Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear
  • Patent number: 8318341
    Abstract: A pouch-type secondary battery including: an electrode assembly having a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator disposed therebetween; and a pouch case including a first case part having a pouch to house the electrode assembly, a second case part disposed over an open end of the pouch, and sealing portions to seal the second case part to the first case part. The sealing portions include wing portions that are bent to cover opposing sides of the pouch, and bent portions that are bent from the wing portions, to cover a bottom surface of the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joongheon Kim
  • Patent number: 8244238
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus are presented for enabling unlimited roaming service on a roaming partner switch. In one aspect, a method includes configuring a billing system corresponding to a home wireless service provider to authorize a subscriber device to receive unlimited roaming service on a roaming partner switch; receiving, by the home wireless service provider, a registration request from the roaming partner switch identifying the subscriber device; registering the subscriber device in the billing system as an unlimited roaming service subscriber device; and providing unlimited roaming service to the subscriber device. Further, a call request associated with the subscriber device can be received from the roaming partner switch and billing associated with the call request can be suspended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Cricket Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shkut, Thomas J. Cieslak, Nathaniel Robeson
  • Patent number: 8241610
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vaccine adjuvant consisting of a combination of a surfactant i.e. dimethyldeoctadecylammonium-bromide/chloride (DDA) and a lipid extract from Mycobacterium bovis BCG. The total lipid extract contains both apolar lipids, polar lipids, and lipids of intermediate polarity of which the apolar lipids were found to induce the most powerful immune responses. The total lipids may be extracted with chloroform/methanol and re-dissolved in water before the addition of surfactant. This preparation may be used to induce prominent cell-mediated immune responses in a mammal in order to combat pathogens, or as a treatment for cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Statens Serum Institut
    Inventors: Else Marie Agger, Peter Andersen, Anja Olsen, Ida Rosenkrands
  • Patent number: 8236521
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for purifying one or more cells based on the level of one or more products secreted by the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Intrexon Corporation
    Inventors: Manfred R. Koller, Elie G. Hanania, Anabeth Fieck, Timothy M. Eisfeld
  • Patent number: 8232839
    Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit device comprising a linearizer that has a plurality of switchable first gain characteristics, the linearizer switching to the first gain characteristic to generate an intermediate signal from an input signal by using the switched first gain characteristic, and outputting the intermediate signal to a circuit having a second gain characteristic, wherein the linearizer includes: a linearization unit that has at least one of first rectifier, and linearizes the input signal; and a linearization reducing unit that has a plurality of second rectifiers having polarity opposite to polarity of the first rectifier and a first switching unit selecting at least one of the second rectifiers based on a control signal, the linearization reducing unit being connected in parallel to the linearization unit and reducing linearization of the input signal by the linearization unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Mitsuyuki Ashida
  • Patent number: 8228501
    Abstract: A system and method processes a structure comprising embedded material. The system includes a laser adapted to generate light and to irradiate an interaction region of the structure. The system further includes an optical system adapted to receive light from the interaction region and to generate a detection signal indicative of the presence of embedded material in the interaction region. The system further includes a controller operatively coupled to the laser and the optical system. The controller is adapted to receive the detection signal and to be responsive to the detection signal by selectively adjusting the laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Inventors: Paul E. Denney, Jay R. Eastman, Ta-Chieh Huang
  • Patent number: 8179762
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processor includes an optical disc drive, an acquiring module, a storage module, and a determination module. The acquiring module acquires identification information that uniquely identifies an optical disc loaded in the optical disc drive based on information read from the optical disc. The storage module obtains information related to failure analysis of the optical disc contained in state information indicating reading state or writing state upon reading from or writing to the optical disc, and stores the information related to failure analysis in association with the identification information. The determination module calculates values each indicating a level of failure of the optical disc based on pieces of information related to failure analysis of the optical disc stored until just recently in association with the identification information and, when the values satisfy a predetermined condition, determines that there is a risk of failure in the optical disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kaneko, Tooru Mamata, Makoto Ando, Toru Hanada, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Hiroshi Ohno
  • Patent number: 8136702
    Abstract: A hydration system includes opposing flexible walls forming a bladder having a sealable compartment for containing a liquid. The system includes a drinking tube having a first end with a valve and a second end. A first port is configured to receive pressurizing gasses into the compartment. A baffle connects the opposing walls within the compartment. The baffle is configured to oppose expansion of the bladder as the pressurizing gasses are introduced into the compartment. A second port is configured to couple to the second end of the drinking tube to provide fluid communication between the compartment and the drinking tube. A third port allows the liquid to be supplied into the compartment. Activation of the valve unseals the compartment and allows the liquid to be expelled from the compartment via the second port and the drinking tube as a result of a pressurization of the compartment by the pressurizing gasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Skillern, James H. Sadler
  • Patent number: 8094591
    Abstract: A data carrier detector for a packet-switched communication network. The detector includes an envelope detector to provide peak-to-peak amplitude of an incoming waveform at any given time, a peak-to-peak amplitude monitor to monitor peak-to-peak amplitude, and to set a trigger when the peak-to-peak amplitude changes by a predetermined amount. The detector also includes a data packet searcher to start searching for a data packet when the peak-to-peak amplitude monitor issues the trigger. The detector further includes a data packet processor to process and extract information from the recovered data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Good Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Hunter, Justin Lindorff
  • Patent number: 8039444
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition comprising an antisense oligonucleotide and a permeation enhancer that comprises a multi-carbon backbone having a functional group and also one or more side chains which have one or more carbon atoms and, optionally, one or more functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Araz A. Raoof, Mangaraju Gudipati, David C. Bibby, Susan Weinbach
