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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Nov. 13)

[November 13, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Nov. 13)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Massachusetts.

*** GI Dynamics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- GI Dynamics, Lexington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,303,669) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract." The co-inventors are John C. Meade, Mendon, Mass., Andy H. Levine, Newton, Mass., David A. Melanson, Hudson, N.H., and John F. Cvinar, Winchester, Mass.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to an anchor configured for minimally-invasive implantation and sized to remain securely positioned within at least a portion of the gastrointestinal tract of an animal. The anchor includes a radial spring formed from an elongated resilient member shaped into an annular wave pattern about a central axis. The anchor defines a central lumen and provides an outward radial force, while allowing for substantial flexure about its perimeter. The anchor is generally removable, but can include fasteners, such as barbs, to further secure it to the surrounding anatomy. In some embodiments, the anchor includes a connector coupling a fixed portion to a removable portion. Further, the anchor can be used to secure a medical device within the body, such as a flexible sleeve within the intestine." The patent application was filed on Sept. 13, 2010 (12/880,631). 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=8,303,669&OS=8,303,669&RS=8,303,669 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Stellar Devices Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Stellar Devices, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,303,655) developed by Ayhan Basoglu, Pittsfield, Mass., and Richard Albert Vanegas, New York, for an "ocular implant iris diaphragm." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An ocular implant alters iris color for medical and cosmetic purposes and is made of an inert, nontoxic, foldable and preferably permeable to fluid flow material. It is an annular non-planar structure that fits over the iris yet leaves the natural lens uncovered and extends approximately to the iridocorneal angle. Two different kinds of arc sections of a non-uniform thickness make up the structure: passage arc sections and support arc sections. The passage arc sections permit humor aqueous flow under the implant. The support arc sections make contact with the iris and provide the necessary support for the passage arc sections. Auricles extend from the support arc sections and are configured to hold the implant in place by engaging the eye at the iridocorneal angle. The implant may include an artificial lens, a limbal ring, and various means to anchor for the artificial lens." The patent application was filed on March 7, 2011 (13/041,714). 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=8,303,655&OS=8,303,655&RS=8,303,655 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Massachusetts Inventor Develops Patent for Methods and Compositions of [32P]-labeled Adenine Nucleotides for the Treatment of Atherosclerosis, Vascular Arterial Diseases and Coronary Artery Diseases ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Eliezer Rapaport, Belmont, Mass., has developed a patent (8,303,934) for "methods and compositions of [32P]-labeled adenine nucleotides for the treatment of atherosclerosis, vascular arterial diseases and coronary artery diseases." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for the treatment of atherosclerosis. The method includes the administration of a 32P-labeled agent as a beta emitter, such as 32P-labeled ATP or other 32P-labeled adenine nucleotides, whereby the 32P-labeled agent seeks and then permeates the atherosclerotic plaque en bloc without prior degradation. The accumulation of the 32P-labeled agent in the atherosclerotic plaque is achieved at time points whereby the 32P-labeled agent is cleared from the blood. Thus, radionuclide-labeled adenine nucleotides accumulate with high specificity in atherosclerotic lesions and in the heart. The beta particles (electrons) emitted by the 32P-label have a maximal path distance of about 0.5 cm and their energy preferentially destroy cells present in the atherosclerotic plaque without affecting vessel integrity or inducing arterial thrombosis." The patent application was filed on July 18, 2011 (13/185,083). 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=8,303,934.PN.&OS=PN/8,303,934&RS=PN/8,303,934 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Saint-Gobain Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes Europeen Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Saint-Gobain Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes Europeen, Courbevoie, France, has been assigned a patent (8,303,889) developed by five co-inventors for a "method for making a SiC based ceramic porous body." The co-inventors are Yves Marcel Leon Boussant-Roux, Montfavet, France, Ana-Maria Popa, Cavaillon, France, Stephen D. Hartline, Shrewsbury, Mass., Jostein Mosby, Mosby, Norway, and Sjur Vidar Velken, Kristiansand, Norway.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention relates to a process for fabrication of a porous refractory ceramic product made from SiC, by heat treatment and sintering at high temperature, starting from a fraction of fine particles of SiC and from a fraction of larger-sized particles of SiC, said process being characterized in that, in a step preliminary to the heat treatment and to the sintering at high temperature, the finest particles of SiC are agglomerated then, in a second step, the granules thus obtained are added to the SiC powder with particles of larger size. The invention also relates to a porous body made from recrystallized SiC in an essentially .alpha. form, in particular a particulate filter for automobile application, obtained by such a process." The patent application was filed on Jan. 28, 2008 (12/524,576). 