Patents Represented by Attorney Lando & Anastasi, LLP
  • Patent number: 8347814
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a workpiece support, a source that is spaced from the workpiece support and can emit a plume of coating material toward the workpiece support, and plume adjusting structure that, between the source and workpiece support, can influence a plume of material flowing from the source. A different aspect involves a method that includes emitting from a source a plume of coating material that flows toward a workpiece support, and adjusting, between the source and the workpiece support, a plume of material flowing from the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Canada Limited
    Inventors: Daniel B. Mitchell, Geoffrey G. Harris, Douglas J. Brown
  • Patent number: 8351873
    Abstract: A low noise RF driver circuit including at least two series-coupled driver stages which receive a frequency modulated signal and an amplitude modulated signal that is applied to the supply voltage input of the driver stages, and provide a combined output signal. The RF driver circuit can be implemented in CMOS technology and integrated with other components of an RF communication subsystem, such as an RF transceiver circuit and power amplifier. Each driver stage includes a complementary pair of transistors with source degeneration resistors for linearity and gain control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Florinel G. Balteanu, David S. Ripley, Atiqul Baree, Christian Cojocaru, Paul T. Dicarlo
  • Patent number: 8350223
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a quantum dot based radiation source includes a housing having a wall defining a cavity therein, a plurality of quantum dots disposed on an inner surface of the wall of the housing, and a radiation excitation source in optical communication with the housing and configured to output radiation to excite the plurality of quantum dots to emit radiation in a desired wavelength range. The quantum dot based radiation source can be used in a calibration system or calibrator, for example to calibrate a detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Nathan M. Mintz, Kalin Spariosu
  • Patent number: 8347641
    Abstract: A system for cooling a medium includes a line having coolant flowing therein, and a sub-cooling unit in fluid communication with the line. The sub-cooling unit receives a portion of the coolant diverted from the line to cool coolant flowing in the line. A method of cooling a medium is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: American Power Conversion Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Bean, Jonathan M. Lomas
  • Patent number: 8351534
    Abstract: A wireless communication system in which each receiver is configured synchronize to a received waveform using only its local received signal without requiring any information about other receivers in the system. The local receiver is configured to remove frequency and/or phase error based on information encoded in the received waveform. In some examples, the local receiver uses channel probe information embedded in the received waveform to provide channel estimates for each communication channel over which the signals are received and, based on the estimates, adjusts the received signals for phase shift and amplitude scaling caused by the channel. Signal acquisition (in time and frequency), as well as partial demodulation (for channel estimation), is done independently for each channel. Signals from each channel are combined using a maximal ratio combiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: David E. Mussmann, Thomas E. Young, Mark A. Gloudemans
  • Patent number: 8348138
    Abstract: A reflow oven chamber assembly includes a housing disposed within a reflow oven chamber, heating elements disposed in the housing, and compression box assemblies disposed in the housing. The compression box assembly includes a compression box housing having an intake port located adjacent the heating element, an intake duct disposed in the compression box, and a diffuser plate disposed above the intake duct. The intake duct has an inlet opening in fluid communication with the intake port of the compression box housing and an outlet opening. The compression box assembly draws heated air into the compression box housing from the reflow oven chamber through the intake port and into the inlet opening of the intake duct and exhaust air out of the outlet opening of the intake duct to the diffuser plate. A method of distributing heated air within a reflow soldering oven is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan M. Dautenhahn
  • Patent number: 8344551
    Abstract: A 3-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) including first, second, and third AC/DC converters, a DC/DC converter, and at least one DC/AC converter coupled to multiple electrical buses. The first, second, and third AC/DC converters each being configured to receive AC power and to provide multiple DC signals to the multiple electrical buses. The DC/DC converter being configured to convert DC voltages present on the multiple electrical buses to a DC voltage that can be used to charge a battery. The DC/AC converter being configured to receive DC power from the multiple electrical buses and to provide an AC output. The 3-phase UPS being configured such that when suitable AC power is provided to the AC/DC converters, the DC/DC converter is configured to charge a battery, and when suitable AC power is not provided to the AC/DC converters, the DC/DC converter is configured to provide DC power to the multiple electrical buses using power provided by the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: American Power Conversion Corporation
    Inventor: Henning Roar Nielsen
  • Patent number: 8344759
    Abstract: A track and hold circuit that includes a switch device and a capacitive hold device. The track and hold circuit includes a track-voltage generating device adapted to generate a control voltage based on a signal on an input terminal of the switch device and supply the control voltage to the switch device during track phases of the track and hold circuit. The control voltage provides a channel charge, which is the same for each track phase, in the switch device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: CSR Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Rolf Sundblad, Staffan Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 8333685
    Abstract: A method for generating a treatment plan for therapy comprising obtaining image data representing a tissue, determining a therapy dose map comprising dose values for a plurality of dose points based on the image data, forming a desired dose value vector comprising the dose values for the plurality of dose points, determining a one or more potential therapy locations based on the image data, determining a therapy dose map equation for each of the plurality of dose points based on the one or more potential therapy locations, forming a matrix based on the therapy dose map equations for the each dose points, determining an inverse of the matrix and determining the treatment plan by multiplying the desired dose value vector by the inverse of the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventor: Cynthia Maier
  • Patent number: 8331065
