Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Lathrop & Gage
  • Patent number: 8348936
    Abstract: A thermal treatment system with acoustic monitoring applies substantially constant electromagnetic energy superposed with pulsed electromagnetic energy to targeted tissue. The pulsed electromagnetic energy reacts with tissue to create an acoustic pressure wave within the tissue. The acoustic pressure wave is sensed by an acoustic sensor, and a sensor signal indicative of the acoustic pressure wave is generated and processed to determine changes in tissue composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Trustees of Dartmouth College
    Inventors: B. Stuart Trembly, Jason M. Dahlstrom
  • Patent number: 8350658
    Abstract: Methods and structures for constructing a magnetic core of a coupled inductor. The method provides for constructing N-phase coupled inductors as both single and scalable magnetic structures, where N is an integer greater than 1. The method additionally describes how such a construction of the magnetic core may enhance the benefits of using the scalable N-phase coupled inductor. The first and second magnetic cores may be formed into shapes that, when coupled together, may form a single scalable magnetic core. For example, the cores can be fashioned into shapes such as a U, an I, an H, a ring, a rectangle, and a comb, that cooperatively form the single magnetic core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Volterra Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Stratakos, Charles R. Sullivan, Jieli Li
  • Patent number: 8350059
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and intermediates useful in the preparation of macrolides, e.g., compounds of formula (IV) wherein R1-R12 are as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Eisai R&D Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Roch Boivin, Silvio A. Campagna, Hong Du, Francis G. Fang, Thomas Horstmann, Charles-Andre Lemelin, Jing Li, Pamela McGuinness, Xiang Niu, Matthew J. Schnaderbeck, Kevin (kuo-ming) Wu, Xiaojie (jeff) Zhu
  • Patent number: 8347889
    Abstract: A positioning device to facilitate the maintenance of a patent airway by correctly positioning a patient's head under anesthesia during an operation or procedure comprising at least one adjustable support including a plurality of segments or sections selectively positionable relative to adjacent segments or sections and selectively lockable relative to each other having a patient engaging member coupled to the proximal end portion thereof to engage a portion of the patient's head to maintain the position of the patient's head during an operation or procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy Joseph Farnum
  • Patent number: 8347010
    Abstract: An apparatus and method implemented in hardware and embedded software that improves performance, scalability, reliability, and affordability of Storage Area Network (SAN) systems or subsystems. The apparatus contains host computers (application servers, file servers, computer cluster systems, or desktop workstations), SAN controllers connected via a bus or network interconnect, disk drive enclosures with controllers connected via network interconnect, and physical drive pool or cluster of other data storage devices that share I/O traffic, providing distributed high performance centrally managed storage solution. This approach eliminates I/O bottlenecks and improves scalability and performance over the existing SAN architectures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Branislav Radovanovic
  • Patent number: 8344572
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electromotive part of an elevator drive, comprising a rotor (24) and a stator (10, 22), wherein windings of the stator and/or the rotor (24) are provided as single tooth windings. An electromotive part of an elevator drive, is provided as an internal rotor motor, and includes a rotor and a stator. Windings of the stator and/or the rotor are provided as single tooth windings, the windings are, at least in part, encapsulated, and the windings are provided as two-layer windings. A method for winding-up windings of an electromotive part of an elevator drive with two-layer windings, includes inserting the windings of individual phases as alternating upper and lower layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Thyssenkrupp Elevator AG
    Inventors: Nis-Anton Moellgaard, Uwe Resag, Jochen Schulze, Eberhard Vogler, Roland Naegele
  • Patent number: 8343572
    Abstract: The present invention is in relation to a composition of electrode material in the form of a coating, said composition represented by formula Mn1-xO/C, wherein Mn1-xO is the monoxide of manganese with x is ?0 and ?0.1 and C is carbon. In addition, the invention also provides a process for deposition of aforementioned composition in the form of a nanocomposite coat on the electrode of an electrochemical capacitor in the fields of automobile, aerospace engineering and applications, very large scale integrated circuits (VLSI) technology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Ashish Varade, Ajjampur Srinivasarao Shivashankar, Sukanya Dhar, Srinivasan Sampath
  • Patent number: 8343474
    Abstract: The invention relates to new compounds of Formula 1: [(O3/2)Si CH2CH2SX]a [Si(O4/2)]b[Si(O3/2V)]c. The compounds are useful as scavengers for the removal of unwanted organic and inorganic compounds, for solid phase extraction, for solid phase synthesis, for acid and metal mediated heterogeneous catalysis, for metal ion abstraction and for the immobilization of bio-molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Phosphonics Ltd.
