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TNS Customized Vote Charts for Newspapers to Print, Use Online

Congressional Votes for the Week of 05/07 - 05/13/2021

By Targeted News Service

WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.

Along with the week's roll call votes, the Senate also passed the Alaska Tourism Recovery Act (S. 593).

HOUSE VOTES:

House Vote 1:

ORPHAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGS: The House has rejected the Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act (H.R. 1629), sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa. The bill would have prevented prescription drug manufacturers who receive orphan status for a drug from the Food and Drug Administration from using the same status for a newly approved drug that has an ingredient identical to the drug that received orphan status. Dean said the change would help "ensure people can gain access to newer therapies and medically assisted treatments that are potentially blocked due to orphan designation." The vote, on May 11, was 250 yeas to 168 nays, with a two-thirds majority required for approval.

NAYS: Hagedorn R-MN (1st), Emmer R-MN (6th)

House Vote 2:

PASSING LEGISLATION: The House has passed a motion sponsored by House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., to pass 16 different bills en bloc. Matters covered by the bills included suicide and addiction treatment, and mental health care. The vote, on May 12, was 349 yeas to 74 nays.

YEAS: Hagedorn R-MN (1st)

NAYS: Emmer R-MN (6th)

House Vote 3:

DEBT COLLECTION: The House has passed the Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act (H.R. 2547), sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. The bill would enact various measures that regulate debt collection and restrict collection practices. Waters said its "protections will help the most vulnerable consumers, including servicemembers, student borrowers, people of color, and those struggling under the weight of medical debt during this unprecedented pandemic." A bill opponent, Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C., said that by discouraging credit offerings, it would "drive up the cost of credit for all borrowers, especially low-income borrowers, as well as limit their credit options." The vote, on May 13, was 215 yeas to 207 nays.

NAYS: Hagedorn R-MN (1st), Emmer R-MN (6th)

House Vote 4:

STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH: The House has passed the Behavioral Intervention Guidelines Act (H.R. 2877), sponsored by Rep. Drew A. Ferguson IV, R-Ga., to require the Health and Human Services Department to develop a set of best practices for using behavioral intervention teams at schools. Ferguson said the bill was particularly needed because during COVID-19 lockdowns, "we are seeing how fear, anxiety, financial problems, and particularly isolation have compounded these issues" disrupting mental health in students. The vote, on May 13, was 323 yeas to 93 nays.

YEAS: Hagedorn R-MN (1st), Emmer R-MN (6th)

SENATE VOTES:

Senate Vote 1:

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Andrea Palm to serve as the Department of Health and Human Services' deputy secretary. Palm was a senior official at the agency, in various roles, during the Obama administration. A supporter, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., called Palm "a proven healthcare leader, somebody who is committed to expanding and improving healthcare, who really understands the nuts and bolts of building healthcare coalitions in America." The vote, on May 11, was 61 yeas to 37 nays.

YEAS: Klobuchar D-MN, Smith D-MN

Senate Vote 2:

EDUCATION OFFICIAL: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Cynthia Marten to serve as Deputy Secretary of Education. Marten was superintendent of San Diego's public schools starting in 2013; previously, she was a teacher and principal at a San Diego elementary school. The vote, on May 11, was 54 yeas to 44 nays.

YEAS: Klobuchar D-MN, Smith D-MN

Senate Vote 3:

BANK LOANS: The Senate has passed a resolution (S.J. Res. 15), sponsored by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., disapproving of and voiding an Office of the Comptroller of the Currency regulation issued in October 2020 that required a federally regulated bank to originate a given loan in order to be considered a lender. Van Hollen said the regulation was allowing many so-called predatory lenders to elude state laws that limit interest rates on loans, hurting consumers by charging rates at loan shark levels. A resolution opponent, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said the regulation was increasing credit availability, and cancelling it "would stifle innovation, and it would inhibit the functioning of our markets, our nation's banking and credit markets." The vote, on May 11, was 52 yeas to 47 nays.

