Patents Represented by Attorney Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
  • Patent number: 8352023
    Abstract: Described is a method and system which includes a first set of digital data generated by amplifying and digitizing brain waves of a patient before and after administration of initial doses of interventional agents to the patient and a second set of digital data generated by amplifying and digitizing brain waves of the patient during a medical procedure. In addition, the system includes a microprocessor computing separate trajectories for at least two different indices of an anesthetic state of the patient during the medical procedure as a function of a comparison of the first and second sets of digital data, the indices including a Depth Index (DI), a Memory Index (MI) and Pain Index (PI), the DI corresponding to a depth of anesthesia of the patient, the PI corresponding to a sensitivity of the patient to pain and the MI corresponding to an ability of the patient to form and store memories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: Erwin R. John, Leslie S. Prichep
  • Patent number: 8346692
    Abstract: A spiking neural network has a layer of connected neurons exchanging signals. Each neuron is connected to at least one other neuron. A neuron is active if it spikes at least once during a time interval. Time-varying synaptic weights are computed between each neuron and at least one other neuron connected thereto. These weights are computed according to a number of active neurons that are connected to the neuron. The weights are also computed according to an activity of the spiking neural network during the time interval. Spiking of each neuron is synchronized according to a number of active neurons connected to the neuron and according to the weights. A pattern is submitted to the spiking neural network for generating sequences of spikes, which are modulated over time by the spiking synchronization. The pattern is characterized according to the sequences of spikes generated in the spiking neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Societe de Commercialisation des Produits de la Recherche Appliquee-Socpra-Sciences et Genie S.E.C.
    Inventors: Jean Rouat, Ramin Pichevar, Stephane Loiselle, Le Tan Thanh Tai, Anh Hoang Hai, Jean Lavoie, Jocelyn Bergeron
  • Patent number: 8345153
    Abstract: A camera system according to an embodiment includes a camera device, a control device, and an application server. The camera device, which includes a camera module and a power line communication (PLC) camera adaptation module, captures and provides audio/video information. The camera device modulates the audio/video information, and provides the modulated information. The camera device also demodulates the modulated signal transferred from a power line to obtain a control signal, and adjusts camera parameters according to the control signal. The control device is connected to the PLC camera adaptation module via the power line. The control device demodulates a received modulated signal of the audio/video information, and provides the demodulated signal. According to a received control indication information, the control device generates a control signal, modulates the control signal, and controls the camera module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: China Mobile Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Zhangzhe Liu, Congxing Ouyang, Han Li, Guanghai Zhang
  • Patent number: 8343153
    Abstract: The invention refers to a component for arrangement at an implant as well as a method for the assembling of an implant arrangement. The component comprises a basic component, at least one sensor arranged in the basic component for the detection of a measurement variable and for the generation of measuring data for the detected measurement variable, a telemetry device arranged in the basic component for transmitting and receiving data and a data transmission connection between the at least one sensor device and the telemetry device for the transmission of data between the at least one sensor device and the telemetry device, whereby the data comprise the measuring data. At the basic component, assembly means for mounting the basic component in an implant recess are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Synthes USA, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Duda, Markus Heller
  • Patent number: 8339966
    Abstract: A transmitting and receiving unit is provided for a field device for measuring a filling level or a pressure, which has an adaptive error counter. In this way, the sensitivity of the error detection may be adapted to individual needs or to the present length of the communications section. Thus, during wireless communication an optimally set error counter may fundamentally be used according to the distance to be covered without any adjustment needing to be made for this on the user side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: VEGA Grieshaber KG
    Inventor: Andreas Isenmann
  • Patent number: 8335701
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing insurance companies with historical data indicating their placement results versus peer insurance companies with a broker and proactively identify upcoming policy opportunities from a broker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Marsh USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kabir Syed, Robert Howe, Anneloes Hesen
  • Patent number: 8333708
