Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.
  • Patent number: 8348814
    Abstract: An exercise bar is configured to removably receive elastic lines, allowing its use in elastic resistance exercises, and/or inelastic lines, allowing its use in suspended bodyweight exercises. Separate grips, each being engageable by a hand or a foot, are also provided, and may be removably connected to the bar or to each other via one or more lines. Bar supports may also be provided to support the bar above the ground, allowing easy use of the bar to perform push-ups and other exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Robert S. Hinds, Glenn Polinsky, Ray Rollins, John Stephenson, Brandon Grayson Hall, Leslie A. Wagner
  • Patent number: 8337191
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to extrusion dies for making extruded synthetic wood and methods relating thereto. The dies include adapter dies, transition dies, stranding dies, and molding dies. The adapter dies include a channel with a restricted cross-sectional area. The stranding dies include a plurality of non-uniform channels that differ in length, cross-sectional area, cross-sectional shape, or combinations thereof. The transition dies are coordinately configured with the stranding die to adjust the flow rate of the extrudate. Particular configurations of dies upstream of the molding die allow for higher compression ratios in the molding die than previously feasible. Each of the dies described herein may be used individually with standard dies known in the art. Alternatively, the dies may be used in combination to form integrated units. The dies described herein allow for making stronger, more consistent synthetic wood at greater output rates than previously possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Strandex Corporation
    Inventors: Brian David Keller, David Frank Dostal, Alfred Bruce England
  • Patent number: 8341569
    Abstract: Statistical timing analysis methods for circuits having latches and feedback loops are described wherein the circuit yield, and/or the critical cycle mean (the largest cycle mean among all loops in the circuit), may be iteratively calculated with high speed and accuracy, thereby allowing their ready usage in the analysis and validation of proposed circuit designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Lizheng Zhang, Yuhen Hu, Chun-ping Chen
  • Patent number: 8321034
    Abstract: An implantable stimulation electrode lead for medical purposes includes a coaxial lead structure with an inner supply lead and an outer supply lead electrically insulated from the inner supply lead, and first and second electrodes which are provided at or near the distal end of the lead structure. The outer supply lead is guided to the first electrode, which is at the tip of the lead structure, and the inner supply lead is guided to the second electrode, which is proximal to the first electrode, such that the electrical connections cross over along the radius of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Ingo Weiss, Stefan Knorr, Michelle Maxfield, Michael Friedrich
  • Patent number: 8298968
    Abstract: Electrical components are formed in a fabric during the weaving process by a series of crossing conductors in the warp and weft fibers of the fabric. Some of the crossing points provide permanent Separation of the crossing conductors, others permanent connection of the crossing conductors and others connection upon the application of pressure to the fabric. The structure provides the possibility of forming a greater range of components and more reliable component characteristics than heretofore possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Intelligent Textiles Limited
    Inventors: Stanley Shigezo Swallow, Asha Peta-Thompson
  • Patent number: 8291873
    Abstract: This invention relates to a valve arrangement in an engine, comprising a valve with a valve plate and a stem like portion having an upper portion and lower portion, a valve control mechanism, the upper portion forms a hollow annular body extending coaxially with the extension of the stem like portion, the valve plate is connected to the lower portion to form a gap between the valve plate and the upper portion to allow for the gases to be transported past the valve plate into or out from the inside of the hollow annular body, the upper end of the annular body is open and the hollow annular body at its outer side is arranged with at least one first interacting device arranged to interact with at least one second interacting device of the valve control mechanism to facilitate movement and positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Engine Solution Sweden Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Per Thomas Simonsson
  • Patent number: 8287568
    Abstract: A device is provided for piercing a graft and artery wall in order to retain the graft on the artery. The device has a central section with an abutment surface for contacting the inner wall of the graft and two elongate members with distal ends for contacting the outer wall of the artery when the device is pierced through the graft and artery. The elongate members are biased so as to urge the abutment surface into the graft and retain the graft on the artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Anson Medical Limited
    Inventors: Peter Phillips, Duncan Keeble
  • Patent number: 8285246
    Abstract: An electronic implant is designed to detect at least one technical or physiological patient parameter, and has an exhaustible power source. The electronic implant also has an integrated mobile wireless antenna, a low-current mobile wireless modem with a low maximum transmission power, a low-current mobile wireless field-strength-measuring unit, and a control unit connected to the field-strength-measuring unit and to the mobile wireless modem. The control unit triggers access to a mobile wireless network as a function of the transmission power needed for data transmission by the low-current mobile wireless modem, taking into account a mobile wireless field strength value determined by the field-strength-measuring unit, and also taking into account the urgency of the data content to be transmitted. Network access only occurs when the needed transmission power does not exceed a specific maximum value for the particular urgency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: Thomas Doerr
  • Patent number: 8280700
    Abstract: An automated system and method is provided for configuring an object (e.g., a room). In accordance with a preferred embodiment, configuration is facilitated through the use of layering functionality and frame-based inferences to evaluate stored knowledge of object attributes. The frame-based inferences may be supplemented by a rules-based inference system. In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the invention, a graphics-based user interface may be used to permit interactive configuration using two-dimensional and three-dimensional models of the object, and incorporating engineering specifications, as well as functional and physical attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Edgenet, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandra Pendyala, Robert Broadhead, Rajan Rajbhandari, Roy Riggs
  • Patent number: 8280507
    Abstract: An implantable antitachycardiac cardiac stimulator has at least one right-ventricular sensing unit, a defibrillation shock generator and a control unit, as well as an additional detection unit for detecting ventricular events which operates independently of the right-ventricular detection electrode, and an evaluation unit (e.g., as an additional component of the control unit) which suppresses the delivery of a defibrillation shock on reliable detection of the normal rhythm via the additional detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: Thomas Doerr
