Patents Represented by Attorney Alston & Bird LLP
  • Patent number: 8324558
    Abstract: The device (10) according to the invention for counting and detecting flat products (14) comprises a light source (16) having an illumination beam profile (24), an optical sensor (18) having a detection beam profile (30) and an evaluation unit (20) connected to the optical sensor (18). The detection beam profile (30) overlaps the illumination beam profile (24) in a detection region in which a section (33) of a surface profile of the flat products (14) is illuminated, the section being at least partially delimited by the illumination beam profile (24). A detection signal generated by the optical sensor (18) is fed to the evaluation unit (20), which determines therefrom the number of flat products located in the detection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ferag AG
    Inventors: Steven Brossi, Carl Conrad Maeder
  • Patent number: 8324634
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a substrate, a conductive layer deposited on a substrate and an epitaxial layer deposited on the conductive layer. The conductive layer is patterned to include a first pattern. The first pattern includes a major surface and a plurality of grids defined in the major surface. The major surface includes a plurality of first lines and a connecting portion. The connecting portion is connected to an electrode. The epitaxial layer covers the grids and the first lines between the adjacent grids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: BYD Company Limited
    Inventors: Xilin Su, Hongpo Hu, Chunlin Xie, Wang Zhang, Qiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8325978
    Abstract: A method for providing adaptive gesture analysis may include dividing a distance range into a plurality of depth ranges, generating a plurality of intensity images for at least two image frames, each of the intensity images providing image data indicative of a presence of objects at a corresponding depth range for a respective image frame, determining motion variation between the two image frames for each corresponding depth range, and determining depth of a target based at least in part on the motion variation. An apparatus and computer program product corresponding to the method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Xiujuan Chai, Kongqiao Wang
  • Patent number: 8325159
    Abstract: A touch sensor comprises a substrate capable of propagating acoustic waves and includes a first surface having a touch sensitive region. A first sidewall intersects the first surface along a first edge. The first edge is configured to propagate a first acoustic wave along the first edge. The first acoustic wave may be a one-dimensional edge wave. A wave converter converts the first acoustic wave to a second acoustic wave, and the first surface is configured to propagate the second acoustic wave across the touch sensitive region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel C. Kent, Paulo I. Gomes, Robert Adler
  • Patent number: 8324150
    Abstract: Use of VPg proteins, fragments or analogs thereof having the ability to bind an eukaryotic initiation factor eIF4E, for inhibiting cell-proliferation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics—Polish Academy of Sciences, Universite Joseph Fourier
    Inventors: Jadwiga Chroboczek, Wlodzimierz Zagorski, Renata Grzela
  • Patent number: 8322079
    Abstract: A sash window includes two window frames disposed in lateral juxtaposition and each including a head member, a sill member and a pair of jamb members connected together into a rectangular configuration, and a pair of upper and lower sashes supported within a respective one of the window frames. A sill nose facing member is mounted to exterior sides of the sill members and extends continuously from an outer end of one sill member to an outer end of the other sill member. Each window frame has miter joints at corners thereof so as to provide sufficient structural strength. The miter joints formed between the sill member and the jamb members are covered or concealed and do not deteriorate an aesthetic appearance of the sash window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: YKK Corporation of America
    Inventors: John Patrick Daniels, Jin Goto, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Akio Ozawa, Tsutomu Ito
  • Patent number: 8318493
    Abstract: Methods and compositions using populations of randomized modified FRT recombination sites to identify, isolate and/or characterize modified FRT recombination sites are provided. The recombinogenic modified FRT recombination sites can be employed in a variety of methods for targeted recombination of polynucleotides of interest, including methods to recombine polynucleotides, assess promoter activity, directly select transformed organisms, minimize or eliminate expression resulting from random integration into the genome of an organism, such as a plant, remove polynucleotides of interest, combine multiple transfer cassettes, invert or excise a polynucleotide, and identify and/or characterize transcriptional regulating regions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Yumin Tao, Dennis L. Bidney, William J. Gordon-Kamm, Leszek A. Lyznik
  • Patent number: 8319752
    Abstract: A touch pad (101) includes transducers (201-204) for receiving acoustic signals resulting from touch events, such as the continuous movement of a fingertip across the surface (105) of the touch pad. The acoustic signals are acquired at different transducer locations in the surface. Signals from different transducers are combined, preferably in antiphase, to improve signal characteristics. The transducer signals are supplied to a stereo analogue to digital converter (407). Phase differences (706) are obtained and compared (703) with phase difference profiles (607) of known location, in order to identify the location of the touch event. An index (606) is used to identify candidate locations to reduce the amount of processing. Interpolation (705) is used to locate the touch event between profile locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Richard Hardie-Bick
