Patents Represented by Attorney Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Patent number: 8349461
    Abstract: A photo-curing polysiloxane composition includes a polysiloxane, an o-naphthoquinonediazidesulfonate compound, and a solvent. The polysiloxane contains less than 30 wt % of a polysiloxane fraction having a molecular weight above 8,000, and 35 wt % to 60 wt % of a polysiloxane fraction having a molecular weight ranging from 500 to 2,000 when calculated from an integral molecular weight distribution curve obtained by plotting cumulative weight percentage versus molecular weight falling within a range between 500 and 50,000 measured by gel permeation chromatography. A protective film formed from the photo-curing polysiloxane composition and an element containing the protective film are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Chi Mei Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Ju Wu, Chun-An Shih
  • Patent number: 8349576
    Abstract: Assays for identifying novel compounds for inhibiting eEF2 kinase and consequence peptides employed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    Inventors: Alexey G. Ryazanov, Benjamin E. Turk
  • Patent number: 8348899
    Abstract: Catheter assembly (100) having at least one lumen (150 or 160) and joined to hub (106). While the lumen inner diameter(s) remain constant from distal end (144) of the catheter (140) to proximal end (142), the outer catheter diameter increases proximate the hub (106) providing increased resistance to kinking during connection and disconnection from medical apparatus. The increased proximal catheter diameter preferably is sufficiently large to plug the proximal end of an introducer sheath through which the catheter is inserted during patient placement, to plug the proximal sheath end and minimize blood aspiration therethrough, and later serves to fill the vascular insertion upon complete catheter insertion after removal of the introducer sheath again to minimize blood aspiration through the vascular incision. The catheter may have two lumens (150,160) or more, joined to respective extension tubes in hub (106). The two lumens may each have a respective inner diameter of between about 0.020 in and 0.025 in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Chesnin, Michael J. Cellini, Timothy M. Schweikert
  • Patent number: 8351484
    Abstract: Methods for code-division multiplex communications. The method involve generating orthogonal or statistically orthogonal chaotic spreading codes (CSC1, . . . , CSCK) having different static offsets using a set of polynomial equations (f0(x(nT)), . . . , fN-1(x(nT)) and/or f0[x((n+v)T+t)], . . . , fN-1[x((n+v)T+t)]). The methods also involve forming spread spectrum communications signals respectively using the orthogonal or statistically orthogonal chaotic spreading codes. The methods further involve concurrently transmitting the spread spectrum communications signals over a common RF frequency band. The spreading codes are generated using different initial values for a variable “x” of a polynomial equation f(x(nT)) and/or different acc-dec values for a variable “v” of a polynomial equation f[x((n+v)T+t)]. The static offsets are defined by the different initial values for a variable “x” and/or different acc-dec values for a variable “v”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Alan J. Michaels, David B. Chester
  • Patent number: 8350519
    Abstract: Described herein is, for example, a battery or capacitor over voltage (overcharge) and under-voltage protection circuit, that, for example, is adapted to not draw current from the battery or capacitor to be charged unless charge energy is detected and to not charge an energy storage device when an over-charge condition is sensed. The protection circuit may, for example, not be turned on unless an over voltage condition is present. Incoming energy to the system can be shunted to ground via a shunt load of various types including resistive loads and active components such as a zener diode. In some embodiments, no switching of the inbound power is required. Within limits, no regulation of inbound power is needed. When inbound power is sufficient to charge the battery or capacitor, regulation can occur via the applied shunt regulator if overcharge voltage conditions exist. Either type of charge source, voltage or current, can be used to provide charge energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc
    Inventors: Paul C. Brantner, Joseph A. Keating, Raymond R. Johnson, Timothy N. Bradow, Prativadi B. Narayan, Bernd J. Neudecker
  • Patent number: 8352298
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying device models or accounts exhibiting outlying behavior are disclosed. For a method of identifying a device model exhibiting outlying behavior, a processor may receive a color impression count, a monochrome impression count and either a device model for each of a plurality of devices. A proportion of color revenue may be determined for each device based on the color impression count and the monochrome impression count. The processor may determine, for each device model, a distribution of the proportion of color revenue for the one or more devices having the device model and may automatically identify one or more distributions of the proportion of color revenue exhibiting outlying behavior. Each distribution is associated with a device model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Handley, Jeffrey R. Earl
  • Patent number: 8343104
