Patents Represented by Attorney Blank Rome LLP
  • Patent number: 8348516
    Abstract: A connector assembly has a cable assembly, plug assembly and a socket assembly. The socket assembly is a female member which is received within an opening at the front face of a panel. The plug assembly is a male member which then engages the socket at the front face of the panel. The cable assembly connects the cables carrying optical fibers to the plug assembly. As the socket assembly receives the plug assembly, doors on the respective housings open and ferrule carriers carried by the socket and plug assemblies mate. The plug assembly has a movable front end which permits the fibers to move in both horizontal and vertical directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: Richard F. Roth
  • Patent number: 8346521
    Abstract: A method of determining the feasibility of a proposed structure analysis process is disclosed. The process involved the electron beam excitation of x-rays from a multi-layered structure. The method comprises generating predicted x-ray data represents the x-ray excitation response of the multi-layered structure according to one or more sets of process conditions. The x-ray data are generated using structure data defining the structure and composition of the layers. The effects upon the x-ray data of changes to the structure data are then analyzed in accordance with one or more predetermined feasibility criteria, so as to determine the feasibility of performing the proposed structure analysis process upon the multi-layered structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Oxford Instruments Nanotechnology Tools Limited
    Inventors: Peter John Statham, Charles Penman
  • Patent number: 8343927
    Abstract: The invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprised of a chemical moiety attached to an active agent in a manner that substantially decreases the potential of the active agent to cause overdose or to be abused. When delivered at the proper dosage the pharmaceutical composition provides therapeutic activity similar to that of the parent active agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Shire LLC
    Inventors: Travis Mickle, Suma Krishnan, James Scott Moncrief, Christopher Lauderback
  • Patent number: 8344150
    Abstract: The present invention provides pyrrole end-capped bipyridine derivative having a general formula (1) useful for the detection of zinc ions in solution. The present invention also provides a process for the preparation of pyrrole end-capped bipyridine derivative having a general formula (1). The present invention further provides a dipstick device by coating the assay powder of formula (1) in alumina over a thermoplastic or a glass solid support. The detection event can be monitored by noting the color change and the intense fluorescence change on the surface of the dipstick. For zinc ions, in addition to the color change an intense fluorescence change from greenish-yellow to red is observed. Detection event by means of fluorescence change is selective for Zn2+ ions when compared with all other biologically important metal ions like Na+, K+, Ca2+; Mg2+, Cu2+. The present dipstick is reusable, and can conduct the analysis of different samples using same stick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    Inventors: Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh, Sivaramapanicker Sreejith
  • Patent number: 8346367
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for improving mobility and/or the quality of synovial fluid of an affected articular joint are disclosed, wherein the joint is associated with at least a first muscle group and at least a second muscle group each having an antagonistic relationship for effecting mobility of the joint through a range of motion when recruited by natural neural impulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Meagan Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Carroll
  • Patent number: 8346162
    Abstract: A system and method of reducing VSAT apertures via satellite MIMO is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: EMC SatCom Technologies
    Inventors: Sriram Jayasimha, Jyothendar Paladugula
  • Patent number: 8338504
    Abstract: A method of treating filler can include the steps of providing the filler, disposing silica within the filler so that a bulk density of the filler is approximately 24 to 26 pounds per cubic feet, forming a silane compound that includes silane and paraffin wax, and combining the silane compound with the filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: General Cable Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David Camillo, Mark R. Easter
  • Patent number: 8337102
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shutter device for camera used for small-sized digital equipment and includes a base forming a light transmission hole to expose a film or charge-coupled device (CCD) to laser beam; an electromagnet mounted on one side of the base; a driving arm which is mounted on one side of the electromagnet on the base so as to pivot on the base; a first shutter and a second shutter to open and close the light transmission hole, which pivots on the part of the base in association with the pivoting of the driving arm; and a magnetic which is installed on the driving arm and has the north magnetic pole and the south magnetic pole at opposite ends of the magnetic or on surfaces opposite to the electromagnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sung Woo Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-Soon Lim, Kyung-Ho Kim, Jin-Chul Ahn, Tae-Jin Kim, Ho-Young Jung
  • Patent number: 8340574
    Abstract: A system for enabling use of ultra-small aperture terminals in satellite communications is provided. The system comprises a transmitter configured to receive an input signal having information, a bandwidth, and an amplitude, replicate the input signal into two or more replications of the input signal, convert each of the two or more replications to have a frequency tuned to two or more corresponding satellite transponders while maintaining the bandwidth and all the information of the input signal, and combine the two or more replications into a single uplink signal. A transmit antenna is configured to transmit the uplink signal to the two or more satellite transponders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: EMC SatCom Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Abel Avellan, Sriram Jayasimha
  • Patent number: 8341289
