Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Akerman Senterfitt
  • Patent number: 8158823
    Abstract: A method for revamping a conventional self-stripping urea plant is disclosed, where a minor portion (18a) of the carbon dioxide feed is fed to the stripper (7) and used as a stripping agent. In further embodiments, another carbamate condenser is installed, or the conventional horizontal shell-and-tube carbamate condenser (6) is replaced with a vertical submerged unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Urea Casale S.A.
    Inventors: Federico Zardi, Andrea Scotto
  • Patent number: 8159291
    Abstract: An RFID reader device (31), of the type comprising a demodulator (6) for receiving from a RFID tag (11) an AM (Amplitude Modulation) wave (20) having a predetermined frequency (f) and for retrieving, from the AM wave (20), a demodulated output (6a) associated to predetermined positive or negative Amplitudes of said AM wave (20), said demodulated output having a portion with a frequency F. The AM demodulation system comprises at least a second demodulator (26) for receiving the AM wave (20) and retrieving a second demodulated output (26a) associated to Amplitudes opposite to the predetermined positive or negative Amplitudes, said second demodulated output having a portion with said frequency F; the RFID reader includes a block (27) having, in input, the demodulated output (6a) and the second demodulated output (26a) and returning, in output, an enforced demodulated output (30) with a portion with frequency (f1) doubled with respect to said frequency (F).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Datamars S.A.
    Inventor: Aydin Arrigo
  • Patent number: 8160056
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a method, which can comprise providing a preferred route for a predetermined block of traffic to a router. The predetermined block of traffic can be destined for a predetermined destination. The predetermined destination can be coupled to a network via a plurality of routers. The preferred route can be adapted to override an initial route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, LP
    Inventors: Jacobus E. Van der Merwe, Samir Saad
  • Patent number: 8156664
    Abstract: A padded shoe, such as a kicking boot, is disclosed that is lightweight and padded for use in mixed martial arts and other related activities. The padded shoe may be formed from a flexible, resilient sole having a substantially smooth surface; a shoe upper, wherein at least a portion of the shoe upper has padding; an ankle padding structure extending from the shoe upper that is adapted to cover the medial malleolus of a wearer; a padded tongue and other components. The sole may be formed from a material having a shore durometer reading between about 40 and about 60 such that the shoe is lightweight yet provides appropriate support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Ringstar, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven H. Shepherd, Timothy P. McCabe
  • Patent number: 8152464
    Abstract: A helical auger turbine and hydrokinetic device for use with electrical generators for producing electricity. A helical turbine blade may be mounted on a central shaft, and a flange extending perpendicularly to an edge of the turbine blade. The helical auger may be a multi-section auger having radial sections covering a radial arc of between 45 degrees and 180 degrees, and that are rotational molded with identical center sections. The auger may have tapered end sections. The radial and end sections may be interlockingly mounted onto the central shaft to enable the complete transfer of torque captured by the helical auger by a moving fluid media, such as a tidal water flow, to the central shaft. The adjacent surfaces of the radial and end sections may be flush with one another to reduce disruptions of the moving fluid flowing over the completed helical auger and rotating the assembled helical auger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Winfield Scott Anderson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8150016
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing rapid call-forwarding are described. The method includes receiving a feature code operable for activating a call-forwarding service, receiving a forward code assigned to a target address, such as a dialing number, recognizing the feature code and the forward code, and forwarding incoming calls to the target address. The method further comprises receiving call-forwarding logistics and generating a call-forwarding record. The system for providing rapid call-forwarding includes a switch operable for receiving a selection by a subscriber of a feature code and a forward code, wherein the feature code is used to activate a call-forwarding service and the forward code is used in the place of a target address, a call-forward control computer operable for storing and recognizing the feature code and the forward code, and a call connector operable for executing the rapid call-forward service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventor: Daniel M. Baeza
  • Patent number: 8146234
    Abstract: A method for obtaining, in a quick way, a strong, compact and waterproof permanent-magnet rotor (3), intended for a synchronous motor (1), particularly for pumps of washing machines for industrial and domestic use and the like, of the external stator (2) type, comprising a cylindrical hollow core (6) surrounded by a plurality of permanent magnets (10) comprising the steps of arranging a cup-like body (7) with a base end (8a), a free end (8b) and a side wall (9) exhibiting a plurality of passing longitudinal recesses (12) which define, between the same, a plurality of positioning seats (13) for the magnets (10), providing to insert the core (6) into the cup-like body (7) and arrange the magnets (10) in said seats (13) and injecting a plastic material with obtainment of a cage-like structure (50) having opposite bottoms (27, 28) abutting at the ends (8a, 8b) of the cup-like body (7) as well as columns (29) extended between the opposite bottoms (27, 28) housed in the recesses (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Askoll Holding S.r.l.
