Patents Represented by Attorney Howrey Simon Arnold and White LLP
  • Patent number: 6937292
    Abstract: Composite ghost cancellation reference (GCR) signals that make available both a chirp and a PN sequence during the same VBLI in each successive field facilitates the more rapid and efficient calculations of ghost cancellation and of equalization, on a continuing basis. A television receiver for use with such composite GCR signals includes means for separating the chirp and PN sequence portions of the GCR signals from the remainder of the composite video signal, a ghost cancellation filter and an equalization filter connected in cascade to respond to the composite video signal and provided each with adjustable filtering weights, means responding to the separated chirp portions of the GCR signals to calculate a discrete Fourier transform (DFT) therefrom, means responding to that DFT to determine the adjustable filtering weights of the ghost cancellation filter, and means responding to the separated PN sequences to determine the adjustable filtering weights of the equalization filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chandrakant Bhailalbhai Patel, Jian Yang
  • Patent number: 6930818
    Abstract: This invention relates to an electrophoretic display comprising cells of well-defined shape, size and aspect ratio which cells are filled with charged pigment particles dispersed in a solvent, and novel processes for its manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Rong-Chang Liang, Mary Chan-Park, Scott C-J Tseng, George Wu, HongMei Zang
  • Patent number: 6927282
    Abstract: Protein suspensions comprising soluble and insoluble components are purified via flocculation with anionic polymers, such as polyacrylamides, potato starch, or modified cellulose. The procedure improves the efficiency of solid/liquid separations and can minimize or eliminate the requirement for centrifugation and/or filtration in large scale biotechnological processes. The method is particularly well suited for the purification and clarification of protein suspensions containing soluble somatotropin monomer using polyacrylamide and polysaccharide flocculants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignees: Monsanto Technology LLC, Cytec Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Mark L. Chivers, Algird S. Cibulskas
  • Patent number: 6921509
    Abstract: A composite interlayer suitable for using laminated glass includes a layer of plasticized polyvinyl butyral sandwiched between second and third polymeric layers. In a preferred embodiment, at least one and preferably both of the second and third layers are less than 5 mils thick and formed of polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Moran, Francis G. Gerberich
  • Patent number: 6922438
    Abstract: A system for MPSK symbol hypothesis testing. A received symbol having in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) components is input to the system. Multipliers for each of the components are determined corresponding to the MPSK symbol hypothesis s being tested. The symbol s is a quadrature symbol having in-phase and quadrature components, sI and sQ, respectively. The multipliers are each derived from fractions which approximate to a desired level of resolution either ±sI or ±sQ. The system multiplies the I and Q components by their respective multipliers through a discrete series of add, shift, and twos complement operations. It then derives a metric for testing the hypothesis from the resulting products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald Brian Eidson
  • Patent number: 6919495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel plant expression constructs. More specifically the present invention provides DNA constructs comprising 5? regulatory sequences for modulating the expression of operably linked genes in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Karen L. Fincher, Stanislaw Flasinski, Jack Q. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 6918292
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring volumetric changes in cement as the cement is exposed to pressures and temperatures to simulate down-hole conditions, in a high-pressure high-temperature chamber is described. The apparatus is described a mold having a first section adjacent a base and a second section movably attached to the first section and adjacent the base in which cement may be placed. The apparatus includes a sensor to measure the movement of the first and second sections relative to one another in response to volumetric changes in the cement. Also described is a method of measuring the volumetric changes in cement as the cement is exposed to simulated down-hole pressures and temperatures in a high-pressure, high-temperature chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: BJ Services Company
    Inventors: Virgilio C. Go Boncan, W. Scott Bray
  • Patent number: 6920415
