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Alumni; Athletics; KSU Foundation; University Communications and Marketing; University Relations (2)
Athletics (1)
Board of Trustees; Renovation at KSU (1)
Journalism and Mass Communications (1)
Journalism and Mass Communications; Scholastic Journalism (Center for) (1)
Liquid Crystal Institute (2)
Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) (1)


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Kent State Wins Gold Award at 2011 PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards (Karp, Vincent) 12/23/2011 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email

Kent State Wins Gold Award at 2011 PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards (Karp, Vincent) 12/22/2011 TMCnet.com Text Attachment Email

[December 22, 2011] (Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) KENT, Ohio, Dec. 21 -- Kent State University issued the following news release: Kent State University took home a gold award at the ninth annual Public Relations Society...


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On the record - Dec. 22 12/23/2011 Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The Text Attachment Email


Board of Trustees; Renovation at KSU (1)
School Notes (Lefton) 12/22/2011 Aurora Advocate Text Attachment Email

KSU to renovate Towers Kent State University's board of trustees has approved a $30 million plan to modernize the dorms known as Tri-Towers. The dorms are Koonce, Leebrick...


Journalism and Mass Communications (1)
Kent State Journalism Student Wins Hearst Award 12/23/2011 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email


Journalism and Mass Communications; Scholastic Journalism (Center for) (1)
This Just In: Students Love Print (Goodman) 12/23/2011 New York Times, The Text Attachment Email


Liquid Crystal Institute (2)
U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Ohio (Dec. 22) 12/22/2011 TMCnet.com Text Attachment Email

...http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,082,123&OS=8,082,123&RS=8,082,123 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi. *** Kent State University, Komitov Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, and Lachezar Komitov, Gothenburg,...

US Patent Issued to Kent State University on Dec. 20 for "Method of Fabricating Electro-Optical Devices with Polymer-Stabilized Liquid Crystal... 12/23/2011 Federal News Service Text Email

US Patent Issued to Kent State University on Dec. 20 for "Method of Fabricating Electro-Optical Devices with Polymer-Stabilized Liquid Crystal Molecules" (American, South...


Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) (1)
Kent State gets $225,000 grant to assist rural areas 12/22/2011 Farm and Dairy - Online Text Attachment Email

KENT, Ohio — Kent State University will receive a $225,000 economic development grant from the USDA to assist businesses in rural Ohio communities. Kent...


News Headline: Kent State Wins Gold Award at 2011 PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards (Karp, Vincent) | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/23/2011
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News OCR Text: Kent State University took home a gold award at the ninth annual Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Cleveland Rocks Awards. The university won its award for its work on Kent State Magazine, the university's alumni publication, with the winning entry titled “Engaging and Informing the Alumni” in the magazines category.

The awards recognize public relations programs with outstanding work. The 2011 awards ceremony was held Dec. 2 in Cleveland.

“What's good about it is we compete with top PR firms in Northeast Ohio, and we excel in our discipline,” said Dan Karp, executive director of creative services at Kent State's University Communications and Marketing.

Kent State Magazine is a collective effort of University Communications and Marketing, Intercollegiate Athletics, the Alumni Association, Kent State University Foundation and the Division of University Relations. Karp said the university also works closely with its partner, Great Lakes Publishing, which produces the publication. The magazine is published three times per year and distributed to 180,000 Kent State alumni, faculty, staff and friends.

Kent State enters this yearly competition and is coming off an award-winning year. At the 2010 PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards, Kent State won two gold awards and the most coveted “Best of Show” award.

“It's gratifying to be recognized in the industry and by our peers,” said Emily Vincent, director of university media relations at Kent State. “Receiving a gold award from the PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards validates the great work that the university is doing, and we take great pride in our alumni magazine.”

PRSA Orange County Chapter selected the winners of the 2011 competition for unbiased results. For more information about the PRSA Greater Cleveland Chapter or the Cleveland Rocks Awards and a complete list of winners, visit www.prsacleveland.org.

For more information about Kent State Magazine, visit www.kent.edu/magazine.

