Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Dilworth & Barrese
  • Patent number: 8236758
    Abstract: Disclosed are: an insulin secretion inducer; an insulin secretion-inducing composition; a process for the production of the composition; an accelerator for increasing the number of pancreatic ?-cells; a composition for increasing the number of pancreatic ?-cells; a process for the production of the composition; and a viral vector for gene therapy. The insulin secretion inducer or the accelerator for increasing the number of pancreatic ?-cells comprises a polypeptide having an amino acid sequence encoded by DNA that is known to encode a membrane protein Tm4sf20 (transmembrane 4 L six family member 20) or the like or a fragment of the polypeptide as an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Saitama Medical University
    Inventors: Hideo Toyoshima, Tomotaka Yokoo, Nobuhiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 8234689
    Abstract: A system and method for generating target area information. The system comprises a first processor effective to receive first information of a first classification level and a second processor effective to receive second information of a second classification level distinct from the first classification level. A cross domain processor is in communication with the first and second processors. The second processor is effective to receive a request from a requesting entity about a region of interest and interrogate a first sensor regarding the request. The second processor is further effective to receive first information from the first sensor and send the request through the cross domain processor to the first processor. The first processor is effective to interrogate a second sensor regarding the request and receive second information from the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Jelavic, Eric Hansen, Jack L. Gold, Surendra Seobarrat
  • Patent number: 8231908
    Abstract: A sheet-shaped composition is provided which has an improved preservability and handling readiness, as well as a high flexibility in use. Amnion with trehalose added thereto is utilized. Addition of trehalose improves the flexibility of the amnion, and prevents basal membrane and stratum compactum from being damaged during lyophilization process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignees: ArBlast Co., Ltd., Shigeru Kinoshita
    Inventors: Shigeru Kinoshita, Takahiro Nakamura, Norihiko Yokoi, Eiji Kurihara
  • Patent number: 8226087
    Abstract: A card-guided projectile and target game includes a game surface having first and second opposite ends. The game surface extends between the ends. The game surface includes indicia for delineating regions of the surface. At least one projectile, at least one projectile receiver, and at least one playing card includes indicia for in-game card guided play of a beverage drinking game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Maxwell Brustmeyer
  • Patent number: 8227663
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for stimulating root growth and/or enhancing the formation of lateral or adventitious roots and/or altering root geotropism comprising expression of a cytokinin oxidase or comprising expression of another protein that reduces the level of active cytokinins in plants or plant parts. Also provided by the present invention are methods for increasing seed size and/or weight, embryo size and/or weight, and cotyledon size and/or weight. The methods comprise expression of a cytokinin oxidase or expression of another protein that reduces the level of active cytokinins in plants or plant parts. Methods and compositions for increasing seed yield are also provided. The invention also relates to isolated plant cytokinin oxidase proteins, nucleic acid sequences encoding cytokinin oxidase proteins as well as to vectors, host cells, transgenic cells and plants comprising such sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Schmülling, Tomàs Werner
  • Patent number: 8225620
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigerator unit and/or a freezer unit having at least one compartment located in the interior space of the refrigerator unit and/or freezer unit, wherein means are provided for air moistening by means of which the relative humidity in the compartment can be set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hausgerate Lienz GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Prentner
  • Patent number: 8227664
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for increasing plant yield by introducing into a plant a cyclin A nucleic acid, preferably encoding a cyclin A protein, which cyclin A nucleic acid is operably linked to a seed-preferred promoter. By using this method, plant yield may be increased in optimal and sub-optimal growing conditions. The method results in plants having increased yield relative to corresponding wild type plants and relative to transgenic plants constitutively expressing cyclin A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: CropDesign N.V.
    Inventors: Valerie Frankard, Vladmir Mironov
  • Patent number: 8221560
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a lead-free solder alloy and a manufacturing method thereof. More specifically, disclosed are: a lead-free solder alloy, which comprises 0.8-1.2 wt % silver (Ag), 0.8-1.2 wt % copper (Cu), 0.01-1.0 wt % palladium (Pd), 0.001-0.1 wt % tellurium (Te), and a balance of tin (Sn), and thus has a melting point similar to those of prior lead-free solder alloys, excellent wettability, very low segregation ratio, and excellent weldability with a welding base metal, such that it improves temperature cycle performance and drop impact resistance simultaneously, when it is applied to electronic devices and printed circuit boards; a manufacturing method of the above alloy; and electronic devices and printed circuit boards which include the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Duksan Hi-Metal Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kang Hee Kim, Yong Cheol Chu, Myoung Ho Chun, Sang Ho Jeon, Hyun Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 8221559
    Abstract: A surface treatment with a zirconium ion that enables sufficient throwing power and superior anti-corrosion properties to be exhibited when thus surface treated metal base material is subjected to cation electrodeposition coating is provided. A metal surface treatment liquid thereof for cation electrodeposition coating includes zirconium ions, copper ions, and other metal ions, and having a pH of 1.5 to 6.5, in which: the other metal ions are at least one selected from the group consisting of tin ions, indium ions, aluminum ions, niobium ions, tantalum ions, yttrium ions and cerium ions; the concentration of zirconium ions is 10 to 10,000 ppm; the concentration ratio of the copper ions to the zirconium ions is 0.005 to 1 on a mass basis; and the concentration ratio of the other metal ions to the copper ions is 0.1 to 1,000 on a mass basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Inbe, Hiroshi Kameda, Thomas Kolberg
  • Patent number: 8215491
    Abstract: The invention provides apparatus for determining and recording characteristics of particulate material in a batch of such material comprising a separator chamber having an inlet, means for reading an identifier on a batch of particulate material supplied to the inlet and providing the identifier as a digital output, means for causing a flow of gas in the separator chamber to separate the particulate material into a first fraction and a second fraction, first counting means, second counting means, means for weighing the first fraction and providing the result as a digital output, and means for integrating the digital outputs and for transferring them to a computer programmed to store data in prescribed format in a database, from which it may be manipulated to afford comparison of characteristics of batches of particulate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: CropDesign N.V.
