Patents Represented by Attorney Conley Rose, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8349264
    Abstract: Methods and systems for preparing catalyst, such as chromium catalysts, are provided. The valence of at least a portion of the catalyst sent to an activator is changed from Cr(III) to Cr(VI). The catalyst is prepared or activated continuously using a fluidization bed catalyst activator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Benham, Max P. McDaniel, Ted H. Cymbaluk, Charles K. Newsome, Charles R. Nease, H. Kenneth Staffin, Thomas R. Parr
  • Patent number: 8351785
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a data framer configured to frame a data stream into a plurality of frames each comprising a plurality of fields sized to align the frames with a word boundary greater than or equal to about four bytes long, and an optical transmitter coupled to the data framer and configured to transmit the frames. Included is an apparatus comprising at least one component configured to implement a method comprising encapsulating a data stream with at least one Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) Encapsulation Method (GEM) payload aligned with a word boundary at least about four bytes long, encapsulating the GEM payload with a GPON Transmission Convergence (GTC) frame aligned with the word boundary, and transmitting the GTC frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuanqiu Luo, Frank J. Effenberger
  • Patent number: 8352346
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a performance index are described. A rank score is generated for each investor relative to a group of investors of which the investor is a member. Generation of the rank score uses investment data of a portfolio of the investor, and the portfolio comprises at least one investment position. A set of investors is selected from the group of investors, and the selection is based on the rank score of each investor. The performance index is generated to provide a measure of performance of top individual investors over time relative to a market index. Generation of the performance index includes generating a composite portfolio comprising investment positions of each portfolio of each investor of the set of investors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Steven A. Carpenter, Manu Sharma, Sven Junkergard
  • Patent number: 8347961
    Abstract: A method of servicing a wellbore in a subterranean formation, comprising preparing a cement composition comprising water and a cementitious material, wherein the cementitious material further comprises blast furnace slag, vitrified shale, calcium sulfate hemi-hydrate or combinations thereof, and placing the cement composition in the wellbore. A cement composition comprising water and a cementitious material, wherein the cementitious material further comprises blast furnace slag, vitrified shale, calcium sulfate hemi-hydrate or combinations thereof. A cement composition comprising water and a cementitious material, wherein the cementitious material further comprises blast furnace slag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance E. Brothers, Anthony V. Palmer
  • Patent number: 8351394
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure disclose an adaptive communication system, communication method, communication terminal and Access Point (AP). The system includes: an application mode information obtaining module, configured to obtain information about the application mode supported by the network; and an AP, configured to: provide a communication terminal with application mode information obtained by the application mode information obtaining module, wherein the application mode information indicates the application mode supported by the network; and create a communication connection with the communication terminal based on the application mode negotiated and determined according to the information about the application mode supported by the communication terminal and the information about the application mode supported by the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhonghui Yao, Yonggang Tian
  • Patent number: 8353055
    Abstract: A method for upgrading a Rights Object (RO) includes: acquiring, by a Digital Rights Management (DRM) Agent, RO related information of the RO that requires updating from a Secure Removable Media (SRM) Agent; providing, by the DRM Agent, the RO related information to a Rights Issuer (RI), and obtaining a new RO from the RI; and interacting, by the DRM Agent, with the SRM Agent to upgrade the RO that requires updating on the SRM by means of the new RO. According to the embodiments of the present invention, the DRM Agent acquires RO related information which is stored on the SRM and does not have Move rights, and interacts with the RI to move the RO out from the SRM, so as to move the RO without the Move rights out from the SRM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Renzhou Zhang, Chen Huang, Weizhong Yuan, Zhipeng Zhou
  • Patent number: 8352537
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a plurality of entities associated with a network element (NE), wherein the entities are associated with each other in a hierarchical architecture, wherein each entity is assigned an Access Identifiers (AID), and wherein each AID comprises a prefix that indicates a type for the corresponding entity and a numerical field that indicates the association between the corresponding entities and the remaining entities. Also disclosed is an apparatus comprising at least one processor configured to implement a method comprising assigning an AID to each of a plurality of NE entities having a hierarchical relationship, wherein the AID comprises a prefix comprising no more than about five characters and a numerical string consisting essentially of numbers, and managing the NE entities using the AIDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Harbhajan Singh Virdee
  • Patent number: 8351348
    Abstract: A network component comprising at least one processor configured to implement a method comprising receiving a message comprising a node's data value from the node, determining whether a local data value has been assigned, and adopting the node's data value as the local data value when the local data value has not been assigned. Also disclosed is a network component comprising a plurality of ports each configured to couple to a node via a link, a memory configured to store a port data value associated with at least some of the ports, and a processor coupled to the memory and the ports, wherein the processor is configured to access a node's data value in a message and adopt the node's data value as the port data value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Benjamin Mack-Crane, Linda Dunbar, Lucy Yong, Robert Sultan
  • Patent number: 8350716
    Abstract: A method for communicating signals between an instrument in a wellbore and a device at the Earth's surface using a wired drill pipe telemetry channel includes allocating signals generated by at least one instrument in the wellbore to a plurality of buffers. Each buffer represents data having a respective communication priority. Signals from each buffer are communicated to the wired drill pipe telemetry channel according to a predetermined priority procedure. The procedure allocates telemetry channel priority related to the communication priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intelliserv, LLC
