Patents Represented by Attorney Burns & Levinson, LLP
  • Patent number: 8077774
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting video stream macroblock errors and pixelation by detecting macroblock artifacts in analog television signals from a conventional set top box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Volicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Dawson
  • Patent number: 8075181
    Abstract: A thermal monitoring sheet measures surface temperature distributions of large areas, even over large, contoured surfaces. The sheet incorporates conduits that terminate or intersect at temperature measurement locations with a fixed relative arrangement to form a two-dimensional grid for sensing temperature distributions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Paul Rath Stauffer, Celestino John Gaeta, Richard Alan Forber, Doug Peder Bonnell
  • Patent number: 8075763
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for the treatment of crude oil or aged crude oil residue comprising the steps of (a) contacting the oil or residue with a phenol resin and with a diluent, to provide a diluted phenol resin treated oil or residue; and (b) optionally removing solid material from the diluted phenol resin treated oil or residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Innospec Limited
    Inventors: Andrea Sneddon, Jenny-Ann Ostlund
  • Patent number: 8066405
    Abstract: A lumenaire system for providing varied types of illumination having a structural frame with hubs disposed in a spatial configuration and joining members providing structure and stability between said hubs. There are quasi point light sources mounted at specific points on the structural frame for providing a radiant illumination from said lumenaire system and an optical system for distributing the radiant illumination as a specific light pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Jerome H. Simon
  • Patent number: 8065808
    Abstract: Sundial apparatus with overlying barrier grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: William J. H. Andrewes
  • Patent number: 8068707
    Abstract: A lumenaire for mixing and emitting light from multiple light sources which has at least one first light source of a particular type and at least one second light source of a differing type. There is an optical system which includes at least one individual light collecting optical element at least partially surrounding each light source. There is a substantially planar light guide that receives and transports the light from each of the individual optical elements and optically mixes and emanates the light from both types of light sources simultaneously, through a common surface of the planar light guide. The planar light guide is segmented and the segmented sections are angularly disposed, in section in relationship to each other and the individual optical elements project light into at least one of the segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Jerome H. Simon
  • Patent number: 8069014
    Abstract: Methods and systems for high-confidence utilization of datasets are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes selecting a metric for determining substantially optimal combination of true positives and false positives in a data set, applying an optimization technique, and obtaining, from the results of the optimization technique, a value for at least one optimization parameter, the value for at least one optimization parameter resulting in substantially optimal combination of true positives and false positives. A number of true positives and a number of false positives are a function of the one or more optimization parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Suresh Gopalan
  • Patent number: 8061201
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and a sensor architecture that utilizes the residual quadrature error in a gyroscope to achieve and maintain perfect mode-matching, i.e., ˜0 Hz split between the drive and sense mode frequencies, and to electronically control sensor bandwidth. In a reduced-to-practice embodiment, a 6 mW, 3V CMOS ASIC and control algorithm are interfaced to a mode-matched MEMS tuning fork gyroscope to implement an angular rate sensor with bias drift as low as 0.15°/hr and angle random walk of 0.003°/?hr, which is the lowest recorded to date for a silicon MEMS gyroscope. The system bandwidth can be configured between 0.1 Hz and 1 kHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Farrokh Ayazi, Ajit Sharma, Mohammad Faisal Zaman
  • Patent number: 8062919
    Abstract: An integrated circuit, and method for manufacturing the integrated circuit, where the integrated circuit can include a phototransistor comprising a base having a SiGe base layer of a predetermined germanium composition and a thickness of more than 65 nm and less than about 90 nm. The integrated circuit can further include a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) receiving an output from the phototransistor. The phototransistor and the TIA can be built on a silicon substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Cornell Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Alyssa B. Apsel, Anand M. Pappu, Cheng Po Chen, Tao Yin
  • Patent number: 8061883
    Abstract: In one form, there is a luminaire for providing uniform color and brightness from multiple small light sources, which includes a shallow plate of transparent material having a first surface which is substantially flat, and a second surface which includes patterned planes acutely disposed to the first surface. Each second surface is adjacent to an entry face into which light from the multiple small light sources is projected into the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Jerome H. Simon