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News Headline: Kent State Wins Gold Award at 2011 PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards (Karp, Vincent) | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/22/2011
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News OCR Text: [December 22, 2011]

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) KENT, Ohio, Dec. 21 -- Kent State University issued the following news release: Kent State University took home a gold award at the ninth annual Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Cleveland Rocks Awards. The university won its award for its work on Kent State Magazine, the university's alumni publication, with the winning entry titled "Engaging and Informing the Alumni" in the magazines category.

The awards recognize public relations programs with outstanding work. The 2011 awards ceremony was held Dec. 2 in Cleveland.

"What's good about it is we compete with top PR firms in Northeast Ohio, and we excel in our discipline," said Dan Karp, executive director of creative services at Kent State's University Communications and Marketing.

Kent State Magazine is a collective effort of University Communications and Marketing, Intercollegiate Athletics, the Alumni Association, Kent State University Foundation and the Division of University Relations. Karp said the university also works closely with its partner, Great Lakes Publishing, which produces the publication. The magazine is published three times per year and distributed to 180,000 Kent State alumni, faculty, staff and friends.

Kent State enters this yearly competition and is coming off an award-winning year. At the 2010 PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards, Kent State won two gold awards and the most coveted "Best of Show" award.

"It's gratifying to be recognized in the industry and by our peers," said Emily Vincent, director of university media relations at Kent State. "Receiving a gold award from the PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards validates the great work that the university is doing, and we take great pride in our alumni magazine." PRSA Orange County Chapter selected the winners of the 2011 competition for unbiased results. For more information about the PRSA Greater Cleveland Chapter or the Cleveland Rocks Awards and a complete list of winners, visit www.prsacleveland.org.

For more information about Kent State Magazine, visit www.kent.edu/magazine.

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News Headline: On the record - Dec. 22 | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/23/2011
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News OCR Text: Kent State senior and Team Canada member Mackenzie Hughes has been named the top male amateur golfer for 2011 by Golf Canada.

Hughes won the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship in August, which earned him an exemption into the 2012 RBC Canadian Open. Hughes also won the Glencoe Invitational and earned medalist honors at a U.S. Open regional qualifier.

Hughes was a Mid- American Conference medalist at Kent State last spring and earned GCAA Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar honors for the Golden Flashes.

Football

East graduate Jesse Williams will be inducted into the Bluffton University Athletics Hall of Fame on Feb. 4.

Williams, a 1989 graduate of Bluffton with a degree in recreation management, played for the Beavers in 1985-88 and holds the career interception record with 18. Williams intercepted seven passes in 1987, when the Beavers went to the NAIA playoffs for the first of two consecutive seasons.

Williams, a four-year letter winner, was named to the NAIA District 22 first-team twice and was a member of three Bluffton teams that were inducted into the university hall of fame.

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News Headline: School Notes (Lefton) | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/22/2011
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News OCR Text: KSU to renovate Towers

Kent State University's board of trustees has approved a $30 million plan to modernize the dorms known as Tri-Towers.

The dorms are Koonce, Leebrick and Wright halls, all completed in 1968. According to university plans, the school will require $30 million in bond funding for the renovation plan.

"We expect to be able to pay for bonds through student fees that are collected each year for living in the dormitories, not a special fee," President Lester Lefton said.

Renovations will include roof, heating and air conditioning system, elevator and flooring replacement.

Lefton said the work will begin this summer and will take three years to complete.

Seton plans open house

Seton Catholic School in Hudson will host an open house and admissions information session with registration for the 2012-13 academic year on Jan. 29, 2012 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Participants can meet faculty, visit classrooms and tour the building. The school offers classes for grades K to 8.

Admission applications will are available. The school is at 6923 Stow Road. For details or to schedule a personal tour, call 330-342-4200 ext. 226 or visit www.setoncatholicschool.org.

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News Headline: Kent State Journalism Student Wins Hearst Award | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/23/2011
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News OCR Text: By Matt Fredmonsky

Jeannette Reyes takes first-place in Pulitzer equivalent for college students

Kent State University broadcast journalism student Jeannette Reyes is in good company.

Reyes was named the top finalist for student television broadcast journalism in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

Reyes received a $2,600 award for her video package submission to the contest, which is attached to this article. The award also guarantees she'll move on to a semi-final round of the program.

