Patents Represented by Attorney Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Patent number: 8347988
    Abstract: A down-hole hammer comprising a drill bit (10) and a drive collar (11) with an interconnection therebetween for causing rotation of the drill bit upon rotation of the drive collar. The drill bit (10) comprises a drill bit head (13) and a shank (19), the drill bit head (13) defining a cutting face (15) and having a circumferential shoulder section (17) adjacent the cutting face (15). The shank (19) extends from the shoulder section (17) in the direction away from the cutting face (15). The interconnection between the drill bit (10) and the drive collar (11) comprises a spline assembly including at least one spline (43) on the shoulder section (17) for mating engagement with at least one counterpart spline (63) on the drive collar (11) to provide a drive coupling therebetween while also allowing the drill bit (10) to slide axially within the drive collar (11) to perform a percussive action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew S. Gilbert, Barry J Thompson
  • Patent number: 8352297
    Abstract: A system and a method for managing a supply chain are provided. A request for a transaction involving an enterprise and at least one partner in a supply chain is received from an end-user or the partner. Real-time data relevant to the transaction is accessed from an existing partner system. A context for the transaction is generated using the real-time data. The request is processed in the context for the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Parametric Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Reynaldo Gil, Dipayan Gangopadhyay, Jay Zhou, Simeon Gordon, Sandeep Nayak
  • Patent number: 8349587
    Abstract: The present disclosure identifies pathways, mechanisms, systems and methods to confer chemoautotrophic production of carbon-based products of interest, such as sugars, alcohols, chemicals, amino acids, polymers, fatty acids and their derivatives, hydrocarbons, isoprenoids, and intermediates thereof, in organisms such that these organisms efficiently convert inorganic carbon to organic carbon-based products of interest using inorganic energy, such as formate, and in particular the use of organisms for the commercial production of various carbon-based products of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ginkgo BioWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Curt R. Fischer, Austin J. Che, Reshma P. Shetty, Jason R. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8348854
    Abstract: Devices for attaching medical tubing to a nasal cannula are provided. Such devices may comprise a body having a distal end and a proximal end, a connector disposed on the body and adapted to releasably attach the body to the nasal cannula, and one of the following: at least one tube holding member extending along at least one surface of the body and adapted to accept the medical tubing, or at least one body channel extending through the body and having an outlet at the distal end of the body, and a tube connector attached to the proximal end of the body and adapted to fluidly connect the medical tubing the at least one channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Girshin, Roni Mendonca
  • Patent number: 8352466
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for determining a prediction measurement, or measure, using geo-spatial information which can be used to determine whether or not to include type of information in search results. The prediction measurement comprises a measure of the likelihood that an item of the type of information for which the prediction measure is determined will be selected, or clicked on, by a user, if the item of the type of information is included in the search result. Without limitation, one such information type is news.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Rosie Jones, Fernando Diaz, Ahmed Hassan Awadallah
  • Patent number: 8352854
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the invention, a method for providing at least one customized advertisement in a dynamically generated customized page is provided. The method includes receiving a user request for a customized page. In response to the user request, the method further includes receiving a template program specific to the user. The template program is based on user configuration information. The user configuration information includes user demographic information. The template program is received from one of at least two locations. The location is determined from the frequency of the user request for the customized page. After receiving an advertisement selected in accordance to the user demographic information, the template program is executed using the selected advertisement to generate the customized page. The customized page is provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Farzad Nazem, Ashvinkumar P. Patel
  • Patent number: 8348956
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for reinforcing weakened or fractured bone are disclosed. An apparatus for delivering a bone reinforcing mixture to a bone includes a tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween, wherein the tube has at least one inner lumen capable of allowing a bone reinforcing mixture to pass through, and a bone fitting portion having an opening for accepting the tube, an insertion portion for insertion into the bone, and at least one relief valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: IlluminOss Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Rabiner
  • Patent number: 8348119
    Abstract: A nailer device has a housing containing a motor, a gear box, a transmission mechanism, and a striking rod. The motor, the gear box, and the transmission mechanism cooperate to cause the striking rod to be moved back and forth. The striking rod has a peripheral outer surface and a longitudinal axis and the striking rod and the gear box are connected through a sliding connection structure which allows the striking rod to be moved along its longitudinal axis and which prevents the striking rod from rotating around its longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Chervon (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Masatoshi Fukinuki, Toshinari Yamaoka, Gan Wei, Zhiguo Chen, Guillaume Keller
  • Patent number: 8349462
    Abstract: Decorative shape cast products and methods, systems, compositions and apparatus for producing the same are described. In one embodiment, the decorative shape cast products are produced from an Al—Ni or Al—Ni—Mn alloy, with a tailored microstructure to facilitate production of anodized decorative shape cast product having the appropriate finish and mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Jen C. Lin, James R. Fields, Albert L. Askin, Xinyan Yan, Ralph R. Sawtell, Shawn Patrick Sullivan, Janell Lyn Abbott
  • Patent number: 8348120
    Abstract: An auto hammer having a housing having a grip portion defining a central axis and a head assembly including a striking device which has a striking rod defining a central axis. The striking device is pivotable relative to the grip portion and the angle between the central axis of the grip and the central axis of the striking rod can range between 60° and 180°. The auto hammer thus provides a pivotable striking device and is thereby suitable for different working circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Chervon Limited
    Inventor: Gan Wei
  • Patent number: 8347969
