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Patent: To Sculp on a Tiny, Tiny Scale | aust_txbz, Avinah Panga, Sidlgata V. Sreenivasan,Patent,8394282,adaptive Nanotopography Sculpting,

Avinash Panga and Sidlgata V. Sreenivasan, both of Austin, recently received U.S. Patent 8,394,282 for “Adaptive Nanotopography Sculpting.”
Patent: To Sculp on a Tiny, Tiny Scale

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texas residents developed a way to make structures on the microscopic scale. Avinash Panga and Sidlgata V. Sreenivasan, both of Austin, recently received U.S. Patent 8,394,282 for “Adaptive Nanotopography Sculpting.”

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Patent: To Stimulate Your Liver, Electrically | hou_txbz, Jiande Chen, Pankaj J. Pasricha, patent, 8412319, hepatic, electric stimulation, diabetes,

Pankaj J. Pasricha and Jiande Chen, both of Houston, recently received U.S. Patent 8,412,319 for “Hepatic Electrical Stimulation.”
Patent: To Stimulate Your Liver, Electrically

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texas residents invented a way to stimulate your liver to treat metabolic disorders. Pankaj J. Pasricha and Jiande Chen, both of Houston, recently received U.S. Patent 8,412,319 for “Hepatic Electrical Stimulation.”

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Patent: To Have Your Mobile Device Not Only Listen, But Understand You. | dal_ftw_txbz, Qifeng Zhu, Plano, patent, 8392187, dynamic pruning, automatic speech recognition, Texas Instruments,

Qifeng Zhu of Plano, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,392,187 for “Dynamic Pruning for Automatic Speech Recognition.”
Patent: To Have Your Mobile Device Not Only Listen, But Understand You.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas resident has devised a way for your mobile device to understand what you’re saying, quicker.

Qifeng Zhu of Plano, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,392,187 for “Dynamic Pruning for Automatic Speech Recognition.”  

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To Make Dental Implants Quicker and Better | sanant_txbz, Stephen M. Schmitt, 8348669, surgical template, dental casts, dental implants, patent, invention,

Stephen M. Schmitt of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,348,669 for “Surgical Template and Method for Positioning Dental Casts and Dental Implants.”
To Make Dental Implants Quicker and Better

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man devised a new way to develop dental casts and implants.

Stephen M. Schmitt of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,348,669 for “Surgical Template and Method for Positioning Dental Casts and Dental Implants.”

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To Explore for Oil in a Frigid Sea Full of Pack Ice | hou_txbz, Theodore Kokkinis, 8398445, ice-vaning, pack ice,

Theodore Kokkinis of Houston recently received U.S. Patent 8,398,445 for “Automatic ice-vaning ship.”
To Explore for Oil in a Frigid Sea Full of Pack Ice

Texas Business reports:  A Texas man devised a way to help drill for oil and gas in artic conditions.

Theodore Kokkinis of Houston recently received U.S. Patent 8,398,445 for “Automatic ice-vaning ship.” 

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Counting How Many Times the Wheel Goes Round and Round | Mark J. Kranz, 8352210, Hallsville, Longview,

Mark J. Kranz of Hallsville, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,352,210 for “Multiple Accelerometer Apparatus for Counting Rotations of an Object, and Methods of Use.”
Counting How Many Times the Wheel Goes Round and Round

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Counting the rotations of a wheel can be dull, dizzy yet useful such as determining the distance traveled.  Mark J. Kranz of Hallsville, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,352,210 for “Multiple Accelerometer Apparatus for Counting Rotations of an Object, and Methods of Use.”

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Patent: To Vacuum Your Wound to Closure. | sanant_txbz, Raymond R. Hannigan, James R. Leininger, Charles I. Biltz Jr., Frank Dilazzaro, Christopher Fashek and Wayne J. Schroeder,Royce W. Johnson, Universal City,Patent 8372022, Negative Pressure Treatment System, heating, cooling, vacuum, suture, staple, stitch,

A group of San Antonio-area Texans recently received U.S. Patent 8,372,022 for “Negative Pressure Treatment System with Heating and Cooling Provision.”
Patent: To Vacuum Your Wound to Closure.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A group of Texans devised a way to make your wound heal quicker and cleaner with a vacuum. Raymond R. Hannigan, James R. Leininger, Charles I. Biltz Jr., Frank Dilazzaro, Christopher Fashek and Wayne J. Schroeder, all of San Antonio, and Royce W. Johnson of Universal City, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,372,022 for “Negative Pressure Treatment System with Heating and Cooling Provision.”

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Patent: Wheels for Your Guns. | colsta_bry_txbz, Bernard A. Hertan, patent, 8360446, wheeled firearms transport case,

Bernard A. Hertan of College Station recently received U.S. Patent 8,360,446 for “Wheeled Firearms Transport Case.”
Patent: Wheels for Your Guns.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  You may not want the government to take your guns, or enemies to take your guns, or even your friends to take your guns.  But you want to take your guns, right? What if Texas secedes from the Union and you and your neighbors fall on opposite sides? You need some wheels for those guns. 

Now a Texas man has devised a way to wheel your guns around to the firing range or show-and-tell or the front line so they’ll be handy.

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Patent: To Make a Morsel of Rice and Dairy.  | dal_ftw_txbz, sanant_txbz, Jonathan L. Licker, McKinney, Darrell L. Taylor, Thomas A. Trezza, Plano, Craig J. Weitz, patent, 8313788, dairy protein cake, Frito-Lay,

Jonathan L. Licker of McKinney, Darrell L. Taylor of San Antonio, Thomas A. Trezza of Plano and Craig J. Weitz of Dallas recently received U.S. Patent 8,313,788 for “Method for Developing a Dairy Protein Cake.”
Patent: To Make a Morsel of Rice and Dairy.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Four Texans have developed a better snack cake.  Or at the least, they received a patent for their morsel.

Jonathan L. Licker of McKinney, Darrell L. Taylor of San Antonio, Thomas A. Trezza of Plano and Craig J. Weitz of Dallas recently received U.S. Patent 8,313,788 for “Method for Developing a Dairy Protein Cake.”

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Patent: To Better Implant Medical Devices In Your Body. | sanant_txbz, Christopher T. Boyle, Christopher E. Banas, Denes Marton, 8348990, implantable, expandable, medical device, mechanical properties, differential, Bio Prosthetic Surfaces,

Christopher T. Boyle, Christopher E. Banas and Denes Marton, all of San Antonio, recently received U.S. Patent 8,348,990 for “Implantable Expandable Medical Devices Having Regions of Differential Mechanical Properties and Methods of Making Same.”
Patent: To Better Implant Medical Devices In Your Body.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Three Texans have devised better ways to put medical devices inside your body. Christopher T. Boyle, Christopher E. Banas and Denes Marton, all of San Antonio, recently received U.S. Patent 8,348,990 for “Implantable Expandable Medical Devices Having Regions of Differential Mechanical Properties and Methods of Making Same.”

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Patent: To Use a Ladder Without A Fall.  | sanant_txbz, David Michael Rudd, 8316993, ladder safety device,

David Michael Rudd of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,316,993 for “Ladder Safety Device and Method of Using the Same.”
Patent: To Use a Ladder Without A Fall.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a way to try to keep you from getting injured with a ladder. David Michael Rudd of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,316,993 for “Ladder Safety Device and Method of Using the Same.”

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Patent: To Take Root in a Safe Way. | hou_txbz,James Ammons,Kemah,patent,8336252,root ball, tree stabilizing,

James Ammons of Kemah recently received U.S. Patent 8,336,252 for “Root Ball and Tree Stabilizing System.”
Patent: To Take Root in a Safe Way.

Texas Business Patent of the Day: A Texas man has devised a way to plant your tree more effectively and safely. James Ammons of Kemah recently received U.S. Patent 8,336,252 for “Root Ball and Tree Stabilizing System.”

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Patent: To Spot an Object in Electronic Surveillance | dal_ftw_txbz,Vinay Sharma, patent, 8340354, apparatus, object detection in image,

Vinay Sharma of Dallas recently received U.S. Patent 8,340,354 for “Method and Apparatus for Object Detection in an Image.”
Patent: To Spot an Object in Electronic Surveillance

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas resident has devised a way to identify objects in images electronically.

Vinay Sharma of Dallas recently received U.S. Patent 8,340,354 for “Method and Apparatus for Object Detection in an Image.”

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Patent: To Have a Magnetic Personality, Or at Least, a Magnetic Hand. | sanant_txbz, hou_txbz, Casper M. Terpinski, 8347414, Magnetic finger glove, TurnPro,

Casper M. Terpinski of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,347,414 for “Magnetic Finger Glove.”
Patent: To Have a Magnetic Personality, Or at Least, a Magnetic Hand.

Texas Business Patent of the Day: A Texas man has devised a way for you to manipulate metal objects like the X-Men’s Magneto, but in a productive, tool-using way. Casper M. Terpinski of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,347,414 for “Magnetic Finger Glove.” 

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Patent: Camouflaging Your Hidey Hole.  | Hughes Springs, Roger Lewis Jr., Roger Lewis Sr.,Patent,8360587,reflective camouflage,

Roger Lewis Jr. and Roger Lewis Sr., both of Hughes Springs, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,360,587 for “Reflective Camouflage and Methods.”
Patent: Camouflaging Your Hidey Hole.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texas men have devised a way to hide better. Roger Lewis Jr. and Roger Lewis Sr., both of Hughes Springs, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,360,587 for “Reflective Camouflage and Methods.”

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Patent: To Brace Your Back Better. | dal_ftw_txbz, Gary R. Bledsoe, Mansfield,patent,8328742,adjustable orthopedic, back brace,

Gary R. Bledsoe of Mansfield, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,328,742 for “Adjustable Orthopedic Back Brace.”
Patent: To Brace Your Back Better.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Back aches, back strains and back injuries often require back braces, which in themselves can create problems. Now a Texas man has invented a better back brace. Gary R. Bledsoe of Mansfield, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,328,742 for “Adjustable Orthopedic Back Brace.”

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Patent: To Insert a Cube, To Knock out a Cube, To Play with a Geometric Shape. | hou_txbz, Ioan Boeru, patent,8366530,Cube Insertion Game,

Ioan Boeru of Houston, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,366,530 for “Cube Insertion Game.”
Patent: To Insert a Cube, To Knock out a Cube, To Play with a Geometric Shape.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a game made of cubes—yeah, that’s right, cubes.  The same shapes as dice, also known as regular hexahedrons, that special solid you played with in high school geometry. Ioan Boeru of Houston, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,366,530 for “Cube Insertion Game.”

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Patent: A Tool for Fishing Up Tools.  | hou_txbz, Britt O. Braddick, patent, 8365826, hydraulically powered fishing tool, TIW Corp, tubular,

Britt O. Braddick of Houston, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,365,826 for “Hydraulically Powered Fishing Tool and Method.”
Patent: A Tool for Fishing Up Tools.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Houston man has created a tool to pick up other tools. Britt O. Braddick of Houston, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,365,826 for “Hydraulically Powered Fishing Tool and Method.”

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Patent: To Record Your TV Show when You Need Recording Space | aust_txbz, Stephen G. Boston, Cedar Park, David E. Blaschke, Andrew D. Hately, Michael A. Paolini, Michael W. Brown, Georgetown, patent, 8364023, personal video recorder, storage space loan, Google, Mountain View, California,

Stephen G. Boston of Cedar Park, David E. Blaschke, Andrew D. Hately and Michael A. Paolini, all of Austin, Michael W. Brown of Georgetown, recently received U.S. Patent 8,364,023 for “Personal Video Recorder with Storage Space Loans.”
Patent: To Record Your TV Show when You Need Recording Space

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Your Tivo or DVR full?  No where to put your latest Doughton Abbey or Modern Family? Several Texans have devised a way to expand the amount of recording space one must have for their cultural fix of television by sharing and loaning space.

Stephen G. Boston of Cedar Park, David E. Blaschke, Andrew D. Hately and Michael A. Paolini, all of Austin, Michael W. Brown of Georgetown, recently received U.S. Patent 8,364,023 for “Personal Video Recorder with Storage Space Loans.”

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Patent: To Sleep, or Perchance, To Dream of Sleep. | dal_ftw_txbz, Frisco, John Hunter Howard,

John Hunter Howard of Frisco, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,356,371for “Mattress System and Method.”
Patent: To Sleep, or Perchance, To Dream of Sleep.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  To sleep, that is the problem. And sometime the problem is the mattress. As a result, a Texas man designed a mattress that can be customized to any individual.

John Hunter Howard of Frisco, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,356,371 for “Mattress System and Method.”

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Patent: To Edge Your Castle's Grounds, Better.  | Peter Caceres, John Fakhari, Keller, patent, 8354048, fiberglass lawn edging,

Peter Caceres and John Fakhari, both of Keller, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,354,048 for “Fiberglass Lawn Edging.”
Patent: To Edge Your Castle's Grounds, Better.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  To make your lawn neat and tidy and organized is the call of suburban America, and now two Texans have invented another way to delineate the borders of your territory.

Peter Caceres and John Fakhari, both of Keller, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,354,048 for “Fiberglass Lawn Edging.”

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Patent: A Better Solar Water Heater.  | hou_txbz, Yangsong Li, Webster, Texas, patent, 8353286, Solar Water Heater,
Patent: A Better Solar Water Heater.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas resident has devised a way to heat water with the sun, better.

Yangsong Li of Webster, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,353,286 for “Solar Water Heater and Method.”

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Patent: To Tighten Bolts Without A Wrenched Wrench. | dal_ftw_txbz, Charles Austin Cole, Wylie, patent, 8353230, wrench, wrench head, planar overhead,

Charles Austin Cole of Wylie, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,353,230 for “Wrench with Wrench Head Having a Planar Overhang.”
Patent: To Tighten Bolts Without A Wrenched Wrench.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a new wrench to tighten nuts and bolts without throwing a wrench into the works.  Charles Austin Cole of Wylie, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,353,230 for “Wrench with Wrench Head Having a Planar Overhang.”

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Patent: To Keep Someone From Cashing Your Check More Than Once. | sanant_txbz, USAA, Reynaldo Medina III, patent, 8351678, duplicate check,detection,

Reynaldo Medina III of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,351,678 for “Duplicate Check Detection.”
Patent: To Keep Someone From Cashing Your Check More Than Once.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a way to keep your check from being cashed twice or thrice. Reynaldo Medina III of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,351,678 for “Duplicate Check Detection.”

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Patent: To Box a Machine When No One Is Around to Box. | aust_txbz,John Signorino, Cedar Park, Texas, patent, 8348815, interactive boxing training device, boxing,

John Signorino of Cedar Park, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,348,815 for “Interactive Boxing Training Device.”
Patent: To Box a Machine When No One Is Around to Box.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man invented a way to box and train to box without a another person to box.

John Signorino of Cedar Park, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,348,815 for “Interactive Boxing Training Device.”

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Patent: Airbags for Aircraft Crashes | dal_ftw_txbz, Colleyville, Arlington, Cheng-Ho Tho, Michael R. Smith, patent, 8348192, crash attenuation, aircraft, air bag, Textron,

Cheng-Ho Tho of Arlington, Texas, and Michael R. Smith of Colleyville, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,348,192 for “Crash Attenuation System for Aircraft.”
Patent: Airbags for Aircraft Crashes

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  You expect an airbag when you crash in a car.  But an airbag in an aircraft crash? Two Texans have designed an airbag for use when you fly, and crash.

Cheng-Ho Tho of Arlington, Texas, and Michael R. Smith of Colleyville, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,348,192 for “Crash Attenuation System for Aircraft.” 

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Patent: To Lift and Transport the Sick and Injured | MediGlider, aust_txbz,Richard A. Patterson, Georgetown, Texas, patent, 8356368,patient lift, transfer device,

Richard A. Patterson of Georgetown, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,356,368 for “Patient Lift and Transfer Device.”
Patent: To Lift and Transport the Sick and Injured

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a better way to lift sick and injured people and transport them.

Richard A. Patterson of Georgetown, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,356,368 for “Patient Lift and Transfer Device.”

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Patent: To Account for Your Shipment. | dal_ftw_txbz,John McGinnis,Carrolton,Michael E. Rader,Colleyville, patent, 8319640,Method, shipping container manifest,

John McGinnis of Carrolton, Texas, and Michael E. Rader of Colleyville, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,319,640 for “Method for Maintaining a Shipping Container Manifest.”
Patent: To Account for Your Shipment.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texas men have devised a way to keep up with contents within a container that’s being shipped, better.  John McGinnis of Carrolton, Texas, and Michael E. Rader of Colleyville, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,319,640 for “Method for Maintaining a Shipping Container Manifest.” 

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Patent: To Snap the Snorting, Snoring Snoozer to Quiet Snoozing. | dal_ftw_txbz, W. Keith Thornton, patent, 8316857,Oral appliance, breathing condition, airway,

W. Keith Thornton of Dallas recently received U.S. Patent 8,316,857 for “Oral Appliance for Treating a Breathing Condition.”
Patent: To Snap the Snorting, Snoring Snoozer to Quiet Snoozing.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised another way to keep you from snoring.

W. Keith Thornton of Dallas recently received U.S. Patent 8,316,857 for “Oral Appliance for Treating a Breathing Condition.”

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Patent: To Gear up Genes and Gear Down Genes. | dal_ftw_txbz, David R. Corey, David S. Shames, Bethany Janowski,John D. Minna,patent,8324181,modulation, gene express, oligomers, chromosonal DNA,

David R. Corey, David S. Shames, Bethany Janowski and John D. Minna recently received U.S. Patent 8,324,181 for “Modulation of Gene Express by Oligomers Targeted to Chromosomal DNA.”
Patent: To Gear up Genes and Gear Down Genes.

Texas Business Patent of the Day: A group of Dallas residents devised a way to control which genes communicate their unique patterns and which one don’t.  

David R. Corey, David S. Shames, Bethany Janowski and John D. Minna recently received U.S. Patent 8,324,181 for “Modulation of Gene Express by Oligomers Targeted to Chromosomal DNA.”


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Patent: To Harvest More Shrimp Inland than from the Ocean | colsta_bry_txbz, corp_chr_txbz, Addison Lawrence, Port Aransas, patent, 8336489, super-intensive, shrimp production,

Addison Lawrence of Port Aransas, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,336,498 for “System and Method of Super-Intensive Shrimp Production.”
Patent: To Harvest More Shrimp Inland than from the Ocean

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A shrimp is considered tiny, small, miniscule. Unless you’re talking about increasing the volume of  producing shrimp to a size not shrimp-like. Addison Lawrence of Port Aransas, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,336,498 for “System and Method of Super-Intensive Shrimp Production.”

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Patent: A Better Golf Club. | dal_ftw_txbz,Robert Boyd, Euless, patent, 8342984,multicomponent, golf club,

Robert Boyd of Euless, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,342,984 for “Multi-Component Golf Club Head.”
Patent: A Better Golf Club.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a better golf club.

Robert Boyd of Euless, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,342,984 for “Multi-Component Golf Club Head.”

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Patent: To Raise & Lower The Lights & Wind, Literally. | dal_ftw_txbz, Christopher A. Smith, Garland, patent, 8348214, raising, lowering, ceiling fans, light fixtures,

Christopher A. Smith of Garland, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,348,215 for “System for Raising and Lowering Ceiling Fans and Light Fixtures.”
Patent: To Raise & Lower The Lights & Wind, Literally.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a wa to raise and lower the lights and wind.

Christopher A. Smith of Garland, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,348,215 for “System for Raising and Lowering Ceiling Fans and Light Fixtures.”

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Patent: To Check if Your Gadget is Legit or Counterfeit  | aust_txbz,David B. Kumhyr, William C. Bulko,Jacobo A. Vargas, Austin,Glenn D. Johnson,Pflugerville,Yvonne M. Young, Elgin, Patent, 8242793, Electromagnetic Profiling, Electronic Device Authenticity,
Patent: To Check if Your Gadget is Legit or Counterfeit

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A group of Texans has devised a way to validate your electronic gadgets to be sure they’re actually your electronic gadgets.

David B. Kumhyr, William C. Bulko and Jacobo A. Vargas, all of Austin, Glenn D. Johnson of Pflugerville,, and Yvonne M. Young of Elgin recently received U.S. Patent 8,242,793 for “Electromagnetic Profiling to Validate Electronic Device Authenticity.”

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Patent: To Lock Something from the Inside when You’re Not Inside | hou_txbz, Kingwood, Richard Alfred Coutermarsh, John Reid Eastman, patent, 8284023, internal locking, internal locking apparatus, IR, near IR,

Richard Alfred Coutermarsh and John Reid Eastman, both of Kingwood, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,284,023 for “Internal Locking Apparatus and Methods for Making and Using Same.”
Patent: To Lock Something from the Inside when You’re Not Inside

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texans have devised a way to lockup things from the inside.  Richard Alfred Coutermarsh and John Reid Eastman, both of Kingwood, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,284,023 for “Internal Locking Apparatus and Methods for Making and Using Same.” 

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Patent: To Pad Your Noggin. | sanant_txbz, Kerry S. Harris, San Antonio, patent, 8336122, cranial shock absorbtion, protective helmet,

Kerry S. Harris of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,336,122 for “Method of Manufacturing a Cranial Shock Absorption System.”
Patent: To Pad Your Noggin.

Texas Business Patent of the Day: A San Antonio man has devised a way to protect your noggin from shocks intended or not. Kerry S. Harris of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,336,122 for “Method of Manufacturing a Cranial Shock Absorption System.”

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Patent: To Make Your Computer Understand You | dal_ftw_txbz, Robert L. Budzinski, Richardson, patent, 8326603, memory system, natural language query, experience, knowledge,

Robert L. Budzinski of Richardson recently received U.S. Patent 8,326,603 for “Memory System for Storing and Retrieving Experience and Knowledge with Natural Language Queries.”
Patent: To Make Your Computer Understand You

Texas Business reports:  A Texas man has devised a way to make your computer understand you, better. Robert L. Budzinski of Richardson recently received U.S. Patent 8,326,603 for “Memory System for Storing and Retrieving Experience and Knowledge with Natural Language Queries.”

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Patent: To Kick a Football.

Texas Business reports:  Three Texans have devised a better way to kick a football. Chris Shaw of Fairview, Rocky Willingham of Dallas and Vincent Mark Villanueva of Garland recently received U.S. Patent 8,342,987 for “Football Holder for Place Kicking and Method for Making and Using Football Holder for Place Kicking.”

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Patent:  A Secure Railroad Car. | dal_ftw_txbz,Thomas P. Kelly,Colleyville,patent,8342786,Container Auto-Lock System,

Thomas P. Kelly of Colleyville recently received U.S. Patent 8,342,786 for “Container Auto-Lock System.”
Patent: A Secure Railroad Car.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a new way of keeping railroad containers secure.

Thomas P. Kelly of Colleyville recently received U.S. Patent 8,342,786 for “Container Auto-Lock System.”

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Patent: A Vending Machine for Packaged Goods | lub_txbz, abil_txbz, Dan Alan Cooper,Lamesa,Melvin Lewis Eaker,Lubbock,patent, 8342361, Modular Vending Machine,Packaged Goods,

Dan Alan Cooper of Lamesa and Melvin Lewis Eaker of Lubbock recently received U.S. Patent 8,342,361 for “Modular Vending Machine for Packaged Goods.”
Patent: A Vending Machine for Packaged Goods

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two West Texas men have developed a way to vend goods using the idea of a vending machine. Dan Alan Cooper of Lamesa and Melvin Lewis Eaker of Lubbock recently received U.S. Patent 8,342,361 for “Modular Vending Machine for Packaged Goods.”

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Patent: To Secure Your Data  | dal_ftw_txbz, hou_txbz,Christopher D. Burchett,Lewisville, Jason Jaynes,aust_txbz, Austin, Bryan Chin,Plano,David Consolver,Arlington, patent,8341404,intelligence based security,

Christopher D. Burchett of Lewisville, Jason Jaynes of Austin, Bryan Chin of Plano and David Consolver of Arlington recently received U.S. Patent 8,341,404 for “System and Method for Intelligence Based Security.”
Patent: To Secure Your Data

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Four Texans have devised a security system that adjusts to intelligence.

Christopher D. Burchett of Lewisville, Jason Jaynes of Austin, Bryan Chin of Plano and David Consolver of Arlington recently received U.S. Patent 8,341,404 for “System and Method for Intelligence Based Security.”

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Patent: To Make 3D Models From 2D Drawings. | hou_txbz, S. Rao Guntur, patent, 8346020, Automated Generation, 3D, 2D, model, drawing, CAD, computer-aided design,

S. Rao Guntur of Houston recently received U.S. Patent 8,346,020 for “Automated Generation of 3D Models from 2D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Drawings.”
Patent: To Make 3D Models From 2D Drawings.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Houston resident has devised a way of modeling three-dimensional representations from two-dimensional drawings.

S. Rao Guntur of Houston recently received U.S. Patent 8,346,020 for “Automated Generation of 3D Models from 2D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Drawings.” 

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Patent: To Take Your Call, Timely | sanant_txbz, Ryan James Fillinger of Helotes, Kenneth James Havens, George Charles MacNair, Micky Chamberlain Reeves, Timothy Ray Lamb, Alfa Marie Ramirez, Aaron David Bend, Patrick Anthony Terrell and Aubrey Lawrence Bordovsky,San Antonio,Michelle Lynn Easton,Boerne,Patent,8243719,Call Scheduling,

A group of Texans recently received U.S. Patent 8,243,719 for “Systems and Methods for Call Scheduling.”
Patent: To Take Your Call, Timely

Texas Patent of the Day: Several Texans devised a way to connect a caller with an available worker out of a pool of workers.

Ryan James Fillinger of Helotes, Kenneth James Havens, George Charles MacNair, Micky Chamberlain Reeves, Timothy Ray Lamb, Alfa Marie Ramirez, Aaron David Bend, Patrick Anthony Terrell and Aubrey Lawrence Bordovsky, all of San Antonio, Michelle Lynn Easton of Boerne recently received U.S. Patent 8,243,719 for “Systems and Methods for Call Scheduling.”

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Patent: To Get The Grease Out of the Cooking Vents | elp_txbz, Charles E. Bain, David D. Williams, patent, 8246705,El Paso, Exhaust Air Mist Separator, grease, cooking grease,

Charles E. Bain and David D. Williams, both of El Paso, recently received U.S. Patent 8,246,705 for “Exhaust Air Mist Separator.”
Patent: To Get The Grease Out of the Cooking Vents

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texas men have devised a way to get the grease out of the gush of air from restaurant kitchens. Charles E. Bain and David D. Williams, both of El Paso, recently received U.S. Patent 8,246,705 for “Exhaust Air Mist Separator.” 

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Patent: To Treat AIDS with Lupus. | hou_txbz,Sudhir Paul,Missouri City,Patent,8246957,Lupus Antibodies, passive, immunotherapy, HIV, AIDS,

Sudhir Paul of Missouri City, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,246,957 for “Lupus Antibodies for Passive Immunotherapy of HIV/AIDS.”
Patent: To Treat AIDS with Lupus.

Texas Business Patent of the Day: A Texas man has devised a way to treat AIDS with Lupus.  Sudhir Paul of Missouri City, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,246,957 for “Lupus Antibodies for Passive Immunotherapy of HIV/AIDS.”

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Patent: To Fly Your Flag in a Golf Course Hole.  | elp_txbz, Jack C. Priegel,patent, flagpole, ferrule, 8272969, golf,

Jack C. Priegel of El Paso recently received U.S. Patent 8,272,969 for “Flagpole and Ferrule Assembly.”
Patent: To Fly Your Flag in a Golf Course Hole.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a better way to make a golf course flag. Jack C. Priegel of El Paso recently received U.S. Patent 8,272,969 for “Flagpole and Ferrule Assembly.”