YEAS: Klobuchar D-MN, Smith D-MN

Senate Vote 4:

POSTAL SERVICE: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Ronald Stroman to serve as a U.S. Postal Service governor for a 7-year term ending in late 2028. A supporter, Sen. Gary C. Peters, D-Mich., called Stroman "a lifelong public servant who served as Deputy Postmaster General for nearly 10 years. He has a deep operational knowledge of the Postal Service and an extensive record of working across the aisle on postal issues." The vote, on May 12, was 66 yeas to 32 nays. In a separate vote, Stroman was confirmed for the remainder of a term ending in late 2021.

YEAS: Klobuchar D-MN, Smith D-MN

Senate Vote 5:

SECOND POSTAL GOVERNOR: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Amber McReynolds to serve as a U.S. Postal Service governor for a 5-year term ending in late 2026. McReynolds was an elections administrator for Denver from 2005 to 2018; since then, she has been chief executive of the National Vote at Home Institute. A supporter, Sen. Gary C. Peters, D-Mich., said: "She is a proven leader who drives innovation and understands how the Postal Service impacts both state and local governments." The vote, on May 13, was 59 yeas to 38 nays.

YEAS: Klobuchar D-MN, Smith D-MN

Senate Vote 6:

COMMERCE OFFICIAL: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Donet Graves, Jr., to serve as Deputy Commerce Secretary. Graves was a counselor to Vice President Biden from 2014 to early 2017; he then became an executive at KeyBank. The vote, on May 13, was 89 yeas to 7 nays.

YEAS: Klobuchar D-MN, Smith D-MN For more information about Targeted News Service, please contact Myron Struck, editor, 703/866-4708, editor@targetednews.com; for technical questions about transmission or for retransmissions, please contact Kevin Meek, kevin@targetednews.com.
TARGETED NEWS SERVICE (founded 2004) features non-partisan 'edited journalism' news briefs and information for news organizations, public policy groups and other organizations. For more information contact MYRON STRUCK, editor, editor@targetednews.com, Springfield, Virginia; 703/304-1897; https://targetednews.com

Targeted News Service produces a weekly summary of how each member of your Congressional delegation voted on key issues in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House. This selection of key votes is summarized in a single paragraph with a description of the key elements of the legislation. The "vote chart" shows how your two U.S. Senators and your state's congressional delegation voted. House members in your circulation area may be selected.

TNS Federal Contract Awards to Companies in Your State for Newspapers to Print, Use Online




Targeted News Service produces a daily compilation (2 p.m.) of all federal contract awards issued to companies operating in your state (or customized to only your circulation area). The awards are written as compiled one-paragraph news briefs strung together. These are available for use daily or as tipoffs for your reporters. An aggregated and abridged version of all awards for the previous week is issued on Thursday for newspapers that want to use it weekly.

TNS Federal Patent Awards Assigned to Companies in Your State for Newspapers to Print, Use Online

Targeted News Service produces a daily compilation (1 p.m.) of all federal patent awards assigned to companies operating in your state (or customized to only your circulation area). The patent assignments are written as tight news briefs strung together by state or by your circulation area. These are available for use daily or as tipoffs for your reporters. An aggregated and abridged version of all awards for the previous week is issued on Thursday for newspapers that want to use it weekly.

TNS Federal Patent Awards to Individuals in Your State for Newspapers to Print, Use Online

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Virginia (May 17)

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Virginia.

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Ofinno Assigned Patent for Physical, MAC Layer Processes in Wireless Device

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Ofinno, Reston, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,006,305, initially filed Jan. 9, 2019) developed by four co-inventors for "physical and MAC layer processes in a wireless device." The co-inventors are Alireza Babaei, Fairfax, Virginia, Esmael Dinan, McLean, Virginia, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Centreville, Virginia, and Hua Zhou, Herndon, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,006,305.PN.&OS=PN/11,006,305&RS=PN/11,006,305


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Public Broadcasting Service Assigned Patent for Protocol for Remote Supervisory Parental Observation, Interaction

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Public Broadcasting Service, Arlington, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,005,911, initially filed Dec. 7, 2018) developed by six co-inventors for a "system and protocol for remote supervisory parental observation, interaction, and management of media content on digital content-delivery devices." The co-inventors are Chris Bishop, Alexandria, Virginia, Sam Deng, Washington, Sara DeWitt, San Antonio, Texas, Karin Jue, Arlington, Virginia, Miguel Montanez, Crofton, Maryland, and Jeremy Roberts, Alexandria, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,005,911.PN.&OS=PN/11,005,911&RS=PN/11,005,911


