Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
  • Patent number: 8321382
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to validating an aggregate document. An instance signature can be generated for a first instance of a data page retrieved for inclusion in the aggregate document and can be compared to a baseline signature associated with a second instance of the data page. A similarity value can be calculated in response to the comparison. The similarity value indicates a degree of similarity between the first instance and the second instance of the data page. Based on the similarity value it can be determined whether to delete or bypass the data page in the aggregate document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David Russell Vandervort, Venkatesh Guru Rao, Jesse Silverstein
  • Patent number: 8319670
    Abstract: The invention provides an input device of an electric apparatus and a method of manufacturing an input device, wherein the input device comprises: a key member for receiving an input from a user, the key member comprising a plurality of circumferentially arranged touch-sensitive sensor segments and having at least one degree of freedom with respect to the body of the electric apparatus; and a feedback unit coupled to the key member and configured to generate feedback to the key member in the direction of the at least one degree of freedom as a response to the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Elektrobit Wireless Communications Oy
    Inventors: Kim Kivelä, Jarkko Vatjus-Anttila
  • Patent number: 8318926
    Abstract: The invention relates to isolated anti-microRNA molecules. In another embodiment, the invention relates to an isolated microRNA molecule. In yet another embodiment, the invention provides a method for inhibiting microRNP activity in a cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Rockefeller University
    Inventors: Thomas H. Tuschl, Markus Landthaler, Gunter Meister, Sebastien Pfeffer
  • Patent number: 8318936
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of N-methylnaltrexone bromide, wherein a compound of the general formula (I): wherein X? represents an anion other than the bromide anion, and R represents hydrogen or a leaving group, is dissolved or dispersed in a suitable polar solvent, the solution or dispersion is mixed with a compound containing bromide anions, and the resulting reaction mixture is stirred until N-methylnaltrexone bromide has formed and crystallized, wherein, in the case where R represents a leaving group, that group is removed during or after the reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Cilag AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Weigl, Pascal Schär, Alfred Stutz
  • Patent number: 8321264
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and apparatus for displaying toll charging parameters of vehicles by means of a roadside display. In one embodiment, parameters are sent from an onboard-unit of the vehicle to the roadside display. In an alternative embodiment, parameters are registered under a vehicle identification in a database and retrieved therefrom for displaying on the roadside display by a detection of the identification of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kapsch TrafficCom AG
    Inventors: Christian Goldmann, Roland Aschenbrenner, Thomas Aschenbrenner
  • Patent number: 8318126
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method of producing a crystalline metal oxide nanostructure. The method comprises providing a metal salt solution and providing a basic solution; placing a porous membrane between the metal salt solution and the basic solution, wherein metal cations of the metal salt solution and hydroxide ions of the basic solution react, thereby producing a crystalline metal oxide nanostructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Stanislaus S. Wong, Hongjun Zhou
  • Patent number: 8314990
    Abstract: A film (1) which includes at least one transparent replicating layer (2) having a diffractive relief structure (3) and a reflective layer, the reflective layer being formed by at least one pigmented lake layer (4), and the film (1, 1?, 1?) showing a latent optically variable effect produced by the diffractive relief structure (3), and the use thereof. Further a method for the production of such a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignees: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co., Erich Utsch AG
    Inventors: Hubert Suessner, Mathias Thaeter
  • Patent number: 8313658
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a removal device for removing gas, dirt and/or particles from a contaminating liquid from a liquid in a liquid conduit system. The removal device includes a housing, a supply opening and a discharge opening, a resistance zone, at least one quiet zone and at least one return opening. The quiet zone allows dirt and/or particles of a relatively heavy contaminating liquid to settle to a bottom of the housing, and/or gas bubbles and/or particles of a relatively light contaminating liquid to rise to an upper end of the housing at least one bifurcation opening in the resistance zone and subsequently returns into the main flow at the merge point through the return opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Flamco B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Henk Cnossen
  • Patent number: 8313470
