Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Goudreau Gage Dubuc
  • Patent number: 8338568
    Abstract: A chimera protein comprising in the following order: a signal peptide, a proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 preproprotein (PCSK9) sequence consisting of amino acid residues at positions 35 to 696 of SEQ ID NO: 38, a transmembrane domain and a cytosolic domain, wherein said cytosolic (CT) domain comprises a sequence able to recycle the protein from the cellular membrane to endosomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Adaerata, Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Nabil G. Seidah, Jean Davignon, Genevieve Dubuc, Lise Bernier, Michel Tremblay
  • Patent number: 8323867
    Abstract: This invention relates to iodonium salts, acetal copolymers and polymer binders comprising functional groups capable of undergoing cationic or radical polymerization, their method of preparation and their use in the preparation of coating solutions and coatings. This invention also relates to coatings containing the iodonium salts, acetal copolymers and/or polymer binders and to negative working lithographic printing plates comprising these coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: American Dye Source, Inc.
    Inventors: My T. Nguyen, Marc-Andre Locas
  • Patent number: 8303907
    Abstract: A stabilized thylakoid membrane formulation comprising thylakoid membranes in a buffered solution and liposomes, wherein the formulation has a ratio of chlorophyll/liposomes of at least about 10:1. The invention further comprises a method for detecting or quantifying the presence of toxic molecules in a fluid sample, comprising obtaining a stabilized thylakoids membranes formulation; and assessing the photosynthetic efficiency of the thylakoid membranes formulation in the presence of said sample, whereby the molecules are detected when the photosynthetic efficiency is measurably different in the presence versus in the absence of the sample. The present invention also comprises kits using the stabilized thylakoid membranes formulation for detecting and/or quantifying the toxic molecule in a fluid sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Labbell Inc.
    Inventors: François Bellemare, Nathalie Boucher, Lucie Lorrain
  • Patent number: 8297670
    Abstract: An implement comprises a first member, at least a second member secured at one end of the first member; and at least one piece of material overlapping a junction between the first member and the second member. The implement is made by securing the second member at one end of the first member; and overlapping the junction between the first member and the second member with a piece of material smoothing a surface at the junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Garant GP
    Inventor: David Boies
  • Patent number: 8293468
    Abstract: Methods, uses, agents and compositions useful for the diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of inflammatory conditions, such as neuroinflammatory conditions such as multiple sclerosis, and for the identification and selection of inflammatory cytokine-secreting T cell or a precursor thereof, based on the expression and/or modulation of melanoma cell adhesion molecule (MCAM) are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal
    Inventors: Alexandre Prat, Romain Cayrol, Nathalie Arbour, Catherine Larochelle
  • Patent number: 8287143
    Abstract: A supplementary power supply and method for powering a portable electrical device such as a flashlight having a positive terminal and a negative terminal and battery compartment adapted to receive a standard battery therein. The supply comprises a cap adapted for installation on the battery compartment, an electrical circuit comprising a generator and a positive output and a negative output, and an actuator in mechanical communication with the generator and capable of actuation when the power supply is within the compartment and the cap is installed on the compartment, wherein the electrical circuit is sized and shaped to be received within the battery compartment and interconnect the positive output with the positive terminal and the negative output with the negative terminal, and actuation of the actuator operates the generator to provide an electrical current between the positive output and the negative output. There is also disclosed a kit comprising a plurality of replacement caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: The Flewelling Ford Family Trust
    Inventor: Timothy D. F. Ford
  • Patent number: 8286543
    Abstract: A valve assembly for controlling the flow of pressurized fluid supplied to an actuating cylinder having a piston driven by the pressurized fluid along a stroke path therewithin, the pressurized fluid being applied to alternative driving sides of the piston. The valve assembly comprises a first and a second valve pistons, which cooperate to block the supply of pressurized fluid to the current driving side of the piston when the piston reaches the end of its stroke path, thereby limiting the pressure of the pressurized fluid supplied to the driving side to a level reduced compared to a pressure level applied to drive said piston. If a leak occurs within the actuating cylinder at the end of the stroke path of the piston, it will be at the reduced pressurized fluid pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Starcyl Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Jean Allardin
  • Patent number: 8270358
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for enabling transmission of data between an application pair, a first one of the applications in a nomadic/mobile subsystem and a second one of the applications in a ground subsystem comprising a first router within the nomadic/mobile subsystem, the first router interconnected with the first application, a second router within the ground subsystem, the second router interconnected with the second application, and a secure data transfer tunnel established between the first router and the second router, the tunnel comprising a plurality of communication pipes, each one of the plurality of pipes having associated therewith one of a plurality of different communication networks and at least one filtering rule dictating circumstances under which the pipe can be used to transmit data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Radio IP Software Inc.
