Patents Represented by Attorney Burns & Levinson, LLP
  • Patent number: 8274136
    Abstract: A semiconductor patch antenna for microwave radiation having a wide pin-junction or pn-junction with the depletion region or embodiments having a separating buried oxide (SiO2) layer between p- and n-doped regions as the natural resonator volume. Embodiments that do not include a metal ground plane and/or a metal patch are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Sergey N. Makarov, Reinhold Ludwig, Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, John McNeill
  • Patent number: 8274565
    Abstract: In the method disclosed, three or more infrared images of a body having concealed objects are acquired, each image resulting in a response of a detector having a spectral sensitivity in the infrared that is analogous to one of the spectral sensitivities of the color response of the human eye, and each image corresponding to a different spectral sensitivity. At least the center of the spectral sensitivity corresponding to the Green response at the human eye is selected to allow increasing the detected radiation difference between the concealed object and the body. The responses of the detector to each of the three or more images are utilized to provide RGB signals to a display device. The color image displayed in the display device allows identifying the concealed object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Iscon Video Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Izrail Gorian, Galina Doubinina
  • Patent number: 8271945
    Abstract: A method of operating a set of devices comprises receiving a real-world description in the form of an instruction set of a markup language, the description including asset terms and effect terms, requesting assets and effects according to the description, modifying at least one asset according to at least one effect, and operating the devices according to the assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: AMBX UK Limited
    Inventors: David A. Eves, Richard S. Cole
  • Patent number: 8258080
    Abstract: Provided are methods of applying a tissue marking to a tissue and rendering said tissue marking colorless when desired, comprising implanting into the tissue an amount of the tissue marking in sufficient quantity to form a detectable marking, said tissue marking comprising at least one colored compound comprising a thermally activatable fragmentation group and at least one infrared absorbing compound, wherein the at least one colored compound is capable of being rendered colorless by unimolecular fragmentation of the thermally activatable fragmentation group when the tissue marking is non-imagewise exposed by a source of infrared radiation and applying sufficient infrared radiation to a sufficient amount of the tissue marking to render the tissue marking colorless when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Performance Indicator, LLC
    Inventors: Satish Agrawal, Roger Boggs
  • Patent number: 8254570
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a message securely between two entities, a sender and a receiver remotely located from each other and a system for carrying out the method is disclosed. The method includes using an array containing numbers based on the infinite sequence of value of ‘pi’; selecting a pattern and tracing and extracting the selected pattern along the numbers in the array sequentially to form a decimal number string. The decimal string is partitioned and converted to binary which is used as a cipher for coding the message by XORing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Karen Mary Artus
    Inventor: Raymonde Gene Clifford Artus
  • Patent number: 8252418
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a drug delivery system and method provide a member including a combination of a drug substance and a polymer or other material, and an encapsulating layer formed in an outer surface of the member by gas cluster ion beam irradiation of the outer surface of the member, which encapsulating layer is adapted to determine one or more characteristics of the drug delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Exogenesis Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen M. Blinn, Richard C. Svrluga
  • Patent number: 8246559
    Abstract: Weakened and restricted limb movement is aided by powered orthosis having one or more independent dimensions of controlled movement and a control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Allen H. Hoffman, Michael J. Scarsella, Steven P. Toddes, Daniel N. Abramovich
  • Patent number: 8247756
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present teachings provide for an efficient means to implement bidirectional data and signal channels in optical interconnects. Each optical interconnect channel may include two pairs of emitters and detectors that are imaged onto each other. Many such bidirectional optical channels may be simultaneously interconnected in dense two-dimensional arrays. The send or receive state of each bidirectional optical channel may be directly set in some embodiments by an electronic control signal. In other bidirectional optical channel embodiments, the send/receive state may be controlled locally and autonomously as derived from the output of the local detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Wavefront Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall C. Veitch, Thomas W. Stone
  • Patent number: 8239285
    Abstract: Methods for providing specialty product information to consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Your Advice Device LLC
    Inventors: Brett Marggraff, Elaine Marggraff
  • Patent number: 8238402
    Abstract: The present invention provides a communications system, node and method of operation for forming a wireless network from independently operating nodes that have the ability to self-synchronize with each other, independently determine master and slave modes of operation to cooperate as a network, and independently vary those functions to adjust to changes in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Rajeev K. Dokania, Xiao Y. Wang, Alyssa B. Apsel