    Inventors: Frederik Leyns, Willy Dillen, Marcin Olik
  • Patent number: 8210949
    Abstract: A gaming, betting and/or entertainment machine, in particular a coin-and/or cash-operable gaming or betting machine, has a housing, a data processing unit accommodated in the housing, at least one display device for displaying game and/or entertainment signals, and an operating device for machine operation, which is disposed on the housing. The housing has a modular structure and a plurality of modules to be attached to each other, which each are preassembled with the electronic components attached thereto. A first housing module, which carries the data processing unit and possibly the operating means, includes a first connection interface, by which a respective second housing module, which carries the respective display device, can selectively be attached to the first housing module. The data processing unit in the first housing module advantageously has a detection device for self-detection of the respectively connected electronic components in or on the respectively attached further housing modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Novomatic AG
    Inventor: Johann F. Graf
  • Patent number: 8212993
    Abstract: An improved method for surveying actual measurement data of a component, which originate from an optical scan, is characterized in that the actual measurement data (2) of the component (1) are surveyed by means of a measurement program (24) for a tactile coordinate measuring instrument, wherein the measurement program (24) generates a virtual measuring stylus of a virtual coordinate measuring instrument, which surveys the actual measurement data of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Matthia Prams, Michael Gandyra, Roman Apanovich
  • Patent number: 8212647
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device having at least one PCT resistor and having at least one AC voltage source connected to the PTC resistor, with the PTC resistor being dimensioned such that the voltage drop over the PTC resistor does not exceed the value of 40 V/mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH
    Inventor: Franz Feuerstein
  • Patent number: 8213003
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device for determining the spatial position of a sensor, in which a rough position information initially is determined by rough detection of the position of the sensor, and then the more accurate position of the sensor is obtained by measuring at least three reflectors mounted on the sensor with a laser tracker, wherein the search region of the laser of the laser tracker is limited for the reflectors with reference to the rough position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Mayer, Thomas Nasswetter, Marcus Steinbichler, Andreas Weber
  • Patent number: 8206729
    Abstract: A topical composition with a sustained softness feel to the skin, comprising an effective amount of boron nitride suspended in a dermatologically acceptable carrier vehicle, wherein the composition suitably adheres to the skin, leaving a coating layer comprising boron nitride particles. The present invention also relates to a method of massaging by applying the composition of the present invention on the body part to be massaged, and massaging the part coated with the composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Joerg Student, Rickson Sun, Kristi Scherler, Paul Hans, Jon Leist, Gregory W. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 8197666
    Abstract: A method serves the production of one or more gases, in particular of oxyhydrogen. A liquid, preferably water (9), is electrolytically treated in the method. To improve the efficiency of a method of this type, a substance is present in the liquid (9) to which the or one of the gases to be produced adheres, in particular an ion exchanger (10) (single FIGURE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Franz Roiner
  • Patent number: 8200379
    Abstract: This invention relates to an intelligence system on board an aircraft that detects an emergency, assesses the situation, and then acts on the situation in a pre-determined manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventors: Dario P. Manfredi, Robert La France
  • Patent number: 8198341
    Abstract: A method of making hydroxymethylphosphonate comprising heating paraformaldehyde in a solvent to a desired reaction temperature, wherein the solvent is present in at least an amount necessary to solvate or suspend the paraformaldehyde; adding at least one alkyl phosphite to the heated paraformaldehyde, to provide hydroxymethylphosphonate, the alkyl phosphite being added to the heated paraformaldehyde at a rate which will avoid or inhibit the production of a significant exotherm and resulting high/significant level of acid by-product(s), there being present in the reaction medium at least one hindered amine catalyst in which the nitrogen in the amine is directly bound to a secondary and/or tertiary carbon of an organic group; and, optionally, following the completion of the addition, heating the reaction mixture to an elevated temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: ICL-IP America Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Stowell, Ronald L. Pirrelll, Ryan Yanosy
  • Patent number: 8191461
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydraulic cylinder piston comprising a piston rod and a piston connected thereto. In accordance with the invention, the piston can be tensioned with respect to the piston rod via a screw system comprising two threaded rings, with the inner threaded ring of the two threaded rings comprising a removable tensioning element for the application of the pre-tension and with the outer threaded ring being movable relative to the inner threaded ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hydraulikagger GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Peter Lavergne
  • Patent number: 8191731
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for feeding screws. In the apparatus, screws are scooped up from the storage container by a scooping unit and put onto a carrying unit. The screws are arranged in line and carried by the carrying unit and discharged through a discharge unit. The scooping unit includes a rotating arm which rotates on the outer wall of the storage container, and a magnet which is fastened to the front end of the rotating arm. The carrying unit includes a screw receiving part. The rotating arm rotates on the outer wall of the storage container to scoop up the screws using magnetic force of the magnet and load the screws onto the screw receiving part. The scooping unit further includes a magnet spacing part which is provided on the outer wall of the storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Ohtake Root Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshitake Ota