Patents Represented by Attorney Burns & Levinson, LLP
  • Patent number: 7998727
    Abstract: A semiconductor device provides a metal contact, a DNA layer, wherein the metal layer and the DNA layer are adapted to form a Schottky barrier junction there between, and a conductive contact with the DNA layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignees: IPITEK, Inc., United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: De Yu Zang, James G. Grote
  • Patent number: 7995344
    Abstract: A heat sink apparatus for electronic components provides a heat sink and a deformable, convex foil construction affixed to the heat sink around a periphery of the foil construction and adapted to extend away from the heat sink to enable deformation of the convex foil construction as a result of contact with a top surface of an electronic component mounted opposite the foil construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Charles H. Dando, III, Jon Larcheveque, David L. Vos
  • Patent number: 7989586
    Abstract: Replacement of the amorphous peptide domain of a structural biopolymer, such as silk from silkworms or spiders, with a nonpeptide segment while maintaining the ?-sheet forming crystalline segments provides synthetic multiblock copolymers having solid-state structures and mechanical properties similar to the naturally occurring structural biopolymer is described herein. Such synthetic multiblock copolymers may be produced as films or fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Cornell Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Osman Rathore, Dotsevi Y. Sogah
  • Patent number: 7984934
    Abstract: Copper purge fittings for brazing components of a special gas delivery line together are provided. An orifice is located on the top or end portion of each fitting to create a continuous flow of inert purging gas through the delivery line under construction while brazing. Each fitting will reach temperatures exceeding 1500 degrees. By having a continuous flow of inert gas while brazing, the protection of the interior portion of the system remains intact. Without a purge in place, the intense heat would create a rapid immediate buildup of carbon and other contaminates. Brazing is only commenced after the elimination of harmful oxygen and proper flow of purging gas is measured. The purging gas pressure is lowered if it becomes high enough to potentially cause separation of tubular sections from the purge fittings and is raised if a low flow rate is detected indicating potential insufficient flow of purging gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventor: David J. Blaton
  • Patent number: 7981136
    Abstract: The present development includes an elongated flexible base strip having its bottom surface coated with an adhesive material suitable for adherence to skin and constructed with bridging links spaced along the inner edge of the base strip and extending outwardly therefrom. The inner edge of the base strip is intended to be aligned adjacent to a lip of the wound being treated. Each of the bridging links has an adhesive coated section displaced from the inner edge. In the packaged or stored position, prior to engagement, the bridging links are folded over the upper surface of the adhesive strip about a hinge that is at the joint of the bridging link to the base strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Leslie P. Weiser
  • Patent number: 7972279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for managing patient data. In one aspect, the invention relates to a system for managing patient data having many instruments. The instruments have a sampling member for sampling a body fluid from a patient and are in direct communication with at least one other instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Instrumentation Laboratory Company
    Inventors: Anwar A. Azer, Ramon E. Benet
  • Patent number: 7972609
    Abstract: Present invention relates to the method of treating cancer. According to present invention, a pharmaceutical composition made from ‘Mycobacterium w’ (Mw) is found to be useful in the management of cancer. We have now found that the same therapeutic agent is useful in management of cancer. The use of Mycobacterium w containing formulations is associated with decrease in burden of cancer tissue, decreasing symptoms associated with cancer and improving quality of life. It also improves tolerance to other therapies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    Inventor: Bakulesh Mafatlal Khamar
  • Patent number: 7972280
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for managing patient data. In one aspect, the invention relates to a system for managing patient data having many instruments. The instruments have a sampling member for sampling a body fluid from a patient and are in direct communication with at least one other instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Instrumentation Laboratory Company
    Inventors: Anwar A. Azer, Ramon E. Benet
  • Patent number: 7971106
    Abstract: A network appliance for monitoring, diagnosing and documenting problems among a plurality of devices and processes (objects) coupled to a computer network utilizes periodic polling and collection of object-generated trap data to monitor the status of objects on the computer network. The status of a multitude of objects is maintained in memory utilizing virtual state machines which contain a small amount of persistent data but which are modeled after one of a plurality of finite state machines. The memory further maintains dependency data related to each object which identifies parent/child relationships with other objects at the same or different layers of the OSI network protocol model. A decision engine verifies through on-demand polling that a device is down. A root cause analysis module utilizes status and dependency data to locate the highest object in the parent/child relationship tree that is affected to determine the root cause of a problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: ShoreGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Lovy, Brant M. Fagan, Robert J. Bojanek
  • Patent number: 7963569
