Patents Represented by Attorney Cochran Freund & Young LLC
  • Patent number: 8349605
    Abstract: A waveguide sensor capable of direct, real-time detection and monitoring of analytes in the vicinity of the waveguide surface without requiring the tagging or labeling of the analyte, is described. Analytic and numerical calculations have predicted that by locally detecting either changes in the evanescent field or changes in the light coupled out of the waveguide as a result of the presence of the analyte, high detection sensitivity will be able to be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Colorado State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Kevin L. Lear, David S. Dandy, Matthew D. Stephens, Guangwei Yuan
  • Patent number: 8344342
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing image primitives, such as edge polarity, edge magnitude, edge orientation, and edge displacement, and derivatives thereof, for an object are described. The data are obtained substantially simultaneously and processed in parallel such that multiple objects can be distinguished from one another in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: University of Wyoming
    Inventors: Steven F. Barrett, Michael J. Wilcox, Donald C. Thelen, Jr., David F. Cox
  • Patent number: 8322471
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are described for utilizing internally generated angular momentum for supplementing the propulsion of a mobile spherical vehicle capable of motion by rolling over terrain, thereby enabling such vehicles to climb steeper inclines and overcome larger obstacles. Torque generated by counter-rotating gyroscopes was used to supplement gravity generated torque produced by a pendulum drive propulsion system. Precession torque may be generated along a desired axis by changing the angular momentum of the gyroscopes while leaving its magnitude unaffected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory C. Schroll
  • Patent number: 8322037
    Abstract: A system and method of manufacture providing reinforced structurally functional load-bearing members, including but not limited to using thermoplastic materials, such as High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), reinforced such as with an aluminum alloy or carbon fiber core element. Among its possible uses, the present invention has application for provision of structural support members, such as an illustrative I-joist product having a vertical center member preferably comprising HDPE, and top and bottom flanges having structurally meaningful reinforcement. The center member and flanges preferably comprising HDPE provides a relatively hard, durable, substantially weather-resistant structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: TAC Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Barry Carlson, Jason Underhill
  • Patent number: 8317886
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for starved air gasification of solid organic materials, including biomass and other wastes, to convert the chemical energy stored in such materials to thermal energy or gaseous products that may be used in biochemical and/or chemical synthesis. Specifically, the system utilizes a gasifier having a “moving bed of ash” hearth wherein the feedstock is partially oxidized at a low temperature (less than 1500 degrees F.) in a square or rectangular chamber having a vaulted, tapered or flat roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Nexterra Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Robert G. Graham, Jan Barynin, Kenneth M. Davison, Dave Berner
  • Patent number: 8314564
    Abstract: A capacitive full-wave circuit for LED light strings makes use of capacitors and diodes together to drive a LED string with full AC waves. Different from the conventional four-diode full-wave rectifying circuit, one embodiment of capacitive full-wave circuit includes two capacitors and two diodes. Because of the large imaginary impedance, the capacitors not only limit and the voltage and current through the LEDs, but also consume almost no electrical power. The electrical current-voltage performance can be further improved by introducing four resistors with a cost of some additional power consumption. A LED light string module with the capacitive full-wave circuit is also presented, with the capacitive full-wave circuit integrated inside of a front power plug and a back power socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: 1 Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jing Jing Yu, Lianfeng Ma
  • Patent number: 8297787
    Abstract: Disclosed is an LED light bulb having safe and efficient heat dissipation, while also providing maximum light distribution by providing multiple printed circuit boards arranged in a pyramidal structure, having multiple LEDs. The multiple printed circuit boards are connected by conductor wires contained within a transparent housing, so that the multiple printed circuit boards sit on a base of the LED light bulb. A bottom printed circuit board may also be employed if additional circuitry is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: 1 Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Beijing Yu
  • Patent number: 8300113
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for simultaneously acquiring and producing results for multiple image modes using a common sensor without optical filtering, scanning, or other moving parts. The system and method utilize the Walsh-Hadamard correlation detection process (e.g., functions/matrix) to provide an all-binary structure that permits seamless bridging between analog and digital domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Bradly J. Cooke, David C. Guenther, Joe J. Tiee, Mervyn J. Kellum, Nicholas L. Olivas, Nina R. Weisse-Bernstein, Stephen L. Judd, Thomas R. Braun
  • Patent number: 8288624
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated e2611 is disclosed. Embodiments of the invention include the seeds of soybean e2611, the plants of soybean e2611, to plant parts of soybean e2611, and methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean e2611 with itself or with another soybean variety. Embodiments of the invention include methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more genes or transgenes and the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. Embodiments of the invention also relate to soybean cultivars, or breeding cultivars, and plant parts derived from soybean e2611, methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean e2611, and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. Embodiments of the invention further include hybrid soybean seeds, plants, and plant parts produced by crossing e2611 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Schillinger Genetics, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Schillinger, William Rhodes
  • Patent number: 8275334
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for detecting solid-state electronic devices are described. Non-linear junction detection techniques are combined with spread-spectrum encoding and cross correlation to increase the range and sensitivity of the non-linear junction detection and to permit the determination of the distances of the detected electronics. Nonlinear elements are detected by transmitting a signal at a chosen frequency and detecting higher harmonic signals that are returned from responding devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen L. Judd, Clifford M. Fortgang, David C. Guenther
  • Patent number: 8266856
