Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Merchant & Gould P.C.
  • Patent number: 8348498
    Abstract: A procedure for checking the functionality of an electric heating device (10) with at least one PTC-element (13, 14) is suggested. The electric heating device (10) is operated at a battery voltage. When controlling the heating device (10) it is impinged with a current and at least one measuring value is detected, which represents the current that flows through the heating device. The measuring value for the current is compared to at least one reference value with a default tolerance width while considering the battery voltage. In the case of a measuring value that deviates from the reference value an error can be assumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Buelent Barcin, Jan Kaluza, Michael Gerlach, Horst Kleinknecht
  • Patent number: 8348903
    Abstract: A cartridge for radiopharmaceutical packaging includes a low UV-absorbing plastic barrel, closed at one end by a cap and at the other by a piston. A shoulder cooperates with the barrel in a double-level snap-on system with a cavity cooperating with an injection fitting sleeve to make a seal. At a first end the cap has a peel-off porous liner covering the cavity. Radial fins protrude inside the cavity, for screwing the injection fitting and second radial fins protrude outside of the cap to fix to a cartridge protection shield. A second end minimizes a shadow area of UV flash lamp sterilization and ensures clearance for inserting an injection spike. The second end has a reduced wall thickness pierced by the spike during set up for dispensing of the pharmaceutical. An external cylindrical zone at the second end ensures leak tightness between the cap and the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Trasis S.A.
    Inventors: Frédéric Baplue, Philippe Bekaert, Jean-Luc Morelle, Gauthier Philippart
  • Patent number: 8348201
    Abstract: A wing-flap assembly includes a flap made up of a plurality of flap sections, in which each flap section is connected to the preceding one in a rotatable manner, and one or more actuator devices adapted to control the rotation of the flap sections. Each actuator device includes an extended element made of shape memory alloy and an arch-shaped framework made of elastic material, to which the extended element is fixedly connected under tension. Each end of the extended element is fixed to a respective end of the arch-shaped framework. At least one of the actuator devices is connected at one end to the first of the flap sections, and on the other side it is adapted to be connected to a wing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A.
    Inventors: Rosario Pecora, Generoso Iannuzzo, Massimo Riccio, Salvatore Russo, Erika Calvi, Leonardo Lecce, Silvestro Barbarino, Antonio Concilio, Salvatore Ameduri
  • Patent number: 8352929
    Abstract: A method for preventing the unauthorized modification of a software or unauthorized modification of runtime data. According to this method, a converter, which is capable of converting the software into a generalized machine code is provided. The converter is designed such that it cannot be reverse engineered, by using a conversion process that causes data loss. An interpreter, which the knowledge of its process method is kept restricted, is also provided. The interpreter interprets the general machine code into a specific machine code, while reconstructing the lost data during the interpretation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Keren Asipov, Boris Asipov
  • Patent number: 8349847
    Abstract: The invention relates to substituted pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine derivatives of the Formula-(I), or pharmaceutically-acceptable salts thereof, which possess anti-proliferative activity such as anti-cancer activity and are accordingly useful in methods of treatment of the human or animal body. The invention also relates to processes for the manufacture of substituted pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine derivatives, to pharmaceutical compositions containing the compound and to its use in the manufacture of medicaments for the production of an anti-proliferative effect in a warm-blooded animal such as man.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Durga Prasad Konakanchi, Subba Rao Pula, Lakshmi Ananthaneni, Ramakrishna Pilli, Muddasani Pulla Reddy, Bhujanga rao Adibhatla Satya, Nannapaneni Venkaiah Chowdary
  • Patent number: 8349855
    Abstract: The present invention relates to three novel crystalline forms of Erlotinib hydrochloride and method of preparation thereof. Erlotinib hydrochloride is N-(3-ethynylphenyl)-6,7-bis(2-methoxy ethoxy)-4-quinazolinamine hydrochloride of formula-(I). The present invention provides stable novel crystalline forms of Erlotinib hydrochloride designated as Form-M, Form-N and Form-P, and processes for the preparation of the same. Erlotinib hydrochloride can be used as medicament for the treatment of hyperproliferative disorders, such as cancers, in humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Natco Pharma Limited
    Inventors: Ramanadham Jyothi Prasad, Bhujanga rao Adibhatla Kali Satya, Nannapaneni Venkaiah Chowdary
  • Patent number: 8347751
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transmission device comprising a first gear wheel and a second gear wheel that is rotatably coupled thereto, wherein a damping element acting in the circumferential direction is provided axially between the gear wheels. According to the invention it is provided that the damping element can be tensioned by the gear wheels during the operation of the transmission device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Haussecker, Max Fiedler, Volker Hertweck, Franz Tasch, Peter Bohr, Holger Thoene, Dieter Depner
  • Patent number: 8352961
    Abstract: A system and method for notifying users in a manner that is appropriate for the event and the environment for the user. The method of the present invention relates to determining the desired properties of an event and assigning varying notification characteristics to that event. Profiles are created of the various events, wherein each profile relates to a different mode or situational environment, such as a meeting environment, an office or normal environment, a louder outside-type environment, etc. The invention further relates to placing the small computer device in a particular mode, either automatically or manually. Once in a particular mode the device provides notifications according to that mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kathryn L. Parker, Peter Vale
  • Patent number: 8347699
    Abstract: At a procedure for determining at least one misfiring cylinder (1, 2, 3, 4) of a combustion engine (12) with an even number n of at least four cylinders (1, 2, 3, 4), whereby at least each cylinder (1, 2, 3, 4) is assigned to its own angle segment of a work cycle of the combustion engine (12) and whereby uneven running values (luts) are determined for each cylinder (1, 2, 3, 4), the uneven running values (luts) are evaluated with regard to the fulfillment of a condition (1., 2., 3., 4.), which is set depending on the length of the angle segment or a part or a multiple of it and which corresponds with a default misfiring pattern of the combustion engine (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Claus Heppel