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News Headline: This Just In: Students Love Print (Goodman) | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/23/2011
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News OCR Text: By Katina Paron

Teenagers may be getting their world news and celebrity gossip through online news sites, but most are still getting their school news the old fashioned way: print newspapers.

Nationally, only 27 percent of high school newspapers have a Web presence, according to research from Kent State University. Even more surprisingly, according to the Kent State report, only 8 percent of student newspapers nationwide are exclusively online.

In New York City, where only about 50 percent of public high schools have student newspapers at all, compared to 64 percent nationally, newspaper advisers face a variety of hurdles to achieving an online student newspaper

If the problems are technical, resources exist for newspaper advisers who are holding back because they don't feel Web-savvy enough. Sites like my.hsj.org, which is run by the American Society of Newspaper Editors and Interscholastic Online News Network simplify the transition to online news with free hosting, support and a variety of design templates.

But many advisers and others have been surprised to find a more philosophical reason for the lack of online student newspapers: students prefer print.

That baffles Mark Goodman, who holds the Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism at Kent State's Center for Scholastic Journalism. The center produced the 2011 Scholastic Journalism Census.

“These students are living in an online media world,” Mr. Goodman said. “They of all groups should be early adopters for their student media.”

Experts said students' resistance to change could be depriving them of learning opportunities that can better prepare them for college.

“It puts them at a serious disadvantage,” said Mr. Goodman. “Online media is so common and so prevalent in the outside world that without that as part of the scholastic journalism program you are not teaching them what they need to know.”

These skills include reporting for a general audience that might be wider than the one they had with their print publications in school. It also means learning to write more quickly, and doing it while following the same rules of accuracy and ethics that guides good print journalism.

“I see it here at Kent State,” Mr. Goodman said. “The kids that show up without online journalism experience have a lot of catching up to do.”

Rachel Anderson, the founding adviser of the three-year-old Panther Press at Pelham Preparatory Academy in the Bronx, said she shares Mr. Goodman's concerns. Ms. Anderson, whose journalism program is now confined to an after-school program, said she is trying to convince the school to let her make the journalism class a part of the daytime curriculum so she can offer an online program in the after-school club.

“These students are not really ready for college. They are not developing the life skills that they would if we offered a class on Web design or online news writing,” said Ms. Anderson, who studied journalism at the University of Florida. “We'd be able to build more world awareness and they'd be more well rounded by having a global perspective of an audience bigger than their school.”

Still, print is alluring, said Cadance Turner, the student newspaper adviser of The Curtis Log at Curtis High School on Staten Island for 19 years. She said the newspaper uses Twitter and QR codes, which can be scanned by cell phones, to spread news.

But the Web site is only updated after the print edition has been distributed, she said, and her students value the moment, every six weeks, when the paper comes out and they distribute it to their peers' classrooms during the first 10 minutes of third period.

“They get to see the reactions of their readers. It validates them,” she said. “You don't get that with the Web.”

In fact, she said, the Web is so low in student esteem that the lowest-level entry position on the news staff is Web master.

“They love the print. Something about holding it in your hands can't compete with the Internet,” said Ms. Turner.

“Being on the Web is like being a second-class citizen to them,” she said. “When they go to journalism conferences they feel bad for the kids who don't have print.”

At Bayside High School in Queens, students are not pushing for a Web presence, said David Shein, adviser of The Baysider.

“Our newspaper is the student voice. If students want to have the paper online, it has to come from them,” he said.

Still, even without a Web site the students are learning 21st-century skills, Mr. Shein said.

“Design, layout, process of putting the paper together using proper sources and without mistakes — these are crucial to life after high school,” he said.

The year-old Lehman Mac had no choice but to be Web-only, said Teresa Matthews, the adviser at Lehman High School in the Bronx.

She said she spends about 10 to 15 hours a week of her own time updating the site, but she too longs for a print edition.

“There is something to print that cannot be replaced,” said Ms. Matthews, who was the print newspaper adviser at Kingsbridge Academy for five years. “There's a different level of enthusiasm from the students when the paper comes in.”

With her online paper, the students are receiving comments from all over the world, and it has been eye-opening for them, she said.

“Once they realized that there are people reading this, especially adults, they did better work,” she said.

