Patents Represented by Attorney Cardinal Law Group
  • Patent number: 8343019
    Abstract: An exercise device in the form of a yoga bag having two ends that hang down over the sides of the chest of a user and provide resistance to the lung cavities during while breathing exercises are performed is set forth. Each end of the bag is provided with compartments for selectively receiving flowable weighted substances. The center of the bag is contoured to fit around the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Issac Friend
  • Patent number: 8342419
    Abstract: A stand assembly for hydronic circulation systems includes a fixed back portion. A selectively movable platform portion is connected to the back portion. The stand assembly is selectively movable between a folded shipping position and an unfolded installation position by selectively moving the platform portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas O. Simensen, Torbjorn O. Simensen
  • Patent number: 8275554
    Abstract: Systems for differentiating the lengths of nucleic acids of interest in a sample are provided. The system includes a microfluidic device, a detector, and a software system. The microfluidic device includes an amplification microchannel or microchamber containing a reaction mixture under conditions that provide one or more amplicons of the nucleic acid of interest. The detector is integral with or proximal to the microfluidic device and is configured to detect the amplicons as one or more signals from a homogenous mixture. The software system interprets one or more coincidentally detected signals to indicate lengths of one or more individual nucleic acid molecules of interest, thereby differentiating the lengths of the nucleic acids of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Knapp, Jill M. Baker, Andrea W. Chow, Anne R. Kopf-Sill, Michael A. Spaid
  • Patent number: 8260561
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for displaying chromatographic data using a graphical user interface are provided. Chromatographic separation data that represent a series of measurements for multiple samples detected at a single point along the length of a channel as they move through the channel past that point can be displayed on a display device of a computer system as a series of bands, the bands being arranged to resemble output from an electrophoresis gel. The bands may be aligned using a marker included in each sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 8256045
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a child sleeping system comprising a blanket, a pillow, pillow band and a carrying pouch. The blanket has a generally rectangular configuration and a length and a width. The pillow has a generally rectangular configuration filled with a non-allergenic material, and has a length and width, at least one of the pillow length and width in a predetermined dimensional relationship with at least one of the blanket length and width. The carrying pouch has a generally rectangular configuration, defines an opening at the first edge and communicates with the blanket second edge; the carrying pouch has a length and width in a predetermined dimensional relationship with at least one of the pillow length and width. The carrying pouch is adapted to receive the blanket and pillow when the pillow is folded over and the blanket side edges are folded over the pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Ann Cruz
  • Patent number: 8241883
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel microfluidic devices and methods for performing pulsed field mobility shift assays in microfluidic devices. In particular the devices and methods of the invention utilize differences between electrophoretic mobilities (e.g., as between reactants and products, especially in non-fluorogenic reactions) in order to separate the species and thus analyze the reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea W. Chow, John C. Owicki, J. Wallace Parce
  • Patent number: 8216852
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel methods for controlling/manipulating materials flowing in a fluidic device. In particular, the methods of the invention create and utilize differences between dispersion rates and/or average velocity of materials in order to manipulate the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea W. Chow, H. Garrett Wada
  • Patent number: 8210918
    Abstract: A fantasy server system operates a fantasy league including at least one fantasy player whereby one or more fantasy client devices participate in the fantasy league. In operation, the fantasy server system manages fantasy player information of a fantasy player and sponsorship information of the fantasy player on at least one of an individual basis and a team basis. The fantasy server system additionally associates a portion or an entirety of the sponsorship information of the fantasy player to a portion or an entirety of fantasy player information of the fantasy player when presenting both types of information to fantasy client device(s). The association can be feed formatted content and/or a subfeed formatted content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Dizpersion Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank C. Nicholas, Ian B. Carswell
  • Patent number: 8212093
    Abstract: The production of feed for an olefin hydration zone is improved by integrating treatment of an alcohol containing stream from a fermentation zone into an alcohol separation section. The process passes a stream comprising alcohol, water and an organic acid to a separation column. The separation column concetrates the alcohol and organic acids into an upper column fraction. An additive for neutralization the organic acid into contact with said upper column fraction and reacts with the organic acid to produce a neutralization product that passes to a lower portion of the separation column. The column provides an overhead stream for an olefin dehydration zone having an increased concentration of alcohol and a reduced concentration of organic acid. A column bottoms stream containing the neutralization product returns as an input stream to supply the neutralization product to a fermentation zone that produces the alcohol containing stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Coskata, Inc.
    Inventors: Rathin Datta, Richard E. Tobey, Rahul Basu
  • Patent number: 8211679
    Abstract: Ethanol and other liquid products produced by contacting carbon monoxide (CO) and/or a mixture of CO2 (carbon dioxide) and H2 (hydrogen) with a microorganism in a bioreactor are separated using a combination of distillation and vapor permeation membranes. The bioreactor passes an effluent with an ethanol concentration of 1 to 6 wt % to a distillation column that produces an overhead vapor stream enriched in ethanol. A series of vapor permeation membranes retain ethanol as retentate and produce a 99 wt % or higher ethanol product. Ethanol depleted permeate streams flow back to the column and the bioreactor. Coupling a bioreactor with distillation and pervaporation efficiently and economically separates ethanol when present at low concentration in an aqueous fermentation broth. The separation arrangement may also include a flash zone ahead of the distillation column to raise the concentration of the ethanol in the input stream to the distillation column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Coskata, Inc.
    Inventors: Rathin Datta, Rahul Basu, Hans E. Grethlein, Richard W. Baker, Yu Huang
  • Patent number: 8202486
    Abstract: The invention provides a device, system, and method for isolating one or more sample components of a sample material following separation of the sample material into a plurality of sample components. The device includes first and second pinching channels, a separation channel extending between the first and second pinching channels, a collection leg that includes a collection well, and a waste leg, all of which are in fluid communication with a switching region. In the method, a sample material is separated into a plurality of separated components in the device. and one or more of the separated components are isolated in the collection well. The separated components are constrained and elongated in the switching region by first and second buffer streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Josh Molho, Hui Xu, Jorge J. Zaninovich
  • Patent number: D661601
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: John E. Sanfilippo
  • Patent number: D661765
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Chelsea & Scott, Ltd.
    Inventor: Andrea Galinski
  • Patent number: D662833
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Sanfilippo, Javier Soria
  • Patent number: D664843
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: D&W Fine Pack
    Inventors: George A. Golota, Andrei Voityna
  • Patent number: D665666
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: D&W Fine Pack
    Inventors: George A. Golota, Andrei Voityna
  • Patent number: D668536
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: D&W Fine Pack
    Inventor: John E. Sanfilippo
  • Patent number: D668537
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: D&W Fine Pack
    Inventor: John E. Sanfilippo
  • Patent number: D668950
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: D&W Fine Pack
    Inventor: John E. Sanfilippo
  • Patent number: D671408
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: George A. Golota, Andrei Voityna