    Abstract: A method of trimming a mesh representation of an object surface comprising a tessellated mesh of polygons. A trim curve is projected onto the mesh representation to determine the trim area. Polygons within or intersecting the trim area are removed, and new polygons are introduced to attach the trimmed mesh to the trim curve projection. Detail data is formed for vertices of polygons near the trim curve, representing information about the object surface not present in the trimmed mesh representation. The detail data is applied to the vertices, thereby refining their locations. Any polygons near the trim curve which are outside a prescribed tolerance of the object surface are subdivided. The steps of forming and applying the detail data followed by the step of subdividing are iteratively performed until the trimmed mesh representation is within a prescribed tolerance of the object surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Nathan Jacob Litke, Adi Levin, Peter Schroeder
  • Patent number: 6916794
    Abstract: A method and preparation for the stimulation of tear secretion in a subject in need of such treatment is disclosed. The method comprises administering to the ocular surfaces of the subject a purinergic receptor agonist such as uridine 5?-triphosphate (UTP), dinucleotides, cytidine 5?-triphosphate (CTP), adenosine 5?-triphosphate (ATP), or their therapeutically useful analogs and derivatives, in an amount effective to stimulate tear fluid secretion and enhance drainage of the lacrimal system. Pharmaceutical formulations and methods of making the same are also disclosed. Methods of administering the same would include: topical administration via a liquid, gel, cream, or as part of a contact lens or selective release membrane; or systemic administration via nasal drops or spray, inhalation by nebulizer or other device, oral form (liquid or pill), injectable, intra-operative instillation or suppository form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Inspire Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Yerxa, Karla M. Jacobus, William Pendergast, Janet L. Rideout
  • Patent number: 6917124
    Abstract: An uninterruptible power supply is disclosed that includes a digital controller comprising a plurality of microprocessors. These microprocessors are programmed and arranged to provide various control features heretofore unavailable using analog controllers of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Liebert Corporation
    Inventors: Russell Edward Shetler, Jr., Brian Paul Heber, Kevin Kim Eschhofen, Ramesh Subramanian, Nelson John Norris, Ronald Richard Rautenstrauch, Jon Ross Funk, Kevin Jay Bell, Suratkal Padmanabha Shenoy, Terry Dwane Bush, Farzin Kafaipour, Mohammad Nanda Rahmana Marwali, Andy Margraff
  • Patent number: 6916970
    Abstract: Transgenic plants and host cells comprising antifungal polypeptides, isolated from alfalfa plants, are shown to possess antifungal activity. DNA encoding the polypeptides was cloned into vectors for transformation of plant, therby providing a method of inhibiting fungal growth on plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jihong Liang, Dilip Maganlal Shah, Yonnie S. Wu, Cindy A. Rosenberger, Salim Hakimi
  • Patent number: 6916605
    Abstract: A member of a specific binding pair (sbp) is identified by expressing DNA encoding a genetically diverse population of such sbp members in recombinant host cells in which the sbp members are displayed in functional form at the surface of a secreted recombinant genetic display package (rgdp) containing DNA encoding the sbp member or a polypeptide component thereof, by virtue of the sbp member or a polypeptide component thereof being expressed as a fusion with a capsid component of the rgdp. The displayed sbps may be selected by affinity with a complementary sbp member, and the DNA recovered from selected rgdps for expression of the selected sbp members. Antibody sbp members may be thus obtained, with the different chains thereof expressed, one fused to the capsid component and the other in free form for association with the fusion partner polypeptide. A phagemid may be used as an expression vector, with said capsid fusion helping to package the phagemid DNA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignees: Medical Research Council, Cambridge Antibody Technology Limited
    Inventors: John McCafferty, Anthony Richard Pope, Kevin Stuart Johnson, Hendricus Renerus Jacobus Mattheus Hoogenboom, Andrew David Griffiths, Ronald Henry Jackson, Kaspar Philipp Holliger, James David Marks, Timothy Piers Clackson, David John Chiswell, Gregory Paul Winter, Timothy Peter Bonnert
  • Patent number: 6913184
    Abstract: A family of low temperature brazing alloys wherein the alloy is utilized in the form of a filler metal or shim and consists of electroplated nickel on zinc shimstock, wherein the zinc shimstock includes zinc, aluminum and silicon, with or without a small amount of lead, tantalum or bismuth. The use of the brazing alloys for joining aluminum parts together or an aluminum part to a part of another metal, such as brass. Further, metallic coating could be thermally spray coated and powder metals could be utilized as the filler materials with equally acceptable brazing techniques. Using these techniques, the brazing could be accomplished at a temperature in the range of 750 to 1050° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Dana Canada Corporation
