Patents Represented by Attorney Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
  • Patent number: 7827985
    Abstract: An insertion aid device includes a handle to hold the insertion aid device and a tongue depressor to depress the tongue of the patient. A curved wedge-shaped tongue depressor maintains the patient's mouth in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventor: Nick Pastron
  • Patent number: 7831901
    Abstract: A system comprises an editable electronic document and a plurality of selectable sub areas in the document, each independently actionable for cropping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Dimcho Balev
  • Patent number: 7829183
    Abstract: Improved methods for manufacturing silicon carbide rings using chemical vapor deposition. Cylindrical tubes are used as deposition substrates and the resulting material deposited on the inside surface of cylindrical tubes or on the outside surface of cylindrical mandrels, or both, is sliced or cut into the desired ring size and shape. The resulting rings have a crystal growth that is oriented substantially planar to the finished article. The invention also relates to nitrogen doped silicon carbide material, as well as to silicon carbide structures having axes of grain growth substantially parallel to the plane of the structure and to each other, and having rotational orientation that is substantially random with respect to the axes of grain growth of the grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Morgan Advanced Ceramics, Inc.
    Inventors: David Thomas Forrest, Mark Wallace Schauer
  • Patent number: 7827481
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for presenting a User Interface (UI), the method includes receiving input defining a value of a presentation property of a UI object as a name of a class declaration, and producing code that when executed, instantiates an object based on the class declaration, the execution of the code applying the object as a style of the UI object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Eliot Greenfield, David George
  • Patent number: 7825305
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing plants with a desired phenotypic trait which comprises subjecting plants to mutagenesis, screening chimeric progeny for plants having the desired phenotypic trait, and propagating the survivors. In an embodiment, the phenotypic trait comprises an altered amino acid content. Preferably, the technique is used to generate Nicotiana tobacum plant lines having an increase in at least one amino acid. In a preferred embodiment, the invention provides improved Nicotiana tobacum plant lines producing at least 1.35 nmole of threonine per milligram of dry plant weight. These plants are useful for improving the flavor and aroma of the tobacco.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Reynolds Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Mayan Dominguez, Jerry Wayne Lawson, Wennuan Liu, Michael Francis Dube
  • Patent number: 7827494
    Abstract: A data-descriptive meta language file, such as XML, is created that defines the layout operation within the visual interface of a component-based application at runtime. At runtime, the application receives a data-descriptive meta language file that defines the layout operation of the various components within the application visual interface. The application parses the data-descriptive meta language file and uses the parsed information to complete the layout and operation of the rendered interface. The runtime application includes functionality that uses selected data to specify unique applications and/or unique content associated with the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Ramin Hedayatpour, Scott Dreier
  • Patent number: 7824251
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for processing a carcass part of slaughtered poultry, which carcass part comprises at least part of a rib cage, meat which is naturally present on said rib cage, a neck opening, and a wing joint, the carcass part having an interior which method comprises the following steps: applying and fixing the carcass part to a product carrier, which product carrier is moveable and which product carrier engages the interior of the carcass part, moving a wing-joint positioning member via said neck opening into the interior of the carcass part, the wing-joint positioning member being provided with one or more wing-joint positioning surfaces, which are arranged in such a manner that, in a defined position of the first wishbone blade with respect to the carcass part, the wing-joint positioning surfaces hold said wing joint into a predetermined position, exerting an internal pressure on the carcass part, in such a manner that said one wing joint is supported in the predetermine
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Stork PMT B.V.
    Inventors: Adrianus Josephes van den Nieuwelaar, Petrus Christianus Hendrikus Janssen, Gerardus Johannes Catharina van Bussel
  • Patent number: 7823731
    Abstract: A cigarette package, in some embodiments, can comprise a tray, a cover coupled to the tray, and a cigarette holder secured to the tray and adapted to move between a first position substantially inside the tray and a second position substantially outside the tray. In some embodiments, a cigarette package can comprise a tray, a cover adapted to slide on the tray between a closed position and an open position, and a cigarette holder coupled to a first wall of the tray and adapted to move between a first position and a second position as the cover slides on the tray. In some embodiments, a consumer can operate a cigarette package of the present application with one hand to dispense at least one cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventor: Xuan Fei Wu
  • Patent number: 7823956
    Abstract: The invention is an apparatus and method for attaching a cover to a golf cart by brackets and the brackets themselves. The tension supplied by the brackets may be the only mechanism by which the cover mounts to the golf cart. Brackets are preferably configured for attachment to the roof of the golf cart. The apparatus may include brackets for mounting the cover to the roof, a stationary main frame member, a movable frame member, and a cover. Brackets receive the stationary frame member. The movable frame member is operatively secured to the stationary main frame member, and configured to pivotably rotate over a portion of the rear compartment of the golf cart. The cover is configured for attachment to the movable frame member so that when the movable frame member rotates over a portion of the rear compartment of the golf cart, the cover covers a portion of the rear compartment of the golf cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Carolina Covertech, Inc.