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Capital One Services Assigned Patent for Methods for Wardrobe Management

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Capital One Services, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,004,138, initially filed March 12, 2019) developed by six co-inventors for "systems and methods for wardrobe management." The co-inventors are Marco S. Giampaolo, Berwyn, Illinois, Karen Nickerson, Chicago, Illinois, Justin Wishne, Chicago, Illinois, Drew Jacobs, Arlington, Virginia, Justin Smith, Chicago, Illinois, and Hannes Jouhikainen, Arlington, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,004,138.PN.&OS=PN/11,004,138&RS=PN/11,004,138


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AT&T Technical Services Assigned Patent for Method Providing Efficient DRX Operation

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- AT&T Technical Services, Vienna, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,006,357, initially filed June 12, 2019) developed by Daniel Vivanco, Ashburn, Virginia, for an "apparatus and method providing efficient DRX operation for high mobility user equipment over 4G/5G network(s)."The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,006,357.PN.&OS=PN/11,006,357&RS=PN/11,006,357


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Edge2020 Assigned Patent for Hybrid Video Time-Bandwidth Product Improvement Transmission

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Edge2020, Herndon, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,006,159, initially filed May 20, 2019) developed by two co-inventors for a "hybrid video time-bandwidth product improvement (HVTBPI) transmission." The co-inventors are Tell Allen Gates, Great Falls, Virginia, and Ronald Hirsch, Herndon, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,006,159.PN.&OS=PN/11,006,159&RS=PN/11,006,159


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Capital One Services Assigned Patent for Utilizing Natural Language Processing to Automatically Perform Multi-Factor Authentication

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Capital One Services, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,005,837, initially filed Nov. 18, 2019) developed by six co-inventors for "utilizing natural language processing to automatically perform multi-factor authentication." The co-inventors are Vu Nguyen, Pittsburg, California, Abdelkadar M'Hamed Benkreira, Washington, David Gabriele, New York, Jonatan Yucra Rodriguez, San Francisco, California, Joshua Edwards, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Adam Vukich, Alexandria, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,005,837.PN.&OS=PN/11,005,837&RS=PN/11,005,837


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Capital One Services Assigned Patent for Methods for Providing Automated Natural Language Dialogue with Customers

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Capital One Services, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,004,440, initially filed March 3, 2020) developed by six co-inventors for "systems and methods for providing automated natural language dialogue with customers." The co-inventors are Gregory W. Zoller, Coppell, Texas, Scott Karp, Leesburg, Virginia, Sujay Eliphaz Jacob, Ashburn, Virginia, Erik Mueller, Chevy Chase, Maryland, Stephanie Hay, Falls Church, Virginia, and Adam Roy Paynter, Plano, Texas.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,004,440.PN.&OS=PN/11,004,440&RS=PN/11,004,440


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Capital One Services Assigned Patent for Field Level Security System for Securing Sensitive Data

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Capital One Services, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,005,823, initially filed Nov. 29, 2017) developed by two co-inventors for a "field level security system for securing sensitive data." The co-inventors are Attaullah Baig, Round Rock, Texas, and Vishal Parikh, Glen Allen, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,005,823.PN.&OS=PN/11,005,823&RS=PN/11,005,823


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Axon Acuity Assigned Patent for Generating a Map of Medical Facility

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Axon Acuity, Roanoke, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,004,560, initially filed March 6, 2018) developed by Tammy S. Kemp, Roanoke, Virginia, for "generating a map of a medical facility." The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,004,560.PN.&OS=PN/11,004,560&RS=PN/11,004,560


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Capital One Services Assigned Patent for Trust Platform

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Capital One Services, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,004,082, initially filed Sept. 28, 2018) developed by three co-inventors for a trust platform. The co-inventors are Lawrence Hutchison Douglas Jr., McLean, Virginia, Yolanda Liu, Arlington, Virginia, and Clayton Johnson, Edgewood, Maryland.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,004,082.PN.&OS=PN/11,004,082&RS=PN/11,004,082


