Patents Represented by Attorney Burns & Levinson, LLP
  • Patent number: 8351045
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multispectral imaging are disclosed. The optical system includes 1) an array of optical elements, each optical element optically disposed to receive incident electromagnetic radiation; 2) a filter capable of substantially operating as a filter array, each filter element spectrally filtering electromagnetic radiation substantially into a spectral band having a predetermined central wavelength; and 3) a detector system capable of substantiality operating as a detector array of detector elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wavefront Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Mitchell, Thomas W. Stone
  • Patent number: 8350210
    Abstract: In one instance, an optical interconnection is embedded in a structure. The optical interconnection embedded in the structure enables interfacing electrical subsystems and sharing electrical signals across the structure by converting electrical signals into optical and vice a versa by means of the optical data pipe technology. The system of these teachings enables methods for decreasing the weight and size of the system, for decreasing sensitivity to electromagnetic interference and for obtaining data from the interior of a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wavefront Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas W. Stone
  • Patent number: 8350657
    Abstract: A power management module, provides an inductor including one or more electrical conductors disposed around a ferromagnetic ceramic element including one or more metal oxides having fluctuations in metal-oxide compositional uniformity less than or equal to 1.50 mol % throughout the ceramic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: L. Pierre deRochemont
  • Patent number: 8333978
    Abstract: Mycobacterium w or its components are found to have poly TLR antagonistic activity to induced TLRs by varieties of TLR ligands. The induced TLR against which inhibitory effect is seen includes TLR 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. They also display antagonistic activities to effects of TLR ligands. They are also useful in management of diseases wherein TLRs are over expressed, like sepsis, multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases multiple myeloma etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Cadila Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Indravadan Ambalal Modi, Bakulesh Mafatlal Khamar
  • Patent number: 8334108
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to a new functional protein S assay and kit that is based on the ability of endogenous protein S to prolong clotting time. In the assay procedure, a test plasma sample is diluted with protein S deficient plasma, followed by the addition of purified or recombinant tissue factor (pTF or rTF), purified natural or synthetic phospholipid (pPL or sPL) and activated protein C (APC) or protein C activator (PCA). The clotting time is then measured and compared to a standard curve or a normal control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Instrumentation Laboratory Company
    Inventors: Yong Dai, Biqing Ye, Kui Chen, Pau Bruguera, Daniel Lawson, Shamay Tang
  • Patent number: 8328108
    Abstract: A system and technique is disclosed for manufacturing multiple financial transaction cards substantially simultaneously even though their respective parameters, including the format of data in a readable/writable medium thereon, may vary from card to card. A card surface contains a writable/readable medium for storing variable data and human readable data. Variable data may be recorded on the writable/readable medium and may include an identifier which uniquely identifies the gift card from all other gift cards in the production set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Arroweye Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Huse, Doron Friedman, Ajay Singhvi
  • Patent number: 8321154
    Abstract: Markers are provided for detecting coronary artery disease. Levels of these markers are indicative of a patient being at risk of having or developing coronary artery disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: BG Medicine, Inc.
    Inventors: Aram S. Adourian, Doris Damian, Amir Handzel
  • Patent number: 8317490
    Abstract: A torque drive mechanism for a gas compressor incorporates one or more air or gas engine starters to initiate rotation of a gas compressor and its associated driving electric motor. The air or gas engine starters are advantageously driven by natural gas from a supply pipeline, where the natural gas is present at sufficient pressure to drive the starters even before the natural gas is compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: LDG Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: John B. Manning
  • Patent number: 8313710
    Abstract: A multilayered optical sensing patch, for the measurement of conditions, such as pH, oxygen level, etc, within containers, is provided. The multilayered optical sensing patch of the present invention is comprised of a heat sealable polymer substrate layer, and a polymeric sensing membrane later attached thereto. The polymer sensing membrane layer is formed of a porous polymer support membrane, and an optical sensing composition (comprising a reactive indicator) covalently bonded thereto. The heat sealable polymer substrate layer is capable of being securely bonded to the inner layer of bioreactor bags, as well as the porous polymer support substrate layer. Further, the porous polymer support membrane layer provides a firm supporting structure for the polymeric sensing layer, thereby protecting the optical sensing composition disposed therein from degradation/damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Polestar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James A Kane
  • Patent number: 8313633
