October 26, 2020

The Honorable Lindsey Graham

Chairman

Committee on the Judiciary

United States Senate

Washington, D.C. 20510

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein

Ranking Member

Committee on the Judiciary

United States Senate

Washington, D.C. 20510

The Honorable Jerrold Nadler

Chairman

Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable Jim Jordan

Ranking Member

Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Chairman Graham, Ranking Member Feinstein, Chairman Nadler, and Ranking Member Jordan:

The undersigned represent a diverse array of American innovators, ranging from universities and non-profit foundations, to individual inventors, to start-ups and small businesses, to manufacturing, technology, and life sciences companies. Together we represent thousands of organizations that employ millions of workers in the United States. We all believe that the future of the U.S. economy, including domestic job growth and our competitive advantage in the global economy, depends on a strong patent system that incentivizes innovators to invent and protects their inventions from unfair theft by others.

We write to express our support for the important improvements the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has implemented over the past several years under the leadership of Director Andrei Iancu. In this short period, Director Iancu has clearly changed the dialogue surrounding patents, defined the patent system by the brilliance of inventors, the excitement of invention, and the incredible benefits they bring to our economy and society as a whole. He continuously demonstrates commitment for restoring balance and confidence in the U.S. patent system.

Of particular importance, the USPTO has made several critical changes to the operations of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that addressed some—but not all—of the unintended consequences of the America Invents Act (AIA), injecting more predictability, reliability, and consistency into the patent system. Patent owners must have confidence in the reliability of their patents so that they will invest the significant resources required to develop their ideas into new products and technologies.

Many of the recent changes the USPTO has implemented were intended to harmonize the standards used in PTAB trials with those used in patent infringement trials in federal district courts. Given that Congress intended PTAB trials to be a cost-effective alternative to district court litigation, and Director Iancu has the statutory authority, it made sense to ensure a consistent application of standards between proceedings in court and before the PTAB.

Perhaps the most important of these changes was adopting regulations to require PTAB to interpret issued patent claims according to their ordinary meaning as understood by a person of ordinary skill in the field covered by the patent. By adopting this so-called Phillips standard of claim construction used in federal court for use in PTAB proceedings, the USPTO provided much needed consistency in the interpretation of challenged patents. We also strongly support other recent changes, including updated briefing procedures, improved procedures for amending claims before PTAB, and appropriately assigning the burden of proof of invalidity on the patent challenger, all of which strengthen predictability of decisions by the USPTO and ensure that patent rights are more fairly issued and adjudicated.

We also understand from press reports that USPTO had been preparing to institute a proposed rulemaking concerning the factors PTAB panels can use to deny institution of a panel when there is parallel litigation in district court. While several large platform companies filed suit challenging the authority of the Director to exercise his discretion in this way, we think it clear that both the AIA itself and common sense support the authority of the USPTO director to set regulations for the exercise of discretionary authority to deny institution in these instances. We see basic unfairness to litigants who must otherwise litigate the same issues more than once, and little need to waste scarce government resources on duplicative actions proceeding in parallel before the PTAB and the district court. We strongly support a USPTO rulemaking to confirm this approach.

Recent letters to Congress opposing the USPTO rulemaking incorrectly suggest that it would upset congressional intent in passing the AIA by foreclosing an additional proceeding to challenge patents. Congress was clear that it intended inter partes review (IPR) to provide a cheaper and faster alternative – not an addition – to district court litigation. If a district court case is likely to conclude near the same time as an IPR proceeding concerning the same dispute, the IPR proceeding would not be a faster alternative, and instituting an IPR proceeding would only add to the cost of resolving the dispute, so it would also not be cheaper. Logically, then, when a dispute can be more efficiently resolved by a district court, or an ongoing litigation is likely to resolve the dispute in a reasonable period of time, the Director was given the discretion not to institute an IPR proceeding.

The IPR proceeding was structured to provide a quicker resolution and on a more limited set of issues than might be brought in litigation. As a result, parties in the proceeding were provided a more limited set of tools than available in District Court to allow the USPTO to meet this congressional mandate. Congress clearly put the Director in the position to determine, for the efficiency of justice, which forum could resolve the issues best, then went further by making that decision non-appealable – lest those appeals undercut the speed and low cost of the new proceeding. Suggesting otherwise is not consistent with the congressional record. Moreover, the recent Supreme Court decisions in Cuozzo v. Lee and Thryv v. Click-to-Call both affirm the Director’s broad discretion on instituting an IPR, a position at least one of the companies who signed the letters opposing the rulemaking supported in its own amicus brief to the Court.

Director Iancu has also brought a renewed commitment to much-needed administrative regularity at the USPTO and a real and commendable focus on ways to expand American innovation by tapping into the strength of our nation’s diversity and increasing the opportunities for all Americans to participate in innovation. He has also introduced innovative measures to help patent stakeholders during the COVID-19 crisis, including deferred fee payments for small and micro entities and extensions of time for certain statutory deadlines.

