Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Foley & Lardner
  • Patent number: 8352049
    Abstract: A system for monitoring an industrial process and taking action based on the results of process monitoring. Actions taken may include process control, paging, voicemail, and input for e-enterprise systems. The system includes an input module for receiving a plurality of parameters from a process for manufacture of a substance or object. The system also includes a library module. The library module includes a plurality of computer aided processes. Any one of the computer aided processes is capable of using each of the plurality of parameters to compare at least two of the plurality of parameters against a training set of parameters. The training set of parameters is generally predetermined. The computer aided process is also capable of determining if the at least two of the plurality of parameters are within a predetermined range of the training set of parameters. Additionally, the system includes an output module for outputting a result based upon the training set and the plurality of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Smiths Detection Inc.
    Inventors: Chang-Meng B. Hsiung, Bethsabeth Munoz, Ajoy Kumar Roy, Michael Gregory Steinthal, Steven A. Sunshine, Michael Allen Vicic, Shou-Hua Zhang
  • 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: 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: 8349377
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medicament which comprises a peptide extract of avocado and which can also comprise a composition containing D-mannoheptulose and/or perseitol, such as a water-soluble extract of avocado sugars, and/or a peptide extract of lupine. The inventive medicament is intended for the treatment and/or prevention of illnesses that are linked to an alteration in innate and/or acquired immunity, through an increase in the production of anti-microbial peptides, preferably hBD-2, without inducing inflammatory reactions, irritations or intolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Laboratoires Expanscience
    Inventors: Antoine Piccirilli, Nathalie Piccardi, Philippe Msika, François Paul, Stéphanie Bredif
  • 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: 8350079
    Abstract: There is provided a stable monohydrate form of treprostinil and pharmaceutical formulation comprising the same, method of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: United Therapeutics Corporation
    Inventor: David A. Walsh
  • Patent number: 8351782
    Abstract: A system and method of detecting polarity inversion in an optical switching circuit is disclosed. The method includes performing a first round of a port verification process on at least two optical ports, transmitting a payload from at least one optical port in the at least two optical ports, determining if the payload was received at a second optical port in the at least two optical ports, assigning a pair of ports to a first group in the case that the predetermined payload was communicated between the pair of ports, and assigning a pair of ports to a second group in the case that the predetermined payload was not communicated between the pair of ports. The method also includes determining that either the first group of ports or the second group of ports has inverted polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Amin Vahdat, Leon Poutievski, Shashidhar Gandham
  • Patent number: 8350420
    Abstract: An electric motor 1 includes a rotor core 22 having n pieces of teeth T arranged in the circumferential direction around which a coil wire 23 is wound, a commutator 24 having n pieces of segments 24a 24b, and 24c, and the coil wire 23 having a connecting wire portion 23a that connects the teeth T and the segments 24a, 24b, and 24c and a crossover portion 23b that interconnects the segments 24a, 24b, and 24c at the opposite pole positions of the commutator 24 around a shaft 23. The crossover portion 23b that connects the i-th (i=1 to n) and the (i+n/2)th of the segments 24a, 24b, and 24c is wound prior to the connecting wire portion 23b that connects the teeth T connected with the i-th segment 24a, 24b, 24c and the (i+1)th segment 24a, 24b, 24c, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Kimura, Takahiro Mori
  • 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: 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: 8352633
    Abstract: The present application is directed towards systems and methods of state migration in a multi-core system. An external process on a client or server may initiate a plurality of connections with the multi-core system, such that some cores have a plurality of connections and others have none. The present invention provides systems and methods for redirecting a connection or migrating the state of a connection from being associated with a first core with a plurality of connections to a second core with no connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashwin Jagadish, Roy Rajan, Saravanakumar Annamalaisami
  • Patent number: 8350367
    Abstract: Described herein are semiconductor device packages with EMI shielding and related methods. In one embodiment, a semiconductor device package includes: (1) a substrate unit including a grounding element disposed adjacent to a periphery of the substrate unit; (2) a semiconductor device disposed adjacent to an upper surface of the substrate unit; (3) a package body disposed adjacent to the upper surface and covering the semiconductor device; and (4) an EMI shield disposed adjacent to exterior surfaces of the package body and electrically connected to a connection surface of the grounding element. A lateral surface of the package body is substantially aligned with a lateral surface of the substrate unit, and the connection surface of the grounding element is electrically exposed adjacent to the lateral surface of the substrate unit. The grounding element corresponds to a remnant of a grounding via, and provides an electrical pathway to ground electromagnetic emissions incident upon the EMI shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi-Tsung Chiu, Chih-Pin Hung, Jui-Cheng Huang
  • 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: 8349873
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compounds of formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters, and prodrugs thereof which are inhibitors of Factor Xa. The present invention is also directed to intermediates used in making such compounds, pharmaceutical compositions containing such a compound, methods to prevent or treat a number of conditions characterized by undesired thrombosis and methods of inhibiting the coagulation of a blood sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Yonghong Song, Zhaozhong J. Jia, Anjali Pandey, Robert M. Scarborough, Carroll Scarborough, legal representative
  • 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: 8350863
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improving resource utilization when remoting three dimensional graphics commands that are generated by an application executing on a local computing machine. An agent that executes on a local computing machine intercepts a first call to a drawing library. The application generates this first call to request information from the drawing library. The agent further transmits a first frame that is generated by the application, to a remote computing machine, and prevents a return of the first call to the requesting application until the agent receives a notification indicating either the first frame was transmitted to the remote computing device or the first frame was rendered. Upon receiving such a notification, the agent permits the return of the first call to the requesting application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Corbett, Julian Petrov, Juan Rivera
  • 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: 8347526
    Abstract: A shoe includes a first plate and a second plate that are located in a forefoot portion of the shoe between an upper and an outsole of the shoe, and one or more springs for biasing the first plate and the second plate apart from each other. A device for a shoe includes a first plate and a second plate that are installable in a forefoot portion of the shoe, and an energy return member positioned between the first plate and the second plate. A method of using a shoe includes applying, with a foot, a force on at least one of two plates that is positioned in a forefoot portion of a shoe, so as to move the two plates together and increase a loading of a spring, and launching the foot due to the two plates being moved apart by the spring as the foot is being lifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Athletic Propulsion Labs LLC
    Inventors: Mark Goldston, Adam Goldston, Ryan Goldston, Jon Bemis
  • Patent number: D673818
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Vollrath Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mark V. LeGreve, Jill E. Hundley
  • Patent number: D673980
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventor: Carl T. Tiefenthaler