Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Leydig, Voit & Mayer
  • Patent number: 8327686
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the photo-acoustic identification and quantification of one or more analyte species present in a gaseous or liquid medium in low concentration utilizing a laser and a resonant optical cavity containing the medium and having within the cavity at least two partially transparent mirrors, one of which is a cavity coupling mirror and one of which is moveably mounted on an assembly responsive to an input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: LI-COR, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Kachanov, Serguei Koulikov
  • Patent number: 8332693
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for failure notification are provided. The method includes: sending, when it is detected that a failure occurs in a multicast label switch path, failure information to a downstream node of a multicast tree where a failed point locates, where the multicast label switch path is established based on a multicast label distribution protocol; and forwarding the failure information through the downstream node, where the failure information arrives at a leaf node of the multicast tree where the failed point locates. According to the method and the apparatus for failure notification of the present invention, finally, the failure information is transmitted to a leaf node. After the failure information is obtained, the leaf node may take appropriate measure to ensure the normal service and improve the reliability of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Cao, Guoyi Chen
  • Patent number: 8323785
    Abstract: A reduced weight, reduced density gypsum panel that includes high expansion vermiculite with fire resistance capabilities that are at least comparable to (if not better than) commercial fire rated gypsum panels with a much greater gypsum content, weight and density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Qiang Yu, Srinivas Veeramasuneni, Weixin D. Song, Wenqi Luan
  • Patent number: 8325675
    Abstract: A data processing method when the handover or change appears between systems includes the source data forwarding network element forwards the data to the user plane anchor network element; the user plane anchor network element forwards the data to the target side processing network element. A data processing method when the handover or change appears between systems is also provided by the present invention, which includes: the user plane anchor network element receives the message indication, transmits the data to at least one of the source data forwarding network element and the target side processing network element; the user plane anchor network element updates the route of the user plane, and transmits the data to the target side processing network element according to the updated route of the user plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenfu Wu, Weihua Hu
  • Patent number: 8324846
    Abstract: A retarding system for an electric drive machine (100) includes a direct current (DC) link (312), at which a DC voltage is developed, disposed between a rectifier (206) and an inverter (208). A first contactor switch (216) electrically communicates with a first rail of the DC link (312), and a second contactor switch (216) electrically communicates with a second rail of the DC link (312). A first resistor grid (214) is connected in series between the first contactor switch (216) and the second contactor switch (216). The first resistor grid (214) dissipates electrical energy in the form of heat by conducting a current between the first rail and the second rail of the DC link (312) when the first contactor switch (216) and the second contactor switch (216) are closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Marchand, Matthew E. Williams, Gerald Brown, John Gunzburger
  • Patent number: 8326527
    Abstract: The described method and system for providing navigation assistance to a user of a mobile navigation system includes presenting a web interface to the user, the web interface having one or more user-selectable fields including a destination field. Through the interface, the user can identify a desired destination and download data associated with the destination to a database associated with a call center. Later, the user may download the data to their mobile navigation device, e.g., their vehicle telematics unit, for navigational assistance. In an implementation, such assistance is provided in the form of turn-by-turn directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Ross, Edward P. Chrumka
  • Patent number: 8326590
    Abstract: A method for simulating a movement zone of a robot having at least one data processing installation, simulating at least one movement path of the robot, comprises providing a number of selectable points on the at least one movement path of the robot, calculating a braking path for each of the selectable points, calculating a virtual movement zone based on the braking paths and a maximum position reachable by the robot for the respective at least one movement path, and carrying out the simulation of functions of the robot off-line using a software module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Soenke Kock, Adam Loeschner, Christoph Winterhalter, Kevin Behnisch, Roland Krieger
  • Patent number: 8325682
    Abstract: A resource release control method, a communication system, and a device are configured to delete a bearer context on an original-side heterogeneous-system management network element (NE) even if a target-side management NE does not support interaction with a serving gateway (S-GW) and does not support an idle mode signaling reduction (ISR) mechanism. The resource release control method includes: acquiring version information of a target-side management NE, when a user equipment (UE) activating an ISR mechanism is handed over from an original-side network to a target-side network; and deleting a bearer of an original-side heterogeneous-system management NE, if the version information indicates that the target-side management NE does not interact with an S-GW and does not support the ISR mechanism. Meanwhile, a communication system and a relevant device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Huaweie Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weihua Hu, Yanping Zhang
  • Patent number: 8326682
    Abstract: Subscriber travel behavior is defined using cellular call location data. The defined travel behavior is used to segment the customer population. In a further aspect of the disclosed principles, a method to consolidate numerous of price plans is disclosed wherein price plans are grouped using cluster analysis. In the context of this disclosure, the term “cluster analysis” encompasses a number of different algorithms and methods for grouping objects of similar kind into respective categories to thus organize observed data into meaningful structures. In this context, cluster analysis is a data analysis process for sorting different objects into groups in a way that the degree of association between two objects is maximal if they belong to the same group and minimal otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: United States Cellular Corporation
    Inventors: John Redford, Claudio Taglienti, Michael Irizarry, Narothum Saxena
  • Patent number: 8322163
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an optical fiber preform is described that includes detecting structural integrity of the tube during a collapsing phase utilizing a fluid flow that is fed to the tube. Also, a system for manufacturing optical fiber preforms is described that comprises a holder configured to hold a tube, a heater configured to heat at least part of the tube to a tube collapsing temperature, and a fluid supply system configured to supply a fluid to the tube held by the holder. The system comprises a tube integrity monitor configured to monitor structural integrity of the tube, during a collapsing phase, by monitoring the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Draka Comteq B.V.
