Recent patents in New Hampshire

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Sunday, February 18, 2018


Recent patents issued to people or companies in New Hampshire:

Collision Communications Assigned Patent for Improving Efficiency in Cellular Communications Network

Collision Communications, Peterborough, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,888,479) developed by three co-inventors for a "method and system for improving efficiency in a cellular communications network." The co-inventors are Joseph Farkas, Merrimack, New Hampshire, Brandon Hombs, Merrimack, New Hampshire, and Barry West, Temple, New Hampshire. The abstract states: "A method and system are described for improving operating efficiency and QoS in a cellular communications network. According to an exemplary embodiment, the method includes predicting background interference levels due at least partly to signals generated in neighboring cells, and transmitting operating parameters to user equipment that include power, frequency, and/or spectral efficiency parameters. The operating parameters are selected according to the predicted background interference to provide acceptable quality of service while also optimizing use of available bandwidth. The method further includes updating the background interference predictions, and transmitting revised operating parameters to the user equipment according to rules that minimize changes to operating parameters that strongly affect background interference in neighboring cells, such as power levels and frequencies, thereby minimizing background interference fluctuations. Power levels for user equipment entering the cell can be initially minimized, and then slowly ramped to an optimal level. SPS can be implemented." The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2013 (14/059,867). 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=98,88,479.PN.&OS=PN/98,88,479&RS=PN/98,88,479

Plexxi Assigned Patent for Affinity Modeling in Data Center Network

Plexxi, Nashua, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,887,777) developed by three co-inventors for "affinity modeling in a data center network." The co-inventors are Anand Srinivas, San Francisco, California, David J. Husak, Windham, New Hampshire, 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 with 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." The patent application was filed on Feb. 17, 2016 (15/045,407). 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=98,87,777.PN.&OS=PN/98,87,777&RS=PN/98,87,777

Coolcore Assigned Patent for Fabric

Coolcore, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,885,129) developed by two co-inventors for a "fabric and method of making the same." The co-inventors are Dennis Ackroyd, Casco, Maine, and Ryan Drew, Baltimore, Maryland. The abstract states: "A fabric for thermal management including the cooling of an object, such as a person's skin. The fabric is formed of a plurality of functional zones arranged to extend the period of cooling without the use of artificial cooling chemicals. The functional zones include one or more of three different functional zone types. The first type diverts moisture. The second type retains and stores moisture. The third type absorbs moisture. One of the functional zones may be punched to create perforations to provide fabric flexibility and to assist in liquid diversion from within the fabric. An anchor system facilitates retention of the fabric on the object." The patent application was filed on Oct. 16, 2012 (13/653,216). 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=98,85,129.PN.&OS=PN/98,85,129&RS=PN/98,85,129

Ty-Flot Assigned Patent for Hand Tool with Lanyard Attachment Loop

Ty-Flot, Manchester, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (9,883,735) developed by three co-inventors for a "hand tool with lanyard attachment loop." The co-inventors are Darrell A. Moreau, Manchester, New Hampshire, Andre W. Moreau, Bedford, New Hampshire, and Reginald Moreau, Litchfield, New Hampshire. The abstract states: "A hand tool with a lanyard attachment point has a hand tool body and a working side extending along a portion of the hand tool body and has a straight edge. A pin receiving recess in the hand tool body is parallel to and spaced from the straight edge. A channel extends into the working side transverse to the straight edge and intersects the pin receiving recess. A lanyard loop has an elongated, rigid loop body with a lanyard attaching loop end and a tool attaching end opposite the lanyard attaching loop end. The tool attaching end has a through opening transverse to the loop body where the tool attaching end is disposed in the first channel with the through opening aligned with the pin receiving recess. An anchor pin in the pin receiving recess retains the lanyard loop by extending through the through opening of the tool attaching end." The patent application was filed on March 10, 2016 (15/066,016). 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=98,83,735.PN.&OS=PN/98,83,735&RS=PN/98,83,735

