Patents Represented by Law Firm Heslin & Rothenberg
  • Patent number: 8348508
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are provided for use with a tomographic imaging device. A test object comprising a plurality of angled ramps may be provided to facilitate evaluating performance of the tomographic imaging device. A method for evaluating performance of a tomographic imaging device includes scanning the test object to produce a tomographic slice image and performing analysis on a waveform profile extracted from the image, to determine spatial performance of the tomographic imaging device. A tomographic imaging device may be provided comprising a scanning device and a data processing unit for performing a method of evaluating performance of the tomographic imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Phantom Laboratory, Incorporated
    Inventors: David J. Goodenough, Joshua R. Levy
  • Patent number: 8348169
    Abstract: The invention features an image reader and a corresponding method for capturing a sharp distortion free image of a target, such as a one or two-dimensional bar code. In one embodiment, the image reader comprises a two-dimensional CMOS based image sensor array, a timing module, an illumination module, and a control module. The time during which the target is illuminated is referred to as the illumination period. The capture of the image by the image sensor array is driven by the timing module that, in one embodiment, is able to simultaneously expose substantially all of the pixels in the array. The time during which the pixels are collectively activated to photo-convert incident light into charge defines the exposure period for the sensor array. In one embodiment, at least a portion of the exposure period occurs during the illumination period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, William H. Havens
  • Patent number: 8350078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for the production of sterically hindered diol ethers and diacyl ethers of formula
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Robert L. Brainard, Brian Cardineau
  • Patent number: 8351038
    Abstract: A first method for matching skin colors comprises measuring a spectral reflectance curve of an area of skin and determining a blend of pigments to match the skin's color by combining spectral reflectance curves measured for pigments to produce a calculated spectral reflectance curve corresponding to that of the skin. The pigment blend is then used, for example, to pigment a medical prosthesis, so that it matches precisely its wearer's skin. This method avoids the problem of metamerism in which colors that match under a first illumination no longer match under a second illumination. A second method uses a database of pigment blends generated by the first method. The color of an area of skin is measured and a pigment blend is selected from the database that provides a closest match. Apparatus for carrying out such color matching is also provided, together with palettes of suitable pigments for skin color matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Charles Conrad Carroll, Trevor Coward
  • Patent number: 8348318
    Abstract: A woven strap comprises at least two continuous parts having different widths, wherein the change in width results from a modification of the respective weave of said parts. The strap can thus be used to create a loop or a ring in order to attach or bear a load. The two ends of the strap are joined to each other by stitching. Only the stitching areas of each of the two ends are tubular. The rest of the ring is flat and the stitching areas are placed on top of each other. The loop or ring can include an integrated wear and tear and/or overload indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Techni Sangles
    Inventors: Philippe Petiot, Nicolas Rovri
  • Patent number: 8351200
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for cooling an electronics rack and a computer room from a single unit, which includes a heat-generating electronics subsystem across which air flows from an air inlet to an air outlet side of the rack. First and second modular cooling units (MCUs) are associated with the rack and configured to provide system coolant to the electronics subsystem for cooling thereof. System coolant supply and return manifolds are in fluid communication with the MCUs for facilitating providing of system coolant to the electronics subsystem, and to an air-to-liquid heat exchanger associated with the rack for exclusively cooling air passing through the rack, as well as conditioning the ambient air of the computer room. Such cooling is exclusive of an outside-of-rack conditioned air unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi K. Arimilli, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., Edward J. Seminaro
  • Patent number: 8352916
    Abstract: Automated testing of software builds having updated signature required modules, such as plug and play devices, is facilitated. A build (e.g., a daily build) of the software is performed, which includes one or more updated signature required modules. These modules are included within the build, even though the modules are unsigned. Automated testing is then performed against the daily builds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vikas Ahluwalia, Arun Batish, Thomas M. Carlier, Manoj K. Negi, Vipul Paul
