Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Hunton & Williams
  • Patent number: 8352370
    Abstract: Systems and methods for universal instant credit are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of offering a financial instrument to a customer includes (1) using a computer processor, an issuer providing a customer with an application for a financial instrument; (2) the issuer receiving from the customer a completed application for the financial instrument; (3) using the computer processor, the issuer determining whether to approve the customer for the financial instrument; (4) using the computer processor, the issuer transmitting a first portion of an account identifier to a merchant; and (5) using the computer processor, the issuer transmitting a second portion of the account identifier to the customer. The financial instrument may be a credit card, a stored value card, a line of credit, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Tanya M. White, William F. Mann, III
  • Patent number: 8349828
    Abstract: The invention relates to antibacterial compounds of formula I wherein n is 0 or 1; R1 represents H or F; U represents CH2 or, provided n is 1, O or NH; “-----” is a bond or is absent; V represents CH or N when “-----” is a bond, or CH2 or NH when “-----” is absent; W represents CH or N; A represents —(CH2)p—NH—(CH2)q— wherein p is 1 and q is 1 or 2 or, provided U represents CH2 and n is 1, p may also be 0 and q is then 2; G represents one of the groups 1 wherein Z represents N or CH and Q represents O or S; and Z0, Z1 and Z2 each represent CH, or Z0 and Z1 each represent CH and Z2 represents N, or Z0 represents CH, Z1 represents N and Z2 represents CH or N, or Z0 represents N and Z1 and Z2 each represent CH; and to salts of such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    Inventors: Christian Hubschwerlen, Georg Rueedi, Jean-Philippe Surivet, Cornelia Zumbrunn-Acklin
  • Patent number: 8350122
    Abstract: The present invention relates to maize starches with an apparent amylose content between 35 wt. % and 90 wt. % and improved processing properties relative to conventional high-amylose maize starches. Furthermore, the present invention relates to maize meals and foodstuffs containing these maize starches or maize meals. In addition, the present invention relates to methods of production of said maize starches/maize meals and maize plants which synthesize these maize starches. Moreover, the present invention relates to wheat starches with an apparent amylose content between 35 wt. % and 90 wt. % and improved processing properties, and wheat meals and foodstuffs containing said wheat starches or wheat meals. Moreover, the present invention relates to methods of production of said wheat starches/wheat meals and wheat plants which synthesize these wheat starches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Claus Frohberg, Ursula La Cognata
  • Patent number: 8350517
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide a method for connection or application of a converter to a rotating asynchronous machine which is operated without an encoder, without a high current and without a torque surge. The method provides a control unit, using an inverter or converter, for feeding the asynchronous machine which rotates at a mechanical rotary speed. The asynchronous machine is regulated by the control unit. A stator current vector is ascertained from measured currents of the stator windings of the asynchronous machine and a rotating stator voltage vector. Calculation is effected in respect of a stator flux change vector from the stator current vector, the stator voltage vector and a stator resistance in accordance with a motor model. An angle difference between the stator current vector and the stator flux change vector is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lenze Drives GmbH
    Inventor: Heiko Stichweh
  • Patent number: 8352357
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improving auction-based online commerce are provided, including methods and systems for facilitating advance, rapid, accurate estimation of shipping costs between a seller and the winner of an online auction. Methods and systems include an application for facilitating seller estimation of shipping costs, including various components of shipping costs, and for providing to the buyer a shipping estimate based on the circumstances of the buyer and the auction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Paid, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Rotman, Richard Rotman, John Martin
  • Patent number: 8349829
    Abstract: The invention relates to antibacterial compounds of formula I wherein R1 represents alkoxy or halogen; U, V and W each represent CH, or one of U, V and W represents N and the others each represent CH; A represents CH2 or O; G is CH?CH-E wherein E represents a phenyl group mono- or di-substituted with halogen, or G is a group of one of the formulae hereafter wherein Z represent CH or N, Q represents O or S and K represents O or S; and salts of such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    Inventors: Christian Hubschwerlen, Georg Rueedi, Jean-Philippe Surivet, Cornelia Zumbrunn-Acklin
  • Patent number: 8352354
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides computer-implemented methods and systems for optimizing the executing an order, such as trading orders. An order may be electronically routed to an Execution Optimizer (“EO”). The EO may apply a particular profile to the order, corresponding to a particular portfolio manager. Next, the order, with the profile, may be routed, electronically, to a third party where a prediction model may be applied to the order, indicating trading parameters for the order. The order, with the trading parameters from the prediction model, may be passed back to the EO, where a rules engine may apply rules, specific to the executing financial institution, to the order. The order may then be passed to a selected broker for market trading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Benjamin F. Sylvester
  • Patent number: 8349826
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds of Formula (I) wherein U, V, W, R1, R1b, A and G are as defined in the description, to pharmaceutically acceptable salts of such compounds and to the use of these compounds in the manufacture of a medicament for the prevention or treatment of a bacterial infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    Inventors: Christian Hubschwerlen, Georg Rueedi, John-Philippe Surivet, Cornelia Zumbrunn-Acklin
  • Patent number: 8345875
    Abstract: A method of encrypting broadcast and multicast data communicated between two or more parties, each party having knowledge of a shared key, is provided. The key is calculated using values, some of which are communicated between the parties, so that the shared key is not itself transferred. Avoiding the transfer of the key offers several advantages over existing encryption methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Koolspan, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony C. Fascenda, Emil Sturniolo
  • Patent number: 8343420
    Abstract: Shock waves are applied to clean and sterilize fluids in containers and conveyances. Shock waves destroy pathogens and pollutants in blood, water, food liquids and other fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sanuwave, Inc.