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Verisign Assigned Patent for Strengthening Integrity Assurances for DNS Data

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Verisign, Reston, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,005,856, initially filed Sept. 26, 2018) developed by two co-inventors for "strengthening integrity assurances for DNS data." The co-inventors are Burton S. Kaliski Jr., McLean, Virginia, and Eric Osterweil, Fairfax, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,005,856.PN.&OS=PN/11,005,856&RS=PN/11,005,856


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Qomplx Assigned Patent for Detecting, Mitigating Forged Authentication Object Attacks

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Qomplx, Tysons, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,005,824, initially filed Dec. 11, 2017) developed by two co-inventors for "detecting and mitigating forged authentication object attacks using an advanced cyber decision platform." The co-inventors are Jason Crabtree, Vienna, Virginia, and Andrew Sellers, Monument, Colorado.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,005,824.PN.&OS=PN/11,005,824&RS=PN/11,005,824


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Verisign Assigned Patent for Multiple Provisioning Object Operation

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Verisign, Reston, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,005,808, initially filed Jan. 30, 2019) developed by three co-inventors for a "multiple provisioning object operation." The co-inventors are James F. Gould, Leesburg, Virginia, Srikanth Veeramachaneni, South Riding, Virginia, and Nagesh Chigurupati, Aldie, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,005,808.PN.&OS=PN/11,005,808&RS=PN/11,005,808


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AT&T Technical Services AT&T Assigned Patent for Managing Signal Traffic in 5G

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- AT&T Technical Services, Vienna, Virginia, and AT&T, Atlanta, Georgia, have been assigned a patent (No. 11,006,432, initially filed Aug. 6, 2019) developed by three co-inventors for "managing signal traffic in a 5G or other next generation wireless network." The co-inventors are Daniel Vivanco, Ashburn, Virginia, Slawomir Stawiarski, Carpentersville, Illinois, and Mark Stockert, San Antonio, Texas.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,006,432.PN.&OS=PN/11,006,432&RS=PN/11,006,432


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NetAbstraction Assigned Patent for Dynamic, User-Configurable Virtual Private Network

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- NetAbstraction, Chantilly, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,005,818, initially filed Dec. 19, 2019) developed by Ira A. Hunt IV, Chantilly, Virginia, for a "dynamic, user-configurable virtual private network."The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,005,818.PN.&OS=PN/11,005,818&RS=PN/11,005,818


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Capital One Services Assigned Patent for Techniques for Dynamic Network Strengthening

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Capital One Services, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,005,712, initially filed Aug. 3, 2020) developed by three co-inventors for "techniques for dynamic network strengthening." The co-inventors are Eric K. Barnum, Midlothian, Virginia, Bryan Pinos, Williamsburg, Virginia, and Lindsay Helbing, Newport News, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,005,712.PN.&OS=PN/11,005,712&RS=PN/11,005,712


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Capital One Services Assigned Patent for Methods for Visual Verification

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Capital One Services, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,004,085, initially filed Nov. 5, 2019) developed by two co-inventors for "systems and methods for visual verification." The co-inventors are Kevin Osborn, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, and Daniel Marsch, McLean, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,004,085.PN.&OS=PN/11,004,085&RS=PN/11,004,085


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Caci Assigned Patent for Deployable Hardened Housing Units

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Caci, Arlington, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,006,536, initially filed March 31, 2020) developed by David McDowell, Arlington, Virginia, for "deployable hardened housing units."The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,006,536.PN.&OS=PN/11,006,536&RS=PN/11,006,536


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Ofinno Assigned Patent for Confirmation Mechanism for CSI Report Activation, Deactivation

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Ofinno, Reston, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,006,445, initially filed Feb. 5, 2019) developed by five co-inventors for "confirmation mechanism for CSI report activation and deactivation." The co-inventors are Hua Zhou, Herndon, Virginia, Esmael Dinan, McLean, Virginia, Alireza Babaei, Fairfax, Virginia, Ali Cirik, Herndon, Virginia, and Hyoungsuk Jeon, Centreville, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,006,445.PN.&OS=PN/11,006,445&RS=PN/11,006,445


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Alarm.com Assigned Patent for Machine Learning for Home Understanding, Notification

