Patents Represented by Law Firm Amster & Rothstein
  • Patent number: 8349939
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composites, comprising inorganic and/or organic pigments and/or fillers in the form of microparticles, the surface of which is coated at least partially with finely divided nano-calcium carbonate with the help of binders based on copolymers comprising as monomers one or more dicarboxylic acids and one or more monomers from the group of diamines, triamines, dialkanolamines or trialkanolamines, a method for producing such composites, aqueous slurries thereof and their use in papermaking or in the field of paint and plastic production and the use of the inventive binders for coating the microparticles with nano-calcium carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Omya Development AG
    Inventors: Matthias Buri, Patrick A. C. Gane, René Vinzenz Blum
  • Patent number: 8353022
    Abstract: A bilateral data transfer system comprising a first node, a second node, a first one-way link for unidirectional transfer of first data from the first node to the second node, and a second one-way link for unidirectional transfer of second data from the second node to the first node, wherein the unidirectional transfer of the first data across the first one-way link and the unidirectional transfer of the second data across the second one-way link are independently administered by the bilateral data transfer system. Under such bilateral data transfer system, each of the one-way data links may be subject to separately administered security restrictions and data filtering processes. Hence, it enables secure bilateral communications across different network security domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Owl Computing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Charles Menoher, James Hope, Ronald Mraz
  • Patent number: 8352450
    Abstract: A database updating application for updating through a one-way data link a remote database in accordance with a change in a reference database is disclosed, which comprises a database trigger client associated with the reference database for generating a database update message in the form of a file or a data packet corresponding to the change in the reference database and sending the database update message to a send node interconnected to a receive node by the one-way data link, and a database trigger server associated with the remote database for receiving the database update message transmitted across the one-way data link and replicating the change on the remote database in accordance with the database update message. The present invention provides database update through a one-way data link that may be implemented efficiently in real time and with a mechanism for verifying the integrity and operability of the one-way data link for the purpose of database update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Owl Computing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Mraz, James Hope, Andrew Holmes
  • Patent number: 8349157
    Abstract: A biosensor is disclosed comprising a support; a conductive layer composed of an electrical conductive material such as a noble metal, for example gold or palladium, and carbon; slits parallel to and perpendicular to the side of the support; working, counter, and detecting electrodes; a spacer which covers the working, counter, and detecting electrodes on the support; a rectangular cutout in the spacer forming a specimen supply path; an inlet to the specimen supply path; a reagent layer formed by applying a reagent containing an enzyme to the working, counter, and detecting electrodes, which are exposed through the cutout in the spacer; and a cover over the spacer. The biosensor can be formed by a simple method, and provides a uniform reagent layer on the electrodes regardless of the reagent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Masaki Fujiwara, Eriko Yamanishi, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Patent number: 8344307
    Abstract: The invention relates to an image sensor, in particular to a CMOS sensor, having a plurality of light sensitive pixels arranged in rows and columns for the generation of output signals proportional to the exposure, wherein column lines are associated with the columns to supply the output signals to at least one column amplifier for amplification, wherein the at least one column amplifier cooperates with the column lines such that the amplification of the respective output signal depends on the capacitance of the respective column line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventor: Michael Cieslinski
  • Patent number: 8329289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composites, comprising inorganic and/or organic pigments and/or fillers in the form of microparticles, the surface of which is coated at least partially with finely divided nano-calcium carbonate with the help of binders based on copolymers comprising as monomers one or more dicarboxylic acids and one or more monomers from the group of diamines, triamines, dialkanolamines or trialkanolamines, a method for producing such composites, aqueous slurries thereof and their use in papermaking or in the field of paint and plastic production and the use of the inventive binders for coating the microparticles with nano-calcium carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Omya Development AG
    Inventors: Matthias Buri, Patrick A. C. Gane, René Vinzenz Blum
  • Patent number: 8324151
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for treating sepsis and septic shock using a combination of ghrelin and growth hormone, and for using ghrelin to reduce organ and tissue injury and improve survival after combined radiation exposure and sepsis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
    Inventor: Ping Wang
  • Patent number: 8318670
