Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow
  • Patent number: 8262883
    Abstract: Methods and devices for the separation of particles (20, 21, 22) in a compartment (30) of a fluidic microsystem (100) are described, in which the movement of a liquid (10) in which particles (20, 21, 22) are suspended with a predetermined direction of flow through the compartment (30), and the generation of a deflecting potential in which at least a part of the particles (20, 21, 22) is moved relative to the liquid in a direction of deflection are envisaged, whereby further at least one focusing potential is generated, so that at least a part of the particles is moved opposite to the direction of deflection relative to the liquid by dielectrophoresis under the effect of high-frequency electrical fields, and guiding of particles with different electrical, magnetic or geometric properties into different flow areas (11, 12) in the liquid takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: PerkinElmer Cellular Technologies Germany, GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Müller, Thomas Schnelle, Rolf Hagedorn
  • Patent number: 8263126
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer orodispersible tablet and to the process for preparing it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Ethypharm
    Inventors: Pascal Oury, Gael Lamoureux, Catherine Herry, Yann Prevost
  • Patent number: 8257172
    Abstract: It is known for a gaining machine to issue a ticket or voucher having a value or an associated value as credit. It is a problem that such information carriers may become lost or stolen and subsequently redeemed by others. In the disclosed method, a player first registers and provides a first code to a gaming establishment and a value of credit available with which to play. A ticket is issued with a generated second code. On inserting the ticket in a gaming machine, prior to gaming being permitted, the gaming machine detects the second code and requires the player to enter the first code. The gaming machine validates the codes at the machine against corresponding codes stored elsewhere and permits gaming only when at least one of the codes matches. Thus, a ticket in accordance with the present invention will not be suitable for use other than by the player to whom the information carrier belongs since a third party will not have access to either the player provided code or the generated ticket code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Inspired Gaming (UK) Limited
    Inventor: Steven Collett
  • Patent number: 8256232
    Abstract: An ultra-rapid freezing device (100) adapted for cooling a sample (1), includes a substrate chip (10) being adapted for cooling the sample (1), and at least one sample carrier (20) being adapted for accommodating the sample (1) and including at least one heatable support (21), through which the at least one sample carrier (20) is attached to the substrate chip (10). Preferably, the at least one sample carrier (20) is attached to the substrate chip (10) in a suspended manner. Furthermore, a method of ultra-rapid freezing a sample (1) is described. The at least one sample carrier (20) can be switched between a heated state at which a thermal gradient is formed relative to the substrate chip (10) and a cooled state at which a thermal equilibrium is formed relative to the substrate chip (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften, e.V.
    Inventor: Thomas P. Burg
  • Patent number: 8258594
    Abstract: The invention relates to an avalanche photodiode (1) for detecting radiation, including a semiconductor substrate (11), an upper diode layer (15), an oppositely doped, laterally delimited lower diode layer (16), an avalanche region situated between the upper diode layer (15) and the lower diode layer (16), wherein the radiation to be detected triggers an avalanche breakdown in the avalanche region, and also including a contact-making layer (12) at the underside (10) of the semiconductor substrate (11), a laterally delimited quenching resistance layer (18) arranged in the semiconductor substrate (11) between the lower diode layer (16) and the contact-making layer (12), wherein the quenching resistance layer (18) quenches the radiation-generated avalanche breakdown in the avalanche region, and also including a depletion electrode (15) arranged laterally alongside the laterally delimited lower diode layer (16), such that the depletion electrode (15) depletes the semiconductor substrate (11) laterally alongside t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: PNSensor GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Richter, Ladislav Andricek, Gerhard Lutz
  • Patent number: 8256067
    Abstract: A buckle for a belt is provided including a fixation device to fix the buckle to a first end of the belt, and a guiding member configured to guide a belt part along the first belt end during use, for example to form a loop wherein the guiding member includes an operable clamping device having a releasing position to release the belt, and an engagement position to clamp a belt part to the guiding member, wherein the clamping device is configured such that when the clamping device is in the engagement position, the clamping device can be brought to its releasing position by pressing on a belt part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Artie Belts B.V.
