Patents Represented by Attorney McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
  • Patent number: 8350208
    Abstract: Two-terminal multi junction photodetectors and focal plane arrays for multi-color detection or imaging acquisition can be formed by connecting photodiodes with different bandgaps or wavelengths, through tunnel diodes, in series with the same polarization. Under reverse bias in the dark, the total current going through such multi junction photodetectors is dictated by the smallest reverse saturation current of the photodiodes. When in operating mode, a set of light sources with different wavelengths corresponding to each individual photodiode can be used to optically bias all the photodiodes except the detecting photodiode Under illumination, all other photodiodes work in the photovoltaic mode and have much higher maximum possible reverse currents than the detecting photodiode. As a result, the total current of the multi junction photodetector is dictated by the detecting photodiode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents, a body corporate of the State of Arizona, acting for and on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Yong-Hang Zhang, Ding Ding, Elizabeth Steenbergen
  • Patent number: 8348763
    Abstract: A method for implementing a Live Dealer game is disclosed. A live feed of game-play at a gaming table is sent to a remote player. During play, a server receives an indication of a rank and suit of a dealt card. If the card has not yet been revealed at the gaming table, the server will delay transmitting to the remote player data indicating the rank and suit of the dealt card. Upon receipt of a status signal indicating that the card has been revealed at the gaming table, the server will transmit the data indicating the rank and suit of the dealt card to the remote player, thereby substantially synchronizing transmitting the data indicating the rank and suit of the dealt card to the remote player with revealing the card at the gaming table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cork Group Trading Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Paul Moshal, Carl Goodwin, Grant Smith
  • Patent number: 8352356
    Abstract: A method and system are described for providing a trader with the ability to quickly configure the quoting side of a trading tool, without experiencing the normal delays associated with conventional methods of quoting. In spread trading, an automated spread trading tool may automatically work an order to buy or sell a tradeable object. A user may configure the trading tool to work an order in a certain tradeable object first. The system allows the user to essentially on-the-fly configure the trading tool to work a second order in another tradeable object, and in response to the change, the system can take specific actions such as deleting the order in the first tradeable object and automatically entering the second order in the other tradeable object. This allows the trader to trade quickly and efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventor: Simon Tam
  • Patent number: 8352344
    Abstract: A network device coalesces data received from an exchange, and provides a user with the opportunity to receive fewer, but up-to-date, data updates from an exchange when duplicate prices become available or a large volume of prices becomes available suddenly. Accordingly, the trader can be assured of receiving non-duplicated prices that are fed at a rate that is cohesive with that trader's connection speed. The present invention is designed to conserve on bandwidth thereby increasing the likelihood that bandwidth will be available to receive desirable market information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jens-Uwe Schluetter, Stephen A. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 8349318
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for enhancing efficiency of prodrugs by specifically engineered enzymes with altered or enhanced activity and broader substrate specificity towards nucleoside analogs used in cancer chemotherapy, and delivering the enzymes to specific target cells in a patient. The invention also provides modified deoxycytidine kinase (dCK) mutants with such enhanced activities. Furthermore, the invention provides antibody-conjugated enzymes, pharmaceutical composition and kit containing the same, that can be specifically delivered to tumor cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Arnon Lavie, Manfred Konrad
  • Patent number: 8349609
    Abstract: The invention relates to culture systems, methods, and conditions that allow pluripotent undifferentiated hESCs or iPSCs to progressively and uniformly differentiate into cells of the chondrogenic lineage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Caroline Dealy, Robert Kosher
  • Patent number: 8349039
    Abstract: Processes are provided for capturing and recycling carbonaceous fines generated during a gasification process. In particular, the recycled fines are processed into a particulate composition which is useable as a carbonaceous feedstock and is conversion into a gas stream comprising methane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: GreatPoint Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Earl T. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8348756
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for inputting a password using a game. The method includes displaying, on a display unit, a password image corresponding to at least one password information, displaying, on the display unit, at least one obstacle image, displaying, on the display unit, a character image moved based on movement information received from an external input unit, determining whether the character image is in contact with the password image, and controlling a user authentication procedure to be performed based on the at least one password information corresponding to the password image when the character image is in contact with the password image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Neople, Inc.