  • Patent number: 7901402
    Abstract: A catheter includes a first plurality of expandable leads and a second plurality of expandable leads separate and longitudinally spaced-apart from the first plurality to deliver energy to a hollow anatomical structure, such as vein, fallopian tube, hemorrhoid, esophageal varix, to effectively ligate that structure. Each of the leads includes an electrode located at the distal end of the respective electrode lead. Polarizations of the leads may be selected to achieve the power distribution desired. Each electrode lead includes an outward bend such that when a movable sheath is moved out of contact with the leads, they expand outwardly into apposition with an inner wall of the structure to be ligated. High frequency energy can be applied from the leads to create a heating effect in the surrounding tissue of the anatomical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group, LP
    Inventors: Christopher S Jones, Arthur W Zikorus, Mark P Parker, Brian E. Farley, Joseph M Tartaglia
  • Patent number: 7879795
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are Efflux Pump Inhibitor (EPI) compounds that can be co-administered with antimicrobial agents for the treatment of infections caused by drug resistant pathogens. The EPI compounds are soft drugs which exhibit a reduced propensity for tissue accumulation. It is demonstrated that the EPIs can be used to increase the potency, decrease bacterial resistance and development of bacterial resistance, and increase killing effectivness of tigecycline. Also disclosed are methods of treatment and pharmaceutical compositions for co-administering tigecylcine with an EPI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Mpex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomasz Glinka, Keith Bostian, Olga Lomovskaya, Mark Surber, Dongxu Sun
  • Patent number: 7814565
    Abstract: Techniques for forming a nanostructure on a probe tip are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: SNU R&DB Foundation
    Inventors: Yong Hyup Kim, Tae June Kang
  • Patent number: 7803295
    Abstract: Nano-scale particles of materials can be produced by vaporizing material and allowing the material to flow in a non-violently turbulent manner into thermal communication with a cooling fluid, thereby forming small particles of the material that can be in the nano-scale size range. A raw material feeder can be configured to feed raw material toward a heater which vaporizes the raw material. The feeder can include a metering device for controlling the flow of raw material toward the heater. A gas source can also be used to cause gas to flow through a portion of the raw material feeder along with the raw material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Quantumsphere, Inc
    Inventor: Ray Douglas Carpenter
  • Patent number: 7720554
    Abstract: The invention is generally related to the estimation of position and orientation of an object with respect to a local or a global coordinate system using reflected light sources. A typical application of the method and apparatus includes estimation and tracking of the position of a mobile autonomous robot. Other applications include estimation and tracking of an object for position-aware, ubiquitous devices. Additional applications include tracking of the positions of people or pets in an indoor environment. The methods and apparatus comprise one or more optical emitters, one or more optical sensors, signal processing circuitry, and signal processing methods to determine the position and orientation of at least one of the optical sensors based at least in part on the detection of the signal of one or more emitted light sources reflected from a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Evolution Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Enrico DiBernardo, Paolo Pirjanian
  • Patent number: 7712244
    Abstract: An apparatus for releasable attachment to a fishing rod, said apparatus including: a barrel having a first end and a releasably sealed first region; wherein the first region of the barrel includes a space within the barrel substantially bounded by a second end of the barrel and a protrusion disposed inside the barrel; and a means of selectably adjusting the volume of the first region including adjusting the position of the protrusion along a length of the barrel; and wherein when the protrusion is disposed inside the barrel, it extends radially-inwardly of the barrel in a substantially transverse orientation to an elongate axis of the barrel; and a means of controllably feeding a propellant into the releasably sealed first region; and a means of expanding the propellant whereby the said expansion of the propellant causes a projectile disposed within the barrel to be propelled outwardly of the barrel via the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventor: Tautofi Taurik'i Mamae
  • Patent number: 7702140
    Abstract: A method of assessing a body part includes obtaining two or more types of data through a combination of two or more of the following four imaging modalities: (1) obtaining surface topography data of the body part, (2) obtaining thermographic data of the body part, (3) obtaining range of motion data for the body part, and (4) obtaining spectral data of light reflected from the body part. The two or more types of data are integrated to allow them to be interacted with simultaneously, and the body part is assessed based on the integrated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Raphael Hirsch, James Osborn, Chian Kent Kwoh, Louis J. Denes, Daniel Huber
  • Patent number: 7695877
    Abstract: One inventive aspect relates to a method of lithographic processing of a device). The method may be performed using a lithographic processing system and applying a reticle). Lithographic processing of a device typically is characterized by focus conditions, a set of selectable lithographic processing system parameter values and selectable reticle parameter values. The method of configuring the lithographic processing comprises receiving values for the lithographic processing system parameters and for the reticle parameters. The method further comprises receiving focus conditions for the lithographic processing, the focus conditions allowing separation of image performance effects due to lithographic processing system aberrations and image performance effects due to reticle shadowing effects. The method further comprises determining image performance effects due to lithographic processing system aberrations and the image performance due to reticle shadowing effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: IMEC
    Inventors: Leonardus Leunissen, Roel Gronheid
  • Patent number: 7670458
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a gravure printing paper includes: providing a substance having an effect of inhibiting a binding between pulp fibers; preparing a mixture of pulp fibers and fillers; and adding the substance to the mixture; making a gravure printing paper using the substance-added mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ochi, Takehide Kasahara, Hideki Fujiwara
  • Patent number: RE42592
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery pack for portable electronic equipment is includes a battery coupled to a charge/discharge circuit and includes a a first substrate for mounting parts positioned on a high-current path and a second substrate for mounting peripheral circuits for controlling a charge/discharge of the battery. Accordingly, heat sensitive parts on low current paths may be thermally isolated from heat generating parts on high current paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung SDI, Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Jong-Sam Kim