Patents Represented by Attorney Cooley LLP
  • Patent number: 8347684
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) and method for producing embossed paper or laminated metallic foil sheets (55) comprising means for feeding an elongate strip (20) of paper or laminated metallic foil, a pair of matched embossing rollers (5, 10) disposed to receive such a strip from the feeding means, and means for receiving such a strip from the embossing rollers after being embossed thereby, and for cutting such strip into sheets. The rollers have a plurality of embossing sectors (75) arranged on the surface thereof. At least one of the sectors imparts a first embossing, and at least another of the sectors imparts an alternate embossing different in appearance from the first embossing. The sectors are dimensioned similarly to the foil sheets. At least one group of the sheets carry the first embossing while at least another group of the sheets carry the alternate embossing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited
    Inventor: Claude Coderre
  • Patent number: 8349833
    Abstract: The invention relates to classes of pharmaceutically-active heterocyclic compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, and hydrates thereof, and compositions comprising the same. The invention also relates to methods for treating or preventing a disease or disorder, which comprises administering a therapeutically or prophylactically effective amount a compound described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cerenis Therapeutics Holding SA
    Inventors: Daniela Carmen Oniciu, Jean-Louis Henri Dasseux, Ronald Barbaras, Valery Kochubey, Dmitry Kovalsky, Oleg Gennadievich Rodin, Otto Geoffroy, Anna Rzepiela
  • Patent number: 8351747
    Abstract: A system includes a cable having a first end portion, a second end portion and a cable display module mechanically coupled to the first end portion of the cable. The cable has at least one optical fiber extending through the cable between the first end portion and the second end portion. The at least one optical fiber is configured to optically couple a first chassis with a second chassis when the first end portion of the cable is mechanically coupled to the first chassis and the second end portion of the cable is mechanically coupled to the second chassis. The cable display module is configured to be electrically coupled to the first chassis when the first end portion of the cable is mechanically coupled to the first chassis such that the cable display module receives from the first chassis an electrical signal representing an identifier associated with the second chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Gunes Aybay
  • Patent number: 8349034
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel engineered fuel feed stocks, feed stocks produced by the described processes, and methods of making the fuel feed stocks. Components derived from processed MSW waste streams can be used to make such feed stocks which are substantially free of glass, metals, grit and noncombustibles. These feed stocks are useful for a variety of purposes including co-firing with coal and as substitutes for coal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Re Community Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Paula A. Calabrese, Dingrong Bai
  • Patent number: 8343479
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, and kits for repairing damaged myocardium and/or myocardial cells including the administration of stem cells, such as adult stem cells, optionally with cytokines are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: New York Medical College
    Inventors: Piero Anversa, Donald Orlic
  • Patent number: 8346918
    Abstract: An apparatus is described that performs biased and weighted sampling of network traffic to facilitate network monitoring. One embodiment of the apparatus includes a plurality of microcode controlled state machines, and a distribution circuit that routes input data to the plurality of microcode controlled state machines. A first individual microcode controlled state machine applies a first rule to the input data to determine first instructions associated with a first subset of the input data based on first sampling information associated with the first rule. A second individual microcode controlled state machine applies a second rule to the input data to determine second instructions associated with a second subset of the input data based on second sampling information associated with the second rule. The second sampling information differs from the first sampling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: CPacket Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Rony Kay
  • Patent number: 8340088
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus can include a first edge device that can have a packet processing module. The first edge device can be configured to receive a packet. The packet processing module of the first edge device can be configured to produce cells based on the packet. A second edge device can have a packet processing module configured to reassemble the packet based on the cells. A multi-stage switch fabric can be coupled to the first edge device and the second edge device. The multi-stage switch fabric can define a single logical entity. The multi-stage switch fabric can have switch modules. Each switch module from the switch modules can have a shared memory device. The multi-stage switch fabric can be configured to switch the cells so that the cells are sent to the second edge device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep Sindhu, Gunes Aybay, Jean-Marc Frailong, Anjan Venkatramani, Quaizar Vohra
  • Patent number: 8340951
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for computationally designing enzymes. These techniques can be used to design variations of naturally occurring enzymes, as well as new enzymes having no natural counterparts. The techniques are based on first identifying functional reactive sites required to promote the desired reaction. Then, hashing algorithms are used to identify potential protein backbone structures (i.e., scaffolds) capable of supporting the required functional sites. These techniques were used to design 32 different protein sequences that exhibited aldol reaction catalytic function, 31 of which are defined in the Sequence Listing. Details of these 31 different synthetic aldolases are provided, including descriptions of how such synthetic aldolases can be differentiated from naturally occurring aldolases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: David Baker, Alexandre Zanghellini, Lin Jiang, Andrew Wollacott, Daniela Grabs-Röthlisberger, Eric Althoff
  • Patent number: 8337457
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a reservoir for containing a fluid, a first actuator, a transfer structure, and a second actuator. The first actuator is configured to exert a first force on the reservoir when moved from a first configuration to a second configuration such that a first volume of fluid within the reservoir is communicated out of the reservoir. The transfer structure is disposed between the first actuator and the reservoir and has a surface configured to engage the reservoir such that the first force exerted by the first actuator is distributed across a surface of the reservoir engaged by the transfer structure. The second actuator is configured to exert a second force on the reservoir when the second actuator is moved from a first configuration to a second configuration such that a second volume of fluid within the reservoir is communicated out of the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SpringLeaf Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn R. Booma, Alessandro Pizzochero, J. Richard Gyory
  • Patent number: 8339019
    Abstract: A structure of an electromagnetic machine includes an outer support member configured to support a conductive winding or a magnet. The structure further includes an inner support member, a first elongate compression member, a second elongate compression member, and an elongate tension member. The first elongate compression member and the second elongate compression member each include a first end portion coupled to the outer support member and a second end portion coupled to the inner support member to resist radial and axial deflection of the outer support member relative inner support member. The elongate tension member includes a first end portion coupled to the first compression member and a second end portion coupled to one of the inner support or the second elongate compression member to resist rotational deflection of the outer support member relative to the inner support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Boulder Wind Power, Inc.
