Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8314362
    Abstract: A device for processing a workpiece using a plurality of parallel laser beams includes a focusing optical system displaceable in a direction of an axis of symmetry configured to focus each of the plurality of parallel laser beams onto a common focusing plane, and wherein the plurality of laser beams include a first and a second laser beam pair, each containing two laser beams equidistant from the axis of symmetry. The device further includes a reflector assembly having at least two reflectors each having a plurality of reflection surfaces displaceable relative to one another in a direction of the axis of symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: LPKF Laser & Electronics AG
    Inventors: Matthias Kuester, Christian Krieg, Gennadij Kusnezow, Marc Hueske
  • Patent number: 8313715
    Abstract: A process for producing metal oxide from metal salts includes cleaning a metal salt in a filter. After cleaning, the metal salt is dried in a drying apparatus. Steam is formed in the drying apparatus. The metal salt is preheated in at least one preheating stage. The metal salt is calcined to metal oxide in a fluidized-bed reactor. The metal oxide is cooled. The steam formed in the drying apparatus is recirculated into the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Outotec Oyj
    Inventors: Michael Missalla, Guenter Schneider, Jan Jarzembowski, Erwin Schmidbauer
  • Patent number: 8309231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an acoustical tile that includes a core and a surface treatment. The surface treatment comprises a formaldehyde-free latex binder, the binder including at least one formaldehyde-free biocide. The present invention also provides a process of manufacturing an acoustical tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: USG Interiors, LLC
    Inventors: Adelaida Carbo, Gary Hacker, Charles Byers, Scott Daryl Cimaglio
  • Patent number: 8307832
    Abstract: A method for changing a property of an eye uses a continuously multifocal profile that includes a component for increasing a focal depth. The method includes calculating the component for increasing the focal depth to be rotation-symmetrical. Alternatively, or in addition, the calculating is carried out so as to optimize an encircled energy criterion over an extended range of depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Eckhard Schroeder, Matthias Wottke, Rudolf von Buenau
  • Patent number: 8310518
    Abstract: A videoconference system and a management method thereof are provided. The videoconference system includes: terminals; multipoint control units (MCUs), as the superior level for the terminals, for controlling the corresponding terminals; conference management systems, as the superior level for the MCUs, for performing dispatching and control for the local conference site; and conference coordination systems, as the superior level for the conference management systems, for coordinating corresponding conference management systems and neighboring conference coordination systems to perform dispatching and control for the entire conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liquan Zhang, Jianqing Chen
  • Patent number: 8309349
    Abstract: The invention provides a cell line complementing HSV ICP4, ICP27, and UL55 genes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Joseph C. Glorioso, Darren Wolfe, David Krisky
  • Patent number: 8311016
    Abstract: A charging process method, relating to communication network, is disclosed according to embodiments of the present invention. The method includes receiving a charging request containing a type of a second method when the method for a user equipment to access a packet data network gateway has been changed from a first method to the second method; performing, based on the charging request, charging control over the used service units in a charging mode corresponding to the first method for the user equipment to access the packet data network gateway and reserving service units for the charging session for the second method based on a charging mode corresponding to the second method for the user equipment to access the packet data network gateway. A network system, a packet data network gateway and a charging system are provided according to embodiments of the present invention accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun Li, Mingjun Shan, Jiao Kang, Xin Shi
  • Patent number: 8310394
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for communicating over a network is provided. The method includes selecting between location-sensing methods for an LBA, such as between GPS and network triangulation. For each location-sensing method, a dynamic determination is made as to whether the accuracy of the location-sensing method, in the current environment, meets the application requirements. If two or more location-sensing methods meet the application requirements, then, location-sensing method selected is the location-sensing method that, from among the location-sensing methods that meet the application requirement, consumes the least power. Otherwise, the location-sensing method that is most accurate for the current environment is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Kyu-Han Kim, Zhenyun Zhuang, Jatinder Pal Singh
  • Patent number: 8307844
    Abstract: A tank for transporting liquids is equipped with a variable volume system. The system provides for the ability to define a variable maximum fluid volume capacity of the tank. The tank is mounted to a vehicle for transport. In one embodiment, the tank is a water tank for use in dispensing water in a working area in order to control dust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: LeRoy G. Hagenbuch
  • Patent number: 8308643
    Abstract: A method for generating hardness information of tissue subject to a varying pressure. The method comprises receiving signals from the tissue from a sensor for measuring the deformation of the tissue in a measuring plane defined by the sensor, which sensor, during a varying pressure exerted on the tissue, is moved along the tissue in a direction transverse to the measuring plane; identifying strain of the tissue from the resulting signals; and relating the strain to elasticity and/or hardness parameters of the tissue. The method may comprise the step of displaying elasticity and/or hardness parameters of a tissue surface or tissue volume part extending practically parallel to the direction of motion of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Stichting voor de Technische Wetenschappen
