Patents Represented by Law Firm Amster & Rothstein
  • Patent number: 8156772
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plate lock having a lock body and a hinged bar hoop. A first end of the hinged bar hoop is permanently secured to the lock body and a second end of the hinged bar hoop can be latched to the lock body. The hinged bar hoop has a plurality of hinged bars which are pivotally connected to one another via a respective hinged connection. The hinged bars have a first eye and a second eye, wherein the respective hinged connection between two hinged bars has at least one hinged pin in order to connect the first eye of the one hinged bar to the second eye of the other hinged bar. The respective hinged bar has at least one bent metal wire or at least one folded sheet metal part which extends between the first eye and the second eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Abus August Bremicker Sohne KG
    Inventors: Joachim Buhl, Eduard Buchmüller
  • Patent number: 8152079
    Abstract: A first object of the present invention is a process for dry grinding of one or more mineral materials which include at least one calcium carbonate, characterized in that the said process includes the stages of: a) crushing the mineral material or materials in at least one crushing unit until a crushed material is obtained with a d95 of less than 10 cm; b) possibly improving the material crushed according to stage a); c) dry grinding the material crushed according to stage a) and/or b) in at least one grinding unit: (i) in the presence of at least one comb-type hydrophilic polymer containing at least one polyalkylene oxide function grafted on to at least one unsaturated ethylene monomer, (ii) in such a manner that the quantity of liquid in the said grinding unit is less than 15% by dry weight of the said material crushed in the said crushing unit; d) possibly classifying the material dry ground according to stage c) with at least one classification unit; e) possibly repeating stages c) and/or d) on all
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Omya Development AG
    Inventors: Matthias Buri, Patrick A. C. Gane, René Vinzenz Blum
  • Patent number: 8152190
    Abstract: A stem connecting the handlebars and steerable fork of a cycle has one tube attached to the handlebars and another tube attached to the steerable fork with the tubes capable of being rotated and locked with respect to one another. This arrangement allows for various configurations of the handlebars and fork including the typical riding configuration as well as an alternate configuration where the handlebars are folded with respect to the fork. Change in configuration is accomplished without tools by way of a biased locking arrangement for the tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Alejandro Lacreu
  • Patent number: 8142629
    Abstract: A biosensor according to the present invention comprises a support 1, a conductive layer 2 composed of an electrical conductive material such as noble metal, for example gold, palladium or the like, and carbon, slits 3a and 3b parallel to the side of the support 1, slits 4a and 4b vertical to the side of the support 1, a working electrode 5, a counter electrode 6, a detecting electrode 7, a spacer 8 which covers the working electrode 5, the counter electrode 6 and the detecting electrode 7 on the support 1, a rectangular cutout part 9 forming a specimen supply path, an inlet 9a of the specimen supply path, a reagent layer 12 formed by applying a reagent including an enzyme or the like to the working electrode 5, the counter electrode 6 and the detecting electrode 7, which is exposed from the cutout part 9 of the spacer 8, and a cover 13 which covers the spacer 8, as shown in FIG. 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Masaki Fujiwara, Eriko Yamanishi, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Patent number: 8137919
    Abstract: A method of determining if a cancer patient is amenable to treatment with EGFR inhibitors including but not limited to cetuximab, panitumumab or erlotinib by the following steps: (a) Obtaining cells from a cancer patient's tumor; (b) Determining if said cells contain a biomarker that is predictive of a therapeutic response to response to treatment with cetuximab or panitumumab. The biomarker is the mutation status of the PIK3CA gene and the expression status of the PTEN gene. Tumors that harbor activating mutations in Exon 9 and 20 of the PIK3CA gene or which show loss of PTEN protein expression will be considered not likely to benefit from EGFR targeting therapies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Montefiore Medical Center
    Inventors: John M. Mariadason, Sanjay Goel
  • Patent number: 8139581
    Abstract: A data transfer application for concurrent transfer of data streams based on two or more transport layer protocols via a single one-way data link. The present invention provides a great degree of routing flexibility by providing seamless network connectivity under a plurality of transport layer protocols, such as TCP and UDP, between multiple source and destination platforms over a single one-way data link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Owl Computing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Mraz, James Hope
  • Patent number: 8135735
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes the steps of accessing, using one or more processors, data relating to visitors who have visited one or more websites, determining, using one or more processors, geographic areas corresponding to locations of the visitors, receiving, using one or more processors, one or more signals indicating a first request to provide at least a portion of data to be provided on a webpage, determining, using one or more processors, a geographic area from where the request originates; generating, using one or more processors, a subset of the data that pertains to the requested data based on: relevancy of the requested data to the geographic area from where the request originates, and relevancy of the requested data to the visitors that are located in or near the geographic area from where the request originates; and providing, using one or more processors, the subset of the data; and providing, using one or more processors, data that indicates whether or not the visitors found each item
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Geodex, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremiah L. Johnson, Gregory A. Pool, Edward Tisdale, Brian McArthur, Chris Holmes