  • Patent number: 8348165
    Abstract: There is described a device having a two dimensional imager. The device having a two dimensional image sensor can be a hand held device. Imaging optics can be provided for focusing light reflected from a target onto the two dimensional imager. An image including imaging data can be obtained utilizing the hand held device. The image can include a representation of a signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8351206
    Abstract: Liquid-cooled electronics racks are provided which include: immersion-cooled electronic subsystems; a vertically-oriented, vapor-condensing unit facilitating condensing dielectric fluid vapor egressing from the immersion-cooled subsystems, the vertically-oriented, vapor-condensing unit being sized and configured to reside adjacent to at least one side of the electronics rack; a reservoir for holding dielectric fluid, the reservoir receiving dielectric fluid condensate from the vertically-oriented, vapor-condensing unit; a dielectric fluid supply manifold coupling in fluid communication the reservoir and the dielectric fluid inlets of the immersion-cooled electronic subsystems; and a pump associated with a reservoir for pumping under pressure dielectric fluid from the reservoir to the dielectric fluid supply manifold for maintaining dielectric fluid in a liquid state within the immersion-cooled electronic subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Richard C. Chu, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Robert E. Simons
  • Patent number: 8350412
    Abstract: A technique is provided for automatically controlling configuration of a power grid, which includes one or more stand-alone sub-grids. Each stand-alone sub-grid includes a power generator, and a load is associated with the stand-alone sub-grid(s). The technique includes: monitoring the power grid by monitoring power demand of a load associated with the stand-alone sub-grid(s) and the power generated by the power generator within each stand-alone sub-grid; automatically determining that a grid configuration change is required for the power grid based on the monitoring; and dynamically reconfiguring the power grid by automatically modifying a number of stand-alone sub-grids in the power grid without interrupting power to the load associated with the stand-alone sub-grid(s) of the power grid. In one implementation, the power grid is a mobile power grid, and the power generator of each stand-alone sub-grid is a portable power generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intelligent Power and Engineering Research Corporation (IPERC)
    Inventors: Darrell D. Massie, Michael A. Miller, Peter S. Curtiss
  • Patent number: 8349990
    Abstract: Polymers for extreme ultraviolet and 193 nm photoresists are disclosed. The polymers comprise a photoacid generator (PAG) residue, an acid cleavable residue and a diacid joined by ester linkages. The polymers include a photoacid generating diol, a diacid and an acid table diol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Robert L. Brainard, Srividya Revuru
  • Patent number: 8348167
    Abstract: There is provided in one embodiment an indicia reading apparatus having an image sensor array. The indicia reading apparatus can have a first operator selectable configuration and a second operator selectable configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ynjiun P. Wang
  • Patent number: 8348928
    Abstract: A flow component for medical infusion/transfusion lines includes a tubular body having a side inlet connector, housed in a fluid-tight way in which is an elastic sealing element that can be traversed by a fluid introducer. The elastic sealing element has at least one axial cavity, which defines, for traversal by the fluid introducer, a diaphragm of small thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Industrie Borla S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala
  • Patent number: 8345423
    Abstract: Cooling apparatuses and methods are provided for immersion-cooling of an electronic subsystem of an electronics rack. The cooling apparatuses include a housing at least partially surrounding and forming a sealed compartment about the electronic subsystem and a dielectric fluid disposed within the sealed compartment, with the electronic subsystem being immersed within the dielectric fluid. A liquid-cooled vapor condenser is provided which includes a plurality of thermally conductive condenser fins extending within the sealed compartment. The condenser fins facilitate cooling and condensing of dielectric fluid vapor generated within the sealed compartment. Within the sealed compartment, multiple thermally conductive condenser fins are interleaved with multiple fluid-boiling fins of a heat spreader coupled to one or more of the electronic components immersed within the dielectric fluid. The interleaved fins facilitate localized cooling and condensing of dielectric fluid vapor within the sealed compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Richard C. Chu, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Robert E. Simons
  • Patent number: 8342757