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Patent: To Drill The Earth With A Better Diamond Bit | hou_txbz, Steven W. Drews, Cypress, Cary Maurstad, Friendswood, patent, 8327956, PDC Drill Bit, polycrystalline,

Steven W. Drews of Cypress, Texas, and Cary Maurstad of Friendswood, Texas, received U.S. Patent 8,327,956 earlier this week for “Multi-Set PDC Drill Bit and Method.”
Patent: To Drill The Earth With A Better Diamond Bit

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texans have designed a drill bit for cutting through earth better. Steven W. Drews of Cypress, Texas, and Cary Maurstad of Friendswood, Texas, received U.S. Patent 8,327,956 earlier this week for “Multi-Set PDC Drill Bit and Method.” 

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Patent: To Spot and Toss Defective Eats and Snacks | dal_ftw_txbz, Wilfred Marcellien Bourg Jr., Melissa, Enrique Michel, 8284248, real time detections, defects, food product,

Wilfred Marcellien Bourg Jr. of Melissa, Texas, and Enrique Michel of Dallas recently received U.S. Patent 8,284,248 for “Method for Real Time Detection of Defects in a Food Product.”
Patent: To Spot and Toss Defective Eats and Snacks

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texans devised a way to spot problems in mass-produced snacks and eats. Wilfred Marcellien Bourg Jr. of Melissa, Texas, and Enrique Michel of Dallas recently received U.S. Patent 8,284,248 for “Method for Real Time Detection of Defects in a Food Product.”

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Patent: To Use Light and Particles To Treat Tumors | hou_txbz,Abdelhak Bensaoula,John Christopher Boney,Pearland, A.Sam Beddar,Tina Marie Briere,Sunil Krishnan,Andrew K. Lee,Patent,8328785,nanoparticles, Photodynamic,tumor,

Abdelhak Bensaoula of Houston, John Christopher Boney of Pearland, A. Sam Beddar, Tina Marie Briere, Sunil Krishnan and Andrew K. Lee, all of Houston received U.S. Patent 8,328,785 this week for “Use of Nanoparticles in Photodynamic treatment of Tumor
Patent: To Use Light and Particles To Treat Tumors

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Several Texans have devised a way to treat tumors with tiny bits of matter and light. Abdelhak Bensaoula of Houston, John Christopher Boney of Pearland, A. Sam Beddar of Houston, Tina Marie Briere of Houston, Sunil Krishnan of Houston and Andrew K. Lee of Houston received U.S. Patent 8,328,785 this week for “Use of Nanoparticles in the Photodynamic  treatment of Tumors.”

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Patent: To Know About and Predict Bad Acts. | sanant_txbz,Larry Avery, patent, 8332348,knowledge extraction, prediction,USAA,

Larry Avery of San Antonio received this week U.S. Patent 8,332,348 for “Knowledge Extraction and Prediction.”
Patent: To Know About and Predict Bad Acts.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a way to be in the know about bad acts and plans to commit bad acts.  Larry Avery of San Antonio received this week U.S. Patent 8,332,348 for “Knowledge Extraction and Prediction.”

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Patent:  To Pack Your Parachute So You Don't Plummet | tyl_txbz, lngv_txbz, William Caldwell, Mount Pleasant, parachute, patent,8328141, suspension lines,

William Caldwell of Mount Pleasant, Texas, received this week U.S. Patent 8,328,141 for “Apparatus and Method for Stowing Suspension Lines.”
Patent: To Pack Your Parachute So You Don't Plummet

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised an improvement for packing your  parachute. William Caldwell of Mount Pleasant, Texas, received this week U.S. Patent 8,328,141 for “Apparatus and Method for Stowing Suspension Lines.”

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Patent: To Explode Explosives Only When You Want to Explode Explosives | dal_ftw_txbz, Anthony T. Skinner, Duncanville, Michael L. Fortner, Bedford, patent, 8307767, Impact Initiated Venting System,

Anthony T. Skinner of Duncanville, Texas, and Michael L. Fortner of Bedford, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,307,767 for “Impact Initiated Venting System.”
Patent: To Explode Explosives Only When You Want to Explode Explosives

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texas men have devised a way to keep stored munitions and explosives from…well, exploding at the wrong time. Anthony T. Skinner of Duncanville, Texas, and Michael L. Fortner of Bedford, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,307,767 for “Impact Initiated Venting System.”

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Patent: To Treat Your Aged, Wrinkled Skin With Sea Plants | dal_ftw_txbz, Gopa Majmudar, Irving, patent, 8318178, marine botanical, algae, damaged skin, Mary Kay,

Gopa Majmudar of Irving recently received U.S. Patent 8,318,178 for “Compositions of Marine Botanicals to Provide Nutrition to Aging and Environmental Damaged Skin.”
Patent: To Treat Your Aged, Wrinkled Skin With Sea Plants

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texan has patented yet another beauty product, this time out of sea algae. Gopa Majmudar of Irving recently received U.S. Patent 8,318,178 for “Compositions of Marine Botanicals to Provide Nutrition to Aging and Environmental Damaged Skin.”

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Patent: To Keep Your Lipstick Fresh | dal_ftw_txbz,Olive Ann McLaughlin,patent,8210347, Universal Lipstick Refill Case,

Olive Ann McLaughlin of Dallas recently received U.S. Patent 8,210,347 for “Universal Lipstick Refill Case.”
Patent: To Keep Your Lipstick Fresh

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texan has devised a way to keep in supply of lipstick. Olive Ann McLaughlin of Dallas recently received U.S. Patent 8,210,347 for “Universal Lipstick Refill Case.” 

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Patent: To Milk a Cow, to Milk a Herd | abil_txbz, dal_ftw_txbz, Harmen Waterlander, Dublin, patent, 8281742,milking cows,

Harmen Waterlander of Dublin, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,281,742 for “System for Milking Cows and Method.”
Patent: To Milk a Cow, to Milk a Herd

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man devised a new way to milk cows. Harmen Waterlander of Dublin, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,281,742 for “System for Milking Cows and Method.” 

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Patent:  To Protect Yourself From Falls. | dal_ftw_txbz, Brent Wise, Farmersvile,patent, 8292028,fall arrest lanyard,

Brent Wise of Farmersville, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,292,028 for “Fall Arrest Lanyard.”
Patent: To Protect Yourself From Falls.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a way to protect yourself from falls. Brent Wise of Farmersville, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,292,028 for “Fall Arrest Lanyard.” 

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Patent: To Protect the Drive Train of Your Bicycle | aust_txbz, Dripping Springs, David W. Bolch, patent, 8317644, protective cover, bicycle, drive train,

David W. Bolch of Dripping Springs, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,317,644 for Protective Cover for Bicycle Drive Train Elements.”
Patent: To Protect the Drive Train of Your Bicycle

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man designed a way to protect the drive train from the elements, and your ankle, socks and pants from the drive train. David W. Bolch of Dripping Springs, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,317,644 for Protective Cover for Bicycle Drive Train Elements.” 

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Patent:  To Limit the Amount of Toilet Water   | Rodger Lynn Ross, Donna H. Ross, Marlin, wac_txbz, patent, 8251082, dual valve method, toilet water, commode, bathroom,

Rodger Lynn Ross and Donna H. Ross, both of Marlin, recently received U.S. Patent 8,251,082 for “Dual Valve Method and Apparatus for Limiting Toilet Water Flow.”
Patent: To Limit the Amount of Toilet Water

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texans have devised a way to limit the flow of water in your commode. Rodger Lynn Ross and Donna H. Ross, both of Marlin, recently received U.S. Patent 8,251,082 for “Dual Valve Method and Apparatus for Limiting Toilet Water Flow.” 

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Patent: To Fix and Fuse Your Spine | aust_txbz, Robert J. Jones, Kevin Dunworth, Dripping Spring, SpineSmith Partners, 8273127, interbody fusion,

Robert J. Jones of Austin and Kevin Dunworth of Dripping Spring recently received U.S. Patent 8,273,127 for “Interbody Fusion Device and Associated Methods.”
Patent: To Fix and Fuse Your Spine

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texans have developed a device for spinal fusion. Robert J. Jones of Austin and Kevin Dunworth of Dripping Spring recently received U.S. Patent 8,273,127 for “Interbody Fusion Device and Associated Methods.”

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Patent: To Control Implanted Medical Device Signals | hou_txbz, Cyberonics, Randolph K. Armstrong, 8306627, Dosing limitation, implantable medical device, vagus nerve,

Randolph K. Armstrong of Houston recently received U.S. Patent 8,306,627 for “Dosing Limitation for an Implantable Medical Device.
Patent: To Control Implanted Medical Device Signals

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  To control the electric signals from a medical device to a patient is always a good idea.

Randolph K. Armstrong of Houston recently received U.S. Patent 8,306,627 for “Dosing Limitation for an Implantable Medical Device.

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Patent: As the Breath and Blood Go, So Goes the Animal | amar_txbz, John T. Haynes, Canyon, William C. Pratt, Amarillo, 8282557, respiratory, circulatory, health, management, MWI Veterinary,

John T. Haynes of Canyon and William C. Pratt of Amarillo recently received U.S. Patent 8,282,557 for “Determining Respiratory or Circulatory Health Condition in Animals for Improved Management.”
Patent: As the Breath and Blood Go, So Goes the Animal

Texas Business Patent of the Day: How the animal breathes and how its blood flows is the subject of a patent by two Texans.John T. Haynes of Canyon and William C. Pratt of Amarillo recently received U.S. Patent 8,282,557 for “Determining Respiratory or Circulatory Health Condition in Animals for Improved Management.”

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Patent: To Make 3D Items That Don't Burn Easily | kil_tem_fth_txbz, aust_txbz, hou_txbz,Richard Benton Booth,Pflugerville, Bruce Cary Thornton,Katy, Donald Lewis Vanelli, Temple,Martha Leigh Gardiner,Belton,Patent,8236418,fabricating, Fire Retardant,

Richard Benton Booth of Pflugerville, Bruce Cary Thornton of Katy, Donald Lewis Vanelli of Temple and Martha Leigh Gardiner of Belton recently received U.S. Patent 8,236,418 for “Methods and Systems for Fabricating Fire Retardant Materials.”
Patent: To Make 3D Items That Don't Burn Easily

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Four Texans have devised a better way of making stuff that doesn’t burn.

Richard Benton Booth of Pflugerville, Bruce Cary Thornton of Katy, Donald Lewis Vanelli of Temple and Martha Leigh Gardiner of Belton recently received U.S. Patent 8,236,418 for “Methods and Systems for Fabricating Fire Retardant Materials.”

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Patent: A Practical Way of Growing Stem Cells. | hou_txbz, Stephen S. Navran, 8278101, Stem Cell, bioprocessing, cell expansion, Synthecon,

Stephen S. Navran Jr. of Houston recently received U.S. Patent 8,278,101 for “Stem Cell Bioprocessing and Cell Expansion.”
Patent: A Practical Way of Growing Stem Cells.

Texas Business Patent of the Day: A Houston man has devised a way to process and grow stem cells. Stephen S. Navran Jr. of Houston recently received U.S. Patent 8,278,101 for “Stem Cell Bioprocessing and Cell Expansion.”

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Patent: To Keep the Lid on Clean Eyelids   | hou_txbz, Nat G. Adkins, Richmond, Daniel Banov, Sugar Land, Augst Bassani, Patrick Witham, Eugene, Oregon, Ocusoft, 8281445, Heated Eyelid Cleanser,

Nat G. Adkins Jr. of Richmond, Texas, Daniel Banov of Sugar Land, Texas, August Bassani of Houston and Patrick Witham of Eugene, Oregon recently received U.S. Patent 8,281,445 for “Heated Eyelid Cleanser.”
Patent: To Keep the Lid on Clean Eyelids

Texas Business Patent of the Day: Three Texas residents and one Oregon resident have devised a way to keep the lids clean on your eyes. Nat G. Adkins Jr. of Richmond, Texas, Daniel Banov of Sugar Land, Texas, August Bassani of Houston and Patrick Witham of Eugene, Oregon recently received U.S. Patent 8,281,445 for “Heated Eyelid Cleanser.” 

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Patent: To Pick a Gift Whether It May be a Boy or a Girl | dal_ftw_txbz, Kelly Boyington, patent, 8290826, gender, neutral, gift registry, baby shower,

Kelly Boyington of Dallas recently received U.S. Patent 8,290,826 for “Method, Medium and System for Operating a Gender Neutral Gift Registry.”
Patent: To Pick a Gift Whether It May be a Boy or a Girl

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Having a baby but don’t want to know whether it’s a boy or girl despite the onslaught of baby showers? A Dallas resident has devised a way to create a way to set up gift registries that do not take sex into account. Kelly Boyington of Dallas recently received U.S. Patent 8,290,826 for “Method, Medium and System for Operating a Gender Neutral Gift Registry.”

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Patent: Dealing with Tides and Currents When Installing Undersea Devices | hou_txbz, Rodney H. Masters, Billy L. Griffith, patent, 8297883, Underwater device, Rov, tools, current, tide,

Rodney H. Masters and Billy L. Griffith, both of Houston, recently received U.S. Patent 8,297,883 for “Underwater Device for ROV Installable Tools.”
Patent: Dealing with Tides and Currents When Installing Undersea Devices

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texas men have devised a way to install gear underwater while minimizing the problems with currents and tides. Rodney H. Masters and Billy L. Griffith, both of Houston, recently received U.S. Patent 8,297,883 for “Underwater Device for ROV Installable Tools.” 

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Patent: To Read Ocean Geography and Geology with Air and Sound. | aust_txbz, sanant_txbz, William Allen Nance, Fredericksburg, Daniel Eugene Hobson, Kerrville, Real Time Systems,

William Allen Nance of Fredericksburg and Daniel Eugene Hobson of Kerrville recently received U.S. Patent 8,279,711 for “Digital Air Gun.”
Patent: To Read Ocean Geography and Geology with Air and Sound.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texans devised a way to make better ocean seismic readings with air guns. William Allen Nance of Fredericksburg and Daniel Eugene Hobson of Kerrville recently received U.S. Patent 8,279,711 for “Digital Air Gun.”

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Patent: To Move Data From One Thing To Another | aust_txbz, dal_ftw_txbz, Frisco, Wireless Recognition, Raymond E. Ratcliff, patent, 8285792, Sharing Information, Handheld Device,

Raymond F. Ratcliff of Austin recently received U.S. Patent 8,285,791 for “Method and Apparatus for Sharing Information Using a Handheld Device.”
Patent: To Move Data From One Thing To Another

Texas Business Patent of the Day: An Austin man has devised yet another way to transfer data with handhelds. Raymond F. Ratcliff of Austin recently received U.S. Patent 8,285,791 for “Method and Apparatus for Sharing Information Using a Handheld Device.”

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Patent: To Turn a Fuel Waste Product Into Food | Spencer S. Awbrey, Conroe, hou_txbz, Envirosource, Liberty, John DeLoach, Tony Alexander, Daisetta, Don Darbonne, Marilyn Darbonne, glycerol,

Spencer S. Awbrey of Conroe, John DeLoach and Tony Alexander of Daisetta, Don Darbonne of Liberty and legal representative Marilyn Darbonne of Liberty recently received U.S. Patent 8,247,600 for “Systems and Methods for Processing Glycerol.”
Patent: To Turn a Fuel Waste Product Into Food

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Five Texans devised a better way to process a waste product from biofuel into a substance to be used in a wide variety of feed and foodstuffs.

Spencer S. Awbrey of Conroe, John DeLoach and Tony Alexander of Daisetta, Don Darbonne of Liberty and legal representative Marilyn Darbonne of Liberty recently received U.S. Patent 8,247,600 for “Systems and Methods for Processing Glycerol.” 

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Patent: To Insure Your Emergency Hoards of Food | sanant_txbz, Bradley J. Billman, patent, 8229771, insuring stored food, stored food,

Bradley J. Billman of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,229,771 for “Systems and Methods for Insuring Stored Food.”
Patent: To Insure Your Emergency Hoards of Food

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has invented an insurance that covers stored food. Bradley J. Billman of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,229,771 for “Systems and Methods for Insuring Stored Food.”

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Patent: A Better Ladder For Your Motor Home | mid_txbz, odess_txbz, Andrews, Robert Gail Stewart, James Edward Stewart, 8215452, extendable ladder, trailer, Motor home, vehicle,

Robert Gail Stewart and James Edward Stewart, both of Andrews, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,215,452 for “Extendable Ladder for Trailer, Motor Home or Other Vehicle.”
Patent: A Better Ladder For Your Motor Home

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texas men have invented a better ladder for your motor home or trailer. Robert Gail Stewart and James Edward Stewart, both of Andrews, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,215,452 for “Extendable Ladder for Trailer, Motor Home or Other Vehicle.”

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Patent: To Keep Your Razor Dry. | hou_txbz, Dana Charles Cook, Rosharon, 8261450, razor, safety razor, patent,
Patent: To Keep Your Razor Dry.

 Texas Business reports:  A Texan has devised a way to keep your razor dry. Dana Charles Cook of Rosharon, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,261,450 for “Razor and Auxiliary Handle.” 

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Patent: A Way To Insert An Implant Into Your Spine | tyl_txbz, sanant_txbz, Charles R. Gordon, Corey T. Harbold, Heather S. Hanson, 8257440, implant, intervertebral,

Charles R. Gordon and Corey T. Harbold, both of Tyler, and Heather S. Hanson of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,257,440 for “Method of Insertion of an Expandable Intervertebral Implant.”
Patent: A Way To Insert An Implant Into Your Spine

Texas Business reports:  Three Texans devised a new way to help your ailing backbone. Charles R. Gordon and Corey T. Harbold, both of Tyler, and Heather S. Hanson of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,257,440 for “Method of Insertion of an Expandable Intervertebral Implant.”

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Patent: To Get Your Meds, To Get Your Correct Meds, and To Get Your Meds in Time. | hou_txbz, Lindale, Tyl_txbz, James W. Moncrief, James J. Martin, Spring, patent, 8260632, pharmaceutical oerpations, long-term care, Tech Pharmacy Services,

James W. Moncrief of Lindale, Texas, and James J. Martin of Spring, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,260,632 for “System and Software of Enhanced Pharmaceutical Operations in Long-Term Care Facilities and Related Methods.”
Patent: To Get Your Meds, To Get Your Correct Meds, and To Get Your Meds in Time.

Texas Business reports:  Two Texas men have devised a way to prevent prescription mistakes in nursing homes. James W. Moncrief of Lindale, Texas, and James J. Martin of Spring, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,260,632 for “System and Software of Enhanced Pharmaceutical Operations in Long-Term Care Facilities and Related Methods.”

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Patent: To Move Weld Bottles Without Manhandling or Violating OSHA | hou_txbz, Benton F. Baugh, welding bottle, patent, 8262336,

Benton F. Baugh of Houston recently received U.S. Patent 8,262,336 for “Method for Handling Welding Gas Bottles.”
Patent: To Move Weld Bottles Without Manhandling or Violating OSHA

Texas Business reports:  A Texas man has devised a way of manipulating the heavy gas bottles used in welding. Benton F. Baugh of Houston recently received U.S. Patent 8,262,336 for “Method for Handling Welding Gas Bottles.”

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Patent: An Arctic Platform For Drilling | hou_txbz, The Woodlands, Benton F. Baugh, Craig Watson, Keith K. Millhelm, Ali G. Kadaster, 8226326, arctic platform,

Benton F. Baugh of Houston, Craig Watson of Houston, Keith K. Millhelm of The Woodlands and Ali G. Kadaster of The Woodlands received U.S. Patent 8,226,326 for “Arctic Platform.”
Patent: An Arctic Platform For Drilling

Texas Business reports:  Four Texans devised a way to make arctic platforms for arctic drilling. Benton F. Baugh of Houston, Craig Watson of Houston, Keith K. Millhelm of The Woodlands and Ali G. Kadaster of The Woodlands received U.S. Patent 8,226,326 for “Arctic Platform.”

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Patent: To Better Handle Your Skis and Poles When You're Not Skiing. | Waller, Stuart John Starry, patent, 8235423, integrated pole to ski coupling arrangement,hou_txbz,

Stuart John Starry of Waller, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,235,423 for “Integrated Pole-to-Ski Coupling Arrangement.”
Patent: To Better Handle Your Skis and Poles When You're Not Skiing.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a way to handle your ski poles and skis less awkwardly. Stuart John Starry of Waller, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,235,423 for “Integrated Pole-to-Ski Coupling Arrangement.”

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Patent: To Use Your Heart to Treat Medical Problems | hou_txbz,Timothy L. Scott, Sugarland, patent, 8239028, cardiac parameter, chronic medical condition, Cyberonics,

Timothy L. Scott of Sugarland, Texas, received earlier this month U.S. Patent 8,239,028 for “Use of Cardiac Parameters in Methods and Systems for Treating a Chronic Medical Condition.”
Patent: To Use Your Heart to Treat Medical Problems

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a way to monitor one’s heart when treating a lingering medical problem. Timothy L. Scott of Sugarland, Texas, received earlier this month U.S. Patent 8,239,028 for “Use of Cardiac Parameters in Methods and Systems for Treating a Chronic Medical Condition.”

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Patent: To Adjust Your Crutch. | aust_txbz, Hector Mark Estrada Jr., patent, 8234063, Multi-Stage,collapsible,crutch,

Hector Mark Estrada Jr. of Austin recently received U.S. Patent 8,235,063 for “Multi-Stage Collapsible Crutch.”
Patent: To Adjust Your Crutch.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  An Austin man has devised an new type of crutch.

Hector Mark Estrada Jr. of Austin recently received U.S. Patent 8,235,063 for “Multi-Stage Collapsible Crutch.”

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Patent: To Lift From Your Truck. | hou_txbz, Helmut Grollitsch, 8221048, Lifting apparatus, truck bed, cargo,

Helmut Grollitsch of Houston recently received U.S. Patent 8,221,048 for “Lifting Apparatus for Use in a Truck Bed.”
Patent: To Lift From Your Truck.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a way to lift things from the bed of your truck. Helmut Grollitsch of Houston recently received U.S. Patent 8,221,048 for “Lifting Apparatus for Use in a Truck Bed.”

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Patent: A Better Mouse Trap. | dal_ftw_txbz, abil_txbz, Larry Covington, Weatherford, Ethan Vickery, Bedford, patent, 8209900, rodent bait, trap, rat, mouse,

Ethan Vickery of Bedford and Larry Covington of Weatherford recently received U.S. Patent 8,209,900 for “Weighted Rodent Bait Stations and Related Methods.”
Patent: A Better Mouse Trap.

Texas Business Patent of the Day: Two Texas men have devised a better way to build rodent traps. Ethan Vickery of Bedford and Larry Covington of Weatherford recently received U.S. Patent 8,209,900 for “Weighted Rodent Bait Stations and Related Methods.”

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Patent: To Detect Aircraft Weight on the Ground. | dal_ftw_txbz,James Grant Mast, Burleson, Charles Eric Covington, Colleyville, Paul Eugene Darden,Arlington,William L. McKeown,Euless,patent,8266030,Weight-on-Gear,sensor,aviation,Textron,aircraft,

James Grant Mast of Burleson, Charles Eric Covington of Colleyville, Paul Eugene Darden of Arlington and William L. McKeown of Euless recently received U.S. Patent 8,226,030 for “Weight-on-Gear Sensor.”
Patent: To Detect Aircraft Weight on the Ground.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Four Texas men have devised a new way to detect the amount of weight on an aircraft’s landing skid.  James Grant Mast of Burleson, Charles Eric Covington of Colleyville, Paul Eugene Darden of Arlington and William L. McKeown of Euless recently received U.S. Patent 8,226,030 for “Weight-on-Gear Sensor.”

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Patent: To Not Lose Your Jewelry. | dal_ftw_txbz, Plano, Bruce Woodall, James Fairey, Frisco, James Elwood Nalley, Corinth, Christopher Daniel Buehler, Assistance Required, Locking Clasp,8196267,

James Elwood Nalley of Corinth, Christopher Daniel Buehler of Dallas, Bruce Woodall of Plano and James Fairey of Frisco recently received U.S. Patent 8,196,267 for “Assistance Required Locking Clasp.”
Patent: To Not Lose Your Jewelry.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Four Texans devised a way to make sure your necklace or jewelry doesn’t fall off your neck or wrist or ankle until you want it off.  James Elwood Nalley of Corinth, Christopher Daniel Buehler of Dallas, Bruce Woodall of Plano and James Fairey of Frisco recently received U.S. Patent 8,196,267 for “Assistance Required Locking Clasp.”

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Patent: To Fold Your Boat Seat. | Kate Chen, Corinth, patent, 8123298, Hinge Assembly, Boat Seat, Friend Success,dal_ftw_txbz,

Kate Chen of Corinth, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,123,298 for “Hinge Assembly for Boat Seat.”
Patent: To Fold Your Boat Seat.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas resident has devised a way to make your seat in your boat more useful. Kate Chen of Corinth, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,123,298 for “Hinge Assembly for Boat Seat.”

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Patent: To Hold Your Stuff In Your Passenger Seat | dal_ftw_txbz, Timothy W. Terleski,Richardson,Staci Ault Mininger,Garland,Rik Westerink,Corinth,Patent,8152234,Amenity Pocket,

Timothy W. Terleski of Richardson, Staci Ault Mininger of Garland and Rik Westerink of Corinth recently received U.S. Patent 8,152,234 for “Amenity Pocket.”
Patent: To Hold Your Stuff In Your Passenger Seat

Texas Business reports:  Three Texans have designed a better way to hold your magazines, Kindles, iPads and stuff in your passenger seat. Timothy W. Terleski of Richardson, Staci Ault Mininger of Garland and Rik Westerink of Corinth recently received U.S. Patent 8,152,234 for “Amenity Pocket.”

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Patent: To Assemble Inexpensive Furniture For Your Office | dal_ftw_txbz, Carl Brock Brandenburg, Legare, patent, 8220398, modular furniture,

Carl Brock Brandenburg of Fort Worth recently received U.S. Patent 8,220,398 for “Modular Furniture System.”
Patent: To Assemble Inexpensive Furniture For Your Office

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a new type of furniture that can be inexpensively assembled and reassembled, depending on floorplans. Carl Brock Brandenburg of Fort Worth recently received U.S. Patent 8,220,398 for “Modular Furniture System.”

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Patent: To Hold Your Drink. | Jack. W. Lewis, Sulphur Springs, cupholder,patent, 8220763, Adjustable Beverage Holder,tyl_txbz, txrkn_txbz,

Jack W. Lewis of Sulphur Springs, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,220,763 for “Adjustable Beverage Holder.”
Patent: To Hold Your Drink.

Texas Patent of the Week:  A Texas man has devised a new way to hold your drink. Jack W. Lewis of Sulphur Springs, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,220,763 for “Adjustable Beverage Holder.”

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Patent: To Carry Your Identity Outside of Your Self | dal_ftw_txbz, Irving, Olivier Le Neel, patent, 8219771,Portable device, storing, private information, medical, financial, emergency, STMicroelectronics,

Olivier Le Neel of Irving received U.S. Patent 8,219,771 earlier this month for “Portable Device for Storing Private Information such as Medical, Financial or Emergency Information.”
Patent: To Carry Your Identity Outside of Your Self

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas resident has devised a way of storing who you are in a place other than your brian. Olivier Le Neel of Irving received U.S. Patent 8,219,771 earlier this month for “Portable Device for Storing Private Information such as Medical, Financial or Emergency Information.”

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Patent: To Clean Dirty Water With Tiny Particles | hou_txbz, Tianping Huang, Spring, James B. Crews,Willis, 8226830,wastewater, purification, nanoparticle,

Tianping Huang of Spring, Texas, and James B. Crews of Willis, Texas, received U.S. Patent 8,226,830 earlier this week for “Wastewater Purification with Nanoparticle-Treated Bed.”
Patent: To Clean Dirty Water With Tiny Particles

Texas Patent of the Day:  Two Texas residents have devised a way to purify water contaminated from energy wells. Tianping Huang of Spring, Texas, and James B. Crews of Willis, Texas, received U.S. Patent 8,226,830 earlier this week for “Wastewater Purification with Nanoparticle-Treated Bed.”

