Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Ice Miller
  • Patent number: 8350580
    Abstract: A non-invasive Time Domain Reflectometry transmission line system and method for measuring one or more parameters of an electromagnetic Radio Frequency pulse transmitted, and reflected, along a transmission line, the parameters including at least one of; amplitude, propagation velocity and/or propagation time between defined predetermined instances. The system includes a transmission line structure including three or more elongated transmission elements each having two distal ends. Each element is capable of being selectively activated in at least two distinct pairs having distinct geometric configurations relative to each other to generate at least two distinct electric field potentials without physical displacement of the transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lincoln Ventures Limited
    Inventors: Ian Maxwell Woodhead, Ian Gregory Platt
  • Patent number: 8343391
    Abstract: Photochromic matrix compositions and tie layer compositions useful for the preparation of photochromic polycarbonate lenses are disclosed. The tie layer compositions facilitate adhesion of the photochromic matrix composition to the polycarbonate lens. The photochromic matrix compositions can contain a flexible hydrophilic dimethacrylate monomer, one or more hydrophobic monomers, a flexible hydrophobic multi(meth)acrylate monomer, one or more urethane methacrylate oligomers, and one or more photochromic dyes. The tie layer compositions can contain one or more methacrylate monomers, a (meth)acrylated oligomer with a polycarbonate backbone, one or more urethane methacrylate oligomers, and a solvent or solvent mixture. Methods of preparing photochromic polycarbonate lenses are also disclosed, involving the serial application of the tie layer composition, then the photochromic matrix composition to the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Signet Armorlite, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Schlunt, Thomas J. Engardio
  • Patent number: 8346643
    Abstract: A method for point of service third party adjudicated payment, which includes providing payment system access information to a point of service provider, receiving from the point of service provider purchase transaction data and the payment system access information, adjudicating the transaction substantially in real-time to determine the portion payable by the customer and the portion payable by a third party, sending an adjudicated settlement transaction to the point of service provider substantially in real-time, and initiating a request to transfer funds substantially in real-time in accordance with the adjudicated settlement transaction to an account of the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: RealMed Corporation
    Inventors: Dean F. Boyer, W. Edward Hammersla, III
  • Patent number: 8340813
    Abstract: The present application relates to a system and method for tracking individual pieces within a printing or mailing job, as well as tracking completed trays, skids, or containers of printed documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Allison Payment Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher M. Brown
  • Patent number: 8335740
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable medium for managing and collecting receivables are disclosed. Such a method includes providing at least one pre-existing account with first account information, the first account information having first account party data and providing at least one new account, each new account comprising new account information, the new account information having new account party data. The method also includes determining whether the first account party data of the pre-existing account matches the new account party data of the at least one new account and if so, tying the at least one new account with the matching pre-existing account to create a tied account. The method further includes calculating a score for any unmatched new account and any tied account based on at least one financial parameter and applying one or more collection strategies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Ontario Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Amy Kennedy, Julie Bell, Tyler Roark, Kenneth Couch, Brian Cutler, Benjamin Kolb
  • Patent number: 8333909
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrolyte comprising an ester-cured alkaline phenolic resole resin containing conducting alkaline salts and methods for the use of the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: BAC2 Limited
    Inventor: Graham Simpson Murray
  • Patent number: 8333886
    Abstract: A water treatment unit includes a mixing chamber surrounding the upper end of a riser containing an impeller. Water can be moved from a body of water up through the riser, and out through laterally directed openings into the chamber adjacent to an air inlet. The water moving out the laterally directed openings of the stand pipe, mixes with air drawn in through the air inlet to oxygenate the water, and the oxygenated water exits the chamber into the body of water through one or more water outlets in the lower portion of the chamber due to the head developed by the inflow of water into the chamber. The outward flow of water from the chamber can cause a toroidal or other desired flow of water within the body of water surrounding the water treatment apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Aqua Manna, LLC
    Inventor: James Bradley
  • Patent number: 8328752
    Abstract: Various embodiments of devices useful to provide access to the tissues surrounding the heart to facilitate myocardial infarct healing are disclosed herein. In at least one embodiment, a suction/infusion catheter is used to provide localized suction to an area of myocardial infarct. In another embodiment, a system comprising a suction/infusion catheter is used to provide localized suction to an area of myocardial infarct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: CVDevices, LLC
    Inventors: Ghassan S. Kassab, Jose A. Navia, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8322347
    Abstract: Methods for delivering a bridge retroperfusion therapy are disclosed such that, after the onset of a stroke or other adverse cerebral event, the brain cells' window of viability may be extended and other treatments, including pharmaceutical and neuroprotective therapies, may be more effectively utilized. Kits comprising devices and systems for delivering such retroperfusion and autoretroperfusion methods are also disclosed. In certain embodiments, the kits comprise a catheter and a flow unit configured to adjust the flow rate and pressure of the arterial blood used for perfusion of the venous system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: CVDevices, LLC
