Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Bryan Cave
  • Patent number: 8350808
    Abstract: Carrying cases (e.g., for a computer mouse) comprising a pad and a fastener (e.g., a zipper) around the perimeter of the pad that may form a mouse pad when the fastener is unfastened, and may be folded along a dimension and the fastener fastened to form a storage pouch. Such carrying cases may include a rim to prevent a mouse from sliding off of the mouse pad, an attachment mechanism that may include a strap, a snap button, or both, or a combination thereof. Embodiments are neoprene having a thickness of 1 to 5 mm, have a fold dimension between 15 and 30 cm, or both. The fastener may have a pull tab located at one end of the fold when the fastener is unfastened and at an opposite end of the fold when the fastener is fastened. Pads may be round, oval, or rectangular with rounded corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry P. Sween, Maaike Evers, Mike Simonian
  • Patent number: 8352168
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for minimizing or preventing runway incursion at airports by utilizing data packets of information transmitted over the voice communication channel used by pilots at the airport. The data packets of information contain the latitudinal and longitudinal position of the aircraft provided by an on board GPS receiver and a unique identifier for the aircraft, such as the tail number, which is then received by other aircraft on the same ground frequency, and the tower, and displayed on a geo-referenced map display of the airport provided to the pilots and the tower ground controller. The information may be updated by polling the various aircraft In this manner, information received from all active aircraft within an airport can be displayed on an electronic map of the airport which can be viewable by the pilots on the ground as well as the ground controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc.
    Inventor: Geoffrey S. M. Hedrick
  • Patent number: 8337275
    Abstract: The adjustable bra of the present invention includes an adjustment element that permits adjustment of the length of the front, adjustment of the length of the side, and/or adjustment of the length of the back, and/or adjustment of the cup size. The bra comprises a pair of bra cups and a band, the band comprising a front underbust band attached to and underlying the bra cups, a back band, and a pair of length adjustment elements for independently adjusting the length of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Redcats USA, L.P.
    Inventors: Michele Martins-Crawbuck, Jack Thekkekara, Diana Baradarian, Laura Davidson, Yefim Malakhov
  • Patent number: 8340339
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a headset system comprises a headset comprising a body and an earpiece, and a docking station comprising a receiving mechanism sized to receive a portion of the body. The earpiece can be located outside of the receiving mechanism when the portion of the body is coupled to the receiving mechanism. Other examples and embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorben Neu, Vijendra Nalwad, Carlos del Toro
  • Patent number: 8334784
    Abstract: Activity sensing in the home has a variety of important applications, including healthcare, entertainment, home automation, energy monitoring and post-occupancy research studies. Many existing systems for detecting occupant activity require large numbers of sensors, invasive vision systems, or extensive installation procedures. Disclosed is an approach that uses a single plug-in sensor to detect a variety of electrical events throughout the home. This sensor detects the electrical noise on residential power lines created by the abrupt switching of electrical devices and the noise created by certain devices while in operation. Machine learning techniques are used to recognize electrically noisy events such as turning on or off a particular light switch, a television set, or an electric stove. The system has been tested to evaluate system performance over time and in different types of houses. Results indicate that various electrical events can be learned and classified with accuracies ranging from 85-90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Belkin International Inc.
    Inventors: Shwetak N. Patel, Thomas M. Robertson, Gregory D. Abowd, Matthew S. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8335695
    Abstract: This invention provides for innovative methods of pricing generic drugs. In a preferred embodiment, wholesale acquisition costs of identified comparable brand drugs for the generic drugs to be priced according to the invention are identified as comparable brand drug values. The comparable brand drug values are averaged to calculate a stable, predictable benchmark value to be used to determine the price of the generic drug, according to methods of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Express Scripts, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Cedergreen
  • Patent number: 8333053
    Abstract: A system for automatically packaging prescription orders composed of one or more prescription containers. The system includes a printer for generating literature associated with each order and a packer for packing the prescription containers and the associated literature into a package. The packer has a scale or other means for determining the weight of the prescription containers. A packer controller calculates package weight information based on the container weight information. The package weight information is transmitted to a mail manifest system, which generates shipping information comprising postage. A labeler applies the shipping information to the package. The packer also includes a loading mechanism for inserting the prescription containers and the literature into the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Express Scripts, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Mahar
  • Patent number: 8334345
    Abstract: A kit for making a scenic display with a winter theme and a method for making a scenic display with a winter theme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Grant Cleveland
  • Patent number: 8331960