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Patent: A Platform For Drilling in Cold, Environmentally Sensitive Areas | hou_txbz, Benton F. Baugh, Craig Watson, houston, Keith Millhelm, The Woodlands, Ali G. Kadaster, 8226326,

Benton F. Baugh of Houston, Craig Watson of Houston, Keith Millhelm of The Woodlands and Ali G. Kadaster of The Woodlands received U.S. Patent 8,226,326 this week for “Artic Platform.”
Patent: A Platform For Drilling in Cold, Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Four Texas men have devised a drilling platform for extreme and sensitive conditions. Benton F. Baugh of Houston, Craig Watson of Houston, Keith Millhelm of The Woodlands and Ali G. Kadaster of The Woodlands received U.S. Patent 8,226,326 this week for “Artic Platform.”

 

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Patent: A Tougher Garage Door.  | dal_ftw_txbz, Bob R. Barnard, David M. Barnard, Colleyville, patent, 8201367,Wind, Debris, Resistant, Garage Door Window Frame,National Door Industries,

Bob R. Barnard and David M. Barnard, both of Colleyville, recently received U.S. Patent 8,201,367 for “Wind and Debris Resistant Garage Door Window Frame and Method of Installation.”
Patent: A Tougher Garage Door.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texas men has devised a better garage door to withstand the winds of change. Bob R. Barnard and David M. Barnard, both of Colleyville, recently received U.S. Patent 8,201,367 for “Wind and Debris Resistant Garage Door Window Frame and Method of Installation.”  

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Patent: To Drive on Flat Tires. | dal_ftw_txbz,William W. Gardetto,Colleyville, patent, 8196629, Run-Flat,Runflat,Indian land,Pneumatic Tired Wheel,

William W. Gardetto of Colleyville recently received U.S. Patent 8,196,629 for “Run-Flat Support System For a Pneumatic Tired Wheel and Method for Installing Same.”
Patent: To Drive on Flat Tires.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  To drive on a flat tire has been in development and use for decades.  Now a Texas man has tweaked that idea. William W. Gardetto of Colleyville recently received U.S. Patent 8,196,629 for “Run-Flat Support System For a Pneumatic Tired Wheel and Method for Installing Same.”

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Patent: To Liven Up Your Presentation | dal_ftw_txbz, Yoram Solomon, Plano, Robert Finis Anderson III, Frisco, Hongjun Li, Gregory Brian Kalush, Colleyville, 8217997, interactive display system

Yoram Solomon of Plano, Robert Finis Anderson III of Frisco, Hongjun Li of Plano and Gregory Brian Kalush of Colleyville recently received U.S. Patent 8,217,997 for “Interactive Display System.”
Patent: To Liven Up Your Presentation

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  You’re probably overfamiliar with presentations where speakers will laser pointers point at Powerpoints and the like.  Now, four Texans have devised a way for speakers to interact and manipulate the displays you see into, hopefully, something more interesting. Yoram Solomon of Plano, Robert Finis Anderson III of Frisco, Hongjun Li of Plano and Gregory Brian Kalush of Colleyville recently received U.S. Patent 8,217,997 for “Interactive Display System.”

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Patent: To See Clearly Through Contact Lens Scoured With Sound | hou_txbz, Rebecca A. Simonette, patent, 8211237, Cleaning Contact Lenses, Sonification,

Rebecca A. Simonette of Houston recently received U.S. Patent 8,211,237 for “Cleaning Contact Lenses Via Sonification.”
Patent: To See Clearly Through Contact Lens Scoured With Sound

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  To clean a contact lens and not damage it sometimes appears impossible. Now a Houston woman has devised a way to clean your lens with sound. Rebecca A. Simonette of Houston recently received U.S. Patent 8,211,237 for “Cleaning Contact Lenses Via Sonification.”

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Patent: To Improve a Utility Knife. | dal_ftw_txbz, ADCO, Raymond E. Davis, Heath, Clifton G. Hampton, Burleson, patent, 8220160, box cutter, grip-actuated, blade extension,

Raymond E. Davis of Heath, Texas, and Clifton G. Hampton of Burleson, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,220,160 for “Box Cutter with Grip-Actuated Blade Extension.”
Patent: To Improve a Utility Knife.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texans have improved the lowly box cutter. Raymond E. Davis of Heath, Texas, and Clifton G. Hampton of Burleson, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,220,160 for “Box Cutter with Grip-Actuated Blade Extension.”

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Patent: To Purify Water from Energy Production. | dal_ftw_txbz, Cleburne,  Raymond C. Sherry, patent, purifying water,

Raymond C. Sherry of Cleburne recently received U.S. Patent 8,097,128 for “Method and Apparatus for Purifying Water.”
Patent: To Purify Water from Energy Production.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Even during a drought, drilling and frakking for oil and gas in Texas requires a great amount of fresh water, and often contaminates the water.  Now a Texas man has devised a way to purify the water from these wells. Raymond C. Sherry of Cleburne recently received U.S. Patent 8,097,128 for “Method and Apparatus for Purifying Water.”

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Patent: To Keep Your Home & Business Dry During Floods. | hou_txbz, Conroe, Ronald M. Helton, patent, 8166719, flood proofing,

Ronald M. Helton of Conroe, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,166,719 for “System for Flood Proofing Residential and Light Commerical Buildings."
Patent: To Keep Your Home & Business Dry During Floods.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  If you live by a river, in a flood plain, near sea level atthe coast or by a marsh, you worry about floods. Now a Texas man has devised a way to floor proof your home or building, at least up to a certain height of water.  Ronald M. Helton of Conroe, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,166,719 for “System for Flood Proofing Residential and Light Commerical Buildings."

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Patent: To Drive and Cut a Tree. | hou_txbz, Donald C. Tucker,Montgomery,patent, 81466228, shear, tree cutter,

Donald C. Tucker of Montgomery, Texas, recently received U.S.Patent 8,146,628 for “Shear Type Tree Cutter.”
Patent: To Drive and Cut a Tree.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a way to drive and clear and cut small trees.  Donald C. Tucker of Montgomery, Texas, recently received U.S.Patent 8,146,628 for “Shear Type Tree Cutter.”

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Patent: To Treat That Back With Resilient Inserts. | hou_txbz, aust_txba, Wesley Hunt, aust_txbz, H. Kim Lee,Anwar Qadir, Cleveland, Lake Jackson, Alex Change, 8197512, Spine Stabilization, Resilient Inserts, surgery,

Wesley Hunt of Austin, H. Kim Le of Houston, Alex Change of Lake Jackson and Anwaar Qadir of Cleveland, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,197,512 for “System and Method for Spine Stabilization Using Resilient Inserts.”
Patent: To Treat That Back With Resilient Inserts.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Four Texas residents devised a new way to treat back trouble. Wesley Hunt of Austin, H. Kim Le of Houston, Alex Change of Lake Jackson and Anwaar Qadir of Cleveland, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,197,512 for “System and Method for Spine Stabilization Using Resilient Inserts.”

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Patent: To Carry Your Civilian & Military Burdens More Lightly | dal_ftw_txbz, Emerald Touch, Michael C. Glenn, Clarksville,patent,8182439, individual body support system,

Michael C. Glenn of Clarksville, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,182,439 for “Individual Body Support System.”
Patent: To Carry Your Civilian & Military Burdens More Lightly

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a device to wear to help the user bear more weight, like body armor or gear. Michael C. Glenn of Clarksville, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,182,439 for “Individual Body Support System.”

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Patent: To Strengthen An Old Wall. | dal_ftw_txbz,Alan Pettingale,Melissa, Texas, patent, 8209934, wall tie, brick wall,

Alan Pettingale of Melissa, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,209,934 for “Wall Tie and Method of Using and Making Same.”
Patent: To Strengthen An Old Wall.

Texas Business Patent of the Day: As buildings age, brick walls weaken and at some point, can collapse. Now a Texas man has devised a way to strengthen the wall without tearing it down and starting over. Alan Pettingale of Melissa, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,209,934 for “Wall Tie and Method of Using and Making Same.”

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Patent: To Position Yourself Properly Before Contact | aust_txbz, Mike Olivarez, Pflugerville, patent, 8201277, posture aid, contact sports, football,

Mike Olivarez of Pflugerville, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,201,277 for “Posture Aid for Contact Sports.”
Patent: To Position Yourself Properly Before Contact

Texas Business Patent of the Day: Proper Posture is not just a matter of etiquette. It's a way to prevent  sports injuries. A Texas man developed a device to encourage proper posture for playing football. Mike Olivarez of Pflugerville, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,201,277 for “Posture Aid for Contact Sports.”

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Patent: A Ladder That Fits Inside Your Car. | hou_txbz, Grover J. Geisleman III, Richmond, Texas, patent, 8191685, folding ladder,

Grover J. Geisleman III of Richmond, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,191,685 for “Folding Ladder.”
Patent: A Ladder That Fits Inside Your Car.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a more convenient ladder. Grover J. Geisleman III of Richmond, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,191,685 for “Folding Ladder.”

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Patent: To Screen for Skin Cancer in Real Time. | hou_txbz, George Zouridakis, Houston, Xiaojing Yuan,Pearland,Ji Chen,Eric Stotzer,Yanmin Wu,Sugarland,patent,8213695,Skin Cancer, screen,screening,skin,

George Zouridakis of Houston, Xiaojing Yuan of Pearland, Ji Chen of Pearland, Eric Stotzer of Houston and Yanmin Wu of Sugarland recently received U.S. Patent 8,213,695 for “Device and Software for Screening the Skin.”
Patent: To Screen for Skin Cancer in Real Time.

Texas Business Patent of the Day: Five Texans have devised a way to rapidly check for skin cancers and other diseases. George Zouridakis of Houston, Xiaojing Yuan of Pearland, Ji Chen of Pearland, Eric Stotzer of Houston and Yanmin Wu of Sugarland recently received U.S. Patent 8,213,695 for “Device and Software for Screening the Skin.”

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Patent: To Keep Your Battery Packs Powered & Ready. | aust_txbz,Aeron Hurst,Martindale, Carlos Coe,sanant_txbz,San Marcos, Charles Moyer, Manchaca, Grant Randall, Lupe Carranco, patent, 8198759, Portable power, power pack, uniform dc,

Aeron Hurst of Martindale, Carlos Coe of San Marcos, Charles Moyer of Manchaca, Grant Randall of Austin and Lupe Carranco of San Marcos recently received U.S. Patent 8,198,759 for “Portable Power Packs Having A Uniform DC Environment."
Patent: To Keep Your Battery Packs Powered & Ready.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  To have battery power that’s reliable and consistent is always an issue in today’s world. Now, five Texans have devised a way to keep that voltage level and strong. Aeron Hurst of Martindale, Carlos Coe of San Marcos, Charles Moyer of Manchaca, Grant Randall of Austin and Lupe Carranco of San Marcos recently received U.S. Patent 8,198,759 for “Portable Power Packs Having A Uniform DC Environment."

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Patent: To Puzzle & Play Your Way To Math Mastery | dal_ftw_txbz, Frisco,math,logic,James E. Caster,patent, 8205886,didactic, puzzle, skill, develop,

James E. Caster Jr. of Frisco, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,205,886 for “Didactic Skill Developing Puzzle.”
Patent: To Puzzle & Play Your Way To Math Mastery

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a game to help kids learn math and logic. James E. Caster Jr. of Frisco, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,205,886 for “Didactic Skill Developing Puzzle.”

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Patent: To Protect Your Child and Your Lawn Man from Sun and Rain | dal_ftw_txbz, Jose G. Ortiz, Belen Ortiz, patent, 8210193, sun shade protector,

Jose G. Ortiz and Belen Ortiz, both of Dallas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,210,193 for “Sun Shade Protector.”
Patent: To Protect Your Child and Your Lawn Man from Sun and Rain

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texas residents have devised a way to keep your child from being sunburned while on a carriage stroll. Jose G. Ortiz and Belen Ortiz, both of Dallas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,210,193 for “Sun Shade Protector.”

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Patent: To Exercise While Playing In Water.  | aust_txbz, sanant_txbz,Jeffery Wayne Henry,John Timothy Schooley,New Braunfels, patent, 8210954, Amusement Water Rides, Exercise Circuits,

Jeffery Wayne Henry and John Timothy Schooley, both of New Braunfels, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,210,954 for Amusement Water Rides Involving Exercise Circuits.”
Patent: To Exercise While Playing In Water.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Mixing pleasure and exercise has been a trend for quite some time.  Now two Texas men have taken that concept to the next wet level. Jeffery Wayne Henry and John Timothy Schooley, both of New Braunfels, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,210,954 for Amusement Water Rides Involving Exercise Circuits.”

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Patent: To Clean Out a Water Well.  | amar_txbz, lub_txbz, water well, Dan Nelson, Robert Nelson, Dimmitt, Castro County, 8205676, cleaning apparatus, Ogallala aquifer,

Dan Nelson and Robert Nelson, both of Dimmitt, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,205,676 for “Water Well Cleaning Apparatus and Method.”
Patent: To Clean Out a Water Well.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  When you drink from a water well, you sometimes forget that well is dug into dirt and earth and rubble and other stuff.  And then sometimes, things get into the well because, well, it’s a well.  That is the problem that two Castro County men are trying to solve. Dan Nelson and Robert Nelson, both of Dimmitt, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,205,676 for “Water Well Cleaning Apparatus and Method.” 



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Patent: A Better Golf Club for the Fairway. | dal_ftw_txbz, Justin Honea, Rowlett, Tim Reed, McKinney, John Kendall, Wylie patent, 8206244, Fairway, wood, golf club,

Justin Honea of Rowlett, Tim Reed of McKinney and John Kendall of Wylie recently received U.S. Patent 8,206,244 for “Fairway Wood Type Golf Club.”
Patent: A Better Golf Club for the Fairway.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  The ancient game of golf always has been entertwined with technological developments.  Now three Texans have devised a better golf club. Justin Honea of Rowlett, Tim Reed of McKinney and John Kendall of Wylie recently received U.S. Patent 8,206,244 for “Fairway Wood Type Golf Club.”

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Patent: To Chain a Door. | wicfal_txbz, dal_ftw_txbz, John Christopher Womack,Nocona, patent, 8196976, chain hook,

John Christopher Womack of Nocona, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,196,976 for “Chain Hook.”
Patent: To Chain a Door.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  You may be familiar with the screen door hook that sidles through the eye of the door frame.  You may be familiar with door chains in hotel rooms and homes.  Now a Texas man has devised a better way to chain a door. John Christopher Womack of Nocona, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,196,976 for “Chain Hook.”

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Patent: To Take Off In Your Plane At Lower Speeds.   | dal_ftw_txbz, William E. Luce, Colleyville, Phillip K. Wilson, Dalworthington, Jonathon R. Davis, Fort Worth, patent, 8186620, adjustable landing gear,

William E. Luce of Colleyville, Phillip K. Wilson of Dalworthington Gardens and Jonathon R. Davis of Fort Worth recently received U.S. Patent 8,186,620 for “Adjustable Landing Gear System.”
Patent: To Take Off In Your Plane At Lower Speeds.

Texas Business Patent of the Day: Three Texas men have devised a way for aircraft to become airborne at lower speeds by, counterintuitively, redesigning the landing gear. William E. Luce of Colleyville, Phillip K. Wilson of Dalworthington Gardens and Jonathon R. Davis of Fort Worth recently received U.S. Patent 8,186,620 for “Adjustable Landing Gear System.”

 

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Patent: To Detect The Unseen Dangers of Modern Times. | aust_txbz, Jeffrey Charles Michalski, Matthew Tant Richardson, Michael Joseph Foley, patent, 8205512, Systems, methods, collection, detection, particulates, air,

Jeffrey Charles Michalski, Matthew Tant Richardson and Michael Joseph Foley, all of Austin, recently received U.S. Patent 8,205,512 for “Systems and Methods for Collection and Detection of Particulates in the Air.”
Patent: To Detect The Unseen Dangers of Modern Times.

 Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Modern days bring the dangers of chemical warfare, biological warfare or dirty bombs.  Three Texans have devised a way of detecting these weapons if ever used.  Jeffrey Charles Michalski, Matthew Tant Richardson and Michael Joseph Foley, all of Austin, recently received U.S. Patent 8,205,512 for “Systems and Methods for Collection and Detection of Particulates in the Air.”

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Patent: To Better Breed Cattle & Other Mammals. | dal_ftw_txbz, abil_txbz, Weatherford, Brad K. Stroud, 8202210, Artificial breeding, bovine, semen diluents, AI apparatus,

Brad K. Stroud of Weatherford, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,202,210 for “Artificial Breeding Techniques for Bovines Including Semen Diluents and AI Apparatus.”
Patent: To Better Breed Cattle & Other Mammals.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  As genetic manipulation of breeding stock continues, a Texas man has devised a better way to artificially inseminate cows, and other mammals. Brad K. Stroud of Weatherford, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,202,210 for “Artificial Breeding Techniques for Bovines Including Semen Diluents and AI Apparatus.”

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Patent: To Sit & Use Armrests Without Bumping Elbows With Your Neighbor | aust_txbz, kil_tem_fth_txbz, Migdoel Miranda Montalvo, Cedar Park, patent, 8201889,

Migdoel Miranda Montalvo of Cedar Park recently received U.S. Patent 8,201,8889 for “Armrest Device."
Patent: To Sit & Use Armrests Without Bumping Elbows With Your Neighbor

Texas Business Patent of the Day: You probably thought that resting your arm on an arm rest while you sit in a chair can’t be improved, but it can. Migdoel Miranda Montalvo of Cedar Park recently received U.S. Patent 8,201,8889 for “Armrest Device."

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Patent: Inflatable Canyon. | dal_ftw_txbz, Laurie Boone Henry, 8202096, Big Canyon Balloon, patent, McKinney,

Laurie Boone Henry of McKinney, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,202,096 for “Big Canyon Balloon.”
Patent: Inflatable Canyon.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  You want to teach kids about the geology and geography of canyons, but lack a nearby canyon? You can inflate one due to the invention of a Texas woman.

Laurie Boone Henry of McKinney, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,202,096 for “Big Canyon Balloon.”

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Patent: To Change the Maze of Office Layouts, Easily | hou_txbz, Magnolia, W. Frank Little, patent, 8191331, demountable, paneling, system,

W. Frank Little of Magnolia, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,191,331 for “Demountable Paneling System.”
Patent: To Change the Maze of Office Layouts, Easily

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a way to quickly rearrange office space into new configurations. W. Frank Little of Magnolia, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,191,331 for “Demountable Paneling System.”

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Patent:  To Seek A Cure For Lou Gehrig's Disease | dal_ftw_txbz, Andrew Williams,Eric Olson,Patent,8202848, Identification of Micro-RNAS Involved in Neuromuscular Synapse Maintenance and Regeneration, Lou Gehrig,

Andrew Williams and Eric Olson, both of Dallas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,202,848 for “Identification of Micro-RNAS Involved in Neuromuscular Synapse Maintenance and Regeneration.”
Patent: To Seek A Cure For Lou Gehrig's Disease

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texas men have devised a way that may be a way to regenerate neural connections for victims of Lou Gehrig’s disease. Andrew Williams and Eric Olson, both of Dallas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,202,848 for “Identification of Micro-RNAS Involved in Neuromuscular Synapse Maintenance and Regeneration.”

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Patent: To Better Feed Wild Animals. | lngv_txbx, tyl_txbz,Rick Meritt,Gilbmer,patent,8201520,Animal feeding apparatus,

Rick Meritt of Gilmer, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,201,520 for “Animal Feeding Apparatus.”
Patent: To Better Feed Wild Animals.

Texas Business Patent of the Day: An East Texas man has developed a better way to feed wild animals. Rick Meritt of Gilmer, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,201,520 for “Animal Feeding Apparatus.” 

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Patent: To Get Help Socially When Your Car Breaks Down. | sanant_txbz, Social Network, roadside assistance, patent, 8195384, Bradley Jay Billman,

Bradly Jay Billman of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,195,384 for “Systems and Methods for a Social Network for Roadside Assistance.”
Patent: To Get Help Socially When Your Car Breaks Down.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a way to get help when your car breaks down through social networks. Bradly Jay Billman of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,195,384 for “Systems and Methods for a Social Network for Roadside Assistance.”

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Patent: To Keep Your Eyelids Clean So Your Eyeballs Remain Bright | hou_txbz, Nat G. Adkins, Fort Bend, Richmond, patent, 8202853, Convenience kit, eyelid treatment, eyelid, Ocusoft, Rosenberg,

Nat G. Adkins Jr. of Richmond, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,202,853 for “Convenience Kit For Eyelid Treatment."
Patent: To Keep Your Eyelids Clean So Your Eyeballs Remain Bright

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Fort Bend County man has devised a way to keep your eyelids clean. Nat G. Adkins Jr. of Richmond, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,202,853 for “Convenience Kit For Eyelid Treatment."

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Patent: Weapons of Precise, Careful Destruction. | dal_ftw_txbz,Joseph Edward Tepera,Muenster,Steven D. Roemerman,Highland Village, patent,8127683, Weapon, weapon system, CEP, wicfal_txbz,

Joseph Edward Tepera of Muenster, Texas, and Steven D. Roemerman of Highland Village, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,127,683 for “Weapon and Weapon System Employing the Same.”
Patent: Weapons of Precise, Careful Destruction.

Texas Business Patent of the Day: As modern warfare has grown both more politically sensitive and vague, two Texas men devised a weapon system that is more precise. Joseph Edward Tepera of Muenster, Texas, and Steven D. Roemerman of Highland Village, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,127,683 for “Weapon and Weapon System Employing the Same.”

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Patent: Better Golf Through Chemistry. | James R. De Garavilla, Silsbee, patent, 8202,925, golf ball, core, intermediate layer, neutralized, ethylene, terpolymer, organic acid, dupont, du pont,

James R. De Garavilla of Silsbee, Texas received Tuesday U.S. Patent 8,202,925 for “Golf Balls with Cores or Intermediate Layers Prepared from Highly-Neutralized Ethylene Terpolymers and Organic Acids.”
Patent: Better Golf Through Chemistry.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Some of the latest advances in golf require a highly specialized knowledge in chemistry.  Yes, chemistry. Yes, golf—that hit the ball with a club and watch it go toward a hole. James R. De Garavilla of Silsbee, Texas received Tuesday U.S. Patent 8,202,925 for “Golf Balls with Cores or Intermediate Layers Prepared from Highly-Neutralized Ethylene Terpolymers and Organic Acids.”

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Patent: To Shelve and Sell Your Goods. | colsta_bry_txbz, Carl Olson, patent, 8113360, Product shelf divider,

Carl Olson of College Station recently received U.S. Patent 8,113,360 for “Product Shelf Divider System and Method.”
Patent: To Shelve and Sell Your Goods.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  To both store and display your wares to market and sell your wares is an ongoing industry that employs tens of thousands. Now a Texas man has devised the newest way to store and sell your stuff.  Carl Olson of College Station recently received U.S. Patent 8,113,360  for “Product Shelf Divider System and Method.”

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Patent: To Lift A Damaged Subsea Platform Magnetically | hou_txbz, Magnolia, Montgomery, Corey Eugene Hoffman, Theodore Wade Caffarel, Subsea, Salvage, magnet, lifting magnet, 8141509, patent, invention,

Corey Eugene Hoffman of Magnolia, Texas and Theodore Wade Caffarel of Montgomery, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,141,509 for “Subsea Salvage Operation Using Lifting Magnet.”
Patent: To Lift A Damaged Subsea Platform Magnetically

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texans devised a way to get damage underwater drilling platform equipment. Corey Eugene Hoffman of Magnolia, Texas and Theodore Wade Caffarel of Montgomery, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,141,509 for “Subsea Salvage Operation Using Lifting Magnet.”

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Patent: To Heal a Wound Involving a Joint. | sanant_txbz, Mathew Francis Cavanaugh II, Justin Alexander Long, Richard Marvin Kazala Jr.,Eric Woodson Barta, patent, 8133211, Reduced Pressure, Compression, apparatus, joint, wound care,
Patent: To Heal a Wound Involving a Joint.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Did you know the skin over your knee can stretch from 7 inches to 15 inches? That's usually a good thing, but when you're attempting to heal a wound, that can complicate matters. In fact, t0 heal a wound on a knee, elbow or other joint can be convoluted and risky.  However, Four San Antonio men have devised a way to help your injuries involving joints heal. 

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Patent: To Swaddle An Infant Safely and Effectlively | hou_txbz, Leigh Anne Schaefer Spell, Leigh Anne Spell, Baytown, Beaumont, beau_pta_txbz, 8191189, patent, swaddling, infant, swaddle, sleep sack, colicky,

Leigh Anne Schaefer Spell of Beaumont recently received U.S. Patent 8,191,189 for “Infant Swaddling and Sleep Sacks and Methods of Using the Same.”
Patent: To Swaddle An Infant Safely and Effectlively

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas woman has devised a way of wrapping your baby better. Leigh Anne Schaefer Spell of Beaumont recently received U.S. Patent 8,191,189 for “Infant Swaddling and Sleep Sacks and Methods of Using the Same.”

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Patent: Preventive Horse Medicine With Cold Treatment | hou_txbz, Galveston County, Monty L. Ruetenik,Clear Lake Shores,Patent,8166734,  Equine Cold Therapy, apparatus, method,

Monty L. Ruetenik of Clear Lake Shores, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,166,734 for “Equine Cold Therapy Apparatus and Method.”
Patent: Preventive Horse Medicine With Cold Treatment

Texas Patent of the Day: A Galveston County man has devised a way to treat horses with cold. Monty L. Ruetenik of Clear Lake Shores, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,166,734 for “Equine Cold Therapy Apparatus and Method.”

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Patent: To Soak Up Foot Sweat. | dal_ftw_txbz, Shannon Michelle McLinden, Frisco,8151487, patent, invention, Absorbent Footwear, liner, Summer Soles,

Shannon Michelle McLinden of Frisco recently received U.S. Patent 8,151,487 for “Absorbent Footwear Liner.”
Patent: To Soak Up Foot Sweat.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  The fact that 250,000 sweat glands are in the human foot spurred the invention of a Dallas-area resident. Shannon Michelle McLinden of Frisco recently received U.S. Patent 8,151,487 for “Absorbent Footwear Liner.”

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Patent: To Skateboard Faster With More Control and Heavier Riders. | hou_txbz, Chrispen Johnson, Conroe, 8146929, skateboard, bearings,

Chrispen Johnson of Conroe, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,146,929 for “Skateboard with Bearings.”
Patent: To Skateboard Faster With More Control and Heavier Riders.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a better skateboard.  Chrispen Johnson of Conroe, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,146,929 for “Skateboard with Bearings.” 

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Patent: To Protect Oneself From Bumps and Boo-boos and Carry Your Stuff | lngv_txbz, tyl_txbz, Linda Bird,James Bird,Chireno,Miriam Cheever,Nacogdoches, patent, 8181279,Multi-layered Multi-purpose,Belt Pack,

Linda Bird and James Bird, both of Chireno, Texas, and Miriam Cheever of Nacogdoches recently received U.S. Patent 8,181,279 for “Multi-layered Multi-purpose Belt Pack.”
Patent: To Protect Oneself From Bumps and Boo-boos and Carry Your Stuff

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  You got stuff. You got a lot of stuff. You got a lot of stuff that you want to take with you everywhere you go.  In addition, if you play sports, you want protection from the bumps and bangs of contact. Three Texans have designed a way for you to wear your stuff and be protected. Linda Bird and James Bird, both of Chireno, Texas, and Miriam Cheever of Nacogdoches recently received U.S. Patent 8,181,279 for “Multi-layered Multi-purpose Belt Pack.”

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Patent: A Food Tray That Warms Your Meat and Cools Your Pudding | hou_txbz,Alvis Lloyd Hartsfield, Sugar Land, Charles Horace Camp, Spring, patent, 8171845, Temperature Controlled Food Tray System,

Alvis Lloyd Hartsfield Jr. of Sugar Land and Charles Horace Camp Jr. of Spring recently received U.S. Patent 8,171,845 for “Temperature Controlled Food Tray System.”
Patent: A Food Tray That Warms Your Meat and Cools Your Pudding

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  To keep your food on your trays cool or hot is the goal of two Houston-area inventors. Alvis Lloyd Hartsfield Jr. of Sugar Land and Charles Horace Camp Jr. of Spring recently received U.S. Patent 8,171,845 for “Temperature Controlled Food Tray System.”

