Patents Represented by Attorney McKee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C.
  • Patent number: 8352288
    Abstract: A method for providing a user with a web-based service to access and collect records associated with the user in a secure and private manner, the method including assigning through a web site a phone number, assigning through the web site a user account to the user, associating access information with the user, creating through the web site a document for the user to provide to the service provider requesting the service provider to send the records to the phone number and granting the service provider permission to send the records to the phone number, receiving by the service provider the document from the user to provide the service provider permission to send the records to the phone number, and sending by the service provider a private fax communication to the phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: MyMedicalRecords, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert H. Lorsch
  • Patent number: 8352287
    Abstract: A method for providing a user with a service to access and collect personal health records associated with the user in a private manner through use of a user account may include assigning a destination address associated with the user account of the user for receiving private communications from at least one health care provider, associating access information with the user account of the user, providing authorization to the health care provider to send personal health records to the destination address, receiving a private communication from one of the at least one health care providers at the web site, storing the personal health record such that the personal health record is accessible through the web site. The method may further include receiving authorization from the user to send to the web site and sending a personal health record to the web site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: MyMedicalRecords, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert H. Lorsch
  • Patent number: 8350669
    Abstract: A system for providing secured access to and/or control of a vehicle is provided. The system includes a vehicle network such as a CAN. A remote communications device is used for sending a signal for controlling functions associated with the vehicle. There is a receiver operatively connected to the vehicle network and adapted to receive the signal from the remote communications device. At least one access module is adapted to provide control of functions of the vehicle by a user from outside of the vehicle, the access module is electrically connected to the vehicle network. There is at least one user input device associated with the access module and there are a plurality of outputs associated with the access module wherein the access module is adapted to directly control access to the vehicle through control of the plurality of outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Trimark Corporation
    Inventors: Dave S. Magner, Anita L. Reichling, David C. Smart, Robert D. Lawson
  • Patent number: 8351106
    Abstract: An optical micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) structure is provided. The structure includes an elastomer membrane, a plurality of polymer fibers attached to the elastomer membrane, an array of detectors operatively connected to the plurality of polymer fibers at a first end of the plurality of polymer fibers, and a microlens array operatively connected to the plurality of polymer fibers at a second end of the plurality of polymer fibers. A method of manufacturing an optical MEMS structure is provided. The method includes forming a hollow PDMS chamber in which PDMS fibers extend from top to bottom using a lost wax molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Jaeyoun Kim
  • Patent number: 8352131
    Abstract: A pitch plow and a method of controlling an elevation of a cutting edge of a pitch plow having a frame and a shank that is pivotally mounted to the frame, with the shank defining a cutting edge includes a control system that controls an elevation of the cutting edge. The control system includes a hydraulic control between the shank and the frame to pivotally adjust the shank and an electronic control to control the hydraulic actuator. The electronic control includes a processor and first and second sensors. The processor produces an output that adjusts the hydraulic control in a manner that controls the elevation of the cutting edge. The first sensor may measure GNS location and provides a GNS location input to the processor. The second sensor may measure orientation of said shank and provides a shank orientation input to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AG Leader Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Yegerlehner, Dennis E. Bell
  • Patent number: 8349352
    Abstract: A drug delivery system is disclosed. The drug delivery system includes a recognitive polymeric hydrogel through which a drug is delivered by contacting biological tissue. The recognitive polymeric hydrogel is formed using a bio-template, which is a drug or is structurally similar to the drug, functionalized monomers, preferably having complexing sites, and cross-linking monomers, which are copolymerized using a suitable initiator. The complexing sites of the recognitive polymeric hydrogel that is formed preferably mimic receptor sites of a target biological tissue, biological recognition, or biological mechanism of action. A system in accordance with an embodiment of the invention is a contact lens for delivering a drug through contact with an eye. In a particular embodiment of the invention, the drug is an anti-microbial, such as an anti-fungal agent for treatment of large animals, such as horses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventors: Mark E. Byrne, Allison Collins, Asa D. Vaughan, Siddarth Venkatesh
  • Patent number: 8349351
    Abstract: A drug delivery system is disclosed. The drug delivery system includes a recognitive polymeric hydrogel through which a drug is delivered by contacting biological tissue. The recognitive polymeric hydrogel is formed using a bio-template, which is a drug or is structurally similar to the drug, functionalized monomers, preferably having complexing sites, and cross-linking monomers, which are copolymerized using a suitable initiator. The complexing sites of the recognitive polymeric hydrogel that is formed preferably mimics receptor sites of a target biological tissue, biological recognition, or biological mechanism of action. The system in accordance with an embodiment of the intention is a contact lens for delivering a drug through contact with an eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventors: Mark E. Byrne, Siddarth Venkatesh
  • Patent number: 8348561
