Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Foley & Lardner
  • Patent number: 8349892
    Abstract: Moderate moisture levels, such as greater than 3% but no greater than 7%, may be beneficial for solid formulations of certain prostacyclin analogs. Accordingly, a solid formulation containing a prostacyclin analog may be packaged inside a pharmaceutical packaging with such amount of a desiccant or a drying agent that after the storage the solid formulation may have a moderate level of moisture in it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: United Therapeutics Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Phares
  • Patent number: 8352605
    Abstract: Systems and methods of storing previously transmitted data and using it to reduce bandwidth usage and accelerate future communications are described. By using algorithms to identify long compression history matches, a network device may improve compression efficiently and speed. A network device may also use application specific parsing to improve the length and number of compression history matches. Further, by sharing compression histories, compression history indexes and caches across multiple devices, devices can utilize data previously transmitted to other devices to compress network traffic. Any combination of the systems and methods may be used to efficiently find long matches to stored data, synchronize the storage of previously sent data, and share previously sent data among one or more other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Samuels, Richard Jensen, Zubin Dittia, Dan Decasper, Michael Osviannikov, Robert Plamondon
  • Patent number: 8348421
    Abstract: The present invention relates to spectacles comprising a spectacle frame and a spectacle glass. The spectacle frame, in turn, comprises a frame which defines a receiving opening for the spectacle glass and essentially completely borders the spectacle glass. The spectacle glass is fixed in the receiving opening by means of a thread inserted between the frame defining the receiving opening and the edge of the spectacle glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rolf Spectacles Rolf-Roland Wolf GmbH
    Inventor: Roland Wolf
  • Patent number: 8347756
    Abstract: A transmission includes a drive member, a driven member having a connection mechanism, and an at least partially flexible transmission coupled to the drive member and the connection mechanism of the driven member and configured to cause movement of the driven member in response to movement of the drive member. The connection mechanism is configured to be adjusted to vary a tension force applied to the flexible transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Richard P. Bennett, Peter Ebbitt, Hyosig Kang, Brian D. Schmitz
  • Patent number: 8348949
    Abstract: A dynamic spine plate is formed with only a single row of bone screw bores that extend along a generally superior/inferior axis of the spine plate, providing a single-sided dynamic spine plate. The single-sided dynamic spine plate is formed from a plurality of spine plate components that are coupled dynamically to one another. This provides a modular, single-sided dynamic spine plate. The spine plate components are coupled dynamically to one another via socket and projection interfaces, the socket and projections interfaces incorporating resilient coupling and retention structures that allow limited movement of the spine plate components relative to one another. This provides for dynamic extension of the spine plate components relative to one another. The resilient coupling structure connects the spine plate components, providing a self-biased, snap fit coupling of spine plate components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Life Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Butler, Brian D. Hartsell
  • Patent number: 8352728
    Abstract: A method for using a network appliance to efficiently buffer and encrypt data for transmission includes: receiving, by an appliance via a connection, two or more SSL records comprising encrypted messages; decrypting the two or more messages; buffering, by the appliance, the two ore more decrypted messages; determining, by the appliance, that a transmittal condition has been satisfied; encrypting, by the appliance in response to the determination, the first decrypted message and a portion of the second decrypted message to produce a third SSL record; and transmitting, by the appliance via a second connection, the third record. Corresponding systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Josephine Suganthi, Tushar Kanekar, Sivaprasad Udupa
  • Patent number: 8352342
    Abstract: A method, system and program product, the method accessing, one or more electronic databases, comprising: aggregated account information for one or more FDIC-insured and interest-bearing aggregated deposit accounts held in one or more deposit institutions, in a program; and client account information; determining or having determined or accessing a fee tier from among a plurality of fee tiers for the respective client account; allocating, funds of the client accounts to one or more of the aggregated deposit accounts based on one or more criteria, wherein some of the client accounts in a plurality of different fee tiers are allocated to the same aggregated deposit account; determining or having determined a total interest amount for the respective client account for a period, based, at least in part, on interest earned by the one or more amounts, Ani, of the respective client account held in each of the one or more aggregated deposit accounts holding funds of the respective client account; calculating or havin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, II, David Gareis
  • Patent number: 8349712
    Abstract: The invention inter alia relates to a method of fabricating a layer assembly comprising the steps of: arranging a first layer on top of a carrier; arranging a second layer on top of the first layer; locally modifying the material of the buried first layer and providing at least one modified section in the first layer, wherein the modified material changes or induces mechanical strain in a portion of the second layer which is arranged above the at least one modified section; after locally modifying the material of the buried first layer, depositing a third material on top of the second layer, at least one characteristic of the third material being sensitive to the local mechanical strain in the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Technische Universitat Berlin
    Inventors: André Strittmatter, Andrei Schliwa, Tim David Germann, Udo W. Pohl, Vladimir Gaysler, Jan-Hindrik Schulze
  • Patent number: 8351333
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed towards a remote access architecture for providing peer-to-peer communications and remote access connectivity. In one embodiment, the remote access architecture of the present provides a method for establishing a direct connection between peer computing devices via a third computing device, such as a gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Goutham P. Rao, Robert Rodriguez, Eric Brueggemann
  • Patent number: 8350392
