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Laypeople Hurting Hydrology on Patenting Affairs

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1 RE40,464 Evaporation device for multiple volatile substances

Primary Examiner: Paik; Sang Y., Sang.Paik@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: McCracken & Frank LLP, Erin J. Fox efox@mccrackenfrank.com


Vieira; Pedro Queiroz (Cascais, PT), PVieira@ctr.pt

Assignee: C.T.R. (PT)

2 D575,841 Scent wick

Primary Examiner: Oliver; Catherine R., Catherine.Oliver@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, LC, Nelson D. Nolte, nnolte@patpro.com


Prichard; Dennis Leon (Pacific, MO)

3 7,418,285 Analyte test sensor and method of manufacturing the same

Primary Examiner: Nasser, Jr.; Robert L., Bob.Nasser@uspto.gov, Azadeh.Saidi@uspto.gov

Assistant Examiner: Saidi; Anita, Anita.Saidi@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Baba; Edward J. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP, baba@bozpat.com


Ghesquiere; Alexander G. (San Francisco, CA), Alexander.Ghesquiere@abbott.com

Tonks; Simon (Oxon, GB), Simon.Tonks@abbott.com

Assignee: Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL)

4 7,417,859 Heat radiating assembly for plasma display apparatus and plasma display apparatus including the same

Primary Examiner: Vortman; Anatoly, Anatoly.Vortman@uspto.gov

Assistant Examiner: Thomas; Bradley H., Bradley.Thomas@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Lee & Morse, P.C., Eugene M. Lee, elee@lee-iplaw.com


Bae; Sung-Won (Suwon-si, KR), SWBae@samsung.com

Kim; Ki-Jung (Suwon-si, KR), KJKim@samsung.com

Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, KR)

5 7,417,726 Normalization of data using controls

Primary Examiner: Evans; Fannie L., Fannie.Evans@uspto.gov


Kao; H. Pin (Fremont, CA),

Harding; Ian A. (San Mateo, CA), Ian.Harding@appliedbiosystems.com

Karger; Achim (Foster City, CA), Achim.Karger@appliedbiosystems.com

Oldham; Mark F. (Los Gatos, CA), Mark.Oldham@appliedbiosystems.com

Ostadan; Omead (San Leandro, CA),

Young; Greg (Menlo Park, CA)

Assignee: Applied Biosystems Inc. (Foster City, CA), Kirk.Pastorian@applera.com

6 7,417,447 Probe cards employing probes having retaining portions for potting in a retention arrangement

Primary Examiner: Nguyen; Ha, Ha.Nguyen@uspto.gov

Assistant Examiner: Nguyen; Trung Q., Trung.Nguyen@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Lumen Patent Firm, Inc., Robert Lodenkamper, Robert.Lodenkamper@lumem.com


Kister; January (Portola Valley, CA), jkister@microprobe.com

Assignee: MicroProbe, Inc. (Carlsbad, CA)

7 7,417,305 Electronic devices at the wafer level having front side and edge protection material and systems including the devices

Primary Examiner: Nguyen; Tuan H., Tuan.Nguyen@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: TraskBritt, Tracey L. Harrach, tharrach@traskbritt.com


Jiang; Tongbi (Boise, ID), TJiang@micron.com

Luo; Shijian (Boise, ID), SLuo@micron.com

Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)

8 7,416,974 Method of manufacturing semiconductor device, and semiconductor device

Primary Examiner: Nguyen; Ha, Ha.Nguyen@uspto.gov

Assistant Examiner: Tillie; Chakila, Chakila.Tillie@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Rauch, Christopher P., crauch@sonnenschein.com


Arakawa; Shinichi (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation (Tokyo, JP)

9 7,416,809 Catalyst materials for fuel cells

Primary Examiner: Weiner; Laura S., Laura.Weiner@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Law Office SC Harris


Narayanan; Sekharipuram R. (Altadena, CA), Sekharipuram.R.Narayanan@nasa.gov, Sekharipuram.R.Narayanan@jpl.nasa.gov, Sekharipuram.Narayanan@jpl.nasa.gov

Surampudi; Subbarao (Glendora, CA), Subbarao.Surampudi@jpl.nasa.gov

Assignee: California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)

10 7,416,788 Thermal barrier coating resistant to penetration by environmental contaminants

Primary Examiner: Speer; Timothy M., Timothy.Speer@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Ingrassia, Fisher & Lorenz, P.C., Deborah K. Henscheid, dhenscheid@ifllaw.com


Floyd; Margaret M. (Chandler, AZ), Margaret.Floyd@honeywell.com

Strangman; Thomas E. (Prescott, AZ), Thomas.Strangman@honeywell.com

Raybould; Derek (Denville, NJ), Derek.Raybould@honeywell.com

Mravcak; Paul J. (Simpsonville, SC), Paul.Mravcak@honeywell.com

Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, NJ), David.hoiriis@honeywell.com

