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[September 19, 2011]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Arizona (Sept. 19)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Arizona.

*** Arizona Inventor Develops Patent for Convertible Towel ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 18 -- Beth Cross, Tempe, Ariz., has developed a patent (8,016,484) for a convertible towel.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A convertible sport and recreational accessory which is easily convertible for use either as a towel or as a tote bag. The planar towel configuration has an elongate, fabric body with a pair of side panels. Two opposed pairs of drawstrings are encased in seams arranged longitudinally and transversely which, when pulled, will form a pouch. The ends of the body and the side panels may be used as a cover or flap extending into the pouch opening or may be tucked into the pouch. Handles are provided for convenience when the combination towel/tote is in the tote mode or configuration." The patent application was filed on July 5, 2007 (11/825,573). 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=80,16,484.PN.&OS=PN/80,16,484&RS=PN/80,16,484 Written by Ruby Maibam; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Precision Shooting Equipment Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- Precision Shooting Equipment, Tucson, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,016,703) developed by four co-inventors for an arrow shaft insert. The co-inventors are David H. Kronengold, Tucson, Ariz., Allen C. Rasor Jr., Marana, Ariz., Kevin Hansen, Tucson, Ariz., and Salvador D. Duran, Tuscon, Ariz.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An archery projectile insert is provided with a rigid hollow tube having a collar at one end and an internally threaded bushing at an opposite end wherein the collar and bushing are cemented within the rigid tube; and wherein the three piece insert, formed into a unitary structure, is inserted into the hollow end of an archery shaft and cemented in place. A projectile tip having a shank and a threaded extension threadedly engages the internally threaded bushing to secure the tip in place to the projectile shaft." The patent application was filed on Aug. 25, 2009 (12/547,234). 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=80,16,703&OS=80,16,703&RS=80,16,703 Written by Rajat Puri; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Gore Enterprise Holdings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- Gore Enterprise Holdings, Newark, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,016,752) developed by four co-inventors for a puncturable catheter. The co-inventors are Joseph R. Armstrong, Flagstaff, Ariz., Edward H. Cully, Flagstaff, Ariz., Keith M. Flury, Flagstaff, Ariz., and Michael J. Vonesh, Flagstaff, Ariz.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A catheter provided with a guidewire catheter lumen having a thin covering that is easily punctured by a guidewire at virtually any desired point along the catheter length. The thin covering may be integral with the catheter shaft, or may be a separate component that covers only the portion of the catheter shaft immediately adjacent the outer portion of the guidewire lumen, or may be a thin tubular construct that surrounds the entire catheter shaft. The covering is preferably relatively translucent, allowing for good visualization of the location of the end of the guidewire to enable puncturing of the covering at the desired location along the length of the catheter shaft. The covering is also preferably tear resistant at puncture sites. The catheter shaft is preferably made of a material having a color that provides good visibility against an operating field, and more preferably is phosphorescent either entirely or in part. Materials suitable for the catheter shaft are polymeric materials well known in the art; the catheter shaft may optionally be provided with metallic stiffening components such as wires or hypotubes along all or part of the catheter length." The patent application was filed on March 28, 2003 (10/402,083). 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=8,016,752&OS=8,016,752&RS=8,016,752 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** High Valley Ranch Properties Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- High Valley Ranch Properties, Ennis, Mont., has been assigned a patent (8,015,623) developed by George E. Lee, Prescott, Ariz., and Erik Philip Ericksen, Ennis, Mont., for a belt extender.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A belt extender for installation on a belt with a removable buckle comprising a main body with a first end and a second end, a metal tab fixedly attached to and extending from a first end of the main body of the belt extender, and a longitudinal slot roughly centrally disposed on the main body of the belt extender. The main body folds over itself at a fold line that extends through the center of the longitudinal slot and is secured in place with snap fasteners to create a folded end. A belt buckle comprising a tongue and a frame is installed on the folded end of the belt extender by sliding the frame of the belt buckle over the second end of the belt extender and inserting the tongue through the longitudinal slot prior to folding. The metal tab is inserted into a longitudinal slot on the buckle end of the belt strap and rotated so that the main body of the belt extender is aligned with the belt strap on the buckle end of the belt." The patent application was filed on March 17, 2009 (12/405,981). 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=8015623.PN.&OS=PN/8015623&RS=PN/8015623 Written by Ankresh Ranjan; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Corning Gilbert Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- Corning Gilbert, Glendale, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,016,612) developed by Donald Andrew Burris, Peoria, Ariz., and William Bernard Lutz, Glendale, Ariz., for a "locking ratcheting torque aid." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A torque aid for a coaxial connector is provided. The torque aid has a tubular grip element and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism is moveable from a first position to a second position. When the locking mechanism is in the first position, rotation of the torque aid is inhibited in at least one direction. When the locking mechanism is in the second position, the torque aid is rotatable in either the clockwise or counterclockwise direction." The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2009 (12/604,020). 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=8,016,612.PN.