Patents Represented by Attorney Howrey LLP
  • Patent number: 7951938
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel fluorinated dyes or colorants having high solubility and low viscosity in halogenated, especially fluorinated, solvents. The dyes or colorants of the present invention have shown to improve the performance of electrophoretic displays. The invention is particularly directed to a fluorinated porphyrin dye or colorant expressed by Formula (VII).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Kai-Chia Feng, Ying-Syi Li, HongMei Zang, Hong Wang, Chien-Hung Chou, Rong-Chang Liang
  • Patent number: 7917429
    Abstract: A system for pricing and/or determining a basket of financial instruments for hedging investment risk in actively managed traded funds is described. The system uses a trusted computer system and includes a computer storage medium storing a computer program product. The product determines a basket of hedging instruments by applying statistical or economic based factor analysis to estimate the NAV or provide a hedging basket to rack actual NAV of an actively managed traded fund.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: NYSE AMEX LLC
    Inventors: Clifford J. Weber, Carol Alexander, Charles A. Baker, Jason J MacQueen, Gary L. Gastineau, Terry Norman
  • Patent number: 7905977
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a scraping element for removing part of a display film coated or laminated to an electrode layer to expose the electrode layer for connection to a drive circuitry. The present invention is directed to a method for removing a portion of a display film coated or laminated on an electrode layer, a process for preparing a display device, and a process for preparing a passive matrix display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Qi, John Hanan Liu, Yi-Shung Chaug
  • Patent number: 7901677
    Abstract: Described is the use of a recombinant antibody comprising a binding site specific for an epitope of the laminin receptor or laminin receptor precursor for the treatment or diagnosis of various cancers, particularly B-CLL. Preferably, this antibody additionally comprises a binding site for at least one particular cell surface antigen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Affimed Therapeutics AG
    Inventors: Melvyn Little, Stefan Knackmuss, Uwe Reusch, Sergey Kipriyanov, Fabrice Le Gall, Vera Mick, Karin Hoffmann, Peter Röttgen
  • Patent number: 7891429
    Abstract: A subsea well intervention system that permits dynamic disconnection from subsea well intervention equipment without removing any of the equipment during a drive-off condition is provided. The system includes a blowout preventer module operatively connected to a subsea tree and a subsea control system. The subsea control system is connected via electrical jumper to an ROV's tether management system. The subsea control system is connected via hydraulic jumpers to a multipurpose fluid-injection skid and one or more hydraulic accumulation banks. A fail-safe disconnect assembly is utilized with respect to the electrical jumper in order to provide easy removal during a drive-off condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventors: Charles B. Boyce, William R. Bath
  • Patent number: 7887389
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a support pad for an undergarment. The support pad may be formed by placing a layer of support material between an outer layer and an inner layer. Both the outer layer and the inner layer may include a foam portion and a cover lining portion. In one embodiment, an area of the foam in either the outer layer or the inner layer, or both, may have a reduced thickness formed by shaving or compressing. The support pad according to the present invention incorporates support material into the support pad so there is no need for the attachment of elastic to the outside of the pad. As such, the support pad is sleeker and lighter than previous support pads, and does not result in unsightly seams which may be visible through clothing worn over a garment having the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: A & F Trademark, Inc.