Under Director Iancu’s leadership, the USPTO has taken great strides toward restoring a predictable, reliable, and consistent patent system that protects inventors and promotes U.S. leadership in global innovation. We urge you to support these reforms, and look forward to working with you and your colleagues on the Judiciary Committees to further strengthen our patent system.

Sincerely,

ActivX Biosciences, Inc.

La Jolla, CA

Airvine Scientific, Inc.

Santa Clara, CA

Alliance of U.S. Startups & Inventors for Jobs (USIJ)

Palo Alto, CA

AUTM

Chicago, IL

BennuBio

Albuquerque, NM

BioAtla, Inc.

San Diego, CA

Biocom California

San Diego, CA

BioNJ

Trenton, NJ

BioOhio

Columbus, OH

Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

Washington, DC

BioUtah

Salt Lake City, UT

Bristol Myers Squibb

Princeton, NJ

Caavo Inc.

Milpitas, CA

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)

South San Francisco, CA

Cleveland Medical Devices Inc.

Cleveland, OH

Conservatives for Property Rights

Mt. Pleasant, SC

Cortene Inc.

Burlingame, CA

DevaCell, Inc.

San Diego, CA

Digimarc Corporation

Beaverton, OR

DivX

San Diego, CA

EBT Medical

Boston, MA

Elevian, Inc.

Menlo Park, CA

ELITE Strategic Services, LLC

Mt. Pleasant, SC

ExploraMed Development, LLC

Mountain View, CA

Flocel Inc.

Cleveland, OH

Georgia Bio

Atlanta, GA

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc.

Independence, OH

HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ)

New Brunswick, NJ

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

IEEE-USA

Washington, DC

Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council

Indianapolis, IN

Indiana Health Industry Forum

Indianapolis, IN

Innovation Alliance

Washington, DC

Inventors Digest

Charlotte, NC

Johnson & Johnson

New Brunswick, NJ

Lassen Peak, Inc.

Bellevue, WA

Lauder Partners, LLC

Atherton, CA

Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), Inc.

Reston, VA

Magnolia Medical Technologies, Inc.

Seattle, WA

Market Institute

Burke, VA

Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA)

Washington, DC

Merck & Co., Inc

Kenilworth, NJ

Michigan Biosciences Industry Association

Ann Arbor, MI

Modern Electron, Inc.

Bothell, WA

Molecular Assemblies. Inc.

San Diego, CA

Moximed, Inc.

Fremont, CA

NaNotics, LLC

Mill Valley, CA

Novo Nordisk Inc.

Plainsboro, NJ

Orbital Research Inc.

Cleveland, OH

Pavey Investments

Cleveland, OH

Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

Washington, DC

Precision Combustion, Inc.

North Haven, CT

Proteus Motion

Brooklyn, NY

Qualcomm Incorporated

San Diego, CA

Raytheon Technologies

Waltham, MA

Retrophin, Inc.

San Diego, CA

Revere Pharmaceuticals

Boston, MA

SCBIO

Greenville, SC

Shearit, LLC

Albuquerque, NM

Southeast Life Sciences

Roswell, GA

Synthetic Genomics, Inc.

La Jolla, CA

3M Company

St. Paul, MN

UniKey Technologies Inc.

Orlando, FL

United Inventors Association of America

Washington, DC

University of California San Diego

La Jolla, CA

UNM Rainforest Innovations

Albuquerque, NM

U.S. Business & Industry Council

Washington, DC.

USG Corporation

Chicago, IL

WaterGuru

Menlo Park, CA

WiLAN Labs

Vista, CA

Xperi Corporation

San Jose, CA

Yunexus LLC

Albuquerque, NM

Vladimir Abramov, Inventor

Osseo, MN

US 7,191,676

Universal Multifarious Gearbox Of Mutually Definite Units And Method Therefore

 

Leslie Adami, Inventor

Killington, VT

US 7,814,680

Overshoe Unit For Indoor Use

 

Thomas Adams, Inventor

San Antonio, TX

US 9,364,046

Single Pull And Double Pull Fit Adjustment System For Shoes

John Almeida, Inventor

Plano, TX

US 10,614,254

Virus Immune Computer System And Method

 

Armando Amin, Inventor

Miami, FL

US 6,243,895

Convenient And Safer Crib Sheet

 

Matt Andersen, Inventor

Omaha, NE

US 8,807,459

Airless Spray Gun

 

Peter Antros, Inventor

Bourbonnais, IL

US 10,765,591

Pulmonary Expansion Therapy Devices

 

Mark Ashin, Inventor

Vineland, NJ

D859,699

Chemiluminescent Light

 

Vesta Attaway, Inventor

Folsom, CA

US 5,778,461

Bedpan With Integral Urinal

 

David Ayers, Inventor

Sugar Land, TX

US 5,178,576

Apparatus And Method For Manipulating A Spring Toy

 