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Patent:  To Make a Lure To Lure A Fish Like Live Bait | dal_ftw_txbz, Mark Pack, Emory, patent, 8181382, fishing lure, Texas, invention,

Mark Pack of Emory, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,181,382 for “Fishing Lure.”
Patent: To Make a Lure To Lure A Fish Like Live Bait

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  The early bird may get the worm, but a Rains County man has devised a better worm to catch a fish. Mark Pack of Emory, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,181,382 for “Fishing Lure.”

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Patent: To Hang Gutters & Keep Them Clean | patent, sanant_txbz,Karl Gramling of Boerne, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,104,230,Gutter Retaining System,

Karl Gramling of Boerne, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,104,230 for “Gutter Retaining System.”
Patent: To Hang Gutters & Keep Them Clean

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Putting gutters on structures. Cleaning gutters. This is a task that many perceive as a necessary nuisance. A Texas man has devised a way to put gutter up more efficiently, and keep those gutters clean. Karl Gramling of Boerne, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,104,230 for “Gutter Retaining System.”

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Patent: To Invent A Better Way To Quilt Your Quilts | hou_txbz, Patti L. Nethery, Conroe, patent, quilt, quilting template, ruler,8186073,

Patti L. Nethery of Conroe, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,186,073 for “Quilting Template and Ruler.”
Patent: To Invent A Better Way To Quilt Your Quilts

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Quilting isn’t a craft thought to be on the cutting edge of technology.  However, a Texas woman has devised an easier way to make quilts. Patti L. Nethery of Conroe, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,186,073 for “Quilting Template and Ruler.”

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Patent: Texans Create a Smart Spy From Cameras And Software | hou_txbz, patent, Surveillance camera, streaming, John Eric Eaton, David S. Friedlander,Gang Xu, Ming-Jung Seow, David M. Solum, Rajkiran K. Gottumukkal, Kishor Adinath Saitwal,Wesley Kenneth Cobb,Dennis G. Urech, Lon W. Risinger,Tao Yang,patent,8189905, Cognitive Model, Machine Learning, Video Analysis,
Patent: Texans Create a Smart Spy From Cameras And Software

Texas Patent of the Day:  Surveillance cameras watch tens of thousands of scene with live video.  But the manpower and expertise to spot a thief or a swimmer in distress within myriad sources of streaming video is not available. However, a group of Texans have devised a way to teach computers to watch these streaming videos, and analyze the way people perceive, remember, think, speak, and interact within a scene.

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Patent: To Play a MultiPlayer Game.  | dal_ftw_txbz, aust_txbz, J. Todd Coleman,James L. Nance,Josef Hall, Cedar Park, patent,8182320, Collectable Card-Based Game, Massively Multiplayer Role-Playing Game,MMORPG,  

The three applied for the patent almost three years ago on May 29, 2009. 

The patent assignee is KingsIsle Entertainment Incorporated of Dallas.

J. Todd Coleman and James L. Nance, both of Austin, and Josef Hall of Cedar Park, recently received U.S. Patent 8,182,320 for “Collectable Card-Based Game in a Massively Multiplayer Role-Playing Game.”
Patent: To Play a MultiPlayer Game.

Texas Patent of the Day:  Role-playing games have come a long, winding and technical journey since the rise of Dungeons and Dragons in 1974 played with dice and notes. Three Texans devised and patented one of the newest wave of role-playing games. J. Todd Coleman and James L. Nance, both of Austin, and Josef Hall of Cedar Park, recently received U.S. Patent 8,182,320 for “Collectable Card-Based Game in a Massively Multiplayer Role-Playing Game.”

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Patent: To Fly Your Flag | elp_txbz,Jack C. Priegel,patent,8177185,flag pole,

Jack C. Priegel of El Paso recently received U.S. Patent 8,177,185 for “Flag Pole Assembly.”
Patent: To Fly Your Flag

Texas Patent of the Day: A West Texas resident has devised a better way to fly your flag. Jack C. Priegel of El Paso recently received U.S. Patent 8,177,185 for “Flag Pole Assembly.

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Patent: To Learn To Break Open A Door, Quickly & Economically | sanant_txbz, amar_txbz,Darron Phillips,Jeff Wright,Bulverde,Jeff Lambert,Canyon, Texas, patent,8128408,Door Breach,training system,

Darron Phillips of San Antonio, Jeff Wright of Bulverde, Texas and Jeff Lambert of Canyon, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,128,408 for “Door Breach Training System."
Patent: To Learn To Break Open A Door, Quickly & Economically

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Three Texas men have devised a way to train people to break down a door, without breaking doors.  Darron Phillips of San Antonio, Jeff Wright of Bulverde, Texas and Jeff Lambert of Canyon, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,128,408 for “Door Breach Training System."

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Patent: To Fire Your Weapon Faster & Faster | abil_txbz,Jeremiah Cottle,Moran,patent,8176835,sliding Stock,firearm,bump firing,semiautomatic, automatic,

Jeremiah Cottle of Moran, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,176,835 for “Sliding Stock For Firearm.”
Patent: To Fire Your Weapon Faster & Faster

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  People who buy semi-automatic firearms often want to shoot their guns faster and faster as if they had an automatic weapon. A Shackelford County man has devised a way to shoot your gun faster.  Jeremiah Cottle of Moran, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,176,835 for “Sliding Stock For Firearm.” 

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Patent: To Keep Tidy as You Gormandize | dal_ftw_txbz, John Perazzo, Southlake, patent, patent, 8151370, Dining Bib, bib,

John Perazzo of Southlake recently received U.S. Patent 8,151,370 for “Dining Bib.”
Patent: To Keep Tidy as You Gormandize

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  You may be what you eat, but you don’t want to wear what you eat.  A Dallas-area man has designed a device to keep you clean while you partake. John Perazzo of Southlake recently received U.S. Patent 8,151,370 for “Dining Bib.”

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Patent: Fire Sleeve For Hydraulics. | dal_ftw_txbz,Peter J. Stroempl,Nagarajan Ramaswamy, patent, 8176943, high temperature, fire sleeve,

Peter J. Stroempl and Nagarajan Ramaswamy, both of Fort Worth, recently received U.S. Patent 8,176,943 for “High Temperature Fire Sleeve.”
Patent: Fire Sleeve For Hydraulics.

Texas Business Patent of the Day: Two Tarrant County men devised a hydraulic hose for high performance and high temperature environments. Peter J. Stroempl and Nagarajan Ramaswamy, both of Fort Worth, recently received U.S. Patent 8,176,943 for “High Temperature Fire Sleeve.”

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Patent: To Eavesdrop on Phone Calls of Convicts | dal_ftw_txbz,James E. Magnuson, Irving, John S. Hogg Jr.,patent, 8180027, score driven, management, recordings, Securus,

James E. Magnuson of Irving and John S. Hogg Jr. recently received U.S. Patent 8,180,027 for “Score-Driven Management of Recordings.”
Patent: To Eavesdrop on Phone Calls of Convicts

Texas Business Patent of the Day: Two Dallas-area men devised a way to store and seek through audio recordings of prisoner phone conversations. James E. Magnuson of Irving and John S. Hogg Jr. recently received U.S. Patent 8,180,027 for “Score-Driven Management of Recordings.”

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Patent: To Light A Match and Sell A Consumer | hou_txbz, Marcus L. Thuesen, Lejo C. Brana, patent,8087214, Matchbooks, advertising, media, novelty,

Now, two Texans have devised a new type of matchbook for advertising. Marcus L. Thuesen and Lejo C. Brana, both of Houston, recently received U.S. Patent 8,087,214 for “Matchbooks Having Advertising Media.”
Patent: To Light A Match and Sell A Consumer

Texas Business Patent of the Day:   Bowls and trays full of matchbooks advertising bars, restaurants and other concerns long have been a staple of niche advertisers. Now, two Texans have devised a new type of matchbook for advertising. Marcus L. Thuesen and Lejo C. Brana, both of Houston, recently received U.S. Patent 8,087,214 for “Matchbooks Having Advertising Media.”

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Patent: To Treat A Cancer With Radiation More Effectively | aust_txbz, Chetan Kapoor, Edwin Jung, 8175892, radiation, therapy, imaging, treatment, workflow, scheduling, Agile Planet,

Chetan Kapoor and Edwin Jung, both of Austin, recently received U.S. Patent 8,175,892 for “System and Method for Radiation Therapy Imaging and Treatment Workflow Scheduling and Optimization.”
Patent: To Treat A Cancer With Radiation More Effectively

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Travis County men have devised a way to make radiation treatment for cancer more effective. Chetan Kapoor and Edwin Jung, both of Austin, recently received U.S. Patent 8,175,892 for “System and Method for Radiation Therapy Imaging and Treatment Workflow Scheduling and Optimization.”

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Patent:  To Keep Unmanned Drones Aloft In Storms  | dal_ftw_txbz, Jack Shyhpyng Shue, Grapevine, patent, 8170730, control system, automatic flight, windshear, Textron Innovations,Providence, Rhode Island,

Jack Shyhpyng Shue of Grapevine recently received U.S. Patent 8,170,730 for “Control System for Automatic Flight in Windshear Conditions.”
Patent: To Keep Unmanned Drones Aloft In Storms

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Fort Worth-area man has devised a way to keep unmanned flights aloft in unexpected bad weather.  Jack Shyhpyng Shue of Grapevine recently received U.S. Patent 8,170,730 for “Control System for Automatic Flight in Windshear Conditions.”

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Patent: A New Way to Run a School | hou_txbz,Elizabeth A. Clark, Linda Helbach, Darla Pollard, Katy, John Mathis, Bayou Vista, David Lambson, Tom Black,Sugar Land,Stephen Adams, patent, 8172578, systems, Program Products, Methods,Organizing, Managing Curriculum Information,Katy ISD,

Seven Texans recently received U.S. Patent 8,172,578 for “Systems, Program Products, and Methods of Organizing and Managing Curriculum Information," which was assigned to the Katy Independent School District.
Patent: A New Way to Run a School

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Seven Texans have devised a new way of running and teaching school. Elizabeth A. Clark, Linda Helbach and Darla Pollard, all of Katy, John Mathis of Bayou Vista, David Lambson and Tom Black, both of Sugar Land, and Stephen Adams of Houston recently received U.S. Patent 8,172,578 for “Systems, Program Products, and Methods of Organizing and Managing Curriculum Information."

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Patent: To Close A Wound Without Excessive Force | sanant_txbz, Eric Woodson Barta, Justin Alexander Long, Richard Marvin Kazala Jr., Matthew Francis Cavanaugh II,Michael Girouard,Kenneth Mitchel Knowles of Bandera, Charles Seegert, Irving, patent, 8147468, Reduced,Pressure, Linear-Wound, treatment, KCI, licensing,

Eric Woodson Barta, Justin Alexander Long, Richard Marvin Kazala Jr., Matthew Francis Cavanaugh II and Michael Girouard, Kenneth Mitchel Knowles and Charles Seegert received U.S. Patent 8,147,468 for “Reduced-Pressure Linear-Wound Treatment Systems.
Patent: To Close A Wound Without Excessive Force

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Seven Texans have devised a way to close wounds without too much force on the wound itself. Eric Woodson Barta, Justin Alexander Long, Richard Marvin Kazala Jr., Matthew Francis Cavanaugh II and Michael Girouard, all of San Antonio, and Kenneth Mitchel Knowles of Bandera and Charles Seegert of Irving received U.S. Patent 8,147,468 for “Reduced-Pressure Linear-Wound Treatment Systems.

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Patent: To Feed Creatures of The Water and Draw Them In | sanant_txbz, aust_txbz, Blake L. Dornburg, New Braunfels, Curtis B. Schoettle,  San Marcos,patent,8171884,Method and System for Feeding Aquatic Animals, marine animals, creatures,

Blake L. Dornburg of New Braunfels and Curtis B. Schoettle of San Marcos recently received U.S. Patent 8,171,884 for “Method and System for Feeding Aquatic Animals.”
Patent: To Feed Creatures of The Water and Draw Them In

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texans have devised a new way to feed creatures in the water. Blake L. Dornburg of New Braunfels and Curtis B. Schoettle of San Marcos recently received U.S. Patent 8,171,884 for “Method and System for Feeding Aquatic Animals.”

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Patent: To Have the High Ground Even if You're on Level or Low Ground. | sanant_txbz, Jerry Kirby, Pleasanton, Texas,patent,8151934, portable Observation Tower, System for Operation,

Jerry Kirby of Pleasanton, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,151,934 for “Portable Observation Tower and System for Operation.”
Patent: To Have the High Ground Even if You're on Level or Low Ground.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  An Atascosa County, Texas, man has devised a way to reach the high ground for observation, even if you’re on low ground. Jerry Kirby of Pleasanton, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,151,934 for “Portable Observation Tower and System for Operation.”

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Patent: To Keep A Moving Eye On You. | dal_ftw_txbz, Tom R. James, John R. Spence, patent, 8172265, vehicle, deploying, mobile, surveillance, module, TerraHawk,

Tom R. James and John R. Spence, both of Dallas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,172,265 for “Vehicle for Deploying a Mobile Surveillance Module.”
Patent: To Keep A Moving Eye On You.
Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texans have devised a way to watch you and if you relocate, move to where you are and watch you some more. Tom R. James and John R. Spence, both of Dallas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,172,265 for “Vehicle for Deploying a Mobile Surveillance Module.” Full Story »
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Patent: To Keep The Water Cleaner, Cheaper, At  Off-Shore Oil Rigs | hou_txbz,James C. T. Chan, Shaya Movafaghian, patent,8173017,Single-Cell Mechanical Flotation System,

James C. T. Chan and Shaya Movafaghian, both of Houston, recently received U.S. Patent 8,173,017 for “Single-Cell Mechanical Flotation System.”
Patent: To Keep The Water Cleaner, Cheaper, At Off-Shore Oil Rigs

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texans have devised a better way to separate oil and other contaminants from water in the hydrocarbon industry. James C. T. Chan and Shaya Movafaghian, both of Houston, recently received U.S. Patent 8,173,017 for “Single-Cell Mechanical Flotation System.”

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Patent: The Modern Chamberpot. | dal_ftw_txbz,Yvette Garrett, McKinney, patent, 8109914, bedside caddy,

Yvette Garrett of McKinney recently received U.S. Patent 8,109,914 for “Bedside Caddy.”
Patent: The Modern Chamberpot.

Texas Business Patent of the Day: A Dallas area woman has devised a way to keep what has become the modern chamberpot at hand. Yvette Garrett of McKinney recently received U.S. Patent 8,109,914 for “Bedside Caddy.”

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Patent: To Shape the Craniums of the Small | sanant_txbz, Micam W. Tullous, patent, 8,074312, mattress, headrest, nonsystotic, cranial, deform, infant,

Micam W. Tullous of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,074,312 for “Mattress Incorporating a Headrest for Preventing and Correcting Non-Synostotic Cranial Deformities in Infants.”
Patent: To Shape the Craniums of the Small

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texan has devised a way to heal infants with skull defects. Micam W. Tullous of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,074,312 for “Mattress Incorporating a Headrest for Preventing and Correcting Non-Synostotic Cranial Deformities in Infants.”

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Patent: To Level And Stabilize A Building's Foundation | hou_txbz, Harris County, Mark Anthony S. Dimitrijevic, Deer Park, patent, 8172483, foundation underpinning,

Mark Anthony S. Dimitrijevic of Deer Park, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,172,483 for “Foundation Underpinning.”
Patent: To Level And Stabilize A Building's Foundation

Texas  Business Patent of the Day:  A Harris County man devised a way to strengthen and straighten your foundation. Mark Anthony S. Dimitrijevic of Deer Park, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,172,483 for “Foundation Underpinning.”

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Patent: To Follow The Sun | wac_txbz,Patrick Richard Sivert, Jewett, patent, 8151787, solar device, control apparatus, device interchangeability, Leon County,

Patrick Richard Sivert of Jewett, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,151,787 for “Solar Device Control Apparatus With Device Interchangeability.”
Patent: To Follow The Sun

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  You want to use solar energy, but that sun rolls across the sky.  What do you do? Invent a device that keeps your energy conversion panels pointed at Sol. 

That’s what a Leon County man has done. Patrick Richard Sivert of Jewett, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,151,787 for “Solar Device Control Apparatus With Device  Interchangeability.”

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Patent: To Use Attic Heat in the Winter & Divert It in the Summer | amar_txbz, solar heat, attic, Aubrey Eugene Hamby, patent,8152608,Solar Energy, intercept,waste heat,heat recovery,

Aubrey Eugene Hamby of Amarillo recently received U.S. Patent 8,152,608 for “Solar Energy Intercept And Waste Heat Recovery System.”
Patent: To Use Attic Heat in the Winter & Divert It in the Summer

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas Panhandle man has devised a way to use the heat in your attic in the winter and divert it in the summer.  Aubrey Eugene Hamby of Amarillo recently received U.S. Patent 8,152,608 for “Solar Energy Intercept And Waste Heat Recovery System.”

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Patent: To Store Your Toys But Show Them Off | sanant_txbz, Rachel Theora Sapyta, patent, 8157068, Storage Container, Display System, toys, items, luggage,

Rachel Theora Sapyta of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,157,068 for “Storage Container and Display System for Toys and Other Items.”
Patent: To Store Your Toys But Show Them Off

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Bexar County woman devised a way to show off your toys by putting them up. Rachel Theora Sapyta of San Antonio recently received U.S. Patent 8,157,068 for “Storage Container and Display System for Toys and Other Items.”

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Patent:  Artificial Ligaments & Tendons for Busted Knees, Shoulders & Other Joints | mca_edi_miss_txbz, patent,ligaments,tendons,Javier Macossay-Torres, Edinburg,8142501,artificial Ligaments,tendons,multifilaments, nanofibers,

Javier Macossay-Torres of Edinburg received U.S. Patent 8,142,501 for “Artificial Ligaments and Tendons Comprising Multifilaments and Nanofibers and Methods for Making.”
Patent: Artificial Ligaments & Tendons for Busted Knees, Shoulders & Other Joints

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Joint problems? A South Texas man has devised a way to make high ligaments and tendons. Javier Macossay-Torres of Edinburg received U.S. Patent 8,142,501 for “Artificial Ligaments and Tendons Comprising Multifilaments and Nanofibers and Methods for Making.”

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Patent: To Be A Channel Flipper With Your Phone, Anywhere | aust_txbz, Adam Klein, Cedar Park, James Austin Britt, Joshual J. Fox, patent, 8150387, smart phone, remote control, invent,

Adam Klein of Cedar Park and James Austin Britt and Joshua J. Fox, both of Austin, recently received U.S. Patent 8,150,387 for “Smart Phone as a Remote Control Device."
Patent: To Be A Channel Flipper With Your Phone, Anywhere

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Given the fact that Americans must have their smart phone with them all the time, why mess with a remote control for your TV if your phone is in your pocket or purse? That was the question three Texans answered with a way to flip channels with that cell.  Adam Klein of Cedar Park and James Austin Britt and Joshua J. Fox, both of Austin, recently received U.S. Patent 8,150,387 for “Smart Phone as a Remote Control Device.

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Patent: To Stick a Needle Into the Right Person, Safely | tyl_txbz, Athens, Richard David Gillespie, 8123724, auto-injection syringe, vent, device, invention, patent,

Richard David Gillespie III of Athens, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,123,724 for “Auto-Injection Syringe Having Vent Device.”
Patent: To Stick a Needle Into the Right Person, Safely

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Because of the numbers of needle stick injuries that transmit diseases, a Texas man has devised a way to automatically inject a substance with safety. Richard David Gillespie III of Athens, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,123,724 for “Auto-Injection Syringe Having Vent Device.”

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Patent: To Transport Water Riders Like A Factory Line. | aust_txbz, sanant_txbz, Jeffery Wayne Henry, patent, 8162769, Water park, water, amusement, conveyor, roller belts, New Braunfels, Water Ride, Water Ride Concepts,

Jeffery Wayne Henry recently received U.S. Patent 8,162,769 for “Water Amusement Park Conveyor Roller Belts.”
Patent: To Transport Water Riders Like A Factory Line.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  When you go tubing on rivers and creeks, at some point you reach the end of your trip and face a long walk back to the start.

A New Braunfels man has solved that problem by creating a conveyer belt that ships sprawled wet bathers on tubes like a factory line back to where the fun starts.  Jeffery Wayne Henry recently received U.S. Patent 8,162,769 for “Water Amusement Park Conveyor Roller Belts.”

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Patent: To Keep Your Bow & Arrow Ready  | sanant_txbz, hou_txbz, Stanley Neil Brown, Kenneth Earl Johnson, Hallettsville, patent, 8162157, Collapsible Bow, arrow stand,

Stanley Neil Brown and Kenneth Earl Johnson, both of Hallettsville, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,162,157 for “Collapsible Bow and Arrow Stand.”
Patent: To Keep Your Bow & Arrow Ready

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texas men have devised to keep your bow ready, steady and undamaged. Stanley Neil Brown and Kenneth Earl Johnson, both of Hallettsville, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,162,157 for “Collapsible Bow and Arrow Stand.”

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Patent: A Belt Pouch For Your Stuff & Drink While You Run & Exercise | aust_txbz, Overton Enterprises, Kimberley Overton, patent, 8104654, Belt, Expandable pouch,

Kimberley Overton of Austin recently received U.S. Patent 8,104,654 for “Belt with Expandable Pouch.”
Patent: A Belt Pouch For Your Stuff & Drink While You Run & Exercise

Texas Business reports:  An Austin resident made a belt that expands, and holds your stuff while you run or engage in vigorous exercise. Kimberley Overton of Austin recently received U.S. Patent 8,104,654 for “Belt with Expandable Pouch.”

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Patent: To Turn The Waves Into Electrical Energy | hou_txbz, wec, wave energy, Miles Hobdy, Fulshear, 8102064, Wave energy Converter,

Miles Hobdy of Fulshear, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,102,065 for Wave Energy Converter.”
Patent: To Turn The Waves Into Electrical Energy

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Houston-area man devised a way to make electricity from ocean waves. Miles Hobdy of Fulshear, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,102,065 for Wave Energy Converter.”

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Patent: To Type and Text on Smaller and Smaller Keyboards | aust_txbz, Timothy A. Dietz, David C. Tjonpiangi, Lane T. Holloway, Pflugerville, patent, 8164570, Condensed Keyboard, electronic devices,

Timothy A. Dietz and David C. Tjonpiangi, both of Austin, and Lane T. Holloway of Pflugerville recently received U.S. Patent 8,164,570 for “Condensed Keyboard for Electronic Devices.”
Patent: To Type and Text on Smaller and Smaller Keyboards

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  As electronics continue to shrink smaller and smaller, three Texans have devised a smaller keyboard for electronics. Timothy A. Dietz and David C. Tjonpiangi, both of Austin, and Lane T. Holloway of Pflugerville recently received U.S. Patent 8,164,570 for “Condensed Keyboard for Electronic Devices.”

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Patent: Clothing of Protection | dal_ftw_txbz,Slade H. Gardner, Brian T. Rosenberger,Aledo,Patent, 8,080,487, Ballistic, fabrics, antiballistic, properties, improved,

Slade H. Gardner and James R. Peoples, both of Fort Worth, and Brian T. Rosenberger of Aledo recently received U.S. Patent 8,080,487 for “Ballistic Fabrics with Improved Antiballistic Properties.”
Patent: Clothing of Protection

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Three Texas men devised a type of cloth to clothe the wearer with safety and strength. Slade H. Gardner and James R. Peoples, both of Fort Worth, and Brian T. Rosenberger of Aledo recently received U.S. Patent 8,080,487 for “Ballistic Fabrics with Improved Antiballistic Properties.”

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Patrent: To Control A Drone, Or Group of Drones, Like A Video Game | dal_ftw_txbz, hou_txbz, L-3, drones, David S. Duggan,Aubrey, David A. Felio, Highland Village, Billy B. Pate, Vince R. Longhi,Mark J. Bergee,Jerry L. Petersen,Southlake,Patent 8,103,398,“Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Control Systems,

David S. Duggan of Aubrey, David A. Felio of Highland Village, Billy B. Pate of Houston, Vince R. Longhi and Mark J. Bergee, both of Dallas, and Jerry L. Petersen of Southlake received U.S. Patent 8,103,398 for “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Control Systems.
Patrent: To Control A Drone, Or Group of Drones, Like A Video Game

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Six Texans devised a way to control drones flying through airspace. David S. Duggan of Aubrey, David A. Felio of Highland Village, Billy B. Pate of Houston, Vince R. Longhi and Mark J. Bergee, both of Dallas, and Jerry L. Petersen of Southlake recently received U.S. Patent 8,103,398 for “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Control Systems.”

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Patent: To Build A Fence. | wic_fal_txbz, Samuel J. Petty, Vernon, patent, 8123155, Fence Wire Stretching Device,

Samuel J. Petty of Vernon recently received U.S. Patent 8,123,155 for “Fence Wire Stretching Device."
Patent: To Build A Fence.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Texans have built fence for generations.  But a  Wilbarger County man devised a new way to stretch fence wire. United States Patent 8,123,155. Samuel J. Petty of Vernon recently received U.S. Patent 8,123,155 for “Fence Wire Stretching Device.

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Patent:  Compact Greenhouse Gas Leak Detector | sanant_txbz, Ralph Henry Hill, patent, 8134127, compact, handheld, non-laser, detector, greenhouse, gas,

Ralph Henry Hill Jr. of San Antonio received U.S. Patent 8,134,127 for “Compact Handheld Non-Laser Dectector for Greenhouse Gasses.”
Patent: Compact Greenhouse Gas Leak Detector

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Bexar County man developed a convenient way to detect greenhouse gases. Ralph Henry Hill Jr. of San Antonio received U.S. Patent 8,134,127 for “Compact Handheld Non-Laser Dectector for Greenhouse Gasses.”

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Patent: To Book A Flight Plan Quickly Despite Bad Weather, Fuel Problems, Heavy Traffic and International Borders | aust_txbz, hou_txbz, Daniel Baker, Karl Lehenbauer,Mark L. Duell, David McNett, patent, 8160759, flight plan, flight awareness, flightaware,

Daniel Baker, Karl Lehenbauer and Mark L. Duell Jr., all of Houston, and David McNett of Austin received U.S. Patent 8,160,759 for “System and Method for Optimized Flight Planning.”
Patent: To Book A Flight Plan Quickly Despite Bad Weather, Fuel Problems, Heavy Traffic and International Borders

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Four Texans have devised a way to make your flight plan on the web. Daniel Baker, Karl Lehenbauer and Mark L. Duell Jr., all of Houston, and David McNett of Austin received U.S. Patent 8,160,759 for “System and Method for Optimized Flight Planning.”

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Patent: To Reflect & Direct The Noise Of The Orchestra, The Roar of The Choir | mca_edi_miss_txbz,Jimmie Ray Melhart, patent, 8091605, acoustic, panel, assembly, music,sound,sound waves,roar,

Jimmie Ray Melhart recently received U.S. Patent 8,091,605 for “Acoustic Panel Assembly.”
Patent: To Reflect & Direct The Noise Of The Orchestra, The Roar of The Choir

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Hidalgo County resident has developed a way to channel and reflect sound for choirs, orchestras or anything that makes noise. Jimmie Ray Melhart recently received U.S. Patent 8,091,605 for “Acoustic Panel Assembly.”

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Patent: A Safer, Enduring Swing On The Swingset | amar_txbz, Ernie D. Sheets, Julie A. Neusch, patent, 8083600, swing seat, child safety,

Ernie D. Sheets and Julie A. Neusch, both of Amarillo, recently received U.S. Patent 8,083,600 for “Swing Seat.”
Patent: A Safer, Enduring Swing On The Swingset

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  It’s a far cry from the old tire swing. Two Texas Panhandle residents designed a swing that’s safer and lasts longer. Ernie D. Sheets and Julie A. Neusch, both of Amarillo, recently received U.S. Patent 8,083,600 for “Swing Seat.”

