Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Akerman Senterfitt
  • Patent number: 8278783
    Abstract: To provide a power supply apparatus that can supply a large current and a small current to a load circuit in a switchable manner, with a minimum circuit scale and an efficient use of electronic devices and elements contained in conventionally used power supply apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Oita University
    Inventor: Kimihiro Nishijima
  • Patent number: 8269023
    Abstract: An improved process for synthesis of duloxetine hydrochloride (1) having chiral purity greater than 99.9% that is characterized by the following: (i) preparation of racemic condensed compound (RS)—N,N-di methyl-3-(1-naphthyloxy)-3-(2-thienyl)propanamine (4) by reaction of racemic hydroxy compound (2) with 1-fluoronaphthalene (3) in presence of a base such as sodamide, potassium amide or potassium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide (KHDMS) in polar aprotic solvent, (ii) optical resolution of racemic condensed compound (5a+5b) with di-benzoyl-L-tartaric acid (7, DBTA, R=H) or di-para-anisoyl-L-tartaric acid (7, DATA, R=OCH3) to obtain crude (S)—N.N-dimethyl-3-(1-naphthyloxy)-3-(2-thienyl)propanamine dibenzoyl tartarate salt (8a) or (S)—N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Lupin Ltd.
    Inventors: Rajinder Singh Siyan, Sunil Kumar Vinubhai Gohel, Girij Pal Singh
  • Patent number: 8267828
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuator (10) for units comprising a planetary gear (14), especially a planetary differential gear, whose radially inward region is embodied as a hollow shaft and which is equipped with a drive unit and a driven shaft that cooperates with the unit to be operated. A drive shaft of the planetary gear (14) is connected to the drive unit and can be driven by the same. Said drive shaft is configured as a first hollow shaft (16) while the driven shaft is embodied as a second hollow shaft (40). A planet carrier (28) is provided that is connected to the first hollow shaft (16) or is embodied with the radially inward region thereof as a first hollow shaft (16) in such a way that a rotary movement is also performed by the planet carrier (28) when the first hollow shaft (16) rotates while the drive unit as well as the first (16) and the second hollow shaft (40) encompass a common axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: PS Automation GmbH
    Inventors: Max Schmidhuber, Wolfgang Hoedl
  • Patent number: 8263805
    Abstract: A process for producing urea is disclosed, wherein liquid ammonia and carbon dioxide are reacted in a high-pressure synthesis section (100), and at least part of the carbon dioxide is fed to said synthesis section (100) in liquid phase. A plant operating according to said process and a method for modernizing existing plants accordingly are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Urea Casale S.A.
    Inventors: Federico Zardi, Sergio Debernardi
  • Patent number: 8256605
    Abstract: In order to transport printed circuit boards (30) through a processing system (12), printed circuit boards (30) lying one behind another can be connected by means of holding clips (22) to form a type of chain. The outer ends of the holding clips (22) are suspended on two spaced-apart transport chains (16) which provide for transport and mounting. The holding clips are formed in two parts with a lower holding part (22) and an upper holding part (40), between which a printed circuit board (30) is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Gebr. Schmid GmbH & co.
    Inventor: Laurent Nicolet
  • Patent number: 8254958
    Abstract: A locating system for locating objects, such as, but not limited to, keys is disclosed. The locating system may include a mobile communication device having at least one audible tone generator in communication with a control module, wherein the control module is configured to send a signal to the audible tone generator to emit an audible tone. The locating system may also include a locator device physically detached from the mobile communication device. The locator device may include a receiver configured to receive the audible signal from the audible tone generator and to generate a signal. In alternative configurations, the locating system may send an audible sound that is incapable of being heard by an unaided human ear. In another configuration, the locating system may send a sequence of audible tones to activate the audible tone generator, thereby enabling a set of keys on a key ring to be located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Glenn Carl Johnson
  • Patent number: 8240079
    Abstract: A fishing pole tender system for attachment to a support structure that includes a generally rigid base with a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The first side and the second side are physically connected and spatially separated by an intermediate portion such that a support structure fits between the first side and the second side. The first side, the second side or both, may include at least one accessory mounting portion for interchangeably mounting fishing accessories to the base. One or more fishing pole holders are securely attached to the base. The first side, the second side, or both may include a indented portion comprising an arcuate or v-shaped form, a slanted portion, or a combination thereof. The indented portion provides improved attachment to a support structure by imparting compressive force onto a support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Moto, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Wakefield, Martin Schaus
  • Patent number: 8243720
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can comprise a method of use comprising: for a call between a local IP network and a remote non-IP network, converting between IP packets and PCM robbed bit signaling via a VoIP channelized router; providing the PCM robbed bit signaling to a TDM switch via the VoIP channelized router; and/or converting between IP packets and GR303 call reference values via the VoIP channelized router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: James R. Forte-McRobbie, Irwin Gerszberg
  • Patent number: 8234991
    Abstract: A sail propulsion system for boats and the like comprises at least one mast (A) and a jib (F) controlled by sheets and secured to the head of the mast (A), as well as at least two mainsails (RS, RD) rove on two shrouds (S; SR) located one to the right and one to the left of the mast (A) and arranged each on a boom (B) mounted on one of said shrouds (S; SR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Pietro Caricato
  • Patent number: 8236270
