Patents Represented by Attorney Duane Morris LLP
  • Patent number: 8334524
    Abstract: Compositions and processes for forming radiopaque polymeric articles are disclosed. In one embodiment, radiation inspection apparatuses and methods are then used to determine the presence and attributes of such radiopaque polymeric articles. A radiopaque polymeric article of the present invention can be created by mixing a radiopaque material, such as barium, bismuth, tungsten or their compounds, with a powdered polymer, pelletized polymer or liquid solution, emulsion or suspension of a polymer in solvent or water. In addition to creating radiation detectable objects, the radiopaque polymeric materials of the present invention can be used to create radiation protective articles, such as radiation protective garments and bomb containment vessels. Enhanced radiation protection can also be achieved through the use of nano-materials. The principals of the present invention can be used to provide protection against other types of hazards, including fire, chemical, biological and projectile hazards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Meridian Research and Development
    Inventors: Ronald DeMeo, Joseph Kucherovsky, Amit Kurupathi
  • Patent number: 8333070
    Abstract: Provided is an energy storage system configured to accumulate energy for subsequent discharge. One embodiment includes an indirect energy storage assembly configured to accept energy input from a direct storage assembly. The indirect energy storage assembly includes a converter for lifting a mass, a speed reducer coupled to the converter for increasing torque provided, and a mass coupled to the speed reducer for generating potential energy when raised. In one embodiment, the direct energy storage assembly produces energy based on descent of a mass, the descent controlled by operation of a speed increaser coupled to a generator. In one example, the speed increaser provides an input:output ratio of at least 1:100. The speed increaser can be configured based on parameters of the generator (e.g., speed and torque). The mass of the direct energy storage assembly can include a float for lifting the mass responsive to water level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventors: Henry C. Huang, Jane Huang
  • Patent number: 8331867
    Abstract: A channel estimation and prediction unit 18 estimates a channel and predicts a channel for a next transmission slot. An SVD unit 19 performs singular value decomposition on each channel prediction value. An eigenvalue calculation unit 20 calculates an eigenvalue in a slot, whereas an eigenmode quality calculation unit 21 calculates quality of each eigenmode based on the eigenvalue obtained from the eigenvalue calculation unit 20 and outputs the quality to a transmission adaptive control unit 22. The transmission adaptive control unit 22 recognizes frequency of channel variation based on variation of quality of a lower eigenmode and the likes, and corrects quality of a higher eigenmode to be a smaller value according to the frequency of channel variation being larger with respect to a slot length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta Okino
  • Patent number: 8329425
    Abstract: Fast and simple method of detecting the presence of chloramphenicol, a harmful compound if present in food products. The method makes use of a mutant chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) and a fluorophore-linked chloramphenicol in a system where chloramphenicol and the fluorophore-linked chloramphenicol competes for the active site of the mutant CAT. Because the fluorophore-linked chloramphenicol reduces its fluorescence upon binding to the active site and vice versa increases its fluorescence upon being displaced from the active site by the presence of unmodified chloramphenicol in a sample, the increase of fluorescence caused by a testing sample indicates the presence of chloramphenicol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Inventors: Kwok-Yin Wong, Yun Chung Leung, Pak Ho Chan, Wai Hong Chung, Ka Yan Chow, Ho yin Chow, Hon Man Leung
  • Patent number: 8331954
    Abstract: A system and method for a network analysis system operating in a wireless communication system with repeaters is disclosed. Embodiments of the system and method enable the network analysis system to determine if signals being received by the network receivers arrive directly from a target mobile appliance or if the signals are passing through a repeater. The repeaters, through an augmentation, measure attributes of a received signal and based on these attributes the system determine whether the signal is served by a repeater or other network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Beck, Tosin Osinusi, Ariful Hannan, Tariqul Islam
  • Patent number: 8328491
    Abstract: An axially expanding spacer (10) has respective first and second spacer rings (11,12) with complementary helical ramped faces (16,17) and abutment faces (18,19). By relative rotation of the spacer rings (11,12), the height of the spacer (10), between annular faces (14,15) can be expanded or contracted. Compression springs (20) between the abutment faces (18,19) urge the spacer (10) to its “expanded” configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Technofast Industries Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Wentworth Bucknell, Robert Wentworth Bucknell
  • Patent number: 8328255
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for the contamination-free transfer of thin, shock-sensitive crystalline plates, especially glass plates, from a horizontal into a defined vertical position. Said method and apparatus have the following features: a) a transverse bar of a transfer fork is disposed below the glass plate in order to grip the glass plate, said transverse bar (6) being fitted with suction head-supporting bars which are vertically mounted thereon and have suction heads that are distributed along the top side thereof and penetrate the free space between the rolls: b) the suction heads are moved close to the bottom side of the glass plate; and the suction elements thereof are connected to the glass plate by means of intake air, c) the glass plate is put into the placement device after being finely adjusted. Also disclosed are a computer program and a machine-readable carrier containing the corresponding program code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Franz, Kornelia Ulrike Franz, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8332375
