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Source: Orlando Sentinel

Utility Patents

A utility patent protects how something works and what it does. Central Florida inventors who have recently received utility patents include:

Brian H. Thomas , Auburndale; Oludele O. Popoola, Granger, Ind.; Joseph R. Vargas, Garnerville, N.Y.; Steven Seelman, Montclair, N.J.; and Jeffrey P. Anderson, Warsaw, Ind. Pyrolytic carbon implants with porous fixation component and methods of making the same. Assigned to Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, Ind. (US 9,192,476)

John A. Minatelli , Mount Dora; W. Stephen Hill, Ocala; and Rudi E. Moerck, Sanford. Composition and method to improve blood lipid profiles and optionally reduce low density lipoprotein (LDL) per-oxidation in humans. Assigned to U.S. Nutraceuticals LLC, Eustis. (US 9,192,671)

David H. Fine , Cocoa Beach. Nitric oxide therapies. Assigned to GeNO LLC, Cocoa. (US 9,192,718)

Steven Morris King , Orlando; Justin Michael Schwartz, Orlando; and Steven C. Blum, Orlando. System and method for controlling a vehicle on fixed path. Assigned to Universal Studios LLC, Universal City, Calif. (US 9,192,865)

Anthony Frederick Mier , DeLand. Watercraft propulsion system and method of propelling a watercraft through water. Assigned to Hydrojet Drive Systems Inc., DeLand. (US 9,193,426)

Scott T. Jolley , Titusville; Tracy L. Gibson, Melbourne; Martha K. Williams, Titusville; Clyde F. Parrish, Trinity; and Steven L. Parks, Rockledge. Low-melt poly(amic acids) and polyimides and their uses. Assigned to The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC. (US 9,193,830)

Don M. Buckner , Okahumpka. Air diverter for a vacuum excavator. Assigned to Vac-Tron Equipment LLC, Okahumpka. (US 9,194,102)

Francis Eugene Parsche , Palm Bay. Apparatus for heating hydrocarbons with RF antenna assembly having segmented dipole elements and related methods. Assigned to Harris Corporation, Melbourne. (US 9,194,221)

Robert Dean Straney , Merritt Island; and Heather Renee Straney, Merritt Island. Universal clamps. Assigned to Cuda’s Customs LLC, Merritt Island. (US 9,194,407)

Ronald Vallette , Ormond Beach; James L. Zahnen, Ormond Beach; and Matthew D. Cawood, Deleon Springs. Disconnect device. Assigned to Thomas & Betts International Inc., Wilmington, Del. (US 9,194,409)

Patricia Skelley Sharek , Orlando; Gene D. Tener, Oviedo; and Albert Ciullo, Orlando. System, method and computer software product for detection of ground anomalies using dual-filter infrared imaging. Assigned to Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bethesda, Md. (US 9,194,748)

Dennis H. Lemieux , Casselberry; David W. Fox, Chuluota; and James P. Williams, Orlando. Optical probe having an inner tube with separable tube sections to house optical elements. Assigned to Siemens Energy Inc., Orlando. (US 9,195,044)

Nelson Tabirian , Winter Park; Rafael Vergara Toloza, Winter Park; and Russell Spaulding, Saint Johns. Contact lenses with embedded labels. Assigned to Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc., Jacksonville. (US 9,195,072)

Henry Tyson , Orlando; Mark Simmons, Orlando; and Bryan Wilkins, Orlando. Theme park photograph tracking and retrieval system for park visitors and associated methods. Assigned to Colorvision International Inc., Orlando. (US 9,195,869)

Nakia Geller , Sunrise; and Johnny Gregg Ellis, Melbourne. Gold and precious metal buying machine and method. Assigned to Nakia Geller, Coconut Creek. (US 9,195,979)

Philip C. Dumas , Orlando; Thomas Bennett, Maitland; and Steven Fiske, Orlando. Wireless access control system and related methods. Assigned to Unikey Technologies Inc., Orlando. (US 9,196,104)

Francis Eugene Parsche , Palm Bay. System including tunable choke for hydrocarbon resource heating and associated methods. Assigned to Harris Corporation, Melbourne. (US 9,196,411)

David F. Sorrells , Middleburg; Gregory S. Rawlins, Heathrow; and Michael W. Rawlins, Lake Mary. Systems, and methods of RF power transmission, modulation, and amplification, including embodiments for output stage protection. Assigned to ParkVision Inc., Jacksonville. (US 9,197,163)

David F. Sorrells , Middleburg; Gregory S. Rawlins, Chuluota; and Michael W. Rawlins, Lake Mary. RF power transmission, modulation, and amplification, including direct cartesian 2-branch embodiments. Assigned to ParkerVision Inc., Jacksonville. (US 9,197,164)

William Krug , Daytona Beach. System and method for determining broadcast dimensionality. Assigned to The Nielsen Company (US) LLC, New York, N.Y. (US 9,197,931)

Jeffrey C. Schmidt , Orlando; Larry Koos, Sanford; William Koos, Altamonte Springs; and Peter Stanforth, Winter Springs. System and method for using geo-location and a centralized spectrum management database to enable seamless handover and geo-fencing of channel usage in wireless systems. Assigned to Spectrum Bridge Inc., Lake Mary. (US 9,198,109)

Mark Ernest Blue , Palm Bay; Ronald Edward Jackson Jr., West Melbourne; Michael Joseph Ottomanelli, Melbourne Beach; and Donald S. George, Melbourne. Hydrocarbon fluid pipeline including RF heating station and related method. Assigned to Harris Corporation, Melbourne. (US 9,198,234)

Design Patents

A design patent protects only what a product looks like. It does not deal with the function of the product. Central Florida inventors who have recently received design patents include:

Kimberly Truog , Lake Mary; and Corbet Truog, Lake Mary. Eating utensil assembly. Assigned to Snap Out Solutions LLC, Lake Mary. (US D743,752)

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