Patents Represented by Attorney Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis, L.L.P.
  • Patent number: 7165166
    Abstract: A data processing system includes the data processing apparatuses formed with the VUPU architecture by combining a general-purpose data processing unit and a special-purpose data processing unit equipped with a data path unit for specialized data processing that is executed according to special-purpose instructions, and equipping the general-purpose data processing unit with a communication function for communicating with the general-purpose data processing unit in another data processing apparatus. In this invention, these data processing apparatuses are combined to form the system with plurality of specialized circuits, therefore, the data processing system in which parallel processing is performed by a plurality of specialized circuits can be provided economically and in a short time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Pacific Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Shintaro Shimogori, Shoichi Kamano, Toshiaki Kitajima
  • Patent number: 7094937
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions comprising C26H30 hexamantane, referred to herein as peri-condensed hexamantane, fully condensed hexamantane, and cyclohexamantane. These enriched cyclohexamantane compositions comprise at least 5 percent by weight cyclohexamantane based upon the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy E. Dahl, Robert M. Carlson
  • Patent number: 7090973
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated polypeptide and nucleic acid sequences derived from Bacteroides fragilis that are useful in diagnosis and therapy of pathological conditions; antibodies against the polypeptides; and methods for the production of the polypeptides. The invention also provides methods for the detection, prevention and treatment of pathological conditions resulting from bacterial infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Oscient Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    Inventor: Gary L. Breton
  • Patent number: 7076095
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sectioning an image into a plurality of regions, by which regions of an image having various features can be extracted stably in a form similar to what humans can perceive, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-kyun Kim, Dmitry Nikolayev
  • Patent number: 7061073
    Abstract: Novel uses of diamondoid-containing materials in the field of microelectronics are disclosed. Embodiments include, but are not limited to, thermally conductive films in integrated circuit packaging, low-k dielectric layers in integrated circuit multilevel interconnects, thermally conductive adhesive films, thermally conductive films in thermoelectric cooling devices, passivation films for integrated circuit devices (ICs), and field emission cathodes. The diamondoids employed in the present invention may be selected from lower diamondoids, as well as the newly provided higher diamondoids, including substituted and unsubstituted diamondoids. The higher diamondoids include tetramantane, pentamantane, hexamantane, heptamantane, octamantane, nonamantane, decamantane, and undecamantane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy E. Dahl, Robert M. Carlson, Shenggao Liu
  • Patent number: 7057124
    Abstract: A push switch apparatus includes a switch case adapted to be a base member, a switch mounted on the switch case, a switch cap made of an elastic material and supported on the switch case for covering the switch, a switch button supported by the base member and having an actuating portion for pushing the switch and an switch plate mounted on the switch case and arranged between the switch cap and the switch button. The switch plate having a contact surface contacts the switch button when the actuating portion of the switch button pushes the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyokazu Ieda, Eiji Mushiake, Takeshi Ito, Kazuyoshi Mori, Yuichi Murakami, Noriyasu Onishi, Teruya Tomiyasu
  • Patent number: 7052801
    Abstract: An anode thin film for a lithium secondary battery having a current collector and an anode active material layer formed thereon, wherein the anode active material layer contains an intermetallic compound of tin (Sn) and nickel (Ni). In particular, the intermetallic compound is Ni3Sn4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-sin Park, Joo-yeal Oh, Sung-man Lee, Hong-koo Baik
  • Patent number: 7053185
    Abstract: A method for producing an oligomeric form of ?-lactalbumin which is in the molten globule-like state is described. The method suitably comprises exposing a source of ?-lactalbumin in which the ?-lactalbumin is preferably in the molten globule-like state, to an ion exchange medium which has been pre-treated with casein or an active component thereof, such as oleic acid, and recovering ?-lactalbumin in an oligomeric form therefrom. Pre-treatment of the ion exchange medium, particularly with casein derived from human milk, has been found to significantly improve yields of the oligomeric form of ?-lactalbumin and means that it can be readily isolated from readily available sources such as bovine ?-lactalbumin. This form of ?-lactalbumin is useful therapeutically, in particular as an antibacterial agent and also as an anti-cancer therapeutic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: HAMLET Pharma AB
    Inventors: Catharina Svanborg, Per Anders Hakansson, Malin Wilhelmina Svensson
  • Patent number: 7047701
    Abstract: A jointing compound or plaster for construction elements, particularly paper-faced plasterboards. This plaster includes, in percentages by weight with respect to the total weight of plaster 50 to 85% of a mineral filler; 1 to 20% of an organic binder dispersible in an aqueous phase; 1 to 15% of a silicate-based agent other than the mineral filler; 0.2 to 5% of a hydrophobic agent which is a silicone derivative; 0.05 to 5% of polyvinyl alcohol; and water to make up to 100%. A method of producing a work such as a partition, a wall covering or a ceiling is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Lafarge Platres
    Inventors: Christian Bonetto, Pascal Bourne-Chastel, Alain Petit
  • Patent number: 7036748
    Abstract: A new method and apparatus for manufacturing powders of cemented carbide, cermets, ceramics and similar materials with good abrasive wear resistance starting from a slurry, wherein the slurry is introduced into a drop forming device including at least one essentially horizontal oriented rotating drop forming disk (12), from which the drops are slung out to solidify by centrifugal force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Sandvik AB
    Inventors: Alf Andersson, Bo Nelander, Ulf Jutterström
  • Patent number: 7037582
    Abstract: A series of paraffin compounds, the phase change materials (PCMs), were microencapsulated in an interfacial polymerization process to form the double-shell microcapsules with relatively low shell permeability. The inner shell is formed through the reaction between polypropylene glycols and bifunctional polyisocyanates and the outer through the reaction between bifunctional polyisocyanates and polyamines added in the continuous aqueous phase. The so prepared microencapsulated paraffin compounds emulsion can be used as the medium for temperature management in many fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Inventors: Jiangwei Xing, Yi Li, Edward Newton, Kwok-Wing Yeung
  • Patent number: 7033779
    Abstract: The invention concerns a novel method for producing hydroxylated and/or acetylated steroid comprising steps which consist in: culturing yeasts on a medium comprising at least a precursor of such hydroxylated and/or acetylated steroids; then isolating the hydroxylated and/or acetylated steroids from the medium after bioconversion. Said method is characterized in that said yeasts are yeasts transformed so as to express the product of Cyp7b gene. The invention also concerns the modified yeast strains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Transgene S.A.