    Abstract: A method for moving files from one storage location to another, includes: receiving a request from a user to access a file; copying the file from a first storage element to a second storage element in response to the request, wherein the second storage element provides access to files at a higher rate than that provided by the first storage element; automatically determining whether a demand for the file exists; and automatically maintaining a copy of the file stored in the second storage element if the demand exists; otherwise automatically deleting the copy of the file stored in the second storage element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nirvanix, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott P. Chatley, J. Gabriel Gallagher
  • Patent number: 8330571
    Abstract: A vehicle electronic portable key system including a master key and sub-key. A retainer is arranged in the vehicle to retain the sub-key. A control unit determines whether the master key or sub-key is located in a vehicle interior or exterior wireless communicatable area. When the key is located in one of the wireless communicatable areas, the control unit permits various operations of the vehicle in accordance with the communicable area in which the key is located. The control unit determines that the sub-key is in a lent state if the sub-key is removed from the retainer when the master key is located in the interior wireless communicatable area. In a state in which the sub-key is located in one of the wireless communicatable areas after removal from the retainer, the control unit limits the operations of the vehicle unless the sub-key is determined as being in the lent state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Jun Yamaguchi, Toshiharu Katagiri, Takumi Tamezane, Yoshiyuki Seki
  • Patent number: 8331953
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating the location of a mobile station that receives signals from a plurality of base stations. The base station timing offsets may be estimated utilizing an observed time difference of arrival value at the mobile between a first signal received from a first base station and a second signal received from a second base station. An initial location for the mobile is randomly selected and an estimated location is determined using the selected initial location, the observed time difference of arrival value, and an iterative search algorithm. The estimated location may be stored if the estimated location is within a predetermined area. In addition, for each such estimated location, the applicable base station time offsets that relate to this location may be updated to generate a current best estimate. A calculated location for the mobile may be determined from stored estimated locations and the current base station time offset estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: John Carlson, Martin Alles
  • Patent number: 8331956
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating a location of a wireless device in a wireless communication system having a plurality of nodes and a plurality of location measurement units (“LMUs”). A set of signal samples from a first wireless device and a second wireless device may be collected by one or more LMUs in a search window. A first time of arrival (“TOA”) is determined, and a second search window is estimated as a function of the first TOA. A second TOA may be determined within the second search window at a second node or one of the LMUs from the set of signal samples. A range estimate of the wireless device may then be determined, and an estimated location of the wireless device may be determined as a function of the first uplink TOA, the second uplink TOA, or the range estimate and second TOA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Tariqul Islam, John Carlson, Khalid Al-Mufti, Ariful Hannan
  • Patent number: 8327803
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide a method for processing a very large number of fish eggs for gene injection and so on, which employs a simple system with high performance and a reasonable construction expense. It is another object to provide the method having an water tank apparatus capable of producing a large number of fish eggs continuously. A large number of water tank groups having an independent drainage passage each is lighted up in turn with a predetermined interval. An egg-collecting case with a net bottom is set in the drainage passage connecting to the water tank group to which the lighting is started. The water tank group consists of a plurality of tank unit accommodating fishes each. Each book-shaped tank unit has a rectangular-shaped upper portion and a cone-shaped lower portion. Rotating water stream is formed in each tank unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hashimoto Electronic Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Tamaru, Hideo Miyake, Masatoshi Hashimoto, Masaru Obata, Ryuji Uchida
  • Patent number: 8328816
    Abstract: A femoral gauge for sizing a femoral head implant and locating osteophytes or structural abnormalities comprising a gauge portion, the gauge portion having a concave gauge surface and an opposing back surface, the gauge surface defined by a pair of opposing lengthwise sides and a pair of widthwise sides, the gauge surface having a substantially spherical contour, the spherical contour sized for selection of a correspondingly sized femoral head implant, and a handle portion extending from the gauge portion, the handle portion positioned and configured for use in positioning the gauge surface. A plurality of different sized gauges can be provided. Areas of potential infringement can be located by rotating the femoral gauge around the juncture of the natural or implant femoral head and the natural femoral neck. Areas of impingement are removed until the femoral gauge can be rotated around the juncture without lifting off of the femoral head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul E. Beaulé
  • Patent number: D671786
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Lin Holding ApS
    Inventor: Peng Lin
  • Patent number: D671787
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Lin Holding ApS
    Inventor: Peng Lin
  • Patent number: D672245
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company
    Inventors: George Ikuya Nukuto, Michael Patrick Bryant, Michael Dennis McMahon, Erik Alan Holm, Jonathan H. Zimmer
  • Patent number: D672248
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company
    Inventors: George Ikuya Nukuto, Michael Patrick Bryant, Michael Dennis McMahon, Erik Alan Holm, Jonathan H. Zimmer
  • Patent number: D672249
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company
    Inventors: George Ikuya Nukuto, Michael Patrick Bryant, Michael Dennis McMahon, Erik Alan Holm, Jonathan H. Zimmer
  • Patent number: D672251
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company
    Inventors: George Ikuya Nukuto, Michael Patrick Bryant, Michael Dennis McMahon, Erik Alan Holm, Jonathan H. Zimmer
  • Patent number: D672460
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Poly Medicure Limited
    Inventor: Rishi Baid