Patents Represented by Attorney Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Patent number: 8349255
    Abstract: A tissue processing system includes a tray and a processing component. The processing component has teeth configured to dice, mince, and mix the tissue in the tray. In some versions, teeth of a rotary member mesh with teeth of a stationary member, such that the tissue is ground between the meshing teeth. The rotary member may be moved in an orbital path relative to the stationary member. In some versions, the teeth of two rotary members mesh together, and the rotary members are rotated in opposite directions to grind the tissue. The rotary members may also be alternatingly moved up and down to perform initial dicing on the tissue. Once the tissue has been processed, the tissue may then be used in a therapeutic manner, such as by being incorporated with a scaffold and then implanted in the same patient from whom the tissue was originally harvested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Schowalter, Prasanna Malaviya, David A. Witt, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 8344109
    Abstract: The subject of the present invention is an anti-ricin antibody and the use thereof for the treatment of an individual suffering from ricin poisoning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Etat Francais Represente par le Delegue General pour l'Armement, Technische Universitat Braunschweig-Institut fur Biochemie und Biotechnologie
    Inventors: Philippe Thullier, Michael Hust, Stefan Dubel
  • Patent number: 8342851
    Abstract: A tissue model and test method are described. The tissue model can be used to simulate tissue during design and testing of biopsy needle tip configurations. For instance, the tissue model can be used to estimate the force required to penetrate natural breast tissue with a particular needle tip configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor W. V. Speeg, Peter Morgan
  • Patent number: 8336468
    Abstract: A furrow opener apparatus attachable to an implement has a trailing arm with a packer wheel at the rear end, and a furrow opener attached forward of the packer wheel. An actuator moves the trailing arm between a lowered operating position and a raised transport position. A latch mechanism engages the implement frame and the trailing arm when the actuator is operated to move the trailing arm to the transport position, preventing the trailing arm from moving downward. A release mechanism moves the latch mechanism to an unlatched position when the actuator is operated to move the trailing arm from the raised transport position to the lowered operating position, allowing the trailing arm to move down from the transport position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Bourgault Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Devin Lung
  • Patent number: 8337887
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a rapidly disintegrating taste-masked tablet having both hardness and non-friability properties comprising at least one active principle selected from the group of mineral salts, vitamins and mixtures thereof, the active principle being coated by a sweetening agent wherein the weight ratio of the active principle to the sweetening agent is from 0.2 to 3, and starch and microcrystalline cellulose in a weight ratio of starch to microcrystalline cellulose from about 0.76 to 0.85, and at least one free flow aid. It also concerns a method for the preparation of such a tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Laboratories Pharmaceutiques Rodael, Laboratories Nutriset
    Inventor: Paul Equipart
  • Patent number: 8340264
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods in which an incoming call port is looped back at a switch and, under control of a call segment controller, is directed to applications and/or other termination points to provide enhanced calling services. According to a preferred embodiment, the call segment controller is provided with initial call instructions to initially direct an incoming call. The call may then be directed to an application which interacts with the call to determine further call instructions. These further call instructions are passed to the call segment controller to further process the call. Under control of the call segment controller the call may be directed to multiple termination points, including redirection to the application to provide subsequent interaction with the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intervoice Limited Partnership
    Inventor: James A. Campbell
  • Patent number: 8337415
    Abstract: A device comprises a needle, probe, holster, and tissue collection chamber. A motor simultaneously powers a vacuum pump, translates and rotates a cutter, and translates a plunger. The needle includes a piercing tip and an interior shelf that divides the needle into a cutter lumen and lateral lumen. The cutter and shelf include apertures configured to mince a portion of a tissue specimen that has been severed by the cutter and forced through the apertures by compressive force from the plunger as well as vacuum force. The apertures of the shelf and the apertures of the rotating cutter cooperate to shear the tissue being compressed by the plunger. The minced tissue is then transported to the tissue collection chamber under vacuum force with the assistance of a fluid flush. Collected minced tissue may then be further processed as desired for a given medical treatment or procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Trezza, II, John A. Hibner, Joseph C. Hueil, Patrick A. Mescher
  • Patent number: 8334617
    Abstract: An exemplary system for energy optimization in photovoltaic generators comprises a plurality of primary photovoltaic generators, a plurality of secondary photovoltaic generators, and a plurality of inverters. The secondary photovoltaic generators each comprise a plurality of photovoltaic generator blocks. The inverters are configured to convert direct voltage/current into alternating voltage/current. A first switching system is operable to selectively couple outputs of the primary generators with inputs of the inverters. A second switching system is operable to selectively couple outputs of the generator blocks with the outputs of the secondary generators. A control system is operable to automatically control the first switching system and the second switching system. An exemplary method comprises operating the control system to automatically control the two switching systems to optimize power provided to the inverters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Asea Brown Boveri, S.A.
