United States Patent And Trademark Office News

15 Aug 2019

US Patent Approval for Wave Energy

Jussi Ă…kerberg, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of AW-Energy Oy (Photo: AW-Energy Oy)

AW-Energy Oy, a Finnish wave energy technology developer, received an “approval” for AW-Energy’s patent application from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).The patent [PCT/050485] provides AW-Energy with broad IP protection of its latest generation WaveRoller device including a range of operating improvements made to the device’s system and infrastructure, particularly on fail safe operating improvements to protect against extreme weather conditions.“This is a significant and exciting decision by the USPTO…

08 Jun 2016

Seawater Carbon Capture Process Receives US Patent

Rear Adm. Mat Winter, chief of naval research, holds a press conference at the ONR exhibit during the 2016 Sea-Air-Space Exposition. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams)

The Electrolytic Cation Exchange Module (E-CEM), developed at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), provides the Navy the capability to produce raw materials necessary to develop synthetic fuel stock at sea or in remote locations. The NRL, Material Science and Technology Division, has been granted the first U.S. patent for a method to simultaneously extract carbon dioxide and hydrogen from seawater. This single process provides all the raw materials necessary for the production of synthetic liquid hydrocarbon fuels.

27 May 2015

SeaCURE BWTS Earns 2nd US Patent

Evoqua Water Technologies has been awarded a second United States patent on its technical solution for treating ballast water. This latest patent was granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on the 3rd of March, 2015. The patent describes a technical solution for treating ballast water under a variety of ambient water qualities. The quality of ambient water can vary widely from port to port where the ship is taking on its ballast. The unique features of Evoqua’s system include the use of oxidation reduction potential (“ORP”) devices to control certain SeaCURE* system operations. The patented SeaCURE system takes into account variations in demand and delivers biocide at the dose necessary for successful biofouling control…

26 May 2015

Natural Gas Articulated Conduit System Patented

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) announced that long-time partner Moran Towing Corporation has been granted US Patent 8,967,174 for "Articulated conduit systems and uses thereof for fuel gas transfer between a tug and barge." The patent was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on May 2, 2014, and in general terms describes arrangements and methods for transferring boil off gas between a liquefied natural gas barge and its tug, while taking into account the relative motion between the two vessels. "This design represents an advance in natural gas fuel transfer technology and demonstrates EBDG's and Moran's commitment to the emerging maritime LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) transport industry…

16 Jan 2015

US Patent for OSMR Technology

Maurice Brand is the founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Liquefied Natural Gas

Liquefied     Natural     Gas     Limited    informed    that    the    United    States    Patent    and    Trademark    Office    has    allowed    a    patent    application    related    to    the    Company’s core    LNG    processing    design. The     Company     expects     a     granted     Patent     to     be     issued in     several     weeks     to protect     its primary    invention being a    Method    and    System    for    Production    of    Liquid    Natural    Gas.

11 Jan 2013

Jet Edge Awarded U.S. Patent

Michael Wheeler with Patent

Jet Edge, Inc. has announced  that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the waterjet manufacturer a patent for a high pressure fluid sealing mechanism designed by Jet Edge R&D Engineer Michael Wheeler. Jet Edge’s proprietary high pressure fluid sealing mechanism (U.S. Patent 8,333,387) improves waterjet seal life by providing robust Metal-on-Metal sealing without the use of conventional plastic seals. This technology uses two convex curved surfaces in single line contact with one another to seal ultra-high pressure (UHP) fluid at static pressures up to 130,000 psi.

03 Apr 2012

Engine R&D – Scuderi Group Seek Miller Split-cycle Engine Patents

Scuderi Engine: Photo courtesy of Scuderi Group

Scuderi Group an engine development company, announce the simultaneous publication by both the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of its primary patent application covering Miller Cycle operation applied to a split-cycle engine. The patent application relates to a turbocharged split-cycle engine that divides the four strokes of a conventional Otto cycle engine over two paired cylinders. One cylinder…

01 Nov 2010

Patent for Pro-Flo X Air Distribution System

Wilden Pump & Engineering announced that its Pro-Flo X Air Distribution System (ADS) has received Patent No. 7,811,067 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Pro-Flo X ADS has been designed to offer operational flexibility in many diverse applications. This flexibility is achieved through the Efficiency Management System (EMS), which optimizes the Pro-Flo X for the actual operational parameters, regardless of the application demands or pump size. The EMS allows the operator to use an integrated control dial to select the efficiency point and flow rate that best suits the application. www.wildenpump.com

21 Jul 2010

The BOPstopper, by American Int’l Industries

American International Industries, Inc. announced that Subsea Oil Technologies, Inc., 50% owned by AMIN, has been assigned U.S. patent application number 12/822,324 entitled "Method and Apparatus for Containing an Undersea Oil and/or Gas Spill Caused by a Defective Blowout Preventer (BOP)," filed on June 24, 2010. The prosecution of the patent application at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been entrusted to the law firm of Volpe and Koenig, P.C., which is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Dror stated, "We believe that the invention disclosed by this patent application (the "BOPstopper") is one of the first to be filed at the USPTO to specifically present possible solutions to contain oil and/or gas spills…

02 Jul 2010

IEEE Touts Navy Scientists

Navy scientists rank No. 1 when it comes to newly patented discoveries and inventions, according to a June report published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE's annual Patent Power Scorecard, that ranks the relative significance of various organizations' patent portfolios, said the Navy surpassed all international government agencies. IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. "This recognition reflects the national importance of the Navy's scientists and engineers and our commitment to protecting the government's intellectual property," said Naval Surface Warfare Center Commander Rear Adm. Jim Shannon.

29 Apr 2010

Marine Exhaust Systems Wins Patent Lawsuit

(L to R) Marine Exhaust Systems VP Darrin Woods, president Angela Woods, VP Sheila Prieschl and inventor and chairman Woodrow Woods (Photo courtesy Martin Flory Group)

On April 21, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida found that DeAngelo Marine Exhaust willfully infringed on two of Marine Exhaust Systems, Inc.'s U.S. patents and that these patents are valid and enforceable. The court also awarded Marine Exhaust $92,804 in damages and agreed to consider additional losses, as well as possibly tripling the final amount. In response, DeAngelo Marine Exhaust said it is appealing this decision to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which is the sole appellate court for reviewing patent infringement decisions.

23 Jul 2002

Trailer Bridge Awarded U.S. Patent

Trailer Bridge, Inc. announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Patent No. 6,416,264 on July 9, 2002 to Trailer Bridge as assignee for its invention known as the Vehicle Transportation Module® (VTM®). The inventors are Ralph W. Heim, J. Edward Morley and P.W. Shahani. Heim is President and Chief Operating Officer of Trailer Bridge and Morley is Vice President of Operations. Shahani is a consulting engineer who has provided services to the Company. The VTM® container is a module for receiving motorized vehicles for transportation that interchanges easily between transport modes without the necessity of re-handling the vehicles.

14 Nov 2007

Trailer Bridge to be Awarded U.S. Patent

Trailer Bridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRBR) announced that it has been notified by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that the Company has received a notice of allowance for its patent application related to the process of loading and unloading containers on its Triplestack Box Carrier™ vessels. Trailer Bridge as assignee had initially applied for this patent in April 1998 and the application has been amended several times following review by the USPTO. The patent is expected to be formally awarded within three months of payment of an administrative fee to the USPTO. The inventors of the patent are John D. McCown, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Trailer Bridge and Malcom P. McLean, the late founder of the Company.

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