    Abstract: We disclose a process to produce carbon nanotubes from microalgae. Microalgae is been utilized for biodiesel production. The algal membrane resulted from oil extraction of microalgae is used here to produce carbon nanotubes. The process utilized for the conversion is composed of two steps, in the first step the algal membrane is converted to carbon black through a pyrolysis process in inert atmosphere, in the second step the resulted carbon black is converted to carbon nanotubes by mixing the carbon black with a fluid with known self ignition condition and subjecting the mix to said self ignition condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: United Arab Emirates University
    Inventor: Yousef Haik
  • Patent number: 8230814
    Abstract: A mechanized collector for collecting juvenile lobsters to be raised in a growout system is disclosed. The mechanized collector may be formed from a vessel, a longline support system capable of supporting and suspending a longline having a plurality of juvenile lobster collectors above a deck of the vessel, and a shaker assembly positioned to engage at least one of the plurality of juvenile lobster collectors suspended above the deck of the vessel and attached to the longline. The shaker assembly may be configured to shake the plurality of juvenile lobster collectors individually or collectively together, thereby causing the juvenile lobsters to fall into a collection trough positioned under the collector. The plurality of juvenile lobster collectors may be attached to the longline and formed from at least one generally flat panel that is suspended generally vertically in water above the longline with at least one float.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Darden Restaurants, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Jules Borne, III, Benjamin Alan Metzger, Geoff William Beiser, Megan Davis
  • Patent number: 8228818
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a method comprising: for selected traffic that enters a backbone network via a predetermined ingress point and is addressed to a predetermined destination, via a dynamic tunnel, automatically diverting the selected traffic from the predetermined ingress point to a processing complex; and automatically forwarding the selected traffic from the processing complex toward the predetermined destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, LP
    Inventors: Christopher J. Chase, Nicholas G. Duffield, Albert G. Greenberg, Oliver Spatscheck, Jacobus E. Van der Merwe, Neal Shackleton
  • Patent number: 8224915
    Abstract: Systems and methods for integrating instant messaging (IM) services and email services are described. In one embodiment, among others, an email message is received and an IM chat session is automatically initiated from the email message. In some embodiments, the initiation of the IM chat session may be subject to certain programmable criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Dale W. Malik, W. Todd Daniell
  • Patent number: 8224720
    Abstract: A computer-based system for tracking inventory based on sales. The system can include a processor configured to process, manage, and analyze data. Additionally, the system can include a computing device operably coupled to the processor, wherein the computing device is associated with an entity. Notably, the processor can be configured to request information associated with a product from the computing device, wherein the information comprises an on-hand inventory quantity of the product and a total sales quantity of the product for a designated period of time for the entity and receive the requested information associated with the product from the computing device. The processor can also be configured to determine whether the on-hand inventory quantity is at least one and the total sales quantity of the product for the designated period of time is zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Harome Development LLC
    Inventor: Alan J. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8222856
    Abstract: A control system for a motor, including a first detector providing signals indicative of the sign and zero-crossings of a supply voltage, and a second detector providing signals indicative of the sign and the zero-crossings of BEMF developed in the stator winding. A switch is driven to cause a first current pulse through the winding at a first delay relative to the zero-crossing of the supply voltage. The system checks if the BEMF has a first zero-crossing within a predetermined period of time preceding a third zero-crossing of the voltage, and if so, causes an opposite second current pulse through the winding with a second delay relative to the third zero-crossing of the supply. If not, the first current pulse is repeated, reducing or increasing the duration of the first delay if the first zero-crossing of the BEMF took place after or before the predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Askoll P&C S.r.l.
    Inventors: Sebastiano Acquaviva, Piergiorgio Ricco
  • Patent number: 8216261
    Abstract: A medical device for canalization of a tissue of a body portion by penetration thereof, a kit, a manufacturing method and a method of canalization are disclosed. The device is adapted for trans-catheter delivery to the body portion, and comprises a radially expandable and crimpable or collapsible substantially tubular member that has a rear end, a front end, and a pattern of struts or a mesh of wires arranged in-between the rear end and the front end, arranged around an interior of the device. The tubular member has extensions, which are arranged towards the interior of the device in a first state of the device, and towards an exterior of the medical device in a second state of the device, wherein the second state of the medical device is the tubular member turned inside out. During storage, the device is restrained in a delivery catheter in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Synergio AG
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Patent number: 8218531
    Abstract: A system for improving operations in an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network is provided. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a Telephone Number Mapping (ENUM) system having a controller element to receive from a terminating Serving Call Session Control Function (S-CSCF) first contact information for a communication device and second contact information for the terminating S-CSCF. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Chaoxin Qiu, Bernard Ku, Mehrad Yasrebi
  • Patent number: D666018
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Jamie Lowsky
  • Patent number: D666019
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Jamie Lowsky
  • Patent number: D668324
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Desert Eco Systems Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Bryan Terry, Mark Johnson