Patents Represented by Attorney Fish & Associates, PC
  • Patent number: 8349288
    Abstract: A process for enhancing the operability of hot gas cleanup for the production of synthesis gas in which a stream of methane rich gas is autothermally reformed at a temperature and pressure sufficient to generate a stream of synthesis gas rich in hydrogen and carbon monoxide, the synthesis gas is subjected to condensation and removing the resultant water, and sulfur impurities are removed from the resultant synthesis gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Joseph Norbeck, Chan Seung Park, Kiseok Kim
  • Patent number: 8347509
    Abstract: A tool system is presented. The tool system includes a tool body sized and dimensioned to fit comfortably in a human hand, and includes a plurality of interchangeable tool cartridges. Some of the tool cartridges include a tool bit cover capable of remaining in a closed, locked position sheathing a tool bit. Once installed, the tool bit cover can be unlocked via actuation of a trigger disposed on the body of the tool or on the cartridge. Preferably, the tool bit cover unsheathes the underlying tool bit due to pressure or force of a work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Votolato Living Trust
    Inventor: Earl Votolato
  • Patent number: 8337697
    Abstract: A bottle comprises a cap, a reservoir having an open top closeable by the cap, and a filter holder that houses a filter, the filter holder being coupled to the cap such that a liquid in the reservoir is filtered by the filter as the liquid is being consumed, and the filter is fluidly decoupled from the reservoir when the cap is disengaged from the reservoir. Preferred filters can be constructed out of high reactivity carbon mixture, activated carbon, iodinated resin, combinations thereof, or any other suitable compositions for filtering water or other liquids, and can be molded into any suitable size and shape. Preferred filter holder can have a top portion and a bottom portion that couple together via a snap fitting, mating threads, or any suitable means, which allow access to the filter, and which have numerous vents that allow liquid to freely flow through the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SimpliPure, Inc.
    Inventor: Tareq Adel Risheq
  • Patent number: 8338127
    Abstract: Methods and kits for diagnosis and staging of non-septic shock are presented in which one or more protease activities are measured from a biological sample to so identify and/or stage non-septic shock. Most preferably, at least two protease activities are correlated, however, additional or alternative markers may also be measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Anazyme
    Inventor: John Rodenrys
  • Patent number: 8337433
    Abstract: A time-reversal mirroring electromagnetic acoustic treatment system is disclosed where electro-magnetic signals are directed to a region of interest in or on a patient. The EM signals induce an internally sourced acoustic signal due to variations in conductivity of the target tissue. Acoustic data representative of the induced acoustic signal are collected and analyzed to develop a model of a measured conductivity topology representing the conductivity topology of the target tissue. Measured parameters associated with the measured conductivity topology and derived from the acoustic data can be used to generate a time-reversed mirror acoustic treatment signal that can be used to apply a therapeutic treatment to a target tissue within the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen Anthony Cerwin, David B. Chang, Jane Emerson
  • Patent number: 8338476
    Abstract: Contemplated methods and compositions further increase susceptibility of sensitized MRSA against various antibiotic drugs. Most preferably, the MRSA is already sensitized with a galloylated catechin (e.g., ECG), and further sensitization is achieved by exposure to a non-galloylated catechin (e.g., EC), and most preferably the corresponding non-galloylated catechin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Mitsui Norin Co, Ltd., The School of Pharmacy, University of London
    Inventors: Paul Stapleton, Yukihiko Hara, Peter Taylor
  • Patent number: 8335351
    Abstract: A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access information and initiate communication pertinent to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne C. Boncyk, Ronald H. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8331679
    Abstract: Search terms are derived automatically from images captured by a camera equipped cell phone, PDA, or other image capturing device, submitted to a search engine to obtain information of interest, and at least a portion of the resulting information is transmitted back locally to, or nearby, the device that captured the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne C. Boncyk, Ronald H. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8329418
    Abstract: Contemplated compositions, devices, and methods are drawn to various antigens from the pathogen M. tuberculosis and their use in vaccines, therapeutic agents, and various diagnostic tests. In particularly preferred aspects, the antigens are immunodominant and have quantified and known relative reactivities with respect to sera of a population infected with the pathogen, and/or have a known association with a disease parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: ImmportTherapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Felgner, Xiaowu Liang, Maria Laura Gennaro
  • Patent number: 8326876
    Abstract: A module provides an interface between a multi-tenant database and a non-tenant-specific application instance such that the application instance sends data access commands to the module as if it is communicating with a single-tenant database. The module translates the non-tenant-specific data access command from the non-tenant-aware application into a multi-tenant data access command, as needed, without needing to alter the non-tenant specific application instance in any way. In this manner, a single-tenant application could be used by multiple tenants in a multi-tenant environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Corent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: S Venkataraman, Michael Oliver, Jeya Anantha Prabu P, Shafiullah Syed, R Scott Chate
