Patents Represented by Attorney Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
  • Patent number: 8350087
    Abstract: There is provided a polymer comprising blocks of at least one polyethylene glycol) block, at least one poly(propylene glycol) block and at least one poly(hydroxybutyrate) block. Also provided is a method of making the polymer and a method of using the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Agency for Science, Technology and Research, National University of Singapore
    Inventors: Jun Li, Xian Jun Loh, Suat Hong Goh
  • Patent number: 8352242
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for communicating in a programmable core. The programmable core is within a single integrated circuit and is divided into multiple independent sub-cores. The sub-cores are coupled together using a multiplexer based network. In another aspect, the multiplexer-based network includes multiplexers associated with some of the sub-cores for sending data and demultiplexers associated with other sub-cores for receiving data. In yet another aspect, a clock is included in the multiplexer-based network for synchronizing communication between the multiplexers and demultiplexers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Peer Schmitt, Philippe Diehl, Charles Selvidge
  • Patent number: 8351473
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving wavelength control in tunable laser sources. Embodiments of the systems and methods include delivering a fraction of the light output from the laser to an optical filter subsystem. The optical filter subsystem is capable of outputting at least one filter response signal, and comprises 2 complementary optical etalon filters with nominally identical free spectral ranges but offset by nominally one third of the free spectral range. The filter response signal is processed in a control unit which executes a control algorithm to generate a tuning signal that is used to control the wavelength of the laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Darcie, Neil Barakat, Jinye Zhang
  • Patent number: 8348781
    Abstract: Embodiments of a putter-type golf club head with an increased moment of inertia about the X axis (MOIxx) and an increased moment of inertia about the Z axis (MOIzz) are disclosed. Generally, the MOIzz is increased by designing the putter such that the center of gravity (CG) of the putter head is located at or behind the geometric center of the putter head. Additionally, the mass of the putter head is concentrated at the outer edges of the putter head. To accomplish this, the ratio of the width of the front of the putter head to the width of the rear of the putter head is no greater than 0.55:1. The MOIxx is further increased by locating the CG relatively close to the bottom of the putter head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Marni D. Ines, Bret H. Wahl
  • Patent number: 8351033
    Abstract: A tunable filter including: a polarization splitter that splits input light into two linearly polarized light rays of mutually orthogonal vibration directions; a wavelength dispersion spectroscopic element that splits the two linearly polarized light rays into two spectral images having spatial spread in one direction; and a reflective spatial modulator device that modulates and reflects linearly polarized light in each wavelength region for the two spectral images independently from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Katsunuma
  • Patent number: 8350402
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for generating electrical power using flowing water in canals, rivers and the like water streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Jayantibhai Prabhuram Patel
  • Patent number: 8350126
    Abstract: A new vegetable, referred to herein as green garlic, grown from garlic bulbils is disclosed. In particular examples, the green garlic is rich in one or more thiosulfinates. Methods of producing green garlic are also disclosed. In some examples, such methods permit year-round commercial production of green garlic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ophios, LLC
    Inventors: Albert P. Kausch, Peter Sellew
  • Patent number: 8347688
    Abstract: Methods and systems for analyzing samples, such as gas samples, are described. One method comprises providing a gas sample, increasing pressure applied to the gas sample to compress the sample to a smaller volume and provide a pneumatically focused gas sample, and analyzing the pneumatically focused gas sample using any of a variety of analytical techniques. Also disclosed are systems for gas analysis, including systems for analysis of pneumatically focused, and thereby concentrated, gas samples and for analysis of particulate matter in gas samples. Analytical systems constructed within personal computer cases also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: State of Oregon acting by and through the State Board of Higher Education on behalf of Portland State University
    Inventor: Robert O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8343443
    Abstract: A micro-fluidic device comprises a body. The body defines pneumatic ports, chambers for receiving liquids, and a connecting conduit. Each port is sealed with a seal and is shaped to couple to a pneumatic conduit through the seal. At least some of the chambers each have a top opening and a bottom opening. The top openings are in fluid communication with corresponding ports. The bottom openings are in fluid communication with one another through the connecting conduit, which is above the bottom openings. Selective application of pneumatic pressures to the chambers through the pneumatic conduits can transfer a liquid from one chamber to another through the connecting conduit, for example, for processing bio-samples within the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Jackie Y. Ying, Guolin Xu, Hock Ming Jeremy Loh