  • Patent number: 8134632
    Abstract: The invention relates to a digital motion picture camera including at least one optoelectronic sensor device for the recording of motion pictures. The sensor device has, in an areal arrangement, a plurality of sensor elements for the generation of a respective received signal in dependence on a light exposure. The camera further has a control device for the controlling of the read-out of the received signals of the sensor elements as well as a digitizing device for the digitizing of the received signals. The camera moreover has an optical viewfinder for the visual observation of the motion pictures to be recorded and a beam deflection device which is interposed in front of the sensor device and by which the reception beam path can be split at least into one recording beam path for the sensor device and one viewfinder beam path for the optical viewfinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Arnold Richter Cine Technik GmbH and Co. Bertriebs KG
    Inventors: Robert Kandleinsberger, Tran Quoc Khanh, Michael Koppetz, Hermann Popp
  • Patent number: 8129183
    Abstract: In the ex vivo stimulation method of dendritic cells, the stimulation occurs with the lysate of tumor spheres (TS) of the solid tumors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: Gaetano Finocchiaro, Alfredo Martini, Serena Pellegatta
  • Patent number: 8129121
    Abstract: This invention provides methods of regulating fat storage in tissue by modulating the levels of Fibrate Induced Transcript 1 (FIT1) and/or Fibrate Induced Transcript 2 (FIT2), as well as diagnostic screens for disorders and conditions involving regulation of fat storage in tissue, assays for identifying agents that can regulate fat storage in tissue through modulating the levels of FIT1 and/or FIT2, and genetically altered mammals in which expression of FIT1 and/or FIT2 is altered in one or more tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignees: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventor: David L. Silver
  • Patent number: 8128609
    Abstract: An absorbent article is provided that includes a top sheet and a back sheet joined to form side seam regions. An absorbent core is disposed between the top sheet and the back sheet; and laterally oriented elastics are disposed between the top sheet and the back sheet. The elastics include a first elastic region disposed adjacent to the front end and a second elastic region disposed adjacent the first elastic region. The second elastic region includes one or more elastic elements that extend between the side seam regions. The elastic elements have internal cuts adjacent the side seams in a configuration that relieves elastic tension adjacent the side seams regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: First Quality Retail Services, LLC
    Inventors: Edward P Erdman, Nicole DiVittore
  • Patent number: 8128066
    Abstract: A door and board lifting device comprising a foot operated lever and locking means wherein said locking means is operative to releasably secure the lever in a substantially fixed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Ian Durrant
  • Patent number: 8123040
    Abstract: The invention is a device for characterizing the particle size distribution of powders, comprising a supply member, a discharge member, a weighing member, a continuous vibration member, a screening member and, optionally, a control member, said device being characterized in that the screening member is a member that rotates about a horizontal axis and has at least four positions corresponding to two screens of different mesh size, one release space and one anti-shock plate. Another subject of the invention is the use of such a device for characterization of the particle size distribution of powders and especially their in-line characterization, that is to say characterization during their manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Omya S.A.S.
    Inventor: Gil Largeaud
  • Patent number: 8123733
    Abstract: An absorbent article has an inside surface that faces a wearer's body when the absorbent article is worn, and an outside surface opposite the inside surface. The absorbent article includes a liquid pervious topsheet and a backsheet, at least a portion of the backsheet being liquid impervious. A front waist portion includes a first side front panel and a second side front panel. A back waist portion includes a first side back panel and a second side back panel. A crotch portion longitudinally extends between the front waist portion and the back waist portion. An absorbent assembly is disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet. A first fastening component is disposed at the first side front panel and a second fastening component is disposed at the second side front panel for respective attachment to the first side back panel and the second side back panel to fasten the absorbent article around the waist of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: First Quality Baby Products, LLC
    Inventor: Susan O'Connell
  • Patent number: 8123077
    Abstract: A squirting toy is comprised of a cylindrical housing and a piston that slides within to force water into or out of the housing via a hole therein. The housing is encased within a shell creating a water impervious volume sufficient for the toy to float in water. The shell is soft, so that the gun is not a safety hazard when left floating in a swimming pool. Handles associated with one or both actuating portions of the squirting toy are provided for gripping and operating the squirting toy more effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Easebon Services Limited
    Inventors: Boguslaw Orlowski, Veronica Wong, Francis Chia
  • Patent number: D655208
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Christian Dior Couture, S.A.
    Inventor: Mathieu Jamin
  • Patent number: D655552
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Town & Country Linen Corp.
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Beyda
  • Patent number: D655553
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Town & Country Linen Corp.
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Beyda
  • Patent number: D655920
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Christian Dior Couture, S.A.
    Inventors: Marie-Josée Cailleret, Léonardo Pucci
  • Patent number: D656259
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Well Trend Technology Development Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheuk Man Ku