    Inventor: Vince Lacambra
  • Patent number: 7883896
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleic acids and polypeptides associated with lung cancer. The invention is more specifically related to a nucleic acids and the polypeptides transcribed thereof, the expression of which is significantly altered in association with lung cancer. The invention relates to a series of differentially spliced transcripts of the gene disclosed herein, that are associated with tumors of the respiratory tract. Furthermore the present invention provides a method for early diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of the disease course and for therapy and vaccination of cell proliferative disorders such as e.g. lung tumors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: MTM Laboratories, AG
    Inventors: Johannes Coy, Rainer Hipfel, Birgit Wasser
  • Patent number: 7882802
    Abstract: A device for determining the teat positions of a dairy animal after milking. The device is provided with at least one position-measuring device for determining a position of a teat prior to the milking of the dairy animal and for emitting a position signal corresponding to the teat position. The position-measuring device generates individual teat position signals and a control unit determines on the basis of the teat position signals determined before the milking, planes of symmetry extending substantially parallel to the teats. The expected positions are calculated with respect to the planes of symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Lely Enterprises AG
    Inventors: Karel Van Den Berg, Eduard Meijer Lodewijk, Cornelis Antonius Maria Snijders, Geert Cornelis Steen
  • Patent number: 7881871
    Abstract: A method of producing a binding surface for a target molecule having a functional binding site, which method comprises: (i) identifying within the target molecule an anchor site which is remote from the functional binding site; (ii) generating a pharmacophore model for the anchor site; (iii) using the pharmacophore model to identify an anchor site binding ligand; and (iv) providing the anchor site binding ligand on a surface of a substrate such that the ability of the anchor site binding ligand to bind to the anchor site is preserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Bio-Layer Pty Limited
    Inventor: Alain-Dominique Jean-Pierre Gorse
  • Patent number: 7877947
    Abstract: A system for building using glass blocks is disclosed which employs spacing strips. The spacing strips comprising elongate, generally planar elements having a cross section generally corresponding in shape to the intended spacing between two adjacent blocks in the completed construction. The spacing strips are hollow and may be provided with interior supporting webs. The strips are provided with adhesive which may be included during manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: QuickTech Systems AB
    Inventors: Bjorn Oddvar Borressen, Jon Cato Olsen, Lukas Zyznowski
  • Patent number: 7880958
    Abstract: The invention is directed to compositions of display cell structure and electrode protecting layers for improving the performance of display devices. The composition comprises a polar oligomeric or polymeric material having a glass transition temperature below about 100° C., and the resulting display cells or electrode protecting layer have an average crosslinking density of below about 1 crosslink point per 80 Dalton molecular weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Mei Zang, Kangtai Ren, Jack Hou, Wanheng Wang, Chia-Pu Chang, Jing-Den Chen, Yajuan Chen, Fei Wang, Yi-Shung Chaug
  • Patent number: 7875442
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method conducting real-time PCR. Unlabeled capture molecules of a specific design are immobilized on a solid support, and contacted with amplicons produced in one or more PCR cycles. Detection of amplicons may take place during or between the PCR cycles while the solid support is in fluidic contact with the PCR solution. In an alternate embodiment detection of the amplicons takes place when the solid support is not in fluidic contact with the PCR solution. The method is suitable for the simultaneous detection and quantification of closely homologous target molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Eppendorf Array Technologies
    Inventors: Isabelle Alexandre, Sylvain Margaine, Dieter Husar, Nathalie Zammatteo, Heinz Koehn, José Remacle
  • Patent number: 7871458
    Abstract: There is provided a heating system for a building comprising; i) a heater; ii) a media flow passage through which a medium heated by the heater passes in order to distribute heat through the building; and iii) a heat recovery apparatus for recovering latent heat of adsorption from a humid gas. The heat recovery apparatus comprises a) a gas flow passage connected at one end to a source of humid gas; b) a desiccant material provided within the gas flow passage such that the humid gas contacts the desiccant material and water vapor is adsorbed releasing latent heat of adsorption; wherein the media flow passage and gas flow passage are in heat exchanging relationship, such that when the desiccant material adsorbs water vapor from the exhaust gas the latent of the adsorption is at least partially transmitted to the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Xsorb Eco Technology B.V.