Brad Baker, Inventor

Garland, TX

US 9,569,933

Electronic Card Game Tournament And Gaming System Over Wifi Link

 

Richard Baker, Inventor

West Newbury, MA

US 9,661,287

Wave Based Light Beam Delivery System

James Beach-Drummond, Inventor

Winter Springs, FL

US 9,741,011

System For Improving Efficiencies Of On Demand Delivery Services

 

Alan Beckley, Inventor

Plano, TX

US 6,923,229

Wallet For Retaining A Plurality Of Credit Cards

 

Jeannette Bedros, Inventor

Los Angeles, CA

APP 15/950,164

Sweat Guard

 

Jacky Benmoha, Inventor

Holmdel, NJ

US 10,776,863

Consolidated Trading Platform

 

Ryan Bennett, Inventor

Denver, CO

US 10,441,043

Contact Lens Travel Kit

 

Karen Bonnici, Inventor

Keego Harbor, MI

US 9,155,341

Cover With Cape Function

 

Marinus Bosma, Inventor

Tipp City, OH

US 10,494,117

Parallel Hybrid Electric Aircraft Engine

 

Elliott Brackett, Inventor

Dallas, TX

US 8,291,941

Expandable And Contractible Hose

 

Fritz Braunberger, Inventor

Mineral, WA

US 10,436,125

Absolute Acceleration

David Breed, Inventor

Tarrytown, NY

US 9,022,417

Single Side Curtain Airbag For Vehicles

 

Charlie Bright, Inventor

Ames, IA

US 9,385,300

Magnetostrictive Actuator

 

Earl Bright, Inventor

Los Altos, CA

US 10,589,009

Breast Pump System And Methods

 

Matthew Bromberg, Inventor

Wenatchee, WA

US 9,515,788

Originator And Recipient Based Transmissions In Wireless Communications

 

Daniel Brown, Inventor

Chowchilla, CA

US 10,760,734

Uprite Storage Rack

 

Dr. Steven R. J. Brueck, Inventor

Albuquerque, NM

US 9,752,252

Cubic Phase, Nitrogen-Based Compound Semiconductor Films

 

Richard Brunner, Inventor

Coatesville, PA

US 8,348,726

Dust Reducing Sanding System

 

George Burkhardt, Inventor

San Antonio, TX

US 7,591,207

Device For Remotely Manipulating A Magnetic Object With A Prismatic Shape

 

Donald Bushby, Inventor

Spring, TX

US 8,414,511

System For Treatment Of Plantar Fasciitis

Jay Cosik, Inventor

Indianapolis, IN

US 10,579,921

Learning And Using Artificially Intelligent Interactive Memories

 

Robert Cameron, Inventor

Las Vegas, NV

US 6,244,918

Noise Muffler Exhaust Filter

 

Tom Cantor, Inventor

El Cajon, CA

US 8,470,543

Many Patents About Parathyroid Hormone And Prostate Specific Antigen

 

Patrick J. Carangelo, Inventor

Stroudsburg, PA

US 8,104,136

Windshield Wiper Blade Device

 

Steven Caruso, Inventor

Antioch, IL

US 8,809,331

Milk Frothing Devices

 

Michael Castaneda, Inventor

Fallbrook, CA

APP 16/896,330

The Stop Drop Phone Cases

 

Deja Castro, Inventor

Menifee, CA

US 9,180,999

Perforated Bag

 

Dr. Bryce Chackerian, Inventor

Albuquerque, NM

US 9,943,580

Malaria Vaccine

 

Jeffrey Citron, Inventor

Tucson, AZ

US 10,648,700

Trough Shaped Fresnel Reflector Solar Concentrator

John Cleaves, Inventor

Harriman, TN

US 9,174,803

Compact Conveyor System

 

William Connick, Inventor

Metairie, LA

US 9,009,870

Garment Pocket For Rapid Extraction And Deployment Of A Concealed Weapon

 

J. Carl Cooper, Inventor

Reno, NV

US 8,490,875

Universal Credit Card

 

Christian Corley, Inventor

Olathe, KS

US 9,381,976

Monopod For Marine Vessels

 

Anthony Costa, Inventor

Onstead, MI

US RE47,580

Aquarium Pump

 

Hugh Crenshaw, Inventor

Durham, NC

US 8,845,527

Methods And Devices To Decrease Tissue Trauma During Surgery

 

Brian Cronquist, Inventor

Klamath Falls, OR

US 10,224,279

Semiconductor Device And Structure

 

Dale Crook, Inventor

Olathe, KS

US 6,354,937

Flexible Duct Sleeve

 

James Cuddihy, Inventor

New York, NY

US 8,191,091

Signal Processing Apparatus And Methods

Scott Densmore, Inventor

Littleton, CO

US 10,458,149

Lock Apparatus

 

Andre Dimino, Inventor

Woodcliff Lake, NJ

US 10,406,375

Apparatus For Applying Nitric Oxide To A Treatment Site

 

