Patents Represented by Attorney Lando & Anastasi, LLP
  • Patent number: 8324907
    Abstract: According to one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a method of monitoring an electrical connection, the method comprising monitoring a temperature of the electrical connection, monitoring a level of current passing through the electrical connection, and determining, in response to monitoring temperature and current, whether the temperature of the electrical connection exceeds a temperature threshold associated with the level of current passing through the electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: American Power Conversion Corporation
    Inventor: William Ziegler
  • Patent number: 8325420
    Abstract: A sub-millimeter solid immersion lens (SIL), comprises a body of a high-index material transparent to electromagnetic radiation in a frequency band to be observed, the body having a flat bottom surface which receives an object to be observed, and the body further having a first upper surface whose limits approximate a zone of a spherical segment and a second upper surface defined by an upper bound of the zone of the spherical segment which prevents passage of electromagnetic radiation in the frequency band to be observed. The SIL may be incorporated into an array, according to other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Zong-Long Liau
  • Patent number: 8319846
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a system for generating a reconstructed image generally includes a carrier substrate, a number of image sensors, and an image processing circuit. The image sensors are mounted on a surface of the carrier substrate. The image processing circuit is coupled to each of the image sensors and operable to receive a raw image from each of a plurality of image sensors and combine the raw image of each of the image sensors into the reconstructed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Alan G. Silver, Michael C. Menefee
  • Patent number: 8321370
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for translating one or more logical expressions E is TRUE, or statements of the form IF E1 is TRUE THEN E2 is TRUE, to a set of linear constraints. Examples in accordance with the present invention contribute to systems and methods for solving optimization problems that include constraints in the form of arbitrarily complex logical relationships between binary variables. Examples are also applicable to solving general optimization problems that have arbitrarily complex relationships between sets of linear constraints. The systems and methods combine simplification and ordering of logical expressions, factorization, direct translations of expressions, substitution of auxiliary variables, and substitution of auxiliary variables for phrases that would otherwise lead to an unacceptable number of linear constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Standish Group International, Inc.
    Inventors: Sidnie Feit, James Hugh Johnson
  • Patent number: 8320217
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein relate to an airborne shooter detection system having a plurality of sensors coupled to the body of an aircraft such as a helicopter. The sensors are arranged to receive shockwave-only signals. The received signals are analyzed to determine an unambiguous shooter location. The analysis may include measuring the arrival times of the shockwaves of projectiles at each of the sensors, determining the differences in the arrival times among sensors, computing a set of ambiguous solutions corresponding to a shooter, and clustering this set of solutions to determine the unambiguous shooter location. The systems and methods described herein may also be used to determine if multiple shooters are present, and subsequently determine the shooter locations for each of the multiple shooters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: James Edwin Barger, Richard James Mullen, Daniel Ramsay Cruthirds, Ronald Bruce Coleman
  • Patent number: 8318728
    Abstract: Compounds and compositions for treating injuries caused by exposure to chemical warfare agents are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hydra Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Jayhong A. Chong
  • Patent number: 8319526
    Abstract: A latched comparator circuit comprises an input amplification unit, a buffer unit, and a control unit. The input amplification unit comprises a first and a second input terminal for receiving a first and a second input voltage, respectively, of the latched comparator circuit. The input amplification unit further comprises a first and a second output terminal for outputting a first and a second output voltage, respectively, of the input amplification unit. In addition, the input amplification unit comprises a reset terminal arranged to receive a reset signal for resetting the input amplification unit. The buffer unit is operatively connected to the first and the second output terminal of the input amplification unit. Furthermore, the buffer unit comprises a first and a second output terminal for outputting a first and a second output voltage, respectively, of the buffer unit. The control unit is operatively connected to the input amplification unit and the buffer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: CSR Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Christer Jansson
  • Patent number: 8319112
    Abstract: A circuit board assembly includes a circuit board having an outer surface, the outer surface being configured with a plurality of discrete electrical components that are each manufactured independently of one another. The circuit board assembly further includes a domed lid enclosure disposed over one of the plurality of discrete electrical components and an additional dielectric coating overlying the outer surface and the domed lid enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: John M. Bedinger, Michael A. Moore
  • Patent number: 8318623
    Abstract: Ceramic dielectric materials that can be utilized as electronic components, such as dielectric resonators are disclosed. The material can have a formula Ba12M?(28+a/3)Ti(54?a-b)M?aGebO162, wherein M? is at least one rare earth element selected from the group consisting of lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, gadolinium, and yttrium, M? is at least one element selected from the group consisting of aluminum, gallium, chromium, indium, scandium, and ytterbium, 0?a?6, and 0?b?3. The ceramic dielectric material can also have a formula Ba12M?(28+2x/3)Ti(54?x?y)M??xGeyO162, wherein M? is at least one rare earth element selected from the group consisting of lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, gadolinium, and yttrium, M?? is at least one metal selected from the group consisting of magnesium, zinc, nickel, and cobalt, 0?x?3, and 0?y?3. One or more aspects of the present invention pertain to methods of fabricating a dielectric component. Methods of synthesizing the disclosed ceramic dielectric materials are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Hill
  • Patent number: 8312623
    Abstract: A device including a heat sensitive substrate and an electrical conductor disposed thereon is provided. In certain examples, the heat sensitive substrate may be configured to degrade at or above a sintering temperature. In other examples, the electrical conductor may be processed, prior to disposal on the heat sensitive substrate, at the sintering temperature on a second substrate that can withstand the sintering temperature. Methods and kits are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Fry's Metals, Inc.
