Patents Represented by Attorney Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, PC
  • Patent number: 8342325
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to an apparatus and/or system for housing a device. The apparatus includes a housing that is configured such that a device may be fitted within the housing and thereby be protected, such as from shocks and/or liquid. The housing may include top and bottom members that may be removably coupled together so as to form the housing. Each top and bottom member optionally includes front and back surfaces surrounded by a perimeter. The perimeter is defined by proximal and distal ends as well as opposing sides. The top and bottom members may include respective clasping mechanisms that extend along the perimeter of the top and bottom members. The clasping mechanisms are configured for coupling the top and bottom members with one another thereby sealing the housing, for instance, in a shock-proof and/or water tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Treefrog Developments, Inc
    Inventor: Gary Rayner
  • Patent number: 8321856
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for providing software updates. In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include receiving software objects associated with a software update. Moreover, a container may be provided. The container may include the received software objects and attributes. The attributes may describe the software objects to configure transport to different applications. Related systems, apparatus, methods, and/or articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Auer, Hans-Juergen Hennrich, Ralf-Juergen Hauck, Ralf Belger
  • Patent number: 8309124
    Abstract: A tablet comprising a core containing an active agent, and a coating, the core being disposed within the coating such that the coating has a thickness about a longitudinal axis (X-Y) of about 4.85 to 4.95 mm. The position of the core within the coating dictating that the active agent is released rapidly after a lag time during which time no active agent is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Jagotec AG
    Inventors: Guy Vergnault, Pascal Grenier, Christophe Dragan
  • Patent number: 8284719
    Abstract: A method for providing fast and flexible call setup, the method comprising establishing a plurality of phantom channels over a bearer channel, wherein at least one of the plurality of phantom channels is pre-assigned to a first session negotiation method, at least one of remaining phantom channels of the plurality of phantom channels is pre-assigned to a second session negotiation method, the second session negotiation method has at least one property different from the first session negotiation method, and at least one of the remaining phantom channels is assigned to at least one fixed media operation point, whereby the first session negotiation method is utilized for flexible session setup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Stephan Wenger, Tapio Hinkkanen, Ralph Neff
  • Patent number: 8175815
    Abstract: The invention deals with a method for the assessment of the effect of excipients, pH and combinations thereof on the predicted absorption properties of low solubility compounds, comprising the step of assessing a change in a flux function for a combination of a low solubility compound and an excipient at at least one predefined pH value. The method allows a fast, accurate, and economic evaluation of an excipient being capable of optimizing the absorption of drug molecules, i.e. low solubility compounds. Furthermore, animal experiments can be excluded and use of compounds can be reduced in such evaluation. Thus, screening for future formulation efficacy (pH and excipient effects on solubility and permeability) of drug candidates can be justified, since the method is fast, compound-sparing, cost-effective, and reasonably accurate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignees: F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, pION Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Avdeef, Manfred Kansy
  • Patent number: 8160064
    Abstract: The invention relates, in various aspects, to systems and methods for linking content stored on a computer network with content broadcast over a television network. The system includes a database, a trigger mechanism, a communications interface, and a packet generator. The database stores tokens representative of links to the stored content and delivery information representative of at least a duration for delivering the token. The trigger mechanism indicates an instruction to deliver a token over the television network, generating a signal indicating a respective one of the stored tokens and a time for starting the delivery of the respective token. The communications interface has a channel in communication with a television set top box device for transferring the respective token to the television set top box device. The packet generator generates packets within a stream of television content to be broadcast over the television network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Backchannelmedia Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland, Colin Campbell, Gordon Bechtel
  • Patent number: 8157892
    Abstract: Systems and methods for circulating air in an enclosed environment are disclosed. An inlet can be provided to receive an outside air from outside of the enclosed environment and an air handling unit coupled to the inlet to receive the outside air through the inlet and configured to receive a circulated air from the enclosed environment. The air handling unit can be configured to affect a temperature of at least one of the received outside air and the received circulated air. Based on the received outside air and the received circulated air, the air handling unit can be further configured to generate air for supplying to the enclosed environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Enverid Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Udi Meirav
  • Patent number: 8153704
    Abstract: The invention provides a fluid cement for medical use for bone reconstruction, in particular for filling the vertebral body, and a binary composition which is intended for the preparation of such a cement. The invention also provides a device for conditioning the binary composition, and a method of preparing a bone cement from a binary composition. The fluid cement according to the invention comprises: a) approximately 60% to 85% by weight of a polymer comprising a polymethylmethacrylate and a methylmethacrylate monomer and b) approximately from 15 to 40% by weight of a radio-opaque composition. Preferably, the radio-opaque composition comprises a radio-opacifier, such as barium sulfate and zirconium dioxide, in a mixture with a calcium phosphate, for example apatite hydroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Teknimed
    Inventors: Claudine Lavergne, Alain Leonard
  • Patent number: 8133284
    Abstract: An improved hip prosthesis includes an acetabular cup bearing component constructed from a relatively hard and high strength ceramic material for articulation with a ball-shaped femoral head component which may be constructed from a compatible ceramic or metal material. In one form, the acetabular cup further includes a ceramic porous bone ingrowth surface adhered thereto for secure ingrowth attachment to natural patient bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Amedica Corporation