    Abstract: A system and method for improving digital communication in a wireless mobile ad-hoc network. More specifically, the system includes one or more portable network devices operable to support the seamless operation of a self-initializing, self-healing, adaptive portable network. The portable network devices implement protocols that provide bandwidth management capabilities for use with radios, routers and other wireless network devices. Each portable network device includes at least one wireless transceiver, a processor and control software. The processor and control software are logically coupled to the wireless transceiver to facilitate digital communication via a plurality of communication channels with other network devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Rajant Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Hellhake, Martin A. Lamb, Joseph E. Parks, Rajashekhar Mansanpally
  • Patent number: 8335468
    Abstract: A technique for interference cancellation in a satellite communication system involves an autocorrelation on the hub signal to detect a periodicity in the hub signal, determining a search range for a delay in the hub echo signal in accordance with the periodicity, locating the delay in the hub echo signal, and performing the interference cancellation in accordance with the delay. In the case of periodicity, a delay is acquired (either true or false) that provides cancellation (provided that the period does not change). When the period changes, cancellation is discovered to be poor, and another delay (that may be true or false) is acquired that provides good cancellation and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: EMC SATCOM Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sriram Jayasimha, Jyothendar Paladugula
  • Patent number: 8328699
    Abstract: An exercise step with air-cushioning legs. The exercise step (1) includes a plate-shaped panel (10), and air-cushioning legs (30). Each of the air-cushioning legs is provided under the panel to support the panel, and absorbs a load applied to the panel by air cushioning effect. The exercise step has a high air cushioning effect, thus protecting a user's knees from injury, allowing the user to exercise in comfort and safety, and minimizing noise generated during a cushioning operation. Further, the exercise step prevents the panel from being deformed due to a load applied to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Equbic Product Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hee-sun Park
  • Patent number: 8317538
    Abstract: Disclosed is a terminating connector comprising a terminating connector housing, fastening means that are embodied monolithically with the connector housing and are used for fixing the terminating connector to a socket, and an insulating member which is rotatably mounted in the terminating connector housing and is used for retaining contact elements that can engage with corresponding contact elements in a socket insulating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Carle, Jörg Zenkner
  • Patent number: 8319104
    Abstract: A separator for a communication cable that comprises a body that includes at least first and second segments adapted to define a plurality of quadrants in the communication cable. The segments are substantially perpendicular to each other and define a junction point of the segments. Each of the segments includes a main portion and a terminal end remote from the junction point of the segments. Each of the terminal ends has a shape such that each of the terminal ends is wider than the main portions of the segments. At least one air pocket is defined between the terminal ends of the segments. The air pocket includes a gap sized such that the air pocket is substantially enclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: General Cable Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David P. Camp, II, Scott M. Brown, Robert D. Kenny
  • Patent number: 8318807
    Abstract: Cocrystals of pterostilbene are disclosed, including: pterostilbene:caffeine cocrystal, pterostilbene:carbamazepine cocrystal, pterostilbene:glutaric acid cocrystal, and pterostilbene:piperazine cocrystal. The pterostilbene:caffeine cocrystal is polymorphic. Forms I and II of the pterostilbene:caffeine cocrystal are disclosed. The therapeutic uses of the pterostilbene cocrystals and of pharmaceutical/nutraceutical compositions containing them are also disclosed. The disclosure sets out various methods of making and characterizing the pterostilbene cocrystals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Laurus Labs Private Limited
    Inventors: Nathan C. Schultheiss, Sarah J. Bethune
  • Patent number: 8307430
    Abstract: A system and method is provided to identify UDP attacks. A processor determines a spectral density of packet timing intervals, a natural distance between the spectral density and a uniform distribution, and a non-linear amplifier applying a non-linear amplification to the natural distance to detect a denial-of-service attack. It uses the concept of traffic statistics analysis, i.e., spectral densities of arrived-packet timing intervals, calculates the KL-distance measurement and makes decision based on the output of a non-linear Gaussian amplifier, with which one can easily adjust the amplifier via selecting different parameters of mean and variance to satisfy system requirements of false-positive and false-negative UDP attack detections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Riorey, Inc.
    Inventors: Hongda Chen, Lijin Lu
  • Patent number: 8303568
    Abstract: A multilumen catheter assembly including an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end and a first lumen having a sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end, a first distal opening disposed at the distal end, and a first guide wire opening disposed proximally of the distal end and co-planar with the sidewall. The assembly also includes a second lumen connected to the sidewall and extending from the proximal end toward the distal end, proximally of the distal end. The second lumen includes a second opening extending obliquely away from the sidewall distally toward the first distal opening and a second guide wire opening disposed proximally of the second opening and in a plane generally parallel to the sidewall. A method of inserting the catheter into a vessel is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas V. Gately, W. Perry Arnold
  • Patent number: 8306289
    Abstract: In MR imaging using a multi-coil device, multifrequency interpolation is combined with a convolution such as BOSCO to achieve simultaneous parallel reconstruction and off-resonance correction. The unaliased and deblurred image is calculated for each coil, and the final image is formed from the images for all of the coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: Craig H. Meyer, Weitian Chen, Peng Hu
  • Patent number: D671715
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sirota Holding Company, LLC
    Inventor: David B. Schottenstein
  • Patent number: D672284
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
    Inventor: Filippo Perini