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SBANE Member Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds's Five Firm Clients Receive Invented Here! Honors

Five Firm Clients Receive Invented Here! Honors CONCORD, MA, October 27, 2014 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds congratulates five of its clients for being honored at the Boston Patent Law Association's 2014 Invented Here! program.  Bee Visual, LLC, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc., Encite, LLC, TransMedics, Inc., and the University of Connecticut were among the recognized companies and institutions who shared their inventions with attendees at a ceremony at the Museum of Science Boston on October 21, 2014.
  • Bee Visual, LLC and inventors Michele A. Walker, Jeffrey M. Walker, and Daniel J. Reilly invented a method and appartus for developing a person's behavior, which has been used for children affected by the Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc. and inventors Reza Nezafat and Warren Manning created a 10-minute 3D imaging scan of the coronary vein anatomy, replacing an older, invasive procedure.
  • Encite, LLC and inventors Stephen A. Marsh, Donald M. Parker, and Peter N. Pintauro designed a self-regulating gas generator that provides orientation-independent production of gas with low risk of combustion through on-demand gas generation.
  • TransMedics, Inc. and inventors Waleed H. Hassanein, Richard L. Bringham, and Ronald L. Taylor, Jr. constructed a heart preservation chamber, which is useful in organ preservation, permitting the heart, for example, to keep beating and pumping blood through all of its chambers and vessels for extending delivery times to organ transplant patients.
  • University of Connecticut and inventor Pu-Xian Gao created a nano-sized circuit element to meet the increased demand for smaller and smaller electronic devices operating at lower voltage and greater efficiency.
Invented Here! is a program created by the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) to honor New England innovators and their inventions.  Numerous nominee submissions were made by corporations, law firms, research labs, colleges, and universities from across New England.  The pool of nominations was narrowed down to 12 honorees, including three featured honorees, recognized by Janet Smart, Vice President of Intellectual Property and Legal Affairs at Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc.  Robin Young, host of WBUR-FM's magazine "Here and Now," served as emcee for the evening and she chatted with the three featured honorees to understand more about the origin of each invention and its value to society:
  • Brian Anthony, who co-developed a handheld, force-controlled ultrasound probe for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Mark Banash, who represented inventors who co-developed nanostructured antennas and a system for the formation and harvesting of nanofibrous materials for Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
  • Marin Soljacic, who co-developed a method for wireless energy transfer across variable distances for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Congratulations to all 12 honorees for their unique discoveries and inventions, as well as their contributions to our community.  Congratulations also to our own Principal Mark Solomon, who co-chairs the Invented Here! program. For more information on Invented Here!, please visit the BPLA website.
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