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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (Feb. 15)

[February 15, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (Feb. 15)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Illinois.

*** Intersil Americas Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Intersil Americas, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,374,270) developed by Greg Tomezak, Buffalo Grove, Ill., and Mark Fimoff, Hoffman Estates, Ill., for a "constellation detection in a multi-mode QAM communications system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for determining an unknown QPSK or QAM constellation from a set of possible received constellations are described. One method utilizes a histogram of the power of the signal after inter-symbol-interference has been minimized with a modified constant modulus algorithm equalizer. The constellation may be determined before carrier frequency and phase has been fully recovered. An unknown QPSK or QAM constellation may be identified before or after equalization using disclosed methods for analyzing an output power histogram." The patent application was filed on Feb. 1, 2010 (12/698,066). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,374,270&OS=8,374,270&RS=8,374,270 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.



*** Pioneer Hi Bred International Assigned Patent for Maize Variety Hybrid X08A119 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Pioneer Hi Bred International, Johnston, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,373,046) developed by Russel Miles Pinnisch, Machesney Park, Ill., and Joachim Ernst Kramer, Neusiedl, Austria, for a "maize variety hybrid X08A119." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel maize variety designated X08A119 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing hybrid maize variety X08A119 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08A119 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X08A119, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X08A119. This invention further is relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X08A119." The patent application was filed on May 25, 2010 (12/786,529). 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=83,73,046.PN.&OS=PN/83,73,046&RS=PN/83,73,046 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Motorola Mobility Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,374,282) developed by Robert S. Szopko, Downers Grove, Ill., Mark B. Anderson, Crystal Lake, Ill., and Scott A. Niemiec, Belvidere, Ill., for a "method and apparatus for improving digital predistortion correction with amplifier device biasing." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, apparatus, and electronic device for using digital predistortion are disclosed. A transmitter 212 may transmits a transmission signal. A receiver 214 may monitor the transmission signal to execute digital predistortion of the transmission signal to compensate for distortion. A field programmable gate array or application specific integrated circuit 226 may adjust a power amplifier bias to improve the digital predistortion." The patent application was filed on July 24, 2008 (12/179,035). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,374,282&OS=8,374,282&RS=8,374,282 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Monsanto Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Monsanto Technology, St. Louis, has been assigned a patent (8,373,045) developed by thirteen co-inventors for "plants and seeds of hybrid corn variety CH851446." The co-inventors are Kevin Eichelberger, Taylorville, Ill., Christopher S. Eichhorn, Williamsburg, Iowa, Charles T. Foresman, St. Louis, Robert J. Getschman, Boone, Iowa, Gregory J. Holland, Troy, Ohio, Roderick D. Lee, Huxley, Iowa, Daniel J. Lubich, Marshall, Mo., Richard Peterson, St. Charles, Mo., Duane A. Potrzeba, Hastings, Neb., Laron Peters, Gothenburg, Neb., Hector Ramirez De Leon, O'Fallon, Mo., Gary R. Stangland, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Walter L. Trevisan, Dekalb, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH851446. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH851446, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH851446 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH851446." The patent application was filed on May 7, 2010 (12/776,290). 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=83,73,045.PN.&OS=PN/83,73,045&RS=PN/83,73,045 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Motorola Mobility Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,374,268) developed by Weimin Xiao, Barrington, Ill., Amitava Ghosh, Buffalo Grove, Ill., and Rapeepat Ratasuk, Hoffman Estates, Ill., for a "method and apparatus for providing channel quality feedback in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing communication system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing communication system, a user equipment reports channel quality information that is sufficient to construct a fading profile of a frequency bandwidth and that does not consuming the overhead resulting from the reporting of CQI for every sub-band of the frequency bandwidth. In the communication system, the frequency bandwidth may be represented by multiple sub-band levels, wherein each sub-band level comprises a division of the frequency bandwidth into a number of sub-bands different from the number of sub-bands of the other sub-band levels. The user equipment measures a channel quality associated with each sub-band of a sub-band level of the multiple sub-band levels, selects a sub-band of the sub-band level based on the measured channel qualities, and reports channel quality information associated with the selected sub-band to a radio access network." The patent application was filed on Nov. 7, 2011 (13/290,447). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,374,268&OS=8,374,268&RS=8,374,268 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Motorola Mobility Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,374,260) developed by Matthew S. Schirmacher, Lake in the Hills, Ill., Frederick W. Vook, Schaumburg, Ill., and Wei Wu, Forest Park, Ill., for a "method and apparatus for implementing uplink transmit diversity in a switched antenna orthogonal frequency division multiplexing communication system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and a customer's wireless communication device are provided that perform uplink transmit diversity in a switched antenna OFDM communication system. A switching of antennas used by the customer's wireless communication device to transmit an uplink signal is restricted to switching time periods that comprise one or more of a transition gap immediately preceding a transmission of a channel quality-related uplink signal and a time period subsequent to the occurrence of the transition gap but prior to the transmission of the channel quality-related uplink signal, which channel quality-related uplink signal may be used by a serving radio access network to update a channel response and antenna array weights associated with the customer's wireless communication device. The customer's wireless communication device then switches antennas used for uplink transmissions only during the switching time periods." The patent application was filed on June 22, 2009 (12/489,004). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,374,260&OS=8,374,260&RS=8,374,260 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Monsanto Technology Assigned Patent for Plants and Seeds of Hybrid Corn Variety CH057021 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Monsanto Technology, St. Louis, has bbeen assigned a patent (8,373,042) developed by Donald L. Bockelman, Monmouth, Ill., for "plants and seeds of hybrid corn variety CH057021." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH057021. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH057021, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH057021 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH057021." The patent application was filed on May 7, 2010 (12/776,144). 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=83,73,042.PN.&OS=PN/83,73,042&RS=PN/83,73,042 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** JPMorgan Chase Bank Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- JPMorgan Chase Bank, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,374,333) developed by eight co-inventors for a "system and method of intelligent call routing for cross sell offer selection based on optimization parameters or account-level data." The co-inventors are Lizhi Ma, Newark, Del., Shane P. Pederson, Oak Park, Ill., Wilson Khaemba, Newark, Del., Hui Wang, Bear, Del., Guru Kurubarahalli, Wilmington, Del., Gary Ulrich, West Trenton, N.J., Nitin Dhir, Wilmington, Del., and Djovana Shkreli, Westerville, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus and methods for a call routing system is disclosed whereby the call routing service provider is associated with a series of partners. By providing a system supporting not only the main user, but also the partners, efficiencies are gained through cost-spreading. Agents can be qualified to field calls for multiple business entities. Cross-selling and proactive servicing based on caller demographic and profile data can be effectuated. The system employs a centralized or global bank of shared Interactive Voice Response (IVR) units so that unnecessary post-routing and call site interflow are reduced. The system comprises a central server system that interfaces with a long distance provider so that route requests are received, caller data is retrieved from one or more databases, routing and handling strategies are developed, load balancing is effectuated, and calls are appropriately routed to one of a plurality of geographically separated call center systems with queues staffed by agents. Each call center system is designed to support various queues, and agents may be qualified or assigned to various queues based on their skill sets and skill levels." The patent application was filed on April 7, 2009 (12/419,478). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,374,333&OS=8,374,333&RS=8,374,333 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pioneer Hi Bred International Assigned Patent for Maize Variety Hybrid X08A113 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Pioneer Hi Bred International, Johnston, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,373,020) developed by Luis A. Verde Chifflet, Johnston, Iowa, Mario Rosario Carlone Jr., Princeton, Ill., and Gary Edward Henke, Marshall, Mo., for a "maize variety hybrid X08A113." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel maize variety designated X08A113 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing hybrid maize variety X08A113 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08A113 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X08A113, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X08A113. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X08A113." The patent application was filed on June 8, 2010 (12/795,688). 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=83,73,020.PN.