    Abstract: Described are a system and a method for monitoring breathing of a patient. The system may include a sensor measuring data corresponding to the patient's breathing patterns and a processing arrangement determining whether the breathing patterns are indicative of a troubled wakefulness state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: David M. Rapoport, Robert G. Norman
  • Patent number: 8332182
    Abstract: A transit-time fill-level measuring device for measuring the fill level of a filling material in a container is stated, in which transit-time fill-level measuring device information about the topography of the filling material surface is determined on the basis of the shape of a single echo curve of the receiving signal. From this the fill volume can then be derived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: VEGA Grieshaber KG
    Inventors: Josef Fehrenbach, Thomas Deck, Roland Welle, Karl Griessbaum
  • Patent number: 8332248
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for automating workflow of assigning jobs and tracking the process. The exemplary method comprises receiving job data for a plurality of jobs, assigning a current job to one of a plurality of users based on a business rule, sending the current job to the one of the users, and receiving further data for the current job. Additional exemplary methods comprise marking the current job complete when the further data is an indication that the job has been successfully completed. Further exemplary methods comprise sending the current job to a problem resolver when the further data is an indication that the job includes a problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, LP
    Inventors: Brenda Hutchinson, Mark Fautz, Thomas C. Blackwell, Rickey H. Johnson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8332044
    Abstract: A neuromodulation system, comprises an implantable electrode which is implanted within a body adjacent to a target nerve structure to which electric energy is to be applied via the electrode and a connection port which is implanted in the body with a proximal surface thereof substantially flush with an outer surface of a skin of the body, the connection port including a device interface for electrically connecting to an external device which remains external to the body in combination with an electric line extending from the device interface to the electrode for carrying electric energy from the external device to the electrode and a cover selectively closing an opening of the external surface of the implanted connection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon T McIntyre
  • Patent number: 8317788
    Abstract: An intramedullary pin for insertion into the medullary space of the femur through the lateral compacta of the trochanter major. The pin has a proximal pin section and an adjoining distal pin section. Each pin section includes one or more bores for one or more bone screws. The proximal pin section has at least one bore running obliquely to the longitudinal axis, so that bone screws can be inserted through the bore into the head of the femur, or a screw can be inserted in the antegrade direction through the bore. The distal pin section is at least partly straight and the proximal pin section has a curvature in the lateral-posterior direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Synthes USA, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Kaup
  • Patent number: 8321155
    Abstract: A field device for measuring the filling level, the pressure or the density of a medium in a container is described. The field device comprises two processors that are separate from each other. The first processor corresponds to a lower safety standard while the second processor corresponds to a higher safety standard. Functions of the field device that are directed towards safety are carried out in the second processor. Functions that are less critical to safety are carried out in the first processor. Data exchange between the two processors is controlled by way of an operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: VEGA Grieshaber KG
    Inventors: Winfried Rauer, Martin Gaiser, Manfred Kopp, Ralf Schaetzle
  • Patent number: 8313488
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intramedullary nail (1) having a proximal half (2), a distal half (3) adapted for insertion into the medullary canal, and a central axis (4), whereby the distal half (3) includes three transverse bores (5, 6, 7) suitable for receiving locking screws (10). The distal half (3) is provided with a proximal transverse bore (5) having a bore axis (15), a central transverse bore (6) having a bore axis (16), and a distal transverse bore (7) having a bore axis (17) spaced along the central axis (4). The bore axis (16) of the central transverse bore (6), which extends between the proximal transverse bore (5) and the distal transverse bore (7), is spaced at a shortest distance “a” from the bore axis (15) of the proximal transverse bore (5), and at a shortest distance “b” from the bore axis (17) of the distal transverse bore (7), where a?b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Synthes USA, LLC
    Inventors: Andre Schlienger, Markus Buttler, Peter Senn
  • Patent number: 8308813