11 7,416,766 Bottles made from metallocene polypropylene for delivery of fragrances

Primary Examiner: Rabago; Roberto, Roberto.Rabago@uspto.gov


Trent; John S. (Franklin, WI), JSTrent@scj.com

Randall; Francis J. (Racine, WI), FJRandall@scj.com

Kovara; Terry M. (Racine, WI), TMKovara@scj.com

Runkel; James J. (Racine, WI), JJRunkel@scj.com

Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. (Racine, WI), LBMeier@scj.com

12 7,416,696 Powder metal materials and parts and methods of making the same

Primary Examiner: Wyszomierski; George, George.Wyszomierski@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: K&L Gates LLP, Mark R. Leslie, mark.leslie@klgates.com


Kosco; John C. (St. Marys, PA),

Assignee: Keystone Investment Corporation (Wilmington, DE)

13 7,416,637 Low compaction, pneumatic dewatering process for producing absorbent sheet

Primary Examiner: Hug; Eric, Eric.Hug@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Ferrell; Michael W., mike@ferrellaw.com


Murray; Frank C. (Marietta, GA), Frank.Murray@dixie.com

Wendt; Greg A. (Neenah, WI), Greg.Wendt@dixie.com

Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP (Atlanta, GA)

14 7,416,609 Support assembly for a stent

Primary Examiner: Tadesse; Yewebdar T., Yewebdar.Tadesse@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P, Norman L. Morales, nmorales@ssd.com


Madriaga; Domingo S (San Jose, CA), DMadriaga@guidant.com

Tran; Anh (San Jose, CA), ATran@guidant.com

Wen; Arthur J (Sunnyvale, CA), AWen@guidant.com

Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA), jcapek@guidant.com

15 7,416,295 Filter for printhead assembly

Primary Examiner: Meier; Stephen D., Stephen.Meier@uspto.gov

Assistant Examiner: Mruk; Geoffrey, Geoffrey.Mruk@uspto.gov


Haines; Mark (Lebanon, OR), Mark.Haines@hp.com

Thielman; Jeffrey (Corvallis, OR), Jeffrey.Thielman@hp.com

Anderson; Priscilla (Corvallis, OR), PAnderson@hp.com

Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. (Houston, TX), Robert.Wasson@hp.com

16 7,416,282 Printhead having common actuator for inkjet nozzles

Primary Examiner: Luu; Matthew, Matthew.Luu@uspto.gov

Assistant Examiner: Legesse; Henok, Henok.Legesse@uspto.gov


Silverbrook; Kia (Balmain, AU), Kia.silverbrook@silverbrookresearch.com

Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd (Balmain, New South Wales, AU)

17 7,416,280 Inkjet printhead with hollow drop ejection chamber formed partly of actuator material

Primary Examiner: Do; An H., An.Do@uspto.gov


Silverbrook; Kia (Balmain, AU), Kia.silverbrook@silverbrookresearch.com

Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd (Balmain, New South Wales, AU)

18 7,416,250 Motorcycle seat cover

Primary Examiner: Barfield; Anthony D., Anthony.Barfield@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Kroll; Michael I, patent@invention.net


DiFilippo; Richard (Brooklyn, NY)

19 7,415,922 Grill pan

Primary Examiner: Simone; Timothy F., Timothy.Simone@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Sherman; Edward S.,


Cheng; Stanley Kin Sui (Vallejo, CA))

Assignee: Meyer Intellectual Properties Limited (VG)

20 7,415,801 Watertight decking

Primary Examiner: Canfield; Robert, Robert.Canfield@uspto.gov

Assistant Examiner: Fonseca; Jessie, Jessie.Fonseca@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Litman; Richard C., Dolph H. Torrence, Dolph.Torrence@litmanlaw.com


Zeng; Karl (Russellville, AL),

Reed; Bobby (Gallatin, TN),

21 7,415,780 Method and apparatus for removing liquid from substrate surfaces using suction

Primary Examiner: Rinehart; Kenneth B., Kenneth.Rinehart@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, Tobin, Kent J., kjtobin@townsend.com


Miranda; Henry R. (Fremont, CA), HMiranda@pctsystems.com

Dye; Mark (San Jose, CA), MDye@pctsystems.com

Assignee: P.C.T. Systems, Inc. (Fremont, CA)

22 7,415,734 Thermally-insulative, breast-supportive undergarment

Primary Examiner: Hale; Gloria, Gloria.Hale@uspto.gov

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Meroni & Meroni, P.C. Meroni, Jr.; Charles F. Scott; Christopher J., meronilaw@ameritech.net


Donnelly; Jennifer B. (Wildwood, IL)

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