Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Akerman Senterfitt
  • Patent number: 8210585
    Abstract: An electromagnetic lifter includes at least two polar expansions shaped for transporting a horizontal axis coil of hot-rolled steel. The polar expansions are connected through a ferromagnetic circuit and respective cores around which solenoids are arranged. A detection coil is arranged around each of the cores suitable to detect the change in the flux linked to the coil, and a control unit connected to the detection coils compares the values detected by each of them in order to authorize or not the transport. The relevant operating method includes a first check that the difference between the values detected by the two detection coils is below a preset threshold, and in the affirmative a second check that the overall decrease in the linked flux is below a second preset threshold, the issuance of an authorization signal to the transport being possible only in case of positive outcome of both checks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: SGM Gantry S.p.A.
    Inventor: Danilo Molteni
  • Patent number: 8208371
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments provide a method comprising: in a network at a node located on a label switched path: selecting a backup path to respond to a failure; and for each link along the backup path, reserving a backup bandwidth, wherein the backup bandwidth is sufficient to reroute traffic around the failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, LP
    Inventors: Guangzhi Li, Dongmei Wang
  • Patent number: 8201838
    Abstract: A scooter having an approximately U-shaped frame between the arms and of which, a footboard is provided. The free space between footboard and the arms is big enough that sufficient room is left for the pushing foot. At the rear ends of the frame arms, the wheels are mounted while the steering bar with the steering wheel is provided at the front end of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventors: Helmut Abel, Diane Abel, CĂ©line Abel
  • Patent number: 8203244
    Abstract: A support (200) is described for fixing an electric motor (3) to a tub (6) of a washing machine (1) or similar household appliance. The electric motor (3) is of the type with external rotor (70), for driving in rotation a drum (2) supported in the tub (6); the electric motor (3) is provided with a control circuit board (100) associated with a heat dissipator (33). The heat dissipator (33) is integrally formed with the support (33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Askoll Holding S.r.l.
    Inventor: Elio Marioni
  • Patent number: 8198460
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved process for preparation of the non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor drug, Letrozole of formula (I) and its intermediates, 4-[1-(1,2,4-triazolyl)methyl]-benzonitrile of formula (IV) and 4-[1-(1,2,4-triazolyl)methyl]-benzonitrile hydrochloride of formula (VII), all having a purity of ?99%, which is simple, convenient, economical, does not use hazardous chemicals and industrially viable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Oncology Ltd.
    Inventors: Vimal Kumar Shrawat, Jai Pal Singh, Rajesh Prasad Nautiyal
  • Patent number: 8192721
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions comprising a gadolinium-based contrast agent and a derivatized cyclodextrin. Further provided are methods for reducing the toxicity associated with gadolinium-based contrast agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Verrow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Vernon D. Rowe
  • Patent number: 8187509
    Abstract: A granulation process wherein a liquid is sprayed into a prilling tower (1) by means of a rotating prilling bucket (15) having a perforated side wall (15a), and the liquid jets exiting said perforated side wall are subjected to a vibrating action according to the axial direction (A-A) of the prilling tower (1), while the remaining liquid mass inside the bucket is kept substantially free from said vibrating action. A suitable apparatus is also disclosed, wherein the peripheral side wall (15a) of the prilling bucket (15) is connected to vibration imparting means and has a flexible connection with the frame (15b, 15c) of the bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Urea Casale S.A.
    Inventor: Enrico Rizzi
  • Patent number: 8184638
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for assuring H.323 alias address portability to an H.323 user in real-time H.323 multimedia communications where the H.323 user is registered with a home gatekeeper for the home zone of the H.323 user. Alias address portability may be obtained using a central database that is known to the administrative zones and is used for alias address mapping, or alternatively, may be obtained by using a distributed database. The method may be implemented by: sending, by the H.323 user, a message with a called H.323 entity's alias address, to the home gatekeeper to originate a call to the called H.323 entity; confirming that the alias address, services, and service providers are portable; converting the alias address to a called routable alias address for the called H.323 entity and sending the alias address to the H.323 user; and placing the call to the called H.323 entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, LP
    Inventor: Radhika R. Roy
  • Patent number: 8184605
    Abstract: A hierarchical directional internet-oriented ad-hoc network, defined by a software infrastructure, is composed of gateway nodes and a plurality of wireless nodes, which may be fixed or mobile, and which may act as subscribers, routers, or both. The infrastructure hierarchy is defined by the hop count of each node (distance of that node to a fixed gateway node). The software infrastructure includes two tables associated with each node in the network: the upstream routing table which provides shortest routes to fixed gateway nodes through upstream neighbors, and the downstream routing table which provides shortest routes to subscribers through downstream neighbors. These two tables are used by routing algorithms. A peer table can also be used for alternate routes. The maintenance of the aforementioned tables is performed by autonomous algorithms operating locally on each node by receiving and processing signals from their neighbors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Connectivities, LLC
    Inventors: Issac Levendel, Jacques Hara
  • Patent number: 8183805
    Abstract: The control system comprises a switch (TR) in series with a stator winding (W) between two terminals (A, B) connected to an alternating supply voltage source (V), a first detector circuit (2) capable of providing a signal (Voi) indicating when the current (I) in that winding (W) is zero, a second detector circuit (1) capable of providing a signal (Vw) indicating the magnitude of the supply voltage (V), and a control unit (MC) connected to the first and second detection circuits (2; 1) and designed to control the switch (TR) in such a way as to cause an alternating current (I) of the same frequency as the supply voltage (V) and having alternating positive and negative phases (11, 12) to pass through the winding (W), separated by intervals during which it remains at zero, of a duration (tp) which varies according to an increasing function of the magnitude of the supply voltage (V).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Askoll P&C S.r.l.