    Abstract: A catheter assembly (10) having an outer catheter (12) and an inner catheter (14) extending coaxially through the outer catheter, and a hub (16). The inner catheter (14) is axially movable within and with respect to the outer catheter (14) by use of an actuator assembly (130) such that the catheter assembly has an opened condition permitting fluid communication with vasculature of a patient, and a closed condition preventing fluid communication with the vasculature of the patient. The opened condition permits the intended use of the catheter assembly such as for hemodialysis of the patient. In the closed condition, locking solution may be maintained in the catheter assembly and later removed therefrom, with essentially no locking solution leaving the catheter assembly or entering the patient. The actuator assembly (130) is secured to a proximal end portion (128) of the inner catheter (14) as it protrudes proximally from the hub (16), where it is accessible to the practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: John Martin, Timothy Schweikert, Christopher Linden, Kevin Sanford, Mark S. Fisher, W. Shaun Wall, Angela Wentling
  • Patent number: 8343494
    Abstract: Lipoprotein Lipase like polypeptides, nucleic acids encoding said polypeptides, antisense sequences, and antibodies to said polypeptides are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for the preparation of said polypeptides in a recombinant system and for the use of said polypeptides to screen for agonists and or antagonists of said polypeptides. Also disclosed are methods and compositions for the treatment of disorders of lipid metabolism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Jaye, Kim-Anh Thi Doan, John A. Krawiec, Kevin J. Lynch, Dilip V. Amin, Victoria J. South
  • Patent number: 8342576
    Abstract: A scratch-off document may include a substrate bearing a toner image and a scratch-off layer covering the printed content. The scratch-off layer may include a mass of a first solid ink and a mass of a second solid ink printed over the first solid ink in a distraction pattern. The toner image is formed of a toner that adheres to the substrate, while the scratch-off layer is made of a wax-based or other solid ink that may be removed from the substrate by scratching without removing the toner image. The distraction pattern includes varying pile heights that distract a viewer from any pile height variations that may exist in the toner image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, David A. Mantell, Paul J. McConville, Jason O'Neil, Trevor J. Snyder
  • Patent number: 8343971
    Abstract: This application relates to pharmacologically-active vanilloid compounds which are useful for the treatment of various anti-inflammatory states characterized by inhibition of FAAH, such as, Alzheimer's dementia, Parkinson's disease, depression, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, pathophysiology of mood disorders, multiple sclerosis, and inflammation, or antagonism of TRPV1, such as, for example, Huntington's disease, hypertension, arthritis, allergic airway inflammation, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and neuropathic pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Lehigh University
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Laskin, Diane E. Heck, Carl Jeffrey Lacey, Erik Aponte, Mou-Tuan Huang, Ned D. Heindel
  • Patent number: 8345725
    Abstract: Systems (100) and methods (700) for processing a data signal in a communications system. The methods involve generating a first chaotic sequence at a transmitter (102). The methods also involve performing first basis function algorithms using the first chaotic sequence to generate first statistically orthogonal chaotic sequences. At least one sequence is selected from the first statistically orthogonal chaotic sequences for combining with a first data signal. The selected sequence is combined with a second data signal to obtain a modulated chaotic communication signal. The modulated chaotic communication signal is transmitted to a receiver (104). At the receiver, the received modulated chaotic communication signal is processed to obtain data therefrom. Notably, the signal processing generally involves performing a deterministic process (e.g., a Hidden Markov Model deterministic process).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventor: Alan J. Michaels
  • Patent number: 8342350
    Abstract: Embodiments of containers such as bowls can include in outer shell, and an inner shell positioned at least in part within the outer shell. The inner shell can be formed from a material such as stainless steel. The outer shell can be formed from a material such as plastic. An anti-slip provision, such as a strip of elastomeric or other material, can be mounted on the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Loving Pets Corporation
    Inventor: Neeraj Jain
  • Patent number: 8346743
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of adjusting a monitoring system having data collection nodes with instances of templates for collecting data according to data collection rules includes receiving a data propagation path specifying a hierarchy for at least a portion of the templates, the hierarchy specifying a child template, parent templates for the child template, and an order for the parent templates. The method also includes specifying an event data collection rule for the first child template and configuring parent data collection rules for the parent templates accordingly. The parent data collection rules include a data retrieval rule for retrieving event data associated with the event data collection rule or a data aggregation rule for combining the event data associated with the event data collection rule and multiple instances of the child template. The method also includes updating the instances in the data collection nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Pfuntner, Isaac J. Graf