William Disessa, Inventor

Holly, MI

US 10,474,212

Proactively Protecting Computers And Mobile Devices Against Bad Weather

 

Dennis Dohogne, Inventor

Jacksonville, FL

US 9,061,404

Ratchet Mechanism

 

Gene Dolgoff, Inventor

Westbury, NY

US 7,688,347

High Efficiency Display System Utilizing An Opt

 

Kimberly Dougherty, Inventor

Worth, IL

US 10,660,811

Assistive Toileting And Weighing Apparatus

 

Merrie East, Inventor

Wichita, KS

US 8,604,267

Disposable Nose Pack For Nosebleeds

 

Robin Beth Faulkner, Inventor

Danbury, CT

US 9,624,702

Port O Lock

 

Darrell Fertakos, Inventor

Lake Hiawatha, NJ

APP 15/896,264

Multi Purpose Reader

Daniel Flamm, Inventor

Walnut Creek, CA

US 6,017,221

Plasma Discharges Sustained By Inductive Coupling

 

Howard Fleischer, Inventor

Ossining, NY

US 8,186,599

Collectable Gift Card

 

Merritt Fletcher, Inventor

Jackson, GA

US 10,565,628

Mobile Device Streaming Media Application

 

Carolyn Florimonte, Inventor

Factoryville, PA

US D641,497

Fence

 

Caleb Freeman, Inventor

Morristown, MN

US 9,278,737

Remote Control Fishing Robot

 

Gregory Freuler, Inventor

Wilsonville, OR

US 9,931,745

Ergonomic Hand Tool Holders And Systems

 

Robert Friedman, Inventor

Waban, MA

US 10,114,608

Multimode Media Device Operable In First And Second Mode

 

Ty Gabriel, Inventor

Santa Barbara, CA

US 7,593,965

System Of Customizing And Presenting Internet Content

 

Frederick Gage, Inventor

Kensington, MD

US 8,673,547

Method for Isolation of Afterbirth Derived Cells

Raymond Gallant, Inventor

Honolulu, HI

US 6,849,984

Magnetically Driven Wheel

 

Damian Gallina, Inventor

Erie, PA

US 7,157,083

Compositions And Methods For Treating Retroviral Infections

 

Daniel Garcia, Inventor

San Diego, CA

US 9,908,665

Reusable Bottle Cap Having Identification Means

 

Dr. Fernando Garzon, Inventor

Albuquerque, NM

US 10,514,361

Tattletale Ion-Implanted Nanoparticles

 

John Gibbs, Inventor

Crozet, VA

US 8,287,141

Adjustable, Anti-Glare Automobile Side Mirror

 

Edward Golamb, Inventor

Mesa, AZ

APP 16/825,083

Exercise Device

 

Margaret Noel Goldman, Inventor

Bluffton, SC

US D586,257

Garment Strap Retainer

 

Mark Goodson, Inventor

Wichita Falls, TX

US 7,821,763

Gas Line Fire Prevention System

 

Mark Gottlieb, Inventor

Fairfax Station, VA

US 8,755,968

Context Sensitive Navigation

Dr. Steven Graves, Inventor

Albuquerque, NM

US 10,761,100

Systems, Assays, And Methods For Determining Risk Factors For Alzheimer’s Disease

 

Stephanie Green, Inventor

Portland, OR

APP 16/199,080

Peeball

 

Robert Greenspoon, Inventor

Chicago, IL

US 9,986,794

Fastener

 

Mark Greenstein, Inventor

Bethesda, MD

US 7,120,600

Improve Investment Performance

 

Deda Grishaj, Inventor

Yonkers, NY

APP 16/378,146

Pool Rack

 

Carrie Hafeman, Inventor

Evergreen, CO

US 10,325,122

Computer Recovery And Return

 

John Hammond, Inventor

Livonia, NY

US 10,485,369

Christmas Tree Stand

 

Brian Harker, Inventor

Granger, IN

US 7,290,467

Socket Wrench Apparatus

 

Frank Harris, Inventor

Lake Oswego, OR

US 8,678,598

Systems And Methods For Image Capture Generation And Presentation

John Harvey, Inventor

New York, NY

US 8,191,091

Signal Processing Apparatus And Methods

 

Michael Harwood, Inventor

Colorado Springs, CO

APP 63/038,493

Thrifty Floss

 

Paul Hayes, Inventor

Saint Thomas, VI

US 7,058,524

Electrical Power Metering System

 

Janelle Healzer, Inventor

Rogersville, MO

US 5,503,209

Window Valence Kit

 

Valerie Heilbron, Inventor

Shelton, CT

US 8,647,167

Lighted Display Devices

 

Kelly Houston, Inventor

Cornelius, NC

US 8,926,792

Aerosolization Of All Wastewaters

 

Heather Houston, Inventor

Cornelius, NC

US 9,890,057

Aerial Dissemination Of All Wastewaters

 

Darwin Hu, Inventor

San Jose, CA

US 9,946,075

See Through Display Glasses For Vr And Ar Applications

 