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media are provided for facilitating bidirectional communication between a wireless device, such as cellular device, and a paging operator's network operations center (NOC). Messages from the paging NOC are received over a paging network through paging circuitry included in the wireless device. Certain embodiments are directed to systems and methods for transmitting status messages or response messages pertaining to the received messages from the wireless device to the paging NOC through an alternate network, such as a cellular network or the Internet. Other embodiments are directed to systems and methods for displaying the received messages, and for determining and displaying user response actions, based on data included in the messages and/or stored on the wireless device. These systems and methods take advantage of the benefits provided by paging and wireless devices in order to maximize the reliability and minimize the delay associated with the messaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Critical Alert Systems LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Oshinsky, Ed Meyercord, Ted McNaught
  • Patent number: 8329886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to antibody molecules capable of specifically recognizing two regions of the ?-A4 peptide, wherein the first region comprises the amino acid sequence AEFRHDSGY as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1 or a fragment thereof and wherein the second region comprises the amino acid sequence VHHQKLVFFAEDVG as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 or a fragment thereof. Furthermore, nucleic acid molecules encoding the inventive antibody molecules and vectors and hosts comprising said nucleic acid molecules are disclosed. In addition, the present invention provides for compositions, preferably pharmaceutical or diagnostic compositions, comprising the compounds of the invention as well as for specific uses of the antibody molecules, nucleic acid molecules, vectors or hosts of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Hoffman-La Roche Inc., Morphosys AG
    Inventors: Michael Bardroff, Bernd Bohrmann, Manfred Brockhaus, Walter Huber, Titus Kretzschmar, Hansruedi Loetscher, Corinna Löhning, Christer Nordstedt, Christine Rothe
  • Patent number: 8327770
    Abstract: A trolley for transporting the rider supported by a harness on a cable or rope, the trolley having a mounting plate configured with a connection point to receive the rider's harness, a pulley rotatably mounted to the mounting plate to support the plate on the cable or rope, and a friction shoe mounted on the plate forward of the pulley to contact the upper portion of the cable or rope, wherein the connection point is located beneath the cable or rope between the centers of the pulley and the friction shoe. The apparatus may also provide a manually operated brake handle to allow the rider to selectively apply braking force to reduce the speed of the trolley on the cable as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventors: Daniel Blair Boren, Brett J. Epstein, Jason B. Hickman, David J. W. Lovinger, Gary P. Prus, James R. Wilson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8329395
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing thiamin products using a microorganism containing a mutation that causes it to overproduce and release thiamin products into the medium. Biologically pure cultures of the microorganisms and isolated polynucleotides containing the mutations are also provided. In addition, methods for detecting a pathogenic microorganism in a clinical sample, assays for identifying an antibiotic, as well as, antibiotics identified by such assays are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Markus G. Goese, John B. Perkins, Ghislain Schyns
  • Patent number: 8323461
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrochemical apparatus for processing a fluid comprising: an electrode; a solid electrolyte; and means for providing forced flow through the apparatus of a fluid to be processed, wherein the apparatus is arranged such that when the fluid to be processed is introduced into the apparatus there exists at least one three phase interface between the electrode, the solid electrolyte and the fluid to be processed and such that the fluid forming part of the three phase interface undergoes forced flow through the apparatus, and methods in which the electrochemical apparatus is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Electrolytic Ozone, Inc.
    Inventor: Geofferey Alan Scarsbrook
  • Patent number: 8322572
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a beverage dispenser formed in the shape of a gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Jesse Jonah White
  • Patent number: 8325831
    Abstract: An integer frequency offset estimation scheme in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)-based system is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sungkyunkwan University Foundation for Corporate Collaboration
    Inventors: Youngyoon Lee, Seokho Yoon, Taeung Yoon, Dahae Chong
  • Patent number: 8319191
    Abstract: Embodiments of sensor systems and related methods of operating and manufacturing the same are described herein. The sensor systems can be used to detect atomic or subatomic particles or radiation. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents, a body corporate of the State of Arizona, Acting for and on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventor: David R. Allee
  • Patent number: 8319730
    Abstract: Embodiments of peripheral pointing devices and methods for manufacturing the same are generally described herein. In at least one embodiment, a peripheral device comprises a housing, one or more buttons at a first side of the housing, a displacement tracker at a second side of the housing, a keypad comprising keys at the second side of the housing; and a keypress restrictor coupled to the housing. Other examples, embodiments, and related methods are further described below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Belkin International Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Sesto
  • Patent number: D671533
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorben Neu, Yuji Ikeda, Joseph Chong, Vijendra Nalwad
  • Patent number: D672351
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Belkin International Inc.
    Inventors: Abraham Camacho, Oliver Duncan Seil, Avery Holleman, David A. Kleeman, Walter Tam, Ernesto Victor Quinteros, Eric Ulvog, Yuji Ikeda, Kenneth Mori, Thorben Neu, Justin Jakobson, Mitchell Suckle, Steven Lane, Dale Honda, Michael E. Wick
  • Patent number: D673001
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Bemon, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher R. Becze, Brian B. Monahan