Patents Represented by Attorney DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Patent number: 8349874
    Abstract: A method relieves both nociceptive pain and neuropathic pain and has fewer side effects. The compound includes cyclohexane derivatives represented by the following compound, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof or prodrugs thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Morita, Katsuhiko Iseki, Yuji Sugawara, Hideyuki Tsutsiu, Shunsuke Iwano, Naoki Izumimoto, Tadamasa Arai, Hidetoshi Noda, Chihiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8349284
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved sol-gel process for the preparation of nanocrystalline CeTi2O6 compound, which has applications in the area of photocatalytic activity. This compound can be obtained by completely drying the solution, which comprises both titanium and cerium precursors into a xerogel and sintering it at a temperature of 1400° C. for 5 min. in air. The Ce:Ti mole ratio in the precursor sol for the preparation of this compound is identified in the range of 0.33:1 and 0.6:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    Inventors: Amita Verma, Suhasini Avinash Agnihotry
  • Patent number: 8349597
    Abstract: A method of producing lactic acid by separating lactic acid produced in a culture solution by microbial fermentation, comprising: a step (A) of filtering the culture solution through a nano-filtration membrane; and a step (B) of distilling a lactic-acid-containing solution produced in step (A) under a pressure of 1 Pa to atmospheric pressure at a temperature of 25 to 200° C. to recover lactic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Masateru Ito, Shin-ichi Minegishi, Eri Shimizu, Kenji Sawai, Yohito Ito, Hideki Sawai, Katsushige Yamada
  • Patent number: 8352305
    Abstract: A system and method for synchronizing broadcast advertising inventory data between a broadcast vendor system and a media buyer's media resource planning system features a database that stores advertising inventory data received from the broadcast vendor system and the media buyer's resource planning system. A matching application in communication with the database performs a comparison between a previous package of advertising inventory data and a revised package of advertising inventory data. An analysis application in communication with the matching application and the database enables a user to review results of the comparison and directs uploading of the revised package of advertising data from the database to the media buyer's resource planning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Starcom Mediavest Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Vollrath, Stephen Poulin
  • Patent number: 8348134
    Abstract: A cold formation method of composite silver nanoparticles has been established. Thus, provided are composite silver nanoparticles comprising a silver core, which is made up of aggregated silver atoms and has an average particle diameter of from 1 to 20 nm, and an organic coating layer formed thereon which comprises at least one member selected from an alcohol molecule derivative having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, an alcohol molecule residue or an alcohol molecule; a composite silver nanopaste which contains at least the composite silver nanoparticles and a solvent and/or a viscosity grant agent added thereto; a method of producing the same; an apparatus for producing the same; a method of bonding the same; and a method of patterning the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Nanoparticle Laboratory Corporation
    Inventor: Teruo Komatsu
  • Patent number: 8348207
    Abstract: A foldable supporting device includes parallel supporting frames and foldable units, each of which interconnects an adjacent pair of the supporting frames and includes a pair of crossing members that cross and that are pivoted to each other, and a joint mechanism having a pair of first joints and a pair of second joints that are connected respectively to the adjacent pair of the supporting frames. Each of the crossing members interconnects a respective one of two diagonally aligned pairs of the first and second joints. At least one of the pair of the first joints and the pair of the second joints interconnect upper and lower parts of the adjacent pair of the supporting frames, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Chen-Chung Wang, Kenneth Wang
  • Patent number: 8349266
    Abstract: Provided is a plasma generator which can eliminate breakage due to thermal stress without deteriorating plasma generating efficiency. A plasma generator 1 has an base member 3 provided with a discharge space 5 and a pair of electrodes 9 provided on the base member 3 while sandwiching the discharge space 5 therebetween, wherein at least one electrode 7 of the pair of electrodes 9 has a plurality of electrode layers 15 provided at positions different from each other in a facing direction of the pair of electrodes 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichiro Ishizaki
  • Patent number: 8351297
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for processing information associated with monitoring persons/devices and weapon fire location information. In one exemplary implementation, a weapon fire location system is used to characterize and locate impulsive events and these locations are correlated with the positions of monitoring persons or devices, such as monitoring anklets placed on offenders or other persons of interest. Further, various information can be plotted on map, display, or for other graphical output to assist in the process of handling a weapon fire event. For example, when a monitoring device, whose position can be provided by GPS or alternate methods is found nearby a gunshot location, then associated graphical information can be presented on the output of the weapon fire location system or an associated display used by those monitoring the offenders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Shotspotter, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Mark Lauder, Robert L. Showen, James G. Beldock, Peter C. Sarna, II
  • Patent number: 8349993
    Abstract: Hydrolytically and thermo-oxidatively stable sulfonated polyarylenes include the structural element —X—Ar(SO3M)n-Y—. The aromatic ring carrying the sulfonic acid group is substituted exclusively by electron-acceptor bridge groups X and Y and, if applicable, by other non-electron-donor substituents. Their synthesis and application are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Michael Schuster, Klaus-Dieter Kreuer, Henrik Thalbitzer Andersen, Joachim Maier
  • Patent number: 8349439
