Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Dann, Dorfman, Herrell and Skillman
  • Patent number: 8347778
    Abstract: A fluid-working machine comprises at least one primary working chamber such as a cylinder (4) of cyclically changing volume and primary valves (7) to control the connection of the at least one chamber to low (10)- and high (9)-pressure manifolds. The machine has at least one secondary working chamber (5) of cyclically changing volume and a secondary valve (12, 21) for placing the secondary chamber in communication with the primary chamber (4) in an active state of the secondary chamber (5) and for isolating it therefrom in an idling state of the secondary chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Artemis Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Niall James Caldwell, William Hugh Salvin Rampen
  • Patent number: 8351543
    Abstract: An active antenna array comprises a plurality of transmission paths, a predistortion modulation signal generator, and a predistortion modulation signal distribution structure. At least two of the plurality of transmission paths comprise a predistortion modulator for modulating a transmission path signal with a predistortion modulation signal generated by the predistortion modulation signal generator and distributed by predistortion modulation signal distribution structure to the at least two of the plurality of transmission paths. A method for predistorting at least two of a plurality of transmission path signals in an active antenna array and computer program products for manufacture and method execution are also claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ubidyne, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Kenington
  • Patent number: 8351216
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a layered structure assembly (1) for a DC to AC inverter comprising: a first layered structure (10) with first (12) and second (13) conductive layers, a second layered structure (14) with third (16) and fourth (17) conductive layers, and at least one connector (21) providing a low resistance/inductance interconnection between layered structures (10, 14), the connecter (21) comprising a rod (23) inside a sleeve (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Power Concepts NZ Limited
    Inventor: Christopher William Fotherby
  • Patent number: 8347472
    Abstract: A clip automatic-mounting tool comprises a clip holder (10) for holding and retaining a clip (C) to a first axial portion of a tensioning wire (W) embedded in a cushioned padding (P) for a seat, a drive cylinder (13) for moving the clip holder (10), a guide plate (11) including a portion having a first width substantially equal to that of the clip holder (10), and a tip end portion having a second width wider than the first width, the clip holder (10) being adapted to be moved along the guide plate (11) by the drive cylinder (13), and an insertion arm (12) extending along a side edge of the tip end portion of the guide plate (11) and forward protruding in an oblique upward direction from the tip end portion of the guide plate (11), the insertion arm (12) having a cutout groove (12b) formed in a tip end portion (12a) thereof for engagingly receiving a second axial portion of the wire (W), which is spaced from the first axial portion of the wire (W), when the insertion arm (12) is inserted into the cushioned pa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: TS TECH Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanao Nanjo
  • Patent number: 8349611
    Abstract: Resonant sensors, preferably having floating bilayer symmetry, and their methods of use is determining the presence, amount or binding kinetics of an analyte of interest in a test sample are disclosed. The test sample may be a liquid or gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Leversense LLC
    Inventors: Jacob J. Loverich, Jeremy E. Frank, Peter A. Nagy
  • Patent number: 8349279
    Abstract: A samples storage system for pharmaceutical development in which the usable volumes of ultramicrotubes (384 tubes) are increased and smooth insertion and extraction of ultramicrotubes is possible irrespective of the positions of the ultramicrotubes. The samples storage system includes tubes in which samples are sealed and a storage rack for vertically accommodating a plurality of the tubes in a grid pattern. Each tube is of a rectangular hollow tubular cross-section and the intersect is tapered toward the bottom portion of the tube. Corner portions of the outer four side surfaces of the tubes are chamfered. The storage rack has engagement partition walls forming open-ended sections in a grid pattern inside the rack frame. The height of the walls is smaller than the length of the tube, and tube-supporting pins project vertically from the intersections of the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tsubakimoto Chain Co.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Taike, Kazuhiro Tsutsumi, Hisao Nishii, Nobuaki Matsumoto, Yukio Ueyama
  • Patent number: 8350654
    Abstract: A Tran-Energy Machine is an energy conversion device to regain electric energy supplied to activated coils, from the total magnetic flux in the activated coils, and the rising and falling of magnetic flux lines of movable permanent magnets. The device may include one or more timing switches, electronic components in electric circuits, magnetic cores, permanent magnets, rotary parts, inductive coils, activation windings, rectifiers, and output switches. The one or more permanent magnets may be movably arranged with respect to the magnetic core for inducing alternating magnetic field upon movement, wherein activating and deactivating the windings attracts and repels the movable magnets generating regained energy from kinetic movement and changes in magnetic flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Cong Toan Tran
  • Patent number: 8343753
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions, methods, and kits comprising PUFAs produced by microalgae, in particular omega-3 and/or omega-6 fatty acids produced by members of the genus Rhodomonas, in particular Rhodomonas salina. The invention also provides compositions, methods, and kits comprising the PUFAs for the prophylactic and/or therapeutic treatment of a disease or condition, in particular a cardiovascular and/or inflammatory disease or condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    Inventors: Floyd Chilton, Fan Lu
  • Patent number: 8343941
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for modulating the expression of a protein of interest are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Rutgers, The State University of New jersey, Silagene, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Ian Gunderson, Rafal Goraczniak
  • Patent number: 8340612
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an active antenna array for a mobile communication system which comprises a plurality of receive paths, a control unit for generating a sounding signal, and a coupler for coupling the sounding signal into at least one of a plurality of receive paths. A switch is used to switch the output of one the plurality of receive paths between one of a receiver and a calibration unit. The disclosure also provides a method for the calibration of the active antenna array which comprises generating an initial sounding signal, coupling the initial sounding signal into at least one of a plurality of receive paths to generate an adjusted sounding signal, comparing the adjusted sounding signal with an initial sounding signal and then generating calibration parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ubidyne, Inc.