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention are directed to methods and apparatus to protect an inverter from failure due to neutral lifting. In one aspect, the present invention provides a method of controlling an inverter in a UPS, the inverter being selectively coupled to a power line and comprising an input to receive an input voltage from the power line. The method comprises acts of monitoring the input voltage, detecting based on the act of monitoring, that the input voltage exceeds a predetermined high threshold value, isolating the inverter from the power line responsive to detecting that the input voltage exceeds a predetermined high threshold value, determining whether or not a neutral lifting condition exists on the power line, indicating that the inverter is in a fault state if the neutral lifting condition exists, and reconnecting the inverter to the power line if the neutral lifting condition does not exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: American Power Conversion Corporation
    Inventors: Sreejakumar Sreekantan Nair, Ramakrishnan Madenoor Krishnan
  • Patent number: 8329198
    Abstract: The pharmaceutical compositions described herein include a suspension which comprises an admixture in solid form of a therapeutically effective amount of a therapeutic agent and at least one salt of a medium chain fatty acid and a hydrophobic medium, e.g. castor oil or glyceryl tricaprylate or a mixture thereof. The pharmaceutical compositions described herein contain medium chain fatty acid salts and are substantially free of alcohols. The pharmaceutical compositions may be encapsulated in a capsule. Methods of treating or preventing diseases by administering such compositions to affected subjects are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Chiasma Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Salama, Roni Mamluk, Karen Marom, Irina Weinstein, Moshe Tzabari
  • Patent number: 8330546
    Abstract: A power amplification circuit includes a power amplifier, an RF detector, an error amplifier, a saturation detector, and an offset circuit. The power amplifier provides an amplified signal based on an input signal and a gain control signal. The RF detector provides a detection signal indicative of a logarithm of the power of the amplified signal. The error amplifier provides the gain control signal based on an amplification control signal and the detection signal. The saturation detector provides a saturation signal in response to the gain control signal differing from a reference signal by less than a first predetermined voltage. The offset circuit decreases a voltage level of the amplification control signal by up to a second predetermined voltage in response to the saturation signal and the amplification control signal differing from the detection signal by less than the second predetermined voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Ripley, Kerry B. Phillips
  • Patent number: 8329463
    Abstract: Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) induces sequence-specific post-transcriptional gene silencing in many organisms by a process known as RNA interference (RNAi). Using a Drosophila in vitro system, we demonstrate that 19-23 nt short RNA fragments are the sequence-specific mediators of RNAi. The short interfering RNAs (siRNAs) are generated by an RNase III-like processing reaction from long dsRNA. Chemically synthesized siRNA duplexes with overhanging 3? ends mediate efficient target RNA cleavage in the lysate, and the cleavage site is located near the center of the region spanned by the guiding siRNA. Furthermore, we provide evidence that the direction of dsRNA processing determines whether sense or antisense target RNA can be cleaved by the produced siRNP complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften E.V., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Thomas Tuschl, Sayda Mahgoub Elbashir, Winfried Lendeckel
  • Patent number: 8327656
    Abstract: A method of calculating sensible cooling capacity of a cooling unit includes obtaining compressor capacity, subtracting compressor heat loss from the compressor capacity, subtracting latent cooling capacity from compressor capacity, and subtracting fan power loss from the compressor capacity. Methods of controlling a cooling unit and embodiments of a cooling unit are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: American Power Conversion Corporation
    Inventors: Ozan Tutunoglu, David James Lingrey
  • Patent number: 8330552
    Abstract: A sandwich strip coupled coupler implemented in a multi-layer substrate, such as a multi-layer printed circuit board. In one example, the sandwich strip coupled coupler includes a main arm having a first main arm section and a second main arm section disposed above the first main arm section, the first and second main arm sections being electrically connected together, and a coupled arm disposed between the first and second main arm sections, the first main arm section, the coupled arm and the second main arm section forming a sandwich structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Li, Xuanang Zhu, Dmitri Prikhodko
  • Patent number: 8324406
    Abstract: Antitumoral compounds obtained from a porifera, of the family Raspailiidae, genus Lithoplocamia, species lithistoides, and derivatives thereof are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Pharma Mar, S.A.
    Inventors: Ma Jesús Martín López, Laura Coello Molinero, José Fernando Reyes Benítez, Alberto Rodríguez Vicente, María Garranzo García-Ibarrola, Carmen Murcia Pérez, Andrés Francesch Solloso, Francisco Sánchez Sancho, María del Carmen Cuevas Marchante, Rogelio Fernández Rodríguez
  • Patent number: 8324728
    Abstract: A semiconductor packaged device, and method of packaging that incorporates the formation of cavities about electronic devices during the packaging process. In one example, the device package includes a first substrate having a first recess formed therein, a second substrate having a second recess formed therein, and an electronic device mounted in the first recess. The first and second substrates are joined together with the first and second recesses substantially overlying one another so as to form a cavity around the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Behnam Tabrizi
  • Patent number: 8322155
    Abstract: A method of calculating net sensible cooling capacity of a cooling unit includes measuring a discharge pressure from of fluid from a compressor and a suction pressure from an evaporator, calculating a condensing temperature of fluid flowing from the compressor and an evaporating temperature of fluid flowing from the evaporator, calculating a mass flow rate of fluid flowing from the compressor, calculating enthalpy of fluid flowing from the compressor, of fluid flowing from the thermal expansion valve, and of fluid flowing from the evaporator, calculating a mass flow rate of fluid flowing through the hot gas bypass valve, and calculating net sensible cooling capacity. Embodiments of cooling units and other methods are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: American Power Conversion Corporation
    Inventors: Ozan Tutunoglu, John H. Bean, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8324366
    Abstract: This invention relates to new compositions comprising at least one of a single or double stranded oligonucleotide, where said oligonucleotide has been conjugated to a lipophile and to which the conjugated oligonucleotide has been preassembled with lipoproteins. These compositions are effectively in delivering oligonucleotides to mammalian tissue where they effect gene silencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Eth Zurich
    Inventors: Akin Akinc, Tomoko Nakayama, Muthiah Manoharan, Markus Stoffel
  • Patent number: D671832
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Vanessa Rutherford