    Inventor: Ghassan S. Kassab
  • Patent number: 8323217
    Abstract: Methods to size a gastric pouch. In at least one embodiment for measuring the size of a gastric pouch of the present disclosure, the method comprises the steps of introducing a catheter into an esophagus, the catheter comprising an outer elongate tube, an inner elongate tube disposed within the outer elongate tube, a proximal balloon attached to the outer elongate tube, a distal balloon having a first end attached to the outer elongate tube and a second end attached to the inner elongate tube, at least two detection electrodes positioned on the outer elongate tube between at least two excitation electrodes, and a pressure transducer positioned on the outer elongate tube, locating the gastroesophageal junction using the proximal balloon, adjusting the distal balloon axially to a desired balloon length, injecting a fluid into the distal balloon to extend the distal balloon circumferentially, and determining a size variable of the gastric pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: DTherapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Ghassan S. Kassab
  • Patent number: 8312663
    Abstract: A harmonic barrel dampener operable to increase the accuracy of a weapon having a barrel. According to at least one embodiment, a harmonic barrel dampener comprises an outer portion that substantially encases or enwraps a significant portion of barrel, and wherein the harmonic barrel dampener further comprises at least one acoustic dampening material contained between the outer portion and a weapon's barrel, resulting in improved accuracy of projectiles fired from the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher David Johnson
  • Patent number: 8303481
    Abstract: Devices and methods for assisting heart function. In at least one embodiment of a device for assisting heart function, the device comprises at least two electromagnetic plates having an inner surface, a cardiac processor electrically coupled to at least one of the at least two electromagnetic plates, a bladder having an inner chamber, the bladder attached to an inner surface of at least one of the at least two electromagnetic plates, a source of gas in communication with the inner chamber of the bladder, and at least one catheter having a proximal end and a distal end and having a lumen therethrough, the at least one catheter defining at least one aperture positioned therethrough at or near the distal end of the at least one catheter and comprising a pericardial balloon coupled to the at least one catheter at or near the distal end of the at least one catheter, the proximal end of the at least one catheter in communication with the inner chamber of the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: CVDevices, LLC
    Inventors: Ghassan S. Kassab, Jose A. Navia, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8301470
    Abstract: Method and computer-readable medium for administering an insurance policy premium payment deferral plan are disclosed. According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a method for administering an insurance policy premium payment deferral plan that maintains an insurance policy in effect while permitting deferment of premium payments owed under the policy includes determining whether a policy is eligible for a premium deferral. The method also includes automatically producing a notification for the policy if the policy is eligible for the premium deferral. The method further includes determining whether the premium deferral has been selected if the insurance policy is eligible for the premium deferral. The method also includes automatically deferring an insurance premium payment if the insurance policy is eligible for the premium deferral and the premium deferral is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: American United Life Insurance Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Drake
  • Patent number: 8300871
    Abstract: An earphone device capable of achieving sound bandwidths beyond the 150-7000 Hz wideband range, and configured for supra-concha or supra-aural placement. The earphone comprises at least two frequency range receivers positioned within a housing. In at least one embodiment, the earphone is capable of achieving a super-wideband range by physically combining a low frequency range receiver and a high frequency range receiver in a space-efficient and acoustically advantageous manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: MWM Acoustics, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Welsh, Larry A. Marcus, John C. Baumhauer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8288452
    Abstract: A biomaterial comprising a ceramic material, the ceramic material having a plurality of connecting micropores of an average diameter of between 1 ?m and 10 ?m, substantially evenly distributed through the biomaterial. The ceramic particles are preferably partially fused to one or more adjacent ceramic particles to form a lattice defining micropores. Each particle preferably has an average diameter of 1 ?m and 10 ?m and may comprise a plurality of elongated macropores having an average diameter of between 150 ?m and 500 ?m. Further, the material may additionally contain midi-pores which are substantially spherical and have an average diameter of 5 ?m and 150 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Wei J. Lo
  • Patent number: 8282133
    Abstract: A printable form with a printable face ply and a wristband releasably bonded to the printable form. The wristband may be detached from the printable form and secured around a body part for use in identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 8246639
    Abstract: A device for clamping a tissue, the device having a clamp (100) with at least one magnetic portion. In at least one embodiment, the clamp (100) has two oppositely polarized magnets (102, 104) and a mounting structure (106) for the magnets. In some other embodiments, a clamp has an electromagnetic collar (500) and a power source (300) to provide power to the collar (500) via an electrical connector (302). In at least some embodiments, the clamps (100) may also be electromagnetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: Ghassan S. Kassab, Jose A. Navia, Sr.
  • Patent number: D666853
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Mitchell & Cooper Limited
    Inventor: Laura Tunstall
  • Patent number: D669988
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignees: Core Surgical Limited, E-Medix Limited
    Inventors: Richard Packard, Simon Checkley, Ian Hutchinson
  • Patent number: D671818
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ready 2 Go Limited
    Inventors: Oliver Peter John Taylor, Matthew James Stokes