    Inventors: Marion Lee Jones, Dorian Thurston True, Earl Thomas Saxon
  • Patent number: 7819799
    Abstract: Apparatus for controlling force applied to and for manipulation of a surgical instrument. Movement and/or forces applied to the surgical instrument are preferably sensed within the apparatus. An actuator is preferably used to apply force to the surgical instrument for control and manipulation of the instrument. The apparatus applies variable force feedback to apply force to the surgical instrument in one or more degrees of freedom to provide an enhanced haptic experience to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Immersion Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Merril, Richard L. Cunningham, J. Michael Brown, Robert F. Cohen, Philip G. Feldman
  • Patent number: 7822487
    Abstract: A cochlear implant electrode assembly device (10) comprising an elongate electrode carrier member (11), a stiffening element (15), and a stiffening sheath (16) that at least partially envelops the elongate member (11). The member (11) is made of a resiliently flexible first material and has a plurality of electrodes (12) mounted thereon. The member (11) has a first configuration that allows it to be inserted into an implantee's cochlea (30). The member (11) also has a second configuration wherein the member is curved to match an inside surface of the cochlea (30), and at least one intermediate configuration between the first and second configurations. Both the stiffening element (15) and sheath (16) are made of a material that is relatively stiffer than the member (11). The stiffening element (15) and the stiffening sheath (16) in combination bias the elongate member (11) into the first configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Fysh Dadd, Ian Darley, Peter Gibson, John L. Parker, Claudiu Treaba
  • Patent number: 7822478
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention takes masking effects into consideration when determining stimulations signals for neural stimulation. These masking effects may be modeled using user-specific models determined by taking measurements for an implant system of an implant recipient. Or, the model may correspond to a group of individuals sharing a common characteristic or the population as a whole. These models may be, for example, psycho-physical or electrophysiological models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Matthijs Killian, Bas van Dijk, Andreas Buechner, Joerg Pesch, Marc Majoral, John Parker, James Finlay Patrick, Ernst Von Wallenberg
  • Patent number: 7820821
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds and methods from the treatment of cancer. The invention provides compounds that inhibit Aurora kinase, pharmaceutical compositions comprising compounds that inhibit Aurora kinase, and methods for the treatment of cancer using the compounds of the presentation invention or pharmaceutical compositions comprising compounds of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: TransTech Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Adnan M. M. Mjalli, Brian S. Grella, Govindan Subramanian, Murty N. Arimilli, Ramesh Gopalaswamy, Robert C. Andrews, Stephen Davis, Xiaochuan Guo, Jeff Zhu
  • Patent number: 7820704
    Abstract: The present invention provides substituted heteroaryl derivatives of Formula (I), methods of their preparation, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds of Formula (I), and methods of use in treating human or animal disorders. The compounds of the invention can be useful as inhibitors of action of AgRP on a melanocortin receptor and thus can be useful for the management, treatment, control, or the adjunct treatment of diseases which may be responsive to the modulation of melanocortin receptors including obesity-related disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: TransTech Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Adnan M. M. Mjalli, Bapu R. Gaddam, Ghassan Qabaja, Govindan Subramanian, Jeff Zhu, John Dankwardt, Murty N. Arimilli, Robert C. Andrews, Samuel Victory, Ye E. Tian
  • Patent number: 7822428
    Abstract: A system and method is described for providing an interactive rich media information service to users of mobile devices. The rich media information is presented to users in a plurality of interactive rich media channels. A subscriber-specific data stream is received at the mobile device containing channel data for each of the rich media channel that the user has subscribed to. The channel data is separated and stored corresponding to each such subscribed-to channel. An interactive multimedia runtime container (iMRC). is executed on the mobile device for each subscribed-to channel. The rich media channels are played on the iMRC and displayed on the display of the mobile device. Using the user interface elements of the mobile device, the user may navigate through the information on the channels, navigate between different channels, subscribe or un-subscribe to channels, and enter user preferences for further tailoring the information presented in the subscribed-to channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: James T. Morris, Samuel J. MacDonnell, Dmitri B. Abramov, Laurent E. Sellier, David Bliss, Jacquie Moss, Norman K. Meyrowitz, Brian P. Connolly, Basil C. Hosmer, Saurav Chatterjee, Christopher O. Peterson, Guno Sutiono
  • Patent number: 7821498
    Abstract: An interface device for interfacing a user with a computer, the computer running an application program and generating a graphical image and a graphical object, comprises a user manipuatable object in, communication with the computer, a sensor to detect a manipulation of the object, the sensor providing a signal to the computer to control the graphical image, and an actuator adapted to provide a haptic sensation to the palm of the user in relation to an interaction between the graphical image, and the graphical object, the actuator comprising a member that is deformable to provide the haptic sensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: James F. Kramer, Felix Maier, Lawrence Kuo
  • Patent number: 7821496
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for interfacing the motion of a user-manipulable object with an electrical or computer system includes a user object physically contacted by a user. A gimbal mechanism is coupled to the user object, such as a joystick or a medical tool, and provides at least two degrees of freedom to the user object. The gimbal mechanism preferably includes multiple members, at least two of which are formed as a unitary member which provides flex between the selected members. An actuator applies a force along a degree of freedom to the user object in response to electrical signals produced by the computer system. A sensor detects a position of the user object along the degree of freedom and outputs sensor signals to the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Louis B. Rosenberg, Bruce M. Schena
  • Patent number: 7815436
    Abstract: An interface device capable of communicating with a computer running a simulation program, such as a surgical simulation program, comprises an instrument capable of being manipulated by a user. The instrument is receivable within an orifice in an instrument receiving member, the instrument receiving member comprising a capture member engageable with the instrument and a sensor to sense a position of the instrument. The position of the instrument is then used by the computer to control a graphic image related to the simulation. In one version, the simulation is a simulation of a surgical instrument insertion procedure, such as an endoscopy procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Richard L. Cunningham, Robert F. Cohen, J. Michael Brown, Robert B. Falk
  • Patent number: D626451
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: YKK Corporation of America
    Inventors: Rodney H. Helwig, Chuck G. Lecompte, Chad A. Clark
  • Patent number: D626452
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: YKK Corporation of America
    Inventors: Rodney H. Helwig, Chuck G. Lecompte, Chad A Clark