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Alarm.com, Tysons, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,005,678, initially filed May 20, 2019) developed by three co-inventors for a "machine learning for home understanding and notification." The co-inventors are Donald Madden, Columbia, Maryland, Allison Beach, Leesburg, Virginia, and Jennifer Doughty, Sterling, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,005,678.PN.&OS=PN/11,005,678&RS=PN/11,005,678


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GeneSiC Semiconductor Assigned Patent for Manufacture of Power Devices Having Increased Cross Over Current

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- GeneSiC Semiconductor, Dulles, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,004,940, initially filed July 31, 2020) developed by three co-inventors for "manufacture of power devices having increased cross over current." The co-inventors are Siddarth Sundaresan, Dulles, Virginia, Ranbir Singh, Dulles, Virginia, and Jaehoon Park, Dulles, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,004,940.PN.&OS=PN/11,004,940&RS=PN/11,004,940


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Ofinno Assigned Patent for Header Compression for Ethernet Frame

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Ofinno, Reston, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,006,316, initially filed Oct. 15, 2018) developed by four co-inventors for "header compression for ethernet frame." The co-inventors are Weihua Qiao, Herndon, Virginia, Esmael Dinan, McLean, Virginia, Kyungmin Park, Herndon, Virginia, and Peyman Talebi Fard, Sterling, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,006,316.PN.&OS=PN/11,006,316&RS=PN/11,006,316


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Capital One Services Assigned Patent for Techniques for Excess Resource Utilization

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Capital One Services, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,005,774, initially filed May 29, 2019) developed by two co-inventors for "techniques for excess resource utilization." The co-inventors are Eric K. Barnum, Midlothian, Virginia, and Bryan Pinos, Williamsburg, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,005,774.PN.&OS=PN/11,005,774&RS=PN/11,005,774


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Ofinno Assigned Patent for Secondary Cell Deactivation Timer Management in Wireless Network

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Ofinno, Reston, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,005,633, initially filed June 5, 2019) developed by Esmael Dinan, McLean, Virginia, for "secondary cell deactivation timer management in a wireless network." The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,005,633.PN.&OS=PN/11,005,633&RS=PN/11,005,633


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Perfecta Federal Assigned Patent for Methods for Modification of p0f Signatures in Network Packets

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Perfecta Federal, Springfield, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,005,813, initially filed July 2, 2019) developed by two co-inventors for "systems and methods for modification of p0f signatures in network packets." The co-inventors are George Zoulias, Lorton, Virginia, and Joshua Madden, Lorton, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,005,813.PN.&OS=PN/11,005,813&RS=PN/11,005,813


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Capital One Services Assigned Patent for Allocation of Service Provider Resources Based on Capacity

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Capital One Services, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,004,098, initially filed Jan. 9, 2020) developed by four co-inventors for "allocation of service provider resources based on a capacity to provide the service." The co-inventors are Jeremy Phillips, Brooklyn, New York, Zhe Liu, McLean, Virginia, Jeremy Rephlo, Arlington, Virginia, and Daniel Filler, Oak Hill, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,004,098.PN.&OS=PN/11,004,098&RS=PN/11,004,098


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Capital One Services Assigned Patent for Systems for Improving Agility in Source Code Programming Projects

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Capital One Services, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,004,022, initially filed Feb. 14, 2020) developed by four co-inventors for "methods and systems for improving agility in source code programming projects." The co-inventors are Nahid Farhady Ghalaty, McLean, Virginia, Ana Cruz, McLean, Virginia, Christopher Camenares, McLean, Virginia, and Lee Adcock, McLean, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,004,022.PN.&OS=PN/11,004,022&RS=PN/11,004,022


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Noblis Assigned Patent for Multispectral Anomaly Detection

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Noblis, Reston, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,003,933, initially filed Aug. 14, 2018) developed by two co-inventors for multispectral anomaly detection. The co-inventors are Mark J. Burge, Falls Church, Virginia, and Jordan Cheney, Vienna, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,003,933.PN.&OS=PN/11,003,933&RS=PN/11,003,933


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Capital One Services Assigned Patent for Identification Using Multi-Faceted Authorization Procedures

