Patents Represented by Attorney Howrey Simon Arnold & White, LLP
  • Patent number: 7006088
    Abstract: A method of forming a hybrid mesh representation of an object surface is provided, along with the hybrid mesh representation and data structures corresponding to various polygons in the hybrid mesh representation. The hybrid mesh representation comprises a base mesh and one or more higher level meshes. At least one of the higher level meshes representing a patch is an irregular mesh. The method of forming the hybrid mesh representation comprises the steps of forming a base mesh, and then forming one or more higher level meshes from the base mesh through one or more regular refinement operations in combination with at least one irregular operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Igor Guskov, Andrei Khodakovsky, Peter Schröder, Wim Sweldens
  • Patent number: 6977048
    Abstract: A method for recycling an invert emulsion based drilling fluid, in which the invert emulsion based drilling fluid includes an oil component and an aqueous component. The method includes: mixing the invert emulsion drilling fluid with a emulsion clearing agent, wherein the emulsion clearing agent is a mixture of an anionic tensid and a non-ionic tensid; and separating the oil component of the invert emulsion drilling fluid from the aqueous component of the invert emulsion drilling fluid. The method preferably utilizes an emulsion breaking agent that is a combination of an anionic tensid, a non-ionic tensid and an alkyl polyglycoside tensid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: M-I LLC
    Inventors: Frank Manfred Franz Mueller, Juergen Rudolph
  • Patent number: 6972893
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of electrophoretic displays. In particular, it relates to imagewise opening, filling, and sealing multicolor display components and the manufacture of multicolor displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Xianhai Chen, HongMei Zang, Zarng-Arh George Wu, Rong-Chang Liang
  • Patent number: 6969586
    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 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignees: Scripps Research Institute, Medical Research Council, Stratagene
    Inventors: Richard A. Lerner, Joseph A. Sorge, Gregory P. Winter, Lutz Riechmann
  • Patent number: 6968103
    Abstract: A first optical fiber is coupled to a second optical fiber by ablating a portion of the cladding from the first and second optical fibers, thus exposing or nearly exposing the fibers' cores, bringing the ablated regions close together in the presence of an optical couplant, adjusting the alignment of the fibers so as to achieve a desired optical coupling ratio, and securing the fibers relative to each other. The ablation can be accomplished using a laser. The fibers can be secured mechanically or using adhesives. The finished coupler can be sleeved or otherwise encapsulated for physical protection. The technique can be applied to pairs of fiber ribbons, each having multiple optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Schroll, James P. Waters, Richard T. Kane, Peter M. Fried, Janet Mrotek
  • Patent number: 6963875
    Abstract: A persistent archive of a collection of data objects comprises a self-describing, infrastructure-independent representation of a logical structure for the collection and a self-describing, infrastructure-independent representation of the data objects. The archive is persistent in that it may be instantiated at an indefinite point in time in the future regardless of the state of technology at that time. A knowledge-based persistent archive of a collection of data objects comprises the foregoing two elements but also a self-describing, infrastructure-independent representation of knowledge relevant to the collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: General Atomics
    Inventors: Reagan W. Moore, Arcot Rajasekar, Chaitanya K. Baru, Bertram Ludaescher, Amarnath Gupta, Richard J. Marciano
  • Patent number: 6956690
    Abstract: This invention relates to an electrophoretic display having display cells filled with an electrophoretic composition which comprises a bi-modal particle system dispersed in a dielectric solvent or solvent mixture. The display has shown a higher % reflectance or whiteness, a higher contrast ratio, improved threshold characteristics and better bistability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenxin Yu, Jing-Den Chen, HongMei Zang, Rong-Chang Liang
  • Patent number: 6953579
    Abstract: The present invention relates to chimeric virus-like particles (cVLPs) or chimeric capsomers (cCs) from BPV, fusion proteins and DNAs coding for said proteins and to the use of cVLPs or cCs for the immunization of ungulates, especially horses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Deutches Krebsforschungszentrum Stiftung des Offentlichen Rechts
    Inventors: Lutz Gissman, Martin Müller, Hermann Müller
  • Patent number: 6953835
    Abstract: A method for producing genetically transformed plants exhibiting toxicity to Coleopteran insects is disclosed. In another aspect, the present invention embraces chimeric plant genes, genetically transformed cells and differentiated plants which exhibit toxicity to Coleopteran insects. In yet another aspect, the present invention embraces bacterial cells and plant transformation vectors comprising a chimeric plant gene encoding a Coleopteran toxin protein of Bacillus thuringiensis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: David A. Fischhoff, Roy L. Fuchs, Paul B. Lavrik, Sylvia A. McPherson, Frederick J. Perlak
  • Patent number: 6949696
    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: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology
    Inventors: Karen L. Fincher, Stanislaw Flasinski, Jack Q. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 6945266
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for converting single multiphase fluid flow into plural multiphase fluid flows having substantially uniform composition and flow properties. A manifold comprises an enclosure having an inlet and an inner surface perpendicular to the inlet such that the incident angle of input flow impacts the surface to form a stagnation point whereby an intermediate flow is deflected along the surface substantially symmetrically outward from the stagnation point and channeled to a plurality of parallel fluid outlets connected to the enclosure. The distance between the stagnation point and the plurality of outlets is selected to maintain substantially equivalent fluid pressures and uniform flow rates at the outlets. A preferred embodiment of the manifold channels the intermediate flow between two walls forming a triangular shaped nozzle directing the flow from the stagnation point to the base of the triangle for communication of electrolyte to a metal-based fuel cell through the plurality of outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Metallic Power, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin de Tezanos Pinto