    Abstract: Disclosed are frame members and mullions for a window frame that comprise a reinforcing member that is surrounded by an outer plastic layer. The outer plastic layer is held securely to the reinforcing member as a result of a waist banding effect that comprises an inward force created by the outer plastic layer as it cools and contracts around the reinforcing member. In addition, lobes are formed in the reinforcing member that assist in holding the outer plastic layer to the reinforcing member. Window inserts can be removed and replaced using adapters and removable brackets. Frame members and mullions can be built sufficiently strong to provide structural support. The frame can also be used to hold photovoltaic cells and protective coverings for photovoltaic cells. Structural members are also disclosed that have reinforcing members with apertures, debossing, scarification and/or indentations that secure the thermoplastic layer to the reinforcing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: TAC Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Barry L. Carlson, Jason Underhill
  • Patent number: 8256269
    Abstract: Disclosed are aqueous chemical leak detection cables that provide protection to sensor wires by using a conductive polymer coating that is resistant to corrosion by aqueous chemicals. In addition, non-conductive, liquid pervious layers may surround one or more of the sensor wires to assist in preventing false detection of a aqueous chemical leak as a result of various non-liquid contaminants. The non-conductive, liquid pervious layer may comprise braided, non-hydroscopic, non-conductive fibers, or a continuous, non-conductive pervious coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Raymond & Lae Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald M. Raymond
  • Patent number: 8260980
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method that simultaneously transfers DMA data from a peripheral device to a hardware assist function and processor memory. A first DMA transfer is configured to transfer data from the peripheral to a peripheral DMA engine. While receiving the data, the DMA engine simultaneously transfers this data to processor memory. The DMA engine also transfers a copy of the data to a hardware assist function. The DMA engine may also simultaneously transfer data from processor memory to a peripheral device while transferring a copy to a hardware assist function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Bret S. Weber, Timothy E. Hoglund, Mohamad El-Batal
  • Patent number: 8260982
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for reducing latency between two clock domains in a digital electronic device. The time between a write to a queue position and a corresponding read of the queue position is reduced by up to one clock cycle by including a delay in the time before first writing data to a First In First Out (FIFO) queue used to buffer and synchronize data between two clock domains. The two clock domains have the same frequency, but may be out of phase. Reducing the latency between the write and the corresponding read reduces the required size of the FIFO queue and also results in more efficient system operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher D. Paulson, Timothy D. Thompson, Kevin T. Campbell
  • Patent number: 8260943
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for implementing transmitter compliance transfer functions in software are disclosed. As per the present invention, a transfer function model is provided to modify the real time signal received from a device, such as a transmitter, to be analyzed. The real-time signal is modified according to a relative s-parameter(s) or transfer function, and is provided to a display device, such as an oscilloscope, in order to analyze the modified signal. In one embodiment, the invention may be software integrated within an oscilloscope or in a computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventor: Gabriel Leandro Romero
  • Patent number: 8261015
    Abstract: A first physical capacity of a first physical storage device is determined. A second physical capacity of a second physical storage device that has a physical capacity greater than the first physical capacity is determined. A storage space pool comprising at least a first logical drive, a second logical drive, and a third logical drive is created. The first logical drive corresponds to the first storage device and has the same capacity as the first physical capacity. The second logical drive corresponds to a first portion of the second storage device. The third logical drive corresponds to a second portion of the second storage device. The first portion and the second portion having at least the first physical capacity. Thus, two portions having at least the first physical capacity are utilized on the second physical drive instead of just one portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Prakash Palanichamy, Senthil Kannan, Satish Subramanian
  • Patent number: 8241596
    Abstract: A hot trap for removing a reactive constituent gas from a gas stream via chemical reaction and/or thermal disassociation includes a trap chamber with a heater assembly and a trap medium in its core inner portion and annular pre-heating and counterflow heating ducts in its outer and intermediate portions surrounding the core inner portion for heating an inflowing gas stream and conservation of heat energy in the trap as well as to maintain lower temperatures on external surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Kiernan, Matthew C. Grout, Kevin Grout
  • Patent number: 8235826
    Abstract: Various contact systems and methods for manufacturing and using such are disclosed herein. Examples of the contact systems include a surface with one set of pads biased at a first voltage level, and another set of pads biased at a second voltage level. Such a contact system can be used, for example, to transfer power to an electromechanical device disposed thereon. In one particular example, the electromechanical device can include a power storage element and two or more couplings. When one of the couplings contacts a pad biased at the first voltage level, and another of the couplings contacts a pad biased at the second voltage level, a circuit is completed where some derivative of the differential between the first voltage level and the second voltage level is placed across the power storage element. Completion of the circuit causes the power storage element to charge. Power can be drawn from the power storage element to operate the electromechanical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Childlikes, Inc.
    Inventor: Mitch Randall
  • Patent number: D668102
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Jerry Glenn Peters
  • Patent number: RE43890
    Abstract: A lighting module with improved reliability including a pair of LEDs connected in parallel and with the same polarity and a method for making the said light module are disclosed. The parallel LEDs with the same polarity will increase the reliability of the light module and make it suitable for use in light strings where a relatively large number of such light modules are connected in series and where the failure of one such light module will cause the failure of the entire light string. A light string made of such light modules and a method for making the light string are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: 1 Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingzhu Li, JingJing Yu