Patents Represented by Attorney Alston & Bird LLP
  • Patent number: 8350254
    Abstract: A polymer electroluminescent device is provided. The device includes an anode, a light-emitting layer, a cation-containing water-soluble polymer layer and a cathode formed in this order on a substrate wherein the cation-containing water-soluble polymer layer is formed by wet coating. The cation-containing water-soluble polymer layer as a secondary thin film layer is not dissolved in a solvent for the formation of the underlying light-emitting layer to prevent intermixing between the two layers, thereby enabling the formation of a multilayer structure by wet coating. In addition, the cation-containing water-soluble polymer layer attracts electrons injection from the cathode by an attractive Coulomb force to effectively increase the mobility of the electrons while blocking high-mobility holes from the anode at an interface between the light-emitting layer and the water-soluble layer. Further provided is a method for fabricating the electroluminescent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kyungsung University Industry Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Dong Kyu Park, Hyung Suk Woo, Tae-Woo Kwon, Seong-Jin Cho
  • Patent number: 8352737
    Abstract: An apparatus for authentication of fragments using hash trees may include a processor. The processor may be configured to provide one or more data fragments and a hash tree representing the one or more fragments, send at least one first fragment accompanied by any nodes of the hash tree necessary to authenticate the one or more first sent fragments, and send one or more subsequent fragments accompanied by only some, but not all, of the nodes of the hash tree necessary to authenticate the one or more subsequent fragments with the other nodes that are not sent but are necessary for authentication having been previously sent in conjunction with a prior fragment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: John Solis, Kari Timo Juhani Kostiainen, Philip Ginzboorg, Nadarajah Asokan, Joerg Ott, Cheng Luo
  • Patent number: 8342811
    Abstract: A sensor assembly for measuring movements of a fluid pump driven by an electric motor, the electric motor connectable to a feed voltage, the sensor assembly comprising an accelerometer electrically connected to a bias circuit, the latter comprising a feed terminal electrically connectable to the feed voltage of the motor and a signal terminal electrically connectable to an external measuring terminal. A fluid pump is also described, comprising a cylinder, a piston, a housing comprising a hermetic terminal and hermetically enclosing the cylinder and the piston, thus forming a hermetic assembly, the piston driven by an electric motor, the electric motor connected to an electric voltage by a pair of voltage terminals associated to the hermetic terminal, the fluid pump comprising a sensor assembly associated to the cylinder comprising a feed terminal connected to one of the voltage terminals and a signal terminal electrically connected to an external measuring circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool S.A.
    Inventor: Egidio Berwanger
  • Patent number: 8344213
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated XB14Y10 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XB14Y10, cells from soybean variety XB14Y10, plants of soybean XB14Y10, and plant parts of soybean variety XB14Y10. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XB14Y10 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic, mutant trait, and/or native trait into soybean variety XB14Y10, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XB14Y10. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XB14Y10 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley R. Hedges, Steven R. Schnebly, Kari Greason
  • Patent number: 8342763
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for a portable printer are provided. Personnel utilize features of the printer to manage products, store information on labels, and aid in shipping. A low battery shut-off feature shuts down the printer at a set battery power percentage; a battery charge control feature controls battery charging to stay within a set range of state of charge values to ensure longer battery life; a ribbon cartridge insertion feature allows for easy replacement of the ribbon cartridge; ribbon cartridge locating features lock the ribbon cartridge into place for printing; a ribbon guiding feature adjusts the ribbon during printing to reduce wrinkles; an RFID coupler mounting feature mounts and shields an RFID coupler inside the printer; a media guide locking feature fixes the media position to prevent misalignment; and a media alignment feature allows the user to properly align the media with the printhead during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventors: Huy Vo, Hussam E. Eassa, Michael L. Lamontagne, Brian Stormont, Gregory J. Klein, Michael E. Leclerc, Richard J. Preliasco, Roy P. Lyman, David F. Beck, Craig A. Horrocks
  • Patent number: 8344145
    Abstract: The invention relates to salts of 2-substituted quinolines, the manufacturing method for same, and use of the same for the production of drugs. Said salts are advantageous in that the same can be obtained in crystalline form, which facilitates their implementation in the manufacture of pharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement
    Inventors: Alain Fournet, Nashira Campos Vieira, Bruno Figadere, Blandine Seon Meniel, Joël Vacus, Philippe Loiseau, Rodolphe Baudoin