    Inventors: Igor Milicevic, Mattheus Jacobus Nicolaas Van Stralen, Johannes Antoon Hartsuiker, Roland Heuvelmans
  • Patent number: 8325690
    Abstract: A method and a coordinator of superframe management are disclosed. The method includes receiving, by a coordinator, a GTS request from a node; determining the type of the node; allocating GTS in an active period based on GTS characteristics carried in the GTS request when the node is determined as an energy restricted device; allocating GTS in an active period and an inactive period based on GTS characteristics carried in the GTS request when the node is determined as an energy unrestricted device. As can be seen from the method of the present invention, for an energy unrestricted device, allocated GTS may extend to an inactive period. Since the length of slots allocated to the energy unrestricted node is extended, the QoS of the energy unrestricted node is improved and guaranteed. Meanwhile, since the method of the present invention considers and makes full use of the inactive period in the superframe, the network throughput is improved significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pei Liu
  • Patent number: 8326470
    Abstract: The described method and system improve electric-power driving range for electric vehicles, i.e., electric-only, hybrid electric, and other vehicles that draw electrical power from an on-board storage system for propulsion and auxiliary functions such as HVAC, defroster, defogger, seat heaters, seat coolers, etc. The described system uses an alternate energy source off-board of the vehicle, e.g., the municipal power grid, to power and run vehicle systems while the vehicle is plugged into the grid. The system also provides the user with the ability to remotely choose via an electronic medium or telematics system among multiple available alternate sources of energy to power vehicle systems. The user may remotely trigger the use of the selected source and may also remotely activate and deactivate vehicle systems powered by the alternative energy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventor: Sanjeev C. Mirle
  • Patent number: 8323252
    Abstract: Provided is a method of treating skin ulcers and related complications in patients by administering an oxidative reduction potential (ORP) water solution that is stable for at least twenty-four hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Hojabr Alimi, Andres Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 8322879
    Abstract: A multi-wavelength semiconductor laser device includes a plate stem; a prism shaped submount with a bottom face on a face of the stem; laser diodes having emission wavelengths different from each other are mounted on lateral sides of the submount so that their respective emission points are positioned at substantially the same distance from a center axis of the stem; and lead pins penetrating the stem are located along and opposite edge lines between adjacent pairs of the lateral sides of the submount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Abe
  • Patent number: 8323136
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tensioning rail for a chain drive, in particular a timing chain drive of an internal combustion engine, comprising a base body (11) and a pressure body (1) connected to the base body which provides a pressing area (2) for pressing a chain tensioner, wherein a pressing surface (4) of the pressure body (1) which faces the chain tensioner during use is formed with a channel device (5). The invention also relates to a tensioning device for an endless drive element, in particular a timing chain of an internal combustion engine, comprising a tensioning rail which can be pushed on the endless drive element having a base body (11) and a pressure body (1) which can be connected to the base body (11) and which provides a pressing area, and having a chain tensioner which presses on the pressing area (2) of the pressure body (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: IWIS Motorsysteme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dag Heinrich, Christian Bauer, Markus Aurnhammer, Renzo Perissinotto
  • Patent number: 8326507
    Abstract: A method is described which is used to check the correct function of the under-pressure brake system of a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine and in particular of the output signals of a pressure sensor. The pressure sensor is arranged in the under-pressure region of the brake system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. H.C.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Tobias Maria Berr
  • Patent number: 8323663
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an adenoviral vector comprising at least one nucleic acid sequence encoding an aphthovirus antigen and/or a cytokine operably linked to a promoter. The adenoviral vector is replication-deficient and requires at most complementation of both the E1 region and the E4 region of the adenoviral genome for propagation. The invention also is directed to a method of inducing an immune response in a mammal comprising administering to the mammal a composition comprising the aforementioned adenoviral vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: GenVec, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas E. Brough, Joseph T. Bruder, C. Richter King, Marvin J. Grubman, John G. Neilan
  • Patent number: 8323961
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising four adenoviral vectors, each comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding a clade A HIV Env protein, a clade B HIV Env protein, a clade C HIV Env protein, and a clade B HIV Gag-Pol fusion protein, respectively. The invention also provides a method of inducing an immune response against HIV-1 in an animal comprising administering the composition to the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, GenVex, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary J. Nabel, Bimal Chakrabarti, Wing-Pui Kong, Yue Huang, Zengguang Wang, legal representative, Zhi-Yong Yang, Jason G. D. Gall, C. Richter King
  • Patent number: 8326495
    Abstract: In a regulating system and method of regulating the chassis of a motor vehicle, sensor data which are present for regulating the suspension and the damping of a vehicle body vehicle and describe the suspension state are forwarded to the regulating module of an antilock brake system. A state of the motor vehicle with regard to a brow situation can be determined from the sensor data. The sensor data or the state with regard to the brow situation are/is taken into consideration in the regulating module of the antilock brake system when determining control signals for regulating the brake pressure in brake apparatuses which are assigned to the wheels, in particular in the brake cylinders. This increases the driving safety considerably when driving over a brow and immediately after driving over a brow and increases the efficiency and reliability of the antilock brake system substantially in corresponding driving situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Christian Steinle
  • Patent number: D671897
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Kettern, Alexander Bender