    Abstract: Pressure relief devices comprise a chamber having a piston disposed therein. One side of the piston defines a hydrostatic chamber in fluid communication with an outside environment, such as an isolated wellbore annulus, through a port. The other side of the piston defines a sealed or isolated chamber. The pressure relief device permits changes in pressure in the isolated wellbore annulus to be distributed into the chambers so as to either reduce the pressure within the isolated wellbore annulus or increase the pressure within the wellbore annulus, both of which lessen the likelihood that the change in pressure within the isolated wellbore annulus will damage wellbore components disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Orr, Edward T. Wood, Aubrey C. Mills
  • Patent number: 8346401
    Abstract: A system and methods that enables smart charging for electric resources. A smart charging method may include smart charging customer guarantees. The charging behavior guarantee may comprise a guaranteed charging schedule that matches a regular charging schedule of an electric resource and provides power flow flexibility. In addition, a smart charging method may manage electric resources via a smart charging benefit analysis. A smart charging benefit may include an impact resulting from the energy management system which is beneficial to an electric resource. A smart charging method may manage the charging behavior of the electric resources on a grid based on the smart charging benefit. Further, a smart charging method may manage electric resources via a smart charging benefit analysis and smart charging customer guarantees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: GridPoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth B. Pollack, Seth W. Bridges
  • Patent number: 8344194
    Abstract: A process for producing bio-fuel from biomass is disclosed herein. The process includes processing the mean particle diameter of the biomass by mechanical processing to a size ranging from 1 ?m to 1000 ?m to form particulated biomass. The particulated biomass is mixed with a liquid hydrocarbon to form a suspension, wherein the suspension includes between 1 weight percent to 40 weight percent particulated biomass. The suspension is heated to a temperature between 50° C. and 550° C. The heated suspension is fed into a unit selected from the group consisting of a pyrolysis reactor, a fluid catalytic cracking unit, a delayed coker, a fluid coker, a hydroprocessing unit, and a hydrocracking unit; and then at least a portion of the particulated biomass of the heated suspension is converted into fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: KiOR, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bartek, Steve Yanik
  • Patent number: 8347225
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for selectively displaying content corresponding to web page elements. A web page element can comprise one or more DIV tags that may be used to encapsulate and identify other elements and information. The first name and the first address of the element are stored. In a receiving operation, a display request to visibly display the element, is received. A received display request identifies the first name or the first address, or both, of the element. In response to receiving the display request, content associated with the first address, and at least a portion of the content comprising the identified element are retrieved. The content to obtain the identified element is parsed, and the identified element is subsequently displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Tomi Blinnikka, Steven Horowitz
  • Patent number: 8342003
    Abstract: A system for measurement and analysis of pipeline contaminants is provided. The system includes a first assembly for engaging a pipeline from which a first fluid flow sample may be isokinetically collected for measurement of aerosol contaminants. The system also includes a second assembly for engaging the pipeline from which a second fluid flow sample may be collected for chromatographic analysis of the aerosol contaminants. The system may further include a third assembly for engaging the pipeline from which a fluid flow sample may be obtained for measurement of solid contaminants. Information on aerosol contaminants and solid contaminants can subsequently be used to select an appropriate extraction technology to control the presence of aerosol and solid contaminants within the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Perry Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: David Burns, Tomas Borjon, Mark Scott
  • Patent number: 8343511
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides improved compositions comprising rifabutin, clarithromycin, and clofazimine for use in the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. In one instance, the compositions may comprise a formulation of rifabutin, clarithromycin, and clofazimine in a single dosage form, such as a capsule, tablet, etc., with one or more specific excipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Red Hill Biopharma Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Julius Borody, Patrick Gosselin
  • Patent number: 8342113
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a system for thread handling (e.g., separating) and/or cutting. Another embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for thread handling (e.g., separating) and/or cutting. In one example, the present invention may be used in connection with sewing machines, embroidery machines, quilting machines and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Alberto Landoni
  • Patent number: 8342375
    Abstract: A nailer device has a housing containing a motor and a striking device arranged in a compact manner. A transmission mechanism is mounted in the housing for translating the rotating motions of the motor into the periodic impact motions upon the striking device. The transmission mechanism includes an impact assembly which imparts the periodic impact motions upon the striking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Chervon (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Masatoshi Fukinuki, Gan Wei, Zhiguo Chen, Guillaume Keller, Toshinari Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 8342190
    Abstract: A novel gauging device and associated stencils facilitate the shaping of eyebrows according to a Golden Ratio standard. The gauging device is adapted to be placed over a woman's face and maintained in a fixed position relative to her eyes and nose. A nosepiece and knobs are adjusted such that a lower end of a guide rod may be rotated about various points relative to the nose and held in predetermined angles relative to the nose and eyes, possibly supported magnetically on a lower track adjacent the nostrils and an upper track above the eyebrows. An eyebrow stencil is held in a desired position relative to the previously positioned guide rod, which facilitates convenient application and symmetrical shaping, preferably with frictional clamps for permitting the stencil to be shifted in place so that a particular portion of the stencil is properly aligned with the guide rod after the guide rod has been aligned with an appropriate Golden Ratio marking on the stencil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Anastasia Soare
  • Patent number: 8343485
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising a chemotactic hematopoietic stem cell product comprising an enriched population of CD34+ cells containing a subpopulation of CD34+/CXCR-4+ cells having CXCR-4-mediated chemotactic activity, methods of preparing these compositions and use of these compositions to treat or repair vascular injury, including infarcted myocardium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Amorcyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Pecora, Robert A. Preti