  • Patent number: 8343462
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations for use in medical or diagnostic procedures comprising a stabilizing agent alone or in combination with an osmotic agent. In one embodiment, the stabilizing agent is a natural hydrocolloid, preferably locust bean gum, and the osmotic agent is a sugar-based compound, preferably mannitol. The present invention also relates to formulations and methods for distending an anatomic segment. The present invention further relates to formulations and methods for delineating an anatomic segment on a diagnostic image, for example. The formulations of the present invention are especially suitable for use with diagnostic imaging procedures including, but not limited to, magnetic resonance imaging (MR), computer assisted tomography (CT), and CT-PET (position emission tomography), as well as other medical and therapeutic uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Bracco Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Lauenstein, Jorg F. Debatin, Hubert Schneemann
  • Patent number: 8342735
    Abstract: A biological or chemical reactor (2) has an inner vessel (4) disposed within an outer vessel (6) and an annular space (16) defined therebetween in which fluid is to be contained. The fluid comprises reactants of a biological or chemical reaction. A reaction support (10a) is disposed in an opening in a wall of one of the vessels and is designed to support a structure such as a scaffold that receives fluid under pressure from the annular space. The reactor generates hydrodynamic pressure and shear stress in the fluid within the annular space, upon relative rotational movement between the vessels so as to drive the fluid through intersticies in the scaffold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: University of Strathclyde
    Inventors: Richard A. Black, Stephen John Curran, James Blackhurst
  • Patent number: 8344214
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated XB08U10 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XB08U10, cells from soybean variety XB08U10, plants of soybean XB08U10, and plant parts of soybean variety XB08U10. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XB08U10 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic, mutant trait, and/or native trait into soybean variety XB08U10, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XB08U10. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XB08U10 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley R. Hedges
  • Patent number: 8344224
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13A491 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing hybrid maize variety X13A491 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13A491 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X13A491, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13A491. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13A491.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Jon Ross, Dennis James Dolan, David L. Benson
  • Patent number: 8341920
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a metal door. The door includes a pair of sheet metal door panels. Each of the door panels includes a central body portion with top, bottom and opposing side edges. The doors include an integral flange along each side edge of each panel. The integral flange extends generally perpendicular to the central body portion. An integral inturned lip can be located along each flange and extend substantially parallel to the central body portion. The door panels are positioned such that the central body portions are in an opposing spaced apart relation to one another with the flanges adjacent to and aligned with one another. The inturned lips are positioned in contacting face-to-face relation. The metal door also includes an elongate connector overlying and clamping together each face-to-face pair of inturned lips to maintain the door panels in assembled relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Everlast Doors Industries, SA
    Inventor: Anibal J. Tavarez
  • Patent number: 8344212
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated XBP47006 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XBP47006, cells from soybean variety XBP47006, plants of soybean XBP47006, and plant parts of soybean variety XBP47006. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XBP47006 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic, mutant trait, and/or native trait into soybean variety XBP47006, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XBP47006. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XBP47006 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8344215
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated XB39E10 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XB39E10, cells from soybean variety XB39E10, plants of soybean XB39E10, and plant parts of soybean variety XB39E10. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XB39E10 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic, mutant trait, and/or native trait into soybean variety XB39E10, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XB39E10. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XB39E10 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas C. Corbin
  • Patent number: 8342279