    Abstract: An ornamental film reflects an image on the surface of the film with high image clarity and having a deep and glossy jet-black color like the outer appearance of pianos. The film is a multilayered film including at least one resin layer (A layer) containing a black component; and at least one substantially colorless and transparent resin layer (B layer); the A layer having a thickness of not less than 20 ?m and not more than 300 ?m; the B layer having a thickness of not less than 0.5 ?m and not more than 200 ?m; the A layer and the B layer being arranged adjacently to each other; surface roughness Ra of at least one side surface of the film being not less than 1 nm and not more than 25 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Syunichi Osada, Kazunori Sonoda, Norifumi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 8349384
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for forming and baking an edible cone-shaped container, the container being of a bread dough provided with a light, flaky texture by the inclusion of solid flaked fat pieces in the dough mixture and the cone formed by an initial forming and cooking step followed by multiple baking steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Conics Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward T. Huxel, Thomas A. Lehmann
  • Patent number: 8349468
    Abstract: A Ni alloy layer is formed on a surface of a steel base on the side to be in direct contact with a molten aluminum alloy, and titanium carbide (TiC) is bonded in a particulate state to the surface of the Ni alloy layer. This makes it possible to provide a metal material having materially enhanced melting loss resistance without resorting to conventional techniques, such as the provision of a ceramic coating by PVD or CVD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jun Masuda, Shuhei Homma, Ryousuke Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8350948
    Abstract: An imaging device able to simplify an optical system while maintaining a high frame rate, but without needing expensive blurring restoration processing hardware, able to reduce costs, and in addition capable of obtaining a restored image little influenced by noise, and a method of same, which bypasses blurring restoration processing of an image processing device 150 by a switching unit 140 to perform camera signal processing of a camera signal processing unit 160 at the time of a through image and performs blurring restoration processing at the image processing device 150, then performs camera signal processing at the camera signal processing unit 160 to display the image only at the time of capturing an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Miyauchi, Shigeyasu Murase, Yusuke Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8348945
    Abstract: A welding element is provided for applying heat, chemicals, pressure, or any combination thereof to tissues inside a patient's body, e.g., a patent foramen ovale. In one aspect, the welding element is connected to a radio frequency energy source and includes an electrode and a locator. The locator facilitates positioning of the welding element and is capable of moving from an open position to a clamping position. In another aspect, a needle is provided for transseptal puncturing before the application of heat. In yet another aspect, the welding element is configured as a coil. The welding element can be made of Nitinol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrzej J. Chanduszko, David R. Widomski, Carol A. Devellian
  • Patent number: 8349327
    Abstract: The disclosure provides novel molecules related to growth and differentiation factor-8 (GDF-8), in particular mouse and humanized antibodies, and antibody fragments, including those that inhibit GDF-8 activity and signaling in vitro and/or in vivo. The disclosure also provides methods for diagnosing, treating, ameliorating, preventing, prognosing, or monitoring degenerative orders of muscle, bone, and insulin metabolism, etc., in particular amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In addition, the disclosure provides pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of such disorders by using the antibodies, polypeptides, polynucleotides, and vectors of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wyeth LLC
    Inventors: Frank S. Walsh, Margaret M. Zaleska, David S. Howland, Lioudmila Tchistiakova, Riyez Karim, Pamela Kelley, William Kelley, legal representative, Xiang-Yang Tan, Seung Poon Kwak, Menelas N. Pangalos
  • Patent number: 8349974
    Abstract: A biaxially oriented polyarylene sulfide film which has an excellent elongation at break and flatness is provided. The biaxially oriented film may be a biaxially oriented polyarylene sulfide film which is substantially composed of a polyarylene sulfide resin (A), wherein one of the elongations at break in the machine direction and in the transverse direction of the film is not lower than 110%; one of the breaking stresses in the machine direction and in the transverse direction of the film of the film is not higher than 200 MPa; and both of the heat shrinkage ratio in the machine direction of the film and that in the transverse direction of the film at 260° C. for 10 minutes are not less than 0% and not more than 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Machida, Masatoshi Ohkura, Yasuyuki Imanishi
  • Patent number: 8347539
    Abstract: A weapon safety apparatus comprising a sleeve comprising a cavity portion open to receive a trigger portion of a weapon and free of any structures that impede movement of the trigger. The sleeve further comprises a body portion comprising at least one closed portion preventing access to a trigger of the weapon. The sleeve is shaped to provide access to all loading or unloading components of the weapon. The cavity portion of the sleeve may be further open to receive a handle of the weapon. A method for loading and unloading a weapon using the above weapon safety apparatuses is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Marksman Shepherd LLC
    Inventor: Michael Leo Burns, III
  • Patent number: 8346178
    Abstract: The present invention is summarized as a radio communication method including the steps of: calculating a transmission power difference between transmission power values of the first carrier and the second carrier; determining whether the transmission power difference exceeds a threshold set on the basis of a maximum transmission power difference allowable between the first carrier and the second carrier; and stopping a transmission of reverse link data using one of the first carrier and the second carrier with a larger transmission power for a certain period in a case where the transmission power difference exceeds the threshold set on the basis of the maximum transmission power difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Kugo Morita
  • Patent number: D673473
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Draeger Safety UK Limited
    Inventor: Simon Hogg
  • Patent number: D673814
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Alan Adel Honein, Bader Abdullah Al Kalooti