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Recent patents issued in New Hampshire


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Recent patents issued to individuals and companies in New Hampshire:

 

Dartmouth College Assigned Patent for Planar Probe

 

Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,880,118) developed by five co-inventors for a "planar Probe and system for measuring dielectric properties of biological materials." The co-inventors are Paul M. Meaney, Hanover, New Hampshire, Tina Zhou, Shenzhen, China, Andrea Borsic, Lebanon, New Hampshire, Alexander T. Farkas, North Chatham, Massachusetts, and Keith D. Paulsen, Hanover, New Hampshire. The abstract states: "A probe sensor has a printed circuit comprising a coplanar transmission line, a ground plane, a plated-through contact via, and a part-circular ring of ground vias surrounding the contact via. The coplanar transmission line and ground plane are formed on a first layer of the printed circuit, and the contact via and part-circular ring of ground vias are plated with a conductive biocompatible material on a second layer of the printed circuit. A system uses a network analyzer with the probe to measure electrical properties of biological tissue. Also described is a method of using the system to determine qualities of stored blood." The patent application was filed on May 11, 2012 (14/117,368). 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=98,80,118.PN.&OS=PN/98,80,118&RS=PN/98,80,118

 

 

 

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Goss International Americas Assigned Patent for Dynamic Guide for Paper Folding Machine

 

Goss International Americas, Durham, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,878,871) developed by three co-inventors for a "dynamic guide for a paper folding machine." The co-inventors are David Clarke Pollock, Somersworth, New Hampshire, John James Sposato Jr., Dover, New Hampshire, and Gerald Roger Douillard, Manchester, New Hampshire. The abstract states: "A folding device is provided for folding a sheet comprises a jaw cylinder, a folding cylinder, a paper guide, and an actuator. The jaw cylinder has a jaw, and the folding cylinder has a hold down element and a folding blade. The folding blade is movable between an extended position and a retracted position. The folding blade is in the extended positron to transfer one or more sheets to the jaw cylinder during a fold off operation, and the folding blade is in the retracted position during a collect operation. The paper guide is positioned between the folding cylinder and the jaw cylinder. The paper guide includes a static guide element and a reciprocating guide element connected to the static guide element, the reciprocating guide element movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The actuator is connected to the reciprocating guide element; the actuator configured and arranged to place the reciprocating guide element into the extended position during the collect operation and into the retracted position during the fold-off operation." The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2013 (14/068,618). 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=98,78,871.PN.&OS=PN/98,78,871&RS=PN/98,78,871

 

 

 

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Goss International Americas Assigned Patent for Printing Sleeve for Printing Press

 

Goss International Americas, Durham, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,878,531) developed by three co-inventors for a "reimageable and reusable printing sleeve for a variable cutoff printing press." The co-inventors are Parris Robert Ballentine, Dover, New Hampshire, James Brian Vrotacoe, Barrington, New Hampshire, and Mehmet Oktay Kaya, Hampton, New Hampshire. The abstract states: "A method of forming printing sleeve for mounting on a cylinder in a printing press is provided. The method includes providing a permanent hydrophilic tubular layer on a tubular base; selectively providing a first temporary hydrophobic layer on the hydrophilic tubular layer to form a first imaged printing sleeve, the temporary hydrophobic layer forming a first image; printing, by the first imaged printing sleeve, a first print job including the first image on a substrate; and removing the first temporary hydrophobic layer from the permanent hydrophilic layer such that the permanent hydrophilic layer remains intact on the tubular base. A lithographic printing sleeve for a printing press is also provided." The patent application was filed on Dec. 9, 2014 (14/565,067). 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=98,78,531.PN.&OS=PN/98,78,531&RS=PN/98,78,531

 

 

 

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Bauer Hockey Assigned Patent for Skate with Injected Boot Form

 

Bauer Hockey, Exeter, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,878,229) developed by three co-inventors for a "skate with injected boot form." The co-inventors are Marc Andre Lefebvre, Taichung, Taiwan, Aky Hung, Taichung, Taiwan, and Dmitry Rusakov, Van Nuys, California. The abstract states: "A boot form for a hockey skate is made of multiple plastic materials having different hardness properties, or different flexural moduli, and is formed via an injection-molding process or another similar process. One or more of the plastic materials may be reinforced with fibers of glass, carbon, aramid, or another stiffening material to strengthen one or more regions of the boot form. For example, pellets of a first plastic material having a flexural modulus of approximately 190 MPa (e.g., a polyamide elastomer block amide) may be injected into a mold to form a softer upper region of the boot form. And pellets of a second plastic having a flexural modulus of approximately 20,000 MPa (e.g., a Nylon 12 with long glass fibers) may be injected into the mold to form a stiffer lower region of the boot form. Additional skate components may then be attached to the boot form." The patent application was filed on Dec. 2, 2013 (14/094,599). 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=98,78,229.PN.&OS=PN/98,78,229&RS=PN/98,78,229

