Patents Represented by Attorney Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Patent number: 8352102
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is an interactive navigation device comprising at least one navigation screen making it possible to display a graphical representation of at least one flight plan, a flight plan being composed of points and of segments. The device comprises means for displaying several flight plans simultaneously on the navigation screen at the same time as flight information text fields associated with the points of the said flight plans, the flight information fields being displayed in a manner contiguous with the points associated with them so as to be able to compare them conveniently. The device also comprises means for displaying on the navigation screen flight information fields associated with the segments of the flight plans, the said flight information fields being displayed in a manner contiguous with the segments associated with them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Guy Deker, Emmanuel Roux
  • Patent number: 8349057
    Abstract: Air filters comprising thin-walled textile filter bodies have to be cleaned periodically. According to a method known to this purpose, the filtered material is loosened using pressure pulses in a flushing air flow. According to the invention, for generating the pressure pulses a plurality of small, quick-acting valves are in each case briefly opened, the opening moments being adapted to one another in such a way that partial pulses released thereby arrive simultaneously at the inlet of a flushing line common thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Balcke-Durr GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Holten, Arnold Kalka, Miroslav Podhorsky, Horst Hoffmann, Friedel Kordas
  • Patent number: 8352918
    Abstract: A method and a system for verifying properties of a computer program is provided, pertaining to the validity of properties at program points by means of at least one forward analyser and one backward analyser. For each property, in an issuing phase an analyser issues to a centralizer module an assumption on the validity of the property at a point of the program, the centralizer module storing the assumption in a database with an attribute indicating the original analyser and a status indicating that the assumption needs to be verified; in a phase of verifying the assumption, stored in the database, a test analyser is selected to analyse the assumption in cooperation with the other analysers, the centralizer module determining analysers able to cooperate. The verification phase is iterated until all assumptions stored in the base have been analysed by at least one test analyser, a verified assumption being marked as valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventors: Pascal Cuoq, Benjamin Monate
  • Patent number: 8349115
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for fabrication of a patterned micro-architectural array by directional photo-fluidization of a polymer, which includes a process for formation of a micro-architectural array, the method comprising preparing a micro-fluidic device by bonding a rubber mold having a micro-pattern to a substrate, introducing a polymer solution to the micro-fluidic device, drying the polymer to form a polymer line array corresponding to a pattern of a micro-fluidic tube, inducing directional photo-fluidization by light radiation to control shape and size of the micro-architectural array, and applying metal to the polymer array having controlled structure by directional photo-fluidization then selectively removing the polymer, in order to transfer the shape of the polymer onto the micro-architectural array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
    Inventors: Jung-Ki Park, Seungwoo Lee, Jihye Lee
  • Patent number: 8344826
    Abstract: A phased-array antenna filter and diplexer for a super economical broadcast system are provided. The filter and diplexer includes a signal divider tee diplexer, a receive filter and a transmit filter. The diplexer includes a tee branch point, an antenna port, a transmit port and a receive port. The receive filter includes a flat, multi-pole bandpass filter, an input port and an output port, where the input port is coupled to the diplexer receive port to define a receive signal path, from the tee branch point to the receive input port, that has a length of approximately one quarter receive wavelength. The transmit filter includes a folded, multi-pole bandpass filter, an input port and an output port, where the output port is coupled to the diplexer transmit port to define a transmit signal path, from the tee branch point to the transmit output port, that has a length of approximately one quarter transmit wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Rossiter, Robert Dunning, Torbjorn Johnson
  • Patent number: 8345878
    Abstract: A method for generating one or more cryptographic keys between users A and B, in which A generates a public value sensitive to a MIM attack and decomposes it into m segments of redundancy o, and transmits this concatenated information with a reference message Na over the network via k routing paths and vice versa for B, A and B regenerate the common secret by recalculating the inverse transform of all the combinations of o segments and by choosing the value that is statistically most represented, gab˜ for A, and g˜ab for B, A sends a verification message corresponding to Nb from B encrypted with gab˜ and sends it to the party B, B decrypts the message from A with g˜ab and checks consistency with Nb, then refers to the acknowledgment message in the same way: {Na} g˜ab to validate the common secret between the two entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventor: Eric Grall
  • Patent number: 8345342