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Patent: To Warm The Winter Golfer Without Burning The Golfer | abil_txbz,Gerald Ray Stautzenberger,patent,8091749,golf car,atv,all terrain vehicle,propane,propane heater,Cupholder,

Gerald Ray Stautzenberger Sr. of Abilene recently received U.S. Patent 8,091,749 for “Golf Car and All Terrain Vehicle Propane Heater and Cupholder Frame.
Patent: To Warm The Winter Golfer Without Burning The Golfer

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  When one invents a device that prevent all weather golfers from burn injuries in the winter, it surely is a sign that civilization has advanced to a certain point. An Abilene man devised a way to prevent golfers from being burned by propane heaters in their golf carts when golfing in cold weather. Gerald Ray Stautzenberger Sr. of Abilene recently received U.S. Patent 8,091,749 for “Golf Car and All Terrain Vehicle Propane Heater and Cupholder Frame.

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Patent: To Lay Pipe | brn_har_txbz,Daniel E. Davis, Volvo, Sweden, patent, 8152412, pipelayer, pipe, cab, cab riser, tractor,

Daniel E. Davis recently received U.S. Patent 8,152,412 for “Pipelayer with Cab Riser.”
Patent: To Lay Pipe

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A deep South Texas man has devised a new way to lay pipe. Daniel E. Davis recently received U.S. Patent 8,152,412 for “Pipelayer with Cab Riser.”

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Patent: To Stop A Rollover | dal_ftw_txbz, James A. Pureet, Timoth E. Adams, Christopher T. Moshenrose, Allen, 8095269, dynamic, rollover, prevention, Raytheon, Waltham,

James A. Pruett, Timothy E. Adams and Christopher T. Moshenrose, all of Allen, recently received U.S. Patent 8,095,269 for “Dynamic Rollover Prevention.”
Patent: To Stop A Rollover

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Three Dallas-area men devised a way to make vehicles less likely to roll.  James A. Pruett, Timothy E. Adams and Christopher T. Moshenrose, all of Allen, recently received U.S. Patent 8,095,269 for “Dynamic Rollover Prevention.”

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Patent: To Cure A Hangover | dal_ftw_txbz, hangover, patent, Evan hays, 8137712, rehydration, beverage,

Evan Hays of Dallas recently received U.S. Patent 8,137,712 for “Rehydration Beverage.”
Patent: To Cure A Hangover

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has a devised a hangover cure, and patented it. Evan Hays of Dallas recently received U.S. Patent 8,137,712 for “Rehydration Beverage.”

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Patent: To Keep The Hail From Denting Your Car | dal_ftw_txbz, Cary Devereaux, patent, 8146984, protective vehicle cover,

Cary Devereaux recently received U.S. Patent 8,146,984 for “Protective Vehicle Cover."
Patent: To Keep The Hail From Denting Your Car

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Tarrant County man has devised a way to keep the hail off your parked vehicle. Cary Devereaux recently received U.S. Patent 8,146,984 for “Protective Vehicle Cover.

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Patent: To Coach Basketball?  | dal_ftw_txbz, baskeball, Warner T. Blair, Tarrant county, 8128517, patent, sports training,

Warner T. Blair of Fort Worth recently received U.S. Patent 8,128,517 for “Basketball Coaching System.”
Patent: To Coach Basketball?

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Tarrant County man devised a way to coach basketball. Then he patented that method. Warner T. Blair of Fort Worth recently received U.S. Patent 8,128,517 for “Basketball Coaching System.”

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Patent: A Balloon for Health | tyl_txbz, patent, 8002744, Non-compliant medical balloon, angioplasty, Lanny R. Pepper, Larue, Charles J. Cox, Eustace, William F. Davis, Athens,

U.S. Patent 8,002,744 for “Non-compliant medical balloon.”
Patent: A Balloon for Health

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: Three Texans have created a balloon for angioplasties with uniform wall thickness and no adhesives. Lanny R. Pepper of Larue, Texas, Charles J. Cox of Eustace, Texas and William F. Davis Jr. of Athens, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,002,744 for “Non-compliant medical balloon.”

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Patent: Flying Cars? About Time.  | Frick A. Smith, Kingsland, patent,8152096, flying car, Apparatus and Method for Vertical Take-off and Landing Aircraft,

Frick A. Smith of Kingsland, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,152,096 for “Apparatus and Method for Vertical Take-off and Landing Aircraft.”
Patent: Flying Cars? About Time.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  We don’t have the flying cars that the 1950s promised we’d have by now, and comedians commonly use this fact to express their disillusionment with technical progress. However, one Texan has devised a flying car in an attempt to bring society a step closer to that world envisioned by science fiction more than a half century ago. Frick A. Smith of Kingsland, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,152,096 for “Apparatus and Method for Vertical Take-off and Landing Aircraft.”

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Patent: To Unstink The Stink   | Angleton,hou_txbz,smell,stink,Scott A. Elrod,patent,8066939,Descenting Methods,

Scott A. Elrod of Angelton recently received U.S. Patent 8,066,939 for “Descenting Methods.”
Patent: To Unstink The Stink

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Do you smell like fish after fishing and cleaning fish? A Brazoria County man devised a way to unstink your stink. Scott A. Elrod of Angelton recently received U.S. Patent 8,066,939 for “Descenting Methods.”

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Patent:  To Discern Objects In A Well-Lighted, Well-Contrasted Place | aust_txbz, Karl A. Burkett, patent, 8136969, variable lighting, night visibility, night vision, traffic,

Karl A. Burkett of Austin recently received U.S. Patent 8,136,969 for “Variable Lighting System for Optimizing Night Visibility.”
Patent: To Discern Objects In A Well-Lighted, Well-Contrasted Place

Texas Business Patent of the Day: It's so much not the amount of light, but the types and angles of light that allow you to distinguish objects at night.  A Texas man devised a way to vary lighting at night due to approaching objects, weather or time of night.  Karl A. Burkett of Austin recently received U.S. Patent 8,136,969 for “Variable Lighting System for Optimizing Night Visibility.”

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Patent: Decorative, Magnetic Lights | lub_txbz, 8128264, Shawn Michael Genenbacher, magnetic light fixture,

Shawn Michael Genenbacher recently received U.S. 8,128,264 for “Magnetic Light Fixture.”
Patent: Decorative, Magnetic Lights

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Lubbock resident devised away to decorate with magnets and lights. Shawn Michael Genenbacher recently received U.S. 8,128,264 for “Magnetic Light Fixture.”

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Patent: To Shape An Odd Ear Into A Normal Ear | wac_txbz, dal_ftw_txbz,odd ears, elephant ears, Spock ears, Henry Stephenson Byrd, Terrell, C. Kenneth French,Cranfills Gap,Garrett Barker, Meridian,patent,8136530,Correcting Misshaped Ears,

Henry Stephenson Byrd of Terrell, C. Kenneth French of Cranfills Gap and Garrett Barker of Meridian recently received U.S. Patent 8,136,530 for “Correcting Misshaped Ears.”
Patent: To Shape An Odd Ear Into A Normal Ear

Texas Business Patent of the Day: Odd ears, elf ears, elephant ears, funny ears, Spock ears.  Three Texans believe more than a third of  people’s ears are misshapen, and have devised a way to mold ears into “normal” ears. Henry Stephenson Byrd of Terrell, C. Kenneth French of Cranfills Gap and Garrett Barker of Meridian recently received U.S. Patent 8,136,530 for “Correcting Misshaped Ears.”

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Patent: A Dog Water Bowl For All Seasons | hou_txbz, Edward C. Neumann, patent, 8146535, Thermally Controlled Drinking Water, animals, dog water, cat water, drinking water, water,

Edward C. Neumann recently received U.S. Patent 8,146,535 for “Thermally Controlled Drinking Water System For Animals.”
Patent: A Dog Water Bowl For All Seasons

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Houston-area man devised a way to keep your dog’s water cool in the summer and unfrozen in the winter.  Edward C. Neumann recently received U.S. Patent 8,146,535 for “Thermally Controlled Drinking Water System For Animals.”

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Patent: A Cooler for Head Hunters and Meat Eaters | beau_pta_txbz, Brandon Sturrock, orange, patent, 8123068, trophy cooler, hunting, deer, elk, bear, tiger, lion,

Brandon Sturrock of Orange, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,123,068 for “Trophy Cooler.”
Patent: A Cooler for Head Hunters and Meat Eaters

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man devised a way to preserve the head of an animal one intends to mount in his or her den or office yet preserve the meat of the prey. Brandon Sturrock of Orange, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,123,068 for “Trophy Cooler.”

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Patent: To Split And Pitch A Concrete Block | dal_ftw_txbz, William Howard Karau, Southlake, Joerg Marx, Grapevine, Tommy W. Davis, 8136516, block splitting, pitching apparatus,

William Howard Karau of Southlake, Joerg Marx and Tommy W. Davis, both of Grapevine, recently received U.S. Patent 8,136,516 for “Concrete Block Splitting and Pitching Apparatus.”
Patent: To Split And Pitch A Concrete Block

Texas Business Patent of the Day: Three Dallas-area men devised a new way to make an old product, the concrete block. William Howard Karau of Southlake, Joerg Marx and Tommy W. Davis, both of Grapevine, recently received U.S. Patent 8,136,516 for “Concrete Block Splitting and Pitching Apparatus.”

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Patent: To Read The Fractures Beneath Your Feet.  | hou_txbz,Robert R. McDaniel,Scott M. McCarthy, Fulshear, Michael Smith, Montgomery, patent, 8129318, Methods and Compositions for Determination of Fracture Geometry in Subterranean Formations,

nventors Robert R. McDaniel of Houston, Scott M. McCarthy of Fulshear and Michael Smith of Montgomery recently received U.S. Patent 8,129,318 for “Methods and Compositions for Determination of Fracture Geometry in Subterranean Formations.”
Patent: To Read The Fractures Beneath Your Feet.

Texas Business Patent of the Day: Fracking for oil and gas? Three Texans figured out a way to look at fractures of the layers of stone and sediment beneath your feet. How? Irriadiate it.  Inventors Robert R. McDaniel of Houston, Scott M. McCarthy of Fulshear and Michael Smith of Montgomery recently received U.S. Patent 8,129,318 for “Methods and Compositions for Determination of Fracture Geometry in Subterranean Formations.”

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Patent: To Play And Display A Doll | aust_txbz,Mark Hardin, patent, 8133090, Dolls, Doll stands, toy, mattel,

Mark Hardin of Austin recently received U.S. Patent 8,133,090 for “Dolls and Doll Stands.”
Patent: To Play And Display A Doll

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  An Austin resident has developed a new type of doll and doll display. Mark Hardin of Austin recently received U.S. Patent 8,133,090 for “Dolls and Doll Stands.”

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Patent: To Swing A Bat At A Baseball, Perfectly

Texas Business Patent of the Day: To hit a baseball is common, yet it’s difficult to do it with skill and consistency.  That’s why some players receive great wealth and great numbers of fans who want to see them hit a five-ounce, 3-inch diameter yarn wrapped cork wrapped in leather.  Thus, two Fort Worth-area residents have devised a way to develop your batting. Michael L. Day and Dylan L. Day, both of Garland, recently received U.S. Patent 8,118,692 for “Baseball Swing Development Tool.”

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Patent: To Invent A Walking Stick | vic_txbz, Bruce Arthur Warren, Lake Jackson, patent, 8136532, hiker, walking stick,

Bruce Arthur Warren of Lake Jackson, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,136,542 for “Hiking Stick.”
Patent: To Invent A Walking Stick

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Brazoria County resident devised a way to help you walk your trek on mountain trails, woodland paths, or wherever you walk your walks. Bruce Arthur Warren of Lake Jackson, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,136,542 for “Hiking Stick.”

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Patent: Comparing & Translating Texts | aust_txbz, Bryan T. Weikel, patent, 8135,574, Creating, Displaying, Bodies, Parallel, Segmented, Text,

Bryan T. Weikel of Austin received U.S. Patent 8,135,574 for “Creating and Displaying Bodies of Parallel Segmented Text.”
Patent: Comparing & Translating Texts

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a way to compare an original text, and its translation for either editing or learning. Bryan T. Weikel of Austin received U.S. Patent 8,135,574 for “Creating and Displaying Bodies of Parallel Segmented Text.”

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Patent: A Tron-Like Loading Of You Into Cyberspace | aust_txbz, Scott T. Jones, Michael A. Paolini, Patent, 8146005, Creating, Customized, Avatar, Reflects, user, distinguishable, attributes,

Scott T Jones and Michael A. Paolini, both of Austin, received U.S. Patent 8,146,005 for “Creating a Customized Avatar That Reflects a User's Distinguishable Attributes.”
Patent: A Tron-Like Loading Of You Into Cyberspace

Texas Business Patent of the Day: Does that computer character talk like you, walk like you and look like you? Yes. Two Texans invented a way for your avatar to look and act more like you. Scott T Jones and Michael A. Paolini, both of Austin, received U.S. Patent 8,146,005 for “Creating a Customized Avatar That Reflects a User's Distinguishable Attributes.”

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Patent:  To Make And Use A Deadly Weapon With More Accuracy  | dal_ftw_txbz, Joseph Edward Tepera, Muenster, Steven D. Roemerman, Highland Village, patent, 8127683, Weapon and Weapon System Employing the Same,

Joseph Edward Tepera of Muenster and Steven D. Roemerman of Highland Village received U.S. Patent 8,127,683 for “Weapon and Weapon System Employing the Same.”
Patent: To Make And Use A Deadly Weapon With More Accuracy

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texans have devised yet another weapon system.  Joseph Edward Tepera of Muenster and Steven D. Roemerman of Highland Village received U.S. Patent 8,127,683 for “Weapon and Weapon System Employing the Same.”

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Patent: To Meter Your Meter Remotely | wac_txbz, dal_ftw_txbz, Ovie Verdell Whitson, Corinth, 8126664, Metrum Technologies,

Ovie Verdell Whitson of Corinth received U.S. Patent 8,126,665 for “Device, and Associated Method, for Monitoring a Meter.”
Patent: To Meter Your Meter Remotely

Texas Business Patent of the Day: A Denton County resident devised a new way to monitor your electric, gas and water meter remotely.  Ovie Verdell Whitson of Corinth received U.S. Patent 8,126,665 for “Device, and Associated Method, for Monitoring a Meter.” 

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Patent: To Harness The Common House Cat | colsta_bry_txbz, hou_txbz, Tobi Kosanke, Hempstead, patent, 8132544, cat harness,

Tobi Kosanke of Hempstead received U.S. Patent 8,132,544 for “Cat Harness.”
Patent: To Harness The Common House Cat

Texas Business Patent of the Day: A Waller County resident devised a way to harness a feline. Tobi Kosanke of Hempstead received U.S. Patent 8,132,544 for “Cat Harness.”

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Patent: A New Idea In Cast Iron | tyl_txbz, Daniel Ray Blount, Sulphur Springs,patent, 8137723, healthy, cookware, txrkn_txbz,

Daniel Ray Blount of Sulphur Springs received U.S. Patent 8,137,723 for “Healthy Cookware.”
Patent: A New Idea In Cast Iron

Texas Business Patent of the Day: An east Texas man devised what he claims are cooking tools that  are healthier for you. Daniel Ray Blount of Sulphur Springs received U.S. Patent 8,137,723 for “Healthy Cookware.”

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Patent: A Portable Hidey Hole  | amar_txbz, Hidey Hole,patent, tornado, hurricane, Oscar T. Scott IV, 8136303, deploy, re-deploy, above, ground, shelter,

Oscar T. Scott IV of Amarillo received U.S. Patent 8,136,303 for “Re-deployable Above Ground Shelter.”
Patent: A Portable Hidey Hole

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Whenever a tornado, hurricane or typhoon comes, a hidey hole always seems to be hard to find.  Now a Texas Panhandle man has invented a hidey hole you can take with you, just in case. Oscar T. Scott IV of Amarillo received U.S. Patent 8,136,303 for “Re-deployable Above Ground Shelter.”

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Patent: Zippy Idea For Zipper Nuisance | dal_ftw_txbz, zipper, Joan Andersen, patent, 8132433, protective device, zipper pull, conceal,

Joan Andersen of Fort Worth received U.S. Patent 8,132,433 for “Protective Device For Concealing A Zipper Pull.”
Patent: Zippy Idea For Zipper Nuisance

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Annoyed by the sounds of zippers striking the sides of your clothes dryer?  Annoyed by zipper dents and scratches inside the dryer?  A Texas woman has invented a device to silence that noise and to protect and hide the zipper.  Joan Andersen of Fort Worth received U.S. Patent 8,132,433 for “Protective Device For Concealing A Zipper Pull.”

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Patent: To Fix A Spine | dal_ftw_txbz, Bradley, Dan, patent, 8114162, spinal fusion, implant, NuVasive, W. Dan Bradley, Denton, spinal surgery,

W. Dan Bradley of Denton received U.S. Patent 8,114,162 for “Spinal Fusion Implant And Related Methods.”
Patent: To Fix A Spine

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a new way to fix your back. W. Dan Bradley of Denton received U.S. Patent 8,114,162 for “Spinal Fusion Implant And Related Methods.”

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Patent:  To Know Your Shade Of Lipstick | dal_ftw_txbz, Timothy Maddy, Patent 8083427, Cosmetic Container, Color Insert,

Timothy Maddy of Dallas received U.S. Patent 8,083,427 for “Cosmetic Container With Color Insert.”
Patent: To Know Your Shade Of Lipstick

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has invented better way to package lipstick. Timothy Maddy of Dallas received U.S. Patent 8,083,427 for “Cosmetic Container With Color Insert.”

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Patent: To Bake Your Cake Better Before You Eat It | dal_ftw_txbz, shrm_den_txbz, Philip R. McKee, Frisco, Daniel G. McCauley, Gunter, Patent, 8134102, High-Speed, cooking oven, cooking, support,

Philip R. McKee of Frisco and Daniel G. McCauley of Gunter received U.S. Patent 8,134,102 for “High-Speed Cooking Oven With Cooking Support.”
Patent: To Bake Your Cake Better Before You Eat It

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texans have devised a better way to cook your biscuits. And turkey.  And pies. And anything else you cook in an oven. Philip R. McKee of Frisco and Daniel G. McCauley of Gunter received U.S. Patent 8,134,102 for “High-Speed Cooking Oven With Cooking Support.” 

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Patent:  To Manipulate Light Automatically | dal_ftw_txbz, James Bornhorst, Desoto, patent, 8132473, gobo, wheel, location, drive,

James Bornhorst of Desoto received U.S. Patent 8,132,473 for “Gobo Wheel Location Drive.”
Patent: To Manipulate Light Automatically

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Dallas-area man has created yet another way to manipulate lighting. James Bornhorst of Desoto received U.S. Patent 8,132,473 for “Gobo Wheel Location Drive.”

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Patent:  To Make and Wear Filters and Face Masks | dal_ftw_txbz, Michael L. Bowen, Richland Hills, patent, 8061356, directional, flat, face, mask,

Michael L. Bowen of Richland Hills received U.S. Patent 8,061,356 for “Directional Flat Face Mask.”
Patent: To Make and Wear Filters and Face Masks

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  In response to today’s multiple environments of “clean rooms” and sterile environments, a Tarrant County man has devised a better face mask. Michael L. Bowen of Richland Hills received U.S. Patent 8,061,356 for “Directional Flat Face Mask.”

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Patent: To Better Use The Power Generated By Wind | aust_txbz, Mehdi Abolhassani, Enrique Ledezma, Thomas Keister, Georgetown, Haran Karmaker, Ryan Edwards, Round Rock, Alex Skorcz,Cedar Park, patent, 8129853, power Converter, wind Generator,

Mehdi Abolhassani and Enrique Ledezma, both of Austin, Thomas Keister of Georgetown, Haran Karmaker and Ryan Edwards, both of Round Rock, and Alex Skorcz of Cedar Park received U.S. Patent 8,129,853 for “Power Converter For Use With Wind Generator.”
Patent: To Better Use The Power Generated By Wind

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Six Texans developed a better way to convert the power of wind generators. Mehdi Abolhassani and Enrique Ledezma, both of Austin, Thomas Keister of Georgetown, Haran Karmaker and Ryan Edwards, both of Round Rock, and Alex Skorcz of Cedar Park received U.S. Patent 8,129,853 for “Power Converter For Use With Wind Generator.”

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Patent: To Not Forget The Baby In The Car | corp_chr_txbz, San Juanita Ortiz, patent, 8120499, baby cord, parked vehicle, baby,

San Juanita Ortiz of Corpus Christi received U.S. Patent 8,120,499 for “Baby Cord.”
Patent: To Not Forget The Baby In The Car

Texas Business Patent of the Day: A Nueces County woman invented a device to keep one from accidently leaving a baby in a parked vehicle. San Juanita Ortiz of Corpus Christi received U.S. Patent 8,120,499 for “Baby Cord.”

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Patent: To Brush With A Better Toothbrush | hou_txbz, Michael Davidson, Michael Smith, Friendswood, patent, 8108962, toothbrush, dentist,

Michael Davidson of Houston and Michael Smith of Friendswood received U.S. Patent 8,108,962 for “Toothbrush and Method of Using the Same.”
Patent: To Brush With A Better Toothbrush

Texas Business Patent of the Day: Some people try to design a better mousetrap. Two Houston area residents devised a better toothbrush. Michael Davidson of Houston and Michael Smith of Friendswood received U.S. Patent 8,108,962 for “Toothbrush and Method of Using the Same.”

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Patent:  A Vehicle For Many Uses | dal_ftw_txbz,Michael Joseph Bennett, Roanoke, patent, 8100421, multiple, operational, modes, vehicle,

Michael Joseph Bennett of Roanoke, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,100,421 for “Vehicle Having Multiple Operational Modes.”
Patent: A Vehicle For Many Uses

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Dallas-area man devised a better type of vehicle. Michael Joseph Bennett of Roanoke, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,100,421 for “Vehicle Having Multiple Operational Modes.”

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Patent: To Put Your Brain In A Box | aust_txbz, hou_txbz, Thomas A. Visel, Vijay Divar, Lukas K. Womack Matthew Fettig, Gene P. Hamilton, patent, 8001067, Method, Substituting, Electronic Emulation, Human Brain, application, replace, human,

Thomas A. Visel, Vijay Divar, Lukas K. Womack Matthew Fettig and Gene P. Hamilton, all of Austin, received U.S. Patent 8,001,067 for “Method for Substituting an Electronic Emulation of the Human Brain into an Application to Replace a Human.”
Patent: To Put Your Brain In A Box

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Five Texans have devised a way to put your brain in a box.  Rather, a simulation of your brain into software. Thomas A. Visel, Vijay Divar, Lukas K. Womack Matthew Fettig and Gene P. Hamilton, all of Austin, received U.S. Patent 8,001,067 for “Method for Substituting an Electronic Emulation of the Human Brain into an Application to Replace a Human.”

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Patent: To Fuel Up Your Boat, Lawnmower and Other Machines | dal_ftw_txbz, Roger N. Chauza, coppell, 8118318, hand cart, fuel transport, refuel,

Roger N. Chauza of Coppell received U.S. Patent 8,118,318 for “Hand Cart for Fuel Transport and Refueling.”
Patent: To Fuel Up Your Boat, Lawnmower and Other Machines

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  What do you do when you don't have a gas station to drive your boat to? A Dallas-area man devised a way to fuel your boat and other vehicles when you don’t have a convenient fuel depot.  Roger N. Chauza of Coppell received U.S. Patent 8,118,318 for “Hand Cart for Fuel Transport and Refueling.”

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Patent: To Make Fans Of The Martial Arts | dal_ftw_txbz, Carlos Ray Norris, patent, 8109835, systems, methods, martial arts, combat,

Carlos Ray Norris of Dallas received U.S. Patent 8,109,835 for “Systems and Methods for Martial Arts Combat.”
Patent: To Make Fans Of The Martial Arts

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Texas man has devised a way to conduct martial art competitions to involve fans and increase the fan base.  Carlos Ray Norris of Dallas received U.S. Patent 8,109,835 for “Systems and Methods for Martial Arts Combat.”

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Patent: To Not Sweat Your Bra, Comfortably | dal_ftw_txbz, patent, bra, sweat, Candis A. Taylor, Plano, 8075367, Absorbent Pad, underwire, brassiere, breast,

Candis A. Taylor of Plano received U.S. Patent 8,075,367 for “Absorbent Pad For Underwire Brassiere.”
Patent: To Not Sweat Your Bra, Comfortably

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Dallas-area woman has devised a product for women (and some men) who sweat in their bras.  Candis A. Taylor of Plano received U.S. Patent 8,075,367 for “Absorbent Pad For Underwire Brassiere.”

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Patent: A Cold Refreshment Machine | sanant_txbz, hou_txbz, Burton, New Braunfels, Jimmy I. Frank , Thomas L. Guy,  Raymond A. Glatt, Richard E. Frankenberg, Kristan L. Dawson, Carl R. Martin, Craig Cloud, patent, 8079230, Food Dispensing Machine,

Jimmy I. Frank , Thomas L. Guy, Raymond A. Glatt, Richard E. Frankenberg, Kristan L. Dawson, Carl R. Martin and Craig Cloud of received U.S. Patent 8,079,230 for “Food Dispensing Machine.”
Patent: A Cold Refreshment Machine

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: Seven Texans devised a better way for machines to give you cool refreshments. Jimmy I. Frank of Houston, Thomas L. Guy,  Raymond A. Glatt and Richard E. Frankenberg, all of San Antonio,  Kristan L. Dawson of Brookside, Carl R. Martin of Burton and Craig Cloud of New Braunfels received U.S. Patent 8,079,230 for “Food Dispensing Machine.”

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Patent: To Learn How To Write By Writing A Book | Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two South Texas residents developed a way to get children to learn how to read books by writing books.

Alfredo Marroquin of McAllen and Mateo Salazar Sr. of Mission received U.S. Patent 8,112,029 for “Method for Developing Writing Skills by Creating Customized  Books Using a Network.”

Alfredo Marroquin of McAllen and Mateo Salazar Sr. of Mission received U.S. Patent 8,112,029 for “Method for Developing Writing Skills by Creating Customized Books Using a Network.”
Patent: To Learn How To Write By Writing A Book

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two South Texas residents developed a way to get children to learn how to read books by writing books. Alfredo Marroquin of McAllen and Mateo Salazar Sr. of Mission received U.S. Patent 8,112,029 for “Method for Developing Writing Skills by Creating Customized  Books Using a Network.”

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Patent: Hitch Your Wagon To a Keg And Your Keg To A Car | aust_txbz, Travis County, Ovidio Farias III, Jim Lee McNeil, Theresa Eilers, Manchaca, patent, 8091378, Hitch Mounted Keg Beverage Dispenser, keg, hitch, mount, beverage, dispenser,

Ovidio Farias III, Jim Lee McNeil and Theresa Eilers, all of Manchaca, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,091,378 for “Hitch Mounted Keg Beverage Dispenser.”
Patent: Hitch Your Wagon To a Keg And Your Keg To A Car

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Beer kegs are something that fraternities, tailgate parties and other social events need, if not outright require.  Now three Texans have invented the portable keg for your trailer hitch. Ovidio Farias III, Jim Lee McNeil and Theresa Eilers, all of Manchaca, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,091,378 for “Hitch Mounted Keg Beverage Dispenser.”

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Patent: To Reconstruct Your Elbow Joint

Evan D. Collins of Houston received U.S. Patent 8,110,000 for “Ligament Reconstruction System.”
Patent: To Reconstruct Your Elbow Joint

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Texas man devised a better way to rebuild your elbow. Evan D. Collins of Houston received U.S. Patent 8,110,000 for “Ligament Reconstruction System.”

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Patent: To See A Link Without Clicking | aust_txbz, Travis County, Don Rutledge Day, Rabindranath Dutta, Patent, 8112705, Magnifying, Texas, Link, Retaining, Browser, Function, Magnified, Display,

Don Rutledge Day and Rabindranath Dutta, both of Austin, received U.S. Patent 8,112,705 for “Magnifying the Text of a Link while still Retaining Browser Function in the Magnified Display.”
Patent: To See A Link Without Clicking

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two Travis County men were the ones who allow you to see what  a link is before you click.