 

Faro Technologies Assigned Patent for Virtual Laser Projection System

 

 

Faro Technologies, Lake Mary, Florida, has been assigned a patent (9,879,983) developed by three co-inventors for a "virtual laser projection system and method." The co-inventors are Steven P. Kaufman, Londonderry, New Hampshire, Arkady Savikovsky, Londonderry, New Hampshire, and Masoud Mohazzab, Londonderry, New Hampshire. The abstract states: "A virtual laser projection system and method includes one or more measuring laser projectors, one or more non-measuring laser projectors, an array of reference targets, and a computing system. The one or more measuring laser projectors and one or more non-measuring laser projectors operate under common control of the computing system to register their respective locations using the array of reference targets, detect and locate features of a work object to be illuminated, convert all location information into a common coordinate system, and illuminate the work object with laser light beams using the common coordinate system." The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2016 (15/230,832). 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=98,79,983.PN.&OS=PN/98,79,983&RS=PN/98,79,983

 

 

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T.M. IP Holdings Assigned Patent for Transpositional Modulation

 

T.M. IP Holdings, Tucson, Arizona, has been assigned a patent (9,882,764) developed by two co-inventors for transpositional modulation. The co-inventors are Harvey C. Woodsum, Bedford, New Hampshire, and Richard C. Gerdes, Tucson, Arizona. The abstract states: "Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for modulating and demodulating transpositional modulated (TM) signals. One aspect features a method of modulating a carrier signal that include the actions of generating a TM signal by generating a sinusoidal signal, and modulating the sinusoidal signal based on a data signal to provide the TM signal. Inserting the TM signal into a carrier signal to provide a TM modulated carrier signal. Modulating the TM modulated carrier signal with a non-TM signal to provide a combined signal. Transmitting the combined signal." The patent application was filed on April 19, 2017 (15/491,569). 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=9,882,764.PN.&OS=PN/9,882,764&RS=PN/9,882,764

 

 

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Xenogenic Development Assigned Patent for Management of Wireless Communications Environments

 

Xenogenic Development, Wilmington, Delaware, has been assigned a patent (9,883,443) developed by five co-inventors for a "program for adjusting channel interference between access points in a wireless network." The co-inventors are Floyd Backes, Sharon, Massachusetts, Gary Vacon, East Falmouth, Massachusetts, Paul Callahan, Carlisle, Massachusetts, William R. Hawe, Hollis, New Hampshire, and Roger Durand, Amherst, New Hampshire. The abstract states: "The performance and ease of management of wireless communications environments is improved by a mechanism that enables access points (APs) to perform automatic channel selection. A wireless network can therefore include multiple APs, each of which will automatically choose a channel such that channel usage is optimized. Furthermore, APs can perform automatic power adjustment so that multiple APs can operate on the same channel while minimizing interference with each other. Wireless stations are load balanced across APs so that user bandwidth is optimized. A movement detection scheme provides seamless roaming of stations between APs." The patent application was filed on April 1, 2014 (14/242,262). 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=9,883,443.PN.&OS=PN/9,883,443&RS=PN/9,883,443

 

 

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United Technologies Assigned Patent for Fluid Damper

 

United Technologies, Farmington, Connecticut, has been assigned a patent (9,879,551) developed by two co-inventors for a "fluid damper and method of making." The co-inventors are Ken F. Blaney, Middleton, New Hampshire, and Richard K. Hayford, Cape Neddick, Maine. The abstract states: "An airfoil includes an airfoil structure defining a damping network that includes a first cavity, a second cavity, a flow passage connecting the first and second cavities. The airfoil further includes a damping material configured to flow through the damping network. A method of forming an airfoil includes forming an airfoil body having a damping network that includes a first cavity, a second cavity, and a flow passage connecting the first and second cavities. The method further includes adding a damping material configured to flow through the damping network." The patent application was filed on April 28, 2015 (14/698,284). 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=9,879,551.PN.&OS=PN/9,879,551&RS=PN/9,879,551

 

 

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Allegro MicroSystems Assigned Patent for Magnetic Field Sensor

 

