Patents Represented by Attorney Akerman Senterfitt LLP
  • Patent number: 8277779
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods to reduce renal damage caused by nephrotoxic drugs. The invention provides compositions comprising an anionically substituted cyclodextrin, a nephrotoxic drug and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, where the cyclodextrin is present in an amount effective for substantially inhibiting the nephrotoxic effect of the drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Vernon D. Rowe
  • Patent number: 8173398
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel chimeric, humanized or CDR-grafted anti-IL-6 antibodies, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one such anti-IL-6 antibody, vectors, host cells, transgenic animals or plants, and methods of making and using thereof, including therapeutic compositions, methods and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Femta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard Frey, Hwai Wen Chang, Jay Short
  • Patent number: 8119380
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated and at least partially-purified dicamba-degrading enzymes, isolated DNA molecules coding for dicamba-degrading enzymes, DNA constructs coding for dicamba-degrading enzymes, transgenic host cells comprising DNA coding for dicamba-degrading enzymes, and transgenic plants and plant parts comprising one or more cells comprising DNA coding for dicamba-degrading enzymes. Expression of the dicamba-degrading enzymes results in the production of dicamba-degrading organisms, including dicamba-tolerant plants. The invention further provides a method of controlling weeds in a field containing the transgenic dicamba-tolerant plants of the invention and a method of decontaminating a material containing dicamba comprising applying an effective amount of a transgenic microorganism or dicamba-degrading enzyme(s) of the invention to the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Board of Regents of University of Nebraska
    Inventors: Donald P. Weeks, Xiao-Zhuo Wang, Patricia L. Herman
  • Patent number: 7952080
    Abstract: An image capturing system includes a cassette having a radiation detector, an image memory, and a cassette controller, an image capturing apparatus, a display device, and a host computer. The cassette controller comprises a capacity value transmitter for transmitting a capacity value of the radiation image information to the host computer before transmission process, and an image transmitter for transmitting the radiation image information. The host computer comprises an indicator controller for controlling the display device to display an indicator representing the capacity value received from the cassette as the upper limit, and a bar controller for controlling the display device to display a bar moving toward the indicator and having a length corresponding to the received capacity value of the radiation image information while the radiation image information is being received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Kuwabara, Eiichi Kito, Tsuyoshi Tanabe, Takuya Yoshimi, Kazuharu Ueta, Makoto Iriuchijima, Yasunori Ohta
  • Patent number: 7947970
    Abstract: A radiation detector is constituted by: a recording photoconductive layer; and electrodes provided on both sides of the photoconductive layer. Electric charges, which are generated within the recording photoconductive layer when radiation is irradiated thereon while a predetermined biasing voltage is being applied between the electrodes, are read out as electric signals. The recording photoconductive layer is formed by amorphous selenium that contains alkali metal elements within a range from 0.0007 atomic ppm to 0.0035 atomic ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Kaku Irisawa, Kazuhiro Noda, Kenichi Hayashi, Katsutoshi Yamane, Kiyoteru Miyake
  • Patent number: 7937832
    Abstract: A wired circuit board having improved adhesion between the conductive pattern and an insulating layer to prevent a plating solution from remaining between a metal plating layer and the insulating layer. The invention prevents ionic impurities in the plating solution from remaining as residual or ionic contamination, thereby preventing a short circuit from developing when electric current flows through the circuit under a high temperature and high humidity environment. Lower end portions of the terminal portions that are formed on an insulating base layer and lower end portions of side surfaces and metal plating layers that cover the terminal portions are embedded in the insulating base layer in a flexible wired circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Oda, Yasufumi Miyake, Tadao Ohkawa
  • Patent number: 7940892
    Abstract: The energy subtraction apparatus of the present invention comprises an image input device which inputs two or more different kinds of radiographic images having been taken by irradiating a subject with radiation rays with different radiation qualities, an information of body part acquisition device which designates a information of body part, a motion compensation processing device which performs a registration process by compensating for shift between corresponding points between the two or more different kinds of radiographic images due to movement of the subject, a subtraction device which performs an energy subtraction process on the two or more different kinds of radiographic images, and an operation mode switching device which switches an operation mode of the registration process at the motion compensation processing device depending on the information of body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Sadato Akahori
  • Patent number: 7935931
    Abstract: The power consumption of a battery for supplying electric power to a cassette having a radiation detector for detecting radiation image information is greatly reduced. When a cassette transceiver of the cassette starts transmitting the radiation image information to a console transceiver of a console, the cassette transceiver changes the gain of a variable-gain amplifier to change a transmission radio-wave intensity, and transmits a test signal at the changed transmission radio-wave intensity. When the console transceiver receives the test signal, the console transceiver transmits a reception acknowledgement signal generated by a reception acknowledgement signal generator. In response to the reception acknowledgement signal, the cassette transceiver sets its own transmission radio-wave intensity to a value at the time the cassette transceiver received the reception acknowledgement signal, and transmits the radiation image information at the set transmission radio-wave intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori Ohta, Eiichi Kito, Tsuyoshi Tanabe, Takuya Yoshimi
  • Patent number: 7935932