    Inventors: Sebastiano Acquaviva, Piergiorgio Ricco
  • Patent number: 8184799
    Abstract: At least one exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a method comprising receiving a call setup request, and automatically providing an indication that the call setup request is being processed. At least one exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a method comprising providing a call setup request to a network, and receiving an indication that the call setup request is being processed. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. This abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, LP
    Inventors: Debra Lee Cook, Gerald Joseph Kersus
  • 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: 8167937
    Abstract: A heart pump including a casing internally defining a substantially spherical cavity (10) housing: a rotating shutter (12) secured to the cavity (10) so as to be rotatable about a rotation axis; an oscillating shutter (14) secured to the rotating shutter (12) and rotatable relative to the latter about a rotation axis transverse to the rotation axis of the rotating shutter relative to the casing; a guide ring (18) secured to the oscillating shutter (14) such that the latter can rotate relative to the ring. The guide ring is arranged to move within a seal formed in the substantially spherical cavity (10) while lying in a substantially slanting plane relative to the rotation axis of the rotating shutter (12) and thereby making the rotating shutter rotate. This allows constructing an artificial heart of very small size that can be driven either by a motor member or by an induced muscle contraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Genomnia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Aldo Cerruti, Romano Frederick Murri, Marzia Murri
  • Patent number: 8166619
    Abstract: A fluid-tight slide fastener including coated tapes equipped with teeth, opposite stops and a slider operable between the opposite stops to engage or disengage the teeth. The coated tapes include a core textile layer and a fluid-barrier coating made of a thermoplastic elastomer material (TPE), the teeth being made of a thermoplastic material. The textile material of the core layer of the coated tapes is chosen among polyester, polyamide and their blends or copolymers. The thermoplastic elastomer material of the coating is chosen between thermoplastic elastomer polyurethane (TPE-U) and thermoplastic elastomer polyester (TPE-E). The thermoplastic material of the teeth is chosen among PBT, ABS, polyamide and their blends or copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: RIRI Group S.A.
    Inventors: Livio Cossutti, Marc Butz
  • Patent number: 8162561
    Abstract: An adjustable joining assembly having a particular application in knock down furniture, the joiner having a channel position on its lower surface that allows the joining to locate itself on to a screw thread and direct the screw thread towards an internal threaded gear section which upon rotation of the gear section provides a tightening of the joiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Milan Pilja
  • Patent number: 8164286
    Abstract: Method for starting a single-phase synchronous electric motor using permanent magnets with simple and cost-effective implementation, said method comprising a step of application of a control logic of the switch that provides a first and a second condition for switching on: the first condition being verified when a detected counter electromotive force signal has the same sign as an electrical grid voltage signal; the second condition being verified when said counter electromotive force signal has the same sign as its first derivative value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Askoll Holding S.r.l.
    Inventor: Elio Marioni
  • Patent number: 8162942
    Abstract: An intramedullary nail (10, 110, 210, 310, 410, 510, 610) suitable for insertion in a fractured elongate bone (12), of the type comprising a stem (14, 114, 214, 314, 414, 514, 614) extended between a proximal end (16, 116, 216, 416, 516, 616) and a distal end (18, 118, 218, 418, 518, 618). The nail comprises a plurality of elements (20, 120, 220, 320, 420, 520, 620) realized with at least one shape-memory material, a plurality of seats (19, 119, 219, 319, 419, 519, 619) formed in the stem (14, 114, 214, 314, 414, 514, 614) for housing the elements (20, 120, 220, 320, 420, 520, 620). The elements (20, 120, 220, 320, 420, 520, 620) are suitable to take a first shape wherein they are retractably housed in the respective seats (19, 119, 219, 319, 419, 519, 619) and a second shape wherein they project from the respective seats (19, 119, 219, 319, 419, 519, 619).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Orthofix S.r.l.
    Inventors: Michele Coati, Giancarlo Marazzi, Graziano Marini, Graziano Rossi, Luigi Rossi, Daniele Verturini
  • Patent number: 8166047
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a method, which can comprise automatically storing and computing a sketch of a dataset that supports an automatically determined estimator of properties of a dataset. The dataset can be related to any population. For example, the dataset can comprise data flows through a network node (e.g., a router), sales data, and/or marketing data, etc. The estimator can be based upon a sketch of the dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Edith Cohen, Haim Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8156665
    Abstract: A padded shoe for use in mixed martial arts and similar activities. The padded shoe may have a flexible, resilient sole; a shoe upper adjoined to the sole, wherein at least a portion of the shoe upper has padding disposed therein; an inner padded tongue attached to the shoe upper; an outer padded tongue attached to the shoe upper; and an engagement structure for securing the outer padded tongue to the shoe upper, the engagement structure being located substantially under the outer padded tongue such that the outer padded tongue substantially covers the engagement structure. The wearer can strike a target with the shoe, and the target and the wearer are protected from injury caused by direct impact with at least one of the engagement structure and the wearers instep. A bladder containing air or a gel-like material can be included in at least one of the inner and outer padded tongues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Ringstar, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven H. Shepherd, Timothy P. McCabe, Donna Zogby McCabe
  • Patent number: 8158074
    Abstract: Described here is a system (8; 9; 50) of walls for catalytic beds of reactors (1) for the heterogeneous synthesis of chemical compounds characterized in that it comprises a wall (14) of predetermined thickness in direct contact with a catalytic bed (7) for containing it, said wall having a plurality of portions (17) permeable to gases and a plurality of portions (19; 54; 55) impermeable to gases, said portions (17) permeable to gases each being equipped with a plurality of slits (18; 52, 53; 60; 70) of a size such as to allow the free passage of the synthesis gases through them but not the passage of the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Ammonia Casale S.A.
    Inventors: Ermanno Filippi, Enrico Rizzi, Mirco Tarozzo