CONTRACTS

Howell Laboratories Inc. of Bridgton won a $29,810 set aside for small business from the Defense Logistics Agency for capillary tube and bulb indicating thermometers.

Deepwater Buoyancy Inc. of Biddeford won a $1.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy for syntactic foam buoys.

Patten Tool & Engineering Inc. of Kittery won a $20,460 set aside for small business from the Defense Logistics Agency for end caps.

Yale Cordage Inc. of Saco won two separate contracts totaling a $176,750 from the U.S. Army’s Defense Logistics Agency Detachment for fiber rope, cordage and twine.

Ganneston Construction Corp. of Augusta, Maine won a $76,206 contract from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service for the replacement of wild gardens irrigation in Acadia.

CPM Constructors Inc. of Freeport won a $799,000 set aside for small business from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service for the replacement of the Duck Harbor pier at the Acadia National Park.

Epifanes North America Inc. of Thomaston won a $58,604 contract from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service for ship and marine equipment.

Kennebec River Biosciences Inc. of Richmond won a $300,000 set aside for small business from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for testing services for infectious salmon anemia virus detection.

Cannon Cleaning Co. of South Portland won a $2,075 set aside for small business from the U.S. Coast Guard for janitorial services at the USCG Sector Northern New England in South Portland.

PATENTS

UTILITY SENSORS: General Electric of Schenectady, New York, was assigned a patent developed by John Kirk Fahrenbruch of Sanford for a sensor that corrects inaccuracies in utility meters.

RAZORS: ShaveLogic of Dallas was assigned a patent developed by four co-inventors for a new razor design. The co-inventors include Douglas R. Kohring of Saco.

DATA MINING: QBase of Reston, Virginia, was assigned a patent developed by four co-inventors, including Robert Flagg of Portland, for a new way to mine data using an automated method of discovery of new topics. The method allows for the comparison of new topics with existing topics for new applications.

DRUG INNOVATION: Acceleron Pharma of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Dyax of Burlington, Massachusetts, were assigned a patent developed by seven co-inventors, including Monique Davies of Harpswell, for an invention that binds proteins and antibodies.

DNA: EnviroLogix of Portland was assigned a patent developed by two co-inventors for methods that amplify nucleic acid sequences. The co-inventors are Daniel Shaffer and Stephen A. Judice, both of Portland.

PRESCRIPTIONS: Exodos Life Sciences of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was assigned a patent developed by two co-inventors, including Harry J. Leighton of Rockport, for methods to stabilize liquid drug formulations.

BIOMASS MATTERS: Virdia of Raceland, Louisiana, was assigned a patent developed by 16 co-inventors, including James Alan Lawson of Ellsworth, for new methods to treat lignocellulosic, or dry plant matter, in the production of biomass and other materials.

MEDICATIONS: Banner Life Sciences of High Point, North Carolina, received two patents developed by six co-inventors, including Sunil Agnihotri of Scarborough, for improvements in delivering active ingredients (fumarate esters) in certain medications to treat conditions like autoimmune and inflammatory disorders.

DETECTION ADVANCES: Idexx Laboratories of Westbrook, was assigned a patent for a method and device to detect bacteria and determine their concentration in a liquid sample. Co-inventors are Jeremy Hammond of Standish and James Russell of North Yarmouth.

MEASURING BALLAST: Evoqua Water Technologies of Warrendale, Pennsylvania, was assigned a patent developed by four co-inventors, including Steven E. Woodard of Cumberland, for a system to measure the concentration of magnetic ballast in a slurry.