Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Dann, Dorfman, Herrell and Skillman
  • Patent number: 8222480
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for the efficient and reproducible generation of clone animals of all developmental stages. Also provided are methods of use of the same in reproductive and therapeutic cloning protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Michele Boiani, Kenneth John McLaughlin, Hans R. Schöler, Sigrid Eckardt
  • Patent number: 8220620
    Abstract: The invention provides a load-carrying conveyor chain that can be bent backward, realizing spatial three-dimensional conveyance, and can be hooked deeply by sprocket teeth, thus rarely causing jump of the teeth. The chain is constructed by endlessly connecting link bodies each having a head composed of a hollow cylindrical portion defined by walls having elongated pin holes extending circumferentially of the cylindrical portion, and a pair of legs respectively having pin holes by inserting a rotatable bearing body having a through pin hole into the cylindrical portion and by inserting connecting pins into the pin holes of the legs, the elongated pin holes of the head and the through pin hole of the bearing body while disposing the head of one link between the pair of legs of the contiguous other link. One end of the bearing body is extended to project out of the cylindrical portion and the bearing body has a flange at the projecting end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Tsubakimoto Chain Co.
    Inventor: Hajime Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8219057
    Abstract: The application relates to a method for operation of an active antenna array and to an active antenna system. The active antenna system has a signal processing unit and an active antenna array adapted to be operated with a main antenna pattern correlated to a main receive beam and with at least one test antenna pattern correlated to a test receive beam having an orientation different from the main receive beam. A main radio frequency signal is received based on the main antenna pattern and a test radio frequency signal is received based on the test antenna pattern. The main radio frequency signal comprises communications traffic. Performance of the main receive beam is assessed based on the main radio frequency signal and performance of the test receive beam is assessed based on the test radio frequency signal. The main antenna pattern is adjusted based on a comparison of the performance of the main receive beam and test receive beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ubidyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Kenington, Martin Weckerle, Jonathan Moore
  • Patent number: 8210885
    Abstract: A variable rating impeller (10) for the pump of a waterjet unit that is rotatably driven by an engine to generate a high velocity jet stream. The impeller (10) having a hub (12) mountable to a rotating shaft through which an input power is transmitted by the engine, and a plurality of blades (18) spaced about the periphery of the hub. The blades (18) have a primary profile that defines the primary rating of the impeller, and a trailing portion (28) of each blade has resilient flexibility relative to the primary profile such that the trailing portion will progressively flex under hydrodynamic load to alter the profile of the blades to progressively lower the rating of the impeller (10) with increase in engine speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: CWF Hamilton & Co. Limited
    Inventor: Philip Andrew Rae
  • Patent number: 8214913
    Abstract: A secured computing system and container therefor may comprise: a base for receiving a computing device; a securable first cover for substantially enclosing at least part of the computing device when the first cover is in a first position in the base; a securable second cover for preventing access to the computing device when the second cover is in a secured position, wherein access to the computing device is available when the second cover is not in the secured position. The computing device may be substantially enclosed when the first cover is in the first position in the base and the second cover is in the secured position; and one or more user features of the computing device may be accessible when the first cover is not in the first position in the base. The computing device may include a computer processor or computer peripheral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Panasec Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Kwong-Tai Chung, Victor Jun Dong
  • Patent number: 8206665
    Abstract: A cap for a microtube, which can be automatically aligned by an alignment plate for insertion in a correct orientation into the open end of the microtube held in a micro tube rack. The plate has partitions in a grid which produces a matrix of cells having a pitch defined by the spacing between the partitions. The cap 100 has an plug portion 120, which is adapted to be inserted into the open end of the microtube which is held in a rack having a matrix of wells congruent with the matrix of cells in the alignment plate. A grip portion 110 of the cap has an outer circumferential diameter larger than an outer circumferential diameter of the plug portion 120, so that when the cap is inserted in the microtube, the grip portion protrudes from the open end of the microtube. The entire length of the cap 100 is longer than the pitch of the alignment plate and shorter than twice the pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Tsubakimoto Chain Co.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Tsutsumi, Hisao Nishii, Yukio Ueyama
  • Patent number: 8206722
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and uses for controlling tight blood glucose levels in a subject comprising administering an effective amount of a somatostatin inhibitor. The present disclosure provides methods and uses for treating or preventing hypoglycemia in a subject comprising administering an effective amount of a somatostatin inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: The Governing Council of the University of Toronto
    Inventors: Mladen Vranic, Jessica Yue, Suad Efendic
  • Patent number: 8205944
    Abstract: An arrangement lever device for an automobile seat including a reclining operation lever (1) mounted on a support shaft that is concentrically joined with an actuating shaft (5) interconnecting reclining lock mechanisms which are arranged between brackets (3) of a seat cushion and brackets (4) of a seat back, a walk-in operation lever (2) arranged to be adjacent to the reclining operation lever (1) and supported on one of the brackets (3) of the seat cushion, and a linkage mechanism for preventing the motion of one of the levers (1, 2) from being transmitted to the other of the levers (1, 2), the linkage mechanism coupled between the levers (1, 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: TS TECH Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masato Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8198411