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automatic injection device (1) including: a container (6) provided with a needle (8); a housing (3) receiving a container (6) movable relative to the housing (3) between an initial position to an insertion position; a needle shield (12) for receiving the needle (8) and in which the needle (8) is embedded prior to use of the device (1); and, a deshielder (33) coupled to the needle shield (12) by a first connecting arrangement (51) and removably assembled to the distal part of the housing (3) by a second connecting arrangement (44, 45a, 45b, 57). The first and second connecting arrangements are designed so that a rotational movement of the deshielder (33) about the device axis (2) of the device (1) with respect to the housing (3) causes an axial displacement of the needle shield (12) in the distal direction with substantially no rotational movement of the needle shield (12) with respect to the needle (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventor: Herve Abry
  • Patent number: 8313191
    Abstract: The present invention provides an eyewear assembly including a frame having a first portion and a second portion defining a first lens aperture for receiving a lens. The first portion is displaceable from the second portion to change the size of the lens aperture. The first frame portion includes a first arm extending therefrom and the second frame portion includes a second arm extending therefrom. The first and second arms include a connecting device disposed therebetween for restricting relative movement between the first and second arms. A securement body includes a slot for receiving therein the first and second arms. A locking member is engageable with the securement body and at least one of the first and second arms to secure the frame to the securement body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Miro Optix LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Rothstein, Richard M. Baum
  • Patent number: 8315646
    Abstract: A method for communication to/from a multimode terminal operable to communicate via multiple alternative communication technologies. Each region definition indicates a region name and one or more of the communication technologies and/or operating modes plus an activation range and a deactivation range for the communication technologies and/or operating modes. The multimode terminal determines its position and retrieves a stored region definition relating to the region closest to the multimode terminal's determined position. It then compares its determined position with the activation range and a deactivation range of the retrieved region definition. Based on said comparison, the multimode terminal activates and deactivates the multiple alternative communication technologies and/or operating modes indicated by the retrieved region definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Elektrobit Wireless Communications Oy
    Inventor: Antti Karjalainen
  • Patent number: 8314260
    Abstract: Accordingly, the current invention provides a method for the manufacture of an ether or ester of 5-hydroxymethyl-furfural by reacting a hexose-containing starting material or HMF with an alcohol or an organic acid dissolved into an ionic liquid, using a metal chloride as catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Furanix Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Gerardus Johannes Maria Gruter, Leo Ernest Manzer, Ana Sofia Vagueiro De Sousa Dias, Frits Dautzenberg, Jindra Purmova
  • Patent number: 8308152
    Abstract: A method and system of making a book formed of a plurality of booklets having a plurality of sheets including receiving a paper value from an input device which corresponds to a sheet thickness. A maximum number of sheets per booklet based on the paper value is determined. The minimum number of sheets which will contain all pages of the book pages and the least number of booklets required responsive to the maximum number of sheets required are determined. The number of sheets in each booklet is determined and is stored. The sheets are distributed among the number of booklets. The creep for each sheet based on the paper value is determined. An image transfer device is controlled responsive to the determination of the creep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John Powers, Somi Ruwan Budhagoda Arachchige
  • Patent number: 8311596
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device for detecting the relative rotational positions of two casing members optically without utilizing the difference in the reflecting efficiency between a plurality of reflecting portions. The electronic device comprises a first light emitting unit (51) for emitting a light (R), a first casing member (2) mounting the first light emitting unit (51), a first light receiving unit (61) for receiving the light (R), a second casing member (3) mounting the first light receiving unit (61) and so connected to the first casing member (2) as to rotate on a spindle (41), and a detecting unit for detecting the rotational position of the second casing member (3) relative to the first casing member (2), on the basis of the reception of the light (R) emitted from the first light emitting unit (51) in the first light receiving unit (61).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Kanji Satake, Tomoyoshi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8307705