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip, and an encapsulation resin which covers and encapsulates the semiconductor chip, the semiconductor chip having a recess formed in the surficial portion thereof; the recess having, on the deeper side than a predetermined portion thereof, a portion having a larger width than the predetermined portion has; and the encapsulation resin being anchored in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotomo Yanagisawa, Kinya Otani
  • Patent number: 8348352
    Abstract: A brake control system includes a master cylinder to produce a master cylinder pressure, a brake booster to assist the master cylinder, a first control unit to control the booster, a hydraulic modulator to supply a wheel cylinder pressure to a wheel cylinder, and a second control unit to control the hydraulic modulator. The hydraulic modulator includes a pressure source, such as a pump, to increase the wheel cylinder pressure. The first and second control units are connected together by a communication line. The brake control system may further include a boost condition transmitting section to transmit, through the communicating line, a condition of a boost system formed by the brake booster and the first control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimio Nishino, Toshiyuki Innami, Kenichiro Matsubara, Toshiharu Sugawara
  • Patent number: 8350984
    Abstract: A low profile display enclosure system for enclosing a display device for viewing that protects the display device from environmental effects. The substantially sealed display enclosure comprises a rigid bezel, a substantially transparent front cover coupled to the bezel, and a rear cover assembly that may include a heat sink portion. A liquid organic coating is applied to portions of the display enclosure and cured in place in order to provide a protective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ciil Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Perry, Jerry Moscovitch, Luther V. Diaz Yap, Raymond Wilk
  • Patent number: 8347755
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus includes a drive member, a driven member, and an at least partially flexible transmission coupled to the drive member and the driven member. The flexible transmission is configured to cause movement of the driven member in response to movement of the drive member. The flexible transmission includes a first tension element having a first portion coupled to the drive member, a second portion coupled to the driven member, and an intermediate portion between the first portion and the second portion. The transmission apparatus also includes an adjustment member that engages the intermediate portion of the first tension element. The adjustment member is configured to be adjusted to vary a tension force applied to the first tension element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mako Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Richard P. Bennett, Peter Ebbitt, Hyosig Kang, James Polselli, Brian D. Schmitz
  • Patent number: 8349364
    Abstract: Particles are provided which are suitable for delivery from a particle-mediated delivery device. The particles are obtained by precipitating a nucleic acid on inert metal carrier particles in the presence of a nucleic acid condensing agent and a metal ion chelating agent. Also described are processes for preparing the particles, and therapeutic methods using the particles including methods of nucleic acid immunization and gene therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Powderject Research Limited
    Inventors: Chris Robert Lively, Robert DeLong
  • Patent number: 8350118
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a mouse model for allergic diseases such as atopic dermatitis, and a dermatitis mouse model with impaired skin-barrier function. The present inventors found out that a mouse that has been caused to completely lose the function of expressing profilaggrin protein and filaggrin protein by entirely or partially disrupting the endogenous gene encoding filaggrin by a genetic mutation such as deletion or replacement, can be used as a mouse model for allergic diseases or atopic dermatitis wherein the skin-barrier function has been impaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Keio University
    Inventors: Masayuki Amagai, Akiharu Kubo, Keisuke Nagao
  • Patent number: 8352142
    Abstract: A brake control apparatus includes: a master cylinder; a wheel cylinder; a hydraulic pressure source; a control valve arranged to increase or reduce the pressure of the wheel cylinder; an outside gate valve arranged to connect or disconnect between the master cylinder and the wheel cylinder; a brake operation sensing section configured to sense a driver's brake operation; and a control unit configured to control the hydraulic pressure source, the control valve, and the outside gate valve, to perform an automatic-brake pressure-increasing control to control the outside gate valve in a valve closing direction, to drive the hydraulic pressure source, and thereby to increase the pressure of the wheel cylinder in accordance with a vehicle condition, and to increase a driving quantity of the hydraulic pressure source when the brake operation is sensed during the automatic-brake pressure-increasing control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichiro Nishida
  • Patent number: 8351217
    Abstract: A wiring board of the present invention comprises a plurality of device formation areas each for mounting a semiconductor chip thereon, and two or more slits formed in an area which comes into contact with a molding die when the wiring board is placed in a cavity of the molding die for forming a sealant to collectively cover the plurality of device formation areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Elpida Memory, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8348272
    Abstract: A paper sheet counting apparatus includes a hopper; a transport mechanism that feeds the paper sheets to a transport path one by one, and transports the paper sheets along the transport path; a sensing unit including a counting sensor for counting the paper sheets; and a stacker. The transport mechanism includes a drive roller constituting an inside of a turn portion for changing a direction of the transport path; pinch rollers that biases the paper sheet against the drive roller; and a turn guide plate arranged between the pinch rollers to guide the paper sheet along an outer periphery of the drive roller. The turn guide plate is formed such that a front edge of the paper sheet transported to the turn portion is guided to a contact portion between a pinch roller arranged on a downstream side and the drive roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Sato, Toshihiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8352964
    Abstract: A method for moving an executing process from a source isolation scope to a target isolation scope includes the step of determining that the process is in a state suitable for moving. The association of the process changes from a source isolation scope to a target isolation scope. A rule loads in association with the target isolation scope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Laborczfalvi, Anil Roychoudhry, Andrew Borzycki, Jeffrey Muir, Huai Chin, Richard Mazzaferri, Nicholas Alexander Bissett
  • Patent number: D673980
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventor: Carl T. Tiefenthaler