Christy Z Hutchins, Inventor

Gansevoort, NY

US 10,568,478

Waste Transfer And Disposal System For Bagless Vacuum Cleaners

Greg Hyman, Inventor

Boca Raton, FL

US 6,155,838

Question And Answer Amusement Device

 

Philip Iehle, Inventor

Pine Bush, NY

/APP 16/450,245

Toy Reservoir To Generate Foam String Or The Like

 

Samuel Irby, Inventor

Garland, TX

APP 16/200,258

Systems And Methods Including Playing Surfaces For Card Games

 

Dr. Nathan Jackson, Inventor

Albuquerque NM

US PP30,937

Hop Plant Named `J-007`

 

Donald Jacobs, Inventor

Akron, OH

US 9,210,129

Systems And Methods For Providing A Multiple Secure Link Architecture

 

Robert Jacobs, Inventor

Franklin, NY

US 10,729,153

Coffee Maker

 

Stephanie Janis, Inventor

New York, NY

D370,748

Inflatable Travel Bowl

 

Robert Jansen, Inventor

Anaheim, CA

US 8,991,326

Disiplacement Hull Form Not Subject To The Limitation Of Hull Speed

 

Danin Jensen, Inventor

Milwaukee, WI

US 10,729,228

Mechanical Case Attachment For Handheld Electronic Devices

Robert Johansson, Inventor

Stillwater, MN

US 6,641,096

Stretch Releasing Adhesive Tape Article With Bundling Strap

 

Kamrani Kamrani, Inventor

Clifton, VA

US 8,266,432

Centralized Identification And Authentication System

 

Nader Kamrani, Inventor

Centreville, VA

US 8,266,432

Centralized Identification And Authentication System And Method

 

Braun Kiess, Inventor

Flemington, NJ

US 9,682,325

Clip-On Attachment That Provides Back Support For Children When On A Swing That Does Not Have Back Support

 

John Killmeyer, Inventor

Mc Kinney, TX

US 9,574,923

Water Meter Systems And Methods

 

Mitchell Kirschner, Inventor

Surfside, FL

US 9,441,799

Battery Boosting

 

Robert Koehler, Inventor

Aurora, IL

US 9,121,391

Solar Power Generating And Advertising Income System

 

Liang Seng Koh, Inventor

Fremont, CA

US 8,118,218

Method And Apparatus For Providing Electronic Purse

 

Jeanne-Marie Kraemer, Inventor

Bedford, NH

APP 62/816,183

Self Adhesive Decoration Kit

Charles Lamprey, Inventor

San Jose, CA

US 8,721,386

Noise-Making Device

 

Christopher Landano, Inventor

Ridgewood, NY APP 15/279,317

Ergonomic Rotatable Apparatus

 

Randall Landreneau, Inventor

Clearwater, FL

US 6,082,307

Interchangeable Grooming Apparatus For Animals

 

Peter Lasensky, Inventor

Solana Beach, CA

US 8,949,289

System And Method For Multilingual Transcription Service With Automated Notification Services

Freddy Lee, Inventor

Boynton Beach, FL

US 8,113,128

Folding Table Assembly

 

Roger Lehmann, Inventor

Brick, NJ

US 4,865,318

Ball Tossing Device

 

Andrew Levi, Inventor

Dallas, TX

US 7,664,516

Method And System For Peer To Peer Advertising Between Mobile Devices

 

Richard Levy, Inventor

Delray Beach, FL U

S 4,311,310

Electronic Maze Game

 

Edward Lin, Inventor

Osprey, FL

US 10,758,650

Control Apparatus And Methods For Wound Therapy Delivery

Angela Loggins, Inventor

Dallas, TX

US 9,132,373

Clean Screen Air Filtration System

 

Dr. Gabriel Lopez, Inventor

Albuquerque, NM

US 9,274,042

Spatially Correlated Light Collection From Multiple Sample Streams Excited With A Line Focused Light Source

 

Eugene Luoma, Inventor

Duluth, MN

US 6,775,873

Apparatus For Removing Hair From A Drain

 

Susan Maccario, Inventor

Naples, FL

US 8,752,729

Tcup And Golf Pully

 

Richard Maertz, Inventor

Placerville, CA

US 9,782,084

Exercise And Communications System And Associated Methods

 

Robert Magrino, Inventor

Edmonds, WA

US 10,201,738

Underwater Striking Bag Device And Method Of Using The Same

 

Joshua Makower, Inventor

Los Altos, CA

US 8,801,795

Extra-Articular Implantable Mechanical Energy Absorbing Systems

 

Edward Malinowski, Inventor

Sturtevant, WI

US 9,615,140

Delivery Of Subtitles Synchronized With A Media Stream Using Uva Light

 

Josh Malone, Inventor

Plano, TX

US 9,051,066

System And Method For Filling Containers

Gregory Maltz, Inventor

Castro Valley, CA

US 10,528,130

Unitized Eye Tracking Wireless Eyeglasses System

 