    Inventor: Francisco Javier Oyague
  • Patent number: 8337387
    Abstract: Methods, compositions and kits for determining the developmental potential of one or more embryos or pluripotent cells and/or the presence of chromosomal abnormalities in one or more embryos or pluripotent cells are provided. These methods, compositions and kits find use in identifying embryos and oocytes in vitro that are most useful in treating infertility in humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Connie C. Wong, Kevin E. Loewke, Thomas M. Baer, Renee A. Reijo-Pera, Barry Behr
  • Patent number: 8340205
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for correcting linear error phase of an OFDM signal. The method includes a step of offsetting a rotation corresponding to a back-off value of the signal. The apparatus of the present invention includes a correction module for offsetting the rotation of the signal corresponding to the back-off value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cavium, Inc.
    Inventor: Gwenael Poitau
  • Patent number: 8338673
    Abstract: This invention provides hybrid maize plant designated PPVO1864. This invention further provides hybrid seed of PPVO1864, a representative sample of which has been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-9367, hybrid plants produced from such seed, and variants, mutants, and trivial modifications to hybrid PPVO1864, as well as methods of using the hybrid and products produced from the hybrid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Corn Products Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad M. Ostrander, Travis L. Roberts, Barry J. Nagle, Wade A. Ostrander
  • Patent number: 8333966
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a humanized anti-CD37 small modular immunopharmaceutical (SMIP) molecule, as well as synergistic combination therapies of CD37-specific binding molecules (such as anti-CD37 SMIP proteins or antibodies) with bifunctional chemotherapeutics (such as bendamustine) that can be administered concurrently or sequentially, for use in treating or preventing B cell related autoimmune, inflammatory, or hyperproliferative diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Emergent Product Development Seattle, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Tan, Sandy Alexander Simon, William Brady, Cecile Morales
  • Patent number: 8334257
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of enhancing in vivo efficacy of an active agent, comprising: administering to a subject an active agent that is coupled to a bioelastic polymer or elastin-like peptide, wherein the in vivo efficacy of the active agent is enhanced as compared to the same active agent when administered to the subject not coupled to (or not associated with) a bioelastic polymer or ELP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventor: Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • Patent number: 8335213
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a switch core that has a multi-stage switch fabric. The multi-stage switch fabric has a set of ingress ports and a set of egress ports. The switch core can be configured to be coupled to a set of edge devices via the set of ingress ports and the set of egress ports. The switch core can be configured to receive a packet from an ingress port from the set of ingress ports. The switch core can be configured to send a set of cells associated with the packet from the ingress port to an egress port from the set of egress ports without a store-and-forward delay associated with a zero-load latency for the switch core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep Sindhu, Gunes Aybay, Jean-Marc Frailong, Anjan Venkatramani, Quaizar Vohra
  • Patent number: 8333382
    Abstract: A game board has a first side and a second side. The first side of the game board includes a plurality of markings associated with a game. The markings can be associated with a particular tourist destination, such as, for example, a national park. The game board is configured to fold such that the game board is moveable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration. When the game board is in its expanded configuration, the game board is substantially planar. When the game board is in its collapsed configuration, at least a portion of the game board is folded to form at least one pocket adjacent the second side of the game board. The pocket is configured to receive at least a portion of an object, such as, for example, a picture and/or other memorabilia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Scrapbooks That Teach, LLC
    Inventors: Heidi R. Willard, Russell J. Willard
  • Patent number: 8329683
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of formulae Ia, Ia?, IIa, IIa?, IIIa, IIIa?, IVa, or Va and the therapeutic use thereof. The present invention also includes methods of treating NF2-deficient or NF1-deficient cells or neurodegenerative diseases with radicicol or its derivatives, such as one or more compounds of formula I, II, III, IV, V, Ia, Ia?, IIa, IIa?, IIIa, IIIa?, IVa, or Va. Furthermore, the present invention is directed to methods of inhibiting the growth of NF2-deficient or NF1-deficient tumors. The methods comprise contacting NF2-deficient or NF1-deficient tumor cells with radicicol or its derivatives, such as one or more compounds of formula I, II, III, IV, V, Ia, Ia?, IIa, IIa?, IIIa, IIIa?, IVa, or Va. The present invention is also directed to the combinational use of radicicol or its derivatives, such as one or more compounds of formula I, II, III, IV, V, Ia, Ia?, IIa, IIa?, IIIa, IIIa?, IVa, or Va with at least one additional active agent, such as one or more HSP90 inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Nexgenix Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Universite de Strasbourg
    Inventors: Ruihong Chen, Allan E. Rubenstein, Jin-Chen Yu, Nicolas Winssinger, Sofia Barluenga
  • Patent number: RE43847
    Abstract: A support including a frame having a tension member coupled to the frame is disclosed. The frame has a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration. The tension member is disposable in a first position to provide support for an arm of a user and a second position to be carried on a shoulder of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kelsyus, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Edward Le Gette, David Reeb, Alan Tipp, Justin Saul Werner, Inna Alesina
  • Patent number: PP23321
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Miscanthus named ‘MBS 0006’ generally characterized by its rigorous growth rate, high biomass yield and high tiller density, and/or improved cold tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mendel Biotechnology, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Deuter