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Each week the Coming Soon™ Digests include a section called Featured Inventions. The Featured Inventions for each state page highlight one new patent granted to inventors from the state and a new patent granted to a company (assignee/titleholder) from the state. Reading all of the patents that are granted each week is a daunting task. Scanning the sample of new patented inventions gives you a feel for what is going on. Use the Featured Inventions pages in conjunction with the other digest pages to see who is inventing what and where to find them.
Each Featured Invention entry identifes the broad scientific and inventive domain the patent belongs to. The featured domains include:
- Utility Patents
- Electrical inventions,
- Mechanical inventions,
- Chemical and Life sciences inventions
- Design Patents.
- Special Collections
Business method patents, among the more contentious patents, cover computer implemented inventions. Some commentators refer to business methods patents as, "Do It On A Computer" patents.
Clean Technology inventions use less material, less energy, minimize waste, or lessen negative environmental consequences. Special collections have surprising content from a scientific and engineering perspective. They are worth exploring because of the potential impact these patents have on the products and services that are coming soon from intellectual property focused businesses.
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The Link-O-Matic on the right will take you to pages that will help you understand what is in each domain broadly and where to find additional resources. They're free.
The Patents From California aka Planet Patent
A Way to Autograph Electronic Books
This week's featured invention patented by a California organization is considered broadly to be an invention in the electrical arts.
Inventor(s): Anna Lynn Patterson, San Jose; Scott Dougall, Palo Alto
Assignee(s): Google Inc. Mountain View
Abstract: A portion of an electronic book is displayed and a selection of a position within the portion is received. The content of the electronic book is analyzed to determine an amount of whitespace that corresponds to the selected position. In response to the determined amount of whitespace being greater than a threshold amount, a user interface for providing inscription data is displayed. Inscription data is received and stored in association with an indication of the selected position.
From North Carolina
LED devices with high efficiency and light output in a compact package
This week's featured invention patented by North Carolina inventors is considered broadly to be a clean technology invention.
Inventor(s): Peter Scott Andrews, Durham; Raymond Rosado, Apex; Michael P. Laughner, Cary; David T. Emerson, Chapel Hill; Amber C. Abare, Durham; Jeffrey C. Britt, Cary
Assignee(s): Cree, Inc., Durham
Abstract: High density multi-chip LED devices are described. Embodiments of the present invention provide high-density, multi-chip LED devices with relatively high efficiency and light output in a compact size. An LED device includes a plurality of interconnected LED chips and an optical element such as a lens. The LED chips may be arranged in two groups, wherein the LED chips within each group are connected in parallel and the groups are connected in series. In some embodiments, the LED device includes a submount, which may be made of ceramic. The submount may include a connection bus and semicircular areas to which chips are bonded. Wire bonds can be connected to the LED chips so that all the wire bonds are disposed on the outside of a group of LED chips to minimize light absorption.
Ways to control additives to a hydraulic fracturing operation
This week's featured invention patented by Texas inventors is considered broadly to be a clean technology invention.
Inventor(s): Carlos Abad, Richmond
Assignee(s): Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Sugar Land
Abstract: Methods and apparatus to control the additives to a chemical composition for use in the oil field services industry. Specifically, a method and apparatus to determine fluid parameters for a fluid, including introducing an inert tracer in a component; forming a fluid comprising the component; observing the concentration of the tracer in the fluid; calculating the concentration of the component in the fluid; and introducing the fluid into a subterranean formation. An apparatus and method to control fluid parameters of interest for an oilfield formulation fluid such as chemical composition including introducing an inert tracer in a component; forming a fluid comprising the component; observing the concentration of the tracer in the fluid; calculating the concentration of the component in the fluid; adjusting a flow rate when forming the fluid in response to the calculating; and introducing the fluid into a subterranean formation.
This week's featured invention patented by a Colorado organization is a design patent.
A Round Limiter Design
Inventor(s): Michael T. Mayberry, Denver; Richard Fitzpatrick, Longmont; Brian Nakayama, Arvada; Nick Kielsmeier, Thornton
Assignee(s): Magpul Industries Corporation Erie