Patents Represented by Attorney Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Patent number: 8300653
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for facilitating communication of data. A method includes communicating data including prioritizing a block of data, setting an indicator in a header of the block of data, transmitting the block of data, and retransmitting the block of data. The indicator indicates that reliable delivery of the block of data is desired. The indicator is set based at least in part on a rule. The indicator is set on a per-message basis. The block of data is retransmitted when a predetermined time has elapsed and when an acknowledgement of delivery of the block of data has not been received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Donald L. Smith, Anthony P. Galluscio, Robert J. Knazik
  • Patent number: 8299684
    Abstract: A piezoelectric device includes a piezoresonator body (3) having opposing first and second surfaces and opposing third and fourth surfaces. The device also includes at least one common electrode (8) disposed on the second surface (15) and electrodes (4a, 4b) disposed on the first surface (14) in pairs along a first longitudinal axis. The device further includes contact elements (5) disposed on the third (16) and the fourth (17) surfaces at contact locations along the first longitudinal axis and aligned between each pair of excitation electrodes. In the device, the piezoelectric body has a first order natural resonance frequency (?1) along a second longitudinal axis and an even order natural resonance frequency (?2) along the first longitudinal axis, where a percent difference between ?1 and ?2 is greater than 0% and less than or equal to 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Discovery Technology International, Inc.
    Inventors: Serhiy Petrenko, Valentin Rangelov Zhelyaskov
  • Patent number: 8299482
    Abstract: Embodiments of light sources are disclosed herein. An embodiment of the light source comprises a lead frame having a first side and a second side. A hole extends through the lead frame between the first side and the second side. An adhesive is located in the hole and extends beyond the hole, wherein the adhesive extends beyond the diameter of the hole on the first side and the second side of the first lead frame. A light emitter adhered to the adhesive proximate the first side of the first lead frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keat Chuan Ng, Lig Yi Yong, Kheng Leng Tan
  • Patent number: 8298189
    Abstract: A tearaway sheath assembly (100) having a splittable sheath tube (102) a splittable hub (110), a splittable valve (150) and a split cap (180). The valve (150) is of the elongated duckbill type and having a slit (158) almost completely across the distal end wall (154) such that two diverging sides (156) of the distal valve portion may be moved apart during insertion therethrough of a dilator or a catheter. A two-part cap (180) is affixed to the hub proximal end (120) and traps a seating flange (168) of the valve between itself and a seating groove (136) of the hub. Pairs of opposed gaps (184,122) of the cap (180) and the hub (110) are aligned with frangible sections or seams (108) of the sheath tube (102) and frangible sections (172) and slits (166) of the valve, facilitating splitting of the assembly (100) when desired by the practitioner to peel it away from the inserted catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Fisher, W. Shaun Wall
  • Patent number: 8302152
    Abstract: A portable electronic device implements a location-dependent security protocol. Without requiring that the user enter any location information, the device determines one or more familiar areas. When a user attempts to access the device or an application of the device. The device will implement a first authentication process if the device is in one of the familiar areas, or a different authentication process if the device is not in one of the familiar areas. The second security rule may be more complex, or require more time, than the first security rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Phil Hewinson
  • Patent number: 8298484
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an analyzer (1) which includes a placement part (11) for placing an analysis piece, and a photometric measurer (7) for photometric measurement of the analysis piece (2). In the analyzer (1), the placement part (11) holds the analysis piece (2) in such a way that a row of reagent pad (20) on the analysis piece (1) lie in right-and-left directions (D3, D4). The photometric measurer (7) is farther from a front than the placement part (11). The analysis piece (2) placed on the placement part (11) is conveyed from front toward rear (Direction D1), with the row of reagent pads (20) laid in right-and-left directions (D3, D4), toward the photometric measurer (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: ARKRAY, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasumitsu Takagi, Hisakazu Sugie, Toshiyuki Otsuki, Norimasa Nishida, Yoshikiyo Hongo
  • Patent number: 8292421