    Inventors: Iulian Cioanta, Yannick Spenninck
  • Patent number: 8342074
    Abstract: A system and method for visual awareness that replaces transparent armor with opaque armor while still providing for clear vision for the occupants of a vehicle. The system and method may include a number of components with at least one partially mirrored surface. A component may have an armored base and a reflective surface or other means for directing light. The components may be arranged in a manner to block the direct path of a threat while still allowing a given optical path through the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajit Yeshwant Sane, William E. Howard, Russell J. Mitchell, Paul A. Palmer
  • Patent number: 8343520
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel cosmetic compositions, more particularly for treating the skin or the hair, comprising an ampholytic artificial copolymer. The invention also relates to the use of the polymer in cosmetic compositions. The polymer comprises units derived from a polycationic monomer and units derived from a monomer of acidic nature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Rhodia Chimie
    Inventors: Aline Seigneurin, Carole Foucault
  • Patent number: 8338143
    Abstract: This invention provides methods whereby taxol, baccatin III, and other taxol-like compounds, or taxanes, can be produced in very high yield from all known Taxus species, e.g., brevifolia, canadensis, cuspidata, baccata, globosa, floridana, wallichiana, media and chinensis. Particular modifications of culture conditions (i.e., media composition and operating modes) have been discovered to enhance the yield of various taxanes from cell culture of all species of Taxus. Particularly preferred enhancement agents include silver ion or complex, jasmonic acid (especially the methyl ester), auxin-related growth regulators, and inhibitors of the phenylpropanoid pathway, such as 3,4-methylenedioxy-6-nitrocinnamic acid. These enhancement agents may be used alone or in combination with one another or other yield-enhancing conditions. While the yield of taxanes from plant cell culture of T.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Phyton Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Venkataraman Bringi, Prakash Kadkade, Christopher Prince, Braden Roach
  • Patent number: 8337847
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of treating anemia in patients in need thereof, particularly in patients having anemia associated with chronic and/or inflammatory conditions such as cancers and arthritic conditions by administering antibodies or antibody fragments that bind IL-6. The treatment methods result in increased hemoglobin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: AlderBio Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. L. Smith, John Latham, Mark Litton, Randall Schatzman
  • Patent number: 8341043
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for monitoring, managing and reporting credit card prepayment risk for an issuing bank. Sales data, corresponding payment data and data indicating the fulfillment of orders are monitored. The amount required as security by the bank is dynamically adjusted, for example on a daily basis, in response to the quantum of prepayment exposure determined by the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Westpac Bank Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Tingle, Donald Neil Williams, Geoffrey Peter Tunbridge
  • Patent number: 8337384
    Abstract: In this invention, a grommet structure in an incubator includes a grommet attaching portion provided to the enclosure of the incubator and a grommet member attached to the grommet attaching portion. The grommet member includes a longitudinal member holding incision to hold a longitudinal member such as an oxygen supply tube that extends through it. The longitudinal member holding incision forms at least one substantially S-shaped shape (in other words, a substantially sine-curved shape) and/or a substantially waving shape. This invention can provide the grommet structure in the incubator, in which the longitudinal member such as an oxygen supply tube held by the longitudinal incision of the grommet member and extending through the incision is less likely to move accidentally in the longitudinal direction of the incision or in the longitudinal direction of the longitudinal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Atom Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Honma, Shinichi Kobayashi, Kazuo Matsubara
  • Patent number: 8338115
    Abstract: Isolated nucleic acids encoding T2R76 polypeptides, recombinantly expressed T2R76 polypeptides, heterologous expression systems for recombinant expression of T2R76 polypeptides, assay methods employing the same, and methods for altering taste perception via administration of a T2R76 modulator. These T22R76 polypeptides can be expressed alone or co-expressed with another T2R polypeptide, preferably a different human T2R polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Senomyx, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Elliot Adler, Alexey Pronin, Huixian Tang
  • Patent number: 8341047
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing an electronic advertising campaign based on organic content by determining organic content of an advertising venue display, determining an organic display parameter for an advertisement based on organic content of the display, and adjusting one or more advertising parameters based at least in part on the organic display parameter. The advertising parameters may comprise one or more keywords, one or more advertising venues, one or more placement values, the content of the advertisement, or any other parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Metrix4Media, LLC
    Inventors: Doug Furney, Bill Hodack, Todd Crandell, Mike Shell
  • Patent number: 8341057
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a financial health meter system are provided. Additionally, computer-implemented methods for analyzing and monitoring a customer's financial condition are provided. These methods may include storing a financial profile associated with a customer, determining a peer group of financial profiles for the customer, comparing the financial profile associated with the customer to the peer group of financial profiles, developing one or more financial plans based the financial profile and comparison information, implementing a financial plan, and monitoring the financial plan. The financial profile includes at least financial information about the customer and financial goals of the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Capital One Financial Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis Wagner, Wyatt Mordecai, Shelly Marie Bergman, John Jay Toth
  • Patent number: 8335855
    Abstract: A method and system for collecting and transmitting data across or through a firewall using HTTP and/or XML between computer systems that do not otherwise grant access to each other. A method and system for preparing data reports using data and report generation modules using HTTP and/or XML between computer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Bruce James Skingle