  • Patent number: 8348300
    Abstract: The tips are upwardly curved and the board's/ski's underside (the sole) is provided with first and second surfaces, straight in cross section, extending in the board's/ski's longitudinal direction, which are arranged at an angle to each other and usually interconnected via a third surface. The sole's first and second sole surfaces (2) at the lateral edge, which normally consists of a steel edge, have a varying height over a third sole surface (1), where this height typically both increases and decreases as one advances from the middle of the snowboard/ski towards the transition to the tip (A-A). At the same time the first and second sole surfaces (2) at the lateral edge substantially have a greater height over the third surface (1) in a 10 cm long area from the transition (A-A) and backwards than in the area forming the central half of the snowboard/ski.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: HiTurn AS
    Inventor: Jørgen Karlsen
  • Patent number: 8351408
    Abstract: A data packet generator periodically generates a data packet including a passcode comprising a plurality of characters. The data packet is sent to a server or a computing device for validation. If validated, the data packet is used, for example, to identify the location of a user or device. Additional systems and methods involving such a data packet generator are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Mark R. Daigle
  • Patent number: 8349051
    Abstract: A process for hydro-extracting non-ferrous metals from a slurry, pulp or solution, the process including a resin which is a copolymer of a polystyrene and a non-styrenic polymer, wherein the non-styrenic polymer includes the following subunit: Formula (I) wherein Rb is a divalent linking group, preferably alkylene, and most preferably (—CH2—CH2—; and Rd is NH, NR, O or absent. Preferably the resin has an acrylic backbone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Clean TeQ Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Nikolai Zontov
  • Patent number: 8351753
    Abstract: A cable management frame assembly including a collapsible frame chassis and a plurality of positionally configurable cable management fixtures that can be affixed to the frame chassis without the use of tools or additional hardware such as screws, nuts, or bolts. A panel mount allows patch panels and equipment to be mounted to the frame chassis without the use of tools or additional hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ADC GmbH
    Inventor: Chris Taylor
  • Patent number: 8348737
    Abstract: A method for conducting an online contest involving “fantasy” type sporting games through the use of bracketing rules such that a player can employ decision-making via strategic moves as well as by mathematical equation. The method integrates hundreds of thousands of fantasy players into a unitary online contest where each fantasy player seeks to advance through various brackets in order to win prizes derived from the mass amount of entry fees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Everett Page
  • Patent number: 8351716
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for efficient encoding and rendering of remote graphic displays by applying one or more of the following: (1) field encoding for identifying fields of a graphics set such that commonalities of various fields across different graphics languages are identified; (2) resource caching, which treats heterogeneous resources in a homogeneous way when it comes to storing them; (3) determining the type of encoding for remoting items within a graphics set based upon the types of compression mechanisms supported by a remote device; (4) improving responsiveness by rendering with partially sent resources; (5) a mechanism for determining what portions (if any) of a graphics set should be sent to a remote device and in what order; and (6) use of dedicated resources already on a remote device in order to eliminate the transfer of a resource between a local device and the remote device when rendering such resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John E. Parsons, Joy Chik, Nadim Y. Abdo, Robert Wilhelm Schmieder
  • Patent number: 8349423
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polyethylene composition for the production of peroxide crosslinked polyethylene and a method for the production thereof. The invention further relates to the use of such a polymer composition and to a peroxide crosslinked polyethylene pipe made from the polyethylene composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Borealis Technology Oy
    Inventor: Magnus Palmlöf
  • Patent number: 8349218
    Abstract: A temperature switch comprises a material (14) which melts and concomitantly undergoes a change in an electrical characteristic at a predetermined temperature. The temperature switch also includes at least two electrical contacts (10, 12) for detecting the change in the electrical characteristic. The material (14) comprises an organic cation and an anion and is preferably an ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kidde IP Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Alexandra Georgina Redcliffe Gordon
  • Patent number: 8347529
    Abstract: A machine configured so that its ground speed is at least in part dependent on the measured force that is applied to an attachment attached thereto is provided. An attachment for a machine that is configured to provide feedback to the machine it is configured to be attached to, wherein the feedback is representative of the force applied to the attachment is also provided. Also provided is a method of automatically controlling the ground speed of a machine based on feedback measured in an attachment attached to the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Casey Dean Berg, Oleg Khalamendik, Ted Jay Sanders
  • Patent number: 8352129
    Abstract: A method for controlling a boom assembly includes providing a boom assembly having an end effortor. The boom assembly includes an actuator in fluid communication with a flow control valve. A desired coordinate of the end effector of the boom assembly is converted from Cartesian space to actuator space. A deflection error of the end effector based on a measured displacement of the actuator is calculated. A resultant desired coordinate of the end effector is calculated based on the desired coordinate and the deflection error. A control signal for the flow control valve is generated based on the resultant desired coordinate and the measured displacement of the actuator. The control signal is shaped to reduce vibration of the boom assembly. The shaped control signal is transmitted to the flow control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: QingHui Yuan, Jae Y. Lew, Damrongrit Piyabongkarn
  • Patent number: D673829
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Izumi Products Company
    Inventors: Masafumi Takeshima, Masaki Miyazawa