Patents Represented by Attorney Marshall, Gerstein & Borun
  • Patent number: 8338399
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for administering a DHEA derivative or a physiologically acceptable salt, ester or ether thereof for one of decreasing body weight, reducing adipose tissue, increasing endurance, as an anti-aging compound and generating production of red blood cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Proprietary Wellness, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Marchewitz
  • Patent number: 8338874
    Abstract: A flash memory device includes a substrate; a cell stack having a semiconductor layer for providing junction areas and channel areas and an interlayer isolation layer for insulating the semiconductor layer, wherein the semiconductor layer and the interlayer isolation layer are repeatedly stacked; an array of gate columns, the gate columns penetrating through the cell stack, perpendicular to the substrate; and a trap layered stack introduced into an interface between the gate columns and the cell stack to store charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
    Inventors: Hack Seob Shin, Kyoung Hwan Park, Young Ok Hong, Yu Jin Park
  • Patent number: 8339394
    Abstract: A method and system for applying photo texture to geolocated 3D models operates within a 3D modeling system. The modeling system includes a modeling application operating on a workstation and a database of geotagged imagery. A 3D model created or edited within the 3D modeling system is geolocated such that every point in the 3D modeling space corresponds to a real world location. For a selected surface, the method and system search the database of imagery to identify in the database one or more images depicting the selected surface of the 3D model. The method and system identify the boundaries of the selected surface within the image by transforming two or more sets of coordinates from the 3D modeling space to a coordinate space corresponding to the image. The portion of the image corresponding to the selected surface is copied and mapped to the selected surface of the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Lininger
  • Patent number: 8340124
    Abstract: A method detects a bandwidth that is transmitted by a transmitter in a radio communications system, which is based on transmission frames. The transmission frames comprise a fixed time extension and a variable spectral extension. The transmission frames consist of a plurality of sub-units. Each sub-unit of the transmission frames contains a control channel, which is subdivided into two sub-control channels. The two sub-control channels are arranged at the spectral edges of the sub-units of the transmission frames. The transmitted bandwidth is investigated by determining the spectral extension of the transmission frame. The spectral extension of the transmission frame is determined by determining the spectral position of the sub-control channels in the sub-units of the transmission frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heino Gerlach, Adrian Schumacher
  • Patent number: 8340164
    Abstract: A measuring system is used for testing a feedback signal transmitted by a communications device within a communications system. The measuring system comprises an antenna system and a measuring device. The measuring device transmits a signal to a communications device via the air interface and the antenna system. The communications device receives the signal and generates a feedback signal dependent upon transmission conditions of the signal, which it has determined, and transmits it to the measuring device. The measuring device measures the actual reception quality of the signal in the communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Christina Gessner
  • Patent number: 8336583
    Abstract: A writing instrument includes a barrel having a hollow channel, an open end and a closed end. A cartridge is slidably movable in the hollow channel and the cartridge has a nib in fluid communication with a reservoir. An arm is pivotably mounted to the barrel and a cap is attached to the arm, the cap is adapted to close the open end of the barrel when the arm is in a closed position. As the arm pivots, moving the cap from the closed position to an open position, the cartridge extends toward the open end of the barrel and exposes the nib. When the arm is rotated approximately 180 degrees, the nib is fully extended and ready for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventors: Barry H. Jacobs, Andrew Bielecki
  • Patent number: 8340371
    Abstract: A biodetector permits formation of an image of the inner face of the hand or of a finger of a user when the hand or the finger (101) is placed in front of an image-forming device (11), at a defined height (F). The height is adapted such that the biodetection image is sufficiently clear and is indicated to the user by means of a sign (40) projected onto the outer face of the hand or of the finger. Such a biodetector does not require the hand or finger to be applied to a support surface, and it permits intuitive and rapid use of the biodetector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Morpho
    Inventor: Francoise Dufresne De Virel
  • Patent number: 8338172
    Abstract: The present Invention provides novel methods for immortalizing cells that secrete antibodies of one or more specific isotypes. Polyclonal, oligoclonal, and monoclonal populations of cells obtained using the methods of the Invention can be screened on the basis of the functional and/or binding activities of the antibodies they secrete, for example directed to antigens of human or viral origin having medical interest, in cell culture conditions. Using these methods, human B cells that secrete antibodies binding human Cytomegalovirus, Herpes Simplex Virus, or HSP60 protein have been efficiently immortalized with Epstein-Barr virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ribovax Biotechnologies S.A.