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Capital One Services, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,004,080, initially filed March 22, 2018) developed by three co-inventors for "fraud deterrence and/or identification using multi-faceted authorization procedures." The co-inventors are Joshua Edwards, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Michael Mossoba, Arlington, Virginia, and Abdelkadar M'Hamed Benkreira, Washington.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,004,080.PN.&OS=PN/11,004,080&RS=PN/11,004,080


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Capital One Services Assigned Patent for Systems for Customizing Recommendations Based on User Actions

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Capital One Services, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,004,004, initially filed Oct. 16, 2019) developed by three co-inventors for "methods and systems for customizing recommendations based on user actions." The co-inventors are Joseph Goldstein, McLean, Virginia, Thomas Dodson, McLean, Virginia, and Eric Delgado, McLean, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,004,004.PN.&OS=PN/11,004,004&RS=PN/11,004,004


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Capital One Services Assigned Patent for Systems for Providing, Processing Customized Location-Activated Gifts

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Capital One Services, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,004,057, initially filed June 21, 2018) developed by eight co-inventors for "systems for providing and processing customized location-activated gifts." The co-inventors are Taurean Butler, Brooklyn, New York, Christine Berglund, Brooklyn, New York, Adam Vukich, Alexandria, Virginia, Jessica Greenberg, New York, Colin Hart, Arlington, Virginia, Mykhaylo Bulgakov, Arlington, Virginia, Jason Ji, Reston, Virginia, and Kaylyn Gibilterra, New York.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,004,057.PN.&OS=PN/11,004,057&RS=PN/11,004,057


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Capital One Services Assigned Patent for Methods for Authenticating Potentially Fraudulent Transactions

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Capital One Services, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,004,077, initially filed May 24, 2019) developed by two co-inventors for "systems and methods for authenticating potentially fraudulent transactions using voice print recognition." The co-inventors are Nikhil Murgai, Providence, Rhode Island, and Leonard Roseman, Richmond, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,004,077.PN.&OS=PN/11,004,077&RS=PN/11,004,077


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Hemosonics Assigned Patent for Determining Mechanical Properties Via Ultrasound-Induced Resonance

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Hemosonics, Charlottesville, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,002,712, initially filed Oct. 17, 2019) developed by seven co-inventors for "determining mechanical properties via ultrasound-induced resonance." The co-inventors are William F. Walker, Charlottesville, Virginia, F. Scott Corey, Baltimore, Maryland, Andrew Homyk, Charlottesville, Virginia, Tim Higgins, Charlottesville, Virginia, Francesco Viola, Charlottesville, Virginia, Frank Regan, Baltimore, Maryland, and Elisa Ferrante, Charlottesville, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,002,712.PN.&OS=PN/11,002,712&RS=PN/11,002,712


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U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Assigned Patent for Nicotiana Nucleic Acid Molecules

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco, Richmond, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,000,059, initially filed March 12, 2019) developed by three co-inventors for "nicotiana nucleic acid molecules and uses thereof." The co-inventors are Dongmei Xu, Glen Allen, Virginia, Mark T. Nielsen, Nicholasville, Kentucky, and Yanxin Shen, Glen Allen, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,000,059.PN.&OS=PN/11,000,059&RS=PN/11,000,059


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Sentek Instrument Assigned Patent for Apparatus for Distributed Sensing

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Sentek Instrument, Blacksburg, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,002,594, initially filed Nov. 18, 2016) developed by three co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for distributed sensing." The co-inventors are Lingmei Ma, Blacksburg, Virginia, Bo Dong, Blacksburg, Virginia, and Anbo Wang, Blacksburg, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,002,594.PN.&OS=PN/11,002,594&RS=PN/11,002,594


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LifeFuels Assigned Patent for Portable System for Dispensing Controlled Quantities of Additives Into Beverage