Don Rutledge Day and Rabindranath Dutta, both of Austin, received U.S. Patent 8,112,705 for “Magnifying the Text of a Link while still Retaining Browser Function in the Magnified Display.”

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Patent: To Remove Oil From Ice | hou_txbz, Tomball, James Clifford Lewis, patent, 8097152, Apparatus, Removal, Oil, Ice, environment, remediation, contamination,

James Clifford Lewis of Tomball received U.S. Patent 8,097,152 for “Apparatus for Removal of Oil from Ice.”
Patent: To Remove Oil From Ice

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Despite being a resident of a state known for dust and recording breaking heat and droughts, a Texas man has developed a way to remove oil from sea ice. James Clifford Lewis of Tomball received U.S. Patent 8,097,152 for “Apparatus for Removal of Oil from Ice.”



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Patent: To Track Your Hunting Arrows By Radio | tyl, Douglas Jones, Point, Texas, patent, 8088028, tracking, system, arrow, radio, transmit, transmitter,

Douglas Jones of Point, Texas, received U.S. Patent 8,088,028 for “Tracking System For Use With An Arrow.”
Patent: To Track Your Hunting Arrows By Radio

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Arrows that transmit radio signals? A Rains County man developed a way to keep track of your arrows, wherever you shoot them. Douglas Jones of Point, Texas, received U.S. Patent 8,088,028 for “Tracking System For Use With An Arrow.”

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Patent: A Septic Sewage Solution | dal_ftw_txbz, Ellis County, Midlothian, Kenneth J. Kistner, Carolyn R. Kistner, patent, 8110096, Septic System, sewage,

Kenneth J. Kistner and Carolyn R. Kistner, both of Midlothian, received U.S. Patent 8,110,096 for “Septic System.”
Patent: A Septic Sewage Solution

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: Two Ellis County residents devised a new way to process sewage in an old way. Kenneth J. Kistner and Carolyn R. Kistner, both of Midlothian, received U.S. Patent 8,110,096 for “Septic System.”

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Patent: To Build Guitars and Violins With Pyrocarbon | aust_txbz, patent, violin, guitar, stringed, strings, James M. Guthrie, Jonathan C. Stupka, 8110729, pyrolytic, carbon, component, pyrocarbon, music, richer sound, instrument,

James M. Guthrie and Jonathan C. Stupka, both of Austin, received U.S. Patent 8,110,729 for “Pyrolytic Carbon Components For Stringed Instruments.”
Patent: To Build Guitars and Violins With Pyrocarbon

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two Austin men devised better materials for a better violin sound. James M. Guthrie and Jonathan C. Stupka, both of Austin, received U.S. Patent 8,110,729 for “Pyrolytic Carbon Components For Stringed Instruments.”

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Patent: To Keep Your Bras & Bikini Tops Clean | aust_txbz, patent, Travis County, bra, brassiere, bikini, Kieu Thi-Bich Phan,8109417, Garment Washing Device, Removable Form, inventiona, idea, design, cup, padding, shoulder strap, back strap, hook, eyelet, foam, gel, silicone, microfiber, mesh, silk, satin, lace,

Kieu Thi-Bich Phan of Austin received U.S. Patent 8,109,417 for “Garment Washing Device With Removable Form.”
Patent: To Keep Your Bras & Bikini Tops Clean

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: A Travis County resident developed a way to wash brassieres. Kieu Thi-Bich Phan of Austin received U.S. Patent 8,109,417 for “Garment Washing Device With Removable Form.” 

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Patent: Genetic Probe For Smoking-Related Cancers | hou_txbz,Ruth Katz,Jiang Feng,patent,8093001,detection,diagnosis,smoking,smoke,cancer,tobacco,

Ruth Katz and Jiang Feng, both of Houston, received U.S. Patent 8,093,001 for “Detection and diagnosis of smoking related cancers.”
Patent: Genetic Probe For Smoking-Related Cancers

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two Texans devised a way to probe genes for lung and other smoking related cancers.  Ruth Katz and Jiang Feng, both of Houston, received U.S. Patent 8,093,001 for “Detection and diagnosis of smoking related cancers.”

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Patent: Using Blinders To Train Batters | wac_txbz, Omar Bengochea, patent, 8091150, batting helmet, baseball, blinders,

Omar Bengochea of Waco received U.S. Patent 8,091,150 for “Batting Helmet.”
Patent: Using Blinders To Train Batters

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Many racehorse trainers use blinders to keep race horses focused on the track in front and not get sidetracked by crowds as well as horses and riders to the side and rear.   Why not use them for easily distracted, young baseball players?  A McLennan County man devised a helmet to train young players to hit the ball better. Omar Bengochea of Waco received U.S. Patent 8,091,150 for “Batting Helmet.”

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Patent: A Better Offshore Drilling Platform | hou_txbz, oil, Michael E. Beard, Spring, David J. Cole, Katy, Christoper S. Caldwell, The Woodlands, Michael B. Foley, Humble, patent, 8100437, Marine riser assembly,

Michael E. Beard of Spring, David J. Cole of Katy, Christoper S. Caldwell of The Woodlands and Michael B. Foley of Humble received U.S. Patent 8,100,437 for “Marine Riser Assembly.”
Patent: A Better Offshore Drilling Platform

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Four Texans have devised an improved ocean drilling platform. Michael E. Beard of Spring, David J. Cole of Katy, Christoper S. Caldwell of The Woodlands and Michael B. Foley of Humble received U.S. Patent 8,100,437 for “Marine Riser Assembly.”

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Patent: To Detect a Subtle Change In Tissue or Landscapes | elp_txbz, John Moya, Victor De La Garza, El Paso, David Saenz, Cuauhtemoc, Chih, Mexico, patent, 8107714, Methods, Detecting, Tagging, Scene, Change, invention,

John Moya and Victor De La Garza, both of El Paso, and David Saenz of Cuauhtemoc, Chih, Mexico, received U.S. Patent 8,107,714 for “Methods For Detecting And Tagging Scene Changes.”
Patent: To Detect a Subtle Change In Tissue or Landscapes

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two El Paso men and a resident of Mexico designed a method of surveillance that detects subtle changes in things ranging from airborne drones shooting footage of borders to detecting subtle changes in xrays over time of a patient.  John Moya and Victor De La Garza, both of El Paso, and David Saenz of Cuauhtemoc, Chih, Mexico, received U.S. Patent 8,107,714 for “Methods For Detecting And Tagging Scene Changes.”

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Patent: A Way To Make Gift and Phone Cards Count Less and More | dal_ftw_txbz, Mark H. Bailey, Trophy Club, John C. Searfoss, Colleyville, Frank Artinger Jr., Jason Artinger, Frisco, patent, 8096719, Continuous Personalized Plastic Card Manufacturing System, gift card, phone card, discount card, loyalty card,

Mark H. Bailey of Trophy Club, John C. Searfoss of Colleyville, Frank Artinger Jr. and Jason Artinger, both of Frisco, received U.S. Patent 8,096,719 for “Continuous Personalized Plastic Card Manufacturing System.”
Patent: A Way To Make Gift and Phone Cards Count Less and More

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Phone cards, gift cards, membership cards are crammed in your wallet and purse because you think they hold value.  So do the businesses that generate them, but the cards take time to produce.  Now, four DFW-area men devised a method to make plastic cards better and faster. Mark H. Bailey of Trophy Club, John C. Searfoss of Colleyville, Frank Artinger Jr. and Jason Artinger, both of Frisco, received U.S. Patent 8,096,719 for “Continuous Personalized Plastic Card Manufacturing System.”

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Patent: To Relieve Menstrual Cramps and Muscle Cramps, Quicker | aust_txbz, Robert Gaylon Ross, Sr, Spicewood, Texas, patent, 8039023, Composition for relief of menstrual cramps and muscle cramps,

Robert Gaylon Ross Sr. of Spicewood, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,039,023 for “Composition for Relief of Menstrual Cramps and Muscle Cramps.”
Patent: To Relieve Menstrual Cramps and Muscle Cramps, Quicker

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Burnet County man created a formula for the relief of menstrual cramps. Robert Gaylon Ross Sr. of Spicewood, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,039,023 for “Composition for Relief of Menstrual Cramps and Muscle Cramps.”

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Patent:  To Make Pain Killer A Bit More Painless | colsta_txbz,Joseph Wayne Kraft, College Station, patent, 8088108, Rapid Local Anesthesia Injection Cone,

Joseph Wayne Kraft of College Station received U.S. Patent 8,088,108 for “Rapid Local Anesthesia Injection Cone.”
Patent: To Make Pain Killer A Bit More Painless

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Brazos County man has devised a way to make the delivery of local anesthetics less painful. Joseph Wayne Kraft of College Station received U.S. Patent 8,088,108 for “Rapid Local Anesthesia Injection Cone.”

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Patent: To Make A Universal Electrical Connection | brn_har_txbz, Daniel Cedillo Vazquez, Luis Hugo Cedillo Vazquez, Brownsville, Patent, 8038469, Electrical Connection Assembly,

Daniel Cedillo Vazquez and Luis Hugo Cedillo Vazquez, both of Brownsville, received U.S. Patent 8,038,469 for “Electrical Connection Assembly.”
Patent: To Make A Universal Electrical Connection

Texas Business Patent Of the Day:  Two South Texas men have developed a new type of electrical connection. Daniel Cedillo Vazquez and Luis Hugo Cedillo Vazquez, both of Brownsville, received U.S. Patent 8,038,469 for “Electrical Connection Assembly.”

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Patent: Game Scores, Real Time | sanant_txbz,elp_txbz, aust_txbz,  Anthony Timmons, Fort Davis, Daryl Burttschell,San Marcos, Howard Burttschell, New Braunfels, patent, 8066572, System For Transmitting Real-Time Game Information For A Game To A Remote Device, Scores to go, Scores Two Go,

Anthony Timmons of Fort Davis, Daryl Burttschell of San Marcos and Howard Burttschell of New Braunfels received U.S. Patent 8,066,572 for “System For Transmitting Real-Time Game Information For A Game To A Remote Device.”
Patent: Game Scores, Real Time

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Three Texans have devised a way to get real time information on a game in process.  Anthony Timmons of Fort Davis, Daryl Burttschell of San Marcos and Howard Burttschell of New Braunfels received U.S. Patent 8,066,572 for “System For Transmitting Real-Time Game Information For A Game To A Remote Device.”

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Patent: The Legacy Of Howard Hughes | hou_txbz, Rudolf Carl Pessier, Galveston, Michael S. Damschen, patent, 8047307, Hybrid drill bit, secondary, backup cutters, high side, rake angles,

Rudolf Carl Pessier of Galveston and Michael S. Damschen of Houston received U.S. Patent 8,047,307 for “Hybrid drill bit with secondary backup cutters positioned with high side rake angles.
Patent: The Legacy Of Howard Hughes

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  It’s been more than a century since Spindletop, yet two Gulf Coast men have devised a bitter drill bit to drill for oil. Rudolf Carl Pessier of Galveston and Michael S. Damschen of Houston received U.S. Patent 8,047,307 for “Hybrid drill bit with secondary backup cutters positioned with high side rake angles.”

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Patent:  To Treat A Virus  | hou_txbz, Shinji Makino, Tetsuro Ikegami, Clarence J. Peters,Sungyong Won,Galveston, patent, 8084248, Reverse genetic system, rift valley fever virus,

Shinji Makino, Tetsuro Ikegami, Clarence J. Peters and Sungyong Won, all of Galveston, received U.S. Patent 8,084,248 for “Reverse genetic system for rift valley fever virus and uses thereof.”
Patent: To Treat A Virus

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Four Galveston residents developed a way to treat serious disease spread by mosquitoes to livestock and humans. Shinji Makino, Tetsuro Ikegami, Clarence J. Peters and Sungyong Won, all of Galveston, received U.S. Patent 8,084,248 for “Reverse genetic system for rift valley fever virus and uses thereof.”


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Patent: To Swing Low, Swing High But Swing Safe | amar_txbz, Ernie D. Sheets, Julie A. Neusch, Patent, 8083600, Swing Seat, backyard, leisure, Pittsburg, Kansas,

Ernie D. Sheets and Julie A. Neusch of Amarillo received U.S. Patent 8,083,600 for “Swing Seat.”
Patent: To Swing Low, Swing High But Swing Safe

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: Two Amarillo residents have devised a better, safer swing for children. Ernie D. Sheets and Julie A. Neusch of Amarillo received U.S. Patent 8,083,600 for “Swing Seat.”

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Patent: Ornamental Cow Manure | abil_txbz, Connie S. Rose, patent, D651,536, cow, manure, novelty, ornament, frame,

Connie S. Rose received U.S. Patent D651,536 for “Cow Manure Novelty.”
Patent: Ornamental Cow Manure

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Manure is a smelly cow product that many use for fertilizer. However, an Abilene woman decided to frame it and apply for a design patent. Connie S. Rose received U.S. Patent  D651,536 for “Cow Manure Novelty.”

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Patent:  Better Sesame Seeds | sanant_txbz, Derald Ray Langham, patent, 8080707, Non-Dehiscent Sesame, sesame, sesame seed,

Derald Ray Langham of San Antonio of U.S. Patent 8,080,707 for “Non-Dehiscent Sesame.”
Patent: Better Sesame Seeds

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Bexar County man devised a sesame seed that can be more easily harvested.

Derald Ray Langham of San Antonio of U.S. Patent 8,080,707 for “Non-Dehiscent Sesame.”

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Patent: To Read Boring Conference Presentations Easily and Quickly | aust_txbz, Scott J. Broussard, Cedar Park, patent, 8044931, Technique For Determining A Minimum Size Of Presentation Data, font, powerpoint,

Scott J. Broussard of Cedar Park received U.S. Patent 8,044,931for “Technique For Determining A Minimum Size Of Presentation Data.”
Patent: To Read Boring Conference Presentations Easily and Quickly

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  An Austin-area man devised a way to project words, such as in Powerpoint presentations, where they are readable and not too small for the viewer. Scott J. Broussard of Cedar Park received U.S. Patent 8,044,931 for “Technique For Determining A Minimum Size Of Presentation Data.”

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Patent: To Sweep The Road Better | wac_txbz, Gary B. Young,James C. Crow,patent, 8060978, road sweeper, Surface Sweeping Machine With Tilting Blower Housing, Tymco,

Gary B. Young and James C. Crow, both of Waco, received U.S. Patent 8,060,978 for “Surface Sweeping Machine With Tilting Blower Housing.”
Patent: To Sweep The Road Better

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two McLennan County men devised a way to sweep roads a bit better. Gary B. Young and James C. Crow, both of Waco, received U.S. Patent 8,060,978 for “Surface Sweeping Machine With Tilting Blower Housing.”

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Patent:  Checking Your Gut To See If You Lie. | hou_txbz, Jiande Chen, Pankaj J. Pasricha, Trisha Pasricha, patent, 7967750, Lie detection, Electrogastrography,

Jiande Chen, Pankaj J. Pasricha and Trisha Pasricha, all of Houston, received U.S. Patent 7,967,750 for “Lie detection Via Electrogastrography.”
Patent: Checking Your Gut To See If You Lie.

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Three Texans devised a new way of detecting truth and lies by checking your gut. Jiande Chen, Pankaj J. Pasricha and Trisha Pasricha, all of Houston, earlier this year received U.S. Patent 7,967,750 for “Lie detection Via Electrogastrography.”  

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Patent: To Make Chemical Weapons Safe | dal_ftw_txbz, Rajan K. Vampati, Ramesh S. Hegde, David Y Son, Plano, Edward R. Biehl, Dallas, patent, 8084662, chemical weapons, detox, Method for degrading chemical warfare agents, Mn(VII) oxide, with-and-without solid support,

Rajan K. Vampati, Ramesh S. Hegde and David Y Son, all of Plano and Edward R. Biehl of Dallas, received U.S. Patent 8,084,662 for “Method for degrading chemical warfare agents using Mn(VII) oxide with-and-without solid support.”
Patent: To Make Chemical Weapons Safe

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Four Dallas area men devised a way to make chemical warfare weapons safe. Rajan K. Vampati, Ramesh S. Hegde and David Y Son, all of Plano and Edward R. Biehl of Dallas, received U.S. Patent 8,084,662 for “Method for degrading chemical warfare agents using Mn(VII) oxide with-and-without solid support.”

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Patent: To Repair A Crack In The Wall. | sanant_txbz, Robert Eugene Riggs, Seguin, patent, 8024903, drywall crack, backing plate, repair,

Robert Eugene Riggs of Seguin received U.S. Patent 8,024,903 for “Drywall Crack Repair Backing Plate.”
Patent: To Repair A Crack In The Wall.

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Houston-area man devised a new way to repair your drywall. Robert Eugene Riggs of Seguin received U.S. Patent 8,024,903 for “Drywall Crack Repair Backing Plate.”

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Patent: To Put Together and Take Apart A Rifle, and Change Its Caliber | hou_txbz, James P. Gregg, patent, 8079169, Take-Down Rifles Including A Caliber Exchange System,

James P. Gregg of Houston received U.S. Patent 8,079,169 for “Take-Down Rifles Including A Caliber Exchange System.”
Patent: To Put Together and Take Apart A Rifle, and Change Its Caliber

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Houston man created a new type of put-together and take-apart rifle on which the caliber of ammunition can be changed. James P. Gregg of Houston received U.S. Patent 8,079,169 for “Take-Down Rifles Including A Caliber Exchange System.”

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Patent: A Utility Cutter | dal_ftw_txbz, Raymond E. Davis, Heath, Clifton Glenn Hampton, Burleson, patent, 8056241, utility cutter,

Raymond E. Davis of Heath, Texas, and Clifton Glenn Hampton of Burleson, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,056,241for “Utility Cutter.”
Patent: A Utility Cutter

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two Texans developed a new type of packaging and box cutter. Raymond E. Davis of Heath, Texas, and Clifton Glenn Hampton of Burleson, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,056,241for “Utility Cutter.”

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Patent: To Clean Your Ears, To Remove Your Earwax | odes_txbz, Puthalath Koroth Raghuprasad, patent, 8062216, Otoscope with attachable ear wax removal device, ear canal, earwax, ear wax, otoscope,

Puthalath Koroth Raghuprasad of Odessa received U.S. Patent 8,062,216 for “Otoscope with attachable ear wax removal device.”
Patent: To Clean Your Ears, To Remove Your Earwax

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A West Texas man developed a new way to look inside your ear, and remove your earwax. Puthalath Koroth Raghuprasad of Odessa received U.S. Patent 8,062,216 for “Otoscope with attachable ear wax removal device.”

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Patent:  Better Military Armor. | dal_ftw_txbz, Gary F. Wahlquist, McKinney, patent, 8037804,Dynamic Armor,

Gary F. Wahlquist of McKinney received U.S. Patent 8,037,804 for “Dynamic Armor.”
Patent: Better Military Armor.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Fort Worth-area man devised a new type of military armor. Gary F. Wahlquist of McKinney received U.S. Patent 8,037,804 for “Dynamic Armor.”

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Patent: Computer-Encouraged Healthy Eating. | aust_txbz,patent, Michael Wayne Brown, Georgetown, Rabindranath Dutta, Michael A. Paolini,Newton James Smith Jr., 8078492, Providing Consumers With Incentives For Healthy Eating Habits,

Michael Wayne Brown of Georgetown, and Rabindranath Dutta, Michael A. Paolini and Newton James Smith Jr., all of Austin, received U.S. Patent 8,078,492 for “Providing Consumers With Incentives For Healthy Eating Habits."
Patent: Computer-Encouraged Healthy Eating.

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Four Texans devised a way to computerize a way to get people to eat healthy. Michael Wayne Brown of Georgetown, and Rabindranath Dutta, Michael A. Paolini and Newton James Smith Jr., all of Austin, received U.S. Patent 8,078,492 for “Providing Consumers With Incentives For Healthy Eating Habits.”

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Patent: To Display Your Photo | hou_txbz,Paul A. Wagner,Cypress,patent,8074385,One-piece photograph display, photograph, display,

Paul A. Wagner of Cypress received U.S. Patent 8,074,385 for “One-Piece Photograph Display Assembly and Methods of Use.”
Patent: To Display Your Photo

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Houston-area man devised a new way to display photographs and pictures. Paul A. Wagner of Cypress received U.S. Patent 8,074,385 for “One-Piece Photograph Display Assembly and Methods of Use.”

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Patent: To Fly In A Circle | dal_ftw_txbz, Kenneth E. Builta, Billy K. Gore, Euless, James E. Harris, Dalworthington Gardens, Patent, 8078395, Control System For Automatic Flight, Bell, Helicopter, Textron,

Kenneth E. Builta and Billy K. Gore, both of Euless, and James E. Harris of Dalworthington Gardens received U.S. Patent 8,078,395 for “Control System For Automatic Flight.”
Patent: To Fly In A Circle

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A group of Fort Worth-area men developed a way for aircraft to fly in circles when on search missions.  Kenneth E. Builta and Billy K. Gore, both of Euless, and James E. Harris of Dalworthington Gardens received U.S. Patent 8,078,395 for “Control System For Automatic Flight.”

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Patent:  A Portable Backpack Feeder For Hunters. | corp_chr_txbz,South Texas,Leon David Cotham,8066206,backpack feeder,hunting,

Leon David Cotham of Corpus Christi received U.S. Patent 8,066,206 for “Backpack Feeder.”
Patent: A Portable Backpack Feeder For Hunters.

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A South Texas man has devised a way for hunters to take feed to remote areas. Leon David Cotham of Corpus Christi received U.S. Patent 8,066,206 for “Backpack Feeder.”

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Patent: To Exercise Safely And Effectively. | aust_txbz,Alan L. Carlson,Lago Vista,8066621,patent,idea,exercise apparatus,arcuate,

Alan L. Carlson of Lago Vista, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,066,621 for “Exercise Apparatus Having A User Interface Which Can Move Arcuately In Three Dimensions.” Arcuately means to curve or bend like a bow.
Patent: To Exercise Safely And Effectively.

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: A Travis County man devised a way to exercise more safely and effectively.  Alan L. Carlson of Lago Vista, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,066,621 for “Exercise Apparatus Having A User Interface Which Can Move Arcuately In Three Dimensions.”  Arcuately means to curve or bend like a bow.   

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Patent: To Hold Your Tools Ready. | dal_ftw_txbz, Stanley D. Winnard, Carrollton, Texas, patent, 8069995, Adjustable tool holder,

Stanley D. Winnard of Carrollton, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,069,995 for “Adjustable tool holder.”
Patent: To Hold Your Tools Ready.

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Tool belts and tool racks have been around for centuries, but a Dallas-area man devised a new type of tool holder  Stanley D. Winnard of Carrollton, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,069,995 for “Adjustable tool holder.”

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Patent: To Not Boat Blind Or Blind Boaters.  | aust_txbz, James P. von Wolske, Travis County, patent, 8070333, Docking Light, accessory lamp, boat, boating, yacht, yachting,

James P. von Wolske of Austin received U.S. Patent 8,070,333 for “Docking Light System Including An Accessory Lamp.”
Patent: To Not Boat Blind Or Blind Boaters.

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Travis County man has developed a way to dock at night without boating blind or blinding boaters. James P. von Wolske of Austin received U.S. Patent 8,070,333 for “Docking Light System Including An Accessory Lamp.”

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Patent:  A Better Christmas Tree Stand. | hou_txbz, Christmas Tree, Harold A. Odom Jr., Missouri City, patent, 8037637, tree stand,

U.S. Patent 8,037,637 for “Tree Stand.”
Patent: A Better Christmas Tree Stand.

Texas Business reports:  A Houston-area man devised a better way to stand your Christmas tree. Harold A. Odom Jr. of Missouri City, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,037,637 for “Tree Stand.”

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Patent:  To Not Be Smelly To Animals | hou_txbz, Angleton, Brazoria, Elrod, Scott A. Elrod, patent, 8066939, descenting Methods, smell, odor, deodorant, ozone, ion, ionize,

U.S. Patent 8,066,939 for “Descenting Methods.”
Patent: To Not Be Smelly To Animals

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Brazoria County man has devised a way not to be smelled by animals. Scott A. Elrod of Angleton, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,066,939 for “Descenting Methods.”

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Patent: Battlefield Solar Power Generator. | hou_txbz, stafford, Paul G. Cutting, Kevin Louis Conlin, patent, idea, 8046961, tactical solar power system, energy, generator, utility, solar array,

U.S. Patent 8,046,961 for “Tactical Solar Power System.”
Patent: Battlefield Solar Power Generator.

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two Texans devised a portable solar generator for battlefield conditions.

Paul G. Cutting of Stafford and Kevin Louis Conlin of Houston received U.S. Patent 8,046,961 for “Tactical Solar Power System.”

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Patent:  A Medicine Bottle That Warns And Informs. | sanant_txbz, Bexar county, Brian J. Estep, 8056724, pharmacy bottle, warning, health,

U.S. Patent 8,056,724 for “Pharmacy Bottles.”
Patent: A Medicine Bottle That Warns And Informs.

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Patients hardly ever read the prescription warnings stapled to the pharmacy sack. Now, a Bexar County man has devised a way to encourage more information is easily available to the patient. Brian J. Estep of San Antonio received U.S. Patent 8,056,724 for “Pharmacy Bottles.”

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Patent: To Uncork The Wine Bottle. | hou_txbz, Byron Kahrs Varme, 8011276, Winch-type, corkscrew, assembly, uncork, wine, Harris County, invention, patent, design, engineer,

U.S. Patent 8,011,276 for “Winch-type Corkscrew Assembly.”
Patent: To Uncork The Wine Bottle.

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: A Houston man devised another way to remove a wine cork. Byron Kahrs Varme of Houston received U.S. Patent 8,011,276 for “Winch-type Corkscrew Assembly.”

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Patent:  Safe Train Door. | sanant_txbz, patent, 8056485, Rail Car Door Closer, Bexar, Carl A. Register, Jason L. Register, Jeffrey C. Register,

U.S. Patent 8,056,485 for “Rail Car Door Closer.”
Patent: Safe Train Door.

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Even though the technology dates to century before last, it’s still dangerous to open and close a railroad cargo car door.  Now, three Bexar county residents have devised a safe way to open and close train doors.  Carl A. Register, Jason L. Register and Jeffrey C. Register, all of San Antonio, received U.S. Patent 8,056,485 for “Rail Car Door Closer.”

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Patent:  Not Cheetos But Peanutos? | dal_ftw_txbz, Ashish Anand, V.N. Rao, Plano, Lewis Conrad Keller, McKinney, patent, 8062685, peanutos, peanut, cheetos, idea, invention, Frito-Lay, Direct Expanded Snack Made With Peanut Flour,

U.S. Patent 8,062,685 for “Direct Expanded Snack Made With Peanut Flour And Method For Making.”
Patent: Not Cheetos But Peanutos?

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  If you’re allergic to peanuts, stick to Cheetos. Three Dallas-area residents devised a way of making a puffed snack shaped like a peanut that tastes like a peanut in the manner that Cheetos taste like cheese. Ashish Anand and V.N. Rao, both of Plano, and Lewis Conrad Keller of McKinney received U.S. Patent 8,062,685 for “Direct Expanded Snack Made With Peanut Flour And Method For Making.”

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Patent: Cat Can't Jump. | aust_txbz, Maureen D. Falwell, 7992524, Cat Can't Jump,

U.S. Patent 7,992,524 for “Cat Can’t Jump—Device For Training Small Animals.”
Patent: Cat Can't Jump.

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  An Austin woman devised a way to train cats not to jump. Maureen D. Falwell of Austin received U.S. Patent 7,992,524 earlier this year for “Cat Can’t Jump—Device For Training Small Animals.”

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Patent: Keeping Track Of Children | aust_txbz, patent 8064658, Foster Care Monitoring And Verification Device, Method and System, Iannone, Mary Iannone, Lago Vista,

U.S. patent 8,064,658 for “Foster Care Monitoring And Verification Device, Method and System.”
Patent: Keeping Track Of Children

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  An Austin-area woman devised a way for keeping up with kids in the foster care system.  Mary Iannone of Lago Vista received U.S. Patent 8,064,658 for “Foster Care Monitoring And Verification Device, Method and System.”