  • Patent number: 8233558
    Abstract: Methods and systems for space-time coding for distributed cooperative communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Birsen Sirkeci, Anna Scaglione
  • Patent number: 8221324
    Abstract: An untethered ultrasound imaging system having selectable command control and wireless component connection and image transmission. Ultrasound data collected by the ultrasound system can be augmented with additional sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Peder C. Pedersen, Philip Cordeiro, Reginald James Duckworth
  • Patent number: 8224021
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing automatic threat detection using passive millimeter wave detection and image processing analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Millivision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nitin M. Vaidya
  • Patent number: 8218904
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically transposing an image from a circular image space to another image space, for example, horizontal. Examples of applications include a mail piece a roundel on a mail piece. On a mail piece, company name, city and state, or zip code information can be contained in the roundel instead of, for example, in the permit block. The system implements the methods electronically. Control and data information is electronically executed and stored on computer-readable media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Chadwick M. Coleman, Richard VanHall
  • Patent number: 8217372
    Abstract: A gas-cluster-jet generator with improved vacuum management techniques and apparatus is disclosed. The gas-cluster-jet generator comprises a substantially conically shaped vacuum chamber for housing the nozzle and jet exit portions of the gas-cluster-jet generator. A skimmer may be located at the narrow end of the conical chamber and a close-coupled vacuum pump is located at the wide end of the conical chamber. Support members for the nozzle are high conductivity “spider” supports that provide support rigidity while minimizing gas flow obstruction for high pumping speed. The conically shaped vacuum chamber redirects un-clustered gas in a direction opposite the direction of the gas-cluster-jet for efficient evacuation of the un-clustered gas. The nozzle and a skimmer may have fixed precision relative alignment, or may optionally have a nozzle aiming adjustment feature for aligning the gas-cluster-jet with the skimmer and downstream beamline components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Exogenesis Corporation
    Inventor: Stanley Harrison
  • Patent number: 8211386
    Abstract: A vessel for use in clinical analysis including an open top, a closed bottom, and at least four tapered sides. A method for collecting magnetic particles in a fluid comprising the steps of providing a magnet and a vessel containing magnetic particles in a fluid, attracting the magnetic particles to the magnet, and moving the magnetic particles with the magnet out of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Biokit, S.A.
    Inventors: Mark Talmer, Kathleen Limerick, Gary Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8206030
    Abstract: A linear array fiber-optic temperature sensor based upon fluorescence-decay technology allows for optical cabling to employ multiple, individually optically addressed optical fibers with sensing tips located in a single sensing tube. The sensing tips are arranged with a pre-determined, fixed relative spacing to form a linear array of temperature measurement points. Multiple such linear array sensors may be further arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: IPITEK, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael M. Salour
  • Patent number: 8207511
    Abstract: Disclosed are photoluminescent fibers containing photoluminescent phosphorescent materials and photoluminescent fluorescent materials whose emission signature lies partly or fully in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Also disclosed are the use of the inventive fibers, fabrics made therefrom, and objects containing the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Performance Indicator, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy E. Bortz, Satish Agrawal, James G. Shelnut
  • Patent number: 8203775
    Abstract: An optical switch including a bistable component, a reflective component, the reflective component being operatively connected to the bistable component, a first electrothermal bent beam actuator, a first contacting component operatively connected to the first electrothermal bent beam actuator component, the first electrothermal bent beam actuator component and the first contacting component disposed such as to enable advancing the bistable component the reflective component from a first stable configuration to a second stable configuration, a second electrothermal bent beam actuator component and a second contacting component operatively connected to the second electrothermal bent beam actuator component, the second electrothermal bent beam actuator component and the second contacting component disposed such as to enable advancing the bistable component and the reflective component from the second stable configuration to the first stable configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Agiltron, Inc.
    Inventors: Luzhong Yin, Guixiong Zhong, Yuanxin Shou, Amit Ghosh, Jun Yan, Jing Zhao
  • Patent number: 8201996
    Abstract: A passive wavelength-division multiplexing fiber-optic temperature sensor, as well as a distributed fiber-optic temperature sensing system, incorporates at least one wavelength-division-multiplexing optical coupler, so that any given sensor interfaces optically by at least one designated optical wavelength, thus providing means for any given fiber-optic temperature sensor to be distinguished from other fiber-optic temperature sensors of similar design operating on the same optical fiber system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: IPITEK, Inc.
    Inventor: Celestino John Gaeta