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- LifeFuels, Reston, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,001,487, initially filed Sept. 11, 2017) developed by 13 co-inventors for a "portable system for dispensing controlled quantities of additives into a beverage." The co-inventors are Mark Lyons, Ashburn, Virginia, Jonathon Perrelli, Leesburg, Virginia, Robert Lawson-Shanks, Reston, Virginia, Abraham Maclean, Reston, Virginia, Connor Bacon, Reston, Virginia, James Christopher Small, Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom, Jesse John Horne, Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom, Simon Lewis Bilton, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, Matthew James Edwards, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, Andrew Gordon Wallace, Long itchington, United Kingdom, Maxim D. Wheatley, Reston, Virginia, David J. Wheatley, Reston, Virginia, and Todd Metlen, Ojai, California.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,001,487.PN.&OS=PN/11,001,487&RS=PN/11,001,487


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Capital One Service Assigned Patent for Multi-Faced Payment Card with Partitioned Dual Smart Chips

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Capital One Service, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,003,979, initially filed Oct. 18, 2019) developed by four co-inventors for "multi-faced payment card with partitioned dual smart chips and antennae." The co-inventors are William Fowler Carroll II, Huntingtown, Maryland, Daniel John Marsch, Sterling, Virginia, Bryant Alan Yee, Washington, and Andrea Montealegre, Arlington, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,003,979.PN.&OS=PN/11,003,979&RS=PN/11,003,979


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Barron Associates Assigned Patent for Automated Escort Drone Device

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Barron Associates, Charlottesville, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,003,186, initially filed Dec. 3, 2020) developed by David A. Neal III, Charlottesville, Virginia, for an "automated escort drone device, system and method." The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,003,186.PN.&OS=PN/11,003,186&RS=PN/11,003,186


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MITRE Assigned Patent for Development of SNP Islands, Application of SNP Islands

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- MITRE, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,001,880, initially filed Sept. 30, 2016) developed by three co-inventors for "development of SNP islands and application of SNP islands in genomic analysis." The co-inventors are Michael Heath Farris, Vienna, Virginia, Andrew Roger Scott, McLean, Virginia, and Pamela Ann Texter, Naples, Florida.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,001,880.PN.&OS=PN/11,001,880&RS=PN/11,001,880


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George Mason University Assigned Patent for High Performance Topological Insulator Transistors

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,001,497, initially filed Dec. 12, 2013) developed by three co-inventors for "high performance topological insulator transistors." The co-inventors are Qiliang Li, Fairfax, Virginia, Curt A. Richter, Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Hao Zhu, Gaithersburg, Maryland.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,001,497.PN.&OS=PN/11,001,497&RS=PN/11,001,497


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Capital One Services Assigned Patent for Authentication Using Emoji-Based Passwords

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Capital One Services, McLean, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,003,755, initially filed Nov. 21, 2019) developed by three co-inventors for "authentication using emoji-based passwords." The co-inventors are Michael Mossoba, Arlington, Virginia, Abdelkadar M'Hamed Benkreira, Washington, and Joshua Edwards, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,003,755.PN.&OS=PN/11,003,755&RS=PN/11,003,755


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ENSCO Assigned Patent for Methods for Visualizing And Analyzing Rail Surface

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- ENSCO, Springfield, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,001,283, initially filed July 27, 2018) developed by three co-inventors for "systems and methods for visualizing and analyzing a rail surface." The co-inventors are Matthew Dick, Charlottesville, Virginia, Zhipeng Liu, Fairfax, Virginia, and Samson Yilma, Arlington, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,001,283.PN.&OS=PN/11,001,283&RS=PN/11,001,283


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Altria Client Services Assigned Patent for Pouch Material for Smokeless Tobacco, Tobacco Substitute Products

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Altria Client Services, Richmond, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,000,060, initially filed Nov. 1, 2019) developed by four co-inventors for "pouch material for smokeless tobacco and tobacco substitute products." The co-inventors are Andrew Nathan Carroll, Chester, Virginia, Shannon Maxwell Black, Richmond, Virginia, Yan Helen Sun, Midlothian, Virginia, and William J. Burke, Nashville, Tennessee.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,000,060.PN.&OS=PN/11,000,060&RS=PN/11,000,060


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Hunter Associates Laboratory Assigned Patent for UV-VIS Spectroscopy Instrument

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- Hunter Associates Laboratory, Reston, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,002,676, initially filed April 9, 2019) developed by four co-inventors for "UV-VIS spectroscopy instrument and methods for color appearance and difference measurement." The co-inventors are Michael T. Scardina, Woodbridge, Virginia, Tod L. Kerr, Reston, Virginia, Matthew T. Falanga, Washington, and Miguel A. Marcos, Falls Church, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,002,676.PN.&OS=PN/11,002,676&RS=PN/11,002,676