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Patent:  Eyeglasses Holder | sanant_txbz, New Braunfels, Jeff Gilman, patent, 7979920, eyeglasses, Headwear With Integral Eyeglass Securing Apparatus,

U.S. Patent 7,979,920 earlier this year for “Headwear With Integral Eyeglass Securing Apparatus.”
Patent: Eyeglasses Holder

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: A Texas man has devised a new way to not lose your eyeglasses. Jeff Gilman of New Braunfels Texas received U.S. Patent 7,979,920 earlier this year for “Headwear With Integral Eyeglass Securing Apparatus.”

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Patent: Managing Robot Games | dal_ftw_txbz, David A. Norman, Greenville, Robert H. Mimlitch, Rowlett, Paul S. Adams, Dallas, Patent, 8014897, System, Apparatus, And Method For Managing And Controlling Robot Competitions, robot, robot competition,

U.S. Patent 8,014,897 for “System, Apparatus, And Method For Managing And Controlling Robot Competitions.”
Patent: Managing Robot Games

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Three Dallas-area men devised a way to have robots compet against each other. David A. Norman of Greenville, Robert H. Mimlitch of Rowlett, Paul S. Adams of Dallas received U.S. Patent 8,014,897 for “System, Apparatus, And Method For Managing And Controlling Robot Competitions.”

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Patent: Newspapers Online

Texas Business reports:   Three Texas residents devised a new way to display a print newspaper digitally. Tracey L. Jones and Frank H. Moeller, both of Austin, and Billy P. Taylor of Cedar Park received U.S. Patent 8,055,994 for “Method, System and Computer Program Product For Displaying A Version Of A Paper.”

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Patent:  To Put Your Foot Further Into The Music | aust_txbz, foot controls, keyboard musicians, John Williams Jr., patent, 8022283, Anthropometric Scaffold For Keyboard-Control Pedal, anthropometric, scaffold, keyboard, control, pedal,

U.S. Patent 8,022,283 for “Anthropometric Scaffold For Keyboard-Control Pedal.”
Patent: To Put Your Foot Further Into The Music

Texas Business reports: An Austin man has devised a way to improve the foot controls for keyboard musicians. John Williams Jr. of Austin received U.S. Patent 8,022,283 for “Anthropometric Scaffold For Keyboard-Control Pedal.”

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Patent: To Check For Concussions Quickly And Inexpensively | odes_txbz, patent, Ector County,neurological, Puthalath Koroth Raghuprasad,  Odessa, 804321, Neuro-aid, concussion,

U.S. Patent 8,043,214 for “Neuro-Aid.”
Patent: To Check For Concussions Quickly And Inexpensively

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  An Ector County man developed a way to do neurological checks quickly and inexpensively.  Puthalath Koroth Raghuprasad of Odessa, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,043,214 for “Neuro-Aid.”

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Patent: To Build A Better Backyard Pond | aust_txbz, patent, Hays County, backyard ponds, Mark E. Jessen, Dripping Springs, 8028484, Building Material Anchor,

U.S. Patent 8,028,484 for “Building Material Anchor.”
Patent: To Build A Better Backyard Pond

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Hays County man has devised a better way to make backyard ponds. Mark E. Jessen of Dripping Springs received U.S. Patent 8,028,484 for “Building Material Anchor.”

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Patent: To Image a Building | dal_ftw_txbz, patent, radar images, building, John L. Tomich, Coppell, Raymond Damaniego, Jerry M. Grimm, Plano, 8040273, Radar For Imaging Of Buildings, radar, image, imaging,

U.S. Patent 8,040,273 for “Radar For Imaging Of Buildings.”
Patent: To Image a Building

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Three Dallas-area men developed a way to make radar images of buildings.  John L. Tomich of Coppell, Raymond Damaniego and Jerry M. Grimm, both of Plano, received U.S. Patent 8,040,273 for “Radar For Imaging Of Buildings.”

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Patent:  To Keep Up With Battery Conditions In Remote Areas | hou_txbz, Sugar Land, Tomball, Stafford, Claud Leonard Benckenstein, Clint Alfred Davis, Dean Perkins, Fuel Gage, 8055463, Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation, electron flow,

U.S. Patent 8,055,463 for “Fuel Gage.”
Patent: To Keep Up With Battery Conditions In Remote Areas

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Three Texans have developed a way to measure the flow of electrons from its source.

Claud Leonard Benckenstein of Sugarland, Clint Alfred Davis of Stafford, and Dean Perkins of Tomball received U.S. Patent 8,055,463 for “Fuel Gage.”

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Patent: To Become A Pool Shark  | sanant_txbz, 8057319, William S. Herbert, billiards, cue ball, snooker, pool, Training Balls For Pool,
Patent: To Become A Pool Shark

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Bexar County man devised a method to train potential pool sharks. William S. Herbert of San Antonio received U.S. Patent 8,057,319 for “Training Balls For Pool.”

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Patent: A Baited Hook | nueces county, corp_chr_txbz, Nicholas C. Meyer, bottom snagging sinker, 8037636, patent, invention,

U.S. Patent 8,037,636 for “Bottom Snagging Sinker.”
Patent: A Baited Hook

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: A Nueces County man has devised a way to place a fishing lure on the bottom of a body of water. Nicholas C. Meyer of Corpus Christi received U.S. Patent 8,037,636 for “Bottom Snagging Sinker.”  

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Patent: A New Boat  | dal_ftw_txbz, patent, watercraft, Richard W. McLarty, Linda L. McLarty, Hurst, 8047886, Round Tube Boat,

U.S. Patent 8,047,886 for “Round Tube Boat.”
Patent: A New Boat

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two Fort Worth-area residents developed a new type of watercraft. Richard W. McLarty and Linda L. McLarty, both of Hurst, received U.S. Patent 8,047,886 for “Round Tube Boat.”

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Patent: To Keep Your Computer Cool | hou_txbz, dal_ftw_txbz, patent, computer, cool, Wade D. Vinson, Gerald E. Laws, Christian L. Belady, Richardson, 8051571, 8051671, cooling Computers,

U.S. Patent 8,051,671 for “System And Method For Cooling Computers.”
Patent: To Keep Your Computer Cool

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Three Texans have devised a better way to keep your tech cool. Wade D. Vinson and Gerald E. Laws, both of Houston,  and Christian L. Belady of Richardson received U.S. Patent 8,051,671 for “System And Method For Cooling Computers.”

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Patent:  Insect Infestation Detector | aust_txbz, infestation, infest, grain, seed, insect, pest control, pest, patent, Roger C. Baker, 8054458, Optical device for detecting live insect infestation, optic, optical,

U.S. Patent 8,054,458 for “Optical device for detecting live insect infestation.”
Patent: Insect Infestation Detector

Texas Business reports:  An Austin man devised a way to find pests in seed and grain. Roger C. Baker received U.S. Patent 8,054,458 for “Optical device for detecting live insect infestation.”

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Patent: A Better Lure For Fish  | dal_ftw_txbz, Scott Adam Wuensch, Michael Charles Wuensch, Grant Michael Wuensch,

U.S. Patent 8,028,465 for “Fishing Lure And Method Of Assembly.”
Patent: A Better Lure For Fish

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Three Dallas Area men have invented a fishing lure that combines the two schools of lure lore. Scott Adam Wuensch, Michael Charles Wuensch and Grant Michael Wuensch received U.S. Patent 8,028,465 for “Fishing Lure And Method Of Assembly.” 

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Patent: A Safer Guardrail | dal_ftw_txbz, Aledo, business, safer guardrail, James R. Albritton, patent, 8038126, breakaway Support Post, highway Guardrail End, treatment,

U.S. Patent 8,038,126 for “Breakaway Support Post For Highway Guardrail End Treatments.”
Patent: A Safer Guardrail

Texas Business reports:  A Dallas-area man developed a safer guardrail. James R. Albritton of Aledo received U.S. Patent 8,038,126 for “Breakaway Support Post For Highway Guardrail End Treatments.”

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Patent: A Better Reverse Thruster  | sanant_txbz, reverse thruster, Jean-Pierre Lair, 8052085, Nordam Group, decelerate, turbofan gas turbine, exhaust nozzle,

U.S. Patent 8,052,085 for “Thrust Reverser For A Turbofan Gas Turbine Engine.”
Patent: A Better Reverse Thruster

Texas Business reports:  A San Antonio man has tweaked the design for reverse thrusters that slow down aircraft after landing.  Jean-Pierre Lair of San Antonio received U.S. Patent 8,052,085 for “Thrust Reverser For A Turbofan Gas Turbine Engine.”

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Patent: To Make a Better Remote Control Vehicle  | dal_ftw_txbz, patent, 8052345, Ball Joint For A Model Vehicle, Brent Whitfield Byers, Plano, Seralaathan Hariharesan, Flower Mound,

U.S. Patent 8,052,345 for “Ball Joint For A Model Vehicle. “
Patent: To Make a Better Remote Control Vehicle

Texas Business reports:  Two Dallas-area residents set out to design a better remote control model vehicle. Brent Whitfield Byers of Plano and Seralaathan Hariharesan of Flower Mound received U.S. Patent 8,052,345 for “Ball Joint For A Model Vehicle."

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Patent: Cancer Eradication | hou_txbz, David A. Sirbasku, patent, 8038999, Breast cancer eradication program,

U.S. Patent 8,038,999 for “Breast cancer eradication program.”
Patent: Cancer Eradication

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Houston man invented a way to treat and elimate cancer. David A. Sirbasku of Houston received U.S. Patent 8,038,999 for “Breast cancer eradication program.”

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Patent: To Throw Light On The Target | aust_txbz, patent, 8001715, Illumination apparatus implementing non-lethal weapon, John H. Stokes,

U.S. Patent 8,001,715 for “Illumination apparatus implementing non-lethal weapon.”
Patent: To Throw Light On The Target

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  An Austin man developed a lighting accessory for weapons. John H. Stokes received U.S. Patent 8,001,715 for “Illumination apparatus implementing non-lethal weapon.”

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Patent: To Make A Tooth | sanant_txbz, Schmitt, Stephen M. Schmitt, 8043091, milled tooth,

U.S. Patent 8,043,091 for “Computer Machined Dental Tooth System And Method.”
Patent: To Make A Tooth

Texas Business reports:  A Bexar County man devised a way to make machined teetjh from scans and images. Stephen M. Schmitt received U.S. Patent 8,043,091 for “Computer Machined Dental Tooth System And Method.”

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Patent: A Place For Fish To Live | wicfal_txbz, shrm_den_txbz,

U.S. Patent 8,020,515 for “Fish Habitat.”
Patent: A Place For Fish To Live

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Cooke County man devised a way to provide places for fish to live.  Brad Franklin Metzler of Gainesville received U.S. Patent 8,020,515 for “Fish Habitat.”

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Patent: An Electronic Lockbox | hou_txbz, Joanne Price, Paul Mao, Sumit Mathur, Sugar Land, patent, 8045784,  Lockbox Imaging System,

U.S. Patent 8,045,784 for “Lockbox Imaging System.”
Patent: An Electronic Lockbox

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  After hours banking always presents problems, including the dropbox. Now, three Houston area residents have devised an electronic lockbox.  Joanne Price and Paul Mao of Houston, and Sumit Mathur of Sugar Land received U.S. Patent 8,045,784 for “Lockbox Imaging System.”

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Patent: To Track A Hamburger To The Cow It Came From | amar_txbz, patent, Texas Business, patent, Mad Cow Disease, William C. Pratt, 8037846, Tracking and Managing Animals and/or Food Products,
Patent: To Track A Hamburger To The Cow It Came From

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: When a case of Mad Cow disease arises, how do you track down out of the millions of cattle and tens of thousands of herds the cow where that steak originated from?  Now that’s feasible with an invention by a West Texas man.  William C. Pratt of Amarillo received U.S. Patent 8,037,846 for “Method and System for Tracking and Managing Animals and/or Food Products.”

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Patent: To Shoot An Arrow Into The Air, and Where It Falls You Know Exactly Where | aust_txbz, archery, Klint M. Kingsbury, patent, 8006395, Multi-spot Adjustable Reflex Bow, Subsonic Weapon Sight,

U.S. Patent 8,006,395 for “Multi-spot Adjustable Reflex Bow and Subsonic Weapon Sight.”
Patent: To Shoot An Arrow Into The Air, and Where It Falls You Know Exactly Where

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  When you shoot an arrow into the air, instead where it fell you knew not where, you now can know before you shoot. A Central Texas man devised a way to sight bows, paint guns and other weapons with fiber optics.


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Patent: Vibration-Powered Toy | dal_ftw_txbz, David Anthony Norman, Greenville, Robert H. Mimlitch, Rowlett, Douglas Michael Galleti, Allen, Joel Reagan Carter, Argyle, patent, 8038503, Vibration Powered Toy,

U.S. Patent 8,038,503 for “Vibration Powered Toy.”
Patent: Vibration-Powered Toy

Texas Business Patent of The Day: Four Dallas-area men developed a new type of toy.  David Anthony Norman of Greenville, Robert H. Mimlitch of Rowlett, Douglas Michael Galleti of Allen and Joel Reagan Carter of Argyle received U.S. Patent 8,038,503 for “Vibration Powered Toy.”

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Patent: To Inform The Driver Or Pilot | aust_txbz, patent, 8027843, On-Demand Supplement Diagnostic, Service Resource Planning, Mobile Systems,

U.S. Patent 8,027,843 for “On-Demand Supplement Diagnostic And Service Resource Planning For Mobile Systems.”
Patent: To Inform The Driver Or Pilot

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two Austin men devised a way to sift through the overabundance of information provided by modern vehicle sensors to provide timely, vital data to the operator. William Kress Bodin and Derral C. Thorson, both of Austin, received U.S. Patent 8,027,843 for “On-Demand Supplement Diagnostic And Service Resource Planning For Mobile Systems.”

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Patent: A Way To Practice Yoga In Trees, Or TreeYoga | dal_ftw_txbz, Hal Pruessner, Debra P. Pruessner, Richardson, patent, 8038584, practicing yoga, tree yoga,

U.S. Patent 8,038,584 for “Method And Aapparatus For Practicing Yoga In And Around Trees.”
Patent: A Way To Practice Yoga In Trees, Or TreeYoga

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Dallas-area man and woman devised a way to practice yoga around trees.  Hal Pruessner and Debra P. Pruessner, both of Richardson, received U.S. Patent 8,038,584 for “Method And Aapparatus For Practicing Yoga In And Around Trees.”

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Patent: To Protect Your Saddle When You're Roping | sanant_txbz, patent, saddle, roping, John N. McCarthy, doggies, Von Ormy, 8037665, Dally Horn Wrap,

U.S. Patent 8,037,665 for “Dally Horn Wrap.”
Patent: To Protect Your Saddle When You're Roping

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: A San Antonio-area man devised a way to protect the saddle from the rope when roping little doggies. John N. McCarthy of Von Ormy received U.S. Patent 8,037,665 for “Dally Horn Wrap.”

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Patent: To Wrap A Baby | dal_ftw_txbz, David M. Moore, Peggy Razor Clevinger, Garland, 8020217, Infant wrap, Brent A. Waters, drying infant,

U.S. Patent 8,020,217 for “Infant Wrap And Method For Use.”
Patent: To Wrap A Baby

Texas Business Patent Of the Day:  Two Fort Worth-area residents devised a way to wrap your baby. David M. Moore and Peggy Razor Clevinger, both of Garland, received U.S. Patent 8,020,217 for “Infant Wrap And Method For Use.”

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Patent: Clothing That Cools In The Heat

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: How many times when you were out in the worst drought in Texas history you wished to be cooler?   Now you can wear your air conditioning, thanks to a Boerne resident. Leslie Owen Paull of Boerne received U.S. Patent 8,015,618 for “Evaporative Cooling Clothing System For Reducing Body Temperature Of A Wearer Of The Clothing System.”   

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Patent: To Climb Into An Attic | sanant_txbz, patent, Jean-Pierre Lair, 8028804, Automatic Ladder For Attic Access,

U.S. Patent 8,028,804 for “Automatic Ladder For Attic Access.”
Patent: To Climb Into An Attic

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Texas man devised a way to lower and raise your attic ladder without dropping it on your head, or wrenching your back in the process.  Jean-Pierre Lair of San Antonio received U.S. Patent 8,028,804 for “Automatic Ladder For Attic Access.”

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Patent:  A Better Loudspeaker | odes_txbz, Jason Myles Cobb, loudspeaker, patent, 8009858, loudspeaker,

U.S. Patent 8,009,858 for “Loudspeaker."
Patent: A Better Loudspeaker

Texas Business Patent Of The Week:  A West Texas man devised a new type of loudspeaker.  Jason Myles Cobb of Odessa received U.S. Patent 8,009,858 for “Loudspeaker."

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Patent: To Truck In And Pump A Well | mid_txbz, patent, Texas Business, Randal L. Decker, 8020615, Truck-Mounted Pumping System, subterranean Formation,

U.S. Patent 8,020,615 for “Truck-Mounted Pumping System For Treating A Subterranean Formation Via A Well With A Mixture Of Liquids.”
Patent: To Truck In And Pump A Well

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A West Texas man devised a system for portable pumping systems for underground well formations. Randal L. Decker of Midland received U.S. Patent 8,020,615 for “Truck-Mounted Pumping System For Treating A Subterranean Formation Via A Well With A Mixture Of Liquids.”

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Patent: To Clear A Minefield  | aust_txbz, breaching a minefield, Mark Frank, Philip L. McDuffie, Christopher Kohl, Thomas G. Ratliff,Les H. Richards, Round Rock, 8037797, Method For Breaching A Minefield, BAE Systems, Nashua, New Hampshire,

U.S. Patent 8,037,797 for “Method For Breaching A Minefield."
Patent: To Clear A Minefield

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: Five Austin-area men devised a way to breach and clear minefields. Mark Frank, Philip L. McDuffie, Christopher Kohl and Thomas G. Ratliff, all of Austin, and Les H. Richards of Round Rock received U.S. Patent 8,037,797 for “Method For Breaching A Minefield."

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Patent: To Monitor and Warn Of Tsunamis | hou_txbz, patent, 8019546, tsunami, Tsunami monitoring system, Douglas C. Osburn, DJ Inventions,

U.S. Patent 8,019,546 for “Tsunami monitoring system.”
Patent: To Monitor and Warn Of Tsunamis

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: A Houston man developed a way to detect and monitor tsunamis. Douglas C. Osburn III of Houston received U.S. Patent 8,019,546 for “Tsunami monitoring system.”

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Patent:  To Cast A Net Upon The Waters | lub_txbz, John Francis Shooter II, patent, 7975424, castable framed fishing net, casting, fishing, net,

U.S. Patent 7,975,424 for “Castable framed fish catching net.”
Patent: To Cast A Net Upon The Waters

Texas Business reports:  A West Texas man devised a new way to catch fish. John Francis Shooter II of Lubbock received U.S. Patent 7,975,424 for “Castable framed fish catching net.”

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Patent: A Gear System For Low Power Variation | longv_txbz, John Cannon, patent, 8028597, Low Horsepower transmission, gear, gears, gear system,

U.S. Patent 8,028,597 for “Low Horsepower Transmission.”
Patent: A Gear System For Low Power Variation

Texas Business reports:  An East Texas man has devised a transmission to work at low power, lower power, and even lower power.  John Cannon of Longview received U.S. Patent 8,028,597 for “Low Horsepower Transmission.”

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Patent: To Fall And To Rise.  | aust_txbz, Texas Business Patent Of The Day, To Fall and To Rise, Round Rock, Karl Westermann, patent, 8024824, Person Lifting Apparatus And Method, disability, elderly, infirm,

U.S. Patent 8,024,824 for “Person Lifting Apparatus And Method.”
Patent: To Fall And To Rise.

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  You’ve fallen, and you can’t get up. Yet now you can. A Round Rock man has created a device for people who have fallen and can’t get up, to get up. Karl Westermann of Round Rock received U.S. Patent 8,024,824 for “Person Lifting Apparatus And Method.”

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Patent: A Robot Tattoo Artist | hou_txbz, robot, tattoo, tattoo removal, Phillip L. Gildenberg, patent, 8036448, Methods And Devices For Tattoo Application And Removal, Restoration Robotics,

U.S. Patent 8,036,448 for “Methods And Devices For Tattoo Application And Removal.”
Patent: A Robot Tattoo Artist

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Houston man has designed a robot that will apply tattoos, or remove tattoos. Phillip L. Gildenberg of Houston received U.S. Patent 8,036,448 for “Methods And Devices For Tattoo Application And Removal.”

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Patent: To Get Rid Of Fire Ants, Add A Little Silver | hou_txbz, patent, fire ant, silver, 8025904, Method For Controlling Fire Ants, Edward A. Alper, Dennis M. Hoy, League City,

U.S. Patent 8,025,904 for “Method For Controlling Fire Ants.”
Patent: To Get Rid Of Fire Ants, Add A Little Silver

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two Houston-area men have devised a way to control fire ants based on the surprising discovery that silver repels the ants. Edward A. Alper of Houston and Dennis M. Hoy of League City received U.S. Patent 8,025,904 for “Method For Controlling Fire Ants.”

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Patent: To Adjust Your Awning | elp_txbz, awning, patent,

U.S. Patent 8,006,737 for “Fabric Squaring Correction For Lateral Arm Awning.”
Patent: To Adjust Your Awning

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  An El Paso man devised a way to keep your awnings uniform and from snarling through geometry, math and design.  Gheorghe Popa of El Paso received U.S. Patent 8,006,737 for “Fabric Squaring Correction For Lateral Arm Awning.”

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Patent: Low Impact Exercise Barrel | dal_ftw_txbz, Diana Feltz, patent, 8033969, Pilates Exercise Barrel,

U.S. Patent 8,033,969 for “Pilates Exercise Barrel.
Patent: Low Impact Exercise Barrel

Texas Business reports:  A Fort Worth woman invented a barrel to assist with low impact exercise. Diana Feltz of Fort Worth received U.S. Patent 8,033,969 for “Pilates Exercise Barrel.”

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Patent: Sanding Clay | dal_ftw_txbz, patent, 8025557, Sanding Clay,

U.S. Pattent 8,025,557 for “Sanding Clay.”
Patent: Sanding Clay

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two Dallas area men invented a way to sand without sandpaper. William R. Andrichik of Dallas and Mohsen S. Marzouk of Flower Mound received U.S. Pattent 8,025,557 for “Sanding Clay.”

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Patent:  A Door That Detects Intruders And Prohibited Objects | corp_chr_txbz, dal_ftw_txbz,patent, Nueces County, intruder, prohibited object, William S. Liles, 7900398, Security Door System,

U.S. Patent 7,900,398 for “Security Door System.”
Patent: A Door That Detects Intruders And Prohibited Objects

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Nueces County man devised a door that detects intruders and suspicious objects. Williams S. Liles Jr. of Corpus Christi received U.S. Patent 7,900,398 for “Security Door System.”

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Patent: To Stabilize A Spine, Safely | aust_txbz, backbone, spine, human spine, bone plate, spinal fixation, Jim Freid, Michael E. Landry, Erik J. Wagner, Zimmer Spine, 8025677, patent,

U.S. Patent 8,025,677 for “System and Method for Stabilizing the Human Spine with a Bone Plate.”
Patent: To Stabilize A Spine, Safely

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Three Austin men devised a way to immobilize an injured or diseased backbone. Jim Freid, Michael E. Landry and Erik J. Wagner, all of Austin, received U.S. Patent 8,025,677 for “System and Method for Stabilizing the Human Spine with a Bone Plate.”

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Patent:  Soldier Platform System | colsta_bry_txbz, Brazos Valley, Kyle L. Greenwood, Black Mountain Industries, 8011730, patent, soldier platfor system, military vehicle, weapon mount,

U.S. Patent 8,011,730 for “Soldier Platform System.”
Patent: Soldier Platform System

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Brazos Valley area man devised an observation and weapon platform for soldiers on moving vehicles. Kyle L. Greenwood of College Station received U.S. Patent 8,011,730 for “Soldier Platform System.”

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Carrying Kids In Car Seats And Keeping Them Warm | brn_har_txbz, patent, 8011727, thermal child seat, blanket apparatus,

U.S. Patent 8,011,727 for “Thermal Child Seat Blanket Apparatus.”
Carrying Kids In Car Seats And Keeping Them Warm

Texas Business reports:  A South Texas resident designed a way to keep children warm in portable child seats. Yesenia C. Martinez of Brownsville received U.S. Patent 8,011,727 for “Thermal Child Seat Blanket Apparatus.”

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Patent: A Fire Nozzle For Industrial Fire | beau_pta_txbz, patent, 8002203, fire fighting, fire, nozzle, pressure, regulation, chemical, eduction, Dennis W. Crabtree, Beaumont, Duane J. Brinkerhoff, Orange, Dwight P. Williams, Vidor, Williams Fire, Hazard Control,

U.S. Patent 8,002,203 for “Fire fighting nozzle and method including pressure regulation, chemical and eduction features.”
Patent: A Fire Nozzle For Industrial Fire

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Industrial fires are toxic and dangerous.  To control such fires requires spraying fire suppression chemicals.  Three Texans have designed a fire nozzle aimed specifically for use in such fires.  Dennis W. Crabtree of Beaumont, Duane J. Brinkerhoff of Orange and Dwight P. Williams of Vidor received U.S. Patent 8,002,203 for “Fire fighting nozzle and method including pressure regulation, chemical and eduction features.”

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Patent: Analyzing Proteins  | aust_txbz, Jeffrey S. Morris, Pearland, Howard Gutstein, Bellaire, patent, 8031925, proteomics, Method and Computer-Program Product for Detecting and Quantifying Protein Spots,

U.S. Patent 8,031,925 for “Method and Computer-Program Product for Detecting and Quantifying Protein Spots.”
Patent: Analyzing Proteins

Texas Patent Of The Day:  Two Texans have devised a better way of identifying proteins through a computer imaging program.  Jeffrey S. Morris of Pearland and Howard Gutstein of Bellaire received U.S. Patent 8,031,925 for “Method and Computer-Program Product for Detecting and Quantifying Protein Spots.”

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Patent News: To Muse, To Choose and Peruse The Storage of Shoes | amar_txbz, Stanley G. Crump, 8016127, device for storage of shoes, Texas Panhandle, invention, idea, innovation, storage, design,

U.S. Patent 8,016,127 for “Device for Storage of Shoes.
Patent News: To Muse, To Choose and Peruse The Storage of Shoes

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Got shoes? Got more and more shoes? Got as many shoes as Imelda Marcos?  A Texas Panhandle man devised a way to store each pair of your shoes in minimum space and inexpensively.

Stanley G. Crump of Amarillo received U.S. Patent 8,016,127 for “Device for Storage of Shoes.

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To Cut Down False Cries Of Wolf In A Sedation Situation | lub_txbz, patent,Randall S. Hickle, Lubbock, 8028694, Systems and Methods for Providing Trend Analysis in a Sedation and Analgesia System, sedation,

U.S. Patent 8,028,694 for “Systems and Methods for Providing Trend Analysis in a Sedation and Analgesia System.
To Cut Down False Cries Of Wolf In A Sedation Situation

 Texas Business Patent Of The Day: A Lubbock man has devised a way to more closely monitor sedation and pain killers in a patient while cutting down on false alarms.  If too many false alarms happen, the clinician may not pay attention when a truly life threatening situation occurs.  Randall S. Hickle of Lubbock received U.S. Patent 8,028,694 for “Systems and Methods for Providing Trend Analysis in a Sedation and Analgesia System.

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Patent: Getting Clothes Out Of The Dryer | hou_txbz, clothes dryer rake, patent, 7958651, invention, idea, Allan M. Maniha,

U.S. Patent 7,958,651 for “Clothes Dryer Rake.”
Patent: Getting Clothes Out Of The Dryer

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  If you’ve ever had difficulty retrieving clothes from a clothes dryer, there now is a product for you.  Allan M. Maniha of Houston man received U.S. Patent 7,958,651 for “Clothes Dryer Rake.”

