WHAT'S NEW AT PILLC
Inventors Jody Neal and sons Jayden and Zachary of Orleans Poverty Hill Farms in Albion NY have received U.S. Patent No. 10,945,406 for a "Bovine Teat Washing and Lactation Stimulation Device." Their patent, which issued on March 16, 2021, covers an innovative device for milking dairy cows that simultaneously washes the teats of a cow's udder while also causing letdown of the milk, resulting in cleaner and more efficient milking. Congratulations to Jody and sons!
George Harris of 6H Pumps has been granted U.S. Patent No. 10,837,464 on November 17, 2020 for a "Jet Pump." The patent covers a novel combination of nozzle structures and ultra-hard materials that result in a jet pump that is highly efficient and resistant to wear. The pump is especially useful in oil and gas extraction from deep well bores. Congratulations George!
Lumetrics, Inc. was granted U.S. Patent No. 10,761,021 for "Apparatus And Method for Measurement of Multilayer Structures" on September 1, 2020. The patent covers methods of determining the number of layers in a complex thin-film structure, measuring the thicknesses of the individual layers, and identifying the material composition of the layers. Congratulations to Lumetrics on their new technology and patent!
Myco Sciences Ltd. of Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom has been granted U.S. Patent No. 10,729,139 for "Acid-Solubilized Copper-Ammonium Complexes and Copper-Zinc Ammonium Complexes, Compositions, Preparations, Methods, and Uses." The patent, which issued on August 4, 2020, covers copper-containing compositions having high efficacy in preventing the reproduction and growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses. The compositions are expected to have significant use in the improvement of agricultural crop yields.
The patent portfolio of Xactiv, Inc. continues to grow with the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 10,723,072 for "Electrophotographic Additive Manufacturing Process." The patent covers apparatus for fabricating objects using high speed electrophotography adapted from digital printing processes. Object fabrication using the patented apparatus is much faster than conventional 3D printers. Congratulations to Xactiv and inventors Robert Zeman and Peter Mason!