Patents Represented by Attorney Cozen O'Connor
  • Patent number: 8350086
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved process for preparing cinacalcet hydrochloride. The invention provides an efficient and economic process for preparing cinacalcet hydrochloride which is suitable for industrial implementation i.e., affords cinacalcet hydrochloride with high purity, and uses small volumes of acidifying agent and solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Medichem, S.A.
    Inventor: Mangion Bernardino
  • Patent number: 8347801
    Abstract: A floating support for off-shore oil production in an arctic or antarctic zone, the support being fitted under its hull with a disconnectable turret from which there extend anchor lines connected to the sea bottom and bottom-to-surface connection pipes. The hull including lateral sides extending in its longitudinal direction. The longitudinal lateral sides of the support carry respective pluralities of devices for localized destruction of pack ice, each device having a destruction tool having at least one pointed portion suitable for breaking pack ice by repeated actuation in vertical pivoting and/or translation of the tool relative to the side, the point, on moving downwards, thus bearing in localized manner against the surface of the pack ice with a force that is preferably at least 10,000 kN. The tool being actuated in pivoting and/or translation with the help of a pivoting and/or translation guide structure applied against the side of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Saipem S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Denise
  • Patent number: 8351479
    Abstract: An optoelectronic semiconductor component has a semiconductor body (1) comprising a surface emitting vertical emitter region (2) comprising a vertical emitter layer (3), at least one pump source (4) provided for optically pumping the vertical emitter layer (3), and a radiation passage area (26) through which electromagnetic radiation (31) generated in the vertical emitter layer leaves the semiconductor body (1), wherein the pump source (4) and the vertical emitter layer (3) are at a distance from one another in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Lutgen, Peter Brick, Tony Albrecht
  • Patent number: 8348552
    Abstract: A floating support including a retaining and holding device for retaining and holding a pipe suspended from a floating support of the type comprising a ship for laying a bottom-to-surface connection pipe. The retaining and holding device comprises at least a first collar releasably locked around an end forging of a pipe element together with a support part at the floating support, said support part including load transfer and a rotary joint enabling the inclination of the pipe to be guided and having an effect of automatically centering the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Saipem S.A.
    Inventor: François-Régis Pionetti
  • Patent number: 8352753
    Abstract: A microcontroller comprises a microprocessor (1), a test interface (4) and an internal non-erasable memory (2). First control means (6) are provided which are able to activate and deactivate the test interface (4), and second control means (7) are provided which are able to activate and deactivate the internal non-erasable memory (2). The microprocessor (1) of the microcontroller comprises control outputs (101) which are connected with the first and second control means (6, 7). With appropriate timing of activation and deactivation of the test interface (4) and the internal non-erasable memory (2), the microcontroller offers the possibility of preventing an unauthorized access to contents of the internal non-erasable memory (2) without limiting the usability of the test interface (4) for the development of application programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Austriamicrosystems AG
    Inventors: Werner Schoegler, Michael Böhm
  • Patent number: 8350636
    Abstract: A modulation arrangement comprises an input (E) for supplying a data signal (DS), a pre-modulator (VMod) that is coupled to the input (E) and features a clock pulse input (TEV) for supplying a pre-clock pulse (VT), a main modulator (HMod) that is coupled to the pre-modulator (VMod) on the input side and comprises a clock pulse input (TEH) for supplying a main clock pulse (HT), as well as an output for providing a modulated control signal (ST), and a switchable current source (Q, S) for providing a current (IS) that is controlled by the modulated control signal (ST) at an output (A) of the modulation arrangement. Furthermore, a method for providing a modulated control signal is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Austriamicrosystems AG
    Inventors: Peter Trattler, Franz Stelzl
  • Patent number: 8350964
    Abstract: A control unit creates caption management data having plural caption texts to which caption display times each indicating a time of starting reproduction of each caption text are added and plural images in association with one another in accordance with a reproduction order, and stores the caption management data in a memory unit. The control unit selects a caption text registered in the caption management data, and acquires received caption display times of the selected caption text and a caption text corresponding to the next reproduction order. The control unit sets the caption display time of the selected caption text as the initial value of a dummy caption display time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamazaki, Tomochika Ozaki, Masaki Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 8348726