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Helicopter Weapon Mount | Mark D. Serkland, Lavon, James A. Hardin, McKinney, Steven S. Cone, Muenster, patent, 7958813, Aircraft Ordinance Mounting System, dal_ftw_txbz, wicfal_txbz, shrm_den_txbz, princeton, Contract Fabrication and Design,

U.S. Patent 7,958,813 for “Aircraft Ordinance Mounting System.”
Helicopter Weapon Mount

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: Three Texans devised a way to mount weapons easier on military helicopters.  Mark D. Serkland of Lavon, Texas, James A. Hardin of McKinney and Steven S. Cone of Muenster, Texas received U.S. Patent 7,958,813 for “Aircraft Ordinance Mounting System.”

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Patent: To Hit a Golf Ball, Correctly

U.S. Patent 8,016,691 for “Golf club head or other ball striking device having stiffened face portion.”
Patent: To Hit a Golf Ball, Correctly

Texas Business reports:  Golf and technology enjoy a close relationship, and now a Weatherford man has devised another tweak to the golf club. John  Thomas Stites of Weatherford received U.S. Patent 8,016,691 for “Golf club head or other ball striking device having stiffened face portion.”

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Patent: To Clean & Store Your Bras | dal_ftw_txbz, Lauren J. Radtke, Michael J. DeMarco, Raymond M. Green, McKinney, patent, 7922046, Brassiere cleaning, bra clean, storage container, bra storage,

U.S. Patent 7,922,046 for “Brassiere cleaning and storage container.”
Patent: To Clean & Store Your Bras

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: Three Dallas-area residents have devised a way to clean and store your bras.

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Applying Makeup By Inkjet Printer | aust_txbz, inkjet makeup, cosmetics, frexel, pixel, Albert D. Edgar, David C. Iglehart, Rick B. Yeagar, patent, 8007062, reflectance, inkjet, computer map, scan,

U.S. Patent 8,007,062 for “System and method for applying a reflectance modifying agent to improve the visual attractiveness of human skin.”
Applying Makeup By Inkjet Printer

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Three Austin men devised a way to map your skin in pixel-sized spots to apply a solution to make you look better. Albert D. Edgar, David C. Iglehart and Rick B. Yeagar, all of Austin, received U.S. Patent 8,007,062 for “System and method for applying a reflectance modifying agent to improve the visual attractiveness of human skin.”

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A Smart Credit Card Or Debit Card Without A Chip | dal_ftw_txbz, Ralph O. Doughty, Colleyville, Patrick R. Antaki, Plano, patent, 8015592, System, method and apparatus for enabling transactions, biometrically enabled programmable magnetic stripe, magnetic stripe,

U.S. Patent 8,015,592 for “System, method and apparatus for enabling transactions using a biometrically enabled programmable magnetic stripe.”
A Smart Credit Card Or Debit Card Without A Chip
Texas Business Patent Of The Day: Two Texas men devised a way use the biometrics of a card owner to work with credit cards and debit cards without the use of a chip. Ralph O. Doughty of Colleyville and Patrick R. Antaki of Plano received U.S. Patent 8,015,592 for “System, method and apparatus for enabling transactions using a biometrically enabled programmable magnetic stripe.” Full Story »
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To Process Sulphur | tyl_txbz, patent, Jean-Marie Koten, 8001911, pelletizing, sulphur, prill, Tyler, Brimcock International,

U.S. Patent 8,011,911 for “Method and system for pelletizing sulfur.”
To Process Sulphur

Texas Business reports:  A Tyler resident has developed a method of processing sulphur. Jean-Marie Koten of Tyler received U.S. Patent 8,011,911 for “Method and system for pelletizing sulfur.”

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To Rest Your Head While You Travel In a Clean, Safe Place | sanant_txbz, patent, 7997646, headrest, headrest cover, Raul Resendez, replaceable headrest, nits, lice, dandruff,

U.S. Patent 7,997,646 for “Self-fastening headrest cover.”
To Rest Your Head While You Travel In a Clean, Safe Place

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  The next time you’re on a flight and find yourself dozing off against the headrest, think how many other scalps have rubbed against that same headrest. Did they have dandruff, ticks or lice? Did a toddler gnaw on it? A San Antonio man has thought the sanitation issues, among other things, and developed a device for that problem. Raul Resendez of San Antonio received U.S. Patent 7,997,646 for “Self-fastening headrest cover.”

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To Make Up The Bed | John A. Burnett, Palestine, bed mattress, change bed, elderly, infirm, disabled,

U.S. Patent 7,941,879 for “Bed with automatic mattress lifting system.”
To Make Up The Bed

Texas Business reports:  Making up the bed you sleep in sometimes can be difficult if you’re ill or elderly. An East Texas man has tried to remedy that. John A. Burnett of Palestine received U.S. Patent 7,941,879 for “Bed with automatic mattress lifting system.”

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Electron Beams And Safe Food | costa_bry_txbz, patent, sterilize, pasteurize, Joseph E. Maxim, Bryan, Jack A. Neal, Sugar Land, Alejandro Castillo, College Station, 8008640, electron beam, electron scatter, hou_txbz,

U.S. Patent 8,008,640 for “Maxim electron scatter chamber.”
Electron Beams And Safe Food

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  To sterilize or pasteurize foodstuffs remains a problem even in today’s agribusiness. Three Texas men have devised a way to prepare safe food with an electron beam.  Joseph E. Maxim of Bryan, Jack A. Neal of Sugar Land, and Alejandro Castillo of College Station received U.S. Patent 8,008,640 for “Maxim electron scatter chamber.”

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ATV For The Disabled | hou_txbz, 8006796, ATV, Roger F. Fontaine, Splendora, patent, personal vehicle, disabled, disability, handicapped, handicap,

U.S. Patent 8,006,796 for “Personal vehicle."
ATV For The Disabled

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Houston-area man has devised an all-terrain vehicle for disabled people. Roger F. Fontaine of Splendora, Texas received U.S. Patent 8,006,796 for “Personal vehicle."

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Patent: Correct Alignment Of Body Structure | dal_ftw_txbz, patent, Nilda Tull, William Rich, 7998099, body work, atlas vertebrae, loosening muscles,

U.S. Patent 7,998,099 for “Method and apparatus for body work.”
Patent: Correct Alignment Of Body Structure

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two Dallas area residents devised an apparatus they believe will maintain the “correct alignment of body structure” and cause the body to relax. Nilda Tull and William Rich, both of Arlington, received U.S. Patent 7,998,099 for “Method and apparatus for body work.”

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Distractions And Concentration | hou_txbz, Conroe, Andrew Loyall Gause, 7955082, basketball training device, visual distraction,

U.S. Patent 7,955,082 for “Basketball training device and method.”
Distractions And Concentration

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Houston-area man devised a way to train the concentration of basketball players. Andrew Loyall Gause of Conroe, Texas received U.S. Patent 7,955,082 for “Basketball training device and method.”

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Patent: Big Brother, Or Many Little Brothers, Are Watching | hou_txbz, Stephen Freathy, Steven W. Logan, Paul Pridmore, Hungerford, Great Britian, patent, 8009036, wireless tag, tracker, home monitoring, tracking individuals, tracking objects,

U.S. Patent 8,009,036 for “Wireless tag and auxiliary device for use with home monitoring unit for tracking individuals or objects.”
Patent: Big Brother, Or Many Little Brothers, Are Watching

 Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Every breath you take, every move you make, someone can watch you or your stuff with a device developed by two Houston men and a man from Great Britian. Stephen Freathy and Steven W. Logan of Houston, and Paul Pridmore of Great Britian received U.S. Patent 8,009,036 for “Wireless tag and auxiliary device for use with home monitoring unit for tracking individuals or objects.”

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Patent Granted Today: Cheap Ocean Energy | hou_txbz, Spring, Dennis Gray, 8008792, energy transformation device, ocean energy, water wave energy, patent, invention, idea, innovation, energy,

U.S. Patent 8,008,792 for “Energy transformation device.”
Patent Granted Today: Cheap Ocean Energy

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Houston-area man has created a method that is claimed to be a cheap way to transform sea waves into energy. Dennis Gray of Spring, Texas received today U.S. Patent 8,008,792 for “Energy transformation device.”

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Foot Protection Patent | sanant_txbz, vic_txbz, patent, 8001632, Folding foot protection, bedded patient, Beverly Sanders, Don Kaspar, Shiner,

U.S. Patent 8,001,632 for “Folding foot protection device for a bedded patient.”
Foot Protection Patent

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two Lavaca County, Texas residents developed a contraption for protecting patients with foot or leg injuries. Beverly Sanders and Don Kaspar, both of Shiner, received U.S. Patent 8,001,632 for “Folding foot protection device for a bedded patient.”

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To Find The Center Of Gravity | dal_ftw_txbz, center of gravity, Daniel C. Fritz, Grand Prairie, Mark R. Bates, patent, 8000835, load bar, aircraft, Lockheed Martin,

U.S. Patent 8,000,835 for “Center of gravity sensing and adjusting load bar, program product, and related methods.”
To Find The Center Of Gravity

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two Fort Worth-area men devised a contraption to maneuver huge, weighty sections of aircraft into place by the center of gravity. Daniel C. Fritz of Grand Prairie and Mark R. Bates of Fort Worth received U.S. Patent 8,000,835 for “Center of gravity sensing and adjusting load bar, program product, and related methods.”

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Patent: Wildlife Observation Tower | sanant_txbz, patent, observation tower, John Michelec, Boerne, 7984789, observation stand,

U.S. Patent 7,984,789 for “Observation stand.”
Patent: Wildlife Observation Tower

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A San Antonio-area man devised a new type of stand for observation or hunting. John Michalec of Boerne received U.S. Patent 7,984,789 for “Observation stand.”

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To Press A Print | dal_ftw_txbz, Paul L. Whelan, Plano, 7997196, patent, intaglio, portable intaglio printing press, printing press, relief,

U.S. Patent 7,997,196 for “Portable intaglio printing press.”
To Press A Print

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Dallas-area man developed a new process for a centuries old technology—printing.  Paul L. Whelan of Plano received U.S. Patent 7,997,196 for “Portable intaglio printing press.”

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A Faster Duck: Vehicle To Travel By Land Or Water | dal_ftw_txbz, Fast Track Amphibian, Hurst, Duck, Duck Tours, D-Day, World War II, Kenneth G. Wernicke, Rodney K. Wernicke, Keith H. Wernicke, Timothy K. Wernicke, Southlake, North Richland Hills, Colleyville,

U.S. Patent 8,002,596 for “High water-speed tracked amphibian.
A Faster Duck: Vehicle To Travel By Land Or Water

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  To travel on land and water in the same vehicle has been mankind’s desire for a long time. Note the Duck Tours of Boston which use vehicles designed for D-Day landings in World War II. Now, four Dallas-area men by the name of Wernicke have devised an amphibious vehicle capable of high water speed. Kenneth G. Wernicke of Hurst, Rodney K. Wernicke of Colleyville, Keith H. Wernicke of North Richland Hills and Timothy K. Wernicke of Southlake received U.S. Patent  8,002,596 for “High water-speed tracked amphibian.

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Patent: A Flexible, Non-Stick Bakepan | dal_ftw_txbz, Mineral Wells, Weatherford, Steve Meeks, Samuel W. Heath, Russell T. DeBlassie, Jeannie Holmes, 7997439, patent, invention, bakeware, sticky, nonstick, burn, safe, flexible,

U.S. Patent 7,997,439 for “Flexible bakeware having a multi-piece carrier system.”
Patent: A Flexible, Non-Stick Bakepan

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: Four Fort Worth-area residents devised a flexible bakeware system in which food does not stick and can be carried without burning the cook’s hands. Steve Meeks of Mineral Wells, Samuel W. Heath Jr. of Fort Worth, and Russell T. DeBlassie and Jeannie Holmes, both of Weatherford, received U.S. Patent 7,997,439 for “Flexible bakeware having a multi-piece carrier system.”

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A Fishing Worm That Appears Alive | hou_txbz, Nyles Kelley Jones, Deer Park, La Porte, 7992343, fishing, fishing worm, fishing lure, invention, patent, idea, innovation,

U.S. Patent 7,992,343 for “Flexible fishing lure that traps air.”
A Fishing Worm That Appears Alive

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two Houston  area men devised a new type of fishing lure. Nyles Kelley Jones Jr. of Deer Park and Nyles Kelley Jones Sr. of La Porte received U.S. Patent 7,992,343 for “Flexible fishing lure that traps air.”

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Patent: Marking The Playing Field | aust_txbz, Joe T. Minarovic, Georgetown, patent, 7901306, electronic marker stakes for sports fields,

U.S. Patent 7,901,306 for “Electronic marker stakes for sports fields.”
Patent: Marking The Playing Field

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  An Austin-area man has devised a way to mark out sports playing fields accurately and quickly.  Joe T. Minarovic of Georgetown received U.S. Patent 7,901,306 for “Electronic marker stakes for sports fields.”

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Patent: Train Switch | wac_txbz, 7946538, bremond, Donald Coy Beaman, Thornton, Dilson Santos Rodrigues, Robinson, Rick Presley, External point spring locking device,

U.S. Patent 7,946,538 for “External point spring locking device.”
Patent: Train Switch

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Despite almost two centuries of development, three Texas men have created a device aimed at preventing derailments by a train. Donald Coy Beaman of Thornton, Dilson Santos Rodrigues of Robinson and Rick Presley of Bremond received U.S. Patent 7,946,538 for “External point spring locking device.”

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Patent: Keep Your Aim Steady And Shoot Straight | David Anthony Phillips, Canton, tyl_txbz, dal_ftw_txbz, gunstock, 7992336,

U.S. Patent 7,992,336 for “Gunstock.”
Patent: Keep Your Aim Steady And Shoot Straight

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Keep your aim steady and strong. An East Texas man developed a gun stock to improve your shooting.  David Anthony Phillips of Canton, Texas received U.S. Patent 7,992,336 for “Gunstock.”

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San Antonio Man Invents Saddle Horn Protector for Roping | sanant_txbz, 7992366, daily horn wrap, saddle, roping, team roping, Van Ormy, John N. McCarthy,

U.S. Patent 7,992,366 for “Daily horn wrap.”
San Antonio Man Invents Saddle Horn Protector for Roping

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: A San Antonio-area man invented a device to protect your saddle when you’re roping lil’ doggies. And if you think doggies means canines in this context, you’re not from Texas.  John N. McCarthy of Von Ormy, Texas received U.S. Patent 7,992,366 for “Daily horn wrap.”

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The Lifting And Moving Of Patients | aust_txbz, disabled, obese, injured, patient, Richard Patterson, Georgetown, 7975329, patient lift, patient transfer,

U.S. Patent 7,975,329 for “Patient lift and transfer device.
The Lifting And Moving Of Patients

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  An Austin-area man devised a way to lift disabled or injured patients, including extremely heavy patients from one point to another.  Richard Patterson of Georgetown received U.S. Patent 7,975,329 for “Patient lift and transfer device.

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Patent: Computerized Determination Of Accident Liability | aust_txbz, Tim Johnston, Stefan Wahlbin, patent, 8000985, computerized method, adjuster, roadway accident, roadway configuration, liability, damages,

U.S. Patent 8,000,985 for “Computerized method and system of displaying a roadway configuration relating to an accident.”
Patent: Computerized Determination Of Accident Liability

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: Had an accident? Your adjuster for liability and damages may turn out to be a computer.  Two Austin-area men developed a computerized method of determining accident liability. Stefan Wahlbin of Austin and Tim Johnston of Georgetown received U.S. Patent 8,000,985 for “Computerized method and system of displaying a roadway configuration relating to an accident.”

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An Exercise Kit For Everywhere | sanant_txbz,Gerardo Garza Jr., Isaac M. Garza, Magdiel O. Garza, Ninfa M. Garza, patent, 7946970, exercise kit,

U.S. Patent 7,946,970 for “Exercise kit.”
An Exercise Kit For Everywhere

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Four San Antonio residents devised an exercise kit to take anywhere for exercise anywhere.  Gerardo Garza Jr., Isaac M. Garza, Magdiel O. Garza and Ninfa M. Garza, all of San Antonio, received U.S. Patent 7,946,970 for “Exercise kit.”

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San Antonio Firm Creates An Online Real Estate Marketplace | sanant_txbz, patent, 7991703, real estate, rental, Christopher John Watkins,  7991703,

U.S. Patent 7,991,703 for “Systems and methods for providing a real estate and rental marketplace.”
San Antonio Firm Creates An Online Real Estate Marketplace

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A San Antonio man devised a method for creating a real real estate market.  Christopher John Watkins of San Antonio received U.S. Patent 7,991,703 for “Systems and methods for providing a real estate and rental marketplace.”

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Patent: Replicating The Decision-Making Ability Of Humans | aust_txbz, hou_txbz, Thomas A. Visel, 7925492, processing node, artificial Intelligence, AI, Neuric, Neuric Technologies,

U.S. Patent 7,925,492 for “Method for determining relationships through use of an ordered list between processing nodes in an emulated human brain.”
Patent: Replicating The Decision-Making Ability Of Humans

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  In an innovation that sounds remarkably like artificial intelligence, an Austin man devised a way for expert systems to make decisions in a novel situation bu simulating the cognition of the human mind. Thomas A. Visel of Austin received U.S. Patent 7,925,492 for “Method for determining relationships through use of an ordered list between processing nodes in an emulated human brain.”

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A Harness For Your Gun, Flashlight, Clips And Other Firearm Accessories | hou_txbz, patent, harness, handgun, law enforcement, security, Brian Hoffner, Thomas M. Morin, Cecil Going, 7950554, firearm, accessory,

U.S. Patent 7,950,554 for “Harness for firearm accessories.”
A Harness For Your Gun, Flashlight, Clips And Other Firearm Accessories

Texas Business Patent Of The Day: Three Houston men invent a harness for guns and gun accessories, primarily for law enforcement.  Brian Hoffner, Thomas M. Morin and Cecil Going, all of Houston, received U.S. Patent 7,950,554 for “Harness for firearm accessories.”

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Two DFW Men Invent Small, Smart Weapon | dal_ftw_txbz, DFW, smart weapon, smart weapon system, Steven D. Roemerman, Highland Village, John P. Volpi, Garland, 7958810, Small smart weapon,

U.S. Patent 7,958,810 for “Small smart weapon and weapon system employing the same.”
Two DFW Men Invent Small, Smart Weapon

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Two DFW-area men invented a smart weapon that helps to avoid destroying civilian and non-military targets while insuring that military targets are destroyed. Steven D. Roemerman of Highland Village and John P. Volpi of Garland received U.S. Patent 7,958,810 for “Small smart weapon and weapon system employing the same.”

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Patent: The Washing And Drying Of Domestic Animals | dal_ftw_txbz, Jeffrey A. Bridges, Allen, 7987819, animal washing,

U.S. Patent 7,987,819 for “Animal washing system.”
Patent: The Washing And Drying Of Domestic Animals

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Dallas-area man devised a method of washing and drying animals. Jeffrey A. Bridges of Allen, Texas received U.S. Patent 7,987,819 for “Animal washing system.”

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Water Ride Invention For The Heat | aust_txbz, sanant_txbz, patent, water ride, Jeffery Wayne Henry, John Timothy Schooley, 7921601, Water amusement system, trees, Water Ride Concepts, amusement, entertainment,

U.S. Patent 7,921,601 for “Water amusement system with trees.”
Water Ride Invention For The Heat

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  What would a New Braunfels man invent?  Another water ride, of course. Jeffery Wayne Henry and John Timothy Schooley, both of New Braunfels, received U.S. Patent 7,921,601 for “Water amusement system with trees.”

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A Safe And Soft Decoration Hanger | dal_ftw_txbz, Jeffery J. Kacines, Allen, patent, invention, idea, innovation, 7988116, Hanger for items,

U.S. Patent 7,988,116 for “Hanger for items.”
A Safe And Soft Decoration Hanger

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Dallas-area man devised a way that heavy Christmas decorations will not injure a child or pet who pulls it on them. Jeffery J. Kacines of Allen received a U.S. Patent 7,988,116 for “Hanger for items.”

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A Better Fast Food Container | dal_ftw_txbz, patent, 7980452, covered container, enclosing, food product, Reno, Texas, Jack Burton, Paris Packaging, Paris,

U.S. Patent 7,980,452 for “Covered container for enclosing a food product or the like.”
A Better Fast Food Container

Texas Business Patent of The Day: A Dallas-Fort Worth area man invented a new way to package prepared food. Jack Burton of Reno, Texas received U.S. Patent 7,980,452 for “Covered container for enclosing a food product or the like.”

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Patent: Fresh Water For Pets | dal_ftw_txbz, Misty Johnson, patent, 7987817, Method and apparatus for pet water drinking device, pet water,

U.S. Patent 7,987,817 for “Method and apparatus for pet water drinking device.”
Patent: Fresh Water For Pets

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Dallas woman devised a way to keep fresh water available to a pet. Misty Johnson of Dallas received U.S. Patent 7,987,817 for “Method and apparatus for pet water drinking device.”

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A Pillow To Travel With And Sleep With | dal_ftw_txbz, Scamardo, Mark C. Scamardo, Lucas, infants, toddlers, neck strain,

U.S. Patent 7,958,582 for “Travel pillow.”
A Pillow To Travel With And Sleep With

Texas Business Patent of the Day: A Dallas-area man invented a new type of pillow to sleep on while you travel. Mark C. Scamardo of Lucas, Texas received U.S. Patent 7,958,582 for “Travel pillow.”

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Organizing The Bats, Balls And Gloves Of Life, And Games | hou_txbz, dal_ftw_txbz, 7954639, patent, dugout organizer, softball, baseball, bat, glove, Andrew Carney, McKinney, Kenneth Buras, Spring,John A. Carpinelli, Rockwall,

U.S. Patent 7,954,639 for “Dugout organizer.”
Organizing The Bats, Balls And Gloves Of Life, And Games

Texas Business reports:  Three Texas men have devised a system for organizing baseball dugouts. Andrew Carney of McKinney, Kenneth Buras of Spring and John A. Carpinelli of Rockwall received U.S. Patent 7,954,639 for “Dugout organizer.”

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A Certain Chemical Solution For Certain Terrorists | aust_txbz, David B. Kumhyr, Ori Pomerantz, patent, invention, 7990805, chemical, non-lethal, rampage, rampage shooter, terrorist,

U.S. Patent 7,990,805 for “System and method for implementing non-lethal chemical warfare against rampage shooters."
A Certain Chemical Solution For Certain Terrorists

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Austin residents devised a chemical solution for dealing with shooters who attack groups of people. David B. Kumhyr and Ori Pomerantz, both of Austin, received U.S. Patent 7,990,805 for “System and method for implementing non-lethal chemical warfare against rampage shooters.”

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A Better Crosstie, A Better Marine Piling.  | kil_tem_fth_txbz, crosstie, marine piling, Chris Brough, Ryan Nielson, Gershon Yaniv,Georgetown, patent, invention, idea, 7950591, Composite load bearing structure,

U.S. Patent 7,950,591 for “Composite load bearing structure.”
A Better Crosstie, A Better Marine Piling.

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Three Texans believe they have devised a better crosstie for the railroad industry, and a better marine pile for piers and other marine structures. Chris Brough and Ryan Nielson, both of Temple, and Gershon Yaniv of Georgetown received U.S. Patent 7,950,591 for “Composite load bearing structure.”  

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Mailbox Security System | dal_ftw_txbz, patent, mailbox, mailbox baseball, mailbox security, mailbox thieves,Harry Kalenburg, Plano, 7931189, Kit and method to provide mail security for a mailbox,

U.S. Patent 7,931,189 for “Kit and method to provide mail security for a mailbox.”
Mailbox Security System

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  It won’t stop games of mailbox baseball, but a Dallas-area man has developed a mailbox security system that might thwart mailbox thieves. Harry Kalenburg of Plano received U.S. Patent 7,931,189 for “Kit and method to provide mail security for a mailbox.”

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Glow In The Dark Pet Restraint | patent, San Juan, pet restraint, shine, gloom, Derek G. Rubottom, Sarah A. Allen, 7980203, Glow in the dark pet strap, mca_edi_miss_txbz,

U.S Patent 7,980,203 for “Glow in the dark pet strap.”
Glow In The Dark Pet Restraint

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two McAllen-area people want your pet restraint to shine in the gloom.  Derek G. Rubottom and Sarah A. Allen, both of San Juan, Texas  received U.S Patent 7,980,203 for “Glow in the dark pet strap.”

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Austin Men Patent Video Conferencing System

Texas Business reports:  While it may seem passé in 2011, two Austin men invented type of video conferencing system that can be incorporated in a gaming system or laptop computer. The catch:  the patent had been pending for more than five years. Michael L. Kenoyer and Craig B. Malloy, both of Austin, received U.S. Patent 7,986,335 for  “Set top box videoconferencing system.”

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Portable Footbridge That Can Be Reassembled Into A Ladder | patent, 7895693, dal_ftw_txbz, Burleson, Plano, lightweight modular footbridge and ladder,

U.S. Patent 7,895,693 for “Lightweight modular footbridge and ladder.”
Portable Footbridge That Can Be Reassembled Into A Ladder

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  Three Texans have created a portable bridge that can also be used as a ladder.  John W. Woodmansee III of Plano, Robert A. Woodmansee of Frisco and Gary Hemby  of Burleson received U.S. Patent 7,895,693 for “Lightweight modular footbridge and ladder.”

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Compressed Starch Good For Packing, Environment | dal_ftw_txbz, colsta_bry_txbz, Texas Business, patent, biodegrable,packaging, Hans G. Franke, Donald R. Bittner, Irving, 7981338, resilient biodegradable packaging materials,

U.S. patent 7,981,338 for “Resilient biodegradable packaging materials.”
Compressed Starch Good For Packing, Environment

Texas Business Patent of the Day: Two Texas men have developed biodegrable packaging materials that actually are good packaging materials.  Hans G. Franke of Bryan and Donald R. Bittner of Irving received U.S. patent 7,981,338 for “Resilient biodegradable packaging materials.”

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Invention: The Problem Of Chicken Manure | hou_txbz, Conroe, chicken manure,Joseph W. Laubenstein, patent, 7971555, waste, ammonia, chicken house, paper, paper fiber, short paper fiber, phosphorous, CAFU,

U.S. Patent 7,971,555 for “Method of treating waste from a chicken house using short paper fibers.”
Invention: The Problem Of Chicken Manure

Texas Business reports:  After more than five years after filing, a Conroe man finally received a patent for treating chicken manure at egg-laying operations with paper. Joseph W. Laubenstein of Conroe received U.S. Patent 7,971,555 for “Method of treating waste from a chicken house using short paper fibers.”


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Bad Smells Inspire Smart Invention. | hou_txbz, Gregory D. Simpson, Seabrook, Glenn W. Holden, Spring, smack down, smother, smelly smells, waste product, patent, 7972532, composition for odor control,

U.S. Patent 7,972,532 for “Composition for odor control.”
Bad Smells Inspire Smart Invention.

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Houston area men devised a way to smack down and smother the smelly smells of waste products. Gregory D. Simpson of Seabrook and Glenn W. Holden of Spring received U.S. Patent 7,972,532 for “Composition for odor control.”

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A Snack Like A Cracker, A Cracker Like A Snack | dal_ftw_txbz, patent, 7947320, production of multi-grain, whole-grain, soft and crunchy sheeted snacks, Pierre Faa, Frisco, Richard Lai, Plano,

U.S. Patent 7,947,320 for “Production of multi-grain, whole-grain, soft and crunchy sheeted snacks.”
A Snack Like A Cracker, A Cracker Like A Snack

Texas Business Patent of the Day: Two Dallas area men devised a new cracker-like type of snack.  Pierre Faa of Frisco and Richard Lai of Plano received U.S. Patent 7,947,320 for “Production of multi-grain, whole-grain, soft and crunchy sheeted snacks.”

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