Patents Represented by Attorney DLA Piper US LLP
  • Patent number: 7439418
    Abstract: An isolated peptide having an amino acid sequence FWGHIWNAVKRVGANALHGAVTGALS (SEQ ID No. 1), its derivatives and its fragments containing at least 7 amino acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS, Universite de Perpignan
    Inventors: Guillaume Mitta, Richard Galinier, Bernard Banaigs, Eric Lasserre
  • Patent number: 7436497
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for providing spot lighting for observing a gemstone is presented. In particular, the spot lighting provided by the invention allows for observing of the fire of a gemstone, i.e. the visible effects of light dispersion into separate colors. The apparatus includes a tube for receiving a portion of a multi-spectral light source, and a mask coupled to the tube for blocking other portions of the light source. By selecting the proper tube dimensions and aligning the tube with both the light source at an inlet and a gemstone at an outlet, the spot lighting source provides direct lighting for isolating and accentuating the effects of fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Gemological Institute of America
    Inventors: Mary L. Johnson, Alvan Gilbertson, David Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 7436258
    Abstract: A multi-operational amplifier system comprises a plurality of operational amplifiers and a controller to configure the plurality of operational amplifiers. The operational amplifiers may be selectively configured to operate individually or in combination with other of the operational amplifiers. The operational amplifiers may have different common node inputs. In one aspect, the different inputs may be selected from groups of PMOS, N-type NMOS and NZ NMOS inputs. The operational amplifiers may include the different inputs that are arranged as differential pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hieu Van Tran, Anh Ly, Sang Thanh Nguyen, Vishal Sarin
  • Patent number: 7432028
    Abstract: This invention relates to a novel organophotoreceptor that includes: (a) a charge transport composition comprising molecules having the formula where n is an average of a distribution of integers generally between 2 and 50,000, and in which n is at least 2; R1, R2, R3, and R4 comprise, each independently, H, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, a heterocyclic group, or an aromatic group; X comprises an (N,N-disubstituted)arylamine group; and Y is a bridging group; (b) a charge generating compound; and (c) an electrically conductive substrate over which the charge transport composition and the charge generating compound are located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Vytautas Getautis, Tadas Malinauskas, Juozas V. Grazulevicius, Valentas Gaidelis, Vygintas Jankauskas, Zbigniew Tokarski, Nusrallah Jubran, Kam W. Law
  • Patent number: 7431109
    Abstract: A power supply assembly is provided for a vehicle, such as a Personalized Motorized Vehicle (PMV), including a detachable mounting assembly therefor which facilitates the ease of attachment of a Power Supply Unit (PSU) to a main structural frame of the vehicle, provides a positive electrical and structural connection therebetween, and integrates the power supply assembly with the external geometry of the vehicle to provide an aesthetically pleasing external appearance. The power supply assembly includes a pair of PSUs. A segment of one PSU unit overlaps a segment of another PSU unit and another segment of one PSU overlaps a portion of the main structural frame. Electrical connectors are disposed in combination with the overlapping housing segments for electrically coupling the PSUs and at least one PSU to the vehicle. The power supply, assembly, furthermore includes a retention subassembly for structurally connecting each PSU to the main structural frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Pride Mobility Products Corporation
    Inventors: Colburn L. Jones, James M. Kosco, Mark A. Goodell
  • Patent number: 7433997
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of realizing an associative memory capable of storing a set of documents and retrieving one or more stored documents similar to an inputted query document, said method comprising: coding each document or a part of it through a corresponding feature vector consisting of a series of bits which respectively code for the presence or absence of certain features in said document; arranging the feature vectors in a matrix; generating a query feature vector based on the query document and according to the rules used for generating the feature vectors corresponding to the stored document s such that the query vector corresponds in its length to the width of the matrix; storing the matrix column-wise; for those columns of the matrix where the query vector indicates the presence of a feature, bitwise performing one or more of preferably hardware supported logical operations between the columns of the matrix to obtain one or more additional result columns coding for a similarity measure betw
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: BDGB Enterprise Software S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Gannady Lapir, Harry Urbshat