    Abstract: An electronic cassette has a casing and a radiation detection device accommodated inside the casing, which detects radiation emitted from a radiation source and having passed through a subject, and converts the radiation into radiation image information. The electronic cassette further includes a winding member accommodated rotatably inside of the casing. The radiation detection device includes a flexible base. The radiation detection device is wound on the winding member, and a portion of the radiation detection device is capable of being pulled outside of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Eiichi Kito, Naoyuki Nishino, Yasunori Ohta, Hiroshi Tamaoki, Tatsuo Iiyama, Yuto Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7925515
    Abstract: A real-time directory access system provides the public with information of interest of an organization, and enabling mobile personal communication devices to access the organization's information of interest and to interactively communicate with the organization. This system includes an organization's central data server, a plurality of branch data servers for storing branch information of interest and for interactively communicating with mobile devices, a plurality of in-branch access points for distributing information of interest. The system also includes a plurality of mobile personal communication devices for receiving and displaying information of interest from access points and interactively communicating with branch data servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Wenshine Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Xinyi Xu, Yiwen Xu
  • Patent number: 7925127
    Abstract: A suspension board with circuit includes a circuit board formed with an opening, and having a mounting portion defined by the opening for mounting thereon a slider on which a magnetic head is mounted, and an optical waveguide disposed on the circuit board so as to traverse the opening. The optical waveguide is slack in the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Ishii, Hitoki Kanagawa, Toshiki Naito
  • Patent number: 7918412
    Abstract: A recording tape cartridge that can secure the attached region of an RFID in a case is provided including: a case that has an upper case and a lower case and houses a reel around which a recording tape is wound; a restricting wall that is formed at least in the lower case and defines an area in which the reel is housed; a housing portion that is formed between the restricting wall and the corner of the case; and a planar RFID that is provided in the housing portion such that the rotational axis direction of the reel is a normal line direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Takenoshita, Shozo Onmori, Yosuke Sumiya
  • Patent number: 7913865
    Abstract: A supporting device is provided to vertically support a coupling rod of a coupling pivotably articulated in the vertical direction to a car body underframe by a bearing block. The supporting device makes contact with the coupling rod by a support, wherein the supporting device includes a mount connected to the support which is fixed to the car body underframe of the vehicle. In order to enable the interference-free retraction of the central buffer coupling toward the car body in the event of a crash, the mount includes a connecting element by which the support is connected to the mount and which defines a rotational axis about which the support can rotate relative the connecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Arthur Kontetzki
  • Patent number: 7915533
    Abstract: In the silicon nitride substrate concerning an embodiment of the invention, degree of in-plane orientation fa of ? type silicon nitride is 0.4-0.8. Here, degree of in-plane orientation fa can be determined by the rate of the diffracted X-ray intensity in each lattice plane orientation in ? type silicon nitride. As a result of research by the inventors, it turned out that both high fracture toughness and high thermal conductivity are acquired, when degree of in-plane orientation fa was 0.4-0.8. Along the thickness direction, both the fracture toughness of 6.0 MPa·m1/2 or higher and the thermal conductivity of 90 W/m·K or higher can be attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Youichirou Kaga, Hiromi Kikuchi, Hisayuki Imamura, Junichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7895741
    Abstract: A method of producing a wired circuit board includes preparing a metal supporting board, forming a metal foil on the metal supporting board, forming an insulating layer on the metal foil to expose an unneeded portion of the metal foil, etching the unneeded portion using the insulating layer as an etching resist, and forming a plurality of wires on the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Katsutoshi Kamei
  • Patent number: 7887724
    Abstract: There are provided a foaming filler member which allows, even when the inner space of a hollow member has a protruding space, easy filling of the protruding space without using an extra member, a heat-foamable sheet used for the foaming filler member, a method for manufacturing the heat-foamable sheet, and a method for filling the inner space of the hollow member. A heat-foamable sheet which extends in one direction when heated at 100 to 130° C. for 20 minutes and has an extension ratio of 5 to 50% in the extension direction is manufactured by stretch-forming a heat-foamable material. Even when the inner space has the protruding space, the protruding space can be easily filled at low cost without using an extra member by using the heat-foamable sheet as the foaming filler member, disposing the foaming filler member in the main space of the inner space, and foaming it such that the extending direction of the heat-foamable sheet is oriented toward the protruding space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takehiro Ui, Yoshiaki Mitsuoka, Mitsuo Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 7878772
    Abstract: An air-cooled electric motor is provided, which may be used in a compressor assembly, including a motor unit with a motor housing out of which a drive shaft extends, such that the drive shaft drives a ventilator, the ventilator includes at least two radially and/or axially separated ventilator sections to propel a first airstream as well as at least one other, second airstream that is separate from the first airstream, such that the airstreams are conducted separately on both the inflow side of the ventilator and the outflow side of the ventilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kaeser Kompressoren GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Rexhaüser, Andreas Foerster
  • Patent number: 7866037
    Abstract: A metallization forming method comprises the steps of: patterning a silver halide emulsion on a surface of at least one side of a substrate in accordance with a desired metallization pattern to form a patterned emulsion layer; exposing the patterned emulsion layer; and thereafter developing the exposed patterned emulsion layer to form a patterned conductive silver layer having the metallization pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Inoue, Akira Ichiki
  • Patent number: D631534
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: S.T. Corporation
    Inventor: Moritoshi Kajizuka
  • Patent number: D635669
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Katsura, Masafumi Takemoto