    Inventors: John Robert Howe Wilson, Alice Caroline Sullivan, Siud Pui Man
  • Patent number: 8339088
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor arrangement (1) comprising a motor (4) on which a transmitter device (6) is arranged, a regulating device (2) which is spatially separated from the motor, communicates with the motor (4) via at least one motor line/connection line (10), and controls the movement of the motor, and at least one sensor device (8) which is arranged on the motor (4), detects at least one physical property of the motor, and emits a signal characterising said physical property, the transmitter device (6) being connected to the regulating device (2) via the connection line. According to the invention, there is a direct communication connection (9) between the sensor device (8) and the transmitter device (6), by which means the sensor device (8) transmits the characteristic signal directly to the transmitter device (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Rudolf Bodner, Helmut Kunkel
  • Patent number: 8338197
    Abstract: A method of building a light-emitting diode (LED) based lighting product includes mounting a plurality of unpackaged LED chips or LEDs directly on conductors on a surface of a two-sided panel, integrating the panel with support structure to form the lighting product such that at least one surface of the panel forms an external surface of the lighting product, and coupling a diffuser, with a distance from the diffuser to the surface of the LED chips or LEDs being at least twice an average spacing between adjacent LED chips or LEDs. A method of building a an LED chip-based lighting product includes mounting unpackaged LED chips directly on conductors formed on a surface of a two-sided panel, and mounting a cover plate to the LED chips such that light emitted from the LED chips passes through the cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Albeo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Bisberg
  • Patent number: 8339903
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a dual illumination watch face having a tritium gas tube coupled with a dial, minute hand or hour hand of the watch face, and phosphorescent material disposed with at least one of the dial, minute hand and hour hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: James Brewster Olmes
  • Patent number: 8331412
    Abstract: The present invention includes a vertical-cavity surface-emitting semiconductor laser diode having a resonator with a first distributed Bragg reflector, an active zone which has a p-n junction and is embedded into a semiconductor layer sequence, and a second distributed Bragg reflector. The semiconductor laser diode has an emission wavelength ?, wherein a periodic structure is arranged within the resonator as an optical grating made of semiconductive material and dielectric material, the main plane of extension of which is arranged substantially perpendicularly to the direction of emission of the semiconductor laser diode. The periodic structure is in direct contact with at least one of the semiconductor layers embedding the active zone and with at least one of the two distributed Bragg reflectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Vertilas GmbH
    Inventors: Markus-Christian Amann, Markus Ortsiefer
  • Patent number: 8329645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymyxin derivative wherein R1, R2 and R3 are optional and R1, R2, R3, R5, R8 and R9 are cationic or neutral amino acid residues selected so that the total number of positive charges at physiological pH is at least two but no more than three; and to a combination product comprising at least two such derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Northern Antibiotics Ltd.
    Inventors: Martti Sakari Vaara, Timo Ilmari Vaara
  • Patent number: 8329742
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for the use of compounds having formula (I) in the treatment of various disorders including inflammatory or autoimmune disorders, and disorders involving malignancy or increased angiogenesis, wherein R1-R11, t, X, Y, Z, and n are as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: EISAI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Roch Boivin, Kenichi Chiba, Jesse Chow, Hong Du, Yoshihito Eguchi, Masanori Fujita, Masaki Goto, Fabian Gusovsky, Jean-Christophe Harmange, Atsushi Inoue, Yimin Jiang, Megumi Kawada, Takatoshi Kawai, Yoshiyuki Kawakami, Akifumi Kimura, Makoto Kotake, Yoshikazu Kuboi, Charles-André Lemelin, Xiang-Yi Li, Tomohiro Matsushima, Yoshiharu Mizui, Kenzo Muramoto, Hideki Sakurai, Yong-Chun Shen, Hiroshi Shirota, Mark Spyvee, Isao Tanaka, John (Yuan) Wang, Satoshi Yamamoto, Naoki Yoneda
  • Patent number: 8330376
    Abstract: A cathodoluminescent lighting system has a light emitting device having an envelope with a transparent face, a cathode for emitting electrons, an anode with a phosphor layer and a conductor layer. The phosphor layer emits light through the transparent face of the envelope. The system also has a power supply for providing at least five thousand volts of power to the light emitting device, and the electrons transiting from cathode to anode are essentially unfocused. Additional embodiments responsive to triac-type dimmers with intensity and color-changes in response to dimmer control. A power-factor-corrected embodiment is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Vu1 Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Hunt, Regan Andrew Zane, Richard N. Herring
  • Patent number: 8330567
    Abstract: An asymmetrical coupled inductor includes a first and a second winding and a core. The core is formed of a magnetic material and magnetically couples together the windings. The core is configured such that a leakage inductance value of the first winding is greater than a leakage inductance value of the second winding. The coupled inductor is included, for example, in a multi-phase DC-to-DC converter. A DC-to-DC converter including a symmetrical coupled inductor includes at least one additional inductor electrically coupled in series with one or more of the coupled inductor's windings. A controller for a DC-to-DC converter including a first phase having an effective inductance value greater than an effective inductance value of a second phase is configured to shut down the second phase while the first phase remains operational during a light load operating condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Volterra Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Alexandr Ikriannikov, Ognjen Djekic
  • Patent number: 8328853
    Abstract: A Static Compression Device (SC device) for active, measurable compression of a fusion graft by the surgeon at the time of surgery is disclosed. The SC device is attachable to adjacent vertebral bodies or other pieces of bone and has a device that applies compressive force to the adjacent vertebral bodies or pieces of bone to assist fusion according to Wolffs law. The SC device has a locking mechanism that maintains the compression applied at surgery, but prevents further compression (settling) from occurring after surgery. The SC device allows the surgeon the ability to compress a segment, measure the applied compression, and lock the segment in the compressed position. In one embodiment of the invention, the pressure is applied to the SC device through a compression device that applies a desired and measurable amount of force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: IB Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Zaki G. Ibrahim, Theodore P. Bertele
  • Patent number: 8331751
    Abstract: An apparatus for illuminating a sample includes a planar waveguide. The planar waveguide includes a first substrate, including a first outer surface and a first inner surface, and a second substrate, including a second outer surface and a second inner surface. The first and second inner surfaces of the first and second substrates, respectively, are spaced apart from each other and partly define a volume for confining the sample therein. The apparatus also includes a light source for providing light directed toward the planar waveguide, such that the light is optically coupled to and contained within the planar waveguide between the outer surfaces of the first and second substrates, while illuminating at least a portion of the sample confined within the volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: mBio Diagnositcs, Inc.
    Inventors: Marie J. Delaney, Kevin D. Moll
  • Patent number: D671862
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Advantage Pro Sports, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Metsker
  • Patent number: D672305
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Bone Mountain Promotions, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Bone, Lisa J. Bone