    Abstract: A photochromic structure includes a plastic support of optical grade with good light transparency, having at least one face with an adhesive layer impregnated with a solution of a solvent with photochromes, having a flexible host matrix for the photochromes, which is mounted by adhesion onto another support. A structure with a uniform flexible photochromic matrix, which has rapid transition times, notably a rapid relaxation time, is thus obtained. The structure is mountable, and advantageously repositionable. It is produced via a process using roll-milling combined with a system for dispensing the solvated solution of photochromes upstream of the rolls, via which a support strip of an adhesive is entrained by the rolls, and the adhesive is gradually impregnated and then laminated on another support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Thales, Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventors: Umberto Rossini, Anthony Saugey
  • Patent number: 8342577
    Abstract: A fitting for releasably coupling two structures and for maintaining fluid communication between the two structures has a first and second fitting member. The first fitting member includes a first ferromagnetic coupling element, and the second fitting member includes a second ferromagnetic coupling element. The first and second fitting members are constructed and arranged so as to be moved into engaged relation with one another and to be moved apart from on another so as to be separate from one another. Magnetic attraction between the first and second fitting members maintains the fitting members in engagement, and the fitting members are decoupled by applying force sufficient to overcome the magnetic attraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Schoenoff, Mark McMasters
  • Patent number: 8345960
    Abstract: A method for synthetic reconstruction of objects includes: extracting criteria from a knowledge base; extracting, from sensed signals filtered by the criteria, weak signals; extracting, from the weak signals, weak signals of interest; removing noise from and amplifying the weak signals of interest and obtaining useful weak signals; identifying useful direct information, from useful weak signals filtered by the criteria and supplying optimum criteria; reconstructing, using the useful direct information, information of interest; reconstructing, using the information of interest, useful information and supplying optimum criteria; reconstructing, based on the useful information, three-dimensional information, supplying a recognition state file and supplying the optimum criteria; and updating the criteria with the optimum criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Thales, SISPIA
    Inventors: Gérard Berginc, Ion Berechet, Stefan Berechet
  • Patent number: 8339154
    Abstract: A method for testing a line including an input/output pin of a programmable logic circuit, said line including at least one individual line extending from the input/output pin to a peripheral element, said input/output pin being able to be either at a high logic level or at a low logic level opposite to the high logic level. The method includes, between an initial driving instant and a final driving instant, a step for driving the input/output pin in which a driving voltage is applied to the terminals of the input/output pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventor: Stéphane Bouyat
  • Patent number: 8339327
    Abstract: A circularly-polarized antenna is provided, and includes a conductive backplane with a plurality of panels, a vertical array of patch radiators disposed on one of the backplane panels, and a feed stripline disposed on the backplane panel. The backplane panels are vertical, planar, rectangular and form a right prism. The vertical array has a radiator spacing of one wavelength, each radiator has a face and four edges, and each edge has a length of approximately one half wavelength. The feed stripline includes an input coupled to a coaxial feed cable, and a pair of outputs, orthogonal in position and phase, coupled to each of the radiators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: John L. Schadler, Andre Skalina
  • Patent number: 8340594
    Abstract: A microwave channel multiplexing device comprises several elementary filters connected in parallel with a common output port by way of a transverse waveguide, each filter comprising a lower end fixed to a support common to all the filters and an upper end away from the support, an external peripheral wall, at least one internal cavity defining an internal channel, a signal input connected to the internal cavity and a signal output connected to the transverse waveguide. The multiplexing device furthermore comprises a conducto-radiative device coupled mechanically and thermally to at least two filters, the conducto-radiative device comprising at least one thermally conducting plate, and linked to the external peripheral walls of each of said at least two filters, the plate being fixed at the level of the upper end of the filters. The invention applies to the field of satellite telecommunications and more particularly to signals repetition devices aboard satellites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Joël Lagorsse, Jean-Claude Lacombe
  • Patent number: 8340861
    Abstract: A diagnostic system that includes a vehicle communication interface (VCI) and a diagnostic tool is provided. When the VCI and the diagnostic tool are coupled together through a wired connection, the VCI and the diagnostic tool can communicate with each other and provide power, as needed, to each other. The VCI and the diagnostic tool can also communicate with each other wirelessly when the are not directly coupled to each other. The VCI and the diagnostic tool are configured so that communication is uninterrupted when going from the wired connection to the wireless connection and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Lipscomb, Manokar Chinnadurai, Troy Liebl
  • Patent number: 8340855
