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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Maryland (Dec. 4)

[December 04, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Maryland (Dec. 4)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 4 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Maryland.

*** Maryland Inventor Develops Patent for System and Method for Monitoring Protective Garments ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 4 -- Richard Deutsch, Annapolis, Md., has developed a patent (8,320,634) for a "system and method for monitoring protective garments." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The wearing of required medical garments by caregivers and other persons is detected through the use of a digital imaging system and methods that employ digital imaging. The medical garments include colors, symbols or other features that allow them to be identified by the system. A moving object within an isolation room or other area requiring the wearing of medical garments is detected. Various stages of processing confirm that the moving object is indeed a person and that the person is wearing the required medical garments. In order to enhance the digital imaging procedure, the person may be instructed to move to a selected position." The patent application was filed on July 6, 2010 (12/803,769). 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=8,320,634&OS=8,320,634&RS=8,320,634 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.



*** National Trust and Fiduciary Services Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 4 -- National Trust and Fiduciary Services, St. Thomas, Virgin, has been assigned a patent (8,321,318) developed by Glen Armand, Warrenton, Va., and Lawrence J. Eisenberg, Gaithersburg, Md., for a "system and method for facilitating the funding and administration of a long term investement or retirement trust." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The funding and administration of a long term investment and/or retirement trust for a minor child or minor children are facilitated by the present invention. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a system and method for the real-time, interactive, dynamic modeling and goal-solving for the pre-funding of a retirement benefit account specific to a minor child. In another embodiment, the present invention provides a system and method for the input of user variables specific to the requirements necessary for the real-time production of trust documents necessary and specific to the purpose of establishing a funded pre-retirement trust for a minor child." The patent application was filed on May 19, 2006 (11/437,364). 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=8,321,318&OS=8,321,318&RS=8,321,318 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Corning MobileAccess Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 4 -- Corning MobileAccess, Airport City, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,320,957) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system for real time control of an active antenna over a distributed antenna system." The co-inventors are Ofer Saban, Arlington, Va., Isaac Shapira, Petach Tikva, Israel, Dror Harel, Hod Hasharon, Israel, and Igor Berlin, Potomac, Md.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and system suitable for supporting wireless medical telemetry services (WMTS) on a Distributed Antenna System (DAS). A DAS can provide wireless services including voice and data services using the same equipment. WMTS systems can include one or more active antenna units controlled by the MTS access point. The DAS includes control channels for transferring the MTS control and status information between the MTS access point and the antenna. The control channels can be transferred over a separate cable, or transferred using one or more intermediate frequency signals transferred over existing cables DAS between the MTS access point and the antenna. The control channels can be used to configure and control and receive status from the managed components of the DAS including active antennas, control the amplifiers used to process TDD signals, and control the switching of the diversity antenna systems." The patent application was filed on April 5, 2012 (13/439,946). 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=8,320,957&OS=8,320,957&RS=8,320,957 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Rambus International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 4 -- Rambus International, Cayman Islands, has been assigned a patent (8,317,368) developed by Jeffery R. Parker, Richfield, Ohio, and Timothy A. McCollum, Thurmont, Md., for "light redirecting films including intersecting optical elements with flat and curved surfaces." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Light redirecting film including a thin optically transparent substrate having a pattern of individual optical elements of well-defined shape on at least one surface that are quite small relative to the length and width of the surface. At least some of the optical elements have at least one flat surface and at least one curved surface, and intersecting each other over an intersection volume of the intersecting optical elements." The patent application was filed on March 17, 2010 (12/726,017). 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=83,17,368.PN.&OS=PN/83,17,368&RS=PN/83,17,368 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Maryland Inventor Develops Patent for Suspended Gun Rest ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 4 -- James W. Saunders III, Gaithersburg, Md., has developed a patent (8,316,572) for a suspended gun rest.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The suspended gun rest includes a pivoting arm adjustably mounted to a rigid support by a mount. The mount comprises an L-shaped bracket having a mounting hole and three holes for adjustment screws. A cradle is provided, the cradle including two strings, a string routing system, a locking mechanism and a spindle. A hook is connected to one end of the pivoting arm. The two strings are connected to the spindle and routed through the cradle by the routing system and attached to the hook on the pivoting arm." The patent application was filed on June 13, 2011 (13/159,294). 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=83,16,572.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,572&RS=PN/83,16,572 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Maryland Inventor Develops Patent for Air-cushioned Bag with Electro-mechanical Devices for Safely and Securely Transporting Objects ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 4 -- Angadbir Singh Salwan, Potomac, Md., has developed a patent (8,319,630) for an "air-cushioned bag with electro-mechanical devices for safely and securely transporting objects." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An air-cushioned bag for safely and securely transporting objects (9) is comprised of a housing (1) to store objects (9), an electric pump (3), a pressure sensor (6) and an electrical power source (5). The housing walls are filled with air to different pre-determined pressure values depending on the types of objects (9) to provide safe transportation. The bag also has an electronic controller (12), a unique electronic ID, an electronic lock (10), a remote control (14), an explosive sensor (19) and a GPS device (16). The unique electronic ID and the explosive sensor (19) facilitate secure transportation of the bag. The bag can be remotely tracked during transportation with the remote control (14) or a computer equipped with a GPS tracking system." The patent application was filed on March 2, 2012 (13/411,391). 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=8,319,630.PN.&OS=PN/8,319,630&RS=PN/8,319,630 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Maryland Inventor Develops Patent for Insect Electrocution Device with Counter ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 4 -- James E. Devane, Clinton, Md., has developed a patent (8,319,649) for an "insect electrocution device with counter." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An electronic insect electrocution device with an integral display and counting means that displays the number of discharges, or "zapped" insects is herein disclosed. The device comprises a lamp enclosed within an enclosure comprising series of alternating grids energized by a voltage increasing device, which electrocutes any insects that fly towards the lamp. A numeric digital display is provided on the top of the enclosure and reflects the current number of discharges or killed insects. The counter is provided with an input signal that detects the voltage fluctuation of the grid every time an insect is killed. This detection circuit drives a counting circuit which interfaces with the counter. It is reset every time the unit is unplugged." The patent application was filed on March 2, 2010 (12/715,944). 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=8,319,649.PN.&OS=PN/8,319,649&RS=PN/8,319,649 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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