    Abstract: An external rear-view camera unit for motor vehicles includes a camera and a support for such camera prearranged to be connected to a structure of a motor vehicle. The support includes at least one wing element, with a wing profile, having an end for connection to the structure of the motor vehicle and an opposite end portion bearing the body of the camera and ending with a winglet portion. A lower wing element and an upper wing element may be parallel and spaced from each other. The portion for supporting the body of the camera is in the form of a casing surrounding the body of said camera and having passages for conveying the air—that impacts said unit during the travel of the motor vehicle—around the body of said camera and at the front of the transparent element for protecting the camera lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Roberto Tregnago, Nevio Di Giusto, Francesca Cogotti
  • Patent number: 8343953
    Abstract: The invention provides compounds of the formula (I) having ROCK kinase and/or protein kinase p70S6K inhibiting activity: wherein A is a saturated hydrocarbon linker group containing from 1 to 7 carbon atoms, the linker group having a maximum chain length of 5 atoms extending between R1 and NR2R3 and a maximum chain length of 4 atoms extending between E and NR2R3, wherein one of the carbon atoms in the linker group may optionally be replaced by an oxygen or nitrogen atom; and wherein the carbon atoms of the linker group A may optionally bear one or more substituents selected from oxo, fluorine and hydroxy, provided that the hydroxy group when present is not located at a carbon atom ? with respect to the NR2R3 group and provided that the oxo group when present is located at a carbon atom ? with respect to the NR2R3 group; E is a monocyclic or bicyclic carbocyclic or heterocyclic group; R1 is an aryl or heteroaryl group; and R2, R3, R4 and R5 are as defined in the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Astex Therapeutics Limited, The Institute of Cancer Research: Royal Cancer Hospital, Cancer Research Technology Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Glanmor Davies, Robert George Boyle, Ian Collins, Michelle Dawn Garrett
  • Patent number: 8343311
    Abstract: A method for producing paper, cardboard or similar materials, comprising, separately or in a mixture, adding to a fibrous suspension: at least one main retention agent comprising a cationic (co)polymer, and at least one dual retention agent comprising a crosslinked cationic (co)polymer obtained in the form of a dispersion and placed in solution prior to its introduction into the fibrous suspension with gentle stirring. The crosslinked cationic (co)polymer having—a UL viscosity of between 1.3 and 2.7 cps, preferably between 1.5 and 2.4 cps, and—an apparent cationicity ratio of between 25 and 75%. Optionally, before or after the dual agent or the main retention agent are added, one or more tertiary retention agent(s) selected from the group comprising mineral particles and organic polymers carrying anionic charges, is added to the suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: S.P.C.M. SA
    Inventors: Rene Hund, Gatien Faucher
  • Patent number: 8343120
    Abstract: The invention provides an ostomy bag assembly including an outer bag and an inner bag secured to one side of a flange. The inner bag is removable to facilitate disposal. The flange has a polymeric backing film and a layer of bioadhesive for securing the ostomy bag assembly to the body of a patient. The flange includes an orifice to enable bodily waste to be received by the inner bag. The outer bag is detachably bonded to a first attachment zone on the flange and the inner bag is secured to a second attachment zone on the flange. The outer bag is mounted to the flange by an annular bonding element is formed from a multilayer polymeric material comprising first and second ethylene vinyl acetate layers and a polymeric support layer interposed there between. A method of fabricating ostomy bags is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Welland Medical Limited
    Inventors: Rory James Maxwell Smith, Paul Bird, Owen May
  • Patent number: 8347143
    Abstract: The management and analysis of events of communications environments are facilitated. Events, such as alert and network events, are separated into a plurality of pools, depending on the classification of event. Each pool has events exclusive of one type of event. The events are placed in the appropriate pools via one or more analysis routines. Additionally, events of at least one type of pool are further analyzed using one or more analysis routines to determine which events, if any, are to be reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark G. Atkins, Dawn S. Moyer
  • Patent number: 8342434
    Abstract: A cutting wheel for a grinder pump includes in one embodiment a monolithic disc-shaped base portion having a bottom surface having a plurality of integrally formed spaced-apart, downwardly-depending cutting elements disposed adjacent the peripheral edge of the disc-shaped based portion. In another embodiment, a cutting wheel for a grinder pump includes a monolithic disc-shaped base portion having a bottom surface having a plurality of integrally formed spaced-apart, downwardly-depending cutting elements disposed adjacent the peripheral edge of the disc-shaped based portion, and a plurality of integrally formed downwardly-depending paddle elements spaced-apart from the cutting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Environment One Corporation
    Inventors: Paul J. Daley, George A. Earle, III