She also agrees with Mr. Goodman that being digitally savvy will help students in college.

Still, she longs for a hard copy version of the paper. “One cannot replace the other,” she said. “They should support each other.”

Mr. Goodman agreed that both news platforms are valuable, but said schools that aren't taking full advantage of the Web are missing out.

“There is a good opportunity for young people to have a larger voice,” said Mr. Goodman. “When we don't give them that chance, we all lose out.”

Some newspaper advisers and students said they have bigger worries than platform.

“Before I get them to think outside of a print newspaper, I have to get them to write the piece first,” said Samantha Thornhill, writer-in-residence at the Bronx Academy of Letters and adviser to The Raven. “With students bogged down with so many other things, it's not the highest on their list of priorities.”

And readers have to be motivated, too. “It would be nice to be online,” said Sade Stewart, 17, a Raven editor, “but we'd still have an awareness issue where we'd need to get the students excited about reading school news.”

Ms. Stewart said her peers at college who have online news experience will probably be offered more internships than she will, but that is not the point. “The bigger concern is people getting used to hearing and reading the voices of young people,” she said.

Does your student newspaper have an article that might be of interest to other schools, students and educators? E-mail us at SchoolBook@nytimes.com to be considered for our recurring “In the Papers” feature.

Katina Paron is a writer and director of the New York City High School Journalism Collaborative at Baruch College.

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News Headline: U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Ohio (Dec. 22) | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/22/2011
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(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Ohio.