    Inventors: Julius Kusuma, Frederic Latrille
  • Patent number: 8351787
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a frame alignment processor coupled to a receiver, wherein the frame alignment processor is configured to align a first frame and a second frame in the receiver by matching a first synchronization (sync) pattern predicted using a first sync field in the first frame with a second sync pattern obtained from a second sync field in the second frame. Included is an apparatus comprising at least one component configured to implement a method comprising receiving a first frame, subsequently receiving a second frame that was transmitted after the first frame, predicting a first sync pattern from a first sync field in the first frame, obtaining a second sync pattern from a second sync field in the second frame, and determining that the first frame and the second frame are aligned when the first sync pattern matches the second sync pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuanqiu Luo, Frank J. Effenberger
  • Patent number: 8351896
    Abstract: A method is provided for managing an emergency call in a mesh network. The method comprises a mesh station receiving an emergency indicator indicating that a call is an emergency call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Rene Waraputra Purnadi, Stephen McCann
  • Patent number: 8351359
    Abstract: A method for reporting power headroom-related information for a plurality of aggregated carriers. The method includes reporting in a bitmap the power headroom-related information for a number of the aggregated carriers that is less than or equal to the total number of aggregated carriers, wherein the power headroom-related information is one of a power headroom for at least one of the aggregated carriers and a path loss for at least one of the aggregated carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Youn Hyoung Heo, Zhijun Cai, Andrew Mark Earnshaw, Sean McBeath, Mo-Han Fong
  • Patent number: 8349863
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel crystalline form of topotecan hydrochloride, and methods of making the same. The characteristic XRPD pattern and FT-IT patterns are shown in FIGS. 1 and 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cipla Limited
    Inventors: Srinivas Laxminarayan Pathi, Shashi Rekha Kanathala, Manish Gopaldas Gangrade, Rajendra Narayanrao Kankan, Dharmaraj Ramachandra Rao
  • Patent number: 8350031
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of formula (IV) wherein R is Cl, Br, NO2, OH or OR?, and R? is alkyl, and its use in the synthesis of levocetirizine, including its use in the synthesis of (?)-1-[(4-chlorophenyl)-phenylmethyl]piperazine, an intermediate useful in the synthesis of levocetirizine. The present invention also provides compounds (II) and (III) which are useful in the synthesis of compound (IV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CIPLA Limited
    Inventors: Dharmaraj Ramachandra Rao, Rajendra Narayanrao Kankan, Maruti Ghagare, Sandip Vasant Chikhalikar
  • Patent number: 8348874
    Abstract: A knee orthosis comprises an upper leg attachment and a lower leg attachment. In addition, the knee orthosis includes a hinge joint extending between the upper leg attachment and the lower leg attachment. The hinge joint includes an upper arm having a first end fixed to the upper leg attachment and a second end opposite the first end. The second end including a semi-spherical surface. Further, the hinge joint includes a lower arm having a first end fixed to the lower leg attachment and a second end opposite the first end. The second end including a semi-spherical surface that mates with the semi-spherical surface of the second end of the upper arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Robert A. Schiff
  • Patent number: 8347957
    Abstract: A method of servicing a wellbore, comprising establishing a pumping profile having a performance plan, determining a remaining life estimate for a first wellbore servicing device, wherein the first wellbore servicing device is suitable for impacting conformance to the performance plan, and selecting a second wellbore servicing device in response to the remaining life value for the first wellbore servicing device, wherein the second wellbore servicing device is suitable for impacting conformance to the performance plan. A wellbore servicing system, comprising a first device suitable for impacting conformance to a performance plan, a first sensor configured to monitor an operational characteristic of the first device, and a controller in communication with the first sensor, the controller being configured to calculate at least one of a remaining life estimate of the first device and a probability of survival estimate of the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley V. Stephenson, Ronald Edward Dant, Herb John Horinek, Max Lynn Phillippi
  • Patent number: 8351418
    Abstract: A system comprising a plurality of path computation elements (PCEs) configured to communicate with an ingress node, jointly compute a core tree for an inter-domain point-to-multipoint (P2MP) tree across a plurality of network domains, and independently compute a plurality of sub-trees in at least some of the network domains, wherein the core tree connects the ingress node to a boundary node (BN) in each one of the network domains that have a destination node and each sub-tree connects the BN to a plurality of destination nodes in one of the network domains that have a destination node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Qianglin Quintin Zhao, Huaimo Chen
  • Patent number: 8350029
    Abstract: There is provided a compound of formula III, and a process for preparing a compound of formula V comprising converting a compound of formula III to the compound V, wherein X is fluoro, chloro, bromo or iodo. There is also provided a process for preparing a compound of formula XI comprising converting a compound of formula X to the compound XI. The compounds V and XI so prepared may be used in a process for preparing gefitinib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CIPLA Limited
    Inventors: Dharmaraj Ramachandra Rao, Rajendra Narayanrao Kankan, Srinivas Laxminarayan Pathi
  • Patent number: 8342242
    Abstract: A method comprising placing a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) sensor in a subterranean formation, placing a wellbore composition in the subterranean formation, and using the MEMS sensor to detect a location of the wellbore composition. A method comprising placing a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) sensor in a subterranean formation, placing a wellbore composition in the subterranean formation, and using the MEMS sensor to monitor a condition of the wellbore composition. A method comprising placing one or more Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) sensors in a subterranean formation, placing a wellbore composition in the subterranean formation, using the one or more MEMS sensors to detect a location of at least a portion of the wellbore composition, and using the one or more MEMS sensors to monitor at least a portion of the wellbore composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig W. Roddy, Ricky L. Covington
  • Patent number: D673828
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: BBbarfly, Inc.
    Inventors: Serge Shirinian, Brian Becker