    Inventors: Ada Funaro, Gianni Garotta, Marianne Murphy
  • Patent number: 8338883
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a transistor comprising a gate, a source, a drain, and a gate insulating layer, and an auxiliary line formed over the drain and electrically insulated from the drain. During a turn-off operation of the transistor, voltage to increase a resistance of the drain is supplied to the auxiliary line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
    Inventor: Sun Mi Park
  • Patent number: 8336594
    Abstract: A labeling unit having a label holder for at least one first size or format of label, at least one transfer-plate shaft which is at least drivable in rotation and which carries at least one transfer plate for the first size or format of label, a gripper cylinder at least able to be driven in rotation which carries controlled grippers set at least to the first size or format of label, and having pressure-applying members on the gripper cylinder which are associated with the grippers. The label holder, the transfer plate and the gripper cylinder are three main sub-assemblies of the labeling unit which define a transfer path for labels, which co-operate with one another at positions for co-operation and which can be converted for a change of size or format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Horst Winter
  • Patent number: 8337872
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions having a rapid and persistent antiviral effectiveness against influenza viruses, including avian flu viruses, are disclosed. The antimicrobial compositions contain (a) a disinfecting alcohol, (b) an organic acid, and (c) water, wherein the composition has a pH of about 5 or less and the nonvolatile components of the composition are capable of forming a barrier film or layer on a treated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventors: Janice L. Fuls, Nancy D. Rodgers, Richard F. Theiler, Daniel E. Pedersen, John J. Rolando, Richard K. Staub
  • Patent number: 8337800
    Abstract: A process for producing a filmy graphite includes the steps of forming a polyimide film having a birefringence of 0.12 or more and heat-treating the polyimide film at 2,400° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Nishikawa, Mutsuaki Murakami, Kiyokazu Akahori
  • Patent number: 8334082
    Abstract: A sensitive liquid crystalline polymeric material suitable for the reflective hologram recording and the preparing method thereof are disclosed. The material includes a base film, a buffer layer coated on one side of the base film, a sensitive polymeric layer coated on the other side of the buffer layer and a protective layer coated on the surface of the sensitive polymeric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Shanghai Techsun Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Holding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liangheng Xu, Yun Gao, Renshun You, Kai Yang, Xuewen Xu
  • Patent number: 8333959
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a method of preparing and delivering small particles of a pharmaceutically active material to a mammalian subject for treating diseases or disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A., Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska by and Behalf of the University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Inventors: James E. Kipp, Barrett E. Rabinow
  • Patent number: 8334139
    Abstract: This invention relates to several plasmids which are useful for genetically transforming plant cells. A first plasmid, such as pMON120, contains a T-DNA border, one or more marker genes, a unique cleavage site, and a region of Ti plasmid homology. A gene which is expressed in plant cells may be inserted into this plasmid to obtain a derivative plasmid, such as pMON128 which expresses neomycin phosphotransferase in plant cells. The derivative plasmid is inserted into a suitable microorganism, such as A. tumefaciens which contains a Ti plasmid. The inserted plasmids recombine with Ti plasmids to form co-integrate plasmids. Only a single crossover event is required to create the desired co-integrate plasmid. A. tumefaciens cells with co-integrate plasmids are selected and co-cultured with plant cells. The co-integrate Ti plasmids enter the plant cells and insert a segment of T-DNA which does not contain tumorigenic genes into the plant genome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Fraley, Stephen G. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8334105
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for identifying modulators of cardiac troponin I activity as well as methods for using N-terminally truncated forms of cTnI to monitor the function of the circulatory system in general, and the heart in particular, of an organism such as man. Additionally, the invention provides methods of treating circulatory diseases, disorders or conditions, such as cardiac diseases and conditions, by administering a therapeutically effective amount of a modulator of the N-terminal structure of cTnI, such as a molecule capable of binding to the N-terminus of full-length cTnI, a molecule that modulates cTnI phosphorylation and/or N-terminal proteolytic cleavage, or by administering N-terminally truncated cTnI or a polynucleotide encoding that protein or polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Northshore University Healthsystem
    Inventor: Jian-Ping Jin
  • Patent number: 8333851
    Abstract: A method for producing a two-phase stainless steel pipe, which comprises: preparing a two-phase stainless steel material consisting of, by mass %, C: 0.03% or less, Si: 1% or less, Mn: 0.1 to 2%, Cr: 20 to 35%, Ni: 3 to 10%, Mo: 0 to 4%, W: 0.5 to 6%, Cu: 0 to 3% and N: more than 0.175 and up to 0.35%, and the balance being Fe and impurities; forming a material pipe by subjecting to a hot working: and performing a cold drawing, where the cold drawing is characterized in being performed under the conditions that the working ratio Rd, in terms of the reduction of area, in the final cold drawing step is within a range from 5 to 35%, and the following formula (1) is satisfied: Rd(%)?(MYS?55)/17.2?{1.2×Cr+3.0×(Mo+0.5×W)}??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Suwabe
  • Patent number: 8333122
    Abstract: A device for applying a force to a planar surface includes a tub, a cavity, a membrane, and an opening. The tub includes a bottom wall, at least one sidewall, and a cavity defined between the bottom and sidewalls. The membrane is disposed within the cavity and a perimeter edge of the membrane is fixed to the tub. The opening is formed in the tub and adapted to receive a pressurized fluid to fill a portion of the cavity below the membrane to displace at least a portion of the membrane away from the bottom wall to apply a force to the planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: UL LLC
    Inventors: Marijo Cosic, Stefan Scheller, Thomas Malysa
  • Patent number: 8333995
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions of methods of making and compositions small compositions of particles of an active agent. In accordance with the method of production, the active agent is dissolved in an aqueous or aqueous-miscible solvent containing a dissolved phase-separation enhancing agent (PSEA) to form a solution in a single liquid phase. The solution is subjected to a liquid-solid phase separation to cause the active agent to form small spherical that are substantially amorphous or non-crystalline and are injectable through fine gauge needles at high concentrations. The invention has special application for higher molecular weight proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Baxter International, Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Larry Brown, Vered Bisker-Leib, Debra LaFreniere, John McGeehan, Julia Rashba-Step, Terrence Scott
  • Patent number: D672929
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Shop Vac Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Gottschall, Craig A. Seasholtz, John Griffin