    Inventors: Gilles Cauet, Eric Degryse, Pedro Vico, Richard Lathe
  • Patent number: 7030838
    Abstract: An image observation device which is so arranged that a user can look an image in through an ocular window thereof with the device being fitted to the user's head for example, that the image changes in linkage with movement of the user's head, and that unnecessary change of the image is prevented during the observation. The image observation device includes an eye access detector for detecting whether the user's eyes approach thereto or not, and includes, a controller by the operation of which the image changes in linkage with movement of the user's head only if the eye access detector detects that the user's eyes approach thereto, and by the operation of which the image does not change in linkage with movement of the user's head if the eye access detector does not detect that the user's eyes approach thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Ishibashi, Yasushi Kobayashi, Yasumasa Sugihara, Yasushi Tanijiri, Hideki Nagata
  • Patent number: 7025971
    Abstract: Novel methods for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of diseases caused by tissue-adhering bacteria are disclosed. By interacting with periplasmic molecular chaperones it is achieved that the assembly of pili is prevented or inhibited and thereby the infectivity of the bacteria is diminished. Also disclosed are methods for screening for drugs as well as methods for the de novo design of such drugs, methods which rely on novel computer drug modelling methods involving an approximative calculation of binding free energy between macromolecules. Finally, novel pyranosides which are believed to be capable of interacting with periplasmic molecular chaperones are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignees: Washington University, SIGA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Hultgren, Meta Kuehn, Zheng Xu, Derek Ogg, Mark Harris, Matti Lepisto, Charles Hal Jones, Jan Kihlberg
  • Patent number: D522618
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Asahi Organic Chemicals Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Matsushita
  • Patent number: H2170
    Abstract: Provided is a novel summer gasoline composition which is substantially free of oxygenates, contains less than 20 ppm sulfur, and is in compliance with the California Predictive Model. The gasoline composition is suitable for use in the summer, i.e., having a Reid vapor pressure of 7.0 or less, but also offers the advantages of low-emissions while being substantially free of oxygenates. The method for blending the gasoline comprises blending streams from a refinery in a controlled manner to maintain compliance with the California Predictive Model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Brundage, David A. Kohler
  • Patent number: H2181
    Abstract: A method for producing tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) in eukaryotic host cells is disclosed. Enhanced levels of t-PA production are obtained by co-amplification of the t-PA gene through treatment of cultures transformed with mutant or wild-type DHFR with methotrexate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur D. Levinson, Diane Pennica, William J. Kohr, Gordon A. Vehar, David V. Goeddel, Elizabeth M. Yelverton, Christian C. Simonsen
  • Patent number: H2210
    Abstract: Provided is a novel summer gasoline composition which is substantially free of oxygenates, contains less than 20 ppm sulfur, and is in compliance with the California Phase 3 Predictive Model. The gasoline composition is suitable for use in the summer, i.e., having a Reid vapor pressure of 7.2, and more preferably 7.0, or less, but also offers the advantages of low emissions while being substantially free of oxygenates. The method for blending the gasoline comprises blending streams from a refinery in a controlled manner to maintain compliance with the California Phase 3 Predictive Model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Chevron, U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Brundage, David A. Kohler
  • Patent number: H2248
    Abstract: Provide is a novel gasoline composition which is substantially free of oxygenates and is in compliance with the California Phase 3 Predictive Model. The gasoline composition is suitable for use in the winter months, i.e., having a Reid vapor pressure in the range of greater than 7.0 to about 15.0 psi. The method for blending the gasoline comprises blending streams from a refinery in a controlled manner to maintain compliance with the California Phase 3 Predictive Model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Brundage, David A. Kohler, Richard T. Engle
  • Patent number: H2249
    Abstract: Provide is a novel gasoline composition which is substantially free of oxygenates and is in compliance with the California Predictive Model. The gasoline composition is suitable for use in the winter months, i.e., having a Reid vapor pressure in the range of greater than 7.0 to about 15.0 psi. The method for blending the gasoline comprises blending streams from a refinery in a controlled manner to maintain compliance with the California Predictive Model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Brundage, David A. Kohler, Richard T. Engle