    Inventors: Kostas F. Dockus, Brian E. Cheadle, Robert H. Krueger, Feng Liang, Mark S. Kozdras
  • Patent number: 6913440
    Abstract: A blade for a stator of a variable-geometry turbine, particularly for aircraft engines; the blade has an airfoil profile hinged to a structure of the stator to rotate about an axis, and having a pressure front wall and a suction rear wall; the blade also has two end walls, which are located at opposite ends of the airfoil profile, cooperate in sliding manner with the structure of the stator, and are cooled, in use, by air flowing through a number of holes; the outlets of the holes are located close to the outer edges between the end walls and the front wall to generate a tangential stream of cooling air by virtue of the pressure difference acting on the front and rear walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: AVIO S.p.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Lorenzo Ciacci, Daniele Coutandin, Domenico Dalle Crode
  • Patent number: 6911274
    Abstract: A fuel cell system is described which comprises a power source and a fuel storage unit. A flowable fuel is contained with the fuel storage unit. A first flow path delivers fuel from the fuel storage unit to the power source. Some or all of this fuel is deposited into the individual cell cavities within the power source. A second flow path delivers fuel that is not deposited into the cell cavities to the fuel storage unit. A third flow path delivers unused and/or partially used fuel and/or reaction products and/or spent reaction solution from the cell cavities back to an optional reaction product storage unit and/or the fuel storage unit and/or to the second flow path. The system may further comprise an optional reaction product storage unit, an optional regeneration unit, an optional second reactant storage unit, an optional controller, and an optional power converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Metallic Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Colborn, Martin De Tezanos Pinto, Stuart I. Smedley
  • Patent number: 6912511
    Abstract: The present invention provides market participants the ability to infer the current internal state, i.e., the depth and activity of active buyers and sellers, in a variety of markets, such as double-auction markets. The invention does so by measuring certain averages and correlations of various indicators of market liquidity and producing useful market liquidity assessments and trader recommendations as a result. Various measures of market liquidity such as the bid-offer spread, the time to mid-market trade, spread fluctuations, deal rate, and bid and offer size are correlated, and monitored to assess a market's current internal state. From that information, the relationship between fluctuations in the bid price and the average number of buyers can be calculated to determine whether, for example, there is an excess of buyers or sellers in the market. Accordingly, based upon such calculations, accurate trader recommendations may be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Inventors: David A. Eliezer, Ian I. Kogan
  • Patent number: 6909532
    Abstract: A matrix driven electrophoretic display with a multi-layer back plane is disclosed. The display comprises a top electrode layer, a display cell layer, and a multi-layer back plane. In one embodiment, the multi-layer back plane comprises an electrode formed on the top surface of the top substrate of the multi-layer back plane, a conductive via structure through the substrate, and a conductive trace connected electrically to the via structure at the bottom surface of the first substrate, whereby an electrical connection may be made from the electrode to a structure or component not located immediately beneath the electrode in the multi-layer back plane. In other embodiments, the multi-layer back plane may comprise additional layers and via holes, as needed to connect the electrode with the appropriate switching elements and/or driver elements, as applicable. Such switching and driver elements, integrated with multi-layer back plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Chung, Jack Hou, Yi-Shung Chaug, Jeanne E. Haubrich, Rong-Chang Liang
  • Patent number: PP15803
    Abstract: A new variety of Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Follies,’ having a compact round ball shaped habit carrying many small round light purple button type flowers that are very resistant to weather damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Cleangro Ltd.
    Inventor: Keith G. Lintott
  • Patent number: PP15804
    Abstract: A new garden variety of Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Peacock Royal’ having a domed canopy of crimson decorative flowers and a slightly upright habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Cleangro Ltd.
    Inventor: Keith G. Lintott
  • Patent number: D508662
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Huffy Corporation
    Inventors: John E. Fowler, David M. Gunter