    Inventors: Alejandro Vega Betoret, Alfredo Diez-Hochleitner Ruiz, Oscar Sanz Landivar, Jose Alfonso Almansa Leandrez
  • Patent number: 8335690
    Abstract: Grammars for interactive voice response systems using natural language understanding can be created using information which is available on websites. These grammars can be created in automated manners and can have various tuning measures applied to obtain optimal results when deployed in a customer contact environment. These grammars can allow a variety of statements to be appropriately handled by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Convergys Customer Management Delaware LLC
    Inventors: Dhananjay Bansal, Nancy Gardner, Chang-Quin Shu, Kristie Goss, Matthew Yuschik, Sunil Issar, Woosung Kim, Jayant Naik
  • Patent number: 8328732
    Abstract: A biopsy system includes a first external device, a second external device and a control module interface. The control module interface is in electrical communication with both the first and second external devices, and the control module interface is in mechanical communication with the second external device. The control module interface is configured to be positioned remotely from at least one of the first and second external devices. The control module interface comprises a motor, operational electronics, a shaft connector assembly, an electrical connector and a cabinet configured to house the motor and operational electronics. The motor is in mechanical communication with the second external device via a mechanical cable. The operational electronics are configured to permit control of the motor and a motorized component of the second external device. In some embodiments, the mechanical cable comprises a flexible shaft cable, such as a speedometer cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Shailendra K. Parihar, Todd M. Dahling, Patrick A. Mescher, John A. Hibner, Trevor W. V. Speeg, Jessica P. Leimbach, Raj G. Raghavendran, Gavin M. Monson
  • Patent number: 8322262
    Abstract: A cartridge for an edible film dispenser protects a mounted edible film having a roll form, enables easy mounting of the edible film in the edible film container, and simplifies the structure of the edible film dispenser. The cartridge includes an edible film tape, which has a cylindrical main bobbin and a cylindrical take-up bobbin, a cartridge body, which includes a main shaft, a draw shaft, a take-up shaft, and an edge perpendicular wall, which are spaced apart from each other, and a plate-like cartridge cover, which has a size and profile equal to those of the cartridge body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Gi-Je Ryu
  • Patent number: 8327027
    Abstract: A specially programmed computer encodes repeating sequences of equidistant-spaced bit series that are identified in an input file. The position of each sequence is encoded relative to one or more instances of the previous sequence, including both the spacing between bits and the bit position of identified portions of each. For a certain class of input files, this encoding of repeating sequences significantly compresses the input file into the output file. A specially programmed computer decodes files that have been encoded in this manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Bryan Smith
  • Patent number: 8325880
    Abstract: Voice user interfaces can be tested using test scripts generated by traversing a graph using a recursive search technique, such as recursive depth first search. Test data to accompany the test scripts can be generated by treating conditions in states of the interface as business rules, and fully exercising each state during traversal of the graph. Actual testing can be performed in a faster than real time manner by providing simulated input from test scripts, as opposed to requiring actual input from human testers. The interfaces can also be tested using a gatekeeper intermediary which provides for easy transitions between testing and deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Convergys Customer Management Delaware LLC
    Inventors: David M. Pelland, Richard C. Burk, Jeffrey D. Kosa, Blaise T. Lapinski
  • Patent number: 8321242
    Abstract: Media devices containing instructions which can allow patients to enroll and participate in time release messaging programs can be provided to patients by doctors who record personalized messages which are played when the devices are used. These media devices (or instructions from those devices stored on a user computer) can communicate with external systems to receive updates, both in terms of content and timing of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Fox Chase Bank
    Inventors: Robert Charles Morton, Paul Joseph Mastracchio, Craig Cooke
  • Patent number: 8317374
    Abstract: A modularly constructed hand held, utility light is described and taught having a sealed electrical module and a separately attached handle module. In one embodiment. module includes two half shells that when assembled and attached to the electric module. Various embodiments of the handle module may comprise an articulation mechanism configured to allow the user to manipulate the direction of the light provided by the utility light by rotating the utility light in at least one direction. The articulation mechanism may comprise one or more of a ball and socket joint, a ratchet mechanism, or any other suitable device configured to allow a user to manipulate the direction of the light provided by the modular utility light. In another embodiment, the handle module may comprise a strap configured to facilitate cord management and/or allow a user to hang the modular utility light above a work area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Multiway Industries (HK) Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul A. Hedrick
  • Patent number: 8314393
    Abstract: A device can be made operable to distinguish between materials impinging on a predefined area based at least in part on differentials within sets of data indicative of measurable characteristics of the materials impinging on the defined area. Such a device can trigger a protection mechanism based at least in part on identification of such differentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Qualex Manufacturing, LC
    Inventor: Russell S. Garland
  • Patent number: D671360
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Oneida Ltd.
    Inventor: Diane Shane-Schuldt
  • Patent number: D671644
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathryn M. Dodd, Kevin M. Fiebig, John A. Hibner, Emmanuel Tanghal, Edward A. Rhad
  • Patent number: D672868
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Delta T Corporation
    Inventor: Jason Andrew Williams
  • Patent number: D673447
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Direct Pack, Inc., organicgirl LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer C. Freeman, Cesar E. Ramirez, Gandhi B. Sifuentes