Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Foley & Lardner
  • Patent number: 8346744
    Abstract: A method of increasing a processing performance by setting a suitable upper limit of a resources count for each processing request according to an arrangement of hardware such as a storage device or to contents of the processing request. A processing request acceptor accepts the processing request as a data query. An auxiliary storage device forms a storage area where a database is stored. A data operation executor analyzes the accepted processing request and executed the data operations on the basis of the analyzed result. A resource manager manages the respective data operations allocated to generated processes or threads. A buffer manager caches data of the data operations upon execution of the data operations from the auxiliary storage device to a memory, and determines whether or not the data as the target of the data operations are present in the cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuki Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 8338037
    Abstract: A method for producing a lithium alkali transition metal oxide for use as a positive electrode material for lithium secondary batteries by a precipitation method. The positive electrode material is a lithium alkali transition metal composite oxide and is prepared by mixing a solid state mixed with alkali and transition metal carbonate and a lithium source. The mixture is thermally treated to obtain a small amount of alkali metal residual in the lithium transition metal composite oxide cathode material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Uchicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Sang-Ho Park, Khalil Amine
  • Patent number: 8337896
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nanoparticles containing pioglitazone or a salt thereof and a biocompatible polymer, a pharmaceutical preparation containing the nanoparticles for the prophylaxis or treatment of arteriosclerotic diseases, and a stent carrying the nanoparticles. Using the nanoparticles of the present invention, rupture of arteriosclerotic plaque can be suppressed, and they are useful for the prophylaxis or treatment of arteriosclerotic diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Kyushu University, National University Corporation, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventor: Kensuke Egashira
  • Patent number: 8341208
    Abstract: A method for providing, by a remote machine, access to functionality associated with a resource executing on a local machine includes receiving, by a remote agent executing on a remote machine, an identification of a shell extension associated with a resource provided by a local machine. The remote agent installs a proxy handler associated with the identified shell extension. The proxy handler receives a request for access to the shell extension and redirects the request to a shell extension invoker executing on the local machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard James Mazzaferri
  • Patent number: 8341011
    Abstract: A method for reporting one or more results that occur based on a price change includes receiving price planning input including at least one price change from at least one of an automated pricing engine and a manual pricing engine. The method further includes generating at least one result that will occur based on the price planning input and reporting the at least one result along with the at least one price change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Thomas Veit
  • Patent number: 8341022
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a virtual reality system that includes an instrumented device used to present a virtual shopping environment to a simulation participant. The participant's interactions with the virtual shopping environment may be used to conduct market research into the consumer decision making process. The virtual shopping environment may include one or more smart objects configured to be responsive to participant interaction. The virtual shopping environment may recreate a real-world shopping environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Red Dot Square Solutions Ltd.
    Inventor: Mark Edwards
  • Patent number: 8341313
    Abstract: Provided is a serial control device that makes the length of data transferred as one frame variable. The serial control device transfers serial data having an arbitrary length, and uses end information indicating inclusion or non-inclusion of end data of the serial data. The serial control device transfers data having a transfer unit length in the serial data when the end information indicates non-inclusion of the end data, and transfers an untransferred part of the serial data when the end information indicates inclusion of the end data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Sanchi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8339769
    Abstract: A method of making an electrolytic capacitor includes providing a first electrode that includes a metal substrate, a carbide layer, and a carbonaceous material. The metal substrate includes a metal selected from the group consisting of titanium, aluminum, tantalum, niobium, zirconium, silver, steel, and alloys and combinations thereof. The method further includes providing a second electrode and an electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Medtronic, Inc., Kemet Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Joachim Hossick Schott, Brian Melody, John Tony Kinard
  • Patent number: 8340130
    Abstract: A type of input stored by a packet in a recorded session is identified, this recorded session comprises a plurality of packets that represent display data that is generated by an application program. At least one of the packets can be marked responsive to determining the type of input stored in that packet. A destination for rendering the contents of the packet can also be stored in a playback data structure in response to marking at least one of the packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard James Mazzaferri
  • Patent number: 8336499
    Abstract: An aquaculture net forming an open basket has a front wall, a left side wall, a right side wall, a back wall, and a bottom. The front wall, the left side wall, the right side wall, and the bottom all preferably have the form of a rectangle. At least part of the left side wall is foldable or has been folded over a diagonal of the at least part of the left side wall and at least part of the right side wall is foldable or has been folded over a diagonal of the at least part of the right side wall, in order to facilitate transport of the aquaculture net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: NV Bekaert SA
    Inventors: Samuel Enrique Kunz Astete, Guillermo Alejandro Vidal Rudloff