    Abstract: A dust reducing sanding system for collecting dust created during the sanding of gypsum board includes a shroud including a top wall and a peripheral wall coupled to the top wall to define an interior space. A distal edge of the peripheral wall opposite the top wall defines an open end to allow the dust to enter the interior space. A handle is mounted to the shroud and is graspable to facilitate manipulation of the shroud. A collection pipe is coupled to the peripheral wall of the shroud and is in fluid communication with the interior space. The collection pipe is engaged by a vacuum to allow the dust to be vacuumed out of the shroud. A base plate having a plurality of apertures extending therethrough is positioned over the open end of the shroud. An exterior surface of the base plate is abrasive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Richard A. Brunner
  • Patent number: 8350536
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for supplying energy, comprising: a first input adapted to receive a first voltage from a first terminal of a control component, a second input adapted to receive a second voltage from a second terminal of the control component, a first output adapted to receive output a control signal to a control terminal of the control component for controlling an energy supply of an electrical load; and a power determining arrangement, comprising a switched-capacitor arrangement having an input coupled to the first and the second input of the circuit arrangement and an output coupled to the first output of the circuit arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Austriamicrosystems AG
    Inventor: Manfred Lueger
  • Patent number: 8351393
    Abstract: A method of switching a multimedia session from a mobile terminal (2) connected to a mobile communications network (21) to an indoor device (11; 12; 13; 14) connected to an indoor local area network (150) including an indoor gateway (15), the mobile terminal (2) and the indoor gateway (15) being connected to an application system (20) that sets up multimedia sessions. The method includes setting up a first multimedia session between the mobile terminal (2) and the application system (20) via the mobile communications network (21). The mobile terminal (2) detects the proximity of the indoor local area network (150). Indoor devices (11-14) are selected that are capable of supporting the first multimedia session in progress on the mobile terminal (2). The mobile terminal (2) validates an indoor device from the selected devices. A second multimedia session is set up between the validated indoor device and the application system (20), and the first multimedia session is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: France Telecom
    Inventors: Bastien Lamer, Isabelle Bazon, Nicolas Bihannic
  • Patent number: 8347675
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for extending an existing simplex or multiplex lock-and-key system that includes a family of first keys each having a first profile and of a corresponding plurality of first locks each operable by a first key and each having a first keyway configured for accepting the first key profile. Second keys of a new family are defined with a core section corresponding to the first key profile and a narrowed projection extending from the bottom of the core section. Corresponding second locks have a second keyway profile defined as the compliment of the second key profile, thus including a complimentary core section and a foot recess extending from the bottom of the second keyway core section. The second locks accept a second key positioned at the second keyway baseline to normally lift the lock pin stacks and operate the second lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dorma Door Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Lloyd Seliber
  • Patent number: 8351899
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for collecting inter-operator charging information in a group communications system comprising a first group communications network element and a second group communications network element. An intermediate charging information collection unit is provided in an interface between the group communication network elements. The charging information collection unit examines a group communications message received from the first group communications network element or the second group communications network elements. A charging information unit is generated based on at least a portion of the message and the charging information unit is applied for inter-network charging to charge for use of inter-network resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: TeliaSonera AB
    Inventors: Sami Ala-Luukko, Tero Jalkanen
  • Patent number: 8342546
    Abstract: An in-line, two-wheeled vehicle, with a torque generator operably secured thereto is disclosed. The torque generator generates a defined auxiliary torque about the point-of-contact of the steering wheel, and it is sized to balance the naturally occurring torques arising at slow speeds about the point-of-contact of the steering wheel, thereby improving the stability and control of the vehicle. In one disclosed embodiment, the vehicle is a stand-up riding board. In another disclosed embodiment, the vehicle is a cycle, such as a bicycle or the like. Torque generator structures such as using an elastic member, mechanical linkage, and dampening systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Robert H. Bryant
  • Patent number: 8344663