  • Patent number: 8343091
    Abstract: A method of maintaining a locking fluid in an implanted catheter including positioning a catheter assembly in a patient, the catheter assembly including a first lumen having a closed first distal end and a first proximal end, and a second lumen having a closed second distal end and a second proximal end and injecting the locking fluid into the first and second proximal ends at a low pressure such that the locking fluid enters each lumen without opening the respective closed distal end. A method of withdrawing the locking fluid is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy M. Schweikert
  • Patent number: 8343107
    Abstract: A vascular guidewire introducer device (10) having a needle (52), a bulb (16), and a valve subassembly (100) through which a guidewire (14) is insertable for vascular guidewire insertion into a blood vessel (12) of a patient. The valve subassembly (100) includes a proximal fitting (102), a proximal cap (106), and a valve arrangement (104) disposed within a valve seat (118) defined by one of the fitting and the cap. The valve arrangement includes distal and proximal disc-shaped valve members (122,126) having centered slits (124,128) therethrough, and a spacer (130) disposed between the valve members. A method is disclosed for precisely centering the slits of the valve members during assembly and for retaining the valve members in their precisely centered positions in the valve seat. The valve arrangement permits use with a wide range of guidewire diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Daniel Raulerson, Mark S. Fisher, W. Shaun Wall
  • Patent number: 8340295
    Abstract: A cryptographic system (500) that includes a data stream receiving device (502) configured for receiving a modified data stream representing data entries encrypted using a chaotic sequence of digits. The system also includes user processing device (503, 505) configured for receiving user access information specifying an initial value for the chaotic sequence of digits and data field location information associated with selected ones of the data entries. The system further includes a synchronized pair of chaotic sequence generators (300) coupled to the user processing devices configured for generating encryption and decryption sequences based on the initial value and the data field location information. The system additionally includes an encryption device (504) and a decryption device (506) coupled to the chaotic sequence generators and the data stream receiving device, the decrypter configured for generating an output data stream from the modified data stream by applying the decryption sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Alan J. Michaels, David B. Chester
  • Patent number: 8337904
    Abstract: A stable, phase-pure magnesium-substituted crystalline hydroxyapatite containing from about 2.0 to about 29 wt % magnesium, wherein at least 75 wt % of the magnesium content is substituted for calcium ions in the hydroxyapatite lattice structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Riman, Wojciech Suchanek, Pavel Shuk, Kevor S. TenHuisen, Chun-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 8336807
    Abstract: A clamshell case for enclosing a helicopter includes a base for supporting said helicopter, a first side section attached by a first hinge to one edge of the base, a second side section attached by a second hinge to the other edge of the base, and a drive system for rotating said side sections towards each other to substantially enclose said helicopter and substantially completely protect it from the weather and other damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Bernard Hanafin, George Vermesi
  • Patent number: 8339288
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a keypad having a plurality of predefined key areas and a light guide that may be used to illuminate the key areas. The light guide may include a capacitive sensing grid to sense user contact relative to the keypad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sian Tatt Lee, Choon Guan Ko, Fook Chuin Ng, Muh Fong Chung
  • Patent number: 8341649
    Abstract: Stack-based system for handling an event in a computer system which has a kernel mode and a user-mode, concurrently by one or more user-mode applications. The systems comprise at least one computing device. The computing device is configured to suspend an occurrence of the event in the kernel-mode of an operating system running thereon. The computing device is also configured to cause the event to occur in the user-mode of the operating system. The computing device is further configured to determine if an occurrence of the event in the kernel-mode will compromise the computer system by analyzing the occurrence of the event in the user-mode. If it is determined that the occurrence of the event in the kernel-mode will compromise the computer system, then the computing device executes at least one security measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Wontok, Inc.
    Inventors: Helmuth Freericks, Oleg Kouznetsov