Allegro MicroSystems, Worcester, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,880,026) developed by three co-inventors for a "magnetic field sensor for detecting motion of an object." The co-inventors are Jeffrey Eagen, Manchester, New Hampshire, Paul A. David, Bow, New Hampshire, and William P. Taylor, Amherst, New Hampshire. The abstract states: "A magnetic field sensor for detecting motion of an object includes a magnet configured to generate a magnetic field and having a first surface adjacent to the object and a second surface distal from the object. The first surface of the magnet has a centerline axis substantially parallel to and disposed on the first surface, and the centerline axis is diagonal with respect to a motion axis substantially parallel to and disposed on the first surface and parallel to which the object moves. The magnetic field sensor also includes a semiconductor substrate disposed between the magnet and the object, the semiconductor substrate supporting a plurality of spaced magnetoresistance elements disposed along a sensing element axis substantially parallel to the centerline axis of the magnet and configured to generate a respective plurality of magnetic field signals in response to the motion of the object with respect to magnetic field." The patent application was filed on July 14, 2016 (15/210,211). 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=98,80,026.PN.&OS=PN/98,80,026&RS=PN/98,80,026

 

 

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Superpedestrian Assigned Patent for Operations of Electrically Motorized Vehicle

 

Superpedestrian, Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,878,608) developed by three co-inventors for "management of a fleet of electrically motorized vehicles." The co-inventors are Assaf Biderman, Boston, Massachusetts, Jon Stevens, Manchester, New Hampshire, and Ruben Cagnie, Brighton, Massachusetts. The abstract states: "A system, method, and device for operations of an electrically motorized vehicle. The vehicle can utilize an electrically motorized wheel to convert a non-motorized wheeled vehicle to an electrically motorized wheeled vehicle. A method of analyzing a fleet of vehicles, each of the vehicles including the device of the electrically motorized wheel includes receiving data from each device of the respective plurality of electrically motorized wheels within a fleet of vehicles and utilizing the data to facilitate tracking at least one vehicle within the fleet." The patent application was filed on April 6, 2015 (14/679,801). 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=98,78,608.PN.&OS=PN/98,78,608&RS=PN/98,78,608

 

 

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iRobot Assigned Patent for Displaying Images from Robot

 

iRobot, Bedford, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,878,445) developed by four co-inventors for "displaying images from a robot." The co-inventors are Colin Angle, Boston, Massachusetts, Clara Vu, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Matthew Cross, Mason, New Hampshire, and Tony L. Campbell, Pepperell, Massachusetts. The abstract states: "A mobile robot guest for interacting with a human resident performs a room-traversing search procedure prior to interacting with the resident, and may verbally query whether the resident being sought is present. Upon finding the resident, the mobile robot may facilitate a teleconferencing session with a remote third party, or interact with the resident in a number of ways. For example, the robot may carry on a dialog with the resident, reinforce compliance with medication or other schedules, etc. In addition, the robot incorporates safety features for preventing collisions with the resident; and the robot may audibly announce and/or visibly indicate its presence in order to avoid becoming a dangerous obstacle. Furthermore, the mobile robot behaves in accordance with an integral privacy policy, such that any sensor recording or transmission must be approved by the resident." The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2013 (14/039,256). 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=98,78,445.PN.&OS=PN/98,78,445&RS=PN/98,78,445

 

 

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OPKO Diagnostics Assigned Patent for Reagent Storage

 

OPKO Diagnostics, Woburn, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,878,324) developed by two co-inventors for "reagent storage in microfluidic systems and related articles and methods." The co-inventors are Jason Taylor, Windham, New Hampshire, and Vincent Linder, Tewksbury, Massachusetts. The abstract states: "Fluidic devices and methods including those that provide storage and/or facilitate fluid handling of reagents are provided. Fluidic devices described herein may include channel segments positioned on two sides of an article, optionally connected by an intervening channel passing through the article. The channel segments may be used to store reagents in the device prior to first use by an end user. The stored reagents may include fluid plugs positioned in linear order so that during use, as fluids flow to a reaction site, they are delivered in a predetermined sequence. The specific geometries of the channel segments and the positions of the channel segments within the fluidic devices described herein may allow fluid reagents to be stored for extended periods of time without mixing, even during routine handling of the devices such as during shipping of the devices, and when the devices are subjected to physical shock or vibration." The patent application was filed on Dec. 22, 2016 (15/388,442). 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=98,78,324.PN.&OS=PN/98,78,324&RS=PN/98,78,324

 

 

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Brooks Automation Assigned Patent for Reduced Capacity Carrier

 