Quintiles IMS Assigned Patent for Analyzing De-Identified Health Care Data

Quintiles IMS, Danbury, Connecticut, has been assigned a patent (9,886,558) developed by nine co-inventors for a "system and method for analyzing de-identified health care data." The co-inventors are N. Stephen Ober, Southborough, Massachusetts, John Grubmuller, Bedford, New Hampshire, Maureen Farrell, Bedford, Massachusetts, Charles Wentworth, Attleboro, Massachusetts, Thomas Gilbert, Holliston, Massachusetts, Kevin Barrett, Sherborn, Massachusetts, Steven Davis, Brookline, Massachusetts, Erik Nordman, Waltham, Massachusetts, and Randell Grenier, Waltham, Massachusetts. The abstract states: "A system and method for creating a unique alias associated with an individual identified in a health care database such that health care data, and particularly pharmaceutical-related data, can be efficiently gathered and analyzed. The system has a first store for storing at least one record where each record includes a plurality of identification fields which when concatenated uniquely identify an individual, and at least one health care field corresponding to health care data associated with the individual. The system also has a second data store, and a processor. The processor selects a record of the first data store, then selects a subset of the plurality of identification fields within the selected record, and concatenates the selected subset of identification fields. Then the processor stores the concatenated identification fields in a record in the second store with at least one health care field from the selected record of the first data store." The patent application was filed on Jan. 2, 2015 (14/588,491). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=9,886,558.PN.&OS=PN/9,886,558&RS=PN/9,886,558

Sonus Networks Assigned Patent for Detecting, Dealing with Denial of Service Attacks

Sonus Networks, Westford, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,888,033) developed by three co-inventors for "methods and apparatus for detecting and/or dealing with denial of service attacks." The co-inventors are Shiping Li, Acton, Massachusetts, Toru Mike Yamanishi, Pepperell, Massachusetts, and Kevin Pilotte, Londonderry, New Hampshire. The abstract states: "Methods and apparatus for detecting and minimizing the effects of Denial of Service (DOS) attacks in high-speed networks in which packet processing is carried out by multiple processing cores. In one embodiment of the invention a communications method and apparatus detects and deletes denial of service attack packets in a multi-core distributed packet processing system using a lightweight DOS attack packet detection and deletion process." The patent application was filed on July 21, 2014 (14/336,622). 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=98,88,033.PN.&OS=PN/98,88,033&RS=PN/98,88,033

VertoCOMM Assigned Patent for Methods Using Hermetic Transform

VertoCOMM, Weston, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,887,715) developed by Harvey C. Woodsum, Bedford, New Hampshire, for "devices and methods using the hermetic transform." The abstract states: "Systems and methods are described using a Hermetic Transform, as well as related transforms, for applications such as directional reception and/or transmit of signals using phased-array devices and systems. The systems and methods an include identifying a direction of arrival for a mobile communicating device. The systems and methods also include the use of a noise conditioning matrix." The patent application was filed on Dec. 31, 2014 (14/587,056). 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=98,87,715.PN.&OS=PN/98,87,715&RS=PN/98,87,715

Analog Devices Assigned Patent for Fine Timing Adjustment Method

Analog Devices, Norwood, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,887,552) developed by three co-inventors for "fine timing adjustment method." The co-inventors are Gil Engel, Lexington, Massachusetts, Steven C. Rose, Woburn, Massachusetts, and Matthew Louis Courcy, Fremont, New Hampshire. The abstract states: "Embodiments of the present invention may provide non-invasive techniques for adjusting timing in multistage circuit systems. A multistage circuit system according to embodiments of the present invention may include a plurality of circuit stages coupled to signal lines that carry signals. The system may also include a plurality of load circuits, one provided in for each circuit stage. The load circuits may have inputs coupled to the signal lines that carry the input signals. Each load circuit may include a current source programmable independently of the other load circuits that propagates current through an input transistor in the respective load circuit that receives the signal. The current propagating through the input transistor may provide a load on the corresponding signal line, allowing fine timing adjustment for each circuit stage." The patent application was filed on March 14, 2013 (13/829,889). 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=98,87,552.PN.&OS=PN/98,87,552&RS=PN/98,87,552