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=8,303,889.PN.&OS=PN/8,303,889&RS=PN/8,303,889 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Tokyo Electron Assigned Patent for High Throughput Processing System for Chemical Treatment and Thermal Treatment and Method of Operating ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Tokyo Electron, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,303,716) developed by Jay R. Wallace, Danvers, Mass., and Thomas Hamelin, Georgetown, Mass., for a "high throughput processing system for chemical treatment and thermal treatment and method of operating." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A high throughput processing system having a chemical treatment system and a thermal treatment system for processing a plurality of substrates is described. The chemical treatment system is configured to chemically treat a plurality of substrates in a dry, non-plasma environment. The thermal treatment system is configured to thermally treat a plurality of substrates chemically treated in the chemical treatment system." The patent application was filed on July 31, 2008 (12/183,828). 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=8,303,716.PN.&OS=PN/8,303,716&RS=PN/8,303,716 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Assigned Patent for Semiconductor Diodes Fabricated by Aspect Ratio Trapping with Coalesced Films ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, has been assigned a patent (8,304,805) developed by Anthony J. Lochtefeld, Ipswich, Mass., for a "semiconductor diodes fabricated by aspect ratio trapping with coalesced films." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A photonic device comprises a substrate and a dielectric material including two or more openings that expose a portion of the substrate, the two or more openings each having an aspect ratio of at least 1. A bottom diode material comprising a compound semiconductor material that is lattice mismatched to the substrate occupies the two or more openings and is coalesced above the two or more openings to form the bottom diode region. The device further includes a top diode material and an active diode region between the top and bottom diode materials." The patent application was filed on Jan. 8, 2010 (12/684,499). 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=8,304,805.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,805&RS=PN/8,304,805 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Agennix Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Agennix, Heidelberg, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,304,418) developed by Arthur F. Kluge, Lincoln, Mass., for a pyrazolopyrimidinone kinase inhibitor.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a novel pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidin-4-one, specifically a derivative of 1-(pyridine-4-yl)-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidin-4-one. This compound is a kinase inhibitor that shows unexpected anti-proliferative activity against cells, including against tumor cells, and anti-tumor activity in xenograft tumor models. The compound or a suitable salt or prodrug thereof is useful for the treatment of individuals suffering from a cancer or another proliferative disorder or disease." The patent application was filed on May 28, 2008 (12/602,021). 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=8,304,418.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,418&RS=PN/8,304,418 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** ATI Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- ATI Technologies, Markham, Ontario, Canada, has been assigned a patent (8,305,382) developed by Laurent Lefebvre, Lachenaie, Canada, Andrew Gruber, Arlington, Mass., and Stephen Morein, Cambridge, Mass., for a "multi-thread graphics processing system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A graphics processing system comprises at least one memory device storing a plurality of pixel command threads and a plurality of vertex command threads. An arbiter coupled to the at least one memory device is provided that selects a command thread from either the plurality of pixel or vertex command threads based on relative priorities of the plurality of pixel command threads and the plurality of vertex command threads. The selected command thread is provided to a command processing engine capable of processing pixel command threads and vertex command threads." The patent application was filed on Oct. 5, 2011 (13/253,473). 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=8,305,382.PN.&OS=PN/8,305,382&RS=PN/8,305,382 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Dow Global Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Dow Global Technologies, Midland, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,304,583) developed by Glenn A. Miller, South Charleston, W.Va., Jeffrey S. Sawrey, Westford, Mass., and Christopher W. Derstine, Midland, Mich., for a "hydrogenation of aliphatic dialdehydes to aliphatic diols." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A process of hydrogenating an aliphatic dialdehyde, preferably, a C.sub.6-C.sub.16 alicyclic dicarboxaldehyde, to form an aliphatic diol, preferably, a C.sub.6-C.sub.16 alicyclic diol, most preferably, cis/trans-(1,3)(1,4)-cyclohexanedimethanol. The process involves contacting one or more aliphatic dialdehydes in a liquid phase with hydrogen in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst in a hydrogenation zone and in the presence of water in an amount equal to or greater than 10 weight percent, based on the weight of the total liquid feed to the hydrogenation. The alicyclic dicarboxaldehyde is preferably prepared via hydroformylation of an olefin with subsequent extraction of the alicyclic dicarboxaldehyde product from the hydroformylation product fluid." The patent application was filed on Aug. 21, 2008 (12/674,933). 