    Inventor: Ronald Fredericus Antonio Kunst
  • Patent number: 8257798
    Abstract: A method for creating extensive variations in size or distance in nanostructure patterns on surfaces preferably includes: a) contacting a substrate with a liquid phase containing organic two-block or multi-block copolymer micelles, which are charged with an inorganic metal compound, by immersion into this liquid phase, during which chemically different polymer domains including inorganic metal compounds enclosed in micelles are deposited on the substrate; b) withdrawing the substrate from the liquid phase at a predetermined withdrawing speed, which is varied continuously or gradually, so that a gradient of the lateral separation length of the polymer domains is produced on the substrate surface; c) converting the deposited inorganic metal compounds by an oxidation- or reduction treatment into inorganic nanoparticles and optionally complete or partial removal of the organic polymer by a plasma treatment, wherein positions and lateral separation length of the nanoparticles obtained are determined by those of de
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Joachim P. Spatz, Theobald Lohmueller, Marco Arnold
  • Patent number: 8252100
    Abstract: An air purifier has a housing with an inlet for receiving air and an outlet for exhausting air. The housing provides an air flow path for the flow of air in a downstream direction, from the inlet towards the outlet. Particulate pre-filtration is located within the housing downstream from the air inlet. VOC pre-filtration is located within the housing downstream from the particulate pre-filtration. UV filtration is located within the housing downstream from the VOC pre-filtration. VOC post-filtration is located within the housing downstream from the UV filtration. Final particulate filtration is located within the housing downstream from the VOC post-filtration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: LifeAire Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Kathryn C. Worrilow
  • Patent number: 8253741
    Abstract: A system for creation of perspective images of the present invention includes: A new method for transforming three-dimensional (3D) world coordinates into two-dimensional (2D) screen coordinates using a negative exponential algorithm, instead of the classical projection algorithms that have the distance ‘z’ to the observer in the denominator (division algorithms); A new method for generating realistic perspective images of objects located at any distance from the observer (positive, negative or zero distances) that does not need any correction for zero or negative distances; The demonstration of practical use of the invention by computer graphics programs that generates and displays perspective images based on this exponential algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
    Inventor: Carlos Medicis Morel
  • Patent number: 8249324
    Abstract: A computer 12 of an image processing apparatus 11 acquires a moving image including a minor axis cross section of a carotid artery and a cross section of surrounding tissues around the carotid artery and estimates, from images of two temporally different frames of the acquired moving image, an optical flow of each point included in an area corresponding to a carotid artery wall and an optical flow of each point included in an area corresponding to the surrounding tissues. Based on the estimated optical flow of each point, the computer 12 calculates an amount of displacement of the carotid artery and the surrounding tissues with respect to a radial direction of the carotid artery depending on a change in internal pressure of the carotid artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Gifu University
    Inventors: Yasunari Yokota, Rie Taniguchi, Yoko Kawamura, Fumio Nogata
  • Patent number: 8246607
    Abstract: A system for applying suction to a wound uses a reference airflow for monitoring system operation. A reference airflow (or “controlled leak”) to the suction source is provided when the system is in operation, such that deviation from the reference airflow can be monitored as an indication of a change in operation, such as a leak in the seal of the wound cover, a blockage of airflow from crimping of the suction conduit or overfill of the waste collector, or an inadvertent turn off or disconnect from the suction source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Boehringer Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: John Karpowicz, Christopher L. Radl, Kevin P. Klocek, John R. Boehringer, Derek Norton
  • Patent number: 8248827
    Abstract: A discontinuous mode flyback converter for limiting output current using primary feedback is disclosed. A transformer stores magnetic energy using field current and transfers the magnetic energy using a primary winding and a secondary winding closely coupled to the primary winding. A switching element is coupled to one end of the primary winding of the transformer and controls the current of the primary winding of the transformer. A control unit controls the switching element. A voltage error feedback unit feeds back the error of the output voltage of the transformer to the control unit, thereby regulating the output voltage. An output current feedback circuit detects the flyback period of the transformer, detects the output current information of the transformer from the rate of a flyback period in a cycle, and feeds it back to the control unit, thereby limiting the output current of the transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Chan Woong Park
  • Patent number: 8242890
    Abstract: A multi-protocol RFID interrogating system employs a synchronization technique (step-lock) for a backscatter RFID system that allows simultaneous operation of closely spaced interrogators. The multi-protocol RFID interrogating system can communicate with backscatter transponders having different output protocols and with active transponders including: Title 21 compliant RFID backscatter transponders; IT2000 RFID backscatter transponders that provide an extended mode capability beyond Title 21; EGO™ RFID backscatter transponders, SEGO™ RFID backscatter transponders; ATA, ISO, ANSI AAR compliant RFID backscatter transponders; and IAG compliant active technology transponders. The system implements a step-lock operation, whereby adjacent interrogators are synchronized to ensure that all downlinks operate within the same time frame and all uplinks operate within the same time frame, to eliminate downlink on uplink interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Amtech Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly Gravelle, Steven J. Catanach, Robert W. Tiernay, Joseph H. Kao, Michael Melville
  • Patent number: 8237010
    Abstract: A therapeutic device for promoting the healing of a wound in a mammal is disclosed. An exemplary device comprises a permeable structure having a plurality of depressions formed in a surface thereof. In use, the surface having the depressions is disposed adjacent a surface of the wound. A method of manufacturing a therapeutic device for promoting the healing of a wound in a mammal comprising the steps of providing a permeable substrate, and forming a plurality of depressions into a surface of the permeable substrate to provide the therapeutic device. A method of treating a wound comprises: providing a permeable structure comprising a plurality of randomly disposed fibers and having i) a plurality of wound surface contact elements disposed between end portions of the structure, and ii) a plurality of voids defined by the contact elements; and applying the permeable structure to at least one surface of the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Boehringer Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: John R. Boehringer, John Karpowicz, Christopher L. Radl
  • Patent number: 8232703
    Abstract: In an embedded magnet motor, radial magnets and first inclined magnets form north poles. The radial magnets and second inclined magnets form south poles. Core sheets each include preformed radial accommodating slots the number of which is expressed by P/2. Some of the preformed radial accommodating slots are short slots and the rest are long slots. The short slots are located at some parts of each radial accommodating slot along the axial direction. Radially inner ends of the short slots restrict the radial magnets from moving radially inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: ASMO Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakayama, Hirotaka Itoh, Yoshiyuki Takabe
  • Patent number: 8228199
    Abstract: Systems, tags and methods for disabling transponders used in electronic toll collection or other RFID systems, wherein the transponders include an antenna and RFID circuitry. The transponders can be selectively disabled by positioning (e.g., pivotably moving) a disabling member having a metallic portion to an operative position over the antenna of the RFID system, whereupon the metallic portion is coupled to the antenna in such a manner as to disable the RFID circuitry so long as the disabling member is at the operative position. The RFID circuitry is arranged to be automatically enabled upon removal of the disabling member from the operative position (e.g., pivoting the disabling member back to an inoperative position).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Amtech Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Noakes, Kelly Gravelle
  • Patent number: D664582
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Asano, Masaaki Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: D665005
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Asano, Arata Ono, Masaaki Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: D666724
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Drager Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Christian Wilhelm
  • Patent number: D666749
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Alexandre deBetak