  • Patent number: 8318307
    Abstract: A method of improving the material properties of a composite by electrodepositing various polymers, organic compounds or inorganic compounds onto each individual carbon (graphite) fiber strand, whether individual fiber or as a fabric to form an homogeneous chemically-bonded composite as opposed to the formation of a heterogeneous, non-chemically bonded composite. Thus, electrodeposition forms a unique discrete interface at the molecular layer (nanolayer) between the reinforcement (fiber) and the matrix (resin) over as opposed to any previous resin infusion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrd, Stephen C. Amundson, Robert H. Coker, III
  • Patent number: 8319036
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated XBP09004 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XBP09004, cells from soybean variety XBP09004, plants of soybean XBP09004, and plant parts of soybean variety XBP09004. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XBP09004 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic, mutant trait, and/or native trait into soybean variety XBP09004, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XBP09004. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XBP09004 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Fabrizius, Michael T. Roach
  • Patent number: 8319037
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated XBP27004 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XBP27004, cells from soybean variety XBP27004, plants of soybean XBP27004, and plant parts of soybean variety XBP27004. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XBP27004 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic, mutant trait, and/or native trait into soybean variety XBP27004, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XBP27004. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XBP27004 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventor: Leon G. Streit
  • Patent number: 8318444
    Abstract: Methods and kits for measuring levels of von Willebrand factor function in a sample without using a platelet aggregation agonist, such as ristocetin, comprising recombinant glycoprotein Ib? having at least two of a G233V, D235Y and M239V mutations and an agent to detect a complex between the recombinant glycoprotein Ib? and von Willebrand factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Blood Center Research Foundation, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Montgomery
  • Patent number: 8321356
    Abstract: Real-time costing information is provided by a central knowledge base in communication with a database. The central knowledge base provides an application programming interface (API) through which queries are run on the content in the database. The database content includes a harmonized system (HS) module holding an HS tree unified across multiple countries, a tariffs module holding tariffs applicable to goods classified in the unified HS tree, and a freight rates module holding rules and data for calculating freight rates for a shipment of goods. A knowledge workbench includes a catalog harmonizer that enables goods in a catalog to be harmonized according to one or more countries' HS trees and the results to be stored in the database. An applications server provides applications for generating queries for costing information, such as landed cost estimates, analyzing the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Antony A Awaida, Nathan Arroyo
  • Patent number: 8321469
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to systems and methods for gathering information about nonnative data, comparing nonnative data elements to information defining nonnative data, comparing native data elements to information defining native data, establishing transformation rules, and integrating the nonnative and native data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Russell Suereth, William Ennis, Gerard Clavens
  • Patent number: 8317935
    Abstract: A dishwasher apparatus includes a cover member and a sound absorbing device. The sound absorbing device comprises a sound absorbing element attached to the cover member and a motor guard attached to the sound absorbing element. A portion of the motor guard is positioned between a portion of the motor and a portion of the sound absorbing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Haeberle, Dennis Allen Poyner
  • Patent number: 8318042
    Abstract: Chemical polishing solutions and methods are disclosed for the chemical polishing of GaAs wafers. An exemplary chemical polishing solution consistent with the innovations herein may comprise dichloroisocyanurate, sulfonate, acid pyrophosphate, bicarbonate and carbonate. An exemplary chemical polishing method may comprise polishing a wafer in a chemical polishing apparatus in the presence of such a chemical polishing solution. Chemical polishing solutions and methods herein make it possible, for example, to improve wafer quality, decrease costs, and/or reduce environmental pollution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: AXT Inc.
    Inventors: Tan Kaixie, Gu Yan, Wang Yuanli
  • Patent number: D671650
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Dental Components LLC
    Inventor: Brad J. Donaldson
  • Patent number: D671708
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Eat The Ball Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Hobel
  • Patent number: D671982
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Silhouette International Schmied AG
    Inventor: Gerhard Fuchs
  • Patent number: D671983
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Silhouette International Schmied AG
    Inventor: Gerhard Fuchs