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=8,304,583.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,583&RS=PN/8,304,583 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Massachusetts Inventors Develop Patent for Method for the Eradication of Pathogens Including S. Aureus and Antibiotic Resistant Microbes from the Upper Respiratory Tract of Mammals and for Inhibiting the Activation of Immune Cells ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Jack Howard Kessler, Southborough, Mass., and James Carlton Richards, Sudbury, Mass., have developed a patent (8,303,994) for a "method for the eradication of pathogens including S. aureus and antibiotic resistant microbes from the upper respiratory tract of mammals and for inhibiting the activation of immune cells." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for killing or substantially eradicating a pathogen in the upper respiratory tract of a mammal is disclosed. The method comprises generating molecular iodine (I2) in situ using an oxidant-reductant reaction with a minimum concentration of at least about 25 ppm of I2 and I2 comprises at least 40% of the total iodine atoms. A method for inhibiting superantigens using molecular iodine is also disclosed." The patent application was filed on June 22, 2006 (11/473,759). 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=8,303,994.PN.&OS=PN/8,303,994&RS=PN/8,303,994 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Nicox Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Nicox, France, has been assigned a patent (8,304,409) developed by thirteen co-inventors for a "nitrosated nonsteroidal antiinflammatory compounds, compositions and methods of use." The co-inventors are Richard A. Earl, Westford, Mass., Maiko Ezawa, Acton, Mass., Xinqin Fang, Lexington, Mass., David S. Garvey, Dover, Mass., Ricky D. Gaston, Malden, Mass., Subhash P. Khanapure, Clinton, Mass., L. Gordon Letts, Dover, Mass., Chia-En Lin, Concord, Mass., Ramani R. Ranatunge, Lexington, Mass., Stewart K. Richardson, Tolland, Conn., Joseph D. Schroeder, Minneapolis, Cheri A. Stevenson, Haverhill, Mass., and Shiow-Jyi Wey, Billerica, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The invention describes novel nitrosated nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, and novel compositions comprising at least one nitrosated NSAID, and, optionally, at least one compound that donates, transfers or releases nitric oxide, stimulates endogenous synthesis of nitric oxide, elevates endogenous levels of endothelium-derived relaxing factor or is a substrate for nitric oxide synthase, and/or at least one therapeutic agent. The invention also provides novel compositions comprising at least one nitrosated NSAID, and at least one compound that donates, transfers or releases nitric oxide, elevates endogenous levels of endothelium-derived relaxing factor, stimulates endogenous synthesis of nitric oxide or is a substrate for nitric oxide synthase and/or at least one therapeutic agent. The invention also provides novel kits comprising at least one nitrosated NSAID, and, optionally, at least one nitric oxide donor and/or at least one therapeutic agent. The invention also provides methods for treating inflammation, pain and fever; for treating gastrointestinal disorders; for facilitating wound healing; for treating and/or preventing gastrointestinal, renal and/or respiratory toxicities resulting from the use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory compounds; for treating inflammatory disease states and/or disorders; and for treating and/or preventing ophthalmic diseases and/or disorders." The patent application was filed on Dec. 11, 2009 (12/636,329). 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=8,304,409.PN.&OS=PN/8,304,409&RS=PN/8,304,409 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Massachusetts Inventor Develops Patent for Methods for Treating Psychiatric Disorders Using Light Energy ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Fredric Schiffer, Wellesley, Mass., has developed a patent (8,303,636) for "methods for treating psychiatric disorders using light energy." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods for treating psychiatric disorders using light energy are disclosed herein. A method for treating psychiatric disorders using light energy includes determining which hemisphere of the brain requires treatment using lateral visual field stimulation (LVFS) and applying light energy to the hemisphere of the brain to treat the psychiatric disorder other than depression. In an embodiment, light energy may include near infrared light (NIR). The methods of the present disclosure may be used to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders. In an embodiment, the methods may be used to treat a psychiatric disorder co-morbid with depression." The patent application was filed on May 26, 2012 (13/481,820). 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=8,303,636.PN.&OS=PN/8,303,636&RS=PN/8,303,636 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Tokyo Electron Assigned Patent for High Throughput Thermal Treatment System and Method of Operating ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Tokyo Electron, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,303,715) developed by Thomas Hamelin, Georgetown, Mass., Arthur H. Laflamme Jr., Rowley, Mass., and Gregory R. Whyman, West Newbury, Mass., for a "high throughput thermal treatment system and method of operating." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A high throughput thermal treatment system for processing a plurality of substrates is described. The thermal treatment system is configured to thermally treat a plurality of substrates chemically treated in a dry, non-plasma environment." The patent application was filed on July 31, 2008 (12/183,763). 