&OS=PN/8,016,612&RS=PN/8,016,612 Written by Anjali Jha; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Shinko Electric Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- Shinko Electric Industries, Nagano, Japan, has been assigned a patent (8,017,503) developed by four co-inventors for a "manufacturing method of semiconductor package." The co-inventors are Kiyoshi Oi, Nagano, Japan, Toru Hizume, Nagano, Japan, Fumimasa Katagiri, Tempe, Ariz., and Akihiko Tateiwa, Nagano, Japan.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A manufacturing method includes forming a semi-cured insulation layer made of a photosensitive material on a supporting body; forming an opening part in the insulation layer by a photolithography method, the opening part being configured to expose the supporting body; arranging a semiconductor chip on the insulation layer so that a position of an electrode of the semiconductor chip is consistent with a position of the opening part, and curing the insulation layer; forming sealing resin on a surface of the insulation layer at the semiconductor chip side, the sealing resin being configured to seal the semiconductor chip; removing the supporting body; and providing a wiring layer on a surface of the insulation layer opposite to the semiconductor chip side, the wiring layer being electrically connected to the electrode exposed in the opening part, so that a wiring structural body including the insulation layer and the wiring layer is formed." The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2010 (12/890,871). 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=8,017,503.PN.&OS=PN/8,017,503&RS=PN/8,017,503 Written by Anjali Jha; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Synventive Molding Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- Synventive Molding Solutions, Peabody, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,016,581) developed by five co-inventors for an "injection molding flow control apparatus." The co-inventors are Michael Vasapoli, Gloucester, Mass., Sergio Antunes, Scottsdale, Ariz., Mark Moss, Boxford, Mass., Christopher W. Lee, Beverly, Mass., and Mark Doyle, Newburyport, Mass.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus for controlling the rate of flow of fluid material from an injection molding machine to a mold cavity, the apparatus comprising: a manifold receiving the injected fluid material and having a delivery channel that delivers the fluid material to the mold cavity; a bushing or insert or plug mounted in an aperture in the manifold having a rate flow control channel communicating with the delivery channel of the manifold; a pin having a flow control member; the pin being adapted for back and forth axial movement within the rate flow control channel wherein a surface of the flow control member is controllably engageable or sealable against an interior surface area portion of the rate flow control channel of the bushing or insert or plug." The patent application was filed on Sept. 29, 2008 (12/239,922). 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=8,016,581.PN.&OS=PN/8,016,581&RS=PN/8,016,581 Written by Anjali Jha; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Virtra Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- Virtra Systems, Tempe, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,016,594) developed by Robert D. Ferris, Mesa, Ariz., and Roger D. Malin, Peoria, Ariz., for a "method of training utilizing a threat fire simulation system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A threat fire simulation system (40) for simulating a projectile impacting a user (26) includes an electrical impulse element (44) configured for physical contact with the user (26). A controller (42) is in communication with the electrical impulse element (44). The controller (42) enables receipt of a signal (54) for activating electrical impulse element (44) to deliver a non-disabling electrical pulse (46) to the user (26). The electrical pulse (46) simulates an impact of the projectile on the user (26)." The patent application was filed on Dec. 21, 2009 (12/643,097). 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=8,016,594.PN.&OS=PN/8,016,594&RS=PN/8,016,594 Written by Anjali Jha; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Straus Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- Sandy Helene Straus, Tucson, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,016,416) developed by Sandy Helene Straus, for an "automatic system and methods for measuring and evaluating at least one of mass vision, cognition, knowledge, operation skills, and the like." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Integrating automatic systems and methods for rapid and objective mass tests, evaluations, measurements, screenings, trainings, or any combination thereof are realized. In a preferred embodiment, a multifunctional system, constructed in the form of preferably a unitary housing, contains automatic methods such as those for evaluation and measurement of at least one of cognition, operation skills, vision, or the like. Authentication identification data of examinees may be processed according to at least one device-dependent process, which may be specific to particular manufacturers, device classes, or other partitioning schemes. The data may be iced, stored in a repository, and utilized for at least one of clinical, educational, medical, military, security, or transport purposes, such as controlling the issuance, restriction, or confiscation of one's license, or ability to operate a vehicle in motion. Automatic systems and methods are paramount to promoting safety and uniformity of testing." The patent application was filed on Jan. 17, 2006 (11/333,953). 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=8,016,416.PN.&OS=PN/8,016,416&RS=PN/8,016,416 Written by Ankita Das; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Arizona Inventor Develops Patent for Spin Lock ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- Niels C. Roberts, Scottsdale, Ariz., has developed a patent (8,016,535) for a spin lock.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wheel lock device wherein a locking lug nut is threadably engaged on a vehicle wheel. A security sleeve is removably secured over the hex portion of the lug nut preventing unauthorized engagement and removal thereof. A retainment fastener secures the security sleeve to the modified lug nut by an integrated removal and placement rotational key tool." The patent application was filed on April 17, 2009 (12/386,370). 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=8,016,535.PN.&OS=PN/8,016,535&RS=PN/8,016,535 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

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