    Abstract: A molecular recognition sensor system is provided incorporating a molecular imprinted nanosensor device formed by the process steps of: (a) fabricating using photolithography a pair of metallic electrodes separated by a microscale gap onto a first electrical insulation layer formed on a substrate; (b) applying a second electrical insulation layer on most of a top surface of said pairs of electrodes; (c) depositing additional metallic electrode material onto said electrode pairs using electrochemical deposition, thereby decreasing said microgap to a nano sized gap between said electrode pairs; (d) electrochemically polymerizing in said nanogap conductive monomers containing a target analyte, thereby forming a conducting polymer nanojunction in the gap between electrode pairs; and (e) immersing resultant sensor device in a solution which removes away the target analyte, and intermittently applying a voltage to the conducting polymer while it is immersed in said solution, thereby swelling and shrinking the co
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Polestar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiulan Li, Ranganathan Shashidhar, Yufeng Ma
  • Patent number: 8309899
    Abstract: Image acquisition systems utilizing a pixilated transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Science Research Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Shrenik Deliwala, Allen M. Flusberg
  • Patent number: 8308674
    Abstract: Multifunction needle/catheter devices and applications. In one instance, the device includes a substantially tubular and flexible catheter, where the catheter has an opening at an end of a distal section of the catheter and one or more apertures longitudinally spaced away from the end of the distal section, and a removable substantially rigid core capable of facilitating vein cannulization, the removable substantially rigid core being disposed within the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Mathew Motroni
  • Patent number: 8309270
    Abstract: The present teachings relate to solid oxide fuel cell systems featuring a novel design that provides improved thermal management of the system. The solid oxide fuel cell systems disclosed include gas channeling features that regulate the temperature of local areas of the system and protect thermal-sensitive current collection elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: CP SOFC IP, LLC
    Inventors: Caine Finnerty, Charles Robinson
  • Patent number: 8304244
    Abstract: What is described is a single reference material and method of making useful for calibrating or qualifying instruments that are diagnostic spectroscopically for bilirubin, hemoglobin, and hemoglobin fractions, and, optionally, diagnostic for other blood analytes by sensor means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Instrumentation Laboratory Company
    Inventors: Michael Pistorino, Prasad Pamidi
  • Patent number: 8298586
    Abstract: Disclosed are tissue graft compositions made of materials having different densities, methods of making, and methods of treatment for restoring tissues in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Acell Inc
    Inventors: Rodney W. Bosley, Jr., Clay Fette
  • Patent number: 8301770
    Abstract: A system and method for distributed uploading of content utilizes one or more viewer systems, coupled over a network to a remote content source, to upload transmit at least a portion of the content to a remote storage system along with authorization/identification indicia identifying the viewer system. In one embodiment, fractional portions of the same content program from multiple different viewer systems are aggregated at the remote storage system for subsequent download streaming to a requesting of the viewer systems for viewing thereby at a second time, which is time-shifted from the initial transmission from the content source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Right Brain Interface NV
    Inventors: Bart P. E. van Coppenolle, Philip W. J. Vandormael
  • Patent number: 8282982
    Abstract: A multi-layer drug coated medical device such as for example an expandable vascular drug eluting stent is formed by vacuum pulse spray techniques wherein each layer is irradiated to improve adhesion and/or drug elution properties prior to formation of subsequent layers. Layers may be homogeneous or of diverse drugs. Layers may incorporate a non-polymer elution-retarding material. Layers may alternate with one or more layers of non-polymer elution-retarding materials. Polymer binders and/or matrices are not used in the formation of the coatings, yet the pure drug coatings have good mechanical and elution rate properties. Systems, methods and medical device articles are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Exogenesis Corporation
    Inventors: Sean R. Kirkpatrick, Richard C. Svrluga
  • Patent number: 8277778
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel adjuvant Mycobacterium w and or its constituents and adjuvant containing composition, which contains antigen(s) with pharmaceutical acceptable carrier and its uses. Mycobacterium w and or its constituents when administered with antigen(s) to mammal results in enhanced immunogenicity of antigen. The enhanced immunogenicity manifests as humoral responses as well as cell mediated immunity. The adjuvant effect is seen with variety of antigens in various mammals irrespective of their immune status at the time of administration of Mycobacterium w and antigen containing composition. e.g. immune naïve or preimmunized status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    Inventors: Bakulesh Mafatlal Khamar, Rajiv Indravadan Modi, Indravadan Ambalal Modi, Prasanta Kumar Ghosh, Nirav Desai
  • Patent number: 8275746
    Abstract: Digital media content-on-demand hosting/delivery system for using an n-tier, multi dimension dynamic data technology to distribute digital content and manage information and comprising separate delivery and end-user systems with separate but compatible software, the hosting/delivery system being sub-divided into distributed hosting clusters serving small groups of users, ensuring local balance and overcoming diversity of connection/streaming speeds of end users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: V V S Virtual Video Systems (Canada) Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Vadavia, Claudio Castravelli
  • Patent number: D673404
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Tidy Books Europe Limited
    Inventor: Geraldine Grandidier