    Abstract: A print system including a print head array configured to print ink onto a printable medium, a transport surface positioned adjacent to the print head array and configured to transport a printable medium past the print head array and a plurality of thin guides positioned between the transport surface and the print head array, the plurality of thin guides held in tension and configured to prevent edges of a printable medium from contacting the print head array as the printable medium passes under the print head array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Barry Paul Mandel, Ruddy Castillo
  • Patent number: 8292539
    Abstract: A retroreflective device securable to a highway by bonding thereto preferably with a viscous strip applied to the highway prior to solidifying cure of the strip includes a generally globular glass central member, a desirably pigmented adhesive layer over the central member and a plurality of peripheral globular glass members connected to the central member by the pigmented adhesive layer. A method for fabricating the retroreflective device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: StonCor Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick Gelfant, John Mulowski, Kent Stough, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8296721
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for software development includes selecting a pre-defined software pattern, the pre-defined software pattern having one or more pre-defined elements, identifying one or more of the pre-defined elements to be modified, obtaining one or more behavioral models, each of the behavioral models specifying a functional behavior for at least one of the identified elements, ascertaining a modification required for each of the identified elements to provide the specified functional behavior, and incorporating the modification into an instance of the software pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Rajini Sivaram
  • Patent number: 8292591
    Abstract: An adjustable sanitary impellor hub device having a hub, a tapered, split collet, a locking collar and multiple seals. Impeller blades are attached to a hub that may be slid over an agitator shaft to a desired position. A tapered, split collet engages with a tapered inner cylindrical bore of the locking collar as the locking collar and hub are forced together, clamping the collet to shaft. At the same time, the outer surface of the locking collar engages with the hub, locking all three elements to the shaft. The multiple soft seals ensure that there are no dead spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: New Brunswick Scientific Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Leso, Jeffrey David Watkins
  • Patent number: 8288590
    Abstract: Biocompatible, bioresorbable polymers comprising a plurality of monomeric repeating units containing an amide group, wherein said amide groups are N-substituted and the N-substituent and degree of N-substitution are effective to lower the melt viscosity, the solution viscosity, or both, compared to the same polymer without N-substitution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Joachim B. Kohn, Durgadas Bolikal, Jaap Schut, Ernest G. Baluca
  • Patent number: 8286690
    Abstract: A casting method and apparatus are provided capable of producing high-quality castings having extremely few defects attributable to entrainment of gas, oxide film and the like both economically and while conserving energy. The invention relates to a high-vacuum-suction casting apparatus for producing cast products by raising up molten metal and introducing the molten metal into a die above, having a holding furnace for retaining the molten metal, a die arranged above the holding furnace, a feeding tube for supplying the molten metal from the holding furnace to the die cavity, and a movable sealing member capable of opening and closing a space between the gate provided in a bottom of the die and the outlet of the feeding tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: IE Solution Corporation
    Inventor: Itsuo Ohnaka
  • Patent number: 8287671
    Abstract: A fire retardant thermally insulative, vandalism and damage resistant panel for the building exteriors includes a relatively low density foam layer having relatively high thermal resistivity, a relatively high density foam layer having relatively high impact strength and resistance to bending facingly contacting the low density foam layer, a porous fabric contacting the high density foam layer at a surface thereof facing oppositely from the low density foam, and a weather resistant, water impermeable exterior layer contacting the fabric at a surface facing in a direction opposite from where the high density foam contacts the fabric, where the high density foam substantially occupies at least parts of some of the pores of the fabric and the exterior layer material substantially occupies at least parts of at least some of the pores of the fabric such that sufficient pores of the fabric are filled with the high density foam, the exterior surface material and chemical reaction products thereof to create a bond be