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K2M Assigned Patent for Methods for Modeling Spines, Treating Spines Based on Spine Models

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- K2M, Leesburg, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,000,334, initially filed July 12, 2017) developed by four co-inventors for "systems and methods for modeling spines and treating spines based on spine models." The co-inventors are Anthony Young, Annandale, Virginia, Margaret Redford, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, Jennifer McCool, Boyce, Virginia, and John Schmidt, Bluemont, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,000,334.PN.&OS=PN/11,000,334&RS=PN/11,000,334


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MicroStrategy Assigned Patent for Methods for Electronic Information Card Creation

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 -- MicroStrategy, Tysons Corner, Virginia, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,003,323, initially filed Feb. 12, 2020) developed by three co-inventors for "systems and methods for electronic information card creation for contextually-relevant data." The co-inventors are Siyuan Fan, Falls Church, Virginia, Jose Manuel Nocedal De La Garza, Leesburg, Virginia, and Nida Imtiaz, Vienna, Virginia.The full-text of the patent can be found at https://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=11,003,323.PN.&OS=PN/11,003,323&RS=PN/11,003,323 For more information about Targeted News Service and its NewsFocus products, such as the Federal Contract Awards, contact Myron Struck, Editor, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897, myron.com or Marlyn Vitin, managing editor, marlyn.com.
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TNS U.S. Senate Bill Introductions for Newspapers to Print, Use Online

Sen. Warner Introduces Bill to Provide Credit for Employer-Provided Worker Training

by MYRA TUGADE

WASHINGTON, April 30 -- Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., has introduced legislation (S. 1422) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide a credit for employer-provided worker training."

The bill was introduced on April 28 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

For more information, Sen. Mark R. Warner, 703 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2023; or in state at 919 E. Main St., Ste. 630, Richmond, VA 23219; 804/775-2314; 180 W. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210; 276/628-8158; 101 W. Main St., Ste. 7771, Norfolk, VA 23510; 757/441-3079; 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Ste. 200, Vienna, Virginia 22182; 703/442-0670; 110 Kirk Ave. S.W., Roanoke, VA 24011; 540/857-2676.
TARGETED NEWS SERVICE (founded 2004) features non-partisan 'edited journalism' news briefs and information for news organizations, public policy groups and other organizations. For more information contact MYRON STRUCK, editor, editor@targetednews.com, Springfield, Virginia; 703/304-1897; https://targetednews.com

Targeted News Service produces a weekly compilation (3 p.m. Thursdays) of all U.S. Senate bill introductions and co-sponsorships by your two Senators. The bill introductions are written as tight news briefs strung together. These are available for use daily or as tipoffs for your reporters.

TNS U.S. House Bill Introductions for Newspapers to Print, Use Online

Rep. Maloney Introduces Bill to Amend Inspector General Act of 1978

by MYRA TUGADE

WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2662) to "amend the Inspector General Act of 1978."

The bill was introduced on April 19 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., Katie Porter, D-Calif., and Ted Lieu, D-Calif.

The legislation was jointly referred to the House Oversight and Reform and Budget committees.

For more information, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, 2308 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-0001; 202/225-7944; or in district offices at 1651 3rd Ave., Ste. 311, New York, NY 10128-3679; 212/860-0606; 31-19 Newtown Ave., Astoria, NY 11102-1391; 718/932-1804; 619 Lorimer St., Brooklyn, NY 11211-2228; 718/349-5972.
TARGETED NEWS SERVICE (founded 2004) features non-partisan 'edited journalism' news briefs and information for news organizations, public policy groups and other organizations. For more information contact MYRON STRUCK, editor, editor@targetednews.com, Springfield, Virginia; 703/304-1897; https://targetednews.com

Targeted News Service produces a weekly compilation (3 p.m. Thursdays) of all U.S. House bill introductions and co-sponsorships by your state's congressional delegation. The bill introductions are written as tight news briefs strung together. These are available for use daily or as tipoffs for your reporters.

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