    Abstract: A novel locking pipe joint for use in fluid-carrying pipe systems is described. The locking pipe joint of the present invention provides a system of joints that will withstand the stresses and forces imposed on a pipe system carrying fluids. The joint is constructed on a push-fit principle. Sealing rings are used to make the joint leak-proof. Splines are provided to sustain the longitudinal forces imposed on the joint, and longitudinal ribs are provided on the outer surface of the joined pipes to withstand the torsional loads. The joint is simple in its construction, easy to assemble in field and cost effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Jain Irrigation Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Narayana Swamy Subbaraman, Jaikishan Pohumal Wadhwani, Ajit Bhavarlal Jain
  • Patent number: 7965733
    Abstract: Methods and systems to perform collision detection (CD) in a communication network are disclosed. Methods and systems over multipacket reception (MPR)-capable physical layers are also disclosed. In one embodiment, the method for transmitting information in a network includes the steps of initiating transmission over a communication channel, monitoring a feedback channel, modifying transmission parameters for the transmission over the communication channel (where modifying includes stopping transmission and adjusting transmission parameters), if a feedback transmission is detected while monitoring the feedback channel, a duration of the feedback transmission being smaller than duration of the transmission over the communication channel, and determining whether transmission was successful, if transmission continues after modifying transmission parameters. Other embodiments of methods for transmitting and receiving information, as well as systems that implement the methods, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Douglas S. Chan, Toby Berger
  • Patent number: 7960688
    Abstract: Disclosed are photoluminescent markings that contain a photoluminescent layer and one or more functional overlayers wherein the photoluminescent marking has an emission signature that lies partly or fully in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. One functional overlayer conceals the photoluminescent layer and blends into the background or blends with marks that are normally present, without significantly reducing the luminescent intensity of the photoluminescent layer. Another functional overlayer provides photolytic stability to the underlying photoluminescent layer. Also disclosed are functional overlayers that enhance the daytime observability of the infrared emissions. A further functional overlayer prevents the observability of a printed message with the naked eye. A combination of functional overlayers each providing a different function is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Performance Indicator LLC
    Inventors: Satish Agrawal, Edward Kingsley
  • Patent number: 7941477
    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: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: V V S Virtual Video Systems
    Inventors: Rajesh Vadavia, Claudio Castravelli
  • Patent number: 7939791
    Abstract: An optical interconnect system having a first optical sub-system and a second optical sub-system, each optical sub-system having a first end and a second end, and further having a preselected length, and a preselected width. Means are fixedly secured to the first end of the optical sub-system for emitting electromagnetic radiation and means are fixedly secured to said second end of said optical sub-system for receiving the emitted electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Wavefront Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas W. Stone
  • Patent number: 7941364
    Abstract: A price improvement processor to effectuate more rapid matching of bids and offers of financial instruments by conducting a rapid automated auction in which certain market participants may provide price improvement in increments that are finer than the prevailing standard minimum price variation and are provided a certain allocation as an incentive for such price improvements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Options Exchange Group, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Peterffy, Ken Leibler, Luc Bertrand
  • Patent number: 7929585
    Abstract: Systems and methods for high brightness, improved phase characteristics laser diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Michael M. Tilleman
  • Patent number: 7927170
    Abstract: A portable device comprises a motor for providing vibration, a power source for powering the motor, a switching device for controlling the direction of the motor, propelling means for engaging a surface and for propelling the device when the motor is vibrating, the propelling means extending downwardly at an angle to the vertical, and an input device connected to the switching device, the switching device arranged to switch the direction of the motor when the input device receives a predetermined signal. Advantageously, the propelling means comprise a set of bristles. By using angled bristles, this increases friction in the backwards direction and so causes the device to move forwards when vibrating. The bristles dig into surface when vibration tries to move the object backwards, and the bristles slide over surface when vibration tries to move object forwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: JKID Limited
    Inventors: Matthew James Bickerton, Michael Lee Simpson
  • Patent number: 7929411
    Abstract: Methods and systems for obtaining data from a number of distributed sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Cornell Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Scaglione, Yao-Win Hong, Pramod K. Varshney
  • Patent number: 7930628
    Abstract: A markup language enabled device (17) comprises storage means (21) storing data, the data for enabling augmentation of an experience by providing extra functionality to a movie or a game for example. The device (17) further comprises transmitting means (23) for transmitting the data, receiving means (25) for receiving a real-world description in the form of an instruction set of a markup language and adjusting means (27) for adjusting one or more parameters of the device according to the description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: AMBX UK Limited
    Inventors: David A. Eves, Richard S. Cole
  • Patent number: D642372
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Susan M. Mayer