission body is arranged to a proximal end of the probe distal end body. The vibration transmission body transmits ultrasonic vibration generated by an ultrasonic transducer to the probe distal end body, and transmits current to the first electrode. An interior surface of the probe distal end body and an interior surface of the vibration transmission body define an interior space. The heat dissipation unit dissipates heat generated at the probe distal end body, wherein at least a portion of the heat dissipation unit is arranged in the interior space defined by the probe distal end body and the vibration transmission body. A treatment instrument includes the probe and an end effector including a second electrode.” The patent application was filed on April 16, 2014 (14/254,412). 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=98,95,160.PN.&OS=PN/98,95,160&RS=PN/98,95,160

Transmedics Assigned Patent for Systems for Ex-Vivo Organ Care

Transmedics, Andover, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,894,894) developed by seven co-inventors for “systems and methods for ex-vivo organ care and for using lactate as an indication of donor organ status.” The co-inventors are Waleed Hassanein, North Andover, Massachusetts, Tamer Khayal, North Andover, Massachusetts, Ahmed Elbetanony, North Andover, Massachusetts, Paul Lezberg, Westford, Massachusetts, Giovanni Cecere, Needham, Massachusetts, Dennis Sousa, Wakefield, Massachusetts, and Elizabeth Hansen, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The abstract states: “The invention provides, in various embodiments, systems, devices and methods relating to ex-vivo organ care. In certain embodiments, the invention relates to maintaining an organ ex-vivo at near-physiologic conditions. The present application describes a method for using lactate measurement in the arterial and the venous blood lines of the Organ Care System Heart perfusion device to evaluate the: 1) The overall perfusion status of an isolated heart and 2) The metabolic status of an isolated heart and 3) the overall vascular patency of an isolated donor heart. This aspect of the present invention uses the property of myocardial cell’s unique ability to produce/generate lactate when they are starved for oxygen and metabolize/utilize lactate for energy production when they are well perfused with oxygen.” The patent application was filed on Aug. 16, 2012 (13/587,810). 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=98,94,894.PN.&OS=PN/98,94,894&RS=PN/98,94,894

Diaxamed Assigned Patent for Magnetically Activated Arteriovenous Access Valve System

Diaxamed, Raleigh, North Carolina, has been assigned a patent (9,895,149) developed by three co-inventors for “magnetically activated arteriovenous access valve system and related methods.” The co-inventors are James S. Johnson, Greenville, South Carolina, Frank V. Patterson, Exeter, New Hampshire, and Jordan Jacobs, Randolph, Massachusetts. The abstract states: “In one aspect, an arteriovenous access valve system may generally include a first valve configured to be positioned at or adjacent to an end of an arteriovenous graft and a second valve configured to be positioned at or adjacent to an opposite end of the arteriovenous graft. In addition, the system may include an actuator assembly in fluid communication with the first and second valves. The actuator assembly may include a housing, a driver assembly positioned within the housing and a drive magnet positioned within the housing. The drive magnet may be rotatably coupled to the driver assembly such that, when the drive magnet is rotated, the driver assembly is configured to be rotatably driven so as to supply fluid to the first and second valves or to draw fluid out of the first and second valves depending on a rotational direction of the driver assembly.” The patent application was filed on April 24, 2015 (14/695,241). 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=98,95,149.PN.&OS=PN/98,95,149&RS=PN/98,95,149