George Margolin, Inventor

Chandler, AZ

US 6,628,002

Heat Transfer System With Supracritical Fluid

 

Steve Marquardt, Inventor

Rhinelander, WI

US 10,550,863

Direct Link Circuit

 

Patrick Massetti, Inventor

San Mateo, CA

US 7,591,843

Delivery System For Modular Endograft With Superior Attachment System

 

Leo Mazur, Inventor

Delray Beach, FL

US 7,470,857

Nonmetallic Raintight Hub

 

Shana Mccart-Pollak, Inventor

Henderson, NV

US 10,653,969

Toy Operable For Receiving And Vocalizing Various Electronic Communications

 

James Mcginley, Inventor

Barrington, IL

US 7,910,833

Energy Saving Power Adapter Charger

 

Jason McIntyre, Inventor

Houston, TX

US 8,854,465

Vehicle Security Surveillance System And Method For Surveillance Of A Vehicle

 

Sean Mckirdy, Inventor

Newington, CT

US 8,118,709

System And Method For Processing Information

Regina Miller, Inventor

Proctor, WV

US D750,920

Toe Protective Padding

 

Vern Miller, Inventor

Lewisville, TX

US 10,439,413

Isolation Jumper Cables

 

Steve Morsa, Inventor

Thousand Oaks, CA

US 7,904,337

Match Engine Marketing

 

Brad Morse, Inventor

Stevens Point, WI

US 10,302,230

Field Serviceable Conduit Receivers

 

Keith Mullin, Inventor

La Jolla, CA

US 6,631,723

Artificial Nails With Three Dimensional Features

 

Sterling Nelson, Inventor

Alpharetta, GA US 7,398,877

Contact Lens Case

 

Dr. Edwin Nemoto, Inventor

Albuquerque, NM

US 10,792,304

Hemorheologic Approach For Reduction/Prevention Of Cancer Metastasis Formation

 

Kyle Neufeld, Inventor

Moundridge, KS

APP 63/006,848

Storage Reflective Vision System

 

Martin Nguyen, Inventor

Irvine, CA

US 7,832,637

Managing Retail Transactions

Johnny Normil, Inventor

Medford, MA

APP 62/962,877

Snow Roof Protector

 

David Nurnberg, Inventor

Colorado Springs, CO

US 10,792,225

Secure Stash

 

Ian Osborne, Inventor

Gardena, CA

US 9,840,017

Device and Method for Creating Partial Cuts in Food Products

 

Greg Owoc, Inventor

Greenville, SC

APP 14/253,419

Wordsmith Wars Game Show And App

 

Fatih Ozluturk, Inventor

Port Washington, NY

US 7,343,180

Wireless Transmit/Receive Units Having Multiple Receivers And Methods

 

Denny Palmer, Inventor

Riverton, UT

US 8,870,727

Abdominal Exercise Device

 

Dale Palmgren, Inventor

Union Springs, AL

APP 63/052,979

Lid Lifter

 

Dr. Surojit Paul, Inventor

Albuquerque, NM

US 10,570,381

STEP-Derived Peptide For Brain Injury Treatment

 

Adrian Pelkus, Inventor

Lexington, SC

US 10,485,963

Medical Treatment System And Method Of User

Mark Penick, Inventor

San Antonio, TX

US 7,195,799

Polymer Composition For Traction On Ice

 

Stephen Perlman, Inventor

Palo Alto, CA

US 7,418,053

Dido Wireless Communications

 

John Peterson, Inventor

Kingston, RI

US 14/341,555

Removable Signaling Device And Method

 

John Pfanstiehl, Inventor

Indian Rocks Beach, FL

US 8,874,408

Low Cost Method For Creating Product Condition Reports From Field Inspections

 

Kevin Prince, Inventor

Las Vegas, NV

US 7,922,031

Insulator Sleeve For A Beverage Container

 

Dr. Eric Prossnitz, Inventor

Albuquerque, NM

US 10,682,341

Method For Treating Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular And Kidney Diseases By Regulating GPR30/GPER Activity

 

Darren Ramon, Inventor

Hillsboro, OR

US 5,074,554

Game Apparatus Utilizing A Striking Member Having Dual Hand Grips And Triple Paddles

 

Patricia Ramos, Inventor

Ware, MA

US 8,747,306

Endotracheal Intubation Assistance Device And Method Of Use

 

James Rankin, Inventor

Henderson, NV

US 10,575,590

No Bows Lace Loopers

Steven Rehkemper, Inventor

Chicago, IL

US 7,100,866

Control System For A Flying Vehicle

 

Chris Ricci, Inventor

Los Gatos, CA

US 10,059,342

Global Standard Template Creation

 

Simon Richmond, Inventor

Princeton, NJ

US 10,433,397

Solar Powered Light Assembly To Produce Light Of Varying Colors

 