*** IXIA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 21 -- IXIA, Calabasas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,081,578) developed by four co-inventors for "methods, systems, and computer readable media for automatically categorizing voice over internet protocol (VoIP) subscriber devices in accordance with VoIP test and call quality data." The co-inventors are Richard L. Adam, Lancaster, Calif., Carl Mottayaw, Bellefontaine, Ohio, Richard Van Schaik, Galena, Ohio, and Rex Hester, Bear Creek, N.C.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and computer readable media for categorizing voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) subscriber device numbers in accordance to test call results are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes creating a plurality of VoIP test call lists within a test call system and assigning VoIP subscriber device numbers to the plurality of VoIP test call lists. Each of VoIP subscriber device numbers is tested based on the test call list to which each of the VoIP subscriber device numbers is assigned, wherein each test call list corresponds to at least one of a test call type and a test call frequency associated with the test call list. The method also includes obtaining call quality data for at least one of the VoIP subscriber device numbers and automatically reassigning one or more of the VoIP subscriber device numbers to a different test call list based on at least one of results of the testing and the call quality data." The patent application was filed on Feb. 28, 2009 (12/395,657). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=80,81,578.PN.&OS=PN/80,81,578&RS=PN/80,81,578 Written by Ruby Maibam; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Rockwell Automated Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Rockwell Automated Technologies, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,082,123) developed by six co-inventors for "interactive diagnostics having graphical playback and solution implementation capabilities." The co-inventors are Shafin A. Virji, Vancouver, Canada, Kevin G. Gordon, Annacis Island Delta, Canada, Clifton H. Bromley, New Westminster, Canada, Eric G. Dorgelo, Port Moody, Canada, Marc D. Semkow, Burnaby, Canada, and Douglas J. Reichard, Fairview, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system(s) and method(s) that facilitates diagnosing a HMI system and automatically applying a solution to correct and/or update the HMI system. According to a feature is an interactive diagnosis system for an human machine interface (HMI) system. The interactive diagnosis system includes a data capture component that captures HMI system information and a diagnostic component that accepts a user input relating to an HMI system and receives the HMI system information from the data capture component. The user input can be communicated through an interactive voice response system. Also included in the interactive diagnosis system is an engine component that receives the user input and based in part on the captured HMI system information selectively requests diagnostic and solution information from a data source and automatically applies the solution to the HMI system." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2005 (11/239,960). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,082,123&OS=8,082,123&RS=8,082,123 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Kent State University, Komitov Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, and Lachezar Komitov, Gothenburg, Sweden, have been assigned a patent (8,081,272) developed by Lachezar Komitov, Liang-Chy Chien, Hudson, Ohio, and Sang Hwa Kim, Suwon, South Korea, for "method of fabricating electro-optical devices with polymer-stabilized liquid crystal molecules." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In a preparation method, a chiral or cholesteric liquid crystal, a photoreactive monomer, and a photoinitiator are disposed in a liquid crystal cell. A principal surface of the liquid crystal cell is illuminated with ultraviolet light selected to have a non-uniform ultraviolet light intensity profile in the liquid crystal cell. The illuminating cooperates with the photoinitiator to polymerize at least a portion of the photoreactive monomer near the principal surface to generate a polymer network having a density corresponding to the non-uniform ultraviolet light intensity profile. The polymer network biases the liquid crystal toward a selected helical alignment direction. In some embodiments, the illuminating includes illuminating with first and second ultraviolet light intensity profiles to produce surface and volume polymer network components." The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2009 (12/392,389). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,081,272&OS=8,081,272&RS=8,081,272 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Cleveland Clinic Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, has been assigned a patent (8,082,033) developed by Ali R. Rezai, Bratenhal, Ohio, and Nagi Hatoum, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, for a "system and method for providing a waveform for stimulating biological tissue." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An implantable programmable stimulator system includes memory that stores waveform data for at least one waveform. A playback system provides at least one output waveform based on the waveform data." The patent application was filed on April 13, 2006 (11/404,006). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,082,033&OS=8,082,033&RS=8,082,033 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Global Precision Solutions Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Global Precision Solutions, Grand Junction, Colo., has been assigned a patent (8,081,112) developed by five co-inventors for a "system and method for collecting information related to utility assets." The co-inventors are Layne D. Tucker, Grande Prairie, Calif., John Lepper, Carpenteria, Calif., Daniel E. Colby, Newark, Ohio, Page Tucker, Charlotte, N.C., and Tom Y. Sawyer Jr., Palisade, Colo.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and apparatus, including software, for the development and operational use of precise utility location and utility asset management information. Field-usable data sets may be produced that meet standards of accuracy and usability that are sufficient for use by field operations personnel participating in damage prevention activities associated with ground penetrating projects (e.g., excavating, trenching, boring, driving, and tunneling) or other asset applications. Some embodiments relate to integrating utility asset data including coordinate location, and geographical information data using a consistently available and accurate coordinates reference for collecting the data and for aligning the geographical information data. Some embodiments relate to managing projects with equipment that provides real time images and the updating of the data as required with this desired accuracy." The patent application was filed on Nov. 3, 2009 (12/611,871). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,081,112&OS=8,081,112&RS=8,081,112 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Rockwell Automation Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Rockwell Automation Technologies, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,081,466) developed by Andrew P. Kaufman, Milwaukee, and Douglas R. Bodmann, Shaker Heights, Ohio, for an overmolded electronics enclosure.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An enclosure for electronics includes a body with a metal component and a polymeric component overmolded onto the metal component so as to be connected to the metal component without fasteners. The body defines a recess. A heat sink is defined in the metal component. A printed circuit board is located in the recess and includes a plurality of electronic components mounted thereon. The polymeric component includes at least one attachment feature that captures the printed circuit board at a select location in the recess such that: (i) at least a first one of the electronic components is electrically connected to a contact region of the metal component that is exposed through a portion of said polymeric component; (ii) at least a second one of the electronic components is electrically isolated from the metal component by an electrical isolation zone of the polymeric component; and (ii) at least a third one of the electronic components is located adjacent a thermal transfer region of the metal component that underlies the heat sink. The thermal transfer region is uncovered by the polymeric component so as to be exposed in the recess." The patent application was filed on July 6, 2009 (12/497,917). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,081,466.PN.&OS=PN/8,081,466&RS=PN/8,081,466 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Laird Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Laird Technologies, Chesterfield, Mo., has been assigned a patent (8,081,468) developed by Richard F. Hill, Parkman, Ohio, and Robert Michael Smythe, Ewing, N.J., for "memory modules including compliant multilayered thermally-conductive interface assemblies." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "According to various aspects of the present disclosure, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of thermally-conductive interface assemblies suitable for use in dissipating heat from one or more components of a memory module. The thermally-conductive interface assembly may generally include a flexible heat-spreading material having first and second sides and one or more perforations extending through the flexible heat-spreading material from the first side to the second side. The flexible heat-spreading material may be sandwiched between first and second layers of soft thermal interface material. A portion of the soft thermal interface material may be disposed within the one or more perforations. The thermally-conductive interface assembly may be positioned relative to one or more components of a memory module to provide a thermally-conductive heat path from the one or more components to the first layer of soft thermal interface material." The patent application was filed on June 17, 2009 (12/486,472). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,081,468.PN.&OS=PN/8,081,468&RS=PN/8,081,468 Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Ethicon Endo-Surgery Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,081,810) developed by James W. Voegele, Cincinnati, for a "recognizing a real world fiducial in image data of a patient." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A storage medium contains a program which instructs a computer to recognize a predetermined shape of each of at least one portion of a medical assembly as a real-world fiducial in image data of a patient when the image data includes the predetermined shape and is received by the digital computer. The at-least-one portion has another function apart from functioning as a real-world fiducial. A medical apparatus includes a medical assembly and a storage medium. The medical assembly includes a component having at-least-one portion each with a predetermined shape. The storage medium contains a program which instructs a computer to recognize the predetermined shape of each of the at-least-one portion as a real-world fiducial in image data of a patient when the image data includes the predetermined shape and is received by the digital computer. The component has another function apart from functioning as a real-world fiducial." The patent application was filed on March 22, 2007 (11/726,653). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8081810.PN.&OS=PN/8081810&RS=PN/8081810 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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News Headline: US Patent Issued to Kent State University on Dec. 20 for "Method of Fabricating Electro-Optical Devices with Polymer-Stabilized Liquid Crystal... | Email