    Inventor: Ari Antero Minkkinen
  • Patent number: 7861549
    Abstract: A dewpoint cooler comprises: two medium circuits coupled mutually via a heat-conducting wall, through which circuits two media can flow, wherein the second medium contains gas, which wall has heat-conducting protrusions; wherein the wall and the protrusions are covered with a hydrophilic coating which can absorb an evaporable liquid and relinquish it again through evaporation such that the wetted coating, and thereby also the heath-conducting surfaces and the protrusions, are cooled; a wetting unit for subjecting the secondary medium to wetting by the evaporable liquid by evaporating liquid from the coating such that the evaporated liquid entrained by the secondary medium extracts heat from the primary medium via the heath-conducting wall. The coating consists of a porous technical ceramic material, such as a mineral wool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Oxycom Beheer B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Antonius Maria Reinders
  • Patent number: 7858359
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for isolating from the immunological gene repertoire a gene coding for a receptor having the ability to bind a preselected ligand. Receptors produced by the gene isolated by the method, particularly catalytic receptors, are also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignees: Stratagene, Medical Research Council
    Inventors: William D. Huse, Gregory P. Winter, Lutz Riechmann, Joseph A. Sorge, Richard A. Lerner
  • Patent number: 7854941
    Abstract: Polymers are disclosed that are chemically modified to retard bacterial growth. Such modified polymers (e.g. ePTFE and polypropylene) are produced by first creating acid groups on the polymer surface through reactions with an anhydride. The acid groups are then linked to polyethylene glycol (PEG) through esterification or other reactions such as amidation. Preferably, at least two different molecular weight PEG species are employed. The antimicrobial surface is completed by linking antibiotics (e.g. ?-lactam antibiotics) to the PEG extensions. One preferred embodiment of such a modified polymer is produced using ePTFE, maleic anhydride (MA), and penicillin (PEN) to yield PEN-PEG-MA-ePTFE, which inhibits gram-positive bacteria. The PEG spacer is critical for PEN function in this context, since PEN-ePTFE is ineffective against bacterial growth. Another preferred embodiment incorporates ampicillin (AMP) and a heterobifunctional PEG, HOOC—(CH2—CH2—O)n—NH2, to yield AMP-PEG-MA-ePTFE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: The University of Southern Mississippi
    Inventors: Marek W. Urban, Nattharika Aumsuwan
  • Patent number: 7850012
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for separating one or more components of interest from a sample containing particulates and soluble materials. The method comprises the steps of: (a) filtering a sample through silica filter media whose surface silanol groups have reacted with one or more silanes, and (b) simultaneously capturing particulates and binding a soluble component to the silica filter media. The bound soluble component of interest is subsequently eluted from the silica filter media. In one embodiment of the invention, unwanted soluble materials are captured by the treated silica filter media and desired component of interest is recovered from the flow-through. In another embodiment, different components of interest are recovered from both the eluate and the flow-through. Preferred treated silica filter media are silane-treated rice hull ash or diatomaceous earth with functional quarternary ammonium group or functional sulphonate group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignees: Dow Corning Corporation, Danisco US Inc.
    Inventors: Gary L. Gibson, Keith Hayes, Meng H. Heng, Csilla Kollar, Thomas H. Lane, Anthony Revis, Landon M. Steele
  • Patent number: 7850867
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions and an assembly process for the manufacture of liquid crystal displays. The assembly process is especially advantageous because it can be easily scalable to roll-to-roll continuous manufacturing of liquid crystal displays. The invention is directed to a photoalignable top-sealing composition for top-sealing a liquid crystal display cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Rong-Chang Liang, HongMei Zang, Haiyan Gu
  • Patent number: 7851530
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use as sagging controlling agent (SCA) in coating compositions of rheology control agents obtainable by reacting one or more polyisocyanates with one or more optically active amines or by reacting one or more polyamines with one or more optically active isocyanates. The invention also relates to rheology control agents obtainable as described above using specific polyisocyanates or polyamines. In addition the invention relates to the use of these rheology control agents in various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Nuplex Resins B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Hendrikus Gerrit Brinkhuis, Rudolp Anthonius Maria VenderBosch
  • Patent number: 7851456
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a method of enhancing or facilitating the clearance of the lung mucus secretions in a subject. This invention is also directed to a method of facilitating the hydration of the lung mucus secretions in a subject. This invention is further directed to a method of preventing or treating diseases or conditions associated with impaired lung or airway function in a human or other mammal. The method comprises administering to a subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutic effective amount of P2Y6 receptor agonist compound, wherein said amount is effective to activate the P2Y6 receptors on the luminal surface of lung epithelia. The P2Y6 receptor agonist compounds useful for this invention include mononucleoside 5?-diphosphates, dinucleoside monophosphate, dinucleoside diphosphates, or dinucleoside triphosphates of general Formula I, or salts, solvates, hydrates thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: José L. Boyer, Sammy R. Shaver, James G. Douglass, III, Catherine C. Redick