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for controlling at least one light source comprises a photodetector (2), a sampling circuit (6) for selectively sampling a photodetector signal (lin2) generated by the photodetector (2) as a function of a first and a second light source (10, 12), and a control unit (5), which is coupled on the input side to the sampling circuit (6). The circuit arrangement further comprises a first power-supply source (7), which is coupled to the control unit (5) and is designed for controlling at least one parameter of a first light source (12), and at least one second power-supply source (11), which is coupled to the control unit (5) and is designed for controlling at least one parameter of a second light source (12). The circuit arrangement is suitable, for example, for RGB lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Austriamicrosystems AG
    Inventors: Peter Trattler, Manfred Pauritsch
  • Patent number: 8346300
    Abstract: A communication terminal optimally switches between the use of multicast reception and unicast reception, in consideration of the mobile radio environment of each terminal. For example, received signal strength indicator information is acquired at a received signal strength indicator information acquisition time calculated using a content reception time. Either multicast reception or unicast reception is selected according to the acquired received signal strength indicator information and content reception is performed. An optimal reception system can be selected and reception failure can be reduced. In addition, by performing a dynamic switching of reception methods as such, the base station-end can perform multicast delivery rather than unicast delivery when possible to communication terminals in favorable mobile radio environments, thereby significantly reducing the traffic load placed on communication paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Kitani, Hidenori Sakaniwa
  • Patent number: 8341944
    Abstract: A method for application in conjunction with an exhaust gas post-treatment system for metering an ammonia-releasing reducing agent into the exhaust gas stream of an internal combustion engine installed in a motor vehicle and operated with excess air. A control unit meters the quantity of reducing agent as a function of a stored model and during the operation of the internal combustion engine varies the metered quantity during certain operating phases and compares the change in the measured value of at least one NOx sensor installed downstream of the SCR catalyst with an expected value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: MAN Nutzfahzeuge AG
    Inventors: Florian Walde, Andreas Döring
  • Patent number: 8342016
    Abstract: A method for evaluating the transversal grip of a type of tires on a snow-covered ground, of providing this type of tires to a vehicle, driving this vehicle at the transversal grip limit on a snow-covered track, and producing instantaneous measures of the vehicle transversal acceleration while it travels on the track. Track (P) includes a plurality of turns (V1, V2) making it possible to establish a transversal acceleration steady state, the transversal acceleration instantaneous measures being subjected to a low-pass filtering, and the transversal grip of a tire is judged as being even better the higher the transversal acceleration values obtained with this tire are.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventor: Fabrice Le Royer
  • Patent number: 8342728
    Abstract: An arrangement for cooling semiconductor light sources (5), wherein the semiconductor light sources (5) are arranged on a heat-conducting module (11), which is operatively connected to an evaporator zone (27) of a heat pipe (20), wherein a first condensation zone (23) of the heat pipe (20) is connected to a first heat sink (33), wherein the heat pipe (20) is connected to at least one second condensation zone (25) with at least one second heat sink (25), and a heat flow can be switched over between the condensation zones (23, 25) or the second condensation zone (25) can be switched in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Alois Biebl, Stefan Dietz
  • Patent number: 8345357
    Abstract: Provided is an optical system (PS) which is used in a wavelength range including a near ultraviolet light range having a wavelength longer than approximately 350 nm and a visible light range. The optical system includes at least two first positive lenses which satisfies a predetermined conditional expression concerning anomalous dispersion characteristic and a rate of change of the refractive index with respect to temperature, and is disposed closer to a contraction side than an aperture stop (ST), and at least one second positive lens which satisfies a predetermined conditional expression concerning anomalous dispersion characteristic and a rate of change of the refractive index with respect to temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventor: Masayuki Imaoka
  • Patent number: 8344263
    Abstract: A housing for an electromagnetic-radiation-emitting optoelectronic component. Exterior side faces of the housing are at least partly provided with a screening layer suitable for screening an electromagnetic radiation. A lateral emission of electromagnetic radiation from the housing, which is disadvantageous for many applications, is thereby intended to be avoided. An electromagnetic-radiation-emitting component having a housing of this type and a method for producing a corresponding housing or component are additionally described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Moritz Engl, Florin Oswald