  • Patent number: 8337719
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition containing a liquid crystalline polyester and a high dielectric material filler. The present invention also provides a molded article of the liquid crystalline polyester resin composition. The liquid crystalline polyester resin composition of the present invention comprises 50 to 80% by volume of a liquid crystalline polyester which has 40% by mol or more of a 2,6-naphthalenediyl group as an aromatic group, also has a flow initiation temperature of 280° C. or higher, and shows a melt tension of 1 g or more measured at a temperature higher than flow initiation temperature; and 20 to 50% by volume of a high dielectric material filler. The liquid crystalline polyester resin composition can be formed into composition pellets easily and stably by a strand method, and a molded article obtained from the liquid crystalline polyester resin composition is excellent in flexural strength and dielectric characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Tomoya Hosoda, Tomoko Uehara, Satoshi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8336285
    Abstract: The invention relates a cord for the reinforcement of a cementitious matrix. The cord comprises number of coated metal filaments twisted together to form a cord. The cord shows cross-sections, whereby three or more of the filaments form a closed sub-structure having a void in the middle of the three or more filaments. The cord further comprises a protective compound whereby the protective compound is at least present in said void. The protective compound gives the coated metal element cathodic protection. The invention further relates to a structure comprising a number of cords such as a knitted, a braided, a welded or a glued structure. Furthermore the invention relates to a cementitious matrix reinforced with a cord according to the present invention and to a method to inhibit hydrogen gas evolution at the interface of a cord embedded in a cementitious matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: NV Bekaert SA
    Inventors: Anneleen De Smet, Johan Vanbrabant
  • Patent number: 8339069
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, a method and system is provided for designing improved intelligent, LED-based lighting systems. The LED based lighting systems may include fixtures with one or more of rotatable LED light bars, integrated sensors, onboard intelligence to receive signals from the LED light bars and control the LED light bars, and a mesh network connectivity to other fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Digital Lumens Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian J. Chemel, Colin Piepgras, Steve T. Kondo, Scott D. Johnston
  • Patent number: 8340877
    Abstract: An engine speed synchronizer for a manual transmission with an engine clutch, synchronizes rotation of the engine side of the engine clutch with rotation of the transmission side of the engine clutch by engine speed control with reference to operation of a shift lever under condition that the engine clutch is disengaged. The engine speed synchronizer determines whether or not a transmission input speed has started to change in a direction conforming to the operation of the shift lever; permits the synchronization in response to determination that the transmission input speed has started to change in the conforming direction; and inhibits the synchronization in response to determination that the transmission input speed has not started to change in the conforming direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masami Murayama, Masahiro Iriyama
  • Patent number: 8338578
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel mutations of the CFTR gene related to cystic fibrosis or to conditions associated with cystic fibrosis. Also provided are probes for detecting the mutant sequences. Methods of identifying if an individual has a genotype containing one or more mutations in the CFTR gene are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Quest Diagnostics Investments Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew J. McGinniss, Arlene M. Buller, Franklin Quan, Mei Peng, Weimin Sun
  • Patent number: 8338766
    Abstract: A susceptor includes a flexible substrate and a metallic material provided on at least one surface of the substrate. A first plurality of ventilation apertures are formed in the substrate and the metallic material, and the first plurality of ventilation apertures are configured to permit a fluid to pass through the substrate and the metallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Hillshire Brands Company
    Inventors: Ian Michael Daines Gaylor, Charles Daniel Bonner, Annie Louise Charlotte Broadhurst
  • Patent number: 8336284
    Abstract: The present invention is related a steel cord (500, 600) comprising one or more strands (504, 602), said strands comprising at least two filaments, wherein the void spaces between at least two filaments of at least one of said one or more strands are at least partially filled with a composition comprising a thermosetting material (506, 606), characterized in that the thermosetting material (506, 606) is a heat-curable one-component thermosetting material. Further, the invention relates to a steel cord (100, 200, 300) comprising at least two strands (102, 104, 202, 204, 302, 304), said strands comprising at least two filaments, wherein the void spaces between at least two strands are at least partially filled with a composition comprising a thermosetting material (106, 206, 306), characterized in that the thermosetting material (106, 206, 306) is a heat-curable one-component thermosetting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: NV Bekaert SA
    Inventors: Tom Baekelandt, Hendrik Rommel
  • Patent number: 8341732
    Abstract: A method for selecting a method of execution for an application includes the step of receiving credentials. A plurality of applications available to a client machine is enumerated responsive to the received credentials. A request to execute an enumerated application is received. One of a predetermined number of methods for executing the requested application is selected responsive to a policy, the predetermined number of methods including a method for executing the requested application in a computing environment provided by a virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Jason Croft, Anthony Edward Low, Richard James Mazzaferri, Bradley J. Pedersen
  • Patent number: D673298
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Bradley Fixtures Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy E. Perrin, Theodore E. Dhein
  • Patent number: D673421
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Chiu, David Starr, Stephanie Guttas