  • Patent number: 7430879
    Abstract: An adjustable ring according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a ring portion having an outer surface and an inner surface defining an opening for receiving a finger therethrough; a movable segment coupled to the ring portion and movable between a first position and a second position; and a spring element coupled to the ring portion and the movable segment to allow movement of the movable segment between the first position and the second position. According to another embodiment of the present invention, the adjustable ring further includes an insert portion coupled to an inner surface of the ring portion, the insert portion having an opening; and the movable segment coupled to the insert portion and having a surface movable through the insert portion opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Hearts On Fire Company
    Inventors: Edward Czajka, Hakob Melkonyan
  • Patent number: 7432033
    Abstract: Methods of printing with a liquid electrophotographic toner composition prepared within an electrophotgraphic printing apparatus are provided, wherein a polymeric binder comprising at least one amphipathic copolymer comprising one or more S material portions and one or more D material portions is first prepared in a reaction solvent, wherein the reaction solvent comprises less than about 10% aromatic components by weight and has a Kauri-Butanol number less than about 30 mL. Toner particles are then formulated in the reaction solvent and dried. The dried toner particles are then redispersed in a carrier liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin Hsin Chou, Brian P. Teschendorf, James A. Baker
  • Patent number: 7433635
    Abstract: A method of producing an image on a final image receptor from image data in a multiple pass electrophotographic system is provided. The method includes the steps of applying transfer assist material to an intermediate transfer member and providing at least one development unit including a photoreceptive element and charged toner particles. During each complete processing cycle of an intermediate transfer member, a toned image is created and transferred to the intermediate transfer member by application of a bias. In multiple processing cycles of the intermediate transfer member, the transfer assist material and the at least one toned image thereby form a composite image layer on the intermediate transfer member. The method further includes contacting the composite image layer with a final image receptor while applying a bias that is sufficiently strong to transfer at least a portion of the composite image layer to the final image receptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin Hsin Chou, Brian P. Teschendorf, Manuel Lozada, Charles W. Simpson, Truman F. Kellie, A. Kristine Fordahl, James A. Baker
  • Patent number: 7431939
    Abstract: The use of a dietary fiber or a mixture of dietary fibers for the manufacture of a composition, being a pharmaceutical composition or a functional food or a functional feed, for the prevention, the inhibition and/or the treatment of systemic infections in humans and in vertebrates caused by pathogenic bacteria is disclosed. A method for the prevention, the inhibition and/or the treatment of systemic infections in humans and in vertebrates caused by pathogenic bacteria, comprising administration to said beings, orally, through tube feeding or rectally, a composition containing an effective amount of a dietary fiber or mixture of dietary fibers is also disclosed. The dietary fiber is preferably a fructan, typically inulin and/or oligofructose, most preferably chicory inulin with an average degree of polymerization (DP) of at least 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignees: Mississippi State University, Tiense Suikerraffinaderij N.V.
    Inventors: Randal K. Buddington, Jan Van Loo, Anne Frippiat
  • Patent number: D577950
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Courington, Lou Henry, Chris Mellen
  • Patent number: D577951
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Courington, Lou Henry, Chris Mellen
  • Patent number: D577952
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Goode, John McDavitt
  • Patent number: D578337
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Lynn Vendl, Louis Henry, Melanie Conklin
  • Patent number: D578338
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Lynn Vendl, Louis Henry, Melanie Conklin
  • Patent number: D578339
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Courington, Christopher Mellen, Louis Henry
  • Patent number: D578539
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Bakker Elkhuizen Innovations B.V.
    Inventors: Janwillem Bouwknegt, Rick Blom
  • Patent number: D578540
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Bakker Elkhuizen Innovations B.V.
    Inventors: Janwillem Bouwknegt, Rick Blom
  • Patent number: D578579
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Seckel, Todd Herlitz
  • Patent number: D578828
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Lynn Vendl, Lou Henry