    Inventors: Antonius Franciscus Wilhelmus van der Steen, Christoffel Leendert de Korte, Frits Mastik, Johannes Antonius Schaar
  • Patent number: 8309313
    Abstract: The invention provides glycated peptides and glycated fragments and glycated variants thereof, antibodies and aptamers which bind thereto, compositions and kits comprising the same, related conjugates, and a database comprising data indicating the concentration of glycated peptides present in diabetic and non-diabetic persons. The invention also provides a method of monitoring glycemic control, a method of treating or preventing diabetes, a method of preventing a complication of diabetes, a method of monitoring the status of diabetes, a method of determining the efficacy of a diabetes treatment, as well as methods of detecting diabetes or a predisposition thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventor: Perry J. Blackshear
  • Patent number: 8309573
    Abstract: The invention provides a salt of (R)-3-[2-(2-hydroxymethylpyrrolidin-1-yl)ethyl]-5-methyl-2H-isoquinolin-1-one and a crystal thereof. (R)-3-[2-(2-Hydroxymethylpyrrolidin-1-ypethyl]-5-methyl-2H-1-isoquinolin-1-one monophosphate is a compound which is chemically stable, has high solubility, and shows less weight change due to humidity as compared to a free form and monohydrochloride dihydrate, and is superior as a bulk drug for pharmaceutical products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Fujio, Toshihiko Tanaka, Hisao Takayanagi, Hiroyuki Satoh, Takanori Ito
  • Patent number: 8307678
    Abstract: A gauge control apparatus reduces deviation of an actual plate thickness from a target plate thickness on the delivery side of a rolling mill, in all speed ranges, and produces good products by controlling plate thickness considering changes in the oil film thickness of oil film bearings of backup rolls and the deformation resistance of a rolled material with respect to rolling speeds. The gauge control apparatus computes an oil film thickness compensation value to compensate for increase and decrease of the gap resulting from a change in thickness of the oil film bearing attributable to rolling speeds, an acceleration compensation value to compensate for increase and decrease of plate thickness on the delivery side of the rolling mill resulting from a change in deformation resistance of the rolled material attributable to rolling speeds, and deviation of the predicted plate thickness from the target plate thickness, in consideration of the computed compensation values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Tachibana
  • Patent number: 8307487
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cleaning device particularly for grassed areas. The cleaning device includes a cylindrical brush in contact with a rear roller to clean the roller. The brush can be adjusted to a working height relative to the chassis of the device, along an arcuate path having a center situated on the longitudinal axis of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: SAS Dairon
    Inventors: Michel Maurice Dairon, Jose Alain Loyer
  • Patent number: 8309687
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide diagnostic reagents, pharmaceuticals and the like for particular diseases, and providing means that are useful in developing such reagents, pharmaceuticals and the like. The present invention provides a novel polypeptide and a specific partial peptide thereof, as well as a novel polynucleotide and a specific partial nucleotide thereof, that can be used as cancer-specific biomarkers; an expression vector for such a polynucleotide and a specific partial peptide thereof; a transformant incorporating such an expression vector; an antisense molecule, RNAi-inducing nucleic acid (e.g., siRNA), aptamer, or antibody for a cancer-specific biomarker, and a composition comprising the same; a mammalian cell or non-human mammal wherein the expression or a function of a cancer-specific biomarker is regulated; a measuring means (e.g., primer set, nucleic acid probe, antibody, aptamer) for a cancer-specific biomarker, and a reagent comprising them and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Reverse Proteomics Research Institute Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ai Wakamatsu, Junichi Yamamoto, Takao Isogai
  • Patent number: 8303709
    Abstract: The invention provides a set gypsum-containing product having increased resistance to permanent deformation and a method for preparing it comprising forming a mixture of a calcium sulfate material, water, and an appropriate amount of one or more enhancing materials chosen from condensed phosphoric acids, each of which comprises 2 or more phosphoric acid units; and salts or ions of condensed phosphates, each of which comprises 2 or more phosphate units. The mixture is then maintained under conditions sufficient for the calcium sulfate material to form a set gypsum material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Qiang Yu, Steven W. Sucech, Brent E. Groza, Raymond J. Mlinac, Frederick T. Jones, Paul J. Henkels
  • Patent number: 8306560
    Abstract: A method and system for configuring a telematics device is constructed so as to use two-way short message service (SMS) to provide improved configuration execution. Mobile identification number (MIN), Mobile Directory Number (MDH), Home System Identification (SID) number, SID/NID pairs, NAI/password for packet data, over the air service provisioning (OTASP) number, and Preferred Roaming List (PRL) flag can be easily updated with no manual or voice channel configuration actions. In addition, other system settings such as button behavior, language, call barring, adding units to hands-free calling, etc. may be updated as well. In an example, a series of binary SMS messages configures the telematics device, with a subset of the messages being used specifically for configuration while the remaining message initiates a packet data session to complete additional configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Kevin R. Krause, Ki-Hak Yi, Elizabeth Chesnutt
  • Patent number: D670431
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Belwith Products, LLC
    Inventors: Gary L. Myers, John D. Veleris, Michael Aaron Cohen, Lisa Kay Koskela, Alyssa M. Nuest
  • Patent number: D670545
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Cedomir Repac
  • Patent number: D670653
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Sven Severing