Thomas Riederer, Inventor

Santa Barbara, CA

US 9,509,975

Methods For Acquiring, Storing, Transmitting And Displaying Stereoscopic Images

 

Walter Rinebold, Inventor

Addison, IL

US 6,968,513

On Line Localized Business Referral And Revenue Generation

 

Robert Rock, Inventor

Dania, FL

US 9,922,582

Wall Mounting Apparatus

 

David Rockwell, Inventor

Tampa, FL

US 10,515,527

Security Surveillance Device

 

John Rogitz, Inventor

San Diego, CA

US 7,400,288

Target Visualization System

 

Israel Rosario, Inventor

Fort Lauderdale, FL

US 9,333,821

Hitch Ball Mount

Charles Roscoe, Inventor

Holland, OH

US 6,460,677

Dual Ball Ramp Actuator For Locking Differential

 

Ari Rosenberg, Inventor

New York, NY

US 7,089,195

System And Method For The Presentation Of Ads

 

Fred Ruckel, Inventor

Gilboa, NY

US 10,701,898

Multi Functional Pet Enrichment System

 

Natasha Ruckel, Inventor

Gilboa, NY

US 10,334,824

Multi Functional Pet Enrichment System

 

Elliot Rudell, Inventor

Franklin, TN

US 7,594,349

Edge Animation Multiple Image Display Device

 

Dennis Ruffer, Inventor

Santa Clara, CA

US 4,373,186

And Matrix Method And Apparatus For Engine Analysis

 

Angadbir Salwan, Inventor

Potomac, MD

US 8,319,630

Air Cushioned Bag With Electro Mechanical Devices

 

Vincent Samudosky, Inventor

West Mifflin, PA

US 7,934,440

Powered Wrench

 

Glenn Sanders, Inventor

Pompton Plains, NJ

US 8,385,814

Virtual Multi Track Recording System

Irl Sanders Iii, Inventor

Van Nuys, CA

US 4,726,805

Tampon Applicator

 

Sami Sarrouh, Inventor

Westlake, OH

US 6,234,323

Header For A Sludge Removal System

 

Michael Satten, Inventor

Roslyn, NY

US 4,581,904

Toy Jewelry Item With Parts Movable To A Hidden Position

 

Michael F. Scalise, Inventor

Clarence, NY

US 10,587,073

Circuit Board Having a Feedthrough Wire Connector for Use in a Medical Device

 

Rodica Schileru, Inventor

San Jose, CA

US 10,096,342

Method And System For Segmenting Videos

 

Henry Script, Inventor

Buffalo, NY

US 6,215,396

Portable Motion Detector And Alarm System And Method

 

Steven Sedlmayr, Inventor

Idaho Falls, ID

US 5347644

Three-Dimensional Image Display Device And Systems And Methods For Implementation Thereof

 

Michael Seedman, Inventor

Highland Park, IL

US 7,010,298

Method And Apparatus For Detecting The Presence Of A Wireless Network

 

Dr. Alexey Serov, Inventor

Albuquerque, NM

US 9,812,719

Mixed-Reactant Fuel Cells With Selective Electrodes

Michael Shanahan, Inventor

Palisades, NY

US 10,049,566

Systems And Methods For Intravehicle Communication

 

Ramy Shenouda, Inventor

Willow Springs, IL

US 7,497,361

Process To Fracture Connecting Rods And The Like With Resonance Fatigue

 

Michael Shore, Inventor

Dallas, TX

US 8,632,392

Systems And Methods For Enabling Remote Wagering

 

Keith Shuman, Inventor

Maricopa, AZ

US 8,720,686

Lidded Container With Signaling Assembly

 

Gurvinder Singh, Inventor

Santa Clara, CA

US 9,258,698

Automatic Multimedia Upload For Publishing Data And Multimedia Content

 

Angad Singh, Inventor

Potomac, MD

APP 16/729,891

A Food Plate With Glass Holder And A Handle

 

Thomas Sinnott, Inventor

Omaha, NE

US D813,459

Hair Clipper Guide Attachment

 

Hal Slater, Inventor

San Diego, CA

US 7,827,814

Geothermal Water Heater

 

Roy Smith, Inventor

Sugar Land, TX

US 9,301,574

Internally Illuminated Light Diffusing Footwear

Mark A Sokalski, Inventor E

Carnegie, PA

US 10,119,463

Infinitely Variable Compression Ratio

 

Kenneth Stanwood, Inventor

Vista, CA

US 9,497,743

Methods And Systems For Transmission Of Multiple Modulated Signals Over Wireless Networks

 

Paul M. Stein, Ph.D., Inventor

Santa Ana, CA

US 9,555,251

Systems And Methods For Adjusting A Pacing Rate Based On Cardiac Pressure

 

Hugh Svendsen, Inventor

Durham, NC

US 8,874,554

Tunersphere

 

Matthew Szymczyk, Inventor

Manhattan Beach, CA

US 8,275,590

Virtual Dressing Rooms

 