    Abstract: The anti-obesity diverter structure includes a laminate structure having papilla-supplied and pylorus-supplied surfaces. The laminate structure is sized to fit longitudinally within a duodenum such that a transverse clearance is provided between the papilla-supplied surface and papilla of Vater. The laminate structure is secured within the duodenum to define papilla-supplied and pylorus-supplied lumens therein. The papilla-supplied lumen receives the digestive fluid from the papilla of Vater, and provides a conduit for the digestive fluid therein. The pylorus-supplied lumen receives the chyme from the pylorus and provides a conduit for the chyme therein. The laminate structure is impervious or semi-permeable to the chyme and digestive fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Katie Krueger, Harold M. Martins
  • Patent number: 8308655
    Abstract: Transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) device. In one embodiment, the device comprises a handle and a flexible catheter, the handle having a bore, the proximal end of the catheter being fixed within the handle bore. A protective tubular hub having a flared distal end is press-fit coaxially within the distal end of the catheter, the distal end of the catheter being sealed around the distal end of the hub so as to define a distal opening. A hollow needle having a sharp tip at its distal end is disposed within the catheter, the needle tip being sized for insertion through the distal opening of the catheter. The distal end of a flexible wire is coupled to the proximal end of the needle, the proximal end of the wire extending through the handle bore and coupled to a button slide accessible through a slot in the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergey S. Grigoryants, Luis J. Maseda
  • Patent number: 8306896
    Abstract: Methods and systems for estimating time-varying factor exposures of either an individual financial instrument or a portfolio of such instruments, through the solution of a constrained multi-criteria dynamic optimization problem, providing an estimation error function and one or more transition error functions to be minimized over a period of time. The factor exposures relay the influence of the factors on the return of the instrument or portfolio. The estimation error function provides the estimation error at each time interval between the return of the asset collection and a sum of products of each factor exposure and its respective factor. Each transition error function provides a transition error of each factor exposure between time intervals. In one embodiment, the constraints can include a budget constraint and non-negativity bounds applying to some or all of the factor exposures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Markov Processes International, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Markov, Vadim Mottl, Ilya Muchnik
  • Patent number: 8296394
    Abstract: A system and method for storing data representing a multidimensional entity using corresponding dimensions for the data, storing a further dimension for the data, the further dimension being a modification timestamp indicating a time when the data was modified, receiving a request for the data representing the multi-dimensional entity, the request including a request timestamp indicating a further time when a previous request for the data representing the multi-dimensional entity was received and transmitting the data only when the modification timestamp is later than the request timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: AT & T Intellectual Property II, LP
    Inventor: Michael L. Asher
  • Patent number: 8293423
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fuel cell stack composed of at least one fuel cell (1) and at least two separator structures (2, 2?). Said separator structures (2, 2?) are open on at least one side towards the exterior in order to allow passive exchange of air. Also, said separator structures comprise a channel system (53, 53?) for guiding fuel. The fuel cell can be embodied as a bi-fuel cell (1) composed of two electric cells. The anodes or cathodes of the two electric cells are arranged opposite each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventor: Robert Hahn
  • Patent number: 8287561
    Abstract: An actuator for surgical applications includes an inflation fluid conduit extending from a proximal end which, when the actuator is in an operative configuration, remains outside a patient's body, to a distal end and an inflatable member coupled to the distal end of the inflation fluid conduit so that, when inflation fluid is supplied to the inflatable member via the inflation fluid conduit, the inflatable member is expanded from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration, wherein, when in the collapsed configuration, the inflatable member includes a fold extending substantially transverse to a longitudinal axis thereof so that, when inflation fluid is supplied thereto, the inflatable member expands substantially along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Nunez, Mohammed Ike Juman
  • Patent number: 8286845
    Abstract: A control mechanism for a resectioning device, comprises a first actuator coupled to a flexible drive shaft for actuating a first mechanism when operated in a first direction and for actuating, when operated in a second direction, a second mechanism and a first lockout mechanism coupled to the first actuator for preventing actuation of the first actuator in the second direction before a predetermined amount of actuation in the first direction has been completed. Furthermore, mechanisms are provided to control the release during operation in a second direction of torsional energy stored in a flexible drive shaft during operation in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Perry, Paul DiCesare, Patrick Gutelius, Mark Monroe, Jeffrey Radziunas, Roy H. Sullivan