    Inventors: Germain Emond, Nicolas Lizotte, Marc Groleau
  • Patent number: 8265650
    Abstract: A system and method are presented to provide radio and GPS coverage versatility in a location-based service (LBS) system, such as an automatic vehicle location (AVL) system. A mobile client in communication with one or more servers of an LBS system includes one or more mobile communication devices and one or more GPS devices for establishing a position of the client. The client is configured to determine whether none of the one or more GPS devices provide the server access to the position through a wireless protocol implemented therewith, or whether the position should be communicated to the server using the one or more communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Radio IP Software Inc.
    Inventor: Germain Emond
  • Patent number: 8263951
    Abstract: A method and a system for fabricating a macroscopic object, comprising, in an environment at least one energy source; at least one hollow cathode separated from an anode by a bias potential; and a support; a flow of gas through the hollow cathode generating a hollow cathode discharge, particles emitted by the hollow cathode being assembled on the support under action of energy from the energy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Fablab Inc.
    Inventor: Olivier Smiljanic
  • Patent number: 8257624
    Abstract: A method for making a porous material, includes melt-blending two or more non-miscible polymers to obtain a co-continuous melt, solidifying the melt to obtain a solid mass consisting of two co-continuous polymer phases, and selectively extracting one of the co-continuous phases thereby creating within the solid mass an essentially continuous pore network having an internal surface. The method further includes replicating the internal surface of the pore network within the solid mass by coating the internal surface with successive layers of materials, and selectively extracting the solid mass without extracting the layers of materials, to thereby yield the product porous material, formed of the layers of materials. The material has a void fraction higher than about 75%, and mainly having essentially fully interconnected sheath-like non-spherical pores and essentially non-fibrous walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventors: Basil D. Favis, Pierre Sarazin, Xavier Roy
  • Patent number: 8246223
    Abstract: An illuminating device for attachment to a translucent/transparent surface is disclosed. The device comprises a suction cup comprising an inner adhering surface; and a light source positioned towards a center of the suction cup such that when the inner adhering surface is pressed against the translucent surface, light emitted by the light source propagates through the translucent/transparent surface. There is also disclosed a method for attaching a light-emitting device to a translucent/transparent non-porous surface by developing a suction force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Timonthy D. F. Ford
  • Patent number: 8230738
    Abstract: An instrumented ball for collecting data in an industrial mill comprising a durable sphere defining an enclosed cavity and having a substantial thickness, the sphere manufactured from a resilient material able to withstand pressures exerted by a working industrial mill, electronics disposed in the cavity comprising: a plurality of devices for sensing physical conditions inside the mill, wherein each of the sensing devices outputs a series of sensed values, the devices comprising at least an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a thermocouple, a microphone and a wear sensor, a memory for storing the sensed values, and a communication port for transmitting the sensed values to an external device located outside of the mill, and a power source disposed in the cavity for powering the electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: McGill University
    Inventors: Peter Radziszewski, Wei Li, Coleman Benson, Sudarshan Martins, Tapiwanashe Chenje
  • Patent number: 8225431
    Abstract: There is disclosed a protective head gear comprising a helmet having a brim positioned above the eyes of the wearer, a face protector covering at least a portion of the face of the wearer, and an adapter comprising an elongate cross member for securing the face protector to the helmet along the brim. There is also disclosed an adapter for attaching a face protector having a pair of strap receiving slots molded therein to a helmet, comprising a cross member secured to the helmet, and a pair of support arms for insertion into the strap receiving slots. Additionally, there is disclosed face protective gear for use with a helmet having a brim positioned above the eyes of the wearer, comprising a cross member comprising a lip molded along an upper edge, and a pair of goggles depending from the cross member When the cross member is secured to the helmet, the lip overlaps the brim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Eye Tactical Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Cyr
  • Patent number: 8224680
    Abstract: A system for real-time maintaining an inventory of services and associated resources of a client company. A product component communicates with feeds receiving inventory data from the client company. A transactional component communicates with the product component for managing transactional records, processing responses related thereto and updating the inventory records accordingly. An expert engine component evaluates the transactional records against corresponding ones of the inventory records stored in the product component to identify eventual changes to be made to the inventory records as determined by set conditions, and controls generation of service orders articulated on action parameters of the transactions and the inventory records concerned by the transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Etelesolv.com Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Parisien, Christopher Xavier Thierry
  • Patent number: 8187833
    Abstract: A chimera protein comprising in the following order: a signal peptide, a proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 preproprotein (PCSK9) sequence consisting of amino acid residues at positions 35 to 696 of SEQ ID NO: 38, a transmembrane domain and a cytosolic domain, wherein said cytosolic (CT) domain comprises a sequence able to recycle the protein from the cellular membrane to endosomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Adaerata Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Nabil G. Seidah, Jean Davignon, Geneviève Dubuc, Lise Bernier, Michel Tremblay
  • Patent number: D660686
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Duchesne et Fils Ltée
    Inventor: André Lafleur
  • Patent number: D661349
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Supremex Inc.
    Inventor: Jean Picard
  • Patent number: D664418
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Garant GP
    Inventors: Carl Blouin, David Boies, Patrick Julien, Richard Rockwell
  • Patent number: D667283
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Garant GP
    Inventor: Carl Blouin