  • Patent number: 8276575
    Abstract: An archery bowstring release includes a pair of bowstring-gripping jaws actuatable by a trigger, with the trigger and jaws both being pivotally linked to the housing. A cam situated within the housing has a trigger cam pivot which translates and rotates with respect to the trigger, such that the cam is urged by actuation of the trigger to open and close the jaws. The forward part of the housing bearing the jaws may be rotatable with respect to the rear part of the housing, such that the plane in which the jaws move can be rotated with respect to the plane in which the trigger moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Tru-Fire Corporation
    Inventor: Jason Gillig
  • Patent number: 8275459
    Abstract: An implantable arrangement including an implantable electromedical device having an exterior wall and an implantable sensor and/or actuator outside of the exterior wall. The sensor and/or actuator are in signal connection with the implantable device via an electric stage and a mechanical stage arranged in series, wherein the mechanical stage sends and/or receives mechanical vibration signals through the closed exterior wall, and the electrical stage sends and/or receives the same signals in electrical form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Ingo Weiss, Stefan Knorr
  • Patent number: 8271085
    Abstract: An implantable medical device has an impedance or admittance determination unit, an alternating current or voltage source, a measuring unit, and an analysis unit which is connected to the alternating current or AC voltage source and the measuring unit to calculate an impedance value or an admittance value at different times. The impedance or admittance determination unit may generate measuring current having two different frequencies (preferably below 100 kHz), and the analysis unit may calculate pairs of impedance or admittance values which are chronologically assigned to one another for different frequencies of the measuring current, and calculate a value for a blood impedance or blood admittance component which is independent of the impedance of the body tissue surrounding a particular blood vessel, The analysis unit may also determine trends in this value over time as an indicator for a change of blood hematocrit value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Michael Lippert, Olaf Skerl, Stefan Paule, Bernhard Fahn, Gerald Czygan, Heinrich Reinke, Albrecht Urbaszek
  • Patent number: 8270815
    Abstract: An online video and audio editing method and system can create edited final products by performing video and audio editing via a communication network. The system includes a server, which provides downloadable operator interface software; and a client terminal, which is connected with the server via a communication network. The client terminal downloads the operator interface software from the server to allow selection of target files, and generation of an editing result file by recording the editing information of each selected target file in a text format. The editing information is transmitted back to the server, and includes a priority order, a time to start playback, and a playback length of each selected target file. The server synthesizes all target files in accordance with the editing result file to create the edited final product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: A-Peer Holding Group LLC
    Inventors: Ed Yen, Chia-Ho Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8261381
    Abstract: A safety bed including a bed frame with a head board, side boards and a footboard, pivotally attached guard members, and a vertically adjustable mattress support structure which is attached to the side boards. The mattress support structure is capable of being lowered within the confines of the bed frame to prevent a patient from crawling out of the safety bed. The mattress support structure capable of being raised within the bed frame to grant a health care provider access to the patient. The raising and lowering of the mattress support frame does not affect height of the side boards or guard members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sleep Safe Beds, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph H. Hallock, Gregg Weinschreider
  • Patent number: 8258188
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of enhancing the immune response of an animal, including mammals and humans, to prevent or ameliorate immunoinflammatory diseases such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, increase immune system development, maintain or increase CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocyte levels, increase immune function, increase immune response against viruses and prevent or ameliorate the Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 diabetes and obesity by administering orally or parenterally a therapeutically effective amount of punicic acid to the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Josep Bassaganya-Riera
  • Patent number: 8255957
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for eliminating the apparent delays in a televised presentation between local program content and delayed program content received from a remote location, e.g., via satellite. Local and remote program signals are delayed by the system and method and then combined to provide an output program signal where there is no apparent delay between the content from the different program sources. The delay of the input signals is preferably automatically adjusted such that the start of the program output is not delayed and may be obtained by imperceptibly altering the input program content, e.g., using delay buffers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: The Buddy System, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Mattox
  • Patent number: 8252732
    Abstract: A substrate (for example an implantable medical device) is provided with a lubricious surface by grafting onto the surface monomers containing acrylamide groups and then hydrolyzing said groups under alkaline conditions, the grafting step being carried out in an aqueous environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer MatrialScience AG
    Inventors: Kadem Al-Lamee, Sam Patrick Whitehouse
  • Patent number: 8247457
    Abstract: Vasoconstrictors are administered topically to provide protection against the adverse effects, e.g., alopecia, mucositis or dermatitis, induced by chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Appropriate dosages and formulations of topical vasoconstrictors are provided. Methods for the use of such compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: William E. Fahl, Arnold E. Ruoho, Minesh Mehta
  • Patent number: 8244353
    Abstract: An implantable cardiac stimulator includes a cardioversion/defibrillation unit connected to at least one electrode pair for generation and delivery of cardioversion or defibrillation shocks; an atrial sensing unit detecting atrial contraction, and outputting an atrial sensing signal indicating a atrial event when an atrial contraction is detected; a ventricular sensing unit detecting ventricular contraction, and outputting a ventricular sensing signal when a ventricular contraction is detected; a tachycardia detection unit connected to the atrial and ventricular sensing units and detecting a tachycardia, and classifying it as a ventricular tachycardia (VT) or as a supraventricular tachycardia (SVT); and a treatment control unit designed to trigger at least one atrial cardioversion shock when a ventricular rhythm detected by the ventricular sensing unit is faster than a programmed frequency limit, and the tachycardia detection unit classifies an SVT as an atrial fibrillation (AFib).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventor: Thomas Doerr