Raytheon Assigned Patent for Semiconductor Structures

Raytheon, Waltham, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,887,089) developed by three co-inventors for "semiconductor structures having T-shaped electrodes." The co-inventors are Kiuchul Hwang, Amherst, New Hampshire, Dale M. Shaw, Groton, Massachusetts, and Adrian D. Williams, Methuen, Massachusetts. The abstract states: "A semiconductor structure having a T-shaped electrode. The electrode has a top portion and a narrower stem portion extending from the top portion to a surface of a substrate. A solid dielectric layer has side portions juxtaposed and abutting sidewalls of a lower portion of the stem of electrode. A bottom surface of the top portion is spaced from an upper surface portion by a non-solid dielectric, such as air." The patent application was filed on Oct. 5, 2016 (15/285,782). 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=98,87,089.PN.&OS=PN/98,87,089&RS=PN/98,87,089

Red Hat Assigned Patent for Delayed Allocation for Data Object Creation

Red Hat, Raleigh, North Carolina, has been assigned a patent (9,886,449) developed by Henri Van Riel, Merrimack, New Hampshire, for "delayed allocation for data object creation." The abstract states: "Systems and methods for data storage management technology that optimizes the creation and storage of data objects. An example method may involve: receiving a request to create a data object; storing a first portion of the data object in a first data storage; determining a location in a second data storage in view of a predicted size of the data object and an access unit size of the second data storage; copying, by a processing device, the first portion of the data object from the first data storage to the location in the second data storage; and in response to receiving a second portion of the data object, directly storing the second portion in the second data storage." The patent application was filed on Feb. 15, 2017 (15/433,051). 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=98,86,449.PN.&OS=PN/98,86,449&RS=PN/98,86,449

FLIR Systems Assigned Patent for Synchronized Infrared Beacon System

FLIR Systems, Wilsonville, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (9,887,775) developed by two co-inventors for a "synchronized infrared beacon/infrared detection system." The co-inventors are Irina Puscasu, Winchester, Massachusetts, and Bruce Allen Poirier, Windham, New Hampshire. The abstract states: "A synchronized infrared beacon/infrared detector system. The system may include (A) an infrared beacon module configured to generate a time-varying encoded infrared signal, (B) an infrared detector module configured to capture the encoded infrared signal generated by the beacon module, (C) a synchronizer configured to generate a synchronization signal that controls timing of the beacon module and the detector module, and (D) a processor, in communication with the detector module, configured to analyze the infrared signal captured by the detector module. The infrared signal may be modulated at frequencies undetectable by human vision. The synchronizer signal may be produced independent of the capture of, and without input from, the infrared signal." The patent application was filed on May 18, 2015 (14/714,617). 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=98,87,775.PN.&OS=PN/98,87,775&RS=PN/98,87,775

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Assigned Patent for Antibodies Against Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been assigned a patent (9,885,087) developed by eight co-inventors for "antibodies against epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and uses thereof." The co-inventors are Raghida Bukhalid, Melrose, Massachusetts, Michael Feldhaus, Grantham, New Hampshire, Anne Richard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Neeraj Kohli, Arlington, Massachusetts, Eric Krauland, Lebanon, New Hampshire, Jeffrey David Kearns, Arlington, Massachusetts, Alexey A. Lugovskoy, Belmont, Massachusetts, and Ulrik Nielsen, Quincy, Massachusetts. The abstract states: "Anti-EGFR antibodies, therapeutic compositions comprising combinations of anti-EGFR antibodies, as well as methods for using such antibodies and compositions to treat EGFR-related disorders (e.g., cancers), are disclosed." The patent application was filed on Sept. 8, 2015 (14/847,304). 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=9,885,087.PN.&OS=PN/9,885,087&RS=PN/9,885,087