    Abstract: A motorcycle restraining device for securing a motorcycle to a trailer or other transport device is provided. The restraining device includes first and second brackets permanently attached to opposite sides of a motorcycle. A connecting rod is inserted through the brackets when the motorcycle is to be loaded onto the transport device. The motorcycle with the rod then approaches first and second receiving members, which constitutes an anchor, and the rod is secured to the receiving members. As the receiving members are adjustable and the design of the brackets adjustable as well, the motorcycle restraining device of the present invention may be used with generally any make and model of motorcycle. In addition, the brackets are permanently attached such that they do not create any problems or prevent ride ability of the motorcycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Joey Bauer, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8345778
    Abstract: A method of data transmission includes representing data using at least one amplitude modulated impulse based on an ultra wideband impulse, sending the at least one impulse over an electrically conductive guided media, receiving the at least one impulse over the electrically conductive guided media, recovering the data from the at least one amplitude modulated impulse after receiving the at least one impulse over the electrically conductive guided media. The at least one impulse coexists on the electrically conductive guided media with wave based transmissions sent over the electrically conductive guided media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Lightwaves Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip T. Kennedy, Joseph A. Gerke, David M. Snyder, Jon G. Stanford, Xuejie Song, Gregory P. Probst
  • Patent number: 8343380
    Abstract: Corrosion inhibitor compositions and methods of use are disclosed. Sugar acids and calcium corrosion inhibitors combined with hypochlorite sources provide use solutions for effective corrosion inhibition for metal surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Erik C. Olson, Steven E. Lentsch
  • Patent number: 8342738
    Abstract: A mixer includes a housing having one or more augers therein. The augers are turned so that they lift the material being mixed upwardly. Fixed on the side walls, which include baffles, are one or more deflectors which impart a downward motion on the mixture being mixed so that the mixture is tumbled upwardly by the augers and downwardly by the deflectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Roto-Mix, LLC
    Inventors: Rodney R. Neier, Allin L. Butcher, Ross M. Groening, Conway B. Price
  • Patent number: 8345693
    Abstract: A cooperative spatial multiplexing scheme in which the transmitter (source), equipped with a single antenna, forms virtual antenna arrays from a collection of distributed antennas belonging to different wireless terminals, and transmit a high-rate data stream to those terminals (relays). Each relay detects only a subset (called sub-stream) of the data stream and all relays forward their sub-streams simultaneously over the same physical channel. Then the receiver (destination) nulls and cancels the interference from different relays in order of the magnitude of log-likelihood ratio and detects the signal transmitted from the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Sang Wu Kim
  • Patent number: 8344026
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel sulfoperoxycarboxylic acid compounds, and methods for making and using them. The sulfoperoxycarboxylic compounds of the invention are storage stable, water soluble and have low to no odor. Further, the compounds of the present invention can be formed from non-petroleum based renewable materials. The compounds of the present invention can be used as antimicrobials, and bleaching agents. The compounds of the present invention are also suitable for use as coupling agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, Richard K. Staub, David D. McSherry, Keith G. Lascotte, Steven J. Lange, Frank Everts
  • Patent number: 8340829
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method and apparatus of detecting and compensating for DC residual fault currents on electrical systems. In particular, the present invention relates to a method and apparatus which is capable of accurately detecting one or more parameters of the fault current waveform and generating a compensation factor which compensates for specific pulsed DC fault components present. In this way, trip sensitivity is optimized for all types of fault current waveforms. In a preferred embodiment, the present invention operates by detecting one or more parameters of the encoded fault current waveform and generating a measure of symmetry comparing the mean squared values of negative and positive sections of said encoded fault current waveform. In use, various bands of the ratio of the mean squared sum of the positive and negative sections of said encoded fault current waveform are obtained, and a compensation factor is determined from a look-up table stored in a processing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Eaton Industries Manufacturing GmbH
    Inventor: Jonathan Keith Jackson
  • Patent number: 8337058
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a high intensity lighting fixture. One aspect, a knuckle for mounting the light fixture by its bulb cone to a cross arm is attached along the side of the bulb cone. This has various potential advantages including decreased effective projected area, protection of watering to the bulb cone, and decreased moment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron K. Gordin, Timothy J. Boyle
  • Patent number: 8337921
    Abstract: An improved filamentous fungi is disclosed that has an enhanced nutritional profile by utilizing pulsed ultraviolet irradiation. According to the invention, the vitamin D component of mushrooms and other filamentous fungi may be drastically increased with no deleterious affects on appearance with the use of pulsed UV radiation. Mushrooms so treated had up to 1800% DV in one serving of fresh mushrooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Robert B. Beelman, Michael Kalaras
  • Patent number: 8329633
    Abstract: A cleaning composition including a poly quaternary functionalized alkyl polyglucoside, a water conditioning agent, an acid source, a solvent, and water. In one embodiment, the cleaning composition is substantially free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates. The cleaning composition is capable of removing soils including up to 20% proteins. The cleaning compositions include a biorenewable, environmentally friendly alternative to nonyl phenol ethoxylates and exhibit superior cleaning of food soils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Allen Hodge, Erin Jane Dahlquist, Amanda Ruth Blattner
  • Patent number: PP23269
    Abstract: A new variety of Floribunda rose suitable for garden decoration, having flowers of milk chocolate changing to lavender coloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Weeks Roses
    Inventor: Christian Bédard
  • Patent number: PP23289
    Abstract: A new variety of Floribunda rose suitable for garden decoration, having flowers of ketchup red and mustard yellow bicolor coloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc.
    Inventor: Christian Bédard
  • Patent number: D674131
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, Lawrence H. Boxler, Timothy J. Boyle, Chris P. Lickiss