    Inventors: Oscar Khaselev, Nitin Desai, Michael T. Marczi, Bawa Singh
  • Patent number: 8315841
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining data center cooling and power requirements and for monitoring performance of cooling and power systems in data centers. At least one aspect provides a system and method that enables a data center operator to determine available power and cooling at specific areas and enclosures in a data center to assist in locating new equipment in the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: American Power Conversion Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Rasmussen, James W. VanGilder, Mikkel Dalgas, Stephen Berard, Henrik Jensen, Henrik Daae, Sandi Schoellhammer
  • Patent number: 8314230
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compositions of therapeutic cyclodextrin containing polymeric compounds designed as a carrier for small molecule therapeutics delivery and pharmaceutical compositions thereof. These cyclodextrin-containing polymers improve drug stability and solubility, and reduce toxicity of the small molecule therapeutic when used in vivo. Furthermore, by selecting from a variety of linker groups and targeting ligands the polymers present methods for controlled delivery of the therapeutic agents. The invention also relates to methods of treating subjects with the therapeutic compositions described herein. The invention further relates to methods for conducting pharmaceutical business comprising manufacturing, licensing, or distributing kits containing or relating to the polymeric compounds described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Cerulean Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Jianjun Cheng, Mark E. Davis, Kay T. Khin
  • Patent number: 8307854
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system that includes flow substrates and manifolds that minimize the number of fluid conduit ports and seals needed to build standardized fluid delivery sticks. Each flow substrate has a component attachment surface with one or more component conduit ports and an associated plurality of fastener apertures. Some flow substrates incorporate a transverse manifold connection conduit port on a surface opposite the component attachment surface. Fastener apertures associated with the transverse manifold connection conduit port are accessible adjacent to installed fluid handling components. Transverse connection between fluid delivery sticks use a welded assembly of fluid conduits to provide a transverse connecting lower layer which is sealingly retained by fasteners inserted from above through apertures associated with the transverse manifold connection conduit port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Vistadeltek, Inc.
    Inventor: Kim Ngoc Vu
  • Patent number: 8308327
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method for providing a fail-safe in a head lamp apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: SL Corporation
    Inventors: Young-Min Lee, Sang-Kook Kang, Sun-Kyoung Park
  • Patent number: 8307841
    Abstract: A self-sealing valve comprises a valve housing having a fluid conduit, a valve seat, a diaphragm and a support member. The valve housing is configured to pass fluid through the fluid conduit. The diaphragm provides a self-seal of the fluid conduit. The support member is configured to retain a portion of a diaphragm. The support member and diaphragm are configured to position the flexible diaphragm against the valve seat to seal the fluid conduit in a closed position of the self-sealing valve, and to facilitate movement of the diaphragm under a bias in a first direction away from the valve seat to an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Robert B. Chaffee
  • Patent number: 8304062
    Abstract: Certain examples disclosed herein are directed to devices that include a substrate and conductor disposed on the substrate. In some examples, each of the conductor and the substrate may include materials that are mutually insoluble in each other. In other examples, the conductor may further comprise a substantially pure metal. In certain examples, the disposed conductor may be configured to pass adhesion tape test ASTM D3359-02. Methods of forming the conductors are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Fry's Metals, Inc.
    Inventors: Oscar Khaselev, Nitin Desai, Supriya Deverajen, Michael T. Marczi, Bawa Singh
  • Patent number: 8303989
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for increasing absorption of antibacterial agents, particularly third generation cephalosporin antibacterial agents, in oral dosage solid and/or suspension forms. Specifically, the composition is comprised of a biopolymer that is preferably swellable and/or mucoadhesive, a antimicrobial agent, and a cationic binding agent contained within the biopolymer such that the binding agent is ionically bound or complexed to at least one member selected from the group consisting of the biopolymer and the antimicrobial agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventors: Seung-Ho Choi, Jeoung-Soo Lee, Dennis Keith
  • Patent number: 8298490
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems and methods of synthesizing trichlorosilane. The disclosed systems and methods can involve increasing the concentration of the solids in the slurry to recover or separate the volatilized metal salts and reduce the obstructions created by the solidification of the metal salts in downstream operations of the during trichlorosilane synthesis. Rather than heating to raise the temperature to vaporize chlorosilane compounds, and subsequently condensing the volatilized chlorosilane compounds, the present invention can involve increasing the solids concentration in the slurry stream by utilizing a non-condensable gas, such as hydrogen, to volatilize the chlorosilane components, which can consequently promote evaporative conditions that can reduce the slurry temperature. The lower slurry temperature results in a lower volatility of the metal salts, which reduces the likelihood of carryover to downstream unit operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: GTAT Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Fahrenbruck, Bruce Hazeltine
  • Patent number: 8294988
    Abstract: An optical system including a first lens group configured to correct for lateral chromatic aberration, and an adjacent second lens group configured to correct for axial chromatic aberration. The optical system includes a detector disposed behind the second lens group, a mechanism for switching the optical system between a narrow field of view configuration and a wide field of view configuration, and a ray path steering system including a pair of counter-rotating grisms disposed in front of the first lens group. The optical system also includes a stabilization system configured to suppress image jitter and including a mechanism for decentering at least one lens in the first or second lens groups orthogonal to an optical axis of the optical system. A pupil of the optical system is located external to the first and second lens groups for location of a cold shield within a cryo-vac Dewar enclosing the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Lacy G. Cook
  • Patent number: 8295367
    Abstract: Systems and methods of processing a video signal are provided. A potential block boundary can be detected between a first block and a second block of a frame of the video signal, wherein the frame, the first block, and the second block each include a plurality of pixels. An offset parameter can be determined for at least one pixel of at least one of the first block and the second block. Based on the offset parameter, a boundary verification value of at least one of the first block and the second block can also be determined. Based on the boundary verification value, it can further be determined if the potential block boundary includes a block boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: CSR Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Monica Tang, Joseph Cesana, Aleksandr Movshovich