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for detecting and treating cancers expressing Mullerian inhibiting substance Type II receptor (MISIIR) are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Fox Chase Cancer Center
    Inventors: Gregory P. Adams, Heidi H. Simmons, Qing-an Yuan, Wayne Marasco, Smita Mehta
  • Patent number: 8191518
    Abstract: A valvetrain control arrangement for an internal combustion engine. A fluid-working machine (1) has working chambers (3) of cyclically varying volume, each connected to a piston actuator (4) which is capable of moving an intake or exhaust valve in the internal combustion engine. The engine crankshaft (2) drives a crankshaft of the fluid-working machine at the same speed as the engine. Each working chamber (3) is linked to a low-pressure manifold (7) by a venting valve (6), the venting valve being normally open but electromagnetically closable by a signal from an electronic sequencing means (8) which operates in timed relationship to the engine crankshaft phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Artemis Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Uwe Bernhard Pascal Stein, Niall James Caldwell, William Hugh Salvin Rampen
  • Patent number: 8193488
    Abstract: A measuring system comprising: a MIMS probe 1 comprising a membrane inlet 3, a mass spectrometer 2 coupled to the probe, and a vibrator controllable 7 to vibrate the probe 1 to disturb a boundary layer 13 at the membrane inlet 3 when the probe 1 is in a liquid under analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Gapes, Grant Emms
  • Patent number: 8188832
    Abstract: A microchip resistor device is disclosed in which first and second resistive elements are formed on a substrate. The first resistive element has a first resistance value and a positive temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) over a selected temperature range. The second resistive element has a second resistance value and a negative TCR over the selected temperature range. The first and second resistive elements do not overlap each other. The first and second resistive elements are operatively connected with one or more conductors to provide a current path between the two elements. The product of the first resistance value and the positive temperature coefficient of resistance is substantially equal in magnitude to the product of the second resistance value and the negative temperature coefficient of resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: State of the Art, Inc.
    Inventors: Amitabh Das, Robert J. Hufnagel, Christopher R. Grabbe
  • Patent number: 8182807
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for inhibiting reperfusion injury in the brain. The method involve injecting via the carotid artery or jugular vein an antioxidant-loaded nanoparticle. A nanoparticle formulation containing an inert plasticizer is also provided for sustained release of an active agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska by and on Behalf of the University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Inventors: Vinod D. Labhasetwar, Maram K. Reddy
  • Patent number: 8179294
    Abstract: The application relates to a calibration apparatus and calibration method for a tuneable resonator of a delta-sigma modulator of the continuous time, band pass type. The calibration apparatus comprises: a resonator driver capable of causing an oscillating behavior in a resonator output signal, a reference signal source that provides a reference signal, a frequency detector that provides a frequency relation signal corresponding to the frequency relation between the resonator output signal and the reference signal, and a controller that controls the tuneable resonator in dependence from the frequency relation signal so as to reduce frequency deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Ubidyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Udo Karthaus, Stephan Ahles
  • Patent number: 8171742
    Abstract: A pressure wave generator (40) for driving one or more cryogenic refrigerator systems. The pressure wave generator (40) comprises a housing with one or more inlet/outlet ports (57,58) through which generated pressure waves of gas may pass through to drive a cryogenic refrigerator system or systems connected to the inlet/outlet ports (57,58). The pressure waves are generated by at least on pair of opposed diaphragms (41,42) located in the housing that are moveable in a reciprocating motion within the housing to create pressure waves in gas spaces (55,56) associated with each diaphragm (41,42). The gas spaces (55,56) each having associated inlet/outlet ports (57,58) through which the pressure waves may pass. An operable drive system is also provided to move the pair of diaphragms (41,42) in a reciprocating motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Industrial Research Limited
    Inventors: Alan James Caughley, David Haywood
  • Patent number: 8171975
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting planar components onto a pad for a seat is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: TS TECH Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8174383
    Abstract: A system and method for operating a wireless network comprising a plurality of devices each having a powered down mode, a receive/transmit mode, and a timer, may include a master device and a defined time interval. Time interval information and synchronizing information are communicated to the plurality of devices of the wireless network, whereby the timers of each of the plurality of devices are set to time substantially the same time interval, and the time intervals of the plurality of devices of the wireless network are substantially synchronized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Avante International Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Kwong-Tai Chung, Jing Jian Li
  • Patent number: 8173005
    Abstract: This invention relates to hydrogen production using combined heat pumps and a thermochemical cycle. Low grade waste heat can be upgraded to higher temperatures via salt/ammonia and/or MgO/vapor chemical heat pumps, which release heat at successively higher temperatures through exothermic reactions, or vapor compression heat pumps that upgrade thermal energy with phase change fluids. Using this new approach, low grade heat or waste heat from nuclear or other industrial sources can be transformed to a useful energy supply for thermochemical hydrogen production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: University of Ontario Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Greg F. Naterer, Richard Marceau
  • Patent number: PP22715
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Corylus plant named ‘Tonda Pacifica’ is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: The State of Oregon, Acting by & Through the State Board of Higher Education, Orgeon State University
    Inventor: Shawn A. Mehlenbacher
  • Patent number: D660027
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Air New Zealand Limited
    Inventors: Glen Wilson Porter, Victoria Anne Bamford, Kerry Alan Reeves, Stuart Anthony Eric Hilton