    Abstract: A modular vehicle and an associated method of constructing a modular vehicle are provided. A modular vehicle includes a chassis and a plurality of docking fixtures carried by the chassis. The docking fixtures may include an electrical power connection and optionally a fluid connection. The docking fixtures may provide for data communications via data communication connections or via the electrical power connections. The modular vehicle may also include a plurality of modules removably connected to respective ones of the docking fixtures. The plurality of modules may include at least one of an energy supply module an energy storage module or a cooling module. At least one module may include an electrical power connection coupled to the electrical power connection of a docking fixture and optionally a fluid connection coupled to the fluid connection of a docking fixture. At least one module may also provide for data communications with a docking fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Howard C. Florus, David E. Hall
  • Patent number: 8346945
    Abstract: Various embodiments of present invention relate to the synchronization of an SDP stream to the media stream. In various embodiments, the SDP-consuming application initiates a FLUTE receiver and retrieves new versions of the SDP file. The terminal also retrieves information from the RTCP layer about the current sender time. The sender time is indicated as an NTP timestamp in RTCP sender reports. The receiver indicates to the player that the new SDP file will be valid after some time period. Various embodiments of the present invention also cover the behavior of a terminal upon receiving an SDP update. Still further, various embodiments of the present invention provides for richer out-of-band ESG delivery than conventional systems, permitting more meaningful session updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Imed Bouazizi
  • Patent number: 8342045
    Abstract: A method of recording data relating to the posture of a subject and assessing the data so as to categorize said data into activities, including sitting, walking and standing. The method comprises sensing the movement of the thigh by use of a single sensor; recording the movement of the thigh; and processing the data so as to classify the data into discrete ones of said activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: University of Strathclyde
    Inventors: Douglas James Maxwell, Malcolm Howard Granat, Joseph Cyril Barbenel
  • Patent number: 8345019
    Abstract: A resistive touchscreen system comprises a substrate, a coversheet and a controller. The coversheet comprises a first conductive coating and the substrate comprises a second conductive coating. The substrate and coversheet are positioned proximate each other such that the first conductive coating faces the second conductive coating, and the substrate and coversheet are electrically disconnected with respect to each other in the absence of a touch. The controller is configured to (a) identify a multiple touch state when the substrate and coversheet are electrically connected with respect to each other at at least two touch locations, (b) to detect, over time, a plurality of apparent touch coordinates, (c) identify two possible X coordinates and two possible Y coordinates associated with at least one of the apparent touch coordinates, and (d) identify coordinate locations of two touches based on the apparent touch coordinates and the two possible X and Y coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry M. D'Souza, Joel C. Kent
  • Patent number: 8345676
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method and device for charging of data reaching a network element of a communication network during a data session, the data session comprising a plurality of data flows, with each flow being distinguishable by a set of flow parameters. The method includes enforcing a charging policy at the network element to be applied to the data, wherein the charging policy defines charging rules per flow, observing the data reaching the network element and detecting at least one flow of data, matching the detected flow of data to an enforced charging policy, and applying the matching charging policy to the data flow, thereby generating charging information. A method and device is also provided for supplying a network element with a charging policy to be enforced at the network element for charging of data reaching the network element of a communication network during a data session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Elena Lialiamou, Marco Stura, Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Anne Narhi
  • Patent number: 8344225
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X08A182 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing hybrid maize variety X08A182 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08A182 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X08A182, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X08A182. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X08A182.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Jon Ross, Stephen William Noble, Jr., David Walter Whitaker
  • Patent number: 8346862
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for sending and receiving sound based messages in an efficient way between one or several mobile communication terminals, a mobile communication terminal, a computer program, and a system and method for handling an audio messaging service (AMS) chat session between mobile communication apparatuses. The methods for sending and receiving comprises steps for handling AMS chat sessions in the mobile communication apparatus. The mobile communication comprises means for handling AMS chat sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Christian Kraft, Peter Dam Nielsen