  • Patent number: 6946588
    Abstract: Nucleic acid sequences, vectors, recombinant host cells, transgenic plants, and methods for their preparation are disclosed. The nucleic acid sequences encode threonine deaminase proteins that catalyze the conversion of threonine to ?-ketobutyrate. One or both of the amino acids at positions 447 and 481 of the encoded proteins can be selected from groups of particular amino acids. For example, the amino acid at position 447 can be alanine, isoleucine, valine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, or methionine. The amino acid at position 481 can be alanine, isoleucine, proline, phenylalanine, tryptophan, or methionine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Gruys, Timothy A. Mitsky, Ganesh M. Kishore, Steven C. Slater, Stephen R. Padgette, David M. Stark
  • Patent number: 6942105
    Abstract: A system for filtering particles within a multiphase fluid that comprises a particulate phase is disclosed. The system comprises a first plurality of substantially parallel, substantially planar thin slabs separated by a predetermined distance to retain particles having a maximum cross-sectional dimension greater than the predetermined distance, and provides at least one flow path for at least part of the multiphase fluid. In one application, the system is used in connection with an electrochemical power source and components thereof, wherein the multiphase fluid comprises flowable fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Metallic Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart I. Smedley, Jerry Dennis Wilson, Martin de Tezanos Pinto
  • Patent number: 6943192
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed a method of treating neoplastic disease, including cancer, comprising administering a pharmaceutical composition, the pharmaceutical composition comprising a highly concentrated aqueous solution of phenylacetylglutamine and phenylacetylisoglutamine in a 4:1 ratio, at an infusion rate of from 100 mL/hr to 400 mL/hr. In a further embodiment, herein is also disclosed a method of treating neoplastic disease, including cancer, comprising administering a pharmaceutical composition, the pharmaceutical composition comprising a highly concentrated aqueous solution of phenylacetate and (phenylacetylglutamine or phenylacetylisoglutamine) in a 4:1 ratio, at an infusion rate of from 100 mL/hr to 400 mL/hr. Herein are also disclosed the pharmaceutical compositions used in the above methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventor: Stanislaw R. Burzynski
  • Patent number: 6941280
    Abstract: A system for determining an intra-day net asset value proxy of an actively managed exchanged traded fund and the like includes a trusted computer system that has a physical hardware and operating system configuration in which domain configuration and trust relationships are established to determine access to information in the trusted system. The system also decrypts a file having adjusted portfolio information to provide security positions and calculates the intra-day net asset value proxy for the fund by applying prices received from a quote feed to security positions in the fund portfolio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: The American Stock Exchange, LLC
    Inventors: Gary L. Gastineau, Clifford Weber
  • Patent number: 6937706
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a telephone switching environment. In a preferred embodiment the system and method simultaneously monitor both an SMDR link and a real-time CTI link, gather information about calls from both sources, and combine gathered information into a single data model of the telephony activity. A server is provided which in a preferred embodiment comprises two main modules: a translation module and a message router module. Several translation modules can be used—one for each PBX interface or vendor API layer. The server accepts data from a PBX or similar equipment in a telephone switch environment, and can use both real-time CTI communications links and asynchronous information sources such as the Station Message Detail Recording (SMDR) interface. The server then translates and combines the various types of data into a unified, normalized format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Dictaphone Corporation
    Inventors: Valerie Bscheider, David A. Glowny, John E. Richter
  • Patent number: PP15952
    Abstract: A new variety of Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Nirvana Improved,’ having a good uniform canopy of large yellow and red single flowers with a green disc. The new variety has medium to tall vigor with a flat capitulum, free branching, uniform spreading habit and good foliage presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Cleangro, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mark Roland Boeder
  • Patent number: RE38825
    Abstract: Genes encoding a glyphosate oxidoreductase enzyme are disclosed. The genes are useful in producing transformed bacteria and plants which degrade glyphosate herbicide as well as crop plants which are tolerant to glyphosate herbicide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Gerard F. Barry, Ganesh M. Kishore
  • Patent number: PP16079
    Abstract: A new variety of Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Nighthawk Yellow’, having a domed, round habit and yellow decorative flowers. The new variety has good foliage presentation and weather resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Cleangro Ltd.
    Inventor: Keith G. Lintott
  • Patent number: PP16470
    Abstract: A new variety of Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Starlet White,’ having a good uniform canopy of small white single flowers. The new variety has medium vigor, a free branching and uniform spreading habit, and good foliage presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Cleangro Ltd.
    Inventor: Keith G. Lintott