Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
  • Patent number: 8350063
    Abstract: A process for separating trioxane from a feed stream I comprising formaldehyde, trioxane and water, in which a) a feed stream I comprising formaldehyde as main component and trioxane and water as secondary components is provided, b) the feed stream I, a recycle stream V and a recycle stream VII comprising formaldehyde as main component and water and trioxane as secondary components are fed into a first distillation stage and distilled at a pressure of from 0.1 to 2.5 bar to give a stream II comprising formaldehyde as main component and water as secondary component and a stream III comprising trioxane as main component and water and formaldehyde as secondary components and a stream X comprising water, trioxane and formaldehyde, c) the stream III is, if appropriate after removal of low boilers from the stream III in a low boiler removal stage, distilled in a second distillation stage at a pressure of from 0.2 to 17.5 bar, with the pressure in the second distillation stage being from 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Markus Siegert, Neven Lang, Laszlo Szarvas, Christoph Sigwart, Franz Niklaus Windlin, Eckhard Stroefer
  • Patent number: 8349037
    Abstract: A process for removing sulfur compounds from a hydrocarbonaceous gas mixture, which comprises contacting the hydrocarbonaceous gas mixture with an adsorber material comprising copper oxide on magnesium silicate as support material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Jochen Steiner, Alexander Schäfer, Annebart Engbert Wentink, Ekkehard Schwab, Helmut Boos, Patrick Amrhein
  • Patent number: 8351490
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification transceiver is disclosed. The radio frequency identification transceiver includes: a transmitter path, including; a pulse shaper to tunably shape the pulse of a signal to be transmitted in different predefined frequency ranges; a modulator to modulate the shaped pulse to be transmitted into one of a plurality of predefined frequency ranges; a receiver path, including: a demodulator to demodulate a received signal from a plurality of predefined frequency ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Xuesong Chen, Pradeep B. Khannur, Wooi Gan Yeoh, Rajinder Singh
  • Patent number: 8348098
    Abstract: A dispensing device dispenses at least two different preparations substantially simultaneously. The device has a delivery element to deliver a first preparation from a package to its surrounding environment when an actuating element, in at least one embodiment a trigger connected to a pump, is actuated. The dispensing device has a connection line between the delivery element and at least one portion cartridge for a second preparation. The portion cartridge is detachably coupled to the dispensing device such that as the actuating element is actuated, the first and second preparations can be simultaneously dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Erik Brückner
  • Patent number: 8349029
    Abstract: The present invention relates to azo dyes of the formula (1) in which R, M, and Y are defined as stated in claim 1, to dye mixtures comprising them, to processes for preparing them, and to their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: DyStar Colours Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Wörner, Andreas Schrell
  • Patent number: 8350560
    Abstract: An electromechanical transducer device for a vehicle transmission or drive has a lever (1) that can be pivotally actuated about at least one first axis (2a, 2b) and which is mechanically decoupled from the transmission or drive. The lever is supported by a suspension (3) on the first axis (2a, 2b). The axis (2a, 2b) comprises at least one first component (6a, 6b) of a magnetic rotational angle sensor system (6a, 6b, 7a, 7b) at an axial end section to detect angular position or rotational movement of the lever (1). A second component (7a, 7b) of the rotational angle sensor system is arranged on the suspension (3) opposite of the end section of the axis (2a, 2b), wherein the axial end section is located within the suspension (3). A circuit board (15) accommodating the rotational angle sensors (7a, 7b) is arranged on the suspension (3), and the circuit board (15) comprises at least one flange-like extension (17, 18) protruding from the circuit board plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ECS Engineered Control Systems AG
    Inventors: Thomas Kammer, Falk Uhlenbruck
  • Patent number: 8347930
    Abstract: Provided are a pneumatic tire and a manufacturing method of the same capable of improving a separation failure at end portions of an inner liner layer made of either a thermoplastic resin or a thermoplastic elastomer composition. The pneumatic tire includes an inner liner layer made of either a thermoplastic resin or a thermoplastic elastomer composition obtained by blending a thermoplastic resin component and an elastomer component. The inner liner layer is provided on an inner side of the tire so as to face a tire cavity. A recessed portion is formed in an internal surface area of the tire where an end portion of the inner liner layer is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Isamu Kishizoe
  • Patent number: 8349186
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for extracting constituents from organic material, comprising the step of extracting with a monophasic mixture of 50% by volume to 90% by volume of methanol and 50 to 10% by volume of water and optionally 0% by volume to 40% by volume of a further solvent or solvent mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Metanomics GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Manfred Herold, Martin Dostler, Ralf Looser, Tilmann B. Walk, Achim Fegert, Martin Kluttig, Britta Lehmann, Silke Heidemann, Annette Hennig, Joachim Kopka
  • Patent number: 8349009
    Abstract: An implant that includes titanium and has one or more surfaces which can be applied in or on a bone growth area. One or more of the surfaces are arranged with a depot for bone-growth-initiating or bone-growth-stimulating substance, in which the depot is formed by a pore arrangement in a relatively thick oxide layer on the titanium. The substance is acted on, for a considerable period of time, by one or more release functions for the substance which permit a controlled or optimized release of substance to the surrounding tissue or bone growth area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nobel Biocare Services AG
    Inventors: Jan Hall, Jukka Lausmaa
  • Patent number: 8353027
    Abstract: A method of protecting use of an entity's identity is provided. The method comprises setting a status of the identity to a first state, the first state defining a scope of permitted use of the identity, changing, in advance of an intended use of the identity, the status to a second state defining a scope of permitted use of the identity that is different from the first state, requesting use of the identity after the changing; and returning, after the requesting, the state back to the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Gary M. Dennis, Sharon D. Dennis
  • Patent number: 8352543