    Abstract: Method for laser hydrography in which at least one laser beam is emitted from a known location and in a known direction onto the surface of a body of water and through the water onto the bottom of the body of water and measurement points of the water surface and the water bottom in a coordinate system are determined from transit-time measurements of the reflections of the laser beam at the water surface and water bottom, wherein the local inclination of the water surface at an entry point of the laser beam into the body of water is determined from at least three measurement points of the water surface, wherein a local entry angle of the laser beam into the body of water is determined from the local inclination and the known direction of the laser beam, and wherein the measurement point of the water bottom is created as a function of the laser beam direction, the local inclination, and the optical refraction due to the corresponding local entry angle of the laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Ullrich, Martin Pfennigbauer
  • Patent number: 8308291
    Abstract: A hanger assembly is provided for securing a tag to a pair of eyeglasses that has a frame with two temple members connected to two hinged legs. The hanger assembly includes a hanger, a ledge, a support member, a zip-tie and optionally a hook. The ledge extends outwardly from the back side of the hanger and can have one or more apertures. The zip-tie surroundingly engages the ledge and the first temple member to secure the hanger to the eyeglasses. The temple hanger assembly can also include a security device support section and a security device installed therein. The security device can be a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag or electronic article surveillance (EAS) tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: B&G Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Norman, Alex Tetiyevsky, Jake Strassburger
  • Patent number: 8311288
    Abstract: A printmaking device, a method, and a system for securely handling a set of documents are provided herein. The printmaking device includes a printing module capable of printing the set of documents, and a processor operatively connected to the printing module to facilitate providing the set of documents to said printing module. The processor is configured to receive an initial biometric sample; encrypt a set of documents using said initial biometric sample; transmit the set of documents to another device; and delete said initial biometric sample from the device after the set of documents are encrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Anthony Nenni, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8310127
    Abstract: A high-output energy converter of an output-improving thermionic generator, thermally connected to other generators without moving parts that utilize the residual energy from the thermionic generator. The thermionic generator comprises a r?ultilayered vacuum diode, the layers of which are very thin and the gaps between the layers are also thin and kept at a distance from one another by selectively flexible spacer elements. Piezo elements or heating elements can precisely adjust the height of the gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Innovy
    Inventor: Franklin Hagg
  • Patent number: 8308170
    Abstract: The invention relates to an active suspension assembly and a vehicle equipped therewith. The assembly comprises a bearing arm, spring and adjusting mechanism. In use, the bearing arm supports the second vehicle mass, for instance a cabin or wheel and is pivotally connected to the first vehicle mass, for instance a chassis, around a pivot axis; the spring mechanism produces a spring force that exerts a counter moment on the bearing arm that can counterbalance any external moment acting on said bearing arm; and the adjustment mechanism is arranged to vary said counter moment by altering the direction of the spring force and/or move its point of application in a first direction. The adjustment mechanism is furthermore arranged to move the point of application of the spring force in a second direction, in which the counter moment is not or hardly affected, but by which the effective spring stiffness of the suspension assembly is affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Albertus Clemens Maria Van Der Knaap, Arjan Pieter Teerhuis, Raymond Bernardus Gerhardus Tinsel, Robert Marijn Anthony Frank Verschuren
  • Patent number: 8308687
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an injection assistance device (1) for an injection device (3) comprising one body (2), one needle (7), and one piston plunger (26), characterized in that it comprises: a hollow sleeve (4) receiving the body (2), coupling arrangement (10) for moving the piston plunger (26) from an end-of-insertion position to an end of injection position the coupling arrangement being maintained in a passive state until the end-of-insertion position, spacer arrangement (8) to maintain the piston plunger (26) and the body (2) in an initial position, disengaging arrangement (22, 14, 15, 16) linked with the spacer arrangement (8), the spacer arrangement (8) and/or disengaging arrangement (22, 14, 15, 16; 25, 31) being arranged in order not to free the distal displacement of the piston plunger (26) before the one of the body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Franck Carrel, Frederic Perot, Jean-Pierre Grimard