Brooks Automation, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,881,825) developed by five co-inventors for a "reduced capacity carrier and method of use." The co-inventors are Ulysses Gilchrist, Reading, Massachusetts, Michael L. Bufano, Belmont, Massachusetts, William Fosnight, Saratoga Springs, New York, Christopher Hofmeister, Holderness, New Hampshire, and Gerarld M. Friedman, New Ipswich, New Hampshire. The abstract states: "A substrate transport apparatus is provided. The apparatus has a casing and a door. The casing is adapted to form a controlled environment therein. The casing has supports therein for holding at least one substrate in the casing. The casing defines a substrate transfer opening through which a substrate transport system accesses the substrate in the casing. The door is connected to the casing for closing the substrate transfer opening in the casing. The casing has structure forming a fast swap element allowing replacement of the substrate from the apparatus with another substrate without retraction of the substrate transport system and independent of substrate loading in the casing." The patent application was filed on Nov. 14, 2014 (14/541,934). 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=98,81,825.PN.&OS=PN/98,81,825&RS=PN/98,81,825

 

 

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E Ink Assigned Patent for Electro-Optic Displays

 

E Ink, Billerica, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,881,564) developed by nine co-inventors for "electro-optic displays with reduced remnant voltage." The co-inventors are Russell J. Wilcox, Newton, Massachusetts, Thomas H. Whitesides, Victoria, Canada, Karl Raymond Amundson, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Guy M. Danner, Somerville, Massachusetts, Richard M. Webber, Brookline, Massachusetts, Charles Howie Honeyman, Toronto, Canada, Lan Cao, Arlington, Massachusetts, Richard J. Paolini Jr., Framingham, Massachusetts, and Rajesh Chebiyam, Nashua, New Hampshire. The abstract states: "The invention provides materials and methods (including driving methods) for reducing the effects of remnant voltages in electro-optic displays." The patent application was filed on March 7, 2016 (15/062,326). 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=98,81,564.PN.&OS=PN/98,81,564&RS=PN/98,81,564

 

AFL Telecommunications Assigned Patent for Distributed Test System Architecture

 

 

AFL Telecommunications, Duncan, South Carolina, has been assigned a patent (9,882,963) developed by four co-inventors for a "distributed test system architecture." The co-inventors are Sean Patrick Adam, Wrentham, Massachusetts, Joseph Fitzgerald, Concord, New Hampshire, Scott Prescott, Belmont, New Hampshire, and Michael John Leighton, Deerfield, New Hampshire. The abstract states: "The present invention is related to a method of connecting a first device comprising a processor and an application and a second device comprising a processor and an application, a distributed architecture system for facilitating modular communication between a plurality of applications, a plurality of devices, and a plurality of applications and devices, and a computer readable medium storing a program for causing a processor to connect a plurality of applications, a plurality of devices, and a plurality of applications and devices." The patent application was filed on Nov. 5, 2013 (14/440,507). 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=9,882,963.PN.&OS=PN/9,882,963&RS=PN/9,882,963

 

 

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AFL Telecommunications Assigned Patent for Optical Fiber Test Apparatus

 

AFL Telecommunications, Duncan, South Carolina, has been assigned a patent (9,880,069) developed by three co-inventors for an "optical fiber test apparatus with combined light measurement and fault detection." The co-inventors are Sean Patrick Adam, Wrentham, Massachusetts, Dale Channing Eddy, Gilford, New Hampshire, and Scott Prescott, Belmont, New Hampshire. The abstract states: "An optical fiber test apparatus includes an optical power meter operable to detect light at a predetermined wavelength, and a laser source operable to generate a visible laser beam. The optical fiber test apparatus further includes an optical fiber extending between a first end and a second end, and a diplexer which includes a first optical connector and is coupled to the optical power meter, the laser source, and the first end of the optical fiber. The optical fiber test apparatus further includes a second optical connector coupled to the second end of the optical fiber and including a test port. The diplexer is operable to transmit light at the predetermined wavelength from the second optical connector to the optical power meter and transmit the visible laser beam from the laser source to the second optical connector." The patent application was filed on Dec. 16, 2016 (15/381,827). 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=9,880,069.PN.&OS=PN/9,880,069&RS=PN/9,880,069

 

 

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Mikro Systems Assigned Patent for Precision Component Castings

 

Mikro Systems, Charlottesville, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (9,878,369) developed by three co-inventors for "systems, devices, and methods involving precision component castings." The co-inventors are Benjamin Heneveld, Newmarket, New Hampshire, John R. Paulus, Afton, Virginia, and Jon T. Moore, Charlottesville, Virginia. The abstract states: "Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, machine, device, manufacture, and/or composition of matter configured for and/or resulting from, and/or a method for, activities that can comprise and/or relate to, investment casting a product in a mold, the product comprising at least one wall, the mold comprising a core, an inner primary shell, and an outer secondary shell." The patent application was filed on Dec. 9, 2016 (15/373,688). 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=98,78,369.PN.&OS=PN/98,78,369&RS=PN/98,78,369