  • Patent number: 8048434
    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: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Cadila Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Bakulesh Mafatlal Khamar, Rajiv Indravadan Modi, Indravadan Ambalal Modi, Prasanta Kumar Ghosh, Nirav Desai
  • Patent number: 8042243
    Abstract: A tool that can be held and operated with one hand to attach a corner bead to an outside corner of drywall includes a substantially V-shaped member having a pair of interior surfaces disposed at an angle of less than 100° and a frame or handle attached thereto. The handle maybe sized and shaped to fit comfortably in the palm of a human hand. A lever is pivotally attached to the handle. A pair of opposed pincers having pointed tips are pivotally mounted relative to the V-shaped member so as to allow the tips to move in a converging direction. A mechanical linkage system translates force applied to the lever into a the converging motion of the pincers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: See Wai Chan and Henry G. Chou
    Inventor: Kam Wa Chou
  • Patent number: 8039193
    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 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Performance Indicator LLC
    Inventors: Satish Agrawal, Roger Boggs
  • Patent number: 8035259
    Abstract: An electric motor starting device for an electric motor that incorporates air, gas, liquid or electrically actuated engine starter to initiate rotation of an electric motor and its associated driven component. Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatus and method for starting an electric motor whether or not it is being used to drive any type of mechanical or electrical device, and are consistent with use as an alternative to or in conjunction with any electric motor starting method or technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: LDG Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: John B. Manning
  • Patent number: 8033342
    Abstract: A device and method for temporarily mounting a tool to a member such as an upright board without the need for any prior attachments to the board. A member securing element attached to the tool is secured to the upright board when gripping surfaces engage opposite sides of the board as a result of rotation of the tool brought about by an off-set center of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Gary Clark
  • Patent number: 8033696
    Abstract: A luminaire module comprising an LED on an optical axis, thermally mounted to a heat sink, said heat sink comprising openings for which air can circulate; said opening of each portion offset from each other so that light emanating from said LED can pass through the holes from one said portion, said light blocked by the solid area of the other portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Jerome H. Simon
  • Patent number: 8027324
    Abstract: A system and associated method provides for a wireless local area network (WLAN) that permits mobile units to communicate with an external, wired network. Nodes in the WLAN include multiple components, such as a base module, antenna module, and one or more wireless modules. Indeed, this system can employ two or more wireless modules that employ different short-range wireless protocols, such as IEEE 802.11-type and Bluetooth protocols. The nodes may perform self-discovery to determine modules within the node and associated functionality, as well as identify neighboring nodes to thereby establish a mesh-type network. Nodes can be configured to provide connectivity to the wired network, while others (access points) communicate wirelessly with mobile devices. The nodes may then be interconnected wirelessly, or via wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Strix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Kalika, Alexander Berg, Gabi Abraham, Cyrus Irani
  • Patent number: 8027041
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multispectral imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Wavefront Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Mitchell, Thomas W. Stone
  • Patent number: 8021709
    Abstract: Methods and systems for separating muscle tissue from connective tissue are provided, in which animal tissue containing both muscle tissue and connective tissue is subjected to stress, and muscle proteins are separated from the connective tissue. Slurries of separated myofibrillar protein are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: MPF, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert O. Hultin, Stanley H. Hultin, legal representative, Christopher Riley
  • Patent number: 8016509
    Abstract: A driven joint for coupling two structural members is angularly adjustable in two polar or orthogonal dimensions and provides a pair of nonparallel, crossed axles, each having a middle section located between a pair of opposed side sections, wherein the pair of axles are mounted to each other along their respective middle sections and each axle of the pair of axles is rotationally mounted at its respective side sections to a respective structural member, a separate arcuate drive member orthogonally affixed to each respective axle and adapted to enable rotation of its respective axle and a separate drive mechanism mounted to each structural member and adapted to engage and rotate the respective arcuate drive member and the respective axle rotationally mounted to said each structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Zhong Gao