    Abstract: Provided are oligopeptide antigens to AI4-like T cells, and mouse proteins comprising those antigens. The oligopeptide antigens comprise the amino acid sequence XX(I/D/F/L)ENY(I/L)(E/W/Y)(L/M) or VMLENYTHL. Additionally provided are methods for treating a mammal having or at risk for type 1 diabetes using these antigens, or compounds which reduce or eliminate expression of these antigens. Kits comprising these antigens, and methods for determining whether a mammal is at risk for or has type 1 diabetes are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, The Jackson Laboratory
    Inventors: Teresa P. DiLorenzo, Scott M. Lieberman, David V. Serreze
  • Patent number: 8313016
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for axial positioning of a first pipe with respect to a second pipe for the welding of said pipes at their ends thereof of which the faces have been previously machined and define a joint plane, according to which a plurality of jacks are distributed around the first and second pipes, and said jacks are connected to a central processing and control unit. According to the invention, the movement of each of the jacks is controlled with respect to said external surface of the first and/or second pipe so as to align and center the internal end surfaces of the first and second pipes. The invention also relates to an associated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Jean-François Dagenais
  • Patent number: 8309525
    Abstract: Provided are methods of using humanin and humanin analogs to treat a mammal exhibiting or at risk for insulin resistance, increase insulin sensitivity in a mammal exhibiting or at risk for insulin resistance, treat type-2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and neurodegeneration, treat and prevent myocardial injury, and determine longevity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignees: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Nir Barzilai, Pinchas Cohen, Radhika Muzumdar
  • Patent number: 8308163
    Abstract: A table game system comprises cards and a card shooter apparatus. The cards include code elements that are arrayed as an ultraviolet-ray reaction code indicating at least the number of a card. The card shooter apparatus includes a card housing for containing cards, a card guide unit that guides cards pulled out one by one from the card housing, and one or more black light sensors that read the ultraviolet-ray reaction code from a card guided by the card guide unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 8304431
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of compounds and compositions of compounds having D4 and 5-HT2A antagonistic, partial agonistic or inverse agonistic activity for the treatment of the underlying dysregulation of the emotional functionality of mental disorders (i.e. affect instability-hypersensitivity-hyperaesthesia-dissociative phenomena-etc). The invention also relates to methods comprising administering to a patient diagnosed as having a neuropsychiatric disorder a pharmaceutical composition containing (i) compounds having D4 antagonistic, partial agonistic or inverse agonistic activity and (ii) compounds having 5-HT2A antagonistic, partial agonistic or inverse agonistic, and (iii) any known medicinal compound and compositions of said compounds. The combined D4 and 5-HT2A antagonistic, partial agonistic or inverse agonistic effects may reside within the same chemical or biological compound or in two different chemical and/or biological compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: PharmaNeuroBoost N.V.
    Inventor: Erik Buntinx
  • Patent number: 8302339
    Abstract: A display system utilizing a graphics box as a primary component is disclosed. The graphics box greatly increases the flexibility and aesthetic appeal of displayed graphics cards. The ability to mass produce the graphics box, use multiple graphics boxes to deliver displays of different size and information content and, especially, the ability to reuse the graphics boxes, means that costs of the disclosed display system are relatively low and are achievable without a decrease in the aesthetic appeal of the entire display. Structures for supporting the graphics box to further increase the flexibility of the display system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventors: Randy Pender, Van Stry Erik
  • Patent number: 8298756
    Abstract: Methods of isolating motile cells of interest from an animal tissue is provided. Also provided are methods of determining mRNA or protein expression of a gene in motile cells of interest from an animal tissue. Additionally, methods of determining whether a cancer in a tissue of a mammal is likely to metastasize are provided. Methods are also provided for inhibiting metastasis of a cancer in a tissue of a mammal. Further provided are methods of determining resistance of a motile cancer cell population in an animal tissue to a chemotherapeutic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Inventor: John S. Condeelis
  • Patent number: D671430
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Christian Dior Couture, S.A.
    Inventor: Mathieu Jamin
  • Patent number: D671431
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Christian Dior Couture, S.A.
    Inventor: Mathieu Jamin
  • Patent number: D671432
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Christian Dior Couture, S.A.
    Inventor: Mathieu Jamin
  • Patent number: D671932
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: ESI Cases & Accessories Inc.
    Inventor: Elliot Azoulay
  • Patent number: D671933
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: ESI Cases & Accessories Inc.
    Inventor: Joel Rodgers
  • Patent number: D673326
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: J.A. Cosmetics U.S. Inc.
    Inventor: Achelle Dunaway