    Abstract: A continuous play broadcast system includes a distributed communications system and a playback control device that is connected to the distributed communications system. The playback control device includes an output device, memory that stores digital media files and a continuous play program, and a controller that outputs the digital media files to the output device according to the continuous play program. The media files include at least one of audio, video and announcements. A computer is connected to the distributed communications system. A web server is connected to the distributed communications system and to a master library of the digital media files. The computer accesses the web server via the distributed communications system to alter the continuous play program for the playback control device. The computer includes a browser module for accessing the web server and the web server transmits executable files to the computer for creating the continuous play program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 47 LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Krikorian, Simon J. McCluskey
  • Patent number: 8349748
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fabric having soil resistance and no oil stains after wiping and a manufacturing method thereof. The fabric of the present invention comprises an underlayer and a soil-resistant protection film, which can effectively prevent oil corrosion, penetration, and permeation of the surface of the fabric, thus resulting in no oil stains after wiping. The manufacturing method of the present invention comprises the steps of dyeing, setting, performing an underlayer surface treatment to form an underlayer on a surface of the fabric, and performing a soil resistance processing treatment to form a soil-resistant protection film on the surface of the underlayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Formosa Taffeta Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Chin Chen, Hsing-Nan Chung, Meng-Hsun Liu, Yao-Tsung Chen, Hsin-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 8350169
    Abstract: A three-positions disconnector comprising, for each phase an insulating casing which comprises a first and a second cavity separated by an insulated partition wall, a through hole being present in said partition wall between said first and second cavity. The first cavity houses: a first fixed contact electrically connected to a corresponding branch conductor (of a bus-bar system; at least a portion of a movable contact pivotally mounted on a support positioned in the first cavity and electrically connected to a first electrical terminal positioned in said second cavity. The disconnector further comprises, for each phase, a second fixed contact suitable for ground connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventor: Davide Corti
  • Patent number: 8350119
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants relative to control plants, by increasing expression in a plant of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a Yield-Enhancing Polypeptide (YEP). The YEP may be a Class I TCP or a CAH3 or a Clayata 1 (CLV1) polypeptide with a non-functional C-terminal domain. The present invention also concerns plants having increased expression of a nucleic acid sequence encoding a YEP, which plants have enhanced yield-related traits in plants relative to control plants. The invention also provides constructs useful in the methods of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CropDesign N.V.
    Inventors: Ana Isabel Sanz Molinero, Valerie Frankard
  • Patent number: 8352883
    Abstract: A computer facilitates multiple parameters data analysis by special visualization and navigation methods. Data to be analyzed is loaded from an external source the computer displays the data in response to user input using a variety of methods including data tables, slices of data spaces, hierarchically navigated data spaces, dynamic slice tables, filters, sorting, color-mapping, numerical operations, and other methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Alexey Kashik, George Gogonenkov
  • Patent number: 8344205
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to plant cells and/or plants with increased yield as compared to a corresponding non-transformed wild type plant cell by increasing or generating one or more activities of polypeptides associated with the intermediate phosphoribosylpyrophosphate (PRPP) in plants. In particular, this invention relates to plant cells and/or plants with increased yield as compared to a corresponding non-transformed wild type plant cell by increasing or generating one or more activities of phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate synthases (PRPP synthetase, PRS) The invention also deals with methods of producing and screening for and breeding such plant cells and/or plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: BASF Plant Science GmbH, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Thorsten Zank, Oliver Oswald, Jörg Bauer, Rita Maria Zrenner, Silke Koslowsky
  • Patent number: 8346169
    Abstract: A wireless handset is provided with enhanced features and capabilities. The wireless handset may be embodied as a full-featured handset that is capable of operating either within a wireless network (such as a cellular or PCS network) or in a direct handset-to-handset communication mode that is independent of the wireless network. Alternatively, the wireless handset may be embodied as a special purpose handset, that is capable of simply operating in a direct handset-to-handset communication mode. The wireless handset may additionally include features for supporting and enhancing direct communication between handsets. Such features may include a find feature that permits a user to determine which objects, including other wireless handset users, are located within a predetermined operating range of the wireless handset. A memorize feature may also be provided to permit handsets and other objects exchange information by wireless transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Bertrum Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Wayne Mauney, Marc A. Sullivan, Charles A. Green, Steven A. Harbin
  • Patent number: 8345048
    Abstract: A displaying chart image in a bitmap format is generated from ledger sheet data, while identifying layout information capable of identifying a plurality of line drawings on the chart image respectively is generated for a mouse decision. Then, identifying information corresponding to a dot designated through a mouse cursor over the displaying chart image is acquired from the identifying layout information and a dot string indicated by the identifying information is specified as the line drawing. Consequently, it is possible to increase a display speed more greatly as compared with the case in which the line drawings are subjected to vector rendering and are thus displayed respectively, and to identify the line drawings in the chart image formed into a bitmap based on the identifying layout information, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: 1st Holdings, Inc., Four-Clue Inc.
    Inventors: Ko Shimazawa, Jun Tanaka
  • Patent number: D673782
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Presser International, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Presser
  • Patent number: D673783
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Presser International, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Presser