&OS=PN/83,73,020&RS=PN/83,73,020 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Monsanto Technology Assigned Patent for Plants and Seeds of Corn Variety CH105845 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Monsanto Technology, St. Louis, has been assigned a patent (8,373,040) developed by Michael Graham, St. Louis, Slobodan Trifunovic, Sycamore, Ill., and Marcelo Queijo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, for "plants and seeds of corn variety CH105845." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH105845. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH105845, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH105845 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH105845." The patent application was filed on May 7, 2010 (12/775,692). 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=83,73,040.PN.&OS=PN/83,73,040&RS=PN/83,73,040 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** STMicroelectronics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- STMicroelectronics, Coppell, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,373,356) developed by Jianwen Shao, Hoffman Estates, Ill., John S. Lo Giudice, Palatine, Ill., and Thomas A. Stamm, Chicago, for a "system and method for a constant current source LED driver." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for providing a constant current source driver for a light emitting diode string. The converter includes a current sensor that derives feedback signal corresponding to a peak current through the light emitting diode string. The feedback signal is used by a controller to vary a duty cycle of the controller to regulate the average current. The controller is operable to regulate the average current as the number of light emitting diodes is increased and/or decreased." The patent application was filed on April 10, 2009 (12/384,983). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,373,356&OS=8,373,356&RS=8,373,356 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Monsanto Technology Assigned Patent for Plants and Seeds of Corn Variety CV989165 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Monsanto Technology, St. Louis, has been assigned a patent (8,373,035) developed by Jeffrey McElroy, Mahomet, Ill., and Vanessa Cook, St-Prex, Switzerland, for "plants and seeds of corn variety CV989165." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the corn variety designated CV989165. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CV989165, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CV989165 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to corn seeds and plants produced by crossing plants of variety CV989165 with plants of another variety, such as another inbred line. The invention further relates to the inbred and hybrid genetic complements of plants of variety CV989165." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2010 (12/771,306). 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=83,73,035.PN.&OS=PN/83,73,035&RS=PN/83,73,035 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** AbbVie Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- AbbVie, North Chicago, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,372,987) developed by Lawrence Kolaczkowski, Gurnee, Ill., for "2-{(R)-2-methylpyrrolidin-2-yl)-1H-benzimidazole-4-carboxamide crystalline form 1." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "2-((R)-2-Methylpyrrolidin-2-yl)-1H-benzimidazole-4-carboxamide Crystalline Form 1, ways to make it, compositions comprising it and made using it, and methods of treating patients having disease using it are disclosed." The patent application was filed on Oct. 10, 2008 (12/248,972). 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=83,72,987.PN.&OS=PN/83,72,987&RS=PN/83,72,987 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Nalco Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Nalco, Naperville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,372,999) developed by Brian T. Holland, Oak Park, Ill., Ji Cui, Naperville, Ill., and Timothy S. Keizer, Aurora, Ill., for an "organically modified silica and use thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed and claimed is a novel protective coating for metal surfaces. The protective coating includes one part by weight of the organosilane-modified silica nanoparticles made by the disclosed process and further includes from 0.3 to 3 parts by weight of the reaction product of (1) a compound comprising a polyamine in which a plurality of amine groups are bonded to at least one radical selected from the group consisting of hydrocarbon and hydrocarbon ether groups that separate nitrogen atoms of said amine groups by at least four intermediate atoms in a chain, and (2) a silane which carries a plurality of silicon-bonded hydrolyzable groups and a silicon-bonded organic group that is covalently reactive to and which bonds with said amine group, said silane also comprising hydrolyzable groups, to provide a reaction product molecule which comprises an average of 2.5 to 3.5 silane groups per molecule." The patent application was filed on Jan. 27, 2012 (13/360,238). 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=83,72,999.PN.&OS=PN/83,72,999&RS=PN/83,72,999 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Monsanto Technology Assigned Patent for Plants and Seeds of Corn Variety CV379998 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Monsanto Technology, St. Louis, has bbeen assigned a patent (8,373,038) developed by Belgin Cukadar, Springfield, Ill., for "plants and seeds of corn variety CV379998." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the corn variety designated CV379998. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CV379998, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CV379998 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to corn seeds and plants produced by crossing plants of variety CV379998 with plants of another variety, such as another inbred line. The invention further relates to the inbred and hybrid genetic complements of plants of variety CV379998." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2010 (12/774,291). 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=83,73,038.PN.&OS=PN/83,73,038&RS=PN/83,73,038 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** University of Illinois Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- The University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,372,962) developed by six co-inventors for "compositions and methods to control angiogenesis with cupredoxins." The co-inventors are Rajeshwari R. Mehta, Orland Park, Ill., Brad N. Taylor, Chicago, Tohru Yamada, Oak Park, Ill., Craig W. Beattie, Chicago, Tapas K. Das Gupta, River Forest, Ill., and Ananda M. Chakrabarty, Villa Park, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to compositions comprising cupredoxins, and their use to inhibit angiogenesis in mammalian cells, tissues, and animals, and particularly the angiogenesis that accompanies tumor development and particularly in humans. Specifically, the present invention relates to compositions comprising the cupredoxin(s), and or peptides that are variants, derivatives or structural equivalents of cupredoxins, which retain the ability to inhibit angiogenesis in mammalian cells, tissues or animals. These compositions may be peptides or pharmaceutical compositions, among others. The compositions of the invention may be used to treat any pathological condition that has as a symptom or cause, inappropriate angiogenesis, and particularly inappropriate angiogenesis related to tumor development." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2012 (13/405,663). 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=83,72,962.PN.&OS=PN/83,72,962&RS=PN/83,72,962 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** UOP Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- UOP, Des Plaines, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,373,014) developed by four co-inventors for a "solid catalyst hydrocarbon alkylation using stacked moving bed radial flow reactors." The co-inventors are Clayton C. Sadler, Arlington Heights, Ill., Mary Jo Wier, Schaumburg, Ill., Laurence O. Stine, Western Springs, Ill., and Christopher Naunheimer, Arlington Heights, Ill.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and processes for the alkylation of a hydrocarbon are provided that utilize a plurality of moving bed radial flow reactors. An olefin injection point can be provided prior to each reactor by providing a mixer that mixes olefin with a hydrocarbon feed, or with the effluent stream from an upstream reactor, to produce a reactor feed stream. Catalyst can be provided from the reaction zone of one reactor to the reaction zone of a downstream reactor through catalyst transfer pipes, and can be regenerated after passing through the reaction zones of the reactors. The moving bed radial flow reactors can be stacked in one or more reactor stacks." The patent application was filed on Dec. 2, 2010 (12/958,737). 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=83,73,014.PN.&OS=PN/83,73,014&RS=PN/83,73,014 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Monsanto Technology Assigned Patent for Plants and Seeds of Corn Variety CH713848 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Monsanto Technology, St. Louis, has been assigned a patent (8,373,034) developed by Slobodan Trifunovic, Sycamore, Ill., for "plants and seeds of corn variety CH713848." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH713848. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH713848, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH713848 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH713848." The patent application was filed on March 31, 2010 (12/751,968). 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=83,73,034.PN.&OS=PN/83,73,034&RS=PN/83,73,034 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Hamilton Sundstrand Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Hamilton Sundstrand, Windsor Locks, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,373,318) developed by Dhaval Patel, Loves Park, Ill., Jan Henry Abels, Rockford, Ill., and Eric J. Cunningham, Winnebago, Ill., for a "terminal lead insulator assembly for wound field synchronous machine." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A terminal lead insulator assembly for use in a wound field synchronous machine has a generally cylindrical skirt extending in a first direction from a radially larger face. The radially larger face is formed with a plurality of radially outwardly extending ears. The ears include central openings for receiving electrical connections. A rotor assembly, a wound field synchronous machine and a method of assembling such a rotor assembly, each of which include the terminal lead insulator assembly as mentioned above, are also disclosed and claimed." The patent application was filed on April 30, 2010 (12/771,065). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,373,318&OS=8,373,318&RS=8,373,318 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Motorola Mobility Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,373,742) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for enhancing and adding context to a video call image." The co-inventors are David J. Wheatley, North Barrington, Ill., Santosh S. Basapur, Hanover Park, Ill., Allyson J. Beuhler, Woodridge, Ill., and Kevin M. Brooks, Malden, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus for enhancing a video image sent from a first terminal of a video-telephony system to a second terminal of the video-telephony system during a video telephony call. An image style is selected at the first terminal and a description of the image style is transmitted from the first terminal to the second terminal. A sequence of video images transmitted from the first terminal to the second terminal is modified by a style generator at the second terminal in accordance with description of the image style before being displayed at the second terminal. The first terminal includes a user interface that controls a style selector to produce the style description that defines the properties or the style such as a cropping region, a border style, an image filter, a background and an animation." The patent application was filed on March 27, 2008 (12/057,044). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,373,742&OS=8,373,742&RS=8,373,742 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Motorola Mobility Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,374,583) developed by Joshua D. Galicia, Schaumburg, Ill., and Binu Abraham, Waukegan, Ill., for a "message format conversion in communications terminals and networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method in a communications terminal, including generating a message in a message format that requires transmission of the message in separate transmissions and packaging the message in a message format other than the message format that requires transmission of the message in separate transmissions if a number of separate transmissions required to transmit the message exceeds a threshold." The patent application was filed on Nov. 10, 2009 (12/615,329). 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=8,374,583.PN.&OS=PN/8,374,583&RS=PN/8,374,583 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Hamilton Sundstrand Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Hamilton Sundstrand, Windsor Locks, Conn., has been assigned a patent (8,374,009) developed by Frank Z. Feng, Loves Park, Ill., and Waleed M. Said, Rockford, Ill., for a "multi-level parallel phase converter." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A multi-level parallel phase power converter has a power source, a converter, and an electrical node. The converter includes multiple converter modules. Each of the converter modules has multiple multi-level power converters, a poly-phase interphase inductor, and a set of poly-phase power summing connections. The summed power of each of the multiple converter modules are connected together to form a single poly-phase power converter." The patent application was filed on March 25, 2010 (12/731,280). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,374,009&OS=8,374,009&RS=8,374,009 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Deere & Co. Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Deere & Co., Moline, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,373,375) developed by Bernard Edwin Romig, Illinois City, Ill., for an "electro-mechanical drive with extended constant power speed range." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention comprise a multi-input range box driven by multiple electric drives. Range shifting involves momentarily increasing the current through all but a given motor, to a level that will carry the entire load, comprising specified constant power. Simultaneously, torque of the given motor is reduced to zero. The given motor is then disconnected from supplying power, is synchronized to the input speed of the new speed range, and is then engaged for the new range. The above sequence is then repeated for each remaining motors, in turn. The motor current is re-equalized for all of the motors, after all the motors have been connected to provide power at the new range. Thus, there is no interruption in power flow during a range shift, and the motors are always used to deliver power, rather than to serve as a brake." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2010 (12/896,486). 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=8,373,375.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,375&RS=PN/8,373,375 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Control Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Control Solutions, Aurora, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,373,550) developed by Michael McKee, Aurora, Ill., Nick Scholtes, Shorewood, Ill., and John Hayden, Aurora, Ill., for a "door assist system controller and method." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A controller for a door system and an associated method of operation for actuating a door. The controller may be electrically coupled with a motor, an outer door switch and an inner door switch. The controller, activates a motor assist and may maintain a desirable current supply to the motor assist. Determining a relative position of the door and determining whether movement of the door is obstructed is performed. The controller actuates the door to an appropriate position and determines whether door operation exceeds a maximum time threshold. The controller may be configured to deactivate the motor assist once the door reaches an appropriate position or the door operation exceeds the maximum time threshold." The patent application was filed on Aug. 20, 2008 (12/194,966). 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=8,373,550.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,550&RS=PN/8,373,550 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Pinpoint Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Pinpoint Technologies, Brookfield, Wis., has been assigned a patent (8,373,562) developed by five co-inventors for an asset tracking system. The co-inventors are Eric T. Heinze, Pewaukee, Wis., Gregg J. Haensgen, Menomonee Falls, Wis., Feng Gao, Buffalo Grove, Ill., Brian Eckelman, Waukesha, Wis., and Wyndham F. Gary Jr., Whitefish Bay, Wis.