Robert Taylor, Inventor

San Francisco, CA

US 9,877,436

Pivoting Hanging Baskets Assemblage Weighted For Gravity Closure

 

Tesia Thomas, Inventor

Mentor, OH

APP 16/070,637

Zipper System

 

Steven Thrasher, Inventor

Dallas, TX

US 7,797,299

Searching Data Storage Systems And Devices

 

Dr. Graham Timmins, Inventor

Albuquerque NM

US 10,591,491

Blood Biomarker For Early Blood Brain Barrier Disruption In Ischemic Stroke

Judy Tipton, Inventor

Pleasureville, KY

US 7,434,529

Live/Bait Well Ventilation Vent

 

Wesley Trammel, Inventor

Irving, TX

APP 62/720,676

Cycling Jersey Protector

 

Bao Tran, Inventor

Saratoga, NC

US 9,835,709

Permission Based Control Of Robots

 

Timothy Trunkle, Inventor

Charleston, SC

US 9,668,576

Cabot Hanging And Aligning System And Method

 

Jacek Tuszynski, Inventor

Elmwood Park, IL

APP 16/746,300

Binding Device For Paper And Other Items

 

Greg Utt, Inventor

Warrenton, MO

US 8,206,441

Corneal Endothelial Tissue Inserter

 

Frank Valderas, Inventor

El Dorado, IL

US D766,533

Sand Bag Filler

 

Stephen Vasko Jr., Inventor

Coraopolis, PA

US D329,443

Lighted Safety Glasses

 

Jesse Vidito, Inventor

Visalia, CA

APP 16/537,562

Welding Torch

Armando Villanueva, Inventor

Chicago, IL

US 7,625,304

Straight Shot

 

Professor Uzi Vishkin, Inventor

Potomac, MD

US 7,707,388

Computer Memory Architecture For Hybrid Serial And Parallel Computing

 

Steve Waddell, Inventor

Suffolk, VA

US 10,378,190

Multipurpose Faucet To Release A Water Stream In Two Directions

 

Dr. Angela Wandinger-Ness, Inventor

Albuquerque, NM

US 10,261,084

Activated GTPase-Based Assays And Kits For The Diagnosis Of Sepsis And Other Infections

 

Jinsheng Wang, Inventor

Sunnyvale, CA

US 6,662,226

Method And System For Activating And Capturing Screen Displays

 

Lu Wang, Inventor

Sunnyvale, CA

US 9,396,456

Method And System For Forming Groups In Collaborative Communication System

 

Haley Waud, Inventor

San Antonio, TX

US 9,578,934

Securing A Hair Retention Device Hidden From View Using A Bracelet

 

Jason C. Weaver, Inventor

Austin, TX

US 8,966,888

Self-Contained Modular Actuator

 

William Webb, Inventor

Dallas, TX

US 9,824,540

Method And System For Gaming Revenue

Robert Weber, Inventor

Gloucester, MA

US 5,943,422

Steganographic Techniques For Securely Delivering Electronic Digital Rights Management Control Information Over Insecure Communication Channels

 

Sam Wechsler, Inventor

Delmar, NY

APP 15/130,249

Geometric Determination Of Shared Travel Routes

 

Michael Wei, Inventor

Redwood City, CA

US 10,130,465

Bifurcated Tubular Graft For Treating Tricuspid Regurgitation

 

Ed Wilson, Inventor

Golden, CO

US 9,613,507

Cell Phone Battery Saver

 

John Wnuk, Inventor

Mesa, AZ

US 10,204,378

Flexible Payment Services For Travel And Credit Cards

 

James Wollmer, Inventor

Menomonee Falls, WI

US 6,234,265

Ignition Coil Cover

 

David Woods, Inventor

Orlando, FL

US 8,926,385

Swim Fin Using Hydrodynamic Vanes With Pliable Hinges And Rotation Limiters

 

Michael Worden, Inventor

Everett, WA

US 10,633,154

Combination Cap And Work Support System

 

Michael Wuensch, Inventor

Carrollton, TX

US 8,028,465

Fishing Lure And Method Of Assembly

Zhong Ai Xia, Inventor

Pittsburgh, PA

US 10,006,357

Full Cycle Rotary Engine Combination

 

Brett Young, Inventor

Roscoe, TX

US 8,266,699

Multiple Path Remediation

 

Kermit Zarley, Inventor

Scottsdale, AZ

US 10,682,876

Self Supporting Book

 

Bob Zeidman, Inventor

Las Vegas, NV

US 6,934,947

Visual Tool For Developing Real Time Task Management Code

 

Joe Zheng, Inventor

Cupertino, CA

US 8,972,505

Method And System For Maintaining Contact Information

 

Chebl Zoghbi, Inventor

Fort Myers, FL

US 10,694,838

Handle Connector For A Rotatable Brush Head

 

Stefanie Zucker, Inventor

Woodstock, GA

US 6,898,811

Device For Emergency Transport Of Pediatric Patients