News Date: 12/23/2011
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News OCR Text: US Patent Issued to Kent State University on Dec. 20 for "Method of Fabricating Electro-Optical Devices with Polymer-Stabilized Liquid Crystal Molecules" (American, South Korean, Swedish Inventors)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec.23 -- United States Patent no.8,081,272, issued on Dec.20, was assigned to Kent State University (Kent, Ohio).

"Method of Fabricating Electro-Optical Devices with Polymer-Stabilized Liquid Crystal Molecules" was invented by Lachezar Komitov (Gothenburg, Sweden), Liang-Chy Chien (Hudson, Ohio) and Sang Hwa Kim (Suwon, South Korea).

According to the abstract released by the U.S.Patent & Trademark Office: "In a preparation method, a chiral or cholesteric liquid crystal, a photoreactive monomer, and a photoinitiator are disposed in a liquid crystal cell.A principal surface of the liquid crystal cell is illuminated with ultraviolet light selected to have a non-uniform ultraviolet light intensity profile in the liquid crystal cell.The illuminating cooperates with the photoinitiator to polymerize at least a portion of the photoreactive monomer near the principal surface to generate a polymer network having a density corresponding to the non-uniform ultraviolet light intensity profile.The polymer network biases the liquid crystal toward a selected helical alignment direction.In some embodiments, the illuminating includes illuminating with first and second ultraviolet light intensity profiles to produce surface and volume polymer network components."

The patent was filed on Feb.25, 2009, under Application No.12/392,389.

For further information please visit: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8081272&OS=8081272&RS=8081272

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News Headline: Kent State gets $225,000 grant to assist rural areas | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/22/2011
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News OCR Text: KENT, Ohio — Kent State University will receive a $225,000 economic development grant from the USDA to assist businesses in rural Ohio communities.

Kent State and 35 other organizations in 26 states and the District of Columbia were selected for grants to help rural cooperatives and small businesses expand, create jobs and strengthen their capacity to serve rural citizens and communities.

Purpose

Kent State's grant will be used to provide assistance to small communities by transitioning small businesses to worker-owned cooperatives. Kent State's Ohio Employee Ownership Center, recognized as a Cooperative Development Center by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will administer the grant.

The OEOC, a non-profit outreach center of Kent State, supports the development of business across Ohio and around the world by its proven efforts to save jobs, create wealth and grow the economy.

The other Ohio organizations among the grant recipients are the National Network of Forest Practitioners in Athens and the Ohio State University Research Foundation. The grants are being provided through USDA Rural Development's Rural Cooperative Development Grant program.

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