    Inventors: K. Scott Ely, Ashok C. Khandkar, Ramaswamy Lakshminarayanan, Aaron A. Hofmann
  • Patent number: 8131623
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for administering combination annuity products and to combination annuity products themselves. Certain embodiments of the invention can be used in connection with variable universal life insurance and variable life insurance contracts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Amy Caruso, James Todd, Matthew Naughton, Judith Zaiken, Richard Byrne
  • Patent number: 8051455
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using tokens to link the television and the Internet platforms. The tokens are tightly encoded into the content and a registry controls the linking of the television content to specific Internet-based content. The registry also polices the validity of the tokens and optionally provides the token owner with continued control over the Internet content associated with that token. When the two platforms are linked successfully, the consumer receives quality content, while being protected from unwanted Internet content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Backchannelmedia Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland
  • Patent number: 8024474
    Abstract: A Multicast-Enabled Address Resolution Protocol (ME-ARP) is disclosed. This ME-ARP allows the building of independent IP based Virtual Private LAN segments (VPLS) over a multicast enabled IP backbone using stateless tunnels and optimal VPLS traffic forwarding. Each VPLS has an associated IP subnet which is completely independent from other VPLS or the underlying IP backbone itself. Each Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) device needs only to be configured with a VPLS identifier and its serving IP subnet per VPLS designated interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Marcel Wiget, Robert Pluim, Simon David Blyden, Geoffrey Mattson
  • Patent number: 8017073
    Abstract: This document describes a high intensity air purifier (HAIP), a super oxidation purifier, and a controller for controlling operation of any of various purification systems. In some implementations, a HAIP includes an air purifier system coupled within a housing having an air inlet and an air outlet. The air purifier system includes a pre-filter coupled to the air inlet, an axial fan for receiving and forwarding air from the air inlet. The air purifier system further includes a UV reaction chamber having a UV-light source for providing UV light to the forwarded air from the air inlet and a reflective lining to reflect the provided UV light, to provide UV purified air from the UV reaction chamber. The air purifier system further includes a chemical catalyst cartridge for receiving the UV purified air from the UV reaction chamber, for further purifying the UV purified air, and a post filter coupled to the air outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Life Spring Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Rolf Engelhard
  • Patent number: 8016315
    Abstract: Disclosed is a snowboard binding for coupling a snowboard boot to a snowboard. The binding includes a highback that extends upwardly from a midfoot or heel region of the binding to provide rear support for the boot. In one embodiment, the highback is formed of a plurality of modular components that each can be manufactured of a separate material to collectively provide desired structural characteristics to the highback. The attachment of the highback, its supporting elements and one or more straps to retain the boot within the binding are arranged such that certain attachment points are fixedly connected to each other and thus made to move synchronously when the position of the highback with respect to the binding's base is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Flow Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Neiley, Anthony Scaturro
  • Patent number: 8016311
    Abstract: A vehicle with front and rear steering is disclosed. The vehicle can be a cycle. The cycle includes a front wheel steered by a front hand-steering mechanism, and two back wheels steered by a back hand-steering mechanism. The back wheels are dual inclined casters with full rotational movement. A drive train forward of the front wheel drives the front wheel, while a rider is inclined in a seat in a recumbent orientation. The front and rear steering provides unlimited maneuverability and turning capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventors: Tyler Hadzicki, Joseph Hadzicki
  • Patent number: 8012690
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for nucleic acid amplification wherein nucleic acid templates, beads, and amplification reaction solution are emulsified and the nucleic acid templates are amplified to provide clonal copies of the nucleic acid templates attached to the beads. Also disclosed are kits and apparatuses for performing the methods of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: 454 Life Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Jan Berka, Yi-Ju Chen, John H. Leamon, Steve Lefkowitz, Kenton L. Lohman, Vinod B. Makhijani, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Gary J. Sarkis, Maithreyan Srinivasan, Michael P. Weiner
  • Patent number: 8002190
    Abstract: A covert material for printing onto a printing medium is provided, the covert material comprising a covert pigment and a binder encapsulating the covert pigment into a particle, where the binder comprises at least one of cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB), butyral vinyl acetate, acetyl butyrate, and acetate butyrate. Alternatively, the binder comprises at least one of polyester, polyolefin, acetyl butyrate, acetate butyrate, polystyrene copolymer, and polystyrene-polyvinylpyridine. The covert material can comprise additional components, such as ethyl acetate and/or n-propyl acetate. In one embodiment, the covert pigment comprises about 0.5-5% of the covert material. In one embodiment, the binder comprises about 5-30% of the covert material. In one advantageous embodiment, the covert pigment comprises at least 2% of the covert material and the binder comprises about 20-25% of the covert material. The covert material can further comprise at least one of a colorant, a surface additive, and a magnetic particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: L-1 Secure Credentialing, Inc.
    Inventors: Daoshen Bi, Robert L. Jones, Jack Richardson
  • Patent number: 7980451
    Abstract: A business form or intermediate is provided constructed from a single ply, wherein one or more inserts are formed from the same single ply. The business form or business form intermediate includes a removable pull tab that is manually removed from the form or intermediate with a single manual motion. Removal of the pull lab releases the one or more inserts from the form or intermediate to permit removal of the one or more inserts therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Infoseal, LLC
    Inventors: David Yost, Andrew Harnett
  • Patent number: D641564
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: B&B Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Patricia Urquiola
  • Patent number: D641565
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: B&B Italia, S.p.A.
    Inventor: Patricia Urquiola