    Inventor: Johannes Schlee
  • Patent number: 8339216
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a duplexer for separating a transmit signal and a receive signal. The duplexer comprises a transmit filter, a receive filter and an analogue quadrature splitter, a first filtering element and a second filtering element. By choosing the first filtering element and the second filtering element substantially identical, it is possible to transform filtering characteristics of the first and second filtering element such that stop bands are substantially transformed into an effective pass band, and vice versa. The analogue quadrature splitter is adapted to increase an attenuation of the transmit signals outside the transmit band, such as in the receive band. Therefore out-of-band emissions by the transmitter will be substantially reduced. The present disclosure further provides a method for separating a transmit signal and a receive signal, and computer program products for the manufacture for carrying out the method of separating transmit signals and receive signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ubidyne, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Kenington
  • Patent number: 8334275
    Abstract: This invention provides cellular gene products which have anti-apoptotic activity in HIV-1 infected cells and provides agents for the inhibition of the cellular gene products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Inventors: Terri H. Finkel, Jiyi Yin
  • Patent number: 8333852
    Abstract: In a method and with a device for preparing process gases (3) for heat treatments of metallic materials/workpieces, the respective process gas (3) is to be fed into at least one treatment chamber (1.1) in an industrial furnace (1) having been practically fully prepared, homogenised and heated, and the method is to be carried out both with newly built and particularly with already existing installations of industrial furnaces (1) with the aid of the device, wherein the process gas (3) is prepared with compression at temperatures uncoupled from the temperature in the treatment chamber (1.1), in a process separate from the heat treatment process in the treatment chamber (1.1), and in a temperature range up to about 1250° C., and is rendered usable for economical and low-emission heat treatment (FIG. 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Ipsen, Inc.
    Inventors: Werner Hendrik Grobler, Peter Haase, Bernd Edenhofer, Jens Bechthold, Thorsten Requardt, Thomas Eversmann
  • Patent number: 8329168
    Abstract: Novel thrombin/prothrombin protease/zymogen variants which have anticoagulation activity and methods of use thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Inventors: Sriram Krishnaswamy, Elsa P. Bianchini, Steven Orcutt
  • Patent number: 8328777
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for harvesting biological material from an umbilical cord. A drain functions to drain the material from the umbilical cord. The apparatus includes a seal member for sealing an open end of an umbilical cord with the drain. A support is provided to support the seal member. An actuator is provided to adjust the engagement of the seal member with the umbilical cord. Moving the actuator relative to the support allows the seal member to twist about the umbilical cord to seal against the umbilical cord to effect drainage of material from the umbilical cord to the drain without leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Roman Kuzyk
  • Patent number: 8318086
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and remediation compositions for the microwave remediation of medical wastes are provided. The remediation compositions include a microwave active fluid including a microwave active liquid, a microwave enhancer, and a viscosity modifying agent. Methods include immersing medical waste in the remediation composition and then irradiating the medical waste and the remediation composition to remediate the medical waste. The devices include a container for the medical waste and the remediation composition, a microwave radiation source and a temperature monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ashwin-Ushas Corporation, Inc.
    Inventor: Prasanna Chandrasekhar
  • Patent number: 8317700
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for the non-invasive determination of the concentration of an analyte are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Oregon Health & Science University
    Inventors: Peter G. Jacobs, Dawn Konrad-Martin, Eric Wan
  • Patent number: 8320651
    Abstract: A method and system are provided to report the findings of an expert's analysis of image data. The method and system are based on a reporting system that forms the basis of an image management system that can efficiently and systematically generate image reports, facilitate data entry into searchable databases for data mining, and expedite billing and collections for the expert's services. The expert identifies a significant finding on an image and attaches a location:description code to the location of that finding in order to create a significant finding and an entry into a database. Further descriptions of that finding, such as dimensional measurements, may be automatically appended to the finding as secondary attributes. After the evaluation, the system sorts the findings in the database and presents the findings by prioritized categories. The expert edits and approves a multimedia report which may be delivered by electronic means to an end-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Wake Forest University Health Sciences
    Inventors: David J. Vining, Yaorong Ge, David K. Ahn, David R. Stelts
  • Patent number: D673625
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Creative Impact Inc.
    Inventor: Mathew Peter Mowbray
  • Patent number: D673710
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventor: Cleatis Allen Eichelberger