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an automotive diagnostic tool which facilitates data communications between an automobile and diagnostic device, such as a personal computer. More particularly, the present invention relates to electrically isolating the data communications using a Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI) device situated between an automobile's communication diagnostic port and the personal computer. The VCI contains logic circuitry to translate the automobile's On Board Diagnostic (OBD II) signals to an embedded Ethernet controller. Ethernet signals are then non-galvanicly exchanged with an Ethernet to USB controller with an Ethernet transformer. A personal computer is attached via a USB cable to the VCI's Ethernet to USB Controller, permitting information exchange between the automobile and the personal computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Manokar Chinnadurai, Kurt Raichle, Paul Sontheimer
  • Patent number: 8336192
    Abstract: A method of collective fabrication of remotely interrogatable sensors, wherein the method may include fabricating fabricating a first series of first resonators exhibiting a first resonant frequency at ambient temperature and a first static capacitance and fabricating a second series of second resonators exhibiting a second resonant frequency at ambient temperature and a second static capacitance. The method may also include performing a series of electrical measurements of the set of the first series of first resonators and of the set of the second series of second resonators, so as to determine first pairs and second pairs of resonant frequency and of capacitance of each of the first and second resonators and performing a series of matching of a first resonator and of a second resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Senseor
    Inventors: Jean-François Leguen, Luc Chommeloux
  • Patent number: 8340856
    Abstract: A single input having multiple functions is provided. The single input having multiple functions may be used on off-board tools. In accordance with one embodiment, an off-board tool having a read/scroll actuator is provided. The read/scroll actuator, upon being actuated, performs either a read function or a scroll function. Another embodiment of an off-board tool having a display and capable of receiving information is provided. The off-board tool includes a contextual actuator having a first and a second mode. Actuation of the actuator in the first mode effectuates retrieval of information. Actuation of the actuator in the second mode effectuates display of at least a portion of the retrieved information. In accordance with another embodiment, an off-board device is provided. The off-board tool includes a display, read logic, scroll logic and a read/scroll actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Roberts, Hamid Namaky
  • Patent number: 8334084
    Abstract: A method for fabricating high aspect ratio nanostructures is provided. The method uses a nanomachining tip of an atomic force microscope to create an orthogonal series of isolated cuts that define a grid of high aspect ratio nanostructures in a work area on a substrate. Additional material can then be removed to smooth out at least one of the nanostructures in the work area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Rave LLC
    Inventor: Tod Evan Robinson
  • Patent number: 8333329
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a desuperheater spraying valve assembly. More particularly, the invention provides a new and improved valve assembly, whereby cooling liquid may be controllably injected into a gas or a liquid stream, typically steam, to selectively maintain the gas or liquid at a predetermined temperature level. In a possible embodiment of the present invention, a class V valve assembly is disclosed. It comprises an actuator coupled to a plug with a valve seat in the proximity of said plug. The plug is affixed to an actuator rod which transverses the body of the valve assembly. A spray tube may be affixed to said valve seat and at least one spray nozzle is affixed to a to the spray tube. The plug and said valve seat are conical in shape as to when said plug is inserted into said valve, they form a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Veaceslav Ignatan, Robert L. Fetterman
  • Patent number: 8329891
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for identification of agents that modulate cell attachment, cell migration and cell viability. Cancer and primary cells adhered to a matrix are treated with agent(s) that modulate ActRII signaling and cell adhesion. Agents are tested that modulate cell adhesion, detachment, invasion and viability. Agents that modulate the expression, phosphorylation, function and translocation of ActRII signaling pathway members also can predict agents that modulate cell adhesion, detachment, invasion and viability. The methods have utility in identifying agents that prevent cancer cell metastasis, wound dehiscence, aortic dissection and aid retina attachment and skin replacement and fertility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Genremedy LLC
    Inventors: Craig S. Atwood, Sivan Vadakkadath Meethal
  • Patent number: 8332105
    Abstract: A method and a system is described for controlling at least one compaction machine in which the oscillations propagating from the compaction machine in the ground are detected by means of a sensor at least at one relevant measuring location. The measured oscillation values as detected by the sensor are sent to a data-processing unit which then compares the same with a permissible oscillation limit value for the respective measuring location. Upon exceeding the limit value, at least one compaction parameter of the compaction machine is changed in such a way that the measured oscillation values as measured at the measuring location are set by a control loop circuit automatically to a value smaller than or equal to the oscillation limit value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: BOMAG GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Laux