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=8,303,715.PN.&OS=PN/8,303,715&RS=PN/8,303,715 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** IBM International Group Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- IBM International Group, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has been assigned a patent (8,302,861) developed by Sanjeev Siotia, South Borough, Mass., Nitin Kapoor, Somerville, Mass., and Suresh K. Damodaran, Acton, Mass., for a "system and method for maintaining inventory management records based on demand." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A computer implemented system and method for managing inventory includes determining a value for a parameter indicative of a response time associated with at least one transaction for an item of inventory. In conjunction with executing any particular transaction, an inventory update method is selected from a plurality of inventory update methods based at least in part on the determined value. A record indicative of an inventory level of the item is modified according to the selected inventory update method. A first inventory update method alters a locked inventory record and a second inventory update method alters a freely accessible proxy for the locked inventory record." The patent application was filed on May 22, 2007 (11/752,140). 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=83,02,861.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,861&RS=PN/83,02,861 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Massachusetts Inventors Develop Patent for Insulated Support for Electric Conductors, Finger Grip, and Method of Making Same ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Dale Derrig, Greenfield, Mass., and Jeffrey S. Roy, Greenfield, Mass., have developed a patent (8,303,226) for an "insulated support for electric conductors, finger grip, and method of making same." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A manufacturing method and device for supporting conductors. Using a non-metallic insulating material extending beyond one or both parallel legs of a staple the thumb and forefinger may grip this extension while the staple is being driven into a supporting structure. This finger grip allows for a small, insulated staple to be held with increased safety to thumb and forefinger during penetration of staple into support." The patent application was filed on Oct. 18, 2010 (12/906,725). 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=83,03,226.PN.&OS=PN/83,03,226&RS=PN/83,03,226 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Georgia, Massachusetts Inventors Develop Patent for Display System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Randy Pender, Woodbury, Ga., and Van Stry Erik, Winchester, Mass., have developed a patent (8,302,339) for a display system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A display system utilizing a graphics box as a primary component is disclosed. The graphics box greatly increases the flexibility and aesthetic appeal of displayed graphics cards. The ability to mass produce the graphics box, use multiple graphics boxes to deliver displays of different size and information content and, especially, the ability to reuse the graphics boxes, means that costs of the disclosed display system are relatively low and are achievable without a decrease in the aesthetic appeal of the entire display. Structures for supporting the graphics box to further increase the flexibility of the display system are also disclosed." The patent application was filed on July 23, 2008 (12/220,250). 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=83,02,339.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,339&RS=PN/83,02,339 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Massachusetts Inventor Develops Patent for Breast Cancer Recovery Garment ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Catherine McGrath, North Andover, Mass., has developed a patent (8,302,214) for a "breast cancer recovery garment." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The breast-cancer recovery system comprises a breast cancer recovery garment, an organizational subsystem and a needs kit. The breast cancer recovery garment comprises a body portion defining an opening, positioned, configured and dimensioned to allow the performance of a breast cancer treatment procedure and a closure device suitable for closing the opening when a procedure is not being performed. The body portion of the garment defines the elongated pocket proximate the bottom edge, extending along the bottom edge and defines slits in at least one of the sleeves. The body portion of the recovery garment comprises of a warm material and/or of decorative pattern. The organizational subsystem comprises a frame configured to support a plurality of color-coded files, and marked with identification tabs which relate to breast cancer patient needs, and customized medical information. A breast cancer patient needs kit comprises a basket-like container, a canvas tote bag, a canvas tote bag with a zipper closure, or a basket and clear wrap around it, at least one drug and/or medication and at least one edible item." The patent application was filed on July 20, 2010 (12/839,709). 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=83,02,214.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,214&RS=PN/83,02,214 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Massachusetts Institute of Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,302,580) developed by Daniel R. Cohn, Cambridge, Mass., John B. Heywood, Newtonville, Mass., and Leslie Bromberg, Sharon, Mass., for a "fuel management system for variable ethanol octane enhancement of gasoline engines." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Fuel management system for efficient operation of a spark ignition gasoline engine. Injectors inject an anti-knock agent such as ethanol directly into a cylinder of the engine. A fuel management microprocessor system controls injection of the anti-knock agent so as to control knock and minimize that amount of the anti-knock agent that is used in a drive cycle. It is preferred that the anti-knock agent is ethanol. The use of ethanol can be further minimized by injection in a non-uniform manner within a cylinder. The ethanol injection suppresses knock so that higher compression ratio and/or engine downsizing from increased turbocharging or supercharging can be used to increase the efficiency of the engine." The patent application was filed on Feb. 8, 2012 (13/368,382). 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=83,02,580.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,580&RS=PN/83,02,580 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Massachusetts Inventor Develops Patent for Surgical Appliance Post Clamp for Surgical Tables ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Peter Schuerch, Quincy, Mass., has developed a patent (8,302,921) for a "surgical appliance post clamp for surgical tables." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A clamp for securing a surgical appliance post to a rail mounted on the side of a surgical table which clamp may be placed over and on the rail at any desired location by providing the clamp body with a passageway transverse the body of the clamp and parallel to the rail, the passageway having a lip on one edge of a width about the dimension of the rail for engaging the backside of the rail, and the passageway having a width greater than the rail on the opposite edge. A clamping device such as a screw or cam is mounted on the outermost portion of the clamp and is arranged to engage and secure the post as well as bind the clamp body to the rail. Additionally, the clamping arrangement of one of the preferred embodiments provides a means by which an appliance post may be gripped at any chosen angle rather than limited to a fixed orientation." The patent application was filed on May 21, 2010 (12/800,677). 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=83,02,921.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,921&RS=PN/83,02,921 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Koninklijke Philips Electronics Assigned Patent for Air Handling Luminaire ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, has been assigned a patent (8,303,132) developed by William C. Fabbri, Barnstead, N.H., and Roy B. Crane, Wilmington, Mass., for an air handling luminaire.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An air-handling luminaire comprises a recessed troffer housing having a first pair of opposed walls and a second pair of opposed walls, the housing having a light output opening and a lens extending across the light output opening, at least one of the walls of the first pair of opposed walls and the second pair of opposed walls being substantially vertical and having at least one flow through opening for fluid communication from a volume beneath the recessed troffer housing to a plenum above the recessed troffer housing and, a rail extending from near a lower edge of the recessed troffer housing upwardly within the recessed troffer housing and adjacent the at least one flow through and concealing the at least one flow through opening." The patent application was filed on March 4, 2011 (13/040,857). 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=83,03,132.PN.&OS=PN/83,03,132&RS=PN/83,03,132 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum fuer Material- und Kuestenforschung Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum fuer Material- und Kuestenforschung, Geesthacht, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,303,625) developed by Andreas Lendlein, Berlin, and Robert S. Langer, Newton, Mass., for a "biodegradable shape memory polymeric sutures." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described herein are a group of degradable, thermoplastic polymers, which are able to change their shape after an increase in temperature. Their shape memory capability enables bulky implants to be placed in the body through small incisions or to perform complex mechanical deformations automatically. The shape memory polymers are preferably biocompatible and can be biodegradable or non-degradable polymers. Preferably, the biodegradable polymer has a linear degradation rate. In a specifically preferred embodiment, the suture is formed of biodegradable polymer capable of forming a self-tightening knot. In a most preferred embodiment, the suture is used to close a wound or body scission." The patent application was filed on April 18, 2003 (10/419,323). 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=8,303,625.PN.&OS=PN/8,303,625&RS=PN/8,303,625 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Stryker Leibinger Assigned Patent for Syringe ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Stryker Leibinger, Germany, hase been assigned a patent (8,303,599) developed by Brian Hess, Charlestown, Mass., and Matthew E. Murphy, Pembrokestown, Ireland, for a syringe.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A stand for use with a syringe is structured to engage a portion of the syringe in order to maintain the syringe in an upright position. The stand may include an aperture structured to engage the nozzle or the plunger of the syringe. Another embodiment of the stand may include a protrusion structured to engage the proximal end of the syringe, or a clip structured to engage a handle of the syringe. The stand may include a package portion having compartments for holding various components, such as components of a bone cement preparation kit. The proximal and distal portions of the barrel of the syringe may be separable to provide an opening into the barrel through which an injectable material may be inserted. The plunger of the syringe may also include a plunger rod removably affixed to the plunger tip." The patent application was filed on Sept. 22, 2010 (12/887,663). 