  • Patent number: 8326031
    Abstract: A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access information and initiate communication pertinent to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne C. Boncyk, Ronald H. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8326038
    Abstract: Search terms are derived automatically from images captured by a camera equipped cell phone, PDA, or other image capturing device, submitted to a search engine to obtain information of interest, and at least a portion of the resulting information is transmitted back locally to, or nearby, the device that captured the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne C. Boncyk, Ronald H. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8316665
    Abstract: Contemplated plants thermally integrate operation of a refinery component, and most preferably of a hydrocarbon splitter with LNG regasification to provide refrigeration duty and with a power cycle to provide the reboiler duty of the component. It should be noted that such configurations advantageously allow operation of the splitter at a reduced temperature and at reduced pressure, thereby increasing separation efficiency, while the power output is boosted using air intake chilling. Most notably, such process advantages are achieved by satisfying the heating duty of LNG regasification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Fluor Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: John Mak
  • Patent number: 8318077
    Abstract: Methods of producing collection tubes are presented. The methods include providing a separator substance that can rapidly polymerize in a short time to a desired hardness and disposing the separator substance within the lumen of the tube. The separator substance is formulated to have a density between an average density of a serum fraction of whole blood and a cell-containing fraction of whole blood, and to be flowable with whole blood. Upon centrifugation of a tube having blood, the separator substance forms a barrier between the whole blood fractions. The barrier rapidly hardens forming a solid barrier when triggered by a suitable energy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Jane Emerson
  • Patent number: 8315897
    Abstract: Features of electronically embodied games are logically categorized, analyzed, and compared. Features are preferably organized according to a hierarchical classification scheme, according to a classification scheme that is not strictly tautological. All suitable feature sets are contemplated, including sets corresponding to characteristics of personifications of players and non-players, types and/or uses of game space, methods of rewarding a player, etc. In other aspects comparisons are made between an evaluation game and one or more sets of historically available games. Such sets can be grouped by genre and the number of games in such sets can range anywhere from a single game to hundreds of games, or more. Reporting and guidance can include providing a risk assessment score or other risk analysis, feature assessment (prevalence), market placement, business model analysis, dynamic trend analysis, clustered pattern recognition, and image analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Electronic Entertainment Design & Research
    Inventors: Gregory T. Short, Geoffrey C. Zatkin, David W. Fay
  • Patent number: 8313329
    Abstract: An improved sketching device is disclosed having a substantially flat base and a regular grid of at least 20×20 bumps disposed on the base. A bottom of the each of the bumps can be spaced apart from a bottom of an adjacent bump by a first distance comprising between 0.005-5 mm. The raised bumps can be sized and positioned to form a plurality of intersecting grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventors: Charles Haberstroh, Martin P. Haberstroh
  • Patent number: 8310540
    Abstract: A methods in which a camera can store discrete segments of imaged data, using a sensor in the camera to capture image data, using multiple portions of a memory as a loop in which to record the segments in approximately real time, and protecting the multiple portions from being overwritten by subsequent recording in the loop. Recorder continues to record the image data immediately after ending at least one of the segments or immediately after protecting at least one of the segments. Protected data or segments can be wirelessly transmitting a first one of the segments to a memory, and releasing a corresponding one of the multiple portions of memory from protection. Recorder and signal switch are located or as part of an accessory, such as a pair of glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Stellar, LLC
    Inventor: Paul DeKeyser
  • Patent number: 8303367
    Abstract: A neutrally buoyant flying toy has a tail fin assembly and a movable weight element that are configured such that the toy moves forward and can be steered left and right by controlled motion of the tail fin, and such that the toy ascends or descends by controlled motion of the weight element. Most preferably, the toy is configured as a fish and is remote controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: William Mark Corporation
    Inventor: Blake English
  • Patent number: 8303865
    Abstract: A composition of matter that experiences an increase rate of radioactive emission is presented. The composition comprises a radioactive material and particles having affinity for Hydrogen or its isotopes. When exposed to Hydrogen, the composition's emission rate increases. Methods of production are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Brown-Cravens-Taylor
    Inventor: Dennis Cravens
  • Patent number: 8293764
    Abstract: Contemplated compounds disrupt interaction between BRCA2 and RAD51, likely by binding to RAD51. Based on the crucial role of the BRCA2-RAD51 complex formation in DNA repair and the role of RAD51 in the control of entry into S-phase from G1, numerous compositions and methods are presented. Among other advantageous uses, contemplated compounds may be employed as protective agents for non-neoplastic cells in chemotherapy before exposure of the cells to a chemotherapeutic drug, and/or as DNA-damage sensitizer for neoplastic cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Wen-Hwa Lee, Phang-Lang Chen, Jiewen Zhu