  • Patent number: 8343499
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of selecting and uses of anti-arthropod vector vaccines to prevent Leishmaniasis. The present invention also provides compositions for vaccines to prevent Leishmaniasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Jesus G. Valenzuela, Yasmine Belkaid, Shaden Kamhawi, David Sacks, Jose M. C. Ribeiro
  • Patent number: 8347268
    Abstract: Performance tracking of computing systems can be provided by monitoring, determining performance states, and displaying health information. Capacity planning recommendations can be provided by monitoring performance of a software application, determining a plurality of performance state transitions of the software application, and, based on the transitions, making capacity planning recommendations. Performance state transitions can be selected from a set of transitions between four possible quadrant states. Performance of a software application can be categorized into one of the four possible quadrant states from. Capacity planning recommendations can be provided by a capacity planning framework. The framework can comprise a performance monitoring module for monitoring performance of software applications, a quadrant tracking module for determining performance state transitions, and a capacity planning module for making capacity planning recommendations based on the transitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Infosys Limited
    Inventors: Gaurav Caprihan, Nikhil Venugopal, Pratik Kumar
  • Patent number: 8341814
    Abstract: Methods are provided for manufacturing piezoelectric devices. In an exemplary method, a base wafer is prepared that defines an array of multiple bases. Between each base on the wafer is a through-hole defined in respective parts by the respective edge surfaces of adjacent bases. A piezoelectric wafer is prepared that defines an array of multiple piezoelectric frames each having a piezoelectric vibrating piece and a surrounding frame portion. The vibrating piece includes an excitation electrode and extraction electrode. The extraction electrode extends to the through-hole. An adhesive is applied to a surface of the frame portion including a surface of the extraction electrode. The adhesive bonds the piezoelectric wafer to the base wafer. Excess adhesive is removed from the through-hole to expose a portion of the extraction electrode in the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiro Yoshimatsu
  • Patent number: 8343758
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for preparing biomaterials by applying multiple cycles of tensile loading to compacted collagen gels in order to fuse the collagen fibrils together within the compacted gels. This produces a biomaterial with improved material properties. Biomaterials produced by such methods may be useful, for example, as tissue equivalent implants, in the repair and/or replacement of damaged tissue in an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ULC Business PLC
    Inventors: Umber Cheema, Cher-Bing Chuo, Robert Brown
  • Patent number: 8346405
    Abstract: A diagnostic instrument for sources of electrical system discharges provides a map interface for controlling playback of collected signal traces. A map pane of the interface displays a map of an area illustrating a path along which signal data was collected. A double click input selecting a location on the path causes playback of a waveform for the recorded signal in a signal pane commencing from the selected location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Radar Engineers
    Inventors: Bartley Arthur Johnson, Forrest S. Seitz
  • Patent number: D673590
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Keith Dolezal
  • Patent number: PP23295
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Tradescantia plant characterized by yellow gold to yellow green foliage, white flowers, a compact clumping habit, and excellent vigor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
    Inventor: Janet N. Egger
  • Patent number: PP23308
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Heuchera plant characterized by multicolored leaves with a heavy silver white veil, narrow wands of pink flowers, reblooming, and excellent tolerance to heat and humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
    Inventor: Janet N. Egger
  • Patent number: PP23309
    Abstract: A new and distinct Heuchera plant substantially as shown and described, characterized by ruffled leaves, intense rust red spring leaf color, glossy rust red to amber summer leaves, medium plant size, short flowering stalks that are deep red with small white flowers, and excellent vigor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
    Inventor: Janet N. Egger
  • Patent number: D674121
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Westblock Development, LLC
    Inventor: James E. Hammer
  • Patent number: RE43914
    Abstract: An antigen composition and method for the detection of antibodies to Treponema pallidum and the diagnosis of syphilis are described. The antigen composition contains synthetic cardiolipin and synthetic lecithin. The antigen composition may additionally contain cholesterol and an alcohol. The antigen composition is useful as an immunoreagent in immunoassays for the detection of antibodies associated with T. pallidum infection. The methods are sensitive and specific for T. pallidum infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Inventor: Arnold R. Castro