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=8,303,599.PN.&OS=PN/8,303,599&RS=PN/8,303,599 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Massachusetts Inventor Develops Patent for Method and System for Providing Travel Time Information ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Edward H. Nortrup, Stoneham, Mass., has developed a patent (8,306,746) for a "method and system for providing travel time information." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Location technologies are combined with other information systems to provide augmented information for individuals such as a traveler in an automobile." The patent application was filed on July 28, 2010 (12/844,925). 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=8,306,746&OS=8,306,746&RS=8,306,746 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** NVIDIA International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- NVIDIA International, St. Michael, Barbados, has been assigned a patent (8,306,998) developed by eight co-inventors for a "method for sending an electronic message utilizing connection information and recipient information." The co-inventors are Quinton Y. Zondervan, Boston, Umair A. Khan, Fremont, Calif., Gregory Harman, Cambridge, Mass., Salman Akhtar, Fremont, Calif., Muhammad Raza, Woburn, Mass., Muhammad Ata Ul Haleem Vaince, Lahore, Pakistan, Dmitriy V. Yepishin, Fremont, Calif., and Asad A. Zaidi, Newark, Calif.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method comprises displaying a mail server information screen, and receiving connection information via the mail server information screen. Further, the method comprises displaying an address page, and receiving recipient information via the address page. In addition, the method comprises displaying a content page, and receiving content in the content page. Additionally, an electronic mail message having the content is compiled, and the electronic mail message is sent to a recipient utilizing the connection information and recipient information." The patent application was filed on Nov. 21, 2007 (11/944,048). 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=8,306,998&OS=8,306,998&RS=8,306,998 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Software Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Software, Darmstadt, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,307,054) developed by Robert L. Tiberio Jr., Sutton, Mass., for "systems and/or methods for location transparent routing and execution of processes." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The example embodiments disclosed herein relate to networks and, more particularly, to systems and/or methods that enable processes to be routed and/or executed in a distributed, location transparent manner. A process engine for use across instances of a service-oriented integration server is provided to a network having a messaging layer. The process engine executes a process in accordance with a process model defined at design time. Each instance of the process engine comprises runtime artifacts such as deployable units of executable logic; a publishing service for publishing a process transition document (PTD) that includes routing data as a part of the message itself; a subscription service for subscribing to the PTDs to be routed to the corresponding instance of the process engine; and a filtering service for filtering other PTDs published to the messaging layer. The messaging layer includes a first queue to process PTDs that trigger new process instances, and a second queue to accommodate transitions between steps of the process model. After a step in the process model is executed, the publishing service publishes a new PTD to cause a next step in the process model to be executed." The patent application was filed on Aug. 30, 2007 (11/896,312). 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=8307054&OS=8307054&RS=8307054 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Vistaprint Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 -- Vistaprint Technologies, Hamilton, Bermuda, has been assigned a patent (8,305,631) developed by Jay T. Moody, Wayland, Mass., Koen J.M. Dijks, Herten, The Netherlands, and Jacob A. Hyman, Cambridge, Mass., for "image processing to reduce image printing time based on image dimension and print pass thresholds of print apparatus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method is provided for processing an image to optimize print time of the image by a print apparatus based on the size of the image to be printed and the print pass thresholds of the print apparatus. A dimension of the image corresponding to the dimension along the sub-scanning axis of the image as it will be printed by the print apparatus is obtained, along with the corresponding number of print passes required to print the image. An analysis is performed to determine whether the size of the image could be reduced to require one less print pass by the print apparatus in printing the reduced image based on the proximity of the determined dimension to the range of dimensions that will result in one less print pass by the print apparatus. If the size of the image may be reduced such that the image could be printed in one less print pass while also meeting optional criteria such as enforcement of a maximum image reduction threshold, the image is scaled prior to printing to reduce the number of print passes performed by the print apparatus in printing the image." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2008 (12/243,563). 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=8,305,631&OS=8,305,631&RS=8,305,631 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

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