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An asset tracking system includes a station, transmitting points, and tag units. The tag units can be used for communicating with the transmitting points. The station receives data associated with signal strengths between wireless access points and tag units. The station analyzes the data associated with a number of the transmitting points and determines the location of the tag units." The patent application was filed on July 23, 2008 (12/178,480). 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=8,373,562.PN.&OS=PN/8,373,562&RS=PN/8,373,562 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Motorola Mobility Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Storing a Message for Playback During a User-initiated Emergency Telephone Call from a Wireless Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Motorola Mobility, Libertyville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,374,574) developed by William P. Alberth Jr., Crystal Lake, Ill., Michael D. Kotzin, Buffalo Grove, Ill., and Rob Bero, Spring Grove, Ill., for a "method and apparatus for storing a message for playback during a user-initiated emergency telephone call from a wireless device." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wireless device such as a cellular phone is disclosed. The cellular phone is adapted to store a voice message picked-up by a microphone and store voice data representing the voice message in a memory. The cellular phone is further adapted to initiate a call such as an emergency 911 call in response to a turbo-dial or speed-dial key stroke initiated by the user. The cellular phone transmits the stored voice message, along with position data obtained by an onboard geolocation receiver, when the call is established." The patent application was filed on July 6, 2000 (09/610,768). 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=8,374,574.PN.&OS=PN/8,374,574&RS=PN/8,374,574 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Tellabs Operations Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Tellabs Operations, Naperville, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,374,510) developed by Julia Y. Larikova, Naperville, Ill., and Richard C. Younce, Yorkville, Ill., for a "method and apparatus for polarization stabilization in optical receivers with complex modulation formats." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "High optical communication rates are making their way into networks initially designed for 10 Gigabits per seconds (Gbps). These higher rates of 40 Gbps and higher have shorter signaling periods and are more susceptible to differential group delay (DGD). A method and corresponding apparatus in an example embodiment of the present invention compensates for polarization state sensitivity of a receiver by determining a performance metric relating to an error rate due to transmission and reception of a modulated optical signal in a medium introducing DGD. Based on the performance metric, a control vector is determined to control a polarization state of the modulated optical signal. The control vector is applied to a polarization effecting device to compensate for the DGD and the polarization state sensitivity of the receiver. Communication rates of 40 Gbps and higher can be used in transmission mediums that introduce DGD through use of embodiments presented." The patent application was filed on Aug. 6, 2008 (12/221,697). 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=8,374,510.PN.&OS=PN/8,374,510&RS=PN/8,374,510 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR) Structure ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,373,267) developed by Robert J. Gauthier Jr., Hinesburg, Vt., Junjun Li, Williston, Vt., and Ankit Srivastava, Champaign, Ill., for an "electrostatic discharge (ESD) silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) structure." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A structure includes first and second silicon controlled rectifiers (SCRs) formed in a substrate. The first and the second SCRs each include at least one component commonly shared between the first and the second SCRs." The patent application was filed on Aug. 2, 2011 (13/196,404). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,373,267&OS=8,373,267&RS=8,373,267 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Continental Automotive Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 -- Continental Automotive Systems, Auburn Hills, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,373,266) developed by Iyad Alhayed, Schaumburg, Ill., and Gerry Bianco, Elgin, Ill., for a "heat sink mounted on a vehicle-transmission case." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for dissipating heat from a semiconductor board includes a first substrate including an opening formed therein, a second substrate attached to a surface of the first substrate, and a microchip positioned in the opening and bumped to the second substrate. The system further includes a heat sink directly adhered to the microchip. A method of manufacturing a heat dissipating semiconductor board includes forming an opening in a first substrate and positioning a microchip in the opening. The method further includes directly adhering the microchip to a heat sink, bonding the microchip to a second substrate and boding a surface of the first substrate to the second substrate." The patent application was filed on March 29, 2007 (11/693,280). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,373,266&OS=8,373,266&RS=8,373,266 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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