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Philadelphia University
    Inventors: Christopher M. Pastore, Thomas Twardowski, Rob Fleming
  • Patent number: 8290305
    Abstract: Method and system for registration of a two dimensional image data set and a three-dimensional image comprising point cloud data. The method begins by cropping a three-dimensional volume of point cloud data comprising a three-dimensional image data to remove a portion of the point cloud data comprising a ground surface within a scene, and dividing the three-dimensional volume into a plurality of m sub-volumes. Thereafter, the method continues by edge-enhancing a two-dimensional image data. Then, for each qualifying sub-volume, creating a filtered density image, calculating a two-dimensional correlation surface based on the filtered density image and the two-dimensional image data that has been edge enhanced, finding a peak of the two-dimensional correlation surface, determining a corresponding location of the peak within the two-dimensional image, defining a correspondence point set; and storing the correspondence point set in a point set list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Kathleen Minear, Anthony O'Neil Smith
  • Patent number: 8287914
    Abstract: A method for preparing nanoscale hydroxyapatite particles by combining an amount of a calcium ion source, which includes calcium acetate, and an amount of a phosphate ion source, wherein the amounts are sufficient to produce nanoscale hydroxyapatite particles and the amounts are combined under ambient conditions to produce the hydroxyapatite particles. Nanoscale hydroxyapatite particles are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Richard Riman, Christina Sever
  • Patent number: 8283440
    Abstract: Fragments of snapin important for interaction with cypin and thus regulating microtubule assembly are provided. Also provided are methods of use of said fragments and kits to facilitate said methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Bonnie L. Firestein-Miller
  • Patent number: 8283168
    Abstract: The present invention provides cell populations that are enriched for mesendoderm and mesoderm, and cell populations that are enriched for endoderm. The cell populations of the invention are useful for generating cells for cell replacement therapy. The present invention further provides a method of generating hepatocytes, cell populations enriched for hepatocytes, and a method of hepatocyte replacement therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Inventors: Gordon M. Keller, Paul Gadue
  • Patent number: 8283315
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cytotoxic 7 to 25 mer peptide with three or more cationic residues which has one or more non-genetic bulky and lipophilic amino acids, as well as esters, amides, salts and cyclic derivatives thereof as well as methods of preparing the peptides, pharmaceutical compositions containing them and their use as medicaments, particularly as antibacterions or antitumoral agents. In a preferred aspect, the invention provides the use of said peptides in a method of inducing adaptive immunity against tumor growth or establishment in a subject, as well as the use of other lytic agents in a method of inducing adaptive immunity in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Lytix Biopharma AS
    Inventors: Liv Tone Eliassen, Gerd Berge, Baldur Sveinbjørnsson, John Sigurd Svendsen, Øystein Rekdal
  • Patent number: 8277752
    Abstract: An optical measurement apparatus is provided for conducting a test by efficiently reading color development of a reagent after reaction by optical measurement. To the above end, an optical measurement apparatus is provided which is to be used with at least one test instrument mounted to the apparatus. The test instrument includes a carrier provided with at least one reagent retaining portion which retains a reagent, and a sample is applied to the carrier. The optical measurement apparatus includes a reader for reading color development of the reagent retaining portion, and a controller for performing driving control of the reader and determination. The controller performs the determination by utilizing data obtained by a reading operation P to read the color development of the reagent performed after the lapse of a reaction completion period Tr1-Tr6 from the mounting of the test instrument, and the reaction completion period depends on the reagent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: ARKRAY, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Nakagawa, Shinya Nakajima, Tokuo Kasai, Kazuhiro Ohmiya
  • Patent number: 8278354
    Abstract: Methods for reducing the likelihood of embryonic death in a female ruminant by feeding the ruminant for at least 30 days after conception an effective amount of free-flowing fatty acid calcium salt product comprising from about 1 to 10% by weight of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and from about 1 to about 10% by weight of decosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Virtus Nutrition LLC
    Inventors: George K. Strohmaier, Eiler D. Frederiksen, Nestor Daniel Luchini