    Inventors: Yun Jong Kim, Nam Gyu An
  • Patent number: 8344333
    Abstract: A photonic crystal substrate exhibiting resonant enhancement of multiple fluorophores has been demonstrated. The device, which can be fabricated uniformly from plastic materials over a ˜3×5 in2 surface area by nanoreplica molding, features a 1-D periodic grating structure which utilizes two distinct resonant modes to enhance electric field stimulation of a first dye excited by a first laser (e.g., ?=632.8 nm laser exciting cyanine-5) and a second dye excited by a second laser (e.g., ?=532 nm laser exciting cyanine-3). The first and second lasers could be replaced by a single variable wavelength (tunable) laser. Resonant coupling of the laser excitation to the photonic crystal surface is obtained for each wavelength at a distinct incident angle ?. The photonic crystal is capable of amplifying the output of any fluorescent dye with an excitation wavelength in a given wavelength range (e.g., the range 532 nm<?<660 nm) by selection of an appropriate incident angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, SRU Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Meng Lu, Stephen C. Shulz, Brian T. Cunningham, Anusha Pokhriyal
  • Patent number: 8344460
    Abstract: Ni3Si2 FUSI gates can be formed inter alia by further reaction of NiSi/Ni2Si gate stacks. Ni3Si2 behaves similarly to NiSi in terms of work function values, and of modulation with dopants on SiO2, in contrast to Ni-rich silicides which have significantly higher work function values on HfSixOy and negligible work function shifts with dopants on SiO2. Formation of Ni3Si2 can applied for applications targeting NiSi FUSI gates, thereby expanding the process window without changing the electrical properties of the FUSI gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: IMEC
    Inventor: Jorge Adrian Kittl
  • Patent number: 8345910
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to microphone devices useful, for example, in hearing aid devices. The present invention relates more particularly to tunable microphone devices, and methods used to tune them. One aspect of the present invention is a microphone device that includes at least one microphone element. Each microphone element comprises a diaphragm suspended by a substrate; a solid electrolyte disposed on the diaphragm; an anode electrically coupled to the solid electrolyte; and a cathode electrically coupled to the solid electrolyte. The solid electrolyte is disposed between the anode and the cathode, such that ions flowing from the anode to the cathode travel through the solid electrolyte and electrons can flow in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents
    Inventors: Junseok Chae, Michael Kozicki
  • Patent number: 8347032
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a RAID control unit comprising an access request queue and an access request arbitrating unit configured to store access requests to a logical disk sent from an operating system in the access request queue on the basis of fetch order determination information, and to fetch the access requests. An access arbitration method for a RAID driver comprises the steps of storing the access requests in an access request queue on the basis of fetch order determination information, converting logical disk access information contained in access information corresponding to the access requests into physical disk access information, and supplying the access information containing the physical disk access information to a RAID controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Syuntaro Tsuji
  • Patent number: 8346656
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for displaying a trading screen and placing an order in an electronic trading environment. The system and method may be used to assist a trader in selecting an item of interest, such as the inside market (best bid and best ask) to be displayed relative to a user configured location on the trading screen, such as the center of the trading screen. In a preferred embodiment, the inside market will stay located relative to center of the trading screen and the price levels associated to the inside market will move as the market conditions fluctuate. Other features and advantages are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. West, Michael J. Burns
  • Patent number: 8343728
    Abstract: The invention provides methods, compositions, kits, and systems for the sensitive detection of cardiac troponin. Such methods, compositions, kits, and systems are useful in diagnosis, prognosis, and determination of methods of treatment in conditions that involve release of cardiac troponin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Singulex, Inc., The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Philippe J. Goix, Robert Puskas, John Todd, Richard A. Livingston, Douglas Held, Alan Wu
  • Patent number: 8342175
    Abstract: An inhaler for powdery, in particular medicinal, substances includes a suction air channel, which leads to a mouthpiece. The inhaler also has a storage chamber for storing the substance and a linearly moving dosing chamber for apportioning and distributing a specified amount of substance from the storage chamber to a transfer point to the suction air flow. The novel inhaler represents a structurally simple solution that makes it possible to eliminate adding an external air flow. To this end, a component of the suction air flow, which is located in the direction of extension of the dosing chamber, empties said dosing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sanofi SA
    Inventor: Alfred von Schuckmann
  • Patent number: 8346808
    Abstract: An exemplary method of accessing resources in a computer network may include (a) receiving into a networking device, from a first client device of a plurality of client devices, a request for a given resource (e.g., a file, directory, or metadata) assigned to a given file service (e.g., a file share service, file sync service, or file search service), (b) verifying that the first client device is allowed to access the given file service, (c) in response to verifying that the first client device is allowed to access the given file service, identifying a second client device having at least one stored resource assigned to the given file service, and (d) sending to the second client device an updated request for the given resource that includes a unique identifier of the at least one stored resource assigned to the given file service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Westell Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodger Higgins
  • Patent number: 8342174
    Abstract: An inhaler for powdery, in particular medical, substances is formed with a suction air channel, which leads to a mouthpiece. The inhaler also has a storage chamber for storing the substance and a linearly moving dosing chamber for apportioning a specified amount of substance from the storage chamber to a transfer point to the suction air flow. The aim of the invention is to obtain a structurally simple solution that makes it possible to eliminate adding an external air flow. To this end, a component of the suction air flow, which is located in the direction of extension of the dosing chamber, empties said dosing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sanofi SA
    Inventor: Alfred von Schuckmann
  • Patent number: 8346620
    Abstract: A system for interactive paper is described. Data fragments are captured at locations in a rendered document. A digital version of the document is optionally located. Markup data applied to the capture creates a rich set of interactions for the user. New models for publishing documents and new document-related services are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Dale L. Grover, Clifford A. Kushler, James Q. Stafford-Fraser
  • Patent number: 8339146
    Abstract: Calibration method for calibrating transient behavior of a TLP test system. The system comprises a TLP generator, probe needles, nominally impedance matched transmission lines and measurement equipment, connected between the transmission lines and the TLP generator, for detecting transient behavior of a device under test by simultaneously capturing voltage and current waveforms as a result of generated pulses. The calibration method comprises (a) applying the TLP test system on an open and capturing first voltage and current waveforms; (b) applying the TLP test system on a calibration element having a known finite impedance and a known transient response and capturing second voltage and current waveforms; (c) transforming the captured first and second current and voltage waveforms to the frequency domain, and (d) determining calibration data for the transient behavior of the TLP test system on the basis of the transformed first and second voltage and current waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: IMEC, Hanwa Electronic Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Philippe Roussel, Dimitri Linten
  • Patent number: 8338437
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds that are useful as inhibitors of protein arginine methyltransferase that have a formula selected from Formula (I), Formula (II) and Formula (III), as well as racemic mixtures, diastereomers, enantiomers and tautomers thereof and N-oxides, hydrates, solvates, pharmaceutically acceptable salts, prodrugs and complexes thereof as defined herein. The compound are useful as inhibitors of PRMTs and/or CARM-I. The invention further relates to compositions comprising such compounds and methods for their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: MethylGene Inc.
    Inventors: Amal Wahhab, Eric Therrien, Martin Allan, Sukhdev Manku