    Inventor: Elio Marioni
  • Patent number: 8144857
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and system for transferring calls among communicating devices connected through a public network. The service is offered by a public network to permit a party in a ongoing conversation to transfer a call to another communicating device that may be more convenient to use, such as from a mobile telephone experiencing static to a land-based telephone, or from a home telephone to a mobile phone as a party leaves the home. In a method according to the invention, the network first establishes a connection between two communicating parties. The network then receives from one of the parties a request to transfer the call to another communications device. The network then transfers the call. The invention may be entirely network-based, in which case there may be a database of transferee devices stored on the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Jacqueline M. Barlow, David S. Barlow
  • Patent number: 8142417
    Abstract: A clamp adapter for a catheter that has a clamp body that receives an elastomeric clamp bushing. In order to fix a catheter inserted into the clamp bushing, the clamp bushing is axially compressed by a clamp lid. For this purpose, the clamp lid is moved axially on the clamp body with a clamp lever by means of a slotted guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Pajunk GmbH & Co. KG Besitzverwaltung
    Inventors: Horst Pajunk, Heinrich Pajunk
  • Patent number: 8144853
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a method, comprising storing, within a telecommunications network, contact information for each of a plurality of contacts, the contact information for at least one of the plurality of contacts comprising a telephone availability status; and updating the telephone availability status for said at least one of the plurality of contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Roger Aboujaoude, Hossein Eslambolchi, John McCanuel, Saeid Shariati
  • Patent number: 8140539
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a method, which can comprise automatically storing a sketch of a dataset that supports automatic determination of an estimator of properties of a dataset. The automatic determination can be based upon computed adjusted weights to the items included in a sketch of the dataset. The adjusted weights can be used to compute estimates on the weight of any subpopulation of the items in the dataset that is specified using a selection predicate. We propose the rank conditioning, the subset conditioning, and/or a Markov-chain based method to compute these adjusted weights. We also provide a method that provides upper and lower confidence bounds on the size of a subpopulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Edith Cohen, Haim Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8134936
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for dynamically recognizing and processing service order types in a network management system. Service type data for a new service order type is registered in a database table while the network management system is operating. Then, a service order is received in the network management system and the service order is parsed to determine if the received service order corresponds with the new service order type based on the service type data registered in the database table. If the service order corresponds with the new service order type, then the service order is processed by the network management system. If the service order does not correspond with the new service order type, then updated service type data may be registered in the database table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I. L.P.
    Inventors: Harry Tang, James Kelley, Tommy Woods
  • Patent number: 8131792
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments provide a method comprising: automatically: receiving a plurality of elements for each of a plurality of continuous data streams; treating the plurality of elements as a first data stream matrix that defines a first dimensionality; reducing the first dimensionality of the first data stream matrix to obtain a second data stream matrix; computing a singular value decomposition of the second data stream matrix; and based on the singular value decomposition of the second data stream matrix, quantifying approximate linear correlations between the plurality of elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Koudas, Sudipto Guha
  • Patent number: 8129565
    Abstract: A process and a related plant layout for producing urea are disclosed, wherein the high-pressure loop (1) comprises a synthesis reactor (2), a thermal stripper (3), a condenser (4), and an adiabatic CO2 stripper (10) disposed upstream said thermal stripper, separating a vapour phase (13) containing ammonia from the urea solution (9) discharged from the reactor, and recycling said vapour phase to the reactor. The adiabatic stripper (10) can be incorporated in a reactor (200) having a top reaction zone and a bottom adiabatic stripping zone. A revamping method for a conventional urea plant in accordance with the inventive process is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Urea Casale S.A.
    Inventors: Federico Zardi, Andrea Scotto
  • Patent number: 8127428
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an outer stator for an electric motor whereby the stator comprises stator poles surrounded by coils. A laminar body of ferromagnetic material is prepared, with elongated form and provided with laminar protrusions. A coil of conductive material is then inserted around each of the laminar protrusions. The terminal zones of the laminar protrusions are then cut or separated and deformed in order to assume an outwardly curved form. Then, the laminar body is closed such that the laminar protrusions are in an internal position and adapted to serve as stator poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Askoll Holding S.r.l.
    Inventor: Elio Marioni
  • Patent number: 8124652
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of the formula (I) wherein: X1, X2 and X3 are heteroatoms; R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9 and R10 are independently selected from H, halo, —OH, —NO2, —CN and optionally substituted aliphatic, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl; and Z is optionally substituted C1-8 straight-chained or branched aliphatic, optionally containing 1 or more double or triple bonds, wherein one or more carbons are optionally replaced by R* wherein R* is optionally substituted cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl; an amino acid residue, H, —CN, —C(O)—, —C(O)C(O)—, —C(O)NR1—, —C(O)NR1NR2—, —C(O)O—, —OC(O)—, —NR1CO2—, —O—, —NR1C(O)NR2—, —OC(O)NR1—, —NR1NR2—, —NR1C(O)—, —S—, —SO—, —SO2—, —NR1—, —SO2NR1—, —NR1R2, or —NR1SO2—, wherein R1 and R2 are independently selected from H and optionally substituted aliphatic, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl; or where R* is NR1R2, R1 and R2 optionally together with the nitrogen atom form an optionally substituted 5-12 me
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: University of Kentucky
    Inventors: Peter A. Crooks, Craig T. Jordan, Xiaochen Wei
  • Patent number: D656081
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Yonai, Yuji Watanuki
  • Patent number: D657446
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ing. Erich Pfeiffer GmbH
    Inventor: Sergej Herfort
  • Patent number: D657447
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ing. Erich Pfeiffer GmbH
    Inventor: Sergej Herfort
  • Patent number: D657448
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ing. Erich Pfeiffer GmbH
    Inventor: Sergej Herfort